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Title: Rotary pneumatic valve

Abstract

A rotary pneumatic valve which is thrust balanced and the pneumatic pressure developed produces only radial loads on the valve cylinder producing negligible resistance and thus minimal torque on the bearings of the valve. The valve is multiplexed such that at least two complete switching cycles occur for each revolution of the cylinder spindle.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
867679
Patent Number(s):
US 4986307
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rotary; pneumatic; valve; thrust; balanced; pressure; developed; produces; radial; loads; cylinder; producing; negligible; resistance; minimal; torque; bearings; multiplexed; complete; switching; cycles; occur; revolution; spindle; valve cylinder; pneumatic valve; rotary pneumatic; radial load; /137/

Citation Formats

Hardee, Harry C. Rotary pneumatic valve. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Hardee, Harry C. Rotary pneumatic valve. United States.
Hardee, Harry C. Tue . "Rotary pneumatic valve". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867679.
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year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991},
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