Patent Number: 8,821,138

Title: Gerotor apparatus for a quasi-isothermal Brayton cycle engine

Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a gerotor apparatus includes an outer gerotor having an outer gerotor chamber, an inner gerotor, at least a portion of which is disposed within the outer gerotor chamber, and a synchronizing apparatus operable to control the rotation of the inner gerotor relative to the outer gerotor. The inner gerotor includes one or more entrance passages operable to communicate a lubricant into the outer gerotor chamber.

Inventors: Holtzapple; Mark T. (College Station, TX), Rabroker; George A. (College Station, TX)

Assignee: The Texas A&M University System

International Classification: F03C 2/00 (20060101); F04C 2/00 (20060101); F03C 4/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018