Patents by Inventor Michel Kant

Michel Kant 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: 4940912
    Abstract: The motor includes a rotor (2) with permanent magnets and a stator (3) that surrounds the rotor and includes reluctance pads (9, 10) provided to place the rotor (2), upon stopping, in a position where the startup of the motor will be assured. The reluctance pads (9, 10) are asymmetrical with respect to the magnetic axis (A) of the coils of the stator (3) and include notches (4), at least some of which serve to accommodate at least one coil of the stator (3), in order to assure obtaining a maximum winding coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignees: Societe de Ventilation et d'Electricite Appliquees - Velecta, Gradient
    Inventors: Michel Kant, Jean-Marie Biedinger, Roland Quessard, Jacques Galko
  • Patent number: 4395669
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrical machine having an inductor and an armature at least one of which has at least two independent winding assemblies. The switching into and out of circuit of each winding assembly is controlled by a processor which receives monitoring parameters of the machine and desired value parameters, thereby controlling in real time the operating characteristics of the machine. The machine may be a wind-driven generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Assignee: Association Gradient
    Inventors: Michel Berna, Michel Kant, Jean P. Vilain, Rene Seger
  • Patent number: 4281263
    Abstract: A tubular stator capable of creating a magnetic field having both linear and rotary components comprises a tubular magnetic frame formed from longitudinal magnetic elements which are angularly spaced. The magnetic elements have teeth which extend radially inwardly. Circular induction coils are disposed between the teeth and undulating coils are disposed longitudinally between the magnetic elements. A magnetic sleeve surrounds the magnetic frame.An electric motor comprises a cylindrical rotor mounted within the tubular stator so as to be rotatable and translatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: Gradient
    Inventors: Alain F. Virolleau, Michel Kant, Pierre H. Burnier
  • Patent number: 4198572
    Abstract: The invention relates to a regulated apparatus for the generation of electrical energy.A wind generator comprises a propeller having fixed blades and a generator connected by a transmission to the propeller and having sets of main and secondary brushes. The hub of the propeller comprises a rotor of an eddy-current brake whose inductor stator is supplied by a current delivered, starting from a certain speed, by the secondary brushes of the generator which are angularly shifted relative to their neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventor: Michel Kant
  • Patent number: 4197488
    Abstract: An electrical machine having an armature capable of both rotational movement and translational movement and which can be driven by alternating current or by stepwise control pulses. The coil of the machine is divided into two half-coils which are electrically separated and which each act on a separate group of pole teeth. The armature likewise has two groups of pole teeth, each of which cooperates with a group of teeth of the coil. The teeth are symmetrical with respect to the median plane of the machine, and the coil teeth lie at a different angle with respect to that median plane than do the armature teeth. The two half-coils are separately energized to produce moving poles in space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1980
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (Anvar)
    Inventor: Michel Kant
  • Patent number: 4020374
    Abstract: A linear motor comprises an electrically conductive tubular track consisting of one or more pairs of helically wound strips and a movable assembly. The movable assembly includes a superconducting field winding freely spinning about an axis close to the axis of the track and at least one auxiliary polyphase winding of normally conducting material coaxial to the field winding and adapted to develop a rotating field when AC currents circulate therein. The auxiliary winding supporting structure is connected to a vehicle to be driven along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1977
    Assignee: Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)
    Inventors: Alain Mailfert, Michel Kant