With Splash Guard Or Water Baffle Patents (Class 4/300.3)
  • Patent number: 10066381
    Abstract: A device that mitigates urine backsplash in most types of conventional urinals. The device includes low-impact angled plates (or fins) to facilitate deflection and mitigate splash back from urine streams. In an aspect, a plurality of flexible or rigid plates are angled towards a user (e.g., sixty degrees), which allows for the urine stream to plane or glide across the respective plate surfaces and not splash back on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Gavin Delaney
  • Patent number: 10058200
    Abstract: A non-skid container having a base portion including a flat portion and a plurality of studs, an outer bowl including a sidewall, a plurality of posts, a top opening, a bottom opening and a recess, wherein the posts are configured to be coupled to the studs, thereby coupling the outer bowl to the base portion and an inner bowl configured to be coupled to the outer bowl by inserting the inner bowl into the recess of the outer bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: AFJ INDUSTRIES LLC
    Inventors: James Smaldone, Al Smaldone
  • Patent number: 9822518
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus mitigating splash-back during the use of a conventional toilet while urinating. The apparatus uses a plurality of upstanding baffles that provide for a large target area mounted on a base with a central opening. Additionally, the baffles rotate into and out of operative configurations, relative to the inner-toilet surface, to allow the use of the toilet for solid waste. The baffles mitigate the effect of splash back as the urine stream makes contact with the baffles and reflects the droplets laterally. Additionally, droplets generated when the urine stream contacts either the base or pool of standing water is mitigated by the baffles intercepting the reflective path back to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jim Arriaga, Edward Yang
  • Patent number: 9801509
    Abstract: A toilet comprises a toilet body. A water inlet end is disposed at a side of the toilet body. The water inlet end is connected to a water inlet pipe. The toilet body has a frame top, and a groove is formed downwardly along the frame top. A water outlet end is disposed on a bottom of the groove. The water outlet end is connected to a discharge pipe. A frame seat portion is formed at a top of a urinal. A flow deflector is extended downwardly from a back end of the frame seat portion. The frame seat portion is covered onto the frame top, and a front end of the frame seat portion is pivotally connected to a front end of the frame top of the toilet abody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Lan-Chung Hou
  • Patent number: 9765506
    Abstract: A splash guard system for includes a toilet that has a bowl and a seat. A guard is positioned within the bowl. A plurality of mounts is provided and each of the mounts is attached to the guard. A plurality of retainers is provided and each of the retainers is attached to an associated one of the mounts. Each of the retainers engages the bowl to retain the guard within the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Brenda Meyer
  • Publication number: 20150143624
    Abstract: Described herein is a toilet anti-splash device comprising a sealed mesh pouch containing a plurality of substantially spherical beads, an elongate flexible tether having a first end coupled to the periphery of the mesh pouch and a second end coupled to a reversible fastener for reversible attachment to a peripheral or outer surface of a toilet bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Wayne Irving
  • Publication number: 20150101115
    Abstract: A urinal includes a urinal body having a top portion, a left sidewall, a right sidewall, and a rear wall, which define an internal cavity, and a bowl having a concave shape. The top portion includes a plenum chamber defined therein, which is configured to receive flush water and is in in fluid communication with the internal cavity of the urinal body via a plurality of baffle holes. A flow restrictor is disposed within the plenum chamber to slow a velocity of water flowing through the plenum chamber. The rear wall of the urinal body includes at least two angled portions extending laterally inward and rearward from the left and right sidewalls. The angled portions meet in a rounded corner. The at least two angled portions and the rounded corner are configured to deflect urine striking the rear wall such that the urine remains within the internal cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel James Danowski, John Kevin Schoolcraft, Himanshu Bhatta
  • Patent number: 8984674
    Abstract: A training urinal attachment mountable to the bowl of a toilet. The attachment includes a resiliently collapsible shell having an intake opening that receives a flow of urine from a standing child and a discharge opening that directs the flow into a collection area of the bowl. The shell is mounted on the rim of the bowl in an area that is covered by the seat of the toilet when lowered. When the seat is lowered, the shell compresses to a collapsed configuration in the area between the seat and the rim. When the seat is raised, the shell expands to an erected configuration in which the intake opening extends above the rim to receive the flow of urine. The discharge opening is visible through the intake opening to provide the child with a target to aid in training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Charles Edward Harris, Charles David Harris
  • Publication number: 20150047114
    Abstract: A mat or other object for attenuating reflective spray during use of a urinal comprises a urine impingement region that includes a plurality of upstanding, flexible bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Ed Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20150040303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toilet provided with a urine splash prevention apparatus, for preventing urine or water from splashing out of a toilet when a user urinates in front of the toilet while standing. The toilet, which has a toilet main body (20) for having a predetermined level of water filled therein and temporarily storing excreta and a seat (32) hinge-coupled to an upper side of the toilet main body (20) and capable of rotating, comprises: a guide frame (110) both ends of which are elastically supported upward and hinge-coupled to an upper part of the toilet main body (20), and which is positioned in a rotatable radius of the seat (32), interlocked with the rotating operation of the seat (32), and vertically rotatable; and a shield (120) fixed to the guide frame (110), for covering the area between the guide frame (110) and the toilet main body (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Hyun Duk UHM
  • Patent number: 8887320
    Abstract: A flow projector device is used between the rim of a toilet bowl and an overlying seat. The flow projector device includes a base having an upper surface, a lower support surface, an inner end, an outer end, and lateral sides extending between the inner and outer ends. The upper surface slopes downwardly from the outer end toward the inner end. The device also includes a return portion and an outer barrier. The return portion extends downwardly from the inner end. The outer barrier extends upwardly from the outer end. The outer barrier includes a recurved surface configured to redirect urine to the upper surface of the base. Urine directed along the upper surface towards the recurved surface can be redirected by the recurved surface back onto the upper surface of the base to flow down the upper surface, past the return portion and into the toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ernest Lee DeZarn, John Dennis Wolfe
  • 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: 8856976
    Abstract: A urine shield comprising a unified single piece flexible plastic sheet with a width that are sufficient to permit the sheet to partly encircle the bowl of the toilet and compression-fitted to the inside of the bowl without any use of fixtures. The sheet includes a left portion having a bottom left end, a center portion, a right portion having a bottom right end. The sheet also comprises two flanges that slope outward from the bottom of the left portion and right portion with a length that decreases as the flange extends from the bottom end of each portion to the center portion. The flanges also extend at an angle less than perpendicular but more than parallel from the each portion. A method of using this urine shield is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Edward Niedzielski, III
  • Publication number: 20140223655
    Abstract: A urine guard is removably positionable on a toilet bowl of the type having vertical interior and exterior edges and a horizontal edge there between. The urine guard has a generally triangular configuration with a long leg above the exterior edge. The urine guard has an apex interiorly of the interior edge at a height beneath the horizontal edge. The urine guard has a vertical wall with a maximum height above the long leg and with a minimum height adjacent to the apex and with no vertical wall at the apex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: SANDRA EILEEN DILLARD
  • Patent number: 8719972
    Abstract: A urine absorption system may comprise a toilet including a bowl having a rim portion with an upper surface. A toilet seat assembly may be mounted on the bowl of the toilet, the seat assembly including a pair of hinge posts mounted on the rim of the bowl. The system includes a urine absorption pad for absorbing stray urine on the upper surface of the rim of the toilet bowl. The absorption pad may be positioned on the upper surface of the rim portion of the bowl, and at least a portion of the absorption pad may be positioned between the pair of hinge posts of the toilet seat assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Carla Baker, Scott Baker
  • Publication number: 20140101835
    Abstract: A urine deflector is disclosed for attachment to the underside of a toilet seat for blocking the gap between the toilet seat and the top of the rim of the toilet bowl at the front, e.g. to prevent urine or splashes from leaking through the gap. The deflector body comprises a length of flexible material with surfaces that are water resistant and taper from an attachment surface to a lower drip edge. When installed, the deflector body is curved to follow the curvature of the rim of toilet bowl and the deflector surface is also preferably concave in vertical cross-section. The attachment surface may comprise a self-adhesive strip. The deflector is low cost, easy to install, and unobtrusive when installed. A flexible universal design may be adapted readily for retrofit installation on standard toilet seats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: James Gregory Notman
  • Patent number: 8640270
    Abstract: A system for reducing splatter on and around a toilet when urinating. The system features a weighted base having a telescopic mounting tube. A posterior base end is placed on a ground surface dose to a toilet. The system features a segmented horizontal arm assembly attached to the mounting tube comprising a first arm segment, a second arm segment, and a third arm segment. The system features a disposable cone storage cone located in the first arm segment containing one or more disposable cones. The system features a brush storage cone located in the second arm segment containing a cleaning solution and a cleaning brush. The system features a urinating cone located in the third arm segment. A urinating aperture is located in a urinating cone posterior end. The system features the toilet having a toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: NUS, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn Garofano
  • Publication number: 20140020165
    Abstract: A potting training device for preventing a potty training child's urine stream from passing through an opening between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl is made of a flexible, water-resistant, preferably non-porous material, having a bendable urine-deflector and a plurality of attachment tabs positioned at the top of, and substantially at right angles to, the bendable urine-deflector, thereby forming an L-shaped configuration. An adhesive material is applied to the surface of each attachment tab and attaches the attachment tabs to the underside of the toilet seat. When not attached to the underside of the toilet seat, the bendable urine-deflector has a flat configuration. In order to attach the potty training device to the underside of the toilet seat, it is manipulated into a curved configuration that matches the curvature of the toilet seat, and is attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: FOR KIDS BY PARENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Conrad, III, Kurt G. Briscoe
  • Publication number: 20140007336
    Abstract: An anti-splash urinal mat is disclosed, comprising a screen portion configured to prevent splatter of urine during use of a urinal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: John Andrew Mills, Christopher Hawker, Jessica Ann Moreland, Joel Beebe
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130219604
    Abstract: The extended barrier closes the space between the bottom of the toilet seat and the top of the toilet bowl preventing an inadvertent discharge of urine by a male from passing through the said space and out of the front of the toilet seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: John Walter Gregg
  • Publication number: 20130061379
    Abstract: A toilet and urinal anti-backsplash configuration and apparatus are provided which preferably include a back wall with a tube built into said back wall so that major portions of urine being deposited into tube are prevented from backsplash toward urine depositor or adjacent surfaces. Said tube is preferably incorporated into the same material, most commonly white porcelain, as the rest of the toilet or urinal, thereby blending in with the fixture housing, and is rinsed via the same flushing system already in place with conventional toilets and urinals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Ross Garner
  • Publication number: 20130055495
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a waste containment system and more particularly a waste containment system having a damping mechanism. The waste containment system including a toilet having a housing with a centrally located opening and a base defining a toilet bowl. A damping mechanism is within the toilet. The damping mechanism includes a base and converging side walls. The side walls converge generally at an acute angle. The damping mechanism located on the base of the toilet bowl and centrally located proximate the opening of the toilet housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Marc Bordonaro
  • Publication number: 20130000027
    Abstract: A flexible urine deflector reduces the inadvertent spray of urine on the surfaces of a toilet during potty training of young boys. The flexible urine deflector does not have to be removed for normal usage and is virtually unseen when the toilet seat is lowered. The flexible urine deflector is easily removable when either the toilet or the deflector needs cleaning. The flexible urine deflector may also include indicia such as trade names or cartoon characters. Deodorant or fragrance saturated materials for masking the smell of urine or other undesirable odors may also be included in some novel aspects. In other aspects, suction cups are formed as part of the flexible sheet portion and connects the flexible sheet portion to the seat and rim of a toilet. In another aspect, the deflector is made of inexpensive paraffin coated paper or similar material and is disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Deborah Marie San Luis, Rafael San Luis
  • Publication number: 20120318688
    Abstract: A transparent, biodegradable, disposable splash shield sized to fit on a toilet bowl rim to prevent splashing of water from the bowl when a plunger is used to free an obstruction in the toilet. The shield is dome shaped and has a gripping bead at a top central portion thereof. A gasket seal is affixed to a bottom marginal edge portion to affect a seal between the shield and the toilet bowl rim. Adhesive material on the underside of the gasket seal, or strips of adhesive tape on the marginal edge of the shield, releasably secure the shield in position. The shield is nestable and may be foldable in half. A toilet kit includes the splash shield, gloves, at least one paper towel, and a flattened box, all packaged in an envelope-like bag that can be used to contain and dispose of these items following use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Robert S. Martinisko
  • Publication number: 20120255109
    Abstract: A rim wrap toilet splash guard to enclose the open upper portion of a toilet bowl to shield and contain liquid and matter splashing from the interior thereof when attempting to unclog or dislodge debris from the plumbing when using a plunger including an upper elongated handle and a lower plunger member, the rim wrap toilet splash guard comprising a cover with an upper opening to receive a portion of the upper elongated handle there through such that when the rim wrap toilet splash guard is operatively mounted on the toilet bowl rim with the lower plunger member disposed therein liquid and matter is shielded and contained when splashed there from when the plunger is used to dislodge debris from the plumbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph Sciallo, Barry Krohn
  • Patent number: 8266731
    Abstract: A toilet seat for use with a Western-style toilet bowl. The seat has a generally-oval, endless base that compliments the shape of the toilet bowl rim. A deflector is fixed to the bottom surface of the base and extends downwardly adjacent the inside surface of the bowl rim. The deflector covers the interior gap between the bottom of the seat and the top of the bowl rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Takara Belmont Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick K. Marra
  • Publication number: 20120137419
    Abstract: A device is provided for placement inside a urinal or toilet, which device is useful for preventing the spill of urine which can be caused due to negligence, intentional behavior or due to an inebriated state of the urinating person. Spill prevention is provided by capturing the attention of the urinating person on the device while the device is inside the urinal or toilet. The attention of the urinating person is captured by a gaming component on the device. This gaming component includes one or more rotatable targets. The one or more rotatable targets are capable of rotating upon a stream of urine being directed onto the one or more rotatable targets. The one or more rotatable targets may have displayed thereon one or more images, permitting a game to be played by the urinating person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Urinal Games, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron S. Hofeling, Jeffrey M. Haverkate
  • Patent number: 8185975
    Abstract: One embodiment of a self cleaning toilet bowl rim cover having a water conveyance (5) one end of which is hydraulically connected to water intake valve (9) the other end of water conveyance (5) opens over higher end of inclined surface (1) which slopes downward to drain (4) which is positioned over toilet bowl interior (7) Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20120096633
    Abstract: A funnel device to assist individuals, especially males, with the standing use of toilet facilities. The funnel is used to contain any urine overspray from an individual standing in front of a toilet. The device may be easily placed and positioned on, or removed from, the toilet. The device is a truncated cone of flexible plastic material, with a large V-shaped space formed in one side. The narrow end of the cone is inserted into the toilet and is sized to extend into the toilet basin. The device is preferably constructed from a sheet of heavy flexible plastic, attached back onto itself at a point near the narrow end of the cone. Holes near the base may be incorporated to allow water to flow into the cone from the toilet bowl. Handle cutouts may be positioned near the upper perimeter of the cone to facilitate placement of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Norma Escudero, Jorge Escudero
  • Patent number: 8156577
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a novel feature of a toilet for reducing the density of the fluid in the bottom portion of a bathroom fixture to eliminate spray when desired. When not desired, for example, when a user is seated upon the bathroom fixture, this feature may be deactivated. In one form, when the anti-spray feature is turned off, the bubbles will have substantially disappeared in less than a few seconds. The bathroom fixture (toilet) is provided with an air source, such as an air pump, compressed air cylinder, or compressor, coupled by way of an air line or hose to an air diffuser chamber. When the air source is activated, a substantial portion of the water in the air diffuser chamber will be displaced by the air provided by the air source. The vertical region of bubbles within the standing water reduces the density of the water in that region, such that splash is virtually eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Teague
  • Publication number: 20120066824
    Abstract: A flow projector device is used between the rim of a toilet bowl and an overlying seat. The flow projector device includes a base having an upper surface, a lower support surface, an inner end, an outer end, and lateral sides extending between the inner and outer ends. The upper surface slopes downwardly from the outer end toward the inner end. The device also includes a return portion and an outer barrier. The return portion extends downwardly from the inner end. The outer barrier extends upwardly from the outer end. The outer barrier includes a recurved surface configured to redirect urine to the upper surface of the base. Urine directed along the upper surface towards the recurved surface can be redirected by the recurved surface back onto the upper surface of the base to flow down the upper surface, past the return portion and into the toilet bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Ernest Lee DeZarn, John Dennis Wolfe
  • Patent number: 8112828
    Abstract: The toilet anti-splatter apparatus limits urine splash in a toilet. The apparatus is provided in a plurality of sheets, all combined in a stack with one edge having a releasable bond. Each sheet provides a floating target with bulls eye containing a foaming agent. Upon water contact, the surfactant foaming agent foams, thereby diminishing splatter. The sheets are disposable and biodegradable and further inhibit splatter by floating until flushed. Available embodiments of the apparatus include those with bactericidal and fungicidal chemicals within the center capsule. Further embodiments contains dyes to encourage target strike by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Manuel B. Varela, III
  • Publication number: 20110296602
    Abstract: A urinal attachment for a toilet bowl has a flow diverter with a receptacle bowl at a top end of the flow diverter. The receptacle bowl leads to a receptacle neck which leads to a receptacle elbow which leads to a first vertical tube in telescopic connection with a second vertical tube. The second vertical tube leads to an outlet. A bowl connector portion includes a front shield bracket connecting the flow diverter to a rim of the toilet bowl. The bracket includes a rim connector having a vertical rim member, a horizontal rim member and a rim scoop. The rim scoop has a select convex shape and a front shield with a bottom rim. The front shield has a convex shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Andrea Marie Anderson
  • Patent number: 7992231
    Abstract: A splash-eliminating urinal contains an outer body and a receptor cavity within the outer body. The receptor cavity contains a rear surface having projecting concave rear walls that converge to form sides of an outwardly-projecting vertical ridge, and two side walls that transition to the rear walls. When a stream of urine is directed onto the rear walls, it adheres by surface tension without causing a splash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel J. Schlicksup
  • Patent number: 7921478
    Abstract: A splash guard includes a shield that helps deflect and drain misdirected urine into a toilet bowl. When not needed, the shield can pivot 180 degrees from an operative, raised position down to tuck underneath the front end of the toilet bowl at a stored, lowered position. In the lowered position, the shield is generally inverted. To prevent residual urine on the inverted shield from dripping onto the floor, the shield includes a drip lip that temporarily collects the residual urine. When returned to the upright, raised position, urine in the drip lip is free to drain back into the toilet. The shield is pivotally connected to the toilet bowl at a point below the upper rim of the bowl so that when the shield pivots to the lowered position, the shield is completely out of the way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Annmarie Vanini
  • Patent number: 7870619
    Abstract: A potting training device for preventing a potty-training child's urine stream from passing through the opening formed between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl. The device is made of a flexible, water-resistant, preferably non-porous sheet material, having a folding seam separating a urine-deflecting surface and a plurality of attachment tabs. An adhesive material is applied to the surface of each attachment tab and attaches the attachment tabs to the underside of the toilet seat. The sheet material, in its unattached flat configuration, is manipulated into a curved configuration that matches the curvature of the toilet seat, and is attached thereto. The potty training device is also not visible to the observer unless the toilet seat is lifted up, in a vertical position or viewed from a position to the rear of the attachment point when the toilet seat is down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Conrad, III, Kurt Gans Briscoe
  • Publication number: 20100287691
    Abstract: The splash prevention urinal apparatus is designed whereby urine impacts the contact wall at a 60 degree angle, thereby directing flow and any potential splash to the stop wall, the rounded corner, and the splash wall. The angle prevents urine splash back toward the front of the apparatus. By negating urine splash, the apparatus encourages a user to stand closely and thereby prevents urine spill on the floor of a facility. The abbreviated size potential of the apparatus, along with the hollow formed between the top, bottom, back wall, side wall, front wall, and contact wall reduces material costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Jeremy L. Lee
  • Publication number: 20100263115
    Abstract: A splash guard assembly for removable attachment to a split-ring toilet seat elevator or split-ring toilet seat includes a base splash guard adapted to fit within the gap of the seat or elevator and a raised splash guard adapted to slip over the base splash guard to extend the working height of the splash guard assembly. The splash guards can be used together or separately and independently to accommodate a wide variety of toilet bowls as well as split-ring and solid-ring toilet seats and seat elevators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Paul Thom, David Landsberger, Kurt Landsberger, Kathleen O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20100257664
    Abstract: A fibrous urinal splash prevention insert to prevent urinal splash back that occurs when a urine stream is directed into a urinal and impacts the flat surfaces within the urinal and on existing urinal mats. The fibrous urinal splash prevention insert absorbs the initial urine stream directed into the urinal and eliminates splash back. The insert can also be shaped into numerous configurations and can be retrofitted onto existing urinal mats or be designed to be placed directly into a urinal and replace an existing urinal mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Todd Kener
  • Patent number: 7797768
    Abstract: The present invention is directed a splash guard for containing the contents of a toilet during plunging, comprising: a substantially ovular pliable shield having a top side, a bottom side, a peripheral edge and a blunted posterior end, the pliable shield having a size from 5-20% greater than the size of said toilet seat; a drape member having an upper edge, a bottom edge, and a distance between the upper edge and said bottom edge of 3 to 8 inches; and a resilient element; the top edge of the drape member circumferentially affixed to the peripheral edge of the pliable shield at a seam, the resilient element being tensioned and operatively affixed along the length of the seam but optionally the elastic element not being affixed to the seam at the blunted end; the pliable shield further having a minor opening sized and positioned for slideably receiving a plunger handle, whereby when the splash guard is positioned on the underside of the toilet seat and the resilient element is stretched outwardly, and then upw
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas E. St. John
  • Publication number: 20100024109
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a splash guard for containing the contents of a toilet during plunging with a plunger. The splash guard comprises a pliable shield having a top side, a bowl side, an upper opening, a lower opening, an elastic element and a drape member, the upper opening having a periphery sized and shaped for receiving the underside of a toilet seat, the elastic element disposed along the periphery for enveloping the underside of the toilet seat by overlapping with a portion of the upper side of the toilet seat, thereby retaining the splash guard in position relative to the toilet seat, whereby when the toilet seat is in a down position, the top side faces up and the bowl side faces the toilet bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas E. St. John
  • Publication number: 20100024110
    Abstract: The present invention is directed a splash guard for containing the contents of a toilet during plunging, comprising: a substantially ovular pliable shield having a top side, a bottom side, a peripheral edge and a blunted posterior end, the pliable shield having a size from 5-20% greater than the size of said toilet seat; a drape member having an upper edge, a bottom edge, and a distance between the upper edge and said bottom edge of 3 to 8 inches; and a resilient element; the top edge of the drape member circumferentially affixed to the peripheral edge of the pliable shield at a seam, the resilient element being tensioned and operatively affixed along the length of the seam but optionally the elastic element not being affixed to the seam at the blunted end; the pliable shield further having a minor opening sized and positioned for slideably receiving a plunger handle, whereby when the splash guard is positioned on the underside of the toilet seat and the resilient element is stretched outwardly, and then upw
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas E. St. John
  • Publication number: 20090320198
    Abstract: A toilet accessory has splash guards that may be selectively opened or closed. When opened the splash guards provide lateral and frontal protection. A flush system can be employed to clean the splash guard after use. The assembly can be included as part of a conventional toilet or can be provided in portable, disposable versions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Alexander Yefremov
  • Publication number: 20090211007
    Abstract: A Peeventer is for use with toilets and is placed on the underside of the toilet seat so as to pop up and take operational shape when the seat is lifted. The Peeventer is attached to the toilet seat between the hinges by means of a hook and loop fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Tamara Lynn Partridge
  • Publication number: 20090172871
    Abstract: A urine shield selectively coupled to a hinge, the hinge connected to a toilet seat or other toilet structure so that the shield hangs down and pivots at the hinge. When the seat or lid is raised, the shield naturally rests against the back of the toilet bowl to guide itinerant urine into the toilet bowl. The hinge coupling the shield to the seat or lid is selectively removable to permit easy access for cleaning. Accessories can be included such as a light to guide a user's aim in the dark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: K. Todd Bird
  • Publication number: 20090158514
    Abstract: A flushable bowl protecting liner which reduces the need for manual cleaning by providing a barrier between the bowl of the toilet and solid waste. The flushable bowl protecting liner would be used in those toilets that use a limited water supply and do not have a large water reservoir held in the bowl during each use. The application is directed to toilets in recreational motor vehicles, aircraft and boats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald Doctors
  • Publication number: 20090113613
    Abstract: Dispensers for liners and liners are provided wherein the liners are for use in a flush toilet having a bowl defining an interior area and holding water, wherein the water has an upper surface. The liners include an upper surface; a lower surface; a peripheral edge; a central portion, wherein the central portion of the flexible sheet is planar along the upper and lower surfaces of the liner; and a unitary edge portion surrounding the central portion, wherein the unitary edge portion is configured so as to bend flexibly upwardly and inwardly upon application of a force to the central portion of the liner. The peripheral edge is configured so as to fit within an interior area of a toilet bowl so that the central portion of the liner at least partially contacts an upper surface of water within an interior area of a toilet bowl. The liners provide prevent soiling of the interior of a toilet bowl and for efficient removal and flushing of human waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Janet S. Kole
  • Patent number: 7461413
    Abstract: A wall mounted urinal has a detachable urinal insert where the insert provides a frontally directed opening for receiving a urine stream. The insert provides a lower surface in contact with the bottom surface of the urinal for supporting the insert, and an upper surface or a rear surface, or both, for stabilizing the insert within the urinal. A splash capturing surface defines an aperture for admitting a urine stream, the aperture comprising an area inferior to that of the frontally directed opening of the urinal and extending outwardly from it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Lewis, Patrick Sullivan, Jo Dee Jensen Smith
  • Publication number: 20080244817
    Abstract: The invention concerns a toilet installation (1) for receiving and evacuating human excretions with a chamber (4) for the excretions, into which these are delivered, and an outlet (3), which is attached to the chamber, wherein the toilet installation is usable both as water closet and as urinal and wherein a device (12, 13) is provided, by means of which the chamber is at least partly enlargeable in the vertical direction, such that the chamber can serve as urinal. This device is integrated after a further aspect of the invention into a toilet lid-toilet seat arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Tobias Saller, Daniel Saller