|Publication number||US3431563 A|
|Publication date||Mar 11, 1969|
|Filing date||Dec 22, 1966|
|Priority date||Dec 22, 1966|
|Publication number||US 3431563 A, US 3431563A, US-A-3431563, US3431563 A, US3431563A|
|Original Assignee||Anthony Rascov|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (4), Referenced by (18), Classifications (11)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 11, 1969 RASCOV 3,431,563
TOILET UTILIZING OIL AS A FLUSHING AGENT Filed Dec. 22, 1966 Sheet of 3 IJ57 L 29 4 L. INVENTOR 49 M51 ANTHONY RASCOV.
1 BY 1 48 I7 48 3| 4s 39 48 46 ATTORNEY.
March 11, 1969 RAscov 3,431,563
TOILET UTILIZING OIL AS A FLUSHING AGENT Filed Dec. 22, 1966 Sheet 3 of s-:
l9 o o o INVENTOR.
x BY ATTORNEY.
ANTHONY RASCOV- United States Patent 9 Claims This invention relates to an improved toilet using oil as a flushing agent instead of water, consisting of a pressure pump to actuate a turbine to drive an impeller flushing actuator. The pressure line discharges into a perforated tank below the seat to flush the sides of the toilet bowl and to fill the bowl to a point above the impeller when the impeller stops.
In many areas there is a water shortage and my invention employs a non-contaminating oil as a carrier and flushing agent and has means for separating the fluid from the oil and discharging it into a drain and all solid matter is dried or burned and deposited in a container.
The object of my invention is to provide a toilet using oil as a flushing agent.
A further object is to provide means for separating the fluid from the solids and oil and discharging the fluid into a drain, separating the oil from the solids and depositing the solids on a drier or burner and the ashes thereof collected in a container.
A further object is to provide electrical means to control the various operations.
My invention will be further readily understood from the following description and claims, and from the drawings, in which latter:
FIG. 1 is a vertical section of my improved toilet and its operating mechanism.
FIG. 2 is an enlarged detail section, taken in the plane of the line 2-2 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a wiring diagram of the electrical control.
FIG. 4 is an enlarged vertical section, taken in the plane of the line 44 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 5 is an enlarged detail section, taken in the plane of the line 55 of FIG. 1.
FIG. 6 is an enlarged detail section, taken in the plane of the line 6-6 of FIG. 1.
My improved toilet comprises a toilet bowl 11 having the usual seat 12 and cover 13. Mounted below the toilet 11 is the main operating mechanism consisting of a housing 14 in which a rotating screen 15 is mounted on rollers 16, one of which is driven by an electric motor 17 through a worm and worm wheel 18. The rotating screen 15 has rims 19 and tapered faces 20 terminating on a central rim 21 which is guided in a guide 22 on the top and a guide 23 at the bottom. The screen 15 is a very fine mesh which will allow the oil to pass through but will retain the other fluid.
The upper rim of the toilet bowl forms a tank 24 with a series of apertures 25 around the lower portion of the tank to discharge oil to flush the sides of the toilet bowl. The lower portion of the toilet bowl 11 has a discharge opening 26 with an impeller 27 mounted therein driven by a turbine in the housing 28. The oil supply 29 is in the base of the housing 14. An oil pump 30 driven by an electric motor 31 pumps the oil through a tube 32 to the turbine in the housing 28 and to the tank 24. The impeller 27 driven by the turbine disintegrates the solids and discharges the fluid, oil and disintegrated solids through a pipe 33 to a discharge nozzle 34 onto the screen 15. An overflow pipe 35 extends upwardly into the bowl.
A housing 36 extends into the rotating screen 15 and is secured to the rear wall of the housing 14. A vent 37 near the top of the housing permits air to be drawn into the housing 36 by a fan 38 driven by an electric motor 39 secured to the housing 36. The fan 38 has a cone shaped shield 40 attached thereto extending into the lower portion of the screen 15. A housing 41 extends around the fan and has a fluid receiving channel 42 terminating in an outlet pipe 43. The housing 41 is attached to the guide block 23.
Extending inwardly from the housing 14 is a fan shaped housing 44 with a drawer 45 in the base thereof and provided with electrical heating elements 46 around its upper edge. A vent 47 is secured to the housing 14 above the heating elements 46 to vent the unit. Suitable standard timers 48 are employed in the electrical control-to cause the respective motors and heating elements to function, all of which are controlled by a switch 49 mounted near the toilet.
When the switch 49 is actuated, the oil is pumped by the pump 30 through the pipe 32 operating the turbine in the housing 28 to rotate the impeller 27 and also sends oil up to the tank 24 from which it flows around the sides of the bowl 1 1 to flush the bowl and the impeller 27 grinds the solids and the whole is discharged through the pipe 33 to the nozzle 34 into the screen 15 which is slowly rotating. The oil passes through the screen, however, the fluid is held in the screen and as it reaches the fan 38, the cone shaped shield 40, which is rotating with the fan causes the fluid to ride up on the cone, due to the action of the air from the fan, and the fluid is discharged into the receiving chamber 42 and discharged into the outlet pipe 43. The solids are carried by the screen to the heating elements 46 where they are dried or burned and the ashes are dropped into the drawer 45. The timers 48 are so set to operate the motors and heating elements in a cycle to completely dispose of the waste matter. The non-contaminating oil that flows from the tank 24 forms an odor seal above the inlet to the impeller.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
'1. A toilet comprising;
(a) a toilet bowl,
(b) a housing below said toilet bowl,
(c) oi'l employed as a flushing agent retained in said housing,
(d) a pressure pump for raising said oil into said toilet bowl,
(e) an impeller in the base of said toilet to disintegrate the solids and discharge the mass into a separating unit, and
(f) said separating unit separating the oil, solids and fluid.
2. A toilet as set forth in claim 1 including means for drying or burning said solids.
3. A toilet as set forth in claim 1 including an oil retaining and dispensing tank around the upper portion of the toilet bowl.
4. A toilet as set forth in claim 1 including said separating unit consisting of a rotating screen.
5. A toilet as set forth in claim 1 including said separating unit consisting of a rotating screen with an electric drier or burner positioned within the screen to dry or burn the solids deposited thereon by the screen.
6. A toilet as set forth in claim 1 including said separating uni-t consisting of a rotating screen with an electric drier or burner positioned within the screen to dry or burn the solids deposited thereon by the screen, and means for collecting the ashes of said solids.
7. A toilet as set forth in claim 1 including said separating unit consisting of a rotating screen, and a fan having a cone shaped shield within the lower portion of said screen to dispel the fluid other than oil to a drain.
8. A toilet as set forth in claim 1 including said separating unit consisting of a rotating screen with an electric drier or burner positioned within the screen to dry or burn the solids deposited thereon by the screen, means for collecting the ashes of said solids, and a fan having a cone shaped shield Within the lower portion of said screen to dispel the fluid other than oil to a drain.
9. A toilet as set forth in claim 1 including said separating unit consisting of a rotating screen with an electric dried or burner positioned within the screen to dry or burn the solids deposited thereon by the screen, means for collecting the ashes of said solids, a fan having a cone shaped shield within the lower portion of said screen to dispel the fluid other than oil to a drain, and electrical timing means for controlling the electrical devices.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 6/1936 Allen et al. 4-118 5/1962 Obert et al. 4131 7/1963 Dale 4-131 5/1967 Duncan 1109 LAVERNE D. GEIGER, Primary Examiner.
10 H. K. ARTIS, Assistant Examiner.
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|U.S. Classification||4/318, 4/432, 4/111.2, 4/320, 4/322, 4/111.5, 4/DIG.110|
|Cooperative Classification||E03D5/016, Y10S4/11|