Patents by Inventor Björn VERRELST

Björn VERRELST has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220186729
    Abstract: An element for compressing or expanding a gas including a rigid housing (2) containing an internal chamber; a rotor (3a, 3b) situated in the internal chamber and comprising a rotor shaft (4a, 4b); one or more bearings (7) in which the rotor shaft (4a, 4b) is bearing-supported, wherein the rotor (3a, 3b) with its rotor shaft (4a, 4b) is rotatably mounted with respect to the housing (2) by means of these bearings (7), wherein the rotor (3a, 3b) is mounted with one or more clearances with respect to a wall (5) of the internal chamber, and the element (1) is provided with a separate yielding component (10) which is positionally adjustable with respect to the housing (2) in such a way that at least one of the clearances can be acted upon, wherein the separate yielding component (10) is not directly attached to the rotor (3a, 3b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP, VRIJE UNVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
    Inventors: Karolien KEMPEN, Björn VERRELST, Philippe ERNENS, Wouter CEULEMANS, Guy DE GREEF, Florian FETTWEIS
  • Publication number: 20220042502
    Abstract: A piston compressor, comprising at least one piston compressor element (3) that is provided with a housing (8) with a compression chamber (13) in which a piston (10) is arranged movably back and forth in an axial direction (X-X?) between an upper dead point and a lower dead point by means of a drive shaft (5) driven by a rotary motor (6), and in which between this drive shaft (5) and the piston (10), a kinematic transmission (20) is provided for the primary drive of the piston (10), characterized in that the piston (10) is provided with a complementary drive (25) in the form of an electromagnetic linear drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicants: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP, VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
    Inventors: Björn VERRELST, Jarl BECKERS