US 9,810,193 B2
Convertible water pump
Michael Ingle, Vallejo, CA (US)
Filed by Michael Ingle, Vallejo, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 17, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/742,619.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/013,352, filed on Jun. 17, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0361947 A1, Dec. 17, 2015
Int. Cl. F03B 7/00 (2006.01); F03B 11/02 (2006.01); F03B 13/00 (2006.01); F03B 13/18 (2006.01)
CPC F03B 7/00 (2013.01) [F03B 11/02 (2013.01); F03B 13/00 (2013.01); F03B 13/188 (2013.01); F05B 2260/02 (2013.01); Y02E 10/223 (2013.01); Y02E 10/226 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A pump device comprising:
a Wirtz pump including a scoop, flexible tubing wound in a circular configuration;
said wound tubing in said circular configuration, said wound tubing having an inlet end communicating through an axial passage with an outlet;
said wound tubing having a first planar surface and second planar surface;
a paddle wheel operatively engaged to said wound tubing adjacent said first planar surface;
said paddle wheel having a base and a plurality of paddles each of said paddles having a proximal end and a distal end;
each of said paddles in a pivoting engagement with said base, at a respective proximal end thereof;
said paddles pivotable from a collapsed position with said distal ends thereof adjacent said base, to a projecting position with said distal ends distanced from said base by a length of said paddles running between said proximal end and said distal end; and
a stand having a vertical member for supporting said wound tubing and said paddle engaged therewith, in an elevated position above a support surface.