Patents Examined by David Colon Morales
  • Patent number: 11971118
    Abstract: A vacuum valve or door having a closure plate for closing an opening in a wall. The opening has opposing first and second longitudinal edges and shorter opposing first and second transverse edges. A sealing unit seals the closure plate against the wall in the closed position. The sealing unit includes a supporting frame having opposing first and second longitudinal legs and shorter opposing first and second transverse legs, on which supporting frame there is mounted on one side a circumferential closure plate seal and on the other side a circumferential wall seal. The supporting frame is secured to fastening points on the wall, with central portions of the first and second longitudinal legs being free with respect to the wall, or the supporting frame is secured to fastening points on the closure plate, with the central being free with respect to the closure plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: VAT Holding AG
    Inventors: Marc Hübener, Arthur Büchel, Markus Poppeller
  • Patent number: 11965613
    Abstract: A system for providing a sterile fluid connection between a first fluid channel and a second fluid channel. The system includes first and second coupling elements located at an orifice of each the first and second fluid channels, respectively. The first and second coupling element each include a foil that may be peeled off their respective orifices. The system additionally includes a connecting element configured to accommodate the first and second coupling elements and to press the orifices of the first and second fluid channels against one another. Additionally, this connecting element has a recess arranged essentially in the plane of the orifices of the fluid channels for passing the foils through the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: ZETA GMBH
    Inventors: Erwin Trummer, Georg Pöschl, Birgit Pittermann, Reinhard Weingartshofer
  • Patent number: 11965623
    Abstract: A road vehicle having: a frame; four wheels, which are mounted on the frame in a rotary manner; a body, which covers the frame; a compressor, which produces a compressed gas; and at least one tank, which receives the compressed gas from the compressor and has a containing chamber, which is delimited by a wall. The wall of the tank includes: an inner panel, which directly delimits the containing chamber and is in contact with the compressed gas; and an outer panel, which completely surrounds the inner panel and is arranged parallel to the inner panel and at a constant distance from the inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: FERRARI S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabrizio Favaretto
  • Patent number: 11957641
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject disclosure relate to a compounder system having a cartridge that includes fluid pathways controllable by valves of the cartridge. A pump component within the cartridge is actuable to move fluid through the controllable fluid pathways. The cartridge includes a needle extending from a cartridge body and fluidly coupled to at least one of the controllable fluid pathways. A vial puck is provided for attachment to a vial to be fluidly coupled to the cartridge by the needle. The vial puck may include a hygroscopic member to absorb fluid from the needle to ensure a dry disconnect. A shuttle valve may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Oda, Tomas Frausto, Dereck S. Ferdaws
  • Patent number: 11951273
    Abstract: A coupling system for a closed fluid transfer system includes a coupling member that features a coupling member housing. The coupling member housing includes a housing portion that at least partially surrounds a sealing member receptacle in an axial direction with respect to the longitudinal axis and which includes a coupling member housing threaded portion on the inner surface facing the sealing member. The coupling system also includes a mating coupling member for coupling with the coupling member. The mating coupling member includes a mating coupling member housing that has a mating coupling member guiding structure. The coupling member housing threaded portion of the coupling member is configured such that the mating coupling member guiding structure and the sealing member receptacle structure are jointly and movably guided, in particular in a predetermined positional relation to each other, by the coupling member housing threaded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Florin Kopp, Karl Martin Berg, Konstantin Krug-Sauer, Johannes Bolz
  • Patent number: 11948814
    Abstract: A process chamber door for closing or opening an entrance of a process chamber through which a substrate to be process is loaded includes a seal plate including a front surface and a rear surface opposite to each other in a first direction, a connection block connected to the rear surface of the seal plate and including a central portion and two side portions connected to the rear surface of the seal plate, and a shaft connected to the central portion of the connection block. The connection block includes a first hinge groove and a second hinge groove. The first hinge groove is exposed at a bottom surface and a side surface of the connection block and the second hinge groove is exposed at an upper surface and the side surface of the connection block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kangmin Park, Hyungho Kim, Dongwoo Wi, Hyunsoo Chun, Jiho Uh
  • Patent number: 11946233
    Abstract: A sensing assembly of a hydrant can include a sensor housing defining a housing cavity, the sensor housing distinct from a stem of the hydrant and configured to be removably coupled to the stem; a sensor located within the housing cavity; at least one battery in electrical communication with the sensor and located within the housing cavity; and an antenna in electrical communication with the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Timofey Sitnikov, Paul S. Gifford, Carlos Stephen Moreno
  • Patent number: 11940057
    Abstract: A valve device includes a flow path formation member provided with at least one flow path hole through which a fluid passes, and a drive part that outputs a rotational force. The valve device includes a shaft, and a rotor having a sliding surface that slides while facing an opening surface of the flow path formation member where the flow path hole is opened, and the rotor is configured to increase or decrease an opening degree of the flow path hole with rotation of the shaft. The valve device includes an energization member that energizes the rotor toward the flow path formation member. The valve device includes a coupling structure configured to tiltably couple the shaft to the rotor such that a contact state between the sliding surface and the opening surface is held regardless of a posture or a position of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syota Kimura, Hiroki Shimada, Akira Higuchi, Takehito Mizunuma, Takuya Hamada, Ryou Sano
  • Patent number: 11933412
    Abstract: A valve actuating assembly is provided that comprises a cam holder positioned within a valve body of an internal valve, a cam operably coupled to the cam holder and configured to engage a valve stem of the internal valve for moving the internal valve between a first position and a second position, and an actuating shaft extending through at least a portion of the valve body, rotation of the actuating shaft causing rotation of the cam holder and the cam, wherein the actuating shaft is removably coupled to the cam holder such that the actuating shaft can be decoupled from the cam holder and removed from the valve body, the cam holder and the cam being configured to remain positioned within the valve body when the actuating shaft is decoupled from the cam holder and removed from the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Engineered Controls International, LLC
    Inventor: Elijah Marshall Combs
  • Patent number: 11927306
    Abstract: A system for operating and/or lubricating a plurality of valves. The system includes at least first and second control units, each of which is associated with a respective valve. Each control unit includes a hydraulic pressure inlet, a hydraulic pressure outlet, a hydraulic pressure line connected between the hydraulic pressure inlet and the hydraulic pressure outlet, and a hydraulic port which is connectable to the valve. The hydraulic pressure inlet of the first control unit is connectable to a hydraulic pressure source and the hydraulic pressure outlet of the first control unit is connectable to the hydraulic pressure inlet of the second control unit. In operation, the control unit is operable to selectively communicate hydraulic pressure from the hydraulic pressure line to the hydraulic port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: James Michael Zerkus, Steven Dornell Raymond, Thiago Guimarães Machado, Rajeev Rajan Pillai
  • Patent number: 11920693
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a U Motion gate valve that maintains a tight seal on the outlet side when closing the valve through U Motion operation in the state that the tip and end of the main shaft are free ends using the principle of the class 3 lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SRT Co., LTD
    Inventor: Yeongman Son
  • Patent number: 11913561
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shut-off valve for pipes, having: a housing which forms a passage; a shut-off unit having a slide valve for opening and shutting off the passage; at least one first connection flange, which is arranged on the housing and is connected to the passage, for connection to a first pipe end; and at least one second connection flange, which is arranged on the housing and connected to the passage, for connection to a second pipe end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Volker Wurzer
  • Patent number: 11913567
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve manifold includes valve assemblies arranged in a single direction, each valve assembly including electromagnetic valves arranged in the single direction, a slave station disposed at one of ends of the electromagnetic valve manifold in the single direction, and a valve driving unit disposed in correspondence with each of the valve assemblies. The slave station includes a slave station output port that sends a control signal and valve driving unit power to the valve driving units. The valve driving units each include an electromagnetic valve power input port that receives electromagnetic valve power from an external device and a circuit board configured to control driving of the electromagnetic valves of a corresponding one of the valve assemblies using the control signal and send the electromagnetic valve power to the electromagnetic valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CKD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takemoto Kondo, Kazuya Nakata, Shinji Itoh, Yosuke Eguchi, Kiyotoki Natsume, Ikuo Ogino
  • Patent number: 11904131
    Abstract: A needleless connector may include a housing having an inlet port, an outlet port, and an inner surface defining an internal cavity extending between the inlet and outlet ports, and a compressible valve reciprocally disposed within the internal cavity. In a closed state, a top section of a head portion of the compressible valve may have a planar shape configured to contact and seal against the inner surface of the housing. In an open state, where the compressible valve is subject to an axial force, the top section of the head portion may be lodged between two pinch points between opposing walls of an inwardly angled portion of the internal surface. Additionally, in the open state, the top section of the head portion may have a non-planar shape defining a fluid path extending at least partially between opposing walls on an outwardly angled portion of the internal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond P. Feith, Randy Kipp, Adel Shams
  • Patent number: 11898644
    Abstract: A diverter valve which includes a valve body, an inlet, a plurality of outlets, an internal cavity to which the inlet and the outlets are connected, and a valve member which is movably positioned in the cavity. The valve member includes a through bore which is configured to connect the inlet with a corresponding one of the outlets for each of a plurality of operative positions of the valve member. In operation of the diverter valve, the valve member is movable between its operative positions to selectively connect the inlet with any one of the outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: James Cook, Brian J. Baca, Jeffrey Michael Partridge
  • Patent number: 11898683
    Abstract: A plumbing fitting for selectively allowing the passage of a fluid therethrough includes an elongate body with a first open end and a second open end, with a passageway providing for fluid communication between the first open end and the second open end, where at least one of the first open end and/or the second open end include a connection arrangement for connection with a further plumbing fitting or fixture, and a valve for selectively sealing or unsealing the passageway to allow for a flow of fluid between each of the open ends, with the valve being operable from the first open end or the second open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Lake Products Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Leo Haynes
  • Patent number: 11890444
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector (1) constituted by: base provided with a tubular wall (13) closed by a bottom wall (11) provided with at least one through-opening (111); a membrane provided with a flexible wall (23) having a central opening, a tubing (22) placed in the opening of the flexible wall; sealing means for preventing a liquid from leaving the connector through the tubing. The base and the membrane are fixed to each other in a liquid-tight manner. The flexible wall allows axial displacement of the tubing so that it can be moved between a closed position, in which a liquid cannot leave the connector through the conduit of the tubing, and an open position, in which a liquid from can leave the connector through the tubing. Retaining means (121, 222a) maintain the tubing (22) closed with a force that can be overcome manually to open it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Joanna Charre, Francois Dumont D'Ayot, Philippe Laffay
  • Patent number: 11892123
    Abstract: A type IV conformable pressure vessel is provided comprising an elongated folded tank and a valve assembly configured to pass fluid into and out of an interior of the tank through first and second filling couplers directly connected to a respective first and second end of the tank. The tank has at least two chambers for the storage of fluid. The valve assembly receives fluid from an external source, selectively provides the external fluid through a Venturi nozzle into a mixing chamber, recirculates fluid from the second end of the tank into the mixing chamber, and delivers the mixture of the recirculated fluid and the external fluid to the first end of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Linamar Corporation
    Inventors: Maria Elizabeth Saade Saade, Jason Wexler
  • Patent number: 11890090
    Abstract: An example breath collection and sampling device disclosed herein comprises a cartridge housing having a breath capture module, and a rotary valve operatively coupling a mouthpiece with the breath capture module. The rotary valve can have an open position where breath of a user can pass through the rotary valve, across capture sites of the breath capture module, and into a vacuum port, and a closed position for sealing the breath capture module from fluid passing through the rotary valve, while allowing the breath capture module to be exposed to a reagent for subsequent analysis of contents within the captured breath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Hound Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Scott Lynn, Joseph A. Heanue, Kevin M. Limtao, Jeffrey A. Schuster, Peter A. Holst
  • Patent number: 11879581
    Abstract: A coupling assembly (10) is reconfigurable among three states. In a disconnected state, a spring-biased lock indicator (20) is in a first lock indicator position, and the lock indicator includes a restriction member (40) that in the first lock indicator position retains an actuator in a first actuator position such that a valve is in a closed position and a locking pin is in a retracted position. In a connected/valve-closed state, the lock indicator (20) is in a second lock indicator position in which the restriction member (40) permits movement of the actuator (30), but with the actuator (30) still being in the first actuator position such that the valve is in the closed position and the locking pin (46) is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Koller, Paul E. Lemay, Shawn D. Ellis, Timothy Marquis