Member Rotates On Axis Longitudinally Of Flow Path Patents (Class 239/394)
  • Patent number: 11944989
    Abstract: An automatic return shower head and a use method thereof are provided. The automatic return shower head comprises a handle, a valve body, a water distribution disc, a switching return assembly and a shower head body configured to be connected with the handle and having a water outlet passage communicating with a water supply passage of the handle. The valve body is provided with water distribution hole(s), fixed to a joint between the shower head body and the handle, and located between the water supply passage and the water outlet passage. The water distribution disc is provided inside the joint and rotates relative to the valve body. The switching return assembly comprises a switching assembly linked with the water distribution disc, a knob provided on a wall surface of the joint and linked with the switching assembly, and a return portion linked with the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SINYU TECHNOLOGY (FUJIAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhangjun Yu, Qianzhen Fang, Zhicheng Lin, Huasheng Peng
  • Patent number: 11931750
    Abstract: A hose nozzle for spraying fluids is disclosed. The hose nozzle comprises a faceplate rotatable about a central pivot axis to two or more user-selectable rotational orientations. The faceplate comprises an upstream sealing surface and two or more entry openings. A seal member defines a seal opening that comprises a portion of a fluid flow pathway within the hose nozzle. The seal member may comprise a downstream sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Urry, Eric Tres Wangsgaard
  • Patent number: 11813622
    Abstract: A showerhead with inline engine porting is provided. The showerhead may include a housing defining a fluid inlet pathway and an engine rotatably mounted to the housing. The engine may include a series of ports defined within a sidewall of the engine. The series of ports may be associated with different flow pathways defined within the engine. Rotation of the engine relative to the housing may selectively align the fluid inlet pathway with one of the series of ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventor: Preston Peterson
  • Patent number: 11624582
    Abstract: A toy water gun actuation mechanism for controlling opening of a valve with a base, a trigger, a coupling member being configured to be connected to the valve member and including a movably supported blocking member with an abutment that enables a valve to be opened and closed in a given period if the blocking member is in a blocking position and if the coupling member is in the a first position, the abutment then being positioned in trajectory of the coupling member defined by a movement of the coupling member from the first position into a second. If the blocking member is in its non-blocking position, the abutment is located outside the trajectory. A first elastic member is connected to the trigger and to the coupling member, The trigger has a pusher dog configured to move and/or release a movement of the blocking member into a non-blocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Spyra GmbH
    Inventor: Julia Paul
  • Patent number: 11493136
    Abstract: A discrete step, maximum flow-rate-selectable valve includes: (a) an entry tube with: (i) an exit with a single, off-center hole that lies on the circumference of a circle of radius “r” that is centered on the centerpoint of the exit, and (ii) an exterior surface having a portion with rotational symmetry, (b) a selector tube with: (i) an exit with a plurality of holes, each having a differing diameter and a center point that lies on the circumference of a circle of radius “r” which is centered on the centerpoint of the selector tube exit, and (ii) an interior surface configured to lie proximate said entry tube, exterior surface portion having rotational symmetry so as to assist in providing a water-tight seal between said tubes, and (c) a means to enable the selector tube to rotate in discrete steps around the entry tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: conservalve, LLC
    Inventor: Garry Warble
  • Patent number: 11433415
    Abstract: A nozzle adapter comprises a first portion having a first channel; and a second portion having a second channel, a paste material entering the second channel along the first direction and released from the second channel along a second direction, wherein the second portion has a nozzle connecting part, to which a nozzle is connected; a downstream end of the second channel is linked to the nozzle connecting part; the first portion has a hollow part for fitting the second portion, the hollow part being formed along the second direction, or along a third direction; and a downstream end of the first channel is linked to the hollow part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Takeuchi, Chikanori Tsukamura
  • Patent number: 11426741
    Abstract: A shower apparatus includes a pivotable member and a main body having a receiving space, an inlet communicating with the receiving space, and a first outlet. A first communicating hole is located at a connection site between the receiving space and the inlet in the main body. The pivotable member is pivotally connected to the main body and is manipulated to pivot relative to the main body and includes a pivotal axle disposed in the receiving space and a second outlet. When the pivotable member is pivoted relative to the main body, the pivotal axle is simultaneously pivoted in the same direction in the receiving space. The pivotal axle has a tube body, an isolating member, a second communicating hole, and a third communicating hole. The isolating member is fixed in the tube body to divide an inner space of the tube body separately into a first flow channel and a second flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: PURITY (XIAMEN) SANITARY WARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James Wu, Alex Wu, Ce-Wen Yang, Ching-Yin Wu, Che-Min Lin
  • Patent number: 11358158
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a novel flexible spray nozzle sprayer face cap, rotatably installed at a head part of a garden water gun, configured to switch sprayed water types and structurally including a water division plate, a spray seat, and a main body sequentially fixed in a coaxial way. The novel flexible spray nozzle sprayer face cap is mainly characterized in that an embedded and fixed flexible spray nozzle is disposed in each water outlet small hole formed in the main body, and an outer end of each of the flexible spray nozzles respectively extends out of the water outlet small hole to be exposed, so that when the sprayer face cap rotates and switches to communicate passing water to a plurality of water outlet small holes, the passing water can be sprayed out from the flexible spray nozzle in each of the water outlet small holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NINGBO DAYE GARDEN INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Ye, Fei Gong, Jifeng Huang, Mingming Cao
  • Patent number: 11305300
    Abstract: Disclosed is a switching device, comprising: an operating member, a drive element, a sealing assembly and a water dividing member; the sealing assembly are disposed above the water dividing member and spaced arranged along the circumference of the water dividing member; the sealing assembly is disposed with a sealing unit corresponding to the water dividing hole of the water dividing member; the drive element is linked to the operating member, and the drive element is disposed with a transmission mechanism that is in driving engagement with the sealing unit; when the operating member drives the drive element to move, the transmission mechanism and the sealing assembly move relative to each other, when the transmission mechanism is moved to be engaged with the sealing unit, the sealing unit moves along the transmission direction generated by the transmission mechanism, making the sealing unit separated from the corresponding water dividing hole, and the water dividing hole is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengde Lin, Wenxing Chen, Ruosheng Ning
  • Patent number: 10914056
    Abstract: A vessel rinsing apparatus including a mounting base, a fluid discharge member including a plurality of nozzles, a valve member operably coupled to the fluid discharge member and configured to control water flow through the nozzles, and an escutcheon supported by the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Mark Cipriani, Anthony Joseph Tentler, Jack William Judge, Thad J. Eads, Michael Scot Rosko, Raoul Labrie, Alejandra Lazarini, Michael J. Veros
  • Patent number: 10744522
    Abstract: A flow rate controller includes a pipe body and a control assembly. The pipe body includes a channel, a water supply opening and a water outlet opening, wherein the water supply opening is adapted to connect to a water supply pipe, and the water supply opening communicates with the water outlet opening through the channel. The control assembly includes a fixed member and a rotatable member, wherein the fixed member is fixedly positioned in the pipe body, and includes a first flow hole. The rotatably member is coaxially and rotatably connected to the pipe body, so that the rotatably member is rotatable relative to the pipe body. The rotatably member includes a plurality of second flow holes and a plurality of adjusting positions, wherein the second flow holes have different hole sizes to each other, and each of the adjusting positions is respectively corresponding to the corresponding one of the second flow holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PURITY (XIAMEN) SANITARY WARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James Wu, Alex Wu, Ce-Wen Yang
  • Patent number: 10654054
    Abstract: A pressure washer includes a prime mover, a water pump, the water pump including a pump inlet for receiving fluid from a fluid source and a pump outlet for supplying a pressurized primary fluid, a jet pump including a primary fluid inlet fluidly coupled to the pump outlet, a secondary fluid inlet, and a fluid outlet, and a spray gun configured to be fluidly coupled to the fluid outlet of the jet pump, the spray gun including a spray gun outlet having a variable effective flow area. Wherein, in operation, in a high pressure operating mode, the pressurized primary fluid flows through the jet pump and exits through the fluid outlet of the jet pump, and in a high flow operating mode, the pressurized primary fluid flows through the jet pump and entrains a secondary fluid supplied through the secondary fluid inlet, resulting in a combined fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventor: Jason J. Raasch
  • Patent number: 10421082
    Abstract: A water stop switch shower head includes a water stop element, a water diversion plate, a water diversion body, a switch element and a switch shaft; the switch element is linked to the water diversion plate, the switch element and the water diversion plate rotate respectively around the switch shaft; one end of the water stop element is faced to the water diversion plate; the water diversion plate is disposed with a non-abutting surface and an abutting surface at the surface faced to the water stop element, the non-abutting surface and the abutting surface have height difference transitioned by an incline surface; the switch element is operated to drive the water diversion plate to rotate, when the water stop element faces to the non-abutting surface, the water stop element is contacted with the inner wall of the inlet in sealing way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weilong Luo, Donghai Chen, Mingfu Zhang, Wenxing Chen
  • Patent number: 10343176
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with a shower head with waterfall function. The shower head includes a shell body, the interior of the shell body is having a waterfall waterway. The shell body is further includes a rectifying passage, one end of the rectifying passage having an inlet, the inlet is connected to the waterfall waterway. The other end of the rectifying passage has an elongated outlet nozzle, and the distance of each point of the outlet nozzle to the inlet are substantially equal, such that water flowing out of the each point of the outlet nozzle has the same flow rate, efficiently delaying the converge of the water and thus lengthening the water curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youxian Hu, Weilong Luo, Donghai Chen
  • Patent number: 10322424
    Abstract: An electrostatic fluid delivery system is configured to deliver fluid, such as a disinfectant fluid, onto a surface by electrically charging the fluid and forming the fluid into a mist, fog, plume, or spray that can be directed onto a surface, such as a surface to be cleaned. The system atomizes the fluid using a high-pressure air stream and passes the fluid through an electrode inside a nozzle assembly to charge, such as negatively charge, droplets of the atomized fluid. The system uses a unique nozzle design that is configured to optimally atomize the fluid into various sized droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Victory Innovations Company
    Inventor: Clifford Wright
  • Patent number: 10072762
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an adapter valve assembly and a method for installing an adapter valve assembly that allows for independent control of fluid flow at an individual nozzle assembly. The adapter valve assembly can include a ball valve that can be actuated by electricity to change its position. The adapter valve assembly can function independent of the pressure or flow within the system and can be actuated as desired by the user. The adapter valve assembly can also have internal threads which can connect with the existing external threads on nozzle assemblies already installed in the field. Therefore, the adapter valve assembly can be used for retrofit applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Pentair Flow Technologie, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Hermes, Colin Jaedike
  • Patent number: 10058882
    Abstract: A high pressure water/foam nozzle assembly is disclosed which includes a barrel having a first end, a second end and a collar positioned about the first end. The assembly also includes first, second and third nozzles positioned in the barrel. Each of the nozzles can emit a different spray pattern. A selection mechanism is positioned adjacent to the second end of the barrel and is rotatable between three positions which align with the three nozzles. The assembly further includes a control mechanism secured to the second end of the selection mechanism which controls the flow of water and/or foam through one of the three nozzles. A handle and trigger are connected to the control mechanism. The trigger activates the flow of water and/or foam through one of the three nozzles. An infrared camera is removably secured to the control mechanism and is used to detect hot spots in a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 9907431
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine configured to dispense a beverage through an outlet nozzle assembly, the machine comprising: an outlet nozzle assembly having provided therethrough a first outlet and a second outlet; and one or more conduits arranged to deliver selectably fluid to the first outlet or the second outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Nicholas Hansen, Mark Norton
  • Patent number: 9795974
    Abstract: A switching method of a button switching shower includes: step 1, pressing a button slidingly connected to the shower, and then the button slides; step 2, the button acts on the linking seat of the pawl for rotating the pawl; step 3, the pawl rotates the ratchet wheel through the control end of the pawl, and the shape of the elastic claw of the pawl is changed for restoring energy; step 4, the rotation of the ratchet wheel rotates the water diversion disc, and then the water diversion disc is in place, and then the water diversion disc switches the outlet functions, the stopping claw of the pawl is against the ratch of the ratchet wheel for stopping the ratchet wheel inversion; step 5, the pressing is loosened for resetting the button, and the elastic energy of the elastic claw is released for resetting the pawl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Jianmin Chen, Renzhong Li, Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 9770733
    Abstract: A nozzle changing device to remove and attach nozzles to a water shooting device is described. The device allows for removal and attachment of various nozzles on a water shooting device during or after a water display without the need for a technician to manually change the nozzles. The device may be independent or attached to the water shooting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: WET
    Inventor: Don Lariviere
  • Patent number: 9731374
    Abstract: A cooled welding torch (1) having a cooling circuit, which cooling circuit extends via a nozzle fitting receiver (3) into a gas nozzle (9), and the gas nozzle (9) is attachable to the welding torch (1) by a defined turn, wherein the cooling circuit is routed through a redirecting element (5), which redirecting element (5) is positioned above the nozzle fitting receiver (3) and may be turned together with the gas nozzle (9), wherein a path of the cooling circuit is switchable by the position of the gas nozzle (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Fronius International GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Oberndorfer, David Preundler, Stefan Puehringer, Anton Preundler
  • Patent number: 9566593
    Abstract: A hand shower including a handle with a first waterway including an inlet portion and an outlet portion, the inlet portion configured to be fluidly coupled to a water supply. A shower head includes a second waterway having an inlet portion and an outlet portion. The inlet portion of the second waterway is fluidly coupled to the outlet portion of the first waterway, and the outlet portion of the second waterway includes a plurality of outlets configured to deliver water. The shower head is supported for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the handle between a first position and a second position angularly spaced from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Garry R. Marty, Timothy J. Sailors, Jr., Stephen C. Nichols
  • Patent number: 9242256
    Abstract: An aerosol dispenser assembly is disclosed that includes a container holding a liquid product and a compressed gas propellant for propelling the liquid product from the container. A design methodology for the actuator body and swirl nozzle insert is disclosed for maintaining a small particle size or Sauter Mean Diameter (D[3, 2]) of less than 48 ?m at a suitable spray rate (1.5-2 g/s), while utilizing a compressed gas VOC-free propellant for an air freshener product. As obtaining reduced particle size to compete with LPG propellants may result in a reduced spray rate, it is anticipated that one or more nozzles may be designed into the actuator body to maintain a suitable spray rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Clark, Richard S. Valpey, III, Prabodh Padma Varanasi, Jeffrey J. Christianson, Nitin Sharma, Milind A. Jog
  • Patent number: 9174226
    Abstract: A water spray gun, including: a gun body, a valve switch, and a device for switching a spray pattern. The gun body includes: a water passage and double water hole. The valve switch includes: a button, a pressing piece including a unilaterally oblique plane, a rear plate including an inner guide rail, a rotating piece including a unilaterally oblique plane, a first spring, a front sealing ring, a switch rotating core, and a double sealing ring. The device for switching a spray pattern includes a water spray cap, a water spray plate, a decentered interface, a second spring, a wedge rotating piece for water diversion including a plurality of negative wedge blocks each including a negative wedge, a wedge push rod including a plurality of positive wedge blocks each including a positive wedge, a housing of a gun head, and a trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: NINGBO DAYE GARDEN SCIENCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Ke Su, Xiaodong Ye, Yao Zhang, Bolin Tang, Zhenming Zhou
  • Patent number: 9027853
    Abstract: A multiple nozzle body including a plurality of discharge nozzles for arranging on the liquid line of an agricultural crop sprayer, wherein the liquid line can be connected to the supply line of the multiple nozzle body, wherein the supply line opens out in a distribution space, wherein a plurality of connecting lines that respectively lead to a discharge nozzle branch off from the distribution space, wherein a shut-off element that is respectively assigned to a connecting line and is formed as a shut-off valve is assigned to the distribution space, wherein one or more connecting lines can be optionally connected to and/or shut off from the supply line by means of the shut-off element of the shut-off valves, which can be actuated by means of a switchable actuating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Laurenz Langkamp
  • Patent number: 8985483
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and device to control a spray pattern produced from a spraying device consisting of a plurality of individual jets that form the resulting spray pattern. The trajectory of each individual jet is controlled by orienting the nozzle-like feature that produces each individual jet, thereby producing a variety of spray patterns. This is accomplished utilizing the flexible properties of elastomeric or rubber-like materials. In addition to allowing for deformation or movement to remove possible obstructions to the fluid flow, this flexibility property also permits for specific, controlled movements, whereby it is possible to control the trajectory of the fluid issuing from the device. These rubber-like materials can include specific features that allow the material to be deformed in a controlled fashion so as to predictably control the trajectory of the streams issuing from the individual nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: John E. Petrovic
  • Patent number: 8936205
    Abstract: A sprinkler includes a turbine, a gear drive, a nozzle turret, and a nozzle that is installed in the turret. The gear drive rotatably couples the turbine and the nozzle. The nozzle has an exit angle which is different from its entry angle to change the trajectory of the water as it passes through the nozzle. The nozzle can be installed in an orientation to increase the trajectory of the water leaving the sprinkler, or installed in an orientation to decrease the trajectory of the water leaving the sprinkler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Dunn, Michael L. Clark, Nathan T. Garcia
  • 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: 8881993
    Abstract: A showerhead for personal hygiene is provided that includes a spray face in fluid communication with a cavity by way of a plurality of nozzle apertures. The cavity receives water from a water supply. A spray selector controls fluid flow between the cavity and the nozzle apertures. A battery-electric motor or a kinetic energy storing spring is provided as a power supply for an actuator that provides mechanical communication between the power supply and the selector to move the selector and thereby alter the fluid spray pattern from the spray face. A user interface provides a user with selective control over movement of the actuator and the movement of the selector to sequentially provide multiple spray patterns from the spray face without intermediate manual intervention between the multiple spray patterns emitted from the spray face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mordechai Lev
  • Patent number: 8844841
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for a liquid dispenser includes an outlet member that defines a liquid supply conduit and a nozzle that includes an exit orifice, wherein the nozzle is disposed over an end of the outlet member. A liquid compression path is defined by the nozzle and the outlet member, wherein the liquid compression path includes a liquid compression chamber that supplies liquid from the liquid supply conduit to the exit orifice. The nozzle is adjustable between a first spray position for projecting a liquid spray having a first average droplet size and a second spray position for projecting a liquid spray having a first average droplet size. In the first spray position the liquid compression chamber has a first volume and in the second spray position the liquid compression chamber has a second volume. Preferably, the liquid spray is formed without a swirl chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney L. Prater, Cary E. Manderfield, Sean Petersen
  • Patent number: 8840045
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device is disclosed that is capable of producing two distinct spray patterns. The device may include a rotatable hub having a first barrel for producing a first spray pattern and a second barrel for producing a second spray pattern. The barrels may be oriented in different directions with a predetermined angle between directions, such as approximately 180 degrees. A shell may be coupled to and rotatable with the hub. The shell may include a first portion having a first structural feature corresponding to a characteristic of the first spray pattern and a second portion may having a second structural feature corresponding to a characteristic of the second spray pattern. The structural features inform the user of a characteristic of the spray pattern that will be discharged by the device by the associated barrels, thereby permitting the user to intuitively select the desired spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew N. Thurin, Darren K. Robling, Linda Moy Madore, Charles P. Althoff, Hideaki Matsui, Brook S. Kennedy, Stian Tesdal
  • Patent number: 8807459
    Abstract: An indexing mechanism is provided for use with a prior art airless paint spray gun. The indexing means of this invention enables the tip guard of the spray gun to be rotated in 90° increments with respect to the frame of the spray gun without loosening the retaining nut of the tip guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Andersen
  • 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: 8579210
    Abstract: A ramming water sprinkler with changeable water outflow has a main body and a turning assembly configured on the top frame of the main body. The external circumference of the main body is covered by a water outlet adjustment revolving seat in a rotary state. Moreover, the revolving seat has a supporting end and a surrounding wall. The supporting end is seated on a preset position of the main body. A plurality of water outlet conduits with various calibers are configured and evenly distributed on the surrounding wall of the water outlet adjustment revolving seat. Each water outlet conduit defines a water inlet end and a water outlet end. The water inlet end of each can be rotated along with the turning of the water outlet adjustment revolving seat to be aligned with the water outlet of the main body for the purpose of adjusting the water outflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Tzu-Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 8573451
    Abstract: An outlet assembly for a spray dispenser comprises an actuator member, an outlet member, and an adjustment member. The actuator member comprises a stem portion, a first displacement surface portion, and at least one finger. The outlet member is arranged adjacent to the actuator member such that the outlet member and the actuator member define a dispensing path and the outlet member is adjacent to the at least one finger. The adjustment member is arranged relative to the actuator member. Movement of the adjustment member relative to the actuator member displaces the adjustment member relative to the actuator member to deform the at least one finger. As the at least one finger deforms, the at least one finger deforms the outlet member to alter a cross-sectional area of the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8528841
    Abstract: A spray switch for spray gun includes an elastic wire buckled to a main pipe of the spray gun. The elastic wire has symmetric lateral portions and symmetric guide pins on two ends thereof. A press handle pivoted to a main body of the spray gun is capable of controlling a flow of water. The press handle has an open slot for slidly arranging the spray switch. The spray switch is assembled by a guide block and a buckle unit. The guide block has symmetric guides and recesses on two lateral sides for guiding and holding the guide pins. The spray switch can be switched up and down along the open slot to switch the guide block for engaging or ignoring the guide pins so as to switch the spray gun between modes of auto spray and manual spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Chi-Han Cheng
  • Patent number: 8496190
    Abstract: A garden hose sprayer has a main body, an adjusting member, a flow control shaft, a spray head, a pressing handle, the two stopping knobs and an axial rod. The pressing handle is capable of staying in a fixed compressed status, and the adjusting member can drive the flow control shaft to rotate to provide adjustable flow after the pressing handle is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8490894
    Abstract: A multi-function shower head structure includes a connection base, a valve bolt, a guide bolt, a housing and a plurality of spray units. The connection base is used to connect external water and is connected with the valve bolt. The guide bolt is pivoted to the valve bolt. The guide bolt has an axial conducting hole and a guide channel to communicate with the conducting hole. The conducting hole can be rotated about the valve bolt, such that the valve bolt guides the water of the connection base to the conducting hole of the guide bolt for a guide channel to output water. The housing has a hole seat. The hole seat has a pivot hole for connection of the guide bolt. The spray units are disposed in the housing. Each spray unit has a water chamber. The guide channel of the hole seat has a plurality of spaced branch channels corresponding to the respective water chambers to communicate with the pivot hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ateck (Xiamen) Showers Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhongping Lu, Shuiming Xu, Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 8382012
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: SAMHONG TECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Chul Park, Nam Choul Baek, Woun Sik Oh
  • Patent number: 8342421
    Abstract: A texture material formulated substantially to match a pre-existing texture pattern. The texture material comprises a carrier, a binder, a filler, and a pH change material. The texture material changes from a wet form to a solidified form when exposed to air. A pH of the texture material changes as the texture material changes from the wet form to the solidified form. An appearance of at least one appearance characteristic of the at least one material forming the pH change material changes as the pH of the texture material changes. An appearance characteristic of the texture material associated with the at least one material forming the pH change material in at least one of the wet form and the solidified form differs from a similar appearance characteristic of the pre-existing texture pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Homax Products Inc
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., John Kordosh, Ross Clawson
  • Publication number: 20120312898
    Abstract: A sprinkler head with plural selectable nozzles includes a sprinkler body having inlet and outlet bores aligned along a first axis; a nozzle magazine rotatably supported on the sprinkler body, the nozzle magazine carrying at least two nozzles and provided with at least one shut-off surface portion located between the at least two nozzles. The nozzles are selectively rotatable into an operative position between the inlet and outlet bores, the nozzle magazine being rotatable about a second axis angularly offset from the first axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: NELSON IRRIGATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: George L. SESSER, Barton R. NELSON
  • Publication number: 20120298778
    Abstract: A garden hose sprayer has a main body, an adjusting member, a flow control shaft, a spray head, a pressing handle, the two stopping knobs and an axial rod. The pressing handle is capable of staying in a fixed compressed status, and the adjusting member can drive the flow control shaft to rotate to provide adjustable flow after the pressing handle is fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: SHIN TAI SPURT WATER OF THE GARDEN TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8317065
    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: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stern, James A. Tryon
  • Patent number: 8297538
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a shower switch with adjustable device comprising a main body, a water divided device, a cover, a driving device and a handle. Particularly, the water divided device contains a water divided plate with water divided holes for operating with a sealing plate, which is further positioned inside the main body, and the driving device has one end thereof connecting to the sealing plate and the other end thereof pivoted to the handle. In this manner, the driving device pivoted to the main body and the handle synchronically rotates the sealing plate against the water divided plate by one hand so as to conduct the water from the sealing plate into different water divided holes for the purpose of water switching and of preventing from wetting the hands, hence increasing the convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Huasong Zhou
  • Patent number: 8276832
    Abstract: An actuator overcap for producing multiple spray patterns includes a cap having a hub with a lower surface defining a socket and an upper surface defining a chamber fluidly communicating with the socket. First and second barrels extend between the hub and a side wall of the cap to define first and second flow paths. A trigger is pivotably coupled to the cap and includes a seal support. A selector is coupled to the trigger, and includes a user-engageable pad and a seal. The seal is configured to closely fit within the hub chamber and defines a central aperture fluidly communicating with the hub chamber and a first notch extending radially outwardly from and fluidly communicating with the central aperture. The trigger and selector are pivotable with respect to the cap to place the first notch in fluid communication with one of the first and second flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory J. Nelson, Bjorn James Gunderson
  • Patent number: 8109447
    Abstract: A valve for a combustion spray gun. An apparatus includes a torsion element rotatable relative to a housing of the combustion spray gun to a charged position. The apparatus also includes a biasing element applying a force to the torsion element, which force urges the torsion element to move a valve core to an off position. The apparatus further includes an engagement mechanism configured to selectively engage and hold the torsion element in the charged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Savill, Jr., Mark F. Spaulding, James K. Weber, Richard A Zapke
  • Patent number: 8061631
    Abstract: A showerhead for personal hygiene is provided that includes a spray face in fluid communication with a cavity by way of a plurality of nozzle apertures. The cavity receives water from a water supply. A spray selector controls fluid flow between the cavity and the nozzle apertures. A battery-electric motor or a kinetic energy storing spring is provided as a power supply for an actuator that provides mechanical communication between the power supply and the selector to move the selector and thereby alter the fluid spray pattern from the spray face. A user interface provides a user with selective control over movement of the actuator and the movement of the selector to sequentially provide multiple spray patterns from the spray face without intermediate manual intervention between the multiple spray patterns emitted from the spray face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Mordechai Lev
  • Patent number: 8056836
    Abstract: The present invention includes a swinging switching structure of outlet device fixed below a shower body, a water-dividing body sealed and fixed above an outlet device; said water-dividing body having at least two water-dividing bores so as to connect to the water cavities with different function of said outlet device having a movable switching device in the shower, and by the co-operation of shower and water-supply pipe-joint, when flapped, the shower will swing and inclined, then the movable switching device will control the water to spray out through different bores of water-diving body, thus achieving the switching of function. This water switching function of the shower is more efficient and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianmin Chen, Renzhong Li
  • Patent number: 8038077
    Abstract: A texturing system or texture material for applying a desired texture pattern on a patched portion of a surface. The texturing system comprises a texture material, a selecting system, and a dispensing system. The texture material comprises a carrier, a binder, a filler, and a change material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., John Kordosh, Ross Clawson
  • Patent number: 8028864
    Abstract: A system for dispensing texture material onto a target surface in a desired pattern that substantially matches an existing pattern on the target surface including a main container, an outlet assembly, a secondary container, a conduit, and a valve. The main container stores texture material. The outlet assembly defines an outlet opening a cross-sectional area of which is alterable. The secondary container stores pressurized propellant material. The conduit is operatively connected between the main container and the secondary container. The valve is arranged to allow control of fluid between the main container and the secondary container. The outlet assembly is configured such that the cross-sectional area of the outlet opening corresponds to the desired pattern. The valve is operated such that the texture material is forced out of the main container through the outlet opening defined by the outlet assembly and deposited on the target surface in the desired texture pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Stern, James A. Tryon