Means For Spraying User Patents (Class 4/615)
  • Patent number: 10265714
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and to a device for providing a composition containing hyaluronic acid, in particular for cosmetic or medical purposes. This disclosure teaches that hyaluronic acid can be stored in a dose-metering device and that potable water from a potable water network can be mixed with hyaluronic acid using the dose-metering device such that a composition containing hyaluronic acid is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BWT AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: J├╝rgen Johann
  • Patent number: 10195654
    Abstract: The present invention has the object of providing a metal showerhead lighter than previous, at a low cost. A showerhead 3 furnished with an outer cylinder 31 in which a metal plate is plastically deformed and formed into a cylindrical shape in which the base end portion thereof is left open; and a water conduit member 32 which is inserted from the open end of the base end portion side into the outer cylinder to supply hot or cold water supplied from a hose into outer cylinder 31; whereby a gripping portion 311 for holding outer cylinder 31 by hand is provided on the base end portion of outer cylinder 31, and a spray portion 33 is provided in which multiple spray holes 33b are formed to spray hot or cold water supplied by water conduit member 32 to the front end portion side of outer cylinder 31.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyasu Honda, Nobuyasu Reisen, Shinji Nakagawa, Kohei Sato
  • Patent number: 10046340
    Abstract: A combination showerhead with rotary button switching includes a fixing holder mounted to a supporting arm and having an inlet passage and at least two diversion passages; a first showerhead mounted to the fixing holder and connected to at least one diversion passage; a second showerhead connected to another diversion passage; and a switching mechanism including a diversion plate configured to rotatably connect to the fixing holder and to cooperate with the inlet passage and the at least two diversion passages to switch waterways; a rotary button configured to rotatably connect to the fixing holder; and a transmission mechanism connected between the diversion plate and the rotary button to control position of the diversion plate, and that includes a first gear connected to the diversion plate and a second gear connected to the rotary button, the first gear and the second gear being engaged with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengde Lin, Mingfu Zhang, Xi Huang
  • Patent number: 10017923
    Abstract: An example shower assembly includes a base, a moveable shower head, at least one magnet, and a member attractable to the magnet. The magnet attracts the member to hold the moveable shower head relative to the base. A slot associated with the base receives a portion of the handle to provide further support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Daniel S. Genord, Michael A. Miller, Dominic J. Daunter, Julian Giggs, Victor Hoernig, Charles Patterson
  • Patent number: 9919331
    Abstract: The present invention provides a handheld shower system with magnetic docking and a mechanical retention feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Georg Scheffer, William Wray Shepler, Eric John Tonissen
  • Patent number: 9877622
    Abstract: An automatic seat lowering device for lowering a toilet seat after use and teaching a child to use the toilet. The automatic seat lowering device includes a housing, a seat lowering arm, and a laser pointing arm, wherein both arms are pivotally secured to the housing. The seat lowering arm is movable between an upright configuration wherein the toilet seat is able to rest thereagainst and a lowered configuration wherein the seat lowering arm rotates so as to lower the toilet seat. A controller is operably connected to a timer disposed on the housing and operably connected to the seat lowering arm so as to automatically move the seat lowering arm, causing the toilet seat to be lowered after the timer has expired. The laser pointing arm can be directed to point to the interior of a toilet bowl so as to indicate to a child where to urinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Jason Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9855189
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for improving emergency wash systems. Various embodiments pertain to compact, low flow emergency eyewash systems that provide tepid water at low flow rates. Still further embodiments pertain to emergency washing systems that are adapted and configured to reduce the exposure of users to Legionnaire's Disease with washing system features that permit quick, efficient, high flow rate flushing of the plumbing providing water to the washing system. Still further embodiments pertain to emergency eyewash systems that provide tepid water from a thermostatically controlled mixing valve that has a multi-function body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Magarl, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Eveleigh, Thomas R. Baker, Cameron West
  • Patent number: 9855568
    Abstract: A showerhead assembly is provided including a showerhead and a faceplate which is attachable and detachable to the showerhead's front face. The showerhead includes a plurality of nozzles. Meanwhile, the faceplate includes bore holes for receiving the nozzles. The bore holes are sized so as to have a circular outlet having a diameter smaller than the received nozzle's distal end. However, each bore holes' circular outlet has a diameter larger than a received nozzle's circular outlet so as to not impede the spray of water from the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FAN FI INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Travis Hawkins
  • Patent number: 9828752
    Abstract: An example shower assembly includes a base, a moveable spray head, a magnet, and a member attractable to the magnet. The magnet attracts the member to hold the moveable spray head relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Daniel S. Genord, Michael Miller, Dominic J. Daunter, Julian Giggs, Victor Hoernig, Charles Patterson
  • Patent number: 9662667
    Abstract: A fastening system for installation shower heads for installing in a wall or ceiling, including a shower head housing and water-conductor for connecting at least one water connection to at least one jet creator. The shower head housing is connected to a transmission device having an input side and an output side, which converts a first motion on the input side into a reciprocating motion in the installation direction on the output side, and the output side is connected to the wall or ceiling by a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Michael Schulte, Uwe Stoelzel
  • Patent number: 9498089
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sustainable shower apparatus (1) comprising: (i) a pressurizable container (2) to hold water (3) and a gas; (ii) a pressurizer (4) for pressurizing said container; (iii) a shower head (7); (iv) a first tubing for carrying pressurized water from the container to the shower head; (v) a second tubing (8) for carrying pressurized gas from the container to the shower head; where flow of said gas or water is individually controllable by use of respective valves (6, 9) and where each tubing terminates into a respective nozzle (10, 11) in said shower head which comprises a nozzle for spraying said gas and adjacent thereto, at least one nozzle for spraying the water, wherein tip of each nozzle for spraying water is oriented at an acute angle with the tip of nozzle for spraying gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatesh Shankar, Shailendra Pratap, Rajeesh Kumar Ramachandran, Nimish Harshadrai Shah
  • Patent number: 9422694
    Abstract: Embodiments of a manually operated valve for a shower installation system are described herein that include: an inlet and an outlet configured for installation of the valve along piping and a valve debit control mechanism including a valve chamber that defines a passage between the inlet and outlet, and a valve actuator that biases the valve debit control mechanism towards a closed position wherein the passage is obstructed and which is movable towards an opened position wherein the passage is opened when a triggering force is applied onto the valve actuator. The valve limits the consumption of water in a shower by automatically preventing the flow of water therethrough unless a user voluntarily triggers and maintains the opening of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Michel Pelletier
  • Patent number: 9314398
    Abstract: An emergency wash system configured to dispense a fluid is disclosed. The system comprises a receptacle and a dispenser assembly disposed at least partially over the receptacle. The dispenser assembly comprises a fluid inlet portion configured to extend in a substantially horizontal direction when in use and configured to be in fluid communication with a fluid supply. The dispenser assembly also comprises a first outlet portion defining at least one first discharge opening, a second outlet portion defining at least one second discharge opening, a first fluid riser extending upwardly and outwardly from the inlet portion towards the at least one first discharge opening and a second fluid riser extending upwardly and outwardly from the inlet the first fluid riser towards the at least one second discharge opening on a side of the fluid inlet portion opposite the first fluid riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy E. Perrin, Theodore E. Dhein, Scott M. Kluck
  • Patent number: 9168543
    Abstract: A rotary switch shower with a handheld component has a waterway connected to a water outlet eccentrically arranged on a first counterface of the connecting end of the handheld component. The handheld component includes: an outlet component with an essential body, at least two outlet terminals, and a plurality of independent cavities. The outlet terminals are assembled on the essential body and communicate with the independent cavities respectively. Every independent cavity is has a water inlet on the second counterface of the essential body. The water inlets are assigned along an arc whose center is at the rotation axis. The essential body can be rotatably assembled to the handheld component, and switching of the waterways is achieved by rotating the handheld component, so that a water inlet is chosen to communicate with the water outlet, and then a independent cavity is chosen to communicate with the waterway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignees: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Haisong Peng, Renzhong Li, Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 9095862
    Abstract: A shower assembly and system. The assembly may include a shower device including a device housing defining an inlet communicating with an inlet chamber, an outlet and a waterway communicating between the inlet chamber and the outlet, the device housing further defining a receptacle having a closed end and an open end, the inlet chamber being behind the closed end, the waterway extending along the receptacle from the closed end toward the open end; and a second device supportable in the receptacle. The outlet may define an outlet plane, and the second device may include a speaker with a speaker housing providing a speaker outlet, the speaker outlet being one of aligned with and positioned forwardly of the outlet plane when the speaker is supported in the receptacle. The assembly may further include a magnetic connecting structure operable to releasably connect the speaker and the shower device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth Scott Hanna, Michael James Soetaert, Keith Scott Ruh, William Clement Kuru
  • Patent number: 9095861
    Abstract: Because the height of humans will vary it is important to be able to adjust the height of the showerhead. At times it may also be useful to be able to have two people shower at the same time and be able to adjust the distance between the two showerhead to accommodate the distance between two people. It may also be useful for the showerhead to be portable and easily attached and reattached to the water supply for the shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: John Costello
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8997790
    Abstract: A touch switch outlet mechanism has a fixation unit and a switch unit. The fixation unit includes an inlet waterway connected to the water source, a water diversion cavity connected to the inlet waterway, N number of water diversion holes connected to the water diversion cavity and several outlet functions with same number as the water diversion holes and one to one corresponding to the water diversion holes, N is equal to or more than 2; The switch unit includes N?1 number of sealing balls and N touch buttons, the N touch buttons are separately disposed with a touch end inside the water diversion cavity and a controlled end controlled by the user, the touch ends of the N touch buttons corresponding to N water diversion holes and sliding connected to the fixation unit, the N?1 sealing balls can close N?1 of the N water diversion holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Libin Shen, Jianmin Chen, Bin Cao
  • Patent number: 8992450
    Abstract: A portable hydro massage device for submersion in a body of water containing a female user, i.e. a bathtub, provides a local massage to the labium region and a focused stimulant to the female user's clitoris thereby resulting in a superior sensation to the entire body promoting an overall euphoric state and calming effect. The apparatus employs a saddle shaped housing, where the buttocks are placed, and a saddle horn for controlling the stimulus. Disposed within the midsection of the saddle horn is a hydro jet with a driven flow from a circulating water pump that draws suction from the main body of water. The hydro jet is adjustable in pressure and a method is provided for aeration of the water discharged to allow for a rhythmic pulsation effect. The saddle horn may be held and the lower body positioned as needed to focus the discharged stream from the hydro jet to the desired point of the pelvic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: David Heilman
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8979778
    Abstract: A hand held movable water treatment device for tightening and whitening facial and neck skin by directing multiple streams of pressurized hot and cold water onto selected parts of an individual's face and neck, including a generally circular support member having a flat surface on a first side thereof, a handle extending from a peripheral edge of the generally circular support member, a flexible hose having a first end and a second, and a tubular member concentrically disposed on the flat surface of the generally circular support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Muna H. S. A. Faredoun
  • Publication number: 20150000030
    Abstract: A hand washing apparatus configured to simultaneously wash both a left hand and a right hand includes an enclosure having an exterior surface and an interior space. The exterior surface having a front face and first and second side faces located on opposites sides of the front face. The enclosure includes a first opening in the first side face of the exterior surface for receiving a left hand for insertion into the interior space and a second opening in the second side face of the exterior surface for receiving a right hand for insertion into the interior space. There is a first digit support member located within the interior space having a surface for receiving and orienting a first subset of digits of the first and second hands in a predetermined position within the interior space and a second digit support member located within the interior space having a surface for receiving and orienting a second subset of digits of the first and second hands in a predetermined position within the interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Stine, Aaron G. Loomis, Paul C. Henninge
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8894927
    Abstract: A shower sterilization system is provided. The system comprises shower apparatus including water supply means (2), a shower head (6) and shower conduit means (4) connecting the shower head to the water supply means. An applicator device (16) is located between the water supply means and the shower head for receiving a sterilization or biocidal composition in use and allowing said sterilization or biocidal composition to be delivered to one or more parts of said shower apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Omnia-Klenz Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen Finch
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8876025
    Abstract: A showerhead operable to reduce water consumption configured to detect the presence of an individual within the spray pattern of water exiting the showerhead. The showerhead further includes a housing having an internal volume that is configured to receive and discharge water. A sensor is integrally mounted to the discharge surface of the housing and is operable to detect either the presence or absence of an individual within the spray pattern of water. A valve is disposed within the housing and is operable to control the water volume exiting the housing. The showerhead being operable to discharge substantially all of the water volume available thereto upon the detection of an individual within the spray pattern and further being operable to discharge a water volume that is less than the water volume available thereto to upon detection of an absence of an individual within the spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: MJ Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Mary Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8876023
    Abstract: A showerhead (20) has a spray head (32) having a plurality of spray outlets (36, 38,42,44) on different faces is mounted for manual rotation about a single pivot axis both to select a spray outlet and to adjust the direction of the spray for the selected spray outlet. The showerhead can be configured so that flow of water is uninterrupted during changeover between spray modes. Alternative versions of the showerhead are disclosed in which the spray head is mounted for powered rotation, for example by a motor, allowing remote operation of the showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Mira Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Taylor Peel, Jennifer Ellen Barnard, Simon Westgate, Alexander Fagg, Craig Edwin Baker, Peter Thomas Green
  • Publication number: 20140259373
    Abstract: A portable shower apparatus includes a shower head, funnel adapter, mounted on an air evacuator tube, for use with a conventional fluid container. The shower head includes a shower face plate having a plurality of fluid dispensing holes; shower face plate is circumvented by a ring connector having internal threads. The funnel adapter includes two opposing openings having cylindrical connector pieces, a first cylindrical connector piece and a second cylindrical connector piece; first connector piece having a greater diameter than the second connector pieces. The shower head ring connector is threadably coupled to the first connector piece while a preexisting filled fluid container is coupled to the second connector piece. When the portable shower is inverted, fluid, preferably water, flows from the fluid container towards the user. Other embodiments are disclosed including a variety of transitional adapters to use with a variety of sizes of conventional fluid containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: James Shannon Peet
  • Publication number: 20140250586
    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: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Eli Zhadanov, Sam Zhadanov
  • Publication number: 20140250587
    Abstract: The toilet and shower chair for the disabled is a medical appliance that enables a disabled person to perform toilet and shower functions safely without assistance from an escort. The chair has a frame that includes legs, armrests, a backrest portion, and a centrally positioned seating portion. A showerhead overlies the seating portion. Multiple spraying devices are arranged on the backrest portion for applying water and a water/soap mixture to a user's back. The legs of the chair are vertically adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: ABDULREIDHA ABDULRASOUL ALSAFFAR
  • Publication number: 20140209708
    Abstract: A horseshoe-shaped shower outlet assembly includes a main outlet body, a positioning valve, an adapter member, a changeover valve, two interlinking valves and a horseshoe-shaped shower head. The main outlet body in which there is a changeover space developed includes an inlet, a first outlet, a second outlet and a third positioning port; the positioning valve has one end securely connected to the third positioning port; the adapter member has one end coupled with the second outlet; the changeover valve is pivoted to and held in both the positioning valve and the third positioning port; the interlinking valves are situated at external ends of the positioning valve and the adapter member wherein one of the interlinking valves is actuated with the changeover valve synchronously; turned between predetermined angles under effect of external force, and taken as an interface by which a user can switch and control water flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: AGREAT SHOWER & SANITARY (XIAMEN) CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: PI-KUANG TSAI
  • Publication number: 20140201903
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a remote controlled shower assembly having an electronically controlled shower head that is controlled by a computerized control unit as well as related methods of installation and use. 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: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Edgar Lehrer Bronstein
  • Patent number: 8747374
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash unit includes a pair of water discharge ports oriented to produce a pair of upwardly directed, diverging water streams for inside-out flush flow of contaminants from a person's eyes. These eyewash streams can be combined with a plurality of smaller upwardly directed facewash streams for flushing contaminants from a person's face. The eyewash and/or facewash streams are produced by an eyewash body adapted for rotatable mounting onto a water supply conduit, with a locking clip normally preventing undesired rotational disassembly. The eyewash body may be used in combination with an overhead emergency shower which, in one preferred form, includes a shower spray head carrying multiple flow control and flow shaper elements to produce a substantially uniformly dispersed shower spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Haws Corporation
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, Ian T. Roberts, Joshua D. Linn
  • 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: 8683624
    Abstract: A system for showering includes a showerhead and a water conveying device having two water conveying members turnable relative to one another about a turning axis and having openings for water entry and exit formed so that in an assembled position of the conveying members the openings of the conveying members extend transversely to the turning axis and are coaxial with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Eli Zhadanov, Sam Zhadanov
  • 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: 8621681
    Abstract: An improved shower arm having an elbow portion adapted to fluidly communicate with a shower head and an arm portion adapted to fluidly communicate with a water supply. The arm portion is pivotably coupled with the elbow portion about a long axis of the elbow portion, with the long axis of the elbow portion and a long axis of the arm portion forming an angle. Also, the shower arm includes a locking mechanism having one or more sets of splines to securely lock the relative position of the arm and elbow portions. The splines may be coupled and decoupled by a variety of mechanisms, including: hydraulic pressure generated by a restrictor plate; a spring forcing the sets of splines together; and a pair of magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Damian Macan, Harold A. Luettgen
  • Publication number: 20130312175
    Abstract: A body spray configured to be supported within a shower wall. The body spray includes an outer housing and an inner waterway supporting a sprayhead for axial movement relative to the outer housing. Water pressure against the inner waterway causes the sprayhead to move axially outwardly from a refracted position to an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MASCO CORPORATION OF INDIANA
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Huffington, Garry Robin Marty, Paul Patton, Daniel Steven Genord
  • Publication number: 20130305449
    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: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Kristian Allos
  • Patent number: 8572771
    Abstract: A device for showering includes a water diverter connectable to a source of water, an overhead showerhead connected with the diverter and a hand-held showerhead connected with said diverter so that the diverter can direct water to the overhead showerhead or to the hand-held showerhead, and a rod-shaped element which is held by the diverter and is provided with a supporting member supporting the hand-held showerhead in a position of non-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventors: Eli Zhadanov, Sam Zhadanov
  • Patent number: 8573256
    Abstract: A revolving switch device with a sleeve and an operating handle comprising: a body with two inlet holes, a first water passage and an installation hole connected between the upper inlet hole and said first water passage; a plug, sealed and mounted in the installation hole, is capable of revolving between a first and second position, said plug having an outer revolving surface with an arc groove, and the bottom of said plug is concave to form a second water passage, said outer revolving surface of said plug has a connecting hole, which having an inner end for connecting said second water passage and an outer end in the outer revolving surface. When the plug occupies the first position, said arc groove connects the upper inlet hole and first water passage. In the second position, the lower inlet connects to the outer end of the connecting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries
    Inventors: Libin Shen, Tianyu Chen, Bin Chen, Huasong Zhou
  • Publication number: 20130283516
    Abstract: A cleaning system according to the invention includes a scanning unit for determining body dimensions, for example, the girth measurements such as height and breadth of the person to be cleaned, at least two mouldings having a body-size opening, wherein the opening corresponds to a pose, that is, a body position of the person to be cleaned, a conveying unit that conveys the person to be cleaned through the mouldings, wherein at least one of the mouldings contains adjustable spray nozzles, the spacing of which from the person to be cleaned is adjusted corresponding to the body dimensions of the person to be cleaned determined by the scanning unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Seira Fischer
  • Patent number: 8566973
    Abstract: A pet wash kit enables a user to outfit a shower head for washing pets adjacent the shower head. The pet-washing kit and/or apparatus comprises a head-to-funnel interface device, a funnel structure, and a length of conduit. The interface device comprises conduit-engaging and head-engaging portions for respectively receiving adjacent portions of a shower head assembly. The funnel structure has a water inlet, a water outlet, and structure for engaging the interfacing device for removably attaching the funnel structure to the shower head assembly. The length of conduit is attachable to the water outlet and extendable therefrom. The funnel structure receives water from the shower head assembly, and the length of conduit directs water away from the funnel structure for enabling a user to selectively discharge water via an optionally nozzled end of the conduit for washing a pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Peter G. Duczak
  • Patent number: 8566974
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash unit includes a pair of water discharge ports oriented to produce a pair of upwardly directed, diverging water streams for inside-out flush flow of contaminants from a person's eyes. These eyewash streams can be combined with a plurality of smaller upwardly directed facewash streams for flushing contaminants from a person's face. The eyewash and/or facewash streams are produced by an eyewash body adapted for rotatable mounting onto a water supply conduit, with a locking clip normally preventing undesired rotational disassembly. The eyewash body may be used in combination with an overhead emergency shower which, in one preferred form, includes a shower spray head carrying multiple flow control and flow shaper elements to produce a substantially uniformly dispersed shower spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Haws Corporation
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, Ian T Roberts, Joshua D. Linn
  • Publication number: 20130254985
    Abstract: A rotary switch shower with a handheld component has a waterway connected to a water outlet eccentrically arranged on a first counterface of the connecting end of the handheld component. The handheld component includes: an outlet component with an essential body, at least two outlet terminals, and a plurality of independent cavities. The outlet terminals are assembled on the essential body and communicate with the independent cavities respectively. Every independent cavity is has a water inlet on the second counterface of the essential body. The water inlets are assigned along an arc whose centre is at the rotation axis. The essential body can be rotatably assembled to the handheld component, and switching of the waterways is achieved by rotating the handheld component, so that a water inlet is chosen to communicate with the water outlet, and then a independent cavity is chosen to communicate with the waterway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Haisong Peng, Renzhong Li, Bin Chen
  • Publication number: 20130247294
    Abstract: A rocker switch shower has a handle, an outlet part, a control part and an operation part. The handle has a handheld part and a connect part. An inlet hole is arranged in the handheld part, and a mounting cavity communicated with the inlet hole is arranged in the connect part. The outlet part is mounted to the connect part and corresponding to the mounting cavity, being provided with a plurality of outlet functions. The control part is mounted in the mounting cavity and comprises a fixed plate and a movable plate, a plurality of water division holes are arranged in the fixed plate. The control part comprises a control shaft and a rocker, the control shaft is connected in the handle in a moving manner and with the movable plate in a transmitting manner, and the inner end of the rocker is connected to the control shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Hongliang Ma, Zhongcheng Jin, Boqing Lian
  • Patent number: 8539619
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to systems and/or methods that help clean persons having reduced mobility. The systems and/or methods of certain example embodiments help clean persons in areas that are difficult and sometimes even impossible to clean, thereby reducing the likelihood of infection, disease, development of antibiotic resistant diseases, etc. At least one showerhead is provided in such systems/methods. A chair, table, bench, or the like, has a seat and a back support. At least one bladder is connected to the seat and/or the back support of the chair, or on the table, bench, etc., with each said bladder having at least one opening. A hose connects a supply of cleansing fluid to the at least one bladder such that, in operation, the cleansing fluid is forced out of the at least one opening of each said bladder towards the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Technology Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Aris Mardirossian
  • Publication number: 20130239321
    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: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: MASCO CORPORATION OF INDIANA
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Spencer L. Stohler, Andrew B. Mendenhall, Paul T. Zink, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20130239320
    Abstract: Provided is a water passage switching device capable of opening and closing valves by a very easy operation. The water passage switching device (10; 122) of the present invention capable of switching between at least three water spouting and stopping modes by opening and closing valves including: valve elements (26a, 26b, 26c; 142) configured to be moved between a valve-open position and a valve-closed position in response to the each water spouting and stopping mode; a pivotally movable tilting operation member (6; 112) directly operated by a user to switch between the each water spouting and stopping mode; and valve actuating rods (40a, 40b, 40c; 148) arranged around a pivot point of the tilting operation member, and each adapted to open and close a respective one of the plurality of valve elements based on a tilting movement in each direction of the tilting operation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Aihara, Yasufumi Uemura, Masaya Tanabe, Tsuyoshi Miura, Sho Ishiyama, Tomohiro Kudo, Hideyuki Matsui, Daisuke Kazaoka