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Jan. 1,11963
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H. H. JONES
3,070,810
PORTABLE TOILET
Filed July 27, 1959
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PORTABLE! TOILET
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INVENTOR.
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hold it ?rmly on the case. The lid as herein shown
contains a slot 15 and a spring clip 16 positioned on
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PORTABLE TQTLET
Horace H. Jones, 834 Pearl St., Aurora, Ill.
the top surface of the lid and in the vicinity of the slot
15. The slot 15 in the lid and the slot 13 in the case
are positioned so that when the lid is installed on the
Filed July 27, 1959, Ser. No. 829,835
6 Claims. (Cl. 4—l14)
case the slots will be in register forming an opening or
passageway into the assembled container.
The bag or liner assembly 17 comprises an enlarged
or other vehicle.
enclosed water proof bag portion 18 which is herein
It is an object of this invention to provide a portable 10 illustrated in in?ated form ‘but which, in a preferred
toilet particularly for use in vehicles, which contains
embodiment, is collapsed and evacuated of air. The
an inexpensive and disposable waste bag that may be re
bag assembly also includes an elongated hose 26‘ which
moved and disposed of Without objectionable exposure
is sealed into bag 18 at one end thereof and terminates
to the waste material.
in a beading 21 at the other end thereof. The hose 26
It is another object of this invention to provide a porta 15 is sealed into bag 18 to position it in alignment with
ble toilet that is almost completely free from accidental
the opening formed by slots 13 and 15.
discharge of its contents.
When in use the case and lid form an enclosed hard
It is another object of this invention to provide a
container of small vertical dimension surrounding the
portable toilet that may be used without venting, and that
waterproof bag and suitable for installation, for ex
has a completely sealed waste compartment that gives off 20 ample, beneath the seat of a vehicle. As shown in
no objectionable odors to the surrounding atmosphere.
FIG. 3, when not in use the hose 20 extends out of the
It is another object of this invention to provide a
assembled container and preferably extends downward
portable toilet that is specially adapted to ?t beneath a
from the opening and through a reverse bend upwardly
This invention relates to a portable toilet and particu
larly to a toilet for use in an automobile, boat, airplane
vehicle seat and which is provided with means to restrain
Where it is again folded back on itself and held with a
movement of the toilet due to vehicle motion but to still 25 clip 16. A small quantity of water 22 placed in the
render it manually removable.
These objects are accomplished by the portable toilet
of this invention which comprises a rigid, protective con
tainer and a soft, collapsible, moisture-proof bag or liner
U-bend forms a complete liquid seal and since the col
lapsed bag is capable of expanding as it is ?lled, there
is no need for venting this device during use. As a re
sult the portable toilet of this invention is completely
for the container. The container comprises an open 30 sealed from the surrounding atmosphere and therefore
topped case which is capable of containing liquids, a
is sanitary and odorless avoiding the objectionable fea
cover for the open top and means for restraining the
tures of portable toilets heretofore employed. In addi
case against inertia, vibration or other vehicular motion.
tion, it is placed out of the way and ?rmly held in
place thereby obviating accidental discharge of its con
Either the case, the cover or both are provided with a
slot intersecting the edge thereof to provide an opening 35 tents.
from the interior of the container to the exterior.
To improve the utility of the ‘device of this invention,
The soft collapsible waterproof liner or bag comprises
an adaptor 23 made of metal, plastic or other material
an enlarged bag portion of a size and shape to conform
that is rigid enough to maintain its shape is employed.
with the shape of the interior of the container. This en
Preferably the adaptor will have a long narrow funnel
larged bag portion has integral therewith an elongated 40 portion 24 and a circular conduit portion 25. The
hose and the hose is positioned, and the slot or slots are
adaptor may be employed by sliding the beaded end
positioned so that all are in register and the hose may
portion of hose 26) over conduit 25 and holding it there
pass from the interior of the container through the slot
by such means as a split circular spring 26 as best shown
or slots when the entire device is assembled.
in FIG. 6. The split circular spring preferably con
The details of the various elements as well as the 45 stitutes a ring of metal or plastic capable of resiliently
mode of using them will be readily understood with
reference to the description of the accompanying draw
ings in which:
closing after being spread and having a slightly smaller
normal diameter than the diameter of conduit 25. When
installed as‘illustrated in FIG. 4, the spring will hold
hose 29 onto conduit 25 both by the spring pressure
FIG. 1 is a three-part exploded view of the elements
of the portable toilet;
50
PEG. 2 is a bottom view of the case portion of the
container assembly;
FIG. 3 is an isometric view of the assembled portable
toilet;
against conduit 25 and by mechanically engaging the
bead 21.
.
By maintaining the dimensions, that is the diameter of
hose 2t} and conduit 25, fairly small, for example less
than 1% inches, the device of this invention may be
FIG. 4 is an elevation partially sectioned view of the 55 flushed after use with a small quantity of water which
will not only Wash the interior of conduit 2% and hose 2%,
FIG. 5 is a top view of a suitable adaptor; and
but which will, in addition, provide the sealing liquid 22
FIG. 6 is an isometric view of a snap ring useful as
in the reverse bend of the hose. It is highly desirable to
hereinafter described.
construct conduit 25 at least 4 inches or longer so that
The portable toilet of this invention consists of a con 60 the interior of the folded-back portion of hose 20 under
tainer assembly and a bag assembly as essential ele
spring clip 16 is dry.
ments. The container assembly comprises a case it)
To use the toilet of this invention, it is initially installed
hose and adaptor;
and a cover or lid ill.
The case 19 is a shallow box
beneath a vehicle seat, adjacent a wall or in some other
which is constructed of metal, plastic, ceramic or other
place for which it may or may not be specially shaped.
material which is capable of containing a liquid in case 65 Before its ?rst use there is no need to seal the interior.
of accidental rupture of the waste bag. The case 10 is
When it is desired to use this device, the hose Ztl is ?tted
provided with magnets 12 embedded in the bottom or
with the adaptor and extended, preferably with an un
other portion thereof to restrain it against motion due
obstructed path to the interior of bag 18. After use the
to vehicular motion. The case shown in this embodi~
hose and adaptor may be ?ushed with a small quantity of
ment is also provided with a slot 13 and a carrying 70 water, if water is available, and a liquid seal placed in a
handle 14. The lid 11 is constructed to ?t over the case
reverse bend of the hose. The liquid seal is a perfect
and may be provided with a latch or lock means to
seal and represents a preferred use of this invention; how
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3. The toilet as described in claim 1 further character
ized in that both the case and the lid are $10 ted to be in
register when the container is assembled to provide an
opening for said hose near the uppcr surface of said con
ever, by sharply folding and holding hose 2%, a satisfac
tory mechanical seal may be provided as, for example,
the doubly folded hose under clip 16 as pictured in FIG. 3.
The toilet may be used and re-sealed any number of
tainer assembly.
times as described and when its capacity is reached, or
upon termination of the use of the vehicle, the device
4. The toilet as described in claim 1 further character
ized in that said hose terminates at one end in said bag
and at the other end in a beading.
may be emptied. Emptying is accomplished ?rst by re
moving the container from its place in the vehicle and,
remote from the vehicle, removing the lid. It may be
5. A vehicle toilet comprising in combination a con
tainer assembly including an open-topped case, a remov
able lid for said case and magnetic feet attached to and
convenient at this time to seal the tube with a clothes pin,
paper clip, spring clip or other clamping means. The
collapsible bag, which may still be in the open-topped
supporting said case, the vertical height of said container
assembly being less than about 4 inches, a slot in the
case, may then be taken to a point of disposal. During
edge of at least one of said case and said lid; a liner as
the entire emptying operation, there is never exposure to
sembly including a collapsed moisture-proof bag con
the contents of the bag.
tained within said case, an elongated ?lling hose for re
There may be many variations in the shape, size, man
ceiving human liquid Wastes integral with and opening
ner of fastening and relationship of the parts of the toilet
into said bag with said hose passing through said slot
within the scope of this invention. By Way of example,
and means on said lid for repeatedly removably holding
the case or lid may be ?rmly locked together and may be
attached to the vehicle with clips, hooks, nesting in re 20 and facilitating closing of said hose.
6. A vehicle toilet comprising in combination a con
cesses, bolts, etc. The bag may be of rubber, rubberized
tainer assembly including an open-topped case, a remov
fabric, plastic sheet material or other material that is wa
able lid for the open top and means on the lower por
ter-proof, scalable and inexpensive enough to be dis
tions of the open-topped case for restraining the assem
posable.
This invention provides a portable toilet that is compact 25 bly against movement caused by the motion of the vehi
cle, a slot in the edge of at least one of said case and
and concealable, that is unaffected by vehicular motion
said lid providing an opening into said container; a liner
and accidental spilling and one that may be installed,
assembly including an enclosed moisture-proof bag con
used, carried and ?nally disposed of Without exposing the
tained within said case, an elongated ?lling hose for re
user to the unsanitary and unpleasant Waste material
30 ceiving human liquid wastes integral with and opening
therein.
into said bag and passing through said slot and having a
Having described this invention, what is claimed is:
heading at its free end, a split circular spring and a sub
1. A vehicle toilet comprising in combination a con
stantially funnel-shaped adaptor cooperatively arranged
tainer assembly including an open-topped case, a remov_
with said hose with a cylindrical projecting duct extend
able lid for the open top and means on the lower por
ing from said adaptor into the end of said hose and said
tions of the open-topped case for restraining the assem
split circular spring engaging said beading and holding
bly against movement caused by the motion of the vehi
said hose against the adaptor duct with spring pressure,
cle, a slot in the edge of at least one of said case and said
lid providing an opening into said container; a liner as
and means on the lid for removably holding and facili
tating closing of said hose.
sembly including an enclosed moisture-proof bag con
tained within said case, an elongated ?lling hose for re
ceiving human liquid wastes integral with and opening
into said bag and passing through said slot, said hose
having releasably connected thereto a funnel-shaped
adaptor for directing said human liquid wastes, and
means on said lid for repeatedly removably holding and
facilitating closing of said hose.
2. The toilet as described in claim 1 further character
ized in that said means for holding said hose comprises
a spring clip.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
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l,95l,871
2,685,385
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2,861,718
Porter _______________ __ July 23,
Judah _______________ __ Mar. 20,
Kuss _________________ __ Aug. 3,
Enders ______________ __ July 31,
Winzen _____________ __ Nov. 25,
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