With Drain Means Patents (Class 4/455)
  • Patent number: 10350124
    Abstract: A portable urinal assembly for receiving a scrotum and a penis of an obese person while urinating therein includes a container that has a bottom wall, a top wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends between the top wall and the bottom wall such that a receiving space is formed therein. The receiving space holds urine. The perimeter wall has a front side, a back side, a first lateral side and a second lateral side. The top wall has an opening that extends therethrough. The top wall extends from the front side toward a central area of the top wall. The opening has a perimeter edge that is angled upwardly from the front side to the central area. A conduit is fluidly coupled to container and is in fluid communication with the receiving space. A cap is removably positioned on the conduit to close the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Susan Rueth-Gumz
  • Patent number: 9585805
    Abstract: To provide a compact type of equipment with less noise by which stool of a person receiving care can be processed surely without the person's unpleasant sensation regardless of stool's nature, reducing the load on the person receiving care. In the processing equipment of excretory substances, the suction circulation tube is led to the cooling unit outside the device house box from the discharge side of the suction motor and cooled down by heat exchange with outer air inside the cooling unit, and then returned to the return box unit. The defecation sensor comprises a sensor which detects stool's hardness to control in order to vacuum up at the setting with the higher suction power for signals of harder stool. The urination sensor comprises a sensor which has two contact points to calculate a necessary suction power according to the degree of the signals and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Keiko Saitoh
    Inventors: Tokuo Saitoh, Fumiyuki Akoshima, Kiichi Komatsu, Nobuyoshi Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 9427368
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically treating the excrement comprises a mounting unit, a control device unit, and a washing water supply path which is connected from the washing water supply part to the mounting unit. The washing water supply part comprises a washing water storage tank in which the washing water is stored. A pump is operated in a forward or in a reverse direction to supply the washing water of the washing water storage tank to the mounting unit, or collecting the residual washing water in the washing water supply path to the washing water storage tank. An instantaneous water heater provides on the washing water supply path to heat the washing water a control portion which controls the operations of the pump in the forward direction or the reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: CURACO INC.
    Inventors: Jong Chan Lee, Ho Sang Lee
  • Patent number: 8850631
    Abstract: A bedpan for evacuating liquid stored therein is disclosed in which the bedpan comprises a housing having an interior portion, a side portion, a top portion, and a bottom portion, a drain opening formed in the housing along the side portion to allow body fluid to flow out of the interior portion, a tapered portion formed in the bottom portion to direct body fluid toward the drain opening, and a ledge portion formed in the side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Debra S. Stekloff
  • Publication number: 20130269095
    Abstract: A urine collection device for redirecting urine away from a human body is disclosed. The urine collection device comprises a bed pan with a flushing element and an outlet. Urine flows out of the bed pan after each use through a flexible tubing and into a urine collection receptacle. The urine collection receptacle has the capacity to allow a user to void multiple times without the need to empty the bed pan after each use. Additionally, a urinal with a flushing element and an outlet may be employed with the flexible tubing and the urine collection receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Lisa Finley
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8196230
    Abstract: A toilet unit for use in a supine position comprises a depressed section formed on a mattress, a U-shaped casing adapted to mount a butt-pad provided with a U-shaped central groove section thereon, and a urination and defecation treating unit of a substantially T-shape loosely fitted into the U-shaped central groove section of the butt-pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignees: Minoru Nakamura, Sanyo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Nakamura, Kim Yong Ha, Do Hyun Ok
  • 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: 8191181
    Abstract: A detection system for a toilet unit for use in a supine position is provided, in which a treating body formed in a substantially T-shape by a urination and defecation container serving as a lateral casing and a washing nozzle retainer serving as a vertical casing is formed in a boat shape, the washing nozzle retainer is held in the crotch of patient's legs to enable the patient to urinate and defecate within the urination and defecation container, an injection nozzle provided at a head section of the urination and defecation container is provided to be capable of crushing and conveying the stools, and a nozzle provided on the washing nozzle retainer is adapted to wash the private parts of the patient, wherein a water level sensor installed at a side edge section of the urination and defecation container on the upstream side detects water rising due to wash water and water from the injection nozzle and controls to forcibly discharge the urination and defecation out of the urination and defecation container wh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignees: Sanyo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Nakamura, Yong Ha Kim, Hyun Ok Do
  • Publication number: 20110113544
    Abstract: A bedpan for evacuating liquid stored therein is disclosed in which the bedpan comprises a housing having an interior portion, a side portion, a top portion, and a bottom portion, a drain opening formed in the housing along the side portion to allow body fluid to flow out of the interior portion, a tapered portion formed in the bottom portion to direct body fluid toward the drain opening, and a ledge portion formed in the side portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Debra S. Stekloff
  • Patent number: 7363661
    Abstract: A portable urinal comprises an upper pan and a lower pan, the pans being joined together to create a liquid receiving cavity. The upper pan has an upper surface which may be ovate shaped like a conventional toilet seat. A funnel in the approximate center of the upper pan empties through a small tube into the cavity. The side of the funnel to the front of the urinal is sloped more gently than the remaining sides of the funnel. The urinal has a relatively low profile, allowing it to be slipped easily between a user and a seat, such as in a car or in an airplane. After a user voids into the urinal, the small size of the tube helps prevent urine from escaping from the cavity. When the urinal is upside-down or on its side, for example, urine pools away from the funnel opening. A capable drain spout is provided for emptying the cavity of fluid when it is so desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Inventor: Stanley Alan Myers
  • Patent number: 6848133
    Abstract: A care bed comprises a bed main body provided with an opening for elevating a bedpan, a bedpan assembled downward of the bed main body and supported in a freely elevating manner with respect to the bed main body, a bedpan elevating device that is moved between a lifted position in which the bedpan is lifted through the opening of the bed main body to above the bed surface and a descended position in which it is stored under the bed main body, and an excrement collecting device for sucking and collecting excrements from the bedpan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Birumen Kagoshima Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Tanaka
  • 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: 6665889
    Abstract: A personal urine collecting apparatus having a bidet system, includes a urine collector for collecting urine from a person, a urine repository for storing urine collected from the urine collector through a urine release guide line, a cleansing water tank arranged on one side of the urine repository for storing cleansing water, a heater connected to the cleansing water tank so as to receive a predetermined amount of the cleansing water and heat the cleansing water, a bidet system installed on in a body of the urine collector for injecting the cleansing water from the heater, a driving means connected to the urine release guide line and cleansing water guide line for actuating the urine collector and the bidet system, a controller for controlling the driving means, a sensing means for sensing a condition of the urine collector and a condition of at least one of the urine repository, cleansing water tank and the heater, and a case for housing and mounting the urine collector, the urine repository, cleansing wate
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Hanmedics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyoung Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 6554817
    Abstract: A device for disposing excrement is provided which can feed air to an interior of a diaper cup main body 2. The diaper cup main body 2 forms a space A as a passage for feeding the air from an air feed hose to air blow ports 2e, 2f, 2g of the diaper cup main body. The space A is formed by joining together an upper cup 2a and a lower cup 2b. The upper cup 2a is adapted to be placed on a pelvic region of a human body and has the air blow ports 2e, 2f, 2g. The lower cup 2b has a connecting cylinder portion 2i to be connected to a wash-water feed hose 17, a connecting cylinder portion 2h to be connected to an excrement suction hose 16, and a connecting cylindrical portion 2j to be connected to an air feed hose 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Niles Parts Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Oki, Syuei Tamura, Hiroshi Sakai, Kimio Sato
  • Patent number: 6167578
    Abstract: A device for washing the crotch region of a patient, including an air chargeable, double-walled soft cover bag capable of forming a washing chamber for accommodating the crotch region of the patient when air is charged into a space between the double walls. A washing liquid injection nozzle is secured within the washing chamber to wash the crotch region. A discharge port is provided in the cover bag to withdraw the washing liquid from the washing chamber. Similar device includes a T-shaped flexible diaper having a looped soft ridge provided on an inside surface thereof. The ridge is contacted with the skin of the patient to define therebetween a washing chamber in which a washing liquid nozzle and air nozzle is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Inventor: Teruo Kitamura
  • Patent number: 6163892
    Abstract: A portable male urinal assembly includes a conventional portable male urinal, having a urine receiving reservoir and a spout extending therefrom with an inlet in the spout for receiving the urine, and a urinal attachment having a valve assembly contained therein being secured in fluid communication to the inlet of the spout. The urinal attachment may be secured to the inlet of the spout either by friction fit, snap fit or threads securing the attachment to the inlet. The valve assembly includes a valve element, a hinge pin and a torsion spring for biasing the valve element into position. The urinal attachment may be composed of a bendable resilient material and the reservoir may be composed of a flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Tomasine Abbato
  • Patent number: 6021529
    Abstract: A portable male urinal includes a urine receiving reservoir having a spout extending therefrom with the spout having an inlet for receiving urine. A valve assembly is provided within the spout for permitting flow of urine into the reservoir while resisting backflow of the urine following use of the urinal. The valve assembly may include a valve element, a hinge pin and a spring for biasing the valve element into position. Alternatively, the valve assembly may include a support member secured to the spout along with a flexible leaf member partially attached to the support member. The spout may be composed of a bendable resilient material and the reservoir may be composed of a flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Inventor: Tomasine Abbato
  • 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: 5809586
    Abstract: A device for washing the crotch region of a patient, including a base, a nozzle secured on the base for ejecting a washing liquid, a lower cushioning member provided on the base and having an opening so that the washing liquid ejected from the nozzle passes through the opening. A cover having an upper cushioning member provided with a recess portion is detachably mounted over the base with the lower cushioning member being in pressure contact with the upper cushioning member such that a washing chamber is defined by the recess, the opening and the base. The lower and upper cushioning members are shaped for supporting the femoral and lumbar regions of the patient therebetween such that the pubic region and the anal region of the patient are positioned in the washing chamber and are washed with the washing liquid ejected from the nozzle. A discharge port is provided in the base for discharging the used washing liquid from the washing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Inventor: Teruo Kitamura
  • 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: 5341526
    Abstract: An apparatus for the hygiene care of a person confined to a bed, comprising an inflatable tub with two cavities therein that is easily placed under a person and inflated. The device is equipped with separate drains and aprons which create pockets that contain disposable waste water bags which retrieve all waste water from the bed. The inflatable bed is supplied with water and air from a free-moving service apparatus. The inflatable bed and service apparatus are integral parts and together provide a practical and convenient method to administer personnel hygiene care to a person confined to a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Inventor: Linda J. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 5010608
    Abstract: A support system that reduces the likelihood of breakdown of human skin, and hence formation of decubitus ulcers, is disclosed. The system comprises two sheets of flexible material bonded together to provide a plurality of separate cells that are capable of being alternately and repeatedly inflated and deflated by means of a fluid contained in the cells. The flexible material is impermeable to the fluid. The cells are of a size and shape and with an intercellular spacing such that in at least one of the width and length of the system, the distance between centers of adjacent inflated cells is less than the human two-point discrimination threshold and the support system is capable of supporting a human body with bottoming out either of or between the inflated cells. In particular embodiments, the support system is in the form of a mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignees: Du Pont Canada Inc., Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: Richard I. Barnett, William C. Knapp
  • Patent number: 4870710
    Abstract: Apparatus for protecting a mattress from body-liquids and collecting the body-liquids which includes a flexible liquid-impervious laminated mattress pad within the layers of which is a tube accessed from the upper surface of the pad through holes and also continuous suction means for drawing off through the holes and tube any body liquids deposited on the upper surface of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Inventor: Richard Hartmann
  • Patent number: 4752293
    Abstract: A cushion construction for positioning below a patient suffering from incontinence which is hygenic to use and which does not require permanent modification of a mattress or seat on which it is to be used is formed as a resilient body, particularly a foam block, having an upper surface (1) substantially parallel to its lower surface when the cushion is unstressed with the upper surface (1) being interrupted by a fluid collection and channelling area (3) including an inclined drainage plane extending downwardly into the body of the cushion to a drain hole (2) in an interior region thereof communicating the lowermost region of the inclined drainage plane with the underside of the resilient block. At least those surfaces of the cushion which will be contacted by urine will be covered with fluid impermeable sheet material (4). The cushion has optional urine collection systems either for use with a conventional incontinence pad or comprising a drainage duct (37) to a fluid container (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1988
    Inventor: Albert H. Smith
  • Patent number: 4747166
    Abstract: A urine aspiration system for the management of urinary incontinence comprising an absorptive pad adapted to temporarily receive and retain urine until it is drawn from the pad by an associated vacuum source. The pad comprises an absorptive core encased within a covering of hydrophobic material such as polyethylene sheet material. The upper cover sheet of the casing has a myriad of perforations to render it permeable to liquid, while the lower backing cover sheet is impermeable. Tubing from the vacuum source is coupled to a central opening of the pad so that urine may be readily drawn out of the pad when the vacuum source is activated, leaving the outer covering of the pad feeling dry and comfortable to the patient. A collection vessel is mounted between the vacuum source and the pad to collect the urine drawn from the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Inventor: David H. Kuntz
  • Patent number: 4677700
    Abstract: A hospital bed with a built-in toilet to be used in conjunction with disposable sanitary diaper funnels which comprises a mattress with a recess in its center portion, a ring shaped comfort cushion for sitting on while using the bathroom which fits into the recess, pipes for channeling wastes into a waste container, a water line which carries heated water from a tank to a spray nozzle which automatically cleans the anal area after defecation, an air dryer for drying the anal area after cleaning, a power switch for turning the dryer on and off, and a power switch for turning the water on and off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Inventor: Cheng-Chung Su
  • Patent number: 4621380
    Abstract: The invention or inventions involve various sanitary toilet systems, assemblies, subassemblies, embodiments or structures comprising components, the majority of which are relatively light in weight, readily constructed or formed into the shapes and dimensions desired to provide structures which are portable, very durable, economical to manufacture and assemble, and service when required.Each of the toilet assemblies embodies, among other things, what may be termed a housing or base, a support or supporting enclosure disposed in the housing, a receptacle located in the enclosure for receiving body waste, a seat mounted in relation to the housing and provided with a relatively large opening in communication with the receptacle, and a cover having a portion for overlying the seat and a portion for disposition in the opening for substantially closing the same. This unique connecting relationship between the seat and cover to close the opening also appears to constitute an advance in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Richard G. Kinney
    Inventor: Leland S. McGill
  • Patent number: 4536902
    Abstract: The invention or inventions involve various sanitary toilet systems, assemblies, subassemblies, embodiments or structures comprising components, the majority of which are relatively light in weight, readily constructed or formed into the shapes and dimensions desired to provide structures which are portable, very durable, economical to manufacture and assemble, and service when required.Although the components may be constructed of any material suitable for the purpose, the majority are preferably made from cellulosic sheet material, some of which are superimposed and permanently joined or bonded together to provide laminated relatively thick stock which is also treated to render the stock substantially liquid proof and very strong, yet light in weight. The weight factor is important because any one of the toilet assemblies can be readily lifted and carried to any location desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: Richard G. Kinney
    Inventor: Leland S. McGill
  • 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: 4270231
    Abstract: A portable male urinal for use by bed-ridden patients is shown furnished with a drain hose to empty the contents of the urinal by gravity into a lower collection bag or receptacle. The end wall of the urinal has a recessed wall portion that supports a drain spout. A drain hose may be joined to the spout. The end wall has side notches for receiving the drain hose therethrough so the urinal may be supported upright on its end wall during non-use of the urinal. Other advantages are several species of closure means for the drain spout, elongated anchor means along the sides of the urinal for fastening the urinal to the user, and baffle means positioned within the urinal to discourage backflow of the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1981
    Inventor: Frederick J. Zint