Abstract: A massage table with attachments designed for use by a couple in an intimate setting for the mutual satisfaction of both persons engaged in the massage is disclosed. A preferred embodiment includes a pair of support surfaces spaced a predetermined distance apart for accommodating the body contours of a woman lying in a face down position; a void bounded by the two support surfaces; a pair of lateral support members extending upward from one of the two support surfaces; and a headrest support member which may accommodate the subject in either a face down or a face-up position. The massage table may include a number of built in attachments or accessories, such as mirrors, lights, sleeves or pockets for lotions and oils, aromatherapy pouches, heating elements, and other devices customary to the art of massage.
Abstract: A baby diaper changing station comprises a base and a support platform hingedly mounted at one side to the base and a rail structure on at least one side of the platform to increase the effective depth of the platform. A utility channel surrounds the platform for holding various diaper changing supplies and removable protective panels are positioned on bottom and side surfaces of the platform to reduce vandalism damage. A waste chute is formed in the base or support platform of the diaper changing station and cooperates with a waste receptacle proximate the station for receiving used diapers and other related waste. Accessory hooks on the platform are configured to receive and hold diaper changing supplies, such as a diaper bag. An alternative embodiment of the diaper changing station utilizes a platform having nested sections which telescope to increase the effective depth of the platform.
Abstract: An apparatus, adapted to be attached to a crib having a mattress, includes includes a frame configured to receive and hold an object while allowing the object to be seen, fasteners connected to the frame and adapted to releasably secure the frame to the crib above the mattress, and a depending member connected to the frame and having a length sufficient to extend underneath the mattress from the frame when the frame is secured to the crib by the fasteners.
Abstract: The ear lavage and medical examination table includes an upper plate and a lower plate connected thereto at the rear ends of the two plates. The upper plate has a front head support portion with an ear lavage drain hole extending down therethrough. Preferably, the upper plate is curved or dished to comfortably support the torso of a patient. The lower plate is preferably horizontal while the upper plate rises thereabove at an angle from the rear end to the front end of the table. In one embodiment the two plates are integral and the angle is fixed. In another embodiment the two plates are interconnected so that the angle and distance therebetween can be adjusted. The table also includes a water catch tray supported on the upper surface of the lower plate directly below the upper plate hole and removeable therefrom for emptying. The tray bears a light and a mirror. The mirror can be secured to a flexible base support slideably disposed in an elongated slot in the tray for accurate positioning of the mirror.
Abstract: For a person who for whatever reason is required to remain prone, i.e. lying face downward, for long periods of time, a parallelepiped housing has a cushion top for comfortably supporting the head of the person. The cushion top defines an opening ("view port") through which the person can look into the housing. Within the housing is a series of mirrors for redirecting the person's field of vision from downward to forward through an front aperture defined by the housing. Preferably the aperture is the absence of a front wall. A manually turned crank reachable by the person allows the person to selectively vertically adjust the his or her field of vision. In the preferred embodiment, the crank rotates a plurality of eccentric cams which pivot a mirror either forward or backward depending on the direction of rotation.
Abstract: A system of head rests is disclosed for use by patients convalescing from optical surgery to re-attach a detached retina. In this procedure, a bubble of air is injected into the affected eye, and the patient is instructed to keep his or her head in a face-downward position for eighteen hours a day during a convalescent period in which the air bubble presses the retina against the back wall of the eyeball. A day-time version of the apparatus is adjustable in height and preferably incorporates armrests and a plurality of mirrors so that a person who has his face turned toward the floor may view television or may make eye contact with another person. A night-time version of the apparatus allows a person to lie in a prone position with his or her head supported above and out of contact with the mattress, and preferably includes a viewing window so that a prone patient can read a book placed on the floor.