Means For Spraying User Patents (Class 4/615)
  • Patent number: 11987963
    Abstract: A shower assembly includes a telescoping rod assembly for placement between opposing walls. The rod assembly includes an outer rod having opposite open ends and a spring-biased inner rod mounted inside the outer rod for axial movement in relation to the outer rod such as to allow adjustment of an axial length of the rod assembly. A control valve can be attached to a water-supply line for controlling discharge of water from the one. A tubular member having one end connected to the valve and another end enters a valve-proximate one of the open ends of the outer rod. A primary shower head is connected to the other end of the tubular member at a location distal to the valve-proximate one of the open ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Deburr LLC
    Inventors: Brett Skaloud, Jeffrey K Feiereisen
  • Patent number: 11958065
    Abstract: A water delivery device includes an inlet connector, a sprayface assembly, and a selection engine. The inlet connector is configured to couple the water delivery device to a water supply. The sprayface assembly includes a plurality of nozzles that are configured to produce a plurality of spray patterns. The selection engine fluidly couples the inlet connector to the sprayface assembly and controls flow to each one of the plurality of nozzles to determine the spray pattern produced at the sprayface assembly. The selection engine is configured to switch directly from any one of the plurality of spray patterns to any other one of the plurality of spray patterns in response to a single actuation of the selection engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Evan Yee, Brian S. Core
  • Patent number: 11951500
    Abstract: A showerhead assembly including a handheld showerhead and a mounting bracket configured to be fluidly coupled to a water source. One of the handheld showerhead and the mounting bracket includes a magnet or a magnetically attractable material, and the other of the handheld showerhead and the mounting bracket includes a magnet or a magnetically attractable material. The magnet of the one of the handheld showerhead or the mounting bracket, or the magnet or the magnetically attractable material of the other of the handheld showerhead or the mounting bracket, is moveable relative to the handheld showerhead or the mounting bracket to which it is included by attraction of the magnet of the one of the handheld showerhead and the mounting bracket to the magnet or the magnetically attractable material of the other of the handheld showerhead and the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 11951493
    Abstract: An exposed secondary showerhead system configured to be supported by a conventional shower enclosure. The illustrative showerhead system includes an overhead conduit fluidly coupled to a conventional shower inlet pipe and to at least one showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Mark Cipriani, Michael J. Veros, Thomas Edward Gospel, David Lee, Bocomo Fu
  • Patent number: 11904329
    Abstract: A showerhead assembly that includes a showerhead housing, a distributor, and a valve layer. The showerhead housing includes a top plate, a bottom plate, and a plurality of sidewalls extending between the top plate and the bottom plate, where the top plate includes a fluid inlet configured to couple to a fluid source. The distributor includes at least one distributor outlet, and is situated in the showerhead housing. The valve layer includes at least one valve assembly, and is situated in the showerhead housing. The at least one valve assembly is coupled to the bottom plate. The at least one channel of the distributor is further configured to disperse fluid from the fluid inlet to the at least one distributor outlet, and the at least one distributor outlet is coupled to, and configured to disperse fluid to, the at least one valve assembly of the valve layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Pete Kajuch, Joseph Valenti
  • Patent number: 11896861
    Abstract: A deluge nozzle diversion apparatus can include a collection component having at least one wall that forms a collection cavity, where the collection component has a first end and a second end. The deluge nozzle diversion apparatus can also include an adjustable securing apparatus that is configured to secure the first end of the collection component to a deluge nozzle assembly of a deluge system when the adjustable securing apparatus is in a closed position. The deluge nozzle diversion apparatus can further include a diversion channel coupled to the second end of the collection component, where the diversion channel is adjustable and has a length sufficient to divert a fire protection fluid flowing therethrough to an alternative location. The collection cavity of the collection component can be configured to receive all of the fire protection fluid discharged from a deluge nozzle of the deluge system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Elmer B. Revilla, Ifeanyi F. Oramulu, Bernard Weng-Keong Leong
  • Patent number: 11889958
    Abstract: A rotating shower rod is provided to change the location of a curved shower rod between one position projecting outward from shower or bathtub enclosure to a second position projecting inward to the enclosure. Surface mounts provide two axes of rotation for the shower rod. The shower rod includes two tubes that telescopically extend and retract relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: House of Atlas, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Moss, Alan Arthur Ford
  • Patent number: 11850609
    Abstract: A spray head has an inlet in fluid communication with a plurality of nozzles. The nozzles are adapted to produce, in use, a jet of fluid which is directed toward a respective impingement surface portion. The jet of fluid impacts on the respective impingement surface portion and breaks into a stream of droplets. The stream of droplets has an elongate transverse cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: METHVEN LIMITED
    Inventor: Stephen McLay McCutcheon
  • Patent number: 11850607
    Abstract: A shower device is provided. The shower device comprises a top shower, a diverting valve core, a switching assembly, a handheld shower, and a pause valve core. The switching assembly is configured to control the diverting valve core to be switched between the normal diverting state and forced diverting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Xiamen Lota International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuedong Wang, Jiangcheng Zhang, Zhixin Lin, Hong Zhang, Chuanbao Zhu
  • Patent number: 11773573
    Abstract: An anti-slip shower system includes a water passage assembly and a water outlet pipe assembly movably arranged on the water passage assembly. The water outlet pipe assembly includes an adjustment male part which can limit movement of the water outlet pipe assembly on the water passage assembly. The water passage assembly includes a water passage cavity and an insertion channel, the water passage cavity and the insertion channel are arranged at an interval, and a movement channel is arranged between the insertion channel and the water passage cavity. The movement channel is internally provided with a piston, when the piston and the adjustment male part are away from the water outlet pipe assembly, the water outlet pipe assembly is movable on the water passage assembly, when the piston and/or the adjustment male part presses against the water outlet pipe assembly, the water outlet pipe assembly is stably fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: XIAMEN DELMEI SANITARY WARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changzheng Ni, Yongqiang Yan, Chunhua Wang
  • Patent number: 11759800
    Abstract: A showerhead with a super complementary removable portion is provided that includes a fixed fluid dispensing unit supported at a location. The fixed dispensing unit has a fixed nozzle apertures arranged on a fixed spray face within a first area of between 55 and 95 percent of the fixed spray face, the fixed spray face having a second area devoid of fixed nozzle apertures and contiguous with the first area. A removable fluid dispensing unit has a front face defining a front face area, a back surface in opposition to the front face, and removable nozzle apertures arranged on the front face, the back surface adapted to overlap the second area of the fixed spray face and protrude from the fixed spray face, the front face area being greater than the second area of the fixed spray face. A handle and fluid supply house are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Mordechai Lev
  • Patent number: 11702827
    Abstract: An improved showerhead assembly is provided for use with handheld showerheads. The handheld showerhead includes an elongate handle having a rear side with a cavity, and a front face including one or more nozzles for spraying water. In addition, the showerhead assembly includes a mount for affixing to the male threaded pipe found in a shower stall. The mount includes a ball which engages with the cavity so as to allow rotatable and secure attachment of the handheld showerhead to the mount. The ball may include a preliminary alignment chamber and a locking chamber, and the cavity may include a tension pin which projects into both of these chambers so as to provide further support for installation of the handheld showerhead to the mount. In addition, a spring-button tab mechanism may be utilized for managing the engagement and disengagement of the ball with the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: ETL, LLC
    Inventor: David Hofman
  • Patent number: 11648572
    Abstract: The present invention is a shower head for which a plurality of spout modes can be switched. The shower head includes: a storage chamber configured to store water supplied from a water supply source; a secondary-side flow-path member provided on a spout-surface side with respect to the storage chamber, the secondary-side flow-path member having a plurality of flow paths, each of which corresponds to each of the plurality of spout modes; and a plurality of diaphragm valves, each of which is configured to control a communicated/blocked state between each of the plurality of flow paths and the storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsui, Masanobu Kanashiro
  • Patent number: 11622657
    Abstract: A bathing chair apparatus for safe and effective washing includes a base having a base platform and a plurality of base legs. A plurality of feet is coupled to the base. A lower body has a lower base portion coupled to the base platform and a leg portion extending from the lower base portion. The leg portion has a plurality of leg apertures. An upper body has an upper base portion pivotably coupled to the base platform and a back portion. The upper base portion and the back portion have a plurality of upper apertures. A plurality of nozzles is in fluid communication with the plurality of leg apertures and the plurality of upper apertures. A plurality of feeder tubes is coupled to the plurality of nozzles. A supply hose is in fluid communication with the plurality of feeder tubes and is engaged with a faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: Yvette Crossing
  • Patent number: 11585075
    Abstract: In a sanitary outlet unit (1), it is provided that a contact surface (6) is formed on a valve element (4) which is adjustable between an open position and a closed position in a flow path (2), which contact surface (6), in the open position, covers a corresponding, stationary counterpart surface (7) and, in the closed position, frees said counterpart surface (7), such that the valve element (4) is automatically held in the open position by the pressure in the flow path and returns to the closed position in the event of a pressure drop (cf. FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Schurle, Seoung-Eun Kim
  • Patent number: 11505929
    Abstract: A diverter seal member for a diverter structure of a tub spout structure includes a central body, a first seal extension, and a second seal extension. The central body includes a first side, a second side, and an aperture extending completely through the central body between the first side and the second side of the central body. The first seal extension extends from the first side of the central body and around a central axis that extends axially through a center of the aperture. The first seal extension includes a first extension side, a second extension side, and an extension end. The extension end of the first seal extension extends substantially perpendicularly to the first extension side and the second extension side of the first seal extension. The second seal extension extends from the second side of the central body around the central axis of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Shashank Varma, Matthew J. Ball, Andrew D. Wieberdink, Evan Yee, Kellen D. Beauchesne
  • Patent number: 11499300
    Abstract: A shower column assembly includes a shower column, and first and second shower column mounts. A showerhead is fluidically connected at a first end of the shower column, and a hand shower is fluidically connected to the shower column via a hose connection at a second end of the shower column opposite the first end. A diverter is positioned within the shower column at the supply location, and a flow selection valve is positioned offset from the diverter along a fluid path defined, at least in part, by the shower column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Sierks, Evan Benstead
  • Patent number: 11412899
    Abstract: A back and shoulder cleansing machine for a shower wall is disclosed. The device mounts to the wall using suction cups and is connected to the shower head water supply for dispensing water and soap from the brush body. Additionally, the brush body rotates and also has a pair of elevated brushes extending from the main device. The elevated brushes are also configured to have a swiveling motion and are then used to wash a person's shoulders. Additionally, the main body includes a refillable soup revivor which is accessed from a top end of the main body. Excess water from within the main body is then dispensed from a release valve at the bottom end of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Reginald Frisby
  • Patent number: 11365531
    Abstract: A mountable watering assembly may include a main column member, base, front bracket, spacer bracket, fasteners, a capping assembly, and a back bracket. One or more adjustable spacers may be disposed between the front bracket and the spacer bracket. A tap and a hose may be coupled to the main column member or to a hose assembly disposed within the main column member. The mountable watering assembly may be mounted on a railing system. One or more panels may be coupled to the main column member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Timothy Kuhlman
  • Patent number: 11313110
    Abstract: A water output device is adapted to be connected to an inlet tube and includes an outlet tube and an outlet shelf having an upper outlet surface. The outlet tube passes through the outlet shelf and extends upward from the upper outlet surface and communicates with the inlet tube. A side wall of the outlet tube has a first outlet opening. The upper outlet surface has a guiding recess having an open side formed on a side edge of the upper outlet surface, so that a water flowing from the first outlet opening is guided by the guiding recess to flow out through the open side. The outlet shelf could be placed bath supplies and provide users with a special visual experience, and water could be outputted from the first outlet opening beyond the outlet shelf and guided by the guiding recess to flow out through the open side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PURITY (XIAMEN) SANITARY WARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James Wu, Alex Wu, Ce-Wen Yang, Ching-Yin Wu, Che-Min Lin
  • Patent number: 11047120
    Abstract: A shower mat is configured to carry an auxiliary shower spray conduit 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 conduit carried between the plurality of layers. Tubing interconnects the auxiliary spray hose to a diverter valve that is, in turn, connected to a stem of a shower enclosure. The auxiliary shower spray conduit is oriented in a serpentine shape and has a plurality of a spray hose that are aligned with a corresponding plurality of jet apertures defined through a surface of an upper mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: William Lee Kiddell, Patrick John Zone
  • Patent number: 11002030
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pool ladder with an automatic wash-down system for cleaning a person's feet before entering a swimming pool. The pool ladder includes a staircase to allow a person to climb into the swimming pool. The wash-down system includes nozzles positioned in the staircase to direct water spray towards the person's feet. The wash-down system further includes sensors to detect the presence of the person on the staircase and a controller to regulate the flow of water to the nozzles, based on signals from the nozzles, for automatic washing of the person's feet when the person is standing on one of the steps of the staircase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Ryon De Jesus
  • Patent number: 10946395
    Abstract: A shower head includes a spinning disk, which includes a fluid inlet, an upper plate coupled to the fluid inlet at the center of the upper plate, a lower plate coupled to the upper plate to form a perimeter edge of the spinning disk, at least two side spin ports on the perimeter edge, each side spin port is configured to project the fluid at a fluid projection angle relative to the perimeter edge and not perpendicular to the perimeter edge at such side spin port, and a plurality of fluid outlets on the lower plate configured to allow the fluid to flow out of the spinning disk, wherein the spinning disk is configured to spin when the fluid is projected from the at least two side pin ports while the fluid also flows out of the spinning disk from the fluid outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin J. Medeiros
  • Patent number: 10945059
    Abstract: A shower assembly. 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 housing providing an outlet, the 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 second device and the shower device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth Scott Hanna, Michael James Soetaert, Keith Scott Ruh, William Clement Kuru
  • Patent number: 10913084
    Abstract: An electronic showerhead device for automatically controlling water flow includes a showerhead body, a presence detector located within the showerhead body, a first water channel providing a primary water stream exiting the showerhead body, and a second water channel providing a secondary water stream exiting the showerhead body. Turning on a main water valve turns on the second water channel, while the first water channel remains off. Interruption of the presence interrogation beam area by a person or an object turns on the first water channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: OASENSE
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Tang, Kuan-Teh Li, Natalie Rowan, Evan Schneider
  • Patent number: 10898908
    Abstract: This invention provides a spray head (110b) for a shower comprising a spray plate (124) having an apertured portion (124a) and an actuator portion (124b). The apertured portion has (124a) apertures (126) therein. The actuator portion (124b) is configured to be actuated by a user to change a spray pattern provided by the apertures of the apertured portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Gary Kington, Simon Browning
  • Patent number: 10881252
    Abstract: Versatile personal sprayers positioned on or in a floor or ground spray fluid upward in a variety of permanent and portable environments and installations, such as a portable or fixed bidet, spray toy and shower floor. A versatile personal fluid spraying device has a spray chamber and may be combined with a drain chamber. Multiple sets of spray patterns may variously spray upward and angled, e.g., to the front and back locations between the legs of a user above the spray device. A drain feature permits a versatile personal sprayer to drain the same fluid it sprays regardless whether it is fixedly or portably installed. Drain features include one or more of a narrowing shape allowing side drainage, an elevating shape allowing underside draining and an integrated drain chamber allowing flow through drainage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Shawn Veurink, Stacey Schaefer, Tracy Parris
  • Patent number: 10801194
    Abstract: A drying sweep/squeegee to remove excess water from a hose in a shower and an in-wall drip pan to catch the excess water so removes as the hose passes through the drying sweep/squeegee. The in-wall drip pan has a bottom incline that is pitched and terminates at an edge, which edge aligns with a slit in a trim plate so that the water flow is down the incline of the in-wall drip pan and into and through the slit in the trim plate. The trim plate has a hollow interior into which is fitted the drying-sweep/squeegee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kathleen Mary Meehan, Clifford William Mollo
  • Patent number: 10751745
    Abstract: A method of measuring a nozzle deflection at the time of jetting is provided. The method includes rotating a nozzle; inserting a spout of the nozzle into a container through an opening of the container; ejecting liquid from the nozzle inside the container; and measuring a nozzle deflection outside the container while the nozzle is rotating and ejecting the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Kawamori, Toyoaki Mitsue, Tomio Sawasaki
  • Patent number: 10753074
    Abstract: A lavatory for a vehicle includes a housing that is accessible through an access opening, and a washing apparatus for washing feet. The washing apparatus includes a water supply device and a water removal device. The washing apparatus also includes a depression, with which the water removal device is couplable and which is positionable underneath the water supply device. The depression has a use height, which is 700 mm at a maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Axel Voetter
  • Patent number: 10695786
    Abstract: A hand-held shower head system configured to dispense a fluid is disclosed. The hand-held shower head system may include a housing configured to be secured to a surface. Further, the hand-held shower system may include a shower head configured to be detachably mounted on the housing. Further, the hand-held shower system may include a plurality of hoses connected to the shower head. Further, a plurality of first openings of the plurality of hoses may be configured to be connected to a plurality of fluid supply lines. Further, the hand-held shower system may include a retracting mechanism coupled to the shower head and the housing. Further, the retracting mechanism may be configured to allow the shower head to be retracted back to the housing once the user releases the shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Carlos Mercado
  • Patent number: 10660429
    Abstract: A handheld, therapeutic cleansing system includes a cleansing implement, for example a brush or pumice stone, magnetically coupled to a cleansing device. The cleansing device may include an elongated handle and a head portion extending from an end of the handle. The cleansing device may include a plurality of nozzles positioned around a perimeter of the head portion. The cleansing device may define an annular fluid path in fluid communication with the plurality of nozzles to supply fluid to the nozzles. The cleansing device may include a first magnetic material positioned radially inward of the annular fluid path. The cleansing implement may be magnetically coupled to the head portion of the cleansing device. The cleansing implement may include a second magnetic material that is magnetically attracted to the first magnetic material to couple the cleansing implement to the head portion of the cleansing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Quinn, Craig P. Rogers, Eric Summers
  • Patent number: 10561281
    Abstract: A convenient control device applied to an energy-saving shower device includes a shower rod, a water diverter, and an operating mechanism. The water diverter is connected to the upper end of the shower rod. The operating mechanism is connected to the lower end of the shower rod. The operating mechanism is linked with a valve core of the water diverter through a linking member located in the shower rod. The operating mechanism can control the water diverter to switch the waterway. It is convenient for users of different heights to switch different spray modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN EASO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haitao Lu, Yuebin Yang, Zhen Li, Ximin Chen
  • Patent number: 10555643
    Abstract: A humanized control device applied to a health shower device includes a shower rod, a water diverter, and an operating mechanism. The water diverter is connected to the upper end of the shower rod. The operating mechanism is connected to the lower end of the shower rod. The operating mechanism is linked with a valve core of the water diverter through a linking member located in the shower rod. The operating mechanism can control the water diverter to switch the waterway. It is convenient for users of different heights to switch different spray modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN EASO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haitao Lu, Yuebin Yang, Zhen Li, Ximin Chen
  • Patent number: 10533309
    Abstract: An example shower assembly includes a base having a base front face defining a recess and a moveable shower having a head portion and a handle extending from the head portion along a vertical axis. The head portion has a head front face with a first plurality of spray apertures and a rear portion receivable within the recess such that the head front face protrudes outwardly of the base front face. At least one magnet is associated with at least one of the base and the moveable shower and a member is associated with the other of the base and the moveable shower, and wherein the at least one magnet attracts the member to hold the moveable shower relative to the base. A grip is associated with the base, wherein the grip receives a portion of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Daniel S. Genord, Michael A. Miller, Dominic J. Daunter, Julian Giggs, Victor Hoernig, Charles Patterson
  • Patent number: 10422113
    Abstract: An assembly for a shower system having first and second shower members and connectable to a water supply with a supply pipe having a pipe outlet. The assembly includes an adjustable supply assembly and a diverter valve. The adjustable supply assembly includes an adapter coupleable to the pipe outlet, a supply member having a supply outlet and coupled to the adapter for movement along the axis, and a seal positioned to provide a sealed connection in adjusted positions. The diverter valve includes a valve inlet in fluid communication with the supply outlet, and first and second valve outlets in fluid communication with the first and second shower members, respectively. The shower system is mounted in an enclosure having a wall. The adapter connects to the pipe outlet on one side of the wall, and the diverter valve is located on another side of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventor: John M. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10398620
    Abstract: In a water jet massaging apparatus having a tub which is covered by a flexible elastic support sheet or foil for supporting a patient and a nozzle carriage with a nozzle and carriage drive arrangement disposed in the tub below the support sheet or foil for directing a water jet onto the support sheet, a rigid or at least non-elastic support element is disposed between the flexible elastic support sheet or foil and the nozzle carriage at a distance from the flexible elastic support sheet or foil so as to prevent the flexible elastic support sheet to come into contact with the nozzle carriage and the carriage drive arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: UNBESCHEIDEN GMBH
    Inventors: Heinrich Unbescheiden, Mark Unbescheiden
  • Patent number: 10357420
    Abstract: In a nozzle carrier drive for water let massaging apparatus a nozzle carriage which is movable along a guide track in the longitudinal direction of a tub of the water massaging apparatus and on which a nozzle for emitting a massaging water jet is disposed, a nozzle carriage drive arrangement is provided for independently moving the massaging water jet in the longitudinal and transverse directions of the tub by drive motors which are arranged outside the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: UNBESCHEIDEN GMBH
    Inventors: Heinrich Unbescheiden, Mark Unbescheiden
  • Patent number: 10342389
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for integrated emergency wash systems. Various embodiments pertain to integrated shower and eyewash emergency wash systems, including those that are particularly space efficient. Other embodiments pertain to emergency shower nozzles that provide sprayed water in sheets, especially a cylindrical sheet that generally describes the perimeter of the shower spray area, providing the user a significantly quicker removal of contaminant material during a shower. Still further embodiments pertain to improved flushing systems, especially flushing systems adapted for the space efficient, low flow integrated systems described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Magarl, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Eveleigh, Thomas R. Baker, Cameron West, Carl Eveleigh
  • 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