US 2605477 A
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g- 5, 1952 E. MONSERRAT 2,605,477
ANUS SPRAYING APPARATUS Filed Aug. 22, 1949 2 SHEETSSHEET 1 Enrique Mauser/a) INVENTOR.
g- 5, 1952 E. MONSERRAT ANUS SPRAYING APPARATUS 2 Sl-iEETS-SHEET 2 Filed Aug. 22, 1949 Enrique Monserrar IN VEN TOR.
Patented Aug. 5, 1952 'ANUs srnavme APPARATUS-f I Enrique Monserrat; Manila,- Philippinelslands -"ApplieationAugustzz, 1949,"Seri al-No; 11 1;659-
toilet is used, thus retaining that region, in: a highly sanitary condition: and preventing stain, ing: of underclothes..-. I An important feature :ofithe invention, therefore, residesin theprovisionzof' an anus spray.-
in'g device .includingzanvupwardly directed spray-V ing. nozzlei which: is; disposed. withinv thetoilet bowl when the usea'i-thereof; isdesired, but. which may be quickly and easily; swung .to an inoperative position when it is not needed. l
Some of the advantages; of: the: invention .lie
in its simplicity of construction; in its. convenient;
and eificient operation,',andi iin its'-..ada-ptability for use with toilet bowls-of different sizes and types.
With the above more important objects and matures in view and such-other objects and features as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention consists essentially of the arrangement and construction of parts as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which: 1 1
Figure 1 is a perspectiveviewpf'the toiletbowl, the same being partially broken away so as to reveal the invention in situ therein.
Figure 2 is a perspective view, similar to that shown in Figure 1, but allustrating the invention in an operative position.
Figure 3 is a iragmentary elevational detail of the invention.
Figure 4 is a top plan view of the subject shown in Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary cross sectional view of a nozzle controlling element used in the invention, and
Figure 6 is a fragmentary perspective view illustrating a modified embodiment of the element shown in Figure 5.
Like characters of reference are employed to designate like parts in the specification and throughout the several views.
Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, the invention consists of an anus spraying apparatus designated generally by the reference character Ill, this being intended for use in association with a toilet bowl [2 of any conventional type, the apparatus l0 embodying in its construction a substantially upright water supfziiciaims (01. 4-;7)
2; 1 ply pipe [2 provided-atit's lower end vwithiatwin valve assembly-14 which; in turn, isconnected'sto cold andhot water pipes I6, la -respectively, so that by simply manipulating the two units ofthe twin valve l4, water of suitabletemperature may be admitted into the pipe l2. In other: words, the valve I dis a mixing valve iorhot and cold water, as will be clearlyapparentt A coupling member20 is -rotatablymountedon the upper end portion of thepipel 2-and a water supply conduit 22 extends laterally from --this' couplingmember, being equipped-at its outer end with anelbow 24 which, in turn; has swingably connected thereto a substantiallyd whaped con duit extensionflfi; The free end-'of-thisexten-- sion is provided withasuitable spraying nozzle 28, it beingnoted thatthis-nozzle, when-in an operative position, is disposedwithinthe-toiletbowl. [2 and.is directed upwardly,',as shown' in Figure 1. However, by virtue'of the rotatability, of the'extension 26 relative to the elbowy24; the
. extension together, withithenozzle 28'may' be swung from anloperative;,vertical position to an inoperative, substantially horizontalposition' as, indicated by the. 'phantom,line.30' in, Figure 4 and by the corresponding solid lines in Figure .2. Moreover, ,by, virtue of. the. rotatability ,of the coupling member, 20 on the pipe,l2;1the conduit 22, includingthe extension 26, is swingable from an operative position over. the bowl I 2 Itov aninoperative position at onesideflof"thebowl" (see. Figure 2), it being understood that therexten sion 26 is swingable upwardly to sufiicient height as to provide clearance above the upper edge of the bowl (or the toilet seat 32) to facilitate swinging of the entire unit to its inoperative position as shown in Figure 2. I
Means are provided for simultaneously controlling the swinging movement of the extension 26 and of the conduit 22, these means involving the provision of an upwardly extending stem 34 which is secured as at 36 in a protuberance 38 provided on the coupling member 20, while an actuating element 40 is slidably and rotatably positioned on the stem 34, as is best shown in Figure 5.
The element 40 has secured thereto a pulley 42 and a cable :44 is windable on this pulley, one end of the cable being connected to the extension 26 by a clamp 46 while an intermediate portion of the cable passes through suitable guiding eyes 48 provided on the conduit 22.
It will be readily understood from the foregoing that by simply rotating the element 46 in the direction of the arrow 50' (see Figure 4) the extension 26 will be drawn upwardly as at 52 (see Figure 3) to its inoperative position, While the conduit 22, of course, remains sta tionary.
or chamber 60 provided in the element 40 (see Figure 5). One end of the spring 58 is rigidly secured to the upper end of the stem 34, while the remaining end of the spring, that is, the
It is believed that the advantages and use of the invention will be clearly apparent from the foregoing disclosure and accordingly, further description thereof at this point is deemed unnecessary.
While in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention, it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having described the invention, claimed as new is:
1. An anus spraying apparatus for toilet bowls, said apparatus comprising a water supply pipe what is anda shut-off valve thereon, a coupling member upper end of the spring bears against a plug 62 provided on theelement 40. As a result, the spring 58 urges the element 40 to an upwardly slid position on the stem 34, thus, disengaging the driving members or dogs 54, 56 and permiting actuation of the extension 26 by a simple rotation of the element 40 on the stem 34.
However, when the element 40 is pressed downwardly on the stem as indicated at 64, the dogs 54, 56 are brought in engagement, and subsequent rotation of the element 40 will swing the entire unit, that is, the conduit 22 and the extension 26 to an inoperative position, as indicated at 66 in Figure 4.
It is to be understood that matters may be arranged so that the apparatusmay be installed at either side of the toilet bowl, and it is to be also noted that in order to facilitate actuation of the extension 26 by the element 46 without any tendency to swing the conduit 22 to its inoperative position, a leaf spring 66 may be secured to the upper end portion of the pipe 12, so as 'to frictionally engage suitable serrations 68 provided on the coupling member 20, whereby rotation of the coupling member and conduit 22 on the pipe l2 will be resisted.
In a simplified embodiment of the invention a modified actuating element may be used, this element being designated by the reference char- 4 acter 70 in Figure .6, which is similar to the element 40 but in place of the pulley 42, the element H3 is equipped with a radially projecting arm 12 to which the cable 44 is connected as at 16, the length of this arm being sufiicient to facilitate movement of the extension 26 between its operating and inoperative positions.
provided on said pipe and rotatable about a vertical'axis, a horizontal water supply conduit carried by said coupling member and swingable from an operative position above a toiletbowl to an inoperative position at one side of the latter, a substantially J-shaped extension connected to the free end of said conduit and swingable about a horizontal axis from an operative vertical position in the stated bowl to a substantially horizontal inoperative position above the upper edge of the latter, an upright stem provided on said coupling member,.an actuating element rotatably and slidably mounted on said stem, means operatively connecting said element to said extension for swinging the latter by the rotation of said element, coacting driving members provided on said element and on said coupling member and engageable upon, sliding of REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent: v T
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