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Valves and valve actuation December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090321667 - Servo valve modules and torque motor assemblies: Servo valve modules and torque motor assemblies are provided. In an embodiment, a servo valve module includes a housing assembly, a diaphragm, a valve assembly, and a spiral washer. The housing assembly includes two chambers, a valve port, an intake port, and an outlet flow channel. The diaphragm extends across... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090321668 - Distributed stiffness biasing spring for actuator system and fuel injector using same: A fuel injector includes a fuel injector body defining a fuel inlet and at least one fuel outlet, a valve having a first valve state and a second valve state and an actuator for the valve. The fuel injector includes a biasing spring including a cylindrical rolled sheet having a... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper Intellectual Property Department
20090321670 - Quick connection device for electric spray gun: An electric spray gun includes a barrel having a positioning member received therein which includes two guide slots and two respective holes are defined through two sidewalls of the positioning member and communicate with the two guide slots. A cylinder is fixedly connected with a cover which is connected to... Agent: Jung-kun Huang
20090321671 - Solenoid valve and method of assembly thereof: A valve assembly includes a housing having a valve bore, a valve seat, and at least one port communicating with the bore. A moveable plunger resides in the valve bore and selectively seals against the valve seat. A bobbin integral with the housing has a solenoid bore adjacent to and... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law
20090321669 - Flapper hot gas valve: A gas valve apparatus is provided. A primary valve includes a flapper nozzle valve and first and second outputs. A secondary valve includes a housing having first and second inputs coupled to the first and second outputs of the primary valve, first and second seats coupled to the first and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090321672 - Adjustable regulator insert: An adjustable regulator insert (1) for valves, in particular for controlling liquid flow in a plant for central hearing or air-conditioning, which insert (1) comprises an inflow opening (10) and an outflow opening (20). The area of at least one of said openings (10,20) is adjustable, said at least open... Agent: Law Office Of Ken Dallara Ken Dallara
20090321673 - Valve closure system and valve closure assembly: A valve closure assembly (50) for remotely and automatically closing a railway tank car valve (V1, V2, V3, V4), characterized by improved convenience in mounting on a tank car dome (160) and adaptability to various dome geometries, valve configurations, and car-to-car dimensional variations. A clamp assembly (52) mounts assembly (50)... Agent: George Lawrence Boller
20090321674 - Automated ball valve and actuator: A ball valve and ball valve actuator including a unique valve stem seal and mounting connection between the ball valve and actuator. The stem seal design reduces leakage issues and significantly lengthens the life span of the ball valve and actuator and the mounting connection between the actuator. The ball... Agent: Daniels Patent Law PLLC
20090321675 - Poppet valve orifice: A poppet valve (100) is provided according to the invention. The poppet valve (100) includes a valve body (101), a valve poppet (135) movable in the valve body (101), and at least one non-symmetric orifice (110) in the valve body (101). The valve poppet (135) is configured to move to... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090314970 - Mechanically-actuated microfluidic pinch valve: A microfluidic pinch valve. The valve comprises a microfluidic channel defined in a compliant body; a valve sleeve defined by a section of the microfluidic channel, the valve sleeve having a membrane wall defining part of an outer surface of the body; a compression member for pinching the membrane wall... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20090314972 - Mechanically-actuated microfluidic diaphragm valve: A microfluidic diaphragm valve. The valve comprises: an inlet port; an outlet port; a weir positioned between the inlet and outlet ports, the weir having a sealing surface; a diaphragm membrane for sealing engagement with the sealing surface; and a thermal bend actuator for moving the diaphragm membrane between a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20090314971 - Mechanically-actuated microfluidic valve: A mechanically-actuated microfluidic valve. The valve comprises an inlet port; an outlet port; a thermal bend actuator; and a valve closure member cooperating with the actuator. Actuation of the thermal bend actuator causes movement of the closure member, thereby regulating a flow of fluid from the inlet port to the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20090314973 - Medical valve and method to monitor intra-abdominal pressure: An apparatus for monitoring the intra-abdominal pressure of a hospitalized patient includes a urinary catheter connected to a urine valve providing selectable communication between a discharge end of the urinary catheter and either a drain or a fluid source. Preferably, the urine valve is adapted for remote actuation and has... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.
20090314974 - Axial trim for dirty service valve: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a dirty service valve including an axial trim which, as a result of its structural attributes and extended stroke length, provides increased Cv capacity relative to valve plug size in comparison to existing prior art designs. In accordance with one embodiment... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090314977 - Actuating solenoid and non-stick disk: An actuating solenoid and a non-stick disk by means of which adhesion of an armature of an actuating solenoid to a pole core can be prevented. The non-stick disk is provided with at least one oil channel through which oil can be fed into the contact area between the non-stick... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090314976 - Electromagnetic actuatorä: An electromagnetic hydraulic valve (18) comprising an armature (2) which, in the region of its bottom-proximate end position (7) comprises a pressure chamber (9) which serves to damp the movements of the armature (2) and which is relieved from pressure via an annular gap (11) and for enhancing the damping... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.
20090314975 - Valve with an electromagnetic drive: A valve having an electromagnetic drive (10) including a core (12) that is arranged between two pole pieces (14) and has a winding (16) applied thereon which, at least in the direction of a dimension (B) determining the structural size of the valve (1), rests on the core (12) without... Agent: Law Offices Of Stuart J. Friedman
20090314978 - Self sealing disconnect valve: Disclosed is a self sealing disconnect for use in connection with an environmental control system. The disconnect includes two mating halves each of which houses an internal butterfly valve. When the halves are engaged, the butterfly valves are opened to complete a fluid circuit. Conversely, when the halves are disengaged,... Agent: Gray Robinson Attn: Stefan V. Stein/IPDept.
20090314979 - Valve apparatus: A valve apparatus that has a longitudinal axis therethrough comprises a valve seat member, a valve closure member, a fluid flow path, and a resilient valve insert member. The valve seat member comprises a hollow bore and a first frustoconical contact surface that has an inner perimeter and an outer... Agent: L. Wayne White, Esq.
20090314980 - Seal-retaining valve for fluid metering device: A valve comprises a valve cartridge, a valve stem and a valve seal. The valve cartridge comprises a generally cylindrical cartridge body, a bore extending longitudinally through the cartridge body, and an outlet passage and intermittent inlet passages extending through a side wall of the cartridge body to intersect the... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090309050 - Electropneumatic valve: An electropneumatic valve is disclosed for driving a pneumatic actuator drive to activate fittings in automation systems. The valve can have at least one electropneumatic transducer and a pneumatic booster, which has at least one valve device for optionally connecting a connecting duct, which can be connected to the actuator... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090309051 - Electropneumatic valve: The invention relates to an electropneumatic valve for driving a pneumatic actuator drive to activate fittings in automation systems. The valve has at least one electropneumatic transducer and a pneumatic booster, which has at least one 3/3 way valve with a blocking center position for optionally connecting a connecting duct,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090309052 - Method and device for operating an electropneumatic valve: The disclosure relates to a method and device for operating an electropneumatic valve for driving a pneumatic actuator drive to activate fittings in automation systems. The valve has at least one electropneumatic transducer and a pneumatic booster. The pneumatic booster has at least one 3/3 way valve with a blocking... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090309053 - Fluid admission system for providing a pressure-balanced valve: A valve assembly includes a valve housing located between a fluid inlet region maintained at a first pressure and a fluid outlet region maintained at a second pressure. A movable metering plate is located within valve housing. A fixed metering plate interacts with the movable metering plate to meter fluid... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20090309054 - System and method of operating a solenoid valve at minimum power levels: The inventions disclosed and taught herein are further directed to a solenoid valve comprising: a casing; a magnetic coil encapsulated in the casing adapted for inducing a magnetic flux when supplied with electrical current; a plunger supported for linear displacement positioned within the coil, adapted to latch or unlatch the... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090309055 - Valve device: A valve device has a valve space (14) formed in a housing (12a, 12b), a valve drive (16) sealed against the valve space (14) by means of a sealing body (26) made of an elastic material, a two-armed actuating lever (32) which extends through the sealing body and whose first... Agent: Law Offices Of Stuart J. Friedman
20090309056 - Butterfly valve: A butterfly valve includes a main body and a valve plate. The main body is provided with a valve port and a handle fixed with a shaft for connecting a handle with the valve plate that is received in the valve port of the main body. Before the valve plate... Agent: J.c. Patents
20090309057 - Manual valve operator with override clutch apparatus: A manual valve operator with override clutch apparatus for selectively actuating a valve. includes an operator housing defining an enclosure. An input shaft is rotatably supported by the housing and a worm wheel has a first and a second side, the second side of the worm wheel defining a clutch... Agent: David J. Archer
20090309058 - Precision dispense valve: A fluid dosing valve assembly for dispensing a volumetric amount of a fluid in precise and repeatable amounts, particularly for dosing small amounts. The fluid dosing valve assembly includes a valve body with a fluid path, and a stem element for opening and closing the fluid path by rotation, the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090309059 - Seal assembly for a fluid pressure control device: A seal assembly for a fluid pressure control device includes a guide element having a sealing surface and a first guide surface. A throttling element assembly includes a throttling element positionable within a fluid flow path, the assembly defines a mating surface adapted to seal with the sealing surface, and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090302243 - Wiper seal assembly: A hydraulically-operated annular blowout preventer, for controlling a wellbore and comprising a wiper seal assembly, is described. The wiper seal assembly comprises a discrete wiper seal, for preventing debris and/or contaminants from the wellbore from entering the hydraulic fluid chamber of the blowout preventer, a discrete pressure seal, positioned below... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20090302244 - Squeeze valve: A clamp valve is provided. A clamp valve or a squeeze valve may be straight-way valves, which include a tubular shut-off element, which is sometimes arranged in a tubular housing made of metal or plastic. The tubular shut-off element is either squeezed together mechanically or by an externally supplied foreign... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090302245 - Fluid control valve and valve body: A fluid control valve (10) comprising a valve housing (12), a valve body (30) having a peripheral surface (32) slidably supported for movement in an axial direction in the valve housing and a feedback circuit duct (38) in the valve body. The feedback circuit duct has a first end (40)... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090302246 - Handwheel torque limitor: A torque limiting device with an override mechanism coupled to a valve assembly capable of limiting the torque applied to the valve assembly and selectively being overridden to permit the application of excessive torque to the valve assembly. Tattletale devices capable of indicating when an override mechanism has been activated... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.
20090302247 - Valve trim retention apparatus: Valve trim retention apparatus for use with valves are described. An example valve trim retention apparatus includes a liner to retain a valve seat within a valve body. The liner includes an outer surface having first external threads to engage a first threaded opening of the valve body. A ring... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090302248 - Actuator device: An actuator device (1) comprising an actuator housing (2) with a fitting (4) for connecting the actuator (1) to an object (6), a motor (28) which via transmission elements (30, 32, 38, 40) drives an output actuator shaft (12) of the actuator (1), where the actuator shaft (12) is rotationally... Agent: Gable & Gotwals
20090302249 - Pneumatic energy saving control: The objective of the invention is to bypass the existing pneumatic thermostats/controllers providing on off auto operation for VAV boxes, reheat coils, classroom unit ventilators, fan coil units, fin tube radiators, damper actuator's, water control valves and the like, with a remotely controlled three way valves and wireless controlled and... Agent: George Fincher
20090302251 - Electromagnetic actuator: An electromagnetic actuator comprises a core (1), a ferromagnetic component (2) movable in a gap (5) in the core, and a magnet (4) for attracting the component to one side of the gap. A flux concentrator (12) concentrates the magnetic flux on that side of the gap (5) and a... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman
20090302250 - Solenoid valve: In one embodiment, a solenoid valve includes a supply port that fluidly communicates with a source of compressed air, a delivery port, a bore that selectively fluidly communicates with the supply and delivery ports, an armature in the bore, a pole piece in the bore, and a coil that is... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20090302252 - Virtual variable valve intake and exhaust for the internal combustion engine: A device is created with an adjustable aperture or orifice using the iris shutter type mechanism to control the volumetric flow of fuel mixture or exhaust gas by movable blades or leaflets arranged inside a sealed enclosure which is operated by external actuators connected in series.... Agent: Neil H Cheung
20090302253 - Cyrogenic valve: A cryogenic valve includes a main body which has an opening, a bonnet which is coupled to the main body, a disc which opens or closes the opening, a stem which is placed through the bonnet, and a drive unit which actuates the disc and the stem. A first seat... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090302254 - Device for actuation of a valve: c
20090302255 - Helical spline actuators: Helical spline actuators can be employed to actuate ball valves. In certain embodiments, an actuator can include a remote operated vehicle shaft, an internally splined shaft, and an externally splined shaft that can be used in combination to actuate a ball valve. In certain embodiments, an actuator can include a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090302256 - Pressure reducing valve: A pressure reducing valve includes a opening/closing valve between primary and secondary pressure chambers, a diaphragm body, a valve hole through which the secondary pressure chamber is communicatively connected with the atmosphere, a relief valve which opens/closes the valve hole, and a linkage member which links the opening/closing valve with... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20090302257 - Vacuum sealing system and device: An apparatus for a gate valve between chambers includes a valve housing defining a flow path. A male valve portion is rotatable on a fixed axis in the housing. The male valve portion including a first male mating surface positioned at a first angle less than perpendicular to the axis.... Agent: Mark Gehrig
20090302258 - Plug assembly with plug head attachment: A plug assembly includes a plug stem having a plug stem base, a plug head, and a fastening mechanism for fastening the plug stem base to the plug head, the fastening mechanism comprising at least two retainer clamps that surround and provide an interference fit between the plug stem base... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.
20090302259 - Ball for valves and production method: A ball (1) for valves is described, comprising a substantially ball-shaped body (2), a hole (4, 5) bored in the body (2) for fluid flow passage between the entry and exit of the valve, and a slot (10) cut into the body (2) to house a pin for ball (1)... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090302260 - Valve: A valve assembly (10) to regulate the flow of a refrigerant. The valve assembly (10) includes a movable valve member (25) to which there are attached two pistons (29 and 30). A refrigerant under pressure is applied to the pistons (29 and 30) to cause movement of the movable valve... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090302261 - Self-sealing bite valve: “A liquid dispensing release mechanism that includes an internal seal there of opening and closing when user actuated to release flow and prevent leaking.”... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP12/03/2009 > 14 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090294709 - Two step valve actuator: A valve is provided including a first valve member and a second valve member. The first valve member includes a first step and a first orifice adjacent the first step. The second valve member includes a second step and a second orifice adjacent the second step. The second valve member... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090294710 - Hydraulic system: A valve is provided including a first valve member and a second valve member. The first valve member includes a first step and a first orifice adjacent the first step. The second valve member includes a second step and a second orifice adjacent the second step. The second valve member... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090294711 - Control algorithm for freeing an egr valve from contamination adhesion: A method of controlling a device having restricted movement. A controller is provided for controlling the operation of the device using a control algorithm. A normal operation control method is programmed onto the controller and is selectively activated by the controller to generate a normal control signal. A forcing control... Agent: Warn, Hoffmann, Miller & Ozga, P.C.
20090294713 - Flow rate control valve: For stable use in a marine container, a flow rate control valve (1) is provided with a valve main body (4) having a valve chamber (2) and a valve hole (2a) in the valve chamber, a valve body (3) for opening and closing the valve hole, a can (7) protruding... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090294712 - High flow proportional valve: In one embodiment of the invention, a valve apparatus is provided to proportionally control fluid flow. The valve apparatus includes a housing having a valve body with an inlet port having a valve seat and an outlet port; a valve assembly including an armature, a movable fluid control member, and... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20090294714 - Air valve adjusting switch assembly: The present invention discloses an air valve adjusting switch assembly including a valve body, an air valve adjusting pipe, an adjusting bolt, an airtight ring and a screw cap. With the geometric shapes of the air valve adjusting pipe and the adjusting bolt, the airtight ring installed onto the adjusting... Agent: Roger H. Chu
20090294715 - Centreline flow valve: A valve (10) is disclosed. The valve (10) has an inclined valve seat (14) defining a fluid aperture (18), and a valve head (20) for contact with the valve seat (14) for closure of the fluid aperture (18). A lever arm (22) is attached to the valve head (20). There... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090294716 - Quick disconnect utilizing guillotine valves: A quick disconnect valve including a first connector with a first shutoff gate and a second connector with a second shutoff gate. A fluid flow passage is located in the first connector and the second connector. The first shutoff gate and the second shutoff gate include an aperture and are... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20090294717 - Compressor throttling valve assembly: A throttling valve assembly has an outer housing that is sealed. An actuator is connected to a pressure balanced shaft that extends into the housing to operate a plurality of linkages that can rotate blades in tandem. With the surrounding housing sealed, the shaft penetrations of the blade support shafts... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (cameron International Corporation)
20090294718 - Shut-off device: The invention relates to a shut-off device comprising a housing which is to be connected to an adjacent conduit in a pressure-tight manner A tubular passage is defined in the housing for a medium flowing through the conduit. Said device also comprises at least one sealing body which can be... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20090294720 - Method of designing minute flow rate controller with entrance throttle groove: A method of designing a minute flow rate controller that is capable of accurately controlling the minute flow rate of a fluid and realizing desired valve characteristics without inducing any unsteadiness of fluid flow and has a simple configuration with respect to a throttle groove for controlling the fluid flow... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia
20090294719 - Valve for a compressed gas container: A valve for a compressed gas container, with a longitudinal valve housing, which is held in a valve disc at one end and surrounds a channel for the medium which is to be discharged, a valve member, which is partly arranged in the channel of the valve housing and projects... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20090294722 - Contamination and flow control: The present invention is directed toward an anti-contamination arrangement for a valve having a valve housing, a bushing positioned in the valve housing, a valve member including a valve shaft and a valving portion operable for engaging a valve seat, slidably disposed through the bushing, and a supply port operably... Agent: Warn, Hoffmann, Miller & Ozga, P.C.
20090294721 - Valve assembly for a container with an inner bag for receiving beverage: The present relates to a beverage valve assembly (5) comprising:—a bottom wall section (12);—a tubular part (14) extending downward from the bottom wall section;—an outer apron (9) standing up from the bottom wall section (12); wherein the tubular part (14) has a top opening (21) to receive a dispensing element... Agent: Paul Grandinetti Levy & GrandinettiPrevious industry: Radiant energy
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