Patent Number: 6,966,751

Title: Turbine vibrator

Abstract: A turbine vibrator including a housing having a first end and a second end and a generally cylindrical internal surface forming a cylindrical central chamber. An end cap is attached to each end of the housing including one or more outlet ports in fluid communication with the central chamber. A turbine wheel is located within the central chamber of the housing and is rotatably supported by the end caps. The turbine wheel includes a central shaft, a cylindrical wall extending concentrically about the central shaft, and an eccentric weight extending between the shaft and the cylindrical wall. A rotor including a plurality of teeth formed from an elastomeric material extends around the cylindrical wall. A cap cover including one or more outlet ports is attached to each end cap with a muffler member disposed between the outlet ports in the end cap and the outlet ports in the cap cover.

Inventors: Masterson; Michael J. (Bradford, IL), Swearingen; Terry L. (Wyanet, IL)

Assignee: Martin Engineering Company

International Classification: F01D 1/00 (20060101); F01D 15/00 (20060101); F01D 15/06 (20060101); F01D 1/34 (20060101); F01D 005/28 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018