Patents Examined by Deming Wan
  • Patent number: 11834982
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for an electric turbocharger. In one example, the electric turbocharger includes an electric motor circumferentially surrounding a shaft, a turbine coupled to a first end of the shaft, and a compressor coupled to a second end of the shaft, opposite of the first end. The compressor may include a volute with a curved portion protruding towards the turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Homison, Louis Kobielski
  • Patent number: 11828288
    Abstract: A pendulum pump includes a housing, a cover positioned on the housing and forming a cavity therebetween, an inner rotor and an outer rotor positioned within the cavity, wherein the inner rotor is connected via a plurality of pendulums to the outer rotor, and the pendulums are mounted to the outer rotor in an articulated manner such that a rotational eccentricity can be imparted between the inner rotor and the outer rotor to control a flow rate of the pendulum pump, and a protective plate positioned within the cavity and against a surface of one of the housing and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Liviu Marinica, Mihajlo Soc, Steven Fletcher, Adam Rossetto
  • Patent number: 11814962
    Abstract: An engine comprises a housing and a combustion assembly carried by the housing. The combustion assembly comprises an annular bore defined by the housing, at least one combustion piston disposed within the annular bore, and a sealing mechanism configured to selectively seal the at least one combustion piston relative to at least one corresponding wall of the annular bore. The engine comprises at least one rotary valve configured to move between a first position within the annular bore to allow the at least one combustion piston to travel within the annular bore from a first location proximate to the at least one valve to a second location distal to the at least one rotary valve and a second position within the annular bore to define a combustion chamber relative to the at least one combustion piston at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Walter T. Bonin
  • Patent number: 11815093
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a motor portion fixed in an inner space of a casing, a compression portion fixed to the inner space of the casing at one side of the motor portion in an axial direction, a rotation shaft to transmit a driving force from the motor portion to the compression portion, and a flow path guide provided in a discharge space between the motor portion and the compression portion and provided with a guide outlet communicating with the discharge space and opened in a direction toward the rotation shaft. Therefore, most of refrigerant discharged to the discharge space through the flow path guide is moved toward an air gap to enhance an oil separation effect, and thus a normal operation point of the air conditioner can be accelerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeha Lee, Yongkyu Choi, Minho Lee
  • Patent number: 11795947
    Abstract: A compressor structure includes a vane rotor and a cylinder eccentrically disposed around the vane rotor. The vane rotor has a vane impeller. The vane impeller is in tangential contact with the cylinder to define an eccentric crescent vane chamber. A vane is radially slidably received in the vane impeller. An outward extending top end of the vane tightly abuts against the inner circumferential wall of the vane chamber, whereby the vane chamber is partitioned into an intake section and a compression exhaustion section. When the vane rotor rotates, the vane is driven to drive the cylinder to complete gas compression operation. When rotating, the vane is simply swung at a fixed position of the cylinder, the friction of the compressor can be lowered. The communication of the gas outlet is regulated so that the compression ratio of the compressed gas exhausted from the compressor can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: CH Creative Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jui-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 11781545
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dual-spindle helical spindle pump with a single-entry design, comprising a pump housing (11) which has a pump portion (12), a bearing portion (13) and a gear portion (14) with a gear chamber, wherein the bearing portion (13) and the pump portion (12) are designed separately from one another, comprising a feed housing part (50) as a component of the pump portion (12) in which two feed screws (17, 18) are provided, said feed screws having flanks (46) and being arranged on shafts (15, 16) in a feed space (51), wherein the shafts (15, 16) are mounted in the bearing portion (13) (external bearing system) and extend into the gear portion (14), and wherein the feed housing part (50) has at least one feed portion (52) with an inner wall (58) which faces the outer face (59) of the feed screws (17, 18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Jung & CO. Geratebau GMBH
    Inventor: Weshen Christov
  • Patent number: 11781546
    Abstract: A scroll compressor may include a block insertion groove recessed by a predetermined depth into a rear surface of a non-orbiting scroll to accommodate a discharge port and at least one bypass hole, and a retainer block having at least one bypass valve to open and close the at least one bypass hole may be fixedly inserted into the block insertion groove. Accordingly, the at least one bypass valve that suppresses or prevents overcompression in a compression chamber is not fastened to a non-orbiting end plate, which may allow the non-orbiting end plate to be formed thin. As the non-orbiting end plate is reduced in thickness, a length of the at least one bypass hole may be reduced, thereby decreasing a dead volume in the at least one bypass hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Changeol Jo, Jeonghun Kim, Nara Han, Kidae Kwon
  • Patent number: 11761438
    Abstract: Disclosed are a fluid pumping device and a horizontal compressor. The fluid pumping device comprises a pump structure in the form of an internal-meshing gear pump and is provided with first and second pump members, a pump housing structure for accommodating the pump structure, and at least two suction paths and/or at least two discharge paths. Suction and compression cavities are defined between the first and second pump members; the at least two suction paths are configured to rotate with the pump structure, and a fluid can be sucked into the suction cavity via the at least two suction paths respectively; and the at least two discharge paths are configured to rotate with the pump structure, and the compressed fluid can be discharged from the fluid pumping device via the discharge paths respectively. The fluid pumping device is assembled in the horizontal compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Copeland Climate Technologies (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Qingfeng Sun, Donghui Yang
  • Patent number: 11761442
    Abstract: A scroll compressor including a casing; an orbiting scroll orbitingly moved inside the casing; a fixed scroll engaged with the orbiting scroll to form a pair of compression chambers; and a main frame supporting the orbiting scroll, wherein the fixed scroll includes a fixed scroll base plate and a fixed scroll wrap protruding from the fixed scroll base plate, wherein the main frame includes a main frame base plate provided on an opposite side of the fixed scroll base plate with respect to the orbiting scroll, and wherein the fixed scroll base plate, the main frame base plate and the casing may form an orbiting space of the orbiting scroll. An orbiting radius of the orbiting scroll is increased inside the casing having a predetermined size, so a refrigerant discharge amount is increased in a state in which the orbiting scroll and the fixed scroll are accommodated inside the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Kyung Jae Lee, Jeong Ki Seo
  • Patent number: 11761444
    Abstract: A vacuum pump cooler for cooling a pumped fluid in a multistage vacuum pump, the vacuum pump cooler comprising: a plate comprising: a first surface; a second surface opposite to the first surface; and a channel through which a cooling fluid can flow; and one or more fins extending from the second surface of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventors: Mark Edward Tomkins, Andrew John Hunt
  • Patent number: 11746780
    Abstract: A rotary pump including: a pump housing including a circumferential wall, which surrounds a delivery chamber, a first end-face wall and a second end-face wall which delineate the delivery chamber at its end-face sides; a rotor, which can be rotated in the delivery chamber, for forming delivery cells; a pressure outlet which emerges on an outer end-face side of the first end-face wall facing away from the delivery chamber; an outlet gasket which is provided on the outer end-face side of the first end-face wall, for sealing off the pressure outlet; and a pressing device for charging the outlet gasket with an axial pressing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Schwäbische Hüttenwerke Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Claus Welte
  • Patent number: 11746788
    Abstract: A vacuum pump includes a pump rotor, a housing configured to house the pump rotor, and a monitoring device attached to the housing and configured to detect vibration of the housing. The housing includes first channels for causing a coolant to flow to a portion opposed to the monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventor: Shuichi Iguchi
  • Patent number: 11746787
    Abstract: A fluid pump with a housing, a fluid duct which is provided in the housing, a temperature sensor which is assigned to the fluid duct in order to detect the temperature of a medium situated therein, and a metal thermally conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: FTE AUTOMOTIVE GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Lehnert, Süleyman Yildirim, Frank Sauerteig, Harry Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 11739751
    Abstract: A scroll compressor may include a casing having a low pressure portion and a high pressure portion, a refrigerant suction pipe that communicates with the low pressure portion and a refrigerant discharge pipe that communicates with the high pressure portion, a drive motor installed inside of the low pressure portion, an orbiting scroll coupled to the drive motor to perform an orbiting motion, a non-orbiting scroll engaged with the orbiting scroll to form a compression chamber, and a refrigerant guide provided on the non-orbiting scroll to guide a refrigerant suctioned into the low pressure portion to be suctioned into the compression chamber, whereby an increase in specific volume of refrigerant suctioned into the compression chamber may be suppressed, and thus, an amount of refrigerant suctioned into the compression chamber may increase, thereby improving efficiency of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Changeol Jo
  • Patent number: 11732711
    Abstract: In an external gear pump, a first bushing of a rotational shaft of a first gear has a second surface facing to a first surface of a pump body. A recess for supplying high-pressure lubricating oil between an inner circumferential surface of the first bushing and an outer circumferential surface of the rotational shaft is opened on the inner circumferential surface within a low pressure range associating with an inlet chamber of fluid. A bushing-side supply passage for supplying the high-pressure lubricating oil to the recess is formed within the first bushing. A bushing-side inlet port of the bushing-side supply passage is opened on the second surface within a high pressure range associating with an outlet chamber of the fluid. A body-side supply passage for supplying the high-pressure lubricating oil to a body-side supply port opened on the first surface is formed within the pump body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanida, Takashi Sato, Kenji Takamiya, Akihiro Shimamura, Naoki Seki
  • Patent number: 11732712
    Abstract: A rotary compressor may include a case, a cylinder, a roller, a vane, a main bearing and a sub bearing, and a discharge passage defined in the main bearing or the sub bearing to discharge refrigerant compressed in a compression space. The discharge passage may include at least one discharge hole formed through the main bearing or the sub bearing, and at least one discharge guide groove having a first end that communicates with the at least one discharge hole and a second end that extends from the at least one discharge hole toward a contact point between the cylinder and the roller and is recessed from one surface of the main bearing or the sub bearing forming the compression space. Accordingly, an amount of refrigerant remaining in the compression space even after a discharge stroke may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Seseok Seol, Jinung Shin, Joonhong Park
  • Patent number: 11725662
    Abstract: A pumping method in a pumping system comprises: a main vacuum pump with a gas inlet port connected to a vacuum chamber and a gas outlet port leading into a conduit before coming out into the gas outlet of the pumping system, a non-return valve positioned in the conduit between the gas outlet port and the gas outlet, and an auxiliary vacuum pump connected in parallel to the non-return valve. The main vacuum pump is activated in order to pump the gases contained in the vacuum chamber through the gas outlet port, simultaneously the auxiliary vacuum pump is activated and continues to operate all the while that the main vacuum pump pumps the gases contained in the vacuum chamber and/or all the while that the main vacuum pump maintains a defined pressure in the vacuum chamber. Also included is a pumping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Ateliers Busch SA
    Inventors: Didier Müller, Jean-Eric Larcher, Théodore Iltchev
  • Patent number: 11713763
    Abstract: A screw compressor includes a hollow casing inside which a reservoir for air and oil is realized and on which, in an upper position, a suction group for air from outside the reservoir having at least an air intake valve and at least an air filter; on one lateral end a flow block provided with an oil/air separation device and an oil filter and at least a valve for extracting compressed air are disposed. The casing is provided with an opening on the opposite side with respect to that on which the flow block is provided. The compressor includes a casing closure flange to which a screw compression unit is fixed that when the flange is placed to close the opening causes the insertion into the reservoir of the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventors: Enrica Argentini, Paolo Tanzini
  • Patent number: 11713762
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes: a shell forming an outer case, a fixed scroll and an orbiting scroll stored in the shell, a frame holding the orbiting scroll, a thrust plate between the orbiting scroll and the frame, and a thrust oil return pipe fixed to the frame. The shell forms an oil reservoir in which lubricating oil is reserved. The orbiting scroll and fixed scroll form a compression chamber. Lubricating oil flows through the thrust oil return pipe to return to the oil reservoir. A hole portion on the thrust plate passes from a first surface portion that slidably contacts the orbiting scroll to a second surface portion facing the frame. The thrust oil return pipe is inserted into the hole portion and fits in the thrust plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Tatsuwaki, Fumihiko Ishizono, Yuji Takamura
  • Patent number: 11708832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to rotary screw positive displacement machines used as a vacuum pump wherein additional intake air is provided allowing cooling to the invention which permits extended operation at extreme vacuum pressure. The rotary screw nature of the vacuum pump allows operation without additional lubrication with the additional intake air ensuring that thermal expansion will not disrupt the tight tolerances of the invention. The invention allows simultaneous operation as a vacuum pump and air compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventors: Khurram Akhtar, Christopher White