Patents Examined by Theodore W. Olds
  • Patent number: 4601643
    Abstract: A rotary compressor machine comprises at least one rotary compressor member, gearing for driving the member(s), a drive shaft for coupling to a drive motor, and an auxiliary shaft extending axially parallel to the rotary compressor axis and connected coaxially to the drive shaft, said auxiliary shaft having coupling means at its free end opposite the drive shaft for torque transmission. This enables good matching of each machine to operating conditions, even when two machines are coupled in series connection, in respect of efficiency, induction volume flow, and further parameters without incurring special assembly or manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1986
    Assignee: Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Gunter Seidel
  • Patent number: 4599052
    Abstract: An electromagnetically operated fuel feed pump has an electronic control which comprises a phototransistor circuit with a delay element and a threshold switch. With this control a wear-free operation of the control is possible in a space-saving arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1986
    Assignee: J. Eberspacher
    Inventors: Herbert Langen, Fritz Reuter
  • Patent number: 4597725
    Abstract: A ring and star type gear set is disclosed with recessed passages 32 that serve to communicate the fluid chambers about the line of eccentricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Hans C. Petersen, Svend E. Thomsen, Hans L. Hansen
  • Patent number: 4596521
    Abstract: A scroll fluid apparatus including a fixed scroll member and an orbiting scroll member each having an end plate and a wrap, the two scroll members being maintained in meshing engagement with each other with the respective wraps facing inwardly to allow the orbiting scroll member to move in orbiting movement with respect to the fixed scroll member without rotating on its own axis. The fixed scroll member is formed with a discharge port at its central portion and a suction port at its outer peripheral surface to draw a gas by suction through the suction port and allow same to flow in a sealed space defined between the two scroll members and reducing its space during operation to thereby compress the gas and discharge the compressed gas through the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Murayama, Hiroaki Kuno, Naoshi Uchikawa, Takahiro Tamura, Takao Mizuno, Masao Shiibayashi
  • Patent number: 4596519
    Abstract: A rotary pump for pumping liquid which includes a rotor combination in the form of a vane pump or gear and rotor with pumping chambers disposed circumferentially around the rotor. The chambers progressively increase in the inlet area and ensmall in the outlet area. Resilient means are interposed between the ensmalling chambers and an outlet to block backflow of the pressurized outlet liquid into pumping chambers containing vaporized liquid instead of solid liquid, thus reducing the pump noise under conditions of vaporization termed "cavitation".
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Assignee: Walbro Corporation
    Inventor: Charles H. Tuckey
  • Patent number: 4592704
    Abstract: An improved rotary fluid pressure device is provided of the type especially suited for operation at relatively low speed. The device includes a gerotor gear set (13) having a star (27) which orbits and rotates, an output shaft (47) and a main drive shaft (51) to transmit rotation of the star to the output shaft. The valving comprises a spool valve member (49) defining axial ports (65) and (67) connected to the inlet and outlet, respectively, and stationary ports (41) communicating with the gerotor volume chambers. The stationary ports (41) have a port width W.sub.1 and the axial ports (65) and (67) have port widths W.sub.2 which is narrower than W.sub.1 and is selected such that the measured maximum cross-port leakage rate is approximately equal to the minimum rate. Because the cross-port leakage is kept constant, the flow to the gerotor is constant, resulting in optimized low-speed operation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: George S. Beniek
  • Patent number: 4591318
    Abstract: A hermetic refrigeration compressor system comprises a sealed shell containing two motor-compressor units of different capacities and also containing a suction gas accumulator through and from which suction gas is delivered to both units, the interior of the shell being at suction pressure; gas from an outlet of the accumulator being directed into an aligned, spaced inlet in the motor cover of the smaller unit. Both units are spring-mounted on a unitary support within the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Copeland Corporation
    Inventor: John P. Elson
  • Patent number: 4588358
    Abstract: A rotary vane evacuating pump having two series connected pumping stages is disclosed. Each pumping stage is provided as an exchangeable unit and has a housing which is detachably connected to one face of an interface flange. The housings of the pumping stages are contained in a chamber defined between the interface flange and an outer shell which is detachably mounted thereto. The chamber is filled with water surrounding and contacting the two housings. Each pumping stage is readily dismantled for the purpose of service or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Werner Rietschle Maschinen-und Apparatebau GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Rietschle
  • Patent number: 4588361
    Abstract: A high vacuum rotary pump comprising a rotor (3) mounted in a stator (1) having a suction end (5) and an exhaust end, the exhaust end being pierced by an exhaust orifice (6) intended for connection to the suction end of a primary pump, said rotor being drivable coupled to a motor (8, 10) housed in a sleeve (11), said sleeve extending the exhaust end of said stator and having the same internal pressure as the exhaust end of the stator, the rotating members of said motor and rotor being supported by bearings (12, 13), and the far end of the sleeve from its end adjacent to the stator being closed by an end plate (14), the pump including the improvement whereby an orifice (16) for rapidly returning the stator to atmospheric pressure is provided in said sleeve in such a manner as to avoid oil vapor being introduced into the stator from the primary pump when the pump is stopped, said orifice being provided with a valve which is closed during operation of the pump and which is open only when the pump is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Compagnie Industrielle des Telecommunications Cit-Alcatel
    Inventor: Claude Saulgeot
  • Patent number: 4586875
    Abstract: A bypass oil filter arrangement for a refrigerant compressor of a transport refrigeration unit is provided in which a minor portion of oil outputted by a positive displacement oil pump is fed through the filter 62 while the major portion of oil from the pump is fed through the pressurized lubricating system of the compressor as indicated by arrows 36, the oil being supplied from the high pressure pump cavity 52 which is also in communication with the pressure regulator bore 44 containing a special pressure regulator 92 having a low pressure side 90 to which oil is returned through conduit 66 from the filter 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Thermo King Corporation
    Inventor: Robert C. Aman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4586879
    Abstract: A well pumping unit for use in association with an oil well, water well or the like having a downhole pump operated by a reciprocating pump rod with the pumping unit including a pair of large diameter rotatable wheels independently supported from upstanding supports on a deck, platform or skid with the wheels being interconnected by a pin to which a cable for operating the pump rod is attached. The cable is entrained over a series of pulleys and anchored to a supporting structure with one of the pulleys being a traveling pulley having a cable attached thereto extending over a head pulley and connected with the pump rod for reciprocating the pump rod when the wheels are rotated. The pin interconnecting the wheels is received in one of a plurality of radially spaced pairs of openings to enable the stroke of the pump to be varied by varying the radial position of the pin in relation to the rotational axis of the wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Inventor: Frank W. Slater
  • Patent number: 4586468
    Abstract: A tandem pump arrangement is disclosed comprising a first pump having two meshing gears of different pitch diameter adapted to produce pumping action by their meshing engagement upon drive to the one gear having the larger pitch diameter and the drive thereby of the other gear having the smaller pitch diameter at a higher speed. A second pump has an input connected to be driven by the gear with the smaller pitch diameter with the result that the second pump is driven through the first pump at increased speed with an overdrive ratio determined by the ratio of the pitch diameters of the gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Donald L. Dzioba
  • Patent number: 4586877
    Abstract: An electric fuel pump for pumping a liquid fuel from a tank to an engine. The pump device has a regenerative pump section and an electric motor section for driving the regenerative pump section. The regenerative pump section includes a pump casing having a first inner surface and a second inner surface axially opposing to and spaced from each other to define therebetween a pump chamber, a shaft adapted to be rotatingly driven by the electric motor section and an impeller accommodated by the pump chamber and mounted on the shaft for rotation therewith but axially movably relatively thereto. The impeller has one axial end surface opposing to the first inner surface with a first gap formed therebetween, and the other axial end surface opposing to the second inner surface of the pump casing with a second gap formed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyohiko Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Hattori, Kazuma Matsui, Toshihiro Takei, Toshiaki Nakamura, Syunsaku Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 4585401
    Abstract: A helical down-hole machine comprises a plurality of sections, each such section having a helical rotor and a helical stator arranged with a preselected eccentricity to form cavities of variable volume for the passage of fluid therethrough and positioned axially in series. The identical elements of these sections, rotors or stators, are rigidly interconnected. The rigid connection of at least one of these identical elements of said sections is detachable by frictionally jointing a projection provided at the end of one such element and a recess provided at the end of the adjacent element to be secured against relative angular and axial displacements in the process of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Veesojuzny Ordena Trudovogo Krasnogo Znameni Naucho-Issle
    Inventors: Dmitry F. Baldenko, Jury V. Vadetsky, Moisei T. Gusman, Anatoly M. Kochnev, Samuil S. Nikomarov, Valery I. Semenets, Jury K. Tolsky, Jury V. Zakharov, Valerian P. Shumilov
  • Patent number: 4585403
    Abstract: A scroll-type pumping apparatus comprising a stationary scroll 1, an orbiting scroll 2 attached to an orbiting scroll shaft 4, and a crankshaft 14. An eccentric hole is formed in the end of the crankshaft and an eccentric bearing 26 rotates within this eccentric hole. The eccentric bearing has a central aperture eccentric to the bearing's outer circumference in which the orbiting scroll shaft is placed and freely rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsutomu Inaba, Toshiyuki Nakamura, Tadashi Kimura
  • Patent number: 4585397
    Abstract: A pump includes a pair of circular metal bellows rigidly secured to the pump housing at the perimeter of their accordion-like ring structures and interconnected at their centers so as to be capable of flexing in phase. An electrical coil is attached to the interconnected bellows and is axially movable with the bellows. The coil is surrounded by a permanent magnet structure secured to the pump housing. Each bellows communicates with an associated fluid chamber which has a valve structure for the inlet and outlet of fluid. The coil is electrically connected to an alternating current power supply, the connection being made through the electrically conductive bellows. The bellows flex in phase in the presence of the alternating current to the coil and thus alternately pull fluid in and force fluid out of the respective fluid chambers. Since the fluid chambers are connected to a common fluid output and since the bellows axially flex in phase, there are two pressure pulses per pump cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roy P. Crawford, Robert B. Watrous
  • Patent number: 4576555
    Abstract: An oil dispersing device in a compresser having a crankshaft with an axial bore therein. An oil pumping device pumps oil upwardly through the axial bore and outwardly through a radial passage communicating with the bore. A cage bearing located in an upper portion of the compressor housing and journalling the crankshaft has a counterbore formed therein which is coaxial with and surrounds the crankshaft and forms an annulus with the outer surface of the crankshaft. Oil passing outwardly through the radial passage pools in the annulus and deflects additional oil exiting from the passage thereby deflecting oil upwardly onto the upper housing wall whereby the oil is cooled by the compressor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Tecumseh Products Company
    Inventor: Roger N. Ashenfelter
  • Patent number: 4575320
    Abstract: A scroll compressor having an improved lubricating structure so that lubricating oil is supplied substantially instantaneously after the compressor is started to bearings and other sliding members. An oil storage section is formed by a hole in an upper end portion of the main drive shaft and a communicating hole in a drive shaft of the orbiting scroll. A lubricating hole extending longitudinally through the main shaft communicates with the oil storage section via a pipe of a determined height so that lubricating oil is pooled in the oil storage section when the compressor is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Norihide Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nakamura, Masahiro Sugihara
  • Patent number: 4573889
    Abstract: The bore of a bearing bush for a gear pump has a first recess located in a zone of load concentration in the bore, the first recess being supplied with a fluid under pressure. A second recess in the bore is located wholly outside the zone in which concentrated loads occur and acts as a reservoir for fluid, to prevent cavitation within the bore as a result of low pressures caused by radical movements of a shaft within the bush. A passage connects the second recess with a zone of lower pressure within the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Assignee: Lucas Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Lane
  • Patent number: 4571163
    Abstract: A scroll-type fluid displacement apparatus is disclosed having an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the axial clearance between the spiral elements and end plates of the fixed end orbiting scrolls. The axial position of the fixed scroll within the casing of the apparatus--and, therefore, the axial clearance between scrolls--is adjustable by means of a locating mechanism, such as an adjusting screw threadably engaged with the end plate of the casing and in contact with the end plate of the fixed scroll. The fixed scroll is stabilized within the casing to maintain parallelism of the scroll end plates by mating, relatively axially slidable guide projections on the end plate of the fixed scroll and the end plate of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1986
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Sakamoto, Kiyoshi Terauchi