Pivoted Patents (Class 4/644)
  • Patent number: 8239982
    Abstract: A twin tank flush device of multi-outlets, which comprises a first upper tank adapted for collection of wash water, and a second lower tank which is positioned to receive and store used wash water from the first tank, the first tank being arranged to receive water and having at least one outlet to discharge water into said second lower tank. The lower tank is arranged to selectively discharge the stored water either to a toilet to flush the toilet, or to a public drainage system, either manually or by timed discharged, to avoid overflow in the lower tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Hassan Mohammed S. Fryan
  • Patent number: 7954183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable sink or container with a lid that is preferably capable of closing and sealing the sink or container. In certain embodiments, the sink is preferably adapted to be connected to an existing water supply, such as an outdoor hose or faucet, such that running water can be provided inside the sink in an outdoor environment. The sink or container preferably has features that make it easy to use in an outdoor environment, such as folding legs, an adjustable spigot, a spray nozzle, a storage drawer, a shelf, a drain, a funnel, a strainer for the drain, cutting boards, baskets, etc. In one aspect, the sink preferably has handles that support utility panels that can be folded up or down on top of the sink or container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Gregory Stuart Cawthon
  • Patent number: 7513580
    Abstract: A storage system for mounting to a ceiling or overhead structure comprises a mounting frame, a storage compartment, a lift mechanism and a tilt mechanism. The mounting frame is mounted to the ceiling or overhead structure. The storage compartment is coupled to the mounting frame for pivotal movement relative to the ceiling or overhead structure between an access position and a storage position. The storage compartment comprises a frame and at least one shelf having a support surface. The shelf is mounted to the frame for pivotal movement relative thereto. The lift mechanism is coupled to the frame of the storage compartment and configured to raise the storage compartment from the access position to the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: Rodney K. Merrell, II
  • Patent number: 7331070
    Abstract: A portable sink includes first and second storage tanks for storing clean and dirty water respectively and a concave basin between the two tanks. The sink also includes a plastic base member that supports the clean water tank above and to one side of the base and the second tank below the concave basin. A normally closed one-way depressible valve connects the basin and the second storage tank for allowing water to drain into the second tank by gravity and from preventing dirty water from being returned to the basin. The valve also includes a circular plug with an upwardly extending skirt and a coil spring within the skirt for biasing the valve into a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventor: Aref Ghareeb Al-Anezi
  • Patent number: 6836910
    Abstract: The portable sink is capable of being connected to an existing water supply, such as an outdoor hose or faucet, such that running water can be provided inside the sink in an outdoor environment. The sink preferably has features that make it easy to use in any outdoor environment, such as folding legs, an adjustable spigot, a spray nozzle, a storage drawer, a shelf, a large drain, a funnel, a strainer for the drain, cutting boards, baskets, etc. The lid also enables the sink to be used as a container for storing items during travel. In this respect, the sink can be made of an insulating material so that it can double as an ice chest when desired. A pressurized water tank can be provided which is preferably sized to fit inside the sink and adapted to supply water where no other water supply is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Cawthon Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Stuart Cawthon
  • Patent number: 6711757
    Abstract: A portable fluid dispensing device suitable for convenient delivery of potable water. The portable fluid dispensing device includes a faucet and sink that can be conveniently located in close proximity to an individual located in a bed or chair. The sink is rotatable within a plane, and can be adjusted to a selected vertical height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Todd A. Peck
  • Patent number: 6427259
    Abstract: The invention is a portable sink with a lid that is capable of being connected to an existing water supply, such as an outdoor hose or faucet, such that running water can be provided inside the sink in an outdoor environment. The sink preferably has features that make it easy to use in any outdoor environment, such as folding legs, an adjustable spigot, a spray nozzle, a storage drawer, a shelf, a large drain, a funnel, a strainer for the drain, cutting boards, baskets, etc. The lid also enables the sink to be used as a container for storing items during travel. In this respect, the sink can be made of an insulating material so that it can double as an ice chest when desired. A pressurized water tank can be provided which is preferably sized to fit inside the sink and adapted to supply water where no other water supply is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Cawthon Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Stuart Cawthon
  • Patent number: 6073276
    Abstract: The forward portion of a shampoo bowl is formed with a neck rest for receiving and supporting the back of the neck of an individual seated in a chair located forwardly of the bowl. The shampoo bowl is wall-mounted and pivotally connected for selective tilting of the forward portion of the bowl to raise or lower the height of the neck rest so as to accommodate individuals of varying heights seated in the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Belvedere USA Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas G. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 6016818
    Abstract: A recirculating parts washer is disclosed that features a vertically mounted base and a sink and lid rotatably connected to the base. The recirculating parts washer features a cleaning fluid supply container which is separate from the sink but connected to it via a supply line and a drain line.Cleaning fluid is circulated to the sink via the supply line by means of a submersible pump submerged within the cleaning fluid inside the cleaning fluid supply container. Cleaning fluid returns to the supply container via the drain line, thus enabling the cleaning fluid to be reused over and over again until it is exhausted.By having the sink and lid rotatably mounted to the base of the recirculating parts washer, the bulk of the assembly can be conveniently pivoted upwards and back against the wall when not in use. The recirculating parts washer also features a direct current power supply assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: NCH Corporation
    Inventors: Jose E. Evaro, Dale V. Kiplinger, David L. Varnell, Don A. York
  • Patent number: 5742956
    Abstract: A modular bathroom unit configured for comfort and spaciousness, with a relatively small footprint. The preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a commode, shower with floor drain, and a relatively large lavatory, which is configured to pivot to a vertical position for space savings when not in use, or to a horizontal position for use. Further contemplated is a unique drain connection system, wherein the lavatory drain includes a drainpipe connection to a stationary drainpipe built into the wall structure of the unit, the connection accomplished without the requirement of hoses, pipe fittings or the like. The present invention provides a shower and toilet facility which may be utilized with no impositions or restrictions on the user, while the interior is configured to be watertight, with a sealed door, and an easily cleaned interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventor: Alan Tarver
  • Patent number: 5305481
    Abstract: A mobile salon station comprises a cart having two generally upright frame members which are vertically adjustable. The cart further has wheels and feet and two horizontal shelves. Two supporting rods are mounted on the frame members and support a basin having tubes received on the rods. The basin can be removed from the rods so that the salon station can be used with the basin supported on the rods for a patient in a wheelchair and can be removed and used on a bed for a bedridden patient. The basin has a convex central portion so that the patient's head can be supported thereon while the hair is being shampooed, etc. The rods are pivotally mounted so as to be swung into the plane of the upright frame members when the station is being transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Mobile Salon Station, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Clyde Nebb
  • Patent number: 5253493
    Abstract: A combination of a washing machine and a sink has a basin-shaped lid member connected to the opening portion formed above the rotary basket, by means of a link mechanism. The link mechanism is composed of, for example, an arm, a first shaft connecting one end of the arm to the lid member, and a second shaft connecting the other end of the arm to a groove provided at the opening portion and being slidable in the groove. Therefore, the lid member can be turned over without coming into contact with the rotary basket or the clothes therein, in order to use the lid member as a sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Inventor: Shigeo Ohashi
  • Patent number: 5014371
    Abstract: A portable salon unit includes a movable cart with a wash basin adjustably attached thereto. The wash basin is adjustable vertically with respect to the cart, horizontally with respect to the cart, rotatably about a vertical axis adjacent the cart, about a horizontal axis to the basin and a vertical axis to the basin. A device for supplying clean water to an object located in the basin includes a water connector at one end and a spray end at the other. A flexible supply hose is provided on a supply reel to allow the water connector to be located some distance from the cart. A water return device also including a flexible hose allows water from the basin to be returned to the source. Electricity is also supplied to the cart by use of a suitable cord on a reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Salon Care Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jurgen D. Heel
  • Patent number: 4689841
    Abstract: A foldaway sink pivotally connected to a supporting wall for movement between a retracted position parallel to the supporting wall and a position perpendicular to the supporting wall. The sink is made of fiberglass with a ribbed edge. A drain pipe and a support pipe are disconnectable and releasably attachable to the side of the sink in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Inventor: Gregory M. Owen
  • Patent number: 4328597
    Abstract: A wall-mounted wash-basin is supported by a mechanism which permits adjustment of the vertical position of the wash-basin by movement around a horizontal axis parallel with the wall. According to the invention the wash-basin is tiltable between an upper position, where the top surface of the basin is at least substantially horizontal and the bottom of the basin is inclined from the user downwardly towards the wall, and a lower position in which the basin bottom is substantially horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Assignee: Ifo Sanitar AB
    Inventor: Boris G. R. Bodin
  • Patent number: 4233693
    Abstract: A height-adjustable washbasin is provided by the present invention. The basin is supported by at least one supporting arm which is pivotally mounted to a fixed surface at one end and received within the washbasin structure at the other end. An arresting element associated with the supporting arm is provided so that the supporting arm can be retained in a selected position, and a force reservoir such as a cylinder spring or gas pressure spring counter-balances the weight of the washbasin on the supporting arm. The height of the washbasin can be adjusted to the level desired by pivoting the supporting arm and securing it in place at the desired level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Inventor: Peter Stocklow