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Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Water based play structures used in water parks are well known. For example the U.S. Pat. No. 6,319,139 discloses water park play apparatus It discloses a user actuated water park amusement device comprising, an elongated tubular member defining an axially extending bore and having an inlet end, an outlet end, and a water nozzle being spaced proximate said outlet end, a base for securing said tubular member in a generally upright orientation with said outlet end spaced vertically above said inlet end, a water supply conduit for providing water flow vertically along said bore and outwardly from said nozzle, said tube being characterized by a generally rigid lower portion and a semi rigid upper portion, the upper portion having a rigidity selected whereby in a relaxed state the tubular member maintaining said generally upright orientation aligned with said axis, and wherein the application of rotational or vibrational forces on said tube by the user produces deflection of the upper portion of the tubular member relative to the axis, without significant deflection of the lower end.
"The Chinese Pat. No. CN2686657 discloses a fireproof automatic water spraying valve, belonging to the technical field of the extinguisher. The fireproof automatic water spraying valve is characterized in that a valve body, a water preventing valve which is movably arranged in the valve body, a valve formed by an elastic device and an anchor line, and a water spraying device are arranged between the inlet pipe and the outlet pipe. The elastic device is arranged between the valve body and the water preventing valve. The fireproof automatic water spraying valve solves the problem that the present fireproof automatic water spraying device has the disadvantages of expensive price, easy false alarm, and inconvenient installation. The fireproof automatic water spraying valve is widely applied to the family, the market, the amusement park, etc.
"Another Chinese Pat. No. CN 2403466 provides an amusement fountain device, which comprises a downward conical nozzle, a pile body positioned at the lower side of the conical nozzle, and an elastic pedal arranged on the pile body, wherein, the elastic pedal is used for controlling a valve of the conical nozzle. When a player sets feet on the pedal, a conical fountain can be generated to cover the player. Thus, the utility model has strong interesting performance, and is suitable for amusement places which particularly are amusement places on water.
"Another kind of water based amusement attraction is rain dance in which participants feel that they are dancing in the rain. To provide this attraction the available amusement structures are mostly open from all sides I.e. structure is without roof and walls. Such kinds of amusement structures are not suitable for female participants because of privacy problem. Also excitement level in such amusement structure is very less.
"The aforementioned water play structures are designed to permit interactive participation by a user, as for example, by having user activated valves or the like, the size and complexity of manufacture makes their manufacture prohibitively expensive for all but the largest theme parks. Further, these conventional water play structures suffer the disadvantage in that they are both expensive to maintain and repair, for example, damage occur to the play structure. Hence there is need to provide a water based play structure which will be free from aforesaid problems and disadvantages."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "Accordingly to achieve the foregoing objects the present invention provides a water based amusement structure inside which participants can enjoy rain dance, the amusement structure comprising: a ring shaped base with spaceship structure and/or other design structure of different shapes cover; a dome like structure to be fixed on the ring shaped base, the ring shaped base and dome like structure define an amusement area for the participants; a plurality of water carrying lines being placed inside the amusement area, the each water line includes at least one opening for providing splashing path to the water inside the amusement area; a plurality of lighting means being placed inside the amusement area to illuminate the amusement area, music system fixed inside the amusement area in a waterproof manner; a support structure having base and an elongated portion fixed on the base, the ring shaped base defining the amusement area rests on the elongated structure; and at least one ladder like structure for enabling the participants to reach the amusement area from the base of support structure.
"According to an embodiment of the invention the ring shaped base define a dance floor area for the participants.
"According to another embodiment of the invention the ring shaped base defining the amusement area is fixed on the elongated structure.
"According to yet another embodiment of the invention the ring shaped base defining the amusement area is rotatably mounted on the elongated structure.
"According to another embodiment of the invention the ring shaped base is made of fiber glass reinforced plastic.
"According to another embodiment of the invention the dome like structure is made of transparent plastic material and typically made of fiber glass reinforced plastic. According to another embodiment of the invention the water carrying lines are placed on inner periphery of the ring shaped base and inner periphery of the dome like structure. A nozzle and/or shower is fixed in the openings of water carrying line.
"According to another embodiment of the invention the lighting means are fixed in water proof manner on the dance floor area, inner periphery of the ring shaped base and inner periphery of the dome like structure.
"According to further embodiment of the invention the support structure is made of mild steel.
"According to another embodiment of the invention the amusement structure is in the shape of spacecraft.
"The present invention also discloses an amusement article inside which participants can enjoy rain dance, the amusement article comprising: a ring shaped dance floor area being rotatably mounted on an elongated MS structure, a fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) dome being fixed on the ring shaped dance floor area; a plurality of pipes for carrying water, the pipes are placed on inner periphery of the ring shaped dance floor area and inner periphery of the FRP dome; at least one nozzle and/or shower being connected to each pipe for permitting slashing entry of water into dance floor area; a plurality of multicolor lights being placed in a water resistant manner on dance floor, inner periphery of the ring shaped dance floor area and inner periphery of the FRP dome; and a plurality of disco lights, Beam Lights, Strip Lights, Laser beam lights, Disco Floor, Ceiling lights, Mounted fountains, entrance fog effect etc. water jets, sprinklers etc.; at least one ladder like structure for enabling the participants to reach the dance floor area from ground.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"FIG. 1: shows perspective view of spaceship structure and/or other design structure of different shapes and types of rain dance structure with entrance and exit arrangement of a water based amusement structure in accordance to present invention.
"FIG. 2: shows sectional diagram of the present invention
"FIG. 3: shows sectional view of the rain dance structure of the present invention."
For more information, see this patent application: Shah, Rajen S.;. Water Based Amusement Structure. Filed
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