Bedpans Patents (Class 4/450)
  • Patent number: 9510984
    Abstract: A wheelchair has a platform assembly that includes a slide-out tray, a flexible cover, a toilet basin, and a storage pouch. The toilet basin is equipped with a waste liner and is capable of being removed from the slide-out tray. The bottom of the assembly has guide rails that enable the flexible cover to cover the toilet basin when it is inserted into the slide-out tray. The pouch, which is located on a front of the toilet seat can store supplies such as liners and deodorizers, as well as to conceal the toilet basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Bruce A. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 9364123
    Abstract: A disposable portable toilet comprised of a toilet packaged within a resealable container having a zip lock so that the toilet can be placed back into container after use for disposal. The disposable portable toilet has a lightweight rigid housing with a zippered cover with a plurality of toilet accessories attached to the underside of the seat and containing anti-bacterial agent used to neutralize any pathogen contamination leaking from said disposable portable toilet after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Levan Mirzoev
  • Patent number: 9345348
    Abstract: The present invention comprises serving apparatus which includes a bottom base which is a substantially planar closed surface for resting on a substantially horizontal surface. The apparatus also includes a substantially oval wall extending from the base having inside and outside surfaces that are smooth and uninterrupted between the base and an open top end. The apparatus also has a flange attached at the top end that extends horizontally inward and a pour channel positioned through the flange creating an aperture, wherein the pour channel, the flange, the outside surface of the wall and the inside surface of the wall form a smooth and uninterrupted surface. Furthermore, the flange causes a substance within the serving apparatus to fall back onto an object when the object is slid up the inside surface of the wall and contacts the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald F. Seiler, Margo Gullickson
  • Patent number: 9032563
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for automatically receiving and treating excreta. The apparatus for treating excreta according to the present invention includes: a port with an excreta-receiving portion for receiving the excreta of patients; an excreta storage unit which suctions and stores excreta from the excreta-receiving portion; an excreta suctioning unit which is connected to the excreta storage unit; a wash water supply unit which supplies wash water to the port, wherein the port has an air spray nozzle and an air intake port connected to an air intake line; and a flow channel switching unit, one side of which is selectively connected either to the excreta suctioning line or to the air intake line which are connected through the excreta storage unit, and the other side of which is connected to the excreta suctioning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Curaco, Inc.
    Inventor: Jong-Chan Lee
  • Publication number: 20140143947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to self-administered bedpans that may be utilized without assistance from a second party. In one embodiment, a self-administered bedpan includes a waste reservoir and one or more handles. The reservoir includes an opening extending above an anus of the user, and extending below a sacrum of the user. The handle is configured to be grasped by the user and can be further adapted to a plurality of orientations with respect to the bedpan thereby enabling the bedpan to be compatible with a plurality of user arm lengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: David Levy
  • Publication number: 20130185862
    Abstract: A medical article comprising pigment free plastic is disclosed. The plastic medical utensil comprises a pigment free plastic composition, wherein the plastic article has at least a translucent side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Medline Ind
    Inventors: Liza Ballen, Mary Gannon
  • Patent number: 8402573
    Abstract: A toilet unit for use in a supine position comprises: a substantially oblong support casing formed in a substantially boat shape; and a treating body housed in the support casing and formed in a substantially T-shape by a urination and defecation container, serving as a lateral casing, of which the inside is formed a boat shape and a washing nozzle retainer, serving as a vertical casing, which stands upright on the downstream side of the urination and defecation container, wherein a head section of the urination and defecation container is provided with an injection nozzle for crushing stools of a patient, the washing nozzle retainer is provided with a washing nozzle and a bidet nozzle, and a domed cover body for covering the private parts of the patient is pivotally provided to be openable and closable at an upper edge of the washing nozzle retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Sanyo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Nakamura, Kim Yong Ha, Do Hyun Ok
  • Patent number: 8257329
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a contraband retrieval device that can be used as a law enforcement tool that allows a law enforcement officer to retrieve items that are ingested or inserted into the body. A pan includes a plurality of apertures in a bottom thereof. Drug use, excrement can be retrieved in the pan and with water or a suitable liquid can be washed away leaving behind contraband substances which was contained in the excrement in the pan. The contraband substances can be retrieved from the pan and placed into evidence in a criminal investigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Myron Jefferson
  • Publication number: 20120210507
    Abstract: A bedpan for collecting waste includes a seating area and a plurality of cavities. The seating area is located in a main body of the bedpan. The plurality of cavities is formed within the seating area and includes a first cavity for collecting liquid waste and a second cavity for collecting solid waste. The first cavity and the second cavity are separated by a divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Scott P. Jamagin, Todd M. Korogi, Andrew J. DiMeo, SR.
  • Patent number: 8185978
    Abstract: A bedpan for collecting waste includes a seating area and a plurality of cavities. The seating area is located in a main body of the bedpan. The plurality of cavities is formed within the seating area and includes a first cavity for collecting liquid waste and a second cavity for collecting solid waste. The first cavity and the second cavity are separated by a divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Scott P. Jarnagin, Todd M. Korogi, Andrew J. DiMeo, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20110289670
    Abstract: A biological waste collection apparatus may include a pad and a collection device. The pad may be suitable for being sat on by a patient and may include an absorbent material. The collection device may be attached to the pad and may include visible indicia that indicate the amount of biological waste matter within the collection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Julie Root
  • Publication number: 20110185489
    Abstract: A disposable bedpan (10) is releasably mountable on a reusable or disposable annular support (12). The support has inner and outer walls (38, 40) and a plurality of support projections (50) between the inner and outer walls which engage with the under surface of a peripheral lip (28) of the disposable bedpan. The support (12) supports the disposable bedpan (10) in use and prevents collapsing and the soiled disposable bedpan can be disposed of to reduce the risk of cross-infection. When the support is disposable, e.g. made from paper pulp, this can also be disposed of in the macerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: Vernacare Limited
    Inventors: Garry Partington, Wayne Nelson
  • Publication number: 20110107508
    Abstract: A bedpan for collecting waste includes a seating area and a plurality of cavities. The seating area is located in a main body of the bedpan. The plurality of cavities is formed within the seating area and includes a first cavity for collecting liquid waste and a second cavity for collecting solid waste. The first cavity and the second cavity are separated by a divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Scott P. Jarnagin, Todd M. Korogi, Andrew J. DiMeo, SR.
  • Patent number: 7891029
    Abstract: A bedpan for collecting waste includes a seating area and a plurality of cavities. The seating area is located in a main body of the bedpan. The plurality of cavities is formed within the seating area and includes a first cavity for collecting liquid waste and a second cavity for collecting solid waste. The first cavity and the second cavity are separated by a divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Scott P. Jarnagin, Todd M. Korogi, Andrew J. DiMeo, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20100301639
    Abstract: A combination bed seat and commode suitable for both purposes and having multiple additional features that provide the user with safety, comfort, and convenience, the apparatus comprising in a preferred embodiment a box-like base holding a bedpan under an open seat, a door for the removal of the bedpan without the need for the user to remove himself from the apparatus, an adjustable back rest pivotably connected at a hinge joint to the base housing unit, longitudinal base stabilization means preferably but not essentially in the form of a U-shaped retractable stabilizer longitudinally disposed within the base housing unit, lateral base stabilization means preferably but not essentially in the form of a pair of flange-like stabilizers projecting from the side walls of the base housing unit, and a pair of retractable armrests to facilitate movement onto and off of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Renee McPheeters
  • Publication number: 20100263118
    Abstract: A bedpan comprises a body member defining a reservoir, the reservoir being shaped and dimensioned for receiving bodily waste, the body member including a receptacle portion shaped for receiving therein a bedpan liner and an open support section including a central opening providing access to the reservoir defined by the body member. The support section is defined by a peripheral wall extending downwardly from a peripheral edge of the central opening into the reservoir. A bottom wall may or may not be provided at a bottom of the peripheral wall. If it is provided, it is defined at a downward edge of the peripheral wall opposite to the central opening to close a bottom of the reservoir. At least one handle is provided for insertion and removal of the bedpan under a patient's buttocks, the handle including an opening extending through at least one of the bottom wall (if present) and the peripheral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Eric Tanguay
  • Publication number: 20100244400
    Abstract: A waste disposal system, the waste disposal system including: (a) a sitting surface, for supporting a body of a user; and (b) a flexible basin including a drainage hole at a lower part of the flexible basin, wherein a rim of the flexible basin is connected to the sitting surface; wherein a shape of the flexible basin may take a first shape and a second shape, the first shape being a non-operational shape, and the second shape being a basin for guiding urine of the user to the drainage hole; wherein a distance between the sitting surface and the drainage hole is different between the first shape and a second shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Maor Ben-Hammo, Itzhak Pomerantz
  • Publication number: 20100125951
    Abstract: A bedpan system including an underlayment for supporting a supine human patient above a substantially horizontal supporting surface, wherein the underlayment has: a substantially horizontal top surface upon which the patient rests, a substantially parallel, spaced apart bottom surface for lying upon the supporting surface, and a bedpan cavity having an open top in registry with buttocks of the patient; the bedpan system comprising: an underlayment that is an inflatable mattress constructed substantially of flexible plastic sheet material comprising: a top sheet providing the top surface, a bottom sheet providing the bottom surface, side wall sheets attached between the top sheet and the bottom sheet providing substantially vertical side walls around the perimeter of the underlayment when it is inflated, and cavity sidewall sheets attached between the top sheet and the bottom sheet providing substantially vertical sidewalls in the cavity; a cavity base that is joined to the cavity sidewalls as a closed bottom
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Sandra Stefano, Anthony G. Martin
  • Publication number: 20080290711
    Abstract: A toileting chair has a flexible seat support and a removable seat. The removable seat is positioned on a seat support platform. At least one of the seat support platform and the flexible seat support is vertically movable with respect to the others so as to permit the insertion and removal of the seat. The flexible seat support is independent of the drive means so as to provide a comfortable suspended support on which a person may be seated during the reconfiguration of the chair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: TORONTO REHABILITATION INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Geoffrey Roy Fernie, Gerald Thomas Griggs, Adam Mathew Sobchak
  • Publication number: 20080178377
    Abstract: The present aspect relates to a convenient disposal machine for human excrement. The disposal machine for human excrement includes: a excretion pool, a sewage bucket and a controller. The bottom of the excretion pool is connected with a blow-off pipe, and the other end of the blow-off pipe is connected with the opening of the sewage bucket, the top of the sewage bucket is connected with the air inlet of the compressor via a fitting pipe, and the air outlet of the compressor is connected with an air cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Zhenhua Liu
  • Patent number: 6973680
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to bed pans. More specifically, this invention relates a novel slipper style bed pan design that dramatically reduces the pain and discomfort involved in its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventor: Patricia K. Host
  • Patent number: 6789277
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided an apparatus for collecting, disposing, and measuring liquids including a vessel with an inner surface and an absorption mechanism disposed on the inner surface of the vessel for absorbing and collecting liquids within the vessel. The present invention additionally provides for an absorption mechanism disposed on an inner surface of a vessel for preventing the spillage of any liquids, particularly those associated with excretory waste. Finally, the present invention provides for a method of using the apparatus claimed herein to collect, dispose, and measure liquid output from a bedridden individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: A. Robert Spitzer
  • Patent number: 6785916
    Abstract: A care bedpan and a care bedpan system that are capable of reducing the burden of wasting excrements within the care bedpan, of enabling easy use of the bedpan, and of reducing the burden on both, the care-receiving person as well as the care-giving person are provided. A movable and portable care bedpan provided with a bedpan main body 10 having an opening 31 that is pressed against or disposed to oppose a pubic region of a care-receiving person for receiving excrements, and with a cover 33 provided to extend frontward from an upper portion of the opening 31 of the bedpan main body 10 to thereby comprise an entire opening of the bedpan together with the opening 31 of the bedpan main body 10. In the cover 33 is held by a holding mechanism which angle is adjustable, either in a multi-staged or non-staged manner, so as to adjust the size of the entire opening and to shield one's pubic region to be hardly visible from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Birumen Kagoshima Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6783826
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Earle H. Sherrod, John E. Kerins, Richard L. Shick, Ann L. McCormack
  • Publication number: 20030093856
    Abstract: A care bedpan and a care bedpan system that are capable of reducing the burden of wasting excrements within the care bedpan, of enabling easy use of the bedpan, and of reducing the burden on both, the care-receiving person as well as the care-giving person are provided. A movable and portable care bedpan provided with a bedpan main body 10 having an opening 31 that is pressed against or disposed to oppose a public region of a care-receiving person for receiving excrements, and with a cover 33 provided to extend frontward from an upper portion of the opening 31 of the bedpan main body 10 to thereby comprise an entire opening of the bedpan together with the opening 31 of the bedpan main body 10. In the cover 33 is held by a holding mechanism which angle is adjustable, either in a multi-staged or non-staged manner, so as to adjust the size of the entire opening and to shield one's public region to be hardly visible from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: BIRUMEN KAGOSHIMA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6558472
    Abstract: A cleaning device for the anus including a cylindrical portion comprised of a flexible material. The cylindrical portion has an open upper end, a closed lower end, and a cylindrical side wall therebetween. The closed lower end is concave defining a central alignment point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Steven Tung
  • Patent number: 6532604
    Abstract: A bedpan providing ease of use, comfort, and cleanability. The bedpan includes a body member defining a reservoir shaped and dimensioned for receiving bodily waste. The body member includes a closed base section adapted for retaining bodily wasted deposited within the bedpan and an open support section. The support section includes a central opening providing access to the reservoir defined by the body member. The central opening is defined by first and second inwardly inclined walls extending from a first end of the body member toward a second end of the body member. The support section further includes a forward support surface adjacent the first end of the body member. The forward support surface has a forward end adjacent the base member and a rearward end adjacent the first and second inwardly inclined walls, wherein the forward support surface is generally horizontal and tapers downwardly as it extends toward the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Scott A. Moser
  • Publication number: 20030028959
    Abstract: A bedpan providing ease of use, comfort, and cleanability. The bedpan includes a body member defining a reservoir shaped and dimensioned for receiving bodily waste. The body member includes a closed base section adapted for retaining bodily wasted deposited within the bedpan and an open support section. The support section includes a central opening providing access to the reservoir defined by the body member. The central opening is defined by first and second inwardly inclined walls extending from a first end of the body member toward a second end of the body member. The support section further includes a forward support surface adjacent the first end of the body member. The forward support surface has a forward end adjacent the base member and a rearward end adjacent the first and second inwardly inclined walls, wherein the forward support surface is generally horizontal and tapers downwardly as it extends toward the base section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: Scott A. Moser
  • Patent number: 6505354
    Abstract: A urinal for collecting urine from a user while the user is driving. The urinal includes a housing comprising a perimeter wall. The perimeter wall defines an interior space of the housing. The interior space of the housing comprises an open top end. The open top end of the interior space is designed for permitting insertion of the penis of the user, and the scrotum if necessary, into the interior space of the housing when the user needs to urinate whereby the interior space of the housing is for collecting and storing the urine. A lid member is hingably coupled to the housing. The lid member is for selectively pivoting over the open top end of the interior space of the housing to close the open top end for inhibiting leakage from the interior space of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Inventor: Luis Almonte
  • Patent number: 6351858
    Abstract: A process for disposing of human wastes in an efficient and environmentally or pathologically safe manner, a grindable container for collecting human wastes and a crushing machine for said containers. The container is made of a grindable, biodegradable material such as cellulose pulp and is designed to hold human wastes without any leaks or cracks. The container is formed by an upper portion and a lower portion, both comprising corresponding snap-in peripheral engaging flanges for engaging one to the other without the use of gluing products and comprising a anti-slipping surface finish for avoiding slippage of the container during usage and designed for comfortable human skin contact. The crushing machine is designed to be used at any health-care or rest-home center and is adequate for dumping the final product into a sewer system in an environmental caring manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventor: Mario Fernando Toia
  • Patent number: 6189162
    Abstract: A combination receptacle and fluid immobilizer is disclosed for collecting a fluid. The receptacle has a bottom and sidewalls joined to the bottom to form at least a partially enclosed void area. The receptacle has an opening through which a fluid can be collected and later removed. A flushable, fluid immobilizer is positioned within the receptacle and is absorbent. The fluid immobilizer is formed from a multitude of randomly oriented cellulosic fibers that are elastically stressed and bonded by only hydrogen bonds. The fluid immobilizer is capable of capturing and immobilizing fluid which is collected in the receptacle such that the fluid can be transported to a discharge location without having to worry about spillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: James Jay Tanner
  • Patent number: 5970529
    Abstract: A bedside commode apparatus which is removably attachable to a bed of a patient includes a base portion and a framework structure having at least one vertical support member fixedly attached to the base portion and extending upward therefrom. The framework structure includes at least one extension arm attached to an upper portion of the at least one vertical support member and extends horizontally outward toward the bed, where the at least one extension arm is configured to extend over a top surface of the bed. Also included is a bedpan to receive human waste and a bedpan support platform to releasably secure the bedpan, where the bedpan support platform is movably attached to the framework structure and is configured to move along the at least one vertical support member from a non-use position disposed toward the base portion, to a patient-use position disposed toward an end portion of the at least one extension arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Bryant Veal
  • Patent number: 5956782
    Abstract: A urinal device for use by female persons not having the use of their legs while seated in a chair or wheelchair. The urinal device has a pie-slice shaped shallow pan with a swollen, bulbous cross-section lip completely around the periphery thereof and a perforated splash plate. A handle is affixed to the pan opposite the narrow end of the pan so that the impaired person may insert the pan beneath her body without lifting her body or legs from the chair seat. The pan is continuously drained during use by means of a drainage hose connected to a urine receiving container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Eugene Olguin
  • Patent number: 5839130
    Abstract: An inflatable bed-pan pad-support of the invention has a shape geometry and configuration in its deflated state that is different from that in its inflated state, so that, when the pad is inflated, it assumes a natural, rectilinear-shaped outline, with the bed-pan receiving, U-shaped opening thereof having a substantially uniform width along its length when the pad is in inflated. Strengthening ribs are provided in the interior of the pad, which additional strengthening ribs extend between the closed, head end of the bed-pan receiving, U-shaped opening and the opposite, head-end end-wall of the pad, which strengthening ribs provide the necessary support to the bed-pan receiving, U-shaped opening so that it assumes, in its inflated state, a uniform width substantially along its length. Another pair of outer strengthening ribs are also provided, one on either lateral side of the U-shaped opening strengthening ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: Robert Markus
  • Patent number: 5819334
    Abstract: An all plastic bedpan has a seat with textured upper surface which prevents the formation of surface tension and provides air passageways at the interface between the patient and the textured seat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Maze
  • Patent number: 5778461
    Abstract: A conventional bedpan having sidewalls topped by an outwardly curved seat contains, in the forward end, a cabinet with a wall opening into the bedpan and containing a large extendible tube which may be withdrawn to function as a urinal for male patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventor: Vesta M. Attaway
  • Patent number: 5697921
    Abstract: A basin adapted to receive and contain a fluid draining from an irrigated wound or abscess on a portion of a person's body. The basin is anatomically contoured and dimensioned to permit a fluid tight seal between the person's skin and the basin when a potion of the rim of the basin is in juxtaposition with a variety of contoured portions of the body such as the trunk, arm head, finger, neck, and the like. The basin consists of a bowl-like container having unitary construction and having a flat, substantially planar bottom portion. The perimeter of the bottom portion is trilobate, having a plurality of convex curves or lobes around the outer periphery thereof. The lobes are convex, projecting generally outward from the center of the bottom portion, each lobe having a different radius of curvature than the other lobes. The bottom portion of the basin is bounded by a smooth continuous wall projecting upward and slightly outward from the periphery of the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Inventor: Jonathan B. Blair
  • Patent number: 5689840
    Abstract: A bedpan has a pan with an open top. The pan has back wall, a bottom surface, a pair of sidewalls and a front wall. A seat is secured to the pan. The seat has an opening in its center and a retaining wall extending downwardly from the seat and into the pan. A cover is hingedly connected to the pan. The cover has a handle and a lid and the cover has both an open and a closed position. The lid abuts the seat when the cover is in its closed position. The handle abuts the back wall of the pan when the cover is in its open position. A seal is disposed between the pan and the seat to further prevent leakage of the bedpan contents. A disposable bag is placed inside of the pan and secured to the bedpan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Comfort King, Inc.
    Inventor: Delmar A. Kuhlman
  • Patent number: 5394571
    Abstract: An inflatable bedpan assembly having an inflatable horseshoe-shaped seat and a detachable waste collection bag which is sealed by use of a drawstring is provided. The bedpan is almost flat in its deflated condition and has a shape similar to a thick toilet seat when inflated. A waste collection bag substitutes for the bowl in a regular toilet. The bag is inserted prior to use, then is pulled out through a gap in the front of the seat. The bag closes and seals as it is pulled out. The collection bag is attached to the bedpan by means of a sleeve which is around the opening of the bag and which contains a drawstring. The sleeve containing the drawstring is wedged into a groove or channel formed around the inner circumference of the seat just below the top surface. After use, the drawstring and sleeve, with the suspended collection bag, are pulled out of the groove in the horseshoe and removed through the front gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Inventor: Susan N. Vernon
  • Patent number: 5363514
    Abstract: A portable bedpan operated by pump comprising a body including a water box, a remnant box, two filth boxes, and a vacuum pump, a pan engagable with the body, a pushing cylinder located in the body for pushing the bedpan and the front end of cylinder being detachably connected with the bedpan, a plurality of hoses contractibly connected between the first filth box and the bedpan, the first filth box sucking filth of the bedpan, the second filth box being interconnected with the first filth box so as to receive overflowing filth from the first filth box, a remnant box for accumulating remnant filth of the pan bottom, and plurality of valves installed at each connecting hose for regulating the fluid flow in connection with the pumping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Seong-Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 5226182
    Abstract: An excrement collection and disposal apparatus for use with supine patients includes a flexibly resilient scoop which is configured to fit under the buttocks of the patient over an extended period of time with a minimum of discomfort. A liner is fitted over a portion of the scoop for minimizing contact between excrement and the scoop. In use, the excrement collection and disposal apparatus is placed beneath the patient such that excrement will be deposited onto the liner, and a handle portion of the scoop extends away from the buttocks between the patient's legs. Following a bowel movement, the apparatus is removed from beneath the patient and the liner is then removed from the scoop and discarded. Immediately thereafter a new liner is placed onto the scoop and the apparatus is replaced beneath the buttocks of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Inventor: Marilyn Tucker
  • Patent number: 5079788
    Abstract: A bedpan which provides ease of use through its low lying configuration while also minimizing pain typically associated with pan usage by providing contoured, padded surfaces that complement the user's body contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Inventor: Annette Raupp
  • Patent number: 4989280
    Abstract: An invalid toilet is disclosed which is used in combination with an air inflated hospital bed which typically have a plurality of individually inflatable air sacks. The invalid toilet is stored in a cabinet member in a position such that it makes efficient use of hospital space. A control means is disclosed that may be actuated by the patient to move the invalid toilet to a "use" position. The control means causes the air inflatable sack at the center of the hospital bed to deflate and the invalid toilet is moved over this central area. The control means provide a signal to a remote nurses station to allow the nurse to monitor the use of the invalid toilet by the patient. The nurses station is provided with a stop switch to stop movement of the invalid toilet. The control means also record the time of actuation. The invalid toilet contains storage containers which store waster material and clean water and these waste containers are made easily accessible to service personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Inventor: Richard M. Bair
  • Patent number: 4899399
    Abstract: This invention is an inflatable bedpan apparatus and method whereby an inflatable torus is mounted to a liquid-impervious base sheet. The torus is placed under the pelvis of a bed-ridden patient and inflated to create a waste collection reservoir on the base sheet. An end of the base sheet is secured at the inside bottom of a waste disposal bas so that the base sheet can be pulled into the waste disposal bag while the mouth of the waste disposal bag is held stationary. The inflatable torus includes an inflation system from a pressure vessel and a deflation port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Inventor: J. Winslow Young
  • Patent number: 4490865
    Abstract: A bed apparatus with an urinal comprises a bed frame placed with a cushion unit thereon, a cover pivotally provided at an opening formed at the cushion unit, a urinal slidably held along the longitudinal direction of the bed frame and mounted with a guide frame along the sliding direction thereof, and a shielding unit pivotally provided to be urged in a upright direction at the top end of the urinal and normally held in horizontal state underneath the cushion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: France Bed Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 4437195
    Abstract: A self-inflating bedpan having means for readily, manually inflating the bedpan after it is positioned beneath a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Inventor: Ralph W. Mangels
  • Patent number: 4368548
    Abstract: An injection-molded nestable bedpan having a cavity defining a receptacle formed by a bottom wall and a tapered upright wall, and a seat formed at the upper edge of said upright wall. The tapered upright wall includes opposed sidewall segments and opposed end wall segments with one of the tapered end wall segments defining an undercut to inhibit splashback and spillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Inventor: Henry P. Glass
  • Patent number: 4334330
    Abstract: A bedside commode carried on a mobile frame including a ramp for bridging the space between the bed and the commode, and a peripheral railing mounted to extend above the commode platform for providing a protective barrier as well as a gripping bar for the patient. A front railing with a raised lateral portion is mounted in a fixed position on the forward edge of the commode platform. At least one side railing is manually movable from an upright locked position to an unlocked lower position below the upper surface of the commode platform, and the preferred embodiment also includes a rigidly mounted side railing opposite the manually movable side railing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Inventor: Arthur K. Marshall
  • Patent number: 4309779
    Abstract: A urinal having a semi-rigid housing is useable by either a male or a female to receive urine discharged by a person whether in a seated or in a supine position. A cappable opening to the collector includes a spout configured to receivingly support a penis when used by a male and the combination of the spout and opening is configured to develop a seal extending from the vaginal opening to a point above the urethra to prevent urine seepage when used by a female. Opposed sides of the collector are concave to mate with the curvature of the user's thighs and help maintain the urinal in place during use. A specially configured handle at the upper rear end of the housing aids in manipulating the urinal into and out of position of use and in minimizing the danger of inadvertent tipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Paul W. Reichert
    Inventor: Leland W. Knight
  • Patent number: 4244066
    Abstract: A mattress includes a recess for receivably seating a single-use receptacle having a screened opening for receiving fluids and wastes from the body of a bed patient. The sheet wrapping the mattress has an opening in registry with the receptacle opening. The receptacle, when filled with fluids, is removable by sliding the same through a slot in the mattress which extends from the mattress recess to one side thereof thereby avoiding the necessity of moving the patient. A fresh receptacle is similarly inserted into the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Inventor: Emma Rukawina