With Self-contained Water Supply Patents (Class 4/616)
  • Patent number: 10202745
    Abstract: A system for mounting a sink under a countertop including one or more flexible supports and anchors to secure a sink wherein sealant may not be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Peay
  • Patent number: 9706885
    Abstract: A water dispenser for personal hygiene includes an upper cover member, a lower cover member, and a compressible member disposed between the upper cover member and the lower cover member. The upper cover member has a first opening for receiving water and a second opening for discharging water. The water dispenser also includes a telescoping tower disposed within the compressible member between the upper cover member and the lower cover member. The telescoping tower includes a plurality of tiers, with each of the plurality of tiers having a plurality of openings. A hose is releasably coupled to the water dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Shayma S. J. M. Alhuraibi
  • Patent number: 8881998
    Abstract: A portable misting trailer system for preventing bodies from overheating and regulating body temperature, having a trailer frame with a first and second side bar secured to a portable trailer base, a plurality of arched tubes having a first and second end, the first end of each tube attaches to the first side bar, the second end of each tube attaches to the second side bar, a plurality of misting heads on the arched tubes fluidly connected thereto, a water system within the trailer frame having a storage tank fluidly connected to a water pump that is operatively connected to a power source which is operatively connected to an on-off switch, whereupon turning on the on-off switch activates the pump to pump water from the water tank into the plurality of the arched tubes, whereupon water would exit the arched tubes via the misting heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Sinkfield, C. Brian Hart
  • Publication number: 20140252104
    Abstract: A portable, self-pressurizing sprayer or shower system includes a pressure container within a tank. Pressurized fluid, such as water from a residential water tap, is fluidly connected to the pressure container to fill and pressurize the system with the fluid. The sprayer system is then disconnected from the pressurized fluid source and transported to a remote location. A tube is then fluidly connected to the pressure container and the pressurized fluid is released through the tube to provide a portable sprayer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: OutSol Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Jackson Crawford
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130289501
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field skin treatment, in particular and deep pore cleansing and delivery of benefit agents deep inside the pores. The invention further relates to air-water jet devices for providing said skin treatment. Accordingly it is an object of the invention to provide for a device and process for deep pore skin cleansing, especially, a process for skin cleansing using reduced amounts of water. We have found that a skin cleaning device comprising an air-water jet, wherein the air and water are mixed outside the nozzle(s), provides improved cleansing of skin, including deep poor cleansing, with low usage of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Arpita Bhattacharya, Sudipta Ghosh Dastidar, Alagirisamy Nethaji, Rudra Saurabh Shresth, Narayanan Subrahmaniam
  • Publication number: 20130284762
    Abstract: A wearable snack and beverage storing and dispensing and body cooling and heating container, generally configured, in its preferred embodiment in a spiral design, formed tubing, having a central reservoir with spiral tubing integrally extending therefrom, having a filling area at one end, with a dispensing valve at its opposite end. The device is shaped and contains inherent memory to fit directly upon the head of the user. Alternative embodiments include a flapped and fingered wrap that fits upon the head, and other embodiments include spiral tubing that may fit upon the wrist, arm, leg, or other body parts. Various other novelty items and accessories may be applied to the reservoir and its tube shaped member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Patrick J. Voss
  • Patent number: 8371825
    Abstract: A retrofit kit for an emergency eyewash station and method of retrofitting a plumbed emergency eyewash station is disclosed. The kit includes a sterile eyewash fluid source. A pump assembly having an input port and an output port is also included. The input port is configured to connect to a dispensing structure of a plumbed eyewash station and the output port is configured to connect to the sterile eyewash fluid source. A drive assembly is configured to drive the pump assembly to draw sterile eyewash fluid from the sterile eyewash fluid source and discharge it through the dispensing structure of the plumbed eyewash station. The eyewash fluid discharged from the dispensing structure is configured to drain through a discharge of the plumbed eyewash station and away from the plumbed eyewash station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sperian Eye & Face Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Devinat, David J. Copeland, Michael C. Pereira
  • Patent number: 8239981
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass or glass-ceramic washbasin. The inventive washbasin is characterized in that it essentially comprises at least one part (1) which forms a water receptacle and which is made from glass or glass-ceramic and at least one part (2) which prevents the water from flowing from the first part (1). In addition, the assembly is provided with a water drain hole (3). The aforementioned first part (1) is equipped with a groove (2?) for receiving the lower edge of the second part (2) and said two parts (1 and 2) are assembled by means of a glue that is injected into the base of the groove (2?) prior to assembly. The invention is particularly suitable for household equipment, such as washbasins that are made from glass or glass-ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Schott VTF
    Inventors: Bertrand Epp, Serge DeZorzi
  • Patent number: 8104112
    Abstract: A portable solar shower includes two detachable water reservoirs. One of the reservoirs may be coupled to a water source and includes a diverter valve regulating the flow and temperature of water spayed by a shower head, and the other reservoir has a port for coupling to the shower head. When the solar shower is not in use, the reservoirs may be separated from one another to form a compact package adapted for storage or transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventors: Jyh-Hsin Tsai, Huai-Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20100058532
    Abstract: A portable solar shower includes two detachable water reservoirs. One of the reservoirs may be coupled to a water source and includes a diverter valve regulating the flow and temperature of water spayed by a shower head, and the other reservoir has a port for coupling to the shower head. When the solar shower is not in use, the reservoirs may be separated from one another to form a compact package adapted for storage or transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: Bridging China International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jyh-Hsin Tsai, Huai-Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20090199334
    Abstract: The invention teaches a device for deep skin cleansing. The device includes a dispenser, with one or more outlets, for dispensing a beam or beams of high-pressured water, a switch or button for controlling release of the high-pressured water beam, and a source for providing high-pressured water such as a pre-filled canister or a powered pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Leon Emmanuel Jew, Sydney Furan Huang
  • Patent number: 7490373
    Abstract: A shower having a water saving system, which comprises a deviation device defining two trajectories of flow of the water coming from the conventional pipe, a tank for storing the water that exits when opening the handles controlling the discharge of water of the shower so that said deviation device deviates the “first” water towards said tank; and a venturi tube placed in fluid communication between said deviation device and the shower outlet, said venturi tube including a conduit extending inside said tank for connection with a hose to allow the water contained in said tank to re-enter into the conventional pipe to be discharged towards the shower outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Juan Pablo Zavala-Avelar
  • Patent number: 7458523
    Abstract: A foam-dispensing faucet for dispensing a quantity of foam soap and separately dispensing a flow of water according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a faucet body having a dispensing opening, water supply means integrated into the faucet body for delivering water to the foam-dispensing faucet, liquid soap means integrated into the faucet body for delivering liquid soap to the foam-dispensing faucet, air supply means integrated into the faucet body for delivering air to the foam-dispensing faucet, the interior of the faucet body being configured for processing liquid soap from the liquid soap means and air from the air supply means into a foam soap, and control means for timing and sequencing the dispensing of water and foam soap from the foam-dispensing faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: William J. Hyslop
  • Patent number: 6976279
    Abstract: A portable stand alone treatment station for eyes which have been exposed to corrosive liquids, noxious gases and foreign objects. An eye washing fluid reservoir and one or more applicators are mounted on a two-wheel cart. The eye washing fluid in the reservoir is stored under pressure to discharge the eye washing fluid from the applicator when a resiliently biased valve is opened. The tank is pressurized by a hand pump mounted in the tank or through a valve in a wall of the tank. The portability of the station allows it to be relocated on an as needed basis or to be transported to an injured person and carried in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Berke-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Berke, Charles T. Michael, Alex Rhodes
  • Patent number: 6402776
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus for inducing deep physical and mental relaxation, consisting of a housing containing both a collector (4) and a reservoir (5) wherein are housed a pump (1) and a thermostat heater (2). The liquid contained in the reservoir can be maintained at constant temperature and pumped by a tube (6) to flow onto the patient's forehead whose head rests on the collector. The invention also concerns two other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Bertrand Martin
  • Patent number: 6257259
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a multipurpose frame for use with a top mounted vehicle rack wherein the frame telescopingly attaches to the rack. As such, the frame is laterally extensible from the side of the vehicle and may be used to support a canopy, shower or serve as a clothes line or rain catch. A canopy may be attached at the outside ends of a plurality of extensions attached to the frame. The extensions may be removably attachable at the mounting portions of the frame of the present invention. In this fashion the canopy is sturdily supported by the extensions and can provide shade and protection from the elements to one who remains beneath it. Side walls may be attached to the frame to provide additional protection as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: Kenneth Ardouin
  • 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: 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: 5681297
    Abstract: A device for disposing excrement, comprising a diaper cup (1) having a main body (101) for encompassing a human body's hip and buttocks, a washing water sending hose (105) connected to the main body (101) for passing washing water to an interior of the diaper cup (1), and a human waste sucking hose (104) connected to the main body (101) for sucking washing water and waste from the interior of the diaper cup (1). A front cover (103) is mounted to the main body (101) of the diaper cup (1) through bellows joints (102) so that the front cover (103) can be freely bent. A sensor coupler (107) is electrically connected to a bowel movement perceiving sensor (109) mounted to the main body (101) of the diaper cup (1). The washing water sending hose (105), human waste sucking hose (104), and sensor coupler (107) are bundled together into a single hose unit (123) to facilitate attachment and removal of the hoses and sensor coupler from the main body (101) of the diaper cup (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Niles Parts Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Hashimoto, Kimio Sato
  • Patent number: 5251344
    Abstract: A tank for a sterile, portable, self-contained shower having an elongated tank body which has an end opening and containing a washing liquid within a single sterile pocket and which is sealingly connected to an outlet opening of the tank and including a carriage with a propulsive compressed gas which is releasable outside of the cartridge. The sterile pocket is elongated with a generally circular cross section and which has a length preferably several times longer than the length of the elongated tank body. The sterile pocket extends in a zig-zag pattern inside of the tank. A tube extends inside of the sterile pocket over a substantial portion of its length and is connected with an outlet opening from the pocket which connects with the outlet opening of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Prevor International
    Inventor: Joel Blomet
  • 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: 4964399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an automatic curative hydromassage apparatus, comprising a sliding carriage which is reciprocately driven in a vertical direction and supports a delivery nozzle duct formed in a closed loop and encompassing the user, a pump being moreover provided arranged in a tank and supplying the delivery nozzle duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Inventor: Maria Faimali
  • 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: 4784652
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable, handheld eyewash dispenser for discharging an eyewash liquid. The eyewash dispenser includes a housing and an expandable rubber bladder mounted in the housing. The housing and the rubber bladder conjointly define a chamber for accommodating the eyewash liquid therein. A propellant cartridge containing a propellant under pressure is mounted in the rubber bladder. A pressure valve responsive to a predetermined pressure of the eyewash liquid is mounted in the housing. A release mechanism is provided for acting on the propellant cartridge for discharging the propellant therefrom to inflate and expand the bladder thereby imparting pressure to the eyewash liquid causing the latter to be expressed through a nozzle. The housing is configured to permit the user to comfortably grasp the dispenser in one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Fagersta EL & Diesel AB
    Inventor: Jan Wikstrom
  • Patent number: 4769863
    Abstract: A portable hand wash unit is comprised of a tank having a dispenser housing hinged to the upper portion of the tank. The dispenser housing is shaped to define a pair of wash basins, each having a water outlet connected in continuous communication with a metering receptacle and each basin having a soap dispenser pump connected in communicating relation with a soap reservoir. Each wash basin is provided with a manual water pump which pumps clear water from a bag of water within the tank through the inlet of each metering receptacle. The inlet for each metering receptacle has a cross-sectional size approximately twice the cross-sectional size of the water outlet, thereby allowing a user the time needed to wash his hands after the user has finished operation of the water pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Assignee: Satellite Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Duane T. Tegg, Perry M. Domaas, Michael A. Holm
  • 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: 4364133
    Abstract: A combination camper door for a camper vehicle, such as a camper shelf or pickup trucks and the like, wherein the camper door is manufactured in such manner as to define a holding tank for water. The camper door is pivotal from a substantially vertical orientation when closed to a substantially horizontal orientation when open. The camper door is provided with a valve controlled shower fitting which extends downwardly in the open position of the door and is interconnected with the water tank so that a person standing beneath the open camper door may manipulate the shower valve and drain water from the holding tank through the shower nozzle for the purpose of taking a shower bath. The camper door is provided with a fill opening interconnected with the water holding tank which is located in the upper portion of the tank in both the open and closed positions of the door, enabling filling of the water holding tank regardless of the position of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Inventor: Barbara A. Gunter
  • Patent number: 4348777
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a portable shower particularly adapted for use at construction sites, campgrounds, industrial plants, truck and auto service stations and the like in which persons can conveniently and efficiently shower, the module including first, second and third compartments within which a person can respectively disrobe, shower and dress, first through third doors for respectively entering the first through third compartments and a fourth door for exiting the third compartment, first through fourth locks associated with the first through fourth doors, a conveyor for conveying clothes placed upon the same in the first compartment to the third compartment, and a control mechanism for operating the conveyor means to move the clothing from the first compartment to the third compartment generally in synchronism with the movement of the person from the first to the third compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1982
    Inventor: Guy E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 4340981
    Abstract: A bathing device (10) comprises a cabinet having an upper part (11) with an access opening (56) and a seat within the cabinet on which a person can sit, means (59) at least substantially to close the opening (56), means providing an aperture through which the head of the person can project, and a lower casing part (12) containing a reservoir (17) for water, a heating element (30), means (34) to supply water from the reservoir to the heating element (30) to generate steam, means to supply water from the reservoir (17) to the interior of the cabinet to wash a person, a holding tank (18) for used water, and means to collect the used water and deliver it to the holding tank (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Portasauna Limited
    Inventor: Paul Vanags
  • 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