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1 US2020182274A1
FILTER CLAMP LOCK
Publication/Patent Number: US2020182274A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-11 Application Number: 16/792,499 Filing Date: 2020-02-17 Inventor: Richiuso, Leonard   Hopfer, Paul   Assignee: Pentair water pool spa inc   IPC: F16B2/08 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a band clamp assembly. The band clamp assembly includes a drive rack and a housing including a receiving hole, a rotatable drive gear, and a locking pawl. The rotatable drive gear is designed to engage the first side of the drive rack and the locking pawl is designed to engage a second side of the drive rack.
2 EP3702776A2
WATER QUALITY MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: EP3702776A2 Publication Date: 2020-09-02 Application Number: 20159540.2 Filing Date: 2020-02-26 Inventor: Key, Adam   Bellamy, Mitchell   Fisher, Drake   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: G01N33/18 Abstract: A water quality monitor system (100, 200) comprising a base (102, 202) having a first end and a second end is disclosed. A cover (112, 212) is removably coupled to the first end of the base such that the cover surrounds and covers the first end of the base. A flow cell (104, 204) jar is connected to the second end of the base. A sensor probe (106, 206) is connected to the second end of the base and extends downward into the flow cell jar. The sensor probe is configured to measure a plurality of water quality parameters. The base further includes an inlet (108, 208) and an outlet (110, 210) connected to opposing ends of the base and connected in-line to the plumbing of a swimming pool recirculation system. A controller is configured to provide a connection between the water quality monitor and a cloud-based storage system, using a wireless network. The measured water quality parameters are transmitted through the wireless network to the cloud storage system.
3 US202042024A1
Pump Controller System and Method
Publication/Patent Number: US202042024A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-06 Application Number: 20/191,660 Filing Date: 2019-10-15 Inventor: Koehl, Robert M.   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: H02P29/00 Abstract: A method and apparatus for a pump control system. One or more embodiments include a controller communicatively coupled to one or both of a pump and a motor connected to the pump. A device is connected to the controller and configured to connect to a computer network, the device enabling the controller to electronically send, via the computer network to a remote device connected to the computer network, data comprising operational parameters associated with one or both of the pump and the motor.
4 US10642287B2
Pump controller system and method
Publication/Patent Number: US10642287B2 Publication Date: 2020-05-05 Application Number: 14/444,812 Filing Date: 2014-07-28 Inventor: Koehl, Robert M.   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: F04D15/02 Abstract: A method and apparatus for a pump control system. One or more embodiments of the invention include a pump controller that can perform a self-calibrating procedure, can provide precise motor speed control, can provide a limp mode before shutting down the motor when system parameters are exceeded and/or fault conditions occur, can detect fault conditions, and can store fault conditions for later retrieval.
5 EP3673232A1
ALGORITHM FOR A POOL CLEANER
Publication/Patent Number: EP3673232A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-01 Application Number: 18849210.2 Filing Date: 2018-08-22 Inventor: Braidic, Kevin   Rotundo, John   Freve, Van   Sowerwine, William   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: G01C3/08
6 US2020042024A1
Pump Controller System and Method
Publication/Patent Number: US2020042024A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-06 Application Number: 16/601,916 Filing Date: 2019-10-15 Inventor: Koehl, Robert M.   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: G05D16/20 Abstract: A method and apparatus for a pump control system. One or more embodiments include a controller communicatively coupled to one or both of a pump and a motor connected to the pump. A device is connected to the controller and configured to connect to a computer network, the device enabling the controller to electronically send, via the computer network to a remote device connected to the computer network, data comprising operational parameters associated with one or both of the pump and the motor.
7 EP3681615A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A FILTER SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: EP3681615A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-22 Application Number: 18855455.4 Filing Date: 2018-09-12 Inventor: Stiles, Robert W. Jr.   Robol, Ronald B.   Cox, Everett Franklin   Safon, Thomas Johnson Ray   Saini, Anuj   Victor, Alex   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: B01D35/26
8 US2020095792A1
Pool Cleaner
Publication/Patent Number: US2020095792A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-26 Application Number: 16/582,384 Filing Date: 2019-09-25 Inventor: Miller, James   Evans, William   Bellamy, Mitchell   Mitchell, Stephen   Key, Adam   Roland, Montie   Vaughn, David   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a pool cleaner including a housing, a cavity defined within the housing, and a removable debris container received within the cavity. The pool cleaner includes a modular components that may be individually accessed and/or removed for servicing or replacement without disturbing other system components. The pool cleaner can include electronics modularly housed in an electronics housing. The pool cleaner can include a modular drive system for moving the pool cleaner, and a modular hydraulic system that draws water and debris into the housing, and discharges filtered water, providing thrust to the pool cleaner. Also, scrubbers individually coupled to the housing can include helical vanes configured to guide debris into a debris inlet of the pool cleaner.
9 US2020309153A1
WATER COOLED PUMP SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020309153A1 Publication Date: 2020-10-01 Application Number: 16/827,114 Filing Date: 2020-03-23 Inventor: Miller, James   Stiles, Jr. Robert W.   Safon, Thomas   Robol, Ronald B.   Cox, Everett   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: F04D29/58 Abstract: A pump system for pumping water for pools or other flow systems including a pump, a motor, an electronic assembly, and a cooling system. The cooling system provides heat transfer from the pump system to the process flow.
10 EP3702776A3
WATER QUALITY MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: EP3702776A3 Publication Date: 2020-09-16 Application Number: 20159540.2 Filing Date: 2020-02-26 Inventor: Key, Adam   Bellamy, Mitchell   Fisher, Drake   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: G01N33/18 Abstract: A water quality monitor system (100, 200) comprising a base (102, 202) having a first end and a second end is disclosed. A cover (112, 212) is removably coupled to the first end of the base such that the cover surrounds and covers the first end of the base. A flow cell (104, 204) jar is connected to the second end of the base. A sensor probe (106, 206) is connected to the second end of the base and extends downward into the flow cell jar. The sensor probe is configured to measure a plurality of water quality parameters. The base further includes an inlet (108, 208) and an outlet (110, 210) connected to opposing ends of the base and connected in-line to the plumbing of a swimming pool recirculation system. A controller is configured to provide a connection between the water quality monitor and a cloud-based storage system, using a wireless network. The measured water quality parameters are transmitted through the wireless network to the cloud storage system.
11 US2020063734A1
Flow Locking System and Method
Publication/Patent Number: US2020063734A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-27 Application Number: 16/673,737 Filing Date: 2019-11-04 Inventor: Robol, Ronald B.   Hruby, Daniel J.   Mccall, Rodney   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: F04B49/10 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a pumping system and method including a flow locking feature. A pump controller includes a user interface configured to initially receive and set a plurality of programmed flow rate settings, a maximum locked flow rate, and a minimum locked flow rate. The pump controller is also configured to disable resetting of the maximum flow rate and the minimum flow rate once they are initially received and set and to allow resetting of the plurality of programmed flow rate settings throughout operation of the pumping system. The pump controller is further configured to operate a pump motor in order to maintain a first flow rate set by one of the plurality of programmed flow rate settings as long as the first flow rate is between the minimum locked flow rate and the maximum locked flow rate.
12 US2020206658A1
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A FILTER SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020206658A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-02 Application Number: 16/812,992 Filing Date: 2020-03-09 Inventor: Stiles, Jr. Robert W.   Robol, Ronald B.   Cox, Everett Franklin   Safon, Thomas Johnson Ray   Saini, Anuj   Victor, Alex   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: B01D29/60 Abstract: A filter for use in filtering a fluid slurry that includes particles of varying size, such as pool water including debris, is provided. The filter is in electrical communication with a sensor and includes a housing having an inlet to receive the fluid slurry, an outlet, and an internal chamber. An actuator can be coupled to the filter media to move at least a portion of the filter media to vary a dimension of the pores. The filter also includes a controller connected to the actuator that is capable of receiving a signal from the sensor and controls the actuator to change the dimension of the pores based on the signal.
13 US10583378B2
System and method for a filter system
Publication/Patent Number: US10583378B2 Publication Date: 2020-03-10 Application Number: 16/129,660 Filing Date: 2018-09-12 Inventor: Stiles, Jr. Robert W.   Robol, Ronald B.   Cox, Everett Franklin   Safon, Thomas Johnson Ray   Saini, Anuj   Victor, Alex   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: B01D29/60 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a filter for use in filtering a fluid slurry that includes particles of varying size, such as pool water including debris. The filter is in electrical communication with a sensor and includes a housing having an inlet to receive the fluid slurry, an outlet, and an internal chamber. An actuator can be coupled to the filter media to move at least a portion of the filter media to vary a dimension of the pores. The filter also includes a controller connected to the actuator that is capable of receiving a signal from the sensor and controls the actuator to change the dimension of the pores based on the signal.
14 US10563682B2
Filter clamp lock
Publication/Patent Number: US10563682B2 Publication Date: 2020-02-18 Application Number: 16/141,677 Filing Date: 2018-09-25 Inventor: Richiuso, Leonard   Hopfer, Paul   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: F16B2/08 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a band clamp assembly. The band clamp assembly includes a drive rack and a housing including a receiving hole, a rotatable drive gear, and a locking pawl. The band clamp is movable to a locking position by advancing the drive rack through the receiving hole in the housing. A first side of the drive rack is designed to engage the rotatable drive gear and the locking pawl is designed to engage a second side of the drive rack.
15 US2020271635A1
WATER QUALITY MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2020271635A1 Publication Date: 2020-08-27 Application Number: 16/801,434 Filing Date: 2020-02-26 Inventor: Key, Adam   Bellamy, Mitchell   Fisher, Drake   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   IPC: G01N33/18 Abstract: A water quality monitor system comprising a base having a first end and a second end is disclosed. A cover is removably coupled to the first end of the base such that the cover surrounds and covers the first end of the base. A flow cell jar is connected to the second end of the base. A sensor probe is connected to the second end of the base and extends downward into the flow cell jar. The sensor probe is configured to measure a plurality of water quality parameters. The base further includes an inlet and an outlet connected to opposing ends of the base and connected in-line to the plumbing of a swimming pool recirculation system. A controller is configured to provide a connection between the water quality monitor and a cloud- based storage system, using a wireless network. The measured water quality parameters are transmitted through the wireless network to the cloud storage system.
16 EP2102503B1
PRIMING PROTECTION
Publication/Patent Number: EP2102503B1 Publication Date: 2020-04-15 Application Number: 07853288.4 Filing Date: 2007-12-07 Inventor: Stiles, Robert W.   Berthelsen, Lars Hoffmann   Kjaer, Gert   Lungeanu, Florin   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   Danfoss Low Power Drives   IPC: F04B49/20
17 US10724263B2
Safety vacuum release system
Publication/Patent Number: US10724263B2 Publication Date: 2020-07-28 Application Number: 15/652,097 Filing Date: 2017-07-17 Inventor: Stiles, Jr. Robert W.   Berthelsen, Lars Hoffmann   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   DANFOSS POWER ELECTRONICS A/S   IPC: F04B49/06 Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a pumping system for at least one aquatic application. The pumping system includes a pump, a motor coupled to the pump, a user interface associated with the pump designed to receive input instructions from a user, and a controller in communication with the motor. The controller determines a power parameter associated with the motor and compares the power parameter to a predetermined threshold value. The controller triggers a safety vacuum release system based on the comparison of the power parameter and the threshold value.
18 EP3418570B1
METHOD OF OPERATING A SAFETY VACUUM RELEASE SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: EP3418570B1 Publication Date: 2020-01-22 Application Number: 18172074.9 Filing Date: 2009-10-02 Inventor: Stiles, Robert W   Berthelsen, Lars Hoffman   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   Danfoss Low Power Drives   IPC: F04B49/06
19 US10731655B2
Priming protection
Publication/Patent Number: US10731655B2 Publication Date: 2020-08-04 Application Number: 14/877,817 Filing Date: 2015-10-07 Inventor: Stiles, Jr. Robert W.   Berthelsen, Lars Hoffmann   Kjaer, Gert   Lungeanu, Florin   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   DANFOSS POWER ELECTRONICS A/S   IPC: F04B49/06 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a pumping system for at least one aquatic application. The pumping system includes a pump, a motor coupled to the pump, and a controller in communication with the motor. The controller receives input of a performance value that is determined utilizing information from operation of the motor and compares the performance value to a reference value. The controller also is configured to prime and run the pump when the performance value equals the first reference value and to continue to do so until the performance value equals a second reference value. Alternatively, the controller receives user input of an amount of time the system can take to attempt to successfully prime the pump and is configured to operate the motor at maximum speed until the amount of time elapses.
20 US10527042B2
Speed control
Publication/Patent Number: US10527042B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 14/680,947 Filing Date: 2015-04-07 Inventor: Stiles, Jr. Robert W.   Berthelsen, Lars Hoffmann   Robol, Ronald B.   Yahnker, Christopher   Hruby, Daniel J.   Murphy, Kevin   Runarsson, Einar Kjartan   Hansen, Arne Fink   Lungeanu, Florin   Westermann-rasmussen, Peter   Assignee: Pentair water pool and spa inc   Danfoss Power Electronics A/S   IPC: F04B49/20 Abstract: A pumping system for moving water of a swimming pool includes a water pump, an infinitely variable speed motor, and an arrangement for operating the motor. In one example, the pumping system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of retained speed values, an arrangement for providing a plurality of retained speed values to the memory, and an arrangement for reading a selected one of the plurality of retained speed values from the memory. In addition or alternatively, the pumping system includes a storage medium for digitally storing a plurality of pre-established motor speed values and an arrangement for receiving input from a user to select one of the pre-established motor speeds. In addition or alternatively, the pumping system further includes an arrangement for restarting operation of the motor at a previously selected speed value when power supplied to the motor is interrupted during operation of the motor. A method for controlling the pumping system is also provided.