US 11,051,467 B2
Drip irrigation emitter
Amir Cohen, Yuvalim (IL)
Assigned to Amirim Products Development & Patents Ltd., Yuvalim (IL)
Filed by Amirim Products Development & Patents Ltd., Yuvalim (IL)
Filed on Feb. 20, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/280,550.
Prior Publication US 2020/0260663 A1, Aug. 20, 2020
Int. Cl. A01G 25/02 (2006.01); A01G 25/00 (2006.01)
CPC A01G 25/023 (2013.01) [A01G 2025/006 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A drip emitter sized for insertion into a liquid supply tube and positioned adjacent to a dripping aperture in the tube, the drip emitter comprising:
an emitter body having a convex side configured to internally and adjacently fit the tube and an opposite flat side comprising a regulator, wherein the convex side comprises an outlet chamber configured to be fluidically connected to the dripping aperture;
a membrane covering at least the regulator;
a cover provided with a liquid intake having a filter, wherein the cover is configured to envelop the emitter body except for most of said convex side; and
a first plurality of long studs and a second plurality of short studs configured on the flat side, and a first plurality of long sockets and a second plurality of short sockets configured on the cover, wherein each of the first plurality of long sockets is configured for receiving therein a corresponding one the first plurality of long studs, and each of the second plurality of short sockets is configured for receiving therein one of the second plurality of short studs, and wherein each of the plurality of long sockets at least partially protrudes from an outer surface of the cover and protrudes further from the outer surface than the plurality of short sockets;
awherein the long studs, short studs, long sockets, and short sockets are configured to join said flat side and an inner surface of the cover that is adjacent to the flat side so as to join the cover to the emitter body wherein the membrane is retained therebetween.