Patents by Inventor Masayuki Mochita

Masayuki Mochita 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: 11220812
    Abstract: A sanitary washing device includes a nozzle, a valve unit, a casing, and a toilet seat. The nozzle is configured to discharge water toward an ano-genital region of a human body. The valve unit is provided on a pipe line between a water supply source and the nozzle, and includes an electromagnetic valve. The casing stores the nozzle and the valve unit. The casing includes a low portion positioned below the toilet, and a high portion positioned backward of the low portion. A length in a vertical direction of the high portion is greater than a length in the vertical direction of the low portion. The valve unit is disposed in the low portion. A length in the vertical direction of the valve unit is less than a length in a longitudinal direction, and less than a length in a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Saki Yamamura, Takeshi Yamakawa, Masayuki Mochita
  • Patent number: 11214950
    Abstract: A sanitary washing device includes a nozzle, a valve unit, a casing, a water supply hose, and a water supply connection part. The nozzle is configured to discharge water toward an ano-genital region. The valve unit is provided on a pipe line between a water supply source and the nozzle. The casing stores the nozzle and the valve unit. The water supply hose is flexible and configured to supply water from the water supply source into the casing. The water supply connection part connects the water supply hose and the valve unit. The water supply connection part is open in a horizontal direction. The water supply hose is directly connected to the water supply connection part in a horizontal direction. The casing includes a hose container in which a portion of the water supply hose can be stored by bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Saki Yamamura, Takeshi Yamakawa, Masayuki Mochita
  • Patent number: 11214951
    Abstract: A sanitary washing device includes a nozzle, a valve unit, a casing, and a toilet seat. The nozzle is configured to discharge water toward an ano-genital region of a human body. The valve unit is provided on a pipe line between a water supply source and the nozzle. The valve unit includes an electromagnetic valve. The casing stores the nozzle and the valve unit. The toilet seat is pivotally supported to be rotatable with respect to the casing. A heater is provided inside the toilet seat. At least a portion of the valve unit is disposed below the toilet seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Saki Yamamura, Takeshi Yamakawa, Masayuki Mochita
  • Patent number: 11008746
    Abstract: A sanitary washing device is on a toilet including a bowl. The sanitary washing device includes a casing, a nozzle, a shielding plate, and a controller. The nozzle washes a human body private part. The nozzle is advanceable and retractable between a storage position and an advanced position. The shielding plate is rotatable with respect to the casing and positioned frontward of the nozzle when the nozzle is at the storage position. The controller controls an operation of the nozzle. The nozzle has a first spout hole squirting water. The shielding plate is at a first position when the nozzle is at the advanced position. The controller performs a frontward washing operation of squirting water after using the sanitary washing device. A part of the shielding plate is positioned frontward of a front end part of the nozzle in the frontward washing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Ko, Masayuki Mochita, Yoshihiro Koto
  • Patent number: 10954660
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sanitary washing apparatus includes a private part washing nozzle configured to wash a human body private part, a tube configured to supply water to the private part washing nozzle, an incoming water connection part connected to an upstream side of the tube and configured to supply water to the tube, a casing storing the private part washing nozzle, the tube, and the incoming water connection part, and a nozzle wash part configured to wash the private part washing nozzle. The private part washing nozzle is curved upward to be convex, and has a first region positioned frontward of the nozzle wash part in an advanced state in which the private part washing nozzle advances from the casing. The incoming water connection part is provided under the private part washing nozzle, and is rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Ko, Masayuki Mochita, Junki Hamada
  • Patent number: 10927536
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a sanitary washing device is provided on a toilet including a bowl. The sanitary washing device includes a casing, a nozzle, a shielding plate, and a controller. The nozzle washes a human body private part. The nozzle is advanceable and retractable between a storage position and an advanced position. The shielding plate is provided rotatably with respect to the casing and positioned frontward of the nozzle when the nozzle is at the storage position. The controller controls an operation of the nozzle. The nozzle has a first spout hole squirting water. The shielding plate is at a first position when the nozzle is at the advanced position. The controller performs a frontward washing operation of squirting water before using the sanitary washing device. A part of the shielding plate is positioned frontward of a front end part of the nozzle in the frontward washing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Ko, Masayuki Mochita
  • Patent number: 10920409
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sanitary washing apparatus includes a private part washing nozzle configured to wash a human body private part, a tube configured to supply water to the private part washing nozzle, an incoming water connection part connected to an upstream side of the tube and configured to supply water to the tube, a casing storing the private part washing nozzle, the tube, and the incoming water connection part, and a nozzle wash part configured to wash the private part washing nozzle. The private part washing nozzle is curved upward to be convex, and has a first region positioned frontward of the nozzle wash part in an advanced state in which the private part washing nozzle advances from the casing. The incoming water connection part is provided under the private part washing nozzle, and is rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Ko, Masayuki Mochita, Junki Hamada
  • Publication number: 20210002881
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a sanitary washing device includes a nozzle, a valve unit, a casing, and a toilet seat. The nozzle is configured to discharge water toward an ano-genital region of a human body. The valve unit is provided on a pipe line between a water supply source and the nozzle, and includes an electromagnetic valve. The casing stores the nozzle and the valve unit. The casing includes a low portion positioned below the toilet, and a high portion positioned backward of the low portion. A length in a vertical direction of the high portion is greater than a length in the vertical direction of the low portion. The valve unit is disposed in the low portion. A length in the vertical direction of the valve unit is less than a length in a longitudinal direction, and less than a length in a lateral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Saki Yamamura, Takeshi Yamakawa, Masayuki Mochita
  • Publication number: 20210002882
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a sanitary washing device includes a nozzle, a valve unit, a controller, and a casing. The nozzle is configured to discharge water toward an ano-genital region of a human body. The valve unit is provided on a pipe line between a water supply source and the nozzle. The valve unit includes an electromagnetic valve. The controller is configured to control operation of the nozzle and the valve unit. The casing stores the nozzle, the valve unit, and the controller. The valve unit is disposed further frontward than the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Saki Yamamura, Takeshi Yamakawa, Masayuki Mochita
  • Publication number: 20210002884
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a sanitary washing device includes a nozzle, a valve unit, a casing, and a toilet seat. The nozzle is configured to discharge water toward an ano-genital region of a human body. The valve unit is provided on a pipe line between a water supply source and the nozzle. The valve unit includes an electromagnetic valve. The casing stores the nozzle and the valve unit. The toilet seat is pivotally supported to be rotatable with respect to the casing. A heater is provided inside the toilet seat. At least a portion of the valve unit is disposed below the toilet seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Saki Yamamura, Takeshi Yamakawa, Masayuki Mochita
  • Publication number: 20210002883
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a sanitary washing device includes a nozzle, a valve unit, a casing, a water supply hose, and a water supply connection part. The nozzle is configured to discharge water toward an ano-genital region. The valve unit is provided on a pipe line between a water supply source and the nozzle. The casing stores the nozzle and the valve unit. The water supply hose is flexible and configured to supply water from the water supply source into the casing. The water supply connection part connects the water supply hose and the valve unit. The water supply connection part is open in a horizontal direction. The water supply hose is directly connected to the water supply connection part in a horizontal direction. The casing includes a hose container in which a portion of the water supply hose can be stored by bending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Saki Yamamura, Takeshi Yamakawa, Masayuki Mochita
  • Publication number: 20210002880
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a sanitary washing device includes a nozzle, a valve unit, a casing, a water supply hose, and a water supply connection part. The nozzle is configured to discharge water toward an ano-genital region. The valve unit is provided on a pipe line between a water supply source and the nozzle. The valve unit includes an electromagnetic valve. The water supply hose is configured to supply water from the water supply source into the casing. The water supply hose is flexible. The water supply connection part connects the water supply hose and the valve unit. The casing has a concave portion recessed upward from a bottom surface of the casing. The concave portion has an upper surface and a side surface extending from the upper surface and facing backward or sideward. The water supply connection part is provided on the side surface of the concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Saki Yamamura, Takeshi Yamakawa, Masayuki Mochita
  • Publication number: 20200392714
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a sanitary washing device is provided on a toilet including a bowl. The sanitary washing device includes a casing, a nozzle, a shielding plate, and a controller. The nozzle washes a human body private part. The nozzle is advanceable and retractable between a storage position and an advanced position. The shielding plate is provided rotatably with respect to the casing and positioned frontward of the nozzle when the nozzle is at the storage position. The controller controls an operation of the nozzle. The nozzle has a first spout hole squirting water. The shielding plate is at a first position when the nozzle is at the advanced position. The controller performs a frontward washing operation of squirting water before using the sanitary washing device. A part of the shielding plate is positioned frontward of a front end part of the nozzle in the frontward washing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Ko, Masayuki Mochita
  • Publication number: 20200392713
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a sanitary washing device is provided on a toilet including a bowl. The sanitary washing device includes a casing, a nozzle, a shielding plate, and a controller. The nozzle washes a human body private part. The nozzle is advanceable and retractable between a storage position and an advanced position. The shielding plate is provided rotatably with respect to the casing and positioned frontward of the nozzle when the nozzle is at the storage position. The controller controls an operation of the nozzle. The nozzle has a first spout hole squirting water. The shielding plate is at a first position when the nozzle is at the advanced position. The controller performs a frontward washing operation of squirting water after using the sanitary washing device. A part of the shielding plate is positioned frontward of a front end part of the nozzle in the frontward washing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Ko, Masayuki Mochita, Yoshihiro Koto
  • Patent number: 10863877
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a toilet lid device includes a casing, a toilet seat and a toilet lid rotatably supported with respect to the casing, and a first support portion and a second support portion rotatably supporting the toilet lid with respect to the casing. The casing is provided between left and right side surfaces of the casing. The casing includes first and second grooves. The first and second grooves are not exposed on the left and right side surfaces. The toilet lid includes first and second hinge portions. The first hinge portion is connected to the first support portion in the first groove, and the second hinge portion is connected to the second support portion in the second groove. Each of the left and right side surfaces of the casing does not include a step backward a rear end of the toilet seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mochita, Yukari Kawazu, Megumi Hirayama, Minoru Matsui
  • Patent number: 10758097
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a toilet lid device includes a casing, and a toilet seat and a toilet lid rotatably supported with respect to the casing. A lower surface of the toilet lid covers an upper surface of the toilet seat and an upper surface of the casing in a state of the toilet lid closed. The lower surface of the toilet lid has a first lower surface parallel to the upper surface of the toilet seat and a second lower surface parallel to the upper surface of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mochita, Yukari Kawazu, Megumi Hirayama
  • Patent number: 10724221
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sanitary washing device includes a nozzle being capable of discharging water toward a human body private part, a solenoid valve provided on a water channel between a water supply source and the nozzle, the solenoid valve opening and shutting the water channel, and a pressure regulator valve provided on the water channel between the solenoid valve and the nozzle, the pressure regulator valve regulating a pressure of water flowing through the water channel. At least a portion of the pressure regulator valve is disposed in a range to which the solenoid valve is projected from upward to downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Takakuni Yoshida, Masayuki Mochita, Yoshihiro Koto, Takeshi Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20200056358
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sanitary washing apparatus includes a private part washing nozzle configured to wash a human body private part, a tube configured to supply water to the private part washing nozzle, an incoming water connection part connected to an upstream side of the tube and configured to supply water to the tube, a casing storing the private part washing nozzle, the tube, and the incoming water connection part, and a nozzle wash part configured to wash the private part washing nozzle. The private part washing nozzle is curved upward to be convex, and has a first region positioned frontward of the nozzle wash part in an advanced state in which the private part washing nozzle advances from the casing. The incoming water connection part is provided under the private part washing nozzle, and is rotatable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Ko, Masayuki Mochita, Junki Hamada
  • Patent number: 10344463
    Abstract: A sanitary washing device according to an embodiment includes a casing, a water supply pipe, and a recess. The water supply pipe is connected to the casing. The recess is arranged on one of left and right peripheral sides of the casing and forms, on a lower surface of the casing, an open space capable of laying the water supply pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawada, Masayuki Mochita, Takeshi Yamakawa
  • Publication number: 20190200820
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a toilet lid device includes a casing, and a toilet seat and a toilet lid rotatably supported with respect to the casing. A lower surface of the toilet lid covers an upper surface of the toilet seat and an upper surface of the casing in a state of the toilet lid closed. The lower surface of the toilet lid has a first lower surface parallel to the upper surface of the toilet seat and a second lower surface parallel to the upper surface of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki Mochita, Yukari Kawazu, Megumi Hirayama