New! View global litigation for patent families

US2596055A - Detachable wheel chair walking apparatus - Google Patents

Detachable wheel chair walking apparatus Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2596055A
US2596055A US77715947A US2596055A US 2596055 A US2596055 A US 2596055A US 77715947 A US77715947 A US 77715947A US 2596055 A US2596055 A US 2596055A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
chair
wheel
frame
walking
patient
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Jean D Thomas
Original Assignee
Jean D Thomas
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H3/00Appliances for aiding patients or disabled persons to walk about
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT OR ACCOMODATION FOR PATIENTS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G5/00Chairs or personal conveyances specially adapted for patients or disabled persons, e.g. wheelchairs
    • A61G5/10Parts, details or accessories
    • A61G5/14Standing-up or sitting-down aids
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S297/00Chairs and seats
    • Y10S297/04Wheelchair

Description

y 6, 1952 J. D. THOMAS 2,596,055

DETACHABLE WHEEL CHAIR WALKING APPARATUS Filed Oct. 1, 1947 ATTORNEY.

Patented May 6, 1952' UNITED STATES PATENT DETACHABLE WHEEL CHAIR WALKING APPARATUS 2 Claims.

This invention relates generally to certain new and useful improvements in apparatus for use 'by invalids but more particularly to an apparatus for use in conjunction with or without a wheel chair to enable the user, supported by such apparatus, to walk and move about at will and thereby exercise his leg muscles to strengthen and improve their condition.

It has for one of its objects to provide an ap paratus of this character which is so designed and constructed as to be readily attached to and detached from a wheel chair, by the invalid himself, while seated in such chair, and which per mits the chair to be propelled in its usual manner.

Another object of the invention is to provide a wheel chair walker which is readily adjustable by the user to his own wheel chair and which is adjustable as to height to accommodate the walking or exercising comfort of the patient.

Other features of the invention reside in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my apparatus attached for use to a wheel chair. Figure 2 is an enlarged side elevation thereof, partly in section. Figure 3 is a front view thereof, partly in section.

Similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

By way of example, I have shown my invention in conjunction with a wheel chair of ordinary construction, l indicating the frame, II the seat, [2 the side arms, I3 the foot rest, M the hand-propelled wheels, and I5 the caster or steering wheel. Suitably secured to the opposite sides of the chair-frame below the arm rests thereof are mountings 16 by which the walking device, indicated generally by the numeral IT, is adapted to be detachably connected in correlation to the wheel chair. These mountings may be in the form of tubular or socketed members having clamping screws 2'! applied thereto for facilitating the ready attachment of the walking device to or its detachment from the wheel chair.

In its preferred construction, the walking device i'l consists of a comparatively light frame made of tubular material and including laterallyspaced side sections I 8, l8 of substantially rectangular shape having handle bars l9, l9 at their upper ends. These handle bars are telescopically fitted in the companion side sections for vertical adjustment to accommodate the height of the patient for supporting himself while walking or exercising and they are retained in adjusted position by clamping screws 20. At its lower front end each frame-section 18 has a caster 21 mounted thereon which glidingly supports the device when coupled with the wheel chair, while the lower rear end of each frame section has a socket 22 therein to receive a caster should the patient desire to use the device as a unit separate from the wheel chair.

These frame-sections 18 are adjustably joined in spaced relation at their front ends to accommodate the width of the wheel chair, while between their rear ends they are unobstructed to permit the patient to transfer himself from the chair to a walking position between such sections and back again. For this purpose these sections may be joined by telescopically-fitted members 23, 24 and clamping screws 25 or the like provided for retaining them in their properly spaced position.

The rear end of the walking device is adapted to be supported from and detachably connected to the wheel chair and for this purpose its framesections have rearwardly-extending coupling members or bars 26 for telescopic engagement with the companion mountings [6 on the wheel chair. Clamping screws 21 are provided for securely retaining the device in coupled relation to the chair. By this construction, the patient himself can readily attach and detach the walking device to his wheel chair while seated therein and without the aid of others, and it does not interfere or in any way prevent the wheel chair being propelled in its usual manner should the patient have occasion to do so.

While manifestly simple, compact and inexpensive in construction, this wheel chair walker or exerciser attachment is very practical and enables the patient himself to connect it to and disconnect it from his wheel chair and to have maximum confidence for support and complete safety and protection when he desires to exercise his leg muscles and at the same time be assured that at the end of such exercising period he can again relax in his chair by merely changing from a standing to a sitting posture. The transversely adjustable tie bars or members 23, 24 serve as front guard rails whereby the patient is confined in his exercising between such rails and the wheel chair. In practice, the patient propels his wheel chair to the walking attachment and after connecting the parts, he is in unobstructed correlation with the attachment to transfer himself unaided from the chair to a standing posture between the frame-sections l8, l8 and, after exercising, as readily transfer himself to the chair. and with the assurance of complete supporting protection at all times.

I claim as my invention:

1. The combination with a wheel chair, of a walking device therefor comprising a wheeled frame for supporting the patient in a standing posture and in open communicating relation at its rear end to the wheel chair, said frame including spaced handle-bar forming side-sections adjustably connected at their front ends and. open at their rear ends to afford the patient unobstructed passage from the chair to the frame and vice versa, and complementary interengaging means at the opposite sides of the chair and extending rearwardly from the opposite sides of the frame for detachably connecting the latter to the former.

2. The combination with a wheel chair, having arm rests, of a walking device therefor comprising a wheeled frame for supporting the patient in a standing posture and in open communicating relation to the wheel chair, said frame including a '4 laterally spaced handle-bar forming side-sections joined at their front end by adjustably connected tie members and open at their rear end to afford the patient unobstructed passage from the chair to the frame and vice versa, mountings attached to the chair adjacent the arm-rests thereof, and. coupling members projecting from the rear end of said frame and detachably engaged with said mountings.

JEAN D. THOMAS.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS

US2596055A 1947-10-01 1947-10-01 Detachable wheel chair walking apparatus Expired - Lifetime US2596055A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US2596055A US2596055A (en) 1947-10-01 1947-10-01 Detachable wheel chair walking apparatus

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US2596055A US2596055A (en) 1947-10-01 1947-10-01 Detachable wheel chair walking apparatus

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2596055A true US2596055A (en) 1952-05-06

Family

ID=25109452

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US2596055A Expired - Lifetime US2596055A (en) 1947-10-01 1947-10-01 Detachable wheel chair walking apparatus

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2596055A (en)

Cited By (47)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2690789A (en) * 1953-05-29 1954-10-05 Lucian J Zadrozny Parallel bars
US2708473A (en) * 1952-04-05 1955-05-17 Harry L Gable Invalid walker
US2734554A (en) * 1956-02-14 Walking aids
US2850075A (en) * 1956-04-27 1958-09-02 Louis F Wilson Invalid chair assembly
US3063736A (en) * 1960-06-16 1962-11-13 Earl F Landig Wheel chair attachment
US3083967A (en) * 1962-03-15 1963-04-02 Harold J Steel Sports apparatus
US3176322A (en) * 1963-12-06 1965-04-06 Mulcahy Ruth Bedside support
US3322460A (en) * 1965-06-10 1967-05-30 Leverman Gerald Benedict Chair
US3398974A (en) * 1966-06-01 1968-08-27 Edwards Walker attachment for wheel chair
US3405954A (en) * 1966-07-11 1968-10-15 Ezra F. Wolfe Wheelchair standing bar apparatus
US3719390A (en) * 1971-01-22 1973-03-06 M Haney Wheel chair
US3758894A (en) * 1971-02-11 1973-09-18 M Finley Chair-bath
US3759544A (en) * 1970-04-29 1973-09-18 Suumen Vanutehdas Finnwad Ltd Wheel chair with pivoted hand bar
US3912032A (en) * 1973-11-26 1975-10-14 Benz Vehicle Corp Wheelchair-attachable powered unit
US4226413A (en) * 1978-11-08 1980-10-07 Daugherty Wilma J Wheel mounted walker with foot pedal brake
US4288124A (en) * 1979-10-01 1981-09-08 Rex Hamilton Wheelchair-carried transfer stool
US4339063A (en) * 1980-12-30 1982-07-13 Antoine Trubiano Container basket for wheelchair
US4358125A (en) * 1979-04-03 1982-11-09 Vessa Limited Wheelchair frame construction
US4511157A (en) * 1982-07-19 1985-04-16 St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center Apparatus for facilitating intravenous feeding during transportation of patient
US4510631A (en) * 1983-11-17 1985-04-16 Marilyn Grady Commode
US4611819A (en) * 1985-07-17 1986-09-16 Glasford Charles H Luggage attachment for wheelchair
US4934725A (en) * 1989-03-06 1990-06-19 Jesse Owens Portable standing attachment for wheelchairs
US4948156A (en) * 1989-03-13 1990-08-14 Legg-On Standing lift and support for wheelchair user
US5058221A (en) * 1991-01-18 1991-10-22 Aleyamma Abraham Combination of a wheelchair and a transport device for transporting a patient
US5116067A (en) * 1990-11-01 1992-05-26 Johnson John M Convertible chair support for disabled persons
US5172715A (en) * 1992-02-24 1992-12-22 Webb Lucie O Collapsible walker
US5226439A (en) * 1991-08-30 1993-07-13 Keeffe Henry J O Support device for use with chairs
WO1994010961A1 (en) * 1992-11-14 1994-05-26 Goehlert Irmgard Device for use in dressing and undressing and in cleaning a handicapped person
US5419571A (en) * 1993-03-08 1995-05-30 Vaughan; Jack N. Wheel chair with provisions for patient walker
US5449013A (en) * 1993-10-01 1995-09-12 Dawn Landers Device for assisting a person to sit or stand
US5460394A (en) * 1994-03-28 1995-10-24 Novi; Rachel Invalid transport cart
US5697628A (en) * 1995-08-24 1997-12-16 Spear; Robert W. Wheelchair exercise and support bar apparatus and method
US5829766A (en) * 1992-11-14 1998-11-03 Irmgard Gohlert Device for dressing and undressing and for the cleaning and care of the body of a handicapped person
US6467797B1 (en) 2000-10-11 2002-10-22 Stephen J Lofy Collapsible walker attachment for a wheelchair
US6467785B2 (en) * 1998-07-20 2002-10-22 Tony Toppses Wheelchair with adjustable seat
US6601865B1 (en) 2002-05-23 2003-08-05 Sebert Harper Visually appealing versatile rollable and foldable chair
US6619681B2 (en) 2001-05-16 2003-09-16 Delano Association For The Developmentally Disabled Dynamic seating and walking wheelchair
US6626200B1 (en) * 1999-03-30 2003-09-30 Shirley M. Reedy Therapeutic walking aid
US20040104321A1 (en) * 2002-08-06 2004-06-03 Marsolais Thomas R. Adjustable connector for I.V. poles and medical devices
JP2014079364A (en) * 2012-10-16 2014-05-08 Tokai Medical Care Holdings Co Ltd Walking training aid
US8794655B1 (en) 2013-04-30 2014-08-05 Terry Gipson Shopping carts for use with wheelchairs
WO2015010060A1 (en) * 2013-07-19 2015-01-22 Medical Equipment Systems, Inc. Devices for mobility assistance and infusion management
US9173803B2 (en) 2007-01-03 2015-11-03 Firefly Medical, Inc. Integrated infusion management system
CN105105934A (en) * 2015-09-29 2015-12-02 天津科技大学 Multifunctional separating power-assisted wheelchair
US9351901B1 (en) * 2013-12-11 2016-05-31 Cassi Lee Petsch Gait training tool
US9655806B2 (en) * 2014-12-30 2017-05-23 Leslie R Naucke Multiple use ambulatory device
USD791937S1 (en) 2015-02-10 2017-07-11 Firefly Medical, Inc. Infusion management and mobility assistance device

Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1917440A (en) * 1932-02-17 1933-07-11 Finkbeiner Adolf Walking crutch
US1972557A (en) * 1932-09-19 1934-09-04 Walter C Greene Invalid chair
US2369040A (en) * 1943-04-20 1945-02-06 Walk A Chair Corp Wheeled invalid chair
US2374182A (en) * 1942-03-16 1945-04-24 Duke Sam Invalid walker
US2459066A (en) * 1945-09-07 1949-01-11 Duke Sam Vehicle for invalids

Patent Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1917440A (en) * 1932-02-17 1933-07-11 Finkbeiner Adolf Walking crutch
US1972557A (en) * 1932-09-19 1934-09-04 Walter C Greene Invalid chair
US2374182A (en) * 1942-03-16 1945-04-24 Duke Sam Invalid walker
US2369040A (en) * 1943-04-20 1945-02-06 Walk A Chair Corp Wheeled invalid chair
US2459066A (en) * 1945-09-07 1949-01-11 Duke Sam Vehicle for invalids

Cited By (48)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2734554A (en) * 1956-02-14 Walking aids
US2708473A (en) * 1952-04-05 1955-05-17 Harry L Gable Invalid walker
US2690789A (en) * 1953-05-29 1954-10-05 Lucian J Zadrozny Parallel bars
US2850075A (en) * 1956-04-27 1958-09-02 Louis F Wilson Invalid chair assembly
US3063736A (en) * 1960-06-16 1962-11-13 Earl F Landig Wheel chair attachment
US3083967A (en) * 1962-03-15 1963-04-02 Harold J Steel Sports apparatus
US3176322A (en) * 1963-12-06 1965-04-06 Mulcahy Ruth Bedside support
US3322460A (en) * 1965-06-10 1967-05-30 Leverman Gerald Benedict Chair
US3398974A (en) * 1966-06-01 1968-08-27 Edwards Walker attachment for wheel chair
US3405954A (en) * 1966-07-11 1968-10-15 Ezra F. Wolfe Wheelchair standing bar apparatus
US3759544A (en) * 1970-04-29 1973-09-18 Suumen Vanutehdas Finnwad Ltd Wheel chair with pivoted hand bar
US3719390A (en) * 1971-01-22 1973-03-06 M Haney Wheel chair
US3758894A (en) * 1971-02-11 1973-09-18 M Finley Chair-bath
US3912032A (en) * 1973-11-26 1975-10-14 Benz Vehicle Corp Wheelchair-attachable powered unit
US4226413A (en) * 1978-11-08 1980-10-07 Daugherty Wilma J Wheel mounted walker with foot pedal brake
US4358125A (en) * 1979-04-03 1982-11-09 Vessa Limited Wheelchair frame construction
US4288124A (en) * 1979-10-01 1981-09-08 Rex Hamilton Wheelchair-carried transfer stool
US4339063A (en) * 1980-12-30 1982-07-13 Antoine Trubiano Container basket for wheelchair
US4511157A (en) * 1982-07-19 1985-04-16 St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center Apparatus for facilitating intravenous feeding during transportation of patient
US4510631A (en) * 1983-11-17 1985-04-16 Marilyn Grady Commode
US4611819A (en) * 1985-07-17 1986-09-16 Glasford Charles H Luggage attachment for wheelchair
US4934725A (en) * 1989-03-06 1990-06-19 Jesse Owens Portable standing attachment for wheelchairs
US4948156A (en) * 1989-03-13 1990-08-14 Legg-On Standing lift and support for wheelchair user
US5116067A (en) * 1990-11-01 1992-05-26 Johnson John M Convertible chair support for disabled persons
US5058221A (en) * 1991-01-18 1991-10-22 Aleyamma Abraham Combination of a wheelchair and a transport device for transporting a patient
US5226439A (en) * 1991-08-30 1993-07-13 Keeffe Henry J O Support device for use with chairs
US5172715A (en) * 1992-02-24 1992-12-22 Webb Lucie O Collapsible walker
WO1994010961A1 (en) * 1992-11-14 1994-05-26 Goehlert Irmgard Device for use in dressing and undressing and in cleaning a handicapped person
US5829766A (en) * 1992-11-14 1998-11-03 Irmgard Gohlert Device for dressing and undressing and for the cleaning and care of the body of a handicapped person
US5419571A (en) * 1993-03-08 1995-05-30 Vaughan; Jack N. Wheel chair with provisions for patient walker
US5449013A (en) * 1993-10-01 1995-09-12 Dawn Landers Device for assisting a person to sit or stand
US5460394A (en) * 1994-03-28 1995-10-24 Novi; Rachel Invalid transport cart
US5697628A (en) * 1995-08-24 1997-12-16 Spear; Robert W. Wheelchair exercise and support bar apparatus and method
US6467785B2 (en) * 1998-07-20 2002-10-22 Tony Toppses Wheelchair with adjustable seat
US6626200B1 (en) * 1999-03-30 2003-09-30 Shirley M. Reedy Therapeutic walking aid
US6467797B1 (en) 2000-10-11 2002-10-22 Stephen J Lofy Collapsible walker attachment for a wheelchair
US6619681B2 (en) 2001-05-16 2003-09-16 Delano Association For The Developmentally Disabled Dynamic seating and walking wheelchair
US6601865B1 (en) 2002-05-23 2003-08-05 Sebert Harper Visually appealing versatile rollable and foldable chair
US20040104321A1 (en) * 2002-08-06 2004-06-03 Marsolais Thomas R. Adjustable connector for I.V. poles and medical devices
US9173803B2 (en) 2007-01-03 2015-11-03 Firefly Medical, Inc. Integrated infusion management system
JP2014079364A (en) * 2012-10-16 2014-05-08 Tokai Medical Care Holdings Co Ltd Walking training aid
US8794655B1 (en) 2013-04-30 2014-08-05 Terry Gipson Shopping carts for use with wheelchairs
CN105593059A (en) * 2013-07-19 2016-05-18 萤火虫医疗公司 Devices for mobility assistance and infusion management
WO2015010060A1 (en) * 2013-07-19 2015-01-22 Medical Equipment Systems, Inc. Devices for mobility assistance and infusion management
US9351901B1 (en) * 2013-12-11 2016-05-31 Cassi Lee Petsch Gait training tool
US9655806B2 (en) * 2014-12-30 2017-05-23 Leslie R Naucke Multiple use ambulatory device
USD791937S1 (en) 2015-02-10 2017-07-11 Firefly Medical, Inc. Infusion management and mobility assistance device
CN105105934A (en) * 2015-09-29 2015-12-02 天津科技大学 Multifunctional separating power-assisted wheelchair

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3398974A (en) Walker attachment for wheel chair
US3421529A (en) Paraplegic aid
US5356172A (en) Sliding seat assembly for a propelled wheel chair
US5800317A (en) Four wheel side support kneeling walker
US4985947A (en) Patient assist device
US4411283A (en) Invalid walker
US7040637B2 (en) Inwardly folding rollator with an upwardly pivotable seat
US5333333A (en) Transportation, sanitation and therapy system for handicapped people
US4572501A (en) Exercise device for attachment to a wheelchair
US4744578A (en) User inclinable prone stander type wheelchair
US6371142B1 (en) Seated walker
US4941496A (en) Walker with pivoting wheel
US3382000A (en) Vertically adjustable armrests for wheelchairs
US4067249A (en) Raising chair
US5340139A (en) Ambulatory wheelstand with torso and leg support
US4120530A (en) Invalid chairs
US4111445A (en) Device for supporting a paraplegic in an upright position
US5884935A (en) Modular standing support
US3216738A (en) Chairs for non-ambulatory persons
US4314576A (en) Universal self help aid apparatus for invalids
US5224717A (en) Walking aid device
US4700730A (en) Walker for a small child
US5083806A (en) Adult walker for seated and standing use
US5401045A (en) Wheelchair with a barrier-free footrest
US6161860A (en) Collapsible and convertible walker for disabled persons