Including Means Utilizing Pump Fluid For Augmenting Cooling, Lubricating, Sealing, Or Cleaning Of Motor Patents (Class 417/366)
  • Patent number: 10865701
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a compressor coolant chamber. In one example, a system comprising dividing the coolant chamber into two portions, a first portion adapted to couple to a second portion and shape a coolant chamber therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Liangjun Hu, Jianwen James Yi
  • Patent number: 10823171
    Abstract: Disclosed is a scroll compressor comprising a housing; a crankshaft rotor assembly and a stator assembly which are disposed inside the housing; a frame, which is provided inside the housing and corresponds to the refrigerant inlet, the frame dividing the interior cavity of the housing into an independent upper cavity and an independent lower cavity; a first baffle component is arranged on the frame at a position corresponding to the refrigerant inlet; a second baffle component extends through the frame and connects the upper cavity to the lower cavity; the frame is provided with an oil guide hole; an oil dispersing device is arranged at an outlet of the oil guide hole to disperse oil. Also provided is an electrical product comprising the scroll compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Jian Diao, Qiuhe Guo, Yusheng Hu, Zhenwen Cao, Xiaolei Li
  • Patent number: 10815996
    Abstract: The present invention relates primarily to a method for controlling the rotational rate of a compressor, which controls, in particular, the rotational rate of a rotating compression element of the compressor. The invention furthermore relates to a compressor, e.g. a compressor for generating pressurized air. The compressor is to be operated at a rotational rate, when in operation, with a mean value that is at least as high as a minimum mean value, in order to ensure the functionality of the compressor. According to the method, a temporally variable target rotational rate of the compressor that is necessary for obtaining a temporally variable output performance from a compressor is determined. In accordance with the invention, a lower rotational rate limit is raised if the temporal mean of the variable target rotational rate is lower than the minimal mean value for the rotational rate of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GARDNER DENVER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Georg Klaus, Norbert Rheinländer
  • Patent number: 10774841
    Abstract: A fan motor assembly capable of improving efficiency of a motor by minimizing flow loss, and a vacuum cleaner having the same includes a case, a motor installed inside the case to form a suction force, an impeller rotatably installed on a shaft of the motor, and a guide fan configured to guide air that is suctioned by the motor, wherein the guide fan includes a first guide unit configured to increase pressure of the suctioned air and a second guide unit provided at an upper side of the first guide unit to be in contact with the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyeon Joon Oh
  • Patent number: 10618637
    Abstract: A cooled compressor system is provided including: a compressor that in operation compresses air; an electric motor that in operation drives the compressor, the electric motor having a back iron, a motor stator radially inward from the back iron, and a motor rotor radially inward from the motor stator; an airflow system fluidly connected to the compressor, the airflow system in operation directs air through the back iron and in between the motor stator and motor rotor; an airflow inlet that in operation allows an inflow of air to the airflow system; and an airflow outlet that in operation allows an outflow of air from the airflow system; wherein the air travels from the airflow inlet to the airflow outlet through the compressor and the airflow system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Debabrata Pal
  • Patent number: 10590939
    Abstract: A fluid transfer pump assembly that includes a motor enclosure assembly that forms a motor cavity sized to receive a motor. The motor enclosure includes a flame path that extends from an interior joint to an exterior joint. The interior joint faces the motor cavity and the exterior joint faces exterior of the motor enclosure assembly. A heat sink is located in the motor cavity of the motor enclosure assembly. A portion of the heat sink abuts the interior joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Tuthill Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Wenger, Nicholas G. Till, Wayne A. Hughes, Jr., Jacob J. Berry, Lester B. Ashe
  • Patent number: 10400801
    Abstract: A compact unit has an electric motor accommodated in housing parts (7, 55) of a unit housing (45) and driving at least one hydraulic pump and giving off heat at the same time, an air heat-exchanging device, and a fan (19) drivable to produce an air flow. A flow-conducting device (47, 55) divides the air flow at least in a first partial flow flowing around the electric motor and a second partial flow flowing to the heat-exchanging device in the unit housing (45). Alternatively, arranged in series, the air flow first flows against the electric motor and then the heat-exchanging device, or that the incidence of the air flow occurs at least partially in the reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HYDAC FLUIDTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Boehler, Markus Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10323642
    Abstract: A pump motor having a permanent magnet rotor, a containment shell, a wound stator, a motor housing, a pump head, a shaft, which is secured in the containment shell on the one hand and in the pump head on the other hand, and a fixed bearing, which is pressed or injected into the permanent magnet rotor and rotatably mounts it on the shaft. The pump motor provides a reliable and economically producible bearing of the permanent magnet rotor on the shaft in a generic pump motor, in which the bearing abutting uniformly against the shaft over the entire bearing length and during a complete rotation can be achieved, small angle errors can be compensated, and noises can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BÜHLER MOTOR GMBH
    Inventor: Klaus Weiske
  • Patent number: 10260503
    Abstract: An electric compressor includes a rotary shaft, an electric motor, a compression mechanism, and a housing. The electric motor has a stator including a cylindrical stator core and a coil that has a coil end. The housing has a suction port and a main passage through which a fluid is flowed. An introduction hole through which the fluid is introduced into the compression mechanism is disposed opposite from the main passage. The housing has a coil end area in which a coil end of is disposed. The suction port and the introduction hole are connected via the main passage and the coil end area. The housing further has a groove including a first groove portion and a second groove portion having a depth greater than the first groove portion. A cross sectional are of a first passage portion is smaller than a cross sectional area of the main passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Onara, Yumin Hishinuma, Hiroyuki Gennami, Muneharu Murase
  • Patent number: 10240504
    Abstract: An amount of electric power consumption by a battery is reduced, and deterioration of a coil is suppressed by efficiently heating an injector and melting urea crystals at an early stage. A control device for a reducing agent injection device fills the device with a reducing agent at a start-up of an internal combustion engine and executes control for injecting the reducing agent into an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine by the injector. The control device includes an energization control section that executes energization control in which, after an exhaust temperature of the internal combustion engine becomes equal to or higher than a specified threshold value, a temperature of the injector is increased by energizing the coil of the injector for a specified time and melting of the crystals of the reducing agent precipitated in the injector is promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bosch Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakao, Fumiyasu Kurogi, Akira Kunishima, Atsushi Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Syogo Tashiro, Wataru Domon
  • Patent number: 10197058
    Abstract: Screw compressor with a compression chamber that is formed by a compression housing, in which a pair of meshed helical compressor rotors in the form of a screw are rotatably mounted and with a drive motor that is provided with a motor chamber formed by a motor housing, in which a motor shaft is rotatably mounted. The motor shaft drives at least one of the aforementioned two compressor rotors, where the compression housing and the motor housing are connected directly together to form a compressor housing, where the motor chamber and the compression chamber are not sealed off from one another and where the rotor shafts of the compressor rotors, as well as the motor shaft, extend along axial directions that are oblique or transverse to the horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventor: Andries Jan F. Desiron
  • Patent number: 10174761
    Abstract: A synchronous electric motor for operating a pump includes a motor body, a stator and a rotor coupled to an impeller of the pump. The motor also comprises a cylindrical element that extends towards the inside of the motor body from one of its outer walls so as to define a first cylindrical cavity open to the outside to insert inside the rotor, wherein the rotor has a circular cross section essentially corresponding to the inner section of the cylindrical element so that the rotor is in contact with the cylindrical element and then there is a friction between the rotor and the cylindrical element when the rotor rotates, and the rotor is shaftless and axially and directly coupled to the impeller of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HYDOR SRL
    Inventor: Valerio Bresolin
  • Patent number: 10119542
    Abstract: An electric compressor includes a cover. The cover is reinforced by forming straight ribs, ring ribs, connection ribs, or hexagonal ribs having a honeycomb structure. The straight ribs, rings ribs, connection ribs, or hexagonal ribs are formed on the inner side or the outer side of a body of the cover on a side of an inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Eun Seok Kang, Jung Seon Kim, Sung Jun Park, Seung Hwan Shin, Young Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10060432
    Abstract: A motor pump unit with a multipart housing comprises a reversible internal gear machine and an electric motor with a rotor and a stator, which is coupled to the internal gear machine via a shaft rotatably mounted in the housing. One shaft end extends from the internal gear machine axially through the rotor that is carried by the shaft. First and second connecting channel ends in the working chamber of the internal gear machine are connected via check valves in the housing to a leakage channel loop, which is fluidically connected to a leakage channel that is fluidically connected to the working chamber, and which has a shaft leakage channel extending axially through the shaft and a rotor leakage channel that is fluidically connected thereto and extends axially through the rotor and/or a gap leakage channel between the rotor and stator, which is fluidically connected to the shaft leakage channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Eckerle Industrie-Elektronik GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Pippes, Dominik Ketterer
  • Patent number: 10047767
    Abstract: A motor pump unit for a high-pressure cleaning appliance is provided, in which the cleaning liquid conveyed by the pump assembly is used for cooling the motor, comprising a motor housing which surrounds the motor, and a cooling channel which surrounds the motor and through which the cleaning liquid can flow for heat dissipation. To provide a motor pump unit having a level of electrical safety which is higher than that of a conventional motor pump unit, the cooling channel surround the motor housing, and the motor pump unit comprise at least one thermally conductive spacer element by way of which the cooling channel is spaced from the motor housing. A high-pressure cleaning appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sven Dirnberger, Timo Spengler, Rudi Bareiter, Markus Fischer, Juergen Kloepfer, Alexander Rubbe
  • Patent number: 9973055
    Abstract: An electric compressor including a compression mechanism, an electric motor driving the compression mechanism, a housing accommodating the compression mechanism and the electric motor, an inverter box located on an outer surface of the housing, an inverter substrate accommodated in the inverter box and having an inverter circuit supplying electric power to the electric motor, the inverter substrate having a first surface and a second surface that is a reverse surface of the first surface, a plurality of fastening members fixing the inverter substrate to the inverter box, and a reinforcing member having a first end fixed to the inverter box and a second end soldered to the first surface or the second surface of the inverter substrate. The reinforcing member extends toward the first surface or the second surface of the inverter substrate in the inverter box. The reinforcing member is not electrically connected to the inverter circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ken Suitou, Kazuhiro Kuroki, Takuro Mizuno, Tatsuya Koide, Yusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9915254
    Abstract: A compressor frame structure is provided for providing flow paths of cooling substance near an upper region of a cylinder, and includes a center ring on the frame structure having an opening for accommodating insertion of the cylinder, a plurality of flow channels near the upper region of the cylinder around an inner surface of the frame structure, and wherein the plurality of flow channels include a plurality of outer flow channels around an outer circumferential surface of the center ring, and a plurality of inner flow channels around an inner circumferential surface of the center ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: MAT INDUSTRIES, LLC.
    Inventor: Mark W. Wood
  • Patent number: 9863424
    Abstract: A subsea pump, distinctive in that it comprises a pressure housing divided into two compartments; a compartment with pump or impellers arranged on a shaft and a compartment with motor or a stator; a diaphragm arranged sealingly between the compartments, a magnetic coupling between the compartments, through the diaphragm; and a pressure compensation system for balancing the pressure on the diaphragm of the motor or stator compartment side to the pressure on the diaphragm of the pump or impeller compartment side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Aker Subsea AS
    Inventor: Gunder Homstvedt
  • Patent number: 9850901
    Abstract: A compressor may include a compression mechanism and a shell assembly. The shell assembly may include first and second snap rings, a body, and first and second caps cooperating with the body to enclose the compression mechanism therein. The body may include first and second ends and an inner surface extending between both ends. The first cap may be received within the first end and may include a first side wall having a first groove. The second cap may be received within the second end and may include a second side wall having a second groove. The first snap ring may be disposed within the first groove and may engage the first end to restrict removal of the first cap from the body. The second snap ring may be disposed within the second groove and may engage the second end to restrict removal of the second cap from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirill M. Ignatiev, John Sheridan
  • Patent number: 9829000
    Abstract: The pump has a pump body having a pump body portion with a vent hole to allow air entrapped in the pump body to bleed out to atmosphere and allow liquid to fill the pump body in order to get the pump running, and also includes a tab receiving portion having a rim defining an opening; and a pump/strainer assembly that includes a base with slots/openings formed therein to receive and strain liquid to be pumped, and includes a strainer retaining tab with a raised rim to be received in the opening of the tab receiving portion and circumferentially engaged by the rim of the opening to hold together the pump/strainer assembly and the pump body. The at least one tab receiving portion and the strainer retaining tab are dimensioned to conceal the vent hole and substantially prevent the liquid from bleeding through the vent hole and squirting outside of the pump body when the pump is running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Flow Control LLC.
    Inventor: Randall H. Moormann
  • Patent number: 9810219
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor that includes a compression unit, an electric motor, a housing, a cover, and a motor driving circuit. A metal terminal electrically connects the electric motor to the motor driving circuit. A coupling base is coupled to the housing, and the motor driving circuit is coupled to the coupling base. Each of the coupling base and the housing includes an insertion portion through which the metal terminal is inserted. At least one of the coupling base and the housing includes a protrusion. The protrusion is separated from the insertion portions. At least the other of the coupling base and the housing includes a receiving portion that receives the protrusion. The coupling base is positioned relative to the housing by connection of the insertion portion of the coupling base and the insertion portion of the housing and by engagement of the protrusion and receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ken Suitou, Yusuke Kinoshita, Shingo Enami, Junya Yano
  • Patent number: 9765651
    Abstract: A heat exchange system for producing superheated working fluid for a steam turbine from expected supercritical hydrothermal fluid from a geothermal reservoir, including a header-type heater with a shell is provided. An inlet is conducted to a feed pipe for transporting the expected supercritical hydrothermal fluid from the geothermal reservoir into the shell and where an outlet is conducted to a drain pipe for transporting the condensed hydrothermal fluid from the shell to a disposal, working fluid pipes circulating feed water from a condenser of the steam turbine into a heat exchange bundle system within the shell and retrieving superheated steam from the heat exchange bundle system for the steam turbine, a spraying device is arranged within the shell for spraying a first bundle of the heat exchange bundle system, and a mixing device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: NEM Energy B.V.
    Inventor: Peter Simon Rop
  • Patent number: 9677548
    Abstract: A pump comprises at least one piston slidable within an opening along a movement direction in order to vary the volume of a chamber. The pump further comprises a casing within which a driving device is housed for moving the piston, and a head within which the chamber is at least partially obtained, the chamber being partially delimited by the piston. A high pressure sealing element is located in a proximal position with respect to the chamber and a low pressure sealing element is located in a distal position with respect to the chamber to stop any quantities of liquid that the high pressure sealing element has let through. The high pressure sealing element is housed inside the head and the low pressure sealing element is housed inside the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LEUCO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gianni Paderni, Fabio Pedroni
  • Patent number: 9651044
    Abstract: An electric compressor is provided with a compression mechanism, an electric motor, a motor housing, discharge housing and an intermediate pressure housing. The compression mechanism has a compression chamber and is driven by the electric motor. The motor housing accommodates therein the electric motor and the compression mechanism and formed therein an injection port. The discharge housing has therein a discharge chamber into which compressed refrigerant is discharged. The intermediate pressure housing has therein an introduction port for introducing intermediate pressure refrigerant from an external refrigerant circuit and a communication passage that provides communication between the introduction port and the injection port of the motor housing. The motor housing, discharge housing and the intermediate pressure housing has a bolt fastening hole, and a bolt is inserted in the bolt fastening holes to integrally fix the motor housing, discharge housing and the intermediate pressure housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Ken Suitou, Kazuo Murakami, Yoshikazu Fukutani, Shinji Tsubai
  • Patent number: 9500393
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present system disclose a system for an optimal cooling by a thermoelectric cooling module and an electric fan thereof. The system comprises a thermoelectric cooling module, an electric fan and a housing. The thermoelectric cooling module comprises a plurality of thermoelectric sub-modules, a hot side management module, a cold side management module and an integrated control module. The present invention provides an optimal cooling on the basis of an external weather condition. The present invention further provides an optimal cooling by implementing an efficient fluid circulation mechanism. The present invention also provides a dynamic management over the working of various modules of the said system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Vaidyanathan Anandhakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9492764
    Abstract: An actuator has a support plate, a pump head in thermally conductive contact with the support plate, and an actuator body. Cooling means is disposed between the support plate and the actuator body. The cooling means is configured to remove and transfer heat from the pump head to the actuator body. In one embodiment, the cooling means includes two thermally conductive plates (called cold-side and hot-side plates) and a thermoelectric device disposed in thermally conductive contact between the cold-side and hot-side plates. The cold-side plate is in thermal communication with the pump head through the support plate. The hot-side plate is in thermal communication with the actuator body. The thermoelectric device is configured to transfer heat from the cold-side plate, which is in thermal communication with the pump head, to the hot-side plate, which is in thermal communication with the actuator body, thereby removing heat from the pump head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt D. Joudrey, Paul E. Linderson
  • Patent number: 9475382
    Abstract: An endoskeleton to support a fuel tank body and establish a fuel tank. The endoskeleton may include columns to support fuel system components, first and second beams staggered with respect to one another and having tank contact portions attachable to the tank body, and walls extending between adjacent first and second beams to baffle fuel and to yieldably restrain movement of the body. The fuel tank body may have a wall thickness of about 2 to 4 mm, and a combined weight of the tank body and the endoskeleton may be less than a weight of the fuel tank if the body were about 4 to 6 mm in wall thickness. Also, an endoskeleton-to-tank body contact surface area ratio may be greater than about 4% of a total interior surface area of the tank body. Further, fuel tank may include a strength to weight ratio greater than 250 l-mbar/kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: TI Automotive Technology Center GmbH
    Inventors: Albert J. Boecker, Andreas W. Dobmaier, Alex Ehler, Peter Grauer, Matthias B. Olbrich
  • Patent number: 9377013
    Abstract: The oil injection device according to the invention includes an oil pump designed to be rotationally coupled to the electric motor of a compressor and including inlet and outlet ports, an oil injection duct connected to the first outlet port and designed to supply a compression stage of the compressor with oil, and an oil return duct connected to the first outlet port and designed to return the oil into an oil sump of the compressor. The pressure losses in the oil injection duct are primarily singular pressure losses proportional to the square of the oil flow rate passing through the oil injection duct. The pressure losses in the oil return duct are primarily pressure losses due to friction proportional to the oil flow rate passing through the oil return duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: DANFOSS COMMERCIAL COMPRESSORS
    Inventors: Patrice Bonnefoi, Dong Wang, Pierre Ginies, Ingrid Claudin
  • Patent number: 9279430
    Abstract: In one aspect, a pump for moving air includes an inlet, an outlet, an outer housing adapted to couple to an inflatable device, and an inner housing located within the outer housing, an electromechanically-controlled valve assembly, and electrical switches. An air conduit is defined between the inner housing and the outer housing. A motor is at least partly positioned within the inner housing, and a plurality of vanes is positioned within the air conduit. The pump can be connected to an inflatable device bladder via a socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Robert B. Chaffee
  • Patent number: 9273598
    Abstract: It is intended to provide: an electric supercharging apparatus wherein, with a simple structure, rotor windage loss in an electric motor for driving a compressor is reduced and good cooling performance is produced; and a multi-stage supercharging system using the electric supercharging device. This electric supercharging apparatus (1) is provided with: a first cooling passage (17) formed in a stator (9) along a motor coil (11) and communicating a gas supply port (13) with a gas discharge port (14) in a motor housing (8); and a first intake passage (15) connecting the gas discharge port to an intake port (5) of a compressor (2). This electric supercharging apparatus is configured to introduce outside air into the first cooling passage via the gas supply port by applying negative pressure to the first cooling passage via the first intake passage, thereby cooling the inside of the motor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Byeongil An, Motoki Ebisu, Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9249806
    Abstract: A fluid pump may include an electric motor having an output shaft driven for rotation about an axis and a pump assembly coupled to the output shaft. The pump assembly has a first cap and a second cap with at least one pumping channel defined between the first and second caps, and an impeller between the first and second caps. The impeller is driven for rotation by the output shaft of the motor and includes a plurality of vanes in communication with the at least one pumping channel. Each vane has a root segment and a tip segment and a line from a base of the root segment to an outer edge of the tip segment trails a line extending from the axis of rotation to the base of the root segment by an angle of between 0° and 30° relative to the direction of rotation of the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Talaski
  • Patent number: 9234527
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes a compression unit having a compression chamber, a rotation shaft, an electric motor having a coil, a motor driving circuit, a housing, and a shaft support. The coil includes a first coil end, which is relatively close to the motor driving circuit, and a second coil end, which is relatively close to the compression unit. The housing includes a first area and a second area. A refrigerant passage communicates the first area with the second area. The shaft support includes a guide wall that guides the refrigerant to flow along the radial outer surface of the second coil end. The refrigerant guided by the guide wall is drawn into the compression chamber from the second area through a first suction passage. The first suction passage and the refrigerant passage are arranged at opposite sides of the rotation shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukasaku, Minoru Mera, Ken Suitou, Yumin Hishinuma, Takahiro Moroi
  • Patent number: 9188370
    Abstract: The compressor of the invention includes a block (B) defining a shaft hub having a first and a second end portion and housing an eccentric shaft having a median portion radially journalled in the shaft hub, and a free end portion carrying the rotor of an electric motor. The first and the second end portions of the shaft hub define radial bearings for the shaft and a support member is formed by a coupling portion, affixed to the free end portion of the shaft, and by a mounting portion, projecting axially and radially from the coupling portion, externally to the shaft hub and around the median portion of the shaft. The rotor is affixed to the mounting portion, concentrically to the eccentric shaft and surrounding the shaft hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool S.A.
    Inventors: Paulo Rogerio Carrara Couto, Ingwald Vollrath
  • Patent number: 9169842
    Abstract: A permanent magnet canned motor pump features in its corrosion-protection housing which comprises a reinforced bracket, motor casing and a motor rear casing. The reinforced bracket is made of corrosion-resistance plastic and the motor casing and the motor rear casing are made of aluminum alloy. Accordingly, the corrosion-protection housing is capable of preventing the corrosion of the chemical liquid to the aluminum alloy components. Beside, the permanent magnet canned motor pump provides a heat dissipation mechanism while meeting the structural need of the corrosion-protection housing, so that the motor can dissipate heat in a sufficient rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ASSOMA INC.
    Inventors: Huan-Jan Chien, Chin-Cheng Wang, Chih-Hsien Shih, Chih-Kuan Shih
  • Patent number: 9068563
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor has a housing and a partition. A compressing portion and an electric motor as the drive source of the compressing portion are accommodated in a first area. A drive circuit for the motor is arranged in a second area so as to have dissipation of the drive circuit. The compressor further includes a conductive member electrically connected to the circuit and fixed to the partition, and an electrical connection portion electrically connecting the conductive member to the motor. The connection portion is partly received in a passing area formed between the housing and the motor. The housing has a suction port and a discharge port. The discharge port is located at a position farther from the partition than the suction port and the passing area. An insertion member in the passing area restricts flow of refrigerant in the housing toward the discharge port via the passing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Hiroshi Fukasaku
  • Patent number: 9059517
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present disclosure for assembling conformal arrays utilize an outer tool for insertion into an open cell of a conformal array, an inner tool for insertion into the outer tool, and an adhesive source for delivering adhesive to the edges of the open cell via the inner tool and the outer tool. An assembled conformal array includes adhesive extending along the edges of the open cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Marshall, IV, Joseph Lawrence Hafenrichter, Manny Salazar Urcia, Jr., Paul Chih-Yung Chang
  • Patent number: 9057270
    Abstract: A compressor includes a shell, a bearing housing, a compression mechanism and a suction baffle. The shell defines a suction pressure region and a suction gas inlet. The bearing housing is fixed relative to the shell within the suction pressure region. The compression mechanism is located within the shell, supported on the bearing housing and in communication with the suction pressure region. The suction baffle is located within the suction pressure region and includes a main body located radially between the bearing housing and the suction gas inlet, a first tab extending from a first lateral end of the main body, and a second tab extending from the first lateral end of the main body and spaced axially from the first tab to define a first recess between the first and second tabs. The bearing housing defines a first leg extending within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Strawn, Kyle M. Bergman, Keith Brown
  • Patent number: 9022753
    Abstract: A fan (1) consisting of an electric external rotor motor (2) and of a fan wheel (4), the external rotor motor (2) consisting of a stator (6) encapsulated with an insulating material (14), and a rotor (8) carrying the fan wheel (4) enclosing the stator (6) in a pot-shaped manner. The rotor (8) having ventilation openings in a front wall (18). The stator (6) having projecting fins (24) on a front area (22) arranged and distributed over the circumference which is opposite the ventilation openings (20). A gap (34) between a circumferential rim (36) of the rotor (18) opposite the front wall (18) and a stator carrier (38) forms a passage for a cooling air current flowing around the stator (6) during operation. During operation, the cooling air is swirled intensively between the ventilation openings (20) and the projecting fins (24) for cooling the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: EBM-Papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Streng, Walter Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20150118066
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for selectively providing a fluid communication path between a plunger element and a contact region of an intermediate element that drives the plunger element. The fluid communication path is suitable for lubricant flow to enable a contact zone to occasionally be lubricated. The apparatus includes an elongate plunger element comprising a first end region, an intermediate element comprising a contact region arranged to selectively abut with and thereby urge a further end region of the plunger element and a spring seat member at the further end region of the plunger element. The spring seat member biases the further end region of the plunger element away from the intermediate element during a portion of a cycle of motion of the plunger element. A fluid communication path is thereby provided between an abutment surface of the further end region and the contact region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher McCrindle
  • Publication number: 20150104335
    Abstract: The internal-driven compressor having a powered compressor rotor. The internal-driven compressor includes a compressor housing including a suction port and a discharge port, an internal driver including a rotor and a stator, the rotor and the stator located within the compressor housing, the stator located radially inward of the rotor, and a powered compressor rotor including an annular body extending about a center axis, wherein the rotor is fixed to the powered compressor rotor and configured to rotate the powered compressor rotor about the center axis in response to a force imparted by the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SOLAR TURBINES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Wolfgang Faller
  • Publication number: 20150098845
    Abstract: A fluid machinery including: an expander that generates power by expansion of refrigerant; and a piston pump that pumps the refrigerant, and capable of reducing a decrease in lubrication performance of a mechanical sliding section in a crank chamber of the piston pump. A fluid machinery 29A includes an expander unit (scroll expander) 60A that generates power by expansion of refrigerant, and a pump unit (piston pump) 50A that pumps the refrigerant. A rotating shaft 28 of the fluid machinery 29A functions as an output shaft of the expander unit 60A and a drive shaft of the pump unit 50A. The rotating shaft 28 has a crank section 28a housed in the crank chamber 72A. A refrigerant outlet chamber 78A, through which the expanded refrigerant is discharged from the expander unit 60A, communicates with the crank chamber 72A via a bearing 71b, a housing space of a driven crank mechanism 80, and an anti-rotation member 77.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Shinji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8998587
    Abstract: A blower unit for a vehicle including a fan, a motor, a scroll case, a cooling chamber, a first partition, and a second partition. The fan is configured to generate airflow. The motor is connected to the fan. The scroll case accommodates the fan. The cooling chamber is connected to the scroll case and defines a cooling path for guiding airflow from the fan to the motor. The first partition is arranged in the cooling path. The second partition is arranged in the cooling path spaced apart from the first partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash T. Thawani, Stephen Sinadinos
  • Publication number: 20150093267
    Abstract: A centrifugal impeller includes a cover, a base opposite the cover and a plurality of blades. The cover has an inlet. The plurality of blades surround the inlet and are arranged between and connect the cover and the base. Inlet edges of one end of the blades adjacent the center of the impeller define a cavity in communicate with the inlet. The dimension of the cavity gradually decreases along the direction from the cover towards the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Chuan Jiang GUO, Chuan Hui FANG, Feng XUE, Feng LIU, Ji Cheng PAN, Gang PAN, Yong Qiang SONG
  • Publication number: 20150086394
    Abstract: A turbo-compressor according to the present disclosure includes an impeller, a motor that generates heat by rotation of the motor and rotatably drives the impeller, a fluid passage through which a working fluid is passed via the impeller, and a heating mechanism that transfers the heat generated with the rotation of the motor to the fluid passage upstream of the impeller, to heat the working fluid inlet into the fluid passage with rotation of the impeller. The working fluid is compressed in the fluid passage downstream of the impeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: HIDETOSHI TAGUCHI, TOMOICHIRO TAMURA, TADAYOSHI SHOYAMA, KAZUYUKI KOUDA, MAMORU NISHIBU
  • Patent number: 8979507
    Abstract: An adjustable cooling mechanism is provided. The cooling mechanism may include: a hollow member surrounding, at least in part, a machine to be cooled; the hollow member having holes oriented at the machine; an outlet configured to outlet a compressed fluid from the machine; a conduit connecting the outlet to an interior of the hollow member; and a throttling mechanism configured to throttle a fluid moving through the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Dwight Booth, Joseph Haynes
  • Patent number: 8959950
    Abstract: A high efficiency, low maintenance single stage or multi-stage centrifugal compressor assembly for large cooling installations. A cooling system provides direct, two-phase cooling of the rotor by combining gas refrigerant from the evaporator section with liquid refrigerant from the condenser section to affect a liquid/vapor refrigerant mixture. Cooling of the stator with liquid refrigerant may be provided by a similar technique. A noise suppression system is provided by injecting liquid refrigerant spray at points between the impeller and the condenser section. The liquid refrigerant may be sourced from high pressure liquid refrigerant from the condenser section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Applied Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Doty, Earl A. Champaigne, Thomas E. Watson, Paul K. Butler, Quentin E. Cline, Samuel J. Showalter
  • Patent number: 8959920
    Abstract: An assembly or system is provided for selectively regulating journal bearing lubrication between at least first and second levels in an aircraft engine. A high pressure pump includes movable portions at least in part supported by a journal bearing. A selector valve is configured to selectively supply lubrication flow to the journal bearing. In addition, a relief valve is configured to receive a signal from the selector valve defining a pressure level at which the relief valve should relieve pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Martin A. Clements
  • Patent number: 8950206
    Abstract: A system, compressor, and method that cools an electronics module with a low-pressure refrigerant. The system, compressor, and method utilize a temperature sensor that detects a temperature of the low pressure refrigerant and communicates with the electronics module. Based on the temperature detected by the temperature sensor, the electronics module controls a liquid dry out point of the refrigerant that is used to cool the electronics module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Luc M. Caillat
  • Publication number: 20150023816
    Abstract: A canned motor pump is provided that includes a rotor of a motor and a shaft shaped as a bar. The shaft penetrates through and is coupled with the rotor. A bearing is shaped as a circular cylinder, and is coupled to an upper side of the rotor. Further, the shaft penetrates through the bearing. A housing surrounds the rotor and the bearing to expose an upper end of the bearing and to house the rotor and the bearing within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Hark Koo Kim, Seung Yong Lee, Chi Myung Kim, Yeon Seok Jung, Kyung Yub Kim, Chang Gook Lee
  • Patent number: 8920138
    Abstract: A motor pump unit for a high-pressure cleaning apparatus has an electric motor and a pump. The electric motor has a motor housing that is surrounded by a cooling housing with an annular space having an annular space inlet and an annular space outlet formed therebetween. The pump has a drive housing on which is supported the motor shaft, and has a suction inlet and a pressure outlet. The annular space outlet is fluidly connected to the suction inlet and liquid to be pressurized by the pump is suppliable to the annular space inlet. In order to improve the motor pump unit such that the heat load on the drive housing can be reduced, the drive housing has at least one cooling passage which is arranged upstream of the suction inlet and through which the liquid to be pressurized can flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Alfred Kaercher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Walter Schiffhauer, Lanfranco Pol