Patents Assigned to Nidec Corporation
  • Publication number: 20220255378
    Abstract: A rotor includes: a shaft; a tubular rotor core; and a plurality of magnets. The shaft extends along a center axis. The rotor core surrounds the shaft. The plurality of magnets is disposed outside the rotor core in a radial direction and is aligned in a circumferential direction. A plurality of first recessed portions recessed outward in the radial direction is aligned in the circumferential direction in an inner surface of the rotor core in the radial direction. Each of the first recessed portions overlaps each of the magnets in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya UEDA, Toshiyuki SASAKI, Yabo HU
  • Publication number: 20220250713
    Abstract: A drive device includes a motor having a motor shaft, an output part outputting a rotational force to the outside, a gear part transmitting the rotational force of the motor shaft to the output part, and a housing having an internal space in which the motor, a portion of the output part, and the gear part are accommodated. The housing includes a support member of which at least a portion is disposed in the internal space. The gear part includes at least one gear shaft rotatably supported by the housing via two bearing parts disposed away from each other in an axial direction. The at least one gear shaft is rotatably supported by the support member via the bearing part on one side in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro KURAMOTO, Toshiyuki SASAKI, Takeshi OHIRO
  • Publication number: 20220250714
    Abstract: A drive device includes a motor, an output part outputting torque to the outside, a gear part transmitting torque of the motor to the output part, and a housing having an internal space. The gear part includes at least one gear shaft extending in an axial direction, to which at least one gear is fixed, and a gear case accommodating the gear. The gear case includes a wall part facing an outer circumferential surface of the accommodated gear in a radial direction and extending in a circumferential direction and an opening adjacent to the wall part in the circumferential direction and penetrating in the radial direction. The opening faces the housing in the radial direction, and in a rotation direction of the gear, the wall part includes a front end disposed on a front side of the opening and adjacent to the opening. The front end contacts the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro KURAMOTO, Toshiyuki SASAKI, Takeshi OHIRO
  • Publication number: 20220255381
    Abstract: A rotor includes a shaft, a cylindrical rotor core, a connector, magnets and a cover. The shaft extends along a central axis. The rotor core surrounds the shaft. The connector is provided radially inside the rotor core and connects the rotor core and the shaft. The magnets are provided radially outside the rotor core along a circumferential direction. The cover is provided radially outside the magnets. The connector includes a cylindrical body surrounding the shaft and a flange. The flange extends radially outward from one axial end of the body and faces the magnets in the axial direction. The cover includes a peripheral surface and an eave. The peripheral surface faces the magnets in a radial direction. The eave extends radially inward from an other axial end of the peripheral surface and faces the magnets in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya UEDA, Toshiyuki SASAKI
  • Patent number: 11411453
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor with a shaft disposed along a central axis, a stator including coils and facing the rotor via a gap in a radial direction, bus-bars electrically connected to the stator, and bus-bar holders on one side in the axial direction of the stator that are distinct members separated from each other. The coils define coil groups having power systems different from each other. Each of the bus-bar holders holds at least one of the bus-bars different from each other. In each of the bus-bar holders, at least one of the bus-bars held on the bus-bar holder includes a connection terminal electrically connected to an electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Iwano, Tatsuya Onishi, Kosuke Ogawa, Takashi Seguchi
  • Patent number: 11407272
    Abstract: A blower apparatus includes an impeller and a casing that accommodates the impeller. The casing includes an upper wall including an intake port, a lower wall, a side wall that includes an exhaust port, and a tongue portion connected to the upper wall. The side wall includes a first side wall, and a second side wall disposed downstream in a rotational direction of the impeller relative to the first side wall via the exhaust port. The tongue portion extends from the second side wall toward the first side wall, and includes a lower portion opposed to the lower wall. The lower portion includes a first lower portion on the base end side and a second lower portion on the tip side. A distance between the first lower portion and the lower wall is shorter than a distance between the second lower portion and the lower wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirosue, Shigeyuki Moriya, Takaya Otsuki, Yuji Saiki
  • Patent number: 11411465
    Abstract: A gear system connected to a motor, the motor including a motor shaft, a motor housing, and a motor flange, is provided. A first gear is attached to an axially lower end of the motor shaft. A second gear is attached to an axially upper end of a fixed shaft, the second gear meshing with the first gear and being rotatable with respect to the fixed shaft. A pivot shaft is directly or indirectly attached to the axially upper end of the fixed shaft, the pivot shaft being at least partially fixed in a third through-hole of a motor flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keisuke Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 11396880
    Abstract: An inline axial flow fan includes a first fan including a first impeller, a first motor portion, and a first case, and a second fan including a second impeller, a second motor portion, and a second case, the first fan and the second fan being positioned in sequence from one axial side to another axial side. The first case includes multiple first slits, and the second case includes multiple second slits. The inline axial flow fan includes a flange extending radially outward from an outer peripheral surface of the first case or the second case located between the first slit and the second slit in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Takemoto, Kosuke Mizuike, Yoshitsugu Sasaguri
  • Patent number: 11397039
    Abstract: A cooling unit has a cold plate extending in a horizontal direction, and a tank and a pump disposed above the cold plate in a first direction perpendicular to the horizontal direction. The tank has a tank chamber which stores a refrigerant. The pump has a pump chamber in which a rotating body that transfers the refrigerant is accommodated, and an upper end of the tank chamber in the first direction is positioned at an upper side than an upper end of the pump chamber in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Tokeshi, Takehito Tamaoka, Nobuya Nakae
  • Patent number: 11384767
    Abstract: A blower apparatus includes a casing, ribs located radially inward of the casing and integrally provided with the casing, a motor housing located radially inward of the ribs and integrally provided with the ribs, a first housing located radially inward of the motor housing, a first motor supported on one side in an axial direction by the first housing, a first impeller rotatable around the central axis on one side in the axial direction by the first motor, a second housing located on the other side of the first housing in the axial direction, a second motor supported on the other side in the axial direction by the second housing, and a second impeller rotatable around the central axis on the other side in the axial direction by the second motor. The second housing is fixed to the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guiling Zhang, Hidenobu Takeshita
  • Publication number: 20220216820
    Abstract: A drive device that rotates an axle of a vehicle includes a motor, a transmission that includes a decelerator connected to the motor, a housing that accommodates the motor and the transmission, a temperature sensor to detect a temperature of the motor, and a controller to control the motor. Oil supplied to the transmission is accommodated in the housing. The controller limits an output of the motor based on a detection result of the temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Nidec Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke FUKUNAGA, Akihiro NITA
  • Patent number: 11378092
    Abstract: An air blower includes an impeller rotatable about a central axis extending vertically, a motor to rotate the impeller, and a holder to hold the motor. The holder includes a base on which the motor is provided, attachments on a radial directional-outer side of the impeller, arms connecting the base and the attachments, and a wall surface on a side where the impeller is disposed, between the base and each attachment, and facing a radial-directional inner side. The wall surface includes a first surface extending outwardly in the radial direction and directed towards the front in the rotational direction of the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Yoshino
  • Patent number: 11381141
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor rotatable about a center axis extending vertically, a stator radially opposing the rotor, a bracket holding the stator, a circuit board including an upper surface with a first wiring pattern and a lower surface with a second wiring pattern, and a first fixing portion having conductivity and fixing the circuit board to the stator. The stator includes a stator core having conductivity. The first fixing portion includes a board holding portion holding the circuit board, and a stator fixed portion fixed to a portion of the stator core. The board holding portion is in contact with the first wiring pattern and the second wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Takemoto, Sho Fukuhara, Shinji Takemoto
  • Patent number: 11381186
    Abstract: Provided is a motor drive device including a motor having a rotor and a stator, an inverter electrically connected to the motor, and a control device for controlling the inverter. The control device includes: an impedance observer that estimates at least an amount of variation in impedance of the motor on the basis of a voltage command value, a current command value, and an actual current flowing between the inverter and the motor; a comparator that calculates a difference between the current command value and the actual current flowing between the inverter and the motor; and a failure detection unit that outputs a failure flag when the amount of variation in impedance exceeds or falls below a predetermined threshold, or when the difference calculated by the comparator exceeds or falls below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Yokouchi, Shuji Endo
  • Patent number: 11371618
    Abstract: An application method of applying a liquid agent includes determining any one of positions of the liquid agent at a halfway part between a first end portion and a second end portion in a state in which an application is completed as each of an application start position and an application end position. The method includes applying the liquid agent from the application start position to the first end portion. The method includes turning back from the first end portion and applying the liquid agent to the second end portion, including superimposing, in a height direction, the liquid agent on previously applied liquid agent. The method includes turning back from the second end portion and applying the liquid agent to the application end position, including superimposing, in the height direction, the liquid agent on previously applied liquid agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Hori, Masaji Nakatani
  • Patent number: 11366435
    Abstract: A control device to perform feedback control based on a current value, and output a first voltage value includes a feedforward controller using an inverse model of a plant; a feedforward voltage corrector to correct a voltage disturbance due to a modeling error between the plant and a model of the plant; a repetitive controller to learn periodic current disturbances; and a switch. The switch is ON when the current response is in a steady state, and the repetitive controller learns the disturbances and corrects a command current value. A feedback controller outputs the first voltage value by performing the feedback control based on a current value from the corrected command current value, and inputs the command current value to the inverse model to generate a second voltage value. The control device outputs a sum of the first and the second voltage value as a command voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: NIDEC CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fujimoto, Linfeng Lan, Tomonari Mori, Masanori Watahiki
  • Patent number: 11365797
    Abstract: A motor assembly includes a motor including a rotor that rotates about a motor axis, a transmission that transmits motive power of the motor to an axle, a housing that accommodates the motor and the transmission, and an oil pump fixed to the housing. The housing includes a tubular motor housing extending along the motor axis, and the motor housing includes a rib on a side surface facing the oil pump. The rib protrudes to a radially outer side from the side surface, and has a plate shape extending along the motor axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Ogasawara, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Jun Murakami, Yuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11362608
    Abstract: One aspect of a noise compensation adjustment method includes: a measurement step of driving a motor to measure noise with respect to a coupled system including the motor and a driving body coupled to the motor and driven by the motor; an order identification step of, based on noise measured in the measurement step, identifying an order B of a component contributing to compensation of the noise from a k-th component and a 1/k-th component (k is an integer) in the rotation of the motor; an adjustment step of controlling driving of the motor using a component of the order B identified in the order identification step as a compensation value, and adjusting a component value of the order B to reduce the noise; and a recording step of recording the component value of the order B adjusted in the adjustment step as a compensation value for reducing the noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Endo, Akitoshi Harada, Tomoya Ueda, Masanori Watahiki, Tomonari Mori, Tokuji Tatewaki
  • Patent number: 11356050
    Abstract: A power conversion device includes a first inverter, a second inverter, first and second controller to control the first and second inverters, and a driving circuit to apply a control signal to turn on the low side switch elements of the first inverter when a fault occurs on the first inverter side, and apply a control signal to turn on the low side switch elements of the second inverter when a fault occurs on the second inverter side. The first power voltage generated on the first inverter side is supplied to the driving circuit when a fault occurs on the second inverter side, and the second power voltage generated on the second inverter side is supplied to the driving circuit when a fault occurs on the first inverter side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motoki Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 11355978
    Abstract: First and second sets of magnet assemblies and magnetic assemblies are alternately arranged in a circumferential direction in a first portion along an axial direction, and the first and second sets are alternately arranged in the circumferential direction in a second portion along the axial direction. When viewed in the axial direction, the first set of the first portion and the second set of the second portion overlap with each other, and the second set of the first portion and the first set of the second portion overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Ichien, Hiroyuki Abe, Hideyuki Kinjo