Patents by Inventor Alexander Colin Fagg

Alexander Colin Fagg has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11391021
    Abstract: A plumbing component includes a cold water inlet; a hot water inlet; an outlet configured to output cold water, hot water, or a mixture thereof; a flow shut-off mechanism for restricting the flow of water out of the outlet; a first flow control valve for controlling the flow of cold water; and a second flow control valve for controlling the flow of hot water. Each of the flow control valves comprises a valve member and an associated valve seat, each valve member arranged to engage with the associated valve seat to control the flow of water through the flow control valves to the water outlet. One or both of the valve members includes a graduated flow control bead arranged to seal against the associated valve seat to provide a graduated flow transition between a maximum flow state and a minimum flow state of the, or each, control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KOHLER MIRA LIMITED
    Inventors: Barry Steven Hobbs, Mark Frederick Florencio Barton, Philip Peter Ineson, Alexander Colin Fagg
  • Patent number: 11356291
    Abstract: A control system for a bathing apparatus includes a pairing station associated with the bathing apparatus and having a pairing interface, and a portable user device arranged to be used to control the bathing apparatus, the portable user device being able to control one or more functions of the bathing apparatus only while it is paired with the pairing station. The portable user device is paired with the pairing station by activation of the pairing interface when the portable user device is in a pairing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Laurence Seymour, Alexander Colin Fagg, Richard Harcourt Burns, Karl Antony Fearnley, Christopher John Duke
  • Publication number: 20220121230
    Abstract: A control system for one or more ablutionary devices includes a valve having one or valve members each arranged to receive a respective water supply via one or more supply inlets, and an output for suppling output water to the one or more ablutionary devices downstream of the valve, the one or more valve members being arranged to control the flow of water between the one or more supply inlets and the output; one or more temperature sensors arranged to generate a respective temperature signal indicative of the temperature of any one or more of the water supply upstream of any one or more of the valve members, and the output water downstream of the one or more valve members; and a controller in communication with the one or more temperature sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Kohler Mira Limited
    Inventors: Barry Steven Hobbs, Alexander Colin Fagg, Charles Maxwell Parker
  • Publication number: 20220121232
    Abstract: A control system for one or more ablutionary devices includes a mixer valve having a first inlet and a second inlet configured to receive a supply of hot and cold water, and an outlet configured to output cold water, hot water or a mixture thereof as an output stream for suppling water to the one or more ablutionary devices downstream of the mixer valve; and a controller in communication with the mixer valve. The controller is configured to obtain a supply coupling setting that indicates which of the first and second inlets is to receive, or is receiving, hot water during operation of the control system and which of the first and second inlets is to receive, or is receiving, cold water during operation of the control system; and control the mixer valve according to one or more target output water properties and the supply coupling setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Kohler Mira Limited
    Inventors: Barry Steven Hobbs, Alexander Colin Fagg, Mark Frederick Florencio Barton, Charles Maxwell Parker
  • Patent number: 11016639
    Abstract: A reconfigurable bathing apparatus includes a first showerhead, the first showerhead being connected to a first fluid outlet; a second showerhead, the second showerhead being connected to a second fluid outlet; and a processor, the processor being arranged to control fluid flow through the first fluid outlet in response to a first control action and to control fluid flow through the second fluid outlet in response to a second control action. The processor is arranged to be able to receive and implement a request to reconfigure its response to the control actions such that the first control action controls the second fluid outlet and the second control action controls the first fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Laurence Seymour, Alexander Colin Fagg, Richard Harcourt Burns, Karl Antony Fearnley, Christopher John Duke
  • Publication number: 20200263398
    Abstract: A plumbing component includes a cold water inlet; a hot water inlet; an outlet configured to output cold water, hot water, or a mixture thereof; a flow shut-off mechanism for restricting the flow of water out of the outlet; a first flow control valve for controlling the flow of cold water; and a second flow control valve for controlling the flow of hot water. Each of the flow control valves comprises a valve member and an associated valve seat, each valve member arranged to engage with the associated valve seat to control the flow of water through the flow control valves to the water outlet. One or both of the valve members includes a graduated flow control bead arranged to seal against the associated valve seat to provide a graduated flow transition between a maximum flow state and a minimum flow state of the, or each, control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Kohler Mira Limited
    Inventors: Barry Steven Hobbs, Mark Frederick Florencio Barton, Philip Peter Ineson, Alexander Colin Fagg
  • Publication number: 20190330827
    Abstract: A bathing system includes a remotely controllable bathing apparatus and one or more computing devices which are arranged to support a plurality of user accounts. Each user account is arranged to control the bathing apparatus. When a first user account of the plurality of user accounts is used to control the bathing apparatus, the other user accounts of the plurality of user accounts are blocked from controlling one or more functions of the bathing apparatus for a blocking period which lasts until a pre-set condition is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Laurence SEYMOUR, Alexander Colin Fagg, Richard Harcourt Burns, Karl Antony Fearnley, Christopher John Duke
  • Publication number: 20190332234
    Abstract: A reconfigurable bathing apparatus includes a first showerhead, the first showerhead being connected to a first fluid outlet; a second showerhead, the second showerhead being connected to a second fluid outlet; and a processor, the processor being arranged to control fluid flow through the first fluid outlet in response to a first control action and to control fluid flow through the second fluid outlet in response to a second control action. The processor is arranged to be able to receive and implement a request to reconfigure its response to the control actions such that the first control action controls the second fluid outlet and the second control action controls the first fluid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Laurence SEYMOUR, Alexander Colin Fagg, Richard Harcourt Burns, Karl Antony Fearnley, Christopher John Duke
  • Publication number: 20190334737
    Abstract: A control system for a bathing apparatus includes a pairing station associated with the bathing apparatus and having a pairing interface, and a portable user device arranged to be used to control the bathing apparatus, the portable user device being able to control one or more functions of the bathing apparatus only while it is paired with the pairing station. The portable user device is paired with the pairing station by activation of the pairing interface when the portable user device is in a pairing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Laurence Seymour, Alexander Colin Fagg, Richard Harcourt Burns, Karl Antony Fearnley, Christopher John Duke
  • Publication number: 20190334738
    Abstract: A control system for a bath includes one or more processors and one or more sensors. The one or more sensors are arranged to sense water flow parameter data as a user fills the bath and to transmit the water flow parameter data to the one or more processors. The one or more processors are arranged to determine water flow parameter values suitable for use to fill the bath based on the water flow parameter data, and store the determined water flow parameter values as a pre-set bath-fill option arranged to be used to automatically fill the bath for future use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Laurence SEYMOUR, Alexander Colin Fagg, Richard Harcourt Burns, Karl Antony Fearnley, Christopher John Duke, Nigel Paul Sansum