Patents Examined by Charles G. Freay
  • Patent number: 11002244
    Abstract: A hydrostatic axial piston machine includes a housing, a connection plate closing the housing, working connections formed on the connection plate, a drive shaft, a swashplate, a cylinder drum coupled to the shaft in the direction of rotation, bores formed in the drum and each including a piston, a control plate against which the drum bears, a retraction plate for removing a piston from the bores, and a retraction ball arranged in front of the first end face of the drum which surrounds a drum neck of the drum and the shaft and by which the retraction plate is loaded in the direction of the swashplate. A pressure chamber is defined by seals between the retraction ball, the drum, and the shaft, and is configured to be acted upon by a pressure above a housing pressure. The retraction ball is sealed against the drum neck and against the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Timo Nafz
  • Patent number: 11002280
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for sensing a rotational parameter of a rotating member of a downhole pumping system. The apparatus is capable of detecting motor rotation and pump operating conditions and includes control systems for methods utilizing the rotational parameters to control the operation of the downhole pumping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Adam Esberger, Michael Yuratich, Andrew Jewell
  • Patent number: 11002175
    Abstract: A system and method of a variable speed cooling fan for a skid mounted compressor. A magnetic variable speed clutch is mounted to the cooling fan drive shaft. The clutch mechanism is driven via by a drive pulley on the crankshaft of the engine driving the compressor. The speed of the fan is varied dependent upon the temperature of the fluids being cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventors: Rusty Kight, Blake Minton, Chris Jungers
  • Patent number: 10995754
    Abstract: A compressor may include first and second compression members, first and second bearing assemblies, a sensor, and processing circuitry. The second compression member cooperates with the first compression member to define a compression pocket. The first and second bearing assemblies rotatably support the first and second compression members, respectively. The first bearing assembly may include a bearing rotor and a bearing stator. The bearing stator may surround the bearing rotor and may include poles each having a winding. The sensor may measure a radial position of the bearing rotor relative to the bearing stator. The processing circuitry may be in communication with the sensor and may control electrical current supplied to the windings based on the radial position measured by the sensor to adjust the radial position of the bearing rotor relative to the bearing stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy J. Doepker, Robert C. Stover
  • Patent number: 10995738
    Abstract: A fluid end assembly comprising: a housing, valves, seals, seats, springs, plungers, plunger packing, and other associated parts, paired with a suction manifold that facilitates fluid feeding through a centrally located external suction intake. The suction manifold of this invention is designed to preserve fluid energy that will ensure complete filling of the cylinder in extreme pumping conditions. The suction manifold utilizes a chamber design positioned immediately below the suction valves, eliminating all connecting ducts. The design of the manifold of this invention can be easily fabricated utilizing commercially available steel plate, pipe, and pipe fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: George H. Blume
  • Patent number: 10995758
    Abstract: A pump for circulating water includes an upper housing 10 formed with an inlet 11 and an outlet 12 of fluid; a lower housing 20 arranged in a lower side of the upper housing 10, having a space formed therein; an inner housing 30 having an edge part interposed between the upper housing 10 and the lower housing 20, and an impeller receiving space 31 formed in a middle part; an impeller 50 received inside the upper housing 10 and in the impeller receiving space 31 to be rotatably installed; a rotor 60 installed inside an outer circumference of the impeller 50; a spring 65 installed between a lower surface of the impeller and the inner housing; and a stator 70 installed inside the lower housing 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NEW MOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Cheol Jang, Kyoung Joo Lee, Hyun Sung Yang, Min Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 10995745
    Abstract: A submersible pump assembly for transference of a fluid medium with low viscosity is disclosed. In one embodiment, the submersible pump assembly includes a cylinder block having cylinders and pistons. A drive shaft is rotatably supported in the cylinder block and coupled to a drive unit. An inclined leading plate is coupled to the pistons and the drive shaft such that the pistons are configured to be axially driven in a reciprocating motion within the cylinders upon rotation of the inclined leading plate. A suction chamber and a pressure chamber are each located in fluid communication with the cylinders. In one operational mode, the fluid medium is transferred from the suction chamber to the pressure chamber during the reciprocating motion of the pistons, when the pistons are active. In another operational mode, the fluid medium is circulated through the suction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Texas Institute of Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Oman, Marko Nagode, Jernej Klemenc, Franc Majdic, Marko Hocevar, Ales Gosar, Andrej Skrlec, Laslo Olah
  • Patent number: 10998745
    Abstract: A portably blower fan assembly is provided that may be configured to be removably attached to a golf cart. In some embodiments, the present invention may provide for a battery pack element configured to power a blower fan, which in some embodiments may be a squirrel cage blower fan. The present invention may also provide for one or more clamps configured to removably secure the blower fan in position along a golf cart's frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Rouse
  • Patent number: 10989180
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods disclosed provide a hydraulic fracturing unit that includes a reciprocating plunger pump configured to pump a fracturing fluid and a powertrain configured to power the reciprocating plunger pump. The powertrain includes a prime mover and a drivetrain, the prime mover including a gas turbine engine. The hydraulic fracturing unit also includes auxiliary equipment configured to support operation of the hydraulic fracturing unit including the reciprocating plunger pump and the powertrain. A power system is configured to power the auxiliary equipment. The power system includes a power source and a power network. The power source is configured to generate power for the auxiliary equipment. The power network is coupled to the power source and the auxiliary equipment, and configured to deliver the power generated by the power source to the auxiliary equipment. Associated systems including a plurality of hydraulic fracturing units are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Joseph Foster, Nicholas Tew
  • Patent number: 10989200
    Abstract: Methods and modules for protecting pumps are provided, the modules having a sensor for detecting leaks of the pump seal, a sensor for detecting rain and/or a sensor for detecting that the pump is running dry and thus is overheated. Each sensor communicates with a circuitry configured to shut down the pump until the problem is resolved and to send a notice or alarm to a person or a system. A reset button may be provided to override the shutdown of the pump by the circuitry. Methods of using the modules are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Rosser Rejniak, John Alan Rejniak
  • Patent number: 10989056
    Abstract: An airfoil includes an airfoil body having a first wall, a second wall, a third wall, a tip shelf, a pocket surface, and a tip surface. The tip shelf circumferentially extends between the first wall and the second wall. The pocket surface circumferentially extends between the second wall and the third wall. The first wall, the second wall, the third wall, and the pocket surface at least partially define a squealer pocket. The tip surface is spaced apart from the pocket surface and circumferentially extends between the second wall and the third wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dominic J. Mongillo, Jr., Carey J. Clum
  • Patent number: 10989198
    Abstract: A detachable submersible pump with a modular design includes a motor module and a pump chamber module. The motor module includes an upper cover, a motor, a motor cover, and an impeller. The pump chamber module includes a housing, a water outlet, a connecting pipe, and a lock nut. The water outlet is arranged on one side of the housing. The lock nut is sleeved on the connecting pipe and is connected to the water outlet by threads. Each of two sides of the upper cover is provided with a pressable elastic buckle. Each of two sides of the housing is provided with a clamping hole. The impeller is placed inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIAN AIDI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xi Zhen Lin
  • Patent number: 10982679
    Abstract: A blowing apparatus includes a blowing unit, a first circuit board, a second circuit board, a top casing, a middle casing, and a bottom casing. The bottom casing has an intake hole. The middle casing has a nozzle to which a tube is attached, and also has an exhaust hole inside the nozzle. The exhaust hole is connected to a mask, with the tube interposed therebetween. The blowing unit includes a fan and a motor configured to rotate the fan. The blowing unit is located in a region between the first circuit board and the second circuit board. The first circuit board intersects a rotation axis of the fan. The first circuit board covers the blowing unit as viewed from the top casing in plan view of the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzo Higashiyama, Shigeru Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10982634
    Abstract: A fluid pump valve assembly includes: a valve body; a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet defined in the valve body; an inlet disk and an outlet disk movably disposed in the valve body; and a valve seat fixed within the valve body and including a disk member including at least one first aperture defined axially through the disk member, and at least one second aperture defined axially through the disk member, the inlet disk and the valve seat forming at least part of an inlet valve and the outlet disk and the valve seat forming at least part of an outlet valve. An inlet chamber is disposed upstream of the inlet valve, a pump chamber is disposed between and in fluid communication with the inlet valve and the outlet valve, and an outlet chamber is disposed downstream of the outlet valve. The inlet chamber surrounds the outlet chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Fochtman, John Walters, Tyler Craven
  • Patent number: 10980147
    Abstract: A quick release cooling fan structure without wires includes a housing, a quick release member, a carrying member, and a conductive member. A motor is fixed and electrically connected to the carrying member, and the carrying member is quickly assembled to the quick release member in a rotate-in manner. An abutting block of the quick release member is engaged with the locking portion of the housing. The connecting piece of the quick release member cooperates with the groove of the housing for quick assembly, the conductive member is disposed in the first through hole, and the conductive end is inserted through the first and second through holes to come into electric contact with the conductive portion, and thus the internal electric connection inside the cooling fan can be achieved without the use of wires, and the assembly and disassembly of the cooling fan can also be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN CITY HANSHUO PLASTIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong-Hua Xie, Rong-Hua Diao, Xiao-Jian Yang
  • Patent number: 10975855
    Abstract: A pump comprising a side wall closed at each end by an end wall forming a cavity for, in use, containing a fluid, one or more actuators each operatively associated with one or more of the end walls to cause an oscillatory motion of the associated end wall(s) whereby, in use, these axial oscillations of the end wall(s) drive substantially radial oscillations of the fluid pressure in the cavity, two or more apertures in the cavity, a valve disposed in at least one of the apertures, wherein the actuator(s) is arranged to be non-axisymmetric in use such that, in use, a pressure oscillation with at least one nodal diameter is generated within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: THE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PLC.
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Campbell, Justin Rorke Buckland
  • Patent number: 10968917
    Abstract: A blower, including a scroll casing, a fan impeller, a motor, and a pressure measuring connector. The scroll casing includes a chamber, an air inlet, and an air outlet. The air inlet and the air outlet communicate with the chamber. The motor is disposed on the scroll casing. A drive end of the motor is inserted into the chamber and is connected to the fan impeller. The pressure measuring connector is disposed on the scroll casing. A channel is disposed in the pressure measuring connection, and the channel communicates with the chamber. The channel includes a first subchannel and a second subchannel. The first subchannel communicates with the second subchannel, and an inner diameter of the first subchannel is larger than an inner diameter of the second subchannel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Lei, Kunpan Liu, Shikun Chen, Shenglong Guo, Xianjun Liu, Jianhua Zeng, Qixiang Xiang, Xiao Liu, Zeyan Jiang, Haoquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10968911
    Abstract: An oscillating piston compressor includes two oscillating compression units, and an introduction section configured to introduce an intermediate-pressure refrigerant into a compression chamber of each of the compression units. Each compression unit has a cylinder forming a cylinder chamber, a piston housed in the cylinder chamber, and a blade integrally formed with the piston. The piston rotates in the cylinder chamber while the blade oscillates. The two compression units are configured such that phases of the pistons are opposite to each other. The piston has a non-circular outer peripheral surface, and the cylinder chamber has an inner peripheral surface with a shape determined based on an envelope of the outer peripheral surface of the piston in rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Inada, Kazuhiro Furusho, Chihiro Endou, Takazou Sotojima
  • Patent number: 10968904
    Abstract: An oil pumping system to carry oil from an oil sump in a pump housing to an internal oil reservoir in another portion of the pump housing. A top plate is attached to a pump rod and moves in accordance with a reciprocating motion of the pump rod. A bottom plate is below the top plate. A pump mechanism, disposed between the top plate and bottom plate, includes a valve seat that contacts the bottom plate, and an upper portion that contacts the top plate. A first biasing element is configured to urge the valve seat upward away from the bottom plate. A second biasing element is configured to urge the plunger upward away from the valve seat. Upward movement of the pump rod allows oil to flow into the pump mechanism. Downward movement of the pump rod causes the bottom of the valve seat to seal against the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Unico, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Hilgers, Michael A. MacDonald, Benjamin J. Gregory, Ronald G. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10962171
    Abstract: A device for processing of a liquid that includes a device-input for receiving the liquid to be processed at an input-pressure, a device-output for returning the processed liquid at an output-pressure, and a process chamber having a chamber-inlet and a chamber-outlet, and a feed-line for connecting the chamber-inlet to the device-input. The feed-line includes a multi-stage pump for increasing the pressure of the liquid from the input-pressure to a feed-pressure at the chamber-inlet, a discharge-line for connecting the chamber-outlet to the device-output which discharge-line includes back-pressure means adapted to maintain a discharge-pressure at the chamber-outlet upstream of the back-pressure means at an excess-pressure above the output-pressure, and to reduce the pressure of the liquid from the discharge-pressure to the output-pressure downstream of the back-pressure means. The pump in the feed-line is a first stage of a multiple-stage gear pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: C.C. Jensen A/S
    Inventors: Carl Aage Jensen, Henning Buch