Automatic pool cleaner power conduit including stiff sections

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7786381
APP PUB NO 20070062733A1
SERIAL NO

11601269

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Abstract

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An improved power conduit for use with automatic pool cleaners particularly configured to avoid the formation of persistent coils and/or knots. Embodiments in accordance with the invention are characterized by the use of at least one axially stiff elongate member together with axially flexible and axially swivelable means for coupling said stiff member between a stationary power source fitting and a cleaner. The axially flexible and axially swivelable means can be implemented in a variety of ways, e.g., a flexible elongate hose member and a swivel coupling.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HENKIN-LABY, LLCVENTURA, CA15

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Henkin, Melvyn L Ventura, US 48 1099
Laby, Jordan M Ventura, US 46 1071

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
5082028 Pool cleaner suction pipe 28 1989
* 5333639 Illuminated siphon 16 1993
 
SPOONER EST. (1)
* 4839063 Cleaning of a body of liquid 37 1986
 
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD. (1)
6422610 Deformable fluid supply line 7 2000
 
HENKIN-LABY, LLC (5)
* 6090219 Positive pressure automatic swimming poor cleaning system 31 1997
6398878 Automatic pool cleaner including motion sensor and repositioning means 27 2000
6645375 Flexible power conduit for automatic pool cleaners 8 2002
7145074 Automatic pool cleaner power conduit including stiff sections 11 2005
* 7543607 Automatic pool cleaner power conduit including stiff sections and resilient axially flexible couplers 8 2005
 
STEPHEN D. CARVER LTD. (1)
4881856 Chip snake 5 1987
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2010/0011,521 DEFLECTOR FOR A POOL CLEANER SWEEP TAIL HOSE 9 2009
* 8943632 Apparatus for cleaning swimming pools 0 2012
 
HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. (10)
8343339 Apparatus for facilitating maintenance of a pool cleaning device 8 2008
8784652 Swimming pool cleaner with a rigid debris canister 7 2010
8869337 Pool cleaning device with adjustable buoyant element 7 2010
8307485 Apparatus for facilitating maintenance of a pool cleaning device 13 2011
9593502 Swimming pool cleaner 0 2012
9677294 Pool cleaning device with wheel drive assemblies 0 2014
D789624 Pool cleaner 0 2014
D789003 Pool cleaner 0 2014
D787760 Pool cleaner 0 2014
D787761 Pool cleaner 0 2014
 
ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE (5)
* 8590088 Automatic swimming pool cleaners and associated hoses 1 2005
* 2009/0007,349 Automatic swimming pool cleaners and associated hoses 2 2005
8590089 Automatic swimming pool cleaners and associated hoses 0 2012
* 9487963 Apparatus for cleaning submerged surfaces with a semi-automatic return command 0 2012
* 2013/0104,321 Apparatus for cleaning submerged surfaces with a semi-automatic return command 0 2012
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