Patent Number: 6,250,895

Title: Linear compressor

Abstract: A linear compressor comprises a cylinder 10, a piston 20, a linear motor comprising a movable member 40 as well as a stationary member 50, a piston body 28, a discharge mechanism 60, a spring mechanism 70, a vessel 80, a supporting mechanism 90 and the like. A cylindrical holding member 41 is contact with a flange 24 connected to the piston and supported concentrically with the piston 20. A permanent magnet 42 is sandwiched between the cylindrical holding member 41 and a cylindrical body 43. Cylindrical inner yoke 51 and outer yoke 52 of the stationary member 50 are fixed to the cylinder 10, and held concentrically with the piston 20. With the above structure, the movable 40 is smoothly moved together with the piston 20, and a fine gap between the movable member 40 and the stationary member 50 is always maintained stationary. Further, since the linear motor is in contact with the piston 20, the overall length of the linear compressor is shortened, and the linear compressor is reduced in size. Therefore, it is possible to easily mount the movable member to the piston with high precision, and it is possible to easily mount the permanent magnet of the movable member with high precision.

Inventors: Kawahara; Sadao (Shiga, JP), Akazawa; Teruyuki (Shiga, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: F04B 35/00 (20060101); F04B 35/04 (20060101); F04B 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018