TODAY’S PATENT – LIFTING AND LOWERING APPARATUS
The Lifting and Lowering Apparatus was invented Edson E. Foster (Punta Gorda, FL) on the 13th of November, 1990, bearing patent number US4969221A.
This invention relates to a lifting and lowering apparatus, and more particularly to such an apparatus useful to persons experiencing difficulty in arising from bed. The object of this invention to assist a person in arising from a bed to a standing position while enabling the person being assisted to exercise control over the lifting procedure. In realizing this object of the invention, apparatus is provided which has a lifting platform supported for lifting and lowering movement and which permits such movement under the control of a user. Another object of the invention is to provide an apparatus of the type described in which a user of the apparatus is permitted to pivot their thighs and buttocks from a position of sitting on a lifting and lowering platform to a position of standing free from restraints otherwise possibly imposed by the apparatus.