Convenience Accessories Patents (Class 4/559)
  • Patent number: 11375858
    Abstract: The invention is a splashguard for placement on and over a bathtub rim which can hold items or providing a play-area for children while preventing water from splashing out of the bathtub. The splashguard includes a planar shelf that connects to the bathtub's rim with one set of releasable and reusable fasteners and a flap that extends downward along the bathtub's inner sidewall from the forward edge of the shelf and further secures the splashguard to the inner sidewall with another set of releasable and reusable fasteners. To prevent water from spilling over the cantilevered rearmost edge of the planar shelf, a wall is provided around the back and sides of the shelf. The splashguard allows for a space between the ends of the splashguard and at least one of the walls at an end of the bathtub, allowing uninterrupted accessibility to the bathtub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Jordan D. Stander
  • Patent number: 11331247
    Abstract: A liner for use with a basin to contain a liquid features a plurality of bodies of flexible plastic. Portions of an inner face of a first body of flexible plastic are joined to corresponding portions of an inner face of a second body of flexible plastic, through which a plurality of openings are formed, to provide a multi-layer body of flexible plastic. Other portions of the inner face of the first body of flexible plastic are not joined to corresponding other portions of the inner face of the second body of flexible plastic, defining an air conduit between the first body of flexible plastic and the second body of flexible plastic for guiding pressurized air substantially from an air discharge apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jeff Ta, Lan Van Ta
  • Patent number: 11219339
    Abstract: A loose hair collection device that attaches to the shower wall for collecting lost hair while a person with long hair takes a shower. The device includes a pair of bristle pads that can be selectively disposed in a side-by-side (vertical) position, in an shelf (“L”) position, or in a face-to-face (“U”) position. A flex connector restrains the bristle pads in these positions without additional support. The face-to-face position facilitates collection of loose hair, the shelf positions provides a soap holder, while the side-by-side position facilitates cleaning of the collected loose hair from the device. The device may also include a water-tight pouch for holding a mobile device, or a speaker (and display screen if desired) and Bluetooth capability for wirelessly connecting to a mobile device locate outside the shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Whitney L Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11213455
    Abstract: A method and a control panel are described for facilitating the control of a bathing unit system so that the bathing unit system is caused to transition between operating in accordance with a first operational mode to operating in accordance with a second operational mode. A control signal is generated in response to a unitary user input event performed by a user at a control panel of the bathing unit system, the control signal conveying an ambiance activation command associated with a specific ambience setting, the generation of the control signal comprising selecting the specific ambience setting from a set of ambience settings stored in a memory device. The control signal is then transmitted from the control panel to the controller over a communication link where it is processed to cause the bathing unit system to transition from being in the rest mode to operating in accordance with the specific ambience setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: GECKO ALLIANCE GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Benoit Laflamme, Christian Brochu
  • Patent number: 10874261
    Abstract: A basin section, wall section, and a canopy section for a multi-section bathing structure are disclosed. Each of the basin and wall sections include a wall including an offset wall portion including an upper portion extending in a generally vertical direction, and an outboard trough portion including a flange extending away from the upper portion in a generally horizontal direction, and a rim extending away from the flange in a generally vertical direction. The canopy section includes a canopy roof, a canopy wall extending in a direction away from the canopy roof, and including a canopy section lower end extending in a generally vertical direction and a canopy outboard flange extending away from the canopy section lower end in a generally horizontal direction and axially terminating the canopy wall. Each of the sections also may include a section reinforcement and a latch portion coupled to the section reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mirolin Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Dominic Primucci, Rayman Alli
  • Patent number: 10870972
    Abstract: A faucet having a pressure-sensitive surface for dynamically adjusting the faucet's water flow rate and/or temperature based on an amount of pressure applied to the surface of the faucet is disclosed. A pressure sensor may be electronically connected to one or more electronic valves of the faucet to control the flow of water through either the cold or hot water lines, thereby controlling the flow rate and/or temperature of water coming from the faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome F. Czerwinski, Jr., Chasen Scott Beck, Stephen Paul Blizzard
  • Patent number: 10767354
    Abstract: A faucet is provided that electronically controls the flow volume and temperature of water being dispensed. The faucet illustratively includes a faucet body and a faucet handle. In some embodiments, the faucet may include a faucet body and be voice controlled. The faucet illustratively includes an inertial motion unit sensor mounted in the faucet handle to sense spatial orientation of the faucet handle. The faucet illustratively includes an electronic flow control system to adjust flow volume and temperature of water being dispensed. The faucet illustratively includes a controller configured to receive signals from the inertial motion unit sensor and control the electronic flow control system to adjust flow volume and temperature of water being dispensed based upon the position of the faucet handle. The faucet illustratively includes an acoustical array that produces a mid-air tactile interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Tracy
  • Patent number: 10660484
    Abstract: A scrubbing device includes a housing. An axle is rotatably mounted on the housing. The scrubbing device also includes a motor operatively coupled to the axle. The scrubbing device further includes at least one brush wheel and a stone wheel mounted on the axle. The at least one brush wheel includes a plurality of bristles. The scrubbing device also includes a pipe having a plurality of holes disposed above the axle. The pipe is in fluid communication with a source of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SCRUBTECH LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Gregory Okuszka
  • Patent number: 10602883
    Abstract: A blocking device for preventing the motion of a shower curtain arranged in a shower cabinet comprising one or more walls is disclosed. The blocking device comprises a rod member configured to be arranged in a position in which the rod member prevents the shower curtain from being sucked into the shower cabinet. The blocking device comprises a mounting element configured to enable the rod member to be detachably attached to a wall by means of the mounting element configured to be attached to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Jesper Schrøder Broe
  • Patent number: 10426298
    Abstract: A bathtub includes a bathing well having a rim and an inner well defined in the rim. The bathtub further includes a rim cap disposed over the rim and an electronic component disposed in at least one of the inner well or the rim cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventor: Peter W. Swart
  • Patent number: 10323393
    Abstract: A water delivery device includes a body, a user interface, a mixing valve, a first capacitive sensor pad, and a second capacitive sensor pad. The body includes a spout. The user interface is provided on the spout. The mixing valve is contained within the body and is configured to be in fluid communication with a hot water source and a cold water source. The first capacitive sensor pad is provided below the user interface. The second capacitive sensor pad is provided below the user interface laterally adjacent to the first capacitive sensor pad, and is physically separated from the first capacitive sensor pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: KOHLER MIRA LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher Ian Thompson, Xiangzhen Zhu
  • Patent number: 10195072
    Abstract: A pneumatic cooling device including a housing having a first end and a second end. A handle extends from an outer surface of the housing. An inlet is positioned at substantially the first end of the housing and is configured to receive a supply of medical grade air into the housing. An outlet is positioned at substantially the second end of the housing and is configured to deliver the supply of medical grade air outside of the housing. A pathway extends through the housing between the inlet and the outlet and is configured to passively move the supply of medical grade air between the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: James Michael Bott, Jeremy Ryan Hughes
  • Patent number: 9937098
    Abstract: A spa jet replacement system uses a hollow tubular positioning sleeve having an opening located proximate a first end thereof. A spa jet is inserted into the first end of the sleeve and the sleeve is inserted into the nozzle system of a spa until the opening of the sleeve aligns with an air inlet of the nozzle system, thereby positioning the spa jet upstream of the air flow of the spa fluid system. The outside diameter of the sleeve approximates the pipe(s) of the nozzle into which the sleeve is inserted so that the sleeve is friction held in place after insertion. A longitudinal slit may be located on the sleeve for ease of insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: James W Elmore
  • Patent number: 9301651
    Abstract: A bathtub assembly includes a tub body and a positionable shelf including a substantially planar platform and a mounting post disposed in a corner portion of the platform. A mount for the positionable shelf defines a socket for the mounting post and includes a flanged, outwardly threaded, hollow tubular portion open at both ends and a flanged sleeve therewithin. The mounting post can be slidably received within the flanged sleeve such that mounting post can rotate relative to the socket. Accordingly, the positionable shelf can rotate relative to the tub body 360 degrees in a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ella's Bubbles, LLC
    Inventor: Laimonis Magone
  • Patent number: 9204763
    Abstract: Pedestal systems are disclosed that provide a platform onto which a user can place a foot so as to elevate the leg for ease in shaving and other hygienic functions. For example, a pedestal system can include at least one vertically-oriented, elongate beam member coupled with a perpendicularly-coupled shelf member configured to receive the foot of a user, and one or more coupling mechanisms configured to reversibly couple at least one of the elongate beam members and the shelf member to a structural component such as a wall or floor of a bathtub or shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Laberda
  • Patent number: 9085883
    Abstract: A shower generally includes a shower enclosure, various shower systems having output devices, and a control panel having an electronic display and configured for receiving user inputs. Shower control systems and methods are provided for receiving and processing user inputs, displaying a graphical user interface on the electronic display, and controlling outputs of the various output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Hanna, Jacob P. Vanderheyden, Keith S. Ruh
  • Patent number: 9010714
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting an electronic device includes a primary support member. Secondary support components at each end of the primary support member may rest upon spaced apart parallel upper surfaces of a device such as a bath tub. An assembly for receiving an electronic device is mounted on the primary support member. An electronic device such as an e-reader or a tablet computer is supported and protected by the apparatus. A transparent front panel extends upwardly in front of the electronic device but does not cover the entire touch screen of the electronic device to allow access to a top portion of the touch screen to turn pages of a displayed file. The transparent front panel may be hinged to pivot to a horizontal orientation to support a keyboard and allow access to the entire screen of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Marvin Weldon
  • Patent number: 9003576
    Abstract: Grab rail assemblies are disclosed for mounting on walls, such as the tiled walls of a showering area or a mud room. The assemblies are designed to aesthetically meld with the surrounding environment by having a front tile mounting panel. They may also be provided with a drainage system to avoid water collecting long term within the rail when the rail is used in a shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Leila M. Rubin, Michael R. Bates, Nicholas T. Pairolero, Katherine A. Stanchak
  • Patent number: 8990973
    Abstract: A grab bar body is configured to have an overall shape that is defined by an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface. The grab bar body defines an open center space that is entirely bounded by the inner peripheral surface. In one example, the grab bar body has an overall shape that corresponds to an oval shape, with the open center space having a corresponding oval shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: Andrew James Graff, Earl David Forrest, Jeffrey Allen DeBoer
  • Patent number: 8904614
    Abstract: Provided is bathtub accessory product and installation method. The bathtub accessory product is designed to be secured to a bathtub wall and have a universal end that permits the attachment of any number of bath accessories such as a grab bar or swivel seat. The bathtub accessory may be installed within the inner cavity of a bathtub to ensure a secure fit while also allowing ideal placement of a bath accessory for use by a bather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Safeway Safety Step, LLC
    Inventor: Chris Stafford
  • Publication number: 20140352052
    Abstract: A bath quilt is disclosed along with a method of using aid bath quilt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Intertwined Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Hetland, Katie E. Bischoff
  • Publication number: 20140352053
    Abstract: The present invention generally pertains to a bath enclosure for infants or pets. More particularly, the present invention relates to an infant or pet bathtub safety system. The system is comprised of a bathtub safety assembly comprised of front, back and side walls that create an enclosed space to secure the child or pet, along with a stand. The system allows a disassembled configuration of the bathtub safety assembly to be stored into a stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Conohan
  • Patent number: 8847913
    Abstract: A user interface system for a vibroacoustic bath is provided. The user interface system includes a resistive touchscreen device configured to display images and to receive touch input via a panel of the resistive touchscreen device. The resistive touchscreen device is configured to display at least one image for use in controlling the vibroacoustic bath. The resistive touchscreen is further configured to receive a user selection relating to the image. The user interface system also includes a control circuit configured to use the received user selection to determine output signals for driving a plurality of transducers of the vibroacoustic bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Jeff Tempas, Santosh Narasimhan, Ken Lefeber, Fred Ogreenc
  • Publication number: 20140250582
    Abstract: A bathtub exercise auxiliary apparatus includes: a first support, a bathtub, a second support, a traction unit and an exercise rack. The first support includes a plurality of base rods, traverse rods, longitudinal support rods, and longitudinal assembling rods. The bathtub is disposed in the first support and includes a trough and a plurality of housing portions. The second support is removably fixed to the first support, located above the bathtub, and includes a plurality of longitudinal connecting rods fixed to the longitudinal assembling rods, two parallel traverse connecting rods connected to the longitudinal connecting rods, two traverse rods connected between the longitudinal connecting rods, and two longitudinal rods connected to the traverse rods. The traction unit is disposed at the connections of the longitudinal rods and the traverse rods. The exercise rack is disposed between the traverse connecting rods, bridges over the trough, and includes a griping portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: CHUNG-PAO LIN
  • Patent number: 8819876
    Abstract: An example shower assembly includes a mount for removeably securing and supporting an accessory item to a shower wall. The mounts are permanently attached to the shower wall and are spaced apart a set desired distance. Slots on the accessory item receive the mounts to support the accessory item firmly and substantially rigidly to the shower wall. Removal of the accessory item is performed by lifting to allow installation of another accessory item as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Peter Dabrowski, Michael Krushlin
  • Patent number: 8719975
    Abstract: A shower system comprising: an enclosure, the enclosure comprising: at least one interior wall; at least one exterior wall; an opening; a floor; a top; an exterior power button located on an exterior wall and configured to turn the shower system on or off; a control panel located on an interior wall; a thermostatic valve located on an interior wall, a mirror located on an interior wall; an overhead light attached to the top, and configured to stay on about one minute after powering off, the overhead light in communication with the exterior power button and the control panel; audio speakers located at the top, and in communication with the control panel and exterior power button, and configured with the control panel to provide audible alerts including indicating when the shower system has achieved the proper preselected water temperature; and a phone system in communication with the control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Alec Phillips, Bart Phillips
  • Patent number: 8671472
    Abstract: An air control and aromatherapy module for a jetted tub comprising an air control member having a body portion defining an intake opening, a scent container defining a scent opening, and a housing having a body portion. The scent container is positioned within the body portion of the air control member. The air control member and the scent container are at least partially disposed within the body portion of the housing. The air control member and the housing define a central passageway and the scent opening of the scent container is in fluid communication with the central passageway. A method of providing aromatherapy to a jetted tub is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: David M. Groner, Devin J. Callihan, Brian A. Milford
  • Patent number: 8662463
    Abstract: A temporary bracket includes a mounting bracket, an absorbing dish, and a placing member. The mounting bracket includes a mounting body. A mounting opening is defined in the mounting body. The mounting opening includes a wide part and a narrow part communicating with the wide part. The absorbing dish includes a suction cup for sucking a surface, a neck portion extending from the suction cup, and a securing portion extending from the neck portion. The neck portion is disposed in the narrow part. The securing portion is used for extending into the wide part and moves to the narrow part to enable the neck portion to be disposed in the narrow part. The placing member is secured to the mounting bracket for supporting an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Chuan-Kai Chang, Tsung-Te Tai
  • Patent number: 8627850
    Abstract: An electronic shower system comprises in major part a console and plumbing assembly and effective for reducing water use and cost by enabling the storage and use of preset shower settings, the shower console configured to adjust the flow of hot and cold water from hot and cold water lines fluidly attached to a shower faucet via the use of motors and water valves and where the console can further comprise such additional features as a radio unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Eddie Booker
  • Publication number: 20130333108
    Abstract: A bathtub assembly includes a tub body and a positionable shelf including a substantially planar platform and a mounting post disposed in a corner portion of the platform. A mount for the positionable shelf defines a socket for the mounting post and includes a flanged, outwardly threaded, hollow tubular portion open at both ends and a flanged sleeve therewithin. The mounting post can be slidably received within the flanged sleeve such that mounting post can rotate relative to the socket. Accordingly, the positionable shelf can rotate relative to the tub body 360 degrees in a horizontal plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Laimonis Magone
  • Patent number: 8607374
    Abstract: A foot spa tub includes a tub basin, a first magnetic drive member rotatably coupled to a drive motor, and a first casing supporting the magnetic drive member. The first casing is disposed against an exterior surface of a sidewall of the basin. A second magnetic drive member is rotatably coupled to a blade. The first and second magnetic drive members are magnetically coupled to each other so that the blade is drivingly coupled to the drive motor. A nozzle houses the second magnetic drive member and the blade. The nozzle is detachably securable to an interior surface of the sidewall by a magnetic attraction force between the first and second magnetic drive members. The nozzle is further secured in place through a fixation assembly which prevents displacement and rotation of the nozzle during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Ecotech Marine, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lawyer, Patrick Clasen, Timothy Marks, Quy Ton
  • Publication number: 20130326804
    Abstract: The invention provides a specially designed hose attachment for bath tub nozzles, with the device boasting an integrated dispenser through which liquid bath products are easily dispensed. The invention effectively eliminates the loud splashing noise associated with filling a bath tub as well as provide a simple means of dispensing bath products into the bath as the tub is filled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Geneva Autry, James Autry
  • Patent number: 8566973
    Abstract: A pet wash kit enables a user to outfit a shower head for washing pets adjacent the shower head. The pet-washing kit and/or apparatus comprises a head-to-funnel interface device, a funnel structure, and a length of conduit. The interface device comprises conduit-engaging and head-engaging portions for respectively receiving adjacent portions of a shower head assembly. The funnel structure has a water inlet, a water outlet, and structure for engaging the interfacing device for removably attaching the funnel structure to the shower head assembly. The length of conduit is attachable to the water outlet and extendable therefrom. The funnel structure receives water from the shower head assembly, and the length of conduit directs water away from the funnel structure for enabling a user to selectively discharge water via an optionally nozzled end of the conduit for washing a pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Peter G. Duczak
  • Patent number: 8566972
    Abstract: A liquid aroma injector for a spa having a reservoir comprising an upper chamber, a lower chamber, and a subchamber, a plunger assembly comprising a plunger button, a shaft, and an annular flanged gasket. The shaft extends through said upper and lower chamber of the reservoir. The liquid aroma injector further comprises a hose through which liquid aroma travels to the liquid aroma diffuser that releases liquid aroma into the water of a spa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Custom Molded Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Thomas Vogtner, Nathan Zahora
  • Patent number: 8516628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a touch or proximity sensitive device, specifically one which controls characteristics such as the temperature and flow rate of water or other liquids. An apparatus for controlling a flow characteristic of a flowing liquid by a user, the apparatus comprising a two-dimensional control surface for sensing the proximity of a user in two dimensions, means for determining a position of the user, and means for controlling the characteristic of the liquid responsive to said determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Touchtile Ltd
    Inventor: Patrick Conroy
  • Publication number: 20130198947
    Abstract: A foldable bath tub includes a bottom board (100), a panel (200) and a foldable circular basin wall (300) connected between the bottom board (100) and the panel (200). The bottom board (100) and the panel (200) are both formed by one-shot injection molding and the circular basin wall (300) is formed by two-shot injection molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: KARIBU BABY LTD.
    Inventor: Kwok Lam Yeung
  • Publication number: 20130191987
    Abstract: A shelving system can include can include an elongated support member and a plurality of shelves, each of which can be supported by a clamping mechanism. The support member can have a telescoping configuration so that upper and lower ends of the support member can be pressed against upper and lower stationary objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SIMPLEHUMAN, LLC
    Inventor: SIMPLEHUMAN, LLC
  • Patent number: 8443470
    Abstract: The bathtub safety gate is a two-piece door fabricated from molded plastic and positioned to cover the front or entry of the bathtub. The door parts are mounted for hinged or swinging movement on the end walls of the tub. Overlapping members are provided at the mating ends of the doors to permit a degree of adjustability. Pins or other fastening devices are contemplated for locking the doors in closed position when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Moses Webb
  • Patent number: 8424127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a massage apparatus with a music player for use in the bathroom. More particularly, the present invention relates to a massage apparatus for use in the bathroom which is equipped with a massager that sprays water through a plurality of nozzles to provide a massage effect, said massage apparatus comprising: a bathtub with the massager installed in the lower portion thereof, having a bottom surface tilted upwards; a transfer pipe, one end of which is arranged vertically to the bottom surface of the bathtub and the other end of which is bent toward the ears of a user; a music box having an interior into which the transfer pipe is inserted, and in which a music player is embedded, and a lower portion with an outlet hole; and a drain pipe, one end of which communicates with the outlet hole and the other end of which is connected to a drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Seung Geun An
  • Publication number: 20130061384
    Abstract: A liquid displacement device (3,13,23,33,43,53,63,73) comprises one or multiple inflatable containers (3,13,23,233,338,336,43,53,63,66,67,73,74), and an attachment (4,14,24,34,45,55,65,66,75) for attaching the liquid displacement device to a liquid storage vessel (1) wherein, when inflated and attached to an inner surface (11) of the liquid storage vessel (1), the liquid displacement device displaces liquid in the liquid storage vessel. The one or more containers (3, 13,23,23a,33a,33b,43,53, 63,66,67,73,74) may reside entirely or partially below the surface (2) of the liquid within the liquid storage vessel (1). The attachment comprises a tether (66) or suction means (4,14,24,34,45,55,65,75) such as suction cups. The container comprises a single compartment (3,13,53,63), or multiple compartments (23,23a, 33a, 33b,43,66,67,73,74) connected such that gas can flow between them. The device may be a toy including a storage compartment (35,50,68).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Tim Robertson
  • Patent number: 8393587
    Abstract: A method for installing an accessory for a bath includes attaching a first mounting bracket to a structure; placing the accessory on a first side of a system wall that is visible after installation; placing a second mounting bracket on a second side of the system wall that is not visible after installation; attaching the accessory to the second mounting bracket through the system wall; and attaching the second mounting bracket to the first mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Bath Corporation
    Inventor: Victor Hoernig
  • Patent number: 8366019
    Abstract: A device and method for delivering water to a person who is unable to reach household or other types of water dispensing faucets. In some embodiments, the device comprises a trough for delivering the liquid and an attachment member for attaching the trough to a faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Peachy LLC
    Inventor: Susanna Lee
  • Publication number: 20130000033
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing space in a standardized tub thereby reducing the amount of water needed to provide sufficient depth to give a bath to a child, small adult, or an animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Paul John Gilleran
  • Patent number: 8292253
    Abstract: A device for supporting bathroom accessories and the like, comprising a suction cup element including a suction part and a holding part adapted to hold a bathroom accessory and the like, and a mounting element including an engaging formation formed to engage and retain the suction part of the suction element and member adapted to attach to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Eli Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 8266738
    Abstract: An assembly of an aromatherapy system and tub comprises a tub for bathing. A reservoir portion contains an aromatic liquid, the reservoir portion being mounted to a wall of the tub. A pressure source is actuatable to provide pressurized gas, the pressure source being concealed under the tub. A fluid-conveying line is concealed under the tub and connecting the pressure source to the reservoir portion to diffuse the pressurized gas from the pressure source into the aromatic liquid in the reservoir portion so as to create a mist of the aromatic liquid in the environment of the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: C. G. Air Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel A. Castellote, Dominique Ciechanowski
  • Patent number: 8245988
    Abstract: A method for installing an accessory for a bath includes attaching a first mounting bracket to a structure; placing the accessory on a first side of a system wall that is visible after installation; placing a second mounting bracket on a second side of the system wall that is not visible after installation; attaching the accessory to the second mounting bracket through the system wall; and attaching the second mounting bracket to the first mounting bracket wherein the system wall has a first portion that is both parallel to the structure and extends above the first mounting bracket and the second mounting bracket, and a second portion that is both parallel to the structure and extends below the first mounting bracket and the second mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Masco Bath Corporation
    Inventor: Victor Hoernig
  • Patent number: 8239980
    Abstract: A light-emitting spa bubble massager includes an air provider, an air-driven light source connected to the air provider by a connection tube and having mounted therein an electrical generator that is driven to generate electricity when the air provider provides a flow of air through the connection tube into the air-driven light source and a light-emitting module electrically connected to the electrical generator and operable to emit light, and a bubble bath mat for putting in water in a water container for output of the flow of air passing through the air-driven light source to produce bubbles in the water in the water container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Tsai Ying
  • Patent number: 8230568
    Abstract: Provided is bathtub accessory product and installation method. The bathtub accessory product is designed to be secured to a bathtub wall and have a universal end that permits the attachment of any number of bath accessories such as a grab bar or swivel seat. The bathtub accessory may be installed within the inner cavity of a bathtub to ensure a secure fit while also allowing ideal placement of a bath accessory for use by a bather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Safeway Safety Step, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Brian Stafford
  • Patent number: 8176578
    Abstract: A bath includes in or associated with an upper wall or rim section of the bath at least one water connection, a neck water outlet fitting 2 interchangeably connectable to the water connection to when connected direct a flow of water generally centrally on to the neck and/or upper back of a bather reclining against the adjacent bath wall, and a shoulders water outlet fitting or fittings 15 interchangeably connectable to the water connection to when connected direct a flow of water on to the shoulders or front shoulder regions of a bather reclining against the adjacent bath wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Kohler New Zealand Limited
    Inventors: John Hatrick-Smith, David Gordon Arthur Crichton
  • Publication number: 20120096638
    Abstract: The bathtub safety gate is a two-piece door fabricated from molded plastic and positioned to cover the front or entry of the bathtub. The door parts are mounted for hinged or swinging movement on the end walls of the tub. Overlapping members are provided at the mating ends of the doors to permit a degree of adjustability. Pins or other fastening devices are contemplated for locking the doors in closed position when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Moses WEBB