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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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Box 89, Wellesley, MA 02181)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
OSTI Identifier:
865581
Patent Number(s):
4540185
Assignee:
Hoult, David P. (Box 89, Wellesley, MA 02181) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-80ER10743
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gas-lubricated; seal; sealing; piston; cylinder; wall; piston-cylinder; gas; lubricant; runner; supported; gapless; structure; placed; space; deformed; elastically; influence; operating; pressures; follow; compensate; variations; fit; maintain; operating pressure; operating pressures; cylinder wall; /277/

Citation Formats

Hoult, David P. Gas-lubricated seal for sealing between a piston and a cylinder wall. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Hoult, David P. Gas-lubricated seal for sealing between a piston and a cylinder wall. United States.
Hoult, David P. Tue . "Gas-lubricated seal for sealing between a piston and a cylinder wall". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865581.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
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