Patents by Inventor Gerrit Beneker

Gerrit Beneker has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20070228311
    Abstract: A pressure balanced solenoid control valve comprises a member including a bore having a first end and a second end, an armature extending at least partially into the bore through the first end; and a pole piece extending at least partially into the bore through the second end. An inlet pressure is provided between the armature and pole piece to bias the armature away from the pole piece. A method for operating a solenoid control valve is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventor: Gerrit Beneker
  • Patent number: 4971370
    Abstract: An improved deck lid lock with remote release for motor vehicles. The deck lid lock employs a solenoid operated axially movable armature which is directly coupled to a rotatable lever. The lever is normally biased to a latched position. The lever is lockingly engageable with a rotatable pawl which is normally biased to a latched position. The pawl engages a pair of rotatable, asymmetrically oriented striker cams which are normally biased to an unlatched position. The striker cams define a cavity for engaging a striker. Upon energization of the solenoid, the armature is attracted to the solenoid causing it to rotate the lever so as to disengage the pawl. The normal biasing of the striker cams overcome the biasing of the pawl to rotate the striker cams to the unlatched position thereby opening the deck lid. When the deck lid is closed, contact with the striker over-rotates the striker cams permitting the pawl to rotate to a latched position thereby lockingly engaging the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Detweiler, Gerrit Beneker, Charles R. Martus, Peter Henning