TODAY’S PATENT – DOOR KNOB LEVER
The DOOR KNOB LEVER was invented by Edward J. Mutone (Pomona, NY), Mitchell I. Rapoport (Woodstock, NY), Gregory R. Becker (Red Hook, NY) on 16th of March 1999, bearing the patent number US5881433A.
This invention relates to a doorknob lever and more particularly to an improved doorknob for use by persons having restricted use of their hands which makes difficult turning of a doorknob to open a door. Even more particularly, this invention relates to such a doorknob lever which is essentially formed in one piece at a limited production cost.
A Doorknob Lever is provided with a truncated bracket having a lever secured to and extending from one side of the truncated bracket and a hook plate secured to and extending from the opposite end of the truncated bracket and extending in the opposite direction from the lever. Frictional pads are mounted inside the truncated bracket.