Patents Examined by Tran N Nguyen
  • Patent number: 12011282
    Abstract: An instrumented trail-making task (iTMT) platform includes a wearable sensor and interactive interface technology configured to identify cognitive-cognitive impairment in individuals such as older adults. The iTMT platform may be programmed with neuropsychological tests for assessing individuals. The iTMT may provide information on visual search, scanning, speed of processing, mental flexibility, and/or executive functions as well as physical biomarkers of motor performance including slowness, weakness, exclusion, and/or motor planning error. Results of tests administered by the iTMT system may be reported to a patient or caregiver and used in identifying cogni-tive-motor impairment among individuals suffering from cognitive impairment, dementia, and/or those with frailty status, and/or cognitive frailty, and/or high risk of falling, and/or high likelihood of decline in cognitive-motor over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignees: Baylor College of Medicine, Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University, The United States of America as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Inventors: Bijan Najafi, Javad Razjouyan, He Zhou, Mark Kunik
  • Patent number: 12009723
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cooling an electric motor in an electric drive unit are provided. In one example, the electric drive unit includes electric motor with a housing with a water jacket arranged therein, a stator that includes a plurality of stator laminations positioned within the housing, and an oil inlet mounted to and extending through the housing. The plurality of stator laminations includes a radial opening that is designed to receive oil from the oil inlet and direct oil to one or more oil ducts that axially extend through at least a portion of the plurality of stator laminations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: Steven Vanhee, Joachim Druant, Thibault Devreese, Luke Miller
  • Patent number: 12003161
    Abstract: An electric machine may include a stator, a rotor, a housing, and at least one heat transmission body. The housing may at least partially surround a housing interior. The housing may include a plurality of housing parts, which may bound the housing interior and on which the rotor is rotatably mounted via a bearing device. The heat transmission body may be arranged along the axial direction between at least one housing part of the plurality of housing parts and the rotor. The at least one heat transmission body and the at least one housing part may bound a coolant space through which a coolant is flowable. At least one of the plurality of housing parts may include an attachment section to which the at least one heat transmission body is attached. The bearing device may be disposed on the attachment section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Peter Sever
  • Patent number: 11999045
    Abstract: A work tool includes a housing, a spindle, a motor a transmitting mechanism, and a heat dissipation part. The transmitting mechanism is configured to transmit rotation of a first shaft of the motor to the spindle to cause the spindle to rotary oscillate. The transmitting mechanism includes a metal second shaft coupled to the first shaft and having an eccentric part, a drive bearing including an inner ring fixed around the eccentric part, an outer ring, a plastic retainer arranged between the inner ring and the outer ring, and rolling elements rollably retained by the retainer, and an oscillating member having a first end portion fixed to the spindle and a second end portion abutting on an outer periphery of the outer ring. The heat dissipation part is made of metal, arranged in contact with the second shaft and configured to rotate integrally with the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Yonosuke Aoki
  • Patent number: 12002592
    Abstract: Provided are computer implemented methods and systems for providing an interactive discussion platform for a scientific research article. According to an example method for providing an interactive discussion platform for a scientific research article, the scientific research article can be received and presented. At least one public medium associated with the scientific research article can be created. An entry related to the scientific research article can be received via the public medium. The entry can include an audio, a video, and a text. Data from the scientific research article and at least one entry can be extracted and analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Steven F. Palter
  • Patent number: 12003148
    Abstract: Improving the assemblability while improving the heat dissipation effect of the heat-sink. In the rotary electric machine, the ECU unit has the heat-sink that closes the opening of the housing of the motor portion, the circuit board fixed to the lower side of the heat-sink, and the connector assembly fixed to the upper side of the heat-sink with a part of the heat-sink exposed. Thus, the heat of the electronic components of the circuit board can be dissipated to the outside of the rotary electric machine by the heat-sink. Moreover, a connection terminal is provided on the lower surface of the circuit board, and the bus bar terminal portion of the motor portion is press-fitted into the connection terminal. Therefore, the bus bar terminal portion can be connected to the circuit board without being soldered to the circuit board. Therefore, the assemblability of the rotary electric machine can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: KYB Corporation
    Inventors: Haruki Tomita, Yuu Eguchi
  • Patent number: 11996175
    Abstract: A process registers, at the user mobile computing device, one or more health-related documents for inclusion in a cloud-based digital health wallet. Furthermore, the process receives, at a user mobile computing device, a biometric identification input from the user for the registration of the one or more health-related documents. The process sends, from the user mobile computing device to a server computing device that stores the cloud-based digital health wallet, a first coded version of the biometric identification input for storage in a biometric validation data structure. Additionally, the process determines, at the user mobile computing device, a location of the user. Moreover, the process sends, from the user mobile computing device to the server computing device, a validation request at the location. The validation request includes a second coded version of a subsequently inputted biometric input from the user at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Peninsula Accumulator Trust
    Inventors: Brayden Craig, Christopher John Burke
  • Patent number: 11996741
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine has a magnetic field-producing unit, an armature with armature windings for multiple phases, and a rotor implemented by one of the magnetic field-producing unit and armature. The armature winding of each phase has a conductor portion. The conductor portion is made of a bundle of wires and has a resistance value between the bundled wires larger than that within each of the wires. Each conductor portion includes magnet facing portions arranged at a given interval away from each other and face the magnet unit. The magnet facing portions of the same phase are connected in series. The wires of the conductor portion of the same phase are connected in parallel. The order of locations of the wires of each of the magnet facing portions for the same phase is different between given portions of the magnet facing portion in an axial direction of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventor: Yuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11990807
    Abstract: In the electric rotating machine, a crank portion that is displaced in a radial direction of an armature iron core is provided in an apex portion of a coil end portion; a first oblique side that slants with respect to an axis-direction endface of the armature iron core connects a first coil conductor portion with the crank portion; a second oblique side that slants with respect to the axis-direction endface of the armature iron core connects a second coil conductor portion with the crank portion; at least one of the first oblique side and the second oblique side has an inflection point, before being connected with the crank portion, that functions as a base point of a bending portion that is bent toward a radially outside of the armature iron core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Tsuiki, Jumpei Yasutomi
  • Patent number: 11990811
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coil arrangement and a moving field electromagnetic machine using same, the coil arrangement being characterized by comprising a first coil arrangement and a second coil arrangement that are formed spaced a predetermined distance apart from each other and have a mirror image in the spaced apart direction, wherein: the first coil arrangement includes at least one first half cycle and at least one second half cycle that are formed adjacent to each other; the first half cycle includes at least two coils having currents flowing in different directions; and the first half cycle and the second half cycle have a mirror image in the direction in which the first and second half cycles are adjacent, thereby maximizing efficiency and increasing power by minimizing the magnetic flux leakage and the core loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Nam Soo Myung
  • Patent number: 11982260
    Abstract: A generator, a heat exchange device for a shaft system thereof, and a wind turbine are provided. The heat exchange device includes a flexible cavity for allowing a cooling medium to input. The flexible cavity is located on an inner wall of the generator rotation shaft, and is cooled by a generator bearing in the generator shaft system. After the cooling medium is injected into the flexible cavity, the cooling environment can be created at the inner wall position of the generator rotation shaft so as to provide a heat-dissipation channel for the generator bearing enclosed between the generator rotation shaft and a generator fixed shaft, thereby achieving good cooling effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventor: Shengjun Ma
  • Patent number: 11979061
    Abstract: The present invention provides a motor including a shaft, a rotor coupled to the shaft, and a stator disposed outside the rotor, wherein the rotor includes a rotor core, which has a plurality of pockets are radially formed around the shaft, and magnets inserted into the pockets, and the rotor core, which is disposed outside the magnets, includes a plurality of core plates stacked in an axial direction, the core plate includes a center part and a plurality of radial parts connected to the center part, each of the plurality of radial parts includes surfaces forming the pocket and a stepped portion having a step, and the plurality of stepped portions include at least two of a first stepped portion, a second stepped portion, a third stepped portion, and a fourth stepped portion which have different shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sun Ho Jo
  • Patent number: 11979078
    Abstract: A rotor is provided with injected fixing bars having functional pins formed in a single piece and including a bar and two functional pins. The functional pins include one or more fixing regions for tying of one or more rotor packages of plates of the rotor. A process is for manufacturing the rotor A rotary electric machine can include the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Cassiano Antunes Cezario, Dionei Scottini, Emerson Hamerschmitt, Ramon Gomes Da Silva, Rubens Fernando Missio
  • Patent number: 11979079
    Abstract: In an electric motor cooling structure for cooling an electric motor provided in a power unit by jetting an oil to the electric motor, an oil passage for passing the oil therethrough is formed between a cover member covering the electric motor from outside and a lid member fitted to the cover member. The cover member is formed with a plurality of jet holes as through-holes communicating with the oil passage, and the plurality of jet holes are oriented in the same direction as an axial direction of the motor. The oil passage is formed in an annular shape as viewed in the axial direction of the electric motor. The cover member is formed with a second oil passage for supplying the oil to a rotary shaft of the electric motor. Such cooling structure efficiently cools the electric motor while suppressing processing cost with a simple oil passage structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Omori, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Yuki Nagata
  • Patent number: 11973377
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and a system for pretensioning fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) sleeves surrounding an assembly of parts. The method includes application of pretensioning FRP sleeves surrounding a permanent magnet rotor with surface magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Funck, Jens Jung, Martin Welsch
  • Patent number: 11973375
    Abstract: An annular axial flux motor includes a rotor mounted on an annular subsection of a rotatable cam ring and a stator mounted on an annular subsection of a carrier frame. The rotor includes two Halbach arrays of permanent magnets spaced from each other on the cam ring along an axial direction. The stator includes multiple phase electrical windings printed on multiple layers of a printed circuit board (PCB) that are stacked along the axial direction. The multiple layers are positioned between the Halbach arrays, with active side of the Halbach arrays facing to opposite sides of the multiple layers. The Halbach arrays are configured to generate a symmetrical magnetic field and the multiple phase electrical windings are configured to have a same rotor-dependent torque constant, such that the stator can generate a constant torque to rotate the rotor and the cam ring within a finite travel range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Arno Leon Konings, Charles Robert Schabacker, Jason Donald Mareno
  • Patent number: 11973399
    Abstract: A fan module including a first casing, a second casing, a supporting assembly, a stator assembly, and a rotor assembly. The first casing includes a first vent. The second casing is connected to the first casing and an accommodating space is formed between the first casing and the second casing. The supporting assembly is disposed at the accommodating space, connected to the second casing, and includes a first end and a second end. The stator assembly is disposed at the accommodating space, fixed on the second casing, and disposed around the supporting assembly. The rotor assembly is disposed at the accommodating space, rotatably disposed around the stator assembly, and corresponding to the first vent. The first end of the supporting assembly passes through the rotor assembly and the first vent for protruding out of the first casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Ching Jen Yu
  • Patent number: 11967431
    Abstract: Hierarchical data objects are generated via a computer-based system for applying a series of rules to establish episode-specific data objects reflecting a plurality of discrete claim records before further dissecting the generated episode-specific data objects prior to finalization of those episode-specific data objects to identify claim records within the episode-specific data objects that are eligible for generation of one or more sub-episodes within the episode-specific data objects. The identified sub-episodes are reflected within the episode-specific data object to designate complete episodes of care that additionally reflect interactions with the corresponding parent episode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Optum, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Toensing, Bob Martin
  • Patent number: 11967887
    Abstract: The present invention provides a motor apparatus having a motor, comprising: a fan that is rotatably supported by a shaft member of the motor, and sends, in a centrifugal direction by rotation, gas taken from an axial direction of the shaft member; and a cover member that covers the fan so as to allow the gas sent in the centrifugal direction from the fan to flow along an outer surface of the motor, wherein the cover member has a blowout port that blows out some of the gas sent in the centrifugal direction from the fan in the centrifugal direction to cool an external mechanism of the motor apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Matsunaga, Kazuhisa Fujiwara, Hiroshi Mizuguchi
  • Patent number: 11962208
    Abstract: Proposed is an air gap adjustment apparatus. The apparatus is for enabling an air gap between the inner surface of a stator and the outer surface of a rotor, which are installed in an inner space of a housing, to be uniform overall. A plurality of fastening holes are formed so as to surround a shaft through hole of an end plate constituting the housing. A fastener, which has passed through a bearing housing of a bearing, is fastened to each fastening hole so as to mount the bearing to the end plate. An adjusting member body of an adjusting member, which has passed through the bearing housing, is positioned in an adjusting member seating part which is formed at the entrance of each fastening hole. The adjusting member rotates about the adjusting member body so that a head part may adjust the position of the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Chul Jun Park, Sang Deok Kim, Seung Ki Kim, Yoon Zong Kim, Kyo Ho Lee, Kwang Jin Kim, Joo Seob Kim, Bit Na Oh