Patents by Inventor Stephen John Cummings

Stephen John Cummings 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: 20190385128
    Abstract: A maintenance management system is disclosed. The system includes a processing device, a plurality of components in communication with the processing device, each component having a location associated with the component and one or more sensors for capturing usage data associated with the component, and user devices in communication with the processing device. Usage data of components is communicated to the processing device. The processing device determines from the usage data whether any of the components requires maintenance. The location of each respective component requiring maintenance is communicated to at least one of the one or more user devices from the processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen John CUMMINGS
  • Patent number: 10047510
    Abstract: A rimless toilet pan (20) includes a forward end (F), a rearward end (R) and a pan bowl (28). A flushing outlet (32) is in fluid communication with the pan bowl (28). A flushing water inlet (30) is in fluid communication with the pan bowl (28). An inwardly facing first sidewall (34) extends substantially around the top of the pan bowl (28). A substantially horizontal ledge extends (36) substantially around the bottom of the first sidewall (34). An inwardly facing second sidewall (37) extends substantially around the pan bowl (28) under the horizontal ledge (36). A flushing water flow splitter (38) is substantially adjacent a rearward end of the first sidewall (34), the flow splitter (38) is in fluid communication with the flushing water inlet (30) and has a leftwards outlet (38a) and a rightwards outlet (38b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Leonard Conrad, Johann Karunaratne, Frank Quartiero
  • Patent number: 9970187
    Abstract: A rimless toilet pan (20) including a forward end (F), a rearward end (R), a pan bowl (28), a flushing outlet (32), a flushing water inlet (30), an inwardly facing first sidewall (34), an inwardly facing second sidewall (37) and a flushing water flow splitter (38). The flushing outlet (32) is in fluid communication with the pan bowl (28). The flushing water inlet (30) is in fluid communication with the pan bowl (28). The inwardly facing first sidewall (34) extends substantially around the top of the pan bowl (28). The substantially horizontal ledge (36) extends substantially around the bottom of the first sidewall (34). The inwardly facing second sidewall (37) extends substantially around the pan bowl (28) under the horizontal ledge (36). The flushing water flow splitter (38) is substantially adjacent a rearward end of the first sidewall (34), is in fluid communication with the flushing water inlet (30) and has a leftwards outlet (38a) and a rightwards outlet (38b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Leonard Conrad, Johann Karunaratne, Frank Quartiero
  • Publication number: 20170370085
    Abstract: A rimless toilet pan (20) includes a forward end (F), a rearward end (R) and a pan bowl (28). A flushing outlet (32) is in fluid communication with the pan bowl (28). A flushing water inlet (30) is in fluid communication with the pan bowl (28). An inwardly facing first sidewall (34) extends substantially around the top of the pan bowl (28). A substantially horizontal ledge extends (36) substantially around the bottom of the first sidewall (34). An inwardly facing second sidewall (37) extends substantially around the pan bowl (28) under the horizontal ledge (36). A flushing water flow splitter (38) is substantially adjacent a rearward end of the first sidewall (34), the flow splitter (38) is in fluid communication with the flushing water inlet (30) and has a leftwards outlet (38a) and a rightwards outlet (38b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Leonard Conrad, Johann Karunaratne, Frank Quartiero
  • Publication number: 20170198467
    Abstract: A rimless toilet pan (20) including a forward end (F), a rearward end (R), a pan bowl (28), a flushing outlet (32), a flushing water inlet (30), an inwardly facing first sidewall (34), an inwardly facing second sidewall (37) and a flushing water flow splitter (38). The flushing outlet (32) is in fluid communication with the pan bowl (28). The flushing water inlet (30) is in fluid communication with the pan bowl (28). The inwardly facing first sidewall (34) extends substantially around the top of the pan bowl (28). The substantially horizontal ledge (36) extends substantially around the bottom of the first sidewall (34). The inwardly facing second sidewall (37) extends substantially around the pan bowl (28) under the horizontal ledge (36). The flushing water flow splitter (38) is substantially adjacent a rearward end of the first sidewall (34), is in fluid communication with the flushing water inlet (30) and has a leftwards outlet (38a) and a rightwards outlet (38b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Leonard Conrad, Johann Karunaratne, Frank Quartiero
  • Patent number: 8561220
    Abstract: A device (20) for improving drainline clearance for use with an ultra low flushing volume toilet (24). The device (20) includes a centrifuge separator means (30), for separating liquids (L) and solids (S), and a reservoir (42). The separator means (30) has a substantially horizontal inlet (32), adapted for connection to the outlet (26) of a toilet pan (24), an outlet (36) primarily for solids (S) and an outlet (38) primarily for liquids (L). The reservoir (42) is beneath the separator means (30) and has an inlet (38) in fluid communication with the liquids outlet (38) of the separator means (30). The reservoir (42) is adapted to syphonically empty substantially all of its contents into a sewerage drainline (22) after at least 2 flushes of the toilet (24). Further, the separator means (30) and the reservoir (42) have a combined vertical dimension less than the maximum height of the toilet pan outlet for installation adjacent the toilet (24) and substantially above the floor level (F) of the toilet (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventor: Stephen John Cummings
  • Publication number: 20110290916
    Abstract: A showerhead (10) with an outlet defined by an inwardly facing first sharp edge (44) surrounded by an outwardly extending first surface (46). The first surface (46) is angled in the opposite direction to that of water (Sr, Se) leaving the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, David George Stone
  • Patent number: D638108
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Johann Karunaratne
  • Patent number: D639386
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, David Giorgio
  • Patent number: D640772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, David Giorgio
  • Patent number: D760366
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventor: Stephen John Cummings
  • Patent number: D765228
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen John Cummings
  • Patent number: D828525
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Vincent Kai Hong Ho
  • Patent number: D829309
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Vincent Kai Hong Ho
  • Patent number: D829870
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Vincent Kai Hong Ho
  • Patent number: D833303
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, David Giorgio
  • Patent number: D839392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Leonie Carolyn Brickwood
  • Patent number: D839997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Leonie Carolyn Brickwood
  • Patent number: D844756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Leonie Carolyn Brickwood
  • Patent number: D858723
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Vincent Kai Hong Ho