Patents by Inventor Alex Horng

Alex Horng has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190312478
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a three-phase motor stator. The three-phase motor stator includes a stator iron core, a first winding, a second winding, and a third winding. The stator iron core has a ring part and a plurality of pole arms. The total number of the pole arms is a multiple of six and is at least twelve. The pole arms are distinguished as at least two first phase pole arm groups, at least two second phase pole arm groups, and at least two third phase pole arm groups. The first phase pole arm group, the second phase pole arm group, and the third phase pole arm group are arranged at intervals. The first winding, the second winding and the third winding each has a plurality of coils, and the coils are respectively wound around the pole arms of the first phase pole arm group, the second phase pole arm group and the third phase pole arm group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: ALEX HORNG, TSO-KUO YIN, KUN-TA YANG
  • Patent number: 10429060
    Abstract: A ceiling fan motor with a reduced axial height includes a stator, a rotor and a light-emitting module. The stator includes an iron core and a shaft. The iron core forms an assembly opening at a central portion thereof. The rotor is rotatably coupled with an outer periphery of the shaft and includes a housing. The light-emitting module is at least partially arranged between the iron core and the shaft, or is arranged between the iron core and the housing of the rotor, along a radial direction perpendicular to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Tso-Kuo Yin
  • Patent number: 10415575
    Abstract: A ceiling fan, a hanger assembly of the ceiling fan, and a mounting bracket of the hanger assembly are designed with a lower failure rate. The hanger assembly of the ceiling fan includes a coupling rod and a fan rod. The mounting bracket has two lateral walls opposing to each other. Each of the two lateral walls includes a mounting end, a hanger end and a receiving portion. The coupling rod has two ends respectively received in the receiving portions of the two lateral walls. The fan rod has a first end coupled with the coupling rod, as well as a second end coupled with a stator of a motor of the ceiling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Tso-Kuo Yin, Duo-Nian Shan
  • Patent number: 10415818
    Abstract: An illumination device and a ventilator include: a fan electrically connecting to a power transmitting port to be rotated for generating an airflow; a light-emitting device for transferring electrical power into illumination; a power storage module electrically connecting with the light-emitting device and the power transmitting port; and a control unit electrically connecting with the power storage module and the power transmitting port. The control unit determines whether the power transmitting port provides electrical power, the control unit controls the power storage module to store electrical power sourced from the power transmitting port when a result of the determination is positive, and the control unit controls the power storage module to output electrical power stored therein to the light-emitting device when the result of the determination is negative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Tsun-Chung Teng
  • Fan
    Publication number: 20190277307
    Abstract: A fan includes a motor, two frames, an impeller and a housing assembly. The two frames are coupled with an outer periphery of the motor and are engaged with each other by way of fastening. Each of the two frames includes one groove. The impeller is connected to the motor and is driven to rotate by the motor. The housing assembly houses the impeller and includes first and second housing parts. The first and second housing parts are engaged with each other by way of fastening. A protruding lip is provided on one of two end faces of the first housing part which is relatively adjacent to the motor. Another protruding lip is provided on one of two end faces of the second housing part which is relatively adjacent to the motor. The protruding lip and the other protruding lip are engaged with the grooves of the two frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Wan-Ling Hu, Yi-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 10393402
    Abstract: An air exchange device improves the covering effect and the overall visual effect on the appearance of the air exchange device along with a divider where the air exchange device is mounted. The air exchange device includes an air-guiding tube and a covering member. The air-guiding tube has a first maximal outer diameter, and includes a first end and a second end. The covering member includes a positioning portion that is adapted to be coupled to an outer wall of the air-guiding tube, and a covering portion connected to the positioning portion. The covering portion has a second maximal outer diameter larger than the first maximal outer diameter of the air-guiding tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Chun Ko
  • Publication number: 20190252867
    Abstract: A sleeve unit for a motor of a ceiling fan includes a tubular member and a wire isolation member. The tubular member has a lateral slot extending through the tubular member from an inner periphery to an outer periphery of the tubular member. The lateral slot extends from a first axial end face towards a second axial end face of the tubular member along an axis of the tubular member. The wire isolation member includes an isolation plate unit delimiting a wire channel. The wire channel is located in the lateral slot. The isolation plate unit includes a stopper plate which is located in the lateral slot but does not come into a space delimited by the inner periphery of the tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Tso-Kuo Yin, Kun-Ta Yang
  • Publication number: 20190245406
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a stator of a waterproof motor includes disposing a first assembly in a mold where the first assembly includes a coil unit wound around an iron core assembly, and filling the mold with a thermosetting plastic which forms a housing after curing. The housing houses the coil unit and the iron core assembly. A recess is formed at one end of the housing. The method further includes disposing a second assembly in the recess of the housing where the second assembly includes a circuit unit, and filling the recess of the housing with a waterproof glue which envelopes the circuit unit after curing. According to the above, the stator of the waterproof motor is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Guo-Hao Chen, Chi-Tsung Tsai
  • Publication number: 20190232754
    Abstract: A fan with a temperature detecting function includes a fan frame, an impeller and a circuit board. The fan frame includes an air-guiding room, an air inlet and an air outlet. The air inlet and the air outlet intercommunicate with the air-guiding room. The impeller is rotatably mounted in the air-guiding room. The circuit board is mounted to the fan frame and includes a temperature sensor extending into the air-guiding room and below an inner face of the fan frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Hsiu-Ju Wei
  • Publication number: 20190211840
    Abstract: A ceiling fan includes an axle, a hub, a plurality of blades, a plurality of connecting members, and a plurality of protective sleeves. The hub is rotatably coupled with the axle. The plurality of blades is coupled with the hub. Each of the plurality of blades has a first end and a second end. The first end is coupled with the hub. Each of the plurality of blades has a channel intercommunicating the first end with the second end. The plurality of connecting members is respectively received in the channels of the plurality of blades. Each of the plurality of connecting members has an end coupled with the hub, as well as another end coupled with the second end of the each of the plurality of blades. The plurality of protective sleeves respectively envelopes the plurality of connecting members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Tso-Kuo Yin, Kun-Ta Yang
  • Publication number: 20190207466
    Abstract: A motor including a base, a stator, a dynamic pressure bearing unit and a rotor are disclosed. The base includes a shaft tube. The shaft tube includes a closed end and an open end. The stator is mounted around the shaft tube. The dynamic pressure bearing unit includes a bearing, a dynamic pressure assembly and a thrust plate. The bearing is received in the shaft tube. The dynamic pressure assembly and the thrust plate are disposed in a position relatively adjacent to the open end of the shaft tube and relatively distant from the closed end of the shaft tube. The dynamic pressure assembly is located between the bearing and the thrust plate. A lubricating fluid layer is disposed between the dynamic pressure assembly and the thrust plate. The rotor is connected to the thrust plate and is rotatably coupled with the bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Wen-Nan Chou
  • Publication number: 20190128545
    Abstract: An air exchanging device according to the invention is mounted to a wall. An inner side of the wall is the indoor space, and an outer side of the wall is the outdoor space. The wall has an installation hole. The air exchanging device includes a housing, a first fan unit and a second fan unit. The housing has a compartment. The housing has a first through-hole, a second through-hole and a third through-hole. The first fan unit is received in the compartment and includes a first air inlet intercommunicating with the second through-hole, and a first air outlet intercommunicating with the first through-hole. The second fan unit is received in the compartment. The second fan unit includes a second air inlet intercommunicating with the third through-hole, and a second air outlet intercommunicating with the second through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Wan-Ling Hu, Li-Yang Lyu
  • Publication number: 20190131835
    Abstract: A rotor for a motor according to the invention is provided to solve the problem where the rotor of the conventional motor does not have an excellent vibration-reducing effect. The rotor for the motor includes a shaft, an elastic sleeve, a permanent magnet and two engaging units. The elastic sleeve is fit around the shaft. The permanent magnet is fit around the elastic sleeve. The elastic sleeve and the permanent magnet have two sides spaced from each other in an axial direction. The two engaging units are coupled with the elastic sleeve and the permanent magnet at the two sides, respectively. Each of the two engaging units includes a through-hole through which the shaft extends. The two engaging units are not in contact with the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Chih-Ming Wu, Chia-Wei Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20190120238
    Abstract: A slim fan includes a housing, an impeller, and a stator unit. The housing includes a bottom board. The bottom board includes an inner face and an outer face. The bottom board includes at least one receiving space located between the inner face and the outer face. An impeller is rotatably mounted in the housing. A stator unit is mounted in the housing. The stator unit includes a circuit board, a coil unit, and at least one electronic element. The coil unit and the at least one electronic element are mounted on the circuit board. The at least one electronic element extends into the at least one receiving space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Tso-Kuo Yin
  • Publication number: 20190115799
    Abstract: A bearing assembly including a bearing seat, at least one bearing and a shaft is disclosed. The bearing seat includes a chamber, an assembly hole and a shaft hole. The assembly hole and the shaft hole intercommunicate with the chamber. The bearing seat has a slit which is adjustable. The at least one bearing is received in the chamber. The shaft extends through the shaft hole and the at least one bearing and includes at least one abutment portion. The at least one bearing abuts the at least one abutment portion. In addition, a motor including a bearing assembly is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Bo-Wei Chiou, Kun-Ta Yang
  • Publication number: 20190085855
    Abstract: A fan frame includes a housing, a shaft tube, a circuit board and a plurality of light-emitting elements. The housing includes a base and a plurality of connection members located between the base and a peripheral wall of the housing. The shaft tube is mounted on the base. The circuit board is mounted in the housing and includes a body having a through-hole. The circuit board is fit around the shaft tube via the through-hole and is integrally formed with a plurality of protruding ribs and at least one outer rib. Each protruding rib is aligned with a respective connection member. Each outer rib is located between two adjacent protruding ribs. The light-emitting elements are mounted on the protruding ribs and the outer rib. A fan including the fan frame is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Chia-Ching Tsai, Hung-Cheng Zhou
  • Publication number: 20190072107
    Abstract: A flow guiding device includes a flow-guiding member and a blade. The flow-guiding member includes a flow-guiding portion, a neck portion and a first coupling portion. The flow-guiding portion is connected to a first end of the neck portion. The first coupling portion is located at a second end of the neck portion. The flow-guiding portion, the neck portion and the first coupling portion are connected in series in a radial direction. The blade includes a second coupling portion at a free end of the blade. The second coupling portion is coupled with the first coupling portion. The flow-guiding portion has a cross-sectional area smaller than or equal to a cross-sectional area of the blade. A cross-sectional area of the neck portion viewed from the radial direction at the first end is smaller than a cross-sectional area of the neck portion viewed from the radial direction at the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Tso-Kuo Yin, Cheng-Wei Lin
  • Publication number: 20190072098
    Abstract: A ceiling fan including a motor, an intermediate transition member and a plurality of blades is disclosed. The motor includes a stator, a rotor, and a shaft coupled with the stator. An outer face of the motor includes a plurality of heat dissipating holes. The intermediate transition member is coupled with the motor and includes a body and a plurality of first coupling portions integrally formed with the body. The body includes a central hole at a center thereof The shaft extends through the central hole. The plurality of first coupling portions extends radially away from the shaft. The plurality of blades is coupled with the plurality of first coupling portions of the intermediate transition member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Kun-Ta Yang, Bo-Wei Chiou
  • Patent number: D852349
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Bo-Wei Chiou, Yen-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: D857877
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Cheng-Wei Lin