US 3566421 A
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March 2, 1971 .o. M. WADDLE TOILET SEAT GUARD Filed Aug. 28, 1968 //vv5w7-0Q OLA/E M. WADDLE United States Patent 3,566,421 TOILET SEAT GUARD Olive M. Waddle, 8800 N. Highway Drive, New Brighton, Minn. 55112 Filed Aug. 28, 1968, Ser. No. 755,867 Int. Cl. A47k 13/00 US. Cl. 4237 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A deflector secured to the underside of a forward portion of a toilet seat so to deflect urine into a toilet bowl and not allow the same to seep through the opening between the seat and the vitreous toilet bowl and run down the front thereof thus ruining a floor covering.
This invention relates generally to toilet accessories.
A principal object of the present invention is to provide a toilet seat guard for the purpose of deflecting urine downwardly into a toilet bowl and prevent the same from seeping out forwardly through a crevice between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a toilet seat guard which can be easily attached to the underside of a toilet seat.
Yet a further object of the present invention is to provide a toilet seat guard which comprises a simple part that can be readily molded from acid resistant plastic material.
Yet a further object of the present invention is to provide a toilet seat guard which will not in any way interfere with the normal use of a conventional vitreous toilet.
Other objects of the present invention are to provide a toilet seat guard which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and eflicient in operation.
These and other objects will be readily evident upon a study of the following specification and the accompanying drawing wherein:
FIG. 1 is a top plan view of the present invention shown mounted upon the underside of a toilet seat;
FIG. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 22 of FIG. 1; and
FIG. 3 is a bottom perspective view of the toilet seat guard.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, the reference numeral repersents a toilet seat guard according to the present invention wherein there is a one piece member 11 made preferably from molded plastic material having acid resistant qualities.
The toilet seat guard 10 includes a flat base 12 having an upper side 13 which is securable to the underside 14 of a toilet seat 15. The base 12 has an arcurate forward edge 16 and a correspondingly arcuate rear edge 17 so that the same may be completely hidden within the confines of arcuate edges 18 and 19 of the toilet seat 15. The base further includes opposite end edges 20.
An arcuate element 21 is rigidly molded to the underside 22 of the base 12, the element 21 being of angle cross sectional configuration and having a horizontal wall 23 secured to the base, and a diagonally downwardly extending wall 24 which serves as a urine deflector. The Wall 24 may be made extending diagonally approximately 10 degrees so that the lower edge 25 thereof will be directed into the bowl 26 of the vitreous toilet 27.
The toilet seat guard may be secured to the underside of the toilet seat by means of a suitable adhesive or openice ings may be provided through the base for purpose of receiving small screws.
In operative use, the toilet seat guard is mounted as shown in FIG. 2 and when a person sits upon the toilet, urine being discharged will be assured to not pass through the space between the toilet seat and the vitreous toilet so to stain a floor, any urine thus directed forwardly will strike the deflecting, diagonally downwardly extending wall and thus flow downwardly into the toilet bowl 26. This device would be particularly practical for use where small children and particularly small boys use the toilet and who are apt to cause urine to be directed forwardly during urination.
Thus there has been provided a toilet seat guard serving a useful purpose and which will not in any way interfere with the normal operation of a toilet.
While various changes may be made in the detailed construction, it is understood that such changes will be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as is defined by the appended claim.
1. In a toilet seat guard, the combination of a onepiece member comprised of a pair of elements, one of said elements comprising an arcuate base and the other of said elements comprising an arcuate deflecting shield, means for securement of said toilet seat guard to the under side of a toilet seat, and means consisting of said deflecting shield for directing urine during urination into a toilet bowl and preventing the same from seeping out forwardly between the space formed between said toilet seat and said toilet bowl, said base comprising a flat relatively thin plate-like member having arcuate opposite longitudinal edges so to be confined Within the arcuate edges of a convention toilet seat along the under side of the forward portion of said toilet seat, said base being bounded by substantially straight opposite end edges, which lie along lines extending generally radially from the geometric center, in plan view, of said toilet seat and enclose an angle of approximately degrees with vertex at said center, said base being made of acid resistant material, said deflecting shield element comprising likewise an acid resistant plastic material moulded to the flat underside of said base, said deflecting shield including an unbroken horizontal wall secured to said base and a diagonally downwardly extending wall forming a urine deflector, the lower edge of said diagonally downwardly extending wall being located above the bowl of a conventional vitreous toilet, said diagonally downwardly extending wall of said deflector shield extending horizontally within said end edges and within said opposite longitudinal edges of said base and being inclined at approximately a ten degree angle respective to a vertical plane, an obtuse angle being formed between said diagonally downwardly extending wall and said horizontal wall.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 768,708 8/1904 Thompson 4237 964,533 7/ 1910 McDonald 4237 975,678 11/1910 Curtin 4237 1,442,270 l/ 1923 Hedberg 4237 1,682,799 9/ 1928 Richards 4237 2,791,780 5/ 1957 Krischer 499X WILLIAM F. ODEA, Primary Examiner D. B. MASSENBERG, Assistant Examiner