Rest For Knee, Leg, Or Foot Patents (Class 297/423.1)
  • Patent number: 10575646
    Abstract: A specially designed seat assembly allows a user to sit in lotus style meditation position while meditating. The seat assembly positions and elevates the user in order to provide comfort while holding the user in the correct position. The seat assembly can provide dual level support through an upper platform and lower platform. The seat assembly is specially shaped in order to conform to the contours of the user. The knees are elevated by the upper platform, and the feet and ankles are drawn inward and supported from the ground by the lower platform. The user is held in a traditional lotus style seating position. The seat assembly allows for the user to remain in a relaxed state, free from discomfort. The seat assembly is supported by a metal skeleton, which prevents the seat assembly from becoming deformed upon repeated use. The seat assembly has a cushion formed around the metal skeleton, which is stable, yet comfortable for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Osvaldo A. Roizner
  • Patent number: 10507357
    Abstract: A foot stretching device having a base member, an upright member and a heelpiece. The base member has a top face, a bottom face, a first end, and a second end. In an assembled state, the upright member extends from the first end in a direction opposite the bottom face. The upright member and base member form a right angle. The heelpiece is removably attached to the top face of the base member between the first and second ends. During use, the device is arranged relative to a corner formed between a floor and wall of a room such that the bottom face of the base member rests on the floor and the upright member bears against the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Sean Fitzsimmons
  • Patent number: 10292887
    Abstract: A motorized joint positioner includes a first holder configured for a first portion of a patient's anatomy to rest thereon, and a second holder configured for a second portion of the patient's anatomy to rest thereon. The joint positioner further includes a first robotic arm coupled to the first holder, and a second robotic arm coupled to the second holder. At least one of the first and second robotic arms comprises at least two joints providing movement of the corresponding first or second holder in at least two degrees of freedom. At least one of the first and second robotic arms includes an actuator controllable to position the corresponding first or second holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventor: Hyosig Kang
  • Patent number: 10272290
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus includes a frame body, two driving levers, two pedals, a linking device and at least one resistance device. The driving levers are pivotally connected to two side frames of the frame body, respectively. The pedals are connected to the two driving levers, respectively. The linking device is connected the driving levers so as to lead the driving levers to be swung reciprocally and simultaneously. The resistance device is driven by one of the driving levers so as to generate a magnetic resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PREVENTIVE MEDICAL HEALTH CARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Yu Yeh
  • Patent number: 9233277
    Abstract: An exercise assembly includes a bench sized and configured to support the back of a supine person. In a first mode of operation, the bench is structurally supported in a fixed, upwardly facing orientation relative to an underlying floor surface. The structural support is selectively removed by the person to switch to a second mode of operation, in which the bench is tiltable laterally relative to the underlying floor surface. Left and right pivot poles are mounted on one end of the bench and selectively pivoted back and forth by the feet of the person lying supine on the bench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Mark A. Krull
  • Patent number: 9022957
    Abstract: A foot rest including: a foot receptacle, the foot receptacle including a first portion and a second portion, and wherein the first portion intersects the second portion; a cross-member disposed on a first side of the first portion; and a bucket connector disposed on the first side of the first portion of the foot receptacle, wherein the cross-member is proximate an end of the first portion and the bucket connector is distal to the end of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ankleaid, LLC
    Inventor: Scott McKay
  • Publication number: 20150102649
    Abstract: Described are leg supports for a vehicle occupant having a leg support base and a leg engagement member that is positionable to support the lower leg of the vehicle occupant such that the upper leg and the lower leg extend in a common plane that is substantially parallel to the sagittal plane of the vehicle occupant. According to one aspect, the leg support includes a guide configured to mount to a center console in a selected position relative to a vehicle seat in a vehicle, the leg support base being slidably mounted to the guide, and to provide adjustment of a position of the leg engagement member through sliding movement of the leg support base relative to the guide. According to another aspect, the leg support includes a pump coupled to the leg support base to provide a fluid to at least partially fill the leg engagement member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Mohamed Ali Baig
  • Publication number: 20150076871
    Abstract: Portable furniture items including a support structure and a top member selectively coupled to the support structure. The support structure includes first and second supports. The first support includes a leg having a ground end and a waist extending from the leg opposite the ground end. The waist has an upper end opposite the ground end and defines a first notch proximate the upper end. The second support includes a leg having a ground end and a waist extending from the leg opposite the ground end. The waist of the second support has an upper end opposite the ground end and a lower end opposite the upper end and defines a second notch proximate the lower end. The first notch and the second notch are complimentarily configured to enable the second support to matingly couple with the first support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas J. Werner
  • Publication number: 20150069811
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat back and a seat base. A shell is disposed in the seat base and includes a left leg support and a right leg support. A membrane is disposed over the shell and includes a plurality of perforations. The membrane and the shell define a cavity. An air channel is defined in a bottom wall of the shell. The air channel extends at least partially into the left leg support and the right leg support. A spacer material is disposed in the cavity. A fan is in communication with the air channel and is configured to move air through the channel, the spacer material, and the plurality of perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Sachs, Johnathan Andrew Line, S.M. Akbar Berry
  • Patent number: 8960785
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat cushion movable in a front-rear direction, an ottoman provided at a front portion of the seat cushion such that the ottoman can be stored and unfolded to function as a footrest, and a transmitting mechanism which moves the ottoman from a stored position to an unfolded position in association with change of a position of the seat cushion in the front-rear direction from a rear side position which is a normal use position to a front side position which is a comfortable position, and which moves the ottoman from the unfolded position to the stored position in association with return of the position of the seat cushion in the front-rear direction from the comfortable position to the normal use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Kuno
  • Patent number: 8939872
    Abstract: A leg exercise apparatus having a supporting frame, a leg disposition assembly and a connecting panel. The supporting frame is pivotably connected to the leg disposition assembly, and an upper portion of the connecting panel is pivotably connected to the leg disposition assembly on its backside. A positioning bar passes through a lower portion of the connecting panel and is disposed in positioning grooves located on both arms of the supporting frame to secure the connecting panel. An end opening is located at an end of the supporting frame and connects to two tunnel grooves at both arms so the positioning bar can be pushed out through the tunnel grooves and end opening, which leads the leg disposition assembly to collapse into the supporting frame to form a compact and portable leg exercise apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Todd E. Sprague
  • Patent number: 8864230
    Abstract: A chair and method of use is for a chair disposed upon a surface that is designed for a female anatomy; the chair includes a seat having proximate and distal end portions forming a first convex surface with a chord plane intersecting, the having a length shorter than its width. The chair includes a back having first and second end portions that form a second convex surface, wherein, a second lateral measure on the second end is less than a first lateral measure on the first end. The seat plane and an extension axis that is perpendicular to the surface are relatively positioned to one another to form an acute angle to one another, such that a user's femur bone lengthwise angles downward from hip to knee toward the surface while the user's shoulders arch rearward thus aligning the user's hip joint and shoulder joint vertically for better posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Betty A. Augustat
  • Publication number: 20140265510
    Abstract: Apparatus for a wheelchair foot rest that has two positions: stored and deployed. The foot rest has a base, a heel stop, a toe pocket, and a pair of straps that attach to the side of the base. The ends of the straps attach to extenders connected to the frame of the wheelchair. The extenders support the straps in front of the frame of the wheelchair. With the foot rest in the deployed position the base is suspended from the extenders. The foot rest has a magnetic attraction with a clip attached to the bottom of the seat whereby the foot rest is supported under the seat when in the stored position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Storm Showers, LLC
    Inventors: David B. Storm, Janine Lehman
  • Publication number: 20140265509
    Abstract: A footrest assembly includes a body portion having an upper contact surface adapted to support a vehicle occupant's foot at a predetermined angle. The footrest assembly includes mounting members adapted to couple the footrest assembly to a base unit disposed on a vehicle floorboard. The footrest assembly includes a depression or recess adapted to receive a parking brake pedal when the parking brake is in a fully actuated position. Thus, the footrest assembly is configured to provide a footrest option in a vehicle interior that would otherwise not have the space requirements to accommodate a footrest, while also allowing for full functionality of a parking brake pedal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Joseph Leonard Meszaros, William Edward Draper, David Thomas Patrick, Keith Brown
  • Publication number: 20140252747
    Abstract: Wheelchair designs and enhancements are provided for use with conventional wheelchair design. The designs and enhancements include bariatric extension panels and security features making it suitable for use in high security areas such as prisons and psychiatric wards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jane Hermes
  • Patent number: 8807623
    Abstract: An adjustable footrest includes various components that allow positions of the footrest to be changed or customized. For example, the angle, the depth, and the rotation of the footrest may be adjusted. Some footrest components may include a pivoting base. In addition, a tilt angle of a foot-support plate may be adjusted with respect to the pivoting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Bohmer, Joseph Porcari, Frank Ensch, Kenneth Chapman, James Deedler, Mike Cretul
  • Patent number: 8727418
    Abstract: A energy-absorbing footrest in a vehicle includes a footrest plate, a plurality of pins depending from an underside of the footrest plate, and a supporting structure defining a plurality of apertures into which the plurality of pins are received. Engagement between the plurality of pins and the supporting structure limits insertion of the plurality of pins into the apertures and thereby supports the footrest plate in an elevated position relative to the supporting structure until a predetermined force is applied to the footrest plate causing the plurality of pins to further insert into the plurality of apertures and the footrest plate to move toward the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryan A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8684452
    Abstract: A high-seat folding chair includes two pairs of front legs and rear legs pivotally connected with each other so as to be operable to unfold or fold the folding chair. When unfolded, each of the front legs and the rear legs form an angle relative to a horizontal plane. A footrest is mounted between the two front legs. Two opposite portions of the footrest bend symmetrically in a horizontal direction to form horizontal portions, respectively. The two horizontal portions further bend upward to form inclined extensions, and a portion of each inclined extensions forms a flat portion. An angle defined between the inclined extension and the horizontal portion is equal to an angle defined between the front leg and the horizontal plane. The inclined extensions of the footrest are respectively affixed with the two front legs, such that the footrest is mounted in horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Mei Chuen Lin, Tzu Mei Wang
  • Publication number: 20140054936
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a juvenile seat assembly includes a seat bottom and legs for elevating the seat bottom above the ground to support a child seated on the seat bottom in an elevated position above the underlying ground. In illustrative embodiments, the juvenile seat assembly further includes a seat back arranged to extend upwardly from a rear edge of the seat bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Jim R. Varney, Bryan R. Hotaling
  • Publication number: 20140049087
    Abstract: A portable chair for outdoor activities that includes a blade that is inserted in the ground on one end of a main support and a seat on the other end of the main support. The blade and a mud stop bar resist displacement of the portable chair. A back rest support bar is attached to the seat and the main support. A back rest is attached to the back rest support bar. The back rest support bar may be completely disconnected or partially disconnected from the portable chair for transportation or storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas J. Kinczkowski
  • Publication number: 20140035341
    Abstract: An adjustable footrest includes various components that allow positions of the footrest to be changed or customized. For example, an angle, a depth, and a rotation of the footrest may be adjusted. Some footrest components may include a pivoting base. In addition a tilt angle of a foot-support plate may be adjusted with respect to the pivoting base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Bohmer, Joseph Porcari, Frank Ensch, Kenneth Chapman, James Deedler, Mike Cretul
  • Publication number: 20130341988
    Abstract: A seating device for use in a liquid, the seating device including a body having a closed first end, an open second end and a wall running between the closed first end and the open second end, the closed first end and the wall defining a cavity that is accessible through the open second end, the closed first end defining a seating surface having one or more holes formed therethrough, the one or more holes enabling flow of a fluid therethrough as the seating device is submerged in the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: PURE LIQUID POOL PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Walker, Damon Chavez, Michael Sykes
  • Patent number: 8607945
    Abstract: A system and a method of a carbon fiber-reinforced intelligent wheeled backpack and human transportation seat with adjustable foot rest is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of simultaneous human being and luggage transportation through an airport may include coupling an upper part of a handle assembly to a hollow lower part through a connector wherein the upper part of the handle assembly may be permitted to be pulled in and out of the hollow lower part of the handle assembly. A backpack body comprising a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) material may be coupled to the hollow lower part of the handle assembly wherein the backpack body may include spinable wheels, an adjustable seat, and adjustable footrests for simultaneous human and luggage transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Issa Afif Issa Kawalit
  • Publication number: 20130317396
    Abstract: A foot rest including: a foot receptacle, the foot receptacle including a first portion and a second portion, and wherein the first portion intersects the second portion; a cross-member disposed on a first side of the first portion; and a bucket connector disposed on the first side of the first portion of the foot receptacle, wherein the cross-member is proximate an end of the first portion and the bucket connector is distal to the end of the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Scott McKay
  • Publication number: 20130270886
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interior structure of an automobile in which the dashboard is not substantially installed before the front passenger seat and after the partition separating the engine room from the interior room of the automobile to obtain a sufficient space for the front passenger to stretch out her or his legs horizontally and completely; therefore a leg rest is installed in the obtained space. The automobile interior structure in accordance with the present invention make the front passenger unfold the leg rest continuously to the front passenger seat when she or he takes a rest and therefore make the front passenger stretch out her or his legs horizontally and completely to take a more comfortable rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Austin Kim
  • Patent number: 8517472
    Abstract: An ergonomic, rotatable foot-rest chair ring for an adjustable-height chair is provided. The chair ring comprises a rotation hub configured to be rotatably mounted on the seat post of an adjustable height chair and angularly displaced spokes extending radially from the rotation hub to a modified foot-supporting ring. The modified ring has a perimeter defined by a convex-ring-shaped section that extends more than half way around the hub and a recessed, concave arc section that completes the perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Ergo Genesis, LLC
    Inventor: Gerald Lynn Proctor
  • Publication number: 20130207440
    Abstract: A stylist chair is provided that includes a chair, a center bar and a footrest assembly. The center bar couples the footrest assembly to the chair. The footrest assembly includes a gear assembly, a first pedal and a second pedal. The first pedal and the second pedal move between an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein in the open configuration, the first pedal and the second pedal form a footrest and in the closed configuration, the first pedal and the second pedal are moved toward one another to form a configuration that enables a user to easily exit the stylist chair. Also, the first pedal and the second pedal are coupled to the gear assembly so that when one of the first pedal and the second pedal moves, the other of the first pedal and the second pedal simultaneously moves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Sam Linhoff, Graham Smith
  • Patent number: 8496292
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to an ergonomic bench that includes a horizontal base; a vertical support structure; a seat support assembly that is height-adjustable; a chest support assembly that is height-adjustable and pitch-adjustable; a knee support assembly that is height-adjustable; and a heel rest assembly. In one aspect, the ergonomic bench includes wheels and a handle. In one aspect, the ergonomic bench includes a tool tray assembly. In one aspect, the ergonomic bench includes a horizontal base that is sectional. In one aspect, the ergonomic bench includes bumper guards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Greg Strassberg
  • Publication number: 20130181497
    Abstract: A footrest device has a protective cushioning layer between one's feet and a tabletop. The footrest device protects the tabletop with a stabilizing material that grips the table and provides the user with an insulated envelope in which one can place their feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Caleb Ford Gurall
  • Publication number: 20130161922
    Abstract: A leg support assembly for use with a wheelchair is described herein. The wheelchair includes a frame, a seat assembly coupled to the frame, and a pair of legs extending outwardly from the frame. The pair of legs includes a first leg and a second leg spaced a distance from the first leg such that a gap is defined therebetween. The leg support assembly includes a support member that includes a first end that is removably coupled to the first leg and a second end that is removably coupled to the second leg. The support member also includes a flexible substrate material that extends across the leg gap to prevent a patient seated in the wheelchair from entering the gap. The leg support assembly also includes a fastening assembly that is coupled to the support member to facilitate coupling the support member to the wheelchair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: R WE HAVING FUN YET, LLC
    Inventor: R WE HAVING FUN YET, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130147240
    Abstract: High density seating, for example for aircraft use, includes a seatback cushion 2 of adjustable rate, and a lightweight adjustable headrest 11. Other aspects of the invention relate to a literature rack 14, a footrest 17, a cup holder 24, a book stand 27, a headset hook 31 and a vanity mirror 33.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: James Shing Hin Lee
  • Publication number: 20130127223
    Abstract: A high-seat folding chair includes two pairs of front legs and rear legs pivotally connected with each other so as to be operable to unfold or fold the folding chair. When unfolded, each of the front legs and the rear legs form an angle relative to a horizontal plane. A footrest is mounted between the two front legs. Two opposite portions of the footrest bend symmetrically in a horizontal direction to form horizontal portions, respectively. The two horizontal portions further bend upward to form inclined extensions, and a portion of each inclined extensions forms a flat portion. An angle defined between the inclined extension and the horizontal portion is equal to an angle defined between the front leg and the horizontal plane. The inclined extensions of the footrest are respectively affixed with the two front legs, such that the footrest is mounted in horizontal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Mei Chuen LIN, Tzu Mei WANG
  • Patent number: 8434825
    Abstract: A footrest is provided that includes a footplate element, an upper swing arm, and a lower swing arm, which footrest can be arranged on a wall that faces a seat, and allows several seating positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Wesselink
  • Patent number: 8434824
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a universal foot assembly having a foot pedal that may be attached to a desk or workstation that can be adjustably configured to allow for the foot pedal to vibrate, rotate, or move in a number of directions. The foot assembly comes as part of a kit and is configurable for retrofit attachment to existing desks and workstations. The foot assembly helps students having ADD or ADHD expend nervous energy. It also provides a valuable exercise mechanism for those trying to improve their physical health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Classroom Seating Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Kathy Spinabella, Ronald Spinabella, Sr., Roberta Singer
  • Patent number: 8408652
    Abstract: An adjustable footrest includes a pair of side members connected edge to edge by a plurality of hinges. A plurality of padded semi-circular apertures, located along the connected edges between the hinges, allows a user to rest his feet and legs in an elevated position, as required by certain medical conditions. The level of elevation is incrementally adjusted by widening or narrowing and subsequently locking the apex angle. An additional means of incremental elevation adjustment includes a plurality of telescoping legs and floor pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Frank L. Mobley, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20130069413
    Abstract: An ergonomic chair for promoting hip flexibility and strength and reducing lower back pain. The ergonomic chair includes a base, a first, lower platform, and a second, upper platform spaced above the first, lower platform. The user sits on the second platform and rests their legs on the first platform in various positions. Use of the ergonomic chair results in the user rotating their pelvis to a position that is comfortable and properly aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: John P. Matthews
  • Publication number: 20130062922
    Abstract: A therapeutic leg elevation device and an associated treatment method are disclosed. The device includes a first inclined surface for supporting a patient's thigh and that tilts the thigh at an angle above horizontal that is also less than an angle that can kink the femoral vein. A second inclined surface supports the patient's lower leg and also tilts the lower leg above the horizontal at an angle sufficient to permit gravity to augment blood flow. The first and second surfaces define an angle that positions the knee and lower leg at an angle that relaxes the hamstring and gastrocnemius muscle for comfort and prevents the popliteal vein from being compressed by the tibia. The second inclined surface has a limited length that permits a patient's feet to extend over the end of the second surface to prevent pressure on the heel. The device includes an inflatable interior component and a cushion layer covering the inflatable interior component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher S. Dickson
  • Publication number: 20130032668
    Abstract: Passenger seating arrangements are detailed. At least some arrangements permit each passenger to access an aisle of a vessel without contacting an adjacent passenger. Movable footwells may be utilized to floor-level access when retracted and function as steps when extended as a seat is converted to a bed. This structure authorizes decrease in seat pitch without decrease of bed length, permitting additional seating to be included in a cabin of a vessel without diminishment of passenger comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Benjamin Foucher, Philippe Roy
  • Publication number: 20120306255
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes devices, methods, and systems for leg elevation. The leg elevating device includes a leg support platform, a base platform positioned adjacent the leg support platform, and a first and second lift positioned between and coupled to the leg support platform and the base platform. The leg support platform can have a first horizontal position relative the base platform when the first and second lift are in a first position, an angled position relative the base platform when the first lift is in a second position and the second lift is in the first position, and a second horizontal position relative the base platform when the first and second lift are in a second position. Also, the leg support platform can be a predetermined height above a floor surface when in the first horizontal position, such that the leg elevating device is locatable under furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Brenner
  • Patent number: 8291526
    Abstract: A device for facilitating use of a bathroom fixture according to various exemplary embodiments can include at least a first planar body and a second planar body having a pair of opposed legs extending from each planar body defining a first opening and a second opening for receiving and conforming to a configuration of a base of a bathroom fixture. An interlocking element may be interposed between at least the first planar body and the second planar body for interlocking and stacking at least the first and second planar bodies to form a raised platform adjustable to a predetermined height based upon a user's height for facilitating use of the bathroom fixture according to the user's height. A skid-resistance bottom surface may be provided on either the first planar body or the second planar body for securing the raised platform to an underlying surface to prevent movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Goli Parvizian
  • Publication number: 20120217773
    Abstract: A multipurpose folding chair is disclosed. The chair includes a frame that may be configured for a variety of applications. Locking mechanisms may secure leg portions, a backrest portion, and a footrest portion of the chair in multiple positions relative to a seat of the chair. The chair may be configured to receive a container such as a backpack. In the container receiving configuration, a shoulder strap of the container may be used to carry both the container and the chair. The chair may be equipped with wheels to facilitate portability. The chair includes an integral lumbar support element to support the back of the user. The chair may be optionally equipped with a footrest, armrests, and/or a headrest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Ambert Jue
  • Patent number: 8246118
    Abstract: A footrest for a foot of a person is provided, where the person is at least partially supported by a seat that is disposed on a stand that has a support post or disposed on a shaft that is part of a pedestal support assembly. Typically the footrest has a plate with a footrest surface and in some embodiments the footrest surface is entirely under the seat. In some embodiments the footrest surface faces away from the support post or shaft. Some embodiments include a mounting bracket and a connecting assembly that operatively secures the footrest plate to the mounting bracket. The connecting assembly generally has two engagement mechanisms and a spring that biases the connecting assembly in selectable angular positions with respect to the mounting bracket and plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Curtis E. Moore
  • Patent number: 8240769
    Abstract: A multipurpose, lower extremity, examination stool, has at least one light set in integral cooperation with at least one mirror to facilitate an examination of a foot by a person, a clinician, or a doctor. The foot examination stool preferably has a top mirror and a slide mirror. The slide mirror is slidably mounted below the top mirror and has a set of lights, to illuminate both the slide mirror and the lower extremity being tested or examined. The top mirror is illuminated by two sets of lights hingedly or rotatably mounted adjacently thereto and perpendicular to the slide mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventors: Adam Story, Kurt K. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 8231090
    Abstract: The apparatus for mounting a wheelchair pad provides a high degree of support and adjustability such that it can be used with wheelchairs from a wide variety of different manufacturers. This adjustability is also beneficial to the occupant of the wheelchair, as the adjustability can provide a wide variety of people with a more custom fit. In order to provide this custom fit, the claimed invention provides for depth adjustability, height adjustability and angle adjustability in both the vertical and horizontal planes of the amputee pad. Additionally the claimed invention can be installed on either side of the wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: The Comfort Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Cramer
  • Patent number: 8220872
    Abstract: A sitting device that gives the user an option to sit with a lower portion of the body supported by a half seat, while maintaining a standing posture with the unsupported leg. The sitting device includes two, left and right, half seats and a foot stool. The device also includes a seat support frame and two half-seat-position-adjusting actuators. The frame includes a horizontal crossbar and a vertical guide tube, wherein the back end of each of the two half seats is pivotally secured on the horizontal bar. The vertical guide tube houses a length-changing mechanism to vary the height of the sitting device and a height fixing mechanism which prevents yielding of the height of the sitting device when the user sits. Also comprising are the two half-seat-position-adjusting actuators attached at one end of each to the vertical tube and at the other end to the respective half seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Simon Yeonjun Hong
  • Publication number: 20120161491
    Abstract: A foot cushion adjustment mechanism includes a base frame having a mounting portion, a cushion member having a through hole defining a first opening and a locating member disposed in the through hole, and an adjustment device having a body portion inserted through the locating member and a first end portion inserted through the first opening and pivotally coupled to the mounting portion. Biasing the adjustment device causes the cushion member to be moved linearly relative to the base member to adjust the distance between the cushion member and the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: HEALTHSTREAM TAIWAN INC.
    Inventors: Terry CHEN, Ren CHIU, Dixon CHIANG, Ares HUANG
  • Publication number: 20120161492
    Abstract: An accessory for a chair having two or more front legs, for use in cooperation with at least one of the front legs of the chair and for providing a good platform for a person's foot or feet while sitting in the chair working on motor skills, the accessory comprising one or more board items comprising one or more board-like items, including planks, of various thicknesses having on or in each item at least one restraining device having one or more chair-leg contacting surfaces that will prevent a child, while sitting in the chair, from moving the board-like item out of its functional place with his feet. The chair accessory is used with a chair including a child's chair to provide a foot rest when the chair occupant's legs are too short to allow the occupant's feet to reach the floor to provide stability necessary to permit more advanced fine motor development.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Jan Renee Stoffer
  • Patent number: 8201890
    Abstract: An adjustable seat system includes a pair of chairs aligned with each other so that a front side of one chair faces a backside of another of the chairs. Each of the chairs includes a seat having a plurality of legs. The seat includes a pair of lateral walls and a seat cushion positioned between the lateral walls. The seat cushion has a rear edge and a front edge. A backrest is attached to the seat. A drive mechanism is mechanically coupled to the seat cushion. The drive mechanism is actuated in a first direction to lift the rear edge upwardly or actuated in a second direction to lower the rear edge downwardly to an approximately horizontal orientation. A seat control is electrically coupled to the drive mechanism and is actuated to selectively actuate the drive mechanism in a first direction or a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Naoki Nagoaka Mihara
  • Publication number: 20120139322
    Abstract: A footrest is provided that includes a footplate element, an upper swing arm, and a lower swing arm, which footrest can be arranged on a wall that faces a seat, and allows several seating positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Christian WESSELINK
  • Publication number: 20120138113
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a universal foot assembly having a foot pedal that may be attached to a desk or workstation that can be adjustably configured to allow for the foot pedal to vibrate, rotate, or move in a number of directions. The foot assembly comes as part of a kit and is configurable for retrofit attachment to existing desks and workstations. The foot assembly helps students having ADD or ADHD expend nervous energy. It also provides a valuable exercise mechanism for those trying to improve their physical health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Classroom Seating Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: KATHY SPINABELLA, Ronald Spinabella, SR., Roberta Singer