Patents Examined by Joshua Benitez
  • Patent number: 10199913
    Abstract: A primary part for a linear motor, a linear motor comprising such primary part, and a method for manufacturing such primary part. The primary part comprises a housing, a pre-casted unit having at least two coils which are mutually fixed in position by a solidified first casting material, a plurality of spacer elements disposed between the pre-casted unit and the housing, the plurality of spacer elements contacting the housing and ensuring a space between the housing and the pre-casted unit, and a solidified second casting material filling the space between the housing and the pre-casted unit. The solidified second casting material ensures a fixed connection of the housing to the pre-casted unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: Tecnotion B.V., Tecnotion Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Hendrik Kollen, Wouter Jan Van Beek
  • Patent number: 10199887
    Abstract: A core segment linked body when opened out rectilinearly is configured: such that a distance between adjacent width reduced portions is greater than a width dimension of width expanded portions when adjacent core segments are in an expanded position, and the distance between the adjacent width reduced portions is less than the width dimension of the width expanded portions when the adjacent core segments are in a contracted position; and so as to satisfy (te?tn)/?s?>0, and 0<(te?tn)/te?0.27, where ?s? is a distance between center lines of the adjacent magnetic pole teeth in the expanded position, te is a width dimension of tooth main portions, and tn is the width dimension of the width reduced portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Takiguchi, Akira Hashimoto, Takanori Komatsu, Katsunori Oki, Satoru Hasegawa, Susumu Oshima
  • Patent number: 10177612
    Abstract: A material of the stator core is different from a material of the housings, in a state where one end portion in the axis direction of the stator core is contacted to the first housing, and the other end portion in the axis direction of the stator core is contacted to the second housing; and a neighboring portion of a contact portion, at which the first housing is contacted to the stator core, and another neighboring portion of a contact portion, at which the second housing is contacted to the stator core, are connected by a connecting component in the axis direction, of which material is the same as a material of the stator core, whereby the first housing and the second housing are connected each other; and the first housing and the second housing face each other in a state where a gap intervenes between both housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihito Asao, Isao Sonoda, Kohei Ushio, Satoru Akutsu
  • Patent number: 10177632
    Abstract: A brushless motor includes: a columnar rotor including magnets; a stator including at its center a space for placing the rotor; a housing member that houses the rotor and the stator; and a detector that detects a signal dependent on a rotational position of the rotor based on variation in a magnetic field associated with a rotation of the rotor. The housing member includes a front bell that supports a portion of the rotating shaft of the rotor and a housing body that supports another portion of the rotating shaft of the rotor. The front bell includes a mount fitted with the detector. The mount projects from the base toward an end face of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MABUCHI MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Miyajima
  • Patent number: 10174761
    Abstract: A synchronous electric motor for operating a pump includes a motor body, a stator and a rotor coupled to an impeller of the pump. The motor also comprises a cylindrical element that extends towards the inside of the motor body from one of its outer walls so as to define a first cylindrical cavity open to the outside to insert inside the rotor, wherein the rotor has a circular cross section essentially corresponding to the inner section of the cylindrical element so that the rotor is in contact with the cylindrical element and then there is a friction between the rotor and the cylindrical element when the rotor rotates, and the rotor is shaftless and axially and directly coupled to the impeller of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HYDOR SRL
    Inventor: Valerio Bresolin
  • Patent number: 10164503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power generation system using a vehicle. The power generation system includes: a vehicle, such as an automobile, a train, an airplane, and an escalator, for carrying people or freight; a movement route, such as a road, a railroad, and a runway, formed so that the vehicle can move thereon; and a power generation unit including a magnetic force generation portion and a magnetic force receiving portion alternatively installed in the vehicle and the movement route, and configured to generate electric energy using electromagnetic induction occurring due to relative movement between the magnetic force generation portion and the magnetic force receiving portion according to movement of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Hyeon Cheol Moon
  • Patent number: 10148155
    Abstract: Apparatus for connecting a motor controller to an electrical motor, said apparatus comprising: a motor interface board; a mounting mechanism for mechanically connecting said motor interface board to the electrical motor; at least one input lead for electrically connecting said motor interface board to at least one of an electrical power source and an electrical signal source; at least one output lead for electrically connecting said motor interface board to the electrical motor; and at least one connector for mechanically and electrically connecting said motor interface board to the motor controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Barrett Technology, LLC
    Inventors: David Wilkinson, Peter Botticelli, Donald Drumm, Darren Landino, Brian Zenowich, William Townsend
  • Patent number: 10141800
    Abstract: A magnet-embedded rotor includes a cylindrical rotor core that rotates together with a rotating shaft; and permanent magnets embedded in the rotor core. The rotor core includes core members, and each core member includes a tubular portion into which the rotating shaft is inserted and projecting portions formed to project in a radial direction of the tubular portion from an outer periphery of the tubular portion and arranged apart from each other in a circumferential direction of the tubular portion. The rotor core is formed by assembling the core members such that the tubular portions are arranged on one straight line and the projecting portion of the core member and the projecting portion of the other core member are adjacent to each other in a circumferential direction of the rotor core. The permanent magnet is embedded in each projecting portion of each core member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Nimura, Naotake Kanda, Ryosuke Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10135325
    Abstract: Disclosed is a voice coil motor, the motor including a mover having a bobbin equipped with a lens and a coil block secured to an outer circumference of the bobbin; a stator having a magnet that is disposed in such a way as to face the coil block; elastic members coupled to a lower end of the bobbin and connected to both ends of the coil block; a base supporting the elastic members and the stator; and a cover can covering the mover, the stator and the base, with an opening being formed in the cover can to expose the lens therethrough, wherein each of the elastic members includes a terminal portion that extends between the cover can and a side surface of the base, the terminal portion including a short-circuit prevention portion so as to inhibit a short-circuit between the terminal portion and the cover can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sanghee Lee
  • Patent number: 10128708
    Abstract: There is provided an armature including a shaft; a core attached to the shaft; a commutator that is attached to the shaft, and includes a plurality of commutator segments; windings that are wound onto the core, and are connected to the respective commutator segments; and a short-circuit member that connects together a pair out of the plurality of commutator segments, and is disposed further to the commutator radial direction outside than an outer peripheral portion of the commutator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Seki
  • Patent number: 10122231
    Abstract: Each of permanent magnets includes a magnet body formed across the radial direction of a rotor core, and a pair of magnet end parts bending toward the outer peripheral side of the magnet body and extending respectively from both ends of the magnet body in the peripheral direction toward the outer edge of the rotor core. Magnetization directions of the magnet end parts and a magnetic pole center line intersect with each other on the outer peripheral side of the magnet body. The inclination angle of each magnetization direction of the magnet end parts with respect to the magnetic pole center line is greater than the inclination angle of a magnetization direction of the magnet body with respect to the magnetic pole center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kifuji, Yoshiki Yasuda, Yoshinari Asano, Yasuhiko Ohsawa
  • Patent number: 10113562
    Abstract: A blower (2) comprising: (a) a rotor (6) including: (i) a magnet (12) and (ii) a shaft (16) including a recess on an end of the shaft (16); (b) a stator (20) that at least partially extends within the rotor (6); and (c) a compliant member (26); wherein the compliant member (26) extends into the recess and the compliant member (26) is compliant so that the compliant member (26) allows the shaft (16) to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: GENTHERM AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS (CHINA) LTD.
    Inventors: Chad Vincent Pacilli, Stephen Seguin, Loory (Rui) Wang
  • Patent number: 10110078
    Abstract: A stator includes a cylindrical core with a plurality of longitudinally extending slots, a first winding set formed as a first cascaded wire in two radial layers of the slots, a second winding set formed as a second cascaded wire in two other radial layers of the slots, and a jumper connecting the first and second wires. A first winding set may have three cascaded phase wires in first and second layers of the slots, and a second winding set may have three cascaded phase wires in third and fourth layers of the slots. A winding set of a first phase may have a first cascaded wire in two radial layers of a first one of the slots, and a winding set of a second phase may have a second cascaded wire in two other radial layers of the first one of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventor: Kirk Neet
  • Patent number: 10110101
    Abstract: The single-phase induction motor includes a stator fixed in a cylindrical frame by shrink-fitting or press-fitting, a main winding wire and an auxiliary winding wire provided on the stator, and a rotor provided on an inner circumferential side of the stator, in which an arc-shaped arc portion and a linear cutout portion are formed on an outer circumference of the stator, the arc portion is arranged on the outer circumference of the stator in a direction of the main winding wire magnetic pole with respect to the center of the stator, and a relief portion for reducing a contact area between the arc portion and an inner circumferential surface of the frame is formed on the arc portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Ono
  • Patent number: 10110076
    Abstract: A single-phase brushless motor includes a stator and a rotor rotatable with respect to the stator. The rotor includes a number of permanent magnetic poles. The stator includes a stator core and a winding wound on the stator core. The stator core includes an outer annular portion, an inner annular portion, and connecting portions connecting the inner and outer annular portions. The winding is wound around the connecting portions. The rotor is received in the inner annular portion. The inner annular portion and the rotor form a substantially uniform air gap. A recess is formed in an inner surface of a part of the inner annular portion between each pair of adjacent connecting portions. A center of each recess deviates from a center line of symmetry of the corresponding pair of connecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC S.A.
    Inventors: Yue Li, Bao Ting Liu, Chui You Zhou, Yong Wang, Ming Chen, Xiao Ning Zhu
  • Patent number: 10097060
    Abstract: Systems and methods for protecting motor lead from debris and fluid contamination. In one embodiment, detachable, flexible lead wires within an ESP motor are covered by protective sleeves that are sealed against the end connectors of the leads. The end connectors are coupled to corresponding terminals in an epoxy fixture of the motor and a motor head in a manner that provides a seal between them. The sealed sleeve and end connectors prevent debris and contaminants in the fluid within the motor from reaching the conductive elements of the motor leads, thereby preventing accumulations of debris and contaminants that could otherwise cause electrical faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael R. Rumbaugh, Ryan P. Semple, Jeffrey G. Frey
  • Patent number: 10090727
    Abstract: An electronic package adapted for connection to a rear frame member of an electric machine. The electronic package includes a cooling tower having first and second axial ends and a central axis. The cooling tower includes a metallic first wall extending about the central axis and defining radially inner and outer first wall surfaces. An axially extending air flow passage extends through the cooling tower. Spaced metallic ribs traverse the air flow space and are in conductive thermal communication with the radially inner first wall surface. A plurality of circumferentially distributed power electronics devices are in conductive thermal communication with the cooling tower and secured to the radially outer first wall surface to thereby provide a heat sink for the power electronics devices. Electronic control circuitry is operatively connected to and substantially surrounded by the power electronics devices. An electric machine with such an electronic package is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventor: Michael D. Bradfield
  • Patent number: 10075105
    Abstract: A rotor for an LSIPM comprises a plurality of permanent magnets defining a number of poles (“P”) of the LSIPM, and a plurality of rotor bars spaced about the rotor defining a rotor bar area (“BA”). The rotor bars are formed of a conductive material having an associated conductivity (“?RB”). End members are disposed on axial opposite ends of the rotor core. The end members are in electrical contact with the rotor bars. The end members are formed from a material having an associated conductivity (“?EM”). Each end ring member has a minimum geometric cross sectional area (“ERA”) and outer diameter that generally corresponds to the rotor core outer diameter. The ERA is greater than 0.5 times the rotor bar area per the number of poles (BA/P) times a ratio of the rotor bar material conductivity to the end member material conductivity (?RB/?EM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Baldor Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert F. McElveen, Richard J. Budzynski
  • Patent number: 10069351
    Abstract: There is provided an armature including: an armature core that includes plural tooth portions extending in a radial direction and disposed in a row around a circumferential direction; an insulator including plural insulation portions integrated with the armature core; plural windings each including plural wound portions wound on the tooth portions with the insulation portions interposed between the wound portions and the tooth portions, and a crossing wire connecting the plural wound portions together; wherein at a tooth portion, a terminal portion of a wound portion and a terminal portion of a crossing wire are positioned at side portions of the tooth portion on the same side as each other in the circumferential direction; and the insulator is provided with a retaining section that retains the terminal portion of the wound portion and guides the terminal portion of the crossing wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeaki Kageme
  • Patent number: 10058790
    Abstract: In some examples, a motor assembly kit includes a magnet, a coil, a bearing, and a flat assembly. The flat assembly includes a base structure, a first plurality of components, and a second plurality of components. The first plurality of components are removable from the flat assembly to construct a magnet support to support the magnet above the base structure. The second plurality of components are removable from the flat assembly to construct a coil cradle to support the coil above the base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lee Zamir