Method and apparatus for detection and prevention of fire hazard

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5934379
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08726926

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A fire hazard is automatically detected and a fire is prevented or extinguished in an automotive vehicle upon such vehicle being involved in a collision. The vehicle has an air conditioning system including a container and employing CO.sub.2 as a refrigerant. The occurrence of a collision is detected by an impact sensor. In response to detection of the collision by such a sensor, a processing/control unit opens a valve in a line connected to an outlet at or near a bottom of the container. Thereby, the CO.sub.2 refrigerant is released substantially in liquid phase from the container and passed through the line and is discharged as a fire extinguishing agent into various parts of the vehicle, for example the engine compartment.

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NORSK HYDRO ASAOSLO58

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O, slashedstlyngen Tom Wilhelm Oslo, NO 1 34
Thronae, butteds Bjo slashedrn Oslo, NO 1 34

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG (1)
* 5515691 Motor vehicle with an air-conditioning system 14 1995
 
SAWYER, JOHN (1)
* 4423784 Vehicle fire extinguisher 7 1981
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
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* 6352121 Vehicle fire extinguisher system 9 2000
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* 2006/0231,318 High impact fire proctection system 0 2005
* 2008/0289,836 Apparatus for Preventing the Eruption of Flames from a Vehicle 0 2007
* 2010/0116,137 REMOVAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE FROM AIR 28 2009
* 2013/0299,203 VEHICLE FIRE RISK REDUCING SYSTEM 0 2012
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
7619867 Conformal coating enhanced to provide heat detection 1 2002
* 2004/0074,651 Conformal coating enhanced to provide heat detection 4 2002
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 2007/0079,974 Onboard Fire Suppression System With Nozzles Having Pressure-Configurable Orifices 0 2006
 
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH (1)
* 2013/0087,347 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FIRE PREVENTION AND/OR FIRE FIGHTING 0 2012
 
FORD MOTOR COMPANY (2)
7198111 Automotive vehicle with fire suppression system 2 2005
* 2006/0213,674 Automotive vehicle with fire suppression system 5 2005
 
The United States of America, as represented by the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2)
* 7987940 Hydraulic accumulator and fire suppression system 2 2009
* 2010/0258,324 Hydraulic accumulator and fire suppression system 1 2009
 
Kilimanjaro Energy, Inc. (2)
7833328 Laminar scrubber apparatus for capturing carbon dioxide from air and methods of use 31 2009
* 2009/0320,688 Laminar Scrubber Apparatus for Capturing Carbon Dioxide From Air and Methods of Use 10 2009
 
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
* 2009/0205,846 FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM FOR AN ONBOARD ELECTRICAL ENERGY SOURCE 3 2008
 
LIFE MIST TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6390203 Fire suppression apparatus and method 24 2000
 
SANDEN HOLDINGS CORPORATION (2)
7028496 Air-conditioning system for vehicle 4 2004
* 2004/0237,558 Air-conditioning system for vehicle 0 2004
 
KIDDE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8657022 Fire suppression system 0 2010
* 2011/0083,864 FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM 0 2010
 
GLOBAL SAFETY LABS, INC. (2)
* 6378617 Apparatus and method for off-road vehicle fire protection and fire suppression 4 1998
* 6612373 Apparatus and method for off-road vehicle fire protection and fire suppression 3 2002
 
CARBON SINK INC. (17)
8088197 Removal of carbon dioxide from air 22 2006
8715393 ) from air 9 2008
8133305 Removal of carbon dioxide from air 26 2008
* 2009/0120,288 REMOVAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE FROM AIR 48 2008
8262774 English Title Not Available 5 2008
* 2009/0130,321 AIR COLLECTOR WITH FUNCTIONALIZED ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FOR CAPTURING AMBIENT CO2 16 2008
8999279 English Title Not Available 5 2009
8337589 Method and apparatus for extracting carbon dioxide from air 5 2010
8273160 Method and apparatus for extracting carbon dioxide from air 7 2010
8083836 Method and apparatus for extracting carbon dioxide from air 25 2010
8246723 English Title Not Available 4 2011
8221527 English Title Not Available 8 2011
9205372 English Title Not Available 2 2012
9266051 Removal of carbon dioxide from air 2 2013
9616375 Capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from air 0 2014
9266052 Method and apparatus for extracting carbon dioxide from air 2 2014
9527747 Extraction and sequestration of carbon dioxide 0 2014
 
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (8)
8151896 Onboard fire suppression system with nozzles having pressure-configurable orifices 0 2006
7455119 Automotive onboard fire suppression system reservoir with pressure-configurable orifices 5 2006
7407014 Automotive onboard fire suppression system reservoir with internal reinforcement 0 2006
* 2007/0084,610 Automotive Onboard Fire Suppression System Reservoir With Internal Reinforcement 0 2006
* 2007/0079,975 Automotive Onboard Fire Suppression System Reservoir With Pressure-Configurable Orifices 0 2006
7431099 Automotive onboard fire suppression system reservoir with discharge port controlled by piloted spool valve 1 2006
* 2007/0084,611 Automotive Onboard Fire Suppression System Reservoir With Discharge Port Controlled by Piloted Spool Valve 0 2006
7597153 Automotive onboard fire suppression system reservoir having multifunction control valve 6 2008
 
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
8006505 Air conditioning apparatus 0 2007
 
Jada Technologies (1)
* 2006/0176,650 FLEXIBLE ARMORED WIRING 1 2006
 
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
8849542 Real time linearization of a component-level gas turbine engine model for model-based control 0 2012
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