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Valves and valve actuation April category listing, related patent applications 04/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 04/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090108219 - Zone valve actuator: A valve actuator includes a motor which drives a gear assembly for selectively imparting motion to a valve member. The valve actuator includes a reed switch for use in controlling a pump or control system for a plurality of pumps in response to initialization of the valve actuator. The motion... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20090108220 - Drain valve actuators and methods of controlling drain valves: A valve actuator operates a valve, such as a drain valve of an industrial washing machine. The valve actuator has a permanent magnet DC motor which drives a gear train which rotatably drives an output shaft. The output shaft is engaged with the drain valve and moves the drain valve... Agent: Everest Intellectual Property Law Group
20090108221 - Displacement control valve for variable displacement compressor: A displacement control valve for a variable displacement compressor. The displacement control valve includes a drive force transmission body, a pressure sensitive chamber, an internal passage, and a valve body. The valve body includes an annular seal which is contactable with a valve seat surface facing toward the first valve... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090108222 - Pleated washer spring for fuel pressure regulator: A spring-actuator assembly (10) is provided for a fuel pressure regulator. The assembly includes a housing (30) and a washer spring (10) received in the housing. The washer spring has a body (12) with a top surface (13) and a bottom surface (15). The body includes an opening (14) there-through... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC
20090108223 - Temperature rotational limit stop for a mixing valve: A temperature limit stop assembly for a mixing valve including a stop surface supported by a stem and a hot water stop shoulder supported by a stop member and engagable with the stop surface of the stem to limit rotational movement of a valve plate.... Agent: Delta Faucet Company C/o Masco Corporation Leon E. Redman, Esq.
20090108224 - Valve: A valve comprises a housing and at least three ceramic discs in the housing such that at least two fixed ceramic discs are provided and at least one rotatable ceramic disc is provided between the fixed ceramic discs. The ceramic discs comprise through holes such that when the holes are... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20090108225 - Valve device and manually operated shutoff valve device: In a valve device for selectively opening and closing a flow passage formed to open on a valve seat by a valve body through a resin-made seat, a hollow portion is formed on either one of the valve body and the valve seat and receives the resin-made seat therein, the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090108226 - Valve element unit and gate valve apparatus: When a valve element unit 52 is rotary driven by valve element driving mechanisms 54, a rotary drive radius R2 of longitudinal both end sides of a first valve element 56 is smaller than a rotary drive radius R1 of a longitudinal center side of the first valve element 56.... Agent: Kazunao Kubotera Kubotera & Associates, LLC
20090108228 - Fluid control device with a non-circular flow area: A fluid control device with a non-circular flow passageway is disclosed. The fluid control device has an inlet port (318) formed on a first side (314) of a fluid control body. A valve cavity (320) is formed in the bottom of the fluid control body. The inlet port is coupled... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC
20090108227 - Pipe joint: The present invention concerns a pipe joint, which includes a socket, and a plug arranged in confronting relation to the socket. A holder is disposed on one end of the socket. Further, a packing is retained between the socket and the holder. In addition, the packing is constructed from a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090101852 - Passage switching valve: A passage switching valve includes a lower actuator and an upper actuator. the lower actuator includes a case, a diaphragm, an operating rod, and a spring. A lower end of the operating rod is connected to a valve element. The upper actuator includes a case, a diaphragm, an operating rod,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090101853 - Firing valve: A valve for generating a flow of pressurized fluid in response to a command, including: a discharge conduit for discharging the pressurized fluid; a valve body surrounding the discharge conduit; a chamber that connects the discharge conduit to the valve body; a cover covering the discharge conduit and forming the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090101854 - Hydraulic control valve for heavy equipment: A hydraulic control valve for heavy equipment is provided, which includes a valve body having a supply passage supplied with a hydraulic fluid from a hydraulic pump, ports for supplying the hydraulic fluid to an actuator or receiving the hydraulic fluid from the actuator, tank passages for returning the hydraulic... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090101855 - Valve glue diverter: In one preferred embodiment, the present invention includes a valve having a glue diverter to divert or prevent glue from blocking a solenoid discharge passage and thereby ensure operation of the valve. The discharge passage terminates in a protruding area, spaced away from a surrounding area so as to allow... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20090101856 - Gate valve actuator: In combination with an external actuator for electrically operating a gate valve for use with a recreational vehicle, a gate valve within a housing, a flow passageway, a valve closure member moveable transversely of the flow passageway to cause the passageway to open and close. The valve closure member comprises... Agent: Larry F. Gitlin Rapkin, Gitlin & Beaumont
20090101857 - Valve assembly: A valve assembly has a valve housing, an inlet, an outlet and a flow passage extending between the inlet and the outlet. A shut-off valve is mounted on the housing adjacent the inlet and a flow control valve is mounted on the housing adjacent the outlet. By mounting both valves... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20090101859 - Steam valve and generator set: A steam valve 1 includes: a valve seat 9 being accommodated in a steam flow path of a casing 2 provided with a steam inlet pipe 14 and a steam outlet pipe 15; and a valve body 22, 27 capable of contacting the valve seat 9, the valve body 22,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090101858 - Valve with elastically deformable component: A valve including an elastically deformable component is disclosed, wherein the elastically deformable component is disposed in one of a valve head and a valve body, and wherein the elastically deformable component is elastically deformed when the valve is in a closed position to facilitate a substantially fluid tight seal... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20090101860 - Pump assembly and tappet therefor: A tappet suitable for use with a fluid pump, wherein the tappet comprises a side wall portion and an end face which define an internal chamber of the tappet, the end face having a drive surface for co-operating with a drive arrangement, in use, and a plurality of vents through... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090101861 - Valve: A valve for restricting and closing plastic tubing, comprising a base having a surface for holding a plastics tube, two side guides extending from the base, a top provided with a restriction member and means for raising and lowering the restriction member on to a seat. One of the side... Agent: Lambert & Associates, P.l.l.c.04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090095927 - Thermally actuated valves, photovoltaic cells and arrays comprising same, and methods for producing same: Thermally actuated valves, photovoltaic cells and arrays comprising same, and methods for producing same are disclosed. In some embodiments, thermally actuated valves are provided, comprising: a first material defining at least one opening; and a beam attached to the first material so as to at least partially cover the at... Agent: Wilmerhale/columbia University
20090095930 - Pneumatic device control system: A plurality of valve assemblies having a plurality of manifold valves assembled are electrically coupled in a row via lead wire assemblies to transmit a power signal for driving solenoids of the manifold valves in parallel from the valve assembly at a proximal side of the row to the valve... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090095928 - Solenoid valve for brake system: A solenoid valve for a brake system, which has a simplified configuration and can be easily manufactured with reduced manufacturing costs. The solenoid valve includes valve seat member integrally formed with a seat portion having a first orifice, an opening/closing member slidably installed in the valve seat member, the opening/closing... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20090095929 - Solenoid valve for brake system: A solenoid valve for a brake system enabling miniaturization of the valve and having an improved configuration to facilitate assembly and production of the valve. The solenoid valve includes an armature provided at one end thereof with an opening/closing member, a valve housing including a hollow first valve block fixed... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20090095931 - Ball valve having self-centering seats: A trunnion type ball valve having valve seats that are laterally moveable within seat recesses of the valve and establish sealing engagement with a valve ball member that is trunnion supported for rotational movement between open and closed positions. The valve seat members are self-centering for optimum sealing engagement with... Agent: James L. Jackson James L. Jackson, PC
20090095933 - Gate valve with replaceable inserts and method of refurbishing same: A gate valve includes a valve body having a cylindrical passage defining a flow path through the valve, a gate for controlling fluid flow through the valve and a replaceable wear-resistant flow-path liner for in the flow path. The flow-path liner includes a plurality of replaceable wear-resistant inserts, including wear... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
20090095932 - Knife gate valve: A gate valve apparatus includes an inlet side panel, and outlet side panel defining a ring recess on its inner face. The panels are fastened together and the valve gate moves between the panels. A seat ring defines a seat ring aperture and is positioned in the ring recess and... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20090095934 - Pressure rated oil field gate valve: The disclosure provides an efficient design for a pressure rated oil field gate valve that meets the challenges of providing a quality product with minimal increase in price due to the design. It minimizes weight increase in the valve body over valves not meeting strict pressure specifications, due to strengthening... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090095935 - Irrigation valve: The present invention relates to a diaphragm valve, comprising: a valve body with an internal cavity and an inlet passage forming a continuous path of constant cross-section and minimal direction changes, allowing for less turbulent flow within the valve. The invention further comprises a valve cap mounted to a top... Agent: Anthony M. Wlodarczyk04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090090879 - Valve apparatus: A valve apparatus for controlling fluid flow between a fluid passage and a fluid delivery conduit therein includes a valve housing having first and second housing ports spaced therealong, and a driven member driveable toward and away from the first housing port. A closure member having a port is coupled... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.
20090090880 - Power generation for valve actuators: The present invention utilizes operation of a valve actuator to generate electrical power. A portion of the mechanical energy generated by operation of a valve actuator is converted to electrical energy. The mechanical energy may be converted to electrical energy at the same time as the valve actuator is operating... Agent: Trask Britt
20090090881 - Electromagnetic pressure valve: An electromagnetic pressure regulating valve has a valve portion for conducting and regulating the pressure of an operating medium, such as oil, a magnet portion for actuating the valve portion for regulating the pressure of the operating medium and having a magnet housing, in which a magnet core is located... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20090090882 - Adjustable pressure control valves: A solenoid operated valve and method of assembly characterized by a threaded connection between the pole piece (69) and the cage (11), the threaded connection (75) including a first threaded connecting portion fixed in relation to the pole piece and a second threaded connecting portion fixed in relation to the... Agent: Don W. Bulson (park) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090090883 - Chamber isolation valve rf grounding: Embodiments described herein provide a method and apparatus for grounding a chamber isolation valve. In one embodiment, a grounded chamber isolation valve for a plasma processing system is described. The chamber isolation valve includes a door and a bracing member movably attached to and opposing the door, and at least... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20090090884 - Water tap or faucet: A lever action tap or faucet has a rotary control for manually regulating the flow of water through the tap to a spout, and is adapted for hospital environments, including pre-surgical scrubbing up. The control comprises a long lever arm and a short lever arm, either lever arm being operable... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090084996 - Servo valve: A servo valve for a hydraulic power steering system includes a valve shaft that is rotatable about a valve axis, a valve sleeve that cooperates with and may be rotated in relation to the valve shaft, and a closure member for a valve return port. The closure member is movable... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20090084997 - Pendulum vacuum gate valve: A pendulum vacuum gate valve comprised of a housing for enclosing a valve plate assembly having a pair of air pressure actuated floating seal plates disposed on opposite sides of the valve plate assembly which is actuated by a gate arm to reciprocate between open and closed positions and intermediate... Agent: Bruce & Mccoy
20090084998 - Noise attenuation valve assembly: A control mechanism for a noise attenuation valve in a vehicle exhaust system is configured to significantly reduce operational noises. The noise attenuation valve includes a flapper valve (18) that is supported on a shaft (16) for rotation within an inlet tube (14). The shaft is coupled to an actuator... Agent: Pamela A. Kachur
20090084999 - Automatically shut off water faucet: A water faucet includes a receptacle engaged into a housing and having a passage communicating with a water outlet of the housing, a valve stem slidably engaged through the passage of the receptacle and having a valve member for controlling the water to flow from the water inlet to the... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire
20090085000 - Electrocoated valve components and methods of manufacturing the same: A valve component may include a polyurethane coating electrocoated thereon. The polyurethane coating is a hard, smooth, and lubricious coating that facilitates low frictional engagement with one or more elastomeric seals. To make a valve component with such a coating, the valve component may be electrocoated in an emulsion comprising... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.Previous industry: Radiant energy
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