Patents Examined by Julio C. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10439467
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor, a stator, a housing, a bus bar assembly, a cover fixed to the housing, and a circuit board. The bus bar assembly includes a bus bar, a wiring member, and a bus bar holder. The bus bar holder includes a main body portion, a connector portion, and a connection terminal holding portion. The cover directly or indirectly contacts a second side of the main body portion. The wiring member includes a circuit board connection terminal fixed to the connection terminal holding portion and an external power-supply connection terminal. At least one other portion of the wiring member is located closer to a second side of the motor than the external power-supply connection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehiro Haga, Ryusuke Sato, Masashi Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10435061
    Abstract: A case is formed of aluminum. A rotation axis has one end affixed with an input rotor element and is rotational with a rotor. A first bearing is equipped to the case and is located between the input rotor element and the rotor to rotationally support the rotation axis. A second bearing is equipped to the case and is located on an opposite side of the rotor from the first bearing to rotationally support the rotation axis. A multilayered helical wave washer is wound for three rounds or more in a spiral wave form and is located in an axial gap formed between the case and an outer ring of one of the first bearing and the second bearing to apply a spring load to the outer ring in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Taniguchi, Koji Isogai
  • Patent number: 10439475
    Abstract: An electric motor with a stator housing (2) and with an electronics housing (8), has a first section (A) of the electronics housing arranged on the radial side of the stator housing (2), and a fan (24) arranged on a first axial end (22) of the stator housing (2). The electronics housing (8) extends in the axial direction (X) beyond the first axial end (22) of the stator housing in a manner such that a second section (B) of the electronics housing (8), in whose inside at least one first heat-producing electronic component (58, 60) is arranged, is situated on the radial side of the fan (24). A pump assembly with such an electric motor is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GRUNDFOS HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Palle Madsen Obel, Lars Ƙstergaard
  • Patent number: 10432068
    Abstract: A structure of a motor which is capable of enhancing a sensing efficiency and a structural reliability is provided. Particularly, a sensing unit for a motor and a motor including the sensing unit which has a rotating shaft, a sensing plate press-fitted in a structure of passing through the rotating shaft, a sensing magnet disposed on the sensing plate, and a fixing plate coupled to a center of the rotating shaft by a coupling member and disposed in a structure of covering an exposed surface of the sensing magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 10432048
    Abstract: The rotating electric motor includes a stator including a stator coil and a stator core, and a rotor located at an inner peripheral side of the stator core and rotatable relative to the stator. The rotor includes a rotor core provided at an outer periphery of a rotor rotation shaft via a core support portion. The rotor core has a plurality of magnetic poles in which a plurality of sets of permanent magnets are provided along a circumferential direction. The rotor core includes a plurality of rotor core divided bodies that are aligned in an axial direction, concentrically arranged, and shifted in phase from each other by a determined angle. A pair of grooves are provided on an outer peripheral portion of each rotor core divided body to be spaced apart from each other in the circumferential direction with a center of each magnetic pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Makino
  • Patent number: 10432053
    Abstract: A stator includes an annular stator core, a stator winding, and an insulating sheet member. In the stator core, slots are circumferentially arrayed. The stator winding includes conductor segments having oblique portions formed by open end portions being circumferentially twisted. The open end portions are inserted into the slots from one of two axial-direction sides and extend towards another one. The insulating sheet member is interposed between an inner wall surface of the slot and the conductor segment. The insulating sheet member is rolled into a cylindrical shape along the inner wall surface of the slot, and includes an overlapping portion and a slack portion. In the overlapping portion, two circumferential-direction end portions overlap each other. The overlapping portion is disposed on one of two radial-direction sides of each of the slots. The slack portion is disposed on another one of two radial-direction sides of each of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akito Tamura
  • Patent number: 10432058
    Abstract: A device for mounting an electric motor, in particular a fan drive of a heating or an air conditioning system in a motor vehicle, in such a way that vibrations are decoupled, the device having a number of damping and/or decoupling elements at the motor end, each damping or decoupling element being supported eccentrically in relation to the electric motor or the stator thereof or pole casing or motor housing thereof. A drive and to a damping and/or decoupling element is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugtelle GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Maurad Berkouk, Sebastien Labat, Johannes Helmich, Peter Pieczkowski
  • Patent number: 10432077
    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: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sanghee Lee
  • Patent number: 10432060
    Abstract: Provided is a motor which includes a stator including a stator core, a coil wound around the stator core, and an insulator mounted on the stator core and configured to insulate the coil and the stator core, a busbar disposed on the stator and conductively connected to the coil, a rotor disposed inside the stator, and a shaft coupled to the rotor, wherein the insulator includes a vibration prevention unit which extends from an upper side of an inner circumferential part and is in contact with an inner circumferential surface of the busbar. Therefore, the motor prevents a coating of a coil from being worn or cut by preventing the busbar from moving without an additional process or component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woong Seon Ryu
  • Patent number: 10421351
    Abstract: An in-wheel motor system can drive an in-wheel motor stably, and also allows power feeding from the road surface, even when transmission and reception coils are misaligned. An in-wheel motor system (1) includes a power transmitter (100) that utilizes a resonance phenomenon using a magnetic field. The power transmitter (100) transmits power (P) wirelessly from the vehicle body to an in-wheel motor (10) mounted in a wheel. The in-wheel motor system (1) may also include a communication interface (110) that communicates between the vehicle body and the wheel, and the communication interface (110) may transmit a control signal (CTL) for driving the in-wheel motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, NSK Ltd., TOKYO ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fujimoto, Takehiro Imura, Gaku Yamamoto, Daisuke Gunji, Motoki Sato
  • Patent number: 10424991
    Abstract: A drive device includes a motor, a substrate arranged perpendicular to a motor shaft on one axial end of the motor and having a conductive connection portion, a frame body reserving a space on a substrate side, a frame member having a substrate pedestal for fixing the substrate, a cover member covering an opposite surface of the substrate relative to the frame member, and a connector having a connector terminal that extends along the axial direction and is press-fitted to the connection portion of the substrate. When the connector terminal of the connector is press-fitted to the substrate and the cover member is disposed at the same time, the number of work steps in an assembly procedure of the drive device is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10425026
    Abstract: An independent speed variable frequency alternating current (AC) generator apparatus may include a rotor and a stator, the rotor configured to rotate relative to the stator. The apparatus may further include a magnetic field source attached to the rotor and configured to generate a first rotating magnetic field upon rotation of the rotor, where a rotational frequency of the first rotating magnetic field is dependent on a rotational frequency of the rotor. The apparatus may also include a main rotor winding attached to the rotor and configured to generate a second rotating magnetic field upon the rotation of the rotor, where a rotational frequency of the second rotating magnetic field is independent of the rotational frequency of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lijun Gao, Shengyi Liu
  • Patent number: 10424979
    Abstract: A stator is provided for an electric machine. The stator includes a plurality of teeth which are each designed such that a winding can be arranged on them. The teeth are at a first angle in relation to the longitudinal axis in a first region which extends in the axial direction of the stator. The teeth are at a second angle, which differs from the first angle, in relation to the longitudinal axis in a second region which extends in the axial direction of the stator. A third region in which the teeth are electrically insulated is arranged between the first region and the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Alexander Maier
  • Patent number: 10424990
    Abstract: Provided is an inverter-integrated electric compressor which uses the filter circuit as the substrate to eliminate a bulbar connection, improves assembly properties of the inverter device, optimizes the substrate structure, and makes the inverter device more compact and economical. In this inverter-integrated electric compressor, the inverter device is provided with multiple high-voltage electrical components which configure a noise removal filter circuit, a power substrate on which a power element is mounted, a control substrate on which a control circuit is mounted, and a filter circuit substrate which configures the filter circuit by the multiple high-voltage electrical components being connected in a pattern and mounted thereon, wherein the high-voltage electrical components, the power substrate, the control substrate and the filter circuit substrate are configured to be so as to be unitized together and housed and arranged in an inverter housing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Masahiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10413939
    Abstract: An electronic vibrator comprises a power source unit converting AC power into DC power, a bridge circuit comprising an insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) as a power switching device for driving a large-capacity oscillator, a circuit driving unit driving the bridge circuit and applying a sine wave which is a sine wave PWM modulation reference wave as well as a triangular wave, and a vibration generator connected to the bridge circuit, generating vibration by a current supplied by the bridge circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Dong Jun Ahn
  • Patent number: 10418864
    Abstract: A stator core of a rotating electric machine, includes a base, teeth, slots, and cutouts. The base includes a through-hole having a substantially cylindrical shape surrounded by an inner circumferential wall around a center axis of the substantially cylindrical shape. Teeth are arranged around the center axis and extending along a radial direction of the substantially cylindrical shape from the inner circumferential wall toward the center axis. Each of the teeth has a first end surface and a second end surface opposite to the first end surface in the center axis. Each of the slots is defined between a tooth and another tooth adjacent to the tooth among the teeth such that a coil is to be provided into each of the slots. Each of the cutouts is provided in the first end surface to face an inner surface of a bent portion of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10418873
    Abstract: A brushless motor includes: a stator including an annular stator core and first through twelfth teeth provided circumferentially on an inner circumference of the stator core in a sequential order; first through twelfth coils wound around the first through twelfth teeth, respectively, and forming a delta connection; and a rotor provided at a center of the stator. The first through twelfth coils are configured such that: the twelfth, first, six, and seventh coils in series connection form a W-phase; the eighth, ninth, second, and third coils in series connection form a U-phase, the fourth, fifth, tenth, and eleventh coils in series connection form a V-phase, coils of different phases adjacent to each other in an arrangement on the teeth are wound in the same direction, and coils of the same phase adjacent to each other are wound in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MABUCHI MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuya Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10418882
    Abstract: A traction motor comprises a stator, a rotor core, an iron core holder, a cooling fan, a rotor, a frame, a bracket, and a bearing unit. The cooling fan includes a main plate that separates the inside and the outside of the totally-enclosed traction motor; blades provided on the bracket side of the cooling fan and along a rotational direction of the rotor; and a guide provided on the bracket side of the blades. In the bracket, inlets are provided within an area obtained when the guide is projected onto the bracket. The guide is formed such that air drawn in through the inlets is guided to a rotor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenta Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10418883
    Abstract: A cover assembly and a brushed motor are provided. The cover assembly includes a mounting portion and a flow guide portion. The mounting portion defines a first opening through the mounting portion along an axial direction of the motor. The flow guide portion includes a top wall disposed at one end thereof away from the mounting portion along the motor axial direction. The fluid guide portion defines a second opening extending to an inner wall surface of the top wall in the motor axial direction. The first opening and the second opening are in flow communication with each other. The flow guide portion further defines a winding flow passage. The flow passage has an inner inlet in flow communication with the second opening and an outer outlet in flow communication with an outside environment. The present invention facilitates absorption of the motor noise and hence reduction of the output noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Min Li, Jin Jin Wu, Kok Ang Chong, Cheng Zhuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10414477
    Abstract: An unmanned underwater vehicle propulsion system includes a turbine engine having a mechanical output, an electrical generator including a mechanical connection to the mechanical output, and an electrical input/output. At least one power bus connects the electrical input/output to one of a motor drive and a motor. A rechargeable energy storage system is connected to the at least one power bus and is configured to provide power to the power bus in at least a first mode and receive power from the power bus in a second mode. A controller is configured to control at least one of the electrical generator, the motor drive, the motor, and the rechargeable energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Richard A. Himmelmann