Rotary Valve Patents (Class 137/625.41)
  • Patent number: 10874788
    Abstract: The invention relates to an infusate caddy for carrying, organizing, and operating infusate containers containing solutes for preparing dialysate and related fluids for use in dialysis. The infusate containers can be seated in the infusate caddy, and the infusate containers removed from the infusate caddy for restocking, cleaning, or resupply, as needed. The infusate caddy can be positioned or seated in a receiving compartment of a dialysis machine, and can also be removed, as needed, from the dialysis machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Lura, Christopher M. Hobot, Martin T. Gerber, Thomas E. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10843210
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering materials for deposition is described. The system includes reservoirs for holding materials, heating elements for liquefying the materials (unless they are to be delivered as solids). Once in a desired state, pressure and material delivery systems to move the materials to a deposition nozzle. In the deposition nozzle, or thereabouts, the materials combine and are prepared to be deposited. An agitation element is used to break up the material and push it out of the nozzle tip in an atomized or droplet form. Changes in the material composition/concentration result in adjustment in heat, pressure or deposition agitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Cobbler Technologies
    Inventors: Andrew Katon, Timothy Abraham, Vincent Lewis
  • Patent number: 10829918
    Abstract: A system and related method for touchless control of an aircraft lavatory water supply is disclosed. An aircraft lavatory touchless manifold includes dual solenoid powered water valves opening and closing to regulate water flow through each of a cold conduit and a hot conduit as commanded by user touchless input to a manifold microcontroller commanding the valves. An aircraft input commands a temperature range while a thermal sensor in a mixed water conduit provides output temperature feedback to the manifold microcontroller for positive control of the output temperature. The manifold microcontroller commands opening and closing of the dual solenoid powered valves to create a ratio of opening time between the valves. The solenoid powered valves provide a cost effective and reliable solution offering efficient linear valve operation and effective temperature and flow control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Christina Ortolan, Yen Chuh, Thao Hoang
  • Patent number: 10695726
    Abstract: A micro-bubble generator has an intake manifold, a casing threadingly connected to the intake manifold, a first air inlet channel defined between threads of the intake manifold and the casing, a booster located inside the casing and having a gap defined between the casing and the booster to form a second air inlet channel and to communicate with the first air inlet channel, a bubble generating tube located inside the casing and having a third air inlet channel defined between the end faces of the bubble generating tube and of the booster. The booster includes a first water inlet and a first water outlet having an inner diameter smaller than that of the first water inlet so that water velocity at the first water outlet is faster than that at the first water inlet, which forces ambient air to enter the bubble generating tube via air inlet channels and to be mixed with water in the bubble generating tube to generate bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Shanghai Jiutian Auto Parts Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Tian, Muhua Cai
  • Patent number: 10698429
    Abstract: A water delivery system is disclosed. The water delivery system may have an electronic user interface. The electronic user interface may be a portable device. The electronic user interface may include inputs to select water temperature, water flow rates, water flow patterns, and/or task based presets. A mixing valve for use with either manual faucets or electronic faucets is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Rodenbeck, Patrick B. Jonte, Paul D. Koottungal, Anthony G. Spangler, Michael J. Veros, Garry R. Marty
  • Patent number: 10655534
    Abstract: A turbocharger system includes a valve assembly with an inlet, a first outlet, and a second outlet. The inlet is configured for receiving flow of an exhaust gas from an engine. The valve assembly includes a valve structure disposed within a housing. The valve structure is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation between a first position and a second position. The valve structure defines a nonlinear flow passage with an axial upstream end and radial downstream end. The valve structure, in a first position, directs exhaust gas from the inlet to the first outlet and closes off the second outlet. The valve structure, in the second position, directs exhaust gas from the inlet to the second outlet and closes off the first outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GARRETT TRANSPORTATION I INC.
    Inventors: Miroslav Zatko, Jaroslav Krejci, Jakub Planka, Jan Klement
  • Patent number: 10654284
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure a fluid storage device is described. The device includes a fluid reservoir to store fluid. The fluid reservoir includes a free fluid chamber and an overflow chamber in fluid communication with the free fluid chamber. The reservoir also includes a seal assembly to, when in a first position, seal a refill port of the free fluid chamber and open an air vent of the overflow chamber. When in a second position, the seal assembly opens the refill port and seals the air vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Cherng Linn Teo, Kelvin Chiew, Tian Cheng Tang
  • Patent number: 10603424
    Abstract: A disposable fluid circuit used in a medical device that performs peritoneal dialysis includes a peritoneal dialysis tubing set that has a connection tube with a connector for a peritoneal catheter at a distal end and a connector configured to connect to a peritoneal cycler at a proximal end. The circuit also includes a pressure pod at the distal end, the pressure pod being of the type that has a flow chamber for carrying a liquid and an air chamber separated from the flow chamber by a diaphragm and an air port in fluid communication with the air chamber. The flow chamber is connected in-line with a lumen of the connection tube and a length of tubing runs from the air-port along the length of the connection tube with a connector at the proximal end configured to connect to a pressure transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Burbank, James M. Brugger, Dennis M. Treu, Mark T. Wyeth
  • Patent number: 10557197
    Abstract: A gas delivery substrate for mounting gas supply components of a gas delivery system for a semiconductor processing apparatus is provided. The substrate may include a plurality of layers having major surfaces thereof bonded together forming a laminate with openings for receiving and mounting first, second, third and fourth gas supply components on an outer major surface. The substrate may include a first gas channel extending across an interior major surface that at least partially overlaps a second gas channel extending across a different interior major surface. The substrate may include a first gas conduit including the first gas channel connecting the first gas supply component to the second gas supply component, and a second gas conduit including the second channel connecting the third gas supply component to the fourth gas supply component. Also disclosed are various techniques for manufacturing gas delivery substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew C. Lee, Michael C. Kellogg, Christopher J. Pena, John E. Daugherty
  • Patent number: 10544903
    Abstract: Provided is a gas pressure feed device including a compression device for compressing gas supplied from the upstream process and sending the gas to the downstream process, a shut off device provided in the downstream further than the compression device for shutting off the gas heading toward the downstream process, and a recirculation device for recirculate the gas shut off by the shut off device to the upstream of the compression device. The shut off device includes a first port on a primary side for introducing the gas from the compression device, a second port on a secondary side for sending the gas to the downstream process, a third port on the secondary side for sending the gas to the recirculation device, and a switching device for switching the gas heading toward the secondary side to either the second port or the third port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CHIYODA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10456515
    Abstract: A wearable ultrafiltration apparatus is provided. The apparatus can include a first ultrafilter for filtering a patient's blood along a first fluid path and a second ultrafilter for filtering the patient's blood along a second fluid path. The apparatus can also include a valve being positionable in a first position for directing the patient's blood along the first fluid path. The valve can also be positioned in a second position for directing the patient's blood along the second fluid path. When the valve is in the first position, blood can flow along the first fluid path and prevent blood from flowing along the second fluid path. When the valve is in the second position, blood can flow along the second fluid path and prevent blood from flowing along the first fluid path. When the valve is in the first position, the second ultrafilter can be idle and capable of being serviced or replaced and when the valve is in the second position, the first ultrafilter can be idle and capable of being serviced or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Robert J. von Gutfeld, Arthur Autz, Edward F. Leonard, Stanley Cortell
  • Patent number: 10443743
    Abstract: A plug valve assembly includes a valve carried in a valve body and including a spindle coupled to a plug. The spindle may have an appendage coupled to a sidewall of the plug, and circumferentially extending about a rotational axis less than 180 angular degrees, such that the spindle appendage is registrable with a valve body outlet to selectively reinforce the plug sidewall and thereby resist blowout of the plug sidewall into or through the valve body outlet. The spindle may be composed of nylon and the plug may be composed of liquid silicone rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: BrassCraft Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: William F. Turnau, III, Joseph P. Schutte, Robert J. Theriaque, John G. Moutafis, Victor J. Morando
  • Patent number: 10369272
    Abstract: Described herein are devices for delivering at least two different medications without requiring disconnections and reconnections of medication syringes. In some embodiments, the devices can accommodate at least two syringes simultaneously. In some embodiments, the device can be torqued while delivering the at least two different medications without loosening the outlet port from an intravenous line the device is hooked up to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Enspero Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Perrenoud, Paul Swaney
  • Patent number: 10203044
    Abstract: An electrically actuated valve may include a housing and a cylindrical valve body mounted rotatably therein. The housing may have at least one casing-side inlet and at least one casing-side outlet. The valve body may have at least one casing-side opening, via which the inlet may be at least one of connectable to the outlet and able to be shut off from the outlet dependent on a rotary angle. A recess extending at least partially around at least one of the inlet and the outlet may be provided on an inner casing face of the housing. At least one sealing element may be provided with a base made from a first material, and a saddle-shaped sealing sliding body made from a second material joined to the first. The sealing element may engage with the base into the recess, and may slide with the sealing sliding body on the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Dieterich, Stefan Helmrich, Bert Hiller, Hans-Peter Klein, Jeremia Voellinger, Radoslaw Zurel
  • Patent number: 10184232
    Abstract: An electronic faucet assembly includes a mixing valve and a user interface in communication with a controller. Input to the user interface illustratively causes the controller to operate in a flow control mode or a temperature control mode. In the flow control mode the mixing valve provides flow control of water at a constant temperature, while in the temperature control mode the mixing valve provides temperature control of water at a constant flow. A memory device may be secured to a faucet component to store identification data related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Veros, Kurt J. Thomas, Mark Galambus, Adam M. DeVries, Anthony E. Tyner, Joel D. Sawaski, Kyle Robert Davidson
  • Patent number: 10166036
    Abstract: An apparatus including a housing, an electrical conductor, and a suction control valve. The housing forms a handle and a shaft. The housing defines a suction channel from a distal end of the shaft. The electrical conductor extends to the distal end of the shaft. The suction control valve is connected to the suction channel at the handle. The suction control valve includes a valve body having a first channel and a second channel connected to the first channel, where the first channel forms a portion of the suction channel; and a valve barrel rotatably connected to the valve body. The valve barrel includes a rotatable ring extending around the handle and forming a portion of the housing. The ring includes an orifice configured to be rotated into and out of registration with an end of the second channel as the ring is rotated about the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Hanna, Tim E. Mackey, Mark C. Morris
  • Patent number: 10105530
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system is provided and includes a power injector supporting a high pressure syringe. The fluid delivery system further includes a manifold and a low pressure hand-operated syringe. The manifold generally includes a plurality of fluid control valves in series fluid communication. A first fluid control valve of the plurality of fluid control valves has a first port, a second inlet port, and a third port. The third port of the first fluid control valve is in fluid connection with a first port of a second fluid control valve. The low pressure hand-operated syringe is in fluid connection with the first port of the first fluid control valve, and the high pressure syringe is in fluid connection with the second port of the first fluid control valve. The fluid control valves may be multi-position stopcock valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Spohn, Michael James Swantner, Barry Lynn McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10100938
    Abstract: A gas control valve and method of controlling a gas control valve to provide infinite adjustability is provided. The gas control valve defines a fluid flow path. A flow adjustment arrangement within the fluid flow path has a plurality of discrete open configurations. Each discrete open configuration establishes a different flow rate through the fluid flow path. A controller operatively cyclically alternates the flow adjustment arrangement between different ones of the discrete configurations to provide an average flow rate through the fluid flow path that is between the flow rates permitted by the different ones of the discrete open configurations. The controller establishes residence times at the various ones of the discrete open configurations such that the resultant flow rate is the desired flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERTSHAW CONTROLS COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael J. Millius
  • Patent number: 10046070
    Abstract: According to one implementation a central venous catheter is provided that include a main shaft and an infusion shaft. The main shaft has a proximal end, a distal end and a working lumen, the distal end configured for placement inside a patient. The infusion shaft has a proximal end, a distal end and a working lumen. The assembly further includes an optical fiber that is configured to emit bacterial disinfecting light. The distal end of the infusion shaft is coupled to the proximal end of the main shaft by a conduit located inside a hub. The conduit fluidly connects the working lumen of the infusion shaft with the working lumen of the main shaft. The hub has a channel that houses at least a portion of the length of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Inikoa Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett M. Zaborsky, Michael R. Lopez
  • Patent number: 9995207
    Abstract: A turbocharger system comprises a first relatively small high-pressure (HP) turbocharger and a second relatively large low pressure (LP) turbocharger. The turbine of the LP turbocharger is connected in series downstream of the turbine of the HP turbocharger. A first exhaust bypass flow passage provides a bypass flow path around the HP turbine. A second exhaust bypass flow passage provides a bypass flow path around the LP turbine. A rotary valve is located at a junction of the first and second bypass flow passages and a first exhaust gas flow passage. The rotary valve comprises a valve rotor which is rotatable selectively to permit or block flow to the LP turbine and to permit or block flow to the first and second bypass paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins Turbo Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Lee J. Robinson, Daniel M. Acker, Akram Ghassan Khatib, Nandha Kumar Manoharan, Simon James Davis
  • Patent number: 9925285
    Abstract: A central venous catheter (CVC) that includes internal bacterial disinfecting capabilities. According to some implementations the CVC includes a main shaft that is configured for placement inside a patient and an infusion shaft. An optical fiber that includes a first portion and a second portion is configured to emit bacterial disinfecting light with the first portion residing inside at least one of the main shaft and infusion shaft. The CVC further includes a hub wherein the distal end of the infusion shaft is coupled to the proximal end of the main shaft by a conduit located inside the hub. The hub has a first channel that houses the second portion of the first optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Inikoa Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett M. Zaborsky, Michael R. Lopez
  • Patent number: 9765899
    Abstract: A disposable dental valve device is disclosed having a valve body having an interior, a tip receiving end having a tapered interior for receiving a tip, a hose receiving end, a lumen formed between the tip receiving end and the hose receiving end, and a partial opening formed in the valve body and a rotatable valve sealing body adapted to being inserted into the partial opening, the rotatable valve sealing body having a bore for alignment with the lumen formed between the tip receiving end and the hose receiving end, the rotatable valve sealing body having a top and a handle portion connected to the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: STOMA VENTURES, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Arguello
  • Patent number: 9611945
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device including a waterway assembly, a valve cartridge, and a waterway adapter to fluidly couple the waterway assembly to the valve cartridge and to provide a fluid passageway to a spout outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Matthew L. Kemp, Brian A. Enlow, Dewayne Davis
  • Patent number: 9610397
    Abstract: A system may regulate voltage supplied from a power source to an integrated circuit and/or an inertial device. A minimal voltage may be maintained in the integrated circuit by temporarily cutting off current to the inertial device to supply surges of voltage to the controller. Optionally voltage may be smoothed between said surges for example by adding capacitance and/or a current restrictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: MEDIMOP MEDICAL PROJECTS LTD.
    Inventors: Oz Cabiri, Gan Shmuel
  • Patent number: 9586003
    Abstract: A system for automatically connecting tubing to a medical fluid machine includes at least one fluid container including a tube having a cap on an end of the tube, a shuttle configured to receive the tube, a driving mechanism configured to translate the shuttle, a cap removal device configured to remove the cap from the end of the tube, and a control unit programmed to cause (i) the driving mechanism to translate the shuttle holding the tube in a first direction towards the cap removal device so that the cap removal device can engage the tube cap, (ii) the driving mechanism to translate in a second direction away from the cap removal device so that the cap removal device removes the cap from the end of the tube, and (iii) the driving mechanism to translate the shuttle in the first direction with the cap removed from the tube so that the tube can be mated with the medical fluid machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Patrick Lee, John Biewer, Robert W. Childers, Mark W. Foohey, Richard R. Gilbert, II, Andrey Kopychev, Randy Murphey, Austin J. Orand, Douglas Reitz, Rodolfo Roger, John E. Steck
  • Patent number: 9587382
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cartridge assembly for a faucet that provides improved flow rate, flow modulation, and particulate passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventor: Yaakov Korb
  • Patent number: 9518579
    Abstract: A thermal control valve for use in a lubricant flooded compressor system including a controller that generates a control signal includes a valve body including a hot coolant inlet, a cooled coolant inlet, a mixed coolant outlet, an actuator space, and a cylinder bore. A sleeve is positioned within the cylinder bore and is movable between a first position, a second position, and a third position, and an electrical actuator is at least partially disposed within the actuator space and is operable in response to the control signal to move the sleeve between the first position, the second position, and the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul A. Scarpinato, Sudhir Sreedharan, James D. Mehaffey, Paul A. Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 9435447
    Abstract: A directional control valve for fluid comprising an axial chamber connected to first and second radial inlet/outlet ports and to a radial outlet port for administering said solution, a rotary crank pin housed in said chamber and through which there pass connecting ducts which are connected to axial third and fourth inlet/outlet ports intended to be connected to said second reservoir, said connecting ducts being designed to connect said first, second, third, fourth inlet/outlet ports and said administering port selectively and fluidically according to the angular position of said crank pin with respect to said body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: EVEON
    Inventors: Arnaud Wattellier, Christophe Dehan
  • Patent number: 9297537
    Abstract: An orifice holder for use with a gas-fueled appliance includes a body, an orifice passage defined in the body, a first tube passage defined in the body, and a second tube passage defined in the body. The orifice passage, the first tube passage, and the second tube passage are in flow communication within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Amelia Lear Hensley, Allen Louis Tatum, Michael Mahaney, Scott Russell King, Jason Randall Northcut, Jeffrey Shawn Coulter
  • Patent number: 9195238
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed generally to waste water vessels with multiple valved chambers, and associated systems and methods. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes drawing waste water into a first chamber under vacuum while the first chamber and a second chamber have at least approximately the same internal pressure. The method further includes allowing the waste water to pass from the first chamber to the second chamber while the first chamber and a second chamber have at least approximately the same internal pressure, releasably sealing the first chamber from fluid communication with the second chamber, and simultaneously adding waste water to the first chamber and removing wastewater from the second chamber while the first chamber is sealed from fluid communication with the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sapphire Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Roden, Bill Elmer Richardson
  • Patent number: 9090483
    Abstract: The invention provides a water dispensing system comprising a container having a first region adapted to store unfiltered water, a second region adapted to store filtered water, and a spout region, a meter housing adapted to receive a water meter, a reservoir disposed within the first region of the container, a filter coupled to the reservoir, the filter being adapted to filter water flowing from the reservoir into the second region of the container, a valve assembly disposed in the second region of the container, the valve assembly being adapted to dispense filtered water from the second region of the container, and a lid coupled to the reservoir. In addition, the invention provides a system for filtering and testing water, comprising a water filtering system used in combination with a water meter for testing the quality of the effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: ZERO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Rajan G. Rajan, Mathu Rajan, Raja Rajan, Ken Williams
  • Patent number: 9067805
    Abstract: The invention provides a water dispensing system comprising a container having a first region adapted to store unfiltered water, a second region adapted to store filtered water, and a spout region, a meter housing adapted to receive a water meter, a reservoir disposed within the first region of the container, a filter coupled to the reservoir, the filter being adapted to filter water flowing from the reservoir into the second region of the container, a valve assembly disposed in the second region of the container, the valve assembly being adapted to dispense filtered water from the second region of the container, and a lid coupled to the reservoir. In addition, the invention provides a system for filtering and testing water, comprising a water filtering system used in combination with a water meter for testing the quality of the effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: ZERO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Rajan G. Rajan, Mathu Rajan, Raja Rajan, Ken Williams
  • Publication number: 20150144214
    Abstract: A mixed water control valve for a faucet includes a valve housing, a valve cap mounted on the valve housing, a control bolt rotatably mounted on the valve cap and having a lower end extending into the valve housing and an upper end protruding outward from the valve cap, a base disposed in the valve housing and combined with the control bolt to rotate in concert with the control bolt, an upper ceramic plate mounted in the valve housing, a lower ceramic plate mounted in the valve housing, two water stop gaskets mounted in the valve housing, two springs mounted in the valve housing, two mounting sleeves mounted in the valve housing, and a balance unit mounted in the valve housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Chia-Po Chang
  • Patent number: 9033001
    Abstract: A water divider includes a water divider shell with openings formed on two ends and sides. A fixed water dividing device and a rotated water dividing device are provided within the water divider shell. A first through hole extends between the side and the bottom end of the fixed water dividing device, the side through hole opening position of the first through hole corresponds to the position of the opening provided on the side of the water divider shell. A second through hole extends between the top end and the bottom end of the fixed water dividing device, the top end through hole opening of the second through hole corresponds to the top end opening of the water divider shell. The rotated water dividing device includes a third though hole having a through hole opening that corresponds to the bottom end opening of the water divider shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BEIJING KOHLER LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Junhai
  • Patent number: 8985147
    Abstract: A ceramic control valve has a valve shell that orderly has a water control unit, an upper ceramic piece, a lower ceramic piece and a valve base connected underneath to avoid the abovementioned components from falling out. The ceramic control valve can change the water output style of the faucet without an additional handle, and the water output can be switched between front and top portions to effectively reduce the components of the faucets and simplify the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hain Yo Enterprises Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Po Chang
  • Patent number: 8985148
    Abstract: A ceramic control valve has a valve shell that orderly has a control shaft, an upper ceramic piece, a lower ceramic piece and a valve base connected underneath to avoid the abovementioned components from falling out. The ceramic control valve can change the water output style of the faucet without an additional handle, and the water output can be switched between front portion of the faucet and showerhead to effectively reduce the components of the faucets and simplify the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hain Yo Enterprises Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Po Chang
  • Publication number: 20140373950
    Abstract: A valve assembly comprises a sealed container connected to a hot water supply line and a cold water supply line. The sealed container has an outlet for supplying at least one of hot water or cold water to a faucet. A valve mechanism is located inside the sealed container comprising a stationary mixing part and a moveable mixing part. A magnetic coupling adapter has a first magnetic structure located outside of a wall of the sealed container. A first magnetic structure is made of a first magnetizable material having a first plurality of first printed maxels having a first polarity pattern. A second magnetic structure located inside the wall of the sealed container is made of a second magnetizable material having a second plurality of second printed maxels having a second polarity pattern that is complementary to the first polarity pattern. The first magnetic structure and second magnetic structure are magnetically coupled across the wall of the sealed container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: CORRELATED MAGNETICS RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8899269
    Abstract: The invention regards a manifold for fluids, comprising a housing (10) with a center axis (11) and a number of fluid apertures (12,13) through the walls forming the housing (10) and a fluid diverter system (20), comprising a fluid diverter element (25) mounted in the system (20) selectively rotating around an axis, comprising an axial outlet (27) and an inlet (26) which may be positioned in connection with one fluid aperture (12,13) in the housing. The fluid diverter system (20) is axially insert able into the housing (10) and further comprises a ring element (21), with an outer configuration complementary to an inner configuration of the housing (10), which ring element (21) is positioned around the fluid diverter element (25) and connected to the fluid diverter element (25), and which ring element (21) comprises fluid apertures (22A,B) corresponding to the fluid apertures (12,13) in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Framo Engineering AS
    Inventor: Lars Seim
  • Patent number: 8869833
    Abstract: A water diverter assembly is provided. The water diverter assembly includes a valve and a selecting mechanism. The selecting mechanism permits adjustment of the valve. Such adjustment can selectively direct a flow of filtered water or a flow of unfiltered water through the valve. The water diverter assembly also includes an auxiliary filtered water connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Timothy Scott Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8863778
    Abstract: A ceramic water control valve with cold, hot and warm water positioning function includes a valve casing with an annular frame of reduced diameter, a rotary driving seat with a projecting tube part, a valve stem, a ceramic valve plate set, and a base. A rotatable ring is installed outside the annular frame of reduced diameter. At the top edge of the rotatable ring, a trepan boring is installed to allow the projecting tube part to protrude upward. A simultaneous movement cooperating unit includes the driving part installed inside projecting tube part and the driven part installed in the rotatable ring top edge. The driving part and driven part can cooperate the drive the rotatable ring simultaneously in the rotation of the rotary driving seat. A scale division positioning unit is installed at the position corresponding to the rotatable ring and the annular frame of reduced diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kuching International Ltd.
    Inventor: Mei-Li Chen
  • Publication number: 20140283937
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic control mixing valve and a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus using the same that are capable of controlling a temperature of a chuck base by supplying recirculation oils using a slidable mixing valve or a rotatable mixing valve, which is electrically controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Soon Chang LEE
  • Publication number: 20140261779
    Abstract: A concentric cartridge for fluid mixing valve includes an inlet adapter configured to receive a first fluid and a second fluid, a pressure balance unit, a volume control plate rotatably coupled to the pressure balance unit and positioned between the inlet adapter and the pressure balance unit, a temperature control plate, and a mixing plate positioned between the pressure balance unit and the temperature control plate. The pressure balance unit and the volume control plate are rotatable relative to the inlet adapter and the temperature control plate is rotatable relative to the mixing plate. The mixing plate has an irregularly shaped opening configured to mix fluids with different temperatures such that the temperature of the mixed fluid increases linearly as a function of angular rotation of a temperature control handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KOHLER CO.
    Inventor: Michael A. Niver
  • Patent number: 8833670
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an intelligent thermostatic water outflowing device in the field of sanitary wares. By using said intelligent thermostatic water outflowing device, the defects of the current thermostatic water outflowing devices are overcome, such as a relatively complicated whole structure, a high cost and a poor applicability to ordinary valves. The intelligent thermostatic water outflowing device of the invention comprises a body provided with a hot water inflowing passage, a cold water inflowing passage and a water outflowing passage, and a valve core assembly provided between the cold water inflowing passage, the hot water inflowing passage and the water outflowing passage within the body. The present device further includes a motor, a water temperature control circuit and a temperature sensor. The valve core rod of the valve core assembly is connected with the output shaft of the motor fixed within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Qiyue Chen
  • Patent number: 8820705
    Abstract: A faucet assembly including a handle that rotates about a rotational axis extending perpendicular to an angled interface for adjusting a water parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Kyle Davidson, Kurt J. Thomas, Derek A. Brown, Ryan J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140243665
    Abstract: A triple three-way valve device comprises: a valve body (1) having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the proximal end of the valve body (1) is connected with a control knob (2) that is radially rotatable relative to the valve body (1); and a valve rod (3) having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the valve rod (3) is provided within the valve body (1) and is fixedly connected with the control knob (2). The distal end of the valve body (1) is connected with a seat body (4), which is connected with a plurality of liquid passages and a high pressure pipe passage; a selection member (5) provided at the distal end of the valve body (1), wherein, depending on the position of the control knob (2), the selection member (5) selects the communication relationships between the plurality of liquid passages of the seat body (4), the high pressure pipe passage and the valve rod. With the triple three-way valve device, angiocardiography surgery is simplified, and surgery safety and efficiency are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: BEIJING DBT MEDI-TECH DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun Li, Yunxing Liu
  • Patent number: 8807096
    Abstract: A heat management module of a cooling system of an internal combustion engine which has a valve housing that includes at least one first feed connection for cooling water of a bypass circuit and at least one adjacent second feed connection for cooling water of a radiator circuit. The feed connections can be connected to a discharge connection depending on the position of a valve member accommodated in the valve housing. A driving element which actuates the valve member is provided on the valve housing. The driving element is a hydrostatic servo motor, which produces a rotating driving motion and which uses a feed pressure line that branches from the cooling system for pressurization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Traudt
  • Publication number: 20140224363
    Abstract: A control disk for a control set of a sanitary mixing faucet, in each case with at least one through passage for cold water and hot water and an outlet for the mixed water and at least one through passage has a cross section that becomes smaller in the circumferential direction and extends over an angle (?) of at least 15°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Ole Benedikt KOSTORZ, Stefan STEINHOFF
  • Publication number: 20140174544
    Abstract: A valve includes a generally cylindrical housing including first and second end portions that are offset from each other along a longitudinal axis of the generally cylindrical housing. First and second inlet ports are arranged on one of said first or second end portions, and at least one outlet port is arranged on one of said first or second end portions. A disk is disposed in the generally cylindrical housing and is configured to independently control both mixing and flow rate of fluid flowing into at least one of the first and second inlet ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: David Di Nunzio
  • Patent number: 8757206
    Abstract: A faucet includes a valve body having a cartridge receiving bore. A valve cartridge is sealingly disposed in the bore. The valve cartridge includes a rotatable stem. An arc-shaped slot is created in the valve cartridge. A lever assembly having a single handle is connected to the stem and operates when rotated in a first direction to permit cold water flow through the valve body, and after being depressed can be rotated in an opposite second direction to permit hot water flow through the valve body. A torsion spring has a first post received in the elongated slot translatable between opposed ends of the elongated slot, and a second post received in a lever assembly aperture preventing second post translation. A biasing force of the torsion spring biases the lever assembly toward a valve closed position only when the lever assembly is rotated in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Ryan P. Carignan, Peter Loire
  • Patent number: 8739813
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device includes a waterway assembly, a valve assembly, and a waterway adapter to fluidly couple the waterway assembly to the valve assembly. The exemplary embodiment of the waterway assembly includes at least one inlet supply tube and at least one outlet supply tube generally disposed opposite to the at least one inlet supply tube. The waterway adapter and at least one inlet supply tube are supported by at least one coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Masco Corporation of Indiana, Mercury Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Moore, Alfred C. Nelson