Patents by Inventor John Tow

John Tow 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).

  • Publication number: 20190099983
    Abstract: A cover plate is configured to be releasably connected to a concealed fire protection sprinkler to conceal the fire protection sprinkler. The cover plate includes a first layer of metal on a first side of the cover plate that faces the concealed fire protection sprinkler, and a second layer of metal on a second side of the cover plate, the second side being opposite to the first side. The second layer of metal is more resistant to corrosion than the first layer, and is bonded to the first layer. In addition, the first layer is more thermally conductive than the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventor: John Tow
  • Patent number: 10143873
    Abstract: A fire protection sprinkler includes a body having an inlet end, including a threaded base configured to connect to a fluid supply conduit, an outlet end, and a water passage defined therein. The water passage includes an inlet orifice, provided at the inlet end of the body, an output orifice, provided at the outlet end of the body, and an interior surface formed of a material having a weighted average lead content of 0.25% or less. A seal cap, that moves between a closed position, in which the seal cap seals the output orifice of the water passage, and thereby prevents flow of a fluid from the fluid supply conduit through the output orifice, and an open position, in which the seal cap does not seal the output orifice of the water passage, has water-exposed surfaces formed of a material having a weighted average lead content of 0.25% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver S. Pahila, John Tow
  • Patent number: 9677691
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a bracket for a sprinkler fitting is provided having a first flange, a second flange connected to the first flange, and a mounting flange connected to at least one of the first and second flanges. The mounting flange may for example be substantially orthogonal to the first and second flanges. One of the first and second flanges has a preferably circular hole formed therethrough, and the other has a polygonal opening formed therethrough and aligned with the circular hole. An adapter having a polygonal end is inserted in the bracket such that the polygonal end aligns with the polygonal opening so as to limit rotation of the adapter with respect to the bracket, the adapter disposing a sprinkler coupled thereto with respect to a finished ceiling surface of a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: THE RELIABLE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Multer, John Tow, David Veisz, David Asplund, David Deurloo
  • Publication number: 20150075824
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a bracket for a sprinkler fitting is provided having a first flange, a second flange connected to the first flange, and a mounting flange connected to at least one of the first and second flanges. The mounting flange may for example be substantially orthogonal to the first and second flanges. One of the first and second flanges has a preferably circular hole formed therethrough, and the other has a polygonal opening formed therethrough and aligned with the circular hole. An adapter having a polygonal end is inserted in the bracket such that the polygonal end aligns with the polygonal opening so as to limit rotation of the adapter with respect to the bracket, the adapter disposing a sprinkler coupled thereto with respect to a finished ceiling surface of a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: THE RELIABLE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER CO., INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Multer, John Tow, David Veisz, David Asplund, David Deurloo
  • Patent number: 8776903
    Abstract: A fire protection sprinkler is provided. The sprinkler includes a body having an output orifice and a flange; a seal cap to seal a flow of fluid from the output orifice; and a thermally-responsive element positioned to releasably retain the seal cap and constructed to separate into a plurality of portions upon exposure to a predetermined temperature. The sprinkler also includes at least one deflector support member, a deflector connected to the deflector support member, and at least one arm extending from each of the deflector support members. Each of the arms has a free end positioned in spaced relation to the thermally-responsive element to contact the portions of the thermally-responsive element upon separation thereof. In another embodiment, the sprinkler includes at least one arm extending from the flange, and the arms may be formed as a bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jimenez, George S. Polan, John Tow, Myron Allen
  • Publication number: 20130319697
    Abstract: a fire-prevention sprinkler that can be used with a dual-use or multipurpose supply may have a sprinkler body, an inlet to admit water into the sprinkler body and an outlet by which the water can exit the sprinkler body upon actuation of the sprinkler, as well as a deflector to direct the water in a desired pattern as the water exits the sprinkler outlet, and an actuation device, that opens at least the sprinkler outlet upon detection of a fire condition. The entire inner surface of the water passage is made of a material such as will protect the water in the sprinkler from absorbing potentially harmful substances, including as one example lead. The entire sprinkler body may be made of that same substance, as well, and the seal(s) may be made of the same material, or of another having the mentioned property. Such materials are preferably metals, but may be plastic or vitreous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: THE RELIABLE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER CO., INC.
    Inventors: Oliver S. Pahila, John Tow
  • Publication number: 20120090700
    Abstract: A fluid distribution system is provided including a fluid supply, at least one conduit in fluid communication with the fluid supply, and at least one mountable fitting fluidly coupled to the conduit. The mountable fitting includes a body and a mounting base. The body defines a cavity having a plurality of ports in fluid communication with the cavity and the conduit, at least one port of the plurality of ports having a connection portion configured to fluidly couple to at least the fluid conduit. The mounting base extends a fixed distance from the body configured to be mounted to a structure to space the body a fixed distance from the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: THE RELIABLE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER CO., INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Multer, John Tow
  • Publication number: 20110180277
    Abstract: A fire protection sprinkler is provided. The sprinkler includes a body having an output orifice and a flange; a seal cap to seal a flow of fluid from the output orifice; and a thermally-responsive element positioned to releasably retain the seal cap and constructed to separate into a plurality of portions upon exposure to a predetermined temperature. The sprinkler also includes at least one deflector support member, a deflector connected to the deflector support member, and at least one arm extending from each of the deflector support members. Each of the arms has a free end positioned in spaced relation to the thermally-responsive element to contact the portions of the thermally-responsive element upon separation thereof. In another embodiment, the sprinkler includes at least one arm extending from the flange, and the arms may be formed as a bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: The Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Jimenez, George S. Polan, John Tow, Myron Allen