Integral Resilient Member Forms Plural Valves Patents (Class 137/512.15)
  • Patent number: 10683860
    Abstract: A piston compressor valve including a valve seat having a plurality of through openings including a closing element which is rotatable about an axis of rotation (D) for opening and closing the through openings and having an actuating drive for rotating the closing element, wherein the valve seat has an end face into which the through openings lead, wherein the closing element is movably connected to the actuating drive in the running direction of the axis of rotation (D), such that the closing element is both rotatable about the axis of rotation (D) and also movable in the running direction of the axis of rotation (D) relative to the end face, and having a sensor for detecting a condition variable (E) of the piston compressor valve, and having a control device which activates the actuating drive as a function of the condition variable (E).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Alexandre Voser
  • Patent number: 10663084
    Abstract: A pressure relief valve includes a housing including an air passage chamber defining an airflow passage and a membrane flap secured within the air passage chamber. The membrane flap covers the airflow passage in a closed position. A portion of the membrane flap is configured to move off the airflow passage into an open position. A flap motion dampener is proximate to the airflow passage. The flap motion dampener is configured to control motion of the membrane flap as the membrane flap seats over the airflow passage in order to dampen noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Raymond Markie, John Elmer Carey
  • Patent number: 10618226
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a body component (1) for a motor vehicle (2), said body component (1) being made of a main body (3), formed from a batt that is embedded in a plastics matrix, and comprising at least one air-removal device (4), in particular for removing air from an interior (5) of the motor vehicle (2). The air-removal device (4) comprises at least one ventilation opening (7) that can be reversibly sealed by means of at least one ventilation flap element (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: EuWe Eugen Wexler Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Matthias Wolfgang Wexler
  • Patent number: 10605322
    Abstract: A hydraulic mount for a vehicle includes: a core bush coupled to a bolt; a main rubber formed on an outer surface of the core bush; an orifice portion coupled to a lower portion of the main rubber so as to divide an upper fluid chamber and a lower fluid chamber, the orifice portion including a lower plate and an upper plate; and a membrane mounted between the lower plate and the upper plate. A fluid path is formed on an upper surface portion of the lower plate, a lower inlet and outlet port is formed on a predetermined position of the fluid path, an upper inlet and outlet port communicating with the fluid path is formed on the upper plate, a concave groove portion and a fixing end are repeatedly and uniformly formed along a circumference of the upper plate so as to cover the fluid path on the lower plate and be coupled thereto, and the membrane is exposed through the concave groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Yong Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 10598169
    Abstract: A fluid transportation device includes a valve body, a valve membrane, a valve chamber seat, an actuator and an outer sleeve. The valve body includes an inlet passage and an outlet passage. The valve chamber seat includes an inlet valve channel, an outlet valve channel and a pressure chamber. The pressure chamber is in communication with the inlet valve channel and the outlet valve channel. The valve membrane is arranged between the valve body and the valve chamber seat. The valve membrane includes two valve plates. The inlet valve channel and the outlet valve channel are closed by the two valve plates. The pressure chamber is covered by the actuator. The outer sleeve has an accommodation space. A ring-shaped protrusion structure is formed on the inner wall of the outer sleeve. Moreover, plural engaging structures are discretely arranged on a periphery of the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Shou-Hung Chen, Shih-Chang Chen, Hung-Hsin Liao, Chi-Feng Huang, Chang-Yen Tsai
  • Patent number: 10590826
    Abstract: There is provided a secondary air introduction device configured to introduce air into an exhaust port provided in a cylinder head of an engine by using a negative pressure in the exhaust port. A back-flow restriction member is provided between a reed valve and the exhaust port in an air introduction passage, and includes a plate part intersecting with an extension direction of the air introduction passage. The plate part has an air passing region in which the air flowing through the air introduction passage from an air intake unit toward the exhaust port is enabled to pass therethrough and a back-flow cutoff region in which exhaust air, which flows in a direction of directly colliding with at least a valve body of the reed valve, of exhaust air flowing back through the air introduction passage from the exhaust port is cut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Tanaka, Yoshikatsu Akita
  • Patent number: 10591085
    Abstract: A one-way valve is provided. The one-way valve includes a base having a first ring wall including a first aperture disposed therethrough. The base further includes a second ring wall coaxial with the first ring wall. The second ring wall includes a second aperture disposed therethrough and angularly offset from the first aperture. The base further includes a central arching surface. The one-way valve includes a diaphragm disposed on the central arching surface. The one-way valve further includes a cover secured to the base and defining an annular skirt region. The one-way valve further includes a seal disposed in the annular skirt region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Arnold Lammers, Ahthavan Raja Sureshkumar, Tyler James-Ray Kaldobsky, Robert Joseph Bartz, Douglas G Hughes
  • Patent number: 10532849
    Abstract: A refill bottle, such as a laundry refill bottle, is disclosed that can be used with a consumer refill station to reuse the bottle over and over. The refill bottle includes automatic flow control valves, that allow the bottle to be filled, handled, dispensed from, and refilled innumerable times without a cap. The elimination of a cap alleviates the manufacturer and consumer of the tasks of installing, loosening, tightening, removing, and reinstalling or replacing the cap. The refillable bottle uses flow control valves, specifically an automatic filling valve, an automatic pressure vent valve, a manual/automatic dispensing valve, and an automatic vacuum vent valve. The refill bottle enables liquid and air to be exchanged during filling, handling, dispensing, and refilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: C. H. &I. Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Levenstein, Eric A. Williams
  • Patent number: 10527031
    Abstract: An improved air compressor includes a cylinder fitted with a piston body, a main frame for mounting a motor, and an air storage container. The cylinder defines a plurality of exit holes regulated by a control mechanism including a resilient sheet having a root and a plurality branches corresponding to the exit holes. The root and branches of the resilient sheet are individually attached to a top wall of the cylinder at separate points, so that each of the branches can be individually moved by the compressed air produced in the cylinder to open or close the corresponding exit hole without affecting movements of the other branches, so that the piston body can conduct reciprocating motion more smoothly, and thus the performance of the air compressor can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Wen-San Chou
  • Patent number: 10519941
    Abstract: Provided is a flow control apparatus including a flow passage having a tube pump placed therein, a flow meter placed downstream of the tube pump in the flow direction, the flow meter measuring a flow rate of liquid passing the flow passage, and a flow controller controlling a liquid output of the tube pump so that the flow rate measured by the flow meter matches a target flow rate. The flow passage includes a straight tubular second flow passage that is flexible to be elastically deformed by the pressure of the liquid, the second flow passage being placed downstream of the tube pump in the flow direction, and a third flow passage at which a cross-sectional flow area of the flow passage in a plane orthogonal to the flow direction is smallest, the third flow passage being placed downstream of the second flow passage in the flow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Surpass Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10512737
    Abstract: An inhalation device (1) comprising a compressor (2), an aerosol generator (3) and a pressure relief valve (4), wherein the compressor (2) is configured to provide a compressed gas for the aerosol generator (3) and the pressure relief valve (4) is configured to limit a pressure in the inhalation device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: PARI GmbH Spezialisten für effektive Inhalation
    Inventor: Christian Seidl
  • Patent number: 10435078
    Abstract: A system for controlling airflow through a syphon tube associated with a vehicle cowl airbox disposed within an engine compartment associated with a vehicle may include a drain valve disposed on one of a first open end and a second open end associated with a hollow tubular portion of the syphon tube. The drain valve may include a connecting portion configured to be received by a portion of a first passageway defined by a divider extending between the first open end and the second open end. The drain valve may further include a flap attached to the connecting portion, the flap configured to, in response to the vehicle cowl airbox being drained through a second passageway defined by the divider, allow air to flow through the first passageway and, in response to a negative pressure within the vehicle cowl airbox, prevent air from being drawn into the syphon tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Greggs
  • Patent number: 10408512
    Abstract: A valve in receiver (VIR) for a climate control system includes a receiver drier shell having an outer surface and an inner surface defining an interior portion having an opening. A drier housing is disposed in the receiver drier shell and a molded desiccant is disposed internal to the drier housing. The molded desiccant is configured to form a restrictive fluid flow passage along an interior surface of the drier housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: James Resutek, Jeffrey A Bozeman
  • Patent number: 10359036
    Abstract: A fluid transportation device includes a valve cover, a valve body, a valve membrane and a valve chamber seat. The valve cover has two openings. The valve body includes an inlet passage and an outlet passage. The valve membrane is arranged between the valve body and the valve chamber seat, having two valve plates respectively close an inlet valve channel and an outlet valve channel of the valve chamber seat. The valve chamber seat forms a pressure chamber which is sealed and covered by an actuator. The valve cover is sleeved on the valve body and tightly fitted to the inner wall of an outer sleeve to assemble the device, in which a first gasket is disposed between the valve body and the valve membrane, and a second gasket is disposed between the valve membrane and the valve chamber, by which sealing effect is improved and backflow is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Shou-Hung Chen, Shih-Chang Chen, Jia-Yu Liao, Mei-Yen Chen, Hsuan-Kai Chen, Yung-Lung Han, Chi-Feng Huang
  • Patent number: 10337629
    Abstract: A check valve with a a housing having an inlet connected to an outlet. A stop and a membrane are disposed in the housing. The membrane is movable and bendable to control fluid flow between the inlet and the outlet. The stop may be an elongated extension about which the membrane may bend along a line or a curve such that the extension lies between overlapping sections of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Eagle Actuator Components GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Heinrich, Michael Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10267307
    Abstract: An air pump is provided. An air pump includes an upper cover, a valve seat, a spacer, an air intake one-way valve and a piston assembly. The upper cover has an air outlet. The valve seat is disposed on a bottom of the upper cover. The spacer is disposed between the valve seat and the upper cover and has an air intake chamber and an air outtake chamber. The air intake chamber has an air intake passage communicated therewith, and the air outtake chamber having an air outtake passage communicated therewith. The spacer has a valve clack, so that air flows in a one-way direction from bottom to top. The air intake one-way valve is disposed and movable in the air intake passage so as to make the air flow in the one-way direction from top to bottom. The piston assembly is disposed under the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Kunlin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10246870
    Abstract: A construction venting strip to be placed at the interfaces between framing members that enclose a space. The strip acts as a conduit for the passage of air across it; prevents water from pooling on the surface of underlying framing members; seals penetrations passing through the strip and into the underlying framing members; acts as a thermal break; and may be used as a furring or shim strip. It is a linear strip of polymer with a side locating flange and a waterproof, self-sealing strip in its bottom face, The top face of the strip base has spaced pads extending therefrom with air passage channels there between. The air passage channels are configured for angular cut lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Philip J Busby
  • Patent number: 10247208
    Abstract: A speed controller capable of controlling an action speed of an external cylinder in one stroke in a step-wise manner. The speed controller includes a first flow path and a second flow path that allow a first port and a second port to be in communication with each other. The first flow path is provided with a first check valve for allowing flow from the first port to the second port. The second flow path is provided with a first needle valve, and an opening hole of the first check valve is constituted as a part of a flow path. The first needle valve adjusts the flow rate by changing an opening area of the opening hole with a tip portion fixed on a piston in the cylinder chamber. The speed controller further includes a third flow path allowing the first port and the cylinder chamber to be in communication with each other. The third flow path is provided with a second check valve for allowing flow from the first port to the cylinder chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Tomio Hama
  • Patent number: 10221760
    Abstract: The invention relates to a check valve for a connecting rod for a variable compression internal combustion engine including at least one hydraulic chamber, the check valve including a valve body with a fluid path that is openable and closable by at least one closure element, wherein the at least one closure element is provided as an annular band. The invention also relates to a connecting rod for a variable compression internal combustion engine including a least one hydraulic chamber that is connectable by the at least one check valve with a bearing shell or a supply connection of the connecting rod or another hydraulic chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ECO Holding 1 GmbH
    Inventors: Bastian Eckrich, Dietmar Schulze
  • Patent number: 10174851
    Abstract: A check structure of a control valve base is provided, including a valve body, two seat bodies and two check members. Each seat body is assembled to the valve body, each check member is received in the seat body, each check member includes a blocking portion which is flexible, the blocking portion has a base portion and a side portion, and the side portion is obliquely connected to the base portion. When a water flow flows forward, the blocking portion and the seat body have a gap therebetween for the water flow to pass therethrough; and when the water flow flows reversely, the blocking portion contact the seat body tightly to block the water flow from flowing reversely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Tsai-Chen Yang
  • Patent number: 10146234
    Abstract: A thermostatic valve, which includes a main body portion, a cavity formed as part of a main body portion, and an inner wall integrally formed with the main body portion adjacent the cavity. A circumferential flange is integrally formed with the inner wall, such that the circumferential flange surrounds a valve cavity. A valve member is attached to the inner wall disposed in the valve cavity, and a flow aperture is formed as part of the inner wall. Fluid flows through the flow aperture into the valve cavity, and when the pressure in the valve cavity is above a predetermined value, the valve member contacts the inner wall, preventing fluid from flowing through the flow aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Powers, Erin Beemer, John Wattai
  • Patent number: 9901444
    Abstract: Prosthetic valve embodiments are described herein that include a frame and a valve member mounted within the frame. The valve members can have a plurality of leaflets that are affixed to one another along their inflow edges, with articulating edges projecting from the inflow edges in the outflow direction. In an open configuration, the articulating edges can be collapsed radially inward by the forward flow of blood through the prosthetic valve, thereby creating a plurality of discrete flow areas between the frame and the inflow edges of the leaflets. In a closed configuration, the leaflets can be pushed radially outward by the reverse flow of blood, thereby closing the plurality of discrete flow areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michael G. Valdez, Tram Ngoc Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9890864
    Abstract: A check valve comprises a valve body defining a valve opening and a pair of valve elements mounted so as to be movable from a closed position in which they close the valve opening to prevent fluid flow through the opening to an open position in which they permit fluid flow through the opening. The valve further comprises a one piece bridge element having first and second end portions mounted to the valve housing on opposite sides of the valve opening and an intermediate portion extending between the end portions. The intermediate portion acts as a stop for the valve elements in their open position. A shaft mounting the valve elements for pivotal movement between their open and closed positions, is supported in the end portions of the bridge element. Fasteners for attaching the bridge element to the valve housing overlap the ends of the valve shaft thereby retaining it in the bridge element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Zbigniew Minta
  • Patent number: 9855461
    Abstract: An oxygen trainer assembly for use in athletic activities to increase inspiratory muscular endurance includes a mouthpiece having a mouthpiece opening, a circulation chamber housing having a circulation chamber in fluid communication with the mouthpiece opening, a first endcap having a first endcap aperture, and a second endcap having a second endcap opening in fluid communication with the circulation chamber housing. The oxygen trainer assembly further includes a first endcap insert disposable in the first endcap operative to control the level of air resistance in the assembly during inhalation and exhalation and a one-way valve disposable in the second endcap sized and configured to allow the flow of air away from the circulation chamber during exhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BAS RUTTEN, LLC
    Inventor: Bas Rutten
  • Patent number: 9849754
    Abstract: An air extractor grill for a vehicle may include a housing fixedly mounted at a portion on the vehicle separating inside and outside spaces of the vehicle and provided with through holes having a plurality of grills, an outer cover coupled with one surface of an outside of the housing and having an opened inner space provided with a plurality of outer barrier ribs, and a plurality of valves including upper portions fitted between the housing and the outer cover to be closely disposed to the housing to seal the through holes when the outer cover is connected with the housing, the plurality of valves being operated to open the through holes while lower portions of the plurality of valves rotate toward the outer cover based on the fixed upper portions when air inside the vehicle needs to be discharged to the outside of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, KIA MOTORS CORP.
    Inventors: Eung Young Kim, Byeong Moo Jang, Jun Mo Ku
  • Patent number: 9808746
    Abstract: A filter device has a filter element (37) in a filter housing having a connection unit (29) forming a fluid connection to the filter element (37). The connection unit (29) feeds fluid to be purified to the dirty side (41) of the filter element (37) and is a component of the element receiver mounting the filter element (37) in the functioning position. The connection unit (29) is a component of the filter housing. The valve arrangement (61; 67, 69) is movable such that by removing the filter element (37) from the filter housing, the valve arrangement (61; 67, 69) closes and by insertion of the filter element (37) into the filter housing, the valve arrangement (61; 67, 69) opens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Ralf Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9808657
    Abstract: A directional valve includes a fixing lug (13), which is arranged eccentrically to a valve membrane (16) and is arranged at a valve housing (15). The dimensions of the fixing lug (13) are selected for fixing the valve membrane (16) relative to the sealing surface (2) of valve seat (1). The size of the eccentric offset (x) is in a range between 8% and 15% of the axis length (D) of the greatest longitudinal extension of valve membrane (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Michael Rosert, Dennis Leske, Harald Heyer, Thomas Pancur
  • Patent number: 9789300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a valve device comprising an elastic valve insert and a reception means for the valve insert. It further relates to a valve insert, an external functional means and a treatment apparatus, as well as a manufacturing method and methods in which the valve device of the invention may be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 9777857
    Abstract: A flow control valve includes a valve body, a control member and a cover. The valve body has a receiving space, a resting face, a stepped face, a positioning groove and a plurality of water outlet holes. The control member is provided with an elastic portion, a sealing portion and an abutting face. When a flow pressure of the fluid is under a normal condition, the elastic portion of the control member is contracted inward, so that the abutting face of the control member is disposed at an open state. When the flow pressure of the fluid is under an abnormal condition, the elastic portion is expanded outward and abuts the stepped face of the valve body, so that the abutting face of the control member abuts the resting face of the valve body, to seal the water outlet holes of the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Pao-Tang Chen, Hung-Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 9768593
    Abstract: Electrical enclosure including circuit breaker, exterior panels defining a volume, wall separating compartments defined in the volume, and cooling channel component. Cooling channel component includes first plate coupled to wall. First plate includes first end and a second opposite end coupled to wall, the first plate covering an opening defined in wall and having a first aperture defined therethrough, first aperture having a first shape and a first orientation. Cooling channel component also includes electrically conductive second plate coupled to first plate and having a first end coupled to first plate first end and a second opposite end coupled to first plate second end, the second plate having at least one second aperture defined therethrough, the second aperture having a second shape and a second orientation, where a hollow cavity is defined between the first and second plates, and where the first and second apertures are arranged in a non-overlapping configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Samir Rajauria, Ayyappa Reddy Jakkireddy, Guru Moorthy Kurra, Lenin Pokkula
  • Patent number: 9677677
    Abstract: The valve includes a body, a seat and a flexible membrane capable of being urged against the seat, while plugging passage ports of this seat. The passage ports have each an oblong shape and are arranged with their greatest dimensions oriented along radial directions of the seat. Applications: check valve or flow control valve for gaseous fluids, in particular in the automotive field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MGI COUTIER
    Inventor: Marco Martino Spanevello
  • Patent number: 9664302
    Abstract: A flow rate control device includes a needle valve mounted within a body section and is configured such that the needle valve is advanced and retracted within the body section by the rotation of a handle, thereby adjusting the flow rate of fluid flowing between a first port and a second port. The handle is surrounded by a cover to prevent a change in the adjusted flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Kenji Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9592857
    Abstract: A closing plug for an opening in a body structure of an automobile, wherein the closing plug closes the opening against a passage of fluid and/or gas up to a limit pressure which acts on the closing plug, and allows a passage of fluid and/or gas above the limit pressure, characterized in that the closing plug comprises a base body consisting of a first plastic material, which has a holding section with holding means for holding the closing plug in the opening and a plate-shaped head section provided on one end of the holding section with at least one opening and that the closing plug comprises a sealing body of a second plastic material molded onto the base body in a plastic injection molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Frank Eckstein
  • Patent number: 9587528
    Abstract: A hydraulic valve, in particular for a cam phaser of a cam shaft, the hydraulic valve including a supply connection with a check valve for supplying a hydraulic fluid; at least one first operating connection and a second operating connection; at least one first tank outlet and a second tank outlet for draining the hydraulic fluid; a piston that is moveable in a bore hole along a longitudinal direction of the bore hole for distributing the hydraulic fluid from the supply connection to the first operating connection and/or the second operating connection and for conducting the hydraulic fluid from the first operating connection to the second operating connection and from the first operating connection to the first tank outlet and/or from the second operating connection to the second tank outlet; and a sleeve that is arranged in the piston moveable relative to the piston in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hilite Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Kaufmann, Dietmar Schulze
  • Patent number: 9486884
    Abstract: An assembly for limiting excess flow includes a seat that provides a sealing surface and a diaphragm that is coupled to the seat. The diaphragm includes a seal portion and at least one leg extending between the seal portion and the seat. The seal portion is spaced apart from the sealing surface during normal flow conditions and is in engagement with the sealing surface when a predetermined flow condition is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Brasscraft Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Jesus R. Dominguez, Joseph P. Schutte, David C. Tisch, Ronald D. Green, Timothy D. Mulligan
  • Patent number: 9358707
    Abstract: A device for locating a first aerospace component relative to a second aerospace component, comprising a bladder with a flexible membrane which defines a fluid receiving space such that, when a hardenable hydraulic fluid is injected into the bladder, said membrane is urged to deform into abutment with said first and second aerospace components to locate said components relative to each other when the hydraulic fluid hardens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventor: Simon John Parker
  • Patent number: 9194728
    Abstract: Method and apparatuses for adjusting the dimensions of the opening of a hood of an air flow measuring device using flaps is provides. Flaps of various configurations and dimensions can be used to adjust the opening of hood to have numerous dimensions at various locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Pius Ileogben
  • Patent number: 9122277
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flow regulator, especially for insertion into a jet regulator in an outlet fixture, comprising an insertion member that is penetrated by at least one flow duct in an axial direction as well as a throttle element which forms a control gap along with the insertion member in order to allow a fluid to penetrate into the at least one flow duct. The aim of the invention is to create a flow regulator which allows for significantly greater durability during use while offering maximum ease of operation when fluid is discharged. Said aim is achieved by a flow regulator in which the throttle element is embodied as a dimensionally stable throttle cap that is supported in relation to the insertion member via an elastic spring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventor: Christof Ruhnke
  • Patent number: 9115610
    Abstract: A variable engine valve timing control system has a cam phase actuator, with first and second actuator ports, to adjust a rotational phase of a camshaft relative to a crankshaft. A first control valve selectively couples the first actuator port to either an engine oil pump or a first valve port. A second control valve selectively couples the second actuator port to either the engine oil pump or a second valve port. Separate check valves prevent oil flow backwards through the first and second control valves from the cam phase actuator to the engine oil pump. In one implementation, the first valve port and second valve port are connected to a fluid reservoir. In another implementation, the first valve port is connected by another check valve to the second actuator port, and the second valve port is connected by a further check valve to the first actuator port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventors: Allen Tewes, Austin Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9074694
    Abstract: A control device for hydraulic media with a control valve, in particular, a proportional valve that has a sleeve housing provided with radial openings, wherein at least one pressurized flow feed line, at least one control line, and at least one return line are connected to the openings, and the opening for the pressurized flow feed line is connected to a ring-shaped groove, with a control slide that has control edges and is supported in the sleeve housing so that it can move in the axial direction and is actuated by an electromagnetically constructed control unit, advantageously for controlling a phase adjustment device for the variable adjustment of the control times of gas exchange valves of a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine. A non-return valve is installed in the pressurized flow feed line or in the ring-shaped groove that is arranged in the sleeve housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Hoppe, Stefan Konias
  • Patent number: 8997781
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuum pump, in particular a vane pump, having a pump housing in which an intake chamber is provided, and a pump housing opening which feeds into the intake chamber, wherein an intake check valve is arranged in the pump housing opening and communicates with the atmosphere or feeds into an external vacuum chamber, with the intake check valve being accommodated in a pot-shaped valve housing, and with the pot-shaped valve housing having a housing bottom and a housing jacket, wherein the housing bottom is connectable to the housing jacket and the housing bottom can be snapped onto the housing jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Joma-Polytec GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Ott, Willi Schneider, Torsten Helle
  • Patent number: 8967189
    Abstract: The hollow valve plate 1 of a piston compressor for liquid-cooled reed valves comprises a single half-shell 3 with cooling channels 4 which are open on the cylinder side, which said half-shell is covered by a reed plate 2 which is preferably welded or glued at least along the cooling channels 4 and has in the area of the suction openings 5 in each case one suction reed 6 which is machined out and is integrally connected on one side. Production and assembly are thereby simplified and the clearance is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hoerbiger Kompressortechnik Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Cesak, Olaf Bielmeier
  • Patent number: 8959896
    Abstract: A reed valve is adapted to be fixed to a fixing member. The reed valve includes a valve plate and a resiliently deformable reed. The valve plate is fixed to the fixing member and includes a frame part and a supporting column. The frame part has an opening inward of the frame part. The opening passes through the frame part in a thickness direction of the valve plate. The supporting column is disposed across an inside of the opening. The reed is configured to open or close the opening. The frame part includes a frame seating surface with which the reed is engaged. The supporting column includes a column seating surface with which the reed is engaged. The column seating surface is recessed relative to the frame seating surface in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Etsugou Yanagida
  • Patent number: 8950432
    Abstract: The hollow valve plate (1) of a piston compressor includes a single half-shell (3) with cooling channels (4, 5) that are open toward the side of the pressure valves (8), with said half-shell being covered by a reed plate 2 that is preferably welded or glued at least along the cooling channels (4, 5), and that is formed as a lift-stop (9) for the inserted closing plates (10) in the area or the pressure valves (8). This results in a simplification of the production and assembly of such valve plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hoerbiger Kompressortechnik Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Cesak, Olaf Bielmeier
  • Patent number: 8899382
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an oil supply valve assembly of a linear compressor including a shell, the oil being stored at the lower portion of the shell, a cylinder disposed in the shell, a piston disposed in the cylinder, a main body frame to which the cylinder is fixed, and a linear motor connected to the piston, for driving the piston, comprising: a passage formed in the main body frame, for supplying the oil to a gap between the cylinder and the piston; an oil valve being coupled to the main body frame to communicate with the passage, and including an oil suction valve and an oil discharge valve; and an oil cover coupled to overlap with the oil valve and communicate with the passage of the main body frame. By this configuration, the manufacturing process of the oil supply valve assembly is simplified and mis-assembly of the components is prevented by reducing the number of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoung-Seok Kang, Yangjun Kang, Min-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 8858452
    Abstract: A check valve structure has a first space and a second space. The check valve structure is configured to allow a flow of a fluid from the first space to the second space and to inhibit flow of the fluid from the second space to the first space. The check valve structure has a partition wall arranged between the first space and the second space and provided with a communication hole providing communication between the first space and the second space, an elastic film body for covering the side of the second space of the communication hole so as to prevent a reverse flow of the fluid, an elastic member having a wall portion surrounding the communication hole for holding the elastic film body, and a nipping member for nipping the elastic member with the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sano
  • Patent number: 8857463
    Abstract: A sensor system is provided for pressure vessels. In one embodiment, a compressor directs compressed air into a purification chamber for removing carbon monoxide from the air. A sensor system housing is fastened to an opening on the purification chamber. The sensor housing provides an electrochemical sensor driven by an independent power supply and an electronic processor for receiving a signal from the electrochemical sensor. If the carbon monoxide in the purification chamber reaches a predetermined level, the electronic processor is programmed to initiate a shutdown of the compressor utilizing a relay cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James B. Carruth, James I. Fulton, Christopher B. Bottomy, Thomas M. Hosea, Marshal J. Black
  • Patent number: 8794265
    Abstract: A damping valve arrangement for a vibration damper includes a damping valve body, which has at least one through-flow opening for the damping medium, and at least one valve disk which at least partly covers the through-flow openings under the influence of a closing force. The damping valve arrangement includes at least one spring element which has at least one supporting portion axially supported at another structural component part of the damping valve arrangement, and at least one spring portion disposed at a distance from the supporting portion and which introduces a spring force into the valve disk at least indirectly, wherein the spring force of the spring element is directed counter to the closing force acting on the valve disk, and wherein the spring force of the spring element is less than the closing force of the valve disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Günther Handke, Klaus Lieblein, Thomas Frank
  • Patent number: 8776831
    Abstract: A check valve (10), including a valve membrane (12), which includes an umbrella-like closing body (14), which in a closed position abuts a housing body (5) in such a way that the closing body prevents the passage of a medium through passage holes (26) provided in the valve body (16), the closing body lifting off the housing body in an open position in order to allow a medium to pass through the passage holes. In the open position and/or closed position the closing element is clamped between the valve body and the housing body at least at one point (31, 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Magna Powertrain Hueckeswagen GmbH
    Inventors: Noriyki Otsuka, Marcel Walder, Marek Raczko, Alexander Freiburg
  • Patent number: 8763633
    Abstract: A valve for controlling the flow of fluid having first (16) and second (14) plates with offsetting apertures and a sidewall (12) disposed between the plates around the perimeter of the plates to form a cavity (15) in fluid communication with the apertures is disclosed. The valve further comprises a flap (17) disposed and moveable between the first and second plates and having apertures (22) substantially offset from the apertures (20) of one plate (16) and substantially aligned with the apertures (18) of the other plate (14). The flap is motivated between the two plates in response to a change in direction of the differential pressure of fluid across the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Technology Partnership PLC
    Inventors: Justin Rorke Buckland, James Edward McCrone, Stuart Andrew Hatfield