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Automatic hydraulic/pneumatic flow rectifier for bi-directional pumps

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An apparatus includes a piston/rod assembly comprising a piston and a housing. The piston is translatable within the housing. The housing comprises a housing power side and a housing filler side. The housing power side comprises a housing power side intake/exhaust tap. The housing filler side comprises a housing filler side intake/exhaust tap. The apparatus also includes a flow rectifier comprising a flow rectifier power side and a flow rectifier filler side. The flow rectifier power side comprises a flow rectifier power side intake/exhaust tap communicating with the housing power side intake/exhaust tap. The flow rectifier filler side intake/exhaust tap communicates with the housing tiller side intake/exhaust tap.

Inventors: 
Mccormick, Michael E.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Mechanical and Fluid Systems
FIle Date: 
2010-06-07
Grant Date: 
2014-02-18
Grant time: 
1,352 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
24
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY