The Global Patent Exchange

Web: www.tynax.com |  Phone: (650)292-4849 |  Email: contact@tynax.com

Patent for Sale:

Patented Biodegradable Fire Resistant Foam    

Foam to protect homes and buildings in the event of a wildfire

Overview

This biodegradable fire resistant foam can be sprayed on homes, and other buildings ahead of a wildfire to protect things from burning, and washed off with water after the danger has passed. This fire resistant foam can save thousands of gallons of water and allow firefighters to fight fires instead of spraying water on homes to try to protect these structures. Firefighters have to stop spraying water and leave when a fire gets too close to them. The advantage of the foam is it can be sprayed on days ahead of an approaching fire.

Primary Application of the Technology

Markets were there are high risk of wild fires e.g. California

The Problem Solved by the Technology

The direction of a wildfire can generally be predicted and homeowners in the potential path of the fire can be warned and asked to evacuate. Protecting structures in wildlands includes firefighters and/or homeowners constructing fire breaks, as well as spraying water onto flammable structures in advance of a fire. Water has certain advantages in firefighting by cooling flammable materials and also displacement of oxygen that is necessary for combustion of fuel. However, once homeowners are evacuated, they are unable to continue spraying water on to their structures.

Water evaporates quickly from dry materials. Further, continually spraying water on combustible materials such as a home is labor-intensive, taking up firefighters’ time that is better spent elsewhere, and dangerous to firefighters as well when the fire is nearby. Some of the firefighting chemicals that are in use may be polluting the land and water.

How the Technology Solves the Problem

It would be more desirable to provide the homeowners and/or firefighters with a fire resistant foam that can be applied to potentially combustible materials in advance of a fire or evacuation order, which would stay intact on the combustible material for a period of days to weeks, providing excellent fire protection during that entire duration of the wildfire without further attention or application. It is also necessary that the fire protectant product would retain its fire protecting function after application, even after drying or dehydration of the product; and that the fire protectant product would be biodegradable and nontoxic; and it can easily be removed from the combustible material by a water wash once the fire danger passess, or easily removed from the material once it has been combusted.

Firefighting foams have been used for many years. Firefighting foams can work by suppressing and preventing air from mixing with flammable vapors, separating flames from the fuel’s surface, and cooling the fuel and its surface through the action of water in the foam. The foam is created by mechanically mixing air with a surfactant and other materials in water.

None of the foams currently available provide the combination of properties to make a fire resistant product that can be applied to potentially combustible materials in advance of a fire or evacuation order, that will remain intact on the combustible materials for a period of days to weeks, and provide excellent fire protection during that entire time without further attention or application, and which is also biodegradable, nontoxic, and can be easily rinsed off when fire protection is no longer needed.

Competitive Advantage

- The biodegradable fire resistant form can be sprayed on days ahead of a wildfire, washed off with water when no longer required without polluting the land and water.

- Will save thousands of gallons of water.

- Frees firefighters to focus on controlling the fire, rather than the duty of protecting property.

The seller may consider selling these patents individually.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 1:


View this listing on the Tynax website: www.tynax.com/listing/6458