Patents Examined by Tulsidas C. Patel
  • Patent number: 11070061
    Abstract: A load management system for a hydroelectric power plant, includes a power generator configured to generate electrical energy from a flow of water for supplying a power grid, a virtual reservoir configured to store the generated electrical energy and dispatch the stored electrical energy to the power grid; a plurality of circuit breakers that connect an output of the power generator to the power grid and to the virtual reservoir; and a control unit configured to control operating states of the plurality of circuit breakers so that the generated electrical energy is stored at the virtual reservoir and at least one of the generated electrical energy or the stored electrical energy is provided to the power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AES Gener S.A.
    Inventors: Javier Giorgio, Joaquin Melendez
  • Patent number: 11067054
    Abstract: A vortex generator apparatus including a fluid intake duct, a fluid tank including: a first fluid inlet port, a second fluid inlet port, and a fluid outlet port. A turbine is provided outside of the fluid tank in fluid communication with the fluid outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: Eoghan Clifford, Sean Mulligan
  • Patent number: 11067062
    Abstract: An apparatus for capturing energy of a working mass may include two or more immiscible liquids having different densities. The two immiscible liquids may include a predetermined proportion of oil and water. The apparatus may include a supporting structure, a hermetically sealed vessel, and an electric generator driven by fluid flow. The hermetically sealed vessel may have an elongate shape housing the working mass such that the working mass moves within the hermetically sealed vessel. An electric generator driven by fluid flow may be housed within the hermetically sealed vessel and having an inlet and an outlet. The electric generator driven by fluid flow may be configured to produce electric power as the predetermined portion of oil and water passes into the inlet and out of the outlet in response to a movement of the hermetically sealed vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LOOK FOR THE POWER, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Saavedra
  • Patent number: 11060510
    Abstract: Provided is a wind turbine cooling arrangement, including a first cooling circuit arranged to transport a fluid cooling medium to absorb heat from a first component group; and a second cooling circuit arranged to transport a fluid cooling medium to absorb heat from a second component group, which second cooling circuit includes a primary heat exchanger arranged to dissipate heat from the cooling medium of the second cooling circuit; and a secondary heat exchanger arranged to heat the cooling medium of the first cooling circuit. A wind turbine including a cooling arrangement, and a method of cooling components of a wind turbine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY A/S
    Inventors: Giovanni Airoldi, Thorkil Munk-Hansen
  • Patent number: 11063503
    Abstract: A brushless motor capable of accurately detecting magnetism and securing rigidity of a center piece is provided. A brushless motor (10) includes; a stator (12); a rotor (14) having a rotor magnet (22) arranged radially outward of the stator (12); a metal center piece (18) that has a plate-like portion (38) disposed opposing the stator (12) at one side in an axial direction of the stator (12), and holds the stator (12); a control board (42) disposed at an opposite side from the stator (12) with respect to the plate-like portion (38), and provided with a magnetic detection sensor (46); a magnetic induction member (68) extending from a side of the rotor magnet (22) to a side of the magnetic detection sensor (46); and a resin-made connector member (44) that holds a connector terminal (62) connected to the control board (42), holds the magnetic induction member (68), and is fixed to the center piece (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehiko Ohshita, Yoshimichi Sahara
  • Patent number: 11063482
    Abstract: A stator and a motor include a plurality of split cores disposed in an annular shape and a connector configured to connect the plurality of split cores to allow a circumferential spacing distance between the split cores to be changed, wherein a diameter of the stator is changed by changing the spacing distance between the split cores in a state in which the plurality of split cores disposed in an annular shape by the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kazama, Katsuhisa Mukai
  • Patent number: 11063540
    Abstract: Provided is a method of controlling a permanent magnet generator, the method including: measuring mechanical noise of the generator; deriving two quantities indicative of an amplitude and a phase of an undesired harmonic of the measured noise; deriving, based on the quantities, a current to be injected in stator coils of the generator such as to reduce the undesired harmonic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Heng Deng, Per Egedal, Ge Xie
  • Patent number: 11060505
    Abstract: A vertical axis wind turbine generator having a support stand (11), a shaft (41) defining the longitudinal direction and axis (19) of the generator. Two rotating members (12, 13) are coupled to the support stand (11) and the upper end of the shaft (41), thus being enabled to rotate about the axis (19). Two or more blades (14, 24, 34) having two free ends (15, 16) are connected by connecting members (17 and 18) to the two rotating members (12, 13), wherein movement of the first and/or second rotating members (12, 13) towards or away from one another causes the blades (14, 24, 34) to move further from, or closer to, the shaft (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Elemental Engineering AG
    Inventor: Osman Saeed
  • Patent number: 11053914
    Abstract: An electrical power generator includes a first part having an elongated shape, a first end and a second end. The first part is arranged for attachment to a base in correspondence with the first end and configured to be located in a fluid and configured such that, when said fluid moves, the first part generates vortices in said fluid so that a lift force is generated on the first part, which produces an oscillating movement of the first part. In addition, the generator includes a subsystem configured for converting the oscillating movement of the first part into electrical energy. The subsystem is at least partially housed within the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: VORTEX BLADELESS, S.L.
    Inventor: David Jesús Yáñez Villareal
  • Patent number: 11052997
    Abstract: A dual-rotor wing motor includes a sleeve separating an inner shaft from an outer shaft. An external bearing is independently coupled to a shaft cover while an internal bearing is independently coupled to the inner shaft, and thus the external bearing and the internal bearing independently bear a friction force due to the rotation of the respective single shaft, the heat generated by the friction force can be reduced and the lubricant cannot be easily evaporated. Accordingly, the service life of the dual-rotor wing motor of the present invention can be prolonged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Peng Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 11053916
    Abstract: Methods of operating a variable speed wind turbine in an event of a power set-point limitation are described. The methods may comprise determining whether the power set-point is below or equal to a theoretical capability of the wind turbine in accordance with prevailing wind conditions. If the power set-point is below the theoretical capability, operating the wind turbine to generate power according to the power set-point, including operating the wind turbine according to a generator torque and a generator rotor speed predefined for the power set-point. Each power set-point is defined by a combination of a generator rotor speed and a generator torque, the generator rotor speed (?min, ?1, ?2, ?max) being outside an exclusion band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GE Renewable Technologies Wind B.V.
    Inventors: Leonardo Mandrioli, Sebastia Roca Ferrer
  • Patent number: 11056884
    Abstract: A wind turbine system is configured to supply real and reactive power to a grid and includes a tower, and a generator within a nacelle configured atop the tower. The generator is connected to a rotor, which is connected to a hub that includes a plurality of turbine blades mounted thereon. A power converter is configured at a location within the tower. A reactive power compensation device is also configured at the location within the tower, the reactive power compensation device operably configured with the power converter so as to provide reactive power in combination with reactive power generated by the power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yashomani Yashodhan Kolhatkar, Olive Ray, Kasi Viswanadha Raju Gadiraju, Arvind Kumar Tiwari
  • Patent number: 11050312
    Abstract: A stator includes an iron core cylindrical part, multiple teeth, and a coil. The iron core cylindrical part has multiple circular arc-shaped core back parts. The teeth radially inwardly protrude from an inner circumferential wall surface of the iron core cylindrical part. The coil is wound around each of the teeth. A first coil and a second coil are disposed so as to hold a temperature measuring element therebetween. The first coil has an outer surface provided with a gap made of a recess or a space, which is formed by skipping winding a coil wire. The temperature measuring element for measuring temperature of the coil is inserted in the gap and is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitaka Totsuka, Hironori Tsuiki, Yuki Yamamoto, Takanori Onoue
  • Patent number: 11050317
    Abstract: It is realized that a shape of a bus ring is simplified, and a rotary electric machine is downsized. A coil connecting portion, which is protruded from bus ring maintaining portions to a shaft direction, is provided at a bus ring, and coil terminals are arranged in such a way that the coil terminals are protruded toward an outer side in a diameter direction with respect to the coil connecting portion, and the coil terminals and the coil connecting portion are connected by performing a resistance welding process. Thereby, it is not required that a slit and a bent portion or the like are formed at a tip of the bus ring, and a shape of the bus ring is simplified. Moreover, a welding board for a welding process and a chuck board for a connecting portion are not required, so that a rotary electric machine can be downsized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Fumitaka Totsuka, Yoshiki Kuwahara, Yoshiaki Kitta, Kohei Kawata
  • Patent number: 11050335
    Abstract: A transverse flux type linear motor and a linear compressor having the same include: a stator core in which a plurality of stator sheets are laminated along an axial direction; a winding coil provided in the stator core to form an alternating magnetic flux in a transverse direction perpendicular to the axial direction in the stator core; a plurality of magnets fixedly coupled to a radial side surface of the stator core to have different magnetic poles alternately arranged along the axial and circumferential directions; and an integral mover provided with a radial air gap with respect to the plurality of magnets to reciprocate in an axial direction with respect to the stator core by a magnetic force formed on the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaebeum Kim, Susok Lee
  • Patent number: 11050308
    Abstract: An electromagnetic machine includes a spherical stator, an armature, a first coil, and a second coil. The spherical stator has an outer surface, and the outer surface has a plurality of spaced-apart protuberances formed thereon. Each protuberance extends radially from, and is disposed normal to, the outer surface. The armature is disposed adjacent to the spherical stator and includes a magnet that emanates a magnetic field. The magnet has at least one of its magnetic poles facing the spherical stator. The first coil is wound around at least a portion of the spherical stator, and is disposed between the plurality of spaced-apart protuberances and along latitudinal lines of the spherical stator. The second coil is wound around at least a portion of the spherical stator, and is disposed between the plurality of spaced-apart protuberances and along longitudinal lines of the spherical stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jason Dai, Pablo Bandera, Peter Yang, Yonghui Zhang, Qiang Li, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 11043865
    Abstract: A rotor for an electric machine having a rotor shaft, a winding support coupled to the rotor shaft in rotationally fixed manner, and at least one winding arranged on the winding support or a squirrel cage arranged on the winding support, wherein the rotor includes at least one heat pipe running at an angle to the rotor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Korbinian Weber
  • Patent number: 11041651
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to an energy recovery system for a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system. The energy recovery system includes a nozzle having a flow passage with an inlet passage and an outlet passage that is narrowed relative to the inlet passage, in which the nozzle is configured to couple to a condenser and receive an air flow into the flow passage from a condenser fan. The energy recovery system further includes a wind turbine disposed within the outlet passage of the flow passage and having a first axis of rotation, and a generator that is external to the nozzle and that includes a shaft with a second axis of rotation. The generator is coupled to the wind turbine, such that the first axis of rotation is aligned with the second axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Mahmoud S. E. ElSaadany
  • Patent number: 11041476
    Abstract: An electric power information acquisition unit is provided for acquiring power supply-and-demand information including electric power acceptable to an electric power system or information correlated with the electric power. A fluid information acquisition unit is provided for acquiring fluid information including information correlated with a physical quantity of a fluid flowing out of a channel. A controller is provided for controlling at least one of the physical quantity, the channel or electric power generated or electric power to be generated by a generator by using the fluid information so that the physical quantity becomes equal to a desired value, while controlling electric power to be supplied to the electric power system to the electric power acceptable to the electric power system or less, by using the power supply-and-demand information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Abe, Atsushi Suhara, Takahiro Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11043879
    Abstract: An electric motor has a stator defining multiple stator poles with associated electrical windings, and a rotor having multiple rotor poles. The rotor has flux barriers between adjacent rotor poles, the flux barriers each having a material with an electrical conductivity higher than the rotor pole material. The flux barriers are electrically isolated from one another external to the ferromagnetic material. Eddy currents are induced in the flux barrier to cause destructive interference of an impending magnetic field, such that the flux barrier effectively acts to inhibit magnetic flux during motor operation, which in some cases will result in a repulsive force that will act to increase an induced motive force on the rotor poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Tau Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Rubin, Walter Wesley Pennington, III, Gregory Gordon Stevenson, Adam Daniel Ambrecht, Euzeli Cipriano dos Santos, Jr.