Mounted On Support External To Tub Patents (Class 4/570)
  • Patent number: 10383781
    Abstract: A nursing bed including a bed frame; a net-shaped fabric; a spray pipe; a heat-insulation and water-draining bottom cover; a base; an auxiliary load-bearing layer; and an auxiliary load-bearing frame. The heat-insulation and water-draining bottom cover is disposed at the lower part of the bed frame. At least two edges of the net-shaped fabric are hung between two opposite edges of the bed frame to form a mutual positioning structure. The auxiliary load-bearing layer is disposed beneath the net-shaped fabric. The grid support comprises a grid supporting surface beneath the net-shaped fabric, and the grid line width of the grid supporting surface is between 0.3 and 3 mm. The diameter of an inscribed circle of the holes is between 5 and 60 mm. The distance between the net-shaped fabric and the grid supporting surface exceeds 15 mm in an empty load state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Xiading Wang
  • Patent number: 10287758
    Abstract: An adjustable height shower apparatus comprises a rigid framework of fluid conduits to which a plurality of sprayers is attached in an arrangement of sprayers, the fluid conduits defining fluid passageways from a fluid inlet port to the arrangement of sprayers, whereby pressurized water is able to flow from the fluid inlet port to the arrangement of sprayers; and a mounting assembly comprising a mounting component configured for attachment at a fixed position on a wall in a shower stall or bathtub installation, the framework and arrangement of sprayers attached thereto being adjustable and lockable at different desired heights on the mounting component. The arrangement of sprayers may comprise a plurality of sprayers arranged in a circumferential manner along an oval portion of the framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FOCUSED REALITY, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Capp, Jeremy Losaw, Patrick Bailey, Raeshon McNeil
  • Patent number: 10047507
    Abstract: A cool water draining device of a bathtub includes a main body, a waterway switch valve, a flow regulating valve; the waterway switch valve and the flow regulating valve are disposed at the outlet passage of the main body; the flow regulating valve is disposed with a temperature control passage and a normal open passage; the waterway switch valve is disposed with an inlet and an outlet, the inlet keeps connected to the outlet passage; when the waterway switch valve is in the initial position, the outlet is connected to the temperature control passage; when the waterway switch valve is switched to a first gear, the outlet is connected to the normal open passage; when the waterway switch valve is switched to the second gear, the outlet is closed; the temperature control passage has a static element, a moving element and a thermal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiang Wang, Lihong Hu, Jun Han, Chunyu Jiang
  • Patent number: 10000914
    Abstract: A shower head having a stem, a spray head coupled to the stem and including a plurality of outlets for discharging water into at least one spray pattern, and a mixing valve located within the stem. The mixing valve has a housing having a first inlet, a second inlet and an outlet; a first flow control valve for controlling the flow of a first fluid from the first inlet to the outlet; and a second flow control valve for controlling the flow of a second fluid from the second inlet to the outlet. The shower head also has a touchscreen user interface located on a surface of the shower head, wherein the touchscreen user interface allows a user to control at least one of a temperature or a flow rate of fluid from the outlet to the spray head by controlling the first and second flow control valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER MIRA LIMITED
    Inventor: Kevin T. Peel
  • Patent number: 9578994
    Abstract: A shower apparatus includes a ceiling mounting assembly and a plurality of tensioning lines; and a framework and arrangement of sprayers suspended thereby. The ceiling mounting assembly includes a spool in engagement with the tension lines such that winding of the spool in a first rotational direction results retraction of the tensioning lines into the ceiling mounting assembly and raising of the suspended assembly, and unwinding of the spool in a second, opposite rotational direction results in extension of the tensioning lines out of the ceiling mounting assembly and lowering of the suspended assembly. The ceiling mounting assembly further includes a spring that biases rotation of the spool; and the ceiling mounting assembly defines an opening through which access to the exposed end of the spool is provided for winding and unwinding of the spool by a person standing under the ceiling mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FOCUSED REALITY LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Capp, Jeremy Losaw, Patrick Bailey, Raeshon McNeil
  • Patent number: 9410309
    Abstract: A wall shower bar assembly (100) mounted to a shower wall (10). The wall shower bar assembly (100) includes: a tube assembly (200), an upper retainer assembly (300) for coupling an upper portion (102) of the bar assembly to a water supply pipe (12), and a lower retainer assembly (400) for coupling a lower portion (104) of the bar assembly to the wall. The upper and lower retainer assemblies (300, 400) define a dual joint connection structure (110) including an upper spheroidal joint connection assembly (112) and a lower pivot joint connection assembly (114). Both the upper and lower joint connection assemblies (112, 114) permit relative pivoting movement of the bar assembly (200) about pivot axes (P1, P2) substantially parallel to the wall. The lower retainer assembly 400 includes a suction cup retaining assembly (410) including a camming mechanism (420) for securing a section cup (412) to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Waxman Consumer Products Group Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Sharratt, Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 9393578
    Abstract: A water shower system has an overhead shower, a hand-held shower, a water distributing element connected to a source of water and also to the overhead shower and to the hand-held shower and having a valve located between the source of water and the overhead shower and the hand-held shower, and a switch located outside of the water distributing element and spaced from the water distributing element and the valve, operatable by a user and having a first position in which the valve provides a water supply to the hand-held shower so that water issues from the latter, and a second position in which the valve provides a water supply to the overhead shower so that water issues from the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Eli Zhadanov, Sam Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 9194110
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic plumbing fixture fitting, such as an electronic faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy A. Frick, Harshil Parikh, Inho Song, W. Randall Tucker
  • Patent number: 9168193
    Abstract: A multi-purpose medical shower chair, including a chair base, a seat assembly having a seat carried by the chair base, and a shower head assembly where the shower head assembly includes a shower head shaft carried by the chair base, a back massage nozzle carried by the shower head shaft, and a shower head nozzle carried by the shower head shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Victor A. Simi
  • Publication number: 20150096116
    Abstract: A water control system including a showerhead and a tub faucet. The faucet has a temperature controlled valve configured in a first mode to automatically restrict fluid flow through the faucet and direct fluid to the showerhead once the fluid flowing through the faucet reaches a predetermined temperature, referred to as a hot mode. The faucet also has a manual override member configured to manually restrict fluid flow through the faucet and to the showerhead to allow cold showers, referred to as a cold mode. The valve includes a piston, and a sleeve configured to establish the hot mode and the cold mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Jeff Doss, Jason Swanson
  • Patent number: 8919709
    Abstract: A lifting rod device of shower has a lifting rod, a sucker mechanism and a locking mechanism. A penetrating hole penetrates the upper end part. The locking mechanism has a support seat connected to the lifting rod, a lower wedge block that can be connected in the support seat in a forward and backward sliding manner, an upper wedge block that can be connected in the support seat in an upward and downward sliding manner and a nut, a transversal threaded rod is fixedly arranged on the lower wedge block, the threaded rod can rotationally pass through the support seat; the nut is screwed to the threaded rod and connected out of the support seat in a relying manner, and the lower wedge block can be driven to move forward and backward by rotating the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Shenghe Chen, Xijie Deng, Qingshuang Li
  • 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: 8505567
    Abstract: A mounting mechanism of a shower equipment is provided. An adjusting device is mounted between a vertical supporting tube and a connector connected to a head shower, wherein the supporting tube is connected to a mounting base equipped with a faucet. One end of a lower joint pipe is connected to the supporting tube and the other end is mounted to an interior of a ball valve. A guiding base is located above the ball valve and formed with a ball-shaped slot for receiving the ball valve. One end of an upper joint pipe is connected to and received in an outer base so that the bottom of the end appropriately presses against the guiding base and the other end is connected to the connector. Whereby, in fabricating the shower equipment, it needs only to adjust the supporting tube without any additional device or hand tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Chao-Chung Wu
  • 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: 8317142
    Abstract: A mounting bracket connects a water pipe fastened to an eared fitting to a support bar in a building. The bracket has an isolator made of a material selected to substantially reduce the transmission of noise and wrapped around the support bar. The bracket has a stiff shell wrapped around a periphery of the support bar and has two opposing ends. The shell is sized to clamp the isolator against the support bar during use as the ends are moved toward each other with sufficient force that there is a tight clamp resulting in little relative movement between the shell and the support during use. The shell has a mounting portion for the eared fitting. The bracket also has a fastening mechanism to hold the ends together and to fasten the eared fitting to the mounting portion during use of the bracket. The fastening mechanism clamps the ends together to restrain relative movement of the shell and support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Securus, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis E. Gallardo, Dennis Hart
  • Patent number: 8292201
    Abstract: The present invention is an adjustable shower saddle that connects a water supply to a shower. The saddle has: an anchor for attaching to the water supply, the anchor having an inner contour for attaching to the water supply and an outer contour that corresponds to a multi-dimensional range of motion that may be taken by the saddle, and a conduit for conducting fluid; a bracket that has an outlet, a second conduit attaching to the outlet and, an interior surface conforming to the shape of the outer contour of the anchor; and, a lock member having a third conduit for conducting fluid from the first conduit to the second conduit, wherein the lock member attaches the bracket to the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Alsons Corporation
    Inventors: Charles A. Patterson, Julian C. Giggs, Michael Miller, Victor Hoernig
  • Patent number: 8225434
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wall rod (1) to be applied in front of a vertical wall by means of wall supports (6), said wall rod comprising an extension on the upper end thereof, that extends in an arched manner away from the wall. The handle of a shower attachment can be inserted into the free end of said arched pipe extension, and the tube is guided downwards on the rear side of the wall rod (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventor: Klaus Grohe
  • Patent number: 8220084
    Abstract: A shower head securing device has a shower head, a casing and a securing device. The securing device has a base, a ball tube, a securing screw, a shaft, the plurality of elastic pieces, the plurality of engaging pieces, a securing member and an adjusting screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Shong I Copper Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Tang Chung
  • Patent number: 8191185
    Abstract: A holder device may be attached to a water outlet tube which is extended from a wall, without drilling holes in the wall, and includes a housing having an inlet attached to the water outlet tube, and two or more outlet ports for coupling to a shower head and a sprayer nozzle, a base having a spring-biased latch for clamping the pipe to the base, a seat slidably attached onto the pipe for adjustably and removeably supporting the sprayer nozzle. The housing includes a casing having a chamber for receiving a valve stem, and a spring-biased valve member received in the valve stem to control the water to flow out through the outlet ports of the housing, and a knob secured to the valve stem to rotate the valve stem relative to the casing and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Pi Kuang Tsai
  • 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: 8015632
    Abstract: A wall mounting for a shower is mounted such as to pivot about a horizontal axis at the end thereof against the wall (1). The arm (5) has a fork at the separation from the fixing end. A clamp holder is provided in the region of the front end thereof in which a shower head (8) can be introduced. The fixing between the shower head (8) and the mounting is made by a friction connection, whereby the housing of the shower head is embodied such that it cannot be recognized from the form thereof that said housing serves for fixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventors: Andreas Haug, Fabian Kollmann, Tom Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 7966677
    Abstract: A shower mount is mounted to a fixed shower arm in a bathing area for universally receiving a hand-held showerhead. The shower mount is connected to the shower arm and includes a base member with a fluid passageway in communication with the shower arm and a shower hose. Water flows through the fluid passageway and shower hose to a showerhead. A shower saddle is interchangeably mounted the base member to support the showerhead. The shower saddle is selected depending upon the design of the showerhead in order to securely retain the showerhead to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Alsons Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Miller, Curtis J. Bailey, Noah Dingler, Dominic Daunter
  • 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: 7707664
    Abstract: A bathroom cleansing apparatus for use by individuals when taking a shower. The bathroom cleansing apparatus is an improved showerhead which is attached to a length of flex hose. The flex hose itself is not normally visible when the shower head is not in use, but rather, is attached to a spool that is axially mounted behind a shower wall. The flex hose winds around the spool a few times before being attached to an incoming water line. The spool itself is attached to a torsion spring, which will cause the apparatus to slowly pull any extra length of flex hose not being used back onto the spool for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: James P. Flynn
  • Patent number: 7640605
    Abstract: That end of a wall-mounting support for a shower head that is coordinated to the wall may be pivoted about a horizontal axis. A holder, into which a shower head may be inserted, is provided on the far end of the wall-mounting arm. That holder may also be pivoted about a horizontal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventors: Fabian Kollmann, Tom Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 7520478
    Abstract: A hose attachment for securing a water hose in position adjacent and against a shampoo bowl of a salon sink at a beauty salon so that a pre-set water pressure and temperature can be maintained without interruption throughout the various steps, such as soaping, shampooing, conditioning and rinsing, of the hair styling procedure for a client's hair includes a bracket securable to a wall adjacent the shampoo bowl and having at least one clamp projecting therefrom, with the clamp including a pair of semi-circular flexible gripping arms for receiving and holding the water hose and thereby freeing the stylist's hands for performing the various steps, and the clamp or clamps being oriented vertically or horizontally with respect to the counter top of the salon sink and also capable of rotation on the bracket for adjustably positioning and securing the water hose in place against the shampoo bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: Mariel G. Whitfield
  • 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: 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: 7350825
    Abstract: A wall-mounted elbow duct and particularly to a wall-mounted elbow duct to connect a wall-mounted water discharge pipe to a hand-held shower head mainly includes an elbow duct which houses a reverse checking mechanism and a coupler and a coupling cap. By means of the invention the hand-held shower head can be connected to the wall-mounted water discharge pipe without a great number of elements. An ornamental cover also is formed to conceal the connecting portion of the water discharge pipe to enhance aesthetic appeal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: So-Mel Huang
  • 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: 7310836
    Abstract: It is proposed that a profiled section that, subsequent to its fabrication, has a channel that is fully enclosed on all sides be employed for holding hygienic articles. The channel is arranged on the rear of a front wall of the profiled section such that will be initially concealed from view. The channel borders on the front wall of the profiled section. Incorporating a slot into the front wall of the profiled section will open the channel over a certain portion of its length. A hygienic article may be held in place in the resultant undercut slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventor: Guenther Glunk
  • 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: 7197776
    Abstract: A holder device for attaching to a pipe of a shower nozzle includes an attaching device having a hooking member extended from a block for attaching onto the tube, a pipe having an upper portion secured to said block, a seat slidably attached onto the pipe and having a bracket which includes an engaging hole for removeably supporting the shower nozzle. A catching device is disposed in the seat for catching the seat to the pipe, to adjustably support the seat and the shower nozzle to the pipe. A base may include a conduit slidably engaged onto the pipe, and a latch biased to engage with the pipe, to adjustably secure the pipe to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: Pi Kuang Tsai
  • Patent number: 7124453
    Abstract: A connecting device includes a tubular coupler which has an inner tubular wall that surrounds an axis and that engages a wall-mount water supplying pipe, a hollow adapter which has a surrounding wall turnable relative to an outer tubular wall of the coupler about the axis, and an outlet port extending radially relative to the axis for coupling with a shower head assembly, and a retaining member which is disposed to be kept in slidable contact with an end wall of the coupler so as to prevent removal of the adapter from the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventor: Tzu-Hsin Sun
  • Patent number: 7093309
    Abstract: A wall-mounting rod for attaching a holder for a shower head having a shower hose has a groove on its front surface, into which the section of hose from the shower head emerging from the holder may be inserted. The holder also has a sort of groove, into which the hose may be inserted. A securing device that holds the hose in place in the groove in the rod is provided in the vicinity of the lower end of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventors: Fabian Kollmann, Andreas Haug, Tom Schoenherr
  • 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: 7000265
    Abstract: An arrangement for attaching a showerhead holder such that its height will be adjustable incorporates a wall-mounting rail having a central, forward-facing groove for attaching a showerhead holder such that its height will be adjustable on its front surface. An auxiliary groove that may be engaged by accessory items and a wall bracket that is intended for attaching the wall-mounting rail to the wall is situated on either side of that groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventor: Magdalena Faisst
  • Patent number: 6938837
    Abstract: A faucet spray head includes a diverter valve that has a diverter stem constructed and arranged to control water flow patterns. The stem includes a neck and a head that is larger than the neck. A shell encloses the diverter valve, and the shell has an opening through which the stem extends. A pivot member is coupled to the shell, and a rocker arm is pivotally coupled to the pivot member. The rocker arm has a retention opening, and the retention opening is adapted to slidably receive and retain the head of the stem during assembly of the rocker arm to the pivot member. The rocker arm is attached to the diverter valve in order to actuate the valve. The spray head includes lock pins that are configured to engage a lock insert that is secured to a spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Alfred C. Nelson, Jeffrey L. Moore
  • Patent number: 6802089
    Abstract: A sliding rail consisting of two standards reciprocally defining a slotting wherein there is housed a shower support, into which there is obtained a recess intended to partly house a block forming a sliding guide for the support on the slotting. The sliding being allowed by the horizontal pivoting of the support relative to the block and by the consequent insertion or removal of the teeth provided on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Sanicro S.r.l.
    Inventor: Serafino Cropelli
  • Publication number: 20040172748
    Abstract: An arrangement for attaching a showerhead holder such that its height will be adjustable incorporates a wall-mounting rail having a central, forward-facing groove for attaching a showerhead holder such that its height will be adjustable on its front surface. An auxiliary groove that may be engaged by accessory items and a wall bracket that is intended for attaching the wall-mounting rail to the wall is situated on either side of that groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventor: Magdalena Faisst
  • Patent number: 6779207
    Abstract: A receptacle for a shower head capable of being mounted in different orientation and on surfaces inclined at different angles. The receptacle comprises a generally cylindrical body with an upper mounting flange and a lower wall with an opening for receiving the shower head. The cylindrical body has multiple openings to accommodate the shower head during different orientations of the receptacle. A receptacle cover is pivotally attached to the receptacle flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Scandvik, Inc.
    Inventor: Vagn Ekeroth
  • Publication number: 20040143897
    Abstract: A wall-mounting rod for attaching a holder for a shower head having a shower hose has a groove on its front surface, into which the section of hose from the shower head emerging from the holder may be inserted. The holder also has a sort of groove, into which the hose may be inserted. A securing device that holds the hose in place in the groove in the rod is provided in the vicinity of the lower end of the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Fabian Kollmann, Andreas Haug, Tom Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 6757920
    Abstract: A wall mount provides the normal hose connection for attachment of the hose of a hand-held spray head while integrating a backflow preventer in an aesthetically pleasing unit. The wall mount preferably uses two spring-biased check valves with an integral air inlet and check valve to form redundant backflow prevention as well as an active vacuum breaker which substitutes ambient air for dirty water in the case of vacuum build-up. The wall mount includes a seal and locking technique which permits exact set-up of the orientation and wall fit of the unit with simple tools. An alternate embodiment of the wall mount also integrates the hook which holds the handle of the hand-held spray head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: I.W. Industries. Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Antoniello, Elmo John Wieman
  • Publication number: 20040034920
    Abstract: A wall mount provides the normal hose connection for attachment of the hose of a hand-held spray head while integrating a backflow preventer in an aesthetically pleasing unit. The wall mount preferably uses two spring-biased check valves with an integral air inlet and check valve to form redundant backflow prevention as well as an active vacuum breaker which substitutes ambient air for dirty water in the case of vacuum build-up. The wall mount includes a seal and locking technique which permits exact set-up of the orientation and wall fit of the unit with simple tools. An alternate embodiment of the wall mount also integrates the hook which holds the handle of the hand-held spray head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Frank Antoniello, Elmo John Wieman
  • Patent number: 6671896
    Abstract: A support for a hand-held shower-head includes a rod, a support bracket mounted proximate the first end of the rod and removably engaging the pipe of a fixed shower-head without the aid of tools, and a shower-head holder slidably mounted on and proximate the second end of the rod. The support bracket includes a shoulder bracket with a channel for removably receiving the pipe of the fixed shower-head and a clamp for releasably securing the support bracket to the rod. The shoulder bracket and clamp are rotatably joined. The openings in the channel have tabs to facilitate retention of the pipe within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Brand New Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Hing Fai Tse
  • Publication number: 20030221251
    Abstract: A support for a hand-held shower-head includes a rod, a support bracket mounted proximate the first end of the rod and adapted to removably engage over the pipe of a fixed shower-head without the aid of tools, and a shower-head holder slidably mounted proximate the second end of the rod. The support bracket includes a shoulder bracket with a channel adapted to removably receive the pipe of the fixed shower-head and a clamp for releasably securing the support bracket to the rod. The shoulder bracket and clamp are rotatably joined. The opens in the channel have tabs to facilitate retention of the pipe within the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Applicant: Brand New Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Hing Fai Tse
  • Publication number: 20030208843
    Abstract: A shower mounted douche/bidet apparatus employs a diverter and an angled handle member with a dispenser head thereon. The handle is a ball headed arm member which provided an ergonomic spray dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventor: John A. Schrag
  • Patent number: 6611971
    Abstract: A wall mount provides the normal hose connection for attachment of the hose of a hand-held spray head while integrating a backflow preventer in an aesthetically pleasing unit. The wall mount preferably uses two spring-biased check valves with an integral air inlet and check valve to form redundant backflow prevention as well as an active vacuum breaker which substitutes ambient air for dirty water in the case of vacuum build-up. The wall mount includes a seal and locking technique which permits exact set-up of the orientation and wall fit of the unit with simple tools. An alternate embodiment of the wall mount also integrates the hook which holds the handle of the hand-held spray head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: I.W. Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Antoniello, Elmo John Wieman
  • Patent number: 6594832
    Abstract: A shower nozzle hanger system including a shower nozzle unit having a shower nozzle containing a thin metal plate disposed therein and a shower nozzle hanger unit having a permanent magnet plate secured thereon and a pair of lateral flanges for the shower nozzle unit whereby after using the shower nozzle unit, the shower nozzle unit can be easily and effectively engaged and disengaged wit the shower nozzle hanger unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Jung Young Yang
  • Publication number: 20030115667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sliding rail consisting of two standards reciprocally defining a slotting wherein there is housed a shower support, into which there is obtained a recess intended to partly house a block forming a sliding guide for the support on the slotting, said sliding being allowed by the horizontal pivoting of the support relative to the block and by the consequent insertion or removal of the teeth provided on the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: Serafino Cropelli