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SELF-DEFENSE SYSTEM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In an embodiment, a self-defense system is disclosed. The self-defense system may include or comprise a material sized to conform to an appendage, and a defense unit coupled with the material and positioned to initiate a defense event in response to an input.



Fuel Injector Filter

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A filter for a control flow of a fuel injector, wherein a primary fuel flow enters the injector through an inlet aperture, and wherein part of the primary fuel flow forms a secondary fuel flow which enters a control valve through a control flow aperture, wherein the filter is located such that only the secondary flow of fuel passes through the filter, the filter includes filter orifices such as slots, holes or perforations, wherein at least one dimension of the filter orifices is less than the nozzle control valve lift value.



ELEMENT FOR DISPENSING A MIXTURE OF WATER AND COSMETIC PRODUCT, ASSOCIATED DEVICE AND METHOD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The element comprises: a hollow body;a receptacle (40) for receiving a cosmetic product, housed in the hollow body;a conduit (42) for supplying water into the receptacle (40);a nozzle (50) for dispensing the mixture of water and cosmetic product from the dispensing element. The element comprises an inner water dispensing nozzle (44), connected to the water supply conduit (42), the inner nozzle (44) protruding into the receptacle (40) to define a chamber (46) for mixing water and the cosmetic product contained in the receptacle (40).



METHOD FOR CLEANING DROPLET EJECTOR, CLEANER FOR CLEANING DROPLET EJECTOR, AND PARTICULATE MATERIAL PRODUCTION APPARATUS USING THE CLEANER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A cleaning method for cleaning a droplet ejector, which includes nozzles to eject a particulate material composition liquid, and a nozzle plate bearing the nozzles is provided. The cleaning method includes forming a substantially closed cleaning space outside the nozzles and the nozzle plate; supplying a cleaning liquid to the cleaning space so that the nozzles and the nozzle plate are contacted with the cleaning liquid; and vibrating the cleaning liquid when the nozzles and the nozzle plate are contacted with the cleaning liquid to clean the nozzles and the nozzle plate.



NEBULIZER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

To provide a mist spraying device (1) capable of easily resolving clogging of micropores when they are clogged. The present invention provides a mist spraying device (1) including: a vibration plate (6) having an atomization part in which multiple micropores are formed; a vibration generator (10) for vibrating the vibration plate (6); and a supply part for supplying a liquid to the atomization part (8), the liquid supplied to the atomization part (8) being atomized by vibration of the vibration plate (6) and sprayed, wherein the mist spraying device further includes a heating element (12), and the heating element (12) serves to warm the atomization part.



Programmable Concentric Head for the Application of Liquid to Lids of Different Shapes

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A device for the application of a liquid fluid to a peripheral area of a lid using pistols for injecting said liquid fluid. The device includes an articulated mechanical device combined with at least two coaxial tubular shafts: a main supply shaft and a lower shaft, where a lower end of the main supply shaft connects to a first part of the articulated mechanical device, while a second part of the articulated mechanical device connects to a lower end of the lower shaft. The two coaxial tubular shafts rotate independently by means of transmission devices. The main supply shaft is arranged in glean inner hole of the lower shaft, which is arranged coaxially around at least one section of the main supply shaft.



SMART SHOWER HEAD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A shower head adapted to receive a supply of water from a water heater, the shower head including a controller functionally connected to the water heater, a proximity sensor, a temperature sensor and a valve, all of which are functionally coupled to the controller. The proximity sensor is configured to detect a demand as indicated by the detection of an object within the detection range of the proximity sensor. The temperature sensor is adapted to measure the temperature of the supply of water. If a demand is determined to exist and the water supply temperature is determined to be outside of a range of ideal temperature, the valve is opened to allow draining of the supply of water until the temperature of the supply of water falls within the range of ideal temperature and if the demand continues to exist, the valve is configured to remain open.



ELEMENT FOR SELECTIVELY DISPENSING TWO LIQUIDS, ASSOCIATED DEVICE AND METHOD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The element comprises: a hollow body (19);a delivery nozzle (32) for delivering a first liquid carried by the hollow body (19);a dispensing nozzle (50) for dispensing a second liquid carried by the hollow body (19); The dispensing nozzle (50) is suitable for producing droplets having a diameter less than 1 mm, particularly comprised between 1 μm and 1000 μm and the delivery nozzle (32) is suitable for producing droplets having a diameter greater than 1 mm, and particularly comprised between 1 mm and 5 mm.



QUICK CONNECT SHOWERHEAD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A showerhead assembly includes an adapter having a tube extending between a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end being supported by a shower arm. A fluid connector includes a ball having an outlet, a stem having an inlet, and a fluid passageway extending along a longitudinal axis between the inlet and the outlet. A spray engine is fluidly coupled to the ball of the fluid connector. A retainer body is supported by the stem of the fluid connector and includes a radially inwardly facing engagement surface. A collet is operably coupled to the retainer body and is configured to be concentrically received intermediate the adapter and retainer body. The collet includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced fingers supporting radially extending teeth configured to engage the adapter.



SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF A LIQUID DIFFUSION APPLIANCE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and system of controlling operation of a diffusion appliance to treat the atmosphere within an enclosed space. The appliance may be programmed to operate according to a control scheme specifying a flow rate of liquid to a diffusion means and a periodic operation of the diffusion means. Control schemes may be associated with different volumes of spaces to be treated by the appliance. Anti-fatigue schemes may provide variation of the flow rate or periodic operation of the appliance. Initiation controls schemes may be used to start treatment of the space before the appliance is programmed to operate according to one of the control schemes.



Automotive Vent Freshener

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A freshener device includes a clip, a carrier, and a carrier retainer. The carrier is provided with odor emitting substances, odor eliminating substances and/or incest repellent. The carrier retainer secures the carrier to the clip, and the clip may be used to secure the device to an ancillary object so as to expose the carrier for controlling odor within a region of space near the ancillary object. Some embodiments enable removably securing the device to at least one air-directional controller exhaust vent louver of a vehicle air conditioning unit to control odor within the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Other embodiments enable interchangeable and replaceable components to provide various utilitarian and aesthetic features.



LIQUID DISPENSING SYSTEM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A liquid dispensing apparatus for applying liquid products to row crops. The liquid dispensing apparatus includes a plurality of drop assemblies supported by and laterally spaced along a boom structure. Each of the drop assemblies includes dribble hoses for dribbling a liquid product onto the soil in a rhizosphere of adjacent crop rows. The drop assemblies may include a spray assembly for spraying the row crops. The dribble hoses may be supported by a base unit with positionable support brackets



POWERED HAND-HELD SPREADER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A powered hand-held spreader device is disclosed that has a handle that allows a user to grip and hold the device with one hand. The spreader includes an adjustable shutter, controlled by a rotary dial, to allow for distribution of a range of different granular products that require different flow rates for distribution. The granular product is contained in a hopper. The product can be distributed over various types of terrain, including, but not limited to, lawns, gardens, and paths. The spreader is driven by an electric motor actuated by a trigger. A spinning rotor plate distributes the granular product fed from the hopper. A trigger lock is optionally available to lock the trigger in the “on” position during use and to prevent actuation when the trigger is in the “off” position. An adjustable side deflector optionally can be used to control the distribution pattern of the granular product.



SPRAYABLE COMPOSITION FOR DETERRING INTRUDERS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A composition for deterring intruders includes propionic acid, ammonia and water. A content of water in the composition is at least approximately 60% by weight. A system for spraying a composition comprises a nozzle configured to spray the composition in an area inside a building. The composition comprises propionic acid, ammonia and water. A content of water in the composition is at least approximately 60% by weight.



AIR CONDITIONER AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed is an air conditioner including a tray and a capsule installed to the tray to discharge a functional material. The capsule includes a main body defining an inner space for accommodation of an electrode, a first cover configured to cover the top of the inner space, the first cover having a first hole for discharge of the atomized functional material, and a second cover having a protrusion for accommodation of at least a portion of the electrode. The capsule realizes uniform spraying of the functional material despite variation in temperature inside the air conditioner.



Systems and Methods for Portable Multi-Component Mixing of Materials for Spray Application of Same

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A dual-use, low-pressure spray gun for applying one-component foam as a spray and a bead including a low-pressure canister connector and a low-pressure air hose connector. A system for applying one-component spray foam as a spray and a bead including a dual-use spray gun with a low-pressure canister connector and a low-pressure air hose connector, a compressed air supply and a compressed air hose.



CONTINUOUS FLOW INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS APPLICATOR DEVICE

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The Invention is a spray gun device to apply a coating product: such as paint, stucco, and drywall mud, to any surface using positive air pressure through a material supply line connected to a sealed container holding the coating product, which has a removable pressure lid. The Invention has an air pressure system to provide pressurized compressed air to propel the coating product through the a material supply line to the spray gun, by producing pressurized compressed air through the compressor air hose from the air pressure source, into the interior compartment of the sealed container and to the spray gun. Clamps attaching to the outer side of the removable pressure lid and pressure regulators secure the removable pressure lid to the sealed container and allow for safe and effective use; and a chassis allows for transporting the entire device.



METHOD FOR FLUID PRESSURE CONTROL IN A CLOSED SYSTEM

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for controlling a system pressure within a closed system includes sending a signal to a pressure control valve corresponding to a pressure set point and actuating the pressure control valve to vary a pilot pressure of a control fluid contained within a pressure control line that is fluidly connected to a pressure regulator. A diaphragm of the pressure regulator is disposed between the pressure control line and a system line and acts on a fluid with the system line to modify the system pressure.



TOP SPRAYING SHOWER HEAD WITH RESET FUNCTION

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A top spraying shower head with reset function comprises a shower head main body having: a waterway switch valve, an inlet passage, a first outlet hole, and a second outlet hole concentrically arranged in the direction of the inlet passage. The inlet passage with the first outlet hole or the second outlet hole form a first outlet passage and a second outlet passage respectively. The waterway switch valve comprises: a valve body having a slidable valve body that moves between a first position and a second position to close the first outlet passage or the second outlet passage; a sealing element which can open the first and second outlet passage; an elastic element abutting between one end of the valve spindle and the inner wall of the valve body; and a W-shaped camshaft rotatably assembled in the valve body.



VOLATILE COMPOSITION DISPENSER

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The invention relates to a volatile composition dispenser. The volatile composition dispenser comprises a sealed reservoir containing a volatile composition, a membrane surrounding at least part of the sealed reservoir, and a rupture mechanism formed of a single piece of plastic located between the membrane and the sealed reservoir. The rupture mechanism comprises a support, and a movable portion attached to the support at a proximal end of the movable portion by at least one connection member. The connection member has a depth less than the depth of the movable portion and/or a width less than the width of the movable portion. One or more rupture elements are located at a distal end of the movable portion, wherein the distal end of the movable portion is movable relative to the support upon activation. Upon activation of the rupture mechanism, the one or more rupture elements are moved into contact with the reservoir such that they puncture the reservoir to release the volatile composition.



MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SELF-DEFENSIVE SPRAYING DEVICE

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention provides a multi-functional self-defensive spraying device comprising mainly a main body and a bottle body embedded in the main body. On the main body are disposed a control circuit composed of a microprocessor, an alarm module, a voice recognition module, an emitting module, and a GPS module, and a button connected to the control circuit. Inside the bottle body is disposed an internal pocket for housing chemical agents and in the internal pocket is disposed a high pressure gas cylinder. A string connects the high pressure gas cylinder to a pull ring exposed at an outer edge of the bottle body. At a top edge of the bottle body is disposed a nozzle head. When under attack, a user may press the nozzle head therefrom chemical agents will be sprayed to scare and deter the attacker. Also, when a user presses the button or shouts a particular sound, an alarm sound will be emitted and a rescue unit such as the police office will be notified of the attack and the whereabouts of the user. During an emergency, a user may remove the bottle body and pull the pull ring outwards to release pressure from the high pressure gas cylinder, causing the chemical agents to break through the top end of the internal pocket and the nozzle head. The user may speedily escape when the chemical agents are thus dispersed as in an explosion.



ARRANGEMENT, USE OF AN ARRANGEMENT, DEVICE, SNOW LANCE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ICE NUCLEI AND ARTIFICIAL SNOW

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A nucleator nozzle (20) for producing ice nuclei is designed as convergent-divergent nozzle. The nozzle channel (25) has a section (27) that is widening. The ratio of the cross-sectional area of the outlet opening (23) to the cross-sectional area of the nozzle channel (25) in the region of the nucleus diameter (26) is at least approximately 4:1. A snow lance (1) having at least one nucleator nozzle (20) and having at least one water nozzle (30; 30′) is designed such that water droplets (32) produced by the water nozzle (30; 30′) pass through a droplet path (31; 31′) of at least 20 cm until they reach ice nuclei (28) from the nucleator nozzle (20) in a germination zone E.



IMAGE CONDUIT FOR FUEL NOZZLE ASSEMBLIES

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine includes a feed arm including a fuel passage for issuing a spray of fuel. A nozzle assembly is fixed at an upstream end of the feed arm having a fuel inlet in fluid communication with the fuel passage. A fiber optic cable is configured to collect burner radiation for a pyrometer input and has a first end centered within an optical connector of the nozzle assembly and a second end exposed from the spray outlet. The fiber optic cable fitted within the feed arm and nozzle assembly has a permanent bend radius preformed in the fiber optic cable. The bend radius can be equal to or greater than the minimum bend radii for the fiber optic cable to serve as a wave guide in wavelengths for monitoring combustion.



MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR FUEL INJECTION DEVICE NOZZLE PLATE, DIE FOR FUEL INJECTION DEVICE NOZZLE PLATE, AND FUEL INJECTION DEVICE NOZZLE PLATE

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A gate is disposed so as to be opened to a cavity portion for forming a plate body part for forming a fuel injection device nozzle plate, and the cavity portion forms a portion surrounded by a plurality of nozzle holes. There are no differences in the times required for the molten resin injected from the gate into the cavity to reach portions for forming the plurality of nozzle holes. As a result, a molding failure of the nozzle holes and the vicinity thereof caused by differences in the charge speeds of molten resin can be prevented and the shapes of the nozzle holes and the vicinity thereof can be formed accurately.



Integrated automotive system, compact, low-profile nozzle assembly and compact fluidic circuit for cleaning a wide-angle image sensor's exterior surface

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A low profile, integrated camera wash nozzle assembly 1010 is readily and unobtrusively integrated into a vehicle's exterior trim surfaces 1420 to make a more visually appealing exterior design while not compromising spray performance. A system and nozzle assembly (e.g., 710, 810, 1010) for cleaning an exterior objective lens or wide-angle sensor's exterior surface 1022 to remove accumulated debris sprays washer fluid at a selected shallow angle which is substantially transverse to the lenses central viewing axis 1050. A low-profile conformal housing fixture 1011 is adapted to receive and aim a very compact fluidic circuit insert 1200 that can generate a wide spray which substantially covers the lens surface, despite being very close to the edge of the lens 1022.



FLUID APPLICATION

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Certain examples of an apparatus, a printing system and a method are described that may be used for applying a fluid. In certain cases, an apparatus has a chamber arranged to receive fluid, the chamber being sealed at one or more ends by one or more respective end seals. In one case, at least one end seal is moveable along an axis of the chamber to adjust at least a volume of the chamber.



INTERACTIVE LIQUID SPRAYING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An intelligent spray nozzle, comprising an input pressure sensor, a flow rate sensor, a flow modulator, a nozzle pressure sensor, a linear actuator, and an output orifice modulator, wherein an input pressure read from the input pressure sensor and a flow rate read from the flow rate sensor are used as inputs by the flow modulator to drive the at least one linear actuator to control an output spray rate from the intelligent spray nozzle, and wherein a nozzle pressure read from the nozzle pressure sensor is used as feedback for the output orifice modulator, wherein an output orifice is modified by the output orifice modulator to achieve optimal output spray.



CASCADE SYSTEM

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system includes an electrostatic tool having a cascade that includes electrical components configured to convert a first voltage from an incoming alternating current into an outgoing second voltage at a direct current and a shell configured to cover the electrical components. The shell radially conforms to the electrical components.



INTEGRATED EMERGENCY WASH AND SHOWER SYSTEM

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Apparatus and methods for integrated emergency wash systems. Various embodiments include thermostatically controlled mixing valves arranged so as to permit load carrying by the body of the valve. Further, the integrated wash systems are especially suited for use in laboratories and manufacturing settings in which available space is at a premium.



EMITTER, AND DRIP IRRIGATION TUBE

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

This emitter (120) includes a channel which spans to a recessed section (252), from an intake path (221) for receiving an irrigation liquid inside a tube. The channel includes an aperture (243) which is closed by a lid (244) disposed so as to not be in contact with a film (300). A groove is formed at the periphery of the aperture (243). When the film (300) is pressed as a result of the pressure of the irrigation liquid inside the tube, and the lid (244) closes the aperture (243), the flow rate of the irrigation liquid inside the emitter (120) is controlled so as to be the amount capable of passing through the groove. This flow-rate control continues until the pressure difference in the channel between a side upstream with respect to the lid (244) and a side downstream with respect to the lid (244) has been sufficiently reduced.



MULTI-FLUID NOZZLES

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A fuel cell nozzle includes a fuel circuit receiver configured to receive a fuel circuit and an air circuit. At least a portion of the air circuit is integrally formed with the fuel circuit receiver. The nozzle can further include a base portion that is configured to interface with a fuel cell. The fuel circuit receiver and the air circuit can extend from the base portion.



REMOTELY CONTROLLED MATERIAL DELIVERY SYSTEM

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A remotely controlled material delivery system having at least one canister, for containing a material; a nozzle; a manifold to direct movement of the material from the canister to the nozzle; a valve mechanism to control the flow of material; a signal receiver; a power source; a mounting adapter; and a remote controller operable to generate a signal wherein the signal is transmitted from the remote controller to the signal receiver, wherein the receiver can open and close the valve in response to the remotely generated signal and wherein the signal can be transmitted through a wired connection, an optical connection, or wirelessly from the remote controller to the signal receiver.



METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INJECTION OPENINGS AND FUEL INJECTOR HAVING SUCH INJECTION OPENINGS

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for manufacturing injection openings of a fuel injector, including: manufacturing a prechamber with the aid of a mechanical, cutting method, in particular with the aid of milling or drilling or with the aid of laser ablation, producing a radius at the transition of the prechamber between a prechamber wall and a prechamber base with the aid of a laser, and/or introducing grooves into the prechamber wall and/or the prechamber base, and manufacturing a spray hole in the prechamber base.



Atomizing Assembly and Atomizer Having the Same

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to an atomizing assembly and an atomizer having the same. The atomizing assembly comprises a containing part and an atomizing part. The containing part includes a containing body defining a containing space for containing a liquid to be atomized, and the containing body has a recess with a first pattern. The atomizing part includes an atomizing mechanism and an atomizing electric-connection portion electrically connected with the atomizing mechanism. The atomizing mechanism has a second pattern corresponding to the first pattern. The second pattern of the atomizing mechanism is press-fitted to the first pattern of the recess such that the atomizing mechanism is detachably disposed in the recess of the containing body. The present invention is easy to assemble/disassemble, and the parts thereof can be closely press-fitted to each other without using any fixing element.



SPRINKLER APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR IRRIGATION

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A sprinkler apparatus, a flow rate control valve assembly, and a sprinkler irrigation system for providing an even distribution of water across an asymmetrically shaped water receiving area. The sprinkler apparatus comprises a pop-up sprinkler head with a base housing for confiningly receiving a pressurized water flow that actuates a nozzle housing slidingly and rotationally cooperating with the base housing to pop-up into an operating position for discharge of water through at least one pair of nozzle assemblies. The pair of nozzle assemblies comprise an upper nozzle assembly and a lower nozzle assembly near the top end of the nozzle housing. A flow rate control valve assembly comprises a flow control valve assembly that can be coupled to a pop-up sprinkler head to supply the pressurized water flow.



FILTER FOR A HIGH-PRESSURE NOZZLE, HIGH-PRESSURE NOZZLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FILTER FOR A HIGH-PRESSURE NOZZLE

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A filter for a high-pressure nozzle having a tubular section and a cap section. The cap section and/or the tubular section are provided with a plurality of filter slots which extend in the longitudinal direction of the tubular section and each have a first end situated on the side of the tubular section and a second end situated on the side of the cap section. A sleeve is arranged coaxially with the tubular section and covers the filter slots in the region of the first end of the filter slots.



SHIELD APPARATUS FOR A BLOWGUN

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A shield apparatus for a blowgun is provided. The shield apparatus includes a dome portion and a lip portion. The dome portion defines a central axis. The dome portion includes an inner raised section, an outer peripheral section, and an intermediate section extending between the inner raised section and the outer peripheral section. The inner raised section defines a hole along the central axis. The lip portion extends from the outer peripheral section of the dome portion in a direction of the central axis. A portion of a blowpipe of the blowgun is inserted through the hole of the dome portion for mounting the shield apparatus on the blowgun.



FILAMENT EXTENSION ATOMIZERS

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An atomization device including a pair of counter-rotating rollers, a fluid source configured to coat at least one of the rollers in a feed fluid, and a baffle unit. The counter-rotation of the rollers stretches the feed fluid into a fluid filament between the two diverging surfaces of the rollers. The stretched fluid filaments breaking into a plurality of droplets at a capillary break-up point of the feed fluid. The baffle unit introduces a baffle fluid within the interior of the device, the baffle fluid transporting formed droplets of the feed fluid from the atomization device. Excess or misguides atomized fluid droplets are collected by the baffle unit and are recycled back into the device for use in later atomization processes. The variation of atomization device parameters allows for the selection of droplets having desired physical parameters.



FILAMENT EXTENSION ATOMIZERS

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An atomization device includes a pair of counter-rotating rollers, a fluid source configured to coat at least one of the rollers in a feed fluid, and a baffle unit. The counter-rotation of the rollers stretches the feed fluid into a fluid filament between the two diverging surfaces of the rollers. The stretched fluid filaments break into a plurality of droplets at a capillary break-up point of the feed fluid. The baffle unit introduces a baffle fluid within the interior of the device and the baffle fluid transports formed droplets of the feed fluid from the atomization device. Excess or misguided atomized fluid droplets are collected by the baffle unit and are recycled back into the device for use in later atomization processes. The variation of atomization device parameters allows for the selection of droplets having desired physical parameters.



SHOWER HEAD ASSEMBLY

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A shower head assembly (2) comprising a body (4) having a flow passage (10) therethrough, said flow passage (10) having an outlet opening (16) at an outer end thereof, and a plurality of inserts (18), each insert (18) being adapted to be releasably mounted within the outlet opening of the body and including a flow restriction adapted to create a spray of water from the shower head, each insert being securable within the outlet opening by cooperating formations (20) formed on an outer wall of the insert (18) and an inner wall of said outlet opening (16) enabling periodic removal and replacement of the insert (18) from the outlet opening (16) of the body (4). Preferably said inserts (18) are visually distinguishable from one another.



FILTER

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention discloses a filter comprising a tube extending from a first end to a second end and having a bore with an internal cross-sectional area. The tube comprises an inlet with an inlet cross-sectional area which is positioned through the first end of the tube. The tube also comprises an outlet with an outlet cross-sectional area, wherein the inlet cross-sectional area is less than the outlet cross-sectional area and so debris small enough to enter the inlet will tend not to block the outlet, which is larger. The filter further comprises a plurality of further inlets, often slots, in the tube between an outside thereof and the bore. In a preferred embodiment, the first end may be tapered and especially dome shaped. This helps to direct debris towards an out-side of the tube, where it is less likely to be drawn into the filter and potentially block it or a downstream component, such as a nozzle. The filter may be attached to a pipeline and a nozzle.



SCENT DIFFUSER, METHOD FOR MAKING A SCENT DIFFUSER AND METHOD FOR DIFFUSING A SCENT

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A scent diffuser comprises a porous membrane, an absorbing material and a scented liquid. The absorbing material is substantially contained by the porous membrane. The absorbing material contains peat moss. The scented liquid is absorbed by the absorbing material. When the scent diffuser is in use, the absorbing material gradually releases the absorbed scented liquid in ambient air through the porous membrane so as to distribute over a period of time a scent of the scented liquid.



SCENTED FAN FRAGRANCE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

This application generally relates to systems, devices, and methods for delivering a fragrance. In some embodiments, portable fragrance delivery systems are provided. In further embodiments, improved fragrance delivery systems are provided that provide increased dispersion of scented agents by utilizing a fan formed from a fragrant material.



DRINKING STRAW FOR USE WITH A BEVERAGE CUP, ADAPTED TO SUPPORT SIGNAGE

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The outer wall of a drinking straw has a uniform circular diameter except for one or more locally deformed regions causing the straw to bulge outwardly. This allows the straw to be pushed through a hole in an article using a gentle force, with the bulges preventing back-out from the hole without an applied force in the opposite direction. Holes slightly larger than the diameter of the tube but smaller than the bulged region(s) enables the straw to cooperate with, engage, retain or capture an article or articles, including the cap of a drinking cup and signs with opposing holes that cooperate with spaced-apart bulges on the straw. A signage system includes a straw with multiple bulges, a drinking vessel with an aperture cap, and a sign or other article supported on the straw above the vessel. Each deformed region is formed only by heating the plastic tube enabling the straws packaged in a parallel, nested arrangement.



AGRICULTURAL SPRAYER WITH MULTI-SECTION FOLDABLE BOOM

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An agricultural sprayer including an applicator boom which itself includes a centre boom frame and a pair of multi-section boom side assemblies. Each side assembly is mounted by a respective hinge to the centre boom frame. Neighbouring boom sections are mutually connected by a hinged joint which permits folding around an upright axis from a deployed operating configuration to a transport configuration. A spring and damper mechanism is associated with the hinged joint for controlling pivoting movement around the upright axis between said two boom sections.



Sprayer

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A lawn and garden sprayer system having a container and a spray wand fluidly connected to the container is provided. The spray wand includes a wand housing that has a slot formed in one side thereof that is configured to engage a lug formed on one side of the container for purposes of stowing the wand during shipping and when not in use. A communications card assembly is detachably connected between the container and spray wand during shipment and prior to its first use. The hose includes a coupler end that engaged a cap on the container and facilitates creation of a fluid circuit between the fluid contents in the container and the wand.



FIXED SPRAY APPLICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A fixed spray application system generally includes tubing, one or more spray heads, one or more brackets, one or more connectors and one or more fluid reservoirs. One or more of the spray heads may be suspended from a tube below one of the connectors and below one of the reservoirs. A tube may extend from below one of the reservoirs to another spray head supported by one of the brackets. In use, the system may be suspended from trellis wires in an agricultural field. Water, pesticides or other liquids are supplied to the system through the tubing. The size of the reservoirs and the volume of tubing can be selected to hold the desired amount of liquid for a given application. After the system is primed with liquid, the tubing is connected to a source of pressurized air. The air is supplied to the system at a sufficient pressure so as to force the liquid from the system through the spray heads.



BOOM ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system includes a boom. The boom includes a first section and a second section. The system includes a first actuator element configured to drive rotation of the first section, a second actuator element configured to drive rotation of the second section, and a locking element configured to block rotation of the first section and to block rotation of the second section while the locking element is in an activated position. Moreover, the system includes a sensor element disposed on the boom. The sensor element is configured to output a signal indicative of a first height between the first section and a field and a second height between the second section and the field. The first and second sections are configured to independently rotate based on the received signal to maintain a desired height between the field and each of the first section and the second section.



GAS PURGE UNIT

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

A gas purge unit introduces a cleaning gas into a container with a main opening there through for taking a housed object in and out. The gas purge unit includes a blowout member and a supply portion. The blowout member with a cylindrical shape has an elongated hollow extending in a longitudinal direction and a discharge portion of a porous body connecting between the elongated hollow and the outside to discharge the cleaning gas. The supply portion is connected to the elongated hollow through a connection hole formed at one end of the blowout member to supply the cleaning gas to the elongated hollow.



INJECTOR VALVE

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST

In some embodiments, the injector valves have additional flow holes in the seat face to reduce flow variation, decrease package size and allow for a fast response. In another embodiment, the injector valve has a seat with multiple flow channels leading to a venturi, allowing for a fast response and decreased package size.