Multifunctional restrictive valve

  • US 7,878,417 B2
  • Filed: 04/23/2007
  • Issued: 02/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A valve for controlling the flow of water therethrough, the valve comprising:

  • a main body including a channel therethrough, the channel including channel walls, the main body configured to receive water at an inlet port and pass water through an outlet port; and

    a flow control assembly in operative engagement with the main body, the flow control assembly including a temperature sensor and piston, adapted to substantially block and unblock the flow of water in the channel responsive to the temperature sensor, the flow control assembly further including an override assembly movable between a first position and a second position, the second position configured to enable the temperature sensor and piston to control the flow of water through the main body, the first position configured to override the temperature sensor and piston and allow water to flow, the override assembly further configured to be securely set in the first position.

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