Patent Number: 6,296,439

Title: Regenerative turbine pump impeller

Abstract: A regenerative turbine impeller comprises an annular disk having an annular partition wall extending radially therefrom. A first plurality of circumferentially spaced turbine vanes provided on one side of the partition wall radially projecting from the annular disk and have a radial length greater than the partition wall. A second plurality of circumferentially spaced turbine vanes circumferentially spaced about the disk extend radially therefrom and are provided on a second side of the partition wall. The second plurality of vanes rotationally staggered with respect to the first plurality of turbine vanes.

Inventors: Yu; Dequan (Ann Arbor, MI), Verkleeren; Ronald Luce (Dearborn, MI)

Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: F04D 29/18 (20060101); F04D 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018