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Method and apparatus for pressurizing vaporous fluids

United States Patent

October 23, 2001
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Pump apparatus according to the present invention may comprise a pump body having a bore therein and a piston mounted within the bore so that the piston may be reciprocated within the bore between first and second positions. A sleeve seal assembly mounted to the pump body contacts the piston as the piston moves between the first and second positions. A piston seal assembly mounted to the piston contacts the bore in the pump body and is located on the piston so that the piston seal assembly does not contact the sleeve seal assembly as the piston is reciprocated between the first and second positions within the bore of the pump body.
Bingham; Dennis N. (Idaho Falls, ID), Ferguson; Russell L. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Bechtel BWXT Idaho LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
09/ 324,890
June 3, 1999
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-94ID13223 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company.