Motor Or Spray Fluid Operated Continuously Moving Discharge Modifier Patents (Class 239/380)
  • Patent number: 10508424
    Abstract: A connecting structure of an outlet terminal and a jet regulator includes an outlet terminal and a jet regulator, the outlet terminal has an outlet passage, the jet regulator is detachably assembled in the outlet passage in the outlet direction, the jet regulator is disposed with a fixing shell portion, the inner wall of the outlet passage of the outlet terminal is concaved with a lock groove, the fixing shell portion is disposed with an assembly hole corresponding to the lock groove; the connecting structure comprises a lock portion and a retractable slide shaft driving mechanism with retracted and extended states, the lock portion is movably connected to the assembly hole and is movable between a lock position and a unlock position, the lock portion inserts to the lock groove in lock position and retracts to the assembly hole and leaves away from the lock groove in unlock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feilong Huang, Shilong Wu, Guosong Zhao
  • Patent number: 9027851
    Abstract: A rotary spray head assembly includes a motor having an output shaft and a housing through which the output shaft at least partially extends. The housing includes an inlet communicable with a source of fluid. The rotary spray head assembly also includes an annular skirt extending from the housing, a passageway through the skirt having a first end in fluid communication with the inlet and a second end, and a hub coupled for co-rotation with the output shaft. The hub includes an annular groove into which the annular skirt at least partially extends, a circumferential interior surface at least partially defining the groove, and an aperture through the circumferential interior surface. Fluid introduced into the annular groove through the second end of the passageway is discharged outwardly through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Clarke Mosquito Control Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Omiatek, Paul Tomaszek
  • Publication number: 20150115057
    Abstract: Aerosols can be created by filament stretching and breaking of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids by applying a strain to and stretching the fluid. The fluid is stretched along a strain pathway and forms a fluid filament. The fluid filament is caused to break into droplets that can be harvested to form a mist or aerosol. Such a system for aerosol creation can include a pair of counter-rotating rollers that are positioned adjacent to each other that stretch the fluid or a pair of pistons that move toward and away from each other to stretch the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: VICTOR BECK, DAVID MATHEW JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8960568
    Abstract: The present invention provides a brush wheel typed nebulizer, comprising: a drive device; a spiral pump, including a body, an outer sleeve, in which the outer periphery of the body is installed with at least a helicoid member closely attached to an inner sleeve having a flow opening inside the outer sleeve; a brush wheel, configured with multiple implant holes and having brush hairs forming at least a ditch; a sleeve lid, on which a notch is configured in correspondence with the end of the brush hair, and an inner bulge acting conjunctively with the end of the brush hair and having multiple guide grooves. With such a design, it is possible to fling off the highly viscous liquid attached on the brush hair to create atomized liquid of extremely tiny microdrops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Wen-Pin Chen, Chiu-Yueh Tung
  • Publication number: 20140367492
    Abstract: An atomization device including a contact plate including a plurality of capillary openings, a liquid source in fluid communication with the contact plate, and a brush including a plurality of filaments. As the brush rotates a first radial direction, the filaments adhere small amounts of liquid from within the capillary openings, flex when in contact with the contact plate, and release when contact is broken with the contact plate to project liquid from the filaments as they oscillate. A portion of the contact plate includes a spirally curved surface with which the filaments contact, wherein the radius decreases along a path following the first radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Theodore Tench
  • Patent number: 8720795
    Abstract: Providing a flush bowl capable of discharging a planar shower-like water discharge flow in a wide range while changing the water discharge trajectory is directed. The shower device according to an embodiment of the invention is a shower device including: a water discharger including a plurality of water discharge ports; a rotator including a channel at its center; a coupling section coupling the inside of the water discharger to the channel of the rotator; a receiving section receiving the rotator; a driving mechanism configured to rotate and revolve the rotator in the receiving section; and a decelerating section provided inside the water discharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Toto Ltd
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Yutaka Aihara, Minami Okamoto, Kiyotake Ukigai
  • Patent number: 8597729
    Abstract: In a method and system for forming microbeads, a polymer solution includes particles and a polymer dissolved in a solvent. A stream of the polymer solution flows into a chamber. A focusing fluid contacts and focuses the polymer stream in the chamber. The focusing fluid and the focused polymer stream flow, as a single flow stream, out from the chamber. Pendant droplets detach from a leading end of the single flow stream to form the microbeads. The focusing fluid reacts with the polymer solution to form functional groups at a surface of the microbeads for binding with biorecognition molecules. In the system, a flow focusing apparatus includes a flow focusing body shaped to define the chamber. Microbeads formed according to the methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: FIO Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastien Fournier-Bidoz, Warren Che Wor Chan
  • Patent number: 8540170
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotor nozzle, in particular for high-pressure cleaning devices, having a nozzle housing which has an inlet opening at its axially one end and an outlet opening at the other end for a fluid, in particular water, as well as having a rotor which is arranged in a swirl chamber of the nozzle housing, which is supported at a bearing at its front end facing the outlet opening, which can be at least partly flowed through by the fluid, which can be set into rotation about a longitudinal axis of the nozzle housing by fluid flowing into the swirl chamber and is inclined toward the longitudinal axis at least in the rotated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Anton Jaeger
  • Patent number: 8505641
    Abstract: A wide protection range can be ensured by extending the flying distance of fire-extinguishing agent particles electrified and sprayed from a head. A water-based fire-extinguishing agent is pressurized and supplied to an electrification spray head 10 installed in a protection area A via a pipe, the jetted particles of the fire-extinguishing agent are electrified and sprayed from the electrification spray head 10. The electrification spray head mixes and sprays the fire-extinguishing agent having a comparatively small particle size included in a range from 30 ?m to 200 ?m by a small-particle jetting nozzle 38a and the fire-extinguishing agent having a comparatively-large particle size of 200 ?m to 2000 ?m by a large-particle jetting nozzle 38b, thereby carrying the group of the fire-extinguishing-agent particles having the small particle size by the air current caused by spraying the group of the fire-extinguishing-agent particles having the large particle size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Hochiki Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Tsuji, Tatsuya Hayashi, Tetsuo Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20130109099
    Abstract: A method of testing workpieces and an automated oscillating solution spray manifold assembly for a corrosion testing chamber is configured to introduce a fluid into a cavity of a test cabinet that receives workpieces. The manifold assembly includes a motor having an output shaft for driving a linkage assembly. An elongated spray bar is connected to the linkage assembly and the spray bar has a plurality of openings spaced therealong. The linkage assembly is configured to rotate the spray bar in a desired oscillatory movement such that fluid can be dispensed through the openings and into the test cabinet. A fan-like pattern sprays from one opening and substantially overlaps with spray from at least one adjacent opening. The method of testing may include one or more of the steps of controlling a speed of the motor, a temperature level of the cavity, a humidity level of the cavity, and a salinity content of the fluid within the cavity of the test cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: THE SINGLETON CORPORATION
    Inventor: The Singleton Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130008979
    Abstract: A rotating nozzle system comprising a nozzle head and a first driving system for rotating the nozzle head about a first axis of rotation, in which a second driving system is provided for rotating the nozzle head and the first driving system about a second axis of rotation, wherein the second axis of rotation is disposed substantially at right angles to the first axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Hermann LANGE
  • Patent number: 8327787
    Abstract: A support head capable of generating suction upon the rotation thereof has a body that defines a first surface, a second surface opposing the first surface, a peripheral edge, and an open region formed in a central portion of the second surface. Work producing elements such as spray nozzles are mounted in the first surface. Each of a first plurality of holes extends between the first surface and the second surface. Each of a second plurality of holes extends between the peripheral edge of the body and the open region of the body. When the body is positioned over the surface with the first surface opposing same, suction forces are generated as the body is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Seward Marine Services Inc.
    Inventor: Cecil L. Achord
  • Publication number: 20120286070
    Abstract: A powered hygiene shower spray system is provided. The system has a slide bar housing adapted for mounting to a shower chamber substrate. A moving head or spray nozzle is provided that is movable along said slide bar housing. A hose is in fluid communication between a water supply and the spray nozzle when the spray nozzle is moveably present. A control panel accepts user input as to a parameter of the spray nozzle. A drive mechanism is provided for moving the spray nozzle without user manual manipulation of the spray nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Mordechai Lev
  • Patent number: 8220723
    Abstract: A sprinkler comprises a nozzle, a turbine and a gear train reduction. The gear train reduction has an output stage that is coupled to the nozzle. The turbine is located between the nozzle and the gear train reduction and is coupled to an input stage of the gear train reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Clark
  • Publication number: 20120126033
    Abstract: A multi-purpose, portable spray rig, which also functions as a stationary unit including a vertically disposed propeller fan rotatable through 360 degrees to create a wind stream in the direction of a supporting tower. A tubular ring in a plane parallel to the wind stream created by the propeller. The tubular ring having a plurality of spray nozzles configured to inject a fine spray of water droplets into the wind stream resulting in a fine mist over a controlled area up to 300 or 400 feet in diameter, as the propeller rotates on a vertical axis through 360 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: J. Craig Holworthy
  • Publication number: 20120104118
    Abstract: A sprinkler adapter device having multiple rates of output flow of a sprinkler has an inlet-driving unit, an outlet valve and a discharge rotor. The inlet-driving unit has a body and a cover combined with the body, respectively having a first connection portion and a second connection portion communicating with each other. The discharge rotor is collaborated with the outlet valve and is driven by water stream. The discharge rotor and the outlet valve respectively have upper valve holes and lower valve holes corresponding to each other. Each of the upper valve holes and the lower valve holes has a guide plane. By respectively adjusting the overlapping area between the upper valve holes and the lower valve holes and the guide planes thereof, water can be discharged at different flow rates intermittently, thereby simplifying the sprinkler adapter device with a sprinkler and allowing to demonstrate different water spray patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Po-Hsiung Wang, Tzu-Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 8079532
    Abstract: An energy efficient water sprinkler has a housing with primary and secondary water chambers each with a turning wheel for translating the force of impacting water to rotational motion of a central shaft journal. Water is forced through a central channel in the rotating shaft and discharged from the housing. A portion of the discharged water is directed to deflection fins on the outer surface of the housing to further impart rotational or energy to the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffery D. Baird
  • Patent number: 7959092
    Abstract: A coating machine enables the inside of a paint chamber to be washed clean with less amount of use of thinner by increasing washing efficiency and is capable of forming a coating with uniform coating thickness by always uniformly jetting a paint over 360° about a rotary atomizing head and the rotary atomizing head of the coating machine. The coating machine includes the rotary atomizing head in which the paint chamber is formed in the clearance between an outer bell fitted to the tip of a tubular rotating shaft and an inner bell fitted to the front side of the outer bell. Fins agitating, in the paint chamber, a washing fluid supplied from a thin tubular nozzle inserted into the tubular rotating shaft are radially formed on the rear surface side of the inner bell. An annular paint groove temporarily accumulating the paint is formed in the inner surface of the rim part of the outer bell on which the paint jetted from the paint jetting holes formed at the peripheral surface part of the paint chamber is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Trinity Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Nomura, Shigeyoshi Inada, Takashi Katsumata, Satoshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 7946512
    Abstract: A shower head for a hand-held shower attachment contains, in the center of its jet disc, an insert with three individual nozzle bodies. Each individual nozzle body is designed for discharging an individual jet. To this end, it has a continuous jet opening. Each of these in individual nozzle bodies is mounted in a manner that enables it to move relative to the shower head and to the jet disc, and is placed in rotation by a water-driven rotor. Said continuous jet opening extends at an angle to the rotation axis of the individual nozzle body. When the individual nozzle body rotates, the jet exiting there from moves on an envelope of a cone. Each individual nozzle body, contains an aerating device that aspirates the air immediately next to the outlet opening and, inside the individual nozzle body, mixes the air with the water entering this individual nozzle body. As a result, the individual nozzle body discharges an aerated jet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventor: Franz Schorn
  • Publication number: 20100301139
    Abstract: A support head capable of generating suction upon the rotation thereof has a body that defines a first surface, a second surface opposing the first surface, a peripheral edge, and an open region formed in a central portion of the second surface. Work producing elements such as spray nozzles are mounted in the first surface. Each of a first plurality of holes extends between the first surface and the second surface. Each of a second plurality of holes extends between the peripheral edge of the body and the open region of the body. When the body is positioned over the surface with the first surface opposing same, suction forces are generated as the body is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Cecil L. Achord
  • Patent number: 7837135
    Abstract: The invention relates to an application element (1) for a rotary sprayer, in particular in the form of a bell-shaped plate or a rotary disc, with an overflow surface (8) which, during the coating operation, rotates together with the application element (1) and is overflowed by a coating agent to be applied, and with a surface layer which is located on the overflow surface (8) and on which a thin coating agent film forms with a certain film thickness during operation, wherein boundary surface friction acts between the coating agent film and the surface layer. It is proposed that the surface layer reduces the boundary surface friction between the coating agent film and the overflow surface (8). Furthermore, the invention comprises an associated operating method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jurgen Nolte, Harald Gummlich
  • Patent number: 7770820
    Abstract: A spray apparatus comprises a housing having a fluid inlet, a plurality of tubes for dispensing fluid from the housing, and an integrating member operatively coupled to at least a subset of the plurality of tubes for effecting coordinated movement of the coupled tubes in response to movement of the integrating member. An actuator, such as a turbine or an adjustable control ring, is employed for inducing movement of the integrating member. The dispensing tubes may be flexible so as to allow for easy adjustment of the fluid-dispensing direction or shape by the application of a lateral force at one or more locations along the length of the tubes. The flexibility also facilitates amplified direction/shape changes (compared to rigid dispensing tubes) in the dispensed fluid streams, e.g., when the tubes are subjected to a lateral force on one side and an opposing pivoting force (axially offset from the lateral force) on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph H. Clearman, Jack F. Clearman
  • Patent number: 7765813
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and process for cooling and de-steaming hot calcined stucco used in the production of gypsum boards or bagged plaster. The apparatus is a fluid bed stucco cooler and comprises a cooler housing having a plenum having a stucco inlet and stucco outlet. The stucco cooler includes a rotating disk in the plenum. The rotating disk includes nozzle for spraying fluid, and is attached to a rotable shaft extending from the side of the cooler also includes a fluidization pad and agitator to help to mix the air and the stucco powder to insure fluidization, prevent channeling, and prevent the stucco powder from building up on the various components. The air also forces steam from the hot calcined stucco out through an air outlet located at the top of the stucco cooler, thereby de-steaming the stucco. The stucco flows through the plenum and passes over the cooling coils, thereby cooling the stucco as it reaches the stucco outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Michael L. Bolind, Christopher R. Nelson, Bruce L. Petersen, Michael J. Porter
  • Patent number: 7748646
    Abstract: A sprinkler comprises a nozzle, a turbine and a gear train reduction. The gear train reduction has an output stage that is coupled to the nozzle. The turbine is located between the nozzle and the gear train reduction and is coupled to an input stage of the gear train reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Clark
  • Patent number: 7721976
    Abstract: An atomizer assembly (10) drives an atomizing bell (108) to apply paint onto a part (14). The atomizer assembly (10) includes a core (24) having at least one paint line (26) extending therethrough, a turbine device (40) circumscribing an axis (A) and disposed in the core (24), and a turbine unit (62) surrounding the pain line (26) and having a shaft (104) rotatable relative the turbine device (40) with several turbine blades (130) connected to the shaft (104). A plurality of nozzles (64, 66, 68) are defined in the turbine device (40) and are positioned relative a turbine wheel (106) connected to the shaft (104) to drive fluid, i.e. gas onto the turbine blades (130). An annular wall (94) extends outwardly from one of the terminal ends of the turbine device (40) to define a seat (96) for engaging the core (24) to maintain a fixed gap between the paint line (26) and the shaft (104) and to eliminate contact therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Durr Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans J. Nolte, Harry Krumma, Frank Herre, Michael Baumann, Stefano Giuliano, Bjorn Lind
  • Publication number: 20090308953
    Abstract: An atomizing nozzle (20) configured to convert a fluid (88) into a mist (92) for use in a misting system is provided. The atomizing nozzle (20) has a nozzle body (22) encompassing a cylindrical occluder chamber (50), a substantially spherical occluder (26) residing within the occluder chamber (50), and an orifice insert (24) affixed to an outlet end (44) of the atomizing nozzle (20). The orifice insert (24) encompasses an insert chamber (74) contiguous with the occluder chamber (50) and having a conical chamber bevel (76) proximate an outlet end (78) of the insert chamber (74), and has a mating surface (82) configured to mate with the occluder (26). The mating surface (82) has at least one flow-control groove (86) configured to control the flow of the fluid (88) through the atomizing nozzle (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: AMFOG NOZZLE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Laurence Palestrant, Herb L. Andrews
  • Patent number: 7571867
    Abstract: A showerhead with a turbocharger mechanism including a showerhead housing and a turbo-compressor unit is provided. The showerhead housing has a water inlet port for introducing a water flow, a case wall that gradually expands, and a water drainage panel. The turbo-compressor unit is accommodated in a housing chamber and includes a compressor compartment where the water flow is converted into a vortex flow, a turbo-pump impeller accommodated in the compressor compartment, and a turbo-generator capable of generating electric energy. The turbo-generator is electrically connected to an illumination means, so as to emit light beams. The present invention is provided with the turbocharger mechanism, so as to make use of the water flow flowing through the showerhead effectively to generate electricity for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventor: Wei Hu
  • Patent number: 7568635
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for atomizing a liquid without the use of air to atomize the liquid. The system comprises a turbo spray nozzle that has a rotatable shaft. The rotatable shaft has a center bore with an opening at one end to enable a liquid to flow into the center bore of the rotatable shaft. The rotatable shaft also has a plurality of orifices that extend from the center bore to an outer surface of the rotatable shaft at the end opposite the opening. The rotatable shaft is rotated by pressurized air. The rotation of the shaft causes the liquid flowing into the center bore to be induced into a helical flow path that causes the liquid to disassociate. The system may comprise a spray gun coupled to the turbo spray nozzle. The system may also comprise an air compressor to provide the pressurized air to rotate the rotatable shaft. The system may also comprise a container for the liquid hat may be pressurized to provide a motive force to the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Paul R. Micheli
  • Patent number: 7552878
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotor nozzle, in particular for high pressure cleaning devices, having a nozzle housing which has a swirl chamber between an inflow opening for a fluid, in particular water, and a discharge opening, with a rotor inclined with respect to a longitudinal axis during operation being supported at its front end at a bearing, in particular at a cup-shaped bearing, in said swirl chamber and with the rotor being able to be driven to make a rotating movement around the longitudinal axis by fluid flowing into the swirl chamber, wherein an adjustment device is positioned in front of the swirl chamber for the speed regulation of the rotor and forces the inflowing fluid to make a rotary movement around the longitudinal axis for the generation of a rotating fluid field before the transition into the swirl chamber, and wherein the rotating fluid field is disrupted more or less pronouncedly on the transition into the swirl chamber in dependence on the position of the adjustment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventor: Anton Jäger
  • Patent number: 7552877
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, a system for deflecting and distributing liquid from a liquid source is provided. The system comprises a dispersing element disposed along an elongated member, and a retaining structure adapted to enclose at least a portion of the elongated member. The dispersing element further comprises a series of diagonal, spaced grooves configured to receive and deflect the liquid. The dispersing element and the elongated member are configured to rotate and precess relatively freely within the retaining structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Nelson Irrigation Corporation
    Inventor: Stuart Francis Grant
  • Patent number: 7494071
    Abstract: An energy efficient water sprinkler has a housing with primary and secondary water chambers each with a turning wheel for translating the force of impacting water to rotational motion of a central shaft journal. Water is forced through a central channel in the rotating shaft and discharged from the housing. A portion of the discharged water is directed to deflection fins on the outer surface of the housing to further impart rotational or energy to the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Shamrock Research & Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffery D. Baird
  • Publication number: 20080203190
    Abstract: A system for deflecting and distributing liquid from a liquid source is provided. The system comprises a deflector turbine element incorporated at one end of a cylindrical rotor which encloses at least a portion of the nozzle and is guided coaxially along the nozzle by at least one guide ring. The turbine element fixed to the rotor cylinder further comprises at least one diagonal groove configured to receive and deflect the liquid. The rotor or spindle element is configured to spin relatively freely around the nozzle (hollow shaft) and is allowed to reposition up or down along the nozzle shaft limited by the force of the water jet in one direction and a repelling magnetic force in the opposite direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Nelson Irrigation Corporation
    Inventor: Stuart F. Grant
  • Patent number: 7395977
    Abstract: A sprinkler apparatus 10 for providing more even coverage of a sprinkled area with water which is achieved by a different speed of rotation of a water deflector 13 relative to a water diffuser 12 in a wobbling sprinkler head. A diffuser head 11 is rotatably attached to a base 16 and has a water diffuser 12 for diffusing water passing therethrough. A water deflector 13 is rotatably attached to the rotatable diffuser head 11 for directing water emitting from the nozzle 21 through the water diffuser 12. A viscous fluid brake 15 couples the water deflector 13 to the water diffuser 12 to vary the speed of rotation of the water diffuser 12 relative to the water deflector 13 to obtain a more even coverage of the area being sprinkled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Senninger Irrigation Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Pinch, Gregory S. Burcham
  • Patent number: 7389950
    Abstract: A sprinkler includes hollow tube with a plurality of apertures and a plurality of nozzles are respectively inserted through the apertures. Each nozzle is connected to a bellow which is engaged with the aperture. A guide member is rotatably mounted to the hollow tube and includes a plurality of inclined slots in which the nozzles are movably engaged. The positions of the nozzles are adjusted by rotating the guide member so as to have different patters of watering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventor: Sun-Nan Lo
  • Publication number: 20080017735
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shifting device of multifunction shower head combined into the cavity of the shower head typically comprised of a shifting button, a radius bar, a swing arm, a coupled gear and division gear; wherein one end of said radius bar is extended out the shower head via a through-hole to fix with a shifting button, the another end has a pilot pin; said swing arm is fixed on the shaft of the coupled gear with one end, the other side is possessed of a slot guide for connecting with said pilot pin of said radius bar; said gearing coupled and division gears are located on the cavity of the shower head via their shaft respectively; said division gear closing on the outlet of the main body has several dividing holes coordinating to the outlet of the main body, to rotate said division gear relative to the outlet of main body can carry out shifting spraying state. The device makes the shifting operation easy and save labor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Huasong ZHOU
  • Patent number: 7306045
    Abstract: A multi-stage fluid power turbine having application as a fire extinguisher to be ideally carried by a fire truck (e.g., a tanker or a pumper) so as to fight outdoor fires. An impeller and a propeller are located at one end of the fire extinguisher, and a fan is located at the opposite end. The propeller and the fan are mounted on a common inner shaft so as to rotate in a first direction. The impeller is mounted on a hollow outer shaft or tube that surrounds the inner shaft. The impeller includes a plurality of curved blades, each of which having a fluid duct running therethrough. Water under pressure being supplied from a source to the impeller blades is ejected from the fluid ducts thereof and thrust against the blades of the propeller, whereby to impart a rotational force to the propeller and a corresponding rotational force to the fan. The water ejected from the curved impeller blades causes the impeller to rotate in an opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Saeed M. Moflihi
  • Publication number: 20070278326
    Abstract: A sprayer includes a container and a battery. The container contains water. The container includes two tracks formed thereon and two elastic contacts installed thereon. The battery includes two contacts formed thereon and two flanges for engagement with the tracks so that the battery is attached to the container and that the contacts of the battery contact the elastic contacts of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Scott Wu
  • Patent number: 7300000
    Abstract: An internal cleaning apparatus includes a rotary shaft which, having a liquid flow passage, is provided so as to be axially rotatable, a revolving rotary shaft which, having a liquid flow passage connected to the liquid flow passage and being provided in a direction substantially perpendicular to the rotary shaft, is installed so as to be revolvable about the rotary shaft and axially rotatable, and a nozzle provided at a leading end of the revolving rotary shaft, wherein a gas flow passage is provided along the liquid flow passage of each of the rotary shaft and the revolving rotary shaft from a gas inflow opening provided in the rotary shaft, wherein a configuration is such as to eject a gas-liquid mixture flow having a gas supplied from outside the object to be cleaned mixed with the liquid ejected from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Shibuya Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahito Kitamura, Takahisa Tsukamoto, Taketoshi Fujii
  • Patent number: 7278591
    Abstract: A spray apparatus includes a housing having a fluid inlet and a plurality of fluid outlets, and a turbine carried for rotary movement within the housing under fluid flow from the fluid inlet to one or more of the fluid outlets. An integrating member is preferably operatively coupled to the turbine for oscillatory movement relative to the housing under rotary movement of the turbine, and a plurality of tubes are each disposed in one of the fluid outlets for dispensing fluid from the housing. At least a subset of the plurality of tubes are operatively-coupled to the integrating member for coordinated movement of the coupled tubes in the respective plurality of fluid outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventors: Joseph H. Clearman, Jack F. Clearman
  • Patent number: 7273188
    Abstract: An embodiment of an internal self-rotating fluid nozzle includes a rotor rotatably moveable within a nozzle body cavity. The rotor may include a jewel holder that carries at least one jewel member and spins against a rotor seat disposed near the front of the cavity. The rotor seat may be floating. At least one fluid drive passageway may be disposed within, and oriented angularly relative to the central axis of, the cavity. A fluid flow director may be included, extend around the inner circumference of the cavity and include a protruding portion that directs fluid into a forward portion of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Inventor: Darrell R Saha
  • Patent number: 7131601
    Abstract: A rotational atomizer turbine of the present invention is designed to drive a bell-shaped disk in a rotational atomizer for a coating unit. The rotational atomizer turbine includes a housing, a rotatable turbine wheel with several turbine blades connected to a shaft and rotatably disposed in the housing. A plurality of nozzles are defined in the housing and are positioned relative the turbine wheel to drive fluid, i.e. gas onto the turbine blades. An intermediate chamber formed in the housing is fluidly communicated with and connected to the nozzles to hold gas therein. The intermediate chamber has a first inlet to supply gas. At least a second inlet is defined in the intermediate chamber for delivering gas into the intermediate chamber thereby increasing amount of gas therein to multiply a rotational speed of the rotatable turbine wheel as increased amount of gas is introduced to the turbine blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Durr Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans J. Nolte, Harry Krumma, Frank Herre, Michael Baumann, Stefano Giuliano, Bjorn Lind
  • Patent number: 7108202
    Abstract: The structure of swirl generator for liquid includes a motor with a head affixed to a swirl generator. The bearing seat of the swirl generator forms a fixation section, allowing the swirl extension to be affixed to the inside of the bearing seat easier and quicker, and installing the water guide cover at the opening of the bearing seat. Therefore, the swirl generator structure has advantages of easy assembly and decomposition for repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Hong-Jun Chang
  • Patent number: 7104472
    Abstract: A rotary sprinkler system for both above-the ground and pop-up rotary sprinkler systems that controls the rate of nozzle rotation is disclosed. To maintain a relatively constant and controlled nozzle rotation, one or more chamfered spokes are included on the turbine of the sprinkler system. This turbine configuration together with a stator assembly that regulates fluid flow to the turbine control nozzle rotation despite variations in fluid flow. In particular, the chamfered spokes counteract the spin of the turbine in direct relation to the amount of water that bypasses the driving blades of the turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventor: Steven C. Renquist
  • Patent number: 7100839
    Abstract: A method for servicing companies associated with a spray device operating under guidelines of a regulatory body includes capturing in vitro actuation data associated with operation of the spray device and distributing the data to a company associated with an aspect of the spray device. The company may use the data for testing the spray device to ensure continued compliance with prior approval of the spray device by the regulatory body. The method may also include converting the data to parameters and distributing the parameters. Capturing the in vitro actuation data may include sorting the data based on in vitro age groups. Distributing the data may include providing the data in a format executable by an automated actuation system. The company receiving the data may be a drug development company, spray device manufacturer, or testing service. The regulatory body may be the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Image Therm Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Dino J. Farina, Donald C. Swavely, John A. Vennari, Leticia M. Broome, Franklin A. Bales
  • Patent number: 7066407
    Abstract: A shower head assembly includes an outer housing, an inner housing, a catch cap, and an impeller. Thus, the catch cap catches the water flow and introduces the water flow through the water inlet hole into the air chamber so as to reduce the water flow rate, thereby achieving the purpose of saving water. In addition, the water flow is ejected outward in a radiating manner by rotation of the impeller, thereby providing a massaging effect to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Tung Hsien Lu
  • Patent number: 7036750
    Abstract: Rotary atomizer for coating work pieces, with a rotating bell-shaped plate shaft for a bell-shaped plate for discharging a spray stream of a coating agent, at least one steering air outlet for discharging steering air for shaping the spray stream, a housing, and also at least one steering air line, which is arranged in the housing and which opens into the steering air outlet, for supplying the steering air. It is proposed that the steering air line pass through the bearing unit of the drive turbine in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Dürr Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Krumma, Michael Baumann
  • Patent number: 7025288
    Abstract: A gas sprayer mounted on an edge removing robotic arm is disclosed, wherein the edge removing robotic arm circles around along the edges of a substrate and sprays a chemical solvent over the edge surface of the substrate to dissolve photoresist materials attached to the edges of the substrate; the edge removing robotic arm has a pumping conduit for sucking out the chemical solvent sprayed over the surface of the substrate and dissolved photoresist particles; the gas sprayer is mounted on the top of the edge removing robotic arm and comprises a hooked nozzle extending forward around the front end of the edge removing robotic arm and facing an opening of the pumping conduit to spray gas out so as to prevent the chemical solvent sprayed out from the edge removing robotic arm from splashing onto the interior of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Chao-Min Wu
  • Patent number: 7017836
    Abstract: A feed system for a rotary coating atomizer formed from two opposed coaxially mounted rotating atomizer assemblies consists of a cylindrical, hollow distributor mounted coaxially between the atomizer assemblies. The distributor contains one or more distributor feed holes formed in each opposing side in proximity to the adjacent atomizer assembly. A hollow axle passes coaxially through the distributor and the atomizer assemblies, and contains one or more axle feed holes beneath each distributor, so that when the coating is fed through the hollow axle it enters the distributor through the axle feed holes and exits the distributor through the distributor feed holes onto the atomizer assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Wilevco, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark R. Lohkamp
  • Patent number: 7017835
    Abstract: A rotary atomizer applies particulate paints with good color matching by reducing paint droplet size deviation and then optimizing the other paint spraying parameters. Paint droplet size parameters are reduced by using a bell cup having reduced flow deviations, including an overflow surface having a generally constant angle between a deflector and an atomizing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Durr Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Vetter, Rolf Schneider, Andreas Fischer, Robert F. Heldt
  • Patent number: 6991182
    Abstract: A spraying head assembly for a massaging tub includes a housing, a cover, a water outlet valve seat, a water outlet valve cover, a vortex rotor, a bushing, a nozzle, an impulse rotor, and a motor. Thus, the water is pressurized by rotation of the helical blades of the vortex rotor and the helical plates of the water outlet valve seat to produce a strong water beam that is injected outward from the nozzle, thereby enhancing the massaging effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventor: Jack Ya Jyue Chen