Balanced Valve Patents (Class 137/289)
  • Patent number: 9016303
    Abstract: The present invention is an air evacuation apparatus that prevents the accumulation of air inside a swimming pool or spa filter by allowing any air to be removed from inside the filter every time the swimming pool pump is turned on. By allowing air to be removed from the filter, the present invention prevents the build-up of dangerous levels of potential energy caused by compressed air inside the filter that can lead to the violent separation of the filter. More important, the air evacuation apparatus of the present invention allows air to be safely and automatically removed from inside of the filter without interfering with the functionality of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Vaccare, LLC
    Inventors: Hassan Hamza, Garrett James Burkitt, III
  • Patent number: 6427716
    Abstract: A hydrant, comprising in combination an upper portion including a handle, a lower portion to be installed at least in part underground, the lower portion including a reservoir and a piston adapted to be displaced in the reservoir in response to handle manipulation, to displace water from a portion of the reservoir, a first conduit communicating with the interior of the reservoir to receive displaced water, the first conduit having an outlet located above ground to freely discharge water received in the conduit from said chamber, when water is displaced from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Herbert W. Hoeptner, III
  • Patent number: 5138756
    Abstract: A control mechanism for operating a backhoe is disclosed wherein the controls are adaptable to be configured in a selected one of a two lever system, a three lever system, or a four lever system. The control mechanism includes a first pivot axis on which the control levers are pivotally mounted and a second pivot axis on which a series of bell cranks are pivotally mounted. Various linkages interconnect the control levers with the bell cranks, and the bell cranks with hydraulic valve spools in a manner in which the valve body does not have to be reconfigured depending upon which control system is utilized. The control levers are configured with a pivot casting having a bent control rod threadably received therein, the position of which is fixed by a lock nut permitting the control handle to be positioned in the orientation desired by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Ford New Holland, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell I. Johnson, Garry L. Ball, John O. Steinkamp