Global Patent Index - EP 1042628 A1

EP 1042628 A1 2000-10-11 - FLOW CONTROL VALVE

Title (en)

FLOW CONTROL VALVE

Title (de)

DURCHFLUSSREGELVENTIL

Title (fr)

SOUPAPE DE REGULATION DU DEBIT

Publication

EP 1042628 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98957001 A

Priority

  • GB 9803579 W
  • GB 9727419 A
  • GB 9802523 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9934140A1] A valve assembly (1) comprising a housing (2) having an inlet (3) and an outlet (17), and an on/off valve (5) mounted in the housing (2), the said on/off valve (5) being movable between open and closed positions to permit or prevent flow of liquid from the inlet (3) to the outlet (17), wherein a selector (13) having an inlet (14) and an outlet (16) is movably mounted in the housing (2) such that movement of the selector (13) causes the outlet (16) thereof to move relative to the outlet of the housing (2). In one aspect of the invention a bypass is provided to maintain a minimal flow rate when the main supply has been cut off, for example providing for basic low level supply of water for hygiene purposes when the main supply has been suspended as a result of non-payment of charges or the like.

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

F16K 31/40; F16K 5/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F16K 5/04 (2006.01); F16K 31/40 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F16K 5/0414 (2013.01); F16K 5/0407 (2013.01); F16K 31/404 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9934140A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9934140 A1 19990708; AU 1343199 A 19990719; EP 1042628 A1 20001011

INPADOC legal status


2001-12-19 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010531

2000-10-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000724

2000-10-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT NL