Patent Number: 6,253,785

Title: Automatic leak shutoff device

Abstract: A water supply shutoff valve system is used with a fluid storage tank, such as a hot water heater, to automatically shut off the water supply to the storage tank as a result of leak containment which in turn causes a magnetic float to rise and consequently produce the mechanical force necessary to release and close a spring loaded water supply valve.

Inventors: Shumake, Jr.; Carlis L. (Powder Springs, GA), Sumner; Wallace M. (Marietta, GA)


International Classification: F16K 21/00 (20060101); F16K 21/18 (20060101); F16K 031/32 (); F16K 033/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018