Patent Number: 6,293,308

Title: Miniaturized valve mechanism

Abstract: A miniaturized valve mechanism which has a valve containing a channel with at least one inlet and one outlet opening, as well as a device for closing the channel. In order to provide a valve arrangement which can be produced in the smallest possible size, the valve is controlled by a very small linear motor, the driver of which moves the device for closing and opening the channel by the application of a control voltage to a piezoelectric tube.

Inventors: Hettinger; Christoph (Ingelfingen, DE)

Assignee: Burkert Werke GmbH & Co.

International Classification: F15C 5/00 (20060101); F16K 31/02 (20060101); F16K 011/06 (); F16K 031/02 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018