US2250026A - Back rest for hospital beds - Google Patents

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US2250026A
US2250026A US356441A US35644140A US2250026A US 2250026 A US2250026 A US 2250026A US 356441 A US356441 A US 356441A US 35644140 A US35644140 A US 35644140A US 2250026 A US2250026 A US 2250026A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C20/00Head -, foot -, or like rests for beds, sofas or the like
    • A47C20/02Head -, foot -, or like rests for beds, sofas or the like of detachable or loose type
    • A47C20/027Back supports, e.g. for sitting in bed
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C20/00Head -, foot -, or like rests for beds, sofas or the like
    • A47C20/04Head -, foot -, or like rests for beds, sofas or the like with adjustable inclination
    • A47C20/043Head -, foot -, or like rests for beds, sofas or the like with adjustable inclination by means of peg-and-notch or pawl-and-ratchet mechanism

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July 22, 1941. A. LAUKHUFF 2,250,026 BACK REST FOR HOSPITAL BEDS 7 Filed Sept. 12, 1940 ll luh CMUMV Alfred Laukhuff Patented July 22, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT QFFICE 2,250,026 BACK REST FOR HOSPITAL BEDS Alfred Laukhuff, Milwaukee, Wis. Application September 12, 1940, Serial No. 356,441

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This invention relates to back rests and refers particularly to a back rest of the type designed especially for use on hospital beds.

One of the other objects of this invention is to provide a structure of the character described which is light and which may be conveniently manipulated and adjusted to any desired degree of angularity.

Another object of this invention is to provide a back rest which will not shift when in position on the bed.

In this respect, it is a further object of the present invention to provide novel means for gripping the mattress of the bed with which the back rest is used to insure against shifting of the rest in any direction.

With the above and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, this invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts substantially as hereinafter described, and more particularly efined by the appended claims, it being understood that such changes in the precise embodiment of the herein disclosed invention may be made as come within the scope of the claims.

The accompanying drawing illustrates one complete example of the physical embodiment of the invention, constructed in accordance with the best mode so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the back rest of this invention in position of use;

Figure 2 is a side View thereof with parts broken away and in section; and

Figure 3 is a detail sectional view through Figure 2 on the plane of the line 3-3.

Referring now particularly to the accompanying drawing, in which like numerals indicate like parts, the numeral 5 designates generally the base of the entire structure which in use lies flat on the top of the mattress 6. This base consists of a flat bar 1 and spaced side rails 8 secured at one end to the bar and connected at their other ends by a cross piece 9.

The spaced side rails 8 are angle irons having a relatively wide horizontal flange which rests on the mattress and a narrower vertical flange. A supporting frame l consisting of a substantially U-shaped angle iron structure having side rails it connected by an end rail I2 is hingedly mounted on the base.

The hinges l3 by which the frame I0 is connected to the base are secured to the flat bar 1 near the ends of the angle iron side rails ll.

Suitable webbing or spring supported metal band lacing M is stretched across the frame l0 to support the cushions. The overall'size of the frame I!) is slightly less than that of the base so as to fit between the vertical flanges of the side rails 8.

To hold the supporting frame II) in different positions of angular adjustment, a U-shaped structure consisting of arms l5 and a connecting member I6 is hingedly connected, as at IT, to the frame 18. Lugs or pins [8 extending outwardly from its arms engage in any selected pair of notches I8 in the vertical flanges of the side rails 8.

Handles 20 on the supporting arms l5 and a handle 2! on the frame In provide convenient means for lifting the frame to any desired position of adjustment.

While the notches 19 are formed like ratchet teeth to guard against accidental displacement of the lugs l8, further assurance against accidental detachment and against disassembly of the arms from the side rails 8 is provided by guards 22. These guards are pieces of channel iron riveted or otherwise secured to the side rails 8 with one flange engaged over the notched portion of each side rail 8 and spaced therefrom a distance just sufiicient to permit the pins or lugs [8 to move from one notch to the other.

From the description thus far, it will be readily apparent that a light, easily manipulated structure has been provided. Its lightness, however, ordinarily would permit it to shift on the bed except for the provision of novel means by which the entire structure is tightly held to the mattress.

To this end, the flat bar 1 is of a length to span the width of the mattress and the ends thereof are bent down to form gripping fingers 23. The space between these fingers is a little less than the full width of the mattress so that the mattress is securely gripped therebetween as illustrated in Figure 1. In this manner, the entire structure is held against shifting in any direction.

The downwardly directed fingers 23 are preferably formed with a convex cross section to bite into the sides of the mattress more readily and also to reinforce their juncture with the bar 1.

What I claim as my invention is:

1. A back rest for use on hospital beds and the like comprising: a base adapted to rest on a mattress and including a transverse member having depending end portions to engage the sides of the mattress; a back supporting frame; means hingedly connecting said frame with the base; and means for supporting porting frame in any one of a number of ent positions of inc1ination.

2. A back rest for use on hospital beds and the like comprising: a base having spaced side rails and a transverse member of a length to span the width of a mattress; means on the ends of said transverse member engageable over the sides of the mattress to hold the base against shifting; a supporting frame of a size to fit between the spaced side rails of the base; means hingedly connecting the supporting frame to the base for motion toward and from planar alignment with the side rails; and means connecting said frame the back supdiiferwith the side rails to adjustably hold the frame in different positions of inclination.

3. In a hospital bed back rest: a supporting base adapted to lie flat on the mattress; a back support hinged to the base; means for holding the back support in different positions of inclination with respect to the base; and means for securing the entire structure against shifting on the mattress comprising downwardly extending members on the base adapted to engage over the sides of the mattress, the space between said downwardly extending members being less than the overall width of the mattress so that the mattress is clamped therebetween.

ALFRED LAUKHUFF.

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US2461434A (en) * 1944-05-24 1949-02-08 Moyers Eunice Folding mechanical pillow
US2521412A (en) * 1949-05-20 1950-09-05 Sack Harry Angularly adjustable and collapsible back rest
US2585370A (en) * 1948-11-26 1952-02-12 John M Cless Folding wheel chock
US2666216A (en) * 1949-12-09 1954-01-19 Irvine K Schnaitter Inclined bed rest
US2777138A (en) * 1953-11-20 1957-01-15 Rodney D Gallagher Baby back rest
US2817857A (en) * 1955-11-29 1957-12-31 John L Hockensmith Adjustable headrest
US2878493A (en) * 1957-11-21 1959-03-24 Delia Nicola Therapeutic device
US3101972A (en) * 1962-06-07 1963-08-27 Infanseat Company Support stands
US3274618A (en) * 1963-10-24 1966-09-27 Kahllo Mary Body supporting apparatus
US3292189A (en) * 1964-12-28 1966-12-20 John F Parker Adjustable reclining lounge
FR2473879A1 (en) * 1980-01-17 1981-07-24 Guis Paul Foot support for patient in tilting bed - is attached by hinges to straps fastened to mattress and folds flat
EP0136977A2 (en) * 1983-08-24 1985-04-10 Roger Gay-Crosier Backrest for a stretcher with shovel-like body-supporting panels
US5755492A (en) * 1997-02-10 1998-05-26 Iver; Morton Folding backrest with two inclination angles
US6578857B1 (en) * 2001-08-15 2003-06-17 Whiteside Mfg. Co. Creeper with adjustable pad positions
US20030172460A1 (en) * 2002-03-14 2003-09-18 Peter Schuerch Shoulder arthroscopy chair
US6684431B2 (en) * 2001-11-05 2004-02-03 Lifegear, Inc.. Angle-adjustable tabletop personal support apparatus
US20050251918A1 (en) * 2002-09-12 2005-11-17 Lary Banning G Expandable elevating bolster
US20060162075A1 (en) * 2003-01-14 2006-07-27 Simplicity, Inc. Adjustable bed rail
US20080052829A1 (en) * 2006-09-06 2008-03-06 Bram De Vries Reclining table with an adjustable back rest
US20100301639A1 (en) * 2009-05-27 2010-12-02 Mcpheeters Renee Combination bed seat and commode
US20120023669A1 (en) * 2010-07-30 2012-02-02 Amy Graller Surface mounted, motorized upper body lift assembly for alleviating discomfort while lying down
US20120266382A1 (en) * 2009-08-29 2012-10-25 Marco Goddert Bed for providing support in sitting up
US20140033439A1 (en) * 2012-07-31 2014-02-06 Nahome Berhanu Portable Sleeping Table Apparatus and Method
US20140163354A1 (en) * 2012-12-12 2014-06-12 Andrew J. Breth Mri/cat scan patient arm support
US9635951B2 (en) * 2015-06-18 2017-05-02 Sharon James Pillow retention assembly
US20170127846A1 (en) * 2015-11-05 2017-05-11 Lisa Carolyn Wall Methods and systems relating to lifting aids
US10398613B2 (en) 2016-02-22 2019-09-03 Spectrum Health Innovations, LLC Patient support device and related method of use
US10842700B2 (en) 2012-10-17 2020-11-24 Peter E. Schuerch, JR. Adjustable position limb support for surgical tables, including quick-connect universal boot mount

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2461434A (en) * 1944-05-24 1949-02-08 Moyers Eunice Folding mechanical pillow
US2585370A (en) * 1948-11-26 1952-02-12 John M Cless Folding wheel chock
US2521412A (en) * 1949-05-20 1950-09-05 Sack Harry Angularly adjustable and collapsible back rest
US2666216A (en) * 1949-12-09 1954-01-19 Irvine K Schnaitter Inclined bed rest
US2777138A (en) * 1953-11-20 1957-01-15 Rodney D Gallagher Baby back rest
US2817857A (en) * 1955-11-29 1957-12-31 John L Hockensmith Adjustable headrest
US2878493A (en) * 1957-11-21 1959-03-24 Delia Nicola Therapeutic device
US3101972A (en) * 1962-06-07 1963-08-27 Infanseat Company Support stands
US3274618A (en) * 1963-10-24 1966-09-27 Kahllo Mary Body supporting apparatus
US3292189A (en) * 1964-12-28 1966-12-20 John F Parker Adjustable reclining lounge
FR2473879A1 (en) * 1980-01-17 1981-07-24 Guis Paul Foot support for patient in tilting bed - is attached by hinges to straps fastened to mattress and folds flat
EP0136977A2 (en) * 1983-08-24 1985-04-10 Roger Gay-Crosier Backrest for a stretcher with shovel-like body-supporting panels
EP0136977A3 (en) * 1983-08-24 1985-10-16 Roger Gay-Crosier Backrest for a stretcher with shovel-like body-supporting panels
US5755492A (en) * 1997-02-10 1998-05-26 Iver; Morton Folding backrest with two inclination angles
US6578857B1 (en) * 2001-08-15 2003-06-17 Whiteside Mfg. Co. Creeper with adjustable pad positions
US6684431B2 (en) * 2001-11-05 2004-02-03 Lifegear, Inc.. Angle-adjustable tabletop personal support apparatus
US20030172460A1 (en) * 2002-03-14 2003-09-18 Peter Schuerch Shoulder arthroscopy chair
US6804846B2 (en) * 2002-03-14 2004-10-19 Peter Schuerch Shoulder arthroscopy chair
US7275273B2 (en) * 2002-09-12 2007-10-02 Banning Gray Lary Expandable elevating bolster
US20050251918A1 (en) * 2002-09-12 2005-11-17 Lary Banning G Expandable elevating bolster
US20060162075A1 (en) * 2003-01-14 2006-07-27 Simplicity, Inc. Adjustable bed rail
US20080052829A1 (en) * 2006-09-06 2008-03-06 Bram De Vries Reclining table with an adjustable back rest
US7478445B2 (en) * 2006-09-06 2009-01-20 Sinmed Holding International B.V. Reclining table with an adjustable back rest
US20100301639A1 (en) * 2009-05-27 2010-12-02 Mcpheeters Renee Combination bed seat and commode
US20120266382A1 (en) * 2009-08-29 2012-10-25 Marco Goddert Bed for providing support in sitting up
US9522092B2 (en) * 2009-08-29 2016-12-20 Marco Goddert Bed for providing support in sitting up
US20120023669A1 (en) * 2010-07-30 2012-02-02 Amy Graller Surface mounted, motorized upper body lift assembly for alleviating discomfort while lying down
US8914926B2 (en) * 2012-07-31 2014-12-23 Nahome Berhanu Portable sleeping table apparatus and method
US20140033439A1 (en) * 2012-07-31 2014-02-06 Nahome Berhanu Portable Sleeping Table Apparatus and Method
US10842700B2 (en) 2012-10-17 2020-11-24 Peter E. Schuerch, JR. Adjustable position limb support for surgical tables, including quick-connect universal boot mount
US20140163354A1 (en) * 2012-12-12 2014-06-12 Andrew J. Breth Mri/cat scan patient arm support
US9635951B2 (en) * 2015-06-18 2017-05-02 Sharon James Pillow retention assembly
US20170127846A1 (en) * 2015-11-05 2017-05-11 Lisa Carolyn Wall Methods and systems relating to lifting aids
US10398613B2 (en) 2016-02-22 2019-09-03 Spectrum Health Innovations, LLC Patient support device and related method of use

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