Multifunctional restrictive valve

  • US 9,611,629 B2
  • Filed: 03/28/2016
  • Issued: 04/04/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A valve for controlling a flow of water, the valve comprising:

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

    a flow control assembly in operative engagement with the channel, the flow control assembly including;

    a temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature of water flowing through the channel; and

    a flow control member configured to control a flow of water in the channel responsive to the temperature sensor, the flow control member movable between a first position and a second position, where in when the flow control member is in the first position the flow control member is configured to allow the flow of water through the channel as a function of the temperature sensor, where in when the flow control member is in the second position water is substantially blocked from flowing in the channel;

    wherein the flow control assembly is configurable to allow water to flow in the channel regardless of the temperature of water flowing through the channel.

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