|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||366/176.2 ; 138/043 ; 137/625.3 ; 251/063.6|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 6 인용 특허 : 27|
A homogenization valve includes a housing and stacked valve members within the housing. The valve members have central holes therethrough defining a low pressure volume. Each valve member includes a valve seat defining with a valve surface, gaps through which fluid is expressed radially from an outside high pressure volume to the central low pressure volume. The actuator acts on the valve members to control the width of the gaps. A counterbalancing mechanism reduces the amount of actuator force required to maintain a predetermined homogenization pressure...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.]1. A homogenizing valve for homogenizing a fluid, comprising:a housing;a valve member within the housing and having a valve seat defining, with a valve surface, a gap through which fluid is expressed radially from a high pressure source from an outside high pressure volume to a central low pressure volume to homogenize the fluid, the change in pressure and geometry of the gap causing the fluid to be homogenized; andan actuator which acts on the valve member to deform the valve member and thus control the width of the gap.