Patent Number: 8,585,071

Title: Releasable forward wheel apparatus for a wheelchair

Abstract: A releasable forward wheel apparatus for a wheelchair is disclosed wherein a pivotable caster is secured in an angularly adjustable orientation relative to a wheelchair, and wherein an opening is left on the opposing side of the wheelchair for ease of access, and wherein securing the forward wheel apparatus to the wheelchair and engaging the caster with a ground surface distributes a portion of a load supported by the wheelchair to the forward wheel apparatus.

Inventors: Golden, Jr.; Stephen C. (Menasha, WI)


International Classification: A61G 5/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018