Assembly Or Disassembly Feature Patents (Class 239/600)
  • Patent number: 11745208
    Abstract: A sprinkler extension device is disclosed to adjust a height of an existing pop-up sprinkler installed in the ground. An example sprinkler extension device includes an extension riser configured to mate on a first end to a sprinkler riser. The extension riser is further configured to mate on a second end to a spray cap of the existing pop-up sprinkler installed in the ground. The example sprinkler extension device also includes an extension coupling configured to mate on a first end to a sprinkler housing. The extension coupling is further configured to mate on a second end to a sprinkler head of the existing pop-up sprinkler installed in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventor: Scott Mullin
  • Patent number: 11654447
    Abstract: A sprinkler riser extension kit elevates a pop-up sprinkler that has a riser and a head detachable from the riser. The kit includes a gripping head having a channel extending therethrough, and a riser extension configured to slide within the channel and having a length corresponding to the length of the channel. The lower end of the gripping head is configured for attachment to the sprinkler, e.g., by a plurality of flexible pawls spaced evenly about the lower end, or alternatively to an upper portion of an identical gripping head. The riser extension includes means for attachment between the sprinkler head and the sprinkler riser. To elevate the sprinkler, the head is detached, the riser passed through the gripping head, the riser extension attached to the riser, the head attached to the riser extension, and the gripping head attached to the top of the sprinkler. Gripping heads and riser extensions are stackable atop one another, to enable elevation of the sprinkler head in multiple stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventor: Kody J. Ketterling
  • Patent number: 11633753
    Abstract: Described herein is a technique capable of properly attaching a nozzle to a reaction tube. According to one aspect thereof, there is provided a nozzle installation jig including: a lower plate configured to make contact with a process vessel in a vicinity of a lower end opening of the process vessel in which a nozzle is provided; a frame fixed to the lower plate and extending upward with respect to the lower plate; an upper plate fixed to the frame and provided with a sensor configured to detect a position of the nozzle in the process vessel; and a notification device configured to transmit a notification to an operator according to a detection result of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Abe, Nobuhito Shima, Hiromi Okada, Shinya Morita, Mamoru Ohishi
  • Patent number: 11511305
    Abstract: An adapter for selectively connecting an accessory to a spray gun has an upstream connector for connecting to the spray gun, a downstream connector for connecting to accessory, a gasket located between the upstream and downstream connectors, and the upstream and downstream connectors are selectively connected together. When connected, one of the upstream and downstream connectors has a cylindrical portion at least partially inserted into another one of the upstream and downstream connectors, and a post projecting radially from the cylindrical portion. The other one of the upstream and downstream connectors has an arcuate slot being shaped and structured to receive the post of the one of the upstream and downstream connectors. A spray gun assembly has spray gun, an accessory and at least one adapter connecting the spray gun and the accessory together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Masse
  • Patent number: 11484905
    Abstract: A nozzle clamp includes a body defining a first surface and an opposing second surface. The nozzle includes an arm pivotally connected to the body and configured to move between first and second positions. The arm includes a bore therethrough and a protrusion that is configured to contact the nozzle. The nozzle includes a fastener movable within the bore of the arm and configured to contact the second surface of the body. The clamp is movable between a first configuration and a second configuration. When the clamp is in the first configuration, the fastener is in contact with the second surface of the body, and the arm is precluded from being rotated relative to the body. When the clamp is in the second configuration, the fastener is not in contact with the second surface, and the arm is permitted to be pivoted relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Burmester, Sang Hyub Shin
  • Patent number: 11406993
    Abstract: A nozzle adapter/attachment includes features that facilitate use and protects the user from possible fluid exposure. The nozzle attachment is configured with features that both align and clamp onto an existing nozzle. In one embodiment, there are three sets of alignment and clasping features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Fountainhead Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Marty Comstock, David Denmat, Justin Deschamps, Matthew Merritt, Mario Restive, Jeffrey Spooner, John Vaughan
  • Patent number: 11377911
    Abstract: A nozzle for distributing drilling fluid from a drill bit has a central axis and includes a first end, a second end, and a radially inner surface extending axially from the first end to the second end. The radially inner surface defines a flow passage extending from the first end to the second end. The flow passage has a central axis, an inlet at the first end, an outlet at the second end, a first section extending from the inlet, and a second section extending from the outlet to the first section. In addition, the nozzle includes a side outlet extending radially from the radially outer surface to the radially inner surface. The side outlet extends axially from the second end and is contiguous with the outlet. The second section of the flow passage at least partially overlaps with the side outlet. The first section of the flow passage is curved as viewed in a cross-section of the nozzle taken in a reference plane containing the central axis of the nozzle and bisecting the side outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: John Francis Bradford, III, Navid Omidvar, Reza Rahmani
  • Patent number: 11154895
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shower head with a holder device, comprising a shower head and a water inlet; wherein the shower head comprises a housing, a water outlet disc, and a water diversion mechanism; a handle extends horizontally on one side of the housing, a water outlet is provided on the side of the handle, and a socket for holding a handheld shower is fixedly connected to the end of the handle; The present invention makes the stress center of gravity of the overall shower component closer to the extension line of the water inlet end, which can avoid the deflection of the shower head of the handheld shower and it is more convenient to take and place the handheld shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Xiamen Rainshower Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Binghuo Zhu, Hewei Liu, Kunjing Fan
  • Patent number: 10478837
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a method of producing a massaging spray mode for a showerhead. The method includes fluidly connecting a plurality of nozzles to a fluid source where each of the first plurality of nozzles are opened substantially simultaneously and fluidly disconnecting the first plurality of nozzles from the fluid source where each of the nozzles within the first plurality of nozzles are closed substantially simultaneously. Additionally, the present disclosure is related to a method of assembling a showerhead. The method includes connecting together two or more flow directing plates to create an engine for the showerhead; placing the engine within a spray head a number of degrees out of phase from an operational orientation; rotating the engine the number of degrees into the operational orientation; and connecting the engine to the spray head by a fastener received through a back wall of the spray head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10464084
    Abstract: Various exemplary illustrations of an electrode assembly for an electrostatic atomizer, for example for a rotation atomizer, and exemplary methods of making and/or using the same, are disclosed. An exemplary electrode assembly may not include an electrode holder arrangement for holding at least one electrode creating an electrostatic field about a symmetrical axis, wherein there is dielectric material for influencing a discharge current component extending in the direction of the symmetrical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Nolte, Andreas Fischer, Peter Marquardt, Jürgen Berkowitsch, Joachim Schneider
  • Patent number: 10035164
    Abstract: A spraying apparatus comprising a plurality of spray nozzle assemblies mounted along a liquid supply boom. The spray nozzle assemblies each include a one piece spray nozzle and retention cap (20) having an upstream cap section (21) and a downstream nozzle section (22) integral with the cap section. The cap section (21) is formed with internal camming and locking grooves (25) for drawing the cap section into mounted position on a liquid inlet stem (12) as an incident to rotation of the cap, and the nozzle section (22) has a liquid inlet passage (41) communicating with the inlet stem (12) for directing a discharging liquid spray. A pre-orifice insert (60) is mounted within the spray nozzle and retention cap (20) which has a smaller diameter nozzling passage section, and an intermediate section (24) of the one piece spray nozzle and retention cap (20) is formed with air passageways communicating between the pre-orifice liquid flow passage and outside ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Bart R Bolman
  • Patent number: 9849479
    Abstract: An application device includes: a discharger having a discharge port configured to discharge an application material; a first supporter movably supporting the discharger around a position of the discharge port; and a first driver configured to move the discharger supported by the first supporter. An application method, includes: making a central axis of a discharge port coaxial with any rotation axis in an arm portion of an application robot, the discharge port being configured to discharge an application material; and applying the application material to an applied surface while moving a discharger having the discharge port around a position of the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Chiharu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9689573
    Abstract: Combustion equipment for use in a gas turbine engine is provided. The combustion equipment includes an inner and outer case, wherein the outer case encloses the inner case creating a cavity located between the two cases. The combustion equipment also has a fuel delivery device for delivering fuel into a combustion region within the inner case, wherein the fuel delivery device passes through a hole in the outer case and a corresponding hole in the inner case. The combustion equipment also includes a seal assembly to prevent the leaking of pressurized gas into the cavity located between the outer and inner cases via the hole through which fuel delivery device passes. The seal assembly includes a flexible sleeve that extends around the fuel delivery device and interconnects the inner case with the outer case, permitting relative movement of the inner and outer cases when the combustion equipment is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Jason Robert Potts, Simon Mark Jolliff
  • Patent number: 9381532
    Abstract: A dispensing head for a system for dispensing a pressurized product, the head including a body having a mounting shaft for the head on a tube for supplying the pressurized product and a channel for dispensing the product between the shaft and an orifice for dispensing the product, the dispensing orifice being formed between two longitudinal walls, upper and lower, respectively, which are connected on either side, respectively, by a lateral wall of which the transverse dimension is smaller than the longitudinal dimension of the longitudinal walls, and each of the lateral walls has a projection that extends between the longitudinal walls, at least the walls of the dispensing orifice including an antimicrobial agent for the product to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Albea Le Treport S.A.S.
    Inventors: Richard Bloc, Bernard Clerget
  • Patent number: 9038922
    Abstract: A spray containment device comprising: a threaded adapter, a conical body having a threaded aperture wherein the threaded aperture is adapted to cooperate with said threaded adapter, and (c) at least one threaded nut adapted to thread onto the threaded adapter above the conical body so as to secure the conical body to the threaded adapter. Also included is a sprayer device comprising a liquid container and a spray wand to which the spray containment device may be attached. The threaded adapter and nut system could be utilized to attach threads to other types of pipes, rods or similarly shaped pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Frederick C. McLeod
  • Patent number: 9027860
    Abstract: A spray nozzle assembly includes a body and a spray nozzle retainer cap, and further including a device for protecting wear components from damage. Preferably, housings are provided within the spray nozzle assembly for protecting wear components, such as a swirl chamber and an orifice disc from damage. A sealing device is included within the nozzle assembly, which is subject to only compressive forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventors: Stuart Morgan, Sean Morgan
  • Patent number: 9027861
    Abstract: A spray nozzle assembly including at least one wear part made from a hard and abrasion-resistant material and a protective housing made from a strong and resilient material and having a downstream chamber adapted to receive one or more of the wear parts in releasably trapped relationship, the downstream chamber having a wall including a post defined by a slot in the downstream chamber wall either side of the post, the post including an inwardly extending protuberance at or near its end and adapted to prevent the wear part from escaping from the downstream chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Spray Nozzle Engineering Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Sean Morgan, Stuart Morgan
  • Patent number: 9022301
    Abstract: An improved manifold for an aerosol system may include a valve interface (120) capable of flexing to fit with a valve stem of an aerosol system and form a seal and methods for making a manifold may include a gate (106) positioned to improve contact between steel defining a fluid flow path in the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sell, William L. Driskell, David L. Dejong
  • Patent number: 9022780
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a gas burner assembly which includes a gas burner and a gas supply conduit. The gas burner includes a gas supply opening and a substantially cylindrical socket formed on the exterior of the gas burner around the gas supply opening. The gas supply conduit includes an opening at an end and a substantially tubular adjoining section proximate to the opening. The adjoining section is configured to mate with the socket and includes a substantially radial protrusion. The socket includes a substantially radial depression for receiving the protrusion. As the gas supply conduit is connected with the gas burner to establish fluid communication at the gas supply opening, the protrusion is engaged in the depression thereby aligning the adjoining section in a predetermined manner about the socket and restricting rotational movement of the adjoining section about the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Padgett
  • Publication number: 20150115071
    Abstract: There is provided an oil supply nozzle including a micro-needle, and a needle holder to which the micro-needle is inserted and fixed with an adhesive, wherein the needle holder includes a coupling hole formed to allow the needle holder to be inserted into an oil injection apparatus, and an injection hole connected to the coupling hole and having the micro-needle inserted thereinto, and the insertion hole and the coupling hole have a guide hole at a point of connection therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Min Chul Go, Chun Mo Sung
  • Patent number: 8998108
    Abstract: A sprinkler apparatus includes a sprinkler and a frame for supporting the sprinkler. The frame includes two lateral members and first and second cross members. Each of the first and second cross members includes two lateral edges each connected to a corresponding one of the lateral members. The lateral members and the first and second cross members are made of metal by punching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Yung Pin Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pai-Chou Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8991731
    Abstract: A swivel fitting used to connect to various components in a fluid handling system is provided. The swivel fitting incorporates an annular chamfer surface to reduce the affect that the fitting has on the flow properties of the fluid when the fluid is caused to flow through the fitting. The use of the swivel fitting in a paint supply line is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hosco Fittings, LLC
    Inventors: Jan Pitzer, Bill Bertakis, Jerry Verhoven, Randall Sandifur
  • Patent number: 8985484
    Abstract: A spray gun attachment is provided for fluid supply lines in a fluid handling system. A fluid input portion of a gun body is coupled wife a swivel connector, which includes a rotor that is rotatably coupled with a housing stem. In various embodiments, a bearing cup is rotatably coupled at one end with an exterior surface of the housing stem and anchored at an opposite end with the rotor. An O-ring seal is positioned between the rotor and the exterior surface of the housing stem. A bearing assembly residing within a raceway that is defined by flat surfaces on each of: the rotor, the housing stem, and ah interior bearing wall within the bearing cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eley Corporation
    Inventors: Craig D. Eley, Darin Schollmeyer
  • Patent number: 8978624
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve is mounted in a cylinder head by being inserted in an insertion hole provided in the cylinder head. A shoulder section is provided at the inlet portion of the insertion hole to be expanded in an annular shape. The fuel injection valve is provided with a stepped section expanded in diameter in a tapered manner to have a tapered surface facing the shoulder section. A vibration insulator is disposed between the stepped section and the shoulder section. The vibration insulator is provided with a circular annular tolerance ring making contact with the tapered surface of the fuel injection valve. A circular annular sleeve section coaxial with the tolerance ring is integrally formed on the tolerance ring to extend from the surface of a portion of the tolerance ring, the portion not facing the tapered surface of the fuel injection valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Uchiyama Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Akira Kamada, Natsuki Sugiyama, Tomokazu Sumida, Seizo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8973849
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to an attachment for a pressure washer to facilitate cleaning of secondary surfaces. The attachment includes a body with three walls, two of the walls are in a parallel relationship and a third wall is substantially perpendicular to the two parallel walls. A single rolling element is in communication with the two parallel walls and spaced apart from the third wall. The single rolling element may be applied to a secondary surface so that the attachment rolls along the surface thereof while liquid is ejected from the pressure washer to clean the secondary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Randy E. Connelly, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20150060578
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly includes a nozzle body defining an inlet and an opposed spray outlet for producing a spray of fluid supplied at the inlet. The nozzle body includes a radially outward extending retainer feature. An adapter having an adapter bore therethrough is provided for supplying fluid to the inlet of the nozzle body. The nozzle body is engaged within the bore of the adapter. A retainer radially outward of the adapter and nozzle body includes a retainer feature engaged to the retainer feature of the nozzle body to hold the nozzle body and adapter body together. A sleeve is engaged to the retainer radially outward thereof to prevent disengagement of the retainer features of the nozzle body and retainer. The sleeve and retainer are configured for relative movement for releasing the retainer features of the nozzle body and retainer for removal of the nozzle body from the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Lev A. Prociw, Frank Whittaker, Neil Smith
  • Patent number: 8967498
    Abstract: A device is disclosed which is intended for spraying a pressurized liquid, in particular water, and brings about a good cleaning action despite a low volume flow. The device comprises a plurality of swirl chambers (14), wherein each of the swirl chambers has at least one inlet for feeding the liquid into the respective swirl chamber and an outlet nozzle (18) in order for a liquid jet to exit from the swirl chamber. A liquid stream entering into the device is distributed between the inlets of the swirl chambers by means of an arrangement of inflow channels. The outlet nozzles are inclined in relation to one another such that the exiting liquid jets come into contact with one another at a predetermined distance from the outlet nozzles. This achieves an improved cleaning action. The device may be designed, for example, as a mouthpiece for a sanitary outflow fitting, as a showerhead, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Neoperl International AG
    Inventor: Werner Egli
  • Patent number: 8967501
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve arrangement (2) for metering a fluid medium into an exhaust line (22), comprising a valve seat (10) which acts together with a closing body (12) and in which a valve passage (14) is implemented, and a perforated disc (6) that is disposed downstream of the valve seat, closes off the valve passage, and has at least one axial hole (8) in the area of the valve passage through which the fluid medium can be injected into the exhaust line (22). The valve arrangement further comprises a connecting flange (16) for connecting the valve arrangement (2) to the exhaust line (22) in a fluid-tight manner, wherein the perforated disc (6) extends from the valve passage to the connecting flange and is implemented such that said perforated disc seals the connecting flange against the exhaust line in a fluid-tight manner in the installed state. A separate seal is thus no longer required, because the perforated disc performs the sealing function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Haeberer
  • Patent number: 8955776
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method of constructing a stationary wear-resistant stationary nozzle 200 and/or nozzle liner 230 for solid fueled furnaces. A transition section 210 is constructed from several flat pieces 211-218 several that may have identical starting shapes. This reduces manufacturing complexity and costs. All pieces 211-218 have a high-wear weld overlay on their inner surface 316, 416. Corner pieces 215-218 are folded into a corner shape at an outlet edge 412 and rolled into a curved shape at an inlet edge 411. Horizontal 211, 212 and vertical pieces 213, 214 are only rolled at an inlet edge 311. The pieces have seam tab 240 along longitudinal edges that are welded together to construct a transition section 210. The transition section 210 may be used as a liner to reduce wear in an existing stationary nozzle or may be constructed to be connected to an inlet piece 220 to form a strong, wear-resistant coal nozzle 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Daniel J. Adam, Paul M. Bovat, Jr., Thomas J. Campanelli, Kevin J. Grzebien, James P. Sutton
  • Patent number: 8955770
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for spraying a liquid relating to a gravity-fed spray gun are disclosed. Disclosed gravity fed spray guns may comprise a body and an attachment point located at a top portion of the body; and a spray nozzle located at a front portion of the body. An apparatus may further comprise a fluid reservoir configured to contain a fluid to be sprayed through the spray nozzle, the fluid reservoir comprising a container comprising an open end; a lid for cooperative engagement with the open end of the container, the lid comprising a connector to couple the fluid reservoir to the attachment point of the spray gun and an aperture through which the fluid can flow from the fluid reservoir to the spray nozzle in use; and a filter positioned to filter the fluid before reaching the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. P. Joseph, Malcolm F. Douglas, Alan F. Butler, David R. Bastow, Jerome E. Salhus, Margaret A. Hartfel
  • Publication number: 20150041571
    Abstract: An nozzle tip capable of securely and unremovably locking after temporary fixing at a tip-end of a discharging portion of a mixing tip is provided. The nozzle tip includes an insertion portion having a cylindrical portion for temporary fixing, a taper portion, and a cylindrical portion for engaging. The cylindrical portion for temporary fixing has the same outer diameter as an inner diameter of a protrusion portion of the mixing tip. The taper portion is continuously provided on the cylindrical portion for temporary fixing and has a step portion. The cylindrical portion for engaging is continuously provided on the step portion of the taper portion and has an outer diameter which is equal to the diameter of the taper portion at the step portion and a length longer than a length of the protrusion portion of the mixing tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: GC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi SUZUKI, Tatsunosuke Miyano
  • Patent number: 8950789
    Abstract: A multi-barbed connection suitable for use in connecting a piece of flexible irrigation tubing is provided, where one of the barbs is a circumferential barb configured for forming a generally fluid tight connection with the tubing and another of the barbs is a corner barb having one or more corners configured for biting into the tubing for at least partially assisting in retaining the tubing on the connection. The connection can be part of a fitting for fluidly joining multiple pieces of tubing or part of an irrigation device, such as a pop-up irrigation sprinkler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventor: Rowshan Jahan
  • Patent number: 8939383
    Abstract: An adhesively bonded frame section for an agricultural sprayer boom is provided. One agricultural sprayer boom section includes a first support member and a second support member disposed adjacent to the first support member. The boom section also includes a side plate adhesively bonded to a first lateral side of the first support member, and to a first lateral side of the second support member to couple the first support member to the second support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: John Paul Honermann, Scott David Reese
  • Patent number: 8939385
    Abstract: A mounting system for a spray manifold having a plurality of spray modules arranged in a lateral array with support assemblies between adjacent modules. The mounting arrangement includes one or more mounting assemblies which each have a hub that is securable about one of the manifold support assemblies and a clamp comprising a pair of clamping arms that is securable about the hub by means of an appropriate fastener. The hub and clamping arms define complementary circular surfaces which permit the selected pivotal positioning of the hub and the spray manifold to which it is secured relative to the clamp and a machine mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: David Clark Huffman, Rick H. Knapp, Maurice Ovide Brisson
  • Patent number: 8936207
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a bayonet system for attaching a nozzle body to a nozzle turret. The bayonet system can be rotated with respect to a spray nozzle. A seal can be positioned between the spray nozzle and the nozzle turret. The seal can be compressed by moving the bayonet system without exerting any substantial torsion force on the seal. The bayonet system can help prevent unintentional disengagement of the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Pentair Flow Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor William Bartlett Swan
  • Patent number: 8925836
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gravity cup for a paint sprayer, having a cup-shaped tank (1) and a cover (2) that can be placed on the tank (1), a multiplex quick-connect thread having at least two external thread turns (18) and internal thread turns (19) engaging with the external thread turns (18) for connecting the tank (1) and the cover (2), characterized in that each external thread turn (18) is formed of a plurality of thread segments (18a, 18b, 18j) disposed along the pitch line of each external thread turn, wherein a gap (18p, 18q . . . 18w) is formed between adjacent thread segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SATA GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Dettlaff, Klaus Leipold
  • Patent number: 8925838
    Abstract: A liquid diffusing device with interchangeable nozzles includes a support frame having a passageway for the liquid to be diffused, with an inlet and an outlet, at least one nozzle having a liquid outlet section with a predetermined diameter and a corresponding outflow rate, which is removably and selectively attachable to the outlet in a predetermined operating position, and a system for supporting at least one additional nozzle having an outlet section of a diameter other than that of the first nozzle in the non-operating position. The support system comprises a nozzle-holding plate formed of one piece with the frame and having quick a connect/disconnect system for the additional nozzle in the non-operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Arno Drechsel
  • Patent number: 8919680
    Abstract: A functional plumbing unit is provided, which is configured as an insertion cartridge insertable into a fluid conduit of a discharging plumbing fixture. The insertion cartridge includes a housing and a jet regulator. The housing includes an external thread on an outside thereof, configured to be screwed into an internal thread of the discharging plumbing fixture, a height of the housing, in a flow direction, generally corresponds to the external thread, a ring seal located in a downstream position therefrom and an upstream housing edge, the external thread is arranged between the downstream ring seal and the upstream housing edge, and at least a jet fractionating part, is arranged at an inlet end configured to be connected to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Hermann Grether
  • Publication number: 20140374514
    Abstract: A device for lining the visible end of the exhaust tailpipe of a motor vehicle includes a base support and a trim, wherein the base support and trim are composed of plastic. The trim forms the visible end of the device. The connection of base support and trim is realized by adhesive bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Automobile Patentverwaltungs-und- verwertungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Dirk Kieslich
  • Publication number: 20140352363
    Abstract: A washing machine is provided. The washing machine includes a cabinet having an opening, a tub placed within the cabinet, a drum rotatably placed within the tub, a gasket connecting the tub and the cabinet to each other to reduce vibration of the tub to be transmitted to the cabinet during rotation of the drum, and an injection device configured to inject wash water into the tub. The injection device includes an injection nozzle into which wash water is introduced, the injection nozzle penetrating the gasket, an injection guide configured to guide wash water introduced through the injection nozzle so as to inject the wash water, and a fastener penetrating the gasket to fix a position of the injection nozzle. The washing machine configuration ensures easy coupling of the injection device and prevent change in the direction of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Jae KIM
  • Patent number: 8899501
    Abstract: A spray paint gun having a disposable cartridge inserted therein such that paint can flow through the cartridge in the spray gun without touching the spray gun. Since no part of the spray gun has paint touching it, there is no cleaning of the spray gun or its components. The cartridges can be easily inserted into the spray gun and easily removed such that different color paints can be used in the spray gun in quick succession without down time for cleaning. There is no use of solvents for cleaning, making the cartridge spray gun environmentally friendly. The disposable cartridges eliminate expensive time consuming cleaning. The cartridges can be breach loaded into the front portion of a spray gun and front portion containing the cartridge can quickly snapped into place and ready for use by a hinged connection to the rear portion or by other connection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: SATA GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Fox, Ewald Schmon, Jens Bros
  • Patent number: 8893991
    Abstract: A hand-held, electrostatically- and/or compressed gas-aided coating material dispensing device comprises a barrel and a handle extending downward from the barrel. The handle includes a module selected from modules having a number of different characteristics for coupling sources of coating material, compressed gas and/or electrical supply to the coating material dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Finishing Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Alexander, Gene P. Altenburger, Michael C. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 8888023
    Abstract: An irrigation sprinkler is provided having a nozzle and a turret for the distribution of irrigation water that includes a latching portion so that the nozzle may be detachably inserted into a nozzle socket of the turret. The nozzle may include radially flexible extensions with radial protrusions that interengage with corresponding lock seats of the nozzle socket to form a latching connection therewith. The latching connection restricts the nozzle from becoming unintentionally discharged from the nozzle socket. The nozzle may further be configured so that increased water pressure acting on the nozzle causes the radial protrusions to more tightly engage the nozzle socket to prevent unintentional discharge of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventor: Richard J. Barton
  • Patent number: 8870097
    Abstract: A spray coating system, in one embodiment, includes a spray gun having a body, a valve cartridge, and a protective insert. The body includes a passage intersecting a receptacle. The valve cartridge is disposed in the receptacle. The protective insert is disposed in the passage. The protective insert has a central passage, and the protective insert protects the passage from wear by liquid flow through the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Finishing Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Micheli, Nekheel Gajjar
  • Patent number: 8864052
    Abstract: A trigger sprayer has a housing, a piston bore within the housing, and a piston reciprocally mounted within the piston bore. The housing further includes a flow passage through which liquid passes from a passage inlet to a passage outlet. An actuator is operable to reciprocate the piston within the piston bore between a vacuum stroke creating reduced pressure in the piston bore and a compression stroke creating increased pressure in the piston bore. A valve assembly within the flow passage controls the flow of liquid through the flow passage upon operation of the actuator. The valve assembly further comprises a check valve and a priming valve. The sprayer has a closure for mounting the sprayer to a container. The valve seat for the check valve is in a component formed separately from and operatively connected to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Dean Foster, Philip Luther Nelson
  • Patent number: 8864055
    Abstract: A dispense tip constructed and arranged to communicate with a material dispensing pump comprises an elongated neck and a molded base having a first portion and a second portion opposite the first portion. The neck extends from the first portion of the base. The second portion is constructed and arranged to abut an outlet surface of the pump. An outermost region of the second portion of the base includes a compressible fluid-tight surface that compliantly conforms to the outlet surface when the dispense tip is mounted to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: DL Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Fugere
  • Patent number: 8864049
    Abstract: A rotary sprayer for a coating apparatus is disclosed. An exemplary rotary sprayer may include a spraying body configured to be mounted on a drive shaft of a drive motor for rotation with the drive shaft. The spraying body may further include a detachable mounting device for coaxial connection of the spraying body to the drive shaft. The detachable mounting device may include a spraying body thread that mates with a driveshaft thread defined by the drive shaft, and a plurality of elastic tabs configured to abut a corresponding cavity defined by the driveshaft, such that rotation of the spraying body increases an abutment force between the elastic tabs and the corresponding cavity of the driveshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Durr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jurgen Nolte, Harry Krumma, Frank Herre, Michael Baumann, Marcus Frey, Rainer Melcher, Eberhard Streisel, Bernhard Seiz, Peter Marquardt
  • Patent number: 8857729
    Abstract: An irrigation sprinkler canister seal comprising a flanged screw having a threaded rod and a circular flange extending perpendicular to the rod. The seal further includes a plug piece having a threaded bore adapted to receive the threaded rod, and further including a continuous frusto-conical surface extending around an elongate axis of the plug piece, the frusto-conical surface being configured to form a circumferentially continuous fluid seal against a cylindrical rim of a cylindrical bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: National Diversified Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Nourian
  • Patent number: 8857744
    Abstract: In a sprinkler head hose adapter, a swivel adapter is rotatably coupled to a head adapter. The swivel adapter defines a bore that extends therethrough and that is in fluid communication with a conduit coupled to the swivel adapter. A coupler is positioned in an end of the conduit and includes a bore in fluid communication with the conduit. A portion of the coupler extends outwardly from the coupler and can be attached to a hose or other apparatus forming part of a sprinkler system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kochek Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Kozey
  • Patent number: 8857732
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spray gun comprising a gun body (1), a nozzle arrangement (9) arranged on said gun body (1), a compressed air supply channel (22, 23) which is arranged in the gun body (1) and which comprises a valve arrangement (17) for controlling the compressed air supply to the nozzle arrangement (9), a device (31, 33, 37, 42, 40) for controlling the compressed air supply, and a pressure measuring device (35) for recording and displaying the pressure in the compressed air channel (22). Said invention is characterized in that said pressure measuring device (35) is secured in a removable manner to the device (31, 33, 37, 42, 40) for controlling the compressed air supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sata GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Jens Brose, Alexander Tschan