A still further object of the present invention is to provide an aerated pulsating shower head which conserves the water flow rate without a detrimental effect upon a user.
Shower heads typically discharge therefrom a spray of water in a conical pattern. It has also been known to provide the discharge of a pulsating spray stream from a shower head, using a propeller with a shutter for alternatively covering anduncovering a spray outlet to cyclically interrupt flow of water to the discharge apertures. In recent years shower heads have been provided with alternative multiple spray features, namely a usual shower spray or a pulsating shower spray. Such conceptsare disclosed, for example, in U.S. Pat. No. 3,801,019 and No. 3,958,754. In such prior disclosures a shutter means is provided that is selectively rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the shower head to direct the inflow water either to one orthe other of the two sets of discharge apertures. Such spray-or-pulsating shower heads utilize complex diverter constructions that are costly.
An object of the present invention is to provide an improved pulsating shower head of the above type, namely including movable members driven around an annular channel or chamber for producing the pulsating effect.
According to the present invention, there is provided a pulsating water shower head comprising a housing having an inlet at its upper end connectable to a supply of water, and a spray block at its lower end. The spray block includes a bottom wall, a top wall, an annular side wall joining the bottom and top walls, and an annular partition wall coaxial with the annular side wall and partitioning the space between same and the top and bottom walls into a central chamber and an annular chamber therearound. The bottom wall of the spray block is formed with a first group of water outlet openings leading from the central chamber, and a second group of water outlet openings leading from the annular chamber. The top wall of the spray block is formed with a first passageway for introducing water into the central chamber, and with a second passageway for introducing water into the annular chamber. A plurality of freely movable members are disposed within the annular chamber and are drivable therearound by the water inletted into the housing, for outletting the water through the second group of openings in the form of a pulsating spray, while the water outletted from the first group of openings is in the form of a continuous spray. The shower head further includes a manually-controlled diverter for selectively opening one of the passageways in the spray block top wall, and closing the other, to selectively enable either the continuous spray or the pulsating spray.
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