Patents Examined by Mary McManmon
  • Patent number: 10247068
    Abstract: An oil separating module for an internal combustion engine, including: an oil separator, an oil return arranged such that separated oil can flow through the oil return to an oil sump, a mounting, and a non-return valve having: a valve housing having a throughbore with a first end opening and a second end opening, and a valve body movably mounted in the valve housing such that the valve body transitions between an open position and a closed position. When the first end opening is above the second end opening, the valve body automatically transitions to, or remains in, the closed position when a second end opening pressure is greater than a first end opening pressure by at least a threshold pressure difference, and the valve body automatically transitions to, or remains in, the open position when the second pressure is not greater than the first pressure by at least the threshold pressure difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Manfred Brand, Doerte Petigk, Thomas Schrader
  • Patent number: 10242785
    Abstract: A valve for metering fluid has an electromagnet for actuating a valve needle controlling a metering opening. The electromagnet generates, upon current flow, a magnetic flux that proceeds via an outer pole, a hollow-cylindrical inner pole, an armature displaceable on an armature guidance region embodied on the valve needle, and a working air gap delimited by the armature and inner pole. Disposed fixedly on the valve needle is an entraining element that penetrates axially displaceably into an entraining element guidance region embodied in the inner pole and has a radial stop shoulder for the armature which delimits a take-up travel or pre-stroke travel. The entraining element is extended into an additional inner pole having a pole surface formed by the stop shoulder, and is embodied magnetically conductively and a magnetic flux between the armature and valve needle is suppressed by way of a magnetically nonconductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Cerny, Ralf Kromer
  • Patent number: 10221955
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a valve device. The valve device includes: a valve case; a valve element slidably disposed within a valve chamber defined in the valve case; and a positive pressure spring configured to urge the valve element toward a valve seat in the valve case. The valve element includes an outer circumferential portion having a predetermined length extending along an inner circumference of the valve chamber. The outer circumferential portion includes plural opening portions. And, ribs project from the inner circumference of the valve chamber to enter into the opening portions, thereby limiting movement of the positive pressure spring in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Kosei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10215338
    Abstract: A system for discharging hydrogen from two or more hydrogen storage vessels (1A, 1B, 1C) containing solid hydrogen storage material. The system includes at least one hydrogen supply line for connecting the hydrogen storage vessels to a hydrogen demand (3), and energy delivery system (6A, 6B, 6C) to provide heat to the hydrogen storage material in each hydrogen storage vessel to desorb hydrogen from the solid hydrogen storage material, and one or more supply connection conduits (4A, 4B, 4C) for connecting the supply line of lines to the hydrogen storage vessels (1A, 1B, 1C). Each supply connection conduit has a backflow prevention device (5A, 5B, 5C) to prevent hydrogen in the supply line from flowing back into the hydrogen storage vessels (1A, 1B, 1C). Also disclosed is a system for delivering a supply of hydrogen to a hydrogen supply line including a control system (7) to determine the timing of activation of an energy delivery system based (6A, 6B, 6C) on the hydrogen demand in the hydrogen supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HYDREXIA PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Jordan Christopher Pierce, Matthew Campbell Greaves, Stephanie Maya Moroz, Andrew Charles Duguid, Alexander Warner Knight
  • Patent number: 10202200
    Abstract: A fuel manifold adapted to communicate with at least one fuel tank of an aircraft is presented. The manifold defines an enclosure adapted to be filled with fuel and to have an internal pressure P1 higher than the internal pressure P2 of the fuel tank. The enclosure includes at least one ceiling and at least one side wall provided with overflow holes adapted to communicate with the fuel tank. The manifold includes a mechanism for discharging an air pocket, trapped between the ceiling and the level of the overflow holes, to the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Julien Vialle, Christophe Claris
  • Patent number: 10197187
    Abstract: A fluid control valve includes a valve-side housing and an actuator-side housing. The valve-side housing includes a first facing plane portion that faces a second facing plane portion of the actuator-side housing and a first connection portion arranged at an outer side region of the first facing plane portion. The actuator-side housing includes the second facing plane portion and a second connection portion arranged at an outer side region of the second facing plane portion. The valve-side housing and the actuator-side housing are connected to each other via the first connection portion and the second connection portion such that a space is provided between the first facing plane portion and the second facing plane portion. The first facing plane portion of the valve-side housing includes a depression portion that is recessed in a direction away from the second facing plane portion of the actuator-side housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Satoru Hasegawa, Katsunori Takai, Naoki Ihana
  • Patent number: 10196874
    Abstract: A bonnet assembly for assisting to move a valve stem to a retracted position includes a bonnet body. The bonnet body has a bonnet valve end selectively connected to a valve, a bonnet actuator end opposite the bonnet valve end selectively connected to a valve actuator. A valve stem extends through the central bore of the bonnet body. A booster piston seal circumscribes the valve stem and engages an inner diameter of the central bore. The booster piston seal selectively defines an extent of a pressure cavity containing pressure media. An effective stem pressure surface faces in a direction towards the valve and is in fluid communication with the valve when the bonnet body is connected to the valve. A booster pressure surface faces in a direction towards the valve when the bonnet body is connected to the valve and is selectively acted on by the pressure media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Heung Yeung Cheng, Keith Adams, Lloyd Ray Cheatham, Travis Kyle McEvoy
  • Patent number: 10190700
    Abstract: In a rotary actuator comprising a housing containing a piston and having a cover and a base, thread-like guide grooves in the piston, a shaft having a transverse axis and being rotatable about an axis of the rotary actuator which transverse axis engages into the guide grooves, and torque support engaging into guides in the piston, which torque supports are anchored in the housing, wherein the transverse axis on both ends comprises bushes contacting raceways of the guide grooves, each bush is cambered and each raceway is configured with an undercut corresponding to the cambering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Evoguard GmbH
    Inventor: Johann Justl
  • Patent number: 10184570
    Abstract: The vacuum valve includes a closure member that can be moved, parallel to a longitudinal movement direction, between an open position in which it unblocks the valve opening and an intermediate position in which it covers the valve opening but is raised off the valve seat, and that can be moved, parallel to a transverse movement direction, between the intermediate position and a closed position in which it bears against the valve seat; a valve rod that bears the closure member is mounted for displacement parallel to the longitudinal and transverse movement directions; a displacement part rigidly connected to the valve rod; and a drive motor which rotates a driveshaft about an axis parallel to the longitudinal movement direction in order to move the closure member between the open position, the intermediate position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: VAT Holding AG
    Inventors: Christoph Bohm, Roman Steffen
  • Patent number: 10174771
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a compact, rationally designed, dual 4-port electromagnetic valve that is an electromagnetic valve having functions of two 4-port valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Shinji Miyazoe, Shinichi Yoshimura, Takashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10139004
    Abstract: A solenoid valve includes a housing having a valve passage; a spool configured to switch between an open and closed state of the valve passage; a coil part configured to generate magnetic force when electric current flows therethrough; a yoke surrounding the coil part; a fluid passage provided on an outer side of the coil part, through which the working fluid passes; an introduction passage communicating with the fluid passage to guide the working fluid inside the housing to the fluid passage; and a discharge passage communicating with the fluid passage to discharge the working fluid passed through the fluid passage outside the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KYB Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Hironaka
  • Patent number: 10139010
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device includes a high-pressure pipe and a control unit. The high-pressure pipe is based on a Venturi tube, and includes an inlet at an end and an outlet at another end. The high-pressure pipe is connected to a container via a negative-pressure pipe and a positive-pressure pipe. The inlet is connected to a pressurized air source. The control unit is used to control opening and closing of the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Chuan Jiing Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tien-Tsai Tseng
  • Patent number: 10132067
    Abstract: A major water leak prevention apparatus for a water inlet valve, in which a water receptacle tray is mounted on a water inlet valve body and includes an overflow port. The water receptacle tray has a bottom in which an opening is formed. A counterweight float is mounted on the water inlet valve body and includes a water compartment and a buoyance compartment arranged at a lower end of the water inlet valve body. The bottom opening of the water receptacle tray is connected via a passageway pipe to the counterweight float. The water compartment selectively blocks a lower end opening of the passageway pipe or opens the lower end opening of the passageway pipe. This arrangement helps stop water ingress through the water inlet valve when major water leakage occurs in a water tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Yongmao Liu, Zipeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10125891
    Abstract: A valve includes a housing, a solenoid, a pin movable by the solenoid, and a piston connected to the pin. The piston includes an annular base body having a sealing edge. The annular base body has a base embodied as a membrane. The membrane has a bushing in the center thereof and the bushing is connected to the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Rasario Bonanno
  • Patent number: 10119569
    Abstract: The manufacturing method notably includes a step (110) for sintering steel powder (10), the chemical composition of which includes, in mass percent, 2.3% of carbon, 4.2% of chromium, 7% of molybdenum, 6.5% of tungsten, 10.5% of cobalt and 6.5% of vanadium, so as to obtain a sintered steel (12) and shaping of the sintered steel (12), for forming a bearing ring (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: SKF Aerospace France, Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS
    Inventors: Gwénolé Le Jeune, Yves Maheo, Jérôme Rocchi
  • Patent number: 10119629
    Abstract: A hydraulic valve includes a valve housing (4) with an inside that defines at least one first flow path (7), and with a valve insert (16) which is arranged in the inside of the valve housing (4). The valve insert (16) includes a movable valve element (14) situated in the first flow path (7). An infrared temperature sensor (46) is arranged on or in the valve housing (4) and is directed onto a surface of the valve insert (16) or a surface of a thermal conductor (48) connected to the valve insert. A hydraulic manifold may be provided with such a hydraulic valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Søren Emil Sørensen, Per Hovmand, Steen Mikkelsen, Jens Kjær Milthers, Kim Hulegaard Jensen, Jan Carøe Aarestrup
  • Patent number: 10100942
    Abstract: An inlet support structure for use with a rupture disc, the inlet support structure including an annular member having an inner diameter, an outer diameter, a plurality of spaced apart cut-outs extending from the inner diameter towards the outer diameter, a central non-circular opening extending through the annular member and including the cut-outs, the cut-outs providing additional space for the petals of a rupture disc to be received therein when the rupture disc ruptures so as to provide a greater flow area through the rupture disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Disc Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Francis Pittel, J. Kyle McCamis
  • Patent number: 10094486
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cleaning a process chamber are provided. In one embodiment, a process chamber is provided that includes a remote plasma source and a process chamber having at least two processing regions. Each processing region includes a substrate support assembly disposed in the processing region, a gas distribution system configured to provide gas into the processing region above the substrate support assembly, and a gas passage configured to provide gas into the processing region below the substrate support assembly. A first gas conduit is configured to flow a cleaning agent from the remote plasma source through the gas distribution assembly in each processing region while a second gas conduit is configured to divert a portion of the cleaning agent from the first gas conduit to the gas passage of each processing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Ramprakash Sankarakrishnan, Dale R. Du Bois, Ganesh Balasubramanian, Karthik Janakiraman, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez, Thomas Nowak, Visweswaren Sivaramakrishnan, Hichem M'Saad
  • Patent number: 10072673
    Abstract: A gas compressor system is disclosed. The gas compressor system includes a dryer assembly, a receiver tank, and at least one support level. The at least one support level has two slide channels supported by two beams. A platform is slidably attached to the slide channels. An isolator is disposed between each of the slide channels and the beams. A compressor is mounted to each platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Powerex-Iwata Air Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Justinn B. Eddie
  • Patent number: 10072766
    Abstract: A check valve including a valve member movable with a passage in a housing is disclosed. A biasing means applies a biasing load to the valve member to urge the valve member into engagement with a seating surface within the passage to control fluid flow. An environmental seal member is secured to the valve member by a retainer member. The retainer member includes a lip elastically deflectable by the environmental seal member upon compression and/or deflection of the environmental seal member. When the valve member engages the seating surface, the environmental seal member engages the seating surface to compress and/or deflect the environmental seal member, deflects the lip of the retainer member into engagement with the seating surface. Extrusion of the environmental seal member between the retainer member and the seating surface can be reduced and the engagement between the lip and the seating surface may be a sealing engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: LB Bentley Limited
    Inventor: Krzysztof Jurczyk