Emergency Fountains Patents (Class 4/620)
  • Patent number: 9260849
    Abstract: A release device for releasing a flowable preparation includes an electrical energy source, a control unit connected to the energy source, a sensor unit, a release element and an acoustic transducer. The sensor unit is a piezoelectric element suitable for picking up sound waves and/or structure-borne noise from the surrounding environment and converting them into a sensor signal which is converted in the control unit into a control signal for the release element. The release element is the same piezoelectric element and is supplied with electrical signals from the control unit and sprays at least one first preparation from at least one first container. The acoustic transducer is the same piezoelectric element and is supplied with electrical signals from the control unit, which electrical signals are converted by the piezoelectric element into audible acoustic signals in a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Daniel Frey, Cedric Zaugg, Amir Feriani, Jean-Paul Sandoz
  • Publication number: 20150113725
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for washing systems, both industrial and residential. Some embodiments pertain to face washing systems that provide a gentle upward flow of water for washing a person's face, but which can be easily reconfigured to provide a downward flow of aerated water for washing of the user's hands. Other embodiments pertain to visual indicators to help a user in a dark environment in the use of an emergency eyewash system. Yet other embodiments pertain to eyewashing systems incorporating filters that are automatically flushed of debris. Still further embodiments pertain to emergency eyewashing systems in which a mixing chamber is located downstream of a thermostatically controlled valve to reduce the possibility of a hot temperature spike being provided to the eyewashing outlet apertures, which could be harmful to users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Robert B. Eveleigh, Thomas R. Baker, Cameron West
  • Patent number: 8845602
    Abstract: Individual portable device (1) for eye bath, comprising a receptacle (5) with narrow neck (4) enclosing a sterile liquid for eye bath and an eye cup (2) provided with a sleeve interlocked on the neck; an elastically deformable and heat-stable seal (6) has an at least L-shaped section and rests on the rim (7) of the neck of the receptacle; the skirt (6a) defining the large leg of the L is clamped between the sleeve of the eye cup and the neck of the receptacle; thus the eye cup (2) is secured to the receptacle (5) in a leaktight manner regardless of the deformations undergone by the neck of the receptacle and the sleeve of the eye cup during heat sterilization treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Prevor International
    Inventors: Joël Blomet, Patrick Cailly, Michel Hanek
  • Publication number: 20140283295
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and apparatus for tempering the temperature of a liquid in a fluid conducting system. More particularly, some embodiments of the invention relates to tempering the temperature of water supplied to a fixture from a water heater in a fluid conducting system. The system can include a heater for heating the fluid and a diffuser for slowing the rate at which water provided to a decontamination fixture is heated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Magarl LLC
    Inventors: Robert Eveleigh, Gary Cook
  • Patent number: 8839468
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash unit includes a pair of water discharge ports oriented to produce a pair of upwardly directed, diverging water streams for inside-out flush flow of contaminants from a person's eyes. These eyewash streams can be combined with a plurality of smaller upwardly directed facewash streams for flushing contaminants from a person's face. The eyewash and/or facewash streams are produced by an eyewash body adapted for rotatable mounting onto a water supply conduit, with a locking clip normally preventing undesired rotational disassembly. The eyewash body may be used in combination with an overhead emergency shower which, in one preferred form, includes a shower spray head carrying multiple flow control and flow shaper elements to produce a substantially uniformly dispersed shower spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Haws Corporation
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, Ian T. Roberts, Joshua D. Linn
  • Patent number: 8832872
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash valve which can be connected to an IV fluid bag or other reservoir of fluid easily controllable flow of liquid to two eye wash arms which are independently positionable to dispense the liquid into the eyes of a patient in need of emergency eye wash. In addition, the valve has a base member which can be affixed via a biocompatible adhesive to the patient (for example on the forehead or bridge of the nose) to hold the valve in position so that it does not have to held in place by a person during the eye washing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Dudley
  • Patent number: 8747374
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash unit includes a pair of water discharge ports oriented to produce a pair of upwardly directed, diverging water streams for inside-out flush flow of contaminants from a person's eyes. These eyewash streams can be combined with a plurality of smaller upwardly directed facewash streams for flushing contaminants from a person's face. The eyewash and/or facewash streams are produced by an eyewash body adapted for rotatable mounting onto a water supply conduit, with a locking clip normally preventing undesired rotational disassembly. The eyewash body may be used in combination with an overhead emergency shower which, in one preferred form, includes a shower spray head carrying multiple flow control and flow shaper elements to produce a substantially uniformly dispersed shower spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Haws Corporation
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, Ian T. Roberts, Joshua D. Linn
  • Publication number: 20140047634
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash unit includes a pair of water discharge ports oriented to produce a pair of upwardly directed, diverging water streams for inside-out flush flow of contaminants from a person's eyes. These eyewash streams can be combined with a plurality of smaller upwardly directed facewash streams for flushing contaminants from a person's face. The eyewash and/or facewash streams are produced by an eyewash body adapted for rotatable mounting onto a water supply conduit, with a locking clip normally preventing undesired rotational disassembly. The eyewash body may be used in combination with an overhead emergency shower which, in one preferred form, includes a shower spray head carrying multiple flow control and flow shaper elements to produce a substantially uniformly dispersed shower spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Haws Corporation
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, Ian T. Roberts, Joshua D. Linn
  • Publication number: 20140047633
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash unit includes a pair of water discharge ports oriented to produce a pair of upwardly directed, diverging water streams for inside-out flush flow of contaminants from a person's eyes. These eyewash streams can be combined with a plurality of smaller upwardly directed facewash streams for flushing contaminants from a person's face. The eyewash and/or facewash streams are produced by an eyewash body adapted for rotatable mounting onto a water supply conduit, with a locking clip normally preventing undesired rotational disassembly. The eyewash body may be used in combination with an overhead emergency shower which, in one preferred form, includes a shower spray head carrying multiple flow control and flow shaper elements to produce a substantially uniformly dispersed shower spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: HAWS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, IAN T. ROBERTS, JOSHUA D. LINN
  • Publication number: 20130340160
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing tempered water to an emergency wash system. Various embodiments include simple, reliable, low-cost flow regulators to reliably provide adequate emergency wash flows. Yet other embodiments include one or more features that consider the special needs of a person temporarily blinded, and include those persons having disabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MAGARL, LLC
    Inventor: MAGARL, LLC
  • Patent number: 8595869
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and apparatus for tempering the temperature of a liquid in a fluid conducting system. More particularly, some embodiments of the invention relates to tempering the temperature of water supplied to a fixture from a water heater in a fluid conducting system. The system can include a heater for heating the fluid and a diffuser for slowing the rate at which water provided to a decontamination fixture is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Magarl, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Eveleigh, Gary Cook
  • Patent number: 8591479
    Abstract: A gravity-fed, emergency eyewash station includes a flow regulator in the feed line between the solution bag and the dispensing nozzle to maintain a constant flow rate throughout the entire activation time frame. The flow regulator uses a float valve to variably open and close an orifice that feeds the dispensing nozzle. Solution enters the flow regulator from an orifice at the top and leaves from an opening at the bottom. Solution flowing into and out of the regulator quickly reaches an equilibrium state, resulting in a constant flow rate for the entire activation time frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Allen Boissonneault, Kelli Piotti
  • Patent number: 8566974
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash unit includes a pair of water discharge ports oriented to produce a pair of upwardly directed, diverging water streams for inside-out flush flow of contaminants from a person's eyes. These eyewash streams can be combined with a plurality of smaller upwardly directed facewash streams for flushing contaminants from a person's face. The eyewash and/or facewash streams are produced by an eyewash body adapted for rotatable mounting onto a water supply conduit, with a locking clip normally preventing undesired rotational disassembly. The eyewash body may be used in combination with an overhead emergency shower which, in one preferred form, includes a shower spray head carrying multiple flow control and flow shaper elements to produce a substantially uniformly dispersed shower spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Haws Corporation
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, Ian T Roberts, Joshua D. Linn
  • Patent number: 8490895
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a flow of fluid in an emergency fixture includes a body; and a control element at least partially located in the body and configured to impart rotation into the fluid flow. The control element includes a first substantially cylindrical member defining a first outlet portion, the first outlet portion configured to guide a first portion of the fluid flow out of the control element as an axial flow; a second substantially cylindrical member coupled to the first member; and a plurality of radially extending members extending between the first member and the second member, each of the plurality of members comprising a deflection surface angled relative to a second portion of flow and configured to cause rotation of the second portion of flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Jaworski, Timothy E. Perrin, Kevin B. Kline
  • Patent number: 8435220
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash station is disclosed. The emergency eyewash station includes a reservoir containing an eyewash fluid and a mechanism for dispensing the eyewash fluid from the reservoir to wash an injured person's eyes. An expandable container is configured and arranged to collect used eyewash fluid after the eyewash fluid has been dispensed to wash the injured person's eyes. The station can be further enhanced by equipping the expandable container with a pair of straps configured to compress the reservoir thereby providing a gravity assist to dispensing eyewash fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sperian Eye and Face Protection, Inc. a Delaware corporation
    Inventors: Daniel P. Smith, David J. Copeland, Michael C. Pereira
  • Publication number: 20130042403
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash unit includes a pair of water discharge ports oriented to produce a pair of upwardly directed, diverging water streams for inside-out flush flow of contaminants from a person's eyes. These eyewash streams can be combined with a plurality of smaller upwardly directed facewash streams for flushing contaminants from a person's face. The eyewash and/or facewash streams are produced by an eyewash body adapted for rotatable mounting onto a water supply conduit, with a locking clip normally preventing undesired rotational disassembly. The eyewash body may be used in combination with an overhead emergency shower which, in one preferred form, includes a shower spray head carrying multiple flow control and flow shaper elements to produce a substantially uniformly dispersed shower spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, Ian T. Roberts, Joshua D. Linn
  • Patent number: 8371825
    Abstract: A retrofit kit for an emergency eyewash station and method of retrofitting a plumbed emergency eyewash station is disclosed. The kit includes a sterile eyewash fluid source. A pump assembly having an input port and an output port is also included. The input port is configured to connect to a dispensing structure of a plumbed eyewash station and the output port is configured to connect to the sterile eyewash fluid source. A drive assembly is configured to drive the pump assembly to draw sterile eyewash fluid from the sterile eyewash fluid source and discharge it through the dispensing structure of the plumbed eyewash station. The eyewash fluid discharged from the dispensing structure is configured to drain through a discharge of the plumbed eyewash station and away from the plumbed eyewash station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sperian Eye & Face Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Devinat, David J. Copeland, Michael C. Pereira
  • Patent number: 8316477
    Abstract: A cartridge for an emergency eyewash stations is disclosed. The cartridge assembly includes a housing having a front section and a back section that couple together. The front section has a surface defining an opening into the housing. A sealed, fluid-containing bladder having a dispensing port is contained within the housing. A bracket is configured and arranged to couple to the opening on the front section of the housing such that the dispensing port is captured in a fixed position between the bracket and the surface on the front section defining the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sperian Eye & Face Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P Smith, Benoit Devinat, Michael C. Pereira
  • Patent number: 8316478
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash unit includes a pair of water discharge ports oriented to produce a pair of upwardly directed, diverging water streams for inside-out flush flow of contaminants from a person's eyes. These eyewash streams can be combined with a plurality of smaller upwardly directed facewash streams for flushing contaminants from a person's face. The eyewash and/or facewash streams are produced by an eyewash body adapted for rotatable mounting onto a water supply conduit, with a locking clip normally preventing undesired rotational disassembly. The eyewash body may be used in combination with an overhead emergency shower which, in one preferred form, includes a shower spray head carrying multiple flow control and flow shaper elements to produce a substantially uniformly dispersed shower spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Haws Corporation
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, Ian T. Roberts, Joshua D. Linn
  • Publication number: 20120240328
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash valve which can be connected to an IV fluid bag or other reservoir of fluid easily controllable flow of liquid to two eye wash arms which are independently positionable to dispense the liquid into the eyes of a patient in need of emergency eye wash. In addition, the valve has a base member which can be affixed via a biocompatible adhesive to the patient (for example on the forehead or bridge of the nose) to hold the valve in position so that it does not have to held in place by a person during the eye washing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Gary Dudley
  • Publication number: 20120186010
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash system having a support panel and a pair of brackets for holding two bag assemblies containing sterile and sealed eye wash solution. The bag assemblies are connected by hoses to a pair of nozzles mounted on a pivotal tray assembly. When the system is dormant, the tray assembly is in a vertical closed position. When there is an emergency, a user pulls on a pivotal handle to puncture membranes in the hoses and to lower the tray assembly to cause flow from the bags to the nozzles to the user's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: ENCON SAFETY PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Robert James Johnson, David G. Key, Kenneth J. Buras, JR., Troy A. Della Fiora, Jim R. Dulaney
  • Patent number: 8209796
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and apparatus for tempering the temperature of a liquid in a fluid conducting system. More particularly, the invention relates to tempering the temperature of water supplied to a fixture from a water heater in a fluid conducting system. In some embodiments, the invention includes a restrictor for decreasing the fluid pressure in one of the hot inlet or cold inlet of the mixing valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Magarl, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Eveleigh, Gary Cook
  • Patent number: 8205279
    Abstract: A pump assembly for an emergency eyewash station and method of retrofitting a plumbed emergency eyewash station is disclosed. The pump is configured into two parts, an impeller assembly and a drive assembly, that are configured to couple together. The impeller assembly is isolated from the drive assembly and can be easily replaced to ensure a sterile fluid path is maintained for the eyewash fluid. The drive assembly can be fluid powered or an electric motor as desired. The present invention allows a plumbed eyewash station to be retrofitted to use a sterile eyewash fluid. The present invention can also be used in portable eyewash station units too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sperian Eye & Face Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Devinat, David J. Copeland, Michael C. Pereira
  • Patent number: 8196235
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash valve which can be connected to an IV fluid bag or other reservoir of fluid easily controllable flow of liquid to two eye wash arms which are independently positionable to dispense the liquid into the eyes of a patient in need of emergency eye wash. In addition, the valve has a base member which can be affixed via a biocompatible adhesive to the patient (for example on the forehead or bridge of the nose) to hold the valve in position so that it does not have to held in place by a person during the eye washing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Gary Dudley
  • Publication number: 20120096639
    Abstract: A faucet mounted eyewash unit for installation onto the discharge end of a standard faucet spout. The eyewash unit in a normal faucet mode position permits uninterrupted water flow through the faucet spout. In an eyewash mode, a portion of the eyewash unit is rotated quickly and easily to orient a pair of eyewash discharge ports in upwardly open positions, and to couple these eyewash discharge ports to the water flow for upward trajection of a pair of eyewash flushing streams. The eyewash unit further includes a thermostat for preventing hot water flow above a selected temperature level to the eyewash discharge ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: HAWS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Stanley, Ian T. Roberts, Zoltan Goncze
  • Publication number: 20120073043
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a flow of fluid in an emergency fixture includes a body; and a control element at least partially located in the body and configured to impart rotation into the fluid flow. The control element includes a first substantially cylindrical member defining a first outlet portion, the first outlet portion configured to guide a first portion of the fluid flow out of the control element as an axial flow; a second substantially cylindrical member coupled to the first member; and a plurality of radially extending members extending between the first member and the second member, each of the plurality of members comprising a deflection surface angled relative to a second portion of flow and configured to cause rotation of the second portion of flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Jaworski, Timothy E. Perrin, Kevin B. Kline
  • Patent number: 8113446
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a flow of fluid in an emergency fixture is disclosed. The apparatus includes a body and a control element at least partially located in the body and configured to impart rotation into the fluid flow. The control element includes an inlet that receives the fluid flow. The control element also includes a first outlet portion configured to guide a first portion of the fluid flow out of the control element as an axial flow and a second outlet portion configured to provide rotation to a second portion of the fluid flow relative to the axial flow. The first portion of the fluid flow exits the control element at a position downstream from the position that the second portion of the fluid flow exits the control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin B. Kline, Robert K. Larson, Kevin M. Kohlwey
  • Patent number: 8060957
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash system having a support panel and a pair of brackets for holding two bag assemblies containing sterile and sealed eye wash solution. The bag assemblies are connected by hoses to a pair of nozzles mounted on a pivotal tray assembly. When the system is dormant, the tray assembly is in a vertical closed position. When there is an emergency, a user pulls on a pivotal handle to puncture membranes in the hoses and to lower the tray assembly to cause flow from the bags to the nozzles to the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Encon Safety Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Johnson, David G. Key, Kenneth J. Buras, Jr., Troy A. Della Fiora, Jim R. Dulaney
  • Publication number: 20110225725
    Abstract: A portable eyewash assembly comprising a keg-style container filled with liquid under pressure, eyewash components for emergency flushing of one's eyes, and an adapter connecting the eyewash components to the keg in fluid communication. Additionally, the eyewash assembly can include a handheld hose component for other, non-eye related emergencies connected to the adaptor. Additional components, such as a pressure gauge, relief valve and air in-take valve can also be connected to the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Steven A. Kersten
  • Patent number: 8001628
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and apparatus for tempering the temperature of a liquid in a fluid conducting system. More particularly, some embodiments of the invention relates to tempering the temperature of water supplied to a fixture from a water heater in a fluid conducting system. The system can include a heater for heating the fluid and a diffuser for slowing the rate at which water provided to a decontamination fixture is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Magarl, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Eveleigh, Gary Cook
  • Publication number: 20110056015
    Abstract: An emergency wash system configured to dispense a fluid is disclosed. The system comprises a receptacle and a dispenser assembly disposed at least partially over the receptacle. The dispenser assembly comprises a fluid inlet portion configured to extend in a substantially horizontal direction when in use and configured to be in fluid communication with a fluid supply. The dispenser assembly also comprises a first outlet portion defining at least one first discharge opening, a second outlet portion defining at least one second discharge opening, a first fluid riser extending upwardly and outwardly from the inlet portion towards the at least one first discharge opening and a second fluid riser extending upwardly and outwardly from the inlet the first fluid riser towards the at least one second discharge opening on a side of the fluid inlet portion opposite the first fluid riser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Timothy E. Perrin, Theodore E. Dhein, Scott M. Kluck
  • Patent number: 7895685
    Abstract: A soaking basin is provided having a disposable liner and a base unit. The liner defines an air chamber and a plurality of apertures defined in a floor of the liner. The base unit includes an air blower system connected to the liner such that air is forced out the apertures of the liner into the liquid. The liner can further include a water-soluble coating of soaking additives adhered thereto. In this manner, the liner and the base unit cooperatively provide a therapeutic soak, even in a salon setting, without sacrificing hygienic practices. Moreover, the basin is cost-effective to manufacture and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Footsie Bath LLC
    Inventors: Genya Vinokur, Sasha Vinokur, Michael Vinokur
  • Patent number: 7857795
    Abstract: An eyewash system for dispensing an eyewash fluid is disclosed. The eyewash system comprises a dispensing assembly having an inlet portion, an outlet portion, and a valve configurable between an open position and a closed position. The eyewash system also comprises a first tank in communication with the inlet portion of the dispensing assembly, and a second tank in communication with the inlet portion of the dispensing assembly. The outlet portion is configured to dispense eyewash fluid from both the first tank and the second tank when the valve is configured in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy E. Perrin, Gerard Val Madritsch, Theodore E. Dhein, Jeffery S. Jaworski
  • Publication number: 20100275366
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash system having a support panel and a pair of brackets for holding two bag assemblies containing sterile and sealed eye wash solution. The bag assemblies are connected by hoses to a pair of nozzles mounted on a pivotal tray assembly. When the system is dormant, the tray assembly is in a vertical closed position. When there is an emergency, a user pulls on a pivotal handle to puncture membranes in the hoses and to lower the tray assembly to cause flow from the bags to the nozzles to the user's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Robert James Johnson, David G. Key, Kenneth J. Buras, JR., Troy A. Della Fiora, Jim R. Dulaney
  • Patent number: 7806348
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a flow of fluid in an emergency fixture is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a first control element at least partially located in the body and configured to impart rotation into the fluid flow. The second control element comprises an inlet that receives fluid, and an outlet that divides the fluid flow into at least a first portion and a second portion. The outlet comprises a first outlet portion and a second outlet portion. The first outlet portion guides the first portion of the flow out of the flow rotation element as an axial flow, and wherein the second outlet portion provides rotation to the second portion of the flow relative to the axial flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin B. Kline, Robert K. Larson, Kevin M. Kohlwey
  • Patent number: 7799003
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash system having a support panel and a pair of brackets for holding two bag assemblies containing sterile and sealed eye wash solution. The bag assemblies are connected by hoses to a pair of nozzles mounted on a pivotal tray assembly. When the system is dormant, the tray assembly is in a vertical closed position. When there is an emergency, a user pulls on a pivotal handle to puncture membranes in the hoses and to lower the tray assembly to cause flow from the bags to the nozzles to the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: ENCON Safety Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Johnson, David G. Key, Kenneth J. Buras, Jr., Troy A. Della Fiora, Jim R. Dulaney
  • Publication number: 20100107327
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and apparatus for tempering the temperature of a liquid in a fluid conducting system. More particularly, the invention relates to tempering the temperature of water supplied to a fixture from a water heater in a fluid conducting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: MAGARL, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Eveleigh, Gary Cook
  • Patent number: 7657950
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and apparatus for tempering the temperature of a liquid in a fluid conducting system. More particularly, some embodiments of the invention relates to tempering the temperature of water supplied to a fixture from a water heater in a fluid conducting system. The system can include a heater for heating the fluid and a diffuser for slowing the rate at which water provided to a decontamination fixture is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Margarl, LLC
    Inventors: Eveleigh Robert, Cook Gary
  • Publication number: 20090288251
    Abstract: An emergency eyewash unit includes a pair of water discharge ports oriented to produce a pair of upwardly directed, diverging water streams for inside-out flush flow of contaminants from a person's eyes. These eyewash streams can be combined with a plurality of smaller upwardly directed facewash streams for flushing contaminants from a person's face. The eyewash and/or facewash streams are produced by an eyewash body adapted for rotatable mounting onto a water supply conduit, with a locking clip normally preventing undesired rotational disassembly. The eyewash body may be used in combination with an overhead emergency shower which, in one preferred form, includes a shower spray head carrying multiple flow control and flow shaper elements to produce a substantially uniformly dispersed shower spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: HAWS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Victor C. Strandberg, Ian T. Roberts, Joshua D. Linn
  • Publication number: 20090241259
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash valve which can be connected to an IV fluid bag or other reservoir of fluid easily controllable flow of liquid to two eye wash arms which are independently positionable to dispense the liquid into the eyes of a patient in need of emergency eye wash. In addition, the valve has a base member which can be affixed via a biocompatible adhesive to the patient (for example on the forehead or bridge of the nose) to hold the valve in position so that it does not have to held in place by a person during the eye washing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Dudley
  • Publication number: 20090007327
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash system having a support panel and a pair of brackets for holding two bag assemblies containing sterile and sealed eye wash solution. The bag assemblies are connected by hoses to a pair of nozzles mounted on a pivotal tray assembly. When the system is dormant, the tray assembly is in a vertical closed position. When there is an emergency, a user pulls on a pivotal handle to puncture membranes in the hoses and to lower the tray assembly to cause flow from the bags to the nozzles to the user's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Robert James Johnson, David G. Key, Kenneth J. Buras, JR., Troy A. Della Fiora, Jim R. Dulaney
  • Publication number: 20080172787
    Abstract: A timer and alert module for an emergency eyewash station is disclosed. The module includes a housing; a control circuit having a timing cycle contained within the housing; a speaker electrically connected to the control circuit; a switch configured and arranged to disable the control circuit; and a sensor configured and arranged to trigger the control circuit to start the timing cycle. The control circuit selectively activates the speaker periodically during the timing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: SPERIAN EYE & FACE PROTECTION, INC.
    Inventors: Deeyu Tao, Raymond A. Boissonneault, Michael C. Pereira
  • Publication number: 20080167632
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash system having a support panel and a pair of brackets for holding two bag assemblies containing sterile and sealed eye wash solution. The bag assemblies are connected by hoses to a pair of nozzles mounted on a pivotal tray assembly. When the system is dormant, the tray assembly is in a vertical closed position. When there is an emergency, a user pulls on a pivotal handle to puncture membranes in the hoses and to lower the tray assembly to cause flow from the bags to the nozzles to the user's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Robert James Johnson, David G. Key, Kenneth J. Buras, Troy A. Della Fiora, Jim R. Dulaney
  • Publication number: 20080141454
    Abstract: Individual portable device (1) for eye bath, comprising a receptacle (5) with narrow neck (4) enclosing a sterile liquid for eye bath and an eye cup (2) provided with a sleeve interlocked on the neck; an elastically deformable and heat-stable seal (6) has an at least L-shaped section and rests on the rim (7) of the neck of the receptacle; the skirt (6a) defining the large leg of the L is clamped between the sleeve of the eye cup and the neck of the receptacle; thus the eye cup (2) is secured to the receptacle (5) in a leaktight manner regardless of the deformations undergone by the neck of the receptacle and the sleeve of the eye cup during heat sterilization treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Joel BLOMET, Patrick Cailly, Michel Hanek
  • Patent number: 7305722
    Abstract: A facial washer is disclosed to include a basin, which has a plurality of water outlets symmetrically arranged on the inside wall thereof at two opposite lateral sides, a plurality of adjustable jet nozzles, which are respectively mounted in the water outlets inside the basin for ejecting a respective stream of water, each having a fixed ball socket and a ball valve rotatably supported in the ball socket for guiding water out of the respective water outlet in the form of a stream of water, and a control device for controlling the supply of water to the adjustable jet nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Yung-Jye Sha, Wen-Chin Liao
  • Patent number: 7278177
    Abstract: A self-contained eye wash station for dispensing flushing fluid having two rigid rectangular containers and a base unit supporting the rigid containers at a fixed height. Each container has an integral fluid/air chamber and is filled with flushing fluid. The containers nest and lock into recesses of the base unit. A spray nozzle is connected to the fluid/air chamber of each rigid container via a flexible tube. The base unit has a pivoting manifold which has an “open” or “closed” position. The spray nozzles lock into snap fixtures on the manifold. Flexible caps cover the spray nozzles. Each fluid/air chamber has a vent opening covered by a flexible cap. The base unit also has a fluid reservoir and a fluid drain. An optional fluid collection container for waste fluid may be provided with the eye wash station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventor: Ken Duffie
  • Patent number: 7254848
    Abstract: An emergency eye wash system having a support panel and a pair of brackets for holding two bag assemblies containing sterile and sealed eye wash solution. The bag assemblies are connected by hoses to a pair of nozzles mounted on a pivotal tray assembly. When the system is dormant, the tray assembly is in a vertical closed position. When there is an emergency, a user pulls on a pivotal handle to puncture membranes in the hoses and to lower the tray assembly to cause flow from the bags to the nozzles to the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: ENCON Safety Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Johnson, David G. Key, Kenneth J. Buras, Jr., Troy A. Della Fiora, Jim R. Dulaney
  • Patent number: 7243381
    Abstract: An emergency water release device comprises heating elements adapted to heat water, a shower and an eyewash, a valve and a controller which sends a first signal to turn off at least one of the plurality of heating elements when a temperature of the water exceeds a predetermined limit, and when a flow rate of the water is reduced to a reduced flow rate, the valve opens so that water is dispersed away from both the shower and the eyewash in an amount equal to the difference between the flow rate and the reduced flow rate. The heating elements form a first set electrically connected in series which provides heat for water to be dispensed by the shower, a second set electrically connected in series which provides heat for water to be dispensed by the eyewash. The first and second set of heating elements can be connected in parallel. The controller may also be configured to send a signal to another valve to open so that unheated water is mixed with heated water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Lutz, II
  • Patent number: 7240853
    Abstract: Emergency showers can go through extended periods of disuse, allowing for the growth of bacteria and other substances in the stagnant water in the supply passages. Water dispensed from such the shower head can come into contact with or be consumed by a user. Embodiments of the invention provide a system that can automatically flush stagnant water from emergency showers on a timed basis to minimize the possibility that contaminated water is delivered to a user. In addition, the automatic stagnant water flushing system according to embodiments of the invention can provide temperature-based flushing systems to avoid the dangers or discomfort associated with the delivery of excessively hot or cold water to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 7240852
    Abstract: Drinking fountains can go through extended periods of disuse, allowing for the growth of bacteria and other substances in the stagnant water in the supply passages. Water dispensed from such the drinking fountain spout can come into contact with or be consumed by a user. Embodiments of the invention provide a system that can automatically flush stagnant water from drinking fountains on a timed basis to minimize the possibility that contaminated water is delivered to a user. In addition, the automatic stagnant water flushing system according to embodiments of the invention can provide temperature-based flushing systems to avoid the dangers or discomfort associated with the delivery of excessively hot or cold water to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas M. Taylor