Bilge pump

  • US 5,833,437 A
  • Filed: 07/02/1996
  • Issued: 11/10/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/02/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A pump for pumping liquid comprising:

  • a pump housing having opposing first and second end regions, a longitudinal axis and a plurality of ribs extending inwardly and located near the first end region, and defining a chamber;

    an inlet in said pump housing at said first end region;

    an outlet in said pump housing at said second end region;

    a motor housing extending into said chamber defined by said pump housing;

    a motor located in said motor housing;

    an impeller assembly operatively coupled to said motor for pumping liquid which enters said chamber through said inlet; and

    said pump housing, said motor housing and said impeller assembly together forming a liquid passageway from said inlet to said outlet, said outlet being oriented relative to the liquid passageway so that the liquid being pumped passes through the outlet substantially tangentially relative to the longitudinal axis of the pump housing.

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