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Valves and valve actuation December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100327196 - Purging mechanism for a hemi-wedge valve: The present invention is directed to a technique of purging unwanted particles from the interior of a valve body. Inlet and outlet ports are formed in the valve housing to allow for circulation of the fluid within the valve body. The flow path of the fluid is isolated from the... Agent: Burleson Cooke L.L.P.
20100327197 - Passive sensors for automatic faucets and bathroom flushers: The present invention is directed to novel optical sensors and novel methods for sensing optical radiation. The novel optical sensors and the novel optical sensing methods are used, for example, for controlling the operation of automatic faucets and flushers. The novel sensors and flow controllers (including control electronics and valves)... Agent: Ivan David Zitkovsky Ph.d PC
20100327198 - Control device for plumbing appliances: The application relates to a control device comprising a control element that can be rotated on a first functional level, an electronic controller, an electric power supply, and a base for mounting the control device. Said control device is designed to control plumbing appliances comprising a water discharge point and... Agent: Notaro, Michalos & Zaccaria P.C.
20100327201 - Automatic flush device: An automatic flush device is provided that is mounted in a water tank. The automatic flush device includes an inlet control module, a lever module for discharging water and a tank module. The inlet control module includes an inlet element linked to the inlet tube and a solenoid valve set... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100327202 - Electromagnetic actuator and valve: The invention concerns an electromagnetic actuator (7) with a coil (8) and at least two armatures (12, 17) being movable along an axis (16) and being acted upon by a magnetic field generated by the coil (8). It is endeavoured to achieve large control opportunities by simple means. For this... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100327199 - Solenoid valve: The invention relates to a solenoid valve for controlling a hydraulic system, having a coil, which is composed of an electrical conductor, having an armature, which is situated at least partially inside the coil and is connected to a valve element for opening and closing a flow opening of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100327200 - Water tight valve having sealed flying leads: A water tight valve with sealed flying leads is presented. The sealing is provided by an adhesive heat shrink collar that is affixed to the insulation of the flying leads. An overmolding is used to provide further protection of the terminal/wire contact interface and to seal against the exterior surface... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20100327203 - Vacuum gate valve and a method of opening and closing gate using the same: To reduce invasion and adhesion of foreign matters into and onto the gating-member retreat room in the transition from the gate-open state to the gate-close state including retreat and on-shutting-movement of the gating-member. The shutter, being moved in the shuttering movement room, shuts the entrance aperture by making the shutter... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100327204 - Sliding member, mechanical seal ring, mechanical seal and faucet valve: Provided is a sliding member which includes a plurality of open pores in a sliding surface, which each comprises one or more opening portions having a circularity of 0.24 or more and a circle equivalent diameter of 10 μm to 150 μm. A ratio of the number of open pores... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20100327205 - Control ball valve: A control ball valve includes a valve body (1), in the valve body (1) is formed a flow passage for fluid to flow through, the flow passage comprises an inlet end (2) and an outlet end (5), the inlet end (2) is a conic channel with a gradually reducing inlet... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100327206 - Regulator valve: A regulator valve is structured such that hydraulic pressure to be output from a regulated pressure output port is regulated according to urging forces, i.e., line pressure to be regulated, throttle pressure, spring force from a compression coil spring, and operating force from a plunger, which are applied to a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100327207 - Biasing apparatus for use with actuators: Biasing apparatus for use with actuators are described. A biasing apparatus for use with a piston actuator includes a first sleeve at least partially surrounded by and movably coupled to a second sleeve. Additionally, the biasing apparatus includes a stop to limit an amount of movement of the first sleeve... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100327208 - Three-way poppet valve with internal check feature: A three-way poppet valve that can restrict or eliminate backflow without the use of an external check valve. Unlike conventional three-way poppet valves wherein both inlets can be open to the outlet at the same time during movement of the poppet, the valve according to the present invention can be... Agent: Don W. Bulson (park) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100327210 - Control valve body of automatic transmission and manufacturing method therefor: By pouring, by means of pressure, melted liquid of magnesium or magnesium alloy into a hollow portion which is formed using a casting mold, a valve body where a channel groove for hydraulic oil for use in a speed change operation of the automatic transmission is formed. In the above,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100327209 - Hydraulic medium insert for a control valve in a hydraulic actuator: A hydraulic medium insert for a control valve in a hydraulic actuator which has a tubular guide sleeve for guiding a control piston, which is disposed in a receptacle, which has passage openings for the hydraulic medium, which are disposed in the guide sleeve and separated by webs. A plastic... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100327211 - Method for the production of micro/nanofluidic devices for flow control and resulting device: The present invention refers to a procedure for the manufacture of micro-nanofluidic devices for flow control such as microvalves, micropumps and flow regulators, using a photodefinable polymer and an elastomer as structural materials and to the micro-nanofluidic devices for flow control obtained by said procedure.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100320406 - Pressure compensated electromagnetic proportional directional flow control valve: A pressure compensated electromagnetic proportional directional flow control valve of the present invention integrally includes: an electromagnetic proportional directional flow control valve configured to be driven by a solenoid; and a pressure compensated valve configured to carry out pressure compensation of a flow rate controlled by the electromagnetic proportional directional... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100320407 - Fluid-biased hydraulic control valve: A hydraulic control valve is provided having a solenoid body, an energizable coil, and an armature positioned adjacent the coil. A valve stem extends from the armature. The coil is energizable to move the armature and the valve stem from a first position to a second position. The valve body,... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100320408 - Fluid controller: The present invention provides a fluid controller which enables fine adjustments of low flow rates and enables a user to set desired low flow rates. Low-flow-rate piston stop-position setting means 12, which sets a position at which a low-flow-rate piston stops in upward movement thereof, includes: a low-flow-rate control screw... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100320409 - Flow controllers: An apparatus for selecting a flow rate of a fluid includes an axle including an elongated cylindrical member having flow paths, each flow path being defined by a corresponding set of radial holes, each set of radial holes comprising at least one radial hole that extends substantially between an outer... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100320410 - Diaphragm-actuated fluid control valve: Provided is a diaphragm-actuated fluid control valve capable of, even in a region where the pressure difference between the pressures on the upper surface side and the lower surface side of a diaphragm is small, significantly changing the amount of lift of the diaphragm relative to the change in the... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100320411 - Double containment valve system: A stemmed control valve having a housing containing a first packing assembly that is compressively loaded externally of the housing, and a second packing assembly that is independently compressively loaded in a fixed manner internally of the housing.... Agent: Lyondellbasell Industries12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100314562 - Delay activated valve and method: A flow control valve including, a tubular housing having a valve port, a piston disposed in the tubular housing having an orifice, the piston being slidable in the tubular housing to align the orifice with the valve port, a combustion portion at least partially defined by the tubular housing and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20100314563 - Drive arrangement for valve devices: In order to improve a drive arrangement (15) for valve devices (1) comprising a closing member (3), comprising a movable drive element (6) for making an operative connection with the closing member (3), pre-tensioning means for exerting a pre-tensioning force on the drive element (6) in order to hold the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (ny)
20100314564 - Apparatus with movable timing sleeve control of flow through, and safety control operation: Fluid flow control apparatus, comprising a tubular body, a spool within the body, and a timer sleeve movable axially in the body and relative to the spool, to control fluid flow through the spool in response to fluid pressure applied to a closed end of the sleeve; a seat extending... Agent: William W. Haefliger
20100314565 - Automatic fluid flow control device: One embodiment of a fluid control device for a fluid supply comprises: a housing (31) defining a fluid supply channel (34) with a fluid inlet (35) for coupling to a fluid supply and a fluid outlet (36) for coupling to an appliance, the housing additionally defining a chamber (44) with... Agent: Modern Times Legal
20100314566 - System and method of step detection for a stepper motor: A stepper motor and controller are provided for controllably adjusting the angular displacement of a rotor. The stepper motor has a plurality of stator coils that are configured to effect rotation of the rotor upon application of a voltage thereto. The stepper motor further includes one or more sensing coils,... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20100314568 - Solenoid coil: In one embodiment of the invention, a solenoid is provided that is energizable by an electric current and includes: a pole piece, which is configured from a magnetizable pole material; an armature, which is movable when an electric current is passed through the solenoid; and an electromagnetic coil. A current... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20100314567 - Solenoid valve control apparatus and actuator: In a certain brake control apparatus, a valve main body of a hydraulic control valve and a coil unit are separately formed, are assembled with each other, and are mounted on an actuator block. Further, bias current is secured even though the supply of current is temporarily unnecessary depending on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100314569 - Actuator for a fan-powered damper: An HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) damper includes a series of pivotal damper blades that are opened by an air pressure differential across opposite sides of the damper. In some embodiments, a fan discharging against the damper blades provides the necessary air pressure to open the damper. To control... Agent: William O'driscoll - 12-1 Trane
20100314570 - Rotary gate valve with secondary seal: A rotary gate valve includes a gate which rotates above a process flow axis within a pipeline. The gate valve includes a first and second opposing housing members each having coaxial pathways and defining a gate channel when the housing members are joined together. A gate is positioned within the... Agent: Tyco International
20100314571 - Unitary flapper base and method of manufacture: A flapper base provides a flapper base body with a hinge portion unitarily formed thereupon and a flapper seat surface formed within the flowbore of the body. The flapper base may be formed from a single section of tubular metallic stock. In a method of forming a base, the stock... Agent: Shawn Hunter / Baker Hughes Filings12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100308239 - Valve device: The invention relates to a valve device for a hydraulic circuit (10), which valve device divides the incoming volume flow into at least two pre-determined partial flows for supplying hydraulic consumers (V1, V2) of the circuit (10), which valve device has at least one pressure balance (16) and at least... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20100308240 - Electric fail safe valve actuator: A method and assembly are disclosed having a motor assembly, gear box assembly, clutch assembly, drive assembly and shaft operable to move between an extended and retracted positions. The shaft may be connected to operate a separate valve assembly. The gear box assembly is operably connected to and driven by... Agent: Booth Albanesi Schroeder LLC
20100308241 - Electronically controlled valve actuator in a pool or spa water line system: An electronically controlled pool or spa actuator plumbed in a water line within a water system, having an at least one valve with a valve stem in the plumbed water line within the water system, an at least one actuator, an at least one actuator housing, an at least one... Agent: Tangent Law Group
20100308242 - Actuator for actuating a valve flap in a valve seat: In an actuator, an electric motor having a pinion is disposed, which engages directly in the teeth of a gear wheel having spline teeth, which is fixedly connected directly to the drive shaft, on which the valve flap is disposed. A use of the actuator for actuating an exhaust gas... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100308244 - Linear solenoid and valve device using the same: A liner solenoid comprising: liner solenoid portion, comprising: a coil; a cylindrical movable core which is attracted toward a fixed core when the coil is energized; and a cylindrical yoke which surrounds an outer circumference surface of the movable core, wherein the movable core has a shaft-less structure, a first... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100308243 - Solenoid pinch valve apparatus and method for medical fluid applications having reduced noise production: A low noise solenoid valve system includes a solenoid valve; and a controller configured to perform a power actuation sequence in which power to the solenoid valve undergoes a plurality of cycles that switch from an actuation level power to a hold level power, wherein the actuation level power is... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100308245 - Valve cartridge for a solenoid valve, and associated solenoid valve: The invention relates to a valve cartridge for a solenoid valve, having a capsule, a valve insert that is inserted by a first end into the capsule and on its other end receives a valve body with a main valve seat. A lower valve part is axially braced on the... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20100308246 - Plug valve indicator: A valve has a body having a rotatable valve element. A drive mechanism has a drive input member and a drive output member that are coupled to the valve element for rotating the valve element. A shear member is operatively located within the drive mechanism between the drive input member... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100308247 - Hemi-wedge verifiable shutoff valve: An improved hemi-wedge type valve is disclosed that has upstream and downstream sealing surfaces that cooperate with opposed surfaces on the hemi-wedge valve member. This results in improved sealing and less leakage, at both high and low pressures.... Agent: Burleson Cooke L.L.P.
20100308248 - Butterfly valve with a rigid seal: A valve is disclosed and can include a valve body having a central bore for passage of fluid there through and a longitudinal axis. The valve can also include a seal installed within the valve body along the central bore. The seal can include a first seal member having an... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20100308249 - Kettle valve: A valve assembly uses an O ring contained within a void such that the outer edges of the valve assembly reach the outer mid section of the O ring. A kettle for brewing beer or heating other fluid is drilled so as to accommodate the disclosed valve. The O ring... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.C.
20100308250 - Valve: A valve (50) comprising a first part (401) defining a first array of apertures and a second part (2) defining a second array of apertures, the first part (401) being moveable laterally relative to the second part (2) between a closed configuration in which the first and second arrays of... Agent: Lempia Braidwood LLC
20100308251 - Needleless access port valves: Needleless access port valves are generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to needleless access port valves having a pliant valve piston and/or plug that exudes silicone oil when stressed or squeezed while providing antimicrobial agents within and on the surface of the piston and/or plug. The pliant valve piston... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP
20100308252 - gate valve: A gate valve is disclosed for mounting in a pipeline, the gate valve comprising a valve body and a gate mounted in the valve body so as to be movable between an open position, and a closed position where a valve opening formed in the valve body is closed by... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100301238 - Bi-directional overpressure shut-off valve: A valve assembly includes a valve body, a valve element, a valve actuator, and a fluid-operated switch. The valve body defines a flow passage. The valve element is disposed at least partially within the flow passage and is moveable between an open position and a closed position. The valve actuator... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100301239 - Water flushing device for floor toilet: A water flushing device includes a membrane engaged onto an upper portion of a housing for blocking the housing, a casing extended in the housing for forming an outer peripheral space between the housing and the casing, a valve device for selectively blocking and opening an opening of the membrane,... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire
20100301240 - Valve trim apparatus for use with valves: A valve trim apparatus for use with valves is described. An example valve trim apparatus includes a cage having an upper portion removably coupled to a lower portion. A closure member is disposed within the cage and has a first seating surface and a second seating surface. A seal assembly... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100301242 - Valve assembly: A valve assembly (10) comprises a conduit having a throughbore (19) and defining a longitudinal axis, a sealing member (20) that is moveable between an open configuration in which the throughbore (19) of the conduit is open, and a sealing configuration in which the sealing member (20) is arranged to... Agent: Winstead PC
20100301241 - Valve assembly with dummy electrical connector port: A valve assembly includes a valve body, a valve element, a valve actuator, a main connector port, and a dummy connector port. The main connector port is coupled to the valve body and is electrically coupled to the valve actuator. The main connector is also adapted to mechanically and electrically... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100301243 - Rotary control unit, in particular nominal value rotary control unit, for a vehicle heating system and in particular vehicle air conditioning system: The rotary control unit to which the invention relates, in particular nominal value rotary control unit for a vehicle heating system and in particular vehicle air conditioning system, is provided with a rotatable rotary control element (14), an electric motor (16) with a driveshaft (17) which is mechanically coupled to... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100301245 - Assembly for mounting of tube pinch type solenoid valve: An assembly for mounting tube pinch type solenoid valves. The assembly comprises a mounting panel, a rear panel, and at least one rod for connecting the mounting panel to the rear panel. The mounting panel has at least one aperture for receiving a tube pinch type solenoid valve. The rear... Agent: Paul D. Yasger Abbott Laboratories
20100301247 - Electromagnetically actuatable valve: An electromagnetically actuatable valve, e.g., a fuel injector for fuel injection systems, includes an electromagnetic actuating element having a solenoid, a fixed core, a valve jacket, and a movable armature for actuating a valve closing body, which cooperates with a valve seat surface provided on a valve seat body. In... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100301244 - Pole tube: A pole tube of a solenoid actuator including a non-magnetic intermediate piece having a first intermediate end face and a second intermediate end face, a pole piece having a pole end face configured to join the first intermediate end face at a first joining region, and a tube piece having... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100301246 - Solenoid valve: The invention relates to a solenoid valve with a magnet assembly and a valve cartridge having a pole core, a valve insert connected to the pole core, an armature which is guided within the valve insert in an axially movable manner between a closed position and an open position and... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20100301248 - Solenoid valve: A spool is constituted by an outer spool 60 for opening and closing ports 52, 54, 56 provided in a sleeve 50 and an inner spool 70 that is contacted by a shaft 38 of a solenoid portion 30 and opens and closes a feedback chamber 58. A spring 80,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100301249 - Butterfly valve plate sealing assembly: Butterfly valve plate sealing assemblies are provided that include a sealing ring and a retention spacer disposed at least partially within a sealing ring groove formed about a periphery of a butterfly valve plate. The sealing ring includes a first portion, a second portion configured substantially perpendicular to the first... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100301251 - Plug valve with flow area equal to or greater than the flow area of the connected piping: An apparatus is provided that in some embodiments provide an improved plug valve having a plug with a curved cylindrical sealing surface and a substantially flat second surface. An inlet region of the housing has a constant cross-sectional flow area.... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.
20100301250 - Reversible flow valve assembly: A flow valve is provided that comprises a valve chamber including first and second valve port openings in communication with first and second inlet/outlets. The valve further includes a shaft rotatably disposed in the valve chamber, and a first valve plate rotatably coupled to the shaft that is disposed in... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20100301252 - Universal valve system: The universal valve disclosed herein operates as both an actuated and non-actuated valve embodiment, both of which are assembled using a common universal valve body. When functioning in the actuated valve embodiment, the invention includes components which open a small orifice to provide pressurization or de-pressurization before the disk is... Agent: Arne Fridtjof Myan C/o Dave Laker
20100301253 - Valve seat apparatus for use with fluid valves: A valve seat apparatus for use with fluid valves is described. An example valve seat apparatus includes a flexible seal disposed between a cage and a valve body such that an outer seating surface of a closure member slidably coupled to the cage slidingly engages the flexible seal to prevent... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLCPrevious industry: Radiant energy
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