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Low Pressure Release Valve

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052321D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Felice, DB Moore, RJ [+details]

Abstract

The low-cost safety and bleeder valve, shown above, includes three parts. There is a base element 10, a magnet 11 and a cap 15. The base 10 is made of metal, the magnet 11 is made of any magnetic material, and the cap 15 is made of a non-magnetic material, such as nylon. A hole 10a extends through base 10, and a hole 15a extends through cap 15. There is a slot 11a in magnet 11. As the pressure in the hole 10a builds up, the magnet 11 is unseated, thereby allowing gas to escape through slot 11a and hole 15a.