Distributor Movement Adjustable Patents (Class 417/506)
  • Publication number: 20150098850
    Abstract: Food dispenser for portioning and dispensing free-flowing food, comprising a piston which is able to move in a reciprocal manner in a cylinder by means of a drive and having a valve (2) comprising a valve body (5) which is able to be rotatably driven exclusively about a rotational axis (7) between a first and a second switching position, in the first switching position by means of a first channel (14) delimited by the valve body (5) a fluidic connection being created between a suction opening (11) and a working opening assigned to the piston (12), such that by means of a working stroke of the piston, food is able to be suctioned through the suction opening (11) and the working opening (12) into an intermediate space, which in particular is formed in the cylinder, and in the second switching position by means of a second channel (15) delimited by the valve body (5), a fluidic connection being created between the working opening (12) and a dispensing opening (13) such that by means of a second working stroke of
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Benno Bucher, Kuno Kurschner
  • Publication number: 20140301868
    Abstract: A dosing device for an infusion system comprises a dosing unit having a variable volume and at least one opening in fluid connection with the variable volume, through which opening the variable volume can be filled with a substance or the substance can be dispensed from the variable volume. The dosing device is operable in a first state for filling the substance from a supply conduit, in a second state for preventing filling and dispensing, or in a third state for dispensing through a dispensing conduit. No direct fluid connection exists between the supply conduit and the dispensing conduit at any time. Methods for dosing a substance with the dosing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Ulrich Haueter, Florian Kuehni
  • Publication number: 20140234146
    Abstract: A valve integral with, or secured to, the connecting rod small end of a reciprocating piston positive displacement machine opens and closes a port controlling the communication of two spaces, for gas pumps, scavenging pumps, compressors, superchargers, pumps etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Manousos Pattakos, Efthimios Pattakos, Paraskevi Pattakou, Emmanouel Pattakos
  • Patent number: 8657589
    Abstract: A hydraulic machine has at least one working chamber (11) of cyclically changing volume, and low-pressure and high pressure valves (15, 13) to control the connection of each of the at least one working chambers to low-pressure and high-pressure lines (16, 14) respectively. A method of operating the machine includes holding the low-pressure valve means (15) closed during at least an entire cycle of the chamber (11), starting at minimum chamber volume, such that gas dissolved in liquid in the chamber is released therefrom during an expansion of the chamber volume and re-dissolved during a reduction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Artemis Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Uwe Bernhard Pascal Stein, Niall James Caldwell, William Hugh Salvin Rampen
  • Patent number: 8206130
    Abstract: A radial cylinder hydraulic motor comprises: oscillating hydraulic cylinders (1) driven to oscillate by means of an eccentric crankpin (2) formed on the motor shaft (3), the oscillating cylinder liners (4) being provided with trunnions (5) for oscillation about a parallel axis (C) to the axis (A) of rotation of the motor shaft which are coupled oscillably to the motor crankcase (6); reciprocating pistons (7) within said liners which are provided with a runner (8) for sliding over the outer surface (9) of said eccentric crankpin; and a rotary disk distributor (10, 23) coupled to the motor shaft for synchronized rotation therewith, adapted to place the conduits (12, 13) of the hydraulic circuit in fluid communication with the conduits (14) of the respective cylinders during the delivery and discharge strokes via ports of slanted or through-going configuration; and advantageously includes the rotating disk of the distributor formed with a connection/supply means (38, 40) to the passageway between one face (27) a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: S.A.I. Societa' Apparecchiature Idrauliche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Vittorio Pecorari, Davide Pecorari
  • Patent number: 7614857
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical pump device comprising a rotary valve (13) having preferably only one rectilinear channel (20) which respectively connects the inlet (4) and the outlet (7) of the pump device, or connects the inlet to a pump chamber (15), or said pump chamber to the outlet, upon rotation of the rotary element (19) of the valve. The invention enables a medical pump device to be especially easily produced, said pump device being preferably inserted between an infusion syringe driver or an infusion container and a catheter, and being used to supply small quantities of liquid in an accurately dosed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Medinnovation AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Marcel Fuechslin, Markus Weiss, Rudolf Duenkl, Peter Fritz Mejer, Thomas Neff, Erich Paul Stoll, Andreas Suter
  • Patent number: 6886720
    Abstract: A metering device that includes a housing defining a cylindrical chamber containing a reciprocating shuttle. The two opposed end parts of the chamber are interconnected by fluid flow ducts to a cylindrical valve bore. Contained with the valve is a rotary valve rod driven rotationally by a stepping motor. The valve rod has part cut away to form channels or recesses. In one rotational position of the valve rod a flow path is established from an inlet to one end of the chamber and a separate flow path is established from the other end of the chamber to an outlet. In an alternate orientation of the valve rod a flow path is formed from the inlet to the other end of the chamber and the first end of the chamber is connected to an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Laurence Richard Penn
  • Publication number: 20040109780
    Abstract: The invention relates to a feed pump for fluidic media, comprising a displacement body that is mounted in a pump housing and equipped with slide bearings and connecting channels that connect the slide bearings to the produce channel on the suction side for recirculating the fed medium that lubricates the slide bearings. The connecting channels are linked to control channels that lead to the exterior and guide channels are provided in the extension of the connecting channels in the housing of the cover. Said guide channels accommodate the valve plungers, each of which has a constriction. The section of the valve plunger lying adjacent to the product channel has a length and a diameter, which correspond to the length and diameter of the connecting channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventors: Georg Gillert, Dirk Henningsen
  • Patent number: 6695595
    Abstract: A pump includes a cylinder, a piston assembly, a first nozzle, a valve, a controller, a ring and a second nozzle. The cylinder defines first and second chambers and first and second channels for communication between the chambers. The piston assembly is received in the first chamber. The first nozzle defines a channel. The valve is received in the first chamber. The controller defines an axial channel and a radial channel communicated with the axial channel, and is received in the second chamber and linked to the valve through the second channel. The controller is movable between a first position for allowing the valve to seal the second channel and a second position for driving the valve to open the second channel. The ring is mounted on the controller so as to divide the second chamber into a first portion for communication between the first channel and the channel of the first nozzle and a second portion for communication between the second channel and the radial channel of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Scott Wu
  • Publication number: 20030056768
    Abstract: A high pressure fuel supply apparatus is constituted by a plunger reciprocating in a sleeve of a high pressure fuel pump so as to form a fuel pressurizing chamber between the plunger and the sleeve, a suction valve provided in a fuel suction port for sucking fuel into the fuel pressurizing chamber, and a discharge valve provided in a fuel discharge port for discharging fuel from the fuel pressurizing chamber into a high pressure fuel discharge passageway communicating with an internal combustion engine, the discharge valve reciprocating axially so as to perform an open/close operation, wherein the high pressure fuel supply apparatus further comprises a holder for regulating an axial reciprocating movement of the discharge valve in the open/close operation within a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Onishi, Kouichi Ojima, Yuta Ichinose
  • Patent number: 6158969
    Abstract: A variable displacement hydrostatic pump (11) having its displacement varied by a controller (17) in response to movement of a manual control lever (95) from a neutral position (FIG. 1). The vehicle has at least one other device (125,127) which provides an electrical output signal (133) indicating when operation of the pump (11) is "acceptable", in terms of either vehicle performance or operator safety. Associated with the control lever (95) is an input shaft (103) defining at least one stop surface (121,123). A solenoid assembly (109) has a moveable plunger (111), disposed adjacent the stop surfaces, and moveable between a retracted position (FIG. 4a) and an extended position (FIGS. 2 and 4), engaging one of the stop surfaces, when the output signal (133) indicates that operation of the pump is not acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Graf, Jerry D. Schrag
  • Patent number: 6045334
    Abstract: A valve disabler for use in high pressure pipe cleaning systems. The valve disabler of the present invention serves to disable a single cylinder in a multi-cylinder plunger pump so as to generate pulsatile pressure surges within a hose member. The pulsatile pressure surges cause the distal end of the hose member to move in a serpentine manner, thus allowing the hose member to negotiate down a tortuous path within the pipe without stalling or becoming otherwise impeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Hypro Corporation
    Inventors: Edward P. Murphy, Frank Amyotte
  • Patent number: 5575633
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydraulic pumping unit for feeding the hydraulic tilting cylinder(s) of a vehicle having a tilting cab, having a housing (1), a displacement body mounted for movement in a pumping chamber within the housing (1), a control valve having a bore in connection with the pumping chamber and a control valve body (2) within the bore, the control valve body (2) being provided, at an end (3) projecting beyond said housing (1), with a handle by means of which the control valve body (2) may be turned between at least two positions operative to tilt the cab from the drive position and to tilt the cab back into the drive position of the vehicle respectively. In accordance with the invention, the handle has an inner part (A) that is fixedly connected with the control valve body, and an outer part (B) which encloses the inner part (A) in a free rotating manner and is mounted to be coupled with the inner part by means of a key-operated lock cylinder (24), the outer part (B) forming the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Applied Power Inc.
    Inventors: Gustav H. P. Boel, Lambertus J. Sonneborn
  • Patent number: 5564905
    Abstract: A variable displacement axial piston hydraulic unit includes a flat port plate disposed between a stationery head and a rotatable cylinder barrel. An arcuate actuator piston extends from the port plate and is slidably disposed within an arcuate pocket in the head to define an actuator chamber. Similarly, an arcuate biasing piston extends from the port plate and is slidably disposed within an arcuate pocket defining a biasing chamber which continuously communicates with a discharge passage in the head. By selectably rotating the port plate relative to the head, the amount of fluid pressure carryover through TDC and BDC can be varied, thereby changing the swivel torque acting on the swashplate so that the swivel torque can be utilized to actually control the position of the swashplate. The rotational position of the port plate is controlled by controllably introducing pressurized fluid into the actuating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Noah D. Manring
  • Patent number: 5522708
    Abstract: An improved sampling pump has utility for withdrawing contaminated fluid from a low pressure source and outputting cleaned fluid to a sampling container. The fluid pump assembly of the present invention includes an operator unit for reciprocating plunger, and a side body port positioned within the pump body for receiving a removable filter. The pump assembly includes a discharge check valve which is ideally positioned within the pump body for minimizing "dead areas" within the pump, but is also adjustable for controlling the downstream pressure generated by the pump. An operator unit for the pumping assembly may include a spacer attached to the operator piston for selectively controlling the pump stroke. The pump assembly preferably has a pump body inlet port substantially aligned with the plunger axis. High pump reliability is obtained by the preferred filtering technique which cleans both the fluid supplied to the pump and the fluid supplied to the operator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: PGI International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Spencer M. Nimberger
  • Patent number: 5388968
    Abstract: An electronically controlled gas compressor inlet valve includes a housing mounted on the compressor in fluid communication with an inlet of the compressor. A piston member is moveable linearly within the housing along a path of travel, into and out of occluding relation with the compressor inlet. A linear positioning device is connected to the piston member. The linear positioning device positions the piston member linearly, in a predetermined location, along the path of travel. A vent maintains a predetermined atmospheric pressure across the piston member. A sensor determines compressor inlet pressure, and generates a signal in response to a predetermined inlet pressure. A controller is operatively connected to the stepper motor for controlling actuation of the stepper motor in response to the signal generated by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: James A. Wood, Robert R. Ball
  • Patent number: 5378127
    Abstract: A control assembly, for hydrostatic transmissions equipped with a pump and a valve element to control flow of hydraulic fluid to the pump, including a pump body member having a cavity with a movable valve element mounted in the body and connected to a source of pressurized hydraulic fluid and having a neutral position. A cover member is secured over the body member and a control shaft having interior and exterior ends extends therethrough. A manual control lever is mounted on the exterior end of the control shaft, and a cam plate with an elongated cam slot therein is secured to the interior end of the control shaft. Linkage, including an arm pivotally connected to the pump body and having a first upstanding pin thereon, interconnects the pump and the valve element. A second arm pivotally mounted on the first upstanding pin and a second upstanding pin mounted offset from the first upstanding pin on the second arm interconnects the control lever and valve element via control shaft and cam plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Sauer Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Welscher
  • Patent number: 4895499
    Abstract: Outlet valve assembly for a paint sprayer and the like includes a spring stop engageable by the outlet valve during opening of the outlet valve to dampen the outlet valve movement during opening of the outlet valve. There is a slight initial clearance between the spring stop and outlet valve when the outlet valve is in the closed position. During each cycle of operation of the paint sprayer, the impact of the outlet valve striking the spring stop compresses the spring stop somewhat, whereby the distance between the spring stop and outlet valve when the outlet valve is in the closed position is less than when a rigid stop is used to obtain the desired amount of outlet valve travel during opening of the outlet valve. At the end of the delivery stroke of the pump, the force of the spring stop acting on the outlet valve pushes the outlet valve to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventor: Eugene F. Gargas
  • Patent number: 4445484
    Abstract: A mechanical fuel injection device having a pumping piston and a pressure chamber ahead of the piston and connected to at least one injector by means of a linking channel. A slide valve is fitted to slide in a bore the central part of which crosses the linking channel. The slide valve is subject to the biasing action of spring means and to that of a pressure chamber. In the rest position of the slide valve, the linking channel communicates with a fuel feed circuit. A control pressure applied in the chamber moves the slide valve forward, blocking the circuit, but allowing injection by means of a circular throat allowing the fuel to flow along the linking channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Assignee: Renault Vehicules Industriels
    Inventor: Gerard Marion
  • Patent number: 4366671
    Abstract: A hydrostatic transmission in which a hydraulic pump and motor are in a generally U-shaped arrangement with a fluid transfer manifold extending between the pump and the motor. The pump is driven on one side of the manifold by the drive motor of the vehicle on which the transmission is used, and a drive shaft from the motor extends through the manifold, to power the drive wheels on the other side of the manifold. A housing surrounds the pump, motor and manifold and contains hydraulic fluid for the operation of the transmission. Servo controls for the pump and motor are located on the outside of the housing, and a control cover has preloaded servo pistons which properly adjust the servo control when the cover is attached to the housing. A charge pump for the servo controls is in the manifold, and rigid tubular conduits extend between the charge pump and the control cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1983
    Assignee: Clark Equipment Company
    Inventor: Willard L. Chichester
  • Patent number: 4269574
    Abstract: A fluid device of the axial piston type having high and low pressure operating passages, one of which may be an inlet and the other an outlet, depending upon the pumping and motoring function of the device. The device is of the variable displacement type having a rotatable cylinder barrel with each end of a plurality of pistons being disposed for reciprication within cylinder bores in the cylinder barrel. The cylinder barrel has cylinder ports successively communicating each of the cylinder bores with arcuate inlet and outlet passages formed in a valve face disposed at one end of the cylinder barrel. The other ends of the pistons extend from the other end of the cylinder barrel and include spherical balls and socket joints which are drivingly engaged by an inclined thrust plate assembly disposed to impart the reciprical stroking movement to the pistons within the cylinder bores as the cylinder barrel is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Inventor: Wilfred S. Bobier
  • Patent number: 4236881
    Abstract: A liquid metering pump has power-operated poppet valves in its intake and return conduits. The quantity of liquid discharged is controlled by a movable cam which determines how long the liquid return conduit is open. A switch operated by a portion of a pumping diaphragm prevents excess pressure from damaging the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1980
    Assignee: Ecodyne Corporation
    Inventor: Robert K. Pfleger
  • Patent number: 4130041
    Abstract: An anvil roll has a steel core and an outer portion of polyurethane. The roll is slightly rotated after a number of veneer clipping operations by a clutch which drives the roll after the roll is pushed by a knife down away from arcuate braking surfaces. An airbag normally urges the roll into engagement with the braking surfaces and is collapsed during adjustment of the roll. Operation of the clutch is prevented during the clipping operation. A double-acting cylinder drives the knife through a toggle joint linkage, and cushioning cylinder means aid in overcoming inertia of the knife at the start of a clipping cycle and also cushion the return of the knife. The cylinder has poppet check valves to rapidly admit air thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1978
    Assignee: Plymak Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David L. McGee
  • Patent number: 3994631
    Abstract: A piston or diaphram and a pump manifold assembly having an adjustable ball valve is disclosed. The manifold comprises first and second flanged chambers for mounting to the pump, a conduit or passageway which joins the two chambers and ball valves positioned in and near the first flanged chamber. The ball valves allow the manifold to pump materials of various sizes without the problems associated with the prior art. As specifically disclosed, the distance the ball may travel in the first chamber is controlled by at least one shaped pin positioned in the area of the valve which is easily removable without the need for disconnecting the manifold from the pump or without removal of the balls from the valves. By use of the pump and pump manifold assembly of the present invention, a continuous flow of material of varying sizes can be achieved without substantial surge. In addition, the assembly is easily cleaned, repaired and modified without the need for complete removal from the pump or expensive equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Inventor: William L. Hostetter