United States Patent  [ii] Patent Number: 5,507,412
Ebert et al.  Date of Patent: Apr. 16, 1996
 CENTRALIZED MULTICHANNEL FLUID DELIVERY SYSTEM
 Inventors: Holger Ebert, Nurnberg; Bernt Klinger, Liibeck; Matthias Heimermann, Wolfenbiittel; Uvo Holscher, Stockelsdorf, all of Germany
 Assignee: Dragerwerk AG, Liibeck, Germany
 Appl. No.: 259,467
 Filed: Jun. 14,1994
 Foreign Application Priority Data
Jun. 19, 1993 [DE] Germany 43 20 365.5
 Int. CI.6 B67D 5/08
 U.S. CI 222/63; 222/134; 222/135;
 Field of Search 222/134, 63, 135,
222/145.7, 333, 23; 128/DIG. 13; 604/65,
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Primary Examiner—Gregory L. Huson
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—McGlew and Tuttle
A multichannel metering system, for metering preselected fluid flows from individual fluid flow sources, includes a control device, and data fields which are located in the control device (memory) and describe at least the metering of the individual fluid flows, and can be polled to an operating surface connected to the control device with a data input circuit and with a data output circuit. The data field associated with a fluid flow source can be selected in a simple manner using selector switches associated as part of the data input circuit with individual fluid flow sources by which selector switches at least segments of the fluid flow source belonging to the fluid flow source selected can be represented on the operating surface. At least part of the data input circuit are switched into functional connection with the data field belonging to the fluid flow source selected.
20 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets