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20090136363Multi-Stage Submersible Pump - Embodiments of the disclosure provide a booster pump to pressurize fluid for use by a pool cleaner in a pool or spa. The booster pump includes a front housing having an inlet, a plurality of diffuser units positioned in the front housing, and a motor housing detachably coupled to the front housing and having an outlet. A submersible motor positioned in the motor housing is operatively coupled to the diffuser units. A space is defined between an outer surface of the motor and an interior surface of the motor housing. A self-contained fluid flow path is formed from the inlet, through the diffuser units, and through the space to the outlet. As the fluid passes over the motor, the motor can be cooled and acoustic output of the booster pump can be dampened. The booster pump can be constructed of plastic for applications in the pool and spa industry.05-28-2009
20100150740SEALING SYSTEM DEVICE - The present invention relates to a dynamic sealing system device for a submerged pump comprising at least one feed line running in towards the dynamic sealing system, with a first valve device arranged in the feed line and a second valve device arranged such that in an open position it opens a first bypass line that runs from a point on the feed line between the first valve device and the pump and a low-pressure source at the pump to reduce the pressure in a barrier fluid in the sealing system. The invention also comprises a method for reducing the barrier fluid pressure for a submerged pump.06-17-2010
20100054957METHOD FOR DETERMINING A STATEMENT OF A STATE OF A TURBOMOLECULAR PUMP AND A TURBOMOLECULAR PUMP - In a method for determining a statement of a state of a turbomolecular pump, and in a turbomolecular pump, a vibration curve is determined with a vibration sensor (03-04-2010
20100086415Reciprocating compressor - In a reciprocating compressor with delivery rate control the actuation device (04-08-2010
20110194949Compensating Mechanical Seal For Use With A Downhole Electrical Submersible Pump - An electrical submersible pumping system having a pump, a motor, a shaft connecting the pump and motor, and a mechanical seal assembly on the shaft. The mechanical seal assembly includes a sleeve circumscribing the shaft that is axially movable with respect to the shaft. The shaft is retained within a guide mount, an inner circumference of the guide mount extends radially outward to define a shoulder. An annular seat is disposed on the shoulder. One end of a resilient retention assembly couples on the outer surface of the sleeve with its other end compressively urged against the seat. A resilient member is compressively mounted on one end to the sleeve and on another end to the shaft at a location past the end of the sleeve distal from the seat.08-11-2011
20110194948METHOD FOR REGULATING A COMPRESSED AIR SUPPLY SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A method for regulating a compressed air supply system of a motor vehicle, the system having a driving engine for driving the motor vehicle, which can be switched via a switchable hydrodynamic coupling to a driven connection with an air compressor, so that the air compressor feeds a compressed air system via an air delivery side.08-11-2011
20090123299Method for Driving a Pump Device - During switchover from a suctioning step to a discharging step, a mixing pump (05-14-2009
20090123298METHOD TO PROLONG LIFETIME OF DIAPHRAGM PUMP - A method for operating a diaphragm-type piston pump prolongs the life of the diaphragm. A pump has a predetermined pump volume defined by a length of a piston stroke. The pump having a variable drive. The method includes drawing a first volume of liquid into the pump through a first portion of the piston stroke. The first volume of liquid is less than the pump volume. The first volume of liquid is expelled from the pump through a reverse motion through the first portion of the piston stroke. A second volume of liquid is drawn into the pump through a second portion of the piston stroke. The second volume of liquid is less than the pump volume. The second volume of liquid is expelled from the pump through a reverse motion through the second portion of the piston stroke. At least portions of the first and second portions of the piston stroke are different from one another.05-14-2009
20120177507LABORATORY SYRINGE PUMPS - A syringe pump which includes a pusher block is slidably mounted on bearings on one or more guide rails. The pusher block is advanced or retracted by a lead screw having an axis which is offset from the axis of the one or more guide rails which are supported at their respective ends by support blocks, wherein forward and/or trailing sides of the pusher block bearings are extended, and wherein the guide rail support blocks include recesses for accommodating the extended ends of the pusher block slide bearings. In another embodiment, the syringe pump includes quick connect-disconnect fixtures for loading and unloading syringes. Other mechanical and programmable improvements are described in the specification.07-12-2012
20120177506DISPOSABLE ELEMENT, SYSTEM FOR PUMPING AND METHOD FOR PUMPING A LIQUID - The present invention relates to a disposable element comprising at least one first part, in which channel structures are recessed in the surface, and a second part sealingly covering said first part, with the larger part of the first part and/or of the second part being made rigid and/or being applied to a rigid carrier structure, and with these first and/or second parts, however, having at least one flexibly made region. The invention furthermore relates to a system for pumping and a method for pumping a liquid.07-12-2012
20120177505VARIABLE STROKE CONTROL STRUCTURE FOR HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP - Control structure controls movement of a high pressure fuel pump piston of a fuel system. The piston is constructed and arranged to be inserted into or withdrawn from a pumping chamber to control a flow of fuel from the pumping chamber. The control structure includes a rocker arm with an associated roller follower. The roller follower is constructed and arranged to engage a camshaft of an engine. The rocker arm is operatively associated with the piston such that movement of the camshaft causes movement of the rocker arm and thus movement of the piston. The control structure also includes actuator structure associated with the rocker arm and constructed and arranged to vary a percentage of camshaft motion imparted to the piston via the rocker arm.07-12-2012
20130045116Beamless Mechanic-reversing Long Stroke Pumping Unit - A beamless mechanic-reversing long stroke pumping unit is provided for petroleum production in diverse types of oil fields. Its mechanic-reversing system consists of differentials, brakes, etc. With two differentials assembled together, taper gears inside them perform revolution and rotation, enabling the pumping unit to achieve direction change and speed change mechanically. The stroke length of the pumping unit can reach 8 meters or longer, and the adjustment process is more convenient than most, by merely tuning the position of the proximity switches. Abrasion of the chains typically caused due to resetting of a motor frequently during operation, is eliminated in this pumping unit. The pumping unit has more reliable operation performance, more convenient maintenance, lower costs, better energy saving effects, and can be applied in land oil fields, offshore oil fields, oil wells with low permeability, etc.02-21-2013
20130045117ENHANCED EFFICIENCY COUNTER-ROTATING MOTOR DRIVEN PUMPING APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF USE - An enhanced efficiency pumping apparatus, and general method of use, includes a counter-rotating motor with two oppositely rotating drive shafts with a first pump secured to the one of the drive shafts and a second pump secured to the other, oppositely rotating drive shaft.02-21-2013
20130045115TWO-STAGE LINEAR PERISTALTIC PUMP MECHANISM - This invention discloses a peristaltic pump composed of a two-stage linear peristaltic pump mechanism, which engages in different functions, charging and pumping a fluid to a patient. This peristaltic pump is capable of restoring the crushed tubing, caused by repeated compression or crushing of the tubing by peristaltic fingers, to its original circular cross sectional area so that it can provide a precise flow rate. The two-stage linear peristaltic pump mechanism substantially improves the consistency of a flow rate over time and extends the usefulness of peristaltic pumps to applications where they could not otherwise be used.02-21-2013
20100119382SUBSEA PUMPING SYSTEM WITH INTERCHANGABLE PUMPING UNITS - A technique is provided for pumping fluid in subsea applications. A self-contained pumping module is created by mounting one or more removable pumping units on a skid that can be lowered to a sea floor. Each removable pumping unit comprises an electric submersible pumping system enclosed by an outer housing. The self-contained pumping module also comprises hydraulic connectors and electrical connectors that facilitate connection with corresponding hydraulic lines and electric lines while at a subsea location.05-13-2010
20100119380SUBSEA PUMPING SYSTEM - A technique is provided for pumping fluid in subsea applications. A self-contained pumping module is created by mounting a pumping unit on a skid that can be lowered to a sea floor. The skid comprises a support structure designed to hold the pumping unit in a desired orientation, such as an inclined orientation with respect to a base of the skid. The self-contained nature of the pumping module facilitates deployment to a sea floor/retrieval from the sea floor to enable use of the pumping module in a variety of subsea applications with reduced complexity and cost.05-13-2010
20100074764Compressed Air Supply System for a Commercial Vehicle and Method for Operating Said Compressed Air Supply System - A compressed air supply system for a utility vehicle includes a compressed air inlet that can be coupled to a compressor, a filter unit that can be coupled to the compressed air inlet via a supply line, a discharge valve element that is coupled to a discharge outlet and the supply line, an energy-saving control outlet that can be coupled to a control inlet of the compressor, a supply line locking valve element interposed between the compressor and the filter unit and a first valve element and a second valve element, the discharge valve element, the energy saving control outlet, the regeneration of the filter unit and the supply line locking valve element being controllable by the valve elements. The energy saving control outlet can be controlled by the first valve element and the discharge valve element and the regeneration of the filter unit can be controlled by the second valve element. The supply line locking valve element is closed during the regeneration phase of the filter unit and can be transferred into an opened switching state when not in the regeneration state and when the discharge valve element is closed and the energy saving control outlet is aerated.03-25-2010
20120244016MILK PUMP DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLACING AN AMOUNTOF MILK - A milk pump device, comprising a passage duct, a first one-way valve, a second one-way valve and a membrane pump. The first and second one-way valves are included in the passage duct and oriented in the same direction relative to each other. The membrane pump is positioned between the first one-way valve and the second one-way valve. The membrane pump forms a first milk meter for generating a first milk measurement with respect to a number of complete pumping strokes of the membrane pump. The milk pump device further comprises a second milk meter for carrying out a second milk measurement with respect to a residual pumping stroke.09-27-2012
20120244015SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING A FAN ARRAY WITH QUICK CONNECT AND MODULAR CONTROL - A fan array is provided having a frame including a plurality of frame members. The frame members are joined to define a plurality of chambers. Each of a plurality of fan units is configured to be positioned in one of the plurality of chambers. Each fan unit has a motor. A plurality of local motor controllers are joined to corresponding motors. The local motor controllers are configured to control an operation of the corresponding fan unit. A master controller is configured to communicate with the local motor controllers. The master controller is configured to provide the local motor controllers with target operating parameters for the corresponding fan units.09-27-2012
20130078114PHASE SHIFT CONTROLLER FOR A RECIPROCATING PUMP SYSTEM - A pump system using multiple reciprocating positive displacement pumps which phase shift is controlled by a phase shift controller. The phase shift controller uses a virtual master pump inside the phase shift controller which is used as a phase reference against which the phase shifts of the individual pumps is calculated. The phase shift controller adjusts the speed reference set-point for the variable speed drives of the individual pumps such that a desired phase shift is obtained and maintained. The operation of multiple reciprocating pumps using phase shift control can significantly reduce the pressure pulsation levels in the pump system. The use of a virtual master pump eliminates master slave scheduling and increases system reliability and availability as the operating of the phase control is not depending on the reliability of a real master pump.03-28-2013
20130078115PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR DRYING AND COMPRESSING A CO2-RICH STREAM - The present invention relates to a process and to a unit for drying and compressing a CO2-rich stream. The CO2-rich fluid is compressed in a compressor; upstream of the compression step, an antifreeze is mixed with the CO2-rich fluid containing water; the CO2-rich fluid containing the antifreeze is cooled, water is separated from the cooled fluid and the water-depleted cooled fluid is compressed in the compressor; and the CO2-rich fluid containing water is sent to a scrubbing column fed with a water/antifreeze mixture, where it cools and is separated from the water.03-28-2013
20100034670HYDRO COLUMN - A Self Priming Gravity Wave Water Pump, Double Acting, vertically Self Adjusting incorporating a Submerged Column Platform as shown in FIG. 02-11-2010
20130084194JET PUMP DATA TOOL SYSTEM - A jet pump, a jet pump data tool system, and method of use thereof. The jet pump includes a body having an intake, a first aperture, and a second aperture between the first aperture and the intake. A carrier is seated in the body and receivable in the first aperture. The carrier includes a venturi for drawing wellbore fluid from the intake into the venturi. A housing for a data tool extends from the carrier. The housing is in fluid communication with the intake for allowing wellbore fluid to be exposed to the data tool. The carrier is seatable in the body by flowing power fluid and the carrier into the first aperture. The carrier is retrievable from the body by flowing power fluid into the second aperture.04-04-2013
20130039780Reciprocating Rod Pump for Sandy Fluids - A downhole pump has a barrel and a plunger movably disposed therein. The gap between the barrel and plunger has first and second seals. The barrel and plunger each have a one-way valve restricting fluid passage out of it. A filter or screen is disposed on the plunger between the first and second seals. In a downstroke, fluid and particulate in the barrel transfers into the plunger. In an upstroke, fluid and particulate in the plunger lifts uphole. At the same time, a volume in the barrel fills with fluid and particulate. During either stroke, the first seal prevents particulate uphole of the plunger from passing into the gap. The filter or screen, however, prevents at least some particulate (i.e., most or larger particulate) inside the plunger from passing out of the plunger with fluid flowing into the gap between the first and second seals.02-14-2013
20100111712HYDRAULIC PUMP CONTROL ARM AND METHOD - Adjustable control arms for dual path hydrostatic pumps have first and second arms interconnected by an eccentric mechanism with a common pivot point on a pivotal control input shaft for the pumps. The control arms are adjusted at a minimal pump output such as 500 r.p.m. by varying the eccentric to achieve equal r.p.m. The throw of the pump arms is adjusted at a maximum pump output r.p.m., such as approximately 4000 r.p.m., to achieve uniform tracking, steering, and directional control from the dual path hydrostatic pumps.05-06-2010
20090155091ULTRASONIC WAVEGUIDE PUMP AND METHOD OF PUMPING LIQUID - In a waveguide pump and method of pumping liquid, at least a portion of an elongate ultrasonic waveguide is immersed in a liquid reservoir. The waveguide has first and second ends, a nodal region located longitudinally therebetween, and an internal passage extending longitudinally within the waveguide from the first end to a location beyond the nodal region toward the second end of the waveguide. The waveguide also has an inlet at the first end in fluid communication with the internal passage and an outlet in fluid communication with the internal passage and spaced longitudinally from the inlet beyond the nodal region of the waveguide. The immersed portion of the waveguide extends from the inlet to a location that is one of generally longitudinally adjacent, at and beyond the nodal region of the waveguide. The waveguide is ultrasonically excited to cause the waveguide to vibrate at an ultrasonic frequency.06-18-2009
20130045118Smart Blow-Down System for Variable Frequency Drive Compressor Units - A method and apparatus for blowing down a compressed air system when temperature is at or below a predefined temperature threshold is provided. Temperature sensors in the compressed air system monitor temperature and a control processor determines when the temperature is at or below the predefined temperature threshold. When it is determined temperature is at or below the predefined temperature threshold, the control processor operates a solenoid blow-down valve that depressurizes the compressed air system.02-21-2013
20100143161Quad Chamber Mixing Pump - A pair of dual chamber mixing pumps are combined which allow for a constant dispense rate profile using motor speed modulation. Each pump is divided into two chambers, the proximal chamber and the distal chamber. The chambers are defined in part by a piston having proximal and distal ends and recessed sections. The pump utilizes one common driving mechanism to axially rotate and laterally reciprocate the piston to provide continuous pumping of fluids with reduced pulsations. Each fluid enters through its own pump inlet and outlet. The pumps are operated 90° out of phase with respect to each other.06-10-2010
20100143160SUBMERSIBLE PUMP MOTOR COOLING THROUGH EXTERNAL OIL CIRCULATION - An electrical submersible pump motor has motor oil flowing through external circulation tubes for cooling the motor. A substantial portion of the exterior of each tube is submerged in and exposed to wellbore fluid. Heat is transferred from the motor to the motor oil, and then circulated through the external circulation tubes to conduct heat to the wellbore fluid. Internal or external motor oil pumps may be used to propel the motor oil through the circulation tubes. Guards or baffles may be used to protect the circulation tubes and to influence the flow of production fluid over he circulation tubes.06-10-2010
20120164000HIGH PRESSURE SOLIDS PUMP - The present invention generally relates to an abrasive particles injection system. In one aspect, a high pressure solids pump for use in an abrasive particles injection system is provided. The high pressure solids pump includes a pump body having a chamber with an inlet and an outlet. The high pressure solids pump further includes a first valve connected to the inlet for allowing abrasive particles to enter the chamber. The high pressure solids pump also includes a second valve connected to the outlet for allowing pressurized abrasive particles to exit the chamber. Additionally, the high pressure solids pump includes a piston member movable within the chamber of the pump body, wherein the piston member is configured to pressurize the abrasive particles. In another aspect, a method of injecting abrasive particles into a high pressure line is provided.06-28-2012
20100068072Device and Method Employing Shape Memory Alloy - A system for the metering and delivery of small discrete volumes of liquid is comprised of a small or minimal number of inexpensive components. One such component is a movable member, such as a miniature precision reciprocating displacement pump head, which is driven by an actuator that comprises a shape memory alloy material. The operating mechanism of the system is of little or minimal complexity. The system facilitates the precise metering and delivery of the small discrete volumes of liquid. Potential applications for the system include subcutaneous, long-term, automated drug delivery, for example, the delivery of insulin to a person with diabetes. In such an application, the small, simple and inexpensive nature of the invention would allow for its use as both a portable and a disposable system.03-18-2010
20130028754PERISTALTIC SYSTEM, FLUID DELIVERY DEVICE, PIPETTING DEVICE, SLEEVE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE PERISTALTIC SYSTEM - The invention relates to a peristaltic system (01-31-2013
20130028755Booster Pump System for Pool Applications - Assemblies and methods for a booster pump used in a pool cleaning/filtration system are provided. An exemplary booster pump assembly is adapted to increase the water pressure of water flow for use in a pool cleaning system. The booster pump includes a front housing defining a substantially circular geometry having an inlet positioned substantially in the center of the front housing and extending axially outward with respect to the front housing. The booster pump also includes an outlet extending substantially laterally with respect to the front housing. The front housing and the rear housing form an enclosure for positioning of an impeller. The inlet and the outlet are each coupled to conduits having substantially similar flow diameters, and the water passing through the outlet at an increased water pressure is sufficient to make operable a positive pressure pool cleaner. Advantageous support structures and drain plug configurations are also provided.01-31-2013
20130028753HIGH PRESSURE SOLENOID PUMP - A solenoid pump, including: an inlet port, an outlet port, and a first through-bore connecting the inlet and outlet ports; a plunger disposed within the first through-bore and including a second through-bore; a spring arranged to urge the plunger toward the outlet port; a solenoid coil disposed about a portion of the plunger and arranged to displace the plunger toward the inlet port in response to coil power applied to the solenoid coil; and a control unit for: accepting an input voltage; generating the coil power during an interval equal to a first time period; supplying the coil power to the solenoid coil; and selecting a duration of the first time period such that the duration of the first time period varies according to the input voltage.01-31-2013
20130028752PRIMING OF GEAR PUMP IN ALTERNATIVE ATTITUDES - A gear pump has a pair of meshed gears for rotating within a gear pump chamber, and a motor driving at least one of the gears. A discharge line passes fluid downstream from the gear pump chamber, and a suction line delivers fluid into the gear pump chamber. A bypass valve communicates with the discharge line. A shutoff valve communicates with the discharge line. The bypass valve opens at a lower pressure than the shutoff valve. A bypass line communicating the discharge line to the suction line when the bypass valve is open. The gear pump is configured to compress air. In addition, a gear pump arrangement that can be mounted in either of two attitudes is described, as is a method of operating a gear pump.01-31-2013
20130089439DELIVERY DEVICE HAVING A CONNECTING ROD, AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DELIVERY DEVICE HAVING A CONNECTING ROD AND AT LEAST ONE BALANCE WEIGHT - A delivery device having a connecting rod, and a method for controlling a delivery device having a connecting rod and at least one balance weight, 04-11-2013
20130052044FLUID FEEDING PUMP, MEDICAL APPARATUS, AND AIR BUBBLE DETECTION METHOD FOR FLUID FEEDING PUMP - A fluid feeding pump which varies a volume of a pump chamber and thus feeds a fluid out of the pump chamber, includes: a piezoelectric element which accumulates electric charges inside when a voltage is applied, and which deforms according to an amount of accumulated electric charges and thus increases or decreases the volume of the pump chamber; a drive unit which applies a drive signal with a waveform increasing to a predetermined maximum voltage and then decreasing, and thus drives the piezoelectric element; and an air bubble determining unit which detects a current flowing through the piezoelectric element within a predetermined period after the drive signal is applied to the piezoelectric element, and thus determines whether there are air bubbles in the pump chamber or not.02-28-2013
20130052043ROTORS - A rotor is provided. The rotor comprises external blades for use in causing rotation of the rotor, and internal blades for use in propelling a fluid through the rotor during rotation of the rotor.02-28-2013
20130052040TWO-AXIS ADJUSTABLE MUD PIPE JOINT - Disclosed is a pipe having a cylindrical inner wall, a rig end, the rig end having an inner wall having an inside diameter and a remote end. The remote end further comprises a first hemispheric extension that extends from the remote end to at least an outer diameter. A second hemispheric extension connects a surface at an outer cylindrical surface to a pipe exterior wall, wherein the first hemispheric extension and second hemispheric extension form a partial sphere through which, a cavity defined by the inner wall extends.02-28-2013
20100003143MICRO-FLUIDIC SYSTEM - The present invention provides a micro-fluidic system, a method of manufacturing the micro-fluidic system and a method of controlling or manipulating a fluid flow through micro-channels of such a micro-fluidic system. The inner side of the wall of the micro-channel is provided with actuator elements. The actuator elements have composite structures. These actuator elements can change shape and orientation in response to an external stimulus. Through this change of shape and orientation, the flow of a fluid through a micro-channel may be controlled and manipulated.01-07-2010
20090304525Linear Drive and Linear Compressor with Adaptive Output - An apparatus having at least one of a linear drive having a stator and a rotor configured for reciprocating movement therein along a drive axis between a first and a second rotor reversal point about a rotor zero position, and a linear compressor, having a piston housing and a compressor piston configured for reciprocating movement therein along a piston axis between a first and a second piston reversal point about a piston zero position and configured to be driven by the linear drive, wherein at least one of the rotor zero position and the piston zero position is adjustable.12-10-2009
20090110564HYDROSTATIC BEARING ARRANGEMENT FOR PUMP SWASHPLATE HAVING SECONDARY ANGLE - A hydraulic axial piston pump is designed with a secondary swashplate angle for providing improved performance and life. The secondary swashplate angle produces a sideload on the swashplate that is reacted by the pump's housing. A hydrostatically balanced thrust bearing is used to counteract the sideload produced by the secondary swashplate angle. The bearing design includes a tiltable pad or shoe supplied with pressurized fluid from the pump's discharge port. The same fluid that supplies the tiltable pad may also supply the pump's cradle bearings.04-30-2009
20100272582HEATING PUMP FOR LIQUIDS - Liquid pump comprising: 10-28-2010
20130071259Boundary Layer Disk Turbine Systems for Controlling Pneumatic Devices - Provided are various devices and processes that harness the inherent kinetic energy of a flowing pressurized fluid to drive a compressor to compress a fluid without any need for electrical or chemical energy. The flowing drive fluid flows over a boundary layer disk turbine, or Tesla turbine, which is mechanically coupled to a compressor that compresses a fluid. The flowing fluid may be a natural gas from a hydrocarbon recovery operation. The compressed fluid may be air that is used to power a pneumatic device in an industrial process. Harnessing the kinetic energy of the flowing fluid increases economic efficiency of the process, while also avoiding unwanted emissions adverse to the environment and public health.03-21-2013
20130058800Parallel Dynamic Compressor Arrangement and Methods Related Thereto - This disclosure is directed to a novel arrangement for equipment used to compress fluids. A single prime mover is connected to a plurality of compressors. A supply conduit with parallel branch conduits directs fluid to be compressed to at least two compressors and parallel output conduits from each compressor are connected to a common output conduit, which directs compressed fluids to at least one additional compressor.03-07-2013
20130058799COMPRESSOR SYSTEM INCLUDING A FLOW AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE - A thermal control valve for use in a lubricant flooded compressor system including a controller that generates a control signal includes a valve body including a hot coolant inlet, a cooled coolant inlet, a mixed coolant outlet, an actuator space, and a cylinder bore. A sleeve is positioned within the cylinder bore and is movable between a first position, a second position, and a third position, and an electrical actuator is at least partially disposed within the actuator space and is operable in response to the control signal to move the sleeve between the first position, the second position, and the third position.03-07-2013
20130058798HYDRAULIC OIL WELL PUMPING APPARATUS - A pumping arrangement employs a compensating type hydraulic pump, a directional valving arrangement and a proportioning valving arrangement. When the directional valve is energized, oil is directed to the rod end of the hydraulic cylinder. The rod or piston part of the hydraulic cylinder will then elevate until a first limit switch is actuated which then will de-energize the directional valve and send a current signal to the proportional valve. This current signal to the proportional valve forces it to open to a point at which the cylinder rod would extend at the desired velocity until it reaches a second limit switch. The current signal to the proportional valve is then decreased, creating a choking arrangement that forces the cylinder rod to decelerate. Upon reaching the third limit switch, the signal is removed from the proportional valve so that it closes.03-07-2013
20130058797SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ATTENUATION OF ESP MOTOR VIBRATION - Vibration of a rotor positioned within a stator of an electric motor of an electric submersible pump assembly is attenuated in a first embodiment by adjusting the length of the rotor to position rotor bearings supporting the rotor within the stator at locations of low amplitude vibration. In a second embodiment, hydraulic pressure is applied to a fluid chamber supporting a thrust bearing that supports the rotor. When hydraulic fluid pressure is applied, the thrust bearing and the rotor move axially. Thus, moving the rotor bearings away from areas of high amplitude vibration of the rotor. In a third embodiment, a sliding mass affixed to the motor is moved in response to vibration of the motor. Movement of the sliding mass changes the vibration profile of the motor.03-07-2013
20090269212HIGH-PRESSURE COMPRESSOR AND ITS USE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING IT - A high-pressure compressor (10-29-2009
20120224979VOLUMETRIC FLUIDICS PUMP - A pump for moving a fluid through a fluidics system includes a surface and channel disposed along at least a portion of the surface. The pump also includes a driving mechanism having a rotatable shaft and a plurality of haptics operably coupled to the shaft. A closed portion is formed in the channel as the channel is compressed between the surface and at least one of the haptics, the closed portion having a thickness between the surface and the haptic. The pump additionally has a circular path and a shaft path. The surface has a radius of curvature in the vicinity of the closed portion that is greater than the sum of a radius of the circular path and the thickness of the closed portion.09-06-2012
20130064687SHUTTLING BY-PASS COMPRESSOR APPARATUS - A compressor apparatus having a first compressor head for generating a first gas flow and a second compressor head for generating a second gas flow with a shuttling by-pass component in fluid flow communication between the first and second compressor heads for allowing the output of a portion of either the first gas flow or the second gas flow to be diverted to the other compressor head. The shuttling by-pass component allows a portion of the first gas flow to be diverted from the first compressor head to the second compressor head during an exhaust stroke of the first compressor head, while also allowing a portion of the second gas flow to be diverted from the second compressor head to the first compressor head during an exhaust stroke of the second compressor head in alternating sequence such that a more steady output of gas flow may be attained.03-14-2013
20130064689Method Of Reducing Air Compressor Noise - A compressor assembly having a tank seal which seals a tank gap between a portion of a housing of the compressor assembly and a portion of a compressed gas tank and a method for controlling the sound level of a compressor assembly by configuring a tank seal to seal a gap between the housing of a compressor assembly and a compressed gas tank. The sound level of the compressor assembly can be controlled by sealing a tank gap between at least a portion of a compressor assembly housing and at least a portion of a compressed gas tank.03-14-2013
20130064688Integrated Direct Drive Starter/Generator for Turbines - A starter/generator machine for a turbine with a turbine enclosure, an air duct, and a plurality of fan blades is provided. The starter/generator machine includes a plurality of stator elements spaced at intervals in a ring shape adjacent to the air duct and a plurality of rotor elements mounted on the fan blades. The stator elements and the rotor elements are mounted to interact magnetically to exert a force sufficient to move the rotor elements. The stator elements are shaped to minimize air flow interference and are formed with a core, at least one pole, and multiple windings. The spacing between the stator elements and the rotor elements forms an air gap on the order of 5-10 mm, and the number of stator elements is different from the number of rotor elements.03-14-2013
20120114504VERTICAL SHAFT PUMPING SYSTEM - A vertical shaft pumping system includes a hollow shaft with an inner bore, an inlet end and an outlet end, the outlet end with at least one liquid distribution hole. It further includes an impeller positioned at the lower inlet end of the shaft, with a cylindrical base portion with a lower end, a central hole for drawing fluid into the shaft, and a plurality of teeth extending upwards from the cylindrical base portion and extending radially from the central hole to the outer cylindrical circumference for increasing tractive force of liquid in the shaft when the impeller and shaft are rotating; and a motor for rotating the shaft with the impeller to centrifugally pump a liquid vertically in the shaft from the lower inlet end to the upper outlet end.05-10-2012
20130164147VACUUM PUMPING - In order to prevent excessive motor loading or system overheating due to the accumulation of particulate or dust, from SACVD type CVD processes, in the running clearances of the vacuum pump a vacuum pumping arrangement is provided having a plurality of vacuum pumping stages and comprising a first pump inlet through which process fluid from the vacuum chamber can enter the pump and pass through each of the pumping sections towards a pump outlet, and a second pump inlet through which process fluid can enter the pump and pass through only one or more pumping stages downstream of the most upstream pumping stage, wherein the apparatus configured to conveying process fluid from the vacuum chamber to the first pump inlet for pumping during the second processing step and conveying process fluid from the vacuum chamber to the second pump inlet for pumping during the first processing step.06-27-2013
20130164148UTILITY VEHICLE DRIVE SYSTEM - A hybrid drive system for a utility vehicle (06-27-2013
20120237364NANOMOLECULAR SOLID STATE ELECTRODYNAMIC THRUSTER - A solid-state device that is capable of imparting a directional momentum via thermoelectric microelements. High surface area is used to enhance the efficiency of heat transfer. The device can be operated in adiabatic mode in order to minimize thermal emissions.09-20-2012
20110081257DRIVETRAIN AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SUPPLY TO A COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEM - The invention relates to a drivetrain, in particular motor vehicle drivetrain,04-07-2011
20110020143METHOD OF CONTROLLING GASEOUS FLUID PUMP - A method of controlling a fluid pump. The pump has a plurality of oscillating pistons that travel along a central axis of a piston sleeve. A plurality of pistons is of similar mass within a piston sleeve are provided, and adjacent pistons are positioned to be 180 degrees apart in phase oscillations. An electric coil is provided for each piston, and the position of adjacent pistons is determined. The current to one of the electric coils for a piston is adjusted to maintain the 180 degree difference in phase between oscillations of adjacent pistons.01-27-2011
20110097218METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A FLUID FLOW - An apparatus includes a hydrophilic surface configured to drive flow of a polar fluid responsive to an exclusion zone (EZ) effect, the EZ being formed near the hydrophilic surface. An energy source may provide energy to form or maintain the EZ.04-28-2011
20120207623Method for Controlling Delivery Quantity, and Reciprocating Compressor Having Delivery Quantity Control - The invention relates to a method for delivery quantity control of a reciprocating compressor, wherein the motion of a closing organ (08-16-2012
20110008181FIXED AND VARIABLE COMPRESSOR SYSTEM CAPACITY CONTROL - A controller for a system having at least one variable-capacity, pulse-width modulated compressor and at least one fixed-capacity compressor is provided. The controller may include processing circuitry that modulates the at least one variable-capacity, pulse-width modulated compressor to any capacity substantially between ten percent capacity and one hundred percent capacity. The processing circuitry may determine a desired capacity of the at least one variable capacity, pulse-width modulated compressor based on a load sensor signal and a current run percentage of the at least one variable capacity, pulse-width modulated compressor and may toggle the at least one fixed-capacity compressor between a run mode and a shutdown mode based on the desired capacity of the at least one variable-capacity, pulse-width modulated compressor.01-13-2011
20100232983Inverter Compressor Operating Method and Compressor Driving Device - A boot capacitor that functions as an operating power supply for a high-arm-side transistor provided in an inverter has to be charged prior to normal operation of a motor. This operation of charging the boot capacitor is performed at a carrier frequency that is lower than a carrier frequency for the normal operation.09-16-2010
20110280740ULTRA-LOW FRICTION AIR PUMP FOR CREATING OSCILLATORY OR PULSED JETS - An air pump positioned within a hollow space in an aerodynamic structure for controlling the flow over an aerodynamic surface thereof, includes a movable member linearly displaced by a very low friction piston mechanism and a compression chamber open to the exterior of the aerodynamic surface through an orifice. Reciprocal displacement of the very low friction movable member changes the volume of the compression chamber to alternately expel fluid (e.g., air) from and pull fluid into the compression chamber through the orifice. The movable member includes a piston oscillating within a piston housing each having an ultra-low friction coating for improved thermal performance and reduced maintenance. Fluid intake to the compression chamber may be increased through the use of a one-way valve located either in the aerodynamic surface, or in the piston. Multiple flapper valves may surround the orifice in the aerodynamic surface for increased fluid control.11-17-2011
20110280738METHOD OF SURGE PROTECTION FOR A DYNAMIC COMPRESSOR USING A SURGE PARAMETER - A method of surge protection for a dynamic compressor that has a corresponding compressor map. A control system continually calculates an equivalent polytropic head parameter in order to define a surge limit line. The system then calculates a control parameter and determines the distance the control parameter to the surge limit line wherein the control parameter is dynamic to changes in compressor load and invariant to changes in suction conditions and gas compressibility. As a result of the distance of the control parameter to the surge limit line, the surge valve of a dynamic compressor is actuated to prevent surge.11-17-2011
20120189467Method for Controlling Delivery Quantity, and Reciprocating Compressor Having Delivery Quantity Control - The invention relates to a method for the delivery quantity control of a reciprocating compressor, wherein the motion of a closing organ (07-26-2012
20120288379System and Method for a Variable Home Position Dispense System - Embodiments of the invention provide a system, method and computer program product for reducing the hold-up volume of a pump. More particularly, embodiments of the invention can determine, prior to dispensing a fluid, a position for a diaphragm in a chamber to reduce a hold-up volume at a dispense pump and/or a feed pump. This variable home position of the diaphragm can be determined based on a set of factors affecting a dispense operation. Example factors may include a dispense volume and an error volume. The home position for the diaphragm can be selected such that the volume of the chamber at the dispense pump and/or feed pump contains sufficient fluid to perform the various steps of a dispense cycle while minimizing the hold-up volume. Additionally, the home position of the diaphragm can be selected to optimize the effective range of positive displacement.11-15-2012
20090129945Osmotic Pump - An osmotic pump comprises a first chamber (05-21-2009
20110081256SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSING A LIQUID LEVEL - A system, method and device may be used to monitor fluid levels in a borehole. The system includes a pulse generator to generate a pulse of electromagnetic energy to propagate along the wellbore towards a surface of the fluid, a detector to detect a portion of the electromagnetic pulse reflected from the surface of the fluid and propagated along the wellbore towards the detector, a processor to analyze detected signals to determine a level of the surface of the fluid, and a pump controller to control the operation of a pump located in the wellbore based on the fluid surface level.04-07-2011
20110135502HYDRAULIC RESERVOIR FOR HYDRAULIC REGENERATIVE CIRCUIT - A hydraulic reservoir includes a container having an internal volume, an internal wall dividing the internal volume of the container into a first section and a second section for separately containing the hydraulic fluid, and two one-way valves. The first one-way valve allows the hydraulic fluid to be drawn out of the first section of the hydraulic reservoir and substantially prevents a flow of the hydraulic fluid back into the first section. The second one-way valve allows the hydraulic fluid to be returned to the second section of the hydraulic reservoir and substantially prevents a flow of the hydraulic fluid out of the second section. A cooling/filtering loop may connect the second section and the first section such that the used fluid in the second section may be processed and returned to the first section in a substantially unused condition.06-09-2011
20120189465HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP PISTON ASSEMBLY - A piston assembly for a fuel pump comprises a first piston sub-assembly and a second piston sub-assembly. The first piston sub-assembly comprises a first piston portion, a first check ball connected to a first spring and a first O-ring. The first check ball forms a fluid tight seal against the first piston portion when the first spring is uncompressed. The first check ball allows fluid flow relative to the first piston portion when the first spring is compressed. The first O-ring has a front side and a back side. The first O-ring forms a fluid tight seal relative to the first piston portion. The second piston sub-assembly comprises a second piston portion, a second check ball connected to a second spring, and a second O-ring. The second check ball forms a fluid tight seal against the second piston portion when the second spring is uncompressed. The second check ball allows fluid flow relative to the second piston portion when the second spring is compressed. The second O-ring has a front side and a back side. The second O-ring forms a fluid tight seal relative to the second piston portion. The fluid flow relative to the first piston portion allows fluid to contact the front side of the second O-ring and the back side of the first O-ring.07-26-2012
20110300003Pumping Device For Pumping Fluid - The present invention describes a pumping device (12-08-2011
20110286861AIR COMPRESSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION - Air compressor systems, upgrade kits, computer readable medium, and methods for controlling an air compressor for improved performance. The methods may include receiving a working air requirement; determining an estimated air pressure of the air compressor to deliver the working air requirement; measuring a pressure of the air compressor; comparing the measured pressure with the calculated estimated air pressure; if the measured pressure of the air compressor is greater than the determined estimated air pressure by a predetermined greater amount, then decreasing an output control of the air compressor; and if the measured pressure of the air compressor is less than the calculated estimated air pressure by a predetermined lesser amount then increasing the output control of the air compressor. The air compressor may be controlled based on a measured pressure of delivered working air. An oil control system may shut off oil to parts of the air compressor.11-24-2011
20110293440DOUBLE STANDING VALVE SUCKER ROD PUMP - A sucker rod pump with no travelling valve consisting of, from the bottom: hold down with pump inlet, lower standing valve, hollow coupling, upper standing valve suspended within the coupling, relief valve, hollow pump housing, solid piston within the housing, and barrel to clean and retain the piston in the housing. The piston attaches to and reciprocating with the rod string. Peripheral channels in the relief valve communicate between the coupling and the housing. A central channel in the relief valve communicates between the upper standing valve and the pump's outlets. The upstroke pulls fluid from the bottom of the well upward through the open lower standing valve, around the closed upper standing valve and into the housing chamber. The down stroke pushes fluid from the housing chamber past the closed lower standing valve and through the open upper standing valve to the pump's exit into the tubing.12-01-2011
20090290992WATER JET MECHANISM FOR WHIRLPOOL EFFECT IN PEDICURES OR OTHER APPLICATIONS - A whirlpool foot bath for a pedicure chair having a housing with a removable cap and a motor within the housing. Water in the bath is circulated through an inlet in the cap and out through at least one outlet in the cap. The cap has a central integral sleeve. A method of use is described.11-26-2009
20120189466Well Deployed Heat Fin For ESP Motor - An electrical submersible pumping system (ESP) for use in pumping fluids from a wellbore. The ESP includes fins on an outer portion of the ESP that transfer heat from a motor in the ESP to fluid flowing past the fins. A self removing material is provided over the fins when the ESP is deployed into the wellbore to protect the fins against being damaged when the ESP contacts a wall of the wellbore. The material can corrode, erode, melt, dissolve, disintegrate, or otherwise automatically decouple from the fins when the ESP is disposed in the wellbore.07-26-2012
20100111711Downhole Electrical Submersible Pump Seal - An improved seal assembly for a downhole electrical submersible pump assembly.05-06-2010
20090148308Electrokinetic Pump with Fixed Stroke Volume - An electrokinetic pump and fluid delivery system is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the fluid delivery system is that it can deliver a fixed volume of fluid with each stroke of the electrokinetic pump. Another feature of the fluid delivery system is that it can accurately deliver fluid at a target flow rate over time. Methods associated with use of the electrokinetic pump and fluid delivery system are also covered.06-11-2009
20090304526DEBRIS REMOVAL APPARATUS FOR A PUMP AND METHOD - A pump apparatus includes a gear pump assembly interposed between top and bottom drive gear assemblies, and coupler assemblies interposed between a bottom of the top drive gear assembly and a top of the gear pump assembly, and between a top of the bottom drive gear assembly and a bottom of the gear pump assembly. The drive assemblies rotate a pre-feed auger. A cyclone screen located within a cyclone housing is positioned over a shaft of the pre-feed auger and interposed between a blade of the pre-feed auger and the bottom drive gear assembly. An intake housing is positioned over the blade of the pre-feed auger, and regulates fluid intake into the pump. As fluid is taken into the pump, it is caused to spin by the action of the auger. This causes solids to be separated from the fluid and to be expelled through exhaust ports in the pump apparatus. As a result, fewer solids are permitted to travel northward with the pumped fluid, thereby helping to protect the components of the pump. The entire pump may be coupled, at a north end thereof, to a hydraulic pump, hydraulic motor, electric motor, or drive rod/shaft powered at the surface.12-10-2009
20100119381SUBSEA PUMPING SYSTEM - A technique is provided for pumping fluid in subsea applications, such as booster pumping applications. A self-contained pumping module has a pump and a motor mounted on a skid. The self-contained pumping module also includes electrical connections by which electrical power can be provided to the motor and hydraulic connections for connecting suitable hydraulic lines with a pump intake and a pump discharge. The self-contained nature of the pumping module enables easy deployment to a sea floor in a variety of applications.05-13-2010
20100266422Positive Displacement Pump System and Method with Rotating Valve - Systems and methods including a valve piston in a pumping chamber. The pumping chamber may include a pump inlet and a pump outlet in fluid communication with the pumping chamber. The valve piston may be configured to rotate between a first position within the pumping chamber and a second position outside of the pumping chamber.10-21-2010
20100266423System and Method for Pump with Deformable Bearing Surface - Systems and methods for pumping fluid comprising a pumping chamber, a pump inlet, a pump outlet, a valving mechanism, and a drive piston or pumping chamber wall including a deformable surface configured to provide elastohydrodynamic lubrication during operation.10-21-2010
20100284827HOMOGENIZATION OF THE CONVEYING FLOW IN OSCILLATING POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS - A method for homogenizing conveying flow from at least two oscillating positive displacement pumps utilizing a drive motor for each pump and a rotating shaft, the fluid conveying flow in a conveying line is generated by the oscillating positive displacement pumps, the drive motors controlled such that the conveying flow generated overall in the conveying line is largely uniform or constant.11-11-2010
20110200458MANAGING METHOD - A method for managing a pumping device (08-18-2011
20120107144VARIABLE BORE CONVERTIBLE COMPRESSOR CYLINDER - A variable bore reciprocating compressor cylinder, with a family of removable liners of various diameters that can accommodate significant changes in bore diameters without significant increases in fixed clearance volume. In one embodiment of the invention, valves are added or subtracted as required in conjunction with optimizing the flow area of the liner and head ports to minimize clearance volume and to keep overall flow losses within acceptable values. In another embodiment of the invention, smaller valves and valve extension insert/adapters are incorporated to further extend the practical operating range with smaller bore diameters.05-03-2012
20120107143METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COOLING A MOTOR-COMPRESSOR WITH A CLOSED-LOOP COOLING CIRCUIT - A fluid compression system is disclosed having a hermetically-sealed housing with at least a motor and a compressor arranged therein. The motor may drive both the compressor and a blower device coupled to the housing or otherwise arranged within the housing and configured to circulate a cooling gas throughout the housing and thereby cool the motor and accompanying radial bearings. The blower device circulates the cooling gas through a closed-loop circuit which may include a heat exchanger and gas conditioning skid. Carbon ring seals may be used to seal the shaft on both sides of the compressor so as to prevent the migration of liquid and solid contaminants into the closed-loop cooling circuit.05-03-2012
20120107142INTERNALLY SUPPLIED AIR JET COOLING FOR A HYDRAULIC PUMP - A compressed gas powered machine is provided. The machine includes: an outlet and a hollow member fluidly connected to the outlet and configured to receive gas expended from the machine through the outlet the hollow member defining holes oriented to allow the gas contained in the hollow member to blow on various parts of the machine.05-03-2012
20110171040Wind Powered Sea Pump - A wind powered sea pump comprises a propeller, rotor, one or more pumps and one or more flywheels. The present invention relates to a pump powered by the wind to move cold subsurface water from a lower level of the sea to the warmer surface water. The wind powers the rotor causing the shaft to rotate, thereby transmitting power to: one or more pumps, to pump colder sub-surface water from the depths; one or more flywheels to provide gyroscopic stability to entire platform and to a propeller to offset the force of the wind pushing back the wind powered sea pump. The hull provides a sump for a single hose connector to feed water to pumps from a pickup hose of desired diameter to a desired depth. The force of the wind powers the sea pump to transport colder water from a lower depth to the sea surface. A sea anchor provides a pivot point to keep the wind powered sea pump oriented directly into the wind and the weather vane helps with the wind orientation as well as providing space for use as an advertising bill board.07-14-2011
20090263256HEAD FOR A PERISTALTIC PUMP - A head for a peristaltic pump that may be used for delivering ink to a flexographic printing press includes a housing and a roller assembly. The housing is adapted to receive a flexible tube. The housing has a curved wall and a clamp. The clamp secures the flexible tube within the housing. The clamp has an open position and a closed position. The clamp is in the open position when the flexible tube is able to move through an entrance and exit in the housing. The clamp is in the closed position where a first section of the flexible tube is secured in the entrance and a second section of the flexible tube is secured in the exit. The first and second sections are secured where they are not able to be pulled into the housing but are able to gradually slip out of the housing allowing the head to pump in both directions. The roller assembly is rotatable within the housing. The roller assembly rotates about an axis through the housing. The axis is coaxial to the curved wall in the housing. The roller assembly includes at least two compression rollers and at least one guide roller. The compression rollers are peripherally spaced where each of them come successively into contact with the flexible tube during rotation of the roller assembly. Successive compression rollers compress two portions of the flexible tube against the curved wall to confine a finite volume of fluid in the flexible tube. The guide rollers are peripherally spaced between the compression rollers where each of them comes into contact with the flexible tube during rotation of the roller assembly. The guide rollers guide the flexible tube to stay centered with the compression rollers and initiate decompression of the flexible tube to return to a partial compression dimension. Fluid is moved through the flexible tube by rotation of the roller assembly.10-22-2009
20110200457PUMP DEVICE FOR THE HYDRAULIC ACTUATION OF A VALVE - Pump device for hydraulically activating a valve in particular used for oil and gas exploration wherein such a valve may be a safety valve assigned to a riser or a tree, said pump device including a piston cylinder unit from which pressurized hydraulic fluid can be pumped in direction to the valve. To improve such a pump device so that the pressure of the hydraulic fluid is produced in particular at the corresponding site and near to the valve and is safe and constructed in a simple way an electrical drive means is movably connected to a piston of the piston cylinder unit for alternating movement in axial direction of the piston within the cylinder.08-18-2011
20110200455Compressed-air compressor and method of operation - A compressed-air compressor for producing compressed air for a compressed-air system of a vehicle includes a cylinder and a piston. The piston is arranged in the cylinder and divides the interior space of the cylinder into a compression chamber, which can be connected to the compressed-air system of the vehicle for the purpose of conveying compressed air, and a neutral chamber. The neutral chamber is charged with an auxiliary pressure such that the pressure in the neutral chamber is temporally on average higher than atmospheric pressure. The compressed air production by means of the piston/cylinder-type compressed-air compressor is improved such that the maximum value of the torque to be imparted for driving the compressor is reduced.08-18-2011
20090202363Cooling arrangement for a portable air compressor - A portable air compressor assembly includes a tubular frame having side sections and an assembly longitudinal axis. A support plate between the side sections supports a power unit having a longitudinal axis arranged perpendicular to the assembly longitudinal axis. A compressor having a compressor head and longitudinal axis is mounted to the support plate with the compressor longitudinal axis parallel to the power unit longitudinal axis and perpendicular to the assembly longitudinal axis. A fan connected to the power unit generates an air flow. A ducted cover enclosing the fan includes an air passage directing the air flow from the fan to the compressor head. The ducted cover includes inner and outer covers each including a portion of the air passage. An air scoop extends into the outer cover portion of the air passage to redirect the air flow.08-13-2009
20110268586SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ARTIFICIALLY LIFTING A PRODUCT FROM A WELL - Systems and methods for providing a pump driving unit for driving an above ground pump. The pump driving unit utilizes a single prime mover and a drive train for actuating multiple components required to drive the above ground pump. Some implementations of the pump driving unit include phase separation devices, filtering units, and cooling units that may also be actuated by the drive train of the unit. Some implementations of the pump driving unit further include an enclosure and a platform for containing the unit and simplifying on-site installation.11-03-2011
20090274564Floating cup pump having swashplate mounted cup elements - A floating cup pump assembly incorporating a tilted swashplate structure with cup elements projecting away from either side of the swashplate structure. The swashplate structure is positioned between a first group of matedly engaged piston elements and a second group of matedly engaged piston elements. The piston elements rotate around a first axis and the cup elements rotate around a different axis causing the cups to reciprocate relative to the piston elements.11-05-2009
20090104044Pump controller system and method - A method and apparatus for a pump control system. One or more embodiments of the invention include a pump controller that can perform a self-calibrating procedure, can provide precise motor speed control, can provide a limp mode before shutting down the motor when system parameters are exceeded and/or fault conditions occur, can detect fault conditions, and can store fault conditions for later retrieval.04-23-2009
20090104045High pressure pump having plunger - A high pressure pump draws fluid from a fluid inlet into a compression chamber through an inlet chamber. The high pressure pump has a fluid chamber that communicates with the fluid inlet via the inlet chamber. The high pressure pump includes a plunger and a cylinder. The plunger draws fluid from the inlet chamber into the compression chamber when the plunger moves in a drawing direction. The plunger is capable of pressurizing fluid in the compression chamber when the plunger moves in a pressurizing direction. The cylinder movably supports the plunger therein. When the plunger moves in the drawing direction, fluid in the inlet chamber is drawn into the compression chamber, so that fluid flows from the fluid chamber into the inlet chamber.04-23-2009
20100111713APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF A PRESSURIZED SYSTEM - A system, apparatus, and method for improving performance of a pressurized system.05-06-2010
20110076158METHOD OF OPERATING ADAPTIVE CORE ENGINES - A method of operating a compressor in an adaptive core engine is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of operating a front block compressor to increase pressure of a fluid to a first pressure ratio in a high-power mode operation; operating a rear block compressor coupled to the front block compressor such that the front block compressor and the rear block compressor operate at the same physical speed; closing a rear block stator vane located axially forward from the rear block compressor such that the flow of the fluid into the rear block compressor is substantially cut off; and keeping a blocker door opened such that substantially all of the fluid pressurized by the front block compressor flows through a bypass passage during the high-power mode operation. The operation may be transitioned from the high-power mode to a low-power mode by opening a rear block stator such that the rear block compressor receives at least a portion of the fluid flowing from the front block compressor and maintains an overall engine pressure ratio.03-31-2011
20090311109Variable Displacement Compressor With A Discharge Pressure Compensated Suction Shutoff Valve - A variable displacement compressor with a discharge pressure compensated suction shutoff valve (SSV). The SSV prevents noise generated at low refrigerant flow rates by a suction valve from propagating out of the compressor and to an air conditioner evaporator by variably restricting a fluid communication with the suction valve. The SSV is configured so the variable restriction is increased correspondingly with the discharge pressure if the discharge pressure is less than a threshold that is an indicator of low refrigerant flow rates, and the restriction is decreased if the discharge pressure is greater than the threshold.12-17-2009
20100278660Integral Compressor Motor And Refrigerant/Oil Heater Apparatus And Method - A compressor apparatus includes a power source (11-04-2010
20110200456PUMP MODULE METHOD FOR A MEDICAL FLUID DISPENSING SYSTEM - A pump module is provided for use in a medical fluid dispensing system that includes a pump body made of a non-compliant material and first and second pump chambers formed in the body. Each of the chambers has a first, open end and an opposite, closed end. The pump module further includes first and second pistons in the first and second pump chambers, respectively. At least one fluid inlet and a fluid outlet are selectively in fluid communication with the first and second pump chambers. Each of the pistons extends through the open end of a respective one of the pump chambers, with each of the pistons being operably translatable within the pump chamber toward and away from the closed end of the chamber. The pistons are translatable independently of one another.08-18-2011
20080273991AIR COOLED PACKAGED MULTI-STAGE CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR METHOD - Provided is a method including routing a compressed gas from a centrifugal gas compressor through at least one of a plurality of air coolers, and directing air flow through the plurality of air coolers, wherein the plurality of air coolers are arranged adjacent to one another in a single plane that is transverse to the air flow. Further provided is a method including removing tube cores from a cooler chamber of a liquid cooler of a centrifugal gas compressor, coupling a chamber port of the cooler chamber to a first port of an air cooler, and coupling a second port of the air cooler to a compressor port of a stage of the centrifugal gas compressor.11-06-2008
20120294731Pump System and Method of Use - A multi-pump assembly and method of use including a housing and at least two pumps contained within the housing is described, wherein each pump has a performance level. In an embodiment, the performance level of each pump is the same. In another embodiment, the performance level of each pump is different. The assembly may also include a common electrical inlet, a common fuel inlet connection, a common fuel outlet connection, a pressure regulator, a final filter, an outlet check valve connected to each pump, a plurality of over pressure relief valves connected to each pump and an over pressure relief passage formed around the pumps in the housing, an electronic controller capable of operating each pump independently, a fuel filter and a pressure regulator in the housing to form a returnless fuel supply, and/or a final filter. The assembly may be used in a multiple carburetor or fuel injection applications.11-22-2012
20080286120Reciprocating piston pump operating on pressure medium - The present invention relates to a reciprocating piston pump comprising: at least one cylinder with an inlet for a pressure medium; a piston slidable in the cylinder between a first and a second position, and forming a pressure chamber in the cylinder; a first valve member which is received in the piston and which in an open position mutually connects the cylinder spaces on either side of the piston; a second valve member which is received in the piston and which in an open position connects a pressure medium passage formed in the piston to an outlet of the pump; a resilient member urging the piston in the first position; an actuating member connected to the valve members and which are embodied such that in the first position the first valve member is closed and the second valve member is opened and in the second position the first valve member is opened and the second valve member is closed, wherein the piston is moved to the second position by the pressure medium.11-20-2008
20090311108Method for Operation of a Compressor Unit, and Associated Compressor Unit - The invention relates to a method for operating a compressor unit, in particular for underwater operation. The aim of the invention is to minimize the risk of gas hydrate formation during the compression process. To reduce said risk, according to the method components of the compressor unit are supplied with anti-freeze and/or anti-freeze is injected into the flow path of the conveyed medium to be compressed. The invention also discloses a compressor unit, which operates according to said method.12-17-2009
20100040481DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE OPENING AND CLOSING OF A CLAMP IN A POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMP - A device for controlling the opening and closing of a clamp intended to seal a flexible tube, for example in a positive displacement pump, includes: a housing that can be closed with a door; a tube placed inside the housing; a clamp also placed in the housing, which cooperates with the tube to open or seal it. The clamp is closed when the door is being opened and when the door is being closed. As well as ensuring that the tube is always closed when the door is being opened, the inventive safety device also ensures that the tube remains closed once the door has been closed as long as a suitable device does not trigger the opening of the clamp. The fully mechanical closure device is not exposed to the dangers of a faulty power supply.02-18-2010
20100284826MINI-SURGE CYCLING METHOD FOR PUMPING FLUID FROM A BOREHOLE - A method for removing a fluid and a material in contact with the fluid from a borehole penetrating the earth, the method including: operating a pump coupled to the borehole at a first speed for a first time interval to remove the fluid; and operating the pump at a second speed greater than the first speed for a second time interval to remove the fluid and the material.11-11-2010
20110008178WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER - A wave energy converter for compressing air from the movement of waves of a body of water is provided. The wave energy converter includes a middle cylinder upon which an upper cylinder slides thereon and in which a lower cylinder slides therewithin. An upper and lower compression chamber disposed within the upper and lower cylinders allows air to be drawn therewithin and compressed when the upper and lower cylinders are moved relative to the middle cylinder as waves progress through their wavelength from crest to trough and vice versa.01-13-2011
20080273990TWO-STAGE HYDRODYNAMIC PUMP AND METHOD - A two-stage pump having an internal fluid pathway or cycle for providing cooling to various parts in the pump, such as, an electric motor in the pump, and also for lubricating at least one or a plurality of bearings in the pump. The pump utilized hydrodynamic bearings that are adapted or configured to provide various passageways, channels and the like for using the fluid that is being pumped by the pump as lubrication for at least one or a plurality of bearings in the pump.11-06-2008
20110206540Liquid Dispensing System With Enhanced Mixing - A dispense apparatus and system for dispensing suspensions or emulsions. The system ensures uniformity of distribution of the dispersed phase within the continuous-phase liquid by moving the fluid through the dispense cartridge, such as with a continuous or pulsating flow. In one embodiment, peristaltic pumps are positioned upstream and downstream of the dispense cartridge, in fluid communication with and forming a single loop with a fluid source. Circulation between the fluid source and the dispense cartridge is maintained. In a second embodiment, a pump circulates fluid into and out of the dispense cartridge and is also in fluid communication with a fluid source such as with a pinch valve to allow proper filling of the dispense cartridge from the fluid source. In a third embodiment, a reversing pump is placed between the dispense cartridge and fluid source to continually or continuously pump fluid into and out of the dispense cartridge.08-25-2011
20090162212Peristaltic pump assembly - A peristaltic pump assembly includes a cassette configured to be operatively engaged with a pump housing. A roller assembly is operatively disposed within a cavity formed into the cassette. The roller assembly includes a plurality of rollers that may be arranged in a planetary configuration around a drive shaft. At least one guide element is disposed about the periphery of the roller assembly and in engagement with at least a portion of an outer surface of each of the plurality of rollers. The guide element is configured to guide the plurality of rollers when the plurality of rollers is rotating.06-25-2009
20120070315Chemical Reactor System and Methods to Create Plasma Hot Spots in a Pumped Media - Methods and apparatus are disclosed to produce gas vapor bubbles in a liquid media and collapsing the bubble to create a plasma hot spot. Generated bubbles are introduced and collapsing the bubbles results in the partial or total conversion of the internal and boundary layer gas and liquid phase content of the bubble to plasma, ionized gas and ionized liquid. Consequently, a change or increase in the reactivity of the elements and compounds in the gas or liquid phases of the bubble and the surrounding liquid media occurs.03-22-2012
20090129944PERISTALTIC PUMP - A peristaltic pump is presented comprising a housing and a rotor assembly supported by the housing. An occlusion bed is slideably mounted in the housing. A door is pivotable about a shaft, which is supported by the housing. A pinion gear is coupled to the shaft and engages a rack on the occlusion bed. Rotation of the shaft causes the occlusion bed to slide toward or away from the rotor assembly. An open portion of a tube retaining system is associated with the housing and a clamping portion of the tube retaining system is associated with the door. The open portion and the clamping portion of the tube retaining system are configured to secure flexible tubing therebetween when the door is in a closed position.05-21-2009
20080317605Progressive Cavity Propagation Pump - A pump is provided that includes a body made at least partially of an elastomeric material and an inlet port and an outlet port, with each port being coupled to the body. The pump further includes a flow passage formed in the body and extending between the inlet port and the outlet port, with at least a portion of the flow passage being normally closed and with the inlet port being fluidicly uncoupled with the outlet port when the pump is in a free-state condition. An actuating device is coupled to the body and is operable for sequentially deforming the body to create a cavity within the normally closed portion of the flow passage, the cavity being in fluid communication with the inlet port, thereby drawing a packet of fluid from the inlet port into the cavity and propagating the cavity and the packet of fluid contained therein toward the outlet port.12-25-2008
20090185916ELECTROKINETIC PUMP DESIGNS AND DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS - One embodiment of the present invention provides a piston assembly having a piston housing filled with an electrolyte; a housing within the piston housing that divides the piston housing into a first portion and a second portion, the housing having apertures, a shaft connecting the housing to a piston head outside of the piston housing; and a porous material inside of the housing in contact with the electrolyte. Additionally, there are provided a method for filling the delivery chamber with a delivery fluid by withdrawing the piston head from within the delivery chamber. Yet another embodiment provides a method for filling a fluid delivery assembly by withdrawing a shaft from within the fluid delivery assembly to simultaneously displace a moving pump element within the delivery chamber and bypass fluid around a housing in the pump chamber.07-23-2009
20090142198APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HANDLING FLUIDS AT NANO-SCALE RATES - Apparatus and Method for Handling Fluids at Nano-Scale Rates. A linear displacement pump produces non-pulsatile liquid flow rates as low as the nl/mm range. The pump includes a servo motor, a gear reduction, a lead screw, a linear stage, a barrel, and a plunger extending into the barrel and coupled to the stage. A microfluidic interconnect device can be coupled to the barrel. One or more of these pumps can be disposed in a thermally controlled pump assembly that includes a pump housing, a thermally conductive body disposed in the housing and including first and second opposing sides, and a temperature regulating element such as a thermoelectric device disposed in thermal contact with the thermally conductive body on a side thereof opposite to the barrel or barrels of the pumps.06-04-2009
20090053075ENHANCED COOLING FOR DOWNHOLE MOTORS - A submersible pumping system for use downhole, wherein the system includes a pump, an inlet section for receiving fluid, a pump motor, and heat transfer fins on the motor housing. The fins increase the heat transfer area of the motor thereby providing enhanced cooling of the motor.02-26-2009
20110229345PUMPING SYSTEM FOR PUMPING LIQUID FROM A LOWER LEVEL TO AN OPERATIVELY HIGHER LEVEL - A pumping system for pumping liquid from a lower level to an operatively higher level; said pumping system comprising, pumping device fitted at the lower level; a bent delivery conduit; said conduit having an operatively inclined ascending conduit section; an operatively inclined descending conduit section and an operatively horizontal peak section between said inclined sections; one end of said ascending conduit fitted to the outlet of said pumping device and one end of said descending conduit being below liquid level of said higher level; a junction being defined between said horizontal peak section and said descending conduit section; a port opening provided at the peak section spaced apart from said junction; and control means adapted to introduce pressurized air into and evacuate air from said delivery conduit through said port.09-22-2011
20090246035Pump Module Fluidically Isolated Displacement Device - A pump module for use in a medical fluid dispensing system is provided that includes a pump body having first and second portions where at least one of the first and second portions includes first and second fluid chambers. The module further includes at least one membrane operably associated with the fluid chambers, and first and second actuators operably associated with this membrane for the purpose of displacing the membrane and further for displacing fluid from the first and second chambers.10-01-2009
20090257888MULTIPLE CHAMBER PUMP AND METHOD - Disclosed is a pneumatically powered high-pressure and lightweight fluid pump. The pump is useful for pumping fuel for liquid rocket engines and for transferring liquids from one space vehicle to another. During operation of the pump, liquid is drained from a tank into a pump chamber and the chamber is then pressurized to deliver fluid. The chamber is then refilled from the main tank. An auxiliary chamber supplies fuel while the main chamber is being filled, thereby a steady stream is delivered from the pump. The auxiliary chamber is refilled from the tank while the main chamber is delivering fluid. In order to transfer fluid from the tank to the pump chamber, the pressure in the pump chamber is maintained at a pressure higher than the vapor pressure of the fluid being pumped but lower than the pressure in the tank.10-15-2009
20100014990Compressor Unit - The invention relates to a compressor unit, in particular for underwater operation, wherein the stator of the motor is connected to a separate cooling means. It is an object of the invention to provide a cooling means for the stator of the electric motor, which cooling means firstly affords excellent operational reliability and secondly does not require any exchange of materials with the surroundings during operation. To this end, there is provision for the cooling means to be configured in such a way that there is a natural circulation of a cooling medium in the cooling means of the stator under operating conditions. One decisive advantage of the compressor unit according to the invention lies in the fact that the separate cooling means of the stator can be adapted precisely to the operating conditions of the latter and, in particular, firstly the high power loss and secondly the sensitivity of this component can be taken into consideration.01-21-2010
20090116969Rail tank car evacuation and transfer system and method - A rail tank car evacuation and transfer system and method. A method includes steps of providing an evacuation and transfer line having an inlet end and an outlet end, causing liquid contained inside the rail tank car to flow into the inlet end to at least a first location between the inlet and outlet ends of the evacuation and transfer line by pressurizing the interior of the rail tank car with a gas, sensing, at the first location, a change in the contents of the line from (a) consisting essentially of liquid to (b) including gas, and shutting off the flow through the line in response to the change.05-07-2009
20100150741HYDRAULIC UNIT HAVING ORIFICE PLATE DISPLACEMENT CONTROL - A hydraulic unit is disclosed. The hydraulic unit may have a rotatable body at least partially defining a plurality of barrels, a plurality of plungers associated with the plurality of barrels, and a swashplate tiltable to vary a displacement of the plurality of plungers relative to the plurality of barrels. The hydraulic unit may also have an orifice plate located adjacent the rotatable body. The orifice plate may include an inlet port, a discharge port, and a first plurality of control orifices located between first ends of the inlet and discharge ports. The hydraulic unit may further have a first plurality of control valves, each of the first plurality of control valves being associated with a different control orifice of the first plurality of control orifices.06-17-2010
20100150739HEAT TRANSFER THROUGH THE ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMP - The motor of an electrical submersible pump generates a significant amount of heat that can be removed by transferring it to the well production fluid. The motor housing may have turbulators that increase the turbulence of the production fluid to increase the rate of heat transfer. The turbulators are designed for manufacturability and maintenance.06-17-2010
20100183448METHODS OF USE FOR A POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMP HAVING AN EXTERNALLY ASSISTED VALVE - A method for operating at least one pump in a pump assembly comprises providing a pump assembly comprising a fluid end and a power end, the fluid end in communication with a fluid source and at least one downstream destination and comprising a pump housing for a pressurizable chamber, at least one valve for controlling fluid communication with the chamber, the at least one valve defining a normal duration of allowing fluid communication with the chamber during operation of the pump assembly, providing a valve actuation guide external to the chamber, the valve actuation guide coupled to the valve and operable to assist in controlling fluid communication with the chamber, operating the pump assembly, and actuating the valve actuation guide to change an aspect of the valve duration.07-22-2010
20100260617VALVE BASED OR VISCOSITY BASED CONTROL OF A FLUID PUMP - A pump control for controlling a fluid pump for pumping a fluid, the pump control comprising a pump oil path comprising an oil pump and at least one valve, the oil pump being adapted for pumping pump oil to the fluid pump, the at least one valve being arranged downstream of the oil pump, and a control unit adapted for controlling a pump oil pressure in the fluid pump by switching the at least one valve so that the fluid can be pumped in response to the pump oil pressure.10-14-2010
20100260616METHOD OF CONTROLLING COUNTER-ROTATING AXIAL-FLOW FAN - A counter-rotating axial-flow fan may be controlled to improve both cooling efficiency and operating efficiency. A first motor and a second motor are started in a given starting mode. Then, if the temperature of an object to be cooled is higher than a given reference temperature, the rotational speed of the first motor and the rotational speed of the second motor are controlled in a predetermined cooling efficiency mode that gives priority to cooling the object to be cooled over the operating efficiency of the counter-rotating axial-flow fan. If the temperature of the object to be cooled is equal to or lower than the given reference temperature, the rotational speeds of the first and second motors are controlled in a predetermined operating efficiency mode that maintains the object to be cooled at a temperature equal to or lower than the given reference temperature and reduces the power consumption of the counter-rotating axial-flow fan.10-14-2010
20100189574HIGH PRESSURE PUMP CONTROL - A feedback control loop for a high pressure pump modifies the accumulator velocity and pressure during solvent transfer. The accumulator velocity is adjusted to maintain the system pressure equal to the expected pressure to thereby eliminate the effect of the flow deficit created by a thermal effect.07-29-2010
20100226793METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE FLOW RATE OR THE ACTUATION FREQUENCY OF A FLUID PUMP, PARTICULARLY IN AN ELECTRONIC MOTOR VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM - A method, and use of the method in motor vehicle brake control systems, for determining the delivery capacity or the frequency of activation of a fluid pump, in particular a hydraulic pump, in an electronic pressure control unit, wherein the latter comprises not only a pressure circuit controller which is activated by analogized valve actuation but also a pump power setting means for setting the delivery capacity of the hydraulic pump, in which the frequency of movement of the mechanical pumping unit is determined by pressure fluctuations of the delivery fluid, wherein the fluctuations are acquired by reference to changes in the magnetic flux in the region of the actuation magnetic field of an electromagnetically actuated fluid valve.09-09-2010
20110058959MUD PUMP CYLINDER ASSEMBLY AND LINER SYSTEM - A fluid section for a reciprocating pump comprises a cylinder assembly including a housing having a central axis, a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a throughbore extending axially between the first end and the second end. In addition, the cylinder assembly includes a liner disposed within the throughbore of the housing. Further, the cylinder assembly includes an end cap coupled to the second end of the housing. Still further, the cylinder assembly includes an annulus radially positioned between the liner and the housing, the annulus being in fluid communication with the throughbore of the liner. Moreover, the fluid section includes a piston slidingly disposed in the throughbore of the liner. The piston is adapted to compress a fluid disposed in a pumping chamber within the liner extending axially through the throughbore of the liner between the piston and the first end of the housing.03-10-2011
20130216399ELASTOMERIC SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND MOTION AMPLIFICATION - A system and method to amplify displacement includes a housing forming a cylindrical chamber having an elastomeric material disposed therein. The chamber being sealed with a first membrane and a second membrane. The first membrane being attached to a first end having and the second membrane being attached to a second end, the first end having a greater diameter than the second end. The method including producing an input displacement with a driver attached to the first membrane, which in turn results in an amplified output displacement at the second end.08-22-2013
20130216400METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING MECHANICAL WAVES - A system for generating a mechanical wave is disclosed. The system comprises a camshaft having plurality of rotatable cams, serially mounted on a shaft along an axis of an elastic tubular shell to form a varying phase angle along the shaft. The system further comprises a plurality of cam followers arranged circumferentially about each cam, such that a rotary motion of the cams generates a linear motion of the cam followers to radially bias in internal wall the shell. The variation of the phase angle is selected to generate a three-dimensional traveling wave along the shell.08-22-2013
20100239434APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR FLUID EVACUATION - The present invention is directed to devices and methods for evacuating fluids from a flexible conduit, particularly to evacuating water from a fire hose. In one aspect, a fluid evacuating apparatus is utilized to evacuate a fluid, such as water, from a flexible conduit, such as, for example, a fire hose. The apparatus may further be utilized to collapse the flexible conduit for storage and/or transport. In exemplary embodiments, a fluid evacuating apparatus may be utilized to evacuate the water from hoses of a wide range of diameters that collapse into a compact form for storage. The apparatus may include a frame with a handle, a mobility mechanism, such as, for example, wheels or rollers, a roller which may evacuate water, and a restraining mechanism which may hold down the hose, such as a roller or rollers.09-23-2010
20100254828Variable Displacement Transmission Pump Control - A system for controlling fluid flow rates in a transmission includes a pump having variable displacement and providing a pressurized fluid source, a regulating valve communicating with the fluid source and a pressure sensor, the pressure sensor producing a variable control signal whose magnitude represents a degree to which fluid flow requirements of the transmission are being provided by the fluid source, and an actuating valve producing a pressure that changes the pump displacement in response to the magnitude of the control pressure.10-07-2010
20120141301METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTING MAINTENANCE NEEDS OF A PUMP BASED AT LEAST PARTLY ON PUMP PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS - A signal processor is provided comprising one or more signal processor modules configured to: compare signaling containing information about historical data related to the performance of a pump; and provide corresponding signaling containing information about predicted maintenance needs of the pump on a real time basis based at least partly on the signaling compared containing information about the historical data related to the performance of the pump. The one or more signal processor modules may be configured to compare over time the hydraulic power generated by the pump and electric power consumed by a motor driving the pump, including tracking a ratio of hydraulic to electric power. The one or more signal processor modules may be configured to predict maintenance needs based on an algorithm that takes into account a trade-off between the cost of power consumed by a motor driving the pump and the cost associated with the pump maintenance in order to substantially minimize the total cost of operating the pump.06-07-2012
20110129359VARIABLE OUTPUT PUMP - An variable output pump is disclosed. The variable output pump having a rotatable first shaft, a first pumping element mounted to the rotatable first shaft, and a coupling mechanism configured to couple the first pumping element to the first shaft for rotation therewith in a first mode, and decouple the first pumping element from the rotatable first shaft in a second mode. A method for varying the output of a fluid pump is also disclosed. The method including rotating a first pumping element and a second pumping element; and preventing rotation of the first pumping element in response to an increase in fluid pressure, while continuing to rotate the second pumping element.06-02-2011
20090246036METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A COMPRESSED AIR UNIT AND A CONTROLLER AND COMPRESSED AIR UNIT FOR APPLYING SUCH A METHOD - Method for controlling a compressed air unit (10-01-2009
20090110563POWER RECOVERY SYSTEM - A power recovery system is used for reducing the total energy consumption in a process such as an industrial treating process or a fluid refining process including the delivery of a fluid under a high pressure. The power recovery system includes a high-pressure pump for pressuring raw water, a reverse osmosis membrane cartridge for treating high-pressure water discharged from the high-pressure pump with a reverse osmosis membrane to produce treated water, a positive-displacement piston pump for pressuring raw water under the pressure of concentrated water which is discharged from the reverse osmosis membrane cartridge without being treated by the reverse osmosis membrane, and a power recovery pump turbine for boosting the pressurized raw water discharged from the positive-displacement piston pump and adding the boosted water to the high-pressure water discharged from the high-pressure pump. The power recovery pump turbine is actuated by pressurized water generated in the power recovery system.04-30-2009
20100296947APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DAMPER LIQUID IN A GAS TURBINE - A fluid distribution system for use in a gas turbine engine includes a fan shaft, a damper, a bearing, and a pump. The damper supports the bearing, and the bearing supports the fan shaft. The pump is connected to and driven by the fan shaft. The pump is also fluidically connected to the damper.11-25-2010
20100296948METHOD OF OPERATING A FLUID WORKING MACHINE - To improve the fluid output flow characteristics (11-25-2010
20100303639Method for Operating a Compressor Device and Associated Compressor Device - A method for operating a compressor device and associated compressor device including a compressor chamber and a cooling chamber adjoining the compressor chamber is provided. The pressure of a cooling medium in the cooling chamber is held above the pressure of a compressor medium in the compressor chamber during operation of the compressor device.12-02-2010
20100310384System and Method for Servicing a Wellbore - A method of servicing a wellbore, comprising establishing a pumping profile having a performance plan, operating a first pump according to a first pumping parameter value, and operating a second pump according to the second pumping parameter value, wherein the second pumping parameter value is selected relative to the first pumping parameter value to improve a conformance of a phase sensitive combined pump effect operational characteristic to the performance plan. A wellbore servicing system, comprising a pump group comprising a plurality of plungers wherein at least some of the plurality of plungers are substantially configured according to an equal phase angle distribution arrangement.12-09-2010
20110110795METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A COMPRESSED AIR UNIT AND COMPRESSED AIR UNIT FOR APPLYING SUCH A METHOD - Method for controlling a compressed air unit which is provided with at least one controllable drain valve (05-12-2011
20110110794SENSORS AND METHODS AND APPARATUS RELATING TO SAME - In one form a capacitive sensor is disclosed for immersion into a fluid, the capacitive sensor having a housing and first and second electrodes with the first electrode being disposed at least partially within the housing and electrically connected to a circuit, the second electrode being electrically connected to the circuit via an electrical connection and physically separated from the housing containing at least a portion of the first electrode so that at least a portion of the electrical connection or second electrode is located above or outside of the fluid to reduce the risk that minerals will form between the electrodes. In another form the electrodes are separated into their own cavities of the sensor housing via a bridging member which separates the electrodes to help reduce the risk of mineral buildup occurring between the electrodes. In other forms, capacitors, capacitive sensors, pump controls and systems utilizing these features are disclosed along with methods and apparatus relating to same. In yet other forms additional sensors such as current sensors, thermal sensors, speed sensors, torque sensors and Hall Effect sensors are disclosed for use alone or in combination with said capacitive sensor for detecting fluid level and/or controlling pumps. In still other forms, apparatus and methods relating to self cleaning pumps are disclosed.05-12-2011
20110008180DOWNHOLE PUMPS WITH SAND SNARE - A downhole pump has a barrel and a plunger which reciprocate with respect to each other. The plunger has a first portion with a first seal, a second portion and a third portion with a second seal. The second portion is intermediate the first and second portions. A balancing chamber is formed between the plunger second portion and the barrel. The balancing chamber communicates with the plunger interior by way of an opening. A sand snare chamber is provided with respect to the opening so as to prevent sand from contacting the seals in the balancing chamber.01-13-2011
20110008179PRESSURE CONTROL - A method and apparatus is disclosed for determining pressure provided by a pump of a topical negative pressure (TNP) system. The method includes the steps of determining a value associated with a measured pressure, determining a difference between the measured pressure value and a predetermined desired value and increasing or decreasing a speed of pumping of the pump responsive the to difference.01-13-2011
20110110793SUCTION STABILIZER FOR PUMP ASSEMBLY - A fluid flow stabilizing method and a pump having a stabilized fluid flow passage where a process fluid contains suspended solid particles and is subject to pressure oscillations. The method comprises positioning an expandable membrane along the lower transverse surface, inflating the membrane with a compressible fluid, and alternatingly expanding and contracting the membrane to dampen the pressure oscillations and inhibit settling of the solid particles at the lower transverse surface. The pump comprises a stabilizer comprising a compressible fluid in an expandable membrane elongated along the lower transverse surface of a manifold in fluid communication with the fluid end. Another method comprises reciprocating a plunger in the pump to pass a slurry through the manifold, and alternatingly expanding and contracting a stabilizer in the manifold.05-12-2011
20110129361COMPRESSOR CAPACITY CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE CAPACITY OF A COMPRESSOR - A compressor capacity control method and a device is provided. The changeover from a loading state regarding the compressor to an unloading state regarding the compressor and vice versa is controlled, whereby, during a time span from a starting time point when the compressor operation state changes into an unloading state to a time point when a loading/unloading operation-cycle is finished and a predetermined time duration has passed after the starting time point, the time cycle control is performed so that the loading state is changed into the unloading state, at a time point when the predetermined time duration has passed. Further, the discharge pressure of the fluid discharged from the compressor is detected so that the loading state is changed into the unloading state in a case where the discharge pressure exceeds a prescribed upper limit pressure.06-02-2011
20110033317VACUUM PUMP - A pump rotor (02-10-2011
20090214358PIEZOELECTRIC FLUID PUMP - A compact, high capacity pump for pumping fluid. A first one-way valve is between an inlet port and the pump's fluid chamber. A second one-way valve is between the pump's fluid chamber and an outlet port. A diaphragm separates a piezoelectric stack from the fluid chamber. A power source provides power to the piezoelectric stack causing it to expand and contract. The expansion and contraction of the piezoelectric stack causes fluid to be pumped from the inlet port to the fluid chamber through the first one-way valve and causes fluid to be pumped from the fluid chamber to the outlet port through the second one-way valve. In one preferred embodiment, both one-way valves are disc valves. In another preferred embodiment both one-way valves are MEMS valves.08-27-2009
20110033316SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE STROKE OF AN AIR-OPERATED DOUBLE DIAPHRAGM PUMP - A system for controlling the stroke of an air-operated double diaphragm pump includes a first control valve and a second control valve disposed in parallel within a drive air outlet conduit. The first flow control valve has a first air flow capacity and the second flow control valve has a second air flow capacity which is less than about 50% of the first air flow capacity.02-10-2011
20110116938METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A HIGH-PRESSURE FUEL PUMP - In a method for controlling a high-pressure fuel pump, which comprises an electrically controllable electromechanical inlet valve (05-19-2011
20110129360WHEEL-MOUNTED AIR COMPRESSOR AND METHODS OF USE - The disclosure is generally directed to a wheel-mounted, centrifugally activated, air compressor that will automatically inflate an inflatable vehicle tire back to the proper pressure level when small under-inflation situations occur (e.g., the occurrence of small-to-medium air leaks in a tire). Moreover, the device can be easily attach or fitted into the design of a steel or aluminum wheel, or fitted into a hubcap without modifying the standard design of the wheel-hub assembly. The wheel-mounted device includes a mounting base, cylinder assemblies, and spring-biased centrifugal arms, and is designed to convert changes in the centrifugal force felt by the centrifugal arms as wheel rotation accelerates or decelerates/stops into varying force exerted on positive-displacement pistons. This in turn actuates positive-displacement pumping action at the cylinder assemblies, each of which can provide a short burst of pressurized air into the charging line connected into the associated tire with each compressive stroke.06-02-2011
20090104043Concrete pump primer - An improved composition for and method of priming a concrete pump line is provided. The flowable composition comprises a solid particulate mixture and water, the particulate mixture being comprised of solvatable polymeric material preferably selected from a group consisting of polyacrylamide, polyacrylate and mixtures thereof; an organic complexing agent preferably of urea; and a buffering agent preferably of citric acid. The invention provides a flowable composition exhibiting improved coating and lubrication to the inner walls of a concrete line as it passes therethrough. The flowable composition mixes quickly with water to form a clear solution, hydrates quickly upon being mixed with water, and provides a composition for use in priming concrete pump lines that does not utilize cement or priming grout slurry.04-23-2009
20130156610PUMP POWER CONSUMPTION ENHANCEMENT - Methods and apparatus for reducing the power consumption of a pump are provided herein. In some embodiments, a pump power consumption reduction system for use in a substrate processing system may include a vacuum chamber having an exhaust port; a valve; a first pump having a pump inlet port coupled to the exhaust port via the valve and a pump exhaust port to couple the first pump to an exhaust handling system; and a second pump coupled to the pump exhaust port to selectively reduce an exhaust pressure of the first pump.06-20-2013
20110097216LUBRICATION SYSTEM FOR SUBSEA COMPRESSOR - A compression apparatus including a motor, a lubricant source, an umbilical, a compressor, a separation device, and a lubricant recycling assembly. The lubricant source provides a lubricant. The umbilical is fluidly connected to the lubricant source. The compressor is operatively connected to the motor, fluidly connected to the umbilical, and includes a compressor lubricant outlet and a compressor lubricant inlet that is fluidly connected to the umbilical. The separation device is fluidly connected to the compressor, and the lubricant source, and a well including a process fluid, wherein the separation device separates the process fluid into a liquid portion and a gaseous portion, and a portion of the lubricant mixes with the process fluid. The lubricant recycling assembly includes a dirty side fluidly connected to the compressor lubricant outlet, a clean side fluidly connected to the compressor lubricant inlet, a lubricant filter, and a lubricant pump.04-28-2011
20090004027Ventilation of an Operating Element - A method of actuating a piston having a first side and a second side includes the steps of generating a counter-ventilation pulse having a duration and amplitude defined to achieve a predetermined operating speed of the piston and a predetermined damping of a final position of a piston, applying an actuating pressure to the first side of the piston, and venting a second side of the piston in a defined manner using the counter-ventilation pulse so as to prevent a buildup of a maximum possible ventilation pressure.01-01-2009
20100054959SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DRIVING A PUMPJACK - Systems and methods for providing a pump driving unit for driving an above ground pump. The pump driving unit utilizes a single prime mover and a drive train for actuating multiple components required to drive the above ground pump. Some implementations of the pump driving unit include phase separation devices, filtering units, and cooling units that may also be actuated by the drive train of the unit. Some implementations of the pump driving unit further include an enclosure and a platform for containing the unit and simplifying on-site installation.03-04-2010
20100054958OIL-FREE AIR COMPRESSOR SYSTEM WITH INLET THROTTLE - The present air compressor system includes at least one piston stage connected to the air inlet of the compressor by an inlet valve and connected to the compressed air outlet of the compressor by an outlet valve; a motor driving the piston stage; and an adjustable throttle connected between the air inlet and the inlet valve. A controller controls the motor and the throttle to substantially close the throttle to unload the piston stage when necessary.03-04-2010
20110103977Control Process for a Piezoelectric Pump of an Electric Household Appliance and an Electric Household Appliance Employing Such a Process - Control process for a piezoelectric pump (05-05-2011
20110070099RADIAL BEARINGS FOR DEEP WELL SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS - A bearing assembly for use in a deepwell submersible pump, the pump and a method of pumping a geothermal fluid. The bearing assembly is constructed to include a lubricant conveying mechanism, a bearing sleeve and a multilayer bushing. The lubricant is forced between the bushing and a bearing sleeve by the lubricant conveying mechanism that cooperates with the rotation of a shaft used to connect a power-providing motor with one or more pump impellers. In this way, there exists a substantially continuous lubricant environment between the sleeve and bushing to act in a hydrodynamic fashion.03-24-2011
20110070100CRANKCASE HEATER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VARIABLE SPEED COMPRESSORS - A system includes a compressor having a shell housing a compression mechanism driven by an electric motor in an on state and not driven by the electric motor in an off state. The system also includes a variable frequency drive that drives the electric motor in the on state by varying a frequency of a voltage delivered to the electric motor and that supplies electric current to a stator of the electric motor in the off state to heat the compressor.03-24-2011
20110070103Device and Method for Pumping a Cryogenic Fluid - The invention relates to a device for pumping a cryogenic fluid, consisting of a tank for storing a cryogenic fluid containing cryogenic liquid, a cryogenic pump having an inlet pressure loss, and a suction line connecting the tank to the pump, said pumping device including a system for controlling the pressure in the tank for selectively maintaining said pressure at least equal to the saturation pressure of the stored cryogenic fluid plus the inlet pressure loss of the cryogenic pump and optionally plus the value of the pressure losses owing to the pipes forming the suction line connecting the tank to the pump. The invention is characterized in that the pressure-control system includes a duct connecting a high-pressure outlet of the pump to the tank for selectively returning the pumped cold fluid to the tank, said duct including an expansion valve for returning cold gas to the tank.03-24-2011
20110070102Compressor System and Method for the Operation of a Compressor System - A compressor system includes a compressor for supplying compressed air to a commercial vehicle that has an engine with a turbocharger. Air that is pre-compressed by the turbocharger can be sucked in by the compressor via a first air supply pipe. Ambient air that is not pre-compressed can be sucked in by the compressor via a second air supply pipe. A method operates the compressor system including the compressor for supplying the compressed air to the commercial vehicle that has the engine with the turbocharger accordingly.03-24-2011
20110044825TUBE PUMP, LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF DRIVING TUBE PUMP - A tube pump comprising a flexible tube, a pressing member capable of generating a negative pressure in the tube by sequentially pressing the tube from as the pressing member moves from an upstream portion of the tube to a downstream portion of the tube during a pump operating process, a rotating member which includes a cam surface which the pressing member comes in sliding contact with when the pressing member moves between a pump operating position where a negative pressure is generated in the upstream portion of the tube and a pump non-operating position where the negative pressure is not generated, and a rack member including a plurality of teeth, wherein the pressing member is provided with a pinion member capable of continuously engaging with the a flexible portion of the rack member when the pressing member rotatably moves between the pump non-operating position and the pump operating position.02-24-2011
20110044824INDUCED SYMBIOTIC OSMOSIS [ISO] FOR SALINITY POWER GENERATION - A method and apparatus for renewable power generation utilizes the chemical potential dissimilarity between solutions of differing ionic formulations. A train is formed by a sequentially ordered set of a plurality of cells in which each successive cell is related to the preceding cell. Each cell has pumping means and hydro-power generation turbine means to form a closed hydraulic loop configured for specified volumetric and flow capacity. Adjacent cells share semipermeable membranes. Each cell is charged with a brine of specified ionizable inorganic salt quantity and type with the brine being cycled in a controlled concentration-pressure loop, with each of the cells operating at progressively increasing concentration and osmotic pressure ratio. A continuous and constant flow rate of substantially salt-free permeate flux is maintained across each cell, the flux being osmotically induced from low salt concentration water being fed at the first cell in the train and exiting at the last cell along with the discarded high concentration water brine. The salt-free permeate flux is continuously induced, in symbiotic mode, through the shared membranes, driven by the chemical influence of concentration potential field bounded by water of low to no salt concentration on one end of the train and by brine of high salt concentration on the other end of the train with sufficient concentration difference to provide driving force for said plurality of cells, while maintaining adequate concentration difference between adjacent cells to enhance osmosis function, as well as defining a concentration ratio within each cell to ensure a net positive power generation.02-24-2011
20110255997HYDRAULIC GRAVITY RAMP PUMP - A piston type pumping apparatus comprises a vertically oriented cylinder having a top and a bottom with a first aperture. There are first and second passageways for liquid in the cylinder at the top and bottom respectively thereof. A piston is reciprocatingly mounted within the cylinder and has an area against which pressurized fluid acts in the direction of movement of the piston. A hollow piston rod is connected to the piston and extends below the piston and slidably through the first aperture. There is a reload chamber below the cylinder. The piston rod extends slidably into the reload chamber and has a third passageway for liquid communicating thereto. A first one-way valve is located in the third passageway. There is also a fourth passageway that extends from the reload chamber to a source of liquid to be pumped and a second one-way valve therein.10-20-2011
20100310385Artificial Lift Mechanisms - The invention relates to electric linear motors and gas springs in reciprocating pumps for oil wells. By the use of this invention a simple, silent, compact and adaptable mechanism can be constructed to drive a wide range of such pumps. The mechanism will sense a variety of pumping conditions and react automatically thereto.12-09-2010
20100303638METHOD OF OPERATING A FLUID WORKING MACHINE - When the fluid flow output of a synthetically commutated hydraulic pump is adapted to a given fluid flow demand, pulsations in the fluid output flow of the synthetically commutated hydraulic pump can occur. To avoid such pressure pulsations, it is suggested, to use a set of pre-calculated actuation patterns for actuating the electrically commutated valves of the synthetically commutated hydraulic pump.12-02-2010
20110211974Curved pliant film valves - Disclosed is a one-way valve and sealing assemblage wherein an affixed curved pliant film device, a compressible spring, and a reciprocal curved channel surface automatically work cooperatively to permit forward material flow above a predetermined fluid pressure threshold yet check reverse material backflow at any pressure.09-01-2011
20110211975METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF A PUMP BASED ON FILTER INFORMATION IN A FILTER INFORMATION TAG - The disclosure describes systems and methods relating generally to filtration. Even more particularly, this disclosure relates to controlling the operation of a pump using filter information. A removable filter can include an electronically readable tag storing filter information. The filter information can be read by a tag reader and rules applied to the filter information to determine whether or how to operate a pump.09-01-2011
20100054960PULSATION GENERATING MECHANISM, CONNECTING FLOW CHANNEL TUBE, AND FLUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A fluid ejecting apparatus having a fluid chamber, an inlet flow channel, and a nozzle configured to eject fluid supplied from the inlet flow channel to the fluid chamber from the nozzle in a pulsed manner by changing the volume of the fluid chamber includes: a diaphragm; a wall surface provided so as to oppose the diaphragm; a spacer being provided between the diaphragm and the wall surface and having a cylindrical through hole; a piezoelectric element configured to displace the diaphragm; and a connecting flow channel tube communicated with the fluid chamber, wherein the nozzle is provided at an end of the connecting flow channel tube opposite to the fluid chamber, the fluid chamber is defined by the diaphragm, the wall surface, and an inner surface of the through hole of the spacer, and the inlet flow channel is defined by a groove provided on the wall surface and the spacer and is communicated with the fluid chamber.03-04-2010
20090317267HYDRAULIC INTENSIFIERS - A hydraulic intensifier with a piston and cylinder assembly (12-24-2009
20090317266DIGITAL HYDRAULIC PUMP/MOTOR TORQUE MODULATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS - The present invention provides a hydraulic pump for use in driving a load with a control modulation system which modulates a primary control signal in order to accommodate variations in secondary changeable parameters which require control at a higher frequency or have a lower latency.12-24-2009
20090317265METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROTECTION OF COMPRESSOR MODULES AGAINST INFLUX OF CONTAMINATED GAS - A method for protection of compressor modules against undesirable influx of contaminated gas, comprising a pressure housing (12-24-2009
20090317263Oil Pump Used in a Linear Compressor - The present invention discloses an oil supply apparatus of a linear compressor. In the linear compressor including a main body frame, a cylinder installed on the main body frame, and a piston installed inside the cylinder, for performing linear reciprocation, the oil supply apparatus circulates the oil between the cylinder and the piston. The oil supply apparatus of the linear compressor includes an oil supply passage for supplying the oil to a gap between the cylinder and the piston, and an oil pumping means consisting of an oil cylinder fixed to the main body frame to communicate with the oil supply passage, a mass member installed in the oil cylinder and linearly reciprocated by vibration of the main body frame, for pumping the oil, and oil elastic members installed in the oil cylinder, for elastically supporting the mass member at both sides of the mass member. A mass of the mass member and elastic moduli of the oil elastic members are set so that a natural frequency by the mass of the mass member and the elastic moduli of the oil elastic members can be smaller than an operating frequency of the main body frame.12-24-2009
20090317268FINGER-TYPE PERISTALTIC PUMP COMPRISING A RIBBED ANVIL - The present invention discloses a finer-type peristaltic infusion pump comprising a ribbed anvil. More specifically, a finger-type peristaltic pump, comprising a plurality of pressing-fingers, infusion-tube, and a passive interfacing mechanism is disclosed. The passive interfacing mechanism comprises of means for accommodating said flexible infusion tube and mounting the tube in a location suitable for the pressing-fingers to apply an approximated perpendicular force on said tube to squeeze it; a ribbed anvil rigidly supporting the tube on opposite side to the pressing fingers when it is pressed by said finger; said anvil comprising a plurality of ribs selected from one or more ribs of a group including a plurality of ribs oriented to face said fingers' tip, a plurality of ribs located in between said fingers, or any combination thereof.12-24-2009
20090317264ESP MOTOR WINDINGS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS - An electric submersible pump device, comprising: an electric motor having motor windings; a pump coupled with the motor; and high temperature polymeric insulation surrounding at least a portion of the motor windings, the high temperature polymeric insulation comprising HN polyimide film and a high temperature fluoropolymer adhesive coating at least one side of the HN polyimide film.12-24-2009
20110150669Non-Propeller Fan - A fan that moves a fluid that includes a flexible membrane with a length defining a long axis that includes at least two supported ends, a support structure that supports the supported ends of the flexible membrane 06-23-2011
20110255995AIR COMPRESSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION - Air compressor systems, upgrade kits, computer readable medium, and methods for controlling an air compressor for improved performance. The methods may include receiving a working air requirement; determining an estimated air pressure of the air compressor to deliver the working air requirement; measuring a pressure of the air compressor; comparing the measured pressure with the calculated estimated air pressure; if the measured pressure of the air compressor is greater than the determined estimated air pressure by a predetermined greater amount, then decreasing an output control of the air compressor; and if the measured pressure of the air compressor is less than the calculated estimated air pressure by a predetermined lesser amount then increasing the output control of the air compressor. The air compressor may be controlled based on a measured pressure of delivered working air. An oil control system may shut off oil to parts of the air compressor.10-20-2011
20080310969DUAL CHAMBER MIXING PUMP - A dual chamber mixing pump design is disclosed which allows two different sources of fluid to be combined into one mixed product fluid. The pump is divided into two chambers, the proximal chamber and the distal chamber. The chambers are defined in part by a piston having proximal and distal ends and recessed sections. The pump utilizes one common driving mechanism to axially rotate and laterally reciprocate the piston to provide continuous pumping of fluids with reduced pulsations. Each fluid enters through its own pump inlet and outlet. For mixing applications, the outlets are joined together. The flow volume per stroke of each chamber is determined by the lateral stroke of the entire piston assembly and also by the annular areas of the proximal and distal ends of the piston. The flow volume per stroke may be altered by varying the piston and shaft diameters for each chamber. This allows mixing of two fluids in any ratio or proportion desired. Alternating pulses of the two chambers provide a stream which has small segments of alternating fluid from each inlet. Such segmented streams can become more thoroughly mixed through normal flow characteristics of the downstream flow path, providing more effective mixing.12-18-2008
20090022602METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESISTING DISABLING FOULING OF COMPRESSORS IN MULTISTAGE COMPRESSION SYSTEMS - A method of operating a multistage gas compressor system including providing a plurality of compressor stages connected in series, receiving a gas flow having contaminants within a gas passage, and supplying solvent to the gas passage at or upstream of a compressor in a compressor stage of the plurality of compressor stages to entrap or dissolve the contaminants in the gas flow. The method includes resisting disabling fouling of the compressor in the compressor stage from any contaminants entrapped or dissolved in the solvent, for example, by controlling a discharge temperature of the compressor, and/or using a type of compressor that is not susceptible to being disabled by fouling in at least the first stage. The discharge temperature can be controlled by providing the compressor with a pressure ratio selected to provide a desired discharge temperature.01-22-2009
20110255996INVERTED FLUID DISPENSING PUMP AND DISPENSING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF USING AN INVERTED PUMP - A valve system for controlling a flow of a fluid is provided that includes a port including a valve seat, and a ball adapted to cooperate with the valve seat to seal the port. The valve system also includes an arrangement for magnetically positioning the ball on the valve seat. A method for operating a pump is provided that includes releasing a piston causing the piston to return to an unactuated position to increase the interior volume forcing fluid in a reservoir to move into the piston body through a port due to a pressure differential between the interior volume and the reservoir. The method also includes sealing the port with a ball after the piston returns to an unactuated position and the pressure differential falls below a threshold by magnetically attracting the ball to a valve seat of the port.10-20-2011
20110255994AIR COMPRESSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION - Air compressor systems, upgrade kits, computer readable medium, and methods for controlling an air compressor for improved performance. The methods may include receiving a working air requirement; determining an estimated air pressure of the air compressor to deliver the working air requirement; measuring a pressure of the air compressor; comparing the measured pressure with the calculated estimated air pressure; if the measured pressure of the air compressor is greater than the determined estimated air pressure by a predetermined greater amount, then decreasing an output control of the air compressor; and if the measured pressure of the air compressor is less than the calculated estimated air pressure by a predetermined lesser amount then increasing the output control of the air compressor. The air compressor may be controlled based on a measured pressure of delivered working air. An oil control system may shut off oil to parts of the air compressor.10-20-2011
20080267786Subsea power fluid recovery systems - Systems and methods for recovering power fluid used to power a device under water and for pumping the recovered power fluid to a fluid container above a surface of the water, the method in certain aspects including: flowing fluid from a subsurface apparatus to a subsurface recovery system, the fluid initially provided to the subsurface apparatus to power the subsurface apparatus; and the subsurface recovery system including a pump system for selectively pumping recovered power fluid to a fluid container above a surface of the water, the pump system having at least one pump and, in some aspects, a first pump, a second pump, and a valve system; the valve system controlling the first pump and the second pump to allow only one pump of the first pump and the second pump to pump recovered power fluid to the fluid container above the surface of the water; and pumping recovered power fluid to the fluid container with only one pump at a time. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure and is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 C.F.R. 1.72(b).10-30-2008
20080267787DEVICES AND METHODS FOR USE IN ASSESSING A FLOW CONDITION OF A FLUID - A device for use in assessing a flow condition of a fluid, or a fluid in a flow path, is provided. The device comprises at least one electrochemical cell, comprising a working electrode and at least one other electrode, sufficient for communication with the fluid, or sufficient for communication with a flow path, such that when sufficient fluid is in the flow path, the cell is in communication with the fluid. The fluid comprises a component sufficient to affect a mass-transport limited electrochemical reaction at the working electrode. The device also comprises at least one microcontroller operably connected to the at least one electrochemical cell for providing a potential or a current to the working electrode and for assessing the electrochemical reaction. A method of assessing a flow condition of a fluid, or a fluid in a flow path, is also provided. The device and the method of the present invention may be used in connection with the delivery of a fluid-borne or fluidized drug or medicament to a subject.10-30-2008
20080219858Washer Fluid Pump for a Window Cleaning System of a Motor Vehicle - In the case of a washer fluid pump (09-11-2008
20110164990MULTI-STAGE COMPRESSOR - A multi-stage compressor (07-07-2011
20080206067High Pressure Pump Control - A feedback control loop for a high pressure pump modifies the accumulator velocity and pressure during solvent transfer. The accumulator velocity is adjusted to maintain the system pressure equal to the expected pressure to thereby eliminate the effect of the flow deficit created by a thermal effect.08-28-2008
20110020144VARIABLE-VOLUME HEAD - Disclosed is a device that includes a natural-gas compression system having a natural-gas powered combustion engine, a compression cylinder configured to receive natural gas and output compressed natural gas, a piston disposed in the compression cylinder and configured to translate through the compression cylinder in response to mechanical power received from the natural-gas powered combustion engine, and a variable-volume head mounted to the compression cylinder and configured to vary a compressed volume of the compression cylinder. In some instances, the variable-volume head includes a head body, an adjustment screw rotatably coupled to the head body, a plug moveable in threaded engagement with the adjustment screw, and an anti-rotation device coupled to the plug, the head body, or both. The anti-rotation device may be configured to impede the plug from rotating relative to the head body as the adjustment screw rotates.01-27-2011
20110020142Method of pumping gas - A vacuum pumping arrangement is described for pumping a gas stream containing hydrogen or other hydrogen-containing gas. The arrangement comprises a pumping mechanism for receiving the gas stream and exhausting a pumped gas stream at a sub-atmospheric pressure, and, downstream from the pumping mechanism, an ionic conducting membrane having one side exposed to the pumped gas stream and another side exposed to oxygen or other source of oxygen. In one example, the membrane is permeable to hydrogen, which permeates across the membrane to react with oxygen adsorbed on the other surface of the membrane. In another example, the membrane is permeable to oxygen anions, which permeate across the membrane to react with hydrogen within the gas stream.01-27-2011
20110027105OIL PUMP FOR AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL METHOD THERETO - A transmission oil pump for an automatic transmission of a motor vehicle. The speed of the oil pump can be shifted by a transmission (02-03-2011
20100329891COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM UTILIZING TWO-PHASE FLOW TO FACILITATE HEAT EXCHANGE - A compressed-air energy storage system according to embodiments of the present invention comprises a reversible mechanism to compress and expand air, one or more compressed air storage tanks, a control system, one or more heat exchangers, and, in certain embodiments of the invention, a motor-generator. The reversible air compressor-expander uses mechanical power to compress air (when it is acting as a compressor) and converts the energy stored in compressed air to mechanical power (when it is acting as an expander). In certain embodiments, the compressor-expander comprises one or more stages, each stage consisting of pressure vessel (the “pressure cell”) partially filled with water or other liquid. In some embodiments, the pressure vessel communicates with one or more cylinder devices to exchange air and liquid with the cylinder chamber(s) thereof. Suitable valving allows air to enter and leave the pressure cell and cylinder device, if present, under electronic control.12-30-2010
20100329893External Oil Expansion Chamber for Seabed Boosting ESP Equipment - An expansion chamber to serve ESP equipment installed on the seabed located in either a caisson or a conduit on a skid. The expansion chamber provides an external reservoir for expansion and contraction of motor oil in the ESP equipment. During operation of an ESP, the heat generated in the motor raises the temperature of the motor oil, causing it to expand. The expansion chamber is connected to the ESP equipment via oil lines that allow oil to expand into the expansion chamber when the temperature of the motor oil increases. The expansion chamber has a movable barrier therein that defines primary and secondary chamber. Oil communicates with the primary chamber. Formation fluid within the conduit surrounding the motor communicates with the secondary chamber.12-30-2010
20100329890REACTOR COOLANT PUMP MOTOR LOAD-BEARING ASSEMBLY CONFIGURATION - A method of upgrading a 1,500 rpm reactor coolant pump motor having a vertically oriented rotor shaft supported by a lower guide bearing disposed in an oil reservoir. The method includes removing a lower guide bearing support to enhance circulation of the oil to facilitate cooling of the oil and operating the reactor coolant pump motor at 1,500 rpm without the lower guide bearing support or the oil baffle or flinger ring attached to the lower guide bearing support. The method further includes thickening a keeper to support the guide bearing.12-30-2010
20100329892Hydraulic drive and control system for pumps - A pumping system is provided which is a mobile, vehicle-mounted pumping system, such as for water or fuels, which mounts on a vehicle and may be used for various applications. The pumping system operates a drive system and control system for liquid pumps almost exclusively by hydraulic fluid pressure.12-30-2010
20100329894SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF DEVICES INTERNAL TO A HERMETIC COMPRESSOR - A system is provided for transmitting control signals to the internal devices of a compressor. The compressor includes a housing, a hermetic power terminal and a motor for powering the compressor. The system includes a frequency converter that is located external to the compressor housing and a frequency decoder that is positioned inside the compressor housing. The frequency converter can convert a control signal from a controller to a high frequency signal. The frequency decoder decodes and converts the high frequency signal to a control signal for an internal device of the compressor. An AC input power source provides electrical power to the motor, and power transmission lines connect the AC input power source to the hermetic power terminal. The frequency converter is electrically coupled to the frequency decoder by two power transmission lines.12-30-2010
20110255993PRECOMPRESSION EFFECT IN PUMP BODY - The current application discloses various embodiments where a pre-compressive force is applied to a defined zone of the fluid end of a pump so as to extend the operational life of the fluid end by reducing stress and fatigue level at the defined zone of the fluid end. In one embodiment, the defined zone comprises one or more recesses near the piston bore of the fluid end. In another embodiment, the defined zone comprises one or more recesses near the inlet bore of the fluid end.10-20-2011
20110052422METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF A COMPRESSOR - In a method for controlling the operation of a compressor, the compressor is switched off by a controller in order to prevent thermal damage if an estimated temperature value calculated by the controller exceeds an upper threshold value. The controller calculates a cooling function as a state variable utilizing the estimated temperature value, the cooling function representing the chronological course of the cooling of the compressor. The controller determines the cooling function based on at least one first and one second estimated temperature value which are associated with points of the compressor that are at spatial distances to each other. The calculation of the cooling function is based on a temperature difference between the first and second estimated temperature values.03-03-2011
20110052421METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE CONDENSER COOLING WATER OF A STEAM-JET VACUUM PUMP - The invention relates to method and a device for controlling condenser cooling water of a steam-jet vacuum pump in non-barometric installation; wherein an outer measuring pot constructed as communicating container provides the target value for a speed-controlled pump by means of measuring sensors.03-03-2011
20110052420LIQUID-CONDUCTING PUMP WITH DC MOTOR AND POWER SUPPLY WITH CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL - A pump for conveying liquids, in particular water, has a direct-current motor and a power supply unit for rectifying and/or converting an AC voltage or DC voltage which is applied to the power supply unit. The power supply unit has a closed control loop for controlling a controlled variable of the pump.03-03-2011
20110052419Method for Regenerating a Compressed Air Supply Device, Control Unit and Compressed Air Supply Device - To regenerate a compressed air supply device of a commercial vehicle, a first compressed air circuit is supplied with compressed air until reaches a predetermined target pressure value; then a second compressed air circuit is supplied. Between these steps, the method: (1) regenerates an air dryer when the pressure in the first compressed air circuit has reached the target pressure value, and when a moisture value of the air dryer exceeds a predetermined target moisture value; (2) terminates the regeneration when the pressure has dropped to a predetermined limit pressure value or the moisture value of the air dryer has reached or dropped below the target moisture value; (3) supplies the first compressed air circuit until it has reached the predetermined target pressure value; and (4) repeats the preceding intermediate steps when the moisture value is greater than the target moisture value.03-03-2011
20110052418SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A WATER COOLING PUMP - A method and a system are provided for a deep well pump system having a high volume lift of hot or very hot fluids. In an embodiment, a high volume high temperature deep well pumping system uses an external source of cooling fluid to keep one or more vulnerable pumping apparatus components at an acceptable operating temperature. In an embodiment, the cooling fluid, after cooling the component(s), is released into the production fluid flow stream from the pump and both fluids are lifted back up to the surface. In an embodiment, a return tubing, line, or pipe can bring the cooling water back to the surface or other location with or without mixing it with the production fluid.03-03-2011
20110052417METHOD OF DRIVING A WELL PUMP - Production liquid from a well is pumped to the surface by a hydraulically driven reciprocating piston pump. The pump is driven in a drive stroke by a flow of hydraulic fluid supplied through a single tubing line applied to a drive side of a drive piston and in a return stroke by the weight of the production liquid heavier than the hydraulic fluid applied to the return side of the drive piston. The production liquid is pumped though the well casing. A control valve causes application of pressure in the hydraulic fluid for the drive stroke and release for the return stroke. The pump body includes a first duct communicating between the tubing and the bottom drive side of the drive piston and a second duct communicating between the well casing and the top drive return of the drive piston.03-03-2011
20100322785Compressor Unit - A compressor unit including a compressor is provided. The compressor unit includes a suction line and a discharge line, a control unit which controls the compressor and/or adjacent modules. A method to operate a compressor unit is also provided. To avoid any damage caused by non-gaseous fluid amount at least one detection device is disposed in the suction line to identify non-gaseous fluid amounts in the fluid to be compressed before entering the compressor. The detection device is connected to the control unit in a signal transmitting manner.12-23-2010
20100322784SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEM - A variety of arrangements and methods relating to a solar water heating system are described. Various implementations involve a relatively lightweight, affordable, low-pressure solar water heating system that is easier to ship and assemble and that is resistant to overheating and freezing damage. In one aspect of the invention, a solar water heating system includes a solar collector panel, a piping system and an improved, self-regulating expansion reservoir. Some designs involve automatic filtration, push fittings, a method for regulating power from a photovoltaic panel, UV resistant polymer components and/or other features. In a particular embodiment of the invention, multiple pumps, a heat exchanger and a controller for a solar water heating system are integrated into a single, compact module.12-23-2010
20100172766VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT PISTON MACHINE WITH A SENSOR - The invention provides a variable displacement axial piston machine comprising a cylinder block with at least one main cylinder and main piston, a swash plate, a plunger arrangement with a plunger and auxiliary cylinder, and a sensor. The swash plate is arranged to effect movement of the main piston in the main cylinder upon rotation of the swash plate relative to the cylinder arrangement, the plunger being arranged to tilt the swash plate relative to the cylinder arrangement and thereby to control a stroke of the main cylinder In the main piston. To provide a simple and reliable measurement of displacement of the main piston in the main cylinder, the invention provides a sensor element which is fixed in the auxiliary cylinder and which is adapted to sense movement of the plunger therein.07-08-2010
20110097217RELOCATABLE SUCKER ROD PUMP ASSEMBLY - A downhole pumping assembly has a tubing string with plural barrels which are arranged in-line with the tubing. The tubing string has a seating location adjacent to each barrel. A standing valve arrangement, which includes a standing valve and a seating device, is located with the standing valve adjacent to the lower end of one of the barrels. A plunger has a traveling valve that is located for reciprocation within the one barrel. The plunger has a clearance with each of the barrels so as to form a fluid seal. The plunger reciprocates inside the barrel so as to lift fluid to the surface. Over time, the barrel will exhibit wear. Instead of pulling the entire tubing string to replace the barrel, the standing valve and the plunger are relocated to one of the other barrels located in the tubing string and reciprocation is resumed to resume pumping.04-28-2011
20100215512METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMPRESSOR ARRANGEMENT, AND A COMPRESSOR ARRANGEMENT - A method is provided for operating a compressor arrangement, particularly a pipeline compressor station, wherein the compressor arrangement has a turbine and a compressor in a torque-transferring connection. Previous systems work over long periods with poor efficiency when the turbine is working under a partial load. A solution is provided which includes an electrodynamic machine having a torque-transferring connection to the compressor, wherein the turbine has a maximum efficiency at a specific output, and when the compressor output is below the specific output, the electrodynamic machine is operated as a generator, and when the compressor output is above the specific output, the electrodynamic machine is operated as a motor.08-26-2010
20100215513VACUUM PUMPING SYSTEM, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF TRANSFERRING SUBSTRATE USING THE SAME - An apparatus includes a transfer unit under an atmospheric condition and having a robot therein; and at least one process chamber connected to one side of the transfer unit with a slot valve there between, and being alternately under a vacuum condition and under an atmospheric condition.08-26-2010
20100158705DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING THE KINETIC ENERGY OF A NATURALLY MOVING FLUID - The invention relates to a device (06-24-2010
20100158704COMPLIANT-SEAL CHECK VALVE - A check valve includes a valve seat and a compliant member that moves to seal the check valve by contacting the valve seat. A method for priming a chromatography solvent pump includes providing the check valve in fluid communication with an outlet of the pump, drawing fluid into the pump from a fluid source, and expelling the fluid from the pump through the valve, thus wetting the check valve. Another method for priming a chromatography solvent pump includes providing the check valve in fluid communication with an inlet of the pump, drawing fluid through the valve into the pump, and expelling the fluid from the pump.06-24-2010
20100068073CONTROLLER FOR A MOTOR AND A METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MOTOR - A method of controlling a motor operating a pumping apparatus of a fluid-pumping application. The pumping apparatus includes a pump having an inlet to receive a fluid and an outlet to exhaust the fluid, and the motor coupled to the pump to operate the pump. The method includes the acts of controlling the motor to operate the pump and monitoring the operation of the pump. The monitoring act includes monitoring a power of the motor, and determining whether the monitored power indicates an undesired flow of fluid through the pump. The method further includes the act of controlling the motor to cease operation of the pump when the determination indicates an undesired flow of fluid through the pump and zero or more other conditions exist.03-18-2010
20120207622CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF COMPRESSOR - A control device of a compressor includes a valve control unit configured to control an anti-surge valve that returns fluid in a discharge side of the compressor to a suction side of the compressor in accordance with a control parameter, a simulation unit configured to simulate operational status of the compressor in a plant in accordance with a plant model and the control parameter of the plant to which the compressor is installed, and a control parameter adjusting unit configured to adjust the control parameter in accordance with a result of the simulation.08-16-2012
20120121441LOW RESTRICTION RESONATOR WITH ADJUSTABLE FREQUENCY CHARACTERISTICS FOR USE IN COMPRESSOR NEBULIZER SYSTEMS - A compressor system and a method of reducing noise in the compressor system. The compressor system includes an inlet port configured to receive gas, an outlet port configured to output compressed gas, and a compressor pump connected to the inlet port via a pneumatic line and to the outlet port. The compressor pump is configured to pressurize gas input through the inlet port and to output a compressed gas through the outlet port. The compressor pump generates noise during operation of the compressor pump. The compressor system further comprises a side- branch resonator having a housing forming a cavity and an elongated member connected to the housing. The elongated member is pneumatically connected to the pneumatic line between the inlet port and the compressor pump. The side-branch resonator is configured to substantially reduce noise generated by the compressor pump, to monitor an operation of the compressor pump, or both.05-17-2012
20090175734Power Steering Pump Flow Control - An apparatus for preventing noise from occurring due to cavitation in a power steering pump during low temperature start-up includes the addition of a multi-passage orifice element for adding wetted surface resistance to high viscous fluid flow downstream from a single passage outlet orifice element of a fluid flow control device and upstream of an associated steering gear or steering assist valve.07-09-2009
20110189030FLUID PUMP - The present invention relates to the oil pump, and can be used with a standard pump jack. The pump can be used to withdraw any type of fluid, including water for example. Certain aspects of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for efficiently converting the up and down motion of the pump jack into a reliable vacuum source which can reliably pull unrefined/crude oil from the first depth to the second depth.08-04-2011
20110189029HYDRAULIC FLUID CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A DIAPHRAGM PUMP - A hydraulic fluid control system for a hydraulic diaphragm pump including at least one hydraulic diaphragm containing a process fluid surrounded by at least one hydraulic fluid chamber containing a hydraulic fluid is provided. The system includes a differential pressure sensor operable to detect and measure a pressure difference between the process fluid contained in the at least one hydraulic diaphragm and the hydraulic fluid contained in the at least one hydraulic fluid chamber; a hydraulic fluid reservoir containing hydraulic fluid; and a hydraulic fluid pump fluidly connected to the hydraulic fluid reservoir and the at least one hydraulic fluid chamber, and operable to provide a volume of hydraulic fluid to the at least one hydraulic fluid chamber in response to the pressure difference measured by the differential pressure sensor. The system is optionally operable to withdraw a volume of hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic fluid chamber.08-04-2011
20110189028PRESSURE PULSE INTERACTION MANAGEMENT IN A MULTIPLE PUMP SYSTEM - Methods which include operating a plurality of pumps fluidly coupled to a common fluid line, and modulating a pumping speed of at least one of the pumps to reduce an amplitude of a pressure fluctuation in the common fluid line, where the modulating comprises maintaining an average aggregate pumping rate of the plurality of pumps.08-04-2011
20100021315METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE CAPACITY OF A PERISTALTIC PUMP AND PERISTALTIC PUMP - A method for controlling the flow rate of a peristaltic pump includes compressing a flexible tube, forming at least one occlusion region that moves cyclically downstream from the upstream end of the pump, and compressing the tube in the direction of a counter surface to form an occlusion. A peristaltic pump can be used to carry out the method so as to suppress reverse flow without altering the speed of the motor. The occlusion in the most downstream part of the pump remain in the occluding position for a longer portion of the cycle than occlusion in a more upstream part of the pump, preferably for longer than the compression in the most upstream part of the pump.01-28-2010
20100021314METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING THE PERFORMANCE OF A COMPRESSOR - A method of monitoring the operation of a compressor includes sensing a parameter on a housing of the compressor from a device placed on the housing, generating a representative sensor signal in response to the sensed parameter, transmitting from the device a data signal related to the representative sensor signal, and receiving the data signal at a location remote from the housing. Other methods and an apparatus for monitoring the compressor are further disclosed.01-28-2010
20110217185System and Method For Reducing Compressor Noise - A noise reduced compressor has a body, an energy dissipation element, and a structural element configured to retain the energy dissipation element relative to the body. A noise reducer for an HVAC system compressor has an energy dissipation element and a structural element connected to the energy dissipation element. A method of reducing compressor noise includes disposing an energy dissipation element between a body of the compressor and a structural element and compressing the energy dissipation element against between the body of the compressor using the structural element.09-08-2011
20130195681METHOD FOR OBTAINING A FULL RANGE OF LIFT SPEEDS USING A SINGLE INPUT - A method for operating a work attachment of a work machine with a single input is disclosed. In one step of the method, an indication is received that operation of a work circuit in a hydraulic system is to be activated. Upon this indication, the hydraulic system may be placed in a work circuit primary mode in which a pump is placed in fluid communication with the work circuit. The method also includes receiving a lifting lever position and correlating the lifting lever position to a required lifting speed. The method further includes automatically controlling at least two of an engine speed, a pump displacement, and a lifting control valve to satisfy the required lifting speed. Additionally, the operation of the engine speed, pump displacement and lifting control valve may be sequentially staged in pre-defined zones of operation.08-01-2013
20130195683Pre-Charging Pump Chamber By Preemptively Opening A Valve - A reciprocating pump with chamber-charging mechanism is provided. In an example diaphragm pump, a discharge valve can be opened by the pressure of fluid leaving the pump and can also be opened by an intermittent mechanical linkage actuated by the reciprocating member powering the pump. The discharge valve is mechanically opened to allow pressure backflow into the pumping chamber, thereby charging compressible fluid mixtures and gases with an increase in pressure. The increased pressure enables the compressible fluids to open the discharge valve on the next compression stroke and exit the pump. In an implementation, the discharge valve is pushed open by the reciprocating power source in a configuration that seals the valve mechanism from well fluid. In another implementation, the discharge valve is pulled open to pre-charge the pumping chamber.08-01-2013
20120034105Linear peristaltic pump - An improved technique for delivering a fluid to an outlet from a storage container takes the form of a linear peristaltic pump which enables the use of two elements: a single bearing and a valve. The single bearing provides enough pressure to a flexible tube in which the fluid moves to close the tube off at a single location. The valve controls the fluid flow out of the flexible tube at the egress point in conjunction with the bearing and is attached to the flexible tube at a single location. In this manner, when the bearing is engaged with the flexible tube, the bearing divides the flexible tube into two subvolumes, one of which contains fluid to be moved toward the egress point at the far end of the flexible tube and the other creating suction for intake of fluid immediately behind the bearing. A bearing controller moves the bearing along the surface of the flexible tube when so engaged; in doing so, the bearing moves the fluid.02-09-2012
20120148419Pump Control and Method - A pump control (06-14-2012
20110150668Pump with crossing lines - The invention relates to a roller pump consisting of a stator with a pump bed formed therein and a rotor for acting on a hose inserted into the pump bed in arcuate form. In accordance with the invention, the ends of the tube guided out of the pump bed cross.06-23-2011
20100189573ROTARY PRESSURE PRODUCTION TURBINE - A rotary pressure production turbine for pressurizing a hydraulic fluid is disclosed comprising a plurality of piston assemblies. Each piston assembly comprises a hollow needle piston shaft having through which hydraulic fluid is moved from a low pressure volume to a high pressure volume as the piston shaft moves in a first direction. A rotary actuator actuates each piston shaft. From the high pressure volume, hydraulic fluid is moved to a common high pressure header and delivered to an aspirated accumulator where the fluid can be stored and subsequently utilized. In some embodiments, the fluid is utilized to operate an electric generator for use in a hybrid-electric vehicle. In some embodiments, the rotary actuator is driven by an internal combustion engine, while in others the rotary actuator is driven by a vehicle drive train in a regenerative braking application.07-29-2010
20100178176Retractable Pump System - A system and method for utilizing a retractable pumping system installed on an aerial fire fighting helicopter adapted for drawing from a body of water to fill an onboard holding tank. The system comprising: a pump; a collapsible conduit; a housing for holding the collapsible conduit in a retracted position; a conduit for directing fluid into the reservoir and means for securing the housing to a helicopter; where the conduit can be extended up to 15 feet.07-15-2010
20120039726METHOD FOR OPERATING A HYDRAULIC APPARATUS OF A TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A method for operating a hydraulic device (02-16-2012
20120039725METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR POWERING A COMPRESSOR VIA A DAM - A method, system and apparatus for powering a compressor are provided. Flowing water is supplied from a dam to a power generation mechanism via a compressor water channel. The flowing water is used to drive the power generation mechanism in order to generate power. One or more compressor stages of a heat engine are then driven using power generated by the power generation mechanism. The flowing water in the compressor water channel is driven at least in part by gravity due to head of the dam.02-16-2012
20120148420CONTROL METHOD OF ASSIST PUMP FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OF VEHICLE PROVIDED WITH ISG SYSTEM - A control method of an assist pump for automatic transmission of a vehicle is provided with an ISG system. The control method includes executing idle stop and go, detecting present transmission gear shift and operating an assist hydraulic pump at a predetermined standard RPM according to detected present transmission gear shift. The control method may reduce electric power consumption and enhance battery durability and fuel efficiency.06-14-2012
20110064588INLET THROTTLE CONTROLLED LIQUID PUMP WITH CAVITATION DAMAGE AVOIDANCE FEATURE - A liquid pump includes an electronically controlled throttle inlet valve to control pump output. With each reciprocation cycle, a plunger displaces a fixed volume of fluid. When less than this fixed volume is desired as the output from the pump, the electronically controlled throttle inlet valve throttles flow past a passive inlet check valve to reduce output. As a consequence, cavitation bubbles are generated during the intake stroke. Cavitation damage to surfaces that define the inlet port passage are avoided by a specifically shaped and sized cavitation flow adjuster extending from the valve member of the passive inlet check valve. By positioning the cavitation flow adjuster in the inlet port passage, a flow pattern is formed in a way to encourage cavitation bubble collapse away from surfaces that could result in unacceptable cavitation damage to the pump.03-17-2011
20110064587LOW WASTE PUMP FOLLOWER - A low waste pump follower includes a platen and a perforated member. The platen has a bottom side defining a cavity and the perforated member covers the cavity. The pump follower is driven into a container of viscous material. Material is forced through the perforated member, into the cavity, and pumped to a dispenser. When the pump follower reaches the bottom of the container, it is retracted, and the residual material present in the cavity is retained by the perforated member.03-17-2011
20110318195PUMP ARRANGEMENT WITH TWO PUMP UNITS, SYSTEM, USE AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a pump arrangement comprising two pump units, each pump unit comprising a pumping cylinder, a reciprocally movable pumping piston, said pumping piston delimiting a pumping chamber in the pumping cylinder in communication with a pump port for fluids, an actuator connected to the pumping piston, and means for determining a value dependent on the position of the pumping piston in the pumping cylinder, said pump arrangement further comprises a first set of valves connecting the pump port of each pump unit to a source line and a delivery line for pumped fluids, wherein the pump arrangement comprises means for regulating the flow of the pumped fluids based on the value dependent on the positions of the pumping pistons in the pump units. The present invention further relates to a system comprising such a pump arrangement and a method for pumping fluids in said pump arrangement.12-29-2011
20120003104PIEZO-CONTROLLED AND-OR PRESSURE RIPPLE COMPENSATING FLUID SEPARATION PUMP - An embodiment discloses a fluid pump for use in a fluid separation system for separating compounds of a fluidic sample in a mobile phase, the fluid pump comprising a reciprocatable piston configured for moving the mobile phase, a pump drive configured for driving the reciprocatable piston, and a control unit configured for controlling the pump drive so that pressure ripples in a pressure profile of the fluid pump are at least partially compensated to thereby bring the pressure profile in accordance with a predefined target characteristic. Another embodiment discloses a fluid pump for use in a fluid separation system for separating compounds of a fluidic sample in a mobile phase, the fluid pump comprising a reciprocatable piston configured for moving the mobile phase, and a pump drive configured for driving the reciprocatable piston using a piezomechanism.01-05-2012
20120269654OPTIMIZATION OF DEAD SPACE IN PISTONLESS COMPRESSORS - A method for operating a pistonless compressor, which serves the purpose of compressing a gaseous medium, in particular a cryogenic medium and in the cylinder of which a liquid column is moved up and down, is described.10-25-2012
20100272581Fluid operated pump - Disclosed is a pumping system comprising a pump having a rigid outer casing defining an interior space and a tube structure in the interior space, the tube structure being flexible and substantially inelastic. The interior of the tube structure defines a pumping chamber for receiving pumped fluid. The tube structure is movable between laterally expanded and collapsed conditions thereby providing discharge and intake strokes. The pumping chamber receives pumped fluid to cause the tube structure to move towards the expanded condition and undergo an intake stroke. The pumping chamber—undergoes a discharge stroke upon collapsing of the tube structure. The pumping system also comprises a delivery means and a supplying means for delivering pumped fluid to the pumping chamber and for supplying actuating fluid to an actuating region around the tube structure in timed sequence to cause the tube structure to undergo discharge and intake strokes.10-28-2010
20120057991FLUID-WORKING MACHINE AND METHOD OF OPERATING A FLUID-WORKING MACHINE - In a method of detecting a fault in a fluid-working machine including a plurality of working chambers of cyclically varying volume, each working chamber is operable to displace a volume of working fluid which is selectable for each cycle of working chamber volume to carry out a working function responsive to a received demand signal. An output parameter of the fluid working machine, which is responsive to the displacement of working fluid by one or more of the working chambers to carry out the working function, is measured. It is determined whether the measured output parameter fulfils at least one acceptable function criterion, taking into account the previously selected net displacement of working fluid by a working chamber during a cycle of working chamber volume to carry out the working function.03-08-2012
20120057990System and Method for a Pump With Reduced Form Factor - Embodiments of the present invention provide pumps with features to reduce form factor and increase reliability and serviceability. Additionally, embodiments of the present invention provide features for gentle fluid handling characteristics. Embodiments of the present invention can include a pump having a motor driven feed stage pump and a motor driven dispense stage pump. The feed stage motor and the feed stage motor can include various types of motors and the pumps can be rolling diaphragm or other pumps. According to one embodiment, a dispense block defining the pump chambers and various flow passages can be formed out of a single piece of material.03-08-2012
20120301327METHOD FOR VARYING THE DURATION OF A SUPPLY STROKE OF A PUMP ELEMENT, AND A PUMP DEVICE - A pump device is operated according to a method for varying the duration of a supply stroke of a pump element, the supply stroke of which is actuated by a rotatably driven pump shaft (P) over a predetermined rotational position range of the pump shaft. In the method, the pump shaft (P) is rotatably driven by a drive shaft (A) and the angular speed of the pump shaft, at a constant angular speed of the drive shaft, is increased and decreased at least once during one revolution of the pump shaft.11-29-2012
20090010768Pumping apparatus for shear-sensitive fluids - Pumping systems for pumping shear-sensitive fluids between first and second reservoirs. In various embodiments, the pumping system may include a portable platform that supports at least one diaphragm pump thereon. The diaphragm pumps are arranged for fluid communication with first and second reservoirs. Valve arrangements may be provided that enable the shear-sensitive fluid to be pumped from a first reservoir to a second reservoir. In some embodiments, the valve arrangements enable the user to reverse the flow direction to enable the fluid to be pumped back out of the second reservoir into the first reservoir if too much fluid was initially transferred into the second reservoir. Other embodiments may employ a hand activated nozzle to discharge the pumped fluid.01-08-2009
20120301326PUMP HAVING PORT PLATE PRESSURE CONTROL - A pump is disclosed. The pump may have a housing, a body rotatably disposed within the housing and at least partially defining a plurality of barrels, a plurality of plungers associated with the plurality of barrels, and a swashplate tiltable by a swivel torque to vary a displacement of the plurality of plungers relative to the plurality of barrels. The pump may also have a port plate with an inlet port, a discharge port, and a protrusion. The port plate may be configured to engage an end of the rotatable body. The pump may further have at least one piston disposed within the housing and configured to selectively engage the protrusion of the port plate to rotate the port plate and adjust the swivel torque.11-29-2012
20120301325PUMP SYSTEM HAVING OPEN-LOOP TORQUE CONTROL - A pump system is disclosed. The pump system may have a pump with a displacement that is variable, and an actuator movable to adjust the displacement of the pump. The pump system may also have an electro-hydraulic valve fluidly connected to the actuator and configured to control movement of the actuator, and a variable resistor mechanically connected to at least one of the actuator and the pump. The variable resistor may be adjustable by movement of the at least one of the actuator and the pump to vary a current passing through the electro-hydraulic valve.11-29-2012
20120063923POSITIVE GRIP FINGERS IN A PERISTALTIC PUMP - A method for enhancing peristaltic pumping in a tube type infusion pump is provided. The method includes providing an adhesion region on a pumping finger of an infusion pump for creating an adhesion between the pumping finger and a pumping segment of the infusion pump such that when the pumping finger is moved from an occluded position to an initial position the adhesion forcibly restores the pumping segment from an occluded state to a non occluded state.03-15-2012
20120156059CONTINUOUS FLOW THERMODYNAMIC PUMP - A thermodynamic pump for provides gaseous hydrogen employing a plurality of liquid hydrogen (LH2) tanks sequentially pressurized with gaseous hydrogen (GH2) from an accumulator. A heat exchanger receiving LH2 from each of the plurality of tanks as sequentially pressurized returns pressurized GH2 to the accumulator for supply to an engine.06-21-2012
20120207621Method and Equipment for Controlling Operating Temperature of Air Compressor - Method and equipment to control operating temperature of an air compressor. A compressor element compresses air and oil and supplies it to an oil separator. In the separator, the air and oil are separated. Oil is led to a circulating pipe and returned to the compressor element. When necessary, at least some of the oil flowing in the oil circulating pipe is supplied to cooling, which is used for controlling operating temperature of the compressor such that it is as low as possible, but nevertheless so high that no condensation point is reached. The amount of oil to be supplied to cooling is controlled by a thermostatic valve based on a change in dimension of a controlling element such that dimensions of the controlling element are changed by an external command.08-16-2012
20110070101Valve Plate for a Compressor, and Method for Cooling Compressed Air in a Valve Plate of a Compressor - A valve plate includes a cooling medium duct for a compressor used for generating compressed air. From the perspective of a piston chamber of the compressor, at least part of the cooling medium duct extends between the piston chamber and an air discharge valve that is arranged in the valve plate. A method for cooling compressed air in a valve plate of a compressor is also provided.03-24-2011
20110091332CALCULATION OF DOWNHOLE PUMP FILLAGE AND CONTROL OF PUMP BASED ON SAID FILLAGE - Methods and apparatus are provided for determining pump fillage, using data arrays of pump plunger position with respect to time and/or pump plunger load with respect to time. In this manner, well operators may be able to accurately monitor the pump fillage and control the pump accordingly.04-21-2011
20110091331HIGH PRESSURE PUMPING CARTRIDGES FOR MEDICAL AND SURGICAL PUMPING AND INFUSION APPLICATIONS - Pumping cartridges useful for medical and surgical pumping and infusion procedures are disclosed. Methods for manufacturing and utilizing such pumping cartridges and methods for pumping or infusing liquids for delivery to the body of a patient or a surgical or medical instrument for performing a medical treatment are also described. The invention includes, in one aspect, a series of pumping cartridges comprising cylinders and pistons constructed and arranged for sliding or reciprocating motion within the cylinders. The pistons and/or cylinders can comprise a sealing component including a circumferential, flared sealing flange and can be configured to enable the pumping cartridge to generate high liquid pumping pressures, for example above 1,000 psig. Many of the pumping cartridges disclosed can be relatively easily manufactured at a low cost per unit and can be configured to be detachable from a pump drive unit and disposable after a single use. Various compact flow path configurations are provided in the several pumping cartridge embodiments described, including a Y-shaped configuration, a T-shaped configuration, and an axial configuration. Some pumping cartridges disclosed include pistons including or at least partially forming a valve and/or pistons that are relatively movable with respect to a piston rod to which they are connected. Valve including a valve seat and a movable sealing element able to create a seal capable of withstanding differences in fluid pressures thereacross of at least about 1,000 psi, and in some cases up to in excess of 10,000 psi, without substantial fluid leakage therethrough are disclosed. In some of the disclosed valves, the movable sealing element is concave in shape, and can be curved, to create a mechanical advantage for improved sealing performance. Methods for manufacturing axially-configured pumping cartridges from thin-walled tubing are also disclosed, as well as a series of methods for pumping or infusing a liquid for delivery to the body of a patient or a surgical or medical instrument for performing a medical treatment using the above-mentioned pumping cartridges and devices.04-21-2011
20110103976DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG) FUEL - Apparatus (05-05-2011
20120251338Vibratory Cavitation Pump Lishanski - A vibratory cavitation pump is provided that includes a working cylinder having an fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a rod extending into the cylinder, a piston fixed to the rod, a plate fixed to the rod and spaced from the piston, an activator slidably mounted to the rod between the piston and the plate and an oscillating pumping mechanism operably connected to the rod to move the rod with respect to the working cylinder. The sliding activator creates cavitation in the fluid being pumped to increase the ease of pumping the fluid, such as high viscosity fluids. The pump can also include an external cylinder disposed around the working cylinder to impart rotational motion to the incoming fluid, thereby enhancing the cavitation created in the fluid by the pump, rendering the fluid easy to displace.10-04-2012
20120251340METHOD FOR IMPROVING SENSORLESS FLOW RATE ESTIMATION ACCURACY OF PUMP DRIVEN WITH FREQUENCY CONVERTER - An exemplary method for determining a flow rate of a pump, includes measuring and storing the flow rate (Q10-04-2012
20120251339METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OSCILLATING A FOIL IN A FLUID - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for oscillating a foil in a fluid. The method according to the invention comprises the steps of —generating an oscillating heave motion of the foil in the fluid, the oscillation cycle of the heave motion consisting of two strokes of the foil in opposite direction; —generating an oscillating pitching motion of the foil in the fluid; characterized by —controlling the heave motion; and —adjusting the pitch during the oscillation cycle of the heave motion; such that —over 65% to 85% of the oscillation cycle of the heave motion, for each stroke of the foil, the absolute angle of attack is more than 60% of the maximum absolute angle of attack during the stroke.10-04-2012
20120251337Sliding valve downhole pump - Downhole pumps for producing hydrocarbons and/or other fluids from a well bore include a barrel having a plunger or plunger valve disposed therein and a stationary valve engaged with the barrel. The valve(s) include(s) an outer housing and an inner piston movable within the outer housing. Responsive to movement of the plunger or plunger valve relative to the barrel, the inner piston(s) is(are) movable between a first position that permits fluid flow through the valve and a second position that prevents fluid flow therethrough.10-04-2012
20100092309DRINKING STRAW PUMP APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING - The invention relates to a disposable drinking straw pump apparatus and method for using the apparatus. The apparatus contains a manual pump device and two unidirectional valves, which enable the user to direct the flow of liquid through the apparatus and into the user's mouth by compressing and releasing the pump device. In addition to its functional value for those with orofacial disabilities, the drinking straw pump apparatus has entertainment value for those who prefer to manually pump liquid into their mouths, and also as a training tool in developing the muscles and dexterity involved with the suction creation process.04-15-2010
20120164001VARIABLE CAPACITY OIL PUMP - The invention relates to a wind turbine being provided with a fluid displacement means for ensuring a certain increased pumping capacity at a certain reduced rotational speed of the main shaft of the rotor and thus of a drive shaft from a gear box of the wind turbine. The invention also relates to a wind turbine being provided with fluid displacement means for ensuring a certain increased pumping capacity at a certain increased rotational speed of the main shaft of the rotor and thus of a drive shaft from a gear box of the wind turbine. The means may be mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic or electrical. Additionally, the invention relates to a method for operating a wind turbine being provided with such fluid displacement means.06-28-2012
20120163999PUMP MODULE, PUMP BASE MODULE AND PUMP SYSTEM - The invention-based pump module (06-28-2012
20100247335System for Monitoring an Electrical Submersible Pump - A system for monitoring an Electrical Submersible Pump is disclosed comprising a rotation rate sensor located in an ESP gauge (09-30-2010
20100247334PISTON SYSTEMS HAVING A FLOW PATH BETWEEN PISTON CHAMBERS, PUMPS INCLUDING A FLOW PATH BETWEEN PISTON CHAMBERS, AND METHODS OF DRIVING PUMPS - Piston systems comprise a housing including a first piston chamber and a second piston chamber therein. A first piston is movably disposed within the first piston chamber and a second piston is movably disposed within the second piston chamber. A flow path extends between and couples the first piston chamber and the second piston chamber. Reciprocating pumps comprising a flow path between a plurality of piston chambers and methods of driving reciprocating pumps are also disclosed.09-30-2010
20120213647PISTON MEMBER, AN APPARATUS COMPRISING THE PISTON MEMBER, AND METHODS AND USE OF THE PISTON MEMBER AND THE APPARATUS - A piston member that includes a piston rod provided with a piston serves for reciprocating inside a cylinder barrel, the piston dividing the cylinder barrel chamber into a proximal cylinder barrel chamber having a proximal capped end opposite the piston and a distal cylinder barrel chamber having a distal cylinder barrel end opposite the piston. The piston member has at least one sealing ring or seat arranged inside the distal cylinder barrel chamber at the distal cylinder barrel end. Preferably three consecutive piston members are arranged to operate in a series in an apparatus for transporting coal powder to a gasifier. The movement of the pistons inside the cylinder barrels is controlled in relation to each other to transport apportioned batches of coal powder to a high pressure reactor.08-23-2012
20120315152Accessory Flow Recovery System and Method for Thermal Efficient Pump and Control System - An accessory flow recovery system includes an inlet that receives a first fluid flow, and a pump with a pump inlet and outlet. The pump inlet receives the first fluid flow from the inlet and discharges a second fluid flow from the outlet. The accessory flow recovery system has an actuation unit for supplying a third fluid flow to accessory components, a metering system to regulate the flow rate of the second fluid flow based on a flow demand, and an inlet pressurizing valve coupled between the outlet and the metering system. The inlet pressurizing valve regulates the second fluid flow between the pump and the metering unit. The accessory flow recovery system further includes a return switch valve to direct the third fluid flow to the metering system when the recovery system is operating in one mode, and to the inlet when the system is operating in another mode.12-13-2012
20120134849CHARACTER PARAMETERS OBTAINING METHOD FOR DISPLACEMENT CONTROL MECHANISM OF HYDRAULIC PUMP AND DETECTING DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD - A character parameters obtaining method for a displacement control mechanism of a hydraulic pump and a detecting device for carrying out the method are disclosed. The method involves constructing a hydraulic system; outputting hydraulic energy by the hydraulic pump driven by a primary motor; detecting pressure of a displacement control mechanism; obtaining middle parameters by obtaining the time required for preset change of the pressure at the output end of the displacement control mechanism; obtaining character parameters of the displacement control mechanism according to the middle parameters. The method can obtain the character parameters of the displacement control mechanism by the pressure detection, so that the performance of the displacement control mechanism can be judged according to the obtained character parameters. The method avoids the need of obtaining the output flow of the hydraulic pump so as to eliminate the problem caused by using a flow meter or using an obliquity sensor to obtain the character parameters.05-31-2012
20120134848HYDRAULIC FAN CIRCUIT HAVING ENERGY RECOVERY - A hydraulic fan circuit is disclosed. The hydraulic fan circuit may have a primary pump, a high-pressure passage fluidly connected to the primary pump, and a low-pressure passage fluidly connected to the primary pump. The hydraulic fan circuit may also have at least one accumulator in selective fluid communication with at least one of the high- and low-pressure passages, a motor, and a fan connected to the motor. The hydraulic fan circuit may further have a fan isolation valve fluidly connected to the high- and low-pressure passages. The fan isolation valve may be movable between a flow-passing position at which the motor is fluidly connected to the primary pump via the high- and low-pressure passages, and a flow-blocking position at which the motor is substantially isolated from the primary pump.05-31-2012
20120219433Apparatus and Method for Facilitating a Hydrostatic Pressure Increase in a Fluid Flowing in a Pipe - There is described an apparatus (08-30-2012
20120219432PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION THERAPY SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USING SAME - Pneumatic compression devices and methods for using the same are disclosed. A pneumatic compression device may include a compression pump, a fill/exhaust valve, a transducer, a plurality of cell valves, and a controller. The compression pump may output a pressurized fluid via an output. The fill/exhaust valve may connect one or more cell valves to the compression pump when in an open state and to the atmosphere when in a closed state. The transducer may sense a pressure level. Each cell valve may correspond to a cell and may connect the fill/exhaust valve to the corresponding cell when in an open state. The controller may determine a state (either open or closed) for each of the fill/exhaust valve and the plurality of cell valves based on at least the pressure level sensed by the transducer.08-30-2012
20120219431Centrifugal Compressor Part Load Control Algorithm for Improved Performance - A compressor system having a centrifugal compressor, controller and an interface is disclosed. The compressor includes adjustable guide vanes and a variable geometry diffuser. The controller is in electrical communication with each of the guide vanes and diffuser so as to monitor and adjust positions thereof in accordance with a predetermined control algorithm. The control algorithm is implemented in accordance with a method of controlling the centrifugal compressor. The method adjusts the position of the diffuser based on the actual lift, guide vane position and predetermined relationships between diffuser position and reference lift.08-30-2012
20120213646PUMP, METHOD OF OPERATION, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE - The present disclosure provides a linear peristaltic pump that is capable of dispensing varied amounts of liquid from a tube. The linear peristaltic pump includes an adjustably attached squashing plate that is configured to move lengthwise in the housing of the pump. The amount of liquid dispensed from a tube disposed in the pump varies based on the location of the squash plate in the housing.08-23-2012
20120171051Bilge pump and method - A vacuum assisted bilge pump small enough for the crowded spaces below decks in the engine and pump room of a boat which can also function as a transfer pump, a crash pump and a fire extinguisher. The pump comprises two chambers and is internally configured to aid in the separation of gas and liquid increasing pump throughput.07-05-2012
20120171052MOTOR COMPRESSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD - A motor compressor system in which the motor is configured to activate the compressor. The system includes a common casing; a motor cartridge housing a motor, the motor cartridge detachably provided inside the common casing; and a compressor cartridge housing a compressor detachably connected to the motor, the compressor cartridge detachably provided inside the common casing.07-05-2012
20120076670FLUID-WORKING MACHINE AND METHOD OF OPERATING A FLUID-WORKING MACHINE - In a method of operating a fluid-working machine, the volume of working fluid displaced during each cycle of working chamber volume is selected taking into account the availability of other working chambers. The status of each working chamber is monitored and a working chamber treated as unavailable if it is found to be malfunctioning. A working chamber may be treated as unavailable if it is allocated to an alternative working function. A fault may be detected in a working chamber by determining whether a measured output parameter of the fluid working machine fulfils at least one acceptable function criterion taking into account the previously selected net displacement of working fluid by a working chamber during a cycle of working chamber volume to carry out the working function.03-29-2012
20120076669Peristaltic Pumping Apparatus and Method - The present disclosure relates to a rotor assembly for a peristaltic pump. The pump includes a first rotor having a plurality of rollers and a second rotor, coupled to the first rotor, having a plurality of rollers. The rollers of the first and second rotors are located at an angle of about 45° relative to each other. In an embodiment, the first rotor and the second rotor are circular. In another embodiment, the rollers of the first rotor are equally spaced or located at an angle, about 90°, relative to each other. In yet another embodiment, the rollers of the second rotor are equally spaced or located at an angle, about 90°, relative to each other. A peristaltic pump and a method of supplying fluid to a surgical area are also disclosed.03-29-2012
20120076668Wellbore fluid removal systems & methods - Deliquefication systems with an upper pumping section for discharging fluid pumped to it by a lower pumping section; in one aspect, for providing liquid from a wellbore to the upper section for removal of the liquid from the wellbore; and, in one aspect, such systems for dewatering a gas well. This abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract which will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure and is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims, 37 C.F.R. 1.72(b).03-29-2012
20120315154Drip Pump System and Method - A system and method for pumping an underground drip includes a pump barrel housing with a plunger and an elongated stroke actuator cylinder sealed to the pump barrel that vertically reciprocates the plunger. The pump barrel and plunger are preferably vented to avoid vacuum lock during pumping. The plunger pumps the fluid located in the drip upwardly to a low pressure tank or a pressurized surface vessel. A ball valve may be screwed onto the siphon line to allow for insertion and removal of the pump barrel and seals the siphon line if the pump is removed. A stuffing box seals the pump barrel to the upper end of the siphon line to prevent air from entering the system. The stuffing box also allows the pump depth to be easily adjustable by sliding the pump in until the pump tags bottom and then tightening at any point needed.12-13-2012
20120315153MACHINE INCLUDING COMPRESSOR CONTROLLING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A machine includes at least two compressors that is controlled by a compressor controlling apparatus. By using an inverter for the at least two compressors, the use of elements is minimized and the compressor capacity may be increased, and the operation efficiency of the system may be enhanced. As an example, a plurality of operation modes may be used according to a load or cooling capacity of the two compressors. The two compressors are separately or simultaneously operated by using the inverter, thus simplifying the configuration of the system, and reducing cost.12-13-2012
20120177508CAPACITY MODULATION SYSTEM FOR COMPRESSOR AND METHOD - An apparatus is provided and may include a control valve that moves a pressure-responsive unloader valve between a first position permitting flow through a valve plate and into a compression mechanism and a second position restricting flow through the valve plate and into the compression mechanism. The control valve may include at least one pressure-responsive valve member movable between a first state supplying discharge-pressure gas to the unloader valve to urge the unloader valve into one of the first position and the second position and a second state venting the discharge-pressure gas from the unloader valve to move the unloader valve into the other of the first position and the second position.07-12-2012
20100272580SLIDE VALVE WITH HOT GAS BYPASS PORT - A compressor includes a slide valve (10-28-2010
20100008794Device and Method Employing Shape Memory Alloy - A system for the metering and delivery of small discrete volumes of liquid is comprised of a small or minimal number of inexpensive components. One such component is a movable member, such as a miniature precision reciprocating displacement pump head, which is driven by an actuator that comprises a shape memory alloy material. The operating mechanism of the system is of little or minimal complexity. The system facilitates the precise metering and delivery of the small discrete volumes of liquid. Potential applications for the system include subcutaneous, long-term, automated drug delivery, for example, the delivery of insulin to a person with diabetes. In such an application, the small, simple and inexpensive nature of the invention would allow for its use as both a portable and a disposable system.01-14-2010
20120257985Torque Transmitting Rings for Sleeves in Electrical Submersible Pumps - An electrical submersible pump assembly has a motor module coupled to a centrifugal pump module by a seal section module. A shaft assembly extends through each of the modules for causing the motor module to rotate the pump module. At least one of the modules has a sleeve extending around the shaft that is of a harder material than the shaft. A torque transmitting ring is deformed between an inner diameter of the sleeve and an exterior portion of the shaft. The inner diameter of the sleeve is a continuous cylindrical surface free of any torque transmitting shoulders. Friction created by the torque transmitting ring transmits the entire rotational force from the shaft to the sleeve.10-11-2012
20120224980CENTRIFUGAL WET GAS COMPRESSION OR EXPANSION WITH A SLUG SUPPRESSOR AND/OR ATOMIZER - This disclosure is to an apparatus and method for increasing the ability of centrifugal compressors or expanders to handle multiphase fluids with increased liquid content by passing the fluid through a slug suppressor and/or an atomizing device prior to compression or expansion.09-06-2012
20090035152FLUID PUMP WITH DISPOSABLE COMPONENT - A pump having a disposable fluid contacting portion which defines a fluid inlet and outlet and a fluid path there between is presented. The pump includes a drive portion configured to engage the disposable portion to cause fluid to be moved from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet. The disposable portion is configured to be selectively coupled to the drive portion. The disposable portion includes a driven membrane which forms a portion of the fluid path, and the drive portion includes a drive membrane. The two membranes are vacuum coupled to each other, whereby movement of the drive membrane causes the driven membrane to move, causing fluid to be pumped through the disposable portion. The pump has particular utility in the medical field for moving fluid from a source to a patient. The pump may include features such as an air-trap, bubble detection, fluid flow controls, and pressure detection.02-05-2009
20120257987COVER STRUCTURE FOR CRYOPUMP, CRYOPUMP, START-UP METHOD OF CRYOPUMP, AND STORAGE METHOD OF CRYOPUMP - A storage method of a cryopump is provided, the storage method including: closing, with a pump cover, a pump inlet in the cryopump for receiving gases to be pumped by the cryopump; and reducing a pressure in the cryopump through a fluid channel for communicating an interior of the cryopump to an exterior of the cryopump. A start-up method of a cryopump is also provided, the start-up method including releasing a negative pressure in the cryopump by removing a closing member from a cover main body of a pump cover mounted to the cryopump.10-11-2012
20120257986ROTARY CAM ACTUATED LINEAR PERISTALTIC PUMP - A rotary cam actuated linear peristaltic pump includes a plurality of cams which actuate a plurality of pistons. The cams apply a force to the piston by way of a lifter for providing mechanical advantage so that a smaller motor may be used to rotate the cam. Each piston of a plurality of pistons is sequentially raised to the extended position to squeeze a tube so as to flow fluid through the tube.10-11-2012
20120230845DRUG DELIVERY PUMP DRIVE USING A SHAPED MEMORY ALLOY WIRE - A pump drive and a method thereof to dispense a liquid drug from a container having a plunger piston are disclosed. The pump drive provides a unidirectional clutch provided about a rotational axis which supports centrally a wheel. The clutch has an inner race operably connected to the plunger piston, wherein the clutch is configured to rotate both the inner race about the axis in unison with rotation of the wheel in only a first direction to advance the plunger piston, and to let the wheel rotate relative to the inner race about the axis in a second direction opposite to the first direction without advancing the piston plunger. The drive in one embodiment includes at least one shape memory alloy wire which when excited rotates the wheel in the first rotational direction to advance the piston plunger and dispense the liquid drug from the container.09-13-2012
20120230844MEDICAL FLUID DELIVERY SETS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - This disclosure relates to medical fluid delivery sets and related systems and methods. In some aspects of the invention, a medical fluid cassette includes a plunger slidably disposed within a recess of a base of the cassette such that a substantially liquid-tight seal is maintained between the plunger and the base as the plunger slides axially within the recess. The plunger and the base cooperate to at least partially define a fluid pump chamber. When the plunger is displaced in a first direction, fluid is forced out of the fluid pump chamber, and when the plunger is displaced in a second direction, fluid is drawn into the fluid pump chamber.09-13-2012
20110123355VACUUM PUMP - A vacuum pump surrounded by a ballistic blanket.05-26-2011
20110123354Fluid-working machine and operating method - A fluid-working machine has a plurality of working chambers, e.g., cylinders, of cyclically changing volume, a high-pressure fluid manifold and a low-pressure fluid manifold, at least one valve linking each working chamber to each manifold, and electronic sequencing means for operating said valves in timed relationship with the changing volume of each chamber, wherein the electronic sequencing means is arranged to operate the valves of each chamber in one of an idling mode, a partial mode in which only part of the usable volume of the chamber is used, and a full mode in which all of the usable volume of the chamber is used, and the electronic sequencing means is arranged to select the mode of each chamber on successive cycles so as to infinitely vary the time averaged effective flow rate of fluid through the machine.05-26-2011
20110002794Centrifugal pump and method for compensating the axial thrust in a centrifugal pump - A centrifugal pump is proposed having a pump housing (01-06-2011
20110038737MULTI-STAGE COMPRESSOR - A system and a method for adding and subtracting stages of compression to a compressor as and when the compressor requires them. If the compressor needs only a low pressure ratio, then the system and method allow the compressor to operate with only a primary pumping circuit spinning, while available additional stages, forming a secondary pumping circuit, and which may be required at other times when the needed pressure ratios increase, are decoupled from the rotating shaft, so that the compressor pumps at its most efficient and flexible point. Further, a system and method for adding and subtracting stages of compression to a compressor in order to increase and decrease the pumping capacity as and when required to satisfy a given load requirement.02-17-2011
20120269655Compact Peristaltic Medical Pump - A compact medical pump includes a linear peristaltic pumping mechanism driven by a motor located within a periphery of a belt of the pumping mechanism. The motor drives a gear set that drives a driving pulley which engages the belt having the rollers. A battery for the pump is positioned adjacent to the gear set. The pump includes a controller and user interface for operating the pumping mechanism as a function of pumping parameters input via the user interface. The controller may sense motor current and determine fluid path characteristics based on the sensed current.10-25-2012
20110236226METHOD OF OPERATING A COMPRESSOR AND AN APPARATUS THEREFOR - One or more compressor feed streams are passed to one or more inlets of a first compressor. Each compressor feed stream passes through a compressor feed valve. The one or more compressor feed streams are in the first compressor to provide a compressed discharge stream at the outlet of the first compressor, while monitoring for a first indicator of a blocked outlet event of the first compressor and instructing the closure of the compressor feed valves (09-29-2011
20110236225SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR RAPID PUMP DISPLACEMENT CONFIGURATION - A system for changing a pump displacement configuration includes a blender that provides low-pressure fluid to a pump. The pump has a power end and fluid end, where the fluid end includes a number of plungers. The system includes an actuator that couples the power end with a selectable subset of the plungers. The system further includes a controller that selects a subset of the plungers according to a job pumping rate, a job pumping pressure, and/or a fluid end failure event indicator. The controller further commands the actuator to couple the selected subset of the plungers to the power end.09-29-2011
20100232985FUEL GAS CONDITIONING WITH MEMBRANE SEPARATION - Compressed natural gas is produced by a compressor, located near a natural gas well. The compressor being driven by a gas engine. A portion of the compressed natural gas is diverted, and passed through a dehydration membrane, and also through a gas-separation membrane which selects for carbon dioxide. The result is a natural gas stream which is relatively dry, and relatively free of carbon dioxide. This stream is used as fuel for the gas engine which drives the compressor. The permeate gases from the membrane may be recycled. The system enables the natural gas to be compressed efficiently, by providing a conditioned fuel gas for driving the compressor.09-16-2010
20100232984Compressor Unit and Use of a Cooling Medium - A compressor unit comprises a centrifugal compressor for compressing a gas, having a rotor with one or more compressor impellers, and an electric motor having a stator and a rotor, for driving the rotor of the compressor. The compressor and the electric motor are accommodated in a common gas-tight housing which is provided with a gas inlet and a gas outlet. The rotor of the compressor and the rotor of the electric motor are arranged on a common rotor shaft which is mounted in magnetic bearings. The rotor shaft comprises a single unit and is mounted in two radial magnetic bearings, each in the vicinity of one end of the common rotor shaft, and one axial magnetic bearing, which is arranged in the vicinity of one of the radial bearings.09-16-2010
20120087806Fluid Sealing Elements and Related Methods - Methods and mechanisms for fluid sealing are provided. The disclosed mechanisms include a tool having a cavity configured to form a toroidal vortex and a fluid sealing element to induce an azimuthal variation of the toroidal vortex (a “dynamis seal”). The fluid sealing element may include a sharp change in the axial symmetry of the cavity to induce the azimuthal variation. Some exemplary shapes of the fluid sealing element may include a notch in a cavity, a step shaped cavity, or an angular cavity in the tool. Methods for manufacturing such a dynamic seal is also provided as well as methods for producing hydrocarbons with a plunger having the dynamic seals. The tool may be a plunger, a pig, an in-flow control device, or other cylindrical device traveling through a conduit or tubular member.04-12-2012
20110280739METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PUMPING LIQUID FROM AN OFFSHORE NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION WELL - A pump assembly comprises a first piston near a lower end of a coiled water and/or other condensed liquid discharge conduit, which is actuated by second and third pistons that are arrange at the upper and lower ends of a hydraulic or pneumatic fluid conduit, wherein the third piston is connected to a floating body, which is oscillated by waves, such that a pair of one way check valves suck and push production water and other condensed liquids sequentially from a lower region of the well into a lower portion and subsequently into an upper portion of the coiled water and other condensed liquid outlet conduit.11-17-2011
20120100014SUBMERSIBLE PUMP SYSTEM - A submersible pump system includes a submersible pump assembly having one or more stages of impellers and a submersible motor assembly that drives the pump assembly. The submersible pump assembly includes a motor housing, a motor within the motor housing for driving the pump assembly and a control module mounted to the motor housing for operating the motor. The control module is electrically connected to a power line and comprises a controller and a variable frequency drive driven by the controller. The controller operates the variable frequency drive to drive the motor to maintain a constant pressure output condition from the pump assembly.04-26-2012
20120100013METHOD OF SURGE PROTECTION FOR A DYNAMIC COMPRESSOR USING A SURGE PARAMETER - A method of surge protection for a dynamic compressor that has a corresponding compressor map. A control system continually calculates an equivalent polytropic head parameter in order to define a surge limit line. The system then calculates a control parameter and determines the distance the control parameter to the surge limit line wherein the control parameter is dynamic to changes in compressor load and invariant to changes in suction conditions and gas compressibility. As a result of the distance of the control parameter to the surge limit line, the surge valve of a dynamic compressor is actuated to prevent surge.04-26-2012
20100202897HIGH PRESSURE PUMP CONTROL - A feedback control loop for a high pressure pump modifies the accumulator velocity and pressure during solvent transfer. The accumulator velocity is adjusted to maintain the system pressure equal to the expected pressure to thereby eliminate the effect of the flow deficit created by a thermal effect.08-12-2010
20100202896PUMP MOTOR PROTECTOR WITH REDUNDANT SHAFT SEAL - An electric submersible pump device having a motor part, a pump part, and a protector part. The protector part includes redundant shaft seal parts.08-12-2010
20100202895MULTI-CHAMBERED PUMP - A multi-chambered pumping system is provided comprising an input cylinder configured to pump a source substance into a vessel and an effluent cylinder configured to receive an effluent from the vessel. The cylinders regulate the pressure of the source substance input into the vessel and recover the pressure of an effluent output from the vessel to pump additional quantities of source substance into the vessel. In each cylinder, a piston creates a boundary between two sections: a fluid section configured to receive working fluid and an effluent or input process section to receive the same. The fluid sections of the cylinders are in fluid communication. A guide rod is attached to each piston and may be operably sized to compensate for a pressure difference between a pressure at which the source substance is pumped into a vessel and the pressure at which an effluent is output from the vessel.08-12-2010
20130011275DISCO PUMP - An inflatable air pump having an inflatable and compressible frame that includes an upper inflatable frame portion, a lower inflatable frame and a plurality of inflatable frame connecting portions inflatable through an air inlet device. An inner bag includes a top region connected to the top inflatable frame portion and a bottom region connected to the bottom inflatable frame portion and configured to hold air. The top region has an opening that allows air to enter the inner bag. The inner bag has an air outlet device configured to attach to an inflatable device. A user places their palm at least partially over the opening and presses downward, pressing the top surface towards the bottom surface and partially compressing the plurality of inflatable frame connecting portions, thereby forcing air in the inner bag to exit the inner bag through the air outlet device, thereby inflating the inflatable device.01-10-2013
20130011276TURBOCHARGER - A turbocharger shaft interconnects the compressor impeller and the turbine wheel and a bearing housing between the compressor and turbine houses a bearing assembly supporting the turbocharger shaft rotation. A shaft bore defined in at least one of the compressor, turbine or bearing housings receiving the shaft. A sealing arrangement for restricting leakage of lubricant along the shaft bore from the bearing housing to the compressor or turbine housing. The sealing arrangement comprises at least one sealing ring around the shaft in the shaft bore and a gas passage communicating with the shaft bore. A gas distribution circuit includes a valve movable between a first position in which gas passage is in communication with a gas supply path for supplying gas to the shaft bore and a second position in which the gas passage is in communication with a vent path for venting gas from the shaft bore.01-10-2013
20130017099MICROPUMPAANM Genoud; DominiqueAACI KaltbrunnAACO CHAAGP Genoud; Dominique Kaltbrunn CHAANM Christen; PeterAACI ObergerlafingenAACO CHAAGP Christen; Peter Obergerlafingen CHAANM Robin; FranckAACI LenzburgAACO CHAAGP Robin; Franck Lenzburg CHAANM Thiemer; HelmutAACI SachselnAACO CHAAGP Thiemer; Helmut Sachseln CH - A pump comprising a housing comprising a rotor chamber, inlet and outlet channels opening into the rotor chamber, and inlet and outlet seals mounted on a surface of the chamber, and a rotor rotatably and axially slidably received in the chamber and comprising a first axial extension comprising a liquid supply channel and a second axial extension comprising a liquid supply channel, the first and second axial extensions having different diameters. The inlet and outlet seals engage a surface of the rotor, whereby the liquid supply channel of each axial extension in conjunction with a corresponding seal forms a valve that opens and closes as a function of the angular and axial displacement of the rotor. At least one of the inlet and outlet channels opens transversely into the rotor chamber and at least one of the inlet and outlet seals forms a closed circuit circumscribing said at least one of the inlet and outlet channels.01-17-2013
20110158825SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING AN AUTOMOBILE ENGINE FOR USE AS A GAS COMPRESSOR - In accordance with various embodiments of the present invention, a system and method are provided for converting a conventional automobile engine into a gas compressor. In various embodiments, the system and method may provide an economical and efficient gas compressor by modification of a balance-opposed internal-combustion engine to provide a balance-opposed gas compressor. More specifically, in some embodiments, the modification may include a uniquely designed cylinder head adapted to convert an automobile engine into a gas compressor for the recovery, gathering, transfer, or staged compression of natural gas. In one embodiment, a four-cylinder balance-opposed engine is utilized.06-30-2011
20110158824SUBSEA TECHNIQUE FOR PROMOTING FLUID FLOW - The present application is directed to a submersible pumping system operable under hydrostatic pressure. The system suitably comprises a prime mover submersible within a first fluid; a pump means submersible within the first fluid and sealably coupled to the prime mover; and a fluid source in fluid communication with the prime mover, the fluid source providing a second fluid effective to act on the prime mover to power the pump means; wherein the second fluid is discharged in the first fluid after acting on the prime mover; and wherein the second fluid has a chemical composition substantially similar to the first fluid.06-30-2011
20110158823SHUTTLE PUMP WITH CONTROLLED GEOMETRY - An infusion pump uses an improved shuttle mechanism to more reliably pump liquids in low volumes for medical and other purposes. The improved shuttle uses linear translation and wider, symmetric jaws to grasp infusate tubing and pump liquid infusate through the tubing. Adjustment of the linear motion allows a user to also adjust a pumping volume of the infusion pump. Other shuttles with wider jaws may also pump infusate using a rotary motion. In addition, more than one shuttle, such as two or three shuttles, may be used to approximate continuous pumping. A series of several smaller linear shuttles with sequential actuation may be used as a linear peristaltic pump for general peristaltic pump applications.06-30-2011
20110158822Method and Device for Automatically Conveying Liquids of Gases - Disclosed is a device for conveying liquid and/or gaseous media, comprising at least two pumping chambers whose volumes change periodically during operation. Each pumping chamber is provided with at least one intake and discharge valve while all pumping chambers are fitted with a common main inlet and a common main outlet. A drive unit which is configured such that the volumes of the pumping chambers change at a phase shift of 2π/number of chambers is allocated to the pumping chambers. Also disclosed is a device for conveying liquid and/or gaseous media, comprising at least two pumping chambers whose volumes change periodically during operation. Said pumping chambers are embodied and disposed such that at least two adjacent pumping chambers encompass a joint wall which is configured so as to modify the volume of the adjacent pumping chambers. The invention further relates to a method for conveying liquid and/or gaseous media with the aid of the disclosed device. The device is triggered in such a way that the volumes of the pumping chambers change at a phase shift of 2π/number of chambers.06-30-2011
20130022477TURBINES WITH INTEGRATED COMPRESSORS AND POWER GENERATORS - A turbine system comprises a rotor operatively coupled to a plurality of blades, at least one blade of the plurality of blades having one or more blown passages for providing a pressurized fluid to a pressure side and/or suction side of the at least one blade. The rotor is selectively or simultaneously coupled to a compressor and a power generator. In some situations, the rotor is selectively coupled to one of the power generator and the compressor with the aid of a clutch.01-24-2013
20130022476Adaptive Pump Control for Positive Displacement Pump Failure Modes - Detecting a failure mode of a fluid flow controller configured to control fluid flow between first and second chambers of a downhole positive displacement pump and a flow line, wherein the positive displacement pump comprises a piston moving in an axial reciprocating motion, and subsequently adjusting operation of the downhole positive displacement pump based on the detected failure mode such that the downhole positive displacement pump piston operates differently in different axial directions.01-24-2013
20080253900GAS COMPRESSOR WITH PULSATION ABSORBER FOR REDUCING CYLINDER NOZZLE RESONANT PULSATION - A method for reducing pulsation effects associated with the compressor nozzle of a positive displacement compressor system. A pulsation absorber, having a design like that of a side branch absorber, is installed on the cylinder valve cap or on the cylinder nozzle. The acoustic dimensions and placement of the pulsation absorber are designed to reduce the amplitude of the pulsations associated with the peak resonant frequency of the compressor nozzle response.10-16-2008
20130171009FAN SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A FAN MOTOR - In a fan system for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, having an electrical fan motor with a commutator, and having a control unit which detects a fault in the fan motor and switches said motor to a voltage-free state if the motor current reaches a predetermined load-dependent switch-off value, the invention proposes that the control unit controls the fan motor with at least a virtually maximum power for a predetermined period of time if the motor current reaches a load-dependent switching value which is lower than the associated switch-off value by a predetermined amount. As a result, the fan motor is not switched off in an undesirable manner if only contamination, but not blocking, is present.07-04-2013
20080226468Disposable positive displacement dosing pump - A disposable positive displacement pump is disclosed. The pump includes a pump housing having head portion and a body, the head portion having one or more fluid passage openings. The pump also includes a rolling diaphragm internal to the pump housing and defining a fluid chamber within the pump housing. The pump further includes a piston drive unit configured to reciprocally drive the rolling diaphragm to move fluid in or out of the fluid chamber. A method of dispensing a fluid is also disclosed.09-18-2008
20080226467IMPELLER WITH ANTI-VAPOR LOCK MECHANISM - An impeller for preventing air-lock in a pump, the impeller in its basic embodiment includes a top plate, the top plate having a center axis and a peripheral edge, a plurality of vanes, each vane attached to the top plate, at least one small protrusion projecting from the periphery of the top plate, and at least one ventilation channel having an outlet located near the protrusion, and an inlet located near the center axis of the top plate. The present invention also contemplates a centrifuge pump and an aerator device having the impeller of the present invention.09-18-2008
20080226466Hydraulically Driven Multicylinder Pumping Machine - A hydraulically driven multicylinder diaphragm pumping machine for pumping difficult-to-pump materials comprises pump cylinders each having at one end (09-18-2008
20130142670FINGER-TYPE PERISTALTIC PUMP COMPRISING A RIBBED ANVIL - The present invention includes a finger-type peristaltic pump with a ribbed anvil. According to some embodiments, a finger type peristaltic pump may comprise a plurality of pressing fingers, an infusion tube and a passive interfacing mechanism. The passive interfacing mechanism may comprise a channel, groove or other suitable mount for placing and mounting an infusion tube such that the pressing fingers are positioned on one side of the tube and the ribbed anvil on the opposite side. The pressing fingers may be positioned to apply an approximately perpendicular force on the tube, pressing it against the ribbed anvil, thus causing a pumping action.06-06-2013
20130142671MOTOR VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVICE - A motor vehicle system device having a drive assembly, to which a charging device is assigned, has a compressor having at least one compressor runner supported using at least one bearing, the bearing having a stationary first bearing part and a second bearing part that is operatively connected to the compressor runner. An overpressure source is connected to the bearing, using which an overpressure is able to be produced in a bearing gap that is present between the first bearing part and the second bearing part. The overpressure source is the compressor and/or a part of a tandem pump, which besides the overpressure also makes available low air pressure for a user of the motor vehicle system device. The invention also relates to a method for operating a motor vehicle system device.06-06-2013
20130129528Compressor-Expander Set Critical Speed Avoidance - A control method and apparatus for critical rotational speed avoidance in a compressor-expander set in a gas refrigeration system. By varying an opening of an antisurge or recycle valve, a shaft power used by the compressor in the compressor-expander set may be varied, thereby varying the rotational speed of the compressor-expander set to move it away from its critical speed zone. Additionally, a feedforward signal may be provided by a compressor-expander set control system to cause an antisurge valve for a recycle compressor to open upon a trip or shutdown of one compressor-expander set.05-23-2013
20130115110PROCESSING CHAMBER INTEGRATED PRESSURE CONTROL - An apparatus and method for controlling pumping characteristics within a semiconductor processing chamber are provided. The apparatus includes levitation of a hollow shaft turbo pump or pump elements, and is configured to control pumping by including adjustments for orientation, position, geometries, and other aspects of the turbo pump. The method includes adjusting design and operational parameters, to control pumping characteristics within the processing chamber.05-09-2013
20130094974Compressor-Expander Set Critical Speed Avoidance - A control method and apparatus for critical rotational speed avoidance in a compressor-expander set in a gas refrigeration system. By varying an opening of an antisurge or recycle valve, a shaft power used by the compressor in the compressor-expander set may be varied, thereby varying the rotational speed of the compressor-expander set to move it away from its critical speed zone. Additionally, a feedforward signal may be provided by a compressor-expander set control system to cause an antisurge valve for a recycle compressor to open upon a trip or shutdown of one compressor-expander set.04-18-2013
20130101440AIR COMPRESSOR POWERED BY DIFFERENTIAL GAS PRESSURE - A gas-driven air compressor system and a method for using it. No electricity, lubrication or cooling water is required. A high pressure gas used to drive the compressor may be recovered at a pressure high enough to be retain its economic value. In one preferred embodiment, the air compressor includes a gas-driven drive cylinder and an air-driven boost cylinder, interconnected by reciprocating drive and boost pistons. The drive piston supplies force to power the boost piston, which pulls in atmospheric air and discharges it at a higher pressure for use by pneumatically-operated controls and equipment. A four-way valve operating on differential gas pressure may be used to automatically actuate the reciprocating piston. Using the present invention, fugitive gas emissions, such as normally occur when using a separator to remove oil and water from a wellhead gas stream, may be avoided.04-25-2013
20130101441PERISTALTIC PUMPING APPARATUS AND METHOD - The present disclosure relates to a rotor assembly for a peristaltic pump. The pump includes a first rotor having a plurality of rollers and a second rotor, coupled to the first rotor, having a plurality of rollers. The rollers of the first and second rotors are located at an angle of about 45° relative to each other. In an embodiment, the first rotor and the second rotor are circular. In another embodiment, the rollers of the first rotor are equally spaced or located at an angle, about 90°, relative to each other. In yet another embodiment, the rollers of the second rotor are equally spaced or located at an angle, about 90°, relative to each other. A peristaltic pump and a method of supplying fluid to a surgical area are also disclosed.04-25-2013
20130115109COMPRESSOR DISCHARGE TEMPERATURE MONITOR AND ALARM - A compressor protection method and system capable of continuously establishing compressor discharge temperature set points based on actual in-service conditions and detecting damaged compressor valves for a given cylinder at each stage of compression. The method and system utilize sensors configured to monitor process property parameters (e.g. temperature and pressure) at the inlet section and outlet section of a compressor stage. The sensors generate monitored signals corresponding to the process property parameters. The method and system utilize a controller configured to receive and process these monitored signals. The controller executes a control logic that uses the monitored signals to either estimate or calculate compressor valve pressure losses for determining internal cylinder pressures, which are used to calculate compressor discharge temperature set points. The control logic compares the monitored temperature to the temperature set points and may generate a warning or normal operation signals based on results of the comparison.05-09-2013
20130121848Vibratory Cavitation Pump Lishanski - A vibratory cavitation pump is provided that includes a working cylinder having an fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a rod extending into the cylinder, a piston fixed to the rod, a plate fixed to the rod and spaced from the piston, an activator slidably mounted to the rod between the piston and the plate and an oscillating pumping mechanism operably connected to the rod to move the rod with respect to the working cylinder. The sliding activator creates cavitation in the fluid being pumped to increase the ease of pumping the fluid, such as high viscosity fluids. The pump can also include an external cylinder disposed around the working cylinder to impart rotational motion to the incoming fluid, thereby enhancing the cavitation created in the fluid by the pump, rendering the fluid easy to displace.05-16-2013
20130121849SCAVENGE PUMP OIL LEVEL CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A hybrid vehicle includes a hybrid module, a transmission and a torque converter. The lubrication system associated with the torque converter includes an oil sump within the torque converter housing which is intended to be managed as a “dry” sump oil lubrication system. There is an oil pump in communication with the sump in order to manage the sump oil level. By monitoring an operational parameter of the oil pump motor (pressure, torque, or current) oil aeration can be detected.05-16-2013
20130121846ADVANCED TOPOLOGIES FOR OFFSHORE POWER SYSTEMS - A variable speed compression system that is driven by a variable frequency high speed motor that receives power from a high frequency generation unit that is driven by a high speed gas turbine is provided. The speed of the turbine may be varied to control the output frequency of the high frequency generation unit, thus controlling the output of the compression system by controlling the speed of the turbine driving the generation unit.05-16-2013
20130142672METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING LINEAR PUMP SYSTEM - A method for synchronizing pistons within linear pumps of a variable dispense ratio system comprises operating first and second pistons, controlling the first and second pistons, and reversing direction of one of the first and second pistons. The first and second pistons are operated within first and second cylinders so that the first piston moves at a slower speed than the second piston to produce a variable dispense ratio. The first and second pistons are controlled to reverse directions whenever one piston reaches an end of its respective cylinder to produce pumping. One of the first and second pistons reverses direction before either piston reaches an end of its respective cylinder to adjust the synchronicity of the pistons.06-06-2013
20130142673MECHANISM AND ARRANGEMENT FOR STATIC AND DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT OF SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS ASSOCIATED WITH A FLOATING PLATFORM - In an amphibious or flotational device for supporting one or more submersible pumps, the flotational device is structurally configured to provide the means for enabling both static and dynamic positioning of the submersible pumps at selected depths below the flotational device, and to provide means for improved pay-out and storage of flexible piping that enables improved dynamic positioning of the submersible pumps.06-06-2013
20130177451WASHER SYSTEM AND PUMP FOR SAME - A pump for a washer system includes a housing enclosing a motor driven pump and providing first and second outlets. First and second check valves are fluidly connected to and downstream from the first and second outlets. In one example, the first and second check valves are arranged in the housing. The check valves are configured such that one of the check valves is open to provide the fluid through the one of the outlets while the other check valve is closed to block fluid through the other of the outlets. In operation, a pumping element is rotated to pump fluid through an open first check valve, with the second check valve in the closed position. Reversing rotation of the pumping element pumps fluid through an open second check valve with the first check valve in the closed position.07-11-2013
20080206068CONCRETE PUMP ATTACHMENT - A attachment for a concrete pump is provided. The attachment includes a generally tubular outer body including an open top end and bottom end. The attachment is connected at its top end to the discharge hose of a concrete pump. A deflection member is located within body and gaps are provided between the deflection member and the inner walls of the body.08-28-2008
20130156609AIR CIRCULATOR POWERED BY AN ELECTRONICALLY COMMUTED MOTOR (ECM) AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE - An air circulator that includes an electronically commuted motor that is devoid of a transformer and utilizes line voltage as the signal voltage. The motor includes a rotatable blade assembly having at least one blade, wherein the blade assembly is connected to the electronically commuted motor, a housing that is operatively connected to the electronically commuted motor and having a line voltage input, and a switch that is secured to the housing and electrically connected to a signal voltage input of the electronically commuted motor and the line voltage input.06-20-2013
20110211976METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING OPERATION OF A PUMP - The disclosure describes systems and methods relating generally to filtration. Even more particularly, embodiments described herein relate to optimizing operating routines of a pump based on filter information and process fluid information. The filter information can be stored on an electronically readable tag on the filter.09-01-2011
20080199322Method And Apparatus For Pumping Out The Liquid In A Container08-21-2008
20130149171FLUID-WORKING MACHINE WITH MULTI-LOBE RING CAM - A fluid-working machine for a renewable energy generation device, the fluid-working machine comprising a ring cam and a plurality of working chambers, the ring cam having an annular working surface extending around an axis of rotation of the ring cam, the annular working surface defining a plurality of waves, each working chamber having a piston, each piston in operative engagement with the ring cam working surface, the ring cam and working chambers being mounted to rotate relative to each other, cycles of working chamber volume being thereby coupled to rotation of the ring cam relative to the working chambers, characterised in that the individual waves of the ring cam working surface have an asymmetric profile.06-13-2013
20130149172SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED FLOW UNIFORMITY IN A PERISTALTIC PUMP MECHANISM - A pumping mechanism is disclosed that includes a plurality of peristaltic pumping actuators configured to selectively and sequentially compress adjacent portions of a first portion of an at least partially compressible pumping element having an inlet that is upstream of an outlet. The plurality of pumping actuators are further configured to reciprocate at a common drive frequency with a first phase offset between each adjacent pair of pumping actuators. The pumping mechanism also includes at least one compensation actuator arranged to selectively compress a second portion of the at least partially compressible pumping element that is disposed between the first portion and the outlet. The at least one compensation actuator is configured to reciprocate at an optimal displacement and at a modulation frequency that is an integer multiple of the fundamental drive frequency and with a second phase offset between the at least one compensation actuator and the adjacent pumping actuator.06-13-2013
20120275931System and Method for Providing a Continuous Flow of Catalyst Into a Polyolefin Reactor - Both a catalyst feed system and a method are provided for providing a flow, of a mud-like catalyst slurry into a polyolefin reactor. The system includes a pressurized reservoir of the catalyst having an outlet, and a progressive cavity pump including a stator and a rotor. The pump stator has an inlet connected to the reservoir outlet, and an outlet leading to the polyolefin reactor. In operation, the reservoir is first pressurized to a level a little higher than the pressure of the reactor. The outlet of the reservoir is opened and the progressive cavity pump is actuated. The pressure drop generated across the catalyst slurry contained in the reservoir by the pump causes the slurry diluent to flow between the interstices of the particles of catalyst. The thick, mud-like catalyst slurry is quickly transformed into a much less viscous, syrup-like slurry that flows from the reservoir outlet to the inlet of the pump stator. The progressive cavity pump then continuously conveys the catalyst through the stator outlet and into the reactor.11-01-2012
20120275930ELECTRIC MOTOR ASSIST FOR TRANSMISSION ELECTRIC OIL PUMP - A method for assisting a transmission oil pump in a hybrid electric powertrain to generate transmission oil pressure rapidly during vehicle start. An electric motor is initially utilized to provide momentary torque to rotate an oil pump and rapidly generate transmission oil pressure. After initial assistance is provided by the electric motor, an oil pump electric motor powers the oil pump and maintains oil pressure within the hybrid powertrain.11-01-2012
20120275929FERROFLUID CONTROL AND SAMPLE COLLECTION FOR MICROFLUIDIC APPLICATION - A fluid conveyance system includes a flow passage and a cavity adjacent a side of the flow passage. A wall of the passage includes a flexible section that separates the cavity from the flow passage. The cavity contains a ferrofluidic material. The system further includes at least one magnetic field source positioned adjacent the flow channel. The magnetic field source is operable to move the ferrofluidic material in the cavity to exert a pressure on the flexible section and displace the flexible section into the flow passage to alter the flow of material through the passage. A method of collecting components from a sample volume includes the steps of distributing magnetic particles into the sample volume, capturing the components from the sample volume, and applying a magnetic field to the sample volume to control directional flow of the sample volume.11-01-2012
20120275928Hydraulic Piston Pump with Reduced Restriction Barrel Passage - The present disclosure sets forth an axial piston pump with greatly improved throughput. The axial piston pump provides cylinders, antechambers, and fluid flow apertures which are uniquely shaped and dimensioned so as to increase the overall flowability and expulsion rate of the piston pump. By providing curvilinear transition zones and fluid flow apertures, the cylinders can be completely filled and pressurized even at the extremely high pressures and RPMs required by modern machines. Such machines may include front-end loaders, excavators, pipe layers, graders, and the like wherein such pumps can be used to power hydraulic cylinders moving the implements, work arms and other tools associat11-01-2012
20130101442AIR SUCTION PUMP AND METHOD FOR VACUUM SEALING VINYL BAG USING SAME - Provided are an air suction pump and a method of vacuum sealing vinyl bag using same. The air suction pump includes a base member, a housing mounted on a top of the base member to be movable in a vertical direction, a piston member disposed inside the housing to be movable in the vertical direction, a first heating wire mounted to be exposed to the outside on one or more of the top of the base member, the bottom of the housing, and a bottom of the piston member, and a power supply part supplying power to the first heating wire. A top of the housing is opened and a bottom of the housing is opened. A top of the piston member is exposed to the outside through the top of the housing. The air suction pump discharges the internal air of a vinyl bag, applies vacuum into the vinyl bag, and immediately seals the vinyl bag, thus enabling food of the vinyl bag to be easily kept in a vacuum state for a long time.04-25-2013
20100316505Compressor Freeze Up Prevention in Cold Weather - The present embodiments provide a control system and method that is able to automatically cycle one or more compressor valves, for example to prevent freeze up. For example, in one embodiment, a system includes a compressor having a compression device configured to increase a pressure of a gas, a valve configured to control flow of the gas from the compression device, and a controller configured to cycle the valve to reduce buildup of contaminants in the compressor.12-16-2010
20100316504Positive Displacement Pumping System - A positive displacement pumping system for use in deep wells includes a drive system and one or two pumps. In the preferred embodiment, the drive system includes an electrical motor, a speed reducer, and a rotary-to-reciprocal motion converter. Alternatively, the drive system includes a windmill, a variable transmission, and a counterbalance. The counterbalance can be either weights or a second alternating pump. The pumps include a central hollow discharge tube and one or more vertically aligned pumping chambers in fluid communication with the central discharge tube. Within each pumping chamber, a valve arrangement, which includes a piston or shuttle member and fluid intakes, causes fluid to fill and then drain from the pumping chambers as the central hollow discharge tube reciprocates. In operation, the drive system causes the central hollow discharge tube in the pump to reciprocate and thereby cause the fluid to travel from each pumping chamber into to the central discharge tube. In the preferred embodiment, fluid is pumped on both the upstroke and downstroke of the central discharge tube. Alternatively, fluid is discharged on only the upstroke. Fluid from the central discharge tube is discharged from the pump into a discharge field. The amount of fluid discharged on each stroke depends on the number and size of pumping chambers and the length of the stroke. A greater number of pumping chambers causes a greater discharge of fluid at a higher velocity into the discharge field.12-16-2010
20130156611METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONSTRUCTIVELY USING THE PRESSURE PULSATIONS IN RECIPROCATING COMPRESSORS INSTALLATIONS - Apparatuses and methods for constructively utilizing pressure pulses to enhance the volumetric efficiency of a reciprocating compressor are provided. An apparatus includes a gas circulation device and a controller. The gas circulation device provides a path through which the gas circulates between a reciprocating compressor and a volume bottle buffering the reciprocating compressor from an installation. The gas circulation device is configured to have a resonance frequency substantially equal to a frequency of the performing compression cycles in the reciprocating compressor. The controller is configured to control timing of switching a valve located between the reciprocating compressor and the gas circulation device in order to constructively use pressure pulsations occurring in the gas circulation device, to enhance the volumetric efficiency of the reciprocating compressor.06-20-2013
20120282116SUBSEA PUMPING SYSTEM - The invention concerns a subsea pumping system that comprises an reciprocating pump such as a membrane pump or a hose pump. The motive fluid for the pump is obtained from one of the well fluids which is pressurized in a separate stage.11-08-2012
20120282115METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR CONTROLLING TORQUE LOAD OF MULTIPLE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT HYDRAULIC PUMPS - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for controlling the torque load of multiple variable displacement hydraulic pumps are described herein. A pump displacement limit for each variable displacement hydraulic pump is determined using a nonlinear control law to limit the total pump torque load of the variable displacement hydraulic pumps on the engine. The value of the actual pump displacement of each variable displacement hydraulic pump is controlled based upon the respective determined pump displacement limit.11-08-2012
20120282114AIR PUMP - An air pump is provided that is configured to move and compress air into an air storage vessel at high pressure. The air pump is operable to move large volumes of air against low resistance for rapid filling of an air storage vessel.11-08-2012
20090142199Quick lift zero flutter oil service pump valve - A suction valve for a positive displacement pump. Two springs are used to actuate a valve plug. A first spring has an uncompressed length greater than a distance between a spring retainer and the valve plug, providing a preload force closing the valve. A second spring has an uncompressed length less than the distance between the retainer and the plug, providing closing force to the plug only after a preselected valve lift. The first spring is relatively light and permits rapid opening of the valve to avoid cavitation. The second spring increases the effective spring constant when the valve is open to prevent flutter and to assist in closing of the valve upon commencement of a discharge pump stroke.06-04-2009
20130183168SURFACE PUMP ASSEMBLY - A surface mounted pump assembly includes a centrifugal pump having a plurality of impellers and an electric motor adapted to drive the pump such that a thrust load from the pump is transmitted to the motor.07-18-2013
20130183167OPERATION CONTROL DEVICE FOR A POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMP, PUMP SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH - An operational control device is disclosed for a positive-displacement pump having a motor, means for actuating the motor, state sensor means for detecting an actual operating parameter (e.g., pressure) of the pump, and operating mode means for controlling an operating mode of the pump. A first actuating mode of the operating mode means is set by the actuating means below a first operating-parameter threshold value (P1). This mode brings about a constantly rising pump pressure in the direction of an operating-parameter setpoint value (Pset) in a variable manner, which is dependent on a detected change in the operating parameter over a predefined time interval. A second actuating mode is set as normal operation to the operating-parameter setpoint value by the actuating means above the first operating-parameter threshold value. P1 is fixed or is calculated as a fraction of the operating-parameter setpoint value and/or a pump parameter correlated therewith.07-18-2013
20130121847Thermodynamic Cycle and Heat Engine - A method and arrangement are for heat exchanging in and work exchanging with a working fluid in a heat engine, or a heat pump if the method and its sub-processes are substantially reversed. A thermodynamic cycle for the working fluid is approximately described through the polytropic relation PV05-16-2013
20110311374Submersible Pumping System - A technique is provided for pumping fluids in a subterranean wellbore. A submersible pumping system can be deployed in a wellbore for moving desired fluids within the wellbore. The pumping system energizes the desired fluid movement by reciprocating a working fluid between expandable members.12-22-2011
20110311373Rotary pump for a vehicle - Rotary pump intended to pump a liquid for the pollution control of exhaust gases in a system on board a vehicle and comprising a rotor (12-22-2011
20130189120METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A PERISTALTIC PUMP - A method of fluid delivery from a rotary peristaltic pump is provided. It comprises providing a roller assembly having a plurality of rollers, the roller assembly having at least one anomalous range and determining a rotational position of the plurality of rollers. The method further comprises increasing a speed of the plurality of rollers when at least one of the plurality of rollers are in the anomalous range and decreasing the speed of the plurality of rollers when each of the plurality of rollers are outside the anomalous range.07-25-2013
20130189121SWASH PLATE TYPE VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT COMPRESSOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SOLENOID THEREOF - The swash plate type variable displacement compressor includes a rotary shaft, a swash plate, a plurality of pistons, a first rotor, a second rotor, a solenoid and a cone clutch. The second rotor transmits the rotation of the first rotor to the swash plate. The solenoid produces electromagnetic force that acts on the first rotor or the second rotor so that the first rotor and the second rotor move toward each other. The cone clutch is engageable by energization of the solenoid. The cone clutch has a male cone portion and a female cone portion. The male cone portion has a conical surface provided on one of the first rotor and the second rotor. The female cone portion has a conical surface provided on the other. The conical surface of the female cone portion is connectable to and disconnectable from the conical surface of the male cone portion.07-25-2013
20120027624FLUID TRANSPORTER AND FLUID TRANSPORTER DRIVING METHOD - A fluid transporter which transports fluid by pressing a plurality of radially disposed pressing shafts against a tube held in a circular-arc shape in directions from the inside of the circular-arc shape in accordance with rotation of a rotational pressing plate having a plurality of projections on the outer circumference thereof so as to allow flow of fluid includes: a first detecting section which detects the rotation angle of the rotational pressing plate; a second detecting section which detects the rotation angle of either a driving rotor for giving a rotational force to the rotational pressing plate or a reduction transmission mechanism for connecting the driving rotor and the rotational pressing plate; a data table which shows the relationship between the rotation angle of the rotational pressing plate and a cumulative delivery amount; and a controller which controls the drive of the driving rotor.02-02-2012
20120027623METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A HOT RESTART OF A CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR - Methods, devices and systems capable of performing a hot restart of a compressor driven by a turbine are provided. The turbine has a high speed shaft and a low speed shaft connected to the compressor. A base slow roll speed at which a speed of the low speed shaft is in a slow roll range is maintained at the high speed shaft for a predetermined time. Then, when a vibration amplitude of the compressor is larger than a vibration limit, the maintaining is repeated. Otherwise, a set speed of the high speed shaft is increased, until a current speed of the low speed shaft reaches a minimum operating speed. If, while increasing the set speed, the vibration amplitude becomes larger than the vibration limit, the maintaining is repeated.02-02-2012
20120027622 Peristaltic Pump - A peristaltic pump comprises a pump unit including a pump which receives a replaceable tube. In operation, the pump unit applies a peristaltic action to the tube to induce fluid flow between inlet and outlet ends of the tube.02-02-2012
20130195684SUBSEA PUMPING SYSTEM - A technique is provided for pumping fluid in subsea applications. A self-contained pumping module is created by mounting a pumping unit on a skid that can be lowered to a sea floor. The skid comprises a support structure designed to hold the pumping unit in a desired orientation, such as an inclined orientation with respect to a base of the skid. The self-contained nature of the pumping module facilitates deployment to a sea floor/retrieval from the sea floor to enable use of the pumping module in a variety of subsea applications with reduced complexity and cost.08-01-2013
20130195680ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN HYDROGEN PRESSURE BOOSTER FOR A HYDROGEN DRIVEN VEHICLE - An electrically driven hydrogen pressure booster for a hydrogen driven vehicle includes an inlet for receiving a gas. Also included is a plurality of chambers for compressing the gas, wherein each of the plurality of chambers includes a piston operably coupled to, and driven by, a crankshaft, wherein the crankshaft is driven by an electric motor. Further included is a pipe for transferring the gas between at least two of the plurality of chambers. Yet further included is an outlet for expelling the gas.08-01-2013
20130195682Compressed Air Supply Assembly and Control Method - A compressed air supply assembly for operating a pneumatic assembly includes a compressed air supply; a compressed air connection to the pneumatic assembly; a purge connection to the environment; a pneumatic main line between the compressed air supply and the compressed air connection comprising an air dryer; a purge line between the compressed air connection and the purge connection; and a solenoid valve arrangement with a control valve to control a purge valve. The control valve is connected to a control valve connection in a pneumatic control line connected to a pressure control connection of the purge valve, and the purge valve is connected to a purge valve connection in the purge line. A pressure-maintaining device is connected to the pneumatic control line and maintains control pressure at the pressure control connection when the purge valve connection is open, independently of pressure in the purge line and/or the main line.08-01-2013
20130195685SELF-CLEANING DISC VALVE FOR PISTON PUMP - Embodiments of the present disclosure generally provide a disc-valve design with a self-cleaning feature. The self-cleaning feature may be integrated into the valve, for example, by removing a “cut-out” portion between sealing surfaces of ports. These cut-out portions may create vortices that might clean debris from the sealing surfaces. The cut-outs may also provide a place for debris to collect-keeping it away from the sealing surfaces. In addition, or as an alternative to cut-outs, some other type of mechanism, such as sealing members designed to disturb flow to sweep away debris near a sealing surface or helical grooves (rifling) formed in the ports, may also be used to promote self-cleaning.08-01-2013
20120294732Pump System and Method of Use - A pump assembly and method of use is described, wherein the pump assembly includes a housing and a pump contained in the housing, wherein the pump has a performance level. The assembly may also include an electrical inlet, a fuel inlet connection, a fuel outlet connection, a pressure regulator, a final filter, an outlet check valve connected to each pump, at least one over pressure relief valve connected to the pump and an over pressure relief passage formed around the pump in the housing, an electronic controller capable of controlling the pump, a fuel filter and a pressure regulator in the housing to form a returnless fuel supply, and/or a final filter. The assembly may be used in a multiple carburetor or fuel injector applications.11-22-2012
20130202455DISPOSABLE PUMPING SYSTEM AND COUPLER - A coupling system for receiving a push rod includes a housing defining an internal channel having a sloped wall, and a piston received within the internal channel. The piston includes at least one flexible member arranged within the channel to be acted upon by the sloped wall to engage the push rod. The only external force required to couple the push rod is an axial force on the piston in a direction. The only external force required to de-couple the push rod is an axial force on the piston in an opposite direction.08-08-2013
20130202454DOSING PUMP UNIT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DOSING PUMP UNIT - A metering pump aggregate has a metering chamber (08-08-2013
20130202453MICRO-FLUIDIC PUMP - A micro-fluidic pump comprises one or more channels having an array of resistive heaters, an inlet, outlet and a substrate as a heat sink and a means of cooling the device. The pump is operated with a fire-to-fire delay and/or a cycle-to-cycle delay to control the pumping rate and minimize heating of liquid inside the pump during its operation.08-08-2013
20120063924RECIPROCATING FLUID PUMPS INCLUDING MAGNETS, DEVICES INCLUDING MAGNETS FOR USE WITH RECIPROCATING FLUID PUMPS, AND RELATED METHODS - Reciprocating fluid pumps include a plunger configured to expand and compress in a reciprocating action to pump fluid, and one or more magnets carried by the plunger. The one or more magnets may be used to impart a force on the plunger when the plunger expands and compresses in the reciprocating action within a pump body responsive to a magnetic field. Shuttle valves for shifting flow of pressurized fluid between at least two conduits include a spool movable within a valve body and one or more magnets carried by the spool. The one or more magnets may be used to impart a force on the spool responsive to a magnetic field. Reciprocating fluid pumps may include such shuttle valves. Methods include forming and using such pumps and shuttle valves.03-15-2012
20130209276HYDRAULIC CONTROL SYSTEM - The invention relates to a hydraulic system comprising a source of high pressure (A), a consumer (C) connectable to the source of high pressure (A) via a flow control valve (08-15-2013
20130209277SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING A DISC PUMP SYSTEM USING RFID - A disc pump system includes a pump body having a substantially cylindrical shape defining a cavity for containing a fluid, the cavity being formed by a side wall closed at both ends by substantially circular end walls, at least one of the end walls being a driven end wall. The system includes an actuator operatively associated with the driven end wall to cause an oscillatory motion of the driven end and an isolator is operatively associated with the peripheral portion of the driven end wall to reduce damping of the displacement oscillations. The isolator comprises a flexible material, which in turn includes an RFID tag.08-15-2013
20130209278SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTION IN A DISC PUMP - A disc pump system includes a pump body having a substantially cylindrical shape defining a cavity for containing a fluid, the cavity being formed by a side wall closed at both ends by substantially circular end walls, at least one of the end walls being a driven end wall having a central portion and a peripheral portion extending radially outwardly from the central portion of the driven end wall. The system includes an electrochemical detection system including a working electrode, a reference electrode, and an auxiliary electrode. The electrochemical detection system functions to detect the presence of a target gas in the fluid that flows through the pump body.08-15-2013
20130209279SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REGULATING THE TEMPERATURE OF A DISC PUMP SYSTEM - A disc pump system includes a pump body having a substantially cylindrical shape defining a cavity for containing a fluid, and an actuator operatively associated with the central portion of a driven end wall to cause an oscillatory motion of the driven end wall thereby generating displacement oscillations with an annular node between the center of the driven end wall and the side wall when in use. A heating element is thermally coupled to the actuator to maintain the actuator at a target temperature.08-15-2013
20130209280Membrane Pump Having an Inertially Controlled Leakage Compensation Valve - The present invention concerns a membrane pump having a hydraulic chamber (08-15-2013

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