WHEN THE INVENTOR’S WIFE WAS PLACED ON OXYGEN 24/7 BY HER PULMONOLOGIST, AND WHEN THE OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR AND ITS TUBING WERE BROUGHT INTO THEIR HOME, THE INVENTOR SAW ALMOST IMMEDIATELY THAT SOME CHANGES HAD TO BE MADE.  HIS YOUNGEST GRANDCHILDREN WERE CONSTANTLY GETTING ENTANGLED IN THE OXYGEN TUBING. HIS WIFE WAS CONTINUOUSLY FRUSTRATED TRYING TO STRAIGHTEN OUT THE COILED TUBING WHERE SHE HAD LAST GATHERED IT UP.  THE CONCENTRATOR IN THE NEARBY ROOM WAS EXTREMELY NOISY, AND THE TUBING WAS FOREVER GETTING CAUGHT UNDER ONE PIECE OF FURNITURE OR ANOTHER.  NOW RETIRED, THE INVENTOR, DR. RICHARD CROMWELL,  WAS ACCUSTOMED TO SOLVING PROBLEMS DURING HIS CAREER AS A SCIENTIST, WHERE HE HAD BEEN AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED DESIGNER OF COMPLEX SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS.  HE SAW THAT IN ORDER FOR HIS FAMILY TO BE LEAST IMPACTED BY THE CONSTANT NEED FOR HIS WIFE’S OXYGEN THERAPY IN THE HOME, HE HAD TO ACCOMPLISH FOUR THINGS:

(1) LOCATE THE NOISY OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR IN A ROOM THAT WAS REMOTE FROM WHERE HIS FAMILY SPENT MOST OF THEIR TIME.

(2) DESIGN A HOSE REEL TO DISPENSE AND RETRACT THE OXYGEN TUBING IN A RELIABLE, EASILY OPERATING, MANNER.

(3) PLACE THE HOSE REEL ON THE CEILING, HIGH ABOVE EVERYONE’S HEAD, SO THAT THE AIRBORNE TUBING WAS EASILY VISIBLE AND SO THAT THE TUBING WOULD NOT BE SUCH A TRIPPING HAZARD. ALSO, THE TUBING WOULD NOT GET CAUGHT ON FURNITURE AND OTHER OBSTACLES ON THE FLOOR.

(4) FINALLY, ONCE THE HOSE REEL WAS LOCATED TO WHERE IT COULD BEST SERVE THE MOVEMENTS OF HIS WIFE IN THE HOME, THE OXYGEN TUBE FEEDING THE HOSE REEL FROM THE CONCENTRATOR MUST BE PERMANENTLY TUCKED OUT OF HARM’S WAY ALONG CORNERS OF THE FLOOR, WALLS, AND CEILING.

AFTER VARIOUS TRIALS AND REFINEMENTS, THE FINAL MEDICAL OXYGEN CEILING HOSE REEL WAS CONSTRUCTED.  IT HAS BEEN SERVING THE FAMILY FOR OVER FIVE YEARS NOW IN A MOST SUCCESSFUL, TROUBLE-FREE MANNER.  IT DRASTICALLY REDUCED THE DRAWBACKS MENTIONED ABOVE, AND IT MADE THE NEW LIVES OF THE FAMILY WITH 24/7 OXYGEN THERAPY AS SAFE AND AS CONVENIENT AS POSSIBLE.

THE INVENTOR HAS DESIGNED THE MEDICAL OXYGEN CEILING HOSE REEL TO BE SIMPLE TO INSTALL, AND VERY RELIABLE AND EASY TO USE.  HE HAS RECEIVED A PENDING PATENT SO THAT COPYCATS DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE CHEAPENED, UNRELIABLE VERSIONS OF HIS IDEAS.  HIS HOPE IS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF SO MANY PEOPLE RELEGATED TO 24/7 OXYGEN THERAPY AND TO MAKE THEIR LIVES AT LEAST AS SAFE AND AS CONVENIENT AS THE LIVES OF HIS OWN FAMILY.

HE IS NOW OFFERING HIS HOSE REEL AT THE LOWEST FEASIBLE COST HE CAN OFFER SO THAT HE CAN PROVIDE HIS UNIQUE INVENTION TO ANYONE WHO WISHES IT.  SIMPLY PUT, THERE IS NO OTHER OXYGEN HOSE REEL OUT THERE THAT PROVIDES THE SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE OF THIS ONE.