TODAY’S PATENT – SLIPPER HOLDER
This invention “Slipper holder” was invented by Charles A. Heine which was granted patent on 20th May, 1980 by the USPTO bearing patent grant number US4203175A to the patentee. The current invention relates to a slipper holder for hospital beds with square or round bed rails. The holder has a body with a lower section that rests on the lower rail and an upper hook piece that hooks onto the upper rail. A pair of upwardly extended fingers that are distanced from the body serve as a slipper support mechanism that is integrally formed on the body. The holder is removably fastened to the bed rails thanks to the help of the bearing portion and hook portion.
The slipper holder is designed to be used with hospital beds that have upper and lower bed rails that are spaced apart from one another. It has a body with an upper portion that extends backward and downward to provide hook means that engage with the upper rail and a lower rear engagement means that is positioned separately from the upper portion and bears against the lower rail. The slipper holder further comprises support means for a pair of upwardly extending finger sections that are linked to a portion of the body above the bearing portion and are positioned side by side.