Motor Runner Motivated By Reaction Type Jet Discharge Nozzle From Internal Working Fluid Conduit Patents (Class 415/80)
  • Patent number: 10648457
    Abstract: A flywheel energy storage device containing at least one rotary element (1) which is capable of floating and rotating on liquid and/or in liquid, at least one element which is capable of transferring energy onto the rotary element (1) and at least one generator (3) which is capable of transferring the energy from the rotary element (1) wherein the rotary element (1) is axleless. A method of use of the flywheel energy storage device in such manner that the energy is accumulated as kinetic energy of at least one rotary element (1) that floats and rotates on liquid or in liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NIORE IP, S.R.O.
    Inventor: Miroslav Novák
  • Patent number: 10544675
    Abstract: A turbine including a rotor assembly having a head adapted for engagement with a body including a passage for receipt of a fluid the passage being in communication with a flow chamber formed between the head and body on engagement of head with the body wherein the flow chamber is shaped to produce a laminar flow of the fluid out a plurality of nozzles disposed in the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: C I CORPORATION PTY LTD
    Inventor: Ahmed El Safty
  • Patent number: 10006289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reactive turbine apparatus that is easy to assemble. To this end, the reactive turbine apparatus includes: a rotation shaft formed of a certain length; a housing defining an inner space so as to be rotatably coupled to the rotation shaft, having an inlet formed through one side thereof through which working fluid can enter, and having an outlet formed through the other side thereof so that working fluid can be discharged to the outside; and at least one rotation unit disposed in the housing and coupled to the rotation shaft, disposed in a lengthwise direction of the rotation shaft, and rotating the rotation shaft by means of the working fluid that enters from the inlet of the housing and is discharged, wherein working fluid is prevented from leaking between the peripheral surface of the at least one rotation unit and the inner surface of the housing during the rotation of the rotation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: HK TURBINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Tae Kim, Young Il Chang, Jung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9132542
    Abstract: A power tool has a handle and a body. The handle is provided with a battery. A motor is fixed inside a shell of the tool. An impeller is driven by the motor to create an air current to cool the motor and the battery. A plurality of air outlets are formed in the shell at a position corresponding to the impeller. An air current channel is formed inside the handle and the body and connected to the environment via holes in an enclosure of the battery. A part of the air current passes through the air current channel to cool the battery before reaching the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: James Ching Sik Lau, Duncan Yiu Lung Wong, Chang Lin Jin, Aloys J. Liu
  • Publication number: 20150037134
    Abstract: The invention relates to mechanical engineering, in particular to air-driven, gas-driven and steam-driven turbines having increased power generation efficiency and reduced weight and dimensions. The invention can be used in electrical power generators, propulsion systems, refrigeration compressors, heat pumps, turbo-jet apparatuses and the like. A jet turbine according to the invention comprises a centrifugal wheel having blades and rotatably mounted on a shaft, for compressing a working medium, which is further directed via centrifugal passages having outlet openings into a toroid collector having a circular opening extending along its inner circumference and being sealingly attached to the centrifugal wheel, so that the outlet openings of the centrifugal passages in the wheel are in fluid connection with the inner chamber of the toroid collector, wherein the collector further has exhaust openings with jet nozzles mounted therein, arranged substantially along the outer circumference of the toroid collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Andrey Valer'evlch SHRAMKO, Sergei Konstantinovich ISAEV, Dmitri Georgievich GITA, Valeriy Igorevich OMAROV
  • Patent number: 8939725
    Abstract: A rotor system for an aircraft including a rotor (1) with a drive part (2) mounted rotatable about a rotation axis (8) and supporting the proximal end (9) of at least one rotor blade (3). The rotor system comprises a jet turbine (4) for providing pressurized exhaust gas to a rotary structure (7) having at least one jet nozzle outlet (6) and at least one jet stream duct (5) for transporting the pressurized exhaust gas from the turbine (4) to the jet nozzle outlet (6) to cause rotation of the rotary structure (7) by expelling the pressurized exhaust gas through the nozzle outlet (6). In addition, only the rotary structure (7) and not the rotor blade (3) comprise a jet stream duct (5) and a nozzle outlet (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: HeliScandia ApS
    Inventor: Gert Lading
  • Publication number: 20140252772
    Abstract: An apparatus of a gas turbine for the purpose of converting the pressure and temperature energy of a gas into rotational kinetic energy of a turbine; through an axial injection of such gas into the center of flat disks to perform work as the gas moves outward in one or more spirals cut out of these flat disks; such that the gas experiences a gradual release of pressure along the length of the spirals as the gas presses down on the width and length of the spiral; with the spiral being of many turns such that the radius of the spiral is a prescribed increasing function of turns of the radius; and the spiral has a long length in the order of a meter, a moderate width in the order of a centimeter, and a shallow depth being a small fraction of a millimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MONARCH POWER CORP.
    Inventors: Joseph Y. Hui, James M. Hussey, III
  • Publication number: 20140255155
    Abstract: A draining pump for a washing machine and the washing machine thereof are disclosed. The washing machine includes an inlet system, and a draining system containing the draining pump device. The draining pump has a draining motor, a pump shell, a spinning blade and a filter, wherein, an inlet nozzle and an outlet nozzle are also arranged on the pump shell, and the pump shell is internally arranged with a front pump chamber and a rear pump chamber which are communicated according to the water draining sequence; the spinning blade is arranged in the rear pump chamber and installed coaxially with a revolving shaft of the drain motor, the filter is arranged in the front pump chamber, and a pressure relief plate with pressure relief holes is arranged at one side of the outlet of the filter corresponding to the water spinning blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: HAIER GROUP CORPORATION, QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MACHING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haishan Liang, Peishi Lv, Sheng Xu, Haitao Li
  • Patent number: 8770916
    Abstract: Provide a hydroelectric power generation system that can increase generation efficiency by keeping the rotational resistance of the runner low, while preventing water contamination at the same time. The hydroelectric power generation system has: a first water storage tank 20 with a high-pressure water injection port 21 on the bottom face; a runner 40 which is stored in a condition of floating in the first water storage tank; and multiple transmission members 50 that contact the outer periphery surface of the runner and transmit the rotational force of the runner to the principal axis of rotation 61 in the generator unit 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Kiyotoshi Murai
  • Publication number: 20140186157
    Abstract: A hydroelectric power generation system has: a first water storage tank with a high-pressure water injection port on the bottom face; a runner which is stored in a condition of floating in the first water storage tank; and multiple transmission members that contact the outer periphery surface of the runner and transmit the rotational force of the runner to the principal axis of rotation in the generator unit. The runner has an introduction pipe that rises upward from an opening at the center of a bottom face to introduce high-pressure water; first guide pipes that extend radially from around the introduction pipe; and first injection nozzles provided at the tips of the first guide pipes, wherein the reactive force of the high-pressure water injected is utilized to turn the runner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Kiyotoshi MURAI
  • Publication number: 20140154052
    Abstract: Described herein is essentially a high-efficiency, hybrid fluid-aeolipile. In operation, this hybrid device is placed in the stream of a moving fluid, preferably air. Energy is extracted from the fluid stream by directing a portion of the stream through and, optionally, around the device. As the fluid-flow moves through the device, it is directed into nozzles. These nozzles, which are free to pivot in a cyclical manner, employ the established phenomenon of “nozzle-effect” to accelerate the velocity of the air-flow passing through them, which is ultimately ejected from each nozzle tip, producing thrust. This thrust, amplified by nozzle-effect, drives the nozzles to pivot around a shared axis. The wind energy, thereby converted into cyclical motion, that may be used to perform useful work, is converted with greater efficiency, than is possible in conventional blade-type wind turbines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: David Wenzhong Gao, Charles William Van Neste
  • Publication number: 20140133961
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a continuous driving force by providing kinetic energy of a liquid medium by means of bringing about differences in pressure in a closed system that is filled with liquid medium, in particular water, and gaseous medium, in particular air, and relates to a device for implementing the method, wherein the device consists of a vessel (1), which is enclosed on all sides, in which there is inserted an insert (2) that is open on its underside and in which a hollow body (3) with an outlet opening (4) is arranged on the upper side of the insert (2). Within the insert (2), a rotor (8) is arranged on a vertical shaft (7), said rotor (8) being driven by a motor (9). Fitted in the vessel (1) outside the insert (2) are one or more riser pipes (10), which are open at their lower ends and are inserted with their upper ends in the hollow body (3) above the insert (2) in a sealed-off manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Zeki Akbayir
  • Patent number: 8708640
    Abstract: A portion of the internal energy of a mass flow of a compressible fluid, such as air, is transformed efficiently into greatly increased flow kinetic energy by passing the flow through a set of converging nozzles in a cylindrical rotor; this accelerates the isentropic flow to sonic speed generating large thrust. The nozzle thrust generates torque, thus rotating the rotor which is coupled to a power take-off for doing useful work. The mass flow of air through the apparatus is supplied by a vacuum pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Bernard A. Power
  • Publication number: 20140020360
    Abstract: A power generator system utilizing the jet power of circulatory water flow in taper conduits is provided. The system comprises four jet components (10,20,30,40), a Pelton turbine generators and a pumping-up tail water circulation device. The jet components (10,20,30,40) comprises a taper conduits. The taper conduit is combined by a front big diameter conduit (12), a middle 30° taper conduit (5), and a rear small diameter nozzle (6). A horizontal high pressured pump (4) is provided in the front big diameter conduit (12), and supplies enough power to the water flow in the conduit when it runs. The taper conduit (5) can increase the velocity of water flow to form high speed jet flow of the rear small diameter nozzle (6). The group of Pelton turbine generators is driven to generate electricity by utilizing the jet flow. The pumping-up tail water circulation device pumps the tail water from the sealed tail water pond to the ground, to circularly supply the water needed by the taper conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Ching-Shih Teng
  • Publication number: 20130318974
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas turbine which includes: a gas expansion part that expands gas; a power generation part that generates a rotational force due to the gas expanded by the gas expansion part and has a turbine shaft so as to transfer the rotational force; and an air compression part that is combined with the turbine shaft of the power generation and rotates and compresses air so as to supply compressed air to the gas expansion part. The power generation part generates the rotational force when a nozzle assembly having at least one injection hole so as to inject the gas in a circumferential direction is combined with the turbine shaft and the gas is injected in the circumferential direction via the at least one injection hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Ki Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 8591174
    Abstract: Described herein is essentially a high-efficiency, hybrid fluid-aeolipile. In operation, this hybrid device is placed in the stream of a moving fluid, preferably air. Energy is extracted from the fluid stream by directing a portion of the stream through and, optionally, around the device. As the fluid-flow moves through the device, it is directed into nozzles. These nozzles, which are free to pivot in a cyclical manner, employ the established phenomenon of “nozzle-effect” to accelerate the velocity of the air-flow passing through them, which is ultimately ejected from each nozzle tip, producing thrust. This thrust, amplified by nozzle-effect, drives the nozzles to pivot around a shared axis. The wind energy, thereby converted into cyclical motion, that may be used to perform useful work, is converted with greater efficiency, than is possible in conventional blade-type wind turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: David Wenzhong Gao, Charles William Van Neste
  • Patent number: 8522552
    Abstract: A power generation system that includes a heat source loop, a heat engine loop, and a heat reclaiming loop. The heat can be waste heat from a steam turbine, industrial process or refrigeration or air-conditioning system, solar heat collectors or geothermal sources. The heat source loop may also include a heat storage medium to allow continuous operation even when the source of heat is intermittent. Heat from the heat source loop is introduced into the heat reclaiming loop or turbine loop. In the turbine loop a working fluid is boiled, injected into the turbine, recovered condensed and recycled. The power generation system further includes a heat reclaiming loop having a fluid that extracts heat from the turbine loop. The fluid of the heat reclaiming loop is then raised to a higher temperature and then placed in heat exchange relationship with the working fluid of the turbine loop. The power generating system is capable of using low temperature waste heat is approximately of 150 degrees F. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: American Thermal Power, LLC
    Inventors: Robert F. Waterstripe, Gary P. Hoffman, Richard L. Willoughby
  • Patent number: 8500389
    Abstract: A gas driven motor includes a housing, a gas driven rotating member including a rotor and a rotor shaft carrying the rotor and journalled in a first bearing and a second bearing supported in the housing, and a speed governor for controlling a pressure gas inlet flow in response to the rotation speed of the rotating member. The first bearing includes a set of rolling elements, an outer race arranged in the housing and an inner race arranged on a shaft portion of the rotating member, the set of rolling elements being in contact with the races on which the rolling elements roll. The motor further includes a coupling device arranged to couple the speed governor to the rolling elements of the first bearing, thereby transferring the rotary motion from the rolling elements to the speed governor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Anders Urban Nelson, Sten Herman Olsson
  • Patent number: 8491253
    Abstract: A turbine is operatively connected to load structure, to transmit rotary drive thereto, with two-phase flow nozzle receiving pressurized flow to rotate the turbine, the nozzle structure configured to expand flow consisting of two or more of the following phases: i) gas ii) liquid iii) gas and liquid mixture iv) supercritical gas and liquid mixture, and with efficient conversion of enthalpy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Energent Corporation
    Inventors: Lance G. Hays, Phillip R. Welch
  • Publication number: 20130156546
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a reaction-type turbine includes: a housing including a housing passage between an inlet and an outlet; a turbine shaft rotatably coupled to the housing to transmit torque; and at least one nozzle assembly coupled to the turbine shaft and rotatably provided in the housing passage. The nozzle assembly includes circumferential injection holes therein for injecting a high-pressure fluid in a circumferential direction and generating torque. Accordingly, when turbines having different capacities are manufactured, common parts can be compatibly used and assembling efficiency is improved. In addition, the eccentric rotation of the turbine shaft is prevented to significantly improve the durability of the reaction-type turbine. Furthermore, since the injection holes are long, the reaction-type turbine can be miniaturized and the efficiency thereof is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: HK TURBINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Tae Kim, Young Il Chang, Je Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8461702
    Abstract: A system for transporting an ore pulp (S) in a line system (2) located along a gradient, wherein the ore pulp (S) flows in the line system by the effect of gravity, has at least one generator station (8) located in the line system (2), the station comprising a flow machine (11) driven by the ore pulp (S) and a generator (14) coupled to the flow machine (11) for producing electrical energy as components of the transport system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Julio Cortés, Michael Riebensahm, Christian Schiller, Otto Schäfer, Kurt Tischler
  • Patent number: 8444374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydroelectric machine. According to the invention, the machine includes: at least two pipes (10, 11) connected to a ballast (8) and to a horizontal bar (14), bearing a vertical axis (15) driving a first gear manipulation box (25) and then the rotor of a first generator (27); blades (16) opposite the openings (12, 13) of the pipes (10, 11), carried by bearings (17) and beams (18), and by a second structure (24) via rolling bearings (22), the beams (18) leading to a hollow cylinder (31) driving, via two sprockets (28, 29) and an axis (30), a second gear manipulation box (31) and then the rotor of a second generator (33); cylindrical steel frames (38, 40, 42, 44, 47, 49) bearing shoulders and rolling bearings (39, 41, 43, 45, 46, 48, 50); a power supply for powering two needle latches (59, 60) via two concentric metal hoops (55, 56) and two brushes (57, 58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Nabil Frangie
  • Patent number: 8292569
    Abstract: An air regulator comprises a housing, a shaft, a first air regulation member and an elastic ring. The shaft is rotationally fixed within the housing. The first air regulation member is coaxially coupled to the shaft and has a plurality of first air flow apertures positioned radially about the shaft. The elastic ring is configured and positioned to centrifugally deform and increasingly block the first air flow apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Schmid & Wezel GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Jan Sitzler
  • Publication number: 20120134776
    Abstract: The nozzle (10) is suitable for expanding a saturated flow (D) and comprises a converging portion (2), a throat (3), a tube (4), and a mixer element (5) downstream from said throat (3) and suitable for mixing the vapor and liquid phases of the saturated flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS ARMINES
    Inventors: Elias Bou Lawz Ksayer, Denis Clodic
  • Publication number: 20120009055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reaction-type turbine. The reaction-type turbine of the present invention is configured such that a jet and rotating unit and a turbine shaft rotate by the repulsive force generated when steam spurts from the jet and rotating unit, so as to generate propulsion force. Thus, the operating stability of a steam turbine can be maintained even when condensate water is mixed with the steam, and manufacturing costs can be significantly reduced. Further, in order to reduce a loss of energy, the flow resistance of the steam is remarkably reduced or pressure leakage is prevented, thereby obtaining a low-cost and high-efficiency turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: HK TURBINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ki-Tae Kim
  • Publication number: 20110311347
    Abstract: A flash steam powered flywheel turbine is provided comprising a stator housing with an internal channel for the flash and expansion of steam, the channel having a plurality of jet orifices to direct jets of expanding steam toward a rotary flywheel which is fixed to a rotational shaft within the stator housing. The rotary flywheel. is fitted with a plurality of inlet jet passages generally extending radially inwardly from the peripheral surface of the flywheel and oriented such that the force of expanding and impinging steam causes the flywheel to rotate about its central axis. Each inlet jet passage merges into one or more outlet jet passages oriented generally laterally such that the force of discharging steam causes further rotation in reaction to the discharging steam. The discharging steam is directed against steps or depressions formed on the inner lateral walls of the stator housing to add a jet-propulsion effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: John Marsden
  • Patent number: 8038385
    Abstract: A spindle device driven by driving fluid, having accurate rotation and superior quietness. The device includes a stator having at least one inlet for introducing the driving fluid, a rotor having at least one flange arranged outside of the stator and provided with nozzles for jetting the driving fluid, and a static-pressure fluid bearing for rotatably supporting the rotor with respect to the stator. The stator has a first inner path for conducting the driving fluid introduced from the inlet to the rotor and the rotor has a second inner path communicating with the first inner path of the stator for conducting the driving fluid to the nozzles. The driving fluid introduced from the inlet of the stator is jetted from the nozzles of the rotor through the first and second inner paths to rotate the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd
    Inventors: Tomohiko Kawai, Kenzo Ebihara, Takeshi Ooki
  • Patent number: 7967552
    Abstract: A rotary atomiser drive spindle for use as part of a rotary atomiser, the drive spindle comprising a shaft which carries a turbine and a body which comprises at least one supply channel for supplying gas to the turbine for rotatingly driving the shaft relative to the body. The turbine comprises a rotor body portion, which is ring shaped, and a plurality of blades projecting from one of the generally flat surfaces of the rotor body portion. Generally radial gas paths through the turbine are defined by adjacent pairs of blades. The at least one supply channel comprises a nozzle portion from which, in use, gas leaves the body of the spindle towards the turbine. Each nozzle comprises an outlet and the cross sectional area of the gas passage through the nozzle portion decreases monotonically from the inlet of the nozzle to the outlet. Two turbines may be provided and exhaust air may be used for cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventors: Neil Edward Brett, Graham Cox, Chris Robinson
  • Patent number: 7930875
    Abstract: In an engine, a rotor having a folded jet pipe is rotatably supported in a sealed container filled with a liquid. A heating portion is inserted in a center cylinder at the center of the rotor, and a fluid of a high temperature is passed therethrough to vaporize the liquid sucked through the suction pipe of the rotor. A mixture of steam and liquid is jetted from the jet pipe due to the pressure of the steam that is vaporized to rotate the rotor. A check valve for jetting and a check valve for suction are disposed at the ends of the jet pipe and the suction pipe. The jetted steam is guided to a condenser disposed on the sealed container, and is condensed and is refluxed into the sealed container. A vacuum pump is connected to the condenser, and the pressure in the sealed container is held at the saturated steam pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Yasushi Yamamoto, Makoto Abe
  • Patent number: 7841166
    Abstract: A simply constituted steam engine efficiently obtains mechanical energy not only from a heat source of a high temperature but also from the exhaust heat of an internal combustion engine and various kinds of heat sources of a low-temperature state such as the solar heat. In the engine, a rotor (5) having a folded jet pipe (51) is rotatably supported in a sealed container (1) filled with a liquid. A heating portion (9) is inserted in a center cylinder (50) at the center of the rotor, and a fluid of a high temperature is passed therethrough to vaporize the liquid sucked through the suction pipe (52) of the rotor (5). A mixture of steam and liquid is jetted from the jet pipe (51) due to the pressure of the steam that is vaporized to rotate the rotor (5). A check valve (53) for jetting and a check valve (54) for suction are disposed at the ends of the jet pipe (51) and the suction pipe (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Abe, Yasushi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7824149
    Abstract: A turbine has a hollow conical rotor sealed by a base end cap. The outer race of a bearing is centered and mounted on the end cap. An intake shaft mounted within the bearing's inner race passes through the race. High-pressure fluid introduced into a passage within the intake shaft passes through a nozzle arm and nozzle mounted on the intake shaft within the interior of the rotor and is directed by the nozzle against the inner surface of the rotor. Friction and adhesion between the fluid and the inner surface transfers kinetic energy to the rotor, causing it to rotate. Fluid is exhausted from the interior of the cone through a passage in an output shaft attached to the apex of the rotor. Mechanical power may be extracted from the rotating output shaft directly, or through pulleys, gears, or other means. The turbine may be enhanced by addition of a cylinder between the base of the cone and the end cap, providing more surface area for energy exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Momentum Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Brewer
  • Patent number: 7722313
    Abstract: Device for converting kinetic energy contained in a fluid, into mechanical energy, coupled to an either gaseous or liquid fluid mass outlet secondary conduit, constituted by a fixed main conduit receptor of said fluid mass and a movable conduit coaxially attached to an axial flow rotor and associated to an outer supporting frame, including this assembly a flange abutting with said fixed conduit; both conduits are assembled by a fitting device comprising a lid, sealing washers, bearings and retaining ring acting on spacing sleeves and a locking nut; the movable conduit attached to the rotor rotates along its axis and coaxial to said fixed conduit without a major axial displacement; within said rotor it is lodged a hub and a deflector capable of directing the fluid's flow toward passages within the hollow blades and their corresponding exits at the end of each blade, constituting each one of said exit outlets an ejector means for the fluid, thereby achieving the rotational movement of the rotor on its axis; att
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Crescencio Dilorio
  • Patent number: 7708522
    Abstract: A rotor of a supersonic rotary heat engine comprises a rotor axis about which the rotor is adapted and configured to rotate, a plurality of thrust matter passageways, and a plurality of cooling passageways. Each of the thrust matter passageways is at least partially bound by a gas permeable wall. The outlet port of each thrust matter passageway is adapted and configured to discharge gaseous fluid into an exhaust environment external to the rotor in a manner creating a torque on the rotor about the rotor axis. Each of the cooling passageways is in fluid communication with a respective one of the thrust matter passageways via the gas permeable wall that at least partially bounds the respective thrust matter passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Innovative Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Schlote
  • Publication number: 20100064952
    Abstract: A combustion device, relying on the Newtonian principle of equal and opposite reaction to create rotational output, using dust/air mixtures for creating explosions within the burn chambers, creating distilled water and sodium carbonate as byproducts, and using washable rotating screens and liquid scrubbers to purify exhaust, and centrifuges in turn to purify and recirculate the scrubbing means
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Lawrence George BROWN
  • Publication number: 20100061838
    Abstract: A rotating device for producing pressure from a process substance by expansion, which device includes a U-channel structure (120) rotatably arranged on an axis (121, 122) including an expansion point (105) arranged at the periphery of the rotating device, a sinking channel (104) for delivery of compressed process substance to said expansion point (105), a rising channel (107) for delivery of expanded process substance from said expansion point (105) to a regulating valve (110) for delivery of said process substance under high pressure to an outlet channel (112) for said compressed process substance to an energy recovery device, driving devices in order to rotate said U-channel structure (120) around the axis (121, 122).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Age Jorgen Skomsvold
  • Publication number: 20090220329
    Abstract: A rotor for a radial flow turbine has an impulse chamber (51) having an inlet defined in a circumferential surface of the rotor and a reaction chamber (62) having an outlet defined in the circumferential surface of the rotor. The impulse chamber is in fluid communication with the reaction chamber, and the reaction chamber outlet is axially displaced from the impulse chamber inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: John D. Pickard
  • Patent number: 7566208
    Abstract: A non-electric drive mechanism connectable to a submersible pump for pumping a fluid from a wellbore to the surface, the drive mechanism including a shaft rotatably disposed within a housing, the shaft operationally connectable to the submersible pump, at least one fan connected to the shaft and a supply manifold positioned to pass a pressurized fluid across the at least one fan in a manner to rotate the fan and the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Enrique C. Santos
  • Publication number: 20090053037
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to a turbine vane in which the inner and outer platforms are located substantially entirely on either the pressure side or the suction side of the airfoil. When a plurality of such vanes are installed in the turbine, a seam is formed by the circumferential end of the inner and outer platforms and a portion of the airfoil of a neighboring vane. During engine operation, a high pressure coolant is supplied to at least one of the platforms. The coolant can leak through the seam. Because the seam is located proximate the airfoil, the coolant leakage through the seam can be productively used to cool the transition region between the vane platforms and the airfoil. In addition to such cooling benefits, aspects of the invention can result in a potential increase in engine efficiency as well as component life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Bonnie D. Marini, Anthony L. Schiavo
  • Publication number: 20090028691
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for generating rotational torque utilizing a jet stream created by a converging-diverging nozzle within a cylindrical housing wherein the jet stream flows along an internal circumference of said cylindrical housing. Such a high velocity jet stream can be used to drive a rotor within said cylindrical housing to generate the desired torque, which in turn can be used to generate energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Tai Huang
  • Publication number: 20080247861
    Abstract: To ensure that liquid and/or vapours do not escape from a tank space during cleaning by means of cleaning equipment, a housing (2) is provided with magnetic coupling equipment according to the invention, comprising two cooperating pole elements (8,9) which extend hermetically isolated from each other with pole parts extending in the turbine housing (3) on the tank space side and the gear housing (1) itself outside the tank space, respectively. This provides a considerable degree of security against liquid and gas leakage, while making it possible to achieve a compact structure with easy access for service and maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: ALFA LAVAL TANK EQUIPMENT A/S
    Inventor: Henrik Falster-Hansen
  • Patent number: 7314347
    Abstract: A bladeless pressurized fluid turbine engine having a bladeless turbine, internal, concentric or circumferential shaft fluid ways which transmit pressurized gas to the turbine, and a pair of opposing pressurized fluid intake assemblies. Each intake assembly has a fixed outer housing, two or more shaft seals sealing between the shaft and the outer housing forming fluid supply chambers between adjacent shaft seals, and a pair of shaft bearings bearing between the shaft and the outer housing. The outer housing has one or more fluid intake ports for each fluid supply chamber and each shaft fluid way has a shaft fluid intake which is hydraulically connected to a fluid supply chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: N.P. Johnson Family Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Neldon P. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7092795
    Abstract: In a turbine apparatus comprising a runner rotatable to be rotationally driven by a water, a gain of a derivative calculation element generating a derivative component of a control signal for controlling a flow rate of the water which derivative component is to be applied to the derivative calculation element and the integration calculation element by performing differentiation on a difference between an actual rotational speed and a desired rotational speed of the runner with respect to a time proceeding has a value sufficiently increased to converge a value of the control signal toward a desired value in accordance with the time proceeding in S-characteristic portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 7072744
    Abstract: In a turbine apparatus comprising a runner rotatable to be rotationally driven by a water, a gain of a derivative calculation element generating a derivative component of a control signal for controlling a flow rate of the water which derivative component is to be applied to the derivative calculation element and the integration calculation element by performing differentiation on a difference between an actual rotational speed and a desired rotational speed of the runner with respect to a time proceeding has a value sufficiently increased to converge a value of the control signal toward a desired value in accordance with the time proceeding in S-characteristic portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 7021889
    Abstract: A gas-jet driven rotary device is provided which, when being operated, creates a field which may be utilized to treat a variety of electrical, chemical, and mechanical systems, device and/or components for increased performance gains. The device includes a wheel-like rotor mounted between parallel walls defining part of a housing capable of being hermetically sealed such that a vacuum may be formed within the housing. One feature of the rotor is the structure forming the arcuate segment of the passageway around the shaft, which includes a flexible inner tube centered concentrically within a rigid outer tube or conduit of larger diameter. The annular space between the inner and outer tubes is in communication with the atmosphere. To power the rotary device, compressed gas is fed to it through the inlet opening into the passageway. The gas flows through the passageway and out the exit port in the form of a jet which imparts thrust to the rotor and causes it to spin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Karl Martin Aegerter
  • Patent number: 6997674
    Abstract: A bladeless pressurized fluid turbine engine having a bladeless turbine, internal, concentric or circumferential shaft fluid ways which transmit pressurized gas to the turbine, and a pressurized fluid intake assembly. The intake assembly has a fixed outer housing, two or more shaft seals sealing between the shaft and the outer housing forming fluid supply chambers between adjacent shaft seals, and a pair of shaft bearings bearing between the shaft and the outer housing. The outer housing has one or more fluid intake ports for each fluid supply chamber and each shaft fluid way has a shaft fluid intake which is hydraulically connected to a fluid supply chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: N. P. Johnson Family Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Neldon P. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6996971
    Abstract: A jet-propelled rotary engine comprises a stator and a rotor operatively coupled to the stator for rotation of the rotor relative to the stator about a rotor axis. The rotor comprises at least first and second jet assemblies wherein the first jet assembly defines a first converging flow region, a first diverging flow region downstream of the first converging flow region, and a first discharge port and wherein the second jet assembly defines a second converging flow region, a second diverging flow region downstream of the second converging flow region, and a second discharge port. The rotary engine further comprises a combustion region having an upstream portion and is adapted to cause a combustion reaction of an oxygen-fuel mixture in the combustion region in a manner to form combustion reaction products which comprise at least a part of thrust matter to be discharged through the discharge ports of the first and second jet assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Innovative Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Schlote
  • Patent number: 6929444
    Abstract: A rotary expansible chamber device includes a sealable shell member with a hollow interior and a cylindrical stator member, with stepped interior surface, rigidly secured interior the shell member. A cylindrical rotor member is positioned concentrically interior the cylindrical stator member, forming a plurality of chambers with the stator member's continuously stepped, interior surface. The rotor member is supported by a central shaft member rotatably secured to the shell member. The rotor member includes a plurality of radial channels with outlets at the rotor member's periphery, adjacent the stator member's stepped interior surface. The radial channels are in fluid communication with a channel interior the central shaft member. A planar collar member is fastened to each side of the rotor member. The collar members essentially covert he cylindrical stator member circumferential to the rotor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Gerald F. Bomski
  • Publication number: 20040191055
    Abstract: A gas-jet driven rotary device is provided which, when being operated, creates a field which may be utilized to treat a variety of electrical, chemical, and mechanical systems, device and/or components for increased performance gains. The device includes a wheel-like rotor mounted between parallel walls defining part of a housing capable of being hermetically sealed such that a vacuum may be formed within the housing. One feature of the rotor is the structure forming the arcuate segment of the passageway around the shaft, which includes a flexible inner tube centered concentrically within a rigid outer tube or conduit of larger diameter. The annular space between the inner and outer tubes is in communication with the atmosphere. To power the rotary device, compressed gas is fed to it through the inlet opening into the passageway. The gas flows through the passageway and out the exit port in the form of a jet which imparts thrust to the rotor and causes it to spin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Karl Martin Aegerter
  • Patent number: 6783320
    Abstract: Pressurized gas turbine engine with efficiency enhanced by an electrothermodynamic power convertor. The turbine has peripheral nozzles which are supplied with pressurized gas or pressurized liquid by internal nozzle gas ways. Pressurized liquid is flashed by the nozzles. The electrothermodynamic power convertor has a collector plate which envelopes the turbine engine expansion chamber and a charged screen which is positioned radially between the gas nozzles and the collector plate. Collector plate insulation is affixed between the collector plate and the walls of the expansion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: International Automated Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Neldon P. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6779964
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for facilitating the movement of fluids, transferring mechanical power to fluid mediums, as well as deriving power from moving fluids. The present invention employs an impeller system in a variety of applications involving the displacement of fluids, including for example, any conventional pumps, fans, compressors, generators, circulators, blowers, generators, turbines, transmissions, various hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel Christopher Dial