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US2052628A
US2052628A US61034A US6103436A US2052628A US 2052628 A US2052628 A US 2052628A US 61034 A US61034 A US 61034A US 6103436 A US6103436 A US 6103436A US 2052628 A US2052628 A US 2052628A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G7/00Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
    • A61G7/10Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto
    • A61G7/1001Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto specially adapted for specific applications
    • A61G7/1003Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto specially adapted for specific applications mounted on or in combination with a bath-tub
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G7/00Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G7/00Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
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H. M. HIGGINS BATHTUB SEAT Sept. 1, 1936.

Filed Jan. 2'7, 1936 I II 1/!!! INVENTOR. HofiAcsMJ-Imams.

ATTORNEYS.

Patented Sept. 1, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 7 Claim.

This invention relates particularly to swivel or swinging seats for bath tubs for entering and leaving a tub, and to bath tub seats generally.

The object of my invention is to provide a bath 5 tub seat by means of which a person may safely enter and leave a tub.

Another object is to provide such a seat wherein a person may sit while bathing.

Another object is to provide such a seat that may be used as a chair or the like in the room when swung over the side of the tub.

Still another object of the invention is the provision of such a seat for bath tubs that is strong and yet simple in construction and operation and that is relatively inexpensive to manufacture.

Numerous other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent as it is better under stood from the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein:

Figure 1 is a plan view of my invention swivelly or swinginglysecured on a bath tub, the seat being positioned over the tub and dotted lines showing same swung outwardly over the edge of said tub.

Figure 2 is a partial vertical section of one embodiment of the device taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a partial vertical section of a modifled embodiment of the invention.

Figure 4 is a horizontal section of the supporting sleeve shown in Figure 3 and taken on line 4-4 of said figure.

Referring more particularly to the drawing reference numeral Ill, Figures 1 and 2, indicates a bath tub. Positioned on an end edge of the tub I is a bracket comprising a support memher I I having a vertical opening therein and hav ing laterally extending flanges 42 and a bottom member I3 resting on the edge of said tub. Flanges l2 are provided with holes in which are received screws I4 which are screwed through wall l5 and into studding l6. Arm l1. preferably a solid iron rod, has a vertical portion 18 pivotally received in the vertical opening in the support member I I. The arm I! extends horizontally outward of the vertical portion l8, then downwardly and forwardly, and horizontally again adjacent the free swinging end which is turned vertically upward at It! and on which a collar 20 is secured by a pin 2 I. The collar is provided with an integral annular disk 22 at its upper end on which seat 23 is secured by screws 24. The bottom of the seat rests on said annular disk and held thereon by said screws 24. The seat preferably has sides 25 and a rounded back portion 26. The lower side 21 of the horizontal portion of arm ll. adjacent the free swinging end there- 7 of, is adapted to swing in a horizontal plane above 8 the horizontal plane of the top 28 of the tub sides.

Referring to Figure 3 the tub is also indicated by reference numeral l0. Horizontal portion 3| of the tub and is provided with a vertical open- 10 ing 32 through which is received the threaded upper end of a vertical stabilizing sleeve 33. The lower end of the sleeve is also threaded and is threadably received in a collar 34 closed at its lower end by a wall 35. Adjacent its lower end the collar 34 is provided with an annular flange 36 secured to the floor or other support for the tub by screws 31. A nut 38, threadably received on the upper end of said sleeve is screwed tight against the horizontal portion 3| of the tub to firmly secure the upper end of said sleeve and prevent any displacement thereof.

A swivel or swinging seat supporting arm 39 is provided with a vertical portion 40 pivotally received in sleeve 33, the lower end of said portion 40 resting on the lower end wall 35 of the collar 34, said lower end wall 35 serving as a bearing for the lower end of said vertical portion 40. The portion of the arm 39 adjacent the vertical portion 40 thereof rests on the nut 38 which serves as a bearing therefor on which the arm may swing. A seat support 4|, secured to the bottom 42 of the seat by suitable screws 43, is provided with a horizontal sleeve 44 which receives the free swinging end of the arm 39 therein, said arm 33 being secured therein by screws 45. The seat, besides having a bottom 42, is provided with sides 46 and a rounded back 41 formed integrally with the sides 46, said seat being similar in construction to the seat shown in Figures 1 and 2.

The arm 39 supports the seat above the horizontal plane of the top 48 of the tub to permit said seat being swung over the edge of the tub side. In using my invention the seat is swung outwardly over the side of the tub, as shown in dotted lines in Figure 1, and the user sits therein. He then puts his feet into the tub and pulls the seat over the tub, from which position he may assume a standing position, or he may bathe while remaining in the seat.

Danger of slipping and falling in getting in and out of the tub is eliminated with this invention which is particularly advantageous for invalids although it is adapted for anyone desiring to use same.- Should the person using my invention remain seated while bathing substantially all danger or injury from falling therein is eliminated.

The seat may also be used'as a chair, when swung outwardly over the edge of the tub, thus providing a convenient bath room chair as well as a seat for entering and leaving the tub.

It is thought that the invention and many of its attendant advantages will be understood from the foregoing, description, and it will be apparent that various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing any of its material advantages.

Having thus described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In combination, a bath tub adapted to rest on a supporting base, said tub having a substantially horizontal top edge with an opening therein, a vertical sleeve having its ends externally threaded, the upper end of said sleeve extending through said opening, a collar adapted to be secured to a base on which the tub rests, said collar being internally threaded and threadably receiving the lower threaded end of the sleeve. a nut threadably received on the upper threaded end of the sleeve, a horizontally swingable arm having a vertical portion swivelly received in the sleeve, and a seat on the free swinging end of the arm, said seat being adapted to be swung over the edge of the tub by swinging movement of the arm.

2. In combination, a bath tub adapted to rest on a supporting base, said tub having a substantially horizontal top edge with an opening therein, a vertical sleeve having its ends externally threaded, the upper end of said sleeve extending through said opening, a collar adapted to be secured to a base on which the tub rests, said collar being internally threaded and threadably receiving the lower threaded end of the sleeve, a wall closing the lower end of the collar, a nut threadably received on the upper threaded end of the sleeve, a horizontally swingable arm having 8.

vertical portion rotatably received in the sleeve,

the lower end of said vertical portion resting on the wall closing the lower end of the collar, and the portion or the arm adjacent the vertical portion thereof resting on the top side oi. the nut, and a seat on the free swinging end of the arm,

said seat being adapted to be swung over the edge of the tub when a swinging movement is imparted to said arm.

3. In combination, a bath tub, a support associated with the top edge of the tub, an arm swivelly received in said support, and a seat secured to the free swinging end of said arm, said seat being adapted to swing freely at all times in a substantially horizontal plane above the horizontal plane or the top of the tub.

4. In combination, a bath tub, a seat, and means associated with the seat and the top edge 01' the tub and adapted to permit said seat to be freely swung over the edge of said tub at all times.

5. In combination, a bath tub, a vertical sleeve associated with the top edge of the tub, a horizontal arm having a vertical portion swivelly received in the sleeve, and a. chair on the free swinging end of said arm, said chair being adapted to be swung in a substantially horizontal plane above the horizontal plane of the tub at all times.

6. In combination, a bath tub, a vertical supporting sleeve associated with thetop edge of the tub, means for rigidly securing thesleeve in a vertical position, a. horizontally extending arm having a. vertical portion swivelly received in the sleeve, and a seat secured to the free swinging end of the arm, said arm being adapted to be freely swung at all times over the edge of the tub.

7. In a swinging bath tub seat, a support adapted to be associated with the top edge of a bath tub, an arm having one end pivotally associated with the support, said arm, being adapted to be freely swung at all times ina substantially horizontal plane, and a seat secured to the free end of the arm.

HORACE M. HIGGINS.

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Cited By (16)

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US2611135A (en) * 1950-07-27 1952-09-23 Benjamin N Greene Combination shower stool and drain fitting
US3022518A (en) * 1959-06-11 1962-02-27 Noel E Hayden Swivel chair for bath tubs
US4951328A (en) * 1988-12-22 1990-08-28 Promed Inc. Swivel open bottom seat assembly for invalids
US4998305A (en) * 1989-02-24 1991-03-12 Davis John W Shower apparatus
US5615422A (en) * 1995-05-23 1997-04-01 Gravel; Pierre Compact bath-chair support
US5740563A (en) * 1996-09-27 1998-04-21 Gaddy; Victor J. Bath care offset swivel chair
US5784728A (en) * 1997-02-18 1998-07-28 Patent/Marketing Concepts, Llc Portable bath bench/seat
US5860171A (en) * 1997-01-09 1999-01-19 Hicks; Billy Gene Suspended detachable swimming pool accessories
US6145140A (en) * 1994-08-16 2000-11-14 Showerwall Industries Inc. Bathtub
US6226810B1 (en) 1999-09-22 2001-05-08 Patent/Marketing Concepts, L.L.C. Portable bath seat
US20030121095A1 (en) * 2001-12-28 2003-07-03 Dyan Argento Bathing chair
US6615420B1 (en) * 2002-05-13 2003-09-09 Larry Hyden Bathing chair and method of using
US20040215597A1 (en) * 1998-11-10 2004-10-28 Fitzgerald Arthur C. Automated shelf management system and process for tracking and purging file folders in a file storage facility
US20150063900A1 (en) * 2009-08-26 2015-03-05 Chris Stafford Bathtub accessory device and method
USD797266S1 (en) 2016-01-19 2017-09-12 Safeway Safety Step, Llc Bathtub closure
US10111560B2 (en) 2016-01-19 2018-10-30 Safeway Safety Step, Llc Vertical bathtub closure systems and methods

Cited By (16)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2611135A (en) * 1950-07-27 1952-09-23 Benjamin N Greene Combination shower stool and drain fitting
US3022518A (en) * 1959-06-11 1962-02-27 Noel E Hayden Swivel chair for bath tubs
US4951328A (en) * 1988-12-22 1990-08-28 Promed Inc. Swivel open bottom seat assembly for invalids
US4998305A (en) * 1989-02-24 1991-03-12 Davis John W Shower apparatus
US6145140A (en) * 1994-08-16 2000-11-14 Showerwall Industries Inc. Bathtub
US5615422A (en) * 1995-05-23 1997-04-01 Gravel; Pierre Compact bath-chair support
US5740563A (en) * 1996-09-27 1998-04-21 Gaddy; Victor J. Bath care offset swivel chair
US5860171A (en) * 1997-01-09 1999-01-19 Hicks; Billy Gene Suspended detachable swimming pool accessories
US5784728A (en) * 1997-02-18 1998-07-28 Patent/Marketing Concepts, Llc Portable bath bench/seat
US20040215597A1 (en) * 1998-11-10 2004-10-28 Fitzgerald Arthur C. Automated shelf management system and process for tracking and purging file folders in a file storage facility
US6226810B1 (en) 1999-09-22 2001-05-08 Patent/Marketing Concepts, L.L.C. Portable bath seat
US20030121095A1 (en) * 2001-12-28 2003-07-03 Dyan Argento Bathing chair
US6615420B1 (en) * 2002-05-13 2003-09-09 Larry Hyden Bathing chair and method of using
US20150063900A1 (en) * 2009-08-26 2015-03-05 Chris Stafford Bathtub accessory device and method
USD797266S1 (en) 2016-01-19 2017-09-12 Safeway Safety Step, Llc Bathtub closure
US10111560B2 (en) 2016-01-19 2018-10-30 Safeway Safety Step, Llc Vertical bathtub closure systems and methods

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