Heinz G. Baus 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).
Abstract: A guide arrangement for a door element (14, 16), particularly a sliding door element for a shower enclosure, includes a guide element (10, 12) at the bottom edge of the door element including a rotatable member (34) engaged with a guide channel (8) of a lower guide rail (2). The guide element can be disengaged from the guide rail, when desired. The rotatable member (34) is at least partially mounted in a transverse hole (35) in a holding body so as to be at least partially rotatable about an axis of rotation extending substantially perpendicular to the plane of the door element (14, 16). The rotatable member is additionally provided with an actuator, preferably in the form of a grip (10). The rotatable member (34) carries a pintle (38) which, depending on its rotational position, either engages the guide rail (2) or is pivoted out of engagement with the guide rail.
Abstract: A partition for a corner or circular shower, comprising at least one stationary wall-element adapted to be connected to a wall, at least one guide-rail which on the one hand is connected to the wall-element and is carried by the wall-element, and on the other hand, extends over an entrance-area located at one side of the wall-element, and at least one door-element adapted to move along the guide-rail in order to open and close the entrance-area, this guide-rail and the door-element being curved. At least one pivot-lever has one end hinged to the one door-element, and this pivot-lever, in a closed position of the door-element, lies adjacent, behind and substantially in parallel with the wall-element. The pivot-lever has another end remote from the door-element which is secured to the wall-element.
Abstract: A mixing device, for showers or baths, contains a mixing fitting to which hot and cold water may be fed and which comprises an element for adjusting the mixing ratio. The mixing device is to be developed so that, although the design thereof is simple, a preparation may be added to the mixed water. To this end there is provided an electronic control-unit and an input-unit which, for the purpose of actuating a storage-unit comprises at least one container for the accommodation of the preparation. Also, there is provided a supply device, preferably in the form of a pump, by means of which, upon actuating the input unit, the preparation may be released from the dispenser through lines, more particularly flexible tubes.
Abstract: A shower-partition comprising a wall-element consisting, more particularly, of an at least partly transparent material which is to be arranged against the wall of a room. The object is to provide, at a low structural cost, a stable attachment of the wall-element to the wall of the room, and the alignment of the wall-element in a simple manner. In order to accomplish this, the wall-element is secured to the stationary wall of the room by means of a crosspiece which comprises a first support-surface for the wall-element and a second support-surface for the wall of the room. The support-surfaces is preferably arranged at right angles to each other.
Abstract: A connection arrangement with profiled parts contains, in at least one hollow chamber in a profiled part, a connecting element by means of which a connection with the other profile part is effected. The purpose of the invention is to provide, at low manufacturing cost, a reliable connection and to eliminate any after-treatment of surfaces in the vicinity of the connection. It is proposed that the connecting element be secured to the web of the first profiled part and that a length thereof projects, prior to welding, beyond the front surface; and that, after welding, the weld-zone be arranged in the hollow-chamber in the second profiled part and be at a distance from the adjacent front surfaces of the profiled parts.
Abstract: A partition for a corner or circular shower, comprising at least one stationary wall-element adapted to be connected to a wall, at least one guide-rail which on the one hand is connected the wall-element and is carried by the wall-element, and on the other hand, extends over an entrance-area located at one side of the wall-element, and at least one door-element adapted to move along the guide-rail in order to open and close the entrance-area, this guide-rail and the door-element being curved. At least one pivot-lever has one end hinged to the one door-element, and this pivot-lever, in a closed position of the door-element, lies adjacent, behind and substantially in parallel with the wall-element. The pivot-lever has another end remote from the door-element which is secured to the wall-element.
Abstract: A shower-partition contains a pivoted door which is hinged to a compensating section by means of hinges. The compensating section is secured, in such a manner as to be horizontally adjustable, to a second profiled rail by means of connecting elements. It is proposed to make it possible to align the pivoted door both horizontally and vertically in a simple manner, with little increase in production costs. The compensating section shall comprise an open longitudinal groove which faces the pivoted door and comprises an undercut for attachment of the hinge-holders. The compensating section is adapted to be aligned vertically, jointly with the pivoted door, in relation to the second profiled rail, the compensating section and/or the holder of the lower hinge being mounted upon the floor or the upper edge of a shower-tub.
Abstract: A partition, more particularly for a corner shower, contains two door-elements mounted displaceably in an upper guide-rail. In the vicinity of the entrance, the upper guide-rail is curved like the edge of the tub and is connected to two lateral wall elements which are secured to the room and are flat. The purpose of the invention is to achieve reliable sealing and equally reliable guidance combined with a simple design. It is proposed that the guide-rail be curved over its entire length and comprise curved end-parts behind the flat wall-element. No lower guide-rail is provided. Instead, small narrow guide-elements are located outside the entrance.
Abstract: A shower partition comprising a door (2) which serves to close or open an entry opening into a shower basin (4) and which is preferably configured as a pivotable wing. The door (2) is advantageously produced in a deep drawing process and has a circumferential recess (26) on its front surface adjacent the outer edges. A preferably tubular frame (28) is associated with the recess and spaced from the front surface of the door (2). The resulting structure has good stability and simultaneously achieves good sealing of the entry opening with a door of low weight. A trough (77) on the back of the door sloping downwardly toward the hinged door edge conveys water running down the rear side of the door back into the shower basin when the door is opened.
Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing multilayer panels. In the method for producing multilayer panels from extrudable plastic, two plastic strips are fed from extruders to a roll-arrangement and are joined together, with an inclusion of material therebetween. The purpose of the invention is to produce predeterminable patterns and structures upon introducing the material. In order to achieve this result, the material in the form of threads, is introduced individually and independently of each other into a gap in an arrangement of rolls, and the threads are aligned, by means of guide-means, in relation to each other and to the gap.
Abstract: An information device is provided with a storage unit for storing information, with an input element comprising keys, with a memory including a plurality of memory locations, with a computer, and with a unit connected to the storage unit to display the information stored therein. Command sequences which can predetermined are stored in the memory locations in the form of status blocks, the computer having access to the command sequence in each status block. Memory locations in the respective status blocks are associated with the keys so that when one of the keys is actuated, the associated memory location in the status block actually called up by the computer is activated to release an address signal which is used by the computer to control release of information from the storage unit, which released information is displayed through the display unit. The information stored in the storage unit may be used for sales promotion, and may contain details about a product or the like.
Abstract: A partition, more particularly for a corner-shower, with a rounded entrance area, contains door-elements by means of which the entrance-area may be closed off or opened. The door-elements are arranged displaceably in guide-rails which are curved in the entrance area and are connected to at least one wall-element. It should be possible to produce a partition of this kind inexpensively and to obtain reliable guidance and accurate alignment of the door-elements with as few components as possible. The door-elements are curved to match the guide-rails and the guide-elements of each door-element is arranged at a predetermined distance from the longitudinal edges. A total of two door-elements is provided and these are curved over an angular range of approximately 45.degree.. They are adjustable in height by means of at least one guide-element, more particularly an eccentric pin.
Abstract: A cupboard, more particularly a bathroom cupboard, contains a housing consisting of at least two profiled parts which are joined together in a corner-area at an angle of less than 180.degree.. The purpose of the invention is to make it possible to build the cupboard at low production and assembly costs and without the use of corner connections. The profiled parts consist of a single initially straight profiled rail in which, for the purpose of producing the relevant corner-area, a cut is made from the outside. Located in the vicinity of the inside of the corner-area is a continuous strap which joins the profiled parts together, a clamping element being inserted into the gap obtained upon bending.