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Title: Flexure bearing support, with particular application to Stirling machines

Abstract

The use of flexures in the form of flat spiral springs cut from sheet metal materials provides support for coaxial non-rotating linear reciprocating members in power conversion machinery, such as Stirling cycle engines or heat pumps. They permit operation with little or no rubbing contact or other wear mechanisms. The relatively movable members include one member having a hollow interior structure within which the flexures are located. The flexures permit limited axial movement between the interconnected members, but prevent adverse rotational movement and radial displacement from their desired coaxial positions. 8 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Stirling TechnologyCompany
OSTI Identifier:
242579
Patent Number(s):
5,522,214
Application Number:
PAN: 8-105,156
Assignee:
Stirling Technology Co., Kennewick, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-90ER80864
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 4 Jun 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; STIRLING ENGINES; SUPPORTS; DESIGN; FLEXURAL STRENGTH; WEAR RESISTANCE; OPERATION; FLEXIBILITY

Citation Formats

Beckett, C D, Lauhala, V C, Neely, R, Penswick, L B, Ritter, D C, Nelson, R L, and Wimer, B P. Flexure bearing support, with particular application to Stirling machines. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Beckett, C D, Lauhala, V C, Neely, R, Penswick, L B, Ritter, D C, Nelson, R L, & Wimer, B P. Flexure bearing support, with particular application to Stirling machines. United States.
Beckett, C D, Lauhala, V C, Neely, R, Penswick, L B, Ritter, D C, Nelson, R L, and Wimer, B P. Tue . "Flexure bearing support, with particular application to Stirling machines". United States.
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abstractNote = {The use of flexures in the form of flat spiral springs cut from sheet metal materials provides support for coaxial non-rotating linear reciprocating members in power conversion machinery, such as Stirling cycle engines or heat pumps. They permit operation with little or no rubbing contact or other wear mechanisms. The relatively movable members include one member having a hollow interior structure within which the flexures are located. The flexures permit limited axial movement between the interconnected members, but prevent adverse rotational movement and radial displacement from their desired coaxial positions. 8 figs.},
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