Open Pond Or Ditch Type Supply Patents (Class 239/724)
  • Patent number: 11109543
    Abstract: A soil irrigation and restoration system comprises a water transmitting device having a water containing tank, a water pumping element, and a pipe. The water containing tank has a containing space formed therein. The water pumping element is disposed in the containing space and has at least one water inlet, a water outlet, and an overflow portion. The water outlet is spaced apart from the at least one water inlet. The overflow portion is disposed between the at least one water inlet and the water outlet, and is disposed at a position higher than that of the at least one water inlet and the water outlet. The pipe has a connecting end connected to the water outlet. A portion of the pipe away from the connecting end extends downwardly and is buried in the soil layer. A soil irrigation and restoration method executed with syphon effect is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Shun-Tsung Lu, Ta-Wei Lu
  • Patent number: 10729078
    Abstract: Water is emitted directly onto the soil from drip lines pulled from a mobile drip irrigation device. The forward ends of the drip tubes are anchored and retained to establish relatively fixed intervals of spacing between the forward ends of the adjacent drip tubes to guide the drip tubes across the soil and through growing plants. A pressure-regulated constant-volume flow of water is emitted from ports in the drip tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Monty J. Teeter
  • Patent number: 10639667
    Abstract: A water display is described whereby parabolic water streams may be controlled so as to appear to move towards or away from each other or step over each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WET
    Inventor: Mark Fuller
  • Patent number: 9016604
    Abstract: A portable vegetation treatment system includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, an intake-port assembly, a distribution assembly, and a control assembly. The primary pump is configured to couple with a diluent source while the secondary pump is configured to couple with a reservoir, containing a chemically-based fluid. The chemically-based fluid may be a concentrate, pre-mixed concentrate or other fluid(s), requiring dilution or combination with another fluid before application. The secondary pump includes components that meter one or more chemically-based fluids, during active operation. These components also substantially restrict migration or inappropriate flow of the chemically-based fluid when the system is inactive or in a passive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Kelly Mark Duffie
  • Patent number: 8312670
    Abstract: A horticultural applicator having a raft, at least one cable attached to the raft, a boom associated with the raft, and a conduit in communication with the raft. The raft includes a lower surface, first and second side surfaces extending upwardly and outwardly from the lower surface at opposite ends thereof, and first and second end surfaces extending generally perpendicular from opposite ends of the lower surface between the first and second side surfaces. The cable is used to drag the raft over a surface containing vegetation. The boom is adapted to apply a substance onto the vegetation traveling below the lower surface of the raft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy Dean Heckler, Adam Matthew Wake
  • Patent number: 6401829
    Abstract: A fire fighting apparatus includes a chassis that can be in the form of a trailer that supports a pedestal and an articulating boom with a submersible hydraulically driven pump at an end portion of the boom opposite the pedestal. A diesel engine mounted on the chassis powers both a hydraulic pump and a transfer pump. Water picked up by the submersible pump at the end of the boom is received on the chassis and then transferred under pressure to a fire fighting hose. A dual filter arrangement can be used to remove trash that is picked up by the submersible hydraulic pump. A hydraulic motor on the chassis can be used to operate the boom during unfolding and folding and to transfer hydraulic fluid to the submersible pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Ray Newton
  • Patent number: 6116275
    Abstract: The outlet hose from the lagoon pump is telescopically connected to the waste injector inlet tube such that the outlet hose is free to rotate and maintain itself in a straight condition by the fluid pressure in the outlet hose during use. A tow swivel is provided which allows the tractor and waste injector to pull the outlet hose back and forth across the field without interfering with the free rotation of the outlet hose relative to the inlet tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Inventor: John A. George, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6068197
    Abstract: A pivoting lateral move irrigation system which operates to water in the pivot mode. The irrigation system includes a conduit extending over the field to be irrigated, and a series of support towers which are spaced along the length of the conduit and support the conduit. The power tower is designed for lateral movement and includes a pivoting top according to the present invention. In the preferred embodiment, the irrigation system is a ditch fed system which moves laterally to a canal or ditch, from which water is obtained for irrigation. The power panel includes switches to allow the machine to pivot at the end or corner of the canal. According to the present invention, during pivoting, the irrigation system operates to irrigate, i.e., provide water to the field, during the pivot operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Hlavinka Equipment Company
    Inventor: Harold N. Tolson
  • Patent number: 5975423
    Abstract: A portable, fully self-contained pressure wash-down system operates in a storage mode for storing and hermetically sealing system components when the system is not in use, and works in an operation mode for allowing portable operation of the system. The system includes a container adapted to house the system and a lid connected to the container by a hinge. The lid sealingly engages a top portion of the container to store and protect system components when the system is in a storage mode. The system includes a pump disposed in the container. The pump includes a low pressure inlet for delivering low pressure water to the pump and a high pressure outlet for delivering pressurized water from the pump. The system also includes an intake line having first and second ends, wherein the first end of the intake line receives water from a water source and the second end is connected to the pump inlet. The first end of the intake may contain a filter for excluding harmful debris from the pump or other system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventors: Terrence D. Rice, Keith Ballard
  • Patent number: 5788466
    Abstract: An irrigation booster pump assembly that includes a frame assembly, a power supply supported by the frame assembly, a vertical drive shaft rotatably supported by the frame assembly, and a propeller. The vertical drive shaft has an upper end drivingly connected to an output shaft of the power supply. A propeller is mounted on a lower end of the vertical drive shaft. The propeller has blades or vanes pitched for pushing water in a downward direction away from the power supply during normal operation of the power supply. The pump assembly further includes a cylindrical member disposed concentrically about the propeller, the cylindrical member rotatably supporting a lower end portion of the vertical drive shaft. The cylindrical member is connected to the frame assembly by a plurality of circumferentially spaced elongated rods, each rod having one end fixed to the frame assembly and another end fixed to the cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: Andy L. Thompson
  • Patent number: 5447274
    Abstract: An irrigation apparatus for parks, golf courses, acreages, sports fields, school yards, etc., is mounted on a small trailer. It includes a sprayer head of the impulse type, a self-priming centrifugal pump for supplying water under pressure to the sprayer head and an engine for driving the pump. A hose carried by the trailer is connected to the pump inlet and may be used to supply water to the pump from a lake, stream or a water line. Where a pressurized water supply is available, the pump may be used to boost the pressure and provide improved coverage and a better misting action. If the existing pressure is high enough, it can be connected to a direct inlet to the sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Central Irrigation Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Dennis Tofin, Darcy Tofin, Paris Tofin
  • Patent number: 5356080
    Abstract: A water inlet for a linear move irrigation system wherein the water inlet is supported upon a wheeled frame means which travels along the bottom of an irrigation ditch adjacent one side thereof. The water inlet is fluidly connected to the end most support tower by a plurality of jointed pipes arranged such that the water inlet may be raised out of the irrigation ditch at times. The jointed connection of the pipes permits the water inlet to vertically move relative to the support tower to compensate for vertical differences in the irrigation ditch and the cart path upon which the support tower travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Valmont Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Chapman
  • Patent number: 5265810
    Abstract: A water inlet for a linear move irrigation system wherein the water inlet is supported upon a wheeled frame which travels along the bottom of an irrigation ditch adjacent one side thereof. The water inlet is fluidly connected to the end most support tower by a plurality of jointed pipes arranged such that the water inlet may be raised out of the irrigation ditch at times. The jointed connection of the pipes permits the water inlet to vertically move relative to the support tower to compensate for vertical differences in the irrigation ditch and the cart path upon which the support tower travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: Valmont Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Chapman
  • Patent number: 5080290
    Abstract: A water inlet for a linear move irrigation system wherein the water inlet is supported upon a wheeled frame which travels along the bottom of an irrigation ditch adjacent one side thereof. The water inlet is fluidly connected to the end most support tower by a plurality of jointed pipes arranged such that the water inlet may be raised out of the irrigation ditch at times. The jointed connection of the pipes permits the water inlet to vertically move relative to the support tower to compensate for vertical differences in the irrigation ditch and the cart path upon which the support tower travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Inventor: Carl R. Ostrom
  • Patent number: 5059064
    Abstract: Water is removed from an underground perforated pipe by a submersible pump inserted into an imperforate pipe extending from above ground to below ground level for communication with the perforated pipe. An inflatable bladder seals the submersible pump to the inner wall of the imperforate pipe for facilitating suction of water from the perforated pipe into the imperforate pipe. Water is drawn into a proximal end of the pump and expelled out of a distal end of a pump, and out of the imperforate pipe above ground level. By sealing the pump to the inner wall of the imperforate pipe, the pump is capable of drawing water from an underground perforated pipe located at a depth greater than the pumping capacity of the pump for drawing up water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Inventor: Donald R. Justice