US 805312 A
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PATENTED NOV. 21, 1905.
C. W. MEINEGKE.
APPLICATION IILEDJAN. 2a, 1905.
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CHRISTIAN WILLIAM MEINECKE oE JERSEY oITY, NEW. JERSEY,
ASSIGNOR TO WHITALL TATUM COMPANY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 21, 1905.
Application filed January 28, 1905. Serial No. 243,111.
which the following is a specification.
The object of this invention is to provide a urinal so formed as to prevent spilling of the contents, more especially when the article is in use. The device is also made to fit snug between the thighs of the user or patient, so as to be securely held and be readily brought into position for effective use or so as to avoid any backflow orsoiling.
This invention is set forth in the following specification and claims and illustrated in the annexed drawings, in which Figure l is a side elevation of a urinal embodying this invention. Fig. 2 is a sectional side elevation of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a plan view of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 shows the urinal in horizontal position or nearly the position it occupies when in use. Fig. 5 shows the article applied to use. Fig. 6 shows a vessel with cover.
In the drawings the urinal is shown with a belly portion a. This belly or under portion is of such depth as to prevent spilling of the contents when the article is in use. The faces a at each side of the belly are somewhat flattened or of a less pronounced curvature than the belly. These faces fit snug between the thighs of the user or patient and allow the belly part to sink into the depression in the bed caused by the weight of the patient or the pressure of the buttocks on the bed. The face opposite the belly (shown at (0 is preferably made flat or somewhat flattened. This allows of ready attachment of a handle 6. It also allows of ready application of gradua- If the article is of glass or transparent, the graduation-marks can be placed on the outside. transparent article the marks can readily be placed on the inside of wall a or on a side. This wall a being vertical or free from any curved or reentering or receding portions, the graduation-marks, even if on the inside of such wall, can be readily examined or read. Such wall a rising vertically or at right In case of a porcelain or non-.
angle to the bottom (4, allows free View of the interior. The belly or portion a is brought up or made to terminate close to the neck portion or mouth of the article. The urine entering such month or entrance is thus caused to flow direct into the belly and backflow or spilling is avoided. The article so constructed can also be brought close up to the person of the user so as to be in position for securely receiving its contents or avoid spilling and at the same time not press upon or hurt any sensitive part of the person. The interior being made with rounded corners or edges or sharp angles being avoided, such article can be easily cleaned.
When not in use, the article can be readily stood upright on its foot or bottom a. as seen in Fig. 2.
The handle can, if seen fit, be left off without departing from the invention or from the practicability of the invention.
A stopper or cover can be provided, as seen in Fig. 6.
It will be seen that the bottom of the urinal is substantially at right angles to its longitudinal axis, so that when the urinal stands on its bottom it will be substantially upright. The sides of the urinal-body are approximately in parallelism with said axis, by reason of which the receptacle can be placed well between the thighs without discomfort to the patient. The bellied portion of the body of the urinal is curved and slopes at its upper portion rearwardly toward the neck of said urinal to thereby lie comfortablyin the crotch between the limbs and with said neck in position for use. Constructed substantially as described there is no possibility of the urinal being spilled of its contents while in use nor of its being tipped over, as are the cases with urinals of the ordinary kind.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A urinal having a neck and a body, the back, sides and bottom of the latter being substantially flat, and the front side thereof being forwardly bellied, the inner surface of the bellied portion sloping at its upper portion rearwardly toward said neck.
2. A urinal having a neck and a body, the sides of the latter being flat and substantially in parallelism With the longitudinal axis of In testimony whereof I have hereunto set the urinal, and the bottom of the body being my hand in the presence of two subscribing flat and approximately at right angles to said Witnesses.
axis, the front side of the body being for- CHRISTIAN WILLIAM MEINEOKE. wardly bellied and curved, and the bellied por- Witnesses:
tion sloping at its upper portion rearwardly GEORGE HULSBERG,
toward said neck. EDWARD WIESNER.