Foundation flood gate with ventilation

  • US 6,287,050 B1
  • Filed: 08/31/1999
  • Issued: 09/11/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A flood gate for use in a foundation wall adjacent an enclosed space, the flood gate comprising:

  • a frame located in the foundation wall defining a fluid passageway therethrough;

    a door pivotally mounted in said frame for bidirectional rotation between two open positions and a closed position therebetween to permit flow of fluid therethrough; and

    at least one latching mechanism for holding said door in said closed position, said latching mechanism including a float for sensing a level of the fluid and releasing said door when the level exceeds a preset height.

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