US 9,808,397 B2
Powered apparatus for fluid applications
Kenneth William Breau, Brantford (CA); and Alan Grier Wason, Burlington (CA)
Filed by Kenneth William Breau, Brantford (CA); and Alan Grier Wason, Burlington (CA)
Filed on Aug. 4, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/817,757.
Application 14/817,757 is a continuation of application No. 13/734,623, filed on Jan. 4, 2013, granted, now 9,097,234, issued on Aug. 4, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/722,365, filed on Nov. 5, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/583,400, filed on Jan. 5, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0335525 A1, Nov. 26, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B05B 1/14 (2006.01); A61H 33/00 (2006.01); F03B 13/10 (2006.01); G05B 15/02 (2006.01); G05D 7/06 (2006.01); H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H05B 37/02 (2006.01); F03B 13/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61H 33/005 (2013.01) [F03B 13/00 (2013.01); F03B 13/10 (2013.01); G05B 15/02 (2013.01); G05D 7/0629 (2013.01); H04W 4/008 (2013.01); H05B 37/0209 (2013.01); F05B 2220/60 (2013.01); Y02B 10/50 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. Control apparatus for controlling the operation of a pool, spa, hot tub or water feature, the pool, spa, hot tub or water feature, having a water conduit connected to the pool, spa, hot tub or water feature, and through which water flows during operation of the pool, spa, hot tub or water feature, the control apparatus including:
a generator that can be positioned within the water conduit, the generator configured for generating power from the flow of water through the conduit for the operation of at least one electrical device connected to be powered by the generated power;
at least one monitoring device capable of monitoring a parameter associated with the pool, spa, hot tub or water feature; and
a controller associated with the water conduit, the controller being positioned 1) within the water conduit, 2) at the outlet of the water conduit, 3) at the inlet of the water conduit, or 4) attached to the water conduit, the controller being configured to control the at least one electrical device powered by the generator, the controller being operatively connected to the monitoring device to receive data from the monitoring device, the controller being configured to process data received from the at least one monitoring device, thereby creating processed information, and the controller being remotely programmable to receive commands wirelessly, and the controller being configured to wirelessly transmit the processed information to a remote receiving device.