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US1512068A
US1512068A US70989024A US1512068A US 1512068 A US1512068 A US 1512068A US 70989024 A US70989024 A US 70989024A US 1512068 A US1512068 A US 1512068A
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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
    • A47K3/00Baths; Douches; Appurtenances therefor
    • A47K3/12Separate seats or body supports
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    • A47K3/127Body supports for children or babies
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47KSANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
    • A47K3/00Baths; Douches; Appurtenances therefor
    • A47K3/001Accessories for baths, not provided for in other subgroups of group A47K3/00 ; Insertions, e.g. for babies; Tubs suspended or inserted in baths; Security or alarm devices; Protecting linings or coverings; Devices for cleaning or disinfecting baths; Bath insulation

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UNi-TED- STATES GEORGE E. THORNBURG, OFNMUNCIE, INDIANA.A

BATHTUB.`

Application inea April 29, 1924. rseran No. 709,990. l

To all 'whom it may comem:

Be it known that I, GEORGE E. THORN- BURG, acitizen of theUnite-d States, residing at Muncie, in the county of Delaware'and State of Indiana, haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Bathtubs, of which the following is a specification. l

My invention relates to improvements in bath tubs.

An important object of the invention is to provide a bath tub so'constructed that it is adapted to be used for bathing infants, and will securely hold the infant so that it will not fall, or be injured, thus releasing both hands of the attendant, for use in bathing the infant. u

-A further object of the invention is to provide a bath tub of the above mentioned character, which is adapted to be used in bathing 'an infant, and may also be used in bathing a child, from one to six years of age, more or less.

A further object of the invention is to provide a tub of the above mentioned charf acter, which is of simplified construction, strong, durable and cheap to manufacture.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like 0 parts throughout the same,

Figure 1 is a plan view of a tub embodying my invention,

Figure 2 is'a longitudinal section taken on line 2-2 of Figure'l, O

Figure 3 is a transverse section taken1 on line 3--3y of Figure 1, Figure 4 is a transverse section taken on line 4--4 of Figure 1, and,

Figure 5 is a central longitudinal section through a modication of the invention.

Attention being called first to Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, the numeral 10 designates a tub, preferably of a' generally rectangular form or shape, and preferably havinga greater length than width. The tub 10 preferably fiares upwardly and has a marginal downwardly bent ange 11, and a tray 12, this fiange. extending about the tray. The tray is horizontally 4arranged and has pockets or depressions 13, which may be employed for holding soap, pins, or other articles, used in connection with the toilet of an infant or child. y

The numeral 14 designates an infant holding and supporting member or tray.

This tray has its top provided with a 1ongitudinal depression 15, and a transverse raised portion or hill 16, with a depression 17, upon the opposite side of the raised portion. The depressions 15 and 17 have their bottom walls generally inclined, and the upper end of the upper depression 15 is at a higher elevation than the lower end ofthe depression 17, as shown. The dep-ress ion 15 is transversely concave as clearl illustrated in Figure 4. The depression 17 is transversely concave as clearly illustrated in Figure 3. The holding tray 14 is also provided with an upstanding marginal flange 18. This flange 18 is rounded or curved in cross section, throughout its entire length, as clearly illustrated in Figures 2, and 4. Depending from the {iange 18 is a rectangular base 19, including side and end walls, the end walls having slots 20, constituting hand holds, whereby the holding tray may be conveniently removed. The holding tray is of a generally rectangular shape, and is adapted to be inserted within the tub 11, and is of smaller length and width, to provide a suitable space between it and the tub. The space however, is not sufficient, to afford any opportunity for injury tothe infant. rllhe depression 15 is provided near its lower end. and adjacent to the raised portion 16. with drain openings 21, and 22 designates drain openings formed in the lower portion of the depression 17.

I preferably provide feet 23, formed of rubber or the like, which are adapted to be tted upon the sides and end of the base 19. and to rest upon the bottom of the tub.

In the use of this form of the tub, the body of the'infant and its head is placed within the upper inclined depression 15, 95 while the legs and feet extend into the lower inclined depression 17, the transverse raised portion 16, preventing the downward slipping of the infant. The infant is thus securely held, without any liability of injury,

and the attendant may have both hands free to properly bathe the infant. When it is desired to bathe a. child, the supporting tray 14 may be removed, and the tub 10 used.l

in the ordinary way.

The tub 10 and the supporting tray 14 may be formed of any suitable material,

such as sheet metal which may -be porcelain lined, galvanized, or otherwise treated. The

invention Q QllrS@ is notA restricted to the 11 precise form of material used. It is preferred that the tub 10 be formed of sheet metal so that it may be made integral, `and that the removable `supporting tray 14: be also formed of sheet metal so that it may be inte al.

In Figure 5, I have shown a modification of the invention. In this view, I have shown a tub 24, similar to the tub 10. The numeral 25 designates a holding and supporting tray, having the same recesses l5 and 17, but the drain openings are omitted. The depending base 26 of this tray is formed integral withthe bottom portion of the tub 24:. The slots 20 are of course omitted..

This form of tub is similar to that shown in v Figures `1 to 4 inclusive, excepting that the supporting and holding tray is permanently attached to the tub. This form of tub may be formed of sheet metal or like material, which may be porcelain lined, galvanized, or the like.

The use of this form of tub shown in Figure 5 is thought to be obvious from the description Vof the use of the-first formof tub.'

It is to bevunderstood that the forms of my invention herewith shown and described,

' are to be taken as preferred examples 'of spirit of my finvention, or the scope ofthe -its ends, and feet carried by the lower end ofbthe base to engage with the bottom of the tu 2. A bath tub for an infant or the like, and an infant holding and supporting tray arranged therein, said tray having a top anda marginal base depending therefrom, said base engaging the bottom of said tub, said top extending for substantially the entire length of the infant or -child and having an upper longitudinally inclined depression for receiving the head and body of the infant and a lower longitudinally inclined depression to receive the le v and feet, the entire body of the infant ing supported by the tray in a sli htly inclined position with the head at thexighest elevation.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature. l i y GEORGE E. THORNBURG.

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US2531724A (en) * 1948-09-20 1950-11-28 Edmund D Cevasco Infant bath mat
US2828489A (en) * 1955-08-15 1958-04-01 Otis D Elliott Combination bathtub and support for infants
US2876459A (en) * 1956-05-07 1959-03-10 Mildred O Ackerson Device for holding infants
US2957184A (en) * 1957-08-06 1960-10-25 Marshall F Smith Infant bathtub
US3162864A (en) * 1962-01-08 1964-12-29 Alfred J Ouellette Infant bathing support
US3965496A (en) * 1970-12-09 1976-06-29 Grelle Georgia I Portable baby bathing and shampooing tray
US4127908A (en) * 1975-04-30 1978-12-05 Keep View Ltd. Waterbeds
USRE32806E (en) * 1979-01-25 1988-12-27 Sink mounted bathing device
US4974267A (en) * 1990-01-19 1990-12-04 Sheu Miin Shiou Structure of baby bathtub
US5092001A (en) * 1990-02-08 1992-03-03 Ross Lucy M Infant bathing apparatus
US5181284A (en) * 1988-02-22 1993-01-26 Raphael Jacques E Infant bathtub
US5974601A (en) * 1997-07-24 1999-11-02 Drane; Mark R. Small animal washing container
US6112343A (en) * 1998-10-23 2000-09-05 Evenflo Company, Inc. Infant bathtub with hook
US6243890B1 (en) * 2000-02-03 2001-06-12 Chao-Chun Yang Three-in-one multifunctional baby bathtub
US6578209B2 (en) * 2001-10-12 2003-06-17 The First Years Inc. Tubs for bathing infants and toddlers
WO2006086418A1 (en) * 2005-02-11 2006-08-17 Kohler Co. Dual capacity sink
US20060242761A1 (en) * 2005-02-11 2006-11-02 Tod Babick Dual capacity sink
US20070256234A1 (en) * 2006-05-08 2007-11-08 Thorley Industries, Llc Thermally buffered, circulating clean water flow, universal, temperature indicating baby bathing tub
US20070256233A1 (en) * 2006-05-08 2007-11-08 Thorley Industries, Llc Method of providing clean water circulating flow in a baby bathing tub and a thermally buffered, clean water flow, universal, temperature indicating baby bathing tub
US20080141452A1 (en) * 2006-12-14 2008-06-19 Tom Karbowski Portable infant washing tub
US20080233408A1 (en) * 2005-03-03 2008-09-25 Katsutoshi Obata Method for Manufacturing Water-Using Household Equipment and Water-Using Household Equipment
US20100101011A1 (en) * 2008-10-28 2010-04-29 Daniel Dignitti Reconfigurable Tub Assembly
US8215266B2 (en) * 2010-08-27 2012-07-10 Chuck, Llc Bathing tub for pets
WO2013155874A1 (en) * 2012-04-15 2013-10-24 Zhang Weiwen Multifunctional bathtub including place to recline, able to save on water and energy and enabling reclining, sitting, hair washing and bathing

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2531724A (en) * 1948-09-20 1950-11-28 Edmund D Cevasco Infant bath mat
US2828489A (en) * 1955-08-15 1958-04-01 Otis D Elliott Combination bathtub and support for infants
US2876459A (en) * 1956-05-07 1959-03-10 Mildred O Ackerson Device for holding infants
US2957184A (en) * 1957-08-06 1960-10-25 Marshall F Smith Infant bathtub
US3162864A (en) * 1962-01-08 1964-12-29 Alfred J Ouellette Infant bathing support
US3965496A (en) * 1970-12-09 1976-06-29 Grelle Georgia I Portable baby bathing and shampooing tray
US4127908A (en) * 1975-04-30 1978-12-05 Keep View Ltd. Waterbeds
USRE32806E (en) * 1979-01-25 1988-12-27 Sink mounted bathing device
US5181284A (en) * 1988-02-22 1993-01-26 Raphael Jacques E Infant bathtub
US4974267A (en) * 1990-01-19 1990-12-04 Sheu Miin Shiou Structure of baby bathtub
US5092001A (en) * 1990-02-08 1992-03-03 Ross Lucy M Infant bathing apparatus
US5974601A (en) * 1997-07-24 1999-11-02 Drane; Mark R. Small animal washing container
US6112343A (en) * 1998-10-23 2000-09-05 Evenflo Company, Inc. Infant bathtub with hook
US6243890B1 (en) * 2000-02-03 2001-06-12 Chao-Chun Yang Three-in-one multifunctional baby bathtub
US6578209B2 (en) * 2001-10-12 2003-06-17 The First Years Inc. Tubs for bathing infants and toddlers
US20060242761A1 (en) * 2005-02-11 2006-11-02 Tod Babick Dual capacity sink
WO2006086418A1 (en) * 2005-02-11 2006-08-17 Kohler Co. Dual capacity sink
US20080233408A1 (en) * 2005-03-03 2008-09-25 Katsutoshi Obata Method for Manufacturing Water-Using Household Equipment and Water-Using Household Equipment
WO2007095237A1 (en) * 2006-02-10 2007-08-23 Kohler Co. Dual capacity sink
US20070256234A1 (en) * 2006-05-08 2007-11-08 Thorley Industries, Llc Thermally buffered, circulating clean water flow, universal, temperature indicating baby bathing tub
US20070256233A1 (en) * 2006-05-08 2007-11-08 Thorley Industries, Llc Method of providing clean water circulating flow in a baby bathing tub and a thermally buffered, clean water flow, universal, temperature indicating baby bathing tub
US7856678B2 (en) 2006-05-08 2010-12-28 Thorley Industries Llc Thermally buffered, circulating clean water flow, universal, temperature indicating baby bathing tub
US7886375B2 (en) 2006-05-08 2011-02-15 Thorley Industries, Llc Method of providing clean water circulating flow in a baby bathing tub and a thermally buffered, clean water flow, universal, temperature indicating baby bathing tub
US20080141452A1 (en) * 2006-12-14 2008-06-19 Tom Karbowski Portable infant washing tub
US7979925B2 (en) * 2006-12-14 2011-07-19 Tom Karbowski Portable infant washing tub
US20100101011A1 (en) * 2008-10-28 2010-04-29 Daniel Dignitti Reconfigurable Tub Assembly
US8302218B2 (en) * 2008-10-28 2012-11-06 Mattel, Inc. Reconfigurable tub assembly
US8215266B2 (en) * 2010-08-27 2012-07-10 Chuck, Llc Bathing tub for pets
WO2013155874A1 (en) * 2012-04-15 2013-10-24 Zhang Weiwen Multifunctional bathtub including place to recline, able to save on water and energy and enabling reclining, sitting, hair washing and bathing

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