Title:
Water dispersion devices and methods thereof
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Water dispersion devices and methods for continuously cleaning an inner surface of a sink basin and a drainpipe of the sink basin comprises at least one member having an end an opposite end. The at least one member includes an inner surface of a portion of the end having a substantially concave shape adapted to couple to a portion of a surface of a cap located at an end of an elongated member of a drain plug of a sink basin. An inner surface of a portion of an opposite end has a substantially concave shape adapted to disperse a stream of water when the stream of water is directed onto the substantially concave shaped opposite end.



Inventors:
Doyle, Laura L. (Boulder City, NV, US)
Doyle, Lindsay A. (Boulder City, NV, US)
Application Number:
11/148652
Publication Date:
12/14/2006
Filing Date:
06/09/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E03C1/23
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Primary Examiner:
LE, HUYEN D
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WEISS & MOY, P.C. (PHOENIX, AZ, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A water dispersion device comprising, in combination: at least one member having an end and an opposite end; an inner surface of a portion of said end having a substantially concave shape, said end dispersing a stream of water when said stream of water is directed onto said substantially concave shaped inner surface; said opposite end including an inner surface having a substantially concave shape, said opposite end adapted to couple to a portion of a surface of a cap located at an end of a drain plug; and said substantially concave shaped inner surface of said end redirecting said stream of water uniformly to an inner surface of said sink basin thereby cleaning a portion of said inner surface of said sink basin.

2. The device of claim 1 wherein said substantially concave shaped inner surface of said end both aerating and uniformly dispersing a stream of water flowing from a water faucet of said sink basin having a drain hole, accelerating flow of said stream of water into said drain hole of said sink basin.

3. The device of claim 1 wherein said substantially concave shaped inner surface of said opposite end coupled to a portion of said surface of said cap of said drain plug by suction.

4. The device of claim 1 wherein said portion of said opposite end of said at least one member comprising a substantially flexible material.

5. The device of claim 1 wherein said portion of said end of said at least one member comprising a substantially rigid material.

6. The device of claim 4 wherein said substantially flexible material is selected from the group consisting of a flexible plastic and a rubber.

7. The device of claim 5 wherein said substantially rigid material is selected from the group consisting of a plastic, a composite plastic and a metal.

8. A water dispersion device comprising, in combination: a first member and a second member; an inner surface of a portion of an end of said first member having a substantially concave shape, said end of said first member dispersing a stream of water uniformly when said stream of water is directed onto said substantially concave shaped inner surface, a portion of an opposite end of said first member having an opening; a portion of an end of said second member having a protrusion, said protrusion adapted to couple to said opening of said opposite end of said first member, an inner surface of a portion of an opposite end of said second member having a substantially concave shape; and said opposite end of said second member adapted to couple to a portion of a surface of a cap located at an end of a drain plug.

9. The device of claim 8 wherein said protrusion permitting selective positioning of said substantially concave shaped inner surface of said end of said first member of said water dispersion device.

10. The device of claim 8 wherein said substantially concave shaped inner surface of said first member both aerating and uniformly dispersing a stream of water thereby cleaning an inner surface of said sink basin and accelerating flow of said stream of water into a drain hole of said sink basin.

11. The device of claim 8 wherein said substantially concave shaped inner surface of said opposite end of said water dispersion device coupled to a portion of said surface of said cap of said drain plug by suction.

12. The device of claim 8 wherein said opposite end of said second member comprising a substantially flexible material.

13. The device of claim 8 wherein said end of said first member comprising a substantially rigid material.

14. A water dispersion drain device of a sink basin having a drain hole comprising, in combination: an elongated member and a head member; an inner surface of a portion of an end of said head member having a substantially concave shape, and an outer surface of a portion of an opposite end of said head member coupled to an end of said elongated member, said head member dispersing a stream of water uniformly when said stream of water is directed onto said substantially concave shaped inner surface; a portion of an opposite end of said elongated member having at least one opening, said at least one opening adapted to couple to an actuator for selectively moving said water dispersion drain device to open and close said drain hole of said sink basin.

15. The device of claim 14 further comprising a plurality of elongated ribs located on a portion of said elongated member.

16. The device of claim 14 comprising a substantially rigid material selected from the group consisting of a plastic, a composite plastic and a metal.

17. The device of claim 14 wherein said substantially concave shaped inner surface of said end of said head member both aerating and uniformly dispersing a stream of water, thereby cleaning an inner surface of said sink basin and accelerating flow of said stream of water into a drain hole of said sink basin.

18. A method for cleaning both a sink basin and a drainpipe of the sink basin having a drain hole, comprising the steps of: providing a water dispersion device having a first member and a second member, an inner surface of a portion of an end of said first member having a substantially concave shape, said end of said first member dispersing a stream of water uniformly when said stream of water is directed onto said substantially concave shaped inner surface of said portion of said end of said first member, and a portion of an opposite end of said first member having an opening, a portion of an end of said second member having a protrusion, said protrusion of said second member adapted to couple to said opening of said portion of said opposite end of said first member, an inner surface of a portion of an opposite end of said second member having a substantially concave shape; coupling said opening of said opposite end of said first member to said protrusion of said end of said second member; coupling said substantially concave shaped inner surface of said portion of said opposite end of said second member to a portion of a surface of a cap of a drain plug of a sink basin; directing a stream of water flowing from a faucet of said sink basin onto said concave shaped inner surface of said portion of said end of said first member; aerating and uniformly dispersing said stream of water to clean an inner surface of said sink basin; accelerating flow of said stream of water into said drain hole of said sink basin, thereby cleaning said drainpipe of said sink basin; and decreasing overall water usage by efficiently cleaning said inner surface of said sink basin and said drainpipe of said sink basin.

19. The method of claim 18 further comprising the steps of: coupling said protrusion of said end of said second member pivotally to said opening of said portion of said opposite end of said first member; positioning said concave shaped inner surface of said portion of said end of said first member of said water dispersion device selectively to receive a stream of water flowing from said faucet onto said concave shaped inner surface of said portion of said end of said first member; and dispersing and aerating said stream of water by said concave shaped inner surface of said portion of said end of said first member onto a portion of said inner surface of said sink basin thereby cleaning a portion of said sink basin.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates generally to drain plugs, and more particularly, to improved water dispersion devices and improved methods for cleaning sinks while accelerating water flow with the water dispersion devices thereof.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Typically, a drain plug disperses water flowing from a water faucet located on an upper portion of a sink basin having a drain hole. A drain plug simply directs water flowing from the water faucet of the sink basin towards the drain hole with minimal splashing. A drain plug also may close the drain hole of the sink basin, so that water is retained in the sink basin and released from the sink basin as desired by a person using the sink. A drain plug typically has a convex shaped head portion to facilitate water flow into the drain hole of the sink basin. A portion of the drain plug typically comprises a washer located below the convex shaped head portion of the drain plug for coupling the drain plug to the drain hole. The washer seals the drain hole when the drain plug is pulled down onto a portion of the drain hole of the sink basin. At times, when a user of the water faucet opens the water faucet excessively, significant water wastage occurs with a lack of usage being made of the water that goes down the drain. There appear to be no improvements in drain plugs, which make better use of the water emanating from the faucet thereby leading to less water wastage.

For the foregoing reasons, an improvement in drain plugs is desirable.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

By changing the curvature of a portion of a surface of a cap of a drain plug from a substantially convex shape to a substantially concave shape, many benefits accrue. Some benefits include:

(1) providing a mechanism for keeping a sink basin cleaner, especially by washing away soap suds that would otherwise remain on the sink basin leading to scum,

(2) reducing bacterial growth,

(3) providing a mechanism for keeping a drain hole and drainpipe of the sink basin substantially clog free by causing accelerated aerating water flow down the drain hole and the drainpipe of the sink basin, and

(4) using water more efficiently, thereby decreasing water usage.

Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide an improved water dispersion device.

It is further an object of this invention to provide an improved water dispersion device having an end with a concave shaped inner surface adapted to provide accelerated water flow from a water faucet of a sink.

It is still a further object of this invention to provide an improved water dispersion device having an end with a concave shaped inner surface adapted to clean a sink basin and to keep a drain hole and a drain plug of the sink basin clean.

It is further an object of this invention to provide an improved water dispersion device having an end with a concave shaped inner surface and an opposite end adapted to couple to a portion of surface of a drain plug.

It is still a further object of this invention to provide methods for cleaning a sink basin, a drain hole and a drainpipe with an improved water dispersion device having an end with a concave shaped inner surface.

It is yet a further object of this invention to provide methods for reducing water usage with an improved water dispersion device having an end with a concave shaped inner surface.

Preferred Embodiments of the Invention

In accordance with an embodiment of this invention, a water dispersion device is disclosed. The device comprises, in combination at least one member having an end and an opposite end. An inner surface of a portion of the end has a substantially concave shape. The end disperses a stream of water when the stream of water is directed onto the substantially concave shaped inner surface. The opposite end includes an inner surface having a substantially concave shape. The opposite end is adapted to couple to a portion of a surface of a cap located at an end of a drain plug. The substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end redirects the stream of water uniformly to an inner surface of the sink basin thereby cleaning a portion of the inner surface of said sink.

In accordance with another embodiment of this invention, another water dispersion device is disclosed. The water dispersion device comprises, in combination a first member and a second member. An inner surface of a portion of an end of the first member has a substantially concave shape, the end of the first member dispersing a stream of water uniformly when the stream of water is directed onto the substantially concave shaped inner surface. A portion of an opposite end of the first member has an opening. A portion of an end of the second member has a protrusion, the protrusion adapted to couple to the opening of the opposite end of the first member. An inner surface of a portion of an opposite end of the second member has a substantially concave shape. The opposite end of the second member is adapted to couple to a portion of a surface of a cap located at an end of a drain plug.

In accordance with another embodiment of this invention, a water dispersion drain device of a sink basin having a drain hole is disclosed. The device comprises, in combination an elongated member and a head member. An inner surface of a portion of an end of the head member has a substantially concave shape and an outer surface of a portion of an opposite end of the head member is coupled to an end of the elongated member. The head member disperses a stream of water uniformly when the stream of water is directed at the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the head member. A portion of an opposite end of the elongated member has at least one opening. The at least one opening is adapted to couple to an actuator for selectively moving the water dispersion drain device to open and close the drain hole of the sink basin when a portion of the outer surface of the portion of the opposite end of the head member contacts a portion of the drain hole of the sink basin.

In accordance with another embodiment of this invention, a method for cleaning both a sink basin and a drainpipe of the sink basin having a drain hole is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing a water dispersion device having a first member and a second member. An inner surface of a portion of an end of the first member has a substantially concave shape, the end of the first member dispersing a stream of water uniformly when the stream of water is directed onto the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the end of the first member. A portion of an opposite end of the first member has an opening. A portion of an end of the second member has a protrusion, the protrusion of the second member being adapted to couple to the opening of the portion of the opposite end of the first member, an inner surface of a portion of an opposite end of the second member having a substantially concave shape. The method further comprises the steps of coupling the opening of the opposite end of the first member to the protrusion of the end of the second member, and coupling the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the opposite end of the second member to a portion of a surface of a cap of a drain plug of a sink basin. The method further comprises the steps of directing a stream of water flowing from a faucet of the sink basin onto the concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the end of the first member; aerating and uniformly dispersing the stream of water to clean an inner surface of the sink basin; accelerating flow of the stream of water into the drain hole of the sink basin, thereby cleaning the drainpipe of the sink basin; and decreasing overall water usage by efficiently cleaning the inner surface of the sink basin and the drainpipe of the sink basin.

The foregoing and other objects, features, and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following, more detailed description of the preferred embodiments of the invention, as illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a water dispersion device having an end with a substantially concave shaped inner surface and a substantially concave shaped inner surface of a portion of an opposite end coupled to a portion of a surface of a cap of a drain plug.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view through 2-2 of another embodiment of the water dispersion device of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is perspective view of the water dispersion device of FIG. 2 having a first member and a second member, the second member positioned to couple to the first member of the water dispersion device.

FIG. 4 is an elevational view of a combination of the water dispersion device of FIG. 1 coupled to a portion of the drain plug, with a portion of the drain plug located in a drain hole of a sink basin.

FIG. 5 is perspective view of another embodiment of a water dispersion device showing a sectional view of an end having a substantially concave shaped inner surface, with the water dispersion device comprising a combination of both the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the end and an elongated member of a portion of a drain plug.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

According to FIG. 1, an embodiment of a water dispersion device 10 comprises at least one member having an end 12 and an opposite end 18. An inner surface of a portion of the end 12 has a substantially concave shape. The substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the end 12 uniformly disperses a stream of water directed onto the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the end 12 (see FIG. 4, described below). The substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the end 12 redirects the stream of water to the inner surface of a sink basin 30 (see FIG. 4, described below) thereby cleaning the inner surface of the sink basin 30. Preferably, the end 12 of the at least one member of the water dispersion device 10 comprises a substantially rigid material selected from the group consisting of a plastic, a composite plastic and a metal. However, other materials may be used without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention.

A portion of the opposite end 18 of the at least one member of the water dispersion device 10 has a substantially concave shaped inner surface. The substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the opposite end 18 is adapted to couple to a portion of a surface of a cap 26 located at an end of an elongated member 36 of a drain plug 24 of the sink basin 30 (see FIG. 4, described below). The portion of the surface of the cap 26 generally has a substantially convex shape. The drain plug 24 has a plurality of ribs 34. The opposite end of the drain plug 24 has at least one opening 32 located at the opposite end of the elongated member 36 of the drain plug 24. The opening 32 of the drain plug 24 is adapted to couple to an actuator (not shown). A user of the actuator selectively moves the drain plug 32 to open and close a drain hole of the sink basin 30 (see FIG. 4, described below). The drain hole of the sink basin 30 is closed when a portion (generally a washer) located between an opposite surface of the cap 26 of the drain plug 24 and the elongated member 36 (usually referred to as a stem) of the drain plug 24 contacts and seals a portion of a surface of the drain hole of the sink basin 30. It is understood that a portion of the opposite surface of the cap 26 of the drain plug 24, which contacts the drain hole of the sink basin 30 may be shaped to conform to the drain hole of the sink basin 30, so that the washer may not be needed to seal the drain hole of the sink basin 30.

When the opposite end 18 is coupled to a portion of the surface of the drain plug 24 of the sink basin 30, the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 both aerates and uniformly disperses a stream of water flowing from a water faucet 28 of the sink basin 30 thereby cleaning an inner surface of the sink basin 30, reducing bacterial growth and accelerating flow of the stream of water into the drain hole of the sink basin 30. Preferably, the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the opposite end 18 of the water dispersion device 10 is coupled to a portion of the surface of the cap 26 of the drain plug 24 by suction. Preferably, the opposite end 18 comprises a substantially flexible material selected from the group consisting of a flexible plastic and a rubber. However, other materials may be used without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view through 2-2 of another embodiment of the water dispersion device 10 coupled to a portion of the surface of the cap 26 located at the end of the elongated member 36 of the drain plug 24. The water dispersion device 10 comprises a first member 100 and a second member 200 (see FIG. 3, description below). The first member 100 comprises an inner surface of a portion of the end 12 of having a substantially concave shape. The substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 uniformly disperses a stream of water when the stream of water is directed onto the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 (see FIG. 4, description below). A portion of an opposite end 14 of the first member 100 has an opening.

Furthermore, according to FIG. 2 the water dispersion device 10 comprises a second member 200, a portion of an end of the second member 200 having a protrusion 16. The protrusion 16 of the second member 200 is adapted to couple to the opening of a portion of the opposite end 14 of the first member 100. An inner surface of an opposite end 18 of the second member 200 has a substantially concave shape. When the portion of the opposite end 14 having the opening of the first member 100 is coupled to the protrusion 16, the water dispersion device 10 is provided. The substantially concave shaped inner surface of the opposite end 18 of the second member 200 of the water dispersion device 10 is adapted to couple to the surface of the cap 26 of the end of the drain plug 24 of the sink basin 30.

The protrusion 16 of the end of the second member 200 may be pivotally coupled to the opening of the opposite end 14 of the first member 100. If the protrusion 16 is pivotally coupled to the opening of the opposite end 14 selective positioning of the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 of the first member 100 of the water dispersion device 10 may occur.

When the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the opposite end 18 of the second member 200 of the water dispersion device 10 is coupled to a portion of the surface of the cap 26 of the end of the drain plug 24, the water dispersion device 10 both aerates and uniformly disperses a stream of water flowing from a water faucet 28 of the sink basin 30, thereby cleaning the inner surface of the sink basin 30, reducing bacterial growth and accelerating flow of the stream of water into the drain hole of the sink basin 30. The substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the opposite end 18 of the water dispersion device 10 is coupled to a portion of the surface of the cap 26 of the end of the drain plug 24 by suction. It is understood that the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the opposite end 18 may be coupled to the surface of the cap 26 of the end of the drain plug 24 in other ways, including mechanical fastening and adhesion, and the like. Preferably, the opposite end 18 of the second member 200 comprises a substantially flexible material selected from the group consisting of a flexible plastic and a rubber. The flexible plastic may be any thermoplastic such as a polymer or copolymer comprising polyvinyl chloride, polyurethane, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene and the like. The rubber may be any natural rubber polymer or copolymer, or any synthetic rubber or copolymer such as styrene butadiene copolymer, polyurethane and the like. Preferably, the end 12 of the first member 100 comprises a substantially rigid material selected from the group consisting of a plastic, a composite plastic and a metal. Various formulations of the above-mentioned thermoplastics comprising less plasticizer may be suitable rigid materials. Rigid composite plastics contemplated by this disclosure include thermoplastics filled with a variety of fillers such as calcium carbonate, silica, titanium oxides, glass fibers, glass micro-balloons and the like, but may also include various filled thermoset plastics. Metals contemplated by this disclosure include galvanized iron, steel, aluminum and the like, which are generally more corrosion resistant. It is understood that all the above-mentioned plastics may have a coating applied on an outer surface of the plastics that may provide the appearance of a metal. It is further understood that the opposite end 14 of the first member 100 may comprise a substantially rigid material, and that the end having the protrusion 16 of the second member 200 may comprise a substantially flexible material or a substantially rigid material.

Referring to FIG. 3, a perspective view of the embodiment of the water dispersion device 10 of FIG. 2 shows the first member 100 and the second member 200, with the second member 200 positioned to couple to the first member 100 of the water dispersion device 10. The first member 100 comprises the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 of the first member 100 and the portion having the opening at the opposite end 14 of the first member 100 (see FIG. 2 and the description above). A portion of the end of the second member 200 comprises the protrusion 16 and the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the opposite end 18 (see FIG. 2 and the description above). It is understood that each one of an outer surface of the portion of the end 12 of the first member 100 and an outer surface of the portion of the opposite end 18 of the second member 200 may have a substantially convex shape.

Turning now to FIG. 4, the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the opposite end 18 of the second member 200 is coupled to a portion of the surface of the cap 26 of the drain plug 24. A portion of the elongated member 36 of the drain plug 24 is located in the drain hole of the sink basin 30. A stream of water flowing from the water faucet 28 of an upper portion of the sink basin 30 onto the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 of the water dispersion device 10 is dispersed uniformly to an inner surface of the sink basin 30. The inner surface of the sink basin 30 is continuously cleaned each time that the water faucet 28 is opened. Additionally, the stream of water flowing from the faucet 28 accelerates when dispersed by the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the end 12 of the water dispersion device 10. Consequently, the dispersed stream of water flows more rapidly down the drain hole of the sink basin 30, thereby cleaning the drain hole of the sink basin 30 and decreasing any clogging of a drainpipe (not shown in FIG. 4) of the sink basin 30. When a person uses the water dispersion device 10, any soapsuds are removed immediately by the rapid dispersion of the stream of water flowing from the water faucet 28 onto the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 of the water dispersion device 10. The rapid flow and aeration of the water stream also reduces bacterial growth and therefore provides a more sanitary sink basin 30.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of another embodiment of a water dispersion device 10 showing a sectional view of a substantially concave shaped inner surface of a portion of an end 12 of the water dispersion device 10 (similar to the sectional view of FIG. 2). The water dispersion device 10 is similar to a conventional drain plug with a portion of a surface of the cap of the drain plug having a substantially concave shape instead of a substantially convex shape for the conventional drain plug.

Referring to FIG. 5, the water dispersion device 10 comprises an elongated member 36 and a head member 300 located at an end of the elongated member 36. An inner surface of a portion of an end 12 of the head member 300 has a substantially concave shape. An outer surface of a portion of the opposite end 14 of the head member 300 may have any shape. Preferably, the outer surface of the opposite end 14 of the head member 300 has a substantially convex shape. The substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 of the head member 300 disperses a stream of water directed at the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 of the head member 300 uniformly to the inner surface of the sink basin 30. The substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 of the head member 300 both aerates and uniformly disperses the stream of water flowing from the water faucet 28 of a portion of the sink basin 30, thereby cleaning an inner surface of the sink basin 30, reducing bacterial growth and accelerating flow of the stream of water into the drain hole of the sink basin 30.

A portion of an opposite end of the elongated member 36 has at least one opening 32. The opening 32 is adapted to couple to an actuator (not shown in FIG. 5) for selectively moving the water dispersion device 10 to open and close the drain hole of the sink basin 30 when a portion of the outer surface of a portion of the opposite end 14 of the head member 300 of the water dispersion device 10 contacts a portion of the drain hole of the sink basin 30. The elongated member 36 of the water dispersion device 10 further comprises a plurality of elongated ribs 34 located on a portion of the elongated member 36. Preferably, the water dispersion device 10 comprises a substantially rigid material selected from the group consisting of a plastic, a composite plastic and a metal. It is understood that the head member 300 and the elongated member 36 need not comprise the same rigid material. The materials comprising this embodiment of the water dispersion device 10 are similar to those described above for rigid materials of the other embodiments of the water dispersion device 10.

Exemplary Method for Cleaning Both a Sink Basin and a Drainpipe of the Sink Basin Having a Drain Hole

While the method described herein specifically applies to an embodiment of the water dispersion device 10 comprising a first member 100 and a second member 200, it is understood that similar method steps are applicable to other embodiments of the water dispersion device 10 described above.

A method for cleaning both a sink basin and a drainpipe of the sink basin having a drain hole comprises the step of providing a water dispersion device 10 having a first member 100 and a second member 200. An inner surface of a portion of an end 12 of the first member 100 has a substantially concave shape. The end 12 of the first member 100 disperses a stream of water uniformly when the stream of water is directed onto the substantially concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 of the first member 100, and a portion of an opposite end 14 of the first member 100 has an opening. Furthermore, a portion of an end of the second member 200 has a protrusion 16, the protrusion 16 of the second member 200 is adapted to couple to the opening of the opposite end 14 of the first member 100. An inner surface of a portion of an opposite end 18 of the second member 200 has a substantially concave shape.

The method further comprises the steps of coupling the opening of the opposite end 14 of the first member 100 to the protrusion 16 of the end of the second member 200. The method further comprises the step of coupling the opposite end 18 of the second member 200 to a portion of a surface of a cap 26 of a drain plug of a sink basin 30. The method further comprises the step of directing a stream of water flowing from a faucet 28 of the sink basin 30 onto the concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 of the first member 100. The method further comprises the steps of aerating and uniformly dispersing the stream of water to clean an inner surface of the sink basin 30 and accelerating flow of the stream of water into the drain hole of the sink basin, thereby cleaning the drainpipe of the sink basin 30. The method further comprises the step of decreasing overall water usage by efficiently cleaning the inner surface of the sink basin 30 and the drainpipe of the sink basin 30.

The method further comprises the step of coupling the protrusion 16 of the end of the second member 200 pivotally to the opening of the opposite end 14 of the first member 100. The method further comprises the step of positioning the concave shaped inner surface of the end 12 of the first member 100 of the water dispersion device selectively to receive a stream of water flowing from the faucet 28 onto the concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the end of the first member 100. The method further comprises dispersing and aerating the stream of water by the concave shaped inner surface of the portion of the end 12 of the first member 100 onto the inner surface of the sink basin 30 thereby cleaning a portion of the sink basin 30.

While the invention has been particularly shown and described with reference to preferred embodiments thereof, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that the foregoing and other changes in form and details may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.