Deflector Movably Or Removably Mounted Relative To Outlet Patents (Class 239/505)
  • Patent number: 10688514
    Abstract: Control method and apparatus for a manual spray gun includes display that is disposed on the spray gun and that provides information to an operator about one or more coating operation parameters. An auxiliary trigger may be used that enables an operator to makes selections of one or more coating operation parameters. The display and auxiliary trigger together permit an operator to make selections without having to divert attention or field of view away from the spray gun or the coating area, especially during a coating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Mather, Jeffrey A. Perkins
  • Patent number: 10472738
    Abstract: A method for producing a flame-proofed fiber by performing a flame-proofing treatment on a carbon-fiber precursor fiber bundle with a heat treatment furnace including a gas supply blowout nozzle, including: a nozzle body including an inclined plate that guides a gas flowing straightly from a gas inlet port to a rectification board; and the rectification board which rectifies the flow of the gas to blow out toward a yarn from a gas outlet port, where a gas introduction direction in the nozzle is different from a gas blowing out direction, a gas guiding zone is between the inclined plate and the rectification board and includes a guide plate in a space between the gas inlet port and the rectification board and divides the gas supplied from the inlet port into two or more streams, and at least one of between the inclined plate and the guide plate or between the guide plates, an upstream passage width W1 perpendicular to a gas flowing direction inside the gas passage and any downstream passage width W2 satisfy
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Risa Arai, Satoshi Kaji, Atsushi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9808398
    Abstract: A hydrotherapy shuttle jet apparatus that provides for the movement of a movable shuttle wherein the movable shuttle reciprocates back and forth along the center axis of the jet apparatus with the application of pressurized water flow wherein the movable shuttle has a specific shape and size as to move within a cavity in the jet that is held in place through the force of the eddy currents created by the pressurized water flow. The shuttle is able to maintain its position substantially centered on the center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Waterway Plastics
    Inventors: Mike D. Holtsnider, Luis E. Fuentes, Jason W. Hillyard
  • Patent number: 8814064
    Abstract: A nozzle for use with a pressurized water source as typically used in the offshore environment. The nozzle attaches to a hose or fixed work pipe installation and provides a channel through a body, on which is arranged a frusto-conical fluid deflector. Fluid flowing along the channel may impinge upon the fluid deflector and may travel along a surface of the deflector and out of the nozzle in a jet. Various embodiments are described for varying the width of the channel at the deflector to adjusting, a characteristic of the jet and for providing self-cleaning of the nozzle. Further a central channel is described which allows an additional nozzle to be included as are sensors which determine pressure, temperature and the like in the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Optima Solutions UK Limited
    Inventor: Jamie Oag
  • Patent number: 8814065
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Iwano, Toshifumi Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 8807458
    Abstract: A vortex-generating nozzle-end ring includes a body having an outer periphery and an aperture disposed through the body, the aperture defining an inner periphery of the body, the body being adaptable to the end of a nozzle, and at least one tab extending from the inner periphery radially inwardly toward the center of the aperture. In another embodiment, a nozzle includes a housing having a central longitudinal axis having an inlet and an outlet; a vortex-generating nozzle-end ring disposed on the outlet, including a body having an outer periphery and an aperture disposed through the body, the aperture defining an inner periphery of the body, the body being adaptable to the end of nozzle; and at least one tab extending from the inner periphery radially inwardly toward the center of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventor: Hany Abdulrahman M. Al-Ansary
  • Patent number: 8668153
    Abstract: A spray nozzle includes an orifice disposed on a substantially planar discharge surface. An impingement surface is disposed opposite the orifice, the impingement surface forming an angle with a centerline of the orifice. A deflection ridge bridges a gap between the impingement surface and the discharge surface. Adjacent the deflection ridge is a further trough which extends into the impingement surface. The nozzle includes a fluid fitting adapted for providing a pressurized fluid to the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: UDOR U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Les Johnson
  • Patent number: 8657208
    Abstract: A flow gate includes first and second body members, first and second flow control members, and first and second locking mechanisms. The first and second body members operatively attach to and detach from each other. The first and second flow control members adjust between an open position, a closed position, and a plurality of partially opened positions. The first and second locking mechanisms selectively prevent and allow adjustment of the first and second flow control members. The first and second flow control members prevent the flow of material from an associated spreader when both the first and second flow control members are in the closed position, and allow the flow of material from the associated spreader when either the first or the second flow control member is in the opened position or in one of the plurality of partially opened positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Meyer Products, LLC
    Inventors: James A Kost, Andrew L Outcalt
  • Publication number: 20130337720
    Abstract: A deposition apparatus includes a deposition source emitting a deposition material and an angle control member disposed on both sides of the deposition source and controlling an emission direction angle of the deposition material. The angle control member includes a housing having an internal space opened in an emission direction of the deposition material and a sliding member having a first end which is inserted into the internal space and a second end disposed on an emission path of the deposition material. The sliding member is movable forward and backward in the emission direction of the deposition material along the internal space. A method of manufacturing an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display which uses the deposition apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ja-Hyun Im, Byung-Hoon Chun
  • Patent number: 8566975
    Abstract: A faucet control structure includes an outlet head, a switch rod and a valve body. The outlet head is provided therein with a through-hole, a downward outlet end and an inlet chamber. The outlet end and the inlet chamber are separated by the through-hole. One end of the switch rod is enlarged to form a pulling head, and the other end is provided with a restricting groove. The valve body has a partitioning plate whose front surface is provided with two clamping claws. An inverted U-shaped flexible piece is integrally formed atop the valve body. Both sides of the flexible piece are provided with a bending section respectively. The bending sections provide a force for supporting the valve body when the valve body is compressed by an external force, and provide a restoring force to the valve body after the external force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hsue Sam Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Tsung Lin
  • 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: 8376249
    Abstract: A movable structure of a faucet outlet including a faucet body, a connecting tube, a switching valve stick, a valve unit, a water outlet head and a cover, wherein the faucet body has a water channel in front of an inner space therein and a water outlet with a downward opening. A converging space at the faucet body has a board and a positioning hole. The water outlet head is an elongated and hollow body where a plurality of separation boards are formed to generate a plurality of water outlet channels, and a connecting point is formed at each lateral side of the water outlet channel. The other side of the cover has a sealing surface next to the water channel to securely cover on the water outlet of the cover, and a water-stopping ring is located between the water outlet and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8328112
    Abstract: A spray nozzle includes an orifice disposed on a substantially planar discharge surface. An impingement surface is disposed opposite the orifice, the impingement surface forming an angle with a centerline of the orifice. The angle between the orifice centerline and the surface is less than 90 degrees. A deflection ridge bridges a gap between the impingement surface and the discharge surface. The deflection ridge encompasses a partial circumference of the nozzle. The nozzle includes a fluid fitting adapted for providing a pressurized fluid to the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Les Johnson
  • Patent number: 8297541
    Abstract: Apparatus for reducing dust emissions from particulate commodities such as wheat or coal using a curved loading spoon connected to the discharge from a loading spout. The curved loading spoon turns particulate commodities delivered at a rate above a predetermined delivery velocity against a curved outer wall causing dust arising from the particulate commodities to be re-entrained within the commodities as they are diverted from a straight path by the curvature. Also described are an optional flap designed to rest just above the surface of the commodities stream adjacent the outlet, and a converging duct located upstream of the curve loading spoon and arranged to direct commodities against the curved outer wall adjacent the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Newcastle Research Associates Limited
    Inventors: Alan W. Roberts, Tobias Krull, Stephen J. Wiche, Craig A. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8286895
    Abstract: A high bandwidth multi-stage microjet actuator. The actuator can produce relatively large amplitude flow disturbances over a broad range of frequencies. The disturbance frequency can be varied by altering the geometry of the device, altering the pressure ratio(s) within the device, and combinations of the two. The actuator has many potential applications, including noise abatement for jet aircraft, and flow control over a moving airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Farrukh S. Alvi, Rajan Kumar, John T Solomon
  • Patent number: 8214935
    Abstract: Pop-up fountain embodiments are provided which successfully combine aesthetics, utility and ease of installation and are thus especially suited for installation into spas, hot tubs, pools and the like. Different embodiments include a fountain body and a fountain valve which is slidingly received in the body. The valve terminates in a cap which substantially fills an aperture of the body when the valve is in a quiescent position. Applied water pressure forces the valve into an energized position where the form of the valve directs water laterally in an aesthetically-pleasing pattern. The valve preferably includes a deflector which is arranged below the cap and configured to control and enhance the lateral deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: B & S Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymundo Colin
  • Publication number: 20120032003
    Abstract: A liquid manure spreader includes a hollow housing chamber having a generally cylindrical sidewall, a chamber bottom provided with a pattern of obround outlet openings, an array of outlet tubes connected to receive material through the obround openings and an inlet cover on the housing. The slurry distributor also includes a rotating hollow expeller member to secure and distribute slurry to the obround outlets having a central rotational axis and a plurality of outlet chambers which have cutter blades attached. A hydraulic motor is connected to rotate the expeller in the housing chamber. A cutter plate is mounted to the chamber bottom and has a pattern of obround openings matching that in the chamber bottom that cooperates with the cutter blade to prevent clogging of the outlet openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: BALZER, INC.
    Inventors: Randy M. McMahon, Frank D. Bazzoli, Donald R. Marcy, Ronald J. Veenker
  • Patent number: 8100873
    Abstract: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a porous pad positioned at a tissue site and a canister having a collection chamber, an inlet, and an outlet. The inlet is fluidly connected to the porous pad. A reduced pressure source is fluidly connected to the outlet of the canister to such that fluid from the tissue site may be drawn into the collection chamber. A hydrophobic filter is positioned adjacent the outlet to prevent liquid from exiting the collection chamber through the outlet. A baffle is positioned within the canister to create a tortuous path between the inlet and the outlet to prevent premature blocking of the hydrophobic filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Paul Jaeb, Randall Paul Kelch, Christopher Brian Locke, James Luckemeyer, Terrie Lea McDaniel, Bruce Phillips, Timothy Mark Robinson, Abhay Jaswal, Kevin Higley, Tyler Simmons
  • Patent number: 8006916
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for providing a fluid stream into an environment for cooling purposes are disclosed. Such an apparatus includes a body portion and a nozzle, the nozzle being adapted to direct water into the environment. Such an apparatus may include a body portion having a flow channel defined therein for gas flow therethrough; and, a nozzle operatively disposed within the flow channel; said nozzle adapted to direct a liquid therefrom; wherein the channel and the nozzle are operatively disposed relative to each other so that a gas flowing through the channel and the liquid are combined into a fluid stream directed from the apparatus into the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Metcalf, Carlton E. Brown
  • Patent number: 7900853
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for supplying chemical liquid. The apparatus includes: a plurality of nozzles, each of which can be moved forward or backward and supplies chemical liquid; a nozzle cover which accommodates the nozzles therein and has an open end to allow each of the nozzles to move into or out of the nozzle cover; and a nozzle driver which moves each of the nozzles forward or backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Si-Eun Kim, Kyo-Woog Koo, Keun-Young Park
  • Patent number: 7819339
    Abstract: A self-governing spray apparatus for irrigation or cleaning purposes is provided. A spray nozzle at the end of a moment arm and substantially perpendicular to an axis of rotation creates a reaction torque to distribute a spray by spinning. A hinged member thrust into the spray pattern a centrifugal force caused by the spin deflects a portion of the spray and results in a braking action. An equilibrium angular speed is thereby reached by a self-correcting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: David Douglas Dieziger
  • Patent number: 7806350
    Abstract: A spray nozzle includes a body and a deflector. The body is aligned and connected to the deflector with a fastener. At least one pin can be used to further align the deflector relative to the body. A single mating surface is provided on each of the body and the deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventors: Craig A. Langiewicz, Gilbert Pangburn
  • Publication number: 20100213144
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly and related methods for separating hydrocarbon emulsions in a fluid is provided. The nozzle assembly comprises an impingement plate into which hydrocarbon emulsions are ejected causing large emulsion particles in the fluid to be broken apart upon impact with the plate, thus allowing the various constituent components of the emulsion to be more easily separated. In certain embodiments, impact of the hydrocarbon emulsions into the impingement plate also expose clean surfaces on the various components of the emulsion fluid that can more easily interact with any surfactant that may be mixed with the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Deberry, JR., Craig R. Green
  • Patent number: 7780093
    Abstract: A spray nozzle includes an orifice disposed on a substantially planar discharge surface. An impingement surface is disposed opposite the orifice, the impingement surface forming an angle with a centerline of the orifice. The angle between the orifice centerline and the surface is less than 90 degrees. A deflection ridge bridges a gap between the impingement surface and the discharge surface. The deflection ridge encompasses a partial circumference of the nozzle. The nozzle includes a fluid fitting adapted for providing a pressurized fluid to the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas Les Johnson
  • Patent number: 7770815
    Abstract: Adjustable nozzles are disclosed. Nozzles of the present invention include an adjustable component for controlling the water flow through the nozzle. Instead of disassembling the nozzle, a tool may be used to adjust the adjustable component. For example, the adjustable component may be adjusted longitudinally with respect to the axis of the nozzle or rotationally using the tool, thereby increasing or decreasing the volume, velocity and distance of the water stream exiting the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles T. Green, Jeffrey A. Wichmann
  • Publication number: 20100154689
    Abstract: A head assembly 52, 152 for a pulverized coal nozzle includes removeable wear-resistant inserts having vanes 54, 151, 153. The vanes 54, 151, 153 may be flat or curved to direct a stream of air and pulverized solid fuel particles from the inlet port 60, 160 toward the outlet port 62, 162. The curved vanes 151, 153 curve in two dimensions to evenly distribute the stream of air and pulverized solid fuel away from the outer surfaces reducing wear and corrosion. The pipe elbow has a removable cover 70, 170 that allows for easy access. The vanes are attached to a wear-resistant replaceable liner 185 thus allowing them to be easily removed and replaced. The wear-resistant liner 185 may be made from several parts 187, 189 for ease of removal and replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Daniel J. Adam, Oliver G. Briggs, Jr., Thomas J. Campanelli, Paul M. Colson, Christopher D. Curl, Dai Q. Dau, Wendell H. Mills
  • Publication number: 20100154688
    Abstract: A head assembly 52,152 for a pulverized coal nozzle includes a turning vane 54 or a curved vane 154 disposed within a pipe elbow. The vanes 54,154 are angled relative to the inlet port and the outlet port of the pipe elbow to redirect a stream of air and pulverized solid fuel particles from the inlet port 60,160 toward the outlet port 62,162. The coal rope-breaking vane 56 is pivotable about an axis to adjust an angle of the vanes relative to a stream of air and pulverized solid fuel particles from the inlet port 60,160. An adjustment bar 66 may connect to the vanes 56 and extend outward through the pipe elbow to allow the vanes 56 to be adjusted while the pulverized solid fuel particles flow through the head assembly 52. The pipe elbow may further include inspection ports 68,168 and a removable cover 70,170. The vanes may be attached to the removable cover 70,170 thus allowing them to be easily removed and replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Daniel J. Adam, Oliver G. Briggs, JR., Thomas J. Campanelli, Paul M. Colson, Christopher D. Curl, Dai Q. Dau, Wendell H. Mills
  • Patent number: 7703706
    Abstract: A variable arc sprinkler nozzle is provided for distribution of water through nearly any adjustable arcuate span. The nozzle includes one or more arcuate slots formed by the helical engagement of spiral surfaces of a deflector and a nozzle body. A user may rotate a portion of the nozzle body to select the arcuate span of the one or more slots. A matched precipitation rate feature is adjustable to proportion the amount of water directed to the deflector depending on the extent of the arcuate span. Further, edge fins on the deflector and nozzle body channel water flow at the two edges of the distribution arc to increase the throw radius and to provide fairly uniform water distribution at the edges of the arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventor: Samuel C. Walker
  • Patent number: 7654476
    Abstract: A broadcast spreader with a movable deflector is disclosed. The spreader distributes particulate material by a rotating plate which when operating, always impacts material on the deflector. The deflector and a mounting track prevent dispensing material impacting on a user of the spreader, and when the deflector is extended, also prevent dispensing material distributing to the right side of the spreader. In this way, lawns which abut a driveway or a flowerbed may have material distributed on them without also depositing material on the driveway or flowerbed. Further, the deflector is integral with a port closure panel which automatically reduces, in a proportional manner, the flow of particulate material as the deflector is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Courtney, John Freudenberg, Michael Cavins
  • Patent number: 7644877
    Abstract: This invention finds application in the field of liquid distributing devices, and more particularly relates to a sprinkler head device, for example for use in sprinkler systems for distributing liquids or the like. The device comprises a support body to be removably coupled to a sleeve for connection to an external liquid supply line, a convergent nozzle between the body and the sleeve, and a diverter member downstream from the nozzle for diverting flow and sprinkling fluid out. The device further includes main connection means for removably attaching the nozzle to the support body while preventing any accidental separation thereof upon mutual coupling and uncoupling of the sleeve to the body, thereby allowing fast and easy periodic replacement of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Arno Drechsel
  • Patent number: 7624935
    Abstract: A water distribution plate and diffuser plate assembly for distributing a stream emitted from a sprinkler nozzle includes: a nonrotatable shaft having one end attached to a sprinkler component and an opposite end supporting first and second plates in axially spaced relationship for rotation about the shaft independent of one another. The first plate is axially adjacent the nozzle and formed with plural water distribution grooves shaped and arranged to divide a single primary stream emitted from the nozzle into a plurality of secondary streams. The second plate is downstream of the first plate and formed with plural diffuser elements arranged to be struck by at least some of the secondary streams exiting the first plate. The speed of rotation of one or both plates is slowed by viscous damping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Nelson Irrigation Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Nelson, George L. Sesser, Patrick T. Barry
  • Patent number: 7562833
    Abstract: A sprinkler including a sprinkler head incorporating a nozzle; a spool fixed to the sprinkler head in proximity to the nozzle; a cage assembly loosely mounted on the spool, the assembly including a distribution plate at a first end of the assembly downstream of the nozzle and a first magnet at a second opposite end of the assembly upstream of the spool; a mounting element fixed to the assembly between the first and second ends, an inner edge of the mounting element loosely confined between upper and lower flanges of the spool; and a second magnet fixed to the sprinkler head, axially between the spool and the first magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Nelson Irrigation Corporation
    Inventors: Lee A. Perkins, Craig Nelson
  • Patent number: 7487924
    Abstract: A spray nozzle includes an orifice disposed on a substantially planar discharge surface. An impingement surface is disposed opposite the orifice, the impingement surface forming an angle with a centerline of the orifice. The angle between the orifice centerline and the surface is less than 90 degrees. A deflection ridge bridges a gap between the impingement surface and the discharge surface. The deflection ridge encompasses a partial circumference of the nozzle. The nozzle includes a fluid fitting adapted for providing a pressurized fluid to the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas Les Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090014559
    Abstract: A nozzle for use in dispensing a fluid, such as water or a foaming agent to extinguish a fire, comprises a longitudinal body that comprises a plurality of helical shaped cam paths. The cam paths allow the operator of the nozzle to adjust a flow setting for the nozzle by moving a flow adjustment mechanism that is operatively associated with the cam paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: WATERSHIELD LLC
    Inventor: Robert M. Marino
  • Patent number: 7380734
    Abstract: A manually driven spreader for particulate material has two rotatable plates. The dispersed material from the spreader has an even dispense pattern without unwanted skewing found in prior art spreaders. The spreader covers greater area compared with single plate spreaders. The spreader has features that allow an operator to adjust the ports of the container during operation and also blocking/unblocking the ports without having to let go of the grip of the handle used to push the spreader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: KSAB Golf Equipment AB
    Inventor: Jesper Magnusson
  • Publication number: 20080060824
    Abstract: A cylindrical adapter to a fire nozzle is disclosed which produces not only a forward stream but also at the same time a second rearward directed safety spray cone shaped bubble which encloses the fireman and any persons or property being rescued. This adjustable cone shaped bubble protects the fireman by reducing the radiant heat felt by the fireman as well as dangerous gases. Also is taught a small pipe centered in the cylinder with the purpose to allow a shaft to be inserted therein. This shaft can be used to control the forward stream in future models of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: Charles Howse Partee
  • Patent number: 7320443
    Abstract: An airless atomizing nozzle comprises a tubular body including a bore having an inlet and an outlet; a cylindrical member including a face and a cylindrical delivery channel secured at the outlet, the delivery channel having substantially uniform diameter; and a pin including a target area spaced from and directly over the delivery channel outlet. The delivery channel includes a tapered inlet and an outlet terminating at the face. A method for aligning a target on a pin over an orifice in an airless atomizing nozzle body is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Carel S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luigi Nalini
  • 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: 7267289
    Abstract: A water-deflecting shroud. In one embodiment, the water-defelcting shroud comprises a detachable parabolic shield to confine a rupture from a lint filter disposed within the parabolic shield, the parabolic shield configured to modify the rupture in the direction of the interior of the parabolic shield. A securing component coupled to the parabolic shield is configured to secure the shroud to the lint filter and the lint filter to a hose to deflect the rupture. In another embodiment, the shroud provides a splashguard to prevent the rupture from splashing onto adjacent areas and structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Calvin LaMarr Lyons
  • Patent number: 7234652
    Abstract: The present invention is a double curved surface deflector system for rotary sprinklers providing for a 360-degree rotation using both clockwise and counterclockwise movements. A spray coupler directs water in forward and rear directions. The forward direction is deflected by an inward facing deflector that directs the water across a curved surface projects the water in the reverse direction with an adjustable water elevator for extended lift. After the sprinkler head rotates until the selector hits an adjustable stop, the inward facing deflector then pivots the sprinkler head in the opposite direction for the remainder of the coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Robert Rodeman
  • Patent number: 7108204
    Abstract: A spray nozzle includes an orifice disposed on a substantially planar discharge surface. An impingement surface is disposed opposite the orifice, the impingement surface forming an angle with a centerline of the orifice. The angle between the orifice centerline and the surface is less than 90 degrees. A deflection ridge bridges a gap between the impingement surface and the discharge surface. The deflection ridge encompasses a partial circumference of the nozzle. The nozzle includes a fluid fitting adapted for providing a pressurized fluid to the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Thomas Les Johnson
  • Patent number: 7066404
    Abstract: A spray shield apparatus for shielding against spray from a sprinkler head and which can be quickly and easily attached and detached from a sprinkler standpipe or riser. The spray shield apparatus (20) has a semi-cylindrical body (22) enclosed within a circular segmental top end (21) and a circular segmental bottom end (24) and that attaches to a riser (29) via a snap-in attaching hole (26) integrated within said circular segmental bottom end. Configured into said snap-in attaching hole is a gripping aperture (27) that engages said riser via friction fit and affixes said spray shield in position. Additionally, an orienting shelf (25) on the interior of said semi-cylindrical body serves to prevent the spray shield apparatus from being nudged forward and interfering with a spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Fredrick Phillip Kollar
  • Patent number: 7063280
    Abstract: A broadcast spreader includes a directional control assembly that defines a pathway for granular material from the hopper to a rotating fan, resulting in the distribution of the granular material in a predetermined distribution pattern, wherein rotation of a first (or rotating) plate of the directional control assembly relative to the hopper causes a clockwise or counterclockwise shifting of the pathway for the granular material, thus altering the direction of the predetermined distribution pattern. Furthermore, the directional assembly includes a second (or shutter) plate that is secured to the first plate, the slidable movement of the second plate relative to the first plate regulating flow of granular material from the hopper to the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Brinly-Hardy Company
    Inventors: Bruce E. Bogart, Steven H. Taylor
  • Patent number: 7021563
    Abstract: A spray nozzle for discharging liquid in a spray pattern onto a ground surface includes a structure to obtain optimum diffusion of the liquid droplets in the spray pattern. The spray nozzle includes a diffuser plate having an upwardly extending diffuser blade thereon. The diffuser plate and blade are adjustable vertically and longitudinally in the discharge end of the nozzle to enable variation in the diffusion characteristics of the liquid discharged from the nozzle. The diffuser plate is also removable for replacement with other plates having alternative diffuser blades. The structure enables variation in the spray pattern of the liquid passing between the diffuser blade and the inner surfaces of the side walls of the nozzle by changing the location of the diffuser plate and blade in relation to the discharge end of the side walls of the nozzle or by using another plate having a different diffuser blade for different diffusion characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Benjamin Franklin Rabitsch
  • Patent number: 6938838
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nozzle capable of easily removing an aspiration object (residual solidified object) and an aspirator equipped with such a nozzle. This nozzle is connected to the aspirator and is used to aspirate the aspiration object. The nozzle comprises: a nozzle body including an opening, which can be opposed to a surface with the residual aspiration object, and a suction port for aspirating the aspiration object; and a liquid injection mechanism, which is provided at the nozzle body, for ejecting liquid toward the aspiration object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Sanyo Rayjac Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiichi Kawamoto
  • Publication number: 20040227015
    Abstract: A spray nozzle includes an orifice disposed on a substantially planar discharge surface. An impingement surface is disposed opposite the orifice, the impingement surface forming an angle with a centerline of the orifice. The angle between the orifice centerline and the surface is less than 90 degrees. A deflection ridge bridges a gap between the impingement surface and the discharge surface. The deflection ridge encompasses a partial circumference of the nozzle. The nozzle includes a fluid fitting adapted for providing a pressurized fluid to the orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas Les Johnson
  • Patent number: 6811098
    Abstract: A sprinkler device, especially for units for the spray distribution of water and other similar liquids, comprising an at least partly hollow central body defining a longitudinal axis, a connecting sleeve to a supply line removably secured to the central body, a convergent nozzle to accelerate the liquid located between the central body and the sleeve, a diverter unit located downstream from the nozzle to divert the flow in a substantially transverse direction so as to spray the fluid outwards, first snap means to connect the nozzle to the sleeve. The first snap connection means are arranged so as to hold the nozzle in an axially immobilised position with respect to the sleeve when the latter is fitted to and disconnected from the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Arno Drechsel
  • Patent number: RE39767
    Abstract: In a spray nozzle (10), a carrier (12) defines a spray aperture (20), a groove (30) surrounding the spray aperture for receiving an o-ring (32), a first locating bore (26) for slidably receiving an orifice plate (14) seated against the o-ring (32) and for aligning the orifice plate with the spray aperture, and a second locating bore (28) for slidably receiving a swirl unit and aligning the swirl unit (16) with the orifice plate and spray aperture. The swirl unit (16) defines on its peripheral surface a recessed flat (58) forming a fluid passageway between the swirl unit and carrier. The swirl unit (16) includes a swirl chamber (60) defined by a curvilinear surface (62) formed within the swirl unit, and an inlet port (64) formed in fluid communication between the swirl chamber and fluid passageway. The nozzle body (18) is threadedly received within the carrier (12) behind the swirl unit (16) to axially press the swirl unit, and in turn press the orifice plate (14) against the adjacent surface of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Bete Fog Nozzle, Inc.
    Inventors: Lincoln S. Soule, Douglas J. Dziadzio, Mark W. Yorns, Paul J. Mueller, Daniel T. deLesdernier, Thomas A. Bassett, Shane Taylor, Matthew P. Betsold
  • Patent number: RE41302
    Abstract: A sprinkler device, especially for units for the spray distribution of dispersing water and other similar liquids, comprising an at least partly hollow central body defining a longitudinal axis, a connecting sleeve to a supply line removably secured to the central body, a convergent to plants includes a deflector member disposed downstream from a nozzle to accelerate the liquid located between the central body and the sleeve, a diverter unit located downstream from the nozzle to for diverting the flow a stream of fluid from the nozzle in a substantially transverse direction so as to spray disperse the fluid outwards, first snap means to connect the nozzle to the sleeve . The first snap connection means are arranged so as to hold the nozzle in an axially immobilised position with respect to the sleeve when the latter is fitted to and disconnected from the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Arno Drechsel
  • Patent number: RE41864
    Abstract: In a spray nozzle (10), a carrier (12) defines a spray aperture (20), a groove (30) surrounding the spray aperture for receiving an o-ring (32), a first locating bore (26) for slidably receiving an orifice plate (14) seated against the o-ring (32) and for aligning the orifice plate with the spray aperture, and a second locating bore (28) for slidably receiving a swirl unit and aligning the swirl unit (16) with the orifice plate and spray aperture. The swirl unit (16) defines on its peripheral surface a recessed flat (58) forming a fluid passageway between the swirl unit and carrier. The swirl unit (16) includes a swirl chamber (60) defined by a curvilinear surface (62) formed within the swirl unit, and an inlet port (64) formed in fluid communication between the swirl chamber and fluid passageway. The nozzle body (18) is threadedly received within the carrier (12) behind the swirl unit (16) to axially press the swirl unit, and in turn press the orifice plate (14) against the adjacent surface of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Bete Fog Nozzle, Inc.
    Inventors: Lincoln S. Soule, Douglas J. Dziadzio, Mark W. Yorns, Paul J. Mueller, Daniel T. deLesdernier, Thomas A. Bassett, Shane Taylor, Matthew P. Betsold