Toilet Training Patents (Class 4/902)
  • Patent number: 8894148
    Abstract: I came up with the idea of the “Three-in-One Car Seat” because of the benefits and convenience for both parents and children. Now parents do not need to carry a car seat, a potty, and a booster seat when on the go. Some of the benefits of this car seat includes: keeping your child on track during potty training, safe from dangerous germs and bacteria (such as e-coli) found in public restrooms, as well as the convenience of having a potty ready for your child whenever he/she needs it, because everything needed can now be housed in one unit. It also comes in a handy for older kids too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Linda Carol Bailey
  • Patent number: 8495771
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child's potty seat that utilizes a combination waste collection bowl with an integral backrest and handle to isolate the handle away from the bowl contaminated with bodily wastes. The potty seat is made up of a seat portion and a removable bowl portion that is sanitary easy to clean and can be used as a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: K.B. Products Corporation
    Inventor: Kathleen Damman
  • Patent number: 8292241
    Abstract: An apparatus to store a child's potty seat with A design open at the top and front, incorporating multiple means for attaching the device for concealing, and A means to secure a boy deflector shield, and A pedestal to stand the device on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: Sheniece La Rhette Coley, Dalayna Jonite Coley
  • Patent number: 8079097
    Abstract: A child's toilet training chair includes a seat supporting structure and an adjustable seat that can be positioned at an acute angle relative to the horizontal. The front section of the seat is pivotally attached to a front portion of the supporting structure and the rear portion of the seat is provided with at least one engagement member that releasably mates with one of a plurality of vertically-spaced receiving elements in the chair back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Diana Dorfman Deutsch
  • Patent number: 8024821
    Abstract: A detachable connective device for toilet seat includes a base portion, a main body, a seat portion and a cover. The base portion is fitted under the main body, and the former may be detached from the latter. Therefore, the main body may be fitted to a toilet through the base portion. The seat portion is connected to the front end of the main body. A user may sit on the seat portion when using the toilet. The rear end of the cover is pivotally and coaxially connected with the main body so that the cover may rest on top of the seat portion. The base portion has two through apertures to allow fasteners to fixedly attach the base portion to the toilet. Therefore, the goal of easy installation may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: David Chen
  • Patent number: 7975326
    Abstract: A disposable liner for a child's potty chair includes a generally flexible sheet material, a pouch portion formed near the center of the sheet material to extend downwardly into the opening of the potty chair, an absorbent material disposed in the pouch, a plurality of outwardly extending portions extending laterally from the sheet material, and an adhesive material disposed on an underside surface of the outwardly extending portions to adhere the disposable liner to the seat portion of the potty chair. A pull string may be disposed around the pouch, such that the pull string may be pulled after the disposable liner is used to close the pouch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara Wilson
  • Patent number: 7891030
    Abstract: A toilet for use with training a child is provided. The toilet comprises a main toilet portion having a backrest and a pair of arm rests. A bowl rests within the main toilet portion. A seat is positioned over the bowl. A CD player is integrated into the main toilet portion. A plurality of finger-shaped recesses are formed on a top surface and front surface of the arm rests with the child's fingers receivable within the recesses. A sensor is positioned between the main toilet portion and the bowl with the bowl resting upon the sensor wherein upon the child contacting the finger-shaped recesses, the arm rests and recesses light up and make sounds and wherein upon bodily waste entering the bowl, the weight change of the bowl against the sensor automatically activates the CD player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Faith Sutton
  • Patent number: 7865980
    Abstract: A potty training system includes a base member having a substantially planer bottom surface and including a rubber coated bottom layer to maintain the system at a substantially stationary position during operating conditions. The base member further has a top surface that has an opening wherein a reservoir is removably positionable therein. An upper section connected to the lower section extends upwardly therefrom and has a plurality of slots for storing various objects. The system further includes a mechanism for playing an audio medium. A power source is connected to the playing mechanism and may include a rechargeable battery. The potty training system may further include at least one electronic device for providing audio sounds, a microprocessor connected to the at least one electronic device for controlling the operation thereof based upon an input provided by a user as well as a plurality of speakers connected to the microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventors: Meletha R. Fuller, Monica L. Heath
  • Patent number: 7770242
    Abstract: A collapsible potty comprises a one piece, rigid seat with a central hole through it. A pair of opposed tracks on the seat lower surface extend from front to rear. Left and right support panels are pivotally attached, by means of support hinge knuckles, to seat hinge knuckles on the seat left and right ends, respectively. Hinge pins engage hinge holes in the knuckles. The support panels are able to pivot from a folded position adjacent the seat lower surface, to an open position extending downward. A flexible, sealable waste bag hangs beneath the seat to receive waste. A tray has a plurality of hooks, arrayed around a central hole, that engage holes in the waste bag. The tray slides into the seat tracks to position the tray central hole directly beneath the seat central hole. A zip-lock closure seals the waste bag. A resilient locking arm on the seat hinge knuckle expands into a notch in the support hinge knuckle when the support panel is rotated into the open position, to hold the support panel open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Timothy L. Sell
  • Patent number: 7712159
    Abstract: A potty training device for male and female toddlers that is adaptable to be used as a training urinal for male toddlers. The convertible potty and urinal training device can be used the same way as conventional training potties but, in addition and unlike conventional training potties, is easily converted to a training urinal to train male toddlers to urinate in the standing position. This invention is comprised of a front, back, and side walls on a base with legs having a opening in the floor center. A removable waste container is mounted beneath the base for collecting waste making it adaptable to be used as a urinal for male toddlers. A removable seat with a opening in its bottom section is mated on the top and side brims of the urinal section making it adaptable to be used the same way as a conventional training potty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventors: Theory Stringer, Theartis Perry, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7665157
    Abstract: A child's toilet training chair includes a seat supporting structure and an adjustable seat that can be positioned at an acute angle relative to the horizontal. The front section of the seat is pivotally attached to a front portion of the supporting structure and the rear portion of the seat is provided with at least one engagement member that releasably mates with one of a plurality of vertically-spaced receiving elements in the chair back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Diana Dorfman Deutsch
  • Patent number: 7373673
    Abstract: A target permanently manufactured into a toilet or urinal. The target is used as a self competitive game, that triggers the subconscious mind as a training aide to revolutionize the world in health and hygiene. The user scores points by hitting the target in different locations. Closer to the center gives the individual more points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Gloria L. Holland
  • Patent number: 7290296
    Abstract: A toddler's and children's portable potty is disclosed. The portable potty has four adjustable legs and a removable bag holder ring which holds a disposable bag for one-time use. The portable potty can easily be transported with an included carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Verbateen Wilson
  • Patent number: 7237278
    Abstract: The device 10 is a potty training device having a housing with a pivotal seat 14 positioned over a cavity 16 for receiving the waste material that is discarded by slidably removing the receptacle 18 that forms the base of the bowl-like cavity. The housing also provides shelf 24 or compartment space 20 for storage of items that can be used by the toddler or child 12. Also within the housing are electronic components for recording and playing a musical tune and/or audio clips. A pressure switch 30 positioned under the pivotal seat 14 causes a musical tune or prerecorded audio sequence to be played when the child sits on the pivotal seat 14. The user 12 can selectively record tune or audio clip to be played when the pressure switch 30 is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Dara Scott
  • Patent number: 7194776
    Abstract: A facility for the purpose of entertainment, education, or monitoring wherein there is provided an acoustic sensor (24) mounted on the outside of a toilet bowl (30) and a simple, inexpensive target (22) mounted to the inside of the toilet (28) thereby keeping the sensitive acoustic sensor and other electronics in a dryer and cleaner location. The sound of a urine stream contacting the target (22) propagates through the toilet (26) and is detected by the acoustic sensor (24). An analysis and feedback unit (32) monitors the sound of the urine stream contacting the target (22) and provides a message to the user indicating their success in hitting the target (22) with the urine stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventors: Sean Michael Lastuka, Christopher Stephen Payne
  • 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: 6829788
    Abstract: A toilet training assembly includes a stool comprising a panel and a plurality of legs that are attached to and extend downwardly from the panel. The panel has a centrally disposed aperture therein. A receptacle is removably mountable in the aperture. A back member is attached to a back edge of the stool. A pair of arms is attached to and extends forward from the back member. A motion detector is mounted in the peripheral edge of the aperture and is directed downwardly such that the motion detector detects material entering the receptacle. A processor is electrically coupled to the motion detector. A dispenser assembly for selectively dispensing candy is positioned in a first arm of the pair of arms. The assembly is operationally coupled to the processor so that the dispenser assembly is turned on when the motion detector detects motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Patricia Allen
  • Patent number: 6772454
    Abstract: A toilet training device has a target sensor for sensing an impact of urine, a first suction cup for securing the target sensor to a toilet, a music box for providing a feedback, and an insulated electric wire for connecting the target sensor with the music box. The target sensor can be positioned unobtrusively within the toilet. When a user urinates, the target sensor detects an impact of the urine when hit, and the target sensor triggers music in the music box through the insulated electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Barry, Thomas Jackson Barry
  • Patent number: 6704948
    Abstract: A disposable waste container that includes a housing defining a reservoir within the housing and where the housing is adaptable for receiving bodily waste. The housing includes a plurality of layers, where the layers include at least an inner layer and an outer layer and at least one intermediate layer between the inner and outer layers. The housing defines a self-supportable structure, wherein the self-supportable structure is defined by at least one of the layers having a semi-rigid structure to enable self-supporting of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Melissa Ann Shirkey
  • Patent number: 6698036
    Abstract: A potty training device having a seat with an opening for receiving bodily waste, a sensor for sensing bodily waste, and a sensory output generator. The seat includes a retaining member configured and located so as to retain the seat in place with respect to a toilet such that the opening of the seat is located above a bowl of the toilet. The sensor senses the bodily waste that passes through the opening of the seat, and the sensory output generator generates a sensory output in response to the sensor sensing the bodily waste. A potty training device having a seat with an opening for receiving bodily waste and an electronic unit that includes a housing that at least partially contains a sensor for sensing the bodily waste, a power source, and a sensory output generator for outputting a sensory output when the sensor senses the bodily waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Armbruster, Karen Fitzgerald, Domenic Thomas Gubitosi, John Martin Maul
  • Patent number: 6684418
    Abstract: Disclosed are an infant's chamber pot having a health checking function and an operating method thereof. The infant's chamber pot comprises a power source section; a temperature sensor installed on a bottom surface inside the chamber pot to measure a temperature of stool; a controller electrically connected to the temperature sensor, operated by a voltage supplied from the power source section and having a memory part in which melody signal data and warning signal data are stored, the controller selectively outputting the melody signal data or the warning signal data depending upon the stool temperature sensed by the temperature sensor, by comparing the stool temperature with a normal threshold temperature; and a speaker electrically connected to an output terminal of the controller, the speaker converting the signal data outputted from the controller into an audible signal and then, outputting the audible signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: Keun Seob Choi
  • Patent number: 6430758
    Abstract: A portable training toilet including a toilet portion having an open upper end and a closed lower end. The open upper end has a seat portion hingedly coupled thereto. The seat portion has a cover portion hingedly disposed thereover. A tank portion is secured to and extends upwardly from the toilet portion. The tank portion has an open upper end and a closed lower end. The open upper end has a cover member hingedly coupled thereto. The tank portion has a horizontal slot therethrough in a front wall thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventor: Byron Cabrera
  • Patent number: 6353941
    Abstract: The child's light weight portable toilet seat is designed to be used on top of a standard, commercial adult toilet seat and to provide a safe, stable, ergonomic seating area. The seat is slim, small and light enough to be carried by a child of toilet-training age. It has also been test fitted and may be used on many types of adult toilet seats, including those used in airplanes and boats, for true portability. The seat is molded from a single piece of plastic and has a formed bottom surface which is free of ribs and edges that could catch dirt. The lack of hinges or folds in the seat precludes pinching of the child's skin and reduces potential structural weakness. The absence of cleats or clips makes installation easy for either child or adult. The lack of ribs and edges on the bottom makes the seat more sanitary than existing seats. The seat fits over the front portion of the adult seat rather than being centered over the bowl and, thus, is a more ergonomic seating position for a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventors: Katharine C. Manning, Winston Chou
  • Patent number: 6183850
    Abstract: A toilet target device comprising a water-dispersible foam polymer target floating in a toilet bowl or resting in a potty or urinal is provided. Also provide is a toilet target containing a fragrance, a method for preparing a toilet target, and a method for promoting potty training for children.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: Jennifer L. Lauer
  • Patent number: 6038711
    Abstract: A potty chair resembling a miniature toilet uses features of appearance and a handle for producing a simulated flushing sound, to attract a toddler, familiarize her/him with the device and remove barriers to its usage. A dual phase reward system including a displayable trophy and a storage cubby hole for prizes such as candy, stickers, and toys, encourage the child to use the device and accelerate the completion of potty training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Inventor: William A. Clarke
  • Patent number: 6037871
    Abstract: A bathroom hygiene training system for teaching of proper bathroom hygiene to a child. The bathroom hygiene training system includes a toilet. A toilet sensing housing is removably coupled to the tank. A toilet sound play back assembly is orientated within the toilet sensing housing. A seat sensor is coupled to the toilet sensing housing. A handle sensor is coupled to the toilet sensing housing. A step stool having a platform and a plurality of legs. A step stool sound play back assembly is orientated within the platform of the step stool. A sensor pad is coupled to the platform of the step stool. A sink having a counter top, a washbasin and a pedestal. A soap dish sensing housing is for resting upon the countertop proximate the washbasin. A soap dish sound play back assembly is orientated within the soap dish sensing housing. A soap dish sensor is coupled to the soap dish sensing housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Inventor: Stephen K. Babylon
  • Patent number: 5978976
    Abstract: A potty for toilet training has a base with a hollow space, a seat with a big hole in its middle and mounted on the base, and receptacle received in the hollow space. Child's condition detecting circuit detects a first condition when a child sits on the seat and begins to relieve himself or herself, and a second condition when he or she rises from the seat. Responding to a result of the first condition, a trigger signal generating circuit generates a trigger signal and stops generation of the trigger signal in response to a result of the second condition. Responding to the trigger signal, a sound/melody generating circuit informs parents that their child begins to relieve himself or herself, generates a natural sound to entertain him or her during evacuation, informs the parents that their child has risen from the seat after stool in response to the stop of the trigger signal, and generates a congratulatory melody or voice message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Penta Zone Inc.
    Inventor: Inkee Chai
  • Patent number: 5926864
    Abstract: A Musical Potty Chair comprising a chair structure having an opening in the seat portion thereby accessing a urine and/or feces collecting container whose bottom is raised at the front end and lowered at the rear end. A pressure switch located under the bottom rear of the collecting container activates when the container is filled with any amount of urine or feces. A resilient pad or other spring member holds the container up so that the pressure switch is not activated by the weight of the container alone but only by the weight of urine or feces. An electronic circuit including a microprocessor which contains a musical song, a speaker and amplifying means for making the song audible and a power supply are located in the base of the chair. An alternate embodiment includes a microprocessor which contains multiple musical songs or other sounds such as that of people cheering and the means for the user to select which sound is heard or, for the songs or sounds to be selected randomly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Beverly R. Lynch
  • Patent number: 5893178
    Abstract: A musical potty seat is provided including a potty for containing waste fluid from a child situated thereover. Next provided is a sound mechanism having a heat sensing mechanism in communication with the potty when in use for generating an activation signal upon the detection of a temperature greater than a predetermined amount and a sound device adapted to generate music upon the receipt of the activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Inventor: Zofia Wosiek
  • Patent number: 5890242
    Abstract: An electronic potty training apparatus which visually and audibly amuses a child. The electronic potty training apparatus comprises a support frame removably attachable to a toilet, an audible rewarding system for audibly rewarding and amusing a child, and a rotatable target wherein the target provides visual amusement, an instructional focal point and a triggering mechanism for triggering the audible rewarding system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Ericka Minter
  • Patent number: 5867848
    Abstract: A thermochromic urinal display apparatus and method for displaying a message when activated by a warm urine stream and terminating the display when the apparatus is rinsed with cool rinse water. A urinal display screen is disclosed with advertisement, slogans, public service messages either painted, printed, screened or incorporated onto the urinal display screen using thermochromic paint, ink, film or decal. The urinal display screen is placed so that the thermochromic display is above the water line in the urinal reservoir. The warm urine stream activates the thermochromic paint to induce opaqueness or clarity to reveal advertising slogans, public service messages to the user. Once flushed the cool water from the urinal rinse deactivates the thermochromic paint so that it returns to its original state thereby becoming opaque to conceal an underlying message from the next user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Inventor: Randall C. Ort
  • Patent number: 5829073
    Abstract: A toilet training system in which a decal having a background scene imprinted thereon is adhesively fixed to a toilet lid and a plurality of appliques, each of which depict an entity belonging to the aforementioned background scene, are provided as individual rewards for a successful potty experience. The child attaches the appliques to the decal to build up a scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Lee
  • Patent number: 5822804
    Abstract: A portable urinal for a male toddler. The urinal includes a frame structure including a removable flush tank and a flow control device for regulating the flow of water from said tank to flush the urinal after it has been used. The flow control device is regulated by a handle. In the lower part of the urinal below a front opening is located a drain plate including a drain opening through which the urine flows into a drawer which can be pulled out and cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Marcia Hauflaire
  • Patent number: 5802625
    Abstract: A sanitary unit such as a child's potty or a commode for the elderly or infirm, includes a container (13) for receiving human waste. A seat (24) is arranged relative to the container such that waste from a person sitting on the seat is received in the container. A water reservoir (10) communicates with the container by way of a valve (12). A valve actuator is responsive to the weight of a person sitting on the seat so as to open the valve and to release water from the reservoir into the container in response to a person sitting on the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Waterloo Products Limited
    Inventor: Matthew Ronald Whittaker
  • Patent number: 5685029
    Abstract: A potty training device which comprises a potty toilet so constructed that it can be positioned upon a toilet seat on a bowl of a standard toilet. A potty seat is horizontally disposed on the potty toilet. A facility in the potty toilet is for illuminating the potty seat, when a toddler sits upon the potty seat. An assemblage in the potty toilet is for producing musical sounds, when the toddler sits upon the potty seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Inventor: Duane Gee
  • Patent number: 5652975
    Abstract: An automatic talking potty apparatus includes a receptacle support assembly and a receptacle supported by the receptacle support assembly. A seating surface is positioned over the receptacle. A seated-child sensor assembly senses when a child has been seated on the seating surface. A control assembly is electrically connected to the seated-child sensor assembly. A gender-selection switch is electrically connected to the control assembly. A female-gender message device and a male-gender message device are selectively responsive to the gender-selection switch. The receptacle support assembly includes a set of legs and a receptacle-support ledge supported by the legs. The seating surface is a portion of a seat unit which includes an access slot and a retention groove for receiving a portion of the receptacle. The receptacle includes an upper flange portion which is passed through the access slot and is received by the retention groove in the seat unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventor: Glory S. Hoskin
  • Patent number: 5575021
    Abstract: A combined toilet trainer and toy car is provided of the type having a body constructed to resemble an automobile and ridable by a child and the body carrying a removable pan which activates a horn and lights when a child uses the pan as a toilet. The combined toilet trainer and toy car comprises: a body having a pair of side walls, a top wall, a front wall and a rear wall formed in the shape of an automobile, the top wall forming a hole therethrough approximate a midpoint of the top wall; a cover hingedly connected to the top wall movable from a raised position to a closed position covering the hole; a light mounted on the front wall; a horn connected to the body; a pan removably disposed below the hole formed through the top wall; and a sensing mechanism, operationally connectable between the pan and the light and horn for activating the light and horn when a waste product is deposited within the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Inventor: Rosalind M. Harris
  • Patent number: 5573407
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for training a child to complete a toilet training experience. The invention includes an object placed in close proximity to a toilet appropriate for training the child. The invention also includes a device for emitting a musical sound. Upon successful completion of a toilet training experience, the child is provided a reward token, such as a coin. The child may then place the token into the object, which may comprise a piggy bank. In response to placement of the token into the object, the music emitting device generates a musical sound. The method allows the child to associate the object visually with the training experience and to associate the musical sounds audibly with the training experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: Beverly Dunford
  • Patent number: 5560051
    Abstract: A sound-generating toilet training device for use with a conventional potty chair is provided comprising a self supporting base member having a generally planar top face and a bottom face, the base member is adapted to be removably received within a receptacle of the potty chair, an actuating member is positioned on the top face for actuating an electronic circuit, the actuating member including a pair of interleaved contact members insulated from each other, a generating member coupled to the actuating member is also provided for generating an output signal, the generating member being sealed against fluid contact and an emitting member, the emitting member is responsive to the output signal and emits an audible sound, the generating member and the emitting member are positioned on the base member whereby when the device is positioned within a potty chair receptacle and a child urinates thereon, the contact members are caused to be bridged by the urine enabling an output signal to be generated that is emitte
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Inventor: Becky Butts
  • Patent number: 5537695
    Abstract: A device for assisting in the toilet training. The device includes a bowl for receiving human waste as well as an electrical assembly. The electrical assembly includes two pins extending through the bowl, an elastomeric buffer, two contacts interconnected to a resistance sensor, and a melody generator. The buffer provides a solderless electrical connection between the corresponding pins and contacts. When the electrical resistance between the pins decreases, the resistance sensor detects the decrease in resistance between the two pins and contacts and delivers an activation signal to the melody generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Inventor: Anthony T. Ander
  • Patent number: 5535456
    Abstract: A potty suitable for letting infants naturally and at an early age accustom themselves to relieve themselves in a given place and in a correct body position. The potty has a first switch operated by pressure caused by the weight of an infant seated on the seat, a second switch normally turned off but turned on when it comes into contact with urine. A first sound generator is electrically connected to the first and second switches and generates a sweet sound when the first and second switches are turned on at the same time. The potty may be also provided with a detachable urine receptacle. A plurality of detachable wheels, a plurality of retractable wheels or a plurality of detachable legs may be mounted to the lower section of the potty so that the potty can be used as a riding toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Inventor: In-ki Chai
  • Patent number: 5524295
    Abstract: A child's toilet seat adapter that permits use of a standard adult toilet by children comprises a unitized structure including a flat seat member having a central opening therein and a handgrip adjacent each side edge thereof, together with a footrest extending downwardly and forwardly from a front edge of the seat member, the seat member having a pair of attachment flanges, each of which is formed to extend downwardly and inwardly from a side edge of the seat member, the attachment flanges adapted to slide over and retain opposite side edges of the seat of the standard adult toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventor: Karl L. Ford
  • Patent number: 5518405
    Abstract: A training device for entertaining and encouraging a person to sit comfortably for a period of time while toilet training, is the subject of the present invention. The device comprises, a chair member having a seat portion having a central opening therein for the passage of excrement, a back portion attached to the seat portion, and a pair of arms being attached to the seat portion and the back portion also, an electrically powered music box is attached to the chair member for producing a musical tune, an activator for manually activating the music box attached to the chair member, the activator being in electrical communication with the music box and comprising an electrical switch having a music activator button for manually actuating the switch, the button being located on an exterior surface of at least one of the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Inventor: Marianna C. Aiello
  • Patent number: 5465431
    Abstract: A boy's urinal trainer comprising a tubular seat having a top end, a bottom end with a lip formed thereon, a peripheral side wall interconnecting the top end with the bottom end, an integral rim extended downwards from the bottom end, and a cut out formed through the side wall and with the lip positionable upon a top edge of a bowl of a toilet with the rim extended therein for holding the seat in a fixed configuration, the cut out receiving a boy's urine stream directed towards the bowl, and the side wall in combination with the rim used for properly directing a boy's urine downwards to the bowl for collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Inventor: Carl F. Wertz
  • Patent number: 5369820
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a potty seat configured with a hinged platform ring upon which a toilet training child is to sit, a collecting basin able to fit within a substantially hollow base of said potty seat, a pair of laterally disposed arms and a simulative tank connecting between the arms toward the rear. A first pair of lights is recessed within the arms of the potty seat. A second light or pair of lights is recessed within the tank portion. A pair of serially connected switches are mounted respectively beneath the platform ring and beneath the collecting basin so as to be closed when a weight is pressed down on each switch and thus electrically connected to activate the first pair of lights. Another switch is connected to a simulated flush handle and, when pivoted by the user, to activate the second light or lights. Thus, the lighting acts to positively respond to the child user carrying on the desired acts and learning proper toilet use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Inventor: Shirley J. Blount
  • Patent number: 5123130
    Abstract: An organization is set forth including a series of components including a ring member for securement to and about a commode seat, a frame member for adherably mounting about a tissue roll dispenser, and a plurality of elongate longitudinally aligned mat members of flexible construction, wherein the components include illumination with characteristics to provide directional training to a child and the like for proper use of a commod during limited light conditions. The organization may include luminescent layers to provide visual observation to the components or alternatively utilize a fiber optic cable network directed therethrough to provide continuous, as well as selective, illumination of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventor: James M. Sanders