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1. (WO2010074699) DIVERTER VALVE
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/074699 International Application No.: PCT/US2009/006182
Publication Date: 01.07.2010 International Filing Date: 19.11.2009
IPC:
F16K 11/044 (2006.01) ,E03C 1/02 (2006.01) ,E03C 1/04 (2006.01)
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
K
VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING
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Multiple-way valves, e.g. mixing valves; Pipe fittings incorporating such valves; Arrangement of valves and flow lines specially adapted for mixing fluid
02
with all movable sealing faces moving as one unit
04
comprising only lift valves
044
with movable valve members positioned between valve seats
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
03
WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE
C
DOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER; SINKS
1
Domestic plumbing installations for fresh water or waste water; Sinks
02
Plumbing installations for fresh water
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
03
WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE
C
DOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER; SINKS
1
Domestic plumbing installations for fresh water or waste water; Sinks
02
Plumbing installations for fresh water
04
Water-basin installations specially adapted to wash-basins or baths
Applicants:
KOHLER CO. [US/US]; 444 Highland Drive Kohler, WI 53044, US (AllExceptUS)
NIVER, Michael, A. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
NIVER, Michael, A.; US
Agent:
SPROW, Marcus, W.; Foley & Lardner LLP 777 E Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53202-5306, US
Priority Data:
12/335,56416.12.2008US
Title (EN) DIVERTER VALVE
(FR) INVERSEUR
Abstract:
(EN) A diverter valve is disclosed for use in a shower mixer valve or the like. It is constructed to reduce the force needed to be applied by the bather to actuate the diverson. There is a diverter stem (40) that is moveable between a non-diverted and diverted position. The diverter stem includes an upstream portion and a reduced cross sectional waist portion (52) downstream of the upstream portion. The reduced portion interacts with the diverted fluid to reduce the force required to move the diverter stem from the non-diverted to the diverted position.
(FR) L'invention concerne un inverseur destiné à être utilisé dans un robinet mélangeur de douche ou autre. Il est construit pour réduire la force que l'utilisateur doit exercer pour activer l'inversion. Il existe une tige (40) d'inverseur qui est mobile entre une position non inversée et une position inversée. La tige d'inverseur comprend une partie en amont et une partie rétrécie transversale réduite (52) en aval de la partie en amont. La partie réduite entre en interaction avec le fluide inversé pour réduire la force nécessaire pour déplacer la tige d'inverseur de la position non inversée à la position inversée.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)