US 2791780 A
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May 14, 1957 B. E. KRISCHER URINAL TRAINING DEVICE FOR LITTLE BOYS Filed June 7, 1954 BENTON ELL/s KR/SCHER,
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United States Patent URINAL TRAINING DEVICE FOR LITTLE BOYS Benton Ellis Krischer, Los Angeles, Calif.
Application June 7, 1954, Serial No. 434,721
2 Claims. (Cl. 4-1) The present invention relates to a device for training small boys in the use of the conventional adult toilet facility, and relates in particular to the use of a shield with a guide opening in conjunction with a toilet seat.
The objects and purposes of the invention will be apparent from the following description given with reference to the drawing wherein:
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing one form of the invention mounted on a toilet bowl;
Figure 2 is a plan view showing one form of the shield and toilet seat of the invention; and
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on line 33 of Figure 2.
Broadly stated, the invention comprises a generally frustoconical wall the lower portion 11 of which is adapted to fit within the inner perimeter 12 of the toilet seat 13.
An opening 14 is cut or formed through the front portion of the wall 10 as shown in Figure 1.
The opening 14 is elongated and of sufii cient width so that a small boy can conveniently direct a stream of urine therethrough. The stream of urine issuing from a small boy is directed almost parallel with the top of the toilet seat so that it ordinarily overshoots the seat instead of entering the bowl 16. The wall 10 acts as a shield against the back position 17 of which the stream of urine strikes and is deflected downward into the bowl 16.
The frustoconical wall 10 preferably is fitted with a cover 18 to guard against the possibility of the stream of urine overshooting the top of wall 10 or being deflected upwardly over said wall. Cover 18 may be positioned somewhat below the top edge 19 of wall 10 and preferably is provided with apertures 21around the edge of cover 18 adjacent the inner surface of wall 10.
The bottom surface of cover 18 and the inside surface of wall 10 can conveniently be washed down into bowl 16 by simply pouring a quantity of water onto the top of cover 18. The water spreads out over cover 18, streams downward through apertures 21 and along the inside of wall 10 beyond seat 13 and into bowl 16.
Periodically, if desired, the entire shield can be placed into a pail with the cover 18 toward the bottom of the pail, and can be washed with a detergent solution and treated with a deodorant or disinfectant, or both.
The complete shield with wall 10 and cover 18 may be 2,791,780 Patented May 14, 1957 viewed as an inverted pail in which the lip, or lower portion 11, is formed to fit snugly within the inner perimeter 12 of the toilet seat 13 and to project somewhat below the lower surface of the toilet seat, as shown in Figure 3. In thus projecting beyond the bottom level of the toilet seat, the danger of urine or rinse water seepage along the bottom of the seat and along the outside of bowl 16 is prevented.
A shoulder 22 (Figure 3) preferably is formed on the lower portion of wall 10, having a curvature to conform with that of the inner upper surface of the seat 13. This structure lends stability to the shield and facilitates mounting and fitting the shield on the seat over the opening. A child soon learns to fit the shield into the seat Without assistance.
The frustoconical shield or inverted pail of the invention can be made of any number of readily available, waterproof materials such as paper impregnated with wax, resins or oils, various plastic material or metals.
The method of fabricating the shield will depend on the material chosen. If made of water-proofed paper or sheet metal, the wall 10 and the cover 18 may be pre-cut and shaped and then fitted together wtih adhesive or solder. When using plastic materials, the same procedure may be used or the facility may be molded in a single unit.
The toilet seat and the shield may be made of the same or similar materials and may be made to fit one another perfectly. It will be observed that the shield described above will fit the toilet seats commonly in use, including those in which a front section of the seat is cut away.
It is to be understood that the foregoing description of the invention is explanatory thereof and various changes in the shape and details of the illustrated construction may be made, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is:
1. A urinal training device comprising a generally frustoconioal wall, an adapter portion on the lower edge of said wall for snugly fitting the same into a toilet seat opening, the side of said wall being provided with a vertically elongated opening extending upward from the top of the toilet seat opening, a generally circular cover fitted within the wall adjacent the upper edge thereof, said cover being provided with circumferential apertures adjacent the inner surface of said wall.
2. A urinal training device comprising in combination a toilet seat and an inverted frusto'conioal pail, the lip of the pail being adapted to fit within the inner edge of the seat, the bottom of the pail being provided with circun1- ferential apertures and the side of the pail being provided with a vertically elongated opening extending upward from above the front of the seat.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 319,892 Du Bois June 9,1885 2,583,718 Walls Jan. 29, 1952 2,664,573 Taylor Jan. 5, 1954