Internal Servo-motor With Internal Pilot Valve Patents (Class 137/221)
  • Patent number: 9423034
    Abstract: A locking poppet valve that is reusable and can be pyrotechnically actuated includes an actuating mechanism and a valve assembly that are in fluid communication. A fluid channel traverses through a valve body and fluidly connects the actuating mechanism to a poppet valve positioned within the valve body. When the actuating mechanism is fired, a piston is displaced within an actuator housing, which in turn displaces hydraulic fluid within the actuator housing and the fluid channel. The displaced hydraulic fluid acts to push a valve spool along a valve stem, opening the poppet valve and allowing fluid to flow through the valve body. Additionally, the piston is held in a fired position by a locking mechanism, such that the poppet valve remains open. The poppet valve can be reset by disengaging the locking mechanism and allowing the hydraulic fluid to re-displace within the fluid channel and the actuator housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Luke S. Colby
  • Patent number: 8746271
    Abstract: A flow control valve (100;200;300) for a ventilation or exhaust duct comprises a housing (102;202;302), which defines a longitudinally extending passage (104;204;304) between a flow inlet and a flow outlet. A closing element (110;210;310) in the passage is movable between a fully open position and a fully closed position. A motor or actuator (116;216;316) is provided for moving the closing element. The motor or actuator may be located inside the closing element (110;210;310). The flow passage (104;204;304) through the housing may have sections of different diameters to obtain a venturi-like diffusor. A pressure difference sensor may be provided, which in combination with a position of the closing element allows for computation of the flow rate through the valve without the need for a separate flow meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: LeanVent ApS
    Inventor: Peter S. Antonsen
  • Patent number: 8733387
    Abstract: A portable remote controlled fire-fighting valve has a central chamber in a main valve body, an inlet that connects to a hydrant, an outlet that connects to a fire hose, a valve mechanism that has a seating surface that seats against part of the device to open and close a flow channel through the central chamber, and a remote controller that enables an operator to selectively open and close the flow channel. The valve mechanism uses a piston that is mounted for axial movement within the central chamber. The piston has an annular wall that slides against an outer edge of a lateral chamber surface that is fixed in position within the main valve body. A spring biases the piston to the closed position. In the open position, water from the inlet flows around the piston, over its peripheral surface, to the outlet. A pressure chamber is formed between a lateral surface that is fixed in position within the valve body and a movable interior surface on the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Task Force Tips inc.
    Inventors: David J. Kolacz, Stewart G. McMillan, Scott W. Akins, Timothy S. Miller
  • Patent number: 8656941
    Abstract: A fast acting flow control valve uses an electronically-actuated, short-stroke 3-way pilot poppet to actuate a primary poppet valve, for example, to provide impulse thrust to an air or space vehicle. The pilot poppet arrangement has an electromagnetic actuator for positioning the pilot poppet with respect to first and second seats. When the pilot poppet is sealed against the first seat a pressure passage communicates with seat openings and a vent passage of the valve is blocked from the seat openings. When the pilot poppet is sealed against the second seat the pressure passage is blocked from the seat openings and the vent passage communicates with the seat openings. The primary valve arrangement has a primary poppet that seals against a primary seat when the pilot poppet is sealed against the first seat and is unseated when the pilot poppet is sealed against the second seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Jansen's Aircraft System Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Hayward
  • Patent number: 8353310
    Abstract: Internal valve apparatus are described. An example internal valve includes a body having a valve seat disposed between an inlet and an outlet. A flow control member operatively coupled to the body moves between a first position in which the flow control member engages the valve seat to restrict the flow of fluid through the valve and a second position in which the flow control member is spaced from the valve seat to allow the flow of fluid through the valve. The example internal valve further includes a removable actuation member disposed within the body and responsive to a fluid pressure to cause the flow control member to move between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Lin, Tung Kim Nguyen, Roy Ronald Pelfrey
  • Patent number: 8136543
    Abstract: Axial flow control valves are described herein. An example axial flow control valve described herein includes a valve body defining a passageway between an inlet and an outlet that is substantially parallel to a fluid flow path at the inlet and the outlet of the valve body. The example control valve includes a cartridge assembly removably coupled to the valve body and disposed within the passageway of the valve body between the inlet and the outlet. The cartridge assembly is substantially axially aligned with the passageway and includes a motor to operate the axial flow control valve between a first position to prevent the flow of fluid between the inlet and the outlet and a second position to allow the flow of fluid between the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International, LLC
    Inventor: Lonnie Oscar Davies, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8113228
    Abstract: A suction valve for a pipe line in which a medium flows is provided, whereby the flow can be closed and regulated and whereby back flow prevented. The suction valve includes a movable a closing mechanism (3) placed in a valve house (1), and an opposed counter face in the valve house. The closing mechanism (3) can be moved by the pressure of the medium flow by forming the closing mechanism (3) to be as piston parts or cylinder parts in a working cylinder. The pressure of the medium flow used for moving the closing mechanism (3) is led into the closing mechanism through an outlet valve (8,9,10), which outlet valve is fitted inside the closing mechanism (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Polarteknik PMC Oy Ab
    Inventor: Vesa Ropponen
  • Publication number: 20070181184
    Abstract: The distance between an end of a contour of the curved area at which a straight line extending longitudinally of the pipe through the axis of the hole intersects with the contour of the curved area, and an end of the hole that is the nearest to the end of the contour of the curved area longitudinally of the pipe, is larger than the distance between an end of the contour of the curved area at which a straight line extending laterally of the pipe through the axis of the hole intersects with the contour of the curved area, and an end of the hole that is the nearest to the end of the contour of the curved area laterally of the pipe, when viewed along the central axis of the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: Osamu Takagi
  • Patent number: 5417238
    Abstract: A tillage element for use in a plough, harrow or the like is described which comprises a disc having a substantially planar portion and an inclined flange portion extending from the periphery of said central portion, an abrupt transition being provided from the central portion to the flange portion. The tillage element provides better penetration, inversion of soil and improved ploughing as compared with a conventional disc plough having concavely curved rotary discs. The invention also relates to tilling apparatus using a-plurality of such tillage elements and description is given as to how the tillage elements can be used in such apparatus in combination with a leg provided with a point with the tillage element being pivotable readily between positions, permitting both left- and right-hand ploughing alternatively to be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Inventor: Peter D. T. Topham
  • Patent number: 5303778
    Abstract: In an automatic turn-off sprinkler, water enters an inlet and passes through a hollow interior region to the outlet. A reciprocating spool in the hollow region normally blocks the outlet enabling incoming water to fill a chamber above the spool. The gap between the ID of the bore and the OD of the spool permits sliding movement of the spool while providing a watertight seal preventing liquid entering the small opening communication with a chamber above the top of the spool from passing to the outlet opening. A heat sensor detects an emergency condition, unsealing a normally sealed opening allowing liquid pressing upon the spool to escape through the unsealed opening dropping the pressure on the top of the spool, whereby water pressure upon the bottom of the spool lifts the spool above the outlet. When the heat sensor seals the control opening, liquid pressure upon the top surface builds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Inventor: Peter Vari
  • Patent number: 4732189
    Abstract: A fast opening plug valve especially for release of high pressure gas. The plug has an internal chamber and is held in the closed position by the pressure of gas within this chamber which acts on a fixed wall. The opening stroke is driven by valve inlet pressure upon release of gas from the plug chamber to a dump chamber. Flow from the plug chamber to the dump chamber is choked towards the end of the valve opening cycle to decelerate the plug. Plug acceleration at the start of the opening cycle is commenced prior to opening to minimize the opening period. Release of pressure from the plug chamber may be initiated by action of a slide valve and linked to rise of valve inlet pressure. The valve has application in wind tunnels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Terence V. Jones, Peter J. Loftus
  • Patent number: 4429709
    Abstract: A method and devices for applying the generally known principle of cascade flow in control of self-adjusting fluid handling systems, which devices are capable of maintaining predetermined flow rate/pressure difference ratios, over a wide range of variations.The capability of maintaining predetermined flow rate/pressure difference ratios is based on a capability of maintaining predetermined displacement/pressure difference ratios of axially displaceable means of control in application of the principle of cascade flow.One embodiment is a draught control device, which is capable of maintaining substantially constant draught, e.g., in central heating boilers of solid fuel, over a wide range of variations in flue pressure.Another embodiment is a constant flow valve, capable of maintaining constant rate of volume flows in house ventilation.A third embodiment of the present invention is a constant pressure valve, capable of maintaining constant pressure of fluid upstream the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Inventor: Erkki J. Niskanen
  • Patent number: 4254634
    Abstract: A fluid flow passage is available, between an inlet tube and an outlet tube, through a piston supported by a spring and equipped with an orifice connecting a pilot chamber and the outlet tube. A bellows chamber or a diaphragm chamber is provided with a pilot valve, which is directly connected with the bellows or the diaphragm, to open or close an orifice connecting the bellows chamber or the diaphragm chamber and a pilot chamber in which the piston is placed, in response to the pressure in the inlet tube monitored by the bellows or the diaphragm. The inlet tube and the outlet tube, together with the valve body, are formed by pressing or drawing at either end of a single tube which contains the valve means under the perfect airtight condition, to form a control valve to be employed for refrigerator and air conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1981
    Assignee: Fuji Koki Manufacturing Oc., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ohno Akio, Tamura Yuichi
  • Patent number: 3974849
    Abstract: A valve assembly comprises a body having an inlet and an outlet, a chamber between the inlet and the outlet, a valve diaphragm fitted in the valve body and attached to a rigid closure member adapted to close the inlet with the periphery of the diaphragm supported by a wall of the chamber, and an auxiliary control, or pilot valve communicating with the chamber, said diaphragm comprising an annular member of rubber-like material with a thin outer peripheral portion and a thickened inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1976
    Inventor: Peter L. Dawson