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An inflation control system including a high flow valve is controlled by pilot air selectively delivered by a piezo vent valve. The high flow valve includes a pilot input, an outlet and a main air chamber fed with main supply air through a main air conduit. The high flow valve further includes a diaphragm with an upper web, a lower web, a cylindrical member connecting the upper and lower webs and an annular ridge extending radially out around the cylindrical member. A pilot air supply is connected by a pilot air conduit to the pilot input. A piezo pilot valve interposed on the pilot air conduct opens or closes to provide or prevent the pilot air to the high flow valve. The pilot air shifts the high flow valve from a closed to an open state. A vent valve connected to the pilot air conduit removes the pilot air to allow the high flow valve to close. The high flow valve, the pilot air conduit, the piezo pilot valve and the vent valve may all be provided on a single valve module interconnectible with other valve modules of the same design.

Title
Inflation control system
Application Number
184638
Publication Number
5570716
Application Date
August 11, 1994
Publication Date
November 5, 1996
Inventor
Valentine Faust
Bow
NH, US
Dean L Kamen
Bedford
NH, US
Agent
Bromberg & Sunstein
Assignee
DEKA Products Partnership
NH, US
IPC
F16K 31/128
A47C 4/54
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