US 1960839 A
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C. CAMPU May 1934.
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Patented May 29, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFicE BIDET V Cesare 0. Campus, Santa Monica, Calif. I
Application November 6, 1928, Serial No. 317,544
This invention relates toa lavatory attachment for water closet bowls and the tains more particularly to a bidet device adapt ed to be connected to the type of clo in current use.
like and perset bowls now The present invention contemplates a bidet fixture supported by the closet seat structure.
Heretofore, it has been the practice to moun bidet fixtures in conjunction with bowls so as to direct a stream of water in an upw ard direction.
cles near the bowl. In the event that the attachment is fixed directly under the face of the seat,
and the seat is raised, the bidet supply line being open, the nozzle points upward and the jet will project a stream to the ceiling. In'the use of cold water only in a bidet nozzle the user may be subjected to a nervous shock and in the use of hot water only there is always a liability of V scalding the body. 'Therefore, to obtain the proper temperature it is desirable to mixthe hot and cold water. Where a mixing valve is used, adjustment must be made until water ofthe right temperature is obtained. During this period water must be wasted until the desi 'ture is obtained. In the case of a red temperathermostatic valvefthere is generally a long column of cold water tobe discharged before water at the right temperature will reach the bidet nozzle.
present invention contemplates a fixture which without any auxiliary apparatus will permit the water wasted during the temperature adjustment to run directly into the bowl.
not in position for use.
It is desirable to provide a bidet device which will become automatically inoperative when the seat is raised or The present invention has for its objects the provision of any or all of the following features in conjunctionwith a water closet bowl; a bidet fixture mounted soasto project water into the bowl particularly when the fixture sitionfor use; a bidet fixture associ is not in poated with the seat structure; a bidet fixture mounted on' the seat and above the unders'urface thereof; a bidet fixture having a nozzle swingable in a vertical diin cooperation with the control.
These objects together with othe r objects and The corresponding accomplishments are obtained by means of the embodiments of my invention illus- 4 trated in the accompanying drawings, in"
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Fig. 1 is a plan view of a seat having a bidet attachment secured thereto, the position of the nozzle being manually controllable and there being provided a shut-off operable by swinging of the seat, part of the structure being shown in cross-section; Fig. 2 is a side elevation oi the bowl and seat together with the bidet attachment shown in Fig. 1, parts being shown in section as seen on the line 2- -2 of Fig. l; Fig. 3 is a detail View partly in section of the conduit rod and nozzle used with the structure shown in Figs. 1 and 2 the section being'taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 4; Fig. 4 is an axial section through the nozzle shown in Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is a plan View of a detail showing an automaticshut-oil? operable by the seat and which may be substituted for the shutoil shown in Figs. 1 to 4; Fig. 6 is a face view of v the valve seat employed in the structure shown in Fig. 5: Fig.7 is a plan view of a seat and another forz'n of bidet attachment having a swinging nozzle, parts being shown in section: Fig. 8 is a sectional elevation taken on the line 8-8 of Fig. 9 through a fragment of a bowl and seat showing a steady type ofnozzle and an automatic shut-' 011'; Fig. 9 is a plan view of the structure shown in Fig. 8, the bidet structure being shown in section; and Fig. 10 is an elevation of a clamp' employed with the structure shown in Figs. 8
and 9. Referring more particularly to the species shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, A indicates a water'closet bowl in general of a conventional type having a' rear'fiange extension 26 adapted for fitting a service pipe thereto and for attachm nt of a seat. Secured to the extension by a threaded shank and bolt is a ball hinge member 27 having pivotally mounted therein a trunnion 28 afiixed to'the seat 29. The rear of the seat is recessed below the upper surface to accommodate a bidet nozzle 30, best shown in Figs. Sand 4. The nozzle 30 is angled and is provided with a jet passage 31, there being a head 32 at the I other end having a laterally extending threaded opening communicating with the passageway 31. 1 This opening is internally threaded to receive a conduit bar 33 having a lateral portfor commu-. nication of the bore of the conduit with the passageway 31. A set screw 34 serves to fix the nozzle to the conduit bar in proper angular relation. Atthe end of the conduit bar opposite to the nozzle is an enlargement 35 having a thread of a properly designed pitch as will be understood as the description proceeds. A sleeve 36 is mounted in a bore in the seat and is pivotally disposed in a ring hinge member 37 secured to extension 26. The seat is thus hingedly supported by the sleeve 36 and the trunnion 28 working in their respective hinge members. Journalled in the sleeve 36 is the conduit bar 33, the nozzle 30 being disposed in the recess inthe-seat'and having a slight lateral clearance 38. Mounted in any suitable manner to one side of the seat is a valve casing 39 serving as a mixing valve having a tapped opening to engage the threaded portion 35 of the conduit bar, a bonnet 40 being provided. A closure plug 41 is threaded into the casing in alinement with the conduit bar and carries a tap seat 42 for cooperation with a valve seat end 43 on the conduit bar. A 'T fitting 44 is connected to the side of the valve casing, the other branches thereof being controlled'by manuallyoperable .valves 45 and .46. Oneof these valves may controlahotwatergline andthe other a-cold waterline. Fixed to the conduit bar is a handle 47, whereby the conduit bar may be swung. On the head of the nozzle is ashoulder 48 for coaction with a shoulder on the seat .to limit the backward swinging ,movement of the nozzle in relation to the seat.
With the nozzle inits lower position as shown in full lines in Fig.2, the stream issuing therefrom will be directed almost vertically downward into the bowl preferably at the .rear thereof. In this position the stream cannot be used for irrigation purposes. If the valves-45 and 46.are'.open, the temperature of the Waterenteringthe nozzle may be determined by feeling the exposed portion of the conduit bar, it being preferable that this bar be of pressed metal with a thin wall .to best conduct the heat. After the correct and comfortable temperature has been reached, the handle v47 is grasped and pulled upwardly so as to position the nozzle as shown in-dotted lines in Fig. 2. The jet issuing from the .nozzle is then so :projectedas to be used'for irrigation purposes andif theseat is unoccupied will strike the bowl at pocket a. Swinging of the conduit bar will cause travel of the valveend 43 toward the tap seat'42,'but the pitch is so adjustedthat the valve end-will-remain clear of thezseat permitting the passage of water to the nozzle. If the closet-seat is=unoccupied and is in'raisedpositionrand either or both valves 45 and 46 shouldbe opened while in such position the valve end 43 being tightly seated upon the tap seat 42 closes the supply to the nozzle. If such means ;were not provided, and the=nozzle were in'itszposition'for .use, a jet of water would be projected upwardly and .beyond the bowl. It will :be noted that the clearance 38 permitsmovement of the nozzle :so as .to accomvalve casing comprises a tubular member 49 ex ternally threaded at one end :to receive 'a' bonnet 50,.a washer 51 being mounted between the bonnet :and the end of the tubular member. Atthe other end the'tubular member is internally threaded to receive a tap seat member 52 having ,a tap seat 53 at the center thereof raised to cooperate with the valve seat end 43. Perforations 54 open alongside of the tap seat and communicate with the bore of the tap seat member. The tap seat member is reduced in diameter and threaded to receive a valve casing 55 provided with a manually operable valve 56 to control a service line 57. The operation of the structure is obvious.
In Fig. 7 another species of .bidet fixture is shown wherein the seat 29 has a recess at the rear for the accommodation of a bidet nozzle. Ring hinge members 58 and 59 provide for mounting the seat and associated parts upon the bowl. Collar extensions 60 and 61 accommodate ring hinge members 62 and 63 secured to the seat. The bar 64 is journalled in ring member 59 and has a handle 65 for operation. At the end opposite the handle, the bar is provided with a socket 66 and pinned therein is one end of a nozzle bar. The nozzle bar marked 67 has a passageway openingtothe bore=of aswingable nozz1e68. By .turningthe handle 65, the nozzle :68 may be swung in the manner of the nozzleshown in Figs. 1 and 2. In order not to detract from the appearance, of the structure, asleeve'69 is placedover the hollowportion of the nozzlebar.
Hinge ring member 58 is constructed at the outer side .toprovideastuffing box 70,.anipple 71*serving asa gland. Nipple 71 is comiected to a T fitting :72, the-other branches of -which:are connected :to valves 73 and 74 which may lead to hot and cold water supply lines.
Inthestructure last describedthere is no automatic shut-01f, the nozzle being swung by the handle -65 into active -or inactive position. -It
so that no cramping of the nozzle swinging-elements occurs.
Referringto Figs. 8, 9.and 10a steady type nozzle is.-shown attached to aiseat .75 and provided ber '81 journalled in the ball hinge member 76- andhaving an extension 82 serving asa tap seat.
The chamber is provided at the opposite end with a stufling boss 83 through which passes a conduit .bar 84 provided with an enlarged portion 85 having .a thread to engage :a corresponding thread within the chamber of the casing. .At the inner end of the conduit bar-is a valve end 86 to vcoact with the tap seat 82. Theconduit .bar 84 .is clamped in the member 77 .to hold it fixed in position. Swinging of the seat will cause the casingto travel with the valve endand .tapseat travelling ,to and from each other so as .to close the supply line when the seatisraisedor in inac tive position and to open the :supply .line when.
the seat is in position for use. The lateral .opening to the chamber of the :casing has received therein a bushing 87 over which is mounted the inlet endof a nozzle body 88. The nozzle body is embedded in the rearof the seat'and has a jet nozzle 89 extending therefromeand through the wall of the seat so as to project a stream of water downwardly when the seat is in active position.
.110 will be noted that in both the speciesabove-de scribed, the weight of the :seat is carried inde-- pendent of .the bearings for swinging the nozzle- For the convenience of assembly, a closure plug 90 is threaded into an opening in the casing in registration with the bushing 87.
It is obvious that by lifting the seat to its nonuse position, the supply of water will be shut off from the nozzle. When the seat is down or in its position for use, water will be supplied to the nozzle when the bidet valve attached to the bidet end of tubular member 84 is operated.
It will be understood that in the types of automatic shut-off valves shown in Figs. 1 to 5 inclusive 8 and 9, the closet seats will ordinarily be moved through an angle greater than 90, in order to bring the seats center of gravity over its pivotal axis and the pitches of the threads on the conduit rod will be arranged accordingly. The bowls may be constructed so that there is an inner overhanging portion to prevent splashing of the jet when striking the side of the bowl.
It will also be noted that in the species shown in Figs. 8 to 10, the operating structure is between the hinges thereby aiding in alinement and simplifying installation. Covers for the seats may be attached by well known mechanical ex pedients.
What I claim is:-
1. The combinaton with a closet bowl and a movable seat therefor, of a bidet fixture associated with said seat above the under surface thereof and having a nozzle adapted to discharge a stream in a downward direction relatively to the said bowl when the said seat is in its position for use, and means operable by the movement of the seat from its position for use for shutt'ng off the water supply to the said bidet fixture.
2. The combination with a closet bowl and a seat therefor adapted to be moved to and from positions for use and non-use, of a bidet nozzle associated with the seat above the under surface from positions for use and non-use when the seat is in position for use, the said nozzle when in position for non-use being adapted to direct a stream downwardly toward the back of the bowl and when in position for use adapted to direct a stream downwardly toward the front of the bowl.
4. The combination with a closet bowl and a seat therefor, of a bidet nozzle associated with the seat, and means for shifting the nozzle to and from positions for use and non-use, the
said nozzle when in position for use being adapted to direct a stream downwardly toward the front of the bowl and when in position for nonuse being adapted to direct a stream downwardly toward the rear of the bowl.
5. The combination with a closet bowl'and a seat therefor adapted to be moved to and from positions for use and non-use, of a bidet nozzle associated with the seat and sh ftable to and from positions for use and non-use, the said nozzle when in position for non-use being adapted to direct a stream downwardly toward the rear of the bowl and when in position for use to direct a stream downwardly toward the front I of the bowl, and means operative upon raising position for non-use to direct a stream down-.
wardly toward the rear of the bowl and when in position for use to direct a stream downwardly toward the front of the bowl, and means operative in moving the seat from its position for use to its position for non-use for shutting off the water supply to the said nozzle.
7. The combination with a closet bowl and a seat therefor, of a bidet nozzle associated with the seat above the under surface thereof, the sad nozzle being shiftable to and from positions for use and non-use and adapted when in position for non-use to direct a stream downwardly toward the rear of the bowl and when in position for use to direct a stream downwardly toward the front of the bowl.
8. The combination with a closet bowl and a seat therefor, of a bidet nozzle associated with the seat above the under surface thereof, and means for moving the bidet nozzle to and from positions for use and non-use, the said bidet nozzle being adapted when in position for non-use to direct a stream downwardly toward the rear of the bowl and when in position for use to direct a stream downwardly toward the front of the bowl.
9. The combination with a closet bowl and a seat therefor adapted to be moved to and from positions for use and non-use, of a bidet nozzle associated with the seat above the under surface thereof, means for shifting the bidet nozzle to and from positions for use and non-use, the said bidet nozzle when in position for non-use being adapted to direct a stream downwardly toward the rear of the bowl and when in position for use to direct a stream downwardly toward the front of the bowl, and means operative upon moving the seat from its position for use to its position for non-use for shutting off the supply tothe bidet nozzle. r
10. The combination with a closet bowl and a seat therefor, of a supply conduit, a nozzle associated with the seat above the under surface thereof, the said nozzle being adapted to direct a stream downwardly into the said bowl, a shutoff Valve, and means for hingedly connecting the seat on the supply conduit to close the shutoff valve by raising the same.
11. The combination with a closet bowl and a seat therefor adapted to be moved to and from positions for use and non-use, of a supply conduit, a bidet nozzle associated with the supply conduit and also with the said seat above the under surface thereof, a shut-off valve, means for shifting the bidet nozzle to and from positions for use and non-use, in the former of which the bidet nozzle directs a stream toward the front of the bowl and in the latter of which the bidet nozzle directs a stream downwardly toward the rear of the bowl, and means operable in raising the seat to close the said shut-off valve.
12. The combination with a closet bowl and a seat therefor adapted to be moved to and from duit is turned by the means for shifting the bidet nozzle and also when turned by raising the seat to close the said shut-off valve when the seat is in its position for non-use.
13. The combination with a closet bowl and a seat therefor, of a bidet nozzle formed in and carried by the rear part of the seat with its'orifice so situated as to discharge into the opening of the seat.
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