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Publication numberUS2711300 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 21, 1955
Filing dateApr 9, 1951
Priority dateApr 9, 1951
Publication numberUS 2711300 A, US 2711300A, US-A-2711300, US2711300 A, US2711300A
InventorsNelson Ingrid B
Original AssigneeJames B Dabney, Nettie Burleson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for a container from which liquid is administered to a patient
US 2711300 A
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June 21, 1955 B. NELSON 2,711,300


a alcduk/ 147 7 O/VE Y 7 JAIN .\\i m$ M m N w w I SUPPORT FOR A CONTAINER FROM WHICH LIQUID IS ADMINISTERED TO A PATIENT Ingrid B. Nelson, Los Angeles, Calif., assignor of onethird to Nettie Burleson and one-third to' James B. Dabney, both of Los Angeles, Calif.

Application April 9, 1951, Serial No. 220,031 1 1 Claim. (Cl. 248-214) This invention relates to a supp rt for holding, a liquid container in position for administering the liquid to a patient lying on a supporting structure such as a litter, stretcher or bed, as in giving intravenous injections, or in feeding or giving irrigation treatments to the patient.

It is an object of this invention to provide an improved support for the purposes described.

It is another object of this invention to provide a support such as described which is particularly adapted for attachment to a litter or the like as used in warfare to attend the wounded, in that it will facilitate timely intravenous injections of blood plasma.

It is a further object to provide in a support such as described a novel mounting means whereby the support is attachable to frame members of different sizes on litters, stretcher beds or the like.

It is another object to provide a foldable or adjustable support for the purposes described, which may be attached at any desired point on litter, stretcher, bed or the like, and easily adjusted between a convenient out-of-the-way position and a position of use, without in either case interfering with the normal use and handling of the litter, stretcher or bed.

It is another object of this invention to provide a support of the character described which is of simple construction, strong, durable, light as to Weight and which takes up but little space when extended for use as well as when in folded position or when stored or packed for shipment apart from a litter or the like.

This invention possesses many other advantages, and I has other objects which may be made more easily apparent from 'a consideration of several embodiments of the invention. For this purpose there are shown two forms in the drawings accompanying and forming part of the present specification. These forms will now be described in detail, illustrating the general principles of the invention; but it is 'to be understood that this detailed description is not to be taken in a limiting sense, since the scope of the invention is best defined by the appended claim.

Referring to the drawings: I

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a support embodying this invention, shown in full lines in position of use on a litter and in dot-dash lines in folded position;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary elevation of the mounting means for the support;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken .on the'line 3-3 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is an enlarged, fragmentary longitudinal sectional view of the standard;

Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 55 of Fig. 4; and

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view of a modified formation of the upper end of the standard.

As shown in the accompanying drawing, a support A embodying this invention is mounted on the side of a supporting structure B for a patient in such a manner 2 that a liquid container C to the patient through the flexible hose 1D. .When not in use the supportis. swung from upright p'c fs'iti'on int'o a'posit-ion lying alongside the supporting structure "B as shown in .dot-dash linesin Fig. 1. 'Provided inthis manner on a litter or the'like as used in warfare, 'the support will facilitate the intravenous injection of blood plasma in a most .refiective manner and when in use or when folded, ,will' not interferewith the desired use and handling of the litter; f

More specifically, the support .A includes a standard 7 made of light sheet metal or channelled cross. section and tapered towards its upper .endfor balanee and weight reduction, .and pivotall y connectefc'l' at gits; other end with a mounting means '8. e

The mounting means 8 includes a 'C- shaped body portion 9 cooperable with a movable jaw 10 to form a clamping means for attaching the support on the side rail 11 of the litter B. Obviously, this clamping means will also serve to clamp the support on a stretcher bed or the like. p

The movable jaw 10 is operated by means 'of an adjusting screw 12in the end 14 of the "body portion 9. A set screw 16 in the jaw 10 extends into a groove17 in the screw 12 for rotatably securing the latter to the jaw so that the jaw may be moved toward or away from the other end or stationary jaw 18 onthe" body portion 9. The jaw 10 has a concaved and serrated gripping surface ltlq and the jaw 18 is like provided with a concaved grippingsurface 18a to insure a secure clamping of the device on the litter or thelike- The body portion 9 is provided with an enlarged cir-. cular portion 19 between its ends as a seat fora circular plate 20 on the lower end of the standard 7. The plate a 20 is provided with a radial extension 21 which is socketed in the channel at the lower end of the standard 7 and riveted thereto as at 22. Y

, A pivot member 23 mounts the plate 20 on the portion 19 whereby the standard 7 may be extended for use and swung into out-of-theway position. A circular diskj24 of suitable metal as awear plate may be mounted between the plate 20 and the enlarged portion 19. The

standard is limited as tomovement into extended and folded positions by means of a pin 25 on the enlargement 19 of the body portion 9, abutting the ends of an arcuate slot 26 in the plate 20.

A spring loaded detent 27 carried by the plate 20 is engageable in openings 28 and 29 in the enlargement 19 of the body portion'9 to releas'ably hold the standard 7 in its extended and folded'positions. j

As shown in Fig. 1, a strap 30 may be employed to hold the free end portion of the standard against the side rail of the litter, when the standard is swung into out-of-the-way position.

The outer end of the web portion 7a between the flanges 7b of the channelled standard 7 is bent inwardly and back on itself as at 7c as shown in Figs. 5 and 6 to bifurcate the standard so that a strap 31 embracing the liquid container C may be mounted thereon to support the container as shown in Fig. 1. A detent 32 on a spring 33 fixed on the standard may be employed'as shown in Fig. 5 to hold the strap 31 in place. Fig. 6 shows how the bifurcated upper end of the standard may be employed if desired without the detent 32.

For'more securely holding the container C in place, a tie member here shown in the form of a coiled spring 34 is fixed at one end as at 35 within the-channelled standard and is adapted to be wrapped around the container and secured at its other end to the standard by means of the hook fastener 36 and the openings 37 respectively on the spring and in the standard, as shown i may be held by the {support I above the patient whereby the liquid may beadministered in- Fig. I. When not in use this spring is positioned within the channel of the standard as shown in Fig. 4, the fastener 36 on the free end of the spring being hooked over a pin 38 fixed in the channel of the standard.

It should be noted that the standard 7 is'mounted so that when in folded position the channel therein opens downwardly to prevent dirt and foreign matter from accumulating in the channel and being dropped on the litter or patient when the standard is extended for use.

I claim:

In a support for holding a liquid container above a patient lying on a supporting structure and to whom the liquid is to be administered; mounting means adapted to be secured on said supporting structure, a standard adapted to support the liquid container above the patient, means connecting the standard with said mounting means 'for movement between a position ofnon-use lying alongside said supporting structure and an upright position for supporting the container above the patient, said standard being channel shaped in cross section and having a bifurcated end facilitating the support of the container thereon, a leaf spring fixed to said standard, said bifurcated end having openings therein and a detent member mounted on said spring for extension through said openings to close said bifurcated end.

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U.S. Classification248/214, 248/230.6, 248/291.1
International ClassificationA61M5/14
Cooperative ClassificationA61M5/1415
European ClassificationA61M5/14R2