Patents Examined by Mary E McManmon
  • Patent number: 10844968
    Abstract: A mountable Multiple Port Distribution Manifold consisting of a selector knob through which a gas of liquid media may internally flow, between a hollow port at one end and a side port of the rotatable Shaft within the Manifold. By rotating the Knob/Shaft, the side hole port of the Knob/Shaft assembly may selectively intersect with multiple ports within the Manifold. Said assembly also provides of an “off” position, where no Shaft/Manifold intersection allows port to port connection. The invention may be constructed of any suitable material, natural or synthetic, that is sufficiently strong to withstand the internal pressures of a gas or liquid media routed within without leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: William Messner
  • Patent number: 10807107
    Abstract: A control structure capable of adjusting water volume and controlling water supply contains: a body, a fixer, a valve stem, an adjuster, and a controller. The body includes a water outflow segment for connecting with a watering tool, an accommodation groove for accommodating the fixer and the valve stem. The fixer includes a flexible retaining rib, and the valve stem includes an inlet communicating with the water outflow segment, a fixing rib, an opening communicating with the inlet, and a guiding column. The guiding column has a seal ring. The fixing rib retains with the flexible retaining rib so as to limit a rotation of the adjuster along the body. The adjuster includes a threaded orifice screwing with a screwing section of the controller, an inflow aperture fitting with the guiding column, and a shoulder formed beside the inflow aperture. The controller is coupled with a water supply pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Yuan Mei Corp.
    Inventor: Chi-Han Cheng
  • Patent number: 10799694
    Abstract: A disposable dental valve device is disclosed having a valve body having a tip receiving end, a hose receiving end, a lumen formed between the tip receiving end and the hose receiving end, a partial opening formed in the valve body, and a rotatable valve sealing body adapted to being inserted into the partial opening, the rotatable valve sealing body having a bore for alignment with the lumen formed between the tip receiving end and the hose receiving end, the bore having a tip receiving opening and a hose receiving opening, the rotatable valve sealing body having a check valve positioned on the tip receiving opening, and the rotatable valve sealing body having a top and a handle portion connected to the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: STOMA VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Thomas, Edward Arguello
  • Patent number: 10786066
    Abstract: A packaging and dispensing device (10) comprising: a container (14) for storing a first fluid composition (38); a pipette (54) removably inserted in the container; a plug (110) removably assembled to a dispensing end (66) of the pipette, said assembled pipette and plug defining an inner compartment for temporarily storing a second fluid composition (114) isolated from the first fluid composition; and a pressure supply device comprising: a support (86) assembled to a second end of the pipette; a compressible chamber (93) in fluid communication with the second end of the pipette; and a pressure member (82) able to move relative to the support, between a first and a second configurations. The device comprises locking elements (92, 106) for maintaining the pressure member in the second configuration with an increased pressure in the inner compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Jinseok Kim, Stéphane Leroux, Vincent Jacquart
  • Patent number: 10746340
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hydraulic plug. A shell with a circumferential wall, a sealed end, an open end and an axially extending cavity within is provided in which the cavity is defined by an internal surface with an inner diameter which narrows towards the open end. A head of an expander is inserted into the cavity, the expander further comprising a stem extending from the cavity for applying a tensile force (T) to the head. A sleeve is provided on a stem side of the head extending into the cavity, an end of the sleeve adjacent the head having an inner diameter which is less than a maximum outer diameter of the head. The sleeve is formed by expanding the sleeve by forcing the head into the end of the sleeve through urging the sleeve and/or expander towards the other in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DELAVAN INC.
    Inventors: Marcin Cis, Dariusz Kiełbowicz
  • Patent number: 10746199
    Abstract: A hydraulic module configured to control a hydraulic fluid flow of a connecting rod of an internal combustion with variable compression, the connecting rod including an eccentrical element adjustment arrangement for adjusting an effective connecting rod length, wherein the eccentrical element adjustment arrangement includes at least a first cylinder and a second cylinder configured as hydraulic chambers, wherein a first inlet for feeding hydraulic fluid into the first cylinder through a supply conduit and a second inlet for feeding hydraulic fluid into the second cylinder through the supply conduit and a first outlet for draining hydraulic fluid from the first cylinder and a second outlet for draining hydraulic fluid from the second cylinder are provided, wherein the hydraulic module includes at least one piston that is displaceable in a housing into a first switching position or a second switching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ECO Holding 1 GmbH
    Inventors: David Huber, Dietmar Schulze
  • Patent number: 10746320
    Abstract: Valve packing installation apparatus and related methods for use with fluid valves are disclosed. An apparatus includes a tube to receive a stack of packing components. The tube has a first end and a second end. A plunger is disposed within the tube adjacent the second end. The plunger is slidable toward the first end to expel the stack of packing components into a valve in a predetermined order associated with an installation sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Anthony Hausladen, Bradley Steve Tibben
  • Patent number: 10738930
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to a coupling arrangement (36) for a domestic appliance (2), comprising: a connection piece (16) that has a channel (5) for transporting a fluid on its inner side, and a shoulder (18) on its outer side; an elastic bushing (19) that is pushed onto the connection piece (16) in an assembly direction (M), the bushing (19) having, on its inner side, a first shoulder (21) which engages behind the shoulder (18) of the connection piece (16), and a second shoulder (22) on its outer side; and a corrugated hose (26) that comprises, on an end section (28) thereof and on its inner side, a shoulder (35) which engages behind the second shoulder (22) of the bushing (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Roland Meissner
  • Patent number: 10718439
    Abstract: A water tap body has a mechanical mixing valve which is operable selectively to allow water to flow only from a first water inlet to a water outlet of the mixing valve, to allow water to flow only from a second water inlet to the water outlet, and to allow a mix of water to flow to the water outlet. The water tap body also has a mechanical selector valve which is operable selectively to allow water to flow only from a first water inlet to a water outlet and to allow water to flow only from a second water inlet to the water outlet of the mechanical selector valve. The water outlet of the mechanical mixing valve is in fluid communication with a first tap body outlet. The water outlet of the mechanical selector valve is in fluid communication with a second tap body outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Greg Rowe Limited
    Inventors: Gregory Stephen Rowe, Gregory Norman Rowe
  • Patent number: 10711937
    Abstract: A method of custom manufacturing a fluid pressure reduction device for use in a process control valve. The method includes creating the fluid pressure reduction device using an additive manufacturing technique, which generally includes forming a body and forming a plurality of flow paths in the body. The body has an inner wall and an outer wall spaced radially outward of the inner wall. The flow paths are formed in the body between the inner wall and the outer wall of the body. Each of the flow paths includes an inlet section formed in one of the inner and outer walls, a curved intermediate section, and an outlet section formed in the other of the inner and outer walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Thomas N. Gabriel, Michael W. McCarty
  • Patent number: 10697555
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a valve for an inflatable object. The valve is attached to the inflatable object and usable to control the flow of gas (such as air) into (or out of) the interior of the inflatable object to enable inflation (or deflation) of the inflatable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group LLC
    Inventors: Dominique Dupré, Peter Eggertsen, Johan Ceelen, Emin Îpeklio{hacek over (g)}lu, Hasan Gür
  • Patent number: 10683943
    Abstract: A servovalve comprising: a fluid transfer valve assembly comprising a supply port and a control port; a moveable valve spool arranged to regulate flow of fluid from the supply port to the control port in response to a control signal; and a drive member configured to axially move the valve spool relative to the fluid transfer assembly in response to the control signal to regulate the fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Piotr Kozlowski, Michał Bieleń, Wojciech Plucinski
  • Patent number: 10683938
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to butterfly valves, generally including a body assembly and handle assembly. The body assembly generally includes a body, a liner disposed inside an opening of the body, and a disc rotationally disposed inside the opening of the body. The body generally includes a male radial protrusion within an inner surface of the opening. The liner generally includes a female radial groove along an outer surface to interlock the liner with the male radial protrusion of the body. Methods of assembling and positioning a butterfly valve are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Gutmann, Joshua Lee Hoots, Gary A. Moren, Jon Terence Stone
  • Patent number: 10683937
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to butterfly valves, generally including a body assembly. The body assembly generally includes a body, a disc rotationally disposed inside an opening of the body, a bearing disposed inside the disc and the body, and a stem passing through the disc, the bearing and the body. The bearing generally includes an internal bearing edge. The stem generally includes an external stem edge to engage the internal bearing edge to prevent stem blowout from the body. Methods of assembling and positioning a butterfly valve are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Gutmann, Joshua Lee Hoots, Gary A. Moren, Jon Terence Stone
  • Patent number: 10683944
    Abstract: A tire inflation pressure control device of this disclosure may be a handheld device temporarily connected to a valve stem of a tire and used to check, add, or reduce pressure as needed. One or more ports of the device may share these functions. In other embodiments, the device may be attached to a rim of the tire and include a toroidal-shaped pressure chamber. Pressure may be increased using an installed pressurizer or one that is temporarily connected when needed. In some embodiments, the pressurizer is a CO2, nitrogen, or nitrogen/argon gas cartridge. Likewise, a pressure gauge may be installed or temporally connected when needed, and used at the same time as the pressurizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Eugene A. Hughes, James L. Regens
  • Patent number: 10683946
    Abstract: A valve for removing gases during the startup of liquid handling facilities and/or the filling of liquid storage facilities includes a housing and internal parts which include a highly buoyant float, a pivotal linkage member, a valve guiding member, and a poppet valve. The poppet valve includes a passage there through that allows for degassing of the liquid handling facility or liquid storage facility. The valve also provides for degassing of such facilities when gases build up therein, and provides for vacuum relief when an internal vacuum is produced in such facilities due to removal of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory P. Wakeman
  • Patent number: 10677367
    Abstract: A fire hydrant barrel includes a body having at least one wall and an anti-rotation pin opening through the at least one wall. The at least one wall defines an internal cavity. The fire hydrant barrel also includes a stem extending through the cavity of the body. The stem has an anti-rotation element, and the anti-rotation pin opening and the anti-rotation element are configured to receive an anti-rotation pin to lock the stem from rotating with respect to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Kennedy Valve Company
    Inventor: Paul Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10678274
    Abstract: Control systems include various combinations of pressure regulators, pilots, and pressure stabilizers to provide systems with adjustable deadbands for over pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for under pressure protection, adjustable deadbands for both over pressure and under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for over pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for under pressure protection, pressure assisted closure for both over pressure and under pressure protection, or spring assisted closure for over pressure and under pressure protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT REGULATOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Lane Masias, Douglas James Scheffler, Tung K. Nguyen, James Curtis Bagby
  • Patent number: 10675628
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device comprising a first reservoir (1) having a predetermined sub-ambient pressure and volume and a presealed opening (1a), a second reservoir (2) containing a predetermined volume of a fluid (M) and having a presealed opening (2a), and a chamber (3) having an internal space (6) and an inlet (4) to the space (6) adapted to be connected to the opening (2a) of the second reservoir (2) and an outlet (5) from the space (6) adapted to be connected to the opening (1a) of the first reservoir (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Stephane Olivier, Luc Felden, Didier Metz
  • Patent number: 10670158
    Abstract: A directional valve (10) includes a valve housing (12), a plurality of valve flaps (16-18), which can be moved by a gas stream or by a flowing medium and are arranged at the edge, and a number of support surfaces (20-22) as a valve seat. A number of support surfaces (20-22) corresponds to a number of valve flaps (16-18). Each valve flap (16-18) is adapted to a surface of a respective support surface (20-22). The support surfaces (20-22) are sloped in relation to a cross-sectional surface through the valve housing (12). The support surfaces (20-22) together form a tip pointing in the flow direction of the directional valve (10). A method for manufacturing such a directional valve (10) is provided including method features relating to the use of such a directional valve (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Christian Wilhelm, Stefan Effmann