Patents Assigned to Neoperl GmbH
  • Publication number: 20190301148
    Abstract: A sanitary unit (1, 116, 118) is provided which has a sleeve-shaped outlet mouthpiece (2), which (2) can be installed on a water outlet of a sanitary outlet fitting and has a sleeve interior, into which is inserted a sanitary functional unit (5) with at least one functional element (5), which (5) has a component (6), which (6) can be adjusted between at least two functional positions, by an externally accessible handle, via a transmission element (9) which is guided in an axially displaceable manner in the functional element (5). The handle is configured in the form of an actuating element (7) which is retained in a displaceable manner on the outer circumference of a sub-region, forming part of the outlet mouthpiece (2), which projects beyond the water outlet of the outlet fitting, and the actuating element (7), which serves as a handle has a water-jet-permeable or water-jet-guiding outlet structure (8) held on it that connects the actuating element (7) to the transmission element (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Schurle, Dietmar Walser, Alexander Stein
  • Patent number: 10428980
    Abstract: A sanitary line attachment (1) is provided which is of sleeve-shaped design in at least one front end region (6) and, in the sleeve interior of the sleeve-shaped front end region (6), bears an internal thread (7) for attachment to an adjacent line portion, wherein at least one sealing ring (9) is clamped in a sealing manner between the adjacent line portion and the line attachment. On the ring outer circumference of the sealing ring at least one holding projection (10) protrudes, which holding projection (10) engages in the internal thread (7) in the sleeve interior of the sleeve-shaped front end region (6). The sealing ring (9) is produced from a dimensionally stable and/or inelastic material, and the sealing ring (9) has at least one and preferably at least two indentations (11) which are arranged at a distance from one another on the ring inner circumference and are designed as tool engagement surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventor: Werner Kury
  • Patent number: 10415218
    Abstract: A sanitary fitted element (1) which can be inserted into the water outlet of a sanitary outlet fitting and is held releasably there. A characteristic feature of the fitted element (1) according to the invention is that said fitted element has an adjusting device for changing the clear sectional area of flow of the fitted element (1) and/or the discharge rate, which adjusting device is actuable via at least one control element (8) which is arranged actuably on the inflow side of the fitted element (1) and/or on the outflow side thereof. The fitted element (1) according to the invention can be used in a versatile manner in order to reduce the outlay on production and stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventors: Keith Hart, Gerhard Blum, Marc Tempel, Christoph Weis
  • Patent number: 10407885
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tap aerator (1) comprising a mounting housing and containing, in said mounting housing (2), an insert part that is designed as a jet divider and diffuser (7) which interacts with a diffuser ring (8). The annular retainer regions (7a) and (8a) of said diffuser (7) and diffuser ring (8), each arranged on the largest outer circumference, are located, when in a use position, in the interior of the mounting housing (2) at different height positions relative to one another in the axial direction, i.e. the retainer region (7a) of the diffuser (7) is not enclosed and the largest outer diameter of the diffuser ring (8) and its retainer region (8a) is only as large as, or if required even smaller than, the largest outer diameter of the diffuser (7) and its retainer region (7a). This allows the formation of an arrangement which saves space in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventor: Gerhard Blum
  • Patent number: 10400431
    Abstract: The insert with a rotating mesh for aerators in sanitary fixtures consists of the housing (1) of an insert, the rotating screen (5) and o-ring (6). The housing (1) of an insert has at its bottom part i.e. at the water outlet of the sanitary fixture, two bearings (2) made, the rim (4) for installing a flat sealing between the sanitary fixture and the body of aerator. The rotating mesh (5) has on its rim circumference, preferentially at the most extended part of the rotating mesh (5), i.e. at the extension of diameter of the mesh (5) two axles (7) positioned which fit into the bearings (2) in the housing (1) of the insert, and serve for axle fixing the rotating mesh (5) and thus enabling the rotation of the rotating mesh (5) around the axles (7); the rotating mesh (5) has on its outer circumference, in the upper part, a groove (11) cut, in which o-ring seal (6) is installed for sealing the rotating mesh (5) to the housing (1) of the insert. Optionally, the rotating mesh (5) can include on its circumference, i.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Dragan Jeremic
  • Patent number: 10400432
    Abstract: A sanitary coupling (1) is provided that connects an inflow-side and an outflow-side line section to each other. A sanitary insert element (5) is provided that has an insert housing (4) and is insertable via an end-side insert opening into a housing receptacle (7) of a first line section (2). The housing interior (6) of the insert housing (4) communicates with the ambient air, in that an annular zone (10) is provided between the housing outer circumference of the insert housing (4) and the inner circumference of the housing receptacle (7), and in a partial region of said annular zone (10), at least one air duct (12) which is effective between housing interior (6) and housing outer circumference is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Fangmeier
  • Publication number: 20190234056
    Abstract: A sanitary insert unit (6) is provided having an insert housing (2) which can be mounted on or in a water outlet (3) of a sanitary outlet fitting and in the housing interior of which there is provided a liquid path that channels water flowing through the housing interior. A jet splitter (9, 10) with a plurality of splitter openings (11, 13) is provided in the liquid path, and the splitter openings divide the through-flowing water into a plurality of individual jets. At least one grid or mesh structure (14, 15) follow the jet splitter (9, 10) in the liquid path, and at least one bypass duct (16) which bypasses the liquid path at least in certain portions is provided. The bypass duct (16) is formed as a nozzle for generating at least one accelerated liquid jet, and for this purpose, the at least one bypass duct (16) has a tapering clear duct cross section at least in a sub-portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Willmann, Wolf-Dieter Lacher, Holger Schurle
  • Publication number: 20190226611
    Abstract: A hose line and a method for producing the same. The hose line (1) has a hose connection (3) which has a connection piece having a connection nipple. A hose end of a flexible hose (2) is pushed onto the connection nipple. The hose connection (3) also has a crimp sleeve (6) which immovably clamps the hose end between itself and the connection nipple in the longitudinal direction of the nipple. There are at least two tool contact surfaces on the hose connection (3), arranged on opposite sides of the hose connection (3), preferably allocated to each other in pairs and in particular designed as wrench contact surfaces (7). The at least two tool contact surfaces of the hose connection (3), which are allocated to each other in pairs, are on the crimp sleeve (6). A ratio of a length of the crimp sleeve (6) to an outside diameter of the flexible hose is 1.5:1 to 3:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Fabian Wildfang
  • Publication number: 20190211538
    Abstract: A jet regulator (100) including a jet regulator housing (2) is disclosed, in the housing interior of which a perforated plate (5) is provided with a plurality of flow-through holes (6) for dividing the through-flowing water. The jet regulator described is characterised in that at least one flow-through hole (6) extends conically towards its outflow side in at least one outflow-side hole section. It is also possible for flow obstacles to be provided on the outflow side of the perforated plate (5) in the jet regulator housing (2) and/or on the outflow front face of the jet regulator housing, which are arranged or concentrated there in a central or middle region and which deflect the through-flowing water into an outer annular zone. This jet regulator (100) enables an aerated and thereby sparkling-soft water jet to be generated even with low flow-through performance and low water pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Marc Tempel
  • Publication number: 20190203451
    Abstract: A sanitary outlet device (1, 2) including a housing (3) which has a fitting receptacle (6) with a thread (7) at an inflow end of a flow path (11). A mating thread (8) of a fitting outlet (12) can be screwed together with the thread (7). An outflow-side end of the thread (7) is equipped with a seal (9) by which the flow path (11) of the water flowing through a flow channel of the sanitary outlet device (1, 2) can be sealed outwards at a transition between a screwed-in fixture outlet (12) and the housing (3). The seal (9) forms an inner surface (10), which can be wetted by water flowing in the flow path (11) and which is free of rubber, at the transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: David Birmelin
  • Patent number: 10337177
    Abstract: A sanitary insert unit having a jet regulator, an attachment screen arranged upstream of the jet regulator, and a throughflow-quantity regulator, provided between the jet regulator and attachment screen, having an elastic flow-restricting body that encloses, between itself and a regulating profiling provided on a circumferential wall, a water pressure changeable control gap. The throughflow-quantity regulator is releasably retained on the jet regulator and the attachment screen is releasably retained on the throughflow-quantity regulator. The regulating profiling is provided on the circumferential wall of a regulating body that is connected to a holder via at least one connecting crosspiece that acts as a holding-down part for the flow-restricting body, which is arranged between the connecting crosspiece and the jet regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Stein
  • Patent number: 10337658
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insertable plumbing element (1) that can be inserted, by means of a sleeve-shaped insertion plug (2), into an end-located insertion opening in a plumbing pipe section, which insertion plug (2) has, at least on the outer circumference, an outer layer (3) of elastic material for securing it by frictional engagement in the insertion opening. It is characteristic of the insertable element according to the invention that a reinforcing sleeve (4), which is composed of a material that is inflexible in comparison with the outer layer and which is surrounded by the outer layer (3), is provided to reinforce the outer layer (3) transversely to the plug longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Sochtig, Simon Twitchett
  • Publication number: 20190194918
    Abstract: In a sanitary outlet unit (1), it is provided that a contact surface (6) is formed on a valve element (4) which is adjustable between an open position and a closed position in a flow path (2), which contact surface (6), in the open position, covers a corresponding, stationary counterpart surface (7) and, in the closed position, frees said counterpart surface (7), such that the valve element (4) is automatically held in the open position by the pressure in the flow path and returns to the closed position in the event of a pressure drop (cf. FIG. 1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Schurle, Seoung-Eun KIM
  • Publication number: 20190170548
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting stagnant drinking water includes a generator for producing electrical energy, an energy store for storing that energy, a control and analysis unit which detects the charge state of the energy store and a signal transmitter which emits a signal depending on the charge state of the energy store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Christof Ruhnke
  • Patent number: 10309809
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting stagnant drinking water includes a generator for producing electrical energy, an energy store for storing that energy, a control and analysis unit which detects the charge state of the energy store and a signal transmitter which emits a signal depending on the charge state of the energy store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Christof Ruhnke
  • Patent number: D851208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: David Birmelin
  • Patent number: D855756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Blum
  • Patent number: D860389
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Stein, Simon Twitchett
  • Patent number: D860402
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Blum
  • Patent number: D863503
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventor: Marc Tempel