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Valves and valve actuation February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11Below 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. 02/24/2011 > 14 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110042592 - Control valve: Provided is a valve, including an in-line flow passage, a shut-off mechanism, and a multi-stage throttling section disposed in the in-line flow passage. Further provided is an in-line valve, including a flow control component and a sealing component, wherein the flow control component and the sealing component are separate from... Agent: Fletcher Yoder (cameron International Corporation)
20110042593 - Device and method for detecting a failure in a powered valve: The disclosed embodiments relate to a fuel line valve for an aircraft, that includes a shell capable of rotation inside the valve body and connected to a driving shaft driven by an electric actuator. The valve further includes a torque generation means and position detection means. The torque generation means... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20110042594 - Method for bounce suppression of a valve switched by a piezo actuator: A method for bounce suppression of a valve member operated by a piezo actuator during the closing phase of a valve in an internal combustion engine, having the following steps: partial discharging of the piezo actuator, whereby the valve member is braked even before reaching the valve seat, interruption of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110042595 - Piezoelectric element driven metal diaphragm control valve: A control valve has a body that forms a valve chamber and a valve seat, a metal diaphragm installed inside the valve chamber and making contact with and departing from the valve seat, an actuator box fixed to the side of the body, a piezoelectric element installed inside the actuator... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20110042597 - Magnetically driven high speed pneumatic valve: A high speed pneumatic valve has a housing enclosing a cavity with an inlet port and an outlet port. A permanently magnetized armature is located in the cavity. The permanently magnetized armature moves between a first, open position and a second, closed position. A coil and magnetic core assembly is... Agent: Alcon
20110042596 - Valve, in particular pressure control valve: The invention refers to a valve which can be operated by a solenoid. The armature of the solenoid acts here on a control element. This is axially shifted here in such a way that the gap width of a gap provided in a valve bush changes. The control element consists... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20110042598 - Solenoid-actuated diaphragm valve: A solenoid-actuated diaphragm valve achieves minimal dead volume, tolerance of high pressures, prolonged diaphragm life, and energy conservation using a three-sector diaphragm in concert with a constraining plate which confines vertical displacement to the central sectors of the diaphragm.... Agent: Thomas J. Germinario, Esq.
20110042599 - Fluid control valve: A fluid control valve includes a housing having a seat ring and a plate spring, a butterfly valve, and a valve shaft. The valve shaft has a plane-surface portion and a cam portion, which are arranged adjacent to each other. The fluid control valve is configured such that when an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110042600 - Spigot control systems: A spigot control system is disclosed herein comprising: an attacher assembly; and a torquer that attaches to an existing water dispensing system. The attacher assembly comprises male and female mated portions that interlock to a spigot handle. The attacher assembly substantially prevents rotation of the torquer in circumferential relation to... Agent: Rg Patent Consulting, LLC
20110042601 - Parabolic bonnet for three-way valve: A fluid control device including a valve body, a control member, and a one-piece bonnet. The valve body defines a flow path for a fluid. The control member is disposed in the valve body and adapted for displacement between at least a first position and a second position. The one-piece... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20110042602 - List valve, particularly for process technology: The invention relates to a lift valve (1; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3), particularly for process technology,. The aim of the invention is to design a process valve of the type in question which acts as a lift valve, has a uniform (monolithic or multi-piece) closing part or member, is altogether shorter... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20110042604 - Device for connecting a valve housing to an actuator in a process valve acting as a lift valve: The invention relates to a device for connecting a valve housing (2; 2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 2.4) to an actuator (3) in a process valve acting as a lift valve (1; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4). The aim of the invention is to design a device for connecting a valve housing to... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20110042603 - Flow-control valve for heating/cooling system: A typical flow-control valve has a housing forming a flow passage and a valve seat. An upstream and downstream valve bodies are is engageable with the seat and form upstream and downstream restrictions. A control piston defines therein outer and inner control compartments. This control piston is coupled to the... Agent: Kf Ross PC
20110042605 - Micro-valve: The invention relates to a micro-valve (1) comprising a valve ball (2), a valve seat (3) and a nozzle (14). In said valve, the valve seat (3) comprises a sealing region (5) and an outlet region (6) and guide means (40) are provided on the valve seat. The guide element... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson02/17/2011 > 8 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110037004 - Permanent magnet linear motor actuated safety valve and method: A linear motor activator for a downhole safety valve including a permanent magnet carrier; a plurality of permanent magnets mounted to the permanent magnet carrier; a coil carrier disposed in magnetic field proximity to the permanent magnet carrier; and a plurality of coils mounted to the coil carrier, one of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110037005 - Hold open configuration for safety valve and method: An actuator and counterbalance system including a nonmobile carrier; a mobile carrier, mobile relative to the non mobile carrier; and a counterbalance system in operable communication with the mobile carrier and configured to counterbalance less than 100 percent of a return force of a tool actuated by the actuator and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110037006 - Solenoid valve: A solenoid valve with an electromagnetic circuit includes a return plate, a yoke, a coil wound onto a coil carrier. The coil carrier includes an internal thread and comprises a dimensionally and temperature-stable material. A core includes an outer thread. The core is disposed in the coil carrier via a... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of Dr. Norman B. Thot
20110037007 - Gas rotary valve: A gas rotary valve comprises a valve body (1), a valve core (2), a valve cover (3), a actuating shaft (4) and a regulator positioning pin (6). The valve core (2) has a large through hole (22), a first small through hole (23) and a second small through hole (24)... Agent: GlobalIPServices
20110037008 - Plug valve: A plug valve assembly having an inlet and an outlet comprises a housing including a bore extending through the housing between the inlet and the outlet and a cavity intersecting the bore, a plug mounted in the cavity for rotation between first and second positions. In the first position an... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP
20110037009 - Non-return valve: The present invention relates to a non-return valve for a liquid piping system, comprising a valve housing and a valve member, which is movable between a first position, in which a flow path is blocked, and a second position, in which the flow path is un-blocked. The non-return valve comprises... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20110037010 - Gate valve seat: A gate valve seat for a gate valve includes a seat having a stepped outer wall surface, with a spring, spacer ring, front facing lip seal, and a rear facing lip seal disposed about the stepped outer surface of the seat. The spring may be releasably locked into a compressed... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (hou) Intellectual Property Department
20110037011 - Non-adjustable water pressure and flow speed regulating flush system: A non-adjustable water pressure and flow speed regulating flushing system includes a valve member adapted for sealedly disposing between the water inlet and outlet to control water flowing from water inlet to outlet through the water chamber, a relief valve disposed within the water chamber for controlling the water flowing... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm02/10/2011 > 8 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110031421 - Blowout preventer having wear, seal and guide plate inserts: A method of preventing wear in a blowout preventer includes the steps of forming an inner surface of a blowout preventer body to receive wear inserts at least one wear point in the blowout preventer body; and securing at least one wear insert on the formed inner surface of the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20110031423 - Hydraulic control arrangement for controlling a variable fluid volume flow: A hydraulic control system for controlling a variable fluid volume flow to a consumer (6, 60, 94, 126, 146, 162), for example a flow of cooling oil to a wet-operating clutch, with a hydraulically pilot-controlled control valve connected to a fluid supply. The first control valve (2, 56, 90, 122,... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20110031422 - Valve-controlled positive-displacement machine: In a valve-controlled hydrostatic positive-displacement machine and a method for its control, the positive-displacement machine having a plurality of cylinder-piston units which are activated or deactivated via electrically or electro-hydraulically actuated low-pressure valves and via high-pressure valves for setting a delivery or absorption volume flow of the positive-displacement machine, if... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20110031424 - High accuracy, zero backlash rotary-to-linear electromechanical actuator: An electromechanical actuator is provided for converting rotary action into linear action, and includes an electric motor, a cable yoke, an output shaft, and a pair of cables. The electric motor is adapted to be selectively energized and is configured, upon being energized to generate a drive torque. The cable... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20110031425 - Motor operated butterfly valve: A system for operating a valve including a motor shaft driven by a motor, a cam, a non-contact sensor, and a butterfly valve plate mounted on a butterfly valve shaft. The cam has an exterior profile and is mounted to the motor shaft. The non-contact sensor is proximate to the... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building
20110031426 - Engine control valve system with motor: A system for operating a valve comprising a motor shaft driven by a motor; a first cam with a profile mounted to the motor shaft, a second cam with a profile mounted to the motor shaft; a non-contact sensor proximate to the first cam; and a valve actuator. The valve... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building
20110031427 - Sealing arrangement for a diaphragm valve: A diaphragm valve is disclosed. The diaphragm valve includes a valve body including a housing defining a fluid flow passageway and a valve seat. A bonnet assembly including a housing is mounted to the valve body. A diaphragm, a backing cushion and a resilient member are positioned between the bonnet... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20110031428 - Sampling valve: The sampling valve comprises a valve body that is movable in a valve housing between a closing position and an opening position of the sampling valve, and is characterized in that the valve body comprises an outlet bore for the sample to be taken, the outlet bore continuously increasing in... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.02/03/2011 > 14 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110024653 - Mud pulser actuation: A system and method for transmitting mud pulse signals in a downhole environment is disclosed. In one embodiment, a mud pulser system includes a valve (32), a wire (26) comprising shape memory alloy (SMA), and operable to have a first shape at a first temperature and a second shape at... Agent: Winstead PC
20110024654 - electro-hydraulic proportional flow valve speed regulating control system and its method: An electro-hydraulic proportional flow valve speed regulating control system includes a PWM regulating device, an electro-hydraulic proportional flow valve, a hydraulic executing element, a speed measuring module, an electro-hydraulic proportional flow valve characteristic measuring module, and a feedforward control module. The speed measuring module measures a speed of the hydraulic... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Hartford Cityplace I
20110024656 - Electrical switching valve: An electric switching valve for controlling a pneumatic actuator element includes a housing with a ventilation connection channel, a vacuum connection channel and a consumer connection channel. The vacuum connection channel comprises a first valve seat and the ventilation connection channel comprises a second valve seat. An electromagnetic drive is... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of Dr. Norman B. Thot
20110024655 - Leak prevention method for gas lines: The present invention provides failsafe system for cutting gas off gas flow in response to electrical insults that may damage gas tubing. The invention uses an inductive sensor to detect electrical surges along a ground conductor that provides a ground path for gas tubing. The sensor is coupled to control... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20110024657 - Multi-position micro-fluidic valve system with removable encoder assembly: A micro-fluidic valve actuator assembly is provided for controlling a multi-position micro-fluidic valve device for switching between a plurality of discrete fluid distribution positions. The actuator assembly includes a housing having an exterior wall and an interior wall defining an interior through-chamber. A drive assembly is rotatably positioned within the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP
20110024658 - Livewell fill valve: Embodiments of the invention provide a fill valve for use in a livewell of a boat. The fill valve includes an intake and a valve housing coupled to the intake. The valve housing includes a rounded half-sphere shaped front wall coupled to a substantially flat back wall. The front wall... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)
20110024659 - Butterfly valve: A butterfly valve comprises a valve body, a seat ring mounted on a flow passage of the valve body, a disc rotatably mounted to the valve body and configured to open and close the flow passage by being attached to the seat ring; and a driving device configured to linearly... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110024660 - Angle-seating butterfly vane and method for producing the same: The invention relates to vanes used in butterfly valves utilized in fluid control systems requiring special relationships between passing fluid and vane rotation and furthermore can provided leak proof shut-off when in the closed valve position. My invention furthermore features a shape that greatly reduces the customary high dynamic torque... Agent: Hans D. Baumann
20110024661 - Butterfly valve, preferably for a blow off circuit of a gas turbine plant: A butterfly valve, preferably for a blow off circuit of a gas turbine plant. In one aspect, the invention can be a butterfly valve for a blow off circuit of a gas turbine plant comprising: a supporting ring having an inner perimeter edge defining a fluid flow section and an... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.
20110024662 - Trunnion-mounted ball valve with a flexible valve seat: A trunnion-mounted ball valve, comprising, a valve body including a central body and two opposite tubular sections, the central body having a body cavity and the tubular sections having respective ducts with a common longitudinal axis and respective inner ends facing said body cavity, a trunnion mounted ball rotatably connected... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20110024663 - Fluid flow control apparatus: An apparatus for controlling a fluid flow rate includes a main body having a fluid flow passage and a cavity adapted to receive a flow control body having two or more flow channels therethrough. The flow control body may be moved within the cavity to two or more positions, each... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110024664 - Needleless access port valves: Needleless access port valves are generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to needleless access port valves incorporating a piston comprising slit along an upper piston section for accommodating fluid flow. The slit opens when the piston is compressed by a medical implement, such as a syringe tip, to permit... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP
20110024665 - Valve: A valve device (1) which includes a fluid inlet (4) a fluid outlet (5), a main valve seat (32) defining an aperture through which fluid may selectively flow from said inlet (4) to said outlet (5), a valve assembly (31), movable relative to said main valve seat (32) between an... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110024666 - Reduced inertia valve stem seal flange: A valve stem seal including a radially outwardly extending flange that includes one or more circumferential grooves to allow the flange to flex and lay flat against a support surface and protect the flange from fatigue.... Agent: Freudenberg-nok General Partnership Legal DepartmentPrevious industry: Radiant energy
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