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FREE PISTON LINEAR MOTOR COMPRESSOR AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS OF OPERATION

United States Patent Application

20180051690
A1
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A linear motor compressor including a compressor housing and a cylinder housing having a plurality of opposing compression chambers. A piston freely reciprocates within the cylinder housing using a linear electric motor. A piston position feedback control system provides adaptive current output as a function of position feedback and/or velocity feedback from the piston and/or the electric motor, to directly power and control the electric motor, wherein the piston reciprocates without assistance from a mechanical spring or other equivalent centering force.
STAIR, Jason (Chicago, IL), LINDSAY, Anthony (Geneva, IL), LEWIS, Michael (Austin, TX), ZOWARKA, Raymond (Austin, TX), PRATAP, Siddharth (Austin, TX), HEARN, Clay (Austin, TX), PENNEY, Charles (Round Rock, TX), WORTHINGTON, Michael (Spicewood, TX), LIU, Hsing-Pang (Austin, TX)
GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (DES PLAINES IL), BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (AUSTIN TX)
15/ 785,963
October 17, 2017
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-AR0000257 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.