|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||92/200 ; 277/26 ; 277/27 ; 277/165|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 21 인용 특허 : 1|
An improved piston ring assembly, particularly for a Stirling engine, comprises a piston ring made from a TFE fluorocarbon such as Rulon which is disposed in a piston ring groove and is acted upon by an annular bi-metal element disposed between the groove and the ring. When the engine is cold, the bi-metal element urges the ring outwardly so that a flat radially outer surface of the ring is forced into face-to-face contact with the cylinder wall. When the engine has warmed up, the force of the element of the piston ring is relaxed and the thermal expansi...
In an engine having a reciprocating piston axially stroking within a walled cylinder by a pressure differential acting on opposite axial sides of the piston and an annular piston ring disposed in an annular piston ring groove around the piston for sealing between the piston and the wall of the cylinder to resist leakage past the piston, the improvement characterized in that the piston ring is endowed with a flat radially outwardly facing annular axial surface confronting the cylinder wall, temperature responsive means arranged within the groove for coact...