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Harald Philipp: Time domain capacitive field detector. David Kiewit, March 24, 1998: US05730165 (675 worldwide citation)

A capacitive field sensor, which may be used for the control of a water supply valve in a basin or fountain, employs a single coupling plate to detect a change in capacitance to ground. The apparatus comprises a circuit for charging a sensing electrode and a switching element acting to remove charge ...


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Harald Philipp: Adaptive faucet controller measuring proximity and motion. David Kiewit, October 22, 1996: US05566702 (261 worldwide citation)

An electronically controlled automatic faucet has a pulsed infrared beam intersecting the water stream discharged by the faucet. Infrared signals reflected from the water stream are thus detected in addition to any signals reflected from a user's hand(s). A reasonable approximation of the signal rec ...


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John R Wilson: Automatic faucet. Sloan Valve Company, Kinzer Plyer Dorn McEachran & Jambor, June 25, 1991: US05025516 (156 worldwide citation)

A faucet for automatic operation defining a base and an elongated cantilvered spout body provided with a discharge outlet. A sensing means for automatic operation in the form of an emitter and detector are mounted on the spout body intermediate the base and discharge outlet. The emitter and detector ...


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Daniel C Shaw: Wash station and method of operation. Bauer, Shlesinger Arkwright Garvey, July 16, 1991: US05031258 (149 worldwide citation)

A wash station comprises a sink and a faucet. A source of water and a source of soap are provided. An electrically operated valve is interposed between the water source and the faucet for selectively supplying water thereto, and a pump and valve are interposed between the soap source and the faucet ...


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Walter Rokitenetz deceased, Benjamin H Stansbury Jr: Spray valve with constant actuating force. Modern Faucet Mfg Co, Lackenbach Siegel Marzullo & Aronson, March 31, 1992: US05100055 (148 worldwide citation)

A spray valve is disclosed for controlling and directing the flow of a fluid. The spray valve includes an integral trigger/waterway, that is movable between an open and a closed position, and a non-movable fluid seal that plugs the end of the waterway to prevent the flow of fluid. A spring normally ...


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Harald Philipp: Divided box for valve controller. David Kiewit, September 17, 1996: US05555907 (127 worldwide citation)

An enclosure containing valves, batteries and electronic circuitry controlling the operation of an automatically actuated faucet includes a dividing wall slanted from the horizontal and separating an upper compartment, containing the valves, from a lower compartment containing the control electronic ...


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Anuthep Benja Athon: Irrigation kit for application of fluids and chemicals for cleansing and sterilizing wounds. December 1, 1998: US05843052 (127 worldwide citation)

An irrigation tubing kit adaptable to reversibly attach to a faucet, a hose or a tubing comprises a flexible conduit having at one end of the conduit a coupling member in continuity with a filter member in continuity with a flow-regulating valve with variably adjustable aperture and dial, a semi-rig ...


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Roderick A Williams: Water flow and temperature controller for a bathtub faucet. Kenneth L Tolar, November 9, 1999: US05979776 (126 worldwide citation)

A temperature and flow controller for a bath tub or shower is disclosed. The device includes a panel that replaces or surrounds the standard bath tub water valves. Within the panel is a control assembly in communication with temperature sensors in the shower head and the bath tub faucet as well as c ...


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Charles S Allen, Daniel C Shaw, Lee M Adler: Wash stations and method of operation. Sloan Valve Company, Joseph W Berenato III, July 21, 1998: US05781942 (118 worldwide citation)

A wash station comprises a sink and a water dispensing faucet operably associated with the sink for selectively dispensing water thereto. A first sensor is operably associated with the sink for determining the presence of a user. An electrically operated valve is in flow communication with the fauce ...


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Charles K Cole, Joseph A Mitre: Hand wash station. World Dryer Division of Specialty Equipment Companies, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, April 6, 1993: US05199118 (113 worldwide citation)

A hand sanitizing wash station including a sink, a soap dispenser located above the sink for supplying soap, a water dispensing faucet located above the sink operated by a solenoid valve, a hot-air dryer located above the sink for supplying hot-air, a first infrared sensor for detecting the proximit ...