Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2709435 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 31, 1955
Filing dateSep 17, 1953
Priority dateSep 17, 1953
Publication numberUS 2709435 A, US 2709435A, US-A-2709435, US2709435 A, US2709435A
InventorsAdam Kress
Original AssigneeGeorge J Handley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Leg rest
US 2709435 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

A. KRESS LEG REST May 31, 1955 Filed Sept. 17, 1955 Adam lfress INVENTOR.

2,709,435 Patented May 31, 1955 LEG REST Adam Kress, Brookhaven, N. Y., assignor of fifty per cent: to George J. Handley, Patchogue, N. Y.

Application September 17, 1953, Serial No. 380,670

2 Claims. (Cl. 128260) This invention relates generally to medical accessories and pertains more particularly to an improved form of mechanism for use in the medicating of bandaged limbs.

A primary object of this invention is to provide an improved form of leg or arm rest utilized to support an injured limb for the continuous application of medication thereon.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure l is a perspective view of the invention in use;

Figure 2 is a longitudinal section taken through the leg rest assembly.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, reference numeral indicates the invention generally which takes the form of a generally rectangular receptacle having a bottom 12, end walls 1 3, and side walls 16. Each of the end walls 14 is provided at the corners of the receptacle with projections 18 which extend vertically above the adjacent upper edges 20 of the side walls 16 with the central or intermediate portions of the upper edges of these end walls being depressed to form notches or grooves in the manner shown. Formed throughout the extent of the end walls and provided along the upper edges thereof are the inwardly directed flange portions 22 which are widened or elongated at their intermediate points as indicated by the reference character 24 to provide supporting shelves for supporting a users leg, as

It is under those circumstances in which it is desirable to continuously bath or medicate a limb that the present invention is most readily adaptable inasmuch as the device is intended to act as a receptacle or housing to retain or rather catch liquid medication and the like while the same is being applied to a patients limb. Above the patients limb, a suitable source of liquid medicament or the like is placed and the medicament is allowed to slowly drip upon either the patients bare or bandaged limb while the same is being supported by the leg rest assembly in the manner shown. As soon as the liquid is caught in the receptacle, it flows outwardly therefrom through the conduit member 24 to any suitable resting place such as the catch basin as shown.

From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A device for medicating bandaged limbs comprising a receptacle having a bottom, spaced side walls and spaced end walls, said end walls having their upper edges provided with cut away portions defining notches, the edges of said end walls also having inwardly directed flanges providing surfaces for supporting a bandaged limb, and a drainage conduit provided in one of the walls of said housing.

2. A device for medicatlng bandaged limbs comprising a receptacle having a bottom, spaced side walls and spaced end walls, said end walls having their upper edges provided with cut away portions defining notches, the edges of said end walls also having inwardly directed flanges and having elongated shelf portions adjacent their intermediate portions for supporting a bandaged limb, and a drainage conduit provided in one of the walls of said housing.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,290,036 Anderson Jan. 7, 1919 1,374,685 Steinkamp Apr. 12, 1921 1,775,442 Sarason Sept. 9, 1930

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1290036 *Mar 4, 1918Jan 7, 1919Burdick Cabinet CoTherapeutic apparatus.
US1374685 *Jul 10, 1919Apr 12, 1921Steinkamp George FBath-chair
US1775442 *Nov 3, 1928Sep 9, 1930Sarason DavidApparatus for the hot treatment of parts of the body
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3363620 *Oct 12, 1965Jan 16, 1968Army UsaCaloric irrigation receptacle for testing the vestibular system in the inner ear
US4493712 *Sep 28, 1982Jan 15, 1985Kampff Ronald JFoot soaker and rester
US5042508 *Aug 23, 1990Aug 27, 1991Richard Patricia AFractured limb stabilizing device
US5289828 *Jul 13, 1992Mar 1, 1994Toth Julie OAbduction pillow for orthopedic support
US5381562 *Jan 15, 1993Jan 17, 1995Vollrath Group, Inc.Contoured basin
US5476105 *Feb 24, 1994Dec 19, 1995Toth; Julie O.Abduction pillow for orthopedic support
US5477866 *Feb 19, 1993Dec 26, 1995Davenport; DouglasLeg support pillow
US5745939 *Nov 12, 1996May 5, 1998Gaymar Industries, Inc.Leg rest
US5790998 *May 15, 1997Aug 11, 1998Crescimbeni; Jayne A.Leg positioning device
US6012187 *Sep 17, 1998Jan 11, 2000Bushong; MarySupport cushion
US6032669 *Jun 6, 1997Mar 7, 2000Klein; Jeffrey A.Positioning pillow for approximating anatomic position in lateral decubitus position
US6609257 *Nov 5, 2001Aug 26, 2003Fiore Industries, Inc.Debridement and irrigation extremity basin
US6634045Apr 1, 2002Oct 21, 2003Dudonis MattHeel elevator support
US7753863Jun 30, 2005Jul 13, 2010Patricia RichardNon invasive external limb stabilizer
US7785303Feb 11, 2004Aug 31, 2010Dilip Tapadiya, M.D., Inc.Wound irrigation basin with active drain
US8296874Oct 23, 2007Oct 30, 2012Continuum Footspas, LlcBasin for a foot spa
US8341776Jul 15, 2009Jan 1, 2013Continuum Footspas, LlcAdjustable leg rest assembly
US8968262Feb 11, 2004Mar 3, 2015Dilip Tapadiya, M.D., Inc.Irrigation shield
US9138374May 2, 2014Sep 22, 2015Dilip Tapadiya, M.D., Inc.Irrigation fluid collection basins that receive portions of the human anatomy
US9693930Jul 23, 2015Jul 4, 2017Sekuleo GathersWash basin being transformable to be particularly adapted for wound irrigation
US20040225265 *Feb 11, 2004Nov 11, 2004Dilip TapadiyaWound irrigation basin with active drain
US20040225266 *Feb 11, 2004Nov 11, 2004Dilip TapadiyaSuction hose for wound aspiration
US20040225267 *Feb 11, 2004Nov 11, 2004Dilip TapadiyaIrrigation shield
US20040230154 *Feb 11, 2004Nov 18, 2004Dilip TapadiyaAnatomical irrigation fluid collection basins
US20090091175 *Oct 9, 2007Apr 9, 2009Continuum Footspas, LlcSpa device with leg rests and calf supports
US20090100590 *Oct 23, 2007Apr 23, 2009Continuum Footspas, LlcBasin for a foot spa
US20100163055 *Jul 8, 2008Jul 1, 2010Mike WilkinsonApparatus for lifting and supporting the lower leg and foot of a patient
US20110010843 *Jul 15, 2009Jan 20, 2011Continuum Footspas, LlcAdjustable leg rest assembly
US20110225726 *Mar 19, 2010Sep 22, 2011Spectrum Health HospitalsIrrigation, debridement and cleaning basin
USD746979Aug 15, 2013Jan 5, 2016Spectrum Health Innovations, LLCIrrigation, debridement and cleaning basin
USD770202Dec 11, 2014Nov 1, 2016Christie Scott-GaryFoot rest pillow
WO2004071554A3 *Feb 10, 2004Jun 15, 2006Dilip TapadiyaWound irrigation equipment
U.S. Classification604/293, 4/621, 5/648, 5/606
International ClassificationA61G7/05, A61G7/075
Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/0755
European ClassificationA61G7/075L