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6455 results about "Valve opening" patented technology

Valves are technically fittings, but are usually discussed as a separate category. In an open valve, fluid flows in a direction from higher pressure to lower pressure. The word is derived from the Latin valva, the moving part of a door, in turn from volvere, to turn, roll.

Non-cylindrical prosthetic valve system for transluminal delivery

InactiveUS20070043435A1Preventing substantial migrationEliminate the problemBalloon catheterHeart valvesCoronary arteriesProsthesis
A prosthetic valve assembly for use in replacing a deficient native valve comprises a replacement valve supported on an expandable prosthesis frame. If desired, one or more expandable anchors may be used. The prosthesis frame, which entirely supports the valve annulus, valve leaflets, and valve commissure points, is configured to be collapsible for transluminal delivery and expandable to contact the anatomical annulus of the native valve when the assembly is properly positioned. Portions of the prosthesis frame may expand to a preset diameter to maintain coaptivity of the replacement valve and to prevent occlusion of the coronary ostia. The prosthesis frame is compressible about a catheter, and restrained from expanding by an outer sheath. The catheter may be inserted inside a lumen within the body, such as the femoral artery, and delivered to a desired location, such as the heart. When the outer sheath is retracted, the prosthesis frame expands to an expanded position such that the valve and prosthesis frame expand at the implantation site and the anchor engages the lumen wall. The prosthesis frame has a non-cylindrical configuration with a preset maximum expansion diameter region about the valve opening to maintain the preferred valve geometry. The prosthesis frame may also have other regions having a preset maximum expansion diameter to avoid blockage of adjacent structures such as the coronary ostia.
Owner:MEDTRONIC COREVALVE

Medical device suitable for use in treatment of a valve

InactiveUS20060178700A1Prevent leakageProfound clinical consequencesSuture equipmentsHeart valvesSeptal wallMedical device
A medical device (1210) comprises a generally cylindrical treatment element (1220) for location between a pair of valve leaflets (1212) situated between an atrium (1214) and a ventricle (1216) of a heart. The treatment element (1220) supports the valve leaflets (1212) at the region of co-aptation of the valve leaflets (1212) and occludes the valve opening to resist fluid flow in the retrograde direction through the valve opening. The device (1210) comprises a support (1222) to support the treatment element (1210) at the region of co-aptation of the valve leaflets (1212). The support has an anchor (1224) and a tether (1226), the tether (1226) being provided at the end of a guide wire (1228) which is initially utilised in the percutaneous insertion of the treatment element (1220). The anchor (1224) is secured, in use, to a septal wall (1230), while the guide wire (1228) exits the atrium (1214) through a vein adjacent a rear wall (1224) thereof. The treatment element (1220) includes a remotely actuatable clamp therein, in order to allow the treatment element (1220) to be secured to the guide wire (1228) or the tether (1226).
Owner:MEDNUA

Virtual heart valve

A computational technique to construct a 3-D valve leaflet geometry. The invention pertains to methodology to construct a 3-D heart valve leaflet geometry using finite element analysis (FEA) to simulate the manual assembly process or, in other words, provide a virtual assembly process as an input to a subsequent simulated valve testing step. The simulated valves may be subjected to simulated cyclic valve opening and closings and the stress levels induced therein monitored. Simulated valve designs with lower principal stresses can then be selected for prototyping. Proposed valves can be subjected to cyclic fatigue stress testing under simulated physiologic conditions to study valve durability.
Owner:EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP

Trocar having planar fixed septum seal and related methods

A cap assembly of a trocar system for endoscopic surgery includes a valve housing with an opening formed in line with an axis of the valve housing. The opening being defined by axially extending sidewalls. The cap also includes a valve positioned adjacent the opening of the valve housing. The valve includes a valve body with an annular-shaped valve opening for receiving elongate tools with differing diameters, so that a seal is maintained between the valve opening and any of the plurality of elongate tools. The valve body has a layer of a fabric material, a layer of elastomeric material, and a periphery valve section connected to and extending radially outwardly from peripheries of the valve body. The periphery valve section has rib members that extend radially a distance between an outer perimeter of the valve body and an outer perimeter of the periphery valve section.
Owner:GENICO

Ophthalmic dispenser and associated method

An ophthalmic dispenser has a rigid housing defining a fluid-receiving chamber, a flexible bladder receivable within the fluid-receiving chamber, a pump coupled in fluid communication with the fluid-receiving chamber, and a nozzle having a valve defining an annular, axially-extending valve seat, an outlet aperture coupled in fluid communication between the valve seat and the pump, and a flexible valve cover extending about the valve seat and forming an annular, axially-extending interface therebetween. The valve interface is connectable in fluid communication with the outlet aperture, and at least part of the valve cover is movable between (i) a normally closed position with the valve cover engaging the valve seat to close the interface and form a fluid-tight seal therebetween, and (ii) an open position with at least part of the valve cover spaced away from the valve seat in response to pumped fluid flowing through the outlet aperture at a pressure greater than a valve opening pressure to allow the passage of pressurized fluid therebetween. A spring is drivingly connected to the housing and moves at least one of the pump and housing relative to the other to actuate the pump. The rigid housing is mountable within a cartridge which, in turn, is mountable within a dispenser housing including an eyelid depressor and a trigger for simultaneously actuating the eyelid depressor and pump.
Owner:DR PY INST LLC

Method of using one-way valve and related apparatus

An apparatus has a valve body defining a first passageway, a valve seat, and a flow aperture extending through the valve body and coupled in fluid communication with the first passageway. A valve cover of the apparatus is formed of an elastic material and includes a cover base mounted on the valve body and fixedly secured against movement relative thereto, and a valve portion overlying the valve seat. The valve portion defines a predetermined radial thickness and forms an interference fit with the valve seat. The valve portion and the valve seat define a normally closed, axially-extending valve opening therebetween. The valve portion is movable between a normally closed position with the valve portion engaging the valve seat, and an open position with at least a segment of the valve portion spaced away from the valve seat to connect the valve opening in fluid communication with the flow aperture to thereby allow the passage of fluid from the flow aperture through the valve opening. A hermetically sealed variable-volume storage chamber stores therein multiple portions of the fluid and is connectible in fluid communication with the one-way valve assembly. A pump is coupled between the variable-volume storage chamber and the one-way valve assembly, and is configured to pump discrete portions of fluid from the variable-volume storage chamber, through the flow aperture, and through the valve opening to dispense the portions of fluid through the valve assembly.
Owner:MEDINSTILL DEV

Acoustic respiratory therapy apparatus

An active respiratory therapeutic device for clearing breathing passages, loosening and breaking up mucus plugs and phlegm in a patient's sinuses, trachea, bronchial passages and lungs while a patient is breathing normally through the device is disclosed. The apparatus preferably includes a C shaped curved hollow housing having a closed end portion and an open threaded end portion. The open end portion forms at least part of an acoustic coupling chamber. A generally funnel shaped tapered mouthpiece tapers to a small end portion sized to be inserted into a patient's mouth. The mouthpiece forms another part of the acoustic coupling chamber. An acoustic signal generator housed within the hollow housing generates and directs acoustic vibrations into and through the coupling chamber. The mouthpiece preferably includes a valve permitting a patient breathing through the mouthpiece to inhale through a valve opening and exhale through a bypass passage around the valve while at the same time coupling the acoustic coupling chamber into the patient's airways.
Owner:VIBRALUNG

Displacement Control Valve

The present invention comprising a valve main body having a first valve chamber, a second valve chamber and a third valve chamber, said first valve chamber communicating with a first communication passage, said second valve chamber having a second valve seat face for a valve hole and communicating with a second communication passage, said third valve chamber having a third valve seat face and communicating with a third communication passage; a valve body having a first valve member, a second valve member and a third valve member, said second valve member having a intermediate communication passage therein communicating with said first valve chamber and said third communication passage, said second valve member opening and closing a valve hole with respect to second valve seat face, thereby communicating with said first valve chamber and said second valve chamber, said third valve member performing a valve opening/closing action with respect to said third valve seat face in an reverse manner against said second valve member, thereby opening or closing the communication with said intermediate communication passage and said third communication passage, said first valve member performing a valve opening/closing action in the same direction to said second valve member; a pressure sensing member having a valve seat portion, said valve seat portion being disposed at a free end of said pressure sensing member, said valve seat portion performing a valve opening/closing action with respect to said first valve member, thereby opening or closing the communication with said first valve chamber and said intermediate communication passage; and a solenoid member driving said valve body in accordance with an electric current supplied thereto; and an auxiliary communication passage providing a communication between said first valve chamber and said intermediate communication passage.
Owner:MAHLE INT GMBH +1

Centralized heating public building heat supply energy-saving control method

The invention relates to the technical field of heating and energy conservation and provides a centralized heating public building heat supply energy-saving control method. The method comprises the following steps of: calculating a thermal load required by a public building room in the current time period; calculating water supply quantity required by the public building room in an equivalent area of a building which meets the heating requirement in the current time period; calculating hydraulic power of each pipe section in a pipe network and the total pipe network, performing circulating pump and fan frequency variable control on a water supply main pipe by employing a quantity regulating mode, and performing valve opening control on a water supply branch; and controlling power of a heat source. According to the embodiment, the real-time thermal load required by the building is calculated according to the indoor and outdoor thermal disturbance, the heat waste is reduced, the hydraulic power of the distribution pipe network is reasonably calculated, the pipe section with a proper pipe diameter and a circulating pump with a proper lift are selected according to the calculation, the time and area control and on-demand heating of the thermal load can be realized, and the functions of supervising, calculating and controlling are truly integrated.
Owner:季涛

Vehicle adaptive cruise control system

ActiveCN103754221AEnsure lane change safetyImprove functional limitationsExternal condition input parametersVehicle dynamicsControl system
The invention relates to a vehicle adaptive cruise control system. The vehicle adaptive cruise control system is characterized in that an information collecting unit, a lane changing early warning unit, an adaptive cruise control unit and a vehicle dynamics unit are included; the information collecting unit collects and processes the driving state information of a vehicle, and sends the driving state information to the lane changing early warning unit and the adaptive cruise control unit; the lane changing early warning unit calculates the lane changing minimum safety distance between the own vehicle and surrounding vehicles according to the received effective vehicle movement information, and judges lane changing risks according to a calculation result, an early warning is carried out on the vehicle according to a judgment result, and the judgment result is sent to the vehicle adaptive cruise control unit; the vehicle adaptive cruise control unit selects a control mode according to the vehicle movement information and the lane changing risk judgment result, calculates expected longitudinal acceleration needed by vehicle longitudinal driving, and sends the calculated expected longitudinal acceleration to the vehicle dynamics unit; the vehicle dynamics unit converts the expected longitudinal acceleration into an expected air valve opening degree or braking pressure and sends the expected air valve opening degree or the braking pressure to a vehicle object, and the longitudinal control over the vehicle object is completed.
Owner:TSINGHUA UNIV
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