Title:
Supplemental toilet flushing systems with resultant savings of water
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This invention provides the individual home owner, the community's agencies, and others, an opportunity to make substantial savings in an indispensable commodity It will help alleviate part of the neediness for potable drinkable water. This is essential for a community's life and growth and in its control of the necessary expenditures for a physical resource.



Inventors:
Browne, Jonas (Portchester, NY, US)
Application Number:
10/666698
Publication Date:
09/23/2004
Filing Date:
03/17/2003
Assignee:
BROWNE JONAS
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E03D1/14; (IPC1-7): E03D1/14; E03D3/12
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Primary Examiner:
HUYNH, KHOA D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Flush Laboratories, Inc (221 East Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, NY, 10530, US)
Claims:
1. What I claim as my inventions are the devices which when installed in toilets will provide a substantial savings for both the home owner and the community, both ecologically and economically, by reducing the quantity of water required for necessary human functions. As far as can be ascertained there has never been a device similar to this. When the Handle is rotated to the right the flush discharges a controlled (apportioned) amount of water for the removal of the liquid waste. Rotate the handle to the left and the flush discharges solid and liquid waste Since removal of liquid waste is done much more frequently than the solid kind, the savings of water can be substantial.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] Not Applicable

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

[0002] Not Applicable

REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE OR A COMPUTER PROGRAM LISTING COMPACT DISC APPENDIX

[0003] Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0004] There are so many articles in the newspapers and magazines about shortages of water required for human consumption and the difficulties to resolve them in an age of population expansions and/or explosive growth. It occurred to me that a small step might be taken if mechanisms used today to remove human waste could be modified to save water.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] The invention is an additional mechanism installed within a working toilet. It could be either hydraulic or pneumatic. It will save approximately half the amount of water required for the liquid part of the flush. The existing toilet tank mechanisms will provide the water for the solid and liquid flushing.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE INVENTION

[0006] Section 1 At Rest Position

[0007] Installation of new Auxiliary device, with the new special Handle. Handle shown in vertical (or at rest) position.

[0008] Section 2: Tier 1 action

[0009] Device with Handle rotated to the right. Valving shows Discharge Valve open, both Cylinder valving open.

[0010] Section 3: Tier 2 action

[0011] Device with Handle rotated to left. Invention's valves are linked with existing toilet mechanism for the complete flush. Discharge Valve will close when the flush water for the solid and liquid waste is depleted, and water level in the toilet tank will rise again to refill tank to complete the cycle.

DETAIL DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0012] The inventions will be installed within toilet tanks. They will function independently of the existing toilet mechanism for the apportioned part of the flushing process, (Tier 1) and in coordination(linked) with toilet mechanism for the total flush (Tier 2). All this is linked together through the Handle mechanism. The Handle shall be chrome-like finish on the outside of the bowl and corrosion resistant material inside the tank. It will have ball bearing action with gearing: There will be three limiting stops: (1) A neutral position. (2) rotation to the right for Tier 1 flush position. And (3) rotation to the left for the Tier 2 flush position. The Apportioning Valve installed within a cylinder will have variable openings to get maximum water savings from the Tier 1 flush segment. It will be made of some corrosion resistant materials. The same materials can be used for the Cut Off Valve in the cylinder below the Apportioning Valve on Arm No. 2. along with a counter weight The weight shall be segmented for the initial adjustments for closing the Discharge Valve. The Discharge Valve shall be similar to those existing in all toilets. It may be possible to use only one Discharge Valve with a linkage to the existing toilet mechanism. Arm No 1 and Arm No 2 shall be made of light weight, corrosion resistant metal or composite material. The cylinder can be made of a corrosion resistant material, the inside diameter which will be proportionate to the requirements for the valves. There will be external attachments on the cylinder to hold it in a vertical position to the toilet wall. It will be installed so that water will be able to enter its flanged top to function as specified above.