Self-nutating Or Moving (e.g., Oscillating Fan, Etc.) Patents (Class 310/40.5)
  • Patent number: 10808709
    Abstract: A fan capable of generating omnidirectional airflow includes a central shaft and a fan body. A windward surface of each of blades of the fan body and a radial direction of a motor of the fan body are perpendicular to each other. The central shaft is perpendicular to an axial direction of the motor. The fan body is connected with one side of a support unit. The central shaft is connected with a rotary device. The central shaft is fixed to the support unit. The rotary device can drive the support unit to rotate relative to the central shaft. When the fan is actuated, the blades generate 360-degree outward airflow, and the support unit is rotated by the rotary device so that the fan can generate omnidirectional airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Cliff Wang
  • Patent number: 10641286
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of a wall-mounted fan housing includes a housing. One side of the main housing is fitted on the outer wall of a first secondary opening of the secondary housing. The housing and the accommodation space of the housing are inclined downward from the main housing toward the secondary housing, preventing rainwater from entering the housing. Another side of the secondary housing has a second secondary opening. The housing is provided with a first drain hole and a motor therein. The first drain hole is disposed at the bottom of the housing close to the second secondary opening of the secondary housing so that rainwater can be discharged from the first drain hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Cliff Wang
  • Patent number: 10415857
    Abstract: A refrigerator according to the present invention includes: a cooling part for cooling an object to be cooled through heat exchange with a refrigerant; an expander-integrated compressor including a compressor for compressing the refrigerant and an expander for expanding the refrigerant integrated therein; and a refrigerant circulation line configured to circulate the refrigerant through the compressor, the expander, and the cooling part. The compressor includes a low-stage compressor, a middle-stage compressor, and a high-stage compressor disposed in series in the refrigerant circulation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Ueda, Akito Machida, Mizuo Kudo
  • Patent number: 9970449
    Abstract: An expander-integrated compressor is provided and includes: a motor; a compressor connected to an output shaft of the motor; an expander connected to the output shaft of the motor; a non-contact bearing disposed between the compressor and the expander; a casing; and an extraction line being in communicated with a region between the compressor and the expander in the internal space of the casing and extracts, from the region, the leakage fluid from the compressor side toward the expander side in the casing and to send the leakage fluid to a fluid line connected to the intake side or the discharge side of the compressor outside the casing. The casing seals the region from outside of the casing, thus the flow of the at least a part of the leakage fluid through the extraction line is the only flow of fluid between the region and the outside of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Ueda, Akito Machida, Mizuo Kudo
  • Publication number: 20130113307
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spherical wheel motor including: a spherical rotor having freedom of rotation along surrounding magnetized directions; a stator formed in a dome shape enclosing the rotor and configured to form magnetization at various angles through a plurality of coils distributed therein, and impart the freedom of rotation to the rotor; and a driving unit configured to identify a position of the rotor, supply current to each coil of the stator according to the position of the rotor, and drive the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
  • Patent number: 8035326
    Abstract: A fan is electrically connected with an alternating current power source. The fan includes an impeller, a motor and a controlling device. The controlling device includes a commutating unit, a magnetic detecting unit, a first switching unit, a second switching unit, a third switching unit and a controlling unit. The alternating current power source is electrically connected with the first switching unit, the second switching unit and the commutating unit, respectively. The commutating unit is electrically connected with the magnetic detecting unit and the controlling unit, respectively. The controlling unit is electrically connected with the third switching unit and the first switching unit, respectively. The third switching unit is electrically connected with the second switching unit. The first switching unit and the second switching unit are electrically connected with the motor, respectively. A controlling device of the fan is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ya-Sen Tu, Lee-Long Chen
  • Patent number: 7911160
    Abstract: An oscillation device capable of generating a drive signal waveform with a sufficiently small number of harmonic components is provided. The oscillation device includes an oscillation system, a supporting unit configured to support the oscillation system, a drive unit configured to drive the oscillation system, and a drive control unit configured to control the drive unit by supplying a drive signal. The oscillation system includes a torsion spring and an oscillator. The drive control unit includes a drive-signal generating circuit configured to generate the drive signal using an address generator configured to generate an address to which a predetermined variable is added at a frequency higher than a frequency of the drive signal and using a trigonometric-function table indexed by an output of the address generator. The frequency of the drive signal is adjusted by adjusting the predetermined variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ikuo Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20110052394
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rotary fan having a fan blade, a stationary guard surrounding the fan blade, a stationary motor housing rigidly affixed to the stationary guard, and a revolution mechanism. The revolution mechanism includes a rotary motor revolvably affixed to the motor housing at a universal pivot, the rotary motor having a rotating shaft engage the fan blade such that rotation of the rotating shaft causes rotation of the fan blade, and such that rotation of the fan blade causes an airflow. A revolution motor is rigidly affixed to the motor housing, and one of a link and a disk is rotated by the revolution motor and has an eccentric pivot rotationally engaging the rotary motor and configured to convert rotation of the revolution motor to conical revolution of the rotary motor relative to the motor housing about the universal pivot, such that the fan blade and the airflow revolve in a conical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: International Products Group Corp
    Inventor: Richard KALHOFER
  • Publication number: 20100243392
    Abstract: The system for damping oscillations in a structure according to the invention provides two masses that can be controlled to rotate at the frequency of oscillation of the structure and in opposite directions about axes of rotation transverse to the direction of the oscillations. The masses have individually controllable moments of inertia, and when their moments of inertia are equal a harmonic linear force is generated. The phases of the rotating masses can be individually controlled whereby the direction of the resulting harmonic linear force can be controlled. The moments of inertia can be controlled by shifting their centres of gravity relative to the respective axes of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Erik Sloth
  • Publication number: 20090026850
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cylindrical oscillating fan including a base, a cylindrical shell, a blade assembly, a drive motor and an oscillating drive device. The blade assembly and drive motor are assembled into the hollow groove of the cylindrical shell. The oscillating drive device is assembled into the base to drive the oscillation of the cylindrical shell. A support column is placed into the hollow groove. The top end is fastened to the top of cylindrical shell, and the bottom is fastened to the bottom of cylindrical shell. The support column is also screwed onto upper and lower support portions of the base for two-point positioning. The bottom of support column is linked to the oscillating drive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Chiao FU
  • Patent number: 6594619
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for detecting the early signs of cycle-induced fatigue and thereby predicting failure of the rotating disk in turbo-machinery. It identifies asymmetrical growth of hub-blade diameter as a predictor of incipient crack growth. Tip measurements are processed through specialized algorithms to detect such asymmetry during operation, providing a real-time, non-destructive method of prediction. The sensors can be housed within the machinery case, and are capable of operating in harsh environments while maintaining adequate stand-off distance, making the entire apparatus robust enough for conditions in high-speed turbo-machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Hood Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Andreas von Flotow
  • Patent number: 6584674
    Abstract: A method of processing a rotor of a motor enabling to keep smooth rotation. After the ring-shaped magnet 34 is attached at inner circumference face 31B of an opening portion 31A of a cap-shaped rotor main body through a yoke 33, a rotor shaft portion 31C formed at outside of the main body of the rotor 31 and an attaching hole 31D of a shaft 32 fixed at the main body of the rotor are worked standardizing inner circumference face of the magnet 34. This process can match accurately center line of the magnet 34 and rotation axis of the main body of the rotor so as to keep smooth rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventor: Haruo Kitahara
  • Patent number: 6310414
    Abstract: A turboexpander associated with a rotary compressor by means of a rotor shaft connecting the two. A bearing housing includes magnetic radial and thrust bearings which control the placement and dynamics of the shaft within the housing. A control passageway extends from the inlet of the compressor to the gas cavity behind the compressor rotor. This passage is controlled by a valve and in turn by the magnetic bearing controller to augment the operation of the active magnetic thrust bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Rotoflow Corporation
    Inventors: Reza R. Agahi, Behrooz Ershaghi
  • Patent number: 6286199
    Abstract: A method for assembling an inside out motor includes the step of stacking a plurality of laminations together to form a pole member. A stator is molded around the pole member so that an end of the pole member is located adjacent an exterior surface of the molded stator. An electrically conductive magnet wire is wound around the molded stator adjacent the pole member to form a winding of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dennis P. Bobay, Glen C. Young