US 2709435 A
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A. KRESS LEG REST May 31, 1955 Filed Sept. 17, 1955 Adam lfress INVENTOR.
2,709,435 Patented May 31, 1955 LEG REST Adam Kress, Brookhaven, N. Y., assignor of fifty per cent: to George J. Handley, Patchogue, N. Y.
Application September 17, 1953, Serial No. 380,670
2 Claims. (Cl. 128260) This invention relates generally to medical accessories and pertains more particularly to an improved form of mechanism for use in the medicating of bandaged limbs.
A primary object of this invention is to provide an improved form of leg or arm rest utilized to support an injured limb for the continuous application of medication thereon.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure l is a perspective view of the invention in use;
Figure 2 is a longitudinal section taken through the leg rest assembly.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, reference numeral indicates the invention generally which takes the form of a generally rectangular receptacle having a bottom 12, end walls 1 3, and side walls 16. Each of the end walls 14 is provided at the corners of the receptacle with projections 18 which extend vertically above the adjacent upper edges 20 of the side walls 16 with the central or intermediate portions of the upper edges of these end walls being depressed to form notches or grooves in the manner shown. Formed throughout the extent of the end walls and provided along the upper edges thereof are the inwardly directed flange portions 22 which are widened or elongated at their intermediate points as indicated by the reference character 24 to provide supporting shelves for supporting a users leg, as
It is under those circumstances in which it is desirable to continuously bath or medicate a limb that the present invention is most readily adaptable inasmuch as the device is intended to act as a receptacle or housing to retain or rather catch liquid medication and the like while the same is being applied to a patients limb. Above the patients limb, a suitable source of liquid medicament or the like is placed and the medicament is allowed to slowly drip upon either the patients bare or bandaged limb while the same is being supported by the leg rest assembly in the manner shown. As soon as the liquid is caught in the receptacle, it flows outwardly therefrom through the conduit member 24 to any suitable resting place such as the catch basin as shown.
From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A device for medicating bandaged limbs comprising a receptacle having a bottom, spaced side walls and spaced end walls, said end walls having their upper edges provided with cut away portions defining notches, the edges of said end walls also having inwardly directed flanges providing surfaces for supporting a bandaged limb, and a drainage conduit provided in one of the walls of said housing.
2. A device for medicatlng bandaged limbs comprising a receptacle having a bottom, spaced side walls and spaced end walls, said end walls having their upper edges provided with cut away portions defining notches, the edges of said end walls also having inwardly directed flanges and having elongated shelf portions adjacent their intermediate portions for supporting a bandaged limb, and a drainage conduit provided in one of the walls of said housing.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,290,036 Anderson Jan. 7, 1919 1,374,685 Steinkamp Apr. 12, 1921 1,775,442 Sarason Sept. 9, 1930