With Specific Extinguishant Applying Means, Or Means For Providing Access To Fire Patents (Class 169/70)
  • Patent number: 10188884
    Abstract: A nozzle access device is configured to be installed in a structural element and to accept connection by a fire hose nozzle to introduce firefighting fluid into an enclosed space. The device has a housing configured to be inserted in a hole formed in the structural element. The housing has a cylindrical body and a first face with an opening surrounded by an inwardly extending cylindrical socket. The housing has a second face, with an opening, which is attached to the cylindrical body. A movable nozzle connector in the housing has a connection portion configured to receive an inserted fire hose nozzle in a locking connection and a cylindrical nozzle stop portion extending from the connection portion. The nozzle stop portion is movably coupled within an interior of the socket of the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN INVESTIGATION GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Denis Guardiano, Donald Vastola, Eugene West
  • Patent number: 10039943
    Abstract: An aircraft comprises a fuselage having a compartment, and a fire suppression system for delivering fire suppressant to the compartment. The system includes at least one suppressant concentration sensor located in the compartment, a valve for regulating flow of the fire suppressant to the compartment, and a controller, responsive to the sensor, for controlling the valve to maintain fire suppressant concentration within the compartment at a target concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Charles Steven Meis, David John Shaw
  • Patent number: 9943784
    Abstract: A nozzle is disclosed for use within a filter for inputting a jetting stream into the filter media to clean the filter media. The nozzle comprises an inlet for communication with a jetting stream source, and a plurality of plates stacked parallel and abutting one another. The plurality of plates comprises at least a top plate and a bottom plate, one of the plates having an aperture through the center thereof for receiving the jetting stream, wherein between adjacent plates at least one space is provided extending from the outside edge of the plates to the interior of plates and in fluid communication with the aperture for channelling the jetting stream radially outward from and substantially parallel with the longitudinal plane of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Exterran Water Solutions ULC
    Inventors: Todd William Kirk, Daniel Clifford Whitney, Douglas Walker Lee
  • Patent number: 9925402
    Abstract: A smoke eliminator device is provided. The smoke eliminator device is especially suitable for removing smoke from a room or building so as to allow a firefighter to more easily rescue individuals and extinguish fires. The device is a lightweight elongated tube which connects to a standard fire hose. Water emitted from the distal end of the device creates a suction which pulls smoke out of the room or building. A glass-breaking device is located near a distal end of the device to allow the device to easily penetrate a window wherein it may be effective. A cooling nozzle allows for the extinguishing of fire by water spray. An extension may be added to the device to allow the device to be utilized in the upper floor of a building. The device may further have a bend which allows a user to utilize the device directly below a window of an upper floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: HYDROVENT, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9682261
    Abstract: A piercing nozzle may comprise a body having a first section, a second section substantially parallel the first section, and an offsetting section disposed so as to provide a distance between the first section and the second section, a piercing tip coupled to the second section, and a hose coupling coupled to the first section. An aperture may be formed in the second section, and a deflector may be pivotably coupled to the second section so as to substantially cover the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Tristan Y. Saito
  • Patent number: 9630038
    Abstract: A drilling and through-wall fire extinguishing device comprises a main water turbine, a forward and reverse commutator, a reducing sleeve, a hollow drill bit, a handwheel booster, a guide rail, a water separator, a vice water turbine and a high pressure water pump. The handwheel booster is connected with the main water turbine, the main water turbine is drivingly connected with the hollow drill bit through the forward and reverse commutator, the reducing sleeve is arranged between the hollow drill bit and the forward and reverse commutator, and the main water turbine and the forward and reverse commutator are fixed on the guide rail; and fire-fighting pressure water is fed by the water separator, a first water outlet of the water separator is communicated with the main water turbine, a second water outlet is communicated with the vice water turbine, and the vice water turbine is drivingly connected with the high pressure water pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: So Chan
  • Patent number: 9468161
    Abstract: A fixed spray application system generally includes tubing, one or more spray heads, one or more brackets, one or more connectors and one or more fluid reservoirs. One or more of the spray heads may be suspended from a tube below one of the connectors and below one of the reservoirs. A tube may extend from below one of the reservoirs to another spray head supported by one of the brackets. In use, the system may be suspended from trellis wires in an agricultural field. Water, pesticides or other liquids are supplied to the system through the tubing. The size of the reservoirs and the volume of tubing can be selected to hold the desired amount of liquid for a given application. After the system is primed with liquid, the tubing is connected to a source of pressurized air. The air is supplied to the system at a sufficient pressure so as to force the liquid from the system through the spray heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: John R. Nye
  • Patent number: 9429250
    Abstract: A float device for use in a body of water includes a float configured to transform between a deflated state and an inflated state. The float includes at least one internal chamber. The float includes a manual inflation value configured to provide a passageway for adding gas to the at least one internal chamber and a deflation valve configured to provide a passageway for releasing gas from the at least one internal chamber. A float attachment member is attached to the float, such that when the float is placed in the body of water, the float attachment member is underwater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Jay Lewis
  • Patent number: 9410335
    Abstract: A system, device, and method for plugging core holes. A core hole plug includes a top compression plate, a bottom compression plate, and a rubber expansion ring that separates the top and bottom compression plates. A beveled screw hole can be created on the top compression plate. The beveled screw hole matches the angle of the bottom surface of the head of a flat head bolt to ensure that the bolt remains flush with the top compression plate. The rubber expansion ring can be squeezed between the top and bottom compression plates as the flat head bolt is screwed into a threaded receiver nut formed on the bottom compression plate. An installation tool can be utilized to install the core hole plug so that the top compression plate remains flush with an existing floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Mesa Digital, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Stubblefield, Eddy Mindlin
  • Patent number: 9272170
    Abstract: A firefighting method and apparatus are described for suppressing fires in remote dried out former wetlands/marsh areas. A water pump is positioned upon a floating platform maneuverable in adjacent shallow marsh waters that are not navigable by conventional watercraft. Said pump has an intake port for drawing water from nearby marsh waters and ponds through a hose, said hose having a filtering screen for preventing the pickup of solid materials. The pump has a discharge hose connected to the outflow connection, said discharge hose connected on the distal end to a piping extension projecting away from the hull and over the nearby burning peat lands. Said pump is operated to discharge water over and into the adjacent burning marsh as the platform is maneuvered within the surrounding marsh canals and waterways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Joseph Hubbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9206926
    Abstract: A float device for use in a body of water includes a float configured to transform between a deflated state and an inflated state. The float includes at least one internal chamber. The float includes a manual inflation value configured to provide a passageway for adding gas to the at least one internal chamber and a deflation valve configured to provide a passageway for releasing gas from the at least one internal chamber. A float attachment member is attached to the float, such that when the float is placed in the body of water, the float attachment member is underwater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Jay Lewis
  • Publication number: 20150114672
    Abstract: Tools and techniques for suppressing fires. Such tools might transmit a signal that generates one or more waves (which might be mechanical waves, electromagnetic waves, and/or the like) that is sufficient to disrupt the relationship between the electrons in a fire and the ionized nuclei to which those electrons are attracted. The resulting repulsion (between the nuclei and/or the electrons) that form the plasma of the fire can serve to disperse the plasma, thereby suppressing the fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Francis YEE
  • Patent number: 9004188
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for treating a fire in a multi-floored building where the fire is located on an upper floor vertically displaced from a lower floor from which the fire is treated, and where the upper and lower floors each have a selectively openable environmental access along an external wall of the multi-floored building. The improved apparatus includes a tubular structure having an inlet, an intermediate portion, and an outlet and a bracing system. The bracing system has a frame, a first pivot point, and a second pivot point. The frame provides support against a sturdy surface. The tubular structure is supported on the first pivot point and rotates thereon to elevate or hoist the outlet towards the upper floor environmental access. The tubular structure is further supported on a second pivot point and further rotates thereon to elevate the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Wielgat, Daniel J. Kegg
  • Publication number: 20150096769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a technique of emitting fire extinguishing sand on an upper surface of a fire extinguishing object such as an assembled battery housed in a rack in a multistage manner by means of gas pressure to extinguish fire. In the present invention, a tip end portion of a flattened nozzle main body 12 is provided with a deflecting plate 16, and by spraying the fire extinguishing sand obliquely downward and letting the fire extinguishing sand bound, the fire extinguishing sand is dispersed on the entire upper surface uniformly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Motohiro FUKUHARA
  • Publication number: 20150053432
    Abstract: A Robotic Roof Ventilation Apparatus that preforms the process of roof ventilation to protect the lives of firefighters. By keeping the firefighters off the roof of a burning building this robot completely changes the current process of roof ventilation as it provides a reliable way for firefighters to preform roof venation without any risk or loss of life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Drew R. Davis
  • Patent number: 8905152
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fire hose coupling apparatus for self powered lighting of an area where a fire fighter is engaged in fires suppression with a fire hose, and for providing real time environmental data to fire fighters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Generation Unlimited, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Kling, Arthur E. Brown
  • Patent number: 8905151
    Abstract: An extended coverage pendent sprinkler configured for the fire protection of an occupancy classified as any one of: light hazard, ordinary hazard, extra hazard, rack storage with solid shelves and any combination thereof. The sprinkler preferably includes a body having an inlet and an outlet spaced from the inlet to define a passageway to further define a sprinkler axis and a K factor ranging from 11 gpm/(psi)1/2 to about 25 gpm/(psi)1/2. A deflector is spaced from the outlet to distribute a fire fighting fluid over a maximum protection area of about 196 square feet, and having one or more combination of features as described in the preferred deflector described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Manuel R. Silva, Jr., Donald B. Pounder, Michael R. Landi
  • Patent number: 8881840
    Abstract: Fire protection device for gangways 3 between the coaches 2 of rail vehicles with a gangway 3 between coaches 2 of a rail vehicle, and a fluid-fed fire-fighting device. Effective fire-fighting with low weight is made due to the fact the fire-fighting device comprises a fluid mist nozzle 4 which delivers a fluid mist, whereby the at least one fluid mist nozzle 4 is arranged in such a way that the fluid mist is sprayed into the gangway 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Roger Dirksmeier, Max Lakkonen, Dirk Sprakel
  • Patent number: 8851197
    Abstract: A self contained fire extinguisher system that does not need external power in order to sense or initiate a release of a fire suppression medium, includes components configured to utilize a linear sensor network that can be connected to at least one and/or different sources of fire suppression mediums. A linear temperature sensing cord can be routed over a large area not practical with individual sensors. The cord can also actuate several and different sources of fire suppression mediums to maximize the suppression of a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company
    Inventors: Brian Edward Smith, Mei Zhen Chen, Thornton Alexander Mcgill, III
  • Patent number: 8844643
    Abstract: A local fire shield is provided for protecting an attachment point of a fireproof system in an engine during a fire event. The local fire shield includes a mounting plate mounted on the attachment point; and a cover coupled to the mounting plate for covering the attachment point during the fire event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Justin C. Mickelsen, Martin C. Baker
  • Patent number: 8833479
    Abstract: A plurality of upstanding bracket assemblies, pipe assemblies, and fasteners are assembled into a plurality of modular fire suppression stations for use in the fire suppression system for a conveyor in an underground mine. Each station includes an upstanding bracket assembly, a fastener, a pipe assembly, and at least one sprinkler head. The fastener attaches the bracket assembly to the conveyor. The pipe assembly is supported by the bracket assembly. The pipe assembly receives water under pressure and directs the water to the sprinkler head. The sprinkler head directs the water onto the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Pillar Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Barry Wayne Maust, Michael Scott Bishoff
  • Publication number: 20140238705
    Abstract: A system includes a raised floor, a sub-floor space below the raised floor, electrical components in the sub-floor space, and a fire suppression device coupled to the raised floor. The fire suppression device dispenses fire suppression material the electrical components in the sub-floor space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • Patent number: 8807233
    Abstract: A method for fire-fighting, a rescue boom and a nozzle of a piercing tool. A rescue boom is provided with an elongated piercing tool that can be pushed through a shell of a burning object. A fire extinguishing medium can be conveyed through the piercing tool to a nozzle provided in the piercing tool. The nozzle is provided with orifices arranged such that single jets form a single uniform jet having a flat curtain-like shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Bronto Skylift Oy AB
    Inventors: Esa Peltola, Mikko Asumaniemi
  • Patent number: 8807234
    Abstract: An automated storage system is presented, in which a stacker crane can properly operate even in a high temperature environment, while simplifying the construction of the system facility. The automated storage system includes articles storage racks having a plurality of storage spaces for storing articles; a stacker crane 3 which freely travels along the travelling path, and a ground controller H which is on the ground side to control the operation of the stacker crane, and a fire fighting nozzles 26 on the platform 20. The article storage racks and the stacker crane are located in a high temperature environmental space Z2, while the extinguishant supply source 27 and the ground side controller are in a normal temperature environmental space Z1. A control line 31 is established from the ground side controller and the stacker crane, and a fire fighting hose 30 is from the extinguishant supply source to the fire fighting nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masashi Ariizumi
  • Patent number: 8794341
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for fire suppression and containment is provided in accordance with one embodiment of the invention. A conduit with a plurality of nozzle connections, in various configurations to create specific fire suppressant discharge patterns. Each conduit can be operated individually or connected to another conduit by a predetermined length of hose forming a contiguous system, traversing large areas of land. The invention and components form a multipurpose fire suppression apparatus. The system can be operated remotely or manually. An alternative embodiment can be installed in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Each system can be custom designed based upon environmental engineering requirements and system application—with regard to conduit diameters, material composition, shape, length and nozzle design without leaving the core design. The system components can also incorporate sensors, monitoring devices, robotics (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: John Wayne Howard, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140209330
    Abstract: A fire retardant delivery system for protection from wildfire is provided. The system includes a retardant tank for storing a fire retardant and a carrier tank for storing a carrier for the fire retardant. Alternatively, the system includes a fire retardant tank fluidly coupled with a carrier provided from a suitable source. The retardant tank and the carrier joined in a tank arrangement. A supply of a motive source is in fluid communication with the tank arrangement. An activation system disperses the supply of the motive source into the tank arrangement so that the fire retardant and the carrier are mixed into a fire retardant and carrier mixture after actuation of the activation system. At least one distribution nozzle delivers the fire retardant and carrier mixture to a desired area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HAS LLC
    Inventors: Harry Statter, Tom Barrett, Stephen C. Haeske
  • Publication number: 20140209333
    Abstract: Disclosed is a safety ladder for protecting a lineman or firefighter from a flash fire. The ladder has the appearance of a conventional ladder but includes interlocking plates positioned in between the rungs along the rails. Attached to the plates are fluid conduits that allow for the dispensing of a hydrated super absorbent polymer having superior fire suppression to be sprayed over an individual using the ladder should a fire erupt. The mounting plates have spray nozzles attached to the conduit located along the rails of the ladder so as to not infer with normal use of the ladder. A pressurized container of hydrated super absorbent polymer is coupled to the ladder. The hydrated super absorbent polymer is discharged through a solenoid valve which can be operated by the individual using the ladder with a button attached to the ladder or activated by a heat sensor attached to the ladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Cordani
  • Patent number: 8746355
    Abstract: A fire-extinguishing bomb that can be pre-programmed to explode 2-200 feet above the ground or tree line. The bomb employs a laser or barometric altitude sensor in combination with a GPS-altitude sensor for failsafe detonation with extreme accuracy at the proper altitude. The redundant failsafe altitude-dependent detonation system ruptures a container carrying a payload of wet or dry fire retardant/suppressant, preferably dry environmentally-friendly fire-retardant powder having no toxicity and having fertilizer properties. Upon detonation the device coats the ground below with a uniform fire extinguishing coating. The core components of the bomb can be biodegradable, or alternatively can be readily retrieved and reused after each activation, thereby increasing both economy and reducing environmental concerns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Joseph Demmitt
  • Patent number: 8733465
    Abstract: A device for suppressing fires generated by lithium-ion batteries exhibiting thermal runaway. The device can include a thermally insulating enclosure for housing one or more battery cells. A fluid delivery system having a heat/temperature sensitive tube passes through each enclosure and contains an agent capable of extinguishing fires. When the cell or battery starts to undergo thermal runaway, the increase in temperature or the eruption of open flame causes the fluid delivery system to rupture inside the enclosure. The agent leaks out of the rupture and is transported into the enclosure and onto the malfunctioning cell or battery. Any fire is suppressed and the cell or battery is cooled down by the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: LITHFIRE-X, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald Grattan Flood, Ronald Michael Butler
  • Publication number: 20140124224
    Abstract: An air cleaning system (10) is disclosed comprising a fire protection system. The fire protection system comprises at least one of (i) a spark arrestor (21), (ii) a particle feeder (31), (iii) a fire detection system; and (iv) a fire extinguishing system. A preferred spark arrestor comprises a particle pre-separator (22). A preferred particle pre-separator has a core-and-vane assembly that prevents air traveling through the particle pre-separator from traveling in a straight line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Berghuijs, Jeroen Crezee, Cees Knijn
  • Patent number: 8695720
    Abstract: A fireproof system is provided for protecting a structure during a fire event. The system includes a fire resistant panel defining a first attachment opening and disposed adjacent to the structure; a canister including a side wall defining a first end and a second end, and an end wall enclosing the first end and defining a second attachment opening that is aligned with the first attachment opening; a fastener extending through the canister at the second attachment opening and the fire resistant panel at the first attachment opening such that the canister, the fire resistant panel, and the structure are fastened together; and a fire retardant agent disposed within the canister in an inactive condition and configured to transition out of the second end of the canister in an active condition at a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Justin C. Mickelsen, Dave Dischinger, Martin Baker
  • Publication number: 20140060859
    Abstract: Abatement of combustion by Li-ion battery is achieved by positioning a mixture comprising a thermally destabilizable solid fluoropolymer and a fluorinated composition with respect to the battery, the positioning being effective to provide the abatement of combustion of the battery, the mixture preferably being a semi-solid and having the proximity to the battery to provide the combustion abatement effect, preferably as a coating on at least a portion of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: EI DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis J. Kountz, James R. Hoover, George Martin Pruce
  • Patent number: 8657022
    Abstract: A fire detection system includes a detection tube and a sensing device. The detection tube contains a sensing fluid having a first physical condition and a second physical condition. The sensing fluid is in the first physical condition below a temperature threshold, and is in the second physical condition above the temperature threshold. The sensing fluid is at least partially liquid in the first physical condition. The sensing device is movable to open in response to a transition of a portion of the sensing fluid from the first physical condition to the second physical condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Smith, Robert G. Dunster, Paul Rennie, Beth A. Jones
  • Patent number: 8622147
    Abstract: Stovetop fires are among the more prevalent of resident fire hazards and smoke detectors are among the most prevalent and economical forms of residential fire alarms. Automatic stovetop fire extinguishers can prevent property damage and even personal injury; however, these stovetop fire extinguishers may also limit smoke emissions and the subsequent detection of smoke. While an initial fire may be efficiently subdued by an automatic stovetop fire extinguisher, it is often desirable to alert present and future occupants of a fire hazardous condition. A sound based fire alarm system and method are described herein, which detects a sound burst emitted upon deployment of an automatic stovetop fire extinguisher and triggers a continuous fire alarm to alert occupants of a potentially fire hazardous condition. Alarm signals can be audible, visual, or both. The system may be a stand alone system and use battery power for affordability and ease of installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: WilliamsRDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent W. Williams, Andrew W. Stell, Preston N. Weintraub
  • Publication number: 20130306335
    Abstract: A device for suppressing fire inside a container includes a support structure configured to be mounted inside a vehicle at a position associated with at least one location configured to receive a container. The device further includes a deployment structure coupled to the support structure and a penetrator assembly coupled to the deployment structure. The penetrator assembly includes a nozzle having a tip configured to pierce a container and an actuator associated with the nozzle. The actuator is configured to extend the tip of the nozzle such that it pierces a container. The support structure and the deployment structure are configured such that the penetrator assembly is movable in at least one plane with respect to the support structure, and the penetrator assembly is configured to receive fire suppressant and direct the fire suppressant into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Mark R. PETZINGER
  • Patent number: 8584768
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly includes a nozzle body with an inlet, an outlet, and a passageway extending from the inlet to the outlet, and with the passageway having a flow area and a fixed diameter at the outlet. A lever is supported at the nozzle body, and the nozzle assembly further includes an actuator, which is supported by the nozzle body and configured for varying the cross-section of the flow area through the outlet in response to the lever being moved relative to the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Trapp, Don E. Sjolin
  • Publication number: 20130277071
    Abstract: In a method or in a device for fighting or preventing fires in the interior, on the surface, or in the surroundings of an electrochemical energy store, a unit is provided which ensures that the concentration of an inert gas or of a mixture of inert gases in the interior, on the surface, or in the surroundings of the electrochemical energy store does not fall below a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Li-Tec Battery GmbH
    Inventor: Tim Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8505642
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a dual stage hazard suppression system according to various aspects of the present invention include a housing containing a first hazard control material that is configured to be located close to a hazard source and a container containing a second hazard control material located at a distance from the hazard source. The housing may be configured to release the first hazard control material in response to a breach of the housing and/or the hazard source. The container may be configured for a timed release of the second hazard control material in response to the release of the first hazard control material. Alternatively, a sensor may be used to trigger the release of the second hazard control material in response to a triggering event separate from the initial breach of the housing and/or the hazard source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Firetrace USA, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Cashion, Dustin C. Moran, Matthew Sampson, William A. Eckholm
  • Publication number: 20130199805
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bun fire suppression system that includes a wand, a valve, and a hose. The wand is configured to pierce into a foam bun. The wand further includes a plurality of holes extending from the hollow portion inside the wand to the exterior of the wand. The valve is coupled to the wand and is in fluid communication with the hollow portion of the wand. The valve includes a shut-off that selectively stops and releases water flow from the valve to the hollow portion of the wand. The hose is coupled to a water source to direct water to the wand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: FLEXIBLE FOAM PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: FLEXIBLE FOAM PRODUCTS, INC.
  • Patent number: 8496067
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide a device for protecting an inner space of an object against fire, including a housing provided with at least one passage opening; an aerosol-forming extinguishing element arranged in the housing and which may include a container for holding extinguishing material which can be activated at a fixed activating temperature; at least one outlet opening which can be connected to the passage opening in the housing and along which the activated extinguishing material can be carried into the inner space of the object so as to extinguish the fire; an activating element for bringing at least part of the extinguishing material to the activation temperature; at least one detection unit arranged in or close to the housing for detecting at least one physical and/or chemical parameter representative of fire in the inner space; and a control unit arranged in the housing for causing thermal activation of the extinguishing element by the activating element when a preset activation value of the detect
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventors: Fernandus Cornelis Koelewijn, Pieter Plaizier
  • Patent number: 8490710
    Abstract: In-computer fire suppression, the computer comprising an in-computer flame detector and an in-computer fire extinguisher including detecting, by an in-computer flame detector, a flame, releasing, by the in-computer fire extinguisher, an extinguishing agent in response to the flame detector detecting the flame; and disabling the power supply to the computer having within it the in-computer flame detector and the in-computer fire extinguisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew R. Archibald, Jerrod K. Buterbaugh
  • Patent number: 8485271
    Abstract: In-computer fire suppression, the computer comprising an in-computer flame detector and an in-computer fire extinguisher including detecting, by an in-computer flame detector, a flame, releasing, by the in-computer fire extinguisher, an extinguishing agent in response to the flame detector detecting the flame; and disabling the power supply to the computer having within it the in-computer flame detector and the in-computer fire extinguisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew R. Archibald, Jerrod K. Buterbaugh
  • Patent number: 8480035
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an aerial delivery system configured to be deployed from an aircraft comprises a base, a sleeve generally configured to be positioned on the base, a bag configured to receive at least one liquid and a lid assembly attached to the bag using at least one strap. In some embodiments, the strap is attached to the bag in a manner that causes the bag to be selectively compromised once the aerial delivery system is deployed from an aircraft. In one embodiment, the system comprises a cellulose-based material. In other arrangements, the bag comprises polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Caylym Technologies International, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Goddard, Michael Perlongo
  • Patent number: 8480034
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an aerial delivery system configured to be deployed from an aircraft comprises a base, a sleeve generally configured to be positioned on the base, a bag configured to receive at least one liquid and a lid assembly attached to the bag using at least one strap. In some embodiments, the strap is attached to the bag in a manner that causes the bag to be selectively compromised once the aerial delivery system is deployed from an aircraft. In one embodiment, the system comprises a cellulose-based material. In other arrangements, the bag comprises polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Caylym Technologies International, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Goddard, Michael Perlongo
  • Patent number: 8403070
    Abstract: A cover system and method of automated deployment for protecting structures from fire dangers uses water pressure to force fire resistant rolls and folded arrangements of materials to deploy when a water valve is triggered by high heat. Water then is forced through sprinkler hoses on the interior of the deployed materials to maintain a wet condition on the interior surface of the deployed covers and also on the exterior of the building that is being protected. The water is collected in pockets of the deployed material which anchors it in place and pumps within the pockets return the water to a distribution manifold on the roof of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Ryan Lowe
  • Publication number: 20130056231
    Abstract: An electrical domestic appliance includes a fire-prevention medium for fighting a fire in the domestic appliance in an early stage. The fire-prevention medium includes an active substance, which releases water, carbon dioxide and/or nitrogen under the effect of heat at a temperature below 100° C. The fire-prevention medium has a core, which contains the active substance and a carrier material, and a shell, which surrounds the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERÄTE GMBH
    Inventors: Brian Chatot, Frank Kohlrusch, Günter Steffens
  • Patent number: 8381826
    Abstract: A fire fighting robot including a frame assembly and a fire extinguishing mechanism disposed on or within the frame assembly for ejecting a fire suppressant onto a fire. The robot also includes a caterpillar type of drive including a left and a right endless metal belt or track with an independent drive unit on each side of the robot. The left and the right motor are provided for rotating the endless belts to move the robot in a forward or rearward direction. Retractable illumination and video means for displaying a remote image of the area around the robot are provided. The robot also includes a mechanism for connecting the fire extinguishing mechanism to a source of water or other fire suppressant and for positioning a stream of suppressant onto a fire. In addition, the robot includes a pair of cooling fans and sprinkler system for maintaining the robot at an acceptable temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Hadi A. Al-Azemi
  • Patent number: 8371392
    Abstract: The invention provides a fire extinguishing apparatus. The fire extinguishing apparatus includes a holding unit for holding various components of the fire extinguishing apparatus. The fire extinguishing apparatus also includes one or more tubes which are operatively coupled to the holding unit. The one or more tubes are capable of rotating with respect to the holding unit, such that an axis of rotation of a tube is angled at a predetermined angle to the earth surface. Further, each tube of the one or more tubes includes one or more nozzles for dispersing a fire extinguishing fluid to a location of the fire. The fire extinguishing fluid is supplied to the one or more tubes through a fluid supplying unit. The fluid supplying unit and the one or more tubes are held together by the holding unit in a suspended manner above the location of the fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
    Inventor: Mazen A. Ba-abbad
  • Patent number: 8360163
    Abstract: Fire-extinguishing system in an air filter system has an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber with a filter wall therebetween. The system includes a first and second sensor, a first and second fire extinguisher, and a control unit, the first sensor and the first extinguisher being disposed in the inlet chamber, the second extinguisher in an outlet chamber and the second sensor being disposed in an outlet of the outlet chamber. The control unit is connected to the first and second sensors, and to the first and second extinguishers. The control unit records a first and second fire-detection signal in the inlet chamber and the outlet, respectively; compares the first and second signals to an associated threshold value for fire; determines at which location within the inlet and outlet chamber the fire is burning, depending on the comparison; selects which of the first and at least one second extinguisher is located near the determined position, and activates one or more selected extinguishers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Antonius Theodorus Cecilianus Hauzer
  • Publication number: 20120273241
    Abstract: An overhaul line system includes a manifold that is attachable to, or formed integral with an attack nozzle. The manifold provides at least one quick connect coupling that allows an overhaul line to be connected to the manifold and to receive fire suppressing fluid from that manifold into a hose. The overhaul line has an elongated nozzle at its end remote from the quick connect coupling. A flow control valve is interposed between the elongated nozzle and the remote end of the overhaul line. A water treatment cartridge container can also be situated adjacent the flow control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Stanley Coulthard, JR.