With Common Valve Operator Patents (Class 137/862)
  • Patent number: 10919187
    Abstract: Method for producing cosmetic products, preferably lipsticks, lip salves or lip glosses, the method including the steps of: providing a containment capsule or pod (7) containing an amount of preparation (1) for cosmetic product lower than 20 g; the pod extending along a central axis to a height H; introducing the pod or capsule (7) into a pouring chamber or seat (6) to at least ? of H; heating the pod or capsule (7) up to a predetermined temperature adapted to cause an at least partial phase change of the preparation (1) for cosmetic product; pouring the preparation (1) for cosmetic product into a sleeve (8) provided with an inner cavity (9) reproducing the negative shape of the poured cosmetic product to be obtained; cooling the cosmetic product poured in the sleeve (8); extracting the poured cosmetic product from the sleeve (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PATENT LAB SA
    Inventor: Sergio Faverio
  • Patent number: 10687480
    Abstract: A plant growing system includes a base component; and a container disposed on top of the base component. The container includes a container body having a floor surface at a lower end, and a wall having a lower edge coupled to the floor surface and extending upward from the perimeter of the floor surface to an upper edge. A drainage port is disposed through the wall near the lower edge of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: John Novoselac
  • Patent number: 10486492
    Abstract: A motor vehicle ventilation apparatus is provided including a distributor housing having at least two air ducts leading from the distributor housing. Through these two outgoing air ducts, an air mass flow that is fed to the housing or produced inside the housing is able to be distributed to at least two air outlets arranged at a distance from one another in an interior space of a motor vehicle. The air ducts leading from the distributor housing are each in flow communication with at least one of the air outlets. In addition, at least one servo unit is movable by a drive unit arranged adjacent to at least one of the air ducts in the distributor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Gregor Reichel
  • Patent number: 10455960
    Abstract: A container lid assembly is provided with a press button opening capability. The lid assembly includes a lid having a first outlet opening and a second air opening. A valve member in the lid has a press button actuator and is moveable between a pushed down open position and a pulled up closed position. A biasing member biases the actuator to an extended closed position and the actuator is pressed against the bias of the biasing member. A lock assembly controls movement of the actuator such that one press of the actuator causes the actuator to adopt one of the open or closed positions and a second press of the actuator causes the actuator to adopt the other of the open or closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Think One Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Benjamin James Young
  • Patent number: 10390643
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure generally relate to lids for water bottles and water bottles having the same. The lid includes a lid body, a mouth piece coupled to the lid body, and a valve formed in the lid body. The valve is actuatable to selectively allow fluid flow therethrough. The disclosed water bottles include the preceding lid. The disclosed water bottles can be filled with a fluid without removing a lid from the water bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: William J. Anderl
  • Patent number: 10220395
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with a water stop device, wherein comprising: a main body, a transmitting element and a sealing element; the main body is disposed with an inlet passage, a diversion passage and a confluence passage in the axial direction in order; the diversion passage is connected to the confluence passage by a normal-open hole; one end of the sealing element is coupled to the transmitting element in transmitting way, such that the sealing element moves between a first position and a second position along the axial direction of the confluence passage; the diversion passage is connected to the confluence passage when the sealing element is situated in the first position; the sealing element closes the confluence passage when the sealing element is situated in the second position. The present invention can occupy small space such to decrease the diameter of the inlet pipe efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengde Lin, Hailang Gong, Mingfu Zhang, Wenxing Chen
  • Patent number: 10184362
    Abstract: An intake device of an internal combustion engine, includes: a plurality of intake ports which have outer walls and partition walls and are adjacent to each other via the partition walls; a valve body which is provided in each of the intake ports, and switches a flow path of the intake port by rotation around a rotation shaft; a holding member which is installed on each of the outer walls and the partition walls; and a rolling bearing which is mounted on at least one of the holding members, and supports the valve body to be freely rotatable, wherein the holding member includes a wall surface between the rolling bearing and the valve body in a direction in which the rotation shaft extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kyohei Ninomiya, Toshiyuki Oiwa
  • Patent number: 9945493
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve includes a valve compartment inside an end tubular portion of a housing, a valve element provided in the valve compartment and movable to open or close a valve port, a guide member slidably supporting the valve element, a shaft contacting an end of the valve element to move the valve element, and a pressure release passage extending through a part of the end of the valve element which does not contact the shaft. An inner compartment of the valve element communicates with the valve port through the pressure release passage in a closed state of the valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HAMANAKODENSO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Warashina, Takao Ishida, Masashi Sugano
  • Patent number: 9926088
    Abstract: A filling valve for liquids, includes a liquid feed into a valve chamber, a valve seat, a closure element, which interacts with the valve seat and moves between an open position and a closed position, an outlet for the liquid, and a cylindrical discharge element arranged at the outlet with a plurality of passages. The surface of the discharge element facing the closure element forms a part of the valve seat. To avoid clogging of the passages in the discharge element by fibers in the liquid, the passages ending at the surface of the discharge element are extended from the surface toward the closure element by tubes. Each tube can be closed by a cap which surrounds the tube at least in the closed position forming an annular space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: ELOPAK AS
    Inventors: Dirk Auer, Peter Barth, Thomas Hartmann, Franz-Willi Spelten
  • Patent number: 9803591
    Abstract: A valve for regulating two gas flows, includes a housing, two channels arranged in the housing for conducting a respective gas, a first flap arranged in the first channel for opening and closing the first channel, said first flap being rotatably arranged on a shaft, an electric motor for actuating the shaft, a second flap for opening and closing the second channel, and a third channel into which the first and the second channel lead. A connecting element is arranged on the first flap, and the first flap is connected to the second flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Carsten Mikolajek
  • Patent number: 9714161
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filling device for food product packaging plants in special containers. Particularly, the invention relates to a filling device of the electronic type, in which a contact between the valve and the container to be filled does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SMI S.p.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Riggio
  • Patent number: 9475626
    Abstract: A lid for use with a fluid container includes a body member and a valve. The body member defines an aperture and includes a central portion that extends to an outer periphery configured to couple to a rim of a fluid container. In one embodiment, the body member and the valve and connected by an interconnecting portion which are formed as an integral single piece structure. The valve has a first portion directly secured to the bottom surface of the body member and a second free end portion that extends from the first portion. The second free end portion includes a protuberance and is movable relative to the first portion between a free state in which the protuberance seals the aperture and a depressed state obtained in response to downward deflection of the central portion of the body member relative to the outer periphery in which the aperture is unsealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: LIQUISTOP LLC
    Inventors: Antonio F. Coloneri, Jack Seidler
  • Patent number: 9347379
    Abstract: The method and apparatus for in-flight relighting of a turbofan engine involve in one aspect selectively controlling an accessory drag load on one or more windmilling rotors to permit control of the windmill speed to an optimum value for relight conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventor: Kevin Allan Dooley
  • Patent number: 9296532
    Abstract: A lid configured for use with a fluid container includes a body member and a valve. The body member includes a central body that extends to an outer periphery configured to couple to a rim of a fluid container. The body member defines an aperture therethrough and has top and bottom surfaces. The valve has a first portion directly secured to the bottom surface and a second portion that extends from the first portion. The second portion includes a protuberance and is movable relative to the first portion between free and depressed states in response to deflection of at least a portion of the central body relative to the outer periphery. The protuberance is configured for sealed engagement with the aperture while the second portion is in the free state and is spaced from the aperture while the second portion is in the depressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: LIQUISTOP LLC
    Inventors: Antonio F. Coloneri, Jack Seidler
  • Patent number: 9004290
    Abstract: A faucet-mounted filter system that includes a body forming a fluid chamber having a water inlet, a quick connect device positioned adjacent the water inlet for mounting the filter system to a water faucet such that the water inlet is placed in fluid communication with the water faucet, a filtered water flow path disposed within the body and in fluid communication with the water inlet, an unfiltered water flow path disposed within the body and in fluid communication with the water inlet, a diverter valve disposed within the fluid chamber and operable to open and close the filtered and unfiltered water flow paths, a seal for sealing the fluid chamber, an actuator engaging the diverter valve to open and close the filtered and unfiltered water flow paths without having to interrupt the seal, a flow meter connected to the body and in fluid communication with the filter flow path, a filter housing connected to the body and having a reservoir, and a filter cartridge disposed within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: PUR Water Purification Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tanner, David Emmons, Matthew L. Newman, Brian D. Andres, Simon Leung, Steven J. Schroeck, Armin Schwarz-Hartmann, Peter Stoeffel, Richard P. Riedel
  • Patent number: 8991431
    Abstract: A magnetic control multi-way valve has a fixed unit, at least two control valves and a second magnet. The fixed unit is provided with a inlet and at least two independent mounting cavities, an outlet is formed at the lower port of the mounting cavity; two control valves are mounted in the mounting cavities respectively; and the control valve comprises a spool assembly, a first magnet, a sealing gasket, a first spring and a second spring. The spool assembly is fixedly arranged in the mounting cavity with a pressure relief way; the first magnet which is connected in the mounting cavity in an up and down sliding manner and is above the spool assembly; the sealing gasket is connected in the mounting cavity in a vertical sliding manner and is below the spool assembly; the second magnet is connected out of the fixed unit in a horizontal sliding manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Haisong Peng, Jianmin Chen, Bin Chen
  • Publication number: 20150059902
    Abstract: A bypass valve and a valve assembly including a bypass valve are disclosed. The bypass valve includes a manifold having 4 ports and a valve stem including two sealing elements disposed along the valve stem length. The valve stem may be displaced to a first valve position and a second valve position to selectably place combinations of ports in fluid communication with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Flextronics Automotive, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Peterson
  • Patent number: 8960234
    Abstract: A gas valve unit for adjusting a gas volume flow in a dual circuit gas burner of a gas appliance includes a valve body having a gas inlet and two gas outlets; and a control mechanism constructed to adjust the gas volumetric flow supplied to one of the gas outlets in a number of stages and to adjust the gas volumetric flow supplied to other one of the gas outlets in a number of stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Christophe Cadeau, Jörn Naumann
  • Publication number: 20150041013
    Abstract: An intake device includes: a plurality of intake ports which are adjacent to each other with a partition wall interposed therebetween; a valve body provided for each of the plurality of intake ports; a rotating shaft which rotates along with the valve body; and a bearing member which is disposed between the intake ports adjacent to each other and rotatably supports the rotating shaft of the valve body, wherein the bearing member includes a bearing main body having a bearing hole which rotatably supports the rotating shaft, and an arm portion which extends in a length larger than an inner diameter of the bearing hole from the bearing main body along the partition wall between the intake ports adjacent to each other and configures a bearing-side welding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiyuki OIWA, Yu SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20150027575
    Abstract: A thermal management valve module having at least one flow chamber is provided, with one or more inlet and outlet ports connected to the at least one flow chamber. A first valve body is rotatably positioned in the at least one flow chamber, and includes a fluid pathway that connects a first port to the flow chamber, which allows separate or mixed flows, or blocks the flow, based on the valve body position. A second valve body is rotatably positioned in the at least one flow chamber, and includes a fluid pathway that connects a second port, which allows separate or mixed flows, or blocks the flow, based on the second valve body position. One or more actuators can be used to independently position the first and second valve bodies. An indirect connection, which can be an epicyclic gear arrangement, allows a single actuator to independently position both valve bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Alexander Joseph Morein
  • Patent number: 8931519
    Abstract: A pin valve assembly and a method of controlling the flow of fluids comprising a pin block housing pin valves, a fluid plate with a fluid channel for fluidically communicating with the pin valves, and a fitting block housing fittings for fluidic communication with the fluid plate and for fluidic communication with fluidic components. The fluid flow through the channels of the fluid plate are controlled by the fluidic components and the pin valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Russell Keene, David R. Friswell, Mark Moeller, Charles Murphy, Theodore D. Ciolkosz
  • Patent number: 8794266
    Abstract: A valve assembly for selectively enabling discharge of fluid includes a plurality of valves that are selectively moveable between a closed position and an open position and a cam that selectively actuates the valves. The cam is moveable between a first position in which fluid is sealed from discharge by the valves and a second position in which the valves are in the open position. An electrical actuator and a manual actuator are connected to the cam, with both the electrical actuator and the manual actuator being separately operable to move the cam into the second position upon actuation. The valve assembly may further include a housing within which the valves are disposed for movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Humphrey Products Company
    Inventors: Mark W. Friedman, Robert A. Kracker
  • Patent number: 8757203
    Abstract: A gas valve unit for adjusting a gas volume flow fed to a gas burner of a gas-operated device, particularly a gas cooking appliance, includes a valve body, in which at least two valve seats of open-close valves of the gas valve unit are formed. At least two throttle points each having at least one throttle opening are formed in the valve body. The valve body includes a plurality of mutually parallel plates, with one of the parallel plates forming a valve sealing plate with the at least two valve seats of the open/close valves and another of the parallel plates forming a throttle plate with the throttle openings of the at least two throttle points. The valve sealing plate is made of a flexible material, such as plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Christophe Cadeau, Stéphane Clauss, Alexander Eisenberg, Jörn Naumann
  • Publication number: 20140137948
    Abstract: In a method for operating a fuel system of an internal combustion engine, the fuel system has a fuel tank and a ventilation device, which has at least one vent valve, for ventilating the fuel tank. The magnitude of deformation caused by an internal pressure of the fuel tank of a deformation zone of the fuel tank is ascertained and the vent valve is opened when the magnitude of deformation exceeds a limit value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventor: Harald Hagen
  • Publication number: 20140102574
    Abstract: A water valve suitable for use with a bathtub has a housing, a control bolt, an angular positioning device, an upper ceramic plate, a lower ceramic plate and a valve base. The water valve is mounted onto a water supply unit of the bathtub and used for switching between different water outlet options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: GEANN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Shih Wang
  • Patent number: 8657801
    Abstract: The invention provides a switching device for an irrigation system. The switching device provides selective communication between a supply port to which a supply of fluid under pressure can be attached and a balloon port to which a fixing balloon of a catheter can be attached, and between the supply port and a port to which a liquid reservoir can be attached. By use of a selection handle, the user can deform conduits in a pre-determined sequence and thus control an irrigation procedure by opening and closing fluid flow in various conduits. The invention further provides an irrigation device incorporating the switching device and a method of controlling a fluid flow e.g. in an irrigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Ilskov Nielsen, Jens Peter Bredholt, Alister David Morton, Klaus Sommer Ipsen, Henrik Jeppesen
  • Publication number: 20130340619
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems having a poppet valve assembly and swing adsorption separation techniques related thereto. A poppet valve includes a valve body, a plurality of static valves fixedly secured to the valve body and a single dynamic poppet valve having a plurality of openings. The plurality of static valves align and mate with the plurality of openings. The single dynamic poppet valve reciprocates to selectively open and close the plurality of static valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Robert F. Tammera
  • Publication number: 20130269788
    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 disposed inside the water divider shell. A first through hole is disposed 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 disposed on the side of the water divider shell. A second through hole is disposed 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. A third through hole is disposed on the rotated water dividing device, the bottom end through hole opening of the third through hole corresponds to the bottom end opening of the water divider shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: BEIJING KOHLER LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Junhai
  • Publication number: 20130269849
    Abstract: A valve stem may comprise an auxiliary port. Devices such as an air pressure gauge, a tire pressure monitoring system sensor, temperature gauges and one-way valves may be mounted to the auxiliary port. A valve stem with auxiliary port may be used in an automatic tire inflation system. A sleeve may be translatably mounted to the valve stem to cover and uncover the auxiliary port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: EQUALAIRE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Kevin Hennig, Peter N.M.I. Fountain
  • Publication number: 20130239998
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fitting for distributing a gas flow to two or more flow ducts, wherein the fitting has an inlet connecting piece (20) and two or more separate outlet connecting pieces (21, 22), wherein upstream of each outlet connecting piece (21, 22) there is arranged a disc valve, wherein the disc valve inserts (15, 16) of two or more disc valves are kinematically coupled, and to a method for cleaning filter elements (4) immersed in a basin (1), in particular diaphragm filters, by aeration of the filter elements by means of gas bubbles which are introduced into the basin (1) below the filter elements (4) via aerators (5), wherein a gas flow for aerating the filter elements (4) is generated by means of a blower (7), wherein the gas flow is distributed by means of a fitting to two or more aerators (5), wherein the distribution of the gas flow takes place discontinuously, such that a pulsed aeration of the filter elements (4) of varying duration takes place at irregular intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: AQUANTIS GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Brockmann, Jurgen Kunzel, Heribert Moslang, Norbert Wegmann
  • Publication number: 20130220911
    Abstract: There is disclosed a unique water treatment system which incorporates a unique primary valve. The primary valve comprises an interconnected first part and second part. The first part attaches to a water source and provides untreated water to water treatment units which are controlled by the second part of the primary valve. Untreated water flows to a first water treatment unit and subsequently through a valve to the second part of the primary valve and to use or to a second water treatment unit. From the second water treatment unit the water flows to the second part of the primary valve and to use. The second part of the primary valve has a unique bore and slideable shaft valve structure. The water treatment units can purify the water and/or add substances to the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Michael Pedersen, Freddy Vidal
  • Publication number: 20130213502
    Abstract: Provided is a pumping system which may include a tank, a pump and a valve configured to have a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the valve may be configured to allow fluid to flow from the pump to the tank and, in the second configuration, the valve may be configured to allow fluid to flow from the pump to an outside structure. Provided also is a fluid delivery device may include a tank and a pumping system configured to provide fluid to the tank and extract the fluid from the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Loren Van Wyk
  • Patent number: 8469059
    Abstract: A fluid divider valve includes a housing defining a longitudinal bore having a fluid inlet. The housing defines a plurality of outlets in fluid communication with the longitudinal bore. A valve shaft is sealingly engaged within the longitudinal bore of the housing. The valve shaft has an internal longitudinal flow passage in fluid communication with the fluid inlet of the housing. The valve shaft has a plurality of radial fluid ports formed therein which extend from the internal longitudinal flow passage to an exterior portion of the valve shaft. The valve shaft is mounted for movement relative to the housing between a first position in which the valve shaft permits fluid communication between the fluid inlet and each of the outlets simultaneously through the radial fluid ports of the valve shaft, and a second position in which the valve shaft prevents fluid communication between the fluid inlet and the outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Delavan Inc.
    Inventor: Michael John Forst
  • Publication number: 20130098490
    Abstract: A gas manifold system includes a plenum that receives a gas at a positive pressure and a manifold having at least one exit port. One or more valves are disposed between the plenum and the manifold. When opened, the valve(s) permit a stream of the gas at positive pressure to flow from the plenum into the manifold. A baffle is disposed in the manifold between the valve(s) and the exit port(s). The baffle obstructs each stream of gas entering the manifold such that the gas is reduced to substantially zero pressure in the manifold at the exit port(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: CROSSROADS MACHINE, INC.
    Inventor: Gary E. Keffer
  • Patent number: 8418720
    Abstract: A water diverting device comprises an inlet, two outlets, an upper and a lower sealing seats respectively for the outlets. The device further comprises a water diverting switch that fits with the sealing seats and used to switch over the outlets. The switch includes a sliding shaft and fixed base with a sliding through hole. The switch is provided with a retaining hook for holding the sliding shaft up and down direction. On the surface of the sliding shaft, there are the first and second stop positions for the hook part of the hook, first and second unidirectional slide channels. The switch has a spring pushing the shaft from its head towards its tail. The head of the shaft connects with a valve core, and positions of the sealing seats correspond with travel of the valve core. The water discharge direction is changed over by a diverting switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Ningbo Bosheng Plumbing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Difeng Cen
  • Publication number: 20130081727
    Abstract: A shaft body (12) is rotatable around an axial line (C-C). A first valve element (13a) is located between a first opening (11a) and a second opening (11b) and it has a first notch (13a1). A second valve element (13b) is located between first opening (11a) and a third opening (11c) and it has a second notch (13b1). By rotating first and second valve elements (13a, 13b) around the axial line (C-C) as a center (O), an operation for opening and closing first and second notches (13a1, 13b1) can be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventor: NORITZ CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8403370
    Abstract: A pipe coupling device includes a body part, fastening parts, and pressurizing parts. The body part has a multi-stepped insertion hole penetrating the central portion thereof, a stepped latching portion formed on the inner circumference of the insertion hole, and first projections continuously formed on the upper surfaces of the externally threaded portions. Each of the fastening parts has an internally threaded portion formed on the inner circumference thereof and is screwed onto the externally threaded portion, a coupling hole penetrating the central portion thereof so as to be in communication with the insertion hole, a first inclined plane formed around the boundary between the internally threaded portion and the insertion hole. Each of the pressurizing parts has a stepped foot portion formed on the outer circumference of one side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Yuk Nam Choi
  • Publication number: 20130061968
    Abstract: The invention relates to a switching device for conducting a fluid (2), comprising at least one distribution valve (7, 13) in a first fluid-conducting connection (5) between a first treatment apparatus (3) for the fluid (2) and a second treatment apparatus (4) for the fluid (2), at least one further distribution valve (8, 14) in a second fluid-conducting connection (6) between the first treatment apparatus (3) and the second treatment apparatus (4). The distribution valves (7, 8, 13, 14) each are associated with the first treatment apparatus (3) and/or the second treatment apparatus (4) and have a manually operable switching lever (11, 12, 15, 16) for switching the respective distribution valve (7, 8, 13, 14) at least between a blocking and opening of the respective fluid-conducting connection (5, 6) to the respective treatment apparatus (3, 4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Bernhard Schlichter, Manfred Deutschmeyer
  • Publication number: 20130059256
    Abstract: A gas valve unit for setting a gas volumetric flow to a twin-circuit gas burner of a gas appliance includes a valve body having a gas inlet and two gas outlets, and a control mechanism for adjusting the gas volumetric flow to at least one of the gas outlets in a multiple-stage manner. The control mechanism has a zero position in which the gas volumetric flow to the gas outlets is interrupted, and a switching position which is adjacent to the zero position and in which the gas volumetric flow is set to a maximum value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERÄTE GMBH
    Inventors: Christophe Cadeau, Jörn Naumann
  • Publication number: 20130048083
    Abstract: Described herein is a graywater separation valve assembly that includes a main body portion, valve means remotely operable by a user, a motor operatively connected to the valve means, a receiver in electrical communication with the motor, and a remote control that includes a transmitter in communication with the receiver and for operating the valve means. The main body portion includes an inlet, which, in use, is connected to a graywater source, a first outlet, which, in use, is connected to a sewer line, and a second outlet, which, in use, is connected to a graywater line. The inlet, first outlet and second outlet all comprise no hub connectors. The remote control is operable to cause graywater received through the inlet to pass through either the first outlet or the second outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Garry Sato
  • Publication number: 20130048084
    Abstract: A single actuator multi-port flow control valve composed of a plurality of generally cylindrically shaped port bodies rotatably mounted within a valve body. The port bodies are serially driven by a single actuator via a drive link system composed of a drive pin on the inferior side wall of a serial superior port body selectively abutting, during rotation, a driven tab on the superior side wall of its serially inferior port body. The position of each port body is known to an electronic controller which selectively actuates the actuator to set each port body angular position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Brian K. Bartnick, Corry W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120298898
    Abstract: The invention refers to an electromagnetic valve, in particular pressure control valve, with a magnetic part of at least an electrically controllable coil, a core and an armature provided in an armature housing and shiftably guided, and with a valve part, having at least a feed, a return and/or a consumer connection, wherein the valve part has between the feed and the return or consumer connection at least one globe valve that can be sealed by a locking part, and the armature interacts with the locking part, between armature and locking part an activation rod arranged in a penetration bore hole of the core being provided for this purpose, wherein a connecting channel, connecting the penetration bore hole with an in particular pressure-free or pressure-reduced relieving area, ends in the penetration bore hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Georg Scherer, Helmut Mang, Florian Schreiber
  • Patent number: 8286898
    Abstract: An electrostatic spraying assembly including a housing and a plurality of elongated electrode elements supported within the housing each defining a respective fluid passageway. An electrode header connectable to a high voltage source is supported within the housing in spaced relation to the electrode elements for charging the electrodes to an electrical potential by induction, and in turn, charging liquid directed through the passageways. The electrode header and a resilient valve element supported thereon are movable between retracted and closing positions for controlling the flow of fluid through the electrode passageways for discharge into an electrical field generated by an induction element supported in spaced relation to the discharge ends of the electrode elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Eric Budi Muljono
  • Patent number: 8152078
    Abstract: A faucet spray head or gun body arrangement, including a spray gun body, a spray gun press handle, a spray gun inner core tube and control means, the spray gun press handle being movably fixed on the spray gun body, the spray gun inner core tube being disposed in the spray gun body, and the control means engaging with the spray gun inner core tube and the spray gun press handle, wherein two outlet waterways are provided in the spray gun inner core tube, and the control means is provided with a movable central pin controlling and shifting the two outlet waterways of the spray gun inner core tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Yan Jianglin, Chen Ximin
  • Patent number: 8051878
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing multi-dimensional assays using a microfluidic chip is presented. The apparatus comprises of two crossing series of micro-channels on the microfluidic chip. The apparatus further comprises of a plurality of magnetic valves placed at the crossings and a guiding magnet. When an operator places the guiding magnet in a vicinity of the chip, the guiding magnet produces a proximal magnetic field gradient at a location of each of the plurality of magnetic valves. At the first micro-channel crossing, a magnetic valve controls fluid flow in the first micro-channel, and another magnetic valve controls fluid flow in the second micro-channel at the first micro-channel crossing. Each magnetic valve comprises a magnetic bead and a cavity on the chip next to a corresponding micro-channel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Emmanuel Delamarche
  • Publication number: 20100288385
    Abstract: An encapsulated valve system includes a first housing portion having a first facing surface, the first facing surface comprising a plurality of branch pathways formed as a recess within the first facing surface. The valve system further includes a second housing portion having a second facing surface, the second facing surface comprising a plurality of branch pathways formed as a recess within the second facing surface. A disposable conduit is configured to be interposed between the first and second housing portions and disposed within the recess of the first facing surface and the recess of the second facing surface. The disposable conduit is thus sandwiched between the first and second facing surfaces. A plurality of pinch valve actuators are mounted on one or both of the first housing portion and the second housing portion, the plurality of pinch valve actuators configured to pinch the disposable conduit at selective branch pathways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: ALPHABIO, INC.
    Inventors: Michael C. Gagne, Steven V. Cates
  • Publication number: 20100154906
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems for liquid flow control and beverage preparation are disclosed. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention include liquid flow control and beverage preparation capsules, pods, cartridges, pouches, systems, and modules for controlling and directing flow streams of liquid through a beverage preparation process. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention may be used in combination with or included as an integral assembly of any apparatus, method or system for liquid dispension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: LUKASZ D. SKALSKI, TIEMEN T. VAN DILLEN
  • Publication number: 20100154892
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems for liquid flow control and beverage preparation are disclosed. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention include liquid flow control and beverage preparation capsules, pods, cartridges, pouches, systems, and modules for controlling and directing flow streams of liquid through a beverage preparation process. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention may be used in combination with or included as an integral assembly of any apparatus, method or system for liquid dispension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: LUKASZ D. SKALSKI, TIEMEN T. VAN DILLEN
  • Publication number: 20100094200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved smoke evacuation device for use in laparoscopic surgeries. One improvement is a hydrophilic wick positioned within the inlet system of the smoke device for absorbing moisture and trapping surgical waste entering the smoke evacuation device. The second improvement is a multi-outlet valve inserted into the outlet system of the smoke evacuation device to enable quick depressurization of the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTEK DEVICES, INC. D/B/A BUFFALO FILTER
    Inventors: Robert O. Dean, Jay T. Kajdas
  • Publication number: 20090283166
    Abstract: The present invention is an adapter for mounting a replacement solenoid to a Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep transmission manufactured between 1993 and 2007. The adapter includes a manifold with a transverse mounting block that allows a replacement solenoid to be mounted substantially parallel to the transmission casing. A plurality of pressurized fluid passages are in fluid communication with the replacement solenoid and a factory transducer to the transmission. This adapter allows reliable aftermarket solenoid manufactured by third parties to be retrofitted on to certain Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep transmission known to have high solenoid failure rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: David E. Gott