Title:
Mechanical toilet seat lift
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The Mechanical Toilet Seat Lift of said design is made up of any type metal, plastics, or any materials which could be fashioned for said design to withstand the necessary foot pounds to lift both the toilet seat and toilet lid at the same time or just the toilet seat by itself. This is done by a foot lever that is u shaped and runs from one side of the base of the toilet, around the front of the base of the toilet and connects to the other side of the base of the toilet to an eye bolt by a pin or bolt that runs through both the eye bolt and foot lever closing on up and down motion to the foot lever when stepped on or pushed down. The eye bolt is connected to a bracket that lays flat against the base of the toilet and is connected to the existing toilet mounting studs which run through the base of the toilet and are secured to the bathroom floor. The u shaped foot lever extends far enough past the pivot point of the eye bolt on both sides of the toilet to connect to an arm lift which is also pivoted between the foot lever. Said arm lift is forced upward by the said stepping or pushing down of the foot lever. Said arm lift is then connected to yet another pivoting bracket that is secured to the rear underside of the toilet seat. In one motion when the foot lever is forced down, the push arms on both sides of the toilet are forced upward causing the lifting of either both toilet seat and lid or just the toilet seat if the lid is already in an open position. The foot lever and push arms are both adjustable to achieve a desired angled height of toilet seat and lid so when pressure is released from the foot lever gravity itself will lower the toilet lid or seat achieving the no back bending and or germ handling of the toilet.



Inventors:
Petty, Kenneth Paul (Royse, TX, US)
Application Number:
10/760161
Publication Date:
07/21/2005
Filing Date:
01/20/2004
Assignee:
PETTY KENNETH P.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47K13/10; (IPC1-7): A47K13/10
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Primary Examiner:
PHILLIPS, CHARLES E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Kenneth P. Petty (Royse City, TX, US)
Claims:
1. A toilet seat and toilet lid lifting aid to lift said toilet seat and lid without the use of hands by stepping on a metal or sturdy non-rusting U-shaped foot pedal at the base of the toilet that connects from one side of the base of the toilet and connects to the other side at the base of the toilet by a pin that runs through an eye bolt and the U-shaped foot pedal and allows said pedal to swivel in an upward and downward movement. Said eye-bolt is standing in a vertical position connected to the front end of a flat retangular shaped bracket that lays flat on the base of the toilet. At the back end of the flat retangular bracket is a hole where said bracket connects to the pre-existing studs that mount the toilet body. At the two ends of the U-shaped foot pedal there is a rod push arm connected. This said arm extends vertically upward and is connected to another L-shaped bracket that is connected to the toilet seat. When the foot pedal is stepped on it forces said push arms upwardly lifting the toilet seat to an adjustable degree. When the said pedal is stepped off of, gravity pulls the lid back down automatically. The current invention could come in all different colors, different shapes and dimensions of said parts yet remain the same nature of current invention.

Description:

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED R&D

Not Applicable

REFERENCE TO A MICROFICHE

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The current invention is designed to raise and lower toilet seats and lids without the use of hands by the use of one foot lever. Concerns to avoid unsanitary contact with toilet lids, the germs thereof and the unnecessary bending over for someone with back problems have given way to many ideas of different art. A few of these ideas are noted in the following U.S. patents:

U.S. Pat. No. 1,276,472 to Zeen-devises for raising and lowering water closet seats and lids.

U.S. Pat. No. 2,136,684 to Greavu-a raising and lowering mechanism for the seat or cover of the bowl.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The current invention will help in the effort of the prevention of spreading of germs and can be easily on most all floor mounted toilets commercial or residential.

If someone is experiencing back pain from bending over while lifting a toilet seat the current invention will elliminate this problem. It can be installed in a matter of minutes with just a few house tools by someone with no prior knowledge of construction skills.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 Shows a toilet s at in a closed position with the mechanical toilet seat lift installed and all of the parts numbered and labeled.

FIG. 2 Shows each individual part of the current invention labeled and numbered.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

(F-6) on the drawings is the u-shaped foot pedal wich wraps around the base of the toilet and moves up and down when stepped on and off of.

(E-5) on the drawings is one of two eye-bolts that are required to stand on both sides of the toilet vertically so that the foot pedal can be mounted to it with a pin running through it and the u-shaped foot pedal, creating a hinged pivot point for the pedal.

(d4) on the drawings is one of two flat rectangular shaped bars wich lay flat horizontally on the bottom of the toilet with a threaded bolt sitting on one end of the rectangular shaped bar vertically allowing the adjusting eye bolt to be screwed down onto. At the other end of the flat rectangular bar is a hole where it can be mounted to the pre-existing toilet mounting stud.

B2. on the drawings is one of two adjustable push arms that connects to the end of the u-shaped foot pedal and runs up the back sides of the toilet vertically connecting to the ball brackets

(A-1) on the drawings is one of two adjustable ball brackets that connects to the underside of the back-end of the toiletseat by either screws or clamps. The ball stud that is attached to the L-shaped ball bracket links to the adjustable push-arm so that when the adjustable u-shaped foot-pedal is stepped on it moves in a downward motion and the back-end off the pedal moves upward forcing the adjustable push-arm to lift upward and in one motion lift the toilet seat to a desired pre-adjusted possition.