US 9,810,223 B2
Electric pump
Masaru Irie, Shizuoka (JP); and Toshihiro Matsuura, Hamamatsu (JP)
Assigned to ASMO Co., Ltd., Shizuoka-ken (JP)
Filed by ASMO CO., LTD., Shizuoka-ken (JP)
Filed on Sep. 17, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/29,605.
Claims priority of application No. 2012-207331 (JP), filed on Sep. 20, 2012; application No. 2012-207332 (JP), filed on Sep. 20, 2012; and application No. 2012-233688 (JP), filed on Oct. 23, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0079578 A1, Mar. 20, 2014
Int. Cl. F04C 2/08 (2006.01); F04D 13/06 (2006.01); F04C 2/10 (2006.01); F04C 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC F04D 13/06 (2013.01) [F04C 2/086 (2013.01); F04C 2/102 (2013.01); F04C 11/008 (2013.01); F04C 2230/603 (2013.01); F04C 2240/808 (2013.01)] 3 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electric pump comprising:
a rotary shaft having a first end region and a second end region in an axial direction;
a motor rotor located in the first axial end region of the rotary shaft;
a pump rotor located in the second axial end region of the rotary shaft; and
a pump housing, which rotationally supports the rotary shaft and holds the pump rotor, wherein
the pump housing includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion, the first housing portion having an accommodating recess, which opens toward the motor rotor and accommodates the pump rotor, the second housing portion having a blocking portion closing the accommodating recess,
the accommodating recess and the blocking portion form a pump chamber, and
the first housing portion has a suction port for drawing fluid into the pump chamber and a discharge port for discharging the fluid drawn into the pump chamber to the outside of the pump chamber, wherein
the first housing portion has a first shaft supporting hole,
the second housing portion has a second shaft supporting hole,
the pump housing supports the rotary shaft via the first shaft supporting hole at a first side of the pump rotor in the axial direction and supports the rotary shaft via the second shaft supporting hole at a second side of the pump rotor in the axial direction,
the rotary shaft is supported by the pump housing such that a bearing clearance in the radial direction is provided between the rotary shaft and an inner surface of each of the first and second shaft holes,
the pump rotor is an internal gear pump rotor that includes an inner rotor and an outer rotor, the inner rotor being fixed to the rotary shaft to rotate integrally with the rotary shaft, and the outer rotor being rotationally accommodated in the accommodating recess and meshing with the inner rotor,
the inner rotor is configured such that a clearance in the axial direction is provided between the inner rotor and an inner bottom surface of the accommodating recess and between the inner rotor and the blocking portion, and
the size of the axial clearance is determined such that the inner rotor is separated from the inner bottom surface of the accommodating recess and the blocking portion even if the tilting of the rotary shaft is maximized in a range allowable in relation to the bearing clearance.