Diverse And Distinct Dynamic Seals Patents (Class 277/346)
  • Patent number: 10815990
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing system includes a motor housing and a piston pump assembly connected to the motor housing. A motor is mounted within the motor housing. The piston pump assembly includes a pump housing, a cartridge having a first end that extends into a second end of the pump housing, a piston that extends into a first end of the pump housing and the first end of the cartridge, and a packing stack within the cartridge and adjacent an inner surface of the cartridge and through which the piston extends. The cartridge is configured to be removed from the pump housing, and removal of the cartridge removes the packing stack from within the pump housing while leaving the pump housing connected to the motor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Shultz, David M. Larsen, Justin G. Johnston, Steve J. Wrobel
  • Patent number: 10724577
    Abstract: A novel split bearing cartridge assembly is provided having an inner race, clamp collars for securing the inner race to a shaft, a plurality of rolling elements within a cage, an outer race, a bearing container for encapsulating those components, and seals that sit within the openings in the bearing container. All of the above components are split such that the bearing cartridge may be assembled and disassembled on and from a shaft with relative ease. The split inner race extends axially such that the seals act between the openings in the bearing container and the extended portions of the inner race. A split housed bearing assembly that incorporates the novel split bearing cartridge assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Ian G. Hadden
  • Patent number: 10591060
    Abstract: Low-friction sealing assembly for a vehicle wheel-hub unit inserted inside an annular interspace defined between a flanged rotating element and a stationary element, coaxial with each other, of the wheel-hub unit to protect at least one ring of revolving bodies arranged between the stationary element and the rotating element, and having a first annular screen and a second annular screen during use integral with the rotating element and with the stationary element; and an annular seal having lips that extend axially and radially projecting from the first screen towards the second screen inside an annular chamber defined by the first and second screens; the sealing assembly being a multi-stage sealing assembly provided with a first inner collecting stage designed to collect and expel some of the contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: H├ęctor Villalobos, Daniele Duch, Roberto Galante, Michel Organisciak, Paolo A Re, Andrea Serafini
  • Patent number: 10458443
    Abstract: An actuator includes a piston and a housing. The piston includes a piston shaft that is configured to reciprocate within the housing. The actuator also includes a conductor coupled to the piston within the housing and configured to electrically couple the piston to the housing as the piston reciprocates within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin S. Callahan, Christopher E. Plass, Matthew A. Moser
  • Patent number: 10435038
    Abstract: A locomotive sanding system is described for conveying sand from a sand tower to a sand box mounted on a locomotive. The invention is designed to prevent personnel from being subjected to sand and sand dust during the sand box being filled with sand from the sand tower. The system includes a universal sealing nozzle which may be used with the locomotive sanding system or other devices. The universal sealing nozzle includes an expansion seal extending therearound which may be moved from a retracted position to an expanded position. When the nozzle is inserted into the fill pipe of the sand box, the expansion seal is expanded to sealably engage the inside surface of the fill pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Mark G. Keffeler, David P. Keffeler
  • Patent number: 10161525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seal for high pressure applications, in which a static and a dynamic sealing portion are separated from each other by a material thin point in such a manner that plastic flowing through the thin point is suppressed even if one of the two sealing portions is acted upon under high pressure as far as elastic compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: DIONEX SOFTRON GMBH
    Inventors: Adolf Satzinger, Thomas Armin Alexander Eichhorn
  • Patent number: 9988793
    Abstract: An actuator assembly having an end guide with a first end and a second end, the end guide defining an axis passing through the first and second end, a rod having an outer surface, the rod being movable along the axis through the end guide, a wiper disposed outwardly of the rod and within the end guide, a scraper disposed outwardly of the rod and within the end guide and spaced axially from the wiper towards the second end, a cavity defined between the wiper, the scraper, the outer surface of the rod, and the end guide, and an orifice defined in the end guide between the wiper and the scraper, the orifice defining a flow path for a lubricating fluid to flow into the cavity, wherein, the wiper and the scraper are disposed in contact with the outer surface of the rod for removing debris therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Bradley C. Dauderman, Marvin D. Van Ee, Zachary R. Sopher, Steven C. Gibbs, Donald O. Johannsen
  • Patent number: 9925830
    Abstract: A rolling bearing providing an outer ring, an inner ring, and a plurality of rolling bodies disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring, and a sealing device held by the outer ring and consisting of a first and second annular shield and an elastomeric sealing element held by one of the shields. The second shield extends axially and radially to protrude on the outside of the outer ring and cooperates with a radially outer lateral surface of the outer ring, to delimit a radial annular gap therewith. An annular tooth is formed on the radially outer lateral surface of the outer ring in front of the radial gap to shield the radial gap in axial direction. An annular groove formed in a position immediately adjacent to the annular tooth and on the side opposite to the second shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Giorgio Barberis, Fausto Morello
  • Patent number: 9869395
    Abstract: An improved sealing apparatus and associated methods are disclosed herein. The sealing apparatus includes a housing defining a center axis, an alignment element positioned around the center axis, and a sealing element fixedly attached with the alignment element. The alignment element has first and second protrusions extending toward the center axis. The sealing element has a third protrusion extending toward the center axis. The alignment element is made of a first material with less elasticity than a second material of which the sealing element is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher E. Tones, Randy Matthys, Patrick Rhodes, Howard Lockhart, Bruce Stratton
  • Patent number: 9869393
    Abstract: A shaft seal that is preferably a radial shaft seal has a sealing element of polyfluorocarbon that is provided with a sealing lip. The sealing element contacts a surface to be sealed under a radial force action acting in a radial direction of the shaft seal. An elastomer element is provided that is acting on the sealing lip and loads the sealing lip in a direction toward the surface to be sealed. The elastomer element supports the sealing element. The sealing element is resting flat on a face of the elastomer element, wherein the face is facing away from a medium side of the shaft seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KACO GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Tobias Hoffmann, Matthias Podeswa
  • Patent number: 9709067
    Abstract: A bearing housing (12) for a turbocharger (10) includes a split (60) defining a first bearing housing segment (62) and a second bearing housing segment (64). At least one channel (74, 84) for transporting fluid within the bearing housing (12) crosses the split (60) such that the channel (74, 84) extends within the first bearing housing segment (62) and the second bearing housing segment (64). A dowel (82, 92) having a hollow interior is inserted in the channel (74, 84) to align the first and second bearing housing segments (62, 64) and allows fluid to flow through the channel (74, 84).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Chekansky, Robert T. Race
  • Patent number: 9624733
    Abstract: An annularly shaped modular debris barrier can be mounted to an internal or an external member that are spaced apart to define an annular gap that could collect debris. The modules rotationally lock. Modules have circumferential segments that can be initially spaced apart to promote flexing that can occur when there is relative axial movement between the structures that define the annular gap. The gaps between segments are circumferentially offset as between adjacent segments to create a labyrinth through which the fluid can move in opposed direction while at the same time causing the debris to be retained. The segments stay in a flexed condition to exert a contract stress on the free ends thereof that touch the adjacent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Russell K. Fleetwood, Matthew J. Krueger, Thorsten Regener, Jonathan P. Hanson
  • Patent number: 9541219
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a valve body defining a flow passage and a body cavity perpendicular to the flow passage. A bonnet is secured to the valve body. A valve member is moveable between an open position and a closed position, the valve member blocking the flow passage in the closed position, and allowing flow through the flow passage in the open position. A valve stem is coupled to the valve member. A debris barrier circumscribes the valve stem. The debris barrier comprises a first disk shaped member with a central opening through which the valve stem is inserted, and notches that extend radially from the central opening to define petals with ends that abut the valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: GE OIL & GAS PRESSURE CONTROL LP
    Inventors: Bryan William Stockberger, Keith M. Adams, Travis McEvoy, Guy Mitelman, Christopher Michael Menard
  • Patent number: 9349621
    Abstract: A vacuum seal arrangement comprising a one-piece elastomeric gasket having at least first and second O-rings interconnected by a planar web, a first part having a first planar sealing surface with a dove-tail groove therein holding the first O-ring and a square walled groove therein holding the second O-ring, the first part further including at least one passage in the first planar sealing surface surrounded by the first O-ring or second O-ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Harmeet Singh
  • Patent number: 9261195
    Abstract: A seal assembly (1) described comprises an elastomeric component (10) having a sealing surface (25) for providing a sealing function, and an energizing band (30), the elastomeric component (10) including an aperture for the energizing band, wherein the energizing band is adapted to fit in the aperture of the elastomeric component (10). In use, an outer surface of the energizing band applies a force to the elastomeric component (10), to deform the (10) elastomeric component to form a seal at the sealing surface. The energizing band (30) component includes non-metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: James Walker & Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: John Toynbee
  • Patent number: 9182040
    Abstract: A fluid rotary passage is provided for sealing a fluid pressure chamber between a rotatable shaft and a shaft seat. The fluid rotary passage includes a sealing ring carrier and a fitting body, rotationally fixed or in contact with one of the shaft and the shaft seat in a fluid-tight manner and radially spaced from each other to create the chamber between them. Two sealing rings are provided axially spaced from each other and each sealingly applied with one contact surface against the carrier and one against the fitting body, for sealing the chamber against the outside. The carrier and the fitting body together form two axially spaced receiving grooves for the sealing rings, which are open toward the chamber and have at least one holding protrusion at least partially securing the sealing ring disposed in the respective receiving groove against a radial dislocation from the groove toward the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: GAPI Technische Produkte GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Meller, Andreas Flint
  • Patent number: 9121445
    Abstract: A bearing device (100) for screw conveyor shafts (200) comprises at least one shaft bearing unit (20) and a connecting shaft (50), guided in the shaft hearing unit (20), for connecting one or more screw conveyor shafts. The bearing device includes a stationary external housing (11) in which at least one shaft bearing unit (20) is arranged in a pivotable manner. At least one elastomeric ring element (13) is arranged between an inner surface of the external housing (11) and a lateral external surface of the shaft bearing unit (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: WHEELABRATOR GROUP GmbH
    Inventor: Berthold Kampen
  • Patent number: 8974891
    Abstract: Methods of forming ceramic matrix composite structures include joining at least two lamina together to form a flexible ceramic matrix composite structure. Ceramic matrix composite structures include at least one region of reduced inter-laminar bonding at a selected location between lamina thereof. Thermal protection systems include at least one seal comprising a ceramic matrix composite material and have at least one region of reduced inter-laminar bonding at a selected location between lamina used to form the seal. Methods of forming thermal protection systems include providing one or more such seals between adjacent panels of a thermal protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: COI Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Riedell
  • Publication number: 20140345448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system comprising: a shaft having a distal end and a proximal end; a casing defining a housing in which a hydraulic device is rotatably mounted on the shaft; and a sealing element comprising a low pressure dynamic sealing means and a reinforced dynamic sealing means formed by a static seal tightly mounted on a friction pad, such as to isolate the dynamic sealing means from the rotating hydraulic device, said sealing element defining a discharge chamber between the dynamic sealing means and the reinforced dynamic sealing means, which discharge chamber is connected to a drain via a pipe arranged on the surface of the shaft, between the hydraulic device and the shaft, so as to discharge the fluid located in the discharge chamber, such that said discharge chamber is not subjected to the pressure in the casing of the hydraulic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Stephane Vidal, Gilles Grillon, Bertrand Bonnomet, Jeremie Mulot
  • Patent number: 8622779
    Abstract: A sealing unit longitudinally comprises first and second sealing sub-units disposed around first and second portions of a driveshaft of a marine propulsion system of a watercraft. The first sealing sub-unit is sealingly connected to a front wall of the hull and the engine casing. The second sealing sub-unit is sealingly connected to the driveshaft and a crankshaft. The second sealing sub-unit is disposed at least partially inside the first sealing sub-unit. An inside of the first sealing sub-unit is in fluid communication with a water intake ramp. An inside of the second sealing sub-unit is in fluid communication with an interior of an engine. The first sealing sub-unit prevents fluid communication between the water intake ramp and a portion of an inside of the hull. The second sealing sub-unit prevents fluid communication between the engine, the inside of the hull, and the water intake ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Brouillette, Michel Bourret, Charles Normand
  • Publication number: 20130277917
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment of a multi-shaft seal assembly generally includes a first seal, a second seal, and a collar. In the illustrative embodiment the collar may be integrally formed with a portion of the first seal, and may serve to axially space the second seal from the first seal. The second seal may be formed with a cutaway therein to ensure proper clearance between the second seal and one of the shafts. Other embodiments of the multi-shaft seal assembly use a collar formed with the equipment housing or second seal. Still other embodiments include additional seals for additional shafts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: David C. Orlowski, Neil F. Hoehle, Robert A. Tejano, Morgan Pullias
  • Patent number: 8459653
    Abstract: The present application provides a sealing assembly for use between a first component and a second component of a rotary machine. The sealing assembly may include a first sealing segment having a first end with a first angled surface and a second sealing segment having a second end with a second angled surface. The first angled surface of the first end of the first sealing segment meets the second angled surface of the second end of the second sealing segment at a joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Xiaoqing Zheng
  • Publication number: 20130136604
    Abstract: A windmill having a hub sealing apparatus for sealing an interface between a hub and a blade of the windmill, The hub sealing apparatus includes a bottom sealing ring configured to be sealed to the hub, a top sealing ring configured to be rotatably sealed to the blade, and a middle sealing ring configured to be sealed to the top sealing ring and the bottom sealing ring, so as to connect the top and bottom sealing rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jung-Kuei LIN, Yun-Yuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20130113163
    Abstract: A maintenance and emergency run secondary seal mountable to a rotatable shaft is described. The seal includes a housing; a sealing ring having a double-tapered receiving channel located between two exterior surfaces and an interior wear surface; a lantern ring having a double-tapered profile for enabling engagement within the receiving channel of the sealing ring to form an air chamber between the sealing ring and the lantern ring; and an arrangement for directing and controlling pressurized air to the air chamber. The operating positions for the sealing ring are: where the sealing ring is spaced from the shaft, where a portion of the interior wear surface of the sealing ring is closed-in on the shaft to enable an emergency run secondary seal to permit shaft rotation and where the sealing ring is in full contact with the shaft to enable a static seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: THOMSON-GORDON GROUP
    Inventors: George Thomson, Guojun Ren, Kenneth Ogle, Roberto Garcia
  • Publication number: 20130087975
    Abstract: A sealing device for sealing a slide plate in a polymer filtration apparatus where the slide plate is translatable across an extrusion bore extending through a housing of the polymer filtration apparatus. A spring device can be positioned around the outer periphery surfaces of the seal for axially biasing the sealing surface of the seal against the slide plate with a preload bias. Increasing pressure of polymer in the extrusion bore can enter a region in the seal cavity upstream of the thrust surface of the seal and can provide polymer pressure in the axial direction for exerting axial force against the thrust surface of the seal for causing the sealing surface to be further biased against the slide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Kolcor Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Delano B. Trott
  • Patent number: 8231129
    Abstract: To avoid interference of a side lip when plural sealing devices are piled up, a sealing device installed on one member of two members rotating relatively is constructed by combining a mounting ring fitted on the one member and a rubber-like elastic body attached on the mounting ring, and has a side lip formed by the elastic body, the mounting ring has a cylinder portion at a position fitted on the peripheral surface of the one member, the elastic body has a rubber step part provided at axially one side of the cylinder portion, the cylinder portion and the rubber step part have a positional relationship that the former of an upper sealing device is placed on the latter of the one sealing device when piled up, and the side lip of the one sealing device is dimensioned not to interfere with the upper sealing device even when they are in such a positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Kobayashi, Go Kanzaki
  • Patent number: 8136817
    Abstract: A tool holder plate (51) is fixed to a shaft end part (413) of a hollow motor shaft (41) of a brushless DC servo motor (1), and a cutting tool is mounted in a tool mounting hole (51a) formed in the tool holder plate (51) and a work is cut-processed by this cutting tool. In order to prevent intrusion of a cutting processing oil containing cutting powder into the inside of the motor from between the shaft end part (411) of the hollow motor shaft (41) and an end plate portion (22) of a motor housing (2), a labyrinth seal (55) including a double circular groove (553, 555) having a fine width extended in the axis direction (1a) is formed between a metal plate (53), the tool holder plate (51), and the shaft end part (411). The other shaft end part (414) is also formed with a labyrinth seal (56) of the same structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Harmonic Drive Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyoto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8104770
    Abstract: A process chamber 10 comprising a container (12), a lid (14), and a sealed interface (16) therebetween. The container's interface surface (30) and/or the lid's interface surface (32) includes at least one groove (36) in which a seal (40) is situated. The seal (40) comprises an elastomeric element (50) and a metallic element (60). The elastomeric element (50) and the metallic element (60) can be arranged and adapted to seal the chamber's interface (16) sequentially during its conversion to a sealed condition. And/or the elastomeric element (50) and the metallic element (60) can be arranged and adapted to seal the chamber's interface in series once the lid (14) is in its sealed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Amitava Datta, Peter G. Amos, Dominick G. More, Kenneth W. Cornett, Jeremy Payne
  • Publication number: 20100253003
    Abstract: A sealing assembly (100) for providing a seal between a first element (104) and a second element (106), the first element being movable with respect to the second element, wherein the sealing assembly comprises: a sealing member (102) adjacent to the first and second elements; a first seal portion (108) for providing a first seal between the sealing member and the first element, the first seal portion being arranged in a first direction; and a second seal portion (112) for providing a second seal between the sealing member and the second element, the second seal portion being arranged in a second direction, wherein the first direction is arranged at an angle with respect to the second direction and the sealing member is disposed such that the sealing member is movable relative to the second element in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventor: Christopher J. DURLING
  • Publication number: 20100156050
    Abstract: A sealing device for a rotary feedthrough for receiving a rotating machine element whose outer side can be applied to another machine element includes at least two sealing elements disposed in tandem in the axial direction of the machine element. Inner sides of the sealing elements are configured for forming an active sealing connection with the rotating machine element. At least one of the sealing elements can be pressurized with an additional force acting in the radial direction so that the force of compression acting on the rotating machine element for the at least one of the sealing elements can be adjusted relative to the force of compression acting on the rotating machine element due to at least one other sealing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: VON ARDENNE ANLAGENTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen HEINRICH, Ulf SEYFERT, Peter BOTZLER
  • Patent number: 7624989
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seal with non-contact adjacent deflector rings, arranged concentrically to each other, about a common rotation axis, whereby, on a first deflector ring of the deflector rings, at least two axially-adjacent radial lips are embodied an said radial lips are embodied such as not to come into contact with a second deflector ring of the deflector rings and an annular hollow cavity is embodied between two axially-adjacent radial lips and the second deflector ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Schaeffler KG
    Inventors: Erwin Hartmann, Wilhelm Walter
  • Patent number: 7538464
    Abstract: The seal devices on both ends of the rotary shaft are supported by the casing, the bearing on one end of the rotary shaft is supported by a bearing pedestal which is separated of the casing, the bearing on the other end of the rotary shaft is supported by the casing, the seal ring of the seal device on one end of the rotary shaft is divided into circumferential segments, and the seal ring of the seal device on the other end of the shaft is a unified seal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Hemmi, Takashi Watanabe, Takahiko Sano
  • Publication number: 20090036006
    Abstract: A sealing member can include a radially-working lip which contacts a drive shaft in a radial direction to seal a gap between the drive shaft and the housing in the radial direction, an axially-working lip extending in an axial direction, and a contact member which contacts the axially-working lip to seal the gap between the drive shaft and the housing in the axial direction. The contact member can be fitted to the drive shaft to rotate with the drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: YAMAHA MARINE KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Tetsuya Mashiko, Hirohiko Kakuyama, Syuuji Fujita
  • Publication number: 20080290604
    Abstract: A rotary machine includes a machine rotor, a bearing coupled to the machine rotor, a machine stator, and a sealing device disposed between the machine rotor and the machine stator. The sealing device includes a dry gas seal and first and second seals disposed between the dry gas seal and the bearing. One or both of the first and second seals includes a brush seal or more specifically a brush seal including a plurality of non-metallic fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: RODERICK MARK LUSTED, CHRISTOPHER EDWARD WOLFE, ERIC JOHN RUGGIERO, GABRIELE MARIOTTI
  • Patent number: 6905123
    Abstract: A gas seal for providing a seal between a pair of relatively rotatable components is provided with a stand-still seal which will seal between the components when the components are stationary, the stand-still seal having a sealing element mounted in sealing relationship with respect to one of said components and being displaceable into sealing engagement with the other component when the components are stationary with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: John Crane UK Limited
    Inventor: Ian Martyn Goldswain
  • Publication number: 20040135319
    Abstract: A seal assembly for a shaft has a flange fixed to a work piece having a bore hole therein. The flange encircles the shaft and includes a triangular shaped projecting member having first and second surfaces extending from the flange into the bore hole. An angle is formed between the first and second surface. The first surface of the projecting member is in contact with an inner surface of the bore hole or the outer surface of the shaft. An o-ring encircles the shaft and a backup ring is positioned within a space between the shaft, the flange and the o-ring or between the bore hole, the flange and the o-ring. Subject to axial forces, the backup ring undergoes a wedging action between the shaft and the triangular shaped projecting member or between the bore hole and the triangular member to seal where the shaft penetrates the work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: Alejandro Moreno
  • Publication number: 20040100029
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing device for cylinder bearings. An annular projection which is connected to the cylinder neck (2) in a rotationally fixed manner carries an annular sealing surface which interacts with an elastic, stationary sealing element (23, 24), a sealing labyrinth consisting of stationary parts and parts which are connected to the cylinder (1) being placed upstream from the sealing element (13) towards the cylinder barrel. The aim of the invention is to develop one such sealing device in such a way that good sealing action can be achieved using simple and cost-effective sealing elements, and the durability of the seal increased in relation to that created by known sealing devices in such a way that the entire sealing device is cheaper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Karl Keller, Konrad Roeingh
  • Patent number: 6692006
    Abstract: A circumferential film-riding seal operative in a gaseous or liquid environment about a rotating shaft is provided so that it is able to function with extended lifetime, low leakage, and a high-pressure difference thereacross. These characteristics are achieved by the employment of a segmented seal ring mounted in tandem with a floating load ring surrounding the rotating shaft. The seal ring has a bore surface thereon confronting the shaft, and the bore surface has a circumferential lift region located downstream of a circumferential bearing region. The bearing region has additional lift grooves either in the seal ring or in the shaft surface confronting the bearing region, together with feed grooves connecting the additional lift grooves, respectively, to a higher-pressure region adjacent the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Stein Seal Company
    Inventor: Mark C. Holder
  • Patent number: 6663110
    Abstract: A seal assembly seal assembly includes an outer member, an inner member, and a resilient member therebetwen. The resilient member is located between an inner diameter of the outer member and an outer diameter of the inner member. The resilient member includes substantially V-shaped or opposed parabolic members in cross-section which define a cavity therebetween. The cavity formed between the parabolic members is filled with the hydrophobic material to provide a barrier to undesirable moisture, lubricate the interface between the parabolic members and the outer diameter of the inner member, and further minimize ingestion of contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Meritor Heavy Vehicle Technology LLC
    Inventor: David K. Platner
  • Patent number: 6585270
    Abstract: A seal is provided at the intersegments of hydrogen seal rings for preventing oil leakage through this potential gap between the seal ring segments. By minimizing leakage through the gaps between the open rings, hydrogen consumption in hydrogen-cooled generators due to leakage oil is reduced. In a preferred embodiment, the seal is provided by a brush seal secured to one of the seal ring segments and received in a slot defined in the other of the seal ring segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Wei Tong
  • Patent number: 6543786
    Abstract: A lip type seal (3A) has an annular casing (31), a plurality of seal lips (32, 34) and a rear surface support ring (35) arranged at the rear side. The casing (31) is installed to an inner circumferential surface of a seal installation part (1a) of a shaft hole housing (1) of an equipment through a main gasket (36) made of rubber state elastic material. An inner circumferential part of the seal lips (32, 34) is closely contacted with an outer circumferential surface of a rotary shaft (2). A sub-gasket (41) made of a material having a CO2 transmission coefficient being smaller than that of rubber material is interposed between the rear surface support ring (35) and the shaft hole housing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignees: Eagle Industry Co., Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Shiro Osumi, Naoki Hayakawa, Takanobu Matsumoto, Yamada Takeshi, Imai Takayuki
  • Patent number: 6431550
    Abstract: A seal is provided at the intersegments of hydrogen seal rings for preventing oil leakage through this potential gap between the seal ring segments. By minimizing leakage through the gaps between the open rings, hydrogen consumption in hydrogen-cooled generators due to leakage oil is reduced. In a preferred embodiment, the seal is provided by a brush seal secured to one of the seal ring segments and received in a slot defined in the other of the seal ring segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Wei Tong
  • Patent number: 6241252
    Abstract: A seal assembly is adapted for mounting between a rotatable shaft and an outer stationary housing, the seal assembly being made up of a metal sleeve in surrounding relation to the shaft, a non-metallic resilient seat in surrounding relation to the sleeve, the seat being heat-expandable to permit placement over the sleeve and, upon cooling, will contract or shrink into snug-fitting engagement with the sleeve along selected areas with labyrinth grooves formed along the inner surface of the seat between the selected areas of sealed engagement; and an excluder ring is mounted on one end of the seat along with an annular drive lock which is wedged into one end of the sleeve so as to impart rotation of the shaft into the sleeve and excluder ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Jemco Seal Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Jump, Gary A. Mansdorfer
  • Patent number: 6105596
    Abstract: A sealing assembly with a first molded graphite ring of generally triangular cross section, one side of which is in use perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of a rotatable and/or slidable shaft, the surface of which is to be sealed in an axial direction against fluid leakage therealong, and a second side which is in use disposed parallel to said shaft to engage the inner wall of the housing surrounding said shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Flexitallic Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Hoyes, Liam C Thorpe
  • Patent number: 5895051
    Abstract: A rack seal for use with a rack bushing and seal retainer wherein the rack bushing is made of a thermoplastic material and includes a face with a plurality of cooling cavities. The rack seal includes a body member, an annular sealing face, and a retainer air side which is in constant contact with the thermoplastic bushing cavity face. The rack seal air side surface includes a bead segment. The bead segment has a predetermined height which creates a minimum contact at a full gap with the rack bushing and is compressible to a minimum gap with the rack bushing. The bead segment of the rack seal is in constant contact with the thermoplastic bushing such that any objectionable noises are eliminated during any separation of the rack seal and the thermoplastic bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership
    Inventor: Todd Bowers
  • Patent number: 5799712
    Abstract: In order to insert a replacement toner dam in an assembled toner cartridge, the opposing sides of the toner cartridge are caused to move towards each other so as to deform the cartridge and cause openings to appear at opposing ends thereof. A pair of web spring carriers are inserted into and through the openings so they exit from one opening. A new toner dam is inserted between web spring carriers at the portion thereof that exits from the opening. The web spring carriers are then withdrawn until the replacement toner dam is in a proper position. The dam is then held in position and the web spring carriers are freely withdrawn. This method thereby enables replacement of the toner dam without injury to seals at either end of the toner cartridge. Various non-adhesive bearing toner dam structures are shown, each of which has a flexible portion that engages a toner bottle flange and thereby enables a toner seal to be achieved without use of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Gar P. Kelly, Bob Aaron, Dennis P. Davidson
  • Patent number: 5495892
    Abstract: An inflatable packer and a method for its use are provided for introduction into a subterranean well bore on a conduit. A fold can form in the inflatable elastomeric bladder of the packer during inflation or deflation, forming a seal on the central body or mandrel which obstructs the effective passage of fluid, thereby obstructing inflation and deflation of the bladder. The packer provides a fluid path to effectively communicate pressured fluid along the entire interior length of the bladder, thus effectively tolerating the fold and any otherwise fluid-obstructing seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventor: James V. Carisella
  • Patent number: 5417122
    Abstract: A fluid-coupled latch for a soil sampling system (including a sample barrel and a drive casing) includes an inflatable gland affixed to the sample barrel. When inflated, the latch engages the inner wall of the drive casing so that the sample barrel is held in a fixed position relative to the drive casing. The latch thus in effect rigidly couples the sample barrel to the drive casing so that the drive casing and sample barrel can be driven simultaneously into the soil while maintaining their initial relative positions. The pressure in the gland is regulated during sampling procedures. After the casing, barrel, and liners are advanced a selected depth into the soil, the latch is released by deflating the inflatable gland and the barrel and liners are removed using wire rope from a winch. The drive casing remains in the soil. An extension is attached to the drive casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Inventors: Michael B. Casey, Murray D. Einarson
  • Patent number: 5366020
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a reinflatable external casing packer which is operable in three modes, including: a filling mode of operation, a locking mode of operation, and a reinflation mode of operation. A valve system is provided which allows for selective filling and reinflation of the external casing packer in response to suspected or detected loss of pressure within the inflation chamber. The present invention may also be characterized as a method of placing a wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Vel Berzin, John R. Abarca
  • Patent number: 5291947
    Abstract: A tubing conveyed straddle packer system includes two inflatable packers interconnected with each other and spaced apart to provide for isolating a wellbore space for communicating pressure fluids between a formation zone of interest and the surface through the tubing string. An electrical cable extends within the tubing string and is operable to provide control signals to electrically controlled valves for inflation and deflation of the packers and for conveying fluids between the formation zone of interest and the tubing string and between the tubing string and the wellbore above and below the straddle packer system. A logging tool is interposed in the tubing string for precisely locating the straddle packer system in the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: Atlantic Richfield Company
    Inventor: Mark L. Stracke