Abstract: Systems and methods for collection and storage of drinking water in a bathtub, in particular, emergency preparedness kits comprising a disposable food-grade bladder composed of thin plastic film for covering the inside surface of a bathtub to provide a barrier between the surface of the bathtub and drinking water contained therein, and for enclosing the contained water, and a dispenser for dispensing the contained water.
Abstract: A gas mist pressure bath device includes a living-body cover member for covering the living-body's skin or the mucous membrane and forming a space for sealing the gas mist from the gas mist generating device inside of the living-body cover member, and a pressurizing member integrally formed with the living-body cover member pressurizing the gas mist in the living-body cover member. The pressurizing member is in a form of a ring, a hollow gas collection part, or a shielding film.
Abstract: A portable and personal sauna that provides an inexpensive and easy to operate system, which provides steam with low operating costs. The portable sauna has an electric steamer with a timer, a safety thermostat, and a plate for containing herbs. When steam passes through the herb plate, the herbal steam can provide some healthy benefits to users. The preferable and safest place for the steamer is outside of the tub/shower area, where a flexible tube is used to guide the steam inside the tub/shower area.
Abstract: A vertically adjustable spa cover assembly includes a cover movable above a spa between a raised position and a lowered position, the raised position being vertically above the lowered position. Lifts are used to raise and lower the cover. The cover assembly may also include a screen that surrounds the area between the cover and the spa. The lifts are threaded sections including rods and pipes which engage one another and move up and down as one or more of these threaded sections are rotated by a power source such as a motor or hand crank. The power source may engage the threaded sections through gears or sprockets, or less directly via a system of sprockets and a chain which drives the sprockets and the threaded sections in turn. Alternately, the lifts may be telescoping members pneumatically or hydraulically powered. The cover assembly may be built into a spa unit or added as a retrofit component.
Abstract: A portable and collapsible sauna is provided, including an enclosure adaptable between a collapsed position and an upstanding position and a steam generator. The portable and collapsible sauna is configurable between these two positions by a latch mechanism. In order to achieve the sauna experience, the steam is trapped by the enclosure and the enclosure is adapted to facilitate ingress and egress of a user, while maintaining a seal for the steam. The fully assembled sauna is preferably dimensioned to fit in a standard bathtub.
Abstract: A shower or tub enclosure top protective device comprising a plastic sheet sized to extend across a shower or tub enclosure above the bather, the sheet having opposite end portions; two elongated rod structure respectively directly attached to the sheet end portions to be movable toward and away from one another, accompanied by flexing of the sheet; each rod structure having ends engageable against shower or tub wall structure to support the rod structure.
Abstract: A two-piece unit top for connection to the top ledge of a conventional bathtub for turning the bathtub into a steam sauna type device. Such two-piece unit traps steam rising from the hot water in the tub, thereby allowing a bather to enjoy the relaxing comforts of a steam sauna and a hot tub while using only an ordinary bathtub. A hood on one end of the two-piece cover is adjustable up and down and can be locked into the adjusted position to compensate for the different sizes of individuals using the apparatus.
Abstract: A shower-sauna apparatus includes an electrically insulative container for accomodating a volume of water to be heated. A vertical central tube extends through the container and has a threaded upper end adapted to be connected to a source of water and a threaded lower end through which steam or hot water is discharged into a sauna-shower area defined by a flexible curtain suspended from a flat dish-shaped member secured to the threaded lower end of the central tube and defining the top wall of the sauna-shower area. A plurality of spaced, tubular electrode plates are disposed in the container and are adapted to be connected to an electric power source for passage of electric current through the water between the plates to generate Joule heat for automatically and instantaneously heating the volume of water to enable generation of either steam or hot water. The central tube is divided by a stopper into an upper water inlet portion and a lower steam or hot water outlet portion.
Abstract: A generally hemispherical dome designed to cover a hot tub comprises a pair of successively smaller spherical shells, generally quadrantal in configuration, which are pivotally connected to a pin member vertically disposed through the superimposed apexes of the respective shells. A deck surrounding the perimeter of the hot tub provides basal support to the shells as well as a bearing surface for roller wheels attached along the base of the smaller shell. Upon affixation of the larger shell to the deck the smaller shell is rotated about the pin member through a range of superjacent positions relative to the fixed shell. A plurality of arcuate ribs form the framework of each shell and extend from the respective base towards the apex thereof for connection to a circular rim member. Brace members within the rim are rotatable about the pin member extending therethrough to provide rotation to the smaller shell.
September 17, 1979
Date of Patent:
January 27, 1981
Anthony J. Aragona, Michael E. La Plante