With Means To Protect Spring From Fluid Patents (Class 137/536)
  • Patent number: 10962125
    Abstract: Valve discs for use with fluid valves are disclosed herein. An example valve disc for a fluid valve includes a base portion having a first side to engage a seat of the fluid valve and a second side opposite the first side, the second side being generally planar and having a centrally located recess to receive a valve stem. The valve disc further includes a circumferential wall extending away from a peripheral edge of the second side, an inner surface of the wall and the second side defining a cylindrical cavity, wherein a height of the circumferential wall is at least twice a thickness of the circumferential wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Douglas Forbes, Curtis Lamar Sharpe
  • Patent number: 10767776
    Abstract: A pressure relief valve with a stop disposed thereon to ensure components of the pressure relief valve are properly aligned and tightened properly. This allows the components and pressure relief valve to be properly installed and the pressure relief valve to function properly. The stop feature also reduces the time of installation and amount of labor needed to install pressure relief valves and their components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Cyrus Shank Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Kruppe, Matt Powell
  • Patent number: 10746300
    Abstract: A piston assembly is provided for an unloader valve of an air compressor. The assembly comprises an unloader piston having a first bore of a first diameter, and a second bore of a second diameter which is smaller than the diameter of the first bore. The assembly also comprises a coil spring having a central opening, one end portion disposed in the second bore, and an opposite end portion extending into the first bore. The assembly further comprises a balance piston including a head portion sized to be disposed in the first bore, a first stem portion extending from the head portion and having a diameter smaller than the first and second bores, and a second stem portion extending from the first stem portion and extending into the central opening of the coil spring and having a diameter smaller than the first stem portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
    Inventors: Padraig B. Yeats, Shane A. Harte, Jeffrey M. Geither
  • Patent number: 10591073
    Abstract: A relief valve structure (20) attached to a pump body (10) includes: a first discharge portion (31) for discharging oil when a discharge pressure is a first predetermined pressure; a second discharge portion (32) for discharging the oil when the discharge pressure reaches a second predetermined pressure higher than the first predetermined pressure; a third discharge portion (33) for discharging the oil when the discharge pressure exceeds the first predetermined pressure and reaches the second predetermined pressure or a pressure lower than the second predetermined pressure; and a pressure relief hole (34) for releasing the oil from an area around a valve spring (23). The second discharge portion, the first discharge portion, the third discharge portion, and the pressure release hole are provided in this order between an introduction portion (29) and a spring retaining member (24) when viewed from the introduction portion (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yu Wang, Xiaofeng Dong, Hirokazu Inoue
  • Patent number: 10508750
    Abstract: A hammer union back pressure regulator is provided. The hammer union back pressure regulator comprises a regulator body, a bonnet, a housing and a flow control member. The regulator body defines a flow inlet, a flow outlet, and a flow passage in fluid communication with the flow inlet and the flow outlet. The bonnet is coupled to the regulator body with a hammer union nut. The flow control member is configured to adjust the pressure at which the hammer union back pressure regulator will allow flow through the flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DDS Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Burris, Bryce W. Burris, Kenny Burris, Randy Misenhelter
  • Patent number: 10215193
    Abstract: Features for a valve assembly are described. The features can include a pair of spaced walls having apertures defining non-linear exit flow paths for the fluid, such as air, exiting the valve. In some embodiments, the features are described for a bleed valve assembly, to reduce the decibels produced when used in high pressure contexts, such as aircraft engines. The noise suppression features are integrated with the valve assembly. A valve, such as a stem and valve head, can move within the assembly between open and closed positions. The valve assembly can be manufactured using additive layer manufacturing (ALM) to create a monolithic housing that in some embodiments has the noise suppression features built into the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Meggitt Aerospace Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Scovell, David Skolnik, Keith Jackson, Scott Lathrope
  • Patent number: 10167965
    Abstract: The invention is a non-return valve comprising a housing, a guiding element mounted in the housing, a floating element having a transitional motion with respect to the guiding element, a support plate positioned below the floating element and a plurality of sealing elements mounted in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Jain Irrigation Systems Limited
    Inventors: Jaikishan P. Wadhwani, Ajit Bhavarlal Jain
  • Patent number: 10156297
    Abstract: A sanitary high pressure valve assembly is provided. The valve assembly includes an inlet adaptor for admitting pressurized gas into a sanitary central passageway for release into a storage vessel containing granular material for the purpose of aiding flow of the granular material from the storage vessel. The valve assembly also includes an isolation chamber for housing serviceable parts that are isolated from the sanitary central passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Control Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry D. Tiffany, Paul S. Rose, Aaron G. Hall, Daniel S. Smith
  • Patent number: 9441737
    Abstract: In a valve, in particular an outlet valve of a hydraulic piston pump for delivering a fluid, includes a valve seat and a valve closing body. A valve orifice is formed in the valve seat, and the valve closing body is arranged on the valve seat. The valve closing body is configured to selectively open and close the valve orifice, and the valve closing body includes a sealing bead which forms a sealing fit with the valve seat when the valve orifice is in the closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Gaertner, Wolfgang Schuller
  • Patent number: 9254948
    Abstract: A water tank includes a box, an air valve body, a valve core, a cap, and an elastic element. The box defines an accommodating space and a vent communicating with the accommodating space. The air valve body is extended out from the box and adjacent to the vent. The valve core is mounted to the valve body to airproof the vent, and comprises a first end inserted into the accommodating space through the vent and a second end opposite to the first end. The elastic element is arranged between the cap and the valve core. The valve core will open the vent to deform the elastic member and allow heated air in the accommodating space to leak out of the accommodating space through the vent, in response to an air pressure in the box is greater a reference air pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Xian-Xiu Tang, Zhen-Xing Ye
  • Patent number: 9152151
    Abstract: In-line back pressure fluid regulators are described. An example in-line fluid regulator includes a regulator body defining a sensing chamber and an outlet of a fluid flow path of the fluid regulator. The outlet is in fluid communication with the sensing chamber via a first flow passageway in the regulator body. A bonnet is coupled to the regulator body and defines an inlet of the fluid flow path and a loading chamber disposed between the sensing chamber and the inlet. The loading chamber is substantially sealed relative to the fluid flow path of the fluid regulator. A pressure sensor is disposed between the inlet and the sensing chamber, where the pressure sensor defines a second flow passageway to fluidly couple the inlet and the sensing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Moritz Klaus Olbrisch, Ruediger Niebel, Falk Rapsch
  • Patent number: 9052024
    Abstract: A pressure relief system and a non-intrusive, low chatter pressure relief valve for use with such as system are disclosed. The pressure relief valve allows excess pressure in a pressurized fluid line to flow through a flow return line to a fluid reservoir when the fluid pressure exceeds the valve's pressure limit setting. The establishment of a uniform channel between the valve stem and the inner surface of a housing in which the valve stem is slidably located, as well as the use of a vent and sight tube to remove air from the top portion of the housing upon a spring being compressed during the opening of the valve, reduces the occurrence of pulsation and vibration when the valve is cycled between its open and closed positions. When the valve is in its closed position, the bottom end of the valve stem is in close proximity to the inner surface of the main fluid passageway in the pressurized fluid line, but does not intrusively interfere with the flow of fluid through the main fluid passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Bill Bertakis, Jan Pitzer, Mike Thomas, Dale Wesener, Mike Wallace
  • Patent number: 9038662
    Abstract: In one featured embodiment, a spring assembly for a valve comprises a spring, a spring seat including a cup-shaped portion for seating one end of the spring, and a ball received within a recess formed within the cup-shaped portion of the spring seat. The ball is defined by a ball diameter. A disc prevents the ball from contacting a piston. The disc is defined by an outer diameter and includes a center opening defined by an inner diameter. A ratio of the inner diameter to the ball diameter is between 0.60 and 0.65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sunstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Rickis, Francis P. Marocchini
  • Publication number: 20150059883
    Abstract: A pressure-reducing valve for fluid and gaseous media, more particularly for regulating the pressure in pipeline systems, preferably in buildings, containing a housing preferably consisting of at least one upper and lower part, an interior housing wherein the interior housing has a poppet bore, a diaphragm for dividing the housing into a fluid-free and fluid-flowing area, a pressure adjustment unit, wherein the pressure adjustment unit comprises a spindle, a spring valve, a spring holder and at least one spring, a fastening means and a poppet, wherein the poppet and the diaphragm are connected to one another by fastening means, wherein the poppet is disposed in the poppet bore and at least one sealing element is arranged between the poppet and poppet bore for sealing action, wherein the poppet is formed in one piece and the sealing element is disposed integrally on the poppet or integrally on the interior housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Timo J├Ąckle
  • Patent number: 8919373
    Abstract: A valve (101) that can be used as a pressure limiter, for example in a sanitary supply line. The valve (101) according to the invention includes a valve housing (1), a fluid line piece (2) being provided in the housing interior thereof, the downstream side circumferential edge area thereof forming a valve seat (3) for a valve body (4), wherein the valve body (4) can be displaced between an open position and a closed position, in which closed position the valve body (4) acts on the downstream circumferential edge area of the fluid line piece (2), by the pressure of the fluid flowing in through the fluid line piece (2) on one side, and a downstream side pressure acting on the valve body (4) opposite to the regular flow-through direction on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Fangmeier
  • Patent number: 8887498
    Abstract: A system for providing pressurized hydraulic fluid includes a pump. A bypass valve assembly includes an inlet port in communication with the pump and an outlet port in communication with an accumulator. The pump and the accumulator are both in communication with a hydraulic control system that controls, lubricates, and cools a transmission of a motor vehicle. The bypass valve assembly has a valve moveable between at least a two positions. The bypass valve assembly is operable to bypass the accumulator when the vehicle is first started such that the pump charges the hydraulic control system before charging the accumulator. The accumulator provides pressurized hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic control system after vehicle start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Todd A. Frerichs, Brian W. Whitmarsh
  • Patent number: 8726934
    Abstract: A multi-mode pressure relief valve includes a body having fluid inlet and outlet ports and a compressed gas inlet port. The fluid ports and gas port isolated from one another. A reciprocating piston is in communication with the gas port. A valve stem is movable between an open condition and a closed position to permit and stop flow communication between the fluid ports. A spring is disposed between the valve stem and the piston and urges the piston and valve stem away from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Edward W. Bolyard, Jr.
  • 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: 8316880
    Abstract: A bypass valve assembly for a generator includes a spring cover with a flange which extends in a radial direction from a spring cover body. The spring cover body defines an overall length dimension, the overall length dimension to an end of the spring cover body to the flange dimension defines a ratio between 1.6:1-1.2:1. The bypass valve assembly also includes a valve sleeve with a multiple of windows. Each of the multiple of windows includes a longitudinal edge which defines a longitudinal edge radius and corner radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew P. Grosskopf, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr., Craig R. Legros
  • Publication number: 20120168005
    Abstract: A pressure retention valve including a housing having an inlet passage and an outlet passage that can be connected together and a separating diaphragm subdividing the housing into two portions, wherein, in operation of the valve, a first portion conveys fluid and a second portion is fluid-free. The valve further includes a valve seat defining an end of the inlet passage, arranged in the fluid-conveying portion of the housing, and has a first sealing surface, a shut-off body which is arranged movably in the fluid-conveying portion of the housing and has a second sealing surface, and a spring element having a spring force, which is arranged in the fluid-free portion of the pressure retention valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: ProMinent Dosiertechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Jana Rull, Alexander Bubb, Bernd Freissler
  • 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: 7201184
    Abstract: A valve is provided having a housing with an inlet and an outlet. Within the confines of the housing is a fluid flow path that allows for fluid communication between the inlet and the outlet. The valve includes a valve element that is movable to and from a position where it blocks fluid communication along the fluid flow path, thereby closing the valve. The valve also includes a resilient member provided in a chamber of the valve that is fluidly sealed from the fluid flow path. The resilient member urges the valve element to move to the position for closing the valve. When the pressure of fluid entering the inlet exceeds a preselected amount, the pressure of the fluid overcomes the urging of the resilient member and the valve element moves towards a position that allows fluid communication along the fluid flow path, thereby opening the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Paccar Inc
    Inventors: Jereme C. Morrow, Waikhew Ung, Eddie D. Huckaby, Mark T. Grimm
  • Patent number: 7178784
    Abstract: The present invention discloses, among other things, a valve assembly that includes a body, a valve, a biasing mechanism, and a guide. The body includes a shaped cavity and the valve includes an elongated portion and a shaped valve head that has an exterior surface portion that is configured to engage a portion of the shaped cavity. The guide includes a central axis and a centrally disposed opening that receives a portion of the valve and guides the movement of the valve through at least a segment of the valve's axial motion. The biasing mechanism, which may include a spring, biases the valve head in the direction of the shaped cavity. The invention further includes a method for making a valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: William T. Flynn
  • Patent number: 7028702
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an automatic water pressure control valve balancing the temperature of mixed water, eliminating a cylinder enclosing the pressure control piston and multiple seal rings, to reduce the number of parts and to minimize the production costs of the automatic water pressure control valve, and a second automatic water pressure control valve simplifying the structure of the piston within the cylinder to enhance productivity of the automatic water pressure control valve, and comprising additionally the backflow cutoff valves in each of the hot water outlet and the cold water outlet to prevent back flows of water. Therefore, initial control of water pressure is easy because the piston is always placed in the center of the cylinder while water doesn't flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Asia Union Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Jin Park, Jae-Ik Jang
  • Patent number: 7025085
    Abstract: A poppet-type check valve for controlling fluid flow, and including a valve housing having an interior and first and second ports therein communicating with the interior of the valve housing for permitting fluid flow from an upstream side to a downstream side thereof. At least one valve assembly is disposed within the interior of the valve housing for controlling the fluid flow therethrough. The valve assembly includes a valve seat positioned in the interior of the valve housing and a seal retainer positioned in the interior of the valve housing downstream from the valve seat and mounted on a stem. The seal retainer and the stem are axially moveable away from the valve seat in response to fluid flow in a downstream direction at a predetermined flow rate, and axially moveable towards and into sealing engagement with the valve seat in response to a downstream fluid flow at a flow rate less than the predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Conbraco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Price, Robert V. Funderburk, Gareth P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6971404
    Abstract: A pneumatic valve (10) for selectively controlling fluid flow through a pneumatic system of a vehicle is disclosed. The valve (10) includes a housing (12) having a cavity (28). The cavity includes an inlet (16) and an outlet (18). A flow controller (40) is disposed within the housing (12) for selectively controlling fluid flow through the housing (12). The flow controller (40) is actuatable to an open position, where the inlet (16) is in fluid communication with the cavity (28) and the outlet (18) is in fluid communication with a pneumatically operated device. The flow controller (40) is also actuatable to a closed position, where the flow controller (40) substantially impedes fluid from flowing through the housing (12). The flow controller (40) is actuatable between the open and closed positions in response to a predetermined fluid pressure within the pneumatic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: G.T. Development Corporation
    Inventor: Charles H. Simmons, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6899113
    Abstract: A pressure relief apparatus including a housing, a valve disposed in the housing, the valve having a first shoulder, a retainer disposed between the housing and the valve spool, the retainer having a second shoulder, a biasing member disposed between the first and second shoulders, and a metallic seal interface between the housing and the valve. The valve may be constructed with no dynamic elastomeric seals to reduce hysteresis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Parrish, Kenneth G. Phaneuf, Bernardino P. Nanni, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6874531
    Abstract: In a conventional relief valve having a valve element supported by a diaphragm, since a surface of the valve element exposed to pressure is large and an opening/closing operation of the valve element is rapidly conducted, the operation often leads to chattering and is therefore poor in stability. A relief valve of the invention is free from chattering and capable of smoothly performing the opening/closing operation of its valve element (7). The element (7) is adapted to open and close a fluid passage and disposed between: an inlet port (2) in direct communication with an upstream-side fluid passage (1); and, an outlet port (4) in direct communication with a downstream-side fluid passage (3), and is provided with a flange (8) in its upper portion. Mounted on the flange (8) is a sleeve-like bellows (6) for supporting the valve element (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Surpass Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Igarashi
  • Patent number: 6789569
    Abstract: The pressure relief valve has a spring pressure-loaded diaphragm closing body (13), which in the closed position sealingly engages on a centrally positioned valve seating surface (10) surrounding a first valve opening (8). Its spring pressure loading takes place by means of a counterpressure body (13) positioned centrally over it. The valve seating surface (10) is surrounded by a channel-like valve chamber (11) in the valve housing body (2) and on which is provided on the overpressure side at least one second valve opening (9). To be able to dissipate high overpressures, the counterpressure body (30) is surrounded by a diaphragm support ring (17) held on the valve housing (6) and which has a circumferential recess (19), whose depth measured perpendicular to the diaphragm closing body (13) determines the maximum deflection of said body (13), so that when the valve is completely opened the diaphragm closing body (13) is supported in an area between the valve seating surface (10) and its outer edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignees: Obrist Engineering GmbH, Luk Fahrzeug-Hydraulik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Kuhn, Frank Obrist, Stefan Kroess, Georg Weber
  • Patent number: 6769460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for controlling the recovery of vapour at stations for the dispensing of liquid fuels, e.g. petrol of various grades, from a first tank or container to a second tank or container by the intermediary of a pump and a line and/or hose with a nozzle, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: OPW Fueling Components
    Inventor: Osborn Persson
  • Patent number: 6622752
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pressure relief valve, which achieves a reliable sealed structure in a valve holder 31 without the valve holder 31 jutting far out from a common rail, assures stability of operation of a valve spring 11 in a valve holder 31, and is capable of being manufactured at low cost and can be made compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo Kushida, Etsuro Hozumi, Akinori Yamazaki, Kazumasa Kasahara, Hideya Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 6581632
    Abstract: In a poppet valve the guide attachment (2) of each sealing member (1) together with the spring (5) is arranged and supported in a cup-like suspension member (8) inserted in a continuous receiving bore (15) in the catcher plate (3) and is guided with its external periphery at least in part directly on the internal periphery of the suspension member (8), as a result of which the guide length of the sealing member (1) and thus the length of stroke thereof becomes independent of the thickness of the catcher plate (3). As a result, the production, assembly and storage are simplified and new fields of application for valves of this type are opened up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Hoerbiger Kompressortechnik Services GmbH
    Inventors: Jim Walpole, Greg Reback
  • Publication number: 20030000583
    Abstract: The pressure relief valve has a spring pressure-loaded diaphragm closing body (13), which in the closed position sealingly engages on a centrally positioned valve seating surface (10) surrounding a first valve opening (8). Its spring pressure loading takes place by means of a counterpressure body (13) positioned centrally over it. The valve seating surface (10) is surrounded by a channel-like valve chamber (11) in the valve housing body (2) and on which is provided on the overpressure side at least one second valve opening (9). To be able to dissipate high overpressures, the counterpressure body (30) is surrounded by a diaphragm support ring (17) held on the valve housing (6) and which has a circumferential recess (19), whose depth measured perpendicular to the diaphragm closing body (13) determines the maximum deflection of said body (13), so that when the valve is completely opened the diaphragm closing body (13) is supported in an area between the valve seating surface (10) and its outer edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Peter Kuhn, Frank Obrist, Stefan Kroess, Georg Weber
  • Patent number: 6340031
    Abstract: A first spring guide fitting the outer periphery of one end portion of a coil spring is provided at an end wall portion of a valve casing, and a second spring guide fitting the inner periphery of the other end portion of the coil spring is provided at a valve element so that the first and second spring guides do no interfere with each other. Further, a valve element of the check valve is provided with an elastic sealing member having a lip portion to be seated on a valve seat portion of the valve casing. Moreover, the valve element is formed with a bypass hole communicating upstream and downstream sections of the check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Matsumoto, Hiroshi Kitamura, Masaaki Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 6318973
    Abstract: A fuel pump includes an O-ring seal to provide sealing contact with a diaphragm seal between a valve housing and associated valve cover interface despite some loss of clamping load between such mating parts. Also, a molded O-ring type ladder seal is used to maintain seal integrity between the valve housing and associated pump housing interface despite some loss of clamping load therebetween. Machined O-ring grooves are desirably provided in opposite sides of the valve housing to accommodate the O-ring against the diaphragm seal and the molded O-ring type ladder seal against the pump housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Crane Co.
    Inventors: Thomas Sailer, Kenneth M. Beligoy
  • Patent number: 6250329
    Abstract: A pressure relief valve opens at a predetermined pressure of fluid flowing into the valve. It includes a body member having a passageway with an inlet and an outlet and a barrier member between the inlet and outlet that prevents fluid from flowing between the inlet and outlet. There is a port along the passageway between the inlet and the outlet, and a moveable sealing element having a closed position where said sealing element is seated in the port and an open position where the sealing element is withdrawn from the port. The port is in fluid communication with the outlet when the sealing element is moved to the open position. A disc spring engages the sealing element. This disc spring has a first position holding the sealing element in the port when the pressure of the fluid is below the predetermined pressure and a second position withdrawing the sealing element from the port when the pressure of the fluid exceeds the predetermined pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventor: Ardishir Rashidi
  • Patent number: 6163895
    Abstract: A multi-purpose water pressure plunger is provided having an adjustable valve with a regulating lever that is attached to a handle. The handle is connected to an anti-backflow valve. The anti-backflow valve is removably connected to a plunger head that is made of a soft, pliable material that can easily deform to a desired shape so as to form a seal within a drain or pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Clyde F. Davenport
  • Patent number: 5855225
    Abstract: A pressure relief valve for releasing fluid through a vent in a railway tank car, tank trucks and similar vessels. A valve disk is normally biased in a closed position by a plurality of constant-force springs of laminated steel tapes on drums supported on upright angle brackets symmetrically arranged around a valve seat. The pressure at which the valve opens is determined by a preselection of the number of springs, laminated tapes per spring, and the restoring force of each tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Inventor: James W. Williams, III
  • Patent number: 5799871
    Abstract: A valved nozzle for spraying fuel oil and method therefor includes an inlet, a discharge chamber downstream of the inlet, and a flow restricting orifice downstream of the discharge chamber. The pressure in both the inlet and the discharge chamber urges the valved spray nozzle to open. The valved spray nozzle abruptly opens by the inlet pressure rising above a predetermined upper pressure limit and abruptly closes upon falling to a lower limit. The span between the upper and lower limits defines a very definite deadband across which leakage is avoided at intermediate pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Hago Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Richard S. Theurer
  • Patent number: 5782259
    Abstract: A pressure relief valve for a fluid pressure system having a pressure vent. A body is aligned with and in fluid communication with the pressure vent, the body terminating in a cylindrical portion having a circular opening. A bonnet is in axial alignment with the circular opening and a central shaft extends axially within the bonnet. The bonnet is stationary with respect to the body. A shroud, spaced from and entirely surrounding the bonnet, is axially aligned with the bonnet to allow unobstructed fluid flow in a space parallel to the central shaft between the bonnet and the shroud. The shroud is free-standing except for a radially extending flange attachable to the body. A spindle head disk extends radially from the shaft and has a circular edge seatable in the circular opening of the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Inventors: Harold J. Ledbetter, Wayne Ledbetter
  • Patent number: 5722455
    Abstract: A nozzle closing valve, particularly for a pressure atomizer nozzle of an oil burner, comprises an inlet side with an inlet port and a valve seat located at the end of the inlet port, as well as a closing member, which is sealing pressed onto the valve seat by a first spring located behind the closing member and is raised from the valve seat counter to the tension of the first spring when a predetermined pressure is reached in the inlet port. A maximum sealing action is achieved in the case of easy manufacture and compact construction in that the closing member is constructed as a diaphragm, the first spring has a substantially linear spring characteristic and the first spring is housed in a spring chamber constructed as a space open on one side and whose only opening is sealingly closed by the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Satronic AG
    Inventor: Marcel Caminada
  • Patent number: 5678604
    Abstract: A valve is indicated as well as a device for controlling the valve body in a valve, which is special in that the travel of the valve body in the valve housing is insignificantly damped in the opening movement of the valve, and strongly damped in the closing movement of the valve. The valve is therefore distinguished by the fact that especially in connection with pressure media with a low boiling point, the risk of cavitation in the valve and instability in operation is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Erik Plauborg, Erik Haugaard
  • Patent number: 5465751
    Abstract: An excess flow control valve for telescopical receipt in a cylindrical fluid distribution pipe to control downstream flow therein. The excess flow valve includes a cylindrical pressure reducer fitting for mounting the valve in the pipe and is formed with an upstream facing annular valve seat and a downstream diverging venturi nozzle therethrough. A poppet valve barrel having a central chamber is mounted to the pressure reducer fitting, the chamber formed with a plurality of peripheral inlet flow passages disposed upstream of the fitting and further including at the upstream end thereof, a gland. A poppet having an cylindrical base and an upstream projecting stem is slidably received in the chamber and the stem is received in the gland. The stem includes a stop ring at the upstream end thereof and a compression spring is disposed over the stem in an interposed relationship between the valve barrel and the stop ring to bias the poppet away from the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: R.W. Lyall & Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward K. Newton
  • Patent number: 5462076
    Abstract: Pressure limiting valves intended for use in underground mining and tunnel construction are able to release the pressure medium discharged if an overload occurs without problems into the return line, since the occurring back pressure is directly neutralized in the pressure limiting valve. For this purpose a discharge of the pressure medium is provided even before the spring chamber, for which purpose the crossbores arranged there are constructed in such a way that they expand, forming a water chamber with increased volume. This water chamber is located in ring form around the valve piston that is exposed in this area and is connected via return bores to the return line. The water chamber with accordingly large volume makes it possible that the back pressure acts simultaneously on the spring and the valve piston, so that the described neutralization takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Assignee: Richard Voss Grubenausbau GmbH
    Inventor: Richard Voss
  • Patent number: 5415303
    Abstract: A railway car cushioning device is provided for minimizing slack between railway cars. The cushioning device is provided with a piston and piston rod disposed within the cylinder. The cylinder is filled with an oil and gas mixture. A housing surrounds the cylinder providing a fluid recovery reservoir defined by the space between the outer wall of the cylinder and the housing. At one end of the cylinder is a bulkhead and at the other end is a cylinder head. The piston rod extends through a hole formed in the cylinder head and is joined to the sill of a railcar. A coupler is joined to the cushioning device for coupling to another railway car. A series of pressure relief valves are provided and engaged with egress ports formed in the cylinder wall between the bulk head and the piston when the piston is in an extended position. The pressure relief valves are constructed so that fluid may flow in only one direction, from the interior of the cylinder to the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: F M Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Hodges, Harry B. Kalina
  • Patent number: 5261450
    Abstract: A device relieves a positive pressure difference between the inside of a vessel and the outside of the vessel through an opening in the vessel. The device has a base portion, a cap portion and a biasing means. The base portion has a means for mounting the device in the opening; a cap seat providing an orifice through which the pressure difference may be relieved; and a generally hollow body portion attached to the cap seat and extending concentrically with the cap seat into the vessel. The cap portion has a cap having an external surface with a diameter larger than the diameter of the cap seat to retain the cap external to the cap seat in sealing relationship; a rod mounted concentrically and normal to the internal surface at one end, the other end extending into the body portion and terminating in a piston with a shoulder, the piston being in concentric sliding engagement within the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Betts Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Betts
  • Patent number: 5245976
    Abstract: An air induction control device for an internal combustion engine comprises means defining a communication passageway for communicating between air at atmospheric pressure and the air in the downstream passageway from a throttle valve. A valve member is disposed in the communication passageway and is moveable toward the downstream direction thereof to open the communication passageway in response to an atmospheric pressure greater than pressure in the downstream passageway. A valve biasing means is disposed to apply force to and bias the valve member in the upstream direction to close the communication passageway in response to the pressure differential between atmospheric pressure and the air pressure int he downstream passageway. A flow restriction element positioned downstream of the valve member comprises calibrated openings defining a primary chamber and secondary chamber, wherein the volumetric proportion of the primary chamber: second chamber: calibrated openings is about 50-70: 25-35: 0.8-1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Assignee: Mike Baitel
    Inventor: Simon H. Faull
  • Patent number: 5174327
    Abstract: An in-line check valve includes a housing defining a cavity with an inlet and an outlet, a removable seat attachable to the inlet, a piston movably positioned in the housing and including a seal that operably engages the seat, and a spring positioned around the piston for biasing the piston into engagement with the seat. The piston defines a surface impinged on by fluid flowing therethrough so that the differential pressure across the valve in a given flow range is less than the opening pressure. The housing defines a plurality of lugs which retain the piston within the housing and permit servicing of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: The Viking Corporation
    Inventors: Perin E. Truax, Eldon D. Jackson
  • Patent number: 5097865
    Abstract: A pressure responsive valve assembly for a sterilization container having a valve opening comprises a valve closure member for closing the opening and a fluid tight plenum chamber including a rigid wall and an opposite movable wall connected to the valve closure member for movement along a common axis therewith. A spring biases the movable wall and valve closure member away from the rigid wall of the plenum chamber. The movable wall has an area comparable to that of the valve closure member and the plenum chamber has a relatively small length-to-diameter ratio so that when the valve closure member is moved to open or close the valve, the resulting movement of the chamber movable wall changes the volume of the plenum chamber by less than 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: Riley Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward D. Riley