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Publication numberUS2248369 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 8, 1941
Filing dateFeb 14, 1940
Priority dateFeb 14, 1940
Publication numberUS 2248369 A, US 2248369A, US-A-2248369, US2248369 A, US2248369A
InventorsJohn Ludersen
Original AssigneeJohn Ludersen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Leg rest
US 2248369 A
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J. LUDERSEN July 1941;

LEG REST Filed Feb. 14, 1940 INVENTOR. John A. Ludersen- Patented July 8, 1941 UNITED OFFHCE.

1 Claim.

This invention relates to improvements in leg rests.

Objects of the invention are to provide a le rest that will have a reciprocating movement as well as an oscillating movement to give the patient who has the injured leg or foot, whichever it may be, a chance to sit up straight as well as crouch down in the chair, without any rubbing or friction on the leg from the leg-rest.

Another object is to provide a leg-rest that may be adjusted to various heights by a telescopic means of two uprights.

Another object of the invention is to provide the base with rubber suction means to prevent the device from slipping in operation.

In the accompanying drawing has been illustrated a simple and referred form of the invention; it being, however, understood that no limitation is necessarily made to the precise structural details therein exhibited, but that changes,

alterations and modifications within the scope of the claim may be resorted to when desired.

In the drawing- Figure 1 is a front view of my invention, disclosing a base, two uprights telescopically connected to a leg-rest.

Figure 2 is a back view of Figure 1, to disclose the oscillating cross-bar which gives the legrest a reciprocating movement.

Figure 3 is a perspective view showing same standards C at their lower end, and at their top end they carry a cross-bar D and are provided with slots E to receive pins F. The latter are to allow shaft D to oscillate, to give the footrest G a reciprocating movement. This movement is to eliminate any movement of the leg relative to the rest when the patient is moving from a reclining position to a sitting position. It will be understood that any suitable pad or cushion may be employed on the rest H.

Letter I indicates rubber suction cushions Which are inserted in the bottom of the tubular members B to prevent the slipping of the device in operation. v

Letter J indicates thumb screws to allow the telescopic action of members B and C to adjust the height of the device in operation.

Letter K indicates pins to allow the foot-rest G to oscillate. And dotted lines L will indicate the reciprocating movement; while letter M will indicate the tilting movement.

In the operation, the operator may put the heel of his foot on the lower end of the device at G, and the calf of his leg will rest at the end indicated at letter M, and with a slight shove the calf of his leg the operator may push the device into position indicated by letter L,

and vice versa. As the device is shown in Figure 3 it may be tilted to suit the degree of angle of the user.

It will be understood that my invention is not limited to any particular place for operation, but may be adapted, sold and used in any place it is useful.

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

In a leg rest, a base provided with standards, a cross bar rotatably mounted in the ends of said standards, said bar having upturned ends pivotally carrying said leg rest, whereby said rest may be tilted and reciprocated.


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U.S. Classification248/371, 297/423.45, 248/413, 297/423.46
International ClassificationA47C16/02, A47C16/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C16/025
European ClassificationA47C16/02B