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Title: Multiple-port valve

Abstract

A multiple-port valve assembly is designed to direct flow from a primary conduit into any one of a plurality of secondary conduits as well as to direct a reverse flow. The valve includes two mating hemispherical sockets that rotatably receive a spherical valve plug. The valve plug is attached to the primary conduit and includes diverging passageways from that conduit to a plurality of ports. Each of the ports is alignable wih one or more of a plurality of secondary conduits fitted into one of the hemispherical sockets. The other hemispherical socket includes a slot for the primary conduit such that the conduit's motion along that slot with rotation of the spherical plug about various axes will position the valve-plug ports in respect to the secondary conduits.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Downers Grove, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863162
Patent Number(s):
4108207
Application Number:
05/787,137
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16K - VALVES
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multiple-port; valve; assembly; designed; direct; flow; primary; conduit; plurality; secondary; conduits; reverse; mating; hemispherical; sockets; rotatably; receive; spherical; plug; attached; diverging; passageways; ports; alignable; wih; fitted; socket; slot; motion; rotation; various; axes; position; valve-plug; respect; reverse flow; valve assembly; valve plug; multiple-port valve; direct flow; spherical sockets; mating hemispherical; /137/251/

Citation Formats

Doody, Thomas J. Multiple-port valve. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Doody, Thomas J. Multiple-port valve. United States.
Doody, Thomas J. Tue . "Multiple-port valve". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863162.
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abstractNote = {A multiple-port valve assembly is designed to direct flow from a primary conduit into any one of a plurality of secondary conduits as well as to direct a reverse flow. The valve includes two mating hemispherical sockets that rotatably receive a spherical valve plug. The valve plug is attached to the primary conduit and includes diverging passageways from that conduit to a plurality of ports. Each of the ports is alignable wih one or more of a plurality of secondary conduits fitted into one of the hemispherical sockets. The other hemispherical socket includes a slot for the primary conduit such that the conduit's motion along that slot with rotation of the spherical plug about various axes will position the valve-plug ports in respect to the secondary conduits.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {8}
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