Patents Examined by Tran N Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10447118
    Abstract: A motor apparatus includes a sensor magnet configured to rotate integrally with a drive shaft of a motor; a housing including a sensor housing section in which the sensor magnet is located; a pulse output board including a magnetically permeable base and a rotation detection element mounted on a mounting surface of the base and adapted to detect rotation of the sensor magnet and output a pulse; and a terminal electrically connected with the pulse output board, wherein the terminal includes an insertion slot into which the pulse output board is inserted, and the insertion slot opens to the sensor housing section, and when the pulse output board is inserted, the insertion slot supports the pulse output board in a neighborhood of the sensor magnet with a reverse surface on a side opposite the mounting surface of the base facing the sensor magnet and electrically connects the pulse output board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MABUCHI MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Satoshi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10434254
    Abstract: An insulin pump is configurable by a configurator. The pump has parameter blocks, each with a respective parameter and an associated restriction setting, and the configurator has an authorization level. Configuring the pump includes receiving, by the configurator, a request to access a parameter on the pump. The method also includes identifying, by the configurator, the parameter block that includes the parameter. Moreover, the method includes retrieving, by the configurator from the pump, the parameter and the associated restriction setting, and comparing, by the configurator, the authorization level of the configurator to the restriction setting. Also, the method includes determining, by the configurator, whether the configurator is authorized to write to the parameter block based on the comparison. Additionally, the method includes writing, by the configurator, to the parameter block on the insulin pump in response to a determination that the configurator is authorized to write to the parameter block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Erich Imhof, Guido Konrad, James R. Long, Phillip E. Pash, Robert E. Reinke
  • Patent number: 10432047
    Abstract: A rotor for a permanent magnet machine includes a first and second stack of same laminations. The laminations are configured to rotate about an axis and define poles and axial grooves on a circumferential surface that are asymmetric about a centerline of each of the poles. The stacks are coupled such that the second stack is flipped relative to the first stack and centerlines of the first stack are aligned with centerlines of the second stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Feng Liang, Lusu Guo, Michael W. Degner
  • Patent number: 10432070
    Abstract: A rotating electric machine includes: a stator having an armature core having slots formed between magnetic pole teeth, and a plurality of coils each of which is wound so as to straddle a plurality of the magnetic pole teeth; and a rotor including a plurality of permanent magnets disposed at certain intervals on an outer peripheral surface of the magnetic yoke, and the coils include an armature coil for driving the rotating electric machine and a non-armature coil for magnetizing or demagnetizing the permanent magnets of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Sachiko Kawasaki, Hironori Tsuiki, Akira Hashimoto, Takashi Umeda
  • Patent number: 10420702
    Abstract: Devices, systems, software and methods for CPR quality assessment. Patient data is received, derived from a session of administering sets of CPR chest compressions to a patient. The sets can be separated by pauses. In some embodiments, a penalty value can be determined for at least one of the pauses, from at least one control factor unrelated to a constant linear dependence on the pause duration. An indicative value can be derived from the penalty value. In some embodiments, at least some of the pauses are classified in one or more pause groups, depending on how well they meet one or more classification criteria. The indicative value can be derived for one of the pause groups. The indicative value can be output, and/or an alarm can be emitted if it exceeds a threshold. CPR quality assessment can be improved in real time, and provide feedback for training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Robert G. Walker, Ronald E. Stickney, Fred W. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10418871
    Abstract: This motor includes a stationary portion including a stator; and a rotating portion supported to be rotatable about a central axis extending in a vertical direction with respect to the stationary portion, and including a shaft arranged to extend along the central axis. The stationary portion includes a bearing arranged to rotatably support the shaft, and a base portion arranged to hold the stator. The rotating portion includes a rotor hub portion arranged to extend in an annular shape around the shaft; a magnet directly or indirectly fixed to the rotor hub portion, and arranged opposite to the stator; a flywheel arranged axially above the rotor hub portion; and a seal portion arranged to have a thickness smaller than the thickness of the magnet. At least a portion of an outer circumferential surface of the rotor hub portion is a metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Junya Mizukami, Yoichi Sekii, Takeyuki Shuto, Naohiro Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10402924
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for relationship management workflow processes. At least one embodiment may apply to process automation to health care. More specifically, the system and method may be applied to patient management of healthcare, such as the management of Diabetes or other medical conditions. Other embodiments may apply to process automation in other areas utilizing management workflow software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary Hinkle, Jason Andrew Loucks, Logan H. Weilenman, Ryan Collins
  • Patent number: 10404127
    Abstract: Provided are a motor and method for producing the motor that automatically insert interphase insulation paper. Interphase insulation paper (7) has a parting strip (8) that partitions the boundary between windings (5) that are adjacent in the circumferential direction when inserted into coil ends (6). The parting strip (8) is sandwiched between the adjacent windings (5, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Gang Ren, Hidetoshi Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10385856
    Abstract: The disclosure herein includes an electric submersible pump assembly for pumping fluids from a wellbore, which electric submersible pump assembly may include: a pump; a housing coupled to the pump; a body disposed in the housing, wherein the body has a central aperture, an outer surface, and a flow path disposed in the outer surface; and a shaft assembly disposed in the central aperture of the body, wherein the shaft assembly has a central flow path and a port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Lex Submersible Pumps FZC
    Inventors: Anton Shakirov, Vitaly Koropetskiy, Iaroslav Alekseev, Vadim Batalov, Evgeniy Cheremisinov
  • Patent number: 10389208
    Abstract: An actuator in a HVAC system includes a drive device and a motor coupled to the drive device. The drive device is configured to attach to a movable HVAC component and to drive the movable HVAC component between multiple positions. The motor includes a shell defining an outer perimeter of the motor, a rotor shaft contained within the shell and configured to rotate when an electric current is applied to the motor, a drive shaft extending through the shell and coupled to the drive device, and a one-way clutch contained within the shell and rotatably coupling the rotor shaft to the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Russell T. Jenks
  • Patent number: 10389210
    Abstract: A stator assembly includes a stator frame structure having an outer annular frame with an outer edge running around a center axis; a plurality of stator segments mounted at the outer edge along a circumferential direction of the outer edge, each stator segment comprising at least one electric coil; and a wiring arrangement electrically connecting the stator segments with an electric power interface. The wiring arrangement comprises a plurality of wiring assemblies, each wiring assembly electrically connecting one of the plurality of stator segments with the power interface is provided. Each wiring assembly is routed along and next to the outer annular frame and comprises electric cables connected in between the electric interface and the respective stator segment, wherein the electric cables are provided with electric insulation structures each surrounding one of the electric cables. Further described is an electric generator and a wind turbine with such a stator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S
    Inventors: Claus Thygesen, Edom Lemma
  • Patent number: 10381900
    Abstract: An electric machine assembly having a main machine stator core having at least one stator post, a set of stator windings wound about the at least one stator post and having a first end and an opposing second end, a coolant inlet housing defining an inlet passage, a coolant outlet housing defining an outlet passage, proximate to the coolant inlet housing, and wherein the coolant inlet passage and the coolant outlet passage define a coolant circuit configured to receive a supply of coolant to remove heat generated in the set of stator windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia
  • Patent number: 10381901
    Abstract: A wireless in-wheel electric motor assembly having a wheel, an electric motor disposed within the wheel, the electric motor including a stator and a rotor, a receiving coil disposed within the wheel and operable to receive wirelessly transmitted energy, a first converter disposed within the wheel, electrically coupled to the receiving coil and operable to convert the wirelessly transmitted energy from the receiving coil into direct current, an inverter circuit disposed within the wheel, electrically coupled to the conversion circuit and the electric motor, and operable to power the electric motor. The wireless in-wheel electric motor assembly further includes a cooling system disposed within the wheel that includes a micro pump operable to pump coolant, a fluid line operable to pass the coolant proximate at least one of the conversion circuit and the inverter circuit, and a heat exchanger operable to receive heated coolant and dissipate heat to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Feng Zhou, Ercan Mehmet Dede, Hiroshi N. Ukegawa, Kyosuke Miyagi
  • Patent number: 10381898
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric machine (1) having a stator (2), with magnetic-field-conductive material, in which substantially axial grooves (4) are positioned, wherein a winding system (3), which is surrounded and/or penetrated by impregnating resin, is provided in the grooves, wherein the impregnating resin has energy-absorbing particles (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Marion Ballweg
  • Patent number: 10374488
    Abstract: In a compressor for refrigerant having a suction inlet for refrigerant and a pressure outlet for compressed refrigerant, said compressor comprising a compression unit and an electric motor driving said compression unit, said electric motor being a synchronous reluctance motor having a stator and a rotor, said rotor comprising a plurality of stacked disc elements, each disc element having a plurality of flux barriers configured to give the rotor core an anisotropic magnetic structure and formed as apertures in said disc element, it is provided that said flux barriers are arranged in said rotor core to define channels enabling a flow of refrigerant through said rotor core, said rotor is provided with a first support element acting on a first front side of said rotor core and a second support element acting on a second front side of said rotor core, said support elements being provided with cut-out sections and said cut-out sections being designed to uncover at least 70% of the cross section of apertures defined
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BITZER Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Franck Repentin
  • Patent number: 10374486
    Abstract: A method and assembly of a dry cavity oil cooled electric machine includes a housing, a shaft configured to operably couple with a source of rotational force and rotate about a rotational axis, and an exciter rotor and a permanent magnet generator rotor carried by the shaft, wherein the exciter rotor and the permanent magnet generator rotor rotate relative to the housing, which provides such a construction of dry cavity generators that have high efficiency and high power density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia
  • Patent number: 10358028
    Abstract: An electric powertrain includes a speed reducer and an electric motor housed in contiguous casings, together with an air cooling circuit for the speed reducer and the electric motor. The cooling circuit includes an opening for the inlet of air into the casing of the speed reducer, openings for the passage of air in a casing wall separating the speed reducer from the electric motor, and an air outlet opening in the casing of the electric motor. The cooling circuit also includes a fan placed at a height relative to the speed reducer and the electric motor, an upstream conduit that channels the air from the fan toward the speed reducer, and a downstream conduit for the outlet of the air from the electric motor toward the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventors: Fabrice Meunier, Bruno Chalmette
  • Patent number: 10360344
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a database (30) storing medical data including image medical data and non-image medical data for a plurality of patients; a digital processor (40) configured to (i) generate a features vector (56) comprising features indicative of a patient derived from patient medical data stored in the database including both patient image medical data and patient non-image medical data and (ii) perform multivariate analysis (64) on a features vector generated for a patient of interest to determine a proposed diagnosis for the patient of interest; and a user interface (42) configured to output a human perceptible representation of the proposed diagnosis for the patient of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Carolina Ribbing, Martin Weibrecht, Peter K. Bachmann
  • Patent number: 10362701
    Abstract: An electrical device includes two or more electrical components that configure an electrical circuit, at least one or more mechanical component that supports the two or more electrical components and is fixed to the two or more electrical components, and a position-adjustment structure that adjusts positions of the two or more electrical components relative to the one or more mechanical component with the at least two or more electrical components being united together, before the one or more mechanical component is fixed to the two or more electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Koji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10360997
    Abstract: Systems and methods for surfacing contextually relevant data into the workflow of a third party system are discussed herein. The system implements a near-real-time method of detecting activity corresponding to particular electronic health records associated with particular patients in third-party systems using specifically configured software systems. A cloud-based micro-services architecture is communicably coupled to the third-party systems and is operable to transmit contextually relevant data to the third-party system in response to particular detected activities, such as accessing a patient's electronic health record. The contextually-relevant data is identified by comparing electronic health record data from various third-party systems, each third-party system associated with the particular patient, to determine gaps in the records. The contextually relevant data is transmitted to the third-party system and visually integrated into the third-party system's pre-existing clinical workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Emmitt Connely, IV, Bryant Paul Castleton, James Tropauer, Saurabh Mathur