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Publication numberUS1377541 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 10, 1921
Filing dateJun 20, 1919
Priority dateJun 20, 1919
Publication numberUS 1377541 A, US 1377541A, US-A-1377541, US1377541 A, US1377541A
InventorsYoung Jacob P
Original AssigneeYoung Jacob P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitary stool-seat cover
US 1377541 A
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1,377,541. I I Pa tented May 10,1921.




- To all whom it may concern:

eral type stated .citizen of the United Be it known that I, JACOB P. YOUNG, a States, residing at Huntingtom in the county of Huntington and State of Indiana, have invented a new and useful Sanitary Stool-Seat Cover, of which the followingis a specification.

This invention has reference to sanitary appliances to be used in connection with closet seats and it primarily has for its purposes to provide an appliance of the genin'the nature of a thin sheet of paper, preferably medicated or sterilized, that includes a main portion adapted to serve as a seat protector, a front portion that serves as an apron for hanging over the front edge of the seat for protecting the limbs and clothing of the user, a supplemental member fitting over the usual hinged seat cover to protect the back of the user, and including a member that serves as a means for holding the back protecting portion in position when applied for use.

Another object of my invention is to provide a sanitary appliance, of the kind mentioned, comprising a single sheet of aper or other similar material, having diifierent portions relatively so connected whereby the sheet may be applied, not alone over the closet seat but also over the other portions of the,closet bowl and the seat cover with which parts of the body contact when at stool, and in such manner that the spread of venerial diseases are prevented and natural evacuation encouraged.

With the above objects in View, my invention embodies, in a sanitary appliance, in the nature of a paper sheet that includes several distinct portions shaped for special purposes, hereinafter stated, and so connected that the sheet may be quickly applied and held from being easily displaced and capable of being easily and compactly so folded that the sheet may be properly unfolded and ready for use, and after use as' quickly removed and disposed of.

My invention further consists in the pe- Specification of Letters Patent.

'cated Patented May 10, 1921.

Application filed June 20, 1919. Serial No. 305,472.

including the bowl, the seat and the hinged seat cover.

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section taken substantially on the line 22 on Fig. 1, parts of the bowl being shown in side elevation.

Fig. 3 is a diagrammatic plan view of the appliance in the fully extended position.

Fig. 4 is a perspective View of one of the appliances or seat cover'is folded up.

y improved sanitary stool seat appliance consists of a single sheet of preferably medior sterilized paper, or other like foldable material, cut to the blank shape shown in Fig. 3, by reference to which it will be noticed the sheet is cut to include a main portion 1. provided with an opening 10, the surrounding edges 11 of which, inside and out, may be reinforced (as indicated by the dotted line 00) in any suitable manner to maintain the said edges surrounding the opening in a substantially rigid shape when the portion 1 isapplied onto the stool seat. in the manner clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 2. It should be stated that while I have shown, (as in Fig. 1) the portion 1 formed to the exact shape of the stool seat, the opposite outer edges thereof, 1212, may be of suflicient width to cause them to fold down over the opposite side edges of the bowl when the user is seated thereon.

At the front end the sheet has an extended portion 2 which, as shown, is of suificient width and length to constitute an apron 20 when the sheet is applied to the closet seat, it being understood that the said apron may be of suflicient width to extend practically around and cover the entire front and opposite sides of the bowl.

The sheet a flap-like extending within the opening 10. and the said'portion 3, when the appliance is placed for use, asin Figs. 1 and 2, constitutes a protecting guard for the male when using the closet.

4 designates another portion of the sheet that constitutes a supplemental cover, for fitting over the hinged seat cover 5 when the latter is swung against the wall or other solid bearing, and for sustaining the supplemental cover in position, it has an extension flap 40 adapted for-being folded over the upper edge of the seat cover, to be clamped by such cover, against the wall, as is clearly shown in Fig. 2.

extension 3 at the front edge restricted transversely, and thereby 'c0nstitutes the lines on which the sheet may be conveniently and neatly folded upon itself into a compact and neat package, see Fig. 4. Furthermore, by reason of the restricted points of connection between the several distinct parts stated, the said parts will readily drop to the properly extended position, when it is desired to use the appliance, by simply taking hold of the flap 40. Furthermore, the flap constitutes a convenient means for hanging the entire device from the top of the seat cover and which is held to such position by reason of the cover clamping the flap against the wall, the peculiar connection of the body portion 1 with the supplemental cover and the connection of the front apron to the said body 1, operating to cause the parts 1, 2, 3 and 4: to quickly assume their proper position upon and in the stool seat.

It is obvious that the appliance can be so cheaply made that it can be liberally used and destroyed after using.

From the foregoing taken in connection with the drawing the complete construction or formation of my sanitary appliance, the manner of its use, and its advantages, will be readily apparent.

Among the advantages it should be mentioned arranging the several distinct portions in longitudinal alinement, as shown,

after the device has been hung onto the water closets comprising a single sheet of foldable material, like medicated or sterilized paper, said sheet including an apertured main portion that constitutes a cover for the closet seat, a front extension that constitutes an apron for hanging over the bowl, a guard extension into the aperture adapted to fold down within the bowl at the front, a back portion that constitutes a cover for the seat lid when raised, and a flap at the outer end of the lid cover portion adapted for being clamped between the lid and the bearing against which the lid rests, the several sepa-' rate portions, the apron, theseat cover, the lid cover, the flap and the guard being in longitudinal alinement, the sheet at the junction of the lid cover, the apron portion and the seat portion and the flap connection with the lid cover constituting lines on which the sheet is folda-ble, whereby when folded with the flap outermost the sheet opens out to drop in place over the lid, seat and bowl when the flap is secured between the lid and the bearing against which it rests when swung out.


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U.S. Classification4/245.9
International ClassificationA47K13/00, A47K13/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47K13/16
European ClassificationA47K13/16