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US5220697: Handle assembly for shower nozzle assembly

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) William T. Birchfield ·
Assignee(s) BIRCHFIELD WILLIAM T ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Adams, III; W. Thad ·
Primary Examiner Henry J. Recla ·
Assistant Examiner Robert M. Fetsuga ·
Application Number US7787018
Filing date 11/04/1991
Issue date 06/22/1993
Predicted expiration date 11/04/2011
U.S. Classifications 4/559  · 4/604  · 292/DIG.2  · 16/426  · 4/605  · 74/544  ·
International Classifications A47K 300  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 4559;567;568;570;604;605 ·
7 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A handle assembly for a shower nozzle assembly having a slide bar for being vertically mounted on the wall in a bath, a shower nozzle slidably mounted on the slide bar and a clamp for releasably clamping the shower nozzle in a predetermined adjustment position along the length of the slide bar. The handle assembly includes an elongated handle positioned on the clamp. The handle assembly makes it easy for the shower nozzle to be adjusted by a person seated in a position where the clamp itself cannot be grasped by the person to loosen the shower nozzle and permit adjustment of the height of the shower nozzle.

Independent Claims | See all claims (7)

  1. 1. In a shower nozzle assembly having an elongate slide bar for being vertically mounted on the wall in a bath, a shower nozzle slidably mounted on said slide bar and a clamp mounted on said shower nozzle and cooperating with said slide bar for releasably clamping said shower nozzle in a predetermined vertical adjustment position along the length of the slide bar,the improvement comprising a handle assembly including an elongated handle positioned on said clamp for being grasped by a person seated in a position where the clamp itself cannot be grasped by the person to loosen the shower nozzle and permit adjustment of the height of the shower nozzle and to tighten the shower nozzle in the desired position, wherein said handle assembly includes a cover fitted over and secured to the clamp for movement with the clamp as it loosens and tightens the shower nozzle.
  2. 4. In a shower nozzle assembly having an elongate slide bar for being vertically mounted on the wall in a bath, a shower nozzle slidably mounted on said slide bar and a clamp mounted on said shower nozzle and cooperating with said slide bar for releasably clamping said shower nozzle in a predetermined vertical adjustment position along the length of the slide bar, said clamp including a rotatable knob for being grasped and turned in one direction to loosen the shower nozzle on the vertical slide for vertical adjustment, and rotated in the other direction to tighten the shower nozzle on the vertical slide at the desired location, the improvement comprising a handle assembly including an elongated handle positioned on said rotatable knob for unison movement therewith, said elongated handle extending outwardly and downwardly in a direction for being grasped by a person seated in a position where the knob itself cannot e grasped by the person to loosen the shower nozzle and permit adjustment of the height of the shower nozzle and to tighten the shower nozzle in the desired position.

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