Global Patent Index - EP 1208064 A4

EP 1208064 A4 2007-10-24 - IMPROVEMENTS IN WATER GENERATING DEVICES

Title (en)

IMPROVEMENTS IN WATER GENERATING DEVICES

Title (de)

VERBESSERUNGEN AN WASSERERZEUGUNGSVORRICHTUNGEN

Title (fr)

AMELIORATIONS APPORTEES AUX DISPOSITIFS PRODUCTEURS D'EAU

Publication

EP 1208064 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 00975360 A

Priority

  • US 0029358 W
  • US 16176199 P
  • US 16176299 P
  • US 16176399 P
  • US 16176499 P
  • US 16176599 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0130703A1] Improvements to potable water generating devices that use a condenser and blower to extract water from the air, and sterilize the water after extraction using an ultraviolet lamp (56). The improvements include sensing the ultraviolet (UV) lamp (56) output wavelength to ensure proper operation, bathing the inlet water and outlet water points in the UV light to maintain water sterility, sterilizing air entering the water handling portions of the system, running the condensed water (53) through Teflon <TM> tubing (51) to improve sterilization, and sensing the ambient temperature and humidity, and in response controlling operation of the system, for example the power to the condenser, or the blower speed or output volume, to suspend water generation or to maximize efficient water generation, and/or warn the user of a low water production rate.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

C02F 1/32

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B01D 5/00 (2006.01); C02F 1/32 (2006.01); C02F 9/00 (2006.01); E03B 3/28 (2006.01); C02F 1/00 (2006.01); C02F 1/18 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B01D 5/0051 (2013.01); B01D 5/0081 (2013.01); B01D 5/009 (2013.01); C02F 1/325 (2013.01); C02F 9/005 (2013.01); E03B 3/28 (2013.01); B01D 5/0006 (2013.01); C02F 1/18 (2013.01); C02F 2201/3223 (2013.01); C02F 2201/326 (2013.01); C02F 2209/005 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0130703 A1 20010503; AU 1342301 A 20010508; EP 1208064 A1 20020529; EP 1208064 A4 20071024

INPADOC legal status


2009-11-18 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090502

2008-01-23 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20080102

2007-10-24 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20070925

2002-05-29 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020125

2002-05-29 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-05-29 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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