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CHUCK STRUCTURE FOR JOINING HEADREST TO WHEELCHAIR

Abstract
The invention relates to a chuck structure for joining a headrest to a wheelchair. The chuck comprises a joining hole at an upper end of the chuck, serving to install a supporting arm at two sides of the headrest, at a lower end of the chuck being two sidewalls, on the sidewalls being through holes, the two sidewalls forming a recessed space, inside the space being an arched end face; thereby, the recessed space of the chuck is aligned with and fixed to a bend of the armrest of the wheelchair, with the positioning member between the through holes on the sidewalls pressing against the bottom of the armrest bend, and two ends of the arched end face pressing against the upper end of the armrest bend, forming firm positioning effect by three points, and the headrest installed on the chuck can be assembled or disassembled by tightening or loosening the positioning member.

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Inventors: Yamasaki, Ryuji; (Inage-ku, JP)
Correspondence Name and Address: Alan D. Kamrath
Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel, LLP
333 South Seventh Street, Suite 2000
Minneapolis
MN
55402
US


Serial No.: 271894
Series Code: 10
Filed: October 16, 2002

U.S. Current Class: 248/118
U.S. Class at Publication: 248/118
Intern'l Class: B68G 005/00

 

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Claims

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What is claimed is:

1. A check structure joining a headrest to a wheelchair, comprising a headrest installed between bent sections on armrests on two sides of a wheelchair, two ends of two supporting arms used to support the headrest being affixed to the chuck, the chuck being fixed to the bent section, characterized in that: on the chuck is a joining hole in connection with the supporting arm, at a lower end of the chuck being a recessed space formed between two sidewalls, the sidewalls serving to press the bent section, the sidewall leaning on the bent section forming an arched end face, so two ends of the chuck are tightly in contact with two sides on top of the bent section, then, penetrating through two sidewalls being a positioning member, the positioning member pressing in the middle at a lower part of the bent section, thereby the chuck is firmly and steadily fixed at the bent section, and the headrest is firmly joined to the wheelchair.

2. The chuck structure for joining headrest and wheelchair of claim 1, wherein the joining hole on the chuck has steps.

3. The chuck structure for joining headrest and wheelchair of claim 1, wherein in the joining hole is inserted and fixed a connecting unit for connection with the headrest supporting arm.

4. The chuck structure for joining headrest and wheelchair of claim 1, wherein the arched end face has a curvature that is smaller than a curvature of the bent section of the wheelchair.

5. The chuck structure for joining headrest and wheelchair of claim 1, wherein at one end of the positioning member is optionally installed an auxiliary lever, the auxiliary lever serving to help tighten or loosen the positioning member.
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Description

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] (1) Field of the Invention

[0002] The invention relates to a chuck structure for joining a headrest to a wheelchair, particularly an innovative design of check structure that enables convenient assembly or disassembly of a headrest onto or from a wheel to suit actual circumstances.

[0003] (2) Prior Art

[0004] Wheelchairs come in two types, with or without a headrest. Though consumers may have the option to purchase either model, they could not have features of both models simultaneously. The model with a headrest generally has the headrest fixed firmly to the framework of the wheelchair, so the consumer could not have the option of removing the headrest to suit different circumstances in use.

[0005] To seek improvement, therefore, the inventor has devoted in research based on many years of experience in the design and production of related products, and has come up with the present invention of chuck structure for joining headrest to the wheelchair.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] The primary objective of the invention is to provide a chuck structure for joining a headrest to a wheelchair, the chuck comprising a joining hole at an upper end of the chuck, serving to install a supporting arm at two sides of the headrest, at a lower end of the chuck are two sidewalls, on the sidewalls are through holes, the two sidewalls forming a recessed space, in the space is an arched end face; thereby, the recessed space of the chuck is aligned with and fixed into a bend on an armrest of the wheelchair, using a positioning member between through holes on the sidewalls to press against a bottom of the bend on the armrest, and the two ends of the arched end face pressing against the upper end of the armrest bend, forming a three-point fastening and positioning effect, meanwhile, by tightening or loosening the positioning member, the headrest on the chuck can be conveniently assembled or disassembled.

[0007] For better understanding of the structural characteristics, approach of the invention, objectives and performance of the present invention, please refer to the following description and drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

[0008] FIG. 1 is a view of the invention connected with a headrest and a wheelchair.

[0009] FIG. 2 is a partially perspective view of the invention connected with a headrest and a wheelchair.

[0010] FIG. 3 is a partially exploded view of the invention connected with a headrest and a wheelchair.

[0011] FIG. 4 is a section view of the invention taken along Y-Y in FIG. 2.

[0012] FIG. 5 is a section view of the invention taken along X-X in FIG. 2.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF NUMERALS

[0013]

1 1 chuck 11 joining hole 12 connecting unit 13 sidewall 131 through hole 14 positioning member 15 recessed space 16 arched end face 2 headrest 21 supporting arm 3 wheelchair 31 armrest 32 bent section

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0014] As shown in FIGS. 1 to 3, the invention comprises a chuck 1, on a top thereof being a joining hole 11 with a specified number of steps. In the joining hole 11 is inserted and fixed a connecting unit 12. The connecting unit 12 is joined with supporting arms 21 on two sides of the headrest 2. At a lower end of the chuck 1 are two sidewalls 13 (also shown in FIGS. 4 and 5). On each of the sidewalls 13 is respectively a through hole 131 that is inserted by a positioning member 14, so the positioning member 14 presses against a bottom of a bent section 32 on an armrest of a wheelchair 3, forming a recessed space 15 between the sidewalls 13. The recessed space 15 serves to accommodate the bent section 32 of the armrest 31 of the wheelchair 3, which is pressed tightly by the sidewalls 13 and the bent section 32. Inside the recessed space 15 is an arched end face 16. The arched end face 16 has a curvature smaller than a curvature of the bent section 32 of the wheelchair 3, for the purpose that when the bent section 32 is inserted in the recessed space 15, two ends of the arched end face 16 are pressed against an end face of the bent section 32.

[0015] Since the sidewalls 13 of the chuck 1 and two sides of the bent section 32 form a clamp point A (shown in FIG. 5) when the headrest 2 and the supporting arm 21 of the chuck 1 are embedded in the bent section 32 of the wheelchair 3, two ends of the arched end face 16 inside the recessed space 15 also presses against two ends of the bent section 32 forming a clamp point B (shown in FIG. 4), the positioning member 14 penetrating through the through hole 131 on the sidewall 13, pressing against the lower end of the bent section 32 to create a supporting point C, then, the check 1 can be firmly fixed at the bent section 32, enabling firm assembly of the headrest 2 and the wheelchair 3.

[0016] Furthermore, at one end of the positioning member 14 is installed an auxiliary lever 17 (shown in FIG. 2). This auxiliary lever 17 serves to help tighten or loosen the positioning member 14, so the consumer can disassemble the check 1 without the need of additional tools.

[0017] To sum up, the present invention is capable of achieving the anticipated performance described above, the physical construction disclosed above is not yet seen in similar products, nor used in public before the application. Therefore, this application is filed according to the patent law. Your favorable consideration shall be appreciated.

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