Patents by Inventor Vito Laera

Vito Laera 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: 9095239
    Abstract: A pop-up drain plug insert comprising: a base formed for secure placement within a drain bowl in a sink which includes a bottom having a solid center and a plurality of apertures, a side emanating upwardly from the perimeter of the bottom, a flange emanating outwardly from the side, a gasket operatively associated with the side and the flange and a wall emanating upwardly near the center of the bottom to form a cup, the wall being substantially parallel to the side; a stopper formed for secure placement within the base which includes a top, a stem having a spring mechanism which permits the extension and retraction of the stem emanating downwardly from the top, a gasket surrounding the stem and being operatively associated with the top, wherein the stem being operatively associated with the cup in order to raise and lower the stopper from the base in order to permit or restrict the flow of liquids through the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Publication number: 20150159354
    Abstract: A system for activating or deactivating a device comprising: a sink having a sink drain and an overflow opening; an overflow switch housing secured within the overflow opening where the overflow switch housing includes an inlet to allow fluid to enter a chamber within the overflow switch housing and an outlet to allow fluid to exit the chamber within the overflow switch housing; an overflow drain conduit secured by its proximal end to the overflow switch housing and secured by its distal end to the sink drain wherein fluid may exit the overflow switch housing and enter the overflow drain conduit to flow through and into the sink drain; and an overflow switch secured to the overflow switch housing where the overflow switch is operatively associated with one or more devices which allow a user to activate and/or deactivate the device and the switch being either electronic or pneumatic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Publication number: 20150135428
    Abstract: A concealed soap dispenser comprising: a sink having a sink drain and an overflow opening; an overflow housing secured within the overflow opening, the overflow housing including an inlet to allow fluid to enter a chamber within the overflow housing and an outlet to allow fluid to exit the chamber within the overflow housing; an overflow drain conduit secured by its proximal end to the overflow housing and secured by its distal end to the sink drain wherein fluid may exit the overflow housing and flow through the lumen and into the sink drain; and a soap dispenser secured within the overflow housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Patent number: 8869821
    Abstract: A pre-rinse assembly including: a base and a vertically disposed riser pipe for conveying water therethrough which has a proximal end and a distal end secured at its proximal end to the base. A hose assembly for conveying water therethrough which has a proximal end and a distal end which may be secured at its proximal end to the distal end of the vertically disposed riser pipe and a spray head assembly for expelling water therethrough may be secured to the distal end of the hose assembly. A telescoping arm assembly having a proximal end which may be pivotally mounted on the vertically disposed riser pipe and a distal end which may be pivotally mounted on the distal end of the hose or the spray head assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Patent number: 8794577
    Abstract: A system for mounting a sink to the under-side of a countertop, the sink having a bowl and a laterally extending flange emanating from the bowl, comprising: a pair of rigid side mounting rails adapted to engage the underside of the flange and adapted to engage a side wall of a cabinet on which the countertop is mounted; the side mounted rails being “L” shaped and each having a plurality of openings spaced along the length of the side mounting rails, the openings being adapted to engage a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of threaded bolts; a rigid front mounting rail adapted to engage the underside of the flange and adapted to engaged the front wall of a cabinet on which the countertop is mounted; the front mounted rail being “L” shaped and having a plurality of openings spaced along the length of the side mounting rails, the openings being adapted to engage a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of threaded bolts; the plurality of threaded bolts is adapted to engage the plurality of openings in the si
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Publication number: 20130019974
    Abstract: A pre-rinse assembly comprising: a base and a vertically disposed riser pipe for conveying water therethrough having a proximal end and a distal end secured at its proximal end to the base. A hose assembly for conveying water therethrough having a proximal end and a distal end which may be secured at its proximal end to the distal end of the vertically disposed riser pipe and a spray head assembly for expelling water therethrough may be secured to the distal end of the hose assembly. A telescoping arm assembly having a proximal end which may be pivotally mounted on the vertically disposed riser pipe and a distal end which may be pivotally mounted on the distal end of the hose or the spray head assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Publication number: 20120261533
    Abstract: A system for mounting a sink to the under-side of a countertop, the sink having a bowl and a laterally extending flange emanating from the bowl, comprising: a pair of rigid side mounting rails adapted to engage the underside of the flange and adapted to engage a side wall of a cabinet on which the countertop is mounted; the side mounted rails being “L” shaped and each having a plurality of openings spaced along the length of the side mounting rails, the openings being adapted to engage a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of threaded bolts; a rigid front mounting rail adapted to engage the underside of the flange and adapted to engaged the front wall of a cabinet on which the countertop is mounted; the front mounted rail being “L” shaped and having a plurality of openings spaced along the length of the side mounting rails, the openings being adapted to engage a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of threaded bolts; the plurality of threaded bolts is adapted to engage the plurality of openings in the si
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Publication number: 20120036624
    Abstract: A pop-up drain plug insert comprising: a base formed for secure placement within a drain bowl in a sink which includes a bottom having a solid center and a plurality of apertures, a side emanating upwardly from the perimeter of the bottom, a flange emanating outwardly from the side, a gasket operatively associated with the side and the flange and a wall emanating upwardly near the center of the bottom to form a cup, the wall being substantially parallel to the side; a stopper formed for secure placement within the base which includes a top, a stem having a spring mechanism which permits the extension and retraction of the stem emanating downwardly from the top, a gasket surrounding the stem and being operatively associated with the top, wherein the stem being operatively associated with the cup in order to raise and lower the stopper from the base in order to permit or restrict the flow of liquids through the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Patent number: D677763
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Patent number: D677764
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Patent number: D677765
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Vito Laera