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Jan. 15, 1963
M. E. EASLEY
3,073,937
TOILET SEAT
Filed Oct. 4, 1961
I NVENTOR.
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from a suitable ?exible waterproof cable 23 which elec
trically connects the heating wire 21 with the Wire 17.
The control box 115 is basically a junction box for this
connection, as shown at 26 and 27.
The lower portion of the groove 19 is ?lled with any
suitable plastic material 25 such as ?re clay or the like,
which will harden and secure the conduit in related as
3,973,937
TDHLET §EAT
Morris E. Easley, 12% E. Car'nino,
North Sacramento 25, (Calif.
Filed Get. 4, 1963., Ser. No. 142,323
1 Claim. (‘CL 219-419)
sembly with the seat.
.
An alternate manner of positioning the element 2% with~
l0 in the sea; is to embed the T 22 and the element 2% in
This invention relates to toilet seat, and has as its
the seat while the latter is being molded, thus eliminating
primary object the provision of an electrically heated
the groove 39 and the ?ller 25.
toilet seat for maintaining the seat in a comfortably warm
in a modi?ed form of the invention as shown in FIG. 3,
condition.
A primary object of the invention is the provision of an 15 there is provided a seat lilo which is substantially identical
in all respects to the seat ill with the exception of the
improved electric heating means comprising a single coil
fact
that the projection 15 is omitted and a cable 36 ex
positioned in a single groove interiorly of the seat for
tends directly from the heating element to the control
maintaining the required degree of heat for comfort.
box 27a, which is mounted on the wall, and which is in
A further object of the invention is the provision of a
turn connected to a suitable source of electricity 31. The
device of this character wherein the seat is especially 20 lid
id is conventional as is the toilet bowl 32.
molded with a projection extending therefrom carrying
From the foregoing it will now be seen that there is
the controls for the heating element, such projection being
herein provided an improved toilet seat construction which
so positioned as not to interfere with the raising or lower
accomplishes all the objects of this invention, and others,
ing of the seat.
A further object of the invention is the provision of 25 including many advantages of great practical utility.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive
an alternative construction wherein such projection is
eliminated, and the control box is mounted on the wall
adjacent the toilet seat.
-
concept, and as many modi?cations may be made in the
embodiment hereinbefore shown and described, it is to
be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted
A further object of the invention is the provision of a
as illustrative, and not in a limiting sense.
device of this character which constitutes ‘an improve 30 merely
I claim:
ment over my prior Patent No. 2,972,034 dated Febru
An electrically heated hinged toilet seat having integral
ary 14, 1961.
ly
positioned therin an electrical heating element, the
Still other objects reside in the combinations of ele
ends of said heating element extending into a T positioned
ments, arrangements of parts, and features of construc
tion, all as will be more fully shown hereinafter and dis 35 at a point adjacent the rear of the seat and offset from i
closed in the accompanying drawing wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a top plan view partially in elevation and
the hinges thereof, a ?exible waterproof cable electrically
connecting the ends of said heating element with a source
of electrical current, said cable being mechanically con
nected with said T, said seat comprising a solid body
bodying the instant inventive concept.
PEGURE 2 is a sectional view taken substantially along 40 having a single groove extending through the lower sur
the line 2-2 of FIG. 1 as viewed in the direction indicated
face of the body and extending inwardly therefrom, with
by the arrows; and
said electrical heating element and said T being contained
FIGURE 3 is a side elevational view of a modi?ed
in said groove, a ?reproof self~bonding material ?lling
form of construction shown on a reduced scale.
the underside of said groove and retaining said element
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts
and said T securely in position, a projection integrally
throughout the several views of the drawings.
45 formed with the seat and having a cavity therein, and a
Having reference now to the drawings in ‘detail, there
junction box seated in said cavity, said junction box
is shown at in a toilet seat of conventional con?guration
connecting said Waterproof cable with an electrical cord
having a pair of rearwardly projecting lugs 11 through
connected to said source of electrical current.
which extends a hinge pin 12 mounting the seat for piv
otal mounting and ?ttings 13 in conventional manner. 50
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
The usual lid or cover 14; is also provided and suitably
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hinged for independent folding in the conventional man
partially in section of one form of heated toilet seat em
ner.
In the form of construction disclosed in FIGS. 1
and 2, the seat is provided with a substantially triangular
projection 15, which is interiorly hollowed to provide 55
space for a control box 16, which is supplied with elec
trical current through a wire 17 having a conventional
plug 18 thereon. A single groove 19 is cut in the under
side of the seat, and contains an electrical heating ele
ment generally indicated at 26 including a coil of heating 60
wire 21 which extends from and returns to a T 22 also
embedded within the seat. The T 22 has extended there
2,445,086
2,458,019
2,460,543
Rodwick _____________ __ July 13, 1948
Niles _________________ __ Jan. 4, 1949
Spierer _______________ __ Feb. 1, 1949
2,593,087
2,800,563
2,972,034
Baggett _____________ __ Apr. 15, 1952
Browne et al __________ __ July 23, 1957
Easley ______________ _._ Feb. 14, 1961
110,261
Australia ____________ __ Mar. 28, 1940
547,989
Italy ________________ _._ Sept. 17, 1956
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