Title:
Female urinal structure
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Disposable female urinal structure including a main body made of paper or plastic material coated with a waterproof layer. In an unfolded state, a lower edge of the main body is formed with an inward arched edge. The main body is provided with two folding lines the distance between which is downward tapered. The folding lines divides the main body into three sections. A cover section is defined between the folding lines. The middle of the upper edge of the cover section is an outward arched edge, while two sides of the middle are inward arched edges. One side of the cover section is a guiding section, while the other side thereof is an adhesion section. The width of the cover section is equal to that of the guiding section, while the length of the cover section is shorter. The middle of upper edge of the guiding section is an outward protruding and arched edge, while two sides of the middle are inward arched edges. The inner or outer or both inner and outer faces of upper edges of the protruding portion and the cover section are provided with watertight ring.



Inventors:
Wang, Yao-chung (Kaohsiung, TW)
Application Number:
09/965202
Publication Date:
03/27/2003
Filing Date:
09/25/2001
Assignee:
WANG YAO-CHUNG
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A61F5/455; (IPC1-7): A47K11/00
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Primary Examiner:
PHILLIPS, CHARLES E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Keith Kline (Saratoga, CA, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. Female urinal structure comprising a main body, in an unfolded state, a lower edge of the main body being formed with an inward arched edge, the main body being provided with two folding lines, the distance between the folding lines being downward tapered, the folding lines dividing the main body into three sections, a cover section being defined between the folding lines, the middle of the upper edge of the cover section being an outward arched edge, while two sides of the middle being inward arched edges, one side of the cover section being a guiding section, while the other side thereof being an adhesion section, the middle of upper edge of the guiding section being an outward protruding and arched edge, while two sides of the middle being inward arched edges, a receiving opening being defined between the protruding portion of the guiding section and the cover section, the inner or outer or both inner and outer faces of upper edges of the protruding portion and the cover section being provided with an inward projecting or inward and outward projecting annular watertight ring.

2. Female urinal structure comprising a main body, in an unfolded state, a lower edge of the main body being formed with an inward arched edge, the main body being provided with two folding lines, the distance between the folding lines being downward tapered, the folding lines dividing the main body into three sections, a cover section being defined between the folding lines, the middle of the upper edge of the cover section being an outward arched edge, while two sides of the middle are inward arched edges, one side of the cover section being a guiding section, while the other side thereof being an adhesion section, the middle of upper edge of the guiding section being an outward protruding and arched edge, while two sides of the middle being inward arched edges.

3. Female urinal structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the width of the cover section is equal to that of the guiding section, while the length of the cover section is shorter than that of the guiding section.

4. Female urinal structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the adhesion section on one side of the main body is adhered to the inner face of the edge of the guiding section on the other side, whereby the main body forms a flat hollow conic body with the cover section and the guiding section overlapping each other.

5. Female urinal structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the watertight ring is made of unwoven fabric or foam material or is formed by means of curling the edge of the main body or made of hollow aircushion ring.

6. Female urinal structure as claimed in claim 2, wherein the width of the cover section is equal to that of the guiding section, while the length of the cover section is shorter than that of the guiding section.

7. Female urinal structure as claimed in claim 2, wherein the adhesion section on one side of the main body is adhered to the inner face of the edge of the guiding section on the other side, whereby the main body forms a flat hollow conic body with the cover section and the guiding section overlapping each other.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention is related to a disposable female urinal structure which can be conveniently outdoors used by a female user.

[0002] It is known that when urinating, a female must take off her clothes. This is quite inconvenient. Moreover, when using the toilet in a public place such as a department store, a park, etc., it is not sanitary to sit on the toilet seat. A sanitary paper pad can be placed on the toilet seat. However, the cost for the sanitary paper pad is great. As a result, a female user often squats on the toilet bowl to urinate. Furthermore, when urinating in a field without any toilet, it is inconvenient and dangerous to take off the clothes.

[0003] A female urinal for a female user to urinate in a standing state has been developed. Such female urinal is made of waterproof paper material by simple cutting and can form a hollow urinal for a female user to use. The female urinal can be folded into a sheet and stretched into a hollow conic urinal. In the conventional female urinal, the upper opening has a cutting edge which can hardly snugly and comfortably contact with human skin. Also, the opening tends to deform when subject to an external force. Moreover, when a user opens the upper opening, the front and rear sides of the opening form sharp folding angles which are very likely to scrape human body.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0004] It is therefore a primary object of the present invention to provide a disposable female urinal structure which can be conveniently outdoors used by a female user. The receiving opening of the urinal is very smooth and provided with elastic watertight ring so that a user can comfortably and safely use the urinal.

[0005] The present invention can be best understood through the following description and accompanying drawings wherein:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0006] FIG. 1 is a plane view of the urinal of the present invention in an unfolded state;

[0007] FIG. 2 is a plane view of the urinal of the present invention in a folded state;

[0008] FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the urinal of the present invention;

[0009] FIG. 4 is a front view of the urinal of the present invention;

[0010] FIG. 5 is a side view of the urinal of the present invention;

[0011] FIG. 6 shows an embodiment of the watertight ring of the urinal of the present invention;

[0012] FIG. 7 shows another embodiment of the watertight ring of the urinal of the present invention;

[0013] FIG. 8 shows still another embodiment of the watertight ring of the urinal of the present invention;

[0014] FIG. 9 shows still another embodiment of the watertight ring of the urinal of the present invention;

[0015] FIG. 10 shows still another embodiment of the watertight ring of the urinal of the present invention; and

[0016] FIG. 11 shows still another embodiment of the watertight ring of the urinal of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0017] Please refer to FIG. 1. The female urinal structure of the present invention has a main body 1. When unfolded, the lower edge of the main body 1 is formed with an inward arched edge 11. The main body 1 is provided with two folding lines 12, 13. The distance between the folding lines 12, 13 is downward tapered. The folding lines 12, 13 divide the main body 1 into three sections. A cover section 16 is defined between the folding lines 12, 13. The middle of the upper edge of the cover section 16 is an outward arched edge 161, while two sides of the middle are inward arched edges 162.

[0018] One side of the cover section 16 is a guiding section 14, while the other side thereof is an adhesion section 15. The width of the cover section 16 is equal to that of the guiding section 14. However, the length of the cover section 16 is shorter than that of the guiding section 14. The middle of upper edge of the guiding section 14 is an outward protruding and arched edge 141, while two sides of the middle are inward arched edges 142.

[0019] The adhesion section 15 on one side of the main body 1 is adhered to the inner face of the edge of the guiding section 14 on the other side. Accordingly, the main body forms a flat hollow conic body with the cover section 16 and the guiding section 14 overlapping each other.

[0020] Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3, when inward compressing two sides of the flat hollow conic body, the main body 1 is formed as a hollow conic female urinal. The guiding section 14 on lower side is formed as a downward arched sheet, while the cover section 16 on upper side is formed as an upward arched sheet. In addition, the protruding portion 140 of the guiding section 14 outward extends to form an arched receptacle for receiving and guiding the urine to flow through the hollow conic urinal and discharge. A receiving opening 17 is defined between the protruding portion 140 of the guiding section 14 and the cover section 16. The inner or outer or both inner and outer faces of upper edges of the protruding portion 140 and the cover section 16 are provided with an inward projecting or inward and outward projecting annular watertight ring 18 (as shown in FIGS. 6 to 11). The watertight ring 18 is made of unwoven fabric or foam material (as shown in FIGS. 6 to 8) or is formed by means of curling the edge of the main body (as shown in FIG. 9) or made of hollow aircushion ring 19. Therefore, the receiving opening 17 of the urinal 1 can contact with human body comfortably without leakage or splashing of the urine.

[0021] The upper edge of the protruding portion 140 of the guiding section 14 is an arched edge and the receiving opening 17 is formed as an arched receptacle. In use of the urinal 1, the receiving opening 17 is smooth and free from any angle so that a user can comfortably and safely use the urinal 1.

[0022] The female urinal of the present invention has the following advantages:

[0023] 1. The receiving opening of the urinal is very smooth and provided with elastic watertight ring so that the human body can more comfortably contact with the urinal.

[0024] 2. The receiving opening of the urinal is provided with watertight ring so that the problem of leakage or splashing of the urine is eliminated.

[0025] 3. The protruding portion of the guiding section on lower side of the urinal and the cover section on upper side thereof both have smooth arched edges without any angle so that a user can comfortably and safely use the urinal.

[0026] 4. The urinal is disposable and can be conveniently outdoors used by a female.

[0027] The above embodiments are only used to illustrate the present invention, not intended to limit the scope thereof. Many modifications of the above embodiments can be made without departing from the spirit of the present invention.