Title:
Portable foldable leg rest
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A portable foldable leg rest including a cushion being formed with a free end portion of which is rested on the seating surface of a chair, of which the cushion is disposed thereon a structure being connected by bolts and nuts to one first end of a base being assembled with each leg member, and of which the leg members are capable of adjustment at various heights with respect to the front portion of the chair, of which a support is mounted to the structure to be engaged therein notches being formed thereon each side of the base, and of which the support is capable of adjustment at various heights and inclinations with respect to the base, of which thereof the other end of the base is formed a support plate for holding different articles, and of which a removable cushion is mounted over the cushion for supporting a foot during the treatment.



Inventors:
Pratte, Georgette (Trois-Rivieres, CA)
Grenier, Francois (Trois-Rivieres, CA)
Application Number:
10/755179
Publication Date:
07/14/2005
Filing Date:
01/12/2004
Assignee:
PRATTE GEORGETTE
GRENIER FRANCOIS
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47C7/52; A47C16/00; (IPC1-7): A47C16/00
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Primary Examiner:
GARRETT, ERIKA P
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Georgette Pratte (Trois-Rivieres, QC, CA)
Claims:
1. (canceled)

2. A portable foldable leg rest including a cushion being formed with a free end portion of which is rested on the seating surface of a chair, of which the cushion is disposed thereon a structure being connected by bolts and nuts to one first end of a base being assembled with each leg member, and of which the leg members are capable of adjustment at various heights with respect to the front portion of the chair, of which a support is mounted to the structure to be engaged therein notches being formed thereon each side of the base, and of which the support is capable of adjustment at various heights and inclinations with respect to the base, of which thereof the other end of the base is formed a support plate for holding different articles, and of which a removable cushion is mounted over the cushion for supporting a foot during the treatment.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

More particularly, this invention relates to a portable foldable leg rest for use when a person is sitting in a chair for the treatment of the feet.

2. Description of the Related Art

A search of prior art records has unveiled the following patents:

    • 1. U.S. Pat. No. 2,825,074 issued in 1958 to Hardin;
    • 2. U.S. Pat. No. 1,118,973 issued in 1914 to Troesch;
    • 3. U.S. Pat. No. 1,935,685 issued in 1933 to White;
    • 4. U.S. Pat. No. 5,154,484 issued in 1992 to Aronson;
    • 5. U.S. Pat. No. 2,614,613 issued in 1952 to Bushong;
    • 6. U.S. Pat. No. 830,776 issued in 1906 to Flagg;
    • 7. U.S. Pat. No. 3,066,322 issued in 1962 to Derby;
    • 8. U.S. Pat. No. 2,581,110 issued in 1952 to Kenworthy; and
    • 9. U.S. 5,449,221 issued in 1995 to Stander.

Referring to the patents above-mentioned, a certain number of devices or apparatus are conceived for be installed in bed or on a seating surface so as to elevate or incline the user's feet for therapeutic or comfort reasons. It is a principal object of this invention therefore to provide a portable foldable device with a rest for keeping a person's leg in a raised position when sitting in a chair for the treatment of the feet.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A portable foldable leg rest including a cushion being formed with a free end portion of which is rested on the seating surface of a chair, of which the cushion is disposed thereon a structure being connected by bolts and nuts to one first end of a base being assembled with each leg member, and of which the leg members are capable of adjustment at various heights with respect to the front portion of the chair, of which a support is mounted to the structure to be engaged therein notches being formed thereon each side of the base, and of which the support is capable of adjustment at various heights and inclinations with respect to the base, of which thereof the other end of the base is formed a support plate for holding different articles, and of which a removable cushion is mounted over the cushion for supporting a foot during the treatment.

ADVANTAGES OF THE INVENTION

    • Light;
    • Portable;
    • Decrease the risks of pain to the backrest and shoulders for the therapist;
    • Decrease the waste of time due to the good positioning of the patient; and
    • The portable device can be used in chiropodist, podology, reflexology and aestheticism.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention will be described more in detail herein below relating to the enclosed drawings in which some embodiments are shown:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a portable foldable leg rest installed on the seating surface of a chair as indicated by the dotted lines;

FIG. 2a is a perspective view of the portable foldable leg rest;

FIG. 2b is a perspective view of the portable leg rest in its folded position; and

FIG. 3 is an exploded view showing the components in position for assembly.

NUMERICAL REFERENCES OF THE ILLUSTRATED ELEMENTS

A: Portable foldable leg rest

    • 1: Cap member
    • 2: Tube member having holes
    • 3: Leg member
    • 4: Arms
    • 5: Tube member having holes
    • 6: Leg member
    • 7: Tee joint
    • 8: Arms
    • 9: Base
    • 10: Support
    • 11; Structure
    • 12: Cushion with a free end portion
    • 13: Removable cushion
    • 14: Clip member
    • 15: Support plate
    • 16: End portion of cushion
    • 17: Tube member

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to the drawings, and more particularly to FIGS. 1 to 3, there is shown a portable foldable leg rest (A) including a cushion (12) having one end portion (16) to be engaged firmly thereon a structure (11) which is connected by bolts and nuts to one first end of a base (9), and which having at the other end a free end portion (12) of which is rested on the seating surface of a chair as indicated in dotted lines.

Once again, the base (9) is connected by means of tee joint (7) at a first pair of leg members (6) being joined by two tube members (17) and which having a lower portion (5) being connected thereby a clip member (14) and provided with a cap member (1), and of which thereof the second end is connected by bolts and nuts a second pair of leg members (3) being joined by a tube member (17) and which having a lower portion (2) being connected thereby a clip member (14) and provided with a cap member (1). Again, the leg members are capable of adjustment at various heights with respect to the front portion of the chair as indicated in dotted lines. Each pair of arms (4)(8) est fixed by bolts and nuts to leg members (3)(6) and to the base (9) to be collapsed and carried when it is not use. A support (10) is mounted to the the structure (11) to be engaged therein notches being formed thereon each side of the base (9), of which the support (10) is capable of adjustment at various heights and inclinations with respect to the base (9), and of which thereof the other end of the base (9) is formed a support plate (15) for holding different articles. A removable cushion (13) is mounted over the cushion (12) for supporting a foot (not shown) during the treatment.

Accordingly, while the preferred embodiments of the invention have been described above, it will be recognized and understood that various modifications may be made in the invention and the appended claims are intended to cover all such modifications which may fall within the spirit and scope of the invention.