Title:
Carrying stool
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A carrying stool has a body, a bottom cover, an inner pail and a door. The body has a top, an open bottom, a rear wall, a rear opening and a top opening. The top opening is formed through the top of the body. The rear opening is formed through the rear wall of the body. The bottom cover is mounted on the open bottom. The inner pail is mounted in the top opening of the body. The body, the bottom cover and the inner pail combine to form a containing space that receives toilet paper. Furthermore, the door mounted in the rear opening of the body allows users to easily acquire the toilet paper.



Inventors:
Tsai, Chun-chung (Tan-Shui Chen, TW)
Application Number:
12/150971
Publication Date:
06/25/2009
Filing Date:
05/02/2008
Assignee:
Ho Lee Co., Ltd.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47K11/00
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Primary Examiner:
CRANE, LAUREN ASHLEY
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
COOPER & DUNHAM LLP (NEW YORK, NY, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A carrying stool comprising a body being a hollow and having a top; a front wall; a rear wall; two side walls; an open bottom; a rear opening being formed through the rear wall of the body; and a top opening being formed through the top of the body; a bottom cover being mounted on the open bottom of the body; an inner pail being mounted in the top opening of the body; and a panel being mounted on the rear opening of the body, wherein a containing space is formed between the body, the bottom cover and the inner pail and communicates with the top opening and the rear opening of the body.

2. The carrying stool as claimed in 1, wherein the body further has multiple fastening holes being formed through the body and distributed on the front wall, the rear wall and two side walls of the body adjacent to the open bottom; and the bottom cover further has multiple corners; a board; multiple pads formed on the board respectively at the corners; and multiple hooks being formed on and protruding upward from the board and engaging respectively the fastening holes of the body.

3. The carrying stool as claimed in 2, wherein the body further has at least one support being formed on and protruding upward from the top of the body and each one of the least one support having an outside surface; and a mounting tab being formed on the top adjacent to the rear wall of the body and having two combining holes; and the carrying stool further has a seat having an aperture; two pivoting holes corresponding respectively to the combining holes of the body; and an annular wall being formed on and protruding downward from the seat and selectively abutting the outside surface of each one of the least one support of the body; a cover mounted pivotally on the mounting tab of the body and having two fabricating holes corresponding respectively to the combining holes of the body; and two pintles and each pintle having a first pin extending through one of the fabricating holes of the cover; a second pin protruding longitudinally from the first pin and extending through one of the pivoting holes of the seat and one of the combining holes of the body; and a connecting slab formed between the first pin and second pin and mounted between the seat and the cover.

4. The carrying stool as claimed in 3, wherein the body further has a mounting recess being formed in the rear wall adjacent to the rear opening of the rear wall; and the panel further has a fastener mounted securely on the door, selectively engaging the mounting recess and selectively holding the panel to close the rear opening of the body.

5. The carrying stool as claimed in 1, wherein the body further has a mounting recess being formed in the rear wall adjacent to the rear opening of the rear wall; and the panel further has a fastener mounted securely on the door, selectively engaging the mounting recess and selectively holding the panel to close the rear opening of the body.

6. The carrying stool as claimed in 4, wherein the body further has multiple through holes being formed through the top of the body; and the inner pail further has a top, a brim being formed on the top of the inner pail; and multiple buckles being formed on the brim and mounted respectively in the through hole of the body.

7. The carrying stool as claimed in 5, wherein the body further has multiple through holes being formed through the top of the body; and the inner pail further has a top, a brim being formed on the top of the inner pail; and multiple buckles being formed on the brim and mounted respectively in the through hole of the body.

8. The carrying stool as claimed in 1, wherein the body further has multiple through holes being formed through the top of the body; and the inner pail further has a top, a brim being formed on the top of the inner pail; and multiple buckles being formed on the brim and mounted respectively in the through hole of the body.

9. The carrying stool as claimed in 6, wherein the body further has multiple recesses being formed in the top of the body and each recess having a bottom; and multiple mounting holes defined through the bottom of the recess; and the carrying stool further has multiple fastening elements corresponding respectively to the recesses of the body and each fastening element having a mounting block being mounted in a corresponding recess of the top of the body; multiple mounting posts mounted respectively through mounting holes of the corresponding recess of the body and each mounting post having a hooking member formed on the mounting post and hooking on the top of the body; and a clip formed on the mounting block opposite to the mounting posts and pressing against the brim of the inner pail.

10. The carrying stool as claimed in 7, wherein the body further has multiple recesses being formed in the top of the body and each recess having a bottom; and multiple mounting holes defined through the bottom of the recess; and the carrying stool further has multiple fastening elements corresponding respectively to the recesses of the body and each fastening element having a mounting block being mounted in a corresponding recess of the top of the body; multiple mounting posts mounted respectively through mounting holes of the corresponding recess of the body and each mounting post having a hooking member formed on the mounting post and hooking on the top of the body; and a clip formed on the mounting block opposite to the mounting posts and pressing against the brim of the inner pail.

11. The carrying stool as claimed in 8, wherein the body further has multiple recesses being formed in the top of the body and each recess having a bottom; and multiple mounting holes defined through the bottom of the recess; and the carrying stool further has multiple fastening elements corresponding respectively to the recesses of the body and each fastening element having a mounting block being mounted in a corresponding recess of the top of the body; multiple mounting posts mounted respectively through mounting holes of the corresponding recess of the body and each mounting post having a hooking member formed on the mounting post and hooking on the top of the body; and a clip formed on the mounting block opposite to the mounting posts and pressing against the brim of the inner pail.

12. The carrying stool as claimed in 9, wherein the body further has two notch and each notch being formed on the top adjacent to the front wall of the body.

13. The carrying stool as claimed in 10, wherein the body further has two notch and each notch being formed on the top adjacent to the front wall of the body.

14. The carrying stool as claimed in 11, wherein the body further has two notch and each notch being formed on the top adjacent to the front wall of the body.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a stool, especially to a carrying stool that can hold toilet paper.

2. Description of the Prior Arts

Outdoor sports and travel in the natural environment are popular, but outdoor sanitation is a big problem for many travelers. Therefore, a carrying stool is provided to solve physiology problem.

However, a conventional carrying stool can not hold toilet paper, to use a conventional carrying stool is still inconvenient if when the user forgets carrying toilet paper.

To overcome the shortcomings, the present invention provides a carrying stool to mitigate or obviate the aforementioned problems.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The main objective of the present invention is to provide a carrying stool that holds toilet paper.

A carrying stool in accordance with the present invention has a top, an open bottom, a rear wall, a rear opening and a top opening. The top opening is formed through the top of the body. The rear opening is formed the rear wall of the body. The bottom cover is mounted on the open bottom. The inner pail is mounted in the top opening of the body. The body, the bottom cover and the inner pail combine to form a containing space that receives toilet paper. Furthermore, the door mounted on the rear opening of the body allows users to e easily acquire toilet paper.

Other objectives, advantages and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective of a carrying stool in accordance with the present invention of the inner pail;

FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective of the carrying stool in FIG. 1 of the inner pail;

FIG. 3 is a top view of the carrying stool in FIG. 1 without cover;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged cross sectional side view of a buckle of an inner pail of the carrying stool along line 4-4 in FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged side view in partial section of a fastening element mounted on the recess of the top of the carrying stool along line 5-5 in FIG. 3;

FIG. 6 is a cross sectional side view of the carrying stool in FIG. 1; and

FIG. 7 is an enlarged front view in partial section of the carry stool along line 7-7 in FIG. 6.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

With reference to FIGS. 1 to 3, a carrying stool in accordance with the present invention has a body (10), a bottom cover (30), an inner pail (40), a panel (90), a seat (60), a cover (80), two pintles (70) and multiple fastening elements (50).

The body (10) is a hollow and has a top (11), a front wall (12), a rear wall (13), two side walls (14), an open bottom, multiple recesses (15), multiple through holes (17), a mounting tab (18), multiple fastening holes (20), a rear opening (21), a mounting recess (22), at least one support (23), a top opening (24) and two notches (25).

With reference to FIGS. 2 and 5, the recesses (15) are formed in the top of the body (10) and each recess (15) has a bottom and multiple mounting holes (16) defined through the bottom of the recess (15). The through holes (17) are formed through the top of the body (10). The mounting tab (18) is formed on the top adjacent to the rear wall (13) of the body (10) and has two combining holes (19). The fastening holes (20) are formed through the body (10) and are distributed on the front wall (12), the rear wall (13) and two side walls (14) adjacent to the open bottom. The rear opening (21) is formed through the rear wall (13) of the body (10). The mounting recess (22) is formed in the rear wall (13) adjacent to the rear opening (21) of the rear wall (13). The at least one support (23) is formed on and protrudes upward from the top of the body (10) and each of the at least one support (23) has an outside surface. The top opening (24) is formed through the top of the body (10). The notches (25) are formed in the top adjacent to the front wall (12) of the body (10). When a disposable plastic sack (43) with a band (95) is put in the inner pail (40), the band (90) hooks in the notches (25) to position the disposable plastic sack, as shown in FIG. 1.

The bottom cover (30) is mounted on the open bottom of the body (10) and has multiple corners, a board (31), multiple pads (32) and multiple hooks (33). The pads (32) are formed on the board (31) respectively at the corners and prevent the bottom cover (30) from inadvertently sliding on the floor. The hooks (33) are formed on and protrude upward from the board (31) and engage respectively the fastening holes (20) of the body (10).

With further reference to FIG. 6, the panel (90) is mounted on the rear wall (13) of the body (10) and has a fastener (91). The fastener (91) is mounted securely on the panel (90), selectively engages the mounting recess (22) and selectively holds the door (90) to close the rear opening (21) in the rear wall (13) of the body (10).

With further reference to FIGS. 3 and 4, the inner pail (40) is mounted in the top opening (24) and has a top, a brim (41) and multiple buckles (42). The brim (41) is formed on around the top of the inner pail (40). The buckles (42) are formed on the brim (41) and engage respectively the through holes (17) of the body (10) to fasten the inner pail (40).

With further reference to FIG. 5, the fastening elements (50) are resilient, correspond respectively to the recesses (15) of the body (10) and each fastening element (50) has a mounting block (51), multiple mounting posts (53) and a clip (52). The mounting block (51) is mounted in a corresponding recess (15) of the top (11) of the body (10). The mounting posts (53) are mounted respectively through the mounting holes (16) of the corresponding recess (15) of the body (10). Each mounting post (53) has a hooking member (54) formed around the mounting post (53) and hooking on the top (11) of the body (10). When the fastening element (50) is mounted on the body (10) of the carrying stool, the clip (52) is formed on the mounting block (51) opposite to the mounting posts (53) and presses against the brim (41) of the inner pail (40) to securely clip the inner pail (40).

The seat (60) is annular, is mounted pivotally on the mounting tab (18) of the body (10), selectively presses against the support (23) and has an aperture (61), two pivoting holes (62) and an annular wall (64). The pivoting hole (62) correspond respectively to the combining holes (19) of the body (10). The annular wall (64) is formed on and protrudes downward from the seat (60) and selectively abuts the outside surface of each of the at least one support (23) of the body (10) to precisely align the seat (10) with the body (10). The seat (60) provides users a comfortable feeling in the outdoors when the users use the stool.

With further reference to FIG. 7, the cover (80) is mounted pivotally on the mounting tab (18) of the body (10) and has two fabricating holes (83). The fabricating holes (83) correspond respectively to the combining holes (19) of the body (10).

With reference to FIGS. 2, 6 and 7, each pintle (70) has a first pin (71), a second pin (72) and a connecting tab (73). The first pin (70) extends through one of the fabricating holes (83) of the cover (80). The second pin (72) protrudes longitudinally from the first pin (70) and extends through one of the pivoting holes (62) of the seat (60) and one of the combining holes (19) of the body (10). The connecting tab (73) is formed between the first pin and second pin (72) and is mounted between the seat (60) and the cover (80).

The carrying stool has a containing space formed between the body (10), the bottom cover (30) and the inner pail (40) and communicating with the top and rear openings (24, 21) of the body (10). The user can put toilet paper or other toilet articles in the containing space. Furthermore, the carrying stool having the panel (90) allows users to use the toilet paper conveniently. Therefore, after people use the carrying stool, they may employ the toilet paper stored in the carrying stool.

Even though numerous characteristics and advantages of the present invention have been set forth in the foregoing description, together with details of the structure and features of the invention, the disclosure is illustrative only. Changes may be made in the details, especially in matters of shape, size, and arrangement of parts within the principles of the invention to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the appended claims are expressed.