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Publication numberUS2053594 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 8, 1936
Filing dateMar 11, 1935
Priority dateMar 11, 1935
Publication numberUS 2053594 A, US 2053594A, US-A-2053594, US2053594 A, US2053594A
InventorsMinnie Albcrt
Original AssigneeMinnie Albcrt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Training commode for pets
US 2053594 A
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Sept. 8, 1936. M. ALBERT TRAINING COMMODE FOR PETS Filed March 11, 1935 INVENTOR.

MWN/EAABERT ATTORNEY.

Patented 7 Sept. 8, 1936 PATENT OF FlCE TRAINING COMMODE FOR. PETS Minnie Albert,

Application March 11,

7 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in portable housepet toilets or commodes designed particularly for the use of dogs and cats and which are also adapted for use by other pets that are confined within the house.

An object of this invention is to provide an inexpensive sanitary toilet device for housepets, the said device having a removable upper member or adapter which may be attached to and removed from the usual toilet bowl in the lavatory.

Another object of this invention is to provide a construction that permits of quickly and firmly attaching the removable upper member or adapter to the'toilet bowl withoutdanger of being accidently displaced.

Another object of this invention is to provide the removable upper member or adapter with a confined fiat surface and a portion having a large aperture therein for the passage of bulky feces, the said apertured portion sloping downwardly from all directions and forming a drainage area for urine.

Another object'of this invention is to provide a modified upper member or adapter havinga confined and apertured flat surface and being designed for mounting with its fiat surface in sloping relation on the toilet bowl so as to facilitate drainage of waste matter and water flow,

Another object of the invention is to provide the adapter with a hook member at its rear portion, the said hook member being attachable to the pivot rod usually provided for the toilet "seat.'

tion as a bath tub wherein the pet may be bathed.

Another object of this invention is to provide the modified adapter with an arch having a short length of chain which may be attached to the back'of the pets harness and prevent the pet from lying down on the adapter while in training to the use of the commode.

In the drawing:

Figure l is a plan view of an adapter installed on a toilet bowl.

Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view of the adapter shown in Figure 1, the section being taken as on line 2-2 in Figure l.

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the adapter on the toilet bowl. I

Figure 4 is a fragmentary side view of the adapter.

ture is corked up, the said adapter will func- Brooklyn, N. Y.

1935, Serial N0. 11,109

Figure 5 is a perspective view of a modified commode.

Referring to Figures 1 to 5 inclusive, the numeral 3| indicates an adapter having a generally fiat bottom 32 and a high and solid confining wall 5 33 extending all around the flat bottom. The bottom 32 has a large aperture 34 at the rear end 35 for the passage of bulky excreta, the apertured portion 35 preferably sloping downwardly into the aperture and forming a drainage area'for 10 urine, as shown in Figure 2. The adapter 3| is of oblong shape and is formed with a fiat front end 31. A bar 38 attached to the lower face of the bottom 32 at its front end 31, serves to raise said end of the adapter and when the adapter is 15 positioned on a toilet bowl 25', the adapter slopes down rearwardly and drainage into the bowl is facilitated thereby, as best shown in Figure 8.

The rear end 35 has a transverse integral hookshaped member 40, comprising a hook end 4| 20 and a stop bar 42. The member 40 is designed to receive the transverse pivot rod 43 usually provided on toilet bowls for swinging the toilet seat 44 and cover 45 into or out of operative relation with the bowl.

a As shown in Figure 3, the pivot rod 43 is gripped between the hook end 4| and the stop bar 42 and serves to retain the adapter 3| on the bowl 25. A plurality of arms 46 fastened to the wall 33 extend in a lateral direction below the bottom 30 32 and engage the bowl rim 41 and retain the adapter with the aperture 34 in central cooperating relation with the bowl 25'. Handles 48 serve for mounting the adapter on the bowl and for placing the adapter upright on a floor on the flat end 31. v I

As best shown in Figure 1, the adapter 3| having the solid confining means 33 is waterproof and may be used for bathing the pet. For this purpose I have provided a spraying attachment 49 preferably comprising a clamp 50, removably secured to the front end wall 31 and carrying a pipe connection 5| and spraying nozzle 52. A hose (not shown) may be attached-from a water faucet to the pipe connection 5| and thus cause water spray to be discharged all along the adapter 3| in the direction of the aperture 34, which is then plugged with a cork 53. After bathing the pet, the cork is removed and the waste water drained into the toilet bowl.

As shown in Figure 3, I have provided an arched member 54 removably mountedin receiving members 55' on the adapter 3|, the said receiving members 55 having screws 56 for securing the arch to the adapter. A short length of chain 51 is secured to the arch at its mid-portion, the lower end of the chain being considerably above the bottom 32 and may be attached at said end to the back of the pet's harness and prevent the pet from lying down on the adapter while in training to the use of the commode. I have also provided a short length of chain 58 at the rear end 35 of the adapter 3!, the said chain being attached to the collar of the pet to guide the pet while in training to the use of the commode. The arched members 54 and the chain 58 are attachments which can be removed from the device after the pet becomes accustomed to the use of the commode.

As shown in Figure 5, I have provided a modifled commode 59 comprising the adapter 3i mounted on a receptacle 60. The outer peripheral surface of the receptacle 60 has secured thereto receiving members 6! for engaging the arms 46 projecting from the adapter 3i and to align the upper and lower members 3| and 60 in central cooperating relation. It will be noted that legs 62 have been attached to the adapter 3| at its front end 31, the said legs resting on the floor and serving to raise the end 31 to a higher level than that of the rear end 35 to facilitate drainage. The legs 62 support the front end of the adapter 3| and permit a large overhang of said adapter away from the receptacle 60 so that when a large pet jumps onto the device, it will not become overbalanced and be knocked over. When the adapter 3! is used in combination with the toilet bowl 25', the legs 62 may be removed therefrom.

I claim:

1. A toilet seat adapter for animals, comprising an adapter having upwardly extending confining means, a generally flat bottom surface, and a slightly sloping portion surrounding an aperture for the passage of bulky feces, said adapter being designed to be mounted in alignment on the usual toilet bowl by means of laterally extending members depending from said adapter, said members being adapted to engage with said bowl rim, whereby said adapter is retained in cooperating relation with said toilet bowl, said adapter having hook means at one end designed to engage a transverse member on said toilet bowl, and means for holding the front end of said adapter above the front end of the bowl.

2. A toilet device for animals, comprising a toilet receptacle resting on a fioor, an adapter mounted in supported relation on said receptacle, said adapter having a generally fiat surface permitting an animal to stand thereon and having.

an aperture at one end for the passage of feces therethrough, said adapter having means at said apertured end designed to engage a transverse member on said receptacle, said adapter projecting beyond said receptacle at one end and having legs at said end extending to said floor to prevent the adapter from being knocked over by the animal.

3. A toilet device for animals, comprising a toilet receptacle resting on a floor, an adapter mounted in supported and alined relation on said receptacle, said adapter having a generally flat surface permitting an animal to stand thereon and having an aperture at one end for the passage of feces therethrough, said adapter being circumscribed by upwardly extending confining means, said adapter having means at said apertured end designed to engage a transverse member on said receptacle, said adapter projecting beyond said receptacle at one end and having legs at said end extending to said floor to prevent the adapter from being knocked over by the animal.

4. A toilet device for animals, comprising a toilet receptacle resting on a floor, an adapter mounted in supported and operative relation on said receptacle, said adapter having a generally flat surface permitting an animal to stand thereon and having an aperture for the passage of feces therethrough, said adapter being circumscribed by and integral with upwardly extending confining means, said confining means being waterproof and forming a bath tub receptacle superimposed on said floor receptacle, said adapter having means at one end designed to engage a transverse member on said receptacle.

5. The invention as defined in claim 4, wherein means is provided for holding the animal while using said device.

6. A toilet seat adapter for animals, comprising an adapter having solid and waterproof upwardly extending confining means, agenerally flat bottom surface, an aperture for feces in one end of said surface, said adapter having hook means at said apertured end and being designed to be mounted on the usual toilet bowl with said hook means in engagement with a transverse member on the rear of said toilet bowl, said adapter projecting beyond said receptacle at one end and having legs at said end extending to said floor to prevent the adapter from being knocked over by the animal.

7. A toilet device for animals, comprising an adapter having solid and waterproof upwardly extending confining means, a generally fiat surface designed to support an animal thereon and having an aperture for thepassage of feces, said adapter being designed to be mounted in alignment on a toilet receptacle resting on a floor, said adapter having depending means adapted to engage with receiving means on the peripheral surface of said receptacle, whereby said adapter may be mounted and removed from cooperating relation with said toilet receptacle in a generally vertical direction while said receptacle remains on said floor, said adapter projecting beyond said receptacle at one end and having legs at said end extending to said floor to prevent the adapter from being knocked over by the animal.

MINNIE ALBERT.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification119/162, D30/161, 4/445, 4/420.3
International ClassificationA01K1/01
Cooperative ClassificationA01K1/0121
European ClassificationA01K1/01B4