Securing Means Patents (Class 4/245.3)
  • Patent number: 10182687
    Abstract: The splash guard for plunging a toilet includes a corrugated panel having a top layer and a bottom layer. There is a first portion with first flaps and a second portion with second flaps, respectively. The front side of the first portion is hinged to the back side of the second portion by either the top layer or the bottom layer. The corrugated panel has a first configuration with the first portion folded to the second portion with the first and second flaps locked in position relative to each other and a second configuration with the first portion flush or coplanar to the second portion with the first and second flaps folded downward. The first portion is locked in position relative to the second portion by the first and second flaps in the second configuration. The corrugated panel is placed to cover a toilet bowl in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick Gwen
  • Patent number: 8656523
    Abstract: A disposable, biodegradable toilet seat cover is described. The toilet seat cover is formed of two or more layers including a top layer formed of a cold water soluble film, such as PVA, and a base layer formed of a tissue paper, such as toilet paper. The layers are held together by a water-soluble adhesive or glue. In use, the base layer absorbs moisture from the toilet seat and the top layer keeps the moisture away from the user. The top layer dissolves in cold water and the base layer decomposes in the plumbing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Val Vaniakin
  • Publication number: 20140013497
    Abstract: The pliable portable toilet seat cover device provides several features that are beneficial to a user. The seat cover removably fits between the seat and the lid of an existing toilet. The bottom layer provides a true barrier between an existing toilet seat and a user. The bottom layer is comprised of plasticized material that is also bactericidal and fungicidal. The top layer is provided in the same and also in various other materials that are attractive and that provide a more comfortable skin touch. The top layer is removably affixed to the bottom layer. The flaps make positioning of the seat cover easier and provide a degree of retention to a toilet seat with the device in the correct position for use. The flaps also prevent toilet water splash that might otherwise exit the toilet between the seat and the bowl rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Antoinette Mitchell, Clete Birkett
  • Patent number: 8418273
    Abstract: A protective covering for a toilet seat and toilet bowl is described, which prevents bodily contact with potentially germ-infected or wet surface areas of a toilet seat and a toilet bowl. The toilet seat and toilet bowl covering disclosed herein is particularly suitable for use by small children and is readily adaptable to accommodate toilet seats and toilet bowls of varying sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Natosha Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20120222203
    Abstract: A toilet seat cover, comprising a surface element comprising an annulus and adapted to fully cover a toilet seat, and with at least an upper surface suitable for comfortable contact with a human posterior, a plurality of flaps, integral to the surface element and arranged in pairs, each pair of flaps positioned axially one from the other with one flap extending outwardly from an outer circumference of the surface element and one flap extending inwardly from an inner circumference of the surface element, and a plurality of fastening means on or attached to the distal ends of each flap, wherein each pair of flaps is adapted so that each pair of flaps may be fastened together using the fastening means on or attached to the distal ends of each flap in order to firmly attach the surface element to an upper surface of a toilet seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Zenaida Diolata Hiltz
  • Publication number: 20120216342
    Abstract: A disposable, biodegradable toilet seat cover is described. The toilet seat cover is formed of two or more layers including a top layer formed of a cold water soluble film, such as PVA, and a base layer formed of a tissue paper, such as toilet paper. The layers are held together by a water-soluble adhesive or glue. In use, the base layer absorbs moisture from the toilet seat and the top layer keeps the moisture away from the user. The top layer dissolves in cold water and the base layer decomposes in the plumbing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Val Vaniakin
  • Publication number: 20120131740
    Abstract: A device for resurfacing seats including a reusable seat cover adapted to be utilized multiple times and adapted to be sanitary. A device for resurfacing toilet seats including a seat cover and means for attaching the seat cover to the seat. A method for resurfacing seats including attaching a seat cover to a seat, where the seat cover can be utilized multiple times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Michael Rone
  • Publication number: 20090276945
    Abstract: Sanitary Cover is a spring-loaded, pressure activated device that can be attached to a toilet seat and has flaps that move out of and into place when pressure is placed on the toilet seat and removed from the toilet seat, respectively. To use Sanitary Cover, a user could mount the device to a conventional toilet seat using the brackets. When a person sits on the toilet seat after proper installation, the weight of the user will cause the springs to flip the flaps open into the toilet bowl. When a user stands up, the pressure will be removed, permitting the springs to flip the flaps back to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventor: Randy Sether
  • Publication number: 20090183303
    Abstract: A disposable sanitary cover for a toilet and methods of using the cover. The cover includes a continuous single sheet dimensioned to cover a seat of the toilet and has a front portion, first and second side portions, and a rear portion, all surrounding a generally central opening of the sheet. The sheet may comprise a material which substantially dissolves in response to being placed in a water-based liquid having a temperature within a pre-selected temperature range. The cover may be secured to the seat by means of first and second side overhanging portions of the sheet which are operable to be tucked underneath the seat. The sheet may have a front overhanging portion enveloping front portions of the seat and toilet and connected to the first and second side overhanging portions to form a pocket. The sheet may have at least one protrusion oriented to protrude in a direction away from the toilet, and operable to be used as a sanitary grip to facilitate removal of the sheet from the toilet seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: SSS Ventures International Corporation
    Inventor: Margarita Egle (Roslin) Stewart
  • Publication number: 20090070921
    Abstract: A collapsible, portable, lightweight, disposable potty training device that may be carried inconspicuously into any private or public restroom and that may be securely fitted onto a conventional toilet seat quickly and effortlessly, with the use of minimum stall space, to be used in teaching children to use toilets and at the same time to maintain the utmost hygiene. The training device is disposable and constructed of inexpensive materials for single use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: JOHN F. YOUNG
  • Patent number: 7356855
    Abstract: A generally rectangular shaped disposable paper sheet for use as a toilet seat cover, comprising a die cut line shaped as an open ended oval, which divides the sheet into a central elongated ovally shaped portion and an outer seat covering portion. Within the central portion of the seat cover, there are a pair of finger holes and an additional discrete arcuate perforation. Each finger hole is not fully cut in 360 degrees but has a portion that is retained onto the central portion of the paper sheet so that, when the finger hole is used to tear the die cut line, the retained portion increases strength of the finger hole, which promotes more easily and efficiently tearing the entire central portion downwardly away from the outer covering portion which rests on and covers the toilet seat. The arcuate perforation enables the toilet seat cover to be more efficiently and rapidly flushed down the toilet bowl due to ability that the toilet water to pass through the perforation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Worldwide Integrated Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred I. Morad, Todd M. Carlson
  • Patent number: 7328465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a generally rectangular shaped disposable paper sheet for use as a toilet seat cover, comprising a die cut line shaped as an open ended oval, which divides the sheet into a central elongated ovally shaped portion and an outer seat covering portion. A pair of finger holes are cut into the central portion of the paper sheet so that, when the finger holes are used to tear the die cut line, the entire central portion can be easily torn downwardly away from the outer covering portion which rests on and covers the toilet seat. The holes are not cut in a full 360 degree circle but have a portion that is retained onto the central portion of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Worldwide Integrated Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred I. Morad
  • Publication number: 20070271690
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a disposable toilet shield. In one embodiment of the present invention, the disposable toilet shield includes a seat cover, a front tongue that attaches to the seat cover along a tongue-shaped perforation, and a rear tongue that attaches to the seat cover near a rear edge of the seat cover. The front tongue can be separated from the seat cover along the tongue-shaped perforation, and remains attached to the seat cover near a front edge of the seat cover. The seat cover shields a user from contacting a toilet seat, the front tongue shields a user from contacting the front of a toilet bowl, and the rear tongue dampens splashing of toilet water and reduces the amount of user waste left in the toilet bowl after the toilet is used and flushed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventor: Omar Revelo
  • Patent number: 7254845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a generally rectangular shaped disposable paper sheet for use as a toilet seat cover, comprising a die cut line shaped as an open ended oval, which divides the sheet into a central elongated ovally shaped portion and an outer seat covering portion. As one preferred embodiment, the present invention includes the addition of a pair of finger holes into the central portion of the paper sheet so that, when the finger holes are used to tear the die cut line, the entire central portion can be easily torn downwardly away from the outer covering portion which rests on and covers the toilet seat. In another preferred embodiment of the present invention, a reinforcement is applied around the finger holes to make them stronger so that they will not tear when the force of the fingers is applied to tear the die cut portion away from the seat cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Worldwide Integrated Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred I. Morad
  • 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: 6862752
    Abstract: In an inside of a cassette 11 which is stored integrally with a toilet seat lid 1, a plurality of toilet seat covers 12 are stored, and by opening and closing of the toilet seat lid 1 which stores the cassette 11, a part of the toilet seat cover 12 which is exposed from a lower lid 7 of the cassette 11 contacts an adhesive button 3 which is disposed on a toilet set 14 or a seat 2 of the toilet seat and adheres to this, and thereby, the toilet seat cover 12 is set on the toilet seat 14 or the seat 2 of the toilet seat. Also, in order to facilitate refilling of the toilet seat covers 12 into the inside of the cassette 11, disposed are fixing means and opening and closing means by which the toilet seat lid 1 and the cassette 11, and an upper lid 5 and the lower lid 7 of the cassette 11 can be easily detached and attached, or opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Ohba
    Inventor: Shunji Ohba
  • Patent number: 6742196
    Abstract: A spa cover remover has a spa cover support including a pair of parallel side bars at opposite respective sides of a spa, the side bars having upper and lower ends, with a crossbar extending between the upper ends of the side bars, a pivot shaft extending between the lower ends of the side bars and rigid connections between the lower end of the side bars and the pivot shaft and between the upper ends of the side bars and the crossbar. The spa cover support is pivotable about the longitudinal axis of the pivot shaft and a resilient connection between the spa cover support and the spa allows pivotation of the spa cover support about that axis to locate the crossbar, with a spa cover folded over the crossbar, in a supporting position offset from above the spa. The crossbar, the pivot shaft and the side arms are each made of telescopically interengaged and adjustable sections to enable the spa cover remover to be adapted to spas of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: ABC SPA Cover Removal Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Leon LaHay
  • Publication number: 20040098797
    Abstract: The invention proposes a plumbing fixture block, which has seatings for a mixing device and a shut-off valve. Furthermore, the plumbing fixture block has seatings to accommodate at least one nonreturn valve and one pipe air-release valve. The nonreturn valve and the pipe air-release valve are located one behind the other in a water channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventor: Bernd Kronenbitter
  • Patent number: 6711756
    Abstract: A toilet seat cover that includes a sheet of impermeable material and at least one section of adhesive material. The section of adhesive material having an upper surface and a lower surface, the lower surface of the section of adhesive material being attached to the sheet of impermeable material using an adhesive of a high peel strength that prevents the section of adhesive material from being easily removed from the sheet of impermeable material. The upper surface of the section of adhesive material having an adhesive of a low peel strength, so that the sheet may be folded upon itself to cover the upper surface of section of adhesive material, so that unfolding of the sheet of impermeable material exposes the upper surface of the section of adhesive material, so that the upper surface of the section of adhesive material may then be placed on the surface of a toilet seat to retain the toilet seat cover over the toilet seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Sheila Mollendor
  • Patent number: 6694535
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a potty liner 1 made of a semi-permeable liner sheet 2 of very light material. Facing sides of the liner sheet 2 are provided with elastic members 3 and a perforation 4. The contraction of the elastic members 3 gives the liner sheet 2 a bag like shape with three open sides 8. Soft, flexibel and very light the contracted potty liner 1 is inserted easily in varying shapes of a child potty 6 and held in place by the elastic members 3 wrapped around the rim of the potty 6. On removing the potty liner 1 the contracted liner sheet 2 retains the solid waste, while liquids are emptied with the potty 6. The elastic members 3 are tom off along the perforation 4 for disposal in the garbage. The rest of the liner sheet 2 is flushed down the toilet together with the human solid waste. The potty liner 1 helps a parent or caretaker 7 to easily dispose of human solid wastes, i.e. in a decent, hygenic and ecologically acceptable way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Donata Marialuisa Gianesi Gschwind
  • Publication number: 20030221248
    Abstract: The invention relates to hygienic covers for toilet seats and specifically to a disposable cover that is designed to adhere to the seat and cover both the sides of the seat and a portion of the sides of the bowl as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventor: Darlene Bedley
  • Publication number: 20030024037
    Abstract: A supportive toilet seat wrap for toddlers is disclosed. The toddler toilet seat wrap is comprised of a non-slip flexible sheet that has front, back, and side portions that define an opening to accomodate the toddler. The side portions are long enough to stretch over and thus blanketing an adult toilet seat while the non-slip flexible sheet provides a sanitary and stable platform for the toddler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventor: Charles Vreugde
  • Patent number: 6484328
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for improved toilet hygiene. One aspect of the present invention provides an improved toilet seat cover having an affinity for a toilet seat. Another aspect of the present invention provides a method for rendering a toilet seat cover in a state wherein the cover possesses an affinity for a toilet seat. Such affinity can be established in a variety of ways, including by way of disparate surface charges (e.g., by triboelectric charging).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventor: Jeffery D. Frazier
  • Patent number: 6385783
    Abstract: Non-slip ergonomic pads are disposed on opposite sides of the upper surface of a toilet seat for supporting the gluteus maximus of a user while helping to align the pelvis and spine when the user is seated on the toilet seat. The pads are formed of a durable non-slip material which deforms slightly when sat upon and has a memory to return to its original form when the pressure of the user seated on the toilet seat is removed. The pads may include a single layer or multiple layers of open celled sponge rubber or other material. When the pads have multiple layers, the layers may exhibit a continuous gradient of values of indentation force deflection. The material should be of substantially uniform thickness so as to provide uniform pressure distribution and firm support. The pads have non-slip characteristics without being sticky to the touch. The pads may have a cloth surface layer to provide a printable surface to contain printing, advertising or a design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Scott Norman Eliason
  • Publication number: 20010032354
    Abstract: Said Rainbow Fresh/Clean & Fresh disposable & washable Bathroom/toilet liners/Pads fit/stick to/around the bottom rim of the toilet seat. Some of said liners are designed to stick to or fit/attach snugly around the base of the toilet against the floor. Other said liners stick to the base of the toilet on each side. Said liners absorb moisture, urine, stains and fight germs. Said liners deodorize. Said liners that fit around the floor and some used at the base of the toilet at each side are washable. Some of said Rainbow Liners form the color of a rainbow as the absorption process takes place. The Clean & Fresh liners do not form the color of a rainbow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventor: Darlene Denise Jarvis