Plural Seats Patents (Class 4/235)
  • Patent number: 9814360
    Abstract: A toilet seat cover mounting system including a seat cover configured to move longitudinally from a rearward position to a forward position as the toilet seat cover is pivoted from a lowered position to a raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Joel Michael Gray, Chris Kors
  • Patent number: 9579002
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for transporting a potty seat. The apparatus can include a container, the container including a first end having an opening defined therein, a second end disposed opposite the opening, a sidewall extending between the first end and the second end, and defining an interior cavity enclosed by the first end, the second end, and the sidewall, an interior surface, an exterior surface, and an internal flap disposed within the cavity and having a first end coupled to and extending away from the second end of the container, the internal flap being adapted to be detachably coupled to a portion of a potty seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tottigo, LLC
    Inventor: Kelly Leigh Smith
  • Patent number: 9232766
    Abstract: A toilet seat and training system specifically designed for cats. The instant seat includes a circular sitting member having a center orifice therethrough, a wide platform formed on opposite sides thereof so a cat can be well balanced thereon, and a series of concentric annular tray members attached to an inner rim of the sitting member and formed having progressively smaller sizes, and which can be successively removed to vary the size of the center orifice, and is designed to releasably attach to an existing toilet and fit underneath a human toilet seat, so people can still have use of their toilet seat without interference from the cat's seat. This seat can be used in conjunction with specialized dissolving litter, a pet urine odor eliminator, and a urine detector light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: Viktoria Veronika Strohdach, Sr., Norman Robert Strohdach
  • Patent number: 9204768
    Abstract: Disclosed is a toilet seat comprising a primary seat, a first auxiliary seat, and a second auxiliary seat. The primary seat can be used by individuals of average size in a conventional manner, while the first auxiliary seat can be used by smaller individuals. The second auxiliary seat can be used by individuals of larger size. Each seat can be independently raised and lowered as needed. The primary seat attaches below the first and second auxiliary seat, providing a support surface thereto. The device can be installed on a conventional toilet, requires no maintenance, and provides a seat that can accommodate a variety of different sized individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Fannie Green, Eileen Green-Hatcher
  • Publication number: 20130212793
    Abstract: A toilet seat assembly includes first and second hinges configured to be mounted on a toilet bowl, an adult seat coupled to the hinges for pivotal movement about an axis, and a child seat including a child ring portion and first and second arms extending from the child ring portion. The child seat is removably coupled to the hinges for pivotal movement about the axis and is removable from the hinges by squeezing the arms towards one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: BEMIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Joseph Hand
  • Patent number: 8316472
    Abstract: A swiveling toilet seat device for attaching to a rim of a toilet bowl comprising a toilet seat-shaped first base pivotally attached to the back of the rim of the toilet bowl; a toilet seat-shaped second base disposed above the first base, wherein a plurality of wheels extend from the bottom surface of the second base and fit into a track disposed in the top surface of the first base; wherein the second base can rotate in a first direction and second direction atop the first base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Robert C. Martin
  • Patent number: 8214932
    Abstract: A self-closing toilet seat assembly includes a longitudinal hinge tube mounted in a cavity on the underside of a toilet lid in coaxial alignment with the hinge flanges thereof. The hinge tube is secured in hinged engagement with both the toilet lid and seat by means of a pair of slow-close hinge dampeners. A self-closing mechanism, in association with a mounting base attached to the bowl of a conventional toilet and to the underside of the hinge tube, is responsive to manual lifting of either the toilet lid itself or of both the toilet lid and the toilet seat to the open or vertical position for initiating closing rotation of the toilet lid and the toilet seat, if also upright, to the vertical tipping point, past which they continue to gravitationally rotate to the closed position, at a rate limited by the slow-close hinge dampeners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Smart Lid, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel E. Shannon
  • Patent number: 8074302
    Abstract: A toilet seat and lid quick release hinge system utilizing a toilet seat and lid hinge hold-down screw with a release lever at the bottom. The hold-down screw has a head flange with diametrically opposed, outwardly extending projections. These projections engage a slot in the hinge mount of a toilet seat and lid hinge assembly, thereby releaseably holding the seat and lid hinge assembly to the toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Foremost Groups, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Kook
  • Patent number: 7976600
    Abstract: A device for detection, collection, containment, neutralization, and elimination of aerosolized contaminants has a lid that fully covers an edge of a toilet bowl for containment of exiting aerosolized contaminants. The lid including a main lid section and a single piece lid cap, with the single piece lid cap having a housing for accommodating an article. The single piece lid cap having a first vent located normal to a natural vertical upward move of the aerosolized contaminants, and a second vent at a back end of the single piece lid cap, oriented substantially parallel to the vertical upward movement of the aerosolized contaminants. The aerosolized contaminants are detected, collected, contained, neutralized, and eliminated by the article within the housing, allowing only uncontaminated air out of the second vent through a natural upward movement of the aerosolized contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Safuto
  • Patent number: 7485166
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for detection, collection, containment, neutralization, and elimination of aerosolized contaminants, comprising a lid that fully covers an edge of a container for containment of exiting aerosolized contaminants, with the lid having housing for accommodating an article. The housing comprising a top vent aligned along atop of a bottom vent, with the top vent optionally smaller in size than the bottom vent, and with the housing, the top vent, and the bottom vent located normal to a natural vertical upward move of the aerosolized contaminants. The aerosolized contaminants are detected, collected, contained, neutralized, and eliminated and sanitized by the article within the housing, allowing only uncontaminated air out of the top vent through a natural upward movement of the aerosolized contaminants via the force of the flush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph Safuto
  • Patent number: 7093308
    Abstract: An elevated toilet seat that includes integral flanges or wings that allow for attachment of one or more external apparatus. The toilet seat is removably attachable to the upper surface of a toilet bowl via a bracket. The seat is snap-fit to the bracket for easy installation and removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Viorel Berlovan, Laura M. Marker
  • Patent number: 6996858
    Abstract: A toilet seat apparatus includes a platform having upper and lower surfaces, a circular opening extending therethrough, an outer edge and an inner edge. Each of a pair of panels has a first end and a second end, and a first edge and a second edge. The panels are positioned on the platform. The first and second edges are arcuate such that the first edges may be aligned with the inner edge when the second edges are aligned with the outer edge. Each panel has top and bottom surfaces. A plurality of biasing members biases the panels upwardly away from the platform. Each biasing member extends between and is attached to the upper surface of the platform and the bottom surface of one of the panels. A plurality of guide members guides movement of the panels toward the outer edge of the platform as the panels move toward the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: James G. York
  • Patent number: 6968578
    Abstract: A barrier comprised of a single sheet of inexpensive, disposable and foldable material, sufficient in width to rest upon the full-size toilet seat, with a central cutout sized and positioned so as to provide a smaller toilet seating surface to accommodate the buttocks of a toddler, and which is capable of supporting a child's weight as a result of such material's natural firmness and folds along the distal edge, comprises a disposable toilet seat cover/adapter. Key innovative features include side handles and a fold-under flap to secure the toilet seat in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Inventor: Mark Bernsley
  • Patent number: 6952842
    Abstract: A toilet seat assembly, useable by either an adult or a child, comprises a first adult-sized toilet seat, a second child-sized toilet seat, and a lid for the seats. Each of the first and second toilet seats and the lid is mounted separately to a hinge pin, which is itself mounted to the toilet bowl. The first toilet seat is mounted to the hinge pin at two points, one on each side of a point at which the second toilet seat is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Inventor: Anthony Michael Courtney
  • Patent number: 6701539
    Abstract: A multi-use toilet seat assembly including an adult toilet seat, a child toilet seat with an optional replaceable diverter to direct urine flow from a male child and an optional animal waste receiver with waste liner insert and further including an optional step for use by a child and or animal and as a foot rest for the child and optional holders for replaceable diverters and waste liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Sherman David Hogan
  • Publication number: 20030172448
    Abstract: A toilet seat assembly, useable by either an adult or a child, comprises a first adult-sized toilet seat, a second child-sized toilet seat, and a lid for the seats. Each of the first and second toilet seats and the lid is mounted separately to a hinge pin, which is itself mounted to the toilet bowl. The first toilet seat is mounted to the hinge pin at two points, one on each side of a point at which the second toilet seat is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: Anthony Michael Courtney
  • Patent number: 6598240
    Abstract: A toilet seat device includes an annular base member rotatably attached onto a toilet bowl, and a board for safely and stably supporting children on the annular base member. The board is coupled to the annular base member and supportable on a horizontal working position to support the feet of the children. A plate is rotatably coupled between the annular base member and the board. The plate and the board may be received in the annular base member. A panel may be secured to the board at a perpendicular position, to support the board at the horizontal working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventors: Hong Cheng Chang, Tsung Fu Lin
  • Publication number: 20030097708
    Abstract: Said toilet seat device further comprising a top cover (3) set on said smaller seat (2), and said top cover (3). Said top cover (3) is having a predetermined shape of a racket and a predetermined size of a cone head and are set respectively on both sides of the rear end of said top cover (3). Said top cover (3) is having a predetermined shape of a racket and a predetermined size of said cone head and are set respectively on both sides of said rear end of said cone head. A groove is set on the middle of rear end of said smaller seat (2) corresponding to said cone head, Said top cover (3) and said smaller seat (2) is flexibly connected through said groove and said cone head snapped into said groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventor: Zhi Xiong Zhang
  • Patent number: 6449780
    Abstract: A combined adult and children's toilet seat assembly (21) having a seat mounting structure (22), a toilet seat lid (51) and an adult toilet seat (31) pivotally mounted to the mounting structure (22) for pivotal movement about a first axis (28). A children's toilet seat (33) is pivotally mounted for movement about a second axis (44) forwardly of the first axis (28). Pivoting of the child's seat (33) from an axis forwardly of pivotal mounting of the lid (51) enables the child's seat (33) to be lifted to a position in which it is tilted rearwardly by a greater amount than the lid (51) so as to positively nest and be gravity biased into the lid (51). The child's toilet seat (33) is further releasably mounted to the assembly by resilient grippers (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Pottypal L.L.C.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Merry
  • Patent number: 6189159
    Abstract: The child seating system relates to a toilet seating system for use by both adults and children. This seating system is adapted for use upon an existing commode assembly. In its broadest context, the present invention includes an adult seat, a child seat, and a lid all of which are pivotally coupled to one another and to the commode assembly. Additionally, a locking mechanism included to lockingly engage with lid with the child seat. With such a locking mechanism the seating system can be use in a conventional manner until the child seat is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventors: Pamela R. Bailey, Robert D. Bailey
  • Patent number: 6052838
    Abstract: A toilet seat aid consisting of a toilet seat aid body having a first sitting area and a second sitting area opposing each other. An operational opening is disposed substantially centrally within the seat body. The operational opening passes through the body, so as to interconnect the first and second sitting areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Bel-Art Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Thom, Kurt Landsberger, David Landsberger, Alan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 5920917
    Abstract: A toilet height conversion structure for use in combination with a toilet having a rear portion and a supporting frame which includes at least a substantially horizontal support member and a pair of substantially vertical inner support members. The structure consists of a mounting block positioned at the rear portion of the toilet and a riser. A transverse channel arrangement is formed in the mounting block for securing the horizontal support member and preventing transverse movement of the frame relative to the toilet. The mounting block is also formed with a lateral channel arrangement for securing the pair of vertical inner support members and preventing lateral movement of the frame relative to the toilet. An adjustable connecting arrangement is formed in the mounting block for securing thereof at the rear portion of the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Bel-Art Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Landsberger
  • Patent number: 5884341
    Abstract: A multiple toilet seat assembly which consists of an adult seat and a child seat with the child seat being formed in an adult seat lid. The child seat has a splash shield as well as a lid that is attached by a vertical pivot enabling the child seat lid to pivot parallel to the adult seat lid. The adult seat lid has a pair of slots and the child seat lid has a stop engageable with the slots to define fully open and fully closed positions of the child seat lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Inventors: Kathleen Boardman, Judy A. Heller-Howe
  • Patent number: 5842234
    Abstract: A toilet seat lid for accommodating small children, the toilet seat lid comprising a first cover plate, the first cover plate shaped and sized to overlie a common toilet seat, the rearward end of the first cover plate having a first pivotal attachment; the first cover plate having a child seat aperture therethrough; a second cover plate pivotally attached by a second pivotal attachment to the upper surface of the first cover plate so that the second cover plate may cover the child seat aperture of the first cover plate, and extend upwardly from the upper surface of the first cover plate, exposing such child seat aperture; the second pivotal attachment, capable of alternately fixedly securing the second cover plate in its open or closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Gerald Eugene Dixon
  • Patent number: 5797148
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a seating portion of a toilet seat (10). The seating portion according to the present invention comprises a seat ring (12) and hand and/or arm rests or support means (14) extending closely adjacent to or from the seat ring (12). A prior art seat ring can be easily replaced by the seating portion according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Nobi Oy
    Inventor: Antti Kivela
  • Patent number: 5748096
    Abstract: An illuminating and annunciating device for a toilet having a bowl, and a seat which is movable between a lower seating position and an upper retracted position, includes an illumination unit for illuminating the bowl for nighttime standing urination. An annunciator unit generates an audible indication which reminds a user to move the seat from the retracted position to the seating position after use. A sensor activates the illumination unit and the annunciator unit when the seat is in the retracted position, and de-activates the illumination unit and the annunciator unit when the seat is in the seating position. The device is attached to the toilet seat or bowl, and the sensor includes a switch which is actuated by the other of the toilet seat or bowl when the seat is in the seating position. The annunciator unit preferably includes an audio module with a recording and playback capability for recording the audible indication as a verbal message, musical sequence, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventor: Laurel G. Kaufer
  • Patent number: 5448781
    Abstract: A toilet seat assembly comprising a first seat, a second smaller seat supported by said first seat when in a lowered position thereof, a cover for the first and second seats, a hinge block and retractable hinge pins for hingedly connecting the first and second seats and the cover to the hinge block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Inventor: Harry R. Miller
  • Patent number: 5384917
    Abstract: A new and improved child's auxiliary toilet seat for a toilet includes a hinge pin assembly which includes a hinge pin and first hinge members connected to the toilet for receiving the hinge pin. A first toilet seat assembly has a large aperture for adults. A second toilet seat assembly includes a narrower aperture for children. The second seat portion includes a portion proximal to the water tank and a portion distal to the water tank. The second seat portion further includes a first side portion and a second side portion that extend between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The respective first side portion and the second side portion include respective leg supporting extension members which project toward each other from the respective first and second side portions, thereby narrowing the aperture for the children's use. A toilet seat cover covers the toilet seat assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Inventor: Wilma J. Epling
  • Patent number: 5363509
    Abstract: A pinch resistant toilet seat insert is provided for use in combination with conventional toilet seats to restrict the dimension of the opening thereof to facilitate safe and effective use by children. A seat insert body forms an outer peripheral recess at the sides thereof or at the sides and rear portions thereof for supported and positioned engagement with the inner peripheral portion of a conventional toilet seat. The forward side edge portions of the seat insert body are relieved so as to locate the frontal contact points of the insert and the conventional toilet seat so as to be virtually inaccessible to the tissues of the child and to thus minimize the possibility of pinching the child during use. The seat insert body forms outer peripheral channels to conduct accidentally spilled liquid between the seat insert body and the conventional toilet seat so that it will drain into the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Hank A. Evans
  • Patent number: 5251338
    Abstract: A toilet height conversion apparatus including a mounting block and a pivotally-connected raisable elevator, wherein the outer curvilinear surface of the elevator and mounting block substantially conform to the shape of an existing toilet, and the mounting block and elevator in the lowered position present the appearance of a toilet having a greater height. The conventional toilet seat and lid may be mounted onto the mounting block and toilet in the conventional manner utilizing extension bolts. The unit presents a pleasing appearance and has sanitary, including a forward splash shield and lateral drip edges on the elevator, as well as a gasket between the mounting block and the toilet. The elevator may be readily raised for cleaning of the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Inventor: Homer E. Light
  • Patent number: 5182818
    Abstract: A child commode seat is positioned for mounting and pivotment relative to a top surface of a commode bowl oriented interiorly and concentrically thereof, with the commode seat including a removable urine splash shield. The splash shield includes a plurality of inserts secured to the splash shield to enhance deflection of fluid spray relative to the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Inventor: John P. Nawoj
  • Patent number: 5027445
    Abstract: A raised toilet seat is superimposed upon the bowl of a conventional toilet. A clamp has a section which includes pins that engage holes in a recess on the underside of the seat at the rear thereof to secure the clamp to the seat. The clamp has another section which extends from the rear of and beyond the seat and which fits into a space provided when the lid and the seat of the conventional toilet are lifted. In a modified form the clamp has end sections which extend beyond the sides of the seat at the rear thereof, and which end sections support user support members or the like, for enhancing the use of the seat for those who have need for same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Inventor: Michael M. Locarno
  • Patent number: 5005223
    Abstract: A foldable, portable toilet seat is provided having foldable front and rear sections that are pivotably connected by hinges. The lower surface of each front section includes a downwardly extending flange for engaging a conventional toilet seat to prevent slipping or movement. The flange of each front section interfits within a hollow raised portion of the corresponding rear section when the sections are folded for convenient transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Children On The Go, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark H. Greenwood
  • Patent number: 4944058
    Abstract: A bed with an integrated commode includes a mattress (10) and bed frame with a hole (26) disposed therein. The hole (26) is operable to receive the outer peripheral edge of the commode seat (14). A sanitary insert (12) is provided which has an upper surface (24) that is disposed over the mattress (10) or moisture-proof mattress cover and attached thereto by a hook and loop type attachment device (28). The sanitary insert (12) extends downward into the interior of the bowl with a downward extending portion (30). A commode seat (14) is operable to be disposed on the upper surface of the rim (22) and hold the sanitary insert (12) therein. The seat (14) has a splash guard (16) that extends from the interior surface thereof downward into the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Inventors: Monte Carnahan, Gayle A. Carnahan
  • Patent number: 4930165
    Abstract: A folding commode seat for use primarily by wheel-chair bound persons, which seat includes a generally C-shaped panel constructed of a vinyl-dipped foam material and having a flexible hinge therein at a base end thereof, with spaced panel segments extending forwardly from the flexible hinge and terminating in spaced relationship at the opposite ends. A pair of short web straps are secured in spaced relationship to the inside margins of each of the folding panel segments and a pair of longer Velcro straps are attached in spaced relationship to the outside of the folding panel segments opposite the web straps, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Inventor: Arlon R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4747167
    Abstract: Impact absorbing bumpers are contoured to be seated on the supporting surfaces of toilet bowl rims in cross-sectional alignment therewith at angularly spaced locations before attachment to the underside of a toilet seat. The toilet seat when hingedly mounted on the toilet bowl is displaced to its lowered position for attachment to the seated bumpers by adjustable attaching means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Inventor: Harold D. Adams
  • Patent number: 4638515
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasably maintaining a toilet seat in a generally vertical position comprises a mounting member adapted to be secured to the toilet tank in a position to engage a toilet seat and maintain the same when moved to a general vertical orientation. According to one embodiment, a hook is forced upwardly due to movement of the toilet seat to the vertical position, and is positioned outwardly at the tank to allow the seat and toilet cover to move past the hook which then maintains these in the vertical position. Manual movement of the toilet seat past the hook will cause the hook to move upwardly to thereby allow the toilet seat to move therepast. As the hook starts to maintain the toilet seat, the toilet cover is also maintained by the hook as it cannot move past the toilet seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Inventors: Anthony Caputo, Gary P. Culter
  • Patent number: 4638514
    Abstract: A raised superimposed toilet seat and bidet-like device in combination is disclosed, wherein the raised seat is superimposed on the bowl of a conventional toilet and the bidet-like device is arranged in a clearance channel on the underside of the seat, and is displaceable from a non-use to a use position for providing a cleansing action for sanitary or healing purposes, as the case may be.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Inventor: Kurt Landsberger
  • Patent number: 4635303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable toilet-seat and, in particular, to a foldable toilet-seat for children around the age of 3 to 10. The invention comprising of a mini toilet-seat, a supporting board, handrail and etc. The mini toilet seat lies in between the stool cover and toilet seat. If the foldable toilet seat is not in use, mini toilet-seat, handrail, supporting board can be folded at predetermined pivots, and it leans against the front edge of water tank. When the foldable toilet-seat is in use, the mini toilet-seat retains on toilet seat and the size of mini toilet-seat can have suitable dimension for children, additionally, the height of supporting board is also convenient for all ages of children. The said supporting board is provided for children to go up and to sit on the stool and to place his legs without having the assitance from their parent. Since the legs can be firmly placed on supporting board, therefore, it enhances comfort and safety while sitting on the mini toilet-seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Inventor: Peng Shih
  • Patent number: 4615055
    Abstract: The invention relates to an accessory for a toilet receptacle which includes an auxiliary seat adapted to be positioned on the existing ring seat of a toilet receptacle and act as a toilet seat for small children. The auxiliary seat is mechanically connected to a platform which can serve as a step for small children to enable them to seat themselves on the auxiliary seat, the seat including the platform being displaceable between inoperative and operative positions, so that use of the toilet receptacle by adults is not unduly inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Inventor: Hendrik P. Botes
  • Patent number: 4534072
    Abstract: A structure is provided to enable small children to sit safely on top of a water closet (W.C.) bowl, such structure comprising two legs between which--at a height slightly above the height of a standard W.C. bowl--there is provided a seat with an aperture small enough to prevent an infant to slip therethrough, the said seat extending horizontally away from the said legs, there being further provided, extending horizontally in opposite direction to that of the seat, and at a lower level relative to the seat, a step onto which an infant can step and from the upright position on the step can comfortably sit down on the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Inventor: Mordechai Lipski
  • Patent number: 4517689
    Abstract: A toilet seat (12) usable for both handicapped and non-handicapped users is disclosed. A seat (20) is pivotally positioned atop seat (18) which in turn is pivotally connected to the toilet (14) by base member (16). The toilet seat may operate as an elevated seat with seat (20) in horizontal position or a standard elevation seat with seat (20) and vertical position, or, for cleaning, with both seats in a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1985
    Inventors: John T. Smith, John R. Smith
  • Patent number: 4516279
    Abstract: A universal child's toilet trainer adaptable and usable with the conventional commode provides an auxiliary toilet seat which in a use position lies on top of the conventional toilet seat and which in a storage position rests against the lid of the commode. The child's toilet trainer comprises an auxiliary toilet seat, a pair of extension arms attaching the auxiliary toilet seat to the conventional toilet lid, and a pick-up unit attached to the conventional lid for moving the auxiliary toilet seat between an operational position and a storage position. The pick-up unit has a strip with a pair of projections secured to the lid. A cut-out on each extension arm fits onto a projection. A hook on the strip engages an opening in the auxiliary seat so as to raise the auxiliary seat to the storage position from the operational position. Alternatively, the auxiliary toilet seat is connected to the commode and a protrusion on the underside of the conventional lid engages the opening in the auxiliary seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Inventor: Richard M. Block
  • Patent number: 4462122
    Abstract: A raised toilet seat is superimposed upon the bowl of a conventional toilet. A clamp has a section which fits into a space provided when the lid and the seat of the conventional toilet are lifted, and has another section which fits around the back end of the raised superimposed toilet seat and engages the underside thereof, whereby the raised superimposed toilet seat is secured to the conventional toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Assignee: Maddak, Inc.
    Inventor: John Broeils
  • Patent number: 4461046
    Abstract: A multiple toilet seat assembly of the type that permit the selective use of an appropriate sized opening for use by a particular individual e.g. an adult or a child and which affords greater safety due to the elimination of side-to-side lateral movement and more sanitary in that any wetting upon the child seat is prevented from coming in contact with the adult seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1984
    Inventor: Harold D. Adams
  • Patent number: 4234974
    Abstract: A seating device is disclosed for use with a water closet to aid a patient in recovering from a rectum operation such as a colostomy operation or the like. The device is suitable for use with a conventional water closet comprising a bowl having an upper terminating ring. The improvement comprises seat means being positionable above the terminating ring of the bowl for providing a seating surface. The seating surface includes a first support extending around the terminating ring of the bowl in a conventional manner. The invention comprises a second support portion extending across the bowl to substantially cover the back region of the bowl to support the area of incision of the patient. The device may comprise a resilient pillow or a plastic member for positioning on a conventional water closet seat. In the alternative, the device may be permanently mounted to replace the conventional water closet seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Inventor: J. Bradford MacDonald
  • Patent number: 4213211
    Abstract: A toilet seat elevator device which is adapted to be pivotally attached to a toilet bowl and to pivotally support a toilet seat on its upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: Bemis Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Bemis, John E. Rummele
  • Patent number: 4207628
    Abstract: A toilet seat and an overlying bidet basin replacing the toilet seat cover. The toilet seat has enlarged inward sloping opposite middle portions for the supportive engagement of the user's thighs and an opening including enlarged front and rear portions and a relatively narrow middle portion. The lack of any support areas in the front and rear portions of the seat in combination with the inwardly sloped configuration of the enlarged opposite middle portions positions the user into a semi-squat position, thighs and buttocks spread apart, legs angled upwardly, body bent forward at the waist, over the middle portion of a toilet bowl. The enlarged front and rear portions of the opening allow the insertion of the hand for blotting and wiping and prevent soiling. The bidet basin is pivoted down over and into the toilet seat and is consisting of a bidet seat portion which overlies the toilet seat and a bidet bowl portion which penetrates and covers the opening of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Inventor: Manfred Ibel
  • Patent number: 4181988
    Abstract: An adjustable size toilet seat is provided having a primary seat and an auxiliary seat structure which is relatively adjustable to reduce the effective seat opening. The primary seat includes longitudinally extending but laterally spaced side elements having inwardly facing longitudinal edges defining a fixed opening. The auxiliary seat structure includes longitudinally extending and laterally spaced seat elements which are carried by said primary seat for transverse movement relative to each other in adjusting the effective size of the seat opening. Each of the auxiliary seat elements have inwardly facing, longitudinally extending edges which are of the same configuration as the edges of the primary seat and are selectively displaceable from a position underlying a respective side element of the primary seat to a relatively inward position defining a reduced size seat opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Inventor: Bill Skaggs
  • Patent number: RE32807
    Abstract: A multiple toilet seat assembly of the type that permit the selective use of an appropriate sized opening for use by a particular individual e.g. an adult or a child and which affords greater safety due to the elimination of side-to-side lateral movement and more sanitary in that any wetting upon the child seat is prevented from coming in contact with the adult seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: Adams Safety Seats, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold D. Adams