Patents Examined by Bentsu Ro
  • Patent number: 11075520
    Abstract: A method for operating a microgrid electric power generation system includes delivering energy to an electric power bus at least partially from one or more kinetic generators electrically coupled to the electric power bus, controlling the one or more kinetic generators in response to a change in a load such that a magnitude of a voltage on the electric power bus remains within a predetermined voltage range, and controlling one or more combustion generators electrically coupled to the electric power bus based at least in part on an operating state of the one or more kinetic generators. The one or more kinetic generators are capable of (a) delivering energy stored therein to the electric power bus, and (b) storing energy in kinetic form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MAERSK DRILLING A/S
    Inventors: John Røn Pedersen, Martin Speiermann
  • Patent number: 11072363
    Abstract: A control system for a motor includes: a first processing circuit configured to operate a first drive circuit; a second processing circuit configured to operate a second drive circuit; and a command circuit configured to output a signal relating to a command value for a steered angle of a steered wheel to the first processing circuit and the second processing circuit. The command circuit is configured to execute a detection process, a first notification process, and a second notification process. The first processing circuit is configured to execute a first correction process based on a first result signal to control the steered angle to the command value. The second processing circuit is configured to execute a second correction process based on a second result signal to control the steered angle to the command value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Toko, Ryo Irie
  • Patent number: 11075596
    Abstract: A method for commissioning a synchronous or asynchronous electric motor having a stator and a rotor in which electrical power is applied to the motor when the rotor is stationary. The electric power is applied in two stages. The first stage utilizes a DC power that ramps in voltage over the duration of the first test to produce a current response that is employed to determine at least a first motor parameter. The second stage uses relatively high frequency AC power to generate one or more current responses that are employed to determine second and third motor parameters. A related electric motor drive system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Shamsuddeen Nalakath, Parisa Mahvelatishamsabadi, Jing Zhao, Ali Emadi, Yingguang Sun, Jason Wiseman
  • Patent number: 11070153
    Abstract: A mover is configured to be electromagnetically propelled along a track in a linear motor track system with a force that is calculated to include compensation for gravity. A multi-axis accelerometer arranged in each segment of the track can detect an orientation or angle of the track segment for determining gravity with respect to the particular section. As a result, if the track is at an incline, such as a ramp, a desired force for moving a mover along the track can be compensated to include gravity due to the incline for achieving a desired motion result. In addition, the detected orientation of the track can be compared to an expected orientation stored by a control program to avoid a loss of performance due to physical changes in the track not matching an expected/programmed configuration of the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Van Dorpe, Mark R. Cooper, Shankernarayan Ramanarayanan, Patrick E. Ozimek, Jadav Das
  • Patent number: 11063529
    Abstract: A signal generator generates a control signal that causes an inverter to supply a drive current in an AC voltage waveform to each phase of a motor. The signal generator alternately repeats a first energization cycle in which only a switch on an upper side of an arm is set to an ON state and a second energization cycle in which only a switch on a lower side of the arm is set to the ON state in the AC voltage waveform having a third energization cycle therebetween, changes the switches on the upper side and the lower side of the arm to the ON state and an OFF state in order in the third energization cycle, continuously changes an output voltage of the switch that has been further changed to the ON state, and generates a control signal to cause waveforms of the preceding and succeeding first energization cycle and second energization cycle to be continuous with the third energization cycle by varying a phase of the first to the third energization cycles in each phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 11063546
    Abstract: The present invention easily inhibits an influence of a dead time on voltage control without requiring a user to consider a specific usage condition or the like of each motor control device. A control circuit (10) controls a step-down converter circuit (40) to step down a DC voltage to be applied to an inverter circuit (60) so that a duty of a PWM signal becomes greater than a dead time (Td).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sunao Takemura, Satoshi Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 11063545
    Abstract: A power conversion device includes a first inverter and a control circuit that controls on/off operations of switches in the first inverter and diagnoses disconnection failures of n-phase windings where n is an integer of three or more. The control circuit generates a control signal to turn on one low-side switch of a first specific phase among n low-side switch in the first inverter, turn off the remaining n?1 low-side switches, and turn off all n high-side switches, supplies the control signal to the n low-side switches and the n high-side switches in a state where a neutral point of a motor is provided, measures n-phase voltages that change depending on patterns of disconnection failures of the n-phase windings, and diagnoses a disconnection failure based on the measured n-phase voltages by referring to a table associating the patterns of the disconnection failures with n-phase voltage levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Koikegami, Yuhi Nakada, Takahiro Kikuichi, Jun Katsumata, Hironori Takano
  • Patent number: 11056984
    Abstract: An inverter control device that controls an inverter connected to a direct-current power supply and connected to an alternating-current rotating electrical machine to convert electric power between direct current and alternating current of a plurality of phases, the inverter control device including an electronic control unit that is configured to perform, in a state in which one switching element of a plurality of switching elements included in the inverter has a turn-off failure in which the switching element always goes into an off state, torque reduction control for reducing torque of the rotating electrical machine or deceleration control for outputting torque in a reverse direction from a rotation direction of the rotating electrical machine by performing switching control of the plurality of switching elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Miyazaki, Subrata Saha, Isao Fujiwara, Yuki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11053758
    Abstract: An electric driven hydraulic fracking system is disclosed. A pump configuration that includes the single VFD, the single shaft electric motor, and the single hydraulic pump that is mounted on the single pump trailer. The single VFD converts the electric power of at least 13.8 kV to a VFD rated voltage level of at least 4160V and drives the single shaft electric motor at the VFD voltage level of up to 4160V to control the operation of the single shaft electric motor and the single hydraulic pump. The single shaft electric motor drives the single hydraulic pump with the rotation at the rated RPM level of at least 750 RPM. The single hydraulic pump continuously pumps the fracking media into the well at the HP level of at least 5000 HP. The single hydraulic pump operates on a continuous duty cycle to continuously pump the fracking media at the HP level of at least 5000 HP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: National Service Alliance—Houston LLC
    Inventors: John Fischer, John J. Crosetto, David Kubricht, Richard Cheatham, Jeffrey Pollack, Chad Lawman, David Todd, Tyler Nolen
  • Patent number: 11056994
    Abstract: A controlling device (100) for executing either one of a current vector control and a voltage phase control such that supply power to an electric machine (9) is controlled in accordance with an operating state of the electric machine (9) calculates a voltage command value for the voltage phase control based on a voltage norm command value indicative of a magnitude of a supply voltage to the electric machine (9) and a voltage phase command value indicative of a phase of the supply voltage. The controlling device (100) calculates a state amount of either one of magnetic flux generated in the electric machine (9) and a parameter correlated to the magnetic flux, based on a current supplied to the electric machine (9) and changes the voltage norm command value in accordance with the state amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Shouji
  • Patent number: 11050369
    Abstract: An arrangement (1) with an electronically commutated motor has an interface (10) for inputting analog setpoint signals (S) for the motor. The motor is powered, during operation, by an AC network via an electronic commutation system (20). The interface (10) is galvanically isolated from the electronic commutation system (20) by a galvanic isolation (30). Furthermore, for the transmission of an analog setpoint signal (S), a bitstream signal production device (2) is provided on the galvanically isolated interface side. Also provided is a transmission device (3), for transmitting the produced bitstream, as well as a signal-processing device (4). They are on the non-galvanically isolated side for the signal evaluation of the bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Fabian Schneider
  • Patent number: 11050375
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining a parameter of a field-oriented control (FOC) model for an electric power unit, the electric power unit comprising a three-phase electric motor and an inverter drive for driving the electric motor. The method comprises sending a control signal to the inverter drive; applying a predefined electric voltage to at least two of the phases of the electric motor by the inverter drive in response to the control signal; measuring an electric current that flows in the at least two phases of the electric motor in response to the applied electric voltage; and determining the parameter of the control model for the electric power unit using a value of the applied predefined electric voltage and a value of the measured electric current. An apparatus for determining a parameter of a control model for an electric power unit is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Zapi S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gionata Bigi
  • Patent number: 11043882
    Abstract: A common mode line-to-ground filter is disclosed which includes but is not limited to a resistor, capacitor and a ground. The common mode line to ground filter is connected on a high side of a step-up transformer. A low side of the step-up transformer is connected to a variable frequency drive that provides a semi-sinusoidal voltage waveform. The common mode line to ground filter generates a filtered sinusoidal waveform from the output of the step-up transformer. The filtered sinusoidal voltage waveform is supplied via an electrical cable to an electrically submersible pump deployed downhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNEY GRANDE DISTRIBUTION INC.
    Inventors: Salvatore F Grande, III, David D Shipp
  • Patent number: 11038454
    Abstract: A power conversion device includes a switching circuitry configured to supply a driving alternating current (AC) power to a motor of a controlled object that includes the motor and a movable part driven by the motor, and detect an abnormality in the controlled object based on the index information acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Hirofumi Kinomura
  • Patent number: 11038453
    Abstract: A rotating electric machine drive system includes: a rotating electric machine equipped with: a rotor having one magnetic pole configured by permanent magnets, and a salient pole portion that is magnetically convex in a radial direction; and a stator wound with a multiphase stator winding; an inverter for supplying electric power to the stator winding; and a control unit for controlling energization current of the inverters. The control unit performs energization control of the stator winding such that a fundamental wave current at a fundamental frequency synchronized with a rotational speed of the rotor, and a harmonic current that is triple the fundamental frequency flow in the stator winding, and such that energization of the harmonic current generates a stator magnetic field having a specified lead phase or delay phase with respect to a third-order magnetic field of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Taniguchi, Takumi Inoue, Kazushige Okumoto, Akira Fukushima
  • Patent number: 11038456
    Abstract: A control apparatus is provided to control a rotating electric machine whose number of poles is switched from a pre-switching number of poles to a post-switching number of poles. The control apparatus includes a pre-switching control unit, a post-switching control unit and a transition control unit. The pre-switching control unit controls the torque generated by the machine before the switching of the number of poles. The post-switching control unit controls the torque generated by the machine after the switching. During a pole-number switching period, the transition control unit controls electric currents flowing in stator coils of the machine or voltages applied to the stator coils to make each magnetic pole formed with control by the pre-switching control unit not coincident with any magnetic pole formed with control by the post-switching control unit and having the same polarity as the magnetic pole formed with the control by the pre-switching control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Ishida, Makoto Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11027916
    Abstract: A trashcan assembly can include a body portion, a lid portion pivotably coupled with the body portion, and a sensor assembly configured to generate a signal when an object is detected within a sensing region. The sensor assembly can include a plurality of transmitters having a first subset of transmitters and a second subset of transmitters. A transmission axis of at least one transmitter in the first subset of transmitters can be different from a transmission axis of at least one of the transmitters in the second subset of transmitters. An electronic processor can generate an electronic signal to a power-operated drive mechanism for moving the lid portion from a closed position to an open position, such as in response to the sensor assembly detecting the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, David Wolbert, Guy Cohen, Bryce Wilkins
  • Patent number: 11031890
    Abstract: A motor drive control device driving a motor having a first system coil and a second system coil, the motor drive control device comprising: a first drive circuit controlling energization of the first system coil; a second drive circuit controlling energization of the second system coil; a first temperature sensor detecting a temperature of the first drive circuit; a second temperature sensor detecting a temperature of the second drive circuit; and a signal output circuit outputting an output signal concerning whether or not any one of the first system coil and the second system coil is in an open state, based on a detection result by the first temperature sensor and a detection result by the second temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanaka, Yuya Hisatomi, Toshihiro Tamitsuji
  • Patent number: 11022110
    Abstract: A pump control system and an abnormal processing and recovering method thereof are disclosed. The pump control system includes a pump; a motor mechanically connected to the pump; and a driving controller electrically coupled to the motor, and the driving controller configured to control a speed of the motor. The driving controller controls the speed of the motor to be varied in a multistage manner in response to an abnormal triggering event, so as to recover the pump control system to an originally set stable state. The abnormal triggering event is generated by at least one physical parameter when the pump control system is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Dartpoint Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Lin Kang, Chao-Yuan Huang
  • Patent number: 11018612
    Abstract: Enhanced network power factor corrective designs are presented that can use corrective devices that achieve long-term, operationally stable mechanical work. Embodiments can utilize reverse-winding induction motor designs with engineerable parameters and configurations for the reverse winding (13) in systems and through methods where an inductive motor (1) can present a current that leads voltage and a leading power factor (16) to correct other existing induction motors (8) in an initial network (9) or be optimized for a particular application. Designs also present a power factor correction that can present a variable correction without altering the character or physical capacitive value of an electrical correction component. Individual induction motors that have leading current and a leading power factor (16) can be provided to improve reverse winding induction motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Adventech, LLC
    Inventor: Gerald Goche