Patents by Inventor Paul G. Michaels

Paul G. Michaels 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: 20200018167
    Abstract: A motor includes a shaft rotatable about an axis, an engaged component engaged by the shaft, a sleeve fixed to the shaft to rotate therewith, and a seal at least partly circumscribing the shaft. The shaft includes an engagement region presenting a substantially variable outer shaft surface that at least in part engages the engaged component. The sleeve includes a first section that at least partly circumscribes and engages the engagement region of the shaft. The first section of the sleeve presents an outer seal-engaging surface and an outer bearing-engaging surface. The seal and the bearing each at least partly circumscribe the engagement region of the shaft and the first section of the sleeve to engage the seal-engaging surface and the bearing-engaging surfaces, respectively, of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua M. Biro, William D. Moore, Philip S. Johnson, Jeffrey M. Hutsler, Paul G. Michaels, Daniel E. Hilton
  • Patent number: 10458237
    Abstract: A motor includes a shaft rotatable about an axis, an engaged component engaged by the shaft, a sleeve fixed to the shaft to rotate therewith, and a seal at least partly circumscribing the shaft. The shaft includes an engagement region presenting a substantially variable outer shaft surface that at least in part engages the engaged component. The sleeve includes a first section that at least partly circumscribes and engages the engagement region of the shaft. The first section of the sleeve presents an outer seal-engaging surface and an outer bearing-engaging surface. The seal and the bearing each at least partly circumscribe the engagement region of the shaft and the first section of the sleeve to engage the seal-engaging surface and the bearing-engaging surfaces, respectively, of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua M. Biro, William D. Moore, Philip S. Johnson, Jeffrey M. Hutsler, Paul G. Michaels, Daniel E. Hilton
  • Publication number: 20190136692
    Abstract: A motor includes a housing, a shaft, a bearing, a bearing plate, and a seal. The housing includes first and second housing components directly engaging one another along a housing interface. The housing at least in part defines a sealed chamber. The shaft is at least in part received in the chamber. The bearing rotatably supports the shaft. The bearing plate is enclosed within the housing. The bearing plate supports the bearing within the housing. The seal is disposed along the housing interface. The bearing plate is spaced inwardly from the housing interface and the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel E. Hilton, Philip S. Johnson, Paul G. Michaels, Jeffrey M. Hutsler
  • Patent number: 10227872
    Abstract: A motor includes a housing, a shaft, a bearing, a bearing plate, and a seal. The housing includes first and second housing components directly engaging one another along a housing interface. The housing at least in part defines a sealed chamber. The shaft is at least in part received in the chamber. The bearing rotatably supports the shaft. The bearing plate defines a bearing housing at least substantially receiving the bearing. The housing circumscribes the bearing plate such that the bearing plate is enclosed within the housing. The bearing plate is fixed to a supporting one of the housing components and directly engages the supporting one of the housing components along a bearing plate interface. The seal is disposed along at least one of the interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel E. Hilton, Philip S. Johnson, Paul G. Michaels, Jeffrey M. Hutsler
  • Publication number: 20190063553
    Abstract: Electric motors are disclosed. The motors are preferably for use in an automated vehicle, although any one or more of a variety of motor uses are suitable. The motors include lift, turntable, and locomotion motors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Moore, Philip S. Johnson, Joshua M. Biro, Paul G. Michaels, Payman Rassoolkhani
  • Patent number: 10145450
    Abstract: Electric motors are disclosed. The motors are preferably for use in an automated vehicle, although any one or more of a variety of motor uses are suitable. The motors include lift, turntable, and locomotion motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Moore, Philip S. Johnson, Joshua M. Biro, Paul G. Michaels, Payman Rassoolkhani
  • Patent number: 10027198
    Abstract: Electric motors are disclosed. The motors are preferably for use in an automated vehicle, although any one or more of a variety of motor uses are suitable. The motors include lift, turntable, and locomotion motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Philip S. Johnson, Paul G. Michaels
  • Publication number: 20170114640
    Abstract: A motor includes a shaft rotatable about an axis, an engaged component engaged by the shaft, a sleeve fixed to the shaft to rotate therewith, and a seal at least partly circumscribing the shaft. The shaft includes an engagement region presenting a substantially variable outer shaft surface that at least in part engages the engaged component. The sleeve includes a first section that at least partly circumscribes and engages the engagement region of the shaft. The first section of the sleeve presents an outer seal-engaging surface and an outer bearing-engaging surface. The seal and the bearing each at least partly circumscribe the engagement region of the shaft and the first section of the sleeve to engage the seal-engaging surface and the bearing-engaging surfaces, respectively, of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua M. Biro, William D. Moore, Philip S. Johnson, Jeffrey M. Hutsler, Paul G. Michaels, Daniel E. Hilton
  • Publication number: 20170114641
    Abstract: A motor includes a housing, a shaft, a bearing, a bearing plate, and a seal. The housing includes first and second housing components directly engaging one another along a housing interface. The housing at least in part defines a sealed chamber. The shaft is at least in part received in the chamber. The bearing rotatably supports the shaft. The bearing plate defines a bearing housing at least substantially receiving the bearing. The housing circumscribes the bearing plate such that the bearing plate is enclosed within the housing. The bearing plate is fixed to a supporting one of the housing components and directly engages the supporting one of the housing components along a bearing plate interface. The seal is disposed along at least one of the interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel E. Hilton, Philip S. Johnson, Paul G. Michaels, Jeffrey M. Hutsler
  • Publication number: 20160241094
    Abstract: Electric motors are disclosed. The motors are preferably for use in an automated vehicle, although any one or more of a variety of motor uses are suitable. The motors include lift, turntable, and locomotion motors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Moore, Philip S. Johnson, Joshua M. Biro, Paul G. Michaels, Payman Rassoolkhani
  • Publication number: 20160164384
    Abstract: Electric motors are disclosed. The motors are preferably for use in an automated vehicle, although any one or more of a variety of motor uses are suitable. The motors include lift, turntable, and locomotion motors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Philip S. Johnson, Paul G. Michaels
  • Patent number: 8736129
    Abstract: An example end cap of a stator segment is provided for use in locating wires in a segmented stator assembly in desired positions. The end cap generally includes a body and an inboard wall. An identifier is defined by the inboard wall of the end cap for use in determining wire sizes to be used with the end cap. Terminal pockets are provided in the body for receiving the wires and making desired electrical connections, and steps located in the terminal pockets help secure the connectors in the terminal pockets. Plateaus, and troughs defined in the plateaus, are located outside the terminal pockets for use in trimming wires received in the terminal pockets as desired. And, retaining structures are located around the end cap to help with locating the wires in the desired positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: William Wang, Paul G. Michaels, Brian P. Fogarty, J. Scott Rose, Donald R. Shaw, Jason J. Jurkowski
  • Patent number: 8492948
    Abstract: An example end cap of a stator segment is provided for use in locating wires in a segmented stator assembly in desired positions. The end cap generally includes a body and an inboard wall. An identifier is defined by the inboard wall of the end cap for use in determining wire sizes to be used with the end cap. Terminal pockets are provided in the body for receiving the wires and making desired electrical connections, and steps located in the terminal pockets help secure the connectors in the terminal pockets. Plateaus, and troughs defined in the plateaus, are located outside the terminal pockets for use in trimming wires received in the terminal pockets as desired. And, retaining structures are located around the end cap to help with locating the wires in the desired positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: William Wang, Paul G. Michaels, J. Scott Rose, Donald R. Shaw, Jason J. Jurkowski
  • Publication number: 20120098384
    Abstract: An example end cap of a stator segment is provided for use in locating wires in a segmented stator assembly in desired positions. The end cap generally includes a body and an inboard wall. An identifier is defined by the inboard wall of the end cap for use in determining wire sizes to be used with the end cap. Terminal pockets are provided in the body for receiving the wires and making desired electrical connections, and steps located in the terminal pockets help secure the connectors in the terminal pockets. Plateaus, and troughs defined in the plateaus, are located outside the terminal pockets for use in trimming wires received in the terminal pockets as desired. And, retaining structures are located around the end cap to help with locating the wires in the desired positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: William Wang, Paul G. Michaels, J. Scott Rose, Donald R. Shaw, Jason J. Jurkowski
  • Publication number: 20120098380
    Abstract: An example end cap of a stator segment is provided for use in locating wires in a segmented stator assembly in desired positions. The end cap generally includes a body and an inboard wall. An identifier is defined by the inboard wall of the end cap for use in determining wire sizes to be used with the end cap. Terminal pockets are provided in the body for receiving the wires and making desired electrical connections, and steps located in the terminal pockets help secure the connectors in the terminal pockets. Plateaus, and troughs defined in the plateaus, are located outside the terminal pockets for use in trimming wires received in the terminal pockets as desired. And, retaining structures are located around the end cap to help with locating the wires in the desired positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: William Wang, Paul G. Michaels, Brian P. Fogarty, J. Scott Rose, Donald R. Shaw, Jason J. Jurkowski
  • Patent number: 7586231
    Abstract: A stator for an electromagnetic machine includes a plurality of discrete and individually wound stator segments having end caps positioned on the segments. The end caps have legs for positioning the end cap on the segments with an interference fit. The end caps have angled surfaces to facilitate winding of wire on the segments. The end caps have male and female couplings that mate together to couple adjacent segments together. The end caps have fingers and slots for aligning the segments on substantially the same plane. The end caps have wire isolation features, including hooks, shelves and ledges, for separating the interconnect wires routed on the stator to electrically interconnect the segments. The segments include scalloped contours on their outer edges for draining oil, and the end caps have passages for draining oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Weirong Wang, John Scott Rose, Paul G. Michaels, Mark E. Carrier, Jason J. Jurkowski
  • Patent number: 7583002
    Abstract: A stator segment for a segmented stator of an electric machine includes insulative material configured for overlapping with insulative material of an adjacent stator segment to provide continuous insulation along a joint between the adjacent stator segments. Additionally, or alternatively, the stator segment can include one or more alignment tabs configured to engage a surface of an adjacent stator segment to inhibit relative axial movement between adjacent stator segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: David M. Lyle, Paul G. Michaels, William P. Stewart
  • Patent number: 7578047
    Abstract: A method of stitching a plurality of interconnect wires on a stator of an electromagnetic machine is disclosed. The stator includes a plurality of discrete and individually wound stator segments having end caps positioned on the segments. The end caps have wire isolation features, including hooks, shelves and ledges, for separating the interconnect wires routed on the stator to electrically interconnect the segments. The method includes routing the interconnect wires between portions of the stator such that portions of the interconnect wires overlap and separating the overlapping portions in an axial direction with the wire isolation elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Weirong Wang, Paul G. Michaels, John Scott Rose, Mark E. Carrier, Jason J. Jurkowski
  • Patent number: 7527530
    Abstract: An electric terminal connector block is provided with oblong tool openings that communicate with interior channels of the connector block and with openings in the motor wiring electric terminals positioned in each channel of the connector block. The oblong shapes of the tool openings enable insertion of tool pins through the tool openings and openings of the electric terminals and movement of the tool pins along the lengths of the oblong tool openings whereby the tool pins engage with the electric terminals and move the terminals relative to the connector block to insure that the terminals are locked in place in the connector block. In addition, the tooling used with the connector block is operated according to a method that insures that the terminals of the motor winding are moved to a position relative to the connector block where the terminals are locked in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Jacob M. Olejniczak, Vincent P. Fargo, Kent L. White, Paul G. Michaels, William L. Riggs, Charles A. Peters
  • Patent number: D660234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: William Wang, Paul G. Michaels, J. Scott Rose, Donald R. Shaw, Jason J. Jurkowski, Brian P. Fogarty