The present invention provides a fire extinguishing device including an upright standing hollow body. An air compressor pump is connected to the hollow body for providing pressurized air to the hollow body. At least one heat activated fluid release valve is connected to the hollow body. The present invention further provides a method of configuring …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Sterling Whitney, Sr.
Agents: Dovas Law, P.C. (attorney)

The application was examined by Darren W Gorman (USPTO dept. 3752)


  • 1. A self-contained user-transportable heat activated fire extinguishing device comprising: …
  • 2. The fire extinguishing device of claim 1 , wherein the hollow body comprises an elongated …
  • 3. The fire extinguishing device of claim 1 , wherein the hollow body comprises a fire …

Cited documents


  • Howe US 2003/0080445 A1 / 261/72.1, May. 1, 2003
  • Pahila US 6276460 B1 / 169/37, Aug. 1, 2001
  • Brim US 5458201 A / 169/26, Oct. 1, 1995
  • Quitschalle US 1831193 A / 169/51, Nov. 1, 1931
  • Phillips US 6009954 A / 169/16, Jan. 1, 2000


Brief Description of the Drawing(s)

The foregoing Summary as well as the following detailed description will be readily understood in conjunction with the appended drawings which illustrate preferred embodiments of the invention. In the drawings …



Each year, hundreds of trees used in the celebration of holidays catch fire causing property damage and in some cases injury and loss of life. The ubiquitous “Christmas” tree, typically …

Cross Reference to Related Application(s)

This application is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/832,664, filed Aug. 2, 2007, which is incorporated by reference as if fully set …

Detailed Description of the Preferred Embodiment(s)

Certain terminology is used in the following description for convenience only and is not limiting. The words “right,” “left,” “top,” and “bottom” designate directions in the drawings to which reference …

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Miscellaneous patent data

Developed by Sterling Whitney, Sr., the recorded inventor's name is Sterling Whitney, Sr., the inventor's location - Philadelphia, PA, the application number is 12/699,059 (U.S.), particularly claims a self-contained user-transportable heat activated fire extinguishing device…, the application was published on Feb. 3, 2010, the invention is titled Fire Extinguishing Device, the grant publication date is Aug. 6, 2013, the examination was conducted by Darren W Gorman (3752 USPTO department), illustrated by 7 drawings, the primary classification Condition responsive control has been designated to the document, claims 1-16 comprise the invention scope, the recorded agent's company is Dovas Law, P.C., 14 figures depict the invention details, the grant number is 08499846 (publication number), similar classification categories are specific extinguishant applying means, Compound, extinguishing fire, oil or gas well, acid container without closure device, incendiary substances producing pressure gas, Supports or clamps for fire hoses, two or more outlets, acid container with closure device, Having fusible plug, support, or holder, the term of the grant was extended by 341 days, the drawings include the following: Top view of the tree, Fire Extinguishing Device, Top perspective view of a tree, Cross-section view of the tree, the exemplary claims include number 1, the recorded applicant's name is Sterling Whitney, Sr., the applicant's city - Philadelphia, state - PA.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Portable extinguishers which are permanently pressurised or pressurised immediately before use, Fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for particular objects or places, Portable Vessels, comprising an outlet device containing a sensor, or itself being the sensor, i.e. self-contained sprinklers, Means to pressurize contents of holder, Discharge head, Suspending or supporting devices, Pressurizing agent stored apart from agent, Automatic Receptacles, Gas-pressure discharge, with pressurised or compressible container, with pump, Condition responsive control. The designated search classifications include Means to pressurize contents of holder, Pressurizing agent stored apart from agent, With means facilitating total discharge, With spray material quantity or flow indicating means, Sensor, control and actuator, Fusible Connections, Portable Vessels, Distributing systems, Dry pipe, Automatic Receptacles, Gas-pressure discharge, With means permitting repeated discharge, Special Applications, With particular outlet structure, Discharge head.

Patent details
Publication number 08499846
Publication date Aug. 6, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 12/699,059
Application date Feb. 3, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 341
National classification 169/56
Total number of claims 16
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 7
Number of figures 14
Terminal disclaimer
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