Patents Assigned to Strahman Valves Inc.
  • Patent number: 10550999
    Abstract: A device for separating liquid from gas including: a fluid inlet configured to receive a fluid that includes a liquid and a gas; a gas outlet; a deflector positioned between the fluid inlet and the gas outlet, the deflector obstructing a path from the fluid inlet to the gas outlet; and a liquid channel adjacent to a liquid outlet; wherein the deflector is configured to deflect the liquid to the liquid channel; wherein the liquid deflected to the liquid channel exits the device through the liquid outlet; and wherein the gas flows around the deflector and exits the device through the gas outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Gregory Stednitz, George Albert Lundberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9770730
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus, including: a hollow handle with a first end and a second end; a spray manifold having an inlet and a plurality of outlets along a length of the spray manifold; and a plurality of wheels supporting the spray manifold; wherein the inlet of the spray manifold is connected to the first end of the handle via a swivel coupling assembly, such that the spray manifold is rotatable in two orthogonal directions relative to the handle; and wherein the second end of the handle is configured to receive a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Gregory Stednitz
  • Patent number: 8573515
    Abstract: An aerating nozzle tip comprises a housing having a central axis, an inlet, an outlet, a plurality of passages disposed around the central axis between the inlet and the outlet, and a circumferential aspirator disposed between the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Gregory Stednitz
  • Publication number: 20110079664
    Abstract: An aerating nozzle tip comprises a housing having a central axis, an inlet, an outlet, a plurality of passages disposed around the central axis between the inlet and the outlet, and a circumferential aspirator disposed between the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: STRAHMAN VALVES, INC.
    Inventor: Samuel Gregory Stednitz
  • Publication number: 20090057584
    Abstract: A valve comprises a housing, a handle for opening and closing the valve, a handle release that is engagable with the housing to prevent movement of the handle relative to the housing, and that is disengageable from the housing to enable movement of the handle relative to the housing, and a lock for maintaining the handle release engaged with the housing to prevent movement of the handle relative to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: STRAHMAN VALVES, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Krulick
  • Patent number: 6883777
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a liquid containing tank or the like, having a vortex breaker within the tank of liquid, and affixed to an external valve. The valve has a discharge port and a valve body with an outer member which allows the flow of liquid and a concentrically-spaced inner member provided with upper and lower seals to prevent the leakage of the liquid and allow uniform closure of the valve. The inner tubular member is movable vertically such as with a screw thread and associated handle, from a closed to an open position to allow flow of the liquid from the tank to a discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Strahman Valves Inc.
    Inventor: David Smith
  • Patent number: 6746056
    Abstract: A fluid coupling device employs a male spherical member with a fluid receiving bore and a female housing. The spherical member abuts two axially spaced Teflon ring seats between the member and the housing in the housing chamber. The ring seats reduce friction between the member and the housing and axially retain the member in the housing with no metal to metal contact. A first O-ring provides fluid sealing between the spherical member and housing inner wall in the chamber. A hose receiving nipple member with a fluid receiving bore has a threaded concave end with a peripheral region that engages the first O-ring to hold the O-ring against the spherical member, one of the ring seats and housing chamber wall to seal the interface between the spherical member and housing. The nipple member has a flange which abuts the housing to limit squeezing action on the O-ring to ensure sufficient contact of the O-ring and mating surfaces to obtain a good seal without creating excessive friction loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Palmer
  • Patent number: 6705647
    Abstract: A fluid coupling device employs a male spherical member with a fluid receiving bore and a female housing. The spherical member abuts two axially spaced Teflon ring seats between the member and the housing in the housing chamber. The ring seats reduce friction between the member and the housing, and axially retain the member in the housing with no metal to metal contact. A first O-ring provides fluid sealing between the spherical member and housing inner wall in the chamber. A hose receiving nipple member with a fluid receiving bore has a threaded concave end with a peripheral region that engages the first O-ring to hold the O-ring against the spherical member, one of the ring seats and housing chamber wall to seal the interface between the spherical member and housing. The nipple member has a flange which abuts the housing to limit squeezing action on the O-ring to ensure sufficient contact of the O-ring and mating surfaces to obtain a good seal without creating excessive friction loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Palmer
  • Publication number: 20030189337
    Abstract: A fluid coupling device employs a male spherical member with a fluid receiving bore and a female housing. The spherical member abuts two axially spaced Teflon ring seats between the member and the housing in the housing chamber. The ring seats reduce friction between the member and the housing and axially retain the member in the housing with no metal to metal contact. A first O-ring provides fluid sealing between the spherical member and housing inner wall in the chamber. A hose receiving nipple member with a fluid receiving bore has a threaded concave end with a peripheral region that engages the first O-ring to hold the O-ring against the spherical member, one of the ring seats and housing chamber wall to seal the interface between the spherical member and housing. The nipple member has a flange which abuts the housing to limit squeezing action on the O-ring to ensure sufficient contact of the O-ring and mating surfaces to obtain a good seal without creating excessive friction loads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Palmer
  • Publication number: 20030094590
    Abstract: An adaptor is for a rising disc valve which has a handle for rotating a stem in a housing bore having a shoulder and which displaces a disc valve member which seals against a frusto-conical housing seat spaced from the shoulder. The adapter has a piston threaded to the stem by an attachment member. The piston has a cylindrical shank to which a Teflon ring seal is secured. The piston includes a steel valve disc member opposite the attachment member end for engaging the frusto-conical seat. A stack of Belleville steel springs is between the disc member and the ring seal. An interface ring is between the springs and the ring seal. As the disc member is seated in its valve seat, a ring at the attachment member abuts the shoulder. The attachment member can no longer axially displace and compressively loads the springs as the disc member is further axially displaced to the valve closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Palmer
  • Patent number: 6405932
    Abstract: A retrofit automatic temperature controlling apparatus and kit is attached to a prior art steam-cold water mixing valve assembly to produce mixed cold water and steam as hot water at a controlled temperature. An adjustment screw is added to the prior art valve assembly to limit the displacement of a steam poppet valve which is opened by a retrofitted piston. Cold water is redirected to a retrofit temperature control assembly having a mixing chamber for receiving the cold water. A water and steam receiving conduit terminates in the mixing chamber and has fluid isolated sections for receiving steam and cold water with a sleeve valve member for selectively coupling the steam and cold water sections to the mixing chamber. The sleeve valve member is operated by a temperature sensing device in the outlet hot water chamber. A disc member separates the mixing chamber and outlet hot water chamber with small passages which promote mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Palmer
  • Patent number: 5660333
    Abstract: A trigger having a pawl operates a nozzle valve via a valve stem in a nozzle barrel bore. A spring in the barrel bore normally biases the valve closed. A toothed ratchet lever is pivotally resiliently secured to a trigger guard which protects the trigger from accidental activation. A ratchet tooth in an array of teeth on the lever engages the pawl to hold the trigger in a selected spray position of the valve, the teeth being normally biased disengaged by a second spring. The teeth each have a sharp crest which digs into the trigger in response to the spring bias on the valve stem overcoming the disengagement bias on the ratchet from the second spring. The nozzle is closed by squeezing the trigger to release the ratchet and pawl engagment such that the ratchet lever is pivoted to a disengagment position by the second spring. The assembly comprises metal components in contact with hot fluid but which are thermally insulated with an outer casing spaced from the components by an air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Dietriek Strahman, Robert Palmer
  • Patent number: 4815698
    Abstract: A hard seated globe valve assembly for use in servicing high and low temperature fluids. The valve includes a moveable stem attached at one end to a tapered plug of hard material. An equally hard seat having a tapered surface is mounted for mating engagement with the plug when the valve is closed. The seat is located in a partition that separates the globe-shaped body into two chambers having fluid inlet-outlet orifices. An annular ring is mounted between the bearing end of the stem and the plug so that the plug is resiliently engaged in the seat when the valve is closed. It has been found that hard seated valves tend to be difficult to open or lose their sealing abilities when servicing extreme temperature fluids due to the expansion and contraction when the valve is heated and cooled. The resilience of the annular ring prevents this problem by permitting the plug to adjust during expansion and contraction, thus making it easier to open the valve after cooling and precluding loss of sealing during heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Palmer
  • Patent number: 4089470
    Abstract: Toward apparatus for providing selectively a stream of one or a combination of first and second fluids is disclosed to include independent storage means for the fluids, pressure generating means for the respective fluids, atmospheric break means to preclude backwash of fluids and mixing means for selectively mixing the fluids as desired for delivery to a site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Strahman
  • Patent number: D443675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventors: James Howard, Joseph Serieka
  • Patent number: D588675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur Grocholske
  • Patent number: D648008
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventors: August Percoco, Samuel Gregory Stednitz
  • Patent number: D702810
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Strahman Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Gregory Stednitz