Bracket Patents (Class 4/648)
  • Patent number: 10081935
    Abstract: A brace includes two or more spacers connected together using an interlocking mechanism, such as a press fit, an interference fit, a friction fit, a snap fastener, a projection-and-recess coupling system or a stud-and-tube coupling system, to provide a desired combined length. The brace may further include a U-shaped clip for attachment to a toilet tank or may use a plate with an adhesive layer for attachment to an object. The brace may also include a threaded stud and a nut coupled to a spacer for adjusting the combined length of the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PF Waterworks LP.
    Inventors: Harold Kent Beck, Sanjay Ahuja
  • Patent number: 9328493
    Abstract: A vertical carrier for a wall-hung lavatory includes at least two vertically-extending upright members and at least one waste line sleeve connected to the at least one of the at least two vertically-extending upright members. The at least one waste line sleeve includes a horizontal passageway defined therein, the horizontal passageway being configured to allow a horizontal waste line to extend through the at least one waste line sleeve and the at least one of the at least two vertically-extending upright members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Zurn Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas R. Wroblewski, William A. Verdecchia
  • Patent number: 8739326
    Abstract: The mounting device includes a mounting frame (6) on which there is set a front cladding (2). Through the front cladding (2) there pass securing means (4) anchored to a cross piece (5) of the mounting frame (6), for securing a sanitary element (3). The front cladding (2) comprises at least an upper part (8) and a lower part (9) which are plate-shaped. Between the two parts (8, 9) there is a gap (16) in which there is arranged a securing rail (25) through which the said securing means (4) pass. The two parts (8, 9) can be aligned on the securing rail (4) during mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Geberit International AG
    Inventor: Tom Stäubli
  • Publication number: 20120222213
    Abstract: A mounting system for securing a sink to a countertop supported by a cabinet is provided. The mounting system includes a receiving structure configured to be supported under a rim of the sink, a bracket having a first portion configured to engage a portion of the cabinet and a second portion configured to engage a bottom of a basin of the sink, a linking member extending between the receiving structure and the bracket, a first connector configured to engage a first end of the linking member and retain the linking member relative to the receiving structure, and a second connector configured to engage a second end of the linking member and secure the bracket against the cabinet and the bottom of the basin of the sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Shawn J. BOOTH, Jason R. Miller, James S. Giefer
  • Patent number: 7571497
    Abstract: A lavatory carrier including at least one vertical upright, a horizontal cross plate, a clamp secured to the cross plate and releasably coupled to the upright, wherein the vertical position of the cross plate on the upright can be adjusted using the clamp, at least two horizontal arms for supporting a lavatory, and brackets secured to the arms and adjustably coupled to the cross plate. The positions of the arms, therefore, can be adjusted vertically and horizontally. In addition, horizontal positions of each of the arms on the cross plate can be independently adjusted using the brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Watts Regulator Co.
    Inventors: Roy Hetzler, Bushra Awad Ghaly
  • Patent number: 6370711
    Abstract: Assembly for washstand, with different mounting options obtained through combinations of deep or shallow basins, straight or cut-out countertops and supported on legs or on a stand, as well as for free-standing basins. Its basic functional elements are the basin proper, with the configuration of a shell with spherical surface, deep (1) or shallow (2); and the planar countertop, with several possible configurations of its front edge. The support legs (7) are cylindrical and tubular, provided with a horizontal cross piece (12) that is supported against the wall. The countertops are affixed to the wall by means of back supports (13) of compound profile, that are inserted into lugs (8) in the lower face of the countertop and are fastened to the wall. If the countertop is cut out, the basin is supported on a central bracket (20) fastened to the wall by means of a special member (22); and if the basin is free-standing, it is supported on another similar bracket (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Ibergesfer, S.L.
    Inventor: Jose Ma Ferrer Beltran
  • Patent number: 6276648
    Abstract: A support assembly for supporting a fixture on a wall comprises first and second threaded rods for installation into the wall so that at least a portion of each rod extends outwardly from the wall by a first predetermined distance. The support assembly further includes first and second fixing members each having internal threads which compliment the threads on the threaded rods. An elongated rigid support member having first and second ends, first and second lateral sides and top and bottom surfaces is provided. The support member includes a first notch in the top surface at a second predetermined distance from the first end, the first notch being sized for receiving the first fixing member therein. A first bore extends from the first end toward the second end, the first bore being located a third predetermined distance from the top surface and intersecting the first notch, the first bore being sized for receiving the first threaded rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Robern, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard S. Katz, William Tschirlig
  • Patent number: 5715547
    Abstract: A laundry basin that includes a laundry basin body having a plurality of walls secured to a base and a plurality of legs secured to the body. A towel rack, a removable shelf and a removable soap dish are secured to the laundry basin body. The shelf includes a support member having brackets extending upwardly therefrom. The brackets define recesses that are adapted to receive portions of the laundry basin body. The soap dish includes a three-sided structure secured to a perforated bottom wall that defines an open side wall at an open top. The open side wall is positioned adjacent a laundry basin side wall to define an open topped receptacle adapted to receive a bottle of liquid soap. The towel rack is pivotally secured to the laundry basin body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Zurn Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen R. Becker, Michael A. Funari, Donald A. Kubiak, Alex P. Marini
  • Patent number: 5265284
    Abstract: An integral unit for mounting complete wall-mounted sanitary appliances comprises a flat profiled support (1) and a sectional box structure (3) which are intended to be fixed to a wall (5) one below the other, the first (1) of which is intended to support both a sanitary appliance and corresponding accessories (13), which are received in the box structure (3). The support (1) comprises two lateral elements (6; 66) for its fixing to the wall (5), and a central channel-shaped body (4) for containing the water feed and waste pipes (15), with said lateral elements (6; 66) there being associated two rods (88) for fixing and supporting the corresponding appliance (2; 20; 200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: American Standard Inc.
    Inventors: Arduino Dottori, Roberto Ingegnere
  • Patent number: 5139833
    Abstract: A molded article having an embedded bracket, such as a whirlpool tub, the mold and a method of molding the article are disclosed. The article includes a rigid shell having a non-finish side and a finish side. The non-finish side is coated with a polymeric material. The polymeric material encloses a bracket and distributes the weight of an attached object, such as a whirlpool motor, over adjacent polymeric material. The bracket is affixed to the rigid shell in a spaced relationship and includes a surface for attaching to an object by attachment means such as a blind bolt. The bracket may also be affixed to the rigid shell by supports which are welded to the rigid shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: American Standard Inc.
    Inventor: Karl G. Ohaus
  • Patent number: 4720878
    Abstract: A portable cooling and refreshment shower assembly including dismantlable pipe sections supporting and interconnected with a showerhead structure at its upper end and supported in its vertical orientation by radially extending base pipe sections. The base pipe sections are dismantlable from the pipe sections supporting the showerhead. A water supply connection is provided the shower assembly and water fills the base pipe sections to provide ballast to the shower structure during operation of the shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Inventor: Stephen G. Viner