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They Invented What? (No.96)

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on April 24, 2019

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U.S. Pat. No. 6,983,493: Retractable table top for a toilet.

  

What is claimed is:

1. A device for providing a working surface while a user is seated on a toilet, said device comprising:
          a table having substantially planar top and bottom surfaces and a centrally disposed longitudinal axis, said table including a plurality of opposed edge portions equally spaced from the axis and extending substantially parallel thereto, said table further including a plurality of opposed end portions integral with said plurality of edge portions, said table further including a plurality of elongated legs having opposed end portions attached thereto and engageable with a ground surface respectively, said table further having a plurality of elongated support rods secured to said bottom surface and adjacent said plurality of end portions respectively; and
         a support member positionable on alternate sides of a toilet seat and comprising
         a rear…

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