US 9,809,968 B1
Leaching chamber having sidewall with tenced louvers
Paul R Holbrook, Old Saybrook, CT (US); Roy E Moore, Jr., Killingworth, CT (US); and Bryan A Coppes, Old Saybrook, CT (US)
Assigned to INFILTRATOR WATER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Old Saybrook, CT (US)
Filed by Paul R Holbrook, Old Saybrook, CT (US); Roy E Moore, Jr., Killingworth, CT (US); and Bryan A Coppes, Old Saybrook, CT (US)
Filed on Aug. 28, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/839,460.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/043,362, filed on Aug. 28, 2014.
Int. Cl. E03F 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC E03F 1/003 (2013.01) 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An arch shape cross section corrugated plastic chamber having opposing side base flanges running lengthwise along the chamber, the flanges lying in a horizontal plane, and opposing sidewalls, each sidewall running upwardly from a base flange to a top of the chamber; the chamber having a lengthwise center plane which is perpendicular to said horizontal plane; wherein each chamber sidewall comprises:
a plurality of alternating peak corrugations and valley corrugations running transverse to the length of the chamber, each peak corrugation having an arch-curving sides where the peak mates with adjacent valleys and a plurality of vertically spaced apart openings, wherein the vertical boundaries of each opening are defined by spaced apart louvers, each louver running lengthwise within the peak corrugation of the sidewall, each louver comprising
(a) a canopy running outwardly relative to said center plane and with no slope or a downward slope relative to said horizontal plane, the canopy having a top surface and an under surface, and an inner end and an outer end;
(b) a cap, integral with the outer end of the canopy, running outwardly relative to said center plane and sloping downwardly relative to said horizontal plane, wherein the slope of the cap is greater than the slope of the canopy, the cap having a top surface and an under surface, and an inner end and an outer end; and,
(c) a fence integral with the inner end of each canopy the fence running upwardly from said inner end of the canopy to an upper fence edge;
wherein said top surface and said under surface of the canopy are nominally congruent with each other and said top surface and said under surface of the cap are nominally congruent with each other.