Patents by Inventor Philippe Ernens

Philippe Ernens 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
  • Patent number: 6109902
    Abstract: A liquid-injected compressor with at least two cooperating compressor elements (2 and 3) is provided. The compressor elements are mounted in a housing (1). At least one of the compressor elements is rotatable and is bearing-mounted with a shaft end (7, 8, 13, 14) in the housing (1). The compressor is provided with an inlet (22) and an outlet (17-18-19) which are connected to the inside of the housing (1). The shaft end (14) of the rotatable compressor element (3) is situated in the outlet (17-18-19) in the housing (1). At least one body (20 or 41), made of material which is permeable to gas, is fixed on this shaft (14), forming a filter which practically entirely seals the outlet (17-18-19) and only lets the compressed gas through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Airpower
    Inventors: Joost Goris, Philippe Ernens
  • Patent number: 6095780
    Abstract: A device is provided for sealing a rotor shaft supported on a bearing mounted in a housing of an appliance for compressing or expanding a fluid containing, apart from the housing, at least one rotor mounted therein. The sealing device is situated between the rotor and the bearing around the rotor shaft and includes at least two zero contact or frictionless seals. The sealing device successively includes between the rotor and the bearing a first zero contact seal; a double, reverse lip seal with two lips; and a second zero contact seal. The two lips are partly directed towards one another and partly directed towards the rotor shaft along their backsides. An entry for fluid under pressure opens between the lips, whereby the lips, depending on the pressure between them, are in contact with to the rotor shaft or are lifted from the rotor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Airpower, Naamloze Vennootschap
    Inventor: Philippe Ernens