Patents by Inventor Stephane A. Eisen

Stephane A. Eisen 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: 10574107
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a machine segment that includes multiple coils. Each coil is electrically isolated from the other coils in the machine segment, and each coil is electrically coupled to at least one electrical terminal to provide electrical access to the coil. Each electrical terminal provides electrical access to the coil to which it is electrically coupled such that the coil can be removably electrically coupled to an electrical circuit. The machine segment is also configured to be removably mechanically coupled to a second machine segment to form at least a portion of a stator or a portion of a rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BWP Group
    Inventors: James S. Smith, Marc W. Eichinger, Stephane A. Eisen, James D. Jore, Michael A. Kvam, Brian J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10355550
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes three conductors, each conductor being on a separate layer such that the layers are parallel to one another and stacked. Each conductor has a winding portion and a terminal portion. The conductors are configured such that at least one electrical interconnect electrically couples two adjacent conductors within the winding portion but the third conductor is electrically isolated from the other two conductors within the winding portion. Within the terminal portion all three conductors are electrically coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Sullivan, Stephane Eisen, Jessica L. Colton
  • Publication number: 20190123607
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a machine segment that includes multiple coils. Each coil is electrically isolated from the other coils in the machine segment, and each coil is electrically coupled to at least one electrical terminal to provide electrical access to the coil. Each electrical terminal provides electrical access to the coil to which it is electrically coupled such that the coil can be removably electrically coupled to an electrical circuit. The machine segment is also configured to be removably mechanically coupled to a second machine segment to form at least a portion of a stator or a portion of a rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Smith, Marc W. Eichinger, Stephane A. Eisen, James D. Jore, Michael A. Kvam, Brian J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10177620
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a machine segment that includes multiple coils. Each coil is electrically isolated from the other coils in the machine segment, and each coil is electrically coupled to at least one electrical terminal to provide electrical access to the coil. Each electrical terminal provides electrical access to the coil to which it is electrically coupled such that the coil can be removably electrically coupled to an electrical circuit. The machine segment is also configured to be removably mechanically coupled to a second machine segment to form at least a portion of a stator or a portion of a rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Smith, Marc W. Eichinger, Stephane A. Eisen, James D. Jore, Michael A. Kvam, Brian J. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20180375419
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wind turbine with a generator and a method of assembling a generator thereof, wherein the generator comprises a rotor rotatably arranged relative to a stator. The rotor comprises a plurality of superconducting pole units arranged on a back iron which is spaced apart from a rotor structure by a number of thermally insulating plates or beams. Said plates or beams are located between either ends of the rotor and orientated relative to the rotational direction of the rotor. Each plate has a first end firmly connected to another first beam extending in an axial direction and a second end firmly connected to another second beam also extending the axial direction. The first beams are further firmly connected to the back iron while the second beams are further firmly connected to the rotor structure. The thermally insulating plates or beams provide a flexible and cheap support interface that is able to adapt to the tolerances of the individual components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Envision Energy (Denmark) ApS
    Inventors: Anders Varming Rebsdorf, Mogens Christensen, Stephane A. Eisen
  • Publication number: 20180048204
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes three conductors, each conductor being on a separate layer such that the layers are parallel to one another and stacked. Each conductor has a winding portion and a terminal portion. The conductors are configured such that at least one electrical interconnect electrically couples two adjacent conductors within the winding portion but the third conductor is electrically isolated from the other two conductors within the winding portion. Within the terminal portion all three conductors are electrically coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. SULLIVAN, Stephane Eisen, Jessica L. Colton
  • Patent number: 9793775
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes three conductors, each conductor being on a separate layer such that the layers are parallel to one another and stacked. Each conductor has a winding portion and a terminal portion. The conductors are configured such that at least one electrical interconnect electrically couples two adjacent conductors within the winding portion but the third conductor is electrically isolated from the other two conductors within the winding portion. Within the terminal portion all three conductors are electrically coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Sullivan, Stephane Eisen, Jessica L. Colton
  • Publication number: 20160372995
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a machine segment configured to be disposed in an electromagnetic machine. The electromagnetic machine has a moving body associated with power in the mechanical state and the machine segment is associated with a portion of a power of the electromagnetic machine. The machine segment includes a first portion and a second portion electrically connected to form a modular electrical circuit. The first portion includes a machine winding associated with power in an AC electrical state. The first portion and the moving body are collectively configured to convert power between the mechanical state and the AC electrical state. The second portion includes a converter that converts power between the AC electrical state and a DC electrical state. The second portion is configured to be electrically connected to an electrical circuit external to the machine segment, and transfer power in the DC state to and/or from the machine segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Smith, Swarnab BANERJEE, Brian SULLIVAN, Stephane EISEN, Cameron REAGOR
  • Publication number: 20150318751
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a machine segment that includes multiple coils. Each coil is electrically isolated from the other coils in the machine segment, and each coil is electrically coupled to at least one electrical terminal to provide electrical access to the coil. Each electrical terminal provides electrical access to the coil to which it is electrically coupled such that the coil can be removably electrically coupled to an electrical circuit. The machine segment is also configured to be removably mechanically coupled to a second machine segment to form at least a portion of a stator or a portion of a rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: BOULDER WIND POWER, INC.
    Inventors: James S. Smith, Marc W. Eichinger, Stephane A. Eisen, James D. Jore, Michael A. Kvam, Brian J. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20150188375
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes three conductors, each conductor being on a separate layer such that the layers are parallel to one another and stacked. Each conductor has a winding portion and a terminal portion. The conductors are configured such that at least one electrical interconnect electrically couples two adjacent conductors within the winding portion but the third conductor is electrically isolated from the other two conductors within the winding portion. Within the terminal portion all three conductors are electrically coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Sullivan, Stephane Eisen, Jessica L. Colton
  • Publication number: 20140262499
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion of an electrical conductor. Each portion is electrically coupled to the other two portions. The first, second, and third portions are configured such that substantially no current induced in and/or supplied to the first portion is conducted to the third portion of the electrical conductor. The third portion of the electrical conductor is also thermally coupled to the first and second portions of the electrical conductor. The third portion of the electrical conductor is configured to transfer thermal energy from the first portion of the electrical conductor to an edge portion of the laminated composite assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Smith, James D. Duford, Stephane Eisen, James D. Jore, Brian Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20140152136
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electromagnetic machine includes a rotor element configured for movement relative to a stator. The rotor element includes a magnetic support, a magnetic pole assembly, and a retainer. The magnetic support is formed, at least in part, from a ferromagnetic material and is configured to be coupled to the magnetic support. The retainer is coupled to both the magnetic support and the magnetic pole assembly. The retainer is further configured to be in a first state during a first time period and a second state during a second time period, after the first time period, such that during the second time period, the coupling of the magnetic pole assembly to the magnetic support is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: BOULDER WIND POWER, INC.
    Inventors: James David Duford, Marc Eichinger, Stephane Eisen, Michael A. Kvam, Derek Petch, David Samsel, James S. Smith, Brian J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8723052
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a conductor on a first layer of a laminated composite assembly. The laminated composite assembly has an input, an output, a first electrical interconnect which couples the conductor on the first layer of the laminated composite assembly with a second conductor on a second layer of the laminated composite assembly, and a second electrical interconnect which electrically couples the first conductor with the second conductor. A width of the second electrical interconnect is greater than a width of the first electrical interconnect. A resistance of the laminated composite assembly as measured between the electrical input and the electrical output is less than the resistance of the laminated composite assembly as measured between the electrical input and the electrical output if the width of the first electrical interconnect were substantially equal to the width of the second electrical interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Boulder Wind Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Sullivan, Stephane Eisen