Bearing Or Air-gap Adjustment Or Bearing Lubrication Patents (Class 310/90)
  • Patent number: 11614163
    Abstract: A motor control method for a shift-by-wire system recognizes a current position of a switched reluctance (SR) motor at a point in time when a shifting request is input as a start position and determines whether the current position of the SR motor is the same as a target position, applies a current for rotating the SR motor toward the target position when the current position and the target position are not the same, counts time until a point in time when an actual motion of the SR motor is sensed, performs advanced-angle control of increasing a rotation speed of the SR motor when the counted time exceeds the time reference value, and measures a current applied to the SR motor and increases the advanced-angle control or performs retarded-angle control of decreasing the rotation speed of the SR motor, depending on the measured current value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Hyundai Kefico Corporation
    Inventor: Seung-Man Choi
  • Patent number: 11616424
    Abstract: A spindle motor is provided, the motor comprising: a base plate, a PCB on the base plate, a bearing assembly arranged on the base plate, a stator coupled to a periphery of the bearing assembly, a rotor rotationally coupled to the bearing assembly, the rotor including a yoke and a magnet, and a rotation shaft rotationally coupled to the bearing assembly. The base plate includes a planar portion and a protruding portion arranged along with a periphery of the yoke, the protruding portion being apart from the yoke. The base plate is partially covered with the PCB in a region where the stator is arranged. And, a height from the planar portion to an upper surface of the protruding portion is smaller than a height from the planar portion to a lower surface of the periphery of the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hoeop Yoon
  • Patent number: 11611271
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a rotor, a stator, and an air gap formed between a magnetic device of the rotor and the stator. For the selective setting of the air gap, movement devices implemented by piezoelectric stacks are provided on the rotor and/or on the stator. The movement devices may influence radial positions of the respective magnetic device and thus set the radial air gap width. It is thereby possible to exert open-loop and/or closed-loop control over a power or torque of the electric machine without adjusting stator currents. Vibration or unbalance of the rotor may also be counteracted quickly and effectively during operation of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventors: Christian Stanek, Dieter Cramer
  • Patent number: 11611258
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an electric assembly and a vehicle having the same. The electric assembly includes: a box assembly, where an mounting plate is disposed in the box assembly, the mounting plate divides a space within the box assembly into a motor holding cavity and a transmission holding cavity that are arranged along an axial direction of a motor shaft, and the mounting plate has a shaft via-hole making the motor holding cavity and the transmission holding cavity be in communication with each other; a motor, disposed in the motor holding cavity; and a transmission, disposed in the transmission holding cavity, where the motor is power-coupled to the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Guangquan Chen, Daqi Chen, Longfei Wei, Xin Wen
  • Patent number: 11605998
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic motor with two bearings. The motor is structured so that, when loaded, the majority of the load (e.g., a radial load) is borne by one of the bearings. The bearing that bears a greater load may be larger and, thus, better suited for a heavy load. In some embodiments, the larger bearing may include rolling elements that have respective radii larger than respective radii of rolling elements of the other bearing by a ratio of at least 1.5 (150%). In some embodiments, the larger bearing may have an outer race with a radius that is greater than a radius of the outer race of the smaller bearing by a ratio of at least 1.5. In some embodiments, the motors may include a third bearing between the two bearings. The third bearing may reduce vibration in the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Himay Rashmikant Shukla
  • Patent number: 11588367
    Abstract: Provided is a motor including: a rotor, a stator, a first and second bearing, a support member, a housing including a first flat part and a cylindrical part, and a bearing holder. The cylindrical part includes: a first inner circumferential surface inside which is provided the stator; a second inner circumferential surface, a distance from the second inner circumferential surface to a central axis being greater than a distance from the first inner circumferential surface to the central axis, and the second inner circumferential surface contacting an outer circumferential surface of the bearing holder; and a stepped surface, connecting the first and the second inner circumferential surfaces, and contacting a lower surface of the bearing holder. The housing further includes a riveting part located on the second inner circumferential surface of the cylindrical part and fixing the bearing holder to the second inner circumferential surface of the cylindrical part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Quang Danh Ho, Yuhei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11584897
    Abstract: A lubricating oil composition including a major amount of a base oil, one or more calcium-containing detergents to provide at least 1000 ppmw of calcium, and one or more silicon-containing compound(s) to provide at least 50 ppmw of silicon to the lubricating oil composition, all based on the total weight of the lubricating oil composition, wherein a ratio of ppmw of silicon provided by the one or more silicon-containing compound(s) to the lubricating oil composition to the ppmw of calcium provided by the one or more calcium-containing detergent(s) to the lubricating oil composition is from 0.02 to 1. Methods of using these compositions and silicon-containing detergents are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Ashutosh Gupta, Ian Bell, Kongsheng Yang, Alexei Neverov, Joseph W. Roos, Joseph Remias
  • Patent number: 11581777
    Abstract: A motor assembly has an outer stator (40), a rotor assembly (30), a separating can (50), and a first bearing (36) and a second bearing (37). The rotor assembly (30) has an inner rotor (32) and a shaft (31) and defines an axial direction (77) and a radial direction (78) of the motor assembly (20). The motor assembly (20) has a magnetic air gap (53) between the outer stator (40) and the inner rotor (32). The separating can (50) has a split tube component (51) and a separating can base part (52). The split tube component (51) has a split tube section (54). The split tube section (54) extends through the magnetic air gap (53). The outer stator (40) is arranged around the split tube section (54). The split tube section (51) and the separating can base part (52) overlap in a first predefined axial region (55). A seal (60) is provided between the split tube section (51) and the separating can base part (52) in the first predefined axial region (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Volker Ehlers, Martin König
  • Patent number: 11569705
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to hold a holding member appropriately in a casing. A rotary electric machine includes a rotor having a drive shaft, a stator provided on an outer periphery of the rotor, a bearing B2 that rotatably supports the drive shaft, a holding member that contains an aluminum alloy member and holds the bearing, and a casing that houses the rotor, the stator, the bearing, and the holding member. The casing is made of a member that does not grow permanently or an aluminum alloy member that is permanently grown when the holding member is fixed to the casing. The holding member is in a state before permanent growth before being fixed in the casing, and the holding member grows permanently to be fixed more firmly to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Sayaka Ueno, Takayuki Kawaguchi, Shun Matsuda, Tarou Matsumae
  • Patent number: 11563353
    Abstract: To prove a motor capable of suppressing labor and costs even when the motor may be subjected to a large impact be used for a floating mobile body such as a drone. The motor (1) includes a shaft (41), a cartridge (4) including a plurality of bearings (42) that support the shaft (41), and a sleeve (43) that surrounds the bearings (42), and a housing (5) including a bottom portion (51) for receiving an impact from outside and an attaching portion (54) provided in the bottom portion (51). The bottom portion (51) of the housing (5) extends in a direction intersecting with respect to a longitudinal direction of the shaft (41), and the cartridge (4) is removably attached to the attaching portion (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Kebukawa, Katsutoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11548164
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a coating robot for coating components, having a robot base, a rotatable robot member, a pivotable proximal robot arm with two arm parts which can be rotated relative to one another and are connected to one another by a bearing ring, a pivotable distal robot arm, a robot hand axis, a connecting flange at the free end of the robot hand axis for connecting an application device and with a line arrangement which is guided from the robot base to the connecting flange for the application device. The disclosure provides that the line arrangement is passed through the first bearing ring between the two arm parts of the proximal robot arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: DÜRR SYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Andreas Collmer, Steffen Hein, Thomas Hezel
  • Patent number: 11552522
    Abstract: A rotor for an electric motor, comprising a rotor magnet and a bearing for the rotatable support on a fixed axle, the bearing comprising first and second bearing half-shells, wherein at least the first bearing half-shell is moveably arranged within the rotor body with respect to the second bearing half-shell, and wherein the first bearing half-shell is supported against the rotor body by a resilient element tangentially arranged with respect to the axle. The resilient element, at both its side surfaces facing in an axial direction of the axle, has at least one respective first protrusion extending in the axial direction, and the first bearing half-shell, on a side facing away from its bearing surface, includes at least two axially spaced second protrusions each extending in a radial direction and cooperating with the first protrusions for aligning the resilient element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI Inc.
    Inventors: Uwe Schäfer, Helmut Schneider, Felix Blaser
  • Patent number: 11549397
    Abstract: The invention relates to an exhaust gas turbocharger having a fluid dynamic bearing having a rotor (10) and a counter-bearing part (50) assigned to the rotor (10), wherein a rotor bearing surface of the rotor (10) and a counterface of the counter-bearing part (50) face each other, to form a fluid dynamic bearing, wherein the rotor bearing surface and/or the counterface form(s) a continuous bearing contour when cut longitudinally and through the axis of rotation (R) in sectional view, which bearing contour(s) are formed of at least two contour sections (44.1 to 44.3; 53.1 to 53.3) to generate fluid dynamic load capacities in both the radial and the axial directions, wherein the bearing surface of the rotor (10) is formed by a rotor part (40), which is connected to a rotor shaft (11) and is secured on the rotor shaft (11), and wherein the rotor part (40) is supported relative to the rotor shaft (11) in the area of a support section (14) of the rotor shaft (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Martin Berger, Rüdiger Kleinschmidt, Frieder Stetter, Oliver Kuhne, Steffen Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11552515
    Abstract: A rotor includes a rotor core. A permanent magnet constitutes a first magnetic pole, and a part of the rotor core constitutes a second magnetic pole. In the second magnetic pole, a plurality of slits is symmetrically formed with respect to a magnetic pole center line connecting a pole center of the second magnetic pole and the center axis. On one side of the magnetic pole center line in a circumferential direction about the center axis, the plurality of slits has a first slit closest to the magnetic pole center line and a second slit adjacent to the first slit in the circumferential direction. A minimum distance L1 from the first slit to the outer circumference of the rotor core and a minimum distance L2 from the second slit to the outer circumference of the rotor core satisfy L1<L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takaya Shimokawa, Hiroki Aso, Ryogo Takahashi, Kazuma Nomoto
  • Patent number: 11549553
    Abstract: A hydrodynamic bearing structure is provided. The hydrodynamic bearing structure includes a bearing body, a shaft hole, at least one oil guide groove assembly, at least one air escape unit, and a recess. The shaft hole is formed in the bearing body and penetrates through the bearing body to two ends of the bearing body. The oil guide groove assembly is formed on an inner wall of the shaft hole. The air escape unit is disposed on an outer wall of the bearing body, and has a groove or a tangent plane. The recess is formed at one of the two ends (e.g., a bottom end or a top end) of the bearing body. The recess is spatially communicated with the air escape unit so that an exhaust passage is formed between an axis of the bearing structure and the air escape unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Yu-Yueh Chen, Ching-Hui Yu, Hua-Cheng Chuang
  • Patent number: 11545863
    Abstract: A guide device (1) for a cooling fluid flowing around winding heads (28) of an electrical machine (21), including a body (2), with a recess (4) delimited by an inner edge (3) for guiding through a shaft of the electrical machine (21), and a guide element (5), which protrudes from the body (2) in the axial direction and extends in the peripheral direction in a radial position lying between the inner edge (3) and an outer edge (6) of the body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Nils Krais, Philipp Söntgerath
  • Patent number: 11532959
    Abstract: An electric submersible pump (ESP) that has a motor section for driving the ESP. The motor section has a stator has an inner surface, winding channels disposed axially therein and windings disposed in the winding channels to generate an electromagnetic field when power is supplied to the ESP. The motor section also has a rotor rotatably disposed in the stator. The rotor has permanent magnets or induction windings disposed therein that are responsive to the electromagnetic field to facilitate rotation of the rotor relative to the stator. The motor section also includes a manipulated air gap disposed between the rotor and the stator that the electromagnetic field crosses. The manipulated air gap provides a desired constant radially directed load on the rotor to stabilize the rotor when instability of the motor section occurs. A method of designing and constructing the ESP disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: ElectromagnetiX LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Martin Middleton
  • Patent number: 11512263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of lubricating an electric or a hybrid-electric transmission using a lubricant including a solvent system with a blend of one or more base oils with a branched diester and one or more poly(meth)acrylate copolymers, transmissions therefor, and lubricating compositions suitable for such applications that exhibit good lubricant properties, good electrical properties, and good cooling efficiency at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Yungwan Kwak
  • Patent number: 11502576
    Abstract: An electrical machine, e.g., a power generator such as an alternator for a motor vehicle, is disclosed. The electrical machine includes a rotor and a stator, and the rotor is non-rotatably secured to a shaft having a shaft end that protrudes out of the rotor. A belt pulley is arranged at the shaft end for coupling to a drive. A bearing is non-rotatably secured to the shaft between the belt pulley and the rotor. A spacer ring is non-rotatably secured to the shaft between the belt pulley and the bearing. A gap which encircles the shaft is disposed between the belt pulley and the spacer ring, and between the spacer ring and the bearing, respectively. A plurality of blades directed radially outwards are arranged in at least one of the respective gaps. The blades convey incoming contaminated air to the outside and protect the respective gap against dirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Mitja Kocevar, Sebastjan Tomazic
  • Patent number: 11496021
    Abstract: An electric motor includes a rotor shaft, a first bearing, and a second bearing. The rotor shaft includes a first rotor shaft part and a second rotor shaft part, the first rotor shaft part being rotatably mounted via the first bearing, and the second rotor shaft part being rotatably mounted via the second bearing. A bellows is connected at its first axial end region to the first rotor shaft part, e.g., by welding, and the bellows is connected at its second axial end region to the second rotor shaft part, e.g., by welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Markus Wöppermann, Jens Schillinger
  • Patent number: 11472226
    Abstract: A lubricant supported electric motor includes a stator extending along an axis, and a rotor rotatably disposed around the stator in radially surrounding and spaced relationship to define at least one support chamber. A lubricant is disposed in the support chamber for supporting the rotor around the stator. A wheel rim is fixedly attached to the rotor and is disposed in surrounding relationship with the rotor and the stator. Thus, in a first aspect, rotation of the rotor is directly transferred to the wheel rim such that the wheel rim rotates in accordance with the rotation of the rotor. In accordance with another aspect, the rotor is rotatably disposed within the stator, and a planetary gear reduction mechanism is operably interconnected to the rotor, the stator, and the wheel rim and configured to rotate the wheel rim in response to rotation of the rotor within the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Donald Remboski, Jacqueline Dedo, Mark Versteyhe
  • Patent number: 11473628
    Abstract: A bearing includes an integrated electrical shunt. The shunt includes electrically conductive fibers sandwiched between two washers, at least one of which is electrically conductive. The fibers are fastened to the electrically conductive washer by electrically conductive epoxy. An outer shield protects the fibers. The outer shield is held to the washers by a drawn cup. The washers, the drawn cup, and the outer shield all have oil drain holes to allow lubricant to flow to the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marion Jack Ince, Venkata Kottapalli, Guihui Zhong
  • Patent number: 11469642
    Abstract: A three-phase drainage motor for a washing machine includes a stator, a rotor and an upper cover. The rotor is sealed inside the stator through the upper cover and includes an iron core, a coil bobbin, a three-phase coil and a plastic package portion. The iron core includes a hub, an inner ring and teeth radially connecting the hub to the inner ring, the coil bobbin covers the teeth, the three-phase coil is wound around the coil bobbin. The plastic package portion is wrapped around the coil bobbin, the three-phase coil and the iron core to form a spigot, a rotor cavity and a rotary shaft cavity. The spigot is located above the rotor cavity. The rotary shaft cavity is at a bottom of the rotor cavity, the plastic package portion includes a housing, a wall surface of the rotor cavity and a wall surface of the rotary shaft cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Xiachun Wang, Ben Wang
  • Patent number: 11466731
    Abstract: Magnetic levitation bearing structure includes a cylinder body, a rotating shaft, a motor stator, a motor rotor, an axial bearing, a radial bearing and a displacement sensing device; the displacement sensing device, the axial bearing stator, and the radial bearing stator are directly fixed on an inner wall of the cylinder body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Penghui Liu, Xiaobo Zhang, Fang Zhang, Gao Gong, Chao Zhang, Jiuzhan Su, Xin Li, Ruhao Dong, Mingxing Deng, Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 11444506
    Abstract: The invention relates to a line bushing (1) in a housing (2) of an electrical machine (1) in explosive atmospheres, having a threaded bush (100) and a terminal stud (200), wherein the threaded bush (100) is an insulator and is located in, particularly screwed into, a recess in the housing (2), wherein the terminal stud (200) is made from an electrically conductive material and is provided, at least in sections, with a thread, wherein connection options (206) for lines and braids are provided at either end of the terminal stud (200), wherein the terminal stud (200) can be screwed into the threaded bush (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Meyer, Thomas Mutzl, Josef Sebastian Schneider
  • Patent number: 11441660
    Abstract: A hollow strain-wave gear device (1) has a wave generator (5), a wave generator plug (5a) of which is integrally formed in a portion of a hollow rotating shaft (6). A plug reinforcement part (5d), which is adjacent to the wave generator plug (5a), has a thickness larger than that of the wave generator plug (5a), and is integrally formed in the hollow rotating shaft (6). The wave generator plug (5a) is reinforced by the highly rigid plug reinforcement part (5d) formed adjacently to the wave generator plug (5a). It is thus possible to prevent or suppress a decline in the rigidity of the wave generator plug (5a) when the hollow rotating shaft has a thin thickness in order to reduce the weight of the hollow rotating shaft (6) and increase the diameter of the hollow portion thereof. Consequently, it is possible to suppress a decline in ratcheting torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yutaka Miyazawa, Noboru Takizawa
  • Patent number: 11428452
    Abstract: A motor assembly includes a brushless direct current (BLDC) motor; a gear box in which the BLDC motor is installed; and a power transmission part having a plurality of gears installed in the gear box so as to transmit power generated by the BLDC motor to an ice bin. The BLDC motor comprises: a stator and a rotor rotating with respect to the stator, wherein the rotor may be connected to the power transmission part by a shaft and the stator may be coupled to the gear box in a separable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Aejin Byun, Hongseok Park
  • Patent number: 11428232
    Abstract: A blower includes a housing including an inlet and an outlet, a bearing-housing structure provided to the housing and adapted to rotatably support a rotor, a motor provided to the bearing-housing structure and adapted to drive the rotor, and an impeller provided to the rotor. The bearing-housing structure includes a bearing shaft having a bearing surface that rotatably supports the rotor. The bearing shaft provides only a single bearing of the non-ball bearing type for the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ResMed Motor Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Aziz Mebasser, Peter Jeffrey Thomas, Roman Vinokur, Kevin Gene McCulloh, William S Lane, Yeu-chuan Hsia, Michael David Bednar, John Paul Freese, Karl Yutaka Iwahashi, David Brent Sears, Barton John Kenyon, Richard G Krum, Par Egron Dannas, Hiroshi Suzuki, Malcolm Edward Leader
  • Patent number: 11431218
    Abstract: A motor according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a rotary shaft; a rotor mounted on the rotary shaft; a stator surrounding an outer periphery of the rotor; an impeller mounted on the rotary shaft to be spaced apart from the rotor; a bearing housing positioned between the impeller and the rotor and formed with a through-hole through which the rotary shaft passes; and a gas bearing disposed in the bearing housing, wherein a thickness of the gas bearing is equal to or greater than 50% of a gap between an inner surface of the bearing housing and an outer peripheral surface of the rotary shaft and is equal to or less than 0.3 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunggi Kim, Byungjik Kim, Changlae Kim
  • Patent number: 11418096
    Abstract: An electric machine has a stator, which has at least one first magnet and at least one second magnet, and a rotor, which can be driven by the magnets and can rotate about an axis of rotation relative to the stator. The first magnet is held on a first ring and the second magnet is held on a second ring following the first ring in the axial direction of the electric machine. The second ring can, together with the second magnet, rotate about the axis of rotation relative to the first ring and the first magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Darius Jedrzejewski
  • Patent number: 11401967
    Abstract: A bearing unit has at least one outer ring and at least one spring unit mounted axially adjacent to the at least one outer ring and connected to the at least one outer ring by a snap fit. The spring unit includes a support element having a connecting element such as a rib or a plurality of lugs, for connecting the support element to the bearing outer ring and a wave spring fastened to the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas Heile, Sebastian Kraus
  • Patent number: 11390384
    Abstract: A system may include an aircraft galley insert; an aircraft galley insert motor mount; and an aircraft galley insert motor. The aircraft galley insert motor may include: a motor housing; a dynamic seal seat extending from an exterior of the motor housing toward the aircraft galley insert motor mount; a dynamic seal installed within the dynamic seal seat and on the exterior of the motor housing, the dynamic seal preventing matter from an inner cavity from entering an interior of the motor housing; and a shaft driven by the aircraft galley insert motor, the shaft extending from within the aircraft galley insert motor, through the motor housing, through the dynamic seal, and into the inner cavity of the aircraft galley insert, wherein the dynamic seal forms a seal around the shaft as the shaft is driven and as the shaft is deflected at least by gravity effects, turbulence, and vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklifke Fabriek Inventum B.V.
    Inventor: Frederik A. S. Panjer
  • Patent number: 11381143
    Abstract: A motor may include a rotor and a stator. The stator may include first and second stator assemblies. Each stator assembly may include a coil wound around a tube-shaped body part of a bobbin comprising a terminal block; and first and second stator cores disposed on opposite sides of the coil. The first stator cores of the first and second stator assemblies are welded together at outer peripheries of the first stator cores of the first and second stator assemblies. The welded portion may be covered by the terminal block of one of the first stator assembly or the second stator assembly on an outer side in the radial direction with a predetermined space between the welded portion and the terminal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Kazumi Furubayashi
  • Patent number: 11368068
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bearing pressure plate and a dynamo-electric machine using the bearing pressure plate which are capable of avoiding breakage of a bolt by dispersing a stress when a load due to vibrations etc. is applied. A bearing pressure plate 5 has an annular inner ring portion 11 abutting against an outer ring 3Ba of a rolling bearing 3 that supports a rotation shaft 4, an annular outer ring portion 12 located at a radial direction outer side of the inner ring portion 11 and having a plurality of bolt holes 12b through which the outer ring portion 12 is secured to a fixing portion side with a plurality of bolts 12a, and bridge portions 13 integrally connecting the inner ring portion 11 and the outer ring portion 12 at positions except the bolt holes 12b in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Akihumi Shimizu, Koji Nagata, Takashi Abe, Yoshiharu Naito
  • Patent number: 11362562
    Abstract: A motor is provided. The motor includes a motor body and a rotor assembly. The rotor assembly includes a magnetic core mounted to a rotor shaft. The rotor assembly may include standoffs for accurately axially locating the magnetic core relative to rotor bearings. A drive nut adjustment arrangement may be provided. A mechanical interconnection between the drive nut and rotor shaft may be provided. A trailing end lead screw support may be provided. An axial preload arrangement may be provided to axially locate the rotor assembly within the motor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Pacific Bearing Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Schroeder, Jonathan R. Schroeder, Timothy Joseph LeCrone, Kent Proffitt, Kollin Proffitt, Keith Cummings
  • Patent number: 11356008
    Abstract: The VCM according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a base unit, a mover including a bobbin arranged at an upper surface of the base unit and formed with a plurality of rotation prevention units along a periphery and a first driving unit arranged at a periphery of the bobbin, a stator including a yoke configured to the base unit to surround the mover and inner yoke units each extended to between the rotation prevention units, and a second driving unit oppositely arranged to the first driving unit, and an elastic member elastically supporting the mover, wherein an object occurrence preventing portion is formed between the rotation prevention unit and the inner yoke units to decrease a contact area between the rotation prevention unit and the inner yoke units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tae Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 11355997
    Abstract: Flywheel for energy storage, comprising a rotor, a housing enclosure, means for charging energy by transferring electric energy to stored kinetic energy in the rotating rotor and means for discharging energy by transferring stored kinetic energy in the rotating rotor to electric energy, distinctive in that the rotor is vertically oriented, the rotor has mass of over 5000 kg, the rotor comprises a central vertical shaft, a radial bearing is arranged to an upper end of the vertical shaft, an axial-radial hydraulic bearing, or separate axial and radial bearings, is arranged to a lower end of the vertical shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Pål G. Bergan
  • Patent number: 11336164
    Abstract: A holder is used while attached to a chassis of a vibration generator that moves a vibrator to generate a vibration. The holder includes a vibrator retention unit retaining the vibrator, a fixed unit fixed to the chassis, and an arm. The arm connects the fixed unit and the vibrator retention unit, and the arm supports the vibrator retention unit while the vibrator retention unit can be displaced with respect to the fixed unit. The fixed unit, the arm, and the vibrator retention unit are integrally formed using resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Minoru Kuroda, Makoto Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11333046
    Abstract: An internally cooled valve (2) includes a valve body having a valve head (4) and a valve stem (6). The valve body has at least one cavity (8) in which coolant (10) is situated. The coolant is a nanofluid (12) in which nanoparticles (14) are dispersed in a dispersion medium (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Valvetrain GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Matthias, Antonius Wolking, Fernando Arias, Florian Ringeling
  • Patent number: 11336143
    Abstract: A stator assembly for use in a motor includes an annular stator and a circuit board. The stator having an annular shape is centered on a central axis extending vertically. The circuit board is above the stator in an axial direction. The stator includes a stator core, an insulator, a conductive wire, and a terminal pin. The stator core includes teeth. The insulator covers at least a portion of the stator core. The conductive wire is wound around the teeth via the insulator to define a coil. The terminal pin extends axially upward from an upper surface of the insulator and is connected to an end portion of the conductive wire. The circuit board includes a solder portion on an upper surface. The solder portion enables electrical connection with the terminal pin and is covered with a coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Yasumura, Yuta Iwasaki, Kohei Kurazono, Yuya Horii
  • Patent number: 11306727
    Abstract: A fan dynamic pressure structure having a plastic frame integrally formed around an oil-containing sintered metal powder bearing includes an oil-containing sintered metal powder bearing, a plastic frame having a middle tube integrally formed around a peripheral of a bushing body of the oil-containing sintered metal powder bearing, a blade assembly having an axial shaft penetrating through a shaft hole of the oil-containing sintered metal powder bearing, the axial shaft protruding downwardly and having an annular groove, and an annular dynamic pressure piece having an insertion hole and an annular body surrounding the insertion hole. The insertion hole is engaged with the annular groove of the fan assembly, the annular body has a plurality of curved radial dynamic pressure ditches on a surface adjacent to the oil-containing sintered metal powder bearing, of the annular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: F&P PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ping-Ling Wang
  • Patent number: 11300131
    Abstract: A radial load of a drive shaft is supported by only a plurality of bearingless motors. Maximum values of the radial load acting on the plurality of bearingless motors are not uniform. The bearingless motor, the maximum value of the radial load acting on which is the largest, has a greater maximum value of supporting magnetic flux generated to generate an electromagnetic force for supporting the radial load, compared with the bearingless motor, the maximum value of the radial load acting on which is the smallest. This configuration allows a reduction in size of a rotary system including a load and a drive shaft in an electric motor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Yuji Nakazawa, Atsushi Sakawaki
  • Patent number: 11300142
    Abstract: A fan includes a base, a motor and an impeller, and the motor includes a sleeve, a rotor, a position limiting element and a composite elastic element. The sleeve is disposed on the base, and the sleeve has a bottom portion and a side wall, which constitute an accommodation space. The rotor has a rotating shaft disposed within the accommodation space, and the rotating shaft has an outer wall. An annular groove is formed on the outer wall and has a surface. The position limiting element is disposed on the sleeve and extended from the side wall toward the rotating shaft, and the position limiting element has a bottom surface. The bottom surface faces toward the bottom portion, and the bottom surface is interfered with the surface, thereby eliminating the gap between the bottom surface and the surface. Therefore, noise of the up and down vibration is avoided from generating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Wei-I Ling, Chih-Chung Chen, Meng-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11283310
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stator, an electric machine comprising the stator, a vehicle comprising the electric machine, and a method for producing the stator. The stator comprises a stator laminated core and a housing element. The stator laminated core comprises a plurality of layered stator laminations, wherein each stator lamination has a plurality of tooth portions, each formed radially inwardly at an angular position, and indentations radially outwardly at each of the angular positions, each of which indentations has an at least partially curved edge having two radially outwardly curved edge portions, which meet at a point of intersection and describe an arc of a circle segment. The housing element comprises a cylindrical inner volume, in which the stator laminated core is arranged, the indentations forming cooling channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Boris Dotz, Sebastian Waider
  • Patent number: 11271451
    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 coils are encapsulated and mounted in an outer carrier ring such that the winding axis is oriented in a radial direction of the bearing and the magnet ring is composed of plural permanent magnets attached to an inner carrier ring attached to the inner ring of the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Georgo Angelis, Nicolaas Simon Willem Den Haak, Koos Welling
  • Patent number: 11239716
    Abstract: A three-dimensional magnet structure (6) made up of a plurality of individual magnets (4), the magnet structure (6) having a thickness that forms its smallest dimension, the magnet structure (6) incorporating at least one mesh (5a) exhibiting mesh cells each one delimiting a housing (5) for a respective individual magnet (4), each housing (5) having internal dimensions just large enough to allow an individual magnet (4) to be inserted into it, the mesh cells being made from a fibre-reinforced insulating material, characterized in that a space is left between the housing (5) and the individual magnet (4), which space is filled with a fibre-reinforced resin, the magnet structure (6) comprising a non-conducting composite layer coating the individual magnets (4) and the mesh structure (5a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: WHYLOT SAS
    Inventors: Vasile Mihaila, Loic Mayeur, Huguette Tiegna, Romain Ravaud
  • Patent number: 11218047
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plastic motor for a handheld stabilizer, comprising an upper bearing, a lower bearing, motor iron cores, an iron core carrier, a hollow metal motor shaft, a locking structure, a motor shell and a motor end cover, wherein at least one of the iron core carrier, the motor shell and the motor end cover is made of plastic material, the hollow metal motor shaft passes through the center of the upper bearing, the iron core carrier and the lower bearing in sequence, and a locking structure is provided at the other end of the hollow metal motor shaft. By the plastic motor for a handheld stabilizer disclosed in the present invention, problems in the prior art such as high cost of motors for handheld stabilizers, low production efficiency, difficulty in threading, tending to deform after loading and short service life are solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Yilun Liao
  • Patent number: 11211842
    Abstract: An inner-rotor motor including: an armature assembly including a rotating shaft, an armature unit coupled to the rotating shaft and a pressing unit; a frame assembly including a frame housing the armature unit, a first bearing unit located on one side with respect to the armature unit in an axial direction, and a second bearing unit located on another side with respect to the armature unit in the axial direction; and an urging structure that urges the rotating shaft in a direction away from the second bearing unit and that presses the pressing unit toward the first bearing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Mochizuki, Minoru Kuroda
  • Patent number: 11209047
    Abstract: A liquid guiding structure for a fluid dynamic pressure bearing, comprising: a fluid dynamic pressure bearing having an inner recess chamber and a liquid guiding trench which is formed between two sides of the inner recess chamber so as to form a circular close liquid guiding structure; wherein the liquid guiding trench includes at least two small V shape paths and at least one large V shape path; the large V shape path is larger than the small V shape paths and is located between the at least two small V shape paths. First angles at tip ends of the at least two small V shape paths are equal. A second angle between connections of the small V shape path and a respective large V shape path is larger than the first angle at tip ends of the at least two small V shape paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: John Wun-Chang Shih
  • Patent number: 11168736
    Abstract: A thrust washer according to an embodiment has an annular washer body having a first thrust surface and a second thrust surface that receive a thrust load, and a tapered portion formed on at least one of the first thrust surface and the second thrust surface, and the washer body has a waviness larger than a difference in height of the tapered portion in a direction perpendicular to the thrust surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Shinya Arasaki