Patents Assigned to LIXIL Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190032319
    Abstract: In a flush toilet, a base plate, in which a function unit is installed, is provided on a recessed portion formed on a rear upper surface of a toilet bowl of a toilet main body. Hole portions that are open downward are provided in the recessed portion. The base plate is provided with bottomed protrusion portions fitted into the hole portions and accommodates a part of the function unit. Flow channels are provided between the base plate and the recessed portion, so that water inside the toilet bowl is discharged to a floor surface from the flow channels from the hole portions before the water overflows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Saori ICHIHARA, Isato HIRASAWA, Tomoya SASAKI, Takeya ICHIYANAGI, Makoto SARUTA
  • Publication number: 20190000284
    Abstract: A toilet seat/toilet lid device includes a toilet seat and a toilet lid that are provided to be pivotable with respect to a toilet between an erected state and a laid state; a toilet seat drive device that is configured to cause the toilet seat to pivot; a toilet seat pivot shaft that extends from the toilet seat drive device to one side of the toilet in a width direction, pivotably supports the toilet seat and supports the toilet lid; a toilet lid drive device that is configured to cause the toilet lid to pivot; and a toilet lid pivot shaft that extends from the toilet lid drive device to the other side of the toilet in the width direction, pivotably supports the toilet lid, and supports the toilet seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Yudai MORIKAWA, Isato HIRASAWA
  • Publication number: 20180368818
    Abstract: Provided is a toilet device that obtains a more detailed estimation result of a health condition. A toilet device (1) includes a toilet body (10) that includes a toilet bowl part (11), a camera (20) that photographs feces discharged and falling into the toilet bowl part (11) in time series and acquires a plurality of still images of the feces, and a fecal properties estimation part (30) that estimates a change in property of the feces from the plurality of still images acquired by the camera (20). The toilet device (1) estimates the change ire the property of the feces from the still images of the feces photographed in time series by the camera (20). Therefore, it is possible to obtain more detailed information on a user's health condition, in particular, the health condition of a digestive system (an intestinal environment).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: LIXIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji OGURI, Emi UEDA, Michitarou MAKI, Haruyuki MIZUNO, Haruki KAWANAKA, Atsushi ISOMURA, Chizuru HONDA
  • Patent number: 10145094
    Abstract: A sanitary apparatus includes: a fan; an air-blowing passage provided on a downstream side from the fan and includes a first air-blowing passage and a second air-blowing passage partitioned from each other; a heater for heating air of the first air-blowing passage; and an ion generating device generating ions to be carried by the air blowing of the second air-blowing passage, in which the ion generating device is installed on a downstream side from the heater so that the generated ions join the air blown from the first air-blowing passage by the air blowing of the second air-blowing passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lixil Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Komatsu, Hiroaki Watanabe, Yasuyuki Furutani
  • Patent number: 10136775
    Abstract: A toilet bowl apparatus includes: a toilet bowl main body; a functional part installed at an upper section of the toilet bowl main body; a seal member attached to at least one of the toilet bowl main body and the functional part and disposed in a gap between the toilet bowl main body and the functional part, and the seal member includes a soft seal body and an elastic body covered by the soft seal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Lixil Corporation
    Inventors: Saori Ichihara, Isato Hirasawa, Yasuhiro Kondo, Takeya Ichiyanagi
  • Patent number: 10132063
    Abstract: A water discharge device comprising a water discharge member formed with a slit-like discharge port and a discharge path, wherein the discharge path is formed with a reservoir chamber for holding, as reserve water, water flowing into the discharge path from its upstream side, and is formed with a constricting flow path that sends forth the reserve water in the reservoir chamber to the discharge port, and lateral surfaces on either side of the discharge path in its width direction are formed such that a path width of the discharge path spreads as approaching its discharge port side from its reservoir chamber side, and is formed such that the angle formed by an imaginary line paralleling the width direction of the discharge port and, on the lateral surfaces, a tangent line passing over the discharge port's opening rim is greater than or equal to 45° and less than 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LIXIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masako Nagayanagi, Mayumi Idota, Yuichiro Ichikawa, Masashi Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20180320345
    Abstract: An automatic faucet according to the present invention includes a holding portion (6) which holds a water discharge head (3) by fitting a rear end side (3b) of the water discharge head (3) to the support body (1) to be detachable and be capable of being drawn out therefrom and a guide portion (8) which protrudes forward in a drawing out direction (T1) of the water discharge head (3) and engages when the drawn-out water discharge head (3) is returned to a distal end side of the support body (1) to guide the water discharge head (3) in a direction along the drawing out direction (T1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicants: Lixil Corporation, Lixil Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Narumi, Shogo Sato, Shinya Sakata, Kazuyuki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20180291607
    Abstract: A bubble generator includes an ejector including a flow passage, a water supplier that supplies water into the flow passage, an air supplier that supplies air into the flow passage, a cleaner supplier that supplies a cleaner into the flow passage, and a bubble discharger that discharges bubbles generated by mixing the water, the air, and the cleaner; a water supply device that supplies water to the flow passage via the water supplier, and a cleaner supply device that supplies the cleaner to the flow passage via the cleaner supplier. The cleaner supplier is formed on a lower surface of the flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu SHIMASAKI, Kouji FUKUYA, Masato WAKABAYASHI, Shuhei HAIDA, Koji SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180282989
    Abstract: A toilet bowl portion, a rim portion that forms a peripheral portion of an upper end opening of the toilet bowl portion, a first rim water discharge port formed on an inner circumferential wall portion of the rim portion, and a first rim water passage that is formed on the outer circumferential side of the toilet bowl portion and is for supplying washing water to the first rim water discharge port are provided, and the first rim water passage has a turned-back portion that guides washing water to turn back from one side to the other side in the circumferential direction of the toilet bowl portion, a portion of an outbound portion and a portion of an inbound portion that continue to the turned-back portion being arranged while being lined up in the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro KONDO, Yukimitsu INAGE
  • Publication number: 20180266092
    Abstract: A flush toilet includes a toilet bowl part, flush water conduits that guides flush water toward the toilet bowl part, a bubble passage provided separately from the flush water conduits, the bubble passage that guides bubbles toward the toilet bowl part, and a bubble generator provided in the bubble passage, the bubble generator that generates bubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji FUKUYA, Hirokazu SHIMASAKI, Masato WAKABAYASHI, Shuhei HAIDA, Koji SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180258628
    Abstract: A flush toilet is provided with a toilet main unit and a functional unit. The toilet main unit has a toilet bowl and an upper surface portion on which a recessed portion is formed. The functional unit is provided on the rear side of the toilet bowl and offers a function different from a function for washing the toilet bowl. The functional unit is able to move between an entering position where at least a portion of the functional unit is located inside the recessed portion and a retreating position where the entire functional unit is located outside the recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Akiya SAEKI, Hiroaki WATANABE, Tomoya SASAKI, Ryuichi YOKOI
  • Patent number: 10072403
    Abstract: A human body sensor has a light emitting portion to emit light to an object, a light reception portion to receive the light reflected from the object, a light reception amount determiner, a distance measurement determiner, a moving object determiner, and a detection determiner. When an amount of the reflected light is a threshold or more under the detection state, the detection determiner determines to switch the determination from the detection state to the non-detection state under a condition that the distance measurement determiner determines that the detection target does not exist, and when an amount of the reflected light is less than the predetermined threshold under the detection state, the detection determiner determines to switch the determination from the detection state to the non-detection state under a condition that the moving object determiner determines that the object does not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Lixil Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Shirai, Azumi Kamata
  • Publication number: 20180245326
    Abstract: This toilet deodorizing method includes forming a lateral swirl flow of air laterally swirling along an inner surface of a toilet main body and a traversal flow of air traversing the inside of the toilet main body, by discharging air into the toilet main body of a toilet through a discharge port and suctioning air in the toilet main body through a suction port; and deodorizing an odor in the toilet main body by using a deodorizing cartridge (deodorizing device) for eliminating an odorous component of air which flows due to the lateral swirl flow and the traversal flow and is suctioned through the suction port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Tingjian GONG, Hiroaki WATANABE, Toshihiko KOMATSU, Yasuyuki FURUTANI, Masato WAKABAYASHI, Tomoya SASAKI, Hirokazu SHIMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180245324
    Abstract: A flush toilet of the present invention includes a bowl; a toilet drainage water pathway which communicates with the bowl and a drainage water socket and into which a cleaning water flows from the bowl; and a valve portion which includes a rotating axis and a flapper, and which is configured to open and close the toilet drainage water pathway, the rotating axis being provided in the toilet drainage water pathway, the flapper being connected to the rotating axis and being provided so as to be capable of rotating about the rotating axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Reo SEIKE, Kouji FUKUYA, Kazuya YASHIMA, Takamasa INA, Yousuke BAN
  • Publication number: 20180245325
    Abstract: A toilet device with which a detergent tank and a pipe member connection part of a pipe member supplying a detergent to a toilet can be connected to each other without a movement of the detergent tank includes a detergent tank including a detergent tank discharge opening and a pipe member connection part connecting the detergent tank and a pipe member having a detergent supply path through which a detergent is supplied to a toilet portion after the detergent is supplied from the detergent tank to each other by being connected to the detergent tank discharge opening, in which the pipe member connection part constitutes a sliding structure advancing and retreating with respect to the detergent tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventor: Koki HASHINOKUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180245321
    Abstract: A remote controller is mounted detachably on a wall surface of a toilet room. The remote controller is provided with a housing, an operation button unit, and a control substrate. The housing is mounted on the wall surface such that a back surface portion is substantially parallel with the wall surface. The operation button unit is arranged on the housing. The control substrate is arranged inside the housing and controls a flush toilet in response to operation received by the operation button unit. The housing is formed so as to become thicker toward the lower side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu SHIMASAKI, Miyoko TATEISHI, Masashi ISHIKAWA, Kenji KOTOUGE
  • Publication number: 20180238037
    Abstract: A toilet device includes a private part cleaning device, a warm air dying device, and a shutter and, when drying a private part using the warm air drying device, the shutter is configured to rotate such that a rear surface is directed toward an upper side and open an outlet, and the warm air drying device is configured to blow out warm air from the outlet to the rear surface of the shutter directed to the upper side and to cause the warm air guided by the shutter to be blown out to the private part side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko KOMATSU, Hiroaki WATANABE, Yasuyuki FURUTANI, Ryosuke NAKAMURA, Tomoya SASAKI
  • Patent number: D826387
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, LIXIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Masuda, Hideaki Tsuzuki, Daisuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: D838351
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LIXIL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichiro Yoshihara
  • Patent number: D840000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LIXIL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichiro Yoshihara