Patents by Inventor Harry B. Clendenin

Harry B. Clendenin 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: 20170268513
    Abstract: A compressor includes a shell assembly and a compression mechanism disposed within the shell assembly. The shell assembly includes first and second end caps. A suction chamber is disposed within the shell assembly between the first end cap and the second end cap. A discharge chamber and oil sump may be disposed within the shell assembly. The shell assembly includes at least one suction opening into the suction chamber. A distributor is in communication with one of the suction openings. Plugs may sealingly engage another one of the suction openings. The distributor includes an inlet path and first and second outlet paths. A suction line is coupled to the inlet path. The suction line includes at least first and second portions. A first plane bisecting the second portion along a length of the second portion is perpendicular to a second plane that bisects the first and second outlet paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. SCHAEFER, Harry B. CLENDENIN
  • Patent number: 6709247
    Abstract: A compressor is driven by a drive shaft rotatably supported by a main bearing housing and a lower bearing housing. The main bearing housing positions a main bearing at or near a nodal point of the drive shaft during vibration by the drive shaft. The main bearing housing is designed such that the main bearing pivots during the vibration of the drive shaft in order to maintain surface contact between the bearing and the drive shaft to eliminate edge loading of the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Copeland Corporation
    Inventors: Harry B. Clendenin, Keith J. Reinhart, Wei Hain Sun, Troy R. Brostrom, Macinissa Mezache, Tom R. Hodapp
  • Patent number: 5342184
    Abstract: A scroll machine designed to provide an unbalanced loading of the orbiting scroll and anti-rotation coupling in a direction which adds to the moment caused by contact forces between the scroll wraps during normal operation. The loading decreases the sound level of the machine and is achieved through the use of unbalanced flank gas leakage forces and flank contact forces, which are created by providing a targeted initial swing radius bias and/or a generating radius bias to either one or both of the scroll wraps. The generating radius biasing can be singular or plural on a given scroll wrap set. A number of different techniques for obtaining such biasing are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: Copeland Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Comparin, Harry B. Clendenin, Kent E. Logan, Mark Bass, Steven C. Fairbanks, Jean-Luc Caillat
  • Patent number: 5151018
    Abstract: There is disclosed an improved two-piece enclosure for a refrigerant compressor which is very simple in design and which effectively attenuates the sound produced by that compressor and, at the same time, requires a minimum amount of additional space and provides easy access to the compressor for service and the like. Two embodiments are shown, one with sound insulation on the walls of the container and another with sound insulation on the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Copeland Corporation
    Inventors: Harry B. Clendenin, James F. Fogt