Patents Examined by Charles G. Freay
  • Patent number: 11920612
    Abstract: A attachment structure enabling more efficient work in performing maintenance of a fan of a fan unit and a more stable electrical connection between a main body of an electrical equipment and a fan unit. A attachment structure configured to detachably attach a fan unit including a fan and a casing housing the fan to/from a main body of an electrical equipment includes a guide mechanism configured to guide a slide motion of sliding the casing in one direction relative to the main body to dispose the casing at a mounting position, and a retaining mechanism configured to restrict movement of the casing relative to the main body in a direction opposite the one direction when the casing is disposed at the mounting position by the slide motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Shingo Odauchi
  • Patent number: 11913448
    Abstract: A high-power turbine fracturing system may include a lubrication system, which may include a first lubrication unit configured to lubricate a plunger pump. The first lubrication unit may further include a high-pressure lubrication unit. The high-pressure lubrication unit may include a high-pressure motor, a high-pressure pump, and a high-pressure oil line. The high-pressure motor may be configured to drive the high-pressure pump, which may be configured to pump high-pressure lubricating oil into the high-pressure oil line. The high-pressure oil line may be configured to lubricate at least one of connecting rod bearing bushes or crosshead bearing bushes in the plunger pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: American Jereh International Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaolei Ji, Rikui Zhang, Peng Zhang, Chunqiang Lan, Zhuqing Mao, Jianwei Wang, Mingchao Mao
  • Patent number: 11913438
    Abstract: An air inflation device includes an inflation unit defining an interior space, a handgrip unit connected to the inflation unit, and a pressure measuring mechanism disposed in the handgrip unit and including a first tubular member defining a receiving space, and a second tubular member defining a flow guide channel that has an air inlet communicating with the interior space, and an air guide hole communicating with the receiving space. A measuring unit is disposed in the receiving space and has a free end pushed to move relative to the first tubular member by air entering the receiving space from the flow guide channel. An indicating unit indicates a position of the free end in the first tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: BETO ENGINEERING AND MARKETING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lopin Wang
  • Patent number: 11913444
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for determining the flow rate and fluid density in an electrical submersible pump (ESP) and controlling the ESP based on the flow rate and density. In one implementation, an ESP system includes an ESP, drive circuitry, a current sensor, a voltage sensor, and a processor. The ESP includes an electric motor. The drive circuitry is electrically coupled to the ESP and is configured to provide an electrical signal to power the ESP. The current sensor is configured to measure a current of the electrical signal. The voltage sensor is configured to measure a voltage of the electrical signal. The processor is configured to calculate speed of a shaft of the electric motor based on a frequency induced by rotation of the motor detected in the current. The processor is also configured to calculate a density of fluid in the ESP based on the speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Sensia LLC
    Inventors: Albert Hoefel, Gocha Chochua, Yves-Marie Clet Robert Subervie, Jonathan Wun Shiung Chong
  • Patent number: 11905960
    Abstract: A fan motor includes a motor including a stationary portion and a rotating portion arranged to rotate about a rotation axis extending in a vertical direction; an impeller including a plurality of blades, and arranged to rotate together with the rotating portion; a housing arranged to house the motor and the impeller therein; and a plurality of lead wires each of which is connected to the motor and is arranged to extend radially outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guiling Zhang, Hidenobu Takeshita
  • Patent number: 11891990
    Abstract: A dynamic compressor control is provided. The dynamic compressor control includes sensors to sense operating parameters of a compressor and a compressor analytic software package. The compressor analytic software package uses the sensed operating parameters of the compressor to generate key performance indicators. The key performance indicators are used to calculate process variables for the compressor. The dynamic compressor control uses the sensed operating parameters and the process variables calculated from the key performance indicators to provide operating alarms and/or shutdowns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Detechtion USA Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Cowan
  • Patent number: 11891997
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a two-dimensional motor piston pump, including a two-dimensional motor and a two-dimensional piston pump. The two-dimensional motor and the two-dimensional piston pump are nested with each other and arranged coaxially. The two-dimensional motor includes a stator and an outer rotor, and the outer rotor is coaxial with the stator and is sleeved outside the stator. The two-dimensional piston pump includes: a flow distribution mechanism including a flow distribution rotor and a pump body, a piston mechanism including a left cam and a right cam; a roller assembly including a roller and a roller shaft, and a pump housing, a left end cover, and a right end cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignees: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, HANGZHOU CITY UNIVERSITY, WENZHOU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Qiang Zuo, Longlong Leng, Qilin Jin, Yan Ren, Zhuhua Deng, Wei Shao, Quankun Li, Pengfei Wang, Zheng Wang, Liying Lou, Yanwei Zhao
  • Patent number: 11891993
    Abstract: A first fracturing pump is selectively engaged or disengaged a from an electric prime mover based on operation of a first lever by a user. The first lever, the electric prime mover, and the first fracturing pump are mounted on a mobile transport. A second fracturing pump is selectively engaged or disengaged a from the electric prime mover based on operation of a second lever by the user. The second lever is also mounted on the mobile transport. The electric prime mover is operable to drive one of the first and second fracturing pumps that is engaged with the electric prime mover while not driving the other of the first and second fracturing pumps that is disengaged from the electric prime mover by operation of a corresponding one of the first and second levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TYPHON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS (U.S.), LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey G. Morris, Neal Jensen, Adrian Benjamin Bodishbaugh
  • Patent number: 11891989
    Abstract: A diaphragm pump assembly can include a pump drive chamber, a first pump diaphragm chamber, and a second pump diaphragm chamber. The assembly can include a pump motor configured to rotate a motor shaft extending into the pump drive chamber. The assembly can include a cam connected to the motor shaft and configured to rotate in response to rotation of the motor shaft. The assembly can include a drive yoke having a yoke frame and a yoke pocket having a first wall and a second wall parallel and opposite the first wall. First and second pistons can connect to the drive yoke and to first and second diaphragms, respectively. The diameter of the cam can be less than and within 5% the width of yoke pocket and the yoke can be configured to move the pistons along a straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Blue-White Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert E. Gledhill, III, John Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11885324
    Abstract: Systems and methods of controlling the performance of client nodes served by an electric power utility are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a method performed by a first network node that is operable to control via a client node an electric motor configured to operate a pump jack comprises sending, to the client node, an indication to change an amount of electric power consumed by the motor to operate the pump jack based on at least one of a value of a first parameter associated with operation of the motor and a value of a second parameter associated with operation of the pump jack so as to reduce an average amount of electric power consumed during a certain time period by the motor in operating the pump jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: POWER IT PERFECT, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Milton Roney, IV, Corey Smith, Drew Thacker
  • Patent number: 11885325
    Abstract: A reciprocating compressor includes a piston slidably mounted within a compression chamber and defining a suction port. A valve selectively permits a flow of gas through the suction port and includes a sealing portion positioned over the suction port, an attachment portion mechanically coupled to a compression face of the piston, a support portion that extends away from the attachment portion along the radial direction such that the attachment portion is positioned between the sealing portion and the support portion, wherein the support portion defines a flattened end opposite the sealing portion along the radial direction such that the valve has a non-circular shape, and a connecting portion that mechanically couples the support portion to the sealing portion and permits the sealing portion to move between an open position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory William Hahn
  • Patent number: 11879469
    Abstract: A flush-mounted fan system for an industrial ventilation system includes a fan device equipped with a blade group and an electric motor group. The electric motor group includes a drive shaft on which the blade group is mounted, an electric motor operatively connected to the drive shaft, and an electronic command device of the electric motor. The flush-mounted fan system also includes a flush-mounted frame housing the fan device including a flush-mounted box and a bracket group for supporting the fan device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: I.M.E. Industria Motori Elettrici S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giambattista Losio
  • Patent number: 11873819
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an impeller for an electric water pump capable of preventing a cavitation from occurring in the impeller according to the related art and improving a flow restriction in the impeller by changing an internal structure of the impeller in consideration of a flow of a coolant introduced into the impeller. The impeller for an electric water pump, includes: an inlet member formed in a pipe shape extending to allow a fluid to be introduced; an upper member connected to one end of the inlet member, extending to one side, and having an inner diameter increasing toward the one side; an extension member outwardly extending from one end of the upper member; and a lower impeller member coupled to an upper impeller member formed by the inlet member, the upper member, and the extension member to form a discharge space from which the fluid is discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: COAVIS
    Inventors: Wan Sung Pae, Byeung Jin Kim, Joon Seup Kim
  • Patent number: 11873803
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a continuous high-power turbine fracturing equipment, including a turbine engine, a reduction gearbox, a drive shaft and a plunger pump, the turbine engine is arranged in the same straight line with the reduction gearbox, the reduction gearbox is connected to the plunger pump through the drive shaft, the angle of the drive shaft is between 2° and 4°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: American Jereh International Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaolei Ji, Rikui Zhang, Peng Zhang, Chunqiang Lan, Zhuqing Mao, Jianwei Wang, Mingchao Mao
  • Fan
    Patent number: 11867188
    Abstract: A fan includes a fan frame and a driving device. The fan frame includes a base, a frame shell and static blades arranged on the periphery of the base. The driving device includes a stator structure and a rotor structure. The stator structure includes a stator magnetic pole group and a bushing. The rotor structure includes a bearing, a shaft, a rotor shell, a magnetic structure and blades. The shaft is connected with the rotor shell and disposed through the bearing. The stator magnetic pole group magnetically drives the magnetic structure to rotate the rotor shell. The blades are arranged on the periphery of the rotor shell. Two ends of the frame shell are configured with two turning portions, respectively. The two turning portions are disposed between parts of the frame shell with different curvatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Shun-Chen Chang, Chao-Fu Yang
  • Patent number: 11867191
    Abstract: An anti-rotation device configured to prevent a plurality of blades of the industrial fan from rotating. The anti-rotation device includes a movable member and a non-movable member, wherein the movable member is slidable relative to the blades between two positions, an unlocked position that substantially permits the plurality of blades to rotate and a locked position that substantially prevents the plurality of blades from rotating. The movable member is movable in a direction substantially perpendicular to a direction of rotation of the blades. In one embodiment, the anti-rotation device includes a substantially L-shaped lever having a long side and a short side, a pulley operatively connected to the L-shaped lever at a point where the long side and the short side meet, and a substantially flat plate attached to one end of the short side of the L-shaped lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Abdulrahman Abdulaziz AlGwaiz
  • Patent number: 11864713
    Abstract: A fan motor includes: a motor body; a rotary shaft assembly having a rotor and a bearing mounted on a rotary shaft; a stator that surrounds the rotor; an impeller connected to the rotary shaft; and a bracket including a bearing housing portion for receiving the bearing. The bearing housing portion defines a bearing heat dissipating flow path that allows air to be discharged to an outside of the bearing housing portion after passing between the outer surface of the bearing and the bearing housing portion. Air blown from the impeller can absorb heat of the bearing by contacting an outer surface of the bearing while passing through the bearing heat dissipating flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Younggyu Jung, Seungjo Baek, Seongho Cho
  • Patent number: 11867165
    Abstract: A drive system for a pump includes a housing, first and second fluid displacement members, and a reciprocating member configured to mechanically displace the first and second fluid displacement members through respective suction strokes. The housing and fluid displacement members define an internal pressure chamber configured to be filled with a working fluid having a charge pressure. The internal pressure chamber is configured such that the working fluid simultaneously exerts the charge pressure on the first and second fluid displacement members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley H. Hines, Brian W. Koehn, Jeffrey A. Earles, Paul W. Scheierl, Adam K. Collins
  • Patent number: 11867164
    Abstract: A compressor includes a compression mechanism, a motor, a drive shaft, and a motor cooler. The compressor is configured to compress a working fluid. The motor dives the compression mechanism and is housed within a motor housing. The drive shaft is engaged with the motor and the compression mechanism and is configured to drive operation of the compression mechanism. The motor cooler is disposed adjacent the motor and is configured to pump a cooling working fluid around the motor. The motor cooler includes a pump that pumps the cooling working fluid into the motor housing based on a rotational speed of the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Copeland LP
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee Berning, Robert C. Stover
  • Patent number: 11859482
    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: March 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon, Joseph Foster, Nicholas Tew