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Portable Railing extension system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004481D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

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US 6, 068, 084: PATENT

Abstract

Frequently when one has small children, visiting friends and relatives can involve a new danger for toddlers - a steep staircase. Any parent who has ever had a toddler tumble down a staircase recognizes that even staircases with conventional railings do not provide enough protection because frequently the child cannot reach the railing safely. The solution would be a light weight, removable temporary railing that could be attached to the already existing railing and hang down underneath.

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Portable Railing extension system

Frequently when one has small children, visiting friends and relatives can involve a new danger for toddlers a steep staircase. Any parent who has ever had a toddler tumble down a staircase recognizes that even staircases with conventional railings do not provide enough protection because frequently the child cannot reach the railing safely. The solution would be a light weight, removable temporary railing that could be attached to the already existing railing and hang down underneath.

The railing would be made from a lightweight material including an outer member having a plurality of outer apertures and an inner member having a plurality of inner apertures that is slidably positionable within a lumen of the outer member. For manufacturing details, see U. S. Patent No. 6, 068, 084, which features a similar railing. The difference between the prior art and the present invention is that the present invention attaches onto and augments an already existing railing in order to extend it lower.

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.

Figure 2 illustrates detachable railing 125 shown with telescoping pieces in more detail. These pieces nest within each other in order to be more easily portable. Rigid fastener for detachable railing 115 is shown still attached to detachable railing 125. The fasteners are removed as shown by rigid fastener in detached position 205.