With Screen Patents (Class 4/222.1)
  • Patent number: 9243394
    Abstract: A urinal assembly having a screen body with a date feature corresponding to days, weeks, months, years, quarters or other time intervals. The date feature includes date tabs that may be removably attached to the screen body that may be removed or altered to indicate the desired date, such as a date of installation or expiry date of the urinal screen. The date feature and date tabs may be molded together with the remainder of the urinal screen body, forming a one piece construction made of a plastic material that may withstand the harsh environmental conditions within a urinal or toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Fresh Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Brown, Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8112823
    Abstract: A combination garbage disposal safety poker, scraper and deodorizer/sanitizer device is provided. The device comprises a cup-shaped strainer, a handle mounted to the strainer, a hollow cylindrical stem extending downward from the strainer, and a replaceable rubber scraper connected to lower end of the hollow stem and used for scraping waste from dishes and sinks. The inside of the stem serves as a compartment for holding a deodorizer/sanitizer tablet. Holes in the strainer and in the stem expose the deodorizer/sanitizer tablet to water, thereby gradually dissolving the tablet and continually deodorizing the garbage disposal unit and drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Disposal Guard Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas K Dombrowski
  • Publication number: 20110296597
    Abstract: An air freshening article, such as a deodorizing urinal screen, includes a body that is formed from a fragranced plastic that includes a plastic loaded with a fragrance material. The fragrance material is included in an amount of at least 15% by weight of the fragranced plastic. A method of producing a deodorizing urinal screen includes a fragrance loading stage in which a plastic is loaded with a fragrance material to produce a fragranced plastic. The fragranced plastic includes at least 15 wt % fragrance material. In a molding stage subsequent to the fragrance loading stage, the fragranced plastic is molded into the urinal screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: FRESH PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Brown, Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8056153
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for advertising a product or service and for sanitizing, deodorizing, and preventing splatter of fluids discharged in a urinal. The apparatus comprises a fluid permeable receptacle herein referred to as “receptacle” suspended along its longitudinal axis for absorbing discharged fluids and releasing the absorbed fluids into a drain of the urinal, an advertisement layer, and fasteners for fastening the receptacle to the urinal. The receptacle comprises particulate material embedded within compartments of the receptacle. The particulate material comprises an anti-splatter material for preventing splatter of fluids, an odor removal material for removing undesired odor from the fluids, and a sanitizing material for cleaning and disinfecting the fluids. Grommets along with the fasteners may be used for fastening the receptacle to the urinal. Advertisements may be printed on the surface of the receptacle or the advertisement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Javier Fernando Ruedas
  • Patent number: 8006324
    Abstract: A urinal discharge pipe assembly comprising a discharge pipe having a passageway therethrough from an inlet in communication with a urinal discharge outlet and an outlet in communication with a urine disposal system, a foam dispensing device having a foam outlet open into the passageway for discharge of an allotment of foam into the passageway between the inlet and the outlet adequate to form a temporary foam plug across the passageway blocking the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 8007707
    Abstract: An air freshening article, such as a deodorizing urinal screen, includes a body that is formed from a fragranced plastic that includes a plastic loaded with a fragrance material. The fragrance material is included in an amount of at least 15% by weight of the fragranced plastic. A method of producing a deodorizing urinal screen includes a fragrance loading stage in which a plastic is loaded with a fragrance material to produce a fragranced plastic. The fragranced plastic includes at least 15 wt % fragrance material. In a molding stage subsequent to the fragrance loading stage, the fragranced plastic is molded into the urinal screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Fresh Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Brown, Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 7979923
    Abstract: A urinal deodorizer set includes a support frame member, which has an upright board, a sloping flow guide board disposed at the top side of the upright board, and first diversion boards perpendicularly extended from the upright board and the sloping flow guide board, a holder frame member, which has an outer upright board, an arched bottom board, two sideboards, and second diversion boards perpendicularly extended from the outer upright boards and respectively abutted against the first diversion boards and defining with the first diversion boards an accommodation space, a deodorizer block accommodated in the accommodation space, and an anchoring member provided at the support frame member for securing the urinal deodorizer set to the vertical wall of a urinal to let flushing water run through the urinal deodorizer in mixing with the deodorizer block to achieve effective cleaning of the vertical and bottom walls of the urinal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Johnson J. Y. Hsu
  • Patent number: 7887697
    Abstract: An aromatic drain device comprising a perforate retaining device defining a volume for retaining an aromatic media therein, the retaining device releasably secured to a removable drain cover and positioned to extend below the drain cover into the cavity defined by the floor drain wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas W. Worth
  • Patent number: 7618532
    Abstract: An aromatic drain device comprising a perforate retaining device defining a volume for retaining an aromatic media therein, the retaining device releasably secured to a removable drain cover and positioned to extend below the drain cover into the cavity defined by the floor drain wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas W. Worth
  • Patent number: 7458108
    Abstract: We provide a sink drain air freshener container that is generally used with sink cover or a sink strainer/stopper. The air freshener container contains a plastic-based air freshener that emits the fragrance for at least 20 days after being unwrapped and placed in use in a sink. The air freshener container has perforations to enable the container to be drained. The strainer/stopper is preferably made of disposable plastic and the container is preferably part of the top portion of the strainer/stopper stem that is used in conjunction with the strainer/stopper perforated basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Bath Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas H. Wolf
  • Patent number: 7098174
    Abstract: A drainage slime remover capable of spreading a solution of a solid over slime generated wall surface portions, comprising a solid containing a microorganism growth retarding substance and a container which has a shape for permitting the installation thereof at the inlet or upper portion of a drain outlet and stores the solid, characterized in that the container has drain flow-in holes having an opening capable of controlling a drain flow-in amount and provided in the upper surface or the upper side portion of the container and solution flow-out holes having an opening capable of controlling a flow-out amount if a solid solution and provided in the bottom or the lower side portion of the container or additionally in the side surface thereof; and a slime preventing/removing agent which can remove slime from portions such as kitchen sinks and bathroom drain outlets where slime is grown by metabolites such as miscellaneous germs and mildews and which can prevent the occurrence of slime safely and for an extended
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Takemura, Izumi Takano, Kaoru Muto, Takashi Yoshihara, Akira Doshida
  • Patent number: 6927199
    Abstract: A drainage slime remover capable of spreading a solution of a solid over slime generated wall surface portions, comprising a solid containing a microorganism growth retarding substance and a container which has a shape for permitting the installation thereof at the inlet or upper portion of a drain outlet and stores the solid, characterized in that the container has drain flow-in holes having an opening capable of controlling a drain flow-in amount and provided in the upper surface or the upper side portion of the container and solution flow-out holes having an opening capable of controlling a flow-out amount if a solid solution and provided in the bottom or the lower side portion of the container or additionally in the side surface thereof; and a slime preventing/removing agent which can remove slime from portions such as kitchen sinks and bathroom drain outlets where slime is grown by metabolites such as miscellaneous germs and mildews and which can prevent the occurrence of slime safely and for an extended
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Eiji Takemura, Izumi Takano, Kaoru Muto, Takashi Yoshihara, Akira Doshida
  • Patent number: 6920648
    Abstract: A disposable, deodorant and splash proof urine dispersing device for placement in a urinal including a framework made of scented plastic material with a horizontal segmented supporting base and a central raised housing. The supporting base includes a plurality of perforated flexible segments and a central bottom frame with a central opening aligned with an outlet or drain in the urinal. The opening is surrounded by the multiple segments such that the device can flex and adapt to urinals of different sizes and designs. The central raised housing includes a horizontal or inclined top member and an upstanding peripheral wall connecting the top member with the central bottom frame in the supporting base. The peripheral wall includes flush relief openings and tapered for easy unit stacking. The top member includes a frame with a plurality of spaced parallel rods having a unique configuration for dispersing urine flow with reduced back splashing toward the user of the urinal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Inventors: Michael R. Suski, Michael F. Suski
  • Patent number: 6823533
    Abstract: Odor Absorber Device for Urinal with an odor absorbing cake retaining device, the device including a flexible base plate and an integral raised, circular cake retaining wall, a standard odor absorbing cake and a thermochromic graphic display panel mounting on top of the odor absorbing cake. The base plate and the lower portion of the retaining wall have a plurality of apertures to allow the cake to be effective. The circular retaining wall has a non perforated upper portion. The retaining wall has an inwardly facing ledge integrally attached to the top surface of the retaining wall. The base plate has a frame member capable of removably retaining an advertising display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Inventor: Derek Casari
  • Patent number: 6640350
    Abstract: A mat for a urinal. The mat includes a base, a disk with indicia thereon, baffles, hooks, and an optional container. The container receives either a urinal cake or an annunciator. The annunciator includes an activity switch, a signal conditioner, a counter conditioner, a sensor transducer that is exposed to the stream of urine, and an annunciator display that is visible and activates, either visibly and/or audibly, when the sensor transducer is impinged upon by the stream of urine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Deutsch
  • Patent number: 6528467
    Abstract: A drainage slime remover capable of spreading a solution of a solid over slime generated wall surface portions, comprising a solid containing a microorganism growth retarding substance and a container which has a shape for permitting the installation thereof at the inlet or upper portion of a drain outlet and stores the solid, characterized in that the container has drain flow-in holes having an opening capable of controlling a drain flow-in amount and provided in the upper surface or the upper side portion of the container and solution flow-out holes having an opening capable of controlling a flow-out amount if a solid solution and provided in the bottom or the lower side portion of the container or additionally in the side surface thereof; and a slime preventing/removing agent which can remove slime from portions such as kitchen sinks and bathroom drain outlets where slime is grown by metabolites such as miscellaneous germs and mildews and which can prevent the occurrence of slime safely and for an extended
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Takemura, Izumi Takano, Kaoru Muto, Takashi Yoshihara, Akira Doshida
  • Patent number: 6269490
    Abstract: A deodorant and urine dispersing device for placement in a urinal and including a receptacle mounted on a flexible base pad having an opening for alignment with the outlet opening in a urinal and including vertically spaced urine dispersing filters each of which includes a plurality of rod-like members oriented in spaced, parallel relation with the rod-like members in the upper dispersing filter being parallel to the path of urine flow and the rod-like members in the lower dispersing filter being perpendicular to the rod-like members in the upper dispersing filter. Each of the rod-like members have a generally cylindrical upper surface and a lower edge defined by downwardly converging surfaces forming a V-shaped configuration with the lower apex defining a narrow edge to reduce capillary action and reduce splashing of urine when it engages the dispersing filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventors: Michael F. Suski, Michael R. Suski