Deformable Toilet Traps Patents (Class 4/DIG16)
  • Patent number: 5446928
    Abstract: A toilet stool including a bowl supported above the ground, a flexible hose connecting the bowl to a sewer pipe and a support member for releasably retaining the flexible hose in a trap configuration. The bowl is lifted and the flexible hose substantially straightened to flush the toilet stool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Inventor: Raymond R. Daniels
  • Patent number: 5257422
    Abstract: The bowl (18) of a urinal is detachably fastened with threaded bolts (20) to a building wall (19). After detaching the bowl (18), it can be swung away from the building wall (19) by a limited amount by a pivoting device (26, 27, 28) for maintenance of control devices (23) and fittings (21). The drain socket (24) is connected to the drain elbow (17) by a flexible line (12). In the use position of the urinal, a partially flexible siphon trap (12) is wound such that it forms a drain siphon. When the bowl (18) is swung away from the building wall (19), the flexible line (12) is stretched, and it is not necessary to detach the connection between the socket (24) and the drain elbow (17). The present invention permits simple maintenance of devices and fittings arranged covered behind the bowl (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Assignee: Geberit AG
    Inventor: Urs Ruegg
  • Patent number: 5063616
    Abstract: A drainage trap with a trap portion is described for use with drain pipes from sinks or other fixtures that fits pipe of different diameters, the drain pipes need not be in perfect alignment. The drainage trap can be easily attached and detached at its upper end to a drain outlet and at its lower end to a discharge pipe, is molded of a self-supporting, flexible material which allows the drainage trap to be manually manipulated. The drainage trap has an S-shaped configuration which enables the trap portion to be movable in a vertical direction towards the drain outlet and a horizontal direction towards the discharge pipe for the purpose of draining the trap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Inventor: Jeremiah J. Bresnahan
  • Patent number: 4922554
    Abstract: An elongate plate having prealigned holes for guiding a flexible conduit in both the horizontal and vertical directions in order to form a flexible drain trap for permanently retaining a proper quantity of water therein to prevent an intrusion by insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Inventor: Jin-Chyuan Hwang
  • Patent number: 4516278
    Abstract: A plumbing trap is described for use with drain pipes from sinks or other fixtures that fits pipe of different diameters, which drain pipes need not be in perfect alignment, and may be of a different diameter at the entrance than at the exit of the trap. The trap can be easily attached and detached, is molded of a flexible plastic which provides a soft structure that can be manually manipulated to discharge obstructions therefrom without removal from the drain pipes, and is impervious to most chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Inventor: Lee T. Lamond
  • Patent number: 3967324
    Abstract: A flexible trap for a waste line assembly of a toilet includes a U-shaped portion having a pair of upwardly extending legs and a lower section having a threaded hole therethrough. A threaded plug threadably engages the threaded hole. A linear portion having a flexible corrugated section therein is affixed perpendicularly in a fluid serial connection to an upper end of a leg of the U-shaped portion. The U-shaped portion and the linear portion have a continuous bore therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1976
    Assignee: Lawrence Peska Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Ernest Gene Olive