Enclosed Receptacle Type Patents (Class 4/476)
  • Patent number: 9449506
    Abstract: Pedestrian detection and counting for traffic intersection control analyzes characteristics of a field of view of a traffic detection zone to determine a location and size of a pedestrian area, and applies protocols for evaluating pixel content in the field of view to identify individual pedestrians. The location and size of a pedestrian area is determined based either on locations of vehicle and bicycle detection areas or on movement of various objects within the field of view. Automatic pedestrian speed calibration with a region of interest for pedestrian detection is accomplished using lane and other intersection markings in the field of view. Detection and counting further includes identifying a presence, volume, velocity and trajectory of pedestrians in the pedestrian area of the traffic detection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ITERIS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Whiting, Yan Gao, Dilip Swaminathan, Shashank Jayaram Shivakumar, Robert J. Hwang, Todd W. Kreter
  • Patent number: 9345382
    Abstract: A domestic dishwasher includes a wire rack that does not include any rolling elements that would otherwise allow the rack to roll between an extended position and a retracted position. Instead of rolling elements, the rack includes sliding surfaces that slide along corresponding surfaces inside the dishwasher and/or on a dishwasher door. The rack may be a lowermost rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Carr, Mike Holmes, Jeff Vogus
  • Patent number: 9167907
    Abstract: A tiered inline loveseat includes a first chair and a second chair where the second chair is positioned inline and below the first chair. The first chair includes a first seat, and a first seat back. The first seat has a front end, a back end, a first side and a second side. The first seat back is coupled to the back end of the first seat. The second chair has a second seat and a second seat back with a bottom edge and a top edge. Wherein, the top edge of the second seat back is coupled to the front end of the first seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Walter B. Kerr
  • Patent number: 9113756
    Abstract: A portable toilet constructed of a sanitary and biodegradable material assembled from a multi-paneled and foldable blank material into a body having a bottom, interconnecting sides and a top with a centrally defined aperture. The blank construction includes a pair of mating flaps within which are configured carrying handle apertures. A fold over lid exhibits three interconnected edges and an inner facing engagement tab for maintaining the lid in a closed position relative to the top and upper side edges of the body. A reinforcing insert is positioned within the open interior of the body during its three dimensional assembly and includes pairs of spaced apart, length extending and opposite edge interconnecting and strength inducing panels which are arrayed in vertically extending fashion and which, in use, protect against collapse of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Raymond R. Shaw
  • Patent number: 9027173
    Abstract: A toilet training device includes an odor remediation system for absorbing or masking odors that may be created during toilet training. The odor remediation system may include a modular odor remediating insert that may be releasably positioned within a recess that is provided within the toilet training device. The odor remediating insert may include an odor absorbing substance such as sodium bicarbonate, an odor masking substance such as a fragrance or a combination of an odor absorbing substance and an odor masking substance. The toilet training device also includes a system for dispensing wipes that may utilize a recess that is defined in a side wall of the main body portion of the toilet training device. A wipes cartridge is designed so that it can be used to conveniently dispense wipes regardless of whether it is separated from the toilet training device or mounted within the recess of the toilet training device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Dunn, Keith G. Ciampa, Mark A. Hatherill, Mark G. Tebbe, Huisok Pyon
  • Publication number: 20140345039
    Abstract: A portable collapsible toilet enclosure includes a base portion and a lid portion which is vertically moveable relative to the base. The base and lid are connected by one or more telescoping members and/or a collapsible door structure, which telescoping members and/or collapsible door structure extend to raise the lid relative to the base and are lockable in the extended position to provide structural support for the enclosure. The telescoping members and/or collapsible door structure are retractable to lower the lid relative to the base, and the lid may be secured to the base thereby creating a portable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Wezor Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Richie Weir
  • Publication number: 20140223657
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an aesthetically pleasing covering for construction site structures, such as portable toilets and/or construction waste bins, includes expanses of material designed to encompass and/or encircle such structures. Various embodiments are directed to retractable, weather-resistant fabrics that, when employed in accordance with the present invention, create a cabana-like structure to obscure the undesired aesthetics of underlying structures. Other embodiments relate to camouflaging such structures to avoid the unpleasant visual appearance of reconstruction/remodeling projects where such structures are utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Hentschel
  • Publication number: 20140215706
    Abstract: A slip cover for a portable restroom is disclosed. The slip cover includes a top panel, a first side panel, a back panel, a second side panel, and one or more vent openings. The top panel includes a riser vent opening. The first side panel extends from the top panel and includes one or more first side fasteners. The back panel extends from the top panel and includes one or more back first fasteners corresponding to the one or more first side fasteners and one or more back second fasteners. The second side panel extends from the top panel and includes one or more second side fasteners corresponding to the one or more back second fasteners. The one or more vent openings correspond to vents for the portable restroom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Angela L. Fitzgerald
  • Publication number: 20140165273
    Abstract: A portable, self-contained toilet is provided that does not require water, and produces its own energy without the need for an external source of power. The toilet includes and external housing for providing protection from environmental elements to components of the toilet and to human users of the toilet. A toilet bowl directs liquid and solid waste into a collection hopper. Once the hopper is full, a turntable or other rotary device is indexed to advance the waste filled hopper to an intermediary position. From there, the hopper is moved onto a burner, where the collected human waste is separated into liquid and solid waste. As a result of heating, the liquid waste turns to steam and is removed from the hopper, collected, filtered and the resulting distilled water stored. The remaining solid bio-fuel may be removed and disposed of or used as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Santec LLC
    Inventor: Jeremiah Deal
  • Publication number: 20140143945
    Abstract: An improved mobile toilet structure may include a base, four side bars, four sleeve tubes, four panels and a lid. The base has four threaded holes at four corners of the upper side of the base, and a vertical exhaust pipe at one side of the rear portion of the base. The side bar has a first threaded portion on its upper end and a second threaded portion on its lower end. The sleeve tube has an opening on one side and the two margins of the opening extend outwards and form two wing-like structures. Among the four panels, the front one has a board installed in the panel that can be opened and closed, whereas all others may have transom windows opened at their upper portions. The lid is integrally molded, with its size and shape determined by the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: CHI PING PLASTIC CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Chiu Chen, Te-Chung Hung
  • Patent number: 8719973
    Abstract: A portable toilet with mechanism that causes the toilet to flush as the door to the toilet enclosure is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Michael L. Miner
  • Patent number: 8695127
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an aesthetically pleasing covering for construction site structures, such as portable toilets and/or construction waste bins, includes expanses of material designed to encompass and/or encircle such structures. Various embodiments are directed to retractable, weather-resistant fabrics that, when employed in accordance with the present invention, create a cabana-like structure to obscure the undesired aesthetics of underlying structures. Other embodiments relate to camouflaging such structures to avoid the unpleasant visual appearance of reconstruction/remodeling projects where such structures are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen Hentschel
  • Publication number: 20140090162
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a composting porta potty comprises a housing, an access panel, a waste holding container, and a composting system. In one embodiment, the composting system comprises an open container, a scoop, and a suitable composting material (e.g. sawdust). In another embodiment, the composting system comprises an enclosed container, an outlet, an outlet covering, and a handle for releasing the composting material directly into the waste holding container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Gunn
  • Patent number: 8499370
    Abstract: A collapsible portable toilet assembly includes a housing that has a top wall, a bottom wall and a perimeter wall hingedly coupled to and extending between a perimeter edge of the top and bottom walls so the perimeter wall is collapsible. The top wall has a toilet aperture extending therethrough to access an interior of the housing. The housing is positionable in a collapsed position and extended position. A seat is coupled to the top wall. The seat is positioned around the toilet aperture. A base removably receives the housing so the bottom wall of the housing abuts an upper surface of the base. A plurality of legs is hingedly coupled to and extends downwardly from the base. The legs are configured to abut a support surface supporting the base above the support surface. A screen is selectively positionable around the toilet assembly so the user is concealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Maria A. Felicetta
  • Patent number: 8499371
    Abstract: A portable toilet for marine craft securely located on the deck of a boat and including an inflatable privacy cover. The toilet includes a seat assembly and a box-shaped housing for a portable toilet. The boat seat assembly includes a boat seat, a boat seat back, and a support brace, made up of first and second support members hinged together. The first member connects the boat seat back to the second support member. The inner surface of the second support member defines a seat receiving portion for the boat seat. An inflatable cover is coupled to the boat seat housing and defines a pressurizable interior. A fan forcing air from an exterior of the inflatable toilet shelter to the pressurizable interior operatively inflates the inflatable cover. The inflatable toilet shelter can also have a swivel attached to the bottom for allowing the toilet to be vertically pivoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Mark A. Becker
  • Publication number: 20130055499
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foldable and stackable bathroom cabin having multiple purposes such as a dressing room and a storage room, as toilet and shower; which can be connected directly to the waste discharge network. It is equipped with four telescopic columns, foldable in sections controlled by means of casings, with securing mechanisms ending in the corresponding end deployment stops on the upper part of said columns. It is equipped with fabric tarpaulins for the walls and zipper closure on its front wall; and on the upper part of said columns there are arranged four cone-shaped stops for its support and balance during stacking of said cabins in the folded state. When folded, they allow storing up to 200 cabins in a space of 5.9×6.15×5.9 metres. The cabin is equipped with fittings for use in the modes of chemical recirculating toilets; squat toilets; dry toilets with mechanical waste discharge; and vacuum toilets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Joan Miguel Serda
  • Publication number: 20120227174
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an aesthetically pleasing covering for construction site structures, such as portable toilets and/or construction waste bins, includes expanses of material designed to encompass and/or encircle such structures. Various embodiments are directed to retractable, weather-resistant fabrics that, when employed in accordance with the present invention, create a cabana-like structure to obscure the undesired aesthetics of underlying structures. Other embodiments relate to camouflaging such structures to avoid the unpleasant visual appearance of reconstruction/remodeling projects where such structures are utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Hentschel
  • Publication number: 20120192344
    Abstract: A cover for a portable toilet includes a front panel, a rear panel, two side panels and a roof panel arranged to fully span respective ones of the front wall, the rear wall, the two side walls and the roof member of the portable toilet. The roof panel has a window portion formed of a translucent material aligned with translucent material of the roof member of the portable toilet to communicate external light therethrough into the interior of the portable toilet. A lower panel of heat insulating material spans a bottom side of the portable toilet between spaced apart skid members on the bottom of the portable toilet. A strip of reflective material is also mounted on each of the front panel, the rear panel and the side panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Novotny
  • Publication number: 20120144576
    Abstract: A portable toilet that includes a top section, a bottom section, a side wall, and a door system. The top section includes a top wall slot. The bottom section includes a bottom wall slot. The side wall includes a top edge that is removably insertable into the top wall slot. The side wall includes a bottom edge of that is removably insertable into the bottom wall slot. The door system includes a door frame and at least one door. The door frame includes first and second wall side slots. A first side of the side wall is removably insertable into the first wall side slot, and a second side of the side wall is removably insertable into the second wall side slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: CURTIS TAYLOR, Aaron Misener
  • Patent number: 8185979
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an aesthetically pleasing covering for construction site structures, such as portable toilets and/or construction waste bins, includes expanses of material designed to encompass and/or encircle such structures. Various embodiments are directed to retractable, weather-resistant fabrics that, when employed in accordance with the present invention, create a cabana-like structure to obscure the undesired aesthetics of underlying structures. Other embodiments relate to camouflaging such structures to avoid the unpleasant visual appearance of reconstruction/remodeling projects where such structures are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Hentschel
  • Publication number: 20120124731
    Abstract: A toilet. The toilet comprises a main receptacle for receiving feces and urine, a urine and a fecal receptacle at least a portion of each disposed below said main receptacle for respectively receiving and storing urine and fecal matter. Said main receptacle defining one or more urine apertures in a lower region thereof through which urine may flow out of said main receptacle downwardly into the urine receptacle, said main receptacle shaped to divert urine into the one or more urine apertures. Said main receptacle defining one or more fecal apertures in the lower region thereof through which feces and urine may leave the main receptacle and pass downwardly. Said one or more fecal apertures having a raised perimeter for preventing urine from entering said one or more fecal apertures, and said feces receptacle for receiving and storing feces that falls downward through the feces aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Geoffrey Trott
  • Publication number: 20120102635
    Abstract: An improved portable toilet for simultaneous, private use by two persons, the portable toilet which contains an internal compartment having a commode, a waste containment chamber disposed below the commode for receiving waste, an external shell enclosing the compartment and the waste containment chamber, at least one urinal disposed externally upon the external shell and drainage system connecting the external urinal to the waste containment chamber. The portable toilet of the present invention has a cross-section and footprint in the shape of a pentagon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Cheng
  • Publication number: 20120054952
    Abstract: A stabilizer system facilitates assembly of portable toilets at any location without need for attachment of the portable toilet to rigid stationary. Two square or rectangular tubular runners, permanently attached to the portable toilet, provide structural stability. The two runners have apertures of substantially equal size. A master stake having an aperture at its proximal end is pounded into the ground so that the aperture extends above ground. A control arm is inserted through apertures of the two runners and the master stake aperture, such that the master stake aperture is set between the two runner apertures. The fulcrum denial feature provided by the master stake and control arm enhance structural stability of the unit. The portable toilet is secured to the ground without front to back or side-to-side movement or tipping due to denial of leverage caused by the incorporation of the master stake and control arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Sean Joseph O'Reilly
  • Publication number: 20120000015
    Abstract: A portable compact toilet enclosure includes a main frame having an interior portion, a side frame, and a hood portion. The side frame is slidably coupled to the main frame and configured such that in a closed configuration of the portable compact toilet enclosure, the side frame portion is substantially disposed within the interior portion of the main frame. In an open configuration, the side frame is positioned away from the main frame such that substantial portions of the side frame portion are disposed outside of the interior portion of the main frame. The hood portion is hingedly attached to the side frame and configured such that in the closed configuration the hood portion is substantially disposed within the interior portion of the main frame, and in the open configuration is rotated in an upright position and substantially disposed outside of the interior portion of the main frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Lance MCCLENDON, Jason GRAHAM
  • 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: 20110289671
    Abstract: An extended-duration foam may be used to entrap and suppress waste deposited into a latrine storage tank. The foam floats on a liquid or solid surface to form a protective barrier between the waste material stored in the latrine storage tank and the indoor atmosphere of the latrine. When liquid or solid material is deposited into the storage tank having the foam layer, the waste material passes through the foam and into the liquid and/or solid layer of waste material beneath the foam. The foam “self repairs” after the material passes therethrough, maintaining an effective visual and olfactory barrier between the waste material and the latrine atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Benjamin M. Westrick
  • Patent number: 7975325
    Abstract: A portable restroom is designed to provide features which enhance the comfort and appeal to users. These features include a rigid and stable structure, including a rigid floor structure, thus providing a sense of security to the user. Further, flushing and fresh water capabilities are achieved by using a dual tank structure made capable by the base design itself. This dual tank structure is achieved utilizing a unique siphoning pump to provide appropriate functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Satellite Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald J. Holmstadt
  • Publication number: 20110113545
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sanitary cabin comprising a bottom, side walls with an access opening and an upper wall, in which sanitary facilities are disposed, and connecting means provided for effecting a supporting connection of the sanitary cabin to the outside of a vehicle, wherein adjusting means are provided for adjusting the distance between the bottom and the upper wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: René Johannes Wilhelmus Driessen
  • Patent number: 7877823
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an aesthetically pleasing covering for construction site structures, such as portable toilets and/or construction waste bins, includes expanses of material designed to encompass and/or encircle such structures. Various embodiments are directed to retractable, weather-resistant fabrics that, when employed in accordance with the present invention, create a cabana-like structure to obscure the undesired aesthetics of underlying structures. Other embodiments relate to camouflaging such structures to avoid the unpleasant visual appearance of reconstruction/remodeling projects where such structures are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen Hentschel
  • Publication number: 20110004992
    Abstract: A portable, wearable, packable privacy curtain for use with portable toilets. The privacy curtain is a tubular cape of flexible material, without rigid frame members, having open top and bottom ends. The open bottom end is sized to fit around the base of a portable toilet, and the open top end is expandable via a partial vertical zipper extending from the cape's top front edge partway down the front of the cap, so that a person can easily step into the cape after the cape has been pre-positioned around a toilet and then zip the cape back up to use the toilet. The open top end is also provided with shoulder straps for hands-free use while standing and sitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Carol Navarre
  • Patent number: 7849866
    Abstract: The present invention may be used for privacy of individuals when changing clothes, for toilet privacy or other user privacy needs. A privacy shelter may have a wall that may be of generally tubular shape and may have a lower portion that may be an opaque, flexible material and an upper portion that is partially transparent. A top may be generally circular and flat in shape and may be attached at a peripheral edge to a top edge of the wall. A first ring may be attached to the top edge; a second ring may be attached interior to the wall adjacent a bottom edge; and a third ring may be attached interior to the wall intermediate the top edge and the bottom edge. A toilet stool or toilet chair may be disposed in the privacy shelter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen P. Mangum
  • Patent number: 7836525
    Abstract: A Comfort Seat and Commode Device that is adaptable for incorporation into a wheel chair, an ordinary arm chair or couch or bed, a hospital bed, or any other means of convalescence or permanent occupation by the disabled, is herein disclosed. The device's framework supports a seat portion that is capable of rotating to provide an opening through which a patient or disabled person may eliminate waste. The rotatable seat is located in-line vertically with a waste bin and cover that comprise the commode. An actuation means is provided, which, in response to a command by the user, simultaneously opens the waste bin cover, rotates the seat, and elevates the waste bin to permit use of the device. A means of providing squirting action of a cleaning solution to cleanse the user after elimination, as well as a drying system, may also be incorporated into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventors: Hector Castillo, Mahendra C. Shah
  • Patent number: 7802323
    Abstract: A self-contained portable toilet for a patient's room includes a movable cabinet having a base and a plurality of wheels on the base and a brake for moving and securing the cabinet to a selected location. The cabinet also includes a water tank, a toilet bowl having an opening in the bottom portion thereof disposed in the cabinet at a pre-selected height. An excrement drawer is provided below the opening in the toilet bowl and a conduit provides water from the tank for cleaning a patient and/or the bowl. The cabinet also includes water level indicators for indicating the amount of water in the tank and in the excrement drawer. The drawer also includes an opening for receiving waste and a spring biased element for closing the opening when the drawer is removed from the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Ahmad L. B. M. Al-Mutairi
  • Publication number: 20100212082
    Abstract: A modular portable cabana-type restroom includes a roof, base platform, foot portions, side wall panels, a back wall panel, four corner portions and a door. The side wall panels and back wall panel are provided with vertically-disposed hooks for interlocking with complementary slots along the edges of the corner portions. The roof is provided with clips for engaging the corner portions. This permits convenient interlocking removable assembly of the wall panels, corner portions and roof without the use of mechanical fasteners, such as rivets, screws or nuts and bolts. Recesses in the foot portions accept the insertion of the corner portions and corners of the base portion, which are then secured together through formed apertures using a minimum number of mechanical fasteners. This provides for easy assembly and disassembly of the restroom for transport, repair and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel G. Tyler, Jamie P. Kostelyk, Jacob H. Shubinski, Vaughan D. Smith, II, Rodney M. Mullett
  • Patent number: 7634822
    Abstract: A portable toilet apparatus configured for use with a toilet liner is disclosed. The toilet apparatus comprises a toilet basin, and a toilet seat removably fitted to the toilet basin. The toilet seat further includes retention means for retaining the toilet liner at least partially within the toilet basin. A combination changing and toileting station is also disclosed. The combination changing and toileting station comprises a toilet assembly, and a changing table assembly removably attached to toilet assembly. The toilet assembly and changing table assembly are adjustable between a first position for use as a changing table, and a second position for use as a toileting station. A method of using a toilet liner with a portable toilet apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Inventor: Suzy Smithson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080307575
    Abstract: A toilet system includes a toilet configured for use by a toddler. An enclosure substantially surrounds the toilet, the enclosure having a selectably closable first opening for use by the toddler to access the enclosure. The enclosure includes a second opening configured to permit access from exterior of the enclosure to assist the toddler. The access to assist the toddler can be provided from exterior of the enclosure while the first opening remains in a substantially closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Bradley D. Heilman
  • Patent number: 7437854
    Abstract: An stabilizer system for a temporary building such as a portable toilet. The stabilizer system has a U-shaped anchor the legs of which are attachably securable to members on the base of the building by means of an elongate rod. The U-shaped anchor extends from a sidewall of the building and at the time of installation may be placed about a permanent upright member such as a utility pole or may be ground staked via holes in the member provided for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Sean Joseph O'Reilly
  • Publication number: 20080172781
    Abstract: Method for estimating the number of persons is described. The methods can be used in conjunction with advertising and to monitor performance of the advertising in reaching an audience. The methods can also be used in conjunction with a maintenance system to schedule maintenance activities based on volume of use. Systems, apparatus, computer signals and computer programming relating to and implementing the methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Terrance Popowich, Ian Hessel, Walter Wolanczyk
  • Patent number: 7313833
    Abstract: Inventive disclosures made herein comprise various embodiments of a vehicle emergency toilet system having portions built into the seat of the vehicle. The toilet equipped vehicle seats having a toilet with a disposable waste receiving reservoir built into a seat portion thereof together with deployable privacy shades build into the vehicle seat back, vehicle roof or rear deck. The emergency toilet may be built into any flying mode of transportation like a helicopter, a jet plane, a military helicopter, a submarine (any submersible modes of transportation), an automobile, an ambulance, a stakeout police car or a detective car, a surveillance car, a taxi, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Inventor: Karen Wee
  • Patent number: 7137156
    Abstract: A portable lavatory, which is easily loaded into a freight box of a truck and is maintained in a stable loaded state in the freight box during transportation, is disclosed. In the portable lavatory (10), the capacities of both a fresh water tank (20) and a foul water tank (30) of a tank unit (12) are altered in inverse proportion to each other. The tank unit (12), integrated with a lower end of a lavatory facility unit (11), has a width and length shorter than those of the lavatory facility unit, thus being stepped inward from the lower end of the lavatory facility unit. The fresh water tank (20) and the foul water tank (30) are assembled with each other at flanged open ends thereof into a single structure, with a variable tank (40) provided in a junction part between the two tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Jinsung Mobile Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byung Joon Yang
  • 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: 6766541
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a joint for joining a first panel and a second panel of a portable restroom includes a first jaw section, a second jaw section, and an outer bumper section. The first jaw section is adapted to allow insertion and removal of the first panel along a first axis and to provide engagement to the first panel in all directions perpendicular to the first axis. The second jaw section is adapted to allow insertion and removal of the second panel along a second axis and to provide engagement to the second panel in all directions perpendicular to the second axis. The outer bumper section has a first edge connected to the first jaw section and a second edge connected to the second jaw section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Five Peaks Technology
    Inventors: Reginald Ellis Adams, Daniel Scott Sommerfeld, David Joseph Harris, William Jay Kelley
  • Patent number: 6742195
    Abstract: A seating apparatus is designed for placing over a standard toilet system. The apparatus includes a chair having a padded backrest, padded arms and a padded seat. A patient accesses the toilet by raising the padded seat that is hinged across the back of the chair. Each of the padded arms includes a plastic side that forms a curved channel on each side of the toilet seat for catching loose items and any possible soil. The apparatus further includes a removable tray/table is mounted on the chair using slots that grip the arms, and a roll-away storage unit that is removably attached to the tray/table or chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Janet Mary Shirley Parry
  • Patent number: 6718565
    Abstract: A portable toilet shelter for providing complete privacy for a user having to use an outdoor toilet. The portable toilet shelter includes a side wall structure including a base sheet of material having longitudinal side edges and also having top and bottom edges and further having first sleeve portions being disposed in the base sheet of material and being adapted to be erected about a toilet; and also includes a side wall structure support assembly for supporting the side wall structure upon a ground; and further includes a roof assembly including a roof member, and also including a frame being attached to the roof member and being removably connected to the side wall structure support assembly; and also includes a fastening assembly including a fastening member being attached to the base sheet of material and roof member for closing the base sheet of material and the roof member about the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Inventor: Alexis Cruz
  • Patent number: 6694538
    Abstract: A portable toilet enclosure assembly for providing privacy for users of portable toilets which may be positioned in the open. The portable toilet enclosure assembly includes a base assembly including a support base, and also including wheels upon which the support base is mounted; and also includes a height adjustable pole assembly being mounted upon the support base; and further includes a curtain support assembly including a bracket being attached to the height adjustable pole assembly, and also including tubular curtain rod support member being pivotally attached to the bracket, and further including a curtain rod being adjustably attached to the tubular curtain rod support member, and also including curtain hangers being movably mounted upon the curtain rod; and also includes a curtain being attached to and depending from the curtain hangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Beatrice Jones
  • 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: 6622319
    Abstract: An insulating cover for a portable toilet as used on construction sites and for outdoor events is described. In one arrangement insulating panels are fastened around the portable toilet to reduce the escape of heat therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Inventors: Rosalind Doris Mousseau, Darryl Joseph Mousseau
  • Publication number: 20030167562
    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: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventor: Paul E. Weiss