Patent Number: 6,305,582

Title: Inhaler and valve therefor

Abstract: A valve and an inhalator with the valve are disclosed. A valve case is secured to a container storing pressurized fluid. A valve pin is moveably mounted to the valve case. First and second seals are arranged in a spaced relation in an axial direction of the valve pin. The first seal is mounted onto a piston portion of the valve pin that is received in the valve case and exposed to the pressurized fluid. The valve pin is formed with a fluid passage having an outlet communicating with the outside of the container and an inlet communicating with a space between the piston portion and the valve case and arranged between the seals in a spaced relation. The valve pin takes a first position where the first seal cooperates with the valve case to block fluid communication between the inside and the outside of the container through the space and the fluid passage and a second position where the first seal cooperates with the valve case to establish the fluid communication between the inside and the outside of the container therethrough.

Inventors: Tsutsui; Tatsuo (Kanagawa, JP), Yanagawa; Akira (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Unisia Jecs Corporation

International Classification: B05B 9/04 (20060101); B65D 83/44 (20060101); B65D 83/00 (20060101); B65D 083/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018