CA2482605A1 - Commode safety frame - Google Patents

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CA2482605A1
CA2482605A1 CA002482605A CA2482605A CA2482605A1 CA 2482605 A1 CA2482605 A1 CA 2482605A1 CA 002482605 A CA002482605 A CA 002482605A CA 2482605 A CA2482605 A CA 2482605A CA 2482605 A1 CA2482605 A1 CA 2482605A1
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circular tube
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Robert R. Bly
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Invacare Corp
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47KSANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
    • A47K17/00Other equipment, e.g. separate apparatus for deodorising, disinfecting or cleaning devices without flushing for toilet bowls, seats or covers; Holders for toilet brushes
    • A47K17/02Body supports, other than seats, for closets, e.g. handles, back-rests, foot-rests; Accessories for closets, e.g. reading tables
    • A47K17/026Armrests mounted on or around the toilet

Abstract

A commode safety frame is provided, The safety frame includes, for example, first and second side frames and first and second safety bracket rails, Each side frame includes a circular tube portion that transitions to a first non-circular tube portion and at least one aperture disposed substantially in the middle of the vertical length of the first non-circular portion. Each safety bracket rail is in releasable communication with the first and second side frames, respectively, each includes a circular tube portion that transitions to a second non-circular tube portion and at least one biased detent protruding from a wall of the second non-circular tube portion and disposed substantially in the middle of a vertical length of the second non-circular portion.

Description

Commode Safety Frame ~'TELD CF TfiE r.'l3~lENTIt~N
jo~0~j This invention generalJ.y relates to persona, care products and, mare particularly, to toilet ar commode safetx f ram~a .
BACKGRt7UND OF THS Ti~V'ENT~'ON
j00027 safety frames provide assistance when entering, leaving ox using commodes ar toilets. They typica~.ly provyde one or more handle portions that al~.ow far grasping by a user wk~.en entering, us~.ng, or leaving a. commode. One such safety fzame is the Invaaare'~ Toilet Safety k'rame, model no. x.392. These safety frames are typieal.ly fabricated Pram circu7.ar tube constructions that axe easy to assemble and cost-effective. ~'e~crerthe7.ess, there is a desire for improved construction and fabrication of safety frames .
SUMMARY OF TIDE I~VENT'If?N
j0003~ According to one embodiment, a commode safety frame is provided. The safety frame includes, for example, first arid second side fxarnes and first and second safety bracket rails. Each side frame ~.ncludes a circular tube portion that transitions to a first non-circular tube portion and at least one aperture disposed substantially in the muddle of the vertical ?ength of the first non-circular portion. Each safety bracket rail is ~.n releasable communication with the first and second side frames, respectively, each includes a circular tube portion that transitions to a second non-circular tube portion and at least ana biased decent protruding from a wall of the second non-circular tube portion and disposed substantially in the middle of a vertical length of the second non-circular portion.
(0003 BRTE1= DESCRxPTZON OF THE DRAwINGB
LnO~~J zn the accompanying drawings which are incorporated in and constitute a part of the specification, embodiments of the invention are illustrated, which together with a general desarzptian of the invention given abo~re and the detai~.ed description given be7.owp serve to example the principles of this invention.
L00061 Figure 1 a.s an ~:xploded perspective of one embodiment of a commode safety frame.
[0007 Figure 2 is an assembled perspective of the embodiment of Figure 1.
I0008J Figure 3 is a (rant elevation view of the embodiment of Figuxes ~ and ~.
[0009] Figure ~ is a rear elevation view of the embodiment of figures ~. and Z.
[QO10J Figure 5 as a left side ele~ration view of the embodiment of Figuren 1 and 2.
[04117 Figure 6 is a top p2an view of the embodiment of Figures 1 and ~.
[00121 Figure '7 is a bottom plan view of the embodiment of Figures 1 and 2.
[Q0137 Figure 8 is a cxass-section view taken along section line 8-8 of Figure 2.
[0013 Figures 9 and 10 are a3.te~rnate embodiments of the cross-section view of Figure B.

[OO15~ F'iguxe ~.1 is a second ~mbod~.ment with optional arm xests or handgrips x.100 and 5.x.02.
DETAILED DESCRIPTTON OF' Tf~LtISTRATE1~ EMHOAIMEi3T
j0016] Referring now to Figures 1-°7, one embodiment 100 of a commt~de safety frame is illustrated. The safety frame inoludes first and second side frames ~.OZ and 14, safety bracket 222 with mounting plate 3.~~, safety brac~tet rails I~.4 and 118, ana extendable J.egs x.26 and 128. As shown, the various components are primari~.y made of tubu~.ar construction. Side frame 1D2 includes a non-cixcular tube portion 106 az~d side frame lab includes a non-circular tube portion 1.08. In the .pr~s~nt emboda.ment, non-circular tube portions 106 and 108 are square or rectangular in cross-section and include at 7~eas'~ one aperture 130 and 134 in a face thereof _ Side frames 1.0z and x.04 alsa i.r~c3.ude circular portions X10 and x12, respectively, which are received within the tubular legs 126 a.nd 128.
[04177 Safety bracket rails 114 and 118 also indlude a non-circular tube portion 116 and x.20, respect~.vely. Zn th~.s embodiment, non-circular tube portxoris lab and x.30 aze also of square or rectangular crass-section and include a biased pa.n or detent 136 protruding from. the face thereof.
The biasing can by any convention means including level springs or coil sprir_gs.
LDD1$I In operation, the non-circular tube portions 106 and 116 matingly connect so as to affix the side frame 102 to the safety bracket rail. 1~.4,, wh~.ch is u7.t~.mately affixed to the safety brac)teG x.7.2. The mating arrangement is such that non-circular tube portion 1~.6 is dimensioned so as to be able to be inserted within nQn-ci,rcu~,ar tube portion x.46.
The two Components are reZeasabl~r ~ affixed together when pin .

or decent x.32 co-locates with aperture ~.~0. The ad~rantage provided by configured portions 106 and 116 as being non-circular in cxose~seetion is that the mating connectian is less prone to rvtat~.an and provides a more secuze and reliable connection between the side frame lOZ and the safety bracket avail 114. Once connected, to separate the side frame 142 from the safety bracket 114, pin or decent x.32 ~.s depressed thereby .withdrawing it from aperture 130, which al~.ows the: two components to be separated. Side frame ~.0~ and safety bracket ra~.l 118 are si.mi~.arly eonneGted.
Figure Z illustrates the components of thg commode safety frame 100 in the assemb~.ed state.
(00197 P~.ns ar decants 13~ and 136 are preferably located in the middle or center of non-circular portion 116 and 1,~0 vertical length, In this regard, safety brackets x.14 and 218 are general~.y of circular tube construction, which trans~.tion to a non-circular tube construction at portions X16 and x.20. ~Ton~circular tube portions 116 and 12th have a vertica3 length that is substantially the entire vertical component of safety bracket rails 114 and 116, respectively, except for a small bend which connects non--circular portions 116 and Z20 to the bodies of safety bxacket rails 114 and 118.
00020, Simi~.arly, side frames 102 and 104 axe generally of circular tube construction and transita.on to a non circular tube construction at portions 106 and 108. Non circular tube portions 106 and 108 have a vertical Length that xs substarit3ally the entire vextiaal component of the connection to safety bracket raa.ls 114 and 116, respectively, except for a sma'!1 bend which connects non circular portions 16 and 108 to their respective side frames. Apertures 130 and ~.3~ are a:~so preferably located in the middle or center of non-ci,roular portion 116 and 120 vertical length.
000211 Referring nave to Figure 4, legs 1~6 and 128 include a plurality of apertures 40~. Apertures 402 are used in combination a biased gin or decent 40~ to set the height adjustment of the safety frame. Tn this regard, the height is fixed when pin or decent g04 enters any one of apertures 404. Depressa.on of pin or d,etent 404 causes the pin or decent 4U4 to be withdrawn tram the aperture 404 so that legs 1~6 and 128 can be vertically adjusted until the proper safety frame height is achieved. Pin or decent .404 is then (fixed this height by once again entering the proper aperture 404. Tt should also be noted that non-circu~.ar portions 106 and 108 can inc~.ude a plurality of apertures similar to those shaven in legs 126 and 128.
[0022) illustrated in Figure 8 is a oross-sectional. view taken along section line 8-8 of Figure 2. As described earlier, non~ciroular portion x.15 is sized and dimensioned so that it can be inserted into non-cixcular port~.on x06, As shown in the illustrated embadi~nent, the corners of the generally square cross-section of portions 106 and 115 do not allow any substantive rotation o~ the portions relative to each other. Similar results can be achieved by an non oircu~.ar arose-section, for example, Figures 9 and to illustrate that the cross-sections for portions 106 and 116 can be generally triangular tFigure 9) or elliptical tFigure 10). Other polygonal cross-sectional ,shapes may also be chosen.
[00231 Furthermore, the outer wa.l~.s or surfaces of portions 106 and lOB need not be the same general. cross-sectional shape as its ~.nner wa~.Is or surfaces because th~;se outer walls or surfaces do not contribute to the non-rotational configuration. Simi7.axly, the inxrex walls or surfaces of portion 1.~.G and ~.~0 need not be the same general cross-sectional shape as their outer walls ox surfaces because these izznex walls or surfaces da nt~t contribute to the non-rotatiana7. configuration.
L00247 While the pxesent invention has been illustrated by the descriptaon of embodiments thereof, and while the embodiments have been described in considerable detail, it is not the intention of the applicant to restrict or in any v~ay limit the scope of the appended c3.aims to such deta~.l.
Additional advantages and modification$ will readily appear to thane skilled in the art. For example, The connections between safety bracket 122 and ~.ts rails lI~ and 128 fan be configured i.n the same mannex as that between side frames 102 and X04 and rails 1~.4 and 17.8. Therefore, the invention, in its broader aspects, is not limited to the specific details, the representative apparatus, and illustxative examples shown and described. AccordingJ.y, departures can be made frdrn such details without departing from the spixit or scope of the applicant's general inventive concept.

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What is claimed:
1. A commode safety frame comprising:
first and second side frames, each side frame comprising:
a circular tube portion that transitions to a first non-circular tube portion, and at least one aperture disposed substantially in the middle of the vertical length of the first non-circular portion;
first and second rails in releasable communication with the first and second side frames, respectively, each rail comprising:
a circular tube portion that transitions to a second non-circular tube portion, and at least one biased detent protruding from a wall of the second non-circular tube portion and disposed substantially in the middle of a vertical length of the second non-circular portion.
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