Patents Examined by Naishadh Desai
  • Patent number: 10110079
    Abstract: The present disclosure broadly relates to apparatuses and methods for generating electric power. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a self-excited electric generator. The self-excited electric generator may include auxiliary windings to provide a source of electricity to an associated generator control unit (GCU). The apparatuses and methods of the present invention may provide added benefits of reducing excitation requirements from the GCU. Thereby, the apparatuses and methods may reduce cost, weight, and size of an electric generator, and may increase reliability of associated systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jens Gehrke, Simon Waddell, Wayne Pearson, Ming Xu, Cristian Anghel
  • Patent number: 10097057
    Abstract: An electric motor of a vehicle component, in particular a window opener drive or seat adjuster drive, includes a rotor, a stator with a three-phase stator winding having at least one coil per phase with first and second coil ends, and a connection element having a number of vias corresponding to the number of coil ends, the vias forming first and second contacting groups. The vias of the first contacting group are paired with a contact ring with contact points for electrically conductively connecting the first coil ends, in particular while forming a neutral point. The second coil ends are guided through the vias of the second contacting group, and a coil end portion or additional conductor element of the coil ends is azimuthally guided along the connection element and guided, preferably axially, out of the connection element while providing a three-phase winding connection at exposed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Bernhard Kessler, Maximilian Knopf, Christian Schumpa
  • Patent number: 10097069
    Abstract: An electrical collecting and distributing member holding structure is composed of a stator including a multiplicity of cores arranged annularly, windings wound around the multiplicity of cores respectively, and an insulator for electrical insulation between the cores and the windings, a plurality of annular electrical collecting and distributing members held around the stator to collect and distribute electric current to the windings, and a holding portion formed on the insulator. The holding portion includes a plurality of recesses formed therein. The plurality of electrical collecting and distributing members are being held in the holding portion in such a manner as to be partially received in the plurality of recesses, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: HITACHI METALS, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Egami, Hidenori Okada, Manabu Yazaki, Koichi Ono
  • Patent number: 10090747
    Abstract: An electric motor, in particular a printed circuit board, having a stator, and a linearly guided rotor. On the rotor, a bolt ring having a number of bolts is attached. A cycloidal disc is connected in engagement to the bolt ring. An electrical circuit is also provided having a printed circuit board and an electric motor which is attached to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ellenberger & Poensgen GmbH
    Inventor: Lothar Hofmeister
  • Patent number: 10084357
    Abstract: The present invention is a molded stator including a stator and a substrate. The molded stator includes: a donut-shaped lead-wire wiring component that wires power-supply lead wires to a winding wire of the stator and that wires sensor lead wires to the position detection circuit; a lead-out component that leads out the power-supply lead wires and the sensor lead wires to outside of the molded stator; a power-supply lead-wire holding component that holds the power-supply lead wires; and a sensor-lead-wire holding component that holds the sensor lead wires. The lead-out component is connected to a latching part that latches the sensor-lead-wire holding component and includes projections as plane parts that are substantially perpendicular to a radial direction of the stator on the radially outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuto Urabe, Hiroki Aso, Kazunori Sakanobe, Mineo Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Ishii, Junichiro Oya
  • Patent number: 10084352
    Abstract: A thin axial gap motor includes: a base, a circuit unit installed on the base; a stator module including at least one flat permeable frame and at least one winding, and the permeable frame having at least one support arm and an induced magnetic part connected to the at least one support arm, and the winding being wound around the support arm; a rotor module including a flat permanent magnet installed at the top of the induced magnetic parts and having an orthographic projection range corresponsive to the area of the induced magnetic part, and the at least one winding being disposed on an outer side of the permanent magnet; and a pivoting element installed between the base and the rotor module and including a bearing housing and a spindle plugged into the bearing housing for rotating the rotor module with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shui-Fa Tsai, Shih-Wei Huang, Chu-Yi Kuo
  • Patent number: 10079527
    Abstract: A side stand magnetic motor and a cooling fan using the side stand magnetic motor are disclosed and are related to telecommunications device accessory technologies, so as to provide a motor that can effectively and fast dissipate heat generated by a coil of the side stand magnetic motor. The side stand magnetic motor includes a stator, where the stator includes a body and a coil disposed on the body; the magnetic motor further includes an engine base for fastening the stator, a thermally conductive structure of a heat transfer material is disposed on the stator, and the thermally conductive structure is in contact with and is connected to the engine base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengpeng Yang, Xi Chao, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 10079521
    Abstract: A motor actuator includes a housing and an electric motor contained in the housing. The electric motor has a motor casing and a motor shaft protruding from a front face of the motor casing. The housing has a back wall behind a rear face of the motor casing. A gap space, which continues in a motor shaft direction, is formed between the back wall of the housing and the rear face of the motor casing. A counter region, which defines the gap space, is provided in the rear face of the motor casing. The motor actuator further includes a sound insulating member placed in the gap space, and covers the counter region in its entirety from behind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TGK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Akiyama, Takashi Sannomiya
  • Patent number: 10079519
    Abstract: A motor may include a shaft, an armature, a commutator, a bearing, a housing, a bracket, and a brush card assembly. The brush card assembly may include a brush contacting the commutator, and a brush card holding the brush. The bracket may include a bracket bottom portion covering at least a portion of a lower side of the brush card, a cylindrical bracket cylindrical portion extending upwardly from a radially outer edge of the bracket bottom portion, a bearing holding portion extending upwardly from the bracket bottom portion at a radially inner side of the bracket cylindrical portion, and holding the bearing, and a rib positioned above the bracket bottom portion, and extending radially outward from the bearing holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Hamagishi, Hironori Kizaki
  • Patent number: 10075047
    Abstract: A rotation apparatus comprises a machine base and a stator. The machine base comprises a driving end intermediate support board and a non-driving end intermediate support board disposed parallel along the length direction of the machine base. Inner holes used for supporting the stator are separately provided in the driving end intermediate support board and the non-driving end intermediate support board. The inner holes in the driving end intermediate support board are asymmetrical on the top and the bottom. The vibration of the rotation apparatus can be effectively reduced, the output power is improved, and a good cooling effect is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Jian Zhou, Yiqun Wang, Zhaohui Fei, Timo Holopainen
  • Patent number: 10069380
    Abstract: A system is provided for liquid cooling of an electric motor generator unit. The electric motor generator unit includes a magnetic air gap running between a stator and a rotor, wherein for the cooling of the electric motor generator unit, the air gap is acted on with cooling liquid supplied from the outside. A control device adapts the pressure or the volume flow of the supplied cooling liquid as a function of a determined actual value of an operating temperature variable of the electric motor generator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Rainer Gugel, Norbert Fritz, David Mueller
  • Patent number: 10069359
    Abstract: An electric motor has an internal stator (21) and an external rotor (2). The external rotor (2) has a rotor housing (3) and a plurality of magnets (9) mounted therein and is adapted to rotate around a rotation axis (10); the magnets (9) are preferably bar magnets; the rotor housing (3) has an inner surface (7), a first end (5), and a second end (6) located opposite the first end (5) and the inner surface defines respective receiving surfaces (11) for reception of the magnets. each receiving surface features a channel depression (13) to receive a magnet (9). The magnets (9) are each fastened on a respective one of the receiving surfaces (11) with the aid of an adhesive mounting agent (36). A first bearing seat (14) for reception of a first bearing cage (15) is formed at the second end (6) of the rotor housing (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: EBM-PAPST St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Ginter, Markus Flaig
  • Patent number: 10069376
    Abstract: A ceiling fan motor includes a stator, a rotor and a circuit box. The stator includes a shaft and an iron core. The rotor is rotatably coupled with the shaft. The circuit box is adapted to be attached to or detached from the stator and includes a circuit board, an opening and a shaft hole. The circuit board is electrically connected to an electrical connection portion. The opening extends through one surface to another surface of the circuit box. The electrical connection portion is adapted to be connected to an external accessory or a wire via the opening, and the shaft extends through the shaft hole. In another embodiment, the circuit box includes a plurality of openings and is electrically connected to a plurality of electrical connection portions. The quantity of the plurality of openings corresponds to the quantity of the plurality of electrical connection portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bo-Wei Chiou
  • Patent number: 10069371
    Abstract: An apparatus including a housing; a motor having a stator and a rotor, where the stator is connected to the housing; an environment barrier extending between the stator and the rotor; and a sealing system connecting the environment barrier with the housing. The sealing system includes a first seal interface and a second seal interface. The first seal interface connects to the housing at a first diameter which is at least partially less than or equal to an inner diameter of the stator. The second seal interface connects to the housing at a second diameter which is at least partially greater than or equal to an outer diameter of the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Christopher Hofmeister, Dennis Poole
  • Patent number: 10069375
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine module. The module can include a housing that can define a machine cavity. The housing can include a sleeve member that can include a first axial sleeve member comprising a first flange, a second flange, and first recess at least partially defined between the first flange and the second flange. The sleeve member can also include a second axial sleeve member comprising a third flange, a fourth flange, and a second recess at least partially defined between the first flange and the second flange. The first axial sleeve member can be coupled to the second axial sleeve member to form the sleeve member and so that the first recess and the second recess form a coolant jacket. An electric machine can be positioned within the machine cavity so that it is substantially circumscribed by a portion of the coolant jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Chamberlin, James J. Ramey
  • Patent number: 10063120
    Abstract: A motor may include a rotor including a shaft having a central axis; a stator opposite to the rotor, and comprising coils; a bearing supporting the shaft; a metallic bearing holder covering the stator and supporting the bearing; at least one busbar on an opposite axial side of the bearing holder and including a connection terminal connected with a a coil wire extending from one of the coils; and a coil support between the stator and the bearing holder and fixed to the stator. The bearing holder may include at least one through hole. The coil support may include at least one insulating support portion comprising an opening portion. A portion of the opening portion of the insulating support portion having a smallest cross-sectional area in the opening portion lies inside of an edge of one of the through holes of the bearing holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuro Kawamoto, Takayuki Migita, Takao Atarashi, Masateru Kawakami, Takahiro Kizu
  • Patent number: 10050507
    Abstract: A linear motor, comprises at least one stator device (14) with a plurality of permanent magnets (18, 18-1, 18-2) of different polarity and with at least one carrier rail (24), and at least one rotor device (12) with at least three electrical coils (44) and with at least one supporting means (26), which can be or which is supported on the carrier rail (24) of the stator device (14), wherein the rotor device (12) and the stator device (14) are moveable to and fro with respect to each other along a movement direction (FR) defined by the carrier rail (24) by interaction of magnetic fields of the permanent magnets (18, 18-1, 18-2) with the magnetic fields of the coils (44), through which current flows if required, wherein the stator device (14) is formed from at least one stator module (16-1, 16-2), wherein the stator module (16-1, 16-2) is configured such that a stator device (16) with two or more consecutively arranged stator modules (16-1, 16-2) can be formed, and wherein at the stator module (16-1, 16-2) at le
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hamilton Bonaduz AG
    Inventors: Meinrad Franz Hofstetter, Eduard Nawrocki, Hanspeter Romer, Vinzenz Kirste
  • Patent number: 10044250
    Abstract: An armature includes an armature core, teeth, a commutator, concentrated winding wires, and distributed winding wires. Each of the teeth includes a first branch portion and a second branch portion. Each of segments in the commutator has a riser. A start end and a terminal end of the concentrated winding wire are pulled out separately in a direction getting closer to the commutator and in a direction away from the commutator. The conductor between the concentrated winding wires is hooked by the riser by which the conductor between the other concentrated winding wires is not hooked. A start end and a terminal end of the distributed winding wire are pulled out separately in a direction getting closer to the commutator and in a direction away from the commutator. The conductor between the distributed winding wires is hooked by the riser by which at least one of the conductor between the concentrated winding wires and the conductor between the other distributed winding wires is not hooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Seki, Tomohisa Okamoto, Takehiko Ohshita
  • Patent number: 10033251
    Abstract: An electric motor with an electronics housing (6) includes a removable cover (10) as well as an operating unit. The operating unit includes an operating panel (20) fastened on the cover (10). The cover (10) with the operating panel (20) is connectable to a lower part (8) of the electronics housing (6) in at least two alternative alignments. A pump assembly is also provided with such an electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GRUNDFOS HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Peter Mønster, Lars Østergaard
  • Patent number: 10033257
    Abstract: A linear vibrator includes a stator having a housing including a receiving space, a moveable unit received in the receiving space, a coil attached to one of the stator and the moveable unit, a magnet assembly attached to the other of the stator and the moveable unit, an elastic member having one end connecting to the moveable unit and another end connecting to the stator for suspending the moveable unit in the receiving space, the elastic member having an elastic gap, and a damping block at least partially received in the elastic gap and deformable by the elastic member during the vibration of the moveable unit within a predetermined vibration amplitude. A boost force is produced by the damping block for accelerating the moveable unit to return to balanced position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Yang Zhang