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Forehead Support Apparatus: Great Idea?

Patent 6,681,419 concerns a mounting device known as the Forehead Support Apparatus. It is a gizmo that is adapted for attachment to a bathroom wall either above the commode or urinal or below the showerhead. A head support is attached to and extends from the wall and the mounting device. The question is: why would anyone need this? (Obviously a question the inventor never asked himself or we wouldn’t be here in the first place, would we?)

 


 

The apparatus includes a mounting member to which the compressible head support member is attached and extends from the wall. The forehead support surface is placed above the floor and at a sufficient distance from the wall so that the user can lean his forehead against it and be supported while using the commode or urinal.

If this is a new means of mind control, it is strictly for minds heretofore unknown to mankind. It is unlikely that significant thoughts can really flourish at such an awkward moment in time and staggering that someone would think otherwise! If the user is suffering from a migraine headache and seeking peace and solitude along the garden path along which he lost his way, perhaps he might apply pressure to the head for some relief, but why against the wall? How could that possibly help? I’ve heard about banging one’s head against a wall, but this is truly ridiculous.

Some other bathroom ideas that may or may not work can be found in Toby’s fine piece, Small Bathroom? Make It Vertical With Vertabrae and Elizabeth Valeri’s clever exposé on The Bull's-eye Toilet Bowl.

The mystery of the motivation behind the Forehead Support Apparatus may well, like Stonehenge, remain so for all time.

Let’s hope so.

N’est ce pas?

Cosetta
Patents Writer
InventorSpot.com

Comments
Nov 28, 2008
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
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 I love reading about your

 I love reading about your recent finds...I would have to agree that they may not be the most useful Ideas, but doesn't that make them all the more interesting to learn and laugh about?

 

Beth Hodgson
Innovative Business Writer

Nov 28, 2008
by M Dee Dubroff
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Hi Beth

 Thanks so much for your support.

I enjoy doing humorous pieces.

I always worry that I might offend the inventor though.

Every time I open mail, I never know what's in store.

It's always a pleasure when it turns out to be from  someone nice like you.

Thanks for your thoughts. 

 

 

Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff

Russian Innovations

Nov 28, 2008
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
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 Thank you! I know what

 Thank you! I know what you mean. Even when I write a positive article, I always use some kind of constructive criticism or sarcasm so I can't help but worry.

 

Beth Hodgson
Innovative Business Writer

Nov 28, 2008
by M Dee Dubroff
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negativity

It just comes with the territory, I suppose.

 

 

Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff

Russian Innovations

Dec 16, 2008
by Anonymous

great one!!!

Actually,

If that apparatus is hand soft and is not putting much pressure on the forehead I will buy it immediately.

Dec 18, 2008
by Cosetta
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hand soft apparatus

Hi there-

i don't know if it is. soft or not . You can click on link for the patent and I think you will find the inventor's name.

You might be able to write and find out.

Happy banging and good luck. 

 

Happy Patent,

Cosetta