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1. WO2020160137 - ÉLIMINATION AVEC UNE INSTALLATION AU DESSUS DE L'ÉVIER

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What is claimed is:

1. A disposal, comprising:

a housing, the housing including an inlet, a grind chamber, a motor chamber, and an outlet, the inlet being operable to fluidly connect to a basin, the basin including a floor having a drain opening extending therethrough, the floor having a top surface and a bottom surface, the inlet being operable to receive water and waste materials from the basin through the drain opening, the grind chamber being in fluid communication with the inlet, the grind chamber being operable to receive water and waste materials from the inlet, the outlet being in fluid communication with the grind chamber, the outlet being operable to receive water and waste materials from the grind chamber, the outlet being operable to fluidly connect to an outlet pipe of a sewer system, the outlet being operable to deliver water and waste materials from the grind chamber to the outlet pipe;

a grind assembly, the grind assembly being located in the grind chamber, the grind assembly being operable to grind waste materials in the grind chamber;

a motor assembly, the motor assembly being located in the motor chamber, the motor assembly being operable to drive the grind assembly;

a mount assembly, the mount assembly being operable to mount the housing to the drain opening in the basin, the mount assembly including a flange and a securing mechanism;

wherein the flange extends around a portion of the inlet of the housing, and the flange is operable to abut or be connected to a portion of the top surface of the floor of the basin;

wherein a first portion of the securing mechanism is operable to extend around a portion of an outer surface of the housing, and the first portion of the securing mechanism is operable to abut or be connected to a portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin;

wherein a diameter of the outer surface of the housing is less than a diameter of the drain opening in the basin;

wherein the housing is operable to be inserted through the drain opening in the basin from the top surface of the floor of the basin;

wherein the housing is operable to be secured to the drain opening in the basin from the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

2. The disposal of claim 1, wherein a diameter of the housing is less than 3.5 inches.

3. The disposal of claim 1, wherein the first portion of the securing mechanism is operable to be moved until the first portion of the securing mechanism abuts or is connected to the portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

4. The disposal of claim 1, wherein:

the first portion of the securing mechanism is operable to be moved;

a second portion of the securing mechanism is operable to be connected to the first portion of the securing mechanism;

the second portion of the securing mechanism is operable to move or be moved;

when the second portion of the securing mechanism moves or is moved, the first portion of the securing mechanism moves until the first portion of the securing mechanism abuts or is connected to the portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

5. The disposal of claim 1, wherein:

the first portion of the securing mechanism is operable to be moved;

a second portion of the securing mechanism extends through an upper portion of the housing;

the second portion of the securing mechanism is accessible through the inlet of the housing;

the second portion of the securing mechanism is operable to be connected to the first portion of the securing mechanism;

the second portion of the securing mechanism is operable to be moved through the inlet of the housing;

when the second portion of the securing mechanism moves or is moved, the first portion of the securing mechanism moves until the first portion of the securing mechanism abuts or is connected to the portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

6. The disposal of claim 1, wherein:

the securing mechanism includes an arm;

the arm is operable to be moved until a portion of the arm abuts or is connected to the portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

7. The disposal of claim 6, wherein:

the securing mechanism further includes a fastener;

the arm is operable to be connected to the fastener;

the fastener is operable to move or be moved;

when the fastener moves or is moved, the arm moves until the portion of the arm abuts or is connected to the portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

8. The disposal of claim 1, wherein:

the securing mechanism includes a ring;

the ring is operable to be moved until a portion of the ring abuts or is connected to the portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

9. A disposal, comprising:

a housing, the housing including an inlet, a grind chamber, a motor chamber, and an outlet, the inlet being operable to fluidly connect to a basin, the basin including a floor having a drain opening extending therethrough, the floor having a top surface and a bottom surface, the inlet being operable to receive water and waste materials from the basin through the drain opening, the grind chamber being in fluid communication with the inlet, the grind chamber being operable to receive water and waste materials from the inlet, the outlet being in fluid communication with the grind chamber, the outlet being operable to receive water and waste materials from the grind chamber, the outlet being operable to fluidly connect to an outlet pipe of a sewer system, the outlet being operable to deliver water and waste materials from the grind chamber to the outlet pipe;

a grind assembly, the grind assembly being located in the grind chamber, the grind assembly being operable to grind waste materials in the grind chamber;

a motor assembly, the motor assembly being located in the motor chamber, the motor assembly being operable to drive the grind assembly;

a mount assembly, the mount assembly being operable to mount the housing to the drain opening in the basin, the mount assembly including a flange, a fastener, and an arm;

wherein the flange extends around a portion of the inlet of the housing, and the flange is operable to abut or be connected to a portion of the top surface of the floor of the basin;

wherein the fastener is operable to move or be moved;

wherein the arm is operable to be moved, the arm has a first end and a second end, and the first end of the arm is operable to be connected to the fastener;

wherein when the fastener moves or is moved, the first end of the arm moves until the second end of the arm abuts or is connected to a portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin;

wherein a diameter of the outer surface of the housing is less than a diameter of the drain opening in the basin;

wherein the housing is operable to be inserted through the drain opening in the basin from the top surface of the floor of the basin;

wherein the housing is operable to be secured to the drain opening in the basin when the second end of the arm abuts or is connected to the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

10. The disposal of claim 9, wherein a diameter of the housing is less than 3.5 inches.

11. The disposal of claim 9, wherein the fastener is operable to be rotated or spring.

12. The disposal of claim 9, wherein:

the fastener extends through an upper portion of the housing;

the fastener includes a first end and a second end;

the first end of the fastener is accessible through the inlet of the housing;

the second end of the fastener is operable to be connected to the first end of the arm; the first end of the fastener is operable to be moved through the inlet of the housing.

13. The disposal of claim 9, wherein:

the fastener is a threaded fastener and is operable to be rotated;

the arm is operable to be rotated and moved upwardly;

when the threaded fastener is rotated, the arm rotates outwardly and then moves upwardly along the threaded fastener until the second end of the arm abuts or is connected to the portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

14. The disposal of claim 9, wherein:

the fastener is a spring fastener and is operable to move;

the arm is operable to be moved;

when the spring fastener moves, the second end of the arm moves outwardly until the second end of the arm abuts or is connected to the portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

15. A disposal, comprising:

a housing, the housing including an inlet, a grind chamber, a motor chamber, and an outlet, the inlet being operable to fluidly connect to a basin, the basin including a floor having a drain opening extending therethrough, the floor having a top surface and a bottom surface, the inlet being operable to receive water and waste materials from the basin through the drain opening, the grind chamber being in fluid communication with the inlet, the grind chamber being operable to receive water and waste materials from the inlet, the outlet being in fluid communication with the grind chamber, the outlet being operable to receive water and waste materials from the grind chamber, the outlet being operable to fluidly connect to an outlet pipe of a sewer system, the outlet being operable to deliver water and waste materials from the grind chamber to the outlet pipe;

a grind assembly, the grind assembly being located in the grind chamber, the grind assembly being operable to grind waste materials in the grind chamber;

a motor assembly, the motor assembly being located in the motor chamber, the motor assembly being operable to drive the grind assembly;

a mount assembly, the mount assembly being operable to mount the housing to the drain opening in the basin, the mount assembly including a flange and a ring;

wherein the flange extends around a portion of the inlet of the housing, and the flange is operable to abut or be connected to a portion of the top surface of the floor of the basin;

wherein the ring is operable to extend around a portion of an outer surface of the housing, and a portion of the ring is operable to abut or be connected to a portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin;

wherein a diameter of the outer surface of the housing is less than a diameter of the drain opening in the basin;

wherein the housing is operable to be inserted through the drain opening in the basin from the top surface of the floor of the basin;

wherein the housing is operable to be secured to the drain opening in the basin when the ring abuts or is connected to the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

16. The disposal of claim 15, wherein a diameter of the housing is less than 3.5 inches.

17. The disposal of claim 15, wherein the ring is generally circular shaped.

18. The disposal of claim 15, wherein:

the housing includes a threaded outer surface;

the ring is a nut;

the nut is operable to be threaded onto the threaded outer surface of the housing until the nut abuts or is connected to the portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin.

19. The disposal of claim 15, wherein:

the ring includes an upper plate and a lower plate;

the securing mechanism further includes a projection and a fastener;

the upper plate and the lower plate are operable to substantially extend around the portion of the outer surface of the housing;

the projection extends outwardly from the outer surface of the housing;

the upper plate and the lower plate are operable to be slid along the outer surface of the housing above the projection;

the upper plate is operable to abut or be connected to the portion of the bottom surface of the floor of the basin;

the lower plate is operable to abut or be connected to the projection;

the fastener is operable to extend through the lower plate and into the upper plate.

20. The disposal of claim 15, wherein

the ring includes a collar and the securing mechanism further includes a gasket and a ramp;

the gasket is operable to substantially extend around an outer surface of the housing and to be compressed;

the collar is operable to substantially extend around an outer surface of the housing; the ramp extends outwardly from the outer surface of the housing;

the collar is operable to be moved along the outer surface of the housing and ride up the ramp until the collar abuts or is connected to and compresses a portion of the gasket.