Rotating Inner Working Or Reacting Member Repositioned Relative To Cylinder Patents (Class 418/29)
  • Patent number: 9328710
    Abstract: The invention proposes a fuel delivery device for a fuel injection device of an internal combustion engine, having a delivery pump (10) and having at least one high-pressure pump (16). By means of the delivery pump (10), fuel from a storage container (12) is delivered to the suction side of the high-pressure pump (16), and fuel is delivered into a high-pressure region (18) by the high-pressure pump (16). The delivery pump (10) has an adjustable displacement volume, which means that a variable quantity of fuel can be conveyed at the same rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jost Krauss, Guenter Veit, Andreas Sommerer, Steffen Meyer-Salfeld
  • Publication number: 20150110659
    Abstract: A vane pump includes a rotor including a first annular groove and a second annular groove. The rotor further includes a cylindrical portion projecting axially from a radial inner side of the first annular groove and fitting over a drive shaft, and a slide contact portion formed on a radial inner side of the second annular groove. The cylindrical portion is slidably received in a bearing hole formed in a first side wall of a housing, whereas the slide contact portion abuts slidably on an inside wall surface of a second side wall of the housing. There is further formed, in the first annular groove, a recessed portion making a pressure receiving area of one of the first and second annular grooves greater than a pressure receiving area of the other of the first and second annular grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji SAGA, Hideaki OHNISHI, Yasushi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 8998594
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vane cell pump, having a rotor mounted in a pump housing and driven by a shaft, multiple vane plates mounted in this rotor in radially displaceable manner, and an outer ring surrounding the rotor and the vane plates, whereby this ring is disposed either directly in the pump housing or in a setting ring that can be moved in the pump housing along predetermined paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Geraete- und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt
    Inventor: Franz Pawellek
  • Publication number: 20150056090
    Abstract: In a variable capacity type vane pump in which a cam ring pivots, a discharge port is so formed that an absolute value of a difference between a discharge port start edge line inclination angle and a discharge port end edge line inclination angle is larger than a vane angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Koichiro Akatsuka, Tomoyuki Fujita, Masamichi Sugihara, Fumiyasu Kato
  • Patent number: 8961157
    Abstract: A vane pump includes a plurality of vanes and a vane cam. Each of the vanes is housed in a corresponding one of multiple slits in an outer periphery of a rotor in a manner of being capable of protruding from, and retracting in, the slit. Each of the vanes has both end faces formed into curved surfaces in a plane perpendicular to a rotational axis of the rotor. The vane cam is disposed in contact with an end portion of the rotor such that an outer peripheral surface thereof contacts inner peripheral side end portions of all vanes to thereby forcedly make the vanes protrude and retract. The vane cam is movable so as to vary an amount of eccentricity relative to a drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Iijima
  • Patent number: 8834132
    Abstract: In a hydraulic pressure circuit including an introduction section through which oil is introduced, a main passage section installed at a downstream side of the introduction section to be communicated with a supply section through which oil is supplied to each of slide sections of an internal combustion engine, a branch passage branched from the main passage section to supply oil to a hydraulic pressure actuator, and a control valve having a valve body which is moved in accordance with a pressure of an upstream side thereof, and a variable capacitance pump configured to drain oil to the introduction section, the variable capacitance pump is configured to vary a drained flow quantity in accordance with the drained pressure of oil and a pressure under which the oil drained flow quantity is started to be varied is higher than a pressure under which the valve body is started to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Yoshinori Ichinosawa, Yasushi Watanabe, Hideaki Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20140241927
    Abstract: A vane pump (1) includes: a front side vane case (40), a rear side vane case (50), a pump housing (60), a pump cover (70), a drive shaft (30), a rotationally driven rotor (10), and vanes (20) provided in slot sections (13), wherein engaging groove sections and guide protrusions (46, 52), which engaging one another, are provided in the vanes (20), the front side vane case (40) and the rear side vane case (50), the engaging groove sections and guide protrusions (46, 52) are composed in such a manner that the vanes (20) move following a proximal inner peripheral surface (42b) in a state where the vane is proximate to the proximal inner peripheral surface (42b), in accordance with rotation of the rotor (10), and pump chambers are demarcated by the vanes (20) situated in proximity with the proximal inner peripheral surface (42b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: TBK Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuta Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8747085
    Abstract: A vane cell pump has a rotor mounted in a pump housing and driven by a shaft, multiple vane plates mounted in the outer circumference of this rotor, and an outer ring that surrounds the rotor and the vane plates, whereby this ring is disposed either directly in the pump housing, or in a setting ring that can be moved in the pump housing, along predetermined paths. The vane cell pump has transverse grooves disposed in the cylinder mantle surface of the rotor, between the bearing grooves of the vane plates, running over the entire rotor width, disposed parallel to the bearing grooves of the vane plates, spaced apart from the bearing grooves by a bearing crosspiece. These transverse grooves have a non-symmetrical cross-section progression, which has a low point in each cell chamber, which point is always disposed behind the cell chamber center axis, seen in the direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Geraete- und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt
    Inventors: Franz Pawellek, Andreas Blechschmidt, Nico Eberhardt, Torsten Wilhelm, Andreas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8562316
    Abstract: In a variable capacity vane pump, a space between adjacent vanes is 1 pitch. A line that connects a half-pitch-advanced position from an end edge of an inlet port or from an end edge of an outlet port and a driving shaft center in a no-load state is termed a port reference line. A line that connects a center of a cam ring inner circumference side and the driving shaft center when an eccentricity amount of a cam ring is a maximum is termed a high pressure cam profile reference line. A line that connects the center of the cam ring inner circumference side and the driving shaft center at a low pressure when the eccentricity amount of the cam ring is a minimum is termed a low pressure cam profile reference line. The three reference lines; the port reference line, the high pressure cam profile reference line and the low pressure cam profile reference line, is set to be substantially parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Yamamuro, Hideo Konishi, Fusao Semba
  • Patent number: 8506270
    Abstract: A variable displacement vane pump including a relief valve which includes a valve bore, a spherical valve element in the valve bore, a valve seat fixed onto one axial side of the valve bore and having a through hole and an annular seat surface on which the valve element is seated when the relief valve is in a closed position, a coil spring disposed on the other axial side of the valve bore, and a valve element retainer disposed between the valve element and the coil spring, wherein the seat surface is configured such that when the relief valve is in the closed position, a center of the valve element is located offset from a central axis of one winding seating portion of the coil spring which is disposed on an opposite side of the seat surface, in a radial direction of the valve bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Hitachi Automotive Systems Steering, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Soeda
  • Patent number: 8425210
    Abstract: A variable-eccentricity vane pump having a rotor fitted with blades; an adjusting ring housing the rotor; elastic means for forcing the adjusting ring into a maximum-eccentricity position with respect to the rotor; a first sliding member connected to the adjusting ring and which slides in fluidtight manner inside a first chamber connected hydraulically to a delivery conduit of the pump; and a second sliding member connected to the adjusting ring and which slides in fluidtight manner inside a second chamber connected hydraulically to a delivery conduit of the pump. The first sliding member is connected to the adjusting ring on the opposite side to the elastic means and the second sliding member; and the second chamber is smaller than the first chamber, and has a drain opening formed in a lateral wall on which the second sliding member slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Pierburg Pump Technology Italy S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giacomo Armenio, Bernardo Celata
  • Patent number: 8419392
    Abstract: A variable displacement vane pump having various construction arrangements, including a low pressure supply passage constantly connecting an inlet passage and an other of a first fluid pressure chamber and second fluid pressure chamber; a low pressure introduction port formed in the other of the pump body and the rear body, and opened in an other of the first fluid pressure chamber and the second fluid pressure chamber; and a low pressure introduction passage formed in the other of the pump body and the rear body, the low pressure introduction passage connecting the low pressure introduction port and the inlet ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Yamamuro, Fusao Semba
  • Patent number: 8356986
    Abstract: A compressor includes a compression mechanism having two opposed end plates, a fixed member disposed between the two end plates, a movable member disposed between the two end plates, a bypass passage, and an opener/closer. The movable member is arranged to eccentrically move about a predetermined rotational axis to compress refrigerant in a compression chamber formed between the fixed member and the movable member. The bypass passageway has an upstream end opened to the compression chamber through which refrigerant is partially ejected from the compression chamber so as to be returned to a suction side of the compression mechanism. The cross section of the upstream end of the bypass passage is preferably elongated circumferentially about the rotational axis. The compression mechanism may include a plurality of bypass passages and a plurality of openers/closers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Higashi, Kazuhiro Furusho
  • Patent number: 8348645
    Abstract: A pump including a pressure plate having two inlets and outlets, wherein each inlet has an auxiliary intake port in fluid communication with the inlet, and each outlet has an auxiliary discharge port in fluid communication with the outlet, and a cam/rotor assembly attached to the pressure plate. The cam/rotor assembly includes a rotatable cam having an opening, a rotor within the cam opening, the rotor having multiple radial slots, and multiple vanes that move within the slots, wherein a pumping chamber is defined by a space between rotor and cam. Rotor rotation within the cam causes the vanes to extend and retract within the pumping chamber. The movement of the vanes discharges into the outlets and auxiliary discharge ports a fluid drawn into the pumping chamber via inlets and auxiliary intake ports. The auxiliary inlet and auxiliary discharge ports reduce pressure pulsations in a variable displacement dual-lobe vane pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Woodward, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander J. Kurylowski, Anita I. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8348646
    Abstract: A variable displacement vane pump includes a first and a second fluid pressure chamber (31,32) where the cam ring (4) is made eccentric to the rotor (2) by a pressure difference between the first and the second fluid pressure chamber (31,32), a control valve (21) for controlling a pressure of the first and the second fluid pressure chamber (31,32) so that an eccentric amount of the cam ring (4) is reduced to be small with an increase in a rotation speed of the rotor (2), a pressure applying section (36) for applying a pressure to the cam ring (4) in a direction of increasing the eccentric amount all the time, and a cam ring movement restricting portion (12) for defining a minimum eccentric amount of the cam ring (4) by restricting the movement of the cam ring (4) in a direction of decreasing the eccentric amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Fujita, Masamichi Sugihara, Hiroshi Shiozaki, Koichiro Akatsuka
  • Publication number: 20120164013
    Abstract: The positive-displacement pump (10) comprises a pump body (12) delimiting a rubber pressurizing chamber (14), and a feeder (16) for feeding the chamber (14) with rubber. The feeder (16) comprises a worm (42) able to rotate about a main axis (X) with respect to the pump body (12) and an absorption body (50) that absorbs the pressure of the pressurizing chamber (14) and is axially secured to the worm (42). The absorption body (50) is distinct from the worm (42), and has a surface (54) delimiting the pressurizing chamber (14) and arranged axially in line with the worm (42).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Christophe Ougier
  • Patent number: 8113804
    Abstract: An example vane pump comprises a shaft driving a rotor. The rotor has a plurality of vane grooves, with a vane received in each of the plurality of vane grooves, and an under vane chamber for communicating a pressurized fluid into the grooves to bias the vanes radially outwardly of the rotor. A cam ring is positioned radially outwardly of the rotor. The cam ring is free to rotate with the rotor through friction from the vanes as the rotor rotates. An inlet delivers a fluid to be pumped into an inlet chamber, and an outlet receives the fluid pumped by the vane pump. An outlet for the fluid biasing the vanes communicates to a main outlet through a passage including a valve to increase the pressure of the fluid in the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Steven A. Heitz, Christian L. Griffiths
  • Publication number: 20110280757
    Abstract: A rotary machine with a deformable rhomb includes a rotor formed by a deformable rhomb in contact, with or without clearance, with an internal surface of a housing forming a stator and/or with an external surface of a central crown, the deformable rhomb including four pistons connected one following the other by a pivotal hinge with an axis parallel to a longitudinal axis of the housing and thus forming a closed chain; a transmission mechanism to transmit movement between the pistons and a rotation shaft coaxial to a central axis of the machine, the transmission mechanism including a first rolling body mounted fixedly on at least one piston, an axis of the first rolling body passing in the centre of the piston and connected to a second rolling body, a centre of which passing through the central axis of the machine and being integral with the rotation shaft, the first rolling body being connected to the second rolling body directly or by an intermediate transmission member, wherein a demultiplication ratio bet
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Vincent Genissieux, Jean-Pierre Ambert, Jean-Thomas Collomb
  • Publication number: 20110142703
    Abstract: A variable displacement vane pump including a relief valve which includes a valve bore, a spherical valve element in the valve bore, a valve seat fixed onto one axial side of the valve bore and having a through hole and an annular seat surface on which the valve element is seated when the relief valve is in a closed position, a coil spring disposed on the other axial side of the valve bore, and a valve element retainer disposed between the valve element and the coil spring, wherein the seat surface is configured such that when the relief valve is in the closed position, a center of the valve element is located offset from a central axis of one winding seating portion of the coil spring which is disposed on an opposite side of the seat surface, in a radial direction of the valve bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Jun SOEDA
  • Patent number: 7862311
    Abstract: A variable displacement vane pump includes a pump body, a rotor, an annular cam ring, a rear body closing the pump body, a low pressure supply passage constantly connecting the inlet passage and the other of the first fluid pressure chamber and the second fluid pressure chamber, a low pressure introduction port formed in the other of the pressure plate and the rear body, and opened in the other of the first fluid pressure chamber and the second fluid pressure chamber, and a low pressure introduction passage formed in the other of the pressure plate and the rear body, the low pressure introduction passage connecting the low pressure introduction port and the inlet side vane back pressure grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Yamamuro, Fusao Semba
  • Publication number: 20100154402
    Abstract: A flow rate control device of a hydraulic pump in a power steering system, may include an upper cam ring having a cam profile, which is fixedly installed, a lower cam ring having a cam profile, which is engaged with the upper cam ring to be relatively rotatable about the upper cam ring, and a rotor including a plurality of veins and engaged with the upper and lower cam rings to form an inner space therebetween to pressurize oil by protruding the veins in the inner space by centrifugal force while rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seungbum Cho
  • Patent number: 7736134
    Abstract: A vane machine comprises an inner rotor (28) and an outer rotor (51). A plurality of radially extending vane elements (32) separates first vane chambers (89) from one another. The van elements (32), with a radially inner end region (34), are accommodated in the inner rotor (28) in a radially displaceable manner and, with a radially outer end region (36), are accommodated in the outer rotor (51) in a pivotable manner. It is proposed that the radially inner end regions (34) of the vane elements (32) be accommodated in the inner rotor (28) at a fixed angle and that the outer rotor (51) comprise individual shoes (38) which are separate for each vane element (32) and in which the vane elements (32) are accommodated in a pivotable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Joma-Polytec Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Willi Schneider
  • Patent number: 7563084
    Abstract: A cylinder body is sandwiched between a front head and a rear head. A high pressure port is formed in the front head. A roller of a piston is configured such that top and bottom end surfaces thereof have different widths. The roller is arranged such that one of the top and bottom end surfaces having a larger width faces the front head 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Kurita, Hiromichi Ueno
  • Publication number: 20090155111
    Abstract: A rotary-type fluid machine (10A) includes: a closed casing (1) having a bottom portion utilized as an oil reservoir, a rotary-type fluid mechanism (expansion mechanism) (15) that is provided in an upper portion of the closed casing (1) and in which working chambers (32, 33) in cylinders (22, 24) are partitioned into a suction side working chamber and a discharge side working chamber by vanes (28, 29), a shaft (5) having therein an oil supply passage (51) for supplying oil to the fluid mechanism (15), the shaft being connected to the fluid mechanism (15) and extending an oil reservoir (45), an oil pump (52) provided at a lower portion of the shaft (5), an oil retaining portion (65) for retaining oil, which is pumped up by the oil pump (52) and supplied through the oil supply passage (51), in a surrounding region around the fluid mechanism (15) to allow the partitioning members of the fluid mechanism (15) to be lubricated, the oil retaining portion formed so that the liquid level of the oil retained therein is
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuo Okaichi, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masaru Matsui, Tomoichiro Tamura, Takeshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 7481631
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor to securely fix a clutch pin to a rotation shaft includes first and second compression chambers having different inner volumes, a rotation shaft penetrating the first and second compression chambers, first and second eccentric bushes disposed on an outer circumference of the rotation shaft, a slot provided between the first and second eccentric bushes, a clutch pin protruding from the rotation shaft and disposed in the slot, and a fixing pin coupled with the side of the clutch pin in the rotation shaft to securely fix the clutch pin to the rotation shaft. A groove having a predetermined width can be formed at a rear side of the clutch pin and a rear side of the fixing pin can be inserted into the groove to couple with the clutch pin in the rotation shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jae Woo Park, Seung Kap Lee, Chun Mo Sung
  • Patent number: 7393695
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus includes a stator and a rotor disposed for rotation within the stator. An inner wall of the stator defines one or more collider chambers. Rotation of the rotor causes movement of fluid disposed between the rotor and stator and establishes a rotational flow pattern within the collider chambers. The fluid movement induced by the rotor increases the temperature, density, and pressure of the fluid in the collider chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Transkinetics Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Southwick
  • Patent number: 7354250
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor having a slot defined between eccentric bushes, a latch pin fitted to a rotary shaft so as to be latched to the slot, and a restraint unit for restraining the eccentric bushes upon rotation of the rotary shaft. The restraint unit includes a restraint member mounted in the rotary shaft, a supporting shaft extending from the latch pin to be inserted into the hollow portion of the restraint member, and a return spring interposed between an outer circumference of the supporting shaft and the restraint member to move the restraint member inward toward the center of the rotary shaft when the rotary shaft is not rotated. The restraint unit is easy to manufacture and install and to ensure smooth operation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun Mo Sung, Moon Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 7341437
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a capacity-changing unit of an orbiting vane compressor that is capable of selectively accomplishing compression or communication in inner and outer compression chambers of a cylinder through simple manipulation of a valve, thereby easily changing the capacity of the orbiting vane compressor. The capacity-changing unit includes a smart control valve comprising a valve body disposed on the cylinder, a first actuating part formed at one side of the valve body for performing compression and communication in the inner compression chamber of the cylinder, and a second actuating part formed at the other side of the valve body for performing compression and communication in the outer compression chamber of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seon-woong Hwang, Dong-won Yoo
  • Patent number: 7293968
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a capacity-changing unit disposed in an orbiting vane compressor, which compresses refrigerant gas introduced into a cylinder through an orbiting movement of an orbiting vane in the cylinder, for easily changing capacity of the orbiting vane compressor in a mechanical bypass fashion. The capacity-changing unit comprises a bypass channel communicating with an outer compression chamber formed in the cylinder, and a bypass valve disposed on the bypass channel for opening and closing the bypass channel. According to the present invention, the orbiting vane compressor is selectively operated not only in normal operation mode where compression is performed in an inner compression chamber as well as the outer compression chamber but also in economic operation mode where compression is performed only in the inner compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seon-woong Hwang, Dong-won Yoo
  • Patent number: 7281914
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor has a simplified structure to reduce manufacturing costs and assembling time thereof and is capable of easily and conveniently performing a capacity-changing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong Bae Lee
  • Patent number: 7270521
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor capable of equalizing an interior pressure (i.e., discharge pressure) of a hermetically sealed container with an interior pressure of a compression chamber where an idling operation is performed, resulting in a reduction of rotation resistance of a rotary shaft. The variable capacity rotary compressor includes housings disposed in the hermetically sealed container and having an interior space partitioned by intermediate plates into first and second compression chambers with different capacities, a rotary shaft rotatably disposed in the two compression chambers, eccentric units to selectively induce a compression operation in one of the two compression chambers depending on a rotational direction of the rotary shaft, and a pressure adjustment unit to apply the discharge pressure of the hermetically sealed container to one of the compression chambers where the idling operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun Mo Sung, Sung Hea Cho
  • Patent number: 7223081
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor to prevent eccentric bushes from rotating faster than a rotating shaft, and includes upper and lower compression chambers having different interior capacities thereof, and the rotating shaft with upper and lower eccentric cams being provided thereon to be eccentric from the rotating shaft in a common direction. Upper and lower eccentric bushes are fitted over the upper and lower eccentric cams, respectively, with a slot provided there between. A locking pin changes a position of the upper or lower eccentric bush to a maximum eccentric position. Upper and lower brake units are, respectively, provided between the upper eccentric cam and the upper eccentric bush, and between the lower eccentric cam and the lower eccentric bush. The upper and lower brake units, respectively, include first and second upper brake balls, and first and second lower brake balls, to restrain the upper and lower eccentric bushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In Ju Lee, Seung Kap Lee, Cheol Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 7192259
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor with upper and lower compression chambers having different capacities, the upper and lower compression chambers being partitioned from each other, and a rotary shaft extending through the upper and lower compression chambers. The rotary shaft includes a fixing hole and a latch pin which includes a head part is fixed to the rotary shaft through the fixing hole. The head part of the latch pin can be forcibly fit into a forcible fitting hole of the fixing hole. The head part is spaced apart from the inner circumference of the forcible fitting hole in the axial direction of the rotary shaft when the head part is forcibly fitted in the forcible fitting hole, so that a forcible fitting force is not applied in the axial direction of the rotary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong Bae Lee
  • Patent number: 7186100
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor allowing oil to be smoothly supplied to compressing elements, regardless of a rotating direction of a rotating shaft. The variable capacity rotary compressor includes a rotating shaft which is rotated in a forward direction or a reverse direction to vary a compression capacity of the compressor. A shaft bearing supports the rotating shaft. An oil guide groove is spirally formed on at least one of the shaft bearing and the rotating shaft to supply oil. An oil storing chamber is defined at an upper portion of the shaft bearing to communicate with the oil guide groove, and stores a predetermined amount of oil therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hea Cho, Chun Mo Sung
  • Patent number: 7175401
    Abstract: A rotary compressor including upper and lower compression chambers having different interior capacities thereof, a rotating shaft having a locking hole, upper and lower eccentric cams provided on the rotating shaft to be eccentric from the rotating shaft, upper and lower eccentric bushes fitted over the upper and lower eccentric cams, respectively, and a locking pin inserted into the locking hole to change a position of the upper or lower eccentric bush to a maximum eccentric position. A slot is provided at a position between the upper and lower eccentric bushes. Further, a surface-treated part is provided around the locking hole to increase an hardness thereof, thus preventing the surrounding of the locking hole from being worn out when the locking pin collides with a first end or a second end of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hea Cho, Seung Kap Lee, Chun Mo Sung
  • Patent number: 7153109
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor includes a hermetic casing, a housing installed in the hermetic casing to define therein first and second compression chambers having different capacities, and a compressing unit placed in the first and second compression chambers and operated to execute a compression operation in either the first or second compression chamber according to a rotating direction of a rotating shaft which drives the compressing unit. The compressor further includes a suction path controller, a high-pressure pipe, and a high-pressure path controller. The suction path controller controls a refrigerant suction path so that a refrigerant is delivered into an inlet port of the first or second compression chamber where the compression operation is executed. The high-pressure pipe couples an outlet side of the compressor to the suction path controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hea Cho, Seung Kap Lee, Chun Mo Sung
  • Patent number: 7150608
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor including upper and lower compression chambers in which compressing operations are carried out. A slot is provided at a predetermined position between upper and lower eccentric bushes. A locking pin makes either of the upper and lower eccentric bushes be disposed at a maximum eccentric position. Since the locking pin has a diameter which is larger than a locking hole in a shaft by about 0.02 mm to 0.06 mm, the locking pin is fitted into the locking hole in a press-fit method. Further, the locking hole has a threaded part and a non-threaded part, and the locking pin has a threaded part to correspond to the threaded part of the locking hole and a non-threaded part to correspond to the non-threaded part of the locking hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hea Cho, Seung Kap Lee, Chun Mo Sung
  • Patent number: 7150602
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor including first and second compression chambers having different capacities, and a rotating shaft. First and second eccentric cams are mounted to the rotating shaft to be eccentric in a same direction. First and second eccentric bushes are fitted over the first and second eccentric cams to make an angle between eccentric lines of the first and second eccentric bushes be less than 180°. A locking pin functions to change a position of the first or second eccentric bush to a maximum eccentric position. Further, a slot is formed on the rotating shaft between the first and second eccentric bushes. In this case, the slot having a predetermined length is formed to have a same angle as the angle between the eccentric lines of the first and second eccentric bushes. The locking pin is inserted into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Kyu Choi, Jun Young Lee, Dong Lyoul Shin, Seung Kap Lee, Cheol Woo Kim, Valery Krasnoslobodtsev
  • Patent number: 7140844
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor including upper and lower compression chambers having different interior capacities, and a rotating shaft. Upper and lower eccentric cams are provided on the rotating shaft to be eccentric from the rotating shaft in a same direction. Upper and lower eccentric bushes are fitted over the upper and lower eccentric cams, respectively, in such a way that a maximum eccentric part of the upper eccentric bush is opposite to that of the lower eccentric bush, with a slot provided between the upper and lower eccentric bushes. A locking pin functions to change a position of the upper or lower eccentric bush to a maximum eccentric position. Further, upper and lower brake units are respectively provided between the upper eccentric cam and the upper eccentric bush, and between the lower eccentric cam and the lower eccentric bush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In Ju Lee, Sung Hea Cho, Seung Kap Lee, Cheol Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 7134845
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor including a housing to define therein two compression chambers having different capacities, a rotating shaft transmit ting a rotating force from a drive unit to the two compression chambers, two eccentric parts are provided on an outer surface of the rotating shaft to be placed in the two compression chambers, respectively. Two eccentric bushes, having different weights respectively fitted over the eccentric parts to rotate relative to the rotating shaft within predetermined angles, a pair of force transmission parts, provided on opposite sides of the eccentric unit, to receive the rotating force of the rotating shaft so that one of the two eccentric bushes rotates while being eccentric from the rotating shaft and a remaining one of the two eccentric bushes rotates while being released from eccentricity from the rotating shaft, according to a rotating direction of the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Joo Lee, Seung Kap Lee, Chun Mo Sung
  • Patent number: 7070395
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor to prevent an eccentric bush and a locking pin from being deformed or worn out due to a variance in a pressure of a compression chamber as a rotating shaft rotates. The compressor includes upper and lower compression chambers having different interior capacities thereof, and a rotating shaft. Upper and lower eccentric cams are provided on the rotating shaft to be eccentric from the rotating shaft in a common direction. Upper and lower eccentric bushes are fitted over the upper and lower eccentric cams, respectively, with a slot provided at a position between the upper and lower eccentric bushes. The locking pin operates to change a position of the upper or lower eccentric bush to a maximum eccentric position. Further, surfaces of parts around first and second ends of the slot are heat-treated, thus increasing a hardness thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In Ju Lee, Sung Hea Cho, Seung Kap Lee, Cheol Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 7059842
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor including a hermetic casing, and a housing installed in the hermetic casing to define therein first and second compression chambers having different capacities. A compressor is placed in the first and second compression chambers and operated to execute a compression operation in either the first or second compression chamber according to a rotating direction of a rotating shaft which drives the compressing unit. A pressure controller applies the outlet pressure of the compressor to the first or second compression chamber where an idle operation is executed, and has a path control chamber provided at a portion of the housing outside the first and second compression chambers. First and second inlet channels connect both ends of the path control chamber to inlet ports of the first and second compression chambers, respectively. A communicating channel connects an outlet side of the compressor to the path control chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Joo Lee, Seung Kap Lee, Chun Mo Sung
  • Patent number: 6962486
    Abstract: A variable capacity rotary compressor is designed to make a pressure of a high-pressure side be uniformly applied to upper and lower ends of a roller of a low-pressure side, allowing the roller of the low-pressure side to be smoothly rotated. The compressor includes a housing to define two compression chambers which are partitioned by a partition plate. Two flanges are mounted to predetermined positions of the compression chambers to close openings of the compression chambers. A rotating shaft passes through the compression chambers and the partition plate. Two eccentric units are mounted to the rotating shaft to be placed in the compression chambers. One of the eccentric units is eccentric from the rotating shaft to execute a compression operation while a remaining one of the eccentric units is released from eccentricity from the rotating shaft to execute an idle rotation, according to a rotating direction of the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Joo Lee, Seung Kap Lee
  • Patent number: 6860724
    Abstract: A rotary compressor having a plurality of compression chambers and adapted to vary a compression capacity according to a direction of rotation of roller pistons within the compression chambers. A rotating shaft provided with a plurality of eccentric parts drives the roller pistons to compress refrigerant in the compression chambers by eccentric rotations of the eccentric parts. A reversible motor selectively rotates the rotating shaft in opposite directions, and a clutch engages the roller pistons such that the roller pistons perform a compressing action or an idle action according to a rotating direction of the rotating shaft, thus varying the compression capacity of the compressor according to a rotating direction of the rotating shaft. Thus, the compression capacity may be varied without using an inverter circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Hea Cho, Sung-Yeon Park, Chang-Ho Jung, Jong-Goo Kim
  • Patent number: 6659744
    Abstract: This invention relates to expansible chamber positive displacement pumps, motors, and engines and includes variable displacement features. It provides a different method of making vane, piston, and roller abutment pumping devices which has benefits in sealing, dynamic and pressure balancing, and increased rotational speeds; resulting in better performance and higher efficiency. Since this is a technology that is parallel to existing technologies, this application is complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: Charles Dow Raymond, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6447274
    Abstract: A rotary compressor of the present invention includes a compression mechanism, motor and hermetically sealed housing. The compression mechanism includes compression elements, a rotary shaft and bearing. The compression elements includes a cylinder block, piston, and vane. The cylinder block has a cylinder hole and vane groove. The compression mechanism and the motor are housed in the hermetically sealed housing. The cylinder block is made up of sintered metal. The compression mechanism is welded to the hermetically sealed housing in a region other than the cylinder block. Preferably, the cylinder block includes a first cylinder block and a second cylinder block, and the first cylinder block and the second cylinder block are formed by machining sinter-molded blanks identical in shape. With this configuration, it is possible to reduce the machining processes and to make the blank parts usable in common, thereby realizing a low-cost compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Horihata, Hiraku Shiizaki, Shigeru Muramatsu, Hirotsugu Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 6109898
    Abstract: A scroll compressor having a compressor housing and an orbiting scroll member is provided with an annular plate between the housing and orbiting scroll member. The plate having an axial aperture provided therethrough, the plate abutting one of said housing and said orbiting scroll member. A pin projects through the aperture of the plate and is engaged with the member abutting the plate. A projection is provided on the pin for preventing axial displacement of said pin relative to said plate axially away from the abutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric William Scarlett
  • Patent number: 5306127
    Abstract: A fluid pump is arranged to employ cooperating gears that are arranged for axial displacement relative to one another, whereupon a volumetric chamber positioned between a surrounding housing and one of a plurality of inter-nesting first and second cylindrical housings permits displacement of the first and second cylindrical housings towards one another that in turn effects axial displacement of the gears relative to one another to control inter-engagement and associated volumetric displacement relative to the gear structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Inventor: Gerald R. Kinney
  • Patent number: 4958992
    Abstract: Variable capacity swivelling vane pump, comprising a radially displaceable rotor (13) connecting eccentrically in a rotor cage (h) with guided vanes (15), which are rotatably supported in vane recesses (16) and on cage pins (14). The vanes (15) thus convert the rotor eccentricity (d) into a pivoting-propulsion movement. Furthermore, the rotor (13) rests on a hollow secondary shaft (7), which is mounted outside the pump casing in a bearing carrier (4) arranged in a horizontally movable manner. The rotor (13) is driven by means of the primary shaft (12) located in the hollow secondary shaft (7), the primary shaft being connected with the rotor cage (h). This structure has small oscillating masses, is versatile, easy to manufacture and assemble and operates with minimum frictonal losses and is free from bearing and sealing problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: Notron Engineering
    Inventor: Gerhard Winiger
  • Patent number: 4902209
    Abstract: A multiple or compound work cycle, eccentric rotor, fluid power translation device, featuring adjustable and reversible work output capability, essentially comprising: A symmetric rotor having a plurality of fixed radially extended vanes rotating closely between opposing co-axially adjustable confinement plates. An internal, eccentrically disposed annulus comprised of segmented concentric rings having co-axially protruding edges; said edges engaging circular, matching bearing grooves provided by said opposed confinement plates. The segments comprising each segmented ring being each penetrated by a rotor vane; two or more segments per vane thereby compelling co-rotation of said segments and locating said segments relative segments penetrated by adjacent rotor vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Howard A. Olson