|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||384/106 ; 384/103 ; 384/104|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 54 인용 특허 : 0|
A compliant foil hydrodynamic fluid film radial bearing is disclosed which is comprised of a cylindrical rotor, fluid foil(s), spring foil(s), and a foil retaining cartridge. The cartridge has circumferentially undulating cam shaped lobes or has circumferential ramps and joggles that induce the spring and fluid foils to form converging fluid-dynamic wedge channels which compress and pressurize the process fluid and diverging channels which draw in makeup fluid. A spring foil is formed as a thin, flat sheet having chemically etched slots of a pattern that...
A compliant foil hydrodynamic fluid film radial bearing comprising: a cartridge housing defining an aperture having a non-circular, interior contour, a spring foil member disposed within said aperture of said cartridge housing and conforming to said non-circular, interior contour, a fluid foil member disposed within said spring foil member and conforming to the shape of said non-circular interior contour, and a rotor rotatably positioned within said fluid foil member, said spring foil member and said aperture of said cartridge housing wherein, rotation o...