|Número de publicación||WO2013041892 A1|
|Tipo de publicación||Solicitud|
|Número de solicitud||PCT/HU2012/000079|
|Fecha de publicación||28 Mar 2013|
|Fecha de presentación||27 Ago 2012|
|Fecha de prioridad||22 Sep 2011|
|Número de publicación||PCT/2012/79, PCT/HU/12/000079, PCT/HU/12/00079, PCT/HU/2012/000079, PCT/HU/2012/00079, PCT/HU12/000079, PCT/HU12/00079, PCT/HU12000079, PCT/HU1200079, PCT/HU2012/000079, PCT/HU2012/00079, PCT/HU2012000079, PCT/HU201200079, WO 2013/041892 A1, WO 2013041892 A1, WO 2013041892A1, WO-A1-2013041892, WO2013/041892A1, WO2013041892 A1, WO2013041892A1|
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Portable, lower body washing device for toilets
The subject of the invention is a portable lower body washing device for toilets, fitted with a holder that can be mounted on the toilet, with a sprayer - located on the inside of the toilet - to wash private body parts, and with a pipe supplying liquid for the sprayer. The invention is also especially suitable for meeting private parts related hygiene requirements in the case of existing toilets, and for being widely used as it can be operated independently from any water or power network. There are numerous known cleaning devices (to wash private body parts) and bidets. Several of such devices can be mounted on existing toilets, or is designed to work as an adapter fitted on toilets.
Hungarian patent document No. HU 215507 describes an adapter for bidets, that can be mounted on toilets. The mounted device is connected to a water pipe. The device is capable of supplying both water and air. The supplied material is warmed to an appropriately set degree by a base unit. By using a switch located next to the toilet seat, the user can set whether the device should supply water or air to the desired location. Hungarian patent document No. HU 175983 describes a toilet, which is capable of performing the functions of a bidet. The back side of a toilet - designed to perform the functions of a bidet - was transformed (drilled) to be suitable for hosting a pipe ended by a shower rose. In order to supply warm water, a mixing faucet is installed onto the pipe, which is capable of producing warm water at the desired temperature.
The German publication document No. DE 10 2007 022 470 describes a bidet adapter. The adapter has a horizontal platform, which is placed next to the toilet and is clearly visible. A mixer with one arm - which may be set manually - is placed on the platform next to the toilet. This can be used to set the desired temperature of the washing liquid, and the washing liquid is connected to the toilet through a pipe located under the toilet seat. The one arm of the device can be used to adjust the temperature of the washing liquid and the pressure of the water gusher. The container - connected to the warm and cold water network - is designed aesthetically to be located by the wall. The ball shaped movable sprayer located at the end of the pipe allows multi-directional settings.
Documents Nos. HU 187900, KR 100814027, US 2004181865 and JP 8270046 describe solutions that are similar to our invention, but are far from the underlying idea of our invention.
We have recognised that it is hard, complicated, and rather expensive to modify - e.g. by drilling - existing toilets in line with contemporary requirements so that the modified toilets perform the cleaning of private parts and their original functions perfectly. Consequently, it is necessary to develop a device that can be mounted onto traditional toilets, has its own washing liquid container, performs bidet functions, washes private lower body parts, and does not require water or power network. Our invention is based on the recognition that we can reach our purpose, if no permanent modifications or drillings to the toilet are needed in order to install the device, and if we produce a lower body washing device which is independent, can be mounted onto and dismounted from any toilet, works independently from water and power networks, has its own washing liquid container, can be assembled on the spot, may be transported in a disassembled state, is stable as necessary, and may be simply operated by a manual pressure pump. We have accomplished our task, if the above device is designed aesthetically, and no special technical knowledge or technical connection solutions or works are required to install the device. The device according to the invention is a portable lower body washing device for toilets, which has a holding device that can be mounted onto the existing toilet, a sprayer - located on the inside of the toilet - to wash private body parts, and with a pipe supplying liquid for the sprayer. The most general embodiment of the invention is described with the characteristics of the Claims 1. Claims 2 to 8 describe the advantageous embodiments of the lower body washing device. The lower body washing device according to the invention is presented in detail on drawings, where
Figure 1 shows the assembled picture of the container and holder of the lower body washing device, mounted on the edge of the toilet,
Figure 2 shows the spatial design of the manual pump and the liquid supply pipe of the lower body washing device, in the container and holder indicated by a dotted line,
Figure 3 shows perspective spatial section drawing of the manual pump and holder of the lower body washing device fitted on the base board,
Figure 4 shows the section drawing of the manual pump,
Figure 5 shows the perspective drawing of the mounted lower body washing device with the mounted holder, container, and toilet,
Figure 6 shows the bird-eye- view of Figure 5,
Figure 7 shows the section drawing of the manual pump,
Figure 8 shows a partial view of the holder with the sprayer, with the spring addition to the sprayer and the adjustment screw,
Figure 9 shows the exploded view of the lower body washing device with container, manual pump, sprayer, and parts of the holder, as well as with the base board and cover, and the edge of the toilet.
Figure 1 shows the assembled picture of the container 9 and holder 3 of the lower body washing device 1, mounted on the edge of the toilet 2. The toilet 2 on the figure is represented symbolically by its edge. Figure 1 clearly shows that the container 9 is independent, and does not require any connection to the water or power network. The holder 3 has a somewhat capital L shaped base board 4 and a cover 5. On Figure 1, the base board 4 is mostly hidden by the cover 5. The independent container 9 is fixed to the somewhat capital L shaped footing 11 part of the base board 4. In order to facilitate the easy and prompt installation process., the container 9 is beneficially designed with edges and is made of transparent plastic. While the edgy design is not essential, it merely shows that the container 9 may be installed and removed promptly by anyone. The manual pump 13 fitted onto the base board 4 is placed into the container 9, only the protruding pressing button 12 of which is apparent on Figure 1. The method of installing the pump 13 into the container 9 and the footing 1 1 of the base board 4 is shown in detailed on Figures 3 and 4. The stems 6 and 7 of the cover 5 are connected to each other and into the existing bores 31 of the toilet 2 with releasable joints, preferably with the holding screws previously removed from the toilet 2 and with adjustable joints 8. Because of the cover 5, Figure 1 only shows the joint opening 36 on the stem 7 of the cover 5 and the adjustable joint 8 placed therein, while the other details are presented in detail on Figure 9 showing the exploded view of the entire lower body washing device 1. It is not enough to fix the holder 3 onto the toilet 2 with screws, it must also be supported by a lug 10, so that it could hold the several litres of water filled into the container 9 without deformation. Figure 1 shows the cover 33 of the filling opening 32 of the cover 5.
Figure 2 shows how the liquid pipe 15 connecting the manual pump 13 to the washing sprayer 16 is placed into the holder 3, partially locked between the base board 4 and the stems 6 and 7 of the cover 5. On Figure 2, the sprayer 16 is covered.
Figures 3 and 4 show the perspective section spatial drawing of the manual pump 13 of the lower body washing device 1 fitted onto the base board 4. It is apparent from the section drawing how the manual pump 13 is placed into the container 9, and between the bottom of the container and the pump seat 14 located on the base board 4. The structure of the manual pump 13 is described in detail on Figure 7.
Figures 5 and 6 show the perspective drawing of the lower body washing device 1 with the mounted holder 3, container 9, toilet 2, and the closed cover 33 of the filling opening. Figure 6 shows the bird-eye- view drawing of liquid pipe 15 with the adjustment screw 17, both represented by a dotted line. The adjustment screw 17 can be used to regulate the volume of the liquid or water flowing through the liquid pipe 15.
Figure 7 shows the section drawing of the manual pump 13. The mantle of the manual pump 13 is a working cylinder 18, and it is operated by the operating pipe 23. The ends of the working cylinder 18 are sealed by the bottom sealing shape 21 and the top sealing shape 22. A plunger 19 and an operating pipe 23 is built into the working cylinder 18. The bottom end of the operating pipe 23 is fixed to the plunger 19. A pressing button 12 is fitted onto the top end of the operating pipe 23, and the operating pipe 23 is surrounded by the pressure spring 20. A suction valve 26 is built into the bottom sealing shape 21 of the working cylinder 18. A closing vessel 27 is mounted onto the bottom sealing shape 21 with the pressure valve 25 placed between the two items, and the bottom sealing shape 21 is fitted with output stems 28. The manual pump 13 is operated by pressing the pressing button 12, thereby elevating the plunger 19 with the operating pipe 23, and thereby sucking up water from the container 9 through the suction valve 26 into the working cylinder 18, and then by releasing the pressing button 12. After releasing the pressing button 12, the plunger 19 fitted onto the operating pipe is pressed back into lower position by the pressure spring 20, thus the plunger 19 presses the sucked water through the pressure valve 25 into the closing vessel 27, and from there, the water moves through the liquid pipe 15 to the washing sprayer 16. Figure 8 shows a part of the holder 3 with the washing sprayer 16, with the spring addition 29 thereof, and with the adjustment screw 17 regulating the flow section of the liquid or water. The figure shows the stem 7 of the cover and the stem 6 of the base board. When unused, the washing sprayer 16 is kept under the stem 6 of the base board 4 by the addition 29 in a closed position. The washing angle of the sprayer can be set to various, preferably three positions. During use, the increased pressure in the liquid pipe 15 - with the support of the spring addition 29 - sets the washing sprayer 16 into the washing position and opens it to spray the liquid.
Figure 9 shows the exploded view of the lower body washing device 1. Nearly all parts and components of the device were presented on the previous drawings; it is possible to present on this drawing the base board 4, which was hidden by the cover 5 on most of the drawings. For the purposes of the solution presented on Figure 9, the container 9 is fitted with an edge 34, and it is fixed to the base board 4 with holding screws 35. The joint opening 37 is clearly visible on the base board 4, and the filling opening 32 is also visible on the cover 5. The holding drills 31 on the edge of the toilet 2 can also be presented on this drawing only. The advantages of the lower body washing device according to our invention can be summarised as follows: it is independent, does not require connection to any water or power network, can be mounted onto any toilet easily and without the assistance of experts. It does not involve any technical connecting solutions or the modification of the toilet. It has its own liquid - preferably water - container, which may be removed and could be cleaned easily. The container holds approximately 5 litres of liquid, which is sufficient for 12 washes, and the remaining quantity of water can be checked easily through the transparent container. The parts are suitable for mass production, and the device can be transported and stored either in a disassembled or ready for use state.
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