Outlet Formed Between Parts Mounted For Relative Movement Patents (Class 239/437)
  • Patent number: 10799888
    Abstract: A discharge device is equipped with a housing having a flow passage for enabling a coating material to flow and a plurality of discharge ports arrayed on a distal end surface of the housing in a width direction for discharging the coating material toward an object. The plurality of discharge ports are each formed in a non-perfect circular shape having a peripheral length being longer than an imaginary perfect circular shape which has the same area as the non-perfect circular shape. Further, a plurality of discharge flow passages are perpendicular to the discharge ports when viewed in a longitudinal sectional view, are the same shape as the discharge ports, and extend linearly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gaku Kawabe, Shinya Murakami
  • Patent number: 10478836
    Abstract: A water output device capable of regulating water output spray, comprising: an outer chamber; an inner chamber, disposed inside the outer chamber; an upper chamber, used to supply water to the inner chamber and the outer chamber; a water output panel, disposed on the outer chamber; a plurality of rotation panels, disposed evenly on the water output panel to form into a ring, on the respective rotation panels is provided with water output holes, and water is supplied to the rotation panel from the inner chamber; a driving mechanism, disposed in the inner chamber, to drive all the rotation panels into rotation synchronously; and a water channel switching mechanism, disposed in the upper chamber, to control switching of water supply to the inner chamber and the outer chamber, and when the water channel switching mechanism rotates, it brings the driving mechanism into rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: RUNNER (XIAMEN) CORP.
    Inventors: Wen Gao, Shun-Chuan Zheng
  • Patent number: 10099536
    Abstract: An air vent for a vehicle includes a housing extending between an inlet and outlet end. The housing includes a first wall and a second wall that cooperate to define an interior volume therebetween. The inlet end defines an inlet opening and air enters the interior volume through the inlet opening. The outlet end has a length and a width that cooperate to define an outlet opening having a low aspect ratio. Air exits the interior volume through the outlet opening. The first wall includes a directional wall section that extends non-linearly from a transition location to the outlet end. Air travelling through the interior volume is directed by the directional wall section to create a flow direction of air exiting the outlet opening. Vanes may be disposed in the interior volume to allow directability of air exiting the outlet opening, while providing a low pressure drop therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Albin, Mingyang Jia, Larry J. Suarez, Teresa L. Cerbolles
  • Patent number: 9829195
    Abstract: A dual fuel heating source can have a burner and a nozzle. The heating source can be configured to use one of two different fuels flowing at different pressures. The nozzle can have a body, the body defining an outlet opening, an inlet, and an inner chamber. The nozzle can be configured for the first fuel in a first position of said nozzle, and can be configured for a second fuel in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: David Deng
  • Patent number: 9199254
    Abstract: A rocker switch shower has a handle, an outlet part, a control part and an operation part. The handle has a handheld part and a connect part. An inlet hole is arranged in the handheld part, and a mounting cavity communicated with the inlet hole is arranged in the connect part. The outlet part is mounted to the connect part and corresponding to the mounting cavity, being provided with a plurality of outlet functions. The control part is mounted in the mounting cavity and comprises a fixed plate and a movable plate, a plurality of water division holes are arranged in the fixed plate. The control part comprises a control shaft and a rocker, the control shaft is connected in the handle in a moving manner and with the movable plate in a transmitting manner, and the inner end of the rocker is connected to the control shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignees: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Hongliang Ma, Zhongcheng Jin, Boqing Lian
  • Publication number: 20150122913
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with an outlet mechanism with additional function, which comprises a fixation base, a hand shower and an additional module. The fixation base is assembled to a shower arm with an inlet, an outlet and a waterway connecting the inlet and the outlet, the inlet is connected to the shower arm. The hand shower is connected to the outlet of the fixation base by a flexible pipe and is detachably fixedly connected to the fixation base. The additional module detachably attached to the fixation base. The present invention has advantages: with the additional function, for example it can play music or give off perfume, the structure is simple with fewer components, the configuration is reasonable, and the structure is compact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei WANG, Wenbin FAN, Bin CAO, Huasong ZHOU
  • Patent number: 9010664
    Abstract: An adjustable nozzle comprising a nozzle body with an inlet, an outlet, and a passageway having a smooth bore extending between the inlet and the outlet. The passageway has an inner dimension transverse to the central axis of the nozzle and a compressible wall wherein the inner dimension is adjustable to adjust the flow rate through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric N. Combs, Todd B. Lozier
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140332607
    Abstract: A shower with various outlet functions includes a main body part and outlet part, the main body part has an inlet waterway, and at least one first inlet hole and one second inlet hole communicated with the inlet waterway; the outlet part, is connected to the main body part in a moving manner, and is provided with at least one first water division hole group and one second water division hole group, and the first water division group includes at least two first division holes, and the first inlet holes are coupling with the first water division hole, the second water division group includes at least two second division holes, and the second water division holes are coupling with the second inlet hole, and the first and second water division hole communicates with the first and second inlet hole respectively in a switching manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengde LIN, Jianmin CHEN, Bin CHEN, Huasong ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20140319246
    Abstract: A fluid flow nozzle is provided that comprises an elongated body having an inlet end and an outlet end, and defining a channel extending therethrough in which the channel includes an inlet channel and an outlet channel having an outlet diameter that is less than the inlet diameter. The channel further defining a tapered channel extending from the inlet channel to the outlet channel with a plurality of vanes or grooves circumferentially spaced around the tapered channel to increase flow velocity while reducing turbulence and divergence of the discharge stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicants: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Charles A. Lehmann, Chad James Mammen
  • Publication number: 20140291419
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a faucet assembly with a unique multifunction spray head. The spray head is capable of at least four spray functions, and has an outer shell; a flow body extending within the shell, a first end extending out of the shell for attachment to a faucet and a second end in fluid communication with a spray selector assembly The flow body defines a flow path from the first end of the flow body to a flow selector assembly. The spray head includes a flow selector assembly comprising: a selector valve housing body having at least four valve recesses therein; at least four flow selector valves seated within the recesses in the selector valve housing body; and a rotating selector valve ring. A sprayer seat has a faceplate thereon and a flow diversion conduit corresponding to each selector valve to provide flow paths from a selector valve to a sprayer outlet or an aerator outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: AS IP Holdco, LLC
    Inventor: Walter Pitsch
  • Patent number: 8833677
    Abstract: The invention discloses a sport-type multifunctional spray mineral water bottle, including cap body, spray means, drink means and water locking means. The invention can ensure normal drinking of mineral water as well as carry out spray drinking of water by means of squeezing the bottle body to transform bottle body and increase the pressure inside the bottle, thus making water to enter inlet from the outlet of water locking means on the cap, and to enter the atomizing channel through the water channel, finally to be sprayed from the spray aperture. Furthermore, in the open air or in the dusty and hot environment, you can place the mineral water bottle upside down, put the nozzle to face your body or surrounding, and squeeze the bottle body to spray, thus reducing surrounding temperature, as well as subsiding dust by combining dust and spray to make you feel cool, fresh and comfortable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen Nozo Investment Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chang Ho Chang
  • Patent number: 8820656
    Abstract: An aerosol system for dispensing liquid material, comprising a container assembly and an actuator assembly comprising an outlet member defining an outlet opening, a collar member, an actuator member, and a selector member. The actuator member supports the collar member and the outlet member such that movement of the collar member relative to the actuator member causes the collar member to deform the outlet member. Movement of the selector member relative to the collar member moves the collar member relative to the actuator member. Deformation of the outlet member alters a cross-sectional area of the outlet opening. When the actuator assembly is in a first position, the liquid material is prevented from flowing out of the container. When the actuator assembly is in a second position, the liquid material is allowed to flow out of the container assembly through the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Tryon, Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • 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: 8408480
    Abstract: A spray tip assembly capable of self-clearing is provided. The spray tip assembly includes a distal end including an outlet. The outlet defines at least a first configuration during a first condition and at least a second configuration during a second condition. The distal end may be configured to at least one of flex and expand such that the outlet changes from the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Les Hull, Derek Rissman, Jason Fortier, Art Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20130015269
    Abstract: A single point touch shower has a fixed unit, an outlet terminal and a switching mechanism. The fixed unit has an inlet passage connecting the water resource; the outlet terminal is asway connected to the fixed unit and provided with a plurality of outlet functions; the switching mechanism comprises a first ratchet wheel, a stopping claw and a transmission mechanism; the first ratchet wheel is rotationally connected to the outlet terminal; the stopping claw connects the first ratchet wheel and the fixed unit to limit the reversal of the first ratchet wheel; the transmission mechanism connects the first ratchet wheel and the fixed unit to transmit the mutual swing between the outlet terminal and the fixed unit to the relative rotation between the first ratchet wheel and the outlet terminal, and the outlet functions switching is controlled through the relative rotation between the first ratchet wheel and the outlet terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Hexian Cai, Jianmin Chen, Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 8353465
    Abstract: A dispenser for an aerosol system for dispensing liquid material includes an outlet member, a collar member, an actuator member, and a selector member. The outlet member defines an outlet opening. The actuator member supports the collar member and the outlet member such that movement of the collar member relative to the actuator member causes the collar member to deform the outlet member. Movement of the selector member relative to the collar member causes movement of the collar member relative to the actuator member. Deformation of the outlet member alters a cross-sectional area of the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc
    Inventors: James A. Tryon, Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120067980
    Abstract: A nozzle unit for applying damping material onto a work piece includes a nozzle that has a slit-like discharge port and that discharges the damping material from the discharge port; a motor that is fixed to the nozzle; and a slit width changing device that changes the slit width of the discharge port using rotation of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Iwano, Toshifumi Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 8033484
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for an aerosol system for dispensing liquid material comprises an outlet member defining an outlet opening, a selector member, a collar member, an actuator member, and a base member. The collar member supports the selector member. The actuator member supports the outlet member and the collar member. The base member engages the selector member to allow movement of the selector member relative to the collar member. Movement of the selector member relative to the collar member causes movement of the collar member relative to the actuator member. Movement of the collar member relative to the actuator member alters a cross-sectional area of the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Tryon, Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110011953
    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: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Damian Macan, Michael J. Quinn
  • Publication number: 20100301135
    Abstract: A variable arc sprinkler head or nozzle may be set to numerous positions to adjust the arcuate span of the sprinkler. The sprinkler head includes an arc adjustment valve having two portions that helically engage each other to define an opening that may be adjusted at the top of the sprinkler to a desired arcuate length. The arcuate length may be adjusted by pressing down and rotating a deflector to directly actuate the valve. The sprinkler head may include a lock-out feature to prevent adjustment. A method of irrigation is also provided involving moving the deflector between an arc adjustment position and an operational, irrigation position. The sprinkler head may also include a flow rate adjustment valve that may be adjusted by actuation of an outer wall of the sprinkler. Rotation of the outer wall causes a flow control member to move axially to or away from an inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Steven Brian Hunnicutt, Thomas Richard Bednar
  • Publication number: 20100065662
    Abstract: A thermal spraying apparatus that is capable of effectively preventing the adhesion of spray fumes to unsprayed regions of a bore surface during arc spraying is provided. To this end, a thermal spraying apparatus 10 comprises a spray gun 6 that moves within a cylinder bore. The spray gun 6 has at one end thereof a first discharge opening (atomizing nozzle 62) that faces a direction that is orthogonal to the movement direction, has a second discharge opening (auxiliary nozzle 63) that faces a direction that is orthogonal to the nozzle 62, and has, at a predetermined region located further to the side in the movement direction of the spray gun 6 than the nozzle 62, third discharge openings (fume adhesion prevention nozzles 65) for discharging a fluid and that faces the same direction as the nozzle 62. A droplet, which forms as an arc spray wire material melts at the tip of the spray gun 6, is stretched with auxiliary air A1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Kota Kodama, Noritaka Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 7628341
    Abstract: A bodyspray assembly is provided that includes a coupling assembly connected to a spray face. The spray face is operable to emit a directed spray having an omni-directionally adjustable angular orientation. Hence, a spray face in the form of a tile having an array of outlets can direct spray in a variety of directions, or be parallel to a mounting wall for decorative purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventor: Pete Kajuch
  • Patent number: 7584604
    Abstract: For preventing clogging in an injection nozzle for supplying a reducing agent to exhaust gas flow on an upstream side of a reducing catalyst and for improving the efficiency of NOx purification processing, the injection nozzle 14 has a tip end portion 18 provided with a ring shaped protruding ridge 19 disposed on an outer peripheral surface of an exhaust gas downstream side end portion of the tip end portion 18 that is arranged substantially in parallel with an exhaust gas flow direction A inside an exhaust pipe 13, the ring shaped protruding ridge 19 being provided with injection hole or holes 20 drilled outward from the central axis of the injection nozzle 14, so that the reducing agent is ejected on the exhaust gas upstream side of the reduction catalyst, from the injection holes 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Masaki, Kiminobu Hirata, Hiroki Ueno
  • Patent number: 7578453
    Abstract: A handshower is disclosed providing two different radial spray patterns that can be selectively operated. There is a handle adapted for connection to a water supply, a nozzle head having an outer sleeve and an inner chamber connected to the handle, and an axially extending waterway positioned in an inner chamber of the nozzle head. On the sleeve there is an array of outlets running from the inner chamber to an outer radial face. The waterway has an axially extending channel and multiple sets of radially extending orifices. The sleeve is rotatable relative to the waterway from a first position where the channel is in communication with a first group of outlets to a second position where the channel is in communication with at least some of the outlets that are not in the first group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventor: John M. Wilson
  • Patent number: 7543762
    Abstract: A spraying gun includes a gun body, a first seal ring, a second seal ring, a spraying head, a control pipe, and an outer casing. Thus, the spraying gun can perform an atomized water outlet mode and a linear or horn-shaped water outlet mode. In addition, a user only needs to rotate the control pipe relative to the gun body to switch the two different water outlet modes of the spraying gun, thereby facilitating the user operating the spraying gun. Further, the atomized water outlet mode of the spraying gun can distribute and reduce the water flow rate and the water pressure efficiently, so that the spraying gun is available for a gardening use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventor: Shih-Chung Cheng
  • Patent number: 7500621
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for an aerosol system for dispensing liquid material. The dispensing assembly comprises a base member defining an alignment groove, an actuator member defining a plurality of finger portions, an outlet member defining an outlet opening, a selector member defining a flange portion and a selector threaded portion, and a collar member defining an opening surface and a collar threaded portion. The outlet member is arranged within the plurality of finger portions such that the actuator member and the outlet member define a dispensing path in fluid communication with the outlet opening. The collar member engages the actuator member such that the opening surface is adjacent to the finger portions. The selector threaded portion engages the collar threaded portion. The flange portion of the selector is arranged within at least a portion of the alignment groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Tryon, Lester R. Greer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7475833
    Abstract: A sprinkling head structure of a sprinkler includes a sprinkling head and a guide section. The sprinkling head is a substantially hollow cylindrical body. A first face of the sprinkling head is formed with multiple first outgoing openings which are annularly arranged. A second face of the sprinkling head is formed with multiple second incoming openings respectively corresponding to the first outgoing openings. The guide section is disposed inside the sprinkling head, including multiple passages and at least one channel. The passages communicate with two faces of the guide section. First ends and second ends of the passages respectively correspond to the first openings and second openings. The channel directly communicates with at least two of the passages. The water flow can be at the same time discharged from at least two of the first openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventor: Gordon Chih
  • Patent number: 7455247
    Abstract: A bodyspray assembly is provided that includes a coupling assembly connected to a spray face. The spray face is operable to emit a directed spray having an omni-directionally adjustable angular orientation. Hence, a spray face in the form of a tile having an array of outlets can direct spray in a variety of directions, or be parallel to a mounting wall for decorative purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventor: Pete Kajuch
  • Patent number: 7448559
    Abstract: A fluid product spray head (40) comprises a spray orifice (45) and a spray profile (100) upstream from this spray orifice (45). Said spray profile has a swirling chamber (101) connected, during the spraying of the product, to the spray orifice (45) and to at least one non-radial channel (110) connected to the swirling chamber (101). The spray profile (100) is provided in the bottom of the spray head (40). A obturator (38) interacts with the spray orifice (45) while being able to be displaced and/or deformed between a closing position of the spray orifice (45) and an open position of the spray orifice (45). The inventive spray head (40) has an axially hollow sleeve (150) that accommodates the spray profile (100), and said obturator (38) axially displaces and/or deforms at least partially in said sleeve (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Valois S.A.S.
    Inventors: Fran├žois Le Maner, Wilfrid Beaujour
  • Patent number: 7389953
    Abstract: A spraying head for a granulating installation includes a slotted nozzle in which a nozzle channel having an oblong cross-section of flow is limited downwards by a floor surface, upwards by a top surface and laterally by a side face on each side. An oblong flow control body in the nozzle channel extends axially between the two side faces to limit the height of a nozzle slot. The control body is pivoted about a longitudinal axis to adjust the height of the nozzle slot. The control body is a cylindrical body having an oval cross-section and a central axis which is approximately centrically disposed between the floor surface and the top surface and pivoted about its central axis, such that underneath as well as below the control body a nozzle slot is formed, the height of which can be adjusted by pivoting the control body about its central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Paul Wurth S.A.
    Inventors: Patrick Leyser, Christian Cortina, Guy Kerschenmeyer
  • Patent number: 7360721
    Abstract: In order to achieve a particularly simple construction which is, in particular, easy to assemble in the case of a nozzle assembly for a high-pressure cleaning device with a low-pressure nozzle, a high-pressure nozzle arranged in it, a spray lance which bears a sealing pipe connection insertable into the high-pressure nozzle, a bypass surrounding the high-pressure nozzle and leading to the low-pressure nozzle and displacement elements which alter the distance between the sealing pipe connection and the high-pressure nozzle in such a manner that the sealing pipe connection abuts sealingly on the high-pressure nozzle in a high-pressure position and, as a result, interrupts the connection from the spray lance to the bypass whereas, in a low-pressure position, the sealing pipe connection is at a distance from the high-pressure nozzle and, as a result, releases the connection from the spray lance to the bypass, it is suggested that the spray lance bear a pot-shaped housing which surrounds the sealing pipe connectio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Alfred Kaercher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Hofer
  • Patent number: 7325754
    Abstract: In a shower nozzle of the present invention, a holding portion (1a) having a water flow passage communicating with a hot/cold water inlet formed therein and a water spraying portion (1b) having a plurality of water passing holes provided therein are connected to each other through an open/close valve (6) detachably disposed at one end portion of the holding portion (1a) or the water spraying portion (1b) to form a nozzle body (1c) and a push button (12) for performing the open/close operation of the open/close valve is detachably fitted to the other end of the water spraying portion (1b), whereby water can be jetted and stopped by merely pressing the push button from above in a state of the shower nozzle locked to a shower hook to increase an operability, and the shower nozzle can be easily converted into a type not having a water jetting and stopping function or a type having the water jetting and stopping function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyo Mukai
  • Publication number: 20080017735
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shifting device of multifunction shower head combined into the cavity of the shower head typically comprised of a shifting button, a radius bar, a swing arm, a coupled gear and division gear; wherein one end of said radius bar is extended out the shower head via a through-hole to fix with a shifting button, the another end has a pilot pin; said swing arm is fixed on the shaft of the coupled gear with one end, the other side is possessed of a slot guide for connecting with said pilot pin of said radius bar; said gearing coupled and division gears are located on the cavity of the shower head via their shaft respectively; said division gear closing on the outlet of the main body has several dividing holes coordinating to the outlet of the main body, to rotate said division gear relative to the outlet of main body can carry out shifting spraying state. The device makes the shifting operation easy and save labor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Huasong ZHOU
  • Patent number: 7303152
    Abstract: A specialized nozzle assembly that dispenses spray patterns of varying textures, e.g., coarse or fine particles; for use in an aerosol system for applying a spray texture material to a wall or like supporting structure. The nozzle assembly includes an elongated passageway and a generally cone-shaped member attached thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: John R. Woods
  • Patent number: 7258285
    Abstract: An adjustable nozzle comprising a nozzle body with an inlet, an outlet, and a passageway having a smooth bore extending between the inlet and the outlet. The passageway has an inner dimension transverse to the central axis of the nozzle and a compressible wall wherein the inner dimension is adjustable to adjust the flow rate through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Combs, Todd Lozier
  • Patent number: 7243863
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shower head containing a cup-like housing (1) that, in particular, is injection molded out of plastic. The cup bottom has an opening (3) for placing a connection element (4) therethrough. A spray disk element (7) is to the housing and can be joined to said housing (1) by means of a simple plugging-in, snapping-in or turning. The shower head is comprised of two parts and, optionally, of a separate seal (8, 15, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventor: Guenter Glunk
  • Patent number: 7216820
    Abstract: A faucet spray head includes a diverter valve that has a diverter stem constructed and arranged to control water flow patterns. The stem includes a neck and a head that is larger than the neck. A shell encloses the diverter valve, and the shell has an opening through which the stem extends. A pivot member is coupled to the shell, and a rocker arm is pivotally coupled to the pivot member. The rocker arm has a retention opening, and the retention opening is adapted to slidably receive and retain the head of the stem during assembly of the rocker arm to the pivot member. The rocker arm is attached to the diverter valve in order to actuate the valve. The spray head includes lock pins that are configured to engage a lock insert that is secured to a spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Alfred C. Nelson, Jeffrey L. Moore
  • Patent number: 7140559
    Abstract: A spraying device such as an atomizer mounted to a painting robot of an installation for the serial spraying of work pieces contains both the color change valve arrangement and a metering pump located between the color changer and the spray head. The metering pump is preferably a valveless rotary piston pump, and for the color changer a suitably miniaturized arrangement and construction for the valve assemblies is preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Behr Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Stefano Giulano
  • Patent number: 7134614
    Abstract: A hand-held sprayer for bathroom capable of solving such a problem that an installation space for a sprayer is required at one corner of a bathroom, wherein a flow passage is formed in a casing (1), a spray nozzle (39) is connected to the tip of the flow passage, and the tip of the spray nozzle (39) is projected from the casing (1), whereby the conventional sprayer can be eliminated by fitting the hand-held sprayer to the feed water means of existing shower equipment (S), i.e., to the tip of a flexible tube (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventors: Haru Miyake, Takamura Miyake
  • Patent number: 6994277
    Abstract: An accessory is easily attached to a faucet and is easily manipulated to increase the pressure of water flowing from the faucet. The accessory includes two plates, one of which is movable relative to the other one. Each plate has a plurality of water flow holes through which water from the faucet can flow. In one position, water from the faucet will flow through only one hole, thereby having a high pressure; while in a second position, water can flow through a plurality of holes thereby having a lower pressure. A handle is provided to move one plate with respect to the other plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventor: Roger A. Barnes
  • Patent number: 6921031
    Abstract: An application head for applying, in a non-contacting way, liquid media to a length of material which is movable relative to the application head. The head includes a housing, a cylinder chamber in the housing, in which cylinder chamber a cylinder slide is rotably drivably supported, and a nozzle for ejecting medium, which nozzle can be controlled by the cylinder slide and extends transversely to the direction of movement of the length of material. The cylinder slide includes a cylindrical surface which, from the inside, can seal supply means leading to the nozzle. The cylinder slide also includes at least one surface groove in the cylindrical surface, which surface groove can be supplied with liquid medium and which, as a function of the rotational position, is able to communicate with the supply means leading to the nozzle. The at least one surface groove includes delimiting edges with a variable gradient relative to the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Wolfgang Puffe
  • Patent number: 6896206
    Abstract: A lawn sprinkler is provided with a nozzle structure including a nozzle piece, a guide seat, and a receptacle. The nozzle piece is fastened to one end of the guide seat. The guide seat is provided at the one end with a fastening portion, a fitting portion, and a leakproof flange located between the fastening portion and the fitting portion. The guide seat is held in the receptacle in such a way that the fitting portion of the guide seat is fitted into an opening of one end of the receptacle, and that the opening of the receptacle is sealed off by the leakproof flange of the guide seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 6863229
    Abstract: Spray head 1 especially for a high-pressure spray gun, comprising a rotary element 3, which is placed in a central body 2 and through which passes a spray nozzle 37, and a seal 4 ensuring leak-tightness between the rotary element 3 and the gun, the rotary element 3 having a circular central part 31 comprising the nozzle 37 and introduced into a lateral aperture 21 of the central body 2, the circular central part 31 being brought, by means of an upward translational movement of the central body 2, into a working position against an inner abutment located at the top of the central body 2, the nozzle 37 placed in the circular part 31 of the rotary element 3 being in the working position above the top of the central body 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: Marcel Leisi
  • Patent number: 6752296
    Abstract: A nozzle cap of a trigger actuated pump sprayer is produced of two different materials using a bi-injection molding process for delimiting the markings on the outer faces of four walls of the cap serving as indicia relating to specific rotative positions of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Calmar Inc.
    Inventors: Steve L. Sweeton, Phillip J. DiMaggio
  • Patent number: 6622947
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a shower head having a tubular shaped housing 12 which extends from the shower water outlet spout 30 over a large portion of the tub. A plurality of water ports 22 are provided between the two distal ends of a tubular housing 12 for dispensing the water spray 14. To maximize the water spray area, each of the water ports 22 is covered with an aerator screen 24 which disperses the water into a stream of droplets simulating a rain shower. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention 10, the tubular shaped housing includes shower ports 36 of various sizes on a slidable inner tubular member 32 providing the user the ability to control the volume of the water dispersed. A positioning member 34 controlled by the user 15 is moved laterally within the tubular housing to cover portions of the apertures 22 so that the volume of water dispersed is thus controlled by the position of the positioning member 34.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Inventor: Joseph Rivera
  • Patent number: 6554213
    Abstract: A sprinkling nozzle structure a fixation body, a hose connecting body, a hand grip, a spout member, and a barrel member. The hose connecting body is fastened to one end of the fixation body. The fixation body is fastened at the other end to the barrel member which is in turn fastened to the spout member. The barrel member is pliable to facilitate the directing of the spout member at a hard-to-reach area which is intended to be washed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20030062426
    Abstract: A shower handset having teats formed in an elastomeric plate wherein positioning of the elastomeric plate behind the spray plate causes the teats to deflect outwardly, the cross-sectional areas of outlet orifices increasing in response to increasing flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: George Richard Gregory, Peter Cauwood, Steve Brace, Peter Georg Laitenberger
  • Patent number: 6378790
    Abstract: A shower head comprising a hollow body connected at one end to a water source, and a face, plate connected at the other end of the hollow body. The face plate includes a plastic substrate having a plurality of circumferential openings and a central opening provided therein. The face plate further has a thermoplastic rubber layer formed on portions of the plastic substrate, including the walls of the plastic substrate circumferential openings. The thermoplastic rubber layer formed on the walls of the plastic substrate circumferential openings includes ridge portions extending away from and circumferentially around the plastic substrate circumferential openings. The shower head further comprises a plurality of plungers connected to a spider, wherein each plastic substrate circumferential opening receives a corresponding plunger and the ridge portions closely surround the plungers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Speakman Company
    Inventors: Graham H. Paterson, Willard A. Denham
  • Patent number: 6357950
    Abstract: A cleaning brush with a variable sprinkling pattern, includes a brush seat, a brush cover having brush hairs, a first slide channel disposed on the brush seat, a first base seat disposed in the first slide channel, outer, middle and inner cylindrical bodies and a second slide channel disposed on the first base seat, a slide block, a rotary switch, a second base seat and a press button disposed on the rotary switch, a resilient member disposed between the second base seat and the press button, a tube body and a sprinkling head. The brush seat is formed with several teeth annularly arranged at intervals. The slide block is engaged with the press button. The second base seat is connected with the sprinkling head disposed on the brush seat. The press button drives the slide block to engage with or disengage from the teeth. The second base seat is disposed on the rotary switch for driving the sprinkling head to change the angle contained by the brush seat and the tube body and vary the sprinkling pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Gordon Chih