Plural Spray Heads Patents (Class 4/601)
  • Patent number: 10278544
    Abstract: A shower mat is configured to carry an auxiliary shower spray head to deliver a spray vertically upwards to allow the user to clean their lower body and extremities. The mat may include a plurality of layers with the auxiliary shower spray head carried between the plurality of layers. Tubing interconnects the auxiliary spray head to a diverter valve that is connected to a stem of a shower enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: William Lee Kiddell, Patrick John Zone
  • Patent number: 10060106
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a control system (20; 120) for a shower comprising a control lever (42; 142) having a changeable position for setting one or more water flow parameters, where the control lever (42; 142) includes a target (44). The control system (20; 120) further comprises a position sensor arranged to sense the position of the target (42; 142) and a controller (50) arranged to monitor the sensed position of the target (42; 142) and send a corresponding control signal to one or more valves (28; 128) to allow a pre-determined flow rate of water to pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Bristan Group Limited
    Inventor: Keith Peter Mills
  • Patent number: 9988797
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative shower modules, a user interface includes a plurality of user defined presets, each preset including a shower setting stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 9963233
    Abstract: A modular monument assembly configured to be positioned in an aircraft that includes an enclosure that includes a first module and a second module, and a circulation system that is adapted to receive water from a water source. The circulation system includes a circulation line for circulating water, a water heater, a circulation pump, first and second faucets and first and second lines that are in fluid communication with the first and second faucets. The first faucet is positioned in the first module and the second faucet is positioned in the second module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: C&D ZODIAC, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Detjen, Edward Reams, Christoph Goeschel
  • Patent number: 9931651
    Abstract: One variation of a showerhead includes: a body defining a fluid circuit, a first region on a ventral side of the body, and a second region adjacent the first region on the ventral side of the body; a set of hollow cone nozzles distributed within the first region, fluidly coupled to the fluid circuit, and discharging sprays of fluid droplets within a first size range; a set of flat fan nozzles arranged within the second region, fluidly coupled to the fluid circuit, and discharging sprays of fluid droplets within a second size range; and a set of orifices fluidly coupled to the fluid circuit and discharging fluid drops between sprays discharged from the set of hollow cone nozzles and sprays discharged from the flat fan nozzles, fluid drops discharged from the set of orifices within a third size range exceeding the first size range and the second size range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nebia Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Winter, Carlos Gomez Andonaegui, Gabriel Parisi-Amon, Corey Lynn Murphey, David Shulman, Emilio Gomez
  • Patent number: 9677257
    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: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Terrence J. Andersen, William C. McKeone
  • Patent number: 9480994
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shower apparatus comprising: •a housing (1, 2, 3) for an object (4); and •a plurality of set of coplanar nozzles inside said housing, the nozzles allowing for a simultaneous spray of a pressurized gas and a liquid on said object. Each set of nozzles comprises a first nozzle (7a, 7b, 7c) for spraying for spraying said gas and adjacent thereto at least one further nozzle (6a, 6b, 6c, 8a, 8b, 8c) for spraying said liquid. The axis of the nozzle for spraying said gas is arranged at an acute angle with respect to the axis of the nozzle for spraying said liquid. The nozzles are configured to provide improved cleansing in a single shower while consuming less water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatesh Shankar, Shailendra Pratap, Nimish Harshadrai Shah
  • Patent number: 9469978
    Abstract: A shower system of exposed type is disclosed, comprising a main flow passage connected to a water supply; at least two conduits which are in communication with the main flow passage and connected in pair and horizontally to two sides of the main flow passage; at least two shower spray spouts in communication with the at least two conduits, and the shower spray spouts being carried at respective outer ends of the conduits; wherein the conduits are arranged such that the shower spray spouts are in a 180° counter sit relationship with respect to the main flow passage and are combined with the conduits to define a shower stall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Chesta Chan
  • Patent number: 9297151
    Abstract: A sanitary conduit, in particular for a shower device, is useful, for example, as a shower arm conduit in a shower system. The sanitary conduit has a rigid, hollow conduit housing including a base body (10?a) and a housing wall removably attached to the base body. At least one flexible conduit (12a, 12b) is inserted in the hollow conduit housing and is made from a flexural conduit material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Hansgrohe SE
    Inventors: Gerd Blessing, Bernd Werner
  • Patent number: 9032564
    Abstract: An integrated bathroom electronic system including a plurality of sensors to detect conditions within a bathroom and to provide signals indicative thereof to a controller. A plurality of distinct and exclusive modules or subsystems are illustratively provided for integration into the system. Such modules may include a quick hot water module, a roman tub module, a custom shower module, a hands free faucet module, and a tub shower module. In certain illustrative shower modules, a user interface includes a plurality of user defined presets, each preset including a shower setting stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20150113723
    Abstract: A side spraying shower system includes a side spraying component and a hand shower. The side spraying component has a fixed portion secured to the wall and at least a side spraying mechanism. The fixed portion is disposed with an inlet waterway, a first waterway and a second waterway, the side spraying mechanism is able to connect to the first waterway, the inlet waterway is connected to a supporting arm by a first flexible pipe to lead the water to the inlet waterway, the hand shower is connected to the second waterway by a second flexible pipe. The fixed portion is further disposed with a switch mechanism which cooperates with the inlet waterway, the first waterway and the second waterway to switch the first waterway and the second waterway to connect to the inlet waterway, thus controlling the hand shower or the side spraying mechanism to discharge water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingfu ZHANG, Lei WANG, Bin CAO, Huasong ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20150090813
    Abstract: A pilot valve switch mechanism of a shower system includes a fixed portion and a valve spool. The fixed portion is has an inlet waterway, a first and second outlet waterway and a control hole that can connect to the outlet waterways. The first outlet waterway has a first outlet and the second outlet waterway has a second outlet. The valve spool is slidably assembled inside the fixed portion vertically to the inlet waterway, and has a slim hole connected to the inlet waterway. The valve spool and the fixed portion form a pressure cavity. The control hole and the slim hole are connected to the pressure cavity. The pressure cavity is controlled by the control hole to drive the valve spool to move along the inlet waterway to close the first or second outlet, switching the inlet waterway to connect to the first or second outlet waterway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingfu ZHANG, Lei WANG, Xiaofeng YANG, Huasong ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20150089734
    Abstract: A two-port (or multi-port) shower fixture that can be hung or otherwise attached to a bathroom ceiling above a tub or wall near a tub. The invention can be added to an existing tub/shower. The invention includes an elongated member with internal plumbing which may be rectangular or circular in cross-section, or have any cross-section. It can be several feet long. The elongated member typically has two or more shower ports on its lower surface typically equipped with normal shower heads. The elongated member has a connection hose that can be attached to a normal wall shower water outlet port. Embodiments of the invention can have an external valve that controls each of the shower ports separately and can include electric motors for raising and lowering the device over a tub. The invention can have optional LED lighting and wireless or wired sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Joshua Berngard
  • Publication number: 20150090812
    Abstract: A pilot valve switch mechanism and combined shower applied with the pilot valve switch mechanism includes a fixed portion and a valve spool. The fixed portion includes an inlet waterway, a first outlet waterway, a second outlet waterway and a control hole capable to connect to the outlet waterways. The first outlet waterway has a first outlet. The second outlet waterway has a second outlet. The valve spool is slidably assembled inside the fixed portion along the inlet waterway, with a slim hole connected to the inlet waterway. The valve spool and the fixed portion form a pressure cavity, which is connected to the control hole and the slim hole. The control hole controls the water pressure of the pressure cavity to drive the valve spool to close the first or second outlet, connecting the inlet waterway to the first or second outlet waterway. The control hole switches the waterways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: Xiamen Solex High-tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yulin WU, Mingfu ZHANG, Yuehua QIU, Huasong ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20150090811
    Abstract: A combined pilot valve mechanism and a shower system are applied with the combined pilot valve mechanism. By switching to close the control hole, the first water diversion hole or the second water diversion hole to control the pressures of the pressure cavity, the valve spool is driven to move to alternately close the first outlet or the second outlet, so that the inlet waterway is switched to connect to the first outlet waterway, the first water diversion hole or the second water diversion hole. As the shower system is applied with a combined pilot valve mechanism, which utilizes the control hole to switch the waterways, thus preventing the main pipe from great water pressure. The diameter of the control hole can be smaller, so that the water pressure of the button mechanism can be ignored, only friction and light elastic force of the spring exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yulin WU, Mingfu ZHANG, Bin CAO, Huasong ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20150082535
    Abstract: A shower head unit having at least one preferably rain like shower head, where the rain like shower head is connect to a support member for an overhead shower. The support member is adapted to be positioned between opposing walls of a bath tub, stall enclosure or outdoor shower having preferably a wall water pipe and a wall shower head attached to the wall water pipe. The support member is a pipe that has first and second ends and a nipple adapted to be coupled to the wall water pipe near the first end for carrying shower water to the rain like shower head and is located above the wall shower head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: SHAW STAINLESS SHOWER SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Carl D. Parks, Bryan D. Shaw, Jason Tyler Clark, Jerone R. Kollbaum
  • Patent number: 8978175
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a shower assembly having an electronically controlled shower head that is controlled by a computerized control unit. The assembly can automatically bathe a user by following a program that dictates time of bathing, shower head position and motion, and the dispensing of bathing agents such as body wash or shampoo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Edgar L. Bronstein
  • Publication number: 20150060570
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shower apparatus comprising: •a housing (1, 2, 3) for an object (4); and •a plurality of set of coplanar nozzles inside said housing, the nozzles allowing for a simultaneous spray of a pressurised gas and a liquid on said object. Each set of nozzles comprises a first nozzle (7a, 7b, 7c) for spraying for spraying said gas and adjacent thereto at least one further nozzle (6a, 6b, 6c, 8a, 8b, 8c) for spraying said liquid. The axis of the nozzle for spraying said gas is arranged at an acute angle with respect to the axis of the nozzle for spraying said liquid. The nozzles are configured to provide improved cleansing in a single shower while consuming less water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Venkatesh Shankar, Shailendra Pratap, Nimish Harshadrai Shah
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140367482
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes embodiments directed to a showerhead. In some of the embodiments, the showerhead includes a housing defining a chamber in fluid communication with a fluid inlet such as a water source, a first bank of nozzles, and a second bank of nozzles. The showerhead also includes a massage mode assembly that is at least partially received within the chamber. The massage mode assembly includes a turbine, a cam connected to or formed integrally with the turbine, and a shutter connected to the cam. With the structure of the massage mode assembly, the movement of the shutter is restricted along a single axis such that as the turbine rotates, the cam causes the shutter to alternatingly fluidly connect and disconnect the first bank of nozzles and the second bank of nozzles from the fluid inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 8893320
    Abstract: The present invention is a display apparatus for affixation to a shower or bath water supply piping or incorporated within a shower, or bath or faucet head that has an authorization means for activating water flow. In a second embodiment, the present invention comprises a dispensing apparatus that has authorization means for activating and/or deactivating water flow. The display and dispensing apparatuses include a power generation, a microprocessor, water flow sensors, timing circuits and a display means and optional wireless communication technology and optional temperature sensors. The display means can be an analog or digital display or combination of display means. The authorization means can comprise a key pad located as soft keys on the display apparatus, a remote key pad, an identification or electronic card means, a bar code or RFTD means, or a biometric means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Klicpera
  • Publication number: 20140332607
    Abstract: A shower with various outlet functions includes a main body part and outlet part, the main body part has an inlet waterway, and at least one first inlet hole and one second inlet hole communicated with the inlet waterway; the outlet part, is connected to the main body part in a moving manner, and is provided with at least one first water division hole group and one second water division hole group, and the first water division group includes at least two first division holes, and the first inlet holes are coupling with the first water division hole, the second water division group includes at least two second division holes, and the second water division holes are coupling with the second inlet hole, and the first and second water division hole communicates with the first and second inlet hole respectively in a switching manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengde LIN, Jianmin CHEN, Bin CHEN, Huasong ZHOU
  • Patent number: 8769733
    Abstract: A hydrotherapy system uses a plurality of water sources, each of which produces water at a fixed temperature. The water from the fixed temperature sources can be mixed to form several mixed water streams, each with a predetermined temperature, by an array of computer-controlled on-off solenoid valves. Solenoid valves can also be used to apply the mixed water streams with different flow rates selectively to different body zones. The solenoids are controlled via sequences that can be created and maintained with an intuitive graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: E. Taylor Galyean, Tinsley A. Galyean
  • Patent number: 8694168
    Abstract: A digital shower system contains a showering equipment including at least one first watering device and at least one second watering device; an input interface including a power key, a knob, an ok key, a return key, and a plurality of outlet switches; a valve unit including a motor, a mixing valve, and a number of outlet valves; a central process unit including a setting module, a time module, a memory module, a calculator module, and a water monitor module; and an indicator so that quantity of water use is known by the user to save water consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Jingyang Lin
  • Patent number: 8684039
    Abstract: A shower assembly with supporting arm has: a water inlet connected to the supporting arm and to a descending pipe; a switching valve body fixed and connected to the end of the pipe through an outer water inlet and having an outer and a inner water outlet connected to a ascending inner tube in the pipe; and an upper branch pipe fixed to the location of the water inlet and connected to the inner tube, of which the end has one or at least one upper water outlet, wherein the switching valve body has a valve core inside, which makes the pipe connected to the outer and the inner water outlet respectively or simultaneously. The switching valve body that is at the end of the pipe controls the current export from the upper and the outer water outlet beneath the switching valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Xiamen Lelin Sanitary Ware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiamao Cai
  • Patent number: 8646121
    Abstract: An apparatus for converting a normal shower room into a steam and sauna facility. The apparatus comprises a vertical panel, a rain shower, a hand held massage means, a back and foot massage means, a seat with seat massage means, a steam and hot air generating means. The apparatus also includes an electronic device incorporating radio, CD player Hook Up, Telephone, Video features and buttons for controlling steam, heat, massage means, Audio and Video means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Huan Thanh Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20130291298
    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: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicants: Huasong, Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Yaohui Lin, Zhicong Lin, Zuqiang Zhuang
  • Publication number: 20130283520
    Abstract: A shower system with a wall connection, a conduit connected thereto to connect the wall connection to a changeover device, and an overhead shower head and a hand shower to which water can be supplied via the changeover device. A first flow restrictor with a first flow restriction is disposed in an area of the wall connection and a second and third flow restrictor are disposed in an area of the overhead shower head and hand shower in a series connection. In the area of the changeover device at least one fourth flow restrictor with at least one second flow restriction is provided and the changeover device provides at least one first direct line connection between the wall connection and at least the overhead shower head or hand shower and a second indirect line connection with a series connection of the fourth flow restrictor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Grohe AG
    Inventor: Michael SCHULTE
  • Publication number: 20130239317
    Abstract: An assembly including multiple shower heads affixed to a common manifold. This assembly includes a first shower head having a full body coverage oscillating motion, and a second shower head of traditional design and operation. Each of the first shower head and the second shower head are mounted on a common manifold, which in turn is connected to a water supply located within the shower. The manifold is further provided with valves for diverting water to one or the other shower head; and, for the dispensing of liquid soap from a soap dispenser, which is also connected to the said manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Silas Saunders
  • Patent number: 8511927
    Abstract: A fluid-powered bath brush that uses the kinetic energy of moving water to operate skin-cleaning attachments. In one embodiment, the bath brush comprises a brush head member having at least one brush head housing, a water wheel, a first drive gear, a second drive gear and a brush element rotatably mounted thereon, an adaptor with an outlet side adapted to be connected to a showerhead and an inlet side adapted to be connected to a first fluid-dispensing means that carries water to the showerhead and contains a diverter which diverts the flow of water from the first fluid-dispensing means to the showerhead to the flow of water from the first fluid-dispensing means to the brush head member and a flexible second fluid-dispensing means containing at least two tubes for carrying water connecting the brush head member and the adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce Houman
  • Patent number: 8429769
    Abstract: A shower arrangement is proposed which comprises a sanitary fitting designed as a concealed fitting. On the front side of the sanitary fitting is arranged a cover rose. The cover rose has a lateral stub which projects forwardly beyond the front side of the cover rose and is oriented vertically. On the upper side of this stub is mounted a water-conveying wall bar which leads rectilinearly upwards and on whose upper end is mounted an overhead shower head. On the opposite end of the stub is connected a shower hose. The cover rose can be mounted with the stub oriented either on the right or left.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hansgrohe SE
    Inventor: Juergen Gross
  • Publication number: 20130074255
    Abstract: A ridged, longitudinal, hollow, pipe, shower curtain rod water supply line, adjacent to a ridged, longitudinal shower curtain support rod, having brackets equally spaced apart, connecting the shower curtain rod water supply line and shower curtain support rod. A bracket is connected at each end of the shower curtain support rod and attached to the shower enclosure. A shower curtain rod water supply line joint is sealably connected to each end of the shower curtain rod water supply line and rotatably connected to the primary water spout and rotatably connected to the secondary water spout. The primary water spout and the secondary water spout is inserted into a bracket and attached to the shower enclosure; providing an added showering area on the opposite end of the shower enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: David Brian Uncles
  • Patent number: 8341774
    Abstract: A vertical sliding enclosure for a bathtub, including three vertically slidable glass panel assemblies, wherein each assembly contains a slidable glass panel attached by the left and right glass connectors serving as the transverse position limiters which limit the panel in the transverse movement, a pair of left and right housings having the respective longitudinal tracks for the panel in the vertical movement, and room for a counterbalancing weight system containing left and right pulleys and weight combination so that a weight of the glass panel can be balanced. The enclosure provides a sufficient height for a user to access the bathtub when the three panels are raised to their maximum heights. When in their lowered position, the three panels prevent shower water from entering the bathroom floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Roy Norris
  • Patent number: 8196234
    Abstract: A shower installation with discharge nozzles for horizontal installation near the ceiling is constructed to be swiveled between a resting position and an active position, wherein at least a section of the discharge nozzles protrudes in the active position. To swivel the mounting of the shower device, an operating device is provided that swivels the shower device mounting via the force of water flowing to the shower devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventor: Guenter Glunk
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20120102637
    Abstract: The dual shower head curtain support fixture is designed to facilitate the efficient and enjoyable showering of two users. This fixture will allow two users to simultaneously bath in the same amount of time as bathing alone due to both users having constant access to a water source. This objective is achieved by bending, welding, and coating a half inch water pipe into the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 and 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: David Michael Collinsworth
  • Patent number: 8091158
    Abstract: A shower bathing apparatus is described as including a seat and a first water discharger provided rearward and upward in relation to the seat. The first water discharger is configured to discharge water in a direction forward of the seat. A water discharge direction from the first water discharger and a positional relationship between the first water discharger and the seat may be adjustable so that the water discharged from the first water discharger is able to reach the seat or forward of the seat. The water discharged from the first water discharger may further flow from above a seat occupant's shoulder to the seat occupant's leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Toto, Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Yutaka Aihara, Tomohisa Kato
  • Patent number: 8082610
    Abstract: A showerhead assembly includes a water adapter and a water flow diverter. The water adapter includes two rotatable frames having a first water outlet and a second water inlet respectively and a supporting frame, having a first water inlet communicating with the first water outlet and a second water outlet, rotatably coupled between the rotatable frames. The water flow diverter contains a first water opening communicating with the first water outlet, a second water opening communicating with the second water inlet, and a water exit. The water flow diverter is adapted for selectively controlling the water flow at one of the conditions including the water flowing out at the second water outlet only, the water flowing out at the water exit only, and the water flowing out at both the second water outlet and the water exit at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: Mang Hoi Kwan Henry, Mang Loi Shang
  • Patent number: 8066204
    Abstract: A shower assembly is provided that includes a shower head having an integrated diverter valve. The shower head receives a detachable hand-held shower wand. The diverter valve is arranged upstream of an adjustable connector so that length is not added to the shower assembly that would interfere with headroom. A cam shaft of the diverter valve is rotated to selectively control fluid flow between the shower head and the hand-held shower wand. Cam followers are moved linearly in response to rotation of the cam shaft to selectively block first and second outlet ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Alsons Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Petrovic, Peter Dabrowski, Curtis J. Bailey, Michael A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20110277231
    Abstract: A device for showering and the like has a showerhead supplied with water for showering, and a holder for supporting the showerhead, the holder being hollow and having a first end connectable to a source of water and a second end connected with the showerhead through the holder, so that the hollow holder provides a water flow from the source of water to the showerhead and also a support for the showerhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Sam Zhadanov, Eli Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 7987533
    Abstract: A shower water construction system for a child/user, which also functions as a showering system and utilizes a pre-existing bath/shower unit as a supporting structure. The construction system comprises a main control valve to divert water from a pre-existing shower water pipe stem, a pressure regulator to limit water pressure to downstream components, child/user control and diverter valves to allow for turning the system off and on and allocating water flow between components, semi-rigid and flexible pipe, “Y” connectors and suction cups and brackets. Other components, such as a hand-held sprayer, spraying bathtub mat and spraying shower curtain may also be integrated/connected into the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Aquastruct, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Phipps, Lori A. Phipps, Travis Lontz, Brian Spaeth
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20110010840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dual shower head assembly and a method of installing where the head assembly includes: a first shower head; a mechanism to split water supply into the first shower head; a second shower head, where the second shower head is opposed to the first shower head; a water supply pipe connector, where said pipe connector connects the second shower head to the means to split the water supply; and a mechanism to hang a shower curtain on the shower head assembly. The pipe connector may provide the mechanism to hang a shower curtain. In one particular embodiment, a splitter connected above the first shower head provides the mechanism to split the water supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: JEFF PAUL
  • Patent number: 7857241
    Abstract: A configuration structure of a spray nozzle and a shower head, adapted to a wall outlet, includes a three-way control valve, a connecting rod and a spray unit. The three-way control valve has an inlet connected to the wall outlet, a front outlet connected to an inlet tube extending from a rear side of the connecting rod, and a lower outlet connected to a hose of the spray unit. The connecting rod has a closed lower end, an upper end connected with the shower head, and at least one spray head at a front side thereof. With the three-way control valve and the connecting rod, the front and lower outlets of the three-way control valve are connected to the spray nozzle and the connecting rod respectively to form two water passages. The upper end of the connecting rod is connected with the shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Xiamen Solex Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Hao Deng
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100242166
    Abstract: A shower system of exposed type is disclosed, comprising a main flow passage connected to a water supply; at least two conduits which are in communication with the main flow passage and connected in pair and horizontally to two sides of the main flow passage; at least two shower spray spouts in communication with the at least two conduits, and the shower spray spouts being carried at respective outer ends of the conduits; wherein the conduits are arranged such that the shower spray spouts are in a 180° counter sit relationship with respect to the main flow passage and are combined with the conduits to define a shower stall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Chesta Chan