Abstract: A seat cover comprises a sheet of biodegradable material wound about itself so as to define a hollow core, with the hollow core having an interior perimeter sufficiently large so as to fully encompass a toilet seat about a trans-axial perimeter thereof when inserted thereover. A seat cover also may comprise a plurality of biodegradable balls connectedly associated with a substrate, wherein the substrate has substantially the shape of a toilet seat. A method of making a seat cover comprises winding a sheet of biodegradable material about an object having a trans-axial perimeter about the same size as a toilet seat, wherein a wind partially overlaps a preceding wind such that winding progresses in an axial direction along the object with each successive wind, and removing the wound sheet from the object. A method of making a seat cover also comprises connectedly associating a plurality of biodegradable balls to a substrate along an exterior surface thereof, wherein the substrate has the shape of a toilet seat.
Abstract: The reusable, portable toilet seat has a planform congruent with a conventional toilet seat and includes a base of corrugated sheet material with a sheet of air-filled plastic wrap thereover and a layer of non-woven batting overlying the air-filled material. The core materials are covered on their upper and lower surfaces with thin plies of flexible, liquid impervious plastic. The cover sheets are heat sealed to one another along their inner and outer edges to prevent contamination and deterioration of the internal structure. At least one ply of cover material extends outwardly beyond the outer periphery of the core materials to drape over the toilet seat and rim of the bowl when the portable seat is secured to an existing toilet seat by suction cups extending from the base material. The portable toilet seat is washable for convenience, and may be folded for compact storage within a provided storage bag.
Abstract: Presently disclosed is a seat cover including a sheet of biodegradable material wound about itself so as to define a hollow core, the hollow core having an interior perimeter sufficiently large so as to fully encompass a toilet seat about a trans-axial perimeter thereof when inserted thereover. Also disclosed is a seat cover including a plurality of biodegradable balls connectedly associated with a substrate, wherein the substrate has substantially the shape of a toilet seat. Also disclosed is a method of making a seat cover including winding a sheet of biodegradable material about an object having a trans-axial perimeter about the same size as a toilet seat, wherein a wind partially overlaps a preceding wind such that winding progresses in an axial direction along the object with each successive wind, and removing the wound sheet from the object.
Abstract: An architecture is presented that provides an insulating device that is simply and easily applied to a variety of conventional toilet seats. The insulating device is designed to maintain comfortable toilet seat temperatures, decreasing the likelihood that a user will feel cold. The insulating device is easily attachable to and removable from most existing conventional toilet seats, and is easily customizable with little skill or effort. Once applied, the insulating device provides a comfortable sitting surface that instantly feels warm to the touch.
Abstract: A protective toilet seat cover comprising in combination a sheet of foldable flexible material having an overall size to cover the toilet, the sheet having a top panel defining a through opening to register with and overlie the toilet bowl, the sheet having opposite side panels configured to hang downwardly at opposite sides of the toilet, the side panels having upright front edges, the sheet having a front panel configured to hang downwardly at the front of the toilet, the front panel having spaced edges that extend upwardly and sidewardly to define front panel upper portions separate from the side panels, and that hang in protective overlying relation to front edges of the side panels.
Abstract: An application for a foldable potty seat includes a planar base portion being of a shape and shape similar to a typical toilet seat and having a portal. The foldable potty seat has two wings extending outwardly from sides of the planar base portion with at least one wing score line transecting each of the wings and two folding score lines transecting the planar base portion from one side to the other side. The folding score lines enabling folding of the planar base portion for transportation and the folding score lines not transecting the portal. The wings tuck under the typical toilet seat and are held in place by standoffs that separate the typical toilet seat from the toilet bowl.
Abstract: One example embodiment includes a system for preventing contaminants on a toilet seat coming in contact with a user. The system includes a substrate. The system also includes a sanitizing substance, where the sanitizing substance is embedded in at least a portion of the substrate.
Abstract: A disposable toilet seat cover apparatus is for use on the existing seat of a toilet. The apparatus is provided in a textured biodegradable water soluble material and resists slippage on the seat. A pull tab provides for the gas chamber within the valve assembly of the initially compactly folded apparatus to release a compressed gas to fill the seat cover/cushion. After use, the apparatus' biodegradable makeup provides for either discarding in a trash bin or for deposit into the bowl water, where the apparatus quickly deflates and dissolves. Any of the apparatus not immediately dissolved in the bowl water is easily flushed.
Abstract: A toilet seat cover includes a pair of symmetrical pads. When the pads are placed on a toilet seat, anti-slip portions provided at one side of each of the pads contact the toilet seat and firmly position the pads on the toilet seat so as to reliably prevent direct contact between human skin and the toilet seat. Thus, the toilet seat cover is reliable for sanitary use of public toilets.
Abstract: A disposable sanitary protector for sink basins is provided in the form of a generally rectangular cover with two non-parallel low-tack adhesive strips on the underside, one of each strip being on the underside of the cover near the left and right edges. The non-parallel low-tack adhesive strips increase the probability of engaging the rim of sinks with either a curved or linear shape at the sides of the sink. An optional perforated slit is provided to allow a portal for the faucet assembly to protrude. A second differently sized backup slit is provided in the event the first slit tears. The cover is made of fabric, paper, plastic or a like material.
Abstract: A toilet seat covering for use with a portable toilet includes an anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, exterior surface that surrounds a pliable interior that creates an opening which overlays a waste opening in the portable toilet. The pliable interior preferably includes heat activated foam that forms to the rear of the user. A handle extends from a front of the toilet seat covering.
Abstract: A disposable protector for the seat ring or upper part of a toilet, is configured to protect the sides and front part of the toilet. The protector includes one piece which covers the ring of the toilet seat or, in the absence of a seat, the upper end of the toilet, thereby protecting the user in relation to toilet.
November 14, 2003
Date of Patent:
May 15, 2007
Raquel Fernandez Escortell, legal representative, Albert Fernandez Mateu, deceased
Abstract: The disclosure describes a commode liner made from a first and a second opposing member defining a top with an opening, a bottom, and a pair of opposing sides. The pair of opposing sides includes a separation distance D, which varies from the top to the bottom, and the distance D is larger at the top than at the bottom. The opposing members can be formed from a latently dispersible barrier composite material including an exposed low strength barrier component, an internal water sensitive layer, and a water permeable, inextensible, water dispersible support layer. When exposed to aqueous conditions on the barrier side, the composite prevents it from passing through to the other layers. When exposed to aqueous conditions on the opposite side, the commode liner readily disperses and may be disposed of by flushing in a toilet, for example. Examples of barrier layers include polylactic acid. Examples of water sensitive layers include polyvinyl alcohol.
December 21, 2001
Date of Patent:
August 31, 2004
Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Earle H. Sherrod, John E. Kerins, Richard L. Shick, Ann L. McCormack
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.
Abstract: A sink apron for absorbing excess water from bathroom sink counters comprising of a towel-like material 24 attached by adhesive or stitches 32 to a layer of light-weight rubber base 26. The sink apron encircles the washbasin in the shape of a semi-oval and is separable into two pieces to provide customization to any sink size. The sink apron easily detaches and reattaches using hook-and-loop fasteners 28, 30 sewn on opposing ends of the pieces. For sinks wherein the sink fixture is built outside of the washbasin, the sink apron comprises of a hole 22 to allow the apron to encircle the sink fixture.