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1. (WO2014201282) WATER TANK WITH FREE-FLOATING VALVE MEMBER

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/201282    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/042173
Publication Date: Fri Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 13 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: E03D 1/30
Applicants: KOHLER CO.
Inventors: AHOLA, Billy Jack
SMITH, Andrew
WESTPHAL, Lawrence
SWART, Peter W.
BAUMGARTNER, Mark E.
DUWELL, Larry
BOGENSCHUETZ, Don
VETTING, Tobin
EMMERLING, John
Title: WATER TANK WITH FREE-FLOATING VALVE MEMBER
Abstract:
The application relates to a water tank for a toilet. The water tank includes a first chamber (26) comprising an orifice (36) for connecting to a toilet bowl and a second chamber (18) with a check valve (48) that fluidly connects to the first chamber. The water tank further includes a free-floating member (44) within the first chamber that is not coupled to any other component and that is configured to selectively engage with and disengage from the orifice to selectively block or allow a flow of water through the orifice. The free-floating member can be selectively disengaged from the orifice by releasing the differential pressure within the second chamber of the water tank thus enabling to equalize the water levels (150, 152) within both chambers.