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Publication numberUS2318518 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 4, 1943
Filing dateJun 4, 1941
Priority dateJun 4, 1941
Publication numberUS 2318518 A, US 2318518A, US-A-2318518, US2318518 A, US2318518A
InventorsLouis Opperer
Original AssigneeLouis Opperer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lifting handle device for toilet seats and covers
US 2318518 A
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May 4, 1943- L. OPPERER 2,318,518

LIFTING HANDLE DEVICE FOR TOILET SEATS AND COVERS Filed June 4, 1941 IQJVENTOR BY/w? f. f vATTORNEY Patented May 4, 1943 UNETED STATES rarest ori-Ice LIFTING HANDLE DEVICE FOR TOILET SEATS AND COVERS Louis Opperer, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Application June 4, 1941, Serial No. 396,508

5 Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a lifting handle device for a water closet having a seat pivotally mounted at its rear and a cover for said seat also pivotally mounted at its rear.

Heretofore, it was necessary to manually touch the seat and cover for moving them upwards to their open positions.

This invention proposes a simple attachment which may be mounted on the cover` and which is provided with a movable handle operable for catching the seat or releasing the seat, as desired. With this arrangement it is no longer necessary to touch the seat or the cover during the opening and closing thereof.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and `accompanying drawing, and to the appended v claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of a seat and cover pro- The toilet seat and cover lifting handle device,

in accordance with this invention. is applied to a l water closet having a seat I5 pivotally mounted at its rear upon a pintle I6. This seat is pro-g l vided with the usual cover I1 which is also pivotally mounted at its rear on the pintle l5. The lifting handle device includes a bracket I8 which is attached by several fastening elements I9, such as screws, on and projecting from the cover i1. A handle 20 is movably mounted on a portion of the bracket I8. This handle is provided with a hook 2| for catching said seat I5 and indirectly connecting the seat I5 with the cover I1 so that these parts may be moved as a unit.

The bracket I8 includes a anged portion 2| through which the fastening elements l engage for attaching the bracket to the cover Il. The bracket I8 also includes a stem portion 22. The handle 2|! is slidably mounted on this stem portion. A ange 23 is formed on the stem 22 and limits inward motion of the handle 25J. The stem 22 has a reduced outer end portion 24. A nut 25 is xedly mounted on the outer end of the reduced portion 24. The handle 20 has a cavity 2liV- for accommodating the nut 25 so that the handle 2|) may slide outwards when desired.

Means is provided for urging the handle 2l! into one position in which the hook 2| normally engages the seat l5, or in another position in which the hook 2|v is normally disengaged from the seat I5. With this arrangement it is possible to manually move the handle 2li for engaging or disengaging the hook 2| and the seat, as desired. This means is characterized by an annular member 21 which is engaged over the reduced end 24 ofthe stem 22. Theannular member 2l has a pair of diametrically opposite projecting pins 28 which engage into bayonet slots 29 formed in the handle 2li. A spring 3 engages against one side of the annular member 21 and against the nut 25.. Another spring 3| engages against the otherfside of the annular member 21 and the shoulder of the stem 22 immediately adjacent the base of the reduced portion 24.

The springs 3|) and 3| are so designed that with the pins 28 in the'right hand ends of the bayonet slots 29, the spring 30 will be under compression while the spring 3| is loose. In this Iposition of the parts the spring 30 acts to urge the handle 2l! inwards so that the hook 2| normally engages the seat I5. In order to disengage the hook 2| from the seat I5 it is necessary that the handle 2U be manually movedvoutwards. When the pins 28 are disposed in the left hand ends of the bayonet slots 29 the spring 3| will be under compression, while the spring 3|) will be loose. The spring 3| then functions to urge the handle 20 outwards vand the parts assume the positions illustrated in Fig, 4. It is necessary that the handle 2|) be manually moved inwards to'connect the hook 2| with the seat I5.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. In a Water closet having a seat pivotally mounted at its rear end and a cover for said seat also pivotally mounted at its rear end, a bracket attached on and projecting from said cover, a handle movably mounted on said bracket and provided with a hook for catching said seat and indirectly connecting it with said cover, means for urging said handle into one position or another position for the reason described, comprising an annular member adjustably mounted within said handle, and springs on the opposite sides of said annular member and having their inner ends bearing against opposite sides of said annular member and their outer ends bearing against portions of said bracket.

2. In a water closet having a seat pivotally mounted at its rear end and aV cover for said seat also pivotally mounted at its rear end, a bracket attached to said cover and having a projecting stem, a tubular handle slidably mounted on said stem, a hook mounted on said handle and in the pushed in position of said handle said hook being engageable with said seat locking said seat and cover together as a unit, and means for holding said handle in a pushed in operative position or in a pulled out inoperative position in which said hook is free of said seat, comprising an annular member slidably mounted on an intermediate portion of said stem, a spring coaxially mounted on said stem on one side of said annular member and operating between said annular member and a stop on the inner end of said stem, a second spring coaxially mounted -on said stem on the other side of said annular member and operating between said annular member and a stop on the outer end of said stem, and means for holding said annular member in one position or the other for compressing one or the other of said springs to hold said handle in either its operative or its inoperative position.

3. In a water closet having a seat pivotally mounted at its rear end and a cover for said seat also pivotally mounted at its rear end, a bracket attached to said cover and having a projecting stem, a tubular handle slidably mounted on said stem, a hook mounted on said handle and in the pushed in position of said handle said hook being engageable with said seat locking said seat and cover together as a unit, and means for holding said handle in a pushed in operative position or in a pulled out inoperative position in which said hook is free of said seat, comprising an annular member slidably mounted on an intermediate portion of said stem, a spring coaxially mounted on said stern on one side of said annular member and operating between said annular member and a stop on the inner end of said stem, .a second spring coaxially mounted on said stem on the other side of said annular member and operating between said annular member and a stop on the outer end of said stem, and means for holding said annular member in one position or the other for compressing one or the other of said springs to hold said handle in either its operative or its inoperative position, said first mentioned stop, comprising an enlargement formed on the inner end of said stem.

4. In a Water closet having a seat pivotally mounted at its rear end and a cover for said seat also pivotally mounted at its rear end, a bracket attached to said cover and having a projecting stem, a tubular handle slidably mounted on said stem, a hook mounted on said handle and in the pushed in position of said handle said hook being engageable with said seat locking said seat and cover together as a unit, and means for holding said handle in a pushed in operative position or in a pulled out inoperative position in which said hook is free of said seat, comprising an annular member slidably mounted on an intermediate portion of said stem, a spring coaxially mounted on said stem on one side of said annular member and operating between said annular member and a stop on the inner end of said stem, a second spring coaxially mounted on said stem on the other side of said annular member and operating between said annular member and a stop on the outer end of said stem, and means for holding said annular member in one position or the other for compressing one or the other of said springs to hold said handle in either its operative or its inoperative position, said last mentioned stop, comprising a nut mounted on the outer end of said stem.

5. In a water closet having a seat pivotally mounted at its rear end and a cover for said seat also pivotally mounted at its rear end, a bracket attached to said cover and having a projecting stem, a tubular handle slidably mounted on said stem, a hook mounted on said handle and in the pushed in position of said handle said hook being engageable with said seat locking said seat and cover together as a unit, and means for holding said handle in a pushed in operative position or in a pulled out inoperative position in which said hook is free of said seat, comprising an annular member slidably mounted on an intermediate portion of said stem, a spring coaxially mounted on said stem on one side of said annular member and operating between said annular member and a stop on the inner end of said stem, a second spring coaXially mounted on said stem on the other side of said annular member and operating between said annular member and a stop on the outer end of said stem, and means for holding said annular member in one position or the other for compressing one or the other of said springs to hold said handle in either its operative or its inoperative position, said last mentioned means, comprising pins projecting from diametrically opposite sides of said annular member and engaging complementary bayonet slots formed in opposite sides of said handle.

l LOUIS OPPERER. p

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/246.1, 292/128
International ClassificationA47K13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47K13/105
European ClassificationA47K13/10H