System and method for manually overriding a solenoid valve of a faucet

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 10458565
APP PUB NO 20160238152A1
SERIAL NO

15140127

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A system for a faucet including a solenoid operated valve and a lifter. The solenoid operated valve includes a valve body including a sealing surface, a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet; a sealing element that is movable relative to the sealing surface to fluidly connect and disconnect the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet; and a solenoid configured to selectively couple and decouple the sealing element to the sealing surface to fluidly disconnect and connect the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. The lifter manually overrides the solenoid operated valve during a power failure, the lifter includes threads that thread to the solenoid operated valve, such that a rotation of the lifter in a first direction moves the lifter through the threads relative to the valve body to decouple the sealing element from the sealing surface.

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KOHLER CO444 HIGHLAND DRIVE KOHLER WI 53044

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Esche, John C Kohler, US 34 485

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