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They Invented What? (No. 22)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on November 1, 2006

U.S. Pat. No. 6,125,480:  Vehicle mounted toilet seat.

  toilet

What is claimed is:

1. A frame for supporting a toilet seat, comprising a horizontal extension member having a first end and a second end,
a horizontal back rail connected to the extension member second end, the back rail having a first and second end, the back rail connected to the extension member at a point between the back rail’s first and second end,
the back rail having mounting apertures,
said mounting apertures being approximately five and one half inches part,
a left arm extending from the back rail first end,
a right arm extending from the back rail second end,
the extension member is a 2 inch square tube,
the back rail is a 1.5 inch square tube,
the extension member second end having a 1.5 inch notch, and
the back rail seated in the notch.

2. The frame according to claim 1, further comprising means for attaching the frame to a trailer hitch at the extension member first end.

3. The frame according to claim 1, wherein the left and right arms are perpendicular to the back rail.

4. The frame according to claim 1, wherein the left and right arms are at an 84 degree angle to the back rail.

5. A vehicle mounted toilet seat, comprising:
an extension member for attachment to a vehicle mounted trailer hitch, said extension member having a top surface,
a seating frame comprises a back rail attached to the extension member, said seating frame having a top surface, said extension member top surface being substantially coplanar with said seating frame top surface,
a toilet seat mounted to the seating frame’s top surface,
the extension member is a 2 inch square tube,
the back rail is a 1.5 inch square tube,
the extension member second end having a 1.5 inch notch, and
the back rail seated in the notch.

6. The vehicle mounted toilet seat of claim 5, wherein the seating frame comprises left and right arms extending from the back rail.

7. The frame according to claim 6, wherein the left and right arms are perpendicular to the back rail.

8. The frame according to claim 6, wherein the left and right arms are at an 84 degree angle to the back rail.

9. The vehicle mounted toilet seat of claim 5, wherein:
the toilet seat has two mounting bolts,
the seating frame has two apertures, and the bolts engage the apertures to secure the toilet seat to the seating frame.

10. The vehicle mounted toilet seat of claim 5, further comprising an aperture at a first end of the extension member.

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