Sink Rim Clamped To Work-surface Top By Clamp Means Partly On Sink Patents (Class 4/633)
  • Patent number: 10221552
    Abstract: A seamless undermount sink system includes a solid countertop having a sink mounting aperture defining an inner periphery disposed therethrough. The system also includes a sink having a sidewall with a rimless upper edge defining an outer periphery therearound. A mounting assembly is attached to a portion of the sink, and an interface is formed between the sink and the solid countertop. A sealing assembly is disposed in the interface between the rimless upper edge of the sink and the solid countertop to prevent water, food, or other debris from getting in between the sink and the solid countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: UKINOXUSA KITCHEN SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventor: Mehmet Hocaoglu
  • Patent number: 9382702
    Abstract: A sink fastener for fastening a sink unit with an outer flange within an opening in a countertop is provided. The sink fastener includes a frame for attachment to a bowl wall of the sink unit, a threaded vertical bolt rotatably mounted within the frame, a claw member having a lateral portion threadably mounted on the vertical bolt and an upstanding retainer portion, and a guide member for constraining the movement of the claw member. In use, rotation of the vertical bolt causes the claw member to rise up the bolt to engage an underside of the countertop, and in a lower disengaged position the claw member is free to turn about a vertical axis into a retracted position wherein the claw member lies constrained under the flange to permit insertion of the sink unit into the countertop opening. The guide member ensures that as the claw member rises up the bolt the claw member turns about the vertical axis into a constrained outwardly extended position for engagement with the underside of the countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Franke Technology and Trademark Ltd.
    Inventor: Colin Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 9015875
    Abstract: A clamping device for mounting a sink to a counter, includes a clamp having a clamp body and a binding tab, a binding post for insertion through a first opening in the clamp body and into a hole in a surface of the sink adjacent to a clamped article, the clamp and binding tab connected to the post and extending away therefrom at least partially over an edge of the clamped article, and a clamp screw for insertion through a second opening in the clamp body and against a solid portion of the binding tab interposed between the clamp screw and the edge of the clamped article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Pridemore
  • Publication number: 20150059084
    Abstract: A seamless undermount stainless steel sink system includes a solid countertop constructed of granite, marble, quartz stone, quartzite, porcelain, glass, engineered stone, multi-layered and/or composite materials, and having a sink mounting aperture defining an inner periphery disposed therethrough. The system also includes a stainless steel sink having a sidewall with a rimless upper edge defining an outer periphery therearound. A mounting assembly is attached to a portion of the stainless steel sink at a predetermined mounting depth below the rimless upper edge, and an interface is formed between the stainless steel sink and the solid countertop. A sealing assembly is disposed in the interface between the rimless upper edge of the stainless steel sink and the solid countertop to prevent water, food, or other debris from getting in between the stainless steel sink and the solid countertop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Mehmet Hocaoglu
  • Publication number: 20150059083
    Abstract: A seamless undermount stainless steel sink system includes a solid countertop, such as granite or marble, having a sink mounting aperture defining an inner periphery disposed therethrough. The system also includes a stainless steel sink having a sidewall with a rimless upper edge defining an outer periphery therearound. A mounting assembly comprising one or more mounting brackets is attached to a portion of the stainless steel sink at a predetermined mounting depth below the rimless upper edge of the sink. An upper interface is formed between the outer periphery of the stainless steel sink and the inner periphery of the solid countertop, and an upper seal is disposed in the upper interface between the rimless upper edge of the stainless steel sink and the top surface of the solid countertop to prevent water, food, or other debris from getting in between the stainless steel sink and the solid countertop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Mehmet Hocaoglu
  • 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 “L” 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 “L” 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: 8661577
    Abstract: An undermount sink that can be integrally mounted to a laminate or solid surface countertop. The undermount sink has a novel mounting structure to accomplish mounting to a laminate countertop. A mounting flange is attached to an outer perimeter of the undermount sink bowl, and is reinforced by way of a mounting flange support within the mounting flange that is mechanically fastened to the upper outer perimeter of the undermount sink bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Chad Michael Cusimano
  • Patent number: 8356367
    Abstract: An adjustable support device for under-mounted sanitary fixtures which enables the installation of rimless and rimmed fixtures to a countertop without the use of counter attaching hardware. The system includes mounting brackets for attachment to under-counter support cabinetry and moveable carriages suspended from the mounting brackets by adjustable lift actuators. Length adjustable hanger beams are attached to the opposing moveable carriages to create a support surface for the fixtures. The moveable carriages and attached hanger beams are lowered by the lift actuators to accommodate the insertion of a sanitary fixture and then raised to position the supported, upward facing rim of the fixture to the desired position relative to the countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Peter S Flynn
  • Publication number: 20120311780
    Abstract: A clamping device for mounting a sink to a counter, includes a clamp having a clamp body and a binding tab, a binding post for insertion through a first opening in the clamp body and into a hole in a surface of the sink adjacent to a clamped article, the clamp and binding tab connected to the post and extending away therefrom at least partially over an edge of the clamped article, and a clamp screw for insertion through a second opening in the clamp body and against a solid portion of the binding tab interposed between the clamp screw and the edge of the clamped article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Pridemore
  • Patent number: 8070110
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of sink support systems. An exemplary embodiment includes a cross-member having respective first and second cross-member attachment structures attached at respective ends. First and second mount brackets are configured for attachment to a vertical surface of the support structure. Each of the cross-member attachment structures is configured to engage a corresponding mount bracket to vertically support the cross-member. The cross-member has a plurality of leveling devices to support the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas M. Jones, E. Wayne Lytle
  • Patent number: 7523511
    Abstract: A kitchen mounting-part (3) is provided which is to be mounted in a cut-out (1a) of a countertop, with the mounting-part extending with its edge region (31) beyond the cut-out in the countertop and having numerous mounting elements (8) below the edge region, which can be made to engage the countertop (1). The above-mentioned edge region (31) merges into a sloped splash wall (32). Here, it is essential that the mounting elements (8) are arranged on said splash wall (32), and the edge region (31) is formed from a single layer and extends out above the countertop (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Niro-Plan AG
    Inventors: Duncan B. Marr, Christian Bomatter, Wolfgang Gross, Uli Jost
  • Patent number: 7478443
    Abstract: In order to provide a sink, comprising at least one basin, which is provided with a basin flange at its upper edge, a cover, which is fixed to the basin and at least partially covers the basin flange, and at least one holding element on the sink side, which cooperates with a holding element on the worktop side when the sink is fitted, in order to hold the sink on a worktop, in the production of which no after-treatment of visible faces of the sink is necessary and in which the cover can be freely designed and, in particular, can be configured without a dent, it is proposed that the holding element on the sink side is connected to the basin flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Blanco GmbH + Co KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schneider, Michael Osterroth
  • Patent number: 7429021
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a system for mounting a sink to a support structure includes first and second support members. The first and second support members are adapted for fitting together along a range of positions to provide a variable length sink support system. Leveling devices are adapted for engagement with the support member and for contacting sink surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Inventors: Steven B. Sather, Thomas M. Jones
  • Patent number: 7377661
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and arrangement for illuminating an under mount sink disposed subjacent a counter. A light source is disposed below a top surface of the counter and proximate to the under mount sink. The under mount sink is affixed to the underside of the counter and power is supplied to the light source. The under mount sink is illuminated by the light source when the power source is activated. The invention also provides a device that may be used for illuminating an under mount sink, while keeping the light source from contact with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Elkay Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: John Michael Douglass
  • Publication number: 20080087778
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a system for mounting a sink to a support structure includes first and second support members. The first and second support members are adapted for fitting together along a range of positions to provide a variable length sink support system. Leveling devices are adapted for engagement with the support member and for contacting sink surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Steven B. Sather, Thomas M. Jones
  • Patent number: 7185376
    Abstract: A mounting clip for securing a sink within an opening in a countertop having at least one side includes a body portion adapted to be secured to the sink and a flexible sink engagement section. The flexible sink engagement section includes a first and a second section. The first section is disposed proximate a first end of the body portion at an angle A1 relative to the body portion. The second portion is disposed at an angle A2 relative to the first section and includes a tip adapted to engage a substantially vertical face of the countertop opening. When the sink is secured in the countertop opening, the tip frictionally engages the sides of the countertop opening. The mounting clip may include a fastener for securing the clip to a mounting channel disposed on the sink, or alternatively may be secured directly to the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Joseph Brown
  • Patent number: 6986174
    Abstract: A mounting device for securing a sink to a countertop including a mounting plate and a support member. The mounting plate has a plurality of perforations which are sufficiently large to permit seaming compound to flow therethrough. The support member includes a mounting flange and a support flange. The mounting flange is adapted to secure the support member to the mounting plate, and the support flange is adapted to contact and support the sink flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Nitro-Plan AG
    Inventor: Richard Brown
  • Patent number: 6826788
    Abstract: An improved assembly is disclosed for clamping the perimeter flange of a sink snugly down upon a countertop where the sink is being installed. The assembly utilizes a stud extending downwardly from the underside of the perimeter flange and a link connected to the stud having a displacement member, such as a threaded bolt, which engages the underside of the countertop adjacent the hole in the countertop where the sink is located. As the displacement member is manipulated against the underside of the countertop, the link holding the displacement member draws the stud downwardly to pull the flange snugly against the upper face of the countertop adjacent the sink installation hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: James Ricke
  • Publication number: 20040231047
    Abstract: An improved assembly is disclosed for clamping the perimeter flange of a sink snugly down upon a countertop where the sink is being installed. The assembly utilizes a stud extending downwardly from the underside of the perimeter flange and a link connected to the stud having a displacement member, such as a threaded bolt, which engages the underside of the countertop adjacent the hole in the countertop where the sink is located. As the displacement member is manipulated against the underside of the countertop, the link holding the displacement member draws the stud downwardly to pull the flange snugly against the upper face of the countertop adjacent the sink installation hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: James Ricke
  • Patent number: 6799336
    Abstract: A sink support shell apparatus and method of making a sink support shell are provided. The sink support shell apparatus is a shell shaped to be compatible with the sink that is to be placed in the sink support shell. The sink support shell includes a rim for mounting the shell either above or below the countertop level. The shell further includes an overflow/vent channel and stand-off in the base for attaching the shell to the necessary plumbing fixtures to allow for drainage of the water from the sink. The overflow/vent channel is formed in the material of the shell and allows water to flow down the channel to be drained by the attached plumbing fixtures as well as air to be vented to reduce suction noise. The sink support shell is made of high-impact material, such as a metal or hard plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: William D. Freeman
  • Patent number: 6793190
    Abstract: A retainer clip includes a ratchet plate and a cooperating pawl for anchoring a sink to a countertop with a press-in, above-counter installation. The ratchet plate has a plurality of detents and is affixed to an edge of a cutout in the countertop. The pawl includes a spring element mountable to the sink and has at least one upwardly angled, resilient tab which successively engages the ratchet plate detents with a one-way action as the sink moves downwardly in the cutout. When the sink is fully inserted, the tab seats upwardly in a detent of the ratchet plate. In an embodiment, the pawl includes multiple tabs having slightly different lengths to provide an installation tolerance that is less than an incremental distance between ratchet plate detents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Elkay Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Donald E. White, Geraldine A. Domrose, Stephen J. Doyle, Daniel Erickson, Paul Randolph Payne, Peter Wozniczka
  • Patent number: 6785918
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting a kitchen sink to a counter top provides a sink rim with a substantially horizontally extending bent back wall. A clip assembly for use therewith has a bracket with a grip region defining a horizontal gap sized to fit snugly around an edge of the horizontal wall. The bracket defines a pair of vertical tracks in which vertical extensions of a clamp member can slide. The L-shaped clamp has a generally horizontal hook that can engage the underside of the counter top so as to clamp the sink to the counter top by tightening a threaded fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventor: Mark A. Romo
  • Patent number: 6745416
    Abstract: An improved means to position and secure a sink which is flush mounted with the worktop. It is designed to be used with sinks of variable thickness and materials including stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Teka Industrial S.A.
    Inventor: José Gómez Albarrán
  • Publication number: 20040078892
    Abstract: An improved means to position and secure a sink which is flush mounted with the worktop. It is designed to be used with sinks of variable thickness and materials including stainless steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventor: Jose Gomez Albarran
  • Publication number: 20030154546
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting a kitchen sink to a counter top provides a sink rim with a substantially horizontally extending bent back wall. A clip assembly for use therewith has a bracket with a grip region defining a horizontal gap sized to fit snugly around an edge of the horizontal wall. The bracket defines a pair of vertical tracks in which vertical extensions of a clamp member can slide. The L-shaped clamp has a generally horizontal hook that can engage the underside of the counter top so as to clamp the sink to the counter top by tightening a threaded fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventor: Mark A. Romo
  • Patent number: 6216992
    Abstract: A sink mounting device includes a weld bracket, a movable clip member and a hanger assembly used to movably couple the clip member to the weld bracket. The weld bracket is secured to a side portion of a sink bowl and the movable clip is used to engage an overhanging portion of the underside of the countertop. The clip includes a base having an axially positioned through-opening, an elongated arm member which extends longitudinally in a direction axially from the base, a projecting finger, which extends laterally from the end of the arm remote from the base, and includes a locating flange which, when the sink mounting device is operated, engages the hanger assembly, weld bracket and/or sink bowl at a limit position to prevent further rotation of the movable arm about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Elkay Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Rudy Y. Bisonaya, Phillip J. Baranek, Richard H. Dickson, Daniel Erickson, Gerald J. Farrell, Paul Randolph Payne, Edward Adam Przeklasa, Dimitry Roytberg, Anna Svehla, Garry Perryman, Doug Odendahl, Frank J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6154893
    Abstract: The bracket is to be installed to the inner face of the peripheral rim of a bathtub, to attach the latter to the inner peripheral edge portion of a fixed casing. The bracket has a rigid head portion which is fixedly attached to the inner rim of the bathtub, and a downwardly depending arcuate resilient foot which carries at its lower end a foot. When installing the bathtub inside the casing and more particularly inside the casing peripheral edge portion, the tub is downwardly displaced until its rim comes into downward abutment against the casing peripheral edge portion, the bracket slidingly abutting against the casing peripheral edge portion with a corresponding resilient foot deformation, allowing the foot to slide under the casing peripheral edge portion and to snap itself thereunder for preventing vertical displacement of the bathtub relative to the casing peripheral edge portion. Indeed, the casing peripheral edge portion is then wedged between the bracket foot and the bathtub rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Maax Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Donnelly
  • Patent number: 6021532
    Abstract: A device for securing a sink bowl in a counter top wherein a base unit has an annular inclined planar upper surface with a central stud extending therefrom. The stud engages a channel fixed to the underside of the sink flange such that when the base unit is rotated the inclined surface increasingly bears against the underside of the counter top drawing the sink flange into positive engagement with the upper surface of the counter top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Inventor: James Ricke
  • Patent number: 5911521
    Abstract: A fitting for an appliance such as a sink extends between an anchor means (16,112) on the appliance and another anchor means (32,114) on a worktop. The appliance can be fitted easily to the worktop, and can also be removed quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Steinmetz, Joachim NieHaus, Hisanori Kato, Ryunosuke Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5903936
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fitting for an appliance such as a sink. A first anchor is clipped onto a hanger of a sink rim by a nib. A second L-shaped anchor engages the underside of the worktop and is pulled towards the first anchor by a strap of surface fastener material which is locked fast by engaging the surface fastener elements. The second anchor has arms which are guided in channels in the first anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Hisanori Kato
  • Patent number: 5842240
    Abstract: A fitting for an appliance such as a sink extends between an anchor means (16,112) on the appliance and another anchor means (32,114) on a worktop. The appliance can be fitted easily to the worktop, and can aslo be removed quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Hisanori Kato, Ryunosuke Takahashi, Klaus Steinmetz, Joachim NieHaus
  • Patent number: 5743501
    Abstract: An improved mounting system for clamping sinks, vanity basins, drop-in stove tops and like articles to the underside of a counter or cabinet top incorporating a pair of elongated unitary, rigid mounting rails configured to carry threaded leveling bolts and nuts at adjustably spaced intervals along its length for underengaging and clamping the rim flange at the upper end of the sink or the like to the underside of a countertop. Hanger brackets attachable to the upper margins of countertop supporting cabinet structural frame rails or walls provide vertically adjustable connection with opposite ends of the mounting rails mounted thereon to accommodate sinks, basins or stove tops having rim flanges of varying thickness and dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Vance Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William M. Rapp
  • Patent number: 5664265
    Abstract: A built-in sink made of a plastic composite material is secured in an opening formed in cover plate having a surface for placing a downwardly facing supporting surface of the built-in sink thereon. A securing element having a main body is attached to the built-in sink. A clamping member is held on the main body for displacement in the direction transverse to the cover plate and adapted to be tightened against and supported on the cover plate. A clamping screw is held in a thread of the main body for pressing the clamping member against the cover plate, the thread of the main body being oriented transversely to the cover plate. In order to minimize the manufacturing costs, a slot extending at least approximately parallel to the cover plate is provided in an underside area of the built-in sink located opposite the circumferential surface of the cut-out opening in the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Blanco GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans Gotter, Thomas Ritter, Horst Zimmerer, Stefan Hautzinger, Manfred Muck
  • Patent number: 5653550
    Abstract: A retaining device for fastening an appliance insert in a base panel, such as a sink in a kitchen work surface. The device has a retaining clamp that can be fixed in an opening in the work surface, and a retaining web connected to the sink that can be introduced into the retaining clamp from above and anchored in place. The retaining clamp includes an elongated retaining leg and two elastically resilient clamping legs integrally formed, in a U-shaped manner, on the ends of the retaining leg. The retaining leg can be firmly fixed in a predetermined position on the side edges of the opening while the clamping legs have latching teeth oriented towards the retaining leg and into which the retaining web can be latched, by a latching web directed towards the latching teeth, after being pressed into the retaining clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: A. Raymond GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Mutz, Gerd Ruttnauer
  • Patent number: 4779605
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hinged clamp which allows ease in both installing and removing drop-in type food warmers. A warmer well which is placed or dropped into a cut out defined in a counter top includes an outwardly extending flange to support the warmer well on the counter top. A nut provided on the outer surface of the warmer well has a corresponding threaded member which secures a clamping means which includes a body portion and an arm. To secure the warmer well in place, the body portion and arm are positioned away from the warmer well and secured to the nut by the threaded member, which causes the arm to secure against the counter top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: The Vollrath Company
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Eugine W. Goad
  • Patent number: 4613995
    Abstract: A clamp in the form of a generally L-shaped bracket or clip made preferably of a single stamping of spring steel or like material and provided with a threaded member, threading through the base of the bracket or clip. The top of the bracket or clip is provided with an angularly inwardly projecting integral portion terminating in a slightly downwardly bent flange forming a hook. The clamp is used principally for holding a sink bowl, or the like, in an opening in a counter top by cooperating with a generally L-shaped angle-iron strip welded to the underneath of the sink bowl flange. For removably holding the sink bowl in the opening in the counter top, the hook end of the clamp bracket body is engaged behind an inwardly bent flange portion of the angle-iron strip and the threaded member is tightened against the lower surface of the counter top proximate the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Inventor: James Ricke
  • Patent number: 4589170
    Abstract: A fastener for securing a sink unit in a worktop has a clip (11) for attachment to a rail and a hinged clamping member (12) which is tightened up against the underside of the worktop by a screw (25). This threads through the hinge pin (13), and when undone allows the clamping member to swing back to and stay in an inoperative position where it will clear the edge of the hole of the worktop (19) as the unit (20) is lowered in. Doing up the screw causes the clamping member to swing and project a portion (21) under the worktop. The clamping member has guide fingers (23) which engage diametral slots (24) in the ends of the hinge pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: Springfast Limited
    Inventor: Michael A. F. Ponting
  • Patent number: 4504986
    Abstract: A sink mounting for top installation of a sink, for example a kitchen sink, includes a plurality of brackets which may be adjustably mounted to the underside of the sink deck through the sink opening. The brackets each include a locking portion having a concave locking surface which is formed and adapted to interlock with a channel positioned on the underside of the sink. When the sink is pushed through the sink opening, the channels have flexible hook portions which yield so as to permit the sink to be moved through the opening, but provide an interlock with the concave locking surfaces once it is firmly positioned upon the sink deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: Stanadyne, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Vigh
  • Patent number: 4432106
    Abstract: A clamp assembly is provided for self-rimming sinks or basins which mount through an opening in a supporting counter structure, where the sink or basin has a plurality of brackets secured at least intermittently around its periphery at positions that are intermediate the height of the bowl. A clamp structure has a generally L-shaped configuration, with a first horizontal arm and a second vertical leg, and a bolt threadably received in and passed through the horizontal arm. Means are provided at the upper end of the bolt for engaging the under surface of the counter. The lower portion of the leg is offset in a direction away from the arm so as to contact the outer surface of the bowl of the basin or sink at a position below the bracket, whereby the bolt is kept in a substantially vertical orientation, and a force couple may be created between the bowl of the basin or sink and the lower end of the leg of the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Assignee: Arro-Mac Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald A. Smith