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1 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
2 EP2890855B1
FLOW CONTROL AND INDICATOR ASSEMBLY
Publication/Patent Number: EP2890855B1 Publication Date: 2020-08-05 Application Number: 13759920.5 Filing Date: 2013-08-26 Inventor: Borg, Dustin   Bauckman, Mark   Ma, Mary   Braidic kevin   Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems LLC   IPC: E04H4/16
3 US2019085579A1
Algorithm for a Pool Cleaner
Publication/Patent Number: US2019085579A1 Publication Date: 2019-03-21 Application Number: 16/109,544 Filing Date: 2018-08-22 Inventor: Braidic kevin   Rotundo, John   Freve, Dan   Sowerwine, William   Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a pool cleaner control system to locate and remove debris from an aquatic environment. The control system comprises an imaging device configured to be mounted on a housing of a pool cleaner and a controller in communication with the imaging device and configured to control the imaging device to acquire one or more primary images from the imaging device. The primary image is received by the controller from the imaging device. Debris is identified within the aquatic environment and a path score is calculated for at least two potential paths having debris within the aquatic environment. The pool cleaner is navigated along a selected path, the selected path being the one of the at least two potential paths having a highest path score.
4 WO2019040653A1
ALGORITHM FOR A POOL CLEANER
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019040653A1 Publication Date: 2019-02-28 Application Number: 2018047583 Filing Date: 2018-08-22 Inventor: Braidic kevin   Rotundo, John   Sowerwine, William   Freve, Van   Assignee: PENTAIR WATER POOL AND SPA, INC.   IPC: G01C3/08 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a pool cleaner control system to locate and remove debris from an aquatic environment. The control system comprises an imaging device configured, to be mounted on a housing of a pool cleaner and a controller in communication with the imaging device and configured to control the imaging device to acquire one or more primary images from the imaging device. The primary image is received by the controller from the imaging device. Debris is identified within the aquatic environment, and a path score is calculated for at least two potential paths having debris within the aquatic environment; The pool cleaner is navigated along a selected path, the selected path being the one of the at least two potential paths having a highest path score.
5 US201985579A1
Algorithm for a Pool Cleaner
Publication/Patent Number: US201985579A1 Publication Date: 2019-03-21 Application Number: 20/181,610 Filing Date: 2018-08-22 Inventor: Braidic kevin   Sowerwine, William   Freve, Dan   Rotundo, John   Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.   IPC: G05D1/02 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a pool cleaner control system to locate and remove debris from an aquatic environment. The control system comprises an imaging device configured to be mounted on a housing of a pool cleaner and a controller in communication with the imaging device and configured to control the imaging device to acquire one or more primary images from the imaging device. The primary image is received by the controller from the imaging device. Debris is identified within the aquatic environment and a path score is calculated for at least two potential paths having debris within the aquatic environment. The pool cleaner is navigated along a selected path, the selected path being the one of the at least two potential paths having a highest path score.
6 ZA201500897B
FLOW CONTROL AND INDICATOR ASSEMBLIES
Publication/Patent Number: ZA201500897B Publication Date: 2016-01-27 Application Number: 201500897 Filing Date: 2015-02-06 Inventor: Bauckman, Mark   Braidic kevin   Borg, Dustin   Ma, Mary   Assignee: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC   IPC:
7 AU2013309149B2
Flow control and indicator assemblies
Publication/Patent Number: AU2013309149B2 Publication Date: 2016-12-22 Application Number: 2013309149 Filing Date: 2013-08-26 Inventor: Bauckman, Mark   Braidic kevin   Ma, Mary   Borg, Dustin   Assignee: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: Flow control and indicator assemblies are detailed. The assemblies are especially (although not necessarily exclusively) useful in allowing fluid to bypass automatic pool cleaners (APCs) and may serve as adaptors between APCs and adjacent hoses. The assemblies additionally may provide information about flow rates relative to a desired threshold
8 AU2013309149A2
Flow control and indicator assemblies
Publication/Patent Number: AU2013309149A2 Publication Date: 2015-04-30 Application Number: 2013309149 Filing Date: 2013-08-26 Inventor: Bauckman, Mark   Braidic kevin   Ma, Mary   Borg, Dustin   Assignee: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: Flow control and indicator assemblies are detailed. The assemblies are especially (although not necessarily exclusively) useful in allowing fluid to bypass automatic pool cleaners (APCs) and may serve as adaptors between APCs and adjacent hoses. The assemblies additionally may provide information about flow rates relative to a desired threshold
9 EP2890855A1
FLOW CONTROL AND INDICATOR ASSEMBLIES
Publication/Patent Number: EP2890855A1 Publication Date: 2015-07-08 Application Number: 13759920.5 Filing Date: 2013-08-26 Inventor: Borg, Dustin   Bauckman, Mark   Ma, Mary   Braidic kevin   Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.   IPC: E04H4/16
10 AU2013309149A1
Flow control and indicator assemblies
Publication/Patent Number: AU2013309149A1 Publication Date: 2015-04-16 Application Number: 2013309149 Filing Date: 2013-08-26 Inventor: Bauckman, Mark   Braidic kevin   Ma, Mary   Borg, Dustin   Assignee: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: Flow control and indicator assemblies are detailed. The assemblies are especially (although not necessarily exclusively) useful in allowing fluid to bypass automatic pool cleaners (APCs) and may serve as adaptors between APCs and adjacent hoses. The assemblies additionally may provide information about flow rates relative to a desired threshold
11 US9127472B2
Flow control and indicator assemblies
Publication/Patent Number: US9127472B2 Publication Date: 2015-09-08 Application Number: 13/975,438 Filing Date: 2013-08-26 Inventor: Borg, Dustin   Bauckman, Mark   Ma, Mary   Braidic kevin   Assignee: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC.   IPC: G05D11/00 Abstract: Flow control and indicator assemblies are detailed. The assemblies are especially (although not necessarily exclusively) useful in allowing fluid to bypass automatic pool cleaners (APCs) and may serve as adaptors between APCs and adjacent hoses. The assemblies additionally may provide information about flow rates relative to a desired threshold, for example.
12 EP2292876A3
Suction powered pool cleaner
Publication/Patent Number: EP2292876A3 Publication Date: 2015-01-07 Application Number: 10184274.8 Filing Date: 1999-05-17 Inventor: Veloskey, Thomas E.   Hatch, Christopher E.   Braidic kevin j   Van, Etten Mark D.   Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: A pool cleaner for connection to a suction source, said pool cleaner comprising: a cleaner housing supported by a plurality of wheels for rolling movement over submerged surfaces in a swimming pool; means defining a turbine chamber within said housing, a debris inlet nozzle for vacuum-drawn flow of water and debris generally circumferentially into the turbine chamber, and a suction outlet fitting for connecting the turbine chamber to the suction source; a turbine rotatably supported within the turbine chamber and adapted to be rotatably driven by vacuum-drawn flow of water from said inlet nozzle and through the turbine chamber for flow through said outlet fitting to the suction source, said turbine chamber including a plenum zone exposed to substantially one axial face of said turbine, said plenum zone being interposed between said turbine and said suction outlet fitting; and drive train means coupled between said turbine and at least one of said wheels for rotatably transporting said cleaner housing in a normal forward direction.
13 EP2275626A3
Suction powered pool cleaner
Publication/Patent Number: EP2275626A3 Publication Date: 2015-01-07 Application Number: 10184305.0 Filing Date: 1999-05-17 Inventor: Veloskey, Thomas E.   Hatch, Christopher E.   Braidic kevin j   Van, Etten Mark D.   Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: A pool cleaner for connection to a suction source, said pool cleaner comprising: a cleaner housing supported by a plurality of wheels for rolling movement over submerged surfaces in a swimming pool; means defining a turbine chamber within said housing, a debris inlet nozzle for vacuum-drawn flow of water and debris into the turbine chamber, and a suction outlet fitting for connecting the turbine chamber to the suction source; a turbine rotatably supported within the turbine chamber and adapted to be rotatably driven by vacuum-drawn flow of water from said inlet nozzle and through the turbine chamber for flow through said outlet fitting to the suction source; drive train means coupled between said turbine and at least one of said wheels for rotatably transporting said cleaner housing in a normal forward direction; and a downforce fan coupled by said drive train means for rotatable driving by said turbine to produce an upwardly directed water flow resulting in a downwardly directed reaction force applied to said cleaner housing.
14 USD718419S1
Flow control and indicator assembly
Publication/Patent Number: USD718419S1 Publication Date: 2014-11-25 Application Number: 29/463,361 Filing Date: 2013-10-28 Inventor: Borg, Dustin   Bauckman, Mark   Braidic kevin   Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.   IPC:
15 US2014060671A1
FLOW CONTROL AND INDICATOR ASSEMBLIES
Publication/Patent Number: US2014060671A1 Publication Date: 2014-03-06 Application Number: 13/975,438 Filing Date: 2013-08-26 Inventor: Borg, Dustin   Bauckman, Mark   Ma, Mary   Braidic kevin   Assignee: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: Flow control and indicator assemblies are detailed. The assemblies are especially (although not necessarily exclusively) useful in allowing fluid to bypass automatic pool cleaners (APCs) and may serve as adaptors between APCs and adjacent hoses. The assemblies additionally may provide information about flow rates relative to a desired threshold, for example.
16 WO2014035852A1
FLOW CONTROL AND INDICATOR ASSEMBLIES
Publication/Patent Number: WO2014035852A1 Publication Date: 2014-03-06 Application Number: 2013056556 Filing Date: 2013-08-26 Inventor: Bauckman, Mark   Borg, Dustin   Braidic kevin   Ma, Mary   Assignee: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: Flow control and indicator assemblies are detailed. The assemblies are especially (although not necessarily exclusively) useful in allowing fluid to bypass automatic pool cleaners (APCs) and may serve as adaptors between APCs and adjacent hoses. The assemblies additionally may provide information about flow rates relative to a desired threshold
17 EP1002173B1
SUCTION POWERED POOL CLEANER
Publication/Patent Number: EP1002173B1 Publication Date: 2012-03-28 Application Number: 99924342.1 Filing Date: 1999-05-17 Inventor: Veloskey, Thomas E.   Hatch, Christopher E.   Braidic kevin j   Van, Etten Mark D.   Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.   IPC: E04H4/16
18 ES2384076T3
Limpiafondos de piscinas accionado por succión
Title (English): Distiller in drain tank
Publication/Patent Number: ES2384076T3 Publication Date: 2012-06-29 Application Number: 99924342 Filing Date: 1999-05-17 Inventor: Veloskey, Thomas E   Hatch, Christopher E   Braidic kevin j   Etten, Mark D Van   Assignee: POLARIS POOLS SYSTEMS, INC.   ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: Limpiafondos para piscinas
19 EP2275626A2
Suction powered pool cleaner
Publication/Patent Number: EP2275626A2 Publication Date: 2011-01-19 Application Number: 10184305.0 Filing Date: 1999-05-17 Inventor: Veloskey, Thomas E.   Hatch, Christopher E.   Braidic kevin j   Van, Etten Mark D.   Assignee: Polaris Pools Systems, Inc.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: A pool cleaner for connection to a suction source, said pool cleaner comprising: a cleaner housing supported by a plurality of wheels for rolling movement over submerged surfaces in a swimming pool; means defining a turbine chamber within said housing, a debris inlet nozzle for vacuum-drawn flow of water and debris into the turbine chamber, and a suction outlet fitting for connecting the turbine chamber to the suction source; a turbine rotatably supported within the turbine chamber and adapted to be rotatably driven by vacuum-drawn flow of water from said inlet nozzle and through the turbine chamber for flow through said outlet fitting to the suction source; drive train means coupled between said turbine and at least one of said wheels for rotatably transporting said cleaner housing in a normal forward direction; and a downforce fan coupled by said drive train means for rotatable driving by said turbine to produce an upwardly directed water flow resulting in a downwardly directed reaction force applied to said cleaner housing.
20 EP2292876A2
Suction powered pool cleaner
Publication/Patent Number: EP2292876A2 Publication Date: 2011-03-09 Application Number: 10184274.8 Filing Date: 1999-05-17 Inventor: Veloskey, Thomas E.   Hatch, Christopher E.   Braidic kevin j   Van, Etten Mark D.   Assignee: Polaris Pools Systems, Inc.   IPC: E04H4/16 Abstract: A pool cleaner for connection to a suction source, said pool cleaner comprising: a cleaner housing supported by a plurality of wheels for rolling movement over submerged surfaces in a swimming pool; means defining a turbine chamber within said housing, a debris inlet nozzle for vacuum-drawn flow of water and debris generally circumferentially into the turbine chamber, and a suction outlet fitting for connecting the turbine chamber to the suction source; a turbine rotatably supported within the turbine chamber and adapted to be rotatably driven by vacuum-drawn flow of water from said inlet nozzle and through the turbine chamber for flow through said outlet fitting to the suction source, said turbine chamber including a plenum zone exposed to substantially one axial face of said turbine, said plenum zone being interposed between said turbine and said suction outlet fitting; and drive train means coupled between said turbine and at least one of said wheels for rotatably transporting said cleaner housing in a normal forward direction.