Line Pressure Connected Dashpot Or Choke Chamber Patents (Class 251/50)
  • Patent number: 11098810
    Abstract: A hammer actuates a piston in a rapid response trigger to depressurize a control chamber, opening a path from a high pressure chamber to an exit conduit. The hammer acts in line with, but in opposition to, a spring biasing the control chamber closed using a centrally disposed piston. By aligning the spring, piston, and hammer in the same line of force, the response to the hammer is both more reliable and faster that prior triggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Eduard Gafarov, Sergei Zakharov
  • Patent number: 10913649
    Abstract: A fluid nozzle includes a housing, a poppet configured to move within the housing, and a contact sensor disposed in the housing and configured to sense a position of the poppet. A contact sensor may include an actuation rod configured to move in response to contact with the poppet, an actuation rod spring configured to apply a biasing force to the actuation rod, a push rod, a rolling member disposed between the actuation rod and the push rod, and a switch actuated via movement of the push rod. In a connected position of the poppet, the actuation rod may push the rolling member, the rolling member may push the push rod, and the push rod may activate the switch to indicate a connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: James W. Reinholdt
  • Patent number: 10065849
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing tap 1 connectable to a liquid container 70, e.g. a bag in box, for controlled dispensing of a liquid therefrom. The tap comprises a housing 10 forming an inlet of the tap and comprising a dispensing chamber wall portion 13 delimiting a dispensing chamber 14 with a valve seat 16 at an axial end and forming a lateral dispensing outlet 17 in communication with the dispensing chamber 14. The tap 1 comprises a plunger 30 with a stem 31 and a valve portion 32, the stem having an actuator engagement portion 33 outside said dispensing chamber and extending along an axis 15 through a bore 18 in the dispensing chamber wall portion and through the dispensing chamber. The plunger moves axially between a closed and an open position. A manually operable plunger actuator 50 engages said engagement portion of the stem to open the tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Scholle IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Willem Jan Adriaan Oosterling, Johannes Wilhelmus Van Tuil, Christopher John Murray
  • Patent number: 9605634
    Abstract: A needle has a large-diameter portion, an outer diameter of which is larger than that of a shaft portion of the needle. A needle-side tapered surface is formed at the large-diameter portion on a valve closing side thereof, wherein the needle-side tapered surface is inclined by a needle angle with respect to a center axis of the needle. A core-side tapered surface is formed at a movable core, wherein the core-side tapered surface is inclined by a core angle with respect to the center axis of the needle. The needle and the movable core are brought into contact with each other via the needle-side and the core-side tapered surfaces. The needle angle and the core angle are made to be equal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Yoshimaru, Eiji Mimura, Atsuya Okamoto, Akira Kamada, Eiji Murase, Keisuke Komori
  • Patent number: 9593006
    Abstract: A fuel dispensing nozzle, incorporating a uniquely shaped gasket for the poppet valve, generally of truncated shape, enhances the flow of fuel through the nozzle when actuated. A handle lever for the nozzle, which is designed having an elongated and enlarged end, includes elongated slots, that are pivotally pinned through both the latch plate, and the handle link, in order to reduce the space between the interconnection between the front of the latch plate to the bottom of the automatic shutoff stem, such that by lessening the distance between these components, thereby reducing the fulcrum point for the calculation of the force necessary to open the nozzle by raising its handle lever, and reduces the force necessary to achieve nozzle opening and actuation, to less than 5 lbs pressure during usage and application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Husky Corporation
    Inventor: Keith J. Weepie
  • Patent number: 9260286
    Abstract: A nozzle for dispensing fluid including a nozzle body having a fluid path through which fluid to be dispensed is configured to flow. The nozzle includes a main fluid valve positioned in the fluid path to control the flow of fluid therethrough, and a secondary fluid valve positioned in the fluid path to control the flow of fluid therethrough. The secondary fluid valve includes a secondary valve body and a secondary valve seat, the secondary valve body being movable between a closed position, wherein the secondary valve body sealingly engages the secondary valve seat, and an open position wherein the secondary valve body is spaced away from the secondary valve seat. The nozzle further includes an actuator operatively coupled to the main and secondary fluid valves. The actuator and main and secondary fluid valves are configured such that initial actuation of the actuator opens only the secondary fluid valve and not the main fluid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy M. Garrison, Matthew R. Lauber, James E. Kesterman, Harold M. Schubert
  • Patent number: 9140223
    Abstract: The fuel injection system comprises a fuel injector controlled by commands of a control unit. The fuel injector comprises a metering servo valve having a control chamber provided with an outlet passage that is opened/closed by an open/close element that is axially movable. The open/close element is carried by an axial guide element that is separate from an armature of an electromagnet. The open/close element is held in the closing position by a spring acting through an intermediate body. In some instances, the strokes of the open/close element and of the armature are chosen so as to eliminate, upon closing of the servo valve, the rebounds of the open/close element subsequent to the first rebound. The control unit controls a fuel injection comprising a pilot fuel injection and a main fuel injection, via two distinct electrical commands, which are spaced apart by a dwell time such as to occur in an area of reduced variation of the amount of injected fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societá Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Mario Ricco, Sergio Stucchi, Raffaele Ricco, Onofrio De Michele, Chiara Altamura, Domenico Lepore
  • Patent number: 9022346
    Abstract: A solenoid actuator comprising an armature member that engages a spool including a spool cap on an end of the spool that is axially movable relative to the spool. A bore in the spool allows fluid to flow from a control port to the spool cap, such that pressure is established in the spool cap. The pressure established in the spool cap acts on the spool with a force directly proportional to the control pressure and the fluid-contacting area inside the spool cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Hamid Najmolhoda, Matthew S. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8733391
    Abstract: A pressure control valve is provided, which includes a stopper having a flow path for preventing damping that is provided in a contact portion that is adjacent to an inner flow path of a main piston so that hydraulic fluid in the main piston is smoothly drained through a gap between stopper contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Volvo Construction Equipment AB
    Inventor: Man-Seuk Jeon
  • Patent number: 8707983
    Abstract: A push type water tap with automatic closing functions wherein a through valve tube and a protruding bottom tube are set separately into the chambers of the main body. A lifting valve lever is assembled into the valve tube and bottom tube. A stop ring can be abutted onto the water stop ring flange for stopping water supply. A restoring spring is set between the top of the valve lever and the lock-joining seat, and supports the valve lever and the push button. A single-way check ring is sleeved on the bottom of the valve lever to keep contact with the wall of the bottom tube. A resettable regulating space is formed by the gap between the bottom of the valve lever and the sealing surface. A resettable regulating water channel is set on the bottom of the valve lever to guide water into the regulating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Crescent Plumbing, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Kee-Suo Chen
  • Patent number: 8678341
    Abstract: To minimize the amount of air that may enter the damper chamber in a normally closed solenoid valve to stably maintain the damper capacity, the normally closed solenoid valve has a valve housing and a movable element. A cylinder having an open end is formed in one of the valve housing and the movable element. The cylinder has an inner diameter smaller than the outer diameter of a trunk of the movable element. A piston provided on the other of the valve chamber and the movable element is movable relative to the cylinder as the movable member moves. The piston is inserted into the cylinder through its open end to define a damper chamber between the piston and the cylinder. A restricted passage is formed between the damper chamber and the valve chamber through which hydraulic fluid can be moved between the valve chamber and the damper chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shota Watanabe, Shin Sasaki, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Takahiro Miyagi
  • Patent number: 8678340
    Abstract: A hydraulic control valve apparatus including a valve body and a hydraulic control valve that is disposed in the valve body in parallel to an upper horizontal surface of the valve body. The hydraulic control valve includes a spool, a biasing member that biases the spool, and a damper chamber that accommodates the biasing member. The valve body includes a drain hole through which a pressurized oil is discharged from the hydraulic control valve, and a first communication passage that allows fluid communication between the drain hole of the valve body and the damper chamber of the hydraulic control valve. The drain hole and the first communication passage are formed on the upper horizontal surface of the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Jatco Ltd, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Ishii, Tomohiro Kameda
  • Patent number: 8662097
    Abstract: A valve, preferably of the flow control construction type, has a valve piston or pressure regulator piston mounted in an axially displaceable manner in a valve housing. The valve piston and the valve housing form a damping chamber for the motional damping of the valve piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Imhof, Wolfgang Spahn
  • Patent number: 8640723
    Abstract: A pilot valve configured to provide a control pressure within a dynamic fluid system, the pilot valve comprising: (a) a valve body having a supply port, a return port, and a control pressure port, the pressure control port in fluid communication with a subsequent valving component; (b) an axial bore formed in the valve body and in fluid communication with each of the supply, return, and control pressure ports; (c) a valve spool slidably supported within the axial bore of the valve body, the valve spool configured to control fluid flow through the supply, return, and control pressure ports, and to vary the rate of change of area of at least one of the supply and return pressure ports upon being displaced, thereby providing a variable resistance to fluid flowing therethrough and reducing the quiescent power of the pilot valve; and (d) means for displacing, in a selective manner, the valve spool within the axial bore about the supply, return, and control pressure ports to apportion fluid therethrough to provide
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Shane Olsen
  • Patent number: 8607823
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a housing with a supply port receiving working fluid from a working fluid source, a control port connected to a working device, and a vent port for returning working fluid to the working fluid source. A spool with a spool bore in fluid communication with the control port controls the flow of working fluid between the supply port and the control port and between the control port and the vent port. An actuator assembly selectively alters the position of the spool. In a high pressure mode, the supply port is in fluid communication with the spool bore at a first pressure. In a pressure relief mode, the vent port is in fluid communication with the spool bore. In a pressure regulating mode, the supply port is in fluid communication with the spool bore at a second pressure which is less than the first pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas H. Fischer
  • Patent number: 8573559
    Abstract: A control valve includes a valve body with a longitudinal bore into which a first port, a second port, and a workport communicate. A valve element is slideably received within the longitudinal bore and has a valve element bore extending inwardly from one end. An aperture extends through the valve element to provide a fluid path between the workport and selectively the first port and the second port in different positions of the valve element in the longitudinal bore. A slug of solid material is received within the valve element bore and is operatively connected to transfer a force to a stationary component of the control valve without the force being applied to the valve element. This arrangement results in force due to pressure in the longitudinal bore acting on only an annular surface at the one end of the valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: HUSCO Automotive Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Curtis L. Van Weelden
  • Patent number: 8573248
    Abstract: A gas flow valve having pneumatic vibration dampening device to reduce the vibrations created by the flow of gas through the gas valve. The gas valve includes a gas flow conduit that terminates at a discharge opening. A valve member is movably positioned relative to the discharge opening and allows gas flow in a flow condition and prevents the flow of gas in a seated position. The valve member includes a gas passage formed within the valve member. At least one flexible membrane is mounted to the valve member and surrounds an outlet opening of the gas passage. The flexible membrane is inflated as the flow of gas within the gas flow conduit increases such that the flexible membrane contacts an inner surface of a stabilizing conduit. The interaction between the flexible membrane and the stabilizing conduit reduces the vibrations created by the flow of gas past the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: James N. Mashak
  • Patent number: 8567758
    Abstract: A valve may include a valve body, a valve spool, and a valve actuator arrangement. The valve body may comprise a bore and a first and a second passage to the bore. The valve spool may comprise a first end and a second end and be at least partially positioned and slidable within the bore. The valve spool may comprise a first and a second sealing region in sealing contact with the bore. A first chamber may be comprised, at least in part, between the bore and the valve spool at the first end. A second chamber may be comprised, at least in part, between the bore and the valve spool and between the first and the second sealing regions. A third chamber may be comprised, at least in part, between the bore and the valve spool at the second end. A third passage connects the first and the third chambers. The first and the second passages are both open to the second chamber when the valve is at an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: Petrus Henricus Johannes Bouten
  • Patent number: 8561632
    Abstract: A quick-acting valve 1 having metering relief is used in particular for oxygen lances, wherein the actual sealing body 10 inside the valve tube 2 has a two-part design and accommodates the valve spring 8 with the housing parts 16 and 17 of the spring. The gas is conducted around the sealing body 10, so that the gas pressure cannot have an effect on the actuation by way of the hand lever 3. The rear housing part 17, which is located behind the front housing part 16 can be displaced inside the front housing part 16, and has a flow-promoting design, being displaced against the force of the valve spring 8, and specifically with the help of the hand lever 3, so that it now can be actuated independently of the gas pressure with precise metering control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: BEDA Oxygentechnik Armaturan GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhardt Bayer
  • Patent number: 8555922
    Abstract: A faucet includes a body with a first fluid inlet, a second fluid inlet, an outlet and a neck portion with a central cavity defined therein, a mixing chamber positioned within the central cavity of the neck portion of the body, a timing mechanism coupled to the mixing chamber and an operating handle coupled to the timing mechanism that is movable along a longitudinal axis from a closed position to an open position. The mixing chamber is rotatable about the longitudinal axis and includes a first inlet port and a second inlet port in fluid communication with the first and second fluid inlets of the body, respectively, and an outlet port in fluid communication with the outlet of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Zurn Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Michael F. Migliore, Geoffrey D. Thorp, John R. Gustafson
  • Patent number: 8550424
    Abstract: A cartridge including an anti-ram device comprises a multiple braking mechanism, including at least two pistons housed in the cover/driver element of a top movable plate, on the sides of a milled ball seat of the faucet control rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Piero Cattaneo
  • Patent number: 8544816
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve having a movably arranged valve body for selectively opening and closing a valve passage, with a sealing element, for example a lip seal, being arranged on the valve body in such a way that the sealing element comes to bear against a valve seat if the valve body is moved in a closing direction, and with at least one outer peripheral section of the sealing element being resiliently movable or elastically and/or flexibly deformable substantially in the movement direction of the valve body, and with a protective collar being arranged radially outside the outer peripheral section of the sealing element, which protective collar is fixed to the valve body in order to protect the sealing element from damage and/or from excessive deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: A. Kayser Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Ekkehard Bielass
  • Patent number: 8540207
    Abstract: A device has been disclosed that may include a spool valve including a body having a first connector and a second connector and a spool movable relative to the body for controlling flow between the first connector and the second connector. The reversible flow control assembly further may include a pilot valve device developing a single pressure command in the form of a fluid at a command pressure. The spool valve may be responsive to the single pressure command developed in said pilot valve device to control flow between the first connector and the second connector without regard to the direction of flow. The majority of axial forces acting on the spool to position the spool relative to the body when fluid is flowing through the valve may be fluid forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Dunan Microstaq, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry A. Hunnicutt, Christiaan S. Best
  • Patent number: 8534639
    Abstract: An electrohydraulic control valve includes a solenoid actuator that slides a valve element within a valve body to control fluid flow between a workport and each of a supply port and an exhaust port. The solenoid actuator has an armature that incorporates an element which digressively damps bidirectional motion of the armature. The element preferably damps the motion of the valve element according digressive damping velocity-force relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: HUSCO Automotive Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis L. Van Weelden
  • Patent number: 8517049
    Abstract: An adjustable pressure relief valve for use in hydraulic circuits, particularly for controlling pressure transients—acceleration and deceleration—of hydraulic motors subject to inertia forces (progressive anti-shock pressure relief valves) is characterized by reduced leakage, involving a reduced influence of flow forces during valve control, as well as reduced pressure losses; these characteristics prevent the hydraulic motor from rotating when it is subject to a drive load and is not powered, eliminate vibrations and instability of valve-regulated pressure, especially at low flow rates, and ensure an adjustment value varying according to the flow rate through the valve. A further characteristic of the valve is the reduced number of its components, resulting in greater cost effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Walvoil S.p.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Mazzoni
  • Patent number: 8469048
    Abstract: A shuttle valve 10 includes a valve body 11, a first inlet port 12, a second inlet port 13, an outlet port 14, and a shuttle poppet 15. The inlet ports 12 and 13 may be connected to different sources of fluid pressure, and the shuttle valve 10 connects the higher pressure one of the inlet ports 12, 13 to the outlet port 14 and isolates the lower pressure one of the inlet ports 12, 13 from the outlet port 14. First valve members 26, 46 selectively open and close fluid communication between the first inlet port 12 and the outlet port 14. Second valve members 27, 47 selectively open and close fluid communication between the second inlet port 13 and the outlet port 14. The shuttle valve 10 includes cushioning cavities 50 and 51 and feedback passages 56, 59 and 60 to reduce shock or water hammer in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin L Bresnahan
  • Patent number: 8434519
    Abstract: Pressure regulator device comprising a body (1), a minimum of a pressure reducer and a damper mounted in control and damping cavities, respectively, in the body (1), and a control member (4) pivoting on an upper face (10) of the body (1). The device is noteworthy in that the control and damping cavities have open ends in a peripheral face (12) of the body (1) and the control member (4) has parts (47) that are opposite the peripheral face (12) in order to face the open ends of the respective control and damping cavities, from which control (21) and damping pushrods, respectively, project. The present invention has an application in the hydraulic remote controls of civil engineering machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Bosch Rexroth D.S.I.
    Inventors: Gérard Larzoe, Laurent Drutel
  • Publication number: 20120244454
    Abstract: A valve includes a valve body, a diaphragm dividing the inside of the valve body into first and second valve chambers and being displaced under a pressure of fluid, first and second openings in communication with the first valve chamber, and a third opening in communication with the second valve chamber. When a pump is not driven, the force applied to a side of the diaphragm facing the second valve chamber is greater than the force applied to a side of the diaphragm facing the first valve chamber, and the second opening is sealed by the diaphragm. When the pump is driven and the force applied to the side of the diaphragm facing the first valve chamber becomes greater than the force applied to the side of the diaphragm facing the second valve chamber, the diaphragm allows the first and second openings and to communicate with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Takenobu MAEDA, Gaku KAMITANI, Hidekazu SASAI
  • Patent number: 8272403
    Abstract: A valve part of a hydraulic control valve for controlling flows of pressurized medium is provided. The valve part includes: a cylindrical valve housing with a valve housing hollow space that is open on one side in the axial direction, wherein the valve housing is provided with a radial first work connection (A), a radial second work connection (B), and a radial pressure connection (P), each of which opens into the valve housing hollow space, and a cylindrical control piston is held in the valve housing hollow space so that it can move in the axial direction with a control piston hollow space that is open on one side at an axial control piston hollow space opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: John Stallmann
  • Patent number: 8220604
    Abstract: A damping force variable valve includes a retainer having a main body connected at a central portion thereof to a high pressure part or portion of a shock absorber and having an outer peripheral region enlarging outwardly, and a spool rod integrally extending from the central portion and formed at a center thereof with a hollow portion having a spool inserted therein. The variable valve further includes a main disc disposed adjacent the retainer, a solenoid unit provided adjacent the spool rod and including a push rod for moving the spool when electrical power is applied, and an operating block installed adjacent the solenoid unit and including an enlarged portion coupled to the outer peripheral region of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Mando Corporation
    Inventors: Young Whan Jee, Kyu Shik Park
  • Patent number: 8215408
    Abstract: A technique facilitates control over one or more well tools coupled to one or more corresponding control modules. Actuation of the control modules and the well tools may be achieved with three control lines connected to the one or more control modules. Transitioning of the control modules to sequential stages and the consequent actuation of the corresponding well tools is achieved by applying a single pressure level selectively through the three control lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Guney Guven Yapici
  • Patent number: 8141579
    Abstract: A valve including a valve body having an inlet port and an outlet port, a valve stem, a valve seat, an opening control chamber for the valve stem, which chamber, by being fed with fluid, urges the valve stem to move towards the open position of the valve, a return spring of opposing effect, and a piston suitable for sliding in the body so as to urge contact to be established between the valve stem and the seat. The valve seat is formed on the piston, which piston is provided with a bore in which the valve stem is in its closure movement, the fluid flows out via a constriction from a damping chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Poclain Hydraulics Industrie
    Inventors: Dominique Costaz, Alain Mangano
  • Patent number: 8104739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pulse valve (10) with a closing body (18) that cooperates with a valve seat (22) and, in a first switching position, establishes a flow connection between a supply channel (12) and a discharge channel (14) and, in a second switching position, blocks the flow connection. The closing body (18) periodically alternates between the two switching positions during the actuation of the pulse valve (10), its movement being hydraulically damped by a throttle point (70). It is provided that the hydraulic damping occurs only in a subrange of motion (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Vollmer, Reinhold Weible
  • Patent number: 8100145
    Abstract: An LIFD valve assembly has a pressure balance device a pressure balance slide of which is urged in the opening direction by a pressure downstream of a metering aperture and in the closing direction by a control pressure preferably corresponding to the highest load pressure of a plurality of consumers, and a load pressure downstream of the metering aperture is reportable to a line via the pressure balance device, and a load-maintaining device that can be put in a closing position, in which position a pressure medium flow path from a consumer to the metering aperture is blocked. The pressure balance slide is embodied in divided fashion, with an upper part and a lower part, wherein the latter is guided on the upper part, and determines the pressure balance device throttle cross section with a pressure balance control edge and embodies a closing body of the load-maintaining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Matthieu Desbois-Renaudin
  • Patent number: 7926513
    Abstract: A spool valve includes a valve housing, a spool and radial damper device. The valve housing has a shaft bore. The spool is slidably supported within the shaft bore in a longitudinal direction, and the spool has a first diameter portion and a second diameter portion. The radial damper device has a radial damper chamber and a radial chamber restrictor. The radial damper chamber is defined by a diameter difference between the first diameter portion and the second diameter portion. The radial chamber restrictor provides communication between the radial damper chamber and an adjacent chamber disposed adjacent to the radial damper chamber in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Ishibashi, Motoyoshi Andoh
  • Patent number: 7686039
    Abstract: A cartridge valve assembly includes a body having a pilot port, a first port, a second port, a third port fluidly connected to a central bore, and a spool positioned within the central bore and being movable between at least a first position and a second position. The spool includes a first chamber at a first end surface of the spool in fluid communication with the pilot port, a second chamber at a second end surface of the spool, and a control chamber. The area of the first end surface is greater than the area of the second end surface. A passage fluidly communicates the control chamber with the second chamber. In the first position, the first port and the second port fluidly communicate with the control chamber. In the second position, the second port and the third port fluidly communicate with the control chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Edward Tabor
  • Publication number: 20090261278
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling fluid flow comprising a main chamber having an inlet and an outlet, a control member movable between a start position where the outlet is open and a finish position where the outlet is at least partially closed, an urging means for urging the control member to the start position and trickle means for allowing a trickle of fluid to exit the outlet when the control member is in the finish position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Trevor Murphy, Ken Harrison
  • Patent number: 7578312
    Abstract: A female hydraulic coupling member is equipped with an internal displaced water compensation system comprising a spring-biased piston in a generally axial cylinder bored into the coupling body and that is offset from the central axial bore. The cylinder is in fluid communication with an interior portion of the receiving chamber such that seawater within the receiving chamber that is displaced by the probe of a male coupling member inserted in the receiving chamber may move into the cylinder of the displaced water compensation system. During coupling separation, the process is reversed and seawater retained in the displaced water compensation system moves into the receiving chamber under the influence of the spring-biased piston thereby preventing a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: National Coupling Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Smith, III
  • Patent number: 7543795
    Abstract: A solenoid valve, in particular for a fluid-regulated heating and/or cooling system, including a valve housing having at least one feed channel and at least one discharge channel and an electromagnetically switched valve member which establishes the connection between the feed channel and the discharge channel in one switch position and blocks it in the other switch position. The valve member is rigidly connected to an armature which may be moved by displacing fluid in a guide bushing of a magnet coil, the guide bushing being inserted into an expanded part of an opening of the magnet coil which is delimited by an annular shoulder. A damping disk surrounding the armature is situated between the annular shoulder and an adjacent face end of the guide bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Hess, Georg Reeb
  • Patent number: 7458396
    Abstract: A method and a device for flow switchover are described, the time to switch over the fluid being shortened. This is accomplished by a three-way valve, which may be provided with additional connections to the pump and the slider is designed accordingly. With the help of the connections and additional pressure storage in the slider, a corresponding pressure force is stored, which is used during the switchover process, when the connections to the fluid system and to the reservoir are closed, to superimpose over the motion of the slider, with time delay, an additional motion, which is carried out by the sliding ring positioned on the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Luk Lamellen und Kupplungsbau Beteiligungs KG
    Inventor: Eugen Kremer
  • Patent number: 7412989
    Abstract: In a solenoid valve 10, an annular oil groove 66 is formed at a portion corresponding to a spring chamber 56 on the external surface of a sleeve 19, a drain passage 68 is formed to make an upper part of the annular oil groove 66 communicate with the outside of an insertion bore 61, and a throttle hole 67 is provided at a lower part of the annular oil groove 66 for making the annular oil groove 66 communicate with the spring chamber 56. Since the annular oil groove 66 communicates with the outside of the insertion bore 61 at its upper part through the drain passage 68, it can be realized to store the operating oil to the height of the upper part of the annular oil groove 66, so that the operating oil can be reserved in the spring chamber 56 which communicates with the annular oil groove through the throttle hole 67. Further, the operating oil is supplied from a feedback port 48 next to the spring chamber 56 through a clearance between the spool valve 19 and a valve hole 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Segi, Mikio Suzuki, Masaru Suzuki, Koichi Takanishi, Kaori Fujita
  • Patent number: 7344569
    Abstract: A selector valve capable of maintaining a closed position for a while even if an operating force to a valve element (80) is eliminated when the selector valve (10) is switched from a closed position (braking state) to an open position. The valve element (80) of the selector valve (10) receives an operating force from the outside and a returning force in the opposite direction of the operating force by a valve spring (90). Accordingly, the valve element (80) opens and closes the valve by making the first end (801) of the valve element (80) seat on/unseat from a valve seat (48) on the housing (20) side according to the presence or absence of the operating force. A first port (31) and a second port (32) on both sides of the valve seat (48) are connected or cut off from each other by the opening and closing. The valve element (80) is formed in a stepped structure, and receives a force based on a difference in pressure receiving area by the stepped structure which results from the pressure of hydraulic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Nabtesco Corporation
    Inventors: Toyohiko Imakita, Aritomo Fukui, Masahiko Okuda, Yoshiaki Nakaya
  • Patent number: 7343934
    Abstract: A proportional pressure control valve which includes an electric first stage pilot having a single outlet port configured to provide a variable pressurized hydraulic fluid to the outlet port and at a pressure that is proportional to an electric input signal and which is variable between first and second values and further includes a second stage hydraulic valve which has a spool reciprocally moveable in a bore between first and second positions indicative of a full ON and a full OFF condition. A fluid isolation chamber is oriented in the bore and in a region between a control port and a tank port in the fluid pathway therebetween. The interior wall of the bore and the first and second diameter regions on the spool are configured to always provide a controlled volume fluid flow rate between the control port and the fluid isolation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Fema Corporation of Michigan
    Inventors: Steven R. Pride, II, Charles J. Bowden
  • Publication number: 20070235669
    Abstract: In a fluid injection valve, a valve needle and a moving core are installed in the valve housing to be slidable in an axial direction. The moving core has a through hole in which the valve needle is slidably inserted. A stopper provided on the valve needle moves the valve needle integrally with the moving core when the moving core travels toward the fixed core with respect to the needle valve. An elastic member biases the valve needle away from the fixed core, and a helical spring biases the moving core toward the fixed core. A spring seat supports one axial end of the helical spring in both of the axial direction and a radial direction of the helical spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicants: Denso Corporation, Nippon Soken, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Suzuki, Moriyasu Goto, Toyoji Nishiwaki
  • Patent number: 7243671
    Abstract: A chatter resistant shuttle valve is provided to direct fluid flow from at least two sources of pressurized fluid to a downstream apparatus. The shuttle valve includes a valve body with a shuttle valve member movably mounted inside. A dampening chamber is provided which dampen opening movement of the shuttle as it moved from a closed position on one side of the shuttle toward a closed position on the other end of the shuttle. One or more dampening chambers may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Gilmore Valve Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Thrash, Jr., Rodney C. Hope
  • Patent number: 7234650
    Abstract: A three-way valve having a valve chamber with a low-pressure port, a high-pressure port, and a control port is provided. The three-way valve also has a control valve installed in the valve chamber for closing one of the low-pressure port and the high-pressure port. A guide hole communicates with the valve chamber via the high-pressure port. A guide portion is slidably installed in the guide hole and moves together with the control valve. The guide portion further receives a fuel pressure at the high-pressure port in a closing direction of the high-pressure port. The control valve is driven by a piezoelectric actuator to open the low-pressure port and close the high-pressure port. The valve chamber communicates with an oil-accumulating chamber via a by-pass conduit. The oil-accumulating chamber is defined within the guide hole and is located opposite the guide portion from the valve chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: DENSO Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Kuroyanagi, Koichi Chika
  • Patent number: 7104283
    Abstract: A normally open hydraulic control valve includes: a linear solenoid unit; a spool driven by an output force of the linear solenoid unit to move forward; a valve body in which the spool is fitted; and a return spring for biasing the spool in a retreating direction. The valve body includes: a reaction force oil chamber for introducing hydraulic pressure, which presses the spool in a direction against a biasing force of the return spring, from the output port; and a damper oil chamber which suppresses vibration of the spool. The damper oil chamber is adjacent to the reaction force oil chamber with the third land portion of the spool therebetween. A slide gap which leaks and supplies oil from the reaction force oil chamber to the damper oil chamber is provided between the third land portion and the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Ino, Shigeto Ryuen, Hidetoshi Watanabe, Satoshi Noda
  • Patent number: 7082965
    Abstract: A solenoid control valve for use in actuation of a manual hydraulic clutch in a vehicle. The solenoid control valve has an electronically operated solenoid with armature and actuator rod displaced through a channel in the solenoid. A spool valve has a valve body that is coupled at one end to the solenoid. A spool is slidably disposed in the control channel. A first and second dampener chambers are located at the two ends of the spool. The dampeners function to improve the stability in the control system and balance the transient flow forces of the hydraulic fluid as it moves through the valve member. The spool also has a control portion located between the first end and the second end of the spool. The control portion allows the control portion to communicate with a supply, control and exhaust passages in the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett R. Holmes, Richard T. Tamba
  • Patent number: 7066206
    Abstract: A damper device for a hydraulic control valve includes: a valve body; a damper oil chamber to which one end surface of a spool is faced; an oil reservoir chamber which is adjacent to the damper oil chamber with a partition wall therebetween; and an orifice provided in the partition wall to allow an upper portion of the damper oil chamber to communicate with the oil reservoir chamber. The damper oil chamber and the oil reservoir chamber are disposed in the valve body. The oil reservoir chamber is constructed by closing an opening of a recessed portion formed on an undersurface of the valve body with a top surface of the support member for supporting the valve body. In order to work the orifice in the partition wall by drilling from the opening of the recessed portion, an axis of the orifice is disposed to pass through the opening of the recessed portion. Thus, it is possible to eliminate need for post-treatment after working the orifice, thereby reducing the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Ino, Shigeto Ryuen, Hidetoshi Watanabe, Satoshi Noda
  • Patent number: 7040594
    Abstract: When a plunger moves toward a side of a valve seat, an end face of a sealing member on a space side is separated from a surface of a seal housing groove, whereby a portion between a communication passage formed on an inner peripheral side of the sealing member is communicated with the space. At this time, an end face of the sealing member on a side of a damper chamber contacts the surface of the seal housing groove. However, since a part of a communication groove is communicated with the communication passage, the damper chamber is communicated with the communication passage through the communication groove. Accordingly, since the damper chamber is communicated with the space through the communication passage, a damping effect is not exerted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideharu Hironaka