Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2904047 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 15, 1959
Filing dateAug 18, 1958
Priority dateAug 18, 1958
Publication numberUS 2904047 A, US 2904047A, US-A-2904047, US2904047 A, US2904047A
InventorsHamilton Jennie L
Original AssigneeHamilton Jennie L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Urinals for infants
US 2904047 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

p 15, 1959 I V J. L. HAMILTON 2,904,047



United States Patent Oflice 2,904,047. Patented Sept. 15, 1959 URINALS FOR INFANTS Jennie L. Hamilton, Davenport, Iowa Application August 18, 1958, Serial No. 755,748

2 Claims. (Cl. 128295) My invention relates to improvements in urinals for use with female babies under one year of age.

The objects of my invention are to provide a simple, flexible appliance that can be readily applied and secured to such an infant which will afford means for catching urine evacuations and preventing contact thereof with the legs or body of the infant or with the clothing or bedding;

To reduce the number of diapers required for the care of an infant and the attention and work of a mother or nurse for the care of such a child;

To promote rest and sleep without disturbance by the calls of nature;

To prevent irritation, chafing or rash on the surface of legs and body of such an infant which may arise from contact with urine, and to reduce or prevent unpleasant odors which might otherwise arise.

I accomplish these object by the means shown in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 shows a top or plan view of a waterproof cup of flexible material;

Figure 2 shows a sectional wiew of my appliance on the line 2-4. of Figure 1, applied to the body 9 and legs 9' of an infant.

My urinal includes a conical cuplike part 1 which is preferably formed of flexible transparent plastic or similar material or may be formed of rubber or other thin flexible waterproof fabric.

At the top of the cup a reinforcing band 2 of adhesive tape or other suitable fabric is folded over and extends around the upper edge of the cup as shown in Figure 2. Reinforcing strips 7 which may be of waterproof adhesive tape or any similar fabric, are attached to the inner surface of the cup at opposite sides thereof and a reenforcing strip 3 of similar fabric is secured at the bottom of the cup.

A bore 4 is formed which extends downwardly through the strip 3 and the bottom of the cup 1 and has mounted therein a short transparent tube 5 which may be of glass, plastic or other suitable material and the lower end of which is inserted in and attached to a tube 7 which may be of either rubber or plastic and extends with its lower end projecting into the top of a bottle or receptacle 8 which may be seated upon the floor adjacent the bed or chair of the infant.

The upper edges of the cup 1 may be attached to the body 9 (shown in broken lines in Figure 2) by adhesive strips 10 which may be of Scotch cellophane tape or any other suitable form of adhesive tape, with the upper edge of the cup surrounding the vulva and urinal outlet of the baby and removably attached to the body or legs of the child.

Various modifications may be made in material, size and shape of the parts of the appliance without departing from the spirit of my invention as expressed in the claims and I do not limit my claims to the precise forms shown in the drawings.

I claim:

1. A urinal having a semi-conical cuplike container of semi-transparent flexible fabric adapted for attachment to the body of a female infant around the vulva, a small opening in the bottom thereof with a flexible drainage tube with one end extending into said opening and its opposite end projecting into a vessel to which urine may be carried by the tube, with a reinforcing strip of adhesive tape folded over the open end of the container to reinforce it.

2. A urinal as described in claim 1, and adhesive means at the outer edge of the container for attaching it to the body or legs of an infant.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 749,382 Henderson Jan. 12, 1904 2,333,297 Cohen et a1. NOV. 2, 1943 2,877,769 Hill Mar. 17, 1959 FOREIGN PATENTS 7,033 Great Britain 1893

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US749382 *Jan 12, 1904 of pittsburg
US2333297 *Sep 18, 1941Nov 2, 1943Blatt Maurice LUrine collector
US2877769 *Dec 4, 1957Mar 17, 1959Hill Edward JPediatric urine collectors
GB189307033A * Title not available
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3112061 *Apr 27, 1960Nov 26, 1963Carl BreerBody liquid collector appliance
US3374790 *Dec 2, 1963Mar 26, 1968Irene B. MayhorneExternal female urinal
US3401697 *Feb 18, 1965Sep 17, 1968John G. RaffenspergerPediatric fluid collector
US3421506 *Aug 26, 1966Jan 14, 1969NasaRelief container
US4484917 *Sep 9, 1983Nov 27, 1984The Dallas VentureFemale external catheter
U.S. Classification604/347, 604/352
International ClassificationA61F5/455, A61F5/451
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/455
European ClassificationA61F5/455