Patent Number: 6,167,576

Title: Ventilated toilet seat

Abstract: A ventilated toilet seat assembly for evacuating noxious odors from within a toilet bowl. The ventilated toilet seat defines an external channel on the lower surface thereof between a pair of concentric risers, including an innermost riser and an outermost riser, each being configured to form a seal along the surface of the toilet bowl when the ventilated toilet seat is lowered into engagement therewith. The innermost riser defines a plurality of openings to provide for fluid communication from within the toilet bowl to the channel. An outlet is defined between the external channel and a hinge assembly, which includes a hinge post for mounting the ventilated toilet seat to a conventional toilet. The hinge post defines an internal conduit for evacuating the air within the toilet to an external location. The ventilated toilet seat may include a toilet seat upper and a riser plate secured thereto and which defines the concentric risers on the bottom surface thereof

Inventors: Sollami; Jimmie L. (Herrin, IL)


International Classification: A47K 13/00 (20060101); A47K 13/30 (20060101); E03D 9/05 (20060101); E03D 9/04 (20060101); E03D 009/04 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018