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Publication numberUS2551882 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1951
Filing dateNov 17, 1948
Priority dateNov 17, 1948
Publication numberUS 2551882 A, US 2551882A, US-A-2551882, US2551882 A, US2551882A
InventorsHartman Leo L
Original AssigneeFleming Parrott
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attachment for applying disinfectant to toilet seats
US 2551882 A
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May g 1951 L. L. HARTMAN 2551,832

ATTACHMENT FOR APPLYING DIsINF'EcTANT 'ro TOILET sEATs FiledNov. 17, 1948 2 sheets-sheet 1 1 `|l Hw- 'lol |-|v 1 II I ill 1 A 70/ 66 Inventor Leo L, Hartman W W z Attomeys L. L. HARTMAN Maya 1951 ATTACHMENT FOR APPLYING DISINFECTANT T0 TOILET SEATS Filed Nov. 17, 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 illl' Inventor Lea L. Hartman Patented May 8, 1 951 ATTACHMENT FOR APPLYING DISIN- FECTANT TO TOILET SEATS Leo L. Hartman, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, assignor of ten .per cent to Fleming Parrott, Madsen, Ontario, Canada Application November 17, 1948, Serial No. 60,463

3 Claims.

This invention relates to novel and useful improvements in attachments for toilet bowls.

An object of this invention is to hinge a seat 'to a toilet bowl or the like for pivotal movement in two intersecting planes, the seat being useful on both surfaces thereof, and to supply disinfectant and/or deodorizing material to the side of the toilet seat which is not being used for a single operation.

Another objectof this invention is to maintain the toilet seat above the disinfectant by a resilient device, whereby it is pressed against the pad maintainng disinfectant, when a force is applied thereto, and is returned to out-of-contact relation with the pad when the seat is inoperative.

Another purpose of this invention is to prevent seepage over the side of the tank by means of upstanding edges of the recess in the top of the tank which accommodates the resilient pad.

Other objects and features of novelty will become apparent to those skilled in the art, in following the description of the preferred form of the invention, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a frontal view of the preferred form of the invention, showing the same in the preferred environment;

Figure 2 is an elevational side view of a device similar to the one shown in Figure 1, portions being broken away in section to illustrate detail of construction;

Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the device shown in Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a plan view of the preferred form of the invention, portions being broken away to illustrate details of construction;

Figure 5 is an elevational view of the hinge utilized in conjunction with and forming a part of the invention;

Figure 6 is a perspective view of a portion of a hinge illustrated in Figure 5;

Figure 7 is a sectional View showing a modified form of clamp which may be used in conjunction with the invention; and,

Figure 8 is a sectional view illustrating the detail of the tank, pad and cleat construction.

One of the intents of the present invention is to arrive at a device for performing the function set forth above and set forth hereinafter by an extremely simplified device.

The present invention contemplates the use of a tank having a recess |2 at the top thereof with upstanding outer edges |4 and on the tank. In the event th-at it is desired to utilize the present device in association with especially provided toilet bowls, this may be done by obviating the tank 10 and specially forming the upper surface of the conductor |6 with the recess in the top thereof. For adaptation with existing structures however, the tank |0 is necessary.

A hinge which includes a base 20 adapted to be secured to a wall or a portion of the bowl 22 is supplied with upstanding fianges 24 and 26 respectively. These fianges have a roller 28 mounted therein for rotation. Secured to the reduced ends 30 and 32 respectively of the roller and through suitable openings (unnumbered) therein is a yoke 34, having .a bearing 36 substantially in the center thereof. Mounted for rotation in the bearing 36 is a stud 38 which terminates Vin an aperture 40 supplied substantially centrally in the roller 28 and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis thereof. A lubricating passage 42 is also supplied in the roller, as is in the bearing 36.

A bracket 44 is attached to 'the opposite end of the stud 38 and is anchored to a suitable countersunk plate 46 which is maintained in place through the medium of a bank of studs generallir indicated at 48, which |are sunk in a seat 50. The ends of the bracket 44 are turned inwardly penetrating the material of the seat.

The said seat 50 through the medium of the hinge structure is capable of pivotal movement in two intersecting planes, the longitudinal axis of the roller 28 acting as one major axis and the longitudinal axis of the stud 38 acting as the second major axis.

As is apparent from inspection of Figure 3, the said seat 50 is contoured on each surface thereof for selective use. In the operation of the invention, the seat may either be maintained in the down position at all times or may be raised after the use thereof as desired. The preferable mode of operation is to maintain the seat in the down position at all'times. Then, when an individual desires to utilize the device, he simply lifts the seat by means of the finger grip member 52 which is firmly attached at the forward end thereof, then rotates it about the stud 38 and deposits it on the slidably mounted rod 54. Then the toilet seat is utilized in the conventional manner.

The said rod 54 maintains the seat 50 elevated slightly from a resilient pad or disinfectant communicating means 56. Upon application of a force to the seat 50, the spring or other suitable resilient biasing means 58 is compressed thereby allowing the seat 50 to firmly engage the pad 56. The compression of the spring is then permitted to raise the seat 50 slightly after the use of the seat thereby rendering it usable for the next operation. In order to support the spring 58 and the slidable rod 54, a small housing 6|] may be formed integral with the tank 10 or if desired, rigidly secured thereto. This housing has a bore (unnumbered) therein accommodating the rod for sliding movement and seating the spring 58.

Cleats 64 are secured to the periphery of the seat 50 and engage the outer, top rolled edge M of the tank to insure the proper limit of pivotal travel of the seat with respect to the resilient pad.

In order to fix the tank I to a toilet bowl, a plurality of brackets 66 may be supplied. These brackets may be secured to the inside or outside of the toilet bowl as desired. For this alternate construction attention is directed to Figures 3 and 7 respectively.

Set screws 68 are disposed in the brackets 66 and jaw members 'IO are secured to each set screw. Since the vast majority of toilet bowls have similar upper edges, the jaw members 10 may be specifically contoured to suit the majority thereof. Variations as to Shape may be taken into consideration by simply changing the Shape of the jaws 19.

While there has been described and illustrated but preferred forms and uses of the present invention, it is apparent that variations may be made Without departing from the spirit thereof. Accordingly, limitation is sought only in accordance With the scope of the following claims.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A seat attachment for use with a bowl comprising a seat, a hinge mounting said seat for pivotal movement about axes in two planes, a storage tank for disinfectant, adjustable clamps fixed to said tank for mounting said tank on a toilet bowl, and means communicating with said 4 tank for conducting disinfectant to a surface of said seat, and resilient means secured to the front of said tank for retaining said seat elevated above said disinfectant communicating means until a force is applied to said seat.

2. A seat attachment for use with a bowl comprising a seat, a hinge mounting said seat for pivotal movement about axes in two planes, a storage tank for disinfectant, adjustable clamps fixed to said tank for mounting said tank on a toilet bowl, and means communicating with said tank for conducting disinfectant to a surface of said seat in confronting relation with said tank, resilient means secured to the front of said tank for retaining said seat elevated above said disinfectant communicating means until a force is applied to said seat and comprising a reciprocatively mounted rod, and a spring reacting on said rod and said tank.

3. The combination of claim 1 and said disinfectant conducting means including a resilient pad disposed in said tank, and said tank having a fiange projecting Within said pad to hold the pad within said tank.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 713,977 Gallagher Nov. 18, 1902 1,050,283 Mayo Jan. 14, 1913 1,122,264 Douglas Dec. 29, 1914 1,165,986 Mayo et al. Dec. 28, 1915 1,207,188 McLean Dec. 5, 1916 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 235,682 Germany Feb. 16, 1910

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US2598577 *Apr 5, 1949May 27, 1952Mattison Norman DSanitary accessory for toilet bowls
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U.S. Classification4/233
International ClassificationA47K13/30, A47K13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47K13/302
European ClassificationA47K13/30C