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Detachable Railing extension system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004480D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 17K

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US 5,657,968: PATENT

Abstract

From the time that a young child first learns to walk until he or she has mastered this new skill, there is a danger that can be found in almost any household that causes many accidents and injuries and can be prevented with this invention. The danger in your house is your staircase. When children are small they may be able to walk independently but they cannot navigate stairs well because they cannot reach the railing safely. The solution is a railing extension that can be attached to the already existing railing and would extend underneath to be reachable by small hands. The railing would be made from a lightweight material, with a plurality of plastic hangers designed to snap onto the pre-existing railing. The difference between the prior art and the present invention is that the present invention is detachable such that people who live in rental properties could utilize this railing extension system without damaging their rented home.

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Detachable Railing extension system

From the time that a young child first learns to walk until he or she has mastered this new skill, there is a danger that can be found in almost any household that causes many accidents and injuries and can be prevented with this invention. The danger in your house is your staircase. When children are small they may be able to walk independently but they cannot navigate stairs well because they cannot reach the railing safely. The solution is a railing extension that can be attached to the already existing railing and would extend underneath to be reachable by small hands.

The railing would be made from a lightweight material, with a plurality of plastic hangers designed to snap onto the pre-existing railing. For further details see U.S. Patent No. 5,657,968, that features a similar railing. The difference between the prior art and the present invention is that the present invention is detachable such that people who live in rental properties could utilize this railing extension system without damaging their rented home.

Figure 1 illustrates a conventional staircase with detachable railing 125 attached. Conventional stairs 120 and conventional railing 110 are augmented by detachable railing 125, which is fastened onto conventional railing 110 by way of rigid fastener for detachable railing 115.