|Publication number||US2434889 A|
|Publication date||Jan 20, 1948|
|Filing date||Jun 20, 1944|
|Priority date||Jun 20, 1944|
|Publication number||US 2434889 A, US 2434889A, US-A-2434889, US2434889 A, US2434889A|
|Inventors||Sacia Roger R|
|Original Assignee||Sacia Roger R|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (6), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Jan. 20, 1948.
R. R. SACIA TOILET SEAT ACCESSORY Filed June 20, 1944 M IVA? 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR. wax/z Q's/10M ATTOKIVEK Jan. 20, 1948-. R, R, SAGA 2,434,889
TOILET SEAT ACCESSORY Fi'led Jun 20, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Jan. 20, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TOILET SEAT ACCESSORY Roger R. Sacia, West Bend, Wis.
pplication June 20, 1944, Serial No. 541,139
6 Claims. 1
My invention relates to toilet seats, and more particularly, to a toilet seat accessory acting as a combination cover and an auxiliary juvenile seat.
The object of my invention is to provide a juvenile toilet seat that is readily accessible, yet completely compact and employed as a cover for a conventional seat when the juvenile seat is not in use.
A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the character described, that provides a combination of a backrest, armrests, f-ootrest and a small aperture for juvenile use, all arranged in a manner to fold into a compact unit replacing the conventional cover for a conventional toilet seat.
Still another object of my invention is to so arrange the various features and construct them in a manner, that the entire device automatically adjusts itself to its useful position by a simple operation that may be accomplished with one hand.
Still another object of my invention is to construct the device so that it may sell at a reasonable price, thus making it accessible for the average family.
It is obvious that many devices have been placed on the market to perform the functions for which my device is intended, but my device provides a plurality of features, not heretofore presented in the prior art, and constitutes a compact part of the conventional toilet seat, eliminating its removal or replacement in use.
Other and further objects of my invention will become more apparent as the description proceeds when taken in conjunction with the drawings, in which:
Figure '1 is a perspective view of the device as attached to a standard or conventional toilet seat and shown in a closed position.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the device attached to a seat shown in phantom in an open position.
Figure 3 is a view of the device, partly open, showing the lower half of the device, which acts as a juvenile seat, and the upper half, which is to act as a backrest, partly raised.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary cross section of the hinge portion of the seat and backrest forming the major parts of the device.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the device, showing the backrest raised at right angle to the cover.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary cross sectional view of the support arrangement for the backrest, and
, aperture on the conventional seat H! for juvenile use, and a backrest it having a recess H on its lower face. This backrest is hingedly supported to a portion it which is heavier than the auxiliary seat It and integrally constructed therewith. The hinge l9 supports the backrest it to the portion It, and when the backrest it and the auxiliary seat M are in a closed position, they act as a cover for the toilet seat It.
On the inner face of the backrest I 6, and extending outward therefrom, is a plate 2i! centrally disposed within the recess l1 and registering with the aperture l5 in the auxiliary seat It, when in a closed position.
Immediately forward from the aperture [5 and on both sides thereof, are upwardly extending angularly disposed hinge members 2i arranged to support a pivotally mounted footrest 22. This footrest 22 is attached to and supported by members 23, which permit the footrest 22 to be extended outward, as shown in Figure 7, from a position as shown in Figure 5.
The backrest I6 is held in a vertical position at right angle to the auxiliary seat It, by means .of a support member 24, hingedly attached to the rearward face of the auxiliary seat M, by means of angularly disposed hinged members 25. This support member 24 engages a slot 26 behind the face of the plate 2!], and within this slot 26, there is a resilient spring member 21, which is employed to urge the horizontal part of the support member 24 toward a stop member 28, attached to the inner face of the recess H of the backrest it. This arrangement is shown in Figure 6, and when the backrest I6 is to be lowered for contact with the face of the auxiliary seat l4, it is merely necessary to pull the member 24 forward against the tension of the resilient spring member 21, thereby disengaging the member 24 from the stop member 28, and allowing it to slide upward in the slot 26.
Fastened to the backrest I6, at its lower end, is an auxiliary hinge 29, and a U-shaped arm support member 30 is attached to this auxiliary hinge shown, to the hinge members 2| supporting the footrests 22 for additional support if desired.
In operation, the entire assembly I! replaces g and takes up the space that a conventional cover for the toilet seat It! would employ, and is supported by the same hinges that would support a conventional toilet seat cover.
However, withthis device, it is possible to leave the auxiliary seat l4 rest on the face of the toilet seat l0 and raise the cover I6, which is a backrest for the assembly to a vertical position, as shown in Figures 5 and 7. At this point, the support member 24 slides downward in the slot 26 past the stop member 28, and engaging this member by means of the resilient spring member 21, forcing it into contact with the stop member 28. This will support the backrest I6 vertically and at right angle to the auxiliary seat It. The footrest 22 may be disengaged from the hinges 2|, leaving a definite juvenile seat for a child not large enough for a conventional toilet seat, but too large for the use of the arm rests.
The entire armrest assembly constituting the rests 3| and the hinge members 30 and 33 is nested into the recess ll of the backrest |6. These armrests 3| may be brought into a horizontal position, as shown in Figure 7, and be rigidly supported by the members 30 and 33, supported by the auxiliary spring 21 and the plate respectively. By pulling the support member 24 slightly forward against the spring member in the slot 28, it is brought out of engagement with the stop 28, allowing the support member 24 to slide upward into the slot 26, thereby bringing the armrests 3| back into their rested position within the recess i1, and when the foctrest 22, hinged at 2|, is placed into a position, as shown in Figure 5, the backrest can be brought down into contact with the auxiliary seat Hi, the plate 2|] engaging the aperture I5 of the seat It, and the entire unit again represents acompact cover as shown in Figures 1 and 2.
It is also possible, as stated before, to add an additional link member to the front end of the armrest 3| and fasten it to the hinges 2| for further support of the armrests 3|. This link member, not shown, would definitely restand set into the recess I! of the backrest Hi, and would be a means of additional support for the armrests 3|.
While I have herein shown a specific construction of my device, showing in detail the vari- .ous features and parts constituting the device, I know that many changes in the design and configuration of the device may be made without affecting the spirit of my invention, and I reserve the right to make such changes if needed or desired, and still stay within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire by Letters Patent of the United States is:
l. A device of the character described in combination with a toilet seat. said device act g as a cover for said seat and comprises an auxiliary seat, a backrest for said auxiliary seat, said backrest hingedly attached to said auxiliary seat, said backrest provided with a recess portion, a plate extending outward from said recessed portion within the said bracket, a supporting member hingedly attached to said seat and engaging said plate for retaining said backrest at right angle to said auxiliary seat when in an .open position, a pair of armrests, said armrests hingedly supported at two points to said backrest and said arm rests and supporting member arranged to engage the recessed portion of said back rest when in a closed position.
'2. A toilet seat cover provided with a juvenile seat hingedly attached to a toilet seat, said juvenile seat consisting of anauxiliary seat havingabackrest hingedly attached thereto. an aperture in said auxiliary seat, said aperture being of a smaller diameter than the aperture in said toilet seat, arecess disposed within the inner face of said backrest, a plate centrally disposed in said backrest and extending outward from said recess, said plate arranged to register with the aperture in said auxiliary seat when in a closed position, a support member, said member hingedly attached to said auxiliary seat and arranged to support said backrest in a vertical position at right angle to said auxiliary seat by means of sliding contact with said plate, a pair of armrests, a plurality of supports for said armrests, said supports hingedly attached to said backrest and pivotally supporting said armrests at their forward and rearward ends, and both of said arm rests and support member arranged to engage the recess when in a closed position.
3. A device of the character described comprising in combination a juvenile seat and cover assembly hingedly attached to a toilet seat, said seat and cover assembly consisting of a backrest, an auxiliary seat, said backrest hingedly attached to said auxiliary seat, an aperture in said auxiliary seat, said aperture of a smaller diameter than the aperture in said toilet seat, said backrest provided with a recess portion, an outwardly extending plate centrally disposed Within said recess. said plate of a contour similar to the aperture in said auxiliary seat and registering therewith, a slot disposed in the back of said plate between a portion of said plate and the face of said backrest, a support member for retaining said backrest in a vertical position at right angle to said auxiliary seat, said support member hingedly attached to the face of said auxiliary seat and engaging said plate, a pair of armrests, said armrests provided with attaching members engaging the front and rear ends of said armrests, said attaching members hingedly supported by said backrest.
4. A device as described in claim 3, in which the slot in said plate is provided with a resilient member and a stop member for retaining a said support member at a, pre-determined position against said top member.
5. A device of the character described comprising a juvenile toilet seat and cover in combination with a regular toilet seat, said juvenile seat and cover assembly hingedly attached to said toilet seat, said juvenile toilet seat assembly comprising an auxiliary seat and a backrest, said backrest hingedly attached to said auxiliary seat, an aperture within said auxiliary seat, said aperture of a diameter smaller than the aperture in said toilet seat, a recessed portion on the face of said backrest, a plate of a contour corresponding with the aperture in said auxiliary seat attached to and extending outward from the central portion of said recess on said backrest, said plate provided with a slot extending part way thereof between said plate and backrest, a support member hingedly attached to said auxiliary seat, said support member extending to said slot in said plate for supporting said backrest in vertical position at right angle to said auxiliary seat, a pair of armrests attached to said back rest and normally nested within said recess in said backrest, a support hingedly attached to said backrest engaging the front position of both of said armrests, an auxiliary support hingedly attached to said plate on said backrest for supporting the rearward end of said armrests, both of said armrests supports nested within the recess in said backrest when in a vertical position and extending outward when said armrests are in use.
6. A device of the character described comprising a cover unit in combination with a toilet seat, said cover unit comprising an auxiliary seat, a backrest for said auxiliary seat, said backrest hingedly attached to said auxiliary seat, an aperture in said auxiliary seat, said aperture being of a smaller diameter than the aperture in said toilet seat, a recess disposed within the inner face zontal auxiliary seat, a pair of armrests, a plurality of supports for said armrests, said supports hingedly attached to said backrest for the support of the forward and rearward end of said arm rests.
ROGER R. SACIA.
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|U.S. Classification||4/235, D23/311|
|International Classification||A47K13/06, A47K13/00|