Shower Head With Material Dispensing Patents (Class 4/903)
  • Patent number: 9022073
    Abstract: Provided is a device for use in a shower system and a related method. The device may include an appliance for adding a medium to shower water. The appliance may be designed such that it works according to the principle of a water jet pump. Advantageously, the medium added to the shower water may contain one or more fragrance media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Urs Strauli
  • Patent number: 8800891
    Abstract: A shower soap dispenser contains: a water pipe for guiding shower water to a shower head from a water supply pipe, a shower soap cartridge fixed on a pipe joint of the water pipe, and an on/off valve installed on the water pipe. The water pipe includes two feeding holes for guiding soap liquid in the pipe joint into the water pipe to further mix the soap liquid with shower water. The shower soap cartridge including a body, a seal element fixed in the body, a plug, a cover, and a resilient element. The soap liquid is stored between the seal element and the plug. Thereby, the resilient element indirectly acts on the seal element to produce self-sealing effect and is removed from the water pipe randomly, and soap liquid in the shower soap cartridge will not leak. Accordingly, different shower soap cartridges are capable of being removed or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Mengfeng Cheng
  • Patent number: 8662418
    Abstract: A showerhead system for dispensing soap and water simultaneously having a reservoir with an inner cavity for holding a material, a first and second opening are each in the reservoir providing access to the inner cavity, a reservoir hose extending from the second opening into the inner cavity, a pump fluidly connected to the reservoir hose having a switch activating and deactivating the pump, a connector hose fluidly connected to the pump, and a showerhead having an inner cavity and a connector base for fluidly connecting to a main water line in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Peter M. Ferrante
  • Patent number: 8490891
    Abstract: A washing fluid supply structure of a water outlet device and a shower device, is arranged in the water supply pipeline of the water outlet device. It has a container for washing liquid, and a fluid supply device disposed in a main body which is a water flow pipeline. The upper end of the water flow pipeline is connected with a water supply pipeline, and the lower end of the water flow pipeline is connected with the water outlet device. A connecting pipe connects the container to the fluid supply device. The washing liquid flows into the fluid supply device through a pathway of one-way valves. The fluid supply device is connected to the water outlet device through a washing fluid delivery pipe. The washing liquid in the fluid supply device flows into the water outlet device through the pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tianyu Chen
  • Patent number: 8490890
    Abstract: A bathing apparatus includes an in-line mixing unit and a hand operated injecting unit. The mixing unit is coupled between a water supply pipe and a water dispensing device, such as a showerhead and is in fluid communication with the hand operated injection unit. The injection unit, upon user demand, draws a controllable predetermined quantity of bathing fluid from a standard off the shelf purchased bottle of bathing fluid, such as a bottle of bath oil, and then ejects, upon user demand and in a hands free operation, the drawn bathing fluid, at a user selected flow rate. The ejected bathing fluid passes to the mixing unit which causes the ejected bathing fluid to be mixed within a stream of water being delivered to the water dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: William Richard Craig
  • Patent number: 8333335
    Abstract: A shower head comprises an upper watering set including a tube having a channel formed therein, a first disc including a bottom wall, and a connection defined between the tube and the first disc and including an arcuate internal wall formed therein, between the internal wall and the bottom wall being defined plural radial passages; a lower watering set connected to the upper watering set and including a top surface disposed on a top end thereof and having a conical guiding peg inserted to the receiving chamber, the guiding peg including an arcuate periphery extending downward and outward to correspond to the internal wall; plural distances between the top surface and peripheral fences of the passages being equivalent to form a number of gaps so as to adjust flowing amounts in the passages individually; the top surface including a plurality of spouts relative to the passages to spray water flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Feng Xu, Mengfeng Cheng
  • Patent number: 8070074
    Abstract: A bathing apparatus includes an in-line mixing unit and a hand operated injecting unit. The mixing unit is coupled between a water supply pipe and a water dispensing device, such as a showerhead and is in fluid communication with the hand operated injection unit. The injection unit, upon user demand, draws a controllable predetermined quantity of bathing fluid from a standard off the shelf purchased bottle of bathing fluid, such as a bottle of bath oil, and then ejects, upon user demand and in a hands free operation, the drawn bathing fluid, at a user selected flow rate. The ejected bathing fluid passes to the mixing unit which causes the ejected bathing fluid to be mixed within a stream of water being delivered to the water dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: William Richard Craig
  • Patent number: 7975936
    Abstract: A plumbing fixture including, but not limited to, an aspirating type shower head operates to add a selected scent to the spray water. The showerhead utilizes a venturi assembly where the water supply passes through a venturi. A negative pressure is created at the high velocity water jet stream point, near the narrow area of the venturi. A number of small openings in the venturi, to a surrounding air chamber, allow air from the chamber, to be drawn into the venturi. The air chamber has inlet openings for the aspiration of room air. At a portion of these inlet openings is a quick connect port to receive a scented cartridge. The scent cartridge is positioned within the quick connect port of the showerhead. Room air is drawn through and over the scented material where the high velocity air picks up scent molecules for expulsion from the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: John J. Paoluccio
  • Publication number: 20110107513
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating mixing of a fluid, the apparatus comprising a first fluid channel in fluid communication with a mixing chamber for mixing the fluid with an agent, wherein the mixing chamber includes a dispenser to dispense the agent into the mixing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Ng Ghee Tjia
  • Patent number: 7918424
    Abstract: A suspending buckle mechanism of output water device, which connects to a supporting arm protruding out of a wall, includes a sucker mechanism, a suspending tube, a supporting hoop and an elastic buckle. The suspending tube has an upper part with a through fixing hole and a lower part fixed to the sucker mechanism. The supporting hoop includes: a connecting sleeve, on which an axial groove is internally and externally disposed, and two connecting sheets. Through holes are disposed in the connecting sheets. The connecting sheets are symmetrically fixed around the connecting sleeve. The elastic buckle is placed between the connecting sheets. The connecting sheets are inserted in the upper opening of the hanging tube in order to make the convex columns of the elastic buckle protrude out of the through hole and then inserted in the fixing hole, so that the connecting sleeve can clasp the supporting arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gangqiang Wu, Qingshuang Li, Bin Chen, Huasong Zhou
  • Patent number: 7770244
    Abstract: A soap-dispensing faucet structure comprises an upright cylindrical faucet body, having a spout extending outwards at the front side, and a tube seat at one side of the lower section to which a core shaft, a locking cap, and a faucet handle are sequentially mounted thereto. The upper section of the faucet has an appropriate-depth receiving chamber to which a sleeve cover and a pump device are combined to form an individual soap-receiving accommodation space. The lower section of the faucet has a set of cold and hot water ducts and an outlet tube that are fluidly connected to the core shaft of the tube seat to provide another individual water-discharging chamber linked to the spout to form a water influx-and-outflow circuit to be switched on and off by the faucet handle, providing a concise and whole depth-extending visual effect, and easier assembly and maintenance of the soap-dispensing faucet thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Pony Sanitary Ware Industrial Corporation
    Inventor: Jackson B Yeh
  • Patent number: 7611070
    Abstract: A plumbing fixture including an aspirating type showerhead operates to add a selected scent to the spray water. The showerhead utilizes a venturi assembly where the water supply passes through a venturi. A negative pressure is created at the high velocity water jet stream point, near the narrow area of the venturi. A number of small openings in the venturi, to a surrounding air chamber, allow air from the chamber, to be drawn into the venturi. The air chamber has inlet openings for the aspiration of room air. At a portion of these inlet openings is a quick connect port to receive a scented cartridge. The scent cartridge is then inserted into the quick connect port of the showerhead. Room air is then drawn through and over the scent cartridge where the high velocity air picks up scent molecules from the scented wick within the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: John J. Paoluccio
  • Patent number: 7451940
    Abstract: This invention will allow an individual to take a shower or bath and apply a moisturizer at the same time by moving a shaft into a particular position on the device. The movement of the shaft section will align a series of internal cavities or internal grooves to produce a vacuum in a connected bottle of moisturizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventors: Eloise Cartwright, Dan Rankin
  • Patent number: 7320438
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an inlet conduit that has a threaded coupling removably attachable to the water supply source. A housing is connected to the inlet conduit and includes spaced compartments for storing bathing gels. Each compartment includes an inlet port that is provided with an end cap positional thereon. Each compartment further includes a plurality of seals attached therein for limiting leakage of the bathing gels. An outlet conduit is attached to a lower portion of the housing and is pliable. The outlet conduit receives a mixed solution of water and bathing gels. The apparatus further includes a mechanism for regulating a quantity of the bathing gels that is dispensed and a mechanism for displaying a remaining quantity of the bathing gels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventors: Rendall H. Latin, Rama Germilus
  • Patent number: 7155758
    Abstract: A bathtub liquid dispensing system for dispensing a mixture of water and a household liquid, such as soap, shampoo and bath oil through an outlet such as a faucet of a bathtub. The bathtub liquid dispensing system comprises a bathtub having an outlet, a storage unit for storing at least one household liquid operatively connected to a bathtub water supply, and a control for connecting and disconnecting the storage unit from the bathtub water supply. In a first aspect of the invention the liquid is introduced into the bathtub water system by a venturi. In a second aspect of the invention, the storage unit is positioned above the bathtub and is introduced by gravity. The control is normally biased to an “off” position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventors: Joseph J. Berke, Charles T. Michael
  • Patent number: 6923384
    Abstract: A liquid additive dispensing apparatus for dispensing a liquid additive into, above or adjacent to a shower stream emitted from a shower head including an additive reservoir, an additive dispensing conduit, with a valve, which extends from a lower portion of the additive reservoir, and a support having proximal and distal portions. The proximal portion of the support includes a mount adapted for mounting the support to a shower structure, such as the water supply pipe, shower head, a wall, or a curtain rod, and the distal portion is attached to the additive reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: Julie A. Cernik
  • Patent number: 6647566
    Abstract: An automatic bath additive feeder includes an additive container confining an inner space, and a valve unit mounted on the container. The valve unit includes a valve body formed with a valve opening and confining a valve chamber that is in fluid communication with the inner space through the valve opening, a valve disk for controlling opening and closing of the valve opening, and a partition dividing the valve chamber into first and second chamber halves. A channel is formed between the first and second chamber halves so as to branch a liquid flow to the inner space through the valve opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventor: Sheng-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 6421847
    Abstract: A household liquid dispensing system for dispensing a household liquid, such as soap, shampoo, dish washing detergent and bath oil through an outlet of a household water system. The liquid dispensing system comprises a household water system having an outlet, a storage unit for storing at least one liquid operatively connected to the household water system, and a control for connecting and disconnecting the storage unit to the household water system. In a first aspect of the invention the liquid is introduced into the household water system by a venturi. In a second aspect of the invention, the storage unit is positioned above an outlet of the household water system and is introduced by gravity. The control is normally biased to an “off” position. This invention can be utilized for showers, bathtubs, laundry tubs and sinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventors: Joseph J. Berke, Charles T. Michael
  • Patent number: 6079060
    Abstract: A multiple spray head showering fixture for spraying water at a user from opposite directions. The multiple spray head showering fixture includes an elongate pipe with spaced apart proximal and distal spray heads coupled thereto. The proximal spray head is positioned towards and spaced apart from a proximal end of the pipe. The distal spray head is positioned adjacent a distal end of the pipe. The pipe has a main valve between the proximal and distal spray heads to selective open and close passage of fluid therethrough from the proximal end of the pipe to the distal spray head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Inventor: Todd A. Walker
  • Patent number: 5991937
    Abstract: A bidet device (10) includes a hand held spray member (12). An assembly (14) is for supplying a source of warm water to the hand held spray member (12), so that the warm water can be ejected from the hand held spray member (12) and be directed to a crotch area of a female person over a bowl (16) of a conventional toilet (18). An assembly (20) is for supplying a source of warm air to the hand held spray member (12), so that the warm air can be ejected from the hand held spray member (12) and be directed to the crotch area of the female person to dry the crotch area. An assembly (22) in the hand held spray member (12) is for supplying a source of liquid soap, so that the liquid soap can be ejected from the hand held spray member (12) and be directed to the crotch area of the female person to help clean the crotch area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Stephen G Safara
  • Patent number: 5987682
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus is provided including a brush assembly adapted to emit water therefrom upon the receipt thereof. Also included is a hose connected to the brush assembly. Next provided is an elastomeric cover connected to the hose and further releasably securable to a water outlet of a bathing stall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: John L. Rossi
  • Patent number: 5823441
    Abstract: A system having a diverter valve installed between a source of pressurized water and a dispensing shower head for conducting a portion of water from the main flow to an article or device of personal hygiene. The valve may include a return port for conducting water from the device back to the valve for discharge with the main flow through the shower head. A venturi is included in the valve for controlling the main flow and for water conservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Paul T. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 5562248
    Abstract: A showerhead and soap dispensing system which has improved properties of soap lathering and control thereof. This system includes a frusto-conical body having an internal annular channel in fluid communication with a soap-containing enclosure via a soap-receiving input conduit. This channel has a plurality of output apertures associated therewith. The system also includes a frusto-conical plug having an upstream hollow portion with a multiplicity of exit apertures and a downstream solid portion. The solid portion of the plug and the body form therebetween a lathering chamber. The axial position of the plug will control the lather and water flow characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Inventor: Mahmound Khalifka
  • Patent number: 5507413
    Abstract: An automatic liquid soap dispenser includes a liquid soap container which receives liquid soap therein and which has a bottom wall that is formed with an outlet port. A tubular body is secured to a bottom surface of the bottom wall such that a through-hole at a closed rear portion of the tubular body is aligned with the outlet port. The closed rear portion of the tubular body is further formed with an upright soap outlet adjacent to the through-hole. A movable blocking member is provided adjacent to said closed rear portion and is movable to block and unblock the through-hole so as to control the flow of the liquid soap through the soap outlet. The plunger has a piston which extends fittingly and movably into the tubular body via an open front portion of the latter, and a flexible shaft portion connected to the piston. A driving unit is activated by a detecting unit upon detection of a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Shih Kong Inc.
    Inventor: Ching-Shih Chen
  • Patent number: 5344047
    Abstract: An automatic liquid soap dispenser includes a liquid soap container which receives liquid soap therein and which has a bottom wall that is formed with an outlet port. A flow control unit includes a plunger and a tubular body secured to a bottom surface of the bottom wall such that a through-hole at a closed rear portion of the tubular body is aligned with the outlet port. The closed rear portion of the tubular body is further formed with an upright soap outlet adjacent to the through-hole. A ball valve unit controls the flow of liquid soap through the soap outlet. The plunger has a piston which extends fittingly and movably into the tubular body via an open front portion of the latter, and a flexible shaft portion connected to the piston. An actuating unit includes an infrared unit for detecting a target, a driving unit activated by the infrared unit upon detection of the target, and a driving gear driven rotatably by the driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Shih Kong, Inc.
    Inventor: Ching-Shih Chen
  • Patent number: 5333789
    Abstract: There is provided a new and useful insert for dispersing a liquid additive into a water inlet stream in a conventional shower assembly wherein the assembly includes a water inlet pipe and a shower head assembly, the insert comprising a cylindrical body member having a wall, the member adapted for attaching at one end to the inlet pipe and at an opposite end to the shower head assembly; a baffle within and intermediate the ends of the body, the baffle dividing the body into an inlet and an outlet chamber and having a longitudinal passage therethrough from the first to the second chamber; and first and second passages through the wall, respectively from each of the inlet and outlet chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Inventor: David Garneys
  • Patent number: 5274858
    Abstract: A shower soap assembly is provided for mounting to a shower head fixture. The assembly has open opposite ends and soap holding screens mounted within for holding a cake of soap. When soap is desired, the housing is moved to a down soap loaded position such that water from the shower head nozzle passes through the housing dissolving the soap, and soapy water is dispensed through the output end. When soap is no longer desired, the housing is moved to an upright position out of the path of the stream of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventor: Gerald W. Berry