Patents by Inventor Patrick Lee Jansen

Patrick Lee Jansen 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: 20190061544
    Abstract: A system includes an auxiliary battery configured to be disposed onboard a vehicle having an electrically powered propulsion system that is configured to also be powered by detachable main batteries, and a converter configured to be electrically coupled with the auxiliary battery and the propulsion system of the vehicle. The converter is configured to direct electric energy stored in the auxiliary battery to the propulsion system for powering the propulsion system while the vehicle is detached from a depleted detachable main battery and before the vehicle is connected with a charged detachable main battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Jansen, Ricky Jared Terry, Taral Shah
  • Patent number: 9975415
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for an electric motor arrangement in a chassis of a battery electric vehicle. In one embodiment, a front chassis for a battery electric vehicle comprises a structural frame including two parallel sidewalls and a first portion of a vehicle articulation joint and an electric motor coupled between and in face-sharing contact with each of the two parallel sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Jansen, Gregory Benton Badders, Paul Deahl
  • Patent number: 9906108
    Abstract: An electric machine that includes a rotor core made of magnetic steel; a stator configured with stationary windings therein; openings disposed within or on the rotor core; and a rotor circuit that is configured to introduce saliency based on an orientation of part of the rotor circuit in relationship to a pole location of the electric machine, where the rotor circuit is made of a conductive, non-magnetic material. A rotor component and various embodiments of electric machines are also disclosed. The present invention has been described in terms of specific embodiment(s), and it is recognized that equivalents, alternatives, and modifications, aside from those expressly stated, are possible and within the scope of the appending claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kum Kang Huh, Patel Bhageerath Reddy, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi El-Refaie, Patrick Lee Jansen, Roy David Schultz, Lembit Salasoo
  • Patent number: 9871418
    Abstract: A rotor component that comprises a rotor circuit configured for use with either an interior permanent magnet (IPM) machine or a synchronous reluctance machine (SRM) that includes a pole circuit made of a conductive, non-magnetic material and has a midpoint that substantially aligns with a d-axis of the IPM or SRM. An electric machine with a similar rotor component therein or having a loop or ring of a conductive, non-magnetic material that is substantially concentric about a d-axis of the electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kum Kang Huh, Patel Bhageerath Reddy, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi El-Refaie, Patrick Lee Jansen, Roy David Schultz, Lembit Salasoo
  • Publication number: 20170232828
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for an electric motor arrangement in a chassis of a battery electric vehicle. In one embodiment, a front chassis for a battery electric vehicle comprises a structural frame including two parallel sidewalls and a first portion of a vehicle articulation joint and an electric motor coupled between and in face-sharing contact with each of the two parallel sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick Lee JANSEN, Gregory Benton BADDERS, Paul DEAHL
  • Patent number: 9722442
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a vehicle. The vehicle includes an energy storage device and a traction motor electrically connected to the energy storage device. The traction motor is configured to convert electrical energy supplied by the energy storage device into a mechanical output to propel the vehicle. The vehicle also includes a vehicle connecting mechanism electrically coupled to the energy storage device and being configured for electrical coupling with a second vehicle connecting mechanism of a second vehicle to establish an electrical interface between the vehicle and the second vehicle. The electrical interface enables the transfer of electric power between the vehicle and the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Irene Michelle Berry, Herman Lucas Norbert Wiegman, Timothy Gerard Richter, Dann Gwyn, Patrick Lee Jansen
  • Publication number: 20170170438
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle includes a housing connected to the vehicle, the housing having a bottom floor, a plurality of exterior walls, at least one partition wall within the housing diving the housing into a plurality of sections, and a plurality of battery modules arranged in a vertical orientation within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: PATRICK LEE JANSEN, Neil William Burkell, Neil Patrick Bradley, Mark Alan Pfingsten
  • Patent number: 9537362
    Abstract: An electrical machine includes a rotor comprising a rotor core and a plurality of permanent magnets embedded radially within the rotor core to form a plurality of rotor poles. The electrical machine further includes a stator comprising a stator core disposed concentrically outside the rotor and including a plurality of stator teeth defining a plurality of stator slots there between. An arithmetic sum or difference of twice the number of stator teeth and the number of the stator poles equals the number of rotor poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Jansen, Ronghai Qu
  • Publication number: 20160118828
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a vehicle. The vehicle includes an energy storage device and a traction motor electrically connected to the energy storage device. The traction motor is configured to convert electrical energy supplied by the energy storage device into a mechanical output to propel the vehicle. The vehicle also includes a vehicle connecting mechanism electrically coupled to the energy storage device and being configured for electrical coupling with a second vehicle connecting mechanism of a second vehicle to establish an electrical interface between the vehicle and the second vehicle. The electrical interface enables the transfer of electric power between the vehicle and the second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: IRENE MICHELLE BERRY, HERMAN LUCAS NORBERT WIEGMAN, TIMOTHY GERARD RICHTER, DANN GWYN, PATRICK LEE JANSEN
  • Publication number: 20160105064
    Abstract: A rotor component that comprises a rotor circuit configured for use with either an interior permanent magnet (IPM) machine or a synchronous reluctance machine (SRM) that includes a pole circuit made of a conductive, non-magnetic material and has a midpoint that substantially aligns with a d-axis of the IPM or SRM. An electric machine with a similar rotor component therein or having a loop or ring of a conductive, non-magnetic material that is substantially concentric about a d-axis of the electric machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Kum Kang Huh, Patel Bhageerath Reddy, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi El-Refaie, Patrick Lee Jansen, Roy David Schultz, Lembit Salasoo
  • Patent number: 9179544
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus for reducing the mechanical load on the electrical terminals of a capacitor includes a plate having a planar body and one or more deflectable tabs connected to the planar body, one or more capacitors respectively mounted to the plate via the one or more deflectable tabs, and a busbar electrically connected to the one or more capacitors such that the one or more capacitors are arranged intermediate the plate and the busbar. The deflectable tabs are configured to support the capacitors, and to move towards and away from the planar body for accommodating size variances in the capacitors relative to a fixed spacing between the busbar and an enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Louis Krivonak, Patrick Lee Jansen, Mark Allen Murphy, Frank Dolski
  • Publication number: 20150313002
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus for reducing the mechanical load on the electrical terminals of a capacitor includes a plate having a planar body and one or more deflectable tabs connected to the planar body, one or more capacitors respectively mounted to the plate via the one or more deflectable tabs, and a busbar electrically connected to the one or more capacitors such that the one or more capacitors are arranged intermediate the plate and the busbar. The deflectable tabs are configured to support the capacitors, and to move towards and away from the planar body for accommodating size variances in the capacitors relative to a fixed spacing between the busbar and an enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: ANDREW LOUIS KRIVONAK, PATRICK LEE JANSEN, MARK ALLEN MURPHY, FRANK DOLSKI
  • Patent number: 9093878
    Abstract: An electric machine that includes a rotor core made of magnetic steel; a stator configured with stationary windings therein; openings disposed within or on the rotor core; and a rotor circuit that is configured to introduce saliency based on an orientation of part of the rotor circuit in relationship to a pole location of the electric machine, where the rotor circuit is made of a conductive, non-magnetic material. A rotor component and various embodiments of electric machines are also disclosed. The present invention has been described in terms of specific embodiment(s), and it is recognized that equivalents, alternatives, and modifications, aside from those expressly stated, are possible and within the scope of the appending claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kum Kang Huh, Patel Reddy, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi El-Refaie, Patrick Lee Jansen, Roy David Schultz, Lembit Salasoo
  • Publication number: 20150084471
    Abstract: An electric machine that includes a rotor core made of magnetic steel; a stator configured with stationary windings therein; openings disposed within or on the rotor core; and a rotor circuit that is configured to introduce saliency based on an orientation of part of the rotor circuit in relationship to a pole location of the electric machine, where the rotor circuit is made of a conductive, non-magnetic material. A rotor component and various embodiments of electric machines are also disclosed. The present invention has been described in terms of specific embodiment(s), and it is recognized that equivalents, alternatives, and modifications, aside from those expressly stated, are possible and within the scope of the appending claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kum Kang Huh, Patel Bhageerath Reddy, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi El-Refaie, Patrick Lee Jansen, Roy David Schultz, Lembit Salasoo
  • Publication number: 20140361653
    Abstract: An electrical machine includes a rotor comprising a rotor core and a plurality of permanent magnets embedded radially within the rotor core to form a plurality of rotor poles. The electrical machine further includes a stator comprising a stator core disposed concentrically outside the rotor and including a plurality of stator teeth defining a plurality of stator slots there between. An arithmetic sum or difference of twice the number of stator teeth and the number of the stator poles equals the number of rotor poles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Jansen, Ronghai Qu
  • Patent number: 8847464
    Abstract: An electrical machine is provided. The electrical machine includes a rotor comprising an inner rotor having a plurality of inner rotor poles and an outer rotor having a plurality of outer rotor poles. The electrical machine further comprises a stator configured to modulate a magnetic flux and to transmit torque to inner rotor and the outer rotor, the stator comprising a stator core interposed concentrically between the inner rotor and the outer rotor; a multiple of stator windings disposed in a plurality of stator slots, the stator windings configured to form a multiple of stator poles. The stator further comprises a plurality of stator teeth interposed between the plurality of stator slots, wherein an arithmetic sum or difference of twice number of stator teeth and a number of the stator poles equals a number of rotor poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ronghai Qu, Patrick Lee Jansen
  • Publication number: 20140116286
    Abstract: An electric machine that includes a rotor core made of magnetic steel; a stator configured with stationary windings therein; openings disposed within or on the rotor core; and a rotor circuit that is configured to introduce saliency based on an orientation of part of the rotor circuit in relationship to a pole location of the electric machine, where the rotor circuit is made of a conductive, non-magnetic material. A rotor component and various embodiments of electric machines are also disclosed. The present invention has been described in terms of specific embodiment(s), and it is recognized that equivalents, alternatives, and modifications, aside from those expressly stated, are possible and within the scope of the appending claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kum Kang Huh, Patel Reddy, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi El-Refaie, Patrick Lee Jansen, Roy David Schultz, Lembit Salasoo
  • Patent number: 8421255
    Abstract: A system for determining a temperature of a permanent magnet in a machine includes a voltage sensor that generates a voltage signal reflective of a stator voltage and a current sensor that generates a current signal reflective of a stator current. A processor receives the voltage and current signals and generates a temperature signal reflective of the temperature of the permanent magnet in the machine. A method for controlling a load of a machine includes generating a voltage signal, a current signal, and a temperature signal reflective of the temperature of a permanent magnet in the machine. The method further includes adjusting the load of the machine based on the temperature signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Patrick Lee Jansen
  • Patent number: 8376708
    Abstract: A drivetrain for a wind turbine includes a gearbox and a generator. The gear box includes a housing and an output shaft that is rotatably coupled within the housing, wherein the gearbox further includes at least one bearing positioned between the housing and the output shaft. The generator includes a stator coupled to the housing such that the stator is positioned radially inward from the housing, and a rotor coupled to the output shaft such that the rotor is positioned radially inward from the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Priyangu C. Patel, Edwin Hidding, Gary R. Barnes, Patrick Lee Jansen, Adam Daniel Minadeo, Stephen B. Johnson, James H. Madge, Blake Weldon Wilson, Eric Steven Buskirk, Murtuza Lokhandwalla, Jacob Johannes Nies
  • Patent number: D855562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GE Global Sourcing LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Jansen, Neil Bradley, Gregory Badders, Michael Jay Grutkowski