US Patent No. 9,914,143

DUAL TRAJECTORY NOZZLE FOR ROTOR-TYPE SPRINKLER


Patent No. 9,914,143
Issue Date March 13, 2018
Title Dual Trajectory Nozzle For Rotor-type Sprinkler
Inventorship Michael L. Clark, San Marcos, CA (US)
Zachary B. Simmons, Escondido, CA (US)
Assignee Hunter Industries, Inc., San Marcos, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,914,143

1. A nozzle turret assembly for an irrigation sprinkler, the nozzle turret assembly comprising:
a nozzle housing;
a nozzle carrier configured to releasably mate with the nozzle housing, the nozzle carrier comprising:
an outer face facing away from the nozzle housing when the nozzle carrier is mated with the nozzle housing;
an inner face positioned at least partially within the nozzle housing when the nozzle carrier is mated with the nozzle housing;
a primary nozzle port extending through the outer face and the inner face of the nozzle carrier and having a primary port
axis; and

a first secondary nozzle port extending through the outer face and the inner face of the nozzle carrier; and
a primary nozzle configured to releasably mate with the primary nozzle port of the nozzle carrier, the primary nozzle comprising
an inlet portion defining an inlet axis and a tapered outlet portion connected to the inlet portion and defining an outlet
axis, the tapered outlet outputting water in a trajectory parallel to the outlet axis, the inlet axis being parallel to the
primary port axis and the outlet axis being non-parallel to the primary port axis.