Title:
Chokeless Sink Strainer
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention resolves the choking problem of the existing sink strainers. The new design has a water outlet and a residues settlement area. See FIG. 7 for the concept design. The water outlet is designed at above the surface of the sink and the settlement area is at below the surface. The residues will eventually settle down in the settlement area when the water flows through the strainer. The water outlet will not be covered by the residues as it is above the surface. Having these two features in one will prevent the sinks from choking.



Inventors:
Ho, Yeong Cherng (Singapore, SG)
Application Number:
11/912304
Publication Date:
12/18/2008
Filing Date:
12/01/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E03C1/264
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Primary Examiner:
MAESTRI, PATRICK J
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Ho Yeong Cheng (Singapore, SG)
Claims:
1. The invention combines two features in the design to achieve the chokeless (Anti-Choke) solution. The features are as follow. A. Feature 1: The first feature is the filter (i.e. the area with holes) portion above the surface of the sink that prevents any settlement of residues and leave behind an outlet for the water to escape. See FIG. 5. B. Feature 2: The second feature is the filter (i.e. the area with holes) portion below the surface of the sink that allows settlement of the residues so that the residues will not block up the first feature. See FIG. 6 As long as a strainer design consists of the above mentioned two features in one, regardless of the forms and shapes that will be the claim. See FIGS. 8, 9 and 10 for the sample designs in another forms and shapes

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Currently, the sink strainers in the market are designed lower than the surface of the sink. See FIG. 1.

2. This design has a problem. It causes the sink to choke when the residues eventually settle down and cover the strainer. See FIG. 2.

3. In the new design, the strainer is above the surface of the sink See FIG. 3.

4. The part that is above surface of the sink will not be covered by the residues and leave behind an outlet for the water to escape and eventually prevent choking the sink. See FIG. 4.

DESCRIPTION

FIG. 1 showing the current design of the sink strainer.

FIG. 2 showing the problem of the existing design.

FIG. 3 showing the main feature of the invention.

FIG. 4 showing the result of the invention.

FIG. 5 showing the first feature of the design.

FIG. 6 showing the second feature of the design

FIG. 7 showing the concept design of the invention.

FIG. 8 showing the sample design in another form and shape.

FIG. 9 showing the sample design in another form and shape.

FIG. 10 showing the sample design in another form and shape.