With Liner Patents (Class 4/452)
  • Patent number: 10165909
    Abstract: A multi-liner assembly for lining a body liquid receptacle includes a plurality of lining units superimposed on one another and engageable with the body liquid receptacle to line a cavity formed therein. Each of the plurality of lining units includes an impermeable layer having a top side with an absorbent material superposed thereon. When the multi-liner assembly is engaged with the body liquid receptacle, a topmost one of the plurality of lining units is exposed and is individually removable from the multi-liner assembly to leave a subsequent one of the plurality of lining units exposed. A multi-liner assembly including a rigid support removably engageable with a body liquid receptacle is also provided. When a rigid support is engaged with the body liquid receptacle, the top side of at least one lining unit is exposed and positioned to line a cavity formed in the body liquid receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HY-INDUSTRIE INC.
    Inventors: Eric Tanguay, Eric Pelletier
  • Patent number: 9603763
    Abstract: These new inventions aim to solve problems that are related to healthcare concerns. Each invention is designed to scope the needs of patients whether they are at home, in a nursing home, or a hospital facility. These products are designed to be hassle-free when removing them on and off the patient. Both of them will provide privacy, safety, and dignity allowing the patients to be respected. The privacy jacket is a two component garment with a medium top pocket on the left side. It also has an opening at the arm and neck with three snaps down the right side. The privacy jacket shields the body and provide warmth while the patient is using it, and it has a secret pocket inside the back panel. The pocket holds the collapsible disposable bucket. The disposable bucket is comprised of a soft, molded texture, with padded sections that absorbs both feces and urine. It has flexible elastic wings that expand into a bucket to fit underneath the shower chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    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: 9365167
    Abstract: A seat device with an integral toilet permits a person to use a toilet while seated in a vehicle. The device includes a seat having a top side, a bottom side, and a perimeter wall attached to and extending between the top side and the bottom side. A slot extends into the top side of the seat. The slot has a bottom wall and an outer wall attached to and extending upwardly from the bottom wall. The bottom wall and the outer wall define an interior space of the slot. A liner is removably positioned within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Portia S. Lampkin
  • Patent number: 8869318
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hygie Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Tanguay
  • Patent number: 8800071
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collecting biological waste from a human person are disclosed. In various embodiments, the disclosed systems can have a bedpan with a receptacle base and a floor, a side wall extending from the floor, and a substantially open top. In various embodiments, disclosed systems can have a lid engagable to cover the substantially open top, the lid being provided with an aperture therethrough. Some embodiments of the present systems can have a disposable bag having dimensions so as to allow the disposable bag to cover the bedpan, and to line the interior. Some embodiments of the present invention can have a disposable bag dispenser configured to store and dispense a disposable bag prior to use by the human person. Various embodiments of the present systems can have an elongate, substantially planar spatula to facilitate use of the disclosed systems. Methods for using the disclosed systems are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jaime Alberto Sánchez Moreno
  • Publication number: 20140082832
    Abstract: A bedpan with a wedge-shaped housing assembly that includes an opening with a cushion assembly mounted thereon for redistribution a user's weight. A liner bag assembly with a closing string is removably mounted within the housing assembly to collect a user's waste. The liner bag assembly is readily retrievable after being closed while inside the housing assembly. An adhesive is applied to the internally mount the bag assembly to the housing or the inner surface of the cushion assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Michelle Marshall
  • Publication number: 20120144575
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collecting biological waste from a human person are disclosed. In various embodiments, the disclosed systems can have a bedpan with a receptacle base and a floor, a side wall extending from the floor, and a substantially open top. In various embodiments, disclosed systems can have a lid engagable to cover the substantially open top, the lid being provided with an aperture therethrough. Some embodiments of the present systems can have a disposable bag having dimensions so as to allow the disposable bag to cover the bedpan, and to line the interior. Some embodiments of the present invention can have a disposable bag dispenser configured to store and dispense a disposable bag prior to use by the human person. Various embodiments of the present systems can have an elongate, substantially planar spatula to facilitate use of the disclosed systems. Methods for using the disclosed systems are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Jaime Alberto Sánchez Moreno
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110185490
    Abstract: A portable bedside commode is provided with safety features that include arm rests that independently swing or rotate out of the way, a hooking means on either side of the commode to attach it to a more stable structure such as a bed frame and legs of adjustable height so that the hooks are at the appropriate height and the height of the seat is at the appropriate height, for example at the same height as a bed so that a user of the device may more easily transfer from a prone position in bed onto the commode. Another important feature is a seat alarm that is triggered on at a threshold weight and then sounds an alarm if the user of the commode has been on it for a predetermined length of time and therefore likely in need of attention. In a preferred embodiment the commode is also collapsible for storage or transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Jean Bonamy
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7870620
    Abstract: A portable toilet for holding waste includes a base having an aperture, an insert for being mounted in the base. The insert includes a first collar coupled to a first container, a second collar, and a second container and the insert including a pad between the first container and the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Suzanne Clark
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7073212
    Abstract: A training potty for toilet training a child having a base that sits on a ground surface having a cutout seat and a cavity. A substantially circular bowl is housed within the cavity of the base and easily removable from the base. The bowl has an outwardly extending lip and a top rim. An insertable disposable liner has an opening and an elastic band around the opening for holding the disposable liner circumventially around the top rim of the bowl until such time that the training potty has been used. The liner has a drawstring closure and a hook and loop fastener for easily removing and disposing of the liner. An interior surface of the liner has a specially designed moisture sensor panel for changing colors and patterns upon contact with liquid or solid waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventor: Jennifer Moffat
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6651267
    Abstract: A toilet device, in particular for bedridden persons, includes a lower shell (20) whose top side has a support surface (45; 80, 82) surrounding an opening (30) to receive the stool and urine of a person on the lower shell, in such a way that there is a first sealing line portion between the person and lower shell, which first sealing line portion extends from the inside of one buttock over the coccyx or lower back region to the inside of the other buttock. An upper shell (22) can be mounted to the lower shell and is so formed that in a transitional region between the lower shell and the upper shell (22) connected thereto there are second and third sealing line portions, adjoining the first sealing line portion, in the region of the uppermost insides of the thighs or the lowermost trunk region, which are adjoined by a fourth sealing line portion which extends from one side of the lowermost trunk region over the pubic region or lower abdomen region to the other side of the lowermost trunk region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Helmut Utz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6532605
    Abstract: The present invention is a liner which may readily be utilized in a toilet receptacle such as a child's potty or a bedpan. The liner comprises a flexible sheet fabricated from biodegradable material. The sheet is liquid impermeable and capable of retaining human excrement. The central portion of the flexible sheet is adapted to assume a bag-like configuration so as to conform with the inner receptacle surfaces of a standard potty chair or bedpan. Unique attachment tabs are disposed on the perimeter of the sheet so that the liner may be adhesively secured in an efficient manner to the surfaces of the potty seat or bedpan. The design and arrangement of the attachment tabs are such that the tabs may be utilized to adhesively seal the liner after use whereby the sealed bag may be disposed of in a proper manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Sherry Howell
  • Patent number: 6202224
    Abstract: A portable container for disposing of liquid waste products is disclosed having an expandable container into which an impermeable liner is inserted. The liner is secured to the container to prevent spillage and leaks. Furthermore, a water soluble gel pack is placed in the liner such that when a liquid waste product is deposited into the liner, the water soluble gel pack dissolves and the gel powder contained therein reacts with the liquid waste product thereby transforming it into a gel form, a solidified waste product, for easy disposal. The liner containing the solidified waste product is removed from the expandable container and disposed of by conventional means, enabling in the expandable container to be reused with a new liner and water soluble gel pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Inventor: Ronald A. Freeman
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 5520303
    Abstract: The diaper pail assembly includes a pail, a ring rotatably mounted on the mouth of the pail and a cover connected to the ring. A disposable trash bag lines the pail and the mouth of the trash bag overlaps the ring and is grasped between the cover and ring. By turning the cover and ring, the trash bag is twisted closed. A chute in the cover through which soiled diapers are placed in the pail has inner and outer lids to close the chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Safety 1st, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Bernstein, Brian C. Sundberg, David W. Crossley
  • Patent number: 5455972
    Abstract: A bag constructed from synthetic plastic material which is impervious to liquid and other human waste has a pouch bonded to an exterior surface. The pouch has a wall remote from the surface of the bag which is constructed from a material which may be permeated by liquid. Liquid absorbing crystals are disposed between the wall and the surface of the bag. A bed pan may be positioned within the bag and the pouch pushed into the well of the bed pan. Human waste may be deposited onto the surface of the bag and the pouch in conventional manner, and thereafter the bag is turned inside-out as it is removed from the bed pan so that the waste remains within the interior of the inverted bag. The entry to the bag may thereafter be tied closed. The bed pan thus remains free of contact with the waste and need not be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignee: R. B. Williams Company
    Inventor: Ruby B. Williams
  • 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: 5385259
    Abstract: The diaper pail assembly includes a pail, a ring rotatably mounted on the mouth of the pail and a cover connected to the ring. A disposable trash bag lines the pail and the mouth of the trash bag overlaps the ring and is grasped between the cover and ring. By turning the cover and ring, the trash bag is twisted closed. A chute in the cover through which soiled diapers are placed in the pail has inner and outer lids to close the chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: Safety 1st, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Bernstein, Brian C. Sundberg, David W. Crossley
  • 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: 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: 5033130
    Abstract: A protective cover for bedpans or the like comprises two sheets of paper, each waterproofed on one face with polyethylene. The sheets are superimposed one upon the other, waterproofed sides together, and the edges of the sheets are bonded together along a major portion of their perimeter. The unbonded portion of the perimeter of the sheets is of a size sufficient to extend over the edges surrounding the opening of a bedpan or the like. Elasticized thread is stitched to the edges of the unbonded portion of the perimeter for fitting and securing the cover over the external walls of the receiver and temporarily securing the sheets against motion with respect to the bedpan. A band of pressure sensitive adhesive is affixed to at least one sheet adjacent to the unbonded portion of the perimeter of the sheet for sealing the sheets together after use, thereby confining and retaining the dejecta within the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: Patents Exploitation Company B.V.
    Inventor: Brigitte Dehaese
  • Patent number: 5008964
    Abstract: A potty chair for toilet training children and of the type having an automatic speech and tune producing capability. The tune generating circuit (36) plays a tune when a child first sits on the potty chair seat (24). A moisture sensing circuit (32) detects the introduction of bodily waste into the waste receptor (20): which it communicates to the speech generating circuit (38), causing it to play a voice message. In addition, a changeable data storage circuit (40) determines the tune and voice messages that are produced. Other features of the invention include control of the tune and speech volume and power conditioning for the electronic circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Janet C. Dean
    Inventors: Janet C. Dean, Terry B. Dean
  • 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: 4847932
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving fluids and wastes of a bedridden patient including a mattress with an elongated cavity generally in the middle portion, the cavity being the depth of the mattress and having an upper edge defined by the top surface of the mattress adjacent the cavity. A plug is selectively movable between an inserted position, which inserted position fills the cavity and makes the top surface of the mattress even. When the plug is in the retracted position, the cavity is open. A bottom sheet fitted over the mattress has a head portion, a foot portion and sides which cover the mattress. The bottom sheet also includes an opening registerable with the cavity in the mattress. An auxiliary short sheet is fitted over the bottom sheet and includes a body section that extends at least half way down the mattress to cover the plug. A waste container is also provided for inserting into the cavity of the mattress when the cavity is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Inventor: Louis J. Baribault, Jr.
  • 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: 4720880
    Abstract: A protective lining assembly made of biodegradable material of the paper type and intended to be used in toilets provided with seats. The lining comprises a flange intended to engage the seat, and bag located into the basin and integral with the flange. The assembly forms an isolating protective shield between the user and the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Barreau
  • 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: 4606080
    Abstract: A sanitary, portable toilet comprised of a barrel-shaped stool formed of split cylinders which are detachably mounted at their top ends by an annular seat and at their bottom ends by a pair of C-shaped baseplate elements. The elements of the baseplate are detachably mounted together through pin and shackle connections. A flexible disposable liner is suspended within the stool with the upper end of the liner captured between an outer rim at the upper end of the split cylinders and a downwardly extending rim of the seat. A lid is pivotally mounted on the top of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Inventor: Edwin A. Clementino
  • Patent number: 4509215
    Abstract: A disposable liner for a musical potty chair is disclosed having a light weight receptacle for holding the liner in position and a novel mechanism for effecting operation of a music box upon elimination into the receptacle by a child using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Inventor: Lirida Paz
  • Patent number: 4343053
    Abstract: A disposable bedpan liner in accordance with one aspect of the invention includes an elongated liquid impervious flexible sleeve having oppositely disposed open ends. The mouth of the liner is defined at one end of such sleeve and has first handle means associated therewith to allow the mouth to be opened and brought into juxtaposition with the seat portion of a bedpan and to be closed after use by a patient. A second handle means is connected adjacent the other of the sleeve ends so that when the sleeve is folded over on itself and the first and second handle means are brought and held together, a purse-like structure is provided. The thus folded over sleeve forms a pouch for containing waste matter with release of the second handle means allowing the sleeve to unfold and the waste matter to pass outwardly through the above-noted other one of the open ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Inventor: Nicholas E. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 4296506
    Abstract: A seat for a collapsible invalid wheelchair comprising: a flexible padded seat; an elongated, generally rectangular opening in the seat; reinforcing means located within the seat and at the underside of the seat respectively on either side of the said opening; flanges on the underside of the seat; a removable waste-receiving receptacle sliding in said flanges and extending over the full length of said opening; and a detachable flexible padded flap adapted to close said opening after the receptacle has been removed; the arrangement being such that the removal and closing of the flap, and the insertion and removal of the receptacle can all be accomplished by the chair occupant without leaving the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1981
    Assignees: James A. Falborn, Richard M. Bird
    Inventors: Neville Stoute, Sr., Robert J. Pennise
  • Patent number: D261429
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Inventor: Joan Hanna-Burns