Transverse To Flow Path Patents (Class 239/586)
  • Patent number: 9346281
    Abstract: A liquid supply unit includes a pressure adjusting valve portion that includes a liquid outlet connectable to an upstream end of a supply passage, which supplies liquid to a liquid ejection head, a liquid inlet that draws in the liquid from a liquid supply source containing the liquid, a pressure chamber at least partially formed by a flexible portion configured to be deformed when the pressure changes, an urging member configured to urge the flexible portion in a direction in which the flexible portion increases a volume of the pressure chamber, and an opening-closing valve configured to allow the liquid to be drawn from the liquid supply source to the pressure chamber through the liquid inlet in accordance with a deformation of the flexible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tokujiro Okuno, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9169624
    Abstract: The present invention is an adjustable water flow control apparatus for showers which includes an outer housing, an outer inlet member, an outer valve, an inner housing, an inner inlet member, an inner valve, an outlet, an actuating means and a biasing means. The actuating means is configured to axially move the inner housing together with the inner inlet member between a decreased flow position and an increased flow position for water flow control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: AQUAmate K&B Limited
    Inventor: Ransom Man Pan Lee
  • Publication number: 20150108257
    Abstract: Provided is a valve unit which opens/closes a flow path and includes a unit-main body having a pressure-adjustment chamber formed therein, a film sealing an opening of the pressure-adjustment chamber, a pressure-receiving plate adhered to the film, a valve body connected to the pressure-receiving plate, and a spring urging the valve body to the film. The pressure-adjustment chamber has an inlet and an outlet through which the liquid flows, a wall portion facing the pressure-receiving plate, and a first-concave portion facing the pressure-receiving plate. The inlet is opened/closed by the valve body and is provided in the first-concave portion. A gap between the wall portion and the pressure-receiving plate is smaller than that between the first-concave portion and the pressure-receiving plate. The wall portion makes the first-concave portion extend from the inlet to a side opposite to the outlet side, with respect to the inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroaki OKUI
  • Patent number: 8950693
    Abstract: A spray gun includes a gun body, a rotary plug and a button. The gun body has a valve seat extending between an inlet passage and an outlet passage thereof. The plug is accommodated in a chamber of the valve seat and has a fluid path, with the plug rotatable between an open position where the fluid path joins the inlet passage and the outlet passage and a closed position where the plug separates the inlet passage from the outlet passage. The button has two lobes joined to opposite ends of the plug. An elastomeric seal ring is sleeved around the plug. A backup ring adjacent to the seal ring is sleeved around the plug. The seal ring and the backup ring are held between a shoulder of the valve seat and the respective lobe of the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Yuan Pin Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pai-Chou Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8941025
    Abstract: Plume shield shroud (10) for a plasma gun (30) includes a substantially tubular member (14) comprising an axial length, a plume entry end (11), and a plume exit end (13). The shroud (10) is adapted to be mounted to a plasma gun (30). A method of protecting, confining or shielding of a gas plume of a plasma gun (30) includes mounting (20) a gas plume shroud (10) on the plasma gun (30) such that the shroud (10) is sized and configured to substantially surround at least a portion of the gas plume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Richard McCullough, Mark F. Spaulding, Robert F. Savill, Jr., Ronald J. Molz
  • Patent number: 8910888
    Abstract: A sprinkler head includes a sprinkler body formed with a through-bore defining a flow path adapted for alignment with a nozzle bore. A nozzle carrier is mounted on the sprinkler body for linear movement across the flow path and adapted to support plural nozzles. The nozzle carrier is configured to enable any one of the plural nozzles to be aligned with the flow path. The nozzle carrier is provided with plural discrete seal pads that are selectively movable into a position covering the flow path to thereby shut off flow through the sprinkler body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nelson Irrigation Corporation
    Inventors: George L. Sesser, Barton R Nelson
  • Patent number: 8905330
    Abstract: A device, system and method relating to dispensing fluid from a device. The system relates generally to a hand-held fluid dispensing module, a control module coupled to the hand-held fluid dispensing module, a fluid container located in close proximity to the hand-held fluid dispensing module and the control module, and a cooling module coupled to the control module. The hand-held device being configured to control and determine the amount of fluid dispensed from the device. The method relates to using the system and dispensing fluid from the hand-held fluid dispensing module by either applying pressure to an exterior portion of the hand-held dispensing module or providing a vacuum to the hand-held fluid dispensing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ATP, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Paukovits, Joseph Bowling, J. Michael Henderson, Daniel Todd Adlon
  • Patent number: 8864053
    Abstract: A spray head for a fluid distribution system that includes a spray head base defining a fluid inlet passage connected to a spray head body, a pair of deflectors extending outwardly from the base and the body, respectively, defining a fluid outlet passage, a piston disposed in a chamber of the body defining a variable orifice between the inlet and outlet, and a deflector plate positioned on an inner surface of the deflector of the base having a deflector plate surface opposing the variable orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Peter W. Anderton, Apostolis P. Kouvelis, Steve M. Jelaca
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8640675
    Abstract: A fuel injector has an injector body and a control rod, which is movable in the injector body along an axis for controlling opening/closing of a nozzle that injects fuel in an engine cylinder; the injector body houses a metering servovalve, provided with a control chamber and with an open/close element of a balanced type, axial sliding of which causes a variation in pressure in the control chamber; the metering servovalve comprises a valve body made of two pieces coaxially coupled to one another via a deformable ring, which defines also a gasket for guaranteeing fluid tightness between the two pieces and maintains in a fixed position a disk on which a calibrated restriction is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Mario Ricco, Raffaele Ricco, Sergio Stucchi, Onofrio De Michele
  • Patent number: 8573516
    Abstract: A method of designing a fuel nozzle of a gas turbine engine to reduce fretting thereof during use, including establishing an initial nozzle design, determining a first natural frequency of that design and a running frequency range of the gas turbine engine, and increasing a first transverse dimension of the stem member of the nozzle across a length of a portion thereof adjacent the inlet end until the first natural frequency of the nozzle is outside the running range, while a second transverse dimension of the portion remains at least substantially unchanged across the length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventor: Saeid Oskooei
  • Patent number: 8573512
    Abstract: A handheld water discharging device contains a housing; a water supplying pipe fixed in the housing and including a valve holder and a discharge assembly; wherein the valve holder includes an inlet room, a distributing room, a peripheral flowing room, a central flowing room, and a groove; the distributing room includes a plurality of ratchet blocks; the discharge assembly is fixed at the groove and includes a first outflow member and a second outflow member; a valve core displaces in the distributing room and includes a first closing segment; a resilient element is used to push the valve core downward; a positioning member is fixed in the distributing room and includes a biasing portion, a number of engagement teeth, and a stem; a button element serves as to push the positioning member upward properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Xiaodi Hu
  • Patent number: 8424781
    Abstract: A power sprayer or spray device for use with a faucet. The spray device may include a spray mode and a stream mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Michael Scot Rosko, John D. Vogel, Patrick B. Jonte
  • Patent number: 8408483
    Abstract: A dental water jet apparatus for adjusting a pressurized water stream from a pump to a tip moves pressurized water from a reservoir to a tip in fluid communication with the pump. A flow control knob may be turned to selectively adjust the water pressure supplied by the tip between a minimum and a maximum value. When the flow control knob is turned in a first direction, the volume of fluid directed towards the tip decreases and the volume of fluid returned to an inlet of the pump increases. Fluid may flow from the reservoir and ultimately into the tip to provide oral irrigation and/or cleaning of the teeth, gums, and tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Boyd, Brian R. Williams, Kurt M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8376249
    Abstract: A movable structure of a faucet outlet including a faucet body, a connecting tube, a switching valve stick, a valve unit, a water outlet head and a cover, wherein the faucet body has a water channel in front of an inner space therein and a water outlet with a downward opening. A converging space at the faucet body has a board and a positioning hole. The water outlet head is an elongated and hollow body where a plurality of separation boards are formed to generate a plurality of water outlet channels, and a connecting point is formed at each lateral side of the water outlet channel. The other side of the cover has a sealing surface next to the water channel to securely cover on the water outlet of the cover, and a water-stopping ring is located between the water outlet and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20120280068
    Abstract: A movable structure of a movable structure of a faucet outlet including a faucet body, a connecting tube, a switching valve stick, a valve unit, a water outlet head and a cover, wherein the faucet body has a water channel in front of an inner space therein and a water outlet with a downward opening. A converging space at the faucet body has a board and a positioning hole. One end of the connecting tube is connected at the water channel and the other end is configured to connect with water pipes hidden in the wall. One end of the switching valve stick is enlarged to form a pulling head and the other end has an engaging segment. The valve unit has a water separation board and one end of which is protruding to form a trough space having an anti-leaking pad, and the other end has a two-prong clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: ALEXANDER YEH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20120267445
    Abstract: A sprayer head assembly for dispensing a chemical stored within a container comprises a body having a bore and a valve moveably positioned at least partially within the bore. The housing includes passages for carrier fluid and the chemical. A vent passage is also provided. The valve selectively closes and opens the carrier fluid, chemical and vent passages. The valve is configured to move in a side to side motion which is generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Donald J. Shanklin, Ronald F. Englhard
  • Patent number: 8201755
    Abstract: A sprayer head assembly for dispensing a chemical stored within a container comprises a body having a bore and a valve moveably positioned at least partially within the bore. The sprayer head assembly includes passages for the carrier fluid and the chemical. A vent passage is also provided. The valve selectively closes and opens the carrier fluid, chemical and vent passages. The valve is configured to move in a side to side motion which is generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Shanklin, Ronald F. Englhard
  • Patent number: 8152078
    Abstract: A faucet spray head or gun body arrangement, including a spray gun body, a spray gun press handle, a spray gun inner core tube and control means, the spray gun press handle being movably fixed on the spray gun body, the spray gun inner core tube being disposed in the spray gun body, and the control means engaging with the spray gun inner core tube and the spray gun press handle, wherein two outlet waterways are provided in the spray gun inner core tube, and the control means is provided with a movable central pin controlling and shifting the two outlet waterways of the spray gun inner core tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Yan Jianglin, Chen Ximin
  • Patent number: 8123151
    Abstract: A sprinkling gun structure including a main body having two ends respectively formed with a water inlet and an adaptation hole. An assembling tunnel is transversely formed through the main body between the water inlet and the adaptation hole to communicate therewith. The sprinkling gun further includes an adjustment member, a controlling member having a water-checking section and a water intake, and a water-guiding member having a watertight sleeve fitted on bottom end of the water-guiding member. The controlling member is fitted in the assembling tunnel and rotationally drivable by the adjustment member. When driven, the water-checking section of the controlling member is rotated to cooperate with the watertight sleeve so as to shut off/turn on and micro-adjust the water flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Yuan Mei Corp.
    Inventor: Chi Han Cheng
  • Patent number: 7607588
    Abstract: Sink spray head with supply jet variation and flow rate regulation, comprising a body defining at least two distinct water supply areas in communication with a distribution chamber controlled by a diverting cut-off driven by means of two distinct selection keys accessible outside the body, a cut-off being also provided for the regulation of the water flow rate. The keys are operatively connected to the regulation cut-off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Fabrizio Nobili
  • Patent number: 7591435
    Abstract: A safety air gun may include a body, a valve, and a valve-operating lever. The body may have a shape that curves from an inlet end to an outlet end, thereby defining a convex side and a concave side. The body may define a bore that extends between the inlet end and the outlet end. The valve may so intersect the bore as to regulate flow through the bore. The valve-operating lever may be positioned on the convex side of the body and operably coupled to the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Guardair Corporation
    Inventors: William T. Downey, Mark W. Yorns
  • Patent number: 7445163
    Abstract: A suck back valve comprises an ON/OFF valve, a suck back mechanism which includes a second piston connected to a second diaphragm to make displacement integrally and a second spring member fastened to the second piston, a load sensor which detects a load applied by a resilient force of the second spring member corresponding to a pressure of a pilot pressure to be supplied, and a second control unit which detects loads before and after displacement of the second diaphragm by using the load sensor to calculate a displacement amount of the second diaphragm based on a difference between the detected loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukano, Tadashi Uchino
  • Patent number: 7429029
    Abstract: The present invention is a sealing structure for a rotary valve of a squirt gun. The rotary valve is placed into a housing of the squirt gun body between an inlet duct and an outlet duct. The rotary valve is provided with a through hole, and both ends of the rotary valve are connected to a button outside of the squirt gun body. The rotation angle of the rotary valve can be adjusted to control the switching or misalignment state between the through hole of the rotary valve and the inlet duct and the outlet duct. A flexible sealer is placed on the outer wall of the rotary valve opposite to the inlet duct or outlet duct of the squirt gun body. When the through hole of the rotary valve is misaligned with the inlet duct and outlet duct, the flexible sealer is placed opposite to the inlet duct or outlet duct to achieve water-tightness, thereby reducing the components and saving the manufacturing cost for improved industrial applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Inventor: Hsin-Fa Wang
  • Patent number: 7350722
    Abstract: A sprayer head assembly for dispensing a chemical stored within a container comprise a body having a bore and a valve moveably positioned at least partially within the bore. The housing includes passages for carrier fluid and the chemical. A vent passage is also provided. The valve selectively closes and opens the carrier fluid, chemical and vent passages. The valve is configured to rotate about an axis that extends in a generally vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Shanklin, Ronald F. Englhard
  • Publication number: 20080054104
    Abstract: An airgun may include a body and a nozzle. The body may include a shaft defining a main bore, a compressed air inlet in fluid communication with a first end of the main bore, an extension in fluid communication with a second end of the main bore, a valve being biased to a closed position and regulating flow through the main bore, and/or a valve-operating lever attached to the body and operably coupled to the valve. The extension and the shaft may lie along a common axis. The lever may include a hand engagement blade. The lever may rest in a first position in which the hand engagement blade runs oblique to a common axis of the shaft and the extension and in which the valve adopts the closed position. The lever may be transitionable to a second position in which the hand engagement blade runs parallel or substantially parallel to the common axis of the shaft and the extension and in which the valve adopts an open position. The nozzle may be attached to and in fluid communication with the extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: Guardair Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Tremblay, Mark W. Yorns
  • Patent number: 7284714
    Abstract: A water shutoff and discharge control apparatus for sprinklers comprises a water intake apparatus mounted to a support seat and swung back-and-forth by a sprinkling control assembly. The water intake apparatus has a tube with a platform and multiple outlets thereon, and both end sections of the tube have multiple control channels each connecting to the interior of the tube for the extension of a control rod there-through. Each control rod has a flat surface with a water-sealing member and a water-sealing area disposed thereon to match to the outlet, permitting the water-sealing member to abut watertight against an internal plane surface of the platform and slide along with the movement of the control rod to correspond to the outlet for water shutoff/discharge control thereby. Besides, the contact area between the control rod and the platform can be reduced, facilitating easier and more efforts-saving operation of the control rod thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Yuan Mei Corp.
    Inventors: King Yuan Wang, Shun Nan Lo, Chi Han Cheng
  • Patent number: 7258286
    Abstract: A water shutoff and discharge control device for sprinklers comprises a water intake assembly mounted to a support seat and swung back-and-forth by a sprinkling control assembly wherein the water intake assembly has a tube with multiple bores drilled thereon for the mounting of a sealing strip equipped with multiple spray nozzles and water-sealing areas. Both end sections of the tube are disposed multiple control channels each connecting to the interior of the tube for the extension of a control shaft with a plug mounted thereto. Each plug having an inlet aperture and an abutment surface is corresponded to a water-sealing area of the sealing strip to reveal a movement space there-between, permitting the plug flushed by the water flow to climb upwards and, depending on the movement of the control shaft, to switch in position relative to the spray nozzle for easy control of water shutoff or discharge thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Yuan Mei Corp.
    Inventors: King Yuan Wang, Shun Nan Lo, Chi Han Cheng
  • Patent number: 7252248
    Abstract: A faucet aerator incorporating a flow compensator in order to allow higher flow rates of water at lower water pressures through the faucet aerator, including a faucet housing having an annular flow channel configured along a longitudinal axis through the faucet housing for the passing of water through the annular flow channel. The faucet housing includes a flow compensator sub-assembly connected to a spray sub-assembly for forming the faucet aerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Niagara Conservation Corporation
    Inventor: William Cutler
  • Patent number: 7219850
    Abstract: A water spray nozzle assembly includes an internal channel that is sealable by an internal valve having a seat and a disc. A tilting member is operable to tilt the disc at least partially off of the seat, allowing water to flow through the internal channel. The disc may be further tilted completely off of the seat to provide additional water flow through the water spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Douglas Burnworth, Douglas Shaulis, Timothy DeVore, Thomas C. Oyler
  • Patent number: 7201332
    Abstract: An adjustable spray nozzle has a body and a valve assembly. The body has an inlet, a nozzle and a valve chamber. The valve chamber is formed between the inlet and nozzle and has two ends. The valve assembly is mounted in the valve chamber, protrudes from the ends and comprises a pushbutton assembly and a valve that protrude from opposite ends. The pushbutton assembly is pushed to allow water to flow through the valve chamber. The valve assembly is rotated to adjust the water flow in very small increments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Kwan-Ten Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Hsiung Wang, Tzu-Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 7143956
    Abstract: A suck back valve includes an ON/OFF valve mechanism which opens/closes a fluid passage by displacing a valve member together with a first piston under an action of a pressure fluid supplied into a first cylinder chamber, and a suck back mechanism which has a suction member formed deformably in a flow chamber to suck a pressure fluid contained in the fluid passage by displacing the suction member together with a second piston under an action of the pressure fluid supplied to a second cylinder chamber. The ON/OFF valve mechanism and the suck back mechanism are assembled coaxially and integrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Fukano
  • Patent number: 7090150
    Abstract: The activating mechanism comprises a manually-operated control lever rotatably constrained at a first end thereof to a pivot arranged in proximity of a front portion of a handle grip of a spray gun and an activating lever acting on a pusher element of an intercept valve. The activating lever has a first end portion which is rotatably constrained on a hinging pivot arranged in proximity of a back portion of the handle grip and a second end portion which is operatively constrained to the control lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Arrow Line S.R.L.
    Inventor: Roberto Amaduzzi
  • Patent number: 7080795
    Abstract: A garden nozzle includes a barrel and a handle to be connected with a hose and a tube is movably received in the barrel and connected with a pattern switching button which is connected to the handle. A shank with a spiral groove extends through a pattern member rotatably mounted to a front end of the barrel and a sleeve which is received in the tube. The pattern member is fixed to the shank. The sleeve includes a ridge which is movably engaged with the spiral groove so that when pulling the pattern switching button, the tube and the sleeve are moved backward so as to drive the shank and the pattern member to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Inventor: Yann-Shoou Chen
  • Patent number: 7044404
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device for supplying fluids, particularly automotive fluids supplied to fluid reservoirs. To attain this, a vessel configured to hold a liquid includes a pressurized gas inlet configured to receive gas into the vessel through a passageway in an integral handle upon actuation of a handle-mounted trigger. Liquid is displaced from the vessel by the gas. In an embodiment, the trigger includes a stem having a solid portion and a hollow portion, and actuation of the trigger aligns the hollow portion with the passageway such that gas may flow. Liquid flows through a hose extending from the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Michael A. Kricheldorf
  • Patent number: 7007868
    Abstract: A spraying gun includes a gun body, a water guide pipe, a water control bar, and a water control switch. Thus, the driven portion of the water control bar is pushed by either one of the engaging portions of the eccentric urging face of the water control switch, so that the water control bar is moved in the receiving space of the water guide pipe step by step so as to control the water flow in the water guide pipe in a multi-stage manner, thereby facilitating the user regulating the water flow rate of the spraying gun so as to save the water source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 7000855
    Abstract: A garden nozzle includes a core piece received in the barrel of the nozzle and the core piece includes an outlet allowing water to come out therefrom. The core piece is in communication with the path defined in the handle and water is provided via the path. A movable member is movably mounted to the core piece and is driven by an operation member connected to the barrel and can be operated by one finger of the user's hand grasping the handle. The position of the movable member changes the relative positions of the outlet and the opening located at a center of the cone-shaped inner periphery of the movable member, so as to obtain different pattern of watering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Ho-Chin Chen
    Inventor: Yann-Shoou Chen
  • Patent number: 6988678
    Abstract: A garden hose nozzle with a rotary outlet includes a hose nozzle, a hose-connecting, and a water valve. The features of the present invention lie in: the rotary outlet is of a rotary structure. The front end of the hose nozzle is provided with a passage notch, where the connector of the rotary outlet can cross the hose nozzle, and then the insert notch. After the fixation by localizers, a whirling state that the connector and rotary outlet rotate round the insert notch will take shape, so that the hose nozzle with similar grip state can offer flexible applications through variable spraying angle of its whirling design, with the purpose of meeting the customer demands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Shin Tai Spurt Water of the Garden Tools
    Inventor: Chin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 6976640
    Abstract: An air gun with a quick-releasing device has a body, a head tube attached to the body and a detachably functional tip, wherein the quick-releasing device is attached to a distal end of the head tube to secure the detachably functional tip. The quick-releasing device has a slit defined in the distal end of the head tube to communicate with an inner space of the head tube, a locking sheet movably received inside the slit to partially enter the inner space of the head tube, and a locking lever pivotally mounted on the head tube to drive the locking sheet to move in a vertical direction. Thereby, the locking sheet is allowed to leave the inner space of the head tube when a user presses the locking lever to enable easy release of the attached functional tip and then to exchange the original tip for another functional tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventor: Kuo-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 6827327
    Abstract: A flow resistance setting nozzle capable of easily setting a target flow rate is provided. A metallic block has a through-bore through which a flow path forming metallic pipe is inserted. A pressing member in the form of a rectangular cross-section bar abuts the pipe at a first abut portion. An anvil having a distal end with an arcuate surface is mounted to the metallic block such that the distal end abuts the pipe at a second abut portion that is opposite to the first abut portion. A coarse adjustment screw presses a center portion of the pressing member against the pipe to squeeze the pipe between the pressing member and the anvil to form an orifice in the pipe. Two fine adjustment screws impart a force to the pressing member to further squeeze the pipe until the target flow rate is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Cosmo Instruments Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Furuse, Atsushi Sato
  • Patent number: 6755354
    Abstract: A suck back valve has a volume-varying mechanism including a cylindrical flexible member which has a flow chamber formed therein for communicating with a fluid passage having a first port and a fluid passage having a second port, a fixing member which fixes a part of the outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical flexible member to a joint section, and a hook member which increases the volume of the flow chamber by expanding and deforming the outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical flexible member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukano, Tadashi Uchino
  • Patent number: 6738996
    Abstract: A spray head for a faucet or the like has a wand body defining a flow path from an inlet to first and second outlets. Diverter seats are provided so a face seal on a diverter spool can direct flow to the first or second outlet. The spool is positioned by a trigger acting on cam surfaces formed on a toggle. A spring biases the toggle to one of two stable states. Movement of the spool by the trigger causes the toggle to change states so subsequent actuation of the trigger causes the spool to move in the opposite direction. The wand body also has a pause button that reciprocates in a chamber that is part of the flow path. The chamber includes a valve seat and the pause button has a spool having a face seal that is engageable with the valve seat to shut off flow through the spray head. A return spring causes separation of the pause button's face seal upon release of pressure on the pause button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael L. Malek, W. Randall Tucker
  • Patent number: 6672517
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system made of an oil pump and of a magnet valve for preventing oil from dripping when the oil burner is switched off. The inventive system is provided with an oil pump (23) and a magnet valve (10) which has a closing body (16) that comprises an oil flow borehole (17). The closing body (16) is displaceably located in a borehole (12). An oil line (11) goes through the borehole (12). The oil flow borehole (17) of the closing body (16) complements the oil line (11) in a first position of the inventive magnet valve (10). The oil flow is thus released. The closing body (16) interrupts the oil line (11) in a second position of the magnet valve (10). A vacuum is simultaneously generated in said second position. The vacuum reverses the direction of oil flow in an end section (15) of the oil line (11). The oil is thus prevented from dripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Michel L├╝scher
  • Publication number: 20030189111
    Abstract: A one touch valve for activating fluid flow between an inlet conduit and an outlet conduit is disclosed. The valve has a flow cylinder defining an inflow chamber in fluid communication with the inlet conduit and an outflow chamber in fluid communication with the outlet conduit. The flow cylinder includes an end plate and an intermediate plate having a center collar with an aperture. A flexible diaphragm is provided with a sealing surface in contact with the collar to create a seal. The diaphragm has an edge coupled to the intermediate plate and a small diameter hole providing fluid contact between the inflow chamber and an intermediate chamber which is defined by the intermediate plate of the flow cylinder. A plunger is placed on the diaphragm to create a seal with the opposite surface of the diaphragm from the sealing surface. A shaft has one end connected to the plunger and extends through the aperture of the diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: L.R. Nelson Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence P. Heren, Scott Jacobs, Timothy R. Casica
  • Publication number: 20030006318
    Abstract: A flow controllable shower stem or an adaptive attachment having a security control feature, which allows only authorized personnel to control the amount of water flow through a shower head. In particular, a small valve is located in the shower stem or adaptive attachment and has a threaded plug which can extend into and out of the axial water duct of the stem to thereby block water flow or permit water flow. A security type end is provided at the outer portion of the plug to permit control only by authorized personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventor: Theodore M. Sirkin
  • Patent number: 6494383
    Abstract: A control valve configuration is described which is used in a fuel injector for internal combustion engine. The control valve contains a valve body that can be displaced axially in a valve chamber by an actuating device and is formed of two rigidly connected sections. A first section of the valve body forms a seat valve between the valve inlet and valve outlet in a first section of the valve chamber. The seat valve is closed in a rest position of the valve body and is opened in a working position of the valve body. A second section of the valve body and a second section of the valve chamber form a slide valve which, in the rest position of the valve body, produces a fluidic connection between the valve outlet and a return opening and blocks the fluidic connection between the seat valve and the valve outlets and which closes the return opening and then starts to produce a fluidic connection between the seat valve and the valve outlet only after it leaves the rest position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ulrich Augustin
  • Patent number: 6454187
    Abstract: A gardening pistol nozzle has a water emission control structure comprising a handle tube, a water stopping stem, a press key, and a recovery button. As the press key is pressed, the water stopping stem is forced to displace to allow entry of water from the handle tube into a barrel of the pistol nozzle. A continuous control of water emission of a predetermined magnitude is attained by meshing a retaining block of the recovery button into the teeth of a rack of the press key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Hsin-Fa Wang
  • Publication number: 20020043572
    Abstract: An actuation mechanism is used with a sprinkler to allow water to flow out of the sprinkler or to shut off the flow of water. Rather than a conventional trigger, the activation mechanism uses a pushbutton assembly that can be toggled open or closed. This allows the person directing the sprinkler to use the sprinkler without undue stress on the hand and fingers from having to squeeze the conventional trigger. The actuation mechanism is comprised of a pushbutton, a guiding member, a limiting sleeve and a shell. The pushbutton, guiding member and limiting sleeve are housed in the shell. The pushbutton is attached to the guide member that selectively slides in the limiting sleeve. A connecting rod attached to the guiding member interfaces with the valve in the sprinkler and actuates the flow of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventor: Tzu-Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 6370713
    Abstract: A pull-out spray head, which is connectable with a faucet by a flexible hose, has a water conveyance body disposed within an outer enclosure. The water conveyance body has a cavity which is arranged substantially transversely to the water delivery direction, has an opening facing toward the water intake duct defined by the body, and is divided into two facing portions on opposite sides with respect to the opening. Each facing portion has a water delivery port connected, respectively, to the peripheral ports and to the central port of a disk which locks the body within the enclosure. One of the facing portions is provided with a hollow plug or slider which includes a port for connection to the water delivery port of that one facing portion. A flow control element is positioned within the body and has a rod which protrudes outwardly of the enclosure so as to be connected to an actuation lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: AMFAG S.p.A.
    Inventor: Orlando Bosio
  • Patent number: 6367720
    Abstract: There is required a valve structure which can be easily worked, does not increase a producing cost, can reduce a dispersion in a side gap by restricting an eccentricity and an incline of a valve body and can maintain an injection accuracy high. In particular, there is required an electromagnetic fuel injection valve which is advantageous in view of production even in a narrow valve structure. In the electromagnetic fuel injection valve, at least one guide portion having one end fixed to an injection valve main body and guiding an axial sliding motion of the valve member in the inner portion is provided, and a nozzle guide body constituting a magnetic passage portion formed so as to surround a magnetic member connected and fixed to one end of the valve member by the same material is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Okamoto, Yuzo Kadomukai, Makoto Yamakado, Noriyuki Maekawa, Tohru Ishikawa, Ayumu Miyajima, Kiyoshi Amou