Dispensing To Or Dispenser In Flush Pipe Patents (Class 4/226.1)
  • Publication number: 20150013053
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses of the invention relate to reduction of a spread of microbes, in particular from a toilet into the environment. In one aspect, a method of reducing a spread of microbes is provided comprising: providing a pressurized water supply to a toilet bowl; providing an externally accessible reservoir containing an anti-microbial additive; providing a conduit comprising a first end in fluid communication with the pressurized water supply and a second end in fluid communication with the externally accessible reservoir; and administering the anti-microbial additive into the toilet bowl, through the conduit; wherein the spread of microbes into an environment proximal to the toilet is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Steven J. LAKEN, Carlo Giovanni TRAVERSO, Richard L. MILLER
  • Patent number: 8839465
    Abstract: A toilet cleaning system, using a bifurcated communicating pipe which provides cleansing material to a toilet bowl. The system is provided as a component of a water closet, which is inexpensive to manufacture, and is capable of delivering a limited amount of cleanser to the toilet, while preventing accidental flushing of the cleanser unit into the toilet bowl. The bifurcated communicating pipe has an angled branch and allows a portion of the cleanser unit seated in the angled branch to project into the central channel of the communicating pipe for contacting the flush water, to provide cleansing action. The flush water passing through the communicating pipe dissolves or disperses a certain amount of the cleanser and therefore provides cleansing of the flush water. Optionally, a removable cap is present for sealing the angled branch, to prevent the flush water from exiting the angled branch. Anchoring means are provided for anchoring a cleanser unit within the angled branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Yaacov Kolcheh
  • Publication number: 20140115767
    Abstract: A fixture cleaning and deodorizing apparatus including a container assembly with a wick assembly and a solution container, wherein the wick assembly is secured to at least one of the solution container and a dispenser, the dispenser receives at least one of the container assembly and solution container therein, and the dispenser is configured to dispense solution from the solution container; and a fan assembly situated in the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Xela Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Todd J. Muderlak, Kenneth J. Muderlak
  • Publication number: 20140115766
    Abstract: A fixture cleaning and deodorizing apparatus including a container assembly with a wick assembly and a solution container, wherein the wick assembly is secured to at least one of the solution container and a dispenser, the dispenser receives at least one of the container assembly and solution container therein, and the dispenser is configured to dispense solution from the solution container; and a fan assembly situated in the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: XELA INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: XELA INNOVATIONS, LLC
  • Patent number: 8557126
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chemical administrator which delivers a chemical solution into a water supply line for a water-consuming device, e.g., a toilet in a recreational vehicle, for the purpose of treating waste-water before it is disposed in a holding tank. The apparatus has a container which holds the chemical solution. It also has a chemical administering system which siphons the chemical from the container into the water supply line using a vacuum created by the water moving through it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen J. Futch
  • Patent number: 8196232
    Abstract: An exhaust unit for a hanging toilet bowl is described, and includes a house with a back wall and a front wall, two exhaust coupling tubes extending in the house from the front wall to the back wall and having a first end projecting outside the house back wall. The first end of a second exhaust coupling tube can have a diameter that is larger than the diameter of the first end of a first exhaust coupling tube. At its second end, the first exhaust coupling tube can be provided with a sealing ring arranged in a groove-shaped recess of the inner wall. At its second end, the second exhaust coupling tube can provided with a sealing ring arranged in a groove-shaped recess of the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Trivio Invest B.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Joannes Wilhelmus Van Herp, Johannes Hermanus Petrus Maria Oonk, Tijmen Karel Jan Boogers
  • Patent number: 8112824
    Abstract: A dosing device for dosing chemicals (9) into outlet water for flushing a toilet having a toilet bowl. The dosing device comprises a place of dosing, at which outlet water and the chemicals are mixed during a flushing of the toilet. The place of dosing is arranged between an inlet to an overflow pipe (5) and an inlet to the toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Ifo Sanitar AB
    Inventor: Stefan Danielsson Spogardh
  • Publication number: 20100205732
    Abstract: Dosing mechanism for free-flowing preparations, comprising a dosing device having an energy source, a control unit, and a sensor unit, and at least one first tank containing a first preparation and that can be coupled to the dosing device, the dosing device comprising a micropump controllable by the control unit and having a specific delivery rate of less than 500 l/min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Mühlhausen, Frank Pessel, Ralph Butter-Jentsch, Matthias Lueken
  • Publication number: 20090151061
    Abstract: A urinal assembly includes a urinal device and a urinal deodorizer. The urinal device includes a basin and plumbing. The urinal deodorizer includes a housing, a deodorizing agent supply unit, a pipe, and an open-type air-freshening container. The deodorizing agent supply unit is disposed in the housing, and is adapted to hold a deodorizing agent and to dispense a predetermined amount of the same. The pipe has first and second ends. The first end is coupled to the outlet of the deodorizing agent supply unit. The open-type air-freshening container is coupled to the second end to receive and hold the predetermined amount of the deodorizing agent. The air-freshening container is coupled to the plumbing and is operable to supply a portion of the predetermined amount of the deodorizing agent to the urinal device via the plumbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Cheng-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 7111330
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly structured to automatically add or dispense cleanser, deodorant, disinfectant and/or like additive to a toilet bowl or urinal, particularly of the type used in commercial applications which are normally connected to a pressurized water supply for flushing without the presence of an accessible flush tank, as is present in most domestic toilet fixtures. The assembly comprising a retention chamber disposed in fluid communication between a pressurized water supply pipe and the toilet bowl or urinal and structured to retain the additive in contact with at least a first portion of the flush water. The outlet of the pressurized water supply pipe is structured to discharge a second portion of the flush water into the retention chamber thereby displacing the first portion of the flush water from the retention chamber into the toilet bowl or urinal and providing the additional water necessary during a flushing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Inventor: Rabbi Abraham Korf
  • 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: 6588026
    Abstract: A method for introducing liquid agents, such as cleansers or disinfectant, into the water supply of a sanitary facility, such as a water closet includes the monitoring of the pressure characteristics of a flush cycle and determining an appropriate time during the cycle for introduction of the liquid agent. A subsequent flush cycle is similarly monitored. At the determined time the agent is added. Preferably, the determined time is towards the end of the flush cycle. An apparatus for carrying out the method includes a liquid reception, a pressure sensor located in a line connecting the reservoir to the water supply line for the sanitary facility, and a control unit which operates either a pump or a valve. The liquid can be introduced into the water supply either by the pump or by suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: HTS International Trading AG
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Meier, Hans-Jörg Studer
  • Patent number: 6530094
    Abstract: A flowable material dispensing system is disclosed which includes a container (5) for holding the flowable material, the container (5) having a downwardly directed lower outlet opening (510) which can be located within an outer container being either a cistern of a flushing system or within a cabinet (40,41) that is connectable to a flushing flow path of sanitation apparatus, the container (5) being so located that a portion of flowable material within said container (5) is discharged therefrom during each flushing operation of the sanitation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Calfarme Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Boon Lye Paul Neo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20020069457
    Abstract: A method for introducing liquid agents, such as cleansers or disinfectant, into the water supply of a sanitary facility, such as a water closet includes the monitoring of the pressure characteristics of a flush cycle and determining an appropriate time during the cycle for introduction of the liquid agent. A subsequent flush cycle is similarly monitored. At the determined time the agent is added. Preferably, the determined time is towards the end of the flush cycle. An apparatus for carrying out the method includes a liquid reception, a pressure sensor located in a line connecting the reservoir to the water supply line for the sanitary facility, and a control unit which operates either a pump or a valve. The liquid can be introduced into the water supply either by the pump or by suction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Meier, Hans-Jorg Studer
  • Patent number: 6397879
    Abstract: A fluid treatment device adapted to be disposed in-line with a fluid flow path, particularly suited for use as an in-line toilet cleaner. The device is suitable for use with fluid pressures of at least 500 pounds per square inch. The device includes inlet and outlet ports for connection to a fluid supply and a fluid exhaust. The device has a fluid treatment chamber for use with a replaceable fluid treatment cartridge inserted therein. The fluid treatment cartridge may be a chemical compound such as a detergent, or a mechanical or electrical treatment device. The device also includes a valve mechanism for controlling the portion of fluid that passes through the treatment chamber before exiting the device, and an adjusting knob for manipulating the valve position. The device has a pressure release valve. The device may include an indicator for indicating when the treatment cartridge must be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventors: Russ Ring, Morrison Richard
  • Patent number: 6247189
    Abstract: An inline sanitary conditioning system for a toilet or urinal system comprises a hollow body plumbed into a flush line between the flush valve and the bowl of the toilet or urinal. A cage is mounted to into a chamber in the body through which the flush water passes. A solid tablet comprised of a soluble sanitary conditioning material is retained in the cage so that actuation of the flush valve causes water to flow through the upper end of the body into the chamber to dissolve a portion of the solid tablet to form a sanitary conditioning solution which is delivered to the bowl of the toilet or urinal. Preferably, electronic sensing apparatus are provided to detect users of the urinal or toilet, count the number of users, and activate a signal to alert maintenance personnel of the need to replace the sanitary conditioning tablet after 2000 or more users (or any other number) have been counted or predetermined number of days have elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Waterbury Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Dean, Nicholas A. Velezis