Hydraulic directional converter

  • US 20020184937A1
  • Filed: 06/05/2002
  • Published: 12/12/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/11/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A directional converter for use with a pump and a hydraulic actuator having an advance and retract ports comprising:

  • a housing having a plurality of fluid passages therethrough, said plurality of passages terminating in a pump outlet port, a pump inlet port, a first actuator port and a second actuator port; and

    a plurality of valves disposed within said plurality fluid passages, said plurality of valves having a first position and a second position, wherein in a first position a first fluid flow direction at the first actuator port is into said housing from the actuator and a second fluid flow direction at the second actuator port is out of the housing and when the valves are in a second position the first fluid flow direction at the first actuator port is out of said housing and second fluid flow direction at said second actuator port is into said housing.

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