Plural Receptacles Patents (Class 4/340)
  • Patent number: 10000916
    Abstract: For combination with a flush toilet water tank having a side wall, a pond water receptacle integrated with said tank side wall at the exterior of the tank, the receptacle opening upwardly, there being a water passage through the tank side wall, whereby pond water in the receptacle has a gravity determined top level at approximately the same level as water in the tank, and a removable cover extending over water in the receptacle, protecting against contaminated pond water gaining access to tank water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Steve Bruce
  • Patent number: 9719204
    Abstract: A diaper sprayer flow director and splash back guard including an impermeable, conical splash back guard having an open base and a truncated apex attachable to a diaper sprayer head, wherein water forcibly ejected from the diaper sprayer head is directable within the splash back guard to contact a target surface or object positioned proximal or in contact with the open base, whereby splash back effected during cleaning said target is contained interior to the splash back guard and contamination of surrounding and proximal objects and surfaces is avoidable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Aisha Z. Sequeira
  • Patent number: 8931510
    Abstract: A rail vehicle contains a sanitary system which has a waste water tank and a fresh water tank which are each equipped with associated filling level sensors. A control device is provided for establishing a link in terms of control between the filling levels in the fresh water tank and waste water tank. The control device monitors the filling level in the waste water tank by associated sensors and controls the filling level in the fresh water tank as a function of a measured filling level in the waste water tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralph Gaertner, Torge Kamphausen, Walter Lindermuth
  • Publication number: 20090222981
    Abstract: An integrated domestic utility system is used to recycle grey water in a domestic house as a means to divert treated potable water away from non-potable uses, and in particular, toilet flushing. The system comprises a rainwater tank for storing rainwater collected from a roof top and a grey water tank to store grey water collected from a shower or bathtub. The rainwater is used to augment the grey water supply through a self regulating valve. Domestic water can also be used to replenish the grey water tank. A demand amount of grey water is pumped from the storage tank to at least one toilet tank. The system is controlled by a controller using pressure sensors and temperature sensors. The invention may include a solar heating circuit coupled to a domestic water heater. In one example of the invention, the system stores grey water in a bathtub and supplies it to toilet tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Reinoud Jacob HARTMAN
  • Publication number: 20080189845
    Abstract: A hygienic apparatus includes a urinal, a toilet bowl, and a water-storing device including a housing body interconnecting the urinal and the toilet bowl, a water tank disposed in the housing body, a water-feeding tube allowing flow of water into the water tank therethrough. A drain tube unit is in fluid communication with the urinal and the toilet bowl. A flush unit includes a urinal-flushing tube in fluid communication with the water tank and the urinal, and a toilet-flushing tube in fluid communication with the water tank and the toilet bowl. A swivel mechanism includes a base, a vertical shaft disposed fixedly on the base and extending into an assembly of the urinal, the toilet bowl, and the water-storing device, and a driving unit operable to drive rotation of the assembly of the urinal, the toilet bowl, and the water-storing device relative to the base about the vertical shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Yi-Nan Yang, Chyong-Yu Liang
  • Patent number: 7360259
    Abstract: A toilet system includes a bowl having an inner space partitioned by a divider into a front and a rear guide way, which are connected to a front and a rear waste pipe, respectively, and the divider defining a front and a rear slope; a vacuum sucker connected at an upper end to the rear waste pipe; and a waste collecting bag connected to a lower end of the vacuum sucker. Excreted urine falls onto the front slope of the divider to flow through the front guide way into the front waste pipe, and is treated and discharged; and excreted stools fall onto the rear slope of the divider and are sucked by the vacuum sucker to move through the rear guide way and the rear waste pipe into the waste collecting bag, which is then removed, frozen, and stored for incinerating or using as fertilizer or fuel later.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Tien Chan
  • Patent number: 6671891
    Abstract: A commode-urinal is provided with a cleaning-water path connected with water-supplying facilities; the commode-urinal is provided with a draining-off path connected with a sewer-path. The commode-urinal is used together with commode-excrement container as a set thereby the commode can process urine and excrement by different methods. When it is used to process urine, it can effectively solve the existing problems of using water unreasonably and wasting water due to unscientifical processing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventors: Xiaoming Qi, Ru Qi
  • Patent number: 6546566
    Abstract: Disclosed is a unisex urination system. The portable system permits a user to direct a stream of urine over the trap of a toilet and into a sewer line. This results in substantial water savings and aids in keeping the toilet in a sanitary condition. The system includes a funnel and hose, each covered in a hydrophobic material to prevent the collection of water born germs and bacteria. The system also includes a stand for the funnel and hose that facilitate storage when the device is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventor: Anthony Geisel
  • Publication number: 20010009041
    Abstract: A commode-urinal is provided with a cleaning-water path connected with water-supplying facilities; the commode-urinal is provided with a draining-off path connected with a sewer-path. The commode-urinal is used together with commode-excrement container as a set thereby the commode can process urine and excrement by different methods. When it is used to process urine, it can effectively solve the existing problems of using water unreasonably and wasting water due to unscientifical processing methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Publication date: July 26, 2001
    Inventors: Xiaoming Qi, Ru Qi
  • Patent number: 6061844
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved water-conserving toilet having independently flushable main and urinal bowls, a water storage tank for storing water for flushing the bowls, and a manually operable flush assembly for flushing the urinal bowl. The flush assembly includes a pump mounted within the water storage tank and a manually operable handle accessible external to the water storage tank. The pump is in fluid communication with the water storage tank and the urinal bowl for pumping a selected amount of water from the water storage tank to the urinal bowl for flushing the urinal bowl upon manual operation of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Inventor: Donn Barton
  • Patent number: 5907874
    Abstract: An apparatus for disposing of body waste in a portable toilet is comprised of a container (100) and an associated hollow housing structure (14) which are adapted to be seated on a conventional toilet (B). Waste in container (100) is dumped into the toilet via a cable mechanism (154) on the intake stroke of a hand pump (170). A water intake hose (172) is manually lowered into the toilet water via a hose control handle (162) prior to the operation of the pump. While the container (100) is in a vertical dumping position, the exhaust stroke of pump (170) forces water siphoned from the toilet through a jet outlet (180) to clean the interior of the container (100). The waste and toilet water in the container (100) is discharged directly into the bowl without impinging the hollow housing structure. The container (100) automatically returns to its rest, or horizontal, position due to the action of a return spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Dgic, llc
    Inventor: Dean L. Guyton
  • Patent number: 5711038
    Abstract: A toilet system comprising a toilet including a flushing device and a toilet bowl, further comprising a faecal tank for receiving sewage from the toilet, the faecal tank including a separating device for separating liquid and solid components of the sewage, and the liquid components being withdrawable as grey water from the separating device through a first outlet, and further comprising a hygienization tank receiving the grey water separated off in the faecal tank through a grey water inlet and including a device for hygienizing the grey water which is then withdrawable as hygienized grey water from a second outlet is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Niethammer GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Niethammer, Karl Schafer
  • Patent number: 5655230
    Abstract: An auxiliary urinal retrofittable to an existing commode. The urinal is connected to a base plate which is placed between the base of the toilet and the floor and allows the urinal to drain liquid into the drain used by the commode. The urinal has a cup shaped head with a flush ring therein and a free standing semi-rigid drain line connected thereto and to the base plate to effect drainage. The semi-rigid drain line has limited travel segments to allow the user to manually position the urinal head to an optimum use position. In an alternative embodiment, the urinal is housed in a cover and placed against a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Inventor: John H. Corbin
  • Patent number: 5638555
    Abstract: An apparatus for disposing of body waste in a children's toilet is comprised of a container (100) and an associated housing structure (14) which are adapted to be seated on a conventional toilet (B). Waste in container (100) is dumped into the toilet via a cable the intake stroke of a hand pump (170). A water intake hose (172) is manually lowered into the toilet water via a hose control handle (162) prior to the operation of the pump. While the container (100) is in a vertical dumping position, the exhaust stroke of pump (170) forces water siphoned from the toilet through a jet outlet (180) to clean the interior of the container (100). The container (100) automatically returns to its rest, or horizontal, position due to the action of a return spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Dgic, llc.
    Inventor: Dean Lee Guyton
  • Patent number: 5615420
    Abstract: An apparatus for disposing of body waste in a portable toilet is comprised of a container (100) and an associated housing structure (14) which are adapted to be seated on a conventional toilet (B). Waste in container (100) is dumped into the toilet via a cable mechanism on the intake stroke of a hand pump (170). A water intake hose (172) is manually lowered into the toilet water via a hose control handle (162) prior to the operation of the pump. While the container (100) is in a vertical dumping position, the exhaust stroke of pump (170) forces water siphoned from the toilet through a jet outlet (180) to clean the interior of the container (100). The container (100) automatically returns to its rest, or horizontal, position due to the action of a return spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Dgic, llc
    Inventor: Dean L. Guyton
  • Patent number: 5522096
    Abstract: A finger wash basin that can be attached to an existing toilet without major modifications. The basin consists of a container which is mounted adjacent or on the existing toilet and has a water supply pipe which is connected to the existing water supply pipe for the toilet bowl. The container also has a drain pipe which leads used water back to the toilet bowl. A gasket is attached to the top of the toilet tank and has a top surface which will securely mount the toilet tank lid. The gasket can be provided with openings that will allow the water supply pipe and the drain pipe to pass through the gasket between the top of the toilet tank and the toilet tank lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventor: Carlton D. Brown
  • Patent number: 5503633
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a novel apparatus for the cleaning of an ostomy bag being worn by an ostomy patient. The cleaning apparatus of the invention is configured in three embodiments capable of fixed installation, portable use and bedside use, respectively. The apparatus of the fixed and portable embodiments provides a support for a patient at a sufficient height above a toilet bowl in the form of a platform having support bars with security stops and a chute removably hung from said platform to discharge excreta into the bowl. The fixed embodiment employs a hose for attachment to house water supply and a nozzle adapted to clean within the ostomy bag. The portable embodiment employs a reservoir which supplies pressurized water either by elevation or by use of a portable pump. The convalescent embodiment is adapted to be used at the bedside and has a fluid reservoir/portable pump, hose and a collecting tank, such as a bedpan mounted to receive the excreta being cleaned from the ostomy bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Butler & Hanby, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip K. Saunders, Lawrence F. Shaffer, III, Lawrence F. Shaffer, IV, Burwell R. Evans, Michael W. Millard
  • Patent number: 5073500
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for measuring the concentration values of constituents of urine collected in a toilet bowl. A conduit extends from the urine-collecting portion of the bowl to a concentration-measuring device. A gas injector is mounted beside the conduit to intermittently inject gas into the conduit, for dividing the urine contained in the conduit into aliquots. The concentration values of urinary constituents of each aliquot are measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: Inax Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Saito, Kenji Shirai, Ryuichi Kawamoto, Shigeru Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 4490863
    Abstract: The present invention entails a hand-held urine receiver that is constructed in the general form of a reservoir and is communicatively connected to a flexible hose. The flexible hose extends from the urine receiver and is communicatively connected to a drain line that forms a part of the plumbing network of a residential structure. In order to adapt the urine receiver of the present invention for female use, there is provided a vaginal insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Inventor: Grover C. Pate
  • Patent number: 4450595
    Abstract: A liquid waste disposal system for use with a water closet or the like communicating through a trap to a sewer line comprising a plate mounted within the water closet bowl, a duct extending from said plate, around the trap and to the sewer line, and means for orienting said plate such that the shape and orientation of the plate causes a liquid falling onto the plate to flow into the duct and directly to the sewer line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1984
    Inventor: Geno Saccomanno
  • Patent number: 4171547
    Abstract: A device for converting a single volume cistern into a cistern allowing both low-volume and high-volume flushes. The device includes a hollow vessel inserted in the cistern and at least partially surrounding the flushing mechanism and water outlet. An opening at the upper end of the vessel for the entry of water and at least one selectively openable port comprising a hinged door having a retaining lever arm attached at one of its ends to the door are provided. The arm and door are movable between a first closed position to a second displaced open position. The vessel forms an open ended water column extending above and around the water outlet to exclude a portion of the water in the cistern from passing through the outlet while the door is in the first position for low volume flushes. The door and the lever arm move to the second displaced open position with the lever held and restrained by interaction with a standard water-level responsive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Inventor: Zeev Raz
  • Patent number: 4128906
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for converting a single volume cistern into a selective volume cistern adapted to selectively allow both low volume and high volume flushes wherein the single volume-cistern is of the type having a water inlet, a water outlet, a valve mechanism operationally linked to a float lever arrangement for controlling the amount of water flowing into the cistern, a flush actuating means and a flushing mechanism operationally linked to said water outlet, said device comprising a hollow vessel provided with an opening at its upper end for the entry of water therethrough and being adapted to be inserted into the flushing cistern in a first normally closed rest position which at least partially surrounds the flushing mechanism and forms an open ended water column extending above and around said water outlet to exclude a portion of the water in said cistern from passing through said water outlet while said vessel is in said first position for low volume flushes and wherein at least a section
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1978
    Inventor: Zeev Raz