BATHROOM AND/OR KITCHEN SINK HAVING A DRAIN INTEGRATED IN THE BODY THEREOF AS A SINGLE PIECE DURING THE MANUFACTURE OF SAME

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The present invention relates to a bathroom sink (2) and/or a kitchen sink (3) to be placed on and/or housed in a worktop and having an extra-flat drain integrated in the body thereof. The integrated extra-flat drain is designed and shaped in the body of the bathroom and/or kitchen sink during the manufacture of the same.

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Description

This invention is a bathroom sink (FIG. 3) (2) and/or a kitchen sink (FIG. 8) (FIG. 10) (3) to be installed on and/or built into a worktop with an extra-flat drain integrated into its body.

This integrated extra-flat drain is designed and shaped in the body of the bathroom sink or kitchen sink during its manufacture.

In the domain of bathrooms (bathroom sink) and kitchens (kitchen sink), there are generally two types of bathroom sinks or kitchen sinks that can be installed on or built into a worktop. The first is designed to be equipped with classic drains (traps), and the second is designed to be provided with an extra-flat drain (FIG. 1) (12)—example: (under the trade name QUICK DRAIN®). In both cases, the drains are separate from the bathroom sink or kitchen sink, adapted and added during installation, and are not integrated or designed to be all in one piece with the body of the bathroom sink or kitchen sink. The problems of adaptation of a separate drain to a bathroom sink or kitchen sink during installation are, on the one hand, the cost and the working time for adapting the drain, and, on the other hand, a 100% seal between the drain and the bathroom sink/kitchen sink cannot be ensured if the drain has not been designed all in one piece with the bathroom sink/kitchen sink. The advantage of a bathroom sink/kitchen sink with a drain integrated into its body, on the one hand, solves the problem of the seal between the bathroom sink/kitchen sink and its drain because the drain and the trap seal are formed at the same time during manufacture of the bathroom sink/kitchen sink, and, on the other hand, without additional cost for its manufacture or additional cost for purchase of the drain and without additional cost and time for adapting the drain to the bathroom sink/kitchen sink, and thus much more economical to manufacture.

This invention relates to a bathroom sink (FIG. 3) (2)/kitchen sink (FIG. 8) (FIG. 10) (3) to be installed or built in, equipped with an extra-flat drain integrated into its body, of which the shape of the drain (FIG. 4) (6) (FIG. 6) (FIG. 7) can be molded or shaped at the same time and directly into the body of the bathroom sink/kitchen sink with the same manufacturing material of the bathroom sink/kitchen sink, and during its manufacture. This innovation allows this bathroom sink/kitchen sink to be equipped with a drain that is integrated into the body to obtain a trap seal that prevents bad odors from rising, and a waste water drain channel (1). This innovation introduced into the bathroom sink/kitchen sink is equipped with shields (9) that make it possible to form the trap seal in the space (8) and, using a part (5), creates the form of a trap. The waste water is drained via the drain channel (1). This innovation likewise makes it possible to maintain a height that is necessary for the trap seal in the space (8), and due to two slopes (7) in the direction of flow of the drain channel (1), the latter make it possible to reduce the accumulation of waste water accessible to the open air, which is not the case in the extra-flat drains sold separately, of the QUICK DRAIN® type (FIG. 1) (12), of which a large volume of water (11) remains stagnant in the drain (FIG. 2) (11).

The shape of this drain (6) (FIG. 6) (FIG. 7) can be very easily integrated into a ceramic mold of a bathroom sink/kitchen sink, in a plastic or composite mold of a bathroom sink/kitchen sink, and in a metal mold of a bathroom sink/kitchen sink. And once the bathroom sink/kitchen sink is completed, the impression of the drain shape is integrated into the body of the bathroom sink/kitchen sink.

For this reason, we no longer need to procure a drain and adapt it to the bathroom sink/kitchen sink because the bathroom sink/kitchen sink has its own drain equipped with a trap and trap seal to prevent bad odors. Within this bathroom sink/kitchen sink, it is necessary to have slopes (7) (FIG. 6) (FIG. 9) (FIG. 11), on the one hand, to limit the amount of accumulated waste water accessible to the open air (11) in the part of the space (8) that is located between the shields (9) and the height (10), and, on the other hand, to speed up the flow of waste water (11) toward the drain channel (1).

In the drain part of this bathroom sink (2)/kitchen sink (3), the part (FIG. 4) (5) comprises a cover (4) that allows access in the trap integrated into the shape (6) (FIG. 6) (FIG. 7), on the one hand, and at the same time, this cover can allow the channel (1) to be completely closed to maintain a reserve of water in the bathroom sink/kitchen sink according to the needs of the user, and the unit can be hidden by a screen (13).

Another advantage of integrating an extra-flat drain into the body of a built-in bathroom sink/kitchen sink is that the bulk of the trap that is located in the body of the bathroom sink/kitchen sink saves space under the bathroom sink/kitchen sink; this allows space to be gained for storage space with a pleasing appearance, since the trap is no longer visible.

The invention according to its innovation can be applied to the manufacturing mold of the bathroom sink/kitchen sink or shaped directly in its body: for any type of bathroom sink/kitchen sink made of ceramic, plastic, composite, or metal and for different designs and not limited only to square or rectangular bathroom sinks/kitchen sinks.

In the accompanying drawings,

FIG. 1 illustrates an extra-flat drain of the QUICK DRAIN® (12) type,

FIG. 2 shows a transverse section between points AA of FIG. 1, accumulated water, and the flow of water (11) toward the drain channel (1),

FIG. 3 illustrates a perspective view of a bathroom sink (2) to be installed with an integrated drain, showing the screen (13) and slopes (7) that begin outside of the drain space (6),

FIG. 4 illustrates an exploded view of FIG. 3 by showing the shape (6) of the drain and of the part (5), of the cover (4), of the screen (13), and of the slopes (7) that begin outside of the drain space (6) and that continue into the drain space (6),

FIG. 5 illustrates a perspective view of a bathroom sink (2) to be installed, clarifying the line of section AA,

FIG. 6 illustrates the section AA of FIG. 5), showing the slopes (7), the space of the trap seal (8), the shields (9), the part (5), the height (10), and the drain channel (1),

FIG. 7 illustrates the section AA of FIG. 5, showing the accumulated water and the flow of water (11) toward the drain channel (1),

FIG. 8 illustrates a perspective view of a kitchen sink (3) to be built in, clarifying the line of section AA,

FIG. 9 illustrates the section AA of FIG. 8, showing the slopes (7), the height (10), the part (5), the space of the trap seal (8), the shields (9), and the drain channel (1),

FIG. 10 shows a kitchen sink (3) with a design that is different from FIG. 8), showing the slopes (7), the cover (4) with a square shape, the part (5), and clarifying the line of section AA,

FIG. 11 illustrates the section AA of FIG. 10), clarifying the slopes (7) that equally form the height (10), the part (5), the height (10) that joins the shape of the slopes (7) from which a height (10) can be formed by modifying the shape of the slope (7), the shields (9), and the space of the trap seal (8).

Claims

1-6. (canceled)

7. System of a bathroom sink and/or kitchen sink to be installed on or built into a worktop with a drain with an extra-flat structure that is integrated in the bulk or the body of said bathroom sink/kitchen sink, invisible from the outside, and comprising a trap with a trap seal, and into which a drain channel empties,

system (2, 3) of a bathroom sink and/or kitchen sink, characterized in that a trap seal space (8) and the drain channel (1) are formed all in one piece with the bathroom sink (2) and/or the kitchen sink (3) and in the same material as the latter and in that said trap seal space (8) comprises two shields (9), delimiting, on the one hand, one part of the space (8) around the drain channel (1), forming the trap seal (6), and closed by a part (5), and, on the other hand, a part of the space (8) exposed to the open air.

8. System according to claim 7, wherein it comprises slope parts (7) tilted in the direction of the drain, the sloped parts (7) being extended or integrating a height (10) forming the trap seal space (8).

9. System according to claim 7, wherein the part (5) closing the trap seal (6) to form the trap comprises a cover (4) allowing access to the inside of the trap and complete closing of the drain to maintain a water reserve.

10. System according to claim 7, wherein it comprises a screen (13) that covers the trap (4, 5, 6) and the trap seal space (8).

11. System according to claim 7, wherein the body of the bathroom sink (2) and/or kitchen sink (3) is made of a material that is selected from the group that is formed by the materials of a ceramic, plastic, composite or metallic nature, the shields (9) being likewise formed all in one piece with said bathroom sink (2) and/or kitchen sink (3).

12. System according to claim 8, wherein the part (5) closing the trap seal (6) to form the trap comprises a cover (4) allowing access to the inside of the trap and complete closing of the drain to maintain a water reserve.

13. System according to claim 8, wherein it comprises a screen (13) that covers the trap (4, 5, 6) and the trap seal space (8).

14. System according to claim 9, wherein it comprises a screen (13) that covers the trap (4, 5, 6) and the trap seal space (8).

15. System according to claim 8, wherein the body of the bathroom sink (2) and/or kitchen sink (3) is made of a material that is selected from the group that is formed by the materials of a ceramic, plastic, composite or metallic nature, the shields (9) being likewise formed all in one piece with said bathroom sink (2) and/or kitchen sink (3).

16. System according to claim 9, wherein the body of the bathroom sink (2) and/or kitchen sink (3) is made of a material that is selected from the group that is formed by the materials of a ceramic, plastic, composite or metallic nature, the shields (9) being likewise formed all in one piece with said bathroom sink (2) and/or kitchen sink (3).

17. System according to claim 10, wherein the body of the bathroom sink (2) and/or kitchen sink (3) is made of a material that is selected from the group that is formed by the materials of a ceramic, plastic, composite or metallic nature, the shields (9) being likewise formed all in one piece with said bathroom sink (2) and/or kitchen sink (3).

Patent History

Publication number: 20110308009
Type: Application
Filed: Nov 13, 2008
Publication Date: Dec 22, 2011
Applicant: LOGIPLAST (EURL) (AUTECHAUX)
Inventor: Farhooman Davoudi (Roissy en Brie)
Application Number: 12/742,764

Classifications

Current U.S. Class: Wash Receptacles (4/619)
International Classification: A47K 1/04 (20060101);