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They Invented What? (No. 146)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on August 13, 2009

U.S. Pat. No. 6,681,419:  Forehead support apparatus.

 urinal

What is claimed is:

1. A forehead support for resting a standing user’s forehead above a wall mounted urinal comprising: a mounting member adapted for substantially permanent attachment to an upright bathroom wall above the urinal; a forehead support member attached to and extending from said mounting member; said forehead support defining an elastically deformable or resilient forehead support surface which is spaced from the wall a distance sufficient for the user to lean his forehead thereagainst and be supported while using the commode or urinal.

2. A forehead support as set forth in claim 1, wherein: said forehead support member has generally rectangular surfaces, said forehead support surface being horizontally elongated.

3. A forehead support as set forth in claim 1, wherein: said forehead support surface is concaved when viewed from above providing enhanced lateral stability and greater forehead contact area for comfort.

4. A forehead support as set forth in claim 1, further comprising: a rolled paper dispenser device attached to the wall immediately adjacent to said forehead support for dispensing and holding a fresh sheet segment of disposable paper against said forehead support surface by the user.

5. A forehead support for resting a standing user’s forehead above a wall mounted urinal comprising: a mounting member having mounting lugs which are adapted for permanent attachment against an upright bathroom wall above the urinal; a resilient forehead support member attached to and extending from said mounting member; said forehead support defining a resilient forehead support surface which is spaced from the wall a distance sufficient for the user to lean the forehead thereagainst and be supported in a slightly leaning body orientation while using the urinal.

6. A forehead support as set forth in claim 5, wherein: said forehead support member has generally rectangular surfaces, said forehead support surface being horizontally elongated.

7. A forehead support as set forth in claim 5, wherein: said forehead support surface is concaved when viewed from above providing enhanced lateral stability and greater forehead contact area for comfort.

8. A forehead support as set forth in claim 7, further comprising: a rolled paper dispenser device attached to the wall immediately adjacent to said forehead support for dispensing and holding a fresh sheet segment of disposable paper against said forehead support surface by the user.

9. A forehead support for resting one or more standing users’ foreheads above a plurality of spaced apart wall mounted urinals comprising: an elongated mounting member adapted for permanent attachment to an upright bathroom wall of a length sufficient to extend along and above all of the urinals; a resilient forehead support member attached to, coextensive with, and extending outwardly from said mounting member and the wall; said forehead support defining a plurality of resilient forehead support surfaces which are spaced from the wall a distance sufficient for each of the users to lean the forehead thereagainst and be supported in a slightly inclined position while using the urinal.

10. A forehead support for resting a standing user’s forehead above a wall mounted urinal or against a shower wall beneath a shower head comprising: a mounting member adapted for attachment to an upright bathroom wall above the urinal or beneath the shower head; a compressible forehead support member attached to and extending from said mounting member; said forehead support defining an elastically deformable or resilient forehead support surface which is spaced from the wall a distance sufficient for the user to lean his forehead thereagainst and be supported while using the urinal or showering.

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  1. chuck said, on August 17, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I hope one of these is installed soon at FCMM !


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