Global Patent Index - EP 0780642 A3

EP 0780642 A3 2000-05-31 - Control lever

Title (en)

Control lever

Title (de)

Schalthebel

Title (fr)

Levier de commande

Publication

EP 0780642 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 96309011 A

Priority

US 57607095 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0780642A2] A fluid flow control apparatus comprises a body defining a path for fluid, a flow control device (2) selectably positionable with respect to the body (11,12,13,14) for controlling flow of said fluid in said fluid path (R); and a resilient member acting on the flow control device (2) to oppose movement thereof with respect to said body (11,12,13,14); wherein the flow control device (2) has a control portion and the resilient member exerts a force on said control portion the amount of which depends on the position of the flow control device (2) to counteract the action on the flow control device (2) of fluid in said path (R).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F24F 13/14; B60H 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F24F 13/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F24F 13/1426 (2013.01); F24F 13/1486 (2013.01); F24F 13/1406 (2013.01); F24F 2013/1453 (2013.01); F24F 2013/1473 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 0780642 A2 19970625; EP 0780642 A3 20000531; EP 0780642 B1 20040616; DE 69632714 D1 20040722; DE 69632714 T2 20050630

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2009-06-30 [PG25 ES] LAPSED IN A CONTRACTING STATE ANNOUNCED VIA POSTGRANT INFORM. FROM NAT. OFFICE TO EPO

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2004-07-22 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

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2004-06-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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2004-06-16 [REG GB FG4D] EUROPEAN PATENT GRANTED

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2000-05-10 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7F 24F 13/14 A, 7B 60H 1/00 B

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