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US4458840: Temperature responsive valve
5 Claims, No Drawings
A temperature responsive valve includes a bimetal disk which snaps in response to changes in temperature, a rod moved by the snapping action of the bimetal disk, a valve member in association with movement of the rod to thereby control the flow of fluid, and an adjustment member threaded through a body to properly adjust the range in movement of the valve member, the adjustment member being secured to the body after adjusting operation of the range of movement of the valve member.
- 1. A temperature responsive valve comprising:a housing having inlet and outlet ports formed therein:a casing member secured to said housing;a body disposed within said housing and said casing member;an adjustment member threaded to said body via a threaded portion to thereby define a first and second chamber at opposite sides of said adjustment member;said adjustment member having a fluid passage provided therein for fluid communication with one of said outlet ports and wherein said fluid passage and said second chamber are fluidically isolated by said adjustment member;a valve member operatively associated with said adjustment member and positioned within said first chamber to control fluid communication between said inlet and outlet ports and wherein the range of movement of said valve member is adjusted by said adjustment member;bimetal disk means positioned within said second chamber for snapping in response to changes in temperature to thereby actuate said valve member; andmeans for rigidly securing said adjustment member to said body subsequent to adjustment of the range of movement of said valve member and wherein said means for rigidly securing said adjustment member to said body further comprises a heat welded connection at said threaded portion.
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