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Title: US5590864: Easel for handicapped artists
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Menard, Leslie E.; Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Assignee: None

Published / Filed: 1997-01-07 / 1994-10-20

Application Number: US1994000326274

IPC Code: Advanced: A47B 97/04;
IPC-7: A47G 1/24;

ECLA Code: A47B97/04; K47B200/13;

U.S. Class: Current: 248/454; 248/445; 248/455;
Original: 248/454; 248/455; 248/445;

Field of Search: 248/454,455,445

Priority Number:
1994-10-20  US1994000326274

Abstract:     A handicapped artist's easel is constructed with a horizontal baseboard and an easel board pivotally mounted at the front end of the baseboard for rotation through substantially 180 DEG relative to the baseboard. At least one extendable and retractable arm is coupled between the easel board and the baseboard for varying the angle of the easel board relative to the baseboard from an acute angle to an obtuse angle great enough for presenting the front side of the easel board over the face of an artist painting or sketching with mouth held instruments and confined to a bed or wheelchair. The desired angle can be set by the telescoping arm. An appropriate support structure is provided for holding the weight of the cantilevered easel board at an obtuse angle without interfering in handicapped artist access to the easel board. Multiple uses of the adjustable easel are described.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Kane, Jr., Daniel H. ; Caseiro, Chris A. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Braun, Leslie A.; Berry, Jr., Willie

Maintenance Status: E3 Expired  Check current status

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Family: None

First Claim:
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We claim:     1. A handicapped artist's easel comprising:
  • a substantially horizontal baseboard having a front end and a back end;
  • an easel board having a top end and a bottom end, wherein said bottom end is pivotally mounted to said front end of said baseboard for rotation of said easel board through substantially 180° relative to the baseboard between a substantially upright position and a horizontal position where, in said horizontal position, said easel board and said baseboard are placed in a co-planar relationship to one another, said easel board having a front side and a back side facing the baseboard;
  • at least one extendable and retractable arm coupled between the easel board and the baseboard, said arm being extendable and retractable through a sufficient distance for varying the angle of the easel board relative to the baseboard from an acute angle to an obtuse angle, said obtuse angle being great enough for presenting the front side of the easel board over the face of a reclining artist at an acute angle of the easel board relative to the plane of the reclining artist;
  • stop means for setting the length of the extendable and retractable arm at the appropriate length for the desired angle between the baseboard and easel board;
  • and support mounting means for securing the baseboard to a support and for holding the weight of the easel board when the easel board is set at an obtuse angle relative to the baseboard.

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 3pp USD303589  1989-09 Glebe   Collapsible easel or similar article
Get PDF - 3pp US1384861* 1921-07 Schingel    
Get PDF - 7pp US4165856  1979-08 Wiseheart   Adjustable artist's easel
Get PDF - 9pp US4453470  1984-06 Capella   Collapsible artist's easel
Get PDF - 5pp US4496126  1985-01 Melton et al.   Table mounted universally positionable book holder enabling readers _to turn pages easily without hands
Get PDF - 7pp US4690363  1987-09 Koves   Canvas carrier
Get PDF - 12pp US4714224  1987-12 Calmes   Collapsible easel for artists
Get PDF - 7pp US5040762  1991-08 Potter   Artist's easel
Get PDF - 8pp US5074513  1991-12 Presley et al.   Adjustable easel
Get PDF - 10pp US5083737  1992-01 Rifkin   Portable work holding apparatus
Get PDF - 6pp US5145133  1992-09 France   Target holder
Get PDF - 8pp US5219142  1993-06 Potter   New artist's easel
Get PDF - 10pp US5242145  1993-09 Linnell   Adjustable artist's easel
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Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G97-086328 DERG97-086328

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