Patent Number: 6,310,555

Title: Water leak detector

Abstract: A system for the detection of the presence of undesirable moisture and drops or droplets of liquid effusing from piping systems at the first stage of appearance, comprising a low-battery alert, provision for the device to remain operative for at least 48 hours before the battery power is depleted, and sensitivity such that the presence of any unwarranted source of humidity will activate the alarm, including moisture from the proximity of the sweat of humans and from unwarranted pipe sweating (such as the cumulative effect thereof may cause water damage) will activate the alarm, alert the operator of the system to the onset of the problem, save energy, water, pumps, boilers, pipes and property, from intrusion and damage, and allow for the restoration of plumbing systems in a minimum of time. The versatility, simplicity in operating, and miniaturization of the system is such that the device may be placed in multiple, remote areas of complex piping that confound access to a larger-sized system. The monitoring device could be adapted by transmitting said alarm to a control panel such as for a large factory or residential institution, alerting the owner promptly to the location of the leak by unwarranted moisture.

Inventors: Stern; Yosef Y. (Brooklyn, NY)


International Classification: G01M 3/16 (20060101); G01M 3/18 (20060101); G08B 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018