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Multi-way valve unit

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
137625200 Supply and exhaust 58
137625460 Rotary valve unit 42
137625400 Multiple inlet with single outlet 33
137625480 Reciprocating valve unit 24
137625280 Dividing into parallel flow paths with recombining 18
137625170 Selective reciprocation or rotation 14
137625120 Sequentially progressive opening or closing of plural ports 7
137625440 Pivoted valve unit 7
137625420 Selective opening of plural ports 5
20130061966MAGNETIC CONTROL MULTI-WAY VALVE - A magnetic control multi-way valve has a fixed unit, at least two control valves and a second magnet. The fixed unit is provided with a inlet and at least two independent mounting cavities, an outlet is formed at the lower port of the mounting cavity; two control valves are mounted in the mounting cavities respectively; and the control valve comprises a spool assembly, a first magnet, a sealing gasket, a first spring and a second spring. The spool assembly is fixedly arranged in the mounting cavity with a pressure relief way; the first magnet which is connected in the mounting cavity in an up and down sliding manner and is above the spool assembly; the sealing gasket is connected in the mounting cavity in a vertical sliding manner and is below the spool assembly; the second magnet is connected out of the fixed unit in a horizontal sliding manner.03-14-2013
20110232789THREE-WAY CONTROLLABLE VALVE - A valve system includes a conical valve body disposed in an engine gaseous fluid stream and having a first fluid passageway, where the conical valve body is a cone or a frustum of a cone. The system includes a fluid inlet conduit fluidly coupled to the conical valve body on an upstream side, a first fluid outlet conduit, and a second fluid outlet conduit. The first and second fluid outlet conduits are fluidly coupled to the conical valve body on a downstream side. The valve system includes a valve actuator operatively coupled to the conical valve body and that rotates the conical valve body, and a controller that provides a valve actuator command and thereby selectively flows the engine gaseous fluid stream through the first fluid outlet conduit and the second fluid outlet conduit.09-29-2011
20100236652VALVE UNIT - A valve unit 09-23-2010
20100269935VALVE SYSTEM - The invention relates to a valve arrangement with a continuously variable directional control valve, wherein the valve slide thereof can be adjusted in the direction of five positions in order to control a user in two directions, to carry out a quick motion, to switch into a floating position or to close off the pressure means connection to the user (neutral position).10-28-2010
20110232790Rotary Supply Joint, Rotary Timing Valve And Product Handling Apparatus - A rotary supply joint that may, in particular be a rotary timing valve, is provided for providing fluid flow at least periodically from inlet ports to outlet ports when respective openings in first and second surfaces which are rotating relative to each other are aligned, in which a gas bearing is arranged to provide a bearing force between the first and second surfaces.09-29-2011
137625110 Sequential distributor or collector type 5
20110056576DISTRIBUTOR WITH A ROTATABLE U-SHAPED CONNECTION CHANNEL - Distributor (03-10-2011
20090293971VALVE HAVING INTEGRATED PRESSURE ASSIST MECHANISM - 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 is movable relative to the first valve member between an open position, in which the first orifice is fluidly connected the second orifice, and a closed position, in which the first orifice is substantially fluidly disconnected from the second orifice. The first and second steps are fluidly connected to the second orifice and substantially fluidly disconnected from the first orifice when the second valve member is in the closed position, and the first and second steps are fluidly connected to the first and second orifices when the second valve member is in the open position.12-03-2009
20090114297RESIDENTIAL FIRE SERVICE FIXTURE - The invention relates to an apparatus and method for providing a plurality of metered service lines to a residential utility system wherein one of the service lines may be independently disabled without affecting the other service lines. For a water utility, the apparatus includes a fixture comprising one input and a plurality of outputs wherein at least one output is configured with a shutoff valve. Be figured is suitably sized to fit inside a standard utility meter box. Alternatively, a standard prior art meter is configured with one input and a plurality of outputs wherein at least one output is configured with a shutoff valve so that they flowed through such outputs may be independently controlled. Additionally, a prior art utility meter box may be configured when one input fixture and an output fixture comprising a plurality of outputs wherein at least one output is configured with the shutoff valve.05-07-2009
20090194179MULTI-STAGE HEIGHT CONTROL VALVE INCLUDING POSITION SENSITIVE PILOT SIGNAL AND PRESSURE BOOST FOR VEHICLE AIR SPRINGS - A multi-stage height control valve for a pneumatic control system of a vehicle includes an air reservoir port, an exhaust port, an air spring port and a pilot port operatively connected to a rotor valve which is in turn operatively connected to the vehicle. The air reservoir port fluidly communicates with an air tank. The air spring port fluidly communicates with the air springs of the vehicle. The exhaust port opens to atmosphere. The pilot port fluidly communicates with a control/warning device such that, when a secondary ride height is reached by the vehicle, the pilot port signals the control/warning device in order to maintain the vehicle at the secondary ride height. The pilot port alternatively provides an air pressure boost in order to quickly re-inflate the air springs of the vehicle to return the vehicle to the primary design ride height.08-06-2009
20090250128PROPORTIONAL SELECTOR VALVE FOR SELECTING BETWEEN TWO PRESSURE SOURCES - A selector valve selects between the supply of a primary pressure supply and a secondary pressure supply to a downstream use. The selector valve moves between a first position at which it supplies fluid from a primary line to the use, and a second position at which it supplies fluid only from a secondary line to the use. The selector valves moves through an intermediate position at which fluid is supplied from both supplies to the use.10-08-2009
137625180 Plural noncommunicating flow paths 5
20090159142VALVE AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM AND METHOD - A valve is disclosed that includes a valve body defining an inlet and a plurality of outlets, the inlet and the plurality of outlets cooperating to form a plurality of alternative fluid flow paths through the valve body. The valve further includes an outlet selection member carried by the valve body and defining a port configured to complete a fluid flow path selected from the plurality of alternative fluid flow paths. The valve further includes a first magnet assembly configured to enable reciprocation of the outlet selection member and a second magnet assembly configured to enable rotation of the outlet selection member. A washer fluid supply system incorporating the valve and a method of operating the valve are also disclosed.06-25-2009
20110197985MULTI-PATH VALVE DEVICE FOR FLUID CIRCULATION - The Valve device comprises two paths communicating depending on the position of a movable valve which includes a first and a second flap one of which being hollow. A third flap is freely mounted between the first and the second flaps assisting either the first and second flap in sealing either path.08-18-2011
20100269934AIR:FLUID DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A valve assembly including a block forming a bore. An air inlet opening is in communication with the bore, and provides a volume of air into the bore. The bore provides communication between the air inlet opening and at least one air outlet passage. A fuel inlet opening is in communication with the bore, and provides a volume of fuel into the bore. The bore provides communication between the fuel inlet opening and at least one fuel outlet passage. A pintle is slidably positionable within the bore to control the volume of air directed out of the bore through the air outlet passage and the volume of fuel directed out of the bore through the fuel outlet passage.10-28-2010
20090293972OMNIBUS QUASI-HYDROSYSTEM - An omnibus quasi-hydrosystem is disclosed. The omnibus quasi-hydrosystem includes a module base, at least two channel switching members mounted in the module base, at least two inlets formed in the module base and at least two outlets formed in the module base. The inlets allow fluid entering into the omnibus quasi-hydrosystem, the channel switching members alter the fluid path in the omnibus quasi-hydro system to a desired outlet to output the fluid. In addition, a modular omnibus quasi-hydrosystem is also disclosed herein.12-03-2009
20110132484Valve Assemblies Including Electrically Actuated Valves - A valve chip may include a substrate having first and second faces and openings between the first and second faces, and a plurality of flexible valve flaps on one of the faces of the substrate with each flexible valve flap being associated with at least one of the openings. The valve chip may be packaged by forming a frame having an opening therein, and securing the valve chip in the opening of the frame. More particularly, the valve chip may be secured in the opening so that central portions of the first and second faces of the substrate are exposed through the opening in the frame and so that a fluid seal is provided between the frame and edges of the substrate. Related valves, valve assemblies, and methods are also discussed.06-09-2011
137625430 Four port reversing valves 1
20130092270FOUR-WAY VALVE - A four-way valve for use in a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) assembly for alternating between a first cycle with a gas flowing in a first direction and a second cycle with a gas flowing in a second direction. A partition divides the interior of the housing of the valve into an input zone and an output zone. A pivot shaft rotatable about an axis is disposed in the interior of the housing, and a pair of opposing dampers extend radially outwardly on opposite sides of the pivot shaft. A plurality of ducts are disposed in the housing. Each duct engages one of the input and output apertures and extends into one of the input and output zones for engaging the dampers to restrict the flow of gas during the first and second cycles.04-18-2013
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20130025722MULTI-LEVEL WATERWAY CONTROL DEVICE - A multi-level waterway control device has: a fixed unit, a flow regulating plate, a function switching plate and a drive unit. Flow regulation is achieved through the relative rotation between the flow regulating plate and the fixed unit. The outlet functions switch is achieved through the relative rotation between the function switching plate and the fixed unit. The drive unit can slide and rotate relative to the fixed unit, at least happen between the first and second position. When the drive unit is at the first position, it can form a synchronous rotation connection with the flow regulating plate, and the drive unit can drive the rotation of the flow regulating plate to achieve flow regulation. In the second position, the drive unit can form a synchronous rotation connection with the function switching plate, can drive the rotation of the function switching plate to achieve outlet functions switch.01-31-2013
20130081724DESALINATION SYSTEM WITH ENERGY RECOVERY AND RELATED PUMPS, VALVES AND CONTROLLER - A fluid pumping system with energy recovery features may be used to provide feed water to a reverse osmosis unit. The system includes an electronic controller unit that regulates the output of three hydraulic pumps. Each hydraulic pump drives the movement of a piston in a cylinder. The pistons collectively deliver a generally constant flow of high pressure feed water to the reverse osmosis unit. Concentrate valve bodies direct concentrate from the reverse osmosis unit to the back sides of the pistons to reduce the work required from the hydraulic pumps. The concentrate valve bodies are designed to open and close based upon the flow of concentrate through the valve bodies. The piston and cylinder are designed for exposure to sea water and RO brine.04-04-2013
20130032233HYDRAULIC PRESSURE-REGULATING VALVE FOR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT - hydraulic control valve for a construction machine is provided. The hydraulic control valve includes a boom spool slidingly coupled into a valve block to be shifted to control the hydraulic fluid supplied from a first hydraulic pump and a second hydraulic pump to the actuator and provided with an internal path, a supply path of the first hydraulic pump and a supply path of the second hydraulic pump which are formed to be vertically symmetrical about the boom spool, check valves elastically supported to open and close the supply path of the first hydraulic pump and the supply path of the second hydraulic pump, respectively, bridge paths formed to be horizontally and vertically symmetrical with respect to a path formed on a sliding surface of the valve block to supply the hydraulic fluid, cylinder paths supplying the hydraulic fluid from the first hydraulic pump to the actuator.02-07-2013
20100108163CAGED POPPET VALVE - A novel valve assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the valve assembly includes a seat plate having a plurality of fluid conduits. The valve assembly may also include a plurality of poppet cages. In some embodiments, a poppet cage of such a plurality includes a mounting portion for coupling the poppet cage to the seat plate, and a receiving portion for receiving a poppet therein. Other devices, systems, and methods related to poppet cages are also disclosed.05-06-2010
20090242053DIVERTER VALVE - A diverter valve for selectively controlling the flow of fluid from a fluid source to one of several fluid outlets includes a fixed ceramic disk fixed to a housing and a rotating ceramic disk retained in the housing against the fixed disk by a retainer. An accessory mount is adhered to the rotating ceramic disk to facilitate connection to accessories and to direct fluid from the valve. Flow passages in the disks cooperate with flow passages in the housing and flow passages in the accessory mount to balance the pressure of fluid flow within the valve against the disks to minimize leaks and prolong durability.10-01-2009
20120111435FLUID-DIRECTING MULTIPORT ROTARY APPARATUS - Multiport rotary fluid-directing apparatuses are disclosed. An apparatus includes first and second stationary heads, first and second rotating heads, media vessels and a rotating system. The first stationary head has first ports configured to receive fluid from a fluid source and second ports configured to pass fluid to a media vessel. Each of the first and second rotating heads has multiple first and second ports and channels that fluidly connect corresponding first and second ports of the corresponding rotating head. The second stationary head has first ports configured to pass fluid to an output and second ports configured to receive fluid from a media vessel. The media vessels are configured to receive fluid from a second port of a first stationary head and transmit fluid to a corresponding second port of a second stationary head. The rotating system is configured to cause the first and second rotating heads to rotate.05-10-2012
20100043898Bridge Faucet with Side Spray Kit - A bridge faucet with side spray kit of modular knockdown construction comprising removably replaceable components, including: opposing valve bodies having opposing valve body chambers, opposing conduits, substantially centrally disposed mixing body having mixing body chamber, valve body cartridge valves, mixing body diverter cartridge, spout, side spray kit, and mixing body cap, the opposing valve bodies matingly and releasably fastened to the opposing conduits, the opposing conduits matingly and releasably fastened to the substantially centrally disposed mixing body, the valve body cartridge valves adapted to matingly and removably fit into the valve body chambers, the mixing body diverter cartridge adapted to matingly and removably fit into the mixing body chamber, the side spray kit and mixing body cap selectively and alternatively matingly and removably fastened to the substantially centrally disposed mixing body, the mixing body diverter cartridge preventing water from flowing into the spout when the side spray kit is used.02-25-2010
20110297262HYDRAULIC VALVE - The invention relates to a hydraulic valve comprising a body in which a bore is formed in order to receive a sleeve that includes sealing seats that cooperate with a wall of the bore to define hydraulically isolated chambers that are connected to hydraulic ports in the body, the sleeve including connection holes in order to connect at least certain chambers with the inside of the sleeve and receiving a movable element that is slidable between two end positions in order to slide in leaktight manner against an inside wall of the sleeve, wherein the sleeve includes at least one regulator hole that opens out inside the sleeve in such a manner as to be the first bore to be uncovered or the last bore to be blocked by one of the fitted portions of the movable element when said element slides from one position to another, said fitted portion having at least one face portion that presents a setback that passes over the regulator hole.12-08-2011
20100263756GAS INJECTION SYSTEM - A gas injection system includes a first line for introducing gas into an ion source, and a second line and a third line for two separate gas flows, which are introduced into the ion source. A fast switchover between the gas flows is effected using a multi-way switchover valve. The second line and the third line each lead into an inlet of the multi-way switchover valve, and the first line is connected to an outlet of the multi-way switchover valve. The multi-way switchover valve is configured such that either the gas flow from the second line or the gas flow from the third line is introduced into the ion source via the first line.10-21-2010
20110214766FAUCET DIVERTER DEVICE - A faucet diverter device includes a faucet main body and a diverter valve. The faucet main body includes a first channel and a second channel for respectively passing therethrough a first fluid and a second fluid. The diverter valve, which is connected with the first channel and the second channel, includes a turning valve thereinside, a first diverting outlet, a second diverting outlet, and a pivot connected with the turning valve for turning the turning valve. The first fluid and the second fluid respectively flow into the turning valve of the diverter valve for blending with each other to generate a mixed fluid. The turning valve further includes a hole, and through turning the pivot to move the turning valve, the hole can be moved to a first position corresponding to the first diverting outlet, a second position corresponding to the second diverting outlet or a cut-off position.09-08-2011
20120024406COMBINED HYDRAULIC INTEGRATED CONTROL VALVE BLOCK SYSTEM - A combined hydraulic integrated control valve block system includes pilot control valve group, control valve subassembly, combination of valve blocks which are connected with external part for installing the pilot control valve group and the control valve subassembly. The pilot control valve group includes multiple pilot control valves and the standard installation surface for the pilot valve is formed on the valve block. The control valve subassembly includes multiple two-way cartridge valve control subassemblies. The valve block is formed with one or two external installation surfaces, the inner side of which has P, T, A and B main channels and multiple pilot control channels.02-02-2012
20100282347MANIFOLD MADE FROM AMORPHOUS RESIN - A manifold comprises a base material section made from an amorphous resin, a solenoid valve section including a plurality of solenoid valves made up of valve bodies, and a coupling section including a plurality of pipe couplings. The overall surface of the base material section is covered in a surrounding fashion without pinholes by a protective film, which is a dense layer film made from a chemically stable material. The manifold is surrounded by a protective box as necessary.11-11-2010
20090266431SPOOL WITH TWO-SIDED EFFLUENT - The present invention provides a spool of a faucet with a two-sided effluent structure to improve the shortcomings of a faucet spool with the known cold/hot water switching structure. The spool includes a spool assembly mounted into the valve shell. A valve base is placed at bottom of the valve shell and is provided with a cold water inlet, hot water inlet and two water outlets. The cold and hot water inlets are arranged centrally onto the bottom of the valve base, while two water outlets are assembled separately but symmetrically at both ends of cold and hot water inlets. When the spool is arranged separately onto the wall, the configuration of cold and hot water inlet pipes are greatly simplified to reduce the configuration cost of pipelines with improved applicability.10-29-2009
20130118619VALVE DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A FLOW OF A FLUID THROUGH A FLUID CHANNEL, ARRANGEMENT AND MULTI-WAY VALVE DEVICE - The invention relates to a valve device for controlling a flow of a fluid through a fluid channel, having a tube (05-16-2013
20110005625SOLENOID VALVE ASSEMBLY - A solenoid valve including a spool received within a housing. The spool is configured to move to multiple positions within the housing. The housing includes supply ports, exhaust ports, and outlet ports. When the spool is in a specific location, two outlet ports are in fluid communication with each other.01-13-2011
20090025808VALVE CARTRIDGE WITH LOW POINT OF CONTACT FOR INSTALLATION - A one-handle valve cartridge has a low point of contact for installing the valve cartridge in a valve body. A retention nut bears down on the low point of contact to secure the valve cartridge in the valve body.01-29-2009
200902607003-Port Directional Control Valve - There is described a 10-22-2009
20110220230FLUID DISTRIBUTION VALVE - The invention relates to a fluid distribution valve (09-15-2011
20090242052TEMPERATURE ADJUSTABLE MIXING VALVE - A temperature adjustable water mixing valve having a cold water inlet, a cold water outlet, a hot water inlet, a mixing water outlet, and a valve core configured to open or close water channels. The temperature adjustable water mixing valve further includes a pressure relief channel between the cold water inlet and a port connected with a water storage device. The channel is equipped with a check valve allowing water to flow from the water storage device to the cold water inlet. The temperature adjustable water mixing valve opens the check valve to discharge toward the front-end water source when the inner pressure in the water storage device is high.10-01-2009
20090255599Insertion piece to a single-grip mixing faucet - The invention relates to an insertion piece to a single-grip mixing faucet developed as a control unit with a ceramic insertion, and on its one side it is connected to a footing, on its other side to a driving arm, the control unit itself, the cartridge, comprises a fixed stationary inlet disc and a moving control disc arranged one above the other to form together a plane sealing. The other side of the inlet disc is coupled to a footing, whereas the control disc on its side opposite to the inlet disc is in a forced connection with a ceramic moving element, which, in turn, is in connection with the driving arm. On the footing, a warm water inlet, a cold water inlet and an outlet are situated.10-15-2009
20120103448Multi-Way Valve and Method of Producing Same - The present invention relates to a multi-way valve for use in medicine or medical technology, having at least one basic housing through which a medium can flow in sections, and having an actuator which is held in said basic housing so as to be rotatable about a central axis, wherein the basic housing has at least two connection points for the inflow and outflow of the medium and forms an actuator receptacle which has a peg arranged concentrically with respect to the central axis and which has, on the inner side of the basic housing, a radially encircling cutout, and wherein the actuator has a control element, a substantially hollow cylindrical section which receives the peg of the actuator receptacle at least in sections, at least one throughflow opening for the fluidic connection between two connection points, and at least one radially encircling moulding on the outer side of the cylindrical section, and wherein the peg of the actuator receptacle has at least one counterbearing for the actuator to form a sealing surface in the region of at least one connection point. The invention is characterized in that the peg has at least one flattened portion on the circumference relative to the central axis, and the moulding of the actuator engages into the cutout of the actuator receptacle in order to fix the actuator in the actuator receptacle in a positively locking and fluid-tight manner.05-03-2012
20100193058CONNECTION FITTING - The present invention relates to a connection fitting for the connection of a ring with at least one consumer to a storey or rising main branch with inlet and outlet openings (08-05-2010
20100258209 System and Method for draining a Boiler using a Three Way Valve - A draining valve for draining the boiler may include a first port connected to a pressurized tank, a second port connected to an output tube, a third port connected to the boiler, and a control valve to selectively connect the pressurized tank to the boiler and to connect the boiler to the output tube. The first port may be adapted to be closed while the third port is open, and the first port may be adapted to be opened while the third port is closed. The second port may be opened while the first port is closed, and the second port may be open while the first port is open. The central valve may include a central passageway, and the central valve may include a traverse passageway. The first port may selectively connect to the traverse passageway, and the third port may selectively connect to the traverse passageway. The second port may connect to the central passageway.10-14-2010
20110240160MULTI-WAY REVERSING VALVE - A multi-way reversing valve includes a valve housing having a valve seat part in which a plurality of fluid in/out ports are formed; a valve member adapted to be rotated; and an actuator adapted to rotationally actuate the valve member. A fluid inlet port and/or a fluid outlet port is/are formed in the valve housing. A passage adapted to selectively place the fluid inlet port or the fluid outlet port in communication with the plurality of fluid in/out ports is formed within the valve member. Flow paths are reversed by rotating the valve member to selectively place the fluid inlet port or the fluid outlet port in communication with one of the plurality of in/out ports via the passage. The rotational axis line of the valve member is laterally eccentric relative to the rotational axis line of an output shaft of the actuator by a predetermined distance.10-06-2011
20100126611THREE-POSITION DIVERTER VALVE - A three-position diverter valve having a longitudinal stem with opposite actuating and operating ends, and a body member defining at least one inlet aperture and first and second outlet apertures. The actuating end defines a plug with a pair of O-rings attached thereto. The plug can be selectively positioned to: (1) block water entering the at least one inlet aperture; (2) permit fluid (i.e. water) communication between the at least one inlet aperture and the first outlet aperture; and (3) permit fluid communication between the at least one inlet aperture and the second outlet aperture.05-27-2010
20110146822WATER DISCHARGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A water discharge management system for a water processing system is provided. The water processing system is connected to a first solution supply and to a second solution supply. A first multi-way valve is connected to a discharge outlet of the water processing system. A second multi-way valve is connected to the first multi-way valve and to a first water storage container. A third multi-way valve is connected to the second multi-way valve and to a second water storage container. The third multi-way valve is also connected to the first water supply. Additional water discharge management systems are also provided.06-23-2011
20110209787VALVE ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING BRAKE DEVICES AND AUXILIARY DEVICES OF A PNEUMATIC BRAKE SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE - A valve arrangement controls brake devices and auxiliary devices of a pneumatic brake system of a vehicle, and includes pneumatic control valves which are detachably arranged on at least one common support module containing compressed air channels, for carrying out braking functions or auxiliary braking functions of the brake system. The valve arrangement also includes several adjacently arranged block-shaped support modules having at least the same height and depth measurements and including channel sections forming common longitudinal channels when all of the support modules are adjacently arranged in a row. At least one unit hole receives a control valve embodied as a cartridge valve and arranged on a front side of each support module to enable switching the compressed air flow between inner channels.09-01-2011
20110132483THREE-WAY PROPORTIONAL CONTROL VALVE FOR ACTIVELY CONTROLLING COOLANT AND PROPORTIONAL CONTROL METHOD USING THE SAME - The present invention provides a three-way proportional control valve for actively controlling coolant and a proportional control method using the same. The three-way proportional control valve according to the present invention may preferably include a valve body including a pump port, through which coolant is introduced, and a radiator port and a bypass port, through which the coolant is discharged; a valve spool which linearly reciprocates on a valve path formed inside the valve body and opens and closes the radiator port and the bypass port; and a solenoid mounted on the valve body and pushing the valve spool such that the radiator port is opened and the bypass port is closed when electrical power is applied thereto.06-09-2011
20100180966WASTE WATER OUTLET - The present invention provides a waste for an item of sanitary ware generating grey water, the waste comprising: (i) an inlet for admitting grey water; (ii) first and second outlets configured to discharge grey water, the first outlet being arranged to connect to a drainage system, and the second outlet being arranged to connect to a recycling system; (iii) a valve configured to selectively direct water to the first outlet or the second outlet, the valve being located between the inlet and the first and the second outlets, wherein the valve is operable between the first and the second positions, the valve connecting the inlet to the first outlet in the first position and the valve connecting the inlet to the second outlet in the second position; and (iv) a plug dimensioned to fit the inlet and configured to operate the valve by manipulation of the plug.07-22-2010
20100116369FAUCET VALVE SYSTEM - A valve system enables use of a standard single line faucet with a water treatment system. The valve system may include a housing having ports for receiving untreated supply water, supplying water to a water treatment system, receiving treated water from the water treatment system and supplying treated water to a dispenser. The valve system includes an automatic shutoff device that prevents water from flowing into the water treatment system when the dispensing faucet is closed and allows water to flow into the water treatment system when the faucet is open. The valve system may include a pressure relief mechanism that removes pressure from the water treatment system when the faucet is closed and a check valve for maintaining a desired amount of pressure within the valve system.05-13-2010
20100180967CONFIGURATION STRUCTURE OF A SPRAY NOZZLE AND A SHOWER HEAD - A configuration structure of a spray nozzle and a shower head, adapted to a wall outlet, includes a three-way control valve, a connecting rod and a spray unit. The three-way control valve has an inlet connected to the wall outlet, a front outlet connected to an inlet tube extending from a rear side of the connecting rod, and a lower outlet connected to a hose of the spray unit. The connecting rod has a closed lower end, an upper end connected with the shower head, and at least one spray head at a front side thereof. With the three-way control valve and the connecting rod, the front and lower outlets of the three-way control valve are connected to the spray nozzle and the connecting rod respectively to form two water passages. The upper end of the connecting rod is connected with the shower head.07-22-2010
20090293970ROTARY COUPLER AND METHOD OF USING SAME - A rotary coupler for directing a fluid flow between a supply of pressurized fluid and a fixture which is rotatable about a fixture axis and which has a manifold plate directing the fluid flow from a manifold inlet and a manifold outlet to a plurality of stations on the fixture positioned about the fixture axis. The coupler including a spindle including a base portion and a shaft portion and which extends in an axial direction from a mounting end on the base portion and a distal end on the shaft portion. The base has a mounting face and a securing arrangement configured to secure the mounting face to a manifold plate such that the mounting face sealingly engages the manifold plate. The shaft portion defines a coupler axis and has a shaft surface generally coaxial to the coupler axis and the shaft surface includes an annular pressure zone and an axially spaced annular tank zone. The spindle also includes an internal pressurized fluid passage and an internal tank fluid passage wherein the pressurized passage extends within the spindle between a pressurized face opening in the mounting face and a pressurized shaft opening in the pressure zone. The pressurized passage includes a check valve limiting flow from said face opening to said shaft opening. The tank passage also extends within the spindle between a tank face opening in the mounting face and a tank shaft opening in the tank zone. The mounting face includes an annular recess and the tank face opening is with this recess such that fluid flow reaching the recess is directed into the tank passage. The coupler further includes a hub with a shaft opening shaped to receive the shaft portion of the spindle such that the hub rotates about the shaft and the coupler axis, at least one of the hub and the shaft has an annular pressure zone channel in the pressure zone allowing the pressurized fluid to flow about the shaft in the pressure zone. In addition, at least one of the hub and the shaft includes an annular tank zone channel in the tank zone allowing the tank fluid to flow about the shaft in the tank zone. The coupler further including a seal separating the tank zone from the pressure zone and the hub has a pressure port and a tank port. The pressure port is the hub is in fluid connection with the pressure zone and the tank port is in fluid connection with the tank zone. The coupler further including a bearing arrangement between the spindle and the hub.12-03-2009
20120037250Valve Device - The invention relates to a valve device for the fluid supply of fluid consumers, comprising several valve modules (02-16-2012
20120305115Fluid Valve Port Optimized for Robustness with Standard O-Ring Seal - An optimized fluid valve port has the following features: 1) the seal is preferably a standard O-ring seated in a rectilinear seal channel of one of a first or second valve body, 2) the unsupported span of the O-ring during valve port crossing is limited to a length of less than approximately three O-ring diameters, the support being provided by a web disposed between port openings; and 3), within the area of the O-ring, the fluid flow area of the fluid valve port is maximized.12-06-2012
20120097277CONTROL SYSTEM FOR WORK VEHICLE - A work machine includes a fluid circuit for use with an attachment configured to operate using one of a uni-directional flow and a bi-directional flow through the attachment. An operator-enabled mode selection switch operably connects to a controller. An electrical circuit includes the operator-enabled mode selection switch and a second operator-enabled switch. A first control valve is in fluid communication with the attachment. In response to the mode selection switch being operator-actuated to a bi-directional mode setting, the first control valve via the controller is actuatable to one of the bi-directional positions, electrical power being unavailable to the second operator-enabled switch of the electrical circuit. In response to the mode selection switch being operator-actuated to a uni-directional mode setting, the first control valve via the controller secures the first control valve in the uni-directional position, and electrical power is provided to the second operator-enabled switch of the electrical circuit04-26-2012
20120006436VALVE BLOCK, VALVE BLOCK UNIT, AND METHOD OF INSPECTING VALVE BLOCK UNIT - Provided are a valve block and a valve block unit which allow simplification and miniaturization of a pipe arrangement.01-12-2012
20100006164Bathtub diverter spout with ball valve - A bathtub diverter spout (01-14-2010
20090133766DUAL INLET AND DUAL OUTLET SPA VALVE - A dual inlet and dual outlet valve controls a flow from dual inlet pipes through dual outlets to dual outlet pipes to increase flow where space is not available for a single larger diameter pipe. The valve includes a rotatable cylindrical plug with vertically spaced apart plug mouths. The plug may be rotated to align the plug mouths with one of both dual outlets to allow a flow to the dual outlet pipes, or the plug may be rotated to block the flow to both outlets. The dual inlet and dual outlet valve is particularly useful in a spa where narrow spa walls limit pipe sizes. The valve allows parallel pipes into the valve and from the valve to jets, thus increasing the water flow to the jets and the resulting turbulence.05-28-2009
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20120312402Selector Valve For An Internal Combustion Engine - A selector valve for independently controlling fluid between a first passage, a second passage, and a common passage, comprising: a valve housing comprising an inner chamber in communication with the outlet, having a first valve seat in communication with the first inlet and a second valve seat in communication with the second inlet, a shaft slidably extending through the housing between the first and second valve seats; first and second valve poppets slidably mounted upon the shaft within the inner chamber, each having valve faces for seating against the first and second valve seats; and a spring coaxially located around the shaft between the first and second valve poppets, pushing against the inner surfaces of the first and second valve poppets, biasing the first valve poppet and the second valve poppet away from each other and toward the first valve seat and the second valve seat.12-13-2012
20090032128VALVE CARTRIDGE WITH ISOLATED FRICTION AND CARTRIDGE LOADS - A one-handle valve cartridge includes a spring that isolates frictional forces between dynamic sealing elements in the valve cartridge and loads applied to the valve cartridge and transmitted to the dynamic sealing elements from an actuating mechanism of the valve cartridge.02-05-2009
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20110120579FOUR-WAY VALVE - In a four-way valve having a simple structure, even if a high-temperature refrigerant and a low-temperature refrigerant flow close to each other, heat loss between both refrigerants is suppressed. The valve comprises a housing member including a valve chamber, a valve seat including a bearing surface portion located in the valve chamber, a first channel through which a high-temperature fluid flows and a second channel through which a low-temperature fluid flows at a predetermined time, including openings adjacent to each other at a bearing surface portion of the valve seat, passing through the valve seat and extending outside of the valve chamber, and a valve element moving to the bearing surface portion of the valve seat. A thermal resistor portion suppressing heat transfer between these channels is located near the openings, between the first and second channels.05-26-2011
20120325353PLUG SWITCH OUTLET MECHANISM - A plug switch outlet mechanism has a first and second shower. The first shower includes a first switch mechanism inside and a socket outside a fixed unit, an outlet connected to the fixed unit; the fixed unit is disposed with two waterways and an inlet waterway connected to the external water source, one of the waterway is connected to the outlet, the socket is disposed with a switch, the switch is driving connected to the first switch mechanism for driving the first switch mechanism when touched to make the two waterways switched to connect to the inlet waterway; the second shower is connected to the other waterway, the second shower is coupled to the socket and can plug into the socket, when the second shower is inserted into the sockets or pulled away from the socket, the switch is touched.12-27-2012
20120318390DISTRIBUTION VALVE FOR CONCRETE PUMP, CONCRETE PUMP AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND CONCRETE PUMP TRUCK - A distribution valve for a concrete pump, the concrete pump, a control method thereof and a concrete pump truck are provided. The distribution valve comprises a valve body (12-20-2012
20120318389WATER SWITCH - A water switch of a water-bearing appliance, in particular a domestic appliance, including at least one water supply path, several water discharge paths and an adjustable water distribution element, the water distribution element having at least one passage opening and being rotatable around an axis from a first angular position to a second angular position, in the first angular position the at least one passage opening connecting the at least one water supply path to a first water discharge path, and in the second angular position the at least one passage opening connecting the at least one water supply path to a second water discharge path, is characterized in that a guiding mechanism is provided for guiding an axial movement along the axis of the water distribution element when the water distribution element rotates from the first angular position to the second angular position.12-20-2012
20130008538VALVE FOR ALTERNATELY FILLING TWO WORKING CHAMBERS OF A PISTON-CYLINDER SYSTEM OF A PUMP - The invention relates to a valve for alternately filling two working chambers (A, B) of a piston-cylinder system (01-10-2013
20080223464Flow Diverters for Valves, Valves, and In-Floor Pool Cleaning Systems - An in-floor pool cleaning system includes a first valve having one bottom inlet port, three or more side discharge ports, and a first flow diverter and a second valve having one bottom inlet port, three or more side discharge ports, and a second flow diverter. One of the discharge ports of the first valve is connected to the inlet port of the second valve. A first motor linked to the first valve is configured to rotate the first diverter and a second motor linked to the second valve is configured to rotate the second diverter. The system includes in-floor cleaning nozzles fluidically connected to discharge ports. A controller electrically connected to the motors is configured to actuate the motors and, in turn, to rotate the diverters into respective positions configured to direct water flow to a selected one or more of the plurality of nozzles.09-18-2008
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20100313978Pneumatic Valve Device - A pneumatic valve device comprising an integral valve body having first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh openings; a regulation assembly for supplying gas in the second opening; a relief valve in the seventh opening; a pressure gauge in the sixth opening; and an inlet connector in the fifth opening. The first opening communicates with the second opening and the third opening respectively, the first opening has external threads releasably connected to a compressed gas cylinder, the third opening has one end communicating with an outside surface of the valve body and the other end communicating the regulation assembly, the fourth opening interconnects the compressed gas cylinder and the inlet connector, and the fifth opening, the sixth opening, and the seventh opening are equally spaced apart around an outer surface of the valve body and have the same elevation. The first, third and second openings communicate with each other.12-16-2010
20110232788ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATING UNIT - A hydraulic directional control valve which has a valve housing and a control piston that is arranged therein in a displaceable manner. The valve housing has at least one outflow connection, at least one inflow connection and a working connection. The control piston has a main body and at least one control section. The control section controls a pressure medium flow from the inflow connection to the working connection and/or a pressure medium flow from the working connection to the outflow connection, and the control section is made separately from the main body and is fastened thereon.09-29-2011
20110303312Binary Hydraulic Manifold System - A hydraulic fluid manifold system for a spreader, the spreader including at least one bin for holding dry bulk material for distribution to at least one conveyor associated with the bin for receiving the dry bulk material from the at least one bin and transporting the dry bulk material to at least one spinner associated with the spreader. The hydraulic fluid manifold system includes a single, unitary manifold including a variable speed fluid control circuit for setting a speed for the at least one conveyor and a variable speed fluid control circuit for the at least one spinner of a spreader system for setting a speed for the at least one spinner, the variable speed control circuit for the at least one conveyor including an on/off device for the at least one conveyor that allows when fluid flow through the variable speed conveyor circuit to the at least one conveyor is turned on that the at least one conveyor can automatically operate at a speed set for the at least one conveyor prior to fluid flow to the at least one conveyor having been turned off. Further, the spreader can include at least two conveyors, and the variable speed control circuit for the at least two conveyors can further include flow of hydraulic fluid through the variable speed conveyor circuit to be changed between in-parallel flow to a first and a second of the conveyors simultaneously and in-series flow where flow of fluid is sent to a first one of the conveyors and then sent from the first one of the conveyors to a second one of the two conveyors.12-15-2011
20130186493BI-DIRECTIONAL FLUID FLOW REGULATOR WITH FUNNEL SHAPED BAFFLES - An apparatus for bi-directionally regulating flow of an actuation fluid includes a conduit and a plurality of baffles. The conduit includes a conduit flow channel that extends longitudinally along a centerline between a first conduit end and a second conduit end. The baffles are sequentially non-coaxially arranged in the conduit. Each of the baffles includes a baffle flow channel that laterally tapers and extends, in a longitudinal direction towards the second conduit end, from a first baffle end to a baffle orifice at a second baffle end. The first baffle end is connected to the conduit, and extends laterally across the conduit flow channel.07-25-2013
20130192704MEMS VALVE OPERATING PROFILE - A MEMS fluid control system is provided having a micro-electro-mechanical system. The system includes a plurality of ports, a cavity, a valve, an actuator, and a pair of electrical contacts. The plurality of ports are in communication with the cavity, the valve is disposed in the cavity, and the valve is connected to the actuator. The system further includes a hydraulic circuit having a pressure supply line in communication with a first of the plurality of ports, a control line in communication with a second of the plurality of ports, and an exhaust line in communication with a third of the plurality of ports. The valve includes an elongated portion and a blocking portion, the blocking portion includes a first, a second, and a third portions.08-01-2013
20130199642FINE CERAMIC SWITCH VALVE FOR BATHTUB - A fine ceramic switch valve for a bathtub includes a water control valve, a valve piece, a switch valve piece, a control shaft, a valve cover, and a valve shell. The water control valve has a first water outlet hole and a second water outlet hole for the bathtub and shower head. The first water outlet hole is smaller to form a smaller water channel, so the water pressure is higher to generate a stronger water flow and effectively reduce water output. The second water outlet hole is larger to form a larger water channel, so when the water passes through the second water outlet hole, as well as a fully open through hole of the bottom of the water control valve, the amount of water can be significantly increased to fill the bathtub and thus to increase the convenience and practicability of the switch valve structure.08-08-2013
20120085444Switching device for sanitary fittings, in particular showers, bathtubs and the like - A switching device for sanitary fittings such as showers and bathtubs, characterized in that said switching device comprises a control rod element movable in a support associated with a mixing cartridge, said control rod element having at least two water delivery positions thereat a mixed water flow is conveyed either to one or to the other of two or more separated directrix lines corresponding to two or more separated using places.04-12-2012

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