Patents Examined by John Bastianelli
  • Patent number: 10704705
    Abstract: A sectional valve includes a working valve and a control valve, which controls the working valve. In order to permit a greater flexibility with respect to possible settings and/or use or operation by comparison to known solutions, it is proposed, for example, that the control valve have a control spring (34, 34?), which presses the anchor (5) onto the control valve seat (17), and against which the control coil (26) lifts the anchor (5) from the control valve seat (17), a permanent magnet (29), which in an actuation state is configured to hold the anchor (5) lifted from the control valve seat (17) by the core (35), and a magnet holder (28), in and/or on which the permanent magnet (29) is held in the actuation state, and which permits a distance from the permanent magnet (29), and/or that the control valve is configured to variably position the core (35) along a force generated by the control spring (34, 34?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Minimax GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Chrysafis Zlatintsis
  • Patent number: 10704694
    Abstract: A rotary valve comprising a housing with a valve chamber, wherein the valve chamber has at least one inlet and at least one outlet, wherein the inlet and/or the outlet are at least partially closable, as required, by a valve body which is rotatable about an axis and is arranged in the valve chamber, wherein, on that side of the housing facing the valve body, the inlet and/or the outlet is enclosed by a sliding seal, and wherein the sliding seal bears sealingly, under elastic preload, against that surface of the valve body facing the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hannes Hofstetter, Viktor Racz
  • Patent number: 10698525
    Abstract: A smart valve positioner is provided with a local user interface with non-mechanical touch buttons and a display inside a positioner housing under a housing cover for locally operating the valve positioner. The touch buttons are user-operable by touching the touch buttons when the housing cover is open. The housing cover is arranged to make the touch buttons user-operable from outside the housing by touching the housing cover, when the housing cover is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tero Ihalainen, Juha Yli-Petäys
  • Patent number: 10698429
    Abstract: A water delivery system is disclosed. The water delivery system may have an electronic user interface. The electronic user interface may be a portable device. The electronic user interface may include inputs to select water temperature, water flow rates, water flow patterns, and/or task based presets. A mixing valve for use with either manual faucets or electronic faucets is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Rodenbeck, Patrick B. Jonte, Paul D. Koottungal, Anthony G. Spangler, Michael J. Veros, Garry R. Marty
  • Patent number: 10690264
    Abstract: A spool for a fuel circuit valve of an aircraft engine, extending along a longitudinal axis and including a narrowed intermediate section extending between two end cylindrical sections, a first end section being separated from the narrowed intermediate section by a shoulder having a surface arranged overall perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, the narrowed intermediate section also including, extending away from the shoulder, at least one cylindrical portion, and the shoulder is provided with a step extending away from the cylindrical surface of the first end section which, when the fuel flows along the first end section towards the narrowed intermediate section and the second end portion, generates a jet of fuel on the cylindrical portion of the narrowed intermediate section, a recirculation of fuel forming in an area in front of the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Aircraft Engines
    Inventors: Clement Bernard, Loic Pora, Christophe Cebille
  • Patent number: 10683793
    Abstract: A coolant control valve for an internal combustion engine, including: a housing; a rotary valve disposed within the housing, the rotary valve including an axis of rotation and an end stop extending in a radial direction toward the axis of rotation; and a resilient element connected to the housing. In a circumferential position of the rotary valve about the axis of rotation: a circle, centered on the axis of rotation, passes through the resilient element and the end stop; and the end stop is in contact with the resilient element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Vigel Russalian
  • Patent number: 10683941
    Abstract: A valve having improved resistance to black powder wear and damage includes a valve body defining a flow passage therethrough, an upper bonnet assembly defining a stem opening, and a stem passing through the stem opening. The valve also includes an elongate gate having a proximal end operatively attached to the stem, a distal end, an orifice sized and adapted to permit essentially unopposed passage of material through the gate when the orifice is aligned with the flow passage of the valve body, the orifice being located proximate the proximate end of the gate, and a solid portion sized and adapted to substantially completely block the flow of material through the gate when the solid portion is aligned with the flow passage of the valve body, the solid portion being located distally of the orifice such that the orifice is located between the proximal end and the solid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ruben F. Lah, Filiberto R. Jimenez, Gary Larsen
  • Patent number: 10677372
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator of a valve device, in particular in a common rail system of a motor vehicle, comprising an armature for actuating a valve element located in a duct, said armature being arranged in a housing and being movable axially along a longitudinal axis of the actuator when an excitation coil is energized, further comprising a pole core, characterized in that the electromagnetic actuator is designed as an electromagnetic adhesive system that comprises a plate-type armature which entirely covers planar end faces of the pole core that extend orthogonally to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Kendrion (Villingen) GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfram Maiwald, Tsuneo Suzuki, Ralf Heingl, Florian Schulz
  • Patent number: 10676673
    Abstract: A system for sealing an unheading or isolation valve in a petroleum refining process. A bellows seal for preventing leakage of petroleum product and steam within the valve that is attached to a seat base structure and a dynamic seat that can move with the contour of a valve blind. A restrictor for restricting the motion of a dynamic seat relative to a seat base structure in a direction away from and towards the seat base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DeltaValve, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Brent Voorhees
  • Patent number: 10677085
    Abstract: A stop valve includes: a valve seat in a fluid flow path; a valve disc that contacts the valve seat and that closes the fluid flow path; a valve stem that extends along a center axis includes a first end, in a direction of the center axis, that is connected to the valve disc; a spindle that extends along the center axis and comprises an end surface of a first end, in the direction of the center axis, that faces an end surface of a second end of the valve stem, in the direction of the center axis; and a connector that connects the second end of the valve stem to the first end of the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Makio Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10677371
    Abstract: A control valve for adjusting the cross-sectional area of flow in at least one pipe, in particular for highly dynamic control of the coolant volume for cooling sections in rolling mills, includes a valve body, at least one valve seat and a positioning actuator configured for modifying the position of the valve body. The positioning actuator includes a linear electric motor in order to achieve reproducible response behavior, short response times and high positioning precision of the control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Burkhard Kaas
  • Patent number: 10677374
    Abstract: A limit switch assembly, for a rising-stem valve having a stem with a diameter and a groove marking a desired stem position, includes an actuator arm having an inner end and an outer end. The inner end of the actuator arm forms a follower. A radius washer is mounted to the outer end of the actuator arm. An electrical switch has an operating lever and is mounted adjacent to the outer end of the actuating arm such that when the actuator arm is in an outward position the radius washer moves the operating lever, operating the electrical switch. When the actuator arm is in an inward position the radius washer does not move the operating lever and the electrical switch is not operated. A bias spring biases the actuating arm toward the inward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Kennedy Valve Company
    Inventor: Paul Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10663082
    Abstract: Sealing system of a device for allowing the passage of a medium, in particular in the high pressure range, is provided with a housing that has a bore hole, a component mounted within the housing such as to oscillate and/or rotate and with a pressure chamber formed within the bore hole. A sealing element surrounding the component adjoins this pressure chamber which can be charged with the medium. An additional metal seal is formed here by the housing and a pressure disc surrounding the component. The outer region is thus tightly closed after the sealing element. In this way, the sealing element is completely tightly encapsulated on the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ALLFI AG
    Inventor: Beat Troxler
  • Patent number: 10663071
    Abstract: A valve assembly for use in a fracturing pump including a valve member movable into and out of engagement with a valve seat body. The valve seat body includes an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surface forming a fluid bore extending between a first end and a second end of the valve seat body. The body further includes a seating surface extending radially from the inner surface and facing the valve member, the seating surface having a recessed area. An insert is disposed in the recessed area forming at least a portion of the inner surface and at least portion of the seating surface. The valve seat body first end has a diameter different from a diameter valve seat body second. The difference between diameters allows the valve seat body outer surface to be supported by the fluid passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob A. Bayyouk, Keith Peach
  • Patent number: 10648585
    Abstract: A pressure control valve is provided with a pressure control block. The pressure control block has a pressure control block having an opening portion provided on one outer surface, a pressure control surface provided as a plane at a bottom portion of the opening portion, and two internal channels having openings at the respective end portions of the pressure control surface. A sheet-like valve body having elasticity and arranged so as to cover the pressure control surface is provided in the opening portion of the pressure control block. A valve body driving portion is provided on a side opposite to the pressure control surface with the valve body interposed therebetween that adjusts an amount of a gap between the valve body and the pressure control surface by pressing the valve body in a direction perpendicular to the pressure control surface. The pressure control surface has higher hardness than a hard material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Chihiro Kora, Takao Okado, Michiaki Owa, Yosuke Iwata
  • Patent number: 10648587
    Abstract: A fluid valve incorporates a plunger with a fluid channel. The plunger is connected to a boss coupled to a diaphragm, this boss also includes a fluid channel and the plunger and boss fluid channels are in fluid communication. The boss fluid channel opens to the backside of the diaphragm in the valve cavity and permits substantially complete pressurization or evacuation of the volume behind the diaphragm in the valve. The substantially complete pressurization of the volume behind the diaphragm enables full closure of the diaphragm and improves contact of the diaphragm with the valve seat thereby improving performance of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Iraj Gashgaee, George Gonnella, Bruce Garber
  • Patent number: 10626996
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve, in particular for a motor vehicle air spring system, has a valve closing body which, in its basic position, shuts off a valve outlet and, for this purpose, is pressed against a valve seat by a restoring spring. To assist the opening process, a valve spring is also provided. The valve spring is supported at one side on a valve seat body and at the other side on a spring pot, which is arranged on the valve closing body. Preferably, a tubular section of the spring pot bears, non-displaceably in a lateral direction, directly against the valve closing body. An elastic sealing element may either be arranged on the end side of the valve closing body, or held laterally by a section, which forms an enclosure, of the spring pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Christoph Voss
  • Patent number: 10626997
    Abstract: A valve for use in a heating or cooling water circuit includes a housing that forms a feed line and a discharge line, and an adjusting unit that is formed separate from the housing and penetrates into the housing for adjusting a flow rate through the valve. The adjusting unit has a valve closing body which is operatively connected to a valve tappet in such a way that the valve closing body together with a valve seat body that in the intended operation is stationary in relation to the housing, forms a valve gap which is adjustable by axially moving the valve tappet. The valve is designed such that the valve gap in the intended operation, when the valve tappet is not actuated, is closed by closing forces and when the valve tappet is actuated in order to open the valve gap, these closing forces have to be overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Lothar Dickenscheid
  • Patent number: 10627006
    Abstract: A valve is provided having first and second flow channels connected by a passage. A sealing device is operable to open and close the passage to control fluid flow between the first and second flow channels. The sealing device includes a first sealing body and a second sealing body through which the passages extends. The first and second sealing bodies are biased together by a spring to close the passage. The first sealing body is passively movable by fluid and actively movable by an electromagnetic device to open the passage to permit fluid to flow between the first and second passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Eagle Actuator Components GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Heinrich, Daniel Koch
  • Patent number: 10619655
    Abstract: An electropneumatic valve assembly comprises an electropneumatic pilot stage and a pneumatic power stage which is actuated by the pilot stage. Each pilot valve switches at least two power valves, and the valve assembly has a housing with an electrical signal input, with a compressed-air port, at least one vent port and at least one working outlet. The housing is layered with a pilot stage housing and a power stage housing connected along a substantially planar parting surface. At least one sealing element is between the pilot stage housing and power stage housing surrounding a control pressure region between the pilot stage housing and power stage housing. The control pressure region has two actuation regions for two power valves and has a duct-like connection with a defined flow cross section between the two actuation regions. An outlet of the associated pilot valve opens into the control pressure region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Györg Molnar, Michael Kirn, Benedikt Hildebrandt, Sebastian Neiss, Max Schrobenhauser, Daniel Haller, Jochen Schaible, Manjeet Bilra