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Title: US5542604: Drinking fountain with sound effects
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Ferren, Bran; East Hampton, NY

Assignee: The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA
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Published / Filed: 1996-08-06 / 1994-12-07

Application Number: US1994000350799

IPC Code: Advanced: E03B 9/20;
Core: E03B 9/00;
IPC-7: E03B 9/04;

ECLA Code: E03B9/20;

U.S. Class: Current: 239/029; 239/289;
Original: 239/029; 239/289;

Field of Search: 239/023,18-22,72,284

Priority Number:
1994-12-07  US1994000350799

Abstract: A drinking fountain having a spout, a human actuatable valve for controlling the flow of water from the spout, a basin for collecting the water and a drain pipe. An audio system includes a speaker wherein the speaker is mounted to the drain pipe in such a manner as to direct soundwaves into the drain pipe. The audio system is responsive to actuation of the valves such that it plays an audible sound from the speaker in response to the actuation. The audio system may include a sequential sound source having a plurality of sound clips that are playable in response to respective actuations of the valve.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Pretty, Schroeder, Brueggemann & Clark ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Weldon, Kevin P.;

Maintenance Status: E3 Expired  Check current status

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Family: None

First Claim:
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I claim:     1. A fixture that is supplied with a pressurized fluid, the fixture comprising:
  • a spout for delivering the pressurized fluid;
  • a human actuatable valve for controlling the delivery of pressurized fluid from the spout;
  • a drain pipe for receiving fluid drawn from the spout; and
  • an audio system including a speaker wherein the speaker is mounted to the drain pipe in such a manner as to direct sound waves into the drain pipe.

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 5pp US1090876  1914-03 Pollard   DRINKING-FOUNTAIN.
Get PDF - 10pp US3585991  1971-06 Balamuth  Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. PSYCHOPHYSIOSONIC SYSTEM WITH MULTISENSORY AIDS
Get PDF - 5pp US4156432  1979-05 Helwig, Jr.  Avtec Industries, Inc. Delay circuit
Get PDF - 6pp US4269352  1981-05 Przystawik   Water pump arrangement and electric circuitry for a fountain display
Get PDF - 11pp US4305117  1981-12 Evans  Rain Jet Corporation Artificial illumination of ornamental water fountains with color blending in response to musical tone variations
Get PDF - 22pp US4749126  1988-06 Kessener et al.   Liquid outlet adapted to provide lighting effects and/or for illumination
Get PDF - 8pp US4858826  1989-08 Robinson et al.  Wet Enterprises, Inc. Colored flame water fountain illumination system
Get PDF - 7pp US4898060  1990-02 To   Musical adapter for nursing bottle
Get PDF - 8pp US4901922  1990-02 Kessener et al.   Method and apparatus for creating a spectacular display
Get PDF - 10pp US4905897  1990-03 Rogers et al.  Rogers; Ramon Barry Field sprayer nozzle pattern monitor
Get PDF - 11pp US4936508  1990-06 Ingalz   Shower head volume meter with alarm signal
Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G96-370343 DERG96-370343

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