Reciprocating Patents (Class 417/552)
  • Patent number: 11248594
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a linear compressor. The linear compressor according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a shell, a cylinder, a piston, and a muffler. Also, an internal space in which at least a portion of the muffler is inserted is formed in the piston, and the muffler is disposed in contact with the inner wall of the piston forming the internal space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kiwon Noh, Kyunyoung Lee, Youngmun Lee
  • Patent number: 11199185
    Abstract: A pump that includes a body having a base and a top portion, wherein the base is configured to be anchored to the ground and the top portion is detachably connected to an upper plate in the body. The pump includes a handle assembly including a piston rod, handle bar, and cap that are detachably connected to each other by a fastener. The pump includes a tube positioned in the body. The tube slidably receives the piston rod and is connected to an air line. A hose is connected to the air line and extends from the body. The hose has a head configured to engage the nozzle of a tire. When the piston rod is moved downward within the tube, air is displaced from the tube and through the air line to the hose such that the head dispenses air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: EVERLAST CLIMBING INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Patrick Kennedy Lageson, Joel Greenblatt
  • Patent number: 10718321
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a motor-integrated intake apparatus, and the motor-integrated intake apparatus includes: a flow path which is formed in an annular shape in a circular housing; an inlet unit which is installed at one side of the housing and guides a flow of a fluid into the flow path; a discharge unit which is installed at the other side of the housing and guides a discharge of the fluid which is introduced into the inlet unit and passes through the flow path; a piston unit which is made of a magnetic material and compresses the fluid, which is introduced through the inlet unit, while rotating along the flow path; and a coil unit which is installed on the housing and provides rotational power to the piston unit by forming a magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jung Sik Cheon
  • Patent number: 9777717
    Abstract: A double-acting refrigerant compressor includes a piston freely guided on two cylinder portions arranged opposite to each other and being immobile relative to each other. The piston includes a flow channel extending internally through the piston. Each cylinder portion and the piston include, along the flow channel, respectively at least one back-check valve. The back-check valves are arranged in such a manner that their flow directions are unidirectional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Inficon GMBH
    Inventor: Werner Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9488018
    Abstract: A riser displacement and cleaning tool assembly (10) comprises a running tool (8) attachable to a work string (11), and a fluid displacing body (1) supported upon the running tool. The fluid displacing body has a head portion (6) provided with an opening (12) to accommodate relative movement of the fluid displacing body with respect to the work string, and also has flexible wiper elements (2) providing dynamic sealing contact with adjacent surfaces of the work string and a riser (20). The fluid displacing body has a skirt (5) depending from the head portion and enclosing a chamber (7) for receiving a fluid. The fluid displacing body is adapted to sealingly engage the riser and the string and is selectively releasable from an initial configuration where the fluid displacing body is supported by the running tool to an operational configuration where the fluid displacing body is axially displaceable from the running tool by introduction of a fluid to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: M-I DRILLING FLUIDS UK LTD
    Inventors: James Linklater, Mark Temple
  • Publication number: 20150110657
    Abstract: In order to enable a continuous adjustment of the variable clearance space (1) of a reciprocating compressor (15), a threaded spindle drive with a threaded spindle nut (10) and a threaded spindle (9) is provided as an adjusting device (7), wherein the threaded spindle nut (10) is embodied as a plastic nut (20) with internal thread (24), the plastic nut (20) is arranged with an external thread (23) on an internal thread (22) of a nut carrier (21) of the threaded spindle nut (10), and the thread height (y) of the internal thread (22) of the nut carrier (21) and the thread height (x) of the external thread (25) of the threaded spindle (9) is respectively embodied with 50 to 80% of the radial thickness (d) of the plastic nut (20) and the plastic thickness is at least 15% of the thread pitch (z1) of the internal thread (24) at least in the region of the thread flanks (26) of the internal thread (24) of the plastic nut (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: HOERBIGER KOMPRESSORTECHNIK HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Spiegl, Matthias Kornfeld, Andreas Schloffer
  • Publication number: 20140127036
    Abstract: A plunger pump includes a housing with a discharge valve in communication with an outlet. The housing includes a bore that slidably accommodates a plunger. The housing also includes an inlet. The plunger has a closed proximal end connected to an actuator and a distal end with an outlet valve. The plunger also includes a sidewall with an opening that is in communication with the inlet of the housing. Fluid flows through the inlet and through the opening and into the plunger. When the plunger is retracted away from the discharge valve, the outlet valve of the plunger opens thereby providing fluid for the housing bore. As the plunger is moved towards the discharge valve, pressure in the housing bore increases thereby opening the discharge valve and permitting the pressurized fluid to exit through the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Chris Paul Buckley, Ronald Dean Shinogle, Ryan A. Johnson, Matthew Paul Giacomi
  • Patent number: 8701755
    Abstract: A pump comprising: a pump barrel for use within a well; a reciprocating plunger disposed within the pump barrel and operatively engaging a removable connector adapted to flushly secure over the top of the plunger; said connector operatively engaging a pumping unit; the connector further comprising: an inner and outer portion with an upwardly disposed tapered edge between the inner and outer portions; and one or more tubular ports extending generally diagonally from the axis of the connector and adapted to expel fluids through hydraulic pressure resulting from the reciprocating action of the plunger and wherein said ports are annularly disposed between the upwardly disposed tapered edge and the inner portion and accessing an inner cavity of the connector; the connector further comprising an axial bore adapted to allow fluids to pass through the connector and further comprising one or more upper fluid bypass ports disposed on the inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Jerry Rich
  • Patent number: 8590614
    Abstract: A reciprocating apparatus for pumping pressurized fluid. The reciprocating apparatus comprises a plunger disposed within a cylinder, wherein the plunger is hollow and ported for enabling fluid within the cylinder to flow into the plunger. The plunger includes at least one outlet through which fluid within the plunger flows out of the plunger. In operation, the plunger retracts to displace fluid from the hollow body and into a discharge chamber, and the plunger extends towards the discharge chamber to discharge the displaced fluid. As the plunger alternately retracts and extends, fluid within the plunger continuously flows towards the discharge chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim B. Surjaatmadja, Stanley V. Stephenson, Timothy Hunter
  • Publication number: 20130195703
    Abstract: A novel valve assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the valve assembly includes a seat plate having a plurality of fluid conduits. The valve assembly may also include a plurality of poppet assemblies. In some embodiments, a poppet assembly of such a plurality includes at least one fluid port and a housing configured to be coupled to the seat plate to facilitate flow of a fluid through a respective fluid conduit via the at least one fluid port of the respective poppet assembly. Other devices, systems, and methods related to poppet assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Cameron International Corporation
  • Patent number: 8353691
    Abstract: A piston pump for the hydraulic energy supply in a motor vehicle, comprising a piston that is movably arranged in a stepped bore of an accommodating member that is provided with a closure, the piston carries a seat for an elastic sealing element which accommodates the sealing element with axial play, and with radial elastic preload for the purpose of sealing between piston and cylinder. The seat for the sealing element has a structure which generates forces pointing radially towards a piston axis and expanding the sealing element in a radial direction, and that the structure produces an elastic deformation of the sealing element for an increased and dosed sealing contact pressure between piston and cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co., oHG
    Inventors: Georg Sonnenschein, Georg Obersteiner, Jurgen Uhlmer, Achim Possmann, Andreas Hettrich
  • Patent number: 8297953
    Abstract: A mini pump has a head including a connective end, a nozzle and an air channel communicating the connective end with the nozzle. A cylinder assembly is removably engaged with the connective end of the head. A tube is selectively received in the cylinder assembly and has an end connected to the connective end. The head is locked to the cylinder assembly and the tube is concealed in the cylinder assembly when the head is in a first position. The head is disengaged from the cylinder assembly and the tube extends out of the cylinder assembly when the head is in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Scott Wu
  • Patent number: 8011906
    Abstract: A piston pump includes a pump mechanism for changing a volume of a pump chamber to move a piston in a housing, and a feed mechanism that has a feed ring attached to a circular groove portion of the piston to be slaved with a movement of the piston. The feed mechanism is located in a suction passage from a suction port to a pump chamber, and the piston has a flange portion protruding radially outwardly. An inner peripheral surface of the feed ring has an inner-diameter enlarged portion extending radially outwardly to have an enlarged passage portion between the inner peripheral surface of the feed ring and the outer peripheral surface of the piston, and a valve portion for opening and closing a suction passage is constructed of an end portion of the inner diameter enlarged portion of the feed ring and the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoo Harada
  • Patent number: 7927083
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for pumping from a well. A pump includes a piston assembly reciprocably engaged in a cylinder assembly. Pressure applied to a column of fluid above the pump causes a pump chamber to fill with fluid. A spring mechanism coupled to an anchor point above the piston assembly provides upward force on the piston assembly. Alternate cycles of the application and release of pressure result in the pumping of a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignees: Pentagon Optimization Services Inc., Angel Energy Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel C. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7891960
    Abstract: A pump for efficiently producing gas in wells having some liquids. The pump may be driven by a walking beam or horsehead pump. The pump of the invention produces gases and liquids separately. Gases may be produced up the annulus between the casing and hollow sucker rods. A plunger seals the opening in the cage during downstroke. Gases and liquids are trapped in the cage above an inner barrel. Liquids are forced up the hollow sucker rod where they are retained by a one-way valve. On the upstroke, the one-way valve seats and gases are forced out of the cage and up the annulus. Gases are, therefore, produced up the annulus and liquids are produced up the drill string. In another embodiment, liquids are retained in a trap and are produced up hollow sucker rods, while gases are produced up the annulus between the hollow sucker rods and the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: James F. Lea, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7886876
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for on-board lubrication of a paint pumping piston including a reservoir for lubricant and a lubricant dispensing mechanism for delivering a predetermined repeatable amount of lubricant upon manual actuation of the lubricant dispensing mechanism. In one embodiment, a section of tubing acts as the reservoir, and in another embodiment, the reservoir is formed by a transparent or translucent chamber located adjacent an aperture in a pump housing to enable visual inspection of the level of lubricant in the reservoir. A lubricant delivery piston is actuated by an extension thereof projecting through an aperture in the housing, and a lubricant discharge nozzle is located adjacent the paint pumping piston proximate a bushing supporting the paint pumping piston. A breather valve prevents a vacuum in the reservoir as the lubricant is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Scott R. Carpenter, Robert D. Cooper, Jr., Stephen K. Liedtke
  • Patent number: 7874367
    Abstract: A pump has a housing having a top plate and a bottom plate and a shaft slidingly extending through an aperture in the top plate. A piston is connected to the shaft. The piston separates a volume within the housing into a first stage chamber defined in the housing below the piston and a second stage chamber defined in the housing above the piston. A fluid transfer port in the piston is in fluid communication with the second stage chamber and, through a check valve, with the first stage chamber. Another stage check valve allows one-way flow of fluid from a suction area below the bottom plate into the first stage chamber. A pressure control valve may be provided for selectively allowing fluid to flow out of the first stage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignees: Pentagon Optimization Services Inc., Angel Energy Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel C. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7862065
    Abstract: An adjustable length bicycle mountable hand pump. The pump includes a barrel having an internal cylinder within which a piston is reciprocatingly moveable. A piston rod connects to a piston at a proximal end and to a handle at a distal end. The handle is selectively, longitudinally, adjustably lockable relative to the barrel. The end of the handle is contoured to mate with a bicycle frame member. A head having a contoured portion mates with an opposing spaced bicycle frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Bicycle Tools Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Hawkins, Pierre A. G. Ostor, John Krawczyk
  • Patent number: 7841844
    Abstract: A refrigerant suction guide structure of a reciprocating compressor is provided. The refrigerant suction guide structure includes a cylinder having an accommodating space inside, a piston having suction channels through which refrigerant is inhaled inside and inserted into the cylinder to be in a linear reciprocating motion, a suction valve included in the end of the piston to open and close the suction channels, and a valve fixing member for combining the suction valve with the piston. The suction channels of the piston include inclined surfaces for guiding refrigerant to the outside in which the suction valve is first opened. The suction channels are formed so as to be inclined to reduce flow resistance of inhaled refrigerant such that the amount of the inhaled refrigerant is increased. Therefore, it is possible to improve the efficiency of a compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyeong-Bae Park, Eon-Pyo Hong, Ki-Chul Choi, Tae-Hee Kwak
  • Patent number: 7766631
    Abstract: To provide an efficient piston pump having a small number of parts and simple assembly steps, and consuming less current in achieving a relatively low ultimate pressure. The piston pump comprises: a suction port (28) through which gas sucked by varying the volume of a pump chamber (22) defined by a cylinder (12) and a piston (14) fitted in the cylinder (12) passes as the piston (14) is reciprocated, an exhaust port (20) through which the gas discharged by varying the volume of the pump chamber (22) passes, a suction valve (26) installed in the suction port (28) disposed on a piston top, and an exhaust valve (18) installed in the exhaust port (20) disposed on a top of the cylinder (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: KMC Litd.
    Inventors: Michio Kitahara, Paul Patterson
  • Patent number: 7748967
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a linear compressor in which a piston reciprocally moves in a cylinder upon receiving a reciprocating drive force of a linear motor to compress working-fluid, for example, refrigerant, received in the cylinder. The linear compressor comprises the piston adapted to reciprocally move in the cylinder, the piston being internally formed with a suction path, a suction valve to open or close the suction path of the piston to selectively connect the suction path of the piston to the interior of the cylinder, and a suction valve stopper to limit the degree of opening of the suction valve, whereby no excessive stress is applied to the suction valve. This has the effect of eliminating damage and deformation of the suction valve, minimizing vibration and noise due to the opening/closing operations of the suction valve, and maintaining the compression efficiency of the compressor at a constant value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyeong Bae Park, Ki Chul Choi
  • Publication number: 20100166587
    Abstract: A gravity-assisted fluid pump includes a fluid reservoir, a piston, a valve element, a piston operator, and a valve operator. The piston is movably disposed within the fluid reservoir and is movable between an uppermost position and a lowermost position. The valve element is movable between a closed position and an open position. The piston operator moves the piston between the uppermost position and the lowermost position. The valve operator selectively moves the valve element between the closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: STEWART PHILLIP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Raimond Emile Immelman
  • Publication number: 20100108150
    Abstract: A valve rod guide is adapted to be coupled to the barrel of a subsurface pump or the like. The guide has head, neck, body, and base regions. A plurality of angled flutes are provided on the body, tapering downwardly for preventing solids from reentering the pump barrel after pump operations are ceased and thereby damaging pump components once pump operations are resumed. The interior diameter of the neck includes lower and upper grooves and a plurality of spiral radial grooves extending therebetween. The spiral radial grooves terminate at exit ports. During pump operations, solids are wiped from the valve rod, drawn into the spiral radial grooves, and accumulate in the lower or upper groove during downstroke or upstroke, respectively. During upstroke, the solids are expelled through the exit ports. A hardened insert may be positioned in the head region, providing a durable wear area for the valve rod as well as a tight fit, thereby preventing solids from escaping through a northern end of the guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Brent Ford
  • Patent number: 7686598
    Abstract: A downhole pump has a barrel and a plunger which reciprocate with respect to each other. The plunger has a first portion with a first seal, a second portion and a third portion with a second seal. The second portion is intermediate the first and second portions. A balancing chamber is formed between the plunger second portion and the barrel. The balancing chamber communicates with the plunger interior by way of an opening. A sand snare chamber is provided with respect to the opening so as to prevent sand from contacting the seals in the balancing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Harbison-Fischer, Inc.
    Inventor: Benny J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20100040497
    Abstract: A novel valve assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the valve assembly includes a seat plate having a plurality of fluid conduits. The valve assembly may also include a plurality of poppet assemblies. In some embodiments, a poppet assembly of such a plurality includes at least one fluid port and a housing configured to be coupled to the seat plate to facilitate flow of a fluid through a respective fluid conduit via the at least one fluid port of the respective poppet assembly. Other devices, systems, and methods related to poppet assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zahroof Mohamed
  • Patent number: 7600984
    Abstract: The metering device for a liquid medium comprises a cylinder and a piston operatively disposed therein to define a metering chamber ahead of the piston. The outlet end of the cylinder is open and closed by an evacuation valve. The piston is driven forwardly through a working stroke to force the liquid medium in the metering chamber out of the chamber and past the evacuation valve. A check valve located in the metering chamber moves from a closed to an open position on each working stroke to preclude entrapment of air in the metering chamber and thus provide for more accurate metering. The metering device may include means to regulate the length of the working stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Oil-Rite Corporation
    Inventors: Donald G. Gruett, Michael J. Wech
  • Publication number: 20090196779
    Abstract: A pump comprising a body assembly and a plunger assembly slidably received in the body assembly. The body assembly comprises a standing valve, a discharge valve, and a pump barrel cooperating to define a pump chamber. The standing valve opens to permit fluid to flow into the pump chamber from outside the tubing responsive to a negative pressure gradient across the standing valve. The discharge valve opens to permit fluid to flow out of the pump chamber and into the tubing responsive to a positive pressure gradient across the discharge valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Tommy W. Weaver, Sydney E. Pogue
  • Patent number: 7547201
    Abstract: A compact simplified compressor apparatus is provided with a rotating shaft rotationally driven by a motor, a compact compressor activated by the rotating shaft, an air feeding means for feeding a high-pressure air from the compact compressor to a tire, and a power source plug supplying an electricity to the motor. The compact compressor is provided with a rod attached to the rotating shaft via a crank, a piston having a peripheral groove in an outer peripheral surface and integrally formed with the rod, a cylinder having a cylinder chamber receiving the piston so as to freely reciprocate, and a ring seal sealing between the piston and an inner peripheral surface of the cylinder chamber. The ring seal is provided with a base portion having a base surface seating on a groove wall surface in the rod side of the peripheral groove, and inner and outer lip portions, each extending from the base portion toward radially inside and outside so as to be opened toward the opposite rod side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Vincent Chou
  • Publication number: 20090068042
    Abstract: There is provided, in one embodiment, a ball valve for regulating the flow of petroleum fluids therethrough. The ball valve is capable of transitioning between an open and a closed position. The ball valve includes in one embodiment a hydraulic piston, containment union, ported stem, containment cage and drag plunger, and is adapted to regulate the flow of fluid northward through the valve. A ball and seat should be positioned above these components, so that the hydraulic piston may extend therethrough. More specifically, during a pump downstroke, fluid enters the drag plunger, moves northward through the containment cage and into the interior of the ported stem, exits the interior of the ported stem and enters a plurality of angled veins, which impart cyclonic motion on fluid passing northward therethrough, assisting in the removal of debris. Also during the downstroke, a pedestal portion of the hydraulic unseats the ball from the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Brent Ford
  • Publication number: 20080283250
    Abstract: A pump has a housing having a top plate and a bottom plate and a shaft slidingly extending through an aperture in the top plate. A piston is connected to the shaft. The piston separates a volume within the housing into a first stage chamber defined in the housing below the piston and a second stage chamber defined in the housing above the piston. A fluid transfer port in the piston is in fluid communication with the second stage chamber and, through a check valve, with the first stage chamber. Another stage check valve allows one-way flow of fluid from a suction area below the bottom plate into the first stage chamber. A pressure control valve may be provided for selectively allowing fluid to flow out of the first stage chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: ANGEL ENERGY INC.
    Inventor: Daniel C. SIMMONS
  • Publication number: 20080260548
    Abstract: A stationary structure is mounted on the floor of an ocean or other body of water subject to wave motion. The structure provides a floatation body that moves with the waves and is able to drive a sealing plate in a compression chamber. When the water level changes, or wave action magnitude changes, a second sealing plate is able to move automatically to maintain a constant size of the compression chamber. Air compressed in the chamber is let into a tank to maintain a constant elevated pressure in the tank and the air pressure is used to power a turbine to generate electricity. In an alternate embodiment, a mechanical linkage drives the turbine directly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Ned M. Ahdoot
  • Publication number: 20080226477
    Abstract: An electromagnetic oscillating fluid pump with a T-shaped valve includes a housing having an air outlet end and an air outlet, two electromagnetic coils disposed in the housing and a magnetic piston slidably disposed between the two electromagnetic coils, which has a valve disposed therein. By changing the magnetic polarity of the electromagnetic coil, the piston is magnetically driven to reciprocate. During reciprocation of the piston, air can be pressed to open the valve to pass through a gap between the valve and piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Chau-Chuan WU, Tower S.J. Wu
  • Patent number: 7351044
    Abstract: In order to achieve a high level of impermeability with a low closing force for the sealing elements of a multistage piston compressor, the overflow channel (19) in the valve piston (9) opens into at least two passages (26, 27) and the sealing plate of the overflow check valve (20) that is located in the valve piston (9) is configured as a freely guided closing membrane (28) with a limited stroke. The passages (26, 27) of the overflow channel (19) have different diameters, are arranged on a graduated circle at a radial distance from the axis of the closing membrane (28) and are completely covered by the closing membrane (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Continental AG
    Inventors: Iwan Antufjew, Marko Schrödter, Stefan Beetz
  • Patent number: 7267533
    Abstract: A reciprocating pump includes a drive section and a pump section. The drive section has a reciprocating coil assembly to which alternating polarity control signals are applied during operation. A permanent magnet structure of the drive section creates a magnetic flux field which interacts with an electromagnetic field produced during application of the control signals to the coil. The coil assembly includes a drive member that drives a plunger assembly having a plunger and a valve stem movably interfitted within the plunger and having a lower poppet head. As the plunger is driven downwardly the plunger contacts the poppet head to drive it into the pump chamber to force the fluid therefrom. There is a gap between the poppet head and the plunger so that the initial downward movement of the plunger closes the gap to gain momentum before it contacts the poppet head and drives it downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: BRP US Inc.
    Inventors: Raul A. Tocci, Martin L. Radue
  • Patent number: 7241120
    Abstract: A piston machine includes a cylindrical wall (2) defining a swept volume (1) and having a plurality of gas inlet openings (5), and a piston (3) reciprocating in the swept volume (1), and the piston head (12) of which is formed as a valve having a plurality of openings (14) provided in the piston head (12), and a forcelocking device (16, 21; 18, 24) for retaining the plurality of openings (14) in one of their open condition and closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH
    Inventors: Eckard Bez, Thorsten Burggraf, Stefan Zabeschek
  • Patent number: 7147442
    Abstract: An automatic oil pump includes a drive chamber, having a reciprocal driving device, and an oil chamber, having a sucking device, located on two sides of a main body. The reciprocal driving device has a piston unit having a valve chamber at its center and a balance valve and is pushed by a spring. The drive chamber has grooves on its inside wall. The piston unit has two channels, allowing air to flow into the valve chamber past two sides of the piston unit. On the piston unit is a driving rod. The driving rod penetrates into the main body and reaches into the oil chamber. A hermetic cover and a movable piston are attached to an end of the driving rod. On the wall of the piston are pluralities of through holes. The reciprocal driving device drives the piston in the oil chamber to move reciprocally, so oil is sucked into and out of the oil chamber continuously. Thereby, oil sucking speed and volume are upgraded to save time and labor, and oil pumping efficiency is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Inventor: Kuo-Chung Yeh
  • Patent number: 7118352
    Abstract: The metering device for a liquid medium comprises a cylinder and a piston operatively disposed therein to define a metering chamber ahead of the piston. The outlet end of the cylinder is open and closed by an evacuation valve. The piston is driven forwardly through a working stroke to force the liquid medium in the metering chamber out of the chamber and past the evacuation valve. A check valve located in the metering chamber moves from a closed to an open position on each working stroke to preclude entrapment of air in the metering chamber and thus provide for more accurate metering. The metering device may include means to regulate the length of the working stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Oil-Rite Corporation
    Inventors: Donald G. Gruett, Michael J. Wech
  • Patent number: 7063520
    Abstract: In a reciprocating compressor including a piston slide-inserted into the compression space of the cylinder, having a gas path therein, inducing a fluid into the compression space through the gas path and varying a volume of the compression space while performing a linear reciprocating motion with a mover of a reciprocating motor; a suction valve combined with the front end of the piston detachably and adjusting suctioning of the fluid into the compression space; and a discharge valve combined with the front end of the piston detachably and opening/closing the compression space of the cylinder in the linear reciprocating motion of the piston, a suction valve assembly of a reciprocating compressor includes an elastic member for absorb impact of the suction valve in clash and a combining member consisting of a head portion having a width so as to be overlapped with part of an opening/closing portion of the suction valve or a retainer and a valve seat, and accordingly a reliability of the compressor can be improv
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Won-Sik Oh, Sang-Man Oh, Hyung-Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 6979184
    Abstract: A manual negative pressure pump device comprises a suction cylinder, a handle, a pull, a piston, and an expandable spring which forms a vacuum absorbing device. A front end of the suction cylinder is a thread post with outer thread. The thread post has a central through hole and a plurality of small air holes around the through hole. The thread post is screwed with a nut of a joint. A valve and a drain-proof ring are installed between the joint and the thread post. The valve is a rubber washer and two ends of the washer have respective pins. The two pins are inserted into a central through hole of the joint and the central through hole of the thread post. The central through holes of the joint and the thread post are retained with a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventors: An Chiuan Wu, Shin Shian Huang, Kuo Bau Wu
  • Patent number: 6913450
    Abstract: A suction valve coupling structure for a reciprocating compressor is disclosed in which a piston being linearly moved in a cylinder upon receipt of driving force from an electric mechanism unit, according to which gas flows through a gas flow passage formed therein, is coupled by welding to a valve for opening and closing the gas flow passage, thereby strengthening the coupling state of the suction valve. Since the coupling structure is simplified, a dead volume is reduced and a stroke volume is increased, improving compression efficiency. A stroke control of the piston is facilitated to enable a precise control of movement of the piston. In addition, a reliability of the coupling of the suction valve can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Seong-Joon Hong, Bon-Cheol Ku, Hyeong-Suk Kim, Hyung-Pyo Yoon
  • Publication number: 20040265156
    Abstract: A pressure-limiting pump system for pressurizing a vessel, including a plunger terminating in a piston loose-fitting within a cylinder. The piston includes a flange forming the lip of an annular groove in the piston for supporting an O-ring seal. The groove is provided with a plurality of ports terminating in the piston within the cylinder. The O-ring is slidable on the piston groove surface. On the intake stroke, the O-ring moves to uncover the ports, and on the compression stroke, the O-ring moves to cover the ports to seal the compression chamber. When pressure exceeds a predetermined level, further compression causes air to bypass the O-ring and escape from the chamber, thereby limiting system pressure. The pump system may be mounted on-axis or off-axis in a tank sidearm. A handle is secured to the sprayer tank via shoulder inserts and is pivotable out of the way when filling the tank, yet can be locked in position as desired by a shift in pivot position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: David Byron, Daniel R. Boas
  • Patent number: 6835052
    Abstract: A suction valve assembly of a reciprocating compressor includes: an inertial valve having a valve plate detachably attached at a valve seat of a piston, and opening and shutting the suction passage, and a support bar extended from a rear side of the valve plate, inserted into the suction passage and a plurality of guide grooves at regular intervals in a circumferential direction thereof; and guide pins slidably inserted into the guide grooves of the inertial valve and fixed at the piston to limit an opening rate of the valve plate, thereby minimizing a dead volume inside a compression chamber by making a valve side forming the compression chamber to be plane and strengthening a structural coupling strength of a valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyung-Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 6817846
    Abstract: A gas compressor and method according to which a piston assembly reciprocates in a bore to draw the fluid to be compressed into the bore during movement of the piston unit in one direction and to compress the fluid during movement of the piston unit in the other direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventor: Robert Bennitt
  • Patent number: 6802701
    Abstract: A suction valve assembly of a compressor includes: a piston disposed movable in a cylinder forming a compression chamber, having a suction passage for sucking a fluid and a valve seat formed at a front side thereof; a valve body contacted to the valve seat to open and close the fluid, of which a front side making a portion of the compression chamber is formed hermetical; a support rod inserted into a rear portion of the valve body and fixed at one side of the piston and supporting the valve body to be moved in a certain range; and a release preventing unit formed between the valve body and the support rod to prevent the valve body from releasing from the support rod. A guide groove inside a compression chamber is removed to prevent generation of a dead volume, thereby improving an efficiency of a compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ki-Won Noh, Choong-Min Jung
  • Patent number: 6746220
    Abstract: A pressure fluid-delivery device comprising a cylinder, a piston and a reservoir for a fluid. A V-seal is mounted in an annulus between the cylinder and the piston. An axial movement of the piston forwards relative to the cylinder results in a delivery of a pressure fluid from the cylinder space. A first leg, in a similar fashion to a check valve, hereby springingly attempts to seal an outlet opening of a channel, which communicates with the reservoir. When the piston is moved backwards, this leg can open the outlet opening, admitting fluid into the cylinder space. The seal rests on a forwardly facing, radially outwardly extending surface of the piston. The seal's first leg projects slantingly radially inwards and is arranged to come into abutment against an axially extending portion of the piston. The seal's second leg projects slantingly radially outwards and constantly abuts sealingly against the cylinder surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Kongsberg Automotive ASA
    Inventor: Daniel Norheim
  • Publication number: 20040047751
    Abstract: A reciprocating compressor includes a piston which reciprocates in a cylinder; a suction valve mounted at an end surface of the piston; a discharging valve assembly that compresses and discharges gas taken into a compression space; and a suction valve fixing member engaged to a frontal surface of the piston to movably receive the suction valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Byung-Jik Kim, Hyeong-Seok Kim, Dong-Han Kim, Jin-Sung Park
  • Patent number: 6695596
    Abstract: In a suction valve apparatus of a reciprocating compressor including a piston having a gas passage at which gas flows inside its body portion, a valve seat formed at an end of a piston body to open the gas passage and a step face formed so as to have a thickness inward from the valve seat and have a plurality of gas through holes and a mounting through hole, and a valve cone having a detachable coupling portion formed extendely from a cone portion corresponded to the valve seat of the piston and inserted into the mounting through hole of the step face of the piston so as to be movable, a re-expansion loss can be reduced by minimizing a dead volume of a suction gas valve, an efficiency of a reciprocating compressor can improve by reducing a heat transmission loss by sucking refrigerant gas through the plurality of gas through holes of the step face from the gas passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Won-Sik Oh, Jung-Sik Park
  • Patent number: 6666663
    Abstract: A gas suction apparatus for a reciprocating compressor, including a piston having a gas flowing passage where refrigerant gas flows, being inserted in the compression space formed in a cylinder enabling linear reciprocating movement, a fixing means combined to the piston and an inertia valve inserted in the gas flowing passage of the piston movably having a moving distance restricted by the fixing means, for opening and closing the gas flowing passage moving according to the pressure difference and inertia generated by the linear reciprocating movement of the piston can minimize dead volume of a gas compression space, ease controlling of a stroke and make the suction flowing of gas smoothly by an excellent reliability of response of valve, thus to improve compression performance. The damage of the component can be also prevented by increasing structural strength, thus to improve reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyeong Kook Lee, Hyung Jin Kim, Won Sik Oh, Hyuk Lee
  • Patent number: 6648614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a piston pump, which is in particular appropriate for the pressure fluid delivery in electronically controlled brake systems, including a housing, a suction valve, a pressure valve, and a pump piston that is designed as a stepped piston having a large-diameter portion and a small-diameter portion. According to the present invention, the stepped piston at its large-diameter portion is guided in a pump cartridge. Preferably, the pressure valve is designed additionally at the cartridge in a radial direction relative to the direction of movement of the stepped piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Axel Hinz, Hans-Dieter Reinartz
  • Publication number: 20030165391
    Abstract: A suction valve assembly of a reciprocating compressor includes: an inertial valve having a valve plate detachably attached at a valve seat of a piston, and opening and shutting the suction passage, and a support bar extended from a rear side of the valve plate, inserted into the suction passage and a plurality of guide grooves at regular intervals in a circumferential direction thereof; and guide pins slidably inserted into the guide grooves of the inertial valve and fixed at the piston to limit an opening rate of the valve plate, thereby minimizing a dead volume inside a compression chamber by making a valve side forming the compression chamber to be plane and strengthening a structural coupling strength of a valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Hyung-Jin Kim