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1. (WO2001038736) CONNECTING ROD WITH INTEGRAL GREASE RESERVOIR AND BLEED HOLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/038736    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/031814
Publication Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Nov 18 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: F04B 39/14
Applicants: THOMAS INDUSTRIES INC.
Inventors: ROZEK, Roy, J.
Title: CONNECTING ROD WITH INTEGRAL GREASE RESERVOIR AND BLEED HOLE
Abstract:
A connecting rod (34) for a piston compressor including a generally vertical oriented rod section (78) having a piston end and a connecting end (82). A non-through bore (30) formed in the connecting end (82) receives a pin (28) mounted eccentrically on a shaft (22), such that rotation of the shaft causes the rod section to reciprocate. A bleed hole (82, 204) formed in an inside end of the bore allows air in the bore to escape during assembly. When a lubricant is disposed in the bore, the bleed hole (84) is shaped to inhibit an excess amount of lubricant from escaping therethrough.