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ELECTRIC DRIVE MOTOR, PUMP, AND A DOMESTIC APPLIANCE COMPRISING SUCH A PUMP

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electric drive motor for a pump includes an electrically actuatable stator winding, and a rotor which is mounted for rotation in a field of the stator winding in the presence of an annular gap. The rotor includes a motor shaft, a magnet carrier disposed on the motor shaft, and at least one permanent magnet arranged on the magnet carrier. The magnet carrier is made from a ferromagnetic chrome steel.



Slide on Flush Mount Bracket with Captive Fasteners

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Devices, apparatus, mechanisms, systems and methods for flush mounted fans such as hugger fans for easy mounting by pre-attaching a bracket on a motor to a ceiling mounted plate by a hook, the plate having noise isolation pads. Raised alignment tabs and female receptacles on the ceiling plate and motor bracket for easily aligning the bracket to the ceiling plate, along with captive fasteners to attach the motor bracket to the ceiling plate. The alignment tabs allow the installer to position the bracket to the plate by sliding the bracket against the plate so that captive fasteners on the bracket adjacent to the alignment tabs are aligned with fastener holes on the plate. Finally, the installer can easily screw the captive fasteners into the holes for an easy to install, secure and wobble free installation between the motor bracket and the ceiling plate.



Fan, Diffuser, and Vacuum Cleaner having the same

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A fan of a vacuum cleaner includes a motor, an impeller, and a diffuser. The diffuser includes a bottom plate and guide vanes disposed on the bottom plate. The guide vanes are evenly spaced and arranged along a circumferential direction of the bottom plate. Each guide vane extends obliquely from an inner edge to an outer edge of the bottom plate. An outer end of each guide vane extends beyond the outer edge of the bottom plate. Each guide vane is deflected an angle of 30 to 70 degrees with respect to a tangential direction of the bottom plate at the inner end of the guide vane. The outer end of each guide vane is deflected an angle of 35 to 120 degrees along a circumferential direction with respect to the inner end of the guide vane.



EDGE-FREE BLOWER COOLING INTERFACE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A cooling air interface in a fan housing provided for diverting an amount of cooling air to cool a fan motor from a main air flow on a compression side of the fan, and delivering the cooling air to the fan motor to be cooled. The interface including a cooling air channel with an intake opening emptying into a cooling air passage having a cooling air exit opening where the cooling air is brought to the fan motor. Wall sections of the main air flow path that adjoin the intake opening, which in relation to the direction of the main air flow, are located upstream and downstream of the intake opening, extend up to the adjoining intake opening and into the cooling air channel, transitioning into the cooling air channel walls situated opposite one another in the form of rounded surfaces without corners and edges.



AIR BLOWER AND AIR CONDITIONER HAVING THE SAME

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An air blower including a convex part protruding away from the rotation axis of an impeller. When arbitrary cross-sectional surfaces are provided by cutting the convex part in a parallel direction with the rotation axis, each point of the inner circumferential surface of the convex part, which has a maximum distance from the rotation axis, leans toward a first plate of the first and second plates, at which inlets are formed.



AXIAL BLOWER AND SERIES-TYPE AXIAL BLOWER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An axial blower includes: a housing including a wind tunnel; an impeller that is disposed in the wind tunnel and includes a plurality of blades; and a motor that includes a rotation shaft and is secured to the housing, the impeller being secured to the rotation shaft. When an angle between a chord of the blade at a cross-sectional surface of the blade cut by a virtual cylindrical surface centering the rotation shaft, and a surface perpendicular to the rotation shaft is defined as a mounting angle, the blade includes an intermediate part between an inside diameter side part and an outside diameter side part of the blade, and this intermediate part has a mounting angle equal to or larger than a mounting angle of the inside diameter side part, and larger than a mounting angle of the outside diameter side part.



Gas Compressor

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A bearing oil feeding amount is appropriately controlled with respect to specifications of a discharge pressure (bearing load) and a rotation speed. A gas compressor has: a compressor main body that compresses gas and has a rotor; a bearing for supporting the rotor onto a compressor main body casing; an oil case that stores a lubricating oil to be supplied to the bearing; a lubricating oil pipe through which the lubricating oil is circulated from the oil case to the bearing; an oil pump that pumps the lubricating oil from the oil case to the bearing via the lubricating oil pipe; a flow amount control means for adjusting an amount of lubricating oil that circulates through the lubricating oil pipe; an electric motor that supplies power to the rotor; an inverter that outputs a rotation frequency of the electric motor; a pressure sensor that detects the discharge pressure of the compressor main body; and a control unit that determines a lubricating oil supply amount to the bearing on the basis of the load on the bearing corresponding to the pressure detected by the pressure sensor and the rotation speed of the rotor corresponding to the rotation frequency output by the inverter, and that controls the flow amount control means on the basis of the lubricating oil supply amount.



ROTARY COMPRESSOR

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In a rotary compressor, when it is assumed that a vane width is W, the amount of eccentricity of an eccentric portion is e, a vane leading end curvature radius is Rv, an annular piston radius is Rro, and a non-sliding region width on each of both side portions of a vane leading end is Wt, the vane width W and the vane leading end curvature radius Rv are set such that the non-sliding region width Wt on each of both the side portions of the vane leading end defined by the following equation (A) is a value satisfying an equation (B): Wt=(W/2)−e×Rv/(Rv+Rro) (A) 0.3 mm≦Wt≦0.6 mm (B).



PULSATILE PUMP FOR CATHETER SIMULATOR

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A pulsatile flow generating pump for a catheter simulator, which makes it possible to conveniently perform catheter operation training is provided. The pump (10) includes a cylinder (13) provided inside with a piston performing a reciprocating motion; a driving motor (15) causing the piston to perform a reciprocating motion; a link mechanism (19) converting the rotational motion of the driving motor (15) to the reciprocating motion of the piston; an extrusion port (86b), through which a liquid inside the cylinder is extruded to the outside by the piston; a suction port (86a), through which a liquid from the outside is sucked into the cylinder; and a control unit 70 for controlling the rotation of the driving motor 15. The control unit 70 controls the driving motor 15 so as to output pulsatile flows at a rate of 20 times to 200 times per minute.



CONTINUOUS SAMPLE DELIVERY PERISTALTIC PUMP

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and apparatus for pumping fluid through tubing are provided. The method includes orbiting first rollers around the periphery of a first disk at a first tangential speed in a first angular sector and a slower, second tangential speed in a second angular sector, orbiting second rollers around the periphery of a second disk at the second tangential speed, and increasing the pressure of fluid in tubing between one first roller and one second roller by causing the one first roller to fully compress the tubing at the first tangential speed and simultaneously causing the one second roller to fully compress the tubing at the second tangential speed. The apparatus includes a first disk with a recess in its periphery, the first angular sector with a nominal first radius, and a second angular sector with a nominal second radius; and a second disk with the nominal first radius and a recess in its periphery.



AIR OPERATED DOUBLE DIAPHRAGM PUMP WITH DIFFERENTIATED CHECK VALVE SIZING

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In one example, a displacement pump has a suction side including a suction check valve, and a discharge side including a discharge check valve. The discharge side and suction side are each configured for selective fluid communication with each other, and the suction check valve defines a flow area that is relatively larger than a flow area defined by the discharge check valve.



PUMP SYSTEM AND METHOD OF STARTING PUMP

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A pump system positionable at a surface of a well site for downhole operations includes a pump assembly haying a pump and a starting assist. The pump includes a crankshaft and is operable by a first motor. The starting assist includes a second motor and a gear system.



OSCILLATING ARMATURE PUMP WITH A FLUX-CONDUCTING ELEMENT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An oscillating armature pump, in particular high-pressure oscillating armature pump, for a household appliance, with a piston guidance for guiding a piston element, with a pump spring provided for supplying an actuation force onto the piston element, and with a housing unit comprising at least one flux-conducting element which is provided to conduct a magnetic flux generated by a magnetic actuator. It is proposed that the flux-conducting element is in a mounted state arranged in a radial direction between the pump spring and the piston guidance.



ELECTRIC MOTOR, HERMETIC COMPRESSOR, AND REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electric motor including: a stator having a cylindrical shape and including a stator core and a stator winding wound around the stator core; and a rotor rotatably disposed inside the stator, the stator winding includes a plurality of windings connected in series in each phase, the plurality of windings in each phase are constituted by both copper wire and aluminum wire, and a ratio between the aluminum wire and the copper wire is uniform among phases.



POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS AND AIR CONDITIONER INCLUDING THE SAME

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A power conversion apparatus (and an air conditioner including the same) may include a rectifier to rectify a voltage of an input alternating current (AC) power source and a voltage drop device to output a dropped voltage using the voltage from the rectifier. The voltage drop device may include a transformer and a communication voltage output device provided at a secondary side of the transformer to output a direct current (DC) voltage for operation of a communication device. Accordingly, a voltage may be stably supplied to the communication device while reducing standby power.



DIAGONAL FLOW FAN

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A diagonal flow fan includes an air duct, a motor, a fan wheel, a blade, an air guiding ring, and a wheel hub, the air guiding ring has one end connected to the air duct, and the blade and the wheel hub are located inside the fan wheel, the blade has one end connected to the wheel hub and another end connected to the fan wheel, wherein the motor is located inside the wheel hub and connected to the wheel hub, the air guiding ring has another end located at an inner side of the fan wheel, and a gap exists between the air guiding ring and the fan wheel.



ESP PUMP FLOW RATE ESTIMATION AND CONTROL

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electric submersible pump system can include a multiphase electric motor operatively coupled to a fluid pump; a multiphase power cable operatively coupled to the multiphase electric motor; and a controller that includes an input that receives measurements as to power supplied to the multiphase electric motor via the multiphase power cable and that processes the measurements to determine information germane to the operation of the electric submersible pump system.



Reducing Centrifugal Pump Bearing Wear Through Dynamic Magnetic Coupling

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A pump drive for an extracorporeal blood pumping system including an adjustable drive magnet. The pump drive may be coupled to a blood pump which includes a pump impeller. The pump drive may include a stepper motor for dynamically adjusting the position of the drive magnet. The position of the drive magnet may be varied to vary the distance between the drive magnet and an impeller magnet of the pump impeller. Adjusting the position of the drive magnet may include dynamically adjusting the drive magnet and may include axially moving the drive magnet to thereby vary a magnetic attraction force between the drive magnet and the impeller magnet which may thereby minimize forces acting on one or more bearings of a pump impeller.



PUMPING METHOD IN A SYSTEM FOR PUMPING AND SYSTEM OF VACUUM PUMPS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to a pumping method in a pumping system (SP, SPP) comprising: a primary lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump (3) with a gas inlet port (2) connected to a vacuum chamber (1) and a gas outlet port (4) leading into a conduit (5) before coming out into the gas outlet (8) of the pumping system (SP, SPP), a non-return valve (6) positioned in the conduit (5) between the gas outlet port (4) and the gas outlet (8), and an ejector (7) connected in parallel to the non-return valve (6). According to this method, the primary lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump (3) is set into action in order to pump the gases contained in the vacuum chamber (1) through the gas outlet port (4). Simultaneously the ejector (7) is fed with working fluid, and the ejector (7) continues to be fed with working fluid all the while that the primary lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump (3) pumps the gases contained in the vacuum chamber (1) and/or all the while that the primary lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump (3) maintains a defined pressure in the vacuum chamber (1). The present invention also relates to a pumping system (SP, SPP) able to be used to implement this method.



TELESCOPIC PUMP

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A telescopic pump includes a bellow, a cover and a rod. The bellow includes a first end, a second end and a compressible space in communication with exterior of the bellow via the first end. The cover includes a channel in communication with the first end of the bellow. The rod is connected to the second end of the bellow so that the rod is operable to move the bellow between an extended position and a compressed position. The second end of the bellow is far from the first end of the bellow to enlarge the compressible space to suck fluid into the compressible space in the extended position. The second end of the bellow is close to the first end of the bellow to reduce the compressible space to expel the fluid from the compressible space in the compressed position.



PUMP CHAMBER POSITION INDICATOR

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A pump with a position indicator is disclosed. The pump includes a pump housing, wherein the pump housing includes a flexible bladder disposed therein; a first fluid zone, wherein the first fluid zone is operable to allow flow of a first fluid into and out of the first fluid zone; and a second fluid zone, wherein the second fluid zone is operable to allow flow of a second fluid into and out of the second fluid zone. The pump further includes a flexible position indicator disposed in the first fluid zone and in communication with the flexible bladder, wherein the flexible position indicator is operable to detect a linear position of the flexible bladder, and wherein the flexible bladder fluidly isolates the first fluid zone from the second fluid zone.



ELECTRONIC VAPORISER SYSTEM

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electronic cigarette vaporiser system including a piezo-electric pump that pumps e-liquid into an electronic vaporizer in which a sensor detects whether air or e-liquid is present in the liquid feed line into the piezo-electric pump and adjusts an operating parameter of the pump accordingly. The operating parameter that is adjusted can be the frequency of the actuators in the piezo-pump; it can be 300 Hz for air and 15 Hz for e-liquid. The frequency can also be adjusted in dependence on the viscosity or temperature of the e-liquid.



Homopolar, Flux-Biased Hysteresis Bearingless Motor

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Described is a bearingless motor based upon a homopolar flux-biased magnetic bearing for force generation and a hysteresis motor for torque generation. The bearingless slice motor levitates and rotates a ring-shaped rotor made of a semi-hard magnetic material. The rotor is biased with a homopolar permanent-magnetic flux, on which 2-pole flux can be superimposed to generate suspension forces. Torque is generated by a hysteretic coupling between the rotor and a rotating multi-pole stator field.



Electric Compressor

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Electric compressor 1 including: an electric motor 10 which includes a rotor 2 that has six or eight magnetic poles, and a stator 3 that is disposed radially outside the rotor 2 and that has nine or twelve slots opening toward the rotor 2; a compression mechanism 20 driven by the electric motor 10 to compress refrigerant; and a casing 40 which houses the electric motor 10 and the compression mechanism 20, the electric compressor further includes four or three protrusions 41f formed protruding from either an inner periphery of the casing 40 or an outer periphery of the stator 3 so as to be spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction, and the stator 3 is fixed to the casing 40 by way of the protrusions 41f.



EJECTOR ASSEMBLY AND VACUUM PUMP

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to an ejector assembly and a vacuum pump, the ejector assembly including a typical cylindrical vacuum ejector and a support part. The support part includes a first support having a supply line extending outwards from a hole in which a first end of the ejector is mounted, and a second support having a discharge line extending outwards from a hole in which a second end of the ejector is mounted. Further, the first and second supports facing each other are configured such that the outer circumferential surfaces thereof are in contact with the inner circumferential surface of a pipe member so as to form a space between the first and second supports, the space communicating with through holes. In the vacuum pump using the ejector assembly, the pipe member is a housing, and the space is a vacuum chamber formed in the housing.



ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electric compressor for compressing a gas, and in particular, an electric compressor for a motor vehicle comprising a compressor wheel, an electric motor, wherein the compressor wheel can be driven by the electric motor, a control unit, wherein the electric motor can be controlled by the control unit, and a housing having at least one open end for receiving the control unit. The housing has at least one recess on the inner circumference at the open end that is designed so as to be open in the direction of the housing interior. The control unit can be inserted into the housing in such a way that it closes the open end of the housing and the recess on the inner circumference.



ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electric compressor for compressing a gas, particularly configured for use in a motor vehicle, comprising a control unit, an electric motor controlled by the control unit, a compressor wheel driven by the electric motor, and a housing at least partially surrounding the electric motor. The housing is produced by an encapsulation method such that a cooling structure is formed integrally with the housing, in particular within the housing, for ensuring cooling of the electric motor and of the control unit. A method for producing the electric compressor of this kind is also disclosed.



ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN PUMP AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electrically driven pump is provided, which includes a rotor assembly. The rotor assembly includes an impeller, a rotor and a shaft sleeve assembly. The impeller is arranged on one end of a shaft sleeve, and the rotor is arranged on another end of the shaft sleeve away from the end on which the impeller is mounted. The rotor includes a rotor core, a permanent magnet and a shield. The permanent magnet is arranged around an outer peripheral surface of the rotor core and fits the outer peripheral surface of the rotor core. The shield is fixed to the shaft sleeve, and an accommodating portion configured to accommodate the rotor core and the permanent magnet is formed between the shield and the shaft sleeve. The electrically driven pump has a simple structure and is easy to manufacture.



MAGNETIC DRIVE, SEAL-LESS PUMP

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A magnetic drive, seal-less combination axial air and water pump includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet at least one impeller mounted for rotation within the housing, and a magnetic drive surrounding the first rotor and the second rotor, the magnetic drive being configured to transmit torque to the first rotor and a second rotor at a location radially spaced from a central axis of the first rotor and the second rotor.



PUMP ASSEMBLY FOR RECIRCULATING A COOLING FLUID OF A HEAT ENGINE

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Pump assembly for recirculating a cooling fluid of a heat engine, comprising: a pump body, an impeller driven by a driven shaft and inserted in a chamber of the circuit for recirculating the cooling fluid of the heat engine;at least a reversible friction clutch, adapted to transmit the motion from motion generating means, coupled to the motor shaft of the vehicle, to the driven shaft,an electric motor to drive said driven shaft independently of the heat engine; whereinsaid electric motor and said friction clutch are arranged in an axially external position with respect to the motion generating means of the clutch. Preferably, said electric motor is axially opposed to the friction clutch with respect to the motion generating means, and is axially adjacent to the chamber of the impeller in the axial direction.



TWO-LIQUID-TYPE, DOUBLE-ROW STRUCTURED TROCHOID PUMP FOR TRANSFERRING HIGH-VISCOSITY LIQUIDS UNDER HIGH PRESSURE

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed is a two-liquid-type, double-row structured trochoid pump for transferring high-viscosity liquids under high pressure. A front body, a first housing, a center body, a second housing, and a rear body are successively coupled to form an outer body, and a first idler is coupled to an inside of the first housing. A first rotor is inserted into the first idler, a second idler is coupled to an inside of the second housing, and a second rotor is inserted into the second idler. A shaft is coupled to penetrate the front body, the first housing, the center body, the second housing, the rear body, and the first and second rotors, and the shaft is connected to an external electric motor. Accordingly, transfer equipment can be reduced in size and weight through reduction of an attachment and a controller, which constitute the transfer equipment, into one device.



HYDRAULIC PUMPING SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED PISTON ROD SEALING

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system can include an actuator with a piston rod that displaces in response to pressure in the actuator, a seal assembly that seals about the piston rod and includes seal cartridges, each including a dynamic seal sealingly engaging the rod, and each including a static seal sealingly engaging a seal assembly housing, and a port providing communication between a housing exterior and a housing interior between adjacent static seals. A method can include preventing leakage from a well with a seal assembly about a piston rod of a hydraulic actuator, the seal assembly including seal cartridges, each including a dynamic seal that sealingly engages the rod, and each including a static seal that sealingly engages a seal assembly housing, enabling communication through a housing sidewall to a housing interior between adjacent static seals, and reciprocably displacing the rod in response to pressure variations in the actuator.



CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A ROD PUMPING UNIT

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A controller for operating a rod pumping unit at a pump speed. The controller includes a processor configured to operate a pump piston of the rod pumping unit at a first speed. The processor is further configured to determine a pump fillage level for a pump stroke based on a position signal and a load signal. The processor is further configured to reduce the pump speed to a second speed based on the pump fillage level for the pump stroke.



AIR COMPRESSOR

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An air compressor includes a tank unit, a compressed air generating unit, a motor unit, a driving current generating unit, a control unit and a temperature detecting unit. The tank unit stores a compressed air. The compressed air generating unit generates the compressed air to be stored in the tank unit. The motor unit drives the compressed air generating unit. The driving current generating unit generates a driving current of the motor unit. The control unit drives the motor unit by controlling the driving current generating unit. The temperature detecting unit detects a temperature of the driving current generating unit. The control unit changes the driving current of the motor unit by controlling the driving current generating unit based on the temperature detected by the temperature detecting unit.



AUTOLIFT-RESISTANT PISTON ASSEMBLY FOR AN UNLOADER VALVE OF AN AIR COMPRESSOR

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An autolift-resistant piston assembly is provided for an air compressor. The piston assembly comprises an unloader piston having an interior chamber. The piston assembly further comprises a first coil spring for biasing the unloader piston to a loaded position when the piston assembly is installed in the air compressor. The piston assembly also comprises an inner member disposed in the interior chamber of the unloader piston and including (i) a body portion, and (ii) a tapered end portion extending from the body portion and facing an unloader air passage of the air compressor when the piston assembly is installed in the air compressor.



AIR COMPRESSOR

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An air compressor includes a tank unit that stores compressed air, a motor unit that generates compressed air to be stored in the tank unit, a pressure detection unit that detects a pressure value in the tank unit, and a control unit that drives the motor unit when a pressure value in the tank unit detected by the pressure detection unit is equal to or less than a motor start pressure value, and stops the motor unit when the pressure value in the tank unit detected by the pressure detection unit is equal to or greater than a motor stop pressure value. The control unit changes at least either of the motor start pressure value or the motor stop pressure value every time when a predetermined time passed.



HYDRAULIC PUMPING SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED PISTON ROD SEALING

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A hydraulic pumping system can include an actuator including a piston rod that displaces in response to pressure in the actuator, a seal assembly that seals about the piston rod and is exposed to the pressure in the actuator, and another seal assembly that seals about the piston rod, is exposed to pressure in a well and includes multiple separate seal cartridges, each of the seal cartridges including a dynamic seal that slidingly and sealingly engages the piston rod. Another hydraulic pumping system can include an actuator including a piston rod that displaces in response to pressure in the actuator, a seal assembly that seals about the piston rod and is exposed to the pressure in the actuator, and another seal assembly that seals about the piston rod, is exposed to pressure in a well and includes a labyrinth ring comprising multiple ring layers.



DIAPHRAGM PUMP WITH REDUCED LEAK EXTENSION IN THE EVENT OF OVERLOAD

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention concerns a diaphragm pump comprising a delivery chamber separated from a hydraulic chamber by way of a diaphragm, wherein the delivery chamber is respectively connected to a suction connection and a pressure connection and the hydraulic chamber which can be filled with a working fluid can be acted upon with a pulsating working fluid pressure and the diaphragm can be reciprocated between a pressure position in which the volume of the delivery chamber is smaller and a suction position in which the volume of the delivery chamber is larger. In that arrangement the hydraulic chamber is connected to a working fluid supply by way of a leak replenishment valve, wherein the leak replenishment valve is so designed that when the pressure in the hydraulic chamber in the suction position of the diaphragm is less than a predetermined minimum value pMin the leak replenishment valve opens and the hydraulic chamber has an outlet passage which is closed by a pressure limiting valve which is so designed that if the pressure in the hydraulic chamber rises above a predetermined maximum value pMax the pressure limiting valve opens and working fluid can leave the hydraulic chamber by way of the outlet valve. To provide a corresponding diaphragm pump which automatically reduces the metering power in the overpressure situation without the use of additional sensors being necessary it is proposed according to the invention that the working fluid supply is arranged in a first and in a second chamber, the two chambers being connected together by way of a first connecting passage.



PUMP ACTUATOR AND METHOD FOR PUMP OPERATION

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Method and apparatus for controlling a moveable pumping diaphragm and a liquid color diaphragm pump, including a housing, a movable pin slidably residing within the housing, a potentiometer connected to and residing within the housing for sensing movement of the pin, riding against the diaphragm of the pump and a spring for biasing the pin against the diaphragm.



ACTUATOR SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND PUMP DEVICE

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A piezoelectric pump includes a leaf spring including a disc portion defining an actuator, an outer frame portion defining a housing, and an elastic support portion. The actuator flexurally vibrates from a center portion of a principal surface thereof to an outer periphery thereof. The elastic support portion includes a beam portion and connection portions and elastically supports the disc portion on the outer frame portion. The beam portion extends in a gap between the disc portion and the outer frame portion in a direction along an outer periphery of the disc portion. A first of the connection portions connects the beam portion to the disc portion. Second and third connection portions are offset from the first connection portion and connect the beam portion to the outer frame portion.



Cryogenic Pump for Liquefied Natural Gas

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A cryogenic pump for pumping liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a cryogenic tank storing LNG includes a drive assembly and a pump assembly disposed along a pump axis. The drive assembly includes a spool housing having a plurality of spool valves arranged around the pump axis, a tappet housing having a plurality of tappet bores with slidable tappets arranged around the pump axis, and spring housing including a plurality of movably disposed pushrods urged upward by a plurality of associated pushrod springs. Hydraulic fluid received by a hydraulic fluid inlet in the drive assembly is directed by the spool valves to the tappet bores to move the tappets downward against the pushrods. To collect the hydraulic fluid, the lowermost spring housing also includes a collection cavity formed therein that can return the hydraulic fluid to a hydraulic fluid outlet.



High-Pressure Fuel Supply Pump

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

To increase a valve-opening pressure at which a pressure relief valve is opened in order to deal with a higher pressure of the fuel, a large pressure relief valve is installed in a high-pressure fuel supply pump. This upsizes the high-pressure fuel supply pump. A pressure relief valve is installed in a discharge joint. This can provide a high-pressure fuel supply pump that is not large too much and sufficiently performs a relief function by efficiently using the excessive space in the pump even when the fuel pressure is increased.



PRESSURE CONTROL BY PHASE CURRENT AND INITIAL ADJUSTMENT AT CAR LINE

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A closed loop control system for a fuel pump based on characteristics of speed, pressure, and current. The pressure generated by the pump system is increased at the point in time when the pump system is working against a dead head system (i.e., coasting) to a level that a calibration valve is opened to a determined working point. By measuring the characteristic phase current as a function of the speed, the characteristic is able to be compared, with the pre-calibrated value of the hardware to perform an error compensation algorithm. The error compensation is overlaid with the standard pressure characteristic as a function of speed and phase current, and uses the pre-calibrated opening pressure value (i.e., the inflection point) of the calibration valve and/or in addition the change of the speed to the initial (first calibration), or to a sliding average therefrom.



HYDRAULIC PUMPING SYSTEM WITH DETECTION OF FLUID IN GAS VOLUME

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A pumping method can include displacing a rod string with pressure applied to an actuator by a pressure source including an accumulator and a separate gas volume in communication with the accumulator. A sensor indicates whether a fluid is in the gas volume. A pumping system can include an actuator, a pump connected between the actuator and an accumulator, a hydraulic fluid contacting a gas in the accumulator, a separate gas volume in communication with the accumulator, and a sensor that detects the hydraulic fluid in the gas volume. Another pumping system can include an actuator, a pump connected between the actuator and an accumulator that receives nitrogen gas from a nitrogen concentrator assembly while a hydraulic fluid flows between the pump and the actuator, a separate gas volume in communication with the accumulator, and a sensor that detects a presence of the hydraulic fluid in the gas volume.



HYDRAULIC PUMPING SYSTEM WITH PISTON DISPLACEMENT SENSING AND CONTROL

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A hydraulic pumping system can include a hydraulic actuator with a magnet that displaces with a piston, and a sensor that continuously detects a position of the magnet. A ferromagnetic wall of the hydraulic actuator is positioned between the magnet and the sensor. A hydraulic pumping method can include incrementally lowering a lower stroke extent of a rod string reciprocation over multiple reciprocation cycles of the rod string, and automatically varying the lower stroke extent or an upper stroke extent of the rod string reciprocation, in response to a measured vibration. Another hydraulic pumping method can include solving a wave equation in the rod string, and automatically varying a reciprocation speed of the rod string in response to a change in work performed during reciprocation cycles of the hydraulic actuator or a change in detected force versus displacement in different reciprocation cycles of the hydraulic actuator.



ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR INSULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An insulation system includes a number of mica hard-boards joinable to form a free-standing slot-liner for insulating a conductor when placed therein and accommodating an expansion of the conductor. In another embodiment, an electromagnetic pump includes a stator of the electromagnetic pump including a number of laminations, a slot-liner positioned within a gap formed by the laminations, an annular wound copper conductor coil positioned within the slot-liner. The slot-liner includes a number of mica hard-boards joined to form an annular volume for insulating the conductor coil and accommodating an expansion of the conductor coil.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDUCTIVE IDENTIFICATION

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Inductive identification systems and methods are described. The system may include an inductive detector configured to identify objects having inductive identifiers. An inductive detector may include conductive coils and inductance readout circuitry for measuring an inductance of each coil. An inductive identifier may include a conductive pattern configured to induce a desired inductance in the coils of the inductive detector. An inductive identifier may include a film having openings, each opening configured to be disposed over a corresponding coil to induce differing inductance changes in the corresponding coils. A pattern of inductance values may be determined and used to identify the object. The detector may be implemented in a cassette recess of an infusion pump system. The inductive identifier may be disposed on a pump cassette configured to be received in the cassette recess and identified based on an inductive interaction between the inductive detector coils and the inductive identifier.



MULTI-OUTLET UTILITY PUMP

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A multi-outlet fluid pump includes a housing, a motorized pump, an electrical power supply, a fluid inlet, and two separate discharge outlets.



STEPPED LEADING EDGE FAN BLADE

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A fan blade for use in a high-volume, low-speed fan wherein the fan blade includes a body portion, a leading edge portion and a trailing portion. The leading edge portion of the fan blade includes a series of steps extending along the length of the leading edge.



WATER PUMPING SYSTEM FOR ROOFTOP APPLICATIONS AND THE LIKE

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a water pumping system. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention are directed to a solar electric powered, siphon-capable water pumping systems specifically configured for use in rooftop and other applications having similar need and conditions. Advantageously, a water pumping system configured in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention is configured to prevent pooling of water in low-lying areas of a roof and thereby limits the potential for damage to the roof and underlying structure that could otherwise result from such pooling of the water.