Patent Number: 8,869,451

Title: Finger guard safety device

Abstract: A finger guard device is designed to be inserted into a gap between a hinged door and a doorjamb that is created when the door is at least partially open. The finger guard device includes a wedge and a protuberance from the wedge that is shaped and sized to hook over a hinge of the door. The finger guard device is placed to straddle a hinge so that the wedge extends down one side of a hinge and the protuberance hooks over the other side of the hinge. When the finger guard is so placed, the door can not be completely closed and a gap remains between the door and the doorjamb. This gap prevents injury caused by fingers being pinched in doorjambs.

Inventors: Belyea; Vianka P. (Boston, MA), Phull; Tavinder (Newton, MA)

Assignee: Rhoost, LLC

International Classification: E05D 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00