Patents Examined by Alexander Talpalatski
  • Patent number: 10384319
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a magnetic plate for attracting cartridges. The magnetic plate comprises an upper cover, a support frame and a lower cover. The upper cover, the support frame and the lower cover are connected fixedly in order from top to bottom. The upper cover and the lower cover are engaged and form a case. The support frame is positioned within the case. Magnetic components are mounted between the support frame and the lower cover. The magnetic components comprise metal members and magnetic steel members connected fixedly to the metal members. The metal members are stuck on the bottom surface of the support frame. The metal steel members include first magnetic steel members and second magnetic steel members. The first magnetic steel members are arranged on the upper surface of the metal members and pass upwards through the support frame, and the second magnetic steel members are arranged on the lower surface of the metal members and pass through downwards through the lower cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NINGBO NEWLAND MAGNET INDUSTRY CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Tinghai Cheng
  • Patent number: 10384914
    Abstract: A secondary portion of a linear electromagnetic propulsion system is configured to propel an elevator car disposed in a hoistway that is defined by a stationary structure. The secondary portion includes a first permanent magnet assembly extending longitudinally along the hoistway. A plurality of support structures of the secondary portion are engaged to and extend between the elevator car and the first permanent magnet assembly. The support structures are further spaced from one-another along the hoistway. A housing extends between and substantially envelopes the plurality of support structures for structural support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Richard J. Ericson
  • Patent number: 10389199
    Abstract: A stator (1) of a rotary electric machine includes a body (2) provided with slots (15), a coil (3) constituted of windings (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) that include first conductive segments (19) equipped with two first branches and second conductive segments (25) provided with two second branches. Each conductive segment is coated with insulation except for the presence of a bared surface on each one of the branches. The shapes of the bared surfaces complement one another. The first and second conductive segments are arranged in a staggered configuration and in opposite directions successively one after the other, with each slot accepting first branches and second branches positioned opposite with the bared surfaces thereof respectively in contact with one another in such a way as to form a continuous wire. The stator includes elements for keeping the bared surfaces in contact with one another in the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SKYAZUR
    Inventor: Nicolas Langlard
  • Patent number: 10378548
    Abstract: A submersible pump is provided featuring: a motor; run/start capacitors having run/start capacitor connectors; a housing having a motor housing portion and a run/start capacitor housing portion separated by a housing wall, the motor housing portion having a motor housing chamber to receive/contain the motor and oil for immersing the motor in an oil bath, the run/start housing portion having a run/start housing chamber, the housing wall having connection ports to allow sealed connections between electrical components in the motor housing portion and the run/start capacitor housing portion; a removable motor housing cover to couple/close the motor housing portion; a removable run/start capacitor housing cover to couple/close the run/start capacitor housing portion; and a capacitive cup having a side wall portion and a bottom wall portion, to be removeably arranged in the run/start capacitor housing chamber, the bottom wall portion to mount the run/start capacitors to be contained/surrounded by the side wall por
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Fluid Handling LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Ruzica, Andrzej B. Pawelek, William A. Gell, III
  • Patent number: 10381144
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are linear actuators and haptic actuators for providing haptic output on an electronic device. In some embodiments, the linear actuator comprises two linear arrays of permanent magnets within and fixed to a housing. The linear arrays are arranged in parallel planes oriented toward, and located on opposites sides of, a moveable assembly comprising a shaft having a ferritic core. The shaft comprises a set of conducting coils, each conducting coil being located between a magnet from each of the two linear arrays. The linear actuator comprises a support mechanism that is attached to both the housing and to the moveable assembly and is configured to pivot. An electromagnetic force can arise from a current in the coils to cause the moveable assembly to move linearly between the two linear arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Brett W. Degner
  • Patent number: 10381148
    Abstract: To suppress a temperature increase of a transformer. A transformer includes a core, a primary winding, and a secondary winding. The core includes a primary core and a secondary core disposed on a side of the primary core. The primary winding includes a first primary winding wound around the primary core and the second primary winding wound around the secondary core and electrically connected in series to the first primary winding. The first primary winding is disposed such that a direction of a magnetic flux on an inner peripheral side of the first primary winding induced by the first primary winding is opposite to a direction of the magnetic flux on the inner peripheral side of the second primary winding induced by the second primary winding. The secondary winding is wound such that a winding axial line of the first primary winding and a winding axial line of the second primary winding are formed on an inner peripheral side of the secondary winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahiko Chida, Mikito Komatsu, Kenji Kubo
  • Patent number: 10373747
    Abstract: A magnetic laminating inductor structure and process for preventing substrate bowing and damping losses generally include a laminated film stack including a magnetic layer having a tensile stress, an insulating layer having a compressive stress disposed on the magnetic layer, and a dielectric planarizing layer on the insulating layer. The dielectric planarizing layer has a neutral stress and a roughness value less than the insulating layer. The reduction in surface roughness reduces damping losses and the compressive stress of the insulating layers reduces wafer bowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hariklia Deligianni, Bruce B. Doris, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Naigang Wang
  • Patent number: 10374473
    Abstract: A stator includes a yoke, teeth, insulating members, a first ribs, coils, annular members and adhesive bodies. The insulating members each have circumferential wall and a flange. The flange includes a plate wall. The first ribs protrude from the respective flanges. The coils each wound on the outsides of the circumferential wall and the first ribs of each of the teeth. The annular members close teeth distal end sides of cavities. A first hole and a second hole are provided in the plate wall. The turning passage contains varnish charged through the injection hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10361616
    Abstract: A voice coil motor includes a holder, a metal yoke, a carrier, a plurality of magnets, a coil and at least two spring plates. The holder includes a first opening and a cylindrical sidewall disposed around the first opening. The metal yoke coupled to the holder includes a second opening and a front end portion. The cylindrical sidewall extends from the first opening towards the second opening. The carrier movably disposed in the metal yoke includes a covering portion disposed on one side of the carrier towards the holder and correspondingly to the cylindrical sidewall, wherein the covering portion surrounds the cylindrical sidewall and farther from the first opening than the cylindrical sidewall. The magnets are disposed in the metal yoke. The coil is wound around the carrier and adjacent to the magnets. Each of the spring plates is flat sheet and coupled to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Te-Sheng Tseng, Wen-Hung Hsu
  • Patent number: 10361642
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including a rotary power generation device using an electret, which is capable of preventing a spiral spring from being wound up or fully extended. The electronic device includes a power generation mechanism including: first rotary member, which is supported in a freely rotatable manner, and has a center of gravity shifted from a rotation center; second rotary member supported in a freely rotatable manner; an elastic member configured to elastically connect the first rotary member and the second rotary member to each other for rotary motions thereof; a stationary member arranged so as to be opposed to the second rotary member; and an electret film formed on a surface of any one of the second rotary member and the stationary member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD., CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensaku Matsumoto, Takashi Ihara, Makoto Watanabe, Akira Izumi
  • Patent number: 10354791
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a multilayer body, a primary coil including an n-number primary coil conductor layers and one series coil conductor layer, a secondary coil including an n-number secondary coil conductor layers, and a tertiary coil including an n-number tertiary coil conductor layers. The arrangement includes one primary coil conductor layer, one secondary coil conductor layer, and one tertiary coil conductor layer in this order from a first side to a second side of a laminating direction. The series coil conductor layer is electrically connected in series to the n-number primary coil conductor layers and is provided at the second side of the laminating direction with respect to the tertiary coil conductor layer closest to the second side of the laminating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsufumi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10347415
    Abstract: A coil component has a core having a winding core portion and a flange portion disposed on each of both ends of the winding core portion, the flange portion including a foot portion; a wire wound around the winding core portion; an electrode portion disposed on a bottom surface of the foot portion of the flange portion and connected to the wire; a metal terminal to be connected via a mounting solder to a mounting substrate; and a joining member connecting the metal terminal to the electrode portion. The joining member has a heat resistance property retaining a connection state between the electrode portion and the metal terminal at least at the melting point of the mounting solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Kanbe
  • Patent number: 10348167
    Abstract: A ceiling fan motor with a reduced height includes a stator, a rotor and a circuit unit. The stator includes an iron core and a shaft. The iron core has an assembly hole, and the shaft extends through the assembly hole in an extending direction. The rotor is rotatably coupled with an outer periphery of the shaft. The circuit unit is arranged between the iron core and the shaft in a radial direction of the shaft perpendicular to the extending direction of the shaft, or is arranged between the iron core and the housing of the rotor in the radial direction of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tso-Kuo Yin, Duo-Nian Shan
  • Patent number: 10340102
    Abstract: A device for controlling multiple functions includes a switch panel. The switch panel includes control panels extending along a longitudinal extension of the switch panel. The switch panel is pivotably mounted about an axis of rotation parallel with the longitudinal extension to pivot about the axis of rotation in response to manual actuation of the switch panel by manual actuation of the control panels. The switch panel is movable with respect to the longitudinal extension of the switch panel and is fixed with respect to a transverse extension of the switch panel perpendicular to the longitudinal extension. Force sensors respectively associated with the control panels are distributed along the longitudinal extension of the switch panel. Actuation of the switch panel by actuating one of the control panels triggers a function depending on which one control panel is actuated and the force sensors detect which control panel is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Bleckmann, Uwe Borgmann
  • Patent number: 10340880
    Abstract: The present invention discloses structures of a planar transformer and a balanced-to-unbalanced transformer. The structure of the planar transformer includes a first planar coil, a second planar coil and a third planar coil. The first planar coil has a first ring structure, a second ring structure, and a connecting section. The first ring structure and the second ring structure are connected by the connecting section. A range of the second planar coil and a range of the first ring structure at least partially overlap. A range of the third planar coil and a range of the second ring structure at least partially overlap. A transformer is constituted by the first planar coil and the second planar coil or by the first planar coil and the third planar coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsiao-Tsung Yen
  • Patent number: 10340762
    Abstract: A stator for an electric rotary machine including a stator core and a coil, wherein: the coil has plural slot coils and plural connection coils, each slot coil being inserted into the slot, each connection coil connecting the slot coils in a position lying further axially outwards than an axial end face of the stator core, and the coil being constituted in such a way that the slot coil and the connection coil are joined at an abutment portion; and in a hole portion, where the abutment portion is accommodated, of a insulation plate, the connection coil and the slot coil are spaced apart from the insulation plate in the circumferential direction to thereby form a first gap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Nagahiro, Tomotaka Iki
  • Patent number: 10340107
    Abstract: An arrangement for an electric switching device is disclosed. The arrangement for an electric switching device comprises a switching unit having a first switching position and a second switching position, a restoring element exerting a restoring force on the switching unit in the second switching position, and a return spring fastened to the switching unit and exerting a counterforce on the switching unit. The restoring force is directed toward the first switching position, while the counterforce acts opposite to the restoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Componentes Electromecanicos Lda., TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Katrin Schertler, Andreas Hendler, Uwe Kramer, Titus Ziegler, Harry Koch, Bernd Rahn, Luis Sandoval, Pedro Silva
  • Patent number: 10326328
    Abstract: An electric pump is provided according to the application, which includes a housing, a shaft, an impeller, a rotor assembly, a stator assembly and an inner chamber. The shaft, the impeller and a rotor are arranged in the inner chamber. The housing includes a first housing, a partition and a second housing, and the partition divides the inner chamber into a wet chamber and at least one dry chamber. The partition includes a first side wall, a first bottom, a second side wall and a second bottom. The second side wall isolates the rotor assembly and the stator assembly. An outer peripheral surface of the second side wall is provided with reinforcing ribs, and the reinforcing ribs improve the strength of the second side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Zhejiang Sanhua Automotive Components Co., LTD
    Inventors: Junfeng Bao, Qiang Ning, Bingjiu Yin, Zhiping Huang
  • Patent number: 10326325
    Abstract: Disclosed are a rotor that is capable of more efficiently using magnetic flux from magnets and a motor including the same. The rotor includes a plurality of rotor cores, a plurality of magnets magnetized such that magnetic flux is formed in the circumferential direction, the magnets and the rotor cores being alternately arranged in the circumferential direction, a coupler connected to a shaft, and a rotor frame including a coupler base connected to the coupler, an extension base extending from the coupler base in the radial direction, and a rotary base extending from the extension base in the axial direction of the shaft for supporting the rotor cores and the magnets while surrounding the rotor cores and the magnets, wherein the coupler base, the extension base, and the rotary base are integrally formed by injection molding, and the rotor frame is coupled to the coupler, the rotor cores, and the magnets, and wherein the extension base is provided with crossing ribs that cross in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jangwon Lee, Seungsuk Oh, Heon Lee, Junho Ahn, Jaemin Kim, Dosun Kim, Hyounguk Nam
  • Patent number: 10316813
    Abstract: A solenoid drive may include a ferromagnetic housing having a coil receiving chamber axially limited by opposing first and second face side walls, and a cylindrical coil arrangement having at least one electric coil, and being arranged in the coil receiving chamber and coaxially surrounding a cylindrical coil interior space. The solenoid drive may also include a ferromagnetic plunger stop having a central region projecting axially in the coil interior space, and a ferromagnetic plunger arranged at the housing opposing the plunger stop. The plunger may project axially into the coil interior space, and may be adjustable axially bi-directionally between an active position proximal to the central region and a passive position distal to the central region. The solenoid drive may further include a ferromagnetic bypass device arranged coaxially to the coil arrangement, radially within the at least one coil, and spaced apart axially from the face side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Tadej Florijancic, Dejan Manfreda