Elbert J. Kliebert - Houston TX
A device for preventing liquids or liquid-like substances splashed out of a bowl or basin from falling onto a background surface includes a base for supporting the device around a portion of the bowl or basin. A shield portion is attached to and extends upwardly from the base between the bowl or basin and the background surface. The base may include legs on opposite sides of a cutout in the shield portion for allowing access to a faucet or other fixture. The shield portion may be provided with an overhang folding back over the bowl or basin from the top of the shield portion, such overhang having a lip disposed vertically over the bowl or basin. The shield portion may include a rear shield and two side shields attached substantially perpendicularly to the base and to one another, and the base may include a lip for extending over an edge of the basin. The device preferably is made of a transparent or translucent material, such as acrylic plastic, safety glass, or the like.