And Pump Patents (Class 4/603)
  • Patent number: 9179806
    Abstract: An equipment storage device has a container to enable a user to comfortably stand within the container. A reservoir for retaining fluid is coupled with the container. A fluid injection device is coupled with the reservoir. At least one retaining receptacle is positioned on a peripheral wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Kristian Allos
  • Patent number: 9021626
    Abstract: A safety shower system having a trailer; a tank mounted to the trailer, the tank having an tank outlet, a pump having a pump inlet and a pump outlet, the pump inlet in fluid communication with the tank outlet; a valve having at least one valve inlet, a valve switch, and a valve outlet, the valve outlet fluidly connected to the pump; at least one pressure vessel having a vessel outlet, the vessel outlet fluidly connected to the at least one valve inlet; at least one conduit connected to the pump outlet; and a shower head connected to the at least one conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Chris D. Murden
  • Publication number: 20140289956
    Abstract: A safety shower system having a trailer; a tank mounted to the trailer, the tank having an tank outlet, a pump having a pump inlet and a pump outlet, the pump inlet in fluid communication with the tank outlet; a valve having at least one valve inlet, a valve switch, and a valve outlet, the valve outlet fluidly connected to the pump; at least one pressure vessel having a vessel outlet, the vessel outlet fluidly connected to the at least one valve inlet; at least one conduit connected to the pump outlet; and a shower head connected to the at least one conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: CHRIS D. MURDEN
  • Publication number: 20110289672
    Abstract: A showering system comprising a first tank, a first and second pump, a water heater, a shower head, a shower base and a valve; wherein water for a shower is stored in the first tank from which it is pumped via the first pump through the water heater to the shower head whence from the water falls to the shower base and passes to the valve from which the water is either discharged to a sewer or pumped via the second pump back to the first tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas Patrick Cummings
  • Patent number: 7979926
    Abstract: A collapsible outdoor shower enclosure that folds up nearly flat to a wall surface when not in use is herein disclosed. The shower enclosure is intended for use in outdoor locations where a general floor drain or similar means exists for removal of waste water. The enclosure comprises a right wall assembly and a left wall assembly that have hinged connections allowing for the shower enclosure to fold up against the wall surface. The wall surface would also be the one containing a shower head and shower controls as well. When in a retracted orientation, the enclosure protrudes approximately thirteen (13) inches from the stationary wall surface. During use, each of the wall assemblies fold out ninety degrees (90°) from the wall surface and include a right door and a left door that form an entrance side for a user to enter the shower enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: David A. Boegler
  • Publication number: 20100095450
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a water emitter for cooling the core temperature of a body. The water emitter comprises three components, a reservoir assembly, a gravity showerhead and a flexible tubing that hydraulically couples the interior of the reservoir with the interior water chamber in the showerhead. Water flows into the showerhead at a moderate rate for dispersing water through a plurality of droplets holes in a faceplate of the showerhead as droplets rather than a mist. The flexible tubing enables the user to reposition the gravity showerhead in any location over the body needing to be cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Lovevetta Bertelsen
  • Patent number: 7448096
    Abstract: A shower arrangement designated to be affixed to a showering area comprises an arced hollow section inside of which is a water line to a head nozzle at the top area of the arc. The arced hollow section has two preferably parallel legs that are both affixed to a wall. The arrangement can be affixed between two abutting walls, between two parallel walls, or also in front of a single wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventors: Tom Schoenherr, Andreas Haug, Andreas Dimitriadis
  • 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: 7047577
    Abstract: A portable shower stall is disclosed having a basin panel and back panel hingeably connected together so as to form a suitcase-like enclosure in the closed position. Within the enclosure are stored the shower stall components. When assembled, the shower stall consists of a self-enclosing shower curtain suspended from a curtain rod which is supported by four segmented vertical poles secured in sockets in the basin panel. Water is conveyed from a faucet to a shower head and a sump-pump discharges waste water to a sink or bathtub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Carlo Cirilli
  • Patent number: 6688855
    Abstract: A water diverter assembly is mounted between the supply pipe and showerhead. It includes an inlet passage and outlet passage connected by a bypass valve. A remote pump is connected by inlet and outlet hoses between the inlet passage and the outlet passage, respectively. A pressure sensitive switch actuates the pump only when water pressure above a preset level is sensed at the supply pipe. The water pressure at the shower head is controlled by the bypass valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventor: Jan Beckerman
  • Patent number: 6463599
    Abstract: By means of a shower cabinet (1) which can be packed up and mounted at use. It is possible to take a shower under housing conditions where there is no or cannot be established permanent bathing facilities. The shower cabinet comprises a folding covering (4) of a flexible material, and a bottom trough (3) having a bottom (10) and a side wall and made of a solid material, such as plastic or metal. In the bottom trough (3) is placed a pump (11) for successively removing water supplied to the cabinet during showering. The covering (4) is at the end opposite the bottom trough (3) connected to a cap (2) of a solid material, such as plastic or metal. The cap (2) fits the bottom trough (3) as a cover and together with this forms a box for storing the covering (4) and the rest of the equipment of the cabinet. When the cabinet (1) is to be used, the cap (2) is lifted together with the covering (4) and secured with an elastic suspension (22) on e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Michael Perthu
  • Patent number: 6430760
    Abstract: The apparatus for heating a fluid, such as water, as well as the method for using the apparatus are used in taking a personal shower or in cleaning an object. The apparatus includes an elongated tube formed of polymeric material and having two ends, one of the ends having a fitting attached thereto. The fitting is adapted to secure the apparatus in a fluid-tight manner to a source of a fluid flow. The other end of the tube has an applicator which includes one or more holes for the discharge of fluid flowing through the tube. A valve is disposed intermediate the ends of the tube. A portion of the elongated tube is formed into a coil which is disposed within a vessel. The coil is immersed in the liquid contained in the vessel. The vessel is disposed on a heating grate to heat water flowing through the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventor: David Jessie Johns
  • Patent number: 6389617
    Abstract: A portable shower is collapsible so that it takes up a relatively small amount of space when not in use. The portable shower has a top member, a bottom member, a shower curtain, a supply water tank, and a disposal water tank. Pumps are provided for the supply water tank and the disposal water tank, which are powered by vehicle power connected via a cigarette lighter adapter in order to heat the water and to run the pumps for the portable shower. In the collapsed condition, the top member and the bottom member of the portable shower are fitted together to enclose the supply water tank, the shower curtain, and the disposal water tank. The top member and the bottom member are releasably secured together by latches in the closed condition. In an open condition, the top member and the bottom member are pulled apart, and supported from above. Alternately, at least one support rod is placed between the bottom member and the top member, in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventors: George A. Hartline, Janet M. Hartline
  • Patent number: 6302122
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for the coating of a human body with a tanning composition, such as a sunless tanning composition, wherein an arm with a plurality of nozzles thereon traverses within a booth to spray coat a body in the booth. The spray nozzles are oriented to avoid opposing air flows and excessive air flows which cause inefficient and uneven, dripping or streaking in the deposition of tanning composition on the skin. In another aspect, the apparatus provides for a foot rinser to rinse the feet of a user while the apparatus applies a sunless tanning composition to the user to avoid overly darkening the user's feet. In yet another aspect, the apparatus provides for a sanitation system to wash-down the spray booth between successive uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Spectrum Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Joseph Parker, Neil Andrew Flack, Martin Howard Miller
  • Patent number: 6295663
    Abstract: Pressurized portable solar heated shower having a flexible shower bag with first and second closed chambers on opposite sides of a flexible membrane enclosed within a flexible outer bag. Water is introduced into the first chamber, and a foot operated pump is connected to the second chamber for pressurizing the second chamber with air to expel the water from the first chamber through a flexible hose and shower head. When not in use, the shower bag is emptied, and the entire device can be folded into a relatively small package which is easily carried by campers, backpackers, boaters, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Stearns Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Forbes Haller, Charles Prior Hall
  • Patent number: 6269492
    Abstract: An automatic hair washer which has plural washing nozzles for spouting wash water to a head part, and includes a hot water storing tank for storing wash water, a hot water supplying pump for pumping wash water from the hot water storing tank and supplying the pumped wash water to the washing nozzles. Hot water supplying electromagnetic valves for controlling spouting of wash water from the washing nozzles by opening/closing operations thereof are also provided along with hot water supplying pump control for controlling output from the hot water supplying pump to change amounts of wash water supplied to the washing nozzles from the hot water supplying pump in correlation with the opening/closing operations of the hot water supplying electromagnetic valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Oohiro Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Miyoshi, Hirohisa Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6223360
    Abstract: A water therapy apparatus includes a casing holding a liquid, the casing having an overflow port, a drain port, and an upwardly extended water pipe, a motor-pump controlled to pump the liquid from the casing into the water pipe, a control valve mounted on one end of the upwardly extended water pipe remote from the casing for causing the liquid passing through the upwardly extended water pipe to form a waterfall falling toward the casing, a meshed wooden plate mounted in the casing at a top side on which the user sits to receive the striking of the waterfall coming from the control valve, and a control device mounted on the outside of the casing for controlling the motor-pump to pump the liquid from the casing into the upwardly extended water pipe for producing a waterfall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: Chien-Hao Lu
  • Patent number: 6049919
    Abstract: The solar heated portable shower has a cylindrical container with an open top that has a transparent panel mounted approximately 11/2 to 2 inches below the top rim. The container itself is black colored. With water in the container the portable shower is placed in sunlight to allow penetration of sun rays through the transparent panel to be absorbed and provide energy to heat the water. There is a submersible water pump attached to the bottom of the container to pump water through conduit and hose to a spray nozzle. The water pump is connected to an electric energy source such as a battery. When electric power is applied the pump creates water pressure and the spray nozzle valve controls dispensing of water. The portable shower has provision to transport the spray nozzle, hoses and electrical elements as well as an initial quantity of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventor: Gary Roteman
  • Patent number: 5911520
    Abstract: A portable water shower apparatus comprises a pressure vessel capable of withstanding an internal pressure of at least about 50 psig. The vessel, which may be sized to hold from about 1 to about 21/4 gallons of water, is formed having an liquid filling and emptying opening and a combination handle and manual pressurizing pump which seals the opening against pressure loss when the vessel is pressurized. The vessel has a pressurized fluid outlet fitting and the apparatus includes an elongate liquid discharge conduit which is detachably attached to the vessel outlet fitting and which has a manually-operated shower head attached to the distal end of the hose for controlling the flow of pressurized liquid from the vessel. A conventional valve stem is provided for the vessel enabling the vessel to be pressurized by use of a CO.sub.2 device available in bicycle shops. A pressure relief valve is mounted to the vessel to prevent over-pressurizing the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventor: Daniel R. Kenney
  • Patent number: 5852836
    Abstract: A new Portable Shower for ALLOWING A PERSON TO SHOWER WHILE OUTDOORS. The inventive device includes a cylindrical container having an open top, a closed bottom and a cylindrical side wall therebetween. A cover is removably positioned over the open top of the container. An aperture extends through the cover offset from a center thereof. A battery is positioned within the container. A pump is secured to an interior surface of the closed bottom of the container. The pump is in electrical communication with the battery. The pump has a water outlet. A flexible interior hose has a lower end coupled with the water outlet of the pump and an upper end coupled with the aperture of the cover. An elongated tube is provided comprising a plurality of separable segments. A lower end of the tube couples with the upper end of the flexible interior hose within the aperture of the cover. A shower head couples with an upper end of the elongated tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Inventor: Doug Montrose
  • Patent number: 5664593
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying suntan lotion including a liquid tight enclosure of generally cylindrical shape. The upper wall portions are tilted inwardly to form a central neck enclosure. A door in side walls of the enclosure is spring biased to the closed position. Lotion mist ports are disposed about the interior of the enclosure and supplied from a lotion distribution tube which in turn is supplied from at least one atomizing nozzle. A pump pumps the liquid lotion from a supply dispenser to the atomizing nozzles. As the lotion is pumped through the atomizing nozzle, it is formed into mist droplets which are communicated to the distribution pipe and then to the mist outlets in the chamber. The droplets contact the body of the person in the chamber and are applied to the skin in that manner. A recirculating pump is provided for evacuating the misted droplets and to recirculate them into the distribution tube by means of an impeller fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Inventor: Edward T. McClain
  • Patent number: 5608927
    Abstract: A spout which can effect a waterfall in the form of a sheet of water in conjunction with the recirculation of bathing water is described. An accumulator with a baffle structure receives the recirculating bathing water to place it in a quiescent state before passage from the spout. In a preferred embodiment, there is a whirlpool basin which receives bathing water from the spout as well as body spray nozzles which also receive recirculating water from the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Scott R. Lowry, Thomas A. Bonnell, Robert C. Giese
  • Patent number: 5544369
    Abstract: A portable shower system which when disassembled is stored in its own base, to define a suitcase-like base enclosing all of the support, curtain, and hose structure for transport when not in use, and expandable to a full height, fully enclosed shower stall. The shower stall may use a variety of water sources, either by a gravity fed shower bag, or by a pressure fed system. A compartment in the hollow base serves as a waste water collection chamber. Disposal of waste water can be done by either sealing the base and transporting to a waste disposal area, or connecting a hose to the discharge port, and directing the waste water away from the front of the shower, as well as other means of evacuating waste water from the base. The shower stall may also be used as a privacy room for changing clothes or as a restroom stall, when used in conjunction with a portable toilet. The shower stall may also be used as a decontamination unit when used with optional equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Inventor: Ralph J. Roberts
  • Patent number: 5460192
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying suntan lotion including a liquid tight enclosure of generally cylindrical shape. The upper wall portions are tilted inwardly to form a central neck enclosure. A door in side walls of the enclosure is spring biased to the closed position. Suntan lotion is pumped through vertically spaced nozzles from a pump and supply source exterior of the enclosure. The pump is controlled by a revenue token device outside the apparatus with a time delay arrangement allowing the user to deposit tokens, enter the enclosure, and close the door before the lotion starts spraying for a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Inventor: Edward T. McClain
  • Patent number: 5419308
    Abstract: a gas-using water heater having a water pressure-controlled gas general switch, wherein the water pressure-controlled gas general switch is disposed outside the water heater and is combined with the original manually operated gas general switch to form a dual general switch and with respect to a site provided with low water pressure, the water heater is additionally equipped with a pressurizing motor pump, fuses being disposed inside and outside the water heater, whereby when consuming the hot water, the movement of the water flow can activate an electric controlling system and a water guiding tube, making the water pressure-controlled gas general switch automatically cooperatively turn on/off the gas or turn on/off the pressurizing motor pump, and when the fuses burn down, the power is shut off, making the gas general switch automatically turn off the gas, so that the leak of gas can hardly take place and the user provided with low water pressure can obtain greater water pressure and in case of a fire, the g
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Inventor: Chia Lee
  • Patent number: 5311620
    Abstract: An improved portable shower having a one piece inflatable enclosure anchored to the ground by filling the bottom ring with water or alternately using provided flaps with eyelets to stake it to the ground. A common water sprayer having a modified air pump that can be used to inflate the enclosure, a positionable spray nozzle to direct water stream more effectively, and an extended hose for overhead reach when water container is upright on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Inventor: James P. Ratje
  • Patent number: 5309582
    Abstract: A water recirculation system which derives energy from an available pressurized tap water supply to filter and return previously discharged water to a water discharge device. A system embodiment includes a shower head and a tap water powered pump for returning water discharged from the shower head to the pump for mixing with the supplied tap water for delivery to the shower head inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Inventors: Melvyn L. Henkin, Jordan M. Laby
  • Patent number: 5293654
    Abstract: A shower assembly is disclosed having a spray nozzle (41) through which liquid flows into a shower cabinet (10). The shower has a collecting container (22) for the liquid, the nozzle and container being integrated with a circulation system including a pump (33) with which the liquid in the collecting container can be circulated through the nozzle (41). The shower also has a mechanism (18, 20) by which the liquid either can be directed to the container (22) or directly to a sewage (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget Electrolux
    Inventors: Lennart W. Castwall, Karl F. Andersson
  • Patent number: 5287569
    Abstract: A portable shower includes a rectilinear framework of a generally parallelepiped construction, having a flexible shower curtain securable thereabout, as well as an underlying floor shield and floor plate structure. The shower apparatus includes a heating assembly arranged to include a reservoir having a heating source effecting heating of fluid within the reservoir and an electric pump to direct fluid through the rectilinear framework to an overlying shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Inventor: Wayne G. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5251345
    Abstract: A portable shower/emergency eye wash device (20) comprises a base portion (48), a handle-carrying portion (32) opposed to the base portion having a handle (30), and a walled structure (40, 42, 44, 46) joining the base portion and the handle-carrying portion into a drainable water tight enclosure (24). A recess (64) and a compartment (56) are closable by covers (57, 76). A rechargeable, sealed battery (54) and an electrically operated pump (52) are held within compartment (56). A hose 66 couples the pump to the enclosure interior and to the water therein. A spray head (28) and its hose (26) are secured to pump (52) through a hose 68 extending through an opening 62 to annular recess 64. The spray head may include a pump controlling electric switch and a water controlling valve for controlling the amount or discharge pattern of water being dispensed or sprayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Murray Pechner
    Inventor: Murray Pechner
  • Patent number: 5206963
    Abstract: A shower system and a method for receiving and delivering fresh water for a washing operation and also for recirculating the water, comprises a showerhead, a basin, a fresh water inlet, a waste water outlet, a pump means connected to the showerhead and adapted to deliver waste water thereto, and a general valve means. The general valve means has operative connections to the showerhead, to the basin, to the fresh water inlet, and to the waste water outlet. The general valve means has at least three operating positions. In first, second, and third operating positions, respectively, flow connections are made, respectively, between the fresh water inlet and the showerhead; from the basin through the pump to the showerhead; and between the basin and the waste water outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Inventor: Donald E. Wiens
  • Patent number: 5161266
    Abstract: A portable shower to be used by a human being comprising a tank from which extends a vertically rising conduit assembly which terminates in a shower head. A manually operated air pressure pump is to be connected to the tank and is to function to pressurize the tank and cause water from the tank to flow through the vertically rising conduit assembly and be dispensed through the shower head into the ambient. Water from the tank is conducted through a water supply conduit into the vertically rising conduit assembly. This water supply conduit is mounted exteriorly of the tank and functions as a handle to be usable when transporting of the tank when it is not being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Inventor: Gerald R. Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 5111538
    Abstract: A knockdown, portable hot water shower and shower head therefor is disclosed. The shower includes a gas burner, so that an adequate hot water supply is always provided. A unique shower head permits the use of a pump that is powered by a small energy source, such as "D" cell batteries. The shower head has a special arrangement of the apertures formed in the face thereof, so that even water delivered thereto at a low pressure by a small pump may be delivered to a user as a water spray. The shower is readily disassemblable and the components thereof are either nested in the water reservoir or are carried thereon for easy storage and transportability when not in use. This nesting arrangement permits the use of a gas burner in a portable shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Inventor: Donald L. Chapman
  • Patent number: 4975992
    Abstract: A portable shower stall is provided having a ceiling and a base which clamshell together to define a suitcase-like enclosure enclosing all of the support, curtain and hose structure for transport when not in use, and expandable to a full height, fully enclosed shower stall. The shower stall may be installed near any sink or other water outlet, and in the preferred embodiment, water is removed from the base by means of a sump pump which is driven by a water motor powered by incoming water used for the shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Inventors: James Patterson, Julia H. Patterson
  • Patent number: 4893364
    Abstract: A water recycling shower wherein water once used in the showering process is held in a storage tank and recycled during a portion of the showering process in place of fresh water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Inventor: Francis R. Keeler
  • Patent number: 4829609
    Abstract: The feed tube of the shower head is connected with a pump system operable with muscle power independently of the pressure in a water main. The pump system includes two foot operable bellows which are operable with rocking and/or alternating steps of the user to draw up water from a source and/or into the feed pipe. The shower head is so constructed that the feed duct in the handle of the shower head is tapered toward the shower head and opens out tangentially in the upper curved or arched region of a bell shape portion of the shower head. A baffle plate is positioned centrally projecting interiorly near the water inlet to the bell shape portion of the shower head dividing the water stream and a shower plate is mounted in the lower part of the bell shape portion closing it. Advantageously the shower plate has a plurality of radially directed baffle members positioned interiorly between a plurality of shower outlet holes. This structure produces a stronger shower stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Ernst Debrunner AG
    Inventor: Ernst Debrunner
  • Patent number: 4828709
    Abstract: A recirculating shower is especially adapted for showering a person's body with a relatively small supply of water. Before it is directed into the shower stall, the water is first recirculated through an alternate series loop pathway and concurrently cleaned and filtered as well as being heated to a desired temperature level. During the showering of the person's body the water continues to be recirculated, cleaned, filtered, and heated. When the showering is completed, the water is again directed through the alternate pathway for further cleaning and filtering, in preparation for a subsequent re-usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Inventors: Jack L. Houser, John Pawlak
  • Patent number: 4777675
    Abstract: A portable knockdown decontamination chamber is disclosed for use with a liquid decontaminant supply to apply a confined liquid decontaminant wash to a subject located in the chamber. A base of the chamber includes an upwardly opening channel formed generally around its periphery. A wall construction having arcuate corner panels and planar panels therebetween includes a lower edge shaped to fit in the channel so that the corner and planar panels are supported on the base with the lower edge residing in the channel. The base is formed by a subbase and a liner that have interacting rib structures, and the ribs are configured to provide a drainage network so that liquid accumulating in the channel is drained into a sump formed at one end of the base. A top has a downwardly opening groove extending generally around its periphery for receiving an upper edge of the wall construction so that the top can be placed in a supporting relationship on the wall construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Benco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene Letner
  • Patent number: 4539720
    Abstract: A lightweight portable shower foldable into a backpack for campers or the like. A pliable water storage bag lies on a floor unit that also supports a vertical, sectioned, standpipe having a valved showerhead at the top. An annular curtain rod is held in a horizontal position by a hooking device at the top of the standpipe and supports a tubular shower curtain that is elastically connected to a rigid footpad atop the storage bag. In use, the weight of the user standing on the footpad provides water pressure to force water through the standpipe and showerhead. The elastic coupling to the footpad assures that the curtain will remain taut as water is forced from the storage bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Inventor: Constance D. Westerweller
  • Patent number: 4453280
    Abstract: A self-contained portable shower which can be readily disassembled and conveniently stored in a compact carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Inventor: John P. Greenleaf
  • Patent number: 4413363
    Abstract: A portable shower system which when disassembled utilizes its own shower curtain, and base for securing other parts of the system into a compartment in its base so that the entire system can be stored as a single unit, without accidental separation and loss of its various parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Inventor: Joseph Troiano
  • Patent number: 4224700
    Abstract: A stopper structure is provided for downward removable insertion into the drain opening of a tub or shower stall and a water pump assembly is also provided including a water inlet and a water outlet with the water inlet supported relative to the stopper closely above the latter. A shower head water spray structure is also provided and the water outlet of the pump is communicated therewith. When it is desired to recirculate shower water, the conventional shower or tub water valve is operated after the stopper structure has been utilized to plug the shower or tub drain and until a sufficient quantity of water is collected in the shower or tub bottom. Thereafter, the water pump of the recirculating shower may be actuated whereupon the water collected in the bottom of the shower or tub may be pumped therefrom and outwardly from the shower head water spray structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1980
    Inventor: Billy G. Bloys