Abstract: An upper limb training apparatus includes a training apparatus main body that includes a base frame, and an operation rod to be operated by a trainee by hand. A chair is positioned in a right or in a left arm training position relative to the training apparatus main body. A monitor stand extends upward from the base frame. A monitor arm is provided in the monitor stand, and supports the monitor such that the position of the monitor can be adjusted in both right and left directions.
Abstract: A frame arrangement for the inverted support of a tablet to enable a supine individual to read and operate the tablet. The frame arrangement comprises an arrangement of tablet-supporting side members for peripherally surrounding and supporting a tablet, and a plurality of length adjustable leg members attached to an underside portion of the tablet-supporting side members. The leg members have a tightenable universal swivel joint thereat, to permit the leg members to be positionally and lengthwise adjusted adjacent a supine user of the frame arrangement.
Abstract: A supporting apparatus is disclosed. The supporting apparatus has a supporting device comprising a plurality of connected planar panels with a first panel, a second panel, an optional third panel, a fourth panel, and a fifth panel, and a locking component coupled to an edge region of at least one of the planar panels. The supporting apparatus further comprises a restraining unit configured to engage the series of connected panels such that the such that an edge of each of the first panel, the second panel, the fourth panel, and the fifth panel is restricted to movement within a base plane, the base plane being aligned with an orientation of the restraining unit, while another edge of each of the first panel, the second panel, the fourth panel, and the fifth panel is capable of moving out of the base plane. The electronic device can be a keyboard, a tablet computer, etc.
Abstract: A frame stand includes a board, an interface plate and a supporting rack. The board is mounted on a display panel. The interface plate pivotally connects the board by a first shaft. The interface plate rotates in parallel with respect to the board and form a first rotate angle. The supporting rack connects the interface plate and has a second shaft and a supporting member. The supporting member swings a second angle by using the second shaft as an axis. The second shaft selectively approaches or moves away from a working surface. The frame stand switches between a first state and a second state. In the first state, the supporting member and the first side of display panel rest on the working surface. In the second state, the supporting member and the second side of display panel rest on the working surface.
Abstract: A viewing object retention device allows a viewing object to be arranged at an optimum position and enables an angle of the object to be adjusted so as to accord with a direction of a face of a viewer. The device includes a fixed base part, an arm part one end portion of which is turnably joined to the base part, and the other end portion of which extends along an axis line from this joining point toward a space above the viewer, a viewing object retention part located at the other end portion of the arm part to retain the object and a revolving mechanism that displaces the retention part angularly to the axis line with the turning of the arm part with the joining point.
Abstract: A reading desk for use in a sitting or lying position includes a downwardly open box-shaped housing secured to the ceiling of a building, a take-up roll mounted within the housing, a rotation assembly mounted at one side of the take-up roll to rotate the take-up roll in the forward or reverse direction, a pair of belts, each of which has one end connected to the take-up roll to be wound on or unwound from the take-up roll and the other end extending downward from the housing, and a book holder having an upper portion connected to the other ends of the pair of belts and adapted to ascend or descend by the operation of the rotation assembly to be inserted into the housing or exposed to the outside.
Abstract: A television support assembly includes a vertical support that has a top end and a bottom end. The vertical support is engageable with a bed frame. A monitor support is attached to the upper end. A panel is attached to the monitor support. The panel is configured to receive fasteners to hold a monitor on the panel. The panel has a bottom side facing downward and is angled between 10° and 50° with respect to a horizontal plane such that the bottom side is angled toward the vertical support.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a sign carrier apparatus specifically designed to be inserted into a vehicle hitch assembly to transport signs. Alternatively, the present invention provides for a free standinged receiver hitch, or free standing receiver hitch for storing the sign carrier apparatus when not in use.
Abstract: In accordance with the aspects of the present invention, an improved book holder for reading in bed is disclosed. The present invention includes a base panel, back panel, central slotted unit and moveable plexiglass plate rectangular in shape. The plexiglass includes a windowed region such that when using the invention with an e-book reader, the controls of the e-book reader can be accessed through the windowed region.
Abstract: The media player holder apparatus is easily, adjustably, and removably clamped onto an existing object. The clamp provides for adjustable gap without full separation of the two clamp halves. A stalk connects the clamp to a ball joint with selectively retained positioning via the clamp screw. The telescopic arm connected to the ball joint provides distance selectivity of the upper ball joint from the ball joint. The frictionally positioned upper ball joint positions the platform. The removable tray is positioned atop the platform with the multi-plane adjustment providing optimal positioning of a media player. The tray is hingedly lidded and further comprises a frictional surface within, with half straps for retaining a media player or other such device.
Abstract: A laptop holder for an exercise apparatus is provided which includes a base having a generally planar front surface for receiving a laptop computer and a rear surface configured for engaging a generally planar surface of the exercise apparatus. At least one strap extends from the base and is configured to wrap around a portion of the exercise apparatus to form a loop with the base. Disposed on the base is a pocket defining a pocket opening for receiving a laptop computer.
Abstract: A mounting mechanism for a flat panel TV or other flat panel viewing device permits vertical positioning as well as swinging, swiveling, and tilting positioning of the flat panel viewing device.
Abstract: In accordance with the aspects of the present invention, an improved book holder for reading in bed is disclosed. The present invention includes a base panel, back panel, central slotted unit and moveable plexiglass plate rectangular in shape. Movement of the plexiglass plate to the different slotted positions allow the invention to accommodate books of any size. The user of the invention reads through the plexiglass, including the top edge thereof, to see the printed material on the open page of the book. The plate is not so large as to cover the entire printed page(s), reducing the size and weight to the invention and making it highly portable and storable.
Abstract: The present invention is an improved book holder. In particular, the present invention is directed to a book holder with easy loading and unloading of reading material, a page turning mechanism, book centering mechanism and/or a foldable book holder stand. The book holder preferably has a book support plate with a central gear with a plurality of teeth. A book is held by the invention by first and second book clamps having page-turning fingers pivotally connected to clamps. The fingers have flexible silicone rubber pads. The clamps are further adjustably attached to toothed arms engaged to the teeth of the central gear. Each clamp is held in place on the book on a pin by a bushing.
Abstract: A bookstand has a pivotally adjustable book holder having a frame with upper and lower book supporting plates slidable across each other to provide a book supporting surface of variable size for supporting spines and rear covers of open books of different sizes. The upper plate has a clasp for a central upper edge of an open book and the lower plate has a lower ledge supporting a lower edge of the book and formed with differently spaced sockets receiving plugs to trap open stacks of pages on both sides of an open book by engaging outermost pages exposed for reading, even when a reader is supine. Removing and transferring plugs between sockets releases trapped pages for turning and transfer of plugs between sockets accommodates progressive changes in cumulative total thickness of the stacks of pages on respective opposite sides of the book as the pages are turned during reading.
Abstract: A media folder or book binder provided with a rotor having elastic bands stretched between pins on its opposite ends has mounting brackets which are mechanically fastened to the spine of the folder. The brackets have trunnions facing inwardly toward the opposite ends of the rotor to journal the rotor. An important aspect of the invention is that each bracket is provided with a shroud which inhibits or prevents bands from disengaging with their supporting pins as a folded sheet is removed from or installed on the rotor under a strand of the band. In effect, winding-up of the bands during relative lateral movement of a sheet still occurs, but the adverse twisting affect of enabling the bands to slip off pins is prevented. The folder has straps fixed thereto and preferably formed integrally therewith at opposite ends of the folder's spine. These straps interact with latches on the mounting brackets to firmly hold the brackets in place mechanically.
Abstract: The Book Holder Support Stand holds a book receiver which permits a person to read in many positions. The orientation of the book receiver attached to the stand can be adjusted with a single control. The invention is counterbalanced to permit substantial overhang, allowing the book holder to be placed close to furniture that extends down to the floor. It may be rolled around easily and can be carried up and down stairs using one hand.
Abstract: A hip grip table attachment apparatus for positioning and retaining a patient in a position lying on one side during hip or pelvic surgery is disclosed. The hip grip table attachment apparatus attaches to an operating table and has a removable top platform attachment for supporting surgical instruments that extends over and also protects the upper body of a patient lying on one side, an arm support attachment that supports an arm of the patient to prevent rolling, and pelvic positioner attachments that position and retain and the patient's lower pelvic region.
Abstract: A book holder in which an open book may be placed and held in the cavity created by the positioning of an angled back piece, end pieces and front tabs joined to a solid bottom piece upon which the lower edge of the book rests with the open pages loosely secured under the inner edges of the front tabs. Said book holder can be hand held for reading or mounted to an optional swivel base by way of a protruding interlock key in the optional swivel base mating with a keyhole slot in the bottom of the book holder for desk top reading.
Abstract: An easel or book stand for the support of a book or booklet utilizing front and rear panels movable into a spread-apart relationship. An elongate base member attached between the lower edges of the panels includes a first flexible elongate component hingedly connected along the lower edge of the front panel as well as to a second elongate component. The second elongate component has a slightly greater width than the first elongate component, and through an intermediate base member, has a connection with the lower edge of the rear panel. The front panel, when its lower edge is moved a bit rearwardly from its spread-apart relationship with the rear panel, causes the first and second elongate components to move into an adjacent, substantially coplanar relationship.
Abstract: The Universal Book Holder permits a person to read from supine, sideways facing, sideways-upward facing as well as from the usual forward and downward facing postures. The book holder accepts hard cover books, paperbacks, magazines and newspapers. Insertion and removal of books is done by the user without changing his/her reading position and does not require any manual dexterity whatever.
Abstract: A reading assistive device 10 that suspends reading material above a reclining or supine user. Reading assistive device 10 communicates with the reading material using wing folds 20, 22 of page support 12. The reading material is fit through a central window 18 of page support 12 and the pages rest upon left wing fold 20 and right wing fold 22. Wing folds 20, 22 have slots 24, 26 that enable a the user directly, or with the mouthstick, to interact with the reading material pages. The reading material is secured between a rigid rod 42 and an elastic cord 68 that comprises part of a securing subassembly 40. An interlocking endcap 58 and an interlocking endcap 44 enable securing subassembly 40 to operably interact with page support 12. Page support 12 is supported by an articulated swing arm subassembly 38, which enables reading assistive device 10 to suspend reading material above a reclining or supine user from their bed or chair.
Abstract: A supine table comprises a rectangular base, a pair of L-shaped side panels and an inverted U-shaped transparent table top connected to the side panels; wherein the transparent table top is adjustable in height relative to the base.
Abstract: A holder for reading material while reclined such that the holder is light, portable, and easy to use. The holder allows for easy turning of pages and sufficient support for the reading material. The holder for reading material comprises a pair of horizontal base footings which are attached to a pair of vertical legs. The pair of vertical legs are attached to a pair of horizontal arms which support the reading material. A v-shaped piece is attached to the horizontal arms. The v-shaped piece assists in supporting the reading material. A pair of page clips are attached to the pair of horizontal arms. The pair of page clips clasp the pages of the book, thus, holding the book open to the page currently being read by the reader.
Abstract: A flexible resilient book holder which permits an open book to be placed between a first and second planar surface keeping the pages on each side of the book in a relatively flat plane to permit the reader to read both pages.
Abstract: A book stand (10) including a book rack (24) configured for coupling with a pair of support members (12,14) in a spanning relationship. The support members (12,14) are coupled with a pair of bases (16,18) for engaging the support surface. The book rack (24) includes front panels (46,48) and a back panel (44) being configured to receive front and back covers (54a,54b) of book (56) respectively therebetween with the pages (58) thereof extending through gap (50) defined by the spacing of the front panels (46,48). This allows a supine user to read while the book stand (10) supports the weight of book (56).
Abstract: A platform assembly is provided with a raised edge at the bottom against which a bottom edge of the open book rests. A securing device is provided with a bar with a hook at each end of the bar, first and second prongs extending downwardly from the lower side of the bar, first and second shafts mounted to the front side of the bar, and first and second restraining wheels secured to a corresponding one of the shafts by opposing springs mounted to each of the shafts. The securing device is installed on the platform by sliding the hooks over the upper side edges of the platform. The prongs of the securing device are positioned over inner sides of the front and back covers of an open book to secure the book to the platform assembly. The open book is positioned such that rounded tabs of the platform assembly and the restraining wheels of the securing device maintain the pages of the book in an open orientation.
Abstract: A reading apparatus capable to support a book with adjustable angle includes: a base having a guiding groove and two sleeves, a supporting mechanism for supporting the book, and a clamping member for clamping the book on the supporting mechanism. The supporting mechanism includes a M-shaped frame defining two side rods, an elongated middle rod and an adjusting plate. The two side bars of the M-shaped frame are pivotally connected to the sleeves respectively. The middle rod is connected at middle of the M-shaped frame at one end thereof and is parallel to the two side bars. The adjusting plate is slidably and rotatably engaged with the middle rod and is formed with an oblique edge which can be received by the guiding groove at an adjustable position. The clamping member is pivoted to the front edge of the base for providing a clamping force facing the M-shaped frame. By adjusting the position of the adjusting plate along the guiding groove, the angle between the M-shaped frame and the base can be changed.
Abstract: The present invention is a unique solution to the problem of holding a document in a position to read the document while reclining in a bed or on a horizontal surface. In the prior art attempt to achieve positioning a document relative to a reclining user's field of view have been complex, costly and limited in the type of document positioned. The present invention is simple to install, light in weight so it can be easily positioned by a user and accommodates documents in sizes ranging from newspapers to paperback books. Paperback books are particularly difficult to accommodate because they tend to resist lying flat when opened. In the present invention a book clamp is positioned on the spine of the book and pushes the spine against the base flattening the paperback book. The present invention has a flexible attachment means functioning to attach the document holder to a vertical surface and provide a means of adjustment.
Abstract: The present invention is a device for holding printed material over a viewer laying supine such that the material can be viewed from below and overhead illumination is reduced. The device comprises two horizontal supports slidably affixed to at least two rods so that they may be adjusted to accept most viewing material. These supports have a slip resistant coating so that the viewing material is held firm during viewing. At least one vertical support comprising two vertical, parallel legs connected by a horizontal leg support is rotatably affixed to the material support such that the device may be collapsed and easily hand carried.
Abstract: A handicapped artist's easel is constructed with a horizontal baseboard and an easel board pivotally mounted at the front end of the baseboard for rotation through substantially 180.degree. relative to the baseboard. At least one extendable and retractable arm is coupled between the easel board and the baseboard for varying the angle of the easel board relative to the baseboard from an acute angle to an obtuse angle great enough for presenting the front side of the easel board over the face of an artist painting or sketching with mouth held instruments and confined to a bed or wheelchair. The desired angle can be set by the telescoping arm. An appropriate support structure is provided for holding the weight of the cantilevered easel board at an obtuse angle without interfering in handicapped artist access to the easel board. Multiple uses of the adjustable easel are described.
Abstract: An inverted book stand having a book support platform comprised of two pivotally connected, transparent panels. The panels can be moved from a first, stowed position, where the panels are folded together and in close proximity to each other, to a second, in use position, where the panels are folded open to an angle of less than 180.degree. to form the support platform. The panels are formed with an integral, angle limiting feature at the pivotal connection to maintain the angle between panels when they are in the open position. Support members are pivotally connected to the outer edge of each panel, opposite to edge of the panel from where the panels are connected to each other. The support members can be moved from a first, stowed position, wherein each support member is in a closed position parallel and adjacent to its respective panel, and a second, in use position, where the support member is pivoted to an angle of more than 90.degree. from the panel surface.
Abstract: A book holding structure is provided having means to position a book in two positions, one for turning the pages of the book the other for reading from a supine position, means to flatten and to illuminate it and to convert it into a conventional easel.
Abstract: A book holder with a back plate, a transparent cover plate movable relative to the back plate, and a connection between the back plate and the cover plate which permits the cover plate to move relative to the back plate so as to provide guided movement of the cover plate toward and away from the back plate in substantially co-planar relationship, whereby lateral support arms are fixed relative to the cover plate, hollow receiver plates are fixed relative to the back plate and the hollow receiver plates are of such internal configuration as to enable the lateral support arms to slide therethrough.
Abstract: A highly adjustable and simple to use book holder for supine or seated readers is provided by pairs of legs joined near their tops by slotted brackets, which pairs of legs define vertical planes straddling the reader. The slotted brackets allow the relative positions of the upper ends of the support legs to be adjusted. A book tray defining a transverse plane extends between the vertical planes formed by the leg pairs. Its location changes as the leg coupling brackets are adjusted. The tray rotates around an axis extending through holes near the upper ends of one or the other of the legs making up each pair. The variable position of the upper ends of the legs due to the slotted brackets, the rotatable tray, and the variable angle between the legs of each pair permit the position and orientation of the book relative to the viewer to be adjusted at will. A transverse auxiliary support brace is optionally provided between the outward legs of each pair to support the book holder on the thighs of a seated person.
Abstract: A bookholder device includes a main arm portion for hinged attachment to a wall (or alternatively, for free standing support on the floor). A clutch assembly portion is attached to the main arm, and releasably engages a rod member. A tray bracket is pivotally connected to the rod member, and further pivotally supports a book tray portion. This book tray supports the book in question by a combination of contact by a tray base, tray perimeter flanges, and a height-adjustable tray crossmember.
Abstract: A device for positioning reading material for use by a person in the horizontal position. The device includes a frame, including a base, a vertical arm extending above the base, and a horizontal arm extending over the location of the person. Also included is a housing for mounting the horizontal portion of the frame. The housing includes a back plate extending horizontally in the frame and a reader plate frame for housing a reader plate. The reader plate frame is below the back plate and is spaced therefrom to position reading material in an open orientation facing the person.Also include are first and second clear reader plates mounted horizontally in the reader plate frame to enclose both sides of reading material while leaving a spaced region between the plates for access to the reading material by a person in the horizontal position.
Abstract: A support is characterized by having a bendable arm that has an inner nonmoveable, longitudinal end portion thereof retained in a stationary position and an outer bendable free end portion extending through and in supporting contact with a wall that forms a passageway that extends through the base of an object to be supported so that the object can be moved about its stationary end to any desired horizontal, vertical or angularly displaced position.
Abstract: A cylindrical array of cables that hold sheets of music in a binder are connected to and stretched along a center post mounted for rotation about an axis parallel to the centerline of the spine of the binder. In use, a first sheet of music is slipped between a cable and the center post and centered behind the cable. A second sheet of music is centered behind the next adjacent cable, and so forth. Successive cables may be exposed by rotating the center post. The cables are preferably formed from elastic bands or loops.
Abstract: A portable supporting device is provided and has a frame having an upper and lower surface with a transparent sheet member secured in a recess in the upper surface and a plurality of hollow tubes providing leg mounting means on the lower surface of the frame adjacent each corner thereof with four of the hollow tubes cooperating when legs are provided therein to form a portable table for supporting a book for reading in bed and a different four of the hollow tubes cooperating when legs are provided therein to form a table for providing a portable lap writing surface.
Abstract: A simplified and inexpensive book holder for use by readers without arm mobility is operable for both reclining and sitting readers. Reading visibility is not obscured by page holding clamps. Thus, a set of monofilament lines is horizontally disposed across the open pages of a book to hold them in reading posture. These lines also provide simple page turnability by means of a stick held in the mouth. The construction thus is basically a four walled framework with two or three monofilament lines across one open end. A set of clamps extending inwardly from the walls holds a book cover in place with the pages open. A pivoted set of clamps attached to the walls will mount the book holder on the edge of a table for reading in vertically oriented sitting position or horizontally oriented reclining position.
Abstract: The invention comprises a flat base member which is inserted between the mattress and spring of a bed, a pair of arms of different lengths, each of which is pivoted at one end in an end of the base member, and at the other end to an end of a preferably transparent table on which the reading material rests face down. The pivot arrangements on the table are such that the article can be adapted for use on either side of a bed.
Abstract: A reading matter support for a reader reclining in bed, including a frame supporting an adjustably inclined, transparent panel upon which the reading material is placed for being read from therebelow.
Abstract: A surgical drape support device for use with a cover sheet and a conduit for supplying oxygen to a patient disposed on a surgical operating table. The device has a base member which is inserted between a mattress and the surgical table and a support rod which has a drape arm for disposition over a patient. The drape arm can also function as an oxygen distribution means. The base member and the support rod are interconnected by a unitary adjustment means which provides for at least four degrees of adjustment motion for the drape support arm. All adjustments to control the positioning of the drape arm are made from a location removed from the operating field and the patient and are made without removing the overlying drape which is used to retain an oxygen atmosphere over the patient's nose and mouth.
Abstract: The present apparatus suspends a book above the reader from an overhead support. It includes a suspension line hanging down from two support attachments above. Suspended from the middle of the line is an assembly of a book tie rod which holds the book along its spine and a suspension bar extending from side to side behind the cover of the book. An apertured control tube couples the book tie rod to the suspension bar. Page retainers are carried by the suspension bar to engage the open pages of the book. A pitch line extends down to the suspension bar at one side of the book from a pitch bar which engages the opposite sides of the hang line a short distance above the suspension bar and tie rod.
Abstract: A reading rack for reading in a lying position, comprises a lamp stand, detachable book shelf, pen rack, folding legs, flexible metal arm, adjustable rod, folding arms, and clamps. The illuminating lamp is fixed on the lamp stand through a flexible metal arm, and the direction of the illuminating lamp can be adjusted to fit a reader's position. The detachable book shelf is attached on the rear of lamp stand by a sleeve ring. The flexible metal arm is fixed on a link rod, and can be freely bent; in addition, with the assistance of the adjustable rod, and clamps, the device can hold books or newspapers of different sizes.
Abstract: A mirror and picture placed back-to-back in a frame are pivotably attached to a wall to allow the mirror to be positioned substantially horizontally, for viewing by a person in a bed, or concealed against the wall with the picture displayed.