LIXIL has been granted a patent for a fitting comprising a housing, mixing cartridge, actuation unit, and hose for fluid mixing and flow control. The design allows for flexible movement of the hose within the housing, enhancing functionality and ease of use. GlobalData’s report on LIXIL gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on LIXIL, Intelligent closestool was a key innovation area identified from patents. LIXIL's grant share as of March 2024 was 52%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Fitting with moveable hose for fluid mixing and flow control

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: LIXIL Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11970846B2) discloses a fitting comprising a housing with a mixing cartridge inside. The mixing cartridge includes feed connections, a mixing region, an outlet connection, and a channel. An actuation unit is used to actuate the mixing cartridge, and a hose is connected to the outlet connection and arranged movably within the housing. The mixing region is positioned between the channel and the housing wall, allowing for efficient mixing of fluids.

Furthermore, the patent claims detail the arrangement of the housing wall, channel, and mixing cartridge in a coaxial manner, along with the cooperation between valves and the actuation unit. The actuation unit is mechanically operated and includes a link that can be turned to move the actuation ends along an axial direction. Additionally, the link is connected to a portion of the housing wall, ensuring synchronized movement. The arrangement of actuation ends, springs, and link design allows for precise control and operation of the fitting, enhancing its functionality and reliability in fluid mixing applications.

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