Patents Assigned to Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
  • Patent number: 10250100
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a starter that includes a motor with an armature that is coupled to a pinion. In some embodiments, the starter can include a main field coil that can be configured and arranged to produce a main magnetic field flux. Some embodiments include at least one auxiliary flux assembly arranged in close proximity with the main field coil and electrically disconnected from it. In some embodiments, a control system can operatively power the main field coil to produce a magnetic field flux. In some embodiments, the at least one auxiliary flux assembly can provide a supplementary field flux adding to the main magnetic field flux that interacts with the armature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C., REMY POWER PRODUCTS, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Michael D. Bradfield
  • Patent number: 9704633
    Abstract: A motor vehicle solenoid including a solenoid housing, at least one coil arranged in the housing, and at least one diode holder arranged in the housing adjacent the at least one coil. The at least one diode holder includes a body having an outer circumferential edge and at least one diode pocket. The at least one diode pocket houses a diode electrically connected to the at least one coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Muhammed Emin Ozdemir, Steve Burton, David Durant
  • Patent number: 9634545
    Abstract: An electric machine component includes a rotor assembly having at least one claw pole member having a number of pole members, an outer fan member support surface, and a central hub projecting from the outer fan member support surface. The central hub includes an anti-rotation member and a substantially planar bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kirk Neet, Christopher Bledsoe
  • Patent number: 9624896
    Abstract: A starter assembly is provided and includes a shaft to transmit rotation to a ring gear via a pinion and including a first helical spline with angling directed reversely with respect to a direction of the rotation and an elastic element anchored on the first helical spline to bias the pinion in an axial direction. The ring gear and the pinion include complementary teeth and the pinion defines a bore with a second helical spline to register with the first helical spline such that the pinion teeth are forwardly rotated into ring gear teeth engagement positions as the shaft moves axially relative to the pinion in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kirk Neet, David Fulton, Andrew Dragon
  • Patent number: 9577486
    Abstract: A conductor retention member for a stator core includes a body formed from a non-electrically conductive material. The body includes a radial outwardly facing edge and a radial inwardly facing edge. A plurality of openings extends between the radial inwardly facing edge and the radial outwardly facing edge formed in the body. The body is configured and disposed to be arranged at an axial end of the stator core with the plurality of openings registering with corresponding ones of a plurality of stator slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Chamberlin, Richard Trammell
  • Patent number: 9577491
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a housing having an outer surface and an inner surface defining an interior zone. A solenoid mounting section is provided on the housing. The solenoid mounting section includes a shift lever opening that extends from the outer surface through the inner surface. A solenoid tower is mounted to the housing. The solenoid tower extends from a first end detachably coupled to the solenoid mounting section to a second end configured to receive a solenoid. The first end includes an opening that registers with the shift lever opening. At least one of the solenoid mounting section and the solenoid tower includes a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Joo-Mok Jung, Jason Ryan, Michael O'Neill, Matt Zider, Randall Masters
  • Patent number: 9555712
    Abstract: A vehicle system is provided and includes a 12 volt alternator and a 24 volt wound rotor configured for acceptance in the 12 volt alternator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kirk Neet
  • Patent number: 9537373
    Abstract: An alternator fan includes a base member having a central hub, an outer peripheral edge, and a web that extends between the central hub and the outer peripheral edge, and a plurality of openings extending through web. A plurality of fan blade elements is arranged in corresponding ones of each of the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher Bledsoe, Kirk Neet
  • Patent number: 9500174
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a ring gear, a speed sensor operatively associated with the ring gear, and a change of mind (COM) starter motor mechanically linked to the internal combustion engine. The COM starter motor includes an armature and a pinion operatively connected to the armature. A solenoid is operatively connected to the COM starter motor. The solenoid selectively moves the pinion into engagement with the ring gear. An electronic control unit (ECU) is operatively connected to the speed sensor and the solenoid. The ECU is configured and disposed to indirectly detect a rotational speed of the pinion and selectively energize the solenoid to axially shift the pinion into engagement with the ring gear when the pinion reaches a particular rotational speed relative to a rotational speed of the ring gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: German Holguin Pallares, Andrew Dragon, Kirk Neet
  • Patent number: 9502944
    Abstract: An electric machine component includes a rotor assembly having a body provided with a number of pole members and a central hub. The body includes at least one mounting member projecting radially outwardly of the central hub. A fan member is mounted to the rotor. The fan member includes a hub portion and a number of fan blades projecting radially outwardly from the hub portion. The fan member includes at least one mounting element extending radially outwardly of the hub portion. The at least one mounting element is configured and disposed to engage with the at least one mounting member to radially and axially constrain the fan member to the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kirk Neet, David Maley, Scott Bitzer, Chad Zook
  • Patent number: 9467010
    Abstract: A method of inserting a continuous conductor having a rectangular cross-section into slot segments formed in a stator core includes forming a core member having a plurality of slot segments each having an opening and inserting a stator winding having a plurality of phases into select ones of the slot segments. Each of the plurality of phases has at least one conductor including a plurality of substantially straight segments alternately connected by a plurality of end loop segments. A section of the at least one conductor includes three consecutive end loop segments and three consecutive straight segments formed from a single continuous conductor. The method further includes narrowing the opening of each of the plurality of slot segments by forming an annular stator core having a central axis. The three consecutive straight segments are substantially similarly radially spaced from the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark A. Stephenson, Kirk Neet
  • Patent number: 9444306
    Abstract: A variable flux electric starter motor includes a frame, an armature rotatably mounted within the frame, and a primary field mounted to the frame. The primary field includes a plurality of primary windings electrically connected one to another. A relay is electrically coupled to at least one of the plurality of poles. A supplemental field is mounted to the frame. The supplemental field includes a supplemental winding electrically connected in parallel to the plurality of primary windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Michael D. Bradfield
  • Patent number: 9263926
    Abstract: A rotor assembly for a permanent magnet electric machine includes a plurality of rotor laminations joined to form a rotor body. Each of the plurality of rotor laminations includes a plurality of slots. One or more permanent magnets are mounted within respective ones of the plurality of slots. Each of the one or more permanent magnets includes a thermal enhancement bonding coating. A method of forming a rotor assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Colin Hamer, Koon Hoong Wan
  • Patent number: 9209661
    Abstract: An electric machine housing includes a housing body having an outer surface provided with a plurality of materially integrally formed ribs defining a plurality of coolant channels. Each of the plurality of materially integrally formed ribs has an outer surface portion. A sleeve is provided on the housing body extending about the outer surface. The sleeve has an inner surface section that is matingly engaged with the outer surface portion of each of the materially integrally formed ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Andrew Dragon, Colin Hamer
  • Patent number: 9206880
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a gear assembly having at least one gear arranged within a stationary gear support. The stationary gear support includes an outer surface having an axial retainer mounting element. A drive shaft is operatively coupled to the at least one gear. An output shaft includes a first end and a second end. The second end is operatively coupled to the drive shaft. The output shaft is axially shiftable relative to the drive shaft in a first direction and in an opposing second direction. A clutch assembly is supported on the second end of the output shaft. The clutch assembly includes a clutch shell having a first end and a second end. An axial retainer is detachably mounted to the axial retainer mounting element. The axial retainer is configured and disposed to engage the second end of the clutch shell to limit axial travel of the clutch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mariusz Kalisz, Christopher Hunt, Lynsey Liguori
  • Publication number: 20150285204
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a ring gear, a speed sensor operatively associated with the ring gear, and a change of mind (COM) starter motor mechanically linked to the internal combustion engine. The COM starter motor includes an armature and a pinion operatively connected to the armature. A solenoid is operatively connected to the COM starter motor. The solenoid selectively moves the pinion into engagement with the ring gear. An electronic control unit (ECU) is operatively connected to the speed sensor and the solenoid. The ECU is configured and disposed to indirectly detect a rotational speed of the pinion and selectively energize the solenoid to axially shift the pinion into engagement with the ring gear when the pinion reaches a particular rotational speed relative to a rotational speed of the ring gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: German Holguin Pallares, Andrew Dragon, Kirk Neet
  • Publication number: 20150288242
    Abstract: A conductor retention member for a stator core includes a body formed from a non-electrically conductive material. The body includes a radial outwardly facing edge and a radial inwardly facing edge. A plurality of openings extends between the radial inwardly facing edge and the radial outwardly facing edge formed in the body. The body is configured and disposed to be arranged at an axial end of the stator core with the plurality of openings registering with corresponding ones of a plurality of stator slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Chamberlin, Richard Trammell
  • Publication number: 20150275836
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a housing having an outer surface and an inner surface defining an interior zone. A solenoid mounting section is provided on the housing. The solenoid mounting section includes a shift lever opening that extends from the outer surface through the inner surface. A solenoid tower is mounted to the housing. The solenoid tower extends from a first end detachably coupled to the solenoid mounting section to a second end configured to receive a solenoid. The first end includes an opening that registers with the shift lever opening. At least one of the solenoid mounting section and the solenoid tower includes a seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Joo-Mok Jung, Jason Ryan, Michael O'Neill, Matt Zider, Randall Masters
  • Publication number: 20150280526
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a core defining a first axial end, a second axial end opposite the first axial end, and a plurality of slots extending between the first axial end and the second axial end. Windings are wound on the core. The windings include in-slot portions positioned in the plurality of slots and end turn portions positioned on the first axial end and the second axial end. A cooling tube is coupled to the end turn portions of the windings. A heat transfer member extends between the cooling tube and the windings and is in contact with the cooling tube and the windings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Chamberlin, Dave Fulton, Jeffrey H. Burns
  • Patent number: 9130362
    Abstract: A connector member includes a coupler portion having a wall including a first end that extends to a second end that defines a connection zone. The wall includes an outer surface. A mounting portion is provided at the first end. The mounting portion includes one or more cantilevered beam elements that extend along the wall spaced from the outer surface. A locking member extends about the coupler portion between the one or more cantilevered beam elements and the outer surface of the wall. The locking member is configured and disposed to limit deflection of the one or more cantilevered beam elements to prevent removal of the connector member from a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Billy Forest Bingham, Jr., Steven C. Burton