Patents Assigned to Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
  • Patent number: 9435682
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the remote testing of a paddle-type flow detector, such as are common in fire protection systems. Specifically, the systems and methods provide for mechanical movement of the vane to test activation of the flow detector under a flow condition, and which measure the amount of time the vane takes to return to the ready position to verify the presence of a paddle on the vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Royse, Richard L. Ulrich, Bruce LaRue, Timothy Decker
  • Patent number: 8928191
    Abstract: A system and method of synchronization protocol for fire alarm strobe systems which has the ability to synchronize the strobe light devices from different manufactures simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
    Inventors: Karl Eiden, Glenn Wontorcik, Jeff Hendrickson
  • Publication number: 20140137627
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the remote testing of a paddle-type flow detector, such as are common in fire protection systems. Specifically, the systems and methods provide for mechanical movement of the vane to test activation of the flow detector under a flow condition, and which measure the amount of time the vane takes to return to the ready position to verify the presence of a paddle on the vane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Royse, Richard L. Ulrich, Bruce LaRue, Timothy Decker
  • Patent number: 8640522
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the remote testing of a paddle-type flow detector, such as are common in fire protection systems. Specifically, the systems and methods provide for mechanical movement of the vane to test activation of the flow detector under a flow condition, and which measure the amount of time the vane takes to return to the ready position to verify the presence of a paddle on the vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Royse, Richard L. Ulrich, Donald Bruce LaRue
  • Patent number: 8193665
    Abstract: A system and method of synchronization protocol for fire alarm strobe systems which has the ability to synchronize the strobe light devices from different manufactures simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
    Inventors: Karl Eiden, Glenn Wontorcik, Jeff Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 7992527
    Abstract: A water feed controller which can provide for the addition of a preset fixed amount of water to be added after a low water condition is removed. This system provides for a preset fixed amount of water to be added to a boiler above the amount which triggers the low water condition. This generally inhibits excess cycling from the boiler operating at its minimum safe water level as well as inhibiting overfilling of the boiler. Further, there is discussed a water feed controller which can measure the amount of water added over a prior predetermined period (such as 30 days) which serves as a floating window of time so that a leak or other condition resulting in overly frequent filling can be detected quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignees: Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC, Taco, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Merwin
  • Patent number: 7766031
    Abstract: A valve system for collection and removal of condensation from a gas-pressurized fluid system. In one embodiment a single valve is used, having inlet, outlet and condensate collection ports and a valve body capable of movement between a position which connects the inlet port to the condensate collection port and a position which connects the condensate collection port to the outlet port. The valve is formed such that the inlet port is not connected to the outlet port while the valve is moved between the two positions, so that the pressurized system is not depressurized. A second embodiment uses two coupled valves replacing the single valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce M. Platusich, Henry J. Zawada
  • Patent number: 7706989
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating probe signal level readings in a manner that allows a low water detector to distinguish between a probe that is under a fluid level, or is above the fluid level and either being splashed or is within a foam. Low water detectors which utilize these systems and methods are also provided. The detectors generally utilize a representative probe reading, and a dynamic indicator between probe readings, for a set of probe readings taken in a time period to detect low water levels, foam, or surge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignees: Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC, Taco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Merwin, Roberto Zarate
  • Patent number: 7630839
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating probe signal level readings in a manner that allows a low water detector to distinguish between a probe that is under a fluid level, or is above the fluid level and either being splashed or is within a foam. Low water detectors which utilize these systems and methods are also provided. The detectors generally utilize a representative probe reading, and a dynamic indicator between probe readings, for a set of probe readings taken in a time period to detect low water levels, foam, or surge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Merwin, Roberto Zarate
  • Patent number: 7530402
    Abstract: A water column supervisory switch having a probe arrangement and probe circuitry for detecting the presence of a conductive medium that has reached a predetermined level above a clapper valve inside a dry pipe valve for a sprinkler system is disclosed. The probe arrangement comprises a housing and a probe operatively associated with probe circuitry that provides a means for activating an alarm when the conductive medium reaches the predetermined level in order for maintenance personnel to drain the water from the dry pipe valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
    Inventor: Michael F. Cabral