In Concavo-convex Face Patents (Class 239/559)
  • Patent number: 10245611
    Abstract: A slurry distributor for use in a continuous manufacturing process includes an inlet opening and a shaped duct adapted to receive a flow of slurry provided at the inlet opening. The shaped duct has a parabolic guide surface adapted to redirect the flow of slurry. An outlet opening in fluid communication with the shaped duct is adapted to discharge the flow of slurry from the slurry distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Alfred C. Li, Christopher C. Lee, Christopher Nelson, Cesar Chan, James Wittbold, Weixin D. Song
  • Patent number: 10092889
    Abstract: An injection element (10) for a gas injection system (1) inside a regenerator of a fluid catalytic cracking unit, said injection element defining a flow passage (12) and being arranged so as to be able to be fastened to a support (11) so that said flow passage opens on one side into a cavity and on the other side into a fluidized catalyst bed, characterized in that said injection element is made of ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Total Raffinage Chimie
    Inventor: Jean-Christophe Raboin
  • Patent number: 9849477
    Abstract: A product applicator system for distributing a liquid product accurately using low volume applications which minimize the quantity of product used and ensures more accurate results. The product applicator system generally includes a housing which includes a removable inlet port mount and outlet port mount. The positioning of the inlet and outlet port mounts on the housing is interchangeable. Supply hoses provide a product to the inlet port mount where the product is traversed through internal conduits to exit the housing via oscillating and overlapping spray heads. An internal motor provides oscillating motion to the spray heads. A rotator assembly which includes a rotator motor may be utilized to orient the housing in horizontal, vertical, or various diagonal orientations. The housing is adapted to either connect to a vehicle, be positioned on a stationary or movable platform, or be connected to a boom using boom connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: David R. Matson
  • Patent number: 9316392
    Abstract: Gas burner (1) for a cooking hob (14) comprising: a burner cup (2) constrained to the cooking hob, onto which at least one burner body (3) is mounted, and at least one superior cover (5), which can be removably coupled to said burner body, as well as at least one annular flame diffuser (4), designed to produce at least one flame crown. The burner is also provided with means (9, 9?, 10) for reversibly fixing the superior cover to the burner cup. The reversible fixing means comprise at least one male part (9, 9?) integral to the cup and at least one female part (10) integral to the cover, or vice-versa, in which the male part can be inserted into the female part and is movable within the female part between at least one reciprocal holding position and at least one reciprocal release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SABAF S.P.A.
    Inventor: Angelo Bettinzoli
  • Patent number: 9258949
    Abstract: A flow-regulating drip emitter, comprising a base that includes an inlet connector configured for connection to an upstream line with a water source; and a cover attached to the base, the cover including an outlet connector configured for connection to a downstream line. At least one of the cover or the base defines at least a first labyrinth passageway having a first resistance to water flow and a second labyrinth passageway having a second resistance to water flow different from the first resistance to water flow; and further wherein the base and the cover are structured so that movement of the cover in relation to the base connects the inlet connector to the outlet connector via only the first labyrinth passageway, and wherein further movement of the cover in relation to the base connects the inlet connector to the outlet connector via only the second labyrinth passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: NATIONAL DIVERSIFIED SALES, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Nourian
  • Patent number: 9249708
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system preferably being an exhaust system or a part of a system such as a part of an exhaust system for a combustion engine. The system or the part of the system comprising a pipe (1) through which a fluid, such as exhaust gasses, flows; a nozzle (3) adapted to atomize a liquid, being disposed. to crystallize as a result of contact with the fluid and adapted to introduce the liquid through one or more outlets into the pipe (1). The nozzle (3) being arranged so that the region being sprayed and/or the mixing region in which a mixing between the liquid being atomized by the nozzle and the fluid flowing in the pipe occur is/are flushed by fluid flowing through the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: GRUNDFOS NONOX A/S
    Inventors: Peter Rosenbeck Mortensen, Niels Torp Madsen, Andreas Aabroe Gamborg
  • Patent number: 9247858
    Abstract: A fluid inlet for a dishwasher configured to help manage acoustic emissions is provided. The fluid inlet includes a nozzle that defines a first plurality of orifices and a second plurality of orifices having a larger diameter than the first plurality of orifices. The first or second plurality of orifices may define a diverging cross-section. The first plurality of orifices may be interspersed in a plurality of clusters between the second plurality of orifices. The fluid inlet may further include an enclosure defining a vertically descending channel from the nozzle toward a bottom of a tub of the dishwasher and one or more dampers within the enclosure such that the water exiting the nozzle cascades down onto and over the dampers and out of the enclosures through one or more outlets of the enclosure to the bottom of the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles A. Goodyear, Mario Ascander Colon
  • Patent number: 9205471
    Abstract: A flushing device (1) includes a flush liquid pipe (6) arranged in an enclosed space (2) with at least one flush head (7) which is substantially rotatable about the longitudinal axis (A) of the flush liquid pipe, and a nozzle device (8) arranged on said flush head, being substantially rotatable about an axis (B) extending substantially transversely to the longitudinal axis of said flush liquid pipe, having one or more nozzles (9, 11) for the provision of one or more flush liquid streams (10, 12) directed substantially against the inside of the enclosed space for the cleaning thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Scanjet Marine AB
    Inventors: Martin Ross, Joacim Cronholm
  • Patent number: 9199252
    Abstract: A shower device according to the invention includes a shower head housing having a jet disk and a multiplicity of jet outlet openings. The jet outlet openings are divided into multiple groups of jet outlet openings. For each group of jet outlet openings, a distinct chamber is formed in the shower head housing. A water inlet can for example be connected by means of a change-over valve to in each case one of the chambers fluidic in parallel. The two chambers are arranged consecutively in the shower head housing. The water exiting the rear chamber as viewed relative to the jet disk can for example pass through the front chamber in a sealed channel or as a jet, which passes through a larger opening of the jet disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Hansgrohe SE
    Inventors: Franz Schorn, Klaus Butzke, Markus Wöhrle, Fabian Melle, Juergen Buehler, Sven Kleinwaechter
  • Patent number: 9084511
    Abstract: Briefly, and in accordance with the foregoing, disclosed is a spray head for use with, in combination with a beverage making apparatus, as a replacement for other spray heads and a method of using a spray head. The spray head receives liquid from a liquid dispensing path of the beverage making apparatus and distributes liquid over a beverage making substance retained proximate the spray head. The spray head includes two pieces, a first piece for connection to the liquid dispensing path and the second piece which is flexible and removable attachable to the first piece. A cavity is defined between the first and second pieces. Water received form the liquid dispensing path collects in the cavity. The second piece or body portion includes a plurality of holes for dispensing and distributing water from the cavity over the beverage substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
    Inventors: Charles H. Clark, William E. Midden
  • Patent number: 8876023
    Abstract: A showerhead (20) has a spray head (32) having a plurality of spray outlets (36, 38,42,44) on different faces is mounted for manual rotation about a single pivot axis both to select a spray outlet and to adjust the direction of the spray for the selected spray outlet. The showerhead can be configured so that flow of water is uninterrupted during changeover between spray modes. Alternative versions of the showerhead are disclosed in which the spray head is mounted for powered rotation, for example by a motor, allowing remote operation of the showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Mira Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Taylor Peel, Jennifer Ellen Barnard, Simon Westgate, Alexander Fagg, Craig Edwin Baker, Peter Thomas Green
  • Patent number: 8870100
    Abstract: A nozzle plate and an atomizing module using the nozzle plate are disclosed. The atomizing module is installed at a cavity and includes a piezoelectric circular plate, a braking circular plate and a nozzle plate. The braking circular plate is installed on a side of the piezoelectric circular plate. The nozzle plate is a circular disc clamped between the piezoelectric circular plate and the braking circular plate, and the nozzle plate includes firing holes and first protrusions. Each first protrusion is non-circular and protruded in a direction towards the piezoelectric circular plate or the braking circular plate to form a multi-curved surface structure radially or circularly arranged into a specific geometric pattern. The nozzle plate can increase the atomizing area, atomizing quantity and liquid-gas exchange rate to prevent excessive stresses from concentrating at the center of the nozzle plate or vibrations from cracking or breaking the nozzle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Microbase Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shu-Pin Hsieh, Yu-Ju Su, Chia-Chen Huang, Chien-Hua Lin, Yu-Chung Hsu, Tai-Shuan Lin, Mei-Hui Huang, Chieh-Ming Hsiung
  • Patent number: 8757517
    Abstract: A showerhead having a plurality of spray modes including a manifold defining a plurality of mode apertures, a front channel plate, a rear channel plate, and a radial mode changer. The front channel plate includes a plurality of front plate partitions connected to an exterior surface of the manifold. The front plate partitions define at least two channels, each channel of the at least two channels corresponds to one of the plurality of spray modes. The mode apertures in the manifold provide fluid communication between the manifold and the at least two channels. The rear channel plate encloses the at least two channels to form at least two chambers. When the radial mode changer is rotated, one or more of the ports of the radial mode changer is aligned with one or more of the mode apertures, and water flows through the radial mode changer into one of the chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl T. Whitaker, Leland C. Leber, Brian Randall Williams
  • Publication number: 20130327844
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nozzle 1 for generating a water shield, the nozzle comprises a nozzle body 2 being hollow and having a substantially circular circumference, said nozzle body comprises a first and second end 3,4 and an inner 7 and an outer 6 surface, the first end 3 is open and has a construction suited for coupling to a source of pressurized water, and the second end 4 is closed, the nozzle body further comprises multiple holes 5 extending from the inner to the outer surface, the holes arranged in at least one row extending around at least parts of the substantially circular circumference, the holes having a cross-section at the inner and outer surface of the nozzle body, wherein the cross-section of the holes 5 has a larger area at the inner surface 7 of the nozzle body than at the outer surface 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: SWT AS
    Inventors: Terje Morten Soltvedt, Daniel Soltvedt, Sven Egil Tjørholm
  • Patent number: 8585276
    Abstract: A cleaning system for cleaning the interior of an industrial food mixing bowl of, for example, a dough mixer includes a cleaning lance with a spray nozzle assembly at an end of the lance, an actuator operable to reciprocally insert and retract the lance into or out of a food mixer bowl, and a pump operable to deliver cleaning fluid under pressure over a conduit to the lance and spray nozzle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Trustees of the La Strada No. 2 Trust
    Inventor: Richard Stanley Michael Fenton
  • Patent number: 8424783
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wall mounted shower head including a casing body set, a water conduit set and a water outlet plate. The water conduit set is disposed inside the casing body set, wherein upper section of the water conduit set is joined to a first joining base of the water outlet plate and bottom section of the water conduit set is joined to a second joining base of the casing body set. With a two-stage press control button disposed on the water outlet plate, users can control shower water by controlling actuation of an upper control shaft, a lower control shaft and a spring of the water conduit set. The structure provides a convenient water control operation for users in shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Somei Huang
  • Patent number: 8403240
    Abstract: The invention discloses a rotary waterfall shower comprising a hollow body, transversely arranged vane wheels, a front cover arranged on the front end of the body in a sealing way and a water division member which is arranged in the body in a sealing way and can cause the vane wheels to rotate, a pinion wheel is fixedly arranged on the front end of the vane wheels in an axial direction and is meshed with output gear wheels distributed in a central symmetry way, and each output gear wheel can drive one rotary water discharge component arranged on the front end of the front cover to rotate horizontally. Water sprinkled out from the water outlet of the rotary waterfall shower can be dynamically rotated to form gainly clusters of spiral waterfall water blooms, and the shower has the effect of gentle massage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tianyu Chen
  • Patent number: 8348181
    Abstract: A shower assembly having a plurality of spray modes for expelling water includes a housing having a water inflow and a water outflow. The shower assembly provides a manifold defining a cavity having a sidewall. One or more mode apertures formed in the sidewall of the cavity are in fluid communication with the water outflow. A radial mode changer provided in the shower assembly defines a hollow passageway in fluid communication with the water inflow, and further defines a plurality of recessed ports in fluid communication with the hollow passageway. The radial mode changer is rotatably received in the cavity of the manifold and may be rotated relative to the manifold to align at least one of the recessed ports with at least one of the mode apertures for providing flow from the water inflow into the water outflow via the radial mode changer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl T. Whitaker, Leland C. Leber, Brian Randall Williams
  • Patent number: 8215572
    Abstract: A fuel-injection system for direct injection of fuel into a combustion chamber through a combustion-chamber top arranged opposite a piston has a fuel injector which includes an actuable valve-closure member. The valve-closure member cooperates with a valve-seat surface to form a sealing seat. A multitude of spray-discharge orifices generates a spray cloud, each spray-discharge orifice generating a fuel jet, and the multitude of fuel jets generating the spray cloud in the combustion chamber. A first opening angle of the spray cloud in a first plane is greater than a second opening angle in a second plane extending perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Vogel, Werner Herden, Rainer Ecker
  • Patent number: 8206148
    Abstract: For cooking appliances, a gas burner presenting externally at least one annular portion (50), characterized by presenting two gas inlets (3, 10), with which at least two injectors (4, 11) are associated respectively; the first gas inlet (3) supplying the air/gas mixture to a first annular chamber (55) provided in said annular portion (50) and communicating with a series of main ports (24) through which said mixture leaves to form at least one main flame ring (43) in the outer circumference of the annular portion (50); the second gas inlet (10) supplying the air/gas mixture to a second annular chamber (55) provided in said annular portion (50) and feeding a flame ring (27) which constitutes the only flame ignited in the burner when this is operating at minimum power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Defendi Italy S.R.L.
    Inventor: Carlo Paesani
  • Patent number: 8167220
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided an end fitment for use with an actuator used from drawing fluid from a container through a tube, the actuator has a depression face and a neck extending there from for connection to a corner end extending downwardly for securing the end fitment thereto. The end fitment further including a lower end for attaching to a headpiece. The headpiece has a concaved bottom surface that transitions to a surrounding side surface and has a plurality of openings positioned about the bottom surface for ejecting a fluid within the container. The plurality of openings are positioned into a pair of concentric rows, defined as a first concentric row of openings positioned within a second concentric row of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Berlin Packaging, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Jost
  • Patent number: 8087595
    Abstract: A combination rinse pitcher, particularly for rinsing shampoo from the head of a child during “bath time.” A main container body is made of relatively rigid material, and has a bottom and a plurality of main body sidewalls. A lip element is attached to the main container body and defines a rim of the rinse pitcher. The lip element is made of a relatively soft material which is sufficiently flexible such that at least a first portion of the rim can conform to the shape of the child's forehead. The first portion of the rim can be pressed against the child's forehead forming a seal to prevent poured water from flowing down the forehead of the child. A second one of the lip element sidewalls has apertures through which water can be poured to provide a shower-like flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: BRICA, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence O. Freese
  • Patent number: 7992807
    Abstract: A mechanism of controlling water outflow of shower is provided in the casing of shower. The water outlet of the mechanism is aligned with the water outlet of shower. The mechanism of controlling water outflow comprises inner sealing shell, outer sealing shell, and an intermediate cavity defined between the inner sealing shell and the outer sealing shell. A water outflow cavity is formed between outer sealing shell and water outflow disc. The intermediate cavity communicates with intake channel of shower. The mechanism of controlling water outlet also comprises separating sealing pad inside the intermediate cavity, with one side sticked to the water outflow disc of outer sealing shell and the other side sticked to valve elements. The intermediate cavity comprises the inner cavity and outer cavity. The inner cavity communicates with water outflow cavity through the first small hole and with outer cavity through a through-hole. The intake channel communicates with outer cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Yaozhao Pan
  • Patent number: 7963462
    Abstract: A recreational vehicle toilet tank cleaning assembly includes a tube that has a terminal end. A nozzle is removably coupled to the terminal end. The nozzle has a first end, a second end and a perimeter wall extending between the first and second ends. The first end is open and is threadably coupled to the terminal end of the tube. The nozzle has a plurality of apertures therein. The apertures include a primary aperture extending through the second end that is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the nozzle. The perimeter wall has a break therein and the nozzle includes a first portion rotatably coupled to a second portion. The second portion includes the plurality of apertures. The tube is fluidly couplable to a water source and the nozzle placed in a recreational vehicle toilet tank to eject water outwardly of the plurality of apertures and clean the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: John C. Ramos, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7909271
    Abstract: A direct injection fuel injector includes a nozzle tip having a plurality of passages allowing fluid communication between an inner nozzle tip surface portion and an outer nozzle tip surface portion and directly into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. A first group of the passages have inner surface apertures located substantially in a first common plane. A second group of the passages have inner surface apertures located substantially in at least a second common plane substantially parallel to the first common plane. The second group has more passages than the first group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Cavanagh, Roger L. Urven, Jr., Keith E. Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20090126632
    Abstract: A tube-array showerhead for CVD or PECVD on large substrates delivers precursors to a process chamber via an array of tubes drilled with precision holes. The tubes rapidly become contaminated with use and must be changed frequently to maintain process quality. An improved manifold for a tube-array showerhead, intended for processes with a low pressure differential between the tubes and process chamber, includes holding-stubs to hold each tube by its ends outside the manifold block. At least one holding-stub for each tube is spring-loaded along the direction of the tube's operating axis. Contaminated tubes can be removed, and clean tubes installed, without disassembling the manifolds or disturbing any high-pressure-differential seals to the ambient atmosphere or precursor supplies. This invention reduces production costs by decreasing chamber down-time and reducing the risk of creating leaks when tubes are changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: OptiSolar, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Harroun
  • Patent number: 7347388
    Abstract: A shower head includes a main body, a mounting seat, a locking nut, a connecting disk, an O-ring, a gasket, a water outlet faceplate, an adjusting bolt, and a connector unit. Thus, the connecting disk is moved toward the main body by rotation of the adjusting bolt so that the O-ring is moved upward with the connecting disk and closely urged on the inner wall of the main body, thereby forming a closely sealing effect between the connecting disk and the inner wall of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignees: Shong I Copper Ltd., National Craft Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Chin-Tang Chung
  • Publication number: 20080054102
    Abstract: A head for a precision ceramic gas cooker comprises a seat, a cover assembly and a mixing tube. The seat, the cover assembly and the mixing tube are made of precision ceramic which has the high temperature resisting property, and are coated with enamel on the surfaces thereof so as to provide variety of colors and patterns of the head, thus solving the conventional problem of unable to change the colors and patterns of the metal materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Yuan Fu Chang
  • Patent number: 7104469
    Abstract: A discharge device for at least one medium having a medium reservoir, a medium pump and an applicator in which a filler is provided for medium guidance and which has an outlet area for a medium discharge fitted to a slender end area remote from the medium reservoir is known. According to the invention at least two outlets are provided at the outlet area. Use for medium dosing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Merk, Gerald Krampen, Stefan Ritsche
  • Patent number: 7100845
    Abstract: A switch-equipped sprinkler including a main body, a rotary water-distributing switch and a color-changeable warning facial cap mounted in a facial cap of the sprinkler. The switch is mounted in the main body. The switch has an operating handle arranged between the facial cap and the handle of the sprinkler. In the case that the temperature of the water exceeds a set value, the color-changeable facial cap will warn a user. The switch is operable with single handle to control the path of the water flow and switch the figures of the sprinkled water as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Inventor: Elvis Hsieh
  • Patent number: 7066398
    Abstract: A method for performing an aperture plate comprises providing a mandrel that is constructed of a mandrel body having a conductive surface and a plurality of nonconductive islands disposed on the conductive surface. The mandrel is placed within a solution containing a material that is to be deposited onto the mandrel. Electrical current is applied to the mandrel to form an aperture plate on the mandrel, with the apertures having an exit angle that is in the range from about 30° to about 60°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Aerogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Borland, Gary Baker
  • Patent number: 7004409
    Abstract: A number of water spray holes formed on a water spray plate is not less than 130. A diameter of the respective water spray holes is not less than 0.1 mm and not more than 0.5 mm, and an entire aperture area thereof is not more than 30 mm2. With this arrangement, since the entire aperture area of the water spray holes is reduced, it is possible to achieve water-saving effects. Moreover, since the water spray holes are small and provided by a plurality of numbers, the flow of water sprayed from the respective water spray holes is large to feel some strength hitting the skin and to achieve expansion of shower water so that the sense of using the shower may be satisfied. Moreover, since a plurality of small water spray holes is formed, a larger number of minus ion can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Takayasu Okubo
  • Publication number: 20040227019
    Abstract: A number of water spray holes formed on a water spray plate is not less than 130. A diameter of the respective water spray holes is not less than 0.1 mm and not more than 0.5 mm, and an entire aperture area thereof is not more than 30 mm2. With this arrangement, since the entire aperture area of the water spray holes is reduced, it is possible to achieve water-saving effects. Moreover, since the water spray holes are small and provided by a plurality of numbers, the flow of water sprayed from the respective water spray holes is large to feel some strength hitting the skin and to achieve expansion of shower water so that the sense of using the shower may be satisfied. Moreover, since a plurality of small water spray holes is formed, a larger number of minus ion can be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventor: Takayasu Okubo
  • Patent number: 6745847
    Abstract: A fire extinguishing spray nozzle connected to a vertical pipeline includes a nozzle body with a plurality of micro apertures formed on a lower inner circumference thereof, and a nozzle cap connected to the nozzle body and having a guide line and orifices. The orifices of the nozzle cap communicate with a chamber formed between the nozzle body and nozzle cap, so that water supplied from the vertical pipeline flows to the orifices through a guide line. The nozzle body has a female threaded portion on an inner circumference of a connecting line, and the nozzle cap has a male threaded portion on a protruded portion thereof, so that the nozzle cap is threadedly engaged to the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: WIN Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 6742514
    Abstract: A burner apparatus for an outdoor cooking stove includes a hollow gas distribution ring, and an attached fuel conduit for sending fuel thereto. The gas ring has a hollow plenum formed therein. In a specific embodiment, the gas ring includes a base portion and an annular cap which is attachable to the base portion, and the annular cap has a plurality of primary apertures formed therethrough, as well as a plurality of secondary apertures which are smaller than the primary apertures. The secondary apertures are located at a level below the primary apertures. The fuel conduit has a hollow passage formed therethrough, which is in fluid communication with the plenum of the gas distribution ring. An outdoor cooking stove including the burner apparatus is also described, along with a kit for constructing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Outdoors
    Inventor: Robert Eastman, II
  • Patent number: 6722587
    Abstract: A spray system has a base plate, a support member, a first cylinder mechanism and a second cylinder mechanism, a first slide tube and a second slide tube, a first board portion and a second board portion, a first holding bar, and a second holding bar. Each board portion is so constructed that a nozzle cassette is detachably fitted to a board base plate, the nozzle cassette is equipped with a number of spray nozzles, the first cylinder mechanism is so constructed that the first board portion can be moved relative to the support member, and the second cylinder mechanism is so constructed that the second board portion can be moved relative to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Hanano Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Hanano
  • Patent number: 6631859
    Abstract: A showerhead with an internal valve to control the flow of fluid between a full flow and reduced flow condition so as to save energy and thereby conserve the supply of water. The showerhead includes an internal valve that operates easily between an off position and an on position to permit a controlled flow of water from an approximate flow of two and one half gallons per minute to a reduced flow of about one half gallon per minute. The internal valve is formed in a spherical configuration and swivels or rotates between a reduced flow position and a full flow on position; it has formed therein a relatively small by-pass aperture that serves to selectively maintain a predetermined, constant temperature flow of water for a person taking a shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventor: Albert Leo Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6622944
    Abstract: A two phase fuel oil atomizer utilizing a secondary media such as high pressure steam or air to assist in the atomization of heavy fuel oil, while reducing NOx and other polluting emissions. The fuel oil atomizer comprises a mixing plate and a sprayer plate which are configured to discharge atomized fuel oil at varying spray angles in order to provide staging of the atomized fuel as it exits the sprayer plate with the surrounding combustion chamber air to provide a fuel/air ratio that is appropriately rich and lean in order to allow lower flame temperatures. NOx generation is accordingly reduced at the lower flame temperatures. With atomized fuel droplet size small enough to enable rapid fuel evaporation and complete combustion, low CO, opacity and particulate generation are achieved with minimum excess oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Combustion Components Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Hurley, Scott H. Lindemann, John N. Dale
  • Patent number: 6609668
    Abstract: An integrated cavitation and cleaning tool is provided with a plurality of ports for jetting out a combination of air, water and drilling foam pumped into a coal well using air compressor and a water pump to force the combined air, water and drilling form through the cleaning tool out of each of the plurality of ports while the cleaning tool is rotationally maintained to clean and flush out old coal wells not in production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Cavitation, Inc.
    Inventor: Clint Rhodd
  • Patent number: 6588195
    Abstract: This invention relates to a bleed valve of a compressor, in particular a compressor of a bypass aero-engine, with a guiding device provided downstream of a valve body in the bleed duct, said guiding device directing the bleed airflow from a compressor duct to a bypass duct in such a manner that the direction of the flow of the bleed airflow is imparted with a component which is unidirectional with the airflow carried in the bypass duct. The present invention provides a dissipation screen in the bleed duct between the valve body and the guiding device to reduce the energy contained in the bleed airflow, thereby decreasing the loading of the bypass duct. Moreover, the present invention provides for an attenuation chamber downstream of the dissipation screen as viewed in the direction of the bleed airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventor: Dimitrie Negulescu
  • Publication number: 20030098372
    Abstract: Disclosed is a showerhead of a CVD apparatus comprising a plate having an empty inside and provided with a plurality of injection holes at one surface thereof; and gas supplying pipes installed at the plate so as to supply gas, wherein introduced gas thereto is injected to an upper space of the wafer through the injection holes, the plate is divided in a radial manner on the basis of a center point to be divided into a plurality of sectors having respective inner spaces independently, and the gas supplying pipes are connected to the respective sectors. According to that, gas can be independently supplied to each sector of the showerhead, thereby easily applying the CVD apparatus not only to a batch type process but also to an atomic layer deposition method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Applicant: Jusung Engineering Co.
    Inventor: Kwang-Sik Kim
  • Publication number: 20030038189
    Abstract: A shower head having a plurality of nozzles, with the exterior finish of both the shower head housing and the nozzles being consistent. For example, both the shower head and the nozzles may have either a chrome or a brass exterior finish. The nozzles of the shower head of the present invention each include a nozzle insert positioned therein, with the nozzle insert having a flexible nozzle tip protruding from the nozzle. Each nozzle insert includes an passageway in fluid communication with the water inlet of the shower head whereby water introduced into the shower head is ejected from the shower head through the passageway in the nozzle insert. The flexibility of the nozzle tip provides a convenient mechanism for eliminating build-up of, e.g., calcium or other deposits by manually flexing the nozzle tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventor: Gianni Clerico Titinet
  • Patent number: 6478577
    Abstract: A burner nozzle includes a burner tube that extends along a central axis and has an inlet end portion for receiving combustible gas and air. The burner tube extends along the central axis from the inlet end portion to an outlet end portion for releasing a mixture of gas and air. A curved head with a plurality of openings and an imperforate portion is connected to the outlet end portion. The openings and imperforate portion of the curved head create a transverse flow of gas and air out of the curved head to produce a shaped flame. A burner assembly may include a combustion tube in which the burner nozzle is disposed and connected. The burner nozzle is used in a method of widening and shaping a flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Beckett Gas, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Maricic, Thomas F. Hutchinson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6467703
    Abstract: Torch tip for a torch, said tip adapted to be in fluid communication with a fuel gas and oxygen source for generating a flame, the torch tip including a tubular or substantially tubular body having a plurality of spaced orifices therein, at least one of the orifices being formed in a planar surface so as to allow the formation of a circular orifice therein, the orifice thereby emitting, in operation, a stable and even flame. In a preferred embodiment, all of the orifices are so formed, and direct a flame towards a common point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Uniweld Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Pearl, II, Frank G. Smith
  • Patent number: 6398136
    Abstract: A fire-fighting tool incorporates a twist-lock mechanism whereby various nozzles can be interchanged for particular fire-fighting purposes. Included in such nozzles are a penetrating nozzle having a doubly bevelled front end for easier access through a roof, and various fluid ejection and misting elements that can be configured in terms of fluid aperture angles to produce a mist directed somewhat back towards the user, transverse to the nozzle, or forward from the nozzle. A non-penetrating embodiment of the invention also uses an end ejecting misting region. The foregoing elements can be used in conjunction with various extention wands, which are removably connectable fluid channels bent to various angles, so as to provide easier access to fires that are located within recesses of buildings, motor vehicles, or boats and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Inventor: Edward V. Smith
  • Patent number: 6382531
    Abstract: A shower head generally comprising a backing plate, a diaphragm and a cover plate. The rear surface of the backing plate includes a receptacle for receiving a conduit through which pressurized water may be directed to an aperture extending through the backing plate. The front surface of the diaphragm has a plurality of nipples extending outwardly therefrom with each nipple having longitudinal bore extending therethrough. The cover plate has a plurality of holes extending therethrough for receiving the nipples on the diaphragm such that the cover holds the diaphragm against the front surface of the backing plate. Pressurized water delivered through the aperture causes an outward deflection of the diaphragm away from the backing plate allowing water to be expelled through the bores in the nipples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Martin Tracy
  • Patent number: 6311902
    Abstract: A nozzle for substantially laminar dispersion of gases at an angle to a central axis has a conically shaped portion and a stem portion. A chamfered bore allows a smooth entry of gas or vapor under pressure into a longitudinal bore within the stem portion which extends into the conical portion. A plurality of angularly oriented bores extend from the sloping face of the conical portion into the longitudinal bore forming sharp ridges at their intersection with the longitudinal bore, with the centerlines of the angular bores, all intersecting within the longitudinal bore. The conical portion is truncated and an axial bore extends from the truncated portion into the longitudinal bore. The diameters of the angular bores, the axial bore, and the longitudinal bore are chosen to insure the formation of sharp ridges to the exclusion of flat surfaces or lands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Michael Mueller
  • Patent number: 6253759
    Abstract: A grill side burner assembly including a burner having a generally disc-shaped body with an oval cross-section. Louvered main ports are arranged around the upper part of the burner body and create a cyclone-like distribution of heat to the cooking surface thereby improving efficiency. A fuel feed channel is formed integrally into a lower portion of the burner and provides fuel to the interior of the burner body. The burner can be attached to the bottom of a bowl-like recess in a side-burner base and covered with a grid. The side burner assembly can be implemented with a very low parts count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Giebel, Henry Schubert, Bob Broach, Don Freber, Robert Minor
  • Patent number: 6241166
    Abstract: A shower head has a first chamber defined in part by an outer wall or body and having an entrance bush to receive a supply of water which is deflected into the first chamber by a baffle on spaced legs depending from the bush. The shower head has a second chamber comprising an upper conical wall formed with a ring of openings therein through which water can pass from the first chamber into the second chamber. The second chamber has a lower wall or spray plate with fine water outlet apertures and also has an external peripheral rim at the level of the spray plate. The second chamber is a one-piece unit in which the upper conical wall is secured to the baffle by a screw threaded bolt acting to pull the second chamber into the first chamber and clamp the peripheral rim against a sealing ring pressing on an internal annular shoulder of the outer wall or body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Purdie Elcock Limited
    Inventors: John Overington, Leonard Paul Gauntlet
  • Patent number: 6206684
    Abstract: A system and method is provided in the form of an injector assembly 10 for thoroughly premixing fuel and oxidizer reactants and water upstream of a combustion chamber 12. The assembly includes a housing 20 that has a first stack 30 for thoroughly mixing reactants from an oxidizer source 40 and a fuel source 50. It also includes a second stack 80 for mixing and blending the prior mixed reactants with coolant water, before ignition within a combustion chamber 12. The mixing and blending is accomplished in mixing cups 100 where the water and reactant mixture are joined in perpendicular flow streams. Some water is also introduced tangentially in the mixing cups to promote vortical flow and further enhance the mixing process. An alternative injector assembly 210 is also provided that mixes the reactants in a swirl cup 260 and enhances mixture ratio uniformity by means of a diffusion plate insert 270.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Clean Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: H. Harry Mueggenburg