Patent Number: 6,254,013

Title: Spray head for use with low pressure fluid sources

Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus with a wobble turbine that delivers fluid in a substantially uniform spray distribution. The movement of the wobble turbine is a wobbling motion, preferably combined with some rotational motion. The wobbling motion is generated by disposing a wobble inducing member or wobble turbine in the path of the fluid supply. The water flowing over the wobble turbine causes the turbine to wobble. The wobbling turbine has outlet channels disposed therein that distribute the water. The spray pattern produced by the apparatus changes more or less rapidly so that fluid droplets or streams are directed along arcuate paths rather than at a single point. This type of spray distribution pattern is gentler than many stationary patterns and the unique design of the wobble inducing member does not include complex mechanical parts or significant flow restrictions.

Inventors: Clearman; Joseph H. (Port Gamble, WA), Clearman; Jack F. (Blakely, GA)

Assignee: Moen Incorporated

International Classification: B05B 1/30 (20060101); B05B 3/04 (20060101); B05B 3/02 (20060101); B05B 15/00 (20060101); B05B 15/06 (20060101); B05B 3/00 (20060101); B05B 003/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018