Patents

Air2Water - Pure, Clean Drinking Water

Air2Water LLC controls the patents of Worldwide Water LLC and Worldwide Water Inc. Our patents include six US Patents and PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) equivalents. With a total of 33 patents in 28 countries and and 11 patents pending we vavlue our intellectual property highly. We believe that most, if not all, of our pending applications will be granted due to our prior art and existing patents in PCT member countries. Many other companies offering atmospheric water generation technology claim to have patents, but please ask for their patent numbers and check their patents' claims to see that they actually apply to the machine that the company produces, or are simply patents with claims that are not even used.

Air2Water's patents contain 156 claims, on everything from re-circulation, UV and Ozone sterilization to air filtration. As a consumer make sure that you understand what you are buying and that it comes from a legitimate source who is not infringing on our patents. Otherwise, you may be stuck with a machine that you can't buy spare parts for, due to Air2Water legal action success against an infringing producer.

US Patent Number - 6,182,453

Abstract: A portable, potable-water generator for producing high-purity liquid water by condensation of dew from ambient air. The generator employs an air filter to remove particulates and aerosols from the incoming air. An enclosed heat absorber cools the filtered air to its dew point and collects droplets of condensate into a combined condensate collector and storage reservoir. Before discharge, the collected dew is treated in a bacteriostat loop to destroy adventitious living organisms and to filter out undesirable and dangerous contaminants. A recirculation loop provides the ability to recirculate stored condensate during periods of inactivity. Further, quick disconnect fittings and variable length flexible tubing allows use of the invention to serve remote dispensers and/or appliances and allows use of municipal water treated through the apparatus in low condensate situations. All the subsystems are fail safe-interlocked to disable the generator immediately and prevent delivery of water if any one of them stops functioning within predetermined safe limits.

US Patent Number - 5,845,504

Abstract: A portable, potable-water generator for producing high-purity liquid water by condensation of dew from ambient air is described. The generator employs filtration subsystems to remove particulates and aerosols from the incoming air. An enclosed heat absorber cools the filtered air below its dew point and collects droplets of condensate into a closed system. The collected liquid dew is further continually treated in a bacteriostat loop to destroy adventitious living organisms and to filter out undesirable and dangerous contaminants.

US Patent Number - 5,669,221

Abstract: A portable, potable-water generator for producing high-purity liquid water by condensation of dew from ambient air. The generator employs filtration subsystems to remove particulates and aerosols from the incoming air. An enclosed heat absorber cools the filtered air to its dew point and collects droplets of condensate into a closed system. The collected dew is further continually treated in a bacteriostat loop to destroy adventitious living organisms and to filter out undesirable and dangerous contaminants. All the subsystems are failsafe-interlocked to disable the generator immediately and prevent delivery of water if any one of them stops functioning within predetermined safe limits.

US Patent Number - 6,058,718

Abstract: A portable, potable-water generator for producing high-purity liquid water by condensation of dew from ambient air. The generator employs filtration subsystems to remove particulates and acrosols from the incoming air. An enclosed heat absorber cools the filtered air to its dew point and collects droplets of condensate into a closed system. The collected dew is further continually treated in a bacteriostat loop to destroy adventitious living organisms and to filter out undesirable and dangerous contaminants. All the subsystems are fail safe-interlocked to disable the generator immediately and prevent delivery of water if any one of them stops functioning within predetermined safe limits.

US Patent Number - 7,373,787

Abstract: A portable, potable-water generator for producing high-purity liquid water by condensation of water vapor from ambient air. The generator employs an air filter to remove particulates and aerosols from the incoming air. An enclosed heat absorber cools the filtered air to its dew point and collects droplets of condensate into a condensate collector. Before discharge, the collected dew is treated in a bacteriostat loop to destroy adventitious living organisms and to filter out undesirable and dangerous contaminants. A recirculation loop provides the ability to recirculate stored condensate, including during periods of inactivity. Further, quick disconnect fittings and variable length flexible tubing allows use of the invention to serve remote dispensers and/or appliances and allow use of municipal water treated through the apparatus in low condensate situations.

US Patent Number - 7,089,763

Abstract: A portable, potable-water generator for producing high-purity liquid water by condensation of water vapor from ambient air. The generator (125) employs an air filter (119) to remove particulates and aerosols from the incoming air. An enclosed heat absorber cools the filtered air to its dew point and collects droplets of condensate into a condensate collector (5). Before discharge, the collected dew is treated in a bacteriostat loop to destroy adventitious living organisms and to filter out undesirable and dangerous contaminants. A recirculation loop provides the ability to recirculate stored condensate, including during periods of inactivity. Further, quick disconnect fittings (55b) and variable length flexible tubing allows use of the invention to serve remote dispensers and/or appliances and allow use of municipal water treated through the apparatus in low condensate situations.

The company's philosophy is to vigorously protect and defend these patents and other intellectual property rights through all legal remedies available. The company anticipates vigorously pursuing litigation against infringers in the future as it becomes aware of these infringements and other violations of its intellectual property rights. Air2Water LLC would like to place any individuals or companies who are manufacturing or distributing atmospheric water generations machines that infringe upon our patent rights on notice, that not only have we been successful in our legal actions against others who have infringed upon our rights, we are and will aggressively seek action against any entities who infringe upon these patent rights. Please be aware that if you are in the business of manufacturing or distributing atmospheric water generation equipment that infringes upon our patents we will commence legal action and seek damages and relief arising from your infringement on our patent rights. United States federal law. 35 U.S.C. 271 defines infringement as "whoever without authority makes, uses, offers for sell or sells any patented invention, within the United States during the term of the patent therefore, infringes the patent." or equivalent therefore. Infringement can be direct, indirect, or contributory. Anyone who makes, uses, or sells the patented invention is a direct infringer. If a person actively encourages another to make, use, or sell the invention, the person so inducing is liable for indirect infringement. Contributory infringement can be committed by knowingly selling or supplying an item for which the only use is in connection with a patented invention. Good faith or ignorance is no defense for direct infringement, but it can be for indirect or contributory infringement. Knowingly infringing on a patented his willful infringement and subject of triple damages and legal fees and maybe punitive damages (see below). 271. Infringement of patent

Release date: 2005-10-11

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, whoever without authority makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, within the United States or imports into the United States any patented invention during the term of the patent therefore, infringes the patent. (b) Whoever actively induces infringement of a patent shall be liable as an infringer. (c) Whoever offers to sell or sells within the United States or imports into the United States a component of a patented machine, manufacture, combination or composition, or a material or apparatus for use in practicing a patented process, constituting a material part of the invention, knowing the same to be especially made or especially adapted for use in an infringement of such patent, and not a staple article or commodity of commerce suitable for substantial noninfringing use, shall be liable as a contributory infringer.