US Patent No. 9,859,697

WATERTIGHT ELECTRICAL COMPARTMENT FOR USE IN IRRIGATION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE


Patent No. 9,859,697
Issue Date January 02, 2018
Title Watertight Electrical Compartment For Use In Irrigation Devices And Methods Of Use
Inventorship Michael F. Paul, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee Hunter Industries, Inc., San Marcos, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,859,697

1. A watertight electrical compartment of an irrigation device, comprising:
an electrical compartment body comprising a chamber with an open end, and an outer wall surface having external threads and
a sealing section, the sealing section located closer to the open end of the chamber than the external threads;

at least one sealing ring having a diameter configured for mounting on the sealing section;
a cap having an open end, a closed end, and an internal diameter configured to have a sliding fit with the sealing section
and an interference fit with the sealing ring when the sealing ring is mounted on the sealing section; and

a cap retainer having internal threads configured to threadedly mate with the external threads of the compartment body, the
cap retainer further having first and second ends, the cap retainer configured to receive at least a portion of the cap through
the first end.