Patents Examined by David Colon Morales
  • Patent number: 11118712
    Abstract: A wall socket, including a pipes-joint assembly including an outlet push-to-release pipe-joint, an inlet push-to-release pipe-joint, and piping for communicating therebetween, the piping including a right angled bending extending from the outlet push-to-release pipe-joint, and a pipe for extending from the right angled bending to the inlet push-to-release pipe-joint, and a panel, for connecting the pipes-joint assembly thereto, and for disposing the pipe of the pipes-joint assembly parallel to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Shlomo Kanizo
  • Patent number: 11112015
    Abstract: A fluid valve includes a valve body and a plug. The body includes a chamber and ports that communicate with the chamber. The plug is rotatably disposed in the chamber, and includes a seal disposed in an annular groove provided on the plug surface. An elastic member is disposed in the groove, and biases the seal against an inner surface of the chamber. The seal includes a seal retaining feature that is configured to retain the seal within the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Chapman, George Popovici, Lesley Wang, Adarsh Venkiteswaran
  • Patent number: 11105428
    Abstract: Valve seats may include an insert and a housing. The insert may comprise a first material and the housing may comprise a second material. The second material of the housing may exhibit a hardness that is greater than a hardness of the first material of the insert. Valve assemblies and related method may include valve seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Flowserve Management Company
    Inventor: Paul Simon Warbey
  • Patent number: 11105345
    Abstract: Devices and systems for exchanging properties between at least two fluid streams and related methods may include a valve device comprising a valve actuator configured to move at variable rates in order to selectively fill and empty at least one tank. Devices for exchanging properties between at least two fluid streams may include a valve device comprising offset openings positioned along a path of a valve actuator. The offset openings may be configured to selectively and gradually place an inlet in communication with at least one tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Flowserve Management Company
    Inventors: Scott Judge, Nathan Terwilliger, A.K. Necioglu
  • Patent number: 11098823
    Abstract: A vacuum bellows hot valve with durability and drivability not impaired by increased temperature and voltage of a heating device while having a simple, compact structure, the valve also allowing temperature control with high accuracy. In the vacuum bellows hot valve, a stem is provided inside a valve box with an inflow port and an outflow port so as to freely ascend and descend, a bellows is elastically provided to a valve body provided at a lower end of the stem and on an outer circumferential side of the stem, a cylindrical ceramic heater is arranged between an inner circumference of the bellows and an outer circumference of the stem, and a temperature measuring part of a thermocouple for control is arranged at a position close to the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KITZ SCT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuo Iijima
  • Patent number: 11098831
    Abstract: A fluid coupling includes a male element and a female element, which has a gear reduction member and a main body defining a main inner channel, a plunger, and a slide valve movable between a closed configuration and an open configuration. The slide valve has an outer slide valve and an inner slide valve. In the closed configuration, the outer slide valve is in a forward position and the inner slide valve is in a forward position contacting the outer slide valve and the plunger. In the open configuration, the outer slide valve is in a withdrawn position and the inner slide valve is in an offset position. The gear reduction member is disengaged from a front stop surface on the main body, a rear stop surface on the outer slide valve, or a front stop surface on the inner slide valve during a coupling phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: STAUBLI FAVERGES
    Inventors: Alain-Christophe Tiberghien, Christophe Durieux, Serafim Marques Barroca
  • Patent number: 11098824
    Abstract: A fluidic valve device intended to be arranged in a fluidic circuit, the device notably including a first switching assembly including a first compartment defining a first internal space and a first permanent magnet arranged with the freedom to slide in the first internal space, a second switching assembly including a second compartment defining a second internal space and a second permanent magnet arranged with the freedom to slide in the second internal space, the first permanent magnet and the second permanent magnet being arranged relative to one another in such a way as to be in a first state of magnetic interaction, making it possible to obtain a first stable mechanical configuration or in a second state of magnetic interaction, it possible to obtain a second stable mechanical configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Charlotte Parent, Yves Fouillet, Nicolas Verplanck, Arthur Vauquelin
  • Patent number: 11092247
    Abstract: Provided is a valve assembly including: a valve housing inserted into, after removing a portion of an exhaust line of a vacuum chamber, the removed portion of the exhaust line to be open in a direction communicating with the exhaust line and to have a predetermined inner space in a direction perpendicular to the direction communicating with the exhaust line; a valve movable horizontally inside the valve housing to allow the valve housing to communicate with the exhaust line or to be blocked from the exhaust line; a valve driving part disposed on one side of the valve housing in such a manner as to be connected to the valve so as to horizontally move the valve in a direction perpendicular to the exhaust line; and valve movement guide parts disposed inside the valve housing so as to guide a moving path of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LAON TMD CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Young Joh, Jong Hak Kim
  • Patent number: 11092246
    Abstract: A gate valve comprising a plurality of first force-applying units built in a valve box; a second force-applying unit disposed between a first movable valve and a second movable valve; and a third force-applying unit. The first force-applying units are driven by incompressible fluid and have a function of applying a force to the first movable valve to be directed to the first opening portion in the flow passage direction and thereby causing the seal portion to be in close contact with a valve box inner surface located at the periphery of the first opening portion. The gate valve includes an incompressible-fluid driver that drives, the first force-applying units by incompressible fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ULVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Wada, Hideaki Inoue, Kouji Shibayama, Takuya Wade, Harukuni Furuse, Jirou Endo, Mikiya Suzuki, Shinnosuke Tokuhira, Takaaki Terui
  • Patent number: 11092248
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a trim arrangement for a ball valve. The trim arrangement can include a first seat assembly having a first seat, a threaded collar, and a biasing element. The first seat can be in contact with a first side of a ball element, and the threaded collar can be threadably coupled to the first seat and can be in engagement with the biasing element. The trim arrangement further includes a second seat assembly having a second seat in contact with a second side of the ball element. The threaded collar can have a profile that is configured to non-rotatably and slidably engage a corresponding profile of a collar bore of the valve body to prevent rotation of the threaded collar relative to the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventor: Brandon Wayne Bell
  • Patent number: 11092244
    Abstract: A sealing disc for vacuum closure suitable for using in reciprocating movement to an open position or a closed position to open or seal a valve port of an all-metal valve is disclosed. A sealing plate of the sealing disc is formed with a first sealing surface. When the sealing disc is in the closed position, the first sealing surface directly abuts against the valve port of the all-metal vacuum valve. A vacuum sealability can be improved and a service lifetime can be prolonged through compensating movement and adjusting movement between two metallic sealing surfaces abutting each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Xiao Hu, Ye-Liang Zhao, Shao-Hui Zhang, Chwung-Shan Kou, Yen-Sheng Wang, Chih-Hung Wang, Chun-Shu Hsu, Szu-Min Lin, Ming-Sheng Tsai, Wen-Wei Gu
  • Patent number: 11085544
    Abstract: Frac pumps have valve bodies. The valve bodies comprise a head and a compressible seal. The head provides a valve surface adapted to engage the valve seat. The compressible seal is carried on the head radially inward of the valve surface and is adapted to engage the valve seat. It is mounted between the head and a valve guide having a plurality of legs. The face of the compressible seal has a slightly curved, convex sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Tony Yeung
  • Patent number: 11079024
    Abstract: A gate valve seat seal includes a two-piece seat arranged so that an inner seat moves within an outer piece. The inner seat is moved by a flange where as the flange moves radially inwards the inner seat is moved axially to seal the gate. As the flange moves radially outwards the inner seat is moved axially out of sealing contact with the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Patriot Research Center, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Cotton, Weston Zwiacher
  • Patent number: 11079028
    Abstract: A sleeve member of a movable unit has a first pressure receiving surface and a second pressure receiving surface. The first pressure receiving surface receives a first fluid pressure in an axial direction opposite to a biasing force of a spring, when a valve member closes a seat opening portion. The second pressure receiving surface receives a second fluid pressure in the same axial direction to a direction of the biasing force of the spring, when the valve member closes the seat opening portion. A first surface area and a second surface area are made to be equal to each other. Each of the first and the second surface areas is an area of a projected portion on a virtual plane perpendicular to the axial direction. Each of the projected portions is obtained when each of the first and the second pressure receiving surfaces is projected to the virtual plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Hashimoto, Naohito Seko, Ryo Sano
  • Patent number: 11054043
    Abstract: A fluid valve includes a valve body and a plug. The body includes a chamber and ports that communicate with the chamber. The plug rotates within the chamber, and includes a seal disposed in an annular groove provided on the plug surface. An elastic member is disposed in the groove, and biases the seal against an inner surface of the chamber. When the plug is oriented relative to the body so that the groove is aligned with a port, the seal segregates the chamber into a first chamber that borders an outer surface of the seal and a second chamber that borders an inner surface of the seal, and provides a fluid-tight seal between the first chamber and the second chamber. In addition, the seal inner and outer diameters vary based on a fluid pressure difference across the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Chapman, George Popovici, Lesley Wang, Adarsh Venkiteswaran
  • Patent number: 11047489
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a trim arrangement for a ball valve. The trim arrangement can include a first seat assembly having a first seat, a threaded collar, and a biasing element. The first seat can be in contact with a first side of a ball element, and the threaded collar can be threadably coupled to the first seat and can be in engagement with the biasing element. The trim arrangement further includes a second seat assembly having a second seat in contact with a second side of the ball element. The threaded collar can have a profile that is configured to non-rotatably and slidably engage a corresponding profile of a collar bore of the valve body to prevent rotation of the threaded collar relative to the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventor: Brandon Wayne Bell
  • Patent number: 11047515
    Abstract: The fluid transfer connector includes: a plug including a plug body, the plug body including a fluid channel; a socket including a socket body, the socket body including a fluid channel that communicates with the fluid channel of the plug body when the plug is connected to the socket; and a driving mechanism configured to adjust a distance between the plug body and the socket body. The plug body and the socket body can be stopped by the driving mechanism at an initial position where the plug body and the socket body are spaced from and face each other, a connecting position where the fluid channel of the plug body communicates with the fluid channel of the socket body, and an intermediate position between the initial position and the connecting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SURPASS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Imai, Kazuki Hirai, Masamichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11041574
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a jig for assembling a fully welded ball valve includes a fastening end having a projecting insertion pipe inserted through the first end piece pipe to an inside of the second end piece pipe and configured to support the first end piece pipe to stably maintain a state of the first and second end piece pipes being inserted through the insertion holes of the valve body, a pressurizing plate configured to pressurize the second end piece pipe to the first end piece pipe, a pressurizing device configured to press the pressurizing plate to pressurize the second end piece pipe, a load cell configured to measure a pressure applied by the pressurizing device, and a controller configured to output the pressure measured by the load cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Joungdae Seo, Youn Gil Jung, Hyunseok Yun
  • Patent number: 11035481
    Abstract: Hand-operated suction and irrigation medical devices are provided. An example medical device comprises a housing having a proximal end and a distal end. The housing defines first and second inlet paths and an outlet path. A first tubular member is partially disposed within the first inlet path and a second tubular member is partially disposed within the second inlet path. Each of the first and second tubular members extends from the proximal end of the housing. A third tubular member is partially disposed within the outlet path and extends from the distal end of the housing. A control member is slidably disposed on the housing and is movable between a first, proximal position and a second, distal position. A passageway provides fluid communication between the first inlet path and an opening to an environment external to the housing such that covering the opening provides control over the flow of fluid through the first inlet path and the first tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Darin Schaeffer, Jeffry Melsheimer
  • Patent number: 11028929
    Abstract: A valve for use in oil and gas production or similar applications includes a plug or other flow barrier disposed in a cavity of a hollow valve body with a metal-to-metal sealing surface that is not reliant on any rubberized or elastomeric material to effect a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OIL STATES ENERGY SERVICES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Bob McGuire, Danny L. Artherholt, Mickey Claxton, Blake Mullins