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1. (WO2007001762) RAPID HOT WATER APPARATUS AND METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/001762 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/021999
Publication Date: 04.01.2007 International Filing Date: 07.06.2006
IPC:
G05D 7/06 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
05
CONTROLLING; REGULATING
D
SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
7
Control of flow
06
characterised by the use of electric means
Applicants:
ADAMS, Charles, L. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
ADAMS, Charles, L.; US
Agent:
GUNTER, Charles, D., Jr.; Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Sawyer, LLP 301 Commerce Street, Suite 3500 Fort Worth, TX 76102-4186, US
Priority Data:
11/167,79827.06.2005US
Title (EN) RAPID HOT WATER APPARATUS AND METHOD
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE DISTRIBUTION RAPIDE D'EAU CHAUDE
Abstract:
(EN) An apparatus is shown for attachment to a plumbing system for the rapid on-demand delivery of hot water through the plumbing system to an ultimate point of use. The apparatus includes a diverter valve located in a hot water supply line upstream of the point of use. The diverter valve is actuated for a predetermined interval by a user to initially purge cold water from the hot water line to a drain. After the preset interval, the valve automatically closes. The initial diversion of cold water standing in the water supply line causes rapid delivery of hot water to the point of use once the diverter valve has completed its cycle.
(FR) L'invention concerne un appareil permettant de fixer un système de plomberie afin de distribuer rapidement à la demande de l'eau chaude via ledit système de plomberie vers un point d'utilisation ultime. Ledit appareil comprend une vanne de dérivation située en amont de la ligne d'alimentation d'eau chaude du point d'utilisation. La vanne de dérivation est actionnée à intervalles prédéterminés par un utilisateur afin de purger d'abord la ligne d'eau chaude de l'eau froide vers un drain. Après un intervalle prédéfini, la vanne se ferme automatiquement. La dérivation initiale de l'eau froide stagnant dans la ligne d'alimentation d'eau entraîne la distribution rapide de l'eau chaude au point d'utilisation une fois que la vanne de dérivation a effectué son cycle.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
CA2614923