Seats Patents (Class 251/359)
  • Patent number: 11035487
    Abstract: A body of a fluid control apparatus includes an inlet, an outlet, and a fluid flow path connecting the inlet and the outlet. A first flange surrounds the inlet and a second flange surrounds the outlet. A bore is sized to receive a control stem and a control element. An inner wall includes an outside surface, an inside surface, an area surrounding the bore, an area sized to receive a valve seat, an area surrounding the inlet, an area surrounding the outlet, and an area defining the fluid flow path. A three-dimensional lattice structure is attached to the inner wall. The lattice structure includes a plurality of connected lattice members and is integrally formed with the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: James L. Griffin, Jr., William E. Wears, Bryan J. Penkal
  • Patent number: 10895222
    Abstract: A charge forming device includes a body with a main bore through which air flows and a fuel inlet through which fuel enters the main bore. A diaphragm defines part of a fuel chamber that leads to a fuel passage. The valve body is received in the fuel passage and has a first end, a second end, a sidewall, a valve passage having an inlet into which fuel from the fuel chamber enters and an outlet from which fuel exits for delivery to the main bore, and a cross passage extending through the sidewall between the first end and the second end and opening into the valve passage. A valve is carried by the body and has a valve head received in the cross passage and extending into the valve passage to at least partially inhibit fuel flow through the valve passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Walbro LLC
    Inventors: Katsushi Habu, Tomoya Kawada, Kazuya Sasahara
  • Patent number: 10781712
    Abstract: A steam valve 10 of an embodiment includes: a valve element 32 of a steam control valve 30, the valve element 32 being provided to be movable in an up and down direction; a valve element 42 of a main stop valve 40, the valve element 42 being provided under the valve element 32 coaxially with the valve element 32 to be movable in the up and down direction; a valve seat 60 with which the valve element 32 and the valve element 42 come into and out of contact; and a guide tube 43 slidably supporting a valve rod 41 including the valve element 42, and having a flange portion 43a at a bottom side in a casing 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Yuichi Nakamura, Tomoo Oofuji, Tsutomu Shioyama, Takashi Iseki
  • Patent number: 10683870
    Abstract: This impeller cover is provided with: a machinable abradable seal section which has a shroud surface, which faces the outer peripheral surface of an impeller rotating about its axis, and which provides a seal between the outer peripheral surface and the shroud surface; a cover body which covers the impeller from the outside and which has a seal housing section for housing the abradable seal section therein; and a filling material which is interposed between the abradable seal section and the cover body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoji Okabe, Yasunori Watanabe, Isao Tomita, Takashi Arai, Hiroyuki Arimizu
  • Patent number: 10344884
    Abstract: A valve (1) comprising a first housing part (2) and a second housing part (3), the first housing part (2) and the second housing part (3) being made from a sheet metal material, and being joined by means of welding, preferably laser welding, to form a closed housing of the valve (1). An actuator (9) is arranged inside the housing for driving movements of a first valve member (7) and/or a second valve member (8), said actuator (9) being arranged directly in a flow of fluid flowing in the fluid flow path during operation of the valve (1). The valve (1) is hermetically sealed due to the welding of the housing parts (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Kurt Harck, Jens Pawlik, Sigurd Larsen
  • Patent number: 10294781
    Abstract: A pressure compensator assembly is deployed in a servo-driven mud pulser. The assembly includes a generally tubular compensator sleeve that expands and contracts in a radial direction in order to compensate for pressure differentials across the compensator sleeve. A thrust bearing arrangement is also deployed in a servo-driven mud pulser, the thrust bearing arrangement designed to protect the servo motor from reactive energy caused by servo motor stalls as the motor changes direction of rotation. A torsion bar is deployed in a drill string to protect fragile components and electronics in the drill string by absorbing and smoothing out torsion spikes in the drill string arising from stick-slip events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Gordon Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Frith, Terrence G. Frith
  • Patent number: 10281053
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a body of a fluid control apparatus using additive manufacturing, the method including forming an inner wall having an outside surface and an inside surface, an area surrounding an inlet, an area surrounding an outlet, and an area surrounding a fluid flow path, wherein the inner wall provides a fluid boundary and connects the inlet and the outlet. The method further including forming a portion of the inner wall that receives a valve seat, forming a portion of the inner wall that receives a control stem and a control element, and forming a lattice structure by depositing a solidifiable material onto the inner wall in a predetermined pattern, wherein the lattice structure is three-dimensional and includes a plurality of connected lattice members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Griffin, Jr., William E. Wears, Bryan J. Penkal
  • Patent number: 10087698
    Abstract: A variable ram packer includes a body including two contact regions. The first contact region includes a region of the body of the packer that includes a first material and a second material, layered on top of one another. The first material has an elastic modulus less than that of the second material. The second contact region includes the second material and a third material, layered on top of one another. The third material has an elastic modulus greater than that of the second material, but less than that of the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Bodhayan Dev, Aaron John Mashue, Deepak Trivedi, Jifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 9810326
    Abstract: A steam valve of an embodiment includes a casing, a valve rod, a valve element, and a valve seat. At the casing, the steam flows from an inlet into an inner space, and flows out of an outlet. The valve rod is accommodated in the inner space. The valve element is coupled to the valve rod at the inner space. The valve seat is fixed to the casing at the inner space, and includes a part where the valve element is in contact by moving together with the valve rod along an axis of the valve rod. Each of the valve seat and the casing includes a plane facing via a gap at a downstream side than a part where the valve seat and the valve element are in contact at the inner space. The valve seat has a cover part which covers the gap at the inner space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Miyako Nimori
  • Patent number: 9289037
    Abstract: Hardened cobalt alloys for forming jewelry, including finger rings as well as methods and processes for producing such alloys. In one illustrative embodiment, such an alloy can contain cobalt in an amount of from about 35 wt % to about 65 wt %, in combination with chromium in an amount of from about 16% wt to about 32 wt %, and molybdenum in an amount of from about 8 wt % to about 31 wt %. Aluminum, silicon, boron, titanium, and other hardness enhancing materials may also be present. Hot investment casting may be used to form items from the alloys, which may then be shaped or polished to a final form. Annular finger rings constructed from these materials may have a white appearance similar to white gold or platinum, may have increased resistance to scratching compared to traditional cobalt chromium rings, and may be easily be removed by cracking in an emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Zhou Yansheng, Liu Jianjun
  • Patent number: 9188117
    Abstract: A valve device for a compressor is improved to suppress noise and a decrease in compressor efficiency caused by pressure pulsations, and also to prevent degradation in compressor performance by ensuring durability. In a valve device of a reed valve structure including: a valve hole 103a or 103b formed in a valve plate 103; a valve seat 103e formed in an outer peripheral portion of the valve hole so as to protrude in a boss shape to a groove 103f formed around an outside thereof; and a valve body 151 having a proximal end 151A connected to the valve plate and a distal end 151B allowed to freely come into and out of contact with a seat surface of the valve seat, a plurality of ribs 103g extend radially from a peripheral wall of the valve seat to an outer peripheral wall of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Takahiro Ito, Yoshie Matsuzaki
  • Publication number: 20150144209
    Abstract: Valve seat (1) for a valve for a piston pump, comprising a ring (2) with a flat side and a disc (4) with a flat side received within this ring (2), wherein the flat sides of the ring (2) and the disc (4) lie in one plane, and the ring (2) and the disc (4) are coupled by at least two arcuate arms (6) extending from the side remote from the flat side of the disc (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Johannes Bruin, Harmen Bruin
  • Publication number: 20150144826
    Abstract: A valve seat at least partially formed of a ceramic material for use in a fracturing pump includes a first body and a second body. The first body is configured to be inserted into a fluid passageway of the fracturing pump. The first body has an outer diameter, D1. The second body extends radially from the first body and has an outer diameter, D2, greater than the outer diameter, D1, of the first body. The second body is at least partially formed of the ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jacob A. Bayyouk, Keith Peach
  • Patent number: 9022349
    Abstract: A solenoid valve includes a plunger, an actuating device, and an air tap assembly. The plunger is connected to the actuating device. The air tap assembly is secured to the actuating device and has a cavity. The air tap assembly includes a main body, and first and second tubes. The first tube protrudes from the main body and defines a first through hole. The main body defines a second through hole communicated with the first through hole and the cavity. The second tube defines a third through hole. The main body defines a fourth through hole extended from the third through hole and a fifth through hole extended from the fourth through hole to the cavity. The fifth and second through holes are parallel. The plunger head is used to seal the second and fifth through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Koge Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Kai Tung, Sheng-Min Yang
  • Publication number: 20150107700
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided that is suitable for use in a fuel fill line. The valve assembly may include a housing having a flange that surrounds the housing. A weld foot can be molded over at least a portion of the flange. A lip seal may be disposed between the flange and the weld foot. The lip seal includes a first lip and a second lip, and the first lip and the second lip may both be in contact with a surface on one of the flange and the weld foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Paul D. Walkowski
  • Patent number: 8991786
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to align a seat ring in a valve are described. An example fluid valve includes a valve body having a curved internal surface to receive a seat ring and a seat ring having a sealing surface to receive a movable control member and a curved surface opposite the sealing surface to engage the curved internal surface of the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventors: Lonnie Oscar Davies, Jr., David J. Westwater
  • Patent number: 8979505
    Abstract: A positive displacement pump is provided that includes a pump housing having a pump chamber; a plunger mounted in the pump housing for reciprocating motion in the pump chamber; a suction valve positioned to allow a fluid to enter the pump chamber upon movement of the plunger in a first direction; a discharge valve positioned to discharge the fluid from the pump chamber upon movement of the plunger in a second direction; and at least one sensor enclosed by the pump housing for measuring at least one pump condition parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Pessin, Joe Hubenschmidt, Erik Rhein-Knudsen, Toshimichi Wago, Nathan St. Michel
  • Patent number: 8979527
    Abstract: The gas dispensing apparatus comprises a réservoir (2) having an upper wall (5), a well (6) passing through the upper wall, and a gas dispensing device (8) located at least partially in the well (6) and having an external rigid portion (8a) facing the inner wall of the well. The gas dispensing apparatus comprises a résilient tubular élément (22) fitted into the well (6). The rigid portion (8a) of the device (8) is inserted therein. The well has an edge (34) extending outwardly and against which a stopping portion (30) of the tubular élément is flexed under action of the rigid portion of the device inserted into the tubular élëment. The flexed lower portion preferably defines an annular protubérance that prevents upward movement of the tubular élément relative to the well. A gas lighter of simplified construction and suitable for a brittle réservoir material such as amorphous polymers is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Societe Bic
    Inventors: François Bich, Michel Doucet
  • Publication number: 20150059874
    Abstract: A dual cartridge temperature control valve having a self-contained, top loading bonnet cartridge and a self-contained, bottom loading seat cartridge. The control valve body may include internally configured pressure channels configured to mate with the upstream and downstream pressure channels of a control valve actuator having internally integrated pressure channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150060718
    Abstract: A valve diffuser (3) for a valve (1), wherein the valve diffuser (3) has a valve seat (8) to make contact with a valve body. The valve seat (8) has a bushing (10) for making contact with a valve body. The bushing is formed from a different reinforced material wherein the valve diffuser (3) and preferably stellite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Ralf BELL, Isabell BÖER, Thomas FISCHER, Giuseppe GAIO, Raimund HEINZE, Markus LEGENBAUER, Damian RAZOWSKI, Thomas RIEDEL, Stanislaw RUDA, Ralf ZIWES
  • Patent number: 8950731
    Abstract: An exhaust valve structure includes: an inner cylindrical portion that forms an introducing passage of exhaust gas and that has a stay member; a valve element that closes or opens the introducing passage; and a wire mesh that is fixed to the stay member and that contacts the valve element when the introducing passage is closed. The wire mesh is formed in a shape such that a diameter of the wire mesh gradually increases toward a downstream side of the introducing passage and a load exerted on the stay member when the valve element contacts the wire mesh is distributed in a diameter-increasing direction in which the diameter of the wire mesh increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Takato Ishihata, Shuichi Kizawa, Minato Tomuro, Yoshihiko Suzuki, Arata Kobayashi, Masafumi Wada, Shigeru Fukuoka, Shigeomi Hamakawa
  • Patent number: 8944405
    Abstract: An electromagnetic hydraulic valve or solenoid having an electric plug, housing, magnetic coil, armature and armature pin, valve body and associated valve seat and valve plate and associated valve seat, the valve plate axially retained, but, freely floating laterally within the housing, such that the valve plate and valve plate seat is movable to align with the valve body and valve body seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Debora Manther, Peter Stegmann, Jens Hoppe
  • Patent number: 8915722
    Abstract: Tapered valve guide and spring retainer assemblies are described for use in plunger pump housings that incorporate corresponding outwardly flared discharge and suction bores, as well as structural features for stress-relief. Plunger pumps so constructed are relatively resistant to fatigue failure because of stress reductions, and they may incorporate essentially any style of valves, including top and lower stem-guided valves and crow-foot-guided valves, in easily-maintained configurations. Besides forming a part of valve guide and spring retainer assemblies, side spacers may be shaped and dimensioned to improve volumetric efficiency of the pumps in which they are used. The present disclosure provides, for the first time, the use of tungsten carbide valve seats, which significantly increase durability and service life of a pump, especially when abrasive fluids are being pumped, as in various oilfield operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: George H. Blume
  • Publication number: 20140367125
    Abstract: A water seat is provided for use in a fire suppression sprinkler. The water seat is movable between an inactive position and an active position. The water seat includes a generally polygonal guiding surface in limited contact with the sprinkler. The water seat is slidable relative to the sprinkler when corrosion residue is present within the sprinkler. A sealing surface is positioned adjacent the polygonal guiding surface and forms a line contact seal at an interface with the sprinkler when the water seat is in an active position. The water seat also includes a guiding portion adjacent the sealing surface and opposite the polygonal guiding surface. The combination of the guiding surface and the guiding portion maintain a generally parallel orientation of the water seat relative to the sprinkler when the water seat moves from an inactive position to an active position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Krager, Arto Huotari, Harri Mattila, Aino Oikari, Andre Jochim, Jarkko Malinen
  • Publication number: 20140339453
    Abstract: A compressor valve may include a guard and a seat affixed thereto. The seat may have an inlet surface and an outlet surface opposite the inlet surface. A reconditioning limit indicator may be defined by or adjacent the outlet surface. The reconditioning limit indicator may be indicative of a maximum amount of material of the seat removable from the outlet surface during reconditioning of the seat. The reconditioning limit indicator may be a groove defined by the outer cylindrical surface of the seat, a portion of the outer cylindrical surface of the seat adjacent the outlet surface and having an outer diameter smaller than the outer diameter of the seat, or a predetermined shape of a predetermined depth machined on the outlet surface of the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Glenn D. Hatch, Joel T. Sanford, Jeffrey Pennypacker
  • Patent number: 8864106
    Abstract: Valve seat apparatus having positive retention for use with fluid control devices are described herein. An example valve seat apparatus includes a metallic ring and an elastomeric ring coupled to the metallic ring and having a sealing surface to sealingly engage a flow control member of the fluid control device. At least a portion of an outer surface of the elastomeric ring includes an annular lip to sealingly engage an annular recess of a body of the fluid control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Alan Durant, Samuel Harold Larsen, Kenneth Roger Schimnowski
  • Publication number: 20140291567
    Abstract: An industrial component comprising a Si eutectic alloy comprises a body having a wear surface, where both the body and the wear surface comprise a eutectic alloy including silicon, one or more metallic elements M, and a eutectic aggregation of a first phase comprising the silicon and a second phase of formula MSi2, where the second phase is a disilicide phase. The wear surface comprises a resistance to erosive wear sufficient to limit transfer of, when an abrasive product is passing thereacross, at least one of the one or more more metallic elements therefrom to the abrasive product, such that the abrasive product comprises an increase in contamination level of 200 parts per billion (ppb) or less of the at least one of the one or more metallic elements M after the passage. The body may also comprise a fracture toughness of at least about 3.2 MPa·m1/2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Robert T. Larsen, Edward K. Nyutu, Vasgen Shamamian, Joseph Sootsman, James Young
  • Patent number: 8840082
    Abstract: A fluid control valve is configured in a manner that a first passage has at one end portion thereof a first port communication passage communicating with a first port, and at the other end portion thereof a first valve hole communication passage communicating with a valve hole, and the first port communication passage and the first valve hole communication passage communicate with each other. The resin valve body is provided with a valve seat support part which supports the valve seat and which is provided between the valve chamber, and the first port communication passage and the first valve hole communication passage. The valve seat support part has a valve seat reinforcement part, and the valve seat reinforcement part is formed so as to partially close the inside of the first passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: CKD Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takeda, Shinji Ikenoya, Hiroyuki Murase
  • Publication number: 20140263366
    Abstract: Sealing assemblies may include a boss, a valve, a liner that defines a containment volume of a pressure vessel, and a support member adapted to cooperate with the liner and the valve. The support member may be formed from an anodized electrically conductive support material and generally has nonconductive surfaces in contact with the valve and the liner. Annular recesses having conductive surfaces are provided in the support member, and seals formed of conductive materials or having conductive surfaces are seated in the annular recesses. Thereby, when the valve is present in the sealing assembly, electric continuity between the valve and the liner is established through the electrically conductive surfaces of the seals, the electrically conductive surfaces of the annular recesses and the electrically conductive support material in the core of the anodized support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Breuer, Axel Heise
  • Publication number: 20140264137
    Abstract: A two-stage seal, such as a ring seal for use in a pressurized process fluid line, has a dynamic sealing member and a static sealing member. The dynamic sealing member is arranged to continuously sealingly engage against a seal surface that slides along the dynamic sealing member. The static sealing member is arranged to sealingly engage against the seal surface in response to an increased process fluid pressure within the process fluid line to increase static seal pressure against the seal surface. The static sealing member is also arranged to release from the seal surface to minimize friction with the seal surface when the process fluid pressure drops and/or in response to movement of the seal surface. The two-stage seal may be used in arrangements requiring both dynamic sealing and static sealing, such as in some process control valves. A process control valve having the two-stage seal is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mark J. Linser
  • Publication number: 20140264136
    Abstract: A crankcase explosion relief valve with an external flame trap made from compressed and sintered porous metal powder. Should an explosion take place, the valve plate will lift, allowing the flame front and exhaust gasses to enter the device. The exhaust gasses exit the valve though a circular flame trap made of porous metal. The circular flame trap is of a ribbon shape as to increase the amount of permeable area on the component. Due to the narrow interconnected porosity, flames will not be able to propagate past the porous material, while the exhaust gasses are able to freely pass through. In another embodiment, the porous material component is in the form of a plurality of cups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Kafka
  • Publication number: 20140264135
    Abstract: A valve seat apparatus for use with fluid valves is described herein. An example valve seat apparatus includes a seat ring having a central passage therethrough and an outer wall. The outer wall comprises a threaded portion, having a first diameter, to engage a cage of a fluid valve. The outer wall also includes a sealing portion to capture a seal assembly between the sealing portion and a surface of a body of the fluid valve. The sealing portion has a second diameter greater than the first diameter. The outer wall of the example valve seat apparatus further includes a flange portion to capture the seal assembly between the cage and the flange portion. The flange portion extends toward the surface of the body and the sealing portion is to be positioned between the flange portion and the threaded portion. The flange portion has a third diameter greater than the second diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventor: Brandon Wayne Bell
  • Patent number: 8827244
    Abstract: Tunable fluid ends reduce valve-generated vibration to increase fluid-end reliability. Tunable fluid end embodiments comprise a family, each family member comprising a fluid-end housing with at least one installed tunable component chosen from: tunable check valve assemblies, tunable valve seats, tunable radial arrays and/or tunable plunger seals. Each tunable component, in turn, contributes to blocking excitation of fluid end resonances, thus reducing the likelihood of fluid end failures associated with fatigue cracking and/or corrosion fatigue. By down-shifting the frequency domain of each valve-closing impulse shock, initial excitation of fluid end resonances is minimized. Subsequent damping and/or selective attenuation of vibration likely to excite one or more predetermined (and frequently localized) fluid end resonances represents further optimal use of fluid end vibration-control resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Dennis W. Gilstad, Barbara C. Gilstad
  • Patent number: 8807159
    Abstract: A valve for an anti-lock brake system, wherein the anti-lock brake system is configured for controlling flow of a fluid, includes a housing defining a cavity therein and having a longitudinal axis, a valve seat disposed within the cavity so as to define a first passage for the fluid, and an armature disposed within the cavity so as to at least partially define a second passage for the fluid. The armature is translatable with respect to the valve seat along the longitudinal axis and matable with the valve seat to seal off fluid communication between the first passage and the second passage. The armature defines a surface that is substantially resistant to corrosion from the fluid, and the surface is substantially free from a coating including zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Guangling Song, Jan F. Herbst, Mark W. Verbrugge, Yar-Ming Wang
  • Publication number: 20140217318
    Abstract: A dynamic seal for sealing radially two members that are displaceable relative to each other axially comprises a sealing body made of elastomeric material having two axially spaced, radially exterior sealing lips and two axially spaced, radially interior sealing lips, and a supporting body bearing the sealing body and consisting of a harder material than the sealing body, in particular of a plastic. The supporting body possesses a radially exposed guiding portion extending between two sealing lips in the axial direction for axially guiding the movable member, and an anchoring portion opposing the guiding portion for anchoring the seal in the other member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Rausch & Pausch GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Schlick, Werner Döhla, Olaf Seewald
  • Patent number: 8794253
    Abstract: A valve having a flow control assembly with a bore having particle-deflecting features is provided. In one embodiment, the bore of a flow control assembly of a valve includes a contour shaped to deflect particles in a fluid stream through the valve toward the center of the fluid stream and away from a sealing surface of the flow control assembly. The bore may also, in some embodiments, create a Venturi effect that cleans sealing surfaces by drawing particles away from the sealing surfaces. Additional valve systems, devices, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Christophe Avdjian, Michael Dempster
  • Publication number: 20140191151
    Abstract: A seat component (17) for solids-handling equipment includes a metal seat body (32) defining an endless hardened metal seat surface (40) for a closure component (16) to seat against with metal-to-metal contact and with a solids flow path extending through the seat body (32). The seat body (32) includes an endless recess (50) spaced radially outwardly from the hardened metal seat surface (40), which has a mouth (52) and an interior (54) communicating with the mouth (52) and extending away from the mouth (52) into the seat body (32). The interior (54) of the recess (50) has at least one region (56) which is wider than the mouth (52) or which is wider than a narrower region of the recess (50) between the wider region (56) and the mouth (52). The wider region (56) is defined by at least one step-wise change in the width of the recess (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Smit Baumann, Daniel Francis
  • Patent number: 8763935
    Abstract: A nozzle of a valve includes a nozzle edge limiting a nozzle opening with a sealing surface that can be sealed or released by a nipple. Spaced apart from the nozzle edge at least one supporting surface for the nipple is provided on the nozzle. The supporting surface is spaced apart from the nozzle edge by a distance area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: SVM Schultz Verwaltungs-GmbH Co. KG
    Inventors: Johann Weiβ, Ralph Wassermann, Peter Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 8752807
    Abstract: A seat block capable of maintaining a well-fitted state of a seat portion in a simple and reliable manner regardless of use conditions. A seat portion base body (43) is provided in a housing (67) provided with a valve passage (66) and allows a piston (28) for opening and closing a valve passage (66) to be pressed on the seat portion base body (43). A spring member (23) applies an elastic force to the seat portion base body (43) such that the elastic mechanism (23) cooperates with the housing (67) to retain the seat portion base body (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kaoru Nomichi, Yutaka Suzuki, Makoto Ninomiya, Yuko Funakubo
  • Publication number: 20140124693
    Abstract: A servo pulser used to actuate a pulser valve and create pressure pulses in downhole measurement while drilling tools is described. An electric gearmotor is used to rotate a shaft which in turn operates a servo valve. A facing portion of the shaft is compressed onto the face of a servo seat having passages connected to the inside of a drill collar and the rotating action is used to open and/or obstruct a fluid path through those passages. The shaft may include wear-resistant tips to obstruct the fluid path. Part of the torque-transmitting apparatus between the gearmotor and the shaft can be hydrostatically compensated, and part sealed against the operating environment. A magnetic torque coupler may be used as part of the torque-transmitting apparatus between the gearmotor and the shaft. The servo pulser is coupled to a pulser valve, a power source and a sensor package all of which reside inside a short section of drill pipe near the bottom of well bore being drilled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Manoj Gopalan, Robert Arthur Weber
  • Patent number: 8696330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reciprocating piston pump for delivering a liquid. The pump includes a solenoid with an actuator and an outlet port. A check valve with a seat body is assigned to the outlet port for keeping a return flow of the liquid out of the reciprocating piston pump. The seat body bears an impact damping face at a front face facing away from a valve seat of the check valve, and the valve seat of the check valve and the impact damping face are made from the same elastomer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Thomas Magnete GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Ohligschlaeger, Axel Mueller, Michael Mueller, Andreas Monzen, Stefan Quast, Bernd Koehler, Michael Feckler
  • Publication number: 20140097374
    Abstract: An assembly for limiting excess flow includes a seat and a disc. The seat has an inner ring, an outer ring having a top surface tapering in a downstream direction from outer ring towards the inner ring, and a plurality of legs attaching the inner ring to the outer ring. The disc attaches to the inner ring and extends radially outwardly therefrom. The disk has an axially downstream surface that flexes into contact with the outer ring if the flow exceeds a limit around the disc, and a shoulder spacing the axially downstream surface from the inner ring to space the disc axially from the outer ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Hyun Moon
  • Publication number: 20140084202
    Abstract: A seal disk for a fluid flow control valve, such as a fluid regulator, has a body formed of elastomeric material having a first hardness at a seal face and a second hardness spaced apart from the seal face along the thickness. The elastomeric material is softer at the seal face and harder spaced away from the seal face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jason S. Mevius
  • Publication number: 20140070128
    Abstract: The present invention is directed a valve element which is intended to improve a sealing property at a time of closing a fluid control valve and to improve stability while maintaining durability for a long time period, wherein the valve element constitutes one of a valve seat surface or a seating surface and the valve element includes a concave portion formed in an opposing surface facing the valve seat surface and a resin coating film which is formed in the concave portion and contacts the valve seat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: HORIBA STEC., Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Hayashi, Tadahiro Yasuda, Kazuya Ohsa
  • Publication number: 20140070127
    Abstract: A tungsten carbide seat for high-pressure oilfield well service pumps is disclosed. A bonding agent, in conjunction with an interference tapered fit between the valve seat and fluid end housing eliminates stresses created in prior art interference fits. Three interface embodiments are disclosed: a shallow taper combined with a shoulder, a steep taper without a shoulder, and a compound surface in which the seat has an external concave surface and the housing surface that mates with the seat has a convex surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: George H Blume
  • Publication number: 20140053922
    Abstract: A main valve seat surface for engaging the piston, an outer sidewall, and an inner sidewall defining a flow passage with a first opening and an second opening, the flow passage having a reduced diameter portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventor: John R. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140054489
    Abstract: An apparatus is presented comprising a first part comprising a sealing structure, a membrane being attached to said first part and a second part being attached to said membrane, wherein said second part comprises a valve area with a first opening and a second opening, wherein said valve area is located in the area of said sealing structure, wherein said valve area is configured to allow for a fluidic communication between said first opening and said second opening and wherein said sealing structure is configured to allow for an interruption of said fluidic communication between said first opening and said second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Auemhammer
  • Publication number: 20140034155
    Abstract: Improved valve seats for pressure regulators, as well as improved pressure regulators, are disclosed. For example, in one disclosed embodiment, a valve seat may comprise a first valve seat surface; a second valve seat surface opposite the first valve seat surface; a compression seal area; and a concentric stress relief groove on the first valve seat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Fairchild Industrial Products Company
    Inventor: Andy R. Askew
  • Publication number: 20140034855
    Abstract: A valve (1) has a housing base (2) and a valve seat (18) supported by the housing base (2). An annular slide (12) is displaceable linearly relative to the housing base (2) between first and second operating positions. A sealing edge (17) of the annular slide (12) bears in a sealing manner against the valve seat (18) when the annular slide (12) is in the first operating position. However, the annular slide (12) is raised from the valve seat (18) in the second operating position to enable flow through the annular slide (12). At least one flow deflecting element (27) is provided to deflect a fluid flowing between the sealing edge (17) and the valve seat (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Dr. Ing.h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Eberle, Thomas Lenz
  • Patent number: 8636264
    Abstract: A powder metal component (34) has an outer diameter that is inserted in a bore of another component (18) during assembly with an interference fit between the two components. Ribs (30) are formed on the outer diameter of the component (34) during compaction and sintering of the component. The ribs (30) have a surface that has been compressed to a greater density than a surface (31) of the outer diameter between the ribs to produce a major diameter and effective roundness defined by high points of the ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: GKN Sinter Metals, LLC
    Inventors: Ian W. Donaldson, Michael C. Doran, James T. Young, II