Patents Assigned to Ratnik Industries, Incorporated
  • Patent number: 6793148
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing man-made snow without using either compressed air or high-speed fans. The method makes use of a special water nozzle that is designed to provide a high volume spray of water particles that, owing to their size distribution (having a median size of between about 100 and 200 microns) in the spray, are readily susceptible to conversion to ice crystals as they settle to earth under favorable ambient conditions. Preferably, water applied to the nozzle is seeded with artificial nucleation sites so that water particles in a spray containing such sites are more susceptible to conversion to ice crystals as the particles settle to earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Ratnik Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: H. Ronald Ratnik