Title:
Absorbent disposable pad with non-skid plastic mat
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The Disposable Absorbent Pad with Non-Skid Plastic Mat is designed to fit under the toilet bowl area. This invention will prevent unwanted urine from soiling the area surrounding the toilet bowl while giving its user non-skid protection. The base of the Non-Skid Plastic Mat forms a U-shape around the toilet bowl and the center top region of the plastic mat unit contains a disposable absorbent pad. This is an ongoing method for joining two types of material together comprising of a rigid disposable absorbent pad and a multi-suction non-skid plastic mat.



Inventors:
Garcia, Nina (Saint Clair Shores, MI, US)
Application Number:
11/825642
Publication Date:
03/26/2009
Filing Date:
09/26/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
248/205.5
International Classes:
E03D11/00; A45D42/14
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Primary Examiner:
HUYNH, KHOA D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Nina Garcia (Saint Clair Shores, MI, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. I claim a disposable absorbent pad with non-skid plastic mat for absorbing moisture adjacent to the base of the toilet comprising: of absorbent pad material and non-skid plastic, and having a substantially U-shaped configuration within the inner periphery, and the outer periphery, a pair of spaced sides, and a central portion interconnecting proximal ends of the sides, so that the disposable absorbent pad with non-skid multi-suction mat can at least partially surround and conform to the base of the toilet.

2. A disposable absorbent pad with non-skid plastic mat, whereby the two configurations may become one unit, as stated in claim 1. The disposable absorbent pad materials are constructed of light weight and small bulk. The absorbent pad has the ability to absorb to its maximum capacity, which includes a singed backing that is impervious to moisture. The absorbent pad is also rigid in nature so that it is capable of staying firmly contained onto the mat. This absorbent disposable pad is designed to work in unison with the non-skid plastic mat.

3. I claim multiple suction cups, which are located at the bottom side of the non-skid plastic mat. These suction cups will assist its user to remain stationary while standing. Specific sizes of the suction cups, and the amount will be determined upon manufacturer.

4. I claim the Liquid Guard Panel: The Liquid Guard Panel is a plastic strip that is affixed within the inner periphery of the U-shaped design of the non-skid mat. The Liquid Guard Panel conforms to the base of the toilet, while acting as a barrier between the urine deposits and the floor. Specific dimensions are to be determined upon manufacturer.

5. The Platform Dropdown: The Platform Dropdown cradles the disposable absorbent pad until it is ready to be removed. Specific dimensions are to be determined upon manufacturer.

6. The Absorbent Pad Platform: Located on the top area of the non-skid absorbent pad. This is where the disposable absorbent pad will rest until it is ready to be replaced.

7. Plastic Appendages: are added to assist the Platform Dropdown. The Plastic Appendages will help secure and maintain the absorbent pad into place. Specific sizes and amounts will be determined upon manufacturer.

8. The Easy Step Base: is located at the outer periphery of the U-shaped design of the non-skid mat. Approximate angle and measurements are to be determined upon the manufacturer.

Description:

The absorbent disposable pad is designed to prevent unwanted urine from soiling the toilet bowl area while giving its user non-skid protection. This invention is unique from other absorbent sanitary mats because it is developed with a duel non-skid design. The Absorbent Pad with Non-skid Mat both work in unison to provide the maximum in restroom protection.

Constructed from a soft flexible plastic, the bottom of the mat features multiple suction cups, which will assist its user to remain stationary while standing. While the base of the mat forms a U-shape around the toilet bowl, the top of the mat contains a rigid disposable absorbent pad. This pad will remain in the Platform Dropdown area of the mat until its ready to be replaced.

While the Disposable Absorbent Pad with Non-skid Plastic Mat is a useful household product, it can also be utilized at other locations that children, the elderly or handicapped individuals frequent, such as day care facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and group homes.

The Disposable Absorbent Pad with Non-skid Plastic Mat will eliminate difficult clean-up, unpleasant odors and damaged flooring while keeping the restroom safe and sanitary. Other objects and advantages of this invention will be understood by reference to the following specification and accompanying drawings, which illustrate various aspects of the present invention.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a toilet having one form of the mat of this invention disposed adjacent to its base.

FIG. 2 is a view of the Disposable Absorbent Pad with Non-skid Plastic Mat from the upright, front-side position. The Disposable Absorbent Pad with Non-skid Plastic Mat has a U-shaped design.

FIG. 3 is a view of the Disposable Absorbent Pad from the upright, front-side position.

FIG. 4 is a view of the Disposable Absorbent Pad from the upright, backside position.

The backside illustrates the moisture proof backing.

FIG. 5 is a side view of the Disposable Absorbent Pad, placed in a lying position. PIG. 5-9 refer to the thickness of the Disposable Absorbent Pad. This will be determined upon manufacturer.

FIG. 6 is a side view of the Non-skid Plastic Mat, placed in a lying position. FIG. 6-10 refers to the thickness of the Non-skid Plastic Mat. This will be determined upon manufacturer.

FIG. 7 is a view of the Non-skid Plastic Mat from the upright, front-side position. Multiple pointed plastic appendages are illustrated along the perimeter of the mat.

FIG. 8 is a view of the Non-skid Plastic Mat from the upright, backside position. The backside features multiple suction cups.

FIG. 9 is an enlarged view of the multiple suction cups. This is in reference to FIG. 8.

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of the Non-skid Plastic Mat from the top angle.

FIG. 11 is an enlarged view of the multiple pointed plastic appendages. This is in reference to FIG. 10-5.

This present invention is designed to prevent urine from soiling the surrounding toilet bowl area by keeping urine deposits contained within the Absorbent Pad Platform, FIG. 10-2 and the Liquid Guard Panel, FIG. 10-1. This invention is also designed to give its user non-skid protection by using a bottom layer of non-slip plastic and multiple suction cups. Types of absorbent fibers and types of plastics are to be determined upon manufacturer. Specific colors and sizes will be selected at the time of manufacturing. Additional features of the Disposable Absorbent Pad with Non-skid Plastic Mat are as follows. Disposable Absorbent Pad: FIG. 3 illustrates the front view of the Disposable Absorbent Pad. FIG. 2-3 is where the Disposable Absorbent Pad is to be attached. FIG. 4 illustrates the back view of the Disposable Absorbent Pad. The backside of the Disposable Absorbent Pad has a singed fiber backing which inhibits water leakage. FIG. 10-5 refers to the Pointed Plastic Appendages, which are located along the perimeter of the Platform Dropdown, FIG. 10-2. The Disposable Absorbent Pad should be placed onto the Pointed Plastic Appendages, which will then cling together. For added slip resistance, the Platform Dropdown will cradle the rigid absorbent pad and help maintain its position, until it is ready to be removed. FIG. 7-6 and FIG. 10-6 are illustrating the Absorbent Pad Platform. The Absorbent Pad Platform is where the rigid Disposable Absorbent Pad will comfortably rest until it is ready to be replaced. FIG. 1-4, 2-4, 6-4, 7-4 and 10-4 all illustrate the Easy Step Base. The Easy Step Base has an inward slant design, which follows along the perimeter of the Non-skid Plastic Mat. The Easy Step Base is properly angled to allow individuals with limited mobility to step onto the Non-skid mat with ease. FIG. 8 is a backside view of the Non-skid Plastic Mat illustrating the position of multiple suction cups. During the development of this invention, safety is always a primary factor. As a result, the Non-skid Plastic Mat is developed with duel non-slip protection. The Disposable Absorbent Pad with Non-skid Plastic Mat was invented with six key Non-slip safety elements. 1. Rigid Absorbent Pad: Cannot be kicked or crinkled out of place. 2. Pointed Plastic Appendages: Clings to the Disposable Absorbent Pad to secure into place. 3: Platform Dropdown: Cradles the rigid absorbent pad while maintaining it into place. 4. Non-skid Plastic Mat: is constructed of a soft durable non-slip plastic. 5. Multiple Suction Cups: to assist the non-slip plastic to remain stationary. 6. Easy Step Base: is properly angled to allow the foot to step onto the Non-skid Mat with ease.

The present invention provides a U-shaped absorbent disposable pad of light weight and small bulk and has the ability to absorb to its maximum capacity and includes a singed backing that is impervious to moisture. The U-shaped absorbent pad becomes attached to its counter part, the non-skid plastic mat. The non-skid mat is also U-shaped in design, so that the-two units may-become one. Thus, this unit has one form that can be disposed adjacent to the base of the toilet bowl. Various features of this invention which are believed to be new and are set forth in the appended claim.