Patents by Inventor Jack Moreno

Jack Moreno 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).

  • Patent number: 7631661
    Abstract: Provided is a reversing valve that can reverse flow in a refrigeration system. The reversing valve includes a valve body extending between a first end and an opposing second end. Multiple ports are disposed through the first and second ends. In one aspect, to reduce the pressure drop across the valve body, flow is channeled generally straightly between the ends. This is accomplished by a valve member defining a channel that is coupled to a port at the first end while pivotally movable to intersect different ports at the second end. Flow direction in the system is determined by which port at the second end is intersected. In another aspect, to move the valve member, the reversing valve includes a permanent magnet joined to the valve member and an electromagnet extending partly around the valve body. Applying different polarities to the electromagnet moves the permanent magnet and the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Zhejiang Sanhua Co Ltd.
    Inventor: Jack A. Moreno
  • Patent number: 7124777
    Abstract: Provided is a reversing valve for reversing flow in a refrigeration system. The reversing valve includes a valve body having first, second, third, and fourth ports disposed into the valve body. A valve member inside the valve body can be selectively moved between a first position intersecting the second and third ports and a second position intersecting the second and fourth ports. The valve member defines a channel that directs flow between the selected pairs of ports. The channel is generally shaped as a curve that bends the flow between the selected ports. To reduce the pressure drop across the reversing valve, a flow splitter is included that divides the channel into multiple sub-channels. Dividing the channel into multiple sub-channels increases the curve ratio of the channel, which reduces the generation of turbulent secondary flows in the channel. The flow splitter also provides additional structural support to the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Ranco Incorporated of Delaware
    Inventors: Jack A. Moreno, Lawrence B. Hall, Scott R. Schneller, Richard E. Ballard
  • Patent number: 7108008
    Abstract: Provided is a mounting structure for mounting a pilot valve assembly to a flow reversing valve assembly. The mounting structure includes a mounting bracket and a cover plate. Disposed through a face panel of the mounting bracket is an aperture that defines an axis line. The cover plate is generally parallel to and offset from the face panel. A solenoid coil having a central bore is placed between the face panel and the cover plate such that the central bore aligns with the axis line. A pilot valve body included with the pilot valve assembly is partially inserted through the aperture and into the central bore. Extending over the un-inserted portion of the pilot valve body is a sleeve including a spring. The sleeve and spring are arranged such that the spring urges the mounting bracket, the solenoid coil, and the cover plate toward one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Ranco Incorporated of Delaware
    Inventor: Jack A. Moreno
  • Publication number: 20060048828
    Abstract: Provided is a reversing valve for reversing flow in a refrigeration system. The reversing valve includes a valve body having first, second, third, and fourth ports disposed into the valve body. A valve member inside the valve body can be selectively moved between a first position intersecting the second and third ports and a second position intersecting the second and fourth ports. The valve member defines a channel that directs flow between the selected pairs of ports. The channel is generally shaped as a curve that bends the flow between the selected ports. To reduce the pressure drop across the reversing valve, a flow splitter is included that divides the channel into multiple sub-channels. Dividing the channel into multiple sub-channels increases the curve ratio of the channel, which reduces the generation of turbulent secondary flows in the channel. The flow splitter also provides additional structural support to the valve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicant: Ranco Incorporated of Delaware
    Inventors: Jack Moreno, Lawrence Hall, Scott Schneller, Richard Ballard
  • Publication number: 20060037654
    Abstract: Provided is a reversing valve that can reverse flow in a refrigeration system. The reversing valve includes a valve body extending between a first end and an opposing second end. Multiple ports are disposed through the first and second ends. In one aspect, to reduce the pressure drop across the valve body, flow is channeled generally straightly between the ends. This is accomplished by a valve member defining a channel that is coupled to a port at the first end while pivotally movable to intersect different ports at the second end. Flow direction in the system is determined by which port at the second end is intersected. In another aspect, to move the valve member, the reversing valve includes a permanent magnet joined to the valve member and an electromagnet extending partly around the valve body. Applying different polarities to the electromagnet moves the permanent magnet and the valve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Applicant: Ranco Incorporated of Delaware
    Inventor: Jack Moreno
  • Publication number: 20060037652
    Abstract: A pilot valve assembly includes a mounting bracket having at least three sides, including an anchor panel extending between first and second generally parallel leg panels. A four-sided mounting bracket, having a top leg panel connecting distal ends of the first and second leg panels is also disclosed. Disposed through the first leg panel and preferably through the second leg panel are respectively first and second apertures which define an axis line. A solenoid coil having a central bore is placed between the leg panels such that the central bore is aligned with the axis line. A pilot valve body is inserted through the first aperture and into the central bore such that an end of the pilot valve body is adjacent the second leg panel and secured thereto by various methods. The mounting bracket can be made from a single, integral blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Applicant: Ranco Incorporated of Delaware
    Inventors: Lawrence Hall, Jack Moreno
  • Publication number: 20060037653
    Abstract: Provided is a mounting structure for mounting a pilot valve assembly to a flow reversing valve assembly. The mounting structure includes a mounting bracket and a cover plate. Disposed through a face panel of the mounting bracket is an aperture that defines an axis line. The cover plate is generally parallel to and offset from the face panel. A solenoid coil having a central bore is placed between the face panel and the cover plate such that the central bore aligns with the axis line. A pilot valve body included with the pilot valve assembly is partially inserted through the aperture and into the central bore. Extending over the un-inserted portion of the pilot valve body is a sleeve including a spring. The sleeve and spring are arranged such that the spring urges the mounting bracket, the solenoid coil, and the cover plate toward one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Applicant: Ranco Incorporated of Delaware
    Inventor: Jack Moreno
  • Patent number: 4428439
    Abstract: By providing an inexpensive, easily manufactured coil spring member as a cam surface which is spring biased and is controllably, reciprocatingly axially cycled by a rotating cam follower, an inexpensive, continuous operable, fail-safe, dependable, portable, impactor handpiece is achieved. In the preferred embodiment, the portable, hand-held impacting tool of the present invention also incorporates an inexpensively manufactured and easily installed key member retainingly engaged in an axially elongated slot to prevent unwanted rotation of the anvil member, while assuring continuous, trouble-free reciprocating axial movement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1984
    Assignee: Blackstone Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Moreno
  • Patent number: D274357
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Assignee: Blackstone Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Moreno
  • Patent number: 4997415
    Abstract: A ledger assembly for a continuous rod cut-off includes a rigid beam (12) carrying ledger tubes (10) and pivotally supported by fibreglass springs (16,22). Vertical springs (22) resist the cutting force of the cut-off knife (30) and allow reciprocal movement of the tubes (10) while imparting a vertical displacement to the beam (12) so that the tubes follow a straight path along the rod line (28). A horizontal spring (16) allows this vertical displacement while providing lateral stiffness for the base of the beam (12). A drive arrangement for the beam (12) includes a lubricating system for a bearing (42) of a connecting rod (36) in which lubricant is collected for return by action of centrifugal force in a housing (72) located on the side of the bearing opposite a lubricant supply path (86, 88) through a crankshaft (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Molins Machine Co. Inc.
    Inventor: Michael N. Smith