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1. (WO2018076203) WATER DETECTION AND SHUT-OFF SYSTEM AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/076203    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2016/103377
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 27 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F16K 17/36
F16K 37/00
F17D 5/02
Applicants: ELEXA CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC.
Inventors: SZE, Chun Kuen
BEGER, Larry
CWIOKOWSKI, Mateusz
Title: WATER DETECTION AND SHUT-OFF SYSTEM AND METHODS
Abstract:
A water detection and shut-off system is disclosed. The water detection and shut-off system may be battery powered and include a water detector (110), a satellite water detector (130), and a water shut-off mechanism (200). The detectors (110, 130) and shut-off mechanism (200) may be communicatively coupled via one or more communication links (170) to a client component (180) such as a smartphone app. Upon detecting the presence of unwanted water, the shut-off mechanism (200) may operate an electric motor (218) to close a water shut-off valve (252) to prevent flooding or water damage.