|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||137/625.69 ; 137/625.65 ; 251/129.06|
|우선권정보||DE-0010006 U (1997-06-09)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 16 인용 특허 : 7|
A miniaturized valve mechanism which has a valve containing a channel with at least one inlet and one outlet opening, as well as a device for closing the channel. In order to provide a valve arrangement which can be produced in the smallest possible size, the valve is controlled by a very small linear motor, the driver of which moves the device for closing and opening the channel by the application of a control voltage to a piezoelectric tube.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A miniaturized valve mechanism comprising a valve housing defining a valve chamber with at least one inlet and one outlet port, said inlet and outlet ports communicating through said valve chamber, a shaft fixed to said housing and extending axially into said valve chamber, an isolating member axially movable along said fixed shaft within said valve chamber for selectively isolating said inlet and outlet ports from each other, and a miniaturized linear drive accommodated within said valve chamber for controlling movement of sa...