Disposable Type Patents (Class 4/451)
  • Patent number: 10137046
    Abstract: A disposable bedpan with lid, having a bedpan with a base and a sidewall having at least one lateral support. The bedpan further has a top ridge and a front ridge. The bedpan further has a front top cavity defined between the top ridge and the front ridge. A cover has a cover base and a u-shaped cover base ridge. The u-shaped cover base ridge is inserted into the front top cavity when the cover mounts upon the bedpan. The cover is connected to the bedpan by a hinge. A lid has a lid panel and is connected to the bedpan by a lid hinge. The bedpan having the cover and lid are for a single use and are disposable. A plurality of the bedpan having the cover and the lid are stackable upon one another. The bedpan having the cover and the lid collects waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Gustavo Guillermo Pinus
  • Patent number: 9918889
    Abstract: A disposable bedpan having a bedpan with a base and a sidewall. The sidewall has at least one lateral support. A cover has a cover base. The cover mounts upon the bedpan when assembled to support a user thereon. The bedpan collects human waste. The bedpan and the cover are for a single use, thus disposable. A plurality of the bedpan is stackable upon one another, and a plurality of the cover is stackable upon one another to be volumetrically efficient for carrying, transporting, and/or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Gustavo Guillermo Pinus
  • Patent number: 9220383
    Abstract: A collapsible toilet in which waste of materials used is minimized and which is simple in structure, has a predetermined strength, and can be used repeatedly is provided. A collapsible toilet made from a rectangular board demarcated into five rowsĂ—three columns of rectangular segments by foldable division lines or perforation lines, the rectangular board being shaped into a rectangular parallelepiped when assembled, includes a first row section that forms a first side face, a second row section that forms a top face, a third row section that forms a third side face, a fourth row section that forms at least a second side face, a fourth side face, and a bottom face, and a fifth row section that forms a first reinforcing portion for the top face, a second reinforcing portion for the top face, and the first side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ito
  • 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: 20130305446
    Abstract: The disposable shower bucket is provided as a component used to provide comfort and secure the dignity of patients in healthcare facilities. It is comprised of a soft, flexible, round molded texture that has a inner layer composed of padding sections to helps separate and absorb both feces and wastes as they are exposed of by the body. The disposable bucket is designed to be used with the Privacy Jacket (U.S. Patent No. 61/518,982) by attaching inside the back-inner portion of the garment. It can also be used with The Shower Jacket (U.S. Pat No. 61/518,983). It is to be used with a standardized shower chair, and can be worn by the patient as they are transported from location to location. It fits securely under the shower chair and aids in providing cleanliness, comfort and support, and dignity to all patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Shirley Smith, Jacklyn Smith Sanders, Dedtra Deneat Smith, Christina Smith-Massey, Justice Lugretta Smith, Micheal Smith, James Smith, SR., Charleston Dakota Smith
  • Patent number: 8407822
    Abstract: A bathing product for bathing comprises: a sodium hydrogen carbonate, commonly known as baking soda, being usable for softening the bathing water, removing body odor, revitalizing skin and facilitating enhanced body care or treatment, and a water sanitizing agent, being usable for effectively sanitizing the liquid and cleaning the bath apparatus without causing toxic effect to a bather for bathing in the liquid. The sodium hydrogen carbonate mixture may comprise 50-99% by weight sodium of hydrogen carbonate formed in powder form, and the water sanitizing agent may comprise about 1-10% by weight of trichloroisocyanuric acid. The bathing product may further comprise a bubbling agent to create a bubbling action for pleasure and soothing sensation for the bather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Soo Kyoung Park
  • Patent number: 8201284
    Abstract: A collapsible portable toilet having an expanded and a compressed state. The toilet has a seat and a base. The seat is connected to a top of a collapsible assembly and the base is connected to the bottom of the collapsible assembly. The toilet has a cover that is cylindrical and surrounds the collapsible assembly. The cover contains a coil that is resilient to the expended position. The cover has a plurality of fasteners for holding the toilet in a compressed state. In the expanded state a plurality of segments extend toward the ground or supporting surface. The stop arm is insertable into the collapsible assembly to secure the toilet in an expanded state. The toilet utilizes a disposable inner bag for use in the interior of the toilet. The toilet is fittable within a carrying bag when in a compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel G. Pokorski
  • Patent number: 8192411
    Abstract: Ostomy irrigation sleeve having a tubular shape and a first end with a first opening for receiving ostomy discharge material and a second, opposite end with a second opening for discharge of the ostomy discharge material into a discharge unit, for example a toilet, after guidance through the sleeve. The irrigation sleeve is made of a flexible, water soluble material configured to be water soluble only after a certain time of exposure to liquid, wherein the certain time is at least 3 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: GP Medical Devices ApS
    Inventors: Lars Lund, Henning Hedegaard
  • Patent number: 7975326
    Abstract: A disposable liner for a child's potty chair includes a generally flexible sheet material, a pouch portion formed near the center of the sheet material to extend downwardly into the opening of the potty chair, an absorbent material disposed in the pouch, a plurality of outwardly extending portions extending laterally from the sheet material, and an adhesive material disposed on an underside surface of the outwardly extending portions to adhere the disposable liner to the seat portion of the potty chair. A pull string may be disposed around the pouch, such that the pull string may be pulled after the disposable liner is used to close the pouch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara Wilson
  • Publication number: 20100306913
    Abstract: A disposable biodegradable bedpan having antimicrobial agents that can be applied to the interior surfaces or infused into the bedpan during the molding process. The antimicrobial agents act to neutralize the biohazardous material within the human waste. The bedpan is designed with sloping walls such that it can be nested to facilitate storage. In addition, the bedpan can optionally contain an internal gelling agent to solidify liquid waste to avoid accidental spillage. Optional indicia are also provided on the inner wall of the bedpan to allow estimation of the volume of the contents. The bedpan has an optional lid that can be sealed after use to avoid spillage. The bedpan can be fabricated with molded paper pulp, or by an alternative biodegradable material such as PLA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Susan Zazzara, Brian Zazzara
  • Publication number: 20090172872
    Abstract: A disposable potty formed by folding a substantially flat blank into an erect condition, characterised in that at least one surface of the blank is liquid-resistant. The potty can be flat-packed efficiently prior to use. The potty can be double-walled to provide strength, and liquid-resistant on both the inside and the outside of the potty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: POTEEZ LIMITED
    Inventors: David Richard Macey, Maree Brandy Macey
  • 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: 6647560
    Abstract: Portable potty-chair that readily folds to a compact size, thus providing a toilet trainer that is easily transportable. To attain such a potty-chair, four pairs of pivotally crossed legs, with adjacent legs pivotally attached to connecting bases, form the chair frame. The frame is coupled to the corners of a rectangular seat where the seat has an opening through which waste may pass. In an embodiment, the portable potty chair includes a disposable liner with an elasticized edge to hold the liner in place. In an embodiment, the disposable liner includes a waste receptacle that occupies the seat opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventors: Kimberly Lynn Hingley, Robert Hingley
  • Patent number: 6449782
    Abstract: An inflatable and disposable toilet assembly for providing a portable toilet especially for use while traveling. The inflatable and disposable toilet assembly includes a receptacle having a holding compartment disposed therein and also having an inner wall, an outer wall, an air chamber disposed between the inner wall and the outer wall, and an opening disposed through a top of the receptacle into the holding compartment; and also includes a flap member having an end securely attached to the receptacle and being closable over the opening in the receptacle; and further includes an air valve disposed in an end of the receptacle and through the outer wall into the air chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventor: Hazel L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20020004949
    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: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventor: A. Robert Spitzer
  • Patent number: 6186990
    Abstract: A collection device for human bodily fluids includes an expandable, liquid permeable and insoluble pouch containing a proper volume of hydrophilic material. This hydrophilic material allows quick absorption of such fluids and turns into gelled material. The gelled material is then trapped inside the pouch preventing possible spill and back flow. The hydrophilic material with a proper volume only allows expansion up to the predetermined size of the pouch without the pouch breaking up into fragments. This pouch may be made of different shapes and materials in order to fit in different types of human bodily fluid collection devices and reduce possible leakage and back flow. The hydrophilic material can be a polymer and may have antibacterial properties to reduce bacteria growth. A one-way valve, snap-fit seal, or screw-on cap may be added for further enhanced prevention of leakage and back flow. The versatility of this pouch helps speeding up manufacturing processes and reducing overall production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Reachgood Industrial Company
    Inventors: Chen-Hsiung Chen, Hung Shou Li, Mike Deni Lin, Gary Lin
  • Patent number: 6000078
    Abstract: A disposable bedpan system for use with a patient underlayment that has a cavity in registry with the buttocks of a supine patient lying thereon is provided wherein the disposable bedpan is supported in said cavity by a laterally-collapsible hoop-like support. In the best mode, the hoop-like support has fulcrum extensions to provide support therefor from a horizontal support upon which said underlayment rest and markings on the disposable bedpan provide a tool to measure the volume of waste from the patient. A padded plug that fills the space between the hoop-like support and the top of the underlayment provides comfort for the patient while the bedpan is installed but not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Inventor: Sandra Stefano
  • Patent number: 5778458
    Abstract: The invention is basically a bedpan liner. The liner is made out of paper that is biodegradable and flushable down a toilet. The paper is cut out in a pattern that fits the bedpan. The sides of the paper are crimped upward to fit the sides on the bedpan. In use the bedpan liner is basically placed within a bedpan and placed in position under the patient so that his waste material will go into the bedpan protected by the bedpan liner. When the patient is done, the person cleaning the bedpan takes the bedpan out, walks over to the toilet, lifts the lid and toilet seat and tilts the bedpan down so that the liner with the waste will slide out of the bedpan and into the toilet. The cleaning person the flushes the toilet, which disposes of the waste and the bedpan liner. The bedpan is then washed and relined for the next use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventor: Wilma Speelman
  • Patent number: 5224223
    Abstract: The invention includes in part of a disposable. inflatable receptacle formed from a thermoplastic material, which when inflated can withstand compressive pressures, for body wastes of persons who are unable to use conventional bathroom facilities because they are confined to a bed due to illness or injury. The receptacle is larger than the conventional metal receptacle to provide more stability for a patient because of his bed confinement. The receptacle also provides improved positioning for the patient on the receptacle by the presence on at least two opposing sides of a rim surrounding the seating area. The receptacle has an upstanding portion on the front part of the seat which acts as a urinary shield. In a second form, the receptacle has a wedge-shaped rearward extension to support the back of a patient who cannot sit upon the receptacle but must use it from the prone position. The remaining part of the invention is a super absorbent pad inserted into the interior of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Inventor: Grace S. Royal
  • Patent number: 5054473
    Abstract: A hydromassage carpet is formed by an envelope of two sheets of suitable soft and flexible material, which are joined together with a peripheral weld and further welds effected on the inner part thereof defining two distinct ducts. These ducts include a first sealed duct to be filled with a suitable fluid so as to form a practical mattress, and a second duct connected through a feeding pipe to a compressed air generator and provided at its upper part with holes. The compressed air generates in the bath the desired hydromassage effect by passing through the holes. Inwardly of the peripheral weld are provided several circumferential toes at whose centers relevant central welds extend over an amount sufficient to form a plurality of toroidal elements. The lower parts of these elements, when resting on the bottom of the tub, define cavities similar to those of suction cups and therefore, carry out the same function thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Albatros System S.p.A.
    Inventor: Glannino Sandrin
  • Patent number: 4995122
    Abstract: A portable commode is disclosed made of an outer base support, an inner base support and an upper seat part. The outer base support is configured as a rectangle with preformed creases in opposing walls where the walls are bent inwardly, forming a bow-tie shape. The inner base support may take any number of configurations. The seat part is like a box-lid with a hole in the center, and downwardly extending edges. When in use, the seat part rests upon the base supports. For storage and transport, the outer and inner base supports may be folded flat to fit within the undersurface of the seat part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: Elmer J. Mohnhaupt
  • Patent number: 4974270
    Abstract: A bed pan for use in patient care has a disposable plastic liner waste collector suspended from an open frame whose exterior dimensions encompass the plastic liner and retainers for keeping the plastic liner to the frame. The bed pan is advantageously used with a patient platform or patient motivation device, both of which provide a passage way for aliding the bed pan under the patient's excretory organs with out discomfort to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: Try Sheet Inc.
    Inventor: George C. Kuhn
  • 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: 4882794
    Abstract: A disposable waste containment unit, comprising a liquid impermeable bag layer having an absorbent element therein and a gathering means at the upper rim of the bag. The unit may also have an absorbent liner within the impermeable bag layer. The unit may be of a size to be placed in a toddler training pot or, alternatively, in a bedpan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Inventor: Elijah E. Stewart, III
  • Patent number: 4827540
    Abstract: A disposable combination bedpan cushion and waste bag assembly having a cushion top formed into the size and shape of the seat portion of a bedpan and including a center opening similar to that of the seat portion of the bedpan. The waste bag is permanently attached to the cushion top to enclose the center opening from below. The waste bag is sealed after use. The cushion top is formed from layers of plastic-backed adhesive, rigid plastic, and cotton padding. An inner rim is provided around the inner periphery of the center opening to allow the cushion top to snugly fit onto a seat of a bed pan. In the preferred embodiment, an angular plastic clip is included as part of the assembly to secure the cushion top onto the bedpan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Inventor: Lillie M. Stokes
  • Patent number: 4759086
    Abstract: A disposable receptacle for receiving bodily waste, comprising of a fluid permeable inner layer and in impermeable outer layer, with an absorbant outer layer, with an absorbant layer in between, and a rim portion with fastening means to attach the receptacle so it depends downwardly through the hole in a bed pan support or toilet trainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Inventor: Charlotte A. Booth-Cox
  • Patent number: 4674138
    Abstract: A disposable sitz bath for use with a conventional toilet is formed by two sheets of a water impervious, pliable material bonded together on three sides to form a pouch. One corner of the fourth open side of the pouch is excised diagonally to form an overflow drain for the pouch. The sitz bath is designed such that when portions of the pouch adjacent the open side thereof are stretched about the rim of a toilet bowl, it will be retained thereon without the use of fasteners or adhesives. The pouch, when filled with a medicinal fluid, substantially fills the bowl of the toilet, causing the water within the toilet to be automatically flushed. In use, any overflow of fluid from the pouch flows out of the overflow drain and is retained in the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Inventor: Erika R. Lowry
  • Patent number: 4554687
    Abstract: A urine flow meter including a toilet mounted collector is disclosed. The collector has a mouth portion which is dimensioned to fit within a toilet bowl and which has walls which slope downwardly and inwardly to a neck portion. The neck portion extends downwardly from the lower end of the mouth portion to receive urine directed into it from the mouth portion. An aperture is formed in the neck portion and a pressure sender has a lower end in communication with the neck portion. An upper end of the pressure sender is above the neck portion and is connected to a pressure transducer. Urine accumulates in the neck portion until the flow rate into the collector equals the flow rate out through the aperture. The accumulated volume of urine in the neck portion produces an air pressure within the pressure sender which is converted into an electrical signal by the pressure transducer. The pressure transducer output signal is suitable to be processed to provide critical urine flow data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignee: Medical Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Garry L. Carter, Vaughan B. Weeks
  • Patent number: 4445235
    Abstract: A stool specimen collector for collecting a medical patient's feces for laboratory examination and test, the collector having a subtantially impervious receptacle with a pair of side straps having an adhesive surface portion for contact adhesion to the top surface of a conventional toilet seat, the container being suspended below the toilet seat and above the surface of the toilet water, positioned to catch and retain a fecal specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Inventors: Pearl Slover, Robert R. Moore
  • 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: 4312085
    Abstract: Mass producible, compact packets disposed in a moisture impermeable container adapted to store and dispense the packets for use in receiving and disposing of solid human waste in a sanitary manner in disaster areas or under other conditions in which normal sanitation facilities are unavailable; the exterior of the packet is a water impermeable outer wrapper systematically closed upon itself and adapted to be used to contain solid waste; the wrapper possesses substantial tensile strength and burst resistance when wet, and in its open laid-flat state is about one foot or longer in each direction, sized to receive all solid waste from a person discharging waste from a squatting position; a portion of toilet tissue is disposed within the packet in a position protected by the outer wrapper; and the packet includes closure means retaining the outer wrapper in its compact form, protecting the toilet tissue prior to use, and adapted, after the outer wrapper has received the waste and has been closed upon itself in a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Inventor: Bronson M. Potter