Mechanically Actuated Distributor Patents (Class 417/510)
  • Patent number: 9890863
    Abstract: A piston slide valve including a valve housing, a piston slide mounted movably in the valve housing, which is reciprocally movable in the valve housing and configured to manipulate a fluid flow, and a valve drive. The valve drive includes a rotatable drive shaft, which is mechanically connected to the piston slide via a mechanical coupling. The mechanical coupling includes an actuating element which is eccentrically mounted on the rotatable drive shaft and which engages with a coupling piece that is attached to a radial outside of the piston slide, wherein either the actuating element has a spherical outer surface, which engages into said cylindrical opening of said coupling piece, or the coupling piece has an outer surface, which engages into a cylindrical opening of the actuating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Jakob Hermann
  • Patent number: 9551219
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for compressing and expanding a gas includes a chamber (22), a positive displacement device (24) moveable relative thereto, first and second valves (26, 28) activatable to control flow of gas into and out of the chamber (22), and a controller (80) for controlling activation of the valves (26, 28) that selectively switches operation between a compression and an expansion mode with selective switching between modes being achieved by selectively changing the activation timing of at least one of the valves during the first mode. An energy storage system including the device may be operatively coupled via a rotary device for power transmission to an input/output device, whereby the direction and speed of rotation are preserved during switching, and the input/output device may be synchronized to the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Energy Technologies Institute LLP
    Inventors: Jonathan Sebastian Howes, James Macnaghten
  • Publication number: 20150139826
    Abstract: Cam actuated valves for compressors including mechanisms for changing an instant when the cam actuated valve is opened and/or a time interval during which the cam actuated valve is in an open state within the time range of a compression cycle. A reciprocating compressor has: a body including a compression chamber; a cam having an oblong portion, being located inside the body and being configured to be rotated around a rotation axis, to perform a rotation during each compression cycle; an actuating element located inside the body and configured to receive a linear displacement or an angular displacement due to the oblong portion of the cam; and a valve located on a flow path of the fluid toward or from the compression chamber and configured to be switched to an open state by the actuating element. The reciprocating compressor also includes a controller configured to adjust timing of the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Riccardo Bagagli, Leonardo Tognarelli
  • Patent number: 8974201
    Abstract: As described in detail below, the disclosed embodiments include a rotating compressor valve having stationary front and rear plates (e.g., guards) and a rotating plate configured to rotate relative to the stationary front and rear plates. The stationary front and rear plates and the rotating plate all include a plurality of slots which, when aligned, allow a process fluid (e.g., natural gas) to flow through the rotating compressor valve. In certain embodiments, the slots of the rotating plate include an arc radius that is smaller than an arc radius of the slots of the stationary front and rear plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas Compression Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Spencer T. Oulman, Kyle W. Sembera, Omar M. Kabir, Thomas C. Riggs
  • Patent number: 8936447
    Abstract: A cassette has an interface element having a first position and a second position. The interface element is configured to be driven from the first position to the second position and back to the first position by unidirectional rotary motion of a driving element. The cassette also has a first and a second pumping chamber each having a volume and each coupled to the interface element such that the volume of the first pumping chamber is increasing while the volume of the second pumping chamber is decreasing as the interface element moves from the first position to the second position and the volume of the first pumping chamber is decreasing while the volume of the second pumping chamber is increasing as the interface element moves from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Carefusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Abal
  • Publication number: 20150004035
    Abstract: A valve assembly including an actuator configured to provide a displacement, a shaft configured to transmit the displacement from the actuator to a valve closing member of a valve of the reciprocating compressor, and a displacement transmission mechanism connected to the shaft, and configured to amplify the displacement and/or a force associated with the displacement provided by the actuator to actuate the valve closing member of the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Riccardo Bagagli, Leonardo Tognarelli
  • Publication number: 20140377111
    Abstract: An actuated rotary valves for reciprocating compressors used in oil and gas industry, the valve including a stator with a stator opening, a rotor with a rotor opening, and an actuation mechanism. The actuation mechanism is configured to receive a rotation motion and to actuate the rotor to perform first an axial translation moving away from the stator and then a rotation. The actuation mechanism includes an outer shaft configured to receive the rotation motion, and an inner shaft inside the outer shaft and configured to rotate the rotor. The outer shaft is configured to rotate a predetermined angular displacement while pushing the rotor away from the stator before engaging the inner shaft to rotate together with the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: NUOVO PIGNONE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Riccardo Bagagli, Leonardo Tognarelli
  • Patent number: 8915722
    Abstract: Tapered valve guide and spring retainer assemblies are described for use in plunger pump housings that incorporate corresponding outwardly flared discharge and suction bores, as well as structural features for stress-relief. Plunger pumps so constructed are relatively resistant to fatigue failure because of stress reductions, and they may incorporate essentially any style of valves, including top and lower stem-guided valves and crow-foot-guided valves, in easily-maintained configurations. Besides forming a part of valve guide and spring retainer assemblies, side spacers may be shaped and dimensioned to improve volumetric efficiency of the pumps in which they are used. The present disclosure provides, for the first time, the use of tungsten carbide valve seats, which significantly increase durability and service life of a pump, especially when abrasive fluids are being pumped, as in various oilfield operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: George H. Blume
  • Publication number: 20140314603
    Abstract: A fuel pump having a housing which defines a pump chamber with an inlet and an outlet. A piston is reciprocally mounted in the pump chamber. An inlet valve is mounted fluidly in series between the pump chamber and the housing inlet which opens and closes the inlet in synchronism with the reciprocation of the piston. A rotary valve is mounted fluidly in series with the housing outlet and the rotary outlet valve is rotatably driven in synchronism with reciprocation of the piston. The rotary valve is configured so that it is fluidly open only at one or more predetermined angular positions of the rotary outlet valve. The open and close timings of the rotary inlet and outlet valves are completely controlled by a motor in order to control the fuel pressure, especially to avoid excessive fuel compression and resulting fuel pressure fluctuation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi. Ltd
    Inventors: Akira Inoue, Harsha Badarinarayan, Yosuke Tanabe, Masanori Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140286804
    Abstract: An air compressor assembly includes a cylinder housing, an outlet receptacle disposed on the cylinder housing, and a partition having an air passage formed between the cylinder housing and the outlet receptacle, and a piston slidably received in the cylinder housing for generating a pressurized air, the partition includes a channel communicating with the chamber of the cylinder housing, and the cylinder housing includes a compartment formed in a casing and communicating with the channel of the partition for partially receiving the pressurized air and for buffering purposes. A regulating valve is engaged in the casing for adjusting the volume of the compartment of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Wen San CHOU
  • Publication number: 20140271255
    Abstract: A pressure adjustment apparatus including a pump, a selector valve coupled to the pump, and a chamber in selective fluid communication with the pump through the selector valve is disclosed. The pump includes a pump body that defines a variable volume therein, the pump body further defining a first aperture and a second aperture therethrough. The selector valve includes a first check valve disposed in a first fluid channel of a plurality of fluid channels, the first check valve being oriented to permit flow through the first fluid channel only in a first flow direction, the first flow direction being a flow direction out of the variable volume, and a second check valve disposed in a second fluid channel of the plurality of fluid channels, the second check valve being oriented to permit flow through the second fluid channel only in a second flow direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: David Troy ROWE, John C. VICTOR, Jeffrey VITULLO, Rodney Wilmer DENLINGER
  • Publication number: 20140271294
    Abstract: A thermal actuator for a rotating shaft shutdown seal that has a piston with a portion of its axial length enclosed within a chamber shell with a material that expands upon a rise in temperature. The portion of the actual length of the piston within the chamber has at least two different diameters with the larger diameter leading in the direction of travel of the piston. Upon a rise in temperature, expansion of the material surrounding the piston within the chamber creates a force on the piston in the desired direction of travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Phillip J. Hawkins, Judith E. Hodgson
  • Publication number: 20140199194
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel pump comprising: a pump body; a plunger reciprocatably displaceable with respect to the pump body; and a plurality of valve elements inclusive of a suction valve to allow the fuel to be sucked into the fuel pressurizing chamber and a discharge valve to allow the fuel to be discharged out of the fuel pressurizing chamber, in which the pump body comprises a tubular valve retention member to retain the plurality of valve elements, a cylinder member to slidably retain the plunger, and an outer shell member having an inner wall surface facing an outer surface of the valve retention member, the inner wall surface and the outer surface of the valve retention member collectively forming a suction gallery chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Usui, Kazuhiro Asayama
  • Patent number: 8721296
    Abstract: A hand pump includes a base having an inlet opening and an outlet opening, a manual pump disposed on the base and communicating with the inlet opening of the base, a receptacle disposed on the base and communicating with the outlet opening of the base, a casing disposed on the receptacle and having a passage coupled to the outlet opening of the base and having a channel coupled to the receptacle and having a pathway formed between the passage and the channel of the casing, and an outlet hole communicated with the channel of the casing, a valve shank is slidably engaged in the channel of the casing for selectively blocking and sealing the outlet hole of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Beto Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Publication number: 20140093410
    Abstract: A multi-purpose large capacity pump includes a cylinder having top and bottom ends closed by a top lid and a bottom lid. The top lid is provided with an inlet port that is in communication through a first one-way valve with an interior space of the cylinder. The bottom lid includes a second one-way valve in communication with the interior space of the cylinder. An output tube connects between the second one-way valve and an outlet port of the top lid. A protection enclosure is set around an outer circumference of the cylinder and a base is provided to fix and support the bottom end of the cylinder. A pull bar extends through the top lid into the cylinder to allow an inner end thereof to couple to a piston. The pull bar has an outer end to which a handle is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: LIH YANN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Po Lin LIAO
  • Patent number: 8684710
    Abstract: A distributor assembly (12) includes a distributor housing (102) and a valve selector plate (104). The distributor housing (102) includes an axial bore (106) extending in an axial direction through the distributor housing. The valve selector plate (104) is disposed in the axial bore (106) and is rotatable around a rotational axis (130) parallel to the axial direction between a first orientation and a second orientation. The valve selector plate (104) includes a first substantially planar face (132), a second substantially planar face (134), axial passages (136) radially offset from the rotational axis (130) and extending through the valve selector plate (104) from the first face (132) to the second face (134), and at least one fluid blocking section (138) configured to block axial flow through the distributor assembly. Each fluid blocking section (138) is interposed between and radially aligned with the axial passages (136) with respect to the rotational axis (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: White (China) Drive Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Jingzhi, Li Linhua, Shi Qingguo
  • Publication number: 20140086772
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an actuator element (1) for generating a force and/or a movement, the element (1) comprising at least one cylindrical rubber part (4), at least one helical spring (3) and at least one SMA wire wound to a helical shape (2), the cylindrical rubber part (4) having in its longitudinal direction a cylindrical cavity, the helical spring (3) and the wound SMA wire (2) being arranged around the cylindrical cavity. The invention relates furthermore to a liquid pump, an actuator and a vibration damper for damping vibration comprising an actuator element according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Olsen
  • Patent number: 8651840
    Abstract: An example plunger pump for fabricating soft capsules includes switch and plunger bodies that form an accommodation space, the switch body has liquid suction and injection holes both communicative with the accommodation space, the plunger body has a channel for accommodating a plunger rod, and a rotary switch closely press-fit to the switch body to form a hermetic surface. The plunger rod linearly reciprocates in the channel so that the accommodation space periodically reaches maximum and minimum values of capacity. The structure of a rotary switch switches between opening and closing states of the liquid suction and injection holes, whereby it is substantially free of leakage of medical solution and there is no mixing and dissolving with lubricating oil during normal operation of the plunger pump, to thereby enhance the precision in the loading amount and eliminate the problem of contamination of the medical solution by the lubricating oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dongguan China-Mold Electromechanical Equipment Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Guibin Gang
  • Publication number: 20140003966
    Abstract: A high pressure fuel pump for use with an internal combustion engine and a method of operation of a high pressure fuel pump are disclosed. The high pressure fuel pump may include a supply chamber and a pump chamber separated by a passage in sealing arrangement with a disk. The disk may have one or more holes therethrough and be rotatable in order to place the holes in the disk in varying degrees of alignment with the passage to allow respective, varying amounts of fuel to flow through the passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Zeng, Vince Paul Solferino, Patrick Brostrom, Kyi Shiah
  • Patent number: 8608455
    Abstract: A fluid rotary machine with a decreased footprint and a reduction in the number of parts. The fluid rotary machine has four heads wherein double-headed pistons are disposed inside cylinders in a crisscross arrangement. The rotational balance between rotational parts including the double-headed pistons is achieved only by first and second balance weights which are inserted and incorporated into both ends of a crank shaft coupled eccentrically to a shaft. The shaft is rotated for the double-headed pistons to linearly reciprocate in the cylinders. The fluid rotary machine has rotary valves for switching between the suction and discharge operations of the fluid for each cylinder chamber. The rotary valves are incorporated into a case to be coaxial and integrally rotatable with the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Nippo Ltd., Yugen Kaisha K.R & D
    Inventors: Naoya Ishida, Isao Shimazu, Fumito Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20130315764
    Abstract: A dispensing pump, and more particularly, a valve accelerating type dispensing pump that may be used in a process of manufacturing an electronic product and may dispense an accurate amount of a liquid, such as a liquid synthetic resin, at high speed. The present invention provides a valve accelerating type dispensing pump that can descend a valve rod at high speed and thus can dispense a liquid with high viscosity at high speed. The valve accelerating type dispensing pump can dispense an accurate amount of a liquid at high speed. Also, the valve accelerating type dispensing pump can dispense a liquid having high viscosity at high speed due to a fast descending speed of a valve rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: PROTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Min HONG, IL KANG
  • Patent number: 8585377
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a therapeutic fluid from a line includes providing an inlet line connectable to an upstream fluid source. The inlet line is in downstream fluid communication with a pumping chamber. The pumping chamber has a pump outlet. The method also includes actuating a force application assembly so as to restrict retrograde flow of fluid through the inlet while pressurizing the pumping chamber to urge flow through the pump outlet. A corresponding system employs the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Larry B. Gray, Eric Yeaton
  • Patent number: 8585380
    Abstract: The invention provides, in various embodiments, systems, devices and methods relating to ex-vivo organ care. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to maintaining an organ ex-vivo at near-physiologic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Transmedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Waleed Hassanein, Richard Bringham, Robert Fishman, Larry Goff, Stanley Kyi, Jonathan Rourke, Dmitri Menn, David Carpenter, Robert Havner
  • Publication number: 20130189140
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a compression cylinder configured to mount to a reciprocating compressor. The compression cylinder includes an intake port and a discharge port. The system also includes a piston assembly disposed within the compression cylinder. The piston assembly includes a piston, and a flow control member extending from the piston. The flow control member is configured to selectively block the intake port and the discharge port upon movement of the piston assembly relative to the compression cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Omar M. Kabir, Karthik Ramakumar, Ken Ashraph
  • Publication number: 20130019955
    Abstract: Disclosed is a differential pressure valve comprising: a valve body, the valve body having at least one flow inlet and one flow outlet: at least one shutter, the shutter being movable between an open position and a closed position under a differential pressure across the valve; at least one flow passage from the flow inlet to the flow outlet; at least one biasing member configured to bias the shutter towards a closed position so as to block the flow passage through the flow inlet. The biasing member is a non-linear biasing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Riccardo BAGAGLI, Leonardo Tognarelli, Carmelo Maggi, Alberto Babbini
  • Publication number: 20120308420
    Abstract: An air motor includes ceramic valves and valve plates to enhance performance and efficiency of the air motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas R. Headley
  • Publication number: 20120294745
    Abstract: A pump assembly including an air motor includes a modular relief valve assembly connected to a motive fluid inlet of the air motor. The modular relief valve assembly has a housing that contains an actuator assembly, a ball valve assembly, a bleed valve, a first pressure adjustment assembly, and a second adjustment assembly. The housing includes a motive fluid inlet port, a pressure regulator outlet, a bleed valve port, an actuator support, a pressure adjustment chamber, and a ball valve chamber. The pressure regulator assembly includes at least one gauge that displays at least one measurement parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas R. Headley
  • Publication number: 20120294744
    Abstract: An air motor for a pump assembly including a drop tube communicating between an upper chamber port and a top plate port and including a longitudinal axis that is at an angle of between about 0° and 10° with respect to each of the upper chamber longitudinal axis and the top plate port longitudinal axis. The drop tube has a substantially constant internal diameter, a first generally bulbous end, a second generally bulbous end, and first and second slots defined in the respective first and second bulbous ends. First and second seals are positioned in the respective first and second slots, and the first and second seals air-tightly seal an outer surface of the drop tube within the upper chamber port and the top plate port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas R. Headley
  • Publication number: 20120219441
    Abstract: A hand pump (16) includes a housing (22) having an inlet (18) and an outlet (26) and an actuating body (32) movably mounted in the housing axially and a membrane (46) with a flexible ring section (48) surrounding the stroke axis (34). During stroke movement, the actuating body (32) is pressed with the membrane (46) against the force of an elastic element (42) from a resting position (I) into the pump housing (22) and into an actuating position, and returned to the resting position (I) by the elastic element (72). Thus, the volume of a pump chamber (20) can be modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Thalmann
  • Publication number: 20120201706
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a plunger type water pump, which mainly comprises a cavity body, a rotary main shaft and a plunger flow-distributing unit. The plunger distributing unit comprises a flat valve assembly, a plunger-shoe assembly and a supporting valve assembly; the plunger-shoe assembly divides the cavity body into a high-pressure cavity and a low-pressure cavity independent of each other; the high-pressure cavity is in fluid communication with the flat valve assembly; and the low-pressure cavity is in fluid communication with the supporting valve assembly. According to the present disclosure, the high-pressure water and the low-pressure water are independent of each other. This can ensure a high volumetric efficiency of the water pump under ultra-high-pressure conditions and surely provide the fluid supporting and lubrication for a friction coupling under high-speed heavy-load conditions so as to prolong the service life of the water pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yinshui Liu, Defa Wu, Zhuo Jiang, Xiaofeng He, Bihai Zhu, Zhi-Heng Guo, Xuyao Mao, Jingyue Chen
  • Patent number: 8187758
    Abstract: A fluid pump and connector assembly is particularly suited for use in connecting a fuel cartridge to a fuel cell system. The assembly has a first sub-assembly comprising a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, a flexible diaphragm in fluid communication with the inlet and outlet, and a first connector. The assembly also has a second sub-assembly comprising a second connector adapted to connect to the first connector, an actuator and a reciprocating member coupled to the actuator and contacting the diaphragm when the first and second sub-assemblies are connected, wherein a reciprocating motion of the actuator and member causes the diaphragm to reciprocate and pump fluid from the inlet to the outlet without exposing the fluid to the second sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Ardica Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tobin Joseph Fisher, Jonathan Louis Glassman
  • Publication number: 20110280754
    Abstract: A cam-type pump structure for a refrigerant recycling machine includes a cam device driven by a motor for pistons to be reciprocated in conjunction with cylinders and valve bodies so as to pump liquid. The pump apparatus is compact in size and has high efficiency for the demand of recycling refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: An Chao CHANG
  • Publication number: 20110217196
    Abstract: The present utility model provides a plunger pump for fabricating soft capsules, which plunger pump includes a switch body and a plunger body interconnected to each other, a rotary switch adapted to the switch body, and a plunger rod adapted to the plunger body. The switch body and the plunger body are connected to form an accommodation space, the switch body has a liquid suction hole and a liquid injection hole both communicative with the accommodation space, the plunger body has a channel for accommodating the plunger rod, and the rotary switch has a notch and is closely press-fit to the switch body to form a hermetic surface. It is possible to switch between the opening and the closing states of the liquid suction hole and the liquid injection hole. The plunger rod performs a linearly reciprocating movement in the channel so that the accommodation space periodically reaches a maximum value of capacity and a minimum value of capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Guibin Gang
  • Patent number: 7828972
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-reciprocating energy recovery device utilized in driving of a seawater pump by self-reciprocating a piston of a power recovery chamber and recovering energy not using an electronic drive unit but using the hydraulic power of concentrated water. The self-reciprocating energy recovery device including a pair of power recovery chambers having pistons therein respectively, a high-pressure concentrated supply pipe, a low-pressure concentrated discharge pipe, and a high-pressure seawater discharge pipe to enable the power recovery chambers to recover hydraulic power supplied through the high-pressure concentrated water supply pipe and utilize the hydraulic power in driving of a seawater pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
    Inventors: Young-Bog Ham, Sang-Jin Park, Tae-Woo Kong
  • Publication number: 20100247359
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actively controlled valve (1) having a housing (6) and comprising a displaceably supported valve plate (4) having aperture openings (4a) and a counter plate (2) disposed in a fixed manner relative to the housing (6) and having aperture openings (2a), wherein the valve plate (4) is slidably supported relative to the counter plate (2), such that the penetration openings (2a, 4a) form an open or closed aperture (24), and comprising a drive device (8) driving the valve plate (4), wherein the valve plate (4) is connected to the drive device (8) by means of a drive spring (7), and an actuatable clamping device (10) is provided for fixing the location of the valve plate (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Philipp Hauri, Markus Friedl, Adreas Schlegel, Alexandre Voster, Markus Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20100215528
    Abstract: A sucker rod pump with no travelling valve consisting of, from the bottom: hold down with pump inlet, lower standing valve, hollow coupling, upper standing valve suspended within the coupling, relief valve, hollow pump housing, solid piston within the housing, and barrel to clean and retain the piston in the housing. The piston attaches to and reciprocating with the rod string. Peripheral channels in the relief valve communicate between the coupling and the housing. A central channel in the relief valve communicates between the upper standing valve and the pump's outlets. The upstroke pulls fluid from the bottom of the well upward through the open lower standing valve, around the closed upper standing valve and into the housing chamber. The down stroke pushes fluid from the housing chamber past the closed lower standing valve and through the open upper standing valve to the pump's exit into the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Charles Gene Fisher
  • Patent number: 7713037
    Abstract: In a pump apparatus of the present invention, a portion of fluid sent to a fluid-sending destination is circulated to a pumping driving chamber on one side of a cylinder through a circulation passage. The pump apparatus includes a switching valve which switches inflow and outflow of the circulated fluid with respect to the pumping driving chamber. The switching valve is connected to a piston rod through a link mechanism, and mechanically carries out the switching operation using a pumping driving force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignees: Amtec Co., Ltd., Shimada & Co., Ltd., Ibuki Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hosokawa, Fumihiro Shintaku
  • Publication number: 20100003146
    Abstract: A piston type compressor has a cylinder block, a cylinder bore formed in the cylinder block, a rotary shaft, a piston and a compression chamber formed in the cylinder bore. The piston is received in the cylinder bore and reciprocates in accordance with the rotation of the rotary shaft. The compressor further has a main suction chamber communicable with the compression chamber, a discharge chamber formed annularly so as to surround the main suction chamber, a subsidiary suction chamber formed so as to surround the discharge chamber, partitions formed in the discharge chamber so as to protrude into the discharge chamber and a suction passage formed in each partition so as to interconnect the subsidiary suction chamber and the main suction chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Shinichi SATO, Akio SAIKI, Manabu SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20090280017
    Abstract: A compressor (20) has an unloading slide valve (100). The valve has a valve element (102) having a range between a first condition and a second condition, the second condition being unloaded relative to the first condition. A first surface (200) of the valve element (102) is in sliding engagement with a second surface (202) of the housing (22) during movement between the first and second conditions. The valve element is coupled to an actuating piston (124). The compressor includes a linear bearing (132) guiding a piston shaft (122).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul J. Flanigan
  • Publication number: 20090252627
    Abstract: An air compressor assembly includes a compressor housing, an intake port defined by the compressor housing for intake of the air, and a plurality of guide contours disposed adjacent to the intake port. The guide contours include between three and six strips. A valve unit is disposed adjacent to the intake port, the valve unit comprising a closing element that assumes an opened position during operation and a closed position when in a switched-off state. The closing element is plate-shaped, is axially movable, and is guided by the plurality of guide contours between the opened position and the closed position. A stroke limitation element is provided to limit axial movement of the closing element in the opened position. A spring is disposed between the closing element and the stroke limitation element. The spring provides a return force to the closing element to bias the closing element into the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventor: Engelbert Köck
  • Publication number: 20090246045
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device (V) for concentrating a liquid (F) which is pumped through a concentrating apparatus (3) by means of a differential piston pump and directly impinges the differential piston (K) in an assisting manner during the conveying stroke at a residual pressure as a concentrate (FK). The differential piston of said device (V) is driven by a drive shaft (12) that actuates a linearly guided valve control member (18) of an intake and discharge valve assembly (A). The differential piston pump is embodied as a radial piston pump (R) in which eccentric attachments (13, 14) for the differential piston (K) and the valve control member (18) are disposed on the drive shaft (12), the differential piston (K) and the valve control member (18) being hinged directly to the eccentric attachments (13, 14) by means of traction and pressure couplings (S).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Peter-Bernhard Kathmann
  • Publication number: 20090246051
    Abstract: A pump of an electronically controlled brake system. The pump includes a bore formed in a modulator block and connected with a suction port and a discharge port, a piston installed in the bore in a reciprocating movable manner and defining an inlet path therein, an inlet valve to open or close an exit-side end of the inlet path according to a position of the piston, and an outlet valve provided at one side of the bore, operations of the inlet and outlet valves being contrary to each other. The outlet valve includes a valve seat, a sleeve to surround the valve seat, an outlet ball interposed between the sleeve and the valve seat and used to open or close a path defined in the valve seat, and a valve cap provided at one side of the sleeve to isolate an interior from an exterior of the bore. One or more of the valve sheet, sleeve, and valve cap are formed by press-forming, to achieve improved assembly efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yong Kap KIM
  • Publication number: 20090229312
    Abstract: A washing machine having an improved structure in circulation and drain of washing water are disclosed. The washing machine includes a main body, a water tub which is disposed in the main body, a drain line in which washing water drained from the water tub flows, a circulation line in which washing water returning to the water tub flows, a discharge line in which washing water discharged out of the main body flows, a pump which flows the washing water such that the washing water drained from the water tub returns to the water tub or is discharged out of the main body, a flow path switching device having a single reciprocating member which opens and closes the circulation line or the discharge line, and an operating unit which operates the flow path switching device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Hwan CHUNG, Seung Kwun Ahn
  • Publication number: 20090220363
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piston pump for a vehicle braking system, with a housing section and a piston, which is guided in the housing section in a slidable manner. An accommodating member for accommodating an intake valve is provided in the housing section, and a sealing element adjoins the accommodating member to seal the piston against the housing section. A piston rod adjoins the sealing element which is embodied in one piece with the accommodating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schuller, Marc Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20090196775
    Abstract: A volumetric pump comprises at least one piston inside a cylindrical housing and means to cause a relative to-and-fro linear movement between the cylindrical housing and the piston in order to produce a stroke of the volumetric pump. This pump further comprises a bi-directional angular rotatable disc acting as a valve which connects alternately at least one inlet port and at least one outlet port to a least one pump chamber located inside the housing, and a driving mechanism arranged to dissociate at least partially the bi-directional angular movement of the rotatable disc with the to-and-fro linear movement of the housing. This driving mechanism is arranged such that the rotatable disc reaches an angular position at which it opens and/or closes the inlet and/or outlet ports when there is no relative to-and-fro linear movement between the cylindrical housing and the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: NOMET MANAGEMENT SERVICES B.V.
    Inventor: Thierry Navarro
  • Publication number: 20090180905
    Abstract: A pump element includes a pump element housing defining a pump chamber having an inlet and an outlet, and at least a first movable element movable in the pump chamber between a first and a second position. During a movement of the first movable element in the direction from the first to the second position, a flow resistance of a flow path from the first movable element through the inlet is larger than a flow resistance of a flow path between the pump element housing and the first movable element. During a movement of the first movable element in the direction from the second position to the first position, a flow resistance of a flow path from the first movable element through the outlet is smaller than a flow resistance of the flow path between the pump element housing and the first movable element. Thus, during a reciprocating movement of the first movable element between the first and the second position, a net flow through the outlet takes place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Heinz Kueck, Daniel Benz, Frank Wolter
  • Patent number: 7559753
    Abstract: A double disc pump includes a stationary main pump housing block that can remain fixed to its supporting frame while all other parts of the pump are removed for servicing. This permits disassembly of the pump without disconnecting the inlet or outlet plumbing and is provided by a pump housing which is vertically divided along parallel horizontal planes into housing segments. An intermediate housing segment is hingedly mounted to the main block segment. A bottom housing segment is hingedly mounted to the intermediate housing segment. These three segments capture all of the internal parts of the pump including the suction and discharge discs and the trunnion seals. The hinged design of the segments allows them to conveniently swing away from other parts of the housing so that access to the internal structures can be accomplished without completely removing each segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Penn Valley Pump Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie J. Burrage
  • Publication number: 20090097994
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and method are provided, for pumping fluids, such as water and/or hydrocarbons, from a subterranean formation or reservoir, through use of a cranked rod pumping (CRP) apparatus for imparting reciprocating substantially vertical motion to a rod of a sucker-rod pump having a pump stroke. The CRP apparatus includes a motor driven cranked mechanical actuator arrangement. The cranked mechanical actuator arrangement includes a substantially vertically moveable member attached to the rod of the sucker-rod pump for imparting and controlling vertical motion of the rod of the sucker-rod pump. The actuator arrangement may include pneumatic counterbalancing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: UNICO, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Beck, Ronald G. Peterson, Michael A. MacDonald, Michael D. Dry
  • Publication number: 20080298990
    Abstract: An oil pressure braking pump, comprises a supporting frame having a receiving space; a piston and an adjusting unit being received in the receiving space; a handle being installed to the supporting frame; the handle serving to actuate a piston within the supporting frame; the piston being driven by the handle; an adjusting unit having a plurality of elastic units which has different elastic coefficients so as to push a pneumatic pressure device with different stages. The handle can push the piston; and then the piston pushes the adjusting unit to further drive the pneumatic pressure device with different stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Chester Wen
  • Publication number: 20080145250
    Abstract: An oiler pump comprises a housing defining a cylinder and a chamber, a manually displaceable piston received in the cylinder, a spring in the chamber between the housing and the piston, a first one-way check valve on a first end of the piston, a second one-way check valve on the housing, and a fluid displacement member substantially completely filling the chamber when the piston is in a retracted position and to substantially completely open the chamber when the piston is in the first position. The fluid displacement member is formed by an outer skirt member and an inner guide member formed integrally with the piston member. The fluid displacement member increases the priming height and efficiency of the pump by reducing the volume area in the chamber in the fully compressed state which might accumulate gas to zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Iwamasa