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Title: US4713846: Foot rest for toilet
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Hodroski, Jr., Frank S.; Jackson, NJ 08527

Assignee: None

Published / Filed: 1987-12-22 / 1986-06-10

Application Number: US1986000872669

IPC Code: Advanced: A47K 17/00;
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IPC-7: E03D 11/00;

ECLA Code: A47K17/02F; A47K17/00; K47K17/00M;

U.S. Class: Current: 004/254; 004/661;
Original: 004/254; 004/661;

Field of Search: 004/254,661

Priority Number:
1986-06-10  US1986000872669

Abstract:     A toilet foot rest to facilitate a toilet user assuming a semi-squatting position during use. The foot rest comprises a light-weight hollow structure that fits under and around the base of the toilet. The foot rest slopes downward from the front to the back. The top surface of the foot rest may be covered with a non-slip material. The user may switch between utilizing and not utilizing the foot rest without rising from the toilet by sliding the foot rest out from under the toilet or back under the toilet, respectively. The foot rest may also be used by children or other persons whose legs do not reach the floor when using the toilet.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Novick, Mitchell P. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Artis, Henry K.;

Maintenance Status: E1 Expired  Check current status

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First Claim:
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I claim:     1. A foot rest for use with a toilet, said toilet comprising a bowl and a base on which said bowl rests, said foot rest comprising:
  • an inverted trough comprising:
  • a top surface having two extremities and a middle; and
  • two side walls connected to said top surface,
said trough having a generally U-shaped cross-section, said trough further being hollow and shaped to define a generally U-shaped opening for receiving said base, said opening being sufficiently large so that said foot rest may be moved relative to said base when said opening so receives said base, and so that said foot rest may be so moved to a position substantially completely underneath said toilet,
  • said foot rest being composed of a light-weight material;
  • said foot rest being slidably adjustable during use of said toilet.

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 3pp US1798632  1931-03 Romer   Foot-rest attachment for closets
Get PDF - 3pp US2023901  1935-12 Rhodes   Child's step for use in combination with toilet stools
Get PDF - 7pp US4244064  1981-01 Parr   Step stool construction
Foreign References:
Publication Date IPC Code Assignee   Title
Buy PDF DE0463664 1928-08  A47K 17/00 ALFRED SCHACH Klosettbecken 
Buy PDF GB0508641 1939-07  A47K 17/00 REGINALD GEDYE FINLAY A footstool adapted for use with a sanitary closet 

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