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Publication numberUS2864094 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1958
Filing dateMay 17, 1957
Priority dateMay 17, 1957
Publication numberUS 2864094 A, US 2864094A, US-A-2864094, US2864094 A, US2864094A
InventorsWilliams Jr Clarence B
Original AssigneeWilliams Jr Clarence B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Colostomy toilet
US 2864094 A
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Dec; 16, 1958 B, WILLI MS, JR 2,864,094

COLOSTOMY TOILET Filed May 17,, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 PIG-.5

ATTOQMEYS United States Patent ()fifice 2,864,094 Patented Dec. 16, 1958 COLOSTOMY TOILET Clarence B. Williams, Jr., Tallahassee, Fla. Application May 17, 1957, Serial No. 659,804

3 Claims. (Cl. 4-1) The present invention relates to a colostomy toilet.

An object of the present invention is to'provide a colostomy toilet which lends itself to quick and easy attachment to and detachment from. a supporting surface, such as a wall.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a colostomy toilet which lends itself to thorough and efiicient flushing after use. p

A further object of the present invention is to provide a colostomy toilet which is light in weight, one sturdy in construction and of simple structure, one which may be economically manufactured and assembled, and one which is highly effective in action.

These and other objects and advantages will be fully apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the annexed drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is an elevational view of the colostomy toilet according to the present invention, shown in a position for use with the drain conduit inserted in the open top of a conventional toilet, I

Figure 2 is an isometric view of the toilet, a portion of the drain conduit being broken away,

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2,

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3, and

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 3.

Referring in greater detail to the drawings in which like numerals indicate like parts throughout the several views, the colostomy toilet, according to the present invention, comprises a receptacle designated generally by the reference numeral and having a bottom 12, a front wall 14 and a back wall 16 spaced from the front wall 14, the front wall 14 and the back wall 16 rising from the opposed end edges of the bottom 12. Side walls 18 and 20 are carried on the other opposed-edges of the bottom 12 and connect the complemental ends of the front wall 14 and back wall 16 together.

A horizontally disposed nipple 22 is carried by the front wall 14 and has one end extending through the front wall 14 and in communication with the interior of the receptacle 10. An arcuately curved flange (Figure 4), is carried by the other end of the nipple 22 and is adapted to abuttingly engage the portion of the abdomen of the user surrounding a colostomy, the flange being designated by the reference numeral 24.

The side walls 18 and 20 each has a cut-away upper end portion, designated generally by the reference- :.-secured to the wall 52,

for the insertion therethrough and withdrawal therefrom of the hands of the user.

A conduit 30 having spaced apertures 32 is positioned fully within the receptacle 10 and has both of its ends closed. The conduit 30 has a first portion adjacent one closed end extending along the inner face of the portions of the side walls 18 and 20 below the opening provided by the cut-away portion 26 and along the inner face of the front wall 14. The conduit 30 has a second portion adjacent the other closed end extending along the remaining portions of the side walls 18 and 20 and the inner face of the back wall 16. The remaining or intermediate portion of the conduit 30 extends along the under face of the hood 28 inwardly of and adjacent the opening provided by the cut-away portions 26 of the side walls 18 and 20. Each of the first and second named portions of the conduit 30 are afiixed to the inner faces of the side walls 18 and 20, and the inner faces of the front and back walls 14 and 16, respectively, by suitable means, such as spot welding. The apertures 32 are arintermediate portion of the conduit 30 are directed backwardly, as shown in Figures 3 to 5 inclusive, so that the flushing liquid emerging therefrom is directed over the underface of the hood 28 and against the back wall 16 and thence downwardly over the rear portion of the bottom 12.

A pipe 34 has a portion adjacent one end extending through the side walls 20 and connected in communication with the conduit 30 inwardly of one of the closed ends of the latter, and has a coupling 36 on its other end for attachment thereto of a hose 38 which may be attached to a source of flushing liquid, such as water under pressure. A valve 48 is provided in the pipe 34 intermediate ends of the latter for controlling the flow of fiushmg liquid therethrough. The pipe 34 and to a source of flushing The bottom 12 is a toilet 50, as shown in Figure 1.

Means is carried by the back wall 16 for attachment of the receptacle 10 to a vertical support, such as a wall 52. Specifically, this means includes an upper bracket 54 having an offset portion defining with the adjacent portion of the wall 52 a slot for the reception of a horizontally disposed bar 56 carried on the free end of the short leg 58 of a upon the leg 62 in any position of its vertical adjustment on the bracket 60. A horizontally disposed lower bracket 68 is detachably secured to the wall 52 by means of a wall bracket 70 fixedly and having a similarly offset portion defining a slot receiving the downwardly turned leg of the bracket 68. The leg 62 of the bracket 60 extends through a hole provided in the horizontal portion of the bracket 68 and steadies the leg 62 against move ment relative to the wall 52.

Preferably, its concave surface with a resilient material, as at 72, such as sponge rubber, or the like.

In use, the colostomy toilet, according to the present invention, is readily attached to and detached from the wall 52 and is easily transported to a place of storage between uses. When used, the bolt 66 is loosened to adjust the one leg 62 of the bracket 60 to the proper height for the individual with the upper and lower brackets 54 and 70 secured to the wall 52 at a place adjacent to the toilet 50. Once adjusted, the boss 64 may be left in its position of vertical adjustment on the leg 62 and the receptacle is quickly and easily attached to the brackets 52 and 70 when it is desired to use the same. The hose 38 may be left attached by the coupling 36 to the pipe 34 and may have its other end quickly and easily attached to a source of flushing fluid under pressure, such as is indicated in Figure 1 by the reference numeral 74, and constituting a supply of cold water in a house water system. With the receptacle 10 supported upon the wall 52, the user, in a position forwardly of the receptacle 10 and with the flange 24 abuttingly engaging the abdomen surrounding the colostomy, may easily and efficiently effect the evacuation of the colon and through the opening forwardly of the hood 28 insert his hands for the manipulation of such colon irrigation apparatus as is desired, the latter not being shown as not being a part of the present invention. Upon turning of the valve 40 the excrement is rapidly and efficiently flushed through the hose 48 into the toilet 50 for disposal. The positioning of the conduit 30 is such that the interior of the receptacle 10 is thoroughly cleaned after each use and is left in a sanitary condition for removal to a place of storage.

What is claimed is:

1. In a colostomy toilet, a receptacle having a bottom, spaced front and back walls rising from opposed end edges of said bottom, and side walls carried by the bottom and connected to the complemental ends of said front and back walls, a horizontally disposed nipple carried by said front wall and having one end in communication with the interior of said receptacle and having the other end adapted to abuttingly engage the portion of the abdomen of the user surrounding a colostomy, each of said side walls having a cut-away upper end portion extending from the end adjacent said front wall to a point midway of said side wall, a hood extending over the upper end of said back wall and the upper ends of the other portions of said side walls, said front wall and said cut-away portions of said side walls together forming an access opening for the insertion therethrough and withdrawal therefrom of the hands of a user, a conduit provided with spaced apertures and having both ends closed positioned within said receptacle and having a portion adjacent one closed end extending along the inner face of said side walls and said front wall and having the portion adjacent the other end extending along the inner face of said side walls and back wall with the intermediate portion extending along the under face of said hood inwardly of and adjacent said opening, and conduit means exteriorly of said receptacle and having one end connected in communication with said conduit and the other end adapted to be connected to a source of flushing liquid under pressure.

2. In a colostomy toilet, a receptacle having a bottom, spaced front and back walls rising from opposed end edges of said bottom, and side walls carried by the bottom and connected to complemental ends of said front and back walls, a horizontally disposed nipple carried by said front wall and having one end in communication with the interior of said receptacle and having the other the flange 24 of the nipple 22 is covered on 'cess opening for the .posed end edges of by the bottom and side walls, a hood extending back wall and the upper ends of the other portions of end adapted to abuttingly engage the portion of the ab- "domen of the user surrounding a'colostomy, each of said side walls having a cut-away upper end portion extending from one end adjacent said front wall to a point midway of said side walls, a hood extending over the upper end of said back wall and the upper ends of said other portions of said side walls, said front wall and said cutaway portions of said side walls together forming an acinsertion therethrough and withdrawal therefrom of the hands of'a user, a conduit provided with spaced apertures and having both ends closed positioned within said receptacle and having a portion adjacent one closed end extending along the inner face 'of said side walls and said front wall and having a portion adjacent the other closed end extending along the inner face of said side walls and back wall with the intermediate portion extending along the under face of said hood inwardly of and adjacent said opening, conduit means exteriorly of saidreceptacle and having one end connected in communication with said conduit and having the other end adapted to be connected to a source of fiushing liquid under pressure, and another conduit means exteriorly of said receptacle and having one end extending through said bottom and having the other end adapted to be connected to a place of disposal.

3. A colostomy toilet comprising a receptacle having a bottom, spaced front and back walls rising from opsaid bottom, and side walls carried connected to the complemental ends of said front and back walls, a horizontally disposed nipple carried by said front wall and having one end in communication with the interior of said receptacle, an arcuately curved flange on the other end of said nipple adapted to abuttingly engage the portion of the abdomen of a user surrounding a colostomy, each of said side walls having a cut-away upper end portion extending from the end adjacent said front wall to a point midway of said over the upper end of said said side walls, said front wall and said cutaway portions of said side walls together forming an access opening for the insertion therethrough and withdrawal therefrom of the hands of a user, a conduit provided with spaced apertures and having both ends closed positioned within said receptacle and having the portion adjacent one closed end extending along the inner face of the portions of said side walls below said opening and said front wall and having the portion adjacent the other closed end extending along the inner face of the remainder of the portions of said side walls and back wall with the intermediate portion extending along the under face of said hood inwardly of and adjacent said opening, conduit means exteriorly of said receptacle and having one end connected in communication with said conduit and having the other end adapted to be connected to a source of flushing liquid under pressure, another conduit means exteriorly of said receptacle and having one end extending through said bottom and having the other end adapted to be connected to a place of disposal, and means carried by said back wall for attachment to a vertical support.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,438,073 Saur Mar. 16, 1948 2,568,857 Jacobs Sept. 25, 1951 2,583,718 Walls Jan. 29, 1952 2,639,711 Smith et al. May 26, 1953 2,664,573 Taylor Jan. 5, 1954

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/661, D24/123
International ClassificationA61G9/00, A61F5/442
Cooperative ClassificationA61G9/00, A61F5/442
European ClassificationA61F5/442, A61G9/00