Seat Patents (Class 4/237)
  • Patent number: 10299640
    Abstract: A sanitary washing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a base plate and a body part. The base plate has a pair of mounting holes that corresponds to a pair of through-holes formed on an upper surface of a toilet bowl and is mounted on the upper surface of the toilet bowl by inserting fastening members mounted on the pair of mounting holes through the pair of through-holes. The body part incorporates a functional component that includes a washing nozzle, and is mounted on the toilet bowl via the base plate. Furthermore, a mounting part for the body part is formed only between the pair of mounting holes on the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi Rokuta, Akihiro Ashihara, Yukari Kawazu, Tomoaki Suetsugu, Masayuki Mochita
  • Patent number: 10136772
    Abstract: A toilet seat includes a body, a bottom plate, and a joining member. The body includes a seating part and a side wall part. The side wall part extends from each of an inner end and an outer end of the seating part. The bottom plate includes a bottom plate part and a protrusion part. The bottom plate part and the seating part face each other. The protrusion part protrudes laterally from the bottom plate part and is configured to be pressed by an end of the side wall part. The joining member joins the body and the bottom plate. The joining member is formed of a filling material poured to closely contact a side surface of the bottom plate part and a non-pressing surface other than a surface pressing the protrusion part on the end of the side wall part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hayashida, Nobuhiko Umeda, Hideaki Toma
  • Patent number: 10076214
    Abstract: A toilet seat or receptacle, for use by newborns, infants, toddlers or preschoolers for assisting in their toilet training and toileting. The device includes a seat disposed about an opening, a head/backrest to which is attached a safety belt. It has one or more sound emitting devices to provide predetermined sounds used to induce or encourage the process of urination or defecation. It is configured for use with a toilet or potty or other toilet receptacle. The toilet seat has a left hand ramp portion configured to be disposed at a front left hand end of the toilet seat and configured for raising the left hand knee of the child towards the chest while sitting on the seat. The device also includes a right hand ramped configured to be disposed at a front right hand end of the toilet seat and configured for raising the right hand knee of the child towards the chest while sitting on the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Lee Lee Goh Aow
  • Patent number: 10064773
    Abstract: A patient support device includes an inflatable body having a top sheet, a bottom sheet, and a cavity formed by the top sheet and the bottom sheet, wherein the top sheet and the bottom sheet are coupled together along a peripheral edge. The device further includes a port formed at the peripheral edge to permit inflation of the cavity and configured for connection to an air output device for inflation of the cavity. The port includes an opening configured to receive a portion of the air output device and a strap configured to wrap around at least a portion of the opening to retain the portion of the air output device within the opening. The strap is configured to adjust the size of the opening to retain the portion of the air output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Paul M. Fowler
  • Patent number: 10052000
    Abstract: A toilet includes a bowl and a seat. The bowl includes a base and a rim. The base includes an inner surface and an outer surface. The rim includes an upper surface and an inner surface. The inner surface of the rim extends from the inner surface of the base. The seat includes a plate portion, a neck portion, a skirt portion, a first fastening tab, and a second fastening tab. The plate portion includes an inner edge and an outer edge. The neck portion extends axially from the inner edge of the plate portion. The first fastening tab extends from the neck portion and includes a first aperture having an axis configured to intersect one of the inner surface of the rim and the inner surface of the base. The second fastening tab extends from the neck portion and including a second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Acorn Engineering Company
    Inventor: Darryl Boeltl
  • Patent number: 10039427
    Abstract: A night light supported by a toilet seat assembly for directing illumination toward a toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Veros, Gary Jacobs, DeWayne Davis
  • Patent number: 9918599
    Abstract: A toilet seat includes a lid, a splash guard, and a seat. The splash guard is affixed to a perimeter edge of the seat in a sealed manner. The splash guard is composed of flexible members including a plurality of flat sections being connected by fan-fold pleat sections. The splash guard lays flat for normal seated use, or may be deployed upward to form a vertical barrier to contain and direct any liquids into the toilet bowl. In a preferred embodiment, the splash guard and seat are horseshoe-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Moshe Bensimon
  • Patent number: 9907443
    Abstract: A toilet seat that includes a seat support; a sanitary lifting mechanism securely attached to the lower surface of the seat support, with the lifting mechanism having a handle member that has a rearward portion that is received in the seat support and a forward portion that extends outside of the seat support to facilitate lifting of the seat, and a protective plate member configured and arranged to fit below and within the lower surface of the seat support subjacent the rearward portion of the handle member and extending on both sides thereof to secure the handle member to the seat support; a fastening system for attaching the protective plate member to the lower surface of the seat support; and two or more seat bumpers that minimize contact of the lower surface of the seat support with the toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Zachary Vinal
  • Patent number: 9770144
    Abstract: A toilet inhibits an occupant from exiting the toilet. Sensors positioned on the toilet detect the application of pressure on the toilet by an occupant that is consistent with an occupant attempting to exit the toilet, and/or movements of an occupant that are consistent with an occupant attempting to exit the toilet. The sensors cause an actuator to change the angle of the toilet seat, which inhibits exiting the toilet. The toilet may also be constructed to signal an attendant when actions by an occupant are consistent with actions indicating an attempt by the occupant to exit the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Rife, Leah Vining
  • Patent number: 9756995
    Abstract: A toilet seat is includes a core with a centrally located aperture disposed therein, sized for receiving and supporting a weight of a human in a seated position for use as a toilet seat. The core is made of a solid material. A cover is affixed to the core at bottom edges of the core forming a gap between the cover and the top surface of the core, between the cover and the side surface of the core, and between the cover and the inside surface of the core. Gel is disposed in the gap, thereby providing a cushioned interface between the core and the human situated upon the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Julie Windle Bryant
  • Patent number: 9642506
    Abstract: There is provided an auxiliary toilet seat with which a toddler can sit astride or sit in a posture like sitting on a chair. An auxiliary toilet seat main body of an auxiliary toilet seat is formed substantially oval. A seating surface of the auxiliary toilet seat main body is formed substantially flat. A splash prevention part is formed at each front and rear part of an inner peripheral part of the auxiliary toilet seat main body. An abutting fixing part having fixing position adjusting means is provided to each of two positions in a front part and rear part on a bottom surface of the auxiliary toilet seat main body. The auxiliary toilet seat is abuttable against a bottom surface of a toilet seat of a western style adult toilet bowl to be fixedly attached to the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: AGATSUMA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 9554679
    Abstract: A quick assembly and disassembly mechanism with a button lock for a toilet cover has a straight tube pivot joint, two stands and two pivot shafts. Each pivot shaft is disposed with pin holes in the radial direction. A lock bar disposed between the pivot shafts can slide side to side. The straight tube is disposed with an operation mechanism to drive the lock bar to slide. A spring is disposed inside the straight tube to reposition the lock bar. The lock bar is disposed with a lock catch and a lock piece with lock hole. The lock catch has an elastic body and a lock piece to limit the sliding of the lock bar and a pivot shaft, which is plugged to the end of the lock bar in sliding way. The lock piece in the end of the lock bar is disposed with a lock hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: XIAMEN R&T PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Diyi Hong, Weiquan Xie, Bing Wang
  • Patent number: 9414900
    Abstract: A feather imping method uses a feather imping pin that attaches a donor feather to a receiving feather. The feather imping pin is inserted into a receiving feather shaft of the receiving feather. Feather imping is performed using the feather imping pin that connects the donor feather and the receiving feather. The feather imping pin fits inside both the receiving feather shaft of the receiving feather and a donor feather shaft of the donor feather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Albara Mohammed Binothman
  • Patent number: 9351614
    Abstract: A quick installation hinge seat of a closestool cover plate includes two hinge shafts and two support seats. Each hinge shaft has a pin hole for connection of a pin provided on each support seat. A button switch is mounted between the two hinge shafts to control the pin in the pin hole. The button switch includes a hinge pipe, a button seat, a lock control rod slidable in the radial direction of the hinge pipe, a spring, and a button to press the lock control rod. Two ends of the lock control rod are axially inserted in the two hinge shafts respectively and slideable radially. Each of the two ends of the lock control rod has a locking plate and an unlocking plate. The locking plate and the unlocking plate are arranged in a stagger manner. Each pin has a locking groove and an unlocking groove thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: HOTI (XIAMEN) PLUMBING INC.
    Inventor: Guobin Chen
  • Patent number: 9301660
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a laminate composite toilet lid and seat and a method of manufacturing thereof. The toilet lid includes a core structural layer having a shape and size associated with the toilet lid. The toilet lid also includes first and second resilient layers disposed on first and second surfaces of the core structural layer. The toilet lid further includes a plurality of exterior layers disposed on exterior surfaces of the core structural layer and the first and second resilient layers, the exterior layers configured to envelop the toilet lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Topseat International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengdong Wu, Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 8925120
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing easy access to a person's bottom while using a toilet or commode includes a thicker-style of seat placed directly over a toilet bowl of the toilet or on a portable commode. The seat includes a pair of side access openings that are located on a left and an opposite right side of the seat. The access openings allow for easy access to the person's bottom for hygienic cleaning after using the toilet or commode. The person reaches through either side access opening while holding toilet paper and wipes their bottom with a side-to-side or front-to-rear motion, thereby reducing a potential risk for contracting a urinary tract infection. An optional shield is disposed under the seat and directs bodily waste material into the toilet bowl or a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Anish Vijay Khiroya
  • Patent number: 8881317
    Abstract: A warm toilet seat contains a toilet seat having a seating surface and a transparent seat heater disposed on the seating surface, the seat heater contains a thin wiring structure having a pitch of 5000 ?m or less and a heat transfer coefficient ? of 100 W/m·K or more, and a material having a heat transfer coefficient ? of 10 to 150 W/m·K is placed in an opening in the thin wiring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Tsukasa Tokunaga
  • Publication number: 20140310865
    Abstract: An anti-splashed assembly is for being disposed on a toilet seat assembly which is pivoted to a platform of a toilet device. The toilet device includes a sink located on the platform. The toilet seat assembly includes a first pivot part and a seat. The seat is pivoted to the first pivot part. The anti-splashed assembly includes an anti-splashed shield pivoted on the platform of the toilet seat assembly. The seat is adapted to pivot relative to the first pivot part to have a first position and a second position. When the seat is at the first position, the anti-splashed shield is inside the sink. When the seat is pivoted from the first position to the second position, the anti-splashed shield is lifted from the sink to cover the first pivot part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Wen-Kuan LIN
  • Patent number: 8850629
    Abstract: A seat for a plumbing fixture includes a substantially rigid base and a cushion. The base includes an upper surface and an underside. The cushion is coupled to the base and includes a radial inward edge and a radial outward edge. At least one of the inward and outward radial edges includes a flange extending toward the other of the inward and outward radial edges, and a portion of the base is positioned above the flange to secure the cushion to the base. A lowermost portion of the at least one of the inward and outward radial edges of the cushion is flush with the underside of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Erich C. Vierkant, III, Brian M. Kaule
  • Publication number: 20140259337
    Abstract: A system that can include at least one wireless proximity sensor, at least one wireless seat controller, and at least one automatic hygienic toilet seat. The at least one wireless proximity sensor can be configured to detect an object within a predetermined proximity to the infrared sensor and to emit a signal to the wireless seat controller. The at least one wireless seat controller can be configured to receive a signal from the at least one wireless proximity sensor and to activate a motor assembly of the at least one automatic hygienic toilet seat to dispense a sanitary tubular material to cover the seat portion of the at least one automatic hygienic toilet seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BRILL HYGIENIC PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles W. Melvin, JR., Jason P. Walton
  • Publication number: 20140230142
    Abstract: A toilet seat apparatus is provided to assist a user between a standing position and a seated position. In one embodiment, the toilet seat apparatus includes a base portion configured to mount to a toilet bowl proximate a rear portion of the base portion, a biasing mechanism connected to the base portion proximate a forward portion of the base portion, a seat portion hingedly connected to the forward portion of the base portion, the seat portion configured to rotate between a fully inclined position and a closed position, and at least one strut having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end connected to the seat portion and the second end connected to the biasing mechanism, wherein the biasing device biases the seat portion into the inclined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: JOBAR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Alan Baker, Jaime Archila
  • Publication number: 20140223652
    Abstract: There are provided a method for manufacturing a toilet seat, and a toilet seat. The method for manufacturing a toilet seat includes: a primary injecting operation to inject a resin into an upper injection mold and a lower injection mold to injection mold an upper body and a lower body constituting a toilet seat body; a heater mounting operation to mount a heater on one surface of the upper body by using a heater jig; a secondary injecting operation to inject a resin in a state in which the upper body and the lower body are brought into contact with each other, to close a gap in the toilet seat body; and a toilet seat body extracting operation to extract the toilet seat body from the upper injection mold and the lower injection mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: COWAY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sung-Worl Jin, Young-Pyo Kim, Chun-Ho Park, Joong-Keun An, Hee-Ju Kang
  • Publication number: 20140215699
    Abstract: A seal for use with a toilet bowl has a horizontal lip with a horizontal ledge beneath the lip. An annular base of the seal is positioned upon the lip. The interior edge of the seal is positioned upon the lip above the interior surface of the toilet bowl. The exterior edge is positioned upon the lip above the exterior surface of the toilet bowl. The central extent of the seal is spaced above the lip. The lower end of an upstanding finger of the seal is integrally formed with the base above the central extent. The upstanding finger has a lower extent in a linear configuration extending outwardly from the vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: SANDRA EILEEN DILLARD
  • Publication number: 20140208493
    Abstract: A mobile split-seat assembly having a support frame including a base, a first vertical support extending upwardly from the base and a second vertical support extending upwardly from the base. A first pivoting arm assembly includes a first seat portion and is supported by the first vertical support so that the first seat portion is pivotable in a horizontal plane relative to the support frame. A second pivoting arm assembly includes a second seat portion and is supported by the second vertical support so that the second seat portion is pivotable in a horizontal plane relative to the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Munir Ahmed
  • Patent number: 8776279
    Abstract: A toilet training system comprises a seat (10) and a complemental base (12). The seat has a central seat member (34) with a curved surface defining a cavity shaped to accommodate a child, with an aperture (36) in its lower surface. The base comprises a cylindrical outer side wall (42) and a partition member extending transversely relative to the side wall to define a receptacle. The partition member has a central portion (50) with a surface which is inclined or curved complementally to the curved surface of the seat member. The seat can be mounted on the base in first and second configurations of the system. In the first configuration, the central portion of the partition member is located relatively close to the seat member, preferably touching it. This corresponds to a training or familiarising mode of use of the system. In the second configuration the partition member is spaced relatively further apart from the seat member, in which mode the system can be used as a potty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Zoe Smith
  • Publication number: 20140096314
    Abstract: A toilet seat assembly has a user operated cleaning feature in the form of a mechanism that includes a plurality of discharge ports formed within a toilet seat cover and being open along the bottom surface of the toilet seat cover. The mechanism also includes a manually operated actuator that is accessible along one surface of the toilet seat cover and a reservoir for containing a sanitizing agent. The actuator is operably coupled to the reservoir and operable to drive the sanitizing agent from the reservoir and out of the discharge ports so as to allow sanitizing agent to be delivered to the top surface of the toilet seat when the actuator is operated with the seat cover in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Ferro
  • Publication number: 20140026304
    Abstract: The invention is a Toilet Seat Stopper used to minimize the lateral movement of a toilet seat. Two plastic devices are attached to the bottom of a toilet seat in the center on opposite sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Nicholas Michael IIvento
  • Publication number: 20130298321
    Abstract: A seat for a plumbing fixture includes a substantially rigid base and a cushion. The base includes an upper surface and an underside. The cushion is coupled to the base and includes a radial inward edge and a radial outward edge. At least one of the inward and outward radial edges includes a flange extending toward the other of the inward and outward radial edges, and a portion of the base is positioned above the flange to secure the cushion to the base. A lowermost portion of the at least one of the inward and outward radial edges of the cushion is flush with the underside of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Erich C. Vierkant, III, Brian M. Kaule
  • Publication number: 20130219605
    Abstract: A siphonic gravity-powered toilet is provided that is a rimless toilet and includes a toilet bowl assembly having a body and an inlet for receiving fluid. The toilet bowl has an interior bowl surface with an upper peripheral portion configured to have a shelf formed therein below an upper peripheral edge of the toilet bowl. The rimless toilet includes a jet having a jet inlet, an outlet and at least one jet channel. A manifold is included which is configured so that fluid entering an inlet of the toilet bowl assembly divides into a portion that enters the inlet of the direct-fed jet and a portion that enters an interior area of the toilet bowl. At least one toilet bowl inlet port is positioned at an upper rear portion of the toilet bowl. The at least one inlet port is configured to receive fluid from the manifold into the interior area of the toilet bowl such that at least a portion of the fluid travels along the shelf of the toilet bowl prior to passing into a lower portion of the toilet bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: AS IP HOLDCO, LLC
    Inventor: AS IP Holdco, LLC
  • Patent number: 8499368
    Abstract: The invention relates to a toilet system (1) for installation in a vehicle, wherein the toilet system comprises the following components indicated: namely a base (2) which is to be fixed to the vehicle and has a top wall portion, also a toilet bowl (3) which is borne by the top wall portion of the base and has a top peripheral portion preferably bearing a toilet-seat ring (6), further a sewage-retention tank (15) which, in the use position, is arranged, at least in part, beneath the top wall portion, and additionally a guiding, retaining and coupling device which is configured such that the user—preferably from the outside of the vehicle—can pull the correspondingly formed sewage-retention tank out of its use position, in which it can be connected in a liquid-tight manner to the outflow of the toilet bowl (3), remove it from the vehicle and then replace it in said use position, wherein the toilet system (1) is configured such that, even after the base has been fixed to the vehicle, it is possible to make a se
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Dometic GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Wunderlich, Volker Müller
  • Publication number: 20130191980
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing easy access to a person's bottom while using a toilet or commode includes a thicker-style of seat placed directly over a toilet bowl of the toilet or on a portable commode. The seat includes a pair of side access openings that are located on a left and an opposite right side of the seat. The access openings allow for easy access to the person's bottom for hygienic cleaning after using the toilet or commode. The person reaches through either side access opening while holding toilet paper and wipes their bottom with a side-to-side or front-to-rear motion, thereby reducing a potential risk for contracting a urinary tract infection. An optional shield is disposed under the seat and directs bodily waste material into the toilet bowl or a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Anish Vijay Khiroya
  • Patent number: 8464368
    Abstract: A toilet seat elevates from a first elevation to a second elevation. If in the first elevation, the toilet bowl seat appears to be a normal toilet bowl seat. To elevate the toilet bowl seat the toilet bowl seat is guided in a slot and locked into an upper elevation and support legs depend downwardly from the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: Neil Edwards
  • Publication number: 20130145533
    Abstract: The invention concerns a WC seat characterized in that it comprises: a metal tube 3 curved in a U and having a flat top surface, two plugs 8 each closing one end 6 of said metal tube 3 and each having an orifice, said orifices being substantially aligned in a transverse direction, and a tilting spindle 9 received in said transverse orifices in the plugs 8 and fixed in said transverse direction. The invention also concerns a method of producing such a WC seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Philippe Millares, Christian Dubernard, Hugo Delaere
  • Publication number: 20130133131
    Abstract: A toilet seat includes a seat unit, a user-operating unit, and an acting device. The seat unit includes a housing and a seat member that has front and rear portions. The seat member is pivotally connected to the housing at the rear portion. The user-operating unit is mounted in the front portion of the seat member. The acting device is mounted to the seat unit and is driven by the user-operating unit to perform an action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Shao-Yu Peng, Hui-Chuan Liu, Sheng-Chi Lin
  • Publication number: 20130117920
    Abstract: A linear heater is formed of an enamel wire composed of a heating wire and an enamel layer. The heating wire is made of a copper alloy containing silver, for example. The enamel layer is made of polyester imide (PEI), polyimide (PI) or polyamide imide (PAI), for example. The enamel layer is coated with an insulating coating layer. The insulating coating layer is made of fluororesin such as perfluoroalkoxy mixture (PFA), polyimide (PI), or polyamide imide (PAI). The linear heater is bonded to the lower surface of an upper toilet seat casing such that it is sandwiched between a metal foil and a metal foil made of aluminum, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: PANASONIC CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8434171
    Abstract: A commode seat for a rollator, incorporating therein a collapsible telescopic splash guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Free 2 Go Producs
    Inventor: Lesli Jenkins Wang
  • Publication number: 20130097771
    Abstract: A toilet training system comprises a seat (10) and a complemental base (12). The seat has a central seat member (34) with a curved surface defining a cavity shaped to accommodate a child, with an aperture (36) in its lower surface. The base comprises a cylindrical outer side wall (42) and a partition member extending transversely relative to the side wall to define a receptacle. The partition member has a central portion (50) with a surface which is inclined or curved complementally to the curved surface of the seat member. The seat can be mounted on the base in first and second configurations of the system. In the first configuration, the central portion of the partition member is located relatively close to the seat member, preferably touching it. This corresponds to a training or familiarising mode of use of the system. In the second configuration the partition member is spaced relatively further apart from the seat member, in which mode the system can be used as a potty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Zoe Smith
    Inventor: Zoe Smith
  • Patent number: 8418272
    Abstract: A linear heater is formed of an enamel wire composed of a heating wire and an enamel layer. The heating wire is made of a copper alloy containing silver, for example. The enamel layer is made of polyester imide (PEI), polyimide (PI) or polyamide imide (PAI), for example. The enamel layer is coated with an insulating coating layer. The insulating coating layer is made of fluororesin such as perfluoroalkoxy mixture (PFA), polyimide (PI), or polyamide imide (PAI). The linear heater is bonded to the lower surface of an upper toilet seat casing such that it is sandwiched between a metal foil and a metal foil made of aluminum, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Nishimura, Shigeru Shirai, Hideki Ohno, Yoshiharu Shimada, Tomoko Ishida, Yuji Yamamoto, Shinji Fujii, Yoshiko Kurimoto, Kazuya Kondoh, Masahiro Inoue, Toru Ueno
  • Publication number: 20130074252
    Abstract: A warm toilet seat contains a toilet seat having a seating surface and a transparent seat heater disposed on the seating surface, the seat heater contains a thin wiring structure having a pitch of 5000 ?m or less and a heat transfer coefficient ? of 100 W/m·K or more, and a material having a heat transfer coefficient ? of 10 to 150 W/m·K is placed in an opening in the thin wiring structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsukasa TOKUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20130019389
    Abstract: A toilet seat securing device comprising: an elongated body, where the elongated body curves beneath a lateral portion of an underside of a toilet seat and where the elongated body is available as a pair, a single elongated body beneath each lateral portion of the toilet seat; a lip extending perpendicularly from a periphery of the elongated body, where the lip extends in an opposite direction from the toilet seat and where the lip is wider than the toilet seat to fit around an outer rim of a toilet bowl when the toilet seat is positioned atop the toilet bowl; and a plurality of fastening means attached to the elongated body, where the plurality of fastening means secure the toilet seat securing device to the underside of the toilet seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Jimmie Milliron
  • Patent number: 8327471
    Abstract: A mounting assembly mounts a seat to a toilet having a base with a pair of mounting holes. The mounting assembly includes a base member and first and second members for insertion into first and second of the pairs of mounting holes, respectively. The first member is interconnected to the base member. The second member is interconnected to the base member and spaced apart from the first member by a distance. The distance between the first member and the second member is adjustable for creating a clamping force between the first and second members and the first and second mounting holes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Instantlid, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Fielding, Jr., Roy L. Schooler
  • Publication number: 20120304370
    Abstract: An orthopedic toilet seat includes a frame supporting a seat. The frame is moveable over an existing toilet so that the seat is positioned to allow a person to use the toilet when sitting on the seat. The toilet seat may be configured so that the femur to spine, and femur to shin, joint angles are between 90° and 140°. Also, the seat is configured to be disposed at an angle between 5° and 65° above horizontal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Charles Gianfagna, Chitranjan Ranawat
  • Patent number: 8312571
    Abstract: Disclosed are cushioned toilet seats. They have an upper cushion supported on a more rigid base. The base may be removably connected to the cushion via a snap-fit connection, and the cushion can include zones having different durometers around its circumference. The upper cushion may have flexible support legs that extend into a cavity between the base and cushion. In other forms a kit is provided to allow the upper cushion of the seat to be customized by the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Erich C. Vierkant, III, Brian M. Kaule
  • Publication number: 20120272441
    Abstract: A toilet device includes a seat (2) with a pair of side walls (14 & 16) pivotally connected thereto. The side walls are capable of three configurations with respect to the seat portion (2). In a first folded configuration they extend towards one another for compact storage of the device. In a second configuration they extend downwardly in right angles to the seat for use as a chamber pot when supplied with a suitable liner. In a third configuration the side walls extend outwardly away from one another so that the device can be placed on a conventional toilet seat and adapt that seat to the user of the device. Locking and locating means are provided for locking and/or locating the device in the three configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher Lovatt
  • Publication number: 20120266446
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for coupling a toilet seat hinge to a toilet flange includes a bolt with a proximal end including an upper flange and threaded distal end, a nut with a threaded opening that receives the threaded distal end of the bolt and a plurality of radial openings, and a set screw. The radial openings extend from a first end proximate to the threaded opening to a second end on the outer periphery of the nut. The set screw is received in one of the radial openings. The set screw provides a pressure to the threaded distal end of the bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Michael R. Leibfried
  • Patent number: 8292241
    Abstract: An apparatus to store a child's potty seat with A design open at the top and front, incorporating multiple means for attaching the device for concealing, and A means to secure a boy deflector shield, and A pedestal to stand the device on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: Sheniece La Rhette Coley, Dalayna Jonite Coley
  • Publication number: 20120233754
    Abstract: An easy and economical devise to prevent slippage of toilet seats while in use and at the same time prolong life of existing seats and hinges by removing stress off of the hinge bolt area improving safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: David Edward Simpson
  • Publication number: 20120233755
    Abstract: A toilet seat that is easily liftable and lowerable with the user's foot is described. This foot liftable toilet seat can be attached to any standard toilet. It provides hands free raising and lowering of the seat allowing for more sanitary use of the toilet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Anthony Scott Daniels, Susanne Marie Daniels
  • Patent number: 8209789
    Abstract: A quick-release structure of a toilet cover hinge includes a fixing bolt, a locking base, and a lid. To assemble, the present invention is coupled to a toilet cover. The fixing bolt is inserted into and engaged with a elongated engaging hole, and a stopping block is to press against the bolt head, which locks the toilet seat to the fixing bolt. To disassemble, the user places their fingers into arched notches of the locking base to pull the lid up and to disassemble the toilet cover for replacement or cleaning; the fixing bolt does not need to be unscrewed from the toilet bowl to remove the toilet seat. To reassemble, the locking base directly engages with the fixing bolt, which provides for a quick and convenient assembly and disassembly of the toilet seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: LDR Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Greenspon
  • Patent number: 8185974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toilet in which the bowl (1) has at least one bearing (4) with an open cross section, preferably a curved wall, particularly in the general shape of a C, against which is rotatably engaged at least one part forming a pivot (20) attached to a moving part such as a flap forming a lid, a seat or a urinal, characterized in that said pivot (20) and said bowl each comprise means of mutual magnetic attraction (6) so arranged that said moving part (2) can be moved between a lowered position resting on the bowl (1) or roughly parallel to the upper plane of the bowl, and a raised position, wherein said pivot (20) is engaged in said bearing (4), and this pivot (20) can be separated from said bearing (4) provided said moving part (2) is pulled strongly enough to overcome the force of magnetic attraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Daniel Mauduit
    Inventor: Daniel Mauduit