Portable misting device with drinking spout and fan assist

  • US 7,243,860 B2
  • Filed: 10/27/2004
  • Issued: 07/17/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A portable misting device, comprising:

  • a body having an internal and fluid holding reservoir;

    a fill port for refilling said fluid holding reservoir;

    at least one discharge port spaced apart from said fill port and in fluidic communication with said reservoir;

    a fluid conveying conduit extending from said discharge port and terminating in an orifice, said orifice being actuated to issue a mist spray, said orifice further comprising a hand-held pump subassembly for issuing fluid in at least one of said mist spray and a steady fluid flow;

    said pump subassembly further comprising;

    an inlet plenum;

    a piston pump secured to a first outlet associated with said plenum, said orifice defining an outlet location of said piston pump; and

    a pump actuator mechanism secured to said sub-assembly and, upon being depressed, engaging said piston pump to issue said mist spray;

    said pump subassembly further comprising a bite valve and which incorporates a slit deformable in a radially outward direction and upon being depressed radially inwardly; and

    an inlet check valve associated with said reservoir and preventing the introduction of air into said discharge port and fluid conveying conduit.

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