Magnetic Bearing Patents (Class 310/90.5)
  • Patent number: 11454278
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a power supply system for a magnetic bearing and a control method therefor. The system includes a rectifying and filtering circuit configured to rectify and filter an alternating current to obtain a first direct current with a first DC bus voltage, the first direct current being configured to supply power to an electric motor controller of an electric motor to which the magnetic bearing belongs; a power obtaining circuit configured to obtain a second direct current with a second DC bus voltage from the first direct current, the second DC bus voltage being within an input voltage range allowed by the DC-DC power supply; a DC-DC power supply configured to convert the second direct current to a third direct current with a third DC bus voltage, the third direct current being configured to supply power to a bearing controller of the magnetic bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Gree Green Refrigeration Technology Center Co., Ltd. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Weilin Guo, Yongling He, Fan Wang, Daofu Hu
  • Patent number: 11456631
    Abstract: A disc-type three-degree-of-freedom magnetic suspension switched reluctance motor includes a stator and a double-disc rotor. The stator includes an axial stator core, a permanent magnet ring, and a radial stator core coaxially connected to each other in sequence from outside to inside. Axial suspension teeth are distributed on two axial ends of the axial stator core, several axial torque teeth are evenly distributed between adjacent axial suspension teeth by axial magnetic isolation blocks, and axial suspension windings and axial torque windings are respectively wound on the axial suspension teeth and the axial torque teeth. Radial suspension teeth are distributed on the inner circumference of the radial stator core, radial torque teeth are evenly distributed between adjacent radial suspension teeth by a radial magnetic isolation block, and a radial suspension winding and a radial torque winding are respectively wound on the radial suspension teeth and the radial torque teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: HUAIYIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Xinfeng Liu, Yeqing Wang, Wei Ni, Yingjun Sang, Xing Xia, Weihong Ding
  • Patent number: 11454279
    Abstract: A thrust magnetic bearing includes a stator having a coil, and a rotor. The stator includes main and auxiliary stator magnetic-pole surfaces. The rotor includes main and auxiliary rotor magnetic-pole surfaces facing the main and auxiliary stator magnetic-pole surfaces. When an electric current flows in the coil, an electromagnetic force in an axial direction is generated between the main stator and rotor magnetic-pole surfaces, and an electromagnetic force in a radial direction is generated between the auxiliary stator and rotor magnetic-pole surfaces. When the rotor is displaced in the radial direction, a radial force that acts on the rotor between the auxiliary stator and rotor magnetic-pole surfaces is increased in a direction of the displacement, and a radial force that acts on the rotor between the main stator and rotor magnetic-pole surfaces is increased in a direction opposite to the direction of the displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shouhei Yamasuso, Yuji Nakazawa, Keiji Aota
  • Patent number: 11451169
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional magnetic levitation and translation systems include at least one electromagnets located on each of three perpendicular axes. The at least three electromagnets are operated using a control system to apply a nonphysical force on objects contained within the magnetic field. An object is able to be levitated within the system in spite of any variable acceleration the system experiences due to the environment. The multi-dimensional magnetic levitation system is able to linearly translate an object within its volume of control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: REMANENCE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Christian James Wierzbicki, Fiona Marie Gaffney, Evan Ray Tipton, Jason Richard Turschak, Nicholas Ryan Llewellyn
  • Patent number: 11446481
    Abstract: A method of controlling an implantable blood pump including a housing having a proximal portion including an inlet, a distal portion including an outlet, and an impeller therein, the method including detecting when a pressure in the housing exceeds a pressure threshold and executing a first vector control command to displace the impeller axially in a distal direction from a primary position to a secondary position different than the primary position in response to the pressure exceeding the pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HEARTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Wolman, Fernando Casas, Carlos Reyes, Thomas R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11448524
    Abstract: A position encoder comprising a cylindrical rotor; first and second magnetic poles having opposite polarity helically disposed about the inner or outer diameter of the rotor; first and second Hall sensors disposed within a distance suitable for the Hall sensors to detect the magnet poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Phoenix America Inc.
    Inventor: John Kaste
  • Patent number: 11421751
    Abstract: A vibration-isolating device based on magnetic damping includes a housing and an internal seat. The housing receives a first magnetic member and has a first buffer. The internal seat has a base portion received in the housing and has a raised portion protruding from the housing. The base portion has a second magnetic member positionally opposite to the first magnetic member to generate a damping effect. A second buffer is between the base portion and the housing and aligned with the first buffer. When an object is fixed to the raised portion, the object and the housing jointly hold the first buffer and leave a gap therebetween. The housing and the base portion hold the second buffer therebetween. When the object receives vibration, the first buffer and the second buffer damp the vibration first and the internal seat uses the damping effect to counteract any remaining part of the vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: EHOMA INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Su-Wei Huang, Chao-Wei Yu, Chun-Huan Chuang
  • Patent number: 11401970
    Abstract: Magnetic bearing control device and control method are disclosed. A magnetic bearing control device according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a bearing control unit for outputting a plurality of switch control signals on the basis of gap information of a bearing coil and a rotor and current information applied to the bearing coil; and a coil driving unit for turning a plurality of self-formed switching elements on/off in accordance with the plurality of switch control signals and controlling the amount of current applied to the bearing coil and thus adjusting the magnetic field strength between the bearing coil and the rotor. The bearing control unit generates and outputs the plurality of switch control signals such that bootstrap capacitor charging time of the coil driving unit may be secured. Therefore, a magnetic bearing control circuit structure may be simplified by means of an additional bootstrap capacitor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyung Min Kim, Joonsik An
  • Patent number: 11398784
    Abstract: A motor driving device which can reduce a load burden on a rotating shaft when a magnetic bearing is initially operated. When a rotor and a stator are initially aligned, the motor driving device can apply a greater current to a coil positioned farthest away from the ground among a plurality of coils than to the other coils, so as to reduce a levitation force necessary for initial alignment of the rotor and the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Min Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 11394266
    Abstract: A two degree-of-freedom electromagnetic machine includes an inner stator, a plurality of stator windings, an outer stator, a voice coil winding, a rotor, a plurality of spin magnets, and a plurality of tilt magnets. The plurality of stator windings, when electrically energized, impart a torque on the rotor that causes the rotor to rotate, relative to the inner and outer stators, about a first rotational axis, and the voice coil winding, when electrically energized, imparts a torque on the rotor that causes the rotor to rotate, relative to the inner and outer stators, about a second rotational axis that is perpendicular to the first rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Renukaprasad N, Deepak Mahajan, Govind Yadav, Subhashree Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 11381152
    Abstract: A signal processor is configured to perform a process equivalent to performing a series of fixed-to-rotating coordinate conversion, a predetermined process and then rotating-to-fixed coordinate conversion, while maintaining linearity and time-invariance. The signal processor performs a process given by the following matrix G: G = [ F ? ( s + j ? ? ? 0 ) + F ? ( s - j ? ? ? 0 ) 2 F ? ( s + j ? ? ? 0 ) - F ? ( s - j ? ? ? 0 ) 2 ? j - F ? ( s + j ? ? ? 0 ) - F ? ( s - j ? ? ? 0 ) 2 ? j F ? ( s + j ? ? ? 0 ) + F ? ( s - j ? ? ? 0 ) 2 ] where F(s) is a transfer function representing the predetermined process, ?0 is a predetermined angular frequency and j is the imaginary unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: DAIHEN Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Ohori, Nobuyuki Hattori
  • Patent number: 11366372
    Abstract: A rotating camera head is configured to protect cameras during inclement weather. The rotating camera head has a top plate joined to an inner semisphere outer surface and a camera mount. A bottom plate is joined to an inner semisphere inner surface and the camera mount with a plurality of long mount plate bolts and nuts. A rotator assembly is joined to an opening in the inner semisphere. A transparent sphere first side is arranged against a first metallic ball in the rotator assembly. A transparent sphere second side is arrange against a second metallic ball. A waterproof door is arranged on the transparent sphere. A camera is arranged within the transparent sphere. A plurality of cover panels is joined to the camera mount spacer and covering the rotator assembly. The plurality of cover panels protect the rotator assembly and the camera from inclement weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Titus Gadwin Watts
  • Patent number: 11368081
    Abstract: The invention relates to a magnetic coupling element (100) with a magnetic bearing function. The magnetic coupling element (100) has a drive-side coupling magnet (109) arranged on a drive shaft (106), and also an output-side coupling magnet (115) arranged on an output shaft (112), the output-side coupling magnet (115) being magnetically coupled to the drive-side coupling magnet (109), and finally a bearing magnet ring (118) which is non-rotatably mounted with respect to the drive-side or output-side coupling magnet (109) or (115), a bearing magnet portion (133, 136) of the bearing magnet ring (118) having the same polarity as a coupling magnet portion (127, 130) opposite the bearing magnet portion (136).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Kardion GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Vogt, Armin Schuelke, Xiang Li, David Minzenmay
  • Patent number: 11333483
    Abstract: A rotor (2) of a rotation angle sensor is configured by forming a band-shaped main body (31) of a magnetic steel sheet into a cylindrical shape so that a thickness direction of the band-shaped main body (31) is set as a radial direction. First undulations (32) are provided at a substantially constant pitch on one arc-shaped edge portion of the band-shaped main body (31), and second undulations (33) are provided at a substantially constant pitch on the other arc-shaped edge portion. A first stator (3) is disposed to face the first undulations (32) of the band-shaped main body (31) of the rotor (2), and a second stator (4) is disposed to face the second undulations (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: MATSUO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yuji Sekitomi, Hiroshi Imaeda, Hironori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11329530
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a stator and a rotor. The stator includes a frame structure and an electromagnetically active part inside the frame structure. The rotor includes a shaft and an electromagnetically active part for producing torque in co-operation with the electromagnetically active part of the stator. The electric machine includes bearings inside the frame structure and arranged to support the rotor rotatably with respect to the stator. A magnetic bearing module for supporting the shaft is attached to an outer surface of the frame structure so that the frame structure and the magnetic bearing module are axially successive. The magnetic bearing module is a replaceable component which is non-destructively detachable from the frame structure. Thus, the electric machine can be adapted to different mechanical loads by selecting a suitable magnetic bearing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
    Inventors: Jussi Sopanen, Olli Pyrhönen
  • Patent number: 11329529
    Abstract: An electrical machine includes a stator with a stator body supporting an electrical stator and a rotor. The rotor is supported by a bearing having a radial bearing section forming a radial gas bearing and an axial bearing section forming an axial gas bearing, the stator side parts of these bearing sections being a stator side radial bearing part and a stator side axial bearing part that are rigidly connected to one another and together form a stator bearing structure. The stator bearing structure is mounted to the other parts of the stator by either the stator side radial or axial bearing part being rigidly mounted to these other parts, and the other bearing part are connected to these other parts by an elastic support or not at all.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CELEROTON AG
    Inventors: Andreas Looser, Manuel Blaser, Konrad Hertig
  • Patent number: 11323007
    Abstract: A magnetic levitation bearing, a magnetic levitation rotor support assembly, and a compressor. The magnetic levitation bearing is used for supporting a rotor by interacting with a thrust disc on the rotor, and comprises: a radial stator core having an annular structure, which is disposed on a radial outer side of the thrust disc and corresponds to the thrust disc in an axial direction of the rotor, the radial stator core and the thrust disc being separated by a first radial gap X1; and a radial control coil, which is disposed on the radial stator core and can generate a radial electromagnetic force to the thrust disc in a radial direction of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GREE GREEN REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER CO., LTD. OF ZHUHAI
    Inventors: Xiaobo Zhang, Gao Gong, Yusheng Hu, Jianning Liu, Fang Zhang, Siyuan Tian, Chao Zhang, Jiuzhan Su, Xin Li
  • Patent number: 11323008
    Abstract: A magnetic bearing controller for controlling a magnetic levitation motor, the magnetic levitation motor including: a rotor; a pair of electromagnets that causes the rotor to levitate by electromagnetic force; an auxiliary bearing that supports a rotating shaft of the rotor when the rotor is stopped; and a rotor position detector that detects the rotor's position in a levitation direction. The magnetic bearing controller includes an operation current generator that generates an operation current value corresponding to a deviation between a position command value and the rotor's position detected by the rotor position detector. The operation current generator is configured to give a predetermined initial value greater than 0 to the operation current value at a start of levitation for causing the rotor in a state where the rotating shaft of the rotor is supported by the auxiliary bearing to levitate and be positioned at a predetermined target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Soichiro Takemura, Kazuma Tokuyama, Tsuyoshi Koga, Yuki Seki, Suguru Takata
  • Patent number: 11319991
    Abstract: A bearingless hub assembly comprising a rim hollowed to receive a tube magnet, and magnets embedded around the circumference of the rim on both ends. The rim is capped by front and rear rim plates configured to hold the embedded magnets in place and fitted to receive respective circular magnets. Similar magnets in corresponding front or rear drive plate maintain space (i.e., levitation) vis-à-vis the front and rear rim caps by repelling each other, thus allowing the rim (and, as applied, a mechanically-attached tire assembly) to move freely with no friction. The front and rear drive plate carry forward and reverse electromagnetic actuators as well as forward and reverse levitation control units, power generators and speed sensors. These components mount 360 degrees around the circumference of the drive plates while the embedded magnets of the rim spin through when in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Bernabe Segura Candelaria
  • Patent number: 11313376
    Abstract: A thrust magnetic bearing includes a stator having a coil that produces a magnetic flux, and a rotor. The magnetic flux supports the rotor in a non-contact manner. The stator has main and auxiliary stator magnetic pole surfaces. The rotor has main and auxiliary rotor magnetic pole surfaces. The main and auxiliary rotor magnetic pole surfaces face the main and auxiliary stator magnetic pole surfaces. The auxiliary stator magnetic pole surface includes at least one first stator surface and at least one second stator surface, alternately arranged. The auxiliary rotor magnetic pole surface includes at least one first rotor surface, and at least one second rotor surface, alternately arranged. Nr?1 and Nt?2, with Nr representing a number of pairs of the first stator and rotor surfaces facing each other, and Nt representing a number of pairs of the second stator and rotor surfaces facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shouhei Yamasuso, Yuji Nakazawa, Hiroshi Ito, Noriyuki Ohguro
  • Patent number: 11306736
    Abstract: A stator core is assembled to an inner wall surface of a first motor case through a sealing member covering an outer peripheral surface and both end edge portions in an axial direction of the stator core, which is assembled so that both end edge portions of the sealing member in the axial direction are sandwiched so as be pressed respectively by protruding wall portions provided in a fan case and a motor case so as to face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SHINANO KENSHI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akishige Umematsu
  • Patent number: 11306777
    Abstract: A magnetic bearing control apparatus includes a plurality of output elements configured to generate electromagnetic force, a magnetic bearing configured to float a rotation shaft from a surface of the magnetic bearing based on the electromagnetic force generated by the plurality of output elements, at least one displacement sensor configured to sense a displacement of the rotation shaft, and a controller. The controller is configured to control a current supplied to the plurality of output elements, to control a position of the rotation shaft based on the current supplied to the plurality of output elements according to the displacement of the rotation shaft, and to determine a failure of the displacement sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Keun Woo Jung, Kyung Min Kim, Jonghyun Jeon, Joonsik An
  • Patent number: 11303191
    Abstract: A three-degree-of-freedom bearingless switched reluctance motor excited by a constant current source includes a rotor and a stator. The rotor consisting of a rotating shaft and a rotor core, where a plurality of rotor teeth is uniformly distributed on an outer circumference of the rotor core. The stator includes a stator core, a magnetic isolation ring, an axial suspension winding, and a magnetic conduction ring that are sequentially connected, and axial control cores and annular constant current source windings which are symmetrically arranged on both sides of the stator core. Outer edges of the axial control cores are connected to the magnetic conduction ring, and inner edges extend to the rotor core. The stator core and the magnetic isolation ring both consist of an axial part and a radial part of which an outer end is connected to an inner wall of the axial part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HUAIYIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Wei Ni, Yue Zhang, Zhujun Ding, Yeqing Wang, Zhongyi Tang, Weihong Ding
  • Patent number: 11300161
    Abstract: A method for constructing an active magnetic bearing controller based on a look-up table method includes: building finite element models of an active magnetic bearing to obtain two universal Kriging prediction models in X-axis and Y-axis directions about actual suspension forces being in association with actual displacement eccentricities and actual control currents in the X-axis and Y-axis directions of the active magnetic bearing based on a universal Kriging model; creating two model state tables in the X-axis and Y-axis directions about the actual suspension forces being in association with the actual displacement eccentricities and the actual control currents to construct two look-up table modules with the two built-in model state tables, respectively; and constructing an active magnetic bearing controller by using two fuzzy adaptive PID controllers, two amplifier modules in the X-axis and Y-axis directions, the two look-up table modules, and two measurement modules in the X-axis and Y-axis directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGSU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xiaodong Sun, Zhijia Jin, Long Chen, Zebin Yang, Weiqi Zhou, Ke Li
  • Patent number: 11285574
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic-hydraulic double-suspension bearing experiment table. In the experiment table, four blind holes are uniformly processed on left and right side surfaces of the two radial stators for magnetic-hydraulic double-suspension bearing; four countersunk through holes are uniformly processed on left side surfaces of the left supporting part of the fixed bracket and the right supporting part of the fixed bracket, and the radial stators for magnetic-hydraulic double-suspension bearing are fixedly connected to the upper end of the left supporting part of the fixed bracket by countersunk screws. In addition, the two radial stators for magnetic-hydraulic double-suspension bearing are processed with stops to ensure that the two radial stators for magnetic-hydraulic double-suspension bearing are concentric with the left supporting part of the fixed bracket and the right supporting part of the fixed bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: YANSHAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jianhua Zhao, Yongqiang Wang, Ziqi Wang, Dianrong Gao
  • Patent number: 11260484
    Abstract: A tool drive with spindle shaft for a chip-forming machining includes at least one electromagnetic axial actuator and a control and/or regulation apparatus for the operation of the axial actuator for changing the position of the spindle shaft along the longitudinal axis, wherein the control and/or regulation apparatus is designed to drive the axial actuator for the generation of microvibration movement of the spindle shaft, independently of and superimposable on a feed movement, in order to affect the chip size and chip shape of the removed material, wherein at least one axial magnetic bearing and/or one linear motor is provided as at least part of the axial actuator, wherein the regulation and/or control apparatus includes a memory unit and/or a function generation unit, and is configured to specify setpoint values of the oscillation curve of the microvibration movement depending on geometrical and or physical data of the workpiece and/or process variables that are measured or determined indirectly and/or co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: KEBA Industrial Automation Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Dirscherl, Johannes Von Löwis
  • Patent number: 11245222
    Abstract: An arrangement is for releasable interconnection. In an embodiment, the arrangement includes an outer ring having an inner diameter; and an inner ring having an outer diameter not greater than the inner diameter of the outer ring. One of the outer ring and the inner ring includes at least a first magnet ring and a second magnet ring, spaced apart in an axial direction leaving an axial space there between. The other of the outer ring and the inner ring includes at least one third magnet ring. The first and the second magnet rings are oriented such that same magnetic poles face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY AS
    Inventors: Nicholas Chatterton, Richard Lewin, Christopher Plant
  • Patent number: 11236632
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine comprises a fan rotor, a lower speed compressor rotor and a higher speed compressor rotor, and a lower speed turbine rotor and a higher speed turbine rotor. The lower speed turbine rotor rotates the lower speed compressor rotor, and rotates a gear reduction to, in turn, rotate the fan rotor. The higher speed turbine rotor rotates the higher speed compressor rotor. An electrical generator is driven to rotate with one of the lower speed turbine rotor and the fan rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Gary D. Roberge
  • Patent number: 11233116
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure is provided. The semiconductor device structure includes a semiconductor substrate and a magnetic element over the semiconductor substrate. The magnetic element has a first edge. The semiconductor device structure also includes an adhesive element between the magnetic element and the semiconductor substrate, and the adhesive element has a second edge. The semiconductor device structure further includes an isolation element extending across the magnetic element. The isolation element partially covers a top surface of the magnetic element and partially covers sidewall surfaces of the magnetic element. The isolation element has a third edge, and the second edge is closer to the third edge than the first edge. In addition, the semiconductor device structure includes a conductive line over the isolation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Cheng Chen, Wei-Li Huang, Chien-Chih Kuo, Hon-Lin Huang, Chin-Yu Ku, Chen-Shien Chen
  • Patent number: 11215226
    Abstract: A magnetic bearing device for magnetically suspending a rotor (22) for rotation about a rotation axis (A) comprises an amplifier device, a first main coil (p) and a second main coil (n). In order to compensate for a stray flux that is created when the main coils are supplied with currents from the amplifier device, a compensation coil (c) is connected between a common node of the main coils and the amplifier device with such polarity that a current flowing through the compensation coil will diminish the stray flux caused by the main coils (p, n).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: MECOS AG
    Inventor: Philipp Bühler
  • Patent number: 11218053
    Abstract: An electromagnetic power generator device and a method thereof for using balanced electromagnetic forces to drive one or more flywheel rotor assemblies and one or more magnetic enahcement assemblies on a fixed shaft and generating large amount of electrical power are provided. The electromagnetic power generator device includes a non-rotating shaft attached to a support frame, at least one flywheel rotor assembly, and at least one input driver plate assembly which is coupled to the flywheel rotor assembly via the non-rotating shaft penetrating through a first centered hole of a bearing of the flywheel assembly and a second centered hole of the input driver plate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: William P Fung
  • Patent number: 11213272
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to systems and methods for monitoring a medical device. The medical device may include a tube configured to generate radiation rays and a detector configured to receive radiation rays emitted from the tube. The tube may include an anode target and a filament. The detector may include a plurality of detecting units. The method may include obtaining imaging data acquired by the detector via detecting radiation rays emitted from the tube. The method may also include determining a first feature parameter associated with the radiation rays based on the imaging data. The method may further include monitoring the medical device based on the first feature parameter associated with the radiation rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao He, Jiawen Zhou, Zhouyuan Fan, Bing Li, Pei Zhou
  • Patent number: 11209046
    Abstract: An active magnetic bearing apparatus for supporting a rotor of a rotary machine comprises an axial magnetic bearing unit and a radial magnetic bearing unit mounted directly to one another. One of the axial magnetic bearing unit and the radial magnetic bearing unit is mounted to a support for attachment to a housing of the rotary machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: INGERSOLL-RAND INDUSTRIAL U.S., INC.
    Inventors: Esa Heikki Matias Vikman, Fredrik Boxberg, Juha T. Saari, Petri J. Mäki-Ontto, Lauri Juhani Salmia
  • Patent number: 11185678
    Abstract: A blood pump (20) includes a stator assembly comprising a motor stator (52), a fluid inlet (24), and a fluid outlet (26). A rotor assembly includes a motor rotor (54) and an impeller (40) rotatable about an axis (44) to move fluid from the inlet (24) to the outlet (26). An outflow sheath (300) directs the flow along the outside of the pump (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, FOSTER-MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: William A. Smith, Markus Lorenz, David Dudzinski, Hsiang Ming Chen, Peter A. Chapman, Jr., Charles J. Prisco, Nicholas G. Vitale, Stephan Weber
  • Patent number: 11174898
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a wiring structure of a magnetic suspension bearing, a compressor and an air conditioner. The wiring structure of a magnetic suspension bearing, for electrically connect a control coil of the magnetic suspension bearing with an external power source, includes a circuit board; wherein the number of the magnetic suspension bearing is two or more, and the control coils of the two or more magnetic suspension bearings are all configured to electrically connect to the circuit board, and the circuit board is configured to connect to the external power source. The present disclosure has the advantages of reasonable design, simple structure, implementation of integrating wiring of multiple magnetic suspension bearings, simplification of wiring work, improvement of production efficiency, and improvement of wiring reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Gree Green Refrigeration Technology Center Co., Ltd. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Xin Li, Yusheng Hu, Xiaobo Zhang, Jianning Liu, Fang Zhang, Gao Gong, Siyuan Tian, Chao Zhang, Jiuzhan Su, Ruhao Dong
  • Patent number: 11177719
    Abstract: An electromagnetic rotary drive includes a rotor, a stator and windings. The rotor includes a magnetically effective core. The rotor is contactlessly magnetically drivable about an axis of rotation and the rotor is contactlessly magnetically levitatable. The stator has coil cores, each with a longitudinal limb parallel with the axis and a transverse limb extending radially, the transverse limb being perpendicular to the axis. The windings generate an electromagnetic rotational field, each winding surrounding one longitudinal limb, such that the stator is free of permanent magnets. The rotor is ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic with one preferential magnetic direction extending radially, and the core of the rotor has a magnetic resistance in the preferential magnetic direction, the magnetic resistance at most half as large as the magnetic resistance in a direction, which is perpendicular to the preferential magnetic direction and perpendicular to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: LEVITRONIX GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Holenstein
  • Patent number: 11169045
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a residual life of a swivel. The method includes determining at least one of an angular rotation, a linear displacement and a rotational direction of at least one swivel and determining rotational count of the at least one swivel based on the determined at least one of the angular rotation, the linear displacement and the rotational direction of the at least one swivel. Further, the method includes indicating a residual life information of the at least one swivel based on the determined rotational count of the at least one swivel. Further, the embodiments herein also provide an electronic device for determining residual life of a swivel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: KNAPPCO, LLC
    Inventors: Gautham Ramamurthy, Chandra Sekhar Panda, Ishank Kumar Rawat, Srishti Tiwari, Anvith Bannur Gopinath, Phaneendra Govindasetty Tirumani, Don Johnson
  • Patent number: 11150607
    Abstract: A magnetic device for centring a shaft on a predetermined axis in a clockwork movement includes at least one first magnetic bearing provided with a magnet to exert an attractive force on a first ferromagnetic end pivot of the shaft. The first magnetic bearing includes a central part made of soft ferromagnetic material mounted between the magnet and the first end pivot of the shaft. The central part is positioned centrally in a washer made of non-magnetic material so as to centre the magnetic field flux generated by the permanent magnet through the central part in order to magnetically attract the first end pivot of the shaft on the predetermined axis. The diameter of the central part can be identical to, or 0 to 20% less than, or 0 to 20% greater than, the diameter of the first end pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Montres Breguet S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Rochat, Benoit Legeret
  • Patent number: 11143238
    Abstract: A first thrust bearing includes a first electromagnet and a first member. A second thrust bearing includes a second electromagnet and a second member. A magnetic force generated by the first electromagnet and the second electromagnet, and dynamic gas pressure generated by the first member and the second member due to rotation of a rotating shaft support an axial load of the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Taguchi, Masaya Honma, Osao Kido, Yoshitsugu Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11137026
    Abstract: The present invention is to reduce the load on a control device by reliably classifying vibration modes of a rotor, thereby facilitating stabilization design of a magnetic bearing. The present invention includes: magnetic bearings including electromagnets provided at one end and the other end of a rotor to contactlessly support the one end and the other end of the rotor by the magnetic attraction forces of the electromagnets; and displacement sensors that measure an inclination at the one end of the rotor and an inclination at the other end of the rotor, in which the magnetic attraction forces of the electromagnets are controlled based on the inclinations measured by the displacement sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyomi Yoshida, Kazuyuki Yamaguchi, Yohei Magara, Kiyoshi Yabata
  • Patent number: 11132062
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology employ synchronized arrays of low-cost, readily available vibration actuators to emulate and outperform single actuator systems, bringing together sets of actuators to create desired control effects. This approach involves coherent phase switching and modulation of a linear actuator array. A pair of linear resonant actuators (LRAs) may be employed for improved haptic waveform synthesis performance. According to one feature, energy may stored in the mechanical inertia of the LRA via velocity and stiffness of the LRA via displacement and released through modulation of the relative phase of the LRAs. Phase switching and modulation techniques may be used to control more than two LRAs, and in other arrangements than a dual LRA, including, but not limited to architectures that have LRAs arranged in multiple directions in a array spanning, for example, the two dimensions of a plane, or three dimensions of physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL VIBRATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nikhil Bajaj, George T.-C. Chiu, John Houston, Rob Morris
  • Patent number: 11128196
    Abstract: An axial split-phase bearingless flywheel motor includes a stator, a stator sleeve, a rotor, a rotor sleeve, and a flywheel. The stator and the rotor are axially divided into phases A, B and C. An axially magnetized permanent magnet is provided between every adjacent phases. Twelve rotor poles are provided at equal intervals on an inner side of the rotor core in each of the phases A, B, and C. The rotor poles in the phases A, B and C are staggered in sequence along a circumference by ? of a rotor pole pitch. Eight torque poles in a shape of narrow teeth and four suspension poles in a shape of wide teeth are provided on the stator core in both the phases A and C, and twelve torque poles of a uniform width are provided on the stator core in the phase B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Nanjing Institute Of Technology
    Inventors: Zhiying Zhu, Yukun Sun, Sipeng Hao, Ming Chen, Jin Zhu, Hailang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11118625
    Abstract: A magnetic bearing includes a ring-shaped first magnet, a ring-shaped second magnet, a first magnetic body and a second magnetic body. The ring-shaped first magnet is magnetized in an axial direction. The ring-shaped second magnet is concentrically arranged with the first magnet and is magnetized in the axial direction. The first magnetic body is provided on a first surface in the axial direction of the second magnet. The second magnetic body is provided on a second surface parallel to the first surface in the axial direction of the second magnet. A thickness of each of the first magnetic body and the second magnetic body is less than or equal to an acceptable fluctuation amount in the axial direction of the second magnet with respect to the first magnet and greater than or equal to 0.1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC COPAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Saito, Yuki Nakada, Kyosuke Saso
  • Patent number: 11121604
    Abstract: Robust electro-static (ES) device embodiments, with application to energy storage flywheels as an example, are described that provide reliable, high-efficiency operation in the presence of thermal and mechanical perturbations, as well as seismic events. Electro-static generators and motors, when augmented with magnetic bearings, passive three-dimensional stabilization techniques and dynamic touch-down bearings, enable robust performance in the face of these environmental concerns, as well as efficient operation during typical operational sequences, including spin-up and steady-state modalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Richard F. Post
  • Patent number: 11114956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a magnetic levitator. The magnetic levitator comprises a first portion having a first arrangement of a plurality of permanent magnets, and the first arrangement has first and second circumferences. The magnetic levitator also comprises a second portion having a second arrangement of a plurality of permanent magnets, and the second arrangement has a third circumference. The first and second arrangements are rotationally symmetrical, and the first circumference is larger than the third circumference. In use, one of the portions is magnetically levitated by the other one of the portions, and the second circumference is arranged substantially aligned to the third circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
    Inventors: Bradley Camburn, Kristin Wood, Zach Huang
  • Patent number: 11112759
    Abstract: A thermal displacement correction system performs thermal displacement correction in cooperation with a thermal displacement correction device and a computer connected via a network. The thermal displacement correction system that corrects thermal displacement caused by processing performed by a machine comprises: the thermal displacement correction device connected to the machine; and the computer connected to the thermal displacement correction device via the network. The computer comprises: a data acquisition unit that acquires environmental data on an external environment of the machine via the network; a correction value inference unit that calculates a correction value using the environmental data; and a correction value output unit that outputs the correction value to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsunori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11105367
    Abstract: An improved passive magnetic bearing (PMB) for rotating machineries and rotating machineries integrating the bearing are configured to counteract the three states dimensional forces applied on them when put in an operating environment having external forces. The improved PMB includes a first ring element having a Halbach array. A second ring element has first and second Halbach arrays extending angularly over respective regions of the second ring. Magnetic interaction from the Halbach array of the first ring with the first and second Halbach arrays of the second ring when the rings are positioned relative each other within an axial operating range defines a combined force curve. This curve can have an axial component matching a predetermined target axial force curve and a radial component matching a predetermined target radial force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Telesystem Energy Ltd.
    Inventor: Imad Hamad
  • Patent number: 11078916
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vacuum pump, in particular to a turbomolecular pump, having at least one pump stage and having a pressure determination unit for determining a pressure present at a suction side of the vacuum pump, said pump comprising a measurement device, with a measurement tap of the measurement device being provided in the region of the pump stage or downstream of the pump stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Hofmann, Florian Schneider
  • Patent number: 11081944
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wound rotor or stator having more than four poles, preferably a rotor, the rotor or stator having teeth provided with pole shoes. The method includes the following steps, for each pole: (a) producing a partial winding by winding at least one conductor over the portion of the tooth of this pole extending axially along this pole between the pole shoes of this pole and a plane (Pmin) at right angles to the axis of the pole and tangential to a pole shoe of an adjacent pole, (b) pushing back the duly produced partial winding towards the base of the tooth, and freeing said portion of the tooth having been used for the winding, and (c) repeating step (a) to produce another partial winding on the duly released portion of tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MOTEURS LEROY-SOMER
    Inventor: Jacques Saint-Michel
  • Patent number: 11066760
    Abstract: An open-end spinning device having a rotor housing (1) which can be acted upon by negative pressure and a spinning rotor (2), the rotor housing (1) is open towards the front and can be closed by a cover element, to the rear the rotor housing (1) has a rear wall (3) with a passage opening (4) for a rotor shaft (5) of the spinning rotor (2). In order to prevent the occurrence of thread coils inside the rotor housing (1) behind the spinning rotor, a narrow gap (6) of less than 2 mm is provided between the spinning rotor (2) and the rear wall (3) of the rotor housing (1) at the largest outer diameter of the spinning rotor (2) and the rear wall (3) of the rotor housing (1) is designed such that the area (7) behind the spinning rotor (2) is covered inside the rotor housing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Saurer Spinning Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Jakobinski, Lothar Winzen, Jakub Miodek