US3810580A - Adjustable shower head assembly with diverter valve - Google Patents

Adjustable shower head assembly with diverter valve Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3810580A
US3810580A US30199172A US3810580A US 3810580 A US3810580 A US 3810580A US 30199172 A US30199172 A US 30199172A US 3810580 A US3810580 A US 3810580A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
tooth members
bonnet
plurality
nozzle
shower head
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
J Rauh
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Modern Faucet Manufacturing Co
Original Assignee
Modern Faucet Manufacturing Co
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Modern Faucet Manufacturing Co filed Critical Modern Faucet Manufacturing Co
Priority to US30199172 priority Critical patent/US3810580A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US3810580A publication Critical patent/US3810580A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
    • B05B1/00Nozzles, spray heads or other outlets, with or without auxiliary devices such as valves, heating means
    • B05B1/30Nozzles, spray heads or other outlets, with or without auxiliary devices such as valves, heating means designed to control volume of flow, e.g. with adjustable passages
    • B05B1/3013Nozzles, spray heads or other outlets, with or without auxiliary devices such as valves, heating means designed to control volume of flow, e.g. with adjustable passages the controlling element being a lift valve
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING LIQUIDS OR OTHER FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
    • B05B1/00Nozzles, spray heads or other outlets, with or without auxiliary devices such as valves, heating means
    • B05B1/30Nozzles, spray heads or other outlets, with or without auxiliary devices such as valves, heating means designed to control volume of flow, e.g. with adjustable passages
    • B05B1/3033Nozzles, spray heads or other outlets, with or without auxiliary devices such as valves, heating means designed to control volume of flow, e.g. with adjustable passages the control being effected by relative coaxial longitudinal movement of the controlling element and the spray head
    • B05B1/3086Nozzles, spray heads or other outlets, with or without auxiliary devices such as valves, heating means designed to control volume of flow, e.g. with adjustable passages the control being effected by relative coaxial longitudinal movement of the controlling element and the spray head the controlling element being a grooved body, which is movable in the outlet orifice

Abstract

A shower head assembly having an upper and lower portion, wherein the upper portion has a diverter valve mechanism slidably mounted therein, and the lower portion of the assembly is in threaded contact with the upper portion and moveable with respect thereto, thereby altering the exit apertures of the shower head assembly and adjusting water flow therefrom.

Description

United States Patent [191 Rauh 1111 3,810,580 [451 May 14, 1974 ADJUSTABLE SHOWER HEAD ASSEMBLY WITH DIVERTER VALVE [75] Inventor: Jack Rauh, Hacienda Heights, Calif.

[73] Assignee: Modern Faucet Manufacturing Company, Los Angeles, Calif.

22 Filed: Oct. 30, 1972 21 Appl. No.2 301,991

Related US. Application Data [62] Division of Ser. No. 153,578, June 16, 1974, Pat. No.

52 us. on. 239/460 51 int. Cl B05b 1/32 58 Field of Search 239/460 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,118,943 5/1938 Price et a1 239/460 1,996,545 4/1935 Knowlton 239/460 2,269,901 l/l942 Bletcher et a1. 239/460 2,948,477 8/1960 Fraser 239/460 3,189,284 6/1965 Downey... 239/460 3,344,994 10/1967 Fife 1 239/460 3,617,002 11/1971 Symmons 239/460 Primary Examiner-Lloyd L. King Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Lyon & Lyon [57] ABSTRACT A shower head assembly having an upper and lower portion, wherein the upper portion has a diverter valve mechanism slidably mounted therein, and the lower portion of the assembly is in threaded contact with the upper portion and moveable with respect thereto, thereby altering the exit apertures of the shower head assembly and adjusting water flow therefrom.

4 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures PATENTED um 4 m4 l ADJUSTABLE, SHOWER HEAD ASSEMBLY WITH DIVERTER VALVE This application is a division of the parent application Ser. No. 153,578, on Adjustable Shower Head Assembly With Diverter Valve, filed on June 16, 1971, now Pat. No. 3,722,799.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION There are several varieties of adjustable shower heads currently being manufactured, some of which are equipped with diverter mechanisms providing the shower head with an additional outlet for use with a spray hose or the like. However, the great majority of such shower heads provide inadequate shower adjustment and incorporate rotary control mechanisms for the diverter valves. Such mechanisms are expensive to manufacture and lack durability.

It is therefore the principal object of this invention to provide an improved adjustable shower head with a durable diverter mechanism.

It is another object of this invention to provide an adjustable shower head with a diverter mechanism which is economical to manufacture.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a shower head with superior shower control adjustment.

It is another object of this invention to provide a shower head with a control adjustment which is of simple construction and easy to manufacture.

These and other objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the ac companying drawings.

IN THE DRAWINGS Briefly, the shower head assembly contains an upper portion and a lower portion, with the lower portion being moveable with respect to the upper portion thereby allowing the exit apertures to be altered and the flow of water from the shower head assembly to be adjusted. A diverter valve mechanism is slidably mounted in the upper portion of the shower head assembly. Upon linear movement'of the diverter valve mechanism, the flow of water from the shower head can be diverted and directed through an alternate out let in the assembly for use with a spray hose or the like.

FIG. 1 is a partially sectioned elevation of the shower head assembly.

FIG. 2 is a partial sectional view of a portion of the shower head assembly taken along line 2-2 in FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a partially sectioned elevation of a portion of the shower head assembly showing the nozzle in the lowered position.

FIG. 4 is a sectional plan view taken along line 44 in FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is a cut-away isometric elevation of a portion of the adjustable nozzle.

Referring now in detail to the drawings, the shower head assembly l0 has a ball nut 12 for securing the shower head assembly to a water source (not shown). The ball nut 12 has a funnel-shaped passageway 14 extending therethrough, forming a narrow outlet opening 16 and a wide inlet opening 18. Opening 18 is provided with threads 20 for securing ball nut 12 to the water source. The shower head assembly also has a ball retainer 22 which fits about the rounded portion of ball nut 12 and holds the ball nut in the shower head assembly l0. Adjacent the underside of ball retainer 22 is the housing 24 of the assembly 10. The shower head housing 24 contains two vertical walls 26 and 27, (wall 27 being shown in FIG. 2), and two horizontal walls 28 and 29. Vertical wall 26 is cylindrical in shape and extends upwardly from horizontal wall 28 forming a chamber 30 in which ball nut 12 is free to pivot. The ball nut is held within chamber 30 by retainer 22. The uppermost portion of vertical wall 26, adjacent retainer 22, is disposed radially outward from the remainder of the wall providing a recessed area 32 which holds a swivel gasket 34 creating a water-tight seal between the rounded portion of ball nut 12 and retainer 22. An

outer shell 36 is placed over the housing 24 and retainer 22 to hold the retainer securely against the housing and to provide an attractive appearance for the exterior of the upper portion of the shower head assembly.

Horizontal wall 28 has an aperture 38 therein which is positioned within the vertical cylindrical wall 26 thereby providing an outlet for chamber 30. The shower head housing 24 has a curved vertical wall 27 shown in FIG. 2. The curved wall 27 cooperates with curved recesses 40 in horizontal walls 28 and 29 as shown in FIG. 2, to form a partial cylindrical walled area adapted to support a slidable diverter valve, generally designated 42.

The diverter valve mechanism shown in FIG. 2 consists of a cylindrical male plug 44 with a fastening bolt 46 extending therefrom and a cylindrical female plug 48 which is adapted to receive bolt 46 thereby fastening the female plug to the male plug, the combination being free to move linearly within the housing of walls 28, 29 and 27 of the housing 24. Male plug 44 has a section 50 which is of a somewhat reduced diameter creating an area 52 in which is positioned an o ring 54 to prevent any possible water leakage between the valve 42 and wall 28. A second o-ring 55 is provided in the female plug as additional protection against leakage. Male plug 44 has a second reduced diameter section 56, a third portion 58 whose diameter is slightly larger than section 56 and a fourth section 60 of a diameter equal to section 56. A pair of collar button seals 62 and 63 are positioned about the exterior of reduced diameter sections 56 and 60 with sides 64 and 65 of seals 62 and 63 angled away from section 58, as shown in FIG. 1. Seal 62 then abuts the male plug, section 56 and section 58 with a portion of said seal paralleling horizontal walls 28 and 29. Collar button seal 63 abuts female plug 48, section 60 and section 58, with a portion thereof paralleling horizontal walls 28 and 29. Horizontal wall 28 has stops and 72 adjacent aperture 38. Horizontal wall 29 has a raised portion 74 forming stops 76 and 78 at the ends therefrom. Stops 70 and 72 and raised portion 74 which in construction are continuous about walls 27, 28 and 29, form a valve seat 75. Diverter valve 42, is now limited in its linear movement to the points between which valve seat 75 abuts seals 62 and 63, or from a point where collar button seal 62 abuts stops 70 and 76 to a second point where collar button seal, seal 63 abuts stops 72 and 78.

About reduced diameter section 58 is a second chamber 80, shown in FIG. 1. Adjacent diverter valve mechanism 42 and forming the outer wall of chamber 80 is positioned a water shield 82, as shown in FIG. 2. Shield 82 has an aperture 84 therein which communicates chamber 80 with a third chamber 86. Chamber 86 is open at its outer end and is adapted to receive a coupling 88 for a spray hose (not shown). Aperture 38 in horizontal wall 28 communicates chamber 80 with chamber 32. Horizontal wall 29 also has an aperture 90 therein communicating chamber 86 with the lower shower head portion, generally designated 92. When the male plug 44 of diverter valve 42 is depressed linearly inwardly of the shower head assembly 10, the angled face 64 of collar button seal 62 abuts stops 70 and 76, and seals off aperture 90 from chamber 86, causing the water entering the shower head assembly through ball nut 12 to flow into chamber 32 through aperture 38, into chamber 80, through aperture 84 into chamber 86 and out of the spray hose fastened to coupling 88. When the diverter valve is moved linearly in the opposite direction to the point where collar button 63 abuts stops 72 and 78, aperture 84 is sealed off by the diverter valve mechanism, aperture 90 is opened and the water entering chamber 80 flows through aperture 90 into the lower shower head portion 92, with no water entering'chamber 86, thereby shutting off the flow of water into the spray hose.

It should be further noted, that while the diverter valve mechanism 42 is in a given position, a water pressure differential is created upon the opposite angled faces of the collar button seals 62 and 63, thereby tending to maintain the diverter valve in said given position. This is caused by stops 70 and 76 or 72 and 78 blocking off approximately half of the surface area of the angled faces 64 or 65 from the flowing water, thus reducing the water pressure against that face compared to the opposite angled face on the opposite collar button, where the entire area of the angled face is in contact with the flowing water. The water pressure is then greater against the face whose entire area is so exposed. This increased pressure then tends to hold the diverter valve mechanism in either position in which it is set.

The lower portion of the shower head assembly, generally designated 92, is comprised of bonnet 94 positioned adjacent the underside of horizontal wall 29. The bonnet 94 is cylindrical in shape and is provided with threads 96 on inwardly facing sides. inwardly adjacent bonnet 94 and in threaded contact therewith is a nozzle adapter 98. The nozzle adapter surrounds an inner lower chamber- 100 which communicates with chamber 80 through aperture 90. A nozzle 101 is se- I cured to the nozzle adapter 98 by a fastening screw 102 and a bottom cover plate 104. Nozzle 101 has teeth members 106 positioned about its circumference, as shown in FIG. 5, the sides of said teeth members being angled slightly outwardly from top to bottom. A control plate 108 also surrounds nozzle 101 and the bonnet 94. The control 108 also contains teeth members 110, which are engaged with teeth members 106 of nozzle 101, as shown in FIG. 5. With the teeth members so engaged, the nozzles movement, independent of the control plate, is restricted to linear movement in the vertical direction. Upon turning the control plate, the engaged teeth cause the nozzle and nozzle adapter, which is secured thereto, to correspondingly turn. The control plate 108, nozzle 101 and nozzle adapter 98 are then turning with respect to bonnet 94 which is stationary and in threaded contact with the nozzle adapter.

This threaded contact causes the control plate, nozzle and nozzle adapter to move vertically with respect to the bonnet and upper portion of the shower head assembly upon such turning. Then as the control plate is turned, the control plate, nozzle and nozzle adapter are raised or lowered depending on the direction of rotation A stop screw [12 is provided which extends through the control plate and into a groove 114 cut in the bonnet, as shown in FIG. 4. As the control plate is then turned with respect to the bonnet, the screw moves in the groove until abutting stop member 116. The placement of the stop limits the amount of rotation' of the control plate and correspondingly the degree to which the control plate, nozzle and nozzle adapter can be lowered, thereby, preventing over turning and possi ble disengagement of the control plate, nozzle and nozzle adapter from the bonnet and remainder of the shower head assembly.

As the nozzle moves downward, its teeth members 106, move linearly downward between teeth members of the control plate 108. Due to the sloping of the extended sides of teeth 106, the size of the exit apertures 118, formed by the space between the two sets of teeth, expands as the nozzle is lowered with respect to the control plate and the bonnet. This changing of the area of the exit apertures 118, which corresponds to the turning of control plate 108, causes the nature of the water flow exiting the shower head assembly to correspondingly change. This exiting shower water changes from a fine spray, occuring when the nozzle is in a raised position to a coarse slower flow. When the nozzle is at its lowered position, the exit apertures 118 are at their openmost position. While operating the shower head assembly in this latter position, an actual flush is created whereby the shower head assembly actually cleanses itself of any foreign particles trapped in the assembly. To facilitate the turning of control plate 108, a knurled nozzle ring 120 is provided adjacent the control plate.

Various changes and modifications may be made in carrying out the present invention without departing from the scope and spirit thereof. Insofar as these changes and modifications are'within the purview of the appended claims, they are to be considered as part of the invention.

I claim:

1. A shower head comprising:

a. a housing;

b. a bonnet carried by said housing;

c. an outer control band;

d. a nozzle assembly in threaded contact with said bonnet;

e. a first plurality of tooth members carried by said nozzle assembly, the extended sides of said tooth members being angled downwardly and outwardly from the upper most portion of each of said tooth members;

f. a second plurality of tooth members carried by said control band and adapted to mesh with said first plurality of tooth members thereby forming exit apertures between said first and second tooth members;

g. means for varying the space relation between said first plurality of tooth members and said second plurality of tooth members thereby varying said exit apertures.

2. A shower head comprising:

a. a housing;

b. a bonnet carried by said housing;

c. an outer control band disposed about said bonnet and rotatable with respect to said bonnet and said housing;

d. a nozzle assembly in threaded contact with said bonnet;

e. a first plurality of tooth members carried by said nozzle assembly, the extended sides of said tooth members being angled downwardly and outwardly from the upper most portion of each of said tooth members;

f. a second plurality of tooth members carried by said control band and adapted to mesh with said first plurality of tooth members thereby forming exit apertures between said first and said second tooth members and rotating said first tooth members upon rotational movement being imparted to said control band whereby said first tooth members move vertically upwardly or downwardly with respect to said bonnet and said second plurality of tooth members carried by said control band thereby varying said exit apertures.

3. A shower head assembly comprising:

a. a housing;

b. a bonnet carried by said housing and rigidly affixed thereto;

c. an outer control band disposed about said bonnet and rotatable with respect to said bonnet and said housing;

d. a nozzle adapter in threaded contact with said bonnet;

e. a nozzle;

f. a first plurality of tooth members carried by said nozzle, the extended sides of said tooth members being angled downwardly and outwardly from the upper most portion of each of said tooth members;

g. means for securing said nozzle to said nozzle adapter such that rotation of said nozzle causes rotation of said nozzle adapter;

h. a second plurality of tooth members carried by said control band and adapted to mesh with said first plurality of tooth members thereby forming exit apertures between said first and second tooth members and rotating said first tooth members upon rotational movement being imparted to said control band whereby said first tooth members move vertically upwardly or downwardly with respect to said bonnet and said second plurality of tooth members carried by said control band thereby varying said exit apertures.

4. The combination of claim 3 wherein means are provided for restricting the degree of rotation of said control band.

Claims (4)

1. A shower head comprising: a. a housing; b. a bonnet carried by said housing; c. an outer control band; d. a nozzle assembly in threaded contact with said bonnet; e. a first plurality of tooth members carried by said nozzle assembly, the extended sides of said tooth members being angled downwardly and outwardly from the upper most portion of each of said tooth members; f. a second plurality of tooth members carried by said control band and adapted to mesh with said first plurality of tooth members thereby forming exit apertures between said first and second tooth members; g. means for varying the space relation between said first plurality of tooth members and said second plurality of tooth members thereby varying said exit apertures.
2. A shower head comprising: a. a housing; b. a bonnet carried by said housing; c. an outer control band disposed about said bonnet and rotatable with respect to said bonnet and said housing; d. a nozzle assembly in threaded contact with said bonnet; e. a first plurality of tooth members carried by said nozzle assembly, the extended sides of said tooth members being angled downwardly and outwardly from the upper most portion of each of said tooth members; f. a second plurality of tooth members carried by said control band and adapted to mesh with said first plurality of tooth members thereby forming exit apertures between said first and said second tooth members and rotating said first tooth members upon rotational movement being imparted to said control band whereby said first tooth members move vertically upwardly or downwardly with respect to said bonnet and said second plurality of tooth members carried by said control band thereby varying said exit apertures.
3. A shower head assembly comprising: a. a housing; b. a bonnet carried by said housing and rigidly affixed thereto; c. an outer control band disposed about said bonnet and rotatable with respect to said bonnet and said housing; d. a nozzle adapter in threaded contact with said bonnet; e. a nozzle; f. a first plurality of tooth members carried by said nozzle, the extended sides of said tooth members being angled downwardly and outwardly from the upper most portion of each of said tooth members; g. means for securing said nozzle to said nozzle adapter such that rotation of said nozzle causes rotation of said nozzle adapter; h. a second plurality of tooth members carried by said control band and adapted to mesh with said first plurality of tooth members thereby forming exit apertures between said first and second tooth members and rotating said first tooth members upon rotational movement being imparted to said control bAnd whereby said first tooth members move vertically upwardly or downwardly with respect to said bonnet and said second plurality of tooth members carried by said control band thereby varying said exit apertures.
4. The combination of claim 3 wherein means are provided for restricting the degree of rotation of said control band.
US30199172 1972-10-30 1972-10-30 Adjustable shower head assembly with diverter valve Expired - Lifetime US3810580A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US30199172 US3810580A (en) 1972-10-30 1972-10-30 Adjustable shower head assembly with diverter valve

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US30199172 US3810580A (en) 1972-10-30 1972-10-30 Adjustable shower head assembly with diverter valve

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3810580A true US3810580A (en) 1974-05-14

Family

ID=23165791

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US30199172 Expired - Lifetime US3810580A (en) 1972-10-30 1972-10-30 Adjustable shower head assembly with diverter valve

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US3810580A (en)

Cited By (32)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
WO1980002120A1 (en) * 1979-03-29 1980-10-16 E Mancini Hand shower
US6641057B2 (en) 2000-12-12 2003-11-04 Water Pik, Inc. Shower head assembly
USD485887S1 (en) 2002-12-10 2004-01-27 Water Pik, Inc. Pan head style shower head
US20060138253A1 (en) * 2004-12-17 2006-06-29 Alsons Corporation Shower head with integral diverter valve
USD616061S1 (en) 2008-09-29 2010-05-18 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead assembly
US7740186B2 (en) 2004-09-01 2010-06-22 Water Pik, Inc. Drenching shower head
US7770822B2 (en) 2006-12-28 2010-08-10 Water Pik, Inc. Hand shower with an extendable handle
US7789326B2 (en) 2006-12-29 2010-09-07 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead with mode control and method of selecting a handheld showerhead mode
USD624156S1 (en) 2008-04-30 2010-09-21 Water Pik, Inc. Pivot ball attachment
USD625776S1 (en) 2009-10-05 2010-10-19 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead
US8020787B2 (en) 2006-11-29 2011-09-20 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead system
US8020788B2 (en) 2002-12-10 2011-09-20 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead with enhanced pause mode
US8028935B2 (en) 2007-05-04 2011-10-04 Water Pik, Inc. Low flow showerhead and method of making same
USD673649S1 (en) 2012-01-27 2013-01-01 Water Pik, Inc. Ring-shaped wall mount showerhead
US8348181B2 (en) 2008-09-15 2013-01-08 Water Pik, Inc. Shower assembly with radial mode changer
USD674050S1 (en) 2012-01-27 2013-01-08 Water Pik, Inc. Ring-shaped handheld showerhead
US8366024B2 (en) 2006-12-28 2013-02-05 Water Pik, Inc. Low speed pulsating showerhead
US8616470B2 (en) 2010-08-25 2013-12-31 Water Pik, Inc. Mode control valve in showerhead connector
US8733675B2 (en) 2006-04-20 2014-05-27 Water Pik, Inc. Converging spray showerhead
US8794543B2 (en) 2006-12-28 2014-08-05 Water Pik, Inc. Low-speed pulsating showerhead
USD744064S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-11-24 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead
USD744065S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-11-24 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead
USD744066S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-11-24 Water Pik, Inc. Wall mount showerhead
USD744611S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-12-01 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead
USD744614S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-12-01 Water Pik, Inc. Wall mount showerhead
USD744612S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-12-01 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead
USD745111S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-12-08 Water Pik, Inc. Wall mount showerhead
US9404243B2 (en) 2013-06-13 2016-08-02 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead with turbine driven shutter
USD803981S1 (en) 2016-02-01 2017-11-28 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld spray nozzle
US10226777B2 (en) 2012-06-22 2019-03-12 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead bracket
USD843549S1 (en) 2017-07-19 2019-03-19 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld spray nozzle
US10265710B2 (en) 2016-04-15 2019-04-23 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead with dual oscillating massage

Citations (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1996545A (en) * 1933-06-22 1935-04-02 Fred H Knowlton Spray head
US2118943A (en) * 1936-11-14 1938-05-31 Price Emil Shower head
US2269901A (en) * 1937-10-01 1942-01-13 Ralph E Bletcher Shower head
US2948477A (en) * 1958-02-20 1960-08-09 Speakman Co Automatic shower head
US3189284A (en) * 1963-04-11 1965-06-15 Sterling Faucet Company Shower head
US3344994A (en) * 1966-04-08 1967-10-03 Crane Co Shower head having removable spray former to permit cleaning
US3617002A (en) * 1970-06-19 1971-11-02 Symmons Engineering Co Shower head

Patent Citations (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1996545A (en) * 1933-06-22 1935-04-02 Fred H Knowlton Spray head
US2118943A (en) * 1936-11-14 1938-05-31 Price Emil Shower head
US2269901A (en) * 1937-10-01 1942-01-13 Ralph E Bletcher Shower head
US2948477A (en) * 1958-02-20 1960-08-09 Speakman Co Automatic shower head
US3189284A (en) * 1963-04-11 1965-06-15 Sterling Faucet Company Shower head
US3344994A (en) * 1966-04-08 1967-10-03 Crane Co Shower head having removable spray former to permit cleaning
US3617002A (en) * 1970-06-19 1971-11-02 Symmons Engineering Co Shower head

Cited By (50)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
WO1980002120A1 (en) * 1979-03-29 1980-10-16 E Mancini Hand shower
US6641057B2 (en) 2000-12-12 2003-11-04 Water Pik, Inc. Shower head assembly
USD485887S1 (en) 2002-12-10 2004-01-27 Water Pik, Inc. Pan head style shower head
US8020788B2 (en) 2002-12-10 2011-09-20 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead with enhanced pause mode
US8905332B2 (en) 2002-12-10 2014-12-09 Water Pik, Inc. Dual turbine showerhead
US9795975B2 (en) 2002-12-10 2017-10-24 Water Pik, Inc. Dual turbine showerhead
US7740186B2 (en) 2004-09-01 2010-06-22 Water Pik, Inc. Drenching shower head
US8292200B2 (en) 2004-09-01 2012-10-23 Water Pik, Inc. Drenching showerhead
US8066204B2 (en) * 2004-12-17 2011-11-29 Alsons Corporation Shower head with integral diverter valve
US20060138253A1 (en) * 2004-12-17 2006-06-29 Alsons Corporation Shower head with integral diverter valve
US8733675B2 (en) 2006-04-20 2014-05-27 Water Pik, Inc. Converging spray showerhead
US8109450B2 (en) 2006-11-29 2012-02-07 Water Pik, Inc. Connection structure for handheld showerhead
US8132745B2 (en) 2006-11-29 2012-03-13 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead with tube connectors
US8020787B2 (en) 2006-11-29 2011-09-20 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead system
US7770822B2 (en) 2006-12-28 2010-08-10 Water Pik, Inc. Hand shower with an extendable handle
US8794543B2 (en) 2006-12-28 2014-08-05 Water Pik, Inc. Low-speed pulsating showerhead
US8366024B2 (en) 2006-12-28 2013-02-05 Water Pik, Inc. Low speed pulsating showerhead
US8967497B2 (en) 2006-12-29 2015-03-03 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead with mode selector in handle
US8146838B2 (en) 2006-12-29 2012-04-03 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead with mode control in handle
US7789326B2 (en) 2006-12-29 2010-09-07 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead with mode control and method of selecting a handheld showerhead mode
US9636694B2 (en) 2006-12-29 2017-05-02 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead with movable control valve
US8584972B2 (en) 2006-12-29 2013-11-19 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead with fluid passageways
US9623424B2 (en) 2006-12-29 2017-04-18 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead with mode selector in handle
US9623425B2 (en) 2006-12-29 2017-04-18 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead with rotatable control valve
US8028935B2 (en) 2007-05-04 2011-10-04 Water Pik, Inc. Low flow showerhead and method of making same
US9127794B2 (en) 2007-05-04 2015-09-08 Water Pik, Inc. Pivot attachment for showerheads
US8371618B2 (en) 2007-05-04 2013-02-12 Water Pik, Inc. Hidden pivot attachment for showers and method of making same
USD624156S1 (en) 2008-04-30 2010-09-21 Water Pik, Inc. Pivot ball attachment
US8757517B2 (en) 2008-09-15 2014-06-24 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead with flow directing plates and radial mode changer
US8348181B2 (en) 2008-09-15 2013-01-08 Water Pik, Inc. Shower assembly with radial mode changer
USD616061S1 (en) 2008-09-29 2010-05-18 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead assembly
USD641831S1 (en) 2009-10-05 2011-07-19 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead
USD625776S1 (en) 2009-10-05 2010-10-19 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead
US8616470B2 (en) 2010-08-25 2013-12-31 Water Pik, Inc. Mode control valve in showerhead connector
USD678463S1 (en) 2012-01-27 2013-03-19 Water Pik, Inc. Ring-shaped wall mount showerhead
USD678467S1 (en) 2012-01-27 2013-03-19 Water Pik, Inc. Ring-shaped handheld showerhead
USD674050S1 (en) 2012-01-27 2013-01-08 Water Pik, Inc. Ring-shaped handheld showerhead
USD673649S1 (en) 2012-01-27 2013-01-01 Water Pik, Inc. Ring-shaped wall mount showerhead
US10226777B2 (en) 2012-06-22 2019-03-12 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead bracket
US9404243B2 (en) 2013-06-13 2016-08-02 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead with turbine driven shutter
USD744614S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-12-01 Water Pik, Inc. Wall mount showerhead
USD744612S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-12-01 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead
USD745111S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-12-08 Water Pik, Inc. Wall mount showerhead
USD744066S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-11-24 Water Pik, Inc. Wall mount showerhead
USD744065S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-11-24 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead
USD744064S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-11-24 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead
USD744611S1 (en) 2014-06-13 2015-12-01 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld showerhead
USD803981S1 (en) 2016-02-01 2017-11-28 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld spray nozzle
US10265710B2 (en) 2016-04-15 2019-04-23 Water Pik, Inc. Showerhead with dual oscillating massage
USD843549S1 (en) 2017-07-19 2019-03-19 Water Pik, Inc. Handheld spray nozzle

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3533436A (en) Single-control mixing faucet and valve for use therein
US3422849A (en) Mixing valve
US3580513A (en) Shower head
US2989249A (en) Aerating device for faucets and the like
US3297046A (en) Mixing and diverter valve
US5806771A (en) Kitchen faucet side spray
US6003541A (en) Unitary float and arm for float operated valve
US4893645A (en) Control valve with improved dual mode operation and flow adjustment
US4272022A (en) Showerhead with replaceable housing
US3433264A (en) Noise reduction structure for mixing valve
EP0761312B1 (en) Plastic spray nozzle with improved distribution
EP0248079B1 (en) Faucet valve with anti-siphon back flow preventer
US5240184A (en) Spreader nozzle for irrigation sprinklers
US5551637A (en) Multi-spray shower head comprising a mist spray and locking device
US4562960A (en) Pressure responsive aerator
US4095610A (en) Pressure equalizing shower valve
CA1296597C (en) Tub transfer-diverter valve with built-in vacuum breaker and back-flow preventer
US3327992A (en) Control valves
US5560548A (en) Diverter valve for shower spray systems
US3426797A (en) Multiple orifice valve
US5165121A (en) Fabricated faucet spout
US3768735A (en) Combination spray and aerator device
US5213267A (en) Adjustable hand shower
US4043359A (en) Water faucet
US5441075A (en) Shower control valve assembly