Global Patent Index - EP 0969972 A1

EP 0969972 A1 2000-01-12 - FLUID REGULATOR FOR SUPPLYING A CONSUMER ELEMENT WITH FLUID FROM A FLUID RESERVOIR

Title (en)

FLUID REGULATOR FOR SUPPLYING A CONSUMER ELEMENT WITH FLUID FROM A FLUID RESERVOIR

Title (de)

FLÜSSIGKEITSREGLER ZUR VERSORGUNG EINES VERBRAUCHERS MIT FLÜSSIGKEIT AUS EINEM FLÜSSIGKEITSVORRAT

Title (fr)

REGULATEUR DE LIQUIDE POUR L'ALIMENTATION D'UN APPAREIL UTILISATEUR EN LIQUIDE PROVENANT D'UN RESERVOIR DE LIQUIDE

Publication

EP 0969972 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98906931 A

Priority

  • DE 19706967 A
  • EP 9800663 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19706967C1] The invention relates to a device for controlling the fluid supply of a consumer element, comprising a fluid reservoir (14), a fluid supply line (18, 20, 36, 24) leading from the fluid reservoir to the consumer element and a valve in the fluid supply line. The valve element (22) of said valve independently opens the valve opening (20) whenever downstream from the valve the consumer element has used a preset quantity of fluid. Said device is characterized in that the valve is a capillary valve and contains a capillary space (36) positioned downstream from the valve opening and connected to the fluid supply line, said capillary space being partly delimited by the valve element. Said valve element closes the valve opening by the capillary force generated by the fluid in the capillary space when said capillary space is filled with a predefined volume of fluid.

IPC 1-7

B43K 5/18

IPC 8 full level

B43K 5/18 (2006.01)

CPC

B43K 5/1836 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9836918A1

DCS

ES FR GB IT

DOCDB simple family

DE 19706967 C1 19980903; EP 0969972 A1 20000112; EP 0969972 B1 20001115; US 6164858 A 20001226; WO 9836918 A1 19980827