Patents by Inventor Steven R. Pride, II

Steven R. Pride, II 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: 7343934
    Abstract: A proportional pressure control valve which includes an electric first stage pilot having a single outlet port configured to provide a variable pressurized hydraulic fluid to the outlet port and at a pressure that is proportional to an electric input signal and which is variable between first and second values and further includes a second stage hydraulic valve which has a spool reciprocally moveable in a bore between first and second positions indicative of a full ON and a full OFF condition. A fluid isolation chamber is oriented in the bore and in a region between a control port and a tank port in the fluid pathway therebetween. The interior wall of the bore and the first and second diameter regions on the spool are configured to always provide a controlled volume fluid flow rate between the control port and the fluid isolation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Fema Corporation of Michigan
    Inventors: Steven R. Pride, II, Charles J. Bowden
  • Patent number: 6019347
    Abstract: A gas flow control valve for quietly regulating the flow of a gas. The valve includes first and second coaxially oriented elongate tubes of magnetic material and an elongate sleeve of nonmagnetic material coaxially connecting the tubes. An electric coil assembly is disposed around the sleeve. A cover of magnetic material is provided around the coil and is in contact with the tubes. A nozzle opening is disposed within the first tube and has a valve seat encircling the nozzle opening. An elongate armature is axially slidably disposed within the sleeve and the first and second tubes and is moveable between first and second positions. The armature has a first end with an elastomeric seal member which abuts the valve seat when the armature is in the first position thereof to block the flow of gas. The armature further includes a gas flow passageway extending axially to a second end thereof. An elastically yieldable member is provided for continually urging the armature toward the first position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: Fema Corporation of Michigan
    Inventors: Rory K. Adams, Charles J. Bowden, Steven R. Pride, II