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US3022518A
US3022518A US819612A US81961259A US3022518A US 3022518 A US3022518 A US 3022518A US 819612 A US819612 A US 819612A US 81961259 A US81961259 A US 81961259A US 3022518 A US3022518 A US 3022518A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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Feb. 27, 1962 N. E. HAYDEN SWIVEL CHAIR FOR BATH TUBS Filed June 11, 1959' FIG. 2.

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INVE NTOR NOEL E. Hmozu BY ATTO RNEY iinited States Patent Q 3,022,518 SWIVEL CHAIR FOR BATH TUBS Noel E. Hayden, 100 Loyola Ave., Atherton, Calif. Filed June 11, 1959, Ser. No. 819,612 6 Claims. (Cl. 4-185) This invention relates to bathroom equipment and deals particularly with a swivel chair for bathing in bath tubs.

The primary object of the invention to be hereinafter described and claimed is the provision of means whereby a person may sit on a chair at the edge of a tub and swing himself over the edge of the tub and into the tub while still seated.

To provide the safety required in equipment of this sort, my invention embodies a suction cup adapted to be placed in the bottom of the tub with an extensible standard extending upwardly upon which a chair is mounted. The upright standard is held in position by a pair of radial arms which extend to and connect with one side of the tub.

In my invention, two pivots are provided in the chair mounting which yields a movement peculiarly adapted to the purpose described as will be later explained.

Accordingly, it becomes an over-all object of this invention to provide a chair characterized by a double pivotal arrangement whereby the chair may be turned completely around in a bath tub with a person seated in the chair.

Other objects and advantages, such as being detachable, strong, durable and of good workmanlike appearance will become apparent as the description proceeds in conjunction with the drawing in which:

FIG. 1 shows how my chair will appear when mounted in an ordinary bath tub;

FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. 1 showing how the chair may be swung completely around the center post;

FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of FIG. 1; and

PEG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view, partly in section, of the chair and its mounting.

Briefly stated, the invention amounts to mounting an upright standard in the bottom of a bath tub and anchoring the standard to only one side of the tub thereby leaving the other side free for turning the chair around in the tub.

Referring to the drawing, it will be seen that I have illustrated my invention in connection with a standard bath tub B. FIG. 3 best shows the parts of the invention. Here is illustrated how -I mount the standard in the center of the tub. As shown, an upright standard, preferably a short section of non-rust pipe 11 is mounted in a suction cup 12. The upper end of the pipe is held in position by a pair of arms 13 and 14 which circle the pipe and are attached to the pipe in any suitable manner such as by welding as indicated at 15. The arms may be of any suitable material, preferably non-corrosive, and extend to the side of the tub where they are provided with rubber coated hooks 16 adapted to slide over the edge of the tub and be held in place by set screws 17. The arms are spaced a suitable distance apart as shown to provide a safe support for the standard 11 when the chair is swung on its pivot.

To provide vertical adjustment of the standard for the chair height, I use a sliding section of a rod or pipe 18 in the pipe 11 and hold it in fixed positions by a set screw 19. On the upper end of the section 18, I rotatably mount a flanged collar 20, which can be fixed in position by a set screw 21. On the flange of the collar 20 I mount a plate 22 which is equipped with a slot 23.

A chair 24 is slidably and rotatably mounted on the 3,022,518 Patented Feb. 2?, 12

plate 22 by means of a stud bolt 25 extending through the slot 23. The bolt in turn is attached to the bottom of the chair in any suitable manner, such as by a flange 26. The bolt is adjustably slidable in the slot by a hand nut 27. With this arrangement, the chair may be moved along the plate or rotated on its pivot, or locked in position as desired.

In using my device, the chair is brought to the solid line position shown in FIG. 1. The person then sits on the chair in the ordinary manner. With the set screw 21 loose, the arm 22 may be swung on its pivot to the dotted line position shown in FIG. 1. Let us say this is the position in which water from the shower hits the person in the back. To face the water, the person may slide the chair back through the slot 23 toward the standard support in the middle of the tub and then rotate the arm 22 further around the standard support to the position shown in FIG. 2. In this position, it is seen the chair will pass through the open side of the tub and by continuing the swing of the chair the person will be carried around the standard into the dotted line position of FIG. 2.

After the bath is completed, the personmay swing the chair in either direction to leave the tub without having moved from the chair.

To detach the apparatus from the tub, it is merely a matter of loosening the set screws 17 and lifting the whole device intact from the tub.

A chair of the character described will find usefulness in hospitals, and in homes and places where elderly people reside.

I claim:

1. For use in a bath tub, a swivel chair comprising an upright standard adapted to be seated in the bottom of a bath tub, a pair of radial arms rigidly attached to said standard, means for attaching the ends of said arms to a side of a bath tub to support said standard in a substantially upright position in the central part of a bath tub, an arm rotatably mounted on said standard above said radial arms, and a chair seat pivotally mounted at the end of said arm.

2. Claim 1 wherein the means for attaching the ends f said radial arms consists of a U-shaped member-at the end of each arm adapted to slidably fit over the upper edge of the side of a bath tub.

3. Claim 2 and a set screw in said U-shaped member arranged to fix said U-shaped member on the side of a bath tub.

4. Claim 1 and means for adjusting the height of said upright standard.

5. Claim 1 and means for slidably mounting the pivot point of said chair seat on said arm.

6. For use in a bath tub, an upright member, a suction cup on one end of said member for seating the same in the central part of the bottom of a bath tub, a pair of radial arms rigidly secured to said upright member intermediate its ends, means for securing the ends of said arms to one side of a bath tub at spaced points thereon, an arm rotatably mounted at the upper end of said upright member, and a chair seat pivotally and slidably mounted on said arm adapted to swing over the side of a bath tub engaged by said radial arms.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 546,180 Newman et al Sept. 10, 1895 2,052,628 Higgins Sept. 1, 1936 2,237,076 Ken'uey et al Apr. 1, 1941 2,818,585 Campbell Jan. 7, 1958 2,890,740 Larson June 16, 1959

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US3203008A (en) * 1963-02-07 1965-08-31 Charles E Murcott Swingable seat structure for bathtubs
US3217668A (en) * 1964-09-22 1965-11-16 Edward T Hopper Shower stool
US3422466A (en) * 1967-01-09 1969-01-21 Joseph A Banoczi Bathtub stool with safety hand rail
US4100628A (en) * 1976-02-19 1978-07-18 Franzl Gertrude K Adjustable safety seating device for bathtubs
US4472844A (en) * 1982-09-13 1984-09-25 Mace Ronald L Tub shower seat
US4941218A (en) * 1989-02-03 1990-07-17 Mccartney Clyde B Seat structure for easy access to bathtubs
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
US5010606A (en) * 1990-02-27 1991-04-30 Safety 1St, Inc. Bath seat
US5097542A (en) * 1990-05-16 1992-03-24 Roesler Gary M Bathing chair
US5150482A (en) * 1991-07-25 1992-09-29 Leo Shapiro Bath chair swivel foot
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US5226183A (en) * 1990-11-15 1993-07-13 Clark Gordon J Bath lift system with stabilizer
US5465437A (en) * 1994-08-12 1995-11-14 Herman; William David Bathing appliance for handicapped persons
US5615422A (en) * 1995-05-23 1997-04-01 Gravel; Pierre Compact bath-chair support
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US6397409B1 (en) 2000-04-14 2002-06-04 Freedom Bath, Inc. Bath lifting system
US6507959B1 (en) * 2000-06-19 2003-01-21 Cosco Management, Inc. Bath station
US20030121095A1 (en) * 2001-12-28 2003-07-03 Dyan Argento Bathing chair
US6643861B2 (en) 2000-04-14 2003-11-11 Freedom Bath, Inc. Bath lifting system
US20040078889A1 (en) * 2001-07-03 2004-04-29 Brian Sundberg Baby bath seat with hanger
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US3203008A (en) * 1963-02-07 1965-08-31 Charles E Murcott Swingable seat structure for bathtubs
US3217668A (en) * 1964-09-22 1965-11-16 Edward T Hopper Shower stool
US3422466A (en) * 1967-01-09 1969-01-21 Joseph A Banoczi Bathtub stool with safety hand rail
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US4472844A (en) * 1982-09-13 1984-09-25 Mace Ronald L Tub shower seat
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US5226183A (en) * 1990-11-15 1993-07-13 Clark Gordon J Bath lift system with stabilizer
US5150482A (en) * 1991-07-25 1992-09-29 Leo Shapiro Bath chair swivel foot
US5465437A (en) * 1994-08-12 1995-11-14 Herman; William David Bathing appliance for handicapped persons
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US5687433A (en) * 1996-06-27 1997-11-18 Brk Brands, Inc. Child bath seat
US5669081A (en) * 1996-06-28 1997-09-23 Brk Brands, Inc. Self-locking toilet seat cover
US5740563A (en) * 1996-09-27 1998-04-21 Gaddy; Victor J. Bath care offset swivel chair
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US7243380B2 (en) 2002-10-22 2007-07-17 The First Years Inc. Securing bath seats
US7610633B2 (en) 2002-10-22 2009-11-03 The First Years Inc. Securing bath seats
US20050060799A1 (en) * 2002-10-22 2005-03-24 Kevin Zanardelli Securing bath seats
US20110056013A1 (en) * 2009-09-10 2011-03-10 Seymour Michael Wm Bather movement apparatus
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