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Publication numberUS2297935 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 6, 1942
Filing dateFeb 3, 1941
Priority dateFeb 3, 1941
Publication numberUS 2297935 A, US 2297935A, US-A-2297935, US2297935 A, US2297935A
InventorsHarry Baither
Original AssigneeHarry Baither
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ventilated toilet
US 2297935 A
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Oct, 6, 1942. H, BAH-HER VENTILATED TOILET Filed Feb. 3, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet' l Inventur Hlather' Httmrmgi- Oct. 6, 1942. H. HAITI-IER 2,297,935

VENTILATED TOILET Filed Feb. 3, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 -1a. i7' y JJ.

Inventum H Eai'ther Patented Oct. 6, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE" l afm. Application February 3, 1941, Serial N0. 377,180

(Cl. 4-Z13) 9Claims.

This invention appertains to ventilated toilets, and is an improvement on my prior Patent No. 2,227,920, issued to me January 7, 1941.

One of the primary objects of my presentl invention is to generally simplify and reduce the cost of construction of ventilated toilets and to facilitate the installation and incorporation of my Ventilating system with toilets of the type now in common use.

Another salient object of my invention is to provide novel means for utilizing the protecting housing for 'the fan and motor as an entrance chamber for the foul odors from the toilet bowl, and to introduce the sucked-in air from the bowl into the housing insuch a way that the noise ofv the inrushing air will be reduced to a minimum, and the noise of the motor and fan will be muiiled.

Another important object of my invention is to provide positive means for preventing the drawing of ushing water into the `protecting housing with the sucked-in foul air from the bowl.

A further object of my invention is the provision of novel means for leading and forcing the foul odors or gases from the fan into a water seal ortrap chamber 'to prevent the escape of said gases in such a manner that the size of the water seal or trap chamber can be eectively reduced.

Figure 4 is an enlarged, fragmentary, detail, sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of-Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.

-Figure 5 is anvenlarged, fragmentary, detail, sectional view through the protecting housing for the motor and fan, illustrating one form of means for soundproofing the housing against noise.

Figure 6 is an enlarged, detail, fragmentary, vertical, sectional view illustrating one form of means for coupling the vent pipe for the foul odors with the drainpipe of the toilet.

Figure 7 is a fragmentary, detail, sectional view through the flushing tank, illustrating a modified form of means for introducing waterl into the water sealor trap chamber of my Ventilating system.

Figure 8 is an enlarged, fragmentary, detail, sectional view through the inlettube utilized for replenishing the water to the water seal or trap chamber, the view showing the means for screening the water.

Figure 9 is a detail, horizontal, sectional view through said tube, taken on the line 9 9 of Fig- A further important object of my invention is to provide means for preventing the clogging up of the various pipes in my Ventilating system by sand or other foreign matter which may be present inthe flushing water.

A still further object of my invention is to prol vide means for reducing noise and vibration in .f

the Ventilating system by the employance of a low speed electric motor, with means for rapidly driving the fan therefrom.

With theseVV and other .objects in view the invention consists inthe novel construction, arrangement, and formation of parts, as will be hereinafter more specifically described, claimed,

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken at right angles to Figure 1, and substantially on the line 2-2 of Figure l, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Figure 3 is a horizontal, sectional view through the flushing tank, taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.

of means-for incorporating the' water seal or trap chamber directlyin the toilet.

Figure 13 is a detail, sectional view taken on,

the line lI-II of Figure 12, looking in the direction of the arrows. i

Figure i4 is a detail, sectional view taken on the line Il-Il of Figure 12, illustrating the formation of the toilet to facilitate the insertion of the vent pipe of the Ventilating system therewith.

Referring to the drawings in detail, wherein similar` reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the

letter T generally indicates my improved ventilated toilet, which comprises a toilet bowl l5 having communicating therewith throughv a water seal or trap I 6 a'drainpipe i1.

The upper end of the bowl il has formed therein a flush ring Il. Thisflush ring has communicating therewith a pluralityof outlet apertures Il,` and the flush ring' communicates with `chamber 21.

the main water loutlet20 .of the ush .tank 2|.

This 1outlet'20also communicates with an enthe level of the ushing waterrin the tank. In kaccordance with my invention, the overow pipe "isbent or has incorporated therein a U-shaped trap portion26 to `form a water seal, for a purpose which will be later set forth.

My device also yincludes a water seal or trap In one form of my invention, this waterseal or trap chamber 21 is made separate =from the bowl and tank, and with my present construction (as will be .later described), I am enabled to materially reduce the size of this chamber. Aszillustrated in Figures 1 and 2, the lwaterseal ortrap chamber 21 is arranged in back of thebowl and the outlet or drainpipe |1,and

is ,secured in ,placeby means of a bracket 28.

'Communicating with thechamber 21 is a combined water supply and foul odordelivery pipe 29.

The lower endof `this pipe 23 is bent to form a water trap 30,and the pipe is extended into the trap chamber supply `above the normal water level therein. The pipebelowthe water level has formed therein a small water inlet opening 3|,

whereby to insure the correct supplyof water to the trap 30 to .maintain'the seal. Likewise, extending into thetrapchamber 21 above the water level and above the upper end of the pipe29 is a foul odor drawoif `pipe 32. This pipe isextended into the. drainpipe'H in rear of the water seal I6 for the bowl. Anypre'ferred type of coupling 32' can be employed for connecting the pipe 32 with :the toilet. vThe drawoft pipe also has formed therein a small drain opening 33 adjacent the water levelin the trap chamber, and, hence, this opening 33'acts to prevent the water from rising Vabove a predetermined normal level in :said 4trap chamber. I

. Inthe flush tankV 2 l, I secure aprotectinghous- ,-ingvor casing 34 for the electric motor 35.and the yian 36. The rotor of the fan is drivenfrom the armature shaft ofthe motor, and ahousing l31 vis vemployed for surrounding ithe motor. The motor-and fan are suspended in the protecting housing or casing 34 by `means of cushioning springs 38, which vare placed at the desired advantageous points. The housing 31 for the motor is `formed fromicopper or other material which will `quickly `transmit .or .dissipate heat, so that :this housing v31will not become unduly heated from theelectric motor 35.

The'pipe 29 is connected to the outlet of the Ian'by theuse ofa suitable flexible coupling, and :the inlet of the fan is adapted to draw air in from the'housing or casing 34 and to force the air vthrough the pipe L29 into the trap chamber 21. This pipe 29 hascommunicating therewith adjacent the bottom .of lthe flush tank 29 the water seal rell tube 39. This tube extends into the water refill pipe 40 for the ilush tank. The tube 39 .is provided with .an air inlet opening 4| at a point above the normal Water level in the Yflush tank, and this opening is provided for Vbreaking any siphoning action which might take place in said tube. By. this arrangement of parts, the pipe 29, as heretofore stated, is ,utilized both for supplying water to the trap chamber 21 and for conducting the foul odors to said trap chamber. Communicating with the top of the .trap 26 in the overow pipe 25 of the flush tank is the foul odor suction pipe 42. .This suction pipe 42 extends into the bottom of a supplementary foul odor chamber 43, and the upper` end of the chamber communicates with the housing or casing 34 by means of a plurality of small openings 44.

When the fan is in operation, foul odors will be drawn through the flush ring I8, through the opening 20, the overiiow passageway 24, pipe 25, suction tube 42, supplementary chamber A"43, into the housing 34, and into the fan. As the suction'tube is above the .trap chamber, little or no vwater will be drawn into the supplementary chamber. 43 with the air, and'this chamber functions to collect such ywater and to allow the water to drain back into the overiiowpipe. The plurality of openings 44 distributes theA inrushing air and materially reduces vthe noise incident to the Ilow of air passing through the fan 36. The housing 34 and the chamber 43 also serve as a mufller for reducing noise produced rbythe fan and motor. If desired, the inner face of the housing or casing 34 can be `provided with a r.lining or skin of -soundprooiing material 45, as

shown in Figure 5 of the drawings. The pipe 29 Vat a desired point in the housing can be provided with a water drain opening 29' to prevent the collection of any water which might be present in the housing 34.

In use of my toilet, the circuit through the motor 35 is closed by the use ofa suitable switch mechanism, which is operated preferably by the weight of a person using-the toilet. Asstated, upon the operation of the motor, the fan will suck in air and Vfoul odors from the bowl, 'and this air is forced through the pipe 29, into the ktrap chamber 21, and the water inthe trap 3U `provided for resealing the trap 30 with water without the necessity of ilushing thebowl l5, as water will enter the trap through the opening 3| .from the water supply in the `reservoir `21.

If preferred, water can be supplied to the pipe 29 by means of aninverted U-shaped tube 46 (see "Figures 7, 8, and 9) in lieu of the tube 39. This tube 46 terminates adjacent the bottom of the ush tank, and any siphoning action inisaid tube 46 will be broken by an `air inlet tube 41, which communicateswith the upper bend in said tube, and which extends above the normal wa- 50 is placed over the inlet of the tube 46 in spaced relation to the partition 48. During the intake of water from the tube 45 by the pipe 29, the screen will prevent the entrance of sand and the like into saiciV tube, and when the bowl is flushed, the rushing of the water from the flushing tank and the 'drawing of any water inthe tube will clean and wash the screen l0..

While I preferto utilize a high speed electric motor and to reduce noise and vibration by employing cushioning springs, as shown in Figures land 2, noise can be reduced to a limited extent by employing a low speed electric motor, and con-` necting the motor with the fan through a speed increasing mechanism.

In Figures and ll, I have shown a protecting housing 5I for a. motor 52 and a fan 53, and this housing is adapted to be disposed in the flush tankin the same manner as the protecting housing 34. The motor 52 is of the low speed type and is secured directly to the housing 5| The fan 53 is'held in spacedrelation to the motor by brackets 54. The armature shaft of the motor has connected therewith a drive pulley 55 of a relatively large diameter, andfthis pulley has trained about the same a drive belt 56. The drive beit is, in tum, trained over a relatively small pulley wheel 5l` secured to the drive shaft oi' the 'y rotor o! the tan.y

In,Figures l2 to l4, inclusive, I have-illustrated` a means for forming the trap or'water seal chamber for the foul odors directly with the toilet. The rear of the toilet bowl has connected therewith a chamber 58, and this chamber communicates with the drainpipe I1 through the medium of an opening 59 in the lower end thereof. A water receiving compartment 60`open at its top is arranged in the chamber 58. The conduit pipe 29ffrom the fan is led into the compartment 65, and this conduit pipe, at 'its lower end, in this form of the invention, is provided witha U-belt 62. The upper end of the U-belt extends above the water compartment 50 and is provided with a small opening 63 below the normal water level in said compartment for insuring the maintenance of the water seal in said U-belt. The water compartment Alill acts as a reservoir for supplying water through the opening ,63l to the water seal in the U-shaped portion 62 of the pipe 29; I-t can be seen that the foul odors andv air will be forced through the pipe 29 directly into the compartment Bland then in the drainpipe I1 through the opening 59. The opening '54 (see Figure 14) for the trap 52 can be of an elongatedcharacter, so as to fa'- cilitate the introduction of the trap into the water reservoir 50, and` this opening 83 can be closed by the use of gaskets and the like.

Changes in details may be made without departing: from the spirit or the scope of my invention, but what I claim as new is:

l.,v A ventilated toilet comprising, a bowl having a water basin therein and a drainpipebelow the basin and communicating` therewith, means for creating a' suction in said bowl above the water basin including an electric motor and a fan,r a protecting housing for the motor and fan` entirely enclosing the same and constituting a foul odor receiving chamber, means connecting the interior of the housing` with the bowl, the inlet of the fan communicating with the interior ol said housing, a reservoir and trap chamber arranged above the drainpipe and the bottom of they bowl,.means connecting the outlet of the fan with saidy reservoir and trap chamber above the normal water level therein, and means connecting the drain of the toilet with the Water reservoir and trap chamber above the normal water level therein.

2. A ventilated toilet comprising, a bowl having a water basin therein and a drainpipe below the basin and communicating therewith, means for creating a suction in said bowl above the water basin including an electric motor and av fama protecting housing for the motor and,v

fan entirely enclosing the same and constituting a foul odor receiving chamber, means connecting the interior of the housing with the bowl, the inlet of the fan communicating with the interior of said housing, a reservoir and trap chamber arranged above the drainpipe and the bottom of the bowl, means connecting the outlet'l of the fan with said reservoir and trap chamber above the normal water level therein, means connecting the drain of the toilet with the water reser- Yvoir and trap chamber above the normal water level therein, and means for supplying the reservoir and trap chamber with water from a source other than the bowl.

3. A ventilated toilet comprising, 'a bowl having a' water basin therein and adrainpipe below the basin and communicating therewith, a rflush tank for the bowl, a closed housing in the flush tank, a drive motor'and fan in said' housing, havingits inlet communicating with the interior of the housing, a foul odor pipe communicating with the outlet of the fan and the drainpipe, a supplementary chamber located in the flush tank and exteriorly of the housing having a plurality of openings at its upper end communicating with the interiorof the housing, and a suction pipe leading into the lower end of the supplementary chamber having communication with the bowl above the water basin.

4. A ventilated toilet comprising, a bowl having a water basin therein anda drainpipe below the basin and communicating therewith, means for creating ay suction in said bowl above the water basin, including a suction pipe, a closed housing, an electric drive motor and fan in said housing, said suction pipe having communication with the interior of said housing and the` inlet of said fan communicating with the interior of the housing, a reservoir and trap chamber located above the drainpipe and the bottom of the bowl having communication with the drainpipe, and a foul odor conducting pipe communicating with the outlet of the fan and provided 'with a water seal extending into the reservoir and trap chamber above the normal water level therein.

5. A ventilated toilet comprising, a bowl having a water basin therein and a drainpipe below the basin and communicating therewith. means for creating a suction in said bowl above the water basin, including a suction pipe, a closed housing. an electric drive motor and fan in said housing, said suction pipe having communication with the interior'ofI said housing and the inlet of said fan communicating with` the interior of the housing, a reservoir and trap chamber lo"- cated above the drainpipe and the bottom of the bowl having communication with the drainpipe, a foul odor conducting pipe communicating with the outlet of the fan and provided with a water seal extending into the reservoir and trap chamber above the normal water level therein, andV 5 water basin, including a suction pipe, a closed housing, an electric drive motor and fan in said housing, said suction pipe having communication with the interior of said housing and the inlet of said fan communicating with the interior oi the housing, a reservoir and trap chamber located above the drainpipe and the bottom of the basin having communication with the drainpipe, a foul odor conducting pipe communicating with the outlet of the fan and provided with a water seal extending into the reservoir and trap chamber above the normal water level therein, and means for supplying water to the foul air conducting pipe including a water supply tube, said foul air conducting pipe having a water supply opening formed therein above the water seal and below the normal water level in the reservoir and vtrap chamber.

7. lA ventilated toilet comprising, a bowl having a water basin therein and a drainpipe below the basin and communicating therewith, a iush tank for said bowl, means for creating a suction in said bowl above the water basin including a. suction pipe communicating with the bowl, a closed housing in said tank, a drive motor and fan in said housing, the fan having its intake communicating with the interior of the housing, and said suction pipe communicating with the interior of the housing, a foul odor conducting pipe communicating with the outlet of the fan and the drainpipe, having a'water trap therein arranged above the drainpipe and the lower wall ot the basin, means for supplying the trap with water including a water reservoir and a water supply tube, said tube communicating with the conducting pipe and the iiush tank, the inlet of said flush tank terminating adjacent the bottom of the flush tank and having a restricted water passageway therein and a screen below said restricted passageway.

8. In a ventilated toilet including a closed housing, an electric motor and suction fan for withdrawing foul odors from the bowl of the toilet arranged within the housing, said motor being connected directly with a wall of the housing and being of the low speed type, and speed reducing mechanism connecting the low speed motor with the fan.

9. A ventilated toilet comprising, a bowl having a Water basin therein .and a drainpipe below the basin and communicating therewith, a ush tank for the bowl, a closed housing in the flush tank, a drive motor and fan in said housing, having its inlet communicating with the interior of the housing, a foul odor pipe communicating with the outlet of the fan and the drainpipe, a supplementary chamber arranged in the tank and exteriorly of the housing and having a plurality of openings at its upper end communicating with the interior of the housing, and a suction pipe leading into the lower end of the supplementary chamber having communication with the bowl above the water basin, said housing and supplementary chamber cooperating to form a mullier the operation of the fan and motor.

HARRY BAITI-IER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/213
International ClassificationE03D9/04, E03D9/052
Cooperative ClassificationE03D9/052
European ClassificationE03D9/052