1
Peter A. Bouchard
Peter Bouchard: Toilet fill valve including leak prevention mechanism. Watts Water Technologies, Edwards Wildman Palmer, David J Silvia, George N Chaclas, March 13, 2012: US08132273 (4 worldwide citation)

A toilet fill valve having a mechanism for preventing leakage from a tank of the toilet between flush cycles. The mechanism includes links that are normally locked to prevent the fill valve from opening. The links are operatively connected to a handle of the toilet such that the links are unlocked a ...


2
Peter A. Bouchard
Peter Bouchard: Toilet fill valve including leak prevention mechanism. Watts Water Technologies, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, September 4, 2008: US20080209619-A1

A toilet fill valve having a mechanism for preventing leakage from a tank of the toilet between flush cycles. The mechanism includes links that are normally locked to prevent the fill valve from opening. The links are operatively connected to a handle of the toilet such that the links are unlocked a ...


3
Craig Allen
Craig Allen Helber: Apparatus for in-wall storage of a toilet plunger. Craig A Helber, January 23, 2003: US20030015946-A1

Apparatus for storing and concealing a toilet plunger in a bathroom wall. The storage apparatus comprises restraint means for compressing the toilet plunger cup or bulb and retaining it in a compressed state. In a preferred embodiment, the plunger cup or bulb is compressed to substantially less than ...


4
Naoki Tsukamura, Kiyoshi Alyfuku, Yuzuru Nakamura, Yoshiki Hiruta, Hiroshi Tsuboi: Stool-type apparatus for sampling and assay of urine with swingable carriage. Toto, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, February 9, 1993: US05184359 (144 worldwide citation)

A toilet system (10) with urine assay function is disclosed which comprises a toilet stool (12) having a toilet bowl (14) and a small urine-sampling cavity (52). A frame (42) is mounted on the toilet stool to support a testing sheet handling and transfer mechanism (30) which comprises a swingable ca ...


5
Frederic Lissau: Automatic flushing system. Sloan Valve Company, Kinzer Plyer Dorn & McEachran, January 12, 1982: US04309781 (114 worldwide citation)

An automatic flushing system having an electrically-operated flush valve, a sensor for determining the presence of a person and a control circuit responsive to the sensor for initiating the operation of the flush valve. The sensor emits pulses from within a defined viewing area. A lens system is arr ...


6
Charles F Pulvari: Automated flush system. Jim Zegeer, February 27, 1979: US04141091 (95 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an automated flush system which senses the approach and departure of an object or person and produces control signals indicative of said approach and departure, respectively. A discriminator unit receives and decodes the approach and departure signals to produce a flush control si ...


7
Shiro Saito, Ryuichi Kawamoto, Mineharu Kondo, Shigeru Sakakibara: Apparatus for detecting ingredient in urine, a toilet stool equipped with a urine detecting device and a room for urine detecting facility. Inax Corporation, Kanesaka & Takeuchi, March 30, 1993: US05198192 (90 worldwide citation)

A urine detection device is disposed to a urine receiving surface of a toilet stool in which urine, diluting water and reagent are mixed by vertically moving a piston in the cylinder of the detection device, the reaction between them is detected by an electrode and the ingredient in urine is detecte ...


8
Natan E Parsons, Joel S Novak: Flush system. Recurrent Solutions Partnership, Cesari & McKenna, June 30, 1992: US05125621 (90 worldwide citation)

A replacement apparatus (50) for converting a manual flush mechanism to automatic operation includes a partition base (76) secured to a replacement cap (68) that forms two spaced-apart openings (96 and 98). A valve operator (58) is so mounted on the replacement cap (68) as to form with the upper sur ...


9
Dilworth D Sanderson: Fully automatic toilet system. Terry M Gernstein, August 6, 1991: US05036553 (87 worldwide citation)

A toilet includes a toilet bowl fluidically connected to a water storage tank. A control circuit is mounted on the storage tank and a water level sensor circuit is mounted on the bowl. A control panel is manually set to set the amount of water used in a flush cycle, and a fluid pump is used to move ...


10
Frank Clark: Showerhead with grooved water release ducts. Frank Clark, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US, May 23, 2006: US07048210 (73 worldwide citation)

A showerhead as described herein includes a translucent hollow body having a fluid chamber, and a fluid distribution element configured to release fluid contained in the fluid chamber. The fluid distribution element includes a plurality of raised concentric rings having peaks that serve as the fluid ...



Click the thumbnails below to visualize the patent trend.