Hayward Industries, Inc.
|Hayward Industries, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140092606||Low-profile niche for underwater pool/spa lights - A niche for a pool or spa light includes a back wall having an aperture for a power cable, a side wall, a plurality of mounting ribs, and a groove formed in at least one of the plurality of mounting ribs for receiving a locking mechanism of a pool or a spa light for locking the pool or spa light in position with respect to the niche. In another embodiment, a niche for a pool or spa light includes a body and a rotatable hub with a plurality of mounting ribs for attaching a pool or spa light to the hub. The body includes a back wall having a power cable aperture and a threaded aperture for receiving a screw, and a side wall. The hub includes a back wall having an aperture for receiving the screw and a plurality of mounting ribs, the hub being rotatable about the screw. A groove is formed in at least one of the plurality of mounting ribs for receiving a locking mechanism of a pool or a spa light for locking the pool or spa light in position with respect to the niche.||04-03-2014|
|20140090865||Electrical junction box with built-in isolation transformer - An electrical junction box with a built-in isolation transformer is provided. The junction box comprises an interior base portion having at least one opening, a transformer secured to the interior base portion and in electrical communication with low-voltage and high-voltage terminals, a cover configured to attach to a junction box base plate and housing the interior base portion and the transformer, and a gasket providing a watertight seal between the cover and the junction box base plate.||04-03-2014|
|20140060663||Valve Switchbox - A switchbox for monitoring the position of a manual quarter-turn valve has a housing mountable to the valve to be monitored/controlled. A handle-driven shaft extends through the housing, with one end of the shaft couplable to the valve stem such that movement of the shaft moves the valve stem. One or more shaft position sensor switches interact with a cam on the shaft to signal shaft position and/or provide control signals. A plate coupled to the shaft articulates within a recess on the surface of the switchbox to limit motion of the valve to an operable range, such as between full ON and full OFF. The switchbox has a pair of lock tabs with lock apertures. A lock aperture in the plate is alignable with the lock tab apertures to receive a pin or padlock for locking the valve in a selected position. A potentiometer can be utilized in place of a switch as a shaft position sensor. The switchbox may be used with an original or new handle and may feature detents to allow a range of valve settings.||03-06-2014|
|20130182442||Underwater Light Having a Sealed Polymer Housing and Method of Manufacture Therefor - An underwater light having a sealed polymer housing includes a rear housing component formed at least in part from a thermally conductive and electrically insulative material, an electronic assembly having at least one light-emitting element mounted thereto, the electronic assembly in thermal communication with the rear housing component, and a lens mounted to the rear housing component and forming a watertight seal therebetween, the lens and the rear housing component enclosing the electronic assembly. At least a portion of the rear housing component conducts heat away from the electronic assembly to cool the electronic assembly.||07-18-2013|
|20130112602||Apparatus for Facilitating Maintenance of a Pool Cleaning Device - Advantageous apparatus are provided for facilitating maintenance of an automated pool cleaning device. The device includes a filter assembly, e.g., a bucket-type filter assembly, that is removable from the base of the pool cleaner through a closable top opening of the pool cleaning device, such as a hinged lid. The filter assembly can include a body, a frame, and a filter element.||05-09-2013|
|20130020246||Filter Vessel Assembly and Related Methods of Use - Improved filter vessel assemblies for filtering fluids in fluid systems (e.g., industrial and/or commercial systems) are provided. More particularly, the present disclosure provides for advantageous filter vessel assemblies that include a releasable locking assembly for a removable filter member (e.g., a filter bag). The present disclosure provides for improved systems/designs for easily securing and/or unsecuring removable filter members to or from a locking assembly of a filter vessel assembly. Improved, convenient, low-cost and/or effective systems and methods for easily securing and/or unsecuring removable filter members to or from a filter vessel assembly by utilizing advantageous locking assemblies associated with a supporting assembly or basket assembly of the filter vessel assembly are provided.||01-24-2013|
|20130000677||Pool Cleaning Device With Adjustable Buoyant Element - A pool cleaner has a plurality of components, some having a density greater than water, giving the cleaner an overall negative buoyancy. The cleaner has a buoyant element which is adjustable in position relative to the center of gravity of the cleaner. Adjusting the position of the buoyant element changes the probable motion path of the cleaner on the pool floor and walls, allowing the cleaner to execute a variety of motion paths to clean various parts of the pool. The adjustable element may be slidably positioned by a handle extending through a slot in the housing or be slidable on a slide band attached to the housing, which may be pivotable, translatable and rotatable, providing an additional range of position alternatives. A detent or other holding mechanism holds a selected position. The adjustable element permits the cleaner to be adapted to clean various pool shapes and surfaces.||01-03-2013|
|20110302728||Apparatus for Facilitating Maintenance of a Pool Cleaning Device - Advantageous apparatus, are provided for facilitating maintenance of a automated pool cleaning device. More particularly, an improved automated pool cleaning device is provided, according to the present disclosure. The device, generally, includes a facially accessible quick-release roller assembly, a bucket-type filter assembly, and a windowed top access lid assembly. The improved roller assembly and filter assembly are easily accessible for maintenance purposes. Furthermore, the windowed lid assembly provides visual feedback as to when the filter assembly needs to be cleaned.||12-15-2011|
|20110267834||Underwater Light Having A Sealed Polymer Housing and Method of Manufacture Therefor - An underwater light having a sealed polymer housing and a method of manufacture are provided. The light includes a rear housing component formed at least in part from a thermally conductive and electrically insulative material, an electronic assembly having at least one light-emitting element mounted thereto, the electronic assembly in thermal communication with the rear housing component, and a lens mounted to the rear housing component and forming a watertight seal therebetween, the lens and the rear housing component enclosing the electronic assembly. At least a portion of the rear housing component conducts heat away from the electronic assembly to cool the electronic assembly. Heat-radiating structures are provided on the rear housing component for dissipating heat conducted by the rear housing component. The electronic assembly could be mounted to the rear component by a thermally conductive adhesive. A latch could be provided on the rear housing component or a bezel of the light, and is operable to selectively install or remove the light from an installation location. One or more optical components, such as light culminators, an internal collimator lens, and/or light pipes could be provided for enhanced illumination. An optically-transparent potting compound could be used to encapsulate the at least one light-emitting element and/or the electronic assembly. A cable attachment assembly could also be provided for creating a watertight seal between the rear housing component and the cable, and terminal posts could be included for attaching conductors of the cable to the electronic assembly.||11-03-2011|
|20100157599||Method and Apparatus for Forming a Thermal Interface for an Electronic Assembly - A method and apparatus are provided for forming a thermal interface for an electronic product. A thermally conductive polymer having an adhesive layer formed thereon is provided, a surface of an electronic assembly is pressed against the adhesive layer, and the adhesive layer is allowed to cure so that the thermally conductive polymer and the electronic assembly are in thermal communication with each other. The electronic assembly could be pressed against the thermally conductive polymer using a press and die assembly having a pad for supporting the polymer and a controller for controlling operation of the press. The thermally conductive polymer is bonded to the electronic assembly so that no air pockets or voids are formed therebetween.||06-24-2010|
|20080223561||Heat Exchangers and Headers Therefor - In a first aspect of the present invention, a header for a heat exchanger is disclosed that has an inflow side, an outflow side, a bypass port therebetween, and a pressure-sensitive flapper valve proximal the bypass port. As pressure increases at the inflow side of the header, the flapper valve opens proportionally, and, as pressure decreases at the inflow side, the flapper valve closes proportionally. In a second aspect of the present invention, a tube-in-tube heat exchanger is disclosed that includes a helical tube-in-tube assembly adapted for flow therethrough of a plurality of fluids for heat transfer therebetween. In a third aspect of the present invention, a heat system is provided to include an embodiment of the header and an embodiment of the tube-in-tube heat exchanger, so as to provide a bypass of the tube-in-tube heat exchanger under a pressure condition.||09-18-2008|
|20080197788||Programmable Underwater Lighting System - The present disclosure relates to a programmable underwater lighting system for pools and spas. A plurality of underwater lights, each having a plurality of LEDs for producing light of various colors, a microprocessor for controlling the plurality of LEDs, and a memory in communication with the microprocessor containing one or more stored control programs, allow for the generation of various lighting effects in a pool or spa. A central controller is provided in communication with the plurality of underwater lights, and allows a user to define or select a desired lighting effect (such as a sequence, a fading effect, a “moving” color pattern, etc.) using a display and a keyboard. Optionally, a handheld remote control could be provided, in wireless communication with the central controller, for allowing a user to remotely control the plurality of lighting fixtures. When a desired lighting effect is defined by a user, the central controller transmits an instruction to each of the plurality of underwater lights instructing each light to execute a specific stored control program in its memory to produce the desired lighting effect. Each of the lights could be in communication with the central controller using a power line and an associated power line carrier data protocol, and each light could be provided with a thermal management system for monitoring the operating temperature of the light and automatically adjusting the brightness of the light to prevent dangerous temperatures.||08-21-2008|
Patent applications by Hayward Industries, Inc.