Spray Pole Type Patents (Class 239/532)
  • Patent number: 9770725
    Abstract: An apparatus including a hose having a first connector on a first end of the hose and a second connector on a second end of the hose. A sprinkler head attaches to the first connector of the hose. A handheld water pressure adjustment device attaches to the second connector of the hose. When the hose is pressurized with water, the hose becomes substantially rigid such that the length of the hose extends in a rigid, stable manner and the pressure behind the sprinkler head causes the sprinkler head to extend and hover. A direction of movement of the sprinkler head while hovering is directed by a user holding the water pressure adjustment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Randy Weatherbee
  • Patent number: 9676007
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cleaning coils and fins of outdoor condenser units and the like in locations without electrical service wherein the apparatus comprises containers for water and cleaning chemical, a plumbing system for preparing and delivering a cleaning mixture, an electrical system for power, and wherein the method provides for cleaning coils by directing cleaning mixture through the coils in counter-flow to cooling air drawn through the coils by a condenser unit fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CROSSFORD INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Kane, George Cruz
  • Patent number: 9399238
    Abstract: A telescopic water gun includes an inner tube, with an end coupled with a water outlet gun and another end sleeved with an outer tube, which has a deformable restraint ring and blocking sleeve disposed at the sleeving end, an upper end of the blocking sleeve being disposed with an outer thread section screwed with a pressing sleeve for tightly sleeving on the outer thread section; a water inlet connector sleeved at another end of the outer tube disposed with a water receiving end and a smaller diameter sleeving end, a large diameter water stopping section and small diameter water stopping section therebetween; and a water inlet controlling sleeve sleeving around the water controlling section with its inner diameter, a large diameter opening formed at a lower end of the water inlet controlling sleeve for sleeving around the a large diameter water stopping section of the water inlet connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ruey Ryh Enterprise Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuo-Fei Mao, Yu-Heng Su, Ciao-Wun Chen, Chen-Fu Hung
  • Publication number: 20150076254
    Abstract: A hand held, filtered shower wand including a spray head, and a handle, the handle defining a handle body with input and output ports, and having a filter media canister. The handle body output port including a first twist-lock connector, and the spray head defining a second twist-lock connector. The first and second twist-lock connectors are engageable to form a seal between the connectors. An O-ring between the connectors provides a watertight seal. The filter media canister may be accessed and replaced by a simple twist of the connectors. The wand spray head provides a plurality of spray settings, using filtered water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: David Aaron Farley
  • Patent number: 8939387
    Abstract: A spray gun, which is convertible for use with and without an extension wand, may use the valve mechanism and nozzle attached adjacent to the handle of the gun. When spraying requires the spray to be released away from the gun handle and for spot applications of the spraying liquid, the spraying nozzle is removed and the extension wand or tube is attached to the gun handle. The valve assembly remains in place and another valve assembly and nozzle is provided at the end of the extension furthest away from the handle. A rod is attached to and extends between the valves so that they both move together from closed to open positions responsive to the trigger of the spray gun. When the valves are closed, there is no spraying liquid in the extension. The valving is dripless both with and without the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Chapin Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Fontaine
  • Patent number: 8919672
    Abstract: A washing apparatus with an adjustable water spraying head includes a water inlet tube, a water guiding tube and a water spraying head. A second connecting base of the water guiding tube engages with a first connecting base of the water inlet tube. A plurality of first positioning holes that are against a first positioning unit of the water inlet tube are circularly formed at the engaging side. The water spraying head is plugged into a water outlet end of the water guiding tube, and a second positioning unit is located at an outer periphery of a connecting tube. The second positioning unit is against a second spring and wedged in a second positioning hole of the water guiding tube. According to the structure stated above, the adjustment of the water spraying head is more convenient without frequently moving the water inlet tube, which causes water to spray randomly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8905121
    Abstract: A handheld lance for high pressure jetting of tubes of a heat exchanger core comprises a fluid conduit defining an internal plenum chamber having at least one nozzle for emitting a jet of fluid for cleaning the outer surfaces of the tubes of the core and a coupling for connecting the plenum chamber to a high pressure fluid supply line. The or each conduit has an outer diameter sufficiently small to fit between all the tubes of the core and at least one elongate stabilizer bar is mounted on the coupling and positioned to one side of the or each conduit with the axis of the bar lying in the same plane as the adjacent conduit. The bar is sufficiently thin to fit between the tubes of the heat exchanger core and is sufficiently rigid to prevent lateral displacement of the adjacent conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Tube Tech International Limited
    Inventor: Michael Watson
  • Patent number: 8844845
    Abstract: A blow gun includes a body with a top path and a bottom path, and a volume adjustment device is installed between the top and bottom paths. The volume adjustment device is in contact with a press rod which has one end pivotably connected to the body. The opening of the press rod is controlled by operation of the volume adjustment device so as to change the volume of the pressurized air. The press rod can also be locked at a position so that it is not activated unintentionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Wan-Pao Chen
  • Publication number: 20140191055
    Abstract: A fuel atomizer that includes a housing having a fuel inlet and at least one primary orifice positioned at the inlet, wherein the at least one orifice configured to disperse a stream of fuel into a plurality of fuel droplets. The plurality of fuel droplets contact a fuel impingement surface to break up the plurality of fuel droplets into a plurality of smaller secondary droplets and create a thin film of secondary droplets on the impingement surface. At least one pressurized air channel delivers an airflow into contact with the secondary droplets. The secondary droplets pass through a plurality of secondary outlet orifices to exit the housing. A size of the plurality of secondary droplets is reduced when passing out of the plurality of secondary orifices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ENGINETICS, LLC
    Inventors: John Amaya, Luke Cruff, Joseph Lull, Marcel Prado, Bradley J. Vieau
  • Patent number: 8757514
    Abstract: The apparatus and its method of use is directed to a spraying system which has a strut rotationally joined at an upper end of an elongated pole. A sprayer is removably engaged with the strut. An electrical actuator is also engaged with the strut and is positioned for operating the sprayer. An electrical circuit includes components for controlling the sprayer, for video recording a spray target, for viewing the recording on a monitor. The strut is adapted by an offset to place the operating line of the actuator's trigger coincident with the sprayer's operator. The pole may be adjusted as to length for higher and lower targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Rick Perello, Harold Long
  • Patent number: 8727245
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an attachment for a pressure washer wand comprising: a plate having a front end, a rear end, top end, and a bottom end; a first wheel connected to the front end of the plate; a second wheel connected to the rear end of the plate; an angle bracket connected to the plate; a clamp connected to the angle bracket; and optionally a spray wand connected to the clamp. The design of the spray wand attachment of the present invention allows for cleaning a narrow area (only a few inches wide) from the edge of the hard surface. The edger of the present invention is not designed to clean the entire areas of the hard surface because the plate needs to be in contact with the edges of the hard surface, which prevents the device from moving away from the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Robert S Hogan
  • Patent number: 8708254
    Abstract: A fluid sprayer includes a rigid fluid conduit with a conduit side wall extending along a conduit axis between open first and second conduit ends. The conduit side wall defines a fluid passage extending between the open first and second ends. A spray nozzle with a fluid-expulsion bore is connected to the second conduit end such that it can pivot about a nozzle-pivot axis that extends orthogonally to the conduit axis and such that fluid introduced into the first conduit end is expelled through the fluid-expulsion bore. A nozzle actuator is attached to the conduit for bi-directional rotation about an actuator-rotation axis having a component of spatial extension perpendicular to the conduit axis. The nozzle actuator and nozzle are mechanically linked so that rotation of the actuator causes the nozzle to pivot with respect to the conduit axis. A spray-angle selector rotates in tandem with the nozzle actuator and includes an angle-selection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hyde Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Brooke Baxter, William Raymond Bucknam, Richard M. Farland, Corey Talbot
  • Patent number: 8640979
    Abstract: A sprayer includes a shank having a first end provided with a first connecting portion and a second end provided with a second connecting portion, a first connector secured on the first connecting portion of the shank, a first water-tight gasket abutting the first connecting portion and the first connector, a second connector secured on the second connecting portion of the shank, a second water-tight gasket abutting the second connecting portion and the second connector, a handle connected with the first connector, and a nozzle assembly connected with the second connector. Thus, the liquid will not leak between the first connector and the first connecting portion of the shank by the first water-tight gasket and will not leak between the second connector and the second connecting portion of the shank by the second water-tight gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: SK & Y Agricultural Equipments Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jui-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 8636234
    Abstract: A swivel nozzle mechanism used with a high pressure fluid washer attaches to an output wand, typically through a flexible hose, to direct a high pressure fluid from the washer to a directed target. The swivel nozzle mechanism attaches to a distal end of the wand and is controllable by a handle mechanism attached to the wand which enables the rotation of a spray nozzle about an axis, normal to the wand axis, at the distal end of the wand. The handle controls the direction of rotation of the spray nozzle and has a plurality of stable operating points resistant to movement and thereby providing for prolonged use at a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Power Plus Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Da Quan Zhang
  • Patent number: 8590814
    Abstract: A nozzle for use with a sprayer, such as a spray gun for a pressure washer or a garden hose system, includes a body, which has an inlet for receiving a pressurized flow of water. The nozzle further includes first and second outlets, and first and second passages. The first and second outlets are formed in an end of the body. The first passage extends between the inlet and the first outlet, and the second passage extends between the inlet and the second outlet. The first and second passages are substantially straight and parallel to one another. During operation of the nozzle, the pressurized flow of water from the inlet is split, passes through the first and second passages, and exits the body from the first and second outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, James A. Louden
  • Patent number: 8573237
    Abstract: A tool for cleaning heat exchangers may include a fluid flow control valve, a hollow elongated stem attached to the valve and a hollow fan head attached to the hollow stem. The fan head may have a fan-head axis oriented at an oblique angle relative to a stem axis of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jerry Crum
  • Patent number: 8534956
    Abstract: A system for use in providing moisture for plants including; a corn based polymer jell in a pressurized container pressurized to a first pressure above atmospheric pressure. A flexible hose connected to the pressurized container and to a manually operated pump, the manually operated pump supplying polymer jell pressurized at a second pressure higher than the first pressure through a rigid tube and out a tip on the tube and into soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Chris Dyson-Coope, Warren Moore
  • Patent number: 8500046
    Abstract: An assembly for controlling water turbulence through a high pressure cleaning machine includes a nozzle body, which has an inlet, an outlet, and a flow path. The nozzle body has a fastening end that is designed to couple the nozzle body to a pressure washer, at an end of a spray gun shaft, for example. The nozzle body also includes a plurality of conduits (e.g., an array of tubules) arranged in parallel with each other along the flow path and located between the inlet and the outlet. Additionally the nozzle body may include a screen or screens positioned along the flow path. The plurality of conduits and the screens are designed to reduce a turbulence of a water flowing through the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, James A. Louden
  • Publication number: 20130119160
    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: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: SINYU TECHNOLOGY (FUJIAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhangjun Yu
  • Publication number: 20130105603
    Abstract: A cleaning air wand for the cleaning of radiators on automobiles or large tractor trailers includes a tube with a side-mounted discharge aperture which directs a high pressure stream of compressed air to clean surfaces and cooling elements of the radiator. An opposing end of the tube includes a ball valve which connects to a quick-connect compressed air fitting. In such a manner, a user can connect a flexible air hose to the ball valve and clean a motor vehicle radiator without the risk of further clogging as is the case when using a pressure washer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Darren S. Krankowsky
  • Patent number: 8430272
    Abstract: An apparatus and trigger mechanism enables a user to ergonomically discharge aerosol container contents. The apparatus comprises a trigger unit, a handle assembly, a tension member, a tubular member, an operative end housing assembly, and an actuator assembly. The trigger unit interfaces the tension member to the handle assembly. The tension member transmits force from the trigger unit to the actuator assembly via the tubular structure, which structure interconnects the handle assembly and operative end housing. The operative end housing houses or receives the actuator assembly and an aerosol container. The transmitted force actuates the aerosol container via the actuator assembly. A method of assembling the apparatus is further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Steven P. Porter
  • Publication number: 20130017336
    Abstract: An apparatus for spraying an oil, such as an MSDS exempt vegetable oil, onto a material handling surface to impede material from adhering to the surface. The apparatus comprises a platform comprising an elevated section configured to support a human operator, and spray equipment comprising a container for containing the oil, a hydraulic pump fluidly coupled to the container, and a spray wand and hose fluidly coupled to the pump. The spray equipment is mounted on the platform and configured to enable an operator to operate the spray wand from the elevated section of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: John Bandura
  • Patent number: 8342426
    Abstract: A method for adjusting telescopic water pipe and its structure comprise assembling an internal pipe and an external pipe to form a first water passage and a second external water passage, and an independent second internal water passage. A water passage control switch is disposed to an end of the external pipe and has a channel seal cap that divided into a first channel and a first through hole to connect the first water passage. A water stop plug ring is fit to the first through hole. A second and third through holes corresponding to a second and third channels can be connected to the second internal water passage. A rotary switch is connected to the channel seal cap. A penetration hole is disposed to a partition attached to the channel seal cap. An interconnection groove and an arc plane are disposed to the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Yuan-Mei Corp.
    Inventor: Shun-Nan Lo
  • Publication number: 20120248224
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system is provided that includes a telescopic pole, a valve, and an element for operating the valve. The telescopic pole has a hose running therethrough. The pole has a distal end connected to or including a dispensing head. The valve controls the flow of fluid from the hose to the dispensing head. The element is located at the proximal end portion of the pole and remains at the proximal end portion as the telescopic pole is extended and retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: AQUA-DAPTER LIMITED
    Inventor: Steven Wayne Jones
  • Patent number: 8245957
    Abstract: A swivel nozzle mechanism used with a high pressure fluid washer attaches to an output wand, typically through a flexible hose, to direct a high pressure fluid from the washer to a directed target. The swivel nozzle mechanism attaches to a distal end of the wand and is controllable by a handle mechanism attached to the wand which enables the rotation of a spray nozzle about an axis, normal to the wand axis, at the distal end of the wand. The handle controls the direction of rotation of the spray nozzle and has a plurality of stable operating points resistant to movement and thereby providing for prolonged use at a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Power Plus Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Da Quan Zhang
  • Patent number: 8235621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grout dispensing system comprising: a suction mechanism that draws grout material into an elongated tube; a dispensing channel attached to a first end of the elongated tube; a suction handle extending through the elongated tube, where the suction handle draws grout into the tube when moved in a first direction and dispenses grout into the dispensing channel when moved in a second direction; a plurality of dispensing tips disposed below the dispensing channel; and a squeegee on one side of the dispensing channel. In one exemplary embodiment, the suction mechanism includes a suction cup at one end of the suction handle, where said suction cup is within said elongated tube; a suction opening at a lower end of the elongated tube; and a suction tube extending from the suction opening. The distal end of suction tube lies in a deposit of grout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Vernon Robinson
  • Publication number: 20120168535
    Abstract: A telescopic water spray tool includes a telescopic tube and a water delivering tube located in the telescopic tube. The telescopic tube includes an outer tube and an inner tube held in the outer tube and movable relative to the outer tube for a displacement to extend outside or retract inside the outer tube. The telescopic tube has a water inlet and a water outlet. The water delivering tube is located in the inner tube and has a first connecting section connected to the water inlet, a second connecting section connected to the water outlet, and a telescopic section bridging the first and second connecting sections. The telescopic section is extended and retracted with the inner tube in the displacement. Hence length of the telescopic tube is adjustable according to cleaning locations, and water in the telescopic tube is not spilled out through gaps between the inner and outer tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Andy CHEN
  • Patent number: 8210450
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fluid dispensing assembly for operable coupling to a fluid supply. The fluid dispensing assembly has an adjustable guide spaced apart from a second end region for guiding the correct placement of the second end region relative a target such that the fluid is dispensed for adequate coverage of the target. The adjustable guide is permitted to selectively and reversibly engage with a locating formation in predetermined position such that an Associate is able to assume an ergonomically-friendly body posture during use. As such, the adjustable guide aims to provide an Associate with a means to dispense fluid at a target at the correct distance and angle relative the target while maintaining their body posture in an ergonomically-friendly position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Zeinstra, Paul Groves, Dave Tracey
  • Publication number: 20110284665
    Abstract: A spraying device includes a housing that has a spraying unit and a trigger assembly. The spraying unit is a removable insert within the housing. The spraying unit includes an air chamber that is coupled to a liquid tank. A front end portion of the air chamber has a nozzle. The air chamber receives a liquid tube that opens in the nozzle. The liquid tube receives a needle and the needle and the liquid tube are coaxial with each other. The trigger assembly controls the flow of liquid through the liquid tube by positioning a tapered front end of the needle. The trigger assembly includes a trigger that has a first position and a second position. In the first position, the opening of the liquid tube is closed by the needle. In a second position, the liquid tube is opened to discharge a liquid from an opening of the liquid tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Gennadi Fedorov
  • Patent number: 7971803
    Abstract: The portable sprayer having automated pressurizing means includes a canister, air compressor, and battery compartment. In an alternative embodiment a pair of fold out wheels can extend and retract from underneath the canister to improve the overall mobility of the sprayer. In yet another embodiment, the canister includes an optional manual pump to use in the event the batteries lose their charge. In all embodiments, a cover screws onto a top of the canister to enable refilling of the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: David Barlowe
  • Patent number: 7967222
    Abstract: A pressure washer is provided including a housing. A pump is contained within the housing for pressurizing fluid received through a water inlet port and for pumping the pressurized fluid through an outlet port. An application wand is connected to the water outlet for outputting a pressurized stream of fluid. At least one wheel is supported on the housing so as to enable rolling movement of the housing. A first handle is arranged on the housing for movement between a retracted position in which a gripping portion of the handle is arranged relatively closer to the housing and an extended position in which the gripping portion of the handle is arranged relatively further away from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: FNA IP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Gus Alexander
  • Patent number: 7946511
    Abstract: A manual sprayer for receiving a liquid which includes a gripping knob mounted on one end of a reservoir and a spray assembly mounted in fluid communication on another end of the reservoir, a skirt for supporting the spray assembly against the ground, and a vent for venting the reservoir. The apparatus includes a valve that is actuated by a user gripping the knob and the valve being movable between a closed position preventing communication between the reservoir and the outside and an open position allowing such communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Exel Industries
    Inventor: Patrick Ballu
  • Publication number: 20110072956
    Abstract: Tactical utility pole and door mount system for use by law enforcement are described. Embodiments of the systems are user configurable depending on a particular tactical need. Variations are described for breaching a locked door, breaching a closed window, and delivering and nearly instantaneously detonating a distraction within the associated structure, breaching a closed window and delivering a stream of OC or other chemical spray within the associated structure, and breaching a closed window and delivering a chemical grenade within the structure. Remote breaching of a door can also achieved using a tactical door mount system and detonation device having a receiver. Other variations are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Marcus L. Wall
  • Patent number: 7913932
    Abstract: A sprinkler includes a receiving barrel, a boosting unit, a spraying unit and a protective hood. The protective hood has a side provided with a plug which has an end face provided with a mounting post. The mounting post has an inner portion provided with a mounting recess and an end portion provided with a spraying hole. The end face of the plug has a periphery provided with a plurality of filtering holes. The plug of the protective hood is inserted into the mouth of the receiving barrel when the protective hood is mounted on the mouth of the receiving barrel. The mounting post of the protective hood is mounted on the nozzle head of the spraying unit when the protective hood is mounted on the nozzle head of the spraying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: SK&Y Agricultural Equipments Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jui-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 7896266
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a wheeled attachment for use with a conventional pressure washer wherein the attachment comprises a wheeled platform having an inlet to receive fluid, i.e., water or cleaning fluid, from the pressure washer along with a plurality of outlets for spraying water directly onto a relatively wide area of the surface to be cleaned. The attachment is expected to be most effective for cleaning horizontal surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, decks, docks and other horizontal surfaces. The attachment further comprises first and second height-adjustable wheels for attachment to the sides of the platform along with a splash guard disposed on the rear of the platform for protecting the user from overspray. A manifold connects the single inlet to the plurality of outlets in order to transfer fluid from the inlet to the outlets so that fluid is uniformly applied to the surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventors: Martin L. Cooper, Charles S. Houser
  • Publication number: 20110011944
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering liquid utilizing a wand with a nozzle, a toggle switch, and a supply canister for delivering self-tanning and sun-tanning solutions to a human body is disclosed. Projections on the wand facilitate a direct connection to a supply canister containing the chosen liquid to be delivered without the necessity of an exposed external tube suspended between the wand and the supply canister. The wand may be detached and reattached to the supply canister for storage or use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: CALIFORNIA BLUE, LLC
    Inventor: CANDICE BOYNE
  • Patent number: 7871022
    Abstract: A positionable mister assembly comprises at least one nozzle structured to disperse an amount of fluid delivered from a fluid supply in the form of a mist. The positionable mister assembly includes a primary positioning portion comprising a conduit member and being structured to interconnect to a fluid supply. A secondary positioning portion is disposed in a fluid communicating relation with the primary positioning portion wherein the secondary positioning portion includes a mister supply member to which the at least one nozzle is mounted. The positionable mister assembly also includes a support portion structured to support at least the primary positioning portion in a plurality of operative orientations. In at least one embodiment the primary positioning portion, secondary positioning portion, and support portion of the positionable mister assembly are structured to be selectively interconnected to one another, allowing for a variety of configurations of the positionable mister assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Franklin Plyler
  • Patent number: 7861949
    Abstract: A portable washing apparatus includes a housing that has a bottom wall, a top wall and a perimeter wall. A dividing wall divides the housing into a first compartment and a second compartment. A valve is mounted in the housing and is fluidly coupled to each of the first and second compartments. An outlet pipe is fluidly coupled to the valve. Actuation of the valve allows selective fluid communication between the outlet pipe and the first or second compartments. A pump is fluidly coupled to the outlet pipe and draws fluid out of the housing. A tube has a first end and a second end. The first end is fluidly coupled to the pump. Fluid drawn outwardly of the housing by the pump is ejected outwardly of the second end. A cleaning fluid is positioned in the first compartment and a rinsing fluid is positioned in the second compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Jesus R. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20100326470
    Abstract: A method of cleaning and a system and method of determining the effectiveness of a cleaning process for an HVAC system including a heat exchanger having a coil matrix. The coil matrix includes a plurality of rows of heat exchanging coils in which each adjacent row of coils is offset. The plurality of rows define channels extending through the coil matrix between an upstream side and a downstream side. The heat exchanger cleaning method includes applying a cleaning solution and a wet steam mixture directed into the channels. The effectiveness of the cleaning method is determine by a system and method which measures various operating parameters at the inlet side and outlet side of the heat exchanger both before and after the cleaning process. The system and method calculate a SEER rating using the total amount of heat removed by the HVAC system and the total power usage of the HVAC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: Greenair Process, LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Seippel
  • Publication number: 20100288854
    Abstract: A watering wand system for delivering water to an elevated planter utilizes a stiff hollow tube having a crooked head end which accommodates the hooking of the head end over the upper edge of a planter, a grip of substantial thickness, and a spacer member joined to the tube adjacent the head end thereof which separates the head end of the tube from the dirt or potting soil contained within the planter when the head end is hooked over the upper edge of the planter. A conduit is connected to the tube for delivery of water to the tube from a source, a nutrient-containing assembly is connected in-line with the conduit, and a valve assembly is associated with the conduit for permitting a user to set the rate of water flowing through the tube at relatively slow conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Wilson A. Felknor, Britton A. Felknor
  • Publication number: 20100270402
    Abstract: An assembly for controlling water turbulence through a high pressure cleaning machine includes a nozzle body, which has an inlet, an outlet, and a flow path. The nozzle body has a fastening end that is designed to couple the nozzle body to a pressure washer, at an end of a spray gun shaft, for example. The nozzle body also includes a plurality of conduits (e.g., an array of tubules) arranged in parallel with each other along the flow path and located between the inlet and the outlet. Additionally the nozzle body may include a screen or screens positioned along the flow path. The plurality of conduits and the screens are designed to reduce a turbulence of a water flowing through the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, James A. Louden
  • Patent number: 7819288
    Abstract: A combination includes a product container having a longitudinal dimension and a valve oriented to discharge product generally longitudinally therefrom. Valve actuating apparatus extends laterally from the valve in a direction transverse to the longitudinal dimension and terminates at an outer peripheral surface. A housing has a wall that tapers to a discharge opening, and the discharge opening has a size larger than a radius of the container but smaller than the greatest lateral extent of the valve actuating apparatus. The outer peripheral surface is disposed in interfering relationship with the wall when the container is disposed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Healy, Allen D. Miller, Nathan R. Westphal, Simon M. Conway, Scott W. Demarest
  • Patent number: 7806351
    Abstract: A stowable device for ejecting fluids onto the underside and wheel regions of a vehicle includes a base member joined at one end to a handle member such that the angle between the members can be controllably varied and retained at a desired angle. A source of fluid is coupled through flexible tubing terminating in a fluid jet disposed adjacent the base member distal end. The desired angle is determined by a length of cord extending from base to handle member. The exposed cord length is user-controllable by lockably spooling excess cord length into a rotatable spool reservoir attached to the handle member. User-adjustment of the desired angle also determined handle height above ground. Alternatively, the desired angle (and handle height above ground) is user-determined by adjusting effective length of a rigid rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: John Bakas
  • Patent number: 7766258
    Abstract: An apparatus that is used by the driver or the passenger of a motor vehicle to clean the window of the motor vehicle, while the vehicle is in motion. The apparatus is used by either the driver or the passenger and is extend out of either side window to spray fluid on the windshield. The device is operated by a diaphragm pump that transports the fluid from a reservoir to the outlet nozzles. The fluid is sprayed in a jet-like fashion onto the windshield surface for the windshield wipers to use as a wetting agent for cleaning and clearing the windshield. The apparatus includes a sponge holder and a sponge that allows the operator to clean and clear the windshield even if the windshield wipers are not working properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas John Barniak, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7748755
    Abstract: A coupling for joining a first pole section and a second pole section is provided. The coupling includes a male portion secured to the first pole section and a female portion secured to the second pole section. The male portion has a first male guide, a second male guide, and a first threaded section between the first and second male guides. The female portion has a first female guide, a second female guide, and a second threaded section between the first and second female guides. The guides are spaced from one another and from the first and second threaded sections so that the first male and female guides are engaged with one another and the second male and female guides are engaged with one another before the threaded sections engage with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Unger Marketing International, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Camp, David Rogers, Matthew Hodgkins
  • Patent number: 7717300
    Abstract: An aerosol spraying device for actuating an aerosol can to spray an insecticide from the aerosol in a desired location includes a pole including a first end engaging an aerosol can. A canister support is coupled to the pole adjacent the first end. The canister support extends under a portion of the aerosol can to support the aerosol can. An actuating assembly is coupled to the pole. The actuating assembly engages a nozzle of the aerosol can to actuate the nozzle and release contents of the aerosol can when the actuating assembly is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Daniel P. Yarrusso, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100108774
    Abstract: Methods for applying a treatment, such as colorant, to an installed landscaping material (such as wood chips or mulch), reducing the need to replace worn or weathered material. The methods include applying a pre-treatment to protect elements proximate the landscape material that are not to be treated, applying a treatment liquid to the landscaping material by spraying, and then rinsing any elements proximate the landscape material that may have be inadvertently and undesirably treated. Also described is a sprayer apparatus for applying treatment liquid to a landscaping material. The sprayer apparatus includes first and second spray outlets and an agitator therebetween. In use, the landscape material to be treated is first sprayed, the material is agitated (e.g., turned), and a second spray of treatment liquid is applied to the landscape material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Alan T. Miller, Terrance P. Fenelon
  • Patent number: 7677476
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an extension pole, a hydraulic valve, and a handle containing the valve. The handle has a forward end portion configured to receive the extension pole in an installed position. The handle also has a pistol grip portion inclined from the forward end portion. A valve trigger is supported on the handle. The valve trigger has a pistol grip section that extends along the pistol grip portion of the handle within reach of a user's hand grasping the pistol grip portion from behind. The valve trigger further has an upper grip section that projects forward beneath the installed position of the extension pole within reach of a user's hand grasping the extension pole from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Campbell Hausfeld/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventors: Thomas A. Burdsall, Lance S. Lindenberg
  • Patent number: 7673910
    Abstract: An extendable fluid transport apparatus for conveyance of a fluid to a remote surface. A rigid fluid tube (300) receives fluid and is in fluid communication and interconnection with a flexible flex tube (400) which is in fluid communication and interconnection with a connection means proximal a telescoping tube (200) second end for conveyance of a fluid, including paint, to a distant surface. The telescoping tube (200) is slidably received into a casing (100). The flex tube is received through a casing slot (120) and a telescoping tube slot (240) into the telescoping tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: James Moon
  • Patent number: 7669787
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a car wash wand having a fan mounted thereon which allows the wash wand user to blow the vehicle dry using the same lightweight hand carried device used to wash the car. The fan may be powered by the pressurized water flowing through the wash wand, which may be diverted to a turbine chamber to power the turbine, which in turn provides mechanical power to turn the fan. The wash wand may also have selection devices allowing at least two modes of operation: water coming out versus air coming out, and optionally a third mode of operation in which nothing comes out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Travis Jermaine Kelly