Expansion valve
United States Patent D799009

Satake, Ryosuke (Tokyo, JP)
Kaneko, Takeshi (Tokyo, JP)
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TGK CO., LTD. (Tokyo, JP)
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International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 2301
Field of Search:
D23/233-249, 236/92B, 236/99R, 62/222, 62/115, 62/210, 62/527, 62/528, 62/299, 137/15.04, 137/15.08, 137/515, 137/7, 137/859, 137/843, 137/332, 137/529, 137/533.17, 137/540, 137/54, 137/543.17, 137/512.1, 137/468, 251/129.01, 251/331, 251/333, 251/151, 239/585.1
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US Patent References:
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8667984Expansion valveMarch, 2014Kobayashi137/468
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Foreign References:
JP1430930January, 2012
JP1431241January, 2012
JP1461499February, 2013
Other References:
Japanese Office Action, (English and Japanese) Notification of Reason(s) for Refusal, TGK 16-119, Expansion Valve, Design Application No. 2016-007369, Dispatch No. 040762, Dispatch Date Aug. 23, 2016.
Primary Examiner:
Ramirez, Cynthia
Assistant Examiner:
Colan, Gino
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Martine Penilla Group, LLP

1. The ornamental design for an expansion valve, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of an expansion valve showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a bottom view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a left side view thereof, the right side view being a mirror image thereof.

The broken lines are for the purpose of illustrating portions of the expansion valve and form no part of the claimed design.