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Intersecting vane machines

United States Patent

January 16, 2007
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The invention provides a toroidal intersecting vane machine incorporating intersecting rotors to form primary and secondary chambers whose porting configurations minimize friction and maximize efficiency. Specifically, it is an object of the invention to provide a toroidal intersecting vane machine that greatly reduces the frictional losses through meshing surfaces without the need for external gearing by modifying the function of one or the other of the rotors from that of "fluid moving" to that of "valving" thereby reducing the pressure loads and associated inefficiencies at the interface of the meshing surfaces. The inventions described herein relate to these improvements.
Bailey; H. Sterling (Los Gatos, CA), Chomyszak; Stephen M. (Attleboro, MA)
Mechanology, Inc. (Attleboro, MA)
10/ 744,230
December 22, 2003
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT The invention was supported, in whole or in part, by a grant from Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.