Sink Rim Clamped To Work Surface Patents (Class 4/634)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 5012537
    Abstract: An apparatus that is particularly useful in a hospital environment when cleaning bedpans and other objects which contain potentially dangerous materials. The apparatus comprises a generally transparent member that is provided with one or more openings for a person's arms, and means for mounting the member so as to locate the transparent member between the basin of the cleaning station and the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Inventor: Joanna L. Underwood
  • 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: 4538340
    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: June 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Inventor: James Ricke
  • 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