Connectors, Terminals Or Lead-ins Patents (Class 310/71)
  • Patent number: 10790626
    Abstract: Provided is a busbar assembly including a busbar body having an inner radius and an outer radius, and a plurality of terminals coupled to the busbar body and including bodies and electrodes, wherein all the electrodes of the plurality of the terminals are disposed between the inner radius and the outer radius, the plurality of the terminals are disposed at the same height, and at least two terminals among the plurality of the terminals are disposed at different locations around a center of the busbar body in radial and circumferential directions. Thus, an advantageous effect is provided in that a manufacturing cost may be reduced by significantly reducing an amount of generated scrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Kyu Lee, Hee Soo Lim
  • Patent number: 10780849
    Abstract: Presented are electric drive unit (EDU) assemblies with integrated power electronics, methods for making/operating such EDU assemblies, and motor vehicles equipped with such EDU assemblies. An EDU assembly includes an outer housing that mounts to a vehicle body. The EDU outer housing has internal motor and transmission chambers and an external cavity. A traction motor is mounted inside the motor chamber and drives one or more vehicle wheels to thereby propel the vehicle. A gear train is mounted inside the transmission chamber and drivingly connects the traction motor to the vehicle wheels. An integrated power electronics (IPE) unit, which is operable to control the traction motor, includes an IPE outer housing with a housing chassis mounted inside the external cavity, and a main housing mounted on the housing chassis to define therebetween a power electronics (PE) chamber. Multiple integrated circuit (IC) PE modules are mounted inside the PE chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Pete R. Garcia, John A. Diemer, Konstantinos Triantos, James Korsedal, Patrick S. Portell
  • Patent number: 10766418
    Abstract: This invention intends to enhance space efficiency in an electric retractable view device for a vehicle. A motor drives a view device rotating section to rotate in a direction around an axis of a shaft. A circuit board supplies electric drive power to the motor. The circuit board is disposed vertically between the shaft and the motor. The circuit board includes motor connection terminals and a connector connection terminal. The motor connection terminals are connected to motor terminals of the motor. A connector of an external electric power supply wiring is connected to the connector connection terminal. In a state in which the motor connection terminals are connected to the motor terminals, the connector connection terminal is disposed below the motor connection terminals between the circuit board and the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Motomiya, Kenji Ichikawa, Takayuki Miyazaki, Mizuki Toyama
  • Patent number: 10763716
    Abstract: An axial-air-gap rotating electric machine with a stator bobbin is provided. The bobbin renders the respective turn counts of windings in the machine the same and minimizes the lengths of connecting wires between continuous windings regardless of the continuous turn count, the direction in which each winding is wound, and whether the number of stages is odd or even. The bobbin, which has a tubular shape that substantially matches the exterior shape of a core, is provided with flanges that extend outwards from near the respective openings in the bobbin. One of the flanges has two first notches, and the other flange has a second notch. The axial positions of the starting and finishing ends of coils on adjacent stator cores are the same, and the flanges containing the notches through which the ends of the coils are run are on the same side with respect to the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirooki Tokoi, Daisuke Kitajima, Tomonori Kawagoe, Katsuyuki Yamazaki, Toru Sakai, Shuuichi Takahashi, Toshifumi Suzuki, Norihisa Iwasaki, Ryousou Masaki, Yuji Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10756600
    Abstract: To reduce an axial voltage while securing a high output, high efficiency, and assemblability of an axial gap rotary electric machine. An axial gap rotary electric machine includes: a stator, formed by arranging a plurality of core members circularly about a shaft in a direction in which magnetic lines are parallel with the shaft, the core member having at least an iron core and a coil wound around an outer circumference of the iron core; at least one rotor facing the stator with a predetermined air gap interposed therebetween in a shaft axial direction; and a housing having an inner circumferential surface opposing the stator and the rotor in a radial direction. The axial gap rotary electric machine further includes a wiring board that has: a bus portion continuous in the circumferential direction; a coil connection portion protruding from the bus portion and connected to the coil; and an external connection portion protruding from the bus portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirooki Tokoi, Yuji Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10756595
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air pulse device (1) suitable for equipping a ventilation, heating and/or air-conditioning system of a motor vehicle. The air pulse device (1) comprises a carrier (4) on which an electric motor (2) equipped with connectors (6) and a control board (5) equipped with contact switches (7) are mounted. A sealing member (13) has openings (14) whereby said sealing member (13) individually grips the end portion (8) of the connectors (6) prior to the engagement thereof with the contact switches (7). The sealing member (13) has sealing elements (42) inserted between the carrier (4) and the heat sink (11), extending in a transverse direction towards the outside of the channels (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Morgan Le Goff, Geoffroy Capoulun, Emmanuel Rudloff
  • Patent number: 10756592
    Abstract: A stator for an electric motor, connected to a circuit board, comprising a stator housing in which several winding arrangements consisting of winding wires wound to form coils are arranged. Contact support receptacles are formed on the stator housing, in which, in each case, an insulation displacement contact element is introduced, which establishes an electrical contact between, in each case, a winding arrangement and a jumper wire on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Paul Mezger, Alexander Rybak
  • Patent number: 10756593
    Abstract: A drive apparatus is provided which includes a motor and a control unit. The control unit has a heat sink secured to a cover. The motor is equipped with leads extending toward the control unit through a housing. The control unit has a substrate which is equipped with connectors detachably joined to the leads, thereby eliminating soldering or welding to achieve an electrical connection of the motor and the control unit. Such a connection is accomplished by inserting the leads into the connectors, thus eliminating the need for a special and large-sized equipment and resulting in a decrease in production cost of the drive apparatus. The non-destructive disassembling of the motor and the control unit is achieved by disengaging them from each other to remove the second terminal from the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naohiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10749400
    Abstract: A bus bar unit is provided with a plurality of bus bars and an insulating holder. The insulating holder holds the bus bars in a parallel arrangement and insulates between the bus bars. The insulating holder includes a molded portion, a wall portion and a groove portion. The molded portion covers an entire periphery of at least one bus bar from among the plurality of the bus bars. The wall portion is provided at a position spaced apart from a side surface of the molded portion to insulate the bus bars. The groove portion holds a remaining bus bar between the molded portion and the wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Tokai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Kumakura, Yusuke Horino, Yosuke Ota
  • Patent number: 10749407
    Abstract: A generator assembly for harvesting energy in a bearing arrangement having a first ring and a second ring is provided. The generator assembly includes a plurality of coils attached to the first ring and configured to interact with a magnet ring with alternating magnetization directions attached to the second ring, and a plug connector for supplying power generated by the generator assembly to external devices. The first ring is an outer ring of the bearing, the groove is formed on an outer circumference of the first ring and is helicoidally shaped, and a helix angle of the groove is 45° or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Georgo Angelis, Nicolaas Simon Willem Den Haak, Koos Welling
  • Patent number: 10739215
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sensor apparatus including a rotor, a stator disposed outside the rotor, a sensing part configured to measure a magnetic field generated between the rotor and the stator, a housing which accommodates the rotor and the stator, a sensor module disposed in the housing, and a protrusion which protrudes from an outer circumferential surface of the housing and includes a spherical surface in point contact with an external fixing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10742003
    Abstract: A bus bar unit includes a bus bar holder on one side in an axial direction of an annular stator around a central axis extending in a vertical direction, a bus bar extending along a plane perpendicular to the axial direction and fixed to the bus bar holder, and an external connection terminal connected to the bus bar and extending upward from the bus bar. The bus bar includes a wire and a terminal connector located on one end thereof and connected to the external connection terminal, a first lead wire connector located on the other end thereof and connected to a lead wire extending from the stator, a second lead wire connector located between the terminal connector and the first lead wire connector, and a first linear portion to connect the first and second lead wire connectors and having a linear shape when viewed in the axial direction. Each of the first and the second lead wire connectors has a U-shape that opens in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunsuke Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10742096
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a power supply terminal connection assembly supplied with current from an external power supply, a first motor circuit that generates current to be supplied to a first winding, a first motor terminal connection assembly that supplies the current to the first winding from the first motor circuit, a second motor circuit that generates current to be supplied to a second winding, a second motor terminal connection assembly that supplies the current to the second winding from the second motor circuit, a first region, and a second region, in which the power supply terminal connection assembly is in the first region or the second region on a side of one end portion of a border line between the first and the second region, and the first and second motor terminal connection assemblies are on a side of another end portion of the border line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC ELESYS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Osamu Maeshima
  • Patent number: 10715000
    Abstract: The invention relates mainly to a rotary electrical machine comprising: a rotor (12); a device (51) for measurement of the angular position of the rotor (12); a stator (11) comprising: a body comprising a plurality of notches; a winding (24) comprising a plurality of phase windings, each having a winding input and a winding output; each phase winding being formed by a plurality of pins (45) inserted in the notches and forming a chignon (40); at least one connector (48) which connects two pins of a single winding; the connector (48) extending opposite the measurement element (52); the connector (48) comprising a portion which is situated radially between an outer periphery of the body (23) and a base of a notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur
    Inventors: Khadija El Baraka, Svetislav Jugovic
  • Patent number: 10707715
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes a cluster block, which accommodates a connecting terminal. The connecting terminal connects an electric motor to a motor driving circuit. A second insulator includes a tubular base, extended portions, which extend from the base, and insulator flanges. Each insulator flange is located on an opposite end of each extended portion from the base. The cluster block is fastened to some of the insulator flanges on the opposite side of the insulator flanges from the extended portions. The cluster block includes a second wall, which faces some of the insulator flanges. The second wall includes engagement pieces, which project in the radial direction of the rotary shaft. The engagement pieces are each fitted to an opening portion, which is a gap between the insulator flanges that are adjacent to each other in the circumferential direction of the rotary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Shozo Hamana, Taku Adaniya
  • Patent number: 10707719
    Abstract: A motor assembly includes a motor, a controller for controlling at least one aspect of operation of the motor, a housing, and an insulation system. The housing defines a motor chamber at least substantially receiving the motor and a controller chamber at least substantially receiving the controller. The housing includes a generally annular sidewall at least in part defining the controller chamber. The sidewall includes an electrically conductive portion adjacent the controller, such that a generally radially extending potentially electrical pathway is defined between the controller and the electrically conductive portion. The insulation system extends along the electrically conductive portion, in electrically insulative engagement therewith, to at least in part obstruct the pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Chetan O. Modi, Douglas D. Glenn, Jeffrey S. Sherman, James L. Skinner
  • Patent number: 10707705
    Abstract: A motor includes: a rotor having a permanent magnet and a stator having salient poles with coils. First to sixth salient pole groups each having n salient poles are arranged along a circumferential direction. The salient pole groups to which electric currents of the same phase are supplied are displaced from each other by 180 degrees in mechanical angle. Each salient pole has a straight shape. A coil group on the salient poles of each salient pole group is formed by connecting the n coils in series, winding directions of the coils of adjacent salient poles are opposite to each other, the coils are connected to each other at a distal or a proximal end side of the salient pole by a connecting wire between the adjacent salient poles, and the connecting wires have a reverse relationship with respect to the distal or the proximal end side between adjacent slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO MOTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Hasebe, Tomoyuki Kodaira
  • Patent number: 10707717
    Abstract: A stator according to an embodiment includes a stator core that includes a plurality of teeth that extend from a ring-shaped body part in one radial direction thereof, an insulator that covers the plurality of teeth from both sides in an axial direction of the stator core, a coil that is wound around each of the plurality of teeth via the insulator, a terminal block part that extends from the insulator in a radial direction opposite to the one radial direction, includes a plurality of terminals with a terminal end of a winding wire that composes the coil being bound to one end thereof, and is formed integrally with the insulator, and a connector housing that includes a connection part for the terminal block part, stores another end of each of the plurality of terminals, and is connected to an external connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventor: Naohiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10700471
    Abstract: A system, method and arrangement (100) for connecting and fixing an electronic control (50) to an airtight compressor (200) comprising a printed-circuit board (10), an outer housing (150) and an electronic control connector (30), the electronic control (50) and the electronic control connector (30) being arranged on the printed-circuit board (10), the electronic control connector (30) being electrically connected to the electronic control (50), the printed-circuit board (10) simultaneously establishing contact with the airtight compressor (200) by contact with the fence (201) of the airtight compressor (200), electric connection with the airtight compressor (200) by an electric connection between the electronic control connector (30) and an airtight compressor connector (210) and establishing grounding an electromagnetic interference filtering circuit (130) with the airtight compressor (200), the outer housing (150) encapsulating the printed-circuit board (10) and being fixed to the fence (201) of the airtigh
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Embraco Indústria de Compressores e Soluções em Refrigeração Ltda.
    Inventors: Rafael Burg Rech, Marcelo Zanelato
  • Patent number: 10696320
    Abstract: In the electric power steering apparatus according to the present invention, a circuit board and an intermediate member are disposed so as to be juxtaposed in an axial direction of a rotating shaft, a connector is formed integrally on the intermediate member, and is disposed so as to pass through and protrude from a notch in a housing, and at least one of a cylindrical portion of a motor case, a frame, and the housing is configured so as to bear stress in the axial direction of the rotating shaft, that acts on the connector during insertion and removal of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihito Asao, Akihiko Mori
  • Patent number: 10700574
    Abstract: Provided is a motor which includes a housing; a stator disposed in the housing, a rotor disposed in the stator, and a busbar disposed on one side of the stator, wherein the stator includes, a stator core, a coil wound around the stator core, and an insulator disposed between the stator core and the coil, the insulator includes, an outer circumferential part that faces the housing, an inner circumferential part that faces the rotor, and an extension part that protrudes from the inner circumferential part toward the busbar, the busbar includes a guide that protrudes from an inner circumferential surface thereof, and the extension part is in contact with the inner circumferential surface of the busbar and a lateral surface of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Woong Seon Ryu
  • Patent number: 10693335
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and methods to join leads of stator windings to components of an electric machine, such as a bus bar of a stator of the electric machine. Systems and methods include modifying a surface of the lead and laser welding the surface-modified lead to the bus bar. Systems and methods can include reducing the reflectivity of the lead by imparting a non-smooth surface on the lead, thereby allowing a laser to deliver concentrated energy onto the lead. The surface-modified lead can include knurled surface, a pattern of raised grooves stamped into the surface of the lead, or a roughened surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Faraday & Future Inc.
    Inventor: Dang Dinh Dang
  • Patent number: 10680496
    Abstract: Various examples, relating to motor attachment, a motor attachment structure, substrate processing apparatus are disclosed. The present disclosure exemplifies a motor attachment bracket including a plate-shaped motor mounting portion which an output shaft insertion hole through which an output shaft of a motor is inserted penetrates, and to which the motor the output shaft of which is inserted through the output shaft insertion hole is fixed. A fluid path in which a cooling fluid is circulated is formed in a metal member formed with the motor mounting portion, a motor attachment structure using the motor attachment bracket, and a substrate processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10680491
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided that allow for easy replacement of a motor assembly in a fuel dispensing unit. In one embodiment, a protective end cap for use with a motor assembly is provided and includes a junction box housing having a sealed end that can couple to a motor, and an opposite open end that can couple to an end plate. The junction box housing can be configured to house a junction box that allows electrical wires extending through the end plate to couple to electrical wires extending from the motor through the sealed end of the junction box housing. A motor assembly having a junction box housing and methods for replacing a motor assembly in a fuel dispenser are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems LLC
    Inventors: Bengt I. Larsson, Mattias G. Martensson
  • Patent number: 10673307
    Abstract: A motor includes a shaft with a central axis along an up and down direction as a center, a cylindrical rotor main body fixed to the shaft, a rotor fan fixed to the shaft at an upper side of the rotor main body, an armature facing the rotor main body in a radial direction, a bus bar electrically connecting the armature to an external power supply, a bus bar holding portion that holds the bus bar, and a housing that accommodates the rotor main body, the rotor fan, the armature, the bus bar, and the bus bar holding portion therein. The housing includes a first opening positioned above the armature and a second opening below the armature in the up and down direction. The bus bar holding portion is disposed outward the rotor fan in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Makino, Satoshi Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 10666111
    Abstract: This invention is concerning a rotary electric machine 1, this electric motor 1 being provided with an inner cylinder 2, a rotor 3 provided so as to be rotatable inside the inner cylinder 2, a stator 4 fixed to the inner cylinder 2 and separated via a gap from an outer periphery of the rotor 3, and an outer cylinder 8 that covers an entire periphery of the inner cylinder 2 and forms a space 15, which serves as a coolant passage, in conjunction with the inner cylinder 2, wherein both ends of the inner cylinder 2 and the outer cylinder 8 in an axial direction are fixed to each other by cylinder welding portions 9 formed by welding. Accordingly, a rotary electric machine that is small and light can be obtained at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Ohashi, Shoichiro Nishitani, Keisuke Murase, Akihiro Yamamura
  • Patent number: 10658900
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power electronics module for operating a hybrid module for a hybrid drive unit, said hybrid module includes an E-motor which can produce a drive torque of the hybrid drive unit. The power electronics module includes an E-motor connection on the power electronics module side which has a contact device on the power electronics module side which is connected to the power electronics module for directly connecting to a contact device on the hybrid module side provided on the hybrid module, of a hybrid module-sided E-motor power connection. The invention also relates to a hybrid module for a hybrid drive unit and to a method for mounting and/or assembling a hybrid module for a hybrid drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Mackowiak, Cedric Blaes, Andreas Trinkenschuh
  • Patent number: 10637332
    Abstract: An electric actuator is provided. The electric actuator includes a motor, a deceleration mechanism, case, an output part, a first rotation sensor and a holding member that holds the first rotation sensor in the case. The case includes a first recess that is recessed from an inner surface of the case to one side in a first direction and a support surface that faces the other side in the first direction. The first rotation sensor includes a sensor main body which includes a sensor chip and is accommodated in the first recess and a projection that protrudes in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction from the sensor main body. The projection is supported on the support surface from one side in the first direction. The sensor main body is disposed on the other side in the first direction away from the bottom surface of the first recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shirai, Toshiaki Nakamura, Yutaka Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10637308
    Abstract: This invention, is concerning a rotary electrical machine, wherein, where Q is the number of a plurality of slots, P is the number of a plurality of magnets, gcd(Q, P) is the greatest common divisor of Q and P, m is the number of phases, and one position group is defined as a set of m positions spaced from each other along the circumferential direction of the armature core by a pitch of an angle of [360/{gcd(Q, p)×m}]°, an armature core is: formed by connection of a plurality of core pieces at connection positions that are set to positions included in one or more respective position groups from among gcd(Q, P) position groups formed at equal pitch along the circumferential direction of the armature core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Umeda, Yasuki Kimura, Akira Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10629521
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to obtain a molded module with which improvements are achieved in the packaging ability and heat dissipation performance of an inverter module itself, and in the mounting capacity of a peripheral mounting component such as a substrate, which must be taken into consideration in relation to the shape of the module. Provided is a molded module for use in power electronics, having an inbuilt semiconductor element used to supply and control a large amount of power, the molded module including at least one semiconductor switching element provided in the module and a lead frame that dissipates heat from the switching element and electrically connects an element packaged in the module to an external circuit, wherein at least one end of the module is molded in a curved shape or a polygonal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Okanoue, Masaaki Tanigawa, Kensuke Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10630131
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stator (10) and to a method for producing a stator (10) for an electric machine (12), comprising a stator body (34) which has radial stator teeth (14) for receiving sub-coils (17) of an electric winding (16). An insulating plate (40) with guide elements (44) for connection wires (30, 31) is arranged between the sub-coils (17) on an end face (39) of the stator body (34), and a separately produced wiring plate (52) is arranged axially over the insulating plate (40), said wiring plate having conductor elements (63) for electrically contacting the connection wires (30, 31) with customer-specific connection plugs (56) of a controller. The wiring plate (52) is supported directly on the end face (39) of the stator body (34) by means of spacers (84).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Konstantin Haberkorn, Christian Aumann, Tamas Csoti
  • Patent number: 10622861
    Abstract: A stator that includes a stator core including a plurality of teeth with a slot in between; a plurality of coils each formed of a conductor, each of the coils including: an accommodated portion accommodated in the corresponding slot, a coil end disposed on an outer side of an end face of the stator core, and a lead wire protruding from the accommodated portion and extending radially outward of the stator core; and a connector connected to ends of the lead wires of the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Hashimoto, Shingo Sato, Kiyotaka Koga
  • Patent number: 10622864
    Abstract: An electric motor unit includes an electric motor and a connection module. The electric motor includes motor coils, a stator and a rotor. The electrical connection module includes a power feed bus bar and a neutral bus bar. The power feed bus bar includes power feed collars for each phase, in which terminal portions for each phase are arranged. The neutral bus bar includes a neutral collar in which neutral terminal portions are arranged. When viewed in a direction intersecting with a second cross section, which intersects with a first cross section containing all the neutral terminal portions, the minimum distance between a second cross-section neutral terminal row on the second cross section and a second cross-section power feed terminal row on the second cross section is greater than zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Hiramitsu, Ryohei Shigeta, Yoshinao Iwase, Keita Nomura, Masayuki Kikuchi, Yoshiyasu Sakai
  • Patent number: 10618545
    Abstract: In an electric power steering apparatus, a control unit includes: a power module that is in surface contact with a heatsink, and in which a plurality of switching elements are mounted internally; a holder that places the power module in close contact with the heat sink, and that also positions the power module; and a controlling circuit board that is disposed so as to be separated axially from the holder, and on which a central processing unit (CPU) is mounted; and the power module is disposed on a first surface of a first side of the holder, and a circumferential surface of a capacitor that suppresses electric power supply pulsation is disposed so as to be in close contact with a capacitor recess portion that is formed on a second surface of a second side of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihito Asao, Akihiko Mori
  • Patent number: 10615660
    Abstract: A motor of a disk drive includes a stationary portion, a bearing portion attached to the stationary portion, and a rotating portion supported by the stationary portion to be rotatable about a central axis through the bearing portion. The stationary portion includes a stator in which multiple coils annularly extend around the central axis, and a base portion located below the stator. The base portion is a portion of a housing that defines an internal space accommodating the rotating portion, the bearing portion, and the stator. The base portion includes a through hole that guides a lead drawn from the coil from the internal space of the housing to the outside. The through hole is filled with an adhesive, and includes an inclined hole that is inclined axially downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10608500
    Abstract: In an impact driver, a stator is made compact to accommodate a brushless motor in a reduced space, thereby keeping a housing compact, and productivity and handleability are also improved. The impact driver includes a brushless motor including a stator in which coils are wound and that includes fusing terminals at which the coils are fused, and a rotor capable of rotating relative to the stator, lead wires for supplying power to the coils, respectively, and lead wire-side terminals to which the lead wires are connected, respectively. The fusing terminals and the lead wire-side terminals are connected to each other at a predetermined position (a connection plate) in a circumferential direction of the stator by means of screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Nagahama
  • Patent number: 10601276
    Abstract: Electric machine having a rotor and a stator with stator coils arranged thereon, a wiring arrangement with a conductor support element and with connection conductors arranged at the latter, which connection conductors are connected to winding ends of the stator coils inside a wiring area. The wiring area is filled with an insulating potting material. The potting material has a cable feedthrough structure in the form of a free space forming a passage through the potting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Matthias Rauch, Manfred Zimmer, Christian Brueckner
  • Patent number: 10576690
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with: an insulation holder formed of a thermoplastic resin material and having a first opening; a wire connection ring formed of a thermoplastic resin material and having a second opening; and a joining component inserted astride in the first opening and the second opening, the joining component being formed of a metal material having a higher melting point than those of the thermoplastic resin materials, the joining component having a higher stiffness than those of the insulation holder and the wire connection ring, wherein a welded part is formed by welding in at least a part of an area where each of the insulation holder and the wire connection ring has contact with the joining component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiki Kuwahara, Ryuichi Kitora, Akihiro Yamamura, Shogo Okamoto, Masashi Nakamura, Shinichiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10574113
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric motor (1) comprising —a fitting (10) having a plurality of teeth (20) and grooves (30) formed between the teeth (20), —at least one winding (40) formed by a winding conductor (42), wherein at least a part of the winding (40) extends within one of the grooves (30), —an insulating element (50) which electrically separates the winding (40) from the fitting (10). It is proposed according to the invention that the insulating element (50) comprises a guide means (52) which is formed within one of the grooves (30), the guide means (52) guiding a winding conductor section (44) of a winding conductor (42) and the winding conductor (42) being guided out of the fitting (10) by the guide means (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Harold Bitzer, Peter Hauser, Ralf Lehmann, Wolfgang Glueck
  • Patent number: 10574121
    Abstract: A base plate assembly of a stator for an electric rotary machine has: plural first coil units disposed in a circumferential direction such that an inner side connection coil and an outer side connection coil are integrally formed with a first divided plate and the adjacent first divided plates are overlapped with each other in an axial direction; at least one second coil unit provided between the adjacent first coil units, in which the inner side connection coil is integrally formed with a second divided plate provided to extend on a plane on which the inner side connection coil is disposed; and at least one third coil unit provided between the adjacent first coil units, in which the outer side connection coil is integrally formed with a third divided plate provided to extend on a plane on which the outer side connection coil is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadanobu Takahashi, Tomotaka Iki
  • Patent number: 10574120
    Abstract: Provided is an inverter built-in brushless direct current (BLDC) motor, in which an inverter housing and a cover are coupled to each other by having a connector block interposed therebetween, a sealing portion formed in the connector block seals between a circumference in a height direction and a length direction of the connector block and an inner side surface of the inverter housing and the cover, and a space between an electric wire penetrating through an electric wire through hole and the connector block, thereby simplifying parts for forming a watertight structure, easily sealing between the inverter unit and the connector block and sealing between the connector block and the electric wire, and reducing a package size including a connector block assembling part formed in the inverter unit and the connector block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hanon Systems
    Inventors: Ho Bin Im, Sang Hun Kim, Tae Wan Kim, Hee Kwon Park, Kyung Hun Jung, Seong Kook Cho
  • Patent number: 10566871
    Abstract: A motor, may include a rotor having a shaft which has its center on a center axis extending in one direction; a stator which surrounds the rotor in the axial circumference, and includes a plurality of coils; and bus bars connecting coil ends extending from the coils. The bus bars may include a plate shape member bent in a thickness direction, a width direction of the bus bars being identical to an axial direction of the motor. Each of the bus bars may include a main body portion, and a coil end connection portion which extends from the main body portion and grips one of the coil ends at an opening that is open toward one direction within a plane perpendicular to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sambuichi, Kosuke Ogawa, Takashi Hattori
  • Patent number: 10566870
    Abstract: A motor, may include a rotor having a shaft which has its center on a center axis extending in one direction; a stator which surrounds the rotor in the axial circumference, and includes a plurality of coils; and bus bars connecting coil ends extending from the coils. The bus bars may include a plate shape member bent in a thickness direction, a width direction of the bus bars being identical to an axial direction of the motor. Each of the bus bars may include a main body portion, and a coil end connection portion which extends from the main body portion and grips one of the coil ends at an opening that is open toward one direction within a plane perpendicular to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sambuichi, Kosuke Ogawa, Takashi Hattori
  • Patent number: 10547228
    Abstract: Disclosed in one embodiment is a busbar comprising: an insulating body; a plurality of neutral terminals arranged in the insulating body; and a plurality of first driving terminals, second driving terminals, and third driving terminals arranged in the insulating body, wherein the plurality of neutral terminals, first driving terminals, second driving terminals, and third driving terminals are electrically insulated, respectively, and the shape of the plurality of the first driving terminals, the second driving terminals, and the third driving terminals are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bong Bae Kong
  • Patent number: 10547219
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a rotating electric machine including a rotor and a stator. The rotating electric machine includes a stator core including a teeth part, and an air core coil. The air core coil is fitted to the teeth part. The air core coil includes curved end surfaces configured to approximately define a part of cylindrical shape at inner radial side and outer radial side. The air core coil includes approximately flat end surfaces at both circumferential sides and both axial sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Tuyoshi Nonaka, Shogo Makino, Mitsunori Kamo
  • Patent number: 10547127
    Abstract: An electrical terminal device adapted to mount to a structure, and including a electrically non-conductive substructure, an electrically non-conductive cover, a heat resistant shroud, and an electric terminal. The substructure is in contact with the structure. The cover is engaged to the substructure. The substructure and the cover define a chamber, and the substructure defines, at least in-part, a sealed passage in communication with the chamber. The heat resistant shroud substantially covers the cover. The cover is substantially located between the shroud and the substructure. The electric terminal is located in the chamber and is attached to the substructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: David S. Behling, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr., Dhaval Patel, Alan Kasner, Douglas J. Turner
  • Patent number: 10530215
    Abstract: A pump is provided with a motor arranged in a stator case, wherein a junction box is arranged at one axial end of the stator case, the junction box is provided with a tubular shell component, the first axial end of the tubular shell component is placed at the axial end of the stator case, the opposite second axial end of the tubular shell component is sealed through at least one cover piece, an operation display circuit board and a motor driving circuit board are arranged in the tubular shell component. The tubular shell component and the containing box are not provided with conductive contact pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HEFEI XINHU CANNED MOTOR PUMP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanping Han, Yan He, Jiao Zhou, Zhi Hu
  • Patent number: 10511206
    Abstract: A ceiling fan, including: a rotary shaft, a stator, and a rotor. The rotor includes an inner annular chamber, a magnetic-shoe fixation portion, a connection portion, and a bearing installation portion. The stator is housed in the inner annular chamber of the rotor. The bearing installation portion is disposed at one side of the magnetic-shoe fixation portion. One end of the connection portion is fixed on the magnetic-shoe fixation portion, and the other end of connection portion is fixed on the bearing installation portion. The magnetic-shoe fixation portion, the bearing installation portion are integrated with the connection portion. The geometric centers of the rotary shaft, the stator, the magnetic-shoe fixation portion, and the bearing installation portion are located in a straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: FOSHAN CARRO ELECTRICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiansheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10505423
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to a bus bar unit for providing three phases of electric current to the windings of the stator of an electric machine while structured to have a compact footprint for fitting within the enclosure of the electric machine. Each winding can have a phase lead end and a neutral end extending above one face of the stator. The bus bar unit can include three phase lead bus bars and a neutral bus bar each having a planar branch with legs extending from the planar branch, each leg having a slot at an end thereof for electrically coupling with either the phase lead or the neutral end of one or more of the windings. The planar branches can be stacked such that they overlap from a top-down perspective but are spaced apart from a side perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FARADAY & FUTURE INC.
    Inventor: Dang Dinh Dang
  • Patent number: 10483825
    Abstract: A rotary actuator includes a connector housing with a hollow tube, a separate motor housing clipped to one side of the connector housing, and a separate gear and sensor housing clipped to an opposed side of the connector housing. At least a first gear and a first gear carrier are located within the interior of the hollow tube. A motor shaft extends from the motor through the connector housing into the tube and into engagement with the first gear. A sensor is seated on an exterior surface of the hollow tube and a magnet is housed in the interior of the first gear carrier. The sensor is adapted to change changes in the magnetic field generated by the magnet in response to movement of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CTS Corporation
    Inventors: Derek L. Crites, Douglas E. Cors, David A. Kolberg, Andy Rutten