Including Means For Adjusting The Rest To Plural Operative Positions Patents (Class 297/423.23)
  • Patent number: 8905483
    Abstract: A portable footrest device is provided, the footrest having a first and a second support portion, each of the first and second support portions having a first and second connector elements configured for releasable connection to a structure; and a first and a second foot portion coupled to said first and second support portions, wherein said first and second foot portions are configured to couple and decouple. A method for utilizing an enclosed space to rest a user's feet on a footrest, the foot rest having a foot portion is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Compass Designs LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Block
  • Patent number: 8870289
    Abstract: A foldable leg rest has a slide base, a first folding assembly, a second folding assembly, a first stage drive mechanism and a second stage drive mechanism. The slide base has a slide frame. The first folding assembly has a first frame pivotally connected to the slide frame. The second folding assembly has a second frame pivotally connected to the first frame. In use, the first stage drive mechanism is operated to drive the first frame to pivot relative to the slide frame and the second stage drive mechanism is operated to drive the second frame to pivot relative to the first frame. Therefore, the legs of a sitter can be stretched and placed on the folding assemblies so as to enhance comfort and minimize fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Wan-Yu Li
  • Patent number: 8708417
    Abstract: In one embodiment now described, and according to one aspect of the invention. There is provided a leg rest mechanism 100. The leg rest mechanism is suitable for use with a seat pad 200 of a seat arrangement 300 in a passenger vehicle (not shown). The leg rest mechanism 100 comprises a support member 110 adapted for at least partially supporting a passenger's weight; and an extension arrangement 400. The extension arrangement 400 comprises a pair of horizontal support mechanisms 120 for supporting the support member 110, an adjustable support mechanism 160 and a drive arrangement 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Air New Zealand Limited
    Inventor: Marsel Mejuhas
  • Patent number: 8205936
    Abstract: A chair convertible into a chaise lounge comprises: a stationary base structure having a front section and a rear section, a sitting unit including a seat portion and a backrest portion, wherein the seat portion is inclined with respect to a horizontal plane; and two foot-rests, each of which has a portion for resting the feet and a portion for resting on the floor. Each of the foot-rests is articulated to the front section of the base structure about a respective vertical axis of articulation and is rotatable substantially through 180° between an inoperative position and an operative position. In the inoperative position, each portion for resting the feet extends underneath the seat portion of the sitting unit, and in the operative position each portion for resting the feet extends forward beyond a front edge of the seat portion and has an inclination with respect to a horizontal plane opposite with respect to the inclination of the seat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Pro-Cord S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piretti Alessandro
  • Patent number: 7509696
    Abstract: A device for providing a dining support that is extendable from and retractable and concealable on furniture is disclosed. The device has a platform that is movable between a deployed position for supporting food and drinks, and a retracted position beneath the furniture. To move device from the retracted position to the deployed position, the platform is pulled from beneath the furniture and then elevated to a horizontal position. The height of the platform is vertically adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventors: Oscar Q. Soto, Richard Herrera
  • Patent number: 7331632
    Abstract: A footrest for wheelchairs or the like comprises a foot plate (37) for the foot of a wheelchair patient, a supporting element for connection of the foot plate (37) to a wheelchair, and a bearing unit for supporting the foot plate (37) on the supporting element. The bearing unit, in turn, comprises a bearing body (36) that is in contact with the foot plate (37) and with the supporting element, a first bearing element (76) that pivotably connects the foot plate (37) to the bearing body (36), and a second bearing element (47) that pivotably connects the bearing body (36) to the supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Aquatec GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Wendt
  • Patent number: 7017439
    Abstract: An adjustment device includes a lifting mechanism having a lifting arm articulated to a component of a stationary supporting structure for moving the component between two end positions. A rotary drive mechanism has an output member which is linked to the lifting arm. In order to completely, or at least partially, absorb a load moment exerted during movement of the component, at least one stationary support element is associated to the rotary drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Megdal Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Schunke, Bernd Buchholz, Dieter Palm
  • Patent number: 6585279
    Abstract: An improved wheelchair leg rest extension system. The system includes a ball screw assembly provided within a steel sleeve of the wheelchair frame, and actuated by an electric motor to raise and lower a leg rest, while protecting the ball screw assembly from damage, and reducing the unsightliness and potential for damage associated with external extension and retraction means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Medical Industries America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Galloway, Phic Lovan