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Publication numberUS2560199 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1951
Filing dateJan 27, 1950
Priority dateJan 27, 1950
Publication numberUS 2560199 A, US 2560199A, US-A-2560199, US2560199 A, US2560199A
InventorsTrichel Dick C, Trichel Edith E
Original AssigneeTrichel Dick C, Trichel Edith E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Specimen receptacle holder
US 2560199 A
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y 1951 v v E. E. TRICHEL ET AL 2,560,199


INVENTORS EDITH E TRICHEL a. DICK c. TRICHEL Patented July 10, 1 951 2,560,199 SPECIMEN RECEP'I'ACLE HOLDER Edith 'E. Trichel and Dick 0. Trichel, Pineville, La.

Application January 27, 1950, Serial No. 140,878

Our invention relates to a urine and feces specirnen receptacle holder for toilets.

A primary object of our invention is to provide a holder for a urine and feces specimen receptacle, the holder being mounted upon the toilet stool or bowl beneath the toilet seat.

A further object is to provide a holder of the above mentioned character for use by hospitals, clinics, doctors ofl'ices and the like.

A further object is to provide a urine and feces specimen attachment for toilets which is adjustable, highly simplified and compact in construction, strong and durable, sanitary and cheap to manufacture.

A still further object of the invention is to pro vide a device of the above mentioned character which will not interfere with the movement or positioning of the usual vertical swingable toilet seat.

Other objects and advantages of our invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary transverse vertical 9 section taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1,

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary transverse vertical section taken on line 44 of Figure 2, and

Figure 5 is a horizontal section taken on line 5--5 of Figure 4.

In the drawings, where for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of our invention, the numeral l designates a conventional toilet stool or bowl, including a flat horizontal top H, provided with an integral inwardly projecting horizontal oval-shaped flange I2 extending entirely about the marginal edge of the top of the bowl l0 and forming the usual large oval-shaped top opening l3.

The stool I0 is equipped with a conventional vertically swingable oval-shaped toilet seat l4, having a flat bottom face l provided with a pair of forward depending rubber bumpers or feet It which contact the top II when the toilet seat is lowered to the horizontal position, Figure 1. The rear end of the toilet seat 14 is hingedly connected as at I! in the usual manner to the usual 2 Claims. (01.4-)

bracket l8, rigidly secured to the top I I adjacent to the rear end of the stool 10. The seat I is maintained spaced slightly above the top H by the feet I6 and bracket l8, as shown, for forming a narrow horizontal passage or clearance space [9. This construction is all conventional and well known.

Our holder is removably mounted upon the top H of the bowl [0 beneath the seat l4, and comprises a pair of elongated transversely spaced thin strips or bars 20, preferably formed of steel, aluminum, or other suitable metal so that they will be substantially rigid. The strips or bars 20 are narrow and are disposed horizontally beneath the seat M, the bars being substantially thinner than the height of the opening or passage IS. The bars 20 extend for substantially the entire length of the top of the bowl l0, and have their forward and rear ends resting upon the top H as shown. The bars 20 completely span the ovalshaped opening 13 and extend longitudinally of the top of the toilet bowl.

Adjustable means are provided for connecting the bars 20 and positively positioning them upon the toilet bowl I0 so that they will not be accidentally displaced longitudinally or laterally. Such means comprises forward and rear longitudinally curved or arcuate bands or plates 21 and '22, disposed directly beneath the bars 20 and extending transversely between the same. The arcuate bands or plates 2| and'22 are provided at their opposite ends with vertically disposed fiat extensions 22, integral therewith, and. these extensions 22 engage beneath the bars 2|]- as shown. Secured to the tops of the extensions 22' and preferably formed integral therewith are horizontally disposed flat rectangular tabs or plates 23, having openings 24 which register with forward and rear pairs of elongated longitudinally extending slots 25, formed in the bars 20 adjacent to the bands 2! and 22. The bands 2| and 22 are adjustably secured to the bars 20 by means of screws 26, including rectangular shank portions 2! which engage the sides of the slots 25, Figure 5, to prevent the screws from turning. The screws 26 project below the tabs or plates 23 and have winged nuts 28 mounted thereon for clamping the tabs 23 tightly against the bottoms of the bars 20. The arcuate bands 2| and 22 extend transversely between the bars 20 and abut the forward and rear vertical edges of the oval-shaped opening l3. With the bands 2| and 22 thus contacting the edges of the ovalshaped opening l3, and the winged nuts 28 tightened, the bars 20 are secured together with which engages upon thetops of the bars 20 for suspending the receptacle 29 between the bars. The flange 39 of the receptacle 29 is thin, and is preferably arranged slightly below the fiat bot tom surface of the toilet seat. The-arrangement is such that the receptacle 29 may slide longitudinally between the bars so that it may be arranged in the desired position for receiving the urine or feces specimen. Theree ceptacle may be provided with a handle3l so that it may be conveniently lifted from between the bars 29 and removed when the specimen has been received.

Itwill be noted that the elongated slots provide longitudinal adjustability for the bands 3! and 22 so that the receptacle holder may be adapted to diiferent sizes and shapes of toilet stools having different sizes of top openings [3.

t should be noted that the holder in no way interferes with the normal use or movement of the toilet seat E4, and there are no rough or sharp projections extending above the tops of the bars 29. Once the bands 2| and 22 have been properly adjusted for a given toilet stool E9, the holder may be applied to and be removed from the toilet-stool as a unit.

- While we have shown the screws 26 and associated elements for connecting the bars 20 and bands 2| and 22, we do not wish to limit ourselves to this precise means of connecting these elements, and the same may be connected by any other suitable means, such as by riveting, welding or the like. We also contemplate casting or molding the bars 20 and bands '2! and 22 as a unit from metal, plastics material, or the like.

. It is to be understood that the form of our invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in shape, size and arrangement of parts ma be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described our invention, we claim: 1. A urine and feces specimen receptacle holder for a toilet stool including a substantially flat top having an opening and a toilet seat mounted upon the substantially flat top and spaced a slight distance above the same, said holder comprising a pair of longitudinally extending elongated thin bars mounted upon the substantially fiat top and spanning the opening, said bars being transversely spaced apart, forward and rear transversely extending arcuate bands disposed adjacent to the bottom of the bars and projecting below the bars and engaging the opposite ends of the opening, and mechanical means connecting said bands and bars together as a unit which may be applied to and removedfrom the toilet stool.

2. A urine or specimen attachment for toilet bowls having a top provided with an opening and a toilet seat mounted upon the top and spaced above thesame, said attachment comprising a pair of elongated transversely spaced substantially parallel thin bars mounted upon the top beneath the bottom of the toilet seat and spanningthe opening,'the bars. being provided near their forward and'rear ends with transversely aligned pairs of elongated longitudinally extending slots, transversely extending arcuate bands arranged adjacent to the bottoms of the bars and projecting below the bars and into the opening, the bands engaging'the forward and rear edges of the opening for positively positioning the bars upon the top of the toilet stooLthe bands including horizontally disposed apertured tabs engaging the bottoms of the'bars adjacent to the slots of the bars, screw means mounted within the slots of the bars and apertures of the tabs for adjustably securing the bands and bars together as a unit, and a urine specimen receptacle disposed between the bars and including a top horizontal annular flange engaging upon the tops of the bars for suspendin the receptacle therefrom, the receptacle being longitudinally slidable between the bars;


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U.S. Classification4/144.1, 4/483
International ClassificationA61B10/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61B10/0038, A61B10/007
European ClassificationA61B10/00F, A61B10/00L8