OK, guys. How many of you remember being drunk? And yes, I am being sexist because this invention is only for guys. When you gals get drunk you will have to resort to worshiping the porcelain goddess and while guys have this option as well, this is not the option of choice. When a guy needs to relieve himself, or puke, or heaven forbid take a shower, they generally prefer to do it standing up. But that can be difficult. Having to think about remaining vertical, while performing another action is beyond reasonable. But what if remaining vertical were made a little easier? Well that is where US patent 6,681,419 comes in.
What this patent describes is:
A forehead support apparatus for resting a standing users forehead against a wall above a bathroom commode or urinal or beneath a showerhead. The apparatus includes a mounting member adapted for attachment to an upright bathroom wall either above the commode or urinal or below the showerhead. A compressible head support member is attached to and extends from the wall and said mounting member. The head support defines an elastically deformable or resilient forehead support surface which is spaced above the floor and from the wall a distance sufficient for the user to lean his forehead thereagainst and be supported while using the commode or urinal.
Note that the grammatical error in the first sentence could suggest that the same support be used for more than one person, but I am not sure I want to consider the consequences of that error being implemented.
I do love claim 3. The lead up to just specifies the head support but claim 3 adds:
said forehead support surface is concaved when viewed from above providing enhanced lateral stability and greater forehead contact area for comfort.
And then claim 4:
a rolled paper dispenser device attached to the wall immediately adjacent to said forehead support for dispensing and holding a fresh sheet segment of disposable paper against said forehead support surface by the user.
Do you really think a drunken person is going to cover the headrest because they are concerned that someone else’s forehead has been there before them? Brian Bailey
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