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Publication numberUS691270 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1902
Filing dateOct 14, 1901
Priority dateOct 14, 1901
Publication numberUS 691270 A, US 691270A, US-A-691270, US691270 A, US691270A
InventorsCharles H Jones
Original AssigneeCharles H Jones
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Water-bandage.
US 691270 A
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No. 69|,270. Patented l,an.'l4, |902;

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WATER BANDAGE. (Applicativi: led Oct. 14, 1901.

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CHARLES I'I. JONES, OF TEMPE, ARIZONA TERRITORY.

WATER-BAN DAG E.

SPECIFICATION forming part of 'LetterSiPiatent No. 691,270, dated January 14, 1902. Application tiled October 14, 1901. Serial No. 78,657. (No model) To all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES H. J ONES, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Tempe, in the county of Maricopa and Territory of Arizona, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Water-Bandages,of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to water-bandages for reducing fever in which cold water or other suitable liquid is made to circulate through coils of rubber or other suitable material placed around or in contact with the body the temperature of which is to be lowered; and its objects are, first, to provide a light portable stand for the receptacles of the water or other liquid, whereby its iow through the coil may be adjusted as desired, and, second, to improve in certain particulars such coils. The manner in which I accomplish these objects and others of like character Will be more particularly described in this specitcation, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereof, and then pointed out in Ithe claims at the end of the description.

In the drawings, Figure l is a side View in perspective of the entire apparatus, one of the fluid-receptacles being shown in section. Fig. 2 is a View from above of the base of the stand. Fig. 3 is a side view of the base of the stand. Fig. 4 is a view in section showing the manner in which the movable beam is pivoted and adjusted on the upright of the stand. Fig. 5 represents cross-sections of different fortns of the tube used in the coil. Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section of the tube at the junction with the coil.

Similar letters of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

A is an upright bar or tube of iron, wood, or other material, preferably an iron tube, ilattened at the upper end and notched at its extremity. The beam B, which may be of any material, is pivoted on the tube A by means of the pin D, which fits loosely7 in the notches at the end of A. This permits B to swing freely on D, which is placed at its center. To the beam B is also attached the semicircular piece of metal or other suitable material C, which as B swings up and down on D passes freely from end to end between the upper part of the upright A and the projecting upturned flange F, which is made or fastened onto A and through which works the rat-tail screw E, by means of the friction of which against C the beam B can be readily adjusted in any desired position, the ends being at the same elevation or either one at any desired height above the other.

Upon the ends ot' the beam B are made or placed hooks, to which are attached buckets K and L, in which is placed the water or other liquid. These buckets are preferably made, as shown in Fig. 1, with an outer and inner chamber, the outer to be packed with sawdust or other non-heat-conducting substance M and the inner filled with ice and water or other liquid. At the base of each bucket, by means of a pipe and cock O, the Water may be drawn off into the tube P, of rubber or other suitable material. Over the inner end of @the outlet-pipe from the buckets maybe placed wire screens V, which will prevent any solid passing into the tube and coil. Thetube P, which may be of any desired length, runs from one bucket to the coil S and thence to the other bucket. The coil S, which is part of the tube, may be made in any form and may be adapted to be Wound around or placed in 'contact with any part of the body. Where it comes in contact with the body, the temperature of the bodyis lowered by the ow of cold water or other liquid through the coil. When all of the liquid has passed from one receptacle to the other, the beam B may be swung up, so that the full receptacle is on a higher level than the empty one, thus causing the liquid to flow back again, and so on.

In Order to prevent thetube from bending, so as to stop the fiow, and in order that it may be more easily handled, it may be passed through a Y-shaped tube of metal or other material Q, which may be adj usted as desired, thus holding together the two parts of the tube running from the coil. Another device that may be used for the same purpose to prevent kinking of the tube is to have the part of the tube where it leaves the coil, as shown at T, Fig. l, vfastened to the coil, so that both parts of the tube will be rigidly attached at T and both leave the coil at the ICO same place', thus lessening the chance ofthe tube being bent, so that Water will not flow through it.

To further prevent kinking of the tube, it may at the point T, where it leaves the coil and is apt to bend, be reinforced by being thickened, as shown in Fig. 6.

The tube of which the coil is constructed may be flattened and inade thin on the side which comes in contact with the body, as shown in Figs. 5 and 6, thus presenting a larger cooling-surface and a thinner wall between the cooling liquid and the body.

It will be observed that the apparatus described is of light and durable construction and is adapted to be knocked down, packed in small compass, and readily set up again. I have also. provided a base for the stand, which is of the same simple construction. The uprightA is notched at its base, the notch fitting over the thin plate Gr, made of metal or other suitable material and having'a foot at either end. To G are attached, by thu mbscrews H, which set in notches on the upper edge of G, the plates J and J which are'of the same construction as G, each having a foot at its end and Which` tit tightly around the upright A. By putting the parts together and adjusting the thumb-screws H the base is held firmly in place and the apparatus is supported. In this way a portable and simply-constructed device is produced which can be quickly adj usted at a bed sida-'permitting `ratus therefor, the combination of an upright support-ing adjustably thereon a` verticallyswinging beam, adapted to holdv liquid-receptacles at each end of the beam, aiiexible tube leading from one receptacle to a @eiland thence to the other receptacle, substantially as described.

2. In a water-bandage and adjusting'apparatus therefor, the combination of an upright, a base to support the same, a beam pivoted on the upright and adapted to swing vertically and be adjusted thereon, liquid-holding receptacles at each end'of the beam, a flexible tube leading from one receptacle to a coil and thence to the other receptacle, substantially as described.

3. In a water-bandage and adjusting apparatns therefor, the combination of an upright, a base to support the same, a beam pivoted on the upright and adapted to swing vertically and be adjusted thereon, liquid-holding receptacles at each end of the beam, a iiexible tube leading from one receptacle to a coil, the tubing of-which is flat and thin on one side, and thence to the other, substantially as described.

4. Ina water-bandage and adjusting apparatus therefor, the combination of an upright, a base to support, the saine, a beam pivoted on the upright` and adapted to swing vertically and be adjusted thereon, liquid-holding receptacles at each end of the beam, a flexible tube leading from one receptacle to a coil, the

ltubing 0f which is made fiat and thin on one side, and thence from the coil to the other receptacle; the parts of the tubing where they leave the coil beingJ rigidly attached thereto and adapted to leave it at the same place and be joined together for a short distance, substantially as described.

5. In a water-bandage and apparatus therefor, the combination of an upright, a base to support the same, a beam pivoted on the upright and adapted to swing vertically and be adjusted thereon, liquid-holding receptacles at eachlend of the beam, a flexible tube leading from one receptacle to a coil, the tubing of which -is made flat and thin on one side,

and thence from thecoil to the other receptacle the parts of the tubing where they leave the coil being rigidly attached theretoand adapted to leave it at the same place and to be there reinforced by thickening,4 to prevent k'inkingand to facilitate handling of the tube, substantially as described.

6. A coil of tubing adapted to be applied to the human body to reduce the temperature thereof by means of `cold `liquid Aflowing through the 'said coil; the tubing of said'coil "being flattened and thinned "at the points "where it comes in contact with the body, to VKpresent a larger cooling-surface and a thinner wall between the cooling liquid and the body, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing `witnesses.

CHARLES H. JONES.

Witnesses:

F. M. IRISH, W. S. JOHNSTON.

IOC

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationY10S165/047, A61F7/02