Patents Assigned to WCM Industries, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10370834
    Abstract: A double check valve is provided that includes an in-line inlet check valve and an outlet check valve that cooperate to prevent back flow of fluid through the valve. The check valve also includes at least one vent that allows for fluid trapped within the check valve to drain, thereby preventing freezing of the check valve and hydrant to which it is interconnected. The check valve provided omits many superfluous components and thus is smaller and easier to install than check valves of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: 10329752
    Abstract: An overflow system in the bathtub has an overflow port and has a drain pipe in connection with the overflow port. A threaded flange has a stub shoulder on one end which is fitted into a circular sleeve on the overflow port. The threaded flange has exterior threads on its outer surface and a thin diaphragm secured to the end thereof opposite to the stub shoulder. A large internally threaded nut is threadably mounted on the outer end of the threaded flange. A decorative cap is frictionally snapped into engagement with protrusions on the outer surface of the nut. The cap can be removed when needed to permit the plumber to gain access to the diaphragm to cut it open for fluid flow after the system has been tested for leaks, or put in place after the cut takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: William T. Ball
  • Patent number: 10302219
    Abstract: An adjustable operating rod assembly is provided. In one embodiment a telescoping rod and tube are provided such that the length of the operating rod can be selectively adjusted in order to accommodate fluid inlet pipes of various lengths and regardless of manufacturer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: 10233622
    Abstract: A wastewater drain assembly is provided that includes a selectively openable drain stopper. The wastewater drain assembly is interconnected to a fluid basin wherein a flange, which is interconnected to wastewater plumbing, is situated within the sink. The flange receives an insert that has a portion that conceals the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: 10217587
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device comprising a pulse trigger switch module configured to generate a first control signal in response to a first input signal value and generate the second control signal in response to a second input signal value. An on pulse generator module provides a first pulse signal having a first predetermined pulse duration in response to the first control signal and an off pulse generator module provides a second pulse signal having a second predetermined pulse duration in response to the second control signal. An on pulse switch module connects a power signal to an output in response to the first pulse signal and an off pulse switch module connects the power signal to the output in response to the second pulse signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Phil A. Parker
  • Patent number: 10168680
    Abstract: A service panel for controlling at least one utility actuator to control the availability of a utility comprises a covered enclosure having an exterior region and an interior region, at least one readily accessible utility control providing ON and OFF request signals and a limited access control in the exterior region providing a temporary activate signal. The service panel has a controller and data storage programmed with code and data and control circuitry providing an “ON” control signal to the at least one utility actuator to switch the at least one utility actuator to the “ON” state, and the control circuitry providing an “OFF” control signal to the at least one utility actuator to switch the at least one utility actuator to an OFF state, the control circuitry further providing a re-key signal to the at least one actuator in response to activation of a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Phil A. Parker
  • Patent number: 10162321
    Abstract: A service panel for controlling at least one utility actuator to control the availability of a utility comprises a covered enclosure having an exterior region and an interior region, at least one readily accessible utility control providing ON and OFF request signals and a limited access control in the exterior region providing a temporary activate signal. The service panel has a controller and data storage programmed with code and data and control circuitry providing an “ON” control signal to the at least one utility actuator to switch the at least one utility actuator to the “ON” state, and the control circuitry providing an “OFF” control signal to the at least one utility actuator to switch the at least one utility actuator to an OFF state, the control circuitry further providing a re-key signal to the at least one actuator in response to activation of a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Phil A. Parker
  • Patent number: 10151088
    Abstract: A device used to conceal at least a portion of a wastewater strainer associated with a bathtub. More specifically, a plate having an opening therethrough is used to overlap a flange of the wastewater strainer wherein the opening in the plate generally coincides with an opening in the wastewater strainer so that the bathtub drain is unobstructed. The plate may include a downwardly extending lip to help facilitate orientation onto the flange of the wastewater strainer. The plate conceals the wastewater strainer, thereby facilitating reconfiguration of a bathtub as the existing wastewater strainer need not be removed and the plumbing system retested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: WCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William T. Ball
  • Publication number: 20180320342
    Abstract: A freeze resistant sanitary hydrant is provided that employs a reservoir for storage of fluid under the frost line or in an area not prone to freezing. To evacuate this reservoir, a means for altering pressure is provided that is able to function in hydrant systems that employ a vacuum breaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: WCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk, Cody Jackson
  • Patent number: 9890523
    Abstract: A wastewater strainer is provided that includes a strainer body that has at least one opening that enhances fluid flow through the strainer body and the wastewater plumbing to which it is interconnected. The strainer body includes a flange for engagement to the inner portion of a bathtub and a hub that is spaced from a lower edge of the strainer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: William T. Ball
  • Patent number: 9890867
    Abstract: A sanitary hydrant comprises an isolated reservoir that can be positioned below a freeze level at the location of installation. A piston within the isolated reservoir is operable to expel, during a downward stroke, stored fluid from the reservoir before actuating a valve that allows fluid to flow from a fluid supply source through the hydrant. On an upward stroke, the piston releases the valve and generates a negative pressure within the reservoir that draws fluid from within the hydrant into the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk, Cody Jackson
  • Patent number: D818565
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: D827785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: WCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: D829868
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: WCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: D841131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: WCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: D841132
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: WCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: D844758
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: William T. Ball
  • Patent number: D848582
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: William T. Ball, Eric Pilarczyk
  • Patent number: D856495
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: William T. Ball
  • Patent number: D856497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WCM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Pilarczyk, Kevin Thomas Hogan