Patent Number: 7,422,032

Title: Methods and apparatus for an on-off controller

Abstract: An on-off controller, according to various aspects of the present invention, for controlling a pressurized fluid from a provided bottle, the bottle having a poppet valve biased in a closed position, wherein the pressurized fluid flows from the bottle when the poppet valve is open, the on-off controller includes a body, a seal, a rod, and a position mechanism. The body having a cavity, an inlet, an outlet, and a vent, the inlet and the outlet having continuous fluid communication with the cavity, the vent having sealable fluid communication with the cavity. The seal having a seal bore therethrough, the seal for sealing the vent. The rod having a first bore and a second bore, the first bore in continuous fluid communication with the second bore, the rod positioned in the seal bore. The position mechanism that moves the rod to: close the vent, wherein the first bore and the second bore are positioned on a same side of the seal and the rod sealably contacts the seal; and open the vent, wherein the first bore is positioned on a cavity side of the seal and the second bore is positioned on a vent side of the seal, the rod sealably contacts the seal, whereby the pressurized fluid in the cavity exits through the first bore and the second bore to the atmosphere.

Inventors: Carpenter; Dale (Gilbert, AZ), Henley; Jason (Chandler, AZ)

Assignee: Carpenter; Dale

International Classification: F15B 13/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-09-09 0:00:00