Valve Seat Formed On Or Carried By A Coupling Element Patents (Class 137/515.5)
  • Patent number: 10704815
    Abstract: An air conditioning service system includes an oil receptacle configured to store an oil, a solenoid valve configured to selectively allow the oil to flow from the oil receptacle into an oil injection line, a coupling port in fluid communication with the oil receptacle through the oil injection line when the solenoid valve is in an open condition, and a flow control valve with an inlet and an outlet. The inlet is in fluid communication with the oil receptacle when the solenoid valve is in the open condition, and the outlet in fluid communication with the oil injection line when the solenoid valve is in the open condition. The flow control valve is configured such that, for a given pressure difference between the inlet and the outlet, the oil flows from through the flow control valve at a flow rate that is independent of a viscosity of the oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dylan M. Lundberg, Mark W. McMasters
  • Patent number: 10597284
    Abstract: A non-pressure valve is provided, and includes a tubular housing having an inlet and an outlet. The tubular housing forms a fluid flow path. The non-pressure valve also includes a sliding sleeve coupled with the outlet, a spring disposed between the sliding sleeve and the tubular housing, and a flow-through mount disposed within the tubular housing adjacent the sliding sleeve. The flow-through mount is coupled with a bulb. The bulb is configured to engage the sliding sleeve and impede the flow of fuel. The non-pressure valve also includes a hose fluidly coupling the non-pressure valve with a remote fuel vent. The flow-through mount may include a plurality of bypass openings positioned in the fluid flow path and configured to divert a portion of the fuel flow through a hose to the remote fuel vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Flomax International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Paul Ballard, Carl Paul Ballard, John Trent Kendrick
  • Patent number: 10550948
    Abstract: A discharge valve for a hydraulic pump of a hydraulic unit defines a valve port, and includes a valve body and a receiving element. The valve body is configured to seal off the valve port. The receiving element adjoins the valve port, and defines a cavity configured to receive the valve body. The cavity has a longitudinal axis and an inner wall with a radially outwardly oriented pocket configured to receive the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Haeusser, Rolf Stotz
  • Patent number: 10527215
    Abstract: An adapter housing is described that can be used for high performance liquid chromatography, which can be releasably connected to a socket unit. The adapter housing includes a bore which passes through the adapter housing and a pre-column which can be arranged in the bore to protect the separation column from contaminants and/or to concentrate the fluid to be analyzed. A sealing element seals the adapter housing in relation to the socket unit at the end-face wall of a pilot bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dionex Softron GMBH
    Inventor: Daniel Buerger
  • Patent number: 10400757
    Abstract: A linear compressor includes a cylinder that defines a compression space for a refrigerant, a frame that fixes the cylinder to a shell, a piston that axially reciprocates in an interior of the cylinder, a discharge valve that is provided in front of the cylinder to selectively discharge the refrigerator compressed in the compression space for the refrigerant, a discharge cover that is coupled to the frame and has a discharge space for the refrigerant discharged through the discharge valve, a valve spring that provides an axial resilient force to the discharge valve while supporting the discharge valve, and a valve support device that is coupled to the valve spring and supported by the frame to deliver vibration generated by the discharge valve to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Gyeoungjin Jeon, Sunghyun Ki, Eonpyo Hong
  • Patent number: 10359127
    Abstract: The invention to a valve unit (1) for a synthetically commutated fluid working machine (51), comprising a valve body (19,57), a movably arranged valve unit (3) and a separate fluid flow influencing unit (13, 25, 31, 35, 46, 56). The fluid flow influencing unit (13, 25, 31, 35, 46, 56) comprises a fluid flow influencing means part (18) and an attachment means part (28, 34, 38) for mechanical connection with the valve body (19). The attachment means part (28, 34, 38) and the fluid flow influencing unit (18) are connected to each other by a connection means part (27, 30, 33, 40, 47). The circumferential extent of the attachment means part (28, 34, 38) is larger as compared to the circumferential extent of the connection means part (27, 30, 33, 40, 47).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Danfoss Power Solutions GmbH & Co. OHG, Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexis Dole, Jack Samuel Lavender, Fergus Robert McIntyre, Jens Dominik Willy Eilers
  • Patent number: 10233723
    Abstract: An autonomous well valve having a body that constitutes an actuator for opening and closing at least one first valve opening, wherein the body, that in operation is submerged, has an effective density that is equal or greater than the density of a first fluid and less than the density of a second fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Bernt Sigve Aadnøy
  • Patent number: 10145190
    Abstract: A suction port and check valve assembly for use with a pump head. The assembly comprises a port body and a check valve. The port body may have an inlet side, an outlet side, and a top, and may comprise a horizontal bore extending from the inlet side to the outlet side and a vertical bore extending from the top to the horizontal bore. The check valve may comprise a valve seat, where the valve seat rests atop the port body with only a gasket therebetween, and a valve body atop the valve seat. The port body may attach to the pump head via alignment spacers, such as springs, minimizing misalignment and resulting leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Pipe Line Unique Services LLC
    Inventors: Robert Rinehart Hyatt, George William Hyatt
  • Patent number: 10125874
    Abstract: Valve assemblies include a valve body having a fluid passage through the valve body and a valve member disposed in a chamber of the valve body. The valve assembly further includes a first seat and a second seat, where both seats are configured to contact and provide a seal between the valve body and the valve member to at least partially inhibit fluid flow through the fluid passage. Methods of providing a seal in a valve include forcing a primary seat into a seat portion of a valve body to provide a seal between a valve member and the valve body with the primary seat and deflecting at least one arm of a secondary seat to provide another seal between the valve member and the valve body with the secondary seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Flowserve Management Company
    Inventor: Mark A. Rain
  • Patent number: 10113379
    Abstract: A method of assembly is for a string of drilling elements for deepwater drilling. Each drilling element includes an axial through hole, through which drilling mud can flow, and two connection portions for connecting it in series in the string. The method includes assembling a lower portion of the string, assembling a first drilling element with other drilling devices to create a first section of the string. These steps are repeated until the lower portion is proximate the blowout preventer or the bottom. Assembly of second drilling elements begins while executing a drilling cycle for creating at least a second section of the string. The assembly step is repeated until the second section extends equal to a desired drilling depth. After assembling the lower portion and before assembling the first drilling element, a third drilling element is assembled, which includes an obstruction element for preventing backflow in the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DRILLMEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Angelo Calderoni
  • Patent number: 10113382
    Abstract: A sealable pipe adaptor is mounted directly on a hydrocarbon well head. A central branch is used for a drilling operation. The central branch has a first valve that is normally open and controllable during the drilling operation. The first valve contains a first sensor that is a shut-off sensor that shuts the first valve when a gush of oil or gas flow above a first preset safety threshold is detected. A first side branch has a second valve that is controllable during the drilling operation and during a production mode. The first side branch valve has a second sensor that opens the second valve when detecting a rogue hydrocarbon flow so that the rogue hydrocarbon flow is directed through the first side branch. The first side branch is connected to storage. A second side branch is connected to a production pipe. The first side branch has a third valve controllable from a production collection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Rudolf H. Hendel, Catherine G. Lin-Hendel
  • Patent number: 10066752
    Abstract: An explosion-proof valve (1), particularly a flap valve (1), for interrupting a flow of fluid (F), particularly in a pipeline, and comprising a valve housing (3) that has a passage opening (4) for the passage of the flow of fluid (F), and a valve seat (5) arranged at the passage opening (4), as well as a closing element (6), particularly a flap plate (6), which comprises a sealing surface (9) and lies with the sealing surface (9) against a valve seat (5) when in a closing position. The closing element (6) is moveably mounted on a bearing (17, 17?) in the valve housing (3). The bearing (17, 17?) of the closing element (6) is designed such that the closing element (6) can be moved, in a closing direction, out of the operating position and into the closing position by rotational and linear movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Rico-Sicherheitstechnik AG
    Inventors: Daniel Zellweger, Giuseppe Walter Aloi, Pascal Oberlin
  • Patent number: 9903179
    Abstract: A system for enhancing well safety comprises a pipe equipped with a one-way check valve preventing hydrocarbon up flow through the well casing pipe. The one-way check valve opens in response to encountering downward pressure from downward insertion of fluid or objects moving downward towards a well reservoir. The one-way check valve closes in response to encountering upward pressure from fluid from the well reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Rudolf H. Hendel, Catherine G. Lin-Hendel
  • Patent number: 9802708
    Abstract: A fluid check valve for use in an aircraft fluid handling system having a confined surrounding structure where a first distance is defined between a fluid duct and the surrounding structure where the design of the fluid check valve is configured to facilitate removal of a first flange and the flow duct by moving the first flange and flow duct a second distance that is less than the first distance. The check valve is offset into the upstream side of a second flange to provide the reduction in the distance that the first flange has to be displaced to remove the first flange and flow duct from the check valve. A first alternate configuration of the fluid check valve utilizes rotational stops attached to the downstream surface of the flow flaps and in a second alternate embodiment configuration, rotational stops extend upstream from the flow flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan David Murray
  • Patent number: 9732864
    Abstract: In one aspect, a pressure regulating valve assembly is provided. The valve assembly includes a housing having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a sleeve positioned within the housing, and a spool at least partially positioned within the sleeve. The spool includes an outer surface having a shoulder, and the spool is configured to translate within the sleeve between a closed position and an open position. The valve assembly further includes a cap coupled to the sleeve and surrounding at least a portion of the spool, and the cap includes an inner surface with a flange extending therefrom. In the closed position the spool shoulder abuts against the cap flange to define a sealed metering edge. In the open position the spool shoulder is spaced from the cap flange to unseal the metering edge and define a metering window to facilitate fluid flow therethrough to the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis P. Marocchini, Aaron F. Rickis
  • Patent number: 9651161
    Abstract: A non-return valve, in particular for medical purposes, including a first hose connection housing, a second hose connection housing and a membrane disk which is made from flexible material. The membrane disk is arranged between the two hose connection housings and can be raised up from an annular valve seat in communication with an inlet space which is connected to an inlet passage. A medium-permeable formation which faces the membrane disk is arranged on the inlet side into the inlet space, supporting the membrane disk against overextension in the case of high return pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Carmody Colm, Brendan Casey, Gerard Gabriel Henn
  • Patent number: 9644356
    Abstract: Apparatuses manage the flow of fluids, such as, for example, water, through pipes. Specifically, the apparatuses of the present invention creates a backward pressure in fluid traversing a pipe, wherein the backward pressure within the pipe provides compression to the fluid effectively compressing entrapped gas bubbles within the fluid, allowing more accurate water meter measurements. The apparatuses comprise conically tapered openings to more efficiently pass fluids therethrough. Moreover, the apparatuses comprise bleed channels to allow for the flow of fluids during times of low fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Joelex, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Robert Gass, Daniel A. Handley
  • Patent number: 9562449
    Abstract: An oil drain structure for an oil mist separator including a drain pipe extending from the oil mist separator into the internal combustion engine, the drain pipe having an oil discharge hole extending through a lower end portion of the drain pipe along an axial direction of the drain pipe, and a check valve including a valve body disposed below the lower end portion of the drain pipe, the valve body acting to open and close the oil discharge hole from a side of a lower surface of the lower end portion of the drain pipe, a valve head portion fitted into the drain pipe with a fine clearance as an orifice and being moveable in the axial direction of the drain pipe, and a stem portion extending through the oil discharge hole to connect the valve body and the valve head portion with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhigang Gao, Terumoto Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 9315977
    Abstract: Apparatuses manage the flow of fluids, such as, for example, water, through pipes. Specifically, the apparatuses of the present invention create a backward pressure in fluid traversing the pipe, wherein the backward pressure within the pipe provides compression of the fluid effectively compressing entrapped gas bubbles within the fluid, allowing more accurate water meter measurements. The apparatuses comprise spring seats for holding springs therein in alignment, and further comprise conically-tapered apertures for providing improved water flow through the apparatuses. Moreover, the apparatuses of the present invention provide backflow prevention. Systems and methods for managing fluids are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Joelex, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Robert Gass, Daniel A. Handley
  • Patent number: 9213021
    Abstract: A connector is used to connect a conduit to a threaded orifice of a fluidic component, such as a component of an apparatus for chromatography. The connector includes a flexible fitting, a deformable fitting, and a compression fitting. The flexible fitting fixes the position of the conduit with respect to the threaded orifice. The deformable fitting provides a fluid-tight seal between the fluidic conduit and the threaded orifice. The compression fitting includes an external-thread portion for attachment to the orifice, to urge the flexible fitting toward an outer surface of the fluidic conduit, and to urge the deformable fitting toward both the outer surface and the orifice, a cam portion in mechanical communication with the flexible fitting via a through-hole in the external thread portion, and a graspable portion in rotatable communication with the cam portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Plant, John C. Conidi
  • Patent number: 9091356
    Abstract: An impeller type water-hammer proof and silent check valve includes a shell, a sealing ring, a cowl, a flow guide body and a spring. Turbulent-flow blades are provided on the outer surface of the flow guide body. Two groups of axial-flow blades are arranged in the flow passage, and the blades are fixed on the streamline outer surface. The valve continuously converts pressure energy and kinetic energy to a torque surrounding an axial direction to the flow guide body during a process of backflow liquid flowing through the turbulent-flow blades. The valve forms a pair of torques counteracting each other as the turbulent-flow directions of the two groups of blades are opposite. The liquid pressure energy and kinetic energy are continuously and gradually converted to the torque to the flow guide body in the turbulent-flow blades, so that an abrupt impact to the valve by the water hammer is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: GUANGDONG LIANSU TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiyue Yang, Hongbin Huang
  • Patent number: 8997782
    Abstract: Inlet control valves for use with fuel delivery systems are described. An example inlet control valve includes a first body portion having a first coupling to define an inlet of the control valve and one of a plurality of fasteners or a plurality of slots opposite the inlet. A second body portion coupled to the first body portion to define a fluid flow passageway, where the second body portion has a second coupling to define an outlet of the control valve and the other one of the plurality of fasteners or the plurality of slots opposite the outlet. The first plurality of slots receives the first plurality of fasteners when the first body portion is coupled to the second body portion. A valve is pivotally coupled relative to the first and second body portions to control fluid flow through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Brunswick Corporation, Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Christopher C. Bostwick, Sean Whelan, Gary Lee Dunkle
  • Patent number: 8973596
    Abstract: A manifold for use with an applicator assembly is provided. The manifold includes a base having at least a first proximal extension and a distal extension. The at least first proximal extension includes an outer flange and an inner flange and defines a recess therebetween. The manifold further includes at least a first connection member securely affixed to the first proximal extension. The first connection member includes an annular flange configured to be received within the recess of the at least first proximal extension and the annular flange defines a proximal cavity. The manifold further includes at least a first seal member received within the proximal cavity between the first proximal extension and the first connection member. The seal member is configured to permit flow through the manifold in a first direction and obstruct flow through the manifold in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
    Inventor: Les Hull
  • Patent number: 8794256
    Abstract: A check valve includes a valve body defining an internal chamber and a valve seat disposed within the internal chamber adjacent to one of the first and second ends of the valve body. A poppet is mounted for linear movement along a poppet axis within the internal chamber between the first and second ends of the valve body and has a predetermined cross-sectional shape in a direction transverse to the poppet axis, a peripheral rim defining a movement guiding surface, a frustoconical surface provided in one axial end of the poppet and oriented in a direction toward the one end of the valve body, a sealing bead disposed on the frustoconical surface, and a predetermined plurality of passages formed in a predetermined pattern through at least one of the peripheral rim and the frustoconical surface in open communication with an opposed axial end of the poppet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: PBM, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Andrews, Jeffrey D. Kerr, Timothy J. Botti
  • Patent number: 8757268
    Abstract: A float valve with upper and lower valve bodies having axial flow there through and valve member having angular trailing edges at a swept back angle for providing a seating surface and a stem axially extending from the valve member. The stem having multiple supporting surfaces arranged cylindrically and having a biasing member fitted there about. The upper valve body having an internal annular seat for seating with the valve member seating surface and external seals for engaging oilfield tubulars and threaded on one end. The lower valve body having a central internal support member for support of the valve member stem for axial movement and threaded on one end for joining the upper valve body and compressing the biasing member to engage the seating surfaces of the valve member and internal annular seat of the upper valve body for engagement and disengagement in response to fluid flow pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BL Sales & Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. LeJeune
  • Patent number: 8726932
    Abstract: A pipe connector is provided with a valve cartridge. The pipe connector can be modified so as to meet requirements for a variety of uses without changing the basic design of the connector body by simply replacing the valve cartridge with another valve cartridge having valve functions meeting a desired use. The pipe connector includes a tubular connector body 10 through which a fluid flows, and a valve cartridge 30 capable of being fitted in the connector body and of controlling the flow of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sanoh Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8662101
    Abstract: A device suitable for retrofitting in laid pipelines is intended to be able to be placed and fixed in place in the pipeline. Transport of the device to the installation location is intended to be performed using as little force as necessary, and the sealing element is intended to be displaced without contact and thus without wear. To this end, the device, in the interior of which a shut-off device (6) is disposed, is designed so that an offset, conically tapering region (10) is adjacent to a front cylindrical region (3) and is bounded by a stop collar (12) on which a connecting contour (7) for a coupling piece of a drive element is connected. A sliding piece (13) made of an expandable material is displaceably disposed in the axial direction on the conically tapering region (10), comprising a circumferential groove in which a spring-loaded clamping ring (15) is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mertik Maxitrol GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Werner Herrfurth, Thomas Vogt
  • Patent number: 8561703
    Abstract: An apparatus usable with a well includes a gas lift valve having a check valve arrangement located between an annulus and a passageway of a tubing. The check valve arrangement is adapted to selectively allow fluid flow from the check valve arrangement from an inlet side of the check valve arrangement to an outlet side of the check valve arrangement, and is biased to prevent a leakage flow through the check valve arrangement from the outlet side to the inlet side. The check valve arrangement is defined by a valve element movable into and out of engagement with a valve seat wherein one of the valve element and the valve seat has a first sealing structure engageable with a second sealing structure on the other of the valve element and the valve seat. At least one of the first and second sealing surfaces include at least one pair of sealing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Abdel-Rahman Mahmoud, Kevin T. Scarsdale
  • Patent number: 8316881
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a fuel tank check valve including: a main tubular body attached on a fuel filler pipe; a valve element; a first tube that is disposed between the main tubular body and the fuel filler pipe and that has a first locking portion to engage with the fuel filler pipe; an annular seal member; and a second tube that is disposed to sandwich the annular seal member with the first tube and that has a second locking portion to engage with the main tubular body, wherein the fuel filler pipe is disposed on an inner circumferential surface of the first tube, wherein the first locking portion projects in an inside diameter direction, and wherein the first locking portion engages with an engagement hole in the fuel filler pipe from an outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Piolax Inc.
    Inventor: Kosei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8281807
    Abstract: A fluid connector system features a stopper and an extending section. Installable within an outlet of a fluid container, the stopper defines a passage therethrough. Defining air and fluid conduits, the extending section has a first abutment member threadably connectible thereto and a second abutment member affixed thereto. The extending section is adapted to be extended through the passage of the stopper when assembled thereto. When the first abutment member is tightened about the extending section, the first and second abutment members abut against the exterior and interior sides, respectively, of the stopper. With the stopper installed within the outlet and the extending section and the abutment members therewith assembled to the stopper thereby sealing the passage therein, fluid within the container may be extracted via the fluid conduit as air exterior to the container flows therein via the air conduct to displace the fluid being extracted from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Medrad, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick W. Trombley, III, David M. Reilly
  • Patent number: 8267376
    Abstract: A quick connect fluid valve assembly comprises a housing, a flow passage insert, and a movable connector. The flow passage insert is disposed at least partially within the housing and is movable relative to the housing. The flow passage insert forms a flow path from a first end of the flow passage insert to a second end of the flow passage insert. The movable connector is disposed in fluid communication with the flow path of the flow passage insert and the movable connector has at least one orifice. The movable connector is movable between a forward fluid flow position that allows forward fluid flow within the flow path of the flow passage insert and a backward fluid flow position that prevents backward fluid flow within the flow path of the flow passage insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Erik Jordan Hansen
  • Publication number: 20120037247
    Abstract: A rapid-connect gas coupler is shown and described herein. In an embodiment, the rapid-connect gas coupler includes a spring-loaded probe within a probe cavity, which is defined by a housing and one or more latch segment. The probe can engage with a gas connector, which causes the latch segment to engage and couple with the gas connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: MACRO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Howard M. Konishi
  • Patent number: 7789103
    Abstract: A dense phase induction system and method includes an induction valve assembly configured and oriented to establish and maintain efficient transfer and induction of granular material. The induction valve assembly includes arcuate geometry to facilitate the flow of granular material from a granular supply to a dense phase distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: CNH Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Russell James Memory
  • Patent number: 7721763
    Abstract: A one-way flow valve is provided wherein the one-way flow valve may comprise a first section and a second section of a housing. A valve member may be disposed between the first and second sections of the housing that permit fluid flow through one direction of the one-way flow valve but prevents fluid from flowing in the reverse direction. The opening pressure (i.e., the pressure differential across the valve member) to permit flow through the one-way flow valve may be increased or decreased by inserting (e.g., threadably engaging) the second section of the housing deeper into the first section of the housing or withdrawing (e.g., threadably disengaging) the second section of the housing from the first section of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Pradip Choksi
  • Patent number: 7654283
    Abstract: A check valve includes a tubular valve seat frame, a valve seat that is fixedly secured to the inside of the valve seat frame and has a communication hole through which a working fluid flows, and a valve body that is on the working fluid outflow side of the valve seat for opening and closing the valve seat. The valve seat frame, the valve seat, and the valve body are put into one unit so that the check valve has a simple structure and a good assembly property, and can be manufactured at low cost. The check valve is included, whereby a small, durable, and high-performance pump can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Seto, Kunihiko Takagi, Kazuo Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 7628016
    Abstract: A method of effecting multi-stage supercharging in internal combustion machines comprising a supercharging system, wherein fresh air is first routed through a low-pressure compressor. At least a portion of the compressed air stream is compressed further in a high-pressure compressor, and the rest of the fresh air compressed in the low-pressure compressor is routed around the high-pressure compressor via a compressor bypass. All the fresh air is ultimately delivered to the internal combustion engine. The compressor bypass is opened or closed by a self-actuating valve in dependence on the differential pressure, the compressor bypass opening as soon as the pressure downstream from the high-pressure compressor is lower than the pressure upstream of the high-pressure compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch, GmbH
    Inventor: Guenther Vogt
  • Patent number: 7588047
    Abstract: A compressor bypass valve for multistage supercharging an internal combustion engine equipped with a supercharging system. The valve includes a displacement body accommodated in a valve housing. The displacement body is divided into a first displacement part and a second displacement part. The first displacement part, facing the upstream side, moves to close or open the bypass in response to a pressure differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch, GmbH
    Inventor: Guenther Vogt
  • Patent number: 7438090
    Abstract: A flow valve having sealing member having a first condition for engaging a housing to prevent back flow and a platform for obstructing a flow passage through the flow valve with the platform supporting the sealing member in an out-of-the-way condition to allow fluid to flow through the flow valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: James R. Steele
  • Patent number: 7360557
    Abstract: A check valve includes a valve housing having a first housing portion including an inlet and a second housing portion having an outlet. A poppet valve is received in the housing and includes an outer surface having a diameter greater than the diameters of the inlet and outlet. A valve guide is also received in the valve housing and defines a variable volume pressure cavity and a fluid flow path. The valve guide is adapted to provide the variable volume pressure cavity in communication with the fluid flow path. A resiliently compressible member is adapted to bias the poppet valve toward a closed position against a flow of fluid through the check valve and a low pressure force created in the variable volume pressure cavity by virtue of the fluid flow through the valve guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: William T. Flynn
  • Patent number: 7302971
    Abstract: An umbrella valve includes an umbrella-valve body having a stem, a flexible umbrella, and a flange. The umbrella and the flange are each attached to, and extend radially outward from, the stem. The flange has at least one fluid passage. The umbrella valve can be placed in a valve housing having a sealing-surface portion. The umbrella, when the umbrella-valve body is placed in the valve housing, is pushed away from the sealing-surface portion under a forward fluid flow and is pushed against the sealing-surface portion under a reverse fluid flow. An umbrella-valve assembly includes the umbrella valve and the valve housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Vernay Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew F. Myntti
  • Patent number: 7284568
    Abstract: A safety valve unit permits its user to perform an adjustment of the valve unit in cracking pressure from the outside in an easy and an adequate manner without disassembling any part of the valve unit in a condition in which the valve unit remains inline-connected with a fluid circuit. The safety valve unit is provided with a rotary barrel member (1), in which a cracking-pressure adjusting portion (4, 5, 6, 7 and 8) is incorporated and driven by the barrel member (1) in order to adjust the cracking pressure. The barrel member (1) has its female screw portion (2) threadably engaged with a male screw portion of the cracking-pressure adjusting portion (4) that is a movable spring support (4). When the barrel member (1) is rotated, the spring support (4) is axially and linearly displaced to adjust the cracking pressure of the valve unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Surpass Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Abe
  • Patent number: 7234480
    Abstract: A telescopic snap valve assembly and method of assembling a snap valve with a liquid holding bag in a box fitting. The valve assembly includes a valve member having a lower protruding telescopic end with a raised exterior lower edge. The telescopic end of the valve member is inserted into the center opening of the fitting so that the raised exterior lower edge snaps outward and protrudes from the bottom of the fitting locking the valve member to the fitting. Tight fitting between the telescopic end of the valve and the fitting, with or without a seal member such as O-ring, and the like further seal the valve member to the fitting so that no liquid becomes trapped and/or leaks from the assembly. The assembly can use a ball check valve, and can dispense all types of liquids and fluids such as but not limited to juice with pulp without clogging the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Atlantic Plastics of Florida, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Whaley
  • Patent number: 7222637
    Abstract: A connector housing of a valve-equipped connector is integrally formed from a tube connection section at a first axial side; a pipe insertion section at a second axial side; and a valve housing section between the tube connection section and the pipe insertion section. The valve housing section is formed with an adequately large inner diameter. A main valve body and a compression coil spring for biasing the main valve body to the first axial side so that it abuts the inner surface of the housing are stored in the valve housing section. A cylindrical bushing is fitted to the first axial side of the pipe insertion section of the connector housing, and a valve cap for receiving a second axial end of the compression coil spring is formed integrally at the first axial end of the cylindrical bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuo Miyajima
  • Patent number: 7219690
    Abstract: A two-stage fluid pressure control valve has five components. An inlet socket with separate fluid flow orifices sealably engages an outlet socket which also has separate fluid flow orifices. A pressure check piston having a fluid flow orifice along its longitudinal central axis slidably engages the inlet socket and the outlet socket. A spring located along the central axis of the outlet socket biases the pressure check piston in an open position, allowing fluid to flow through all orifices. Fluid flow through the control valve may impact the pressure check piston to overcome the spring force, moving the pressure check piston to a closed position, whereby fluid flows only through the orifice in the pressure check piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Chris H. McDonald, Douglas R. Gastineau, Richard Kunkel
  • Patent number: 7198061
    Abstract: Hydraulically or pneumatically controlled seat valve (2), in particular a pressure control valve, having a valve seat (10) formed in a base part (4) which cooperates with the sealing surface of a valve body (8) displaceably disposed in a cover part (6), wherein the base part (4) and the cover part (6) are connected to each other, the base part (4) having an at least sectionally circumferential collar (18) which faces radially outwardly for mounting the seat valve (2) to a further component (60), in particular to a housing, using a welded joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Joma-Polytec Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Jungmann, Matthias Knoell, Friedhelm Pfitzer
  • Patent number: 7171981
    Abstract: A flow control valve has a ball and an annular seat providing a positive stop for automatically preventing flow through the valve when a line downstream has been broken. The flow control valve is useful for interior applications in which seepage through the valve would be unacceptable and in which both hot and cold water lines need to be protected. A magnet may aid in positioning the ball. Sensors may be used to detect positions of the ball. A flow control system that includes the flow control valve may include any of a variety of interchangeable components for facilitating incorporation of the flow control valve in a water or other fluid line. Another embodiment includes a mechanism for detecting and stopping flow due to slow leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Watersav Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Shade, James Starace
  • Patent number: 7128091
    Abstract: A sexless coupling for coupling a fire hose to the externally threaded neck of a fire hydrant. The coupling comprises an internally threaded collar portion for threading onto the neck of the fire hydrant, the internally threaded collar portion having a flapper valve and an externally threaded portion. The coupling further comprises an external ring having an internal thread for threading the external ring onto the externally threaded portion of the collar. The external ring carries hooked lugs for forming a male connection and arcuate grooves for forming a female connection with a complementary coupling of a fire hose. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a flat neoprene rubber seal is disposed between facing surfaces on the internally threaded collar and external ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Hydra—Shield Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Istre, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7069946
    Abstract: A slow-release check valve for a pneumatic system including a compressed gas source and a pneumatic device includes a body with a proximal, supply end and a distal, power end. Supply and power couplings are mounted on the body supply and power ends respectively and are adapted for coupling with a compressed gas source and a pneumatic device respectively. The body includes a passage with a frusto-conical configuration with a minimum-diameter supply end adjacent to the supply coupling and a maximum-diameter power end adjacent to the power coupling. A ball is movably located within the passage and engages the body in a closed position. The ball is biased towards its closed position by a spring. For power operation the ball is in an open position whereby gas flows around same. Disconnecting the hose causes the ball to move to its closed position and allows compressed gas to slowly dissipate from the disconnected hose whereby fishtailing is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Inventor: Edward I. Clare, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7028709
    Abstract: The valve includes a supply portion, a delivery portion and an intermediate fluid chamber; a poppet member is positioned within the fluid chamber and is adapted to move within the chamber, the poppet including a conical seating surface and a rim portion, the rim portion having openings therethrough into the open interior of the poppet, allowing for forward fluid flow through the poppet. A delivery poppet seat and a supply poppet seat are defined at opposite ends of the fluid chamber. The delivery poppet seat is configured so that when the rim portion of the poppet contacts the delivery seat, fluid flow in the forward direction is permitted. The supply poppet seat is configured such that when the conical seating surface of the poppet member contacts the supply poppet seat, backflow through the valve is substantially prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Douglas S. Beck
  • Patent number: 6988510
    Abstract: A free floating disc check valve is provided by the present application. The check valve includes a seal disc having an integral truncated torroidal shaped portion. The torroidal shaped portion provides structural rigidity to the seal disc to minimize deflection of the disc under higher differential fluid pressures. The torroidal shaped portion of the disc cooperates with finger-shaped projections inside the valve body to limit lateral displacement of the disc relative to the axial flow of the fluid. The torroidal shaped portion and the flat portion of the disc form a cup shape that creates a hydrodynamic force that assists in moving the disc to an opened or closed position. The seal disc is made of an elastomeric material that is coated with a dry film lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Halkey-Roberts Corporation
    Inventor: Jon R. Enerson