RAYCON INDUSTRIES INC.
|RAYCON INDUSTRIES INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130193361||LOCKING MECHANISM FOR UNISEX BALL VALVE COUPLING - A unisex ball valve coupling includes an interface end that engages an interface end of a mating coupling half assembly. A valve of the coupling has a valve body, which has an open position in which fluid flow is permitted through the internal passage and a closed position in which the valve body closes off fluid flow through the internal passage. A valve shaft rotates with the valve body between the open position and the closed position. The valve shaft has a first surface. A blocking member is movable from a blocking position to a non-blocking position within the body portion. In the blocking position, the blocking member engages the first surface of the valve shaft to secure the valve body in the closed position and, in the non-blocking position, the blocking member does not engage the first surface of the valve shaft to permit opening of the valve.||08-01-2013|
|20120007007||LOCKING MECHANISM FOR UNISEX BALL VALVE COUPLING - A hydraulic valve coupling has an interlock mechanism that includes at least one blocking member located within an interlock passage of a body portion of the valve coupling. The interlock passage has a first end opening to the valve shaft and a second end opening to an interface groove of the valve coupling. The at least one blocking member can be retracted within the interlock passage such that the valve coupling can be rotated and disengaged from a mating coupling. When the valve is in the open position, the at least one blocking member is positioned within the interlock passage such that it contacts the mating coupling and prevents rotation of the valve coupling relative to the mating coupling. The second end of the at least one blocking member can be shaped such that it is retracted as a result of contact with the mating coupling and without the assistance of a biasing mechanism.||01-12-2012|