Single Head, Plural Ports In Parallel Patents (Class 137/516.11)
  • Patent number: 10370059
    Abstract: There is provided a front fork which has a small number of components with simple structure and is easy to assemble. In order to achieve the above object, in a front fork F according to the means for solving the problem of the present invention, first and second adjusters 5, 6 are mounted on a cap 4 so as to be axially movable, and a contact portion 52 of the first adjuster 5 in contact with a first adjustment rod 7 and a contact portion 62 of the second adjuster 6 in contact with a second adjustment rod 8 are displaced in an axial direction of a vehicle body tube 2 so as not to interfere with each other. Therefore, even when each of the first and second adjusters 5, 6 moves in the axial direction with respect to the cap 4, the corresponding first and second adjustment rods 7, 8 can be moved independently without being interfered with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Takeshi Tomiuga
  • Patent number: 10344754
    Abstract: A method for detecting an improper opening of a multiple suction reciprocating compressor suction valve of a reciprocating compressor includes monitoring, by an electronic processing core, a variable proportional to torque of an electrical engine that cooperates with a piston of the reciprocating compressor, the variable being measured by a sensor. A detection of the improper opening of the suction valve is made by a detection of at least one peak of the variable proportional to torque of the electrical engine during power of the electromagnetic field generator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Embraco-Industria De Compressores E Solucoes Em Refrigeracao Ltda.
    Inventors: Roberto Andrich, Daniel De Figueiredo Maria
  • Patent number: 10330212
    Abstract: A fluidic control valve includes a piezostack actuator, a seal plate, and an orifice plate including a plurality of orifices. The piezostack actuator is configured to move the seal plate along a longitudinal axis between a closed position, in which the seal plate seals the orifices of the orifice plate and closes the valve, and an open position, in which the seal plate is displaced from the orifice plate to open the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Thomas R. Chase, Nebiyu Fikru, Alexander M. Hargus
  • Patent number: 10240598
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a valve body having a first port and a second port, the first port forms a fluid pathway from a first surface of the valve body to a second surface of the valve body, and the second port forms a fluid pathway from the second surface of the valve body to a third surface of the valve body. The valve assembly also includes a first plate having a first blocking member, the first blocking member configured to block the first port at the first surface of the valve body when the first plate is in a first closed position. The valve assembly also includes a second plate having a second blocking member, the second blocking member configured to block the second port at the second surface of the valve body when the second plate is in a second closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael C. Knoeller, Gabriel Lugo
  • Patent number: 10221953
    Abstract: A pressure relief valve includes a valve body having an inlet and an outlet and defining a first fluid path fluidly connecting the inlet and the outlet of the valve; a valve member axially moveable between a first position and a second position, the valve member configured to close the fluid path in the first position and thereby restrict flow between the inlet and the outlet, the valve member configured to open the fluid path in the second position and thereby allow flow between the inlet and the outlet; a biasing element configured to bias the valve member in the first position; and a friction element resiliently biased laterally against an axially extending surface of the valve member to provide frictional resistance to movement of the valve member and thereby cause hysteresis in axial movement of the valve member between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey R. Zhang, Rodney K. Craven
  • Patent number: 10215295
    Abstract: A valve for a reciprocating compressor comprises a valve body having a seat and a guard; a shutter element placed between the seat and the guard and configured to move between a closed position in which the passage of fluid is prevented and an open position in which the passage of fluid is allowed; an hydraulic apparatus for moving the shutter element between the open and closed positions, the hydraulic apparatus comprising an hydraulic circuit having at least a portion integrated in the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie Srl
    Inventors: Alberto Babbini, Gianni Orsi, Riccardo Maleci, Federico Puccinelli
  • Patent number: 10202167
    Abstract: A front fork is provided with a plurality of adjusters, while including a spring adjuster. In a front fork according to the means for solving the problem of the present invention, a spring adjuster is rotatably mounted on a position eccentric to a center of a cap as viewed in an axial direction and includes a screw portion disposed in an outer periphery protruded into a fork main body, and a plate in which the screw portion of the spring adjuster is screwed to change support positions of a suspension spring is brought into contact with a case (tubular member) at two points on both sides in a circumferential direction of the normal of the case that passes a mounting center of the spring adjuster. Accordingly, while being prevented from rotating, the plate can be downsized and can be disposed so as not to interfere with first and second adjusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Takeshi Tomiuga
  • Patent number: 10053356
    Abstract: Systems, methods and kits for orally delivering material via a pliable valve comprising a primary passageway, a secondary passageway, a primary valve oriented within the primary passageway, a secondary valve oriented within the secondary passageway, a first surface feature on an exterior surface of the bite valve, and a second surface feature on the exterior surface of the bite valve, wherein pressure applied to the first surface position opens a primary valve and pressure applied to the second surface position opens the primary and secondary valves are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Rx Hydration, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Patrick Rogers, Brain Charles Holm
  • Patent number: 9989051
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided that may include a shell in which a discharge port may be provided, a cylinder disposed in the shell to define a compression space for a refrigerant, a piston disposed to be reciprocated in an axial direction within the cylinder, a discharge valve disposed on or at one side of the cylinder to selectively discharge the refrigerant compressed in the compression space, a valve spring coupled to the discharge valve to provide a restoring force, and a stopper coupled to the valve spring to restrict deformation of the valve spring. The stopper may include a guide recessed in a direction in which the valve spring is deformed to reduce an impulse between the stopper and the valve spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Kiwon Noh, Kyungmin Lee, Jeehyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9874288
    Abstract: An apparatus for allowing the repetitive oscillation of pressure in a container or vessel having a finite volume. The apparatus comprises a valve having first opening, a valve enclosure having a second opening, and a first tension device. In some embodiments the apparatus can have a chamber capable of oscillating in volume. The oscillation of the chamber volume causes a decrease in the pressure of the container. As the pressure of the space or container decreases, two openings of the apparatus become more proximate. Eventually the openings partially overlap, allowing a gas, or fluid, to enter the container, increasing pressure of the space or container. As a result of the pressure increase, the first opening and second opening become less proximate by a force of the first tension device. The apparatus can allow the container to approach substantially perfect vacuum and rise toward atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Patrick Dean Cummins
  • Patent number: 9657568
    Abstract: Improvements to the steam engine for the purpose of small scale generation of electricity using biomass fuels and for co-generation of heat and electricity using biomass fuels in both developed and less developed countries are described. The engine is particularly well adapted to co-generation where the thermal load, as in building heating and many process applications, is extremely variable, because of its ability to operate efficiently under partial load. For the same reason, it would be suited to solar generated steam. Experiments have been conducted with steam as the working fluid. The design may in some or all respects be applied to other working fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Village Industrial Power, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl Norman Bielenberg
  • Patent number: 9377130
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the singulation of valve plates and/or assembled valves from a lead-frame are described. The method and apparatus utilizes an electric current to fuse tabs which join the valve plate and/or the assembled valve to the lead-frame. The valve comprises a first and second valve plate with offsetting apertures and a flap disposed and movable between the first and second plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Paul Jaeb, Stuart Hatfield
  • Patent number: 9309985
    Abstract: A high-frequency on-off valve includes a valve chamber communicating with an input flow path, output orifices opening into the valve chamber, a plate-shaped valve member disposed within the valve chamber such that the valve member is movable into and out of contact with output valve seats surrounding the output orifices, and an electromagnetic operating section that opens and closes the valve member. The high-frequency on-off valve opens and closes the plurality of output orifices by bringing the valve member into and out of contact with the output valve seats by utilizing an effect of an electromagnetic attraction force produced by the electromagnetic operating section and an effect of fluid pressure within the valve chamber. The valve has the plurality of output orifices that are long-hole-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventors: Shinichi Yoshimura, Hiromichi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9022121
    Abstract: A back-up ring for use in a liner top test tool for testing casing integrity in a wellbore is disclosed. The back-up ring is comprised of first and second ring elements that are biased apart by a compression springs. The first ring element has a plurality of radially extending flanges that cover a plurality of channels in the second ring element when the back-up ring is compressed against a seal element on the liner top test tool to seal the wellbore casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Wellbore Specialties, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis Joel Penisson
  • Patent number: 8967194
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bypass valve comprising a valve body. The valve body has a gas inlet and a gas outlet, wherein a check valve is provided at the air outlet. The check valve comprises a check valve body, a ventilation plate and a first sealing gasket. A first gas passage for gas delivering is provided within the check valve body; ventilation holes are provided on the ventilation plate; the ventilation holes are in communication with the gas outlet; the first sealing gasket is provided between the ventilation plate and the check valve body; and the first gas passage and the ventilation holes are in selective communication with each other via the first sealing gasket. The uni-directional check valve is provided in the gas air outlet in the bypass valve, causing the direction of the gas flow to be unique, overcoming the problem of imprecise concentration of the anaesthetic gas caused by the a gas backflow, and having the advantage of structural technology and better gas tightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Beijing Aeonmed Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dianhui Zheng
  • Publication number: 20150040999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid triggerable passive valve for controlling flow of one or more fluids comprising: a volume comprising at least two capillary pressure barriers for respectively pinning a first and second fluid-fluid meniscus, the two capillary pressure barriers dividing the volume in at least three sub volumes, whereby two sub volumes being positioned upstream and one sub volume being positioned downstream with respect to the advancement direction of each respective fluid-fluid meniscus; wherein the capillary pressure barriers are spaced apart such that upon pinning of a first fluid-fluid meniscus on a first capillary pressure barrier and arrival or pinning of a second fluid-fluid meniscus on or at a second capillary pressure barrier, the two menisci touch and thereby coalesce into one fluid-fluid meniscus
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Paul VULTO, Sebastiaan Johannes Trietsch, Ender Yildirim
  • Publication number: 20140345713
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a suction valve assembly for alternative compressors. Said suction valve assembly comprises at least two suction valves (3) independent from one another and disposed at one same blade (1), wherein each of said suction valves (3) comprises a functional edge (4) intended for a sole suction orifice (21) of the valve plate. Said suction valves (3) are separated from one another by at least one through slit (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Moacir Pirovano, Tadeu Tonheiro Rodrigues, Eduardo Luis Gaertner, Roberto Ramsdorf
  • Patent number: 8820348
    Abstract: The invention provides a unique self actuating oscillating valve and suggests means to control flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: H. Eugene Bassett
  • Patent number: 8662105
    Abstract: In order to prevent the unloader from rotating relative to the valve seat, it is proposed to design the anti-rotation lock for the unloader as an anti-rotation locking disk (16) on which a central recess (17) is provided which has a cross-section that is diametrically opposed and matched to the valve nut (10), wherein the anti-rotation locking disk (16) is arranged with its central recess (17) in a non-rotational manner on the valve nut (10), and the outer contour of the anti-rotation locking disk (16) has a non-circular cross-section, and a central recess (24) is provided on the unloader (20), said central recess having an inner contour diametrically opposed and matched to the outer contour, and the unloader (20) is arranged with its central recess (24) on the anti-rotation locking disk (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hoerbiger Kompressortechnik Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Lagler, Gerhard Stiegelmar
  • Publication number: 20130276906
    Abstract: A disc pump valve for controlling the flow of fluid through a disc pump includes a first plate having first plate apertures and a second plate having second plate apertures both extending generally perpendicular through the first plate and the second plate, respectively. The second plate apertures are substantially offset from the first plate apertures. The disc pump valve also includes a sidewall disposed between the first plate and second plate. A valve flap is disposed and moveable between the first plate and second plate. The valve flap includes flap apertures substantially offset from the first plate apertures and substantially aligned with the second plate apertures, and low-mass areas. The low-mass areas are offset from the first plate apertures and second plate apertures. The valve flap moves between the first plate and second plate in response to a change in direction of differential pressure of the fluid outside the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, James Luckemeyer
  • Patent number: 8413277
    Abstract: A pneumatic lift including inflatable mattresses stacked one atop another and arranged in air flow communication with one another, but with each being independently deflatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Woodlark Circle, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Davis, Edward A. Gilchrest, Jr., Matthew L. Prancuk
  • Patent number: 8375994
    Abstract: A one-way fill valve for use in electronic enclosures is disclosed. The one-way fill valve allows an inert gas to be added to an electronic enclosure without contamination and without excessive leakage. Generally the one-way fill valve includes a membrane layer and a valve layer that restricts flow of gas in one direction but provides significantly less restriction in another direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason R. Olszewski
  • Patent number: 8281805
    Abstract: A spring cup in an automatic suction and pressure valve has an internal contour which opens in the shape of a calotte so as to reduce wear at the ends of a valve spring positioned in the spring cup and thereby lengthen its useful life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hoerbiger Kompressortechnik Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Spiegl, Markus Testori, Peter Steinr├╝ck
  • Patent number: 7850437
    Abstract: A reed valve having a plurality of tips and associated recesses is provided as a compressor suction valve with each valve tip coacting with a suction port. The recesses are located in the housing structure defining the cylinder of the compressor and are spaced a distance on the order of 0.1 inches from the tips when the suction valve is closed. The valve is secured on one side of the cylinder and each tip is located along a line from the center of the cylinder through the center, or axis, of a suction port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Scott M. MacBain, Ronald J. Duppert
  • Publication number: 20080237514
    Abstract: Inside a cartridge-type cylindrical casing (40), a meter-out inlet (43), a valve chamber (44), a rod chamber (46), and a meter-out outlet (47) are formed in that order. The rod chamber (46) and the valve chamber (44) are arranged substantially concentrically, and a check valve seat (53) is provided on an inner peripheral surface of a peripheral wall (44a) of the valve chamber (44). A check ball (52) inserted in the valve chamber (44) is urged toward the check valve seat (53) by a spring (54). A throttle valve seat (59) is provided on a leading end portion of an adjusting rod (45) screwed in the rod chamber (46), and a throttle gap (G) is formed between the throttle valve seat (59) and the check ball (52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Keitaro Yonezawa, Akira Arisato
  • Patent number: 6532988
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve for admitting atmospheric air into the waste pipe system in response to pressure reduction in the system for protecting the water traps in the system and to prevent atmospheric discharge of contaminated air from the waste pipe system. The valve consists of a valve body having at least two air inlet openings in communication with the atmospheric air, each of the openings alternating with a passage towards the waste pipe system, the openings and passages being equally distributed within the valve housing viewed in horizontal cross-section about the valve seat level. The valve member resting, in a normal closed position, on the valve seat separating the openings from the passages and having a substantially butterfly shaped sealing surface for a valve embodiment having two diametrically opposed openings situated perpendicular respectively to two diametrically opposed passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Kurt Sture Birger Ericson
  • Publication number: 20020002997
    Abstract: The valve includes a valve seat (1) having passage channels (2) for the controlled medium which are arranged essentially in a ring-shape and concentrically, of a catcher (3) having flow-off channels (4), a valve plate (5) that is movably arranged, in particular it is movable back and forth, between the catcher (3) and the valve seat (1), having several individual ring plates (7) that are allocated to the passage channels of the valve seat (1), and a support plate (8) that is spring-loaded by the catcher (3) and rests on the ring plates (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventors: Peter Steinruck, Dietmar Artner