Motor-generator Sets Patents (Class 310/113)
  • Patent number: 10378445
    Abstract: The present application discloses a fuel system for a gas turbine engine. The engine includes a main alternating current electrical generator driven by an engine shaft such that the electrical output frequency of the electrical generator varies in dependence on shaft rotational speed. The fuel system includes a variable flow fuel pump for providing a fuel flow to the engine, a frequency and/or voltage controller configured to provide electrical power having at least one of a predetermined output frequency and a predetermined voltage, and a variable speed electric motor configured to drive the fuel pump. The electric motor includes an induction motor having a stator and at least a first rotor, the stator having first and second sets of stator windings. Each set of stator windings is configured to impart a torque on the rotor in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Huw Llewelyn Edwards, Stephen Mark Husband, John James Anthony Cullen
  • Patent number: 10243432
    Abstract: A rotation angle detection device detects a rotation angle of a motor having a shaft passing through a heat-dissipation plate. The rotation angle detection device includes: a permanent magnet attached to a base end of the shaft; a board that is disposed above the heat-dissipation plate and on which a drive circuit of the motor and a control circuit of the drive circuit are mounted; a magnetic sensor that is provided on the board so as to face the permanent magnet; and a magnetic shielding member that has a tubular shape and is disposed between the heat-dissipation plate and the board to surround the permanent magnet in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahito Hieda, Naoki Tani
  • Patent number: 10216924
    Abstract: In various example embodiments disclosed herein, physical architectures, systems, processes and methods for security are described that, at their core are adaptive and changing at determined intervals so as to present a different attack surface. In one aspect is described improvements in the improved security architecture, system and methods based upon multiple processors, operating systems, communication channels and batteries, Power Distribution Units, and Faraday cages (Faraday shielding), which can combat electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SECURITY TOGETHER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Anthony Joseph Vargas
  • Patent number: 10186939
    Abstract: Alternator/starters and methods for providing electrical power to a vehicle and rotating an engine are disclosed. In one example, the alternator/starter provides a differential action whereby torque on an input side of the alternator may be maintained while speed of an output side of the alternator may be varied. The alternator/starter includes two armature windings and two field windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Larry Dean Elie
  • Patent number: 10132236
    Abstract: A vehicle supercharger assembly (110) comprises a dual generator comprising first and second co-axial relatively rotatable armatures (14a, 14b), and a first disengageable clutch (32) between the armatures (14a, 14), said first armature (14a) being adapted for permanent drive from a source of motive power, and said second armature (14b) being driven by said first armature (14a) on engagement of said first clutch (32); a supercharcharger impeller (24), the second armature (14b) driving the impeller (24) mechanically via a gear train; an electric motor coupled to the gear train and operable to adjust the rotational speed of the impeller (24); wherein, in use, the electric motor is electrically driven on demand from a generator comprising the second armature (14b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventor: Graham Dale-Jones
  • Patent number: 10116239
    Abstract: A system for reducing inrush loading when a source power is restored includes a device for switching power that selectively connects a load to the source of power and a circuit for measuring the AC voltage at the source and for determining when the AC voltage is within operating range. Responsive to the AC voltage being within operating range, the system delays for a time period then connects the load to the source of power by way of the device for switching power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Protective Energy Economizer Technology
    Inventor: Mario Marcelo Marcoccia
  • Patent number: 10084359
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a rotor shaft, and the rotor shaft has a shaft-core oil passage and radial oil passages. The shaft-core oil passage includes an inner wall facing radially inward. The radial oil passages are provided toward a radial outer side of the rotor shaft from the shaft-core oil passage. The radial oil passages penetrate through the rotor shaft. The radial oil passages have corresponding one of first connection openings connected to the shaft-core oil passage, so that oil that is not discharged from the first connection openings to the radial oil passage is supplied to other supply destinations. A distance of the first connection openings from the shaft core is shorter than a distance, from the shaft core, of that part of the inner wall which is not provided with the first connection openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kiyokami, Takuya Kodama, Yasuhiro Saito, Mitsutaka Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10075043
    Abstract: An electromagnetic power generator device and a method thereof for using balanced electromagnetic forces to drive one or more flywheel rotor assemblies on a fixed shaft and generating large amount of electrical power are provided. The electromagnetic power generator device includes a non-rotating shaft attached to a support frame, at least one flywheel rotor assembly, and at least one input driver plate assembly which is coupled to the flywheel rotor assembly via the non-rotating shaft penetrating through a first centered hole of a bearing of the flywheel assembly and a second centered hole of the input driver plate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: William P. Fung
  • Patent number: 10041412
    Abstract: A multi-engine system 10 for use on an aircraft 14 is disclosed. The system 10 may comprise a first aircraft engine 16A and a second aircraft engine 16B configured to drive at least one device 12 of the aircraft 14. A starter 20 may be coupled to one of the first and second aircraft engines 16A, 16B to assist starting of the one of the first and second aircraft engines 16A, 16B. An energy source 24 may be configured to deliver energy to the starter 20 at a rapid rate during rapid starting of the one of the first and the second aircraft engines 16A, 16B, the rapid rate being higher than a regular rate used during regular starting of the one of the first and the second aircraft engines 16A, 16B. The energy source 24 may comprise at least one supercapacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Kevin Allan Dooley, Keith Morgan
  • Patent number: 10038354
    Abstract: An arrangement (1) for driving a wheel of a motor vehicle has an electric machine (6) and a transmission (4). The transmission (4) is downstream of the electric machine (6) and is arranged within the electric machine (6). A common cooling device (14) with a cooling water jacket (15) is utilized for cooling both the electric machine (6) and the transmission (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Werner Schiek, Leo Spiegel, Immo Stache, Daniel Knoblauch, Gerhard Spengler
  • Patent number: 9973061
    Abstract: A direct current (DC) motor including: a cylindrical frame, at least one end of which is open; a cylindrical end cover including an opening configured to block the at least one open end; a rotor including a rotor shaft supported by the frame and the end cover, and a rotor core installed on the rotor shaft; a commutator installed on the rotor shaft and arranged on one end of the rotor core; a cover unit installed on the rotor shaft, arranged between the rotor and the commutator, and including at least one location detection device; and a rotation detection unit installed in the end cover and configured to detect the at least one location detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-kyu Shim, Woo-jong Cho, Bon-min Koo, Kun-woo Lee
  • Patent number: 9960649
    Abstract: A coolant flow path structure which cools a rotor is configured of a first coolant flow path forming a radial coolant flow path of the rotor and a second coolant flow path communicating with the first coolant flow path and forming an axial coolant flow path of the rotor, and a negative pressure structure, which brings an exist of the coolant flow path structure into a negative pressure as a result of a rotation of the rotor, is provided at the exit of the second coolant flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Yoshinori, Yoshiaki Kitta, Koichi Ojima, Hiroyuki Higashino, Toshiya Chazono, Masaki Horii
  • Patent number: 9929625
    Abstract: A system includes an electric motor including a housing enclosing a substantially-sealed internal environment, a pump including an inlet connected to the substantially-sealed internal environment of the electric motor via a first conduit, and a fluid supply storing a makeup fluid, the fluid supply including an outlet connected to the substantially-sealed internal environment of the electric motor via a second conduit. The pump is configured to create a negative pressure within the substantially-sealed internal environment of the electric motor to mitigate potential contamination of an external environment of the electric motor with the makeup fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Quinlan Yee Shuck, Gavin Baxter
  • Patent number: 9906088
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention, to provide a rotor-holding structure of a rotating electrical machine for hybrid-vehicle, the structure being capable of ensuring a space is present between a stator and a rotor. A rotating electrical machine includes a stator and a rotor, the stator being fixed to a housing, and the rotor being disposed opposite to stator across a predetermined space, wherein the rotor has a rotor boss section, a rotor core, and a permanent magnet. The rotor boss section is rotatably attached to the housing through a bearing. The rotor core and the permanent magnet are attached to the rotor boss section. Multiple through-holes are provided at the respective corresponding locations of the housing and the rotor boss section. A supporting member is passed through each of the through-holes, thereby holding the rotor boss section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Nishikawa, Masaya Inoue, Koichi Ojima
  • Patent number: 9866097
    Abstract: A number of configurations of a high speed electromagnetic turbine (1300) are discussed. The turbine (1300) includes a housing (1301) includes at least superconducting coil (1307) for the generation of a magnetic field, the coil being retained within a cryogenic envelope of a cryogenic body (1306). The turbine (1300) includes also includes rotor assembly including one or more rotors (13091), (13092), (13093), (13094), (13095) and (13096) positioned on shaft (1310). The rotor being received within the bore (1308) formed between the interior walls of the body (1306) such that it is immersed in the magnetic field. As the current is passed through the rotor assembly the induced force due to the interaction of the current with the magnetic is translated into a torque on the shaft (1310).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: HERON ENERGY PTE LTD
    Inventors: Ante Guina, John Kells, Kurt Labes, Stuart Galt, Johannes S. De Beer, David B. T. Sercombe, Rene Fuger
  • Patent number: 9729090
    Abstract: A cleaner includes a BLDC motor and a power unit. The BLDC motor includes a rotor and a stator provided with a DC coil and an AC coil in a separate manner. The power unit is configured to supply DC power and AC power to the DC coil and the AC coil, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Soo Kim, Deok Jin Kim, Young Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9660505
    Abstract: An electrical machine includes a rotor located at a central shaft and a stator located radially outboard of the rotor and secured at a back iron. A first baffle is coupled to the central shaft at one axial end of the rotor, the baffle extending radially outwardly from the shaft toward a baffle cavity at the back iron. A flow of coolant is urged toward the baffle cavity along the baffle via centrifugal force. A method of flowing coolant through an electrical machine includes injecting a flow of coolant substantially radially into an electrical machine cavity. The flow of coolant is urged radially outwardly along a rotating baffle located at one axial end of a rotor of the electrical machine via centrifugal force and into a baffle cavity disposed at the back iron at a radial end of the baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Debabrata Pal
  • Patent number: 9614416
    Abstract: A drive module for a vehicle has a transmission (12) and an electric machine (11) that is coupled to an input shaft (16) of the transmission (12). An air-filled cavity (23) is formed between the electric machine (11) and the transmission (12). The electric machine (11) is an external-rotor motor with a rotor (24) that surrounds the stator (25). A fan impeller (31) rotates with the rotor (24) and draws air out of the air-filled cavity (23) in an axial direction, draws the air through windings (27) of the stator (25) for cooling, and subsequently conveys the air in the radial direction into a housing-side flow duct (34) in which heated air can be accumulated and via which the air can be returned toward the cavity (23). The heated air can be cooled in the region of the flow duct (34) and/or in the region of the cavity (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Henrik Schrage, Sebastian Wachter
  • Patent number: 9476948
    Abstract: A linear magnetic sensor shield system comprises first and second shield parts. The system may include first and second field sensor assemblies, each having field sensors disposed therein. The first shield part may be disposed adjacent to a first side of the first field sensor assembly, and the second shield part may be disposed adjacent to a second side of the second field sensor assembly. The shield parts may be formed of mu metal or a mu metal and steel composite, by of example. A torque transmitting device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, LLC
    Inventors: David T. Stark, Daniel J. Smith, Thomas A. Perry, Thomas Wolfgang Nehl
  • Patent number: 9450527
    Abstract: Apparatus for generating and supplying electrical power to AC loads on an aircraft may include a prime mover, an exciter generator rotatably coupled to the prime mover and a main generator with a main generator rotor electrically coupled to the exciter generator to receive AC power from the exciter generator. One or more capacitors may be electrically coupled to the main generator rotor to increase a power factor of the main generator rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Cristian Anghel, Ming Xu
  • Patent number: 9379594
    Abstract: It is an object to decrease an amount of a cooling medium which stays in a housing of an electric motor and is not discharged to the outside when cooling the electric motor by the cooling medium. For this reason, an electric motor includes a first discharge port which is provided in a first flange of a housing so that the cooling medium passes therethrough, a second discharge port which is provided in the first flange so that the cooling medium in the housing passing a bearing passes therethrough, and a discharge passageway which discharges the cooling medium passing the first discharge port and the second discharge port to the outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Matsuki, Akira Minamiura
  • Patent number: 9345177
    Abstract: A wireless power supply system that wirelessly supplies electric power from a power-supplying coil to a power-receiving coil is provided with a ground power-supplying device having a power-supplying coil, a vehicle having a power-receiving coil, and a power-supplying and a power-receiving covers that shield leakage magnetic flux by covering the periphery of the power-supplying coil and the power-receiving coil and the periphery of space between the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji Maekawa
  • Patent number: 9236787
    Abstract: A motive power transmission device capable of suppressing deformation of matching surfaces of cases is provided. A motive power transmission device is used as a transmission for a hybrid vehicle containing a first rotating electric machine and a second rotating electric machine as two rotating electric machines. The first rotating electric machine and the second rotating electric machine each serving as a motor/generator are housed in independent first case and second case, and the both are coupled to constitute the transmission for a hybrid vehicle. A first stator and a second stator are fastened and fixed to the first case and the second case on sides opposite to a first matching surface and a second matching surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hattori
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9035519
    Abstract: An electrical apparatus is provided. The electrical apparatus includes a first rotation device; a second rotation device co-axially disposed with the first rotation device for electromagnetically matching with each other; and a brake device connected to the second rotation device to constrain the second rotation device from a rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Yu-Chi Wang, Ren-Nien Jia
  • Patent number: 9000644
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided and includes a hub, including opposing faces, a first sidewall fixed to the opposing faces to define a first interior and a second sidewall fixed to one of the opposing faces to define a second interior within the first interior, a first assembly, disposed within the second interior, to generate current from input mechanical energy, a second assembly, electrically coupled to the first assembly and disposed within the first interior, to generate mechanical energy to be transmitted to external mechanical elements from current associated with the current generated by the first assembly and first and second couplings, the first coupling being disposed to mechanically couple the first and second assemblies and the second coupling being disposed to mechanically couple the second assembly and the external mechanical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Larry Kubes
  • Patent number: 8994245
    Abstract: The permanent magnet type electrical rotating machine has an overhung rotor support structure in which a shaft of a rotor is supported at only one end side thereof by a bearing provided on one side of a casing of the electrical rotating machine. Another end side of the rotor shaft to be a bearing support-free side is capable of being joined to an end of a shaft of a prime mover via a flange formed at an end of the shaft. The rotor shaft is configured such that, upon a state of not being coupled to the prime mover shaft, the flange on the bearing support-free side is joined to an end face of the casing through a retaining member to be prevented from moving in any of an axial, radial and circumferential directions of the rotor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kori, Akiyoshi Komura, Masahiro Hori, Seikichi Masuda, Masayasu Fujieda
  • Publication number: 20150076949
    Abstract: The OPEN thermodynamic system for vehicles must have these main ingredients, Every drive shaft, Axle or wheels that are a moving major part of the vehicle must have the components of the 3 phase generator system to create a rotating magnetic field with a stator to harness the clean electric power by converting the natural mechanical kinetic energy that all vehicles create when they move. Every drive shaft, Axle or wheel is a generator because they have all of the 3 phase generator components to make electricity from mechanical kinetic energy. These generator systems can be sized to fit any vehicle and they can create from 0 to 300 KW of clean electricity or more. This present invention will advance vehicles by using 100% of the mechanical kinetic energy to convert it into clean 3 phase electricity. The Closed system for vehicles uses the components that cannot harness or convert anything.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Abuanthony Abdul Alim
  • Publication number: 20150048703
    Abstract: A system for generating and recovering energy comprising an electric generator integrated with a consumer's utility provider's network to generate electrical energy. Electrical power is transmitted from an electric power grid to a control box at a location requiring energy (e.g., home or business) via a bidirectional meter which measures power delivered by and to the power grid. The control box powers an AC driver which feeds a load to and controls the speed of a motor. A torque multiplier multiplies a first torque output from the motor to produce a second torque output which is fed to an alternator. The power generated by the electric generator is transmitted to a remote location for consumption. In one embodiment, exported energy is returned to the utility provider in exchange for credit against the consumer's account or for payment. In an alternative embodiment, the present invention functions as an independent power plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gustavo Adolfo Maldonado, Manuel Padilla
  • Publication number: 20150042186
    Abstract: An electrical power system is disclosed having at least a first magnetic power generator and at least a second magnetic power generator wherein a first part of the first magnetic power generator is positioned within the at least second magnetic power generator and a second part of the first magnetic power generator is positioned outside of the second magnetic power generator. Other systems and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Mario A. Galvan
  • Publication number: 20150042193
    Abstract: An electrical power system is disclosed including a first magnetic power generator and a second magnetic power generator wherein the first magnetic power generator is positioned within the second magnetic power generator. Also disclosed is an electrical power system including a first core having a first magnet rotor and a first stator and a second core haying a second magnet rotor and a second stator with the first core positioned within the second core. The first magnet rotor is capable of operating in either an opposite rotational direction or a same rotational direction as the second magnet rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Mario A. Galvan
  • Patent number: 8946961
    Abstract: A motor with power-generating coil set including a base, a rotor, a driving circuit and a power-storing unit is disclosed. The base has a shaft coupling portion and a supporting surface, wherein the supporting surface surrounds the shaft coupling portion, and a driving coil set and a power-generating coil set are disposed above the supporting surface. The rotor has a carrier, a shaft and a magnetic member, wherein the carrier has a coupling surface, the shaft rotatably couples with the shaft coupling portion of the base, and the magnetic member is mounted on the coupling surface and has a magnetic face facing the driving coil set and the power-generating coil set. The driving circuit electrically connects with and sends a driving signal to the driving coil set. The power-storing unit electrically connects with and stores electric power generated by the power-generating coil set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alex Horng
  • Publication number: 20150021913
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for initiating rotation of blades of a wind turbine when wind speed is less than a cut-in speed. A solar powered wind turbine apparatus includes a solar dome with photovoltaic cells, operably connected to a rotor assembly, and an electric motor. The photovoltaic cells convert solar energy from incident sunlight into electrical energy. The electric motor electrically connected to the photovoltaic cells rotates the blades of the rotor assembly using the electrical energy from the photovoltaic cells. The electric motor powered by the photovoltaic cells initiates the rotation of the blades of the rotor assembly when wind speed is less than the cut-in speed, and therefore reduces or eliminates the cut-in speed required to rotate the blades. The blades of the rotor assembly thereafter continue to rotate in response to a force of wind on the blades and/or the powered electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: William Edward Lee, Baldev Krishan
  • Patent number: 8901761
    Abstract: A variable speed electric machine and a method for generating electric energy is provided. The electric machine includes an outer stator with a first set of field windings. Further, the electric machine includes a modulator outer rotor that is concentric and is located proximate to the outer stator. The modulator outer rotor is operatively coupled to an input shaft. Furthermore the electric machine includes a permanent magnet inner rotor concentric to the modulator outer rotor. The electric machine also includes an inner stator with a second set of field windings. The inner stator is concentric to the inner rotor and is operatively coupled to an electric grid. The outer stator, the modulator outer rotor, inner stator and the inner rotor are magnetically coupled with each other so as to maintain a constant electric frequency at the inner stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jan Erich Hemmelmann, Manoj Ramprasad Shah
  • Publication number: 20140339943
    Abstract: An energy harvester for harvesting energy from a rotating machine having a rotatable machine shaft includes a non-magnetic housing, a harvester shaft, a rotor, and a plurality of electrically isolated stators. The housing is adapted to couple to the rotating machine. The harvester shaft is disposed within the housing and is adapted to couple to and rotate with the machine shaft or in some cases becomes the rotating shaft of the machine. The rotor is disposed within the housing and is coupled to and surrounds at least a portion of the harvester shaft. The rotor comprises an N-pole permanent magnet. The plurality of stators are disposed within and coupled to the housing. Each stator surrounds the rotor and is spaced apart therefrom by an air gap. Each stator also has a set of windings wound thereon. Different numbers of stators could be operating together, whereas other stators are disconnected to extend the rotational speed range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Peczalski, Todd Hanson
  • Patent number: 8890378
    Abstract: An electrical power supply device (10) for electrically powering equipment on a rotary rotor (2) of an aircraft (1), which rotor is driven by a shaft (5), said device (10) comprising a removable stick (11). The stick (11) includes an upper alternator (20) and an upper tube (12) secured to said shaft (5) so as to be constrained in rotation therewith, said upper alternator (20) having a plurality of upper coils (21) fastened to an upper inside peripheral surface (12?) of said upper tube (12), said stick (11) having a rod (13) carrying an upper permanent magnet (22), said device (10) having a mechanism (30) so that said rod (13) and said upper tube (12) move with distinct rotary movements, said mechanism (30) having connection means (31) so as to be connectable to a reference member (8, 9) of an aircraft (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Vincent Bourget, Serge Giordano, Nicolas Imbert, Charles Chuc
  • Publication number: 20140320055
    Abstract: An electrical gear configured to supply electrical drive power to a machinery to be rotated at high speed, such as a subsea motor/pump or a subsea motor/compressor assembly, the electrical gear including a high input voltage AC-motor having a low pole number, the AC-motor drivingly connected to a medium output voltage AC-generator having inverted design, wherein in the AC-generator the field windings are supported on a rotor which is journalled for rotation inside an outer stator carrying a high number of magnet poles, the AC-motor is configured to run on high voltage alternating current at a first frequency, and the AC-generator is configured to deliver medium voltage alternating current at a second frequency, higher than said first frequency, to an AC-motor to be energized having a low pole number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: VETCO GRAY SCANDINAVIA AS
    Inventor: Ole Petter Tomter
  • Patent number: 8872403
    Abstract: An electrical power system capable of sustaining an electrical load, the system including at least one rechargeable battery, a charger configured to recharge the at least one rechargeable battery, an electric motor configured to receive electrical power from the at least one rechargeable battery to operate the electric motor, a generator configured to provide power for use by an external load and to the charger, the generator further including a dual core generation system with a first magnet core operating in an opposite direction of a second magnet core to increase output generated by the generator and a torque conversion system configured to connect the electric motor and the generator for rotating a magnet rotor in the generator at a rate in agreement with a rotation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Mario A. Galvan
  • Patent number: 8866358
    Abstract: An incorporated electric motor-generator (IEMG), including: a plurality of disk surfaces each having a main longitudinal axis, at least one peripheral motor section and at least one central generator section; a plurality of stationary support structures, each of which sustains an array of electromagnetic coils; and a rotating shaft affixed to the disk surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Uri Rapoport
  • Patent number: 8860281
    Abstract: The multiple-gap electric rotating machine includes a rotor cantilever-supported at a first axial end thereof by a rotor arm coupled to a rotating shaft. The rotor includes a laminated core of core sheets made of soft magnetic material and an end-surface core disposed on a surface of the laminated core on a second axial end of the rotor. The laminated core includes segments joined in a ring and each formed with a salient pole structure at each of radially inner and outer peripheries thereof. The end-surface core includes soft magnetic sections made of steel and non-magnetic sections made of stainless steel, which are joined together in a ring. The laminated core is held between the rotor arm and the end-surface core, and fixed to the rotor arm by rivets penetrating through the rotor arm, laminated core and the end -surface core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo Maekawa, Shin Kusase, Keiji Kondou
  • Publication number: 20140265695
    Abstract: A regenerative power supply system and method comprises a dynamo-electric generator, an electric drive motor coupled to the generator, a transmission device coupling the generator to the electric drive motor, and an energy storage device configured to provide a backup power supply to the regenerative power supply system. An electronic control device is configured to control a flow of electricity to the electric drive motor. An energy storage management device is configured to control a flow of electricity between the electronic control device and the energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Barry Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140252774
    Abstract: The invention provides a system, apparatus and method for generating continuous electricity from a variety of sources, using high torque, high efficiency motors, and optionally a wind turbine to operate at least one generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Boaventura-Delanoe
  • Patent number: 8816541
    Abstract: An electricity generating apparatus utilizing a pendulum held by a support. The pendulum includes a first portion which rotates on the support and a second portion which travels in a arcuate path. The second end portion of the pendulum includes a magnetic which interacts with a switchable coil to urge the pendulum into a swinging motion. At least one coil is mounted adjacent to the pendulum and interacts with a permanent magnet which is fixed to an element which extends from the pendulum arm. The swinging motion forces the permanent magnet through the coil to generate a electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Theodore R. Bristow
  • Patent number: 8810099
    Abstract: A power magnetic planetary gear set uses stator of a motor to provide electrically generated magnetic sections. The electrically generated magnetic sections are variable under the excitation control of coils and driver so that either the outer stator or the sun stator of the magnetic planetary gear set may be stationary and still provide self-revolutionary magnetic forces toward the planet gears disposed therebetween. The planet gears are also mounted on planet arms so as to revolve on their own axes and have orbital revolution with respect to the sun stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Cheng-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 8766500
    Abstract: A system and method for power purification is provided. The system contains a power source. A motor is connected to the power source. A plurality of rotating elements is provided, each rotatable about a primary axis, wherein each of the plurality of rotating elements supports at least one magnet, wherein each of the magnets is located along a common plane. A first rotating element of the plurality of rotating elements is mechanically connected to the motor. At least one flywheel element is mechanically connected to each of the plurality of rotating elements. At least one output device is mechanically connected to at least one of the plurality of rotating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: James M. Porter, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8742641
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided and includes a hub, including first and second opposing faces, a first sidewall fixed at opposite ends thereof to the first and second opposing faces to define a first interior between the first and second opposing faces and a second sidewall fixed to one of the first and second opposing faces to define a second interior within the first interior, a first assembly, disposed within the second interior, to generate current from input mechanical energy and a second assembly, electrically coupled to the first assembly and disposed within the first interior, to generate mechanical energy from current associated with the current generated by the first assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Larry Kubes, David Fulton
  • Patent number: 8723382
    Abstract: An electromagnetic motor-generator unit (MGU) includes a motor and a generator. The motor includes permanent magnets disposed on a rotor hub, a rotor shaft connected to the hub, and stator brackets arranged in a ring. Each of the brackets forms a generally U-shaped profile. The side walls and base of each bracket includes a post, around which is wound a coil. A first chassis circumscribes the brackets, with the base of each bracket connected to an inner wall of the first chassis. The generator includes insulating rotor plates each having equally spaced teeth. The plates are connected to the shaft. Wedge-shaped permanent magnets are stacked within gaps of the plates. A second chassis circumscribes the plates and the wedge-shaped permanent magnets, and includes coils disposed on an inner face of the second chassis. The coils are connectable to a battery pack to selectively recharge the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Matthew A. Lebenbom
    Inventor: Matthew A. Lebenbom
  • Patent number: 8710709
    Abstract: A motor with power-generating coil module includes: a base that has a shaft tube, a supporting surface surrounding the shaft tube, a first coil module mounted on an outer circumferential surface of the shaft tube, and a second coil module disposed above the supporting surface; a rotor that has a carrier extending a lateral wall toward the base, a shaft rotatably coupling with the shaft tube, and a magnetic member mounted on the lateral wall and having an axial extension and a radial extension, with a first magnetic face on the axial extension and facing the first coil module and a second magnetic face on the radial extension and facing the second coil module; a driving circuit electrically connecting with one of the first and second coil modules; and a power-storing unit electrically connecting with the other one of the first and second coil modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alex Horng
  • Publication number: 20140111048
    Abstract: A transmission for a vehicle and a method of assembling a modular motor assembly in the transmission are disclosed. The transmission includes a housing defining a cavity along a longitudinal axis. The transmission further includes a first motor/generator and a second motor/generator each disposed in the cavity. The transmission also includes a first support supporting the first motor/generator such that the first motor/generator is mounted to the first support to define a first modular unit. The first modular unit is attached to the housing within the cavity. The transmission further includes a second support supporting the second motor/generator such that the second motor/generator is mounted to the second support to define a second modular unit. The second modular unit is attached to the first modular unit such that the first and second modular units align with each other along the longitudinal axis within the cavity of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
  • Publication number: 20140103766
    Abstract: A centrifugal dynamic power generating system using a lever structure is provided. A motor is used to drive a transversal shaft and then the transversal shaft will drive a lever. The lever will further drive a heavy ball. Then the heavy ball drives a centrifugal unit. The centrifugal force from the centrifugal unit causes the power to be transferred to a power generating unit. Through the driving flywheel, the power is transferred to the power generator to be converted into electric power. By above mentioned structure, the power is enhanced one unit to next unit. As a result, mechanic power is converted to electric power. Advantages of the present invention are that only a small area is need. The process for generating power is safe and without any pollution to environment. The voltage and frequency generated are steady with a lower cost. Therefore, the present invention can effectively replace conventional power generating systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Jhao-Tang Huang, His-Liang Chiu