US 9,809,988 B2
Angled pool jet fitting
James Mulhern, Nanticoke, PA (US); Stephen Antonishak, Nanticoke, PA (US); and Sean Walsh, Westhampton, NY (US)
Assigned to Eco-Blu Pool Components LLC, Forty Fort, PA (US)
Filed by James Mulhern, Nanticoke, PA (US); Stephen Antonishak, Nanticoke, PA (US); and Sean Walsh, Westhampton, NY (US)
Filed on Oct. 7, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/508,117.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/888,231, filed on Oct. 8, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0176296 A1, Jun. 25, 2015
Int. Cl. A61H 33/04 (2006.01); E04H 4/12 (2006.01); E04H 4/16 (2006.01)
CPC E04H 4/12 (2013.01) [E04H 4/169 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A pool jet fitting comprising:
an insert housing defining an insert body and a housing channel that extends through the insert body along a first direction;
a base disposed within the housing channel, the base including an outer sidewall that defines an internal chamber, and an inner sidewall that extends into the internal chamber, the base defining a base opening that is configured to receive a fluid flow along the first direction; and
a valve disposed within the internal chamber and further being movably disposed between the inner and outer sidewalls, the valve including a valve body, a valve channel that extends into the valve body along the first direction and is configured to receive the fluid flow, and a valve opening that extends through the valve body and into the valve channel along a second direction that is angularly offset with respect to the first direction so as to redirect the fluid flow from the first direction to the second direction, the valve being movable along the first direction between a first position whereby the valve opening has a first area through which the water flow moves and a second position whereby the valve opening has a second area through which the water flow moves that is greater than the first area.