Flushing Patents (Class 4/262)
  • Patent number: 10041236
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a multi-function lavatory fixture are disclosed. The lavatory fixture includes a first and second leg, where a first end of each leg is configured to be mounted to a deck and a second end of each leg is located over a basin of the lavatory fixture. A connecting section extends between the second ends of each leg and includes outlets to dispense water, soap, and air to wash a user's hands. The fixture also includes indicators located proximate each of the outlets to indicate to the user the location of each outlet. A sensor located near each outlet identifies the presence of a user's hands near the outlet and dispenses water, soap, or air accordingly. A controller within the lavatory fixture receives inputs from each sensor and activates the appropriate pump, fan, valve, and the like to deliver the desired product at the appropriate outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Bradley Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Loberger, Scott M. Kluck, William L. Haas, Jason T. Dodge
  • Patent number: 6523193
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method of effectively preventing infection, and provides a fluid supply apparatus capable of being preferably used for the system. A fluid supply apparatus is disposed near a doorway of a hall of an ordinary household. The fluid supply apparatus includes a water supply function performed by a water supply nozzle, a gargle discharge function performed by a gargle nozzle, a disinfectant discharge function performed by a disinfectant nozzle, and a sink. A body detection sensor for detecting a human body that enters a room is provided above the doorway. When the body detection sensor detects a body, a voice output apparatus outputs a voice prompting the person to gargle and wash hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Saraya Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ichiro Saraya
  • Patent number: 5918323
    Abstract: Mobile hospital liquid sanitation cart for convenient and safe collection and ready transport and disposal of liquid waste from patients. A cuplike receptor on flexible tubing is extended to receive waste liquid and convey it to temporary storage in the cart. Rinse liquid is provided to the receptor to wash down the waste liquid and also is available to wash down the waste storage when at a suitable discharge location, as over a toilet bowl or other drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Inventor: Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 5738118
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting cigarette smoke, ashes and cigarette ends is provided with a water path tube 5 disposed below a base plate 2 and has an appropriate inclination angle. Ash tray sections 3 are disposed on the upper surface of the base plate 2 at appropriate intervals. A water circuit includes a water tank 6 disposed at the downstream side of the water path tube 5, a pump 7 for feeding water in the water tank 6 to the upstream side of the water path tube 5 and a water feeding tube 8 connecting the pump 7 and the upstream side of the water path tube 5. A water splash prevention section 9 is fitted on the upper end of the water tank 6. A suction port 10 is disposed on the upper surface of the water path tube 5, a suction tube 11 communicates with the suction port 10, and a suction section 12 consisting of a blower is connected to the suction tube 11 for sucking smoke into the water path tube 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Profix Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Ikoma
  • Patent number: 5367717
    Abstract: A cuspidor having a substantially rounded basin with a bottom, a substantially upright surrounding sidewall and a fluid inlet spaced above the bottom adjacent one end of the basin for directing flushing fluid into the basin. The juncture between the bottom and sidewall of the basin is formed in a concave curve which varies from a first radius at the end of the basin adjacent the fluid inlet to a smaller second radius adjacent the opposite end of the basin. The bottom also has a substantially flat section adjacent a portion of the juncture section which merges with an intermediate section for directing flushing fluids to a drain hole. The configuration of the basin provides efficient flushing and minimizes the possibility of flushing fluid splashing over the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: A-Dec, Inc.
    Inventor: William F. Fisher
  • Patent number: 5117511
    Abstract: Liquid disposal accessory means and method for motor vehicles. Undesired liquid or fine particulates, preferably in fluidized form, are disposed from the driver and/or passenger compartment through a funnel with a drain tube to the exterior or a collection location. The funnel is withdrawn manually to a use position from a dashboard or console rest position--to which it normally retracts. Rinsewater is pumped into the funnel from a nearby interior source upon demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Inventor: Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 4989275
    Abstract: An upwardly opening receptacle is provided including lower closure structure defining a central gravity flow outlet. A flexible drain tube includes an inlet end operatively associated with the outlet for receiving liquid therefrom and an outlet end. Structure is provided for removably mounting the receptacle in stationary position within a motor vehicle and the outlet end of the drain tube is routed through the vehicle body portion for discharging liquid drained from the receptacle onto the ground beneath the vehicle. A spray jet is operatively associated with the vehicle for discharging a spray discharge of flushing liquid into the receptacle and liquid delivery structure is operatively associated with the spray jet for supplying liquid thereto under pressure from a liquid reservoir supported from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Inventor: Dan L. Fain
  • Patent number: 4470163
    Abstract: A cuspidor or spitting device for dental purposes comprising a bowl formed by a lateral curved wall and a conical bottom surface with the upper edge of the lateral curved wall merging with an inclined surface portion of the upper surface of the housing and the bottom wall having a discharge opening leading to a discharge channel. The lateral wall is preferably a cylinder or a tapering surface substantially forming a cylinder whose axis of rotation is arranged to incline from the user's side and forms an acute angle with the axis of the conical surface forming the bottom wall. Thus, the surfaces are smooth and easily cleaned and do not provide cracks or crevices for accumulation of dirt and prevent anti-hygienic conditions from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans M. Kratochwilla
  • Patent number: 4165546
    Abstract: A portable cuspidor supplied with rinse water and vacuum drainage through ganged flexible hoses has a hollow, enclosed cuspidor cup or bowl provided with a cushioned side wall opening against which facial areas surrounding the mouth of the patient or user are placed for expectorating. Interior rinse water jet streams are so directed and distributed against the interior of the cuspidor cup or bowl that substantially all of the rinse water, together with expectorant, will flow down for withdrawal at a drain orifice at the base of the bowl, no matter at what angle the device is being held for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Inventors: Alvin L. Philipson, Noel W. Abramson, Michael J. Woltcheck
  • Patent number: 3964112
    Abstract: A water recirculation system is described wherein the discharge of one or more dental cuspidors is rendered reuseable and continuously used in the operation of a water sealed vacuum pump in a dental vacuum discharge system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1976
    Assignee: Dentsply Research & Development Corporation
    Inventor: Richard E. Plowman