Unitary Pump And Motor Working Member Patents (Class 417/417)
  • Patent number: 11566611
    Abstract: A linear compressor includes a mover which linearly reciprocates, a stator generating a driving force to allow the mover to linearly reciprocate and having a cylinder space formed on an inner circumferential surface thereof, a cylinder inserted into the cylinder space of the stator and having a compression space compressing a refrigerant, a piston reciprocating in an axial direction inside the cylinder, a frame provided on one side of the stator in an axial direction and supporting the stator in the axial direction, and a cylinder support member separated from the frame, provided between an inner circumferential surface of the stator and an outer circumferential surface of the cylinder, having one end fixed to the stator and the other end fixed to the cylinder, and supporting the cylinder with respect to the stator in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jongkoo Lee, Sungchul Gong, Susok Lee
  • Patent number: 11384836
    Abstract: A piston for a compressor includes a bearing portion having a cylindrical shape to define a suction space into which refrigerant is accommodated therein, the bearing portion being provided with a bearing surface facing an inner circumferential surface of the cylinder, a head portion coupled to a front opening of the bearing portion and provided with a plurality of suction ports which communicate with the suction space, the head portion having a compression surface configured to face a compression space to compress the refrigerant in the compression space, and a flange portion coupled to a rear opening of the bearing portion and provided with a through-passage through which the refrigerant is introduced from a muffler unit to the suction space, the flange portion being coupled to a driving portion to transmit driving force to the piston. The bearing surface is subjected to a surface treatment to improve abrasion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngkyun Lim, Jeongwoo Kim, Donghan Kim
  • Patent number: 11359461
    Abstract: A system and method for cleaning a wellbore. The system includes a production device and a cleaning assembly coupled to a bottom end of the production device. The production device and cleaning assembly are conveyed to a target location in the wellbore. The cleaning assembly is activated to clean the wellbore with the production device disposed at the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Christopher Holcomb
  • Patent number: 11319941
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor may include a cylinder that defines a compression space for a refrigerant; a piston that axially reciprocates inside the cylinder; a motor configured to provide a drive force to the piston; a discharge valve configured to discharge the refrigerant compressed in the compression space; and a discharge cover having a discharge space in which the refrigerant discharged through the discharge valve flows. The discharge valve and the discharge cover may be arranged inside the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sangsub Jeong
  • Patent number: 11313365
    Abstract: At least one rib 9c, 21c extending in a direction of connecting with a valve cartridge 30 is provided to the inner sides of each of a second connection port 9 of a pump head 5 and a third connection port 21 of a first connecting adapter 20A, and at least one slit 41 which extends in the connecting direction and into which the ribs 9c, 21c are loosely inserted is provided to the lower outer periphery of the valve cartridge 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: IWAKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshio Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11273300
    Abstract: A pulsatile blood pump including a chamber having an upstream portion, a downstream portion, and a wall coupling the upstream portion to the downstream portion, the upstream portion defining an inlet sized to fit within a ventricle of a heart, the downstream portion defining an outlet, and the wall defining a bore; a piston disposed within the bore of the wall, the piston including a first side in continuous fluid communication with the ventricle of the heart when the inlet is within the ventricle of the heart and defining a travel path within the bore including an upstream direction toward the inlet and a downstream direction toward the outlet; and a valve coupled to the piston and defining a one-way fluid flow path within the chamber through the first side of the piston in the downstream direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: HEARTWARE, INC.
    Inventor: David A. Schafir
  • Patent number: 11268504
    Abstract: A linear compressor includes a mover which linearly reciprocates, a stator generating a driving force to allow the mover to linearly reciprocate and having a cylinder space formed on an inner circumferential surface thereof, a cylinder inserted into the cylinder space of the stator and having a compression space compressing a refrigerant, a piston reciprocating in an axial direction inside the cylinder, a frame provided on one side of the stator in an axial direction and supporting the stator in the axial direction, and a cylinder support member separated from the frame, provided between an inner circumferential surface of the stator and an outer circumferential surface of the cylinder, having one end fixed to the stator and the other end fixed to the cylinder, and supporting the cylinder with respect to the stator in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jongkoo Lee, Sungchul Gong, Susok Lee
  • Patent number: 11268500
    Abstract: A linear compressor includes a piston that reciprocates on a spring central axis extending in an axial direction and a spring that axially elastically supports the piston. The spring includes a plurality of spring strands. The spring strands each include a spring body spirally extending along a spring central axis C, a front spring link forming an end of the spring body by extending from a side of the spring body, and a rear spring link forming the other end of the spring body by extending from the other side of the spring body. Of the spring strands, the front spring links are disposed axially in the same plane P1 and the rear spring links are disposed axially in the same plane P2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyosang Yu, Sanga Park
  • Patent number: 11242845
    Abstract: Provided is a compressor in which vibration resistance against an excitation force due to drive of a linear motor is improved. A linear compressor 1 includes: a mover 101 and a stator 102 which relatively move in a first direction and a second direction that is an opposite direction to the first direction; and an inverter portion 300 which includes a printed circuit board 305 and circuit elements 302 and 304 connected to the printed circuit board 305 through connection lead lines 306 extending from the printed circuit board 305, wherein the printed circuit board 305 is installed in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Tadahiko Chida, Yoshinori Kawai
  • Patent number: 11208989
    Abstract: A linear compressor includes a piston that reciprocates on a spring central axis extending in an axial direction and a spring that axially elastically supports the piston. The spring includes a plurality of spring strands. The spring strands each include a spring body spirally extending along a spring central axis C, a front spring link forming an end of the spring body by extending from a side of the spring body, and a rear spring link forming the other end of the spring body by extending from the other side of the spring body. Of the spring strands, the front spring links are disposed axially in the same plane P1 and the rear spring links are disposed axially in the same plane P2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyosang Yu, Sanga Park
  • Patent number: 11092361
    Abstract: Provided is a linear compressor. The linear compressor includes a shell defining an internal space and a compressor body disposed in the internal space. Also, the shell includes a shell body having both ends that are opened and a suction shell cover and a discharge shell cover, which are respectively coupled to both the ends of the shell body to close the internal space. Here, the discharge shell cover is provided in shape that is capable of assisting heat dissipation of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kiwon Noh, Kyunyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11028838
    Abstract: A pump assembly and methods of use and conversion including a sealed housing, at least one in-tank, not sealed pump contained in the sealed housing, an outlet check valve inside each pump, and an over pressure relief passage formed around the pumps in the sealed housing. The pump assembly may also include a common fuel inlet, a common fuel outlet; at least two of the pumps, a compact design, a mounting bracket, a sealed electrical inlet, a pre filter, a post filter, a pressure regulator, a returnless fuel supply, a pressure regulator, a return line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Holley Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane R. Weckerly, Larry J. Tipton
  • Patent number: 10928109
    Abstract: A linear compressor includes: a shell; a cylinder provided inside the shell; a frame coupled to an outer side of the cylinder; a piston configured to reciprocate in an axial direction; a motor that supplies power to the piston; and a spring mechanism coupled to the piston. The spring mechanism includes: a support connected to the piston and including a spring support unit having one or more insertion holes; a first coupling protrusion that extends from the rear side of the spring support unit along the edge of the insertion hole; a support cap inserted into the insertion hole and including a second coupling protrusion protruding from the front side of the spring support unit; a first resonant spring inserted into the outer circumferential surface of the second coupling protrusion; and a second resonant spring inserted into the outer circumferential surface of the first coupling protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeyoun Lim, Byunghoon Woo, Hyosang Yu, Seongho Ha, Jungwan Heo
  • Patent number: 10871154
    Abstract: A linear compressor includes a shell that includes a refrigerant suction part configured to suction refrigerant, a cylinder located in the shell, a piston configured to reciprocate within the cylinder in which the piston includes a piston body and a piston flange, and a suction muffler through which suctioned refrigerant passes in which the suction muffler includes a first muffler disposed in the piston body. The first muffler includes a first muffler body that defines a refrigerant passage and that extends in an axial direction, and a first muffler flange that extends from the first muffler body in a radial direction, that is configured to couple to the piston flange, and that defines a flange communication hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kwangwoon Ahn, Kiwon Noh, Jongwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10811920
    Abstract: Provided are a moving core-type reciprocating motor and a reciprocating compressor having the same. The moving core-type reciprocating motor includes a stator including an inner stator and an outer stator having one side connected to one side of the inner stator and the other side spaced apart from the other side of the inner stator in a radius direction to define a gap together with the other side of the inner stator, a magnet coil wound between the inner stator and the outer stator, a magnet fixed to at least one of the inner stator and the outer stator so as to be exposed to the gap, a rotor including a moving core disposed in the gas and made of a magnetic material to reciprocate with respect to the stator and the magnet and a hollow connection member made of a nonmagnetic material and supporting the moving core so that the moving core is exposed to the gap toward the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangsub Jeong, Jaebeum Kim
  • Patent number: 10738772
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first piston and an opposing second piston, where the first and second pistons are configured to move inward to narrow a space therebetween and to move outward to enlarge the space therebetween. The apparatus also includes a first voice coil actuator having (i) a first voice coil connected to the first piston and (ii) a first magnet connected to the second piston. The apparatus may further include a second voice coil actuator having (i) a second voice coil connected to the second piston and (ii) a second magnet connected to the first piston. Each voice coil actuator may be configured to apply equal and opposite forces on or against the first and second pistons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Andrew L. Bullard, Theodore J. Conrad
  • Patent number: 10738771
    Abstract: An electric pump includes a cylinder, a piston, a motor, and a discharge valve. The cylinder includes a valve port and a discharge port, which is in communication with the valve port. The discharge valve opens and closes the valve port. When the piston is moved forth to narrow a void in the cylinder, air is compressed in the cylinder. The discharge valve opens when operated by the piston that moves forth. The discharge valve opens and discharges compressed air from the valve port so that fluid including air is discharged from the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kikuta, Keita Kawai
  • Patent number: 10533546
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor may include a cylinder including a cylinder body that defines a compression space for a refrigerant and a cylinder flange that extends from the cylinder body in a radial direction; a piston that reciprocates within the cylinder in an axial direction; and a frame coupled to the cylinder. The frame may include a frame body into which the cylinder body may be inserted and a first press-fitting portion press-fitted into the cylinder flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunsoo Kim, Donghan Kang, Junghae Kim, Kwangwoon Ahn, Eonpyo Hong
  • Patent number: 10451191
    Abstract: A solenoid valve device for a motor vehicle includes a solenoid valve having an electromagnet, and a fastening device configured to fasten the solenoid valve to a motor vehicle body of the motor vehicle. The fastening device has a carrier element for attachment of the solenoid valve, and holding arms extending from the carrier element for mounting the carrier element to the motor vehicle body. The holding arms support the solenoid valve, at least in part, between them and are made elastic in a pulling direction of the electromagnet of the solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Harald Hagen
  • Patent number: 10422329
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first varying electromagnetic field using a first voice coil of a first actuator. The method also includes repeatedly attracting and repelling a first magnet of the first actuator based on the first varying electromagnetic field. The first voice coil is connected to a first piston of a compressor, and the first magnet is connected to an opposing second piston of the compressor. Attracting the first magnet narrows a space between the pistons, and repelling the first magnet enlarges the space between the pistons. The method may further include generating a second varying electromagnetic field using a second voice coil of a second actuator and repeatedly attracting and repelling a second magnet of the second actuator based on the second varying electromagnetic field. The second voice coil may be connected to the second piston, and the second magnet may be connected to the first piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Andrew L. Bullard, Theodore J. Conrad
  • Patent number: 10221841
    Abstract: A fluid pump has a housing, a chamber having an inlet and an outlet, an inlet valve, an outlet valve, and a plunger. The plunger has a plunger tube extending into the chamber and supported for movement, on a suction stroke, to introduce a fluid into the chamber via the inlet, and, on a discharge stroke, to displace the fluid from the chamber via the outlet. An electromagnetic driving unit moves the plunger in two opposite directions. A magnetic core is located adjacent the plunger for establishing a magnetic path across the electromagnetic driving unit and the plunger. The core is located in the path of movement of the plunger on the suction stroke, and is protected or covered by a material against contact with the fluid in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ode (HK) Company Limited
    Inventor: Man Ting Ho
  • Patent number: 10125754
    Abstract: A reciprocating compressor is provided. Bearing holes of a fluid bearing of the compressor may be positioned to correspond to a full reciprocating region of a piston, to reduce/eliminate frictional loss and/or abrasion between a cylinder and the piston. The bearing holes may be concentrated at certain regions of the cylinder to stably support the piston through a full reciprocating range. Compression coil springs may maintain concentric alignment of the cylinder and the piston. Gas through holes may be radially formed at the piston to lower a pressure of a bearing space and allow refrigerant to be smoothly introduced into the bearing space through a gas pocket A casing of the compressor may include an outer shell and an inner shell to attenuate vibration generated due to friction generated by operation of the reciprocating compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kwangwoon Ahn, Kichul Choi, Donghan Kim, Sunghyun Ki, Kyeongbae Park
  • Patent number: 10122233
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a multi-series connection coil without a framework, including at least two potted coils, where the multi-series connection coil without a framework is formed by winding in the following steps: step 1, first winding an enameled wire to form a first potted coil; step 2, on the basis of the first potted coil, continuing to wind a second potted coil; and step 3, continuing to wind potted coils according to requirements. The present invention is applied to a mobile phone camera, a laser head, a motor, a driver, or a smart wearable device, such as a pedometer and a VR device, and can generate a greater driving force in a case of electric power input at a low voltage, and the coil has higher sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dongguan Li Yin Technology Limited
    Inventor: Huangtung Liao
  • Patent number: 10059116
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a head, a recovery tank, a supply tank connected to the recovery tank, and a pressure regulator. The pressure regulator includes a first cylinder connected to an upper portion of the recovery tank, a first piston movable in the first cylinder, a first valve configured to open and close a path between the recovery tank and the first cylinder, depending on a position of the first piston, a second cylinder connected to the first cylinder and an upper portion of the supply tank, a second piston movable in the second cylinder, a second valve configured to open and close a path between the supply tank and the second cylinder, depending on a position of the second piston, and a third valve configured to open and close a path between the second cylinder and an atmosphere, depending on a position of the second piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasushi Kuribayashi
  • Patent number: 10012222
    Abstract: The compressor comprises a movable assembly carrying a suction muffler and formed by: a piston (10) having a skirt (11) with an open rear end (11a) and a closed front end (11b) which carries a suction valve (50); and an actuator. The suction muffler comprises: a first and a second tubular insert (61, 62) defining a first and a second chamber (C1, C2) and having confronting open ends (61a, 62a) spaced from each other, and closed opposite ends (61b, 62b) respectively affixed to a top wall (12) of the piston (10) and to the actuator; a third tubular insert (63) internally lining the skirt (11); and an annular passage (15), between the third and the second tubular inserts (63, 62), open to the first and second chambers (C1, C2), and communicating the open rear end (11a) of the skirt (11) with the suction valve (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool S.A.
    Inventors: Dietmar Erich Bernhard Lilie, Talita Wajczyk
  • Patent number: 10006423
    Abstract: An automotive fuel pump having a body with an inlet, an outlet, and an elongated chamber therebetween. A relief valve, relief valve housing, and check valve are respectively disposed in the chamber between the inlet and the outlet. The relief valve housing has a portion which extends across the chamber so that a first axial end of the relief valve housing forms a valve seat for the check valve while the other axial end forms a valve seat for the relief valve. The check valve permits fluid flow from the body chamber to the outlet while the relief valve exhausts excess fluid pressure at the outlet back into the body chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Abdulghani Abbas
  • Patent number: 9987425
    Abstract: A fluid infusion device includes a pump mechanism having a rotor and a stator. The rotor includes a reference surface and a cam element rising from the reference surface. The stator includes a cam element with a stator cam surface. The cam elements cooperate to axially displace the rotor as it rotates. A drive motor is coupled to actuate the rotor to pump medication fluid from a fluid cartridge module to a body, via a subcutaneous conduit. A sensor contact element resides on the reference surface in an area unoccupied by the rotor cam element. A sensing element terminates at the stator cam surface, and cooperates with a detection circuit to detect when the stator cam surface contacts the sensor contact element. The circuit monitors a detection signal obtained from the sensing element to determine an operating condition of the pump mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan M. Alderete, Matthew William Yavorsky, Jacob E. Pananen
  • Patent number: 9896916
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric generation plant (110) of the type without connection to an distributed electric supply network for generating an alternating electric current destined for a plurality of utilities (105) comprising: a first generator (101) fed with fuel of a fossil origin for generating a first alternating electric current in continuous service, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ENI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Ferrari, Nicola Fiore, Valerio Brocco
  • Patent number: 9879668
    Abstract: A fluid infusion device includes a fluid pump mechanism having a rotor and a stator. The rotor includes an optically detectable feature, a reference surface, and a cam element rising from the reference surface. The stator includes a cam element having a stator cam surface. The cam elements cooperate to axially displace the rotor as a function of angular position of the rotor, wherein the detectable feature rotates and axially translates as a function of angular position of the rotor. A biasing element provides force to urge the rotor cam element toward the stator cam element and toward the reference surface. A drive motor actuates the rotor to pump medication fluid from a fluid cartridge module to a body, via a subcutaneous conduit. An optical detection circuit interrogates the detectable feature during operation of the fluid pump mechanism to determine an operating condition of the fluid pump mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew William Yavorsky, Pablo Vazquez, Anthony C. Ng
  • Patent number: 9841011
    Abstract: An linear compressor and a linear motor for a linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor may include a shell, in which a suction inlet may be provided, a cylinder disposed in the shell to define a compression space for a refrigerant, a frame coupled to an outer side of the cylinder, a piston reciprocated in an axial direction within the cylinder, a stator cover coupled to the frame, and a linear motor supported by the frame and the stator cover to provide power to the piston. The stator cover may include a body, and at least one frame coupling portion coupled to the frame. The at least one frame coupling portion may extend from the body toward the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junghae Kim, Changkyu Kim, Sunghyun Ki, Youngcheol Han, Kyeongweon Lee
  • Patent number: 9797388
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting a resilient member 1 to a magnetic actuator 2 of a linear compressor. The apparatus includes at least one support member 6 cooperating with a resilient element 1, the support member 6 includes a substantially cylindrical part equipped with intermediate perimeter salient portion 61; at least one fastening element 7 cooperating with the support member 8 and the magnetic actuator 2, and enabling interconnection between a magnetic actuator 2 and a resilient member 1 of a detachable and electrically insulated linear compressor, the fastening element 7 being made in electrically insulating and non-magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool S.A.
    Inventors: Fernando Luiz Biesek, Everton Magnabosco
  • Patent number: 9774181
    Abstract: A resettable switching apparatus, useful in a GFCI receptacle, has an auto-monitoring circuit for automatically testing various functions and structures of the device. The auto-monitoring circuit initiates an auto-monitoring routine which, among other things, establishes a test fault situation on either the positive or negative half-wave of the power cycle and determines whether the detection mechanisms within the device appropriately detect the test fault and whether the device would trip in the event of an actual fault. Additional functionality of the auto-monitoring circuit permits automatic verification that the device is properly wired, that is, not miswired, and determines whether the device has reached the end of its useful life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Gaetano Bonasia, Kenny Padro
  • Patent number: 9695811
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor may include a shell having a refrigerant inlet, a cylinder arranged in the shell, a piston that reciprocates in the cylinder, a motor assembly that provides a drive force to the piston and having a permanent magnet, and a frame arranged on or at a side of the motor assembly. The cylinder may include a first outer circumference with which an inner stator of the motor assembly may be combined, and a second outer circumference that extends from the first outer circumference and forcibly press-fit into the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyoungseok Kang, Wonhyun Jung, Chulgi Roh, Kiwook Song, Jookon Kim, Sangsub Jeong
  • Patent number: 9685847
    Abstract: Reluctance-based resonant linear motors and methods of operation are provided. An example linear motor includes a spring having a plurality of coils. The linear motor includes a stator coaxially surrounding at least a portion of the spring. The stator includes a plurality of teeth. The linear motor includes a plurality of windings respectively positioned within a plurality of winding cavities respectively formed by the plurality of teeth. The application of electrical energy to the plurality of windings generates a magnetic field that flows through one or more of the coils of the spring. The flow of the magnetic field through the one or more coils of the spring causes the spring to actuate towards a compressed position. An example method includes periodically applying electrical energy to the plurality of windings such that the spring oscillates at a resonance frequency associated with the linear motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Mariano Pablo Filippa
  • Patent number: 9618076
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stationary vibration isolation system and to a method for controlling such a system which comprises a damper effective in a horizontal direction which includes a fluid of variable viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Integrated Dynamics Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Peter A. Kropp, Peter Kluth
  • Patent number: 9551339
    Abstract: An electromagnetic pump configured with an electromagnetic portion that generates an electromagnetic force for pressing the piston, and an urging member that urges the piston in a direction opposite to the electromagnetic force. A strainer member including a disk-shaped portion which has a disk shape and in which a strainer surface is formed, and a side portion that extends from an outer peripheral edge of the disk-shaped portion. A suction check valve being capable of sucking the working fluid via the strainer surface. The piston, the urging member, the suction check valve, and the strainer member are sequentially inserted into the cylinder from a side opposite to the electromagnetic portion, and the cover member is attached so as to press the strainer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Nakai, Kota Fukao, Noriomi Fujii
  • Patent number: 9488165
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reciprocating compressor. A cylinder in which a piston makes a reciprocal movement is insertedly coupled to a cylinder part of a frame which fixes a stator of a reciprocating motor, and a collision preventing portion is formed in the cylinder to allow a piston connection portion to collide therewith. Thus, although the piston connection portion overstrokes, the piston connection portion prevent collision force from being transferred to the frame having the cylinder part, whereby a laminated state of the stator can be prevented from being distorted to prevent a degradation of efficiency of the motor, and thus, reliability and performance of the compressor can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONCS INC.
    Inventors: Sungman Cho, Jungsik Park, Jongchan Park, Sunghyun Ki
  • Patent number: 9353737
    Abstract: A reciprocating motor and reciprocating compressor having a reciprocating motor are provided. Making of the reciprocating motor is made easier, and therefore, manufacturing costs are reduced by configuring the stator such that an inner stator positioned inside a mover and an outer stator positioned outside of the mover are integrally formed, or by making inner and outer circumferential surfaces of the stator have a same curvature. Magnetic leakage is prevented as no gap is formed between the inner and outer stators, thereby improving performance of the reciprocating motor. The use of magnets may be reduced by omitting magnets between stator blocks, and therefore, manufacturing costs may be reduced, when compared to efficiency of the reciprocating motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Eonpyo Hong
  • Patent number: 9341172
    Abstract: A positive displacement pump (1) with a pump head (3), in which (3) at least one pump space (6) is provided, with a pump diaphragm (7), which is associated with the at least one pump space (6) and which (7) separates the pump space (6) from a reciprocating drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: KNF Flodos AG
    Inventors: Daniel Kohli, Stephan Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 9186666
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metering device (10; 10a; 10b) comprising a guide tube (20; 20a; 20b), a piston (24; 24a; 24b) inserted displaceably in the guide tube (20; 20a; 20b), an actuating assembly (40; 40a; 42) for exerting a force on the piston (24; 24a; 24b) in order to displace the piston (24; 24a; 24b) in the guide tube (20; 20a; 20b), and a chamber (28, 30) for receiving a medium to be metered (34), said medium to be metered (34) can be aspirated or dispensed according to a displacement of the piston (24; 24a; 24b), the actuating assembly (40; 40a; 42) being equipped for a magnetic interaction with the piston (24; 24a; 24b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: HAMILTON BONADUZ AG
    Inventors: Meinrad Hofstetter, Vinzenz Kirste
  • Patent number: 9175679
    Abstract: A piston is slidably provided in a cylinder and partitions a first pump chamber, and a second pump chamber connected to an object to be operated. A first on-off valve is provided between the first pump chamber and the outside. A second on-off valve is provided in a connecting flow passage that connects the first pump chamber and the second pump chamber to each other. When the piston is moved forward by an electromagnetic force of a solenoid portion, a capacity of the first pump chamber decreases, and a capacity of the second pump chamber increases. When the piston is moved backward by a biasing force of a spring, the capacity of the first pump chamber increases, and the capacity of the second pump chamber decreases. A pressure receiving area of the front face of the piston is larger than that of the back face thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Shimizu, Kazuhiko Kato, Noriomi Fujii, Kazunori Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9115013
    Abstract: A method of filtering a fluid, including flowing a fluid from a first side of a filter member to a second side of the filter member, the fluid containing dissolved impurities. In addition, the method includes inducing fluid cavitation within the fluid to precipitate out at least a portion of the dissolved impurities. Further, the method includes controlling a pressure differential across the filter member. Still further, the method includes, maintaining or further inducing the fluid cavitation within the fluid in response to controlling the pressure differential. Related systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: GREEN AGE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Martin Margulies
  • Patent number: 9103332
    Abstract: A refrigerator may include a compressor with a reciprocating member to compress or expand a working gas by undergoing reciprocating movement, and a leaf spring unit to support the reciprocating member. The leaf spring unit includes a leaf spring having a first rim fixed to a compressor body, a first hub arranged on an inner side of the first rim and mounted on the reciprocating member and a resilient arm part movably supporting the first hub with respect to the first rim, and an auxiliary spring having a second rim fixed to the compressor body, a second hub arranged on an inner side of the second rim and mounted on the reciprocating member and a pair of auxiliary spring parts supported in a form of cantilever on the second rim and the second hub. The leaf spring is arranged between the pair of auxiliary spring parts, and the pair of auxiliary spring parts opposes the resilient arm part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshikatsu Hiratsuka
  • Patent number: 9062669
    Abstract: A reciprocating compressor is provided, a size of which may be reduced by closely attaching and securing a reciprocating motor and a cylinder of a compression device to a sealed receptacle to reduce a gap between a main body of the compressor and the sealed receptacle. In addition, an assembling process for the compressor may be simplified by separating a mover of the reciprocating motor and a piston of the compression device from each other. In addition, vibration of the sealed receptacle may be minimized by properly adjusting a mass of components in the reciprocating motor and the compression device, and elasticity of a spring that supports the reciprocating motor and the compression device to offset a force applied to the sealed receptacle. In addition, efficiency of the reciprocating motor may be enhanced by increasing a relative velocity of the reciprocating motor in comparison with a relative velocity of the compression device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eonpyo Hong, Hyuk Lee, Sunghyun Ki
  • Publication number: 20150139819
    Abstract: A compressor includes a piston disposed in a housing and configured to be reciprocatably driven in the housing by an electromagnetic drive. A conventional linear motor drive assembly reciprocatably drives the piston in an embodiment. A magnetically-geared drive assembly reciprocatably drives the piston in another embodiment. A solenoid drive assembly reciprocatably drives the piston in another embodiment. A control system is coupled to the drive for varying piston displacement, and an accumulator conserves force by decelerating a translating assembly at the end of one stroke and accelerating the assembly in a subsequent stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Riccardo Bagagli, Leonardo Tognarelli, Massimo Bargiacchi, Alessio Capanni
  • Publication number: 20150132161
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a stator of a linear compressor comprises first stator pieces that are circumferentially and sequentially arranged about an axial direction and are radially disposed, second stator pieces that are provided between outer parts of the adjacent first stator pieces, and an outer side, away from a motor axis, of the second stator pieces assembled at an outer circumference of the stator. The stator can reduce the magnetic losses of the stator caused by the gap, and improve the efficiency of the motor. It can also improve the performance, stability, durability and reliability of the linear compressor. It can also reduce the bulk of the linear compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Bin Song, Hyeomgkook Lee, Saina Yan, Zhiqiang Zhao, Sheng Xu, Biao Li
  • Patent number: 9028227
    Abstract: An electromagnetic pump is provided, which includes a hollow tubular body extending along a longitudinal direction, a piston mounted so as to be able to move inside the hollow tubular body, a solenoid, supplied with alternating current and assembled around at least a portion of the body and a magnetic envelope surrounding at least a portion of the body. The presence of a magnet magnetized longitudinally in a predetermined direction and a magnetic envelope orienting and channeling flux lines created by the magnet either around the solenoid or directly inside themselves creates an oscillating magnetic force on the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sauermann Industrie SA
    Inventor: Fran├žois Sardet
  • Publication number: 20150125323
    Abstract: A linear motor compressor including a compressor housing and a cylinder housing having a plurality of opposing compression chambers. A piston freely reciprocates within the cylinder housing using a linear electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: Gas Research Institute, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jason STAIR, Anthony LINDSAY, Michael LEWIS, Raymond ZOWARKA, Siddharth PRATAP, Clay HEARN, Charles PENNEY, Michael WORTHINGTON, Hsing-Pang LIU
  • Patent number: 9011112
    Abstract: A fuel pump has a motor portion and a pump portion, wherein fuel is sucked from an inlet port into the pump portion when an impeller is rotated and the pressurized fuel is discharged out of the fuel pump from an outlet port. A stator has multiple stator cores on which respective stator coils are wound to form a star-connection winding. A terminal sub-assembly is provided hi an axial side portion of the stator. The terminal sub-assembly has multiple conductive members and each end portion of the stator coils is respectively connected to connecting portions of the conductive members, which are arranged at equal intervals in a circumferential direction of the terminal sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Jyunki Tanahashi, Kiyoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 9004883
    Abstract: A low noise, high efficiency solenoid pump includes a housing containing a hollow electromagnetic coil. Within the coil resides a pump assembly defining a tubular body having a pair of opposed ends which respectively include an inlet or suction port and an outlet or pressure port and within which a plunger or piston resides. The piston is biased in opposite directions by a pair of opposed compression springs. A first compression spring limits and arrests travel of the piston during the suction or return stroke and a second compression spring limits travel of the piston during the pumping stroke and returns the piston after the pumping stroke. The piston includes a first check valve that opens to allow hydraulic fluid into a pumping chamber during the suction stroke and closes during the pumping stroke to cause fluid to be pumped out of the pumping chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay A. Neelakantan, Paul G. Otanez, Shushan Bai