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Title: Gas-lubricated seal for sealing between a piston and a cylinder wall

Abstract

A piston-cylinder seal uses gas for a lubricant and has a runner supported on a gapless structure and placed in the space between the piston and the cylinder wall. The runner is deformed elastically under the influence of the operating pressures to follow and compensate for variations in the piston-cylinder fit and maintain a seal. 4 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
7249555
Patent Number(s):
4540185 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-620159
Assignee:
CHO; EDB-94-123775
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-80ER10743
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 13 Jun 1984
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; PISTONS; SEALS; DESIGN; CYLINDERS; DEFORMATION; LUBRICATION; MACHINE PARTS; 330100* - Internal Combustion Engines

Citation Formats

Hoult, D P. Gas-lubricated seal for sealing between a piston and a cylinder wall. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Hoult, D P. Gas-lubricated seal for sealing between a piston and a cylinder wall. United States.
Hoult, D P. Tue . "Gas-lubricated seal for sealing between a piston and a cylinder wall". United States.
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