Patent Number: 6,168,403

Title: Rotating compressor bearing with dual taper

Abstract: A unique bearing system for particular use in scroll compressors includes a pair of spaced tapered portions. Upon misalignment of the shaft, the tapered portions contact the bearing and provide surface contact between the shaft and the bearing. This allows the bearing to more easily distribute the loads that are placed onto the bearing during shaft misalignment.

Inventors: Bush; James W. (Skaneateles, NY)

Assignee: Carrier Corporation

International Classification: F01C 21/02 (20060101); F01C 21/00 (20060101); F04C 29/00 (20060101); F01C 001/00 (); F04C 001/04 (); F16C 023/04 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018