Patents by Inventor Robert Ray Holcomb

Robert Ray Holcomb 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: 11418103
    Abstract: A power system for an aircraft engine provides rotational drive to propeller driven and turbofan jet engine powered aircraft by use of a propeller or fan drive motor. Electrical power is provided to the drive motor by a high efficiency electrical power generator with reduced electromagnetic drag or reverse torque. The electric generator utilizes a solid state rotor that does not rotate which allows for power generation without reverse torque or the usual energy required to rotate the rotor inside the stator of the generator. Only the magnetic poles of the disclosed rotor rotate to generate the power. The fan blades of the turbofan jet engine are driven by the electric drive motor in which the rotor is a part of the fan as well as the drive from the high pressure turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20220209642
    Abstract: A generator with reduced reverse torque which may be used as a singular, point of use, compact electric generator that produces power with high efficiency and very low reverse torque. The generator comprising a stator having slots and stator coils and a series of slot rotors placed in relation to the stator coils such that minimal destructive interaction is caused between magnetic fields of each rotor and induced magnetic fields of the stator when the power generator is connected to an electric load with at least a portion of that power being sent to a storage device where a portion of the stored power is provided to excitation circuitry utilized to re-excite a motor to drive the slot rotors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventor: ROBERT RAY HOLCOMB
  • Patent number: 11336134
    Abstract: A solid-state electromagnetic rotor, including a plurality of salient pole pieces arranged around a supporting structure, wherein a first end of each salient pole piece is attached to the support structure and a second end of each salient pole piece points outward away from the supporting structure. The wires wound around each salient pole piece, wherein when the wires of the plurality of salient pole pieces are sequentially excited by an excitation circuit. The salient pole pieces are energized to provide a moving polar magnetic field in the form of distinct magnetic poles as desired to accomplish power generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: HOLCOMB SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Patent number: 11196331
    Abstract: A generator with reduced reverse torque which may be used as a singular, point of use, compact electric generator that produces power with high efficiency and very low reverse torque. The generator comprising a stator having slots and stator coils and a series of slot rotors placed in relation to the stator coils such that minimal destructive interaction is caused between magnetic fields of each rotor and induced magnetic fields of the stator when the power generator is connected to an electric load with at least a portion of that power being sent to a storage device where a portion of the stored power is provided to excitation circuitry utilized to re-excite a motor to drive the slot rotors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20200052570
    Abstract: A power system for an aircraft engine provides rotational drive to propeller driven and turbofan jet engine powered aircraft by use of a propeller or fan drive motor. Electrical power is provided to the drive motor by a high efficiency electrical power generator with reduced electromagnetic drag or reverse torque. The electric generator utilizes a solid state rotor that does not rotate which allows for power generation without reverse torque or the usual energy required to rotate the rotor inside the stator of the generator. Only the magnetic poles of the disclosed rotor rotate to generate the power. The fan blades of the turbofan jet engine are driven by the electric drive motor in which the rotor is a part of the fan as well as the drive from the high pressure turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: ROBERT RAY HOLCOMB
  • Publication number: 20200021176
    Abstract: A uni-pole rotor for an electrical power generator includes two separate electromagnets formed on rotor laminates and separated by a mu metal shield. The laminates further include two separate winding wire slots on either side of the mu metal shield which slots are wound with magnet wire to serve as rotor coils of the two separate electromagnets. The two separate electromagnets, when excited, create magnetic fluxes of a first polarity and a second polarity such that outer fluxes of the rotor are of the first polarity and the inner fluxes of the rotor are of the second polarity. The uni-pole rotor further includes electrical leads to the rotor coils such that leads are used to excite in an alternating fashion a positive and negative DC current in the rotor coils which allows alternation of 360° north pole with 360° south pole generation on the outer portion of the rotor laminates of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: ROBERT RAY HOLCOMB
  • Publication number: 20190393765
    Abstract: A generator with reduced reverse torque which may be used as a singular, point of use, compact electric generator that produces power with high efficiency and very low reverse torque. The generator comprising a stator having slots and stator coils and a series of slot rotors placed in relation to the stator coils such that minimal destructive interaction is caused between magnetic fields of each rotor and induced magnetic fields of the stator when the power generator is connected to an electric load with at least a portion of that power being sent to a storage device where a portion of the stored power is provided to excitation circuitry utilized to re-excite a motor to drive the slot rotors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: ROBERT RAY HOLCOMB
  • Publication number: 20190238011
    Abstract: A solid-state electromagnetic rotor, including a plurality of salient pole pieces arranged around a supporting structure, wherein a first end of each salient pole piece is attached to the support structure and a second end of each salient pole piece points outward away from the sup-porting structure. The wires wound around each salient pole piece, wherein when the wires of the plurality of salient pole pieces are sequentially excited by an excitation circuit. The salient pole pieces are energized to provide a moving polar magnetic field in the form of distinct magnetic poles as desired to accomplish power generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: HOLCOMB SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Patent number: 10008916
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing electromagnetic drag in an electric machine may include a laminated stator having wire slots disposed around the inner periphery spaced into sectors separated by a pole iron support structure. The slots contain induction windings. A series of wound lateral pole irons may be arranged around the inner periphery of the stator, the first ends of which extend into the slots in the sectors. A support structure supports the lateral pole irons by forming a circular opening concentric with the inner periphery of the stator, A rotor may be inserted into the circular opening of the lateral pole iron support structure and supported at the stator lateral pole iron ends by a support means. A plurality of rotor inserts may contain free-wheeling permanent magnet inserts spaced along an outer periphery of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Redemptive Technologies Ltd
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20150145364
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing electromagnetic drag in an electric machine may include a laminated stator having wire slots disposed around the inner periphery spaced into sectors separated by a pole iron support structure. The slots contain induction windings. A series of wound lateral pole irons may be arranged around the inner periphery of the stator, the first ends of which extend into the slots in the sectors. A support structure supports the lateral pole irons by forming a circular opening concentric with the inner periphery of the stator, A rotor may be inserted into the circular opening of the lateral pole iron support structure and supported at the stator lateral pole iron ends by a support means. A plurality of rotor inserts may contain free-wheeling permanent magnet inserts spaced along an outer periphery of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20120206002
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing drag in an electric motor-power cogenerator is provided. Wound pole irons are formed around a stator having slots containing induction windings. Ends of the pole irons extend into or near the slots and are supported by a support structure that forms an opening. Other ends extend towards the opening. Stator inserts containing free-wheeling permanent magnet inserts are distributed around a rotor inserted into the support structure opening. The permanent magnet inserts are inserted into cavities along the periphery of the rotor and include a pair of pole sections with a first magnetic polarity and a second magnetic polarity. The windings of the pole irons are sequentially energized to provide a moving field and a torque to rotate the rotor. The permanent magnet inserts freely rotate into alignment with ends of the pole irons to increase a flux density and reduce drag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20120206003
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing drag in an electric generator are disclosed. Armature insert members are distributed along a periphery of a stator insert fit into a stator having induction windings arranged in slots. The armature insert members include permanent magnet rotors having a pair of pole sections with same magnetic polarity. The alignment of the armature insert members is offset in 45 degree increments. The armature insert members are rotated together in a synchronized manner such that the pole sections are sequentially rotated into alignment with the slots providing a moving excitation field. The stator insert and the stator are divided into sectors from a common center point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20120205980
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sustained power self-generation using a reduced drag high efficiency (HE) electric machine are disclosed. Electric power supply having a power level is produced from an electrical generation unit including an HE electric machine and a non-fossil fuel unit such as a hydrogen unit, a hydro unit, a battery, a power grid and so on. Portions of the electric power supply are diverted to the electrical generation unit, another electrical generation unit including an HE electric machine and a non-fossil fuel unit, and a power distribution grid. The HE machines includes a conversion efficiency factor rating of greater than 1 hp of input power to 746 watts of output power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20120007708
    Abstract: A solid state rotary filed electric power cogeneration unit and method is disclosed for converting a portion of the flowing current (electrons) in the neutral leads of any alternating electric power system into usable electric power (energy) without negatively changing the power status of the primary or power side of the system and simultaneously effecting more efficient functioning of the neutral and/or ground neutral portion of the system by lowering the impedance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Redemptive Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20110278975
    Abstract: A method, device and system is disclosed for decreased drag high efficiency electric generator by converting the vast majority of kinetic energy input into the electric generator, through the drive shaft, into usable electric power output by separating the destructive interactive forces between the stator magnetic poles and the rotor magnetic poles which allows, at full load, the release of approximately 80% additional electric energy, which in a conventional generator is dissipated by these interactions thereby reducing its potential efficiency by approximately 80%. More specifically, the classic armature and stator of conventional electric generators has been replaced by a stator having wire slots on the outer circumference of the stator exposing an induction coil winding of the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Patent number: 7399270
    Abstract: A method and system of placement of a magnetic field flux field generator in fitment which creates a specific effect of three dimensional field gradient to alter the charge distribution on living membranes in order to establish normal physiological functioning of damaged tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Gradient Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb
  • Patent number: 6776753
    Abstract: A method and system of placement of a magnetic field flux field generator in fitment which creates a specific effect of three dimensional field gradient to alter the charge distribution on living membranes in order to establish normal physiological functioning of damaged tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Holcomb Healthcare Services, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Ray Holcomb