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).

  • 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: 9636694
    Abstract: A showerhead including a handle portion, a showerhead portion, a water supply connector, and a moveable mode selector positioned about and sealed with respect to the water supply connector. The moveable mode selector includes a fluid tight chamber; an inlet aperture aligned with the first fluid outlet to provide fluid communication between the fluid passage and the chamber; and two or more outlet apertures respectively and selectively alignable with the two or more second fluid inlets to provide fluid communication between the chamber and the two or more second fluid channels. Movement of the mode selector selectively aligns one of the two or more outlet apertures with a corresponding one of the two or more second fluid inlets while maintaining fluid communication between the inlet aperture and the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 9623424
    Abstract: A handheld showerhead including a showerhead portion, a handle portion, and a movable mode selector portion. The mode selector portion includes a rotationally-fixed first end coupling and a rotationally-fixed second end coupling, which is concentrically aligned with the first end coupling, and a rotatable control knob body. The movable mode selector includes a fluid seal coupled to the rotatable knob body, the first fluid seal including at least one fluid control aperture. The second end coupling also includes a fluid inlet aperture and a fluid outlet aperture. The inlet aperture is in fluid communication with a fluid supply, and the outlet aperture is in fluid communication with the control knob body. A second fluid seal is positioned between the second end coupling and the control knob body. A single mechanical fastener axially couples the control knob body to the first end coupling and the second end coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 9623425
    Abstract: A showerhead including a handle portion, a showerhead portion, a water supply connector, and a mode selector positioned around the water supply connector. The mode selector is positioned around the water supply connector and includes a rotatable control knob mounted above the handle portion and configured to rotate about an axis and a rotatable valve core received within and sealed to the control knob to create a second fluid chamber between the valve core and the control knob. The valve core further defines a first aperture and a second aperture and rotation of the control knob rotates the valve core to selectively align the second aperture of the valve core with one of two or more fluid inlets while maintaining the first aperture in at least partial alignment with a second fluid outlet from the first fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20160318046
    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: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20160263592
    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: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Quinn, Leland C. Leber, Harold A. Luettgen, Ryan Saunders
  • Patent number: 9404243
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes embodiments directed to a showerhead. In some of the embodiments, the showerhead includes a housing defining a chamber in fluid communication with a fluid inlet such as a water source, a first bank of nozzles, and a second bank of nozzles. The showerhead also includes a massage mode assembly that is at least partially received within the chamber. The massage mode assembly includes a turbine, a cam connected to or formed integrally with the turbine, and a shutter connected to the cam. With the structure of the massage mode assembly, the movement of the shutter is restricted along a single axis such that as the turbine rotates, the cam causes the shutter to alternatingly fluidly connect and disconnect the first bank of nozzles and the second bank of nozzles from the fluid inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 9347208
    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. And the valve can selectively rotate within the valve housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Quinn, Leland C. Leber, Harold A. Luettgen, Ryan Saunders
  • Publication number: 20150343464
    Abstract: A showerhead including a handle portion, a showerhead portion, a water supply connector, and a moveable mode selector positioned about and sealed with respect to the water supply connector. The moveable mode selector includes a fluid tight chamber; an inlet aperture aligned with the first fluid outlet to provide fluid communication between the fluid passage and the chamber; and two or more outlet apertures respectively and selectively alignable with the two or more second fluid inlets to provide fluid communication between the chamber and the two or more second fluid channels. Movement of the mode selector selectively aligns one of the two or more outlet apertures with a corresponding one of the two or more second fluid inlets while maintaining fluid communication between the inlet aperture and the fluid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20150336117
    Abstract: A showerhead including a handle portion, a showerhead portion, a water supply connector, and a mode selector positioned around the water supply connector. The mode selector is positioned around the water supply connector and includes a rotatable control knob mounted above the handle portion and configured to rotate about an axis and a rotatable valve core received within and sealed to the control knob to create a second fluid chamber between the valve core and the control knob. The valve core further defines a first aperture and a second aperture and rotation of the control knob rotates the valve core to selectively align the second aperture of the valve core with one of two or more fluid inlets while maintaining the first aperture in at least partial alignment with a second fluid outlet from the first fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 9127794
    Abstract: A showerhead attachment mechanism connects a showerhead structure to a water supply pipe. The showerhead attachment mechanism includes a pivot ball defining a partially threaded central aperture and configured to directly attach to a water supply pipe. The attachment mechanism also includes a receiving structure having a fluid outlet and defining a cavity that mates with and pivots on a first portion of the pivot ball and an attachment nut that mates with a second portion of the pivot ball. Further, the attachment mechanism includes a housing connected to the attachment nut and enclosing the receiving structure and fluidly connected therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventor: Leland C. Leber
  • Publication number: 20150165452
    Abstract: A handheld showerhead including a showerhead portion, a handle portion, and a movable mode selector portion. The mode selector portion includes a rotationally-fixed first end coupling and a rotationally-fixed second end coupling, which is concentrically aligned with the first end coupling, and a rotatable control knob body. The movable mode selector includes a fluid seal coupled to the rotatable knob body, the first fluid seal including at least one fluid control aperture. The second end coupling also includes a fluid inlet aperture and a fluid outlet aperture. The inlet aperture is in fluid communication with a fluid supply, and the outlet aperture is in fluid communication with the control knob body. A second fluid seal is positioned between the second end coupling and the control knob body. A single mechanical fastener axially couples the control knob body to the first end coupling and the second end coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Leland C. Leber, 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