Patents by Inventor Paul V. Patton

Paul V. Patton 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: 20170071415
    Abstract: A bathroom wall unit includes a molded wall panel formed of a polymer and defining a recessed pocket. A flexible substrate supporting mosaic tiles is illustratively coupled to a rear wall of the recessed pocket. Surface treatment is illustratively provided within linear indentations in the wall panel to simulate grout lines. A connecting bracket illustratively includes first and second pairs of arms supporting seals and defining first and second recesses for receiving mounting flanges of a pair of the wall panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Scot Rosko, Bernd Seckler, Paul V. Patton
  • Patent number: 9506253
    Abstract: A bathroom wall unit includes a molded wall panel formed of a polymer and defining a recessed pocket. A flexible substrate supporting mosaic tiles is illustratively coupled to a rear wall of the recessed pocket. Surface treatment is illustratively provided within linear indentations in the wall panel to simulate grout lines. A connecting bracket illustratively includes first and second pairs of arms supporting seals and defining first and second recesses for receiving mounting flanges of a pair of the wall panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Michael Scot Rosko, Bernd Seckler, Paul V. Patton
  • Patent number: 9486817
    Abstract: A fluid delivery assembly for a shower includes a waterway assembly, a spray head, and a water treatment assembly. The spray head is configured to receive fluid from the waterway assembly and deliver fluid from an outlet. The water treatment assembly is configured to provide a treatment to the fluid of the waterway assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Paul V. Patton, Thomas F. Foust, Robert W. Rodenbeck, Patrick B. Jonte
  • Patent number: 9470336
    Abstract: A mixing valve assembly including a valve cartridge is supported by a valve body housing within a shower wall. The valve cartridge includes a temperature sensor in thermal communication with water provided to an outlet port of the valve body. A temperature display is configured to provide a visual indication of water temperature detected by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Todd A. Huffington, Paul V. Patton, Jr., Joel D. Sawaski, Steven V. Horsman
  • Publication number: 20160236212
    Abstract: A showerhead including a diverter assembly, a pivoting sprayface supported by a housing and having a plurality of spray openings, the plurality of spray openings including a first set of spray openings defining a first spray pattern and a second set of spray openings defining a second spray pattern, a first waterway fluidly connecting the diverter to the first set of spray openings of the sprayface, a second waterway fluidly connecting the diverter to the second set of spray openings of the sprayface, an audio device releasably coupled to the housing, wherein the diverter is configured to switch between the first and the second spray patterns by directing fluid to one of the first waterway and the second waterway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Paul V. Patton, Mercedita Andrew, Todd Andrew Huffington
  • Patent number: 9245438
    Abstract: A water leak detector including a housing defining a retention reservoir, and a coupler connected to the housing and configured to secure the housing to a water pipe. A switch is supported by the housing and is configured to detect water at a predetermined level within the reservoir. An indicator may be an electrical communication with the switch to provide an indication to a user when water has reached the predetermined level within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Daniel C. Burtner, Garry Robin Marty, Paul V. Patton, Joel D. Sawaski
  • Publication number: 20150361673
    Abstract: A bathroom wall unit includes a molded wall panel formed of a polymer and defining a recessed pocket. A flexible substrate supporting mosaic tiles is illustratively coupled to a rear wall of the recessed pocket. Surface treatment is illustratively provided within linear indentations in the wall panel to simulate grout lines. A connecting bracket illustratively includes first and second pairs of arms supporting seals and defining first and second recesses for receiving mounting flanges of a pair of the wall panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Scot Rosko, Bernd Seckler, Paul V. Patton
  • Publication number: 20150348392
    Abstract: A water leak detector including a housing defining a retention reservoir, and a coupler connected to the housing and configured to secure the housing to a water pipe. A switch is supported by the housing and is configured to detect water at a predetermined level within the reservoir. An indicator may be an electrical communication with the switch to provide an indication to a user when water has reached the predetermined level within the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Daniel C. Burtner, Garry Robin Marty, Paul V. Patton, Joel D. Sawaski
  • Publication number: 20150158047
    Abstract: An adjustable shower system including a support tube configured to be fluidly coupled to a shower arm, and a main body supported for sliding movement along the support tube. A shower head is supported by the main body and is fluidly coupled to the support tube. A brake is configured to releasably secure the main body at one of a plurality vertical positions along the support tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: MASCO CORPORATION OF INDIANA
    Inventors: Brian Wayne Johnson, Paul V. Patton, Anthony G. Spangler, Daniel S. Genord
  • Publication number: 20140263689
    Abstract: A fluid delivery assembly for a shower includes a waterway assembly, a spray head, and a water treatment assembly. The spray head is configured to receive fluid from the waterway assembly and deliver fluid from an outlet. The water treatment assembly is configured to provide a treatment to the fluid of the waterway assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Paul V. Patton, Thomas F. Foust, Robert W. Rodenbeck, Patrick B. Jonte
  • Publication number: 20130312856
    Abstract: A mixing valve assembly including a valve cartridge is supported by a valve body housing within a shower wall. The valve cartridge includes a temperature sensor in thermal communication with water provided to an outlet port of the valve body. A temperature display is configured to provide a visual indication of water temperature detected by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MASCO CORPORATION OF INDIANA
    Inventors: Todd A. Huffington, Paul V. Patton, JR., Joel D. Sawaski, Steven V. Horsman
  • Publication number: 20130299608
    Abstract: A showerhead assembly including a first fluid dispensing unit including a plurality of first fluidic devices, and a second fluid dispensing unit removably coupled to the first fluid dispensing unit and including a plurality of second fluidic devices. The first fluidic devices and the second fluidic devices each provide a multi-dimensional spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Anthony G. Spangler, Paul V. Patton, Garry Robin Marty, Brian Wayne Johnson