Spring Patents (Class 251/321)
  • Patent number: 10619605
    Abstract: An engine system is provided that includes a compressor including an inlet upstream of an impeller and a compressor housing, a flow-guiding device including a first partition extending across a valve housing, where the valve housing defines a boundary of an airflow duct, and a valve unit including an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve coupled to a junction point between an EGR conduit and a compressor inlet and including and a flap having a recess mating with the first partition and pivoting about a mounting interface adjacent to a leading edge of the flap, a valve housing coupled to the compressor housing, where during actuation of the EGR valve a relative position between the recess in the flap and the first partition is varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Kuske, Christian Vigild, Daniel Roettger
  • Patent number: 10544030
    Abstract: The disclosed device is a multi-compartment container. Each compartment is capable of holding a different liquid. The user actuates a valve to dispense the liquid of his or her choice. The multi-compartment pitcher with selectable dispensing port eliminates spillage from the top, and eliminates fumbling over multiple and various drinks or liquids. The device compartmentalizes multiple drinks or liquids within a single container, while easily dispersing the drink or liquid from the designated bottom port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Samantha Ewing
  • Patent number: 10539353
    Abstract: A refrigerating apparatus includes a centrifugal compressor, suction and discharge capacity control mechanisms that control capacity of the compressor by changing opening degrees of the suction and discharge capacity control mechanisms, and a controller that compares a compressor-specific surge curve with an isentropic head to perform rotational speed control of the compressor, rotational speed adjustment control of the compressor in order to avoid surge, and emergency shutdown control of the compressor upon detection of surge. The compressor-specific surge curve is stored in the controller in advance, and is defined by an actual rotational speed of the compressor and opening degrees of the suction and discharge capacity control mechanisms. The isentropic head is calculated based on a suction pressure, a discharge pressure, and a suction temperature during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN APPLIED AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Umeda, Takatoshi Takigawa, Fumiaki Onodera, Nobutoshi Kozono
  • Patent number: 9617064
    Abstract: A spray head for an aerosol tank, and an aerosol tank having a spray head is provided, which includes a fluid exit valve for spraying a low-solvent fluid. The fluid exit valve of the aerosol tank defines an axial fluid exit direction. The spray head includes a capillary tube for routing the fluid and for nozzle-less spraying of the fluid. An entry end of the capillary tube is axially joined to the fluid exit valve when the spray head has been seated on the aerosol tank. An exit end of the capillary tube is open to the ambient atmosphere. In the spray head, the capillary tube runs from the entry end to the exit end in an arc of approximately 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim microParts GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Rohrschneider, Waldemar Masur, Elvira Piel, Campbell Patrick, Rüdiger Belau, Karl-Heinz Lange
  • Patent number: 9254070
    Abstract: An inlet for a vacuum cleaning system which can be mounted in a wall of a structure or in a cabinet. The inlet includes a main frame, a front plate, a door, and an electrical switch that operates the motor of the vacuum cleaning system. The inlet is mounted adjacent a floor so that an individual can clean a room by sweeping up the dirt and debris towards the present invention. The door of the inlet is then opened and the dirt and debris is swept into the present invention. When the door opens the motor of the vacuum cleaning system is turned on so that the dirt and debris is sucked into a collection container. When the door is closed, the motor is turned off. A magnet helps to keep the door in the open position and a retainer helps to keep the door in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: IVD Global Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Schlapkohl
  • Patent number: 9010720
    Abstract: Thermally compensated valve trim apparatus are disclosed. An example valve trim apparatus includes a valve plug having a recess, an insert fixed in the recess and having an opening therein. The insert is made of a material having a greater strength than a second material of the valve plug. The example valve trim apparatus also includes a valve stem having a threaded end disposed in the opening of the insert to form a valve stem connection, and a spacer operatively coupled to the valve plug and vale stem to affect a load exerted on the valve stem connection in response to a change in temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Wesley Richardson, Justin Paul Goodwin, Jesse Creighton Doyle
  • Patent number: 8857471
    Abstract: A control structure of a wall-mounted faucet includes a water outlet and a control device, wherein the control device has a control stick, a valve block, a sealing unit and a resilient unit, wherein the control stick is disposed through a through hole of the water outlet, and the valve block has two clamping ribs protrudingly located at front side of the valve block, and the clamping ribs clamp the control stick. A connecting surface is located on top of the clamping ribs, and the resilient unit covers the control stick, wherein both ends of the resilient unit are against the stopping surface of the water outlet and the connecting surface of the valve block. So, the control stick is pushed by the resilient unit to drive the valve block to escape the valve of the water outlet to avoid the water unexpectedly spraying out from the showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8827243
    Abstract: A media control valve includes a body, a plunger assembly of multiple components housed in the body with a plunger control valve cap assembly secured to the body for housing a control knob. The body and the plunger assembly include resilient seals between adjacent multiple components of the body and the plunger assembly, respectively, to permit relative movement therebetween. A diaphragm physically isolates and seals the chambers above and below. All of the plunger seals and bushings held within the sleeve. Replacement seals and bushings can be replaced and inspected with relative ease due to the accessibility at both ends of the sleeve. Component parts are assembled using resilient seals to facilitate assembly and repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Phuong Taylor Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8820710
    Abstract: The pushbutton mechanism comprises a lower part (1) and a cover (2) which are connected to each other and together constitute a house; a push bar (3) being in contact with the cover (2) and passing through an opening (5) in the lower part (1) and protruding out from that; an activation surface being on the cover (2); a biasing spring (4) between the cover (2) and the lower part (1) providing mechanic bias at the initial position of the pushbutton mechanism; and the cover (2) is able to move from its initial position when approaching relatively to the lower part (1) in response to an external pressing force. The cover (2) is formed as a single piece and is attached to the lower part (1) so that it is movable to an angled position compared to its initial position, the angled position of the cover (2) and thus that part of the displaced push bar (3) protruding out of the lower part (1) is depending on the point of exertion the pressing force within the activation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bery Intellectual Properties Szellemi Tulajdonjogokat Hasznosito es Kezelo Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag
    Inventor: Jozsef Bereznai
  • Publication number: 20140242685
    Abstract: An inlet valve charges an inner chamber of a system or sample container with liquid and has a first pipetting axis, an inlet opening, it supplies liquid by a laboratory pipette that is automatically reclosed and also has a valve body with a blocking element, a pressing part and a throat, a valve space enclosing the valve body at least partly near the throat, a spring mechanism and a sealing element. The throat connects the blocking element to the pressing part and has an open passage region which opens into the liquid passage of the pressing part and into the valve space. The spring mechanism presses a sealing surface of the blocking element against the sealing element in a closed position of the valve body. The valve body can be brought to an open position by pressing the pressing part against the spring mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: TECAN TRADING AG
    Inventors: Marina Knoppke, Nico Birkner, Thomas Iten, Markus Wiggli
  • Publication number: 20140197344
    Abstract: Embodiments of a manually operated valve for a shower installation system are described herein that include: an inlet and an outlet configured for installation of the valve along piping and a valve debit control mechanism including a valve chamber that defines a passage between the inlet and outlet, and a valve actuator that biases the valve debit control mechanism towards a closed position wherein the passage is obstructed and which is movable towards an opened position wherein the passage is opened when a triggering force is applied onto the valve actuator. The valve limits the consumption of water in a shower by automatically preventing the flow of water therethrough unless a user voluntarily triggers and maintains the opening of the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Michel Pelletier
  • Patent number: 8770442
    Abstract: An O-ring retainer is disclosed that is integral with a valve stem of a valve. The valve is intended to move in a valve chamber, which valve chamber has a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. When manually actuated, the valve moves between a first position, where it is seated against walls of the valve chamber and prevents flow through the chamber, and a second unseated position where it allows flow of the fluid through the chamber between the inlet and the outlet. An O-ring, used in conjunction with the valve and the valve chamber, is maintained in place by an outward projection from the valve stem, which projection is located just below the normally seated O-ring. Thus, if the O-ring becomes unseated, the projection, upon movement of the valve towards the seated position, bumps the O-ring back into its normal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Schroeder Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Santy, A. A. Jud Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8757592
    Abstract: An illustrative valve is disclosed that includes a valve body with a valve seat and a valve member adapted to sealingly engage the valve seat. The valve also includes an actuator operatively coupled to the valve member via a non-rigid connector, wherein the actuator is adapted for selectively moving the valve member relative to the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventor: Adrian Marica
  • Patent number: 8746501
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing valve includes a liquid dispensing portion with a liquid inlet, a liquid outlet, and a liquid passage communicating between the liquid inlet and liquid outlet. A valve member is mounted for movement relative to the liquid outlet between open and closed positions. An actuation portion is coupled with the liquid dispensing portion and includes an inflatable bladder structure. The inflatable bladder structure includes an interior adapted to be coupled in fluid communication with a source of positively pressurized air. The bladder structure may be expanded by the positively pressurized air to move the valve member to at least one of the open or closed positions from the other of the open or closed positions. Methods of dispensing liquid, such as hot melt adhesive, from the valve are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Joel E. Saine
  • Publication number: 20140124691
    Abstract: A valve device for an internal combustion engine includes a housing with an inlet and an outlet, a passage opening which fluidically connects the inlet with the outlet, a first valve-closing member which controls the passage opening, an actuator, a valve rod on which the first valve-closing member is arranged, a stop element, a spring surrounding the valve rod, and an element. A first end of the spring is supported against the first valve-closing member, and a second end of the spring is supported against the stop element. The element substantially surrounds the spring. The element comprises a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface in mutual engagement with each other. The first lateral surface abuts against the first valve-closing member and is movable therewith. The second lateral surface abuts against the stop element. The first valve closing member moves relative to the stop element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: PIERBURG GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Vitt, Osman Sari, Michael Wagner, Bernd Homeyer
  • Publication number: 20140103244
    Abstract: A self-regulated valve assembly contains a valve body which, in the lower part, has an input section for a connection to a tank intended to contain a fluid under pressure and, in the upper part, an output for connection to a pipe system. A piston is movable in the valve body along a first axis between an open position, enabling the fluid to communicate between the input section and the output, and a closed position. A spring type module is coupled to the piston and to the valve body and interacts dynamically with the piston at least after an actuation of the valve and during the entire cycle of self-regulation of the valve, imposing a positioning of the piston between its open and closed position. The spring type module is positioned beneath the lower sealing section of the piston and the dimensions of the valve assembly can be considerably reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: STEPHANE BEUCHER, JEREMY DEGRAEVE, ERHARD MAGORI, WILLIAM WEUGUE
  • Publication number: 20140083541
    Abstract: A fluid end of a high-pressure pump having a bore, a discharge bore, a suction bore, a valve cover bore, and a cross-bore intersection formed in portions of the fluid end. The bore, discharge bore, valve cover bore, and suction bore each having an opening which opens into the cross-bore intersection with the suction and discharge bores substantially orthogonal to the bore. A groove is formed in a wall of the fluid end within in the cross-bore intersection. The groove traverses a curvilinear path around an open space. The groove has a first section and a second section, each section having a first end and a second end. The first and second sections are separated by a gap proximate the bore and valve cover bore. A spring retainer is received into the groove and secured therein for pump operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: GARDNER DENVER, INC.
    Inventors: Arun Nahendra Raj CHANDRASEKARAN, Christopher Douglas DEGGINGER, Gregory David HASH
  • Publication number: 20140054486
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the disclosure are directed towards flow control valves having a casing having an inlet and an outlet, a valve body housed in the casing where it is movable in an axial direction, and a coil spring biasing the valve body toward the inlet wherein the casing has a measuring portion therein. The valve body has at its outer circumference of a front end a measuring surface to be inserted into the measuring portion. The measuring surface of the valve body has a small-diameter surface portion at a front end side, a large-diameter surface portion at a base end side and a tapering surface portion connecting the small-diameter surface portion with the large-diameter surface portion. The valve body moves depending on pressure differences between an inlet side and an outlet side in order to control a flow rate of a fluid flowing through a space between the measuring-portion of the casing and the measuring surface of the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi FUJIKI, Takashi MASUDA
  • Patent number: 8622080
    Abstract: A pressure reducer having a high pressure inlet, a low-pressure outlet and a valve having a valve seat and a cooperating movable piston valve. With displacement of the piston valve away from the valve seat, a path between the high pressure inlet and the low pressure outlet is opened. In addition, a closing force caused by a low pressure acts on the piston valve towards the valve seat during operation of the pressure reducer. A spring is also provided for the purpose of exerting an actuating force on the piston valve to move away from the valve seat in the valve opening direction. A solenoid coil is configured to exercise a magnetic force superimposed on the closing force or the actuation force acting on the valve piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & CO KG
    Inventor: Peter Pucher
  • Patent number: 8616523
    Abstract: An electromagnetically actuated valve with a valve body which is assigned to a valve seat, is mechanically prestressed in a first direction toward a first switching position and can be adjusted by means of a magnetic actuator in a second, opposite direction into a second switching position is disclosed. The valve body has a planar contact surface which can be brought into sealing contact with a surface of the valve seat, which surface is planar at least in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Duerr, Joerg Weingart, Peter Schwaderer
  • Publication number: 20130341549
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radial sliding seal component, particularly for use in metering devices, such as syringes and pipetting piston-cylinder arrangements, comprising a sealing component working together with at least one pretensioning component, wherein the sealing component comprises a sealing segment extending in the axial direction and in the circumferential direction, on which a sealing surface facing in a first radial direction for sealing and sliding contact in at least the axial direction is formed on a working surface extending in the axial direction and in the circumferential direction, and on which a pretensioning surface extending in a second radial direction opposite to the first is formed for engaging with the pretensioning component for transferring the radial pretensioning force, wherein the pretensioning component comprises a spring carrier and a plurality of separately formed radial spring segments compliantly supported at least in the radial direction on the spring carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Hamilton Bonaduz AG
    Inventor: Klaus LECKEBUSCH
  • Publication number: 20130306172
    Abstract: A combined balancing and control valve suitable for use in a hydronic system is provided, including a chamber enclosing a plug (6, 10, 16, 15), a seat (13) and a cam and pinion mechanism (20-28) for adjusting the separation of the plug (6, 10, 16, 15) and the seat (13). Pressure ports (42, 43) are included for monitoring the rate of fluid flow across the separation. The cam and pinion mechanism provides a motion transformation (20-27) operable by an actuator (28) to control the motion of the valve plug (6, 10, 16, 15). The valve plug motion provides a favorable change in conductance of the valve for a given change in the actuator position. The actuator (28) is calibrated in increments which correspond to incremental changes in the conductance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: TA HYDRONICS S.A.
    Inventor: Peter Volovec
  • Publication number: 20130221255
    Abstract: A solenoid fluid control valve having a valve body containing a solenoid coil, a fluid channel, and a seat, each coaxially disposed about a central longitudinal axis of the body, and a one-piece armature of MRE material. The armature is disposed within the fluid channel and magnetically actuable to seal against the seat, with operation of the solenoid coil actuating the armature with respect to the seat to alter the closure state of a fluid port. Also, a fluid check valve having a first valve body part defining a seat, a fluid port, and a first portion of a fluid chamber, with the seat including a permanent magnet element disposed adjacent the fluid port proximate the fluid chamber. A one-piece armature of MRE material is disposed across the fluid port and magnetically sealable against the magnet element. The armature and magnet element are configured to create a preselected magnetization offset pressure portion of a valve cracking pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Vernay Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20130207012
    Abstract: A pressure balanced solenoid operated valve includes a solenoid portion having a coil in a coil retainer. A valve member portion defines a body connected to the solenoid portion. A slidable valve member in the body has opposed first and second ends and a shoulder between the ends. The first end with the coil energized is magnetically drawn toward the coil retainer moving the valve member between a valve closed and a valve open position. A pressure equalizing passage extends in the valve member from the second end. An inlet passage communicates a pressurized fluid at a valve inlet port to the pressure equalizing passage. A connecting passage communicates between the pressure equalizing passage and the shoulder. The pressurized fluid in the pressure equalizing passage acts against the second end and equally and oppositely against both the shoulder and the first end in both the open and closed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: MAC Valves, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Williams, Eric Paul Janssen
  • Patent number: 8505396
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device for transferring fluid into or out of a fluid vessel, such as a tank, and is particularly useful in transferring fluids with particulates or high viscosity in a substantially aseptic, hygienic, or sterile manner. The device has a body with an elongate passage extending through the body. The body has a proximal end and a distal end. A longitudinally displaceable substantially hollow substantially hollow shaft is disposed in and extends along the passage in the body. A plug sealing the passage is at a first location. A diaphragm sealing the passage is at a second location intermediate the plug and the distal end of the passage. The shaft extends through and is secured to the diaphragm and has a fluid transfer opening between the diaphragm and the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Allpure Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Zumbrum
  • Publication number: 20130189143
    Abstract: A differential pressure regulating valve is disposed in a fluid passage. The differential pressure regulating valve includes a valve chamber, a valve hole, a valve body, a support member and an urging member. The valve chamber is formed in the fluid passage and having a cylindrical shape. The valve hole is formed in the fluid passage as an opening which communicates with the valve chamber. The valve body is disposed in the valve chamber and adapted to open and close the valve hole. The support member is fixedly mounted to the valve chamber and extending across flowing direction of the fluid in the valve chamber. The support member has a communication passage for fluid communication between a first valve chamber and a second valve chamber. The urging member is disposed between the support member and the valve body for urging the valve body toward the valve hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
  • Publication number: 20130126771
    Abstract: An air valve connecting device or attachment includes a housing having an inlet mouth, a gasket engaged into the housing for engaging with an inflation valve, a casing engaged in the housing for compressing the gasket to grasp the inflation valve to the housing, and the casing includes a compartment communicative with the gasket for engaging with a valve piece which selectively blocks the casing, a spring biases the valve piece to engage with the casing, an actuator is engageble with the casing for compressing the gasket to grasp the inflation valve to the housing, and the actuator includes a valve member for preventing an air leaking problem from being occurred by the inflation valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Publication number: 20130087732
    Abstract: A pressure regulating valve controller includes a housing. A piston having a surface portion is arranged in the housing. A spring seat is arranged in the housing adjacent the piston. The spring seat includes a surface section. A diaphragm is arranged in the housing between the surface portion of the piston and the surface section of the spring seat. The diaphragm includes an opening. A diaphragm retention device is arranged in the opening of the diaphragm. The diaphragm retention device is configured and disposed to contact each of the surface portion of the piston and the surface section of the spring seat to reduce forces on the diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Labrie, Marc E. Gage, Adam Faass, Linda S. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20130056669
    Abstract: A valve rod is accommodated in a valve chest which is in communication with a plurality of ports, the valve rod has a round poppet valve disposed between a supply valve seat and a discharge valve seat, an annular protruding wall is formed on a side surface of the poppet valve, the protruding wall has a circumference surface including a cylindrical surface extending in parallel with an axial line of the valve chest and an inclined surface which enables the base end of the cylindrical surface to be smoothly continuous with the side surface of the poppet valve, and the cylindrical surface has a diameter smaller than that of the poppet valve and larger than that of a narrow portion of the valve rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsumura, Masanori Kaitsuka
  • Patent number: 8371554
    Abstract: Stem-actuated two-way valve for precise, intermittent and repeatable delivery of fluid and/or gaseous substances from high pressure sources. A dual purpose o-ring functions as a valve seat and separates high pressure segments from low pressure segments. The novel valve stem system allows precise delivery of desired liquids and/or gases regardless of valve stem travel within a defined travel length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Beswick Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Treadwell, Dale D. Ames, Margaret E. Tomaswick, Siang Kiang Chan Beswick
  • Publication number: 20130015385
    Abstract: A poppet valve with an integrated dampener is disclosed. In some embodiments, the valve includes a poppet guide with a stem and a hollow poppet is disclosed. The hollow poppet receives the poppet guide stem therein, thereby defining an internal cavity. The poppet is movable relative to the poppet guide to adjust the volume of the internal cavity. The poppet is also moveable relative to a valve seat between a seated position and an unseated position. The poppet may include a body with a seal groove and an elastic seal disposed within the seal groove. The seal is configured to engage the valve seat prior to the poppet body when the poppet moves toward the seated position. The valve may include a poppet guide pivot system that enables pivoting of the poppet guide and the poppet relative to an axial centerline of the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, LP
    Inventor: ADRIAN MARICA
  • Patent number: 8348228
    Abstract: A high pressure metering valve has a valve element with a closing portion, a metering portion and a rapid return portion. The closing portion seats against a corner seat at the end of a valve bore in which the metering portion has a close sliding fit. When the element is unseated, a flow rate can be metered depending on the overlapping length of the metering portion in the valve bore. At the opposite end of the metering portion, the rapid return portion is undercut to be of smaller area than the metering portion to provide a full open state for rapid fluid return.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Actuant Corporation
    Inventor: Roger R. Pili
  • Patent number: 8319947
    Abstract: An operating valve of the present invention is a differential pressure operating valve 100 for performing a vacuum suction of a substrate, the operating valve comprises a body 4 having an opening which is provided at an exhaust side for exhausting an air from an inside to an outside and is opposed to a suction side for sucking the air from the outside to the inside, a valve 8, and a spring 9 whose one end is connected with one of the suction side and the exhaust side of the body 4 and the other end is connected with the valve 8. The spring 9 is configured to stretch or compress in accordance with a differential pressure between the suction side and the exhaust side, and the valve 8 is provided with at least one hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Eki, Shiro Sakai
  • Publication number: 20120256111
    Abstract: Provided in some embodiments is a system that includes a split gate valve including first and second gate sections coupled together and configured to move together within a cavity of the split gate valve between an open position and a closed position. The split gate valve includes a rolling actuator to reduce friction and to convert a rotational input into a linear motion to move the first and second gate sections between the open and closed positions. In other embodiments is provided a method that includes converting a rotational input into a linear motion to activate a split gate valve via a rolling actuator. The method also includes seating first and second gate sections of the split gate valve against opposite first and second seats to provide a double seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Loc Gia Hoang, Christopher Jude Gerace
  • Publication number: 20120248362
    Abstract: A pressure relief valve for use in regulating discharge fluid pressure of a pump includes a casted, metal material housing including a passage therein along a longitudinal axis and inlet and outlet ports substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and each having walls that are at an angle less than perpendicular to the longitudinal axis wherein the angle of the wall from being perpendicular to the longitudinal axis is substantially equal to the draft angle from the casting of the housing. A first wall of the outlet intersects with the wall of the passage of the pressure relief valve. A valve body disposed in the passage is movable in the passage against the biasing force of a spring biasing the valve body in a first or closed direction wherein the inlet port and the outlet port are disconnected, until the force at the inlet applied to the valve body overcomes the biasing Force of the spring and the inlet fluid is communicated through the passage and to the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: MAGNA POWERTRAIN INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Williamson
  • Publication number: 20120248363
    Abstract: A poppet valve assembly is structured divided into a seat portion and a seat retaining portion. A spring is contained within an interior space between the seat portion and the seat retaining portion, where a poppet valve is held between the seat portion and the seat retaining portion in a state biased by the spring. The poppet valve is provided with a through hole for connecting a chamber that contains the spring and a discharge air duct of a spool, and a fine connecting duct for connecting the through hole and an output air pressure chamber. The chamber that contains the spring is separated from a supply air pressure chamber by an O-ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: YAMATAKE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohsuke Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20120241658
    Abstract: A back pressure regulating valve includes a valve body having a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, a central bore, a bonnet housing a load spring operatively coupled to a diaphragm, and a chamber in flow communication with the fluid inlet. A valve cartridge includes a housing sized to fit within the central bore and including a first portion, a second portion, a valve guide, and a flow passage. A valve seat is disposed in the housing, and a valve plug is shiftable between an open position permitting flow and a closed position preventing flow. The valve plug engages a valve guide, and a spring biases the valve plug toward the open position. A retainer is disposed adjacent the first portion of the housing and engages a portion of the valve plug to retain the valve plug in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: TESCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jason D. Clifford
  • Publication number: 20120228536
    Abstract: An inlet valve for a central vacuum cleaning system having a central vacuum motor connected to a piping network, is disclosed. The inlet valve includes a main body having an air inlet passageway formed therethrough and a pipe connector to connect the air inlet passageway of the inlet valve to the vacuum piping. An outer door is provided which is pivotally mounted to the main body on an opposite side to said connector and an inner door is provided which is pivotally mounted to said main body at one end between the outer door and the main body and seals the air inlet passageway when the inner door is in a closed position. A releasable latch is operatively connected to the outer door to keep the outer door and the inner door closed on the front of the valve when the inlet valve is not in use and a spring is provided to cause the inner door and the outer door to open upon the latch being released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: CANPLAS INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventor: Rick Alan Parkinson
  • Patent number: 8261424
    Abstract: A spring plunger for insertion into an aperture, the spring plunger including a body having a recess and a proximal opening to the recess surrounded by a chamfered rim with the chamfered rim extending at least partially across the recess. A coil spring and plunger are retained within the recess, with the plunger abutting the coil spring and contacting the chamfered rim. Also, a method of manufacturing a spring plunger and a method of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Northwestern Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: James Thomeczek, Scott Williamson
  • Publication number: 20120217428
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a valve seat having a valve opening therein. A valve plate is configured to sealingly engage the valve seat in a closed position for closing the valve opening to thereby close a fluid path through the valve assembly, the valve plate being biased toward the closed position by a first spring. An actuator plate can include an inlet opening therein, the actuator plate being biased in a direction away from the valve plate by a second spring. A member includes a first end fixed to the actuator plate, an interior passage in communication with the inlet opening in the actuator plate, and a second end engageable with the valve plate when a portion of the member passes through the valve opening of the valve seat, wherein the valve plate is configured to open in response to direct fluid pressure when fluid is guided to the valve plate by the member or when fluid pressure on the actuator plate is transmitted to the valve plate via the member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Thomas Andrew JOHNSTON, Joseph Chapman, Ian Cowen
  • Publication number: 20120217427
    Abstract: A trip cock device includes a housing, a cam dog, a handle engaging the cam dog, a piston assembly at least partially received within the housing, and a fault detection valve secured to the piston assembly. The piston assembly includes a piston and the fault detection valve is configured to open and close. The fault detection valve engages the cam dog when closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: WABTEC HOLDING CORP.
    Inventor: Robert N. Scharpf
  • Publication number: 20120199778
    Abstract: An on-off valve contains a body including an air-inflow segment and an air-outflow segment disposed on two sides thereof respectively; a valve structure including an inlet with a small diameter fixed on and communicating with the air-inflow segment and a hole with a large diameter formed on and not communicating with the air-inflow segment, wherein the hole includes inner threads proximate to an opening of the hole, the valve structure also includes a nut having outer threads, the outer threads of the nut screw with the inner threads of the body to position the valve structure, thus connecting the on-off valve together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: YEN HUI HUANG
  • Publication number: 20120199772
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a solenoid valve for brake systems which improves an assembly structure of components constituting the valve to enhance durability and control performance of the valve. The solenoid valve includes a sheet housing, a valve sheet, a sleeve, a magnetic core and an armature, the armature includes an upper body and a lower body separated from each other, the upper body is formed of a magnetic material and has an external diameter corresponding to the internal diameter of the sleeve so as to be guided and moved forward and backward within the sleeve, the lower body is formed of a non-magnetic material, is provided with an opening and closing part to open and close an orifice of the valve sheet, and elastic members to press the upper body and the lower body in the facing directions to move the upper body and the lower body together are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Yong Kap Kim, I Jin Yang, Hyun Jun Kim, Dong Yo Ryu, Jong Young Park
  • Patent number: 8235356
    Abstract: An air valve for a paint gun includes a closure member configured for fitting in a valve chamber of a paint gun, which valve chamber intersects an air flow chamber of the gun. The closure member having two sealing points which, in use, when the valve is in its closed configuration, seal against an inner surface of the valve chamber at opposing sides of the air flow chamber thereby closing the airflow chamber. The valve further includes a conduit passing through the closure member providing fluid communication between the first and second sealing surfaces, and a biasing element for biasing the closure member into the closed position when no external load is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: ITW Limited
    Inventor: John Rogers
  • Publication number: 20120187321
    Abstract: A valve assembly for use in high pressure pumps is designed for easy replacement for example in the suction inlet here for a high pressure pump. The design utilizes a combination of screw threads and a locking member to provide structural strength for the valve to be placed in and withdrawn from the inlet bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: FRAC TECH SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Tony M. Small
  • Publication number: 20120181289
    Abstract: A plastic keg includes a liner including a neck portion and a body portion. A lid having an opening is disposed at least partially over the liner. A retainer is secured to the neck portion of the liner and aligned with the opening in the lid, the retainer including external threads. A locking ring having internal threads is secured to the external threads of the retainer. The internal threads of the locking ring and the external threads of the retainer include a ratcheting mechanism permitting attachment of the locking ring to the retainer and inhibiting removal of the locking ring from the retainer, the locking ring contacting the lid. A beer keg valve assembly includes a port having a head portion having a convex upper surface and at least one leg extending downwardly from a lower surface. The leg includes a stop surface projecting radially outward further than the head portion. A piston defines an opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Wayne Matthew Hansen
  • Publication number: 20120175385
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a dispenser for fluids includes a housing having at least an inlet opening and an outlet opening and a further opening connected or connectable to a fluid displacement mechanism, and a valve member comprising two parts translatably disposed within the housing, a first part for closing and opening the inlet and a second part for opening and closing the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Fluid Management Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Marcus Johannes Voskuil
  • Publication number: 20120152629
    Abstract: A load lock valve for a hydraulic system is disclosed. The load lock valve may have a block with a first bore, and a body disposed within the first bore. The body may have a second bore, and first and second first radial ports in fluid communication with the second bore. The body may also have a valve seat, and a poppet disposed within the body. The poppet may have a nose end, a control end, a balance passage extending from the control end toward the nose end and terminating short of the nose end, and a third radial port in fluid communication with the balance passage. The load lock valve may further have a spring configured to bias the poppet toward the first opening. The control end of the poppet is fluidly communicated with the first radial port when a sealing surface at the nose end is against the valve seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel T. MATHER, Daryl J. Belshan
  • Publication number: 20120145935
    Abstract: A valve cartridge for a magnet valve includes a capsule, a valve core, a valve body, a lower valve part and a flat filter. The valve core has a first end and a second end. The first end is inserted into the capsule. The valve body has a main valve seat. The valve body is inserted into the second end. The lower valve part is axially supported on the valve core and includes a nonreturn valve. The nonreturn valve includes a nonreturn valve seat and a nonreturn valve closing element. The flat filter has an inserted filter screen for filtering dirt particles. The filter screen is connected to the lower valve part. The nonreturn valve seat is placed in the lower valve part. An opening stroke of the nonreturn valve closing element is limited by an abutment contour arranged on the flat filter level with the filter screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Joerg Fricke-Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120138828
    Abstract: An on-off flow valve extends along an axis and has a valve body through which a supply duct and a delivery duct pass; a main shutter assembly; and a cover fitted to the valve body by means of a snap-on coupling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Andrea Foglia