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Publication numberUS1307535 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 24, 1919
Filing dateApr 17, 1919
Publication numberUS 1307535 A, US 1307535A, US-A-1307535, US1307535 A, US1307535A
InventorsJ. Ciancaglini
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Disinfectant apparatus
US 1307535 A
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R. .I. CIANCAGLINI.

DISINFECTANT APPARATUS APPLICATION FILED APR.17. 1919.

1,307,535. PatenteAiJune 24, 1919.

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DISINFECTANT APPARATUS.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 11. I919.

Patented June 24, 1919.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2- yams-g H UNITED STATES PATENT omncn.

RUDOLPH J'. GIANCAG-LINI, 0F PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

DISINFECTANT APPARATUS.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, RUDOLPH J. CIANCAG- LINI, a subject of the King of Italy, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Disinfectant Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.

One object of my invention is to provide improved means for dispensing measured and predetermined quantities of disinfecting material into water closets or similar devices.

' Another object is to so construct my apparatus that it can be easily and conven iently attached to the flushing mechanism of water closets or the like, so that after each flushing operation a measured or predetermined quantity of disinfecting material will be dispensed into the closet and thereby prevent waste of the disinfecting material which would otherwise occur if the disinfecting material were supplied continuously and at times other than when the closet is used.

A still further object is to make the apparatus of my invention of a simple and durable construction and so that it will not readily get out of order.

These objects, and other advantageous ends which will be described hereinafter, I attain in the following manner, reference being had to the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a front elevation of a water closet and a flush tank connected thereto, said tank and closet being equipped with my invention; a portion of the closet and tank being broken away so as to clearly show the manner in which my invention is attached thereto,

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the apparatus shown in Fig. 1,

Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2,

Fi 4 is a sectional plan view taken on the line 44 of Fig. 3,

Fi 5 is a sectional plan view taken on the lme 5-5 of Fig. 3, and

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary elevation of certain of the elements shown in Fig. 3 and moved in another position to permit the entrance of a quantity of disinfecting liquid into the casing which forms a part of my invention. 7

Referring to the drawings, 7 represents a Specification of Letters Patent. Patented June 24, 1919 Application filed April 17, 1919.

Serial No. 290,672.

water closet bowl which is connected by a flush pipe 8 to a water reservoir or tank 9 in the usual manner, it being understood that the flush water within the tank 9 will be delivered into the bowl 7 when a knob 10 is manually depressed, said knob being connected by a link 11 to a pivoted lever 12, said lever 12 being connected to releasing mechanism (not illustrated) in the usual manner so that when swung by the afore said movement of the knob 10 it will release the water within the tank 9 and permit the water to rush into the bowl 7. A casing 13 includes a hollow body portion 14, a top plate 15 and a removable side section 16. The top plate 15 is secured to the body portion 13 and to the bottom of the tank 9 by means of machine screws 17 or other suitable means. The side section 16 is secured to the body portion 14 by screws 18 and serves to provide a chamber 19 which communicates with a port 20 which leads to the interior of the body portion 14. A piston valve 21 is adapted to move axially within a cylindrical cavity 22 in the body portion 14. The port 20 communicates With the chamber 19 and with the bottom of the cavity 22. The body portion 14 has an annular rib 26 -which projects upwardly and forms a. seat for the bottom of the piston valve 21. The bottom of the body portion 14 also has arecess 27 formed within the confines of the rib 26 and in direct axial alinement with the piston valve 21. A disinfectant supply pipe 28 is connected to the body portion 14 and communicates with the recess 27.

For the purpose of raising the piston valve 21, I provide a piston rod 29 which extends through the piston valve 21 and is connected to the piston at its bottom by a nut 30 and at the top by a collar 31 havin an annularly projecting flange 32 spaced ove the top of the piston valve. A coiled spring 33 encircles the piston rod 29 and is interposed between the top plate 15 and the top of the flange 32. A two-arm lever 34 is pivoted at 25 and has one of its arms 36 forked so as to embrace the collar 31, as clearly shown in Figs. 3 and 4. The pivot 35 is supported in a bracket 37 which is secured to the body portion 14 and the other arm 38 of the lever 34 extends through an opening 39 in the body portion 14 into the chamber 19. The free end of the arm 38 has a valve 40 thereon adapted, under certain conditions,

. move'"d upwardly. zIt-isthusobvious that'no perforated portion to permit the room or other place where the apparatus is placed to be disinfected due to the evaporation of the disinfecting material. 7 H

A pipe lat is connected to the side section 16 of the casing 13 and communicates with thebottom of the chamber 19 and the flush pipe 8. v I p l In the form of my invention as illustrated I have shown the plate 15 of the casing 13 provided with a boss .45 which extends into the water tank 9 and forins'a connection for a tube 46, said, tube being open at its upper end and of'such height that said upper end will always be above the level 47 (see Fig. 1) of the water in the tank 9. v I

{The piston rod 29 extends upwardly through the tube lGand is connected to the lever. 12. The operation of niyinvention is as follows; When the knob 10 is depressed to cause the flushing ofthe bowl 7, the piston rod 29 will be raised as will also bethe piston valve 21, Iheraisingofthe piston valve Qlwill cause the lever 34toibe swung on its pivot ,35 so. that the valve40 will moved to cut oif or close the port 20 to the chamber 19. Upon raising ofthe piston valve 21, the disinfecting fluid, as clearly shown in Fig. :6, will run into the bottom ofthe cavity 22 and fill'the space between thebottom of the piston valve 21 and thetop ,cfthe rib 26. In other words, thedisinfecting fluid will run through the recess 27 and between the piston valve and rib 26 into the port 20. However, it is impossible, owingto the fact that the valve 40 is closed, for the disinfecting flmd to pass into the chamber 19 as long asthe :p'iston valve 21 is held its position. When the knob 10 is releasedito permit the piston rod 29 to, be moveddo-wnwardly by the spring 33 and action of gravlty, the piston valve 21 will move toward its seat rib 26 th va eo. W ll bbii i t0 *l i li i the disinfecting liquid to pass into the chamber .19 and then 'through'the pipe Minto the W V'ith the construction as illustrated and described, the disinfecting material will be supplied in measured quantitiessufiicient for disinfecting purposes but will not be wasted for the reason that the quantities of disinfecting-material are only releasedafter the flush operating means has been released or,las particularly set forth, after the knob 10 has "been released and permitted to be matter how long a person holds the knob 10 down so as to flush the bowl completely there will be no disinfecting material dispensed until after-the knob 10 has been released.

Fifrtliermore, by interposing the spring I1 between the forked end of the arm 36 and the top of the piston valve 21, the lever 34; will be moved by resilient means and therefore insure a tight engagement of the valve 4-0 in contact with the part of the body portion which provides the port 20. I also preferablyprovide the contacting portion of the valve $0 with a resilient facing 48, such for example as leather fiber or other mate rial which will not be affected by the infecting material, so as toinsure a tight closing of the port 20, Insimilar manner I also provide the piston valve 21 with a set ingasket i9 of resilient material which will form a tight seatagainst the rib 26. ,While I have described myinvention as taking a particular form, it will be under- S I. stood that the var ous parts of my invention may be changed without departing from the spirit thereof, and hence I do not limit myself to the precise construction set forth, but consider that I am at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly come within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire tosecure by Let- Iters Patent is 1, Apparatus of the character described including acasing having a cavity; a supply pipe for disinfecting material communicating withsaid cavity; a, valve for cu'ttingofi the passage of said disinfecting material into said cavity; a portcommunicating with said cavity; an outlet pipe communicating with said port; a lever having a valve thereon adapted to close said port, said first valve having a collar connected thereto, said lever having a portion for engagement said collar and a spring interposed between said latter portion of the lever and the first mentioned valve, whereby when said jfirst mentioned valve is opened the lever will be actuated through the medium of said spring to moveits va'lve into closing position with said port; and a cushion spring interposed between said first valve and the casing; substantially as described. L

'2. Apparatus of the character described including a casing havinga cavity; a supply p'ipe for disinfecting material communicating with said cavity; a'valve forcuttingoff thepassage of said disinfecting material into said cavity; a port communicating with said cavity; an outlet pipe communicating with the lever will be actuated to move its valve into o g zpcs ul wi h ,i i u'po tgi lever also being actuated by" the closing movement of said first valve to move said second valve into an open position; substantially as described.

3. Apparatus of the. character described including a casing having a cavity; a supply pipe-for disinfecting material communicating with said cavity; a valve for cutting off the passage of said disinfecting material into said cavity; a port communicating with said cavity; an outlet pipe communicating With said port; and a lever having a valve thereon adapted to close said port, said first valve having a collar connected thereto, said lever having a forked end embracing said collar and a spring interposed between said forked portion of the lever and the first mentioned valve, whereby when said first mentioned valve is open the lever will be actuated through the medium of said spring to move its valve into closing position with said port; substantially as described.

4. The combination with flushing apparatus including a water reservoir, a flush pipe, and means operative to release the water from said reservoir into said flush pipe, of a supply conduit for disinfecting material; an outlet conduit for said material; means providin an intermediate passageway for said disinfecting material between said supply conduit and the outlet conduit; means opera- Gopies of this patent may be obtained for tive to admit portions of said disinfecting material from said supply conduit into said intermediate passageway and to hold said portions in said intermediate passageway, said latter mentioned means also being op erative to release said portions to permit them to pass into said outlet conduit, said latter mentioned means also being operative to cut off said material from passing from said supply conduit into said intermediate passageway when the material within said intermediate passageway is released; and means operatively connecting said latter mentioned means to said first mentioned means whereby when said first mentioned means is operated said latter mentioned means will be moved to admit portions of said disinfecting material from said supply conduit into said intermediate passageway and to hold said portions in said intermediate passageway until said first means is released; substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

RUDOLPH J. CIANCAGLINI.

Witnesses:

CHAS. E. Po'r'rs, JOSHUA R. H. Por'rs.

five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, I). C.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2672622 *Oct 30, 1950Mar 23, 1954Foster John EDisinfectant attachment for flush tanks
US4216027 *Apr 18, 1978Aug 5, 1980The Procter & Gamble CompanyMethod and apparatus for cleansing and disinfecting a flushing toilet
US4539179 *Dec 27, 1983Sep 3, 1985Twinoak Products, Inc.Method for cleansing and disinfecting toilet tanks and bowls
Classifications
U.S. Classification4/224
Cooperative ClassificationE03D9/037