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1. (WO2001038766) PIEZO ELECTRIC VALVE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/038766    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2000/004448
Publication Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 23 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: F16K 31/00
Applicants: PBT (IP) LIMITED
SIMON, Powell
Inventors: SIMON, Powell
Title: PIEZO ELECTRIC VALVE
Abstract:
A fluid valve comprising a valve member (6) arranged to be movable in a first direction to control fluid flow through an orifice (5) and electrically actuable means (1a, 1b) for controlling movement of said valve member, characterised in that the electrically actuable means comprises at least one bender element (1a) disposed in said first direction but bendable in a direction transverse to said first direction, and the valve member is provided with a profiled surface (8) engaging one end (3a) of the bender whereby the position of the valve member is controlled.