Title:
Household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus has a main unit, a locating plate and a remote controller. The main unit has a water inlet, a filter inside and a control panel, wherein the control panel controls and monitors the pressurizing and pumping procedures of the main unit. The locating plate connects to the main unit by a water tube and has a water passage inside and a middle extension tube communicated to the water passage and engaged a disposable insert tube. When the apparatus operates, the main unit mounts on a water tank and the locating plate is clamped between a toilet bowl and a seat cushion. Thereby, a user seating on the cushion enables to put the insert tube into the rectum and operate the main unit by remote controller or the control panel so that colon hydrotherapy is conveniently obtained in a bathroom at home.



Inventors:
Tsai, Lung Sheng (Taoyuan City, TW)
Application Number:
11/274135
Publication Date:
07/13/2006
Filing Date:
11/16/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E03D9/08; A47K3/20; A47K4/00; A61H35/00; A61M3/02
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Primary Examiner:
KINDRED, KRISTIE MAHONE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TROXELL LAW OFFICE PLLC (FALLS CHURCH, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus comprising: a main unit with a top having a control panel mounted on one side of the top of the main unit; a water inlet defined in the other side of the top of the main unit; and a filter accommodated in the water inlet for sterilizing water; a locating plate connected to the main unit by a water tube and having a water passage defined inside the locating plate to communicate with the water tube; a middle extension tube communicated to the water passage; and a disposable insert tube detachably engaged the middle extension tube.

2. The household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the control panel shows operational pressures, temperatures, water-levels and messages of empty warning of the main unit and controls and monitors pressurizing and pumping operations of the main unit.

3. The household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the main unit further has a cap pivotally mounted at an edge of the water inlet for covering the water inlet.

4. The household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the main unit further a water container attached inside the main unit and communicated with the water inlet.

5. The household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus as claimed in claim 4, wherein the water container further combines with a pump, a pressure switch, and an associated electromagnetic valve to pump the water in the water container outward at a pressurized situation.

6. The household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus as claimed in claim 1, wherein the locating plate is shaped to adapt to snugly combine with a rear top of a toilet bowl.

7. The household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus as claimed in claim 6, wherein the locating plate has an inner edge and the water passage is defined in the inner edge.

8. The household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus as claimed in claim 7, wherein the disposable insert tube is composed of an extending section and a bending section and a straight section connected in sequence; the disposable insert tube has multiple spraying holes defined at a distal end of the straight section.

9. A household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus comprising: a main unit with a top having a control panel mounted on one side of the top of the main unit; a water inlet defined in the other side of the top of the main unit; and a filter accommodated in the water inlet for sterilizing water; a locating plate connected to the main unit by a water tube and having a water passage defined inside the locating plate to communicate with the water tube; a middle extension tube communicated to the water passage; and a disposable insert tube detachably engaged the middle extension tube; and a controller operating the main unit in hand.

10. The household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus as claimed in claim 9, wherein the controller is a remote controller to operate the main unit in a wireless way.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a colon hydrotherapy apparatus, and more particularly to a self-operated colon hydrotherapy apparatus for a user to conveniently have colon hydrotherapy at home.

2. Description of Related Art

In human body, the large intestine is in a generally reversed U shape that includes a rectum, a descending colon at an inner end of the rectum, a transverse colon located at an upper end of the descending colon, and an ascending color downward extended from another end of the transverse colon. Dr. Bernard Jensen of the Medical College of Johns Hopkins University has studied 50 thousands cases and developed a Large Intestine Cavities Map. The accumulation of any excrement in any one of the large intestine cavities usually indicates an abnormal physical condition of a person at a certain specific body area. For instance, according to statistical data from the study conducted by Dr. Jensen, the accumulation of excrement in the ascending colon at a position marked No. 8 in the Large Intestine Cavities Map indicates possible abnormality in the thyroid gland or the pituitary body, and the accumulation of excrement in the transverse colon at positions marked Nos. 63 and 64 in the Large Intestine Cavities Map indicates possible abnormality in the gullet or the bronchial tube. Due to the complicate and winding structure of the human large intestine, colon hydrotherapy is the only way to fully clean off the excrement from the joints of the descending and the transverse colons and of the transverse and the ascending colons.

The currently available colon hydrotherapy apparatus is complicate and expensive, and must be operated under the instruction by a hydrotherapist who is usually a professional nurse. It is therefore very inconvenient and even troublesome to have colon hydrotherapy at least at the current stage.

According to the foregoing problems of the colon hydrotherapy apparatus, a household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus is developed to make a user conveniently have colon hydrotherapy at home. However, the household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatuses still have some drawbacks as the following:

1. A remote controller is connected to a main unit of the colon hydrotherapy apparatus so that the user sometimes gets stumble inadvertently.

2. The conventional household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus has a ultra-violet sterilizing device to kill bacteria but the ultra-violet sterilizing device has a service life. Sterilizing efficiency of the ultra-violet sterilizing device is correspondingly decreased and can not meet hygiene standards when the service life expires.

In order to resolve the foregoing unavoidable problems for people who want to have colon hydrotherapy at home, an improved colon hydrotherapy apparatus has arisen to mitigate or obviate the problems.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Main t objective of the present invention is to provide a household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus that enables a user to conveniently have colon hydrotherapy in a bathroom at home.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide a household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus that has a main unit suitably mounted on a water tank of a toilet, wherein the main unit connects to one end of a water pipe and a locating plate having a water passage connects to the other end of the water pipe; wherein the locating plate mounts on a rear top of a toilet bowl and is shaped to correspond the rear top of the toilet bowl to snugly mount thereon.

Yet another objective of the present invention is to provide a household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus that has a disposable insert tube detachably connected to the water passage in the locating plate and adapted to enter a user's large intestine so that the disposable insert tube is environmentally friendly after discarded and can be changed conveniently to ensure personal hygiene.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide a household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus that has a wireless remote controller to conveniently operate the colon hydrotherapy apparatus without possible stumble danger.

To achieve foregoing objectives, the household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus comprises:

a main unit adapted to mount on a water tank of toilet and having

a control panel attached to one side on a top of the main unit to control and monitor the main unit in pressurizing and pumping procedures;

a water inlet formed on another side on the top of the main unit; and

a filter accommodated inside the main unit under the water inlet to sterilize water;

a locating plate connected to the main unit by a water tube and having

a water passage defined in the locating plate and having a middle extension tube communicated with the water passage to extend outward; and

a disposable insert tube detachably connected to the water passage; and

a remote controller selectively operating the main unit.

According to above description, the main unit is mounted on the top face of the water tank of the toilet and the locating plate is positioned at a rear top on a toilet bowl by using a seat cushion to clamp the locating plate with the rear top of the toilet bowl so that a user can sit on the seat cushion and insert the disposable insert tube into the rectum to conveniently have colon hydrotherapy at home. Moreover, the remote controller and the control panel enable the user to operate the colon hydrotherapy apparatus in an easy, wireless and convenient way by self.

Further benefits and advantages of the present invention will become apparent after a careful reading of the detailed description with appropriate reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a main unit in a household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a partially exploded perspective view of the main unit in the household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus, wherein the main unit further connects to a locating plate by a water tube;

FIG. 4 is an operational perspective view showing engagement between the household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus and a toilet device, wherein a seat cushion is lifted up;

FIG. 5 is an operational perspective view showing the engagement between the household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus and a toilet device, wherein the seat cushion is lowered down; and

FIG. 6 is an operational perspective view showing a user who is operating the household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus on the toilet device by a remote controller.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

A household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus in accordance with the present invention comprises a main unit, a locating plate and a controller. The main unit has a water inlet, a filter fit into the water inlet and a control panel mounted on the main unit, wherein the control panel controls and monitors the pressurizing and pumping operations of the main unit. The locating plate connects to the main unit by a water tube and has a water passage defined therein and a middle extension tube communicated to the water passage and extended outward to engage a disposable insert tube. The controller is preferred to be a remote controller to selectively operate the main unit. When the colon hydrotherapy apparatus operates, the main unit mounts on a water tank and the locating plate attaches to a toilet bowl to be clamped between the toilet bowl and a seat cushion when the seat cushion is lowered down. Thereby, a user enables to sit on the seat cushion, insert the insert tube into the rectum, and operates the remote controller or the control panel to control the main unit so that the colon hydrotherapy is conveniently obtained in a bathroom at home.

With reference to FIGS. 1 2 and 3, a preferred embodiment of the household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus comprises a main unit 10, a locating plate 30 and a control panel 50:

The main unit 10 is adapted to mount on a top face of a water tank of a toilet device and has a top, a control panel 12 formed on one side of the top of the main unit 10 to control and monitor pressurizing and pumping operations of the main unit 10. The main unit 10 further has a water inlet 13 defined in another side of the top and a filter 14 contained inside the main unit 10 to sterilize water poured into the main unit 10 via the water inlet 13.

The control panel 12 shows operational pressures, temperatures, water-levels, and messages of empty warning and also controls and monitors pressurizing and pumping operations of the main unit 10.

The main unit 10 has cap 15 attached to one side of the water inlet 13 for covering the water inlet 13 and further has a water container 16 accommodated inside the main unit 10 to communicate with the outer inlet 13. Moreover, a filter 14 is fitted inside the main unit 10 between the water container 16 and the water inlet 13.

The water container 16 further combines a pump 17, a pressure switch 18, and an associated electromagnetic valve 19 to pump the water in the water container 16 outward at a pressurized situation.

The main unit 10 further has a tube connector 20 formed on a side face of the main unit 10 to connect to the locating plate 30 by a water tube 21.

The locating plate 30 is substantially U-shaped, connects to the main unit 10 by the water tube 21 and has a water passage 32 defined inside the locating plate 30 in U-shape. The water passage 32 has a middle extension tube 33 connected to an apex of the U-shaped water passage 32 and extending inward to detachably combine with a disposable insert tube 40.

The water tube 21 has two ends that one is connected to the tube connector 20 on the main unit 10 and the other is connected to the locating plate 30 to communicate with the water channel 32 to conduct water from the main unit 10 to the locating plate 30.

The locating plate 30 formed in U-shape is adapted to correspond to common type of a toilet bowl and mounted on a rear top of the toilet bowl. The locating plate 30 has an inner edge and the water passage 32 is defined along the inner edge. Two strengthening plates 31 are formed between the inner edge and the middle extension tube 33 that detachably connects to the disposable insert tube 40.

The disposable insert tube 40 is made of environmentally friendly material and is composed of an extending section 41 and a bending section 42 and a straight section connected in sequence. The insert tube 40 has multiple spraying holes 43 defined at a distal end of the straight section.

The remote controller 50 emits signals to control the pressurizing and pumping operations of the main unit 10.

With reference to FIGS. 4 and 5, the locating plate 30 is fixed on the toilet bowl 70 and the main unit 10 is mounted on the water tank 60 in practice. The locating plate 30 is preferably mounted on the rear top of the toilet bowl 70 (as shown in FIG. 4) and then clamped between the toilet bowl 70 and the seat cushion 71 (as shown in FIG. 5) when the seat cushion 71 is lowered down.

As shown in FIG. 6, a user sits on the seat cushion 71 and plugs the rectum with the insert tube 40 to slowly inject water into the colon. During the colon hydrotherapy, the user selectively operates the remote controller 50 or the control panel 12 to conveniently control the main unit 10. By using the remote controller 50, wires are eliminated to avoid stumbling.

According to above description, the household-type colon hydrotherapy apparatus can be easily and conveniently assembled with the toilet device in the bathroom so that the user can have the colon hydrotherapy by self at home. Moreover, the disposable insert tube 40 can be changed to keep personal hygiene and does not cause environmental problem after discarded.

Although this invention has been described in its preferred form with a certain degree of particularity, it is understood that the present invention of the preferred form has been made only by way of example and that numerous changes in the details of construction and the combination and arrangement of parts any be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.