Flush valve handle assembly providing dual mode operation

  • US 7,607,635 B2
  • Filed: 08/25/2005
  • Issued: 10/27/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A dual mode flush valve, comprising a body having an inlet and an outlet, a valve seat between said inlet and outlet, a valve member movable to a closing position on said valve seat to control water flow between said inlet and outlet, a pressure chamber defined in said body above said valve member, a relief valve mounted on the valve member for movement between seated and unseated positions which close and open the pressure chamber, respectively, a handle assembly mounted on the body and including an actuatable handle, a bushing having a passage defined therethrough and a plunger slidably and tiltably mounted in said bushing passage, the plunger having an outer end in engagement with the handle and an inner end engageable with the relief valve, the plunger being movable to unseat the relief valve, the bushing passage defining both a first axis of plunger travel and a second axis of plunger travel which is angled with respect to the first axis of plunger travel, wherein tilting of the handle in a first direction moves the plunger along the first axis of plunger travel and tilting of the handle in a second direction tilts the plunger and moves the plunger along the second axis of plunger travel.

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