Title:
Toilet
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A toilet has a toilet bowl and a tank detached from each other. The tank defines a water cavity on an upper portion thereof. An operating element is provided above the water cavity. A flushing pipe communicates the water cavity and the toilet bowl. A storing chamber is provided below the water cavity. The toilet provides an article holding structure thereby raising utility thereof, and moreover, is ergonomic to make the user take articles easily and comfortably during defecating.



Inventors:
Huei, Ouyang (Taichung, TW)
Application Number:
11/168529
Publication Date:
01/04/2007
Filing Date:
06/29/2005
Assignee:
Globe Union Industrial Corp.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E03D1/00; E03D3/00; E03D5/00
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Primary Examiner:
NGUYEN, TUAN N
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TROXELL LAW OFFICE PLLC (FALLS CHURCH, VA, US)
Claims:
1. A toilet having a toilet bowl and a tank detached from each other, the tank comprising: a water cavity on an upper portion of the tank; an operating element above the water cavity; a flushing pipe communicating the water cavity and the toilet bowl, and forming an outlet and an inlet respectively for water flowing out or in; and a storing chamber below the water cavity.

2. The toilet as claimed in claim 1, wherein the outlet is at a side of the tank, and the inlet is at a side of the toilet bowl, and wherein the outlet is higher than the inlet.

3. The toilet as claimed in claim 1, wherein the storing chamber is a drawer, and includes an article box and a rail on bottom of the article box for supporting the article box to move horizontally.

4. The toilet as claimed in claim 1, wherein the operating element is formed on a top of the tank for the user directly operating manually.

5. The toilet as claimed in claim 4, wherein the operating element consists of two buttons for controlling different volume of flushing water.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a toilet, and particularly to a toilet which has a tank and a toilet bowl detached from each other, wherein the tank has articles holing structure for raising utility of the toilet and has ergonomic design to make the user take articles comfortably during defecating.

2. Related Art

A bathroom is often narrow when it is filled with toilet, lavatory, bathtub, etc. Sometimes Mirror support is even designed as a cabinet for storing various articles, such as shampoo, washing foam, tooth paste and tooth brush. These days People are used to read newspapers or magazines during defecating. However, it is rarely to provide book shelf or specified place for storing newspapers or magazines in such a narrow and small residential bathroom. Generally, people simply place the books, magazines, and newspapers on the cover of toilet tank where people can easily reach while sitting on the toilet. In this case, the bathroom appears untidy.

In prior art, some toilets provide articles holding room on a cover of the tank thereof. For instance, such designs are illustrated in China Utility Patent CN03238113.1 and U.S. Pat. No. 5,862,536. As shown in FIG. 7, in China Utility Patent CN03238113.1, a concave slot 90 is defined at a side of the tank 9 for reserving articles.

As shown in FIG. 8, in U.S. Pat. No. 5,862,536, article holding room 80 is integrated with the tank 8 and is oriented at a rear thereof for reserving articles.

However, the concave slot 90 of China Utility Patent CN03238113.1 and the article holding room 80 of U.S. Pat. No. 5,862,536 are both disposed on rear of the user during defecating. The user has to turn laterally and make his hand reversely to get magazines or books, thus it is uneasy and inconvenient for the user.

In addition, the concave slot 90 of China Utility Patent CN03238113.1 and the article holding room 80 of U.S. Pat. No. 5,862,536 are both bare, tending to remain dirt, and therefore can not meet sanitation need.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to provide a toilet which has ergonomic design to make the user take articles comfortably during defecating, and which includes a tank and a toilet bowl detached from each other, wherein a storing chamber is provided below the tank for storing articles, such as books, and the user may droop his hand by nature and fetch articles in the storing chamber easily and comfortably.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a toilet which prevents dirt and facilitates cleaning.

To achieve the above-mentioned object, a toilet of the present invention comprises a toilet bowl and a tank detachably connecting with each other. The tank defines a water cavity on an upper portion thereof. An operating element is provided above the water cavity. A flushing pipe communicates the water cavity and the toilet bowl. A storing chamber is provided below the water cavity.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an assembled and top view of a toilet according to the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a right side view of FIG. 1, wherein an upper part of a tank of the toilet is removed.

FIG. 3 is a longitudinally and sectional view of a tank of the toilet.

FIG. 4 is a left side view of the tank of FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is similar to FIG. 4, and conceptually shows an article box of the toilet being drawn.

FIG. 6 conceptually shows the toilet and a user fetching magazines during defecating.

FIG. 7 is a schematic view of a toilet in China Utility Patent CN03238113.1.

FIG. 8 is a schematic view of a toilet in U.S. Pat. No. 5,862,536.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

With reference to FIGS. 1 and 2, a toilet 1 in accordance with the present invention comprises a toilet bowl 2 and a tank 3 detached from each other. The toilet bowl 2 is structured as that of ordinary toilet, and is not described herein.

The tank 3 is formed at side of the toilet bowl 2. Further referring to FIGS. 3 and 4, the tank 3 includes a water cavity 30, an operating element 31 and a flushing pipe 32. The water cavity 30 is defined on an upper portion of the tank 3 for preserving water therein. The operating element 31 is formed on a top of the tank 3 for the user directly operating manually, and consists of two buttons for controlling different volume of flushing water. The flushing pipe 32 communicates the water cavity 30 and the toilet bowl 2, and has an outlet 321 and an inlet 321 respectively for water flowing out or in. The outlet 321 is at a side of the water cavity 30, and the inlet 322 is at a side of the toilet bowl 2. The outlet 321 is higher than the inlet 322 for achieving desired flushing effect. A storing chamber 33 is provided below the water cavity 30. Preferably the storing chamber 33 is a drawer, and includes an article box 331 and a rail 332 on bottom of the article box 331 for supporting the article box 331 to move horizontally. The article box 331 may store books, magazines, shampoo and tooth paste for increasing utility of the toilet.

Referring to FIGS. 5 and 6, when a user sits on the toilet bowl 2 to defecate, he can directly draw out the article box 331 from below of the tank 3 to reach magazines and books. Meanwhile, the article box 331 is at side of the user, and therefore the user may droop down his hand by nature for fetching magazines and books easily and comfortably. So the present invention is ergonomic to make the user take articles comfortably during defecating.

When the article box 331 is not employed, it is shaded within the tank 3, thereby resisting dirt. Otherwise the user may get the article box 331 out easily for cleaning.

It is understood that the invention may be embodied in other forms without departing from the spirit thereof. Thus, the present examples and embodiments are to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, and the invention is not to be limited to the details given herein.