Patents by Inventor Leland C. Leber

Leland C. Leber 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: 11213834
    Abstract: A showerhead bracket including a bracket body, a spool rotatable relative to the bracket body, and a flow control knob non-rotatably connected to the spool such that the flow control knob and the spool rotate together relative to the bracket body. The flow control knob non-slidably connected to the spool to inhibit axial disengagement of the flow control knob from the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Quinn, Leland C. Leber, Harold A. Luettgen, Ryan Saunders
  • Patent number: 11173502
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a showerhead with a plurality of modes. The showerhead includes an engine defining a plurality of fluid channels or pathways. Two modes or mode apertures are in fluid communication with a first fluid channel, and another mode or mode aperture is in fluid communication with a second fluid channel. Additionally, the present disclosure is related to a method of producing a massaging spray mode for a showerhead. The method includes fluidly connecting a plurality of nozzles to a fluid source wherein each of the first plurality of nozzles are opened substantially simultaneously, and fluidly disconnecting the first plurality of nozzles from the fluid source wherein each of the nozzles within the first plurality of nozzles are closed substantially simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10994289
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a showerhead. The showerhead includes a housing defining a fluid inlet and a chamber in fluid communication with the fluid inlet, a rotatable turbine received in the chamber and including an eccentric cam positioned on a downstream side of the turbine, and a shutter positioned on the downstream side of the turbine. The shutter includes a shutter body defining an oval-shaped aperture in which the eccentric cam is received such that the shutter oscillates along a rectilinear path as the turbine rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20200405463
    Abstract: An oral irrigator handle including a housing and a first fitting, the first fitting including a first fitting inlet in fluid communication with a handle inlet in fluid communication with a fluid source and a first fitting outlet in fluid communication with the first fitting inlet. The handle includes a seal positioned around the first fitting and between the first fitting inlet and the first fitting outlet. A second fitting includes a second fitting inlet in fluid communication with the first fitting outlet and a second fitting outlet in fluid communication with the second fitting inlet. A bottom portion of the second fitting seats on a portion of the first fitting so that the seal engages an interior surface of the second fitting, a flow passage is coupled to the second fitting and in fluid communication with the second fitting outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Brian R. Williams, Jeremy Johnson, Leland C. Leber
  • Patent number: 10835356
    Abstract: An oral irrigator handle has a handle housing with a swivel assembly for connection to a hose further connected to a fluid source. A tip for directing a focused stream of fluid is releasably connected to a first end of the handle. The swivel assembly is received within the housing and fluidly coupled to tip. The hose is connected to the swivel assembly and fluidly coupled to the tip via the swivel assembly. The swivel assembly prevents translation of rotational movement of the handle or the hose to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Brian R. Williams, Jeremy Johnson, Leland C. Leber
  • Publication number: 20200156091
    Abstract: A showerhead bracket including a bracket body, a spool rotatable relative to the bracket body, and a flow control knob non-rotatably connected to the spool such that the flow control knob and the spool rotate together relative to the bracket body. The flow control knob non-slidably connected to the spool to inhibit axial disengagement of the flow control knob from the spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Quinn, Leland C. Leber, Harold A. Luettgen, Ryan Saunders
  • Publication number: 20200101473
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a showerhead. The showerhead includes a housing defining a fluid inlet and a chamber in fluid communication with the fluid inlet, a rotatable turbine received in the chamber and including an eccentric cam positioned on a downstream side of the turbine, and a shutter positioned on the downstream side of the turbine. The shutter includes a shutter body defining an oval-shaped aperture in which the eccentric cam is received such that the shutter oscillates along a rectilinear path as the turbine rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20200038887
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a showerhead with a plurality of modes. The showerhead includes an engine defining a plurality of fluid channels or pathways. Two modes or mode apertures are in fluid communication with a first fluid channel, and another mode or mode aperture is in fluid communication with a second fluid channel. Additionally, the present disclosure is related to a method of producing a massaging spray mode for a showerhead. The method includes fluidly connecting a plurality of nozzles to a fluid source wherein each of the first plurality of nozzles are opened substantially simultaneously, and fluidly disconnecting the first plurality of nozzles from the fluid source wherein each of the nozzles within the first plurality of nozzles are closed substantially simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10532369
    Abstract: A showerhead bracket having a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, a valve and a valve housing. The valve may be operably connected between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. The valve includes a valve inlet port, a low flow exit port and a high flow exit port. The valve housing is disposed between the fluid inlet and the valve inlet port. The valve can selectively rotate within the valve housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Quinn, Leland C. Leber, Harold A. Luettgen, Ryan Saunders
  • Patent number: 10525488
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a showerhead. The showerhead includes a housing, an engine received within the housing, and an engine release assembly connected to the housing and the engine. The housing may define a chamber in fluid communication with a fluid source. The engine may be fluidly connected to the chamber. The engine may include a plurality of outlets in selective communication with the chamber. The engine release assembly may selectively secure and release the engine from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10478837
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a method of producing a massaging spray mode for a showerhead. The method includes fluidly connecting a plurality of nozzles to a fluid source where each of the first plurality of nozzles are opened substantially simultaneously and fluidly disconnecting the first plurality of nozzles from the fluid source where each of the nozzles within the first plurality of nozzles are closed substantially simultaneously. Additionally, the present disclosure is related to a method of assembling a showerhead. The method includes connecting together two or more flow directing plates to create an engine for the showerhead; placing the engine within a spray head a number of degrees out of phase from an operational orientation; rotating the engine the number of degrees into the operational orientation; and connecting the engine to the spray head by a fastener received through a back wall of the spray head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20190151867
    Abstract: A showerhead bracket having a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, a valve and a valve housing. The valve may be operably connected between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. The valve includes a valve inlet port, a low flow exit port and a high flow exit port. The valve housing is disposed between the fluid inlet and the valve inlet port. The valve can selectively rotate within the valve housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Quinn, Leland C. Leber, Harold A. Luettgen, Ryan Saunders
  • Patent number: 10226777
    Abstract: A showerhead bracket having a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, a valve and a valve housing. The valve may be operably connected between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. The valve includes a valve inlet port, a low flow exit port and a high flow exit port. The valve housing is disposed between the fluid inlet and the valve inlet port. The valve can selectively rotate within the valve housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Quinn, Leland C. Leber, Harold A. Luettgen, Ryan Saunders
  • Patent number: 10215309
    Abstract: A shower arm attachment assembly including an arm coupling member, a shower pipe coupling member, and a locking member. The arm coupling member may fluidly connect to a shower arm for a showerhead and the shower pipe coupling member may fluidly connect to a shower pipe. The arm coupling member connects to the shower pipe coupling member and is selectively rotatably relative thereto. The locking member selectively controls rotation of the arm coupling member relative to the shower pipe coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Leland C. Leber, Gary D. Golichowski, Michael J. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20180214895
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a showerhead. The showerhead includes a housing, an engine received within the housing, and an engine release assembly connected to the housing and the engine. The housing may define a chamber in fluid communication with a fluid source. The engine may be fluidly connected to the chamber. The engine may include a plurality of outlets in selective communication with the chamber. The engine release assembly may selectively secure and release the engine from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20170304859
    Abstract: A shower arm attachment assembly including an arm coupling member, a shower pipe coupling member, and a locking member. The arm coupling member may fluidly connect to a shower arm for a showerhead and the shower pipe coupling member may fluidly connect to a shower pipe. The arm coupling member connects to the shower pipe coupling member and is selectively rotatably relative thereto. The locking member selectively controls rotation of the arm coupling member relative to the shower pipe coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Leland C. LEBER, Gary D. GOLICHOWSKI, Michael J. QUINN
  • Publication number: 20170209246
    Abstract: An oral irrigator handle has a handle housing with a swivel assembly for connection to a hose further connected to a fluid source. A tip for directing a focused stream of fluid is releasably connected to a first end of the handle. The swivel assembly is received within the housing and fluidly coupled to tip. The hose is connected to the swivel assembly and fluidly coupled to the tip via the swivel assembly. The swivel assembly prevents translation of rotational movement of the handle or the hose to the other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Brian R. Williams, Jeremy Johnson, Leland C. Leber
  • Patent number: 9700909
    Abstract: A shower arm attachment assembly including an arm coupling member, a shower pipe coupling member, and a locking member. The arm coupling member may fluidly connect to a shower arm for a showerhead and the shower pipe coupling member may fluidly connect to a shower pipe. The arm coupling member connects to the shower pipe coupling member and is selectively rotatably relative thereto. The locking member selectively controls rotation of the arm coupling member relative to the shower pipe coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Leland C. Leber, Gary D. Golichowski, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: D842431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: D855757
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn