With Pivoted Latch Patents (Class 251/107)
  • Patent number: 10385989
    Abstract: A securing device for a valve of a pressurized gas tank of a respiratory protection device, characterized by a securing element, which can be moved from a closed position to a flow position, especially an open position, by applying a torque, wherein at least one part of a housing serves as an abutment for the securing element when the torque is applied, wherein the valve is closed in the closed position of the securing element and can be brought spontaneously into a flow position after applying a particular torque to the securing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MSA Europe GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Kadow
  • Patent number: 8905092
    Abstract: A pressure brace device holds a gas pump handle in the open position, can store small items such as a SPEEDPASS, and can be clipped to small-gauge items such as a key ring. The pressure brace comprises a depressible plunger within a spring-loaded housing. The plunger is compressed into the housing while the brace is situated in the gas pump handle, then released. The outward pressure provided by the spring holds the handle in the open position, allowing gas to flow through the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jameg Sanders
  • Patent number: 8851446
    Abstract: A product transfer valve (1) includes a valve body (3), an inlet port (2), an outlet port (18). A safety interlock mechanism includes a segmented collar (22) with internal threads (23) for mounting the valve to a connection. A safety collar (6) is axially movable between a valve open position and a valve closed position, and causes movement of the segmented collar. An interference member (12) is supported on the cam operated mechanism (8) and engages the safety collar (6) to prevent inadvertent radial outward movement of the internal threads on the segmented collar until the safety collar is moved to the valve closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: PGI International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Spencer M. Nimberger
  • Patent number: 8651452
    Abstract: A valve having an improved multiple position notch plate providing a large number of selectable valve positions with enhanced strength, including in the travel stop limiting the range of movement of the valve handle connected to the valve member. The notch plate includes a plurality of intermediate notches extending only partially through a radial outer periphery thereof, at spaced locations along an arcuate path of movement of a detent element in connection with the valve handle. In one embodiment, the intermediate notches are disposed in radial outer tips of fingers defining a plurality of through notches extending completely through the notch plate, also for receiving the detent element for holding the handle. As a result a greater number of valve positions can be achieved, with robustness and strength to withstand hammer blows, kicking and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ultraflo Corporation
    Inventors: Corey J. Hemman, Thomas A. Linhorst
  • Publication number: 20100243930
    Abstract: Manual valve operators having a locking device are described. An example manual operator includes a lever rotatably coupled to a locking plate and has a handle that pivots between a first position to prevent rotation of the lever relative to the locking plate and a second position to enable rotation of the lever relative to the locking plate. A lockout member is removably coupled to the handle. The handle has an aperture to receive at least a portion of the lockout member. The lockout member engages a portion of the lever to prevent the handle from pivoting between the first and second positions to prevent rotation of the lever relative to the locking plate when the lockout member is coupled to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Ross E. Long
  • Publication number: 20090229682
    Abstract: A regulator valve includes a duct, a valve element, and an actuator. The duct has an inner surface defining a flow passage. The valve element is movably disposed within the flow passage between an open position, in which fluid is permitted to flow through the flow passage, and a closed position, in which fluid is restricted from flowing through the flow passage. The actuator is coupled to the valve element and at least facilitates movement thereof between the closed and open positions and locking of the valve element in an intermediate position therebetween. The actuator comprises a shaft and a locking system. The shaft is coupled to the valve element and moves therewith. The locking system is coupled to the shaft and is activated when the valve element is in the intermediate position, to thereby at least inhibit movement of the shaft and the valve element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie Fowler, Rudy Velasquez, Joe Sega, Ed Dismukes
  • Patent number: 7434750
    Abstract: A liquid spraying pistol for gardening including an external casing passed through by a channel within which a valve is slidingly housed which is biased by a spring and is operable by a start lever which is turnable between a closing position and a maximum opening position of said valve and a device for the locking/unlocking of said lever in the maximum opening position. The device is made up of a button elastically supported by the lever in such a way as to be able to provide, with the lever in the maximum opening position, a locking engagement between the lever and the external casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Claber S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco Roman
  • Patent number: 7083157
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a valve body having a fluid chamber and a fluid inlet and fluid outlet. A poppet assembly is movably disposed within the chamber and includes a poppet head. The chamber includes a valve seat and is interposed between the fluid inlet and outlet. An actuator is attached to the poppet assembly. A lock-out mechanism is connected with the actuator for placing the valve into a closed position with the poppet head positioned against the valve seat. The lock-out mechanism includes a shaft member that is movably attached to the valve apparatus. When the shaft member is in a first position, the actuator is permitted to cause desired poppet assembly movement with the valve. When the shaft member is in a second position, the actuator and poppet assembly position within the valve is fixed with the poppet head seated against the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji A. Kingsford, David R. Martinez
  • Patent number: 7021501
    Abstract: A lock for a liquid dispensing faucet lever includes a locking member that is attachable to the faucet and can be positioned in a locked position where the lever seats in a notch formed therein to prevent moving the lever from the closed position to the open position. The locking member may be attached to the faucet via an opening extending therethrough for receiving the faucet's spout, such that the locking member is rotatable about the spout. The locking member is rotatable from the locked position to an unlocked position in which the lever is not seated in the notch, allowing movement of the lever from the closed position to the open position. The locking member may be configured such that it automatically moves from the unlocked to the locked position upon movement of the lever from the open to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Ron Bauer
  • Publication number: 20020084434
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for locking a knife gate valve in a position, such as an open and/or closed position. The locking device has a pair of first posts disposed substantially parallel to the shaft. A swivel lock member is mounted to rotate substantially about the axis of the shaft and to reciprocate together with the shaft and the knife. The swivel lock member is selectively rotatable between an unlocked position at which the swivel lock member does not engage the first engageable portions and a locked position at which the swivel lock member engages both of the first engageable portions to prevent the swivel lock member from movement in at least one of the back and forth directions along the axis of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Craig A. Sowada, Richard R. Ruegemer
  • Patent number: 6347784
    Abstract: A valve having a housing from which projects a stem rotatable about an axis has an actuating assembly with an abutment ring fixed on the housing, formed with an annular slot, and having an abutment projecting radially into the slot. A knob mounted on and rotatable with the stem adjacent the ring carries a single-arm abutment lever pivoted on the knob and having an end engaged in the slot and displaceable radially between a radial outer position angularly engageable with the abutment and a radial inner position so that when the end is in the outer position rotation of the knob is blocked by engagement of the lever end and the abutment. A spring braced between the knob and lever urges the end into the outer position. A radially displaceable button on the knob engageable with the lever is radially inwardly displaceable to move the lever into its inner position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Friedrich Grohe AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartwig Philipps-Liebich, Norbert Heupel
  • Patent number: 6032922
    Abstract: A fluid flow control valve is provided comprising a valve seat inside a housing for defining a passage opening in the housing and a valve seal positioned against the valve seat for closing off fluid flow. A push rod extends from the valve seal and through the passage opening. The push rod is moveable for moving the valve seal off the seat to open the valve. The valve seal is restricted to substantially axial movement, preferably by a spring biasing the valve seal against the valve seat which spring is sized so as to engage the walls of the passage. A cam shaft rotatably mounted in the housing is provided for moving the push rod upon rotation of the cam shaft. A handle is non-rotatably connected to the shaft for rotating the cam shaft. A latch may be provided for releasably locking the handle in a position where the valve is open. A safety may also be provided on the latch arm so as to prevent the handle from being moved accidentally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Alemite Corporation
    Inventor: Jerry D. Shew
  • Patent number: 5842681
    Abstract: A swing-away hopper tee assembly for attachment at the discharge end of a hopper. The hopper tee assembly has a mounting frame for attachment at the discharge opening of the hopper. The mounting frame associates with alignment pins on a bottom side for alignment of a valve housing. The valve housing is positioned below the mounting frame and receives the alignment pins. The valve housing cooperates with alignment pins of the hopper tee. The hopper tee is pivotally attached to the mounting frame by a pair of adjustable pivot arms and extends below the valve housing. The hopper tee has a camming handle and hook assembly on the front side. The hooks extend upward and engage slots on the mounting frame. The camming handle can be locked into place securing the hooks in the mounting frame and effectively securing the valve housing between the hopper tee and mounting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: David E. Sisk
  • Patent number: 5495966
    Abstract: A fluid container plug is disclosed in which, if a button of the plug is pressed, the content of the container can be discharged by inclining the container, and if another button is pressed, the container is locked shut, so that the container can be manipulated in a one touch manner, thereby making the use of the container convenient. The fluid container plug according to the present invention includes an outer casing with its upper and lower ends open, an inner casing installed within the outer casing keeping a gap with the outer casing; a discharge path formed through the lower open portion of the outer casing and along the gap through which the content of the container is discharged. An opening/closing member is installed within the inner casing in a reciprocating manner to open and close the lower opening portion of the outer casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventor: Jea-Don Won
  • Patent number: 5435339
    Abstract: A manually operable pressure relief valve for swimming pool filter systems and the like, including a valve housing, a valve stem movable axially in the housing to open and close the valve, and a top cover that serves as an operating handle. The valve housing and the valve stem have components that cooperate to provide an axial movement from closed to fully open with only a quarter turn of the stem, and to prevent inadvertent removal of the stem from the housing. The stem must be moved deliberately through a sequence of required rotational and axial displacements to remove it. The top cover must also be manipulated in a prescribed manner to effect removal of the stem from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: KDI American Products Company
    Inventor: Joseph E. Hayes
  • Patent number: 5386600
    Abstract: An assembly with valves (16) and (20) that permits fluid flow through the invention when the foot pedal (13) is depressed. A mechanism engaged by depressing toe kick (11) will latch pedal (13) in a position where fluid flow continues after the foot is removed. Depressing pedal (13) while the latch is engaged, causes the latch to automatically disengage. When pedal (13) is released at this time, fluid flow will stop. The assembly is designed to be installed in the cabinet (3) under a kitchen or lavatory sink (4) with all elements concealed except part of pedal (13) and part of the latch mechanism, The assembly is compact by design and is easily installed by cutting a hole for the pedal (13) in the lowest shelf of cabinet (3), securing it with screws, and routing flexible hoses from the sources of hot and cold water to the invention, and from the invention to the hot and cold water connections of a standard faucet set (5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Inventor: Robert V. Gilbert, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5294091
    Abstract: A stop cock for a liquid container, comprising a substantially annular valve housing, a circular valve rotatably mounted in the valve housing, a handle mounted on an operational shaft for rotating the valve between a closed and open position, a seat mounted in the valve housing and cooperating with the valve in the closed position, characterized in that the handle (21) comprises a recess (28) for rotatably receiving a stop bush (29) that comprises a cam (30) which in the closed position cooperates with an indentation (42) of a top plate (24) arranged on a boss (9) and includes a circular passage for shaft (7), said stop bush (29) having an unround passage (33) for mounting a correspondingly formed driving shaft (34) of an unlocking lever (35), the handle (21) and the top plate (24) in a plurality of positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Keystone International Holdings Corp.
    Inventor: Alfred van Eck
  • Patent number: 5211313
    Abstract: A dispensing tap of the type which is attached to a cask or a bottle is described. The tap body having an inlet and an outlet and a valve element controlling the outlet. A small bore capillary tube is attached to the inlet of the tap and a sleeve surrounds the junction between the small bore capillary tube and the tap body and pass the length of the small bore capillary tube. The valve element and body are formed with cooperating screw threads so arranged that rotation of the valve element causes movement thereof relative to the outlet to open or close the outlet. A releasable locking means is provided for preventing rotation of the valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Waddington & Duval Limited
    Inventors: Anthony J. Lucking, Charles A. Lane, Derek L. Tyrrell
  • Patent number: 5133938
    Abstract: A lockable valve mechanism for introducing a liquid sample into an associated reaction vessel includes a valve body, and a valve member rotatably mounted thereon. The valve member is movable from an open position, wherein inlet and outlet passages of the valve mechanism are aligned for introduction of a sample into the reaction vessel, to a closed and sealed position, wherein the outlet passage of the valve body is sealed. The valve member includes a locking arrangement to prevent movement of the valve member out of the closed and sealed position after movement from the open position into the sealed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas W. Glanville, Mark J. Devaney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4809948
    Abstract: A butterfly valve assembly and method of making the same are provided wherein such valve assembly has a valve body structure and a closure structure and is provided with a new device for locking, in its closed position, a shaft assembly which is used to operate the closure structure. In accordance with another feature of the invention a new butterfly valve and method of making same are provided wherein such butterfly valve has new heat exchange devices comprising same for controlling the temperature thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Xomox Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Gardner, Gerald H. Morton
  • Patent number: 4802313
    Abstract: An abrasive blasting system which includes an improved mixing and control valve assembly together with an improved manually operable discharge nozzle assembly. The mixing and control valve assembly comprises a housing defining first and second chambers connected by a generally circular opening. An abrasive particle inlet and an outlet are formed in the second chamber. A stem extends axially through the opening between the first and second chambers to define an open annular passageway through which pressure fluid supplied to the first chamber passes in a swirling motion to mix with the abrasive particles in the second chamber and impel them out the outlet. A valve member carried by the stem is arranged for selective engagement with the outlet to stop flow through the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: ALC Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Smith
  • Patent number: 4678159
    Abstract: A manually actuated fluid flow control valve assembly and method of making same are provided wherein the valve assembly has an associated support structure and has a manually operated handle operatively connected to a closure device for the valve assembly and the handle is manually movable between an open and closed position thereof which define corresponding open and closed positions of the closure device and wherein the valve assembly has a manually releasable means which includes automatic lock means for automatically locking the handle once the handle and its closure device are in a closed position. In accordance with another embodiment of this invention an improved manually operated handle is provided for such valve assembly, and such handle has a weakened portion which assures easy shearing thereof under certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Xomox Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Gardner, Gerald H. Morton
  • Patent number: 4658857
    Abstract: A control valve utilizing the conventional dual wafer check valve, which check valve has a pair of semicircular plates pivotally mounted about a pivot rod at the adjacent straight edge surfaces thereof. The plates are mounted by hinge brackets that allow initial translational movement of the pivoted edges of the plates before the rotation about the pivot shaft, so as to provide a clearance between the seal and plates at the pivoted edges. A control mechanism simultaneously and continuously controls the rotation of the wafer plates so that each plate rotates in opposite directions but the same arcuate distance. The control mechanism has a pair of levers with one lever pivoted to the rear surface of one of the plates, while their other ends are pivoted together at one end of a linear translational clevis member. The other end of the clevis member is connected to a pivotal cam follower via a lost-motion connection to convert rotary motion to translational motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Surgeaco, Incorporated
    Inventor: Walter D. Ayres, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4538788
    Abstract: A valve mechanism for positive displacement, rotary receptacle filling machines having vertically movable valve stems operable by fixed cam tracks employs cam followers pivoted on the valve stems for movement in a vertical plane and horizontally settable means for locking them against such movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Elmar Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Everett S. Minard
  • Patent number: 4503915
    Abstract: System for distributing secondary fluid into a primary fluid, as in a fire-fighting system, including a proportioner having plurality of passages, each of which is sized for the amount of secondary fluid necessary for a particular one of a plurality of fire-fighting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Assignee: Feecon Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Gagliardo, Albert J. Pruneau
  • Patent number: 4460011
    Abstract: A control valve assembly to be assembled with a discharge nozzle of a sandblasting abrasive cleaning system or the like, comprising a valve housing having an elongated valve chamber to be connected at an inlet end to a supply conduit, a bulge formation on said housing providing a side compartment laterally communicating with the valve chamber, a circular valve seat at the discharge end of the valve chamber providing a beveled seating surface, a pivot valve member supported for movement into and from the valve chamber having a generally cylindrical valve head and beveled surface to conform to and seat tightly against the seating surface and having an elongated stem portion extending in inclined relation from the valve head, a handle controlled operating shaft journaled in the bulge formation having a linkage yoke member thereon connected to the valve member to tilt it while concurrently moving it arcuately about the shaft upon handle and shaft rotation to retract the valve member substantially fully into the s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Inventor: George H. Huber, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4240523
    Abstract: A reversible fluid pump is driven by a reversible electric motor under the control of a three position toggle switch wired for off, forward and reverse. One port of the pump is connected to a four position valve, one position of which is off. A hose to a drain receptacle or to an oil supply connects to the other port of the pump and hoses from engine crankcases connect to the three active ports of the valve. A two position valve adapts the pump for single engine use. The handle for selectively positioning each of the valves extends perpendicularly to the valve stem and when in off position aligns with the toggle. Safety latches of alternate constructions, with or without thumb screw tightening means, are each pivoted to the handle to engage the toggle and retain both the valve and toggle in off position when the system is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Inventors: Jack Nestor, Raymond Zager
  • Patent number: 4201253
    Abstract: A gas pump lever blocking member including an elongated member with a first end adapted to engage the lever and a second end adapted to engage the lever guard in a plurality of positions corresponding to varying gas flow rates through the pump. The elongated member has a stepped portion proximate its second end defining a plurality of guard engagement surfaces lying in planes disposed along an elongation axis of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Inventor: Michael J. Maloney
  • Patent number: 4147152
    Abstract: A projectile is propelled from the gun when a valve that controls the gas storage chamber of the gun is momentarily unseated, thereby admitting a short burst or charge of gas into the space immediately behind the projectile. The barrel that confines and controls the projectile during its movement out of the gun is itself driven rearwardly by spring action to accomplish unseating of the valve through an actuating stem at the rear of the barrel, and during such rearward movement of the barrel, the projectile is carried therewith so as to reduce the volume of the space behind the projectile in which the gas may expand before acting upon the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1979
    Assignee: Victor United, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl L. Fischer, Lee F. Garmon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4077601
    Abstract: An inexpensive adjustable pinch clamp or valve for use on flexible conduits carrying a fluid having an adjustable locking cam to maintain a selected closure of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Inventor: George M. Dick
  • Patent number: 4040456
    Abstract: A fabricated adapter valve for mounting on the exterior of a transportation tank for liquid, such as for instance gasoline or oil, providing for coupling with a compatible loading coupler of a loading island, for loading the liquid into the transportation tank. The adapter valve possesses a configuration defined by The American Petroleum Institute for universal coupling with loading couplers of a loading station, and includes a manually operable actuator for opening the poppet of the adapter valve, together with a sinuous-like cam configuration on the actuator for holding the poppet in predetermined open positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Inventor: Joseph H. DeFrees