Jim is our electronics architect who makes everything work efficiently, effortlessly and intuitively for everyone in the home; Dan is our mechanical engineer and incorrigible outside-the-box thinker who ran the numbers and convinced us that, for efficiency, we needn’t always, in fact seldom, use the home hot water line to our tank; and I came up with the design, the side fountain, and did most of the drawings. Now, we also have Erika on board as our marketer, Aleks who animates our ideas, and Charlie, who turns our ideas into working, breathing prototypes.
We are again excited, and hopeful, that this time we offer consumers a product that, in a couple of years, they’ll wonder “how they ever got along without it”…..a comment we often got from our original beta test users way back in 1987. And stay tuned. Do that “Like Us” thing on Facebook; the “Follow Us” thing on Twitter; and the whatever on InstaGram (which I don’t yet have a clue about). We have more than just faucets coming your way….you’ll see.
Patents and Awards related to Evalving systems.
US4735357 Apr 5, 1988 Modular water faucet with automatic water
US4762273 Aug 9, 1988 Electronic faucet with spout position sensing means
US8572772 B2 Mar 5, 2009 Electronic Faucet with Voice, Temperature,Flow and Volume Control
An ergonomic water conserving faucet assembly that pivots around a cognitive central point providing touchless water temperature, flow rate, volume control and spray pattern adjustment through multiple, hygienic means. The assembly comprises a pivotable, ergonomic, ball-shaped spout that may be used statically or hand held; a retractable water delivery hose connecting the spout to a water source; a water mixing valve at the water source delivering water of preselected temperature; solenoid valves controlling flow; proximity and object detection sensors mapping the sink area and detecting input signals; speech sensors with microphone for voice control; an LED display of water temperature; internal speakers delivering audible prompts; and an electronic controller recognizing speech and supervising operations.
Awarded “Most Asked About Product of the Year”, Kitchen & Bath Design News, Dec 1987