With Mechanical Movement Between Actuator And Valve Patents (Class 137/315.35)
  • Patent number: 9453537
    Abstract: A coupler pin couples an output sleeve of rotary unit to an input member of a rotary sensor with interference fits. The coupler pin has a first part and a second part. A key groove is formed in an inner surface of a coupling bore in the output sleeve. The first part is received by the coupling bore, and the first part has a key member which is received by the key groove. The second part has a key slot formed therein. The input member has a key. The key has a slip fit with a first part of the key slot and has an interference fit with a second part of the key slot. The key projects inwardly from a wall of a coupling bore in the input member. The second part is divided into a plurality of sections by axially extending cross-cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Zachary T. Flatley, Nathan J. Horstman, Brian J. Althoff, James Luong, Stephan E. Bohner
  • Publication number: 20110114199
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for locating an actuator in a predetermined position relative to a valve at least partially controlled by the actuator. The mounting bracket includes a body element and three or more arms attached to the body element. Each arm extends between an inner end attached to the body element and an outer end distal to the body element, the outer ends of said at least three arms being positioned to define a plane on which the actuator is locatable, to maintain the actuator in the predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas M. Gosling, Alesandro Rosada
  • Publication number: 20100024894
    Abstract: A fluid circuit breaker includes a plurality of petals and a bias system attached to the plurality of petals to maintain the plurality of petals at a closed unobstructed flow condition below a predetermined flow velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Richard A. Himmelmann, Joshua Boek