Patents by Inventor Kamron Mark Wright

Kamron Mark Wright 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: 20200044498
    Abstract: A lamination for use in an electric machine stator includes a body having a generally circular outer periphery and a generally circular inner periphery, spaced from the outer periphery and a plurality of spaced apart teeth extending inwardly from the circular inner periphery. Each of said teeth define opposed inner edges thereof. The lamination includes a first pair of tips extending tangentially in opposed directions from the inner edge of one of said teeth and a second pair of tips extending tangentially in opposed directions from the inner edges of another one of said teeth. A tip of the first pair of tips and a tip of the second pair of tips define a first configuration having a first gap therebetween and defining a second configuration having a second gap therebetween. The first gap being substantially less than the second gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Alan Jacob Manz, Kamron Mark Wright, John Sheldon Wagley, Lester Benjamin Manz
  • Patent number: 10381946
    Abstract: A converter module for converting three-phase electrical power to single-phase electrical power. The converter module includes three-phase terminals and a full-wave bridge rectifier. The three-phase terminals are configured to be electrically coupled to a three-phase power source from which a three-phase power signal is provided. The full-wave bridge rectifier is electrically coupled to the three-phase terminals and configured to rectify the three-phase power signal to a direct current (DC) power signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kamron Mark Wright, Timothy Galligos, Douglas Lynn Fetters, Steven Albert Nardin
  • Patent number: 10284128
    Abstract: A motor includes a stator comprising windings configured to be energized, and a rotor electromagnetically coupled to the stator and configured to turn relative thereto when the stator is energized. The motor also includes a motor controller configured to measure a speed at which the rotor turns, and energize said stator to generate a first torque output at the rotor when the measured speed is below a first threshold. The motor controller is also configured to energize the stator to generate a second torque output at the rotor when the measured speed is at least the first threshold, wherein the second torque output is greater than the first torque output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Craig Barry, Brian Lee Beifus, Lester Benjamin Manz, Kamron Mark Wright
  • Patent number: 10181774
    Abstract: An electric motor assembly includes an electric motor, a casing configured to house the motor, and an electrical enclosure coupled to the motor casing. The electrical enclosure houses a control board including a microcontroller and a memory device therein. The microcontroller is configured to control the electric motor based at least in part on motor configuration data stored in the memory device. The assembly also includes a near field communications (NFC) antenna positioned adjacent to an opening defined in the motor casing or the electronics enclosure, and is communicatively coupled to the memory device. The NFC antenna is configured to: receive a radio signal transmitted by an external programming device, the radio signal including updated motor configuration data; convert the radio signal to an electrical signal that includes the updated motor configuration data; and transmit the electrical signal to the memory device to store the updated motor configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailesh Prabhakar Waikar, Kamron Mark Wright, Ahmad Mohammad Ghannam, Ryan Keith Stephens, Steven Albert Nardin, Xiaohui Ji, Peter Bruff Lytle
  • Publication number: 20190006977
    Abstract: Controllers for controlling hybrid motor drive circuits configured to drive a motor are provided herein. A controller is configured to drive the motor using an inverter when a motor commanded frequency is not within a predetermined range of line input power frequencies, and couple line input power to an output of the inverter using a first switch device when the motor commanded frequency is within the predetermined range of line input power frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Bacerra, Kamron Mark Wright, Lester Benjamin Manz
  • Publication number: 20180367075
    Abstract: A motor includes a stator comprising windings configured to be energized, and a rotor electromagnetically coupled to the stator and configured to turn relative thereto when the stator is energized. The motor also includes a motor controller configured to measure a speed at which the rotor turns, and energize said stator to generate a first torque output at the rotor when the measured speed is below a first threshold. The motor controller is also configured to energize the stator to generate a second torque output at the rotor when the measured speed is at least the first threshold, wherein the second torque output is greater than the first torque output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Craig Barry, Brian Lee Beifus, Lester Benjamin Manz, Kamron Mark Wright
  • Patent number: 10088194
    Abstract: An air handling system comprises a housing and a fan configured to circulate air. The housing comprises at least one wall defining a passageway for the air and at least one vortex generator coupled to the at least one wall. The at least one vortex generator extends partially into the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachele Barbara Cocks, Kamron Mark Wright, Kerry Baker Shelton, Joshua James Westhoff
  • Patent number: 10075118
    Abstract: Controllers for controlling hybrid motor drive circuits configured to drive a motor are provided herein. A controller is configured to drive the motor using an inverter when a motor commanded frequency is not within a predetermined range of line input power frequencies, and couple line input power to an output of the inverter using a first switch device when the motor commanded frequency is within the predetermined range of line input power frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ludovic Andre Chretien, Roger Carlos Becerra, Kamron Mark Wright, Lester Benjamin Manz
  • Publication number: 20180234026
    Abstract: A converter module for converting three-phase electrical power to single-phase electrical power. The converter module includes three-phase terminals and a full-wave bridge rectifier. The three-phase terminals are configured to be electrically coupled to a three-phase power source from which a three-phase power signal is provided. The full-wave bridge rectifier is electrically coupled to the three-phase terminals and configured to rectify the three-phase power signal to a direct current (DC) power signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Kamron Mark Wright, Timothy Galligos, Douglas Lynn Fetters, Steven Albert Nardin
  • Patent number: 9945390
    Abstract: In one aspect, a centrifugal blower assembly is provided. The centrifugal blower assembly includes a housing defining an interior space and an impeller configured to channel an airflow within the interior space. A motor is coupled to the impeller and configured to rotate the impeller about an axis. The centrifugal blower also includes a plurality of mounting arms. Each mounting arm of the plurality of mounting arms includes a first end coupled to the housing and a second end coupled to the motor. Each mounting arm of the plurality of mounting arms has a cross-sectional profile that comprises a portion of an airfoil shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachele Barbara Cocks, Joshua James Westhoff, Matthew James Kleist, Zachary Joseph Stauffer, Kerry Baker Shelton, Kamron Mark Wright, Brian L. Beifus
  • Publication number: 20170294825
    Abstract: An electric motor assembly includes an electric motor, a casing configured to house the motor, and an electrical enclosure coupled to the motor casing. The electrical enclosure houses a control board including a microcontroller and a memory device therein. The microcontroller is configured to control the electric motor based at least in part on motor configuration data stored in the memory device. The assembly also includes a near field communications (NFC) antenna positioned adjacent to an opening defined in the motor casing or the electronics enclosure, and is communicatively coupled to the memory device. The NFC antenna is configured to: receive a radio signal transmitted by an external programming device, the radio signal including updated motor configuration data; convert the radio signal to an electrical signal that includes the updated motor configuration data; and transmit the electrical signal to the memory device to store the updated motor configuration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: SHAILESH PRABHAKAR WAIKAR, Kamron Mark Wright, Ahmad Mohammad Ghannam, Ryan Keith Stephens, Steven Albert Nardin, Xiaohui Ji, Peter Bruff Lytle
  • Publication number: 20170077859
    Abstract: Controllers for controlling hybrid motor drive circuits configured to drive a motor are provided herein. A controller is configured to drive the motor using an inverter when a motor commanded frequency is not within a predetermined range of line input power frequencies, and couple line input power to an output of the inverter using a first switch device when the motor commanded frequency is within the predetermined range of line input power frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: LUDOVIC ANDRE CHRETIEN, ROGER CARLOS BECERRA, KAMRON MARK WRIGHT, LESTER BENJAMIN MANZ
  • Publication number: 20160033164
    Abstract: An air handling system comprises a housing and a fan configured to circulate air. The housing comprises at least one wall defining a passageway for the air and at least one vortex generator coupled to the at least one wall. The at least one vortex generator extends partially into the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Rachele Barbara Cocks, Kamron Mark Wright, Kerry Baker Shelton, Joshua James Westhoff
  • Publication number: 20160032944
    Abstract: In one aspect, a centrifugal blower assembly is provided. The centrifugal blower assembly includes a housing defining an interior space and an impeller configured to channel an airflow within the interior space. A motor is coupled to the impeller and configured to rotate the impeller about an axis. The centrifugal blower also includes a plurality of mounting arms. Each mounting arm of the plurality of mounting arms includes a first end coupled to the housing and a second end coupled to the motor. Each mounting arm of the plurality of mounting arms has a cross-sectional profile that comprises a portion of an airfoil shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Rachele Barbara Cocks, Joshua James Westhoff, Matthew James Kleist, Zachary Joseph Stauffer, Kerry Baker Shelton, Kamron Mark Wright, Brian L. Beifus
  • Patent number: 7843157
    Abstract: A method for providing a compatible interface between a motor control circuit and a system controller is described. The method includes determining which signals in the interface have incompatible voltage requirements, and inserting a series resistance in an interface extending between the motor control circuit and the system controller for each signal determined to have incompatible voltage requirements therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Regal Beloit Company
    Inventors: William A. Archer, Brian L. Beifus, Kamron Mark Wright
  • Patent number: 7420302
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a motor enclosure, a motor-bearing assembly, a motor control unit, a mid shield, and a bearing. The motor-bearing assembly is configured for placement within the motor enclosure and has a shaft extending therefrom. A portion of the motor control unit is configured for placement within the motor enclosure. The mid shield is configured for placement within the motor enclosure between the motor control unit and the motor-bearing assembly and further configured to engage the shaft. The bearing is configured to seat within the mid shield and provide at least a portion of the engagement between the shaft and the mid shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Regal-Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Archer, Philip Wayne Johnson, Scott A. Coonrod, Kamron Mark Wright, Donald E. Bair
  • Publication number: 20080122392
    Abstract: A method for providing a compatible interface between a motor control circuit and a system controller is described. The method includes determining which signals in the interface have incompatible voltage requirements, and inserting a series resistance in an interface extending between the motor control circuit and the system controller for each signal determined to have incompatible voltage requirements therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: William A. Archer, Brian L. Beifus, Kamron Mark Wright
  • Patent number: 7358634
    Abstract: A motor is described that includes a motor enclosure, a motor winding assembly, a motor control unit, and a mid shield. The motor enclosure includes a plurality of protrusions into the motor enclosure in a substantially configuration around its perimeter and the motor winding assembly is configured for placement within the motor enclosure. A portion of the motor control unit is configured for placement within the motor enclosure and the mid shield is configured for placement within the motor enclosure between the motor control unit and the motor winding assembly where it engages the protrusions upon insertion into the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Regal-Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Archer, Philip Wayne Johnson, Scott A. Coonrod, Kamron Mark Wright, Donald E. Bair, Subhash M. Brahmavar, Tim J. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 7352095
    Abstract: A method for reducing a length of a motor is described. The method includes engaging a motor enclosure at a first end with a motor winding assembly, inserting a mid shield into the motor enclosure from a second end of the enclosure, and fastening the mid shield to the motor winding assembly. The method further includes engaging the second end of the motor enclosure with a motor control unit, at least a portion of the motor control unit within the motor enclosure, and fastening the motor control unit to the mid shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Regal-Beloit Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Archer, Philip Wayne Johnson, Scott A. Coonrod, Kamron Mark Wright, Donald E. Bair
  • Patent number: 7327587
    Abstract: An ac-ac power converter system is provided for supplying power to an electrical load. The ac-ac power converter system provides an output voltage having variable amplitude and/or frequency. The ac-ac power converter system includes a boost inductor for applying a discontinuous current to an ac-ac power converter. The ac-ac power converter includes a rectifier circuit comprising of a first set of gate controllable active switches for converting an input ac power to a dc power and an inverter circuit comprising of a second set of gate controllable active switches for converting the dc power to an output ac power. In addition, the ac-ac power converter system includes a switch for switching between a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Uday Prakashrao Mhaskar, Herman Lucas Norbert Wiegman, Amit Raja Sanglikar, Bansidhar Jagannath Phansalkar, Kamron Mark Wright