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US3614244A
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A device provided at the pipe conducting a liquid to the rose of a shower bath permits easy and quick attachment of a pierceable container containing the bath additive such as liquid soap, detergent, bath oil, or the like, to the pipe and causing said bath additive to comingle with the liquid flowing in said pipe to the rose. A hole is provided in said pipe in the direction of flow in advance of the device which causes air to enter the liquid flowing in the pipe, the air facilitating foam formation and intimate mixing of bath additive and liquid.

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United States Patent [72] Inventor Ignaz Eek 145 Fuerstenriegerstggsse, 8000 Munich 21, Germany [21] Appl. No. 868,136 [22] Filed Oct. 21,1969 [45] Patented Oct. 19, 1971 [54] SHOWER BATH ATTACHMENT 12 Claims, 2 Drawing Figs. [52] US. Cl 401/28, 401/43, 239/310 [51] Int. Cl A461: 11/06, I 1305b 7/26 [50] Field of Search 239/318,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,615,581 1/1927 Harris 40l/28X Primary Examiner-Lawrence Charles Attorneys-Erich M. Radde, Charles A. McClure, Gerard J.

Weiser and Alfred Stapler ABSTRACT: A device provided at the pipe conducting a liquid to the rose of a shower bath permits easy and quick attachment of a pierceable container containing the bath additive such as liquid soap, detergent, bath oil, or the like, to the pipe and causing said bath additive to comingle with the liquid flowing in said pipe to the rose. A hole is provided in said pipe in the direction of flow in advance of the device which causes air to enter theliquid flowing in the pipe, the air facilitating foam formation and intimate mixing of bath additive and liquid.

SHOWER BATH ATTACHMENT BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to an apparatus providing a shower bath and more particularly to a device attached to the pipe conducting liquid to a shower bath, said device comprising a rose such as a perforated cap, plate, or nozzle, with bristles attached thereto, such a shower bath being especially useful for simultaneously massaging the body.

2. Description of the Prior Art Shower baths which are provided with a pipe through which a fluid flows and is conducted to a perforated cap, plate, or nozzle which has bristles attached thereto, are known.

Shower baths which are provided with a device for admixing bath salts, soap, scenting agents, bath oil, detergents, or the like to the liquid spray are also known. The roses of such known shower baths, i.e. the perforated nozzles, caps, plates, or the like for delivering water in fine jets, however, have no bristles attached thereto and, therefore, exert their invigorating effect merely by the water or fluid spray. They have, if at all, only a slight massaging effect. In general the known devices for admixing the bathing agents are quite complicated and cumbersome to use.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION It is one object of the present invention to provide a shower bath which is adapted not only to spray a liquid medium such as water upon the body or parts of the body but also to vigorously massage the body or parts thereof, which permits satisfactory foaming and soapsud formation or admixture of other bath additives in exactly predetermined dosage, which is of simple construction, and which can readily and quickly be attached and operated.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a device which can readily and quickly be attached to a shower bath pipe and which permits introduction of a bathing agent in a predetermined dosage into the flow of liquid flowing through said pipe to the shower bath rose.

Other objects of the present invention and advantageous features thereof will become apparent as the description proceeds.

In principle the shower bath according to the present invention comprises a rose to which bristles are attached, and a pipe conducting the washing liquid to the rose. One or, preferably two, small hollow spaces, preferably small tubes are provided at said pipe at a site sufficiently spaced from the rose so that complete and intimate comingling of a bath additive with the fluid is effected before the fluid leaves the rose as a spray. If two tubes are provided, they are spaced from each other in the direction of flow. The container with the bath additive or bathing agent such as liquid soap, is attached to, or slipped on, the pipe in such a manner that the tubes extend into the container. Preferably the small tubes are provided with sharp edges so that they can puncture the container pressed thereon and thus allow the liquid soap or the like bath additive to pass through the tube or tubes into the liquid flowing through the pipe to the rose of the shower bath. Thus when placing or slipping the container which contains preferably a predetermined amount of the bath additive, upon the hollow tube or tubes, the flow of the liquid in the pipe forces the bathing agent out of the container and causes its intimate mixture with the liquid before it reaches the rose of the shower bath.

Very thorough mixing of the bath additive within the liquid is achieved by providing a small aperture or hole in the pipe in the direction of flow but in advance of the small tube or tubes to which the container with bath additive will be attached. This aperture or hole permits air to enter the liquid flowing in the pipe and not only improves the massaging effect of the shower bath but also produces copious foaming when the bath additive is soap or a foaming agent.

According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention the ends of the small tubes extending from the pipe are beveled, i.e. the tubes have sloping ends. Such beveled tubes, preferably with sharp points, facilitate puncturing of the container and its attachment to the pipe.

According to another embodiment of the present invention the pipe is provided with a guiding sleeve for the container. The sleeve envelops, at least partly, the pipe and has a recess into which the container fits. This arrangement results in a firm attachment of the container to the small tubes and the pipe. The guiding sleeve can be constructed in the form of a grip or handle to pennit the shower bath to be moved at will.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING The present invention will be described more in detail in connection with the attached drawings of which FIG. 1 illustrates a side view 'of the device according to the present invention arranged close to the rose of a shower bath, partly in cross section, and

FIG. 2 illustrates a side view of a shower bath showing the device according to the present invention attached to the shower bath pipe spaced from the rose which is provided with bristles.

In these FIGS. like index numerals designate like parts of the shower bath.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS The device according to the present invention is attached to pipe I of a shower bath through which a liquid flows toward rose 11, said rose having bristles 12 attached thereto. The device comprises container 2 containing the bath additive, the two tubes 5 and 6 with open ends 13 and 14 extending outside of pipe 1 and openings 3 and 4 extending into pipe I and the handle or grip 7. The two tubes 5 and 6 are spaced from each other in the direction of flow of the liquid in pipe I. As shown in FIG. 1, the open ends 13 and 14 of tubes 5 and 6 are beveled and thus form sharp points which, on placing the initially closed container 2 thereon, puncture the container wall 8 and thereby cause the contents of container 2, for instance, liquid soap, to flow into pipe ll.

When conducting liquid, for instance, water in the direction of arrow I through pipe I, portions of the bath additives will enter pipe 1 through openings 3 and 4 of tubes 5 and 6, will be mixed with the liquid, and will flow in intimate mixture therewith in the direction of arrow II toward the rose part of the shower bath. Air will enter pipe 1 through hole 9 which is provided in advance of tubes 5 and 6. The air admixture will considerably facilitate and improve, for instance, formation of foam due to causing intimate mixture of soap and the liquid in pipe 1.

Closed container 2 is commercially supplied with any desired bath additive which is thus added to the shower bath in any desired dosage. Container 2 is preferably of plastic material. Such commercially available containers need only be placed within the recess of sleeve 7 upon pointed ends 13 and 14 of tubes 5 and 6 and the shower bath is ready for operation. On passing water through pipe I, a foam bath is produced, for instance, when using soap, a detergent, or a foaming agent.

Sleeve 7 is preferably constructed as a grip or handle.

If, as shown in FIG. 2, pipe 1 of the shower bath consists of a fixed part 10, the device according to the present invention can be provided at body height in order to facilitate its operation.

Of course, the diameter of opening 9 should be rather small, preferably of a diameter of 1.5 mm. to 2 mm. or less so that the liquid flowing in pipe 1 in the direction of arrow 1 will not flow out therethrough. The diameter of tubes 5 and 6 may be larger because container 2 is closed. Even if liquid from pipe I should enter container 2, it will do so only partly and will comingle therein with the outflowing bathing agent. Container 2 may be at least partly of flexible or compressible material so as to permit complete squeezing out of the container content into pipe 1.

Of course, it is understood that the device according to the present invention can be provided not only on a stationary shower bath but also, and preferably, on a hand douche.

In order to'make use of the present invention in existing hand douches or shower baths, a piece of pipe 1 provided with tubes or, respectively, openings 5 and 6 and a hole 9 and, if desired, with guiding sleeve 7 may be inserted in the pipe conducting the liquid to the rose of the shower bath by replacing a corresponding part of said pipe.

It is evident from the aforesaid description that the device according to the present invention has the advantage of permitting easy and rapid attachment of container 2 to pipe 1, that it is of simply construction, can readily and quickly be installed, and is highly reliable in operation.

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l. A shower bath comprising a pipe through which a liquid flows, a rose part attached to said pipe, massaging bristles pro-v vided at said rose part, and a pierceable closed container containing a bath additive the pipe having at least one tube adapted to puncture the container with the bath additive when placed thereon, and thus permitting the bath additive to enter the pipe and to be mixed with the liquid flowing therein towards the rose of the shower bath.

2. The shower bath according to claim 1, wherein two tubes are provided in said pipe, said tubes being spaced from each other in the direction of flow of the liquid in the pipe,

3. The shower bath according to claim 1, wherein the end of the tube extending from the pipe is beveled to form a pointed end for readily puncturing the container.

4. The shower bath according to claim 2, wherein the ends of the hollow tubes extending from the pipe are beveled to form pointed ends for readily puncturing the container.

5. The shower bath according to claim 1, wherein additionally an opening is provided in said pipe in advance of the tube, said opening permitting air to enter the liquid flowing through the pipe.

6. The shower bath according to claim 5, wherein additionally a sleeve is provided, said sleeve at least partly enveloping the pipe and supporting the container inserted therein.

7. The shower bath according to claim I, wherein additionally a sleeve is attached to said pipe, said sleeve at least partly enveloping the pipe and supporting the container inserted therein.

8. The shower bath according to claim 1 wherein additionally a support for the container is provided at said pipe.

9. A pipe conducting liquid to a shower bath rose, said pipe being provided with two tubes adapted to puncture a con tainer containing a bath additive, when placed on said tubes and pipe, said tubes being spaced from each other in the direction of flow of the liquid in the pipe.

10. The pipe according to claim 9, wherein additionally an opening is provided in said pipe in advance of the tubes, said opening permitting air to enter the liquid flowing through the pipe.

11. The shower bath according to claim 9, wherein additionally a support for the container is provided at said pipe.

12. The pipe according to claim ll, wherein additionally a sleeve is attached to said pipe said sleeve at least partly enveloping the pipe and supporting the container inserted therein.

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1. A shower bath comprising a pipe through which a liquid flows, a rose part attached to said pipe, massaging bristles provided at said rose part, and a pierceable closed container containing a bath additive the pipe having at least one tube adapted to puncture the container with the bath additive when placed thereon, and thus permitting the bath additive to enter the pipe and to be mixed with the liquid flowing therein towards the rose of the shower bath.
2. The shower bath according to claim 1, wherein two tubes are provided in said pipe, said tubes being spaced from each other in the direction of flow of the liquid in the pipe,
3. The shower bath according to claim 1, wherein the end of the tube extending from the pipe is beveled to form a pointed end for readily puncturing the container.
4. The shower bath according to claim 2, wherein the ends of the hollow tubes extending from the pipe are beveled to form pointed ends for readily puncturing the container.
5. The shower bath according to claim 1, wherein additionally an opening is provided in said pipe in advance of the tube, said opening permitting air to enter the liquid flowing through the pipe.
6. The shower bath according to claim 5, wherein additionally a sleeve is provided, said sleeve at least partly enveloping the pipe and supporting the container inserted therein.
7. The shower bath according to claim 1, wherein additionally a sleeve is attached to said pipe, said sleeve at least partly enveloping the pipe and supporting the container inserted therein.
8. The shower bath according to claim 1 wherein additionally a support for the container is provided at said pipe.
9. A pipe conducting liquid to a shower bath rose, said pipe being provided with two tubes adapted to puncture a container containing a bath additive, when placed on said tubes and pipe, said tubes being spaced from each other in the direction of flow of the liquid in the pipe.
10. The pipe according to claim 9, wherein additionally an opening is provided in said pipe in advance of the tubes, said opening permitting air to enter the liquid flowing through the pipe.
11. The shower bath according to claim 9, wherein additionally a support for the container is provided at said pipe.
12. The pipe according to claim 11, wherein additionally a sleeve is attached to said pipe said sleeve at least partly enveloping the pipe and supporting the container inserted therein.
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