Faucet wand

  • US 7,854,401 B2
  • Filed: 12/14/2006
  • Issued: 12/21/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/14/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A faucet wand, comprising:

  • a waterway through which water can flow, the waterway including;

    a body having a first cavity and a second cavity provided therein, the first cavity and the second cavity extend along a longitudinal direction of the body, an inlet passage upstream of the first cavity, and a head region downstream of the first and second cavities and located at one longitudinal end of the body, wherein the first cavity is upstream of the second cavity and the body is unitarily formed from a single piece of material; and

    a solid plate operable to be attached to the body, in a fluid tight manner, the attachment of the plate to the body encloses at least one of the first cavity and the second cavity and forms a conduit in the waterway;

    a spray face downstream of the first and second cavities, the spray face operable to be connected to the head region of the body, wherein the spray face extends along a different plane than a central longitudinal plane of the head region when the spray face is connected to the head region;

    a shell with a portion of the body with the first and second cavities, the plate, and a portion of the spray face within the shell;

    wherein, when the plate is attached to the body, in a fluid tight manner, water can flow through the conduit along a path that is generally parallel to a plane of the plate; and

    a valve disposed between the first cavity and the second cavity, wherein the valve controls the fluid communication between the first cavity and the second cavity.

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