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Publication numberUSD654989 S1
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 29/373,446
Publication dateFeb 28, 2012
Filing dateApr 8, 2011
Priority dateApr 6, 2011
Also published asCA2830963A1, EP2694759A1, EP2694759B1, US9249590, US20120255579, USD654988, WO2012138412A1
Publication number29373446, 373446, US D654989 S1, US D654989S1, US-S1-D654989, USD654989 S1, USD654989S1
InventorsTommy Bloink, Gerhardus J. Stoltz
Original AssigneeZodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fluid flow deflector
US D654989 S1
Detailed are fluid flow deflectors principally for use with sweep tail hoses of automatic swimming pool cleaners. The deflectors do not function principally on gravitational forces and need not necessarily employ flexible components or attachments for purposes of effecting deflection. Instead, the deflectors may be rigid and continually position a fixed obstacle in a central portion of a fluid stream. Perforations in a rigid wall, moreover, draw fluid into the deflectors, creating a greater volume of exiting stream when an associated pool cleaner is underwater.
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  1. The ornamental design for a fluid flow deflector, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a fluid flow deflector, showing our new design.

FIG. 2 is a side elevation view of the fluid flow deflector of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is another side view of the fluid flow deflector of FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is an end view of the fluid flow deflector of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 5 is another end view of the fluid flow deflector of FIG. 1.

In the drawings, any broken lines form no part of the claimed design.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US9249590Apr 6, 2011Feb 2, 2016Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.Fluid flow deflector assemblies principally for connection to sweep tail hoses of automatic swimming pool cleaners
U.S. ClassificationD23/259
Cooperative ClassificationE04H4/1654, E04H4/1681
European ClassificationE04H4/16D, E04H4/16C