With Particular Outlet Or Inlet Patents (Class 251/153)
  • Patent number: 8979067
    Abstract: A valve insert for a valve cartridge of a solenoid valve, wherein the valve insert is produced as a one-piece, slotted sleeve from a sheet metal strip and has at least one radial bore as an inlet and/or drain opening of a fluid flow and to a corresponding valve cartridge or to a solenoid valve having such a valve insert and to a method for producing a valve insert. The at least one radial bore is designed having a trumpet-shaped geometry in order to specifically influence the flow characteristics of the fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Dinerman, Friedrich Mueller, Anton Fritz, Dirk Foerch, Joerg Fricke-Schmidt, Elmar Vier
  • Publication number: 20130146159
    Abstract: A flow controllable connector for home appliances, which diverges or extends a passage of fluid by fastening an inlet having a first passage and an outlet having a second passage to tubes using fastening devices. The connector includes a control device disposed between the inlet and the outlet in order to prevent the fluid from flowing back as well as to control a flow rate. The control device performs both the function of preventing the fluid from flowing back and the function of controlling the pressure of the fluid. This makes it possible to prevent an electric/electronic sub-assembly from malfunctioning or abnormally operating, thereby increasing the longevity and reliability thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Gwan Ho RO
  • Patent number: 8382565
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to ventilation systems and methods, and more particularly to selectively configurable climate control systems and methods for use in data centers and the like. A device includes a support element and a plurality of ducts connected to the support element. The device also includes a manifold in fluid communication with each one of the plurality of ducts and a plurality of valves. Each respective one of the plurality of valves is associated with a respective one of the plurality of ducts. Moreover, there is at least one actuator operatively connected to the plurality of valves, which is structured and arranged to individually actuate each one of the plurality of valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Vincenzo V. Diluoffo, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Michael D. Kendzierski
  • Patent number: 8104112
    Abstract: A portable solar shower includes two detachable water reservoirs. One of the reservoirs may be coupled to a water source and includes a diverter valve regulating the flow and temperature of water spayed by a shower head, and the other reservoir has a port for coupling to the shower head. When the solar shower is not in use, the reservoirs may be separated from one another to form a compact package adapted for storage or transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventors: Jyh-Hsin Tsai, Huai-Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20100258754
    Abstract: Valves comprise a valve body having a gallery coupled to an inlet and an outlet to facilitate a fluid flow therethrough. A plug is moveably disposed within the valve body and a seat ring assembly may be coupled to the outlet of the valve body. At least one circular motion inducement feature is positioned in a portion of the valve body, the seat ring assembly, or both. The at least one circular inducement feature is configured to induce a circular motion in a fluid flow through the valve. Methods of creating a circular flow in a fluid flowing through a valve are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Bradford Haines
  • Patent number: 7604217
    Abstract: An electrolysis-resistant coupling assembly for a valve within a fluid line. A line flange within the line includes a first mating surface and a fluid passageway therethrough. A valve flange downstream from the line flange includes a second mating surface. The valve flange has an aperture passing therethrough with first and second bores forming a lip. A valve coupler has an upstream end provided with a coupler flange having a third bore. A substantially non-compressible, non-metallic captive ring is interposed between the lip, and the flange and body of the valve coupler. Bolts and nuts assemble the valve flange to the line flange with a gasket therebetween, compressing the lip against the captive ring and the coupler flange. The valve is either sweat fitted or threadably attached to the downstream end of the valve coupler. Various configurations for the valve flange, the captive ring, and the valve coupler are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Grundfos Pumps Corporation
    Inventor: Ken Lum
  • Patent number: 7404542
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a valve for a flexible plastic container and more particularly to a valve for dispensing particulate containing liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Rapak, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Smith, Michael L. Wilford
  • Patent number: 6935613
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flanged ball valve device which can be connected, as an integrated compact unit, to a pump at the valve flange end of the device by means of an integral flange and to various types of piping systems at the pipe end of the device by means of a pipe connector attached to the integrated valve housing of the device. The integral flange of the device is compatible with a variety of different sized pump flanges by virtue of a plurality of slotted bolt holes present in the integral flange. The valve handle provided in the present invention for opening and closing the spherical valve ball valve of the device is preferably U-shaped, thereby allowing increased surface area for insulation material of relative thickness to be wrapped around the integrated valve housing without disturbing handle rotation or covering the handle from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Oslin Nation Co.
    Inventor: Leslie M. Ward
  • Patent number: 5718125
    Abstract: A solenoid operated valve for supplying a liquid refrigerant has an inlet port, or outlet port and a valve port therebetween, the outlet port having a restricted opening equal to or smaller than the opening of the valve port, a capillary tube in the outlet port, and a passageway between the valve port and the outlet port having a small volume capable of substantially preventing expansion of liquid refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Rocky Research
    Inventors: Dennis M. Pfister, Charles M. Byrd, Tom Rand
  • Patent number: 4092803
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed which provides for the efficient self-watering of plants from a moving flow of water in a display unit tray. The watering apparatus includes an interior upright drain conduit disposed within the tray. This conduit includes drain aperatures providing a continual first flow of water from the tray. A cap including a top and a skirt extending downwardly substantially perpendicular to the top is disposed on the conduit and is movably adjustable thereon. A plurality of aperatures extend through the skirt of the cap and communicate with the conduit to provide a selectively varied record flow of water from the tray in conjunction with a relieved portion on the conduit which selectively communicates with the plurality of aperatures extending through the skirt of of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Inventor: Thomas H. Naylor