With Lubricant, Liquid Seal Or Nonworking Fluid Separation Patents (Class 418/55.6)
  • Patent number: 11566624
    Abstract: A compressor includes first and second scroll members and a bearing housing. The first scroll member includes a first end plate and a first scroll wrap. The second scroll member includes a second end plate that has a first surface, a second surface, and an oil passage. The first surface has a second scroll wrap meshingly engaging the first scroll wrap. The second surface includes an oil slot. The oil passage is in fluid communication with the oil slot. The bearing housing cooperates with the second scroll member to define an interior volume. The second scroll member is movable between a first position in which lubricant in the interior volume is allowed to flow into the oil passage via the oil slot, and a second position in which working fluid in the chamber is allowed to flow into the oil passage via the oil slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Seibel, Natalie M. Gehret, Richard A. Kice
  • Patent number: 11560889
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a compressor housing, an orbiting scroll member and non-orbiting scroll member intermeshed to form a compression chamber, a discharge pressure chamber, an intermediate pressure chamber. The housing includes a lower portion, a first intermediate cap, a second intermediate cap, and an upper portion. The discharge pressure chamber configured to receiving a discharge pressure fluid from the compression chamber. The intermediate pressure chamber fluidly connecting an intermediate pressure fluid inlet port and an intermediate pressure fluid injection port of the non-orbiting scroll member. A method injecting an intermediate pressure fluid into a compression chamber of a scroll compressor includes disposing the intermediate pressure fluid in an intermediate pressure chamber. The method also includes injecting the intermediate pressure fluid in the intermediate pressure chamber through the intermediate pressure fluid injection port into the compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Scott J. Smerud
  • Patent number: 11519408
    Abstract: The scroll compressor (1) includes a fixed scroll (7); an orbiting scroll (8); a support arrangement (5) including a thrust bearing surface (9) on which is slidably mounted the orbiting scroll (8); a rotation preventing device configured to prevent rotation of the orbiting scroll (8) with respect to the fixed scroll (7), the rotation preventing device including a plurality of orbital discs (28) respectively rotatably mounted in circular receiving cavities (29) provided on the support arrangement (5), each orbital disc (28) being provided with an outer circumferential bearing surface (31) configured to cooperate with an inner circumferential bearing surface (32) provided on the respective circular receiving cavity (29); and a lubrication system configured to lubricate the inner and outer circumferential bearing surfaces (32, 31) with oil supplied from an oil sump (36), the lubrication system including a plurality of oil reservoirs (43) each arranged in a bottom surface of a respective circular receiving cavity
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Danfoss Commercial Compressors
    Inventors: Arnaud Daussin, David Genevois, Remi Bou Dargham
  • Patent number: 11480176
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a compressor housing, an orbiting scroll member, a non-orbiting scroll member, an economizer injection inlet, and a discharge outlet. The orbiting scroll member and the non-orbiting scroll member are disposed within the compressor housing. The orbiting scroll member and the non-orbiting scroll member are intermeshed thereby forming a compression chamber within the compressor housing. The non-orbiting scroll includes a plurality of compression inlet ports. An economizer injection inlet is formed through the compressor housing and in fluid communication with the compression chamber via the compression inlet ports. The discharge outlet is in fluid communication with the compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Derrick Lepak, Torin Allan Betthauser
  • Patent number: 11466688
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electric compressor capable of fixing a shaft seal without a retainer for fixing the shaft seal, and includes a shaft which is rotatably coupled inside a main housing, and a shaft seal which is press-fitted between the shaft and the main housing, seals between the shaft and the main housing by an elastic structure, prevents deformation in the elastic structure with a rigid structure formed integrally with the elastic structure, and maintains the coupled position by a frictional force of the elastic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Hanon Systems
    Inventors: Hong Min Kim, Kweon Soo Lim, Soo Cheol Jeong
  • Patent number: 11326599
    Abstract: A compressor including a compression unit comprising an inlet for sucking gas and configured to compress the sucked gas; and a casing configured to accommodate the compression unit; and a suction guide comprising a passage for guiding the gas from an outside of the casing to the inlet. The compression unit includes a first surface extending from an edge of the inlet, the suction guide includes a second surface extending from an edge of a vent of the passage, and provided in an internal area of the casing to make the first surface and the second surface face each other, and an external end of the first surface and an internal end of the second surface or an internal end of the first surface and an external end of the second surface do not overlap along a direction of an axis of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunghea Cho, Eunsuk Kim, Junghoon Park, Jongcheun Seo, Namkyu Cho
  • Patent number: 11319957
    Abstract: Scroll compressor and a vehicle having the same. The scroll compressor includes: a support and an orbiting scroll assembly, the orbiting scroll assembly being movably provided on the support; a partition structure, provided between the support and the orbiting scroll assembly, a first bearing chamber being formed between the partition structure and the orbiting scroll assembly, a second bearing chamber being formed between the partition structure and the support, the orbiting scroll assembly being provided with a first through hole in communication with the first bearing chamber, and the support being provided with a second through hole in communication with the second bearing chamber; and a first crankshaft), passing through the partition structure, a first communication passage through which the first bearing chamber is in communication with the second bearing chamber is formed between the first crankshaft and the partition structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GREE GREEN REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER CO., LTD. OF ZHUHAI
    Inventors: Yusheng Hu, Caixia Shan, Gang Lv, Qi Fang, Shuanglai Liu, Shuangshuang Chu, Yuchen Zhao
  • Patent number: 11286930
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a housing and a compression mechanism accommodated in the housing. The housing includes a first housing member having an annular partition wall and a second housing member. The partition wall includes a fastened portion that is thicker than other portions in a circumferential direction of the partition wall. The compression mechanism includes a fixed scroll member and an orbiting scroll member. The fixed scroll member includes a fixed spiral wall extending spirally and an outer circumferential wall that surrounds the fixed spiral wall. The outer circumferential wall includes a recess forming portion having a recess recessed inward in the radial direction. The recess is located at a part of the outer circumferential wall opposed to the fastened portion in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takuro Yamashita, Shinji Tsubai
  • Patent number: 11248608
    Abstract: A scroll compressor is provided capable of supplying oil stored in an oil storage chamber upward through a rotary shaft to supply the oil to a compression device and to lubricate a bearing portion. The scroll compressor may include a casing, a drive motor, a rotary shaft, a main frame, a fixed scroll, and an orbiting scroll. A medium pressure chamber may be formed in or at a middle of the main frame, the fixed scroll, and the orbiting scroll. A pocket groove configured to guide oil discharged through the oil hole to the medium pressure chamber may be formed in an upper surface of the orbiting scroll, and a differential pressure path configured to guide the oil guided to the medium pressure chamber to the compression chamber may be provided in the fixed scroll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kangwook Lee, Taekyoung Kim, Cheol Hwan Kim, Byeongchul Lee
  • Patent number: 11248604
    Abstract: In a scroll compressor, a first flow passage is formed in a fixed base plate and a frame to supply oil separated by an oil separating mechanism provided in a sealed container to an oil sump at the bottom of the sealed container. In the fixed base plate, a second flow passage is formed to supply the oil separated by the oil separating mechanism into a compression mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru Iwatake, Shin Sekiya, Raito Kawamura, Kei Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11236745
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a fixed scroll including a first end plate having an injection passage through which refrigerant is supplied to a refrigerant suction chamber. The injection passage includes an outlet passage section that opens into the refrigerant suction chamber and extends linearly. A refrigerant compression chamber is disposed on an extension of the outlet passage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Kato, Akihito Takai
  • Patent number: 11193488
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a slider. The slider includes a cylindrical portion and a balance weight portion. The balance weight portion includes a counter weight part, a first main weight component, and a second main weight component. The counter weight part has a first outer circumferential surface that is a partial cylindrical surface about the axis of rotation of the slider. The first main weight component has a second outer circumferential surface that is a partial cylindrical surface about the axis of the cylindrical portion. The second main weight component has a third outer circumferential surface that is located radially outward of the second outer circumferential surface and that is a partial cylindrical surface about the axis of rotation of the slider and an inner circumferential surface that is a partial cylindrical surface about the axis of the cylindrical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Fukuhara, Tomokazu Matsui, Yuji Takamura
  • Patent number: 11125233
    Abstract: A compressor may include a compression mechanism, a driveshaft, and an oil allocation member. The driveshaft drives the compression mechanism and includes a lubricant passage having an inlet and first and second outlets. The first outlet is disposed vertically higher than the inlet and the second outlet is disposed vertically higher than the first outlet. The oil allocation member is disposed within the lubricant passage. The oil allocation member may define first, second and third channels. The first channel extends through a lower axial end of the oil allocation member. The second channel receives a first portion of the lubricant from the first channel. The third channel receives a second portion of the lubricant from the first channel. The first and second portions of the lubricant may be separated from each other at a location that is vertically higher than the first outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaogeng Su, Zhenfei Duan, Yan Chen, Bin Li, Yinglin Yu
  • Patent number: 11092154
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a first scroll including a fixed wrap, a second scroll comprising an orbiting wrap, and a boss portion, a rotating shaft including an eccentric portion inserted into the boss portion of the second scroll to transfer a rotational force, a frame having a shaft hole, a first bearing provided between the shaft hole of the frame and an outer circumferential surface of the rotating shaft, and a second bearing provided between an inner circumferential surface of the boss portion and an outer circumferential surface of the eccentric portion of the rotating shaft, wherein a differential pressure space portion is formed between the first bearing and the second bearing in a radial direction, and has a radial cross section wider than a radial gap between an inner circumferential surface of the second bearing and the outer circumferential surface of the eccentric portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yoonsung Choi, Jinho Kim, Jaeha Lee
  • Patent number: 11002272
    Abstract: An apparatus for compressing gas-phase fluid including a housing having a wall, a stator having a base plate and a helical wall extending from one side of the base plate, and an orbiter having a base plate and a helical wall extending therefrom. The base plates are disposed such that the wall of the stator and the wall of the orbiter engage with each other to define closed working chambers. The volumes and positions of the working chambers are changed in response to the motion of the orbiter. The apparatus includes a guide device having an opening formed in the base plate of the orbiter and a pin coupled to the housing. The pin engages the opening. A sliding element is disposed between the wall of the housing and the orbiter and coupled to the wall. The pin is pressed into an opening formed in the sliding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Thomas Klotten, Dennis Kroecker
  • Patent number: 10947975
    Abstract: An electric refrigerant drive, in particular a refrigerant compressor for an air conditioner of a motor vehicle, has an electric motor drive module and a compressor module coupled to the drive module. The drive module has a motor housing which houses an electric motor with a rotatable motor shaft and is joined to an end shield. The drive module also comprises a fluid-tight housing partition opposite the end shield, thereby forming an electronic housing that receives an electronic motor unit and is closed by a housing cover. The compressor module has a compressor housing which is attached to the end shield of the motor housing of the drive module and which receives a compressor part that is coupled or can be coupled to the drive module so as to be driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventor: Marcus Podack
  • Patent number: 10920774
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a crank shaft, an orbiting scroll, and a frame. The crank shaft has a lubricant channel. The orbiting scroll has an inner channel and a lubricant channel groove. The inner channel allows the lubricant supplied through the crank shaft to flow outward. The lubricant channel groove has an annular shape and allows the lubricant supplied through the inner channel to be supplied to the thrust surface. The lubricant channel groove is formed such that the lubricant channel groove stays within a region of the thrust surface while the orbiting scroll is orbiting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu Matsui, Kohei Tatsuwaki, Yuji Takamura, Shinya Morita
  • Patent number: 10907634
    Abstract: A scroll compressor is provided that may include a first compression chamber, a second compression chamber separated from the first compression chamber, and having a greater compression ratio than the first compression chamber, a first discharge port that communicates with the first compression chamber and provided with a first discharge inlet and a first discharge outlet, and a second discharge port separated from the first discharge port, that communicates with the second compression chamber, and provided with a second discharge inlet and a second discharge outlet, the discharge outlet of at least one of the first discharge port or the second discharge port may have a larger sectional area than the discharge inlet. Accordingly, a discharge delay in each compression chamber may be prevented in advance, thereby suppressing compression loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yongkyu Choi, Kangwook Lee, Cheolhwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10865792
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a first scroll member, a second scroll member, and an aerostatic thrust bearing. The aerostatic thrust bearing forms a layer of gas between the second scroll member and a fixed supporting member to support the second scroll member as the second scroll member rotates and/or orbits. Also disclosed is a method of supporting a rotating/orbiting scroll member in a scroll compressor. The method including supplying pressurized gas to an aerostatic thrust bearing such that a layer of gas is formed between the rotating/orbiting scroll member and a fixed supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jay H. Johnson, Michael G. Benco, James Joseph Wiltzius
  • Patent number: 10851779
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes an orbiting scroll including an end plate and a spiral element on the end plate, a fixed scroll including an end plate and a spiral element on the end plate, and an Oldham ring including a support. The scroll compressor satisfies a relation of ?1>?2, where ?1 denotes each of the axial length of a gap between the tip of the spiral element of the orbiting scroll and the end plate of the fixed scroll and a gap between the tip of the spiral element of the fixed scroll and the end plate of the orbiting scroll, and ?2 denotes the axial length of a gap between the end plate of the orbiting scroll and the support of the Oldham ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Koyama, Koji Masumoto, Tetsuro Hirami
  • Patent number: 10830237
    Abstract: A compressor is provided having an integrated flow path structure in which an oil flow path and an intermediate pressure flow path are integrated into one in a compression unit, thereby simplifying a flow path of the compression unit. The compressor may include at least one integrated flow path in which the oil flow path and the refrigerant gas flow are integrated into one in a fixed scroll. The at least one integrated flow path may connect an intermediate pressure chamber and a compression chamber in a compressors unit. The at least one integrated flow path may provide a compressed refrigerant in the compression chamber to the intermediate pressure chamber and provide oil in the intermediate pressure chamber to the compression chamber, simplifying the flow path of the compression unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yong Kyu Choi, Nara Han, Cheol Hwan Kim, Byeongchul Lee
  • Patent number: 10746174
    Abstract: The scroll compressor (1) includes a fixed scroll (7); an orbiting scroll (8); a drive shaft (16); a support arrangement (5) including a thrust bearing surface (9) on which is slidably mounted the orbiting scroll (8); a rotation preventing device configured to prevent rotation of the orbiting scroll (8) with respect to the fixed scroll (7), the rotation preventing device including orbital discs (28) respectively arranged in circular receiving holes (29) provided on the support arrangement (5), each orbital disc (28) being provided with an outer circumferential bearing surface (31) cooperating with an inner circumferential bearing surface (32) of the respective circular receiving hole (29); and a lubrication system configured to lubricate the inner and outer circumferential bearing surfaces (32, 31) with oil supplied from an oil sump (50), the lubrication system including lubrication passages (41) formed within the support arrangement (5), each lubrication passage (41) including an oil outlet aperture (41.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Danfoss Commercial Compressors
    Inventors: Arnaud Daussin, Sebastien Denis, David Genevois, Remi Bou Dargham
  • Patent number: 10715002
    Abstract: An ammonia-resistant motor used for a closed-type refrigerating compressor comprising a stator and a rotor; during work, the stator and the rotor of the motor are immersed in the ammonia refrigerant; the winding, the slot wedge and the slot insulation are locked through self-lock fasteners, thereby preventing them from moving in the slot; the self-lock fasteners are fluorine plastic fasteners; the end portion of the motor winding is wound with a layer or multi-layers of fluorine plastic tape, and the outer layer of the fluorine plastic tape is provided with a binding tube; the binding tube is made from fluorine plastic, and the tensile strength of the binding tube is greater than that of the fluorine plastic tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Suzhou Better Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: MaoQin Hong, ZeNong Cai, ZhiMin Zhuang, HaiYang Du, Hao Yu
  • Patent number: 10563891
    Abstract: A scroll compressor is disclosed. The scroll compressor includes a compressor housing; an orbiting scroll member disposed within the housing; a non-orbiting scroll member disposed within the housing, wherein the orbiting scroll member and the non-orbiting scroll member are intermeshed thereby forming a compression chamber within the housing; and an endplate secured to the non-orbiting scroll member. The endplate includes a check valve surface configured to provide a stop for a check valve of the scroll compressor, a radial sealing surface configured to receive a radial seal, an unloading mechanism surface configured to provide a stop for an unloading mechanism, and a pressure chamber for controlling the unloading mechanism, the endplate also including an aperture that fluidly connects the compression chamber and a discharge chamber of the scroll compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Smerud, Eric S. Mlsna, Torin Allan Betthauser, Adam P. Kimball
  • Patent number: 10527039
    Abstract: A scroll compressor is provided that may include a communication hole that penetrates from a side surface of a non-orbiting scroll adjacent to a discharge side to a thrust bearing surface between the non-orbiting scroll and an orbiting scroll, and a decompression member having a radial sectional area smaller than a radial sectional area of the communication hole and inserted into the communication hole. A refrigerant discharged to a discharge space may be introduced to a suction space through the passage between the communication hole and the decompression member, thereby preventing a high vacuum state of a compression chamber, and a refrigerant passing through the communication hole may be decompressed during a normal operation to restrain leakage of the refrigerant to the thrust bearing surface between the non-orbiting scroll and the orbiting scroll, thus increasing compression efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaesang Lee, Sanghun Seong, Byeongchul Lee
  • Patent number: 10527041
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a compressor with an oil return unit. The compressor includes: a main housing; a turning scroll which is turnably mounted to the housing; a fixed scroll which engages with the turning scroll and forms a compression chamber; an auxiliary housing which includes a discharge space communicating with an outlet side of the fixed scroll, and a collection space in which oil collected in the discharge space is temporarily stored; an oil return passage which is formed in the fixed scroll and communicates with the collection space; and an oil supply passage which is formed in the main housing, communicates with the oil return passage, and diverges such that oil is supplied to at least two places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hanon Systems
    Inventors: Chi Myeong Moon, Kweon Soo Lim, Jae Hoon Lim, Soo Cheol Jeong
  • Patent number: 10480509
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a compression mechanism having fixed and movable scrolls to form a fluid chamber. The fixed scroll has an end plate, an outer peripheral wall, and a wrap. The movable scroll has an end plate and a wrap. A scroll oil groove is formed in a sliding contact surface of the outer peripheral wall. Lubricating oil having a high pressure corresponding to a discharge pressure of the compression mechanism is fed into the scroll oil groove. A scroll oil groove is formed in a sliding contact surface of the movable scroll, which slides on the outer peripheral wall. The fixed and movable scroll oil grooves communicate with each other without communicating with the fluid chamber in a first operation. The movable scroll oil groove simultaneously communicates with the fixed scroll oil groove and the fluid chamber in a second operation after the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Murakami, Yasuo Mizushima, Ryouta Nakai, Katsumi Katou
  • Patent number: 10458409
    Abstract: A compressor may include a shell, a bearing housing, an orbiting scroll, and a non-orbiting scroll. The bearing housing is supported within the shell and includes a central body and a plurality of arms. Each arm extends radially outwardly from the central body and has a first aperture. The orbiting scroll is supported on the bearing housing. The non-orbiting scroll is meshingly engaged with the orbiting scroll and includes a plurality of second apertures. Each second aperture receives a plurality of bushings and a fastener. The fastener extends through the bushings and into a corresponding one of the first apertures in the bearing housing to rotatably secure the non-orbiting scroll relative to the bearing housing while allowing relative axial movement between the non-orbiting scroll and the bearing housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaogeng Su, Srinivasan Ramalingam
  • Patent number: 10294942
    Abstract: A compressor includes a casing with an oil retention space, an electric motor, a driveshaft, a compression mechanism, an oil supply passage, an oil discharge passage, an oil supply pump, and an oil discharge pump. The compression mechanism has a movable part, and an upper housing forming a crank chamber. The upper housing has an upper bearing that pivotally supports the driveshaft below the crank chamber. The oil supply passage leads oil in the oil retention space to the crank chamber. The oil discharge passage includes a main oil discharge passage, and a first inflow passage communicating between the main oil discharge passage and the crank chamber. An oil-recovery space is formed in a lower part of the upper housing below the crank chamber. The oil discharge passage includes a second inflow passage communicating between the main oil discharge passage and the oil-recovery space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Toyama
  • Patent number: 10107290
    Abstract: This scroll compressor is a scroll compressor provided with a housing and a scroll compression mechanism provided inside the housing, the interior of the housing being provided with an discharge cavity for discharge high-pressure gas compressed by the scroll compression mechanism, wherein: the housing is configured from a front housing and a rear housing for closing the rear-end opening of the front housing; a fixed scroll is integrally molded on the rear housing with a rib part interposed therebetween; the discharge cavity, into which an discharge port for discharging high-pressure gas opens, is provided around the periphery of the rib part; and an discharge valve for opening and closing the discharge port is installed in the discharge cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hagita, Masafumi Hamasaki
  • Patent number: 10094600
    Abstract: A compressor may include a shell assembly, a compression mechanism and a conduit. The shell assembly may include a fitting through which fluid is received from outside of the compressor. The compression mechanism may be disposed within a chamber defined by the shell assembly. The conduit may extend through the chamber between the fitting and a suction inlet of the compression mechanism and transmit at least a portion of the fluid from the fitting to the suction inlet. The conduit may include an inlet that may be spaced apart from the fitting and an outlet that may engage the compression mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy J. Doepker, Michael M. Perevozchikov
  • Patent number: 10087935
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes a three-phase motor including a rotor, a housing, a compression unit, a drive circuit, and a controller. The drive circuit includes u-phase upper and lower arm switching elements, v-phase upper and lower arm switching elements, and w-phase upper and lower arm switching elements. The controller performs a deceleration control in response to the rotor being rotating in a direction opposite to the forward direction. The controller controls the drive circuit in a switching control mode that includes a first mode, in which one or more switching elements of the upper and lower arm switching elements of the three phases are activated while the remaining switching elements are deactivated, and a second mode, which differs from the first mode in a combination of the activated and deactivated switching elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Akimitsu Ichihara, Shinichi Kawamura, Takashi Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9976554
    Abstract: A compressor is provided and may include a first scroll member having an end plate and a spiral wrap extending from the end plate. The end plate may include a first modulation port and a second modulation port each in fluid communication with a compression pocket formed by the spiral wrap. A first modulation valve ring may be movable relative to the end plate between a first position blocking the first modulation port and a second position spaced apart from the first modulation port. A second modulation valve ring may movable relative to the end plate between a first position blocking the second modulation port and a second position spaced apart from the second modulation port. The second modulation ring may be located radially inward from the first modulation valve ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy J. Doepker
  • Patent number: 9945380
    Abstract: A refrigerant scroll compressor for a motor vehicle air conditioning system having a fixed scroll, a orbiting scroll engaging with the fixed scroll, wherein the fixed scroll and the orbiting scroll cooperate to compress a refrigerant gas. An intermediate pressure chamber is disposed adjacent the orbiting scroll, an oil return duct provides fluid communication between the intermediate pressure chamber and a high pressure area of the refrigerant scroll compressor, and at least one intermediate pressure duct is formed in one of the orbiting scroll and fixed scroll and is in fluid communication with the intermediate pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Peter Schneider, Bernd Guntermann, Thomas Klotten, Roman Heckt, Peter Michael Woelk
  • Patent number: 9850904
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a compression mechanism having a fixed scroll and an orbiting scroll, a drive shaft engaging with the orbiting scroll, and a casing housing the compression mechanism and the drive shaft. An orbiting scroll thrust sliding surface is pressed against and in sliding contact with a fixed scroll thrust sliding surface. One of the thrust sliding surfaces is provided with an oil groove. A bearing oil supply passage provided inside the drive shaft does not communicate with the oil groove and is used to supply the lubricating oil in an oil reservoir in the casing to a bearing of the drive shaft. A sliding surface oil supply passage is used to supply the lubricating oil in the oil reservoir to the oil groove. The sliding surface oil supply passage has a sliding surface main passage provided inside the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Toyama
  • Patent number: 9850903
    Abstract: A system includes a compressor with an orbiting scroll member having a first end plate and a first spiral wrap. A non-orbiting scroll member has a second end plate and a second spiral wrap, the second spiral wrap forming a meshing engagement with the first spiral wrap to create a plurality of compression chambers between a suction port and a discharge port. A first port in communication with a first of the plurality of compression chambers selectively injects an injection fluid into the first of the plurality of compression chambers to increase a compressor capacity and selectively leaks a first compressed fluid from the first of the plurality of compression chambers to reduce the compressor capacity. A second port in communication with a second of the plurality of compression chambers selectively leaks a second compressed fluid from the second of the plurality of compression chambers to reduce a compressor capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael M. Perevozchikov
  • Patent number: 9816505
    Abstract: A scroll compressor is provided that may prevent an oil-feeding hole from being blocked due to a high pressure refrigerant, which is compressed in compression chambers and introduced into the oil-feeding hole through an oil-feeding slit, by blocking one of both end portions of the oil-feeding slit, adjacent to the compression chambers, when the oil-feeding hole is formed through an outer circumferential surface of a bearing and the oil-feeding slit, which communicates with the oil-feeding hole, is formed on the outer circumferential surface. This may allow for smooth oil supply onto the outer circumferential surface of the bearing through the oil-feeding hole, thereby enhancing a bearing performance. Also, the oil-feeding hole or slit may be formed at a closest position to an oil feeding-required section, not within the section. This may allow for quick oil supply into the oil feeding-required section, resulting in further enhanced bearing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kangwook Lee, Taekyoung Kim, Cheolhwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9739279
    Abstract: This electric horizontal scroll compressor (1) comprises an oil reservoir (13) in which lubricating oil that is separated from refrigerant passing through a compressing mechanism (20) is temporarily stored, and an oil return flow channel (15, 24) by which lubricating oil stored in the oil reservoir (13) is returned further upstream than the compressing mechanism (20). A main bearing (35) is fit into a holding face (14a) of an inner housing (14) by way of a clearance fit, and lubricating oil stored in the oil reservoir (13) is supplied to the region of the fit via the oil return flow channel (15, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Ichise, Goshi Iketaka, Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9651047
    Abstract: A compressor includes a discharge housing member, which includes a discharge chamber and an oil separation chamber. The discharge housing member includes a cylindrical wall defining the discharge chamber and the oil separation chamber. The discharge chamber includes a partition that is continuous with and protrudes from the cylindrical wall. The cylindrical wall extends from an upper section of the discharge chamber toward a lower section of the discharge chamber. The cylindrical wall includes a communication hole connecting the discharge chamber to the oil separation chamber. The partition extends from the upper section of the discharge chamber toward the lower section of the discharge chamber and defines a first space and a second space in the discharge chamber. The first space and the second space are connected to each other at least at the lower section of the discharge chamber through a clearance between the partition and the circumferential wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takuro Yamashita, Jun Yamazaki, Kunihisa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9644628
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes a compression mechanism. The compression mechanism includes a stationary scroll and a movable scroll. The movable scroll and the stationary scroll form a compression chamber. The motor-driven compressor has an electric motor accommodated in a motor chamber, a suction pressure zone, a discharge chamber, and an oil passage, which is connected either to the compression chamber or the discharge chamber. The electric motor includes a rotary shaft and drives the movable scroll via the rotary shaft. A main bearing located in the vicinity of the compression mechanism rotationally supports the rotary shaft. The rotary shaft has an in-shaft passage. The oil passage has a radial passage, which is directly connected to the in-shaft passage, and the in-shaft passage has an outlet, which opens to the motor chamber. The main bearing is exposed in the oil passage. The motor chamber is the suction pressure zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Takuro Yamashita, Ken Suitou, Hiroyuki Gennami
  • Patent number: 9574561
    Abstract: A scroll compressor and an air conditioner including a scroll compressor are provided. The scroll compressor may include a casing, a fixed scroll, an orbiting scroll, and an injection passage. The fixed scroll may further include a first injection hole and a second injection hole formed on a spiral flow passage, and a third injection hole and a fourth injection hole formed on the spiral flow passage at a position inwardly rotated by about 360 degrees from the first injection hole and the second injection hole along the spiral flow passage. The first injection hole and the third injection hole may be formed on an outer lane of the spiral flow passage, and the second injection hole and the fourth injection hole may be formed on an inner lane of the spiral flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byeongsu Kim, Byoungjin Ryu, Beomchan Kim
  • Patent number: 9562530
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotor pump (10), comprising: a pump body (50A) capable of being rotatably driven and forming an accommodation cavity (52) therein; a pump wheel (20, 20A) having a main body part (22) capable of rotating in the accommodation cavity and a first shaft part (24) axially extending from the main body part; and a sealing plate (30) comprising an eccentric hole (32) being eccentric relative to the rotation axis of the pump body; the first shaft part is rotatably fitted in the eccentric hole; a suction channel (25) is formed on one side of the pump wheel, and a discharge channel is formed on the other side of the pump wheel; the suction channel and the discharge channel are respectively in fluid communication with a compression cavity formed between the outer circumference of the pump wheel and the inner circumference of the accommodation cavity. The present invention also relates to a rotary machinery comprising the rotor pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qingfeng Sun
  • Patent number: 9500196
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a fixed scroll and an orbiting scroll. Shapes of laps of the fixed scroll and the orbiting scroll are formed by an asymmetric tooth shape in which orbiting angles of an external line side compression room formed on an external line side of the orbiting scroll lap and an internal line side compression room formed on an internal line side of the orbiting scroll lap in finishing suction differ from each other. A communicating section control groove sets communicating sections communicating the respective inlet side openings of respective fluid outflow paths and a back pressure room. The communicating sections include a first communicating section of an internal line side compression room that is shorter than a second communicating section of an external line side compression room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Technology (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Hiromu Takeda, Masaru Ohtahara, Shoji Matsumura, Masashi Miyake
  • Patent number: 9447787
    Abstract: A rotary compressor including a housing that defines an inlet, a low pressure chamber, an outlet, and a high pressure chamber defining a high pressure lubricant sump. A drive shaft passes through the housing and a compression element is coupled to the drive shaft between the low pressure chamber and the high pressure chamber. A first path connects the high pressure lubricant sump to the low pressure chamber such that lubricant flows through the first path from the high pressure lubricant sump to the low pressure chamber. A low pressure lubricant sump is positioned within the low pressure chamber and includes a movable gate movable from a closed position to an open position in response to a hydrostatic pressure of the lubricant within the low pressure lubricant sump. A second path connects a lubricant separator and the low pressure lubricant sump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: THERMO KING CORPORATION
    Inventor: YoungChan Ma
  • Patent number: 9441631
    Abstract: A suction duct for a compressor such as a scroll compressor may include a plastic ring body with a metal screen heat staked in a window of the ring body to filter refrigerant gas entering the motor cavity. the ring body may be in surrounding relation of the motor and resiliently compressed in the housing through intermittent contact with the inner housing surface to better seal around the inlet port. Oil drain channels and stabilizing ribs may be along the outside surface of the ring body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Bitzer Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Johnathan P. Roof
  • Patent number: 9353751
    Abstract: A suction chamber and the oil injection port are linked, under a certain range of revolution angle, via a suction working chamber formed in the radially outer side by a orbiting scroll outer curve and a fixed scroll inner curve under a certain range of revolution angle. An opening of the oil injection port is provided on a bottom surface between teeth of the fixed scroll so that the suction working chamber formed, in a radially inner side, by a orbiting scroll inner curve and a fixed scroll outer curve and the suction chamber are positioned not to be linked with the oil injection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Appliances, Inc.
    Inventors: Masao Shiibayashi, Yasushi Izunaga, Takamasa Adachi
  • Patent number: 9284955
    Abstract: According to a compressor of the present invention, the compressor further comprises an oil separating mechanism 40 which separates oil from the refrigerant gas discharged from the compressing mechanism 10, the oil separating mechanism 40 includes a cylindrical space 41 in which the refrigerant gas orbits, an inflow portion 42 for flowing the refrigerant gas discharged from the compressing mechanism 10 into the cylindrical space 41, a sending-out port 43 for sending out, from the cylindrical space 41 to the one container space 32, the refrigerant gas from which the oil is separated, and an exhaust port 44 for discharging the separated oil and a portion of the refrigerant gas from the cylindrical space 41, and a center of the sending-out port 43 is deviated in a direction opposite from the inflow portion 42 from a center axis of the cylindrical space 41.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hiratsuka, Osamu Aiba, Takeshi Hashimoto, Akinori Fukuda, Shiho Furuya, Atsushi Sakuda, Yoshiyuki Futagami, Hiroyuki Kawano, Yusuke Imai, Takashi Morimoto, Tatsuya Nakamoto
  • Patent number: 9243636
    Abstract: A scroll compressor is provided that includes an oil recollecting pump to recollect oil discharged from a shell, thus to effectively recollect oil discharged out of the compressor, and a differential pressure hole formed at a position where it communicates with compression chambers after a suction completion timing, such that oil stored in an inner space of the shell can be supplied into the compression chambers using a pressure difference between a high-pressure inner space of the shell and a low-pressure compression chambers, resulting in allowing oil to be smoothly supplied to a compression unit even during low-speed driving of the compressor and preventing an occurrence of a suction loss due to oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byoungchan Kim, Seheon Choi, Byeongchul Lee, Cheolhwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9181940
    Abstract: A compressor that includes a housing with a plurality of attached shell sections which define an internal volume of the compressor. In the housing, compressor bodies have respective surfaces which mutually engage. The compressor includes a drive unit disposed in the housing. The drive unit has a motor to provide a mechanical output on a drive shaft. The drive shaft drives one of the compressor bodies to facilitate relative movement for the compression of fluid. In an embodiment, the plurality of shell sections includes a base plate having an annular rib, which locates a tubular central shell section of the plurality of attached shell sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: BITZER Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: James G. Cullen, Jr., Ronald J. Duppert, Kurt William Robert Bessel, Xianghong Wang
  • Patent number: 9169841
    Abstract: This scroll compressor includes a first fixed scroll member, an orbiting scroll arrangement including a first orbiting scroll member, a first Oldham coupling provided between the first orbiting scroll member and the first fixed scroll member and configured to prevent rotation of the first orbiting scroll member with respect to the first fixed scroll member, a fixed element opposite to the first fixed scroll member with respect to the orbiting scroll arrangement, and a second Oldham coupling provided between the orbiting scroll arrangement and the fixed element and configured to prevent rotation of the orbiting scroll arrangement with respect to the fixed element. The first Oldham coupling is slidable with respect to the first fixed scroll member along a first displacement direction, and the second Oldham coupling is slidable with respect to the fixed element along a second displacement direction transverse to the first displacement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: DANFOSS COMMERCIAL COMPRESSORS
    Inventors: Patrice Bonnefoi, Yves Rosson, Ingrid Claudin