Abstract: A slimline shower waste device (10) for an integral waste water outlet (14) of a shower tray or shower former (16), comprises a hollow waste body (38) having a flattened portion (40) which defines a waste water cavity (42): a waste water inlet (44) for waste water now into the cavity (42) and which is provided on the flattened portion (40): and a circular wastewater outlet (46) for waste water flow out of the device (10). The circular waste water outlet (46) has a maximum internal diameter which is greater than a depth of the flattened portion (40).
Abstract: A shower tray has a trough along one or more sides of the tray and structure for clamping flexible floor covering material and/or a flexible edge of a ramp device in the trough(s). The clamping structure may comprise one or more elongate clamping elements and securement for fixing the clamping element(s) in the trough(s).
Abstract: A shower drainage system (10) comprises a shower tray or former (12), a waste water device (14) attached to a waste water outlet (16) of the shower tray or former (12), and a slimline waste conduit device (18) which extends from a waste water outlet (20) of the waste water device (14). The slimline waste conduit device (18) has a, or a total combined, hydraulic radius which is greater than the hydraulic radius of a single shower drainage pipe of circular cross-section having a diameter equivalent to the minor lateral dimension of the slimline waste conduit device.
Abstract: A sound generating device for invalid apparatus as herein defined comprises a monitoring circuit and an audible output device for outputting an audible indication corresponding to the status and/or relative proximity of the in use apparatus monitored by the monitoring circuit. Body soaking apparatus, a seat, a handle, and invalid apparatus having such a sound generating device are also provided.
Abstract: A pumped shower drain system (10) comprises a shower base (12), a waste water unit (14) provided on the shower base (12) and having a waste water inlet (28) and a waste water outlet (30), and a reciprocating water pump (20) for pumping water from the waste water unit (14) to a drain (22). The reciprocating water pump (20) includes: a pump housing (40) having a pump inlet (48) in liquid communication with the waste water outlet (30) of the waste water unit (14), and a pump outlet (50) in liquid communication with the drain (22); first and second inlet valve seals (56, 58) in spaced relationship; and first and second outlet valve seals (84, 86) in spaced relationship. Each set of inlet and outlet valve seals comprise different kinds of valve seals from each other, and are independently closable to close the pump inlet or outlet. Preferably, the inlet valve seals and/or the outlet valve seals have different modes of operation.
July 16, 2007
March 18, 2010
Robert William Stimpson, Graham Robin Lock, James Edward Self
Abstract: A hinge assembly (4) for the connection of two panels (10, 12) at their adjacent edge regions (8d) to allow said panels to rotate up to 360 degrees relative to one another, the hinge assembly comprising an elongate member (20) providing two opposing curved surfaces adjacent the edge of each panel, said member co-operating with at least one pair of intermeshed gears (24), the assembly including connector means (34) for attaching each panel to said member and a bubble seal (22) disposed between the edge of each panel and each curved surface of the member.
Abstract: An electric shower water heater unit for connection to a water supply and a mains electricity supply comprises a housing having a shower water outlet to which a shower hose is connectable; an electric water heater housed in the housing and fluidly connectable to a water supply outlet of the water supply and electrically connectable to the mains electricity supply, the electric water heater supplying water to the shower water outlet of the housing; a user-operable controller (20) for controlling a temperature and a flow rate of water supplied to the shower water outlet of the housing, and a control circuit which is housed in the housing and which controls the electric water heater based on inputs received from the user-operable controller (20). The user-operable controller includes a touch-pressure sensitive element (40, 49) for pressing by a user and which is in communication with the control circuit.
March 15, 2007
December 24, 2009
Robert William Stimpson, Yanchun Wang, James Edward Self, Graham Jones