Chemical Holder Suspended In Bowl Patents (Class 4/231)
  • Patent number: 10196803
    Abstract: Toilet basket (1) for receiving solid or gelled preparations having at least one container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) for receiving at least one preparation (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d), the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) positionable below the toilet rim so that flushing water can flow over it when the toilet is flushed, and at least one inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) and one outlet opening (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) shaped in the container wall (7) for the flushing water; a holder (2) for mounting the toilet basket (1) on the bowl rim; a flushing water distributing element (8) arranged and configured on the toilet basket (1) so that the flushing water distributing element (8) is impinged upon by flushing water upon flushing, and an equalized delivery of flushing water into the inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) of the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Muehlhausen, Ralph Butter-Jentsch
  • Patent number: 10070758
    Abstract: A soap grip for a bar of soap provides a flexible fabric gripping body that extends through a medial portion of a bar of soap so as to extend from a first end and a second end thereof, the gripping body provides finger holes extending outwardly from the ends of the bar of soap to allow for secure gripping of the bar of soap while bathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: James W. Healy
  • Patent number: 10000931
    Abstract: An apparatus for mold remediation on a building roof. A porous, stretchable tube includes two opposing folding end elements. Many mold remediation particles are contained within the tube. The porous, stretchable tube is made of a weather resistant material having multiple material openings so as to allow moisture to penetrate to the mold remediation particles while being sized smaller than the mold remediation particles so as to retain them in the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel T. Daugherty
  • Patent number: 9955830
    Abstract: The device for holding male genitalia adjacent a toilet seat is an apparatus that may be installed temporarily on the front, inside edge of a toilet seat. When installed on a toilet seat, the apparatus provides support for a user's penis while the user is seated on the toilet. In so doing, the apparatus prevents the user's genitalia from touching water in the toilet or the toilet itself. The apparatus is easily installed by sliding U-shaped clips onto the front of the toilet seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Constance Harris, Shakia Burton
  • Patent number: 9926695
    Abstract: The invention relates to a toilet cleaner for receiving solid or gel preparations, comprising a plurality of containers for receiving at least one preparation. The containers can be positioned below the toilet rim such that flushing water can flow over the containers when the toilet is flushed, and at least one inlet opening and outlet opening are formed in each container wall for the flushing water. A flushing water conducting element is arranged and configured on the toilet cleaner such that flushing water is supplied to the flushing water conducting element when the toilet is flushed and the flushing water is conducted to the inlet opening of the container. The inlet openings are asymmetrical relative to the vertical axis V of the containers and are arranged at an angle of incidence ? of 1°-60° relative to the longitudinal central axis M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Detlef Lehmann, Hans-Georg Muehlhausen
  • Patent number: 9366016
    Abstract: Toilet basket (1) for receiving solid or gelled preparations having at least one container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) for receiving at least one preparation (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d), the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) positionable below the toilet rim so that flushing water can flow over it when the toilet is flushed, and at least one inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) and one outlet opening (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) shaped in the container wall (7) for the flushing water; a holder (2) for mounting the toilet basket (1) on the bowl rim; a flushing water distributing element (8) arranged and configured on the toilet basket (1) so that the flushing water distributing element (8) is impinged upon by flushing water upon flushing, and an equalized delivery of flushing water into the inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) of the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ralph Butter-Jentsch, Hans-Georg Muehlhausen
  • Patent number: 9334640
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved toilet dispensing devices for use in conjunction with a sanitary appliance particularly a toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC.
    Inventors: Diane Joyce Burt, Dalmacio T. Jugarap
  • Patent number: 9068330
    Abstract: A bathroom device with a single use dissolvable functional head with a plunger head or a cleaning head is described. The bathroom device may include an elongated handle coupled at a first end to the to the single use dissolvable functional head. The device may also include a single use dissolvable sleeve covering a portion of the elongated handle and a release mechanism for releasing the single use dissolvable functional head from the first end of the elongated handle. The single use dissolvable sleeve may be configured to slide off the elongated handle when the single use dissolvable functional head has been released. A method of using the bathroom device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Larry D. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9003572
    Abstract: An improved hanger 19 for a lavatory treatment device 10 which comprises: a top plate portion 20 which from an approximate midpoint 21, depends a downwardly extending stalk 22, wherein the top plate portion 20 includes a left arm section 20A section and a right arm section 20B which extends outwardly from the midpoint 21 and in a forward direction with respect to the stalk 22, wherein the left arm section 20A and the right arm section 20B are preferably essentially symmetrical about the midpoint 21 and are angled forwardly with respect to the stalk 22, and at the ends of each of the left arm section 20A section and a right arm section 20B are each a downwardly extending to grip arm, 23A, 23B, which grip arms 23A, 23B are parallel and spaced part from one another, and also each is located forward of the stalk 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventors: Stella Louise Knorr, Sasha Miu, Adrian Charles Ian Scott-Murphy, Saravanabhavan Selvalingam
  • Patent number: 8966674
    Abstract: Cageless toilet dispensing devices for use in conjunction with a sanitary appliance particularly a toilet, and methods for their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventors: Robert Zhong Lu, Dana Moseson
  • Publication number: 20140298577
    Abstract: Self-adhesive lavatory treatment compositions comprise an adhesion promoter based on a fatty alcohol polyglycol ether as may be represented by the following structural formula (I): R—O—?CH2—CH2—O?nH??(I) within which, R is an C12-C24 aliphatic mono- or poly-alkene moiety, and n has a value of from 1 to 50, an organic solvent constituent, a surfactant, and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Diane Joyce Burt, Priscila Mira Luciano
  • Patent number: 8776277
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved toilet dispensing devices for use in conjunction with a sanitary appliance, particularly a toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventor: Hui-Lian Leo
  • Patent number: 8695124
    Abstract: A toilet chemical dispenser includes a housing defining an accommodation chamber and a first opening, a cover plate covering the first opening and having a water outlet port. a flow-guide plate upwardly outwardly extended from the cover plate and defining with the cover plate a predetermined contained angle, a chemical box accommodated in the accommodation chamber of the housing and having a second opening facing the first opening and the water outlet port of the cover plate, and a mounting device having its one connected to the housing and its other end thereof for fastening to the top edge of the bowl of a toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jin-Yang Hsu
  • Patent number: 8685304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a lavatory dispensing device useful for the delivery of at least one treatment composition, preferably a cleaning composition and/or a sanitizing composition to a sanitary appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventors: Nevin Arora, Christopher King, Robert Zhong Lu, Tri Nguyen, Dana Phieff, Steven Wu
  • Publication number: 20140068848
    Abstract: A urinal deodoriser cartridge assembly (100) is provided. The assembly comprises an outer body (200) sized for placement in a urinal, and an insert (300) configured for insertion into and removable retention within, the outer body (200), and to retain a deodorising block (110). The assembly (100) is adapted to permit contact between urinal liquids and the deodorising block (110) by a base of the insert (300) being positionable to contact a surface of the urinal. A device configured for placement in a urinal, and for retaining a urinal deodoriser cartridge (100) assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Boon Lye Paul Neo
  • Publication number: 20140059752
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a cleaning substance to a bathroom surface to be cleaned includes a body that is dissolvable in water, the body having an elongate, distally-facing wall defining a cavity for releasably retaining the cleaning substance until the body is dislodged by flowing water. For toilet surface applications, the apparatus includes a cleaning substance and a body that is dissolvable in water. The body has a distally-facing cavity for releasably retaining the cleaning substance and a proximally-extending gripping mechanism to permit the user to grip the body and then press the cleaning substance against the toilet surface. The body is configured to release the cleaning substance to permit the body to be dislodged. A method for applying a cleaning substance includes the following steps: employing the water dissolvable body to apply the cleaning substance to the toilet bowl; and removing the body thereby leaving the cleaning substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Phoebe Leppla, Rachel Robinette
  • Patent number: 8616796
    Abstract: A household device. One household device comprises a rod and a chamber extending from the rod, the chamber is configured to contain one dispensing element, the one dispensing element is configured for dispensing materials that are dissolvable in water. The chamber further includes at least one opening configured to allow the dispensing material to contact water and thereby dispense the dispensing material when in contact with water. The household device additionally includes one mounting clip attached to at least one of the rod and the chamber. The mounting clip is configured for mounting the rod and chamber to a household implement that periodically fills with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Naftali Lobl
  • Patent number: 8615820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cageless lavatory dispensing device comprising a hanger (10) and a compressed solid block (50). The hanger (10) has a hook end (20) for suspending the dispensing device to a sanitary-appliance, and the compressed solid block (50) comprises at least one chemical agent. A process for delivering a treatment composition to a sanitary appliance is also disclosed. Said process comprises the steps of: providing and suspending a cageless lavatory dispensing device within the sanitary appliance; periodically flushing water about the exterior of the compressed block to elute at least one chemical constituent to form a treatment composition with said water, which treatment composition provides cleaning and/or sanitizing and/or disinfecting benefit to the sanitary appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventors: Nevin Arora, Christopher Brian King, Robert Zhong Lu, Tri Nguyen, Dana Moseson, Steven Wu
  • Patent number: 8603257
    Abstract: An automatic toilet bowl treatment device, wherein said device comprises: a fluid reservoir, a pump means, a hanger means, and a fluid spray means wherein the entire device is configured so that it can be suspended from, preferably wholly suspended from, a part of a toilet bowl and in particular, a part of the toilet bowl rim. The device is used for the automatic treatment of a lavatory appliance, preferably a toilet bowl and especially preferably the interior surfaces of a toilet bowl which process comprises operating the device to provide a quantity of a treatment composition at periodic intervals to one or more interior surfaces of the lavatory appliance, and preferably to one or more of the interior surfaces of a toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventors: Diane Joyce Burt, Wu Jin, Christopher King, Alexander W Mayes, Pawel Rudzinski, Jacobus Simon Petrus Van Diepen
  • Patent number: 8551259
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holder for an active ingredient comprising a fixing portion for mechanical fixing under a toilet bowl rim, and a receiving portion joined to the fixing portion for receiving an active ingredient. One problem of such known holders is that they are troublesome to fix to the toilet bowl and to remove again therefrom. This disadvantage is overcome according to the invention by at least parts of the fixing portion being formed from a biodegradable, preferably water-soluble material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventor: Jörn Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 8510872
    Abstract: Toilet flusher (1) comprising a power source (3), a control unit (4), and at least one first container (9) containing a first preparation (10), wherein the first container can be coupled to the toilet flusher (1), wherein at least the first preparation (10) has a viscosity less than 3,000 mPas, and wherein a pump (6) and/or a dispensing element (43) is configured so that when the pump (6) is idle or the dispensing element (43) is in the closed position, the preparation (10) is prevented from freely flowing into the surrounding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Mühlhausen, Frank Pessel, Ralph Butter-Jentsch, Matthias Lueken
  • Publication number: 20130104304
    Abstract: A toilet bowl treatment composition dispensing device, comprising a hanger and a treatment composition block. The hanger (20) comprises an elongate body portion (21) having a first end and a second end; a hook portion (22) at the first end for suspending the hanger (20) from a rim of a toilet bowl; and a block supporting portion (23) at the second end, the block supporting portion (23) having at least one finger (25) projecting from a surface of the supporting portion. Wherein the hook portion (22) and the at least one finger (25) project from one of the same longitudinal side of the body portion (21), and opposite longitudinal sides of the body portion (21), and the treatment composition block (10) is retained on the supporting portion (23) by said at least one finger inserted into a surface of said treatment composition block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Brian Wilson, Matthew Stevenson, Trevor Payne
  • Patent number: 8429767
    Abstract: A release device, such as a toilet freshener that releases at least one preparation into the interior of a toilet bowl, comprises a dispenser, at least one container connected to the dispenser for storing at least one preparation, a release element for releasing preparation, a line connecting the release element and the container in communicating manner, a sensor unit capable of detecting vibrations, and a fastening means for detachably fixing the dispenser to the rim of a toilet bowl. In a preferred embodiment, the fastening means rests at least in part on the toilet bowl and is configured to pick up vibrations, such as structure-borne noise, from the toilet bowl and transmit them to the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & CO. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Frey
  • Patent number: 8424122
    Abstract: The application relates to a release device, in particular toilet freshener, for releasing at least one preparation into the interior of a toilet bowl comprising a dispenser, at least one container connected to the dispenser for storing at least one preparation, a release element for releasing preparation, in particular into the interior of a toilet bowl, the release element being connected in communicating manner to the container via a line and the bottom of the container being arranged above the release orifice of the release element in the direction of gravity, such that a difference in level ?h is formed between the bottom of the container and the release orifice of the release element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co., KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Frey
  • Patent number: 8402570
    Abstract: A toilet freshener for releasing a preparation into a toilet bowl includes a dispenser, at least one container couplable with the dispenser for storing the preparation, a release element for releasing preparation into the toilet bowl and connected in communicating manner to the container via a line so that the bottom of the container is arranged above the release orifice of the release element in the direction of gravity, such that a difference in level is formed between the bottom of the container and the release orifice of the release element, and a pin connected to the line, which interacts with the couplable container such that, during coupling of the container with the dispenser, the pin displaces a volume of preparation in the container, whereby a pressure is produced in the container, which pressure conveys the preparation over the difference in level into the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Frey
  • Publication number: 20120266370
    Abstract: Toilet basket (1) for receiving solid or gelled preparations having at least one container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) for receiving at least one preparation (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d), the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) positionable below the toilet rim so that flushing water can flow over it when the toilet is flushed, and at least one inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) and one outlet opening (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) shaped in the container wall (7) for the flushing water; a holder (2) for mounting the toilet basket (1) on the bowl rim; a flushing water distributing element (8) arranged and configured on the toilet basket (1) so that the flushing water distributing element (8) is impinged upon by flushing water upon flushing, and an equalized delivery of flushing water into the inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) of the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Ralph Butter-Jentsch, Hans-Georg Muchlhausen
  • Publication number: 20120266369
    Abstract: Toilet basket (1) for receiving solid or gelled preparations having at least one container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) for receiving at least one preparation (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d), the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) positionable below the toilet rim so that flushing water can flow over it when the toilet is flushed, and at least one inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) and one outlet opening (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) shaped in the container wall (7) for the flushing water; a holder (2) for mounting the toilet basket (1) on the bowl rim; a flushing water distributing element (8) arranged and configured on the toilet basket (1) so that the flushing water distributing element (8) is impinged upon by flushing water upon flushing, and an equalized delivery of flushing water into the inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) of the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Ralph Butter-Jentsch, Hans-Georg Muehlhausen
  • Publication number: 20120266368
    Abstract: Toilet basket (1) for receiving solid or gelled preparations having at least one container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) for receiving at least one preparation (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d), the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) positionable below the toilet rim so that flushing water can flow over it when the toilet is flushed, and at least one inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) and one outlet opening (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) shaped in the container wall (7) for the flushing water; a holder (2) for mounting the toilet basket (1) on the bowl rim; a flushing water distributing element (8) arranged and configured on the toilet basket (1) so that the flushing water distributing element (8) is impinged upon by flushing water upon flushing, and an equalized delivery of flushing water into the inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) of the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Ralph Butter-Jentsch, Hans-Georg Muehlhausen
  • Patent number: 8291524
    Abstract: A clip for mounting a fluid delivery device adjacent a wall of an enclosure is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device includes a base, a hook configured to support the base adjacent the wall, means for attaching a fluid delivery device to the base, and means for rotating the base. Additionally, a method for attaching a clip for mounting a fluid delivery device adjacent a toilet bowl is disclosed. The method includes securing a hook to a rim, engaging a tab of a base to an underside of the rim at an interface, and rotating the base in response to the interface to substantially engage the tab of the base with the underside of the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: S.C, Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Leonard, Allen D. Miller, Michael M. Sawalski, Timothy R. Ordiway, Linda M. Madore, Jeffrey L. Crull, Steven Merrill Harrington, Wai Yin Shum
  • Patent number: 8277715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a lavatory dispensing device useful for the delivery of at least one treatment composition, preferably a cleaning composition and/or a sanitizing composition to a sanitary appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventors: Nevin Arora, Christopher King, Robert Zhong Lu, Tri Nguyen, Dana Pheiff, Steven Wu
  • Patent number: 8266729
    Abstract: The dispenser for a W.C. bowl comprises a support means (40) having a support (41, 42) for containing a first active substance in liquid or solid form and provided with at least one exit aperture (3) for said active substance; and hooking means (43) for supporting said support (41, 42) below the rim (21) of the W.C. bowl (20), in a position exposed to the action of the flushing water flow. According to the invention, at least one pocket (5) is provided, shaped to be associated with the outside of the support means (40), within said pocket (5) there being defined a chamber (6) comprising a perfuming substance or other active substance. Preferably, said perfuming substance is in the form of granules formed of absorbent plastic material. Alternatively, said perfuming substance is liquid and contained in an enclosure with an osmotic membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Re.Le.Vi—S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Pagani
  • Patent number: 8256038
    Abstract: A urinal block for use in a conventional water-based urinal where the water has been shut off, the block includes a first block portion that makes up about forty percent to sixty percent of the urinal block and has a first portion composition substantially similar to a conventional, non-paradichlorobenzene block used in water-based urinals for deodorizing during each flush, a second block portion that makes up about forty to sixty percent of the urinal block and has a second portion composition of a blended mixture of a non-paradichlorobenzene block portion, an odor counteractant gel, and a bacterial culture gel, and a liquid-pervious and liquid-insoluble layer covering at least the second block portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Jay D. Hunter
  • Patent number: 8197739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a lavatory dispensing device useful for the delivery of at least one treatment composition, preferably a cleaning composition and/or a sanitizing composition to a sanitary appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventor: Robert Zhong Lu
  • Patent number: 8181282
    Abstract: Toilet basket (1) for receiving solid or gelled preparations having at least one container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) for receiving at least one preparation (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d), the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) positionable below the toilet rim so that flushing water can flow over it when the toilet is flushed, and at least one inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) and one outlet opening (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) shaped in the container wall (7) for the flushing water; a holder (2) for mounting the toilet basket (1) on the bowl rim; a flushing water distributing element (8) arranged and configured on the toilet basket (1) so that the flushing water distributing element (8) is impinged upon by flushing water upon flushing, and an equalized delivery of flushing water into the inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) of the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ralph Butter-Jentsch, Hans-Georg Muehlhausen
  • Publication number: 20120073036
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adjustable-volume metering pump automatic dispenser of sanitary products for toilet water cisterns, made up of a reservoir and of an auxiliary reservoir, and in which: the reservoir contains a sanitary product and an adjustable-volume metering pump of a membrane-pump version is mounted by a sealed assembly in its lower part, and each time the toilet is used, the auxiliary reservoir releases the dose of sanitary product into the water at the end of the flush and then receives from the adjustable-volume metering pump a new dose of sanitary product required for the next use of the toilet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: JEAN-PIERRE RIZZO
  • Patent number: 8015629
    Abstract: A device useful for the delivery of a treatment composition, and a fragrancing effect to a sanitary appliance, especially a toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventors: Lamson Nguyen, Jeanne Marie Weller
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110099698
    Abstract: Toilet basket (1) for receiving solid or gelled preparations having at least one container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) for receiving at least one preparation (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d), the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) positionable below the toilet rim so that flushing water can flow over it when the toilet is flushed, and at least one inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) and one outlet opening (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) shaped in the container wall (7) for the flushing water; a holder (2) for mounting the toilet basket (1) on the bowl rim; a flushing water distributing element (8) arranged and configured on the toilet basket (1) so that the flushing water distributing element (8) is impinged upon by flushing water upon flushing, and an equalized delivery of flushing water into the inlet opening (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) of the container (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Ralph Butter-Jentsch, Hans-Georg Muehlhausen
  • Patent number: 7921479
    Abstract: A system for conserving water in a conventional water-based urinal where the water has been shut off, the block includes a first block portion that makes up about forty percent to sixty percent of the urinal block and has a first portion composition substantially similar to a conventional, non-paradichlorobenzene block used in water-based urinals for deodorizing during each flush, and a second block portion that makes up about forty to sixty percent of the urinal block and has a second portion composition of a blended mixture of a non-paradichlorobenzene block portion, an odor counteractant gel, and a bacterial culture gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Jay D. Hunter
  • Patent number: 7908680
    Abstract: A multi-function canister, mountable within a urinal chamber, is held in place by a spring clip that is insertable in one of the flush apertures at the top of the chamber, and which biases the canister against the chamber rear wall. The canister includes an onboard fragrance tablet that continually dispenses an odor-counteracting aroma. The canister also includes a reservoir filled with a solid compound, a dissolved portion of which is released into the chamber with each flush by water flowing from the aperture in which the spring clip is installed. A deflector tray limits the amount of water flowing into the reservoir. The dissolved portion inhibits the formation of potassium phosphate scale (urine calculus) on the surfaces of the urinal chamber and drainage pipes. The solid compound may be sulfamic acid. The canister may also include a grill which covers and protects the fragrance tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Hiromi Akitsu
  • Patent number: 7832025
    Abstract: A dispenser for releasing a treatment composition into the bowl of a toilet, and a fragrance into the surrounding room, comprises a solid block of a treatment composition in a housing. A block of gel material impregnated with the fragrance fills an opening in a front wall of the housing and is exposed to the housing interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Jeyes Group Limited
    Inventors: Peter Virica, Neil Papworth, Brian Wilson
  • Publication number: 20100212074
    Abstract: An article or a device comprising a delivery means which includes a non-liquid lavatory treatment material which includes a first air treatment constituent in its composition, and wherein the device also includes an air treatment means particularly where the air treatment means is used to treat the ambient environment in the near vicinity, or in the in the proximity of the lavatory appliance with which the article or device is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Diane Joyce Burt, Jeanne Marie Weller
  • Publication number: 20100192291
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved toilet dispensing devices for use in conjunction with a sanitary appliance particularly a toilet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventors: Diane Joyce Burt, Dalmacio T. Jugarap
  • Publication number: 20100125936
    Abstract: A system for conserving water in a conventional water-based urinal where the water has been shut off, the block includes a first block portion that makes up about forty percent to sixty percent of the urinal block and has a first portion composition substantially similar to a conventional, non-paradichlorobenzene block used in water-based urinals for deodorizing during each flush, and a second block portion that makes up about forty to sixty percent of the urinal block and has a second portion composition of a blended mixture of a non-paradichlorobenzene block portion, an odor counteractant gel, and a bacterial culture gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Jay D. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20090260658
    Abstract: A toilet bowl cleaning unit disposed to intercept an intermittent flow of water from each flush of the water from a water line to a toilet bowl comprising a mounting device for installation in the flow of water, and a water-soluble compound positioned on the mounting device to intercept a substantial portion of the water as it is flushed from the water line to the toilet bowl, said water-soluble compound thereby being released into the toiled bowl with the water from each flush to inhibit formation of mineral deposits on the surfaces of the toilet bowl and/or drainage pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Haruo Miyagi, Yoshi Miyagi, Haruyoshi Miyagi, Daniel J. Rodrigue, Mark E. Schulte
  • Publication number: 20090235443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cageless lavatory dispensing device comprising a hanger (10) and a compressed solid block (50). The hanger (10) has a hook end (20) for suspending the dispensing device to a sanitary-appliance, and the compressed solid block (50) comprises at least one chemical agent. A process for delivering a treatment composition to a sanitary appliance is also disclosed. Said process comprises the steps of: providing and suspending a cageless lavatory dispensing device within the sanitary appliance; periodically flushing water about the exterior of the compressed block to elute at least one chemical constituent to form a treatment composition with said water, which treatment composition provides cleaning and/or sanitizing and/or disinfecting benefit to the sanitary appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser, Inc,
    Inventors: Nevin Arora, Christopher Brian King, Robert Zhong Lu, Tri Nguyen, Dana Moseson, Steven Wu
  • Publication number: 20090151059
    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: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: John J.Y. Hsu
  • Publication number: 20080313795
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved toilet dispensing devices for use in conjunction with a sanitary appliance, particularly a toilet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: RECKITT BENCKISER INC.
    Inventor: Robert Zhong Lu
  • Publication number: 20080028505
    Abstract: An apparatus to illuminate and air freshen a toilet bowl. More particularly an easily installed apparatus in a saddle type configuration that is placed on the toilet bowl rim and is capable of providing illumination into the bowl and deodorizing functions by emanation of a pleasant fragrance into the air in the bowl or surrounding environment. More particularly an apparatus to illuminate, disinfect and air freshen a toilet bowl in a saddle type configuration that is placed on the toilet bowl rim and is capable of providing illumination into the bowl, disinfecting the toilet bowl water, and deodorizing functions by emanation of a pleasant fragrance into the air in the bowl or surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Harold Penn
  • Publication number: 20070214555
    Abstract: A device for dispensing into the flushing water and/or for mixing with the flushing water detergent and/or sanitizing and/or deodorant products, in toilet bowls or hydraulic and sanitary fixtures in general. The device comprises a supporting structure provided with engagement means which can engage the hydraulic and sanitary fixture in order to support the supporting structure in a region of the fixture that is affected by the flushing water flow. The supporting structure supports rotatably, about a rotation axis, at least one rotating element, which interacts with the flow of flushing water in order to mix detergent and/or sanitizing and/or deodorant products introduced in the flushing water and/or adjust the dispensing of detergent and/or sanitizing and/or deodorant products connected to the supporting structure and/or vary the orientation of the flow of flushing water conveyed onto detergent and/or sanitizing and/or deodorant products connected to the supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Carlo Ferrara, Laura Ruffina