Patents Examined by Ramon M. Barrera
  • 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
    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
    Inventor: Akito Tamura
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
    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
    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
    Inventors: Ryosuke Hara, Tomohiro Ukai
  • Patent number: 10020703
    Abstract: A winding structure of a stator and an electric machinery using the stator are disclosed. The winding structure includes a first magnetic pole, a second magnetic pole, a third magnetic pole, a fourth magnetic pole, a fifth magnetic pole, a sixth magnetic pole, a seventh magnetic pole and an eighth magnetic pole which are arranged in a circumferential direction. The first to eighth magnetic poles are wound with first to eight windings, respectively. Each of the first to eight windings has a number of turns, and the numbers of turns of the first to eight windings are in ratios 1:8:3:4:9:2:7:6. The first to eighth windings have a total number of turns of “40n,” and wherein 40n?720 As such, the electricity generation efficiency of the electric machinery can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Kau-Her Lin, Shih-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 10020697
    Abstract: A double-stator electric rotating machine with a retainer. The retainer includes a connector which joints between an outer stator and an inner stator. The retainer is placed in contact with an outer peripheral surface of the outer stator and an inner peripheral surface of the inner stator to retain the outer and inner stators together. Specifically, the retainer works to join the outer stator and the inner stator together and also to tightly hold the outer periphery of the outer stator and the inner periphery of the inner stator, thus minimizing misalignment of the outer and inner stators in axial and radial directions there of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Keiji Kondou, Shin Kusase, Takeo Maekawa, Hiroshi Kaneiwa, Masayoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10013030
    Abstract: Flexible hinge spine techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also include functionality to promote a secure physical connection between the input device and the computing device. One example of this includes use of one or more protrusions that are configured to be removed from respective cavities of the computing device along a particular axis but mechanically bind along other axes. Other techniques include use of a laminate structure to form a connection portion of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: David Otto Whitt, III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C. Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L. Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy Caryle Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: 10014799
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to triboelectric generators that include a first electrode and a triboelectric material layer facing first electrode, and a self-assembled monolayer that is combined with a surface of the first electrode or a surface of the triboelectric material layer between the first electrode and the triboelectric material layer. The self-assembled monolayer is formed of or include a material that includes a silane group, a silanol group, or a thiol group according to a material to be combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Eun Byun, Minsu Seol, Hyeonjin Shin, Seongjun Park
  • Patent number: 10015917
    Abstract: A magnetic field shielding system includes a first stage superconducting coil and a second stage superconducting coil. The first stage superconducting coil and the second stage superconducting coil are coaxial, coplanar and electrically connected in series to form a closed loop; the first stage superconducting coil has a first radius R1, the second stage superconducting coil has a second radius R2, and R1>R2; a radius ratio ? between the first radius R1 and the second radius R2 is: ?=R1/R2; the first stage superconducting coil has N1 turns; the second stage superconducting coil has N2 turns; a turns ratio ? between N1 and N2 is: ?=N1/N2; and the radius ratio ? satisfies: ??2; the turns ratio ? satisfies: 0.01???20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Tsinghua University
    Inventors: Chen Gu, Si-Wei Chen, Ti-Ming Qu, Zheng-He Han
  • Patent number: 10008913
    Abstract: A brush-commutated direct-current motor comprises a stator which is fitted with a plurality of field poles, a rotor which can rotate in relation to the stator about a rotation axis and which has a plurality of pole teeth, a plurality of windings, wherein a plurality of windings are arranged on each pole tooth, a commutator which is arranged on the rotor and has a plurality of lamellas, wherein each winding is connected to one of the lamellas by means of a first winding arm and is connected to another of the lamellas by means of a second winding arm, and a plurality of short-circuiting links which each electrically connect two windings to one another and to this end are each arranged on at least two lamellas of the commutator. The plurality of windings of the plurality of pole teeth are formed by a plurality of wire turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventor: Robert Hessdoerfer
  • Patent number: 10006489
    Abstract: A method for compensating at least one low-frequency mechanical disturbance oscillation, which is caused in a rotor of an active magnetic bearing by the action of a disturbance force on the rotor is provided. The mechanical disturbance oscillation has a disturbance oscillation frequency below a rotational frequency of the rotor. The method includes the following steps: a) analyzing the low-frequency mechanical disturbance oscillation, b) determining a compensation force for producing in the rotor a mechanical compensation force that counteracts the mechanical disturbance oscillation, and c) applying the compensation force to the rotor, wherein steps a), b), and c) are performed by means of at least one compensation control circuit of the active magnetic bearing that is decoupled from a magnetic-bearing control circuit for controlling the active magnetic bearing. The invention further relates to a corresponding active magnetic bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Norbert Wagner
  • Patent number: 10003244
    Abstract: A squirrel-cage rotor including a rotor which has a plurality of rotor slots on an outer circumferential portion thereof and in which secondary conductors accommodated in the rotor slots rotate freely inside a stator as a result of interaction with a rotating magnetic field formed by the stator. The plurality of rotor slots has the same shape and size, and an arrangement spacing thereof with respect to the rotation direction of the rotor is made uneven within a slot uneven arrangement period (360/(a))° obtained by equally dividing one rotation period of the rotor by a divisor (a) of a number p of poles in the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Taiga Komatsu, Moriyuki Hazeyama
  • Patent number: 9997287
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a solenoid coil disposed within the housing, a pole member, and an armature configured to move from a first position to a second position when the solenoid coil is energized. A contact surface of the armature is spaced apart from a contact surface of the pole member by a first distance when the armature is in the first position, and a second distance when the armature is in the second position. The housing, the pole member and the armature collectively define a flux path characterized by a first reluctance when the armature is in the first position and a second reluctance when the armature is in the second position. The difference between the first reluctance and the second reluctance is less than about thirty percent of the value of the first reluctance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SYNERJECT LLC
    Inventor: James P. Fochtman
  • Patent number: 9997972
    Abstract: A bus bar of a bus bar unit includes a main body part extended along a circumferential direction of the stator such that a plate thickness direction of the bus bar agrees with an axial direction of the stator; an extension part extended from the main body part in a radial direction of the stator; and a coil connection part provided at a tip of the extension part, the coil connection part being connectable to a winding terminal of the coil. The extension part includes a retained part having surfaces perpendicular to the axial direction of the stator on both sides of the plate thickness direction. The retained part are held by molds for the insert molding of the bus bar when the insulating resin is formed by the insert molding of the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KYB Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuji Houzumi, Tarou Matsumae, Yoshiteru Kurokawa, Suguru Sakamoto, Tohru Takimoto, Shingo Yamada