07798175 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 24 patents.

A fluid diversion conduit is described for diverting the flow of fluid, and particularly for diverting water from a stream to a discharge location. The discharge end of the duct has a segment of gradually enlarging cross sectional area, forming a hydraulic flow diffuser. Water flow through this segment is thereby slowed as the flow area increases, and most of the dynamic head of the water flow is recovered, improving flow capacity of the conduit. The rate of flow through the conduit may be monitored and controlled to achieve streamline flow in the diffuser section, and to prevent air from entering the diffuser section. Air entering the conduit may be expelled or otherwise displaced from the conduit.

High capacity water diversion conduit
Application Number
Publication Number
7798175 (B2)
Application Date
April 30, 2008
Publication Date
September 21, 2010
Todd McBride
Chestermere, AL, T1X 1A7
Victor A Gardona
Alana M Fuierer
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
F15D 1/04
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