Connect public, paid and private patent data with Google Patents Public Datasets

Bed

Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2311542A
US2311542A US38796541A US2311542A US 2311542 A US2311542 A US 2311542A US 38796541 A US38796541 A US 38796541A US 2311542 A US2311542 A US 2311542A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
bed
member
frame
rocking
base
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Holme Edward Dumville
Original Assignee
Holme Edward Dumville
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C21/00Attachments for beds, e.g. sheet holders, bed-cover holders; Ventilating, cooling or heating means in connection with bedsteads or mattresses
    • A47C21/006Oscillating, balancing or vibrating mechanisms connected to the bedstead
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT OR ACCOMODATION FOR PATIENTS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G7/00Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
    • A61G7/002Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T74/00Machine element or mechanism
    • Y10T74/18Mechanical movements
    • Y10T74/18544Rotary to gyratory

Description

Feb. 16, 1943. E. D. HOLME 7 BED Filed April 10,- 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Feb. 16, 1943. v E. D. HQLME 2,311,542

BED

' Filed April 10, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 l'llllH Patented Feb. 16, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BED Edward Dumville Holme, St. Joseph, Mo.

Application April 1941, Serial No. 387,965

8 Claims.

This invention relates to bed structures and more particularly to an oscillating bed structure.

An object of this invention is to provide a bed structure which is rockable longitudinally and transversely, the transverse movement being of an adjustable character so that the desired transverse rocking or tilting may be effected simultaneous with the longitudinal rocking thereof.

Another object of this invention is to provide a bed structure of this kind with an operator for rocking and tilting the bed so that the bed may slowly rock and tilt and thus eliminate the necessity of the occupant of the bed to shift his positlon relative to the bed in order to assume a comfortable position.

A further object of this invention is to provide in a rocking bed structure an improved means for tilting the bed coactive with the longitudinal rocking thereof, the tilting means being in the form of a longitudinally adjustable bed tilting means which is connected between the bed and the base so that the desired tilting of the bed may be had with the longitudinal rocking thereof.

A still further obj ct of this invention is to provide a bed rocking means which is adapted to slowly rock the bed longitudinally thereof and which includes a longitudinally adjustable tilting means by which the bed may be tilted or transversely rocked to the desired degree and in the desired direction at the same time that the bed is rocked longitudinally.

A further object of this invention is to provide a bed structure which is so constructed that either end of the bed may be disposed in a raised position so that the bed may be used in hospitals for a patient and the patient may be disposed in the desired position either horizontal or at an inclination to the horizontal.

It is well known that a person lying upon a bed shifts his position either consciously or unconsciously, and where a person is unable to shift his position because of an injury, operation, or other cause, he cannot rest comfortably in the bed. It is, therefore, an object of this invention to provide for rocking of the bed both lengthwise and sidewise so that the natural tendency of the person to shift his position will be overcome and the bedridden person may rest comfortably on the bed without changing his position. The mechanical means to provide for rocking of the bed is so constructed and arranged that any desired degree of movement may be obtained, and the gearing connected with the operator is such as to provide for one complete cycle of rocking every five or ten minutes.

T0 the foregoing objects and to others which may hereinafter appear, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be more specifically referred to and illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein are shown embodiments of the invention, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications may be resorted to which fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a detail side elevation partly broken away of a bed constructed according to an embodiment of this invention.

Figure 2 is an end elevation partly broken away and in section of the bed.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 44 of Figure Referring to the drawings, the numeral III designates generally a bed structure including side rails H and opposite end members l2 and 13, which are connected to the opposite ends of the sides or rails II. A base I is disposed below the bed l0 and is provided with a plurality of castors l5 so that the bed Ill may be readily shifted. The base l4 includes a central base part l6 and a plurality of outwardly divergent arms I! which are secured to the central part 5 and each arm I! at its outer end has a castor l5 swivelly secured thereto.

The base part 16 at its central portion has rising therefrom a vertically disposed standard or pedestal member I 8 which is formed with a pair of parallel upwardly extending arms IS. A bearing member 20 is disposed between the arms l9 and is pivotally secured therebetween by means of a shaft or pivot member 2|. The bearing member 20 is secured to the underside of an elongated block or bar 22 which at the opposite ends thereof is provided wiht trunnions 23 engaging in transversely disposed bearing members or tie bars 24. The tie bars or bearing members 24 are secured to the lower edges of the side rails It! in parallel relation to each other. The axes of the trunnions 23 are disposed at right angles to the axis of the shaft or pivot member 2|.

A power member in the form of a motor 25 is secured by fastening devices 26 to the base member [6 at one side of the pedestal or standard l8 and a reduction gearing 21 is operatively connected with the power member 25 by means of a flexible driving connection 28. In the pres- .ent instance, the motor 25 is provided with a stepped pulley 23 and the reduction gearing 21 is provided with a complementary stepped pulley mounted on a shaft 3| forming part of the gearing 21. A driven shaft 32 forming part of the reduction gearing member 21 has a discshaped plate 33 secured thereto and a pitman 34 is pivotally connected at one end to a crank pin 35, which is offset from the shaft 32 and is carried by the plate 33.

The opposite or upper end of the pitman 34 is mounted on the pin or stationary shaft 36 which is carried by a depending bracket arm 31. The bracket arm 31 is fixed to the longitudinally rockable bar 22 adjacent one end thereof so that In order to provide a means whereby the bed I0 may be given a tilting or oscillating movement simultaneous with the longitudinal rocking thereof, I have provided a longitudinally adjustable tilting bar 39 which at its lower end is provided with a transversely disposed sleeve 40. The sleeve 43 slidably engages a horizontally disposed longitudinal guide rod 4| which at the opposite ends thereof is mounted in supporting members 42 fixed by fastening devices 43 to the base member it on the upper side thereof and at one side of the pedestal or standard l8.

The sleeve may be in the form of the flange portion of a T coupling which has the stem 44 thereof threaded onto the lower end of the tilting member 39. A second guide bar 45 is fixed to a longitudinally extending side member 45 which is fixed between the transverse members 24 at one side thereof. The guide member 45 at the opposite ends thereof is provided with upwardly offset flattened members 4?, which are fixed by fastening devices 48 to the underside of the longitudinal side member Preferably the side member 43 is formed with a longitudinally extending cutout or recess 9 and a U-shaped yoke 53 is slidable on the guide member 45.

The opposite legs 5| of the yoke 50 are disposed on opposite sides of the rod 45 and extend downwardly therefrom, being connected as by a pivot member or bolt 52 to the upper end of the tilting member 33. The yoke 53' is rockable relative to the tilting member 353 so that a substantially universal rocking movement may be effected with respect to the bed ID by a longitudinal adjustment of the tilting member 39.

In the use and operation of this bed structure, the patient is placed on the bed In, it being understood that a bed spring and mattress may be associated with the bedstead l0.

end member l3 may be the foot. In the event it is desired merely to rock the bed ||l without tilting thereof, the tilting member 39 is shifted to a position in alignment with the axis of the shaft 2|. In this position of the tilting member 39, operation of the motor 25 and the vertical movement of the pitman 34 will eifect only longitudinal rocking of the bed In.

However, in the event it is desired to, as an- Iheendmember |2 may be the head of the bed and the example, tilt the bed upwardly from the foot eiidthereof, the tilting member 39 is shifted toward the foot of the bed, being shiftable along the guide members 4| and 45. The relative position of the tilting member 33 with respect to the axis of the shaft 2| will determine the degree of tilting movement coactive with the longitudinal rocking of the bottom. Assuming that the tilting member 39 is shifted to the left of the pedestal l8, the rocking movement of the bed l0 will be accomplished by a simultaneous tilting movement which will raise the left side of the bed while at the same time the right side of the bed is being lowered. This is accomplished by holding the left side against rocking movement and due to the ivotal connection between the bar 22 and the bed II], the lowering of the foot end of the bed will lower the right side thereof while the left side at the foot end is being held against rocking movement.

In the event it is desired to reverse this tilting movement of the bed, the tilting member is shifted forwardly toward the head in substantially the position shown in full lines in Figure 1.

By providing a combined bed rocking and tilting means as hereinbefore described, the patient will be rocked and partially rotated in an oscillatory movement so that the patient will not find it necessary to shift his position. It will also be understood that weights or balancing devices may be attached in any suitable manner to either end of the bed so as to provide an even rocking movement of the bed and relieve the power member 25 of any overload which may be caused by an unbalance of the bed structure.

In order to provide a means for permitting the occupant of the bed to regulate the operation of the motor 25, a switch 53 is interposed in a conductor 54 connected to a source of electric current supply. The conductor 54 is sufficiently long so that the switch 53 may be convenient to the occupant of the bed.

What I claim is:

1. A bed comprising a body supporting frame, a base, a pedestal fixed to said base, an elongated longitudinal frame supportin'g member pivotally carried by said pedestal for rocking movement in a longitudinal direction, pivot means at right angles to the pivot axis of said longitudinal member pivotal-1y securing said member to said body supporting frame, whereby said body supporting frame may rock in a trans verse direction, means carried by said base connected with said longitudinal frame supporting member for rocking said member relative to said pedestal, and means connected with said base and said body supporting frame and longitudinally adjustable relative thereto for effecting transverse rocking of said body supportingframe relative to said supporting member simultaneous with the longitudinal rocking of said supporting member relative to said pedestal.

2. A bed comprising a body supporting frame, a base, a pedestal fixed to said base, an elongated longitudinal frame supporting member pivotall'y' carried by said pedestal for rocking movement in a longitudinal direction; pivotmeans at" right angles'to the pivot a'x-isof saidlongitudi n'al member pivotally securing said member to said" body supporting frame, whereby said body' suppo'rtinf frame may rock in a transverse direction, means carried by said base connected with said longitudinal frame supporting member for rocking said member relative to said pedestal, aguide bar carried bysaid base extending longitudinally of said longitudinal fram'e,-'a second" guide b'air carried by said longitudinal frame extending lon gitudinally thereof, and a frame tilting member slidably engaging said guide bars and active upon rocking of said supporting member relative to said pedestal for effecting transverse rocking of said body supporting frame relative to said sup porting member.

3. A bed comprising a body supporting frame, a base, a pedestal fixed to said base, an elongated longitudinal frame supporting member pivotally carried by said pedestal for rocking movement in a longitudinal direction, pivot means at right angles to the pivot axis of said longitudinal member pivotally securing said member to said body supporting frame, whereby said body supporting frame may rock in a transverse direction, means carried by said base connected with said longitudinal frame supporting member for rocking said member relative to said pedestal, a guide bar carried by said base extending longitudinally of said longitudinal frame, a second guide bar carried by said longitudinal frame extending longitudinally thereof, a tilting member for said longitudinal frame, a tubular slide carried by one end of said tilting member slidably engaging said first guide bar, a second slide pivotally carried by the opposite end of said tilting member and slidably engaging said second guide bar, said tilting member effecting transverse rocking of said longitudinal frame relative to said supporting member coactive with the rocking of said supporting member relative to said pedestal.

4. A bed comprising a body supporting frame, a base, a pedestal fixed to said base, an elongated longitudinal frame supporting member pivotally carried by said pedestal for rocking movement in a longitudinal direction, pivot means at right angles to the pivot axis of said longitudinal member pivotally securing said member to said body supporting frame, whereby said body supporting frame may rock in a transverse direction, means carried by said base connected with said longitudinal member for rocking said member relative to said pedestal, a guide bar carried by said base extending longitudinally of said longitudinal frame, a second guide bar carried by said longitudinal frame extending longitudinally thereof, a tilting member for said longitudinal frame, a tubular slide carried by one end of said tilting member slidably engaging said first guide bar, a U-shaped slide engaging said second guide bar, and means pivotally securing the parallel legs of said U-shaped slide to the opposite end of said tilting member.

5. A bed comprising a body supporting frame, a base, a pedestal fixed to said base, means rockably mounting said frame on said pedestal for movement in one direction, means rockably mounting said frame on said pedestal for movement in another direction at right angles to said first direction, means for affecting movement of said frame relative to said pedestal, and means correlated with said frame and said base for varying said rocking movement in at least one direction.

6. A bed comprising a body supporting frame, a base, a pedestal fixed to said base, a pivot rockably securing said frame to said pedestal for movement in one direction, a second pivot for rockably securing said frame to said pedestal for movement in another direction at right angles to said first direction, means for affecting movement of said frame relative to said pedestal, and means correlated with said frame and said base for varying said rocking movement in at least one direction.

'7. A bed comprising a body supporting frame. a base, a pedestal fixed to said base, a pivot rockably securing said frame to said pedestal for movement in one direction, a second pivot for rockably securing said frame to said pedestal for movement in another direction at right angles to said first direction, a power source, means 0peratively connecting said power source to said supporting frame, said power source correlated with said connecting means affecting movement of said frame relative to said pedestal, and means correlated with said frame and said base for varying said rocking movement in at least one direction.

8. A bed comprising a body supporting frame, a' base, a pedestal fixed to said base, means rockably mounting said frame on said pedestal for movement in one direction, means rockably mounting said frame on said pedestal for movement in another direction at right angles to said first direction, a power source, means operatively connecting said power source to said supporting frame, said power source correlated with said connecting means affecting movement of said frame relative to said pedestal, and means correlated with said frame and said base for varying said rocking movement in at least one direction.

EDWARD DUMVILLE HOLME.

US2311542A 1941-04-10 1941-04-10 Bed Expired - Lifetime US2311542A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US2311542A US2311542A (en) 1941-04-10 1941-04-10 Bed

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US2311542A US2311542A (en) 1941-04-10 1941-04-10 Bed

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2311542A true US2311542A (en) 1943-02-16

Family

ID=23532050

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US2311542A Expired - Lifetime US2311542A (en) 1941-04-10 1941-04-10 Bed

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2311542A (en)

Cited By (21)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2529721A (en) * 1949-03-21 1950-11-14 Norton Patents Corp Crib and mechanism for oscillating the same
US2547827A (en) * 1945-12-01 1951-04-03 Otis A Logan Invalid bed
US2696207A (en) * 1951-10-29 1954-12-07 Edward W Bushnell Rocking hospital bed
US2869538A (en) * 1954-05-24 1959-01-20 James H Hawk Oscillating bed
US2897518A (en) * 1956-07-25 1959-08-04 Grady B Paramore Infant care apparatus
US3319271A (en) * 1964-12-10 1967-05-16 Austin Anderson Carriage rocker
US3426369A (en) * 1967-04-19 1969-02-11 Grover L Cauthron Rocking assembly
US3428972A (en) * 1966-09-27 1969-02-25 Grover L Cauthron Rocking assembly
US3806966A (en) * 1971-09-11 1974-04-30 P Thompson Portable rocking cot
US4006499A (en) * 1975-07-21 1977-02-08 Young Claude A Hospital bed
US4071916A (en) * 1977-03-17 1978-02-07 Nelson Yvette E Apparatus for rocking a bed
US4586492A (en) * 1983-08-08 1986-05-06 Manahan Antonio P Therapeutic bed
US6282736B1 (en) 1997-08-08 2001-09-04 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Proning bed
US6526610B1 (en) 1998-06-26 2003-03-04 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Proning bed
US6609260B2 (en) 2000-03-17 2003-08-26 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Proning bed and method of operating the same
US6701553B1 (en) 1999-04-21 2004-03-09 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Proning bed
US6817363B2 (en) 2000-07-14 2004-11-16 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Pulmonary therapy apparatus
US20070094792A1 (en) * 2005-10-31 2007-05-03 Sims Dewey M Jr Variable motion rocking bed
US20100275371A1 (en) * 2009-04-30 2010-11-04 Turner Jonathan D Transfer assist apparatus
US20110196270A1 (en) * 2008-10-27 2011-08-11 Lpg Finance Industrie Apparatus for mobilization of the body, and use of such an apparatus
US20110219544A1 (en) * 2010-02-19 2011-09-15 Howard Johnston Oscillating bed

Cited By (35)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2547827A (en) * 1945-12-01 1951-04-03 Otis A Logan Invalid bed
US2529721A (en) * 1949-03-21 1950-11-14 Norton Patents Corp Crib and mechanism for oscillating the same
US2696207A (en) * 1951-10-29 1954-12-07 Edward W Bushnell Rocking hospital bed
US2869538A (en) * 1954-05-24 1959-01-20 James H Hawk Oscillating bed
US2897518A (en) * 1956-07-25 1959-08-04 Grady B Paramore Infant care apparatus
US3319271A (en) * 1964-12-10 1967-05-16 Austin Anderson Carriage rocker
US3428972A (en) * 1966-09-27 1969-02-25 Grover L Cauthron Rocking assembly
US3426369A (en) * 1967-04-19 1969-02-11 Grover L Cauthron Rocking assembly
US3806966A (en) * 1971-09-11 1974-04-30 P Thompson Portable rocking cot
US4006499A (en) * 1975-07-21 1977-02-08 Young Claude A Hospital bed
US4071916A (en) * 1977-03-17 1978-02-07 Nelson Yvette E Apparatus for rocking a bed
US4586492A (en) * 1983-08-08 1986-05-06 Manahan Antonio P Therapeutic bed
US6282736B1 (en) 1997-08-08 2001-09-04 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Proning bed
US6499160B2 (en) 1997-08-08 2002-12-31 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Hospital bed
US6691347B2 (en) 1997-08-08 2004-02-17 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Hospital bed
US6862759B2 (en) 1998-06-26 2005-03-08 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Hospital bed
US6526610B1 (en) 1998-06-26 2003-03-04 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Proning bed
US6701553B1 (en) 1999-04-21 2004-03-09 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Proning bed
US20040168253A1 (en) * 1999-04-21 2004-09-02 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Proning bed
US7137160B2 (en) 1999-04-21 2006-11-21 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Proning bed
US20040006821A1 (en) * 2000-03-17 2004-01-15 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Hospital bed
US6609260B2 (en) 2000-03-17 2003-08-26 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Proning bed and method of operating the same
US6862761B2 (en) 2000-03-17 2005-03-08 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Hospital proning bed
US7931607B2 (en) 2000-07-14 2011-04-26 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Pulmonary therapy apparatus
US20050011518A1 (en) * 2000-07-14 2005-01-20 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Pulmonary therapy apparatus
US6817363B2 (en) 2000-07-14 2004-11-16 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Pulmonary therapy apparatus
US7343916B2 (en) 2000-07-14 2008-03-18 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Pulmonary therapy apparatus
US7281284B2 (en) 2005-10-31 2007-10-16 Sims Jr Dewey M Variable motion rocking bed
US7478446B2 (en) 2005-10-31 2009-01-20 Sims Jr Dewey M Variable motion rocking bed
US20070094792A1 (en) * 2005-10-31 2007-05-03 Sims Dewey M Jr Variable motion rocking bed
US20110196270A1 (en) * 2008-10-27 2011-08-11 Lpg Finance Industrie Apparatus for mobilization of the body, and use of such an apparatus
US8568343B2 (en) * 2008-10-27 2013-10-29 Lpg Finance Industrie Apparatus for mobilization of the body, and use of such an apparatus
US20100275371A1 (en) * 2009-04-30 2010-11-04 Turner Jonathan D Transfer assist apparatus
US9693915B2 (en) * 2009-04-30 2017-07-04 Hill-Rom Services, Inc. Transfer assist apparatus
US20110219544A1 (en) * 2010-02-19 2011-09-15 Howard Johnston Oscillating bed

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3477761A (en) Dental chair headrest
US3250569A (en) Elevator seats
US3235308A (en) Adjustable seat apparatus
US3338632A (en) Reclining chair
US3318596A (en) Surgical table
US3405709A (en) Reciprocating gyratory massage assembly
US3373453A (en) Vertically adjustable bed
US2797738A (en) Adjustable chair
US4232901A (en) Adjustable ottoman
US3936893A (en) Elevator means for the chair seat of a convertable wheel chair and bed
US3420229A (en) Osteopathic device
US2587094A (en) Adjustable hospital table
US3737924A (en) Rocking bed
US3200416A (en) Invalid bed
US3476495A (en) Reclining chair
US2281209A (en) Combination bed and carriage
US3747916A (en) Chiropractic table
US3686696A (en) Hospital beds
US3300794A (en) Bedstead
US4240169A (en) Patient transferring apparatus
US2076675A (en) Rocking swinging bed
US3262133A (en) Adjustable bed
US2445158A (en) Hospital bed
US4715592A (en) Accouchement apparatus
US3644946A (en) Adjustable bed