Patents Examined by Thai T Dinh
  • Patent number: 11512516
    Abstract: A braking device for a movable door leaf comprises an electric braking motor to damp movement of the door leaf; a motor shaft coupleable with an axis of rotation of the door leaf; and a control unit to control the electric braking motor. A generator provides power to the control unit. A continuously variable transmission unit between the axis of rotation of the door leaf and either the motor shaft of the electric braking motor or the separate generator is controlled by a mechanical control such that the motor shaft of the electric braking motor and/or the separate generator, can be driven at a rotational speed independent of the rotational speed of the rotational axle of the door leaf. Also included is a door closer, having a rotatable door closer axis, coupleable with a door leaf, cooperating with a mechanical energy storage device, and a correspondingly designed braking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: GEZE GMBH
    Inventor: Matthias Hucker
  • Patent number: 11515584
    Abstract: A system for aircraft power management and distribution, including a sensor suite configured to measure battery pack data. The system includes a battery pack with a plurality of batteries and a battery monitoring component. This battery monitoring component is configured to measure battery pack data. The system also has electric power converters, each connected to a battery of the plurality of batteries. The system also includes a controller configured to control each electric power converter; receive an estimated charge from each battery; select and enable electric power converters based on the estimated charge; compare the total output of the enabled electric power converters against an optimal operating region; and adjust the number of the one or more enabled electric power converters accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventor: Herman Wiegman
  • Patent number: 11489465
    Abstract: Control apparatus and corresponding method for controlling a high power electric motor, preferably of the order of megawatts, preferably of or associated with a shredding plant which is preferably usable for shredding very bulky and heavy objects and is provided with a rotating shredding member connected to the rotor of the electric motor, where a control circuit is configured to control the electric motor so that it can operate selectively in different operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: DANIELI AUTOMATION S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Ardesi, Giuseppe Muscarnera
  • Patent number: 11482953
    Abstract: An electronic actuator device and a control method thereof are provided. The electronic actuator device includes a plurality of first and second power switches and a driving circuit. The first power switches respectively provide a first reference voltage to a plurality of voltage receiving ends of a motor respectively according to a plurality of first control signals. The second power switches respectively provide a second reference voltage to the voltage receiving ends respectively according to a plurality of second control signals. The driving circuit generates the first and second control signals. In a braking operation, the first power switches are turned on during a plurality of first time periods, and the second switches are turned on during a plurality of second time periods that are alternate and non-overlapped with the first time periods. An interval time period is present between each adjacent two of the first and second time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ACTRON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei-Jing Chen, Shang-Shu Chung, Shih-Chieh Hou, Huei-Chi Wang
  • Patent number: 11472472
    Abstract: A power conversion device includes a first inverter and a control circuit that controls an on/off operations of switches in the first inverter and diagnoses disconnection failures of n-phase windings, where n is an integer of three or more. The control circuit generates a control signal to turn off all of n low-side switches and n high-side switches, supplies the control signal to the n low-side switches and the n high-side switches and measures the n-phase voltages that change depending on patterns of on failures of the switches, and executes a first failure diagnosis to diagnose the on failures of the n low-side switches and the n high-side switches based on the measured n-phase voltages by referring to a table associating the patterns of the on failures of the switches with n-phase voltage levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Koikegami, Yuhi Nakada, Kaori Nabeshi
  • Patent number: 11476789
    Abstract: A system of driving and controlling a motor is provided. A main controller adjusts frequencies of all or some of pulse waves of an initial pulse width modulation signal to output a pulse width modulation signal according to instruction information. The adjusted frequency of each of the pulse waves is equal to a first preset frequency or a second preset frequency. When a motor driver drives the motor to stably rotate, the motor driver decodes each of the pulse waves having the first preset frequency into a first message and decodes each of the pulse waves having the second preset frequency into a second message. The motor driver arranges and combines all of the first messages and the second messages that are decoded from the pulse waves to obtain the instruction information. The motor driver executes an operation instructed by the instruction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yun-Li Liu, Wei-Chih Wang, Yuan-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 11476791
    Abstract: A motor control device includes an electric current detection result acquisition unit configured to acquire a result of detecting an electric current for operating a motor, an electric current determination unit configured to determine whether or not the electric current acquired by the electric current detection result acquisition unit is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold value, an operation time setting unit configured to set an operation time period corresponding to the electric current when the electric current determination unit determines that the electric current is greater than or equal to the predetermined threshold value, and an operation control unit configured to perform control for causing the motor to be continuously operated for the operation time period set by the operation time setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takuya Iwazaki
  • Patent number: 11463036
    Abstract: The disclosure uses the Carter's coefficient to correct the equivalent electromagnetic air gap length. And the specific permeance on both sides of the primary core is obtained. Then, the permeance on both sides based on the structure of the primary core is calculated. An equation is established by using the continuity principle of flux, thereby obtaining the air gap magnetomotive force model of current-carrying conductor. The slot vector diagram of magnetomotive force in short primary linear machine is illustrated according to that in the rotating machine. Then, based on the winding arrangement and vector combination, the amplitude and phase of various spatial harmonic wave of the three-phase winding are obtained. Finally, the characteristics of average component distribution of the current-carrying conductor are adopted to obtain the pulsating magnetomotive force generated by the three-phase winding of the linear machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Jian Ge, Yi Liu, Yaping Zhang, Fei Xiong, Jingyue Su
  • Patent number: 11463037
    Abstract: A motor control system is coupled to an input power source and a motor. The motor control system includes an inverter, a brake, and a controller. The inverter includes a plurality of upper-bridge transistors and a plurality of lower-bridge transistors, and the brake includes a plurality of loop switches. Each loop switch includes a first end, a second end, and a third end, and the third ends are respectively coupled to control ends of the lower-bridge transistors. The controller is coupled to the first end, and when the controller detects that the input power source is greater than a low-voltage protection value, the controller controls the third end to be coupled to the first end, and provides an upper-bridge drive signal assembly to operate each upper-bridge transistor, and provides a lower-bridge drive signal assembly to operate each lower-bridge transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Te-Wei Wang, Yi-Kai Peng, Chen-Yeh Lee
  • Patent number: 11451184
    Abstract: A control system has a microcontroller (242) that receives a mode request (MR), a command-generating device (244) to supply commands and to transfer the mode request (MS) to an output pin of the microcontroller (242), and a device for detecting accidental starting (258), as well as a pilot (260) that supplies an output command signal to the switch (222; 224). The pilot (260) is connected to the output pin to receive the transmitted mode request (MS). The output pin is connected to an input pin of the microcontroller (242) to receive the transmitted mode request (MS), and the accidental starting detection device (258) detects when the transmitted mode request (MS) received on the input pin indicates a motor mode even though the mode request (MR) received by the microcontroller (242) indicates an alternator mode and, when this is the case, sends an inhibition command (INHIB_P; INHIB_T) to the pilot (260).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur
    Inventors: Hicham Lahbil, Romuald Morvany
  • Patent number: 11440673
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure generally relate to an aircraft propulsion system for an aircraft. The aircraft propulsion system can include at least an electric power source, an electric machine, a voltage regulator, and at least one propeller. The voltage regulator regulates the electrical power provided to the electric machine from the electrical power source. The electric power source is capable of providing an AC or DC electrical output and can include a combustion engine with a generator or an electrical storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Thomas William Brown, Paul Robert Gemin, Di Pan, Dominic Barone
  • Patent number: 11444566
    Abstract: An overcurrent protection circuit and a controller are provided. The overcurrent protection circuit includes a sampling circuit, a comparator circuit, a D flip-flop, and an output signal control circuit. The sampling circuit samples a current of a controlled circuit to obtain a sample signal. The comparator circuit compares the sample signal with a reference signal, and generates an overcurrent signal if the sample signal is greater than the reference signal. The D flip-flop generates a first level signal in response to the overcurrent signal. The output signal control circuit outputs, in response to the first level signal, a control signal for reducing the current of the controlled circuit. The controller includes a controlled circuit and the overcurrent protection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Hangzhou Leaderway Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongsong Lv, Qi Wang
  • Patent number: 11444567
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for protecting an overcurrent of a clutch control system including a motor, an inverter including a plurality of switching elements and configured to convert DC power into AC power by ON/OFF of the plurality of switching elements and to provide the AC power to the motor; a motor control unit configured to detect a current provided to the motor; and a microcomputer having an overcurrent threshold for overcurrent detection set for each of a predetermined number of levels, and configured to compare the detected current with the overcurrent threshold for each level, to diagnose whether there is a level corresponding to an overcurrent, to measure an overcurrent duration when there is a level corresponding to the overcurrent, and to control the inverter based on the overcurrent duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HYUNDAI AUTOEVER CORP.
    Inventors: Joon-Hyun Park, Jeong-Yong Eom
  • Patent number: 11444562
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for determining an initial angular position of a rotor of a synchronous machine includes a motor driver module configured to provide a motor driver voltage signal to the synchronous machine, the motor driver voltage signal being sufficient to induce an electrical current in the synchronous machine; and a rotor position determination module configured to receive an indication of the current generated in the machine and to determine the initial position of the rotor based on the indication of the current generated in the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Yaojin Mo, Huaqiang Li, Jimmy Qi, Tony Zhao, Hao Cai
  • Patent number: 11437946
    Abstract: A motor output stabilizing circuit and a method are provided. A sensor senses a positive voltage and a negative voltage that are generated with a change in magnetic field strength of a motor of which a rotor is rotating. A comparator compares the positive voltage with the negative voltage to output a Hall signal. An average counter records a first time during which the positive voltage is higher than the negative voltage and a second time during which the negative voltage is higher than the positive voltage, according to the Hall signal. The average counter then averages the first time and the second time to output an averaged time signal. A motor controller circuit controls a motor driver circuit to drive the motor according to the averaged time signal, such that the motor outputs a constant current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li-Wei Chen, Shih-Hai Chien
  • Patent number: 11437947
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, AC chopping circuit includes a switching circuit, a synchronizing signal generating circuit, a switch driving circuit and an auxiliary power supplying circuit. In some examples, the switching circuit are coupled to an AC power source and a load. In certain examples, the synchronizing signal generating circuit provides a synchronizing signal which is related to a polarity of the AC power source. In some examples, the switching circuit is controlled based at least in part on the synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Xiamen Kiwi Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Zongjie Zhou, Huijie Yu, Kunming Cai
  • Patent number: 11429067
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece enables driving by appropriate drive conditions even when the load on a motor changes. The electronic timepiece includes a motor having a coil; a driver that is controlled to an on state supplying drive current to the coil, and an off state not supplying the drive current; a driver controller configured to control the driver to the on state or the off state based on a control parameter and current value through the coil; and a control parameter setter configured to maintain or change the control parameter based on the on state or the off state control state of the driver controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Reiko Nagahama, Takashi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11424706
    Abstract: Technical solutions are described for controlling operation of an electric machine such as a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drive or motor control system to limit battery current and protect a battery from excessive discharging or charging current from the PMSM drive. Systems and methods employ a torque control algorithm for PMSMs that uses a battery current limit constraint when generating current commands during each of a maximum torque per ampere (MTPA) operation, and maximum torque per voltage (MTPV) operation. Torque search operations are performed in each of the MTPA and MTPV operation regions in a PMSM drive system until current commands are achieved under a given battery current limit constraint and while maintaining maximum voltage utilization throughout all PMSM operation regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Haibo Li, Prerit Pramod, Krishna MPK Namburi, Zhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 11418137
    Abstract: A motor driver includes a low-side drive transistor, a comparator, a sense transistor, first switch, and a second switch. The low-side drive transistor is adapted to be coupled to a motor. The comparator is configured to determine a direction of a drive current flowing in the low-side drive transistor. The sense transistor is coupled to the low-side side drive transistor and is configured to pass a replica of the drive current. The first switch is configured to couple the sense transistor to the low-side drive transistor responsive to the drive current flowing in a first direction through the low-side drive transistor. The second switch is configured to couple the sense transistor to a ground responsive to the drive current flowing in a second direction, that is opposite the first direction, through the low-side drive transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sayantan Gupta, Sooping Saw
  • Patent number: 11407331
    Abstract: In a battery heating system an inverter includes a first-phase bridge arm, a second-phase bridge arm and a third-phase bridge arm connected in parallel, each of a upper bridge arm and a lower bridge arm is provided with a switch module, the switch module is connected in parallel with a buffer module; and a motor controller in the inverter is provided for providing driving signals to the switch module of a target upper bridge arm and the switch module of a target lower bridge arm to control the switch module of the upper bridge arm of any bridge arm among the three phases of bridge arms and the switch module of the lower bridge arm of at least one bridge arm among the bridge arms except the bridge arm where the switch module of the target upper bridge arm is located to be periodically turned on and off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Xiyang Zuo, Zhimin Dan, Wei Zhang, Yizhen Hou, Guowei Li, Xingyuan Wu, Yanru Li