With Retrieval Facilitating Means Patents (Class 239/197)
  • Patent number: 9598868
    Abstract: A gutter downspout extension, extruded from a medium to high density silicone rubber material for diverting water from a foundation of a structure. The silicone rubber material has a sufficient density to resist abrasion or cutting by filament line weed trimmers. The silicone rubber material has sufficient elasticity to allow the end of the downspout extension to be stretched over the end of a gutter downspout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas W. Lolio, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8267330
    Abstract: A mobile hose winding apparatus, including a case, a hose winding mechanism for hose winding, a sprinkler mechanism and a water inlet and outlet mechanism. One end of the water inlet and outlet mechanism is used to connect to the hose on the winding mechanism while the other end is connected to the water inlet of the sprinkler mechanism; the hose winding mechanism and the water inlet and outlet mechanism are fitted in the case, with the sprinkler mechanism in the front of the case. The mobile hose winding apparatus abandons the wall-mounted connecting mode of the conventional hose winding apparatus, and thus the apparatus according to the present disclosure can be moved as a whole for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Ames True Temper, Inc.
    Inventor: Jian Huang
  • Patent number: 8253073
    Abstract: A hose heater for use in outdoor or unheated interior spaces of a home, construction office or farm. The hose heater includes an enclosure having a hose reel for storing the hose also having an electrical heating unit to warm the stored hose between uses. A heating core located in the center of the reel provides heat, keeping the hose from freezing. The enclosure which itself may be heated or unheated, blankets the hose to provide heat to the outer hose coils to ensure that the extremities are maintained at a freeze-free temperature. This can be used in small scale farming, outside use, and other areas where animals and ice rinks need watering in winter with a hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Christy Lynn Marcotte
  • Patent number: 7806351
    Abstract: A stowable device for ejecting fluids onto the underside and wheel regions of a vehicle includes a base member joined at one end to a handle member such that the angle between the members can be controllably varied and retained at a desired angle. A source of fluid is coupled through flexible tubing terminating in a fluid jet disposed adjacent the base member distal end. The desired angle is determined by a length of cord extending from base to handle member. The exposed cord length is user-controllable by lockably spooling excess cord length into a rotatable spool reservoir attached to the handle member. User-adjustment of the desired angle also determined handle height above ground. Alternatively, the desired angle (and handle height above ground) is user-determined by adjusting effective length of a rigid rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: John Bakas
  • Patent number: 7604183
    Abstract: A lawn care vehicle or truck has a 24 volt auxiliary battery supply connected to operate an electric motor driven hydraulic pump connected to operate a hydraulic motor which drives a liquid chemical distributing pump in a line extending from a liquid supply tank to a flexible hose extending from a hose reel. The auxiliary battery supply is connected to the 12 volt truck battery through a voltage converter for recharging by the battery charger driven by the truck engine. When the truck arrives at a lawn care site, the truck engine is shut down, and the liquid distributing pump is operated by the auxiliary battery supply. The electric motor driven hydraulic pump is also connected to a hydraulic motor coupled to rotate the hose reel. A 110 volt battery charger connects with the voltage converter for recharging the auxiliary battery supply when the truck is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: FabMetals, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommy Hensley, Mark J. Hensley
  • Patent number: 7600564
    Abstract: A coiled tubing swivel assembly is provided that includes a mandrel for attachment to a pump, and a hub rotatably attached to the mandrel and for attachment to an end of a string of coiled tubing. The mandrel and the hub together form a conduit for passage of a pumped substance. A crane bearing is attached to the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Rod Shampine, Vishal Saheta, Matthew E. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20080185456
    Abstract: A shower apparatus (10) for use in the bathing of humans comprises: a housing (12) for mounting on a wall (8) over or adjacent a water supply point, a spray head (2, 4, 6) connected to the water supply point (24) by a hose, valve means for controlling the amount of water flowing to the spray head, mounting means (3, 5) for retaining the spray head on or in the housing, means for extending the hose (14, 15) from the housing when the spray head is manually removed from the mounting means, and means for stowing (28) the hose into the housing when the spray head is retained by the mounting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen Charles McCabe
  • Patent number: 7334601
    Abstract: A vacuum pool cleaning system that is housed in the side of the swimming pool. The pool vacuum unreels itself and vacuums the pool when the central pool vacuum pump is turned on, and reels itself back into storage when the central pool vacuum pump is turned off. The vacuum hose is stored on a reel below the water line. The system is powered entirely by the vacuum from the pool vacuum pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventor: John E. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 7213771
    Abstract: A garden soaker hose and reel assembly includes a ground anchor on one end of the soaker hose which is rigidly fixed to the soaker hose. The reel has a special configuration to make the soaker hose easier to unwind from the reel and to wind back onto the reel. The soaker hose can be provided with a stripe on the upper wall of the soaker hose to make it easily apparent if the hose is twisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: PPI Corporation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Chappell, Wendy Trinder, Eve Edmonds
  • Patent number: 7004405
    Abstract: The invention comprises a golf course treatment platform having a frame with a spool of garden hose wound onto the spool, control piping on the platform, and a chemical tank whereby water may be introduced into the control piping a valved directly into the garden hose whereupon the water may be directed by the hose onto the golf course for treating the course with water or the water in the control piping may be valved through a mixing chamber to mix the water with a chemical from the tank and then directed into the garden hose on the spool where the mixture may be directed by the hose onto the golf course for treating the course with a water and chemical mixture, said platform having adjustable engaging means for adjustably mounting the platform to a trailer for transporting the platform on the golf grounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventors: Scott Elmore, Kevin Pierce
  • Patent number: 6857583
    Abstract: A boat or recreational vehicle (RV) mounted pressure washing system fully plumbed and integrated electrically with the boat or RV, and located remotely therewithin according to user's preferred mounting location such as the bilge, engine compartment or a supply cabinet. The system provides the user with a high pressure supply of water for washing, rinsing, etc. by means of a pump, water reservoir and fully retractably high pressure hose, to which a nozzle of choice may be quickly attached or removed when not in use. The pressure hose is of significant length to provide for the pressure washing of the entire vehicle and surrounding areas by the user, whereby when not in use is fully retractable into the boat or RV for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: Robert A. Attar
  • Patent number: 6834813
    Abstract: An in-building wall-mounted water-providing assembly for providing a means to have water readily and easily accessible indoors for watering plants and such. The in-building wall-mounted water-providing assembly includes a reel support assembly including a bracket being adapted to fasten to a wall of a building, and also including a reel support member being attached to the bracket, and further including a shaft being journaled to the bracket; and also includes a reel member being rotatably mounted upon the reel support member; and further includes a water conduit assembly including a hose being carried about the reel member; and also includes a hose windup/brake assembly including a coiled spring being attached to the shaft and to the reel member for winding up the hose about the reel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Jeremy E. Nobi
  • Patent number: 6811100
    Abstract: The invention is an extendible liquid-applying spray arm for use with a liquid source, such as an electrical sprayer. It includes one handle and at least two tubular members which are telescopingly engaged with and slideable along one another. Sliding the tubular members extends/retracts the spray arm respectively for treating/storage or to meet particular work needs which require that said extendible spray arm has a short length. When the spray arm is collapsed, the telescopic members are at least partially arranged within the handle, so that the global length of the spray arm is less than the additional lengths of the handle and the telescopic portion. The spray arm further comprises a spray member for spraying the liquid. A flexible tube extends around the tubular members and connects to the nozzle member, which is preferably coiled around the tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Francois d' Assise Marie Santiago Bardinet, Jelle Dankert Vuijk, John Russell Lawson
  • Patent number: 6786428
    Abstract: A hose reel having a casing and a wheel coupled to the casing for winding up a hose, a holder block mounted on the wheel, the holder block having a hose connector for receiving water from a water source through a hose, and a sprinkler carried on the holder block and adapted to sprinkle water received from the hose connector of the holder block on flowers, lawns, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Guo-Shu Huang
  • Patent number: 6691930
    Abstract: A reel is composed of a base having therein a recess, a seat formed on a bottom face defining the recess so as to position a rotation disk thereon, an opening defined in a side face defining the recess to communicate with the recess and for oppositely receiving two rollers, and a gap defined to communicate with the opening. The rotation disk has a first disk and a second disk securely connected to the first disk by means of a connection shaft. The second disk has an indent defined in a mediate portion thereof and a channel defined to communicate with both the indent and the opening of the base. The connector of the hose is able to be received in the indent and the hose is able to be wound around the connection shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: Dau-Jen Lu
  • Publication number: 20030173417
    Abstract: A reel is composed of a base having therein a recess, a seat formed on a bottom face defining the recess so as to position a rotation disk thereon, an opening defined in a side face defining the recess to communicate with the recess and for oppositely receiving two rollers, and a gap defined to communicate with the opening. The rotation disk has a first disk and a second disk securely connected to the first disk by means of a connection shaft. The second disk has an indent defined in a mediate portion thereof and a channel defined to communicate with both the indent and the opening of the base. The connector of the hose is able to be received in the indent and the hose is able to be wound around the connection shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: Dau-Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 6439475
    Abstract: In order to so construct a high-pressure cleaning apparatus with a motor pump unit, in which a high-pressure pump is arranged so as to adjoin a motor in the direction of the motor shaft of the motor, and with a hose drum for a high-pressure hose which connects the pressure outlet of the high-pressure pump to a liquid dispensing device, that a favorable arrangement of the hose drum is possible with a particularly simple structure, it is proposed that the axis of rotation of the hose drum extend transversely to the direction of the motor shaft and be arranged in the area of the high-pressure pump, and that the hose drum be arranged at the side of and next to the motor pump unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Alfred Kaercher GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Juergen Kloepfer, Markus Wurster
  • Patent number: 6109544
    Abstract: A hose take-up apparatus, which includes a flat casing defining a flat receiving chamber having a relatively narrower middle portion and relatively broader upper and lower portions, a twin line welding hose received in the receiving chamber inside the casing, the twin line welding hose having a fixed input end fixedly secured to the back side wall of the casing and connected to the gas supply tubes of the gas cylinders of a welding apparatus outside the casing and a free output end extended out of an outlet at the front side wall of the casing and connected to a welding torch, two guide members mounted in the outlet inside the casing for guiding the twin line welding hose in and out of the casing, and a winding mechanism mounted inside the casing to automatically take up the twin line welding hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Chih-Sheng Sheng
  • Patent number: 6082630
    Abstract: A vehicle mounted high pressure water cleaning apparatus includes a water delivery system, hydraulic system, and an electrical system working together to provide, alternatively, high pressure water for a cleaning operation, or recirculation of high pressure water back to a water tank. The hydraulic system is operable to either direct water toward a cleaning operation, or to wind in or play out the water delivery hose while either supplying water to the delivery hose under pressure or recirculating the water back to the water tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Inventor: Lee A. Bohrer
  • Patent number: 5816499
    Abstract: In a high-pressure cleaner (1) including a housing (4) running on wheels (6), a motor-pump unit (2,3) in the housing (4) and a high-pressure hose (13) connecting the high-pressure side (9) of the pump (3) with a cleaning gun (12), a hose accumulator (7), capable of storing the hose (13), is placed within the housing (4), the latter having a slot. (14) for the hose (13). Preferably, the hose accumulator (7) comprises a drum (not shown), on which the hose (13) may be wound by means of a hand crank (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Kew Industri A/S
    Inventor: Keld Christiansen
  • Patent number: 5782412
    Abstract: A garden watering tool comprising a hose reel and integral nozzle is disclosed. The reel is provided with a short length of hose which is connected to the nozzle and a long length of hose which is contained upon a reel and can easily be pulled out and reeled in. The long length of hose is to be connected to a faucet and the tool carried to the location of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Gulfstream Home & Garden, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Plantz, John R. Nottingham, John W. Spirk, Paul E. Brokaw, Paul A. Tamulewicz
  • Patent number: 5711490
    Abstract: In general, mobile agricultural sprinkler machines can be used on smooth terrain only or under conditions permitting travel in a straight line. The apparatus of the present invention is a high pressure, self-propelled, mobile sprinkler which can take a circuitous route over rough terrain. Moreover, the apparatus of the present invention includes several safety features which reduce the likelihood of equipment damage. The safety features include an automatic drive stopping system which halts the sprinkler at a predetermined location. Also provided is a drive shutoff which is engaged if the hose of the apparatus become tangled. The invention also includes a brake for slowing the apparatus as it becomes lighter to prevent the apparatus lurching forward, thereby avoiding the problems of hose tangles and uneven water distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Hansinger Irrigation Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: William Hansinger
  • Patent number: 5636648
    Abstract: A mobile rotator jet sewer cleaner vehicle for cleaning a sewer line by fluid pressure, the vehicle having a fluid supply for delivering the fluid under pressure to a hose wound on a reel assembly which can be selectively wound or unwound in a vertical direction, wherein a bearing assembly movable in a horizontal direction is secured on a platform and a reel assembly is mounted on and movable with the bearing assembly. A control for selectively actuating winding and unwinding the hose on the reel assembly is provided, and this control, which may also include other instruments and controls for operating the sewer cleaner, is movable with the bearing and reel assembly. In another embodiment of the invention, the platform telescopes into and away from a recess in the vehicle chassis, so that the reel and bearing assemblies are extended from the vehicle when in use, but may be retracted into the recess when desired, and in such event the retracted jet sewer cleaner may be enclosed within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventors: J. T. O'Brien, Daniel J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 5397056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fully-automatic spraying system employing a spray car. The system includes a spray car body and a truck on which the spray car body is mounted so that the spray car body can be loaded onto and unloaded from the truck. A reel around which a spray-feeding hose is wound is rotatably mounted on the truck. The reel is drivingly connected to an axle of the truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Kioritz Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Sakatani, Yukio Ogihara, Junichi Akaike, Nori Harada
  • Patent number: 5397057
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lance device comprising a frame, a drum mounted rotatably on the frame, at least one hose arranged on the drum, containing means provided with a passage for containing the hose while lying on the drum, connecting means for connecting a source of liquid under high pressure to an end of the hose joined to the drum and drive means for driving the drum in rotation. The containing means comprise an endless flexible member and guide means therefor which guide the flexible member in a path from one side of the passage round the drum and lying thereagainst to the other side of the passage and therefrom at a distance from the drum in opposite direction back to the one side of the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Peinemann Equipment B.V.
    Inventor: Paul Verstraeten
  • Patent number: 5366023
    Abstract: A wagon pulled along a plant bed for retrieving buried drip tape includes a cultivator disc for loosening the soil to free the drip tape which is then drawn upward and onto the wagon through the use of a rotating drum that rotates at such a speed that its surface moves at the ground speed of the wagon. A wringer wheel that bears against the drum extracts water and air from the drip tape, which is then wound onto a reel under the control of an operator for subsequent storage and reuse. This mode of retrieval is considerably faster than manual retrieval thereby reducing labor cost, and the reuse of the drip tape saves disposal costs as well as material costs and results in conservation resources of the resources used in manufacturing the drip tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Inventor: Ronald H. Souza
  • Patent number: 5303866
    Abstract: The integrated modular spraying system is suitable for applying chemicals, including liquids and dry flowables, to various remote locations. The system includes an integrated modular tank which is preferably rotomolded from thermoplastic. A well is formed in the side of the tank and is further defined by two opposing buttresses which receive and support a freely rotating hose spool. A pump is located in a recess in the tank for pumping chemicals from the tank through the flexible hose. The hose can be peeled off from the hose spool for a substantial length to enable an operator to spray a chemical at locations remote from the integrated modular spray apparatus. After application of the chemical is complete, the hose spool can be rotated to rewind the flexible hose about the spool. In an alternative embodiment, the apparatus is suitable for applying dry flowables, including various insecticidal dusts and powders, using an air pump instead of a liquid pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Inventor: Bill J. Hawks, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5269464
    Abstract: A spraying device for headlamp-cleaning systems for motor vehicles having an essentially cylindrical nozzle carrier which comprises two sections, with the vehicle-external nozzle carrier section being formed from a number of annular segments connected to one another in a hinge-like manner. In a rest position, the nozzle carrier is retracted in the vehicle body. When moved into the operating setting outside the vehicle, the front nozzle carrier section comprising the annular segments curves in an arc shape, such that a cleaning nozzle fitted to the head end of the nozzle carrier comes to be situated in an area just in front of the headlamp diffusing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Mercedes-Benz AG
    Inventors: Anton Epple, Wolfram Frey, Hans Trube, Martin Pfeiffer, Reiner Jocher, Harald Gerstner
  • Patent number: 5093942
    Abstract: An extendible and retractable spa jet in the retracted position resides in the side wall of a hydrotherapy tub or shower stall and is connected to, and operated by, the existing pressurized water and/or air supply. In the retracted position it serves as a conventional fixed jet. When desired, it may be pulled outwardly from the side wall of the hydrotherapy tub or shower stall and used as a hand-held massage device to achieve concentrated, intensified massaging action at localized areas of the body not possible with fixed spa jets and shower heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Inventor: Harold Lang
  • Patent number: 5027450
    Abstract: An extendible and retractable spa jet in the retracted position resides in the side wall of a spa or tub and is connected to, and operated by, the existing pressurized water and/or air supply. In the retracted position it serves as a conventional fixed jet. When desired, it may be pulled outwardly from the side wall of the enclosure and used as a hand-held massage device to achieve concentrated, intensified massaging action at localized areas of the body not possible with fixed spa jets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Inventor: Harold Lang
  • Patent number: 5018549
    Abstract: A fuel delivery pump column for a fuel filling station provided with at least one filling gun or nozzle and one filling hose and structure for varying the pivot point or point of suspension of the filling hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij B.V.
    Inventor: Jan H. Lucas
  • Patent number: 4962888
    Abstract: A portable device for the storage of water under pressure fitted with a hose ending with a nozzle which may be used either to introduce the water under pressure in the storage tank or to activate the supply of a jet from the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Inventors: Giuseppe Beccaria, Enzo Fava, Giuseppe Manfredini
  • Patent number: 4896686
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting a hose storage reel and mounting it to a vehicular platform to allow a high degree of rotational and lateral positioning alignment of hose dispensal to and retrieval from a selected dispatch point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Inventors: Ronald L. Schmidt, Jr., Timothy G. Mayer
  • Patent number: 4832263
    Abstract: A mobile irrigator with a ribbon of plastic wound on a drum which is frictionally driven by wheels engaged with the ribbon, the wheels being adapted to slide on the plastic to compensate for varying diameters of the drum resulting from more or less windings of the ribbon, the drive for the drum being designed to hold the ribbon taught for passing through guides which shape the ribbon from flat to tube and vice versa. A control is provided for the pump to prevent loss of prime by limited feeding of air into the pump. A supply source of water has an electronic monitoring receiver operating a supply pump discharging into the tube to provide sufficient pressure and attendant fluid level to hold the prime in the irrigator or discharge pump. A pressure sensitive sending command unit is provided at the inlet of the irrigator pump for actuating the supply pump at the water source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: Russell R. Poynor
  • Patent number: 4830283
    Abstract: An irrigation system and a method for using same is disclosed. The irrigation system includes a coated fabric irrigation conduit having diffuser openings defined therein. The irrigation conduit is pressurizable from a substantially flattened, unpressurized configuration to a substantially cylindrical, pressurized configuration. A mobile storage and dispensing device for the irrigation conduit is provided and includes a reel rotatably mounted on a frame structure for carrying the irrigation conduit. A drive unit is provided for rotating the reel along with controls for determining the direction of rotation of the reel. Coupling elements are connected to the reel for receiving coupling ends of the irrigation conduit. Also provided is a traversable irrigation conduit guide connected to the frame structure for allowing the irrigation conduit to be wound evenly about a receiving zone of the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Inventor: Bradford H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4691728
    Abstract: An automatic pipeline testing and sealing system and method to operate the functions of an inflatable packer device from a remote location. The automatically operated packer device has inflatable end elements, an exterior sleeve member and a chemical dispensing mechanism and is in operative communication with a cable assembly, a compressed air source, a pressurized test fluid source, a sealing chemical component source, and a catalyst component source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Cherne Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Allen D. Mathison
  • Patent number: 4582257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel design for a perforated hose sprinkler which enables the hose to automatically rewind itself after use and after being released from a secured position in the ground. The mechanism includes a frame member with a reel contained within the frame and rotatably supported thereon on a fixed shaft. The reel further comprises a central core section. A spring is fixedly secured at one end to the fixed shaft and fixedly secured at its other end to the core of the reel, and is wound between the fixed shaft and the core. A sprinkler hose which is generally rectangular in cross-section and contains a multiplicity of pin holes along its length is wound onto the reel. The frame further comprises a slotted member through which the sprinkler hose can pass and which serves to provide tension to prevent the hose from retracting and further provides an effective seal to prevent water from running into any portion of hose that remains unwound on the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Inventor: Frederick Siegler
  • Patent number: 4576337
    Abstract: A sewer cleaner having a water pump with a clutch-less connection to an engine draws water from a tank having a baffle with an orifice. A valve arrangement directs the output from the pump to either a hose on a reel or recirculates to the tank. The flow rate through the orifice is less than the operating output of the pump so that the recirculated water combines with that flowing through the orifice to permit operation of a hydraulic system to rotate the hose reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: Steven W. Post
  • Patent number: 4572228
    Abstract: The connector valve assembly is for insertion between a fluid inlet line assembly and an inflatable packer device having an externally disposed chemical dispensing assembly to pressure test and repair pipelines. The connector valve assembly is connectable to the fluid inlet line assembly which is comprised of a first chemical line, a second chemical line and a test media line and to the inflatable packer which has input connectors to receive the first and second chemical lines. The connector valve assembly has a first chemical conduit with an actuatable valve and connectors at opposite ends to transfer a first chemical component. A second chemical conduit with an actuatable valve and having connector means at opposite ends transfers a second chemical component. A valve actuating means is in communication with the second conduit at a location before its valve to simultaneously activate the valves of the first and second conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1986
    Assignee: Cherne Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Larson, Dale K. Nelson, Allen D. Mathison
  • Patent number: 4538761
    Abstract: An irrigating apparatus whose hose drum is propelled by water power to take up the hose. A hose guide is movable back and forth across the drum to deposit the hose in layers thereon and the hose guide is coupled to a threaded spindle on which a nut rides. A link connects this nut to a valve which throttles the flow to the water-power motor for the drum to progressively decrease the angular velocity of the drum as the hose is taken up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Rohren- und Pumpenwerk Rudolf Bauer Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Adam Ruprechter, Herwig Hutter
  • Patent number: 4452135
    Abstract: A fire hose retracting and flattening apparatus has a first endless belt having a width at least as great as that of the hose to be retracted which is mounted in a main frame so as to have a generally planar run thereof on which the hose can be lain. The belt is mounted so as to be operatively connected to a motor to effect the driving thereof in a retracting direction. First and second pairs of rollers are provided which co-act with the planar run of the belt to retract and flatten the hose disposed thereon. The first and second roller pairs are mounted above the planar run, with the first roller pair downstream of the second roller pair, for pivotal movement between a first position wherein the first roller pair is adjacent to the run and the second roller pair is spaced apart therefrom and a second position wherein the first roller pair is spaced apart from the run and the second roller means is adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Inventor: Robert H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 4445643
    Abstract: A reel type irrigation system adapted to be connected to a source of liquid under pressure to distribute the liquid on the ground including a reel unit with a rotatable reel and drive means adapted to rotate the reel in a given direction when the drive means is connected to the source of liquid under pressure; a carriage unit movably supported on the ground with a sprinkling gun adapted to discharge the liquid onto the ground when connected to the liquid source; and a flexible pipe connected to the reel and the carriage unit so that the pipe is wound around the reel to pull the carriage unit over the ground to the reel unit. A control system is provided which senses the ground speed of the carriage unit by sensing the speed of the supply pipe with respect to the reel unit and adjusts the drive means to maintain the ground speed of the carriage unit at a preselected rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Inventors: Grover A. Thorsby, Mark E. Burgess
  • Patent number: 4374530
    Abstract: Flexible production tubing is wound about a reel for easy and convenient transport to and from a well site. A submersible pump is attached directly to the end of the flexible tubing and is lowered through the well casing to a producing formation. Insertion and withdrawal of the flexible tubing is accomplished with a hydraulically powered drive sprocket assembly mounted above the well head equipment. The flexible tubing is reinforced by striker plate assemblies which are engaged by the teeth of the drive sprocket, thereby providing positive traction for insertion and withdrawal without damaging the flexible core. The flexible production tubing includes a high strength injection core, a tubular production conduit embedded within the core, and a series of striker plate assemblies partially embedded within the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1983
    Inventor: John B. Walling
  • Patent number: 4352463
    Abstract: A combination wet and dry lawn treatment spreader for wet and dry materials to be selectively distributed simultaneously and uniformly over a lawn area has a hopper that is mounted upon a base frame structure in combination with four wheels and a fuel powered motor therewith. Only the two front wheels are used for driving purposes. An impeller blade and wet spray arrangement is combined with the motor used simultaneously for front wheel drive connection on the spreader. The impeller blade of the fertilizer spreader distributes fertilizer falling onto the spinning impeller blade at a location below that where simultaneously wet lawn treatment material is sprayed in a fan-like configuration located horizontally in a plane located above a plane in which the impeller blade rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Assignee: Leisure Lawn, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas W. Baker
  • Patent number: 4283010
    Abstract: Low-pressure irrigation of fields is carried out simultaneously through a plurality of flexible hoses of equal length, one end of which is connected to a water supply, while the other end is open. The hoses are stretched out in parallel alignment across the field to be irrigated, preferably one hose each between two rows of plants, and all hoses are simultaneously gathered so that their open ends travel over the ground at slow uniform speed while water pours out of the open ends and irrigates the soil. When the open ends of the hoses have reached a point near the water supply, water is turned off and the hoses are transported to another field portion and stretched out in similar fashion. An apparatus for carrying out this irrigation method comprises a slowly rotated shaft which carries grooved pulleys distanced according to the hose distances, one pulley per hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1981
    Assignees: Amatzia Arzi, Metal Works Ramat David
    Inventors: Amatzia Arzi, David Chiel
  • Patent number: 4276900
    Abstract: There is disclosed an irrigation device of the type comprising a hose which is adapted to be connected at one end to a water supply point and at the other end to a spraying device, a drum which is rotatable to coil the hose during an irrigation process and a turbine to be connected to the water supply point and attached to said one end of the hose and adapted to actuate the drum to coil up the hose at a speed dependent upon the pressure of water passing from the supply point to the hose. Known irrigation devices of this type have suffered from the drawback that it is difficult to maintain the turbine speed within a narrow desired range therefor. The irrigation device of the invention is additionally provided with a bypass pipe equipped with a flow control valve bypassing the turbine and associated means for controlling the speed at which the hose is being coiled onto the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1981
    Inventor: Lars Rosenqvist
  • Patent number: 4275837
    Abstract: A liquid flow duct forming mobile apparatus particularly for irrigation comprises a plurality of telescopically coupled pipes, the largest diameter pipe thereof is fixed to a wheeled frame and provided at one end with a pressurized liquid supply line fitting. The smallest diameter pipe carries at one end an irrigator and each pipe of the series may be run out to an appropriate extent under the influence of the pressure applied by the liquid being pumped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Inventors: Dante Baroni, Adelelmo Baroni
  • Patent number: 4232826
    Abstract: A sludge sprayer comprises a land sledge with spray gun and a mobile winching hose reel with power coupling for connection to a tractor power take-off. The sprayer has a compressor which fills an air reservoir automatically when the apparatus is in use. A release mechanism is provided to release the compressed air in the reservoir through the hose to the spray gun, thus emptying substantially of the sludge therein, when pumping of the liquid sludge ceases. An automatic stop mechanism decouples the winching hose reel from the power take-off upon return of the sledge to the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Assignee: Farrow Irrigation Limited
    Inventor: Michael Broughton
  • Patent number: 4174809
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to irrigation machines of the type provided with a hose reel rotatably mounted on a wheeled frame. One end of the hose, fixed to the hose reel, is connectable to a water supply source and the other to a sprinkler gun. The hose reel is coupled to a drive motor designed as a water turbine. The water turbine is coupled into the conduit system of the machine via a flow-divider which is in the form of a three-way valve with one inlet and two outlets, the water turbine being coupled in between the two outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1979
    Inventor: Jan M. Arlemark
  • Patent number: RE34585
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting a hose storage reel and mounting it to a vehicular platform to allow a high degree of rotational and lateral positioning alignment of hose dispensal to and retrieval from a selected dispatch point. .Iadd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: Peabody Myers Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald L. Schmidt, Jr., Timothy G. Mayer