With Urinal Patents (Class 4/462)
  • Publication number: 20150143626
    Abstract: Floating, Insulated, Waterless Toilet System with Fece-Urine Separation, Slippery Coating, Urine Bag, Dehumidifying Structure, Fecal Disinfection-Deodorization by Microbes, and Urine Disinfection-Deodorization by Hydrogen Peroxide includes a system of components. The Toilet Pedestal is made of a water-proof, structural foam that both floats in water and thermally insulates the Fece Bag. The feces and urine are kept separate by a ridge between the urine bowl and the fece chute. The Toilet Lid forms a temporary seal with the Toilet Platform when the lid is closed. The Toilet Lid is thermally insulated so that it stays warm and dry inside the toilet. The Toilet has a thermally conductive structure that condenses humidity inside the Toilet. The urine and condensation are collected in a Urine Bag. The surfaces of the Toilet are covered by a slippery coating to prevent feces attachment. The feces are disinfected and/or deodorized by special microbes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Dreher
  • Patent number: 8752218
    Abstract: A waste removal system is provided that includes a pipe structure of a building and a portable waste receptacle. The pipe structure has an end that forms a roof vent and another end opening toward a sewer. The portable waste receptacle is in removable fluid communication with the pipe structure of the building structure via the roof vent. The system optionally includes a privacy apparatus that has a curtain capable of at least partially surrounding the waste removal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas R. Mathieson
  • Patent number: 8744313
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus driving unit includes a rotatable member which is rotatably supported, a pair of bearing portions for rotatably supporting the rotatable member, and a motor for driving the rotatable member. In addition, a driving gear is provided on a driving shaft of the motor, and a driven gear, provided outside the pair of bearing portions with respect to a rotational axis direction of the rotatable member, engages with the driving gear to be rotated integrally with the rotatable member. At least one of the driven gear and the driving gear has, with respect to the rotational axis direction of the rotatable member, a crown shape so that a central tooth surface of a tooth projects more than end tooth surfaces of the tooth at a side where the driven gear and the driving gear engage each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shusuke Miura
  • Publication number: 20120233762
    Abstract: An excrement automatic cleaning apparatus without taking it off comprises a fully automatic disposal apparatus and a toilet. The toilet is provided with a waste collecting area (911), an excrement and urine discharging opening, a hot water input pipe and a hot air input pipe. The fully automatic disposal apparatus comprises a housing, an evacuation barrel (1), a negative pressure device (2), a hot water device (3), a hot air device (4) and a control device (6). The fully automatic disposal apparatus is further provided with a packing device (5) which is connected with the evacuation barrel (1) and can seal and pack the excrement, the urine and the waste water. The toilet is self-adapting pants (9) made of a soft facing material. The waste collecting area (911) is arranged in the crotch of the self-adapting pants and made of a soft and water-proof material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Chunming Huang
  • Patent number: 8079096
    Abstract: A portable, self-contained, toilet and sanitation system is disclosed. The system utilizes gravity and non-mechanical means to actually “flush” human bodily waste into a septic storage tank for later removal and disposal and contains sufficient water supply and storage capacity to allow the system to be used continuously for over eight hours. The system is a closed design and operates substantially as a permanent toilet wherein waste odors are trapped and then vented to the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: R. Brett Roberts
  • Publication number: 20090235445
    Abstract: One embodiment of a basin mounted to an external wall of a base portable toilet. A drain pipe is attached to the basin and passes through a hole in the base portable toilet then attaches to a hole in the waste tank. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Adam Goldstein
  • Patent number: 6681413
    Abstract: A portable restroom facility has a housing. The housing has a door opening for entering and exiting the housing. A removable waste storage container is stored within the housing for holding bodily waste. When the removable waste storage container is full or partially full, the removable waste storage container can be removed and a new clean removable waste storage container can be inserted into the housing. Thus, a waste drainage truck does not need to visit each facility and drain each portable restroom facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Paul E. Weiss
  • Patent number: 6668392
    Abstract: An enclosure for a portable toilet comprises at least two sections, one of which has a door opening and a door mounted thereon. The enclosure door is moveable between a closed position and an opened position. Each enclosure section includes a first end and a second end. A tab having a hole extends from the first and a hole is formed in the second end of each enclosure section. When assembled, the first end of one section abuts the second end of the adjacent section. To ensure a substantially smooth seam or junction between the two sections, the tab extends from the inner surface of one section, across the junction between the two sections, to lie against the inner surface of the adjacent section. The tabs are aligned with the holes, and are sized such that the tab holes align with the section holes. A fastener is passed through the section hole and the tab hole to secure the two sections together. Mounting tabs are also provided at the bottom of the enclosure to secure the enclosure to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Michael Mason
  • Patent number: 6393627
    Abstract: A toilet cabana having a removable container is disclosed. The cabana has a door for ingress and egress of the user and comprises a surrounding enclosure for privacy. The removable container receives waste from the user and comprises a top opening for receiving the waste and an opposite bottom opening. The container holds a removable bag therein. The bag has opposite first and second open ends that are releasably closable. Waste may be emptied from the container either by opening the bottom opening of the container and the open second end of the bag while the bag remains within the container or by removing the bag entirely from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: Frank J. Avila
  • Patent number: 6249919
    Abstract: The present invention provides a passive deodorization device suitable for use in a portable toilet enclosure having a vent tube for venting odors from a holding tank. The deodorization device has a housing having an engagement surface for engaging a vent tube outer surface, and an aperture. Two fingers extend from the aperture into the vent tube. A retention member mounted on the fingers engage a vent tube inner surface and clamp the vent tube wall between the housing and retention member. A deodorizing element slipped into the aperture between the fingers deodorizes the malodorous vapors associated with the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Vaportex, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Bryson, Jr., George P. Roberts, Wolfgang Clemens, Stephan Dupont, Joseph J. Hennessey, David L. Vergara
  • Patent number: 5251342
    Abstract: A portable toilet assembly has a twin-sheet thermoformed toilet tank, base, and urinal. The toilet tank has an upper thermoplastic sheet which is fused to a lower thermoplastic sheet. The toilet tank sheets are each coextruded from two thermoplastic materials of different colors, such that the toilet tank interior is a dark color and the exterior is a lighter color. Portions of the fused sheets extend outwardly from the tank and define flanges which can be used to attach the toilet tank to the toilet base and to the walls of a cabana. The toilet tank lower sheet has a downwardly extending pyramidal sump in which waste can accumulate. The base has a hole for receiving the toilet tank, a platform with downwardly extending sidewalls with outwardly extending ledges, and channels which extend through the sidewalls and ledges which allow flow of liquids from within the cabana and ventilation of noxious odors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Synergy World, Inc.
    Inventors: Clyde B. Sansom, David C. Keeling, Kenneth C. Wilken, Ronald D. Olson, Michael J. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 5044020
    Abstract: A urinal provided for the convenience and training of juvenile boys in accordance with this invention requires no plumbing, and comprises a support means having front and rear surfaces. The rear surface is adapted for attachment to a vertical surface, and the front surface has a receptacle-receiving lower portion. A dish shaped urine-receiving receptacle is utilized, with its lower portion having a configuration closely complementary to the lower portion of the support means. The receptacle has a full height rear wall and a front wall of abbreviated height, with the upper portions of the wall portions terminating in a generally oval front opening. The receptacle is insertable at an angle to the vertical into the lower portion of the support means, and likewise is able to be withdrawn for emptying by lifting upwardly at substantially the same angle to the vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Inventors: David G. Lewandowski, Edward J. Guard
  • Patent number: 5040248
    Abstract: An improved stand-up training potty for male toddlers is disclosed. A commode having a waste-receiving pot and an open seat is equipped with a detachably fastenable urinal accessory including a conduit for receiving urine and communicating it into the pot, the conduit having an elongate region that extends upwardly and forwardly from the commode. The height of the open seat of the commode, the extent and direction in which the elongate region of the conduit extends from the commode, and the height of an open, urine-receiving end of the conduit are fixably adjustable. In a preferred embodiment, the elongate region of the conduit includes nested, interlocking, slidably extendable/retractable cylindrical members. In a modification, such a urinal accessory is provided for use with a conventional training potty, the accessory having detachable fastener means that accommodate potties have a wide range of seat depths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Inventor: Adele Z. Kelly
  • Patent number: 4670918
    Abstract: A urinal for use with a portable restroom unit is formed of plastic and includes a unitary urinal body, including rear, side, bottom and front walls. Front and rear shelves are integral with front and rear walls, respectively, and cooperate with front and rear locking elements for supporting a screen. Attachment tabs project from the rear and bottom walls to permit attachment of the urinal to a wall of the portable restroom unit. A tubular drain tube is integral with the urinal and includes large and small diameter portions to permit selective connection to large and small diameter drain tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Satellite Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip R. Juaire, Duane T. Tegg
  • Patent number: 4380836
    Abstract: A shelter specially adapted to function as a portable toilet is disclosed being collapsible for ease of shipment. Inefficiencies of shipping fully assembled portable toilet shelters are eliminated by a modular construction shelter having foldable walls, a removable roof, base member and commode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1983
    Inventor: Earl J. Braxton
  • Patent number: 4305164
    Abstract: A knock-down portable toilet facility that has components made of thermoplastic material and which can be shipped in a disassembled state, and which can be erected at a site of intended use by interconnecting the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1981
    Assignee: Thetford Corporation
    Inventors: Frank T. Sargent, Charles L. Sargent, James T. Embach, John M. Antos
  • Patent number: 4285077
    Abstract: Pharmaceutically useful trace elements contained in human urine are collected by disposing a filter body containing an adsorbent for the trace elements in the gravity flow line connecting the unflushed urinal of a portable toilet to its holding tank. The portable toilet also includes a seat connected to the holding tank by a separate gravity feed line. The holding tank contains an odor reducing chemical solution for the urine and fesces. A filter body supported in the conduit between the urinal and the holding tank consists of an adsorbent for the trace constituents of the urine that it is desired to extract. Urine voided into the urinal passes through the adsorbent filter body before going to the holding tank. When the holding tank of the portable toilet is pumped clean and the deoderizing solution replaced, the filter body is removed and processed to extract the trace constituents replaced with an unsaturated filter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Inventor: Earl J. Braxton