Resilient Securing Means Patents (Class 239/516)
  • Patent number: 11179737
    Abstract: A water deflection tool has a deflection plate with an inner surface and an outer surface that extend to a perimeter, the deflection plate having a height and a width that are adapted to catch and deflect the stream of water. A distal end of an elongate extension arm is fixedly attached to the outer surface of the deflection plate, the elongate extension arm further having a proximal end. The proximal end has a hitch mounting component that is adapted to attach to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Cash Nicolson
  • 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: 7210640
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for multi-mode fuel injection is disclosed. A sleeve is disposed about a fuel injector tip movable between a first and second position and wherein the sleeve is capable of impinging the fuel spray as it enters into the combustion chamber. By impinging the fuel spray, different spray profiles or plumes can be obtained allowing the fuel injector to inject in different modes, including homogenous charge compression ignition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc
    Inventors: John M. Clarke, Kevin P. Duffy, Ronald P. Maloney, Devin C. Tornow
  • Patent number: 7097117
    Abstract: A sprinkler assembly comprising in combination a sprinkler mounting stake and a sprinkler comprising. The sprinkler comprises a sprinkler body formed with a support member receptacle and locking portion. The sprinkler mounting stake comprises a ground insertion portion and a sprinkler support portion. The sprinkler support portion comprises a lateral support member extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of the stake and retention member. The support member is insertable within the support member receptacle and a retention member prevents unintentional disengagement of the sprinkler body from the mounting stake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Naan-Dan Irrigation System (C.S.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoel Zur, Zohar Katzman
  • Patent number: 6705548
    Abstract: A nozzle for spraying surfaces is equipped with a piston rod centrally arranged in a feeding duct. The piston rod has an impact plate which is held by a spring in a position aligned with the surface to be sprayed. As a result of liquid pressure, the impact plate arrives in a second end position at a distance from the surface to be sprayed in which. As a result of a ring gap on an input side around the piston rod, the impact plate becomes a deflecting part for the spraying liquid exiting in a ring shape, which, in a circular spraying cone directed at a flat angle with respect to the surface to be sprayed, is then emitted onto the surface to be sprayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Lechler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lothar Bendig, Hermann Lange
  • Publication number: 20020175225
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for atomizing a liquid, thereby forming a hollow cone of liquid, comprising a housing into which a first liquid product can be supplied, said housing comprising an outflow end and an insert piece with a guide end that interacts with the outflow end, thereby forming an annular outflow gap, wherein the housing is accommodated in the bottom of a hollow casing; and wherein apertures are present in the bottom, while a second medium can be supplied into the hollow casing, flow out of the apertures and interact with the hollow cone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Applicant: Carlisle Friesland B. V.
    Inventors: Antonius Cornelis Boersen, Willem Marten Friso
  • Publication number: 20020020764
    Abstract: A nozzle for spraying surfaces is equipped with a piston rod centrally arranged in a feeding duct. The piston rod has an impact plate which is held by a spring in a position aligned with the surface to be sprayed. As a result of liquid pressure, the impact plate arrives in a second end position at a distance from the surface to be sprayed in which. As a result of a ring gap on an input side around the piston rod, the impact plate becomes a deflecting part for the spraying liquid exiting in a ring shape, which, in a circular spraying cone directed at a flat angle with respect to the surface to be sprayed, is then emitted onto the surface to be sprayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Lothar Bendig, Hermann Lange
  • Patent number: 5858096
    Abstract: The invention relates to an application unit for the direct or indirect application of a liquid or pasty medium (12) onto a moving material web, in particular consisting of paper or board, comprising a dosing gap formed as a free jet nozzle, the dosing gap being formed between a leading lip (4) and a trailing lip (8), and at least one feed channel (14) leading to the dosing gap. The application unit is characterized in that the dosing gap is subdivided in a comb-like manner and has a plurality of defined through-gaps (32) for the liquid or pasty medium (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Zygmunt Madrzak, Manfred Ueberschar, Benjamin Mendez, Michael Trefz, Ingo Gottwald, Martin F. Kustermann
  • Patent number: 5562252
    Abstract: A water cannon jet diffuser including a flexible tether, a diffuser head, an apparatus for storing and paying out the flexible tether, an apparatus for retaining the flexible tether to the cannon barrel, a motor for rewinding a reel, manual controls for controlling the motor, and a brake apparatus for controlling the rate of pay out of the flexible tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Inventor: William H. Dunn
  • Patent number: 5370068
    Abstract: A seedbed preparation apparatus attachable to existing seed planting devices comprising a coulter cart. The apparatus is designed to lessen the number of passes required to prepare and plant a field. Fertilizer delivery is provided to the soil raised by the coulter wheels. The fertilizer injector nozzles are secured to flexible mounting devices to permit the nozzle to move in accordance with the terrain preventing clogging or stoppage of the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Rawson, Allen Rawson
  • Patent number: 5297737
    Abstract: A frost clip is provided for a rotary sprinkler of the type which includes a sprinkler body, a nozzle for emitting a stream and a rotatable distributor plate adapted to receive and redirect the stream. The frost clip is attachable to the sprinkler body so as to be intermittently engaged by the stream as the distributor plate rotates about its axis of rotation. The frost clip is formed with a channel facing radially towards and extending substantially parallel to an axis of rotation of the rotor plate. The channel is constructed and arranged to intermittently deflect the stream back toward the rotor plate and at least a portion of the sprinkler body as the stream rotates past the clip, to thereby inhibit ice buildup on the rotor plate and adjacent sprinkler body portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Nelson Irrigation Corporation
    Inventor: Paul D. Davisson
  • Patent number: 5127578
    Abstract: A dust cleaning nozzle for cleaning a cathode ray tube comprises a pipe with an axially extending hollow part, and an ejecting angle changing mechanism attached to one end of the pipe. The nozzle, after insertion through the neck of the cathode ray tube, changes the ejecting angle of air ejected from the ejecting angle chainging mechanism with respect to the axis of the pipe so as to be efficient in removing dust from the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Samsung Electron Devices Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-ok Choi, Hee-jun Kim
  • Patent number: 4991780
    Abstract: A duocone spray nozzle having two concentric peripheral orifices which will produce two hollow spray cones, one inside the other. Each orifice size is varied by employing its own spring and each spring acts independently and is compressed under its own pressure drop. The springs are designed so that the inner spring will open the inner orifice at a pressure drop which is lower than the pressure drop occurring at the outer office. Therefore, the inner spray cone occurs before the outer spray cone. When the pressure drop at the inner orifice exceeds a predetermined value, the outer orifice opens and after this occurs there will be two spray cones. A hold structure aids in separating the two spray cones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Crane Co.
    Inventors: Raghavachari Kannan, Bernard A. Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 4760959
    Abstract: In an impact drive sprinkler including a rotatable body arranged to rotate about a rotation axis and having a sprinkler nozzle through which water is ejected in an outward direction from the rotation axis, a deflector defining a spiral water engagement surface which extends approximately 360 degrees from an inlet location intermittently adjacent the sprinkler nozzle to an outlet location, the inlet location being azimuthally displaced therefrom about said rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1988
    Assignee: Naan Mechanical Works
    Inventor: Moshe Gorney
  • Patent number: 4730774
    Abstract: A snowmaking apparatus is formed of a concentric tubes to define an outer flow passage and an inner circular passage with water carried within the inner flow passage ejected across a pressure compensated annular gap defined by the end of the inner tube and the confronting surface of a spring biased nozzle disk tending to close off that annular gap. The same nozzle disk defines a second annular gap between the nozzle disk and an annular ring fixedly mounted within the outer flow passage has an end face confronting the end face of the nozzle disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Inventor: James H. Shippee
  • Patent number: 4605352
    Abstract: A centrifugal pump for feeding pulverized material such as coal particles from a low pressure zone into a high pressure zone, the pump having nozzles mounted on a rotor. The pulverized material is ejected into the high pressure space through the nozzles, and gas is supplied to the nozzles to control the flow rate of the pulverized material. Apparatus is provided that ensures mass flow of the material through the nozzles, even if the nozzles have a short length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Andrew M. Scott, Bernardus B. Quist, Teunis Terlouw
  • Patent number: 4531673
    Abstract: Wetting device for wetting and dissolving polymer powders without forming lumps and globular "fish-eyes" which clog the system apparatus. A nozzle holder has an annular passageway disposed therein which communicates with each of a plurality of spaced jet spray nozzles secured to the holder on a bottom face thereof in the form of a ring. Alternate nozzles spray inwardly forming a turbulent curtain of water. Remaining nozzles spray outwardly against inner wall of a spray confining cylinder to wash down polymer therefrom. An open-ended, powder receiving, tubular flexible insert extends through a central opening of the nozzle holder creating an annular space around the flexible insert. Water supplied to the passageway sprays from the nozzles to induce a downward airstream in the annular space to aid in drawing powder through the insert while simultaneously maintaining the powder in a finely divided state when falling into the turbulent curtain of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1985
    Assignee: Pennwalt Corporation
    Inventors: Hugh R. Holland, Rosario Adamo
  • Patent number: 4501391
    Abstract: A hose end pattern sprinkler has a sprinkler housing supported on a base with a hose end coupling for connecting a garden type hose to a water inlet of the housing, a pressure regulator having an inlet pressure balanced valve member which is adjustable externally of the housing for controlling the pressure of water flowing within the housing, a variable leaf spring stator for shaping water flow from the pressure regulator into a variable width stream in response to the water pressure, a water driven turbine including an impeller wheel having turbine vanes positioned to be impinged with water flowing past the variable leaf spring, a rotatable nozzle having an outer drive gear and triangular bottom nozzle inlets having apexes converging in a center bore, and an annular pattern plate of ring configuration having an internal gear, the plate being operable externally of the housing for moving the plate beneath the associated nozzle inlets with the pattern plate having a plurality of different configured pattern or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1985
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventor: Edwin J. Hunter
  • Patent number: 4165038
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for atomizing and dispersing a fluid in the form of a high speed dispersion filmy stream toward the environment surrounding the device. The device has a hollow cylindrical fluid barrel element in which a fluid, or fluids, under pressure is ejected so as to turn around an axis of the fluid barrel element, and a fluid dispersing round member defining a small dispersing opening between a conically convexed dispersing surface of the dispersing round member and a complementary end face of the fluid barrel element. The fluid dispersing round member is held by a flexible support structure so that the fluid dispersing round member is hydrodynamically drawn toward the fluid barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiharu Kumazawa
  • Patent number: 4114811
    Abstract: A spray dispenser for dispensing a spray of a liquid material has a cylindrical container with a nozzle adjacent one end thereof directed generally at a right angle to the longitudinal axis of the container. A mouthpiece of resilient material is pivotally mounted on the one end of the container so that in the storage position it has the axis aligned with the longitudinal axis of the container and it is easily pivoted to the dispensing position at right angles to the axis of the container and around the nozzle by simple pressure on the non-dispensing end thereof and is easily pivoted back to the storage position by pressure on the dispensing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy Corporation
    Inventor: Herbert H. Loeffler
  • Patent number: 3964688
    Abstract: Projectable sprinklers which rise automatically from the ground when water is supplied under pressure to the sprinklers, sprinkler heads, stationary sprinklers employing the sprinkler head of the present invention for use on the surface of the ground, and a lid apparatus for increasing the area wetted by a sprinkler head. The projectable sprinklers include a generally cylindrical housing closed at the bottom and sunken in the ground, a projectable float which floats upward within the housing when water is supplied under pressure to the sprinkler, and a sprinkler head including a rotating nozzle or nozzles attached to the top of the float. In one embodiment, the projectable sprinkler contains means for spreading chemicals over the surface of the ground. The sprinkler heads include means for pumping solutions or liquid mixtures of chemicals through the nozzle or nozzles of the sprinkler head, and may be used in a stationary or projectable sprinkler system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1976
    Inventor: Kerney T. Sheets