US 10,376,437 B2
Gait assist apparatus
Jeffrey Scott Talton, Pikeveille, NC (US)
Filed by Jeffrey Scott Talton, Pikeveille, NC (US)
Filed on Dec. 19, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/847,885.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/441,385, filed on Jan. 1, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/438,455, filed on Dec. 22, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0177673 A1, Jun. 28, 2018
Int. Cl. A61H 3/04 (2006.01); A61H 3/02 (2006.01); A63B 21/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61H 3/04 (2013.01) [A61H 2003/0216 (2013.01); A61H 2003/0283 (2013.01); A63B 21/154 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A gait assist apparatus, comprising: a chassis; a shock absorbing assembly supported by the chassis, the shock absorbing assembly including a shock absorbing plate and suspension springs between an underside of the shock absorbing plate and the chassis; a pivot mechanism that includes a pivot rod and a pivot housing, the pivot housing being arranged to pivot about the pivot rod; and tension springs that are supported by at least one of the shock absorbing plate and the chassis to alternatively stretch and compress in dependence upon a relative orientation of the pivot housing with respect to the chassis and the shock absorbing plate during pivoting motion about the pivot rod, the tension springs including a topside pair supported by the shock absorbing plate and an underside pair supported by the chassis; a wheel assembly for supporting the chassis in a manner that enables the chassis to roll back and forth via the wheel assembly upon a surface.