And Valve Controlling Flow Patents (Class 239/443)
  • Patent number: 10413916
    Abstract: A multi-function shower head for automatically adjusting a water flow spray pattern upon interrupting water flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Robert W. Bruce
  • Patent number: 10123659
    Abstract: A rotary switch valve has a main body with a division board hermetically set in a sleeve body and the sleeve body and has a water inlet and two water outlets, a let-off pipe rotationally joined to the back of the sleeve body and connected to the back cavity, and a water division plate which is rotationally set in the sleeve body to rotate between the first and second position and is fixed to the let-off pipe to rotate along the let-off pipe to connect or cut off the water outlet in the first water outlet or the second water outlet. The shower group with the rotary switch valve has an arm tube, a rain shower connected to the first water outlet and a head shower connected to the second water outlet. The head shower water outlets and the rain shower can be switched by rotating the let-off pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Tianyu Chen, Ziguang Liu, Qingshuang Li
  • Patent number: 9644643
    Abstract: A three stream aspirator includes an upstream passage for receiving and discharging a motivator stream, a low pressure passage for receiving and discharging a low pressure stream, and a Venturi for receiving and discharging the motivator stream and for drawing the low pressure stream through the low pressure passage. The aspirator body also includes a mixing passage for receiving and mixing the motivator stream and the low pressure stream, and a first aspirator outlet, located at the end of the mixing passage, configured to discharge the mixed stream from the aspirator. The aspirator body further includes an isolated passage for receiving a high pressure stream, wherein the high pressure stream is isolated from any other stream while within the aspirator; and a second aspirator outlet, adjacent to the first aspirator outlet, from which the high pressure stream is discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Bizzarro
  • Patent number: 9636694
    Abstract: A showerhead including a handle portion, a showerhead portion, a water supply connector, and a moveable mode selector positioned about and sealed with respect to the water supply connector. The moveable mode selector includes a fluid tight chamber; an inlet aperture aligned with the first fluid outlet to provide fluid communication between the fluid passage and the chamber; and two or more outlet apertures respectively and selectively alignable with the two or more second fluid inlets to provide fluid communication between the chamber and the two or more second fluid channels. Movement of the mode selector selectively aligns one of the two or more outlet apertures with a corresponding one of the two or more second fluid inlets while maintaining fluid communication between the inlet aperture and the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 9630191
    Abstract: A spray structure of a water spray gun is formed on a surface cover of the water spray gun. The surface cover is formed with a plurality of spray orifices. The inner side of the surface cover is formed with annular flanges each corresponding to the edge of each spray orifice. Each flange is formed with a tangential opening. The surface cover of the present invention is formed with the tangential opening instead of the inclined opening of the water distribution member of the prior art. When the water flows to the tangential opening and then enters the flange to be rotated and sprayed out through the spray orifices. The tangential opening of the present invention is flat and smooth and won't be blocked. The water spray gun won't be damaged easily and has a long service life. The cost is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ZHANGZHOU LEYUAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen Li Kuo
  • Patent number: 9421558
    Abstract: A massage water outlet mechanism has a rotor component and an annular outlet cavity, which is disposed with a bottom wall with several spaced outlet holes. The outlet cavity has a rotor component, which can slide along the outlet cavity. The rotor component includes several rotors which close the outlet holes in cycles. The rotor includes a close plate and a connection plate, the rear portion of the bottom surface of the connection plate is fixed to the front portion of the top surface of the close plate, the top surface of the close plate is disposed with a pivot shaft, the connection plate is disposed with a pivot hole; in each two adjacent rotors, the connection plate of the latter rotor is contacted on the close plate of the previous rotor, and the pivot hole of the latter rotor is sleeved on the pivot shaft of the previous rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Wenxing Chen, Denghui Bai, Qingshuang Li
  • Patent number: 9291018
    Abstract: Systems and methods to inhibit packoff events during downhole assembly motion within a wellbore comprise a downhole assembly that includes an energy-storing structure that defines a charged state and a discharged state and is configured to generate a motive force upon transitioning from the charged state to the discharged state. A fluidizing stream is generated with the motive force from the energy-storing structure which emits the fluidizing stream from the downhole assembly to fluidize a portion of a cuttings bed that may be within the wellbore and proximal to the downhole assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Lillard Eugene Korn, Jr., Pietro Valsecchi
  • Patent number: 9266125
    Abstract: A firefighting nozzle is provided with a relief valve assembly that opens to discharge a fine spray or “curtain” of liquid extending 360° around the nozzle, thus cooling off the nozzle operator and the surrounding area, while at the same preventing dangerous pressure build-up in the nozzle. In a preferred embodiment, the relief valve assembly comprises a housing having a substantially cylindrical side wall defining a bore. A tubular sleeve divides the bore into two parts: a cylindrical inner passage defining the primary flow path for liquid traveling through the nozzle; and an annular space defining a valve chamber. A plurality of relief ports is formed in a 360° degree pattern around the side wall of housing, each relief port defining a secondary flow path extending substantially perpendicularly to the primary flow path. An annular plug is mounted for sliding movement on the inner sleeve, from a first position blocking the relief ports to a second position allowing flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: John E. McLoughlin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9227202
    Abstract: A portable shower head with an air inlet cover includes a decorative cover, a middle cover with soft rubber nozzles and a shower head body. Two air holes are provided on the middle cover. An air inlet connector with a hollow water channel is provided in the front part of the cavity of the shower head handle, and on the air inlet connector, air inlet holes are provided. A second inner wall is set in the front part of the cavity of the shower head handle. A front end sealing ring of the air inlet connector seals the second inner wall. A middle sealing ring of the air inlet connector seals a first inner wall of the shower head handle, so as to form the air space. A tail end sealing ring of the air inlet connector seals a water inlet pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SINYU TECHNOLOGY (FUJIAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhangjun Yu
  • Patent number: 9138756
    Abstract: A showerhead or hand shower with spray outlet openings and “x” (x>1) valves that control the inflow of a fluid to the spray outlet openings, wherein each valve can be activated independently of the other valves and comprises a movable valve body by means of which at least a first and a second valve position are realized, and for each of the “x” valves, a pushbutton is arranged to control it, wherein a displacement of the associated valve body takes place upon actuation of one or more pushbuttons, a control element is provided via which, when the same pushbutton or the same pushbuttons are actuated, the position of the associated valve body in the second valve position is secured and/or all other valve bodies whose associated pushbutton is not actuated are reset to the first valve position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Grohe AG
    Inventor: Claudia Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9138755
    Abstract: A showerhead or hand shower with spray outlet openings and at least one valve that controls the inflow of a fluid to the spray outlet openings, wherein the valve comprises a movable valve body via which at least a first and a second valve position are realized. A pushbutton is arranged for controlling the valve and provision is made to provide at least one additional valve for controlling the inflow of a second fluid, which valve is coupled to the at least one valve and is controlled or actuated substantially simultaneously with it through its associated pushbutton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Grohe AG
    Inventor: Claudia Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9095860
    Abstract: A shower with electronic touch control of waterway switch, has a fixing seat, a power generation mechanism, an effluent unit and a control unit. The fixing seat has a main waterway connecting to the water source and at least two branch waterways, and each the branch waterway is connected to the main waterway through a magnetic valve. The power generation mechanism is fixed in the fixing seat. The effluent unit is fixed to the fixing seat and has effluent functions corresponding to each of the branch waterways. The control unit comprises a circuit board fixed in the fixing seat and a touch panel fixed outside the fixing seat, and the circuit is connected to the power generation mechanism, and the circuit board is connected to the touch panel, and the circuit board is connected to the three magnetic valves with signals to control the magnetic valves with the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignees: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Xianguo Zou, Jianmin Chen
  • Patent number: 9080413
    Abstract: A nozzle apparatus that can be inserted downhole into a well casing has an attachment component at an open end of a hollow cylinder that is in communication with a pressurized liquid supply source. The hollow cylinder extends from the attachment component and has a closed end. A plurality of apertures extend from an interior surface of the hollow cylinder to an outer surface of the hollow cylinder sides. The outer surface of the nozzle cylinder can be uneven. The outer surface of the nozzle cylinder can have an unequal radius. The nozzle surface can contain bypass slits. In one embodiment the nozzle can have a threaded attachment component at the bottom. A scraper or other cleaning device can be attached to the threaded component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: James Randall Winnon
  • Patent number: 9033261
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Hexian Cai, Jianmin Chen, Bin Chen
  • Publication number: 20150115064
    Abstract: A shower system includes a top sprayer with at least two water types and a hand shower. The top sprayer is disposed with an inlet waterway to connect to the water source and first diversion waterways corresponding to the water types one by one; wherein the top sprayer is further disposed with a second diversion waterway, the hand shower is connected to the second diversion waterway by an external flexible pipe; the top sprayer is disposed with a switch mechanism, the switch mechanism is cooperated to the inlet waterway, the first diversion waterways and the second diversion waterway to switch the waterways, thus switching any diversion waterway to connect to the inlet waterway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yulin WU, Wenbin FAN, Bin CAO, Huasong ZHOU
  • Patent number: 8967497
    Abstract: A handheld showerhead including a showerhead portion, a handle portion, and a movable mode selector portion. The mode selector portion includes a rotationally-fixed first end coupling and a rotationally-fixed second end coupling, which is concentrically aligned with the first end coupling, and a rotatable control knob body. The movable mode selector includes a fluid seal coupled to the rotatable knob body, the first fluid seal including at least one fluid control aperture. The second end coupling also includes a fluid inlet aperture and a fluid outlet aperture. The inlet aperture is in fluid communication with a fluid supply, and the outlet aperture is in fluid communication with the control knob body. A second fluid seal is positioned between the second end coupling and the control knob body. A single mechanical fastener axially couples the control knob body to the first end coupling and the second end coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 8955773
    Abstract: An improved spray nozzle assembly for use in a steam desuperheating device that is adapted to spray cooling water into a flow of superheated steam. The nozzle assembly is of simple construction with relatively few components, and thus requires a minimal amount of maintenance. In addition, the nozzle assembly is specifically configured to, among other things, prevent thermal shock to prescribed internal structural components thereof, to prevent “sticking” of a valve element thereof, and to create a substantially uniformly distributed spray of cooling water for spraying into a flow of superheated steam in order to reduce the temperature of the steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Control Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Allen Lee Watson, Raymond Richard Newton, Stephen Gerald Freitas, Kevin Naziri
  • Patent number: 8931717
    Abstract: An improved spray nozzle assembly for use in a steam desuperheating device that is adapted to spray cooling water into a flow of superheated steam. The nozzle assembly is of simple construction with relatively few components, and thus requires a minimal amount of maintenance. In addition, the nozzle assembly is specifically configured to, among other things, prevent thermal shock to prescribed internal structural components thereof, to prevent “sticking” of a valve element thereof, and to create a substantially uniformly distributed spray of cooling water for spraying into a flow of superheated steam in order to reduce the temperature of the steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Control Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Allen Lee Watson, Raymond Richard Newton, Stephen Gerald Freitas, Kevin Naziri
  • Patent number: 8919676
    Abstract: An agricultural sprayer includes a spray boom equipped with a plurality of spray heads, with each head having a body defining a cavity located in fluid communication with a fluid inlet and an array of four outlets leading to four nozzles respectively having different flow rates. A nozzle-select control member is mounted for rotation in the cavity and includes a fluid passage arrangement for establishing fluid connections between the inlet and different ones or combinations of the four nozzles as the control member is rotated among preselected discrete positions by an electric stepper motor, with the stepper motor being controlled in response to vehicle speed so that the spray tip capacity decreases for effecting a constant application rate as the vehicle speed decreases from a maximum permitted speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Travis G. Funseth, David S. Mercer, Richard A. Humpal
  • Patent number: 8915455
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a massage shower that can achieve the dynamic switch of the water flow, it comprises a hollow essential body, a oblique water body, a impeller that is under the said oblique water body, a face cover component that has the effluent holes and a moving plate used to switch the effluent holes of different areas in the face cover component, the said impeller and the said moving plate are connected through a differential gearing transmission retarding mechanism. The said massage shower can achieve the dynamic switch of different effluent holes on the face cover of the shower during the using process, and achieve excellent massage effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Ziguang Liu, Jianmin Chen
  • Publication number: 20140346255
    Abstract: A concealed top cover-type shower head, the shower head comprises a shower head body; an inlet base; a water diversion mechanism, the relative rotation of the water diversion mechanism and the inlet base makes the plurality of diversion waterways switched to connect to the water inlet holes, each set of which are annularly arranged with intervals and respectively connected to the diversion waterways; and a decorative cover, which is covered part or whole of the top cover and is rotatably assembled to the shower head body, the external periphery of the decorative cover and the external periphery of the inlet base are fixed together by an assembly component, the decorative cover is disposed with large throughout holes, the relative rotation of the decorative cover and the top cover makes the plurality sets of the outlet nozzles switched to correspond to the large throughout holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Donghai Chen, Jianmin Chen, Zhicong Lin
  • Patent number: 8876025
    Abstract: A showerhead operable to reduce water consumption configured to detect the presence of an individual within the spray pattern of water exiting the showerhead. The showerhead further includes a housing having an internal volume that is configured to receive and discharge water. A sensor is integrally mounted to the discharge surface of the housing and is operable to detect either the presence or absence of an individual within the spray pattern of water. A valve is disposed within the housing and is operable to control the water volume exiting the housing. The showerhead being operable to discharge substantially all of the water volume available thereto upon the detection of an individual within the spray pattern and further being operable to discharge a water volume that is less than the water volume available thereto to upon detection of an absence of an individual within the spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: MJ Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Mary Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20140319248
    Abstract: A shower head has a jet disc having fluid passage channels and a control disc arranged so as to be rotatably movable relative to the jet disc. The control disc has a control slot pattern by which the fluid passage channels are opened up or blocked individually or group-wise depending on the control disc rotary position. The control slot pattern and the fluid passage channels are matched to one another such that, in the event of rotation of the control disc, successively at least two different jet patterns are obtained for a fluid jet exiting from the jet disc. A manually operable blocking mechanism can selectively enable or block the control disc rotary movement in at least one blocking position which corresponds to an associated jet pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Hansgrohe SE
    Inventor: Ulrich Kinle
  • Patent number: 8869833
    Abstract: A water diverter assembly is provided. The water diverter assembly includes a valve and a selecting mechanism. The selecting mechanism permits adjustment of the valve. Such adjustment can selectively direct a flow of filtered water or a flow of unfiltered water through the valve. The water diverter assembly also includes an auxiliary filtered water connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Timothy Scott Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8849468
    Abstract: A method of optimizing water applications of a center pivot irrigation system. The field is mapped to determine the yield potentials of various parts of the field. The field map is divided into sectors or zones and the yield potentials of those sectors or zones are determined. The number of sectors or zones to be irrigated is dependent upon the water flow available to the irrigation system. Only those sectors or zones which can receive adequate irrigating water to achieve the predetermined water application depth will be irrigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cropmetrics, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Abts, Nick Emanuel
  • Patent number: 8827188
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for distributing fluid are disclosed. Fluid is received in an opening of a body, and at least some of the fluid is distributed to a first conduit in communication with a first outlet of a first discharge element coupled to said body. At least some of the fluid received in the opening is selectively distributed to a second conduit in communication with a second outlet of a second discharge element couplable to at least one of the body and the first discharge element in response to coupling and decoupling of the second discharge element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jacob Kobelt
  • Patent number: 8770494
    Abstract: A decoking tool includes a tool body, a diverter plate, a diverter body, a plurality of flow paths and a shifting apparatus. The plurality of flow paths may include a clearing flow path, a cutting flow path and a boring flow path each having a nozzle. The nozzle that terminates the clearing flow path can be directed substantially upwards during normal operation. The shifting apparatus can be operatively coupled to the diverter plate and/or the diverter body such that upon operation of the shifting apparatus, the diverter plate and the diverter body rotate relative to one another to substantially align a selection orifice and at least one of a clearing orifice, a cutting orifice and a boring orifice to establish fluid communication between the fluid inlet and the respective nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Flowserve Management Company
    Inventor: Daniel O. Arzuaga
  • Patent number: 8757518
    Abstract: A water-saving valve assembly has a base, a control valve device and a buffer device. The control valve device is mounted in the base. The water-saving valve assembly is mounted on an exit of a water pipe. Users can control the flowing out or stopping of water in the water pipe via the control valve device. The buffer device provides a gradual effect of switching off and can effectively reduce positive and negative pressure waves generated in the water pipe. Noises and damage to the water pipe are also prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Highplus International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hung Kao, Yu-Yueh Kao
  • Patent number: 8757517
    Abstract: A showerhead having a plurality of spray modes including a manifold defining a plurality of mode apertures, a front channel plate, a rear channel plate, and a radial mode changer. The front channel plate includes a plurality of front plate partitions connected to an exterior surface of the manifold. The front plate partitions define at least two channels, each channel of the at least two channels corresponds to one of the plurality of spray modes. The mode apertures in the manifold provide fluid communication between the manifold and the at least two channels. The rear channel plate encloses the at least two channels to form at least two chambers. When the radial mode changer is rotated, one or more of the ports of the radial mode changer is aligned with one or more of the mode apertures, and water flows through the radial mode changer into one of the chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl T. Whitaker, Leland C. Leber, Brian Randall Williams
  • Patent number: 8720799
    Abstract: A shower head hanger includes a three-way pipe, a bracket, a face lid, and a rotation valve. The three-way pipe has a rear end which is fixed to a wall. The three-way pipe has a lower end which is connected with a shower head through a tube. The three-way pipe has a front end which is in a forked shape to receive the bracket therein. The shower head is hanged on the bracket. The face lid is located at the front end of the three-way pipe. The three-way pipe has a side wall formed with a valve hole to receive the rotation valve which is used to control communication of the rear end, the front end and the lower end. The shower head hanger of the present invention provides a multi-outflow function for the user to take a shower in a different way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Huei-Chun Tseng
  • Patent number: 8708255
    Abstract: A shower attachment which can be adjusted about a joint is proposed. The shower attachment comprises in one shower-attachment housing two water guides with in each case one outlet option. A changeover device can be used to change over between the two water guides. The changeover device comprises a valve having a valve closing body. In order to actuate the changeover device, an actuating element is provided on the shower-attachment housing and can be adjusted in two opposite directions relative to the shower-attachment housing. The two adjusting directions of the actuating element are at the same time directions which lead to a pivoting of the shower attachment about the joint axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hansgrohe SE
    Inventor: Guido Steffens
  • Patent number: 8695897
    Abstract: A handheld showerhead assembly is provided which provides for a plurality of spray patterns. In a preferred embodiment, the showerhead assembly provides for four spray patterns including an oval shaped spray pattern. The showerhead is rotatably attached to the handle so that the showerhead can be rotated relative to the handle without altering spray patterns, other than their orientation. Furthermore, the handheld shower assembly includes a push button controller located within the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Ray Engel
  • Publication number: 20140054398
    Abstract: A shower fixture is provided that includes a fixed fluid dispensing unit and a removable fluid dispensing unit releasably secured to a receptacle therefor associated with the fixed dispensing unit such that the fixed dispensing unit and removable dispensing unit in a secured relationship form an integral dispensing face. A fluid supply provides selective communication with a front mounted diverter control interface for directing fluid flow to at least one of the fixed and removable fluid dispensing units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: SIDUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mordechai Lev
  • Patent number: 8632023
    Abstract: A shower head includes a push-button operated rotatable valve having a plurality of positions including; a first position in which the shower head allows water to flow to a first function, a second position radially offset from the first position in which the shower head allows water to flow to a second function, a third position radially offset from the first position and the second position and to the first position, in which the shower head allows water to flow trickle through the shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Michael Miller, James Wu, Alex Wu, Cewen Yang
  • Publication number: 20140008464
    Abstract: A shower has a fixed unit and an outlet unit. The fixed unit is disposed with an inlet waterway and, the outlet unit is disposed with a first outlet cavity to connect to the inlet waterway and several first outlet nozzles, which are connected to the first outlet cavity. Each of the first outlet nozzles is assembled with a diverter in interference fit way inside, the external revolution surface of the diverter is disposed with side grooves, each side groove is disposed with an oblique groove to make the water flowing of the first outlet cavity rotated when the water flowing is entered into the diverter, the diverter is disposed with centre holes throughout along the axis; the first outlet cavity is disposed with a moving plate inside; the outlet unit is connected to the fixed unit in rotating way, the plate can move between a first and second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Wei Zhang, Jianmin chen, Yangwang Liu
  • Patent number: 8616470
    Abstract: A showerhead system includes an arm structure adapted to couple to a water pipe to receive water flow therefrom. The arm structure includes a first fluid conduit, a second fluid conduit, and a mode selector operatively coupled to the first fluid conduit and the second fluid conduit. The mode selector transitions between a first setting to direct water flow from a first chamber to a second chamber positioned below the first chamber and a second setting to direct water flow from the first chamber to a third chamber positioned below the first chamber. The second chamber is in fluid communication with the first fluid conduit and the third chamber is in fluid communication with the second fluid conduit. The showerhead system further includes a spray head configured to distribute the water from at least one of the first and second the fluid conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian R. Williams
  • Patent number: 8584972
    Abstract: A handheld showerhead includes a showerhead portion and a handle portion. The showerhead portion includes a plurality of nozzles. At least two fluid channels are defined in part by at least two walls that are adjacent and parallel to each other and a curved wall that extends between edges of the at least two walls. A base wall is operably associated with the at least two walls and defines two or more fluid channel inlets each in fluid communication with a respective one of the two more fluid channels. The handle portion is operatively associated with the showerhead portion, and includes at least one of a fluid inlet and a fluid passage, and including a rotatable mode selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 8573512
    Abstract: A handheld water discharging device contains a housing; a water supplying pipe fixed in the housing and including a valve holder and a discharge assembly; wherein the valve holder includes an inlet room, a distributing room, a peripheral flowing room, a central flowing room, and a groove; the distributing room includes a plurality of ratchet blocks; the discharge assembly is fixed at the groove and includes a first outflow member and a second outflow member; a valve core displaces in the distributing room and includes a first closing segment; a resilient element is used to push the valve core downward; a positioning member is fixed in the distributing room and includes a biasing portion, a number of engagement teeth, and a stem; a button element serves as to push the positioning member upward properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Xiaodi Hu
  • Publication number: 20130283520
    Abstract: A shower system with a wall connection, a conduit connected thereto to connect the wall connection to a changeover device, and an overhead shower head and a hand shower to which water can be supplied via the changeover device. A first flow restrictor with a first flow restriction is disposed in an area of the wall connection and a second and third flow restrictor are disposed in an area of the overhead shower head and hand shower in a series connection. In the area of the changeover device at least one fourth flow restrictor with at least one second flow restriction is provided and the changeover device provides at least one first direct line connection between the wall connection and at least the overhead shower head or hand shower and a second indirect line connection with a series connection of the fourth flow restrictor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Grohe AG
    Inventor: Michael SCHULTE
  • Patent number: 8550383
    Abstract: Directional spray heads on each side of each tower over the wheels spray water behind the trailing wheel and not in front of the wheels. A control box activates the direction of travel of the wheels at the towers through a tower box at each tower. Solenoids wired to the tower box for switching power alternately to each wheel, switch the water flow via the solenoids to directional spray sprinklers spraying behind the trailing wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Ryan Layne McConnell
  • Publication number: 20130221131
    Abstract: A sanitary fitting having an outlet contains an outlet end which is formed in a substantially tubular manner. In this tubular end there is arranged a shut-off valve having a cartridge, water flowing through the centre of said shut-off valve. A rotary shaft serves to rotate and thus actuate the valve cartridge. The rotary shaft is arranged and mounted inside a mounting sleeve which contains an outlet element at its outlet-side end. An external sleeve, which forms a flush continuation of the fitting housing, serves to rotate the rotary shaft. The sleeve is connected to the rotary shaft by a radial pin which engages through an arcuate slot that extends in the circumferential direction. When the sleeve is rotated, the position and setting of the outlet element remains the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: HANSGROHE SE
    Inventor: HANSGROHE SE
  • Patent number: 8490896
    Abstract: A garden sprayer includes: comprises a main body, a spray head, a control valve set, a pressing handle and a fastening device. The fastening device is pivoted on the main body adjacent to the pressing handle. The fastening device has at least two brackets and a pressing rod connecting the two brackets. The pressing rod of the fastening device pushes against the third locking edge of the pressing handle to hold down the pressing handle for a constant water flow without the pressing handle needing to be pressed by the user. When the pressing handle is held down, the cover of the spray head can be rotated to adjust a gap between the spraying aperture of the cover and the head portion to adjust the water flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8479772
    Abstract: A diverter valve receives fluid from an inlet port. A camshaft is rotated within a housing to slide a cam follower along an axis to regulate fluid flow to an outlet port when the camshaft is rotated. The housing provides an inlet port and first and second outlet ports. The camshaft includes a cam lobe that is offset relative to a rotational axis of the camshaft. The cam follower is supported on the cam lobe and is movable along a longitudinal axis to selectively block at least one of the first and second ports. In one embodiment, first and second cam followers are used to selectively block outlet ports that are arranged approximately 90 degrees from one another. The first and second cam followers move in first and second directions transverse to one another. In another embodiment, a single cam follower is used to regulate flow through two outlet ports that are arranged approximately 180 degrees from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: John E. Petrovic, Peter Dabrowski
  • Patent number: 8459573
    Abstract: A fluid effects apparatus for producing a water display or show. The apparatus includes a base with a center point gimbal mechanism and a fluid outlet manifold with an inlet for receiving fluid. The fluid outlet manifold is pivotally supported upon the center point gimbal mechanism and includes a nozzle manifold with a pivotally mounted nozzle for dispersing the received fluid and a nozzle drive assembly coupled to the nozzle that selectively rotates the nozzle about its rotation axis. The drive assembly includes a motor mounted to pivot with the fluid outlet manifold upon the center point gimbal. The drive assembly includes an output drive element of the motor that is coupled to the nozzle to selectively rotate the nozzle. The nozzle manifold includes a second nozzle and switching means for selectively directing the received fluid to one of the two nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Evelyn S. Wiseman, Theodore R. Carlsson, Jennifer Magill, Michael A. Layman, William T. Slusser, Jason A. Badger, Matthew A. Cotter, Charles P. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130140381
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a rotary switch outlet mechanism, it comprises a fixed unit, a switch unit and two outlet terminals, the fixed unit is provided with an inlet that is communicated with the water resource ever-lasting and a second outlet, the first outlet terminal is connected to the fixed unit in a rotating manner and is provided with a first outlet, and the second outlet terminal is communicated with the second outlet, and the first outlet terminal is linked to the switch unit and is provided with two locating position with the fixed unit, water comes out of the first outlet terminal when it is at the first position, water comes out of the second outlet terminal when it is at the second position. The present rotary switch outlet mechanism achieves simple structure, bigger operating surface, easier assembly, multiple functions and more convenient and faster switching process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicants: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Fuli Guo, Haisong Peng
  • Publication number: 20130119159
    Abstract: A showerhead having a plurality of spray modes including a manifold defining a plurality of mode apertures, a front channel plate, a rear channel plate, and a radial mode changer. The front channel plate includes a plurality of front plate partitions connected to an exterior surface of the manifold. The front plate partitions define at least two channels, each channel of the at least two channels corresponds to one of the plurality of spray modes. The mode apertures in the manifold provide fluid communication between the manifold and the at least two channels. The rear channel plate encloses the at least two channels to form at least two chambers. When the radial mode changer is rotated, one or more of the ports of the radial mode changer is aligned with one or more of the mode apertures, and water flows through the radial mode changer into one of the chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventor: WATER PIK, INC.
  • Patent number: 8424569
    Abstract: An electronic faucet includes a spout assembly having a sensor configured to control the flow of water therethrough in response to the position of a spray head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Garry Robin Marty, Jeffrey Lee Moore, Timothy Jay Sailors, Jr., Patrick B. Jonte
  • Patent number: 8424779
    Abstract: The invention discloses a vivid water bloom shower. An electric generator, a control circuit board and at least one electromagnetic valve are arranged in the seal area of the vivid water bloom shower, the electric generator and the electromagnetic valve are respectively electrically connected with the control circuit board; a water inlet passage, at least one normal water outlet passage and at least one rhythm water outlet passage are arranged in the water passage of the vivid water bloom shower, and the electromagnetic valve is arranged between one water inlet passage and one rhythm water outlet passage. Controlled by the control circuit board, the vivid water bloom shower can adjust water currents along with the music rhythm, thereby enabling a user to enjoy the simulated vivid scenery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Renzhong Li
  • Patent number: 8376248
    Abstract: The disclosure provides faucets, faucet assemblies and methods for delivering liquid through a faucet. The faucet includes a faucet body having a first open end configured for connection with a faucet base, a second open end for receiving a faucet handle, and a faucet body portion having an opening therein. The faucet body has an inner wall defining a passage extending therethrough. The faucet also includes a faucet handle and a spray handle having a first end section and a sprayer end section. The first end section is configured to be detachably connected to the faucet body portion, and the spray handle has an inner wall and a passage extending therethrough which is in open communication with the passage through the faucet body. The faucet also has a hose connection that can receive a hose for delivering liquid to the spray handle. The hose connection may be in the sprayer end section of the spray handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: AS IP Holdco, L.L.C.
    Inventors: David J. Meisner, Walter Pitsch, Jianglin Yan
  • Patent number: RE45263
    Abstract: A rotating stream sprinkler including a rotor plate supported on one end of a shaft for rotation, in an operative mode, relative to the shaft; a nozzle located along the shaft upstream of the rotor plate; the rotor plate formed with a chamber and one end of the shaft has a stator fixed thereto within the chamber, the fluid chamber at least partially filled with a viscous fluid; and wherein the chamber is at least partially closed at an upper end thereof by a rotor cap plate; and further wherein an underside of the rotor cap plate is provided with a first plurality of teeth and an upper surface of the stator is provided with a second plurality of mating teeth adapted to engage the first plurality of teeth to enable rotation of the rotor plate with the shaft in the adjustment mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hunter Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: George Sesser