With Outer Casing Or Housing Patents (Class 336/90)
  • Patent number: 10699840
    Abstract: A power inductor assembly including a power inductor, a vehicle component, and a pair of distribution conduits is provided. The power inductor has a housing supporting a pair of coils. The vehicle component is located above the pair of coils. Each of the pair of distribution conduits is oriented relative to one of the pair of coils below the vehicle component and has one or more openings adjacent the coils to distribute coolant thereto. Each of the one or more openings may define one of a circular shape or a slot shape. Each of the one or more openings may be sized such that exiting coolant substantially uniformly covers the adjacent coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Myung Ki Sung, Edward Chan-Jiun Jih, Michael W. Degner
  • Patent number: 10622142
    Abstract: The present disclosure covers apparatuses and associated methods for embedding a wireless power transfer coil in concrete. In embodiments, a wireless power inductor pad embedded in concrete includes a wireless power inductor pad comprising a first and second layer of continuously strung stranded wire, each layer arranged in a circular pattern. The first layer is positioned above the second layer such that the stranded wire of the first layer is offset vertically from the stranded wire of the second layer by a vertical wire-to-wire distance. Additionally, the first layer is offset horizontally from the second layer such that the stranded wire of the first layer is offset horizontally from the stranded wire of the second layer by a horizontal wire-to-wire distance; the horizontal wire-to-wire distance being zero inches. Finally, concrete permeates between the first and second layers and between the stranded wires of each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan J. Bohm, Trevor G. Gardner, Marvin Halling, Baljit S. Riar, Regan Zane
  • Patent number: 10585036
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for determining gas characteristics to monitor transformer operation include extracting gas from transformer fluid for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Henry L. Buijs, Raphael N. Desbiens
  • Patent number: 10574090
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided with a housing having a rectangular shape in a plan view of the housing defined by two short sides along a lateral direction and two long sides along a longitudinal direction. A camera, a battery, and a circuit board are included in the housing. A wireless charging coil is arranged in the housing and includes a winding portion and two leg portions. A sheet is arranged in the housing. The sheet has a rectangular shape including four edges and four corner portions, wherein each pair of adjacent edges forms a virtual corner, each corner portion is receded inwardly from its corresponding virtual corner by a receding distance, and one of four receding distances is greater than other three of the four receding distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sovereign Peak Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Yoshio Koyanagi, Koichi Yamamoto, Takanori Hirobe, Hiroyuki Uejima, Kenichiro Tabata, Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Munenori Fujimura, Akio Hidaka, Takumi Naruse
  • Patent number: 10388446
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pole tube having two magnetic pole tube components and having one nonmagnetic ring, which is situated axially between the pole tube components, for an electromagnet, in particular for a solenoid valve of an automatic transmission in a motor vehicle, including the following: concentric configuration and/or centering of the pole tube components and of the ring, in particular on a centering pin; form-fitting connection, in particular by extrusion coating and/or casting an exterior lateral surface of the pole tube components and of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christof Ott, Klaus Schudt, Friedrich Moser
  • Patent number: 10366824
    Abstract: An air core reactor for use in an electric power transmission and distribution system or in an electric power system of an electrical plant is provided. The air core reactor comprises an electrically insulated support structure, a coil of windings configured to operate at a potential and isolated to ground or other potentials by the electrically insulated support structure and an insulator mounting bracket that attaches directly to the coil. The insulator mounting bracket is configured as an interface between the coil and the electrically insulated support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TRENCH LIMITED
    Inventor: Kamran Khan
  • Patent number: 10283260
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transformer for reducing eddy current losses of a coil, in which a cut part which is provided by removing a portion of a conductor is provided in each of an upper end and a lower end of a coil, and thus, eddy current losses caused by leakage flux are reduced. The transformer includes a core and a first coil and a second coil sequentially installed on a concentric circle to surround the core. A cut part which is provided by removing a portion of a conductor is provided at each of a first outer upper end and a first outer lower end of the first coil and a second inner upper end and a second inner lower end of the second coil to reduce an influence of leakage flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seungwook Lee
  • Patent number: 10190563
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine ignition coil according to the present invention includes: a central iron core; a primary coil disposed on an outer circumference of the central iron core; a secondary coil disposed on an outer circumference of the primary coil; a side iron core disposed on an outer circumference of the secondary coil; and an insulating material sealing the central iron core, the primary coil, and the secondary coil on an inner side of the side iron core. A first layered silicate having a particle diameter less than a winding diameter of the secondary coil is present at a higher concentration in a vicinity of the secondary coil than that in a vicinity of the side iron core in the insulating material. A second layered silicate having a particle diameter greater than the winding diameter of the secondary coil is present at a higher concentration than that of the first layered silicate between the outer circumference side of the secondary coil and the side iron core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems Hanshin, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kamikawa, Nobutake Tsuyuno, Toshiaki Ishii, Yoichi Anzo
  • Patent number: 10101692
    Abstract: There is provided a guide incorporated in a fixing device including a belt configured to circularly move in a moving direction. The guide includes: a guide portion elongated in a longitudinal direction orthogonal to the moving direction; a first gate mark; and a second gate mark arranged spaced apart from the first gate mark in the longitudinal direction. The guide portion includes a resin and a plurality of elongated-shaped fillers dispersed in the resin. The guide portion has a guide surface configured to guide movement of the belt in the moving direction, a peripheral surface of the belt being configured to contact the guide surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaoru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9837206
    Abstract: An electronic device packaging box includes a base and a terminal unit. The base includes a first space having a first opening and receiving a first coil, and second space having a second opening opposite to the first opening and receiving a second coil. The base has first and third side surfaces proximate to the first opening, and second and fourth side surfaces proximate to the second opening. The terminal unit has two first connecting sections protruding from the second side surface, two second connecting sections protruding from the third side surface, two first wire connecting sections protruding from the first side surface, and two second wire connecting sections protruding from the fourth side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BOTHHAND ENTERPRISE INC.
    Inventors: Yung-Ming Pan, Chung-Cheng Fan
  • Patent number: 9646760
    Abstract: The present invention provides a common mode choke coil that has a higher coupling factor than that of a conventional common mode choke coil and that is easy to be assembled. A common mode choke coil according to the present invention includes a first coil portion 51 and a second coil portion 52 that are connected to each other in series, and a third coil portion 53 and a fourth coil portion 54 that are connected to each other in series. The first coil portion 51 and the second coil portion 52 are respectively disposed in the first quadrant and the third quadrant of an orthogonal coordinate system and housed in a first bobbin 8a, and the third coil portion 53 and the fourth coil portion 54 are respectively disposed in the fourth quadrant and the second quadrant of the orthogonal coordinate system and housed in a second bobbin 8b. The first bobbin 8a and the second bobbin 8b are fitted to each other, and thereby adjacent case portions of the two bobbins are bonded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SHT Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Tsunetsugu Imanishi, Yasuomi Takahashi, Masafumi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9520224
    Abstract: A coil (60). The coil (60) comprises a conductor formed in the shape of winding layers (68). The conductor comprises an insulating coating (96) surrounding a conductive core (94). The coil further comprises paper strips (80) disposed proximate one or more of the winding layers (68) to provide strain relief against mechanical forces exerted on the coil (60) and to provide electrical insulation between winding layers (68). In an embodiment where the coil (60) further comprises a core (70) the paper strips (80) are beneficially disposed at corners (70A, 70B, 70C, and 70D) of the core (70) and further between winding layers (68) at the corners (70A, 70B, 70C, 70D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventor: Joshua S. McConkey
  • Patent number: 9484144
    Abstract: A transformer assembly structure includes a transformer and a carrying seat. The transformer includes a bobbin, a winding coil assembly and a magnetic core assembly. The winding coil assembly includes a primary winding coil and a secondary winding coil. The carrying seat includes a main body and a first lateral wing. The main body has an edge. The first lateral wing includes a first positioning structure. The edge of the main body of the carrying seat is located at an inner side of an outer edge of the magnetic core assembly. The outlet part of the primary winding coil is managed and positioned by the first positioning structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Che Su, Ming-Cheng Lee
  • Patent number: 9478345
    Abstract: A converter unit includes: a housing with a moulded-on hollow cylinder that extends into the housing; a non-magnetic toroidal core supporting a first secondary winding, contacting the housing bottom concentrically with the hollow cylinder and is embedded in a solid compound; a magnetic toroidal core supporting a second secondary winding, arranged concentrically with the hollow cylinder above the non-magnetic toroidal coil; and a casting compound with which the housing opening is closed. To achieve a compact converter unit, a first planar spacing element is arranged between the first and the second secondary windings, directly contacting the first secondary winding and the second secondary winding. In addition, electrically insulating particles fill out the space between the second secondary winding and the housing wall, and the casting compound extends at least up to the particles, which lie at the top towards the housing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Walter Fischer, Markus Gross, Volker Muhrer
  • Patent number: 9443649
    Abstract: A coil (4) for a solenoid valve (2) in particular for actuating a camshaft adjuster, including a coil carrier (6) with an underside, a pot (8) with a base on which the underside of the coil carrier (6) is placed and with a wall which forms an intermediate space (16) with respect to the coil carrier (6), and a yoke disk (10) which is placed on the pot (8) with coil carrier (6) and which covers the intermediate space (16), wherein the intermediate space (16) is open via a flow gap (34) between the yoke disk (10) and the coil carrier (6) and/or between the yoke disk (10) and the pot (8) and is provided for receiving a filler (36). The flow gap (34) is formed for the hardening of the filler (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Hoppe, Stefan Konias, Uwe Wunderlich, Richard Baier
  • Patent number: 9368272
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems described herein provide a shielded power coupling device, such as may be used to transfer electric power from a stator portion of a computed tomography (CT) apparatus to a rotor portion. The shielded power coupling device comprises a rotor portion and a stator portion, separated by an airgap, respectively comprising one or more windings and a core. The shielded power coupling device further comprises a fringe field mitigation element(s) (e.g., an electrically conductive wire) that is configured to carry an induced current that creates a magnetic field that mitigates, or substantially cancels, magnetic flux generated by current in the windings that escapes from the core near the core airgap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: ANALOGIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Dobbs
  • Patent number: 9343212
    Abstract: A reactor includes: a bobbin including flanges at ends of a winding range of a winding, at least one of the flanges being provided with a slit or a hole; a coil formed in a shape in which the winding having a lead portion is wound around the bobbin, the coil being molded by resin, and the lead portion penetrating through the slit or the hole; and a plate through which the lead portion of the coil penetrates, the plate contacting with a circumferential edge of the slit or the hole of the flange so as to close the slit or the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOKAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuki Shinohara, Shuichi Hirata, Takeshi Okada, Yoshikazu Kamikawa, Kazuo Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 9288906
    Abstract: A mounting circuit board of a multilayer ceramic capacitor includes a multilayer ceramic capacitor including a ceramic body in which a plurality of dielectric layers are stacked, an active layer including a plurality of first and second internal electrodes alternately exposed to both end surfaces of the ceramic body, having the dielectric layer therebetween, and first and second external electrodes extended from both end surfaces of the ceramic body to a portion of a lower surface thereof; and a printed circuit board having first and second electrode pads so that the first and second external electrodes are mounted thereon, wherein the first and second electrode pads are disposed in positions diagonally opposed to each other, based on the ceramic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Hwa Lee, Heung Kil Park, Soon Ju Lee, Young Ghyu Ahn, Sang Soo Park
  • Patent number: 9257222
    Abstract: A housing system can comprise a plastic cover (12); a plastic base (14) comprising a floor (20) having sidewalls (22, 24); a first elevation (26); a second elevation (34); a first mounting column (40) located in a transformer end (32) of the plastic base (14) adjacent a major axis first sidewall (22); a second mounting column (42) located in the transformer end (32) of the plastic base (14) adjacent a major axis second sidewall (22); wherein the first and second mounting columns (40,42) have a top surface (44) that protrudes a distance from the floor (20), in the Z direction, in an amount greater than or equal to elevation walls (28,36), wherein the top surface (44) is configured to receive an attachment element (46). The housing system can also comprise a transformer (72), physically attached to the mounting columns; a capacitor (74); a fan (78), and a printed circuit board (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Harindranath K. Sharma, Ashok Kumar Kancharla, Narendra Anand Hardikar, Sanjay Bedi
  • Patent number: 9245683
    Abstract: An inductive coupler apparatus have a first inductive coupler with a first magnetic center shaft having a recessed portion, a first outer magnetic layer disposed around the first magnetic center shaft, and a first coil disposed around the first magnetic center shaft and disposed within the first outer magnetic layer and a second inductive coupler with a second magnetic center shaft having a recessed portion, a second outer magnetic layer disposed around the second magnetic center shaft, and a second coil disposed around the second magnetic center shaft and disposed within the second outer magnetic layer. When the first and second inductive couplers are in the coupled position the inductive couplers can provide for the transmission of power and/or communication between downhole tools in a bottom hole assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tianxia Zhao, Brian Oliver Clark, Raphael Gadot, Matthew Cannon
  • Patent number: 9245675
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a pulsed magnetic field includes an insulating body, an electrical conductor positioned on the insulating body, and a ferromagnetic body having a hollow portion, wherein the insulating body and the electrical conductor are positioned in the hollow portion. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the electrical conductor has at least one gap separating the electrical conductor into at least two parts, thereby allowing a current to flow through the at least two parts in parallel to generate a magnetic field in the insulating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: NATIONAL SYNCHROTRON RADIATION RESEARCH CENTER
    Inventors: Kuang Lung Tsai, Chyi Shyan Fann, San Yuang Hsu, Ke Kang Lin
  • Patent number: 9214263
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a magnetic material-containing resin to be used for coating and forming cores. A magnetite-containing resin of the present invention includes a magnetite having a residual magnetic flux density of less than 15 Am2/kg and a coercive force of less than 12 kA/m. A coil is provided that has a structure in which by coating a winding with the magnetite-containing resin, a magnetite-containing resin layer is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Marusawa, Akio Hagiya
  • Patent number: 9183981
    Abstract: A reactor comprises a reactor core in which two U-shaped core members are connected in a ring shape with a gap section therebetween, a primary insert-molded resin part provided covering at least an outer peripheral surface of a leg part of the core member other than an adhesion surface of the core member, a coil placed around the gap section and the leg part of the core member, and a secondary insert-molded resin part made of a thermoplastic resin and which is insert-molded around the coil to fix the coil on the reactor core and fix the leg parts of the core members in a connected state. A positioning section which determines a relative position of opposing leg parts and a window section which allows a melted thermoplastic resin for forming the secondary insert-molded resin part to flow into the gap section are formed on an end of the primary insert-molded resin part connected in a state where core members are placed connected in a ring shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Fumio Nomizo
  • Patent number: 9159483
    Abstract: A reactor device formed by containing a reactor body comprising a plurality of cores joined with each other within a case in a floating state. The reactor body is placed on a case by using leaf spring bodies and a movement of the reactor body in the horizontal direction is allowed, thereby absorbing a difference in expansion resulting from a difference in the thermal expansion coefficient between the reactor body and the case due to a heat stress. Further, a resin mold is inserted into a concave portion of the case so as to allow the movement in the horizontal direction so that the movement of the reactor body along a slope surface can be achieved, thereby absorbing the difference in expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahito Murata
  • Patent number: 9041502
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device arrangement includes a transformer assembly having a core, windings, and a housing disposed around at least a portion of the core and windings. An enclosure at least partially encloses the transformer assembly. The transformer assembly is mounted to a first portion of the enclosure such that heat is transferred from the transformer assembly to the first portion of the enclosure. A second portion of the enclosure has an extension extending therefrom such that the extension is placed in thermal contact with the transformer assembly to transfer heat from the transformer assembly to the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Ajmal Ansari, Nadir Sharaf, Slobodan Pavlovic
  • Publication number: 20150137926
    Abstract: A reactor comprising a coil including a pair of coil elements and a magnetic core including a pair of inner core portions, outer core portions that connect the inner core portions to form a closed magnetic circuit, and a case that houses an assembly of the coil and the magnetic core, wherein the gap between the outer peripheral surface of the coil and the inner peripheral surface of the side wall portion of the case is 0 mm to 1.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kouhei YOSHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9027228
    Abstract: Methods for the manufacture of an electromagnetic coil assembly are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes joining a first end portion of a braided lead wire to a coiled magnet wire. A dielectric-containing material is applied in a wet-state over the coiled magnet wire and over the first end portion of the braided lead wire. The dielectric-containing material is cured to produce an electrically-insulative body in which the coiled magnet wire and the first end portion of the braided lead wire are at least partially embedded. Prior to application of the dielectric-containing material, the braided lead wire is at least partially impregnated with a masking material deterring wicking of the dielectric-containing material into an intermediate portion of the braided lead wire. In certain cases, the masking material may be removed from the braided lead wire after curing, and the electrically-insulative body may be sealed within a canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: James Piascik, Eric Passman, Robert Franconi
  • Patent number: 9019042
    Abstract: A high-frequency swinging choke has at least two rod cores arranged next to one another in the longitudinal direction. The rod cores each have at least one winding. The windings are connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Epcos AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Roellgen, Herbert-Maurizio Cardarelli
  • Publication number: 20150109084
    Abstract: An automobile ignition coil for use in an ignition system is provided having a central cylindrical magnetic core element, and a secondary coil circumscribing the core element. The second linear length of copper wire has a cross sectional area in a rectangular, rhomboid or hexagonal regular polygonal shape. A primary coil circumscribes the secondary coil, and similarly has a cross sectional area in a rectangular, rhomboid or hexagonal regular polygonal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Intellitronix Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Spivak
  • Patent number: 9010306
    Abstract: In an ignition coil for an internal combustion engine, a column section and a notched section are provided in a side wall section of a case section of the ignition coil. A ventilation opening is formed in an up/down direction in the column section. The ventilation opening communicates with a ventilation passage formed between a sealing rubber and the case section and is open in an upper end section. A cover surrounding the column section and covering the upper end section is provided in the side wall section. A sealing section sealing the notched section is provided in the cover. The ignition coil has a filler resin that fills a space within the case section being in continuous contact with the sealing section and the side wall section and fixing the cover to the side wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhide Kawai, Katsunori Akimoto, Gakuji Moriya, Makoto Kurahashi
  • Patent number: 9000873
    Abstract: Inductive couplers for use in a downhole environment are described. An example inductive coupler for use in a downhole environment includes a body defining a cavity and magnetic material positioned in the cavity. The example inductive coupler also includes a coil adjacent the magnetic material, the coil formed with a number of turns of wire, and a first metal cover coupled to the body to enclose the cavity. The metal cover being electrically coupled to the body to form a substantially contiguous electrically conductive surface surrounding the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Benoit Deville, Yann Dufour, Philippe F. Salamitou, Jean-Luc Garcia, Emmanuel Legendre, Eric Grandgirard, Nicolas Renoux
  • Publication number: 20150077205
    Abstract: A subsea transformer that includes a transformer and a transformer tank adapted to accommodate the transformer is provided. The transformer tank has an opening that is sized so as to enable insertion of the transformer into the transformer tank through the opening. A closing plate is adapted to close the opening of the transformer tank. At least one component having a double barrier against ingress of an ambient medium surrounding the subsea transformer when installed subsea is mounted to the closing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ove Boe, Espen Haugan, Torbjoern Stroemsvik
  • Publication number: 20150054609
    Abstract: A first housing portion of a split core sensing transformer includes a guide element arranged to engage a guide surface of a separable second housing portion and to control rotation and translation of the housing portions to align the housing portions during joining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Martin COOK, Mark D. ROWAN, Marc BOWMAN, Troy Earl WECKER, Mark TAFT, Gary RICHMOND, Cristin ROSENBAUM, Kenneth COURIAN, Doug PORTER
  • Patent number: 8963677
    Abstract: An oil immersed stereo wound-core amorphous alloy transformer, comprising an iron core, a high-low voltage winding, leads and a tank. The core comprises three single frames made of amorphous alloy strips by winding and are identical in structure, and the single frames have a rectangular shape; the vertical sides of every two adjacent frames fit together fixedly to form a core pillar, and the horizontal sides of the single frame form iron yokes; the cross sections of the core pillars have an approximately circular or polygonal shape; the transformer further comprises a clamp, comprising a quasi-triangular upper and lower clamp, and posts, the lower clamp is provide with three food pads; the iron yokes in the lower portion of the iron core are located on the foot pads, and the high-low voltage winding is wound on the core pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Haihong Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaixuan Xu, Xianqing Guo
  • Publication number: 20150048914
    Abstract: In an ignition coil, a housing has an inner chamber, and a transformer is installed in the inner chamber of the housing. A molded side-core assembly of a transformer includes an arched side core magnetically coupled to first and second ends of a longitudinal center core and located outside a circumferential part of primary and secondary windings. The molded side-core assembly includes an insulation cover molded to cover at least part of the arched side core. The insulation cover has a surface and at least one molding mark formed on the surface thereof. An insulation filler is filled in the inner chamber of the housing while the at least part of the arched side core is exposed from the insulation filler and the at least one molding mark is hermetically sealed in the insulation filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshitaka SATOH
  • Patent number: 8957752
    Abstract: A housing system can comprise a plastic cover (12); a plastic base (14) comprising a floor (20) having side walls (22, 24); a first elevation (26); a second elevation (34); a first mounting column (40) located in a transformer end (32) of the plastic base (14) adjacent a major axis first sidewall (22); a second mounting column (42) located in the transformer end (32) of the plastic base (14) adjacent a major axis second sidewall (22); wherein the first and second mounting columns (40,42) have a top surface (44) that protrudes a distance from the floor (20), in the Z direction, in an amount greater than or equal to elevation walls (28,36), wherein the top surface (44) is configured to receive an attachment element (46). The housing system can also comprise a transformer (72), physically attached to the mounting columns; a capacitor (74); a fan (78), and a printed circuit board (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Harindranath K. Sharma, Ashok Kumar Kancharla, Narendra Anand Hardikar, Sanjay Bedi
  • Patent number: 8947191
    Abstract: A small reactor capable of appropriately measuring the temperature of a coil is provided. The reactor includes a coil 2 including a pair of coil elements 2a and 2b and a magnetic core including a pair of inner core portions 31 disposed in the respective coil elements 2a and 2b and outer core portions that connect the inner core portions 31 to form a closed magnetic circuit. Each of the coil elements 2a and 2b has an end face shape having a rounded corner portion 21, which is a corner portion of a rectangle that is rounded. A temperature sensor 7 is disposed in a trapezoidal space between the rounded corner portions 21 of the coil elements 2a and 2b that face each other. The temperature sensor 7 is pressed so as to contact the rounded corner portions 21 by the sensor holder portion 54 provided on an insulator, and is capable of appropriately measuring the temperature of the coil 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouhei Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 8947187
    Abstract: The invention comprises an electrical apparatus and method of manufacture. The apparatus includes a substantially annular inductor comprising an inductor core composed of at least a distributed gap material. The distributed gap material includes particles of alternating layers of magnetic and non-magnetic materials separated by a gap material. The particles comprise an average layer thickness of less than about one hundred micrometers, where a majority of said layered particles comprise an average cross sectional size of less than about one millimeter. The inductor is cooled using at least one of: a thermally conductive potting material, a liquid coolant in direct contact with the inductor, a cooling line through the potting material or liquid coolant, and a chill coil in a container about the potting material and/or the liquid coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Grant A. MacLennan
  • Publication number: 20150022302
    Abstract: A low cost and highly consistent metallized header electronic assembly. In one embodiment, a metallized header assembly having electronic circuitry as well as terminals manufactured from an LDS polymer is disclosed. The metallized header assembly also includes electronic component receiving cavities configured to house one or more wire-wound magnetic cores. The wire leads from the wire-wound magnetic cores are electrically coupled to the terminals on the metallized header assembly via a eutectic solder using well known soldering techniques such as hand soldering, solder dipping, resistance welding, and the like. Methods of manufacturing and using the aforementioned metallized header assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Craig Wedley
  • Patent number: 8931165
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coil device includes inserting planar insulating sheets into a single conductor formed in a solenoidal coil shape from a direction intersecting with a winding axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kurosawa, Masayuki Itoh
  • Patent number: 8928447
    Abstract: A reactor 1? includes one coil 2, a magnetic core 3 to which the coil 2 is arranged, and a case 4 containing an assembly 10 of the coil 2 and the magnetic core 3. The magnetic core 3 includes an inner core portion 31 inserted into the coil 2, and a coupling core portion 32 disposed around the coil 2. The coupling core portion 32 is made of a mixture of magnetic powder and resin. The coil 2 is covered with the coupling core portion 32 and is enclosed within the case 4 in a sealed state. The reactor 1? includes, in an outermost surface region exposed at an opening of the case 4, a magnetic shield layer 5 made of non-magnetic powder, having smaller specific gravity than the magnetic powder and having electrical conductivity, and the resin. A small reactor capable of reducing magnetic flux leaked to the outside is thereby provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Inaba
  • Patent number: 8928445
    Abstract: Provided is an electromagnetic pipe expanding inductor in which the formation of voids during resin impregnation is suppressed, and electromagnetic reaction forces acting on the conductor periphery and on the interface between the shaft portion and the center-side fiber layer is diminished, and thereby durability is improved and the life of the inductor is prolonged. A glass cloth tape (3) capable of being impregnated with resin is wound around the peripheral surface of a shaft portion of a bobbin (2) to a predetermined thickness, further, a conductor strand (4) coated with a glass cloth tape (6) is wound spirally in the axial direction of the bobbin (2) to form a coil. Further, a glass cloth (7) is wound around the outside of the glass cloth tape (6) to a predetermined thickness and thereafter the glass cloth tapes (3, 6) and the glass cloth (7) are impregnated with resin to unite them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Mori, Hiroaki Hosoi, Hidetaka Kanahashi, Yoshihaya Imamura
  • Patent number: 8922313
    Abstract: An induction device includes a casing, a coil retainer, a coil that is disposed in the casing and retained to the coil retainer and a core that is disposed in the casing. The coil extends spirally around the core. The core and the coil retainer are fixed to the casing separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Sergey Moiseev, Yasuhiro Koike, Hiroaki Asano, Kiminori Ozaki, Masanori Tsuzaka, Shimpei Sakoda
  • Patent number: 8922314
    Abstract: An auxiliary core portion and a main core portion, including a magnet if the magnet is attached, are covered by a resin film or an elastomer film and fixed as a single assembly. In this state, a coil is attached to the assembly and a side core portion is assembled to the assembly. The auxiliary core portion and the main core portion, including the magnet if it is attached, can be supplied, as the single assembly, to an automated assembly line for ignition coils. It is not necessary to position such components on the assembly line. Thus, the workability of the automated assembly can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanobu Kobayashi, Yoichi Anzo, Makio Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8922327
    Abstract: A reactor 1? includes a coil 2 formed by winding a wire 2w, a magnetic core 3 that is disposed inside and outside of the coil 2 and forms a closed magnetic circuit, and a case 4 that has an opening portion and a bottom surface 40 that opposes the opening portion and that houses an assembly 10 of the coil 2 and the magnetic core 3. At least the opening portion of the case 4 side of the magnetic core 3 is formed of a molded solid body that contains magnetic powder and resin. A surface layer 5, which prevents the magnetic powder from rusting, is provided on a surface of the magnetic core 3 on the opening portion of the case 4 side. The surface layer 5 has a resin portion formed of resin similar to the resin contained in the magnetic core 3. The resin portion is formed so as to be continuous with the resin contained in the magnetic core 3 without an interface formed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Inaba
  • Publication number: 20140368305
    Abstract: An inductor structure includes a powder core sinter, a coil, and a coating body. The powder core sinter includes a base and a convex column. The convex column is arranged on the base, so that the powder core sinter is in inverse T-shaped. An accommodation space is formed on the base and around the convex column. The coil includes a coiling body wrapping the convex column and being arranged in the accommodation space. The coiling body includes two electrode pins extended to lateral sides of the base. The coating body includes a fillister in inverse T-shaped. The fillister accommodates the powder core sinter and the coil. The coating body fully covers the powder core sinter and the coil except the two electrode pins extended outside of the coating body. The inductor structure has high current resistance and high heat resistance, and avoids the current leakage phenomenon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: YI-TAI CHAO
  • Publication number: 20140361635
    Abstract: There is provided a shield case allowing efficient power delivery while ensuring environmental resistant such as strength and waterproof and provided a contactless feed system using the shield case. A contactless feed system includes: a feed-side device installed in a fixed body; a receive-side device installed in a mobile body and fed electric power from the feed-side device in a contactless manner, and a shield case used in the feed-side device of the contactless feed system includes: a case open toward the receive-side device; a coil housed in an interior of the case; and a cover covering an opening of the case, wherein a load support member extending from a bottom surface of the case to an inner surface of the cover is provided inside the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamitsu OOKAWA, Noritaka TAGUCHI, Kazuyoshi KAGAMI, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Satoru HORIUCHI
  • Patent number: 8902033
    Abstract: An inductor comprises a ferromagnetic core, a litz wire conductor encircling the ferromagnetic core, a housing, a bobbin, a conductive pin, and a seal assembly. The housing encloses the ferromagnetic core and the litz wire conductor. The conductive pin is conductively attached to the litz wire conductor, and extends therefrom to form an external electrical contact. The bobbin supports the litz wire conductor and positions the conductive pin in alignment with an aperture in the housing which is sealed against fluid egress by the seal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Shepard, Kris H. Campbell, Adam M. Finney, Robert Scott Downing
  • Publication number: 20140340184
    Abstract: A transformer device includes: a transformer that includes a magnetic body core and a winding; a case that houses the transformer; an external terminal that is provided in the case; a relay section that is provided in the case and to which an end portion of the winding of the transformer is connected; and a conducting wire of which one end is wound around the external terminal and bonded thereto, and another end is connected to the relay section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masayuki ITOH, Hiroshi KUROSAWA
  • Patent number: 8890645
    Abstract: A composite isolating transformer includes a main winding rack and a support rack. The main winding rack includes two winding portions coaxially formed to hold respectively a primary coil and a secondary coil, and a separating portion between the two winding portions. The support rack includes a first support half member and a second support half member coupling together to encase at least one winding portion. The first and second support half members have respectively a first cover and a second cover to cover two lateral sides of the winding portion, respectively a first insulating portion and a second insulating portion corresponding to the separating portion and extending towards the separating section to couple together, and respectively a first isolating portion and a second isolating portion extended from the first and second insulating portions towards the winding portion to cover another two lateral sides of the winding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Innotrans Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jen-Yao Hu