With Ground Or Vertical Surface Sustained Support Means Patents (Class 239/273)
  • Patent number: 11826769
    Abstract: A shower system including a mount, a moveable handshower, and a magnetic coupler between the mount and the handshower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventor: David Lee
  • Patent number: 11712705
    Abstract: A shower device includes an elongated hollow waterway, a spray head configured to emit water, and a valve. The elongated hollow waterway extends in a longitudinal direction and has a first end configured to receive water, a second end, and an internal fluid passage extending from the first end to the second end. The second end has a port extending in a radial direction from the internal fluid passage through the waterway. The valve is configured to control a water flow rate from the internal fluid passage of the waterway to the spray head. The valve includes a valve body that surrounds the port and a control member operatively coupled to the valve body and surrounding at least a portion of the valve body. Rotation of the control member and valve body relative to the waterway provides a variable adjustment of the water flow rate to the spray head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventor: Matthew Ball
  • Patent number: 11287064
    Abstract: A home cooking appliance includes a cooking compartment, a gas burner tube in the cooking compartment, a gas supply orifice holder coupled to a gas supply line at a first end and having a gas supply orifice at a second end. The gas supply orifice is configured to inject gas from the gas supply line into the gas burner tube. The home cooking appliance further includes an anti-rotational housing fixing a position of the gas supply orifice holder with respect to the gas burner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Ben Braden, Josiah Fronckowiak, Jesus Garcia, Shaun Phillips
  • Patent number: 11125431
    Abstract: An offshore spill protection system includes a flare boom configured to connect to an offshore drilling rig. The flare boom is configured to flare at least a portion of hydrocarbons flowed from the offshore drilling rig to the flare boom. A liquid hydrocarbon capture system includes a plate configured to be spatially positioned relative to the flare boom. The plate is sized to collect at least unflared hydrocarbons in a liquid state that flow through the flare boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mohammad A. Umair, Ossama R. Sehsah, Mahmoud Adnan Alqurashi
  • Patent number: 11112120
    Abstract: An artificial log assembly includes an artificial log having an outer wall that is substantially cylindrical and elongated along an axis. The artificial log has a cavity inside the outer wall. The artificial log assembly includes a fuel supply in the cavity. The fuel supply has a plurality of fuel outlets closer to the axis than to the outer wall. The fuel outlets are spaced from each other along the axis. Slits extend through the outer wall to the cavity. At least some of the slits are spaced from each other along the axis and are spaced from each other circumferentially about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Warming Trends, LLC
    Inventors: Voni D. Flaherty, Timothy S. Flaherty, Kevin F. O'Connor, Timothy Allons, Jr., Colin J. Gray
  • Patent number: 10794575
    Abstract: The invention provides a multi-channel plate (100) comprising (i) a plurality of parallel arranged channels (1) and (ii) at least a light source (10) configured to provide light source light (11), wherein a first channel (110) includes a light transmissive part (12), wherein the light source (10) is configured to provide light source light (11) downstream from the light transmissive part (12) and external from the first channel (110) as a first lighting function, and wherein the multi-channel plate (100) includes a second channel (120), configured to provide an additional function different from said first lighting function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Rick Gerardus Nijkamp, Durandus Kornelius Dijken, Ties Van Bommel, Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems, Ludovicus Johannes Lambertus Haenen, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet
  • Patent number: 10788474
    Abstract: An online monitor for trace sodium in high-purity water, and an online monitoring method and device thereof are provided. Under the control of an embedded industrial computer, an injection-calibration system conveys calibrated water samples and to-be-measured water samples to a flame atomization system continuously and stably. The flame atomization system forms a negative pressure field using a high-purity hydrogen-oxygen mixture as carrier gas, draws in the to-be-measured water samples for atomization, mixing and droplet separation, and then ignites a characteristic spectrum which emits sodium at a high-temperature inner cone. A photoelectric sensor system quickly scans the characteristic spectrum of sodium, and outputs a second-order differential modulation sodium spectrum after removing background interferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jingye Li, Taohong Li, Taolin Li
  • Patent number: 10500026
    Abstract: A drug or medical treatment dispenser comprises a hoop or a pair of semi-circular arms pivotally mounted together. The dispenser comprises at least one tube which is connected at one end to a pump. The pump is in turn connected to a replaceable container of treatment. The tube comprises one or more apertures to dispense treatment in spray form towards a body part of a person or animal which is placed within the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Coats, Nigel Davis, Andrew Tulloch
  • Patent number: 10487483
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intermediate holder (3) which on the external circumference thereof has at least one holding means (5) for fastening the intermediate holder (3) in a water outlet (4) of a sanitary outlet fitting (1), and on the internal circumference thereof at least one fastening means (6) for releasably fastening a sanitary functional unit (2). One approach to a solution according to the invention provides that the intermediate holder (3) is manufactured from one material strip and the holding means and fastening means (5, 6) of said intermediate holder (3) are configured as formed lugs of the material strip that at the one lug end of said lugs by way of a bent region are connected to the material strip and that by way of the opposite other free lug end of said lugs protrude beyond the circumference of the material strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Schurle, Alexander Stein, Elmar Mock, Markus Mast, Andrew Hirniak, Naomi Bitmead
  • Patent number: 9480138
    Abstract: In some aspects, a plasma processing torch can include an end portion that receives at least one gas and at least one power input; a first joint coupled to the end portion, the first joint conveying the gas and power through the first joint; a middle portion coupled to the first joint, the middle portion conveying the gas and power through the middle portion; a second joint coupled to the middle portion at an end opposite the first joint, the pivot joint conveying the gas and power through the pivot joint; and a head portion coupled to the second joint, the head portion conveying the gas and power to a torch tip to generate a plasma arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Hypertherm, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Andrew Hansen, Peter J. Twarog
  • Patent number: 9444541
    Abstract: An inspection system is provided, in particular, a pipe inspection system for inspection and/or cleaning of pipes, in particular, sewage pipes, whereby the inspection system comprises an inspection unit and a control unit, whereby the inspection system comprises a transmission-/reception means for wireless transmission of control and/or measurement data between the inspection unit and the control unit. Further, an inspection unit and a transmission-/reception unit suitable for this are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: iPEK International GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Henn, Fabian Zahnd
  • Patent number: 9278418
    Abstract: A device for supplying a liquid cooling lubricant to a cutting edge of a lathe tool is operatively connected with a fast-tool servo by way of a tool holder in order to be able to execute oscillating movements in an advance direction in common with the tool holder. A first connection is stationary with respect to a housing of the fast-tool servo, for a cooling lubricant source and an outlet, which is in fluid connection with the first connection, for delivery of a cooling lubricant jet to the lathe tool. The outlet is provided at the tool holder and is in fluid connection with the first connection by way of a hose portion so that the cooling lubricant jet delivered via the outlet always impinges at a predetermined point on the cutting edge of the lathe tool even when stroke movements of the tool holder take place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Satisloh AG
    Inventors: Philipp Schmidt, Steffen Wallendorf
  • Patent number: 9084907
    Abstract: A retractable adjustable-trajectory rooftop fire sprinkler comprising a base component, a lockable flow-through hinge fitting, a trajectory angle setting mechanism, and a sprinkler head. Trajectory angle setting mechanism is a mechanism to adjust, lock, and hold a certain trajectory angle of water flowing from the sprinkler head by allowing the rotation of the lockable flow-through hinge fitting about an axis-of-rotation relative to the base component. Base component and lockable flow-through hinge fitting each further comprise at least one knuckle protrusion with a hinge screw hole located therein. All hinge screw holes are aligned and a hinge pin or a hinge screw is inserted through each hinge screw hole to pivotally attach lockable flow-through hinge fitting to base component. Trajectory angle setting mechanism includes a lockable hinge mechanism, a spring pin and plurality of spring pin holes, and a ratchet mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Harvey A. Kornhaber
  • Publication number: 20150115062
    Abstract: A side spraying outlet device is assembled to a supporting arm fixed to the wall, wherein the outlet device includes a side spraying component. The side spraying component includes a fixed portion secured to the wall and at least a side spraying mechanism disposed in the fixed portion, the fixed portion is disposed with a first diversion waterway, the side spraying mechanism is connected to the first diversion waterway; the side spraying component is connected to the supporting arm by a first flexible pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Mingfu ZHANG, Yulin WU, Lei WANG, Huasong ZHOU
  • Patent number: 8939385
    Abstract: A mounting system for a spray manifold having a plurality of spray modules arranged in a lateral array with support assemblies between adjacent modules. The mounting arrangement includes one or more mounting assemblies which each have a hub that is securable about one of the manifold support assemblies and a clamp comprising a pair of clamping arms that is securable about the hub by means of an appropriate fastener. The hub and clamping arms define complementary circular surfaces which permit the selected pivotal positioning of the hub and the spray manifold to which it is secured relative to the clamp and a machine mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: David Clark Huffman, Rick H. Knapp, Maurice Ovide Brisson
  • Publication number: 20150008269
    Abstract: A fluid sprayer includes a rigid fluid conduit extending along a conduit axis between longitudinally opposed open conduit first and second ends. A spray nozzle having a fluid-expulsion bore is connected to the conduit second end such that the is nozzle can pivot about a nozzle-pivot axis that extends orthogonally to the conduit axis and fluid introduced into the conduit first end is expelled through the fluid-expulsion bore. An attachment-mounting arm is connected to the fluid conduit for pivotal movement about an arm-pivot axis having a component of spatial extension orthogonal to the conduit axis and being longitudinally non-displaceable relative to the rigid fluid conduit. Moreover, the attachment-mounting arm is selectively lockable into a plurality of discrete angular positions relative to the conduit and configured to removably retain a surface-engaging attachment designed for engaging a surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Metaxatos, James McGee, Julie Napolitan, Joel Nevin, Richard M. Farland, Corey Talbot
  • Patent number: 8881998
    Abstract: A portable misting trailer system for preventing bodies from overheating and regulating body temperature, having a trailer frame with a first and second side bar secured to a portable trailer base, a plurality of arched tubes having a first and second end, the first end of each tube attaches to the first side bar, the second end of each tube attaches to the second side bar, a plurality of misting heads on the arched tubes fluidly connected thereto, a water system within the trailer frame having a storage tank fluidly connected to a water pump that is operatively connected to a power source which is operatively connected to an on-off switch, whereupon turning on the on-off switch activates the pump to pump water from the water tank into the plurality of the arched tubes, whereupon water would exit the arched tubes via the misting heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Sinkfield, C. Brian Hart
  • Publication number: 20140284402
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an injector having an extrusion coating, including the following steps: providing an injection module, pushing a disk-shaped alignment element onto a part of the injection module, the alignment element having a slot in order to have sufficient flexibility, welding the alignment element onto the part of the injection module, at least part of the slot also being welded shut at the same time during the welding-on step in order to stiffen the alignment element, and molding the extrusion coating onto the injection module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Scheffel, Axel Bormann, Sebastian Wieschollek
  • Publication number: 20140227954
    Abstract: There is provided is a blower installed at a manhole opening, with which it is possible to facilitate an entry or an exit of a worker or an import or an export of an article. The present invention provides a ventilation system in a pipe conduit using the blower. Provided is a blower comprising: a ring-like or circular arc-like frame; a nozzle installed continuously or discontinuously along the frame; and compressed air supplying means for supplying the nozzle with compressed air, wherein the compressed air supplied from the compressed air supplying means is emitted while swallowing up air in the nozzle or near the nozzle, whereby, an airflow to a normal direction of a disk surface of which the flame is periphery is generated. The nozzle may be a nozzle for exhausting an air flown from an entry port of a cylindrical flow channel to an exit port of the cylindrical flow channel, and a plurality of the nozzles may be discontinuously installed along the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Keiichi SONE, Hiroyuki TAMAMOTO, Katsutoshi YOSHINAGA, Hironao KASAI, Kenichiro YOKOO, Ryoji TERAI, Takeshi ABE
  • Publication number: 20140209711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an edger adapted to be used with a spray wand to clean an edge of a hard surface in contact with a lawn. The edger includes a single piece plate that extends vertically from the hard surface. The single piece plate having a short side forming a first angle with a large side, a first hole formed at the larger side, a wheel secured to the plate, a second hole formed on the short side, and a coupler. The spray wand is adapted to be connected to the second end of the coupler. In a working position, the single piece plate engages the vertical side of the edge and slides through a channel formed between the lawn and the vertical side of the edge as the wheel rolls on top of the hard surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Robert S Hogan, Brian Christopher
  • Patent number: 8684283
    Abstract: A variable range sprinkler apparatus includes a sprinkler portion, a bypass unit housing a plurality of valves, and a water inlet portion. The sprinkler portion of the apparatus, which may be a rotary sprinkler unit, is attached to the bypass unit, and the bypass unit is coupled to the water inlet portion. Inside the bypass unit is a plurality of valves, at least one of which is adjustable, that are designed to open a water passage in the bypass unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Melnor, Inc.
    Inventors: Juergen Nies, Ha Van Duong, Vicky Ann Michael
  • Patent number: 8453948
    Abstract: An adjustable inverted-sprinkler system for irrigation. The system includes a sprinkler support base fashioned to accept and retain plurality of sprinklers in a generally inverted orientation. The sprinkler support base is supported by a frame having adjustable vertical, horizontal and slanted support members to allow precise direct, efficient and uniform watering from above. The frame is coupled to a base which allows it to be securely grounded during use and quickly moved as needed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Karim Altaii
  • Publication number: 20130092757
    Abstract: A system for reducing ambient dust during drilling in a mine tunnel comprising securing a wire mesh upon the tunnel wall at the work area and temporarily suspending an attachment plate upon the wire mesh by hooks and a depending springy cable. A horizontally extending, rotatable arm having a rotatable clamp on its end is connected to the plate. The clamp holds the end of a water spray hose which may be manually directed to spray water on debris at the work area to reduce dust from the. debris/ The attachment my be moved from place to place along the tunnel wall and the waters spray redirected accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Michel Bernard Breault
  • Publication number: 20120267452
    Abstract: A system for mounting a head frame to a spreader includes a sheave assembly connecting the head frame to a crane so as to permit the lowering of the head frame, mutually cooperating engagement devices for coupling the head frame and the spreader, an actuator arranged to connect mutually engageable transmission connectors on the head frame and spreader, and a registration device for registering the coupling of the head frame and the spreader. The registration device is arranged to prevent engagement of the transmission connector until the head frame and spreader are coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Ghee Hua Ng, ZhanMin Tong
  • Publication number: 20120103153
    Abstract: Apparatus for removing refractory lining the inside of a cylindrical structure comprising a traveler received within the structure and movable along its length and having a securing means, a rotatable nozzle assembly connected to the traveler, the nozzle assembly comprising one or more nozzle lines each terminating in a nozzle head that rotates, the nozzle assembly being configured in a manner that each nozzle head is suitably spaced from the refractory to be able to deliver a jet of fluid under pressure to the refractory, a nozzle rotation means for rotating the nozzle assembly, and a conduit means in fluid communication with the nozzle assembly suitable for delivering a flow of fluid to the nozzle assembly under sufficient pressure to cut the refractory material lining the structure. A method employing the apparatus for removing refractory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Gerard J. MacNeil, David B. MacNeil
  • Patent number: 8100343
    Abstract: A water sprinkler toy includes a base having a water inlet and a nozzle adapted to spray water in the shape of a funnel. Additionally, the water sprinkler toy includes an object capable of being suspended in the air by the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Jeff A. Michelsen
  • Patent number: 8038082
    Abstract: A stake for holding an irrigation pipe near a plant. The pipe comprising a first end portion and a second portion bendable relative to the first end portion. The stake comprising a distal retaining portion for holding the first portion of the pipe and first and second proximal retaining portions for optionally accommodating the second portion of the pipe. The stake is designed to allow the second portion of the pipe to be optionally moved from the first proximal retaining portion to the second proximal retaining portion without removing the first portion of the pipe from the distal retaining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Netafim Ltd.
    Inventor: Lorne-Moshe Belford
  • Patent number: 7886837
    Abstract: An external sprinkler system for use on homes is herein disclosed. It is designed to prevent the ignition of the roof structure from glowing ashes or embers from a nearby wild fire or structure fire. The sprinkler system would use a series of nozzles connected to a common manifold and integrated therein a building structure's roof vents. The piping connecting the manifold is connected to a water supply via a control valve mounted at grade level. Control equipment provides switching between a public water supply and home cisterns. Runoff water is captured by the existing gutter system and recycled through the system. During activation, the system soaks the roof and house and makes it very difficult for ignition from an external source to take place. The system provides manual activation and remote activation from a cell phone or fire station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Hans E. W. Helfgott
  • Patent number: 7861947
    Abstract: A wall-mounted lawn sprinkler system disposed along an exterior wall of a building for watering a lawn or garden area adjacent to the building. The system includes at least one sprinkler water supply conduit connected with the existing pressurized water supply line associated with the building, at least one housing mounted on the exterior wall of the building, and a water sprinkler device housed within each housing. The sprinkler device has a body with an interior chamber connected with the water supply conduit, a retractable member slidably mounted at a first end in the chamber having a sprinkler head at a second end exterior of the chamber, and a spring engaged with the retractable member to bias it into a normally retracted position. The retractable member and sprinkler head are extended outwardly of the housing when water under pressure is supplied to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Ricardo Watson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7798432
    Abstract: The present invention provides a deicing device for spraying anti-icing agents over a transport surface, such as paved road or bridge, to protect the transport surface from snow deposition and ice formation. The deicing device that is surface mounted to the transport surface has a pavement sensor to determine when the deicing device is turned on and off to spray the anti-icing agents. The deicing device comprises a supporting housing, a spray puck having a plurality of nozzles and jet channels connected to the nozzles for spraying anti-icing agents, a lock ring to immobilize the spray buck within the supporting housing, and an O-ring for sealing the anti-icing agents from leaking. The spray puck can be rotated within the supporting housing to change a spray direction. The jet channels have round corners, such as parabolic shape cross-section, to prevent from collection of dirt or debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: EnviroTech Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles B. Dickson, Rodney D. Heiden
  • Publication number: 20100140377
    Abstract: A sprayer in fluid communication with a pressurized source is disclosed. The sprayer has a portable stand including a self-supporting base and an elongated wand extending from the base, and a spray nozzle disposed on the wand at a selected height within the grasp of an upright operator. The wand may be of tubular construction while the nozzle may take the form of a spray gun. The nozzle is maintained at a convenient height for the operator to remain upright at all times, without repetitive bending motions that become tedious while aggravating back injuries and arthritic conditions that may already exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher Joseph Penar
  • Publication number: 20100123026
    Abstract: A spray pump includes a tank configured to receive fluid through an opening in the tank, and a removable cap covering the opening in the tank. Attached to the cap is a first handle extending outwardly from a first side of the cap, a second handle extending outwardly from a second side of the cap opposite the first side. The spray pump further includes a removable pump operable to advance air into the tank to pressurize the tank. To stabilize the spray pump during the pressurization process, the tank includes a base portion having a first lateral foot contact portion extending outward from a first side of the tank, and a second lateral foot contact portion extending outward from a second side of the tank opposite the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Rick L. Leer
  • Publication number: 20100123025
    Abstract: A tank sprayer includes a tank configured to receive fluid through an opening in the tank, a removable cap covering the opening in the tank, and a removable pump. The removable cap includes a first handle extending outwardly from a first side of the cap, a second handle extending outwardly from a second side of the cap opposite the first side, and a funnel provided between the first handle and the second handle. The funnel has a substantially conical sidewall and a drain leading to the opening in the tank. The removable pump engages the drain of the cap, wherein the pump is operable to advance air into the tank to pressurize the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicants: Gilmour, Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Rick L. Leer
  • Publication number: 20100019060
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle comprises separate wheel suspension assemblies corresponding to each wheel of the vehicle. Each wheel suspension assembly includes a strut assembly wherein the strut assembly is connected to the chassis at a pivot and to a respective wheel, and a dual action hydraulic cylinder that is connected to both the strut assembly at a point distal from the pivot and the chassis of the vehicle. Motion of the strut assembly around the pivot is affected by action of the hydraulic cylinder. In some embodiments, the dual action hydraulic cylinders are in fluid communication with the diagonally opposite hydraulic cylinder such that when one cylinder moves into an extended or retracted position the other diagonally opposite cylinder is urged into the same position. In some embodiments, the wheel suspension assemblies are attached to slidable drawer assemblies on each side of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Roy Bittner
  • Patent number: 7540110
    Abstract: The system for delivery of insecticide provides a portable enclosure for delivering insecticide to an infested tree trunk. The system includes an annular shell disposed around with the trunk of the tree that defines an annular tank. An annular base supports the wall(s) of the annular shell and has a liquid impermeable membrane attached thereto that can be wrapped around the base of the tree trunk to prevent pesticide seepage into the ground. A pump delivers insecticide into the annular tank at an upper end of the tank. A drain hose attached to the base of the tank returns insecticide to the pump for recirculation. The pump is actuated in pulsating mode to agitate insecticide in the tank, causing waves of sufficient pressure to induce the insecticide to penetrate deeply through any bores in the trunk to kill both adult insects and larvae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Faleh A. Al-Sulaiman, Muhammad A. Hawwa
  • Patent number: 7448558
    Abstract: A water sprinkling assembly includes a base having a first L shaped tube and a second L shaped tube respectively and oppositely provided on an inner side face of a recessed area in the base, and a sprinkling disk rotatably connected to the base and having multiple sprinkling holes and two opposed blind holes with a water guiding track formed on a bottom face of the sprinkling disk to connect the two blind holes together such that when the two blind holes are aligned with the first outlet and the second inlet of the base respectively, the water will be guided directly from the first outlet to the second inlet and eventually flows out of the base via the second outlet of the base for a different application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Tzu-Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 7299883
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a fire in a multi-floored building, a method of treating fire in a multi-floored building, and a portable apparatus for assembly and subsequent treating of a fire in a multi-floored building are disclosed. The apparatus, method and system include a curvilinear tubular structure and a bracing system coupled to a source of a fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Wielgat
  • Patent number: 7210637
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispersing mist in a predetermined area includes means for obtaining water from a water source and means for dispersing the water as mist. A connecting means connects the obtaining means to the dispersing means. Upon the obtaining means obtaining water, water is provided through the connecting means for dispersing by the dispersing means thereby providing a cooling mist therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: James Johnson
  • Patent number: 7156323
    Abstract: A spray rack suitable for testing a window in a building includes a plurality of spray bars and at least one stand-off leg. The plurality of spray bars each include at least one nozzle for spraying fluid. The at least one stand-off leg is coupled with the plurality of spray bars and includes a plurality of pre-measured settings each corresponding to a distance between the at least one nozzle and the window. The at least one stand-off leg is configured to be set at one of the plurality of pre-measured settings to interface with the building and to position the plurality of spray bars a desired distance from the window for testing the window by spraying the fluid from the at least one nozzle of each of the plurality of spray bars toward the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: The RM Group LLC
    Inventor: Todd Mikkelson
  • Patent number: 7114668
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for treating water in a landscape pond so as to enhance the water clarity, where the water to be treated is delivered to a treatment pond to reduce the particulate matter and nutrient level of the water. The treatment pond includes a nutrient level reducing vegetation, facultative bacteria, substrate material for the bacteria (usually gravel) and a treatment apparatus. The treatment apparatus includes a generally vertically disposed hollow and cylindrical stack formation which extends between the treatment pond bottom and surface and defines at least one (1) coupling construction. At least one (1) elongated and generally horizontally disposed water disbursing module is positioned on the pond bottom and coupled to the stack formation. The disbursing module includes a flat bottom, an arcuate upper surface having a plurality of exit apertures therein and a pair of end formations, all of which define a passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Aquascape Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Edgar Beaulieu
  • Patent number: 7114667
    Abstract: A nozzle coupling includes a connector having an attached nozzle and opposing ends. The connector is capable of receiving fluid and conducting it to the nozzle and the nozzle is capable of receiving fluid from the connector and spraying it outwardly therefrom. Facets of the connector extend longitudinally of the connector from one of the opposing ends to the other of the opposing ends, and each of the facets are capable of being borne against a surface to locate the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas A. Bontems
  • Patent number: 7104270
    Abstract: An umbrella having a sprinkler device comprises an umbrella body and a sprinkler device. The umbrella body comprises a plurality of upper spokes and lower spokes, an upper spoke holder, a lower spoke holder and a shaft portion. One end of each upper spoke and lower spoke are respectively engaged with the upper and lower spoke holder such that the upper and lower spokes are radially disposed respectively. The other end of each lower spoke supports the corresponding upper spoke. The sprinkler device comprises a multi-link nozzle, a main hose, a plurality of tubes and spouts. One end of the main hose connects with the primary nozzle of the multi-link nozzle. One end of each tube connects with its corresponding secondary nozzle of the multi-link nozzle, and the other end thereof connected with a spout. Water is channeled through the multi-link nozzle to each tube and sprayed by each spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Test Rite International Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Dong
  • Patent number: 7082716
    Abstract: A devise for watering vegetation has a cylindrical tube that can be laid flat and rolled up. The tube has a watertight seal about 2 to about 6 inches from each end, which leaves a flap at each end. The flaps can be attached to stakes that can be driven into the ground. There are one or two openings along the length of the tube through which water can be admitted into the tube. At or near the bottom of the tube is at least one drip emitter from which water can leave the tube. Two or more tubes can be joined together using a single stake though the flaps of the tubes. The tubes can be arranged in a line, a circle, or other arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Inventor: Darrell Keith Downey
  • Patent number: 6901679
    Abstract: A spacer system for attachment to a sprinkler to prevent the positioning of the sprinkler too close to a sidewalk or curb, etc., including a spacer which can be attached to the sprinkler, and an elongated stake having a notch for receiving and holding the spacer. Also described is a tool for use in installing the stake in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Craig Corbett, George B. Bersonnet, Harvey L. Mohr, Kevin H. Mohr, Natalie H. Corbett
  • Patent number: 6796440
    Abstract: A display rack for long-handled sprinklers is mainly made up of an upper board having retaining holes, and a base board having holding holes. The retaining holes each have arch indented grooves, protrusion edges, and an arc retaining flange to receive a locating section of each long handled sprinkler. The holding holes, corresponding to the retaining holes, hold a lower section of each long-handled sprinkler to stably locate the long-handled sprinkler at both upper and lower sections onto the display rack. Accordingly, a plurality of long-handled sprinklers can be located securely and upright in the display rack with sprinkle heads adjusted into a clean and beautiful arrangement for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Yuan Mei Corp.
    Inventor: King-Yuan Wang
  • Publication number: 20040164179
    Abstract: A support system for supporting a sprinkler head which is connected to a water supply line by means of a flexible pipe. The support system includes a spacer body having inner and outer portions and is capable of being attached to a sprinkler head. An elongated stake member is carried by the spacer body and extends downwardly from the spacer body to provide lateral support to the spacer body and the sprinkler head when the stake member is inserted into the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: J. Craig Corbett
  • Patent number: 6736339
    Abstract: A device for cleaning a shoe sole includes a substantially H-shaped base frame formed of hollow tubes having a vertical water inlet line upwardly extending therefrom. The water inlet line terminates at an upper end with a valve and hose coupling mounted thereon. The H-shaped base frame includes a transverse member having a plurality of aligned apertures oriented at a predetermined angle relative to a horizontal plane for delivering multiple pressurized streams of water at said predetermined angle to effectively clean a user's shoe sole while minimizing splashing of a user or a user's shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Val Kenneth Mayers
  • Publication number: 20040089739
    Abstract: A spacer system for attachment to a sprinkler to prevent the positioning of the sprinkler too close to a sidewalk or curb, etc., including a spacer which can be attached to the sprinkler, and an elongated stake having a notch for receiving and holding the spacer. Also described is a tool for use in installing the stake in the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Joseph Craig Corbett, George B. Bersonnet, Harvey L. Mohr, Kevin H. Mohr, Natalie H. Corbett
  • Publication number: 20040065753
    Abstract: Sprinkler head spacer systems for preventing a sprinkler head from being positioned too close to a sidewalk or curb. The spacers include a body and attachment fingers for attachment of the spacers to a sprinkler. Various styles are disclosed, including some in which the fingers are detachable from the body. In other versions the spacing between the fingers is adjustable to accommodate sprinklers of different diameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: J. Craig Corbett
  • Publication number: 20040061000
    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: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: Robert A. Attar