Global Patent Index - EP 1733161 A4

EP 1733161 A4 2009-02-04 - DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PNEUMATIC VALVE CONTROL

Title (en)

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PNEUMATIC VALVE CONTROL

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR PNEUMATISCHEN VENTILSTEUERUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE DE COMMANDE D'UNE VANNE PNEUMATIQUE

Publication

EP 1733161 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 05733936 A

Priority

  • US 2005011566 W
  • US 55900204 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2005097792A1] A valve control apparatus (10) includes an enclosure (12, 14) that defines first and second chambers (16), an indicator (24) that is proximate the first and second chambers (16), an operating media distribution system (20) that is disposed in the first chamber (12), an electronic control unit that is disposed in the second chamber, and a plurality of connection ports (34). The first and second chambers (16) are spaced from each other along a longitudinal axis. The indicator (24) has a visual symbol (388) that identifies an operational state of at least one process valve (3). The operating media distribution system (20) includes an operating media supply passage (28), an operating media exhaust passage (30), at least three operating media transmission passages (32), and a plurality of valves (64, 66, 68, 70) in fluid communication with the operating media supply passage (28), the operating media exhaust passage (30), and the at least three operating media transmission passages (32). The electronic control unit operates at least one of the plurality of valves (64, 66, 68, 70) to control operating media flow in the operating media distribution system (20). And the plurality of connection ports (34) communicate with the operating media supply passage (28), the operating media exhaust passage (30), and the at least three operating media transmission passages (32).

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F16K 17/34 (2006.01); A61K 31/519 (2006.01); C07D 471/04 (2006.01); F16K 27/00 (2006.01); F16K 37/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F16K 27/003 (2013.01); F16K 37/0058 (2013.01); F16K 37/0083 (2013.01); F16K 37/0091 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No further relevant documents disclosed
  • See also references of WO 2005097792A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 2005097792 A1 20051020; WO 2005097792 A8 20060309; EP 1733161 A1 20061220; EP 1733161 A4 20090204

INPADOC legal status


2009-04-15 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090309

2009-02-04 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20090108

2007-07-11 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) (DELETED)

2007-07-11 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT

2006-12-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20060918

2006-12-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT