Means For Spraying User Patents (Class 4/567)
  • Patent number: 11686080
    Abstract: A shower bidet is provided. The shower bidet includes a plastic device operable for a user to sit upon. The plastic device includes a first seating surface disposed atop a first seating column, a second seating surface disposed atop a second seating column, and a bridge portion connecting the first seating column and the second seating column. The first seating surface and the first seating column are separated from the second seating surface and the second seating column such that a spray nozzle may be disposed between the first seating column and the second seating column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: TMP Inc.
    Inventor: Curt V. Rapp
  • Patent number: 11229327
    Abstract: A pet bath may include a tub, a cover connected to an upper rim of the tub, a jet provided in the tub to discharge bubbles, an air outlet provided in the tub to discharge air, and a sterilizer to sterilize the tub. The tub may have a bottom plate that is raised and lowered relative to a bottom frame having a drain and a filter assembly so that liquid in the tub flows between edges of the bottom plate and an inner surface of the tub toward the bottom frame to be drained and filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Hyunsun Yoo, Myongsun Kim, Sungkyung Kim, Joogyeom Kim, Yousook Eun, Jaehung Chun
  • Patent number: 10851528
    Abstract: A liftable and adjustable shower device, that includes: an outer tube, an inner tube, an upper fixing seat, and a liftable tube. The outer tube is disposed in the shower device; and the inner tube is disposed in the outer tube. The upper fixing seat is disposed around an upper end of the outer tube. The liftable tube is sleeved around the inner tube, the liftable tube is insertable from an upper end of the upper fixing seat, to sleeve around outside the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: RUNNER (XIAMEN) CORP.
    Inventors: Qing-Ping Wang, Jin-Teng Liu, Zhi-Sheng Li
  • Patent number: 10851527
    Abstract: A pull-out hose device includes a hose box with a box housing, a pull-out hose held on the box housing to be pulled out and having at least one hose bend accommodated in the box housing, and a fluid connector for the pull-out hose. According to an illustrative embodiment, the hose box has a box holding frame to which the box housing is removably attachable in a mounting direction and is detachable therefrom in a demounting direction. The fluid connector includes a first connector part disposed on the box housing, to which connector part the pull-out hose is connected with one hose end, and a second connector part disposed on the box holding frame. The first and the second connector parts are connectable to each other in a fluid-tight manner in the mounting direction and are disconnectable from each other in the demounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hansgrohe SE
    Inventors: Daniel Baur, Günther Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10704240
    Abstract: Provided is a hanging connection sliding base, including a sliding base body sleeved over a rod body, a first elastic element, a packing block and a lever. The lever is hinged to the sliding base body, and is pulled to drive the packing block to be away from the rod body. The first elastic element is arranged between the packing block and the sliding base body, and the packing block is driven to tightly urge the rod body when the lever is released. A related hanging connection frame is further provided. The hanging connection frame includes the above hanging connection sliding base and a rod body. Two sides of the rod body are provided with sliding grooves for receiving the hanging connection sliding base. By the hanging connection sliding base, a ground clearance of the hanging connection sliding base can be adjusted with a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaofa Lin, Xiaoshan Lin, Zhigang Wan, Qiqiao Liu, Xiaoqing Deng
  • Patent number: 10393300
    Abstract: A converter hose includes a self-sealing connector coupled to a hose. Related methods include attaching the converter hose to a shower head, faucet or spigot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Lisa A. Lane
  • Patent number: 10047505
    Abstract: A cool water draining switch valve includes a valve body, a valve spool and a thermal module disposed in the valve body; the valve body has an inlet passage and a first outlet passage and a second outlet passage respectively connected to the inlet passage; the valve body is further disposed with a cool water draining passage connected to the inlet passage; the first outlet passage is connected to the cool water draining passage by a water draining hole, the second outlet passage is connected to the draining passage in unidirectional way by a check valve; a thermal port of the thermal module detects the water temperature of the draining passage, a retractable port of the thermal module opens or closes the water draining hole; when the valve spool is switched to a cool water draining mode, cool water in the inlet passage is drained to the draining passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Hailang Gong, Mingfu Zhang, Tianming Wang
  • Patent number: 9956512
    Abstract: The present invention describes a hybrid device (1) for a recirculation shower, allowing purification and either recycling of water or discarding of water, wherein said hybrid device (1) comprises a recirculation loop (2), a filter system (4) with a nano-filter (5) such as for instance an electropositive nano-ceramic filter, e.g. a nano alumina (fiber) filter, at least one filter quality sensor (3), at least one pre-filter (6), and wherein the hybrid device (1) is arranged to redirect the water from recirculation to drainage when the at least one filter quality sensor (3) indicates the need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Orbital Systems AB
    Inventor: Amir Mehrdad Mahdjoubi Namin
  • Patent number: 9758951
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic plumbing fixture fitting, such as an electronic faucet. The electronic plumbing fixture fitting includes a wand hose and a hose bracket. The hose bracket is operable to connect to a mounting shank and to the wand hose. The hose bracket is operable to position the wand hose between a mixed water outlet of a flow module and an inlet of the mounting shank such that a portion of the wand hose extends in a loop between the hose bracket and the inlet of the mounting shank. When installed, the hose bracket is in direct contact with the wand hose between the mixed water outlet of the flow module and the inlet of the mounting shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Evans, Terrence A. Pagano, Harshil Parikh, Inho Song, Eric M. Weber
  • Patent number: 9706882
    Abstract: A splicing shower has a main shower, which is disposed with an inlet waterway, a main outlet assembly and at least a water diversion connection, the main outlet assembly is connected to the inlet waterway, the water diversion connection is connected to the inlet waterway, the water diversion connection is disposed with an on-off switch. The assistant shower is disposed with a diversion waterway and an assistant outlet assembly, the assistant outlet assembly is connected to the diversion waterway. When the assistant shower is spliced to the main shower, the water diversion connection is connected to the diversion waterway, when the assistant shower is separated from the main shower, the switch is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Yaohui Lin, Zhicong Lin, Zuqiang Zhuang
  • Patent number: 9587385
    Abstract: A handshower slide includes a bar with a passageway, a slide mechanism positioned along a length of the bar, and a showerhead holder movable with the slide mechanism along the length of the bar. The slide mechanism includes a handle and a cam, and the cam is positioned within the passageway and is rotatable between a first orientation and a second orientation relative to the bar. The slide mechanism is not movable along the length of the bar while the cam is in the first orientation and is movable along the length of the bar while the cam is in the second orientation. An orientation of the cam is correlated to a position of the handle, and a spring is coupled to the handle and the cam, so that the spring biases the cam toward the first orientation and away from the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Terrence J. Andersen, William C. McKeone
  • Patent number: 9216432
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for installation of a water spraying system into an existing shower enclosure, including: a flexible source tube operating to couple to the water feed; a first array for placement proximate to the first wall, and a second array for placement proximate to the third wall, opposite to the first array, each of the first and second arrays having at least two laterally extending, and vertically spaced apart, spray tubes, each spray tube having a series of apertures extending through a wall of the given tube and permitting water to exit the tube and spray into the shower enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventors: Larry M Lea, Larry L. Lea
  • Patent number: 9155282
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for applying a chemical, such as an ammonia control chemical, in an animal house. The apparatus includes spreading apparatus adapted to be installed at an elevated position in the animal house and adapted for spreading the chemical onto the floor in the house. The apparatus also includes feeding apparatus adapted for feeding the chemical from a supply to the spreading apparatus. A method of controlling ammonia emissions from an animal agriculture operation includes applying an ammonia control chemical during both the early part and the late part of the grow out of the animals so that the chemical contacts ammonia from animal waste and reduces or prevents its emission into the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Jones-Hamilton Co.
    Inventors: Eric P. Eutsler, Carl J. Knueven
  • Patent number: 8918925
    Abstract: A lifting rod assembly is connected to the support arm and has a body unit, a lifting rod and a friction piece. The body unit has a sleeving hole penetrating from front to back and a connecting hole penetrating the sleeving hole from inside to outside, the sleeving hole is sleeved out of the support arm; the thread of the upper end part of the lifting rod is mounted in the connecting hole of the body; and the friction piece is mounted in the upper end part of the lifting rod and adaptive to the support arm, the compressing level between the friction piece and the support arm can be controlled though the screwing level between the lifting rod and the connecting hole of the body unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Huasheng Peng, Hua Yao, Renzhong Li
  • Patent number: 8876023
    Abstract: A showerhead (20) has a spray head (32) having a plurality of spray outlets (36, 38,42,44) on different faces is mounted for manual rotation about a single pivot axis both to select a spray outlet and to adjust the direction of the spray for the selected spray outlet. The showerhead can be configured so that flow of water is uninterrupted during changeover between spray modes. Alternative versions of the showerhead are disclosed in which the spray head is mounted for powered rotation, for example by a motor, allowing remote operation of the showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Mira Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Taylor Peel, Jennifer Ellen Barnard, Simon Westgate, Alexander Fagg, Craig Edwin Baker, Peter Thomas Green
  • Patent number: 8651399
    Abstract: A structure to hang a showerhead includes a fixed base and a supporting unit, wherein the supporting unit has two clamping arms and two conjugating arms, and one side of the clamping arms has a wedging surface that has two conjugating recessed arcs with an inclined angle corresponding to a mounting surface of the fixed base, and the inclined angle of one recessed arc is smaller than the other recessed arc. A conjugating surface extends from one end of the wedging surface, and engages with the other conjugating surface of the other clamping arm. An engaging surface is formed on the other side of the clamping arm to engage with the conjugating arms. According to this structure, the angle of the showerhead can be adjusted based on different inclined angles of the conjugating recessed arcs to further achieve the goal of easily adjusting the angle of water output from the showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Jiin Haur Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Piao Wu
  • 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: 8448270
    Abstract: A movable support seat for a shower head includes a holding member to receive a removable shower head; a moving member moving vertically along a post and being used to receive the holding member; the moving member having a body disposed to the post, at least one movable retaining paw axially fixed to the body, a resilient element installed to a predetermined position of the retaining paw to actuate the paw portion to elastically engage with a peripheral outer surface of the post and to position the moving member to the post such that when a pressing portion of the retaining paw is pressed, first or second abutting wall of the retaining paw disengages from the post so that the moving member is adjusted freely on the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Chao-Ta Yang
  • Patent number: 8407825
    Abstract: A shower nozzle having a brush includes a driving unit and a brush body. The driving unit is used to get power for driving the brush body. The driving unit includes a motor, bevel gears and a gear disc. The shower nozzle is compact in size and provides a brushing function when taking a bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Shen-Mu Kao
  • Patent number: 8185982
    Abstract: A bathing chair which has a water-spraying function for simultaneously effecting a shower discharge from each of a plurality of shower discharge ends and thus assist a person with severe disabilities while cleansing him or herself or while being assisted by a third person. The bathing chair including strategically located nozzles to wash critical body parts, a main control system with manual and electro-mechanical operated valves, two main flow paths with independent control systems, means for combining a soap product and water, a water temperature sensor, and a pump/reservoir system for water pressure adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: University of Puerto Rico
    Inventors: Mauricio A Lizama, Gustavo E Frank-Ayala, Nestor M Martinez, Jose J Mayi, David Serrano
  • Patent number: 8156579
    Abstract: A shower arrangement (10) includes a mixer valve assembly (110) and conduit means (120) for the supply of water to the assembly (110). The conduit means (120) includes a conduit casing (2) defining an interior (122), a hot water pipe (3) defining a passage (103) for hot water and a cold water pipe (4) defining a passage (104) for cold water, the hot and cold water pipes (3, 4) being located in the interior (122).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Energy Products Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Boulton Renfrew
  • Patent number: 8122528
    Abstract: A shower device is attached to a wall and is not connected in a fixed manner to the interior shower or to an additional hand shower. A hose that extends from a plumbing fixture to a hand shower is used for supplying the shower device or hand shower. The hand shower has an outlet for water discharged from the hose. The outlet can be joined to an inlet into the shower device such that the water reaches the shower device via the hand shower. The shower device can be configured as a wall-mounted rod. Preferably, the connection that redirects the water is established by a mechanical coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventor: Jan Heisterhagen
  • Patent number: 8104111
    Abstract: A shower device is proposed that features a fixed-installation housing. This housing can, for example, stand up from the floor and may extend beyond normal human body size. The housing is fitted with a shower arm that can be moved out of an inactive position. In the inactive position, the surface of the shower arm lies flush with the surface of the housing. The jet discharge area of a shower head arranged in the shower arm faces inwards, so that it is only possible to see a flat surface on the exterior of the housing. Through pressure on this surface, a catch mechanism is released and this causes the shower arm to move out of the housing. This is accomplished via a drive mechanism, which may feature a spring, for example. Extension is performed at a relatively slow speed, which can be achieved using a damper device. The shower arm moves to a position in which the now-visible jet discharge disc of the shower head can be used as an overhead shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventors: Juergen Gross, Elvira Mangold
  • Publication number: 20110167557
    Abstract: A bronze outlet pipe and making process thereof comprises the steps of: a. fluid inflation forming; b. working an outer wall of the tube member; c. working a first and a second connectors; d. working an arcuate leadless brass tube; e. selectively welding the first inlet with the orifice or welding the first outlet with the mouth together; f. welding the first connector and the tube member together; g. selectively welding the first connector or the second connector with the first opening of the first inlet together, or welding the orifice of the first connector or the mouth of the second connector with the first inlet of the tube member or the first outlet of the tube member together; h. surface treating; wherein the tube member and plural welding portions are surface treated to finish the bronze outlet pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Xiqiao Tan
  • Patent number: 7937784
    Abstract: A parent-child showerhead includes a wall-mounted showerhead, a hand-held showerhead, and a showerhead bracket. The wall-mounted showerhead is fixed on a conduit extending from a wall and connects to the hand-held showerhead via a hose. The showerhead bracket is provided for the hand-held showerhead to hang thereon. The wall-mounted showerhead has a water diverter disposed therein for controlling the spray water from the wall-mounted showerhead or the hand-held showerhead or from both of them. The water diverter has an adjusting knob for changing a direction of the water flow, and the adjusting knob is located on the wall-mounted showerhead at side close to a user, which is convenient for users to operate. The showerhead bracket is disposed at a lower position of the wall-mounted showerhead, and has a receptacle. The receptacle is in a pivoted state to adjust an angle and provide the hand-held showerhead to be engaged therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Jia-Sen Qiu
  • Patent number: 7918424
    Abstract: A suspending buckle mechanism of output water device, which connects to a supporting arm protruding out of a wall, includes a sucker mechanism, a suspending tube, a supporting hoop and an elastic buckle. The suspending tube has an upper part with a through fixing hole and a lower part fixed to the sucker mechanism. The supporting hoop includes: a connecting sleeve, on which an axial groove is internally and externally disposed, and two connecting sheets. Through holes are disposed in the connecting sheets. The connecting sheets are symmetrically fixed around the connecting sleeve. The elastic buckle is placed between the connecting sheets. The connecting sheets are inserted in the upper opening of the hanging tube in order to make the convex columns of the elastic buckle protrude out of the through hole and then inserted in the fixing hole, so that the connecting sleeve can clasp the supporting arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gangqiang Wu, Qingshuang Li, Bin Chen, Huasong Zhou
  • Patent number: 7900295
    Abstract: A shower handle water supply diverter system includes a water supply in fluid communication with a hose. A handle sprayer is in fluid communication with and extends from the hose. A water diverter is provided within the handle sprayer and is in fluid communication with the showerhead. The water diverter can be operated in three modes: handle sprayer only water expulsion, shower head only water expulsion, and simultaneous handle sprayer and shower head water expulsion. By placement of the first hose and second hose in proximity to provide thermal contact therebetween, stagnant water in one hose at ambient temperature exchanges heat with water flow at a particular temperature in a second hose to change stagnant water temperature towards the temperature of the water flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Mordechai Lev
  • Patent number: 7818828
    Abstract: A switching mechanism for a multi-function shower head is mounted inside of a shower head body and coordinates with a water pressure relief valve, including a curbing ring, a dividing disk, an under-driving gear set, an impeller, a transferring stand, a drawbar, a blocking and a top cap; with the transferring stand disposed on the top, and an outlet and a diagonal outlet at bottom of the shower head body; the top cap possesses a joint port; the drawbar is inserted into the tubing, and a restoring spring is set between said end cover and the outside end of the drawbar; a thimble is placed inside of the drawbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Hua-Song Zhou
  • Patent number: 7814585
    Abstract: A show head water pick apparatus includes a first pipe segment for attachment to a shower pipe protruding outwardly from shower stall wall and having a first pipe segment outward end; a switch valve having a switch valve intake end connected to the first pipe segment outward end, and having a shower head output branch to which a shower head is connected and a water pick output branch, and having a valve operation handle for delivering water flow alternately to the shower head and to the water pulsing and pick assembly; a water pulsing unit connected to the water pick output branch; a water pick tube having a tube first end and a tube second end, the tube first end being connected to the water pulsing unit; and a water pick secured to the tube second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Bonnie E. Reich
  • Patent number: 7774871
    Abstract: A personal hygiene cleansing device is disclosed which attaches to the wall of a shower or bath stall and to the water supply at a shower head in the stall. The device is adjustable to meet the height and other personal requirements of the user. Two generally vertically oriented, rubber coated bars are adjusted to a proper height and spacing for a user. When the height and the spacing between the two vertical bars is correct, pushing a users' buttocks against the vertical bars causes the cheeks of the buttocks to be spread exposing the area to a vertical fan shape water spray from a spray head that is part of the device. The rubber piping on the generally vertical bars prevent the bars from slipping along the skin of the buttocks to maintain maximum spreading of the cheeks of the buttocks. Spray water with or without soap exits the elongated spray head to cleanse or rinse the rectal or genital area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Arsenault
  • Patent number: 7766291
    Abstract: A slide bar assembly is provided having slide bar supporting a bracket assembly that is suitable to retain a handheld showerhead. A brake assembly releasably couples the bracket assembly to the slide bar via a user-actuated trigger in order allow the user to adjust the height of the showerhead by pressing the trigger. The slide bar assembly further includes a wall mounting assembly that is configured to connect the slide bar to the shower wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Niels J. Eilmus, Randy S. Graskamp, John M. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7721363
    Abstract: A slide rail has a mounting shaft and a sliding mount. The sliding mount is movably mounted around the mounting shaft and has a clamp, a handle, a clamp jaw, a holding bracket and a spring. The clamp is mounted around the mounting shaft. The handle is rotatably connected to the clamp and has a lock bar and a grip. The clamp jaw is mounted around and abuts the mounting shaft in the clamp and has a convex surface. The holding bracket is connected to the clamp to hold a showerhead, a soap dish or the like and has a positioning ring. The spring is mounted in the clamp between the clamp jaw and the positioning ring to push the convex surface of the clamp jaw to engage an engaging recess of the lock bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Sheng Tai Brassware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ting-Yao Huang
  • Patent number: 7694359
    Abstract: A pull-chain shower valve is interposed between a pipe stub and a shower head of a typical shower and allows a user to turn the water on and off at the shower head assembly without the need to use the main valve controls of the shower. The device uses a ball valve that articulates between an open position wherein water flows out of the shower head and a closed position wherein water does not flow out of the shower head. A standard pull-chain assembly is used to articulate the ball valve between its open position and its closed position. A pull-chain of the pull-chain assembly is pulled in order to advance the ball valve to its next position. Each sufficient pull of the pull-chain advances the ball valve exactly 90 degrees. If the pull-chain is not pulled sufficiently, the ball valve resets to its prior position. A reset mechanism is provided for the pull-chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Leaton Hall
  • Patent number: 7657948
    Abstract: A shower device includes a hollow frame having a coupler for engaging with a wall-mounted shower supply pipe and having two tubes attached to two end portions, a housing having a chamber formed by an outer peripheral wall and having two openings for rotatably receiving the tubes, a cover engaged with the housing and having two protrusions engaged with the openings of the housing and for anchoring the cover to the housing, a casing disposed in the housing and having two ports, and two distributors each having a pipe rotatably engaged into the tube and a mouth engaged with the port of the casing for supplying the water from the tubes into the chamber of the casing and then flowing out through the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Pi Kuang Tsai
  • Patent number: 7657949
    Abstract: A device for showering and the like has a body having a front wall, a peripheral wall and an open rear side with an edge configured to abut against a wall, hose means associated with the body for supplying water for taking a shower, a throughgoing receptacle formed in the body, so that the body is formed as an element surrounding the receptacle, which receptacle allows a user through the receptacle to access existing water control means in assembled condition, means for connecting the hose means to a source of water, and to existing water controlled means, the body having at least a portion which is formed as a hollow element having a U-shaped cross-section with a rear edge configured to abut against a wall so as to form hollow channels for the hose means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventors: Sam Zhadanov, Eli Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 7546646
    Abstract: A shower head includes a main body, a locking member, a water inlet tube, a water outlet tube, a water outlet sleeve, and a retaining cap. Thus, the water outlet sleeve is freely rotatable relative to the main body to adjust the water outlet directions of the shower head so as to satisfy the user's practical requirements. In addition, the water outlet sleeve has an upper end formed with an annular flange rested on the first O-ring of the water outlet tube and a lower end having a resting edge rested on the second O-ring of the water outlet tube to reduce the friction during rotation of the water outlet sleeve, so that the water outlet sleeve is rotatable easily and smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Horng Lai Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Dang Shien
  • Patent number: 7490373
    Abstract: A shower having a water saving system, which comprises a deviation device defining two trajectories of flow of the water coming from the conventional pipe, a tank for storing the water that exits when opening the handles controlling the discharge of water of the shower so that said deviation device deviates the “first” water towards said tank; and a venturi tube placed in fluid communication between said deviation device and the shower outlet, said venturi tube including a conduit extending inside said tank for connection with a hose to allow the water contained in said tank to re-enter into the conventional pipe to be discharged towards the shower outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Juan Pablo Zavala-Avelar
  • Patent number: 7458523
    Abstract: A foam-dispensing faucet for dispensing a quantity of foam soap and separately dispensing a flow of water according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a faucet body having a dispensing opening, water supply means integrated into the faucet body for delivering water to the foam-dispensing faucet, liquid soap means integrated into the faucet body for delivering liquid soap to the foam-dispensing faucet, air supply means integrated into the faucet body for delivering air to the foam-dispensing faucet, the interior of the faucet body being configured for processing liquid soap from the liquid soap means and air from the air supply means into a foam soap, and control means for timing and sequencing the dispensing of water and foam soap from the foam-dispensing faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: William J. Hyslop
  • Patent number: 7458112
    Abstract: A three-way rotary valve is remotely operated by a remote actuator assembly at multiple positions that include diverting flow to: a hand held shower head, an over head fixed shower head, both hand held shower head and over head fixed shower head, and diverting minimum leakage flow to hand held shower head to cause water dripping out of hand held shower head. The body of the remote actuator assembly allows a cross bar and a bracket to retain the hand held shower head at an adjustable height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Ue-Ming Yang
  • Patent number: 7325260
    Abstract: This invention describes an extendable and retractable showerhead connected to a flexible hose that inserts behind a shower wall when stored. The showerhead can remain in its stored position for use, or pulled out and extended to reach all areas of the body when showering. A double bag is described that resides behind the shower wall to act as a receptacle within which the flexible hose is inserted into when stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventor: Bruce E. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 7308724
    Abstract: A household bathing water massage device comprised of a shower head connected below an existent cold and hot water faucet with a water volume controller installed in between, a three-way connector installed at the lower end, and a hose respectively connected to the controller and filter. The controller has an internally disposed pressurizing motor, frequency transformer, microcontroller board, and remote control unit, with the remote control unit equipped with a plurality of push-type keys. Furthermore, the end of the hose provides for the installation of water discharge nozzles. As such, user operation varies the intensity of the water output force as well as changes in water volume duration, utilizing the shower head accessories and differently shaped nozzles to produce streams of differing force directed against the body for water massage applications, thereby revitalizing cells, eliminating fatigue, and promoting metabolism to comfortably relax the body and spirit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Inventor: Chun-Ta Ho
  • Patent number: 7219376
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automatic elevating shower, which is typically comprised of a main body including a shower head, an elevating rod, a sleeving, a switchgear and hoses, said main body is at least possessed of one elevating component; said shower head is connected to a stub pipe of the supply pipe via a T-joint; said sleeving is mounted on a relative static position vertically, and there are two ports such as upper and low ports built on the top and bottom ends, and a hollow cylindrical cavity built upon between said upper and low ports; said elevating component is mounted on said elevating rod vertically, which is fit into said cylindrical cavity of said sleeving via a piston fixed on the bottom end; said switchgear is possessed of four ports respectively connecting to the two ports of the sleeving, the third port of the T-joint connecting the shower head and another stub pipe of the supply pipe, so that shifting said switchgear can control the third port of the T-joint of the shower head conn
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Huasong Zhou
  • Patent number: 7194775
    Abstract: A shower device having multiple heads and multiple settings that can be selectively set and selectively aimed among various modes, including massaging modes. The shower device contains an attachment mechanism to attach and suspend the device from a standard shower head stem, a linearly adjustable body member that adjusts in an extendible manner relative to a main body, first and second pivot arms that are pivotally attached to the main body, and a hinge for allowing relative pivoting of an arm head. A valve controller controls one or more valves to allow a user to select among a variety of shower output options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony Kit Lun Leung
  • Patent number: 7191475
    Abstract: A showerhead is connected to a length of flexible weighed hose which is run through the shower wall. The showerhead may be pulled away from the wall and the hose extended out from the wall accordingly. When showerhead is replaced in a bracket against the wall the hose retracts back inside the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventor: Lewis R. Marcotte
  • Patent number: 7143961
    Abstract: A shower head assembly includes a first shower head connected to a pipe and a three-way member is connected to the pipe. The three-way member communicates with the pipe, the first shower head and a hose which is connected to a second shower head. A tube is fixedly received in the three-way member and in communication between two paths respectively which are in communication with the first shower head and the hose. A rod is movably inserted in the tube and has two seal members on two ends thereof. A control mechanism is connected to the handle of the second shower head and able to cause the change of water pressure to move the rod such that the user can operate the control mechanism on the handle of the second shower head to control the water flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventors: James Wu, Alex Wu, Harry Guan
  • Patent number: 7082626
    Abstract: A roman tub faucet with a hand shower diverter mechanism integral to the tub spout. The diverter mechanism is especially suited for applications where service access to only the outer tub finished surface is practical. The faucet eliminates the need to remove panel or tile portions from the tub area for diverter mechanism service or replacement. The faucet also eliminates the need for an additional installation hole that is required for roman tub faucets with a separate diverter mechanism and tub spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Alston E. Williams, Scott C. Baker, Indalecio Ortega
  • Patent number: 7065807
    Abstract: An assembly includes a conduit that has one end portion engaged with a water supply source and another end portion situated to an exterior of a shower wall. A shower head that has a tapered end portion is conjoined to another end portion. A wall flange, fastened to an exterior of the shower wall, has a funnel portion protruding orthogonally away therefrom. A support beam, positioned orthogonal to a longitudinal axis and attached to the rear of the shower wall, has a pair of sides disposed orthogonal to each other. A support bracket, fastened to one side, has an aperture formed therein for guiding the conduit therethrough. The wall flange has an aperture registered with the support bracket aperture for guiding the conduit therealong. A sleeve, fastened to the support bracket and the support beam, has first and second end portions directing the conduit vertically and horizontally therealong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Leonard L. Stout, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6973682
    Abstract: A device for showering and the like has a body and means providing in the body for issuing water for taking a shower, and a throughgoing receptacle formed in the body so that the body is formed as a peripherally closed element surrounding the receptacle, the receptacle being formed so as to allow a user access to an existing water control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventor: Eli Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 6859955
    Abstract: A device for attachment to an existing shower water supply to provide a primary shower head for normal delivery of water during a shower and a secondary shower head for delivering an adjustable mixture of water and moisturizing lotion to the body of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas E. Hudson
  • Patent number: 6823536
    Abstract: A combination showerhead and electronic media device is provided. The electronic media device is integrated within the housing of the showerhead, thus saving space within the shower. The electronic media device may also be easily removed from the showerhead. In one embodiment, the electronic media device stores digital audio data, such as MP3 formatted audio data, and includes an interface for connecting the electronic media device to an external source, allowing audio data to be loaded into the electronic media device from the external source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Jing Mei Industrial Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Rudolph Chi Wai Yip