Plural Interchangeable Discharge Modifiers, Outlet Arrangements Or Coupling Means Patents (Class 239/390)
  • Patent number: 10251337
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for minimizing the volume of a liquid carrier used for delivering an agricultural product into a furrow during planting. In one embodiment, a spray nozzle is mounted on a planter row unit so as to dispense a carrier containing an agricultural product along a dispensing pattern in alignment with the pattern width of the spray nozzle, in the direction of the furrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AMVAC CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Larry M. Conrad
  • Patent number: 10220438
    Abstract: An immersion nozzle for use with an immersion nozzle replacement apparatus, capable of preventing crack formation due to the presence of a neck region. The immersion nozzle includes a nozzle body, a flange, and a metal casing. The nozzle body is formed such that a region of an outer peripheral surface thereof located above a point of power of an upward supporting force from a supporting device extends vertically up to an upper edge of the nozzle body without any dimensional change with respect to an central axis of an inner bore of the nozzle body. The outer peripheral surface region is not joined to the metal casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KROSAKIHARIMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Okada, Takahiro Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10201794
    Abstract: A gas assisted liquid spray nozzle assembly having a nozzle body that defines a mixing zone, a liquid inlet communicating with the mixing zone from an end, and a pressurized gas inlet communicating with the mixing chamber from an upstream side. The liquid inlet includes a liquid injector extending into the nozzle body having a liquid inlet extension passage and a plurality of discharge orifices adjacent a closed downstream end which define an impingement surface for directing liquid into the mixing zone in transverse relation to a central axis of the mixing zone. The nozzle body and liquid injector define a plurality of concentrating gas discharge passages at respective locations of the injector liquid discharge orifices for causing individual pressurized gas to directly interact with transversely directed liquid into the mixing zone for enhanced atomization and ultimate discharge from a downstream spray tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Mark Lacroix
  • Patent number: 9857080
    Abstract: A fuel injector for a turbine engine is provided. The fuel injector includes a body including an admissions chamber for admitting fuel under pressure, a stop valve mounted in the body downstream from the admission chamber and designed to open at a first determined fuel pressure and to remain open beyond that first pressure in order to feed a primary fuel circuit, and a metering valve mounted in the body downstream from the stop valve and designed to open above a second determined fuel pressure, greater than the first pressure, and to remain open above the second pressure in order to feed a secondary fuel circuit. The stop valve and the metering valve form a common movable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Christophe Chabaille, Sebastien Christophe Loval
  • Patent number: 9022301
    Abstract: An improved manifold for an aerosol system may include a valve interface (120) capable of flexing to fit with a valve stem of an aerosol system and form a seal and methods for making a manifold may include a gate (106) positioned to improve contact between steel defining a fluid flow path in the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sell, William L. Driskell, David L. Dejong
  • Patent number: 8985484
    Abstract: A spray gun attachment is provided for fluid supply lines in a fluid handling system. A fluid input portion of a gun body is coupled wife a swivel connector, which includes a rotor that is rotatably coupled with a housing stem. In various embodiments, a bearing cup is rotatably coupled at one end with an exterior surface of the housing stem and anchored at an opposite end with the rotor. An O-ring seal is positioned between the rotor and the exterior surface of the housing stem. A bearing assembly residing within a raceway that is defined by flat surfaces on each of: the rotor, the housing stem, and ah interior bearing wall within the bearing cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eley Corporation
    Inventors: Craig D. Eley, Darin Schollmeyer
  • Publication number: 20150060577
    Abstract: A spray nozzle assembly includes a nozzle tip and a nozzle tip adapter. The nozzle tip adapter may include a visually perceptible indicia that corresponds uniquely to an off-set angle value of the nozzle tip adapter. In one embodiment, the visually perceptible indicia may comprise a unique color for each offset angle among a selectable group of nozzle tip adapters. Another feature is a locator tool that includes an adjustable holder that is fixed in position relative to a spray nozzle tip or orifice during an alignment operation, and repositioned away from the nozzle tip during a spraying operation. The adjustable holder may include a measurement member to determine one or more distances between the nozzle tip or orifice and a location on a workpiece that will be coated or sprayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Deborah S. Kosovich, Vincent A. Prieto, James V. Bachman
  • Patent number: 8905332
    Abstract: A dual turbine showerhead provides multiple spray modes emanating from the head. The showerhead includes an inlet orifice, a backplate, a first turbine located side-by-side with a second turbine, a faceplate forming a first orifice group and a second orifice group, a first fluid channel in fluid communication with the first and second turbines and the first orifice group, and a second fluid channel in fluid communication with the second orifice group. In another embodiment, the showerhead includes first and a second turbines located side-by-side and a valve body that channels a fluid to the first turbine and the second turbine. In another embodiment, the showerhead includes a first and a second turbine located side-by-side along a centerline of the showerhead, a corresponding outlet region is arranged along the centerline and additional outlet regions are laterally spaced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Gary D. Golichowski, Gary L. Sokol
  • Publication number: 20140339322
    Abstract: An apparatus that uses an optimized body design incorporating one or more interchangeable nozzle inserts with a wide array of discharge orifice sizes, configurations and spacings to efficiently and effectively deliver a pressurized, high velocity, laminar flow air stream to dry, cool, or clean objects that are either stationary or moving transversely through the optimized air stream developed by the apparatus, all while minimizing the operational downtime required to implement the interchangeable nozzle insert modifications to the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: James L. Freers, James M. Pankey
  • Patent number: 8888020
    Abstract: A multi-stage showerhead for preventing mixed flow and back pressure, in which a capacity space is set inside a housing, the capacity space is provided for placing an inner disk, an outer disk, a distribution base, an outlet base, a bottom base and a water-gas mixing seat, wherein at least a counter-stop pad is set inside the water-gas mixing seat for avoiding that water and gas fixed to produce back-pressure counter current, to thereby ensure the purpose of water-saving and not reducing the strength of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: So Mei Huang
  • Patent number: 8864055
    Abstract: A dispense tip constructed and arranged to communicate with a material dispensing pump comprises an elongated neck and a molded base having a first portion and a second portion opposite the first portion. The neck extends from the first portion of the base. The second portion is constructed and arranged to abut an outlet surface of the pump. An outermost region of the second portion of the base includes a compressible fluid-tight surface that compliantly conforms to the outlet surface when the dispense tip is mounted to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: DL Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Fugere
  • Patent number: 8857744
    Abstract: In a sprinkler head hose adapter, a swivel adapter is rotatably coupled to a head adapter. The swivel adapter defines a bore that extends therethrough and that is in fluid communication with a conduit coupled to the swivel adapter. A coupler is positioned in an end of the conduit and includes a bore in fluid communication with the conduit. A portion of the coupler extends outwardly from the coupler and can be attached to a hose or other apparatus forming part of a sprinkler system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kochek Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Kozey
  • Patent number: 8851065
    Abstract: A heating system can include certain pressure sensitive features. These features can be configured to change from a first position to a second position based on a pressure of a fuel flowing into the feature. These features can include, fuel selector valves, pressure regulators, burner nozzles, and oxygen depletion sensor nozzles, among other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: David Deng
  • Publication number: 20140263720
    Abstract: A liquid spray head (10) e.g. to spray liquid for dust control or watering. The spray head has a body (11), an inlet (12) for receiving the liquid to be sprayed, a spray outlet, and at least one adjuster (15,16,17,18) arranged to adjust size and/or position of the outlet aperture such that a width or position of the aperture is variable, or both the width and position of the aperture are variable, relative to the body, to thereby deliver a desired rate, pattern or direction of liquid spray through the aperture. The adjuster can be ram (17,18) actuated controlling two coaxially aligned collar assemblies (15,16) with left and right adjusting leaves (25,26). A depth actuator works an outer body cover (24) to adjust vertical height of the outlet aperture. Spray aperture size and/or direction can be controlled based on vehicle speed and desired spray pattern/direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DANTENG PTY LTD
    Inventor: Dante Travaglini
  • Patent number: 8727238
    Abstract: An irrigation sprinkler has a riser assembly that includes a rotatably mounted nozzle turret, a secondary nozzle holder removably mounted on the nozzle turret, and a turbine. A drive assembly is mounted in the riser assembly and couples the turbine and the nozzle turret so that pressurized water entering a lower end of the riser assembly will cause the nozzle turret to rotate. The nozzle turret has a primary nozzle and the secondary nozzle holder has at least one secondary nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Clark, Ronald H. Anuskiewicz
  • Patent number: 8695894
    Abstract: A system for dispensing liquid material with different configurations of air assisted fiberization or filament movement (e.g., meltblowing, controlled fiberization). In particular, front access for mounting a selected nozzle only requires adjustment of one lever and one fastener. Features of the lever and nozzle allow assisted ejection of the nozzle, even when the nozzle has become adhered to a die body through use. In addition, a nozzle mounting surface of the die body provides a universal interface to the various types of nozzles. An air cavity in the die body and air troughs in selected types of nozzles balance and adjust air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Charles A. Gressett, Jr., David E. Hardy, John M. Riney, Laurence B. Saidman, Paul Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8640973
    Abstract: A pressure washer wand assembly configured to discharge pressurized fluid in a changeable spray pattern. The wand assembly comprises a tube portion having an input end and an output end. A nozzle assembly has a plurality of selectable nozzles, and the nozzle assembly is disposed near the output end and configured to discharge the pressurized fluid in a spray pattern. A nozzle indicator is spaced from the output end and indicates a spray characteristic of a selected nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Briggs and Stratton Corporation
    Inventor: Neil Gansebom
  • Patent number: 8579380
    Abstract: A water spray assembly for replaceable location in a receiving bore of a pick box, which pick box is also adapted to receive a replaceable mineral cutter pick, is constructed from two components. One component is a spray body and the other component is a co-axial spray nozzle. The two components are releasably connected together by screw threads, whereby the spray assembly may either be removed from or inserted into, its receiving bore as a whole, or alternatively as individual components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Minnovation Limited
    Inventor: George Albert Parrott
  • Patent number: 8556196
    Abstract: An irrigation sprinkler apparatus has a rapid change nozzle which allows the changing of a nozzle without the use of tools or any disassemble of the sprinkler head. The rapid change nozzle slides into a window in the side of the sprinkler head and latches into place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Senniger Irrigation Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry D. Lawyer, Scott A. Caspary
  • Patent number: 8505786
    Abstract: A system for dispensing texture material comprises a main container, an outlet assembly, and an aerosol valve assembly. The main container stores texture material and pressurized propellant material. The aerosol valve assembly is arranged to allow control of fluid flowing out of the main container. The outlet assembly is configured such that the cross-sectional area of the outlet opening corresponds to the desired pattern. The aerosol valve assembly is operated to allow the pressurized propellant material to force the texture material out of the main container through the outlet opening defined by the outlet assembly. The texture material forced out of the main container is deposited on the target surface in the desired pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stern, James A. Tryon
  • Publication number: 20120273594
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating a fluid ejection device that includes forming a drive circuitry layer on a substrate and fabricating at least one fluid ejection element on the substrate. Furthermore, the method includes forming at least one slot within a top portion of the substrate, and filling each slot of the at least one slot with a protective material. Additionally, the method includes grinding the substrate from a bottom portion thereof. Moreover, the method includes removing the protective material from the each slot. Further, the method includes depositing a layer of a polymeric bonding material on a bottom surface of the substrate. Furthermore, the method includes attaching a manifold chip to the layer of the polymeric bonding material. The method also includes laminating a flow feature layer and a nozzle plate over the substrate. Further disclosed are an ejection chip and a method for fabricating the ejection chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: DAVID BERNARD, ANDREW MCNEES, JAMES MRVOS
  • Patent number: 8292200
    Abstract: A showerhead with multiple modes of operation may include a first turbine and a second turbine, each disposed within a unique flow channel. The first and second turbines may interrupt water flow through their respective flow channels, thereby providing at least one pulsating water spray emanating from the showerhead. The showerhead may include a third flow channel having no turbine disposed therein, such that water flowing through the third flow channel is not interrupted and thus emitted from the showerhead as a drenching spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Damian Macan, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 8162236
    Abstract: A water delivery system is disclosed. The water delivery system may have an electronic user interface. The electronic user interface may be a portable device. The electronic user interface may include inputs to select water temperature, water flow rates, water flow patterns, and/or task based presets. A mixing valve for use with either manual faucets or electronic faucets is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Robert W. Rodenbeck, Paul D. Koottungal, Anthony G. Spangler, Michael J. Veros
  • Patent number: 8100343
    Abstract: A water sprinkler toy includes a base having a water inlet and a nozzle adapted to spray water in the shape of a funnel. Additionally, the water sprinkler toy includes an object capable of being suspended in the air by the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Jeff A. Michelsen
  • Patent number: 8091806
    Abstract: A movable spread head comprises a tubular member, a watering member, a valve core, a housing, a front cover, a control member, and a first and a second watering elements. The valve core is axially installed on a front end of the tubular member, the control member is located on a top end of the housing and includes a first and a second press portions to be selectively pressed to generate a levering action, such that the valve core is actuated to move axially to engage with the tubular member or the watering member tightly, so that water flow from an outlet of the tubular member is guided to one of first and second water orifices to flow outward from one of the first and the second watering elements, thereby decreasing related components and size, simplifying structure, and operating the movable spread head easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Nan-Hai Huang
  • Patent number: 8020788
    Abstract: A showerhead providing an improved pause mode that restricts the amount of water emanating from the head. The showerhead includes a first and second outlet nozzle, a valve body operative to be in fluid communication with a shower pipe, the valve body having first and second flow channels in fluid communication with the shower pipe, each of which is also in fluid communication with one of the outlet nozzles. The first and second flow channels have different cross-sectional areas. In another embodiment, the valve body further includes a valve center in fluid communication between the first flow channel and the shower pipe, and is also in fluid communication between the second flow channel and the shower pipe. The valve body further defines a first hole in fluid communication with the first flow channel and the valve center, and a second hole in fluid communication with the second flow channel and the valve center, with the second hole having a smaller cross-sectional area than that of the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Gary D. Golichowski, Gary L. Sokol
  • Patent number: 7931216
    Abstract: A double valve set includes a housing, a first nozzle and a second nozzle. The housing includes an outlet tube formed thereon. The first nozzle is disposed in the outlet tube. When used alone, the first nozzle is adapted to transfer the natural gas. The second nozzle is detachably connected to the outlet tube. The second nozzle can be used to transfer the tanked gas without having to remove the first nozzle from the outlet tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Kiosky Chung
  • Patent number: 7926740
    Abstract: A pressure washer is provided. The pressure washer can include a frame and a power source coupled to the frame. The power source can include an output shaft. The pressure washer can include a centrifugal clutch. The centrifugal clutch can include an input portion operably coupled to the output shaft and an output portion. The input portion of the centrifugal clutch can be operable to be selectively coupled to the output portion. The pressure washer can include a pump assembly, which can include a pump mechanism operably coupled with the output portion of the centrifugal clutch to pressurize a fluid when the input portion of the centrifugal clutch is coupled to the output portion. The pressure washer can also include an actuator in communication with at least the power source to actuate the power source to drive the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Parris, Daniel W. Rice, Joseph L. Jenkins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7926747
    Abstract: A nozzle for the spraying of black liquor in a recovery boiler has discharge orifice inserts that can be removed and replaced with other inserts, to provide variable spray patterns, by changing the size and/or shape of the orifice of the nozzle, without requiring replacement of the entire nozzle body, to enable fine tuning of the atomization of the spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Clyde Bergemann, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohomed Ishaq Jameel, Daniel R. Higgins
  • Patent number: 7913936
    Abstract: A silencer in a flow duct (10) comprises at least one plate-shaped element (12) which extends essentially parallel to the throughflow direction (16) of the flow duct. Integrated in the plate-shaped element (12), preferably in the downstream region, are means (13, 14) for feeding and for spraying a liquid (15) into the throughflow of the flow duct. The spraying means are preferably arranged in such a way that the liquid (15) is sprayed at an angle of at least 30° to the throughflow (16). The silencer according to the invention is used, for example, in the intake duct of a gas turboset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Juergen Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7845523
    Abstract: An aerosol system for dispensing sprayable material in a desired spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Donald J. Stern, James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 7837133
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite shower head typically comprised of a hand-hold shower head and a fixed shower head, wherein said hand-hold shower head has a retaining pass corresponding to the fixed shower head; said fixed shower head can be held in the retaining pass of said hand-hold shower head; a locking device is built on for locking the hand-hold shower head with the fixed shower head together. The composite shower head combining the fixed shower head and the hand-hold shower head together into one assembled body simplifies the shower site, and facilitates to use, meanwhile meets to economic style of modern people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Huasong Zhou
  • Patent number: 7828226
    Abstract: A handheld device and method for clearing obstructions from spray nozzles includes a housing, a gas valve system contained within the housing, and a nozzle body attachment structure. A trigger associated with the gas valve system is operable to release a blast of compressed gas through the attachment structure. A spray nozzle placed in contact with the attachment structure receives a blast of compressed gas to clear obstructions. The attachment structure interfaces with both the normal discharge side and the normal inlet side of the spray nozzle to allow compressed gas to be blown through the spray nozzle in both directions. A backup tool is provided to engage a backside of the spray nozzle to prevent a spray tip within the spray nozzle from blowing backwards out of the spray nozzle. A backup tool cover has a slender projection for removing screen filters associated with the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Phillip John Martin
  • Publication number: 20100213282
    Abstract: A showerhead (20) has a spray head (32) having a plurality of spray outlets (36, 38,42,44) on different faces is mounted for manual rotation about a single pivot axis both to select a spray outlet and to adjust the direction of the spray for the selected spray outlet. The showerhead can be configured so that flow of water is uninterrupted during changeover between spray modes. Alternative versions of the showerhead are disclosed in which the spray head is mounted for powered rotation, for example by a motor, allowing remote operation of the showerhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin Taylor Peel, Jennifer Ellen Barnard, Simon Westgate, Alexander Fagg, Craig Edwin Baker, Peter Thomas Green
  • Patent number: 7780097
    Abstract: An impeller system is provided for the delivery of a fluid, such as liquid manure, through a manifold system to a plurality of hoses. The impeller includes multiple blades for driving the fluid toward the manifold outlets. The impeller also includes a plurality of shut-off gates to close off multiple outlets and, therefore, increase the pressure to the remaining outlets. As the impeller rotates, openings to various outlets are opened and closed, thereby increasing the pressure of the fluid delivered to each of the outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Benny D. Puck
  • Patent number: 7766259
    Abstract: An irrigation sprinkler spray nozzle is provided that includes a first deflector surface defining a first configuration to project a fluid spray having a first distribution pattern, and a second deflector surface defining a second configuration to project a second fluid spray having a second, different distribution pattern. To select the fluid spray, the nozzle further includes a selector having a first position to select the first deflector surface and a second position to select the second deflector surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond P. Feith, Kenneth D. Siegel
  • Patent number: 7740186
    Abstract: An improved shower head having multiple modes of operation. The shower head may include a first turbine and turbine, each disposed within a unique flow channel. The first and second turbines may interrupt water flow through their respective flow channels, thereby providing at least one pulsating water spray emanating from the shower head. The shower head may include a third flow channel having no turbine disposed therein, such that water flowing through the third flow channel is not interrupted and thus emitted from the shower head as a drenching spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Damian Macan, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 7699243
    Abstract: An applicator device for sheet application of liquid material including a main body, a nozzle assembly with at least one slotted application nozzle for dispensing the liquid material, and a clamping device attaching the nozzle assembly to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Bernward Starke
  • Patent number: 7673816
    Abstract: An aerosol assembly for dispensing texture material. The aerosol assembly comprises a main container assembly, a secondary container, and a conduit. The main container assembly comprises a main container containing texture material, an aerosol valve assembly, and an actuator member. The aerosol valve assembly is operable in a normally closed configuration and an open configuration. Displacement of the actuator member places the aerosol valve assembly from the normally closed configuration to the open configuration. The conduit is connected between the main container and the secondary container to allow fluid flow between the main container and the secondary container. When the actuator member is displaced to place the aerosol valve assembly into the open configuration, the pressurized fluid within the secondary container enters the primary container to force texture material out of the main container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stern, James A. Tryon
  • Publication number: 20090320483
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle for use about an end cap of a combustor. The fuel nozzle may include a flange attached to the end cap, an aperture extending through the flange, a plug positioned in the aperture, and an orifice positioned within the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Michael Storey, Thomas Edward Johnson, Jesse Stewart, Sarah Hutcherson
  • Patent number: 7617990
    Abstract: A shower header type spray device is provided. The spray device includes an elongated spray header having a plurality of laterally spaced liquid spray nozzles each of which is mounted in a corresponding pocket in the spray header. An elongated cleaning brush assembly includes a rotatable brush housed in the spray header for cleaning inlet apertures of the spray nozzles. At least one spray nozzle has a dome portion with a discharge orifice and a substantially flat mounting flange portion extending around the periphery of the dome portion. The mounting flange portion of the at least one spray nozzle has a notch adapted to receive a removal tool for enabling prying and dislodgment of the at least one spray nozzle from its respective pocket in the spray header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Spraying Systems, Co.
    Inventor: David C. Huffman
  • Patent number: 7597274
    Abstract: An aerosol assembly for dispensing texture material. The aerosol assembly comprises a main container assembly, a secondary container, and a conduit. The main container assembly comprises a main container containing texture material, an aerosol valve assembly, and an actuator member. The aerosol valve assembly is operable in a normally closed configuration and an open configuration. Displacement of the actuator member places the aerosol valve assembly from the normally closed configuration to the open configuration. The conduit is connected between the main container and the secondary container to allow fluid flow between the main container and the secondary container. When the actuator member is displaced to place the aerosol valve assembly into the open configuration, the pressurized fluid within the secondary container enters the primary container to force texture material out of the main container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stern, James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 7559487
    Abstract: A system for dispensing liquid material with different configurations of air assisted fiberization or filament movement (e.g., meltblowing, controlled fiberization). In particular, front access for mounting a selected nozzle only requires adjustment of one lever and one fastener. Features of the lever and nozzle allow assisted ejection of the nozzle, even when the nozzle has become adhered to a die body through use. In addition, a nozzle mounting surface of the die body provides a universal interface to the various types of nozzles. An air cavity in the die body and air troughs in selected types of nozzles balance and adjust air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Charles A. Gressett, Jr., David E. Hardy, John M. Riney, Laurence B. Saidman, Paul Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20090152380
    Abstract: This invention provides a means to distribute any fluid-based substance (repellent) in a 360-degree pattern, over a large diameter coverage area, intended to dissuade wildlife, namely deer, from destroying plants, trees, flowers or the like. The invention is a self-sufficient unit which can be placed anywhere without the dependence on electric outlets, running water or solar clearance for purposes of electricity. This invention has a built-in programmable timer which can be set to activate and deactivate the unit for any duration of time while maintaining a weekly schedule and enabling the user to specify the routine that suits them the best. The device dispenses the repellent as often as the user desires per the programmable digital timer in order to protect the plant life within that zone. This unit is discreetly designed with multiple interlocking tubular sections that provide for adjustment in order to reach the height of operation that best suits the items the user wishes to protect from said wildlife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Raymond Houseknecht, Shane Thomas Eckardt
  • Publication number: 20090140075
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for removably coupling a disposable nozzle tip for a bidet. The device includes a nozzle, a nozzle tip, a guide cover, and a removable coupling unit. The nozzle has a nozzle body through which a washing-water guide hole passes, and a coupling hole. The nozzle tip has a coupling protrusion removably inserted into the coupling hole, and a jet hole to spray washing water. The guide cover is secured to a bottom of the nozzle tip in such a way as to be positioned under the jet hole, and guides the washing water to the jet hole. The removable coupling unit includes external threads formed in an outer circumference of the coupling protrusion, and internal threads formed in an inner circumference of the coupling hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: SAMHONG TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Chul Park, Nam Choul Baek, Woun Sik Oh
  • Patent number: 7520448
    Abstract: A shower head providing an improved pause mode that restricts the amount of water emanating from the head. The shower head includes a first and second outlet nozzle, a valve body operative to be in fluid communication with a shower pipe, the valve body having first and second flow channels in fluid communication with the shower pipe, each of which is also in fluid communication with one of the outlet nozzles. The first and second flow channels have different cross-sectional areas. In another embodiment, the valve body further includes a valve center in fluid communication between the first flow channel and the shower pipe, and is also in fluid communication between the second flow channel and the shower pipe. The valve body further defines a first hole in fluid communication with the first flow channel and the valve center, and a second hole in fluid communication with the second flow channel and the valve center, with the second hole having a smaller cross-sectional area than that of the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Gary D. Golichowski, Gary L. Sokol
  • Publication number: 20090065611
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing liquid material while attenuating the liquid material or controlling the pattern of the liquid material with process air has a plurality of process air passages for providing process air to one or more liquid dispensing modules or nozzles. The flow rate of process air provided to one or more of the modules or nozzles may be separately controlled to be different from the flow rate provided to other modules or nozzles on the dispenser. Accordingly, the flow rate provided to each module or nozzle can be optimized to accommodate a particular dispensing nozzle or die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Harris, David Carson King, JR., Joel E. Saine
  • Patent number: 7472841
    Abstract: A spray head is described for spraying the molds in pressure casting machines, and in it spray nozzles are mounted on bars equipped with supply passages, which form units which can be placed together. To fit these bar units together, coupling elements in the form of cylindrical pins provided with passages are provided, which are provided with recesses having sloping planes which are engaged by the conical tips of Allen screws and thus produce a clamping together of adjacent bar units. The coupling elements are provided at both end faces with sealing rings and their bore aligns with the passages in the bars. Through the use of angle pieces media supply bars bearing spray nozzles can be joined together at any angle to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Erhard, Hubert Pschenitschni
  • Patent number: 7472840
    Abstract: A set of nozzle inserts is provided for use with an irrigation sprinkler system. The nozzle set includes a plurality of nozzle inserts that are removably connected to one another via a common carrier. The nozzle set is adapted for storage, transportation and handling in a nested arrangement with another nozzle set, which, in turn, is similarly adapted for storage, transportation and handling in a nested arrangement with other nozzle sets. This nested arrangement facilitates storage, transportation and handling of a relatively large number of nozzle inserts in a manner that protects each insert from unintentional removal from its set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventor: Christian T. Gregory
  • Patent number: 7472842
    Abstract: A pressurized fluid delivery apparatus, such as a pressure washer or sprayer, includes a pump for providing a pressurized fluid, a conduit fluidly connected with the pump to receive the pressurized fluid, a fluid accessory fluidly connected with the conduit to receive the pressurized fluid from the conduit, and a quick-disconnect assembly selectively fluidly connecting the fluid accessory and the conduit. The quick-disconnect assembly includes a male fitting coupled to one of the fluid accessory and the conduit. The male fitting includes a male component and a non-circular outer surface. The quick-disconnect assembly also includes a female fitting coupled to the other of the fluid accessory and the conduit. The female fitting includes a female component having an opening for receiving the male component and a non-circular inner surface coupled to the non-circular outer surface to prevent rotation between the male fitting and the female fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, Barry Fay, Neil R. Gansebom, Brian Beutter