|Title of Invention||
WALL MOUNTING BRACKET FOR A SHOWER ATTACHMENT
|Abstract||The invention relates to a wall rod (1) to be applied in front of a vertical wall by means of wall supports(6), said wall rod comprising an extension on the upper end thereof, that extends in an arched manner away from the wall. The handle of a shower attachment can be inserted into the free end of said arched pipe extension, and the tube is guided downwards on the rear side of the wall rod (1)|
The invention refers to a wall bracket for a shower attaclnnnent with a per-
pendicularly aligned wall rod on which a mounting bracket is attached and a
shower attachment can be inserted, for example with the handle.
Such wall rods have been familiar for a long time. They have the advantage
that the height of the shower attachment can be adjusted relative to the
body size, wherein it is also possible to shower while sitting. The shower
attachment can also be detached from the mounting bracket and used to
rinse off the body. The disadvantage of this type of mounting for shower
attachments is that the shower outlet hose is always adapted to the maxi-
mum possibility of adjustment and are therefore normally longer so that
when the shower attachment is hung on the wall rod it hangs down in a dis-
These disadvantages don't exist with firmly installed overhead shower out-
lets. However, these have the disadvantage that they are normally not ad-
justable. Even if they are attached with the help of a joint, the position of the
shower head cannot be adjusted, apart from the angle in which it sprays
In a known wall bracket a slider is attached on a vertically installed wall rod
on which a shower head with a pivoted mounting is attached. The feed line
to this shower head is provided via a hose (DE 27 20 507). The shower
head can not be detached.
Likewise, a wall rod (EP A76717) is known which comprises a permanently
installed part and a telescopically displaceable part fitted protruding up-
wards opposite the permanently installed part. On the upper end of the dis-
placeable part the handle of a shower attached is attached which obtains
water from a hose.
The invention is based on the task of expanding and improving the applica-
tion and possibilities of using a shower attachment.
To solve this task, the invention proposes a wall bracket for a shower at-
tachment with the features mentioned in Claim 1. Further developments of
the invention are object of subordinate Claims.
Although in the state of the art the mounting bracket for the shower attach-
ment Is normally a separate part that is perceived as a partly disturbing
element, the invention provides that the mounting bracket is designed such
that it forms a projection of the wall rod. Expressed otherwise, the mounting
bracket is located in the projection of the wall rod. Therefore, an optically
appealing overall impression of the wall rod is achieved and gives a com-
plementing image that does not disturb anymore.
In particular, the invention provides that the mounting bracket for the
shower attachment is formed as an overhead projection of the wall rod, so
that the shower attachment which Is fitted in the mounting bracket can act
as an overhead shower outlet. It can also be removed from the mounting
bracket and used as a shower attachment.
To make adjustment or adaptation to different conditions possible when us-
ing the shower attachment as an overhead shower outlet, it can be pro-
vided according to the invention that the mounting bracket is pivoted, pref-
erably about the longitudinal axis of the wall rod or about an axis parallel
thereto. In this manner, it is possible to shift the shower attachment that is
attached to the mounting bracket towards the right or left of a center posi-
tion. Especially when attaching such a wall bracket to a bathtub it is possi-
ble in this manner that the user can stand at different positions in the bath-
Especially in a further development of the invention, it can be provided that
the mounting bracket is curved, wherein preferably the centerline of the
mounting bracket lies in a plane in which, if necessary, also the axis of the
wall rod lies. Due to the curved form, the wall rod can be optically continued
providing the possibility that the shower attachment fitted in the mounting
bracket points downwards. The curved form makes it possible therefore
that the hose leading to the shower attachment may be held such that it no
Especially in a further development of the invention it can be provided that
the mounting bracket is formed as an open pipe with a cone on the external
end towards the rear side and/or towards the lateral side. The cone, which
is known, is used for inserting the handle of the shower attachment. The
opening on the rear side and/or on the lateral side can advantageously
serve for holding the shower outlet hose during this process so that it is
safely accommodated and does not disturb. This possibility is further im-
proved in that the opening features the form of an undercut slot.
In a further development of the invention it can be provided that at least a
wall support is formed with a double-bend. Through this double-bend, a
space is created in which the shower outlet hose can hang downwards be-
tween the wall rod and the vertical surface so that it disturbs even less.
Particularly, it can be provided that at least a wall support is located with
displacement about at least half the diameter of the shower attachment
hose, laterally opposite the wall rod.
In accordance with the invention, the swivel support of the shower outlet
holder can be located in the wall support.
The swivel support can be formed such that the swiveling motion of the
mounting bracket is restricted before It reaches the vertical surface on
which the wall rod is mounted with the help of the wall supports. In this
manner, contact between the shower attachment and the wall is prevented.
At the same time the shower spray is prevented from reaching the wall, but
only the person taking shower.
In a further development it can be provided that the swivel support is pro-
vided with a notch that favors certain positions of the mounting bracket.
Particularly, it shall be provided that the mounting bracket remains station-
ary in the neutral position.
In accordance with the invention, the wall bracket can exhibit an additional
hose guide which is preferably located behind the wall rod, thus, between
the wall rod and the wall.
It is also possible to attach a further mounting bracket for the shower at-
tachment on the wall rod itself in order to be able to lock the shower at-
tachment in a lower position. This additional mounting bracket can also be
pivoted about the wall rod and thus be adjustable in height. Preferably, it is
provided that the rotation about the wall rod takes place independent of
whether or not the wall rod is rotated.
To fix a wall rod, it is normally provided that two wall supports are used. It is
also possible that a wall rod consists of more than one part, for instance,
two pipe sections, so that three wall supports can be used if necessary.
Further features, details and preferences of the invention arise from the fol-
lowing description of a preferred embodiment, the patent claims and the
abstract that both refer to the content of the description and to the draw-
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMPANYING DRAWINGS.*
The following are shown:
Figure 1 an axial section through a wall bracket according to the inven-
tion, without a shower attachment;
Figure 2 a shortened section with an additional bracket in comparison to
Figure 3 perspective of a wall support.
The wall bracket schematically depicted in Figure 1 contains a pipe 1 as a
central element that is provided with a cartridge-type bearing 2 in the sec-
tion of its lower end. The cartridge-type bearing 2 is inserted from the bot-
tom into the pipe 1 and lies pointing outwards with a flange 3 on the face
edge of the pipe.
In the section of its upper end, the pipe also features a cartridge-type bear-
ing 4 that is inserted into the pipe from the top. From the upper end of the
pipe 1 a part 5 of the cartridge-type bearing protrudes. This protruding part
5 of the cartridge-type bearing 4 corresponds in its outer dimensions to the
inner dimensions of the cartridge-type bearing 2.
To fix the pipe 1 with its cartridge-type bearings 2, 4, two wall supports 6
are used, which are both identically formed. Each wall support 6 contains a
base plate 7 to be screwed on the wall that features a step hole 8. Through
the step hole 8, screws can be screwed, the heads of said screws then
come to rest on the prolonged part of the step hole 8. This base plate 7 is
joined with a brace 18. On the outer end of the brace 18 which is opposite
the base plate 7, a bearing element 9 is provided, which exhibits a cylindri-
cal part 10 pointing upwards and reduced in diameter and a lower section
11 with an internal hole 12. The dimensions of the internal hole 12 corre-
spond to the outer dimensions of the protruding parts 5 of the cartridge-type
bearing 4 in the upper part of the pipe 1.
The pipe 1 with its cartridge-type bearing 2 is pushed over the bearing ex-
tension 10 of the wall support 6, reduced in diameter, until the cartridge-
type bearing 2 comes to rest on the shoulder 13 in the transition part be-
tween both parts 11, 10 of the wall support 6. The outer circumference of
the lower part 11 of the bearing 9 of the wall support 6 corresponds to the
outer diameter of the pipe 1, so that in this manner the outer form of the
pipe is prolonged up to the lower end of the wall support 6.
On the upper end, the protruding part 5 of the cartridge-type bearing 4 of
the pipe is inserted in to the recess 12 of the upper wall support 6, likewise
until it rests on the corresponding shoulders. In this manner, the pipe 1 is
held firmly between the two wall supports 6. Both wall supports 6 are
formed identically. From the upper wall support 6 only the projection 10 pro-
trudes upwards. The mounting bracket 20 of the shower head is put on this
projection 10. The mounting bracket 20 features the form of a pipe that is
slotted on the rear side. In the lower end of this pipe section, a cartridge-
type bearing 2 is likewise inserted similarly to the lower end of the pipe 1 of
the wall rod. Between this cartridge-type bearing 2 and the protruding part
10 of the upper wall support there is a connection. Herewith, the pipe piece
21 is fixed on the wall slot 6. The connection between the protruding part
10 of the bearing of the wall support 6 and the cartridge-type bearing 2 of
the pipe pieces 21 can be designed so that it can rotate about its two axes,
if necessary, with the possibility of being locked in certain positions.
On the front end of the web 18 it turns tangentially into the bearing 9. The
projection 10 previously mentioned, with a reduced diameter, exhibits a
somewhat more complicated design than depicted on the simplified illustra-
tion of Figures 1 and 2. Its outer contour exhibits a diameter that corre-
sponds to the inner diameter 1 of the lower opening 12.
Through the lateral offset of the web 18 opposite to the base plate and par-
ticularly opposite the bearing 9, this web is laterally offset opposite the wall
rod. In this manner, a hose hanging directly behind the wall rod has space
in order to be accommodated.
Through the pivoted support of the mounting bracket 20 about the axis of
the wall rod, the shower attachment forming an overhead shower outlet can
be swiveled to the right and left. It can therefore be removed and used as a
normal shower attachment.
The arrangement combines the advantages of a permanently installed
overhead shower outlet with the advantage of a shower attachment that
can be used without a mounting bracket.
1. A wall mounting bracket for a shower attachment comprising
a wall rod (1),
at least one wall support (6) for fixing the wall rod (1) with space in
front of a substantially perpendicular surface,
at least one mounting bracket (20) attachable to the wall rod (1)
and/or for insertion of a shower attachment,
characterized in that the mounting bracket (20) is formed as an extension
of the wall road (1), and that it has a curved profile with the centerline of
the mounting bracket preferably lying in a plane in which the axis of the
wall rod also lies, said mounting bracket being formed as an open pipe
(21) with a cone (22) at the end towards the rear and/or lateral side and
in which the opening features the form of an undercut slot.
2. Wall bracket as claimed in claim 1, wherein the mounting bracket (20) is
pivotably attached, preferably pivotable about the longitudinal axis of the wall
rod (1) or an axis parallel thereto.
3. Wall bracket as claimed in one of the preceding claims, wherein at least
one wall support (6) is in a double-bent form.
4. Wall bracket as claimed in one of the preceding claims, wherein at least
one wall support (6) is offset by at least half the diameter of the hose leading to
the shower attachment laterally opposite the wall rod (1).
5. Wall bracket as claimed in one of the preceding claims, wherein the swivel
bearing of the shower outlet holder is located in the wall support (6).
6. Wall bracket as claimed in one of the preceding claims, wherein the swivel
bearing is formed in such a manner that the swiveling of the mounting bracket
(20) is limited before it reaches the perpendicular surface.
7. Wall bracket as claimed in one of the preceding claims, wherein the swivel
bearing is formed in such a manner that the swivel motion is stepped, wherein
the mounting bracket (20) is particularly stepped in the neutral position.
8. Wall bracket as claimed in one of the preceding claims, with an additional
hose guide that is located preferably behind the wall rod (1).
9. Wall bracket as claimed in one of the preceding claims, with an additional
bracket located on the wall rod (1) which swivels around same and is additionally
adjustable in height if necessary.
The invention relates to a wall rod (1) to be applied in front of a vertical wall
by means of wall supports(6), said wall rod comprising an extension on the
upper end thereof, that extends in an arched manner away from the wall.
The handle of a shower attachment can be inserted into the free end of
said arched pipe extension, and the tube is guided downwards on the rear
side of the wall rod (1)
|Indian Patent Application Number||1720/KOLNP/2006|
|PG Journal Number||24/2010|
|Date of Filing||21-Jun-2006|
|Name of Patentee||HANSGROHE AG|
|Applicant Address||AUESTRASSE 5-9 77761 SCHILTACH|
|PCT International Classification Number||E03C 1/06|
|PCT International Application Number||PCT/EP2004/014659|
|PCT International Filing date||2004-12-23|