Patents Examined by Umashankar Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 10352469
    Abstract: An electromagnetic pressure regulation valve including an electromagnetic actuator that positions a piston that is received axially movable in a controller housing, wherein the piston is configured to open and/or close connections of the pressure control valve for flow through, wherein the piston includes a pin at a face surface that is oriented away from the electromagnetic actuator, wherein a relative movement is facilitated between the pin and the piston, wherein a pin face that is oriented away from the piston in the controller housing is arranged opposite to a stop, wherein the pressure control valve includes a hydraulic end position damping for damping a movement of the pin in a direction towards the stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ECP Holding 1 GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Eisenberger, Bernd Franz
  • Patent number: 10351271
    Abstract: A valve comprises a shell, a flexible valve member sealingly mounted within the shell, and a valve body mounted atop the flexible valve member within the shell. The flexible member is moveable between closed and open positions to allow the flow of fluid therethrough. The valve is engageable with a filling device having flow ports and a surrounding closure. The closure and/or the shaft is movable between (i) a first position wherein the closure closes the port(s), and (ii) a second position opening the port(s). Alternatively, the valve may comprise a portion of a female connector and the filling device may comprise a portion of a male connector to form an aseptic fluid connector for the aseptic transfer of fluid therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DR. PY INSTITUTE LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Patent number: 10336305
    Abstract: A Venturi device for producing vacuum from fluids in an engine system has a body defining a Venturi gap separating apart an outlet end of a converging motive section and an inlet end of a diverging discharge section by a lineal distance, and a suction port in fluid communication with the Venturi gap. The converging motive section and the diverging discharge section both gradually, continuously taper toward the Venturi gap, the converging motive section defines a circular-shaped motive inlet and an elliptical- or polygonal-shaped motive outlet, the diverging discharge section defines an elliptical- or polygonal-shaped discharge inlet, and an inner passageway of the converging motive section transitions as a hyperbolic function from the motive inlet to the elliptical- or polygonal-shaped motive outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Dave Fletcher, Brian Graichen, Keith Hampton, Matt Gilmer, Andrew Niedert
  • Patent number: 10337636
    Abstract: The inflow of an external fluid into a mounting hole of a displacement control valve can be prevented, and accumulated gas in the mounting hole due to the permeation leakage of high-pressure gas can be discharged to the outside. A displacement control valve 1 inserted and fitted in a mounting hole 3 provided in a casing of a device controlled in displacement includes a sealing lip 46. The sealing lip 46 is fitted in a fitting section 41 at an outer peripheral portion of the displacement control valve 1 on a side close to an entrance of the mounting hole 3. The sealing lip 46 has a lip portion 46b abutting on an inner peripheral surface of the mounting hole 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Futakuchi, Kohei Fukudome, Masahiro Hayama, Hideki Higashidozono
  • Patent number: 10323770
    Abstract: A control member for use in a fluid control device is disclosed. The control member may include a through-bore for receiving a valve stem and one or more counter-bores aligned with the through-bore. One of the counter-bores may receive a connection member, such as a retaining nut, for connecting the control member to the valve stem. Accordingly, the connection member may be concealed within the control member and thus prevented from interfering with the fluid flow around the control member. Also disclosed is a fluid control device incorporating the control member and a method of assembling a fluid control device incorporating the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Joseph Jack Hunt
  • Patent number: 10322278
    Abstract: A clamping device is provided in which an other end portion is prevented from being excessively displaced in the transition from a clamped state to an unclamped state. A clamping device includes a one end portion having a locked part at a tip, an other end portion having a locking part capable of locking the locked part, a middle portion continuous with the one end portion and with the other end portion, and an insertion hole (H1, H2) allowing a flexible tube T to be inserted therethrough. An unclamped state is established when the locked part locked is unlocked by bending the other end portion such that the other end portion is displaced from the one end portion. The clamping device is configured to clamp the flexible tube T in a clamped state where a first projection and a second projection are positioned close to each other and to intercept a flow of a fluid at a clamped position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Nikkiso Company Limited
    Inventors: Ryo Kato, Shigeaki Funamura
  • Patent number: 10309182
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to an annular blowout preventer (“BOP”) apparatus for sealing a wellbore. In particular, the annular BOP includes a body comprising a vertical bore extending therethrough, an upper packing element located in the body, a lower packing element located in the body and spaced axially from the upper packing element, and a piston configured to move the upper and lower packing elements radially with respect to the vertical bore. The annular BOP provides for bi-directional sealing across the annular BOP. In other embodiments, the annular BOP may include only a single packing element configured to provide for bi-directional sealing across the annular BOP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Oscar B. Jones, Nicolas Arteaga
  • Patent number: 10314116
    Abstract: A heating system includes a conductive layer disposed on a pane surface of a glass pane, a first busbar extending along a first pane edge portion of the glass plane in electrical contact with the conductive layer, and a second busbar extending along a second pane edge portion of the glass plane in electrical contact with the conductive layer. Applying power to the first busbar causes current to travel from the first busbar along the conductive layer to the second busbar, heating the pane surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Kingman, Ibuki Kamei, James R. Wilson, John Raff, Martin Melcher
  • Patent number: 10309549
    Abstract: A valve device has a valve main body and a tube fitting that has an air passage for supplying operation air into the valve main body. An upper lid portion of a cap is formed with a fitted hole provided with a projection. The tube fitting has a fitting portion to be fitted into the upper lid portion. The fitting portion is formed with, on an outer circumference thereof, a fitting groove to which the projection is fitted, and has a tip end portion located closer to a tip end side than the fitting groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Taiji Chiba, Izuru Shikata
  • Patent number: 10309255
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine component includes a structure including a first wall and a second wall that provide a cooling passage. The cooling passage extends a length from a first end to a second end. A cluster of impingement inlet holes is provided in the second wall at the first end. An outlet is provided at the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Dmitriy A. Romanov
  • Patent number: 10300552
    Abstract: A one-side spot welding device includes a base which is formed in a cylindrical shape, a welding head and a welding tip. The base has a push rod operable in an upward and a downward direction with respect to the base and has a slide groove in an upper inner circumferential surface thereof. The welding head is installed at an upper side of the base so as to be slidable in a radial direction and equally divided in a circumferential direction so as to include a plurality of unit welding heads in close contact with one another. The unit welding heads are capable of being spaced apart from one another in the radial direction by the push rod. The welding tip is formed in a cylindrical shape so as to be configured at an outer circumference of the base, operates in an upward and a downward direction and is capable of applying welding electric current to the welding head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jungnam Choi, Sung Dae Lim
  • Patent number: 10294639
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nonreturn device for a pipe for carrying a fluid, including —a shut-off valve provided with actuating element including a device for accumulating/releasing potential energy, —a nonreturn valve designed to maintain a pressure difference ?P between its inlet and its outlet, and —a triggering piston, the internal volume of which is divided into two chambers by a mobile element which is equipped with an activation rod; the first and second chambers are in fluidic communication with the pipe, respectively upstream and downstream of the nonreturn valve; and the activation rod of the triggering piston is designed to be able to actuate the shut-off valve in order to move it from its inactive position into its active position if the pressure difference ?P drops below a predetermined threshold value, with the release of the potential energy accumulated in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Stephane Guerry
  • Patent number: 10294763
    Abstract: A bellows valve includes a first bellows connected to a first cap member at one end and to a support member at the other end, and a second bellows connected to a second cap member at one end and to said support member at the other end. Respective first and second bellows cavities are thus formed inside each bellows. An orifice is arranged to fluidly interconnect the first and second bellows cavities, and a bellows-internal valve device is arranged to selectively open and close the orifice. The bellows-internal valve device includes first and second resilient members arranged on respective first and second sides of the support member and having respective portions being coupled to respective first and second holding members on the valve device. The bellows valve is useful in injection valves, such as gas lift valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Erling Kleppa
  • Patent number: 10295068
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve (1), comprising a valve housing (4) and a closing body (3) arranged in the valve housing (4) in such a way that the closing body can be moved longitudinally, wherein at least one inlet channel (5) and at least one outlet channel (6) are arranged in the valve housing (4). The closing body (3) interacts with a valve seat (8) formed on the valve housing (4) by means of the longitudinal motion of the closing body and thereby opens and closes at least one hydraulic connection between the at least one inlet channel (5) and the at least one outlet channel (6). The closing body (3) can be driven by means of a metal-bellows/piston unit (2), wherein the metal-bellows/piston unit (2) has a variable-length metal bellows (20) and a variable-volume working chamber (23) and wherein the metal bellows (20) bounds the working chamber (23) in a sealing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Tadeusz Glazewski
  • Patent number: 10279426
    Abstract: Machining device (100) comprising: a light source (33); an optical system (2) for obtaining a spatially offset outgoing light beam (7) remaining parallel to a given position upstream focusing means (9), said optical system (2) comprising: a movable mirror (19) such that its normal is able to depict a trajectory in a three-dimensional space, said optical system (2) being configured such that said first incident light beam (4) and said normal to the movable mirror (19) are separated by an angle (15) comprised between 0° and 15° for all possible positions and orientations of said movable mirror (19); driving means (6) for moving said movable mirror (19); a retro reflection system (21) able to provide a second incident light beam (8) parallel to a first reflected light beam (23) on said movable mirror (19); focusing means (9) for focusing outgoing light beam (7) on a target (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Sébastien Estival, Paul-Etienne Martin, Axel Kupisiewicz
  • Patent number: 10274090
    Abstract: The invention relates to agate valve hydraulic actuator, said actuator comprising a cup shaped sleeve (9) which is operably coupled to an opening or closing element (5) of the gate valve (2), the actuator further comprising a movable primary piston (13) arranged within a primary cylinder (12) arranged at the inside of the cup-shaped sleeve (9), said primary piston (13) being con figured to move the sleeve (9) and hence said opening and closing element (5) towards an open or closed position of the gate valve (2) by a force applied to the primary piston (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Aker Solutions AS
    Inventors: Victor Rodriguez Ferreira, Nicholas Newlands
  • Patent number: 10274098
    Abstract: A hydraulic servo-actuated valve with a valve body having a first duct, a second duct, a main opening arranged on the valve body, an actuator arranged at the main opening and adapted to open and close the valve is provided. The valve has a lid arranged in an operative position on the valve body at the main opening, and the lid has a central zone concurring with the actuator to delimit an actuating chamber. The first duct has a first through-hole, and the lid has a second through-hole arranged in a position corresponding to the first through-hole, when the lid is arranged on the valve body in an operative position. The central zone of the lid also has a third through-hole. The lid has first connecting means adapted to allow a flanged and removable connection of a first operative member only to the lid, and the first connecting means is arranged near the second through-hole and the third through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Alberto Lodolo
  • Patent number: 10267342
    Abstract: A rotary actuator comprises a rotatable vane assembly mounted within a housing to define first and second chambers, wherein the rotatable vane assembly is rotatable between first and second positions. A first fluid port is in communication with the first chamber to permit an actuation fluid to be delivered to/from the first chamber, and a second fluid port is in communication with the second fluid chamber to permit actuation fluid to be delivered to/from the second fluid chamber. A sealing arrangement is provided for sealing at least one of the first and second fluid ports when the vane assembly is located in one or both of its first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Gavin David Cowie, John David Sangster
  • Patent number: 10267429
    Abstract: An improved life hydraulic valve actuator for a mold used in an injection molding machine. The actuator includes a housing for insertion into a hot runner assembly having a movable valve gate pin. A bore in the housing for receives an actuation piston which is connected to the gate pin. A hydraulic chamber in the assembly lifts the piston upward and downward for actuation of the pin in a valve gate. The actuation piston includes a centrally located circumferential double lip seal. The wall of the bore includes a pair of circumferential seals for engaging the outer circumference of the piston. The seals are positioned axially on either side of said centrally located double lip seal of the piston for sealing and guiding the piston. The circumferential bore seals include a Teflon ring which protects the bore in the event of seal failure and a second seal made of a Viton material. The seals in combination increase the longevity of the actuator over three fold than a similar actuation valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Magna Exteriors Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Hugh Eckerich, Steve Robert Moore, Enzo Cremasco
  • Patent number: 10267430
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes an outer housing having a first opening in fluid communication with a first fluid, a second opening in fluid communication with a second fluid, a third opening in fluid communication with a third fluid and a fourth opening in fluid communication with a fourth fluid. The valve assembly includes a piston configured to slide within the outer housing into a first position at which the third opening is blocked from fluid communication with the fourth opening based on a fluid pressure of the first fluid being greater than a fluid pressure of the fourth fluid. The piston is further configured to slide within the outer housing into a second position at which the third opening is in fluid communication with the fourth opening based on the fluid pressure of the second fluid being greater than the fluid pressure of the fourth fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Scott W. Simpson