Wash Receptacles Patents (Class 4/619)
  • Patent number: 10113739
    Abstract: A connector for an electronic faucet including a light source. The connector includes a socket and is configured to distinguish between an electrically conductive plug and an electrically non-conductive plug for controlling activation of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventor: Randy L. Schneider, II
  • Patent number: 9932726
    Abstract: A fast installation structure on a faucet table, comprising: a table plane and a bottom seat. The bottom seat is disposed on the table plane, and is used to install a faucet, including: a connection tube; a lock tight device, disposed and screwed around the connection tube; and at least two position holding block, disposed at a lower portion of the connection tube, and are repulsive to each other magnetically. The lock tight device is a lock tight ring or a lock tight screw. The outer threads are provided on the connection tube, while inner threads are provided on the lock tight ring, such that the lock tight ring and the connection tube are connected through threading. At least two installation slots are disposed symmetrically at a lower portion of the connection tube, for receiving the position holding blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: XIAMEN RUNNER INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jian-Yi Song, Jun-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9889067
    Abstract: An integrated columnar structure is connected to hot and cold water supplies. On the structure is separately mounted on eyewash and faucet. In an alternative embodiment a water bubbler can be substituted for the eyewash. Water passageways within the columnar structure separately supply the appropriate temperature water to the faucet and eyewash/bubbler. Valving mounted on the columnar structure, preferably with an angle oriented at an acute angle to the axis of the column, controls the temperature of water supplied to the faucet. Cold, or slightly tempered, water is supplied to the eyewash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Speakman Company
    Inventors: Charles J. Novak, Jeffrey B. Harwanko
  • Patent number: 9642505
    Abstract: A lavatory system including a countertop and a first hand washing station is provided. The first hand washing station includes a basin supported by the countertop and a faucet supported by the countertop. The lavatory system also includes a hand dryer including a housing supported by the countertop. The housing defines a cavity in which a user's hands are inserted during drying, and a motor configured to generate blown air which is supplied to the cavity. The housing is located such that the user's hands may be inserted into the cavity without the user leaving the first hand washing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: Graeme S. Bayley, Mark A. Figurski, Timothy E. Perrin, John M. Loberger, Jason M. Renner, Kevin M. Kohlwey, Jon A. Dommisse, Thomas E. Pelt
  • Patent number: 9585522
    Abstract: A portable hand washing station including a wheeled cart for traversing a variety of terrain, a hinged lid, a reservoir for storing fluid therein, and a spigot on a front side of the cart for dispensing liquid, such as water or sanitizing fluid, from the reservoir. At least one solar panel with at least one rechargeable battery is provided along with at least one universal serial bus (USB) port for charging items such as a cell phone. At least one wireless speaker is disposed on the cart. A handle having a cross-member, which doubles as a paper towel holder, is disposed on the outer wall of the lid. A telescopic dowel, which slidingly engages the cross-member, serves as a light holder. Outer storage pouches are disposed on the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Tyrone Brown, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9534364
    Abstract: A combined washing/drying station for a washroom comprising a water outlet for discharging water to wash a user's hands connected to a mains water supply and an air outlet for discharging airflow to dry a user's hands. The airflow is generated by a blower module connected to a mains electricity supply via a connector unit hard-wired to the electrical mains. The blower module comprises an electrical connector which connects to an electrical connector on the connector unit to allow modular replacement of the blower module. Connection to the mains water supply is via the same or an additional connector unit plumbed into the water mains. A flow-control valve is provided on the respective connector unit for isolating the water mains at the connector unit. An inlet port of the valve is connected to the water mains and an outlet port of the valve is connected to the water outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Marcus Lee Hartley, Thomas Andrew Weston
  • Patent number: 9443062
    Abstract: A system and method for disabling or enabling automated dispensers based upon data received by a server or a control unit. In one embodiment, the system disables automated dispensers in a room of a medical facility based upon health condition data of a patient resident in the room. In another embodiment, the system enables automated dispensers upon receipt of data identifying user types authorized to use the dispenser that are associated with wearable tags in proximity to the dispensers. In still another embodiment, the system controls the order in which automated dispensers are enabled in order to facilitate compliance with workflow procedures for a facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Proventix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Avery Dallas Long, Harvey Allen Nix, Erin Melisa Snow, Sean Michael Kelly
  • Patent number: 9066846
    Abstract: A control column for Turkish bath internally houses a steam generator and a touch-screen control panel that can be activated by the user through contact with a front wall of the control column, has a housing for a collection container, and is provided with a hydraulic circuit that is connected to the mains water supply and extends through the control column to supply water into said collection container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: MAC S.r.l.
    Inventors: Marco Borghetti, Luigi Mandolini
  • Publication number: 20150135427
    Abstract: A basin manufactured from a solid slab of stone having a depth of multiple times the thickness of the original slab, which may match the naturally occurring patterns of said slab when used as a countertop, and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Casey
  • Patent number: 9009882
    Abstract: A sink is described herein which includes a basin including an upper rim having a back portion, and an interior surface having a sloped surface portion and a bottom surface portion, wherein the sloped surface portion extends from the back portion of the upper rim into the bottom surface portion; a faucet member extending upwardly from an upper portion of the sloped surface; and a drain opening extending through the bottom surface portion, wherein the faucet member is positioned such that liquid from the faucet member flows onto the sloped surface portion into the bottom surface portion and into the drain opening. A method for preventing splashing of a liquid from a sink is also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: AS IP Holdco, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Christophe Bucher
  • Patent number: 9003577
    Abstract: Ligature-resistant lavatory assembly incorporating a ligature-resistant adjustable faucet and valve, particularly suitable for use in behavioral health, psychiatric facilities, or prisons. The ligature-resistant adjustable faucet control includes a fixable seating element and a control knob at least partially rotatable received in the seating element. The control knob is connected to a mixing valve so that rotation of said control knob controls the mixing valve and, in turn, adjusts the temperature of water dispensed from the faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Laurence D. Kopp, Edward J. Kopp, Christopher L. Kopp
  • Patent number: 8967168
    Abstract: A sink insert for cleaning a medical device having a lumen, such as an endoscope, includes a basin and a pump connected to the basin. The basin is shaped to fit into a sink, and has lip portions on its side walls shaped to extend outwardly to overlap side walls of the sink. The basin includes a drain formed in its floor; an additive reservoir integrally formed as a depression in its floor; additive fill lines defining pre-calibrated volume measurement areas for measurement of additives in the reservoir; a thermometer; and basin fill lines on its side walls defining pre-calibrated volume measurement areas for measurement of cleaning liquid filled into the basin. The pump includes inlet and outlet tubes for drawing cleaning liquid from the basin into the pump, and for pressurized output of the cleaning liquid from the pump to the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Pure Processing LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Leonard Gusanders
  • Patent number: 8950019
    Abstract: A lavatory system is disclosed including one or more integrated hand washing stations. Each hand washing station includes a basin, a faucet, a solenoid valve configured to control water flow to the faucet, and an electric hand dryer located adjacent the basin and the faucet so that the user of the washing station may use the faucet and the electric hand dryer without leaving the washing station. The electric hand dryer preferably includes an outlet to direct air across the associated basin so that any water that drips from the user's hands fall within the basin. A control system may be provided to control activation of the fixtures such as the solenoid valve, the electric hand dryer, and/or soap dispenser. The control system may be configured to inhibit simultaneous activation of the solenoid valve and the hand dryer. A photovoltaic system may be provided to provide power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Loberger, Jason M. Renner, Jeffery S. Jaworski, Mark A. Thielke, Mark A. Meyer, Kevin M. Kohlwey, Douglas Carpiaux, Daniel J. De Lay, Glenn T. Walters, Richard Walters, Jon W. Hauser, II
  • Publication number: 20150000031
    Abstract: A self-rimming sink is provided. The self-rimming sink includes a basin and a rim extending outwardly from an upper end of the basin in a relatively horizontal orientation. The rim is configured to be placed on top of a countertop for supporting the sink. The self-rimming sink also includes an apron coupled to the rim and defining a front portion of the sink. The apron has a front surface extending vertically below the rim and laterally between a first side surface and an opposite second side surface. The first and second side surfaces each having a front vertical lip that extends laterally to an outer periphery of the rim and a rear side wall portion. The rear side wall portion is recessed relative to the front vertical lip and the outer periphery of the rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 8918927
    Abstract: A multiple piece shower stall assembly including a base and at least one wall section for mounting on the base. The base and the wall section each include a plurality of corresponding sidewalls. An interface between the base and the wall section includes a first ledge extending outwardly from the base sidewalls, a second ledge extending outwardly from the wall section sidewalls, and a plurality of connectors configured to join the first ledge and the second ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Oasis Lifestyle, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8898828
    Abstract: Food preparation sinks are disclosed which have an integral raised work area that is rinsed by an automatic system. Food waste or the like present in that area can be washed into a sump above a drain, and the weight of the waste and water in the sump is enough to automatically drive them through a baffle to a garbage disposal, without requiring the baffle to be manually opened. An automatic controller system coordinates water flow and garbage disposal operation, and the water supply can be linked to the sink below the sink rim to save counter top space. In some forms multiple rinsing nozzles are provided which pulse in altering fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Steven R. Aykens, Shawn J. Booth, Thomas J. Bostedt, Jonathan P. Loeck
  • Publication number: 20140333189
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for creating a realistic granite or other pattern on a substrate, such as a sink, bath, or piece of furniture. The apparatus and method may use gelcoat to create a regular or irregular pattern. The apparatus may use pressurized air or gear pumps to pump paint from tanks to a spraying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Abraham Tanus
  • Patent number: 8844070
    Abstract: A self-rimming sink is provided. The self-rimming sink includes a basin and a rim extending outwardly from an upper end of the basin in a relatively horizontal orientation. The rim is configured to be placed on top of a countertop for supporting the sink. The self-rimming sink also includes an apron coupled to the rim and defining a front portion of the sink. The apron has a front surface extending vertically below the rim and laterally between a first side surface and an opposite second side surface. The first and second side surfaces each having a front vertical lip that extends laterally to an outer periphery of the rim and a rear side wall portion. The rear side wall portion is recessed relative to the front vertical lip and the outer periphery of the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 8839468
    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: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Haws Corporation
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, Ian T. Roberts, Joshua D. Linn
  • Patent number: 8794577
    Abstract: A system for mounting a sink to the under-side of a countertop, the sink having a bowl and a laterally extending flange emanating from the bowl, comprising: a pair of rigid side mounting rails adapted to engage the underside of the flange and adapted to engage a side wall of a cabinet on which the countertop is mounted; the side mounted rails being ā€œLā€ shaped and each having a plurality of openings spaced along the length of the side mounting rails, the openings being adapted to engage a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of threaded bolts; a rigid front mounting rail adapted to engage the underside of the flange and adapted to engaged the front wall of a cabinet on which the countertop is mounted; the front mounted rail being ā€œLā€ shaped and having a plurality of openings spaced along the length of the side mounting rails, the openings being adapted to engage a plurality of fasteners and a plurality of threaded bolts; the plurality of threaded bolts is adapted to engage the plurality of openings in the si
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Vito Laera
  • Patent number: 8763173
    Abstract: Stainless steel sinks are disclosed which have a chrome surface coating layer. In one highly preferred form the layer is electroplated in a non-uniform manner such that high wear areas automatically receive an extra thickness of the chrome. The layer improves stain resistance and scratch resistance well beyond what conventional chromium mixed throughout the stainless steel itself will do. Processes for applying the layer are also described, as are the effects of different brushing finishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Nathan F. Tortorella, Christopher T. Wagner
  • 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: 8701223
    Abstract: A sink mountable to an underside of a counter, an assembly including this sink, a method installing this sink, and a method of manufacturing this sink are disclosed. The sink includes at least one basin with a rim extending generally outwardly from an upper boundary of the basin. The rim includes at least one channel recessed relative to an upper surface of the rim. Among other things, this channel may strengthen and inhibit warping of the rim as well as be configured to neatly receive a sealant during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Jason R. Miller, Niels J. Eilmus
  • Publication number: 20140087187
    Abstract: Cultured stone materials, and products including the same, have a plastic component and particulate calcium sulfate filler, which may be a calcium sulfate filler in the form of calcium sulfate dihydrate filler that provides fire retardancy, and the filer provides other processing and product benefits. The cultured stone materials may be made by converting a mixture of a plastic component and particulate calcium sulfate filler to a rigid shaped form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: AMERICAN SELENITE, LLC
    Inventor: George C. Hawley
  • Patent number: 8499375
    Abstract: A washbasin includes: a washbasin body having a water containing space and comprising an insertion hole formed in a front surface thereof in a downward inclined direction and a drain hole formed on the bottom surface thereof; a water supply nozzle projected toward the water containing space through the insertion hole from a rear end of the washbasin body, wherein the projected portion of the water supply nozzle is rotated in a direction desired by a user so as to control a water supply direction and a water supply amount; a cold/hot water supply valve buried in a one-side edge of the washbasin body and coupled to the water supply nozzle through a pipe; and a cold/hot selection level installed on the top surface of the cold/hot water supply valve and selectively supplying cold/hot water to the water supply nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Suk-Jin Kim, Hyun-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8468618
    Abstract: A device that can be inserted into a sink to collect water for reuse, the device comprising a water tight body portion adapted to hold water, a drain opening to enable water to be drained from the device, closure means to enable the drain to be closed when not required, and means to hold the device generally within the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Ian Maxwell Alexander
  • Patent number: 8418281
    Abstract: An under counter mount sink sealing surface and method of making that provides a watertight interface between an under counter mount sink and a laminate counter as well as a simplified and more dimensionally accurate method of field installing the sink below the counter. The water impervious seal is tightly chemically bonded to the cutout lip of the laminate as well as to the entire area on the bottom face of the laminate countertop that contacts the entire profile of the top face of the under counter mount sink. The seal also aligns the sink into the correct location and contacts the entire surface of the as it is deck aligned or completely parallel to the sink top flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Undermount LLC
    Inventor: John Norman Sutter
  • Publication number: 20130061389
    Abstract: A sink having a metallic material with at least one basin, preferably first and second basins, as well as with an edge section encompassing the at least one basin, which is embodied as a flat edge for a flat resting or flush assembly to a countertop. The at least one basin is produced in one piece with the remaining sink (1) by deformation by drawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: FRANKE TECHNOLOGY AND TRADEMARK LTD.
    Inventor: Rudolf Huber
  • Publication number: 20130007953
    Abstract: Providing: a molding material for a household plumbing equipment which has superior surface hardness as well as superior water resistance for use in the household plumbing equipment inherent from a polymethyl methacrylate resin, and yet has improved solvent resistance; and a household plumbing equipment fabricated using the molding material. The molding material for a household plumbing equipment is characterized by containing a thermoplastic resin comprising the polymethyl methacrylate resin and a polytrimethylene terephthalate resin in a mass ratio of 90:10-50:50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaya Niu, Kazumasa Rokushima
  • Publication number: 20120222210
    Abstract: A surgical irrigation basin is formed as a round bowl with outwardly flaring upwardly extending peripheral wall. A front cutout is formed in the peripheral wall, and a back cutout is formed in a back portion of the peripheral wall. The front cutout has greater depth than the back cutout. A wide resting ledge is formed along the front cutout to make it more comfortable for the patient. The upper edge of the peripheral wall portions is provided with outwardly extending and downwardly curving lips. Measuring indicia is formed on the inner surface of the peripheral wall to allow health care providers to determine the amount of liquid collected in the basin. A spigot is fitted into the peripheral wall for draining the irrigation fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Chris E. Wiggins
  • Publication number: 20120222212
    Abstract: A self-rimming sink is provided. The self-rimming sink includes a basin and a rim extending outwardly from an upper end of the basin in a relatively horizontal orientation. The rim is configured to be placed on top of a countertop for supporting the sink The self-rimming sink also includes an apron coupled to the rim and defining a front portion of the sink The apron has a front surface extending vertically below the rim and laterally between a first side surface and an opposite second side surface. The first and second side surfaces each having a front vertical lip that extends laterally to an outer periphery of the rim and a rear side wall portion. The rear side wall portion is recessed relative to the front vertical lip and the outer periphery of the rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Publication number: 20120222211
    Abstract: A sink is provided. The sink includes a basin having a first side wall, an opposite second side wall and a front wall. The sink also includes a rim supported at and extending outwardly from an upper end of the first and second side walls in a substantially horizontal orientation. The sink further includes an apron extending vertically below the rim and laterally between a first end and an opposite second end to define a front portion of the sink. The first end of the apron extends outwardly past the rim associated with the first side wall and the second end of the apron extends outwardly past the rim associated with the second side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Shawn J. Booth, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 8225437
    Abstract: The invention provides a mixing faucet system for an aircraft capable of minimizing as much as possible the size of the portion visible to the user, to thereby enhance the design flexibility of the wash basin and the lavatory including the wash basin. A mixing faucet system 1 for an aircraft comprises a discharge unit 2 of hot and cold water disposed on the wash basin in a lavatory of an aircraft, and a supply unit 3 separated from the discharge unit 2 and provided at a remote location from the wash basin for supplying to the discharge unit 2 through a hose 4 cold water and hot water either independently or in a mixed state. The discharge unit 2 is not equipped with a mixing function, and the supply unit 3 provided with the mixing function can be placed at a position remote from the discharge unit 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Jamco Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Kurita
  • Publication number: 20120151670
    Abstract: Food preparation sinks are disclosed which have an integral raised work area that is rinsed by an automatic system. Food waste or the like present in that area can be washed into a sump above a drain, and the weight of the waste and water in the sump is enough to automatically drive them through a baffle to a garbage disposal, without requiring the baffle to be manually opened. An automatic controller system coordinates water flow and garbage disposal operation, and the water supply can be linked to the sink below the sink rim to save counter top space. In some forms multiple rinsing nozzles are provided which pulse in altering fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Steven R. Aykens, Shawn J. Booth, Thomas J. Bostedt, Jonathan P. Loeck
  • Patent number: 8201288
    Abstract: A booth for automatic spray application of multiple liquids onto a human subject may include an HVLP nozzle including a nozzle tip, an air inlet port connected to an air pathway, a linear slide operably connected to a motor and to the HVLP nozzle, a plurality of check valves, and a controller, where the controller is operably connected to the motor and configured to cause the motor to move the HVLP nozzle vertically along at least a portion of the linear slide thereby adjusting the vertical position of the nozzle tip, where the controller is further configured to control an air source for causing air to flow through the air pathway, and where the controller is further configured to control one or more liquid sources for causing the first liquid associated with the first liquid inlet port from the multiple liquid inlet ports to flow through the first liquid inlet port from the multiple liquid inlet ports and the second liquid associated with the second liquid inlet port from the multiple liquid inlet ports to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Sunless, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Thomason, Nicholas J. Mastandrea
  • Publication number: 20120144580
    Abstract: A multi-layered basin including an interior layer with at least one sidewall enclosing an area for retaining a liquid. The sidewall has an external surface for contacting the liquid and an underlying surface. A liner is attached to the underlying surface to cover at least a portion of the underlying surface. The liner is vacuum formed against the underlying surface such that the liner at least partially conforms to the shape of the underlying surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Elkay Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Mark Lawson, Walter J. Moran
  • Patent number: 8181289
    Abstract: A lavatory system has a cabinet including a base, a basin and a head extending above the basin. A water outlet/sensor is mounted in the head. A water supply line is connected to the water outlet. A solenoid valve in the water supply line controls the flow of water through the water supply line. A circuit board sends electrical signals to the solenoid valve for opening and closing the valve upon receipt of indications from a sensor as to whether a user hands is present or not. The solenoid valve, shut off valve, circuit board and sensor are mounted in the head with a sloped surface towards the basin. A manual shutoff valve mounted in the head is included in the supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventors: Paul A. Schmitt, Richard A. Nortier, Mark Gutting-Kilzer, James C. Allen
  • Patent number: 8171579
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for mounting a glass or glass-ceramic vessel-style washbasin (1). The inventive device is characterised in that it essentially takes the form of an adapter (3) which is disposed between the lower face of the glass or glass-ceramic vessel-style washbasin and a support (2) at the drain hole (1?), said adapter (3) being connected to the lower face of the washbasin (1) with a layer of glue (6) or an adhesive and fixed to the support (2) by means of a flow element (4). The invention is particularly suitable for household equipment, in particular vessel-style washbasins and vessel-style washbasins that are made from glass or glass-ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Schott VTF
    Inventor: Bertrand Epp
  • Patent number: 8169325
    Abstract: An identification badge worn by an individual is sensed when that individual enters a lavatory area. The individual is also provided with an indicator device which is worn on or about the hands. Inside or in proximity to the lavatory, there is also provided a hand cleaning area, within which is a portable monitoring dispenser, which includes a pair of indicator readers that detect the presence of the indicator device and cause soap to be dispensed on the individual's hands, then provides an appropriate indication to a computer system. Should the badge sensor sense the individual's departure from the lavatory area without an appropriate indication being generated by the indicator readers, a warning signal is generated, which is sent to the computer system and to an appropriate officer, who can then address the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Vincent L. Verdiramo
  • Patent number: 8156580
    Abstract: A sink, basin, tub or shower fixture with a cutout of such sink, basin, tub or shower located at a point on the fixture behind which the fittings and connections for the faucets and other attachments that are attached to the fixture can be found. This cutout is normally occupied by a removable segment of the fixture and joined to the fixture in a watertight manner. Thus anyone examining or replacing the faucets or attachments will readily be able to reach the nuts and bolts securing the faucets to the fixture and not have to work from under the fixture or within the confines of an enclosing cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur J. Paone
  • Publication number: 20120084911
    Abstract: A washbasin includes: a washbasin body having a water containing space and comprising an insertion hole formed in a front surface thereof in a downward inclined direction and a drain hole formed on the bottom surface thereof; a water supply nozzle projected toward the water containing space through the insertion hole from a rear end of the washbasin body, wherein the projected portion of the water supply nozzle is rotated in a direction desired by a user so as to control a water supply direction and a water supply amount; a cold/hot water supply valve buried in a one-side edge of the washbasin body and coupled to the water supply nozzle through a pipe; and a cold/hot selection level installed on the top surface of the cold/hot water supply valve and selectively supplying cold/hot water to the water supply nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Suk-Jin KIM, Hyun-Soo Kim
  • Publication number: 20120073042
    Abstract: A method for producing a basin (1) integrated in a work plane, called the receiving plane (2), having an upper surface (2a) and a lower surface (2b), according to which method the receiving plane is pierced right through and an opening (3) adapted to receive the basin is formed, this receiving plane is installed in a mould (10) and the basin is moulded by injecting synthetic material directly onto the edge (3a) of the opening of the receiving plane. A receiving plane suitable for carrying out the method and a monobloc plane/basin assembly thus obtained are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: CHENE VERT
    Inventor: Benoit GALINIER
  • Patent number: 8117689
    Abstract: A wheeled cart is configured to removably carry a patient's personal wash basin. The cart includes a lid that covers the personal wash basin when the cart is moved from a bathroom to the patient so that liquid in the wash basin cannot splash out onto the floor if the cart strikes an obstruction. A flexible tube is provided for filling the basin from a sink. A drain pipe is provided to empty the wash basin without the need to lift the wash basin. A disposable thin personal wash basin having a funnel-shaped outlet may be used with the cart to minimize potential contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Shamirra Slayton
  • Patent number: 8099805
    Abstract: A sink and its installation are shown and described. A lip of the sink defines a continuous outer perimeter which is preferably received within a first inner perimeter of a portion of a countertop so that an upper surface of the countertop extends at or at an elevation above the upper surface of the lip. Preferably a slope leads from the upper surface of the countertop to an upper surface of the lip wherein water or food may be directed from the countertop into the sink. The sink preferably rests on a ledge of the countertop which has been machined or otherwise formed into the countertop. Furthermore, the outer perimeter of the lip of the sink preferably has no discontinuous points thereon wherein when a derivative is taken of an equation defining the outer perimeter, a solution is provided for all points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Paul K. Webb
  • Patent number: 8094029
    Abstract: A hand hygiene behavior management system capable of monitoring and recording information generated by the operation of dispensers as a method of assessing behavior of a group as an indication of overall hygiene performance. The system generally includes a plurality of wireless communication devices with a first number of the wireless communication devices being disposed within or adjacent dispensers and operatively configured for sensing, monitoring and reporting information about the status and operation of the dispensers. A hierarchal communication network for access to a central host database; a data processor and hygiene management application software operatively configured to create hygiene management reports based upon the monitored dispenser data and a method to provide user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cognetive Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Henry M. Ortiz, Claude W. LeBlond
  • Publication number: 20110308009
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bathroom sink (2) and/or a kitchen sink (3) to be placed on and/or housed in a worktop and having an extra-flat drain integrated in the body thereof. The integrated extra-flat drain is designed and shaped in the body of the bathroom and/or kitchen sink during the manufacture of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: LOGIPLAST (EURL)
    Inventor: Farhooman Davoudi
  • Patent number: 8060957
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash system having a support panel and a pair of brackets for holding two bag assemblies containing sterile and sealed eye wash solution. The bag assemblies are connected by hoses to a pair of nozzles mounted on a pivotal tray assembly. When the system is dormant, the tray assembly is in a vertical closed position. When there is an emergency, a user pulls on a pivotal handle to puncture membranes in the hoses and to lower the tray assembly to cause flow from the bags to the nozzles to the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Encon Safety Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Johnson, David G. Key, Kenneth J. Buras, Jr., Troy A. Della Fiora, Jim R. Dulaney
  • Publication number: 20110252559
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for adding a polymer form to a fixture such as a bathtub, shower stall, sink, or toilet, and those articles. The polymer form comprises a rigid foam and a topcoat. The polymer form, in some embodiments, imparts improved performance characteristics such as temperature retention, sound deadening, and rigidity, and can allow a steel fixture to better mimic one made of cast iron at significantly less expense. The fixtures include metal fixtures with and without enamel coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Charles E. Dockery
  • Publication number: 20110023222
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for creating a realistic granite or other pattern on a substrate, such as a sink, bath, or piece of furniture. The apparatus and method may use gelcoat to create a regular or irregular pattern. The apparatus may use pressurized air or gear pumps to pump paint from tanks to a spraying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: WoodCrafters Home Products, LLC.
    Inventor: Abraham TANUS
  • Patent number: 7856681
    Abstract: An integrated drain and fountain device having a stationary fountain nozzle integrated within a lower portion of a sink and disposed to produce a vertical stream of water at a user-defined water pressure. A concentrically located drain to the fountain nozzle is adapted to receive and collect water and is in fluid communication with drain piping. A water supply riser is in fluid communication with a water intake pipe that allows both hot and cold water to enter the water supply riser so that water can be discharged through the fountain nozzle. A controller for the fountain device is located on a counter top so that when a downward force is applied to the controller, the downward force is directed through a linkage including a flexible arm that redirects the downward force to an upward force causing an o-ring stopper of the integrated drain and fountain device to move vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Kionn Alls