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Publication numberUS2416737 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 4, 1947
Filing dateMar 19, 1945
Priority dateMar 19, 1945
Publication numberUS 2416737 A, US 2416737A, US-A-2416737, US2416737 A, US2416737A
InventorsWilliam Budan Herman
Original AssigneeWilliam Budan Herman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Faucet spray nozzle
US 2416737 A
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March 4, 1947.

H. w. BUDAN FAUCET SPRAY NOZZLE Filed March 19,1945

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Patented Mar. 4, 1947 U N l TED STATE S PATENT OFFICE EAUCETI SPRAY NOZZLE: Herman William Budan, 'Iios Angeles, Calif. Application March 19, 1945., Serial-,Nm. 58.3321;

6. Claims. (Cl. 299-145) My invention relates faucet spray nozzles which are adapted to be applied to regularifauoet spigots found in association with kitchen sinks and wash basins and other analogoususes wherein a single faucet stream dischar e is converted into a spray as and when a spray s desired: in place of. an ordinary faucet stream. This invention relates to what; may be termed as an attachment to the common faucets: already in. use. and maybe applied as and when. desired and removed likewise, thus being a portable device which may be. attached. when a spray isneeded and removed when the regular faucet stream is desired.

I-Iowever,-the invention is provided with mech: anisms whereby the water from the faucet discharge may be directed to pass through the, spray screen only while the. single stream of the faucet is shut oh by a gate valve. This gate valve may be opened and then. there is means provided which allows the regular faucet stream to. pass while the, perforated screen is shutoff, and the entire attachment still remains. on the faucet.

What is above described is notbroadly new save only as to the, meritorious details of my invention as herein shown and described.

I prefer to; make my spray nozzle of molded plastics but the constructions shown' are adapted to'be made out of metal or such materials aswill perform the service of the mechanical" constructions herein shown.

It has been the practice more or less. in the past that nozzle attachments have been made of rubber and are secured to the nozzle by the elasticity of the rubber nozzle being pressed on to the faucet end and held thereon by frictional contact of the rubber. Thecharacter ofrubber is such that one size of aperture in the rubber into which the end of the faucet may be pressed, the elasticity of the rubber allows it to be adapt edto be applied to several sizes of the faucet ends simply by the elasticity of the rubbers adjusting itself to the faucet nozzle.

I prefer to use some cork inlay bushings for fitting the nozzles to the faucet ends. This bush, ing is provided with several inside diameters off;- set from each other, the larger one being on. the top to fit the larger diameter and the next narrower diameter farther into the. attachment will cause it to be shoved up farther on to the. faucet end, and so on to the end that those offset diameters will permit my invention to be applied to the faucet ends of, several sizes of faucets, the clasticity. of the cork bushing furnishing sufiicient friction to perform the service in. the absence of rubber. In. other words my cork bushing. is provided with. three, or more bores. thelarger one on; the outside, and Whenthe, nozzle is pushed on to the faucet end, it. is pushedup. to a tight. fit of the bore which nearest fits faucet end.

An objector. my irnrention is to provide the aforesaid: means of attaching. my spray nozzle to the ordinary and of the kitchenv faucet or the like.

Another object of the invention is to provide the. mechanisms in form which may be molded as relates to thoseparts which form, the sate valve, the outside shell of the whole; unit and the perforated scrcenwhich forms the spray.

Another; object of the-invention is. to form my constructions. whereby. the assembly of the parts is simplified and: that the elasticity ofthe perforated screen when; mounted in: place becomes; an elastictension that holds; the valve mechanisms in place. I

Another object. of the invention is' to make; a neat. ccrnpaet .spray nozzlezhaving, when desired.

no protruding ends or handle sticking outside of the outside diameter or lower face of the shell of the unit which might, be{ damaged by contact with dishes being handledinthe sinker: other extraneous objects which; might be handled in, and

around the location of. the nozzle.

Another object. of the invention is to formthe structures and shapes of my mechanisms; which may be manufactured. with the least expense;

Reference will be had drawing in which}.

Fig. 1 is a. perspective view of a; my spray nozzle, attached. 7

Fig, 2 is a perspective View of the-shell or outside body of. my nozzle. v

Fig. 3 is avertical; section: through. thenozzle to the accompanying faucetv with on line-3+3 of Fig. 4.

Fig 4 is a'bottom plan; of the-mechanisms when the botto perforated screen; has been removed and showsflthe position ofrthe valve mechanisms when the perforationsof the plate have, beenshut off from flowing and the qfaucetdischargeisopen for a full single nozzle stream.

rte. 5 is a. similar viewto. that of Fig. 4 butm' the position where a slide valve, shutsoif the-sin:-

gle stream of the; nozzle and directs. the flow through: the, perforatedscreen.

Fig. 6 is. a vertical section on, line,- kfiqofi Fig. 5.1. Fig. 7. is a. perspective view ofthe perforated plate which, is shown: as used. in Figs... 1 to dimc1usive. i 1

that. particular bottom of the cork bushing Fig. 8 is a perspectiveview of the valve mechanisms as shown in Figs. 1 to 6 inclusive.

Fig. 9 is a modified construction and arrangement of the valve mechanisms shown as a bottom plan;

Fig. 10 is another modified form of the valve mechanism. 7 V

'Figgll is a vertical section of the modified form on line I l-I l of Fig- 10.

Fig. 12is a horizontal section through the valve on line l2-|2 of Fig. 8.

V In the drawing 2 indicates the outside shell body of the nozzle in which there is mountedthe cork bushing 3,

diameter apertures 4, and 6,- the latter being the smallest diameter through the cork bushing 3 and this diameter corresponds to what is a northe cork bushing 3.

On the outside of the shell body 2 there is an interior extending flange ll which'extends to the diameter of the opening 6 of the cork bushing 3 which corresponds to the aperture It in the plate 9.

Above this interior fiange ll and under the strainer l2 of cloth, wire screen or other suitable material which may be replaced as desired, the urpose of which is to dam ofi any material which might clog the perforations of the plate 9.

A valve block lt is shown in perspective in Fig. 8 and in section in Figs. 3 and Sand 12 and in bottom plans in Figs. 4 and 5.

This valve block 13 is provided with atubular portion M of a depth that extends from the flange H down to a close contact with the perforated plate 9. This is shown in FigszS andxl as being located concentric with the aperture 5 in the cork bushing 3 and the aperture in the perforated plate '9." Thus when this valve block 7 i3 is in the positions as shown in Figs; 3 and 4 there is a clear passageway from the faucet and r the perforations in the plate 9 areshut ofi fr om currentsupply by the tubular'portion I4 of the block 13.

provided with the three offset 24 inthe vertical downward flange}; of the shell 2. In the manufacture of the modified form of Fig. 9 the extension rod 23- is a separate piece having an end 25 which is inserted in place in the valve 'block 19 after thelatter has been mounted in place above the perforated plate 9.

3 there is placed a This block I3 is provided with a valve portion i5 which fits snugly on the top of the perforated plate 9 and is a little less than one-half the depth of the tubular portion I l of the block l3. Thus when the blockl3 is in the positions as shown in the Figs. 6. and 6 the aperture l0 ofthe perforated plate 9 is closed off from the direct flow from the faucet and since the tubular portion I4 is at one side of the central opening through the cork bushing '3 the water flows down on to the top of a valve portion'l5 of the block l3 and is dispensed sidewise and spread over the perforations in the-perforated plate 9.

7 Valve block I3 is provided with aprojection l6.

7 Into this projection Hi there is fixed a crank handle-l1 which-is pivoted in a perforation or hole is in the perforated-plate 9. Thus the perforated plate 9 becomes a'bearing for the crank handle I! to move the whole block t3 around the hole [8 in the plate 9 and thus alternately move the tubular portion I4 and the valve portion l5 into position overthe central aperture lil'of the per- I forated plate 9. Thus by rocking the crank ha'n- When a perforated plate of the character indicated by 9 is used with the modified form as shown by Fig. 9, the aperture or hole it, as indicated in Fig. '7, is'absent.

'In-the modified form as shown by Fig. 10 there is provided a valve block 26 having a valve portion 2? and a projection portion 2 8 along with the tubular portion 29 corresponding to the tubular portion M as shown in Figs. 3, 4, 5 and 6.

In the projection 28 there is a vertical pivot pin 3% which extends up through the horizontal flange l of the shell 2. On the opposite side of the valve block'from the projection 23 there is a projection 3! on the valve block 26 and in this projection 38 there. is a vertical pin or stud 32. This stud or pin 32 extends upward through the horizontal flan e i of the shell 2 which at this location is provided with a curved slot 33 in the form of an arc. The projection 3! has a curved flange on each side of the vertical pin 32 which fits snugly up against the inside of the horizontal flange '5 of the shell 2. V

'-Thus when the tubular portion 2% and the valve portion 2'! of the block 26 are moved to give either afull stream or a spray the vertical pin 32 which sticks'ab-ove the flange 1 is moved through the arc of the slot 33.

r In this form of Fi -10 in which the block 26 is shown in bottom plan the valve portion 21 will contact snugly the perforated plate 9 which is not shown in Fig. '19, nor is this perforated plate 9 shown in Fig. 9." In these modified forms as shown in'Figs. 9 and 10, asbefore stated, the per curved slot 33in shifting to and from the sprayj 5 or the single flow of water.

The preferred form of the nozzle is indicated by Figs.3, 4, 5 and 6. However, the function of the valve blocks 53, i fl 'and 26 is substantially the same and. their fitting into the bottom or the nozzle insofar as opening and'closing the perfora tions in theperforated plate 9 is exactly the same.

WhatI claim'is: 1. In a nozzle of the class described, an enclosing shell, a cork bushing located inside thetop portion of said shellandprovided with several diameters of bores adapted to be adjustedand mounted'upon the discharge nozzle of a faucet by frictional contact, a horizontal fiangeinl the body of the shell at its lower portion extending to a larger diameter than "the'top portion of the '5, shell, an interior horizontal flange extending un' der the said cork bushing and provided withan aperture approximating the diameter of the smallest bore of the said' cork bushing, a strainer of suitable material mounted on the interior horizontal flange and underneath the cork bushing, an outside circular downward extending flange on said shell, a perforated plate mounted in the bottom of this downward flange thus forming an enclosed space between the aforementioned horizontal flan e and the said perforated plate, a central aperture in said perforated plate which aperture approximates the diameter of the smallest bore of the cork bushing, a valve block mounted in between the said horizontal flange and the said perforated plate, said valve block provided with a tubular portion of a depth extending between the said perforated plate and the underside of the said horizontal flange of the said shell and the said valve block having a valve portion on the body of the said block of substantially less thickness than the depth of the said tubular portion and of an outline adapted to contact and to cover the aperture in the said perforated plate as and when the said valve portion is placed in position over the said aperture; in combination with means for supporting and moving the said valve block in the said space between the said horizontal flange and the said perforated plate and in sliding movement to cover and uncover the aperture in the said perforated plate, the Said valve portion on said valve block contacting closely the inner surface of the said perforated plate.

2. In a nozzle of the class described, an enclosing shell, a cork bushing located inside the top portion of said shell and provided with several diameters of bores adapted to be adjusted and mounted upon the discharge nozzle of a faucet by frictional contact, a horizontal flange in the body of the shell at its lower portion extending to a larger diameter than the top portion of the shell, an interior horizontal flange extending under the said cork bushing and provided with an aperture approximating the diameter of the smallest bore of the said cork bushing, a strainer of suitable material mounted on the interior horizontal flange and underneath the cork bushing, an outside circular downward extending flange on said shell, a perforated plate mounted in the bottom of this downward flange thus forming an enclosed space between the aforementioned horizontal flange and the said perforated plate, a central aperture in said herforated plate which aperture approximates the diameter of the smallest bore of the cork bushing, a valve block mounted in between the said horizontal flange and the said perforated plate, said valve block provided with, a tubular portion of a depth extending between the said perforated plate and the underside of the said horizontal flange of the said shell and the said valve block having a valve portion on the body of the said block of substantially less thickness than the depth of the said tubular portion and of an outline adapted to contact and to cover the aperture in the said perforated plate as and when the said valve portion is placed in position over the said aperture; in combination with means for supporting and moving the said valve block in the said space between the said horizontal flange and the said perforated plate and in sliding movement to cover and uncover the central aperture in the said perforated plate, the said valve portion on said valve block contacting closely the inner surface of the said perforated plate, said supporting and moving meansof the said valve block being composed of a pivot pin handleflxed in a projection of the said valve block and extending outward through and pivoted on a hole in the said perforated plate.

3. In a nozzle of the class described, an enclosing shell, a cork bushing located inside the top portion of said shell and, provided with seve eral diameters of bores adapted to be adjusted and mounted upon the discharge nozzle of a faucet by frictional contact, a horizontal flange in the body of the shell at its lower portion extending to a larger diameter than the top portion of the shell, an interior horizontal flange extending under the said cork bushing and provided with an aperture approximating the diameter of the smallest bore strainer of suitable material mounted on the interior horizontal flange and underneath the cork bushingan outside circular downward extending flange on said shell, a perforated plate mounted in the bottom of this downward flange thus forming an enclosed space between the aforementioned horizontal flange and the said perforated plate, a central aperture in said perforated plate which aperture approximates the diameter of the smallest bore of the cork bushing, a valve block mounted in between the said horizontal flange and the said perforated plate, said valve block provided with a tubular portion of a depth extending between the said perforated plate and the underside of the said horizontal flange of the said shell and the said valve block having a valve portion on the body of the said block of substantially less thickness than the depth of the said tubular portion and of an outline adapted to contact and to cover the central aperture in the said perforated plate as and when the said valve portion is placed in position over the said aperture; in combination with means for supportin and moving the said valve block in the said space between the said horizontal flange and the said perforated plate and in sliding movement tocover and uncover the aperture in the said perforated plate, the said valve portion on said valve block contacting closely the inner surface of the said perforated plate, the said means of moving and supporting the said valve block being composed of extension rods on each side of said block which slide and pass, through perforations in the said downward flange of the said shell.

4. In a nozzle of the class described, an enclosing shell, a cork bushing located inside the top portion of said shell and provided with several diameters of bores adapted to be adjusted and mounted upon the discharge nozzle of a faucet by frictional contact, a horizontal flange in the body of the shell at its lower portion extending to a larger diameter than the top portion of the shell, an interior horizontal flange extending under the said cork bushing and provided with an aperture approximating the diameter of the smallest bore of the said cork bushing, a strainer of suitable material mounted on the interior horizontal flange and underneath the cork bushing, an outside circular downward extending flange on said shell, a perforated plate mounted in the bottom of this downward flange thus forming an enclosed space between the aforementioned horizontal flan e and the said perforated plate, a central aperture in said perforated plate which aperture approximates the diameter of the smallest bore of the cork bushing, a valve block mounted in between the said horizontal flange of the said cork bushing, a p

a and the said provided with a tubular tending between perforated plate, said valve block portion of a depth exthe said perforated plate and the underside of the said'horizontal flange of the said shell and the said valve block having a 1 valve portion on the body of the said block of 1 substantially less thickness than 1 said tubular portion and of an outline adapted the depth of the to contact and to cover the aperture in the said perforated plate as and when the said valve portion is placed in position over f in combination with means for supporting and moving the said valve block in the said space between the said horizontal flange and the said the said aperture;

perforated plate and in sliding movement to cover and uncover the aperture in the said perforated plate, the said valve portion on said valve block contacting closely said perforated plate, said supporting and moving means for the said block being composed of a pivot pin on the top side of a projection on said block and mounted in a vertical position in the said horizontal flange of the said shell, said valve block having a projection on the side opposite the said pivot pin, a vertical pin extending upwardly from said projection and through a curved slot in said horizontal flange to provide a finger contact for moving the said valve block through an arc to cover and uncover the central aperture of the said perforated plate.

5. In a nozzle of the class described a tubular shell having a tubular opening adapted to be mounted on a regular faucet by frictional contact, a horizontal flange of larger diameter than the interior of said shell, a circular downwardly projecting flange on said horizontal flange, a

perforated plate mounted across the bottom of the said downwardly projecting circular flange thereby forming an enclosed space between the said plate and the said horizontal flange, a valve block mounted between the said plate and the said horizontal flange, said valve block having a tubular portion extending from the underside of the said horizontal flange down to and in conthe inner surface of the fax with means extending outwardly from the said 7 8 a tact with the inside of the 'said perforated plate, said valve block having a valve portion connected aside from and to the said tubular portion and of substantially. less thickness than the depth of the said tubular portion and mounted to slide over the inside of the said perforated plate and of an outside area slightly larger than a central aperture in the'said perforated plate, a central aperture in said perforated plate slightly smaller than the coverage area of the said valve portion of the said valve block; in combination with means for moving the said valve block to and from position whereby the said tubular portion and the said valve portion may alternately uncover and cover the said central aperture of the said perforated plate.

6. In a nozzle of the class described, a tubular shaped shell having a diameter at the base larger than at the top, an elastic bushing in the top portion and an open space in the lower end of the larger diameter of said shell, a perforated plate fixed in the lower end of the said open space and permanently fixed therein thereby forming a circular disk shaped chamber, a movable valve sliding on the top of the said perforated plate, said valve having a tubular portion extending between the said perforated plate and the flange which forms the top of the said chamber, the depth of said valve being substantially less than the depth of the tubular'portion and contacting only the inside of said perforated plate; in combination chamber for moving the said valve and its tubue V lar portion over the surface of the said perforated plate.

HERMAN WILLIAM BUDAN REFERENCES omen The following references are fileof this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification239/447
International ClassificationB05B15/06, B05B1/18, B05B1/14, B05B15/00, B05B1/16
Cooperative ClassificationB05B15/06, B05B1/18, B05B1/1636
European ClassificationB05B1/16B3, B05B15/06