CVS Health has been granted a patent for an improved walker design with an adjustable frame and wishbone front support frame for enhanced stability and ergonomic interface. The handrail portions are pitched at a downward angle, providing a safe and stable operating position close to the front of the walker. GlobalData’s report on CVS Health gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on CVS Health, was a key innovation area identified from patents. CVS Health's grant share as of February 2024 was 59%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Improved walker with wishbone front support frame and angled handrails

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: CVS Health Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11877977B2) discloses a unique walker design featuring a wishbone-shaped support frame with a telescoping column, handlebar, and handrail portions extending from the front to the rear side of the walker. The walker includes back legs, foot attachments, and a fold-lock mechanism for easy storage. The design allows for symmetrical handrail portions that flare outwardly from the center plane, providing stability and support for users. Additionally, the walker features a grip foot with a shroud for enhanced grip and mobility.

Furthermore, the patent describes a walking frame with a wishbone-shaped support, inner column, handlebar with grip tubes, and back legs. The design allows for rotational engagement of the grip tubes with the handlebar, enabling the walker to be easily folded and unfolded. The open carry area of the walker remains unobstructed in both folded and unfolded states, providing convenience for users. The unique design of the grip tubes with inclined planes adds to the stability and functionality of the walking frame, making it a versatile mobility aid for individuals in need.

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