Particular Handle Or Handle Fastening Means Patents (Class 137/315.15)
  • Patent number: 10364907
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a valve body structure facilitating maintenance of hose solving problem that prior valve body structure is inconvenient to install hose and unremovable. Valve body structure comprises hollow valve body, valve body provided with at least one water guide channel; hose inserted one end into valve body and connected with water guide channel, outer surface of one end of hose connected with water guide channel provided with clamping slot; clamping ring provided inside of valve body, which is located on the same plane as clamping slot, and one end of clamping ring provided with an elastic body which drives a clamping ring arm to locate in clamping slot and to clamp hose, if hose needs to be removed, compressing elastic body to move clamping ring arm away from clamping slot. The valve body structure facilitates user to repair or replace hose, and greatly saves user's maintenance costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU SEAGULL KITCHEN AND BATH PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuqi Gao, Qianfeng Peng, Mingzi Zhang, Kunhua Zhong
  • Patent number: 9920508
    Abstract: A sensor for use in a touch-free faucet that can be installed from outside in through a wall of a faucet via a receiving hole. The sensor can further include an emitter and a detector mounted on an electronic circuit board. The electronic circuit board can also pass through the receiving hole of the faucet. The emitter and the detector can be elevated from the surface of the electronic circuit board. In an embodiment, legs or stilts can be used to elevate the emitter and the detector. Elevating the detector and the emitter can increase available surface area on the electronic circuit board for mounting other electronic circuit elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Chung-Chia Chen
  • Patent number: 9481985
    Abstract: A faucet has a main body, a cold water control device mounted onto a first end of the main body, a hot water control device mounted onto a second end of the main body and an outlet device mounted onto a top of the main body. The cold water control device selectively guides cold water flowing into the main body and flowing out from the outlet device. A drive device is laterally mounted onto the hot water control device for driving the hot water control device to selectively guide hot water flowing into the main body and flowing out from the outlet device. The drive device has a first magnet secured to a tube in a casing of the drive device and a second magnet disposed on a clutch shaft of the drive device to provide a repelling force for the clutch shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Jui-Chien Chen, Jui-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 9003577
    Abstract: Ligature-resistant lavatory assembly incorporating a ligature-resistant adjustable faucet and valve, particularly suitable for use in behavioral health, psychiatric facilities, or prisons. The ligature-resistant adjustable faucet control includes a fixable seating element and a control knob at least partially rotatable received in the seating element. The control knob is connected to a mixing valve so that rotation of said control knob controls the mixing valve and, in turn, adjusts the temperature of water dispensed from the faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Laurence D. Kopp, Edward J. Kopp, Christopher L. Kopp
  • Patent number: 8833385
    Abstract: A faucet handle capable of being installed onto a valve rod of a water valve comprises: a control handle and a connecting member. The connecting member is inserted into an engaging slot, covers at least one portion of the valve rod, and has an engaging portion. The engaging portion engages with the engaging edge of the engaging slot. The engaging slot of the control handle includes the detachable connecting member, such that the engaging slot of the control handle can be securely assembled onto different types of water valves, which increase the convenience of the assembly for the control handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8832905
    Abstract: A universal faucet handle structure has: a handle body having an assembling portion with a through aperture, the through aperture having a non-circular cross-sectional shape, the through aperture providing a combining member; the assembling portion having an assembling slot adjacent to the through aperture, the assembling slot having a non-circular cross-sectional shape; and a joint sleeve having two connecting ends, both of the connecting ends capable of being connected to the assembling slot of the handle body; each connecting end having an engaging slot; the engaging slot having a non-circular cross-sectional shape; the engaging slot having an axial hole, and each connecting end further having an engaging groove. With the above-mentioned embodiment, following benefit can be obtained: since the assembling slot of the handle body is connected to the joint sleeve, the handle can be assembled onto different types of the faucet shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8739814
    Abstract: A wall-mounted faucet control comprises: a control handle and three joints. Each joint has an insertion aperture. Each insertion aperture has a different cross-sectional shape such that the control handle can be installed with the various control rods. Each insertion aperture has a limiting aperture at one end, and the limiting aperture further provides a locking member and a washer. An assembling slot is disposed adjacent to the insertion aperture of each joint, and the assembling slot engages with a screwing member of the control handle. Two joints further have the securing aperture connected to the insertion aperture adjacent to the assembling slot, and the securing aperture engages with a securing member. The joints of the control handle can be correspondingly alternated for the various valve rods. The control handle can be installed with the various water valves, which can provide variety and convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8726926
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for installing water control is disclosed in which a universal template is provided to permit installation in all water providing arrangements with minimal configuration modifications. Replacement begins with a rough plate through which the water pipe extends. The rough plate is adjustable to accommodate a plurality of sizes of pipes. The rough plate is secured in its position with respect to the wall and water pipe extending through the wall. A cover plate fits onto the rough plate to provide a visually appealing presentation. A cover tube fits in the trim plate and surrounds a stem housing which attaches to the water pipe extending from the wall. The cover tube includes a stop position for the stem housing to prevent hot water from being delivered that exceeds a predetermined temperature. An external handle fits over the cover tube and attaches to the stem housing to control water flow from the shower head or bath faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Jeremiah Klein
  • Patent number: 8672294
    Abstract: A wall-mounted faucet control module comprises: two control handles, three joints and a panel set. Each control handle has a containment space for accepting the joints. The joint has an insertion aperture, the insertion aperture of each joint has a different cross-sectional shape such that the control handle can be installed with the various control rod. The panel set has an assembling panel and two ornament covers, the ornament cover engages with the connecting slot of the assembling panel, and the two ornament covers respectively have an assembling hole with different diameter such that the assembling panel can be installed with the main body of the various water valve. The joints, the sleeves and the ornament covers can be correspondingly alternated for the various water valves, the control handles and the panel set can be installed with the various water valves, which can provide variety and convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8650985
    Abstract: A faucet control handle structure, which can be used in different water control bases with different sizes, including a control handle and a adjustable device, wherein the control handle has a receiving space that has two positioning ribs cross each other to engage with the adjustable device. The adjustable device has an adjustable base, a clamping piece and an adjustable unit, wherein the adjustable base has a sleeve hole, one end of which has a plurality of wedging edges formed at the opening end thereof. A clamping piece that can be adjusted to move back and forth is then formed in an opposing direction of the wedging edge. According to the above structure, since the adjustable device is located at the receiving space of the control handle, it can be used for water control sticks with different sizes of the water control base to enhance the practicability of the faucet handle and increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8607662
    Abstract: A wall-mounted faucet control component includes a control handle, a conversion block and a restricting device, wherein two spaced protruding ribs are located at the periphery of the opening of a receiving space of the control handle, and a connecting pole is protrudingly formed at the center of the opening surface of the receiving space. The conversion block is located at the receiving space of the control handle, wherein two recessed slots are spacedly and recessedly formed at the periphery of the conversion block, and the recessed slots are engaged with the protruding ribs of the control handle. According to the abovementioned structure, since the detachable conversion block is formed at the receiving space of the control handle, it can be used for water control bases of different sizes to increase the practicability of the faucet handle and increase the convenience in assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8567430
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device including a body having at least one waterway, a valve assembly in fluid communication with the at least one waterway, the valve assembly including a movable valve member configured to control the flow of water through the at least one waterway and a stem operably coupled to the moveable valve member for movement therewith, and a handle coupled to the stem for movement therewith. A magnetically attractive element is supported by one of the handle and the stem, and at least one magnet is supported by the other of the handle and the stem that is configured to magnetically attract the magnetically attractive element to couple the handle to the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Benjamin Michael Allen, Alfred Charles Nelson
  • Patent number: 8567284
    Abstract: An assembly structure of a faucet control handle that used in different sizes of water control bases includes a control handle and an adjustable unit, wherein a receiving space of the control handle has a first and a second wedging ribs cross each other at the periphery of an opening of the receiving space. The adjustable unit has an adjustable base, a clamping piece and an adjustable element, wherein the adjustable base has a connecting hole that forms a wedging edge at one end thereof, and the clamping piece that can be adjusted is formed facing the wedging edge. Since the control handle's receiving space has the adjustable unit, the faucet handle in the present invention can be used in different water control bases with different sizes of water control sticks to increase the practicability of the faucet handle, and further increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8522812
    Abstract: A valve handle that operates a valve, and includes permanent, integral labeling. The labeling includes installer information about the installer of the valve handle, including the installer's name and contact information; and the function of the valve operated by said valve handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: John W. Rocheleau
  • Patent number: 8479609
    Abstract: A wall-mounted faucet control device includes a control handle and two transforming heads, wherein the control handle has two wedging ribs cross each other at the periphery of an opening of the control handle, and two transforming heads have an inserting slot on one side and a connecting surface on the other side. Two connecting slots cross with each other are recessedly formed at the connecting surface, and the connecting slots are engaged with the wedging ribs of the control handle. According to the disclosed structure, since the control handle's receiving space has detachable transforming heads, the faucet handle in the present invention can be used in different water control bases with different sizes to increase the practicability of the faucet handle, and further increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8459145
    Abstract: A faucet control handle structure includes a control handle and two transforming heads, wherein the control handle has two wedging ribs cross each other at the periphery of an opening of the control handle, and two transforming heads have an inserting slot on one side and a connecting surface on the other side. Two connecting slots cross with each other are recessedly formed at the connecting surface, and the connecting slots are engaged with the wedging ribs of the control handle. According to the disclosed structure, since the control handle's receiving space has detachable transforming heads, the faucet handle in the present invention can be used in different water control bases with different sizes to increase the practicability of the faucet handle, and further increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20130087218
    Abstract: An assembly structure of a faucet control handle that used in different sizes of water control bases includes a control handle and an adjustable unit, wherein a receiving space of the control handle has a first and a second wedging ribs cross each other at the periphery of an opening of the receiving space. The adjustable unit has an adjustable base, a clamping piece and an adjustable element, wherein the adjustable base has a connecting hole that forms a wedging edge at one end thereof, and the clamping piece that can be adjusted is formed facing the wedging edge. Since the control handle's receiving space has the adjustable unit, the faucet handle in the present invention can be used in different water control bases with different sizes of water control sticks to increase the practicability of the faucet handle, and further increase the convenience during the assembly process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: ALEXANDER YEH INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8381759
    Abstract: A faucet apparatus has a bolt assembly with a brake shaft lever extending therefrom, a handle lever, and a handle holder lock having one end affixed to the handle lever, a handle holder having an axial hole extending therethrough, and a handle lever assembly positioned in the axial hole. The handle lever is connected to the brake shaft lever. The handle lever assembly is sleeved over the handle holder lock. An elastic locker is positioned in a radial slot of the handle holder lock so as to engage with a notch in the handle lever assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Crescent Plumbing, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Kee-Suo Chen
  • Patent number: 8215334
    Abstract: A control handle assembly for a plumbing fitting has a first control member having a bore and a ledge within the bore extending radially inward to an inner dimension, and a second control member having a mounting post with a ledge extending radially outward to an outer dimension. A deformable clip is captured by the control members between the ledges and has a radial outer dimension greater than the inner and outer dimensions of the ledges so as to rotatably couple the control members. A spout coupling assembly has a lower adaptor defining a lower passageway for housing a diverter and an upper adaptor coupled to the lower adaptor defining an upper passageway. An annular recess is formed in the upper adaptor and a collar is axially restrained in the annular recess. A spout is coupled to the collar so that the spout and collar rotate simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: John C. Esche, William R. Bares
  • Patent number: 8079381
    Abstract: A handle assembly is disclosed that is suitable for mounting a valve housing that has a valve stem to a support. In one form, the handle assembly includes a handle, an escutcheon, a bonnet, a recess, and a flexible snap ring. The handle is operationally linked to the valve stem of the valve housing for controlling movement of the valve stem. The escutcheon is positionable on a first side of the support adjacent the handle. The bonnet is linked to the valve housing. The recess is formed in one of the bonnet and escutcheon. The flexible snap member mounted to the other of the bonnet and escutcheon and suitable to snap into the recess when the bonnet and escutcheon are telescoped together, while thereafter permitting relative rotation of the bonnet and escutcheon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Keith R. Fischer, Douglas J. Brouwer, Brian S. Core, David H. Ritter
  • Patent number: 7987869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for holding a faucet handle to a valve stem. The device tightens onto the valve stem when drawn upwardly into the faucet handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Michael Scot Rosko, Patrick B. Jonte
  • Publication number: 20110180155
    Abstract: A faucet handle assembly is described for replacing a handle on a faucet valve stem that is corroded, making it difficult or impossible to attach a replacement handle by traditional methods of a screw or nut. The assembly includes a hollow vertical body (1, FIG. 1) with a handle means (2) for turning the body clockwise or counterclockwise and a squeezing means (3) and tightening means (4) for clamping the lower end of the vertical body around a corroded valve stem (5) on the top end of the valve stem shaft (6). The assembly could also include a mostly vertical cut (7, FIG. 2) or cuts in the surface of the hollow body to allow the edges of the hollow body to overlap each other when clamped. The edges of the cuts could be beveled or angled (8) to allow for easier overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Mark David Shantzis
  • Publication number: 20110120571
    Abstract: A tap handle includes a chamber that can be filled with liquid, which may be colored to represent a beverage associated with the tap handle. The material of the handle may be transparent or semi-transparent, allowing a consumer to readily identify a characteristic of the beverage, such as whether it is a dark or light beer. The body of the handle may be formed in the shape of a bottle, a glass, or any other ornamental design. The body of the handle may also include an insert in the lower portion for connecting the handle onto the tap. Alternately, the body may be secured to a fitting that, in turn, connects to the tap. The chamber may also include particles that float to top of the liquid, such that the liquid inside the chamber resembles beer or any other liquid, such as soda, that can be dispensed via a tap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Heather J. Derge, Aaron W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20100288365
    Abstract: A faucet handle assembly comprising two distinct handles is described, and a sanitary method for operating the handle assembly is provided. One handle is attached near the distal end of a stem and the other handle is attached at an intermediate position between the first handle and the proximal end of the stem. The proximal end of the stem is operably coupled to a valve such that movement of either handle causes corresponding movement of the stem which then actuates the valve. One handle may be designated for operation by clean or sanitized hands only, while the other handle may be designated for operation by dirty or unsanitized hands only. Sanitary use of the faucet is achieved by turning a valve on with the latter handle and off with the former handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Terry McEnaney
  • Patent number: 7631655
    Abstract: Exposing through a wall opening of a psychiatric facility stall shower as a plumbing fixture, a water outlet to which is splined an anti-suicide conical handle, wherein the mere unsplining of the handle make accessible for repair the plumbing fixture water outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Laurence D. Kopp
  • Publication number: 20090205719
    Abstract: A faucet handle assembly configured to couple to a valve stem extending outwardly from an escutcheon. The faucet handle assembly includes a handle base axially adjustable along a longitudinal axis of the valve stem. A glide surface is supported by the handle base and is configured to contact an outer surface of the escutcheon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: KURT JUDSON THOMAS, BRIAN JOLLIFFE, DAN ZENDZIAN
  • Patent number: 7527066
    Abstract: A valve set for a faucet controlled by a handle easily attachable to wooden and acrylic materials comprises a control valve body, a lower block ring, a mounting ring, an upper block ring and a handle mount. The control valve body has upper and lower sections with screw thread, and a top control valve. The polygonal lower block ring has an inner screw thread for engaging the upper section. The mounting ring has a plurality of nails on an outer surface thereof for being embedded into a slab made of either wooden or acrylic materials. The upper block ring has an inner screw thread for engaging the upper section such that the upper block ring is attached onto an upper surface of the attached material. The handle mount is connected with the top control valve, whereby a handle will be urged to control the water flow through the top valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventor: Tsai-Chen Yang
  • Patent number: 7527067
    Abstract: A handle control valve assembly of a faucet comprises a handle control valve body formed with an upper thread section and a lower thread section; a top of the upper thread section being protruded with a control valve; a top of the control valve being formed with a threaded hole; at least one side of the upper thread section being formed with a limiting portion which is a longitudinal slit on the upper thread section; a lower clamp stop having round inner threaded holes; by the inner thread, the lower clamp stop being rotatable with respect to the upper thread section; a limiting unit; a lower side thereof being an engaging unit which is engaged to the outer side of the lower clamp stop; a top of engaging unit being extended with a resisting ring for combining an object; an inner side of the resisting ring having a confining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventor: Tsai-Chen Yang
  • Publication number: 20080083460
    Abstract: A handle control valve assembly of a faucet comprises a handle control valve body formed with an upper thread section and a lower thread section; a top of the upper thread section being protruded with a control valve; a top of the control valve being formed with a threaded hole; at least one side of the upper thread section being formed with a limiting portion which is a longitudinal slit on the upper thread section; a lower clamp stop having round inner threaded holes; by the inner thread, the lower clamp stop being rotatable with respect to the upper thread section; a limiting unit; a lower side thereof being an engaging unit which is engaged to the outer side of the lower clamp stop; a top of engaging unit being extended with a resisting ring for combining an object; an inner side of the resisting ring having a confining portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: Tsai-Chen Yang
  • Publication number: 20080083459
    Abstract: A valve set for a faucet controlled by a handle easily attachable to wooden and acrylic materials mainly comprises a control valve body, a lower block ring, a mounting ring, an upper block ring and a handle mount. The control valve body has an upper section of screw thread and a top control valve. The lower block ring has a polygonal edge and an inner screw thread for engaging the upper section of screw thread of the control valve body. The mounting ring connected with the control valve body has a plurality of nails on an outer surface thereof, whereby said nails will be embedded into a slab made of either wooden or acrylic materials. The upper block ring has an inner screw thread for engaging the upper section of screw thread of the control valve body so that the upper block ring is attached onto an upper surface of the attached material. The handle mount is connected with the top control valve, whereby a handle will be urged to control the water flow through said top valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: Tsai-Chen Yang
  • Patent number: 7331358
    Abstract: It is disclosed a device for fastening a tap handle in a removable way, wherein an actuating element is screwed into the control rod of a tap valve and acts on an elastically deformable element abutting against the inner wall of the hub portion of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Metallurgica Gallina S.p.A.
    Inventors: Davide Gallina, Aldo Quirico
  • Patent number: 7270148
    Abstract: A faucet with temperature control having a replaceable handle comprises a movable conversion mechanism connecting a hollow conversion sleeve thereof, wherein a water passage is hidden. The conversion sleeve further includes a section of teeth that is engaged with a water control knob, and the passage of the conversion sleeve is provided with an inner screw thread for connecting the bottom end of a spindle. The other end of the spindle is connected to a knob or a switch handle. Thereby, the conversion sleeve and the spindle facilitate the replacement of the switch handle, in which only the conversion rod of the switch handle is needed to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Tsai-Chen Yang
  • Patent number: 7231935
    Abstract: This invention relates to a faucet, which comprises a body and a rotation control device. The body is assembled with a control valve and the control valve has a valve rod. The rotation control device comprises a shell, a handle and a fixing base. The shell is mainly forged with copper material and covers the body. The handle has a connecting part connected to the valve rod through the shell. Furthermore, the fixing base is made of plastic material and comprises a base disc and two fixing plates. The base disc is fixed within the shell and has a through-hole for the valve rod to pass through. The two fixing plates are formed on two opposite sides of the through-hole and tightly clipped with the connecting part of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Wen-Shun Huang
  • Patent number: 6886578
    Abstract: A device that can be applied to cartridges for water equipment, intended to receive a rotary operating member (9) for the purpose of promoting the structural unification of the largest possible number of parts making up the cartridges, where the rotary fitting (17) inside the cartridge is by itself not provided with a control pin and instead has a coupling means (16) and where the control pin of the cartridge is made separately from the internal rotary fitting and has an internal coupling means complementary to the coupling means presented by the internal rotary fitting and external coupling means (10) suitable for meeting the requirements of a handling member for which the cartridge is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Francesco Knapp
  • Patent number: 6802335
    Abstract: A faucet assembly includes a first handle attached to rotate a fluid control member and includes a first groove. A second handle is attached to move the fluid control member along a central axis and includes a second groove aligned with the first groove. A retainer ring disposed is movable within the first and second grooves between a release and a secure positions. A biasing member within the second groove biases the retainer toward the release position and a threaded member within the first handle biases retainer toward the secured position. The setscrew moves the retainer from the release position by moving a portion of the retainer from the second groove to the first groove within the first handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Scott Kevin Jones, Garry Robin Marty
  • Patent number: 6789573
    Abstract: A delivery control device, intended to allow the control of the supply to several hydraulic apparatuses to achieve activation of these individually or in various combinations, including a pair of shutter plates, one fixed and one moveable, of which the fixed shutter plate offers a central inlet passage aperture and several peripheral delivery passage apertures, each of these having essentially the form of a sector of a circle and all of them together occupying no more than one third of the circle of the peripheral region of the fixed shutter plate, while the moveable shutter plate offers a central inlet passage aperture, a single peripheral delivery passage aperture, of a form which essentially corresponds to that of one of the delivery passage apertures of the fixed shutter plate and, in a position at least approximately diametrically opposite to this single delivery passage aperture, a collective delivery passage aperture of a form which essentially corresponds to the whole form of two or more delivery pass
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Francesco Knapp
  • Publication number: 20040011987
    Abstract: A Roman tub installation includes a hub and handle assembly, a valve, a sleeve coupled to the valve's body, a stem adapter coupled to the valve's stem and to the hub and handle assembly, and a threaded collar coupled to the sleeve. The hub and handle assembly includes a hub having a threaded portion for engaging the threaded collar, thereby coupling the hub and handle assembly to the sleeve and valve body, and a handle disposed adjacent the hub. A handle stem extends from the handle and couples the handle to the stem adapter. The stem adapter couples the handle's stem to the valve's stem, thereby coupling the handle to the valve stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventors: Indalecio Ortega, Mark S. Bloom
  • Patent number: 6386226
    Abstract: A faucet includes a housing with a valve body assembly having a valve body positioned within the housing. There is a water inlet connection for the valve body and a water outlet connection for the valve body. A handle collar is seated on the housing and has an interior surface which is formed and adapted to attach to and support the valve body within the housing. A valve is positioned within a cavity in the valve body. The valve has an outwardly extending stem and there is a handle attached to the valve stem. A valve retainer is threadedly attached to the valve body to hold the valve within the valve body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Darren S. Lopp, David Stech, Sharon M. Vilagi