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Cane or walking stick retrieving tip

[Category : - HEALTH- DESIGN PATENTS]
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Canes or walking sticks have lacked a useful secondary feature for many years until the retrieving tip was invented. Entrepreneurs, manufacturers and others who may be interested in becoming the licensee of a patent useful to a cane user. ,My patent describes a tip for any cane or walking stick that provides a user with the means of retrieving accidentally dropped objects when in public places without the assistance of others. There are no other retrieving tips on the market or patented. I have a working prototype. Consider, 5 million cane users in the US alone where 3.3 million are over the age of 65 and cannot bend over to pick objects off a walking surface. The remaining 1.7 million users may have medical conditions where they also cannot bend over to retrieve. Worldwide this number could be a hundred million. This tip would be a practical gift for a cane user friend.
This tip consists of only three components, a rubber tip, a finger and a knob. In preparing for retrieving, the tip is held against the walking surface while the user places the instep of a shoe on an extension of the tip while the cane is raised vertically, lowering the finger. The user then glides the ramped end of the finger along the walking surface beneath the object to capture it by pushing down on the cane handle to pinch the object between the finger and the tip. The user then raises the cane, placing the object to their hand. The tip can be returned to the walking surface by retracting the finger into its storage using several options available to the cane user.. The tip does not require any maintenance, lubrication or adjustment. This tip has been designed over an extended period of time resulting in a tip with a minimum number of parts. I intend to help an entrepreneur with all the information I have learned during that period. Talk to me,