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Valves and valve actuation June invention type 06/10Below 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. 06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100155628 - Deformation resistant opening chamber head and method: An annular blowout preventer device includes a body having a first cavity extending from a first end to a second end, the first cavity being configured to accommodate a drill line; a static head removably connected to the first end of the body and having a second cavity that is... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100155629 - Pilot valve for control valve: A pilot-control valve assembly for a roll control system for a vehicle defines a pressure control valve assembly and includes a main stage valve and a pilot stage valve. A body of the main stage valve is press fit to a body of the pilot stage valve.... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100155631 - Pilot device with remote pressure control for gas pressure regulators: The invention is a pilot device (1) cooperating with a gas pressure regulator suitable for use in gas distribution systems and consists of: a head (2) with two chambers (4, 5) separated by a first membrane (3), the upper chamber (4) at the gas pressure regulator outlet pressure and the... Agent: Ip Strategies
20100155630 - Pilot-controlled valve having a ceramic control piston: A pilot-controlled valve, having a valve system which switches a pressure medium flow between at least one working connection, a supply pressure connection and a ventilation connection. The invention provides that the valve system includes at least one valve member made of ceramic material that is operated rotationally and/or linearly... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100155632 - Valve controller: A controller for controlling a valve is disclosed including a manifold assembly, a valve position indicator and a trigger assembly. An operating media distribution system is disposed in the manifold assembly and an electronic control unit is disposed in the controller. The electronic control unit operates at least one electromagnetic... Agent: Tyco International Management Corp.
20100155633 - Poppet valve operated by an electrohydraulic poppet pilot valve: A control valve includes a main poppet that moves in response to pressure in a primary control chamber and thereby controls the flow of fluid through a valve seat between first and second ports. A passageway extends between the second port and the primary control chamber and includes a variable... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100155634 - Performance monitoring and prognostics for aircraft pneumatic control valves: A method estimates the health state of an aircraft pneumatic control valve through indirect measurements of available sensors. Measurements from identical valves operating under the same condition are compared. Residues are translated into estimates of individual valve degradation state. Historical degradation states can be used to predict expected time to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100155635 - Systems & methods for monitoring and controlling water consumption: Systems that utilize a power grid to monitor and control fluid flow within a water system are presented. The system can have first and second docking stations configured to process signals produced by respective first and second sensors. The docking stations are preferably user-pluggable into a power grid such that... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100155637 - Inductance-type rotation angle sensor, method of manufacturing the same, and intake control system for engine including the same sensor: An inductance-type rotation angle sensor includes: a stator formed by printing an annularly formed magnetic conductor and a receiving conductor placed adjacent to the magnetic conductor on a glass-epoxy-resin substrate; and a rotor having an excitation conductor attached thereto in a manner opposing the magnetic conductor. In the sensor, a... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20100155638 - Electromagnetic valve, as well as a method for producing an electromagnetic valve: An electromagnetic valve includes a housing, a coil wound on a coil support, a back iron, a yoke, a mobile armature, and a core. The core is disposed together with the armature radially inside the coil support. The armature is configured to connect, at least indirectly, with a closing member... Agent: Leydig, Voit And Mayer
20100155636 - Pilot operated water valve: A solenoid operated pilot valve utilizes an offset pilot opening and a lever arm to provide a mechanical advantage to multiply the opening force of the solenoid, thereby allowing the solenoid size to be reduced. The lever arm used to position the pilot valving member is mechanically positioned via a... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20100155639 - Switching unit for pushbutton of kitchen water faucet: A switching unit for pushbutton of kitchen water faucet cooperates with a water faucet body (1), a mandrel (2), a pushbutton mechanism (3), a bubbler (5) and a face covering (6). Two intake pipes (21,22) formed vertically in the middle of the mandrel (2) are communicated with the water inlet... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia
20100155640 - Valve arrangement: A valve including a valve body having a bore and a spindle received in the bore, the spindle being actuatable to open and close the valve. A compression gland seal is provided about the spindle for compression between the spindle and the bore. A first seal ring is provided about... Agent: John Molnar Jr.
20100155641 - Cover-equipped manual valve: A cover-equipped manual valve having a ratchet mechanism for preventing rotation of a knob, comprising: a rod formed with an external thread portion on an outer periphery thereof, the rod being unconnected to the knob and held against rotation; a sliding nut of a cylindrical shape, the sliding nut being... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100155642 - Offset handle and dual connected handle and valves: A handle and a valve actuated by the handle. The handle includes first and second handle portions offset from one another in one or two directions and joined by a linking portion. Offset handle portions allow one handle portion to be aligned with the centerline of the valve, or to... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100148097 - Liquid flow control device: A liquid flow control device has a port or passageway through which liquid flow is to be controlled. A body of a liquid swellable material is located in the port or passageway having an upstream side and a downstream side in relation to the direction of liquid flow through the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100148098 - Directly piloted valve assembly: A directly piloted valve assembly has a valve body including a bore, at least one inlet port, at least one outlet port and at least one exhaust port wherein the ports are all in fluid communication with the bore. A spool is received in the bore. The spool includes a... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20100148099 - Shift actuator valve having a pressure dead band: A valve assembly having a pressure dead band includes a first valve or sleeve slidably disposed within a valve body. A second valve is partially slidably disposed within the first valve and partially slidably disposed in the valve body. A plurality of fluid passages communicate with the valve assembly and... Agent: Vivacqua Law, PLLC
20100148100 - Media isolated piezo valve: A piezo valve having a rocker valve member and a diaphragm which isolates the fluid ports of the valve from the piezo actuation member. The piezo actuation member is adjustably positioned within the valve to optimize the stroke of the rocker and the preload of the rocker against at least... Agent: Parker-hannifin Corporation Hunter Molnar Baker Morgan
20100148101 - Parallel type valve assembly: Two connected valve units each formed by serially connecting plural electromagnetic valves in a direct abutment state are disposed in parallel between two end blocks. The two end blocks are tightened with plural connecting bolts disposed therebetween so as to directly clamp and fix the two connected valve units from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100148102 - Valves based on reversible piezoelectric rotary motor: A piezoelectric valve is provided that includes a valve body includes a plug and a drive body coupled to the valve body and operable to cause the rotatable plug to rotate about a rotational axis. The drive body includes a shaft disposed along the axis, the shaft statically coupled to... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100148103 - Automobile high pressure pump solenoid valve: A module solenoid valve (14) includes a valve body (16) defining an inlet opening (22) and an outlet opening (20). The valve body includes a seating surface (18) at a distal end thereof. A valve member (24) controls flow of fuel through the outlet opening. A movable armature (26) is... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC
20100148104 - Water saving valve device: Disclosed herein is a water saving valve device having a valve body, a coupling unit, a spring, an actuating rod, a push plate, and a packing. A manual manipulating unit is coupled to the coupling unit to manually move the actuating rod up and down, and includes a lower body,... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100148105 - Security mechanism for a flow control device on a railcar and method of coupling the same: A security mechanism for a flow control device on a railcar and method of coupling the security mechanism to the flow control device are provided. A support member is coupled to the railcar. An extension handle has a first end operatively coupled to the flow control device on the railcar.... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100148106 - Valve assembly: A valve assembly comprises a housing (1) defining a conduit (2) through which fluid may flow and a butterfly plate (8) rotatably mounted within the housing (1) so as to control the flow of fluid through the housing; the plate incorporating oppositely located projections which extend beyond the conduit; the... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20100148107 - Valve arrangement: A valve arrangement has an annular housing with valve seat and a two-part valve plate that is rotatable about an axis. The seat is in the form of a disk including two adjacent openings with a web between and the axis is parallel to the web. The two parts of... Agent: Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria P.C.
20100148108 - Fluid control valve: A valve includes a body, a cage, a plug, a stem, a stop ring, and a pilot plug. The cage includes at least one cage port there through allowing fluid communication between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. The plug is movable linearly within the cage to allow fluid... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100140516 - Bop packing units selectively treated with electron beam radiation and related methods: A method of increasing the crosslink density of a seal for a blowout preventer that includes selectively applying electron beam radiation to a selected portion of a blowout preventer seal comprising a cured elastomeric material and at least one rigid insert to increase the crosslink density of the selected portion... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100140517 - One-step flow control for crossing channels: In one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus for one-step flow control at a micro-channel crossing comprises a first micro-channel and a second micro-channel, a plurality of magnetic valves, and a guiding magnet. The guiding magnet produces a proximal magnetic field gradient at a location of each of the... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20100140518 - Valves controlling flow: Valves controlling flow of gas or liquid, where compressible material is trapped within a rigid housing to provide a leak-proof seal surrounding an longitudinally movable rigid shaft. Where the shaft has a hollow channel and perpendicular ports to the outer surface, it allows for on and off control and is... Agent: David Robert Billings
20100140519 - Electromagnetic actuators: A valve includes a valve plate coupled to the movable device disposed partially within a housing. An electromagnetic actuator includes a first set of permanent magnets provided to the movable device. At least one stator core is disposed proximate to the movable device with a gap between the stator core... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100140520 - Variable flow gas valve and method for controlling same: A gas control valve and method of controlling a gas control valve to provide infinite adjustability is provided. The gas control valve defines a fluid flow path. A flow adjustment arrangement within the fluid flow path has a plurality of discrete open configurations. Each discrete open configuration establishes a different... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20100140521 - Stemless ball valve: A stemless ball valve comprising two flanges and a ball with a channel, two axis pins and two travel pins. One end of each axis and travel pin is fixedly attached to the ball, and the other end of each axis pin is lodged into a notch in the first... Agent: Antoinette M. Tease, P.l.l.c.
20100140522 - Separable ball valve apparatus and ball valve assembly: A separable ball valve apparatus and ball valve assembly capable of selectively opening/closing a separable flow path are provided. The separable ball valve apparatus comprises a separable pipe member having a flow path through which fluid flows, a ball member having at least two balls disposed in the pipe member,... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100140523 - Filling valve apparatus for a beverage filling machine: A filling valve apparatus for filling a container with a fluid. The apparatus includes a body portion and a stem. A sleeve is disposed over the stem and is removable from the stem and the body portion when the filling valve apparatus is serviced. A seal is mounted to the... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20100140524 - Aseptic flow control valve with outside diameter valve closure: An aseptic diaphragm valve in which a valve seat (37) is formed by a groove including a concave surface of engagement that positioned along an outer diameter of an upper end of an inlet tube (32), and a resilient valve member portion (41) that is annular in extent with a... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20100140525 - Filling valve apparatus for a beverage filling machine: A filling valve apparatus for filling a container with a fluid. The apparatus includes a body portion and a stem. A sleeve is disposed over the stem and is removable from the stem and the body portion when the filling valve apparatus is serviced. A seal is mounted to the... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20100140527 - Coated seals: The seal made between two surfaces is enhanced by forming a coating (22), such as a self-assembled monolayer of a functionalized fluorinated macromolecule, on one or both of the surfaces.... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20100140526 - High pressure water pump valve and seal structure: A valve seat for use in a high pressure pump comprises an inner portion force fit within an outer portion. The outer portion has a fluid plenum at an outer peripheral surface. Fluid passages extend radially inwardly to communicate with a valve recess in the inner portion. A seal housing... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100140528 - Valve construction: A valve assembly for sealing and control of a fluid, gas or dry material. The valve assembly includes a seal assembly having a hollow seal, a related valve body, and an actuator assembly. The valve body has a generally circular internal cavity with the seal assembly having a generally tubular... Agent: Mitchell A. Smolow
20100140529 - Article having a protective coating and methods: An article comprising an article having a first surface and a second surface adapted to come into contact with the first surface and a first protective coating on at least a portion of the first surface. The first protective coating comprises a first coating layer. The first coating layer comprises... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100140530 - Dissimilar material retention: In accordance with various aspects of the present invention, methods and apparatuses for designing and configuring dissimilar material retention, specifically a valve plug assembly, are disclosed. The methods and apparatuses enable the application of a wider range of materials in a valve plug assembly than previous valve plug assemblies, and... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100133452 - Fluid level control valve: A valve device to control fluid supplied to a tank. The valve device includes a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet to expel fluid to the tank, a valve seat, defining an opening through which fluid is adapted to flow from the inlet to the outlet, a valve member, movable relative... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
20100133453 - Valve, particularly glue valve: The invention relates to a valve particularly for transferring small portions of glue onto folding tabs of (cigarette) packs. A closing element (15) of the valve is actuated by different elements, that is to say, is moved between the open and closed positions, on the one hand by two permanent... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100133454 - Coupling: A fail-safe electromagnetic linkage has a support device for a valve head, and an actuator component actuable by an actuator. The support device is coupled to the actuator component whilst power is supplied to the electromagnet and decoupled from the actuator component whilst power is not supplied to the electromagnet.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100133455 - Manual and automatic driving system for valves, fixing joint for such system and supplying kit thereof: The driving system according to the invention comprises a motor-driven actuator (1), a valve (2) and a joint (3′) connecting them. The joint (3′) includes a connecting shaft (50′) having a hole (506) arranged to receive the end of a lever (6′). By inserting the lever (6′) into the passage... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100133456 - Actuation device, valve means and operating method: Increased reliability can be achieved for the operation of the actuation device (5) by a sensor system (12) for measuring at least one parameter of a magnetic field, which is produced by the at least one electromagnet (10) during operation of the actuation device (5), which parameter is dependent on... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100133457 - Coaxial coupling with by-pass valve and coupling mechanism with bayonette form: The invention relates to a coaxial coupling which comprises a male part (501) and a female part (502) and comprises a bypass valve (218) so that the female part (502) can be decoupled from the male part (501) while pressurized fluid passes through the female part (502). The nipple pipe... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100133458 - Separated-control valve device: A separated-control valve device includes a sleeve having two inlet holes and an outlet hole defined therein. A limiter is received in the sleeve and has two grooves defined therein. A control assembly received in the limiter. The control assembly has a valve seat, two valves mounted in the valve... Agent: Chien-hui Su
20100133459 - Fluid transfer device: A fluid transfer device for transferring fluid into or out of a fluid vessel, such as a tank, and is particularly useful in transferring fluids with particulates or high viscosity in a substantially aseptic, hygienic, or sterile manner. The device has a body with an elongate passage extending through the... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20100133460 - Valve seat apparatus having positive retention for use with fluid control devices: Valve seat apparatus having positive retention for use with fluid control devices are described herein. An example valve seat apparatus includes a metallic ring and an elastomeric ring coupled to the metallic ring and having a sealing surface to sealingly engage a flow control member of the fluid control device.... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLCPrevious industry: Radiant energy
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