With Other Elements Patents (Class 310/66)
  • Patent number: 11096513
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a drive assembly and a food processor. The drive assembly comprises: a drive body; and a transmission assembly comprising at least a first transmission member and a second transmission member, the first transmission member being in driving connection with the drive body and provided thereon with a first drive shaft, and the second transmission member being in driving connection with the drive body and provided thereon with a second drive shaft. The technical solution is capable of driving, using a single drive body, at least two drive shafts to move, so that multi-shaft output with a single drive body can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Han Han, Weijie Chen, Yan Tang
  • Patent number: 11014621
    Abstract: Certain embodiments disclosed in the present document relate to an electronic device and a method for operating the same. According to an embodiment, it is possible to provide an electronic device including: a ball structure including a housing and a first driving module configured to contact at least a part of an inner surface of the housing and to drive the housing; an outer ring structure rotatably coupled to an outer surface of the ball structure; an inner ring structure arranged inside the housing so as to face the outer ring structure with the housing interposed therebetween; and a second driving module arranged inside the housing so as to drive the inner ring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mihyun Jeong, Minsung Jung, Kibeom Kim, Woocheol Jung
  • Patent number: 10914301
    Abstract: In order to improve a refrigerant compressor, including a compressor unit having a compressor housing and at least one compressor element that is arranged in the compressor housing, for compressing refrigerant, and further including a drive unit having a drive housing and an electric motor that is arranged in the drive housing and connector terminals that are arranged on the drive housing, for the electric motor, and further including an electronic functional unit, such that the connection between the refrigerant compressor and the electronic functional unit is achievable as simply as possible, it is proposed that the connector terminals should be provided in a housing that is arranged on the drive housing, and that an electronic functional unit which performs at least one compressor function should be provided in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BITZER Kuchlmaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Henrik Thomsen Schmidt, Dieter Hildebrandt, Andre Beier
  • Patent number: 10641274
    Abstract: An outer rotor type fan structure includes a stator assembly, an outer rotor assembly, a front lateral shielding sheet and an impeller. The stator assembly includes a stator core and a plurality of coils. The outer rotor assembly corresponds to and covers the stator assembly. The outer rotor assembly includes a plurality of magnets and a rotor yoke. The plurality of magnets is disposed corresponding to the plurality of coils. The front lateral shielding sheet is a metallic sheet, the front lateral shielding sheet is disposed between the stator assembly and the outer rotor assembly, and the front lateral shielding sheet corresponds to and covers the plurality of coils. The impeller includes a plurality of blades. The rotor yoke drives the plurality of blades rotating. Thereby, the outer rotor type fan structure can be shielded and the fan can operate properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Han-En Chien, Hung-Chi Chen, Meng-Yu Chen, Che-Hung Lin, Chao-Chun Kung
  • Patent number: 10634217
    Abstract: A worm gear has a worm wheel, a drive shaft, and a flexible shaft. The worm wheel meshes with a worm shaft, which is driven by the drive shaft. The flexible shaft can be arranged in the drive shaft with a radial gap between at least a portion of the flexible shaft and the drive shaft. The flexible shaft can be coupled to the drive shaft such that a first spring constant is provided for displacement of the flexible shaft in a radial direction within a first range and a second spring constant is provided for displacement of the flexible shaft in the radial direction within a second range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Georg Figura, Erik Jürgen Stumpf, Thomas Marotzke, Fabian Wendt
  • Patent number: 10617807
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotary piston pump, in particular for pumping blood, comprising a piston rotor (1) which has particularly two or three faces when seen in cross-section, which is mounted in a piston chamber (2) and eccentrically rotates, the piston rotor (1) having in its interior a plurality of magnetically interacting elements (4, 4a, 4b), in particular permanent magnets and/or coils, and being driven by the magnetic interaction of these elements (4, 4a, 4b) with at least one moving magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE-TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
    Inventors: Johannes Wappenschmidt, Andreas Goetzenich, Ruediger Autschbach, Ulrich Steinseifer
  • Patent number: 10460965
    Abstract: A bearing (12) being a recessed section that receives a spindle (20) is provided in a lower surface (10B) of a susceptor (10). The bearing (12) has a tapers from the lower surface (10B) towards an upper surface (10A). A gap (12B) is provided in an side wall (12A) of the bearing (12), further on the outside of the bearing (12) than a fitting surface (12X) between the bearing (12) and the spindle (20) in the horizontal direction. As a result, reduction in the fitting force between the susceptor bearing and the spindle can be suppressed and susceptor temperature reduction in the vicinity of the bearing can also be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MARUWA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fumiya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10377459
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a trolling motor including an electric motor having a propeller coupled thereto, a shaft configured for coupling the electric motor to a watercraft. The shaft is configured to rotate relative to the watercraft and the shaft defines an internal passage. The trolling motor also includes a housing that encapsulates the motor, a removable nosecone operably coupled to the housing opposite the propeller and configured to encapsulate at least one marine device. One or more mechanical connection features are provided to enable removable connection of the nosecone to the remainder of the trolling motor housing. One or more electrical connection features are provided to enable electrical connection of the at least one marine device through the trolling motor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NAVICO HOLDING AS
    Inventors: Aaron J. Burton, Matthew Laster, Jeremiah Clark, Christopher Dean Crawford, Paul Robert Bailey
  • Patent number: 10351220
    Abstract: A trolling motor assembly includes a main housing holding an electric motor. A propeller is attached to a propeller shaft that is driven by the electric motor and projects from a rear end of the main housing. A steering shaft is configured to couple the main housing to a watercraft. A nosecone is coupled to the main housing at the front end of the main housing. The nosecone is removable from the front end of the main housing. The main housing is watertight when the nosecone is removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: John Witte, Nathan D. Koetsier, Michael J. Boks, Katherine D. Winer, Benjamin D. Curtis, Haley A. Raatz, Kevin T. Downey
  • Patent number: 10281576
    Abstract: A method for pre-determining an underwater objects GPS position using a rotatable scan sonar unit linked to a boat, magnetic compass and GPS receiver. This system determines the underwater objects GPS position using the objects distance, compass heading and a GPS receiver/sonar on a boat. This system will provide real time longitude and latitude positions of underwater objects seen with sonar at a distance from a boat, and will allow for precise autopilot navigation or fixed position fishing. The system can also be used to correct for GPS errors when using previously stored waypoints positions of an object. The computer determines an objects underwater GPS position using a sonar transducer and mounted on a 360 degree movable mechanism such as a trolling motor unit, or phased array of transducers and a compass to provide heading information and formulates the objects position based on the distance and heading of the object in relation to the boats current GPS position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Louis DePasqua
  • Patent number: 10267340
    Abstract: A fan assembly system includes two or more circular fans, each fan situated in a round fan assembly, where each fan can be situated in the round fan assembly in any orientation. The system also includes a concentrically symmetric connector for each circular fan, located in a center of each circular fan. The system also includes a latching mechanism for each circular fan, where the latching mechanism is wholly contained within a swept area of a fan blade of the circular fan. The circular fans are arranged in a staggered arrangement, and the staggered arrangement of circular fans increases a number of circular fans that can be placed in the fan assembly system compared to a non-staggered arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Barron, Rachael C. Freitas, Howard V. Mahaney, Jr., Benjamin W. Mashak, George Zacharakis-Jutz
  • Patent number: 9644621
    Abstract: The arrangement of the present invention is applied to a compressor which comprises a bearing hub housing a crankshaft and presenting at least a first and a second bearing portion, spaced apart by a circumferential recess. The crankshaft presents at least a first and a second support portion, spaced apart by a circumferential recess, which is offset from the circumferential recess of the bearing hub. At least one of the bearing portions and support portions has an axial extension superior to that required for radially bearing the crankshaft, the first and second bearing portions defining, with the first and second support portions, respectively, a first and a second radial bearing regions having the axial extensions required for a radial bearing for the crankshaft, presenting lower loss by viscous friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool S.A.
    Inventor: Adilson Luiz Manke
  • Patent number: 9624929
    Abstract: An electric pump includes a housing and a motor unit having a stator disposed in the housing. A rotor is rotatably disposed on the stator and a rotating shaft is inserted in and passing through the rotor. A pump comprises an inner rotor coupled to one end of the rotating shaft and an outer rotor, and the pump has an inserting recess for receiving the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chanseok Kim
  • Patent number: 9350215
    Abstract: A method and a structure are provided for mounting a sensor substrate of a brushless motor. Insulating members are formed on a stator core on which radially arranged pole teeth are provided on an inner peripheral surface side of the stator core with a predetermined space, a stator coil is wound around the pole teeth via the insulating members, stopper walls are provided to the pole teeth of the insulating member on a leading edge thereof, pedestal parts are formed on the stopper walls on an inner periphery surface side thereof, a sensor substrate to which a position detection element which detects the position of a permanent magnet provided to a rotor is arranged on the pedestal parts, locking portions for locking the sensor substrate are provided to some of the pedestal parts, and thereby the coming off of the sensor substrate in an axial direction is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Oriental Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Kuwata, Haruaki Osato
  • Patent number: 9326680
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus includes: a main unit including a unit for observing or photographing an examinee's eye; a movable part in which the main unit is mounted; a vertical movement mechanism provided with a drive part to move the movable part up and down; an operating member to be operated by an examiner to move the movable part up and down; a sensing part to detect an operation signal of the operating member; and a driving control part to convert the operation signal detected by the sensing part to a drive signal to move the movable part up and down, and drive the drive part based on the drive signal, wherein the drive part includes a motor having a hollow portion about a rotation axis thereof, the motor being controlled by the driving control part to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Makino, Hirokazu Nakamura, Daisuke Baba, Toshiya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9297195
    Abstract: A damper assembly incorporating a bushing adapted to rotate within a wall structure and engage a post on a bin or other element to be controlled. The bushing defines a hub of an integral, coaxial rotor which rides within a fluid containing housing. The bushing and rotor rotate concurrently about a common axis during rotation of the bin or other device being controlled. The drag on the rotor thereby slows the rotation of the engaged post and the associated bin or other structure being controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Toby Berry, Jr., David A. Doornbos, Daniel P. Calby
  • Patent number: 9197109
    Abstract: An electric motor having a casing positioned between a head end cap and a tail end cap is provided. An output shaft passes through the head end cap and the tail end cap and a cooling fan is mounted for rotation relative to the output shaft. The electric motor includes a fluid distribution chamber adjacent the tail end cap, an inlet port for supply of fluid to the chamber, and a plurality of discharge apertures for distributing fluid from the chamber toward the cooling fan. The fluid distribution chamber facilitates the washing and cleaning of the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Stainless Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: John Christen Oleson, Andrew David Cook
  • Patent number: 9167930
    Abstract: A roaster (1) and heating cover (20) thereof are disclosed. The roaster (1) includes a pot (10) and a heating cover (20) covered correspondingly thereon. An inner space of a cover body is separated into an installing chamber (2110) and a hot air chamber (2111). A first motor (22) and a second motor (24) are fixed in the installing chamber (2110). The hot air supply module (23) is disposed in the hot air chamber (2111), and a group of the reduction gears (25) is driven by the second motor (24). A stirring component (26) connecting the group of the reduction gears (25) is disposed in the hot air chamber (2111). Thus an inner space of the roaster (1) will be maintained for flipping the ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: TALL & STOUT INDUSTRIAL CORP.
    Inventor: Kuei-Tang Chang
  • Patent number: 9150093
    Abstract: The in-wheel motor for installation inside a wheel disk of a wheel includes: a cylindrical coil body; a coil body support member fixed to a shaft; an outer yoke that is disposed on an outer circumferential side of the coil body, and is fixed to a wheel disk; a cylindrical inner yoke that is disposed on an inner circumferential side of the coil body, and is rotatable around the shaft; and a magnet that is fixed on one of an inner circumferential face of the outer yoke and an outer circumferential face of the inner yoke, the magnet disposed to face a circumferential face of the coil body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: M-Link Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Shiraki, Akira Kitajima
  • Patent number: 9059618
    Abstract: In a rotating machine, a base is configured such that a housing space is formed by joining a cover to the base and has a bearing hole communicating ambient air and the housing space. A sleeve is fitted into the bearing hole and formed with a porous material. The circumferential lower end portion of the sleeve is exposed to ambient air from the bearing hole. At least part of the pores on the surface of the circumferential lower end portion in contact with ambient air are filled in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS JAPAN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Kodama
  • Patent number: 9035510
    Abstract: An electro-mechanical energy conversion device is provided having an armature with a central cavity. The armature is rotatably mounted in a frame. A torsion bar is positioned within the armature with one end connected to the armature and the other end connected with an energy source or consuming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BorgWarner, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger T. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20150035394
    Abstract: A rotor for a rotating electric machine includes a rotor sheet stack arranged on a rotor shaft, and at least one metallic functional component made of a material comprising iron and also chromium in a proportion of at least 18% and at most 19% by weight and optionally nickel in a proportion of at least 12% and not more than 13% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Bulatow, Knut Welke
  • Publication number: 20140368068
    Abstract: A guiding device for coiling electrically conducting wires around an electrically conducting block of a rotor of an electric motor including a shaft extending axially in the rotor, the electrically conducting block including at least four notches for receiving wires. The guiding device includes at least two branches extending radially away from the shaft and disposed at 90° to one another, the branches being connected by an elastic linking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Damien Birolleau, Nicolas Bruyere, Patrick Orval
  • Publication number: 20140197767
    Abstract: A surface motor direct-drive sucker-rod screw pump device is driven by a vertical three-phase permanent magnet brush-less DC motor, and comprises a motor controller (6), a rectifying circuit, an inversion circuit, a CPU and a driving circuit. The motor controller (6) is used to adjust the voltage and frequency of the motor by the rectifying circuit, the inversion circuit, the CPU and the driving circuit. Thus, the speed of the motor can vary from zero to the maximum. The device is easy to operate and has a higher efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Millennium Oilflow Systems & Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Songbo Gou, Youngjian Tang, Hengli Cong
  • Patent number: 8714534
    Abstract: A support assembly for servicing a stator frame of a power generator includes a plurality of rails and a trolley. The rails are supported on frame rings of a main housing of the stator frame. The rails have upper surfaces that provide temporary support for lower support surfaces of second laminations of a second stator core once the second laminations are inserted into desired axial positions within the main housing. The trolley is provided for axial movement on the upper surfaces of the rails for inserting the second laminations into the main housing. The trolley includes a lamination-engaging portion including a lamination support surface for supporting upper support surfaces of the second laminations and a plurality of rail wheels provided for axial movement of the trolley within the main housing on the upper surfaces of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis J. Vitello, David T. Allen
  • Publication number: 20140063653
    Abstract: A motor includes a stator and a rotor including a disk portion, a cylindrical portion, and a stopper. The stopper includes a stopper protruding portion and is fixed to an inner surface of the cylindrical portion. The cylindrical portion includes a cylindrical portion protruding portion that opposes an outer surface of the stopper. Adhesive is included between the cylindrical portion and the stopper. A gap between an upper end portion of the outer surface of the stopper and an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion protruding portion defines a first tapered gap. A gap between a lower end portion of the outer surface of the stopper and an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion defines a second tapered gap. The adhesive is included in the first tapered gap and the second tapered gap. The stator includes an annular or substantially annular surface below the second tapered gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: NIDEC CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8659195
    Abstract: There is provided a compressor provided with a motor rotor capable of suppressing a decrease in oil separation efficiency and avoiding a decrease in motor efficiency. A motor rotor (10) includes a substantially cylindrical rotor laminated steel plate including a permanent magnet therein. The rotor laminated steel plate includes a plurality of refrigerant gas holes (18) passing therethrough in the axial direction and a plurality of rivet holes (20) arranged in the circumferential direction and passing therethrough in the axial direction. At least one of the rivet holes (20) is used as a positioning hole (20b) to insert a positioning pin for positioning in the rotation direction at the time of rotor magnetization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu General Limited
    Inventor: Junya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140028132
    Abstract: Flywheel systems are disclosed that provide increased energy density and operational effectiveness. A first bearingless motor and a second bearingless motor may be configured to simultaneously suspend the central rotor in a radial direction and to rotate the central rotor. However, certain implementations may have one motor or more than two motors, depending on the design. A plurality of the flywheel systems may be collectively controlled to perform community energy storage with higher storage capacities than individual flywheel systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: U.S.A., as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Ralph H. Jansen, Larry M. Trase, Timothy P. Dever, Peter E. Kascak, Kraft G. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8575800
    Abstract: An electric motor includes an upper housing, a lower housing including a flange for mounting the upper housing thereon and a cone-shaped portion extending away from the flange and the upper housing. The electric motor further includes a stator assembly formed of a first core having a first height and fitted into the upper housing, a rotor assembly rigidly joined to a shaft to rotate therewith within the stator assembly and formed of a second core having a second height, and a hub connected to a lower end of the shaft to rotate therewith in relation to the cone-shaped portion. The hub is configured to secure an operable implement to the electric motor. The second height is greater than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Ivan E. Fox, Christopher K. Wyatt, Jim Hendershot
  • Publication number: 20130285490
    Abstract: Systems and methods involving reconfigurable rotating masses are disclosed. One embodiment may take the form of a system having a motor and coupled weights attached to the motor. Operation of the motor rotates the coupled weights and the weights are dynamically reconfigurable to change the location of the center of mass relative to an axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Fletcher Rothkopf, Colin M. Ely
  • Publication number: 20130263599
    Abstract: A thermal magnetic engine and a thermal magnetic engine system are disclosed. The thermal magnetic engine includes a fixed element, a rotation element, working fluid and a fin structure. The rotation element includes a working material. The rotation element rotates relative to the fixed element. The working fluid flows through the rotation element and forms a temperature difference on the working material. The fin structure is disposed on the rotation element. The rotation element rotates along a rotating direction due to the temperature difference on the working material and/or due to the flowing of the first working fluid through the fin structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chung-Jung KUO, Tze-Chern MAO, Min-Tsz LIN, Chieh-Cheng LIU, Mao-Jen HSU, Ya-Yun CHENG, Cheng-Yen SHIH
  • Publication number: 20130180247
    Abstract: An electro-hydraulic drive system for a work machine which drives an upper rotary body by controlling a flow rate of a hydraulic fluid by a control valve, includes an electro-hydraulic pump including a hydraulic pump driven by an engine, and a first electric motor, and an electro-hydraulic motor including a hydraulic motor rotated by the hydraulic oil supplied from the electro-hydraulic pump, and a second electric motor, and a controller which determines an operating state of the first electric motor and an operating state of the second electric motor based on a load of the electro-hydraulic pump and a load of the electro-hydraulic motor, and is able to perform an efficient operation by using a hydraulic pressure (fluid pressure) and electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamada, Ryo Yamamoto, Yukito Imamura
  • Publication number: 20130177394
    Abstract: An electricity-oil hybrid motor 1 includes an oil-pressure motor 10 and an electric motor 30. The electricity-oil hybrid motor 1 includes a rotating shaft 11 and causes the rotating shaft 11 to rotate by supplied operating oil. The electric motor 30 includes a rotor 32 connected to the rotating shaft 11, a stator 33 provided around the rotor 32, and a housing 34 in which the rotor 32 and the stator 33 are accommodated. The rotor 32 and the housing 34 are provided so as to surround and cover a casing 17 of the oil-pressure motor 10. The housing 34 includes a rotating shaft accommodating space 51 in which the rotating shaft 11 is accommodated and a stator accommodating space 52 in which the stator is accommodated. A sealing member 39 configured to separate the accommodating spaces 51 and 52 is provided in the housing 34.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamada, Yukito Imamura, Tadashi Anada, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130119797
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a spindle motor in which a space part is formed between a shaft and a rotor case and a hooker part and a fixing part coupled to each other are formed at a bearing holder and a rotor case, respectively, thereby making it possible to easily prevent floating of a rotor without using a separate component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Yeong Park, Yeol Choi, Ho Jun Yoo
  • Publication number: 20130106213
    Abstract: There is provided a spindle motor including: a sleeve rotatably supporting a shaft and having an adhesive receiving groove formed in a lower end portion thereof; and a cover member installed on the lower end portion of the sleeve and having a coupling part insertedly coupled to the adhesive receiving groove, wherein the coupling part is disposed so as to be immersed in an adhesive filling the adhesive receiving groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130069463
    Abstract: An electric motor for moving a vehicle part, the electric motor having a stator with a stator housing, a drive shaft rotatable with respect to the stator, a rotor on the drive shaft and having a rotor winding, a commutator on the drive shaft for supplying an electric current to the rotor winding, at least two brushes mounted on the stator housing, the brushes in sliding contact with the commutator for supplying electric current to the rotor winding, a bushing mounted on the drive shaft adjacent to the commutator, and a cone element mounted on the drive shaft adjacent to the bushing on a side of the bushing facing away from the commutator, the cone element having an outer surface which conforms to the shape of a cone concentrical to the drive shaft and having a tip pointing away from the bushing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Weirong Zhang, Christof Frick, Zhendong Mi, Guoxian Wu
  • Publication number: 20130026869
    Abstract: Disclosed is an EPS motor, the EPS motor including a motor housing mounted with a stator and a rotor, a rotation shaft centrally mounted at the motor housing to rotatably support the rotor, a bearing including an outer race centrally fixed at the motor housing and an inner race having a pivot hole rotatably fixing the rotation shaft, and a shaft fixing unit formed by plastically deforming a distal end of the rotation shaft having passed the pivot hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byungyong Kim
  • Publication number: 20120293025
    Abstract: An electric motor with an add-on unit, such as a gearbox unit, encoder unit or controller unit, and disclosed whereby the electric motor and add-on unit can be firmly connected to each other. For a firm connection, a shrink ring is thermally shrunk on to the electric motor and add-on unit in the area of the joint so that the shrink ring covers the joint. A method is also disclosed for producing the connection, wherein a temperature difference is first created between the shrink ring on the one hand and the electric motor as well as add-on unit on the other hand, whereby furthermore the temperature of the shrink ring is greater than the temperature of the electric motor and add-on unit and whereby the components are then joined together and held so that the shrink ring shrinks on to the electric motor and add-on unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Maxon Motor AG
    Inventors: Tsuneo SUZUKI, Joachim NEUMANN, Wolfgang STRICKER, Dominik FREY
  • Patent number: 8299663
    Abstract: An arrangement for cooling an electrical machine is provided. The electrical machine includes a rotor and a stator, an air-gap being between the rotor and the stator. The stator includes a plurality of stacked laminate-plates. The laminate-plates include on a first side, which is facing the air-gap, a plurality of slots containing metal-windings of a stator-coil. The laminate-plates are positioned and fixed by a structural support and by end-plates in relation to a central-part of the stator. A joint cavity is formed by the end-plates, the central-part of the stator and an internal surface of the laminate-plates. The internal surface is defined by a second side of the laminate-plates, the second side being opposite to the first side. The cavity is coupled with an air-cooling-arrangement, which is arranged and used to circulate a cooling gaseous medium from the cavity to the air-gap and the laminate-plates back into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Uffe Eriksen, Soeren Gundtoft
  • Publication number: 20120263602
    Abstract: An access means for providing access to components within a stationary housing arrangement of an electrical machine with a stationary part and a rotatable part includes an arrangement of permanent fixtures arranged on the stationary housing arrangement of the electrical machine. Further, an electrical machine with a stationary part and a rotatable part is provided, which electrical machine includes such an access means arranged in a stationary housing arrangement of the electrical machine. Also, a wind turbine with such an electrical machine is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: James Kenneth BOOTH
  • Publication number: 20120217827
    Abstract: An electromechanical device includes at least one magnetic coil formed of an electric wire coated with a first insulating material wound a plurality of times to have a ring-like shape, and an insulating section made of a second insulating material and disposed so as to cover at least apart of the magnetic coil, and a withstand voltage between an outside of the insulating section and the magnetic coil across the insulating section is higher than a withstand voltage between the electric wires adjacent to each other in the magnetic coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kesatoshi TAKEUCHI, Yojiro OKAKURA
  • Patent number: 8237317
    Abstract: A device for moving a movable structural component with respect to a stationary structural component includes a first fastening element which can be fastened to the movable structural component, and a housing tube having a second fastening element which can be fastened to the stationary structural component. A spindle drive for moving the first fastening element axially relative to the housing between an extended position and a retracted position includes a spindle nut arranged on a threaded spindle. An electric motor arranged in the housing tube drives one of the spindle nut and the threaded spindle in rotation. A power supply for supplying power to the electric motor includes a power output stage arranged in the housing tube, wherein the power output stage is shielded from electrical and magnetic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Stabilus GmbH
    Inventors: Marian Bochen, Rolf Mintgen
  • Patent number: 8198764
    Abstract: An air-gap is between a rotor and a stator. The stator comprises a number of stacked laminate-plates. The laminate-plates are positioned and fixed by a structural support and by end-plates in relation to a central-part of the stator to achieve the air-gap. A cavity is formed by the end-plates, the central-part of the stator, the air-gap and an internal surface of the rotor. An air-cooling arrangement is arranged and used to circulate a gaseous medium for cooling purposes inside the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: James Kenneth Booth, Uffe Eriksen, Soeren Gundtoft, Jacob Blach Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8179583
    Abstract: An actuator includes a movable plate having a plate shape, a pair of axial parts that is elastically deformable and supporting the movable plate rotatable, and a tension adjuster adjusting tension on an axial direction of the pair of the axial parts and including a torsional axis that is formed jointly or integrally with one of the axial parts and disposed orthogonally to the axial direction of the axial parts, and a drive source that torsionally deforms the torsional axis, wherein the torsional axis is torsionally deformed through the action of the drive source and a spring constant of the pair of the axial parts is adjusted by adjusting the tension on the pair of the axial parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Yoda
  • Patent number: 8154160
    Abstract: A drive device control unit that controls a drive device including a rotating electrical machine, the drive device control unit includes a control substrate that controls the drive device; a switching element module that forms an inverter that drives the rotating electrical machine; a smoothing capacitor that smoothes an input power supply of the inverter; a first base having the switching element module fixed thereto; and a second base supported by the first base and having the smoothing capacitor fixed to a first surface of the second base, wherein the control substrate is fixed to a second surface of the second base opposite to the first surface having the smoothing capacitor fixed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kakuda, Ryohei Kubo
  • Publication number: 20120076277
    Abstract: A component for introducing disturbances into the magnetic field of an asynchronous motor by altering a reluctance of the motor is disclosed. An asynchronous motor is provided that includes a stator having a plurality of windings that is configured to generate a rotating magnetic field when a current is provided to the plurality of windings. The asynchronous motor also includes a rotor positioned within the stator configured to rotate relative thereto responsive to the rotating magnetic field and a component separate from the stator and the rotor that is positioned within the rotating magnetic field, with the component being configured to alter a magnetic reluctance of the rotor so as create a disturbance in the rotating magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Eric Bruce Biehr, Ian Strider Hunt, Ryan James Lemminger
  • Publication number: 20120049670
    Abstract: An electric motor (10) for a machine tool or the like. The electric motor (10) is provided with a shaft (12) on which an encoder disk (15) is arranged. A first bushing (17) is provided and is connected to the encoder disk (15). The encoder disk (15) is arranged with a sliding fit on the shaft (12), and rests on a stop in the axial direction. A second bushing (18) is provided, which is arranged adjacent to and at a distance from the first bushing (17) on the shaft (12), and is arranged with an interference fit on the shaft (12). A compression spring (19) is arranged between the first bushing (17) and the second bushing (18) such that the first bushing (17) is pushed against the stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: DUNKERMOTOREN GMBH
    Inventor: Bernhard Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8120216
    Abstract: The invention provides an electric motor including a tubular insulator that insulates coils of each of U, V, and W phases that makes a rotor rotated by an electromagnetic force, and a stator core around which the coils are wound; and a plurality of busbars that are fixed to the insulator to relay feed of power to the coils that constitute each phase. Ring-shaped terminals directly connected to an external driving circuit board for controlling a driving current leading to each phase of the coils, without via separate connecting members, are integrally formed in the busbars, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventor: Takatoshi Sakata
  • Publication number: 20120007455
    Abstract: There is provided a compressor provided with a motor rotor capable of suppressing a decrease in oil separation efficiency and avoiding a decrease in motor efficiency. A motor rotor (10) includes a substantially cylindrical rotor laminated steel plate including a permanent magnet therein. The rotor laminated steel plate includes a plurality of refrigerant gas holes (18) passing therethrough in the axial direction and a plurality of rivet holes (20) arranged in the circumferential direction and passing therethrough in the axial direction. At least one of the rivet holes (20) is used as a positioning hole (20b) to insert a positioning pin for positioning in the rotation direction at the time of rotor magnetization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Junya Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110316370
    Abstract: In accordance to an aspect of the disclosed embodiments, a substrate transport apparatus is provided. The substrate transport apparatus includes a frame defining a chamber, at least one stator module embedded at least partly into a peripheral wall of the chamber, the at least one stator module defining an axis of rotation. The substrate transport apparatus further includes at least one rotor substantially concentrically disposed relative to the at least one stator module about the axis of rotation, the at least one rotor being configured to interface with the at least one stator module and being suspended by a respective one of the at least one stator module substantially without contact within the chamber. The substrate transport apparatus further includes at least one substrate transport arm connected to the at least one rotor and having at least one end effector configured to hold at least one substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander G. Krupyshev, Christopher Hofmeister