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Publication numberUS1918083 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 11, 1933
Filing dateMar 4, 1932
Priority dateMar 4, 1932
Publication numberUS 1918083 A, US 1918083A, US-A-1918083, US1918083 A, US1918083A
InventorsColes Case Ethel, Henderson Harold C
Original AssigneeColes Case Ethel, Henderson Harold C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Protective cover for bedpans and similar articles
US 1918083 A
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July 11, 1933.



This invention relates to protective covers; for bed pans and the like articles.

An object of this'invention is to provide a cover for a bed pan or douche pan havlng means for preventing splash or spillage out of the pan, thus protecting the bed linens, said cover being provided with means for covering otherwise exposed parts of the userand constituting a sanitary protect1on for" the users attendant.

A further object of this invention is to provide a unitary flexible, waterproof, cover or protector of the character descr1bed,. which shall be in collapsible form to afford.

convenient handling and packing.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a strong and neat protector of the character described made of paper or the like cheap material easily disposable as.

waste, which shall be simple and economical in construction, easy to handle and yet practical and efficient to a high degree in use.

Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed 5 out.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction herelnafter described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.

In the accompanying drawing, in which 1s shown one of the various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a bed pan provided with a cover embodying the invention in position for use;

Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a perspective View of the cover alone in partially collapsed position;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the cover in completely collapsed position; and

Fig. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 55 of Fig. 4.

Referring now in detail to the drawing, 10 designates an ordinary bed pan and 11 designates a cover or protector therefor embodying the invention. The pan 10 may be 1932. Serial no. 596,702."

of standard construction and comprises a v bottom wall 12, side walls 13, a front wall '14 and a rear wall 15. A top wall-"16 attached to the upperedge of the front-wall 14 andthe side Walls 13 covers theifront half of the bed pan leaving the rear half thereof open. The cover 11 is of unitary construction and may be made of'paper,

fabric or any other suitable flexible waterproof material. I Said cover comprises a bottom wall 17 adaptedto contact the under- ;surface of the bottom wall 12 of the pan,.a front wall 19 adapted to be. disposed in front of the front wall 14, side walls 20 for said walls 13 and a rear wall 22 adapted to be disposed behind the rear wall 15. The :front wall 19 is made preferably substantially the height of the front wall 14, but the rear wall 22preferably extends to aconsiderable-height above the rear wall 15 and the side walls 20 preferably increase in width gradually toward the rear, thus forming upwardly and rearwardly'inclined or curved edges 28. Extending from the upper end of the rear wall 22 is a flap 25 adapted to be moved forwardly to cover a portion of the patients body.

In'use, the patients legs straddle the side walls 20 of the cover and the flap 25 may thus cover the otherwise exposed parts of the patient. Said flap 25, the rear wall 22 and the side walls 20 serve to prevent spraying or splashing of matter onto the bed linen. After use, the flap 25 may be pushed forwardly onto the top wall 16' to cover the open portion of the pan. The pan may thus be removed from the bed in completely covered condition. Obviously, the pan may be removed from the cover readily and v the cover disposed of as waste paper.

The protector 11 is preferably adapted to be collapsed for packing, shipping or storing purposes To this end, the front wall 19 of the cover is preferably formed with crease lines 80 and 31 extending inwardly and upwardly from the bottom cor ners of said wall. The side walls 20 are also formed with crease lines 32 extending upwardly and forwardly from the bottom rear corners of the side walls 20. In col--' lapsing the cover the side walls 20 are first folded inwardly against the upper surface of the bottom wall 17, the front wall 19 being then folded rearwardly over the folded side walls. The rear wall 22 may then be folded, downwardly over the folded. side walls. The flap 25 may be folded rearward ly againstthe outer surface of the rear wall 22 about a crease line 33, provided for said purpose The entire "covermay thus be folded into substantially fiat form to permit compact packing of said covers one on top of the other. a

It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the, conditions of preotical use. V

As various possible embodiments might be made ,of the above invention, and as various changes mi ht be made in the embodiment set fortli, it is to be understood thatall matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. H Having thus described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent z- V e I 1. In combination with a bed pan, a cover therefor made of flexible sheet material adapted to receive the bed pan and having a portion adapted to contact the underside of the bed pan, a portion extending up wardly above the rear wall of the pan, side portions extending upwardly beyond the top edge of the side walls ofthe pan, and a flap extending from the said second portion adapted to cover a portion of the users body.

2. A bed pan cover made of Waterproof sheet material having a portion for receiving the bed pan, a portion extending up wardly above the rear wall of the bed pan and side portions extending upwardly above the upper edge of the side wallsof the pan and incr asing. in-height toward the rear, said cover having a flap extending from said second portion and adapted to cover a portion of the users body.

3. A bed pan cover made of waterproof paper having a portion for receiving the bed pan, a portion extendin upwardly made of flexible sheet material having a portion 'ad'apted to contact the underside of said bottom wall', portions ada )ted to con tactsaid front and rear walls, and said side walls, a portion extending upwardly above the rear wall of the pan: sid'e' portions extending upwardly beyoi'id the top edge of the side walls ofthe pan, and a adapted to cover a portion of the user body, said last named portion being further adapted to cover the bed pan affer'u'se.

In testimony" v'v'here'of we a'fiix our signatures. a


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U.S. Classification4/450
International ClassificationA61G9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G9/003
European ClassificationA61G9/00P