Patents Examined by Ramon M. Barrera
  • Patent number: 10665406
    Abstract: A contact mechanism includes: a movable touch piece that includes a caulking portion, a pair of arms forked from the caulking portion and respectively having free ends, first and second movable contacts provided at the respective free ends of the pair of arms, and a coupler configured to couple the free ends of the pair of arms; and first and second fixed contacts disposed respectively facing the first and second movable contacts contactably to or separably from the first and second movable contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Sasaki, Kazuhiro Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 10665407
    Abstract: A spring for an electric switch comprises a base portion, a contact section, and a return spring section. The base portion forms a proximal end of the spring. The contact section extends from the base portion to a distal end of the spring opposite the proximal end. The contact section has a contact member. The return spring section extends from the base portion alongside the contact section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Gutmann, Rudolf Mikl, Paul Indrajit
  • Patent number: 10658130
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein relating to a momentary contact switch that can be both manually and electronically actuated. In some embodiments, an electronic module can be added to a manual momentary contact switch to enable electronic control. The momentary contact switch can be transitioned between first, second, and third electrical states based on the rotation of a shaft between first, second, and third rotational positions. Rotary arms are selectively engaged by pull arms connected to a master solenoid to selectively rotate the shaft from the first rotational position to the second and third rotational positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Baltazar Castro Maciel, Sergio David Esquivel Álvarez, José Ramón Martinez Ramírez, Héctor Jaime Alba, Eduardo Ángel Morales Delgado, Marco Antonio Hidrogo Ordaz, Gerardo Rodríguez Nájera
  • Patent number: 10658910
    Abstract: A high rotor pole switched reluctance machine (HRSRM) employs an axial and radial mirroring concept and is represented by a first Multiple Rotor Pole (MRP) formula and second Multiple Stator Pole (MSP) formula. A multiple rotor HRSRM comprises at least two rotors each having a plurality of rotor poles and at least two stators having a plurality of stator poles. The at least two rotors and the at least two stators are positioned about a central axis with the stator placed between the rotors. In other embodiments, the number of stators equals the number of rotors and effectively operate as a single stator and rotor. In yet another embodiment, the effective single stator and rotor type high rotor pole switched reluctance machine is realized as single stator and rotor positioned concentrically around a central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Software Motor Company
    Inventors: Mahesh Krishnamurthy, Mark Johnston, Trevor Creary, Piyush Desai
  • Patent number: 10658889
    Abstract: An electromagnetic machine includes a motor housing defining a cavity therein, and a stator disposed within the cavity. The stator has an external surface and a plurality of mounting ears each configured to receive a fastener and extending from the external surface towards the motor housing. The assembly includes a tunable insert ring disposed between the motor housing and the stator. The tunable insert ring and the stator define at least one cooling channel therebetween. The tunable insert ring encircles the external surface and includes a plurality of projections each extending towards and disposed in contact with the stator to thereby stiffen the electromagnetic machine and minimize vibration of the stator within the motor housing. A device including the electromagnetic machine is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Xuan Q. Tran, Edward L. Kaiser, Song He
  • Patent number: 10644570
    Abstract: Electric machine including a rotor cooled by a simple disc base fan including blades, preferably of one piece with the disc, and a booster attached to the simple disc fan, the booster preferably including a disc positioned facing that of the base fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Pierre Matta
  • Patent number: 10627456
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnetic field shielding apparatus including an energy transmitter configured to generate a magnetic field, an energy receiver configured to receive the magnetic field generated by the energy transmitter, and a magnetic shield configured to shield a leaked magnetic field that is not received by the energy receiver, the magnetic shield including at least one closed region through which the leaked magnetic field passes, and at least one open region including a protrusion through which the leaked magnetic field moves to an inside of the magnetic field shielding apparatus after absorbed into the closed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Byung Chan Kim, Sang-Won Kim, Seong-Min Kim, Jung Ick Moon, Sang Bong Jeon, In Kui Cho, Hyung Do Choi
  • Patent number: 10622917
    Abstract: In order to produce a larger output and smaller friction acting on a movable substrate of an electrostatic-type electromechanical transducer using electrostatic interaction between charged portions and opposing electrodes to transduce between electric power and motive power, the electrostatic-type electromechanical transducer includes: a fixed substrate; a movable substrate being movable while maintaining a predetermined distance between the fixed substrate and the movable substrate; charged portions disposed on a first surface of the movable substrate at intervals in a direction of movement of the movable substrate, the first surface facing the fixed substrate; opposing electrodes disposed on the fixed substrate in the direction of movement, the opposing electrodes facing the movable substrate; and a ground electrode facing a second surface of the movable substrate, the second surface being opposite to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Izumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10615678
    Abstract: An assembly configured to generate a propulsive force through a plurality of magnets. The assembly includes a rod having a center disk comprised of non-magnetic materials and configured to receive an electromagnet and a plurality of coaxial magnetic disks configured for selective movement about the rod when a magnetic field is generated by the electromagnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: David Lee Hester
  • Patent number: 10615677
    Abstract: An actuator includes: a movable body including a single-pole magnetized single pole magnet; and a plurality of electromagnets each having a magnetic core portion and a coil portion for exciting the core portion. The actuator has: a fixed body on which three or more magnetic poles of the electromagnets are disposed at positions orthogonal to the magnetization direction of the single-pole magnet; and an elastic body bridged between the movable body and the fixed body and elastically deforming when current is supplied to the coil portion, thereby supporting the movable body so as to be movable in the magnetization direction of the single-pole magnet and the two-degree-of-freedom direction. The elastic body is attached to the movable body so that the movable center of the movable body matches the substantial center of the generated magnetic torque of the movable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Takahashi, Shigenori Inamoto
  • Patent number: 10607758
    Abstract: An electromagnetic positioning device (1), having a stationary spool unit (9), having a moveably guided anchor (2), which forms a positioning section (14) and which can be axially displaced along a displacement axis (V) in response to supplying the spool unit (9) with current, as well as having a one-part cup-shaped yoke-core element (3), which receives the anchor (2) and which includes a core section (5) as well as a yoke section (6) and which has a yoke-core bottom (4) extending perpendicular to the displacement axis (V) and a yoke-core sheath extending perpendicular to the yoke-core bottom (4) along the displacement axis (V), a longitudinally cut transition area (8) reduced in thickness and arranged between the core section (5) and the yoke section (6) being realized in the yoke-core sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Eckhardt, Stefan Bender
  • Patent number: 10596595
    Abstract: A vibration motor, including: a shell having accommodating space, a driving device accommodated in the accommodating space, a vibrator, and an elastic component elastically supporting the vibrator; the elastic component includes a first fixing portion connected with the shell, a second fixing portion connected with the vibrator, and a deforming portion connecting the first fixing portion with the second fixing portion; the deforming portion includes at least two elastic arms and a bending portion connecting two adjacent elastic arms, the fixing portions move close to or away from each other under compression or stretching of the deforming portion, so that the vibrator vibrate along vibrating direction, a damping member is arranged at inner surface of the bending portion close to the two adjacent elastic arms. The present disclosure adopts a new elastic component, which can adjust system damping property while guaranteeing vibrator weight, so as to improve vibration performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Zixu Hua, Hongfu Xu, Jinquan Huang, Fanghua Ling
  • Patent number: 10594197
    Abstract: A radial-gap type superconducting synchronous machine 1 is prepared which includes a rotor 20 having, on its peripheral side, a convex magnetic pole 21 which includes, at its distal end part, bulk superconductors 30. When viewed in the direction of the rotational axis C1 of the rotor 20, the magnetic pole center side of the bulk superconductors 30 is disposed nearer to a stator 10 than the magnetic pole end side of the bulk superconductors 30. A ferromagnet 28 is disposed on the rotational axis C1 side of the bulk superconductors 30. A magnetizing apparatus 100 is disposed outside the bulk superconductors 30 in the radial direction of the rotor 20. Magnetization of the bulk superconductors 30 is performed by directing magnetic flux lines from the magnetizing apparatus 100 toward the bulk superconductors 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: National University Corporation Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
    Inventors: Mitsuru Izumi, Motohiro Miki
  • Patent number: 10580607
    Abstract: An electronic protection device for a LV electric line including at least a phase conductor and a neutral conductor, comprising: input terminals and output terminals, at which said electronic protection device is electrically connected respectively with an electric power source and with an electric load through said phase and neutral conductors; a control unit comprising a controller including data processing resources; one or more pairs of main contacts electrically connected with corresponding one or more input and output terminals and adapted to be mutually coupled or separated; one or more pairs of auxiliary contacts electrically connected with corresponding one or more input terminals and with said control unit and adapted to be mutually coupled or separated; a handle movable in a first position corresponding to a closed state of said electronic protection device, in a second position corresponding to a tripped state of said electronic protection device or in a third position corresponding to an open sta
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Paolo Antonello, Agostino Butti, Mauro Guerra
  • Patent number: 10581292
    Abstract: A multi-phase electric machine having plurality of windings are mounted on the stator core that define a plurality of phases wherein, for each phase, the windings include at least two parallel windings, each winding comprising a pair of continuous wires which are connected in series. For each pole, the parallel windings fill one or more central slots and two outer slots. Each winding fills each central slot twice the number of times that the winding fills each outer slot to thereby define a slot fill ratio of 2:1 between central slots and outer slots and wherein each wire of the wire pair forming a winding fills the slots in a ratio that differs from the slot fill ratio. Each of the parallel windings include a phase shift end loop that shift the windings from one outer slot to the other outer slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Kirk E. Neet, Seong Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 10574119
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a resolver of a motor is disclosed. The mounting structure of a resolver of a motor may fix the resolver including a resolver stator and a resolver rotor to a cover of a housing accommodating the motor. The mounting structure may include a resolver cover that is coupled to an edge portion of the resolver stator and press-fitted to a supporting end formed at an inner surface of the cover. In particular, the resolver cover forms a mounting space for mounting a component inside the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyungseob Shin, Dongyeon Han, Byungjin Yoo, Hyoungjun Cho, Sangmo Ryu
  • Patent number: 10566121
    Abstract: A magnet for transporting a particle beam in a target magnet field may include a first set of coils and a second set of coils. According to some aspects, the first and second set of coils may be configured to generate a combined desired magnetic field within the bore and may be configured to generate a combined magnetic field weaker than the desired magnetic field outside the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Ion Beam Applications S.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Alexey Radovinsky, Leslie Bromberg, Joseph Minervini, Philip Michael, Emma Pearson, Eric Forton
  • Patent number: 10566855
    Abstract: A PMDC motor includes a housing, a stator magnet fixed to the inner circumferential surface of the housing, a rotor core received in the housing and facing the stator magnet, and rotor windings wound around the rotor core. The rotor core includes a plurality of rotor teeth, each of the rotor teeth including a tooth body and a tooth tip. A ratio of the outer diameter of the rotor core to an outer diameter of the housing is in the range of 0.6 to 0.67. Compared to the existing PMDC motor, the PMDC motor of the present invention can satisfy the same performance requirement, while reducing the size and weight of the rotor core and hence the weight of the rotor windings. In this way, the total weight and hence the moment of inertia of the rotor is reduced, thereby effectively reducing the noise generated during operation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Electric International AG
    Inventors: Yue Li, James Ching Sik Lau, Chui You Zhou, Gang Li, Xiao Ning Zhu, Ya Ming Zhang, Yong Gang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10566132
    Abstract: An electromagnetic switch includes a first and a second solenoid arranged in alignment in an axial direction of a housing and brings a pinion into mesh with a ring gear of an engine and close main contacts in a power supply circuit for an electric motor which cranks the engine. A retainer is provided which extends from a first bobbin of the first solenoid at least to a location of an air gap formed in a magnetic circuit of the second solenoid. The retainer holds a portion of a lead wire extending from a bobbin of the first solenoid at least in a range between the bobbin and the air gap, thereby minimizing inclination or deflection of the lead wire when the first and second solenoids are fabricated within the housing, thus facilitating the ease with which the first and second solenoids are mounted in place in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10563660
    Abstract: A support plate is accommodated in the interior of a casing, the support plate having a bearing member that rotatably supports a rotating shaft of a brushless motor, together with supporting a circuit substrate on which a control circuit is provided. The casing is constituted by combining a lower side half body and an upper side half body. A second flow passage through which cooling air (air) is allowed to flow is formed in the lower side half body, and a protrusion is provided therein, which serves as a guide member for guiding the cooling air toward the side of (a first flow passage of) the upper side half body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KEIHIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Ishizaki, Masashi Ueda