With Preselecting Means For Plural Valve Actuator Patents (Class 137/635)
  • Patent number: 9656432
    Abstract: An apparatus including a pouch and a valve stem. The pouch can include a sealant. The valve stem can be fluidly coupled to the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Meyer
  • Patent number: 9581255
    Abstract: A valve that includes a control spline positioned to move from a first position to a second position and the control spline being axially rotatable in both the first position and second position. The valve also includes a portion of a first fluid mixing cartridge rotatably coupled to at least one portion of the control spline when the control spline is in the second position. The valve includes a portion of a second fluid mixing cartridge rotatably coupled to the at least one portion of the control spline when the control spline is in the second position and the first fluid mixing cartridge is configured to rotate in a different direction than the second fluid mixing cartridge when the control spline is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Henning, Inc.
    Inventors: Claus Dieter Zieger, Niclas Henning Zieger, Guenther Buzzi
  • Publication number: 20140182725
    Abstract: A valve device for influencing a fluid supply of fluid-operated loads, includes a valve module with a valve housing in which valve shafts are formed to accommodate valve cartridges, and further includes valve cartridges located in the valve shafts, wherein each of the valve shafts together with the valve cartridges accommodated therein bounds a pressure chamber connected to an assigned inlet port in a fluidically communicating manner, and wherein each of the valve cartridges includes two electrically selectable valve means which are designed to influence a free flow cross-section between the pressure chamber and an outlet port assigned to the respective valve means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: FESTO AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Maichl, Hannes Wirtl, Andreas Dickhoff
  • Publication number: 20100139779
    Abstract: A valve system enables use of a standard single line faucet with a water treatment system, protects water treatment systems and other fluid flow devices from unnecessary fluid pressure, and regulates or prevents fluid flow to a dispenser or outlet in response to a particular event, such as a leak. The valve system includes a housing having ports for: (1) receiving a supply fluid, (2) supplying the fluid to a device, such as a water treatment system, (3) receiving the fluid from the device and (4) supplying fluid to a dispenser. The valve system also includes an automatic shutoff device within the housing that prevents water from flowing into the housing and the water treatment system when the dispensing outlet is closed and that allows water to flow through the housing and into the water treatment system when the outlet is open. The valve system may also include a second actuator connected to the automatic shutoff that is capable of moving the automatic shutoff to a partially or fully closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, David O. Godfrey, Michael E. Miles, Steve O. Mork, Richard B. Bylsma
  • Patent number: 7131459
    Abstract: A multi-port valve is disclosed having a ball bearing support system for a stator/rotor/valve stem assembly within a valve housing. Slipper seals or alternatively, poppet seals, connect a plurality of apertures situated in the rotor and a plurality of apertures situated in the adjoining stator so that a common central fluid receiving channel of the stator can be connected to a peripheral fluid delivery channel of the stator via a transfer channel in the rotor. The valve assembly provides a durable, virtually leak-proof system for delivery of a variety of fluids through the same delivery channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Beswick Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Beswick, Gary A. Treadwell
  • Patent number: 6601611
    Abstract: A hand-actuated control device with an actuating element which extends largely parallel to the axial plane and is fastened to the control lever, the two control signal generators can be actuated individually or jointly in order to generate a control signal. Between two first control signal generators is arranged a further control signal generator. A control lever can be turned together with an actuating element about the lever axis from a first turning position, in which the first control signal generators can be actuated by the actuating element, into a second turning position and vice versa. The actuating element is provided with a recess in such a way that the further control signal generator can be actuated only in the second turning position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Bosch Rexroth AG
    Inventor: John Chapman
  • Patent number: 5762098
    Abstract: An automatic fluid mixing device wherein a cylindrical supporting structure supports a first number of valves angularly spaced along a first circumference, and a second number of valves angularly spaced along a second circumference concentric with and inside the first; the valves are three-way types, and present a control rod extending axially from one end; and the mixing device presents a blade type selecting device movable angularly about an axis through the center of the circumferences, and which singly engages an end portion of the control rod to move the rod axially and so open the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Dromont s.r.l.
    Inventors: Michele Manzone, Luca Drocco
  • Patent number: 5295429
    Abstract: A valve assembly is disclosed in two embodiments for selectively controlling pressurized fluid flow to operate a fluid operated working cylinder and piston. The valve assembly includes a valve body, groups of three bores operably paired in the body, biased plunger valves interposed in each of the bores, and a separate passage inter-connecting between each bore group on one side of the interposed valves. There is provided a pressure connection to a first one of the bores in each group on the other side of the interposed valves away from the passage and a first side cylinder connection to a second one of said bores in one of each pair of groups. The other cylinder connection is provided to a second one of the other one of each pair of groups of three bores while an exhaust connection is provided to a third one of the bores in each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Joe Harris Monk
    Inventor: Robert J. Monk
  • Patent number: 5125232
    Abstract: A control change system for a hydraulic working vehicle having a plurality of hydraulic actuators operable by control levers each shiftable to a plurality of control positions. This system includes a plurality of pilot-operated control valves for controlling pressure oil supply to the hydraulic actuators, respectively, pilot pressure generating valves for generating a pilot pressure in accordance with the control positions of the control levers, and a pilot pressure switching unit for receiving the pilot pressure from the pilot pressure generating valves and outputting the pilot pressure selectively to the control valves. The pilot pressure switching unit includes a plurality of spools slidable to change communicating passages between a pilot pressure input section and a pilot pressure output section of the switching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Arii, Shiro Watanabe, Kazuhiko Tsuji
  • Patent number: 4799510
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided for use in controlling a plurality of fluid operated functions. The assembly comprises a plurality of valve members 14, each movable independently to carry out a fluid flow control function for example, a function of a hydraulic mine roof support. There are means 39 for supplying hydraulic fluid to all the valve members 14 thus tending to move all the valve members, but there is also an interposer device 18 positionable in the path of at least one of the valve members to prevent the said one of the valve members from carrying out its fluid control function, thus enabling the valve members to be selectively operable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: Gullick Dobson Limited
    Inventor: Richard Ward
  • Patent number: 4778083
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing and dispensing fluid components includes a mixing chamber for mixing reactive components prior to dispensing the components. The components are provided through separate valves to ducts in fluid communication with inlets to the mixing chamber. The valve actuator can be selectively positioned to prevent one of the valve from opening. The valves are ball valves which are actuated by a hydraulic actuator acting through a rack and gear system. The rack is cylindrical with a flat spot formed thereon for preventing rotation of an associated one of the gears as the actuator is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Inventor: Herman W. Decker
  • Patent number: 4736647
    Abstract: A valve control structure for a working vehicle comprising a control lever rockable crosswise, a first input rod pushed and pulled by rocking movements in a first direction of the control lever, a second input rod pushed and pulled by rocking movements in a second direction of the control lever, a first output rod connected to a first valve, a second output rod connected to a second valve, and an interlock switching device including bellcranks provided between the input rods and the output rods. The interlock switching device is operable to switch interlocking relationship between the input and output rods through the bellcranks. In one interlocking relationship, the first valve is controlled by rocking movements in the first direction of the control lever and the second valve by rocking movements in the second direction of the control lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Kubota, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shizuo Shimoie, Kazuhiko Tsuji, Masahiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4687941
    Abstract: A glove box with tubular lines for harmful fluids and with shutoff valves inserted in the tubular lines and, respectively, formed of an actuating member and a valve body includes an exterior wall forming part of the glove box, the shutoff valves being disposed adjacent one another on the wall, the valve bodies of the shutoff valves being located on the inside of the exterior wall, and the actuating members of the valve bodies being located on the outside of the exterior wall; and a drive for driving the actuating members also located on the outside of the exterior wall and having a device for docking with the respective actuating members, the drive means being guidably displaceable in a plane parallel to said exterior wall to the respective actuating members for docking with the respective actuating members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Alkem GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Lasberg, Wolf-Gunther Druckenbrodt
  • Patent number: 4667880
    Abstract: A spraying system having a plurality of separate pressurized fluid supply sources, a spray gun having a discharge nozzle and a plurality of fluid inlet ports corresponding to the number of supply sources and each communicating with the discharge nozzle, lines coupling each supply source to a respective one of the inlet ports, and a selectively operable discharge control associated with the spray gun for permitting passage of fluid through the discharge nozzle from any one of the plurality of supply sources, for enabling the simultaneous passage of fluids through the nozzle from a plurality of the supply sources, and for preventing the passage of fluids through the nozzle from all of the supply sources. The discharge control includes an individual spring biased valve assembly in each inlet port and a single control lever that is movable between an operative position for actuating selective of the valve assemblies and an inoperative position in which none of the valve assemblies are actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: Gary Paulsen, Lawrence Thomas
  • Patent number: 4658988
    Abstract: A multiple flavor post-mix beverage dispensing apparatus with a dispensing head having a nozzle, a normally closed water valve, a first normally closed primary syrup valve, a water line, and a primary syrup line, has a second normally closed primary syrup valve in a primary syrup line in series with the first valve, an alternative syrup line having a normally closed alternative syrup valve, a primary actuator switch for concurrently opening the water valve and both primary syrup valves while the alternative syrup valve is closed or dispensing only a primary beverage, and a second actuator switch for concurrently opening the water valve and alternate syrup valve while the second primary syrup valve remains closed for dispensing only an alternative beverage; an alternative construction has the same beverage componentry with a single actuator switch and a multiple pole double throw switch for selecting actuation circuitry for the primary beverage or the alternative beverage, an indicator light indicates which be
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: The Cornelius Company
    Inventor: David A. Hassell
  • Patent number: 4646778
    Abstract: There is disposed a valve control structure for a working vehicle for operating two control valves by means of a control lever rockable crosswise, wherein one of the valves is operable by a rocking movement in a first direction of the control lever and the other valve is operable by a rocking movement in a second direction of the control lever. A connection switching mechanism is provided between the control lever and the valves to switch interlocking relations of the two control valves with respect to the rocking directions of control lever. This switching is readily carried out by operating a single switch lever permits the operator to use the vehicle after selecting the interlocking relations to which he is accustomed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Kubota, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Tsuji, Youji Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 4587732
    Abstract: A novel hydraulic tool used to cut cables, rods, bars and the like or crimp various items such as cable connectors and which is operated manually and with ease by a single man. The improved cable cutting hydraulic tool comprises dual manually held handles which centrally receive and exhaust the operating pressurized hyraulic fluid, a safety trigger assembly which prevents the inadvertent closing of the cutting or crimping jaws, and an operating trigger assembly, a control valve which directs and redirects the flow of hydraulic fluid under pressure, and a piston cylinder assembly which relatively reciprocates to displace operating rods which in turn causes the cutting jaws to close and open by rotation about a pivot pin. This cable cutting and crimping tool is light weight and compact in comparison with other contemporary designs and is much easier to handle and control during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: New Draulics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Lind, Michael R. Dunn
  • Patent number: 4538640
    Abstract: A multiposition selector valve of the rotary type includes a valve body having a single inlet port and a plurality of outlet ports. Fluid communication between the inlet port and any one of the outlet ports is provided via a check valve assembly mounted on the valve body, and via a fluid-providing conduit connected at one end to the inlet port via the check valve. The other end of the conduit is movable in rotary fashion for fluidtight engagement with any one of a plurality of valve seat areas associated with the outlet ports. The valve seat areas are integral portions of a flat metal disk that can be removed from the valve body to facilitate maintenance of the valve. A single handle rotates the conduit through its various selected outlet positions and operates the check valve assembly to open and close the valve at selected outlet positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Teledyne Republic Manufacturing
    Inventor: Richard C. Acker
  • Patent number: 4521963
    Abstract: A novel hydraulic tool used to cut cables, rods, bars and the like or crimp various items such as cable connectors and which is operated manually and with ease by a single man. The improved cable cutting hydraulic tool comprises dual manually held handles which centrally receive and exhaust the operating pressurized hydraulic fluid, a safety trigger assembly which prevents the inadvertent closing of the cutting or crimping jaws, and an operating trigger assembly, a control valve which directs and redirects the flow of hydraulic fluid under pressure, and a piston cylinder assembly which relatively reciprocates to displace operating rods which in turn causes the cutting jaws to close and open by rotation about a pivot pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1985
    Assignee: New Draulics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Lind, Michael R. Dunn
  • Patent number: 4474214
    Abstract: An improved carbonated beverage mixing and dispensing valve (A) is illustrated as including a housing (10) having an entrance port (16) for the admission of carbonated mixing water and valve outlets (22a) for admitting flavored syrups. A valve (B) is carried in the entrance port for controlling the flow of carbonated water which includes an adjustable metering rod (20) carried in an internal bore (104a) of valve stem (104) which may be adjusted externally of housing (10). Flow of syrup is controlled through valve outlet (22a) by means of flow control device (C) which includes a raised ridge (44a) and valve plunger (46) between which a section of valve tubing (22) is pinched off intermediate a valve inlet (30a) and valve outlet (22a). A single operator lever (92) operates both the valve (B) and flow control device (C) in a single action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1984
    Inventor: Frank M. Iannelli
  • Patent number: 4463754
    Abstract: A control device for anesthetic vaporizers disclosed herein ensures that the operator is able to select a desired anesthetic with certainty, and to assure that other anesthetic vaporizer apparatus also in use is in an "off" condition when one anesthetic has been selected. The apparatus also includes a setting at which all of a plurality of associated anesthetic vaporizers are safely "off". The invention comprises a rotatable rod adapted for mounting on an assembly of anesthetic vaporizer tanks, the rod having a plurality of C-collars thereon, the opening in each C-collar adapted to receive a flat spiral wing projecting from the on/off control on an anesthetic vaporizer. The C-collars also permit a setting at which it is impossible to open any of the associated anesthetic vaporizers. The control mechanism includes visual indicia as well as an audible indicator when a correct setting has been selected by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Assignee: Southmedic Incorporated
    Inventor: Sandy McDonald
  • Patent number: 4440318
    Abstract: A portable beverage dispenser is disclosed and includes a self-contained unit that is conveniently located on the shelf of the user's refrigerator for dispensing a cooled carbonated drink. The dispenser automatically mixes carbonated water and a syrup of selected flavor and then dispenses the mixture for obtaining a low-cost carbonated drink. The dispenser is of relatively simple construction and includes a water container that receives water from the sink tap and further includes a bottle of carbon-dioxide gas that communicates with the water container for periodically supplying carbonated gas thereto for obtaining the carbonated water. A unique flavor selector valve assembly is embodied in the dispenser and operates to dispense the carbonated drink from a nozzle communicating therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Inventor: Irving Berger
  • Patent number: 4310021
    Abstract: A control valve for irrigation and other purposes comprising an actuator mounted for rotation along a path, a motor for moving the actuator along the path, and first and second pilot valves located at first and second stations, respectively, along the path. As the actuator moves along the path, it sequentially engages the pilot valves and holds them in a first position. An adjustable selector is provided at each of the stations for controlling the length of time that the actuator holds the associated pilot valve in the first position to thereby control each of the pilot valves. The pilot valves are used to control main valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Hydro-Rain Inc.
    Inventor: Fred Hauser
  • Patent number: 4295490
    Abstract: A milking apparatus is disclosed for automatically providing the appropriate amount of vacuum for purposes of milking a cow throughout the entire milking operation. The milking apparatus includes a fluid control valve system having a controller unit and a discharge valve in fluid communication with a collection jar. The controller unit is further adapted for communication with a source of vacuum, and the collection jar is adapted to be in communication with the cow such that the vacuum can draw milk from the cow into the collection jar. The discharge valve is further adapted for communication with a source of vacuum for drawing the milk through the discharge valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Inventor: Archie E. Boudreau
  • Patent number: 4240304
    Abstract: Valve operating system which is particularly suitable for use in the remote control of valves such as the function control valves of a crane or loading apparatus. The system includes output shafts for connection to the operating levers of the valves and input shafts disposed telescopically of the output shafts. A drive motor is connected to the input shafts for moving the same in unison along their axes, the detent means are provided for selectively locking the input and output shafts in each pair together. The detent means are operated by electrically energized solenoids which can be controlled remotely, e.g. from a hand held control unit connected to the remainder of the system by a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Inventor: Edward E. Griffiths
  • Patent number: 4153076
    Abstract: A pneumatic valve apparatus comprises a cylindrical structure having opposite, outwardly facing faces. A plurality of two-position valves are located in the structure at regular angular intervals at positions about the axis of the cylindrical structure. The valves are subject to mechanical actuation by axial displacement. A spindle co-axial with the axis has a passageway for the flow of air toward each axial end of the spindle. A pair of pawls are carried by the spindle, one on each side of the faces, for limited axial displacement and rotatable with respect to the cylindrical structure about the axis. The pawls are angularly displaced from each other so that when one pawl is aligned with a valve, the other pawl is angularly and axially misaligned. Resilient means (spring 6) urge the pawls axially away from the faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Assignee: Waters Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Roderick J. McNeil, Burleigh M. Hutchins
  • Patent number: 4095616
    Abstract: An hydraulic controller comprising: a casing; first and second inlets and a plurality of outlets associated with the casing; a flow-directing member rotatable in the casing; first and second passages extending through the flow-directing member, the flow-directing member being rotatable in the casing to each of a plurality of selected positions for directing liquid from the said inlets to selected ones of the outlets by way of said passages, each said first and second passage having an inlet end connected to a respective one of the first and second casing inlets, and having an outlet end connected to a selected one of the said several casing outlets according to the selected position of the said flow-directing member; first and second valves mounted in the flow-directing member and movable to open and close said first and second passages respectively; and locking means which operate in at least one of the said selected positions of the flow-directing member to prevent movement of the said first valve to a posi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Hermann Hemscheidt Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Karl Krieger
  • Patent number: 3933179
    Abstract: A portable mixing-dispensing device having a manual flow control valve means between a ventable flow control chamber and a solution-proportioning chamber, and a manual feed valve between the proportioning device and a source of concentrate supplied at a negative gauge pressure, same including means to selectively coordinate the operation of the valves. The feed valve serves also as an anti-backflow check valve for the concentrate supplied under a negative gauge pressure as well as maintaining the prime thereof without dilution when concentrate is not being supplied to the mixing chamber. A translucent concentrate supply tube readily visible from above the mixing chamber serves as a visual check as to the prime of the concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1976
    Inventor: Valentine Hechler, IV