Bodies Patents (Class 251/366)
  • Patent number: 10001788
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a relief valve body arranged for connecting to a pressure vessel. The relief valve body includes an inlet configured to connect to a pressure vessel and an integrated nozzle downstream from the inlet and extending along an axis. The integrated nozzle includes a nozzle exterior surface, a nozzle bulb, and a valve seat and defines a nozzle expansion region. The relief valve body further includes a redirecting pallet, a valve interior surface having at least one ramped portion downstream from the integrated nozzle and redirecting pallet, and an outlet downstream from the at least one ramped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Vulcan Holding LLC
    Inventors: Michael McNeely, Michael Marcellus, Stephen Simpson
  • Patent number: 9714587
    Abstract: A bridge assembly is disclosed for use with an internal combustion engine. The bridge assembly may have a valve bridge, a cylindrical housing disposed within the valve bridge, and a plunger disposed in the cylindrical housing and protruding from the valve bridge. The bridge assembly may also have a valve housing, a post located inside the valve housing, a plurality of obliquely angled ports passing through a straight annular wall portion of the valve housing, and a plurality of radially oriented ports passing through a tapered annular wall portion of the housing. The bridge assembly may further have a valve seat disposed at least partially inside the plunger, a ball disposed within the valve housing and movable between a distal end of the post and the valve seat, a first spring disposed over the post, and a second spring disposed within the cylindrical housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: David Andrew Cyborski, John Stephen Pipis, Jr., Edwin H. Langewisch, Sanjay Kumar
  • Patent number: 9669669
    Abstract: A structurally simple tire monitoring system for a vehicle, for establishing tire-specific parameters, includes a valve stem with an attachment section, a fastening element and a tire air pressure sensor with a housing that has a mounting region. When the fastening element is in a locking position, the attachment section and the mounting region are releasably connected to one another using the fastening element. This is achieved in that the mounting region of the fastening element is movably supported between the locking position and an unlocking position, in which the mounting region and the attachment section can be released from one another. An elastic latching element is provided, which allows a movement of the fastening element relative to the housing toward the unlocking position, counter to a pressure exerted by the latching element. The latching element presses the fastening element into the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Igor Gorenzweig, Stefan Moenig, Yevgen Dementyev, Sven Arnoldo, Axel Dussinger, Benedikt Gamer
  • Patent number: 9494243
    Abstract: A control valve actuator assembly having internally configured pressure transducers and associated pressure channels internally integrated within the yoke of the actuator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Profire Energy, Inc
    Inventors: Mark R. Loveless, Melvin Hal Parks, Justin W. Hatch
  • Patent number: 9404592
    Abstract: A diaphragm valve which can solve problems of a disc-shaped diaphragm, wherein the amount of deformation is significant and dust is liable to be generated, that the change in volume in opening and closing of the fluid channel is significant, and that a pressure receiving surface area of the diaphragm at the time of channel closure is provided. A diaphragm is formed of a synthetic resin and, a cylindrical portion fixedly fitted on a valve rod, a bottom wall portion closing a lower end opening of the cylindrical portion, a flange portion provided at an upper end portion of the cylindrical portion, and a projecting portion provided at a center portion of the bottom wall portion and facing an upper end opening of a fluid inlet passage. A vertical cross-sectional shape of an axially intermediate portion of the cylindrical portion is formed into a substantially arcuate shape projecting radially outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hisatoshi Akamoto, Makoto Abe, Kunio Ueda
  • Patent number: 9289819
    Abstract: A push fitting for a valve includes a body having a longitudinal axis along which a fluid can flow, the body defining an opening at a first end of the body. A push fitting assembly at the first end of the body includes a housing. The housing includes a first end which is integrally formed within a wall of the opening at the first end of the body and a crimpable second end which extends longitudinally beyond the first end of the body. The housing also includes a crimpable material such that the second end of the housing is crimpable to capture elements of the push fitting assembly at the first end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: James A. Janousek
  • Publication number: 20150145287
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention there is provided a method of manufacture of an assembly comprising: forming an assembly by coupling a first component (150) to a second component (110) in spaced apart relationship therewith by means of coupling means (131); providing thermally activated seal means between the components, the first component, second component and seal means being arranged such that a gap exists between the first and second components allowing fluid flow therethrough; and subjecting the assembly to heat thereby to cause the seal means to expand and bridge the gap between the first and second components thereby to form a fluid tight seal between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventors: Neil Harwin, Gary Moyce
  • Publication number: 20150137021
    Abstract: An interference fit, replacement valve guide has a tubular body with one or more annular grooves formed circumferentially about an exterior surface. An elastomeric O-ring is contained within each annular groove. Each O-ring has an outer surface that extends beyond the outer surface of the valve guide. When the replacement valve guide is press fit into a cylinder head valve guide bore, the O-rings are compressed, forming a fluid tight seal between the valve guide bore's inner surface and the replacement valve guide's outer surface, thus preventing the contamination of engine cooling fluid with engine lubricating fluid, and vice-versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Ted Marishak, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150129071
    Abstract: A rotary shear valve having three-point stator seating is provided. Three contact points are predetermined between a bottom of the stator and a valve body rim and three clamping pads may also be predetermined. The three clamping pads and the three points of contact between stator and the valve body rim are corresponding and aligned when the rotary shear valve is assembled so that the clamping or compression forces on both sides of the stator directly oppose one another, thereby effectively canceling each other. In one embodiment, the stator includes three contact points on the bottom surface proximate the periphery of the stator to contact the valve rim and a gasket includes three clamping pads proximate the periphery of the gasket web to apply a compression force on the top surface of the stator above the three contact points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.
    Inventors: Edward Francis Farina, Nicholas Michael Shmel, JR.
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9010366
    Abstract: A port shield assembly includes a cup, a fitting, and a retaining pin. The cup includes a top with a hole, a sidewall, a cavity defined by the top and the sidewall, and a side port in the side wall. The fitting includes a body with a first end and a second end, a flange at the first end, and a central bore extending from the first end. The fitting also includes a port that communicates with the central bore, and a cross bore near the second end. The fitting extends through the hole of the cup and a retaining pin is disposed in the cross bore to retain the cup between the first end and the second end of the fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Francis P. Marocchini, Scott J. Beloncik
  • Patent number: 9004452
    Abstract: Valve bodies having integral boost reducing capability are described herein. An example fluid regulator includes a body having a main passageway defining an orifice to fluidly couple an inlet and an outlet where the main passageway defines an inlet volume boundary between the inlet and the orifice and an outlet volume boundary between the orifice and the outlet. A portion of the outlet volume boundary includes an inner wall adjacent the orifice. A valve plug is disposed within the second portion of the passageway such that the inner wall substantially surrounds an outer surface of the valve plug to substantially restrict fluid flow between the inner wall and the outer surface of the valve plug and toward the throat. The valve body having a secondary fluid passage within the outlet volume boundary to increase fluid flow toward the throat of the valve body when a fluid flows across the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared B. Chizek, David Blair Davis
  • Publication number: 20150060719
    Abstract: A poppet seal is disclosed which comprises a poppet seal holder comprising a cylindrical base portion and a cylindrical central post extending up from a center of the base portion, the base portion having a bottom having an inner ring, and a fluoroelastomer compound ring molded into the inner ring of the poppet seal holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8967189
    Abstract: The hollow valve plate 1 of a piston compressor for liquid-cooled reed valves comprises a single half-shell 3 with cooling channels 4 which are open on the cylinder side, which said half-shell is covered by a reed plate 2 which is preferably welded or glued at least along the cooling channels 4 and has in the area of the suction openings 5 in each case one suction reed 6 which is machined out and is integrally connected on one side. Production and assembly are thereby simplified and the clearance is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hoerbiger Kompressortechnik Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Cesak, Olaf Bielmeier
  • Patent number: 8950420
    Abstract: A containment housing includes a hexagonal portion configured to receive a linear variable differential transformer. The containment housing also includes a housing contact flange adjacent to the hexagonal portion. The housing contact flange has a flange face. The containment housing further includes an external threaded portion formed between the flange face and a containment housing end. The external threaded portion is configured to engage a fuel control housing portion of a fuel control. A length is defined between the flange face and the containment housing end, and a ratio of the length to a width of the housing contact flange is between 8.22 and 8.94.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Aaron Rickis
  • Publication number: 20150034850
    Abstract: A valve body for an electromechanically operable valve is produced by providing a base element with a circumferential sidewall having a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion, the sidewall being made of a ferromagnetic material and enclosing a cavity extending along a longitudinal axis. The third portion is positioned in longitudinal direction between the first portion and the second portion. A thickness of the third portion is smaller than a thickness of the first portion and the second portion. Hardening the third portion is achieved by laser heating, which transforms a material structure of the third portion into a martensitic structure. The locally decreased thickness creates a bottleneck for a magnetic flux, and a magnetic flux bypass in the valve body is reduced due to magnetic saturation; however, a structural resistance of the valve body remains high due to the laser induced hardening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Francesco Lenzi, Stefano Filippi, Mauro Grandi
  • Publication number: 20150021508
    Abstract: A valve bridge assembly is disclosed for use with an internal combustion engine. The valve bridge assembly may have a valve bridge with a center portion, opposing lateral extensions, a central cavity formed within the center portion, and a bore formed within each of the opposing lateral extensions. The valve bridge assembly may also have a lash adjuster disposed within the central cavity, and a sleeve insert disposed within each bore of the opposing lateral extensions. Each sleeve insert may be configured to receive a corresponding valve stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Adarsh Gopinatahn NAIR, Laura Elise RASMUSSEN, III, Vijaya KUMAR, Patricia Anne McWADE
  • Publication number: 20150020899
    Abstract: A flow path insert for a fluid control assembly includes an upstream portion and a downstream portion integral with the upstream portion. The upstream portion includes an upstream peripheral surface and the downstream portion includes a downstream peripheral surface. The upstream portion and the downstream portion cooperate to define an inlet passage and an outlet passage in fluid communication with the inlet passage. The inlet passage defines a first axis and the outlet passage defines a second axis that is transverse to the first axis. When the flow path insert is positioned within a body of a fluid control assembly, the upstream peripheral surface is in contacting engagement with the body and the downstream peripheral surface is spaced from the body. At least the downstream portion of the flow path insert and the body cooperate to define an annular passage in fluid communication with the outlet passage. Fluid control assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Bryan D. Eyring, Gregory B. Eytchison, Ryan M. Pereira, William C. Wido
  • Publication number: 20150014569
    Abstract: A coated valve assembly includes a sleeve having a sleeve outer surface and a sleeve inner surface. Also included is a spool having a spool outer surface. Further included is a hardened surface formed on the sleeve inner surface and the spool outer surface. Yet further included is a coating disposed on the hardened surface of at least one of the spool outer surface and the sleeve inner surface, the second coating comprising a diamond-like carbon coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Rankin, Peter M. Ballard
  • Publication number: 20150014570
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments and various aspects of the present invention are directed towards a pre-insulated control valve and a strainer of a piping system and a method of pre-insulating a control valve and a strainer. The method involves providing at least one a rigid polymeric foam, casting an insulation layer having a predetermining thickness from the polymeric foam designed to reduce thermal conduction between the valve or the strainer and the surface coming in contact with the valve or the strainer, coupling the control valve or the strainer with the insulation layer to provide a pre-insulated control valve or a pre insulated strainer and engaging the pre-insulated control valve or the pre insulated strainer in the fluid distribution system at multiple predetermined locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: SHRIKANTH SARDA
  • Patent number: 8894909
    Abstract: Valve and method for using it to insert a gas and punch orifices in plastic in molds used for making hollow footwear soles. The valve is linearly actuated, includes a helical spring and a stop such that the valve body head seals against a seat in the valve casing. Its configuration is thus simple, inexpensive and reliable, while the method is efficient as it is performed during the processing cycle of the plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Desarrollo Integral del Molde, S.L.
    Inventor: Jose Maria Izquieta Anaut
  • Publication number: 20140339454
    Abstract: A cage for a control valve trim assembly includes a cage wall, a first plate attached to the cage wall, a second plate spaced apart from the cage wall, and a first plurality of rods longitudinally disposed between the first plate and the second plate. Fluid flowing through the cage is characterized by the first plurality of rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Aaron C. Doran
  • Publication number: 20140319391
    Abstract: A female screw member includes a female screw part with a female screw, and a projection part projecting in the direction of a center shaft of the female screw and having a working face in the rotating direction centering on the center shaft. The female screw part and projection part are integrally molded with a resin. The projection part has a spiral inclination face spirally inclining by one round from the working face centering on the center shaft of the female screw. The height H of the working face is equal to or smaller than a pitch P of the female screw. Using the projection part as a fully opening fixing stopper, a motor operated valve includes a valve main body having a valve seat, the female screw member attached to the valve main body, a motor having a rotator and stator, and a valve shaft. The valve shaft is screwed to a female screw of the female screw member, and is rotated and driven by the rotor, and has a fully opening movable stopper capable of contacting the fully opening fixing stopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIKOKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoari OHUCHI, Takeshi SUGANUMA
  • Publication number: 20140311585
    Abstract: A piston has a closure face closing off a cavity defined radially inwardly and downstream of an upstream end. The closure face is spaced from the upstream end by a first distance. The piston has a cavity extending in a downstream direction away from an opposed side of the closure face to a second end. A piston diameter is defined to an outer periphery of a cylindrical portion forming a seal face. A ratio of the piston diameter to the first distance is between 3.05 and 6.31. A valve sleeve has windows formed to allow flow of fluid from a sleeve internal bore through the windows and to a downstream port. A ratio of the inner diameter to the axial dimension of the windows is between 0.91 and 1.02. A ratio of the inner diameter to a circumferential dimension of the windows is between 1.55 and 1.85.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Aaron Rickis
  • Publication number: 20140299809
    Abstract: A device for a plumbing installation, the device, for example, may be a valve, such as valve (1), or a fluid flow meter (6), and has a casing (10) that is hydraulically formed from metal tubing so as to have a wall surrounding a void interior. The casing (10) is provided with one or more formations, such as shoulders (64) and (65) and at least one inlet opening (14) and at least one outlet opening (18). A cartridge (12) is at least partly located in the void interior of the casing (10). The cartridge (12) has at least two openings, being a first opening (20) and a second opening (22). Seals (46), (48) and (50) are provided between the casing (10) and the cartridge (12). The cartridge (12) is accommodated in the casing (10) by the one or more formations of the casing (10). The cartridge (12) is provided with the operational components of the device (1). The inlet opening (14) of the casing (10) and the first opening (20) of the cartridge (12) are in fluid communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: TRITECK LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter John Morris, Garry Rodney White
  • Publication number: 20140301082
    Abstract: Disclosed is a housing includes a housing body and a cap assembly. The cap assembly includes an inner member, an outer member and a resilient compression gasket disposed between the inner and outer members. The inner member has a first valve aperture, the outer member has a second valve aperture and the resilient, compression gasket has a third valve aperture which together form an air valve in the cap assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: JEREMY HOCHMAN
  • Publication number: 20140261808
    Abstract: A universal valve body includes a front face having a circular opening for receiving a valve cartridge, a rear face, a frustoconical side wall connecting the front face to the rear face, and a first inlet port and a first outlet port obliquely disposed in the frustoconical side wall. A cap for the valve body includes a base and a structure extending from the base. The structure extending from the base may block at least one of the inlet port or outlet port in the valve body. A service valve for a valve body includes a base rotatable between an open orientation and a closed orientation relative to the valve body and a tab extending from the base. When the base is in the open orientation, the tab prevents removal of a cover from the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Brouwer, Michael W. Smith, Michael A. Niver, Chad J. Cochart
  • Patent number: 8833735
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve (100) for internal combustion engines, having a housing (10) in which a nozzle body (11) is at least indirectly axially clamped against a holding body (15) by means of a clamping nut (18), wherein the clamping nut (18) radially surrounds the nozzle body (11), and wherein a threaded connection (20) between the holding body (15) and the clamping nut (18) is formed between the clamping nut (18) and the holding body (15) in a region which is axially spaced apart from the nozzle body (11). The threaded connection (20) comprises at least two toothing regions (21, 22) which have different threaded dimensions and are arranged axially one behind the other in the longitudinal direction of the housing (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dietmar Uhlmann
  • Patent number: 8828312
    Abstract: Forming a wear- and corrosion-resistant coating on an industrial component such as a chemical processing or nuclear power valve component by applying a cobalt-based dilution buffer layer to an iron-based substrate by slurry coating, and then applying by welding a cobalt-based build-up layer over the cobalt-based dilution buffer layer. An industrial component having a dilution buffer layer and a welding build-up layer thereover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Yao, Rachel Collier, Danie DeWet
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140239218
    Abstract: A metallic hollow valve may include a tubular shaft having a cavity. The shaft may be coupled to a valve head. The shaft may have an external diameter of 5.0 mm<da<6.0 mm and an internal diameter of 3.0 mm<di<4.6 mm. The hollow valve may include a cavity disposed in the valve head. A wall surrounding the cavity in the valve head may include a thickness of 1.0 mm<b1,2<2.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Kroos, Christoph Luven, Roland Schacherer
  • Publication number: 20140239211
    Abstract: A valve having a metal insert with a fluid passage formed in the metal insert. A composite valve body is disposed at least partially around the metal insert and having at least one port in fluid communication with the fluid passage with the metal insert. A valve member is partially disposed in the metal insert and operable to control the fluid flow through the fluid passage of the metal insert and parts of the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Morgan, Michael E. Jones
  • Patent number: 8816221
    Abstract: A low resistance pathway includes a flexible member, a surface interfacing the flexible member, a sealing feature, and a fastener. The sealing feature forms an interior edge of at least one of the flexible member and the surface. The fastener compresses the flexible member to contact the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan A. Berry, Aaron M. Finke, Eric A. Carter
  • Patent number: 8813789
    Abstract: A proportioning dispenser of concentrated chemical mixed in a diluent such as water includes a water valve, an in-line water pressure regulator downstream of the valve and an eductor downstream of the regulator. When the valve is open, water flows to the regulator, and a pressure regulator water flow passes to the eductor. When the valve is closed, no water flows to the regulator, which sees pressurized water only when the water valve is open during a dispensing cycle. More accurate dilution ratios are achieved over a wide range of incoming water line pressures. In an alternate embodiment, a water valve and a regulator are formed in a common housing with the regulator operationally downstream of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Dalhart, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8807529
    Abstract: A butterfly valve for use with a tank trailer includes housing, a lateral extension, a shaft provided through the extension, the back end of the shaft having a seat for accommodating a handle thereon, and further extensions may connect with the first mentioned extension. The handle turns the butterfly valve between opened and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Bulk Tank, Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Sisk
  • Publication number: 20140191152
    Abstract: A trocar and cannula assembly with improved conical valve that incorporates a plurality of ribs to restrict and/or otherwise influence valve movement, and a plurality of improved convolutes and bumps to enhance performance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Gary W. Haberland, Roland Strelitzki, Daniel G. Doerr
  • Patent number: 8757209
    Abstract: A valve having a metal insert with a fluid passage formed in the metal insert. A composite valve body is disposed at least partially around the metal insert and having at least one port in fluid communication with the fluid passage with the metal insert. A valve member is partially disposed in the metal insert and operable to control the fluid flow through the fluid passage of the metal insert and parts of the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BorgWarner, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Morgan, Michael E. Jones
  • Patent number: 8739833
    Abstract: A venting valve has a securing part and a valve body connected to the securing part and provided with at least one venting slot. A closure tension acts on the venting slot and is caused by a force generated within the venting valve after mounting. The venting valve is made of a unitary elastomer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: KACO GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Heiko Maisenhälder
  • Publication number: 20140131610
    Abstract: A method for joining a first housing component to a second housing component by welding. The first housing component and the second housing component each have hollow bodies with closed hollow cross sections. It is provided that the hollow cross sectional shapes of both components correspond. The outside dimension of the second housing component is smaller than the inside dimension of the first housing component. The second housing component is disposed in the first housing component to create a peripheral gap between an inner wall of the first housing component and an outer wall of the second housing component. The first housing component is welded to the second housing component in the region of the gap between the first and the second housing component. A housing for an injection valve that is manufactured in accordance with the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Ferdinand HUEMMER, Christof VOGEL
  • Publication number: 20140131609
    Abstract: A valve body arrangement for a hydraulic or pneumatic valve comprises two elements between which a valve body is retained. The two elements are welded together in a first region, preferably by the laser transmission method, and clamp the valve body in a second region with a force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Rausch & Pausch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Perner, Tino Zeidler, Herwig Greiner, Werner Schieweck
  • Patent number: 8714560
    Abstract: A seal assembly for use with valves is described. An example seal assembly includes a first seal and a second seal opposite the first seal. The first and second seals are to sealingly engage a closure member of a valve and a sealing surface opposite the closure member. A spacer ring is disposed between the first and second seals to prevent the first and second seals from contacting each other. Additionally, the spacer ring is sized so that the spacer ring does not contact the closure member or the sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventor: Wayne Russell Faas
  • Patent number: 8714179
    Abstract: A solenoid valve wherein a valve sleeve and a solenoid case can easily be formed coaxially and manufacturing costs are reduced. The solenoid valve of the present invention comprises a valve sleeve 41 provided with a spool 60 axially movable in said valve sleeve 41, a solenoid case 21 mounted to a case mounting groove 43 formed near an axial rear end of said valve sleeve 41, and a molded body 23 mounted inside said solenoid case 21 and provided with a coil 22 in said molded body 23, and a case opening portion 25 formed at an axial end of said solenoid case 21 is engaged with said case mounting groove 43, and a concave portion 29 is formed at an axial end of said molded body 23 and said axial rear end of said valve sleeve 41 is fitted to said concave portion 29.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Eagle Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nisinosono, Yoshinari Kasagi
  • Publication number: 20140117268
    Abstract: A valve device for switching or metering a fluid includes a housing, a flow channel defined by the housing, and a valve body arranged in the flow channel. The valve body has a sealing section which contacts a housing-side sealing seat when the valve device is closed. The sealing section at least slightly protrudes beyond a surface of the valve body facing the sealing seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rene Deponte, Oliver Gerundi, Andreas Eichendorf, Juergen Haller, Dominik Brunner
  • Publication number: 20140109544
    Abstract: In one featured embodiment, a closure sleeve for a valve comprises a sleeve body surrounding a center axis and defined by an overall length extending from an upstream end to a downstream end. The sleeve body has an internal cavity that is enclosed at the downstream end and is open at the upstream end. The internal cavity is defined in part by a piston contact surface that is defined by an inner diameter. The piston contact surface is configured to slide against a piston to be received within the internal cavity, and a ratio of the inner diameter to the overall length is between 1.0 and 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Rickis, Francis P. Marocchini
  • Patent number: 8695634
    Abstract: Provided are a sliding component, such as a mechanical seal ring, which is capable of maintaining superior sliding characteristics even in the long-term continuous use thereof, as well as a mechanical seal, a faucet valve, and a rolling support device, each of which includes the sliding component. The sliding component includes a stationary member, and a movable member contactedly sliding on the stationary member. The stationary member and the movable member are respectively composed of a silicon carbide sintered body containing graphite. The content of the graphite in one of the stationary member and the movable member is at least 4% by mass greater than in the other. Thus, the sliding component includes the stationary member and the movable member which are a combination of those having different contents of graphite. Owing to a high lubricating effect, the superior sliding characteristics can be maintained, permitting a long-term continuous sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Mieko Yashima, Yusaku Ishimine
  • Publication number: 20140061528
    Abstract: A valve body includes a first opening, a second opening, a gallery, a first flow conduit portion, a second flow conduit portion, and an upper flow diverter. The gallery is disposed between the first and second openings. The first flow conduit portion extends between the first opening and a side opening of the gallery. The second flow conduit portion extends between the second opening and a bottom opening of the gallery. The upper flow diverter is carried by an upper wall portion of the first flow conduit portion and extends into the first flow conduit portion. In one version, the upper flow diverter includes an elongated structure extending at least partially between the first opening and the gallery for diverting the fluid flowing through the first flow conduit portion and into the gallery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Lonnie O. Davies, Jeremy R. Hilsabeck, Chad M. Engle
  • Patent number: 8650752
    Abstract: A semi-finished product having a hollow and an expansion diameter portion is manufactured in advance (first step), and a press device for folding an outer cylinder (4) and an inner cylinder (5) around an entire die set (DS) is used, thereby performing drawing with a body of the semi-finished product as the center in a constant temperature atmosphere at any temperature between a room temperature and 870° C. (second step).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Yoshimura Company
    Inventor: Hyoji Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8622083
    Abstract: A steam valve is provided including a chest, a lock, a spindle, and a strainer. Each of these components is made of specific Ni alloys combinations that enable the valve to operate at temperatures above 650° C. with a good service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Martin Reigl, Helen Elisabeth Parker
  • Publication number: 20130341551
    Abstract: A valve housing comprising an outer pipe section which is formed from a prefabricated pipe and has a connector for a valve actuator, and comprising an inner pipe section with a valve seat which represents a fluidic connection between the outer and inner pipe sections, is provided with a cut-out in the peripheral wall of the outer pipe section. At least a portion of the inner pipe section including the valve seat protrudes into the outer pipe section from outside the outer pipe section, the valve housing being fluid-tight in the region of the cut-out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Klaus Guenther BECK, Michael Adelmann
  • Publication number: 20130338624
    Abstract: A pumping system comprising a pump comprising a door for access within a housing of the pump, a pump segment configured for conveying fluid based on compression of the pump segment, a pump segment frame for preventing said pump segment from stretching, a visual placement indicator configured for facilitating in a proper placement of the pump segment frame in the housing, and a non-pinching valve configured to be disposed in the housing and to control a flow of the fluid without requiring pinching of a tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: George MANSOUR, Chris ZOLLINGER, Jonathan YEH, Christopher J. CLARKE