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Patent Application Titled "Backflow Preventer Training Software Program" Published Online

June 19, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventor Hyatt, Ronald Martin (Bakersfield, CA), filed on November 26, 2012, was made available online on June 5, 2014.

No assignee for this patent application has been made.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "This invention pertains to the backflow prevention industry. Currently, all backflow prevention testing and certification must be performed in a wet-lab with a working physical mock-up of a backflow preventer. Moreover, the trainer and trainees are required to be physically present in the same wet-lab."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "This invention eliminates the need for a wet-lab for training, testing and certification as well as the requirement that the trainees be physically present in a wet-lab classroom with the trainer. This invention allows the trainer to conduct virtual training via the internet with the trainees located offsite at their personal computers. There is no wet-lab required as all of the functions of a working physical mock-up of a backflow preventer are replicated in the software program's interactive three-dimensional display. The virtual backflow preventer is controlled and manipulated by the trainer; the trainees respond to various scenarios initiated by the trainer who then monitors the trainees' responses."

For more information, see this patent application: Hyatt, Ronald Martin. Backflow Preventer Training Software Program. Filed November 26, 2012 and posted June 5, 2014. Patent URL:

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Source: Computer Weekly News

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