Patents Assigned to Lomaxmain Limited
  • Patent number: 6510780
    Abstract: A reversibly actuatable fluid hydraulic pump is described for use in a hydraulically driven elevator. The pump comprises a cylinder and a piston linearly actuatable within the cylinder by a ball screw race disposed over a spindle and connected to the piston. The shaft of the piston is hollow to receive the spindle as the piston is drawn along by virtue of the motion of the race along the spindle, and seals are provided at the free end of the piston which sealingly engage against the walls of the cylinder, and on the cylinder which sealingly engage with the shaft of the piston. A further feature of the invention is the provision of a compressible gas between the end of the cylinder and the end of the piston so that the expansion thereof reduces the work required to move the piston out of the cylinder, whereas when the system is relaxing, the compressible gas provides extra resistance and thus a smoother motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Lomaxmain Limited
    Inventors: Bruce Eden, David Mantle, David Williams, Paul Britton