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Publication numberUS3281178 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1966
Filing dateSep 28, 1964
Priority dateSep 28, 1964
Publication numberUS 3281178 A, US 3281178A, US-A-3281178, US3281178 A, US3281178A
InventorsStanton E Fisher
Original AssigneeRing Sidney B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sanitation device
US 3281178 A
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Oct. 25, 1966 s. E. FISHER SANITATION DEVICE 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Sept. 28, 1964 Stanzon El Filsker INVENTOR ATTORNEY Oct. 25, 1966 s. E. FISHER 3,281,178

I SANITATION DEVICE I Filed Sept. 28, 1964 5 Sheets-Sheet z Stanton E F1151? er INVENTOR ATTORNEY Oct. 25, 1966 s. E. FISHER SANITATION DEVICE 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed Sept. 28, 1964 Stanton E". Fisher INVENTOR ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,281,178 SANITATIQN DEVICE Stanton E. Fisher, Sidney B. Ring, Petrolite Corp., 369 Marshall Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Filed Sept. 28, 1964, Ser. No. 399,766 3 Claims. c1. 294-4 This invention relates to a novel device for collecting and disposing of fecal matter, particularly of animals. More particularly this invention relates to a device for collecting and disposing of fecal matter and the like without contacting land soiling the device.

Sanitation in regard to animals is ofter a problem since animals deposit their fecal matter indiscriminately. Heretofore many devices are available for removing and disposing of such matter. However, such devices are soiled in effecting such removal so that they must be cleaned after each operation.

I have now invented a device which is capable of removing and disposing of fecal matter without requiring that the device be cleaned after each operation. This device contains a collecting means such as a bag capable of receiving the fecal matter, said collecting means protecting the device such as by means of a collar so that no contact between the fecal matter and the device is made at any time. In this way the device can be em ployed as often as desired without cleaning.

The invention is illustrated by the attached drawing.

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the device.

FIGURE 2 is a perspective View of the lower portion of a component element of the device shown in FIG- URE 1.

FIGURE 3 is an exploded view in perspective of the lower portion of the device showing component elements.

FIGURE 4 is a perspective view showing the assembling of component elements of the device.

FIGURE 5 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 55 in FIGURE 4.

FIGURE 6 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 66 in FIGURE 4.

FIGURE 7 is a front elevational view of a component element of the device when said component element is in open position.

FIGURE 8 is a front elevational view of the component element of FIGURE 7 in closed position and after removal from the device.

FIGURE 9 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 99 of FIGURE 8.

One embodiment of this invention is illustrated by the following example which is presented for purposes of illustration and not of limitation. In the figures the same numbers refer to the same element of the device.

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the device where 1 is the handle, 2 is the upper frame and 3 the lower frame of the device. The collecting means on bag 5 has its top folded over itself 4 so that it forms a collar which fits over the ends of 2 and 13 of the frame. The collar 4 is sealed to the main body of the bag along lines 6 and 7. Since the top is folded over to form a collar it protects the frame of the device from contact with the fecal matter.

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the lower portion of a component element of the device shown in FIGURE 1 illustrating the frame elements 2 and 3 adapted for holding the bag.

FIGURE 3 is an exploded view in perspective of the lower portion of the device illustrating how the bag 5 having its top folded back 4 in the form of a collar and sealed to the body of the bag 5 along lines 6 and 7 fits onto the frame at the ends of 2 and 3 so as to protect the frame from contact with fecal matter.

3,281,173 Patented Oct. 25, 1966 FIGURE 4 is a perspective view showing the assembly of component elements of the device, clearly illustrating how the collar 4 of the bag fits over the frame.

FIGURE 5 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 55 in FIGURE 4 showing the position of the bag 5 in relation to the frame 2 and 3.

FIGURE 6 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 6-6 in FIGURE 4 showing how the collar of the bag 5 fits over the frame 2 and 3 so that the bag covers both the inside and the outside of the frame. In this way no contact between the fecal matter and the frame is made. The collar is sealed to the body of the bag along lines 6 and 7.

It should be noted that the bag (which may be made of any suitable material such as plastic, paper, cloth, etc.) is designed in a unique manner. The purpose of the design is to have the bag fit over the frame so as to prevent contact of fecal matter with the frame and also to allow the bag to be closed in a secure fashion. This is achieved by sealing the collar of the bag 4 to the sides of bag 5 along lines '6 and 7 so that after use when the bag is removed from the frame one side of the collar may be raised and inverted so as to seal off the contents and the bag discarded. Since the collar is sealed along lines 6 and 7, this action of raising and inverting one side of the collar covers the other side of the collar which is retained in its original position, thus completely covering .and sealing the bag which is disposable.

FIGURE 7 is a front elevational view of the bag when it is in an open position. 4 represents one side of the collar which is raised. When this collar is completely raised and inverted the bag is sealed.

FIGURE 8 is a front elevational view of the bag of FIGURE 7 in a closed position after removal from the device. One side or collar 4 which is shown in FIG- URE 7 has now been completely inverted from its original position and covers the opening of the bag. This side of the inverted collar is now adjacent to the other side of the collar which is still in its original position.

FIGURE 9 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 9-9 of FIGURE 8 showing the relative position of the bags collars after one of them has been inverted. One of the collars which has been inverted now covers the other side of the collar which is still in the original position.

The device is operated in the following manner. The bag 5 is placed on the device by inserting the collar 4 of the bag over the frame 2 and 3 as shown in FIGURE 4. The operator of the device holds the handle thereof and places the opening of the bag near the fecal material and scoops it up within the confines of the bag. The bag which is generally opaque for esthetic reasons (such as a dark plastic, for example carbon filled polyethylene) is removed from the frame and closed by inverting one of the collars of the bag. Thereupon the operator disposes of the bag. In the next operation a new bag is inserted and the operation repeated. The bag can be used more than once if desired.

While a representative embodiment has been shown for the purpose of illustrating the invention, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications may be made therein without departing 'from the spirit and scope of the invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to obtain by Letters Patent is:

1. A device for collecting and disposing of animal fecal matter, comprising, in combination, a handle, a first rframe element, a second frame element, one end .portion of said first frame element being spaced apart from and oppositely positioned with respect to one end portion of said second frame element, the other end portion of said first frame element being connected to 3 said second frame element, said handle member being transversely positioned with respect to both said first iirame element and said second frame element and being connected to said connected first and second frame elements, and a bag mem-ber removably attached to said connected first and second frame elements at their respective one end portions spaced apart from and oppositely positioned with respect to each other, said bag member having a collar and a body portion integral with said collar, said collar being sealed to said body portion at at least two opposite points thereof, each of said two opposite points being between said two spaced apart and oppositely positioned end portions of said first and second frame elements, said collar being positioned over said two spaced apart and oppositely positioned end portions of said first and second frame elements, said body portion being positioned between said first and second frame elements, whereby said device can be easily used without any fecal matter to be collected contacting the frame elements and whereby said bag member can be easily removed and then closed and sealed by raising and inverting one side of said collar.

2. A device for collecting and disposing of animal fecal matter, comprising, in combination, a handle, a first frame element, a second frame element, one end porton of said first frame element being spaced apart from and oppositely positioned with respect to one end portion of said second frame element, the other end portion of said first frame element being connected to the other end portion of said second frame element, said handle member being transversely positioned with respect to both said first frame element and said second frame element and being connected to said other end portion of said first frame element, and a bag member removably attached to said connected first and second frame elements at their respective one end portions spaced apart from and oppositely positioned with respect to each other, said bag member having a collar and a body portion integral with said collar, said collar being sealed to said body portion at at least two opposite points thereof, each of said two opposite points being between said two spaced apart and oppositely positioned end portions of said first and second frame elements, said collar being positioned over said two spaced apart and oppositely positioned end portions of said first "and second frame elements, said body portion being positioned between said first and second frame elements, whereby said device can be easily used without any fecal matter to be collected contacting the frame elements and whereby said bag member can be easily removed and then closed and sealed by raising and inverting one side of said collar.

3. A bag for removable attachment to a device for collecting and disposing of animal fecal matter and adapted to receive said animal fecal matter, comprising, in combination, a body portion having an open end and a closed end, the open end of said body portion being folded outwardly and back upon itself to form a collar portion, said collar portion being sealed to said body portion along two lines which are substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of said body portion and oppositely disposed, one with respect to the other, on the periphery of the collar portion to form two pockets opening towards the closed end of the body portion.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,701,097 2/1929 Broderick 229 2,471,309 5/ 1949 Chandler 22953 X 3,015,918 1/1962 Schoen 22948 3,161,391 12/1964 Bahnsen 248-99 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,067,272 1/ 1954 France.

GERALD M. FORLENZA, Primary Examiner.

G. F. ABRAHAM, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification294/1.4, 383/12, 15/257.7, 294/214
International ClassificationE01H1/12
Cooperative ClassificationE01H1/1206, E01H2001/1293
European ClassificationE01H1/12B