Patents Examined by Thomas Truong
  • Patent number: 10734852
    Abstract: A motor includes a stator, a rotor and a case. The rotor includes a first rotor core, a second rotor core, and a field magnet. Each of the first rotor core and the second rotor core includes a core base and a plurality of claw poles. The field magnet is located between the core bases. The case includes a cylindrical yoke housing and a lid. To balance magnetic flux from the first rotor core with magnetic flux from the second rotor core, the distance between the rotor and the stator is varied from the distance between the rotor and the yoke housing or the teeth of the stator are shaped to enable magnetic saturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Mikami, Shigemasa Kato, Yoji Yamada, Seiya Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10734861
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to provide a motor in which it is possible to efficiently construct a structure wherein a terminal part of a motor body is covered by a terminal cover. This terminal cover (7) is a resin molded article integrally including a first member (8) fixed to a motor body (40), a second member (9) that covers the first member (8), and a hinge part (70). Thus, the first member (8) and the second member (9) can be engaged with one another by first fixing the first member (8) to the motor body (40), and then rotating the second member (9) at the hinge part (70) and covering the first member (8) with the second member (9). Thus, the number of components can be reduced compared to cases where the first member (8) and the second member (9) are constructed as separate members, and the task of attaching the second member (9) to the first member (8) can be performed efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mamoru Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 10727710
    Abstract: A motor includes a stator, a rotor including an outer rotor core that includes a plurality of magnets arranged along a circumferential direction of the rotor, an inner rotor core that is located radially inward of the outer rotor core and that defines a shaft hole configured to receive a shaft, and an inner connecting portion that connects the outer rotor core to the inner rotor core and that is located at a central axis of a magnet from among the plurality of magnets. The inner connecting portion includes a radial rib that extends from the inner rotor core radially outward toward the outer rotor core, and an extension rib that extends from an outer end of the radial rib in the circumferential direction and that defines an angle with respect to the radial rib that is greater than or equal to 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeho Kim, Byungkuk Kam, Chisung Park, Jihyun Ahn
  • Patent number: 10707726
    Abstract: A cooling structure is provided for a dynamo-electric machine. The cooling structure has a refrigerant supply path for introducing a refrigerant into a rotor, and refrigerant outlets that are opened to the refrigerant supply path so that the refrigerant will be splashed onto the coil ends of a stator as the rotor rotates. Blocking wall members are provided in refrigerant splash paths between the refrigerant outlets and the coil ends for blocking a portion of the refrigerant, which splashes from the refrigerant outlets when the rotor rotates. The rate at which the blocking wall members shield the coil ends against the refrigerant is low when the rotor rotates at a low speed and is high when the rotor rotates at a high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Manabe, Takenari Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10707711
    Abstract: A rotor includes: a rotating member; a permanent magnet arranged in a plurality of rows along a circumferential direction of the rotating member and divided into a plurality of parts in a rotational axis direction X of the rotating member; and a cover tube divided into a plurality of parts in the rotational axis direction of the rotating member and covering an outer circumferential surface of the permanent magnet, the cover tube being formed of a fiber-reinforced plastic, wherein the plurality of permanent magnets in each row are arranged in an oblique direction with respect to the rotational axis direction of the rotating member, and the permanent magnets adjacent to the arrangement direction are disposed to be skewed in the circumferential direction, and at least one of the divided cover tubes covers an outer circumferential surface of one of the divided permanent magnets in the circumferential direction of the rotating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinobu Takano, Hisashi Maeda, Takafumi Kajiya
  • Patent number: 10700582
    Abstract: A squirrel-cage rotor of an asynchronous machine has a rotor bar (4) in a rotor stack (1), wherein the bar (4) can be tipped at a tipping point (11, 12, 13) when the bar (4) has not yet been cast. The rotor bar (4) can in this case have a contour on a radial outer face, wherein the bar (4) can also have a channel (27), the opening (29) in said channel being wider than the shoulders (32, 33) of the limbs (30, 31) which form the channel (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Klaus Büttner, Michael Müller, Norbert Wöhner
  • Patent number: 10699886
    Abstract: A system for thermionic energy generation, preferably including one or more thermionic energy converters, and optionally including one or more power inputs, airflow modules, and/or electrical loads. A thermionic energy converter, preferably including an emitter module, a collector module, and/or a seal, and optionally including a spacer. The thermionic energy converter preferably defines a chamber and/or a heating cavity. A method for thermionic energy generation, preferably including receiving power, emitting electrons, and/or receiving the emitted electrons, and optionally including convectively transferring heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Spark Thermionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Felix Schmitt, Jared William Schwede, Adam Lorimer
  • Patent number: 10700559
    Abstract: A stator core, a stator and a motor are provided. The stator core may include a head that extends in a circumferential direction; a tooth that extends inward from the head; a first protruding portion that extends outward from an outer circumferential surface of the head; and a second protruding portion that protrudes from an outer circumferential surface of the first protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ja Young Seo
  • Patent number: 10693405
    Abstract: A rotor of a generator includes a plurality of permanent magnets and at least one magnetic band. The plurality of permanent magnets is arranged about an axis such that magnetic poles of the plurality of permanent magnets are radially oriented in regard to the rotor. The at least one magnetic band is disposed on a surface of the rotor such that magnetic poles of the magnetic band are between 1 degree and 90 degrees from being axially oriented in regard to the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew R. Wilkinson, Dhaval Patel
  • Patent number: 10693357
    Abstract: A starter motor for starting up an engine mounted to a straddled vehicle. The starter motor includes a rotor, a brush in contact with the rotor to cause a current supplied thereto, and a movable permanent magnet arranged to oppose a core of the rotor with a gap therebetween and to be movable in a circumferential direction of the rotor within an angle range. The angle range includes a retarded angle position and an advanced angle position in which the movable permanent magnet is displaced respectively in a retarded and advanced angle direction relative to the brush. The movable permanent magnet is located in the advanced angle position when the rotor starts to rotate upon a supply of the current to the rotor, and to be moved in the retarded angle direction to the retarded angle position within a period in which the rotor is rotating with the current supplied to the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Haruyoshi Hino
  • Patent number: 10688673
    Abstract: An oscillatory linear actuator includes an electromagnetic core block including an electromagnet (electromagnetic part), and a magnetic block that holds permanent magnets so that the permanent magnets face the electromagnet with a predetermined space in between. The electromagnetic core block integrally includes a core, a coil bobbin, and a base, the core and the coil bobbin forming the electromagnet, and the base holding the core and the coil bobbin. The magnetic block includes the permanent magnets and a frame that holds the permanent magnets so as to allow the permanent magnets to oscillate freely and holds the electromagnetic core block. The frame has a guide portion that guides the electromagnetic core block to adjust a positional relation of the permanent magnets and the electromagnet, and the base is fixed to the frame inside the guide portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Murakami, Noboru Kobayashi, Hiroki Inoue, Masashi Moriguchi
  • Patent number: 10686348
    Abstract: There is provided an electric actuator including a motor, a first case having a first opening, a second case having a second opening that opens to the other side in the axial direction, a rotation sensor, and a plurality of bus bars which are electrically connected to a plurality of sensor terminals that extend from the rotation sensor and are held in the second case. The first and second cases are fixed to each other while the first opening and the second opening face each other in the axial direction, and parts connecting the plurality of bus bars and the plurality of sensor terminals are disposed at positions shifted from each other in a circumferential direction and radially outward from the rotation sensor. Among the plurality of connecting parts, at least one pair of adjacent connecting parts are disposed at positions different from each other in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shirai, Toshiaki Nakamura, Yutaka Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10686340
    Abstract: An interior permanent magnet motor comprising a rotor having a set of permanent magnets placed within the interior of the rotor and a stator which surrounds the rotor and has a set of stator teeth defining slots between adjacent teeth. The stator also includes a plurality of stator windings that extend around the teeth and within the slots, the rotor and stator defining an airgap there between, in which an outer peripheral surface of the rotor that faces the stator across the airgap is provided with a respective eccentric bulge in the region of each rotor magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TRW Limited
    Inventors: Zi-Qiang Zhu, Jie Ma
  • Patent number: 10686357
    Abstract: A permanent magnet linear motor. The permanent magnet linear motor including a primary comprising a magnetically permeable core having a first face surface on a first side of the core a plurality of teeth forming a plurality of slots on the first side, and a plurality of multi-phase windings wound to have segments thereof in the slots forming a plurality of magnetic poles at each of the first face surfaces; a permanent magnet pair of opposing polarity configured to produce magnetic flux and cause the primary to exert a force on the secondary when the plurality of multiphase windings are excited by a multiphase source; and a passive ferromagnetic secondary adjacent to but spaced from the first face surface, the passive ferromagnetic secondary being moveable with respect to the primary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Zbigniew Piech, Amy Robinson
  • Patent number: 10673294
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to electrical machines. The teachings thereof may be embodied in a corona shielding system, especially an outer corona shielding system, for an electrical machine. For example, a corona shielding system may include: a polymeric matrix; particles disposed in the matrix, including a mica-coated core and a layer of metal oxide disposed on the core; and a surface functionalization material disposed on a surface of the particles for binding to the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Bernhard Klaussner, Jiri Lang, Steffen Lang, Alexander Litinsky, Guido Schmidt, Christian Schulz-Drost, Klaus Schaefer, Christian Staubach
  • Patent number: 10666107
    Abstract: A magnetic flux offset system selectively modifies the magnetic force at effective poles of a magnetic flux element. Magnetic flux from each effective pole is enhanced and/or effectively nullified using a control coil. The control coil directs magnetic flux from a magnetic flux donor to nullify magnetic flux from a flux donor at one effective pole. Magnetic flux from the control coil could also add to the magnetic flux from a flux donor at another effective pole. Reversing the current to the control coil could switch the effective pole where the magnetic flux is nullified and the effective pole where the magnetic flux is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Chad Ashley Vandenberg
  • Patent number: 10651696
    Abstract: A motor is provided. The motor includes a stator, a rotor rotatably disposed in the stator, and a motor shaft provided in the rotor to rotate integrally with the rotor. The rotor includes at least one permanent magnet fixing core, at least one injection fixing core alternately stacked with the at least one permanent magnet core in a direction of the motor shaft, a plurality of permanent magnets inserted at a predetermined interval in the at least one permanent magnet fixing core and the at least one injection fixing core, and an injection ring formed to cover the at least one permanent magnet fixing core, the at least one injection fixing core, and the plurality of permanent magnets. The at least one permanent magnet fixing core is formed to prevent the permanent magnets from becoming separated from the rotor by a centrifugal force, and the at least one injection fixing core is formed to prevent the injection ring from becoming separated from the rotor by the centrifugal force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-ho Kim, Sung-hyuk Park, Seong-taek Lim, Woong Hwang
  • Patent number: 10651705
    Abstract: Provided is a motor in which the positional misalignment of a terminal cover provided to a motor body can be suppressed. In a terminal cover (7) fixed to a motor body (40), an engagement plate part (75) extends from a cover part (71), which covers a terminal part (25) on a lateral surface of the motor body (40), to a position overlapping an end surface (12) on a counter-output side (L2) of the motor body (40). The engagement plate part (75) is provided with an engagement recess (750) in which a projection (17) on the end surface (12) on the counter-output side (L2) of the motor body (40) is fitted. Thus, even when external force is applied to the terminal cover (7), the terminal cover (7) is less likely to be subjected to positional misalignment. The engagement recess (750) is groove shaped, and the projection (17) is fitted to an end part, in the extending direction, of the engagement recess (750) formed in a groove shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mamoru Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 10644560
    Abstract: Provided is a rotary electric machine, including a pair of frames each including a cylindrical part, the cylindrical part having a fitting groove formed in an axial end portion, the pair of frames holding a stator core in an axial direction under a state in which both axial end portions of the stator core are each fitted in the fitting groove, the fitting groove having an axial surface having an annular shape opposed to an axial end surface of the stator core and a radial surface having a cylindrical shape opposed to an outer peripheral surface of the stator core, the radial surface having a recessed part recessed toward a radially outer side in a portion on the axial surface side, the cylindrical part having an inner peripheral surface opposed to a coil end, the inner peripheral surface having a large diameter part recessed toward the radially outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Minami, Kazunori Tanaka, Kyoko Higashino, Yoshihiro Shinosaka
  • Patent number: 10644547
    Abstract: An armature core is configured by arranging into an annular shape: at least one first core segment that includes: a first core back portion; a first tooth portion; and a mounting portion that is formed on an outer circumferential portion of the first core back portion; and a plurality of second core segments that include: a second core back portion; and a second tooth portion; the mounting portion includes projecting portions that project on two circumferential sides from the first core back portion; and the first core segments and the second core segments that are adjacent to each other are fixed in a state in which facing side surfaces between the first core back portions and the second core back portions contact each other, and inner circumferential surfaces of the projecting portions and outer circumferential surfaces of the second core back portions are in contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuro Hino, Akihito Mori, Yutaka Hirota, Masashi Nakamura