Plural Windings Patents (Class 310/198)
  • Patent number: 10505424
    Abstract: Each of phase windings includes parallel windings for each phase connected together in parallel, and the parallel windings include power-wire partial windings connected to a power supply side, neutral-line partial windings connected to a neutral point, and at least one of a set of 5-pitch and 7-pitch jumper wires, the power-wire partial windings, the neutral-wire partial windings, and the jumper wires being included in the plurality of partial windings forming the parallel windings. For two of the three phases, each of the 5-pitch jumper wires and a corresponding one of the 7-pitch jumper wires overlap each other, and for the remaining single phase, two of the 5-pitch jumper wires are spaced from each other in the circumferential direction, and each of the power-wire partial windings is adjacent to another power-wire partial winding for an identical phase or to a corresponding one of the neutral-line partial windings for a different phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akito Tamura, Akira Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10411530
    Abstract: A rotating electric machine of one embodiment includes a stator provided with a stator core having windings of each pole of each phase lap wound thereto; and a rotor provided rotatably with respect to the stator. The stator core is provided with slots each having two or more parallelly connected windings of equal turns count inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Toi, Minoru Awazu, Nobutaka Akiura
  • Patent number: 10348147
    Abstract: In a rotating armature, the numbers of teeth straddled by each of plural coil portions are all the same as each other, three. In plural windings that form the plural coil portions, three individual coil portions that, out of the plural coil portions, are disposed at uniform intervals around the circumferential direction of the armature core and are connected together in series are formed in each of the windings. In each of the windings including the three individual coil portions, one segment out of the plural segments is connected to another segment that has the same phase as the one segment out of the plural segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushi Sugishima, Tetsuji Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10312761
    Abstract: In a rotating armature, the numbers of teeth straddled by each of plural coil portions are all the same as each other, three. In plural windings that form the plural coil portions, three individual coil portions that, out of the plural coil portions, are disposed at uniform intervals around the circumferential direction of the armature core and are connected together in series are formed in each of the windings. In each of the windings including the three individual coil portions, one segment out of the plural segments is connected to another segment that has the same phase as the one segment out of the plural segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushi Sugishima, Tetsuji Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10305339
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes a stator having a stator core, coil groups, and a rotor. The coil groups include a first coil group located at an outer circumference side of the stator core and a second coil group located at an inner circumference side of the stator core. The first and second coil groups are formed into an annular shape by inserting unit coils into stator core slots so that the coils adjacent in a circumferential direction overlap alternately in a radial direction and so that an inside and an outside of the overlap alternate with each other. The first coil group is disposed to surround an outside of the second coil group. The first and second coil groups are disposed in a concentric manner. The unit coils constituting the second coil group have shorter circumferential lengths than the unit coils constituting the first coil group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Awazu, Kyouichi Okada, Isamu Nitta, Hisaaki Shimozu
  • Patent number: 10250113
    Abstract: An electric motor includes: a rotor having a rotor yoke and a magnet; and a stator formed by stacking, in a rotation axis direction of the rotor, a plurality of electromagnetic steel sheet layers in each of which a plurality of electromagnetic steel sheets each having two teeth is annularly arranged. A core of a coil provided in the stator is formed of the teeth stacked in the rotation axis direction, there are two types of phases for arrangement of a plurality of electromagnetic steel sheets in one electromagnetic steel sheet layer, and the stator includes the electromagnetic steel sheet layers having the two types of phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Koizumi, Hayao Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10250091
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric machine, which comprises a stator (1) and a rotor (2) that can be moved in relation to the stator. The stator (1) has a first multi-strand winding (I) and at least a second multi-strand winding (II), which each comprise two sub-windings (A1, A2) mechanically shifted in relation to each other. In a slot (3) of the stator, a number of windings (Nw1) of the first sub-winding (A1) of a multi-strand winding is different from a number (Nw2) of windings of the second sub-winding (A2) of said multi-strand winding. The stator (1) has a number of slots (3) that is twice the number of slots minimally required for a given pole pair number p of the rotor (2) for one of the multi-strand windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FEAAM GMBH
    Inventor: Gurakuq Dajaku
  • Patent number: 10228298
    Abstract: A torque sensor coil includes a non-magnetic bobbin that includes first inclined grooves inclined at a predetermined angle relative to an axial direction and second inclined grooves inclined at the predetermined angle relative to the axial direction in a direction opposite to the first inclined grooves, a first detection coil formed by winding an insulated wire around the bobbin along the first inclined grooves, and a second detection coil formed by winding an insulated wire around the bobbin along the second inclined grooves. The bobbin is divided into plural regions along the circumferential direction, side walls of the first and second inclined grooves in each region are all parallel to a mold draw direction set to be different for each region or are inclined with respect to the parallel direction in such a manner that the first and second inclined grooves are widened toward the outside in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shimizu, Teruyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10193406
    Abstract: Rotating machinery includes a rotor of 2n poles, 84n slots, and three-phase stator windings, where n is an integer equal to or greater than 1. A top coil and a bottom coil accommodated at the diametrically inner and outer sides of the slot are connected to each other to form the stator winding. The stator windings have 2n phase belts per one phase, the phase belt including two parallel windings. In at least one of the phase belts, the one coils are disposed in the order of the second, first, first, second, first, second, first, second, second, first, second, first, second, and first parallel windings; the other coils connected to the one coils are disposed in the order of the first, second, second, first, second, first, second, first, second, first, first, second, first, and second parallel windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoteru Tanaka, Kazuhiko Takahashi, Toru Muto
  • Patent number: 10186923
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a 3-phase even-numbered-pole 2-layered armature winding housed in 45 slots per pole provided in a laminated iron core. The coil pieces corresponding to first, second, and third parallel circuits are placed in the first phase belt, and the coil pieces corresponding to fourth, fifth, and sixth parallel circuits are placed in the second phase belt. The upper coil pieces and the lower coil pieces of each parallel circuit are mutually placed in identical-numbered positions from a pole center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takashi Ueda, Masafumi Fujita, Tadashi Tokumasu, Kazuma Tsujikawa
  • Patent number: 10153674
    Abstract: An armature for an electric machine according to the present invention includes: an armature core in which a plurality of slots are arranged in a circumferential direction; and an armature winding that is mounted to the armature core, and includes a plurality of two-lane winding bodies that are each produced by stacking and winding two jointless continuous conductor wires that are coated with insulation such that the two conductor wires are stacked in a radial direction of the armature core, the two-lane winding bodies being arranged at a pitch of one slot in a circumferential direction so as to be mounted into a third slot, a first slot, and a second slot that line up consecutively in the circumferential direction at an angular spacing of six slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Tsuiki, Atsushi Sakaue, Akira Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Akita, Masaya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10148146
    Abstract: A brush-commutated direct-current motor comprises a stator which includes a plurality of exciter poles, a rotor rotatable relative to the stator about an axis of rotation, a plurality of pole teeth arranged on the rotor, and grooves arranged between the pole teeth, wherein the pole teeth are separated from each other by the grooves along a circumferential direction around the axis of rotation. On the pole teeth coil windings are arranged. A commutator is arranged on the rotor and includes a plurality of lamellae, wherein each coil winding is connected with one of the lamellae via a first connecting arm and is connected with another one of the lamellae via a second connecting arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Akram Ben Helal, Walter Roeder, Norbert Heim, Johannes Bartoschek
  • Patent number: 10128713
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a 3-phase even-numbered-pole 2-layered armature winding housed in 45 slots per pole provided in a laminated iron core. In each coil piece group of each phase belt, the coil pieces of the second and fifth parallel circuits are placed in the second positions from the pole center among three positions of coil pieces in corresponding coil piece group. In six or four groups out of ten coil piece groups of each phase belt, coil pieces of the first or fourth parallel circuit are placed in the first position from the pole center. In first and second coil piece groups, coil pieces of the first or fourth parallel circuit are placed in different-numbered positions from the pole center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masafumi Fujita, Takashi Ueda, Tadashi Tokumasu, Kazuma Tsujikawa, Masanori Arata
  • Patent number: 10090722
    Abstract: Rotating machinery of the invention includes a 2n-pole rotor, 72n slots, and three-phase armature windings (n?1). Each of the slots houses a top coil on an inner radius side of the slots and a bottom coil on an outer radius side thereof. Each of the armature windings is formed by connecting the top and bottom coils and has 2n phase belts per phase. Each of the phase belts includes a first parallel winding and a second parallel winding. The top and bottom coils are formed by arranging the first and second parallel windings in a predefined order when a circumferential mean position of all top coils and bottom coils in each of the phase belts is defined as a phase belt center and an arrangement of the first and second parallel windings in at least one phase belt is viewed in an order of proximity to the phase belt center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Yoshida, Kazuhiko Takahashi, Norihito Yanagita, Shigeki Tounosu
  • Patent number: 10033237
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine includes a rotor core, a rotor shaft, a coil, a bind, a lead-out wire of which one end is connected to the coil and the other end is connected to a neutral ring. A filling is filled between the coil and the neutral ring. The neutral ring is formed with a plurality of members that are connected with one another to have flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Hayasaka, Masanori Matsumoto, Yasunori Otsuki, Tetsuo Fujigaki, Yoshihiro Yasui, Motonobu Iizuka, Masaaki Endou, Atsushi Fukunaga, Takeshi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9983075
    Abstract: A torque sensor includes a bobbin that includes a plurality of first inclined guide paths inclined at a predetermined angle relative to an axial direction and a second inclined guide paths inclined at a predetermined angle relative to the axial direction in a direction opposite, first and fourth detection coils formed by winding insulated wires around the bobbin along the first inclined guide paths, and second and third detection coils formed by winding insulated wires around the bobbin along the second inclined guide paths. The first to fourth detection coils each form a plurality of layers laminated on the outer surface of the bobbin. The layers of the second and third detection coils are interposed between the plurality of layers of the first and fourth detection coils. The layers of the first and fourth detection coils are interposed between the plurality of layers of the second and third detection coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD
    Inventor: Teruyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9979261
    Abstract: In a brush holder accommodating part 26d of a gear housing 26, paired flat surface parts 26c and paired curved parts 26b are alternately disposed so as to be formed into an elliptical shape, one of the paired flat surface parts is formed with first heat sinks 26i, and two brushes 20 and 20 mounted on a brush holder unit 19 accommodated in the brush holder accommodating part 26d are disposed near the first heat sinks 26i.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroto Tanaka, Takeshi Kanai, Masaaki Kimura, Koji Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 9935534
    Abstract: An electric machine includes an outer stator having a plurality of windings, an inner stator having a plurality of permanent magnets and arranged within the outer stator in concentric relationship to the outer stator, and a rotor arranged between the outer stator and the inner stator in concentric relationship to the outer and inner stators and movable relative to the outer and inner stators. The rotor includes a mounting element which is made from a non-magnetic material and has a plurality of recesses, with a magnetically soft segment being arranged in each of the recesses. A first cooling device cools the permanent magnets of the inner stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Rolf Vollmer
  • Patent number: 9917485
    Abstract: An electric machine has grooves and windings, divided into strands, of electrical conductors. At least one strand has a number s of coils connected in series and arranged in the grooves. Each coil has sub-conductors connected in parallel and arranged in bundles. Each bundle is arranged in a groove at a bundle position relative to a deepest possible bundle position in the groove. The positions of all bundles in all coils define a number b of possible bundle positions of the strand. The bundles are interchanged between the coils such that each bundle is arranged in the grooves at least n times and at most n? times at each possible bundle position, wherein n is the integer quotient in regard to the quotient of the number s and the number b, wherein n?=n if s is divisible by b and n?=n+1 if s is not divisible by b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Matthias Centner, Patrick Gels, Rüdiger Schäfer, Jörg Waschek
  • Patent number: 9882518
    Abstract: An auxiliary winding for use in an engine-driven generator system is disclosed. The auxiliary winding is separate from but resides with the main winding in the stator slots of an alternator in the generator system. The auxiliary winding is configured to utilize the fundamental component of the flux in the airgap of the alternator along with selected spatial harmonic components to provide power to an automatic voltage regulator during all operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Graham W. McLean
  • Patent number: 9825498
    Abstract: An armature including a core that includes plural teeth extending in a radial shape, and that has a slot formed between each of the plural teeth; a plurality of first winding coil sections formed by winding coil wire plural times spanning different respective sets of least two of the teeth, while shifting by one slot each time toward one side in the circumferential direction of the core; and a plurality of second winding coil sections formed by winding coil wire plural times spanning different respective sets of least two of the teeth, while shifting by one slot each time toward the other side in the circumferential direction of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ASMO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Odani, Akihiko Seki
  • Patent number: 9742306
    Abstract: A converter device includes: a converter circuit unit converting alternating-current voltages from a ? connection and a Y connection of a twelve-phase rectification transformer, into a direct-current voltage; a current detection unit detecting a current of a direct-current bus connected to the converter circuit unit; an open-phase detection unit connected to a side of the ? or Y connection to detect whether open phase is caused in the connection connected thereto; and an output unit outputting, when detected that there is open phase caused in the ? or Y connection based on a detection signal of the open-phase detection unit and a current value of the direct-current bus detected by the current detection unit, an indication that open phase is caused in the ? or Y connection. When open phase is caused, it is possible to output an indication of whether the open phase is caused on the ? or Y connection side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Otsubo
  • Patent number: 9725258
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: a conveyance unit; an image forming section; a plurality of storage units; and a sheet feeding roller, wherein provided are: one drive source; a first drive transmission system including a first one-way clutch; a second drive transmission system including: a second one-way clutch; and a first transmission interrupting unit; a third drive transmission system including: a third one-way clutch; and a second transmission interrupting unit; and a control unit, and the control unit is configured to: rotationally drive the drive source in the first direction at the time of the sending operation by the first sheet feeding roller; rotationally drive the drive source in the second direction at the time of the sending operation by the second sheet feeding roller; and rotationally drive the drive source in the second direction at the time of the sending operation by the third sheet feeding roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Katuhisa Ichikawa, Yoshiki Matsui
  • Patent number: 9577485
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a 3-phase 2-pole 2-layer armature winding, housed in 72 slots provided in a laminated iron core, a winding of each phase including six parallel circuits separated into two phase belts. Upper coil pieces of first and fourth parallel circuits are placed at 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 12th positions, and lower coil pieces of the first and fourth parallel circuits are placed at 1st, 6th, 9th, and 10th positions, upper and lower coil pieces of second and fifth parallel circuits are placed at 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th positions, and upper coil pieces of third and six parallel circuits are placed at 1st, 6th, 9th, and 10th positions, and lower coil pieces of the third and six parallel circuits are placed at 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 12th positions, from the center of a pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tadashi Tokumasu, Masafumi Fujita, Takashi Ueda, Mikio Kakiuchi
  • Patent number: 9525324
    Abstract: An axial flux electrical machine comprises a substantially sealed housing (10) defining a fluid flow path (20), a heat exchanger (22) for transferring heat energy from a fluid flowing in the fluid flow path to another fluid, a stator (16) located within the housing (10), a rotatable shaft (12), a rotor (18) located within the housing (10) on the shaft (12) adjacent the stator (16) and rotatable with respect to the stator (16), wherein the fluid flow path extends between the stator (16) and the rotor (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Lamperth
  • Patent number: 9509184
    Abstract: A magnet element (37) and a method of its manufacture for assembly into a rotor (38), the magnet element (37) having magnetic domains aligned anisotropically to form a domain alignment pattern (42), wherein the magnetic domain alignment pattern (42) in the magnet element (37) has an orientation that varies substantially continuously across at least part of the magnet element (37) between its lateral edges from at least partially radial to at least partially tangential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES LIMITED
    Inventors: Gerald David Duncan, Christian John Wade Gianni, John Julian Aubrey Williams, Kerrin Edmund Burnnand, Gregory Paul Hill
  • Patent number: 9461512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric machine, in particular a brushless permanent magnet motor, provided with a rotor and a stator which has a plurality of teeth with winding phases provided thereon, wherein each winding phase has at least four windings, wherein, of the at least four windings of a winding phase, in each case two windings are connected in series with one another, and wherein these windings which are connected in series are connected in parallel. The present invention also relates to a steering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Würzburg
    Inventors: Grzegorz Ombach, Jacek Junak
  • Patent number: 9425663
    Abstract: A distributed winding arrangement for an electric motor is provided that reduces brush arcing while reducing the size of the commutator. The electric motor is comprised generally of an armature having a plurality of spaced apart posts defining a plurality of spaced apart winding slots; a stator disposed coaxially with the armature; and a commutator having a plurality of commutator bars, where the number of commutator bars is an integer greater than the number of winding slots but less than twice the number of winding slots provided by the armature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Jin Fujun, Steven Swaddle, Timothy W. French, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9419488
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a 3-phase 2-pole 2-layer armature winding, housed in 72 slots provided in a laminated iron core, a winding of each phase including six parallel circuits separated into two phase belts. Upper coil pieces of first and fourth parallel circuits are placed at 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 12th positions, and lower coil pieces of the first and fourth parallel circuits are placed at 1st, 6th, 9th, and 10th positions, upper and lower coil pieces of second and fifth parallel circuits are placed at 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th positions, and upper coil pieces of third and six parallel circuits are placed at 1st, 6th, 9th, and 10th positions, and lower coil pieces of the third and six parallel circuits are placed at 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 12th positions, from the center of a pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tadashi Tokumasu, Masafumi Fujita, Takashi Ueda, Mikio Kakiuchi
  • Patent number: 9379593
    Abstract: A vehicle drive device that has a stator and a rotor disposed on the inside of the vehicle wheel and drives the wheel, wherein the whole stator can be intensively cooled without causing an increase in production costs. The vehicle drive device comprises: the stator that has a stator core (20) and a hollow stator coil (30), is arranged on the inside of the rotating vehicle wheel (10), and electrically generates magnetic force; the rotor that has permanent magnets (11) connected to the wheel (10), and applies rotational force to the wheel (10) using the magnetic force of the stator; a cooling medium that flows through the hollow section of the stator coil (20); and a first radiator unit (50) that releases heat from the cooling medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Sugihara, Satoru Itani
  • Patent number: 9362793
    Abstract: A stator for an electric rotary machine includes: a stator core having a plurality of slots; and segmented coils of a plurality of phases (for example, coils 50 in the embodiment), wherein: the segmented coils of a plurality of phases have pluralities of coil bars which are inserted individually in the plurality of slots in the stator core and which extend substantially in a straight line and pluralities of connection coils which connect together the coil bars of the same phase to thereby make up extending portions; the connection coils each comprise an inner connection coil and an outer connection coil which are disposed in different axial positions; and the inner connection coil faces an outer connection coil of a different phase in an axial direction and the outer connection coil faces the inner connection coil of a different phase in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomotaka Iki, Takeki Kishi
  • Patent number: 9362809
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a stator for an electric rotary machine, the stator including: a stator core having plural slots; segmented coils of plural phases; and a pair of base plates provided at both ends of the stator core, wherein the segmented coils have plural substantially-straight coil bars which are respectively inserted in the slots in the stator core and plural connection coils which are disposed on the base plates so as to connect together the coil bars of the same phase, and wherein the stator core and the coil bars make up a stator core assembly and the base plates and the connection coils make up base plate assemblies, so that the stator is made up of the stator core assembly and the base plate assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeki Kishi, Tomotaka Iki
  • Patent number: 9318990
    Abstract: Redundant winding connections for multiphase electric machines are disclosed. According to one aspect, a multiphase machine having redundant winding connections includes: a first set of N coils operating as a first winding group, wherein each coil in the first winding group operates at a different phase from the other coils in the first winding group and wherein N is an integer greater than three; a second set of N coils separate from the first set and operating as a second winding group, wherein each coil in the second winding group operates at a different phase from the other coils in the second winding group and wherein the failure of one of the coils in the first winding group does not affect the function of the second winding group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ABB RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventor: Nicolas W. Frank
  • Patent number: 9293952
    Abstract: A wound field flux switching machine with a sinusoidal back electromotive force features a rotor with teeth and a stator with groups of teeth wherein each group has a field winding and each tooth has a phase winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Meeker
  • Patent number: 9225215
    Abstract: A rotating electric machine includes a hollow cylindrical stator core and a stator coil mounted on the stator core. The stator core has a plurality of slots that are arranged in a circumferential direction of the stator core. The stator coil is formed of a plurality of substantially U-shaped electric conductor segments to include at least one ?-Y connection. The ?-Y connection includes a ?-connected first three-phase winding and a Y-connected second three-phase winding. The first three-phase winding includes three phase windings that are ?-connected to define three terminals of the first three-phase winding therebetween. The second three-phase winding includes three phase windings that are respectively connected to the three terminals of the first three-phase winding. Further, the number of turns of the first three-phase winding and the number of turns of the second three-phase winding are respectively set to two different odd numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Asano
  • Patent number: 9178395
    Abstract: A traction motor for an electric vehicle, comprises a stator and a rotor rotatably mounted to the stator. The rotor comprises a rotor core and magnets fixed to the rotor core. The rotor core has 2P rotor poles formed by the magnets, P being an integer greater than one. The stator comprises a stator core having S teeth and field windings wound on the teeth, S being equal to 3·m·P where m is the number of phases. Field windings of each phase comprises P winding units. Each the winding unit comprises a first coil and a second coil connected in series. The first coils have a larger coil pitch and a greater number of turns compared to the second coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Rui Feng Qin, Chang Jin Zhou, Ling Yang
  • Patent number: 9172280
    Abstract: A conductor for a coil of a rotating electrical machine that includes a conductor wire bundle formed by gathering a plurality of conductor wires and a flexible insulating covering material that covers a periphery of the conductor wire bundle. The conductor has an intra-covering gap formed inward of the insulating covering material in a radial direction so that the conductor wires can move relative to each other in the intra-covering gap, and a cross-sectional shape of the insulating covering material along a perpendicular plane that is perpendicular to an extending direction in which the conductor wire bundle extends can be deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Koga
  • Patent number: 9106168
    Abstract: A method for re-powering a star-connected stator having a plurality of parallel stator slots, wherein a plurality of stator winding bars having external winding connections are disposed in stator slots includes bridging the external winding connections so as to connect the stator winding bars in series and to form a polygonal stator capable of producing a polyphase alternating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventor: Alain Lacaze
  • Patent number: 9033117
    Abstract: A motor for actuating brake members of an electric parking (EPB) system, includes a stator and a rotor rotatably mounted to the stator. The rotor has a shaft, a commutator, a rotor core fixed to the shaft, and rotor windings wound about teeth of the rotor core and electrically connected to segments of the commutator. The rotor windings have a plurality of winding units and each of the winding units have at least two coils. The coils of each winding unit are wound about the same teeth and are connected to a same pair of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Hang Cheong Ma, Hing Shing Chung, Hai Ning Liao
  • Patent number: 9035526
    Abstract: In one possible implementation, a method for forming a motor winding is provided which includes compressing a Litz wire to form a compacted Litz wire and forming the winding with the compacted Litz wire. In one possible embodiment, a motor winding is provided that has a high density multi-conductor wire bundle comprises of compacted Litz wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: Wally Ewald Rippel, Zaher Abdallah Daboussi, Bradford M. Hori, Scott Garret Berman, Bart Dean Hibbs, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9027234
    Abstract: A motor stator automatically assembling system includes a feeding unit, a wire-winding unit, a first conveyer unit, a second conveyer unit, a first assembly unit and a second assembly unit. A motor stator automatically assembling method includes: the feeding unit is operated to feed a plurality of insulation members; the insulation members are arranged on the first conveyer unit to convey to the wire-winding unit; the wire-winding unit is operated to wind wires on the insulation members to form a plurality of wire-wound insulation members; the wire-wound insulation members are arranged on the second conveyer unit to convey to the first assembly unit; the first assembly unit is operated to insert pole teeth into the wire-wound insulation members to form a plurality of compact pole tooth sets; the second assembly unit is operated to combine the compact pole tooth sets with a stator ring frame to form an assembled motor stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jung-Pei Huang
  • Publication number: 20150124937
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotor for an X-ray tube. In order to provide further possibilities for weight reduction in X-ray tubes for providing an increase of rotation frequency, a rotor (10) for an X-ray tube is provided, comprising a rotational structure (12) with a plurality of electrically conducting elements (14), the ends thereof connected to each other and provided such that an external stator magnetic field generated by a stator induces a current in the electrically conducting elements, which current generates a rotor magnetic field to interact with the stator magnetic field. At least the plurality of electrically conducting elements is made from carbon composite based material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Wolfgang Chrost
  • Publication number: 20150108869
    Abstract: An armature includes an armature core, teeth, a commutator, concentrated winding wires, and distributed winding wires. Each of the teeth includes a first branch portion and a second branch portion. Each of segments in the commutator has a riser. A start end and a terminal end of the concentrated winding wire are pulled out separately in a direction getting closer to the commutator and in a direction away from the commutator. The conductor between the concentrated winding wires is hooked by the riser by which the conductor between the other concentrated winding wires is not hooked. A start end and a terminal end of the distributed winding wire are pulled out separately in a direction getting closer to the commutator and in a direction away from the commutator. The conductor between the distributed winding wires is hooked by the riser by which at least one of the conductor between the concentrated winding wires and the conductor between the other distributed winding wires is not hooked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Akihiko Seki, Tomohisa Okamoto, Takehiko Ohshita
  • Publication number: 20150097460
    Abstract: Described herein is a ball joints universal rotary motor, a manufacturing method and a working mechanism thereof. The ball joints universal rotary motor comprises a housing, a spherical-cap shaped stator body, and a rotor body configured to be secured within the stator body. The stator body is made from a permanent magnet. The rotor body comprises multiple layers of armatures and multiple spacer layers. The multiple layers of armatures are symmetrically distributed along the axis of the rotor body. A spacer layer is provided between two adjacent layers of armatures. The multiple layers of armatures and multiple spacer layers are securely connected by a bolt. The bolt and the rotor body are axially connected. The rotor body is of a spherical shape. Each layer of the armatures is wound with two layers of coils: a first layer and a second layer. The motor as provided is configured to realize movement in multiple directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Kuokwa Ho
  • Patent number: 8994307
    Abstract: Dynamic reconfiguration-switching of motor windings in a motor is optimized between winding-configurations by selectively lowering resistance of a constantly used portion of one of the motor windings. Acceleration is traded off in favor of higher velocity upon detecting the electric motor in the electric vehicle is at an optimal angular-velocity for switching to an optimal lower torque constant and voltage constant. The total back electromotive force (BEMF) is prohibited from inhibiting further acceleration to a higher angular-velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allen K. Bates, Nhan X. Bui, Reed A. Hancock, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 8987969
    Abstract: The invention has an object to provide a stator including coils that protrude less in the radial direction of the stator and can be made smaller in the radial direction of the stator, and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideki Kamatani
  • Patent number: 8987968
    Abstract: This power generator is so formed that a number q of slots per pole per phase obtained by dividing the number of slots by the number of poles of permanent magnets and the number of phases of voltages is a fraction satisfying 1<q?3/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Daisuke Morishita, Yasuhiro Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20150076952
    Abstract: A stator system for an electric motor has multiple coil formers and stator windings that are wound on the coil formers. The stator windings are distributed over the circumference of the stator system and are arranged to form a substantially circular stator star. A number of the stator windings are electrically insulated in the axial direction in each case by way of a phase separator. The stator windings in each case of two coil formers are electrically connected as a coil pair in an electrically conductive manner by a conductor track. The conductor track is retained by a separating web that is arranged in the axial direction above the allocated phase separator and that extends in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: STEFAN PORTNER, HORST STEEGMUELLER, STEFAN WUST
  • Patent number: 8981696
    Abstract: Dynamic reconfiguration-switching of motor windings in an electric motor in an electric vehicle is optimized between winding-configurations. Acceleration is traded off in favor of higher velocity upon detecting the electric motor in the electric vehicle is at an optimal angular-velocity for switching to an optimal lower torque constant and voltage constant. The total back electromotive force (BEMF) is prohibited from inhibiting further acceleration to a higher angular-velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allen Keith Bates, Nhan Xuan Bui, Reed Alan Hancock, Daniel James Winarski
  • Publication number: 20150061451
    Abstract: An electric motor comprising a rotor which has a plurality of permanent magnets arranged along a circumferential direction, a stator arrangement with a winding arrangement which surrounds, at least in parts, the permanent magnets. Said stator arrangement comprises a first stator having a plurality of windings and the stator arrangement comprises a second stator, the windings of the first and second stators being embodied, respectively as frame-shaped coils, said coils of the first stator being arranged in the radial direction on the outside of the permanent magnets, the coils of the second stator being arranged in the radial direction inside the permanent magnets, and the coils are arranged along the winding axis thereof in the radial direction and the permanent magnets are arranged along the magnetization direction thereof in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Martin Hoffmann, Gerhard Huth