Patents Assigned to Moog Inc.
  • Patent number: 11581762
    Abstract: A claw-pole motor having a rotor assembly orientated about a longitudinal axis, a stator assembly having a first plurality of stator teeth and a second plurality of stator teeth orientated radially about the longitudinal axis and extending axially in opposite directions to each other and alternating about the longitudinal axis, a first gap in the stator assembly orientated about the longitudinal axis, a second gap orientated about the longitudinal axis and extending both axially and radially between the first plurality of stator teeth and the second plurality of stator teeth, first electromagnetic windings disposed in the first gap and second electromagnetic windings disposed in the second gap, the first and second windings configured to be selectively energized to exert a torque on the rotor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Gerbetz
  • Patent number: 11559898
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system, method, apparatus and computer-readable medium for teleoperation. An exemplary system includes a robot machine having a machine body, at least one sensor, at least one robot processor, and at least one user processor operable to maintain a user simulation model of the robot machine and the environment surrounding the robot machine, the at least one user processor being remote from the robot machine. The system further includes at least one user interface comprising a haptic user interface operable to receive user commands and to transmit the user commands to the user simulation model, a display operable to display a virtual representation of the user simulation model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Fattey, Jos Meuleman, Gonzalo Rey
  • Patent number: 11555528
    Abstract: A vibration suppression unit for an aircraft comprising a vibration control frame adapted to be mounted to the aircraft and to rotate about a central axis, a first motor configured to rotate the vibration control frame about the central axis, a second motor configured to rotate a first and second center of mass about a first and second axis or rotation, a third motor configured to adjust a variable distance between the first and second centers of mass and the first and second axis of rotation, respectively, and a controller for receiving input signals and outputting command signals to the first, second and third motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: John Kopp
  • Patent number: 11509203
    Abstract: A claw-pole motor comprising a non-magnetic rotary shaft having a longitudinal axis, a plurality of flux concentrators extending along the longitudinal axis of the rotary shaft, and a plurality of magnetic claw poles extending along the longitudinal axis of the rotary shaft, each of the plurality of flux concentrators alternating with each of the magnetic claw poles about the rotary shaft, and a stator having a plurality of coil assemblies, each coil assembly including a solenoid coil and an enclosure having a upper portion and lower portion, the upper portion and the lower portion of the enclosure having alternating stator teeth about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Zong-Ping Zhao
  • Patent number: 11472540
    Abstract: A vibration suppression unit for an aircraft comprising a mass having a center of mass, a first rotor, a second rotor, a first coupling between the first rotor and the mass, a second coupling between the second rotor and the mass, the first and second couplings having first and second coupling centers offset perpendicularly from a central axis of rotation by different radial distances and offset in axially from the center of mass with respect to the central axis by different axial distances, the first and second coupling centers having a selectively variable displacement angle defined by the angle between lines extending between the central axis of rotation and the first coupling center and the second coupling center, respectively, wherein the first rotor and the second rotor are controllable to produce a vibration control force vector having a controllable magnitude and frequency about the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: John Kopp
  • Patent number: 11431211
    Abstract: A rotor assembly of an electric motor generally comprises a center shaft configured to rotate about a longitudinal axis and a plurality of spacers extending radially outward from the center shaft, the spacers fixedly attached to the center shaft. A plurality of axially stacked annular laminations are coaxially aligned with the center shaft and radially supported on an inner circumferential surface by the plurality of spacers. Each of the plurality of spacers has, at each axial end of the stacked annular laminations, first and second axial restraining elements extending in an outward radial direction beyond the inner circumferential surface of the plurality of stacked annular laminations. The plurality of stacked annular laminations are compressed between the first axial restraining element and the second axial restraining element, such that an axial compression force is applied to the plurality of stacked laminations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: Ping Peter Zhong
  • Patent number: 11396369
    Abstract: A vibration suppression unit for an aircraft comprising a mass assembly having a center of mass and a frequency rotor having a frequency center axis offset from a central axis of rotation and driven to rotate about the central axis, a vibration control amplitude rotor rotationally coupled to the mass assembly and having an amplitude center axis offset from the central axis driven independently of the frequency rotor to rotate about the central axis, the amplitude center axis and the frequency center axis having a selectively variable displacement angle defined by an inclusive angle between a line extending between the central axis and the amplitude center axis and a line extending between the central axis and the frequency center axis, wherein the amplitude rotor and the frequency rotor are controllable to produce a vibration control force vector having a controllable magnitude and frequency about the central axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: John Kopp
  • Patent number: 11393347
    Abstract: An aerial vehicle traffic control system comprising a ground system, an unmanned aerial vehicle, a wireless communications link between the ground system and the unmanned aerial vehicle, the unmanned aerial vehicle configured to travel in a three-dimensional airspace, the three-dimensional airspace partitioned into multiple individual three-dimensional virtual cells, a database having a unique authorization token associated with each of the virtual cells, a transaction processing engine configured to assign each token in the database to no more than one unmanned aerial vehicle at a time, and a controller configured to control the unmanned aerial vehicle such that the unmanned aerial vehicle is restricted from entering a cell without first being assigned the token for such cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Gonzalo J. Rey, Ralph M. Kling
  • Patent number: 11349368
    Abstract: An electric motor built for exposure to high pressure fluid includes a unitary metal sleeve that provides a fluid barrier between the rotor and the stator. An overmolded resin encapsulates the stator windings and reinforces the sleeve to minimize deformation of the sleeve under high fluid pressures. The overmolded resin also fixes the positions of insulation displacement connectors connected to the stator windings, thereby avoiding mechanical brackets and fasteners for holding the insulation displacement connectors in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Carroll, Lee L. Snider, Mohammad Khandan-Barani, Ronald G. Flanary, Allen Duncan, Travis S. King
  • Patent number: 11274533
    Abstract: A linear actuator for pumping comprising a stator having an inner opening, a shaft having a plurality of permanent magnets spaced linearly in the axial direction, the shaft disposed in the stator opening and configured to reciprocate linearly in the axial direction relative to the stator, the stator comprising a first stator assembly having a plurality of pole sections spaced linearly in the axial direction and a plurality of coils disposed therebetween, a second stator assembly having a plurality of pole sections spaced linearly in the axial direction and a plurality of coils disposed therebetween, a bearing assembly positioned axially between the first stator assembly and the second stator assembly, and the bearing assembly having a width that is a function of the spacing of the plurality of pole sections of the first stator assembly and the second assembly and the spacing of the plurality of permanent magnets of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory M. Harnsberger, Carl Deirmengian, Brian Williams, David P. Cardamone, John C. Layer
  • Patent number: 11256035
    Abstract: A fiber optic rotary connection having first and second elements rotatable relative to each other, the second element having a first subassembly rotatable about a first axis, a second subassembly rotatable about a second axis not parallel to the first axis, and first and second collimators, the first element having third and fourth collimators, one of the second and fourth collimators orientated coincident with the first rotational axis, the other of the second and fourth collimators orientated parallel to the first rotational axis, one of the first and third collimators orientated coincident with the second rotational axis, the other of the first and third collimators orientated parallel to or coincident with the second rotational axis, whereby an optical signal may be transmitted across a rotary interface between the first and second elements in a first optical path and an optical signal may be transmitted across the rotary interface in a second optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: Stefan K. Jericho
  • Patent number: 11248698
    Abstract: An actuator system comprising a shared link arranged to pivot about a first axis relative to a reference structure, a controlled element arranged to pivot about a second axis relative to the reference structure, a first member arranged to pivot about a third axis relative to the shared link and a fourth axis relative to the controlled member, a first actuator arranged to control a first variable distance between the third axis and fourth axis, a second member arranged to pivot about a fifth axis relative to the shared link and a sixth axis relative to the controlled element, a second actuator arranged to control a second variable distance between the fifth axis and the sixth axis, the system configured such that a change in the first variable distance causes rotation of the controlled element about the second axis when the second variable distance is constant and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: John Kopp
  • Patent number: 11214985
    Abstract: A ball-latch mechanism comprising a plunger supported in a housing and linearly movable from a loaded to an extended position, a trigger rotatable from a latched position, which interferes with linear movement of the plunger, to an unlatched position, which permits linear movement of the plunger from the loaded position, a bias element biasing the plunger from the loaded position, a cocking mechanism comprising a lever arm rotatable about a lever axis from a retracted position within the housing, wherein a bearing surface of the lever arm is outside of a range of motion of the plunger, and a cocked position, wherein the bearing surface of the lever arm bears against the plunger and the plunger is in the loaded position, whereby the plunger may be forced to the loaded position by the lever arm by application of torque to a torque receiving surface of the lever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Glen C. Hawkins, John A. Andrews, Robert G. Pace
  • Patent number: 11204597
    Abstract: A method for verifying and authenticating additive manufactured products utilizing extraterrestrial communication including generating a product geometry file, recording to a distributed transaction register stored on a server network having a plurality of node servers a first transaction reflecting the product geometry file, the first transaction having a first output associated with the first transaction and including a blockchain address, transmitting the first output between a terrestrial transceiver that is communicatively connected to the server network and an extraterrestrial transceiver that is communicatively connected to the terrestrial transceiver, and printing, with a 3D additive printer, a product that utilizes the product geometry file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: George L. Small, James F. van Oss, James A. Regenor, Paul K. Guerrier, George Baggs, Jason C. Jones
  • Patent number: 11169503
    Abstract: A method for verifying and authenticating additive manufactured products utilizing extraterrestrial communication including generating a product geometry file, recording to a distributed transaction register stored on a server network having a plurality of node servers a first transaction reflecting the product geometry file, the first transaction having a first output associated with the first transaction and including a blockchain address, transmitting the first output between a terrestrial transceiver that is communicatively connected to the server network and an extraterrestrial transceiver that is communicatively connected to the terrestrial transceiver, and printing, with a 3D additive printer, a product that utilizes the product geometry file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: George L. Small, James F. van Oss, James A. Regenor, Paul K. Guerrier, George Baggs, Jason C. Jones
  • Patent number: 11159102
    Abstract: A voltage converter (110, 210) having a first bidirectional voltage line (112, 212), a second bidirectional voltage line (114, 214), a power storage element (L1) arranged between the first bidirectional voltage line and the second bidirectional voltage line, a switch element electronically coupled to the power storage element, a controller (141) for controlling the switch, and the controller configured and arranged to adjust a current flow between the first voltage line and the second voltage line such that a voltage level on the second bidirectional voltage line is substantially maintained at a target DC voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Underhill, Danielle Reni, Raymond Druce
  • Patent number: 11112771
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system uses a trained artificial intelligence module as part of a closed-loop control structure for adjusting the initial set of build parameters in-process to improve part quality. The closed-loop control structure includes a slow control loop taking into account in-process build layer images, and may include fast control loop taking into account melt pool monitoring data. The artificial intelligence module is trained using outputs from a plurality of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) tasked with evaluating build layer images captured in-process and images of finished parts captured post-process. The post process images may include two-dimensional images of sectioned finished parts and three-dimensional CAT scan images of finished parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Guerrier, George Baggs
  • Patent number: 11107168
    Abstract: A method for the verification and authentication of additive manufactured product, comprising the steps of receiving, from a customer, at least one customer requirement for a product, deriving at least one manufacturing requirement and generating a product geometry file for the product, recording, by a first computing device, to a distributed transaction register, a first transaction reflecting certification of the product geometry file, obtaining a first output reflecting the first transaction, printing the product with a 3D printer, recording, by a second computing device, to the distributed transaction register, a second transaction reflecting the printing of the product and the first output, obtaining a second output reflecting the second transaction, embedding within the product a unique code reflecting the second output, whereby the product geometry file and the printing of said product may be verified with the unique code such that the product may be authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: George L. Small, James F. van Oss, James A. Regenor, Paul K. Guerrier
  • Patent number: 11097050
    Abstract: A multi-lumen sensing system (10) includes medical tubing (20) having a plurality of lumens (22A, 22B) and at least one secondary passageway (24) extending in an axial direction of the medical tubing, wherein the secondary passageway is between the plurality of lumens. The multi-lumen sensing system may include a sensing receptacle (30) defining a channel (32) in which a lengthwise portion of the medical tubing is received. A plurality of ultrasonic transmitting elements (40T, 42T) may be arranged within the secondary passageway of the medical tubing or as part of the sensing receptacle for transmitting respective ultrasonic signals across the lumens to a corresponding plurality of ultrasonic receiving elements (40R, 42R) of the sensing receptacle. Alternatively, the sensing receptacle may include a plurality of ultrasonic transmitting and receiving elements (40, 42, 44) transmitting respective signals across the lumens for return reflection at an interface of the secondary passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Nate Pierce, Larry Clayton, Timothy Riley
  • Patent number: 11081913
    Abstract: A stator made from a ribbon of metal having multiple layers of slit metal, and motors made therefrom are described. A ribbon having multiple layers of metal is formed into a stator such as by flattening or pleating the ribbon to form each pole of a stator having a plurality of stator teeth, or poles. The stator formed from the metal ribbon may be configured into any suitable type of motor, such as an axial transverse flu motor. A magnetic flu return may also be made out of metal ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: David Calley