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Publication numberUS2579045 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 18, 1951
Filing dateFeb 15, 1947
Priority dateFeb 15, 1947
Publication numberUS 2579045 A, US 2579045A, US-A-2579045, US2579045 A, US2579045A
InventorsLevitt Morton L
Original AssigneeAlfred W Petchaft
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Deodorant and antiseptic dispenser
US 2579045 A
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Dec. 18, 1951 I T 2,579;045

DEODORANT AND ANTISEPTIC DISPENSER Filed Feb. 15, 1947 INVENTOR.

MORTON L. LEVITT Patented Dec. 18, 1951 DEODORANT AND'ANTISEPTIC DISPENSER Morton L. Levitt, Clayton, Mm, assignor to Alfred W. Petchaft, Clayton, Mo.

A'pplica'tionFebruary '15, 1947, Serial No. 728,919

11 Claims; (Cl. 4-228) This invention relates generally to deodorant and antiseptic dispensers, and, more particularly, to a certain new and useful improvementin dispensers for automatically injecting a sanitizing and deodorizing solution into toilet bowls and the like.

It is the primary object of thepresent invention to provide a dispenser of the type stated which is compact, inexpensive, "and simpleto manufacture, which maybe readily installed in fully concealed position within the flush tank of a toilet, which may be conveniently and quickly filled, when empty, which embodies no moving parts to become clogged, broken, or inoperative, and which is highly eificient in the performance of its intended functions.

I And with the above and other objects in view, my invention resides in the novel features of form, construction, arrangement, and combination-of parts presently described and pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawing:

Figure 1- is a reduced perspective View, partlybroken away and in section, of a toiletfiushtankequipped with adispenser constructed in accordance with and embodying thepresent invention; Figure 2 is a perspective view of the dispenser;

Figures is a longitudinal sectional view of the dispenser in installed position.

Referring now in more detail, and by reference characters to the drawing, which illustrates a preferred embodiment of my invention, the dispenser A includes an open-topped tubular -container constructed preferably of non-rusting metal or other suitable material and provided atits upper end in the provision of a hook B for clipwise engagement over the upper marginal portion of a toilet flush tank B, for dependingly supporting the container therein, as best seen in Figure 1.

Fixed in, and extending through, the bottom wall 2-, is a small bore drip tube 1 which, at its upper end, opens flush upon the inner face of the bottom wall 2, and at its lower end, opens downwardly into the flush tank B. i

Also :fixed, at its lower end, in, and extending through the bottom wall 2, and opening downwardly into the flush tank B, isa vent-tube 8, and a drain-tube 9, the latter being diametrally enlarged at its upper or interior end in the provision of a funnel-like bell, or catch-basin, Ii), and the vent-tube '8 is arcuately bent over at its upper end and projects downwardly for a short distance into the bell 10. It should also be noted that the lower or discharge end of the vent-tube 8 is located in a plane substantially spaced upwardly from the plane of the discharge end of the drip tube 1, and the discharge end of the draintube 9 is located in an intermediate plane.

In use, the closure plug 4 is removed and the dispenser A filled with a suitable deodorant or antiseptic fluid of any type commonly employed for this purpose, while holding the finger over the end of the drip-tube l, and the plug 4 tightly screwed back into place. The dispenser A is thereupon suspended in a toilet flush tank B, substantially as shown in Figure 1, the finger being removed from the end of the drip-tube I just before the lower end of the dispenser A is plunged into the water of the flush tank B. For purposes of explanation, it may be assumed that'the flush tank B is filled to its normallevel with water, in which case the dispenser A will projectat its lower end below such normal water level, and the discharge end of the drip-tube 'I will be located in upwardly spaced relation to the bottom wall'w of the flush tank B, substantially as shown in Figure 3. In this connection, it will, of course, be evident that the combined length of the container l and hanger 5 should be such as to accomplish this result.

Under such circumstances, the water in the flush tank B will rise in the tubes 8, 9; until hydrostatic" equilibrium is established; Since the closure plug t tightly seals the container 1, the effect will be that of -b 1ock ing the normal flow ofventing air throughthe tubes '8, into the interior of the dispenser A, and the flow of liquid through the drip tube 7 will cease.

Subsequently, when the flush tank B is flushed, the water level thereinwill quickly dropbelow the deodorant dispenser A,- -carrying with it the previously dispensed quantity or deodorant fluid, sothat, as the toilet is being flushed, a quantity of deodorant and antiseptic solution will" be fed, directly with the flush water, into thetoilet bowl (not shown). As the Water level inthe flush tank B drops, the vent-tube 8 becomes" water may rise somewhat therein, but, because of the relatively large size of the bell It, will not overflow into the interior of the dispenser A. Meanwhile, the column of water in the vent-tube 8 will have discharged itself into the bell l0, and the interior of the dispenser will thereby become vented to atmosphere, whereupon, the drain-tube 9 will immediately discharge its contents downwardly into the flush tank B and, simultaneously, deodorant liquid will begin to drip through the tube 1. This discharge flow will continue until the flushing action has been completed and the initial water level in the flush tank B is restored.

It will, therefore, be evident that during the entire flushing cycle, fresh deodorant liquid is. being injected into the flush water to fortify the action of the initially injected quantity of deodorant liquid which dripped outwardly from the drip-tube l as the dispenser A was being installed in the tank B, before hydrostatic equilibrium was reached and the initial discharge flow out off. Then, as the flushing action stops and the flush tank B commences to refill, the dispenser A will continue to drop deodorant liquid into the water which is being stored for the next flushing operation, so that, during the interim, this water also will remain fresh and sanitary. Finally, the water flowing back into the flush tank B will reach'the normal water level and flow around the lower end of the deodorant dispenser A. The water will ultimately cut off the flow of air through the tubes 8, 9, and, when hydrostatic equilibrium is again reached, the flow of deodorant liquid will stop, as previously described.

It will thus be evident that the deodorant dispensers of the present invention are not only simple, but are also entirely automatic and Without moving parts which may become clogged or broken. In addition, the deodorant dispenser of the "present invention operates to inject deodorant and antiseptic liquid into the flush water at several different phases of the flushing operation, so that the water which is being stored in the flus'htank is treated as it flows into the fius h tank and this sam'e'water is provided with an additional treatment of the liquid as it flows out'of the flush tank, so that, upon reaching the toilet bowl, a fresh supply of deodorant liquid will be present in the flush water to fortify the action of the previously injected deodorant.

Itwill further be evident that the deodorant dispenser of the present invention is inexpensive to manufacture and'may bereadily and quickly installed by any householder without the slightest difliculty.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A deodorant dispenser comprising a container for receiving a quantity of deodorant liquid, a drip-nozzle depending from the bottom of the container, a drain-tube mounted in said container, said drain-tube opening at one end adjacent the top of the container and opening at its other end adjacent the bottom of the container, and a vent-tube extending in, and opening at one end adjacent the upper extremity of, the container into said drain-tube, said vent tube opening at its other end adjacent the lower extremity of the container above the lower end of the nozzle.

2. A deodorant dispenser comprising a container for receiving a quantity of deodorant liquid, a drip-nozzle depending from the bottom of the container, a drain-tube mounted in said container, said drain-tube opening at one end adjacent the top of the container and opening at its other end adjacent the bottom of the container, a vent-tube extending in, and opening at one end adjacent the upper extremity of, the container into said drain-tube, said vent tube opening at its other end adjacent the lower extremity of the container above the lower end of the nozzle, and means for removably suspending the container within a toilet flush-tank so that the lower end of the vent-tube is normally blocked by the water in the flush tank when the flush tank is filled to its normal level.

3. A deodorant dispenser comprising an opentopped container for receiving a quantity of deodorant liquid, a downwardly disposed drip-nozzle mounted in and extending through the bottom of the container, a drain-tube mounted in said container, said drain-tube opening at one end adjacent the top of the container and opening at its other end adjacent the bottom of the container, a vent-tube extending through and opening at one end adjacent the upper extremity of the container into said drain-tube, said venttube opening at its other end adjacent thelower extremity of the container above the lower end of the nozzle, means for removably suspending the container within a toilet flush tank so that the lower end of the vent-tube is normally blocked by the water in the flush tank when the flush tank is filled to its normal level, thereby preventing water from directly entering the venttube, and a closure-cap removably disposed across the open end of the container in air-tight engagement therewith. V

4. A deodorant dispenser comprising a closed container for receiving a quantity of deodorant liquid, a downwardly disposed drip-nozzle mounted in and extending through the bottom of the container, a drain-tube mounted in said container, said drain-tube opening at one end adjacent the top of the container and opening at its other end adjacent the bottom of the container, a vent-tube extending through the bottom and opening at one end adjacent the upper extremity of the container into said drain-tube, said vent-tube opening at its other end adjacent the lower extremity of the container above the lower end of the nozzle, and means for removably suspending the container within a toilet flush tank so that the lower end of the vent-tube is normally blocked by the water in the flush tank when the flush tank is filled to its normal level, said nozzle being of relatively small diametral size with respect to the diametral size of the vent-tube. V

5. A deodorant dispenser comprising a container for receiving a quantity of deodorant liquid, a drip-nozzle mounted adjacent the lower extremity of the container, a drain-tube mounted in said container, said drain-tube opening at one end adjacent the top of the container and opening at its other end adjacent the bottom of the container, and a vent-tube extending into said container, and opening at its upper end into the upper end of the drain-tube, said vent-tube opening at its lower end exteriorly of the container, and means for removably suspending the container within a toilet flush tank so that communication of the interior or the container to atmospheric pressure through the vent-tube is normally cut 01T when the flush tank-is filled to its normal level. V

1 A e an disp ser compr sing acontainer for receiving a quantity of deodorant liquid, a drip-nozzle depending from the bottom of the container, a vent-tube extending in, and opening at one end adjacent the upper extremity of, the container, said tube opening at its other end adjacent the lower extremity of the container above the lower end of the nozzle, means for removably suspending the container within a toilet flush tank so that the lower end of the vent-tube is normally blocked by the water in the flush tank when the flush tank is filled to its normal level, and a second tube extending upwardly into the container and being co-operatively connected at its upper end to the upper end of the vent-tube for catching and draining away water which is regurgitated through the vent tube as the water in the flush tank lowers, thereby preventing water from directly entering the container and diluting the deodorant.

'7. A deodorant dispenser for use with a toilet flush tank, said dispenser comprising a closed container having a bottom wall and means for suspending the container within a flush tank with its lower end submerged when the tank is normally filled, a drip-nozzle depending from said bottom wall, a vent-tube mounted in and extending through the bottom wall opening at its lower end into the flush tank and at its upper end being curved over and being open to the interior of the container, and a drain-tube also extending through the bottom wall and being provided at its upper end with. a diametrally enlarged bell opening to the interior of the container and being disposed beneath the curved-over end of the vent-tube for catching any liquid which may discharge therefrom.

8. A dispenser comprising a closed container having a removable filling plug in the upper portion thereof, a drip-nozzle depending from the bottom of the container and opening to the interior thereof, a vent-tube extending in, and opening at one end adjacent the upper extremity of the container, said tube opening at its other end exteriorly of the container above the lower end of the nozzle, and means within the container disposed in juxtaposition to the interior end of the vent-tube and opening exteriorly of the container for catching any liquid which may discharge from the vent-tube.

9. A dispenser comprising a closed container having a removable filling plug in the upper portion thereof, a drip-nozzle depending from the bottom of the container and opening to the interior thereof, a vent-passage forming means extending in, and opening at one end adjacent the upper extremity of, the container, said ventpassage forming means opening at its other end exteriorly of the container above the lower end of the nozzle, and means within the container disposed in juxtaposition to the interior end of the vent-passage forming means and opening exteriorly of the container for catching any liquid which may discharge from the vent-passage forming means.

10. A dispenser comprising a closed container adapted for disposition in a toilet flush-tank so that at least the lower end of said container will drip down into the Water of the flush-tank when the latter is filled with water to its normal level, a drip-nozzle depending from the bottom of the container and opening to the interior thereof, a vent-tube provided in said container and extending outwardly thereof at its lower end for communication with ambient atmosphere when the water level in the flush-tank lowers during flushing action, said vent-tube having a discharge opening at its other end near the top of the container, and a drain-tube extending through the bottom wall of the container and being provided at its upper end with a diametrally enlarged bell opening to the interior of the container and located beneath the discharge opening of the vent-tube to catch any water which may flow upwardly through the vent-tube during flushing action.

11. A dispenser comprising a closed container adapted for disposition in a toilet flush-tank so that at least the lower end of said container will drip down into the water of the flush-tank when the latter is filled with water to its normal level, a drip-nozzle depending from the bottom of the container and opening to the interior thereof, a vent-tube extending in and opening at its opposite ends respectively adjacent the upper and lower ends of the container for communication with ambient atmosphere when the water level in the flush-tank lowers during flushing action, said vent-tube having a discharge opening at its other end near the top of the container, and a drainage member disposed in the container beneath the discharge opening of the vent-tube for receiving liquid which may be discharged from the vent-tube during flushing action.

MORTON L. LEVITT.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,987,689, Lewis Jan. 15, 1935 2,238,935 Gumaer Apr.. 22, 1941 2,372,544 Borman et a1 Mar. 27, 1945 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 11,169 Great Britain May 22, 1896

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Referenced by
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US3428970 *Jun 28, 1966Feb 25, 1969Jose M BarcitaAutomatic toilet deodorizer
Classifications
U.S. Classification4/227.5, D23/368
International ClassificationE03D9/02, E03D9/03
Cooperative ClassificationE03D9/038
European ClassificationE03D9/03D6