Patent Number: 6,167,971

Title: Fire Protection system

Abstract: A fire protection system for a building having a periphery with a roof situated thereon. The roof is supported by rafters which are angled downwardly from a ridge to at least one eave thereof. The eave extends beyond the periphery of the building a predetermined distance. Included as components of the invention are a water supply for supplying water and a plurality of supply pipes connected at a first end thereof to the water supply and extending to the building such that the water may flow from the reservoir tank to the building. Also included is a plurality of above ground distribution pipes. The above ground distribution pipes include at least one vertical pipe situated vertically on the periphery of the building with a lower end thereof connected to a second end of the underground pipe and a plurality of horizontal pipes connected to an upper end of the vertical pipe and extending along the length of the eave on an underside thereof. A plurality of sprinklers are connected to the horizontal pipes of the above ground distribution pipes to spray water upwardly towards the rafters and downwardly towards the windows of the building upon the supply of water thereto. Finally, a pump is included which is adapted to effect the flow of the water from the reservoir tank through the pipes and to the sprinklers upon the receipt of an activation signal.

Inventors: Van Lingen; Paul (Fullerton, CA)


International Classification: A62C 3/00 (20060101); A62C 35/00 (20060101); A62C 35/02 (20060101); A62C 3/02 (20060101); A62C 035/13 (); B05B 015/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018