Solenoid Or Electromagnetically Operated Valve Patents (Class 137/315.03)
  • Patent number: 10352471
    Abstract: A solenoid valve includes a housing, a bobbin and an armature. The bobbin is received at least partially within the housing and has a body about which a coil is provided. A fluid flow path including an inlet and an outlet and a valve seat is defined by at least one of the housing or the bobbin, and the armature is moveable relative to the valve seat to control flow through the fluid flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Walbro LLC
    Inventors: Dale P. Kus, David L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10161115
    Abstract: A water detection and shut-off system is disclosed. The water detection system may be battery powered and include a water detector, a satellite water detector, and a water shut-off mechanism. The detectors and shut-off mechanism may be communicatively coupled via one or more communication links to a client component such as a smartphone app. Upon detecting the presence of unwanted water, the shut-off mechanism may operate an electric motor to close a water shut-off valve to prevent flooding or water damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Beger, Mateusz Cwiokowski, Chun Kuen Sze
  • Patent number: 9746096
    Abstract: This invention relates to a four-state adjustable air path structure. An air source is connected to an air storage tank and a first two-position three-way solenoid valve via a check valve. The first two-position three-way solenoid valve is connected to a second two-position three-way solenoid valve and a vent hole. The second two-position three-way solenoid is connected to a third two-position three-way solenoid valve and a port of a throttle valve. Another port of the throttle valve is connected to the third two-position three-way solenoid valve. The third two-position three-way solenoid valve is connected to an air tank. The present four-state adjustable air path structure simplifies processing and maintenance of a mechanical structure. Intellectual control of an operating speed can also be achieved. The present invention has advantages such as structural simplicity, low manufacturing costs, safe and reliable operation, long service life, and suitability for long-distance transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Bo Zhao, Jianwei Wu, Jiubin Tan, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 9729024
    Abstract: A solenoid actuator is mountable to a mounting surface of an engine, such that an accommodated portion is inserted into the engine, and an exposed portion is located outside the engine. An operating portion operates when a solenoid actuator portion is energized and de-energized. A main body forms at least a part of an outer shell of the exposed portion. A connector portion is projected from the main body in the exposed portion. The connector portion is connected with a wiring for the solenoid actuator portion. At least one protrusion is projected radially outward from a sidewall of the main body in the exposed portion. The at least one protrusion is located at a position different from the connector portion in a circumferential direction of the sidewall. The at least one protrusion forms a clearance with the mounting surface in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Takahito Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9650969
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for monitoring a fuel injector, the injector including a piezoelectric actuator controlling a valve unit to open or close the injector, the fuel injector including an actuator play. The method includes: measuring a plurality of compensation times of the actuator play during a simulation step preceding an injection for a given plurality of fuel pressures; calculating a parameter representing the current actuator play per the measured compensation times; comparing the parameter representing the calculated current actuator play with a predetermined reference parameter of the actuator play; and transmitting a warning message if the reference parameter is exceeded; the parameter representative of the current actuator play being calculated on the basis of a polynomial function of the measured compensation times. The polynomial order of the polynomial function corresponding to the number of measured compensation times of the actuator play for different fuel pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Leblon
  • Patent number: 8991784
    Abstract: A glue valve with electromagnetic actuation of a valve tappet (15) having a valve housing (10), which has a lateral aperture which is open in the upward direction, that is to say a side opening (36). A coil core (13) and a transversely directed carrying crosspiece (26), on which a plug (22) can be fitted, form a unit, that is to say a coil unit (21), which can be introduced into the valve housing (11) in one operation, via the side opening (36) which is open in the upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Eric Jürgens, Reinhard Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20150040997
    Abstract: A sensor assembly for controlling a solenoid valve, the solenoid valve controlling the flow of water through a faucet, is described. The sensor assembly includes a head including a bottom portion configured to be supported by a wall and a top portion. The sensor assembly also includes a proximity sensor including a transmitter and receiver. The transmitter projects a beam into a detection zone. The sensor assembly also includes processing electronics configured to cause the solenoid valve to open in response to a receiver detecting a reflection from an object in the detection zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Joseph Blake, Perry Erickson, John Esche, Steve Radder, Ross Ristow, Joseph Stauber
  • Patent number: 8863777
    Abstract: A flow control device is disclosed. The flow control device includes a solenoid, the solenoid including an armature. Also, a piston connected to the armature. The piston includes a primary orifice. The piston having an open position and a closed position. A piston spring connected to the piston is also includes and at least one secondary orifice. The movement of the piston to the open position at least partially opens the at least one secondary orifice and the movement of the piston to the closed position at least partially closes the at least one secondary orifice. The movement of the armature actuates the piston movement and controls fluid flow from the primary orifice through the at least one secondary orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Felix Winkler, Russell H. Beavis, Eric J. VanWyk
  • Patent number: 8641153
    Abstract: A valve assembly, which houses a valve closing member that co-operates with an armature to connect or separate pressure medium channels in a valve housing, the member being directed towards a valve seat which is situated on a valve seat body fixed in the valve housing. The valve assembly includes a solenoid for actuating the armature which is pushed onto a non-magnetisable sleeve section of the valve housing and a magnetic core that is diametrically opposed to the armature in the valve housing. Various valve functions can be achieved by using identical valve components in a modular manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Christoph Voss
  • Patent number: 8622077
    Abstract: Disclosed are a position sensor unit and a valve arrangement comprising such a position sensor unit, wherein a sensor housing of the position sensor unit is fixed in position with respect to a housing of an actuating magnet or a valve by an adjusting nut and a counter nut. The counter nut is mounted on the sensor housing and supported at the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Magnet-Schultz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Pögel, Dieter Morawski, Jürgen Heinzmann, Hans-Kersten Lesk
  • Patent number: 8613420
    Abstract: A solenoid valve for controlling a hydraulic system having a coil which is composed of an electrical conductor, an armature which is situated at least partially inside the coil and is connected to a valve element for opening and closing a flow opening of the solenoid valve, and a hydraulic fluid-filled valve chamber that accommodates the armature and communicates fluidically with the hydraulic system. The armature is supported in movable fashion in the hydraulic fluid of the hydraulic system. In order to reduce the viscosity of the hydraulic fluid, the coil is situated so that a heating of the coil produced by a current flow produces a heating of the hydraulic fluid in the valve chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Magna Powertrain AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Linortner
  • Patent number: 8561644
    Abstract: A pulsator comprises a valve chamber and an armature arranged in the valve chamber. An electrically powered coil at least partially surrounds the valve chamber and generates a magnetic flux. A magnetic pole piece is arranged in the valve chamber and has a metal surface. The armature has a first end nearest the magnetic pole piece and a second end. The first end of the armature has a metal surface and the second end has a first sealing surface and a second sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Nicholas E. Schultz, Gary C. Steingraber, Leon Cramer
  • Patent number: 8556022
    Abstract: In order to provide a solenoid valve or solenoid that allows easy and accurate wire winding for an electric annular coil employed therein, a simple shape is possessed by the electric annular coil with inner and outer cylindrical surfaces that entirely extend in parallel with an axis of the electric annular coil and a sleeve for axially sliding therein an armature together with a plunger is shaped to have a larger diameter portion that is put between a smaller diameter portion of a front core and the inner cylindrical surface of the electric coil, a smaller diameter portion that is put between the armature and a rear core integral with a solenoid housing and a sloped annular intermediate portion that extends between the larger and smaller diameter portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems Steering, Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Nonaka
  • Patent number: 8528879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for producing a high-pressure-tight connection between a pole core and a valve sleeve of a solenoid valve and to an associated valve cartridge for a solenoid valve. According to the invention, the pole core is placed in a two-part compression mold, which comprises a middle die and an outer die, in such a way that a joining gap is produced between an inner bore of the outer die and the placed-in pole core. Subsequently, the pole core is placed against the valve sleeve and the valve sleeve is inserted into the joining gap. Then, the middle die and the outer die are pressed simultaneously with the pole core such that the valve sleeve passes into the joining gap. When a pressed diameter of the pole core is reached, the valve sleeve expands and is shaped in the joining gap between a first shaping edge and a second shaping edge and is joined onto the pole core. The diameter of the inner bore tapers between the first shaping edge and the second shaping edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Mueller, Guenther Schnalzger, Martin Kirschner
  • Patent number: 8469162
    Abstract: A piston with a piston rod coupled thereto is inserted in a cylinder, which sealingly contains oil. An oil flow generated by movement of the piston is controlled by a damping force generation mechanism, thereby generating a damping force. A separator tube is disposed around the cylinder, and the oil is transmitted to the damping force generation mechanism through a branch tube integrally formed on a cylindrical sidewall of the separator tube. The branch tube is tapered at the outer circumferential portion thereof with the outer diameter thereof reducing toward the distal end of the branch tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Nishimura, Jin Yamasaki, Shinichi Kagawa, Tetsuo Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20130153053
    Abstract: A latch device (12) for a hydraulic valve (10) is proposed. The latch device (12) comprises a housing (22) and a latch shaft (26), which is supported such that it can move in the housing (22). In order to create a latch device (12), independent of the hydraulic provisioning, the provision of at least one magnetizable ring beam arrangement (38), which is supported on the latch shaft (26), and an electric solenoid arrangement (40), located on the housing (22) around the ring beam arrangement (38) is also proposed, wherein by the supply of current to the solenoid arrangement (40), a positioning force can be produced on the ring beam arrangement (38). Furthermore, a hydraulic valve (10) with the corresponding latch device (12) and a hydraulic arrangement (92) for such a valve (10) are also proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Martin Trinler, Holger Lüüs, Wolfgang Todt
  • Patent number: 8443829
    Abstract: A solenoid device includes a solenoid assembly (30) including a stator (42, 32, 38), a coil (36) for generating a magnetic field, and first retention structure (64). Armature and seal assembly includes armature structure (14, 16) that moves with respect to the solenoid assembly from a closed position to an open position in response to the magnetic field generated by the coil, seal structure (22) that is coupled with a proximal end of the armature structure and has a sealing edge (28) to seal with a component when the armature structure is in the closed position thereof, and second retention structure (68). A spring (44) biases the armature structure to the closed position. The first and second retention structures engage and retain the armature and seal assembly with respect to the stafor assembly prior to installation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Robert Czimmek, Michael J. Hornby
  • Patent number: 8434520
    Abstract: A valve control unit, particularly for a pressure modulator of a commercial vehicle includes a valve control housing, solenoid valves, which are provided with solenoids and internal valve pieces inserted into the solenoids, and a pneumatic interface. The solenoids are accommodated inside the valve control housing. Pressure sensors for measuring pneumatic pressures are accommodated in or on the valve control unit, preferably on the top surface. Valve bores, into which the internal valve pieces are inserted, extend within the valve control housing. Air ducts extend between the pneumatic interface, the valve bores, and the pressure sensors, inside the valve control housing. The solenoids and pressure sensors are contacted with an electrical interface. The valve control housing can be a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: WABCO GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Frank, Siegfried Höfler, Andreas Teichmann
  • Patent number: 8382063
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve includes a valve body, a valve element, a movable iron core, a guide tube, a coil, a yoke, and a fixed iron core. The valve body includes a fluid flow path. The valve element is movable and seated on a valve seat provided in the fluid flow path of the valve body. The movable iron core moves the valve element with respect to the valve seat. The guide tube is cylindrical and movably supports the movable iron core. The coil is mounted on an outer periphery of the guide tube. The yoke covers an outside of the coil and forms a magnetic circuit. The fixed iron core is provided facing the movable iron core and attracts the movable iron core by energization of the coil. The valve body is coupled to the guide tube on one opening end side of the guide tube, and the fixed iron core is provided on an other end side of the guide tube with a clearance spaced from an inside of the guide tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Toyooki Kogyo Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Noritaka Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8375979
    Abstract: On a valve body of a selector valve mounted on a base member, a bolt insertion hole extending across a valve hole within a width of the valve body is formed, a mounting bolt is inserted into the bolt insertion hole so as to cross the valve hole and a valve member. A distal end of the mounting bolt is screwed into a screw hole of the base member so as to fix the selector valve to the base member, while on the valve member, in order to avoid contact between the valve member and the mounting bolt, a hole-shaped or recess-shaped escape portion extending longer in an operating direction of the valve member is formed, and the mounting bolt is inserted through the escape portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8307842
    Abstract: A fluid supply valve attachment device that includes: a fixing member formed with a recessed fitting section; and a fluid supply valve provided with a protruded insertion section that is inserted and fixed in the recessed fitting section. Clearance between a reference inner peripheral surface of the recessed fitting section and a reference outer peripheral surface of the protruded insertion section is set smaller than clearance between an internal thread of the recessed fitting section and an external thread of the protruded insertion section in a state that the protruded insertion section is inserted and fixed in the recessed fitting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoshi Nakata, Motoyasu Yamamori, Toshikatsu Kubo
  • Patent number: 8186370
    Abstract: A solenoid valve may include a housing, a solenoid coil, and a plunger. The solenoid coil may be disposed about an external portion of the housing and the plunger may be slidably disposed within the housing. The plunger may include a recess in a first end thereof having a seal assembly located therein and including a pin member inserted into the recess and an elastomeric sealing element molded around the pin member while inserted into the recess of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership
    Inventor: J. Brian Cloud
  • Patent number: 8151819
    Abstract: A fluid supply valve attachment device that has a tank, a fixing member in which a recessed fitting section is formed, a fluid supply valve that is inserted in and fixed to the recessed fitting section, a first seal member which seals a space between the tank and the fixing member, and a second seal member which seals a space between the fixing member and the fluid supply valve. The maximum inside diameter of the recessed fitting section is defined as D, a distance between a cross-sectional center of the first seal member and a cross-sectional center of the second seal member in a direction that a central axial line of the recessed fitting section extends in an attached state is defined as L1, and L1 is set within 2.5×D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Suzuki, Munetoshi Kuroyanagi, Takuya Suzuki, Kazushi Numazaki, Toshikatsu Kubo, Toshihiko Shima
  • Patent number: 8132590
    Abstract: A valve assembly with at least one transverse channel in a substantially tubular valve housing, the assembly including a valve closing member that is positioned in the valve housing and that co-operates with a valve seat situated on a hollow cylindrical valve seat body that is fixed in the valve housing, the valve seat body being attached to one end of the valve housing. To simplify the production process, the transverse channel is formed by a longitudinal slot which extends in some sections of the valve housing from a starting point at the end of said housing in the longitudinal direction of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Christoph Voss
  • Patent number: 8127788
    Abstract: A parts assembly includes a housing including a first part assembly hole on which a first apparatus component is assembled, the first apparatus component being fixed to the housing by a caulking for forming a caulking portion by a deformation of a bearing surface of the housing on which the first apparatus component is seated. The housing includes a second part assembly hole provided in the vicinity of the caulking portion and on which a second apparatus component is assembled. The housing includes a sacrificial deformation portion deformed by a force applied to the housing when the bearing surface is deformed by the caulking, the sacrificial deformation portion attenuating a force propagated to a portion including the second part assembly hole where the second apparatus component is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Yamashita, Fumitoshi Koyama
  • Patent number: 8118054
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include an apparatus and a method for controlling fluid flow. In accordance with certain of the disclosed embodiments, a valve is disclosed that comprises a yoke that encases a coil. The yoke has a gap adjacent to a central aperture of the yoke. A core tube is placed in the central aperture. The core tube has a core slidingly disposed within an interior chamber for controlling a fluid flow rate from a flow inlet to a flow outlet. A current is provided to the coil. Magnetic flux, generated by the coil in response to the current, is directed through the gap to cause the core to move proportionally based on the amount of current provided to the coil for changing the fluid flow rate from the flow inlet to the flow outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Brooks Instrument, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen P. Glaudel, Jan Willem Van Rijswijk
  • Patent number: 8095284
    Abstract: An automatic transmission control unit determines whether or not a constantly open failure, in which a switch valve cannot switch a pressure regulating valve and a second hydraulic chamber to a non-communicative state, has occurred on the basis of a parameter (an inertia phase time, for example) representing a dynamic characteristic during a shift from a first gear position to a second gear position. The determination of the constantly open failure is begun after initial variation in the parameter representing the dynamic characteristic during the shift has been eliminated through learning control in which the dynamic characteristic during the shift is caused to approach a target dynamic characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: JATCO Ltd
    Inventors: Fumitaka Nagashima, Hajime Tasaka, Yoshihide Shinso
  • Patent number: 7975716
    Abstract: A puck retaining recess in a plunger of a solenoid valve is formed with a puck retaining lip that is fixed or unified with the plunger. The puck is then radially compressed to fit through a central opening of the retainer lip, and once the puck is pushed past the retainer lip, it is allowed to radially expand within the recess where the puck is retained between a bottom of the recess and the retainer lip. This eliminates many problems that previously occurred with separable retainer lips pressed into position to hold a puck after its insertion into a plunger recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Valve Tech, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Mullally
  • Patent number: 7958722
    Abstract: A valve device includes a control valve for manipulating a communication between a first fluid channel and a second fluid channel. The valve device further includes a pressure sensor for detecting pressure in the first fluid channel. The pressure sensor is provided on a side face defining the first fluid channel. The pressure sensor has a pressure detection face directly opposed to the first fluid channel. The pressure detection face is substantially in parallel with a first axis of the first fluid channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Komiyama, Satoshi Ishigaki, Takahiro Kouzu
  • Patent number: 7886760
    Abstract: An electromagnetic adjustment unit of a directional control valve is provided. The individual components of the adjustment unit are to be embodied, arranged, and joined such that the assembly expenditure and the costs during the production are reduced to a minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Josef Groschel, Christoph Ross
  • Patent number: 7861738
    Abstract: A process for remanufacturing valve bodies, such as fuel injector valve bodies, includes regrinding a valve seat of a salvaged valve body with a grinding apparatus, and linking a center axis of the valve seat with a center axis of a guide bore for a valve which contacts the valve seat. Linking the center axis of the valve seat with the center axis of the bore includes contacting a locating element of the grinding apparatus with a locating surface on an outer diameter of the valve body during regrinding the valve seat. Locating on the outer diameter enables run-out between the axes to be inhibited during regrinding the valve seat based on concentric congruity between the locating surface and the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Francis E. Erbes
  • Patent number: 7802584
    Abstract: A fuel injector comprising a hollow body for housing a metering valve with a calibrated pipe for outlet of the fuel from a control chamber. The calibrated pipe is normally kept closed by a shutter controlled by an electromagnet comprising a magnetic core and an electric coil housed in an annular slot of the core. The coil outer cylindrical surface forms a gap with the annular slot so as to be lapped by the fuel coming out of the calibrated pipe. The coil comprises a bobbin having a pair of appendages for supporting electric supply plugs, which are englobed at least in part in a block of non-magnetic material. The bobbin has a substantially cylindrical rib, one flange adjacent to an end portion of the plugs, and another flange having a smaller diameter that forms a passage for the fuel between the calibrated pipe and the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Mario Ricco, Adriano Gorgoglione, Raffaele Ricco, Sergio Stucchi
  • Publication number: 20100206396
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pre-assembled constructional unit (1) of a fresh air system (2) for an internal combustion engine, especially of a motor vehicle. Said constructional unit comprises an electrical unit (3) having respective coils (5) for a plurality of cylinders of the internal combustion engine for actuating a fuel injection valve, said electrical unit having an electric wiring (6) for actuating the coils (5), a plurality of parallel insertion openings (10) that extend coaxially through the coils (5), and a plastic element (9) that is injection-molded on the coils (5) and the wiring (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: John Ronald Mammarella, John Francis Marentette, James Kenneth Vanderveen, Ki-Ho Lee, Zhouxuan Xia, Stephen Edgar Brackett, Pau M. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20090038690
    Abstract: A solenoid valve has a valve body with an inlet, an outlet and a valve chamber therebetween. A valve member is selectively engagable with the valve chamber for controlling the flow of fluid from the inlet to the outlet. A solenoid assembly is mounted upon the valve member for moving the valve member to control the flow of fluid from the inlet to the outlet. The solenoid assembly includes a solenoid and a frame for holding the solenoid. The solenoid assembly is connected to the valve body such that the frame is rotatable and slidable away from the valve body to permit access to and slidable removal of the solenoid from the valve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Zur, Brian T. Cahill
  • Publication number: 20090032337
    Abstract: An automatic remote grease reservoir filling system is provided for mobile machinery which has an installed automatic grease lubrication system. The filling system allows for an indication of low, prior to empty, reservoir quantity status to an operator station of the mobile machinery, which in turn allows for maintenance refill planning to occur in parallel with continued machine operation. An indication of full reservoir status can be made known remotely in the vicinity of a remote fill point, and other points as desired, distanced physically and or visually from the reservoir. Refill operations can be made remotely at the remote fill point which is distanced physically and or visually from the reservoir. Refill of the reservoir will stop automatically when full capacity is reached, prior to spillage. A replenishment flow can be manually shutoff at the fill point even though external supply flow pressure continues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: David John Scott
  • Publication number: 20080245367
    Abstract: An electrodynamic drive of a compact design is provided, particularly for a respiration system dispensing valve. The electrodynamic drive has a velocity measuring system that is uncoupled from the electrodynamic drive. The velocity measuring system is provided directly above a moving coil system, wherein the velocity measuring system has a short-circuit sleeve (15) for forming a separate magnetic circuit (221).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: DRÄGER MEDICAL AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Karsten HOFFMANN, Ralf LORENZEN
  • Publication number: 20080202597
    Abstract: An explosion-proof diaphragm valve assembly includes a valve body, which comprises a lower casing, a diaphragm mounted in the lower casing, an upper casing that is affixed to the top side of the lower casing with screws and defines an upwardly protruding hollow chamber, and a top cover affixed to the upper casing with screws to close the hollow chamber, and a magnetic valve mounted in the valve body and protected by the top cover and controlled to move the diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: hsi-Chun Chung
  • Publication number: 20080113839
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system that includes a solenoid valve for supplying a prescribed fluid pressure; and a relay valve for selectively switching a destination of the prescribed fluid pressure between a first destination part and a second destination part. The relay valve has an input port supplied with a normally produced fluid pressure and an output port that selectively communicates with the input port. The hydraulic control system further includes a fluid pressure switch, provided in the output port of the relay valve, that is activated when the input port communicates with the output port to allow the normally produced fluid pressure to be supplied to the output port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Nozaki, Hirofumi Ota, Atsushi Honda
  • Patent number: 7214103
    Abstract: A lead frame has slots therein for bayonet type connection to electrical terminals provided on a solenoid valve or group of valves. Projections on the lead frame are disposed between the slots and upon bayonet connection to the terminals closely interfit a web disposed between the terminals on the solenoid. Preferably, support stanchions are provided for the terminals and may be integrally molded with the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Tae-Kyung Kim, Kenneth J. Parker, Charles Chang, Nathan W. Kryglowski, Jeffrey S. Diller, Mark W. Hildebrandt, Thomas R. Hildebrandt, Randy R. Reamsma, Kelly M. Newby
  • Patent number: 7066196
    Abstract: In an assembling structure for assembling a pressure sensor device to a solenoid, the pressure sensor device comprises a pressure sensor and an electromagnetic valve, and the solenoid is electrically connected to an electrical circuit device and has a cylindrical inner space. The pressure sensor device is detachably inserted into the cylindrical inner space of the solenoid. The pressure sensor has a first set of terminals, whereas a second set of terminals is provided to the solenoid, wherein the first set of the terminals is respectively and electrically connected to the second set of the terminals through spring contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 7017885
    Abstract: In the region in which a coil and a connector are provided, the leakage of a fluid to which coil and connector is prevented by a seal member, a passage extending from the seal member to a position in the vicinity of a terminal of the connector is formed. At the time of completion of the production of a solenoid valve assembly, an air-tightness test on the seal member can be conducted directly through the passage, so that the detection of damage to the seal member, the detection of bite into the seal member, the detection of a defect of the seal member and so on can be carried out at the time of completion of the production of the mentioned assembly. Namely, the detection of the sealability of the seal member is rendered possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Hirata, Kazuaki Nagayoshi, Akira Ono, Makoto Hora, Yoshinari Kasagi
  • Patent number: 6955337
    Abstract: A pneumatic module includes an actuator assembly and a manifold. The actuator assembly includes a main body having a bore, an armature, overmolded primary and secondary plates, a coil and a frame. The manifold includes a valve seat, a control port and a supply port. When the actuator is in a de-energized state, the armature is forced against the valve seat by a spring, sealing off the supply port from the control port. When the actuator is in an energized state, current flows through the coil, thereby generating a magnetic field. The magnetic field forces the armature to move toward the primary plate, causing the valve seat becomes unsealed. Once the valve seat is unsealed, fluid flow is permitted between the supply port and the control port. The one end of the armature has an endcap to minimize mechanical noise generated by movement of the armature against the spring. The frame surrounding the actuator assembly has flanges extending from both ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexis C. Weber, Alejandro Moreno
  • Patent number: 6945510
    Abstract: A valve comprising an electromagnetic solenoid assembly, a valve assembly, and a fastening device is provided. The fastening device is configured to removably couple the electromagnetic solenoid assembly to the valve assembly. The fastening device is retained by the electromagnetic solenoid assembly when the electromagnetic solenoid assembly is uncoupled from the valve assembly. The valve assembly may include a valve body having a valve seat surface and a valve element having a seating surface to seat against the valve seat surface. The valve seat surface may include a resilient sealing element and a hard stop element, such that the valve element in a closed, seated position provides a substantially zero leakage valve closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Analex Corporation
    Inventor: Igor N. Dralyuk
  • Patent number: 6917858
    Abstract: Fluid regulation may be achieved by a process performed by a controller. The process may include regulating a first fluid with a fluid-driven fluid regulator, receiving a second fluid, receiving electric power generated using the second fluid, and controlling the fluid regulator with the second fluid. The process may also include determining whether wirelessly sent instructions regarding regulation have been received and, if wirelessly sent instructions regarding regulation have been received, adjusting control of the fluid regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry W. Boger
  • Patent number: 6899123
    Abstract: A valve assembly, in particular for a hydraulic vehicle brake system with traction control, having at least one, preferably electromagnetically actuatable valve, which receives valve components in a valve housing and is retained by fastening means by nonpositive and/or positive engagement in a receiving bore of a valve block. The valve block, at least in the region of the receiving bore, comprises thermoplastic, and the fastening means have at least one retracted region on the radially outer circumference of the valve housing or of a valve holder that retains the valve housing in the receiving bore, into which region plastic rendered molten by heating and ensuing insertion of the valve and/or of the valve holder into the receiving bore can flow, and after cooling of the thermally deformed plastic a positive-engagement connection can develop between the valve housing and the receiving bore or the valve holder and the receiving bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Guenter Wolff
  • Patent number: 6840265
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for making contact between a solenoid and an electronic control unit arranged neighboring a valve block, wherein the solenoid projects away from a side wall of the valve block by a magnetic coil and a magnetic core, contact elements being arranged in an end face region of the solenoid facing towards the valve block in such a way that the contact elements can be directly electrically connected to corresponding contact elements arranged on a wall of the electronic control unit or of the valve block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: CLAAS Industrietechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Thorsten Wojciechowski
  • Patent number: 6840273
    Abstract: In a manifold valve, a magnet is mounted to a spool of a solenoid valve, magnetometric sensors and connecting pins to be brought into continuity with the respective magnetometric sensors are provided in a first recessed portion formed in a casing, a sensor connector in a second recessed portion and a main wiring substrate connected to the sensor connector in a substrate housing chamber are provided to a manifold base, and the connecting pins are connected to the sensor connector to thereby electrically connect the magnetometric sensors to the main wiring substrate when the solenoid valve is mounted onto the manifold base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Miyazoe, Makoto Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6834662
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and method are provided for irrigation systems such as automated sprinkler systems. A pre-assembled housing or valve box includes an inlet for receiving water and one or more outlets for distribution of water to other components in the irrigation system, and also includes manifolding and power and valve means for selectively controlling the flow of water from the outlets. Many of the manifold components are integrally molded with each other and provided in modular form so that the system can be relatively compact and can be customized into a variety of configurations. The manifold can consist of or include integrally formed or interconnected valve bases. The electrical power system includes a main terminal box with power lines leading to connectors adjacent each outlet, so that solenoid valves may be readily connected thereto and replaced as necessary. O-rings, non-conducting gel, and similar mechanisms are provided to ensure the water-tightness of the electrical connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Olson Irrigation Systems
    Inventors: Donald O. Olson, Gerald Peterson, Aaron De Laby
  • Patent number: 6834667
    Abstract: In a fuel injection valve, an adjustment pipe made of stainless steel and for adjusting a compression amount of a spring biasing a valve member is press-fitted into a cylindrical housing made of stainless steel, and a fuel injection amount is adjusted by adjusting a spring force of the spring in accordance with a press-fitted amount of the adjustment pipe. The adjustment pipe is immersed in an oxalic acid solution so that an oxalate film is formed thereon before being press-fitted into the cylindrical housing. Therefore, the oxalate film prevents a direct press-contact between an outer peripheral surface of the adjustment pipe and an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Sadao Sumiya, Hiroatsu Yamada
  • Patent number: 6820650
    Abstract: A solenoid valve has an electromagnet subassembly and a pneumatic switching subassembly. A valve plug is mechanically associated with the electromagnet subassembly, the pneumatic switching subassembly includes a body enclosing the valve plug trapped between two sealing seating facing each other. The movement of the valve plug is controlled firstly by a spring located in a mobile core of the electromagnet subassembly through a pusher, and secondly by a means that forces the valve plug into contact on the upper seating of the pneumatic switching subassembly when the electromagnet is energized. The electromagnetic subassembly has four cylindrical pins at its assembly plane on the pneumatic switching subassembly, each cylindrical pin being provided with a transverse cavity formed on the generating line of the pin and terminating with a frustum of a sphere. The pneumatic switching subassembly includes four cylindrical cavities as its assembly plane with the electromagnet subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: ASCO Joucomatic
    Inventors: Daniel Solet, Bernard Courpron, Richard Vandamme