Title:
Toilet bowl seat
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A toilet bowl seat having on its both sides respectively outwardly extending a wing to provide more areas in helping support the bottom of an overweight user thus to enjoy better sitting comforts.



Inventors:
Hsu, Richard (Kaohsiung, TW)
Application Number:
11/036151
Publication Date:
07/20/2006
Filing Date:
01/18/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47K13/00
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Primary Examiner:
PHILLIPS, CHARLES E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LEONG C. LEI (WALNUT CREEK, CA, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A toilet bowl seat is comprised of a sitting part approximate in the shape of an egg, an opening disposed in the center and multiple supports on the back of the toilet bowl seat; a wing each extending outwardly from both sides of the toilet bowl seat; and multiple reinforcement ribs being provided and connected to those multiple supports on the back of each wing.

2. The toilet bowl seat of claim 1, wherein, the width of the outer side of each wing gradually reduced towards the front of the toilet bowl seat to naturally connect the front end of the toilet bowl seat for increasing the area of each wing.

3. The toilet bowl seat of claim 1 or claim 2, wherein, the outer edge of each wing is made higher with the height generally reducing towards the inner edge of the wing and towards the front of the toilet bowl seat until it is at the same level with that of the toilet bowl seat.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(a) Technical Field of the Invention

The present invention is related to a toilet bowl seat, and more particularly to one provided for an overweight user to enjoy better sitting comforts.

(b) Description of the Prior Art

Referring to FIG. 1 of the accompanying drawings, a toilet bowl seat of the prior art is generally made in the shape of an egg 11 containing an opening 12 at its center, and multiple supports 13. As illustrated in FIG. 2, the toilet bowl seat 11 is provided for the user to sit on and to excrete his/her stool through the opening 12 into a toilet bowl 2. The multiple supports 13 placed on the back of the toilet bowl seat 11 rests on the toilet bowl 2. In some designs, extra rubber padding 131 is attached to each support 13 to absorb noise or vibration upon placing the toilet bowl seat 1 on the top ridge of the toil bowl 2. Usually the upper part 21 of the toilet bowl 2 is usually made in a given size and the size of the toilet bowl seat 1 has to compromise that of the upper part 21 of the toilet bowl 2. Generally, the inner edge of the toilet bowl seat 1 is made slightly retreated so as to reduce the space of the opening 12 to make sure that the stool falls right into the center of the toilet bowl 2 while making it usable for the user with a smaller build including the children. The design of the prior art described above for a toilet bowl with seat has been acceptable to most of the people and generally meets the purpose of use.

However, more and more people are becoming overweight and the toilet bowl seat 1 of the prior art is a discomfort to the overweight person. As illustrated in FIG. 3, when an overweight person sits on the seat, significant portions of his/her bottom and thighs extend over the toilet bowl seat 11 resulting in discomfort.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary purpose of the present invention is to provide a toilet bowl seat that gives better sitting comforts for an overweight person. To achieve this purpose, a wing respectively extends from both sides of the toilet bowl seat to support the portions of the bottom and both thighs, thus overextending the size of a normal toilet bowl seat.

Another purpose of the present invention is to provide a toilet bowl seat having the outer edges of two wings respectively extending from both sides of the toilet bowl seat made slightly higher and gradually reducing its height toward the inner edge of the wing. Meanwhile, the height is also reduced towards the front of the toilet bowl seat until it is at the same level with the sitting part to confine the bottom of the user to more meet ergonomic requirements.

Another purpose yet of the present invention is to provide a toilet seat with increased area of both wings extending each from both sides of the seat so to support both thighs of the user for more comforts. To achieve the purpose, the width of the outer side of each wing is gradually reducing towards the front of the sitting part to naturally connect the distal side of the sitting part.

The foregoing object and summary provide only a brief introduction to the present invention. To fully appreciate these and other objects of the present invention as well as the invention itself, all of which will become apparent to those skilled in the art, the following detailed description of the invention and the claims should be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Throughout the specification and drawings identical reference numerals refer to identical or similar parts.

Many other advantages and features of the present invention will become manifest to those versed in the art upon making reference to the detailed description and the accompanying sheets of drawings in which a preferred structural embodiment incorporating the principles of the present invention is shown by way of illustrative example.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a toilet bowl seat of the prior art.

FIG. 2 is a schematic view showing the use of the prior art.

FIG. 3 is another schematic view showing the use of the prior art.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is schematic view showing the use of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a schematic view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 7 is a schematic view of another preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

The following descriptions are of exemplary embodiments only, and are not intended to limit the scope, applicability or configuration of the invention in any way. Rather, the following description provides a convenient illustration for implementing exemplary embodiments of the invention. Various changes to the described embodiments may be made in the function and arrangement of the elements described without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

Referring to FIG. 4, the present invention is related to an improved toilet seat. Wherein, a toilet seat 3 is essentially comprised of a seat 31 in the shape of an egg; an opening 32 at the center of the toilet seat 31, and multiple supports on the back of the toilet seat 31. A wing 311 is outwardly extended from both sides of the toilet seat 31. Multiple reinforcement ribs 312 are provided on the back of each wing 311 which is alternatively connected to one another into a grill configuration. Certain parts of those reinforcement ribs 312 are connected to and integrated with those supports 33 to further improve the strength of both wings 311.

As illustrated in FIG. 5, an overweight user may sit on a toilet bowl seat 31 with both wings 312 and enjoy more comfort since most of the bottom of the user rests on the seat and both wings.

Now referring to FIG. 6, an outer edge 313 of each wing 311 is made higher with the height gradually reducing to an inner edge 314 of the wing 311 while also gradually reducing to the front of the toilet bowl seat 31 until it is at the same level with that of the toilet bowl seat 31 to confine the bottom of the user for more ergonomic requirements.

Furthermore, as illustrated in FIG. 7, the width of the outer side of the wing 311 is made reducing towards the front of the toilet bowl seat 31 to naturally connect the front of the toilet bowl seat 31 thus to increase the area of the wing 311 for both wings 311 to sufficiently support both thighs of the user, thus for the user to feel even more comfortable when sitting on the toilet bowl seat.

It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above.

While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claim, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention.