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Water filter abstract

A water filter including an inlet assembly which comprises a prefiltering foam tip. The inlet hose includes an adjustable float and a weight on the end of the hose which allows a given length at the end of the inlet hose to extend below the surface of the water being filtered. The water filter further includes a check valve assembly to relieve pressure buildup inside the pump. A unique lever-action handle, in combination with a rocking piston, allows efficient filtering with few moving parts. The filter components are easily replaceable. The main filter assembly is suspended resiliently at its periphery to provide shock-absorbing characteristics. The filter also includes an adaptor base which allows for a direct connect between the vessel into which water is filter. The water filter also provides a unique method of storing the inlet hose to render the water filter easy to carry and prevent foreign objects and debris from entering into the area of working parts.

Water filter claims

We claim:

1. A lever-action handle in combination with a hand-held portable water filter, comprising:

a hand-held portable housing having a filter means and a cylinder;

a piston movably disposed inside the cylinder, the piston having a working face; and

a lever-action handle pivotally connected to the piston for reciprocating the piston back and forth inside the cylinder and wherein movement of the piston within the cylinder by the handle causes the working face to rock back and forth, which moves the working face in and out of an orientation perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the cylinder, and wherein the reciprocation of the piston generates a pressure differential such that water is drawn into the cylinder when the piston is moved in a first direction and the water is forced out of the cylinder when the piston is moved in a second, reciprocal direction.

2. A lever-action handle according to claim 1 wherein the cylinder has an open end and a closed end, the open end being free of bearing elements, allowing the piston to move around unimpededly inside the cylinder when the piston is reciprocated back and forth.

3. A lever-action handle according to claim 2 further comprising an O-ring disposed around the periphery of the piston, the O-ring allowing the piston to rock back and forth while maintaining a water-tight seal between the piston and the cylinder.

4. A lever-action handle according to claim 1 wherein the handle includes a door which engages the open end of the cylinder when the handle is positioned in a compression stroke, the door creating a protective seal for the open end of the cylinder to prevent foreign objects and debris from entering into the cylinder.

5. A lever-action handle according to claim 4 wherein the handle comprises a notch for holding a hose such that when the hose is placed into the notch, the handle will remain close to the filter and maintain the door in a closed position.

6. A lever-action handle according to claim 4 wherein the handle comprises a notch for holding a hose such that when the hose is placed into the notch, the handle will remain close to the filter and maintain the door in a closed position.

7. A lever-action handle in combination with a hand-held portable water filter, comprising:

a hand-held portable housing having a filter means and a cylinder;

a piston movably disposed inside the cylinder, the piston having a working face;

a lever-action handle pivotally connected to the piston for reciprocating the piston back and forth inside the cylinder and wherein movement of the piston within the cylinder by the handle causes the working face to rock back and forth, which moves the working face in and out of an orientation perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the cylinder; and

wherein the handle includes a door which engages the open end of the cylinder when the handle is positioned in a compression stroke, the door creating a protective seal for the open end of the cylinder to prevent foreign objects and debris from entering into the cylinder.

Water filter description

We claim:

1. A lever-action handle in combination with a hand-held portable water filter, comprising:

a hand-held portable housing having a filter means and a cylinder;

a piston movably disposed inside the cylinder, the piston having a working face; and

a lever-action handle pivotally connected to the piston for reciprocating the piston back and forth inside the cylinder and wherein movement of the piston within the cylinder by the handle causes the working face to rock back and forth, which moves the working face in and out of an orientation perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the cylinder, and wherein the reciprocation of the piston generates a pressure differential such that water is drawn into the cylinder when the piston is moved in a first direction and the water is forced out of the cylinder when the piston is moved in a second, reciprocal direction.

2. A lever-action handle according to claim 1 wherein the cylinder has an open end and a closed end, the open end being free of bearing elements, allowing the piston to move around unimpededly inside the cylinder when the piston is reciprocated back and forth.

3. A lever-action handle according to claim 2 further comprising an O-ring disposed around the periphery of the piston, the O-ring allowing the piston to rock back and forth while maintaining a water-tight seal between the piston and the cylinder.

4. A lever-action handle according to claim 1 wherein the handle includes a door which engages the open end of the cylinder when the handle is positioned in a compression stroke, the door creating a protective seal for the open end of the cylinder to prevent foreign objects and debris from entering into the cylinder.

5. A lever-action handle according to claim 4 wherein the handle comprises a notch for holding a hose such that when the hose is placed into the notch, the handle will remain close to the filter and maintain the door in a closed position.

6. A lever-action handle according to claim 4 wherein the handle comprises a notch for holding a hose such that when the hose is placed into the notch, the handle will remain close to the filter and maintain the door in a closed position.

7. A lever-action handle in combination with a hand-held portable water filter, comprising:

a hand-held portable housing having a filter means and a cylinder;

a piston movably disposed inside the cylinder, the piston having a working face;

a lever-action handle pivotally connected to the piston for reciprocating the piston back and forth inside the cylinder and wherein movement of the piston within the cylinder by the handle causes the working face to rock back and forth, which moves the working face in and out of an orientation perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the cylinder; and

wherein the handle includes a door which engages the open end of the cylinder when the handle is positioned in a compression stroke, the door creating a protective seal for the open end of the cylinder to prevent foreign objects and debris from entering into the cylinder.


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