Patents Examined by John J. Vrablik
  • Patent number: 6926176
    Abstract: The present invention is generally a flexible tubing to use in such devices as spray bottles, toxic containers, pick up tubes used in medical applications, and in containers in fast food restaurants so that any fluid in the bottom of the container could be immediately and virtually completely removed. The tubing is shaped to conform generally to the bottom of the container, generally in a partial elliptical configuration in a horizontal plane. The tubing or pick up device comprises two parts, normally integrally joined, or fabricated as one piece. More specifically, the upper section of the pick up device is generally vertical, while the lower section is generally in an elliptical configuration. Multiple embodiments exist, including using materials such as rubber, plastic, or metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Sandra Jean Laskey
  • Patent number: 6905319
    Abstract: An improved down hole drilling motor suitable for drilling applications. The down hole drilling motor comprising a stator disposed in the tubular housing. The stator includes an internal cavity having one or more lobes. A rotor operatively positioned in the cavity of the stator is adapted to cooperate with the one or more lobes of the stator. The stator comprising a compound having improved manufacturing and performance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Lillian Guo
  • Patent number: 6896497
    Abstract: An axial compliant means for a scroll machine, wherein a second scroll revolves around a first scroll to form multiple compression chambers including a low pressure chamber, a medium pressure chamber and a high pressure chamber with working fluid pressure in them increasing gradually and radial-inwardly; a piston with multiple guided holes being subject to pressure of the working fluid connecting to one of those compression chambers through a flow passage is pushed-sliding straight by corresponding multiple guiding posts and pushing both of the scrolls to be axially in touch and sealed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Rechi Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Jen Kuo
  • Patent number: 6893239
    Abstract: The invention relates to an internal geared wheel pump without a filler piece, comprising a housing, an internal geared wheel (3) which rotates in the housing and an external geared pinion (2) which is rotationally mounted in the housing and which meshes with the geared wheel. The teeth of the pinion define a suction area and a pressure area in the gearing, by complete engagement with the tooth spaces of the geared wheel and by sealing contact with tooth crowns of the geared wheel in an engagement-free geared wheel area which lies approximately diametrically opposite the tooth space engagement. The toothing of the geared wheel and the pinion is an involute or cycloid toothing, the tooth crowns having a rounded peripheral surface (23, 34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Eckerle Industrie-Elektronik GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhard Pippes
  • Patent number: 6881041
    Abstract: A compressor comprises a sealed chamber to which a suction pipe and a discharge pipe are communicated, a motor unit fixed in the sealed chamber and consisting of a stator and a rotor for generating rotating force by electromagnetic interaction between the stator and rotor, and a compression unit sucking, compressing and discharging compressible fluid according regular volume change and opening/closing of valve caused by rotating force of the motor unit, wherein the compression unit is disposed in the rotor to miniaturize and lighten the compressor, to reduce input energy of the motor unit, and to reduce vibration noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Chang-Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 6881045
    Abstract: A progressive cavity pump or motor, particularly suitable for hydrocarbon recovery operations, includes a rotor 20 and a stator 10. Fluid pressure in cavities between the stator and the rotor create torque which rotates the bit. An interior surface of the stator is rigidly secured to the outer housing of the pump stator and defines an interior profile. A substantially uniform thickness elastomeric layer 62 is supported on the outer housing. The pump rotor has an exterior profile which corresponds with the interior profile of the elastomeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Robbins & Myers Energy Systems, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark D. Zitka, William D. Murray
  • Patent number: 6872065
    Abstract: A gas compressor has a cylinder chamber provided with discharge holes. Openings are in communication with the discharge holes, respectively. Discharge passages having the same length are connected with the openings, respectively. The ends of the discharge passages are connected with a common passage. During operation of the cylinder chamber, discharge valves cause the expelled gas to produce pulsations on the upstream side of the two openings. The pulsations are shifted in phase by a half wavelength. Noise due to the pulsations is reduced, because the pulsations of the expelled gas cancel out each other when the gas flows through the common passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Seiko Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Shimada, Seiichiro Yoda
  • Patent number: 6872063
    Abstract: A scroll type compressor includes a housing, a fixed scroll member and a movable scroll member. An elastic member is formed in an annular and planar shape and is fixed in the housing on a side of a back surface of the movable base plate so as to slidably contact the back surface of the movable base plate of the movable scroll member at a sliding region of the elastic member. A facing wall is provided on a side opposite to a side of the movable scroll member with respect to the elastic member. A first space is formed between the elastic member and the facing wall for allowing the elastic member to be elastically deformed. The elastic member is elastically deformed toward the facing wall by pressure-contacting the movable scroll member, whereby the movable scroll member is urged toward the fixed scroll member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Kazuya Kimura, Hiroyuki Gennami, Kazuhiro Kuroki, Ken Suitou
  • Patent number: 6863511
    Abstract: A vacuum pump has two shafts (3, 4) and two rotors (1, 2) which co-operate with each other and which are fixed to the shafts. The rotors are cantilevered on the shafts. The rotors are fixed to the shafts in a manner which is devoid of backlash, even during temperature changes. In order to achieve this, the shafts (3, 4) are made of a material having a modulus of elasticity which is as high as possible, e.g., steel. The rotors (1, 2) are made of a material having a density which is as low as possible, e.g., aluminum or a titanium alloy. Structures (8; 11, 12, 13; 14, 15; 25, 27; 38, 41; 43, 44, 45; etc.) are provided to ensure that the rotors (1, 2) are fixed to the shafts (3, 4) in a manner which is devoid of backlash at all operating temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Leybold Vakuum GmbH
    Inventors: Hartmut Kriehn, Lothar Brenner, Manfred Behling, Thomas Dreifert, Klaus Rofall, Heinrich Englander, Michael Froitzheim
  • Patent number: 6860730
    Abstract: A screw compressor is connected to a motor to be driven by the motor even during periods of low compressed air consumption. During such periods, the screw compressor is at least partially unloaded to make it easier and less costly to drive the compressor. The unloading is performed by removing air from the compressor. Preferably, that is done by communicating the air inlet of a small capacity vacuum device with the air outlet of the screw compressor. Suction from the vacuum device is transmitted to the air outlet of the screw compressor to suck air out of the screw compressor to reduce the engine horsepower needed to rotate the screw compressor. The vacuum device can also be used to boost the air volume and/or the air pressure. The system can be used in a drilling rig which drills holes in the ground. The screw compressor can be unloaded during start up of the motor by briefly driving the vacuum device by pressurized liquid from a pre-pressurized hydraulic accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Driltech Mission, LLC
    Inventor: Jarmo Leppanen
  • Patent number: 6860728
    Abstract: A scroll compressor comprises a fixed scroll having a spiral-shaped wall body, and a swiveling scroll which has a spiral-shaped wall body and revolves while linking together the two wall bodies; the wall bodies have steps, and side faces of two end plates have high and low bottom faces in correspondence with the steps; a tip seal is provided along a join edge which connects top edges on different sides of each step, and a mechanism is provided therebetween to prevent the tip seals from becoming removed from the join edges. Furthermore, in the same scroll compressor, tip seals are provided respectively in two grooves, and join paths are provided respectively between a high-pressure compression chamber, which is formed with the bottom faces as one section, and the two grooves; the pressure inside the high-pressure compression chamber is used as a pressing force for the tip seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Takeuchi, Takahide Itoh, Yasuharu Maruiwa, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Takayuki Hagita, Tetsuzou Ukai, Katsuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 6860729
    Abstract: A compressor has a compression unit for compressing gas to a desired pressure, a drive shaft and a balancer. The drive shaft is connected to the compression unit for driving the compression unit. Imbalance on the drive shaft is generated due to movement of the compression unit. The balancer is mounted on the drive shaft and includes a main portion and adjustable portion for correcting the imbalance on the drive shaft. Preferably, at least one of the weight and the shape of the adjustable portion is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Masato Sowa, Yoshiyuki Nakane, Toshiro Fujii, Tatsuyuki Hoshino, Ryuta Kawaguchi, Takahiro Moroi, Tsutomu Nasuda
  • Patent number: 6857864
    Abstract: An air motor, especially for a screwer, comprises an air rotor which is rotatably supported in a motor cylinder and comprises a plurality of longitudinal slits extending in the longitudinal direction of the rotor for radially guiding lamellae, the air rotor and motor cylinder having formed thereinbetween chambers which can be brought into communication with an air inlet and/or an air outlet. To achieve a high efficiency of the motor together with a more uniform accelerating power, a reduced sound level and less wear while the exhaust air throttling measures are reduced at the same time, the motor cylinder comprises an inner chamber of an essentially triangular cross-section, one chamber each being formed between air rotor and a triangle tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Cooper Power Tools GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Konrad Karl Kettner
  • Patent number: 6851940
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas compressor capable of preventing deformation of a filter used for separating oil contained in a compressed gas. The gas compressor includes a suction port, a suction chamber, a gas compressing portion, a compressed gas releasing portion provided in the gas compressing portion, a discharge chamber, and a discharge port. Provided in the discharge chamber is a filter for separating oil contained in the compressed gas. The filter is configured such that the outer peripheral portion of the filter is expanded peripherally upon its deformation caused when the force (dynamic pressure) of a jet stream formed by the flow of the compressed gas released from the compressed gas releasing portion and the force (static pressure) due to a difference in pressure between front and rear sides of the filter which is generated by the flow path resistance in the filter are applied to the filter whereby the force with which the filter is held in close contact with the filter installation portion is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventor: Hiromiki Ono
  • Patent number: 6848891
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved refrigerant compressor comprising an overall casing, an electric motor with a stator and a rotor which is mounted on a drive shaft, and a screw compressor. A compressor screw of the screw compressor is mounted on the drive shaft, which is rotatably mounted in the casing by a first radial bearing between the rotor and the compressor screw and a second radial bearing disposed on a side of the compressor screw lying opposite the first radial bearing. The drive shaft is mounted in the casing by a third radial bearing disposed on a side of the rotor lying opposite the first radial bearing. A portion of the drive shaft which extends between the first radial bearing and one of the second and third radial bearings being adapted to compensate for alignment errors between the three radial bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Bitzer Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Rolf Dieterich
  • Patent number: 6846163
    Abstract: In a rotary fluid machine including pistons (37) reciprocally received in cylinders (33) provided in a rotor (27), and vanes (44) fitted in vane grooves provided in the rotor (27) for reciprocal movement, the rotor (27) includes a rotor core (31) which is supported on a rotary shaft (21) and in which the cylinders (33) are accommodated, and twelve rotor segments (32) separated in a circumferential direction and fixed to surround an outer peripheral surface of the rotor core (31); and each of the vane grooves (43) is defined between the adjacent rotor segments (32). Thus, the dimensional accuracy of the vane grooves (43) can be enhanced without need for a special accurate working or processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsutomu Takahashi, Kensuke Honma, Naoki Itoh, Tsuneo Endoh
  • Patent number: 6843199
    Abstract: An odor-emitting port is provided in a housing member composed mainly of an inorganic material. An odorous material is contained in the housing member, and the odor-emitting port is sealed with a low-melting metal to constitute a heat-sensitive odor-emitting component. In this heat-sensitive odor-emitting component, as soon as the temperature of a heat generation site has reached a predetermined value, the low-melting metal is instantaneously melted down to open the odor-emitting port through which the odorous material contained in the housing member is immediately spread around the odor-emitting component. Therefore, the odor-emitting component is highly sensitive to temperature. Further, since the housing member is formed of an inorganic material, the long-term stability can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomiya Abe, Hiroshi Kasugai, Hiroshi Kamoshida, Shigeru Kashiwazaki
  • Patent number: 6835055
    Abstract: A vacuum pump of the rotary vane type, comprises a casing (50) having a cylindrical inner wall surface (52), a first (54; 54′) and a second (56; 56′) end wall at opposite sides of said casing defining a fluid cavity therein, fluid inlet (60) and outlet (62) ports in open communication with said fluid cavity, and a rotor (64; 64′) extending between said end walls carried by a drive shaft (70) for rotation about an axis eccentric to said casing inner wall surface, said rotor being provided with a plurality of longitudinally extending radial slots (66) about the periphery thereof. Further, there are provided a plurality of vanes (68), each being radially slidably carried within a respective of said slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Delaval Holding AB
    Inventor: Mats Stellnert
  • Patent number: 6835056
    Abstract: Roller vane pump, in particular suited for pumping fluid in a continuously variable automatic transmission of a motor vehicle, provided with a pump housing accommodating a substantially cylindrical carrier, which is rotatable about a central axis, and a cam ring encompassing the carrier in the radial direction, whereby a radial clearance between the carrier and the cam ring varies along a circumference of the carrier, and with a pump shaft extending co-axial with said central axis through the carrier, characterised in that there is provided in the pump housing a bearing bush having an essentially cylindrical central bore through which the pump shaft extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Van Doorne's Transmissie B.V.
    Inventors: Francis Maria Antonius van der Sluis, Johannes Gerardus Ludovicus Maria van Spijk
  • Patent number: 6827565
    Abstract: A pump (1) with one or more pistons (3; 103; 203; 303; 403), which can be rotated, especially for conveying essentially liquid media, the piston (3; 103; 203; 303; 403), having at least regionally a surface layer (17; 117; 217; 317; 417) of a polymer, especially of an elastomer, is constructed so that at least one recess (19; 119; 219; 319; 419), into which a supporting body (20; 120; 220; 320; 420) can be introduced for expanding the polymer layer (17; 117; 217; 317; 417), is assigned to the polymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Hugo Vogelsand Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Harald Vogelsang