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Número de publicaciónWO2013041892 A1
Tipo de publicaciónSolicitud
Número de solicitudPCT/HU2012/000079
Fecha de publicación28 Mar 2013
Fecha de presentación27 Ago 2012
Fecha de prioridad22 Sep 2011
Número de publicaciónPCT/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
InventoresFerenc TÜDÖ
SolicitanteTuedoe Ferenc
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Portable, lower body washing device for toilets
WO 2013041892 A1
Resumen
A portable lower body washing device (1) for a toilet (2), comprising a holder (3) that can be mounted on existing toilets, a sprayer (16) - locatable on the inside of a toilet - to wash private body parts, and a pipe (15) supplying liquid to the sprayer. The device further comprises an independent container (9) and a manual pump (13). The holder (3) has a base board (4) in the shape of a capital L and a cover (5), and the container (9) is fixed to the base board (4).
Reclamaciones  (El texto procesado por OCR puede contener errores)
1. A portable lower body washing device for toilets, fitted with a holder that can be mounted on existing toilets, with a sprayer - located on the inside of the toilet - to wash private body parts, and with a pipe supplying liquid for the sprayer, characterized in that the device is fitted with an independent container (9), which 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), and the container (9) is fixed to the footing (11) part of the base board (4).
2. The lower body washing device according to claim 1, characterized in that the container (9) is designed with edges, a manual pump (13) fitted onto the base board (4) is placed into the container (9), and the stems (6, 7) of the base board (4) and of the cover (5) are connected to each other and into the existing bores (31) of the toilet (2) with releasable joints, preferably with screws and with adjustable joints (8).
3. Any of the devices according to claims 1 to 2, characterized in that the base board (4) and the cover (5) of the holder (3) is fitted with a lug (10) supported by the toilet (2).
4. Any of the devices according to claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the manual pump (13) has a pressing button (12) and a working cylinder (18), and the output stem (28) of the working cylinder (18) is connected to the washing sprayer (16) through the liquid pipe (15).
5. Any of the devices according to claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the ends of the working cylinder (18) are closed by a bottom sealing shape (21) and a top sealing shape (22), and a plunger (19) and an operating pipe (23) are built into the working cylinder (18), and the bottom end of the operating pipe (23) is fixed to the plunger (19), a pressing button (12) is fixed to the top end of the operating pipe (23), and the operating pipe (23) is surrounded by a pressure spring (20).
6. Any of the devices according to claims 1 to 5, characterized in that a suction valve (26) is built into the bottom sealing shape (21) of the working cylinder (18), and a closing vessel (27) is mounted onto the bottom sealing shape (21) with a pressure valve (25) in the middle, and the bottom sealing shape (21) is fitted with an output stem (28).
7. Any of the devices according to claims 1 to 6, characterized in that the washing sprayer (16) has a closing valve and is fitted to the stem (6) of the base board (4) with a spring addition (29), which is opened by liquid pressure, and the section of the liquid pipe (15) before the valve is placed between the stems (6, 7) of the base board (4) and the cover (5).
8. Any of the devices according to claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the liquid pipe (15) is fitted with an adjustment screw (17) regulating the flow section of the pipe.
Descripción  (El texto procesado por OCR puede contener errores)

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.

Citas de patentes
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DE102007022470A18 May 200713 Nov 2008Wind, Kasimir, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)Toilet-flush adapter plate for bidet, has bidet device installed in viewing area, and discharge pipe inserted below toilet-seat, where discharge pipe is provided with/without spherical-movable nozzle for adjusting inclination of water jet
HU175983B Título no disponible
HU187900B Título no disponible
HU215507B Título no disponible
JPH08270046A Título no disponible
KR100814027B1 Título no disponible
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