Compound Motion Of Distributor Or Terminal Member About Plural Axes Patents (Class 239/227)
  • Patent number: 11198453
    Abstract: Examples for a traction system are provided. In one example, the traction system includes a nozzle coupled to an air source and configured to be selectively aimed toward a determined portion of a rail surface of a rail, and a conduit configured to supply pressurized air from the air source to the nozzle, the nozzle flexibly coupled thereto. The nozzle is configured for the aim of the nozzle to be controlled to change its aiming direction in response to a change in curvature of the rail, whereby a stream of air from the nozzle impacts the determined portion during movement of the vehicle through the curvature of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Winston, Adrian Jerzy Gorski, Bret Dwayne Worden, Brian Douglas Lawry, Matthew John Malone, Jennifer Lynn Coyne, Jeremy Thomas McGarry
  • Patent number: 11160909
    Abstract: A waste collection unit is provided that comprises a vacuum pump and smoke evacuation system including a blower and blower motor. The vacuum pump, the blower, and the blower motor, create noise. This noise is attenuated in first and second sound attenuating enclosures for the vacuum pump and the blower and blower motor. A cleaning system is also provided with rotating liquid delivery devices. An actuator is operatively coupled to the liquid delivery devices to rotate the liquid delivery devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Davie, Michael Zollinger, Brian MacLachlan, Stephen Isham, Benjamin Edinger, Troy Durnell
  • Patent number: 11065655
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus includes a nozzle assembly and an arm supporting the nozzle assembly. In some embodiments, the arm includes a first rotatable arm member defining a first axis and a second rotatable arm member defining a second axis and connected to the first rotatable member. In certain examples, the first rotatable arm is rotatable about the first axis and the second rotatable arm is rotatable about the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ECOSERV TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Kenny DesOrmeaux
  • Patent number: 10894261
    Abstract: The washing nozzle for washing an inside of the machine tool with fluid includes a base portion having a tubular passage inside thereof, a supply port through the tubular passage, and a rotary member rotatable about an axis parallel to a surface on which the base portion is mounted, the rotary member having inside thereof a nozzle jet port and a nozzle flow passage allowing communication between the tubular passage and the nozzle jet port, wherein the jet port is formed so that fluid jetted from the jet port of the rotary member hits the surface on which the base portion is mounted and the jet of the fluid causes the rotary member to rotate about the parallel axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: KIWA MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Saratani, Koji Nishii
  • Patent number: 10688524
    Abstract: A method for coating a substrate with a lacquer includes spraying lacquer onto the substrate and subsequently spraying the applied lacquer with solvent. In some embodiments, before the solvent is sprayed the lacquer is heated. Also disclosed is a corresponding coating device for lacquering substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SUSS MICROTEC LITHOGRAPHY GMBH
    Inventors: Katrin Fischer, Florian Palitschka, Johannes Platen, Kento Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10647112
    Abstract: A liquid droplet discharging apparatus includes: a first piezoelectric element that moves a head in a first direction; a second piezoelectric element that moves the head in a second direction opposite to the first direction; a movement unit that moves a medium in the first direction in accordance with a predetermined target movement amount; a transport amount measurement unit as a movement amount measurement unit that measures a movement amount of the medium in the first direction; and a drive control unit that controls driving of the first piezoelectric element and the second piezoelectric element. The drive control unit drives either one of the first piezoelectric element or the second piezoelectric element according to a difference B?A between a target transport amount A as the target movement amount and a transport amount B as the movement amount measured from the transport amount measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoji Kitano, Junichi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10625314
    Abstract: A cleaning water feeding tool having a pipe structure to feed cleaning water to a water sprinkling cleaning device which has both end portions rotatably supported by a rotary base laid between a pair of rotary support parts disposed opposite to each other on a basket-shaped base, and includes the rotary head rotates with respect to the rotary base, and the rotary base rotates with respect to the basket-shaped base, including a horizontal portion that has a tip end portion connected to the cleaning water supply port and extends approximately horizontally in a state where a rotary shaft of the rotary base is disposed approximately horizontally, a straight portion that extends upward from the horizontal portion; and a hard material that configures or covers at least a portion receiving the cleaning water jetted from the water jet part of the straight portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TRINITY INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10617279
    Abstract: Disclosed are a spraying arm assembly (100) for a dishwasher and a dishwasher having same. The spraying arm assembly (100) includes: a fixing seat (110), a first bevel gear (111) being fixedly provided on the fixing seat (110); a first spraying arm (120) rotatably connected to the fixing seat (110) in a direction around the fixing seat (110), and formed with a first spraying aperture (121); and a second spraying arm (140) rotatably connected to the first spraying arm (120). A second bevel gear (141) is provided at an end of the second spraying arm (140) near to the fixing seat (110), and is intermeshed with the first bevel gear (111); and a second spraying aperture (142) is provided in the second spraying arm (140). By providing the above spraying arm assembly (100), the cleaning efficiency of the dishwasher is increased effectively, and thus the product quality is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FOSHAN SHUNDE MIDEA WASHING APPLIANCES MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dianling Liu, Feng Gao
  • Patent number: 10531781
    Abstract: A method and dishwasher utilize one or more tubular spray elements that are both rotatable about longitudinal axes thereof and discretely directable by one or more tubular spray element drives between a plurality of rotational positions about the longitudinal axes thereof. Thus, through the provision of discretely directable tubular spray elements, fluid such as wash fluid and/or pressurized air may be focused in a wash tub, in many cases providing more efficient resource usage in the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert M. Digman, Mark W. Wilson, Timothy Martin Wetzel
  • Patent number: 10532721
    Abstract: A car wash spray device can include a fluid inlet to receive a pressurized fluid from a fluid source. The car wash spray device can also include a first spray nozzle, and a first pressure-sensitive valve in fluid communication with the fluid inlet and the first spray nozzle. The first pressure-sensitive valve can be configured to allow flow of the pressurized fluid therethrough at or below a first pressure. The car wash spray device can further include a second spray nozzle, and a second pressure-sensitive valve in fluid communication with the fluid inlet and the second spray nozzle. The second pressure-sensitive valve can be configured to allow flow of the pressurized fluid therethrough at or above a second pressure. Controlling a pressure of the pressurized fluid can facilitate delivery of the pressurized fluid through at least one of the first nozzle and the second nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Dustin Jensen
  • Patent number: 10520068
    Abstract: A sintered gear and an electrical actuator with the sintered gear where the sintered gear has spur teeth formed on a circumference of the gear. A central hole is on the center of the gear. A boss is formed around the central hole. A peripheral portion is formed radially inward of the teeth. A thickness of a region between the boss and the peripheral portion is thinner than that of the boss. The peripheral portion is formed on at least one side of the gear. The peripheral portion has an axially larger thickness than the region between the boss and peripheral portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ikeda, Hayato Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10105740
    Abstract: A rotary tank cleaning spray nozzle assembly which includes a stationary housing, a rotary housing for rotation about a central axis of the stationary housing, and a nozzle carrying hub supported by the rotary housing for rotation about an axis transverse to the axis of the stationary housing. A support rod extends through the rotary housing and into the stationary housing with a lower end supporting the underside of the rotary housing and the upper end being secured by a retainer. The retainer is releasable to permit removal of the rotary housing and nozzle hub from an underside of the stationary housing. A fluid driven drive for the rotary housing and nozzle hub includes a pair of removably mounted bevel gear rings. In one embodiment, liquid lubricating, frustoconical, high load carrying bearings support rotatably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: Scott Hoffmeyer, Digna Naginevicius
  • Patent number: 10065221
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a spray cleaner head for a cleaning system. In one aspect of this disclosure, the spray cleaner head includes a gear system configured to regulate rotation of a nozzle, and the gear system includes a central bore receiving an inlet shaft. In another aspect of this disclosure, spray cleaner head includes an adjustable brake assembly configured to selectively regulate rotation of the nozzle. In yet another aspect of this disclosure, the spray cleaner head includes first and second seals provided axially between the first and second bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NLB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald Anthony Wojciechowski, III, Matthew O. Herhold
  • Patent number: 9987668
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus comprising a fluid line configured to extend into a tank and to receive a liquid, a rotary head being arranged on the pipe and fitted with a rotary hub that comprises a liquid ejection nozzle for ejecting the liquid, the rotary head being rotatable in a first direction and the rotary hub being rotatable in a second direction, such that the liquid ejected by the nozzle is ejected in a pattern on an interior surface of the tank. The liquid ejection nozzle comprises a first liquid outlet capable of ejecting the liquid in a first direction towards the interior surface of the tank, and a second liquid outlet capable of ejecting the liquid in a second direction towards the interior surface of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventors: Kim Kjellberg, Leon Hjorslev
  • Patent number: 9821327
    Abstract: A water outlet device with rotary outlet function has a fixing part, a driving mechanism, a control mechanism, at least two sliding units and several water outlet nozzles, the water outlet nozzles are movably connected to the fixing part, the sliding unit can slide with respect to the fixing part; the driving mechanism can be driven by the water flow pressure, at least two sliding units are connected with the driving mechanism and driven by the driving mechanism to drive, and at least two sliding units are communicated with the water outlet nozzles in rotary manner around the rotating axis by intersection way. The control mechanism is connected with the driving mechanism and at least two sliding units to control at least one of sliding units to slide, the sliding action of the sliding units connected to the water outlet nozzles cause the water outlet nozzles to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIAN XIHE SANITARY WARE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaofa Lin, Xiaoshan Lin, Qiqiao Liu, Xiaoqing Deng, Caibo Gu
  • Patent number: 9802167
    Abstract: A tank cleaning machine comprising a housing having an inlet and a stationary guide diverter disposed within the housing. A gearing mechanism is attached to the stationery flow diverter. A nozzle extends from the housing wherein the nozzle is in fluid communication with the inlet and the nozzle includes an inclined portion extending from a horizontal portion of the nozzle. A drag limiter extends into a hydraulic fluid reservoir to limit the rotation speed of the gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KNIGHTHAWK ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Carroll Stroh, Cliff Knight, Erik Howard
  • Patent number: 9682387
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a rotating nozzle including a generally cylindrical interior having an inlet at a circumferential wall adjacent a first end of the body portion and a generally axial exit adjacent a second end of the body portion. A nozzle portion is at least partially received within, and rotatable relative to, the cylindrical interior. The nozzle portion includes an at least partially conical shape, having a relatively smaller cross section adjacent the first end of the body portion. The nozzle portion defines a generally longitudinal flow passage having an inlet opening extending between an exterior of the nozzle portion and the flow passage adjacent the first end of the body portion and a generally axially oriented exit adjacent the second end of the body portion. The rotating nozzle further includes end cap disposed at least partially enclosing the cylindrical interior adjacent the first end of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FNA IP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gus Alexander, Paulo Rogerio Funk Kolicheski
  • Patent number: 9630194
    Abstract: A product applicator system for distributing a liquid product accurately using low volume applications which minimize the quantity of product used and ensures more accurate results. The product applicator system generally includes a housing which includes a removable inlet port mount and outlet port mount. The positioning of the inlet and outlet port mounts on the housing is interchangeable. Supply hoses provide a product to the inlet port mount where the product is traversed through internal conduits to exit the housing via oscillating and overlapping spray heads. An internal motor provides oscillating motion to the spray heads. A rotator assembly which includes a rotator motor may be utilized to orient the housing in horizontal, vertical, or various diagonal orientations. The housing is adapted to either connect to a vehicle, be positioned on a stationary or movable platform, or be connected to a boom using boom connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: David R. Matson
  • Patent number: 9604265
    Abstract: A fluid jet assembly for washing out material from a cavity. The fluid jet is capable of oscillating in a overlapping revolutions to ensure complete washout of the material in the cavity, preferably an energetic-containing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Steve J. Schmit, Ryan M. Smith, Nathan R. Perkins
  • Patent number: 9456730
    Abstract: Provided herein is a spray arm arrangement for a dishwasher having: a support having a hub portion; and a spray arm having at least one arm portion with at least one spray nozzle, and a generally tubular mounting portion connected to the arm portion. The mounting portion may have first and second bearing surfaces bearing against the hub portion, with the first bearing surface being located at a shorter axial distance from the arm portion than the second bearing surface. The first bearing surface may be located within the hub portion proximate the axial end of the hub portion facing towards the arm portion, and the second bearing surface may include a projection which axially extends from said mounting portion into said hub portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Bayer, Oliver Kleinert
  • Patent number: 9433981
    Abstract: A cleaning system and method for tanks on a vessel is provided, wherein the vessel includes an engine using a keel cooler (closed loop) or ambient water (open loop) as a coolant, and wherein heated coolant is discharged from the engine through an engine water jacket or engine exhaust. The system comprises a diverter valve operatively disposed between the engine and the engine exhaust or engine water jacket, the diverter valve capable of redirecting the heated coolant from being discharged through the engine water jacket or engine exhaust. An auxiliary pump is fluidically connected between the sea cock and the diverter valve to replace the heated coolant redirected by the diverter valve with ambient water injected back into the exhaust or keel coolers. A reservoir is fluidically connected to the diverter valve and adapted to receive the heated coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Dana W. Lofton
  • Patent number: 9438015
    Abstract: An arc blast vent for an electrical equipment enclosure has a plate forming a part of the enclosure with triangular cutouts arranged within a regular polygonal area of the plate and having a frame of the plate material in between them. Substantially identical triangle shaped flaps, each having hold downs along and adjacent to a first leg of the triangle for attachment to the plate, and in from the first leg have a line of perforations through the triangle forming a weakened area for a deformable hinge. Each of the triangle shaped metal flaps have the second and third legs with their edges resting without tenacious engagement on the frame of the plate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Waldo Arcos, Luis Islas
  • Patent number: 9314805
    Abstract: Device that includes a housing with a stationary part configured to receive liquid into the device and a rotatable part arranged with the stationary part. The rotatable part is rotatably arranged with a hub with at least one spray nozzle. In the housing there is an axis with one part connected to a rotation generating element in the housing and another part provided with threads forming a worm screw. The worm screw fits into the threads of an adjacent first gear wheel forming a worm gear. The worm gear transmits rotational force from the rotation generating element via the axis for rotating the hub and the rotatable part. The rotation generating element, the axis and the worm gear are arranged in a flow path for liquid passing through the device, whereby the bulk of the liquid flows through the worm gear in a direction towards at least one spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Scanjet Marine AB
    Inventor: Martin Ross
  • Patent number: 9302301
    Abstract: A tank cleaning system provides control and monitoring of the spray head mechanism while maintaining mechanical simplicity and a robust construction. The tank cleaning system automatically accounts for one or more characteristics of the vessel being cleaned and modifies the cleaning operation accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Franklin Erik Bramsen
  • Patent number: 9242280
    Abstract: System for treating and/or processing liquid products, in particular beverages, having at least two system components, having a cleaning and rinsing system for cleaning and rinsing of at least product-carrying regions of the system components with at least one liquid cleaning and rinsing medium, and having at least one source for providing the cleaning and rinsing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Katzenbächer, Anne Bidinger, Michael Breil
  • Patent number: 8960569
    Abstract: A spray head for a powdered power washer designed to produce a wide diameter spray of water under both high and low water pressure conditions. The washer head includes a spinner tube mounted inside a cylindrical-shaped nozzle body. The upper segment of the spinner tube is held inside the nozzle body by a fixed cassette assembly. A middle and lower segments of the spinner tube extend below and are bent outward and axially offset from the upper segment and from each other. Mounted inside and over the upper end opening of the nozzle tube is an adapter with a threaded cavity formed on one end. The adapter includes a water orifice that delivers water from the handle or wand to the spinner tube. A flat washer with a narrow water orifice is used to deliver a narrow, high velocity stream of water to the spinner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Morris Pedersen
  • Patent number: 8833674
    Abstract: An adjustable sprinkler includes a base and a mobile tube. The base has a vertical water way and a transverse axle tube linked to an upper end of the vertical water way. The transverse axle tube has at least one water outlet. An axial water way and a water outlet are formed to an end of the mobile tube, a transverse axle hole connected the water way is formed to the end also. The transverse axle tube can be received by the transverse axle hole. An inner wall of the transverse axle hole has the same quantity of protrusion with the water outlets of the transverse axle tube. The protrusions will be rotated to cover the water outlets. Another end of the mobile tube has an extension portion bent downwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Shun-Nan Lo
  • Patent number: 8814061
    Abstract: A rotary nozzle cleaning apparatus is provided with an improved stem enabling an optimum flow of pressurized fluid while retaining structural strength. The stem is tubular in shape and formed with a series of triangular openings through the wall thereof. Alternating triangular openings are oriented with their apexes facing downstream of the fluid with interspersed openings oriented with their apexes facing upstream. The triangular openings are isosceles in configuration. The stem may be formed integral with an inlet cap of the cleaning apparatus or as a separate component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Alfa Laval Tank Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Delaney, Andrew K. Delaney, Bentley F. Gleeson, Suneeth D. A. Molugu
  • Patent number: 8807453
    Abstract: A rotary spray nozzle includes a barrel, a coupling tube set including a coupling tube rotatably supported in axle bearings inside the barrel, a pressure tube connected to one end of the barrel and defining a gas intake passage that is kept in fluid communication with the coupling tube and reduces in direction toward the coupling tube for causing a Venturi effect to pressurize a flow of compressed gas and fluid passing therethrough, and a bent nozzle tube connected to one end of the coupling tube remote from the pressure tube for free rotation with the coupling tube relative to the barrel when the pressurized flow of compressed gas and fluid is passing out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: I-Shuan Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20140020717
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning an interior wall of a container includes a rotatable driveshaft which is supported in a nozzle head mounted for rotation about an axis extending transversely to the driveshaft. A nozzle holder is mounted on the driveshaft has an arm for holding a nozzle for ejecting a liquid under pressure. The driveshaft and/or the nozzle head are reversibly pivotable via a gear mechanism, with an auxiliary drive connected to the gear mechanism for driving the nozzle holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Hammelmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Schoening, Michael Jarchau
  • Patent number: 8608032
    Abstract: A disinfectant dispenser includes a rotating assembly coupled to a base and rotatable thereabout and a first motor operatively coupled to the rotating assembly for rotation thereof when activated. A carriage is pivotally mounted to an upper portion of the rotating assembly and movable between vertical and horizontal configurations. A second motor is operatively connected to the carriage for moving the carriage between the vertical and horizontal configurations. A control unit is electrically connected to the power source and motors and includes programming for activation thereof. A delivery unit configured to hold a propellant container is attached to the carriage, the delivery unit defining an outlet to dispense the propellant when activated. A solenoid is positioned proximate the delivery unit so as to activate the propellant when the solenoid is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Susan M. Wolosuk
  • Patent number: 8534573
    Abstract: A sprinkler has a sprinkling device, and an inlet controlling device and an end cap respectively mounted on two opposite ends of the sprinkling device. The sprinkling device has a casing having outlet holes, and two regulating panels having regulating slots, two regulating wheels, two transmission rods and a cover having limit slots mounted on the casing. The outlet holes, the regulating slots and the limit slots respectively align with each other and are mounted around multiple nozzles. Turning the regulating wheels forces the nozzles to bend through the regulating panels so the sprinkler has a variety of sprinkling patterns to be suitable for every place where the sprinkler is placed. The nozzles are individually manufactured and are easily mounted on the casing and replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Kwan-Ten Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Hsiung Wang, Tzu-Meng Wang
  • Publication number: 20130153682
    Abstract: A rotational nozzle for distributing fluid is provided. The rotational nozzle is provided to fit within confined volumes, such as storage tanks and provide a broad spray pattern or area of coverage. Braking means for selectively adjusting rotational characteristics of a nozzle head are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Randy Dixon, Jeff Bendio, Brett Howell
  • Patent number: 8444065
    Abstract: An object is to provide a water discharge device in which a water sprinkling member having water discharge ports can simultaneously achieve both good rotation start-up ability and good rotation stability. A water discharge device FC is configured in such a manner that the center of gravity of a rotor constituted of a tubular body 20 and a head 40 (the water sprinkling member) is positioned near an opening 4 which is located near the center of swing at which a central axis C1 of the tubular body 20 tilted by swinging revolution and a central axis C2 of an inflow chamber 3 intersect in a state where any water is not supplied to a buffer chamber 43 of the head 40, whereas the center of gravity of the rotor is moved to a head 40 side in a state where the water is supplied to the buffer chamber 43 of the head 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Aihara, Minoru Sato, Minami Okamoto, Kiyotake Ukigai
  • Patent number: 8353467
    Abstract: A fluid spraying gun of the present invention includes: a tube-shape guide, on which a brush extending forward is implanted; a nozzle, which is formed of a flexible pipe member with a front end thereof as a free end, and sprays one portion of gas, which is supplied from the flow separation portion and passes through the nozzle, toward the brush from the front end thereof, while the nozzle undergoes the gyrating motion guided by the tube-shape guide; an inner nozzle, which sprays gas which has passed through a flow rate adjustment portion from a tip portion thereof; and a liquid distribution pipe, which penetrates the tube-shape guide, links an inside of the tube-shape guide with a liquid supply source, has an intermediate portion into which the inner nozzle is inserted in a state where the inner nozzle is directed toward the tube-shape guide, and draws up liquid from the liquid supply source by a negative pressure arising from spraying of gas by the inner nozzle to cause spraying of liquid on the inside of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: GA-REW Corporation
    Inventor: Kaga Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8277572
    Abstract: To ensure that liquid and/or vapors do not escape from a tank space during cleaning by means of cleaning equipment, a housing (2) is provided with magnetic coupling equipment according to the invention, comprising two cooperating pole elements (8,9) which extend hermetically isolated from each other with pole parts extending in the turbine housing (3) on the tank space side and the gear housing (1) itself outside the tank space, respectively. This provides a considerable degree of security against liquid and gas leakage, while making it possible to achieve a compact structure with easy access for service and maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Alfa Laval Tank Equipment A/S
    Inventor: Henrik Falster-Hansen
  • Patent number: 8272579
    Abstract: A deposition apparatus comprising one or more atomizers structurally integrated with a deposition head. The entire head may be replaceable, and prefilled with material. The deposition head may comprise multiple nozzles. Also an apparatus for three dimensional materials deposition comprising a tiltable deposition head attached to a non-tiltable atomizer. Also methods and apparatuses for depositing different materials either simultaneously or sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Optomec, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce H. King, Gregory J. Marquez, Michael J. Renn
  • Patent number: 8257779
    Abstract: A viscous material noncontact jetting system has a jetting dispenser mounted for relative motion with respect to a surface. A control is operable to cause the jetting dispenser to jet a viscous material droplet that is applied to the surface as a viscous material dot. A device, such as a camera or weigh scale, is connected to the control and provides a feedback signal representing a size-related physical characteristic of the dot applied to the surface. The size-related physical characteristics of subsequently applied dots is controlled by heating and cooling, or adjusting a piston stroke in the jetting dispenser, in response to the size-related physical characteristic feedback. Dispensed material volume control and velocity offset compensation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Ron Abernathy, Alec J. Babiarz, Nicholas Anthony Barendt, Robert Ciardella, James Everett Cooper, Jr., Kenneth S. Espenschied, Erik Fiske, Christopher L. Giusti, Patrick R. Jenkins, Alan Lewis, Raymond Andrew Merritt, Naoya Ian Nagano, Horatio Quinones, Thomas Ratledge, Joe Sherman, Floriana Suriawidjaja, Todd Weston
  • Patent number: 8181890
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for a cleaning apparatus that includes a swash assembly for allowing independent control of the nozzle pitch from the nozzle rotation, and further includes supplying a cleaning fluid through the same apparatus used to rotate the nozzle. The method and system allows cleaning with spray patterns of substantially 360 degrees spherical ranges of motion. The nozzle angle can be controlled by hydraulic cylinders that can reversibly translate a rack along a longitudinal axis of a nozzle assembly to engage a pitch gear coupled to the nozzle. The system is automatically resettable to a default position upon failure of hydraulic pressure. Generally, a plurality of nozzles are used to balance the side forces on the main mast. A remote control system allows an operator to design and control an optimal cleaning procedure, and to adjust the nozzle rotation, angle, and cleaning regime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Nanoworx, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Shawn Zilai, Charles Horace Camp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8133328
    Abstract: A rotary apparatus and method is provided for cleaning liquid storage tanks, particularly above ground tanks. The rotary cleaning apparatus includes a Tee housing that is rotated around a vertical axis and a nozzle housing mounted to the Tee housing for rotation around a horizontal axis, resulting in a 360° spherical spray pattern. A set of downspray nozzles is mounted to the Tee housing at an angle to the vertical axis to rotate with the housing and generate a conical spray pattern. In the preferred embodiment, the apparatus draws liquid stored in the tank through a filter and pumps the filtered liquid through the rotary cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Gamajet Cleaning Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Delaney, Andrew K. Delaney, Bentley F. Gleeson, Minh Q. Le
  • Patent number: 8074682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixer tap for a thermal wave massage device which is designed in the form of a single lever mixer and makes it possible to control main parameters of the thermal wave massage procedure, i.e., an average temperature, contrast, the direction and speed of a thermal wave, with the aid of a single handle due to a special design that allows operating the mixer tap with two or three degrees of freedom. Moreover, the inventive mixer tap can be used as a diverter and substantially improves the operational safety of the thermal wave massage device. The use of the invention makes it possible to improve the ergonomic characteristics of the thermal wave massage devices, to make them more consumer attractive and to contribute to the wide distribution of the device as an effective conditioning and relaxation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Vasiliy Yul'evich Zhirkevich
  • Patent number: 8056830
    Abstract: A shower head designed to produce a consistent, wide diameter spray of water under both high and low water pressure conditions. The shower head includes a spinner tube mounted inside a cylindrical-shaped nozzle body. The upper segment of the spinner tube is held in a central location inside the nozzle body by a fixed cassette assembly. The middle and lower segments of the spinner tube extend below the cassette assembly and are bent outward and axially offset from the upper segment and from each other so that the spinner tube is able to spin freely inside the nozzle body. Mounted inside and over the upper end opening of the nozzle tube is an adapter with a longitudinally aligned threaded cavity formed on one end. The adapter includes a water orifice that delivers water from the shower head fixture tube to to the spinner tube. Disposed between the adapter and the upper end of the spinner tube is a flat washer with a narrow water orifice that delivers a narrow, high velocity stream of water to the spinner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Jeff M Pedersen
  • Patent number: 7934975
    Abstract: A method for water jet stripping and recontouring of a coated article of manufacture is provided. The method includes dimensionally scanning the coated article and establishing a three-dimensional model for the coated article. The method further includes establishing a set of reduced dimensional profiles for recontouring and then analyzing whether the reduced profiles are satisfactory for subsequent operation. A jet spraying program is established for removal of the coating and the surface base material to each predetermined reduced dimensional profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Christopher E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7708206
    Abstract: An irrigation unit (10) includes a housing (200), a nozzle (220), a first mover (238) and a second mover (268). The nozzle (220) is secured to the housing (200) and is in fluid communication with a fluid source (18). The first mover (238) rotates the nozzle (220) about a first axis, and the second mover (268) rotates the nozzle (220) about a second axis that is different than the first axis. In one embodiment, the second axis is substantially perpendicular to the first axis. At least a portion of the housing (200) can movably extend along the first axis. The second mover (268) can rotate the nozzle (220) about the second axis based upon a pressure of a fluid (19) within the housing (200) and/or upon position of an area (30) relative to the nozzle (220). Further, the second mover (268) can oscillate the nozzle (220) about the second axis. The rotation of the nozzle (220) about the second axis can also be based upon at least one of a wind direction and a wind speed near the nozzle (220).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Norman Ivans
  • Patent number: 7628341
    Abstract: A bodyspray assembly is provided that includes a coupling assembly connected to a spray face. The spray face is operable to emit a directed spray having an omni-directionally adjustable angular orientation. Hence, a spray face in the form of a tile having an array of outlets can direct spray in a variety of directions, or be parallel to a mounting wall for decorative purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventor: Pete Kajuch
  • Publication number: 20090152378
    Abstract: A spray guide is disclosed herein for implementation a spray assembly comprising a spray wand and a spray nozzle. The spray guide includes an arm having a first end and a second end. A mechanism is used for removably attaching the first end of the arm to the swivel angle head, so that the arm will extend over the swivel angle head and the spray nozzle. A wheel is also provided. Another mechanism is provided for rotatably connecting the wheel to the second end of the arm. When an edge of the wheel is placed in a corner joint between a wall and a ceiling and the spray want manually moved therealong, the wheel will rotate in the corner joint to allow paint to be evenly sprayed from the spray nozzle onto an area of the wall adjacent to the ceiling. Also disclosed herein is a spray nozzle assembly for use with a handheld sprayer. Further, a spray guide designed for minimizing overspray is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Terry Potter
  • Patent number: 7530474
    Abstract: A water discharging amusement device incorporates a housing defining an interior chamber, an inlet conduit dimensioned and arranged to receive water from a source of pressurized water and to direct received pressured water into the interior chamber, a rotatable nozzle assembly dimensioned and arranged to spin while receiving pressurized water from the interior chamber and to eject a substantially spiral stream of water as it spins, and a drive assembly disposed within the chamber and dimensioned and arranged to convert linear forces imparted by pressurized water arriving via the inlet into rotary forces for rotating the rotatable nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Tropical Ventures LLC
    Inventor: Alan B. Amron
  • Patent number: 7523874
    Abstract: Dissolving a solid detergent packed in a detergent container while forming a dissolved surface into a horizontal surface without leaving any detergent in the container. Among these, a rotary nozzle within a closed structure, in which the rotary-nozzle fixture is mounted in a center of rotation of a rotary-nozzle body, the rotary-nozzle body is formed to be substantially S-Shaped in a plan view and divided vertically into two upper and lower parts, where the lower part of the rotary-nozzle body is provided with a rotating shaft hole, which is disposed centrally in a longitudinal direction, formed on a top thereof with a circular groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Welco Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Kon, Kenichi Ono
  • Patent number: 7494070
    Abstract: The present invention includes a unique irrigation sprinkler system with a unique sprinkler head design; a unique method of defining the planted area to be served by the sprinkler head; a unique method for determining when that planted area needs to be watered; a unique way of providing even coverage throughout the planted area when being watered; the ability to use one sprinkler head to individually water multiple, non-overlapping planted areas; a unique way of addressing multiple sprinkler heads in the same sprinkler system; and a unique method for remotely determining the integrity of the sprinkler system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventor: Galen Collins
  • Patent number: 7455247
    Abstract: A bodyspray assembly is provided that includes a coupling assembly connected to a spray face. The spray face is operable to emit a directed spray having an omni-directionally adjustable angular orientation. Hence, a spray face in the form of a tile having an array of outlets can direct spray in a variety of directions, or be parallel to a mounting wall for decorative purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventor: Pete Kajuch