Patents Examined by Lori L Baker
  • Patent number: 11371253
    Abstract: A sanitation device for cleaning a body of water in an immersion pool of a mikvah has a hollow member that extends along an axis X. In an operative position suitable for cleaning the device is arranged to extend generally immersed in the water and in a general upright orientation. The device further has an upper opening that in the operative position is arranged to be generally flush with the upper surface of the water and a propeller arranged to rotate about axis X and located at a lower region of the device that is arranged to form a downward flow that urges water to enter the device via the upper opening of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Pool Purity Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Jacob Heller, Tomer Jay Levy
  • Patent number: 11369177
    Abstract: A system for washing the hair, including a first reservoir for receiving a first liquid (L1) constituted by or comprising water, a second reservoir for receiving a second liquid (L2) including a treatment product diluted in water in an amount of less than or equal to 2.5% by weight relative to the total weight of the second liquid (L2), a shower head with a supply rate of between 0.3 and 5 L/min, configured to deliver a jet of droplets onto the hair. The shower head is further supplied with liquid, taken exclusively from one or other of the reservoirs, with an overpressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Robinault, Henri Samain
  • Patent number: 11369240
    Abstract: A urine evaporation device comprises an outer housing; a panel assembly comprising a panel, wherein the panel assembly is contained within the outer housing, and wherein the panel comprises a liquid-absorbent substance; a fluid inlet, wherein urine contacts the panel after flowing through the fluid inlet; and an evaporator, wherein the evaporator causes evaporative ingredients in the urine to evaporate. A method of evaporating evaporative ingredients in urine comprises flowing urine into a fluid inlet of the urine evaporation device; allowing the urine to contact the panel after flowing into the fluid inlet; and causing or allowing the evaporative ingredients in the urine to evaporate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Lance McClendon
  • Patent number: 11357368
    Abstract: A splash guard toilet riser apparatus having a wall having a front portion has a concave indentation to reduce splash during toilet use. The splash guard toilet riser has a rear wall with a depressed elevation to allow for access to clean a toilet riser user. The splash guard toilet riser constructed of foam material and adapted to sit atop a toilet during use of a toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Linda Aileen Olsen
  • Patent number: 11359361
    Abstract: A toilet has a porcelain body including a tank that defines a first fluid passageway, a bowl integral with the tank and connected with a second fluid passageway that intersects the first fluid passageway, the second fluid passageway is integral with the tank and the bowl, and an outlet located downstream of the intersection of the first fluid passageway and the second fluid passageway, and the outlet includes a seat. The toilet includes a flush mechanism inside the porcelain body and has a weighted stopper configured to contact the seat of the outlet, a flexible connecting element having a first end connected to the stopper, a float connected to a second end of the flexible connecting element, a pull chain having a first end connected to the float, and a rocker arm rotatably connected to the body and connected to a second end of the pull chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TRAPLESS LLC
    Inventor: Charles Hockema
  • Patent number: 11352804
    Abstract: A portable barrier apparatus for preventing leaves and debris from entering a pool filtration system and may include a front panel; a first angled panel connected to the front panel; a second angled panel opposing the first angled panel and connected to the front panel; and a top panel connected to the front panel, the first angled panel and the second angled panel, extending beyond the first angled panel and the second angled panel. The barrier allows for water to be filtered through the underside of the barrier and keeps debris from entering the pool filtration system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: John W. Pate
  • Patent number: 11339560
    Abstract: Systems and methods for containing fluid splash include using a fluid flow spaced from a vessel and/or fluid surface to effectively trap materials from a fluid stream flowing through the fluid flow. The fluid flow creates a spray envelope in connection with the fluid surface and/or vessel and substantially prevents droplets of the fluid stream from exiting the vessel. The fluid flow is created by allowing a supply fluid to flow through a nozzle oriented to cast a spray pattern into the vessel and/or into contact with the fluid surface. The fluid flow may be selectively activated and deactivated and/or be automatically (e.g., light or motion) activated and deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Trent R. Nelson, Garet K. Galster
  • Patent number: 11337569
    Abstract: A drying device includes: a housing having a ventilation device provided therein; a drying nozzle provided in the housing, and having a ventilation groove from which an air flow generated by the ventilation device is discharged; and a driving motor for moving the drying nozzle forward and backward by rotating the drying nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: COWAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minsu Song, Hyun Kang Lee, Youngpyo Kim, Dong Ik Nam
  • Patent number: 11338744
    Abstract: One or more systems for an enclosed toilet may be mounted to an exterior of a big vehicle such as a truck. One or more systems for an enclosed toilet may be manufactured onto or mounted onto a trailer that may be hitched to a vehicle and towed. The embodiments for the toilet system comprise of a fully functional toilet which is operatively connected to a clean water tank and a waste tank. The clean water tanks and the waste tanks are also each provided with a temperature sensor, a heating element, a cooling element, and a level sensor. The various functions and systems of the toilet function may be electronically monitored and controlled. The one or more systems for a toilet system that may be used on a trailer also comprises of a shower area which has a gravity fed water tank that feeds into a shower head. The one or more systems herein is a fully independent system that provides easy access to a fully and independently functional toilet system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Sikander Singh Randhawa
  • Patent number: 11332916
    Abstract: A flush toilet includes a bowl part and a water storage part. The bowl part receives waste. The water storage part is formed on a bottom of the bowl part and stores a stored water. The water storage part includes a front surface part, a back surface part that is formed on a back side of the front surface part, and a pair of side surface parts that are formed between the front surface part and the back surface part. On at least one side surface part in the pair of side surface parts, a convex surface that protrudes toward another side surface part is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakamura, Shinichi Urata, Hiroshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11331687
    Abstract: A shower fixing device includes a switching valve and a shower head fixing device. The shower head fixing device includes a connecting and fixing piece having a wrench structure and a shower head connecting mechanism detachably coupled to a shower head. The shower head connecting mechanism is fixedly connected to the connecting and fixing piece, and the connecting and fixing piece is detachably coupled to a locking nut of the switching valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Qin Yu
  • Patent number: 11326332
    Abstract: An advanced toilet/bidet with a remote pod that stores both the majority of the bidet hardware and an advanced software program, providing a toilet seat that is thinner and lighter than a traditional toilet/bidet combination. The toilet seat has a bidet nozzle, and an internal cavity in which additional hardware and software is stored. The toilet seat has sensors the record health-related data on each user and has a unique cleaning mechanism to ensure the highest sanitary standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste P. Duprieu, James Keith Vanderpant
  • Patent number: 11326330
    Abstract: A toilet management system includes a toilet bowl device installed in a toilet room, a management device configured to manage a use situation of the toilet bowl device, and a communication device configured to transmit use situation information related to the use situation of the toilet bowl device to the management device. The management device includes an acquirer configured to acquire the use situation information from the communication device, and an abnormality detector configured to detect an abnormality of the toilet bowl device or a facility or equipment installed inside or around the toilet room when the use situation information acquired by the acquirer matches a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Saruta, Shoji Ogawa, Hiroki Shigetomo, Hideyuki Ida, Rina Nagai, Keita Matsudate, Misaki Nagata, Sadaaki Shichino, Toshiki Hashida
  • Patent number: 11317770
    Abstract: Provided is a device to prevent filth from collecting on a display of a toilet seat device. A toilet seat device of some embodiments includes a body part having a casing formed so as to be hollow, a toilet seat that is formed so as to be hollow and is supported in the casing; a light emitter that is accommodated in one of the casing and the toilet seat and is provided so as to be capable of emitting light, and a display that is provided at a prescribed location on the one of the casing and the toilet seat, the display indicating an operation state by emitted light from the light emitter. The display is provided with a base part; and a thin-walled part that is formed so as to have a lower thickness than does the base part, the thin-walled part transmitting light and indicating an operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Takahide Isomura, Keishi Horiuchi, Toru Katayama, Masato Takeda, Daisuke Matsumoto, Kenji Takemura
  • Patent number: 11319698
    Abstract: Embodiments of a drain comprise three primary components that can be provided in a preassembled configuration: a drain body, which includes an integral upper flange; a lower clamping collar that forms a lower flange; and a waterproof membrane that is fixedly sandwiched between the upper and lower flanges and extends outwardly therefrom. The drain is further characterized through the use of a plurality of fins that extend into the cylindrical interior of the drain body's throat and act to position and hold a drain cover assembly in place replacing the use of threads that are common in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Carl D Coy
  • Patent number: 11313113
    Abstract: A connector apparatus featuring a main pipe with first and second opposed ends. Each has a corresponding male-threaded fastening section for mating with the complimentary female-threaded fastening section on a respective conventional pipe-locking ring or collar. A valve-housing for supporting a one-way flow valve assembly interiorly, and a riser mounted on and supported by the valve housing for ultimate connection to the output or exhaust nozzle of a medical scavenger device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Sedation Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Ramses S. Nashed
  • Patent number: 11313115
    Abstract: A farmhouse sink system with a rimless metallic sink that includes a farmhouse sink frame having a sidewall with a top surface for mounting underneath a lower surface of a countertop, defining a sink frame access opening therethrough, and an upper lip extending laterally inward toward the sink frame access opening on at least two opposing sides, of the sidewall of the farmhouse sink frame. A metallic sink is disposed within the sink frame access opening, that defines at least one bowl, and has a mounting flange member laterally extending outwardly from an outer sidewall surface of the sidewall of the metallic sink, and a rimless upper edge disposed along and around the sidewall of the metallic sink and superimposed by the upper lip of the farmhouse sink frame. Further, a sink mounting frame assembly is utilized to support the metallic sink on a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Mehmet Hocaoglu, Yavuz Hocaoglu
  • Patent number: 11313143
    Abstract: A water spraying device is provided, the device including a water spraying body configured to be fixed to a pool above a water level. The water spraying body includes a first housing with a support seat, and a second housing including a rotating shaft supported by the support seat so the second housing is rotatable relative to the first housing. The water spraying body also includes a spray head in the second housing and configured to discharge water into the pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BESTWAY INFLATABLES & MATERIAL CORP.
    Inventors: Shuiyong Huang, Xinwei Chen
  • Patent number: 11304873
    Abstract: A system for supporting a spa shell may include a structural support paddle. The paddle may include a base portion and a paddle portion, connected to each other through an articulating joint such as a ball-and-socket. The top side of the paddle portion may include one or more pieces of cushioning material, such as EPF foam. The structural paddle assembly may be placed between the base of the spa and the spa shell. Typically 5 or more paddle assemblies are place in a spa for support, such as in the lowest areas of the spa shell and/or concavities, or convexities, of the spa shell. Compared to typical large blocks of foam used to support a spa shell from beneath, the structural support paddles provided increased room below the spa shell for ease of maintenance and installation, and more directly controlled support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Bullfrog International, LC
    Inventors: Nathan Tulett, Eric Hales, Creed Larsen, Robert Santos
  • Patent number: 11304574
    Abstract: A system for a seat cushion including a cushion assembly and a seat assembly is disclosed. The seat cushion includes a cushion that is circular, or horseshoe shaped. The seat cushion is filled with a gel shock absorbing material to provide comfort to a user sitting on the cushion for prolonged periods of time. The cushion is removably mounted to a bedpan, a commode, a commode seat or a toilet seat. The cushion includes front dual attachment straps to secure the cushion to the bedpan or the commode. The dual attachment straps include openings to be engaged by a fastening member on an opposite one of dual attachment straps. The cushion is easily cleaned once removed from the bedpan or the commode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Princess D. King