Connected Chevron Expander
Original Publication Date: 1981-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
Chevron expanders having alternate chevrons connected are shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2. In Fig. 1, every other chevron is alternately connected on the left and right sides. In Fig. 2, every other chevron is alternately connected on the right side. A further embodiment (not shown) would be to alternately connect the chevrons on the left side. These expander designs have higher operating margins than expanders without these connections.