Ball Type Patents (Class 417/554)
  • Patent number: 10914148
    Abstract: An improved ball valve on a pump system comprising a ball valve having a ball, a first end arranged for operatively engaging the pump system, a first axial port on the first end sufficiently narrow to prevent the passage of the ball, a ball-seat disposed on the first end with a plurality of ports annularly disposed around the ball and extending through the ball-seat, a second axial port on a second end sufficiently narrow to prevent the passage of the ball, and the second end of the ball valve arranged for connecting to the pump system. The improved ball valve further comprising a ball seat without a first axial port. The improved ball valve further comprising a plurality of ports extending outwardly from the first axial port and extending through the ball-seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Jerry Rich
  • Patent number: 10900483
    Abstract: A downhole pump is used for a reciprocating pump system having a rod string disposed in a tubing string. A barrel of the pump is disposed, and a plunger of the pump coupled to the rod string is movably disposed in the barrel. The plunger has an external surface disposed at an annular gap relative to the barrel's internal surface. The external surface has circumferential grooves defined thereabout that hold wipers. An inner ring of the wipers composed of a swellable material is engaged in the one or more circumferential grooves, while an outer ring composed of a second material is disposed about the inner ring. The swellable material of the inner ring energizes the outer ring in slideable engagement with the internal surface of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: John E. Stachowiak, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10859162
    Abstract: A piston is the driven component within a pump. The piston is driven along a longitudinal axis to pump a fluid through the pump. The fluid flows through the piston between an upstream end of the pump and a downstream end of the pump. The piston outputs the fluid into the downstream end of the pump at a vector offset from the longitudinal axis, thereby inducing rotation of the piston throughout the pumping process. Rotating the piston encourages even wear on various components within the pump, such as sealing rings surrounding the piston, thereby increasing the lifespan of the components and increasing the efficiency of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Jeromy D. Horning, Christopher A. Lins, James A. Klaverkamp
  • Patent number: 10669679
    Abstract: A pump for a striping machine includes dual check valves within its piston. At least one of the dual check valves is closed during an upstroke of the piston, thereby ensuring that the pump drives fluid during both its upstroke and its downstroke to maintain a desired ratio between a fluid output by the pump and a material solution output by another pump of the striping machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Nelson, Dennis Dingmann, Mike Flander, James C. Schroeder, Peter Thomassen
  • Patent number: 10662746
    Abstract: A plunger sleeve for use in an artificial lift system for the production of hydrocarbons which includes an elongate body having an upper end, a lower end, and a central opening through the elongate body. The lower end includes a structural section forming at least a portion of the outer surface of the elongate body and a polymeric section forming at least a portion of an inner surface of the elongate body. At least a portion of the inner surface of the elongate body formed by the polymeric section within the lower end is configured to sealingly conform with a portion of an outer surface of a wellbore sealing device. An artificial lift system including the plunger sleeve and a method of proving artificial lift using the plunger sleeve is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventor: Matthew S. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9970271
    Abstract: A plunger apparatus may include an upper cylindrical section, a plurality of through-holes, an elongated body, and a lower cylindrical section. The plurality of through-holes may be circumferentially arranged about the upper cylindrical section to provide passages for venting and releasing particulates that clog the plunger and barrel seal area. Further, the plunger apparatus may provide an undersized area circumferentially disposed about the upper cylindrical section for creating a point of relief and inducing swirling of particulates. An oversized area may also be provided for creating a point of increased pressure about the plunger apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Don Crane
  • Patent number: 9957782
    Abstract: A screen filter assembly is disclosed. The screen filter assembly has an upper screen housing and a lower screen housing, both of which contain screens to filter solids from dirty production fluid. The lower screen housing has a plurality of rings that seal off the area between the upper screen housing and the lower screen housing, thereby preventing any cleaned fluid produced by the lower screen housing from mixing with any contaminated fluid above it. The screen filter assembly filters dirty production fluid in order to keep the solids off of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Brent Ford
  • Patent number: 9856864
    Abstract: A reciprocating pump includes an open-bottomed barrel adapted for attaching to the lower end of a production tubing string; a seating assembly having a cylindrical bore and adapted for mounting to a seating nipple at the upper end of the barrel; and a plunger assembly adapted for attaching to the lower end of a sucker rod string. The plunger assembly includes concentric upper and lower plunger sections interconnected by a double-valve, ported valve cage. The plungers are sized for sealing reciprocating engagement within, respectively, the bore of the seating assembly and the bore of the pump barrel. The lower plunger and the ported valve cage define a production chamber within the pump barrel. The upper plunger has ports allowing fluid flow from the tubing into the production chamber. Optionally, the upper plunger and the barrel may be provided with flush ports facilitating flushing of the pump to eliminate vapor lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventor: Derek N. Krilow
  • Patent number: 9822620
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a plunger for use in a pumping system. The plunger can include a cylindrical plunger body that is adapted to be coupled to a drive rod. The plunger body can define an aperture configured to receive pumped fluids. The aperture can define an inner diameter of the plunger body. The plunger body can include a leading end having a tapered portion configured to direct solids into the aperture. The tapered portion can be tapered from the inner diameter toward an outer diameter of the plunger body to form a tip aligned with the outer diameter. The tapered portion can include two or more different degrees of taper along a length of the tapered portion. The plunger body can further include a rear end coupleable to a traveling valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Muth Pump LLC
    Inventor: Garold M. Muth
  • Patent number: 9745837
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a surface unit for a pumping system. The surface unit may include a conduit that is reciprocatable to pump produced fluid from downwell to the surface unit and a flow line in fluid communication with the conduit such that the produced fluid may be collected from the conduit. The surface unit may also include a pump barrel that separates the conduit from a well tubing and a diluent line in fluid communication with a space between the pump barrel and the well tubing. The diluent line may be sealed from the conduit and the flow line such that a diluent or lubricant may be delivered to the space between the pump barrel and the well tubing via the diluent line without contaminating the produced fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Muth Pump LLC
    Inventor: Garold M. Muth
  • Patent number: 9334861
    Abstract: A human-powered positive-displacement single dual-action cylinder treadle pump for use in pumping and distributing water from wells and other water sources, as well as methods of manufacturing and operating such a pump. The pump offers rural farmers a portable device for pumping water for use in irrigating fields and crops that is powerful, low-cost, modular and portable. The modularity of the pump allows for easy access to any of the components of the pump should they require maintenance, repair or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Brooklyn Bridge to Cambodia, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Charles Edwin Berg, Anthony Robert Cerqua, Bryce Austell, Kenneth Long, Joseph Colmone
  • Patent number: 9284953
    Abstract: A fluid end assembly comprising a fluid end housing with multiple discharge manifold ports which provide a fluid end assembly that overcomes problems associated with prior art single port discharge manifold designs that result in non-symmetrical flow of discharged fluids through the fluid end discharge valves, resulting in premature failure of said valves. The multiple port discharge manifolds overcome problems associated with non-symmetrical flow of discharged fluids through a fluid end discharge valve, thereby improving valve life and performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: George H Blume
  • Patent number: 9145765
    Abstract: A pump plunger for a sucker rod pump includes an elongated plunger body having first and second plunger body ends and a longitudinal plunger body bore extending between the first and second plunger body ends, a first plunger end fitting releasably carried by the first plunger body end of the plunger body, a second plunger end fitting releasably carried by the second plunger body end of the plunger body, a first plunger seal pack sandwiched between the first plunger body end and the first plunger end fitting and a second plunger seal pack sandwiched between the second plunger body end and the second plunger end fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Lubri-Pump, Inc.
    Inventor: Ron Gabriel
  • Patent number: 9133944
    Abstract: A switching valve, in particular for controlling a fluid subject to high pressure is described. The switching valve has at least one valve unit, which includes a valve seat element and a switching element guided movably in a guide element, wherein the valve seat element and the switching element interact to provide a switching valve function. The valve seat element and the guide element are provided in a housing. The valve seat element, the guide element and the housing form a through flow channel for the fluid to be controlled. An elastically and/or plastically deformable sealing body is provided in a fully enclosed space between the inner wall of the housing and the outer walls of the valve seat element and of the guide element. The sealing body can be subject to a predetermined pressure to seal off the through flow channel from the housing and subject the valve seat element and the guide element to an inward-directed preload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: DIONEX SOFTRON GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Haeckel, Richard Schloderer
  • Patent number: 9033688
    Abstract: The Invention provided is a hydraulic powered down hole reciprocating pump traveling valve component to provided lifting hydraulics on the down stroke using the derived motion and pressure of petroleum liquids and gasses, such as oil, water and natural gas and also utilizing the frictional traveling forces driven by the surface equipment. Designed to utilize the elements within the pumping apparatus to obtain the hydraulic power within and transfer the energy's force to the exposed bottom end of the pressure locked traveling ball valve adjacent within the ball valve containment cage, providing ultimate lifting power to open the ball valve on the initiation of the down stroke. The component consist of a Hollow Hydraulic Power Shaft, Hollow Pressure Motion House, and a Fluid Cavity Power Drag Plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Tru Lift Supply Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Kowalchuk
  • Publication number: 20150098840
    Abstract: The Invention provided is a hydraulic powered down hole reciprocating pump traveling valve component to provided lifting hydraulics on the down stroke using the derived motion and pressure of petroleum liquids and gasses, such as oil, water and natural gas and also utilizing the frictional traveling forces driven by the surface equipment. Designed to utilize the elements within the pumping apparatus to obtain the hydraulic power within and transfer the energy's force to the exposed bottom end of the pressure locked traveling ball valve adjacent within the ball valve containment cage, providing ultimate lifting power to open the ball valve on the initiation of the down stroke. The component consist of a Hollow Hydraulic Power Shaft, Hollow Pressure Motion House, and a Fluid Cavity Power Drag Plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander Kowalchuk
  • Patent number: 8672418
    Abstract: A sealing structure is provided wherein an annular groove formed in a pump cylinder of a piston pump receives therein a seal ring made of a synthetic resin material and having an inner circumferential surface fluid-tightly contacting an outer circumferential surface of the pump piston and an O-ring arranged on the outer circumferential side of the seal ring and urging the seal ring radially inward. The seal ring is formed at its axial end portions with flange portions for preventing the O-ring from coming off. In the state that the seal ring and the O-ring are fitted in the annular groove, the flange portions do not receive a load from the O-ring, and a surface pressure which the seal ring applies to the outer circumferential surface of the piston at an axial center portion thereof is set to be higher than surface pressures which it applies to the outer circumferential surface of the piston at axial end portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tomoo Harada, Tsunekazu Nishida
  • Patent number: 8647083
    Abstract: An improved plunger has a north end, a south end, and a center region therebetween. A first northward angled shoulder is provided proximate the north end, for catching solids and preventing them from damaging an exterior of the plunger below the shoulder and potentially other pump components. In one embodiment, first and second northward angled shoulders are provided proximate the north end. First and second southward angled shoulders may be provided proximate the south end, making the plunger invertible when the north end becomes worn. The plunger may be comprised of separable regions, having different hardnesses. In one embodiment, the shoulders may provide a tapered outside diameter for the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Brent Ford
  • Patent number: 8523542
    Abstract: The present invention describes a pumping device (1) for pumping fluids. The pumping device (1) comprises a force transmitting element (2), a tension unit (3) coupled to the force transmitting element (2) and a seal element (10). The force transmitting element (2) is adapted for transferring an upstroke and a downstroke to a pump plunger (5) for pumping fluid (12). The tension unit (3) is adapted for applying a tension force (F) to the force transmitting element (2) for keeping the force transmitting element (2) under tension during the upstroke and the downstroke. The seal element (10) is adapted for sealingly preventing pumping fluids (12) during the downstroke and for enabling pumping fluid (12) during the upstroke. A part (16) of the seal element (10) is rigidly coupled with the force transmitting element (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Montanuniversitaet Leoben
    Inventor: Herbert Hofstätter
  • Patent number: 8418480
    Abstract: A cooling system employs a single-acting positive displacement bellows pump to transfer a cryogenic liquid such as liquid nitrogen from a storage dewar to a heat exchanger coupled to a measurement chamber of an instrument, wherein cooling takes place by vaporizing the liquid. Preferably, the capacity of the pump is greater than the maximum cooling requirement of the instrument, wherein both vapor resulting from vaporizing of the cryogenic liquid circulated through the heat exchanger and liquid that does not vaporize when circulated through the heat exchanger are returned to the storage dewar, wherein the vapor is subsequently vented from the dewar. Preferably, with the aid of a weir in a return line, the level of liquid in the heat exchanger is maintained full and constant, and the cooling demands are automatically met without the need for other control of the flow rate or level of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Danley, Patrick Traini
  • Patent number: 8418600
    Abstract: A pump device and method minimizes the quantity of air in a vehicle brake system by reducing the volume of detrimental space. The device includes a piston movable between first and second end points, a line system that conducts fluid through the device, and a closing element, movable between an open position releasing the flow of the fluid and a closed position interrupting the fluid flow, that selectively releases the flow of the fluid through the device. The line system includes a through-line formed in the piston for conducting the fluid through the piston. By virtue of a section of the through-line that receives the closing element in the piston, a force is generated that is transmittable from the fluid to the closing element that moves the closing element in the direction of its closed position when the piston is moving in the direction of the first end point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: WABCO GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Heinrich
  • Publication number: 20130039780
    Abstract: A downhole pump has a barrel and a plunger movably disposed therein. The gap between the barrel and plunger has first and second seals. The barrel and plunger each have a one-way valve restricting fluid passage out of it. A filter or screen is disposed on the plunger between the first and second seals. In a downstroke, fluid and particulate in the barrel transfers into the plunger. In an upstroke, fluid and particulate in the plunger lifts uphole. At the same time, a volume in the barrel fills with fluid and particulate. During either stroke, the first seal prevents particulate uphole of the plunger from passing into the gap. The filter or screen, however, prevents at least some particulate (i.e., most or larger particulate) inside the plunger from passing out of the plunger with fluid flowing into the gap between the first and second seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: WEATHERFORD/LAMB, INC.
    Inventor: William C. Lane
  • Patent number: 8360751
    Abstract: A pump has a pump barrel formed from a larger diameter section and a smaller diameter section. Each section has a biased piston moveable within the section and the pistons are connected together to form a variable volume chamber between the pistons. As the connected pistons move toward the larger diameter section, a volume of fluid is moved through an inlet valve into the variable volume chamber of increasing volume. When the pistons are moved toward the smaller diameter section, a differential volume of fluid is discharged from the variable volume chamber of decreasing volume through a discharge valve into a discharge conduit. The pistons are actuated to move within the pump barrel by application and release of pressure at a remote end of the discharge conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Suncor Energy Inc.
    Inventor: Grant Duncan
  • Publication number: 20120141310
    Abstract: A downhole pump has a barrel and plunger. The barrel has a first one-way valve and the plunger has a second done-way valve. The plunger reciprocates with respect to the barrel. The plunger has a first end which has a tapered leading edge. Ports are adjacent to the leading edge. The ports communicate with a passage in the plunger. A sucker rod string coupling is located at the plunger first end. The sucker rod string coupling is coupled to walls located between the ports. The end of the sucker rod string coupling that is coupled to the plunger is tapered so that fluid can flow out of the ports. The sucker rod string coupling and the plunger first end form an integral member that couples to the remainder of the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Justin Conyers, Ian Douglas Rimmer, Bradley Craig Rogers
  • Patent number: 8191733
    Abstract: An arrangement for dispensing color paste, a shading apparatus, a method, a computer program product, and a memory. The arrangement includes a piston pump including a feed channel. The feed channel is provided with a substantially different amount of color paste per travelling length unit when the piston is moving towards the first end of the cylinder than when the piston is moving towards the second end of the cylinder. The arrangement further includes a valve connected to the feed channel, a dispensing channel connected to a first outlet channel of the valve for conveying color paste into a can, and a by-pass feed channel connected to a second outlet channel of the valve for conveying color paste past the can for the paint to be shaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: CPS Color Equipment Oy
    Inventor: Tapio Seppänen
  • Patent number: 8061381
    Abstract: There is provided a seat assembly for use in a downhole oil pump ball valve. The assembly includes a seat, a seat rest, and a ball. The seat is used for seating the ball of the ball valve. The seat has an outer wall and a top surface and a curved shoulder surface between the outer wall and the top surface. The seat rest receives the seat, and the seat rest has a curved corner surface so that when the seat is assembled with the seat rest the seat and seat rest are in substantial contact at all points of the curved shoulder surface and the curved corner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Ford
  • Publication number: 20110182758
    Abstract: An improvement to raise the efficiency of a reciprocating refrigeration compressor, the improvement comprising a channel in the piston that transfers pressure from the clearance volume of the cylinder to the low pressure side of the piston when an opening of the channel aligns with a groove or a duct in the cylinder wall. Alternately, the channel comprises a ball extending from and held to the clearance volume opening of the channel by a spring. When the spring is compressed, the ball is moved from the opening, and pressure in the clearance volume is transferred to the low pressure side of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Xiaohua Yuan
  • Publication number: 20110158836
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid paint pumping apparatus comprising a piston reciprocable in a cylinder to pump liquid paint during a substantially horizontal pumping stroke of the piston and to charge the cylinder with paint during a reverse stroke of the piston. The apparatus further comprises a check valve disposed within the piston, the check valve comprising: a ball member, a seat, a spring urging the ball member into engagement with the seat, and a plastics cage guiding movement of the ball towards and away from the seat. The seat receives the ball member so as to form a seal to prevent flow of liquid paint between the ball and the seat during the pumping stroke of the piston, and the ball member moves away from the seat during the reverse stroke of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: ITW LIMITED
    Inventors: Nigel Wood, Alan Smith
  • Patent number: 7891959
    Abstract: A piston pump includes a pump housing having a suction port and a discharge port. A piston is mounted in a bore of the pump housing and forms a pump chamber. Suction and discharge valves are provided on the opposite sides of the pump chamber, respectively. The suction valve includes a retainer which is mounted on the piston and has a valve bore which communicates with the suction port, a valve seat which is formed at the pump chamber end of the valve bore, and a valve body holding portion and a spring holding portion. The suction valve also includes a valve body which can seat and unseat from the valve seat and which is received and held by the valve body holding portion, and a spring which is received and held by the spring holding portion and biases the valve body towards the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoo Harada, Junichi Maeda
  • Patent number: 7869204
    Abstract: A computer with a fully integrated virtual keyboard projector and a display projector. The computer includes a base having a CPU, a video card and memory, a screen pivotally mounted to one side of the base, and a display projector mounted to an opposite side of the base and angled to project a computer generated image onto the screen. Further, the computer includes a keyboard projector mounted to the opposite side of the base to project a keyboard onto a surface adjacent to the opposite side of the base. Further, the computer includes another display projector mounted to the opposite side of the base and digitally synchronized with the first display projector for projecting a superimposed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Courtney S. Bair, Eric R. Kern
  • Patent number: 7785085
    Abstract: A piston pump includes a pump housing having a suction port, a discharge port, and an internal cavity; a first cylinder member having a cylinder bore; a piston built into the cylinder bore of the first cylinder member to thereby form a pump chamber and adapted to change the volume of the pump chamber by means of axially reciprocating movement; a suction valve provided in the piston; and a discharge valve provided at the discharge side of the pump chamber. A circumferential protrusion is formed externally at an axially intermediate portion of the first cylinder member. The first cylinder member is press-fitted, at the circumferential protrusion, into the internal cavity of the pump housing. A leading end portion of the first cylinder member from which the first cylinder member is inserted into the pump housing has a diameter smaller than that of the internal cavity of the pump housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Maeda, Toru Fujita
  • Publication number: 20100215530
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piston pump for a vehicle braking system, having a housing section and a piston that is displacably guided into the housing section. A receiving cap is provided for receiving an inlet valve. A sealing element is connected to the receiving cap for sealing the piston and a piston rod that is joined to the sealing element. The piston rod has a first and a second piston rod element. In the first piston rod element, a fluid inlet for introducing the fluid into the inside of the piston is provided. The second piston rod element partially covers the fluid inlet in the axial direction of the piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Oliver Schmautz, Marc Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 7690736
    Abstract: In a liquid pump for a braking system of a vehicle, one end of a piston is slidably inserted into a cylindrical space of a housing member, and a sliding ring is provided on the piston. A suction chamber is formed by an inner peripheral surface of the housing member, an outer peripheral surface of the piston and the sliding ring. An inner diameter “Dk” of the housing member is made larger than an inner diameter “Dc” of the cylindrical space. As a result, the volume of the suction chamber is increased, without making the piston smaller in its diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihito Kusano
  • Patent number: 7690899
    Abstract: A piston pump includes a first piston pump including a first piston and a first pump chamber, a second piston pump including a second piston and a second pump chamber, the second piston operating to follow the first piston, a pressure release passage formed in communication with the second pump chamber, and a relief valve provided at the pressure release passage and defining an upper limit discharge pressure of the second piston pump. When a discharge pressure of the second piston pump is equal to or smaller than the upper limit, a discharge fluid of the second piston pump is added to that of the first piston pump so as to flow into an outlet port. When the discharge pressure exceeds the upper limit, the discharge fluid is released to the pressure release passage and the discharge fluid of the first piston pump only flows to the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoo Harada
  • Patent number: 7648348
    Abstract: A submersible water pump and a dewatering system comprising the submersible pump. The submersible water pump includes a housing and an outer tube. The housing includes a housing dividing wall and a cylinder head having a bore therethrough through which the outer tube fits. The housing is in slidable engagement with the outer tube and the housing dividing wall. The dewatering system with the submersible pump is used to pump water from vertical coal bed methane wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Richard E. Scallen
  • Patent number: 7617874
    Abstract: A valve control system for a wellbore includes a fiber composite actuator functionally coupled to a valve operating member and means for controllably charging an interior of the actuator with fluid under pressure. A valve for a wellbore includes a valve stem and a valve seat associated with a valve body. The valve stem and valve seat are configured to enable fluid flow from an inlet port in the valve body to an outlet port in the valve body when the stem is moved from the seat. An axial contraction fiber composite actuator is functionally coupled to the valve stem. The valve includes means for controllably charging an interior of the actuator with fluid under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Murat Ocalan
  • Patent number: 7610930
    Abstract: A discharge valve comprising a valve body, a valve member, and a valve seat. The valve body has a first end; a second end; a central axis therebetween; an inlet formed through the first end; a flow channel extending from the inlet to the second end; a valve channel extending from the inlet and terminating within the valve body; and at least one discharge port extending from the valve channel to an outer surface of the valve body. The valve member is substantially-spherical and movably disposed within the valve channel. The valve seat is disposed adjacent the first end of the valve channel. The valve seat has an orifice defined therethrough The valve member is movable between a first position, engaging the valve seat to substantially seal the orifice, and a second position adjacent the second end of the valve channel to permit fluid to flow through the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventors: Tommy W. Weaver, Sydney E. Pogue
  • 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: 20090028734
    Abstract: A pump assembly with a pressable head comprises a push tube, an inner tube, a stop valve, and an outer tube; a top of the push tube passing through the outer tube; the push tube being communicated to the inner tube; a bottom of the inner tube being formed with an annular plug; the plug of the inner tube having a plurality of via holes with inclined inner walls; a top of the inner tube having a stop valve; the stop valve being a flat structure; a periphery of the stop valve being formed with an elastic structure; by the elastic deformation of the periphery of the stop valve, the stop valve will tightly adhere to an inner wall of the outer tube; an interior of the outer tube having a stepped structure with a larger size at an upper side and a smaller size at a lower side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Sen-Li TSENG
  • Publication number: 20080292481
    Abstract: A mastic pump is provided. The mastic pump is operable to pump mastic from a container to a mastic application tool. The mastic pump includes a pump body, a piston movable within the pump body, an actuator coupled to the piston for moving the piston, and a fulcrum adjustor coupled to the actuator at one of at least two positions. The mastic pump may include a valve diaphragm having an opening defined therein to allow mastic flow. Also, the pump may include a foot stand coupled to the pump body having a concave shaped portion. In addition, the actuator may include a grip and a carrying member spaced from the grip, the carrying member is grippable to transport the pump. Further, the mastic pump may include an accessory connector coupled to the pump body for connecting and disconnecting a mastic tool accessory to the pump body without the use of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: David J. Castagnetta, JR., Collin Sobczynski Farill, Erick Eladio Rios
  • Publication number: 20080247893
    Abstract: A downhole pump has a barrel and a plunger. The barrel has a first one-way valve and the plunger has a second one-way valve. The plunger is of the box end type. The pump prevents or minimizes gas lock by achieving high compression in the compression chamber between the two valves. The second valve is located close to the bottom end of the plunger. In the second valve, the valve seat is in contact with the seat plug, which seat plug has a seal. Alternatively, the valve seat is incorporated into the seat plug, which seat plug also has a seal. The plunger lacks reliefs at the bottom end and thereby achieves tight tolerances with the barrel, further contributing to high compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: John L. Perkins, Michael Wayne Stowe, Benny J. Williams
  • Patent number: 7377757
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fluid pump with a cylinder, piston and check valve for compressing the fluid having a high-pressure seal for precluding leakage of pressurized fluid. Any leakage from the high-pressure seal feeds back into an inlet area of the pump and recycles through the pump instead of leaking externally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Graves Spray Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Walch, Jr., James A. Wiegand
  • Patent number: 7296981
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a pump includes a first end section having a fluid inlet and a fluid intake valve, a second end section having a fluid outlet, and a midsection disposed between the first and second end sections, wherein the midsection includes a piston coupled to a drive member. The pump also includes a first set of bolts coupling the first end section to the midsection, and a second set of bolts coupling the second end section to the midsection, wherein the first and second end sections are independently releasable from the midsection via the first and second sets of bolts, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher L. Strong
  • Patent number: 7025134
    Abstract: The present invention relates to petroleum recovery operations, and more particularly, to the use of pulse technology to enhance the effectiveness of waterflooding operations. The systems of the present invention generally comprise an injection means for continually injecting a fluid into the subterranean formation, and a pressure pulsing means for periodically applying a pressure pulse having a given amplitude and frequency to the fluid while the fluid is being injected into the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Audis C. Byrd, David W. Ritter, Ronald G. Dusterhoft
  • Patent number: 6843645
    Abstract: A magnet pump includes a synthetic resin casing, divided into a front casing and a rear casing and configured to internally form an impeller housing chamber and a magnet can housing chamber contiguous thereto, having an inlet and an outlet for a target fluid to be transferred. The casing forms an eddy chamber at a position for dividing the front casing and the rear casing along the outer rim of the impeller housing chamber to surround the outer rim of the impeller. The eddy chamber has overhangs formed at an entry of the eddy chamber hanging over from both sides in the rotational-axis direction of the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Iwaki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Terada, Toshihiko Kondo, Yasumasa Kurihara, Koichi Kato, Takahiro Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 6837694
    Abstract: A hydraulic pump unit for vehicle brake control system comprising a pump housing, a cylinder received in a receiving hole formed in the pump housing. The cylinder has a bottom portion and is provided at the bottom portion with an outlet valve. A plunger is slidingly received in the cylinder and defines a pump chamber in cooperation with the cylinder. An inlet valve provided on the plunger, an inlet passage formed in the pump housing. An opening of the inlet passage is provided in the receiving hole. An outlet passage formed in the pump housing, an opening of the outlet passage is provided in the receiving hole. A plug member for closing an opening of the receiving hole, the plug member is fixed to the bottom portion of the cylinder, and an orifice plate having a passage is arranged between the bottom portion and the plug member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Unisia Jecs Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Furuya, Nobuhiro Tamai
  • Patent number: 6830441
    Abstract: A downhole pump having a barrel with a reciprocating plunger therein has at least one valve. The valve has a cage, a seat and a ball. The cage has a passageway extending between two ends, with the passage including a ball chamber. The ball chamber is between a perforated member and a stop. The ball is located in the ball chamber between the perforated member and the seat, which abuts the stop. The ball is movable along a raceway. The raceway has ribs with channels therebetween. The raceway skews away from a longitudinal axis of the ball chamber from the seat toward to the perforated member. The raceway can be made of a material that is either harder or softer or the same as the hardness of the inner wall of the ball chamber. In another embodiment, the valve has a throat with a stop for receiving a seat. The ball chamber has portions that are hardened. The clearance between the ball and the hardened portions of the ball chamber is at least twice as large as the clearance between the ball and the throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Harbison-Fischer Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Benny J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20040131488
    Abstract: The present invention contains a one-way standing valve holder and a one-way traveling valve holder. Contained within a shell of the standing valve holder are a nipple at the upper end and an intake tube at the lower end. A piston rod extends down from the earth's surface to the traveling valve holder. At the lower end of the release tube is a piston. The piston end of the traveling valve holder is inserted into the nipple end of standing valve holder aligning the piston with piston stop. An elastic ball within the shell creates a one-way standing valve, and a hard ball within the piston creates a one-way traveling valve. Surface equipment connected to traveling valve holder is used to reciprocate the pump up and down opening and closing the one-way valves at alternating intervals. Water fills into the riser pipe and additional pumping allows collection of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventor: Ben C. Locher
  • Patent number: 6746222
    Abstract: A bottom discharge valve is located on the bottom of the pump barrel just above the standing valve. The externally threaded pin end of the standing valve threads into the lower internally threaded portion of the bottom discharge valve. The externally threaded or pin end of the bottom discharge valve is large enough to allow the plunger cage or the traveling valves to actually stroke into the hollow portion of the neck or pin end of the disclosed bottom discharge valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Milton Skillman
  • Patent number: 6736618
    Abstract: A pump includes a cylinder, a tube, a hollow piston, a nozzle, a hollow handle and an elastic element. The tube is partially and movably inserted in the cylinder. The hollow piston is in fluid communication with the tube and movably received in the cylinder for pumping. The nozzle is in fluid communication with the tube, and includes an end face in compliance with a first external structure. The hollow handle is mounted on the cylinder between a first mode preventing their relative movement and a second mode allowing their relative movement. The hollow handle includes an open end through which the tube is inserted and a closed end with an internal face and an external face in compliance with a second external structure. The elastic element is compressed between an end of the cylinder and the closed end of the hollow handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Scott Wu