Patents Assigned to Sloan Valve Company
  • Patent number: 10430737
    Abstract: A restroom monitoring system for monitoring attributes of fixtures within a restroom using sensors. Additional attributes are determined from the monitored attributes. Consumable usage levels are estimated based on predetermined consumption levels associated with usage states of the fixtures. The restroom monitoring system provides an indication of the need for replenishment of consumables based on the monitored attributes of the fixtures. In addition, restroom monitoring system may provide additional information regarding the restroom attributes to a service provider, a manager or a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Edward Yenni, Peter J. Jahrling
  • Patent number: 10385425
    Abstract: Copper based alloys exhibiting a white/silver hue. The alloys contain copper, nickel, zinc, manganese, tin, sulfur, and antimony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Murray, Mahi Sahoo
  • Patent number: 10215288
    Abstract: A flushometer system having an integrated control stop and three ports. The piston or flush control device is accessible through an actuation opening. The flushometer system may be utilized in a behind-the-wall installation with a face plate exterior for user interaction. The interior of the flushometer may be accessed through the actuation opening behind the face plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: John R. Wilson, John Beckman, David Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10151090
    Abstract: A flush actuator for engaging a flush valve. The flush actuator provides a mechanism assembly for automatically flushing the flush valve. A sensor provides a presence detection to trigger the automatic flushing. Redundant manual activation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: John Wilson, Kay Herbert, Xiaoxiong Mo, Alfred J. Costa, Joshua D. Anthony, Klaus H. Renner, Matthew T. Kowalczyk, Joshua P. Kinsley
  • Patent number: 9822514
    Abstract: An optical system includes one or several passive optical detectors sensitive to ambient (room) light for controlling, for example, the operation of automatic faucets or automatic bathroom flushers. The passive optical sensors provide signals to flow controllers, including control electronics and flow valves and require only very small amounts of electrical power for sensing users of bathroom facilities, and thus enable battery operation for many years. To control the operation of automatic faucets or automatic bathroom flushers based on ambient light, the controller executes novel algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Natan E. Parsons, Fatih Guler, Yue Zhang, Xiaoxiong Mo, Kay Herbert, Haiou Wu
  • Patent number: 9763393
    Abstract: A water delivery system includes a water input port, a control circuit, and a valve device. The water input port is constructed to be coupled to a water conduit receiving water from a remotely located water source. The valve device includes an actuator located near and connected to the water input port; wherein the valve device is constructed to receive control signals from the controller for providing water to a water delivery unit. The controller may be battery operated. The actuator may be a latching actuator, a non-latching actuator, or an isolated latching actuator. The controller may include a microcontroller coupled and to a sensor. The system may include a communication interface constructed and arranged to provide data to the microcontroller. The control circuit may include a power consumption controller. The control circuit includes a voltage regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Natan E. Parsons, Fatih Guler, Kay Herbert
  • Patent number: 9670566
    Abstract: Copper based alloys exhibiting a white/silver hue. The alloys contain copper, nickel, zinc, manganese, tin, sulfur, and antimony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Murray, Mahi Sahoo
  • Patent number: 9644759
    Abstract: A flush actuator for engaging a flush valve. The flush actuator provides a mechanism assembly for automatically flushing the flush valve. A sensor provides a presence detection to trigger the automatic flushing. Redundant manual activation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: John Wilson, Kay Herbert, Xiaoxiong Mo, Alfred J. Costa, Joshua D. Anthony, Klaus H. Renner, Matthew T. Kowalczyk, Joshua P. Kinsley
  • Patent number: 9605419
    Abstract: A main valve seat surface for engaging the piston, an outer sidewall, and an inner sidewall defining a flow passage with a first opening and an second opening, the flow passage having a reduced diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventor: John R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9598847
    Abstract: A bathroom flusher includes a flusher body, a valve assembly, an electronic control system, and a flusher cover. The flusher body includes an inlet and an outlet, and is designed to accommodate the valve assembly that controls water flow between the inlet and the outlet. The valve assembly includes a valve member movable with respect to a valve seat providing a sealing action based on applied pressure on the valve assembly. The bathroom flusher also includes an external cover designed for enclosing an electronic control module comprising a battery, a sensor, and an actuator for controlling operation of the flush valve, wherein the external cover includes at least two cover parts separately removable, and wherein the external cover is attachable with respect to the valve body in a manner also allowing removable attachment of the control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Martin E. Marcichow, Natan Parsons, Fatih Guler, Kay Herbert
  • Patent number: D796652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald J. Vish, Adam O'Hern, Doug Cooke
  • Patent number: D797264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Randall Gallob
  • Patent number: D807477
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventors: Richard Papai, Allan A. Foytik, Martin Marcichow
  • Patent number: D811538
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel J. Carroll, James W. Kotelensky, Jr.
  • Patent number: D825034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventor: Ron Vish
  • Patent number: D844750
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SLOAN VALVE COMPANY
    Inventor: John R. Wilson
  • Patent number: D860406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: D860407
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: D860408
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: D864358
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Vish