Patent Number: 6,305,036

Title: Process for varying a water flow amount which is supplied to a bathing vessel or fitting and a valve means, especially for executing this process

Abstract: The invention relates to a flow controlling arrangement having at least one valve (3, 12) with a valve box (14) and with an adjustable valve gate (15) which is located in the valve box (14), the valve box (14) having a supply (16) and at least one discharge (17, 18), the at least one valve (3, 12) varying the water flow amount supplied from the discharge (17, 18) to a bathing vessel (1), especially a bathtub or a whirlpool, or to a fitting (11). In order to make provide a flow controlling arrangement which has an expanded scope of application for the user, there is an actuator (29) which is connected to the valve gate (15) for resetting the valve gate (15) and a control (9) connected to the actuator (29) which triggers the actuator (29) depending on a tune chosen by the user or according to a preset actuating pulse pattern for setting the valve gate (15). Thus, according to the setting of the valve gate (15), a regular or irregular change of the water flow amount through the discharge (17, 18) arises.

Inventors: Bergmann; Konrad (Schweich, DE)

Assignee: Ideal-Standard GmbH & Co. OHG

International Classification: A61H 33/00 (20060101); A47K 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018