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‘April 19, 1938.
' B. WINDING
'
TOILET
SILENCER
Filed Oct. 5, 1935 '
2,114,551
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Bead Windmg
INVENTOR
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ATTORNEY
April 19, 1938.
B. WINDING
2,114,551
TOILET SILENCER
Filed Oct. 3, 1935
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BeadINVENTOR
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ATTORNEY
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Patented Apr. 19, 1938
UNITED STATES
PATENT OFFICE
2,114,551
TOILET SILENCER.
Bess Winding, New York, N. Y.
Application October 3, 1935, Serial No. 43,365
401811118. (Cl. 4-237)
shown for the purpose of illustrating representa
My invention relates to toilet constructions tive types of constructions in accordance with my
and particularly to improved seat and cover con
structions for toilets which eliminate or reduce
the objectionable sounds and odors incidental
5 to the use of toilets and which maintain sani
tary and healthful conditions in and about the
invention.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a vertical sectional view through a
seat and cover and the rim of a toilet bowl il
lustrating one typical form of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a view looking upwardly at the under
same.
In my Patent No. 2,016,412, dated October 8, ' side of the seat and cover of Fig. 1, taken on the
1935, I have described a form of pad adapted line 2-2 thereof.
10
10 to be applied to a toilet between the rim of the
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view of a portion of
bowl ‘and the seat to seal the space between the the seat construction shown in Fig. 1 with part
same and to silence the noise of ?ushing the
broken away.
.
toilet or dropping the seat. The device also thereof
Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view through the
embodies means to disinfect or deodorize the seat of Fig. 2 taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.
[5 toilet and the room in which it is located.
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 2 looking up
‘I have now devised improved constructions for wardly at the cover of the construction illus
similar use which may embody certain features
in Fig. 1.
of the invention of said patent together with trated
Fig. 6 is a view of a seat similar to that of
other elements or which may be of wholly dif
Figs. 1 and 2 having an alternative form of de
” ferent form and construction, Thus, the pres
odorant receiving means therein.
ent invention contemplates the use of sealing
Fig. '1 illustrates a further alternative form of
and sound insulating means not only between sealing and deodorant receiving means embody—
the seat and the bowl but also between the cover ing my invention.
and the seat so as to completely enclose and seal
Fig. 8 is a sectional view of the construction 25
the toilet bowl and prevent the escape of sounds of Fig. '1 illustrating details thereof.
and odors therefrom. This result may be at
Fig. 9 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional
tained by the use of sealing members adapted view of the form of sealing means, shown in Fig.
to be applied to and removable from the seat 8, shown as applied to a toilet seat. ‘
and cover. The application of disinfecting and
Fig. 10 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional
deodorizing means to the toilet is also improved
30 to permit the use thereof without impairing the view of the form of sealing means of Fig. 8 as
applied to but not let into the seat or cover mem
sealing and sound insulating properties of the ber by which it is carried.
device and to enable-such materials to be used
Figs. 11 and 12 are a plan looking upward
in greater amounts and in different forms to lend and a sectional view respectively of another al
35 itself to various applications.
One of the objects of my invention is to elimi
nate or reduce the sounds and odors incident to
the use of toilets.
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Another object of my invention is to provide
40 an attachment for toilet seats and covers which
completely seals the toilet bowl and eliminates
such sounds and odors.
Afurther object of my invention is to provide
a sound insulating and sound deadening seal
45 between the seat and cover of a toilet as well as
to seal the space between the bowl and the
seat.
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Another object of the invention is to disin
feet and deodorize toilets and/or the rooms in
50 which they are located.
.
These and other objects and features of my
invention will appear from the following de
scription thereof in which reference is made to
the accompanying figures of the drawings where
55 in typical embodiments of my invention are
ternative construction embodying my invention
as applied to a seat cover.
.
Fig. 13 is a fragmentary view of the construc
tion of Figs. 11 and 12 as seen from the side.
In that form of my invention selected for 40
purposes of illustration in Figs. 1 to 5 of the
drawings, the invention embodies a toilet seat
2 and cover 4 which may be of any suitable or
usual construction and formed of wood, hard
rubber, composition material or the like, as de 45
sired. The seat and cover are secured in posi
tion on a toilet bowl 6 by means of hinge merm
bers 8 bolted to the rear of the bowl or other
wise attached thereto.
A sealing and sound insulating member I0 is 50
positioned between the rim of the bowl 6 and
the cover 2 to completely close the space nor
mally provided between the same and as shown
in Figs. 1 and 2 the member Ill extends about
the entire rim oi’ the bowl so that odors cannot 55
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escape and sounds are muilled or deadened. In
sealing member so that odors and sound are pre
like manner, a sealing member I2 is located be
tween the seat 2 and the cover 4 sealing the
vented from issuing from the interior.
space between these members so as to provide
a completely enclosed and sealed sound proof
toilet from which objectionable sounds and odors
cannot escape.
The sealing members l0 and I2 may be formed
of any suitable sound insulating and sealing ma
10 terial but are preferably resilient and yielding
and may be formed of soft rubber such as sponge
rubber or may be formed partly of rubber and
partly of other material or of soft and hard rub
ber or of any other composition and in any form
15 adapted to provide a sound proof and odorless
construction. The member "I may be secured
to either the rim of the toilet bowl 6 or to the
lower face of the seat and presents a continuous
surface l4 for engagement with the opposing face
of the seat or bowl. The surface I4 is prefer
ably smooth and ?at or otherwise formed to en
gage the opposing surface and provide a contin
uous seal. As shown in Fig. 2, the sealing mem
ber I0 is carried by the seat on the lower face
thereof and the surface i4 engages the upper
face of the rim of the bowl 6. While the mem
bers l0 and 12 are illustrated as formed as con
tinuous members, they may if desired be formed
in several pieces, as shown in Fig. 2, constructed
and positioned to form a continuous surface
when in use and under compression due to the
weight of a person using the seat.
The member i2 is preferably carried by the
lower face of the seat cover and extends about
the rim thereof as shown in Fig. 5 in position to
engage the upper face of the seat. The exposed
face l6 of the sealing member l2 may be smooth
and flat as illustrated or may be shaped to con
form to the upper surface of the seat or may be
otherwise formed to provide a complete seal be
tween the seat and cover when the cover is low
ered as shown in Fig. 1.
The sealing members I0 and i2 may be applied
to the seat and cover by means of an adhesive
or other suitable attaching means.
Ordinarily the rear of a conventional toilet
seat is spaced a greater distance from the rim
of the bowl than the front thereof and therefore
it will frequently be desirable to form the sealing
50 member so that it is thicker at the back than at
the front. Similarly it may be desirable to form
the sealing member l2 between the seat and the
cover so that it will be thicker at the rear than
at the front or so that it will conform to the
upper surface of the seat.
In order that the toilet may be maintained in
a sanitary and healthful condition and free from
objectionable odors atall times, I provide either
the seat or the cover or both with disinfecting
60 and deodorizing means which may be carried by
the seat or cover itself but preferably are car
ried by the sealing members as an element there
of or are positioned between the sealing mem
.
As shown in Figs. 1 and 5 the sealing member
l2 carried by the cover 4 is similarly constructed
with recesses 20 for the reception of disinfecting 5
material to aid in maintaining a sanitary and
wholesome condition in the interior of the toilet
bowl.
In the construction of Fig. 6 I have illustrated
a modified form of deodorant receiving means in 10
the form of recesses 22 which are open to the
exterior of the toilet bowl and serve to maintain
a supply of disinfecting and deodorizing material
for destroying odors in the room in which the
toilet is located and about the same. These re 15
cesses may be formed or provided in the sealing
member between either the bowl and the ‘seat or
between the seat and the cover or in both loca
tions and, as shown in Fig. 6, they may be used
in conjunction with similar deodorant receiving 20
means 24 communicating with the interior of
the toilet bowl.
With the construction described a very effec
tive seal is provided for completely enclosing the
interior of the toilet bowl so that noises incident 25
to flushing the toilet are substantially eliminated,
objectionable odors do not escape from the bowl
and the space both within and about the toilet
is maintained healthful and sanitary.
Referring to Figs; 7 and 8 of the drawings I 30
have illustrated an alternative type of sealing
means in the form of a tubular member 26 ex
tending about the rim of the seat cover 2‘! in
position to engage the upper surface of the seat
and seal the space between the seat and cover. 35
The member 26 may if desired be set into a re
cess formed in the cover as shown.
The sealing‘member in this construction pref
erably is hollow and formed to receive a deodor
ant which may conveniently be in powdered or
granular form. A “suitable opening such as the
slot 26 is formed in the member 26 near the front
of the cover and apertures or holes 30 are pro
vided in that portion of the member 26 near the
rear of the cover. The apertures 30 communi 45
cate with the interior of the toilet bowl to permit
the escape of fumes from the disinfecting ma
terial or the material itself for destroying odors
and maintaining sanitary conditions within the
bowl. This construction has the advantage of 60
receiving a large supply of the disinfecting ma
terial and the material is continuously shaken
down toward the apertures 30 and, if in finely
ground form, vis discharged into the toilet bowl
as the cover is raised and lowered in the normal 55
use of the toilet.
While I have described the construction of
Figs. 7 and 8 as applied to the cover of a toilet
it will be obvious that the same or a similar con
struction may be used between the seat and the 60
rim of the toilet bowl, if desired, as shown in
' Fig. 9 and may be used when the same or other
types of sealing members are employed between
the seat and cover. As shown in Fig. 10 the
in Figs. 1 and 2 recesses i8 are provided in the tubular sealing member may, instead of being re
upper face of the sealing member i0 carried by cessed into the member to which it is attached,
the seat 2 so that sticks or pieces of solidified as shown in Figs. 8 and 9, be attached directly to
the lower surface thereof by an adhesive or other
disinfecting and deodorizing material or a dis
' suitable means.
infectant carrier may be inserted therein. The
The form of my invention shown in Figs. 11, 12 70
70 recesses i 8 open into the interior of the toilet
and 13 of the drawings illustrates a further al
bowl below the seat so that vapors or fumes from - ternative construction of sealing means, particu
the deodorant may escape freely into the con
larly adapted for receiving a relatively large
?ned space of the bowl. However, the recesses vamount of deodorant and formed with a de
bers and the supports therefor. As illustrated
76 do not extend through to the outer edge of the
odorant receiving space therein or between the 75
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sealing means and the cover.
In this arrange
ment the sealing member 32 extends over. sub
stantially the entire lower face of the seat cover
33 so that the marginal portion will engage the
upper surface of the seat and seal the space be
tween the seat and cover. The central portion
I claim:
1. In combination with a toilet bowl having a
hinged seat and a cover therefor, means for com
pletely sealing the interior of the toilet bowl com
prising a sealing member located between the seat 5
and the rim of the bowl and a second sealing
of the member 32 is formed with a slot or open- , member located between the seat and the cover,
said members extending entirely around the toilet
ing 34 com unicating with a relatively large re
cess 36 for , ed in the upper surface of the mem
10 ber 32 and closed by the cover 33. The lower or
exposed surface of the sealing member is formed
with‘ apertures 38 communicating with the in
terior of the toilet bowl to discharge the disin
fectant or fumes therefrom into the bowl.. Out
15 wardly extending recesses 40 may also be pro
vided for receiving disinfectant for the purpose
of keeping the bathroom or space around the
toilet in a wholesome and sanitary condition.
This construction not only serves as a sealing
20 member but when the toilet is used and the cover
raised the sealing member serves as a yielding
back rest due to the resiliency of the member 32.
The embodiments of my invention described
above are adapted for use with and application
25 to toilet seats of conventional construction and
whether formed of wood, hard rubber or other
/ material.
It will be noted that each of the forms of the
invention herein described embodies means which
30 cooperate with the toilet bowl, the seat and the
cover to de?ne a space which is completely sealed.
Since the level of the water within the bowl is
lowered and a certain amount of air is sucked
and closing the space between the seat and the
rim of the bowl and between the seat and the 10
cover and cooperating with the seat and cover
and the bowl of a toilet to produce a partial vac
uum within the interior of the toilet bowl on
?ushing of the toilet, and a deodorant receiving
pocket formed in one of said members and com 15
municating with the interior of said bowl.
2. Sealing means for toilets comprising a seat
member, and a cover member, a resilient and
yielding annular sealing means carried by one of
said members and adapted to bear in continuous 20
annular sealing relationship against the other
member, a bowl, and a second resilient and yield
ing annular sealing means carried by said seat
member and adapted to bear in continuous annu
lar sealing relationship against the entire rim of
the bowl, said sealing means cooperating with
said bowl, seat and cover to cause a partial
vacuum to be produced within the bowl when
the toilet is flushed and deodorant material car
ried by one of said means and arranged to be
subjected to the partial vacuum thus created
whereby the deodorant is effectively communi
cated to said sealed space.
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3. Silencing means for toilets comprising mem
85 water during the flushing operation, the sealing bers formed of sound absorbing cellular rubber
means of the present invention serve to cause a . material in the form of _ annular rings of su?icient
partial vacuum to be produced within the sealed thickness substantially to?ll the entire space be
space thereby positively preventing the escape of tween the rim of a, toilet bowl and the seat there
air and gases from the toilet bowl into the room. for and the space between the seat and a cover
40 Moreover, the sealing means employed because it therefor, said members when applied to a toilet
is soft and resilient serves as a sound deadening seat and cover cooperating therewith to munle
means which muiiies the sounds incidental to the and absorb sounds incident to ?ushing of the
?ushing of the toilet and thus avoids the embar
toilet.
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4. Silencing means for toilets comprising mem
rassment and annoyance caused by the use and
45 operation of conventional constructions. ‘The bers formed of readily deformable sound absorb
partial vacuum created also may in some in
ing cellular rubber material in the form of annu
stances serve to cause the disinfecting or deodor
lar rings of sufficient thickness substantially to
izing means used to be drawn into the toilet bowl fill the entire space between the rim of a toilet
_thus rendering the action thereof more e?ective. bowl and the seat ‘therefor and the space between
While I have herein referred in detail to a the seat and a cover therefor, said members when
number of constructions in which my invention applied to a toilet seat and cover cooperating
may be embodied, numerous changes and modi-. therewith to completely seal a space de?ned by
?cations may be made in the form and construc
the bowl, the seat and the cover to cause a partial
tion ‘thereof and therefore it should be under
vacuum' to be created in said space during ?ush
stood that the types of my invention herein shown ing of the toilet and to muffle and absorb sounds
and described are intended for the purposes of incident to the flushing thereof.
illustration and are not intended to limit the scope
down the soil pipe by the rush of the ?ushing
of my invention.
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