Title:
One-piece toilet seat with urine shield
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A one-piece toilet seat with a molded urine shield designed to direct urine into the toilet bowl through the normal gap between the toilet seat and toilet bowl.



Inventors:
Fahmie, John Harry (Otto, NC, US)
Application Number:
12/156238
Publication Date:
10/22/2009
Filing Date:
05/28/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47K13/00
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Primary Examiner:
HUSON, GREGORY L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
John Harry Fahmie (231 West Middle Creek Road, Otto, NC, 28763, US)
Claims:
1. What I claim as my invention is a one-piece toilet seat with urine shield and is: a priority claim based on the provisional application No. 61/124,579 dated Apr. 18, 2008.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

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STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Previously, persons while seated, have had difficulty in accurately directing the flow of urine into the toilet bowl with the result of urine spray going through the gap between the toilet bowl and the toilet seat. Therefore, urine is deposited on the back of the legs, clothing, underclothing, exterior of the toilet and floor.

The problem has been recognized before and various efforts have been made to provide a mechanism that attaches to a conventional toilet seat or toilet bowl in order to overcome and solve this pre-existing problem.

The difficulty with the prior efforts is the involved nature of the construction of these mechanisms along with the mounting, dismounting and cleaning of said apparatus. The multiple parts and connection areas are magnets for bacteria. Additionally, most prior efforts do not address the seated position on the toilet.

Listed below are patents illustrative of prior art efforts to solve this problem:

Patent No.InventorDate of Invention
D540,449StevensonApr. 10, 2007
7,178,177ValenciaFeb. 20, 2007
D523,127SublettJun. 13, 2006
7,017,198ConnMar. 28, 2006
6,385,785LindenMay 14, 2002
6,357,055GamblaMar. 19, 2002
5,815,851PerryOct. 6, 1998
5,117,512BresslerJun. 2, 1992

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates to toilet seats and more particularly a molded toilet seat with a flange, which acts as a urine shield. The Invention solves previously existing problems with urine spillage while seated on the toilet.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 Perspective view of the Toilet Seat with the lid down

FIG. 2 Overhead view of the Toilet Seat looking down without the lid

FIG. 3 View of the Toilet Seat in the up position looking from underneath

FIG. 4 Side view of the Toilet Seat without the lid

FIG. 5 Side view of the Toilet Seat with the lid

FIG. 6 Side of the Toilet Seat on a toilet with the lid in the up position

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The Invention is a molded toilet seat with a flange in the front portion of the seat projecting into the toilet and blocking the gap between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl. When the toilet seat is in the down position, the flange sits against the inside of the toilet bowl. The flange acts as a diverter and is non-obtrusive and does not require straps, screws, tape, clips or any other mounting hardware. It is a one-piece molded toilet seat. Due to the fact that the Invention is one-piece and molded, there is a much greater control of bacteria. The cleaning is no different than the standard cleaning that is currently utilized. The current material utilitzed for most toilet seats is polypropolene. The Invention can be molded in a variety of materials and colors. Currently, there are two major sizes with approximate dimensions of: Standard size—15½″ by 14 3/16″, and Elongated size—17½″ by 14 3/16″. The Invention can also be utilized for a childs training toilet or an adult porta-potty.