Bowl Skirt Or Tank Cover Patents (Class 4/901)
  • Patent number: 9903104
    Abstract: A dirt shield system for enhancing cleanliness of a toilet includes a toilet that has a pedestal, a bowl and a tank. A cover is provided and the cover is removably wrapped around the toilet. The cover is positioned to cover the bowl and the pedestal. Thus, the cover prevents the bowl and the pedestal from becoming soiled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Michelle Welliver
  • Patent number: 8695653
    Abstract: A cover for a toilet is provided. The cover includes a sheet having side-facing portions that extend from a top portion and are configured to extend to a ground surface and a front-facing portion that extends from the top portion and is configured to extend to a ground surface spaced-frontwardly from the toilet. A support is carried on about a proximal end of the front-facing portion for providing support to a technician during servicing of the toilet. The support may be a cushion that is made of any appropriately configured material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey F. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8528123
    Abstract: A one-piece bowl including an open top, a bottom opening, a rim portion, an interior space and a plurality of cavities is provided. The rim portion substantially surrounds the bowl near the open top, and an inner channel is formed along and within the rim portion. The interior space is substantially defined by an interior surface, the open top and the bottom opening. The plurality of cavities extends from the inner channel to the interior space. The inner channel and the cavities are configured to pass fluid from an outer fluid source to the interior space. A mold assembly and a method for forming a one-piece greenware piece for the bowl are also provided. The mold assembly includes a top mold component and a bottom mold component that are configured to mate and thereby form a reservoir substantially defining the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Dometic Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hashem, Gerald James ST.Louis, Stanley Andrews
  • Patent number: 8468615
    Abstract: The mounting device has a mounting frame (2) that includes means for securing the sanitary body. A covering (14, 15, 26) is positioned on the mounting frame (2), said covering concealing the mounting frame at least at the front. The covering (14, 15, 26) has at least one first decorative element (15) that conceals the mounting frame (2) at the front and is secured to the mounting frame (2) and at least one second decorative element (26) that conceals the mounting frame (2) at the top. The second decorative element (26) forms a removable cover for a cistern (5) mounted in the mounting frame (2). The covering (14, 15, 26) preferably has at least two further decorative elements (14) that conceal the mounting frame (2) at the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Geberit International AG
    Inventor: Reto Tremp
  • Patent number: 8336130
    Abstract: A toilet device that can be raised or lowered comprising a generally flat base atop a floor; a toilet bowl disposed above the base via a hydraulic lift cylinder, wherein the hydraulic lift cylinder can move the toilet bowl between an up position where the toilet bowl is raised upwardly away from the floor and a down position wherein the toilet bowl is lowered toward the floor; one or more telescopic support rods for supporting the toilet bowl above the base; a waste pipe fluidly connecting the toilet bowl to a waste line of the plumbing system; and a control device operatively connected to the hydraulic lift cylinder for causing the hydraulic lift cylinder to move the toilet bowl to the up position or the down position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Mario A. Cardenas
  • Patent number: 8011401
    Abstract: A toilet bowl protecting assembly includes a flexible toilet bowl covering with a top wall having a front edge, a pair of lateral edges and a rear edge. A vertical wall is attached to and extends downwardly from the top wall. The vertical wall is attached to and is coextensive with each of the front and lateral edges. The top wall is positioned on top of a toilet lid and seat of the toilet and the vertical wall extending downwardly over a toilet bowl of the toilet. A flexible tank covering including an upper wall and a perimeter wall is attached to and extending downwardly from the upper wall, the tank covering is positionable on and covering a tank of the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: David K. Utterback
  • Patent number: 6763531
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the containment of fluids that flow from a bowl of a commode installed in an aircraft lavatory through a space between a rim of the bowl and a shroud positioned above the rim. The method includes securing a central portion of an apron against an exterior perimeter of the bowl and fastening a plurality of fastening points formed in an outer peripheral portion of the apron to fixed anchors to thereby extend and retain the outer peripheral portion of the apron away from the exterior perimeter of the bowl. Once installed, the apron is able to contain at least a portion of fluids that flow from the bowl through the space. The present invention also provides a method of servicing an aircraft lavatory between flights and a kit for use in servicing an aircraft lavatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Aircraft Facilities Products, LLC
    Inventors: Scott W. Huffman, Charles J. Flury, Donald J. Huffman
  • Patent number: 5671486
    Abstract: A toilet tank cover comprises two decorative figures. Discharge from the vent orifice of a cup type float valve flows up through the primary figure and out an exterior orifice to the secondary figure. The primary figure receives water discharge from the discharge vent of a cup type float valve. The discharge then flows through the primary figure to an emission point. At the emission point, the fluid is directed toward an opening in the second figure. The discharge flows through the secondary figure and drains directly into the waste standpipe of the toilet. The operation of the flush mechanism of the toilet is thereby monitored in an aesthetically pleasing fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Inventor: John E. Collavo
  • Patent number: 5581824
    Abstract: A toilet bowl safety cover including a rigid housing member having a housing cavity having a first portion contoured to receive therein in a close fitting relationship the top portion of the toilet bowl and a toilet bowl base receiving portion contoured to receive therein in close fitting relationship the base of the toilet bowl assembly; and a top seating surface sized to cover the entire opening of the toilet bowl defined by the toilet bowl rim, the seating surface being supported by the rigid housing member with sufficient strength to support a person seated thereon; and a strapping mechanism having first and second strap sections connectable with a coupling mechanism, at least one of the first and second strap sections being configured with a length adjustment mechanism. In use the toilet bowl and toilet base are positioned respectively within the bowl receiving portion and the base receiving portion of the housing cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Inventor: Oliver K. Crook, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5560049
    Abstract: A toilet seat safety device for preventing the lid of a toilet from being lifted. The toilet seat safety includes a cover panel for covering a portion of the toilet lid, a base panel for wrapping around and covering the front portion of the base of the toilet bowl, and a pair of elongated flaps extending transversely from the base panel for wrapping around the rear portion of the toilet bowl and fastening together for securely fastening the toilet seat safety device to the toilet. The toilet seat safety device is formed from cloth material and is therefore washable and easy to attach and remove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Inventors: Glorious Robinson, Ella M. Damron
  • Patent number: 5253375
    Abstract: A commode cover includes a seat plate having an opening having an annular channel member arranged peripherally about the opening for mounting upon an upper end of the commode bowl. The structure is formed with spaced rear walls positioned between side walls to receive the toilet tank. The cover is arranged to further accommodate a radio and speaker arrangement for entertainment of individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Inventor: Ricardo Prosper