US3708182A - Combination wheel chair and walker - Google Patents

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US3708182A
US3708182A US00075528A US3708182DA US3708182A US 3708182 A US3708182 A US 3708182A US 00075528 A US00075528 A US 00075528A US 3708182D A US3708182D A US 3708182DA US 3708182 A US3708182 A US 3708182A
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    • 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
    • A61H3/04Wheeled walking aids for disabled persons
    • 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
    • A61H3/04Wheeled walking aids for disabled persons
    • A61H2003/046Wheeled walking aids for disabled persons with braking means
    • 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
    • A61H2201/00Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
    • A61H2201/16Physical interface with patient
    • A61H2201/1602Physical interface with patient kind of interface, e.g. head rest, knee support or lumbar support
    • A61H2201/1628Pelvis
    • A61H2201/1633Seat
    • 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
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A walker and wheel chair combination is disclosed herein. The walker is made up of a single wheel supported by a U-shaped frame which is attached to the front legs of a wheel chair. The walker has adjustable arm rests. Thus a person sitting in the wheel chair can rise to his feet, support himself on the walker and walk. When he tires of walking, he can sit down in the wheel chair.

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Jan. 2, 1973 6/1951 Thomas................................280/289 [54] COMBINATION WHEEL CHAIR AND 4/1943 Nelson........
WALKER Holcombe... Deissner..........................
Henry Markiel, 3 ldlewood Drive W.E., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701 Sept. 25, 1970 [76] lnventor:
Primary Examiner-Benjamin Hersh [22] Filed:
Assistant Examiner-John P. Silverstrim Attorney-Charles L. Lovercheck [21] Appl. No.: 75,528
.280/289, 272/703, 297/5, ABSTRACT A walker and wheel chair combination is disclosed herein. The walker is made up of a single wheel sup- -shaped frame which is attached to the front legs of a wheel chair. The walker has adjustable arm rests. Thus a person sitting in the wheel chair can rise to his feet, support himself on the walker and walk. When he tires of walking, he can sit down in the U a m w a m a W n e h H w w 04 3 3 7 m m W 3 m .7 S mm T m; N mw m n d mfi u A n .l P C S s E n m" W T m m A mm r. T m l a m mm R E m "a n ms N o l l 0 U M .m U mF 1] 2 00 6 5 55 5 l [l .l
280/289 ....280/289 X 1 Claim, 1 Drawing Figure 3,398,974 8/1968 Edwardsetal..... 2,855,979 10/1958 Hubbard............
PATENTEWAH 2 I973 MARKIEL' HENRY WiJMLL 1 COMBINATION WIIEEL CHAIR AND WALKER OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION It is an object of the invention to provide an improved walker.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved walker and wheel chair.
Yet another object of the invention is to provide a walker having a single wheel with U-shaped arms extending rearwardly and downwardly from the wheel for attachment to the wheel chair.
Another object is to provide a chair that is simple in construction and adaptable to be attached to most makes of wheel chairs.
Another object is to provide a single pilot wheel walker having free mobility in congested areas.
DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING The drawing shows an isometric view of a wheel chair and walker combination according to the invention.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING The drawing shows a combination wheel chair and walker. The wheel chair may be a conventional type of wheel chair having a tubular frame with tubular front legs 11 and 12. The frame has a conventional seat 29 and backrest 30. lt has rear wheels 14 supported on the axle 13. A brake 17 is provided for parking the wheel chair. The front wheels 15 and 16 are fixed to the legs 11 and 12. The walker has the front vertical leg 23 with the front wheel 24 fixed to its bottom end. The leg 23 is fixed at its upper end to an intermediate part of a tubular yoke member having spaced legs 18 and 19 extending upwardly then forwardly and converging into an apex of the yoke member which is attached to the upper end of the front leg 23". Braces 21 and 22 are fixed to the leg 23 at an intermediate part and extend upwardly and rearwardly and are attached to the arms of the U-shaped member as shown. The armrests 27 'and 28 are supported on pedestals 30 and 31. The
pedestals 30 and 31 are received in bosses 32 and 33 and may be vertically adjustable therein. The armrests are suitably padded for the comfort of the user, as shown.
A user may sit on the seat 29 and lean back against the backrest 30. When he wishes to walk, he may rise to his feet and stand up between the legs 18 and 19 of the walker. The user may adjust the armrests 27 and 28 to accommodate his height so that the armrests are received under his arms. He may then walk. The walker and wheel chair are stabilized by the wheel 24.
The foregoing specification sets forth the invention in its preferred practical forms but the structure shown is capable of modification within a range of equivalents without departing from the invention which is to be understood is broadly novel as is commensurate with the appended claims.
lclaim:
l. A walker adapted to be attached to the front of a wheel chair frame,
said walker comprising a single tubular yoke member,
said yoke member having spaced legs extending upwardly then forwardly and converging into an apex of said oke member a vertical y extending front leg having a wheel at its lower end, means at the upper end of said front leg fixed to said apex of said yokemember,
and means for attaching said spaced legs to said wheel chair frame.

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1. A walker adapted to be attached to the front of a wheel chair frame, SAID WALKER COMPRISING A SINGLE TUBULAR YOKE MEMBER, SAID YOKE MEMBER HAVING SPACED LEGS EXTENDING UPWARDLY THEN FORWARDLY AND CONVERGING INTO AN APEX OF SAID YOKE MEMBER, A VERTICALLY EXTENDING FRONT LEG HAVING A WHEEL AT ITS LOWER END, MEANS AT THE UPPER END OF SAID FRONT LEG FIXED TO SAID APEX OF SAID YOKE MEMBER, AND MEANS FOR ATTACHING SAID SPACED LEGS TO SAID WHEEL CHAIR FRAME.
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US3999778A (en) * 1974-11-01 1976-12-28 Henry Markiel Adjustable walker attachment for wheel chairs
US4226413A (en) * 1978-11-08 1980-10-07 Daugherty Wilma J Wheel mounted walker with foot pedal brake
US4312505A (en) * 1980-04-01 1982-01-26 Engelhart Raymond E Invalid's wheeled walker
US4384732A (en) * 1981-04-01 1983-05-24 Wierwille Walter W Walking aid
US4650201A (en) * 1984-10-22 1987-03-17 Peterson, Wicks, Nemer & Kamrath, P.A. Lightweight wheelchair
GB2190004A (en) * 1986-05-02 1987-11-11 James Ind Ltd Apparatus for helping the disabled to stand from a sitting position
US4759562A (en) * 1986-05-09 1988-07-26 Vinyard Lillian L Walker conversions for wheel chairs
US5005599A (en) * 1990-05-14 1991-04-09 Cunningham Thomas W Rising brace for invalid walker, and method
WO1994010961A1 (en) * 1992-11-14 1994-05-26 Goehlert Irmgard Device for use in dressing and undressing and in cleaning a handicapped person
US5346280A (en) * 1992-03-31 1994-09-13 Deumite Norman A Chair with automatic standing aid
US5445174A (en) * 1994-02-25 1995-08-29 Cunningham; Thomas W. Rising brace and method for an invalid walker
US5697628A (en) * 1995-08-24 1997-12-16 Spear; Robert W. Wheelchair exercise and support bar apparatus and method
US5778996A (en) * 1995-11-01 1998-07-14 Prior; Ronald E. Combination power wheelchair and walker
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
US6564802B1 (en) 2001-12-14 2003-05-20 Robert W. Kraeft, Sr. Support for a disabled golfer
US6679782B2 (en) 1999-09-03 2004-01-20 Callaway Golf Company Putter head
US20050156404A1 (en) * 2003-02-07 2005-07-21 Givi Lauren Combined wheelchair, walker, and sitting chair
US20080078431A1 (en) * 2006-09-29 2008-04-03 Joseph Battiston Universal mount for a walker
US7481445B1 (en) * 2006-03-28 2009-01-27 Carmel Highland Inventions, Llc Combination walker and wheelchair with improved ergonomic design
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
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US2847057A (en) * 1954-05-03 1958-08-12 Walk A Gain Walking Aids Inc Walking aid
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US3999778A (en) * 1974-11-01 1976-12-28 Henry Markiel Adjustable walker attachment for wheel chairs
US4226413A (en) * 1978-11-08 1980-10-07 Daugherty Wilma J Wheel mounted walker with foot pedal brake
US4312505A (en) * 1980-04-01 1982-01-26 Engelhart Raymond E Invalid's wheeled walker
US4384732A (en) * 1981-04-01 1983-05-24 Wierwille Walter W Walking aid
US4650201A (en) * 1984-10-22 1987-03-17 Peterson, Wicks, Nemer & Kamrath, P.A. Lightweight wheelchair
GB2190004A (en) * 1986-05-02 1987-11-11 James Ind Ltd Apparatus for helping the disabled to stand from a sitting position
US4759562A (en) * 1986-05-09 1988-07-26 Vinyard Lillian L Walker conversions for wheel chairs
US5005599A (en) * 1990-05-14 1991-04-09 Cunningham Thomas W Rising brace for invalid walker, and method
US5346280A (en) * 1992-03-31 1994-09-13 Deumite Norman A Chair with automatic standing aid
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
US5445174A (en) * 1994-02-25 1995-08-29 Cunningham; Thomas W. Rising brace and method for an invalid walker
US5697628A (en) * 1995-08-24 1997-12-16 Spear; Robert W. Wheelchair exercise and support bar apparatus and method
US5778996A (en) * 1995-11-01 1998-07-14 Prior; Ronald E. Combination power wheelchair and walker
US6679782B2 (en) 1999-09-03 2004-01-20 Callaway Golf Company Putter head
US6467797B1 (en) 2000-10-11 2002-10-22 Stephen J Lofy Collapsible walker attachment for a wheelchair
US6564802B1 (en) 2001-12-14 2003-05-20 Robert W. Kraeft, Sr. Support for a disabled golfer
US7673888B2 (en) * 2003-02-07 2010-03-09 Givi Lauren Combined wheelchair, walker, and sitting chair
US20050156404A1 (en) * 2003-02-07 2005-07-21 Givi Lauren Combined wheelchair, walker, and sitting chair
US6921101B1 (en) 2003-02-07 2005-07-26 Givi Lauren Combined wheelchair, walker, and sitting chair
US7481445B1 (en) * 2006-03-28 2009-01-27 Carmel Highland Inventions, Llc Combination walker and wheelchair with improved ergonomic design
US20080078431A1 (en) * 2006-09-29 2008-04-03 Joseph Battiston Universal mount for a walker
US7726327B2 (en) * 2006-09-29 2010-06-01 Tubular Fabricators Industry, Inc. Universal mount for a walker
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
US10399588B1 (en) 2018-08-31 2019-09-03 Albert Gallatin Grantham, IV Retractable wheelchair handlebars

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