Patents Examined by Essama Omgba
  • Patent number: 10808702
    Abstract: A method for regulating the temperature at an outlet channel of a compressor or a vacuum element, including providing a pressure regulating valve on a influence channel, the influence channel being in direct fluid communication with the compressor or vacuum element, the valve regulating the pressure within the compressor or vacuum element by adjusting the volume of fluid flowing between a process channel and the compressor or vacuum element relative to the difference between the pressure value within the compressor or vacuum element and a set pressure value, and includes starting the compressor or vacuum element and starting a pre-purge cycle by connecting the inlet channel to a supply of a purge gas for a preselected time interval; connecting the influence channel to a process channel; and disconnecting the inlet channel from the process channel, for maintaining a set temperature within the vacuum element for a selected time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventor: Joeri Coeckelbergs
  • Patent number: 10808576
    Abstract: Methods of replacing flex seals in exhaust frames of turbine systems are disclosed. The method may include removing a section of an outer casing of an exhaust frame to form an opening within the outer casing. The section may be formed within a flow path of the exhaust frame. The method may also include removing the flex seal from the exhaust frame via the opening formed within the outer casing, inserting a distinct flex seal within the exhaust frame via the opening formed within the outer casing, and covering the opening formed within the outer casing of the exhaust frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Edward Huth, Thomas Alan Mogle, II
  • Patent number: 10788040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of operating an electric motor-driven centrifugal pump (3) in a hydraulic system (4) having at least one self-controlled load, where a gradient (dQakt/dt) of the volumetric flow rate (Qakt) of the centrifugal pump (3) is determined and the current set-point delivery head (Hsoll) of the centrifugal pump (3) is calculated from a mathematical operation on the gradient (dQakt/dt) weighted with a gain factor (K) and the last specified set-point delivery head (Hsoll,alt). The operation describes a positive feedback between the set-point delivery head (Hsoll) and the volumetric flow rate (Qakt). The gain factor (K) is determined from a calculation instruction that is modified dynamically during operation of the centrifugal pump (3) taking into consideration the current operating point of the centrifugal pump (3) and taking into consideration a current and/or at least one past state of the hydraulic system (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: WILO SE
    Inventors: Jens Oppermann, Ana Constantin
  • Patent number: 10788026
    Abstract: A cryogenic pump includes a pressurization assembly configured to be submerged in a cryogenic liquid; a hydraulic actuation assembly; and a transmission assembly in communication between the pressurization assembly and the hydraulic actuation assembly. The transmission assembly including a conduit having a first end adjacent the hydraulic actuation assembly and a second end adjacent the pressurization assembly. The conduit is configured to contain a material having a first state at the first end and a different second state at the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Dana R Coldren, David T Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10774827
    Abstract: A method for actuating a semi-commanded valve that acts in synchronism with the compression cycles of an alternative compressor, and a system for actuating a multi-suction alternative compressor semi-commanded valve. The method for actuating the semi-controlled valve may involve detecting at least one compression peak in the course of at least one mechanical cycle of the alternative compressor and switching the functional status of at least an alternative compressor semi-commanded valve based on detecting at least one compression peak in the course of at least one mechanical cycle of the alternative compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Embraco Industria DE Compressores E Solucoes EM Refrigeracao LTDA.
    Inventors: Dietmar Erich Bernhard Lilie, Roberto Andrich
  • Patent number: 10767644
    Abstract: A piston fuel pump for an internal combustion engine includes a pump cylinder and a pump piston slidably accommodated in the pump cylinder. The piston fuel pump has a supporting and sealing assembly for the pump piston. The supporting and sealing assembly includes a guiding region configured to axially guide the pump piston in the pump cylinder and a sealing region having a sealing lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Siamend Flo, Markus Hilligardt, Heiko Jahn, Franz Elischer, Cornelia Giessler, Bernd Koch
  • Patent number: 10767651
    Abstract: In the two-cylinder hermetic compressor, a first compression mechanism unit includes a first cylinder and a first piston, and a second compression mechanism unit includes a second cylinder and a second piston. A main bearing is disposed on one surface of the first cylinder, and an intermediate plate is disposed on another surface of the first cylinder. The intermediate plate is disposed on one surface of the second cylinder, and an auxiliary bearing is disposed on another surface of the second cylinder. A shaft is constituted by a main shaft portion which has a rotor attached thereto and is supported by the main bearing, a first eccentric portion having a first piston attached thereto, a second eccentric portion having a second piston attached thereto, and an auxiliary shaft portion supported by the auxiliary bearing. The diameter of the auxiliary shaft portion is set larger than the diameter of the main shaft portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiho Furuya, Hideyuki Horihata, Hiraku Shiizaki
  • Patent number: 10767650
    Abstract: A drive device of a compressor, including an inverter circuit formed of a plurality of switching elements, a drive unit that switches the switching elements, a determination unit that, when the compression mechanism restarts, determines whether a pressure difference of the compression mechanism is equal to or above a predetermined value, a restart unit that sets a number of times that the switching elements are switched per unit time during an initial predetermined period when the compression mechanism begins to restart and controls the drive unit, where the restart unit sets the number of times that the switching elements are switched per unit time to be lower when the determination unit determines that the pressure difference is equal to or above the threshold as compared to when the determination unit determines that the pressure difference is less than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10760558
    Abstract: A multistage compressor is disclosed that may include a wobbling member operationally coupled with an external power source. The external power source may drive a nutating motion of the wobbling member. The multistage compressor may further include a plurality of flexible chambers connected to the wobbling member, each flexible chamber including a respective intake passage and a respective discharge passage. The wobbling member may sequentially press down and pull up the plurality of flexible chambers. The multistage compressor may further include a one-way valve in each respective intake passage and gas may be drawn into each flexible chamber through the respective one-way valve of each flexible chamber as the wobbling member pulls up each flexible chamber. The gas may then be compressed to a higher pressure as the wobbling member presses down each flexible chamber and compressed gas may be discharged through the respective discharge passage of each flexible chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Abdolreza Fallah, Shapour Faridi
  • Patent number: 10753239
    Abstract: The hydraulic piston (1) constitutes a hydraulic chamber (5) with a cylinder (4) and has a cylindrical body (6) connected—from the side of the chamber (5)—by a link-stop valve (3) to a cooling and lubricating gasket valve (2) which is passed right through by a flow calibration opening (27), the valve (2) being able to move in longitudinal translation over a short stroke with respect to the body (6) or to be held at a distance from the body (6) by the valve link-stop (3), a valve return spring (30) tending to move the valve (2) away from the cylindrical body (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Vianney Rabhi
  • Patent number: 10746198
    Abstract: A jet pump, a jet pump data tool system, and method of use thereof. The jet pump includes a body having an intake, a first aperture, and a second aperture between the first aperture and the intake. A carrier is seated in the body and receivable in the first aperture. The carrier includes a venturi for drawing wellbore fluid from the intake into the venturi. A housing for a data tool extends from the carrier. The housing is in fluid communication with the intake for allowing wellbore fluid to be exposed to the data tool. The carrier is seatable in the body by flowing power fluid and the carrier into the first aperture. The carrier is retrievable from the body by flowing power fluid into the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Kelvin Falk, Clint Mason
  • Patent number: 10690138
    Abstract: A motor control device which controls a motor for driving a blower unit, comprises: a target motor output calculating section which calculates a target motor output which causes an air flow of air supplied from the blower unit to coincide with a target air flow; and an operation command generating section which obtains the motor output of the motor, and generates a command for controlling a physical amount of the motor such that the motor output coincides with the target motor output based on a result of comparison between the motor output and the target motor output; and the target motor output calculating section is configured to calculate the target motor output as a product of a polynomial of variables derived by dividing the target air flow by the motor speed, and a cube of the motor speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., LTD
    Inventors: Ryuta Sasaki, Yasuyuki Yokouchi, Yasushi Kato
  • Patent number: 10677058
    Abstract: The invention provides a fluid working machine comprising: a crankshaft (2) which is rotatable about an axis of rotation (3); adjacent first and second groups (5, 6, 8, 10) of valve cylinder devices (13) spaced from each other about the axis of rotation (3), one or each of the first and second groups (5, 6, 8, 10) of valve cylinder devices having first, second and third valve cylinder devices (13) arranged about and extending outwards with respect to the crankshaft (2), the first and third valve cylinder devices being axially offset from each other, the second valve cylinder device being axially offset from the first and third valve cylinder devices and the second valve cylinder device being offset from the first and third valve cylinder devices about the axis of rotation, wherein the second valve cylinder device has an axial extent which overlaps with the axial extent of one, or the axial extents of both, of the first and third valve cylinder devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Danfoss Power Solutions GMBH & Co. OHG, Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexis Dole, Uwe Bernhard Pascal Stein, Stephen Michael Laird
  • Patent number: 10677235
    Abstract: This compression device is provided with a reciprocating compressor which compresses a gas, and a heat exchanger which cools gas compressed by the compressor. The heat exchanger is provided with a cooling unit for cooling the gas and with a connection unit which abuts against the outside surface of the compressor and has a gas inlet passage to allow gas discharged from the compression chamber of the compressor to flow into the cooling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Nagura, Hitoshi Takagi, Takuro Uba, Toshio Hirai
  • Patent number: 10612535
    Abstract: A hand pump includes a receptacle extended upwardly from a base, a piston slidably engaged in the receptacle for generating a pressurized air, a check valve engaged between the receptacle and a tubular member for limiting the flow of the pressurized air, a control valve device includes a barrel connected to the tubular member and connected to a pressure gauge which displays a pressure in the barrel, the barrel includes an outlet port coupled to a hose, an air storage tank includes a mouth connected to the barrel for allowing the pressurized air to flow between the barrel and the air storage tank, and a valve member is engaged in the barrel and includes a pathway for either aligning with or offsetting from the outlet port of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Beto Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 10605242
    Abstract: A device for the supply of lubricant with a lubricant pump (101), which has a driveshaft (103), and a motor (107). The motor (107) is designed to drive the driveshaft (103). At least one clutch (109, 111, 113) serves to establish and/or interrupt a force flow between a shaft in the force flow of a transmission and the driveshaft (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Markus Krapf, Ulrich Bohner
  • Patent number: 10605079
    Abstract: The invention provides a fluid working machine comprising: a crankshaft (2) which is rotatable about an axis of rotation (3); adjacent first and second groups (5, 6, 8, 10) of valve cylinder devices (13) spaced from each other about the axis of rotation (3), one or each of the first and second groups (5, 6, 8, 10) of valve cylinder devices having first, second and third valve cylinder devices (13) arranged about and extending outwards with respect to the crankshaft (2), the first and third valve cylinder devices being axially offset from each other, the second valve cylinder device being axially offset from the first and third valve cylinder devices and the second valve cylinder device being offset from the first and third valve cylinder devices about the axis of rotation, wherein the second valve cylinder device has an axial extent which overlaps with the axial extent of one, or the axial extents of both, of the first and third valve cylinder devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: Danfoss Power Solutions GMBH & Co. OHG, Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexis Dole, Uwe Bernhard Pascal Stein, Stephen Michael Laird
  • Patent number: 10570769
    Abstract: A machine having a shaft with a stage having a first shaft section having a first diameter, a second shaft section having a second diameter that is shorter than the first, forming a radially extending rotatable shaft end surface; a housing; and a bearing supporting the shaft on the housing by its second shaft section, and lubricated by a lubrication fluid. A sealing chamber has a sealing fluid that prevents the lubrication from leaving the bearing, and is axially limited by the shaft end surface and bearing end side, and radially inwardly limited by the second shaft section released from the bearing. A radially extending and stationary separator plate is in the sealing chamber to achieve an aerodynamic shielding of the bearing end side from the shaft end surface. When the shaft is rotating, the region between the separator plate and the bearing end side is substantially non-rotational.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Krützfeldt, Oliver Schneider
  • Patent number: 10563643
    Abstract: A hand pump includes a receptacle extended upwardly from a base, a piston slidably engaged in the receptacle for generating a pressurized air, a check valve engaged between the receptacle and a tubular member for limiting the flow of the pressurized air, a cover attached to the receptacle and having an arm, a manifold having an inlet port connected to the tubular member for receiving the pressurized air from the tubular member, the manifold includes a stud engaged through the hole of the arm, a pressure gauge is connected to the manifold for displaying a pressure in the manifold, and a hose is coupled to the stud of the manifold for receiving the pressurized air from the manifold, and a nozzle is attached to the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Beto Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 10550676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining proper phase rotation in a linear motor where the phase rotations associated with power and return strokes are initially unknown. Power having an initial phase rotation is provided to a linear motor until the motor's mover reaches the end of the stroke, and then power to the motor is discontinued. While power is discontinued, the mover is monitored to detect its movement. if the mover moves without power, the mover was at the top of the stroke, so the initial phase rotation is associated with an upward stroke of the mover, and a second phase rotation which is opposite the initial phase rotation is associated with a downward stroke of the mover. Otherwise, the initial phase rotation is associated with the downward stroke of the mover and the second, opposite phase rotation is associated with the upward stroke of the mover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Renato L. Pichilingue