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Auxiliary Water-Saving Device

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOES20210317001
Publicado:
26/03/2021
Caducidad:
27/03/2022
Resumen:
A Spanish start-up has developed a patented auxiliary water-saving device. This device can be easily connected to water taps to automatically close the tap (flow cut-off) after being manually opened, optimizing potable water consumption in households. They are now offering this technology for acquisition, licensing or commercial agreement with technical assistance to an industrial partner willing to bring the solution to the market.

Details

Tittle:
Auxiliary Water-Saving Device
Summary:
A Spanish start-up has developed a patented auxiliary water-saving device. This device can be easily connected to water taps to automatically close the tap (flow cut-off) after being manually opened, optimizing potable water consumption in households. They are now offering this technology for acquisition, licensing or commercial agreement with technical assistance to an industrial partner willing to bring the solution to the market.
Description:
Among the natural resources that must be cared for and conserved the most, would be water, and more specifically drinking water. One of the highest consumption of drinking water is generated in homes, both due to the number of existing taps, as well as the necessary use that is currently made of this resource, and sometimes also due to distraction, habit, or simply not have easy means that could help reduce its use. The proposed system seeks to have elements that remind us, sensitize and facilitate the reduction of these consumption. The installation of this device could achieve water reductions of up to 30% or 40 ° A, from the usual consumption per installed tap, only with a modest investment and the installation of the proposed system.

This startup is being created by an independent inventor with different patents obtained. He is focused on the development of environmentally friendly new products aiming at preserving, saving and optimizing energetic and natural resources.

This patented device has unique characteristics, both in its mission or function, as well as in its design, ease of assembly and regulation (strength of the water tap installed depending on the opening/closing movement). This device aims at saving in water consumption and providing the user with the personal satisfaction of contributing to the optimization of the earth´s resources. Regarding its design, the device has a simple composition, with a very attractive range of colours, including chrome finish and, above all, a very easy way of assembling, suitable to be assembled by people without technical expertise.

The technology is protected by a PCT patent application with a positive International Search report and the inventors hope to find a global partner that can produce and promote this technology. The startup is looking for a partner, from the technical/industrial field, to take part in the tune-up, extension of patent (PCT) and commercialisation. Concretely manufacturers interested in technologies related with the environment; water saving; preservation of energies; energy savings, technological start-ups and/or start-ups related with energy savings.
Advantages and Innovations:
There are water taps currently in the market with the function of turning on and off the water flow after being opened. Nevertheless, they are generally conceived to be installed in public toilets, not for domestic use. Those installed in households are usually designed to be manually opened and closed.

The patented device allows, with a low investment, easy assembling, and simple adjusting instructions (if needed), to transform a standard water tap into one with timed shut-off without the need to change the existing water tap. This way, the user can enjoy the advantages of a water tap with automatic shut-off function and the corresponding water savings.

Another advantage is the reduced manufacturing costs. By means of injection processes (preferably of recycled/recyclable plastic), a very affordable selling price is achieved, therefore offering fast return of investment (amortization) in a few months, as a consequence of the reduction in water consumption bill.

The potential clients interested in the installation of this device will not only save water (savings are estimated at 30%-40% per water tap) but will also be satisfied that they are contributing to the preservation of natural resources, which are becoming more and more scarce.

The international search report about this invention is available in the PCT patent application to check the novelty about this system.

Stage of Development:
Prototype available for demonstration
IPs:
Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Patent granted in all its process at a national level and in period of priority of the PCT.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Primarily industrial partners interested in technologies related with the environment; water saving; preservation of energies; energy savings, technological start-ups and/or start-ups related with energy savings. Die-manufacturing sites and manufacturers of injection elementsEven manufacturers of water taps interested in broadening the functions of their existing water taps with these complements.
Secondary financial/technical partners which would help in the achievement of new developments, the improvement, and the tune-up of the product. Extending the patent to those countries jointly agreed.
The inventors can consider an acquisition of the IP, licensing or an commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Inventor
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
Spanish

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02006004 Installations related to construction (energy, lighting, …)
02002009 Machine Tools