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Publication numberUS1051631 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 28, 1913
Filing dateFeb 9, 1912
Publication numberUS 1051631 A, US 1051631A, US-A-1051631, US1051631 A, US1051631A
InventorsOhabibs K. Pickles
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Antiseptic toilet-seat and cover.
US 1051631 A
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O. K. PICKLBS.

ANTISEPTIC TOILET SEAT AND COVER,

APPLICATION FILED PEB.9,1912.

Patented Jan. 28, 1913.

PIG. E.

IHVEHTOB WA,

UNITED sTATEs ATENT OFFIQE.

CHARLES K. PICKLES, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, ASSIGNOR TO ULYSSES R. GRANT, OF SAN FRANCISCO, QALIFORNIA,

ANTISEPTIC TOILET-SEAT AND COVER To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES K. Planers, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at San Francisco, in the county of San Francisco and State of California. have invented new and useful Improvements in Antiseptic Toilet-Seats and overs, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a seat and closure for toilet bowls.

It is the object of this invention to provide a seat for toilet bowls and a cover therefor, with means for efi ectively'preventing the escape of noxious vapors from the bowl when the latter is closed, and for deodorizing and disinfecting such gases as may arise in the bowl, so that when it is opened the gases will be rendered antiseptic and harmless.

A further object is to provide a toilet seat and cover which will obviate the use of containers of antisepties exterior of the bowl and which does away with mechanical devices for delivering antiseptics to the bowlr Other objects will appear in the following specification.

The invention consists of the, parts and the-combination and construction of parts as hereinafter more fully described and claimed, having reference to the accompanying drawings in which Figure l is a plan view of a toilet, show ing the seat and cover in a closed position. Fig. 2 is a vertical section on the line X-X Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a detail in section'of the seat. Fig. 4v is a detail in section of the seat and cover showing the manner of hingedly mounting same.

In the drawings represents a toilet bowl of any suitable description over which is arranged a hinged scat 2 having the usual opening therein. The seat. 52 is here shown as constructed of thin sheet metal and is formed as a shell in one piece shaped to conform to the contour of the upper surface of the ordinary toilet seat, and is arched in transverse section as shown in Figs. 2 and 4 forming an annular open hollow space on its under side. The inner edge of the seat is headed over at 3 and the outer surface is coated with any suitable material such as rubber, enamel, paint or other composition indicated at 4.

Mounted on the inside of the outer edge Specificationof Letters Patent.

Application flied February 9, 1912.

Put cnt cd Jan. 28, 1913.

Serial No. 676,649.

of the scat "2 is an inverted annular groove or channel member 5 which formed of sheet metal bent around the lower outer edge of the seat as shown in Figs. 3 and 4 so as to form an annular groove for the outer edge of the seat and extend upwardly against the inner wall of the seat a v hort distance as indicated at a, thence outwardly at L. and dowmvardly as shown at (2. The upper portion 7) the top of the channel member 5, is provided with a series of perforations (3 spaced suitable (.li. ltlii(($ apart so as topermit. the fumes of the antiseptic or liquid disinfectant to escape. and mounted in the channel member formed by the vertically disposed portions 0 and c, is a scalii'ig ring 7 formed of rubber or similar resilient nniteriahwhich ring is adapted to rest. upon the bowl A to -form a tight joint between the seat. and the bowl as shown in Fig. 2. The sealing ring 7 extends but part" way into the annular groove or channel member 5 as shown in Fig. 3, and the space between the. upper edge of the ring 7 and the top portion 7; of the groove or channel member 5 is filled with a suitable absorbent material 8 which is designed to be saturated with any desired antiscpticpr liquid disinfectant which is inserted through the pcrforations (i from time to time as may be found necessary;

Mounted on the rear portion of the bowl A is a pairot spaced right angle brackets or standards 9 which support a rod 10 extending transversely of the bowl A rearward of and a short distance above the back edge of the seat 2 livotally mounted on the rod 10 are downwardly extending arms it, which are curved outwardly and upwardly on their lower ends so as to provide books which exeud beneath the edge of the scat 2 and project upwardly into the annular Jroove or channel member. 5 as shown in Fig. 4. A laterally extending lug 12 is formed on the outer face of the end of each arm 11. to receive screws 13 which are threaded therein through the inner wall 0 of the groove or channel n'ien'iber 5; the Sttilillgd'lllfl 7 being cut away sufiiciently to admit of the arms it being thus attached to the inner wall of the groove or channel member 5. The sealing-ring butts tightly against the sides of the arms hand the. curved portion of the arms is designed to rest on the upper edge of the bowl A so as of the sheet, which forms to form a tight joint at this point. The arms 11 and rod 10 form hinges on which the seat 2 may be swung vertically as indicated by the arrow (Z in Fig. 2.

Pivotally mounted on the rod 10. adjacent the arms 1], is a pair of horizontally extending arms 14 which are connected at their outer-ends to a sheet metal lid or cover 15 in any suitable manner. The cover 15 is designed to form a closure for the opening in the seat '2 and by reason of being pivoted on the rod 10 may be swung vertically, as indicated by the arrow 0 in Fi 2, either in unison with or independent of the seat 2. The-lid 15 is here shown as formed of a fiat sheet of metal turned downwardly at its edge to form a peripheral flange 16 against the inner face of which is mounted a ring 17 formed of any suitable absorbent material such as felt or the like. The ring 17 extends a short distance below the lower edge of the flange 16 so as to bear upon the upper face of the seat 2 and is held in place on the flange 16 by means of a metallic band 18 which bears a ainst the inner face of th absorbent ring 14 as shown in Fig. l and is attached to the flange 16 by means of screws 19 or other suitable fastening. This absorbent ring 17 is designed to be saturated with an antiseptic or disinfecting solution. It may be treated at the time of manufacture or a disinfecting liquid of any suitable character may be applied thereto from time to time as may be found necessary; he liquid being delivered to the top or upper edge of the ring 17 over the upper edge of the band 18.

From the foregoing it will be seen that positions, the resilientring 7 and absorbent ring 17 will act to prevent the passage of vapor from the interior of the bowl A bc- I tween the bowl and its seat and cover: and that. the vapors emanating from and dil fused by the (llSlIlfOCtlng or antiseptic solutions contained in the absorbent m terials 8 3 and the ring 17 will mingle with the vapors confined in the bowl so that when the lid 1.) is raised the gases rising from the bowl will be thoroughly disinfected and deodorizcd.

By employing this improved toilet seat and cover, the use of devices for delivering disinfectants to the. interior of the bowl from l l l l containers arranged exterior thereof, is obviated, as the vapors diffused from the satu- 1 rated materials held on the underside of the cover and lid as herein described will act to accomplish a like result.

It is obvious that while l have shown and described the absorbent materials as niounled on a seat and lid formed of sheet metal. it is equally applicablccfor use on seats and covers formed of wood or other materials and would accomplish the same ollicc Having thus described my invention, what. I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is-- 1. A toilet seat comprising an arched shell having an inverted annular groove member located on the inside of the outer edge thereof and bent around the outer edge of the seat so as to provide an annular groove for the outer edge of the seat. and a sealing ring located in the groove member and projecting therebelow. .7

2. A toiletv seat having an inverted annular groove formed with a perforation in its top and located on the inside of the outer edge thereof, a sealing ring projecting be low the groove member and absorbent material mounted in said groovemcmber over said sealing rin 3. The combination with a toilet seat-.having an opening therein, and a lid therefor having a peripheral flange, of an annular ring of absorbent material on the inside of the peripheral flange and projecting there below for holding antiseptic solutions and an annular band securing the annular ring to the peripheral flange.

4. The combination with a toilet seat, having an opening therein, and a lid therefor having a peripheral flange. of an annular ring of absorbent material on the inside of the peripheral flange for holding antiseptic solutions. an annular band and removable fastcnings securing the annular band and annular ring to the peripheral flange.

33. toilet seat consisting of a sheet metal seat. portion having an opening therethrough. and formed with a concaved underside. an inverted annular channel formed o l' sheet metal attached to the outer edge of when the seat 2 and lid 15 are in their closed the seat and arranged in the concaved undcrsidc thereof, and a resilient sealing ring mounted in said channel and extending below the channel to contact the rim of a toilet bowl.

(3. A toilet scat consisting of a sheet metal seat portion having an opening thcrethrough. and formed with a concaved underside. an inverted annular channel formed of sheet metal attached to the outer edge of the seat and arranged in the concaved underside thereof. a resilient scaling ring mounted in said channel and extending below the channel to contact the rim of :rtoilet bowl. and an absorbent material held in said channel by the resilient. ring.

T. toilet seat consisting of a sheet metal scat portion having an opening therethrough. and formed with a concaved undersidc an inverted annular channel formed of hcct metal attached to the outer edge of the lit) fit)

the resilient ring, and perforations in the channel leading to the absorbent material.

8. A toilet seat consisting of a sheet metal seat portion having an opening therethrough and formed with a eoncaved underside, an inverted annular channel formed of sheet metal attached to the outer edge of the seat and arranged in the eonrared underside thereot. a resilient Sealing ring mounted in said channel and extending below the channel to eonta t the rim of the toilet bowl, an absorbent material held in said channel by the resilient ring, perforations in the channel leading to the absorbent material, a lid to (over the opening in the seat portion, and an absorbent antiseptic ring mounted on said lid to contact the seat portion around the opening therein.

9. A toilet seat consisting of a sheet metal seat portion having an opening therethrough and formed with a eoneaved underside, an inverted annular channel formed of sheet metal attached to the outer edge of the seat and arran ed in the concaved underside thereof, a resi ient sealing ring mounted in said channel and extendin below the channel to contact the rim of t e toilet bowl, an absorbent material held in said channel by the resilient ring, perforations in the channel leading to the absorbent material, a lid to cover the opening in the seat portion, and an absorbent antise tic ring mounted on said lid to contact tlie seat ortion around the opening therein, said lid and seat portion hinged to swing on a common axis independent of each other.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

CHARLES K. PICKLES.

\Vitnesses:

U. R. GRANT, J. W. CooK.

Referenced by
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US2728921 *May 19, 1953Jan 3, 1956Dorko Emil JVentilating toilet
US3344441 *May 24, 1965Oct 3, 1967Kelly Anthony JToilet seat disinfector
US4873729 *Nov 16, 1984Oct 17, 1989Jacques MicallefAutomatic device for the disinfection of W.C. bowls and seats
US4970730 *Aug 7, 1989Nov 20, 1990Stain Emma RToilet seat repair organization
Classifications
U.S. Classification4/233, 4/234, 4/237
International ClassificationA47K13/30
Cooperative ClassificationA47K13/302
European ClassificationA47K13/30C