System and method for pump with deformable bearing surface

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2012-05-01

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Richard W. Smalling
Jeffrey R. Gohean
Thomas D. Pate
Raul G. Longoria

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Systems and methods for pumping fluid comprising a pumping chamber, a pump inlet, a pump outlet, a valving mechanism, and a drive piston or pumping chamber wall including a deformable surface configured to provide elastohydrodynamic lubrication during operation.

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