Supports Patents (Class 310/91)
  • Patent number: 10826338
    Abstract: An axial flux machine is described. The machine has a stator comprising a stator housing enclosing a plurality of stator bars disposed circumferentially at intervals around an axis of the machine, and a rotor comprising a set of permanent magnets and mounted for rotation about the axis of the machine. The rotor is spaced apart from the stator along the axis of the machine to define a gap between the stator and rotor and in which magnetic flux in the machine is generally in an axial direction. The machine also comprises a hub assembly comprising a rotating hub and a mount separated by a bearing to permit the hub to rotate relative to the mount, the rotating hub comprising a hub flange and the mount comprising a mount flange, each of the flanges being spaced axially apart from one another. The machine further comprises a bulkhead for mounting the hub assembly and stator, wherein the bulkhead is mounted to the mount flange of the hub assembly and the stator housing is mounted to the bulkhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Yasa Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Woolmer, Christopher Edward Miller
  • Patent number: 10710628
    Abstract: The motor unit includes a motor case containing a stator and a rotor fixed to an output shaft; the control unit includes a unit case containing constituent members of the control unit that controls the motor unit; the motor unit and the control unit are fixed to each other in such a way that an axle-direction end, at the unit case side, of the motor case is made to abut on an axle-direction end, at the motor unit side, of the unit case and then the both ends are bonded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihito Asao, Akihiko Mori
  • Patent number: 10673298
    Abstract: An electric motor includes: a rotor; a stator disposed on an outer peripheral side of the rotor; a front-side housing provided with an opening housing a part of the rotor; a rear-side housing clamping the stator between the rear-side housing and the front-side housing; a plurality of fastening members fastening the stator, the front-side housing, and the rear-side housing together; and an annular portion disposed on a surface, of the front-side housing, the surface facing the stator and having an annular shape that surrounds the opening, wherein respective heights of first sections of the annular portion that are in the vicinity of insertion holes of the fastening members are lower than respective heights of second sections, which are positioned at middle points between an adjacent pair of the first sections, among the first sections, the intermediate point is close to the adjacent pair of the first sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Fumito Yukawa
  • Patent number: 10622868
    Abstract: An electric machine is disclosed. The electric machine includes a stator core defining a cavity and having end-windings protruding from the cavity, and a rotor configured to rotate within the cavity and having end plates defining a plurality of holes for providing coolant. The electric machine also includes one or more layers of an oleophobic or hydrophobic coating disposed on portions of the end plate corresponding to the holes to increase coolant flow to the end-windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Myung Ki Sung, Edward Chan-Jiun Jih, Michael W. Degner
  • Patent number: 10559995
    Abstract: A motor capable of suppressing droplets of water generated due to condensation from adhering to electrical components inside a rotary encoder is provided. A motor includes: a motor main body having a rotating shaft member; and a rotary encoder, wherein the rotary encoder has a cover member, and an inner surface of the cover member has a first top surface formed having an inclined portion that is inclined relative to a horizontal direction so as to guide a droplet of water when the rotating shaft member is disposed to extend in a vertical direction, and/or a second top surface formed having an inclined portion that is inclined relative to a horizontal direction so as to guide a droplet of water when the rotating shaft member is disposed to extend in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Hirosato Yoshida, Nobuyuki Ootake
  • Patent number: 10369534
    Abstract: A convertible mixer assembly converts a hand mixer for use as a stand mixer with additional attachments. The assembly includes a motor positioned within a mixer housing. Mixer ports extend into the mixer housing. A handle coupled to the mixer housing allows handheld use. Beater attachments are removably coupable to the mixer housing and rotated by the motor. A connector extends from the mixer housing. A slot extends into an outer surface of a stand. The slot receives the connector such that the stand is configured for holding the mixer housing for use without the mixer housing is handheld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Tammie E. Davis
  • Patent number: 10357873
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floor plate, in particular for portable, handheld tools with a combustion engine, an essentially flat surface with an continuous outer edge and at least one first opening with a related edge and a second opening with a related edge, wherein the at least one edge of an opening exhibits an element that projects at an inclined angle, which serves as a baffle plate to divert sparks and particles, and further that at least the continuous edge of the floor plate and/or the edge of at least one opening are at least sectionally beaded or pulled up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Henning Schweinberger, Klaus Scholz
  • Patent number: 10312839
    Abstract: A motor assembly, comprising a brushless DC motor with control electronics which comprises at least two magnetic field sensors adapted to measure magnetic flux from magnetic poles on a rotor in the brushless DC motor. The magnetic field sensors are adapted to determine an angular position of the rotor, with the purpose of controlling the current to the brushless DC motor based on the determined angular position. The brushless DC motor is an external rotor motor comprising an internal stator, and an external rotor having a periphery and an inside, which exhibits a plurality of permanent magnets disposed at regular intervals along the inside to provide the magnetic poles. The magnetic field sensors are disposed at a distance from each other in the proximity of the periphery to measure the magnetic flux leaking radially through the external rotor from the permanent magnets on the inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Johan Linder
  • Patent number: 10205368
    Abstract: An auxiliary fixing device for mounting a long screw of a direct current motor comprises a base and a vertically arranged support frame, the base is provided with a motor front end cover positioning plate, and a lower end of the support frame is fixed with a rear side of the base; the support frame is fixed with a lifting driving mechanism, and the lifting driving mechanism is fixed with a motor rear end cover compressing plate; the motor rear end cover compressing plate is provided with a number of long screw abdicating grooves corresponding to long screw through holes on the motor rear end cover; the base is provided with a front output shaft groove through which a motor front output shaft can pass, and the motor front end cover positioning plate is provided with a bearing chamber positioning groove which is matched with a motor front bearing chamber; and the motor rear compressing plate is provided with an outgoing line guide groove which is configured to accommodate a motor rear end cover outgoing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Zhubing Sun, Yaohui Ma
  • Patent number: 10193413
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a water cooled type alternator is provided. The mounting bracket includes a body, a plurality of bolts attached to the body, a plurality of pivot arms including a first pivot arm attached to a first bolt in the plurality of bolts at first end of the first pivot arm, and a link arm coupled to the body at a second bolt in the plurality of bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Samp
  • Patent number: 10174768
    Abstract: A centrifugal blower assembly includes a housing defining an interior space and an impeller configured to channel an airflow within the interior space. The blower assembly also includes a motor coupled to the impeller and configured to rotate the impeller about an axis. The motor includes a motor shell and a motor mounting assembly coupled to the motor. The motor mounting assembly includes an end shield coupled to the motor and a plurality of mounting arms coupled to the end shield. At least a portion of at least one mounting arm extends axially along the motor such that a continuous radial gap is defined between the at least one mounting arm and the motor shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry B. Shelton, Rafal Pawel Rohoza, Joseph Carnes, Carter Delaney
  • Patent number: 10047826
    Abstract: Electric motors are disclosed. The motors are preferably for use in an automated vehicle, although any one or more of a variety of motor uses are suitable. The motors include lift, turntable, and locomotion motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Moore, Philip S. Johnson, Joshua M. Biro
  • Patent number: 10014758
    Abstract: A method of assembling an integrated drive generator includes the steps of providing a bore in a center housing portion, pressing a bearing liner into the bore, with a portion of the bearing liner extending proud of a surface of the center plate, and machining the surface around and adjacent to the bearing liner to provide a machined surface parallel to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Henry R. Vanderzyden, Jonathan C. Dell
  • Patent number: 9752538
    Abstract: A drive arrangement for an aggregate of an internal combustion engine includes a drive element, a housing, and an intermediate element. The housing comprises a static receiving part comprising a stop, and a cover fastened on the static receiving part. The cover is configured to bear axially against the stop. The intermediate element is arranged, in a preloaded state, between the drive element and the housing, radially between the cover and the drive element, and, in an elastically deformed state, axially between the drive element and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: PIERBURG GMBH
    Inventors: Osman Sari, Norbert Simons, Robert Sabic, Manfred Bohnen
  • Patent number: 9611861
    Abstract: A washing machine having a centrifugal fan which may increase a discharge flow rate. The washing machine includes a centrifugal fan adapted to cool a motor, wherein the centrifugal fan comprises a circular plate connected to a shaft of the motor, and a plurality of blades radially arranged around a center of the circular plate, each of the blade includes an inlet portion extending to form an inlet for external air passing therethrough, and a guide bent and inclined from the inlet portion, and an outlet portion bent from the guide to form an outlet for the external air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Hyun Joo Kim, Eung Ryeol Seo, Hoon Wee, Jin Ki Lee, You Eok Jeon, Kwang Kyu Han
  • Patent number: 9598783
    Abstract: An aluminum smelter comprising: (i) a series of electrolytic cells, designed for the production of aluminum, forming one or more rows, (ii) a supply station designed to supply the series of electrolytic cells with an electrolysis current, the said electricity supply station comprising two poles, (iii) a main electrical circuit through which the electrolysis current flows, having two extremities each connected to one of the poles of the supply station, (iv) at least one secondary electrical circuit comprising an electrical conductor made of superconducting material through which a current flows, running along the row or rows of electrolytic cells, characterized in that the electrical conductor made of superconducting material in the secondary electrical circuit runs along the row or rows of electrolytic cells at least twice in such a way as to make several turns in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Rio Tinto Alcan International Limited
    Inventors: Christian Duval, Steeve Renaudier, Benoit Bardet, Olivier Martin, Stéphane Wan Tang Kuan
  • Patent number: 9563056
    Abstract: The optical scanner comprises: a motor having an rotor shaft; a rotor being attached to the rotor shaft; a tilt mirror having an inclined reflective surface and being attached to the rotor shaft together with the rotor; and a bearing section being provided to a stator housing and capable of rotatably holding the rotor shaft. The rotor and the tilt mirror are prohibited from detaching from and rotating with respect to the rotor shaft. A recessed part, through which the rotor shaft is penetrated, is formed in the tilt mirror. An elastic member, which always biases the tilt mirror toward the rotor, is provided between a retainer section and an inner bottom part of the recessed part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventors: Masayuki Kodani, Nobuchika Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9557564
    Abstract: The rotary body driving apparatus for rotating a rotary body comprises: a rotor shaft, to which the rotary body and a rotor are attached, being rotatably held by a bearing section; a rotor magnet being attached to the rotor and partially exposed as a position detecting magnet; a first positioning section being formed in the rotor, the first positioning section corresponding to the position detecting magnet; and a second positioning section corresponding to a reference surface of the rotary body. The rotary body is attached to the rotor in a state where the first positioning section and the second positioning section are aligned so as to make circumferential positions of the reference surface and the position detecting magnet correspond to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventors: Masayuki Kodani, Nobuchika Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9379589
    Abstract: A stator includes: a plurality of stator pieces around which coils are wound; a stator holder which supports the plurality of stator pieces by arranging the plurality of stator pieces in a peripheral wall portion in an annular shape; and a housing which is disposed on an outer side of the stator holder to support the stator holder, wherein the stator holder includes a flange portion which continuously protrudes outward in a radial direction thereof from an edge of one end side in an axial line direction thereof and is fixed to the housing, and a reinforcing portion which suppresses vibration in the radial direction of the stator holder on an outer peripheral surface of the peripheral wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Choji, Michihisa Kono, Kazuaki Takizawa
  • Patent number: 9362807
    Abstract: Method of repairing a winding in a generator, the generator having a generator rotor and a generator stator, wherein the generator rotor and/or stator comprises a plurality of windings, the windings comprising a stack of turns of a conductor around a tooth, wherein the method comprises cutting the winding on a side of the tooth to separate the winding in two parts; removing the two parts of the winding from the tooth; sliding a substitute partial coil on the tooth, the substitute partial coil comprising a stack of incomplete conductor turns having a first end and a second end, said first and second end positioned on the same side of the tooth; and connecting the second ends of each incomplete turn with a first end of the next incomplete turn using a plurality of conductor portions. The disclosure further relates to a kit for making a substitute coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ALSTOM WIND, S.L.U.
    Inventors: César Muñiz Casais, Thomas Klamt, Rafael Anderes
  • Patent number: 9337706
    Abstract: An inverter apparatus is incorporated integrally into a non-load-side of a motor such that an inverter cooler is interposed, and a non-load-side end frame of the motor includes: a flat base portion; a cylindrical non-load-side bearing portion that is disposed so as to protrude axially from near a center of a front surface of the base portion that faces a rotor, and that houses and holds a non-load-side bearing into which a non-load-side end portion of a rotating shaft of the rotor is mounted; and an annular first flange portion that is disposed so as to protrude axially from an outer circumferential edge portion of the front surface of the base portion so as to contact a non-load-side end surface of a cylindrical portion and a cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Miyama, Masao Morita
  • Fan
    Patent number: 9334868
    Abstract: A fan includes a motor, an impeller and a heat dissipating structure. The impeller includes a hub and a plurality of first blades. The hub receives the motor, and the hub comprises at least a heat dissipating hole. The first blades are disposed around the hub. The heat dissipating structure is disposed outside the hub. The heat dissipating structure includes a baffle and at least a second blade extending from the baffle and disposed corresponding to the heat dissipating hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Shih-Han Huang, Shun-Chen Chang
  • Patent number: 9267508
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes a bushing, a stator, a first bearing, and a rotor. The stator surrounds the bushing, and includes at least one hook. The hook extends into the bushing. The first bearing is disposed in the bushing and presses against the hook. The rotor is pivotally connected to the first bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Shun-Chen Chang, Kuan-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 9231450
    Abstract: A stator core is sandwiched between a first frame and a second frame. A fastening member fastens the first frame and the second frame. The first frame includes a ring flange that is in contact with an attachment surface of the motor attachment portion. The flange includes a fixing portion fixed to the attachment surface and a fastening portion, which receives fastening force by the fastening member. The first frame includes a deform suppression portion for suppressing deformation of the fixing member when the fastening member is fastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignees: Asmo Co., Ltd., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuji Yamashita, Jirou Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9225219
    Abstract: An alternator according to the present invention includes: a shaft; a rotor that is fixed to the shaft; a stator that has a stator core that is disposed so as to surround an outer circumference of the rotor and in which a plurality of slots that extend axially are formed so as to be spaced apart circumferentially; and a front bracket and a rear bracket that hold circumferential edge portions of the stator core from two axial ends using a plurality of holding means and that envelope the stator core, a pair of first stays that are formed on the front bracket being fixed to a vehicle by bolts that penetrate through a pair of penetrating apertures that are respectively formed on the first stays, and the pair of penetrating apertures are formed at positions such that an approximate perpendicular bisector of a straight line that connects centers of the penetrating apertures intersects an axis of the shaft; and one of the holding means is disposed on the perpendicular bisector near the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Takahashi, Hideyuki Hayashi, Toshiaki Kashihara, Katsuya Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 9209668
    Abstract: Provided is a spindle motor having an electrostatic discharge (ESD) path that can stably discharge electric charges introduced from the outside to a rotating shaft through a base plate, in a structure of forming a bearing housing by using a resin and insert-molding the base plate. The spindle motor includes: a rotor to the central portion of which one end of a rotating shaft is coupled; a bearing that rotatably supports the rotating shaft; a bearing housing that accommodates the bearing in the inside of a groove and that is made of a resin; and a base plate whose inner circumferential portion is buried and combined in the inside of the bearing housing, wherein part of the base plate is in contact with the bearing to thus discharge externally introduced static electricity through the rotating shaft, bearing, and the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SAMHONGSA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Hoon Lee, Chang Seob Song
  • Patent number: 9209655
    Abstract: A motor's stator unit includes a base and a stator. The base has a shaft tube. The stator has a silicon steel plate unit, an insulation sleeve unit and a coil unit. The silicon steel plate unit has an inner circumferential wall forming a through-hole. The insulation sleeve unit has an engagement hole. The silicon steel plate unit and the insulation sleeve unit are stacked together. An enameled copper wire is wound around the insulation sleeve unit to form the coil unit. The engagement hole has a minimal diameter that is slightly smaller than an outer diameter of the shaft tube. The stator is press fit around the shaft tube via the insulation sleeve unit, to prevent the silicon steel plate unit of the stator from excessively compressing the shaft tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alex Horng
  • Patent number: 9136746
    Abstract: A stator includes a hollow cylindrical stator core comprised of a plurality of stator core segments, a stator coil mounted on the stator core, and an outer cylinder that is fitted on the radially outer surfaces of the stator core segments so as to fasten the stator core segments together. The stator core has a recess formed in the radially outer surface of one of the stator core segments. The outer cylinder has a slit that radially penetrates the outer cylinder to connect the radially outer and inner surfaces of the outer cylinder and an engaging portion that adjoins the slit. The engaging portion of the outer cylinder is plastically deformed radially inward into the recess of the stator core so as to abut and thereby engage with side walls of the recess which face the engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ikuta, Yuusuke Hara, Nobuyuki Kimura, Kuniharu Teshima
  • Patent number: 9061584
    Abstract: A hanger assembly includes a first bracket having a first side surface, a second side surface, and a locating pin extending from the second side surface. The assembly includes a mounting bracket configured to nest with the first bracket, where the mounting bracket has a base portion, and an extension portion extending generally perpendicularly from the base portion. The extension portion has a first side surface, a second side surface, and a top surface. A mounting bolt extends from the second side surface of the mounting bracket, through the mounting bracket, and through the first bracket to the first side surface of the first bracket. The first surface and/or the top surface of the extension portion are configured to receive the locating pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Edward Vargo, Jr., Matthew David Friede
  • Patent number: 9054563
    Abstract: A motor for an electric power steering device, includes: a housing side bearing which is placed on the output side of a shaft of a rotor placed in a frame, and is supported by a housing connected to the frame; and a frame side bearing which is placed on the opposite output side of the shaft of the rotor, and is composed of an outer ring and an inner ring supported by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiro Matsunaga, Yoshihito Asao, Satoru Akutsu, Kazuhisa Takashima
  • Publication number: 20150137644
    Abstract: Certain exemplary aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards an apparatus in which a base deck and a base deck cover interface with one another to provide a permeability path. The base deck includes an outer region, and the base deck cover includes a lip that interfaces with the outer region of the base deck to provide the permeability path. The permeability is further defined by at least three interleaved sidewalls of the base deck and base deck cover that define two segments of the permeability path. The permeability path is filled with a polymer material that creates a seal between the base deck and base deck cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Frank William Bernett, Neal Gunderson, Steven Lee Weber
  • Patent number: 9035517
    Abstract: A bearing support plate for use in a generator has a radially enlarged flange with a first cylindrical portion extending from the flange in one direction which will provide a bearing support for an outer race of a ball bearing, and a radially inner cylindrical portion extending in an opposed direction that will be away from the ball bearing relative to the flange. The flange is generally cylindrical but has a truncated portion over a circumferential extent. The first cylindrical portion is formed with radially enlarged portions with intermediate radially thinner portions. The flange includes bolt holes circumferentially aligned with the radially thinner portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilliton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Alan Rittmeyer
  • Publication number: 20150130314
    Abstract: A motor or generator assembly including a motor or generator machine and mounting structure supporting the machine on an appliance is provided. The machine presents an axially extending, radially outermost circumferential face and a pair of axially spaced apart, radially projecting axial margins. The mounting structure includes a pair of at least substantially radially extending plates and a base configured for connection to the appliance. The plates extend at least in part adjacent respective ones of the axial margins and at least in part define a machine-receiving space therebetween. The machine is mounted on the brackets so as to be positioned at least in part in the machine-receiving space. The base is positioned at least substantially radially outside the circumferential face of the machine and presents a pair of axially spaced apart side faces, with each of the plates being secured against a respective one of the side faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Collins, Jeffrey S. Sherman, Chetan O. Modi, Craig E. Wallace, Payman Rassoolkhani, Kent A. Sheeran
  • Publication number: 20150130315
    Abstract: An electric motor or generator is provided. The motor or generator includes a rotor component rotatable about an axis, a stator, and a support assembly supporting the rotor component and the stator. The support assembly includes a shaft component rotatable about an axis and a bearing arrangement rotatably supporting the rotor component on the shaft component. The bearing arrangement includes a one-way bearing configured such that a first one of the components transmits torque to a second one of the components when the first component rotates in a first direction and the second component does not rotate in the first direction relative to the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Craig E. Wallace
  • Patent number: 9030067
    Abstract: A bearing assembly for an electric motor is provided that includes a bearing having an inner race and an outer race, and a bearing float sleeve having an outer race engaging member. The outer race engaging member includes an outer surface sized for slip fit engagement with a bearing seat formed in a motor end member such that the bearing float sleeve can be displaced axially in relation to the bearing seat and an inner surface configured for engagement with the bearing outer race such that the bearing outer race is in a fixed rotational position with respect to the bearing float sleeve. The bearing float sleeve includes at least one feature operational to maintain a fixed rotational position of the bearing float sleeve with respect to the motor end member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: John Raczek, Scott Wright, Mark Bartz, C. Scott Eagleton, Jeffrey P. Nelessen, Gerald R. Muehlbauer
  • Patent number: 9030065
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronically commutated electric machine (1), comprising a stator housing (3) which receives a stator (4) in a stator chamber (13) and which delimits a rotor chamber (14) receiving a rotor. According to the invention, the stator housing (3) comprises a main housing (31) and a cover (9), wherein an elastic sealing element (8) is arranged between the main housing (31) and cover (9) and extends into the inside of the stator housing (3) with at least one radial region (30) and forms a tolerance compensating element (19) acting on the stator (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Hein, Jerome Thiery, Christoph Heier
  • Patent number: 9018827
    Abstract: In an arrangement in an electrical machine, the electrical machine includes a rotor rotating around its shaft, a stator located from the rotor at an air gap, and a frame around the outer surface of the stator. A stator opening is formed in the end of the frame, and the stator opening is closeable with a cast end shield. The end shield includes at least three brackets protruding from the outer edge of the end shield. The brackets are fittable onto the end junctions where axially continuing structures are connected to the end at the junctions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Timo Holopainen, Tia Tuhkanen
  • Patent number: 9018814
    Abstract: A motor includes a bearing holder having a substantially cylindrical shape and a surrounding member fixed to a radial outer surface of the bearing holder. The bearing holder includes a plurality of holder protrusion portions each including a radial outer surface at least partially making contact with the surrounding member and a plurality of holder recess portions positioned radially inward of the plurality of holder protrusion portions. The plurality of holder protrusion portions and the plurality of holder recess portions are alternately arranged along a circumferential direction. A central angle of a portion of an inner circumferential surface of the surrounding member remaining out of contact with each of the plurality of holder protrusion portions is equal to or larger than a central angle of a portion of an outer circumferential surface of a bearing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nidec Corporation
    Inventor: Yuji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150108862
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an aircraft vehicle, which comprises a circuit board, and at least one power component mounted on said circuit board. The at least one power component comprises a rotor, a drive unit and a fixing sleeve. Said drive unit is electrically connected to said circuit board and drives the rotor to rotate. Said fixing sleeve comprises a receiving space with an opening at a top. Said fixing sleeve comprises at least one first stopping piece and at least one second stopping piece projected on an outer surface of the fixing sleeve. Said drive unit is accommodated in the receiving space and is secured in the fixing sleeve. Said circuit board comprises at least one positioning hole corresponding to the power component. The fixing sleeve is configured to pass through the positioning hole so that the circuit board is retained between the first stopping piece and the second stopping piece. This disclosure also provides a fixing sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Guangyao Chen
  • Publication number: 20150102709
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a stator assembly for a motor including: a stator core which includes a rounded base having a plurality of first holes formed in the vertical direction and a plurality of teeth radially formed on the outer circumferential surface of the base; an insulation coating layer formed on the entire surface of the stator core except the inner face of the base and the periphery of the first hole; and one or more connection parts connected to the rounded base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jeong Cheol JANG, Wang Gyu JEONG, Hee-Sang KIM
  • Patent number: 9000640
    Abstract: An electric motor configured to maximize active motive material within a given motor size by having one or more phase lead exit holes configured to prevent unwanted outside contaminants from entering the motor, phase leads each having an integral strain relief, and two or more Wye terminations that are not electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Zero Motorcycles, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan John Biffard, Micah Benjamin Bayless
  • Publication number: 20150091396
    Abstract: A mounting feature plate rigidly mounts a mounting feature to a stator of an electrical motor in proximity to an end shield to help maintain a predetermined air gap between a rotor and a stator in the electrical motor. The mounting feature plate includes a planar member, an offset member extending from the planar member that has a mounting feature configured to mount an electrical motor within an appliance, and a pair of flanges extending from the planar member. Each of the flanges has an opening with a cylindrical extrusion aligned with and extending from the opening. The extrusions are configured to be received within a mounting hole within a stator to enable a bolt to pass through the opening and the extrusion and be received within the mounting hole in the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Gary W. Borcherding, Philip S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8994245
    Abstract: The permanent magnet type electrical rotating machine has an overhung rotor support structure in which a shaft of a rotor is supported at only one end side thereof by a bearing provided on one side of a casing of the electrical rotating machine. Another end side of the rotor shaft to be a bearing support-free side is capable of being joined to an end of a shaft of a prime mover via a flange formed at an end of the shaft. The rotor shaft is configured such that, upon a state of not being coupled to the prime mover shaft, the flange on the bearing support-free side is joined to an end face of the casing through a retaining member to be prevented from moving in any of an axial, radial and circumferential directions of the rotor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kori, Akiyoshi Komura, Masahiro Hori, Seikichi Masuda, Masayasu Fujieda
  • Patent number: 8987960
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a supporting and heat dissipating structure. A driver is arranged on an inner surface of a heat sink. The heat sink has protrusions for heat dissipation. An axle hole and a fixing ring are formed at the center of the heat sink. An elastic ring is arranged around the fixing ring for connecting with a supporting frame. A tubular barrel is used for connecting the heat sink to a motor. A structure for easily and firmly supporting the motor and the driver can be obtained. The structure can also absorb vibration while the motor rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Headline Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Yung Li, Chiu-Yao Lin, Hua-Yi Hung
  • Patent number: 8987961
    Abstract: A motor assembly for a fan for a radiator of a motor vehicle, has an electric motor with a stator and an outer rotor driving an impeller. A support connected to the stator has a plurality of arms for fixing to a carrier structure. A casing includes a basin-like container and a heat dissipater forming a cover for the container. The casing contains a circuit board carrying components of a control circuit connected to the motor. The container has retention attachments engaged in a snap-fitting manner in snap seats provided in the arms of the support in order to bring about relative prepositioning of the container with respect to the support before the heat dissipater is fixed to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventor: Michele Cusano
  • Patent number: 8987966
    Abstract: An electric motor has a wound stator and a permanent magnet rotor. The rotor includes a shaft, a hub fixed on the shaft, a plurality of rotor core segments and magnets fixed around the hub, and a pair of covers fixed to axial ends of the rotor core segments. The hub and covers are formed on the rotor core segments by inserting molding and one of the covers has openings to allow the magnets to be inserted into spaces formed between adjacent rotor core segments such that the rotor core segments and magnets are alternately arranged in a circumferential direction of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Yue Li, Mao Xiong Jiang, Ya Ming Zhang, Xiao Ning Zhu
  • Publication number: 20150069885
    Abstract: A motor assembly includes a structural unit for mounting a motor, for mounting and enclosing electronic circuitry, and for providing a corridor for air to flow and cool the motor and/or the electronic circuitry. The motor assembly includes a substantially water-resistant motor that rotationally drives a fan for cooling the motor and/or rotationally drives a propeller for providing propulsion to watercraft. The electronic circuitry of the motor assembly receives and transmits instructions to a command post by way of electronic signals and distributes power to the motor. The structural unit seals the circuitry from the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph W. Fleming
  • Publication number: 20150061438
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a hub. The apparatus also includes a back iron that is coupled to the hub. In addition, a magnetic annulus is co-formed to the back iron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hans Leuthold, Chris M. Woldemar, Norbert Steven Parsoneault
  • Publication number: 20150054369
    Abstract: A motor mounting assembly for mounting a motor includes a motor base and a motor mounting fixture. The motor base has an elongate slot and a threaded adjusting rod. The motor mounting fixture cooperates with the slot for securing the motor to the base and includes a fixture body and a coupling member. The fixture body includes a fixture base and first and second oppositely disposed legs. First and second apertures extend through the first and second legs and a motor fastener projects proximally from the fixture base to be received in the slot. The coupling member has a through bore aligned with the first and second apertures between the first and second legs. At least one of the first aperture, the second aperture, or the bore includes screw threads engaging the adjusting rod for adjusting a position of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Overly Hautz Motor Base Company
    Inventors: Trevor Ahlert, Edward Bees, Tanya Copanas, Thomas Copanas, Richard Gorsuch, Peter Gough, Thomas Nathan Tharp
  • Publication number: 20150048698
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first component and a second component. The second component is located at a first position. The second component includes a first connection to the first component. The first position and the first connection are configured to stiffen an electric motor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy E. Langlais, Matthew M. McConnell, Paco G. Flores