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Title:
A SERVICE/MAINTENANCE LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM FOR CONCEALED RESERVOIRS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2022/159059
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The invention covers the relations of a concealed reservoir system (CC) with the light source system (A) and the concealed reservoir system (CC), which enables the illumination of the internal structure of the system to be accessed at the time of service/maintenance. The invention basically consists of a light source system (A) that can detect the separation of the cover of the access hall (W) from the system and can illuminate the interior of the concealed reservoir (CC) by working in relation to the sensor.

Inventors:
ELBEYLİ METIN MURAT (TR)
Application Number:
PCT/TR2021/051691
Publication Date:
July 28, 2022
Filing Date:
December 31, 2021
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BIEN BANYO UERUENLERI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI (TR)
International Classes:
E03D1/00; F21V33/00; E03D5/00; F21S9/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
YETKIN PATENT VE DANIŞMANLIK LTD ŞIRKETI (TR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. A concealed reservoir (CC), which can provide illumination of the internal structure of the concealed reservoir system (CC) at the time of service/maintenance and comprises at least one access hall (W) in order to provide access to a storage area and to access to the reservoir internal parts at the time of service/maintenance and is used by mounting on the wall behind the toilet, characterized in that it comprises;

• a sensor that can detect that the parts closing the access hall (W) are separated from the system and the access hall (W) is opened, and

• a light source system (A) that can illuminate some or all of the interior of the concealed reservoir (CC) by being associated with the sensor in a way that it can provide voltage supply or cut in accordance with the commands received from the said sensor.

2. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 1, characterized in that it comprises light source system (A) associated with at least one lighting component (L) and electronic circuit (1).

3. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 1, characterized in that it comprises the light source system (A) positioned in the protective body (2).

4. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 3, characterized in that it comprises a protective body (2) formed in the form of a closed box that can contain the lighting components (L) and electronic circuit (1).

5. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 4, characterized in that it comprises the protective body (2) consisting of two parts that can be separated from each other.

6. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 2 or 3, characterized in that it comprises lighting components (L) positioned outside the protective body (2) or inside the concealed reservoir (CC).

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7. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 6, characterized in that it comprises more than one lighting components (L) positioned in different positions to illuminate some or all of the interior of the concealed reservoir (CC).

8. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 1, characterized in that it comprises a sensor in the form of a light sensor that can detect that the parts closing the access hall (W) are separated from the system, in other words that can detect the presence and level of the bathroom space ambient light (AL) that reaches the inside of the concealed reservoir system (CC) from the access hall (W) of the concealed reservoir system.

9. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 8, characterized in that it comprises the sensor in the form of light-dependent resistor (LDR).

10. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 8, characterized in that it comprises the sensor in the form of light-dependent resistor (LDR) positioned to fall on the ambient light (AL) from a space (2.1) present in the protective body (2).

11. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 1, characterized in that it comprises light source system (A) that can be connected to the concealed reservoir (CC) system with snap-fit connection or connections containing neodymium magnets.

12. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 3, characterized in that it comprises the protective body (2) made of light-permeable materials.

13. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 3, characterized in that it comprises the protective body (2) made of PC, SAN and PS.

14. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 6, characterized in that it comprises lighting components (L) that can be distributed with wired connections outside the protective body (2) and to relatively more distant locations within the concealed reservoir system (CC).

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15. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 1, characterized in that it comprises the sensor formed in the form of an on/off switch that can be triggered during or after the separation of the parts closing the access hall (W) from the access hall (W). 16. A concealed reservoir (CC), which can provide illumination of the internal structure of the concealed reservoir system (CC) at the time of service/maintenance and comprises at least one access hall (W) in order to provide access to a storage area and to access to the reservoir internal parts at the time of service/maintenance and is used by mounting on the wall behind the toilet, characterized in that it comprises;

• an on/off switch,

• light source system (A) that can illuminate some or all of the interior of the concealed reservoir (CC) by being associated with the on/off switch in such a way that it can be supplied with voltage or cut in accordance with the commands received from the on/off switch.

17. A concealed reservoir (CC) according to Claim 16, characterized in that it comprises the light source system (A) associated with at least one lighting component (L) and electronic circuit (1).

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Description:
A SERVICE/MAINTENANCE LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM FOR CONCEALED

RESERVOIRS

Technical Field

The invention relates to a light source system that enables the internal structures of the concealed reservoir systems to be illuminated by light during service/maintenance intervention.

State of the Art

The concealed reservoir systems to which the toilets are connected basically contain valve mechanisms, installation fasteners, brackets for connection, and groups of parts that provide structural strengthening of the system for the storage and delivery of water inside a reservoir tank and inside the tank or behind the wall.

The access hall for service/maintenance time of these reservoir systems is located at the top of the system. Some of the components in the tank are located below the access hall and at relatively deeper levels. Ambient light cannot reach the concealed reservoir system located inside/behind the bathroom or toilet space wall adequately. The interior of the system is dark enough to make it difficult to perform easy service interventions.

An external light source (flashlight, mobile phone light, etc.) is usually needed to perform service intervention by illuminating the interior of the system.

Patent application NL1024544 refers to a concealed reservoir comprising at least one opening (access hall) for access to a storage area and used by mounting on a wall behind the toilet.

Patent applications EP3705649 and EP2775049 are similarly examples of concealed reservoir mechanisms that accommodate an access hall and where service- maintenance operations can be carried out through this access hall. Similarly, patent application numbered W02008041048 refers to a concealed reservoir system. The reservoir system has an opening (access hall) formed above the maximum water level according to the said embodiment. The opening (access hall) is closed during normal use by means of the parts closing the access hall (W). An actuator may also be mounted on these parts.

The opening is adequately sized so that the interior parts can be accessed and removed in a horizontal position to facilitate assembly/disassembly and servicing.

The opening dimensions have been increased for the ease of assembly/disassembly of the parts located in the reservoir according to the embodiment described in the application W02008041048. However, this situation has a visual disadvantage as it will increase the size of the opening.

Problems that the Invention Aims to Solve

The invention aims to develop a system that enables the illumination of the dark inner structure of the concealed reservoir system at the time of service/maintenance.

The invention aims to provide additional illumination light to the interior of the tank by being triggered by the ambient light that reaches the access hall from the bathroom space -to some extent- with the separation of the parts such as the actuator panel and the protective panel that close the access hall of the concealed reservoir system.

Alternatively, the invention aims to provide additional illumination light to the interior of the tank, depending on an on/off switch that can be triggered at or after the separation of parts such as the actuator panel and the protective panel, which closes the access hall of the concealed reservoir system.

Description of the Figures

Figure 1 - Concealed reservoir system overview, perspective

Figure 2 - Concealed reservoir system overview, exploded perspective

Figure 3 - Light source system overview, perspective Figure 4 - Light source system overview, exploded perspective

Figure 5 - Partial sectional view of concealed reservoir system

Description of References in Figures

CC - Concealed reservoir system

A - Light source system

AL - Ambient light

W - Access hall

L - Lighting component

LDR - Light dependent resistor

1 - Electronic circuit

2 - Protective body

2.1. Space

Description of the Invention

The invention covers the relations of a concealed reservoir system (CC) with the light source system (A) and the concealed reservoir system (CC), which enables the illumination of the internal structure of the system to be accessed at the time of service/maintenance.

The invention basically consists of a light source system (A) that can detect the separation of the cover of the access hall (W) from the system and can illuminate the interior of the concealed reservoir (CC) by working in relation to the sensor.

The light source system (A) is activated and can illuminate some or all of the interior of the concealed reservoir (CC) with the sensor sensing the opening of the parts closing the access hall (W).

The light source system (A) is positioned in a protective body (2), as shown in Figure 3, according to the preferred embodiment of the invention.

The protective body (2) is formed in the form of a closed box that can contain the lighting components (L) and the electronic circuit (1) according to Figure 4. The lighting components (L) can be positioned in different positions in the interior of the concealed reservoir (CC) in such a way that they can illuminate some or all of the interior of the concealed reservoir (CC) in different embodiments of the invention.

An example of such embodiments is the positioning of the lighting components (L) outside the protective body (2) or inside the concealed reservoir (CC).

The protective body (2) is formed of two parts that are separable from each other according to the particular embodiment described in Figure 4. The parts of the protective body (2) can be separated from each other for service- maintenance etc. operations and the elements inside can be reached in this way.

The electronic circuit (1) essentially supplies or disconnects the voltage for the lighting components (L).

The protective body (2) provides the light source system (A) with the assembly/disassembly relationship within the concealed reservoir (CC) system and also isolates the electronic circuit (1) from the moisture and condensation effects within the concealed reservoir system and disconnects it from water and moisture.

It will be sufficient to be associated with at least lighting components (L) in order to operate the light source system (A). This choice depends on the areas that need effective lighting in the concealed reservoir system and the light intensities of the lighting components. The different embodiments of the invention can therefore also be operated by positioning more than one lighting components (L) in different positions in such a way that they can illuminate some or all of the interior of the concealed reservoir (CC).

The sensor that can detect the separation of the parts closing the access hall (W) according to the preferred embodiment of the invention from the system is a light sensor that can detect the presence and level of the bathroom space ambient light (AL) that reaches the access hall (W) of the concealed reservoir system. Additional lighting is provided in the concealed reservoir system (CC) using a power source when the light falling into the concealed reservoir system (CC) is detected by the light sensor. The presence and level of the bathroom space ambient light (AL) reaching into the concealed reservoir system (CC) from the access hall (W) of the concealed reservoir system is determined and additional lighting is provided in the concealed reservoir system (CC) using a power source in the preferred embodiment of the inventions described with descriptions and figures within the scope of the document.

The light sensor is in the form of a light- dependent resistor (LDR) according to one of the preferred embodiments of the invention.

The electronic circuit (1) uses a light-dependent resistor (LDR) in this embodiment. The ambient light level falling on the light dependent resistor (LDR) or photo-resistance is controlled by the electronic circuit (1) and allows voltage supply to or from the lighting components (L). This supply is carried out automatically by the electronic circuit (1) according to the presence or absence of the ambient light (AL).

The automatic service/maintenance light source systems (A) integrated in the concealed reservoir system will provide lighting inside the concealed reservoir system when the ambient light reaches the access hall (W) by taking the parts such as the actuator panel and the protective panel in front of the access hall (W). The access hall of the ambient light (AL) and the light source system will be prevented from reaching the light-dependent resistor (LDR) and the voltage provided to the lighting components (L) will be cut off by the electronic circuit (1) when the panel parts are connected to the system after service/maintenance access.

The light-dependent resistor (LDR) is positioned so that it can fall on the ambient light (AL) from a space (2.1) present in the protective body (2) (Figure 4).

The lighting components (L) were removed outward from the volume of the light source protective body (2) according to Figure 4.

The power source of the electronic circuit (1) may be preferred as a DC voltage supply, which is connected to the mains, into a battery or concealed reservoir system. It is possible to position the battery in the interior of the light source protective body (2) when battery use is preferred. The necessary connection can be provided by wiring when mains-connected DC voltage supply is preferred.

The light source system (A) is positioned in the intended position within the concealed reservoir (CC) system. The connection of the light source system (A) with the concealed reservoir system can be carried out by means of snap-fit or neodymium magnet. It will be possible to use it as a flashlight to change batteries or to make more intense lighting in a certain area with the light source system (A) being easily taken from the concealed reservoir.

The light source body (2) may be produced from a transparent plastic material (PC, SAN, PS, etc.) in an alternative embodiment of the invention. Both the lighting components (L) and the light-dependent resistor (LDR) can be placed in such a way that they remain entirely within the internal cavity volume of the light source body (2). The transparent body (2) allows both the ambient light (AL) to reach the light-dependent resistor (LDR) and the light of the lighting components (L) to pass outside the protective body (2).

The lighting components (L) can be distributed with wired connections outside the protective body and to more distant locations within the concealed reservoir system (CC) in one of the alternative embodiments of the invention.

The sensor that can detect the separation of the cover of the access hall (W) described in the description from the system can be a light sensor, or a sensor in the form of an on/off switch that can be triggered during or after the separation of the cover from the access hall (W) can serve the purpose desired by the invention.

A switch (on/off, toggle switch) can be used instead of the sensor by changing the operating principle of the electronic circuit (1) according to an alternative embodiment of the invention. The need for sensor is eliminated in order to activate the lighting components (L) and the user can control the lighting components (L) by using the on/off switch in this case. The design of the electronic circuit (1) for this application can be simplified by arranging it for this working principle.