Image Number 10 for United States Patent #7614792.
A compliant foil fluid film bearing or seal apparatus includes a bushing having a plurality of peripherally separate bushing segments. The bushing has a bore defined therethrough, with a peripheral portion of the bore being defined on each bushing segment. A plurality of compliant foils is carried by the bushing, with at least one of the compliant foils being disposed on each bushing segment. A plurality of foil undersprings is disposed beneath the plurality of compliant foils.