06729855 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 1 patents.

An oil pump for an internal combustion engine includes a pump body with a first gear chamber and a second gear chamber, and a cover mounting to the pump body. The pump also has a check valve and a pressure relief valve in fluid communication with the gear chambers. The oil pump has a supply set of intermeshing involute spur gears in the first gear chamber with nine involute teeth. A return set of intermeshing involute spur gears with the same gear profile as the supply gears is housed in the second gear chamber. Both sets of gears are driven by a common drive shaft so that the pump may be retrofitted to existing engines. The profile of the gears provides for improved pump volume without increasing angular velocity or gear diameter over gears of the prior art. The return gears are deeper than the supply gears to provide an improved supply to return flow ratio.

Title
Oil pump and gears
Application Number
10/61968
Publication Number
6729855 (B2)
Application Date
February 1, 2002
Publication Date
May 4, 2004
Inventor
Todd Olson
Viroqua
WI, US
Brent Glick
Viola
WI, US
James B Havlik
Viola
WI, US
Agent
Merchant & Gould P C
US
Assignee
S & S Cycle
WI, US
IPC
F04B 49/00
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