Patents Examined by Deming Wan
  • Patent number: 11002274
    Abstract: Provided is a scroll fluid machine which can appropriately set a tip clearance between a tooth base and a tooth crest having an inclined portion and can achieve desired performance. An inclined portion in which a distance between opposing surfaces of an end plate of a fixed scroll and an end plate of an orbiting scroll facing each other gradually decreases from an outer peripheral side toward an inner peripheral side is provided. A tip clearance between a tooth crest of a wall of the orbiting scroll and a tooth base of the end plate of the fixed scroll facing the tooth crest at normal temperature is greater on the inner peripheral side than on the outer peripheral side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Sato, Yoshiyuki Kimata, Takahide Ito
  • Patent number: 11002278
    Abstract: A pump mechanism for a horizontal compressor comprises: a partition plate disposed in a housing of the horizontal compressor to separate an oil compartment from a motor compartment provided with a motor; and a pump assembly including a first pump and a second pump located in the oil compartment. The first pump sucks oil from the motor compartment to the oil compartment. The second pump delivers the oil from the oil compartment to a lubrication channel inside a rotary shaft. The partition plate is made from a flat plate, and includes: a plate main body extending in a vertical direction; and a flange portion extending from the peripheral edge of the plate main body in an axial direction and secured to the housing. A horizontal compressor including the pump mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonghua Cui, Xiaogeng Su
  • Patent number: 11002275
    Abstract: A compressor may include a non-orbiting scroll, an orbiting scroll, a driveshaft and an Oldham coupling. The orbiting scroll meshingly engages the non-orbiting scroll. The driveshaft includes a crankpin engaging the orbiting scroll and driving the orbiting scroll in an orbital path relative to the non-orbiting scroll. The Oldham coupling may include an annular body and a plurality of first keys extending from the annular body and slidably received in slots formed in the orbiting scroll. Each of the first keys may include a first post and a first cap attached to the first post. The first posts may be integrally formed with the annular body from a first material. The first caps may be formed from a second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul L. Fullenkamp, Roxana E. L. Ruxanda, Eric A. Maurer, Jesús Ángel Nohales Herraiz, Francis Beckers, Vincent Cloosen, Laurent Grignard
  • Patent number: 10995755
    Abstract: The present invention provides a co-rotating scroll compressor that can inhibit leakage of lubricant supplied to a synchronous drive mechanism. A co-rotating scroll compressor includes a drive-side plate 20 placed between a driving scroll member 70 and a motor 5 at a predetermined distance from the driving scroll member 70 in a direction of a drive-side rotation axis CL1. The drive-side plate 20 includes a shaft portion 20b fixed to a driving shaft 6 of the motor 5 and a fixing portion 20a fixed to an outer periphery of the driving scroll member 70, and a synchronous drive mechanism made up of a needle bearing 32a and a pin 32b is placed between the drive-side plate 20 and driving scroll member 70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma Yamashita, Takahide Ito, Keita Kitaguchi, Makoto Takeuchi, Hirohumi Hirata
  • Patent number: 10995974
    Abstract: A compressor may include a shell assembly, a compression mechanism and a conduit. The shell assembly may include a fitting through which fluid is received from outside of the compressor. The compression mechanism may be disposed within a chamber defined by the shell assembly. The conduit may extend through the chamber between the fitting and a suction inlet of the compression mechanism and transmit at least a portion of the fluid from the fitting to the suction inlet. The conduit may include an inlet that may be spaced apart from the fitting and an outlet that may engage the compression mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Piscopo, Brian L. Reid
  • Patent number: 10989190
    Abstract: An external gear pump, having a driving first pump gear and a second pump gear driven by the first pump gear, which intermesh to convey a fluid from a suction side to a pressure side of the external gear pump. The first pump gear and the second pump gear each have a plurality of teeth, each having a leading tooth flank leading in the rotation direction of the corresponding pump gear and a trailing tooth flank. The leading tooth flank of the first pump gear interacts with the trailing tooth flank of the second pump gear to drive the second pump gear via the first pump gear. The trailing tooth flanks of the first pump gear extend concavely to form a fluid pocket at at least one axial position in the radial direction at least in sections in each case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Simon Ochsenkühn
  • Patent number: 10989194
    Abstract: A compressor pump structure comprises a rotating shaft, a piston, a cylinder, a cylinder sleeve, a lower flange and an upper flange, the central axis of the rotating shaft being arranged eccentrically with respect to the central axis of the cylinder, the rotating shaft being slidably arranged in the piston, the piston being movably arranged in the cylinder and forming two volume-variable chambers with the cylinder, the piston comprising two first sliding planes arranged opposite one another and two first contacting planes arranged opposite one another, the first contacting plane on the upper side being in sealing contact with the upper flange, and the first contacting plane on the lower side being in sealing contact with the lower flange. Also disclosed is a compressor with the compressor pump structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GREE GREEN REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER CO., LTD. OF ZHUHAI
    Inventors: Hui Huang, Zhongcheng Du, Jia Xu, Sen Yang, Liping Ren, Lingchao Kong, Shebing Liang, Jinquan Zhang, Rongting Zhang
  • Patent number: 10982675
    Abstract: A rotary compressor may include a rotational shaft coupled to a drive motor and having a central passage, an eccentric portion provided eccentrically from the rotational shaft, a cylinder through which the rotational shaft passes, the cylinder forming a compression chamber in which refrigerant is accommodated, a roller an inner circumferential surface of which is in close contact with an outer circumferential surface of the eccentric portion, the roller rolling and compressing a refrigerant, a vane inserted into the cylinder, the vane protruding from an inner circumferential surface of the cylinder when backpressure is applied to the vane to be in contact with an outer circumferential surface of the roller, and partitioning the compression chamber into a plurality of chambers; a plurality of oil supply grooves on an outer circumferential surface of the eccentric portion; and an oil supply passage that communicates the central passage with the oil supply grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joonhong Park, Bumdong Sa
  • Patent number: 10982674
    Abstract: A scroll compressor may include an orbiting scroll; a non-orbiting scroll engaged with the orbiting scroll to form a pair of compression chambers between the orbiting scroll and the non-orbiting scroll; a back pressure chamber assembly coupled to the non-orbiting scroll to form a back pressure chamber to support the non-orbiting scroll toward the orbiting scroll; a first back pressure passage that connects a first intermediate pressure chamber in the compression chamber and the back pressure chamber; a second back pressure passage that connects a second intermediate pressure chamber having a higher pressure than the first intermediate pressure chamber and the back pressure chamber; and a back pressure control valve configured to selectively open and close the first back pressure passage and the second back pressure passage according to an operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Minjae Kim
  • Patent number: 10975869
    Abstract: A positive displacement device that converts energy, namely positive displacement compressors that rotate in a single rotational direction to displace working fluid contained in operating chambers. The device described herein is particularity advantageous for the ability to achieve high compression ratios in combination with high discharge pressure and high volumetric throughput in a single stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Exponential Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alejandro Juan, Michael Sereda-Mohr, Erik Farrell
  • Patent number: 10975866
    Abstract: Provided is a scroll fluid machine capable of effectively achieving performance of a tip seal installed in a tooth crest of a wall including an inclined portion. The inclined portion in which a distance between opposing surfaces of end plates facing each other gradually decreases from an outer peripheral side toward an inner peripheral side is provided. A tip seal (7) configured to make contact with a tooth base facing the tip seal (7) to perform sealing against fluid is provided in tip seal groove (3d) formed in a tooth crest of a wall (3b) corresponding to the inclined portion. In a stop state where a scroll (3) does not perform compression of fluid, an inclination height (Ls?) of the tip seal (7) is smaller than an inclination height (Ls) of the wall (3b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Sato, Yoshiyuki Kimata, Yohei Hotta
  • Patent number: 10975865
    Abstract: A scroll compressor and methods of assembling the scroll compressor are disclosed. The scroll compressor includes a frame aligned about a longitudinal axis of the scroll compressor, the frame including a plurality of extensions extending radially from the longitudinal axis, the plurality of extensions including axially extending frame interlock mechanisms. A fixed scroll support is aligned about the longitudinal axis, the fixed scroll support including a plurality of extensions extending radially from the longitudinal axis, the plurality of extensions including axially extending fixed scroll support interlock mechanisms configured to engage the frame interlock mechanisms upon radial rotation. A fixed scroll wrap is integral with or attached to the fixed scroll support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Crum, Joseph E. Ziolkowski, Jr., Eric S. Mlsna
  • Patent number: 10968913
    Abstract: Refrigerant compressor installation comprising at least three compressors which are arranged in parallel between an intake conduit and a pressure conduit and which each comprise a lubricant sump unit, wherein the compressors, when in operation, work in such a way that the respective pressures in the respective lubricant sump units of the respective compressors form a pressure cascade according to which the compressors have a successively slightly decreasing pressure in the respective lubricant sump unit in a defined cascade sequence, and wherein the lubricant sump units are connected to each other in a manner corresponding to the cascade sequence by way of a lubricant conduit system for lubricant transport, and wherein each lubricant sump unit comprises a port to which is connected an insert element which on the one hand establishes communication with the lubricant conduit system and on the other hand is configured such that it predetermines, for the respective lubricant sump unit, a lubricant level from whic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BITZER Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Scharer, Thomas Varga
  • Patent number: 10968908
    Abstract: Provided is a scroll fluid machine which is capable of inhibiting contact between tooth tip corners and tooth bottom corners. The present invention is provided with: a wall inclined portion (3b1) of which a facing surface has a distance to an end plate which continuously decreases from the outer circumferential side to the inner circumferential side; and an end plate inclined portion (5a1). Chamfered portions (8a) are provided to tooth tip corners (8) of a tooth tip of a wall (3b) which face tooth bottom corners (9) of bases of mating walls (5b). The chamfered portions (8a) have a shape which avoids contact with step parts (9a) which are formed at the tooth bottom, and which are adjacent to the tooth bottom corners (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Sato, Yoshiyuki Kimata, Masashi Hamano, Takahide Ito
  • Patent number: 10961849
    Abstract: A rotary piston and cylinder device (1) comprising a rotor (2), a stator and a shutter disc (3), the rotor comprising a piston (5) which extends from the rotor into the cylinder space, the rotor and the stator together defining the cylinder space, the shutter disc passing through the cylinder space and forming a partition therein, and the disc comprising a slot (3a) which allows passage of the piston therethrough, the slot provided between two surface portions which receive the piston therethrough,at least one of the surfaces defines a close-running region with the piston to provide a fluid seal, and for at least part of the period during which the piston passes through the slot, the close-running region is offset from a mid-plane which extends through the disc and is co-planar with the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LONTRA LIMITED
    Inventor: Stephen Francis Lindsey
  • Patent number: 10954942
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a casing accommodating a rotary shaft and a driving unit, a first scroll making an orbiting movement by the rotary shaft, a second scroll engaged with the first scroll to form a compression chamber and having a bypass hole bypassing a refrigerant sucked into the compression chamber to an internal space of the casing, and a back-pressure chamber assembly pressing the second scroll toward the first scroll, wherein the back-pressure chamber assembly includes: a back-pressure space, a first valve unit allowing the bypass hole and the internal space of the casing to selectively communicate with each other, and a second valve unit opened and closed to selectively supply the refrigerant of the back-pressure space to the first valve unit to operate the first valve unit, and positioned to be fixed to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sanghun Seong, Byungkil Yoo, Nayoung Jeon
  • Patent number: 10954790
    Abstract: An oil seal member is provided at an outside surface of a member performing whirling motion such as a rotary engine rotor. A sliding face of the oil seal member that slides relatively to a stationary-side member is provided with a step extending circumferentially, and has a relatively high surface formed on one radial side with respect to the step and a relatively low surface on the other radial side. The high surface is provided with pumping grooves to pump oil tending to leak from the high surface side into the low surface side, into the high surface side by sliding relatively to the stationary-side member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tokunaga, Masatoshi Itadani, Akira Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10947977
    Abstract: An anti-locking mechanism of a spherical compressor rotor, an anti-locking power mechanism of a spherical compressor, and a spherical compressor. A pin boss is fixedly arranged on a turntable shaft, and guide pins are movably connected with a guide sleeve. A concave slideway is arranged in a cylinder block spherical surface or a cylinder lower spherical surface, and is distributed along a sliding track of the guide sleeve on the corresponding cylinder block spherical surface or cylinder lower spherical surface in a rotation process of a turntable. A main shaft rotates and drives the turntable. When the turntable rotates to a position at which a turntable axis and a piston axis are superposed, the turntable can continue to rotate around the turntable axis by means of torque obtained by the guide pin from the concave slideway, and thus a problem of a dead point of movement of a spherical compressor rotor is solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Zhongke Zheng'an Science & Technology Partnership Enterprise (limited partnership)
    Inventor: Luyi Wang
  • Patent number: 10935026
    Abstract: A seal tube assembly of a pump system is provided. The seal tube assembly includes a single seal tube having a first axial end sealably coupled to a first vane pump and a second axial end sealably coupled to a second vane pump. The single seal tube includes transverse contact surfaces at the first axial end and transverse contact surfaces at the second axial end. The single seal tube is formed to define a first seal tube cavity at the first axial end and a second seal tube cavity at the second axial end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Luke Cavil
  • Patent number: 10928108
    Abstract: A compressor may include a shell assembly, a compression mechanism and a conduit. The shell assembly may include a fitting through which fluid is received from outside of the compressor. The compression mechanism may be disposed within a chamber defined by the shell assembly. The conduit may extend through the chamber between the fitting and a suction inlet of the compression mechanism and transmit at least a portion of the fluid from the fitting to the suction inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Thomas Piscopo