With U-shaped Inlet Pipe Having Terminal Valve Patents (Class 137/440)
  • Patent number: 4781210
    Abstract: A replacement inlet valve assembly for use in a toilet tank now having an inlet valve with a water inlet on the side. This invention has a ballcock-operated inlet flush valve with a bottom inlet and a generally S-shaped inlet conduit rigidly attached to the inlet valve so that they can be handled as a unit. The inlet conduit has a first vertical leg offset laterally from the valve and adapted to extend up through a chamber separate from the toilet tank's water chamber, a second vertical leg extending down from the bottom inlet on the valve, and a serpentine segment extending from the upper end of the first vertical leg to the lower end of the second vertical leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Inventor: James E. Leonard
  • Patent number: 4428208
    Abstract: An oil control system and regulator for controlling the oil level in the crankcase of one or more refrigeration compressors or the like are disclosed. The regulator comprises a shell and end cap closures defining a closed chamber for containing the oil. An inlet extends through one of the end cap closures and includes a float controlled valve for admitting liquid to the chamber as necessary to maintain the oil level in the chamber and compressor crankcases and also includes a piston which is movable up and down to adjust the float and the oil level in the regulator chamber. A threaded adjusting pin extends through the end cap closure and into the chamber and threads on the adjusting pin are threaded through a coupling bracket which couples the pin with the piston to move the piston, float and valve for adjusting the oil level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1984
    Assignee: AC&R Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Krause