Abstract: A reed valve module includes a module body and a reed petal. The module body includes a seating surface located on a first side of the module body and a sealing face located on a second side the module body. The reed petal is positioned adjacent to the second side of the module body and adapted to seal against the sealing face when the reed petal is in a closed position, wherein the reed valve module is a self-contained modular unit that is adapted to be inserted into a receiving cavity of a modular reed valve assembly such that the seating surface is positioned adjacent to a retaining surface of the modular reed valve assembly and an interfacing surface of the reed valve module is positioned adjacent to a second retaining surface of the modular reed valve assembly, and wherein the reed valve module is adapted to be captured and retained within the modular reed valve assembly between the first and second retaining surfaces.
Abstract: A valve assembly includes a seat plate having a top surface and a bottom surface, a plurality of first valve modules arranged in a first level relative to the seat plate such that a first seating face of each of the plurality of first valve modules is substantially co-planar with a first plane that is substantially parallel to at least one of the top surface and the bottom surface of the seat plate, and at least one second valve module arranged in a second level relative to the seat plate such that a second seating face of the at least one second valve module is co-planar with a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane, wherein the second plane is offset from the first plane by a first distance.
Abstract: Reed valve modules and corresponding reed valve assemblies are disclosed. In one embodiment, the reed valve module includes a body having a single or a plurality of sealing faces, a seat and flow passages from the seat to the sealing face(s). The reed valve module also includes one or a plurality of petals. In some embodiments, the module further includes a petal guard. Novel reed valve assemblies are disclosed incorporating the reed valve modules. One embodiment of the reed valve assembly includes a seat with a plurality of fluid conduits, a retainer plate with a plurality of fluid conduits and a means for receiving recesses between the seat plate and retainer plate. Other devices, systems, and methods related to reed valve modules and valve assemblies are also disclosed.
Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed, including a compressor having a piston and a valve assembly. In some embodiments, the valve assembly includes a check valve having a valve member, a magnet coupled to the valve member, and an electrical conductor near the magnet. The check valve may be configured to change state in response to a change in fluid pressure. The compressor may also have an electric device coupled to the electrical conductor.
Abstract: A novel valve assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the valve assembly includes a seat plate that includes a fluid conduit and an impact bushing that is coupled to the seat plate at a position adjacent to the fluid conduit. The valve assembly also includes a sealing assembly that is configured to form a seal with the impact bushing and to control flow of a fluid through the fluid conduit via relative displacement of the sealing assembly from the impact bushing. Systems and methods related to such a valve assembly are also disclosed. Data supplied from the esp@cenet database-Worldwide.