(19)
(11)EP 2 322 286 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
21.03.2018 Bulletin 2018/12

(43)Date of publication A2:
18.05.2011 Bulletin 2011/20

(21)Application number: 10191563.5

(22)Date of filing:  17.11.2010
(51)Int. Cl.: 
B05B 7/24  (2006.01)
B05B 7/12  (2006.01)
B05B 12/00  (2018.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 17.11.2009 US 261953 P
05.10.2010 US 898293

(71)Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
Newark, Delaware 19711 (US)

(72)Inventor:
  • Munn, Jamie S.
    Maitland K0E 1P0 (CA)

(74)Representative: SBD IPAdmin 
210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD (GB)

  


(54)Paint sprayer


(57) A sprayer (10) for spraying a fluid includes a sprayer body (12), a fluid reservoir (14), a trigger assembly (70), a flow adjustment mechanism (73) and a flow rate indicator (280). The sprayer body can include a nozzle assembly (33) that defines a fluid outlet (37) and includes a needle (36) arranged within a fluid conduit (35). The needle is movable between a closed position and a fully opened position. The fluid reservoir is coupled to the sprayer body and be in communication with the fluid outlet and fluid conduit. The trigger assembly is coupled to the nozzle assembly and configured to move the needle as the trigger assembly is depressed. The flow adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust a flow rate of the sprayer by limiting movement of the trigger assembly and the needle. The flow rate indicator provides an indication of the flow rate.