Patents by Inventor Rocco Ragnone

Rocco Ragnone 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: 7696656
    Abstract: A motor assembly (20) includes a motor (22) and an end cap (26). The end cap (26) includes an electrically insulating body (28) having a peripheral edge (30) that interfaces with a conductive housing (24) of the motor (22). Motor terminals (94, 102) and an electromagnetic suppression (EMD) chip device (54) are located within the body (28). The chip device (54) has an input terminal (74) in electrical communication with the motor terminal (94), an input terminal (76) in electrical communication with the motor terminal (102), and an earth terminal (78). A conductive ground strap (56) is in electrical communication with the earth terminal (78). The ground strap (56) encapsulates and retains the chip device (54) in the end cap (26) and has an end (60) fitted onto the peripheral edge (30) of the end cap (26) between the end cap (26) and the conductive housing (24) of the motor (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Calsonickansei North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rocco Ragnone, Aron Rozenberg, David Lightfoot, Lawrence Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090160268
    Abstract: A motor assembly (20) includes a motor (22) and an end cap (26). The end cap (26) includes an electrically insulating body (28) having a peripheral edge (30) that interfaces with a conductive housing (24) of the motor (22). Motor terminals (94, 102) and an electromagnetic suppression (EMD) chip device (54) are located within the body (28). The chip device (54) has an input terminal (74) in electrical communication with the motor terminal (94), an input terminal (76) in electrical communication with the motor terminal (102), and an earth terminal (78). A conductive ground strap (56) is in electrical communication with the earth terminal (78). The ground strap (56) encapsulates and retains the chip device (54) in the end cap (26) and has an end (60) fitted onto the peripheral edge (30) of the end cap (26) between the end cap (26) and the conductive housing (24) of the motor (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: CALSONICKANSEI NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Rocco Ragnone, Aron Rozenberg, David Lightfoot, Lawrence Johnson