With Support Patents (Class 4/419)
  • Patent number: 7565706
    Abstract: A pressure assisted flush assembly for use with a toilet includes a compressed air assisted flush water tank that includes a plunger device. One or more plumbing lines are used to connect an incoming water line to the flush water tank and the flush water tank to a toilet bowl. At least one panel is used to enclose the flush water tank (e.g., mounted against a wall). The enclosure comprises an access door configured to allow access to the flush water tank and the access door is secured with a lock mechanism to prevent unauthorized access to the flush water tank. Further, for example, an accessible activator mechanism is configured to activate the plunger of the flush water tank. The assembly may be, for example, configured to retrofit a previously installed flush valve toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventor: Terrance E. Janssen
  • Publication number: 20090100586
    Abstract: A non-pressurized fresh water supply flushing system for a marine sanitation device is disclosed. The flushing system includes a fresh water reservoir having a predetermined capacity for holding a predetermined volume of fresh water, a mounting arrangement for mounting the fresh water reservoir to a support surface, a fresh water source associated with the fresh water reservoir for supplying fresh water to this fresh water reservoir and a fluid connection fitting for transferring the predetermined volume of renewable non-pressurized fresh water from the fresh water reservoir to the marine sanitation device upon activation of the marine sanitation device. A method of retrofitting an existing marine sanitation device and a kit for supplying a marine sanitation device with the fresh water supply flushing system of the invention is also disclosed. The fresh water flushing system of the invention may be used with toilets located in a variety of limited space environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Gene E. Conley
  • Patent number: 6520123
    Abstract: An open-webbed cage support device providing support that enabling a mechanical device such as a thermal expansion tank to be suspended or mounted adjacent to the thermal water heating device without the need to improvise a “made in the field” support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Inventors: Philip A. Parker, Patricia E. Garvin
  • Patent number: 6128787
    Abstract: Flushing system for a flushing toilet, comprising a built-in frame (14); a container (10) for the intermediate storage of a predeterminable quantity of water of preferably about 5 to 10 L; and a mounting (18) for a toilet bowl or a urinal, wherein the built-in frame (14) has installation elements (12), which are designed for an installation at the walls of a 90.degree.-room corner; the mounting (18) is provided on the built-in frame (14); the width (B) of the built-in frame is substantially only determined by the rear width of the toilet bowl; and the shaping of the container (10) is matched to the space which is present through the installation of the built-in frame in a 90.degree.-room corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: E. Missel GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Dieter Krist, Bernd Hanel
  • Patent number: 5396667
    Abstract: For the purpose of attaching the frame (1) to the tank (6), the tank (6) has on the outer side niches (18) which are widened inwardly. Opposite each of the niches (18) the frame (1) has an opening (4). Connecting members (9) are each snapped into an opening (4) and engage at an inner end into a niche (18). Wedges or pins (10) driven into a recess (13) fix a tenon (17) engaging the niche (18) from behind. Simple and automatable operations suffice for the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Geberit AG
    Inventors: Anton Egli, Peter Lechner
  • Patent number: 5210883
    Abstract: The installation block has a support frame 1 assembled from longitudinal and transverse sections (3, 2) as well as a molding (22) foamed into this frame. Connections (5, 18, 19) for fastening a sanitary device (6), as well as for fastening the installation block on a building wall are arranged on the support frame (1). The elements needed for supplying and discharging from the sanitary device are embedded in the molding (22) made from expanded polystyrene foam. In addition, the molding (22) holds the sections (3, 2) together, and forms a condensation water insulation for a flush tank 4 embedded in the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Geberit AG
    Inventors: Peter Weber, Rene Dolder
  • Patent number: 5090064
    Abstract: An installation module for sanitary equipment, comprising a foamed support structure in which the elements needed for supply to and discharge from the sanitary equipment are embedded, comprising fastening connections for suspension or erection of the support structure, on the one hand, and for hooking up the sanitary equipment, on the other hand. The support structure is joined of plugged longitudinal and transverse profiled sections held together by the foamed material, preferably of two lateral sectional supports (1) defining the sides of the installation module and being interconnected by a transverse profiled section (2) inserted in the bottom area of the installation module. With their profiling and incorporated recesses/slits, the sectional supports plugged together present a substantially stiff-angled carrier structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Geberit AG
    Inventor: Konrad Breitenberger
  • Patent number: 4580300
    Abstract: A security sleeve for facilitating the mounting of plumbing fixtures in fire rated masonry or concrete wall construction. The sleeve has a pair of metal plates which are spaced apart about the thickness of the wall. The plates have a plurality of holes which correspond with a plurality of conduits bridging the metal plates to form passageways for plumbing pipes and fasteners connected to the plumbing fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Acorn Engineering Company
    Inventors: Earl L. Morris, V. Walter Hafner, Theodore J. Sally
  • Patent number: 4550451
    Abstract: A locator and support for precisely locating and supporting plumbing pipes relative to structure of a building. The support includes a strap fastenable to the building structure and having a plurality of precisely located openings for receiving the pipes, the pipes being secured within the openings by an adhesive or by soldering, or by the clamping action of inserts carried by the strap and receiving the pipes. Such inserts are slotted to laterally receive the pipes, if desired, and are each characterized by a conical or tapered inner surface which spreads the skirts upon insertion of the pipes so that the radially enlarged skirts prevent separation of the inserts from both the strap and the pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Inventor: George R. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 4445237
    Abstract: This invention relates to an adapter for coupling a toilet bowl, such as residential toilet bowl, to a flush device that is generally utilized in a commercial close coupled water-closet combination. The adapter includes a substrate having a hole therethrough, fasteners on opposite sides of the hole for attaching the substrate to a toilet bowl, a hollow fitting extending through the hole and attached to the substrate and extending both above and below the substrate and a rigidly flexible gasket frictionally attached to the fitting below the bottom surface of the substrate. The fitting has threads on the outer surface thereof for at least that portion of the fitting that extends above the substrate. The fitting has a flared circumference on that portion of its surface below the substrate. The flexible gasket is attached to the flared circumference below the substrate to form an extension of the fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Assignee: Partnership of Robert M. Paul
    Inventor: Robert M. Paul