Deflector Or Whirler Patents (Class 239/382)
  • Patent number: 10857551
    Abstract: A sprinkler head having a spool assembly for nutating within the sprinkler head. The spool assembly has a spool attached by one or more arms to a distribution disc. The sprinkler head has a nozzle configured to spray a fluid stream through a central bore of the spool onto the distribution disc, causing nutation of the spool assembly within the sprinkler head. The spool assembly is configured with two friction bands that are each configured to radially roll in or on a respective race within the sprinkler body. The friction bands can be integrally formed with the spool assembly or positioned on the spool surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Don Duffin, Roger Duffin, Casey Nutt
  • Patent number: 9839801
    Abstract: A firefighting nozzle comprises an elongated barrel having a inlet opening at one end for engaging a source of fluid under pressure and a discharge opening at an opposite end for engaging a discharge element for dispensing the fluid under pressure. A valve arrangement includes a slide valve element slidably mounted within the barrel for reciprocating movement along the length of the barrel to adjust the flow of fluid through the barrel. The nozzle includes a pistol grip trigger assembly mounted on the barrel that includes a segment gear pivotably for engaging a toothed surface of the slide valve element so that rotation of the segment gear causes reciprocation of the slide valve element. A four-bar linkage arrangement is incorporated between a manually actuated trigger to translate depressing the trigger to controllable reciprocation of the slide valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TASK FORCE TIPS, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Kolacz, Stewart G. McMillan
  • Publication number: 20130320111
    Abstract: A massage water outlet mechanism has a rotor component and an annular outlet cavity, which is disposed with a bottom wall with several spaced outlet holes. The outlet cavity has a rotor component, which can slide along the outlet cavity. The rotor component includes several rotors which close the outlet holes in cycles. The rotor includes a close plate and a connection plate, the rear portion of the bottom surface of the connection plate is fixed to the front portion of the top surface of the close plate, the top surface of the close plate is disposed with a pivot shaft, the connection plate is disposed with a pivot hole; in each two adjacent rotors, the connection plate of the latter rotor is contacted on the close plate of the previous rotor, and the pivot hole of the latter rotor is sleeved on the pivot shaft of the previous rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Wenxing Chen, Denghui Bai, Qingshuang Li
  • 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: 7832029
    Abstract: A hydrotherapy jet for providing a pulsating water stream comprises a jet body, and a water inlet to allow a stream of water into the body. A water outlet allows the stream to exit the body and a movable ball within the body causes said stream of water to pulsate as it exits the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: B & S Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Holtsnider
  • Patent number: 7584906
    Abstract: An assembly for converting a fluid flow includes a housing having an inlet end for receiving the fluid flow and an outlet end for issuing a converted and output fluid flow. One or more rotatable components are supported within the housing, in a path contacting the inlet fluid flow. A selected component exhibits a plurality of arcuate and flow conducting surfaces, such as which are arranged about a circumference of the rotating component. A fluid dampening element is operatively connected to the rotating component and restricts a rotational speed associated with the rotatable component, in response to rotational forces imparted by the inlet fluid flow, and in order to modify at least one of a flow and pulse rate of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventor: Mordechai Lev
  • 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 J├Ąger
  • 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: 20080203193
    Abstract: An improved atomization system for aerosolizing liquids including a vortexing nozzle and a flat or protruding face on the nozzle exit orifice. The system can also include a diverging mouthpiece insert. The present invention can produce a high fine particle fraction and modest throat deposition in conjunction with reduced aerosol plume velocity and impact force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Prashant P. Kakade, Robert C. Williams, Perry Genova
  • 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: 7303151
    Abstract: A shower head assembly includes a hollow handle and a head. A base plate is engaged with the head and a rotatable member is connected to the head and a fixed plate is secured to the rotatable member. Two tubular members are located between the fixed plate and the base plate. Two springs are received in two respective interiors of the two tubular members and biased between the fixed plate and the base plate. A pattern plate having a plurality of pattern holes is fixed to the rotatable member. A filtering assembly including a cap, an adjusting member with a plurality of ribs, a first filter, a separation ring with a plurality of holes and a second filter. A bolt extends through the filtering assembly and connecting the filtering assembly to the pattern plate. A volume control device is engaged with a connection hole defined through a wall of the handle so as to control water volume through the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: James Wu
  • Patent number: 7168634
    Abstract: A sprinkler head having a deformable member forming a collar is disclosed. The deformable member allows the sprinkler head to resist entry of foreign grit or matter within the sprinkler head, and allows the sprinkler head to eject or force out foreign matter from within the sprinkler head. The sprinkler head may be a spinning sprinkler head including a vane deflector, and the spinning sprinkler head may include a portion that shifts in response to being struck by water such that a braking mechanism is engaged in response to the force of the water. When water flow ceases, the spinning head may shift towards the deformable member so that a portion of the spinning head is received within the deformable member to restrict foreign matter from entering the sprinkler head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventor: Travis L. Onofrio
  • 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: 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: 6988676
    Abstract: A spray cleaner (10) is provided for rotatingly cleaning an interior of a vessel or the like. The spray cleaner has a main body (12) and a rotating spray body (14). The main body is at a proximal end of the spray cleaner, and the rotating spray body is at a distal end of the spray cleaner. An internal flow conduit (22) in the main body of the rotating spray body communicates a fluid inlet in the main body to a plurality of spray nozzles (18) in at least one spray head which is a part of the rotating spray body. A drive train (30) for rotating the spray body is positioned in the main body, such that the flow conduit passes around the drive train in an annular passage coaxial with the drive train, providing cooling thereto. A vaned rotor (26) in the flow conduit is connected to an input shaft (28) of the drive train, which transfers torque to an output drive system (42) that is fixedly connected to the rotating spray body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Crane Pumps & Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Schreur, Doug Shawver, Dan O'Brien
  • Patent number: 6988678
    Abstract: A garden hose nozzle with a rotary outlet includes a hose nozzle, a hose-connecting, and a water valve. The features of the present invention lie in: the rotary outlet is of a rotary structure. The front end of the hose nozzle is provided with a passage notch, where the connector of the rotary outlet can cross the hose nozzle, and then the insert notch. After the fixation by localizers, a whirling state that the connector and rotary outlet rotate round the insert notch will take shape, so that the hose nozzle with similar grip state can offer flexible applications through variable spraying angle of its whirling design, with the purpose of meeting the customer demands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 6863230
    Abstract: An atomizing nozzle (20) for use in a misting system and a process (200) for manufacturing the atomizing nozzle (20) are provided. The atomizing nozzle (20) is made up of a nozzle body (24), a metallic orifice insert (26), and a non-metallic impeller. The nozzle body (24) has an inlet end (30), has an outlet end (32), has an insert recess (36) proximate the outlet end (32), and encompasses a first chamber (42). The metallic orifice insert (26) is affixed to the nozzle body (24) within the insert recess (36) and encompasses a second chamber (66). The non-metallic impeller (28) is configured to reside within the first and second chambers (42,66) between the metallic orifice insert (26) and the nozzle inlet end (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: Nathan Palestrant
  • Patent number: 6827295
    Abstract: A high pressure misting nozzle is disclosed having a nozzle stem body with a fluid inlet and a first chamber in communication with the fluid inlet, a fogger nozzle attached to the nozzle stem body, the fogger nozzle having a nozzle orifice and a second chamber in communication with the nozzle orifice and the first chamber, a valve member movably located in the first chamber and movable between a closed position preventing fluid communication between the fluid inlet and the first chamber, and an open position which allows fluid communication between the fluid inlet and the first chamber, and a nozzle pin movably located in the second chamber, the nozzle pin having fluid metering notches and being freely movable between a first position in which it is displaced away from the nozzle orifice, and a second position in which it is located adjacent to the nozzle orifice, the fluid entering the second chamber urging the nozzle pin toward the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: VAL Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney Rhyne Hendren, Kenneth Eugene Parsons
  • Patent number: 6793151
    Abstract: A centrifugal dispensing apparatus with a centrifugal dispensing drum that can be divided into compartments and that has at least one open inner volume for retaining a volume of flowable material, an exit aperture for each open inner volume for allowing flowable material to pass during a rotation of the centrifugal dispensing drum, and a drive shaft. A catch shield or a cam operated plunger arrangement for sealing off the exit aperture in a directionally sensitive manner can be provided. Flowable material can be deposited in lines onto flat surfaces, curved surfaces, and non-flat surfaces that can be rendered flat after the application of flowable material thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: R&J Inventions, LLC
    Inventor: Richard W. Kimbrough
  • Publication number: 20040124266
    Abstract: An irrigation sprinkler with two viscous brakes. The viscous brakes work in conjunction with each other to maintain a low RPM and also to rotate a water stream diffuser. The water stream is first directed toward a deflector that offsets the stream and angles it toward the area to be watered. The offset stream applies a torsional force on the deflector causing it to rotate. The stream is then interrupted intermittently by the diffuser that is rotating at a different RPM. The end result is a sprinkler that rotates slowly and breaks up the stream of water intermittently to create an even pattern of water on the area being sprinkled without using mechanical parts, such as ratchets or gearing. This is desirable for smooth operation and less chance of the operation being interrupted from contamination by dirt, insects, debris, etc. Also, a more random diffusion of the water is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Daniel R. Pinch, Gregory S. Burcham, Theodore G. Santiesteban
  • Patent number: 6676017
    Abstract: A personal device is provided. The personal device includes an identification verification system that receives first identification data from a physical identification device, such as by inserting a driver's license into a card reader that is adapted to receive a driver's license. Second identification data such as a PIN number is also received. Payment authorization data or other suitable data is generated if the driver's license corresponds to the PIN. A payment selection system or other suitable system receives the payment authorization data and displays one or more payment accounts for selection by a user. Where a payment selection system is used, the payment selection system transmits payment account data to a point-of-sale system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Emmitt J. Smith, III
  • Patent number: 6533194
    Abstract: Shower heads are disclosed providing for varying types of spray. One spray head provides three different spray patterns, with two of the patterns having pulsing impellers which can pulse at different speeds from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Windsor B. Marsh, Donald N. Jursich
  • Publication number: 20020148908
    Abstract: The invention is an automated sprayer for spraying the walls of a bath and shower enclosure with a cleanser. The sprayer has a housing that can be mounted inside the shower enclosure and that defines a tray in which an inverted bottle of cleanser is stored. The bottom of the tray has a tube extending downwardly along a longitudinal axis through which the cleanser can pass. A motorized head disposed beneath the tube can be rotated about the axis for metering cleanser from the bottle and spraying cleanser outward. The sprayer includes timer circuitry that delays commencement of a spray for a set time and automatically stops spraying after a predetermined period. The sprayer also includes a system for signaling the beginning of a spray cycle including audio and visual alarms. An automated method of cleaning the shower enclosure is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Brian K. Linstedt, Keith H. Gausmann, Cathal L. Fahy, Luke C. Stonis, Dale Aberegg, Amber N. Dudley, Peter M. Neumann, Douglas R. Elsie, Daniel K. Childs, Clifford Krapfl, Howard R. Dittmer, Craig F. Shiesley, Terry M. Kovara, Michael C. Fryan, Padma P. Varanasi, Steven A. Zach, Martin Rathgeber
  • Publication number: 20020130199
    Abstract: An atomizer for a liquid delivered to an internal combustion engine uses a nozzle positioned such that a substantial portion of the liquid which exits the nozzle will come in contact with the moveable member of an engine induction tract one-way valve. This one-way valve is preferably a reed valve, the moveable member being a reed. The reed or other moveable member has a rapid movement in response to engine operation. When the liquid comes in contact with the rapidly moving reed or other moveable member, it is broken into a mist of relatively fine droplet size. This invention is ideally suited when the liquid is a lubricating oil being delivered to an engine wherein there is minimal fuel in its induction tract or crankcase to thin and spread the lubricating oil to its necessary locations in the engine. It is also useful when the liquid is a fuel, breaking the fuel into smaller droplet size which is more suitable for combustion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventor: Barry L. Holtzman
  • Publication number: 20020117555
    Abstract: A fountain device with rotating screen consists of a reservoir, a water supply system, a cover, and a top revolver. A bearing is secured in a blade chamber on the cover and can be rotated by hydraulic power to drive the top revolver. The top revolver is pivotally mounted on the bearing and can be changed easily, whereby the rotating screens of the fountain device can be changed easily to provide interest to consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Chung-Kuei Lin
  • Publication number: 20020117554
    Abstract: A fountain device with a rotating revolver consists of a reservoir, a water supply system, at least one bearing system, and at least one revolver. The water supply system is secured in the reservoir and pumps water to rotate the revolver and to spurt the water from a top of the revolver. The mounted revolver(s) are rotated by hydraulic power, and can selectively rotate the demanded revolver by setting a bifurcating box and the bearing system between a bottom board of the demanded revolver and a revolver below the demanded layer. The structure of this invention enables it to be used indoors, outdoors, or even on a table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Chung-Kuei Lin
  • Patent number: 6412710
    Abstract: A sprayer device includes a housing coupled to a water reservoir, a block having a passageway and a number of outlets. A locking member is slidably received in the passageway of the block to block some of the outlets of the block alternatively when the blocking member is slided along the passageway of the block. A number of paddle wheels are rotatably received in the block for controlling the outward flowing water. A shaft is received in the block, and a cap is threaded to the block and has a valve seat for engaging with the shaft to control the outward flowing water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Inventors: Yen Tang Lin, Bi Guang Tsai
  • Publication number: 20020066801
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluid atomizing device 1 suitable for use in a fluid dispersing system. The atomizing device 1 comprises a turbine rotor 6 having a plurality of blade portions 22, and at least two nozzles for directing a fluid supplied to the nozzles, onto the turbine rotor in at least two fluid jets 24. The nozzles 14 are formed and arranged so that each fluid jet 24 impinges substantially fully upon one or more of the blade portions 22 of the rotor 6 so that the rotor is rotated under the force of the impinging water, thereby causing the blade portions 22 of the rotor 6 to intercept the fluid jets 24.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Edward Hugh Owens, George Henry Smith, Mark Thomas Leonard
  • Patent number: 6276614
    Abstract: A shower head structure includes an outer housing, a water exciting vane wheel, a water outlet cover, and a water guide barrel. The outer housing contains a ball connector, and a sealing ring pressing the ball connector. The water exciting vane wheel includes a central hollow bushing, a plurality of curved vanes, and a catch plate. The water outlet cover defines multiple straight water outlet apertures and three massaging water outlet apertures and includes an annular water dispensing barrel provided with a short stub. The water guide barrel includes a first step provided with an enlarged opening tightly pressing the sealing ring and a second step provided with a reduced section provided with a vane wheel shaft extending through the hollow bushing of the water exciting vane wheel and defining a receiving hole securing the short stub of the water dispensing barrel. The reduced section of the water guide barrel defines three oblique cut water outlet ports facing the vanes of the water exciting vane wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Chien Chuen Plastic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: So-Mel Huang
  • Patent number: 6199771
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluid discharging apparatus that delivers fluid in a substantially uniform distribution. The movement of the apparatus is a wobbling motion, preferably combined with some rotational motion. The wobbling motion is generated by disposing a wobble inducing member or wobble turbine in the path of the fluid supply. The water flowing over the wobble turbine causes the turbine to wobble. In certain embodiments, the wobbling turbine then causes the body or housing to wobble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph H. Clearman, Jack F. Clearman
  • Patent number: 6186414
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spray head assembly with a moving spray nozzle that delivers fluid in a substantially uniform spray distribution. The movement of the spray nozzle is a wobbling motion, preferably combined with some rotational motion. The wobbling motion is generated by disposing a wobble inducing member or wobble turbine in the path of the fluid supply. The water flowing over the wobble turbine causes the turbine to wobble. The wobbling turbine then causes the spray housing and nozzle to wobble. The spray pattern produced by the wobbling spray housing changes more or less rapidly so that fluid droplets or streams are directed along arcuate paths rather than at a single point. This type of spray distribution pattern is gentler than many stationary patterns and the unique design of the wobble inducing member does not include complex mechanical parts or significant flow restrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph H. Clearman, Jack F. Clearman
  • Patent number: 6098899
    Abstract: A pulsating spraying device includes a housing having an inlet for a liquid under pressure, and a plurality of discharge openings for discharging the liquid; an inlet chamber communicating with the housing inlet; a plurality of pulsating control chambers each having an inlet passageway on one side communicating with the inlet chamber, and an outlet passageway on the opposite side communicating with at least one of the discharge openings; and a plurality of oscillating members, one located in each of the fluid control chambers, configured to be rapidly oscillated by the flow of liquid into the respective pulsating control chamber via its inlet passageway, and to drive the liquid via its outlet passageway out of the respective discharge opening in the form of pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Peretz Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 6027043
    Abstract: A spraying device includes a nozzle head formed with an axial bore connectible to a source of pressurized liquid, an outlet orifice through which the liquid exits in the form of a jet, and a connecting passageway connecting the inlet end to the outlet orifice. A rod passes through the axial bore; and a liquid distribution member is secured to the rod at the outlet orifice to distribute the liquid laterally of the nozzle head. The rod carries an abutment at the bore inlet end and is displaceable axially and laterally within the bore. The connecting passageway of the axial bore, and the adjacent portion of the rod, include complementary conical surfaces defining between them a metering passageway for the liquid flowing to the outlet orifice such that, during operation of the spraying device, the axial position of the rod within the bore, as determined by the abutment, determines the output rate of the spraying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Inventor: Peretz Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 5984204
    Abstract: Water is supplied under pressure to a sprinkler device which produces one or more laminar flow jets. A high speed rotor intercepts only the boundary layer of the jets in a manner to impact violently upon the boundary layer. This produces a novel mode of operation in which water exits the jet along its length as vapour to form a mist of find droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Gerry Harris
    Inventor: Gerald Harris
  • Patent number: 5927611
    Abstract: An atomizing nozzle (40) includes a body (44) having an fluid inlet end (50), a fluid outlet end (52), and a channel (54) located between the inlet end (50) and the outlet end (52). A free floating plunger (46) resides in the channel (54). The plunger (46) has a frusto-conical portion (64) facing the inlet end (50) and a cylindrical portion (62) facing the outlet end (52). The frusto-conical portion (64) causes the plunger (46) to resist getting wedged in the channel (54) so that a mist (102) having fluid particles of uniform size is ejected from the outlet end (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Nathan Palestrant
  • Patent number: 5542719
    Abstract: A standby sanding unit for emergency sanding of icy roadways has a plurality of sand hoppers that are connected to a tank holding air under pressure. The hoppers have hopper type bottoms that have nozzles attached to the bottoms so that when air under pressure is provided to the upper portions of the tank, sand will be discharged out through the nozzles. The air pressure tank has valves that control the flow of air under pressure to the hoppers, when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Inventor: Harvey L. Nordin
  • Patent number: 5372307
    Abstract: A sprinkler includes a stationary body portion including a fixed nozzle, and a rotatable rotor plate mounted in a hub in vertically spaced relationship to the nozzle. The rotor plate is adapted to receive and redirect a stream emitted from the nozzle. The hub which mounts the rotor plate has a first plurality of teeth formed on an external, annular surface thereof. An annular stream interrupter is loosely held on the hub and in surrounding relationship to the first plurality of teeth. The interrupter also has a plurality of stream interrupting fingers depending from a radially outermost peripheral surface thereof, arranged to be struck by the stream redirected by the rotor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Nelson Irrigation Corporation
    Inventor: George Sesser
  • Patent number: 5121463
    Abstract: A hot air pulse generator, particularly for use as a hair dryer, includes a housing enclosing an electric heater and air blower for generating a continuous flow of heated air through a passageway leading to a nozzle. A gently curved baffle arranged across the passageway upstream of the nozzle cuts off 50-75% of the cross section of the passageway and converges the heated air as a high speed air stream toward one side of the passageway. A butterfly valve freely rotatable through 360.degree. on a spindle disposed at an acute angle is located between the baffle and nozzle in the path of the air stream and is continuously rotated by the air flow to effect an intermittent pulsed air output flow through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Yoshihara & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenjiro Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 5022588
    Abstract: A water toy has a cylindrical deflector mounted on top of an upright hollow pipe that is rotatable about a vertical axis. Pressurized water introduced into the pipe is ejected from a nozzle fluidly interconnected with the pipe wupwardly onto the deflector along a plane which is offset from the deflector axis. The stream of water from the nozzle causes the deflector to rotate which in turn causes water to be thrown off of the periphery of the deflector into an umbrella pattern. If the nozzle has a concentrated spray pattern the umbrella spray is thin and covers a relatively large diameter, and if the nozzle has a fan-shaped spray pattern the umbrella spray is thicker and covers a relatively smaller diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: Gerald A. Haase
  • Patent number: 4735361
    Abstract: A fluid dispersing apparatus suitable for use as a sprinkler in water irrigation applications whereby a jet of fluid is reflected from one or more rigid surfaces to preserve fluid particle speed. The reflecting surfaces are shaped to provide a variable but adjustable range of sector coverage in the spray pattern while maintaining range of fluid dispersal coverage. Through substitution of system components, a broad range of fluid dispersing requirements can be met with the same basic substructure. In the absence of fluid jet pressure, the principal jet reflecting assembly settles into a compact, low profile configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Inventor: Norman R. Wallace
  • Patent number: 4570857
    Abstract: A flow regulator comprises a sleeve fixed within a body member and formed with an opening serving as a metering passageway, a second sleeve displaceable with respect to the fixed sleeve so as to vary the effective size of the metering passageway, a spring biasing the displaceable sleeve in the direction to enlarge the met metering passageway, and a flow sensor element carried by the displaceable sleeve and impinged by the flowing fluid so as to displace the second sleeve in the direction of restricting the metering passageway. Also described is a spray nozzle including the above flow regulator, and a deflector floatingly mounted so as to be impinged by the jet issuing from the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Inventor: Peretz Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 4392617
    Abstract: An elongated member is provided in the discharge orifice of a spray head nozzle so that the fluid being sprayed is discharged as a hollow stream resulting inter alia in a better and more complete atomization of the fluid in coaction with a low pressure propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1983
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bakos, Russell E. Darrow, Joseph Funari, Diane L. Redpath
  • Patent number: 4356974
    Abstract: A spraying device is described comprising a nozzle formed with an outlet orifice through which the fluid issues in the form of a jet, and a cup-shaped member having a thin wall defining an open end of slightly larger diameter than the outlet orifice. The cup-shaped member is floatingly mounted for lateral and axial movement with respect to the nozzle orifice such that the jet issuing therefrom always impinges the cup-shaped member within its open end. The device further includes limiting means limiting the floating movement of the cup-shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Inventors: Peretz Rosenberg, Avner Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 4026470
    Abstract: A shower flow modulator for providing a massaging effect on the skin of a shower user is adapted to fit within the stem of a shower nozzle for modulating the flow of water leaving the nozzle. The shower flow modulator includes a hydrodynamically-shaped member which is attracted into and then repulsed from a stream of water passing through the modulator thereby varying the direction of travel and intensity of the stream to provide the massaging action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1977
    Assignee: Jaclo, Inc.
    Inventor: Buckley Crist