05513832 is referenced by 31 patents and cites 26 patents.

A combined bearing/diaphragm seal for use in a solenoid valve assembly or the like is disclosed which provides a flexible fluid seal between the solenoid sub-assembly and the valve sub-assembly. The solenoid and valve sub-assemblies communicate mechanically via a portion of a solenoid armature which translates through the combined bearing/diaphragm seal and controls elements of the valve sub-assembly for regulating outlet fluid pressure. The bearing portion of the combined bearing/diaphragm seal comprises a flat spring-plate that is adapted to resiliently deflect in response to movement of the solenoid armature. The diaphragm portion of the combined bearing/diaphragm seal is an elastomeric seal material applied to at least one side of the spring plate.

Title
Variable force solenoid valve
Application Number
8/241721
Publication Number
5513832
Application Date
April 22, 1994
Publication Date
May 7, 1996
Inventor
Craig A Carlson
Harper Woods
MI, US
Donald J West
Warren
MI, US
John W Curnow
Utica
MI, US
David L Becker
Oak Park
MI, US
Agent
Harness Dickey & Pierce
Assignee
Lectron Products
MI, US
IPC
F16K 31/06
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