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(12) Brevet: (11) CA 2707760
(54) Titre français: DISPOSITIF D'APPRENTISSAGE DE LA PROPRETE POUR GARCONS
(54) Titre anglais: POTTY TRAINING DEVICE FOR BOYS

Abrégé français

Un dispositif d'apprentissage de la propreté à utiliser sur les toilettes a une cible fixée de manière amovible à une tige pliée fixée de manière pivotante à des dispositifs de serrage. Les dispositifs de serrage se fixent sur la bordure d'un bol. Lorsqu'un siège annulaire est abaissé, il appuie sur un bouton qui fait pivoter la tige du centre du bol vers son côté. Lorsque le siège annulaire est levé, le bouton est relâché tandis que la tige pivote afin d'amener la cible vers le centre du bol.


Abrégé anglais

A potty training device for use on toilets has a target releasably attached to a bent rod which is pivotally attached to a clamping means. The clamping means clamps onto a rim of a bowl. When an annular seat is lowered, it depresses a button which pivots the rod from the center of the bowl towards its side. When the annular seat is raised, the button is released and the rod rotates so as to bring the target towards the center of the bowl.


Note : Les revendications sont présentées dans la langue officielle dans laquelle elles ont été soumises.


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CLAIMS

1.) A potty training device for removable attachment to a bowl portion of
a common toilet; said potty training device comprising a target member
connected to an end portion of a bent rod member;
said bent rod member connected to a rotating device;
said rotating device being connected to a clamping member which is
adapted to be removably attached to said bowl portion of said common
toilet; said rotating device including a button member adapted to be
depressed by an annular seat member of said toilet, such that when
said annular seat member depresses said button member said rotating
device is forced to rotate thereby rotating said bent rod and target with
respect to said clamping member.

2.) The potty training device of claim 1, wherein said rotating device
includes a cam member that is mechanically interconnected with said
bent rod member, and a biasing spring member; and said button
member includes a plunger portion, such that when said button member
is depressed by said annular seat member, it contacts and rotates said
cam member and said bent rod member, and said plunger portion
compresses said biasing spring member;
and such that when said annular seat member is lifted and said button
member is released, said biasing spring member pushes up the plunger
portion, said cam member, and said button, and thereby rotates the bent
rod member back to its original position.

3.) The potty training device of claim 1, wherein said bent rod member
has two bends that are bent in opposite directions, thereby forming a
shape resembling the letter S.


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4.) The potty training device of claim 1, wherein said clamping member
includes a threaded member and a threaded fastener, such that said
clamping member is adapted to securely grip onto a rim portion of said
bowl portion of said common toilet.

5.) The potty training device of claim 2, wherein said biasing spring
member is formed as a coil spring.

6.) The potty training device of claim 2, wherein said plunger portion is
formed integrally with said button member.

7.) The potty training device of claim 1, wherein said target member can
be formed in the shape of an insect chosen from a list of insects that
includes a fly.

8.) A combination of a toilet member and a potty training device for
removable attachment to a bowl portion of said toilet member; said
combination comprising a toilet member including a bowl portion having
a rim, and an annular seat member; and said potty training device
comprising a target member connected to an end portion of a bent rod
member;
said bent rod member connected to a rotating device; said rotating
device being connected to a clamping member which is removably
attached to a rim portion of said bowl portion of said toilet member, such
that said target member is positioned in the center of said bowl portion;
said rotating device including a button member adapted to be depressed
by said annular seat member of said toilet, such that when said annular
seat member depresses said button member said rotating device is
forced to rotate thereby rotating said bent rod and target with respect to
said clamping member and thereby moving said target member out from


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the center of said bowl member and closer to a side wall of said bowl
member.

9.) The potty training device of claim 8, wherein said rotating device
includes a cam member that is mechanically interconnected with said
bent rod member, and a biasing spring member; and said button
member includes a plunger portion, such that when said button member
is depressed by said annular seat member, it contacts and rotates said
cam member and said bent rod member, and said plunger portion
compresses said biasing spring member; and such that when said
annular seat member is lifted and said button member is released, said
biasing spring member pushes up the plunger portion, said cam
member, and said button, and thereby rotates the bent rod member
back to its original position at the center of said bowl member.

10.) The potty training device of claim 8, wherein said bent rod member
has two bends that are bent in opposite directions, thereby forming a
shape resembling the letter S and thereby positioning said target
member in a position that is lower than said rim portion and inside said
bowl portion.

11.) The potty training device of claim 8, wherein said clamping member
includes a threaded member and a threaded fastener, such that said
clamping member is adapted to securely grip onto said rim portion of
said bowl portion of said toilet.

12.) The potty training device of claim 9, wherein said biasing spring
member is formed as a coil spring.

13.) The potty training device of claim 9, wherein said plunger portion is
formed integrally with said button member.


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14.) The potty training device of claim 8, wherein said target member
can be formed in the shape of an insect chosen from a list of insects
that includes a fly.

Note : Les descriptions sont présentées dans la langue officielle dans laquelle elles ont été soumises.


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Potty training device for boys

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[001] The present invention relates generally to toilet devices but more
particularly to a device to train boys on how to use a toilet.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[002] There are many techniques that have been devised over the years to
motivate young boys to pee without spraying all over the place but they
don't offer much advantages over not giving any specific training. Public

urinals in Singapore that have pictures of flies painted in them have
been found to reduce cleaning by 80% simply because it gives
something to aim at.

15SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[003] In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known devices
now present in the prior art, the present invention, which will be
described subsequently in greater detail, is to provide objects and
advantages which are:


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[0041 To provide for a device that trains boys by making it a game of skills.
[005] To attain these ends, the present invention generally comprises a target

member connected to an end portion of a bent rod member,the bent rod
member connected to a rotating device. The rotating device being
connected to a clamping member which is adapted to be removably

attached to the bowl portion of the common toilet; the rotating device
including a button member adapted to be depressed by an annular seat
member of the toilet, such that when the annular seat member
depresses the button member the rotating device is forced to rotate

thereby rotating the bent rod and target with respect to the clamping
member.

[006] In a preferred embodiment, the rotating device includes a cam member
that is mechanically interconnected with the bent rod member, and a
biasing spring member; and the button member includes a plunger

portion, such that when the button member is depressed by the annular
seat member, it contacts and rotates the cam member and the bent rod
member, and the plunger portion compresses the biasing spring
member. When the annular seat member is lifted and the button
member is released, the biasing spring member pushes up the plunger

portion, the cam member, and the button, and thereby rotates the bent
rod member back to its original position.


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[007] The bent rod member has two bends that are bent in opposite
directions, thereby forming a shape resembling the letter S.

[008] The clamping member includes a threaded member and a threaded
fastener, such that the clamping member is adapted to securely grip
onto a rim portion of the bowl portion of the common toilet.

[009] The biasing spring member is formed as a coil spring.

[0010] The plunger portion is formed integrally with the button member.

[0011] The target member can be formed in the shape of an insect chosen from
a list of insects that includes a fly.

10[0012] A combination of a toilet member and a potty training device for
removable attachment to a bowl portion of the toilet member; the
combination comprising a toilet member including a bowl portion having
a rim, and an annular seat member; and the potty training device
comprising a target member connected to an end portion of a bent rod

member;. The bent rod member connected to a rotating device; the
rotating device being connected to a clamping member which is
removably attached to a rim portion of the bowl portion of the toilet
member, such that the target member is positioned in the center of the
bowl portion; the rotating device including a button member adapted to


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be depressed by the annular seat member of the toilet, such that when
the annular seat member depresses the button member the rotating
device is forced to rotate thereby rotating the bent rod and target with
respect to the clamping member and thereby moving the target member

out from the center of the bowl member and closer to a side wall of the
bowl member.

[0013] There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important
features of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof
that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present

contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional
features of the invention that will be described hereinafter and which will
form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

[0014] In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the
invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited
in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements

of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in
the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of
being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be
understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are

for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.


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[0015] As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception,
upon
which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the
designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the
several purposes of the present invention. It is important, therefore, that

5 the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions
insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present
invention.

[0016] These together with other objects of the invention, along with the
various
features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with
particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this

disclosure. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating
advantages and the specific objects attained by its uses, reference
should be made to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter
which contains illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.


BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0017] Figs. I a-b Front view of the invention in context and detail,
respectively, of the invention.

[0018] Figs. 2a-b Front and top views, respectively, of the invention.


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[0019] Figs. 3a-b Top views of the device in function and out of function,
respectively.

[0020] Figs. 4a-c Top, see-through and cutaway views, respectively, of the
invention when the button is released.

5[0021] Figs. 5a-c Top, see-through and cutaway views, respectively, of the
invention when the button is depressed.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0022] A potty training device (10) is installed within a bowl (12) of a
toilet (14).
The potty training device (10) consists of a target (16) releasably
attached to a bent rod (18) which is pivotally attached to a clamping

means (20). The clamping means (20) clamps onto a rim (22) of the
bowl (12). When an annular seat (26) is lowered, it depresses a button
(24) which forms part of a rotating device (25) and which pivots the bent
rod (18) from the center of the bowl (12) (as seen in fig. 3a) towards its

side (as seen in fig. 3b). When the annular seat (26) is raised, the button
(24) is released and the bent rod (18) rotates so as to bring the target
(16) towards the center of the bowl (12) (as seen in fig. 3a).

[0023] In order to pivot the bent rod (18) between the two positions, the
button
(24) is either depressed or released. When depressed, the button (24)


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itself pushes downwardly against a cam member (28). The cam member
(28) has the bent rod (18) extending perpendicularly thereof. The
sloping shape of the cam member (28) in cooperation with the button
(24) induces the rotation when the button (24) is pushed downwardly. A

plunger (27) extends integrally from the button (24) and presses against
a biasing means (30), preferably in the shape of an coil spring. The
biasing means (30) pushes the button (24) upwardly when no pressure
is applied, such as when the annular seat (26) is raised.

[0024] [0017] The target (16) can be of any shape, although it seems that
flies
seem to be a popular shape. The material is of course suited for its
intended use which includes elastomers or resins.

[0025] [0018] The clamping means (20) is similar to clamping means as known
in the art and need not be further discussed except that it is preferably
variable in nature by way of a threaded means. The surfaces making

contact with the rim (22) can optionally be made of peel off adhesives to
increase adherence.

[0026] As to a further discussion of the manner of usage and operation of the
present invention, the same should be apparent from the above
description. Accordingly, no further discussion relating to the manner of
usage and operation will be provided.


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[0027] With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that
the
optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to
include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of
operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious

to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those
illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are
intended to be encompassed by the present invention.

[0028] Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and
changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to

limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and
described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents
may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.


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Titre Date
Date de délivrance prévu 2014-08-26
(22) Dépôt 2010-06-29
(41) Mise à la disponibilité du public 2011-12-29
Requête d'examen 2013-01-04
(45) Délivré 2014-08-26

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Dernier paiement 2018-06-20 100,00 $
Prochain paiement si taxe applicable aux petites entités 2019-07-02 100,00 $
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Requête d'examen 400,00 $ 2013-01-04
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Taxe de maintien en état - Demande - nouvelle loi 4 2014-06-30 50,00 $ 2014-05-15
Taxe Finale 150,00 $ 2014-06-10
Taxe de maintien en état - brevet - nouvelle loi 5 2015-06-29 100,00 $ 2015-06-10
Taxe de maintien en état - brevet - nouvelle loi 6 2016-06-29 100,00 $ 2016-06-08
Taxe de maintien en état - brevet - nouvelle loi 7 2017-06-29 100,00 $ 2017-06-07
Taxe de maintien en état - brevet - nouvelle loi 8 2018-06-29 100,00 $ 2018-06-20
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Abrégé 2010-06-29 1 11
Description 2010-06-29 8 203
Revendications 2010-06-29 4 107
Dessins 2010-06-29 4 85
Dessins représentatifs 2011-11-02 1 5
Page couverture 2011-12-23 1 29
Page couverture 2014-08-07 1 29
Correspondance 2010-07-27 1 13
Cession 2010-06-29 2 70
Taxes 2012-05-25 1 21
Poursuite-Amendment 2013-01-04 1 22
Taxes 2013-06-25 1 21
Taxes 2014-05-15 1 22
Correspondance 2014-06-10 1 22
Taxes 2015-06-10 1 28
Taxes 2016-06-08 1 29
Taxes 2017-06-07 1 29
Correspondance 2017-06-07 1 29
Taxes 2018-06-20 1 27