Plural Receptacles Patents (Class 4/639)
  • Publication number: 20140259377
    Abstract: A sink accessory comprising a wire-form attachment structure and a supporting structure. The wire-form attachment structure is configured to be secured to a section of a divider of the sink to support the sink accessory. The attachment structure includes a base, a first leg, and a second leg spaced apart from the first leg. The supporting structure is coupled to and extends from one of the first and second legs. The supporting structure is also configured to extend offset from and adjacent to the divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Niels J. Eilmus, Jason R. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140047635
    Abstract: A bathroom sink with an upper basin substantially at waist level, a lower basin substantially at foot or knee level or between foot and knee levels, and a diverter that diverts a flow of water from the upper basin to the lower basin. The diverter may be next to a first faucet mounted to the first basin, on a side of the upper basin, or on a stand connecting the upper basin to the lower basin. One or more additional faucets may also be mounted to the lower basin. A pair of driers may be mounted to the lower basin. A control panel may be mounted to the upper basin so that a controller can control the flow of water based on a water meter or a timer, log water usage and/or other information in association with a user ID, and/or display an instructional video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Hadi Ibrahim MASOUD
  • Publication number: 20130055500
    Abstract: A sanitary fixture is disclosed for allowing a person standing on a surface adjacent the fixture to perform ablutions. The fixture comprises a first basin at a first level above the surface and a second basin at a second, lower, level above the surface. The second basin has length and width adapted to receive a human adult foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Hamed Ali Mohamed Fakhro
  • Patent number: 8381328
    Abstract: The present invention features a spa manicure apparatus 100 for providing comfort to a user's hands during a manicure comprising a housing 200; a right basin 400 and a left basin 300 for retaining a solution 700 disposed in the housing 200; a wrist rest 600 disposed on the basins; a heating element 450; and a massaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Anita Y. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20080148475
    Abstract: A multi-basin sink includes a sink and an accommodation space recessed in the sink and segregated into multiple basins; one or a plurality of horizontal flange protruding toward interior of the accommodation space being disposed at a depth approximately one fourth up to three fourths below a middle section of the accommodation space at where closer to an opening of the basin to reinforce strength sideway of the entire sink; a board or disk laterally striding over the horizontal flange; a mobile partition being provided in and to adjust height of the partitioning portion in the sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: HSIEN-YANG LIN
  • Publication number: 20080086812
    Abstract: This invention is a novel sink rim that is readily adaptable to mounting by conventional drop in, under mount and flush mount methods. By incorporating a thicker and wider outwardly extending peripheral mounting flange, a tri-mountable sink rim is created. Having a flat surface on both the upper and lower surfaces of the outwardly extending peripheral mounting flange, the rim may be mounted as a drop in or an under mount sink assembly. These square exterior edges, as opposed to rolled or beveled edges, create a truly flush mountable rim, overcoming the limitations of prior art sinks. The additional thickness and width of the outwardly extending peripheral mounting flange provide adequate support for the sink assembly when flush mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Shujen Yu
  • Publication number: 20080086811
    Abstract: This invention is a novel sink rim that is readily adaptable to mounting by conventional drop in, under mount and flush mount methods. By incorporating a thicker and wider outwardly extending peripheral mounting flange, a tri-mountable sink rim is created. Having a flat surface on both the upper and lower surfaces of the outwardly extending peripheral mounting flange, the rim may be mounted as a drop in or an under mount sink assembly. By welding the separate pieces to form the sink assembly, substantially square exterior edges (of from about 85 to about 95 degrees, preferably from about 89 to about 91 degrees) are formed. These square exterior edges, as opposed to rolled or beveled edges, create a truly flush mountable rim, overcoming the limitations of prior art sinks. The additional thickness and width of the outwardly extending peripheral mounting flange provide adequate support for the sink assembly when flush mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Shujen Yu
  • Patent number: 7039963
    Abstract: A lavatory system configured to accommodate a first person and a second person having different physical abilities than the first person is disclosed. The lavatory system includes a first station having a first upper surface and a second station having a second upper surface. The first upper surface is laterally and vertically offset from the second upper surface so that the first station is configured to accommodate the physical abilities of the first person and the second station is configured to accommodate the physical abilities of the second person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Loberger, David H. Roland
  • Publication number: 20040068791
    Abstract: The inventor discloses a multi-bay sink assembly to replace the military standard 32 gallon garbage cans with immersion heaters for cleaning eating and cooking utensils in a field kitchen environment. The sinks, when in use, can be continually refreshed with clean water. Waste water is removed through a waste manifold. immersion heaters are completely eliminated. The multi-bay sink can be assembled and disassembled into individual sinks with no tools. The sinks are made to nest within themselves leaving a small footprint for storage. Assembly time of sinks from packing crate to operational is less than 30 minutes. The full sink assembly can be appended to a separate waste handling and removal system to completely modernize field mess sanitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventor: Paul B. Fellencer
  • Publication number: 20030204905
    Abstract: In order to provide a sink comprising a first bowl and a second bowl with a web portion arranged between the first bowl and the second bowl wherein chalky deposits on the web portion are generally avoided, it is proposed that the web portion should not have a horizontally aligned flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: BLANCO GmbH + Co KG
    Inventors: Brigitte Ziemann, Thomas Wassiliadis, Ulrich Hoefle
  • Patent number: 6058523
    Abstract: An insulated bed bath construction 10 including a thermally insulated dual reservoir basin member 20 which cooperates with a main lid member 30 having a pair of apertures 32, 33 which are alignable with the pair of liquid reservoirs 24, 25 and wherein each of the apertures 32, 33 is provided with a closure unit 13 adapted to sealingly engage the respective apertures 32, 33 to minimize thermal losses from one reservoir 24 when the other reservoir 25 is being accessed through its aligned aperture 33 during the bathing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Renee Sleboda
  • Patent number: 5647073
    Abstract: A padding system adapted for a sink including a sink insert having an open upper end, a closed lower end, a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls. The sink insert is dimensioned for receipt within a sink. The closed lower end has a drainage aperture formed therethrough in a central portion thereof. The drainage aperture is disposed over an existing drain of a sink. The open upper end has a peripheral flange extending outwardly therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Inventor: Steven C. Dorber, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5615423
    Abstract: A sterile surgical drape for use with a system for thermally treating sterile medium is accomplished by a drape including indicia symbolically directing placement of the drape over the system. The system may include a single or plurality of basins for thermally cooling and/or heating the sterile medium. The drape includes various indicia indicating which portions of the drape are placed over the corresponding portions of the thermal treatment system. The indicia may include symbols indicating the center of the basins, the direction to unfold the drape after removing the drape from its package, the proper orientation of the drape when placed on the system, and alignment of the drape on the system such that the drape overhangs the top surface of the system for a sufficient length to reduce the risk of contamination to the sterile medium. The indicia assist the operator in properly aligning and placing the drape over the system to ensure sterility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: O. R. Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Durward I. Faries, Jr., Bruce R. Heymann, Mark Licata
  • Patent number: 5522095
    Abstract: The features of a surgical slush machine are augmented by supplemental basins for surgical liquid to thereby permit simultaneous availability of warm and/or chilled liquid and/or surgical slush. The basins are disposed in close sequential adjacency, and a common sterile drape is disposed over and contoured to all of the basins to provide separate sterile receptacles in the drape for the various sterile media. Basin centering indicia on the drape facilitate deployment of the drape relative to the basins and selectively removable covers insulate and protect the sterile medium between periods of use. Cooling and heating of the respective basins is effected independently with individual power controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: O.R. Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Durward I. Faries, Jr., Bruce R. Heymann
  • Patent number: 5397099
    Abstract: A faucet for discharging water automatically or manually includes a body which supports a single flow control valve mechanism, a manual actuation mechanism which operates the flow control valve mechanism, and an electrical actuation mechanism which operates the flow control valve mechanism independently of the automatic actuation mechanism. The faucet may be centrally mounted behind two adjacent sink bowls and positionable over each of the bowls to discharge water. Electrical detection means mounted behind one of the bowls detects the presence of a user of that bowl and automatically actuates the faucet in response thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: Joseph J. Pilolla
  • Patent number: 5333326
    Abstract: The features of a surgical slush machine are augmented by a separate warming basin for surgical liquid to thereby permit simultaneous availability of the warmed liquid and surgical slush. The slush cooling basin is disposed adjacent the warming basin, and a common sterile drape is disposed over and contoured to both basins to provide separate sterile receptacles in the drape for the liquid and slush. Basin centering indicia on the drape facilitate deployment of the drape relative to the basins. Cooling and heating of the respective basins are effected independently with individual power controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: O. R. Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Durward I. Faries, Jr., Bruce R. Heymann
  • Patent number: 5279007
    Abstract: A web protection system for a sink having at least first and second sink basins separated by a partition wall with the partition wall having an upper horizontal surface. The system includes an elongated web protector having a U-shaped cross-section which fits over and protects the partition wall. A colander having a pocket to hang over the partition wall is also provided. The colander can be used with the web protector or a separate adapter to fit properly over the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: American Standard Inc.
    Inventor: Paul P. Kolada
  • Patent number: 4998306
    Abstract: A built-in sink comprises separate modules, for example, a sink basin and a drainboard, positively connected with each other. Each module is provided with a joining flange, the flanges being held together by a connecting strip. The modules contain overflow spouts along the common edge therebetween. The spouts face one another and empty into a common drain disposed therebelow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: Resopal GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Klimke, Paul Neubert
  • Patent number: 4624020
    Abstract: To provide for positive sanitary separation of water spilling or overflowing from a washing sink unit (1), a cleaning sink unit (2) and a third water receiving unit (3), which may be formed as a sink unit or as a drain board, the second unit, located between the first and the third, is surrounded by a raised zone which merges with a forward region of a water retention rim (4) surrounding all the sink units, the raised region (5) terminating short of the rear edge region (19) of the sink unit, and leaving with the water retention rim (4) adjacent the rear edge region a gap (7). A drain and overflow opening (8) is located in the gap. Surfaces of the sink which may be essentially planar are pitched towards the overflow and drain opening, so that any water splashing or overflowing from any one of the three units or regions (1, 2, 3) will drain off into the overflow without flowing back into another one of the units or regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Niro-Plan AG
    Inventors: Herbert Abderhalden, Duncan B. Marr, Ivan Heimann, Jurg Schmid
  • Patent number: 4369532
    Abstract: A sink assembly of a type including an enclosing cabinet (14) for supporting a sink bowl (16) from a floor (24) includes a liquid-impervious cabinet liner (22) supported by the cabinet (14) within an enclosed space (32) below the sink bowl (16) and its drain pipe (20) for catching water dripping from leaks and condensations. The sink liner (22) communicates with a second drain pipe (52) which exhausts water from the sink liner (22). The sink liner (22) is constructed so that its drain pan (42) is raised above a cabinet floor (40), with the drain pan (42) having tapered surfaces for accelerating flow toward the second drain pipe (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1983
    Inventors: Stanley L. Houchins, Thomas B. Jackson
  • Patent number: 4336620
    Abstract: A self-skimming dish rinser for adaptation in a standard conventional sink comprising a liner inserted in the sink having side walls approximately equal to but slightly less than the sink side walls and a tray bottom having a drain opening fitting and aligned with the sink drain opening. The rinser including centering structure extending from the drain opening for facilitating such alignment. Additionally, the rinser side walls and bottom are sized and shaped to fit inside the conventional sink and the rinser side walls are spaced a predetermined distance from the sink side walls and remain in that position via the centering structure extending from the drain opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Inventor: Peter P. Gresh