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- July6, 1937. ALBERT 2,086,109
TRAINING COMMODE PAD Filed July 20, 1935 INVENTOR.
LISA ALBERT Patented July 6, 1937 I, resales) 2,086,109 TRAENING COMMODE PAD Lisa Albert, New York, N. Y. Application iuiy zo, 1935, Serial No. 32,325"
This invention concerns a novel training pad for commodes to be used in connection with the early training of children, which pad serves a sanitary purpose as well as affording comfort and protecting the tender infant from sudden and disagreeable chills through contact with the cold metal or crockery of which the toilet re-' ceptacle or commode is made.
One object of this invention therefore is an article of this sort which can quickly and easily be applied to an infants toilet and may just as readily be removed therefrom.
Another object is to provide an article for the purpose described which will automatically adjust itself. to round toilet receptacles of different size or diameter, considering that manufacturers use various standards, styles and makes for such infants toilets.
A further object is to provide such' a pad or 0 cushion which is well upholstered so that no strain or undue pressure is exerted upon the seat or the spine of the infant, but a soft and comfortable seat is offered.
A further object is to construct the article of 5 a material which may be easily laundered and kept in a clean sanitary condition.
A corollary object is to waterproof the article, so that, even though the stuffing or inside padding may consist of cotton felt or other porous 30 or absorptive material, no moisture may enter the interior of the pad.
. A final definite object is to provide such a construction, that the surface of. the cushion which comes into direct contact with the skin, is sub- 35 stantially smooth, without wrinkles or seams and consists therefore of a single integral annular piece.
Other objects may become apparent from a more detailed description of my invention in con- 40 nection with the accompanying drawing in which Fig. 1 is a top view of a toilet pad for infants made according to the principles of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of such a pad 'at- ,5 tached to the top rim of a chamber pot.
the device consists of an annular cushion or padding A of approximately oval cross section, as is diameters of this annular cushion are so chosen that when' said cushion is placed upon the top rim lfla'of an average toilet pot it! for infants, it will completely cover the rim, protruding well over the outer edge and sufficiently far over the inside Wall, as may be seen in Figs. 2 and 3.
The filling or stuffing H for the cushion consistspreferably of cotton felt or similar soft fibrous material whichiscompressible and at the same time preserves its resiliency, while the outer cover is made of a washable and waterproof fabric, for instance of rubberized cloth. This cover, substantially of doughnut shape, of'nearly oval or even circular cross section, is composed of. two'portions, comprising an outer ring portion 12, which originally in its flattened out condition is an integral flat and smooth ring, confined by two concentric circles lying in a plane, the inner circle forming'the seam edge I21; and the outer circle the seam edge l2b. Obviously when this originally flat ring is stretched and curved'over the padding or'stufiing, assuming an oval or circular cross section, the more horizontal portion can be kept rather smooth, even going down to the inner seam l5, all the intake and creases being accumulated toward the outer periph'ery of the ring andthe bottom seam I4, as may be understood from a contemplation of Fig. 1. Y
The second cover portion is the inner ring portion l3, which originally also isan integral flat and smooth ring, confinedby two concentric circles, the inner circle forming the seam edge Ilia, and the outer circle the seam edge I312. It is to be observed, however, that this seam is not formed by simply overlapping the two annular borders l2b and H31), but by clamping the two borders together, turning both peripheral edges toward the outside of the cushion and sewing themv together with such intakes and creases, and
thereby reducing the total diameter of the annular seam so far that the edge I3b loops over, forming a sort of hollow undercut groove [6. This annular edge is covered by an outer bias tape or binding strip [1, which may be of the same waterproof cloth or any other suitable fabric. Furthermore a rather wide strip of waterproof or rubberized cloth I8 is insertedwith its top edge We into the fold formed by the bias tape ll, so that therefore this tape covers and contains three seam edges, 122), I31) and I8a, the outer edge [Be as wellas the inner edge I31;
looped or folded over, with the edge 12b of the outer ring portion 12 inserted from the top, all
three edges with the bias tape firmly sewed together with a single or a double seam. The seam edges l2a and Na, before mentioned, should however, be turned inwardly and jointed together with at least two or three adjacent parallel seams, as shown at l9, to insure a watertight fit.
The rubberized strip l8 which, as presently described, forms the attachment member B, does not have to consist of an endless strip, but may be a longitudinal strip, the ends of which can be sewed together, asat 20, Fig. 4.
The outer free bottom edge of the strip 7 I8 is folded over inwardly, forming a hollow seam M to cover an elastic cord 22, to be stretched. and pulled over the rim Illa of the chamber pot Ill or other toilet receptacle. this elastic cord, which may be an endless cord or tied together, is somewhat shorter than the outer circumference of the pot inthe recess of the neck Nib, so that the attachment member-B fits tightly around the neck, the rim Illa being entirely hidden in the undercut groove l6 between the pad and the attachment ring B; This 1 a seam Withinth-e Space normally Occupied by a attachment member also adjusts itself readily to different sizes of receptacles. Thus it ,is seen that the pad can easily be attached over the rim of the toilet and can also be quickly detached for cleaning the receptable as well as washing the pad itself. A thorough rinsing in lukewarm water, using. a suitable soap, willleave the pad in clean condition, and being waterproof, it will quickly dry.
Accordingly, I have described the principles of my invention, together with a practical embodiment thereof, but I- desire it understood that my invention is not confined to the particular form herein shown and described, the same being merely illustrative, and that it may be carried out in other ways without departing from I the main ideas of my invention. I therefore broadly claim the right to employ all equivalent instrumentali- V ties coming within the scope of the appended claims, as it is obvious that the particular form and embodiment hereinshown and illustrated is only one of many that could be employed to attain the particular objects listed; and accomplish these results. 7
What I claim as my invention and desire to protect by Letters Patent, is:
1. A training commode pad comprising two annular fiat rings of rubberized, waterproof fabric with inner and outer rims, and sewed together along'the inner rim and reversed so as to place said inner seam within the chamber formed by said annular rings; a padding of soft, fibrous ma- The circumference of terial enclosed within said chamber and forming an annular portion; a flat rectangular linear strip of rubberized, waterproof fabric, one of the longitudinal edges of which is sewed tightly to the outer rims ofthe said annular rings, the outer longitudinal edgeof which is folded over to form a bottom seam containing an elastic cord which draws the bottom seam of said strip concentrically together, said linear strip forming an annular pocket with the bottom of the pad, enabling the top edge of a commode to be inserted, the elastic rim of the linear strip being stretched and slipped over said commode rim.
2. A training commode pad comprising two annular flat rings of rubberized, waterproof fabric with inner and outer rims, and sewed together along the inner rim' and reversed so as to place said inner seam within the chamber formed by said annular rings; a padding of soft, fibrous material enclosed within said chamber and forming an annular portion; a flat rectangular linear strip of rubberized, waterproof fabric, one of the longitudinal edges of which is'sewed tightly to the outer rimsof the said annular rings to form commode, the other'longitudinal edge of which is folded over to form a, bottomseam containing an elastic cord which draws the bottom seam of said stri'p'concentrically together, thetransverse edges of said rectangular strip placed in juxtaposition and sewed to each other to form a seam, said linear strip forming an annular pocket with the bottom of the pad, enabling the top edge of a commode to be inserted, the elastic rim of the linear strip beingstretched and slipped over said commode rim.
3. A cushion for application to acommode having projecting lip, said cushion comprising an annular tubular casing consisting of two sections of material having their opposed edges superimposed on each other, the edges at the inner periphery of the annulus being free and within thetubular casing and the edges at the outer periphery of the tubular casing extending outsidethe casing, a line of stitching securing said inner edges to each other, an uninterrupted annular fiap having one of its edges against the superimposed edges at the outer periphery of the tubular casing, a line of stitching securing together: