Title:
Potty Mitts
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Exhibit A-Main Fingers Compartment

This is where the child's main four fingers will be placed when putting the mittens on. This section helps protect the main fingers from different germs while the child holds him/herself up on the toilet seat.

Exhibit B-Thumb Compartment

This is where the child's thumb will be placed when putting the mittens on. This section allows additional protection and support for the child while he/she positions themselves on the toilet seat.

Exhibit C-Brim/Opening

This is where the child inserts the hand to put mittens on. Helps secure mittens on the child's hands.

Exhibit D-Mitten Properties

Polyisoprene is the natural rubber alternative that the mittens will be made of. The mittens will be worn by young children when using the toilet as a means of protecting them from germs that live on toilet seats.

Exhibit E & F-Grippers

The grippers provide the mittens with slip-resistant support.




Inventors:
Smith, Tristan Michael (Slidell, LA, US)
Smith, Tyra Lynn (Slidell, LA, US)
Application Number:
14/146724
Publication Date:
08/27/2015
Filing Date:
02/22/2014
Assignee:
SMITH TRISTAN MICHAEL
SMITH TYRA LYNN
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41D19/01
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Primary Examiner:
KINSAUL, ANNA KATHRYN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Tristan Smith (Tyra Smith 36315 Salmen Street Slidell LA 70460)
Claims:
1. The invention claimed is disposable, non-latex children mittens that will be used as a sanitary method of protecting children from the different illness causing germs and bacteria they may come in contact with when using both in-home and public restrooms.

Description:

Potty Mitts will be disposable, non-latex mittens designed to help prevent young children from coming into contact with common germs and bacteria that harvest in restrooms. Things like E. coli, hepatitis A, and the common cold all live in restrooms especially on the toilets. Moreover, many young children who are potty training or new to using a restroom tend to touch the toilet out of curiosity, and/or as a way of supporting themselves while sitting on it. Potty Mitts will be geared towards those young children ages 1-5 years old that are in the early stages of learning bathroom etiquette. Potty Mitts will be applied to a child's hands before they use the restroom as a means of providing a barrier from the different illness causing germs and bacteria. In order to keep things sanitary, the mitts will only be recommended for one-time usage and must be disposed after every use. Potty Mitts will come in easy-to-carry packaging so they can be used at home or most importantly in public restrooms. Moreover, although Potty Mitts will be geared toward potty training children ages 1-5, they can also be used for children of all ages. Furthermore, Potty Mitts can be used for purposes other than restroom usage, such as for children who are hospitalized or during different nursery/preschool activities. With the invention of the disposable, non-latex children Potty Mitts we hope to provide another safeguard for parents looking to protect their children from different illness causing germs they may come into contact with.

The different views and angles of the Potty Mitts are displayed in Figures A, B, C, D, E, and F of the drawings. Figures A, B, and C show the left Potty Mitt with Figure A being the left side view, Figure B being the left palm view, and Figure C being the left front/top view. Likewise, Figures D, E, and F show the right Potty Mitt with Figure D being the right side view, Figure E being the right palm view, and Figure F being the right front/top view. Moreover, the characteristics of the Potty Mitts are labeled numbers 1 through 5. The opening and brim is represented by label #1. The opening is where the child inserts the hand to put the mittens on while the brim will help secure the Potty Mitts on the child's hand(s). The main compartment is represented by label #2. This is where the child's main four fingers will be placed when putting the Potty Mitts on. The main compartment helps protect the majority of the hand from coming into contact with germs while the child holds him/herself up on the toilet seat. Labels #3 and #4 represent the grippers which will provide the Potty Mitts with slip-resistant support. This slip-resistant support will enable the child to stabilize him/herself while positioning on the toilet seat. Lastly, the thumb compartment is represented by label #5 and this is where the child's thumb will be placed when putting the Potty Mitts on. This section allows for additional protection and support for the child while he/she is seated upon the toilet. The characteristics and properties listed thereof all work together to help shield the child from germs and bacteria living on toilet seats.