Patents Assigned to Masco Corporation
  • Publication number: 20150348392
    Abstract: A water leak detector including a housing defining a retention reservoir, and a coupler connected to the housing and configured to secure the housing to a water pipe. A switch is supported by the housing and is configured to detect water at a predetermined level within the reservoir. An indicator may be an electrical communication with the switch to provide an indication to a user when water has reached the predetermined level within the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Daniel C. Burtner, Garry Robin Marty, Paul V. Patton, Joel D. Sawaski
  • Patent number: 9103478
    Abstract: A quick-connect fitting includes a polymeric first connector in fluid communication with a first component, and a polymeric second connector in fluid communication with a second component. The first connector is either a male fitting or a female fitting, and the other of the male fitting and female fitting is the second connector. The female fitting includes a longitudinal cylindrical cavity having therein a retaining ring retaining an o-ring, and the male fitting includes a cylindrical body and a tubular sealing element extending longitudinally therefrom positionable within the polymeric female fitting and o-ring in sealing engagement. The quick connect fitting includes a clip pivotably connected to the second connector moving between a first position connecting the female fitting to the male fitting when the male fitting is positioned within the female fitting and a second position in which the male fitting is removable from the female fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignees: Mercury Plastics, Inc., Masco Corporation
    Inventors: Earl Christian, Jr., William Blue, Scott R. Gardner, William Shane Hochstetler
  • Publication number: 20150158047
    Abstract: An adjustable shower system including a support tube configured to be fluidly coupled to a shower arm, and a main body supported for sliding movement along the support tube. A shower head is supported by the main body and is fluidly coupled to the support tube. A brake is configured to releasably secure the main body at one of a plurality vertical positions along the support tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: MASCO CORPORATION OF INDIANA
    Inventors: Brian Wayne Johnson, Paul V. Patton, Anthony G. Spangler, Daniel S. Genord
  • Patent number: 9027176
    Abstract: An example bathing area surround includes panels having a slot flange and a hook flange. A hook-like projection on the hook flange of a first panel is extendable into a slot on the slot flange of a second panel. Another example bathing area surround includes the slot flange on a first bathing panel and the hook flange on a second bathing panel, and a seal located on at least one of the slot flange or the hook flange. The seal may comprise foam. The foam may be compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Dabrowski
  • Patent number: 9009881
    Abstract: A retainer assembly for a shower surround includes a first frame arm, a second frame arm, an arcuate frame section, a stop and a retainer. The arcuate frame section interconnects the first frame arm and the second frame arm. The stop extends from the first frame arm, and is substantially between the first frame arm and the second frame arm. The retainer arm extends from the arcuate frame section in a direction that is generally opposite from the first frame arm and the second frame arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Sisk
  • Patent number: 8990974
    Abstract: A overmold fitting is coupled to a fluid conduit. The overmold fitting may include a first portion and a spaced apart second portion proximate a first end of the fluid conduit. The first portion may be an end ring and the second portion may be a retention ring. The overmold fitting may include a visual indicator to provide an indication of the fluid to be used with the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Masco Corporation of Indiana, Mercury Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt J. Thomas, Derek A. Brown, Brian A. Enlow
  • Patent number: 8973612
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device including an electronic faucet having a plurality of faucet components, and a primary capacitive sensor coupled to at least one of the faucet components and providing a primary output signal. At least one secondary capacitive sensor is located on or near an item which causes unintended effects on the output signal from the primary capacitive sensor and provides a secondary output signal. A controller determines a difference signal between the primary and secondary output signals of the primary and secondary capacitive sensors to control operation of the electronic faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Joel D. Sawaski, Adam M. Devries, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20150039500
    Abstract: A method for invoice agent coupling includes, among other things, receiving a service invoice generated by a primary service provider and receiving an authorization of payment of the service invoice. Additional steps include receiving a request for early payment authorization, and transmitting a services payment to the primary service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: MASCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Doyle Byrne, Steven James Horler, Scott A. Halpert
  • Patent number: 8944093
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device includes a waterway assembly, a valve assembly, and a waterway adapter that fluidly couples the waterway assembly to the valve assembly. An illustrative waterway adapter may be constructed of a polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Masco Corporation of Indiana, Mercury Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Veros, Timothy J. Sailors, Jr., Alfred C. Nelson, Kurt J. Thomas
  • Patent number: D722136
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Adriana Teresa McNinch
  • Patent number: D722137
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Adriana Teresa McNinch
  • Patent number: D722138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Adriana Teresa McNinch
  • Tub
    Patent number: D725242
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Anthony Spangler
  • Tub
    Patent number: D725243
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Anthony Spangler
  • Patent number: D725741
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Seth Fritz
  • Tub
    Patent number: D725754
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Anthony Spangler
  • Patent number: D725756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Sarah Streitwieser
  • Tub
    Patent number: D726291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Anthony Spangler
  • Tub
    Patent number: D726292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Anthony Spangler
  • Tub
    Patent number: D726293
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventor: Anthony Spangler