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Publication numberUS20020090878 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/756,021
Publication dateJul 11, 2002
Filing dateJan 8, 2001
Priority dateJan 8, 2001
Publication number09756021, 756021, US 2002/0090878 A1, US 2002/090878 A1, US 20020090878 A1, US 20020090878A1, US 2002090878 A1, US 2002090878A1, US-A1-20020090878, US-A1-2002090878, US2002/0090878A1, US2002/090878A1, US20020090878 A1, US20020090878A1, US2002090878 A1, US2002090878A1
InventorsMelanie Holmes
Original AssigneeHolmes Melanie E.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 20020090878 A1
Abstract
The bubble blaster is a toy directed towards dispersing a mass amount of bubbles, of various sizes, synchronously, at rapid speeds. The present invention is ran by a three speed motor, stationed inside the base. The base is also the storage house for the machine mechanism: A synchronized gearing system; a simple plumbing system; a pump; and solution tank. The gearing system spins the top shell and the fan that is stationed inside of the spherical chamber of the toy, via main shaft. At the bottom of the main shaft there are two gears: one that spins the fan, and the second one is synchronized with the gearing system, allowing it to rotate the main shaft. The main shaft extends up from the base and attaches to the top shell. The fan spins on an axis that encases the main shaft and supports the main shell. The main shell lies directly under the top shell, and is not visible. Both shells are perferrated with various size holes that coincides with one another. The only difference is that the main shell's holes are protruded. One of the gears controls the pump that flows the solution from the tank through the plumbing system and up through the main shaft and squirt out of the solution nozzle, that is stationed at the tip of the main shaft, there the solution hits the splash wall where it is tamed and drizzle down the main shell; while the top shell is spinning, the solution is lathering and spreading a bubble film over the plurality of holes while the fan impels air to rapidly disperse, synchronously, multiple streams of bubbles of various sizes into the air. Whatever is remaining of the solution drips down into the gutters and is sucked back into the air tight tank, where it will be recycled and reused. This process is continuous until there is no solution left.
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What is claimed is:
1. A bubble producing, and dispersing toy which comprises of: a main shaft;
A. A system of synchronized gears, wherein said main shaft is directly propelled via motive power source;
B. A top shell that is rotated via said main shaft, where in said main shaft extends up from said motive power source to said top shell;
C. A main shell wherein its chief support is a secondary shaft, that encases said main shaft, wherein said secondary shaft is connected to said main shell from substantially the center;
D. A plurality of bubble forming orifices deployed in rows on both said main shell and said top shell, wherein said main shell has protruded holes in order to catch bubble producing solution as said top shell perpetually spins directly on top of said main shell in effect to lather solution and spread a film over said protruded holes;
E. A fan;
F. A fan for rotation about said secondary shaft, whereas said secondary shaft is said fans axis, wherein said fans motive power source is, indirectly, said gearing system;
G. A base that houses all of the toy's mechanism which comprises of:
I) A pump
II) A motor
III) A gear system
IV) A solution tank
V) A battery enclosure
VI) An electrical system
VII) A plumbing system
I. A gearing system in which a power gear initiates the motive power source in which said power gear impels secondary gear, whereas said secondary gear is connected to said power gear, wherein said secondary gear impels a main gear, wherein said main gear impels main shaft gear two and a pump gear, whereas the crank arm is directly attached to said pump gear; therefore, as pump gear is in motion said crank arm is cranked which impels a piston, wherein said piston initiates flow of solution through the pump; and
J. A plumbing system, wherein said pump impels flow of solution through the tubing, whereas the solution tank is the storage place for the bubble solution and whereas said pump pulls solution from said tank through said tubing and up said main shaft via a rotary axial where solution is squirted from a solution nozzle, where solution is to drizzle down said main shell in an attempt to girdle said protruded holes, wherein said top shell spins perpetually to form solution film, whereas air is exiting through bubble forming orifices to produce and disperse bubble out and about the atmosphere.
2. The toy according to claim 1, wherein said fan impels air out through said bubble producing orifices, made by a combination of both said main shell and top shell.
3. The toy according to claim 2, wherein said main shell and top shell has a plurality of bubble producing orifices, of various sizes, deployed about there surface in rows, wherein said main shell's bubble producing orifices are protruded to enable it to capture bubble producing solution.
4. The toy according to claim 3, wherein together said main shell and said top hell works together to synchronously produce plurality streams of bubbles of various sizes, whereas to create the bubble multi-matic effect.
5. The toy according to claim 4, wherein said bubble making machine creates bubbles in a said bubble multi-matic effect.
6. The toy according to claim 3, wherein said top shell and said main shell directly next to one another. Whereas said top shell's circumference is slightly larger than said main shell's circumference allowing said top shell to fit directly on top of said main shell to allow a little friction to lather the bubble producing solution and spread a bubble film over said orifices.
7. The toy according to claim 6, wherein said top shell is connected to said machine via, and controlled via said main shaft.
8. The toy according to claim 7, wherein said top shell is able to be removed from said machine at will; therefore said top shell is not a permanent attachment but is a crucial part of said machine; therefore, cannot produce said bubble multi-matic effect without such part.
9. The toy according to claim 1, wherein the chamber is considerably a round body.
10. The toy according to claim 9, wherein said chamber is supported by a base.
11. The toy according to claim 9, wherein said chamber comprises of an upper half and a lower half.
12. The toy according to claim 11, wherein said top shell and said main shell makes up said upper half.
13. The toy according to claim 11, wherein said lower half is comprises of an air vent and a recycler with gutter wherein said lower half supports said upper half.
14. The toy according to claim 13, wherein said fan is located in said lower half and spins on an axis which supports said main shell and which desend to said lower half in center of said chamber, and whereas said fan impels air upwards through said main and top shells bubble producing orifices.
15. The toy according to claim 1, wherein said fan's motive power source is said gear system, whereas said fan is indirectly tied in with.
16. The toy according to claim 1(G), wherein said fan and said top shell spins synchronously.
17. The toy according to claim 9, wherein all of said machines mechanism are stationed below the chamber inside the base.
18. The toy according to claim 1, wherein said bubble producing solution is stored inside of said solution tank and is pumped out via said pump, through plumbing tubes.
19. The toy according to claim 18, wherein said pump is the motive power source of solution flowing through said plumbing tube.
20. The toy according to claim 19, wherein bubble producing solution is forced up main shaft while said main shaft is in rotation.
21. The toy according to claim 20, wherein the means for solution to be carried through said main shaft is via rotary axial apparatus.
22. The toy according to claim 21, wherein the exit for solution is the tip of said main shaft, where said main and top shells meet.
23. The toy according to claim 1, wherein the solution drizzles down main shell and girdles the said protruded bubble producing orifices.
24. The toy according to claim 1 wherein the electrical system in which a three speed motor is the motive power source for said power gear, whereas said power gear initiates said gearing system.
25. The toy according to claim 24, wherein said electrical system consists of wiring, painted circuit board, circuit breaker, battery, and three speed motor.
26. The toy according to claim 25, wherein said machines motive power source is said three speed motor.
27. The toy according to claim 26, wherein the motive power source for said three speed motor is said batteries or alternative power source.
28. The toy according to claim 25, wherein said electrical system utilizes a circuit breaker that cuts said motor's motive power source off once said machine is tilted too far or turned up side down. And once said machine is turned back up right the power is turned on.
29. The toy according to claim 1, (J), wherein the excess bubble producing solution is drained and trapped in a gutter type reservoir below said protruded bubble producing orifices of said main shell then sucked into said solution tank where it is reused.
Description
    BACKGROUND OF INVENTION
  • [0001]
    1. Field of Invention
  • [0002]
    This invention relates generally to toy bubble producing machines that disperses bubbles automatically, either mechanically and (or) electrically: In chief, this bubble producing toy pertains to the “BUBBLE MULTI-MATIC EFFECT”, which deals with a perpetual expulsion of a multiple stream of bubble, synchronously and in various sizes, and speeds, automatically.
  • [0003]
    2. Description of Prior Art
  • [0004]
    In the past there have been several bubble producing machines (Manually and automatically) that were patented. Bubble producing toys that are controlled manually uses human powered cranks, which often become tiresome and boring after an extended period of time. These types of toys are disclosed in U.S. Pat. Nos. 2,547,825 to G. J. King on Apr. 3, 1951; and U.S. Pat. No. 5,269,715 to Silveria et al on Dec. 14, 1993.
  • [0005]
    Another bubble producing machine that suffers major draw backs, compared to the present invention is disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 2,452,794 to T. Saachy on Jan. 18. 1946. This machine is not claiming to be a toy, instead it's a means for creating a temporary scenic or ornamental effect, or as an amusement device. This machine is big, heavy, complex, and lack foundation. This machine's air is divided and sent through two different air ducts. One goes to the front of the machine and upwards. The air emerges through a nozzle. A lip located at the tip of the nozzle diverts the air away from the forming bubbles and its excess air blows the formed bubbles up and scatter them about in the atmosphere. The second air duct is used to blow the bubbles into its shape. A heater is located in this duct to heat the air which will cause the bubble to rise. With these kind of functions this contraption is obviously made out of metal. Saachy puts all of this effort into a machine that simply produces bubbles which not only makes this machine obsolete but economically unfeasible to be produced for its purpose.
  • [0006]
    Then there's the automatic bubble producing machines. Most of these contraptions claimed to be toys, aimed at the children's market, when infact, these machines do not stand up to the kid proof standard, for instance; Spill prevention; durability; light weight; portability; and simple operation and repair! For example:
  • [0007]
    As disclosed by U.S. Pat. No. 4,133,138 granted to Coons' on Jan. 09, 1979; Coons' invention has no prevention against spills. Its reservoir is an opening in the lower portion of its chamber. There the solution settles unrestricted; therefore, if a kid knocks over the machine all the solution will be spilled. This will not only spoil the kids fun but also creates unnecessary cleans ups. In order to classify a complex machine as a toy it must first be durable. Next the machine must also be portable. Coons' model is neither durable nor portable! For a toy to be durable it must be able to withstand kids amusement, that includes dropping it and kids falling onto it without breaking, and creating sharp edges that will poke and or puncture a kid! Therefore, this makes Coons' model a hazard to kids! And for a toy to be portable it must be able to be moved around with ease and in convenience. As I stated earlier, Coons' model has an open resevior and it must be emptied and refilled everytime it is relocated to prevent a mess.
  • [0008]
    As disclosed by U.S. Pat. No. 4,764,141 granted to D'andrade on Aug. 16, 1988; D'andrade's invention is neither light weight nor portable. This model has two open bolts, and screws sticking out the top of it, which could prove to be dangerous! If a kid was to fall on top of the machine, the screws could poke or puncture the skin and being that it is a screw it would cause serious infection.
  • [0009]
    In an overall analysis of both Coons' and D'andrade's model, we see that they suffer from many drawbacks to be considered a toy, not to mention the potential of being unsafe for kids. Both of these models are comprised of small fragile components. If dropped hard enough, it's possible for one of these inside components to break. Plus with the complexity of these two models it takes a considerable amount of talent and skills to assemble or repair them if something goes wrong with their mechanics.
  • [0010]
    Many inventors of automatic bubble making machines, such as the ones disclosed by Coons and D'andrade, claims that their models disperse bubbles simotaniously. But when closely analyzing these devices, you'll notice that these models really do not produce their bubbles simotaniously, they only produce them one at a time at a rapid speed, which tend to make them appear as if they are being produced at the same time. These models merely use an advanced wand, some aspects are different, but there system is just the same as the traditional “Dip the wand and blow system”. Both models have there wand (or a better name for it) bubble forming ring. Which is constantly rotating and being dipped into a batter of solution, then carried pass a single air nozzle where the bubbles will be formed, then the next wand (or ring) passes by the air nozzle and another bubble is formed. But only after the first bubble is formed. This system is not simotaniously producing bubbles. So to avoid confusion with the prior inventions' miss conceptions of the word “Simotaniously”. The word “Synchronously” will be used in its place for the present invention.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVENTION
  • [0011]
    The present invention possesses all of the qualifications of a toy; safe for kids; prevention against spill; durable; portable; simple to operate and repair; long lasting; and low production cost. Out of all the prior inventions, there haven't been a machine created yet that have changed the bubble producing industry. To this present time kids are still using the traditional “Dip the wand and blow” method. With the present invention kids and adults alike no longer have to use any human effort to fill the atmosphere with hundreds of bubbles of all sizes.
  • [0012]
    The “Bubble Blaster” disperses a mass amount of bubbles of various sizes synchronously at rapid speeds. This model is ran off of a three speed motor stationed inside the base. The base is also the storage house for the machine mechanisms: A synchronized gearing system; A simple pluming system; A pump; and a solution tank. The gearing system spins the top shell, and the fan, that is stationed inside the spherical chamber of the toy, via main shaft. At the bottom of the main shaft there are two gears. One that spins the tan and the second one is synchronized with the gearing system allowing it to rotate the main shaft. The main shaft extends up from the base and attaches to the top shell, via forks. They makes it possible to remove the main shell. The ran spins on an axis that encases the main shaft and supports the main shell. The main shell lies directly under the top shell. But is not visible until the top shell is removed. Both shells are perferrated with various size holes that coincide with one another. The only difference is that the main shell's holes are protruded with horizontal groves on there edges similar to a quarter's edge. One of the gears controls the pump that flows the solution from the tank through the pluming system and up through the main shaft and squirt out the solution nozzle, that is stationed at the tip of the main shaft between the forks. From there the solution hits the splash wall where it is tamed and drizzle down the main shell, while the top shell is spinning the solution is lathering and spreading a bubble film over the plurality of holes while the fan impels air to rapidly disperse, synchronously, multiple streams of bubbles of various sizes into the air. Whatever is remaining of the solution drips down into gutters and is sucked back into the air tight tank, where it will be recycled and reused. This process is continual until there is no solution left.
  • [0013]
    Unlike the prior models, what really makes this machine unique is that this machine disperses a mass amount of bubbles synchronously; therefore, filling the atmosphere with hundreds of bubbles in only a few seconds, with three different speeds to choose from. This is the ideal toy for all kids since kids like to play in an abundance. This machine will not only serve as a toy but also as a means for creating a temporary scenic or ornamental effect, or as an amusement device. This machine comes in a variety of sizes and shapes, for commercial reasons. One size as big as a three story house, built for theme parks and able to synchronously produce massive bubbles as large as 6 to 8 feet in diameter. This particular model is eleven inches tall, light weight, and made of various plastics and man made material which makes it portable and convenient to carry and relocate, and with the unlimited supply of synthetic material that makes this machine's mass production cost low; therefore, affordable! There is no sharp edges or corners, no exposed screws or bolts and durable enough to withstand hard falls without any of its inner components breaking and getting lost. The machine mechanisms are large and simple enough for an average teenager with ordinary skills to easily take apart, assemble, and repair the machine at will.
  • [0014]
    Other aspects of this present invention is its encased, unique recycler to reuse unused solution; therefore, no solution is wasted, as in the traditional way. Another aspect is its unique rotary axial which is extremely important to the function of the machine. It allows the main shaft to spin as the solution is constantly being pumped through it. This apparatus has special groves that coincides perfectly with one another. These groves act as added protection against leakage in this area while the solution acts as a lubricant for it.
  • [0015]
    Another aspect of this present invention is it circuit breaker, that turns the power off if it is titled too far at a curtain degree. This is to prevent the solution from overflowing to oneside of the machine and flooding the gutter, and dripping down the outsides and causing a spill. This machine will not work on its side or upside down. So it would make no sense for the power to be on and wasting energy at those angles. This is the purpose for having the circuit breaker, it is there to prevent all of the above. When the machine is turned back upright, the power automatically comes on. This machine works off of two batteries and doesn't carry any or frivolous wiring. All wires are well installed to avoid shock and arranged in a manner where they are out of the way of all mechanisms.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING
  • [0016]
    [0016]FIG. 1: Is a plane view of the main shell/secondary shaft, with an exploded view of the protruded holes.
  • [0017]
    [0017]FIG. 2: Is a perspective view of the main shell/secondary shaft.
  • [0018]
    [0018]FIG. 3: Is a perspective view of the gutter/pillow structure, with an exploded view of its bottom feature.
  • [0019]
    [0019]FIG. 4: Is a top view of the gutter/pillow structure.
  • [0020]
    [0020]FIG. 5: Is a perspective view of the recycler being assembled.
  • [0021]
    [0021]FIG. 6: Is a perspective view of the plumbing system.
  • [0022]
    [0022]FIG. 7: Is a plane view of the plumbing system, and how it is stationed in the base, with an exploded view of the rotary axial.
  • [0023]
    [0023]FIG. 8: Is a sectional view of the rotary axial and how it is situated in the main shaft, and connected to the solution nozzle.
  • [0024]
    [0024]FIG. 9: Is a plane view of the main shaft and how it connects to its gears, and how the solution nozzle is stationed between its forks.
  • [0025]
    [0025]FIG. 10: Is a perspective view of the rotary axial being pre-inserted into the main shaft's gear before the shaft gears are assembled to the main shaft.
  • [0026]
    [0026]FIG. 11: Is a perspective view of the synchronized gears, with a plane view of how the gears are stationed on the bottom of the recycler.
  • [0027]
    [0027]FIG. 12: Is a plane view of the top shell, with an exploded view of the finger holes.
  • [0028]
    [0028]FIG. 13: Is a plane view of the base.
  • [0029]
    [0029]FIG. 14: Is a diagram of the electronic system and its three speed motor, knob, and the unique circuit breaker.
  • [0030]
    [0030]FIG. 15: Is a perspective view of all of the major parts being assembled.
  • [0031]
    [0031]FIG. 16: Is a perspective view of the entire machine. A quarter portion is cut out to reveal its fully assembled insides, and how everything is situated.
  • [0032]
    [0032]FIG. 17: Is a perspective view of the fully assembled machine.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • [0033]
    With reference now to the drawing, and first to FIG. 1 and 2, which comprises of a secondary shaft 1A, which is the fan's, 2A, axis, and an encasing for the main shaft 4A, that will be constantly spinning; therefore, there will be at least 0.21 cm. (0.08 inch) of free space in between to avoid friction. The secondary shalt is also the pillar that support the main shell 1B. Its top portion must have a semi-rough, sandy texture to it. In order for the solution to gain traction to lather. The purpose for the triangular configuration 1C, is to catch running solution and guide it into the gutter 3B, where the recycling process will begin. They protrude at least 0.21 cm. (0.08 inch). The wipers 1D, serves the same purpose as the triangular configuration, except the wipers are made of a thin strip of rubber or plastic, which ever is cheaper. It has rigid edges and wipes the solution from the bottom of the top shell 5A, which will be constantly spinning to prevent build up. This protrudes at least 0.21 cm (0.08 inch) the protruded holes 1E, are needed to prevent the solution from dripping down into the holes. There edges rigid like a quarter's edge. It also serves as ledge for the solution film to grip onto. The edges protrude at least 0.21 cm (0.08 inch). The washer clamp 1F, is needed to hold up the main shaft and presents shaft gear one 4B, and main gear 7A, from rubbing. The washer clamp fits into 1K, which is about 1 mm deep, and clamps onto 4F, also it is wide enough so that the solution can't drip down into the secondary shaft. Another washer clamp 1G, is used. Except this clamp clamps onto 1J, to prevent the fan from sliding down when the machine is turned over. The washer 1H, is to prevent the spinning fan from causing friction against the washer clamp 1G, and getting hot and melting! The fan gears 1I are needed to interact with fan groves 2B, and propels the fan as best shown in FIG. 11. Note: These fan gears 2B hangs below the bottom of the secondary shaft 1A.
  • [0034]
    [0034]FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the gutter/pillow structure, which is a portion of the recycler R1, shown in FIG. 15. This piece is comprised of a pillow structure 3A, which gives the main shell added support and keep it balanced. The excess solution is drained into the gutter 3B, which is no more than a half of an inch wide. 3C is the encasing for the XD1 and XD2 tubes, which sucks up the excess solution and sends it through the plumbing system as best seen in FIG. 6, the gear slot 3D are there for the fan gears 1I to fall into, and interact with shaft gear one 4B. The center hole 3E is for the mainshaft 4A, to fall into. Note: It protrudes to prevent the shaft gear one 4B, from rubbing against the underbelly, and to prevent the main shaft from wobbling. The screw hole 3F, is needed to hold the pump gear 7D in place and to extend it away from the underbelly. The second screw hole 3G, is needed to hold the main gear 7A, in place and to extend it away from the underbelly.
  • [0035]
    Now referring to FIG. 4; the topographical view of the gutter/pillow structure as addition to FIG. 3, on this view we can see how the connector nipples 3H are positioned. These nipples are used to assemble the 2C piece to the gutter/pillow structure, as best shown in FIG. 5. These plastic nipples fits into 2E, and are melted and machine pressed, similar to rivets. To secure the pieces together firmly an adhesive is used on the rubber slitlet leak stoppers 2D.
  • [0036]
    The XD1 and XD2 tubes are connected to multi-outlets XE2 and XE3 and inserted into 3C, before 2C piece is connected. After everything is properly assemble you will have a complete recycler R1 as shown in FIG. 15 Note: The tips of 2C are slightly curved to fit as the male into the gutter 3B, this is added security against leakage.
  • [0037]
    Now referring to FIG. 6; the plumbing system is comprised of a solution tank 8g, a pump 9A, tubing XA, XB, XC1, XC2 and XC3; XD1 and XD2; XE1, XE2 and XE3; a rotary axial 8A, 8B, 8C, and a solution nozzle 8S. The pump initiates the flow of solution via a piston 9B which forces the solution through the plumbing system. When the piston is pulled out the solution is drawn out of the solution tank through the XA tube and into the pump. Then when the piston is pushed in, the solution is forced out of the pump through 8B which is constantly spinning, and up the main shaft 4A, via 8C, then out the nozzle 8S, the excess solution flows into the gutter 3B, where it will be sucked into the sets of tubes XD1 and XD2, when the piston is pulled back out. There the solution is returned to the solution tank. Note: The solution tank must have an air tight seal at the refill holes 6C, in order to create pressure inside. As the pump flows, the pressure will create a sucking action in the XC and XD tubes, which will pull the excess solution from the gutter 3B.
  • [0038]
    Now referring to FIG. 7, which shows the direction of flow of solution, as shown in FIG. 6, and an exploded view of the rotary axial: FIG. 8 shows a closer and more in dept look at each individual piece of the rotary axial in there perspective and sectional view. This apparatus is extremely important. It allows the main shaft 4A, to spin while constantly flowing through it. This figure also shows how each piece and grove is ajoined to one another and how they are situated in the main shaft, and shaft gears 4B and 4C. After the solution is pumped through the XB tube, it enters 8A. These pieces has special groves that coincides perfectly with each other. These groves act as added protection against leakage while solution flows through them. 8A1 grove coincides with 8B1 just as 8B2 coincide with 8C2. It is possible for 8A1 and 8B1 groves to rotate to relieve stress off of 8B2 and 8C2 groves, vice versa. 8B is a versatile axial that can provide rotation on both ends while there groves give extra protection against leakage. Both rotaries work with each other. Friction isn't possible here because the solution will act as a lubricant for it. Note: 8B is made of a highly flexible plastic; therefore, it is flexible enough to be forced into 8C2 and 8A1. The groves are made of binding layers so that will make it virtually impossible for human hands to force these joints together. This process will have to be done mechanically. Also, this process must be pre-inserted inside of the shaft gear one and two 4B and 4C, or else they are useless. Once these groves 8A1, 8B1, 8B2, 8C2, are joined it will be impossible to take them apart. 8C is the length of the main shaft 4A. 8C1 is the male to the solution nozzle 8S; they must have a tight fit. After the solution is forced through the solution nozzle, this is the last stage of plumbing, until solution reaches the gutter, and it is recycled. The gear guard 8F serves three purposes. 1) It keeps the XB tube from touching the constantly spinning shaft gear one and two 4B and 4C. 2) It keeps 8A straight, facing one direction, and prevents it from spinning along with the rotary axial 8B. 3) It keeps the groves 8A1, 8B1, 8B2, 8C2, pressed firmly against one another while spinning.
  • [0039]
    Now as referring to FIG. 9; here is a perspective view of the main shaft 4A, that connects to top shell 5A via shaft forks 4E. The solution nozzles 8S will be placed between shaft forks. At the opposite end of the main shaft is two snaps 4D. They arc needed to connect the main shaft to shaft gear one 4B, shaft gear one is needed to propel fan gears 1I. As best shown in FIG. 11. It is also connected to shaft gear two 4C, this gear controls the main shaft. Note: 4C has arrow like gear groves. The purposes for them is to hold up the main shaft to release pressure off of the washer clamp 1F and shaft gear one 4B and main gear 7A for a smoother spin. 4F are groves to attach the washer clamp 1f to the main shaft. The main shaft is the length of the secondary shaft 1A.
  • [0040]
    Now referring to FIG. 10; this figure shows how the rotary axial pieces 8A, 8B, and 8C, as best shown in FIG. 8 is assembled to main shaft 4A and shaft gears one and two 4B and 4C as best shown in FIG. 9. Once again this process is done mechanically at the factory.
  • [0041]
    Now referring to FIG. 11: this figure shows the synchronized gearing system, and the direction each gear turns. The three speed motor 71 is propelling the motor gear 7E which in turns propels the power gear 7C the secondary gear 7B is attached to the power gear; therefore, they spin together. The secondary gear propels the main gear 7A, which propels the shaft gear two 4C which in turns spins the shaft gear one 4B, which propels fan gears 1I. which propels fan's gear gloves 2B, which in turns spins the fan 2A. As the fan spins in one direction, the main shaft spins in the opposite direction. The main gear 7A also propels the pump gear 7D, which cranks the crank arm 9L which is attached to the piston 9B, and gives it its push and pull, this in turns forces the solution in and out of the pump 9A.
  • [0042]
    Now referring to FIG. 12; this figure shows the top shell 5A. Note: 5A's underbelly is smooth in contrast to the main shell's top 1B. The bubble forming holes 5B are set up in four rows from small to large, and each row has expanded holes for the larger bubbles of that row. The finger slot 5C is a permanent attachment to the top shell, this process is also done at the factory. They allow fingers to enter and squeeze the shaft forks 4E in order to remove the top shell from machine. The solution squirts from the many holes provided by the nozzle and interact with the splash wall 5D. (This is extremely important). The splash wall is set at a certain angle between 30 to 40 degrees so that when the solution hits it it can be tamed, then drizzle down to the main shell 1B freely.
  • [0043]
    Now referring to FIG. 13: the base 6A provides enough space to house all of the machines mechanisms: The gearing system, as best seen in FIG. 11; the plumbing system, as best seen in FIG. 6; the pump 9A; the batteries 7F, the motor 7I, and all of the electrical wiring, as best seen in FIG. 14. The base is designed to prevent tilting and (or) falling (Turning over). The solution meter 6B is a clear plastic screen which allows you a clear view inside the solution tank 8G, to see how much solution is inside. If the solution is low then the base also has the refill hole 6C. The base has the power knob hole 6D, which is where the three speed power knob 11A will go, as best shown on FIGS. 14 and 15. The battery encasing 6E is located at the back of the base. After everything is properly assembled inside the base a flat piece of plastic, bottom 6I, in the shape of the base, is attached to the bottom of the base, via screw holes one 6F, to close off mechanism from ground or any other surfaces that the machine will be placed on. 6H are impressions for the encasing 3C to fit into as the recycler r1 is placed on the base and is attached, via screw holes two 6C.
  • [0044]
    Now referring to FIG. 14; here is a diagram of the electrical system which begins with the power source two battery 7F the power flows from their to the circuit board 7G then from there the wires are separated one will be connected directly to the three speed power knob 11A, while the other wire will be connected to the circuit breaker 7J, which acts like a mercury switch that automatically breaks the circuit if the machine is tilted too far, between 70 to 50 degrees, except this switch does not contain any mercury. It uses a copper ballbearing CB, for two reasons. 1) Its cheaper 2) Its kid proof. The way that this apparatus works is that its walls are slanted at a certain degree; therefore when the machine tilts the copper ballbearing rolls out of place and breaks the circuit. When the machine is turned back up right, the copper ballbearing rolls back into place and completes the circuit, then the power surges on to the three speed power knob, then to the three speed motor 7I.
  • [0045]
    Now referring to FIG. 15; here we see the machine being assembled. We also see a completely assembled recycler R1 as shown being assembled in FIG. 5. The screen 2F, hasn't yet been mentioned, it is attached to the recycler, via screw holes two 6G. It is needed to protect children's wondering hands from curiously sticking them inside the spinning fan. Also to control the intake of air that is sucked inside the housing; therefore, lessens the air out take that comes out into the bubbles.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/15, 706/25
International ClassificationA63H33/28
Cooperative ClassificationA63H33/28
European ClassificationA63H33/28