Patent Number: 6,253,497

Title: Swingable handrail apparatus

Abstract: A swingable handrail apparatus for assisting a person onto and off a toilet, in particular. The swingable handrail apparatus includes a mounting bracket being adapted to mount to a wall structure and having a base member, a pair of boss members being spaced apart and each having a groove therein, a pair of clamping members each having a groove therein and being fastenable to a respective boss member; and also includes a handrail support member being rotatably mounted to the mounting bracket; and further includes a handrail member having a first end securely attached to the handrail support member and having a second end; and also includes a handrail support bracket having a base member, a first and second boss members being spaced apart and forming a handrail receiving space, a lever member pivotally attached to the base member and having a handrail retaining member which is biasedly received in a notch in the handrail member with the lever member being essentially spring-loaded.

Inventors: Gekler; Roger L. (Crestline, OH), Gekler; Paula S. (Crestline, OH)

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International Classification: A47K 17/00 (20060101); A47K 17/02 (20060101); E04F 11/18 (20060101); E04F 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018