Title:
E.Z. lift
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The E-Z Lift is designed to provide consumers a convenient, hands free method of lifting and lowering the toilet seat. Manufactured of heavy duty injection molded plastic, sleek stainless steel, or fancy polished wooden material.

The E-Z Lift is a flat, “T” shaped unit, with the extended handle measuring several inches in length and approximately 1″ in width, configured specifically so that the horizontal support plate would be easily mounted to the underside of the toilet seat. The E-Z Lift would provide consumers a simple, yet cleaver means of lifting and lowering the toilet seat.

The E-Z Lift would protect the user from coming into contact with germs and bacteria that are often found on the underside and top of the toilet seat. The E-Z Lift could be secured to the underside of the seat by way of self-adhesive gluestrips, or fasteners included for sale with the device.




Inventors:
Armstrong, Leonard Harold (Moreno Valley, CA, US)
Application Number:
12/283261
Publication Date:
12/24/2009
Filing Date:
09/10/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47K13/10
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Primary Examiner:
MINTZ, RODNEY K
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Law Office of Michael D. Eisenberg (Encinitas, CA, US)
Claims:
1. A toilet seat handle that provides consumers a simple yet clever means of lifting and lowering the toilet seat.

2. The toilet seat handle also has a double sided adhesive tape to simply attach the E.Z. Lift to the underside of the toilet seat.

3. The toilet seat handle is further comprised of a die cut plastic material.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims the benefit of provision patent application Ser. No. 60/993,335 filed Sep. 10, 2007 by the present inventor.

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH

Not applicable

SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM

Not applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This application relates to a handle attached to the toilet seat to avoid coming into direct contact with germs and bacteria that are often found on the underside and top of the toilet seat.

ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS

The E.Z. Lift would provide consumers a simple, yet clever means of lifting and lowering the toilet seat. Male consumers should appreciate that simply by grasping the conveniently located handle extension, they could easily lift the seat up off the toilet, replacing it in a similar fashion after use. Additionally, the practical placement of the handle would provide a visual remainder to those men and boys who typically do not lift the toilet seat to do so. Ensuring that the toilet seat would remain clean and dry, the E.Z. Lift is a practical product which should be appreciated by all members of the household. Perhaps most importantly, the E.Z. Lift would offer consumers a hygienic alternative to lifting the toilet seat by hand. A sanitary tool, the E.Z. Lift would protect the user from coming into direct contact with germs and bacteria that are often found on the underside and top of the a toilet seat. This advantage should prove especially beneficial during routine cleaning underneath the toilet seat and the rim of the toilet bowel, the E.Z. Lift could make the unpleasant task of cleaning the toilet, far less taxing. Although developed with the home user in mind, the E.Z. Lift could prove a useful addition to any public restroom facility.

DESIGN FEATURES

The E.Z. Lift was invented with convenience in mine. The E.Z. Lift is designed to provide consumers a convenient hands free method of lifting and lowering the toilet seat. Manufactured of heavy duty injection molded plastic, E.Z. Lift is a flat, “T” shaped unit, with the extended handle measuring several inches in length and approximately 1″ in width. Configured specifically so that the horizontal support plate would be easily mounted to the underside of the toilet seat the E.Z. Lift would be positioned so that the proximal end of the unit projected outwards several inches from one side of the seat. Ergonomically designed, this extended handle would be softly contoured to facilitate a comfortable grip. The E.Z. Lift could be secured to the underside of the seat by way of double faced tape, including for sale with the device. The E.Z. Lift could also be incorporated as an integral feature in newly manufactured toilet seats. The E.Z. Lift could be produced in a variety of attractive colors to correspond with various bathroom decors, as well as neutral black and white.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIG. 1—top view of the E.Z. Lift handle with the adhesive tape that attaches it to the toilet rim peeled back.

FIG. 2—side view of the E.Z. Lift handle as it shows the curvature angle down and away from the toilet rim.

FIG. 3—top view of the E.Z. Lift handle with the adhesive not peeled back from the handle.

FIG. 4—bottom view of the E.Z. Lift handle.

Those skilled in the art will understand from the foregoing that the invention has been described with reference to its preferred embodiments and that substitutions or changes in materials or configuration may be made and still fit within the spirit and scope of the present invention, which is intended to be limited only by the accompanying claims appended hereto.