Patents by Inventor Eddie J. Tsataros

Eddie J. Tsataros 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: 7201840
    Abstract: This invention relates to a color coded counter mechanism for a fluid treatment filter device which indicates to the consumer when to replace the filter. It also includes a selective pawl follower in the counter mechanism for permitting the filter device to be used in countries having different standards of filtration without requiring a new counter mechanism for each country.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Eddie J. Tsataros, Michael Kirchenstiner
  • Publication number: 20040168957
    Abstract: This invention relates to a color coded counter mechanism for a fluid treatment filter device which indicates to the consumer when to replace the filter. It also includes a selective means in the counter mechanism for permitting the filter device to be used in countries having different standards of filtration without requiring a new counter mechanism for each country.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Eddie J. Tsataros, Michael Kirchenstiner
  • Publication number: 20030034283
    Abstract: This invention relates to a color coded counter mechanism for a fluid treatment filter device which indicates to the consumer when to replace the filter. It also includes a selective means in the counter mechanism for permitting the filter device to be used in countries having different standards of filtration without requiring a new counter mechanism for each country.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Eddie J. Tsataros, Michael Kirchenstiner
  • Patent number: 6338279
    Abstract: A flow detector to detect and monitor the flow of fluid through a conduit comprising a first flow detection element selectively moveable between a first position and a second position and a second flow detection element disposed to operatively engage the first flow detection element when in the second position coupled between a power source and a flow detection monitor such that when fluid flows through the conduit the first flow detection element moves from the first position to the second position to operatively engage the second flow detection element to activate the flow detection monitor and when fluid ceases to flow through the conduit the first flow detector element returns to the first position thereby disengaging the second flow detector element to deactivate the flow detection monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Inventor: Eddie J. Tsataros
  • Patent number: 6338278
    Abstract: A flow detector to detect and monitor the flow of fluid through a conduit comprising a first flow detection element selectively moveable between a first position and a second position and a second flow detection element disposed to operatively engage the first flow detection element when in the second position coupled between a power source and a flow detection monitor such that when fluid flows through the conduit the first flow detection element moves from the first position to the second position to operatively engage the second flow detection element to activate the flow detection monitor and when fluid ceases to flow through the conduit the first flow detector element returns to the first position thereby disengaging the second flow detector element to deactivate the flow detection monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Inventor: Eddie J. Tsataros
  • Patent number: 5699833
    Abstract: An electro-mechanical fluid flow control apparatus to control the flow of water through a shower head directed to a target zone or a field from an external souce of pressurized water, the electro-mechanical fluid flow control apparatus comprising a valve assembly including a valve member and a valve member positioning device disposed in operatively relationship relative to the valve member to selectively move the valve member between a closed position and an open position and a control assembly to selectively move the valve member from the closed position to the open position allowing water to flow from the external source of pressurized water through the valve assembly to the shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Inventor: Eddie J. Tsataros