With Solid Means As Guard Or Protector Patents (Class 239/288)
  • Patent number: 10215403
    Abstract: A gas premix burner and a gas water heater. The gas premix burner has a combustion direction, the gas premix burner can be matched and connected with a premix chamber that is disposed upstream the combustion direction of the gas premix burner, gas and air can be burned by the gas premix burner after mixed in the premix chamber; the gas premix burner comprising: a burner substrate, a main combustion hole provided on the burner substrate; an auxiliary combustion hole disposed downstream the main combustion hole along the combustion direction on the burner substrate; an auxiliary flame of the auxiliary combustion hole intersects a main flame of the main combustion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: A. O. Smith Corporation
    Inventors: Ruihong Wei, Jingzhan Yang
  • Patent number: 10040078
    Abstract: A linear oscillating water jet is capable of spraying in a linear oscillating fashion without deviating from a consistent linear path such that a resulting linear spray does not extend beyond a targeted area. Through the use of an internal turbine, energy from an incoming pressurized liquid is used to create rotational motion, which is subsequently converted into an oscillatory, back and forth linear motion by way of a rocker assembly that connects a nozzle assembly to the internal turbine. The oscillatory, linear motion of the rocker assembly is translated into a linear, back and forth rocking motion for the nozzle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Karl J. Fritze
  • Patent number: 9661807
    Abstract: A fluid supply line is provided to reduce the labor and cost required for dripline system installations by providing predetermined fitting locations where driplines can be attached. The supply line consists of a conduit having a side wall, a connector extending through the side wall of the conduit, the connector having a conduit connecting segment extending outside the conduit and an inlet segment extending into the conduit, and the inlet segment being connected to the side wall of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Turk, Samir Shah, Gerhard Stoltz
  • Patent number: 9522292
    Abstract: A combination of a cover and a sprinkler head. The sprinkler head includes a fusible linkage mounted within a frame and having a protruding portion. The cover includes a first member adjacent to the protruding portion of the fusible linkage. The first member has a first connecting end and a first fastening end opposite the first connecting end. A second member is opposite to the first member and has a second connecting end and a second fastening end opposite the second connecting end. The first and second connecting ends are coupled to each other. A first projection and a second projection extend from the first member toward the second member and are in spaced relation to each other for receiving the protruding portion of the fusible linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: THE VIKING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shawn Feenstra
  • Patent number: 9492774
    Abstract: A thermal fuse is installed in the exhaust flow path in or from a diesel particulate filter (DPF) of a combustion engine. At a temperature corresponding to overheating, or imminent overheating, of the DPF, the thermal fuse is activated to generate a signal initiating steps to avoid overheating of the DPF, such as shutting down of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas James Brown
  • Patent number: 9427758
    Abstract: There is provided a spray gun comprising: a gun main body; and a trigger having a first locking portion and a second locking portion, the first locking portion locked at one end of a shaft portion provided on the gun main body, the second locking portion locked at the other end of the shaft portion, the trigger operable to rotate about the shaft portion, wherein the shaft portion comprises: a first retaining shaft disposed in a mounting hole formed in the gun main body and locked rotatably on the first locking portion of the trigger; and an elastic member disposed in the mounting hole to bias the first retaining shaft in a direction in which the first retaining shaft exits from the mounting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ANEST IWATA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shozo Kosaka
  • Patent number: 9308539
    Abstract: An attachment to be employed with any spray device is disclosed. The attachment includes four vanes which are radially attached to an air hub with a central aperture, the central aperture adapted to receive the front portion of the spray device therethrough which when activated dispenses an atomizable substance in a pattern toward a workpiece. At the distal end of each of the four vanes, the vane is angled forward such that it generally points toward the workpiece. At the terminal end of each vane is a plurality of compressed air exit apertures. A compressed air source is attached to the air hub which guides the air through air conduits interiorly disposed within each of the vanes, where the compressed air is forced to exit each of the compressed air exit apertures forming an a second pattern which surrounds the atomizable substance pattern, and further boosts or pushes the atomizable substance onto the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: William C. Smith
  • Patent number: 9162238
    Abstract: The oscillating pressurized spray tip protection assembly is comprised of a tip guard and a lock plate that lock together via securing means over an oscillating spray tip in order to protect against wear when said spray tip is penetrating ground. The spray tip protection assembly utilizes a material that is strong, and more durable than the spray tip enclosed therein such that the life of the spray tip is increased. The tip guard has a cavity contoured to an exterior surface of the oscillating spray tip with an opening at a front end of the tip guard thereby enabling pressurized water to exit from both the oscillating spray tip as well as the tip guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Frank A. Abeyta
  • Patent number: 9010656
    Abstract: A water hydrant flushing device is disclosed. The device handles a flow of water from a water hydrant as it is being flushed, and allows the flushing to take place in a safer manner without destroying surrounding landscaping or other objects. The device comprises a chute that is open on both ends, and an opening on one end that is removably connected to a diffuser by means of a securing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Bob Cowin
  • Patent number: 9004373
    Abstract: A headlight washer assembly includes a bracket secured to a rear surface of a component of a vehicle adjacent an opening therein through which a headlight washer device is configured to extend and retract. The bracket provides a recessed mounting surface for securing the headlight washer device to the component of the vehicle such that, unlike prior art approaches, the fasteners do not protrude from the front surface of the component of the vehicle. A cap concealing the opening in the component is received within the opening flush with the front surface of the component. In one embodiment, the component is a body panel of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nick A. Massaro, Erich W. Bauer
  • Patent number: 8985481
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rapidly deployable guard for rotary, stationary and pop-up type sprinklers, wherein a guard having an upstanding deflector surface connects around the sprinkler riser using a pair of deformable arms and a connector therebetween. The deflector blocks spray from the sprinkler in a given direction, while the attachment arms provide a readily deployable connector around the riser of an existing sprinkler. The connector preferably comprises a removable zip tie fastener that extends through apertures in the attachment arms, or is alternately a zip tie fastener attached to the distal ends thereof. In an alternate embodiment, the deflector shield includes an extension member having an overhang portion for blocking spray from multiple orientations around the circumference of the sprinkler spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Simon Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8973849
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to an attachment for a pressure washer to facilitate cleaning of secondary surfaces. The attachment includes a body with three walls, two of the walls are in a parallel relationship and a third wall is substantially perpendicular to the two parallel walls. A single rolling element is in communication with the two parallel walls and spaced apart from the third wall. The single rolling element may be applied to a secondary surface so that the attachment rolls along the surface thereof while liquid is ejected from the pressure washer to clean the secondary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Randy E. Connelly, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8960570
    Abstract: The present technique provides a system and method for improving a tip assembly for a spray coating device. An exemplary spray coating device of the present technique has a twist tip with air-assist channels. The twist tip may be applied to a spray gun and provides a portion of the fluid flow passage of the gun. Rotation of the twist tip alters the fluid flow path, resulting in increased operator control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Finishing Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell M. Drozd, Paul R. Micheli, Nekheel S. Gajjar
  • Patent number: 8936206
    Abstract: In order to protect the operation of and insure the life of a sprinkler system, this device will be placed in the ground and will provide a protective cover for an individual sprinkler mechanism. The device will prevent the entry of debris into the sprinkler mechanism but also not interfere with the normal operation of the sprinkler. Additionally this will also allow the performance of routine maintenance on the sprinkler heads without the necessity of removing the entire sprinkler assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: James Wright
  • Patent number: 8893984
    Abstract: An improved misting bottle and fan apparatus capable of both convective cooling and evaporative cooling independent of either other. The operator can select to have the convective cooling effects of air being blown over the operator. The operator can select to have the evaporative cooling effects of pressurized fluid forced through a small orifice showered down at the operator. In the alternative, the operator is able to select both style of cooling using this device. The positioning and shape of the atomizing device in relation to the forced air is unique as well as the shaping of the air flow optimizes the cooling effects. Location of the atomizing device is proscribed as to prevent the occurrence of drips and runs commonly associated with misting fans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Sands, Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 8800886
    Abstract: A safety lock for a spray nozzle assembly for an airless, high pressure spray device, and more particularly to safety locks or guards for reversible, rotatable spray nozzles assemblies, optionally provided with a tip guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Rick Murdock, Jr., Rick Murdock, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8695719
    Abstract: A cover plate for a concealed sprinkler includes a member having at least one passageway section enabling heated air to pass between the cover plate and the sprinkler housing and towards the sprinkler head to permit the timely activation of the sprinkler head. In one embodiment, the passageway section is defined by one or more undulations formed within the cover plate, each of which define a ridge at the periphery, enabling air to pass therethrough. The cover plate includes a plurality of mounting tabs upon which a fusible material is applied to adhere the cover plate to the housing of the sprinkler head. The cover plate of the present invention increases the response time of the concealed sprinkler head while maintaining a low profile, discrete appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Viking Corporation
    Inventors: James G. Retzloff, Scott T. Franson
  • Patent number: 8651402
    Abstract: A sprayer that dispenses paint stored in a reservoir body generally includes a housing and a channel member having an outer periphery with a threaded portion and an inner periphery defining an aperture. The channel member extends from the housing. A spray nozzle is connected to the inner periphery in the channel member. A collar member has an inner periphery with a threaded portion that is operable to engage to the threaded portion on the outer periphery of the channel member. A guard member is rotatably engaged with the spray nozzle and movable between an extended condition and a retracted condition. The guard member in the retracted condition is engaged for rotation with the collar member and is operable rotate the threaded portion of the collar member over the threaded portion of the channel member. The guard member in the extended condition is rotatable relative to the collar member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie S. Munn, Graeme Crawley, Steven R. Wiezorek, SuHu Zhou, GenZhang Ye
  • Patent number: 8632022
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Terry Potter
  • Patent number: 8622318
    Abstract: A sprinkler has a hollow outer case and a riser vertically reciprocable within the outer case through an upper end thereof. A nozzle is mounted at an upper end of the riser. A body cap fits over the upper end of the outer case and retains the riser. The body cap has a plurality of circumferentially spaced vertical ribs that connect a reduced diameter upper portion of the body cap with an enlarged lower portion of the body cap. An elastomeric cover extends over at least the reduced diameter upper portion of the body cap and at least a portion of the ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Clark, Daniel E. Hunter
  • Patent number: 8616467
    Abstract: A sprinkler head cover. Implementations may include an artificial turf portion including a backing, a stiffener coupled to the backing, and a bag coupled to the stiffener where the bag has at least one reclosable opening therein. The bag may be configured to receive a quantity of fill material when the at least one reclosable opening is opened and to retain the quantity of fill material within the bag when the at least one reclosable opening is closed. The bag may also be configured to rest on a top surface of a sprinkler head when the sprinkler head is in a retracted position in a grassy area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Gary Leavitt
  • Patent number: 8573510
    Abstract: A turf sprayer has a truss shaped center boom and a pair of pivotal truss shaped wing booms within which spaced spray nozzles are supported. A drift shroud system comprises three integral and one-piece drift shrouds comprising a center shroud for the center boom and a pair of side shrouds for the wing booms. Each shroud is attached to an underside of the corresponding boom in a manner such that the shrouds project below the booms and not substantially above the booms to leave the truss-shapes of the booms open and unobscured to provide access to the spray nozzles within the booms. The shrouds each have openings in a top wall thereof for receiving the spray exiting from the nozzles with the spray passing downwardly between spaced front and rear walls of the shrouds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Bisson, Brannon W. Polk, David J. Norlander, Timothy P. Sosnowski, Bart T. Ellson
  • Patent number: 8573318
    Abstract: An extinguisher for minimizing fires includes a container for holding an extinguishing fluid, a propellant disposed within the container for expelling the fluid from the container if desired, and a nozzle for directing the fluid towards a fire. The nozzle has an input for receiving the fluid from the container and an outlet for directing the fluid towards the fire. The nozzle includes an expansion chamber disposed between the input and the outlet of the nozzle. The nozzle outlet has a restrictor for restricting flow of the fluid from the expansion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Pierre Novero
  • Patent number: 8567219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a washing machine, and the washing machine includes a drum rotatably installed in a cabinet, an air heater for heating air, to supply hot air to the drum, a steam generator for generating steam, and supply the steam to the drum, and a water supply unit including a nozzle for spraying the steam generated by the steam generator to an interior of the drum, and a nozzle holder having a coupler at a rear surface of the nozzle holder, to separably mount the nozzle at a position adjacent to the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yeon Sik Choi, Chang Woo Son, Dong Geun Lee, Dong Hyun Kim, Heung Jae Kim, Ju Han Yoon, Young Bok Son, Sang Hun Bae, Chul Jin Choi
  • Publication number: 20130240640
    Abstract: A protective shield for protecting a sprinkler head is disclosed. The protective shield may have a body that defines an outer perimeter that engages the ground when installed. The outer body has a carved upper surface from the outer perimeter that proceeds upward until it reaches a ridge. This permits the lawnmower or other object to be lifted above and over the sprinkler head to protect the sprinkler head. The protective shield may be cut during installation to fit different sized sprinkler heads and also to fit adjacent to a straight pavement or a corner of the pavement. The shield also prevents overgrowth of grass that might prevent proper functioning of a pop op mechanism or sprinkler head water spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Gary Lee White
  • Patent number: 8453952
    Abstract: The electrostatic atomizing device includes a discharge electrode and an opposed electrode provided with an aperture. The opposed electrode has its inner surface opposed to the discharge electrode. The inner surface is a recessed surface which surrounds a tip of the discharge electrode. The inner surface has at least one part shaped into a spherical surface which is centered on the tip of the discharge electrode and has a constant radius. The opposed electrode is provided with a cylindrical electrode extending from a periphery of the aperture away from the discharge electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro Masuda
  • Publication number: 20130087634
    Abstract: A ceramic nozzle hood used in a fuel injection nozzle system. The ceramic nozzle hood comprises a first member contact face on the inner surface extending essentially in a radial direction with respect to the longitudinal axis and a collar. The collar comprises a second member contact face, which faces away from the injection side, and a mount contact face, which faces towards the injection side. The inner chamber of the ceramic nozzle hood comprises a blind hole section fluidly connected to a remaining section of the inner chamber along the longitudinal axis through the first member contact face and to an outside of the ceramic nozzle hood via a plurality of nozzle spray holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR MOTOREN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Jurgen Nagel
  • Publication number: 20130068857
    Abstract: A pressure washer for dispensing water and/or another liquid, such as chemicals, with a relatively high pressure jet or spray, has an optional wand for optimally directing the jet or spray from the nozzle, in which the invention is a spray guard, preferably in the form of an open-sided cone, with the nozzle attached at an apex of the cone, with the bottom of the cone being open for allowing the jet or spray to be dispensed for cleaning or for washing a surface or object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: James Gray Hite
  • Publication number: 20130065188
    Abstract: A burner shield (100) for use in a horizontal flammability test chamber (102) is a planar member (120) that contains a stop (126) and a bend (128). A first area (120A) is defined as the area of the planar member (120) between the proximate end (124) and the stop (126), limited to the area of planar member 120 inside chamber 102 by stop 126. The first area (120A) of planar member (120) is inserted through an aperture on chamber (102) so that a substantial portion of first area (120A) covers burner (104) within chamber (102) so that the top surface of first area (120A) accumulates any byproduct (130) and/or prevents it from entering burner (104). The bend (128) is angled downward relative to the horizontal axis of the first area (120A) such that a distal end (122) is substantially aligned with the stop (126) and the distal end (122) abuts or rests against the outside portion of test chamber (102) to stabilize and support burner shield (100) during testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Lawrence Clark
  • Publication number: 20130043328
    Abstract: One embodiment will protect the sprinkler head 30 from heat during the kill process of bed bugs. The embodiment is installed with temperature indicators to show if the maximum ceiling temperature has been exceeded and has compromised the thermal element. The seal between the embodiment and sprinkler head is made between the adapter ring 40, the sprinkler support cup assembly 180, the escutcheon cup 150, or the supply pipe 20. Installation of the embodiment never impairs the sprinkler head 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: David Williams, Jason Williams
  • Patent number: 8371514
    Abstract: A spout cover for a spout having an outlet end includes a first member, having a deflector, mounted to a second member having a liquid soap reservoir and a dispenser for dispensing liquid soap from the liquid soap reservoir toward the deflector. A receiving area is defined between the first and second members for receiving the spout. The first member is movable relative to the second member between a first position permitting the spout to be received in the receiving area and a second position locating the deflector underneath the outlet end of the spout and preventing withdrawal of the spout from the receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: BKD Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventor: Rebecca M. Finell
  • Publication number: 20130020409
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rapidly deployable guard for rotary, stationary and pop-up type sprinklers, wherein a guard having an upstanding deflector surface connects around the sprinkler riser using a pair of deformable arms and a connector therebetween. The deflector blocks spray from the sprinkler in a given direction, while the attachment arms provide a readily deployable connection means around the riser of an existing sprinkler. The connection means comprises a removable zip tie fastener that extends through apertures in the attachment arms, or is alternately a zip tie fastener attached to the distal ends thereof. In an alternate embodiment, the deflector shield includes an extension member having an overhang portion for blocking spray from multiple orientations around the circumference of the sprinkler spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Simon Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8336789
    Abstract: A spraying device includes a control handle, a first hollow barrel, a second hollow barrel, a driving unit, a spraying tube, and a liquid ejection tube. With the driving unit that is driven by high pressure air to rotate received inside the second hollow barrel, when the control handle is operated to supply high pressure air to drive the driving unit to rotate in high speed, the spraying tube is caused to rotate with a high speed, making high pressure rotating air ejected from the spraying tube inducing repeated and rotating impacts on a surface to be cleaned to thereby improve the effect of dust removal. Further, the liquid ejection tube is located within the spraying tube and ejects a stream of water (or cleaning agent), which is mixed with the high pressure air to generate a high speed rotating impact to also realize surface rinsing of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Grain Point Enterprise Limited
    Inventor: Chao-Ming Kuo
  • Patent number: 8333459
    Abstract: A printing device (10) including a substrate (22) having an aperture (20) extending therethrough, wherein the aperture includes a side wall and defines a liquid ink flow path, an ink firing chamber (24) fluidically connected to the aperture, and a coating positioned on the side wall of the aperture, the coating being impervious to etching by liquid ink, and wherein the coating is chosen from one of silicon dioxide, aluminum oxide, hafnium oxide and silicon nitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Rio Rivas, Jon A. Crabtree, Eric L. Nikkel, Siddhartha Bhowmik, Bradley D. Chung, Samson Berhane
  • Publication number: 20120261489
    Abstract: An atomizing nozzle with an anti-leakage function includes a body, a cover, a rotor, a leak-stop assembly and an anti-leakage ring. One end of the body has an inclined accommodating groove having an arc curvature. The anti-leakage ring is disposed in the accommodating groove, and the cover presses the anti-leakage ring after being locked with one end of the body. The anti-leakage ring may correspond to a screwing position between the cover and the body, and is not located in a flowing path of the water or liquid. Thus, it is possible to prevent the water or liquid from flowing reversely or leaking to the screwing position, and to simplify the manufacturing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Hui San Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120255578
    Abstract: A vehicle mounted apparatus for high-pressure fluid blasting to remove material from or otherwise treat a surface, the apparatus comprising: a high-pressure fluid supply connected to a nozzle assembly containing at least one nozzle, the nozzle assembly being supported for movement along a track mounted transversely on the vehicle; and a suction device for conveying airflow and removed material through a conduit from the nozzle assembly to a treatment zone within the vehicle, the treatment zone having a separation means for accumulating removed material, a means for conveying airflow from the separation means to the suction device, and a to means for conveying the removed material to a storage zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Holmes Robinson
  • Patent number: 8272580
    Abstract: A golf hole painter is provided for painting an area of a golf hole above a top of a golf cup, but below the putting surface. The golf hole painter includes a base member, a liner, and a main body. The main body is rotatably attached to the base member. The main body also receives a spray canister containing paint, which is pressed and rotated along with the main body in relation to the base member to spray the entire interior periphery of a golf hole. The painted portion of the golf hole allows a golfer to more easily view a golf hole while putting on a golf green, due to the rules of golf requiring a golf cup to sit at least one inch below the putting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Standard Golf Company
    Inventor: Terry L. Schoppe
  • Publication number: 20120223155
    Abstract: A safety lock for a spray nozzle assembly for an airless, high pressure spray device, and more particularly to safety locks or guards for reversible, rotatable spray nozzles assemblies, optionally provided with a tip guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Rick Murdock, JR., Rick Murdock, SR.
  • Publication number: 20120187216
    Abstract: A spring may include an annular plate having a central aperture; a plurality of spring members protruding from the annular plate, the plurality of spring members being resiliently flexible and radially disposed around the central aperture; and a plurality of alignment tabs protruding from the annular plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: THE VIKING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael Rekeny
  • Patent number: 8220556
    Abstract: A cover plate for a concealed sprinkler includes a member having at least one passageway section enabling heated air to pass between the cover plate and the sprinkler housing and towards the sprinkler head to permit the timely activation of the sprinkler head. In one preferred form, the passageway section is defined by at least one lip projecting from the periphery of the cover plate, away from the sprinkler head. Alternatively, the cover plate may include a peripheral rim projecting away from the sprinkler head. In another preferred embodiment, the passageway section is defined by one or more undulations formed within the cover plate, each of which define a ridge at the periphery, enabling air to pass therethrough. The cover plate is substantially planar and includes a plurality of mounting tabs upon which a fusible material is applied to adhere the cover plate to the housing of the sprinkler head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Viking Corporation
    Inventors: James G Retzloff, Scott T Franson
  • Patent number: 8210446
    Abstract: A beverage sipping straw 14 maintained in a hygienic condition using a cover 34 removed by a bar patron 12 exposing a surface untainted the bartender's 10 handling of the presentation to the patron 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Alberto Oliviera
  • Patent number: 8210450
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fluid dispensing assembly for operable coupling to a fluid supply. The fluid dispensing assembly has an adjustable guide spaced apart from a second end region for guiding the correct placement of the second end region relative a target such that the fluid is dispensed for adequate coverage of the target. The adjustable guide is permitted to selectively and reversibly engage with a locating formation in predetermined position such that an Associate is able to assume an ergonomically-friendly body posture during use. As such, the adjustable guide aims to provide an Associate with a means to dispense fluid at a target at the correct distance and angle relative the target while maintaining their body posture in an ergonomically-friendly position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Zeinstra, Paul Groves, Dave Tracey
  • Publication number: 20120161433
    Abstract: A polymeric riser cap member includes a central tubular section defining a generally cylindrical bore for receiving a sprinkler riser, the central tubular section having open top and bottom ends, and an annular skirt coaxial with the central tubular section and having an inner diameter larger than an inner diameter of the central tubular section. The annular skirt has an inner surface having internal threads threadably connectable with the externally threaded surface of a tubular riser adapter member of a tubular coupler. The bottom end of the central tubular section has an annular projection disposed opposite and spaced from a portion of the annular skirt. The riser cap member includes an annular recess adapted to receive a seal located in a wall extending laterally between the annular skirt and the annular projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. Magargal, Gary A. Leigh
  • Publication number: 20120104117
    Abstract: Spray head, which comprises a spray head body (2), which comprises at least one nozzle (3), a heat-activated triggering element (5), in connection with the spray head of which a protection means (6) is arranged, which protection means is in front of the nozzle (3) in the protective position and mechanically protects the triggering element (5) when the spray head is in a non-active state, and which protection means (6) can be moved to a second position, in which at least one nozzle (3) and the triggering element (5) are not protected by the protection means (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: MARIOFF CORPORATION OY
    Inventors: Harri Mattila, Sebastien Cailliau, Jarmo Helasuo
  • Patent number: 8083155
    Abstract: A rolling liquid herbicide applicator with an adjustable shield is attached to a hollow pole having an adjustable width protective shield mounted to one end weighted, textured wheels for rolling over most terrains are attached to the adjustable width protective shield. On the opposite end of the hollow pole handle is a trigger. When the trigger is activated, an internal trigger stick is moved down through the hollow pole, thereby causing a ā€œCā€ shaped piece to move upward. This upward movement pushes on a hard flat disk. The movement of the hard flat disk causes pliable cap center to move. The gravity flow of liquid herbicide from a liquid herbicide container causes the liquid herbicide to move through a tube and nozzle assembly. The adjustable width protective shield over the nozzle prevents overspray and accidental contact of the liquid herbicide on healthy desired vegetation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Elizabeth Gray Crosswell
  • Patent number: 8069505
    Abstract: A jet face for a jet has a plurality of detents configured to aid gripping the face for rotational operation. The jet face can also include a mounting coupling to accept a removable element. The removable element can be configured as a ring-shaped element, and the coupling a groove sized to accept the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Dimension One Spas, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor L. Walker
  • Publication number: 20110219743
    Abstract: A cap for a liquid propellant injection assembly of a rocket engine includes a cap body and a valve assembly. The cap body extends between first and second ends. The cap body has a bore that fluidly connects one or more inlets to an outlet. The inlets are disposed in a tubular sidewall of the cap body. The outlet is disposed in the second end of the cap body. The valve assembly includes a valve cap disposed around the first end of the cap body. The valve assembly is adapted to selectively regulate flow of a propellant through the inlets in the cap body as a function of pressure exerted by the propellant against the valve assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley C. Johnson, Randolph T. Lyda, Ryan W. Brandt, Mark J. Ricciardo
  • Publication number: 20110132998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an dispensing device with a sprayhead comprising a hemi-spherical cover pivotable around a horizontal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Pepe Marzio
  • Patent number: 7954731
    Abstract: A rotary impact sprinkler is disclosed having a nozzle connected to a housing and a discharge deflector member connected to a rotatable shaft assembly without a dynamic seal between the nozzle and the deflector. The sprinkler may be provided with different nozzles and discharge deflectors that are easily removed and replaced for providing desired water flow and discharge characteristics. The shaft assembly and housing may have contacting braking surfaces outside of the water flow. The braking surfaces may provide a frictional braking force dependent on both water flow rate and water flow pressure. The sprinkler has a rotatable impact assembly supported by the shaft assembly and including a deflection member for rotating the impact assembly relative to the shaft assembly. The shaft assembly may have a pin for supporting the impact assembly at a position above the deflection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Antonucci, Brian W. Lees, Valery A. Monge, Kelly F. Olischefski, Michael F. Turk, Keith E. Turner, Richard J. Russell, II
  • Publication number: 20110121100
    Abstract: A combination of a cover and a sprinkler head. The sprinkler head includes a fusible linkage mounted within a frame and having a protruding portion. The cover includes a first member adjacent to the protruding portion of the fusible linkage. The first member has a first connecting end and a first fastening end opposite the first connecting end. A second member is opposite to the first member and has a second connecting end and a second fastening end opposite the second connecting end. The first and second connecting ends are coupled to each other. A first projection and a second projection extend from the first member toward the second member and are in spaced relation to each other for receiving the protruding portion of the fusible linkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: THE VIKING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shawn Feenstra