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Publication numberUS2544792 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 13, 1951
Filing dateMar 7, 1949
Priority dateMar 7, 1949
Publication numberUS 2544792 A, US 2544792A, US-A-2544792, US2544792 A, US2544792A
InventorsJack Paul E
Original AssigneeJack Paul E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Child's toilet seat
US 2544792 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

March 13, 1951 P. E. JACK CHILDS TOILET SEAT 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 7, 1949 JNVEN TOR. PAUL E JZ'CK ATTORNEY INVENTOR.

ATTORNEY 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 P E JACK CHILDS TOILET SEAT I H HHH March 13, 1951 Filed March 7, 1949 Patented Mar. 13, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Paul E. Jack, Englewood, Colo. Application March 7, 1949, Serial No. 79,970

Claims.

This invention relates to a, childs toilet seat, I

and has for its principal object the provision of a childs toilet seat structure which will fold completely into the lid of a conventional toilet seat without increasing the size or thickness of the conventional lid.

Another object of the invention is to so construct the device that, when the conventional seat is desired for use, it is only necessary to lift the lid in the usual way, without interference from the childs seat structure, and, when it is desired to use the childs seat, it is only necessary to lift a portion of the lid to bring a complete childs seat, with arm rests, into position for use.

A further object of the invention is to so construct the device that the existence of the childs seat structure will not be apparent to the casual toilet user, and to provide a childs seat structure which can be entirely covered by the usual ornamental fabric toilet lid cover when not in use.

Other objects and advantages reside. in the detail construction of the invention, which is designed for simplicity, economy, and efficiency. These will become more apparent from the following description.

In the following detailed description of the invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawing which forms a part hereof. Like nudrawing and throughout the description.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of the improved childs toilet seat;

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section therethrough, 35

taken on the line 2--2, Fig. 1;

The forward extremity of the childs lid l6 conforms in shape to the contour of the childs seat l3. The rear extremity straight so as to provide alignment with the hinge l5. The lid I6 is surrounded on its two sides and rear by means of a U-shaped member ll, the sides of which'also conform in shape to the shape of the seat l3 and extend forwardly on each side of the lid I6 to form two integral arm rests It. The U-shaped member I! is mounted upon a second set of hinge lugs 19, formed along the back of the seat l3, by'means of .a hinge pin 21.

' The total thickness of the'childs lid l6 and the U'-shaped member l8, plus the thickness of the childs seat 13, is equal to the thickness of the usual toilet seat'lid which is replaced by the present invention. i

The lid I6 is provided with two outwardly extending pins which ride in grooves 2Iin Fig. 3 is a plan view, illustrating the improved seat in the open position;

Fig. 4 is a side view of the open childs seat;

Fig. 5 is a detail, enlarged section, taken on the line 5-5, Fig. 1; and

Fig. 6 is a similar detail section, taken on the line 66, Fig. 3.

In the drawing, a conventional toilet bowl is indicated at H], with its'standard seat at ll mounted on the usual seat hinge l2.

The improved childs seat consists of a childs seat l3 having a shape and contour corresponding to that of the usual toilet seat lid and adapted to be mounted on the hinge l2 in the place of and similarly to the standard lid. The childs seat is provided with a hole M of childrens size, and is formed with hinge lugs l5 rearwardly of the hole [4 to which a childs lid 1 6 is hinged by means of a hinge pin 26, r

about its hinge' pin 26, the 'pinsZU wi l travel along the grooves 2| and act to raise the arm rests l8 until the lid rests against the rear porshaped member ll atla slight rearward incline to provide a convenient and comfortable back merals refer to like parts in all views of the 30 rest for the child. M

A splash plate 22 is mounted upon a hinge pin 23 below the front of the hole l4. The splash plate has an upwardly extending, relatively thin' portion 24 which, when the seat is folded, rests in a conforming depression 25 in the seat l3. The lower portion of the splash plate is relatively thick so asto provide weight which will automatically swing the entire splash plate downwardly and forwardly, as shown in Fig. 4, when the lid [6 is lifted therefrom.

It can be seen from the above that if it is desired to use the regular seat I I, it is only necessary to lift the childs seat I3, causing the entire childs seat structure to rise as a convenventional seat ll be lifted when the childs seat is in the open position, no harm will result, since the childs seat l3 will simply fold back against and receive the childs lid l6.

It is preferred to reinforce the grooves 2|,

especially when formed from plastic, by placing is preferably a metal insert 28 in the plastic to form the outline of the groove 2|.

While a specific form of the improvement has been described and illustrated herein, it is to be understood that the same maybe varied, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed and desired secured by Letters Patent is:

l. A toilet seat for children comprising: a seat having a toilet opening; a relatively flat, U- shaped member resting upon and extending across the back and forming arms along the two sides of said seat; a hinge securing the. rear extremities of said seat and said U-shaped member together; a lid hinged upon said seat forwardly of said hinge and rearwardly of said toilet opening, said lid adapted to lie upon said seat between said arms and forming, in combination with said U-shaped member, a complete cover for said seat conforming in shape thereto and meam for causing said U-shaped member to swing upwardly to form arm rests when said lid is swung upwardly to form a backrest.

2'. A toilet seat for children comprising: a seat having a toilet opening; a relatively flat,. U-shaped member resting upon and extending across the back and forming arms along the two sides of said seat; a hinge securing the rear extremities of said seat and said. U-shaped member together; a lid hinged upon said seat forwardly of said hinge and rearwardly of said toilet opening, said lid adapted to lie upon said seat between said arms and forming, in combination with said U-shaped member, a complete cover for said. seat conforming in shape thereto; pins projecting oppositely outward from said lid adjacent the hinged rear extremity thereof; and means on said U-shaped member slidably receiving said pins so as to cause the arms: of said U-shaped member to swing upwardly to form arm rests when said lid is swung upwardly to form a seat.

3. A toilet seat for children comprising: a seat having a toilet opening; a relatively flat, U-shaped member resting upon and extending across the back and forming arms along the two sides of said seat; a hinge securing the rearextremities of said seat and said U-shaped member together; a lid hinged upon said seat-forwardly of said hinge and rearwardly of said toilet opening, said lid adapted to lie upon said seat between said arms and forming, in combination with said U-shaped member, a complete cover for said seat conforming in shape thereto; pins projecting oppositely outward from said lid adjacent the hinged rear extremity thereof; and means on said U-shaped member slidably receiving said pins so as to cause the arms of said U-shaped member to swing upwardly to form arm rests when said lid is swung upwardly to form a seat, said U-shaped member contacting the back of said lid when the latter is in the backrest position to form a brace therefor.

4. The combination, with a standard toilet seat and its hinge, of a childs seat mounted on said hinge and extending forwardly over said standard seat; a second hinge at the rear of said childs seat; a relatively flat, brace member mounted on said second hinge and extending forwardly over said childs seat; arm rests extending. forwardly from said brace member along each side of said childs seat; a third hinge on said childs seat positioned forwardly of said second hinge; a lid hinged on said third hinge and extending forwardly over said childs seat between said arm rests and forming, in combination with said brace member and said arm rests, a complete cover for said childs seat; and projections extending oppositely outward from said lid and slidably engaging in said arm rests so that the latter will be elevated when said lid is swung upwardly about its hinge.

5. A toilet seat for children comprising: a seat having a toilet opening; a relatively flat, U-shaped member resting upon and extending across the back and forming arms along the two sides of said seat; a hinge securing the rear extremities of said seat and said U-shaped member together; a lid hinged upon said seat forwardly of said hinge and rearwardly of said toilet opening, said lid adapted to lie upon said seat. between said arms and forming, in combination with said u-shaped member, a complete cover for said seat conforming in shape thereto; means for causing said U-shaped member to swing upwardly to form arm rests when said lid is swung upwardly to form a backrest; and a splash plate hinged upon said seat at the forward edge of the opening therein, said plate extending above and below said seat, the part extending below being heavier than the part extending above, and there being a depression in said seat in which the part extending above is held by the weight of said lid when the latter is closed.

' PAUL E- JACK.

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US2719305 *Oct 6, 1952Oct 4, 1955Hue Paul D LaPortable juvenile commodes
US3205510 *Feb 14, 1963Sep 14, 1965Levine MorrisToilet seat cover
US3601822 *Jul 7, 1969Aug 31, 1971Weiss SolCombination toilet seat and cover
US4516279 *Nov 15, 1983May 14, 1985Block Richard MUniversal child's toilet trainer
US5608921 *Sep 11, 1995Mar 11, 1997Barrett; Larry J.Child's toilet seat assembly for use with an adult-sized toilet
US6701539 *Sep 30, 2002Mar 9, 2004Sherman David HoganMulti-use toilet seat assembly
Classifications
U.S. Classification4/239
International ClassificationA47K13/06, A47K13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47K13/06
European ClassificationA47K13/06