Patents by Inventor Bengt Rydholm

Bengt Rydholm 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).

  • Patent number: 10875090
    Abstract: An assembly for a metal-making process, having: a tundish, a submerged entry nozzle (SEN) configured to provide tapping of molten metal from the tundish, and an electromagnetic stirrer arranged around the SEN, the electromagnetic stirrer having a closed and integral SEN-enclosing portion provided with coils for generating a rotating electromagnetic field in the SEN, the SEN-enclosing portion providing a circumferentially closed and integral annular passage through which the SEN extends, wherein the electromagnetic stirrer is immovably mounted relative to the tundish and relative to the SEN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: ABB Schweiz AG, ArcelorMittal
    Inventors: Jan-Erik Eriksson, Jean-Marie Galpin, Bengt Rydholm, Hongliang Yang, Jean-Luc Curé, Nicolas Triolet, Bruno Langlet, Fredrik Sandberg
  • Publication number: 20200188994
    Abstract: A method of controlling an electromagnetic stirrer arranged around a submerged entry nozzle (SEN) of a tundish provided with a stopper rod to control throughput of the tundish, the SEN being configured to provide tapping of molten metal from the tundish and the electromagnetic stirrer being configured to generate a rotating magnetic field in the SEN, wherein the method includes controlling the electromagnetic stirrer to operate only when a gas flow rate through the stopper rod is in a first range of 1.5 NL/min to 20 NL/min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Bengt Rydholm, Fredrik Sandberg, Hongliang Yang, Jan-Erik Eriksson, Jean-Marie Galpin, Bruno Langlet, Jean-Luc Curé, Nicolas Triolet, Thierry Lecoester
  • Publication number: 20190314892
    Abstract: An assembly for a metal-making process, having: a tundish, a submerged entry nozzle(SEN) configured to provide tapping of molten metal from the tundish, and an electromagnetic stirrer arranged around the SEN, the electromagnetic stirrer having a closed and integral SEN-enclosing portion provided with coils for generating a rotating electromagnetic field in the SEN, the SEN-enclosing portion providing a circumferentially closed and integral annular passage through which the SEN extends, wherein the electromagnetic stirrer is immovably mounted relative to the tundish and relative to the SEN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jan-Erik Eriksson, Jean-Marie Galpin, Bengt Rydholm, Hongliang Yang, Jean-Luc Curé, Nicolas Triolet, Bruno Langlet, Fredrik Sandberg
  • Patent number: 8336605
    Abstract: A continuous casting device includes a mould, a nozzle, and an electromagnetic stirrer provided around the nozzle above the mould, the stirrer including a core of a magnetic material that extends circumferentially around the nozzle and a plurality of windings wound around the core. The windings are wound around a cross section of the core as seen in the circumferential direction of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Jan-Erik Eriksson, Eleonor Olsson, Bengt Rydholm, Helmut Hackl
  • Patent number: 8043403
    Abstract: A furnace plant including at least one furnace vessel comprising side walls, a bottom and a roof. At least one heater is configured to heat metal in the furnace vessel. A compartment includes sidewalls lined with refractory material. The compartment forms an extension of the furnace vessel. At least one electromagnetic stirrer is arranged outside and adjacent to the compartment. A refractory plate is arranged inside the compartment. The refractory plate includes an upper edge configured to be positioned below a meniscus of molten metal and includes a lower edge positioned spaced apart from a bottom of the compartment. The plate is arranged such that a gap between the plate and a wall of the compartment increases toward the bottom of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Bengt Rydholm, Erik Svensson, Alf Lundström, Helmut Hackl, Olof Sjödén, Jan-Erik Eriksson, Tord Kroon, Tord Lindblad
  • Publication number: 20100236362
    Abstract: A furnace plant including at least one furnace vessel comprising side walls, a bottom and a roof. At least one heater is configured to heat metal in the furnace vessel. A compartment includes sidewalls lined with refractory material. The compartment forms an extension of the furnace vessel. At least one electromagnetic stirrer is arranged outside and adjacent to the compartment. A refractory plate is arranged inside the compartment. The refractory plate includes an upper edge configured to be positioned below a meniscus of molten metal and includes a lower edge positioned spaced apart from a bottom of the compartment. The plate is arranged such that a gap between the plate and a wall of the compartment increases toward the bottom of the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: ABB AB
    Inventors: Bengt Rydholm, Erik Svensson, Alf Lundström, Helmut Hackl, Olof Sjödén, Jan-Erik Eriksson, Tord Kroon, Tord Lindblad
  • Publication number: 20090294091
    Abstract: A continuous casting device includes a mould, a nozzle, and an electromagnetic stirrer provided around the nozzle above the mould, the stirrer including a core of a magnetic material that extends circumferentially around the nozzle and a plurality of windings wound around the core. The windings are wound around a cross section of the core as seen in the circumferential direction of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Jan-Erik Eriksson, Bengt Rydholm, Eleonor Olsson, Helmut Hackl
  • Publication number: 20090208665
    Abstract: A device for controlling the thickness of a metallic coating on an elongated metallic element formed by continuously transporting the element through a bath of molten metal. The device includes at least one pair of electromagnetic wiper members and a second wiper member associated with the at least one pair of electromagnetic wiper members. The second wiper member is designed to apply to the element a jet of gas with a target area essentially according to a line transversely of the element with respect to the direction of the transport path in order to assist the electromagnetic wiper member in the wiping of superfluous molten metal from the element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: ABB AB
    Inventors: Jan Erik Eriksson, Conny Svahn, Rebei Bel Fdhila, Bengt Rydholm
  • Publication number: 20080044584
    Abstract: A device and a method for stabilizing an elongated metallic strip of a magnetic material when coating the strip with a metallic layer. The strip is transported from the bath in a direction of transport along a predetermined transport path. A wiping device for wiping off superfluous molten metal from the strip applies an air flow in a line across the strip, where the wiping device includes at least one pair of air-knives arranged with one air-knife on each side of the strip. An electromagnetic stabilizing device stabilizes the position of the strip with respect to the predetermined transport path. A sensor detects the position of the strip in relation to the predetermined transport path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: ABB AB
    Inventors: Jan-Erik Eriksson, Conny Svahn, Mats Molander, Carl-Fredrik Lindberg, Peter Lofgren, Stefan Israelsson Tampe, Bengt Rydholm
  • Patent number: 7187532
    Abstract: A device and a method for stabilising a metallic object of magnetic material. The metallic object is transported along a transportation path or plane. The plane includes a transportation direction and is parallel to the longitudinal direction of the object therein. A sensor is arranged to sense the valve of a parameter depending on the position of the object with respect to the plane. An electromagnetic actuator is arranged to apply a magnetic force to the object in respone to the sensed position. The magnetic force has a force component directed transversely to the transportation direction and transversely to the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Per Lennart Eriksson, Bengt Rydholm, Sven Karlsson, Magnus Hallbäck, Göte Tallbäck
  • Publication number: 20050274435
    Abstract: A device and a method for stabilising a metallic object of magnetic material. The metallic object is transported along a transportation path or plane. The plane includes a transportation direction and is parallel to the longitudinal direction of the object therein. A sensor is arranged to sense the valve of a parameter depending on the position of the object with respect to the plane. An electromagnetic actuator is arranged to apply a magnetic force to the object in respone to the sensed position. The magnetic force has a force component directed transversely to the transportation direction and transversely to the plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Per Eriksson, Bengt Rydholm, Sven Karlsson, Magnus Hallback, Gote Tallback
  • Patent number: 6972505
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine and method for making the machine, where the machine includes a high-voltage stator winding and elongated support devices for supporting the winding. The machine and method employ an arrangement of cable that is made of inner conductive strands, covered with a first semiconducting layer, which is covered with an insulating layer, which is covered with a second semiconducting layer. The cable is wound in slots in the stator such that separate cable lead-throughs are positioned in specific arrangements with respect to each other and in slots of the stator. The arrangement of the cable in the stator protects the integrity of the respective components in the cable and particularly the second semiconducting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: ABB
    Inventors: Mats Leijon, Peter Templin, Bengt Rydholm, Lars Gertmar, Bertil Larsson, Bengt Rothman, Peter Carstensen, Leif Johansson, Claes Ivarson, Bo Hernnas, Goran Holmstrom, Bengt Goran, Alberti Backlund
  • Patent number: 6894416
    Abstract: The magnetic circuit of a generator in a hydro-generator plant is arranged to directly supply a high supply voltage of 20-800 kV, preferably higher than 36 kV. The generator is provided with solid insulation and its winding includes a cable (6) comprising one or more current-carrying conductors (31) with a number of strands (36) surrounded by at least one outer and one inner semiconducting layer (34, 32) and intermediate insulating layers (33). The outer semiconducting layer (34) is at earth potential. The stator winding may be produced with full or fractional slot winding, the phases of the winding being Y-connected. The Y-point may be insulated and protected from over-voltage by means of surge arresters, or else the Y-point may be earthed via a suppression filter. The invention also relates to a hydro-generator plant, a generator included in the plant and a procedure for building such a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Mats Leijon, Bo Hernnäs, Peter Carstensen, Mons Hölleland, Peter Templin, Lars Gertmar, Claes Ivarson, Erland Sörensen, Gunnar Davidsson, Gunnar Kylander, Bertil Larsson, Sören Berggren, Bertil Berggren, Jan-Anders Nygren, Bengt Rydholm, Hans-Olof Kalldin
  • Publication number: 20030094304
    Abstract: An insulated conductor for high-voltage windings and electric machine, and rotating electric machine that use the insulated conductor. The insulated conductor is suitable for use in a high-voltage winding application for devices such as an electric machine and a rotating electric machine. A feature of the insulated conductor is that the conductor includes at least one strand, and an inner conductive layer that surrounds the at least one strand. An insulating layer surrounds the inner conductive layer, and an outer conductive layer surrounds the insulating layer. When arranged in this manner, and when the outer conductive layer is suitably configured to provide an equipotential surface, the insulated conductor provides relatively high resistance to breakdown when operating at high voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 1999
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: MATS LEIJON, LI MING, GUNNAR KYLANDER, PETER CARTENSEN, BENGT RYDHOLM, PER ANDERSSON, PETER TEMPLIN
  • Publication number: 20020053461
    Abstract: A conductor for high-voltage windings comprising a stranded conductor core surrounded an electrical high-voltage insulation comprising an inner semi-conducting layer, an insulating layer and an outer semi-conducting layer. The core being designed to ensure uniform current distribution and to counteract eddy-current losses This is achieved by an electrically insulating oxide layer being provided on a sufficient number of strands to ensure that all strands in the stranded conductor core are electrically insulated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 1999
    Publication date: May 9, 2002
    Inventors: MATS LEIJON, KENNETH JOHANNESSON, STEFAN MILTON, PETER CARSTENSEN, BENGT RYDHOLM, BO HERNNAS, VIJAYA CHANDRAMOULI
  • Patent number: 6376775
    Abstract: A conductor and a rotating electric high-voltage machine that includes the conductor has a cable configured for high-voltage operation. The cable may be included as a winding for the rotating electric high-voltage machine. The conductor includes a first strand that is clad with an electrically insulating layer, and a second strand that is uninsulated whereas the first strand and the second strand are arranged in two or more layers of strands. The two or more layers of strands are insulated from one another. Furthermore, the first and second layers of the two or more layers of strands are arranged around a central core where the central core is at least one of an air core and a core of another material. The second strand is positioned so as not to be electrically contacting any other uninsulated strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Mats Leijon, Kenneth Johannesson, Stefan Milton, Peter Carstensen, Bengt Rydholm
  • Patent number: 5402026
    Abstract: A rotor for short-circuited alternating current motors, having a pack of circular rotor blades fixedly mounted on a shaft, the plates have, uniformly around the peripheral edges thereof, a number of recesses which, when the plates are packed, form generally axially extending rotor slots, and each rotor slot includes a first recess or cavity whose peripheral edge forms a closed contour and which accommodates a conductor radially inwards of the mantle surface of the rotor, the peripheral edge of said first recess has a concavity which faces towards said peripheral edge, and a second recess which forms a radially extending slot which extends from a point close to the concavity and out towards said peripheral edge, a bridge is formed between the first recess and the second recess, and the second recess has a widened part which is located between the concavity of the first recess and the peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignee: Asea Brown Boveri AB
    Inventors: Lars Gertmar, Bengt Rydholm, Chandur Sadarangani, Jens P. Zinck