US 10,889,974 B2
Tool for clearing a clog
Patrick Gwen, Houston, TX (US)
Assigned to Core Pacific LLC, Houston, TX (US)
Filed by CORE PACIFIC, LLC, Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Mar. 3, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/290,944.
Prior Publication US 2020/0277767 A1, Sep. 3, 2020
Int. Cl. E03C 1/12 (2006.01); E03C 1/304 (2006.01)
CPC E03C 1/304 (2013.01) 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A tool for clearing a clog, comprising:
a tool shaft being comprised of an outer tube, an inner tube coaxially aligned within said outer tube, and a plurality of radial supports between said inner tube and said outer tube within said outer tube, said tool shaft having a distal end and a proximal end opposite said distal end;
a nozzle body mounted to said distal end of said tool shaft, said nozzle body being comprised of:
a nozzle connector being connected to said distal end of said tool shaft, being in fluid connection with said inner tube, and being comprised of a first material with a first hardness;
a sealing member being positioned around said nozzle connector and being comprised of a second material with a second hardness, said first hardness being greater than said second hardness, said sealing member having a diameter greater than said nozzle connector; and
a nozzle tip being comprised of a nozzle outlet 36 and a means for attaching to said nozzle connector, said sealing member being between said nozzle tip and said nozzle connector, said nozzle outlet being in fluid connection with said inner tube through said nozzle connector; and
a handle portion mounted to said proximal end of said tool shaft, said handle portion being comprised of:
a handle body being connected to said outer tube;
a plurality of handles extending outward from said handle body;
a handle chamber being positioned within said handle body and being in fluid connection with said inner tube;
a pin member being mounted within said handle chamber;
an air cartridge being positioned within said handle chamber and having a loaded position with said pin member puncturing said air cartridge so as to release air from said air cartridge to said handle chamber;
a button member connected to said handle chamber and having a sealed position and a released position relative to said inner tube, said handle chamber and said air cartridge,
wherein said button member is in said sealed position so as to close the fluid connection between said air cartridge and said inner tube, and
wherein said button member is in said released position so as to open the fluid connection between said air cartridge and said inner tube and so as to release air from said air cartridge in said handle chamber to said inner tube and through said nozzle outlet; and
a handle body cover being attached to said handle body opposite said proximal end of said tool shaft in a locked position.