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US736089A
US736089A US1903155369A US736089A US 736089 A US736089 A US 736089A US 1903155369 A US1903155369 A US 1903155369A US 736089 A US736089 A US 736089A
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No. 736,089. PATENTED AUG. 11, 1903. L.V.GRA.Y.

PORTABLE BATHING APPARATUS;

APPLICATION FILED MAY 2. 1903.

NO MODEL.

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UNITED STATES Fatentecl August ll, 1902 PATENT OFFICE.

PORTABLE BAVTVHING APPARATUS.

SPEGIFICATIQN forming part of Letters Patent No. 736,089, dated August 11, 1903. Application filed May 2,1903 Serial No. 155,369. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, LIDA VIRGINIA GRAY, of Tarboro, in the county of Ed gecomb and State of North Carolina, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Portable Bathing Apparatus; and I hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form part of this specification.

This invention is a portable folding bathing appliance, tub, or fever-pad especially designed for use in administration of baths to invalids without necessarily removing them from their beds and with the'least possible lifting or moving of the patients. It is espeoially designed for hospital, private houses,

and military-camp use; and it consists in the novel features of construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter claimed, and described with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a view of the complete apparatus in position for use upon a bed. Fig. 2 is a transverse section thereof on line 2 2, Fig. 1, showing one side tube inflated, the other deflated. Fig. 3 is a detail section on line 3 3, Fig. 2, showing the connection of the drainage-funnel. Fig. 4 is a detail section showing one of the partitions in the air-tubes. Fig. 5 is a detail bottom plan view showing the fastening-straps. Fig. 6 is a view of a modification of the apparatus.

The tub or pad is made out of rubber cloth or other material impervious to water and is of a length and width sufficient to allow the patient to lie comfortably therein when placed on the bed. Around the outer edges of the body is an inflatable air tube, also formed of waterproof material, said tube being made in sections or divided into sections, as hereinafter explained, so that parts of it can be inflated or deflated independently of other parts thereof. It is also provided with suitable drainage devices whereby the water can be run off after the bath before the tub orpad is removed from the bed.

Referring to the drawings, A represents a sheet of waterproof material of a width and length sufflcient to permit a patient to lie extended at full length thereon. To the edges of this sheet are attached an inflatable airtube made or formed in sections B O D, said sections together entirely surrounding the sheet, as shown in Fig. 1. These sections are preferably formed of one continuous tube, divided into sections by internal partitions a b c, as indicated in the drawings, the tube being made in or divided into sections for the purpose of enabling one ormore of such sections to be inflated or deflated without affecting other sections, thus facilitating the placing of a patient in or removing the patient from the tub or pad. Each section is connected to the sheet A by a water-tight joint and in such a manner that when the tube is inflated it will stand entirely above the sheet and not uplift the latter, the tube-sections partially overlapping the edges of the sheet,

as shown in Fig. 2. The tub or pad, therefore, has a full depth at all points equal to the diameter of the tube-sections when inflated.

Each tube-section is provided with a suitable nipple-valve a b c for connection with an air-pump or other inflating device, as well understood.

When the air-tube sections are all inflated, a perfect shallow bath-tub is formed, as is obvious. To facilitate the emptying of the tub after use, I have shown in Fig. 1 a side funnel E and an end funnel F. It is not necessary to provide both funnels, however. Either may be dispensed with, as preferred. These funnels are formed of waterproof material, and their mouths are water-tightly secured around slits 'e f left between the sheet A and tube, as indicated in the drawings, so that the water will pass out under the tube. The funnels may be provided with nipplestopples e f, which can be-connected with a drain-hose E E, if desired.

In some cases instead ofdrawing off the water through funnels it may be drawn off even more quickly by deflating one of the tubesections. For example, in the construction shown in Fig. 1 if the foot-end tube-section D is deflated the water can be rapidly run off at that end of the tub or pad by tilting the bed so as to elevate the other head end of the portion G may be elevated while the tub or I pad is in use by placing a pillow thereunder, so as to retain the water in the tub. lVebs g are placed between the extremities of tubesections 15 (J and adjacent portions of part G, so as to retain the water in the tub while it is in use. The extension G can be folded and dropped, so as to form a drain-funnel to allow the water to pass off into a suitable receptacle at the foot of the bed.

The sheet A may be provided 011 its side edges beneath the tube-sections B C with eyeleted straps H, which afford means for securing the tub in position on the bed in cases where the patient might be violent, and ropes I 5 could be passed through these eyelets, so that the tub could be used as a stretcher for moving patients or facilitating administering the bath, the ropes passing through the eyelets and around an iron frame of proper size.

Operation: Then it is desired to bathe a patient, one side section of the tub-tube is inflated and the tub laid on the bed beside the patient, who is lifted onto the sheet A, next th e inflated portion of the tube. Then the sheet is spread out under the patient and the other section or sections of the tube inflated, so that the patient lies in a shallow tub. The proper amount of water can then be placed in the tub and the patient bathed. Then the water is run off, the tube deflated, and readily slipped from beneath the patient. The patient may thus be bathed readily without being removed from the bed, ormay be removed in the tub from the bed to the floor or operating-table and returned to the bed, the apparatus forming both a portable tub and a convenient stretcher. Another advantage of having the airtube inflatable in sections is that one or more sections can be inflated before the patient need be troubled at all, and

when the bathing is finished one section can be deflated and the tub removed, the other sections being subsequently deflated, if desired. Thus time is saved in handling the patient and in setting up and taking down the apparatus.

The advantages and utility of this device, particularly when very ill persons have to be handled, will be manifest, and further explanation is unnecessary. 5

Having thus described myinvention, what I therefore claim asnew and desire to secure by Letters Patent thereoiffiis 1. A portable bathing apparatdsrfori alids, comprising a sheet of waterproof ma terial, having an inflatable tube at its edges said tube being inflatable and deflatable in sections for the purpose and substantially as described.

2. A portable bathing apparatus for inva- 6o lids, comprising asheet of material impervious to water, and a sectional inflatable airtube attached to the edges of said sheet, said tube being inflatable and deflatable in sections, and adapted to stand above the sheet when inflated, substantially as described.

3. Aportable bathing apparatus for invalids comprising a sheet of waterproof material, an inflatable air-tube connected to the edges of said sheet and inflatable and deflatable in sections, and a drainage-funnel attached to the sheet at the lower side of the tube substantially as described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

L. VIRGINIA GRAY.

In presence of- MARTHA V. WEATHERsREE, hrs. '11. GASKILL.

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US2426195A (en) * 1945-06-22 1947-08-26 Francis R Geraci Collapsible container provided with fluid control means
US2443440A (en) * 1946-07-03 1948-06-15 Alvarez Patent Corp Collapsible swimming and bathing pool
US2471302A (en) * 1946-07-30 1949-05-24 Boward Nellie Margaret Collapsible bathtub
US2504646A (en) * 1946-03-05 1950-04-18 Burrow Mary Brunettie Collapsible bathtub
US2505845A (en) * 1948-01-30 1950-05-02 Alvarez Patent Corp Collapsible swimming or bathing pool
US2658512A (en) * 1951-06-28 1953-11-10 Tcheong Joana D Arc Yok Heng Washing apparatus with cushion and drainage facilities
US4958389A (en) * 1989-02-21 1990-09-25 Hammett Rawlings H Portable/disposable shower-bath
US5819333A (en) * 1996-07-05 1998-10-13 Coleman; Jill Portable, inflatable, one-person vessel for recumbent, weightless, therapeutic flotation
US20060042015A1 (en) * 2004-08-26 2006-03-02 Chao-Jan Wang Fluid-control medical mattress
USD827793S1 (en) * 2017-10-10 2018-09-04 Ruth Derrickson Folding bath tub

Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2426195A (en) * 1945-06-22 1947-08-26 Francis R Geraci Collapsible container provided with fluid control means
US2504646A (en) * 1946-03-05 1950-04-18 Burrow Mary Brunettie Collapsible bathtub
US2443440A (en) * 1946-07-03 1948-06-15 Alvarez Patent Corp Collapsible swimming and bathing pool
US2471302A (en) * 1946-07-30 1949-05-24 Boward Nellie Margaret Collapsible bathtub
US2505845A (en) * 1948-01-30 1950-05-02 Alvarez Patent Corp Collapsible swimming or bathing pool
US2658512A (en) * 1951-06-28 1953-11-10 Tcheong Joana D Arc Yok Heng Washing apparatus with cushion and drainage facilities
US4958389A (en) * 1989-02-21 1990-09-25 Hammett Rawlings H Portable/disposable shower-bath
US5819333A (en) * 1996-07-05 1998-10-13 Coleman; Jill Portable, inflatable, one-person vessel for recumbent, weightless, therapeutic flotation
US20060042015A1 (en) * 2004-08-26 2006-03-02 Chao-Jan Wang Fluid-control medical mattress
US7165280B2 (en) * 2004-08-26 2007-01-23 Chao-Jan Wang Fluid-control medical mattress
USD827793S1 (en) * 2017-10-10 2018-09-04 Ruth Derrickson Folding bath tub

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