Patents Assigned to Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
  • Patent number: 9130439
    Abstract: A method of flaring stator windings includes supporting a first axial end of a stator core having first and second end turn portions on a first cuff having a first central opening. The first end turn portion extends through the first central opening. The method further includes positioning a second cuff having a second central opening upon a second axial end of the stator core with the second end turn portion extending through the second central opening, positioning a flaring guide having an angled surface upon the second cuff about the second end turn portion, aligning a flaring portion of a flare tool with the second end turn portion, urging the flaring portion between first and second stator winding layers forming the second end turn portion, and flaring the second stator winding layer radially outward of the stator core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventor: James Paul Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150244230
    Abstract: A stator core includes a plurality of stator teeth. The plurality of stator teeth defines a plurality of slots. Each of the plurality of slots includes a first side, a second side, and a base joining the first and second sides. A slot liner is arranged in at least one of the plurality of slots. The slot liner includes a first side portion, a second side portion, and a base portion. The first side portion extends from a first end to a second end joining the base portion through a first intermediate portion. The second side portion extends from a first end to a second end joining the base portion through a second intermediate portion. A bend is formed in the first intermediate portion. The bend creates a gap between the first side portion and the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Suk-Jun Yoon, Kirk Neet
  • Patent number: 9112444
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a housing, a stator including stator windings mounted to the housing, a rotor supported in the housing and configured to rotate relative to the stator, a temperature sensing system including one or more resistors mounted to one of the stator and the rotor, and a controller electrically connected to the one or more resistors. The controller is configured and disposed to determine a temperature of the one of the stator and the rotor based on an electrical parameter of the one or more resistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Paul Martin Dedrich
  • Patent number: 9106120
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an armature for a motor includes providing a laminated assembly having a length, a central axis, and a plurality of open slots each extending the length and each configured to locate one conductor at a first greater radial distance from the central axis and another conductor at a second lesser radial distance from the central axis. A first conductor is inserted into a first one of the slots at the greater radial distance such that the first conductor extends out of the first one of the slots. A free end of the inserted first conductor is bent in each of a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. A second conductor is inserted into a second one of the slots at the lesser radial distance such that the second conductor extends out of the second one of the slots. A free end of the inserted second conductor is bent in each of the two orthogonal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: David Schuster, Eric Babb
  • Patent number: 9067546
    Abstract: An interlock system and method are provided for protecting high voltage electrical couplings. The interlock system may control access to the electrical couplings based on the voltage of the electrical couplings. The interlock system may also selectively energize and de-energize the electrical couplings based on the position of a lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Andrew Meyer, Ronald Erli, Alex Creviston, Colin Hamer, Cary Ramey
  • Publication number: 20150107728
    Abstract: A method of forming an insulated conductor, includes forming an insulated conductor to modify a cross sectional shape thereof Heating at least a portion of the insulated conductor to a selected temperature range. Maintaining the selected temperature range for at least a selected period of time thereby annealing the conductor. Forming the insulated conductor into a plurality of gable shaped loops; and maintaining insulating properties of an insulation layer of the insulated conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kirk Neet, Katherine S. Riley, James P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9006943
    Abstract: An electro-dynamic machine is provided and includes stator assembly end turns and a coolant chargeable bladder disposable to contact the end turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Chamberlin, Colin Hamer
  • Patent number: 9000644
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided and includes a hub, including opposing faces, a first sidewall fixed to the opposing faces to define a first interior and a second sidewall fixed to one of the opposing faces to define a second interior within the first interior, a first assembly, disposed within the second interior, to generate current from input mechanical energy, a second assembly, electrically coupled to the first assembly and disposed within the first interior, to generate mechanical energy to be transmitted to external mechanical elements from current associated with the current generated by the first assembly and first and second couplings, the first coupling being disposed to mechanically couple the first and second assemblies and the second coupling being disposed to mechanically couple the second assembly and the external mechanical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Larry Kubes
  • Patent number: 8987953
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a housing, a stator fixedly mounted relative to the housing, and a rotor assembly rotatably mounted relative to the stator. The rotor assembly includes a plurality of rotor laminations forming a rotor body, one or more permanent magnets provided in the rotor body, and a sleeve extending around the one or more permanent magnets. The sleeve provides a thermal interface between the one or more permanent magnets and the rotor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Thomas Goesch, Colin Hamer, Koon Hoong Wan
  • Patent number: 8978395
    Abstract: An electric machine system includes: an electric motor; and an absorption cooling system driven by heat generated by the electric motor and configured to cool a primary cooling fluid that removes the heat from the electric motor to a temperature below an ambient temperature of an ultimate heat sink. A method for operating the electric machine system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Alex Creviston
  • Publication number: 20150069884
    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: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kirk Neet, Christopher Bledsoe
  • Publication number: 20150069883
    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: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kirk Neet, David Maley, Scott Bitzer, Chad Zook
  • Publication number: 20150057121
    Abstract: A starter motor for an engine includes a housing and a planetary gear assembly. The housing defines an interior space. The planetary gear assembly is at least partially positioned in the interior space and includes (i) a sun gear having a first number of gear teeth equal to a pitch diameter of the sun gear, (ii) a ring gear having a second number of gear teeth equal to a pitch diameter of the ring gear, and (iii) no more than two planet gears each connected to a planetary gear carrier. Each planet gear of the no more than two planet gears has a third number of gear teeth equal to a pitch diameter of the no more than two planet gears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Paul Martin Dedrich
  • Publication number: 20150008773
    Abstract: An electrical machine includes a voltage regulator, a rectifier, a first terminal structure, and a second terminal structure. The voltage regulator includes a first electrical lead. The rectifier includes a second electrical lead. The first terminal structure extends from the first electrical lead and defines a receptacle opening. The first terminal structure includes (i) a first prong configured to at least partially occlude the receptacle opening, and (ii) a second prong configured to at least partially occlude the receptacle opening. The second terminal structure extends from the second electrical lead. The second terminal structure extends through the receptacle opening and defines a first connection surface against which the first prong is positioned, and an opposite second connection surface against which the second prong is positioned. The first terminal structure and the second terminal structure mechanically connect and electrically connect the first electrical lead to the second electrical lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Attila Nagy
  • Patent number: 8907540
    Abstract: A stator assembly for an electric machine including a stator core supporting a plurality of electrical conductors. A plurality of elongated insulator spacers is interwoven between the conductors proximate connection ends thereof in axially spaced relation to the stator core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: REMY Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Colin Hamer, Bradley D. Chamberlin, Cary Ramey
  • Patent number: 8907541
    Abstract: A slot liner is configured for association with a tooth of an electro-dynamic machine core having an annular rim and circumferentially spaced teeth radially extending from the annular rim. The slot liner includes sidewalls configured to line circumferential surfaces of the tooth, first and second tabs formed by bends in the sidewalls, the first tab being configured to line a portion of the annular rim adjacent to the tooth and the second tab being configured to overlap with a tab of an adjacent slot liner and a retainer configured to retain the sidewalls against a radially inward portion of the tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: George K. Carpenter, J. Paul Murphy, Gregory Geoffrion
  • Publication number: 20140339964
    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: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher Bledsoe, Kirk Neet
  • Publication number: 20140339932
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a stator. The stator includes a stator core, and a plurality of windings supported by the stator core. The plurality of windings include a first end turn portion and a second end turn portion. An adaptable cooling system is fluidically connected to the housing. The adaptable cooling system includes a first coolant circuit configured to guide a coolant in a heat exchange relationship with the stator core, and a second coolant circuit configured to guide a coolant in a heat exchange relationship with one of the first and second end turn portions. A thermal control module is operably connected to the adaptable cooling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Noman Hossain, Anthony Trzaska
  • Publication number: 20140339933
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a housing having an outer surface and an inner surface. A stator is fixedly mounted to the inner surface. The stator includes a stator core, and a plurality of windings supported by the stator core. The plurality of windings includes first and second end turn portions. A rotor is rotatably mounted within the housing. An adaptable cooling system is fluidically connected to the housing. The adaptable cooling system includes a first coolant circuit configured to guide coolant in a heat exchange relationship with the stator core, and a second coolant circuit configured to guide coolant in a heat exchange relationship with the at least one end turn portion. At least one flow controller is configured and disposed to selectively adapt coolant delivery through the first and second coolant circuits based on coolant temperature flowing from the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Noman Hossain, Anthony Trzaska
  • Patent number: 8878406
    Abstract: A stator includes a stator core having a plurality of slot segments, a plurality of stator winding conductors arranged in select ones of the plurality of slot segments, a jumper conductor interconnecting select ones of the plurality of stator winding conductors to form one or more stator windings, a common conductor connected to at least one of the stator winding conductors, a phase conductor connected to corresponding ones of the one or more stator windings, and a composite sleeve provided on at least one of the jumper conductor, the common conductor, and the phase conductor. The composite sleeve includes a first sleeve, and a second sleeve positioned about the first sleeve. One of the first and second sleeves is formed from a compressed amide synthetic fiber. The first and second sleeves cooperate to provide protection for the conductor from external elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Colin Hamer, John Matthew Sigler, Max A. Butcher, Arlen Phillip Suter