Patents by Inventor Christophe Bucher

Christophe Bucher has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10697167
    Abstract: A wall hung toilet is described which has a toilet body having a toilet body inlet, a back plate having at least a first and a second lower fastener opening therethrough, a toilet body outlet, a bowl and a base. The bowl has an interior surface defining a interior area for receiving fluid, an inlet for introducing fluid to the interior area of the bowl and a bowl outlet. A trapway for passing fluid from the bowl outlet to the toilet body outlet is also included. The base of the toilet body extends from a front bowl portion of the base to a rear portion of the base that contacts the back plate, and the base is configured so as to distribute load bearing forces when applied to the bowl in use towards each of a first area around the first fastener opening and a second area around the second fastener area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Christophe Bucher, David Grover
  • Patent number: 10626277
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a powder paint thermosetting binder composition that is solvent-free and includes at least one hardener and one cross-linking catalyst, and a first epoxy resin or a functionalized resin having at least one epoxy group. The resin has an epoxy equivalent weight of between 250 and 800 g/eq and a glass transition temperature of between 35 and 80° C. A binder composition of this kind has a polymerization starting temperature of 80° C. and a gel time of between 35 s and 140 s at 180° C. Some embodiments also relate to a paint composition containing a thermosetting binder composition of this kind, at least one pigment and, optionally, in addition a leveling agent and inorganic or organic fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: H.E.F.
    Inventors: Constantin Iacob, Sébastien Bucher, Christophe Heau, Fabrice Prost
  • Patent number: 10519643
    Abstract: Toilet assemblies having various embodiments of a cleaning system are described herein which include a toilet assembly and a cleaning system. The toilet assembly has a toilet bowl, a tank, a flush valve, and a rim in fluid communication with the bowl through a rim flow path from an outlet of the flush valve to at least one rim outlet port. The flush valve is configured to operate in a flush actuation mode wherein the flush valve is able to provide flush water flow sufficient for the toilet assembly to initiate a flush siphon or provide a wash down flush and to operate in a cleaning actuation mode wherein the flush valve is only partially opened to allow for introduction of a cleaning agent and flush water mixture to the bowl that is insufficient to initiate a siphon but sufficient for cleaning the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Christophe Bucher, David Grover, Ronald Barndt, Frank Seggio, James McHale, Chris Cicenas, Matthew O'Kelly
  • Patent number: 10494801
    Abstract: A vent cover which may be used with various flush valve assemblies, particularly those acceptable for high efficiency and high performance toilets, which vent cover has a vent cover wall, a curved exterior surface, and an interior surface defining a vent cover passage for fluid passing upwardly from the vent cover inlet opening. The vent cover has at last one projection extending outwardly from the exterior surface, the at least one projection configured to engage a feature of a valve body of the flush valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: David Grover, Christophe Bucher, Sara Salahi
  • Patent number: 10463200
    Abstract: A bath or shower storage system which offers customizable storage solutions for a bath or shower. The bath or shower storage system includes a bath or shower wall having one or more integrated rails formed on the bath or shower wall, and one or more locking storage accessories which can be attached to the integrated rails. The locking storage accessories include hinge clamp that clamps on the integrated rail when the locking storage accessories are placed in a locked position, and a storage portion to store bath products. The bath or shower storage system may include a variety of storage solutions such as shallow trays, shelves, washcloth holders, and hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Charles A. Patterson, Alison J. Lyons, Christophe Bucher, Daigo Ishiyama, Jean-Jacques L'Henaff
  • Patent number: 10465366
    Abstract: A cleaning system for a sanitary fixture (e.g., toilet) can include a cleanser assembly, housing a compartment formed in the deck of the fixture in fluid communication with a waterway leading to the bowl. The cleanser assembly can receive a cartridge containing a cleaning product for insertion into the compartment and introduction into the waterway. The assembly can support the seat and cover of the fixture, and can have a low profile and curved shape that complements the corresponding shape of the seat and cover, and provides a balanced look that makes the assembly appear to be an integral part of the sanitary fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: David Grover, Daigo Ishiyama, Timothy J. Payne, Mark Kurth, Scott Rote, Phil Anthony, Aaron B. Eiger, Chris Helmstetter, Christophe Bucher, Ki Bok Song, Jean-Jacques L'Henaff
  • Patent number: 10455988
    Abstract: A bath or shower storage system which offers customizable storage solutions for a bath or shower. The bath or shower storage system includes a bath or shower wall having a magnet-friendly zone formed by an integrated panel within the bath or shower wall, and one or more magnetic shelves which can be attached to the magnet-friendly zone. The magnetic shelves include an attachment member that includes one or more magnets, and a storage member to store bath products. The bath or shower storage system may include a variety of storage solutions such as shallow trays, shelves, washcloth holders, and hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Alison J. Lyons, Charles A. Patterson, Christophe Bucher, Daigo Ishiyama, Ronald D. Barndt, Jean-Jacques L'Henaff
  • Patent number: D860412
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventor: Christophe Bucher
  • Patent number: D860413
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventor: Christophe Bucher
  • Patent number: D860414
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventor: Christophe Bucher
  • Patent number: D860415
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christophe Bucher, Calum Wagner
  • Patent number: D866721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Christophe Bucher, Jacob Nitz
  • Patent number: D868222
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventor: Christophe Bucher
  • Patent number: D868223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventor: Christophe Bucher
  • Patent number: D869619
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christophe Bucher, Jacob Nitz
  • Patent number: D872242
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Christophe Bucher
  • Patent number: D875224
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Christophe Bucher, David Grover
  • Patent number: D879923
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Christophe Bucher
  • Patent number: D886959
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Christophe Bucher
  • Patent number: D889608
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christophe Bucher, Jean-Jacques L'henaff