Patents Examined by Ramon M. Barrera
  • Patent number: 10103589
    Abstract: Provided is a rotor member that can contribute to an easy assembling operation and components thereof can be reused. The rotor member includes a magnet mounting member having a first end and a second end, a plurality of magnets arranged radially outwardly of the magnet mounting member, and a tubular holding member arranged radially outwardly of the plurality of magnets and holds the magnets between the holding member and the magnet mounting member. The magnet mounting member includes a slit that radially penetrates the magnet mounting member and extends in a predetermined axial-direction section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Arimatsu
  • Patent number: 10103654
    Abstract: An energy harvesting apparatus includes a housing that includes an internal portion filled with dielectric liquid in a vacuum state, first and second electrode portions that are disposed to face each other in the housing and configured to be polarized with different polarities, a first layer that forms a path along the internal portion of the housing to allow the dielectric liquid and bubbles generated from the dielectric liquid to flow through the path, and a second layer configured to insulate the first and second electrode portions from the housing. The bubbles are generated from the dielectric liquid when thermal energy is applied to the housing. The first and second electrode portions may change a dielectric constant of the dielectric liquid when the bubbles move between the first and second electrode portions to generate current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-yeon Yun, Hyun-taek Na, Yui-yoon Lee, Su-hwan Jin, Dae-hyun Nam
  • Patent number: 10103601
    Abstract: A rotor shaft is configured hollow from an end face on a counter driving side to the front of a proximal end portion of a main plate of a cooling fan. Ventilation holes communicating with a hollow section are provided on a side surface of the rotor shaft. A labyrinth is provided between an end portion on the counter driving side of the main plate and a bracket. According to rotation of the cooling fan, cooling wind enters from the end face, passes through the hollow section, and passes through a ventilation path configured by the main plate and the bearing section via the ventilation holes. The cooling wind is exhausted via an exhaust port provided in the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenta Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10103603
    Abstract: Electric motor includes a housing provided with an opening equipped with a membrane forming a barrier to liquid water between the inside and the outside of the housing but permeable to water vapor, the stator being liquid cooled and the motor having an internal fan to generate a forced circulation of air inside the motor, the membrane being situated in a region in which the forced circulation of air exposes it on the inside to a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MOTEURS LEROY-SOMER
    Inventors: Hubert Lotz, Mickael Douvry, Thierry Pera, Philippe Ciciliani
  • Patent number: 10090736
    Abstract: A rotary electric machine integrated with a control device includes: a housing composed of a front bracket and a rear bracket and supporting a rotor and a stator; and a control device attached to the rear bracket. The control device is composed of: a power module having a switching element that is for energizing a stator winding of the stator; a field module having a switching element that is for energizing a field winding of the rotor; a heat sink cooling the power module and the field module; and a control board having a control circuit that controls the switching elements, the control device also including: a battery end terminal; and a grounding end terminal. Then, the heat sink is attached to the rear bracket while being insulated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Shimano, Masahiko Fujita
  • Patent number: 10084360
    Abstract: The present application discloses an electric working machine. The electric working machine includes: a motor including a rotor; a sensor board including a magnetic sensor for detecting magnetic variation due to rotation of the rotor; and a housing which contains the motor and the sensor board. in the electric working machine, the sensor board does not cover an entire circumference of the rotor. In the electric working machine, the sensor board has a portion covering the rotor, and a portion not covering the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10079530
    Abstract: A linear vibration motor is disclosed. The linear vibration motor includes a housing, a vibrator placed in the housing and an elastic component providing the vibrator with restoring force of vibration. The linear vibration motor also comprises a guide device including an internal guide device, an external guide device, a ball location device arranged between the internal guide device and the external guide device and fixed relative to the housing, and multiple balls positioned on the ball location device. The balls are propped against the external guide device and the internal guide device respectively. Moreover, the rollers will roll in presence of drive effect of the internal guide device and roll at the permanent position. The vibrator is propped in the housing by using the balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Lubin Mao, Hongxing Wang
  • Patent number: 10073494
    Abstract: A mechanical attach and retention feature is described. An apparatus may include a cover portion that is configured to cover at least a portion of a display device of a computing device having a mobile form factor that is configured to be held by one or more hands of a user. The apparatus includes, a first mid-spine that is rotationally connected to the cover portion, a second mid-spine that is rotationally connected to the first mid-spine, and a connection portion that is rotationally connection to the second mid-spine. The connection portion is configured to form a removable physical coupling to the computing device using a projection that is configured to be disposed within a channel formed in a housing of the computing device and a protrusion disposed on the projection, the protrusion configured to be received within a cavity formed as part of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Andrew McCracken, Hua Wang, Karsten Aagaard, David Otto Whitt, III, Andrew E. Winter
  • Patent number: 10062488
    Abstract: A superconducting current lead supplying current to a superconducting device includes a plurality of electrode members, a support rod that is arranged between the plurality of electrode members so as to connect the plurality of electrode members each other, and a plurality of thin multi-layer rare-earth-based superconducting wires, each of which has a tape shape and includes a main surface and both end portions being connected to each of the plurality of electrode members, and each of which is arranged on an outer surface of the support rod, wherein an angle ? is 40-60 degrees that is formed by each of the main surfaces adjacent to each other in a circumferential direction of the support rod on the outer surface of the support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Daibo
  • Patent number: 10056797
    Abstract: A stator includes an annular stator core having slots arranged in a circumferential direction thereof and a stator coil comprised of phase windings. Each of the phase windings includes in-slot portions, each of which is received in one of the slots of the stator core, and turn portions each of winch is located outside the slots to connect one pair of the in-slot portions. Each of the turn portions includes an apex part that is furthest in the turn portion from an axial end face of the stator core and extends in the circumferential direction of the stator core. There are circumferentially-adjacent pairs of the turn portions over the entire circumferential range of the stator coil. For each of the circumferentially-adjacent pairs of the turn portions, the apex parts of the circumferentially-adjacent pair of the turn portions overlap each other in an axial direction of the stator core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akito Tamura
  • Patent number: 10050505
    Abstract: A linear vibration motor is disclosed. The linear vibration motor includes a housing, a vibrator placed in the housing and an elastic component providing the vibrator with restoring force of vibration. The linear vibration motor also comprises a guide device including an internal guide device, an external guide device, a ball location device arranged between the internal guide device and the external guide device and moving opposite to the housing, and multiple balls positioned on the ball location device. The balls are propped against the external guide device and the internal guide device respectively. Moreover, the rollers will roll in presence of drive effect of the internal guide device and roll at the permanent position. The vibrator is propped in the housing by using the balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Lubin Mao, Hongxing Wang
  • Patent number: 10050484
    Abstract: A stator includes a stator core having slots arranged in a circumferential direction thereof at a predetermined pitch and a stator coil comprised of phase windings. Each of the phase windings is configured with an electric conductor and an insulating coat covering the electric conductor. Each of the phase windings includes in-slot portions and turn portions connecting the in-slot portions. The turn portions of the phase windings include a plurality of types of turn portions having different circumferential lengths. For each of the phase windings, apex parts of the turn portions of the phase winding are arranged in pairs over the entire circumferential range of the stator coil. The apex parts of each of the pairs axially overlap each other. Each circumferentially-adjacent pair of the apex parts of the turn portions of all the phase windings are circumferentially offset from each other by a distance greater than the predetermined pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akito Tamura
  • Patent number: 10042017
    Abstract: An NMR spectrometer (131) with an NMR magnet coil (91) having windings of a conductor with a superconducting structure (1), which have a plurality of band-segments (2, 2a, 7a-7e, 8a-8d, 15) made of band-shaped superconductor. Each band-segment (2, 2a, 7a-7e, 8a-8d, 15) has a flexible substrate (3) and a superconducting layer (4) deposited thereon, wherein the band-segments (2, 2a, 7a-7e, 8a-8d, 15) each have a length of 20 m or more. At least one of the band-segments (2, 2a, 7a-7e, 8a-8d, 15) forms a linked band-segment (2, 2a), and each linked band-segment (2, 2a) is connected to at least two further band-segments (7a-7e) in such a way that the combined further band-segments (7a-7e) overlap with at least 95% of the total length (L) of the linked band-segment (2, 2a). The magnet coil generates particularly high magnetic fields in a sample volume and has a low drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Bruker BioSpin GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Roth, Arne Kasten, Klaus Schlenga, Alexander Usoskin
  • Patent number: 10043624
    Abstract: An electronic switch device with ceramic sheets includes a base having a base board, and an installation side and a connection side are respectively formed on the top and the underside thereof. A first board extends perpendicularly from the base board. Multiple terminals extend from the connection side of the base board. A device is installed to the installation side. A sheet made of isolating composite material is connected to a portion of the top of the base board and the first side of the first board. A cover is mounted to installation side of the base board and accommodate the device and the sheet. The sheet isolates a portion of the device that may generate sparks from the base board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Song Chuan Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Jen Wu
  • Patent number: 10044239
    Abstract: A lead wire wiring component includes a lead wire guide that guides power supply lead wires and sensor lead wires to a lead wire leading component. The lead wire leading component includes projection portions that can be assembled to the lead wire guide. The projection portions are detached from the lead wire guide for molding such that the lead wire leading component is detached from the lead wire wiring component during the molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Aso, Mamoru Kawakubo, Mineo Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Ishii, Junichiro Oya, Yuto Urabe
  • Patent number: 10032570
    Abstract: The contact device includes: a fixed contact member including a fixed contact; and a movable contact member including a movable contact. The movable contact member is movable between a position where the movable contact is in contact with the fixed contact and a position where the movable contact is away from the fixed contact. The movable contact member further includes a protrusion which protrudes from a face to which the movable contact is provided, in a direction same as a protruding direction of the movable contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10026576
    Abstract: The DC operated polarized electromagnet includes a spool around which an excitation coil is wound and that has a central opening, a plunger having first and second armatures, fitted individually, an outer yoke enclosing opposing side faces of the spool so as to attract the first armature, an inner yoke arranged on the inner side of the outer yoke so as to attract the second armature, and permanent magnets arranged between the outer yoke and the inner yoke, and reduces magnetoresistance by setting the thickness of the outer yoke thicker than the thickness of the inner yoke so that convergent magnetic flux in the plunger is diverted into the outer yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC FA COMPONENTS & SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Tsutsumi, Masaaki Watanabe, Hideki Daijima, Shota Shiinoki
  • Patent number: 10026536
    Abstract: This relates to a holding apparatus for holding a component during mounting. The holding apparatus comprises at least a first holding unit including at least one magnetic field generating device for generating a magnetic field, and at least a second magnetic holding unit spaced apart from the first holding unit in a predetermined distance for receiving the component. A holding force for holding the component between the first holding unit and the second holding unit is generated in the second magnetic holding unit as a result of induction and by means of a magnetic field generated by the magnetic field generating device. The embodiment also comprises a mounting system and a method for holding components by means of such holding apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Hegenbart, Peter Linde, Detlev Konigorski
  • Patent number: 10027201
    Abstract: A reciprocating tool includes a motor, a reciprocating member, and a crank mechanism. The motor is disposed in a housing. The reciprocating member projects from the housing. The crank mechanism converts rotation of a rotation shaft of the motor into reciprocation of the reciprocating member. The crank mechanism rotates around an axis ma lateral direction by rotation transmission from the rotation, shaft, and the crank, mechanism includes a crank member having an eccentric pin, a connecting rod coupling the eccentric pin to the reciprocating member, and a balancer coupled to the eccentric pin, and the balancer is supported by the eccentric pin alone in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Hara, Tomohiro Ukai
  • Patent number: 10026545
    Abstract: A structure includes first and second terminals to fix a winding start portion and a winding end portion of a coil antenna formed by winding wire around a bobbin. The first terminal includes a fusing portion that connects the winding start portion to first and second entwining portions of the winding start portion. The second terminal includes a fusing portion that connects the winding end portion to first and second entwining portions of the winding end portion. Further, the entwining portions and the fusing portions of the first and second terminals are disposed orthogonal to an axial direction of a cylindrical portion of the bobbin and further are formed in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: U-SHIN LTD.
    Inventors: Reiki Miura, Shinichi Kuraishi