EP0594953A1 - Deployable protection cover for toilet seats - Google Patents

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EP0594953A1
EP0594953A1 EP93112033A EP93112033A EP0594953A1 EP 0594953 A1 EP0594953 A1 EP 0594953A1 EP 93112033 A EP93112033 A EP 93112033A EP 93112033 A EP93112033 A EP 93112033A EP 0594953 A1 EP0594953 A1 EP 0594953A1
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Daniel Grünenfelder
Ulrich Rindlisbacher
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47KSANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
    • A47K13/00Seats or covers for all kinds of closets
    • A47K13/14Protecting covers for closet seats
    • A47K13/16Protecting covers for closet seats of single sheets of paper or plastic foil or film

Abstract

A deployable protection cover for toilet seats has at least one deployable lamellar web (1, 2) which is formed by adhesively bonding a large number of substantially identical individual lamellae. Preferably two lamellar webs (1, 2) are provided, one of the two engaging around the toilet seat from outside. In the collapsed state, the protection cover has, for example, a U-shaped cross-section. <IMAGE>

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    State of the art
  • A spreadable protective pad for toilet seats is e.g. known from CH-674 795 A5. It is a paper web folded like a harmonica, which the user can pull apart on the seat ring.
  • For the acceptance of such a hygiene article, it is important that it can be attached to the seat ring in a few simple steps and without having to touch the toilet seat itself. The product should also be inexpensive, which requires an efficient manufacturing process. The known toilet seat covers are unable to fully meet these needs.
  • Presentation of the invention
  • The object of the invention is therefore to offer a spreadable protective pad for toilet seats that is practical and inexpensive to produce in large quantities.
  • A protective pad according to the invention is characterized by at least one spreadable lamella web which is glued from many essentially identical individual leaflets.
  • This results in a considerably increased freedom of design compared to folding products. The glue dissolves in the water and allows for easy disposal of the lamella sheet, which is broken up into individual sheets.
  • The slat track represents the hygienic seat surface. Preferably two and if necessary three slat tracks can be provided. The second and third lamellar web come from outside. to lie inside the seat ring and ensure that the protective pad as a whole is not easily slips off the seat ring. As will be shown below, there are also other options for fixing the protective pad on the toilet seat.
  • The individual leaflets preferably have a hook-like cut shape, so that the extended protective pad at least partially encompasses the toilet seat from the outside. The lamellar web has a certain, albeit limited elasticity in the direction of propagation (i.e. perpendicular to the individual leaflets). The protective pad according to the invention therefore has a tendency to contract. If it is placed around a round seat ring, partially encompassing it from the outside, then it automatically clings to the round shape.
  • The individual leaflets are preferably glued to one another along at least three glue lines, so that the lamella web has a honeycomb-like structure when spread out in the side view. The honeycomb structure contributes significantly to the elasticity described above. Furthermore, the stability of the extended protective pad is increased by the higher number of glue sheets.
  • A protective pad with two interconnected lamella webs is particularly preferred, the one serving to cover the seat of the toilet seat and the other to cover the outer edge. Such a protective pad is easy to put on the toilet seat and also sits reliably. Due to the inherent elasticity of the lamellar track, which leads to the protective cover nestling against the outside of the seat ring, a protective cover part engaging in the ring and manipulations of such a part are unnecessary. Subjectively, any manipulation to be carried out on the inside of the toilet ring is unpleasant.
  • The protective pad according to the invention typically consists of paper. So that the lamella web serving as the seat surface is more comfortable and offers the user more safety, at least three glue lines can be provided per single lamina, so that the lamella web forms an at least double material layer when it is spread out.
  • The individual leaflets preferably have a U-shaped sectional shape, each leg having at least two glue lines. Each leg forms a lamellar path when it is spread out. Because the connecting web between the two legs is relatively narrow, the two lamella webs can open in a V-shape after they have been spread out.
  • In view of a low material consumption, it is advantageous to design the legs of the U-shaped sectional image of different lengths.
  • An oblique cut is advantageously provided on the outside of the web connecting the legs. If such protective pads are stored in a pack in a folded form, the bevel cut enables an individual protective pad to be easily removed.
  • So that the protective cover sits well on the toilet ring, the cut shape can have a nose which is designed and arranged such that it hooks onto the seat ring from below when the protective cover is spread out.
  • Preferably, self-adhesive locations are provided at both ends of the lamella web for adhering the extended protective pad to the toilet seat.
  • Further advantageous embodiments and combinations of features result from the detailed description and the entirety of the claims.
  • Brief description of the drawings
  • The invention will be explained in more detail below on the basis of exemplary embodiments and in connection with the drawings. Show it:
  • Fig. 1
    A side view of a folded protective pad according to the invention;
    Fig. 2
    a view of the narrow side of the protective pad according to FIG. 1;
    Fig. 3
    a perspective view of a slightly open protective pad;
    Fig. 4
    a perspective view of the spread protective pad;
    Fig. 5
    a toilet seat covered with the protective cover according to the invention;
    Fig. 6
    a protective pad with two uneven lamella sheets;
    Fig. 7
    a protective pad with a double-layer lamella;
    Fig. 8
    a protective pad with only one slat track;
    Fig. 9
    a protective pad with three slats;
    Fig. 10
    is a schematic representation of the arrangement of the glue seams in a protective pad according to the invention.
  • Corresponding parts are basically provided with the same reference symbols in the figures.
  • Ways of Carrying Out the Invention
  • 1 shows a first preferred embodiment of the invention. The protective pad is shown from the broad side. It has two lamella tracks 1, 2, which are connected via an intermediate web 3. The two lamella tracks 1, 2 form two legs of a U-shaped sectional view in the folded state of the protective pad. The two legs have a width of about 2 to 2.5 cm. The intermediate web 3 is quite narrow (for example 1 cm at the narrowest point).
  • On the inside of the leg forming the lamella web, a nose 4 is formed, which can engage in the manner of a barb on a toilet ring.
  • At the free end of the other leg, an adhesive 5.1, 5.2 (see FIG. 2) is provided on the outermost individual leaflets, which is protected with a cover sheet 6 until use. At the same time, the cover foil prevents the protective cover from falling apart independently before use. An oblique cut 8 is formed on the back (outside) of the intermediate web 3. The length of the two legs is slightly different according to the size of the bevel cut 8. There are two glue lines 7.1, 7.2, respectively for each lamella web 1, 2. 7.3, 7.4 provided. They each line the long sides of the two legs. The protective pad according to the invention is produced using the lamella technology known per se.
  • This is shown by way of example in FIG. 10. For the sake of simplicity, only five individual leaflets 22.1, .. 22.5 are drawn in FIG. 10. Of course, in practice it is 20-200, especially 40-80 pieces, depending on the desired lamella web length (e.g. 1 m) and the distance between the glue lines (e.g. 1-3 cm). The individual leaflets 22.1, .. 22.5 are connected to one another along mutually offset, parallel glue seams 23.1, .. 23.10. In the present example, the glue seams 23.1, .. 23.10 are arranged in five glue lines, two glue seams 23.1, 23.6, respectively. 23.4, 23.9 resp. 23.2, 23.7 respectively 23.5, 23.10 respectively 23.3, 23.8 lie on the same glue line. Those glue seams 23.1, 23.2, 23.3 that connect the two first single leaflets 22.1, 22.2 are all arranged on different glue lines than those glue seams 23.4, 23.5 that connect the two next single leaflets 22.2, 22.3. The glue seams in two successive intermediate levels are therefore always offset from one another. So much for slat technology.
  • In the following, it will be explained with reference to FIGS. 2 to 5 how the protective pad according to the invention works. First, the cover film 6 is removed from the adhesives 5.1, 5.2 (see arrow in FIG. 2). Now the protective pad can be spread out. For this purpose, it is gripped on the outermost individual leaflets, which are also provided with the adhesive 5.1, 5.2 and pulled apart (arrow in Fig. 3). When pulled apart, the protective cover forms a honeycomb-like structure from the narrow side. If the protective pad is pulled apart, then the two lamella tracks 1, 2 can unfold V-shaped (see arrow in Fig. 4). This is because the intermediate web 3 becomes flexible in the elongated state. Now the protective pad can be placed on the toilet seat 9 of the toilet bowl 10, the lamella web 2 serving as a seat and the lamella web 1 encompassing the toilet seat from the outside. The lugs 4 of the single leaflets hook under the seat ring and thereby improve the hold of the protective pad. The protective pad is glued to the toilet seat 9 with the two adhesives 5.1, 5.2. The protective cover can thus be attached from above without having to touch the toilet seat itself.
  • Fig. 6 shows a second embodiment, which is characterized by a lower paper requirement. 6 differs from that according to FIG. 1 simply in that the one leg (lamella web 12) is only about half as long as the other (lamella web 11). The intermediate web 13 can be designed in the same way as that according to FIG. 1.
  • FIG. 7 shows a more comfortable embodiment in which the lamella web 14 used as the seat surface forms a double layer of material in the extended state. To achieve this, the corresponding leg of the sectional shape has three instead of only two glue lines 16.1, 16.2, 16.3. The other leg has only two glue lines 16.4, 16.5, i.e. the lamella web 15 forms only one material layer. The intermediate web 13 is designed as already described, that is to say without its own glue line.
  • The embodiments according to FIGS. 6 and 7 are spread out and fastened in the same way as that of FIG. 1. The width of the lamellar web 12, which comprises the toilet seat from the outside, respectively. 15 (which corresponds to the length of the leg of the sectional shape) is simply somewhat smaller than in the first embodiment.
  • Fig. 8 shows a protective pad with, in principle, only one lamella track 17. The sectional shape is L-shaped in a certain sense. At one end of the Lamella web 17 forming leg a hook-shaped extension 18 is formed. At the other end, an extension 19 is formed. The cut shape has four glue lines 20.1, .. 20.4. The first two glue lines 20.1, 20.2 line the leg forming the lamella web 17. The hook-shaped extension 18 itself has two glue lines 20.3, 20.4. The glue line 20.3 also closes the outer end of the shoulder 19.
  • In contrast to the embodiments according to FIGS. 1 to 7, there is no lamella web that can be folded down and can grip around the toilet seat from the outside. This function is performed by approach 18. The approach 19 comes to lie on the inside of the toilet seat and improves the hold of the protective pad.
  • 9 finally shows an embodiment with three lamella tracks 21.1, 21.2, 21.3. This embodiment has a C-shaped sectional view. The lamellar webs 21.2 and 21.3 can be folded out in a manner analogous to the first embodiment when they are spread out and include the toilet seat from the inside, respectively. from the outside.
  • Protection pads according to the invention can be produced on a large scale and inexpensively. You can rely on known and proven techniques. If the cut shape is chosen appropriately, the protective pads can be punched out to save paper. In this sense, sectional shapes are particularly suitable, which can be combined with each other to form a comprehensive pattern (see e.g. Fig. 6). As a rule, regularly spaced glue lines are advantageous.
  • Instead of a continuous covering film drawn over the "edge", two individual rondelles with ears for touching can also be provided. It is understood that the bevel cut is not an essential feature of the invention. In particular, good removability from a pack can also be achieved in other ways (e.g. as with paper handkerchiefs).
  • The entire protective pad is preferably made of biodegradable, environmentally friendly materials. In particular, the protective pad should dissolve easily in water. Papers and adhesives that meet these requirements are known as such.
  • In summary, it can be stated that the invention has created a new type of spreadable protective cover which is comfortable and handy and can be designed in many different ways. This clearly distinguishes the invention from the pure paper products known so far.

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  1. Spreadable protective cover for toilet seats, characterized by at least one spreadable lamella web (1, 2) glued from many essentially identical individual leaflets (22.1, .. 22.5).
  2. Protective cover according to claim 1, characterized in that the individual leaflets (22.1, .. 22.5) have a hook-like cut shape, so that the extended protective cover can at least partially encompass the toilet seat from the outside.
  3. Protective pad according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the individual sheets (22.1, .. 22.5) are glued to one another along at least three glue lines (7.1, .. 7.4), so that the lamella web (1, 2) has a honeycomb-like structure when it is spread out in the side view having.
  4. Protective cover according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized by two lamella webs (1, 2) connected to one another via an intermediate web (3), one serving to cover the seat surface of the toilet seat and the other to cover the outer edge.
  5. Protective pad according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that a lamella web (14) has at least three glue lines (16.1, 16.2, 16.3) per single lamina, so that the lamella web (14) forms an at least double material layer when it is spread out.
  6. Protective pad according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the individual leaflets (22.1, .. 22.5) have a U-shaped sectional shape, each leg having at least two glue lines (7.1, 7.2 or 7.3, 7.4).
  7. Protective pad according to claim 6, characterized in that the legs are of different lengths with a view to low material consumption (Fig. 6).
  8. Protective pad according to claim 6 or 7, characterized in that the outside of a web (3) connecting the two lamella tracks has an oblique cut (8).
  9. Protective pad according to one of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that the sectional shape has a nose (4) which hooks onto the seat ring from below in the spread-out state of the protective pad.
  10. Protective cover according to one of Claims 1 to 9, characterized in that self-adhesive locations (5.1, 5.2) are provided at both ends of the lamella web (2) covering the toilet seat for the spread-out protective cover to be stuck on.
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