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US20120122598A1
US20120122598A1 US13322260 US201013322260A US2012122598A1 US 20120122598 A1 US20120122598 A1 US 20120122598A1 US 13322260 US13322260 US 13322260 US 201013322260 A US201013322260 A US 201013322260A US 2012122598 A1 US2012122598 A1 US 2012122598A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
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A sliding bowl of which a water jet system is positioned on various parts of the bowl shaped waterslide, especially around the exit part of the bowl slide through a helical sliding route either in the same and/or in the opposite directions. The water jets defined above enable the riders to the exit by canalizing the way.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED U.S. APPLICATIONS
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  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The invention relates to water slides used in all public entertainment parks such as aqua park facilities.
  • The invention is a sliding bowl of which a water jet system is positioned on various parts of the bowl shaped waterslide through directions and these water jets defined above enable the riders to the exit by canalizing the way.
  • 2. Description of Related Art Including Information Disclosed Under 37 CFR 1.97 and 37 CFR 1.98
  • Water slides located in public entertainment parks such as aqua park facilities are the most common flume. The said flume can be in the form of channel or tube, flat or curving structure. Water slides in flume form have been built in structures having bowl near to end points of the water slides. The rider enters the bowl from a point at the end of the flume generally and jumps into a dry or water pool from a point in the bowl. In some embodiments, passing is provided from an exit point on the bowl into another tube integrated thereto. In fact the rider slides in a certain amount of water flowing in the slide at a certain speed. The rider slide on a raft, matt or a boat or can slide without any of these.
  • Some developments on the said sliding bowl embodiments have been seen in the literature.
  • One of them is the patent publication numbered US2002077187. The abstract part of the said invention reads as “A waterslide bowl element has a bottom wall configured to form a throat around a rider exit opening in the bottom of the bowl. The bowl holds an annular ring of water around the throat that slows down and conducts the rider to the exit opening and a flume in which the waterslide ride continues.”. However, as it can be seen from the figures of the invention, the exit of the bowl opening to the exit can't provide an easy sliding passage for the rider. In addition, the water accumulation in the bowl remains inadequate for direction of the rider.
  • Another invention is the patent numbered GB1217712. The abstract part of the invention discloses a bowl having a concave surface of parabolic cross-section. Entrance is made from a point on the circumferential edge of the said 5 bowl. Exit from the bowl is made through an exit hole in middle part and a sliding path continuing after the hole.
  • Another example is the patent numbered GB 2224948. The invention discloses a waterslide bowl which a rider enters through a flume and exits by dropping through a hole in the bottom into a pool. However, since the rider drops out of the bowl into a pool of water, or onto another soft landing structure, the ride is ended at that point.
  • As it can be seen from the existing embodiments and the embodiments of the related art, structures and systems providing healthy direction of the riders to the exit part on the sliding bowl and easy sliding for the riders have not been seen. In the existing embodiments, the rider usually tries to find the exit by his/her own effort rather than help of the flowing direction of the water.
  • As a result, the said disadvantages mentioned above have made necessary to make a development in the related art.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to a sliding bowl of a structure having water jet meeting the needs mentioned above, eliminating all disadvantages and providing some additional advantages.
  • From the existing status of the related art, the purpose of the invention is to disclose a sliding bowl containing a plane bottom surface and exit part providing healthy direction of the rider to the exit part on the sliding bowl and easy sliding of the riders, and a water jet system on the said sliding bowl.
  • The purpose of the invention is to provide easy sliding and direction of the rider to the exit hole by help of water jets located on certain parts on the sliding bowl. For a healthy direction, the water jet circle located around the exit part provides direction of the rider to the exit hole.
  • Another purpose of the invention is to provide direction of the rider completing the tour to the exit hole by help of adjustment of water jet directions and location of them in the direction opposite to the rotation direction of the water jets in the last part of the sliding orbit for completion of rotating tour.
  • Another purpose of the invention is to provide the most convenient installation for the rider according to the structure of the sliding bowl by means of rotation of the water jets located in the sliding bowl around its axis and fixing in the desired direction. In other words, the standing direction of the water jets is determined during initial installation.
  • A further purpose of the invention is to allow adjustment of water flowing speed by help of providing on the pipes feeding water jets the valves controlling water jets.
  • Another purpose of the invention is to provide easy continuation of turning of the riders not having completed the tour that is not arriving the exit yet, around the hole without need for effort of the riders by help of the surface where the hole in the exit part of the sliding bowl is flattened.
  • Another purpose of the invention is to prevent damage to the rider during sliding by help of outer convex form of all circumferential surface of exit hole mouth part of the sliding bowl in the upward raising form.
  • Similarly, the purpose of the invention is to prevent damage to the rider during sliding during turning tour by help of concave form embodiment of all passage areas.
  • In order to achieve the purposes mentioned above, the invention is a sliding bowl containing an entrance sliding from the outer circumferential surface, an exit sliding on inner mid part and integration of both and a bowl providing spiral sliding motion for the rider and it is characterized in that the said bowl consists of water jet circle composed of water jets containing installation pipe supplying water to the system and adjustment valve determining water flow rate in order to provide healthy direction of the rider to exit hole and easy sliding of the rider in adjacent part near to the exit part.
  • In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the said water jet circle contains at least one water jet in the direction same as the spiral direction taken with the angle of the entrance sliding on the bowl.
  • In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the said water jet circle contains water jet of a reverse direction opposite to spiral direction of at least one of the water jets and directing to exit hole.
  • In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the said water jet and reverse direction water jet are located opposite to each other in a manner facing exit hole on the exit part of the water jet in order to provide easy direction of the rider to the exit hole.
  • In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the said bowl consists of an entrance plane structured parallel to ground in the mouth part of the exit hole in order to provide continuation of easy turning around the exit hole without need for effort by the rider not completing the tour yet, that is, not reaching the exit part yet.
  • The structural and characteristics features of the invention and all advantages will be understood better in detailed descriptions with the figures given below and with reference to the figures, and therefore, the assessment should be made taking into account the said figures and detailed explanations.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • In order to make the embodiment and additional members being subject of the present invention as well as the advantages clearer for better understanding, it should be assessed with reference to the fallowing described figures.
  • FIG. 1 shows a two-dimensional top view of sliding bowl containing water jet system in an illustrative embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 2 shows a top perspective view of sliding bowl in an illustrative embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 3 shows a two-dimensional side view of sliding bowl in an illustrative embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 4 shows a side cross-sectional view of sliding bowl in an illustrative embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 5 shows a side cross-sectional view of exit part of the sliding bowl in an illustrative embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 6 shows a side cross-sectional view of water jet on the bowl together with the sliding bowl in an illustrative embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 7 shows top view of a water jet located in the water jet system located on the bowl in an illustrative embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 7 a shows top view of water jet located in the water jet system located on the bowl together with other accessories in an illustrative embodiment of the invention.
  • FIG. 7 b shows a stand alone top view of water jet located in the water jet system located on the bowl in an illustrative embodiment of the invention.
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  • 1. Sliding bowl
  • 11. Entrance slide
  • 12. Exit slide
  • 13. Bowl
  • 13-1. Bottom surface
  • 13-2. Entrance plane
  • 14. Exit part
  • 14-1. Exit hole
  • 15. Water jet circle
  • 15-1. Water jet (Waterspray nozzle)
  • 15-2. Reverse directed water jet
  • 15-3. Adjustment valve
  • 15-4. Installation pipe
  • 2. Carrier feet
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • In this detailed description, the preferred embodiments of the sliding bowl (1) containing water jet system being subject of the invention have been described in a manner not forming any restrictive effect and only for purpose of better understanding of the matter.
  • FIG. 1 shows two-dimensional top view of the sliding bowl (1) containing water jet system while FIG. 2 shows a top perspective view of the sliding bowl (1). As it can be seen from the figures, entrance sliding (11) is structured in a raise form on the outer circumferential surface of the circular formed bowl (13). The embodiment of the said bowl (13) is in concave form having rounded lines. Exit part (14) is located in the middle part of the bowl (13). The exit part (14) is rounded in concave form on side edges. The bottom surface (13.1) of the bowl (13) is in the form of decreasing slope towards central point. In addition, exit part (14) is in the raise status in a cylindrical form structured in middle part of the bowl (13).
  • As it can also be seen from FIG. 2, exit hole (14.1) is formed on the side surface of the exit part (14) of the bowl (13). As stated, although the bottom surface (13-1) of the bowl (13) is in the form of decreasing slope towards central point, entrance plane (13.2) in entrance mouth of the exit hole (14.1) is flat. The only flat part on the said bowl (13) bottom surface (13.1) is this part.
  • The said exit hole (14.1) is directly connected through a continuing exit sliding (12) and opens to the said exit sliding (12). This embodiment can be seen in FIG. 4. As it can be seen from FIG. 4, entrance opening of the exit sliding (12) becomes exit hole (14.1) of the bowl (13) and exit sliding (12) is structured in a manner it starts from the space just under the exit part (14) of the bowl (13).
  • FIG. 3 shows a side view of sliding bowl (1). As it can be seen from this figure, the bowl (13) is structured on the carrier feet (2).
  • FIG. 5 shows a side cross-sectional view of exit part (14) of the sliding bowl (1). While inner surface of the bowl (13) is in concave form and the exit part (14) is in concave form in compatible with it, the bottom surface (13.1) of the bowl (13) where passage to exit hole (14.1) is provided is at a certain height and parallel to ground in plane form in order to provide easy exit of the rider from this part.
  • FIG. 6 shows a side cross-sectional view of water jet (15.1) on the bowl (13) together with the sliding bowl (1) in an illustrative embodiment of the invention. As it can be seen from the figure, the water to the water jet (15.1) is supplied through an installation pipe (15.4) just under the bowl (13). The flow rate of the water can be adjusted by an adjustment valve (15.3) located on the said installation pipe (15.4). As it can be seen from FIG. 1, the said water jets (15.1) are more than one around the exit part (14) of the bowl (13) and the located around the exit part (14) to form water jet circle (15). Installation pipe (15.4) supplying water is located under each water jet (15.1) and an adjustment valve (15.3) adjusting the water flow rate is located.
  • FIG. 7 shows top view of water jet (15.1) located in the water jet system located on the bowl (13).
  • FIG. 7 a shows side view of water jet (15.1) of circular form located in the water jet system on the bowl (13).
  • FIG. 7 b shows top view of water jet (15.1) located in the water jet system. The said water jet (15.1) can rotate around its axis at 360 degrees and is also of a structure allowing fixing at desired angle.
  • In the light of the figures, the detailed description of the invention is as follows. Stairs (not shown in the figure) are used to go to start point of the sliding starting from a certain height. In this respect, a stair is used to reach the entrance sliding (11) of the sliding bowl (1). Or in different embodiments, the sliding bowl (1) being subject of the invention can be part of continuing sliding system.
  • The riders sit on equipment such as preferably inflatable boat called boat or raft in the sliding bowl (1) and start sliding on the water.
  • Water jet circle (15) is provided in order to provide easy sliding on the sliding bowl (1). As it can be seen in FIG. 1, starting from entrance of the rider from entrance sliding (11) to bowl (13), the rider follows a spiral orbit. When getting closer to exit part (14) of the bowl (13), he/she completes his/her tour in this part by help of water jet circle (15). That is, water flow rate of each water jet (15.1) has been adjusted to a certain rate. In addition, the direction of each water jet (15.1) directing the rider has also been determined in advance. Therefore, entering the bowl (13) and starting spiral motion the rider slides in the direction same as the spiral going direction around the exit part (14). However, after completing last tour, the rider is directed to the exit hole (14.1) by two reverse directed water jets (15.2) on the water jet circle 20 (15). This directing is provided by the water jets (15.1) on right and left sides of the exit hole (14.1) and reverse directed water jets (15.2) standing opposite the water jets (15.1), together.
  • While inner surface of the bowl (13) is in concave form and the exit part (14) is in concave form in compatible with it, the bottom surface (13.1) of the bowl (13) where passage to exit hole (14.1) is provided is in plane form (13.2) in order to provide easy exit of the rider from this part. In addition, the said entrance plane (13.2) allows the rider to pass easily around the exit part (14).
  • In an alternative embodiment of the invention, entrance to sliding bowl (1) may not be from an entrance sliding (11). For entrance, providing an entrance opening on the upper side parts on the bowl (13) is adequate. Exit on the bowl (13) is provided by passing the exit sliding (12) when entered from exit hole (14.1).
  • In preferred embodiments of the invention, the exit sliding (12) opens onto a pool. The riders pass therefrom and fall into the pool.
  • In an alternative embodiment of the invention, the sliding bowl (1) can be of a continuing structure by adding further slides to the exit sliding (12).

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  1. 1. A sliding bowl containing an entrance sliding from the outer circumferential surface, an exit sliding on inner middle part and integration of both and a bowl providing spiral sliding motion for the rider and it is characterized in that the said bowl comprises a water jet circle composed of water jets in order to provide healthy direction of the rider to exit hole and easy sliding of the rider, structured completely near exit part of the said bowl.
  2. 2. A sliding bowl according to claim 1 and it is characterized in that the said water jet circle comprises installation pipe supplying water to each of the said water jet.
  3. 3. A sliding bowl according to claim 1 and it is characterized in that the said water jet circle comprises an adjustment valve where flow rate of the water to each of the said water jet is set.
  4. 4. A sliding bowl according to claim 1 and it is characterized in that the said water jet circle comprises at least one water jet in the direction same as the spiral direction taken with the angle of the entrance sliding on the bowl.
  5. 5. A sliding bowl according to claim 1 and it is characterized in that the said water jet circle comprises a reverse directed water jet in the direction opposite to spiral direction of at least one of the water jets and directing the rider towards the exit hole.
  6. 6. A sliding bowl according to claim 1 and it is characterized in that the said water jet and reverse directed water jet are located opposite to each other in a manner facing exit hole on the exit part of the bowl in order to provide easy direction of the rider to the exit hole.
  7. 7. A sliding bowl according to claim 1 and it is characterized in that the said bowl comprises an entrance plane structured parallel to ground in the mouth part of the exit hole in order to provide continuation of easy turning around the exit hole without need for effort by the rider not completing the tour yet, that is, not reaching the exit part yet.
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