Responsive To Pump Or Pump Fluid Temperature Patents (Class 417/32)
  • Patent number: 10935111
    Abstract: A drive system has a main electric drive and an auxiliary electric drive. A frequency converter controls a torque of the auxiliary drive. A planetary gear has a ring gear, a sun gear, a planet gear and a planet gear carrier. The ring gear is coupled to the main drive, the sun gear is coupled to an output shaft and the planet gear carrier is coupled to the auxiliary drive. A clutch path is disposed between the planet gear carrier and the input shaft. A controller operates the drive system in a first range with the clutch closed and the switching apparatus open, or in a second range with the clutch open and the switching apparatus closed. The controller is adapted to superelevate the torque of the auxiliary drive during a transition between the first and second ranges beyond the torque that the auxiliary drive is able to provide permanently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Lindenmaier, Bernd Lauter, Tobias Seeberger
  • Patent number: 10876525
    Abstract: A liquid feeding apparatus includes: a plurality of plunger pumps fluidly connected in series or in parallel between a suction flow path and a discharge flow path; and a control unit configured to control an operation of the plunger pump. The control unit includes a compensation flow rate calculation unit configured to calculate a positive compensation flow rate which changes with time in synchronization with the period with respect to a set flow rate. The compensation flow rate is a flow rate which compensates for a loss of the flow rate caused by cooling and contraction in a discharge stroke after the fluid in the plunger pump is compressed and heated in a pre-compression stroke. The compensation flow rate calculation unit is configured to calculate the compensation flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Yanagibayashi
  • Patent number: 10788245
    Abstract: A refrigerant recovery system includes a direct current (DC) motor and digital display and controls enabling an automatic self-test mode to insure proper operation prior to starting to service an HVAC system and a maintenance assist mode to diagnose and suggest maintenance for optimum performance of the refrigerant recovery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fieldpiece Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Tinggui Hong, Jason Corbett Gilley, David M. Hines
  • Patent number: 10778138
    Abstract: A drilling device having a motor for driving a tool received in a tool holder, wherein the motor is coupled to a power source providing electrical operating power, and having a first switch for switching on the motor. A temperature switching element is provided, which is reversibly transferred from a first switching position to a second switching position, which shuts off the motor when the limit temperature of the switched-on motor is exceeded. For cooling the motor, the first switch and the temperature switching element are connected such that in the second switching position of the temperature switching element, it is possible to switch on the motor by pressing and holding the first switch. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for operating a drilling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: C. & E. Fein GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Scherrenbacher, Ralf Gosnik, Christoph Meyer
  • Patent number: 10759012
    Abstract: A motor controller comprises: a motor driver arranged at a housing attached to a machine support; fan motors and arranged in or outside the housing; and a control unit. The motor driver drives motors. The fan motors blow cooling air for cooling the interior of the housing. The CPU includes a machining mode selection unit allowing selection of at least either a first machining mode of machining a machining target finely or a second machining mode of machining the machining target more roughly than in the first machining mode. If the first machining mode is selected, the machining mode selection unit exerts control to change the rotation numbers of the fan motors and so as to reduce vibration to be transmitted from the housing to the support column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Genzo Naito, Yoshinori Hoshino, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10756652
    Abstract: In the field of motor protection for industrial automation systems, HVAC systems, pumping systems, and/or similar implementations, improved motor starters and overload electronics can be configured to offer substantially automatic levels of protection for motors, independent of such starters and/or overload electronics first being calibrated for, or properly calibrated for, the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Franklin Electric Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Pierre Perra, Kent Jeffrey Holce, Scott E. Leonard
  • Patent number: 10753363
    Abstract: A vacuum pump includes; a rotor, a stator, a motor, a heating section heating the pump base portion, a base temperature detection section detecting a temperature of the pump base portion, a rotor temperature detection section detecting a temperature equivalent as a physical amount equivalent to a temperature of the rotor, and a heating control section to control heating of the pump base portion by the heating section such that a detection value of the rotor temperature detection section falls within a predetermined target value range. A monitoring device comprises: an estimation section configured to estimate, based on multiple temperatures detected over time by the base temperature detection section, maintenance timing at which the temperature of the pump base portion reaches equal to or lower than a predetermined temperature; and an output section configured to output maintenance information based on the estimated maintenance timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Junichiro Kozaki
  • Patent number: 10718325
    Abstract: A light load abnormality determination method for an electric oil pump (3) that circulates oil to an object to be cooled by the electric oil pump driven by a motor (11), the method comprising: a detection step (41) to detect a current flowing through the motor, a voltage supplied to the motor, and a rotation speed of the motor; a calculation step (42) to calculate a piping resistance equivalent value or a reciprocal value of the piping resistance equivalent value, as a load evaluation value for light load abnormality determination, based on the current, the voltage and the rotation speed detected by the detection step; and a light load abnormality determination step (44) to determine a light load abnormality of the electric oil pump based on the load evaluation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MIKUNI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Watanabe, Naoki Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Fujiwara, Takashi Doi
  • Patent number: 10605506
    Abstract: A heat pump includes a control device configured to control conduction and shutting-off of electric power to a first compressor heater, and to control whether or not an alarm unit notifies an alarm. The control device causes the alarm unit to notify the alarm when the control device determines that duration of electric conduction to the first compressor heater is a predetermined period or longer. With this, it is possible to provide a heat pump that can control electric conduction to the heater to enable saving of electricity, and that can detect a problem in the controlling of the electric conduction to the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Kihara, Keiji Sugimori, Sadanori Yasuda, Hirotaka Nakamura, Makoto Asai
  • Patent number: 10584628
    Abstract: A method for operating a fluid circuit of a motor vehicle, used for operating via a main circuit, and with a secondary circuit that is connected through a mechanical thermostatic valve to the main circuit, and an electric fluid conveying device for conveying a fluid. In a test mode, during a test period, the fluid conveying device is adjusted to a test operational speed and the actual amperage of the current required for the fluid conveying device is determined, wherein with an actual temperature of the fluid, which is lower than a switching temperature of the thermostatic value, the actual current amperage is stored as the first amperage value, and with an actual temperature, which is higher than the switching temperature, a second amperage value is stored, so that a proper function of the thermostatic valve is recognized when the second amperage is higher than the first amperage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Josef Aggstaller, Dietmar Schuller, Stefan Ammler
  • Patent number: 10549391
    Abstract: An improved repair method and repair kit for gerotor pumps that have become damaged or worn via insertion of a wear plate to directly contact the gerotor and engine casing in order to allow the pump to create a sound seal once more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: George D. Stuckey
  • Patent number: 10548042
    Abstract: A method includes determining a network that can be monitored by a terminal as a to-be-assessed network. The method includes determining whether an absolute value of a signal-energy-value change speed of the to-be-assessed network is greater than a preset speed threshold, where the preset speed threshold is greater than 0. The method includes shortening an energy assessment period when the absolute value of the signal-energy-value change speed is greater than the preset speed threshold. The method includes performing signal energy assessment on the to-be-assessed network by using the shortened energy assessment period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Senling Lin, Hai Lian
  • Patent number: 10525405
    Abstract: A gas transfer processing method includes: transferring gas to an inside or an outside of an absorption liquid within respective processing flow paths while circulating the absorption liquid through the respective processing flow paths; after the gas transferring, separating a mixed fluid including the absorption liquid discharged from outlets of the respective processing flow paths and gas by respective separation headers into the absorption liquid and the gas; and circulating the absorption liquid separated in the separating by returning the separated absorption liquid from the separation headers to inlets of the respective processing flow paths through respective recirculation lines, thus introducing the absorption liquid to the respective processing flow paths. The process promotes transfer of a target component to an absorption liquid, while enabling execution of a component transfer process by compact equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KOBE STEEL, LTD.
    Inventors: Akitoshi Fujisawa, Koji Noishiki, Akira Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10486542
    Abstract: A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and method of operation includes a thermal management system (TMS) that maintains optimal battery temperature operating ranges. The TMS includes a controller, heater, pump, and valves that control a flow rate of a convective fluid about the battery and other components. The TMS responds to battery temperature and differential signals, converting them into pump speed and heater signals utilizing a fuzzy logic multidimensional membership function (MF) that improves performance while reducing energy consumption by generating real-time, smoothed pulse width modulated (PWM) pump speed and heater signals. The MF capability requires less processing power than prior systems, which in turn enables improved response time to battery thermal and temperature rate changes during HEV operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Xu Wang, Chuan He, Changjian Hu, Kenneth Jon Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10465953
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus includes an electric compressor, an inverter, a temperature detection element, and an ECU. The electric compressor compresses a refrigerant drawn from a refrigerant intake port and discharges the refrigerant from a refrigerant discharge port. The inverter is integrated with the electric compressor so as to be cooled by the drawn refrigerant, and operates the electric compressor according to a control signal. The temperature detection element detects a temperature of the inverter. The ECU outputs a control signal to control the inverter. The ECU performs any one or both of a control for reducing a self-cooling amount of the electric compressor and a control for increasing a self-heat generation amount of the inverter with respect to the inverter when the temperature detected by the temperature detection element is lower than a predetermined reference temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruaki Ohyama, Yuji Kamiya, Tomoyuki Sumi, Akitomo Yamanaka, Koji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10454263
    Abstract: A system for detecting overloads of a motor comprises a motor configured to receive power via a lead line, a first sensing device configured to sense a temperature of a motor, and a second sensing device electrically coupled to the motor and configured to detect a target current of the motor and trigger a contact of the lead line associated with second sensing device when the target current equals or exceeds a trip value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin Pedrotti
  • Patent number: 10352327
    Abstract: A vacuum pump includes: a rotor that is rotated to perform evacuation; a pump disassembly detection circuit that detects a disassembled state in which the vacuum pump is disassembled; and a pump operation prohibition circuit that prohibits rotary drive of the rotor when the pump operation prohibition circuit determines that the pump disassembly detection circuit has detected the disassembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Ohfuji, Toshifumi Hashimoto, Shingo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10344770
    Abstract: A turbo-molecular pump includes a stator provided at a pump base portion, a rotor rotatably driven on the stator, a heating section configured to heat the pump base portion, abase temperature detection section configured to detect a temperature of the pump base portion, and a rotor temperature detection section configured to detect a temperature equivalent as a physical amount equivalent to a temperature of the rotor. A temperature control device of the turbo-molecular pump comprises: a heating control section configured to control heating of the pump base portion by the heating section based on a detection value of the rotor temperature detection section; and an informing section configured to inform a warning when a detection temperature of the base temperature detection section is equal to or lower than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Junichiro Kozaki
  • Patent number: 10233943
    Abstract: A vacuum pump control device comprises: a pump controller configured to control a vacuum pump; a cooling device configured to cool the pump controller; a housing configured to house the pump controller; a temperature sensor configured to detect, in the housing, a temperature at one of a first position or a second position having a higher temperature than that at the first position; a humidity sensor configured to detect a humidity at the second position in the housing; a temperature estimator configured to estimate a temperature at the other one of the first position or the second position based on the temperature detected by the temperature sensor; and a cooling controller configured to control execution and stop of cooling operation by the cooling device based on the temperature estimated by the temperature estimator, the temperature detected by the temperature sensor, and the humidity detected by the humidity sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Moriyama
  • Patent number: 10161400
    Abstract: A temperature sensor on an outer surface of an upper shell at a location is associated with a discharge chamber. The temperature sensor includes electronics molded into an overmolded plastic and includes a spring member. The spring member snaps into a sensor housing connected to the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: DANFOSS SCROLL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Tracy Milliff, Gregory W Hahn, William Cargile, Stephen Avary
  • Patent number: 10001130
    Abstract: A vacuum pump configured to exhaust gas includes an inductance gap sensor positioned oppositely near an end face of a rotational axis of a rotational body including a rotor; a plurality of individually formed recesses disposed at the end face facing the gap sensor at respectively different angular positions; and at least one ferromagnetic body disposed in at least one of the recesses. The ferromagnetic body has a Curie temperature approximately equal to an allowable temperature of the rotor. The gap sensor senses inductance changes associated with changes in magnetic permeability of the ferromagnetic body to detect a temperature of the rotor. One of the recesses where the ferromagnetic body is not disposed is a rotational number sensor target. Thus, a rotational number of the rotor is detected based on a change in inductance when the rotational number sensor target passes opposite the inductance sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichiro Kozaki
  • Patent number: 9982675
    Abstract: A method for controlling the power limit of a pump device includes controlling the power limit of the pump device on the basis of a pump media temperature Tm and an ambient temperature Ta measured inside a control box of the pump device. A pump device, in particular a centrifugal pump, is driven by a motor. The motor is controlled by a control box wherein temperature sensors for measuring a media temperature Tm and an ambient temperature Ta are arranged in the control box so as to control the power limit of the pump device depending on the measured media temperature Tm and an ambient temperature Ta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GRUNDFOS HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Kim Hulegaard Jensen, Lars Sund Mortensen, Jan Carøe Aarestrup
  • Patent number: 9964502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal conductivity detector, comprising a sensor block having two cavities for the purpose of accommodating gases, wherein one of the cavities is open and the other cavity is sealed and in each of the cavities there is disposed a thermistor and also sealing elements for the purpose of sealing the cavities, which sealing elements comprise electric current feed through elements, which are electrically connected to the respective thermistor disposed in the respective cavity. At least the sealing element in the sealed cavity is a glass to metal feed through element, which is welded to the sensor block to form a gas-tight joint. The present invention further relates to a method for the production of the thermal conductivity detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Thermo Electron LED GmbH
    Inventors: Waldemar Pieczarek, Carsten Krejtschi, Detlef Dornseiff
  • Patent number: 9960728
    Abstract: A winding temperature estimation device for a rotating electric machine includes a rotating electric machine including a stator, which has a winding, and a rotor, a coolant supply part configured to supply a coolant, a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the coolant, a heat reduction amount calculation part configured to calculate a heat reduction amount of the winding using the temperature of the coolant and a heat resistance between the coolant and the winding, a heating value calculation part configured to calculate a heating value due to a loss of the winding, and a winding temperature calculation part configured to calculate a temperature of the winding using the heat reduction amount from the winding and the heating value due to the loss of the winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Ito, Munehiro Matsubara, Hiroyuki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 9927165
    Abstract: A hybrid cooling system array of solar cells electrically connected to inverters; a chiller controller processor in data communication with the inverters; a chiller in data communication with the chiller controller processor and in thermal communication with inverters in a sealed enclosure, wherein the inverters are cooled by an inverter coolant fluid; an array of solar cells attached to the inverters a free cooler in data communication with the chiller controller processor and in thermal communication with the inverter cooling fluid; and a temperature sensor apparatus in thermal communication with the inverter cooling fluid; a switch for controlling an on off state for the chiller and the cooler, where in the processor for turns the chiller on and the cooler off when the inverter cooling fluid is above a predetermined temperature. A method for using the system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Electronic Power Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Sutherland, Brent Baker
  • Patent number: 9844801
    Abstract: A control method for a dishwasher that includes a spray arm, a sump configured to provide a space where washing water is stored and to collect washing water sprayed from the spray arm, a housing configured to connect the sump and the spray arm, a heater located in the housing, an impeller located in the housing and above the heater, and a motor configured to rotate the impeller, is described. The control method includes the actions of supplying washing water to the sump; rotating the impeller by supplying electricity to the motor; measuring an amount of electric current supplied to the motor during the rotating of the impeller; and heating washing water located in the housing by operating the heater based on the amount of electric current supplied to the motor during the rotating of the impeller being greater than or equal to a preset reference amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seongho Kim, Jaechul Lee
  • Patent number: 9804657
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling temperature in an information handling system is provided. In certain embodiments, a method may include receiving a desired threshold value, determining if a current real-time system value exceeds the desired threshold value, determining if a power shedding mode is enabled, if the power shedding mode is enabled, adjusting power supplied to the information handling system, and if the power shedding mode is not enabled, dynamically adjusting a fan speed of a cooling fan associated with the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: David L. Moss, Paul Artman, Tyler Duncan
  • Patent number: 9796398
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes a compressor, a four-way valve, expansion means, and an indoor heat exchanger, and further includes a check valve disposed between a discharge side of the compressor and the four-way valve, a first solenoid valve disposed between the expansion means and the indoor heat exchanger, and a controller. Opening and closing of the first solenoid valve are controllable. The controller switches the four-way valve and switches the first solenoid valve between open and closed states. When a heating operation is stopped, the controller switches the four-way valve from connection for the heating operation to connection for a cooling operation, closes the first solenoid valve, and then stops the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Junpei Mizobata, Wahei Shingu, Kenji Yano, Atsushi Nagata
  • Patent number: 9700273
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for thermal management in a CT device comprises first and second thermal management zones, each comprising an x-ray detector, at least one variable speed fan proximate to the x-ray detector, an air temperature sensor positioned to measure an air temperature of the intake air to the variable speed fan, a rail heater in thermal contact with the x-ray detector, a rail temperature sensor in thermal contact with the rail heater to measure a rail temperature, and a controller that controls the variable speed fan as a function of at least the air temperature and the rail heater as a function of the rail temperature to maintain a temperature of the x-ray detector within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph James Lacey, Ashutosh Joshi, Venkatarao Ryali, Sanketh Bhat
  • Patent number: 9523525
    Abstract: A refrigerating device includes a refrigerant circuit, a temperature detecting unit, a protection control section, and a determination temperature modifying section. The refrigerant circuit includes a compressor to compress a refrigerant. The temperature detecting section detects a temperature of the refrigerant discharged from the compressor on an outside of the compressor. The protection control section performs protection control of the compressor in a case where a detection temperature detected by the temperature detecting section exceeds a determination temperature. The determination temperature modifying section modifies the determination temperature according to at least one of information on an outside air temperature and information on a type of the refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinori Nakai, Daisuke Toyoda
  • Patent number: 9429247
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate processing system having acoustic monitoring is disclosed. The system includes a process chamber adapted to perform a process on a substrate, a process fluid source, a fluid conduit coupling the fluid source to the process chamber, and a flow control valve located along the fluid conduit and adapted to be operable to control a flow of a process fluid between the process fluid source and the process chamber. The system includes one or more acoustic sensors operable to sense acoustic noise coupled to at least one of the process fluid source, the fluid conduit, and the flow control valve, and an acoustic processor adapted to receive at least one signal from the one or more acoustic sensors. Acoustic monitoring methods are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Kommisetti Subrahmanyam, Todd J. Egan, Joseph Yudovsky, Michael Johnson
  • Patent number: 9395771
    Abstract: A plenum pressure controlled cabinet includes a sideways cooled component mounted so as to define gaps between the cabinet and the component. Baffles block some of the gaps. A negative pressure maintained within the cabinet causes makeup air to be drawn into the cabinet through a gap not blocked by baffles between one side of the cabinet and a cool air intake of the component. Thus, cool air is provided to the cool air intake of the component. A plenum pressure controlled enclosure includes an equipment rack maintained at a neutral pressure, a plenum maintained at a slightly negative pressure or a neutral pressure, and a cooling unit. The plenum takes in air from the rack and expels it into the cooling unit. By controlling differential pressures in the rack and the plenum, air is efficiently drawn from the equipment rack and cooled utilizing the cooling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: PCE, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Germagian
  • Patent number: 9300200
    Abstract: A DC-DC converter includes a voltage conversion circuit boosting a voltage of a DC power supply and supplying the voltage to a load, a bypass circuit provided in parallel to the voltage conversion circuit, a drive circuit turning on and off a switching element of the bypass circuit, and a controller outputting a control signal for controlling the voltage conversion circuit and the drive circuit. A diode is connected in parallel to the switching element so as to be oriented toward a forward direction with respect to the DC power supply. A temperature detector of the drive circuit detects temperature of the diode. The drive circuit maintains the switching element in the on state irrespective of the control signal of the controller when the temperature detector detects a temperature greater than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Kinoshita, Shinji Horio
  • Patent number: 9226483
    Abstract: An aquarium with wireless power transmission devices, comprising a tank body; a pump which is a wireless power transmission device driven by electrical power, and including an inlet and an outlet; a receiver; and a transmitter including a power source, a resonance transmission driving circuit and a transmitting circuit; wherein the resonance transmission driving circuit converts an electrical power supplied by the power source into an resonating energy; the receiver is disposed within the aquarium and electrically interconnected to the pump, the receiver collects the resonating energy, and the receiver further transfers the resonating energy to the pump; and the fluid worked by the pump enters the pump from the inlet and discharged from the outlet of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: FETON LIMITED
    Inventors: Chih Chun Li, Cheng Hsiu Wu
  • Patent number: 9228655
    Abstract: A control apparatus and a control method that controls an electric oil pump that supplies oil to a power transmission device transmitting a drive force to an axle. The control apparatus changes a PWM frequency in a PWM control of the electric oil pump to a lower frequency, when a vehicle is in a pulled state, when a vehicle speed is high, when a power source is operated at a high rotational speed, when a discharge amount from the electric oil pump is large, or when a noise in a vehicle interior is large. Thus, a drive noise of the pump can be reduced, or the amount of heat generated in the pump drive circuit and power consumption can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Wakairo, Naoki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9174318
    Abstract: A machine tool includes a rotational drive unit that rotationally drives a main spindle to which a tool is attached, a moving unit that relatively moves the tool with respect to the workpiece, and a rotational speed adjustment unit that adjusts a rotational speed of the main spindle by controlling the rotational drive unit. The machine tool also includes a machining start determination unit that determines that machining of the workpiece by the tool is started with the rotational drive unit rotationally driving the main spindle. The rotational speed adjustment unit exponentially raises the rotational speed of the main spindle after reducing the rotational speed to a predetermined rotational speed set in advance, on condition that the machining start determination unit determines that the machining is started, and causes the rotational speed of the main spindle to reach a value of the rotational speed before being reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Inagaki
  • Patent number: 9039383
    Abstract: A temperature range in which an electric oil pump to supply oil to a vehicle drive system can start is enlarged to enhance an effective use degree, enhance a start success probability, and suppress malfunction occurrence. When a measured oil temperature To is in a temperature range (T1?To<T2) in which it is not clear whether or not the electric oil pump normally operates, a trial operation is performed with a drive current limited as compared with a regular operation and a target rotation number No while malfunction determination is invalid (a non-established state) (S1?S6), when a rotation number which is not smaller than predetermined rotation number No cannot be achieved, pump driving is stopped (S9, 14), and when the rotation number is achieved, the malfunction determination is allowed (S11), and the pump is driven according to an instruction (S12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9027846
    Abstract: In order to solve the numerous problems with existing steam, vacuum, and hot water heating systems, presented are novel systems and methods of vapor vacuum heating having several improvements over the prior art, including: condensate return which can operate without steam traps; naturally-induced vacuum; improved vacuum pump operation for sustaining vacuum in such systems; liquid lift apparatus for use with such systems; and other improvements. All innovations presented herein make vapor vacuum heating more efficient and economical for industrial, commercial, and home applications. A field test conducted with these innovations show results of about 26-50% reduced energy usage, implying significant energy savings from the use of the present invention over current heating systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Igor Zhadanovsky
  • Patent number: 9011105
    Abstract: A scroll compressor that includes a housing and scroll compressor bodies disposed in the housing. A motor is disposed within the housing and operably connected to a drive shaft for driving one of the scroll compressor bodies. The drive shaft is rotationally supported at one end by a crankcase which includes a bearing housing and a bearing. The crankcase includes a plurality of openings or gas passages passing through the crankcase, as well as a plurality of generally cylindrical sections positioned respectively between adjacent openings. The cylindrical sections define contact regions which can engage an inner periphery of the housing when the crankcase is mounted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bitzer Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Ronald J. Duppert, Xianghong Wang, Kurt William Robert Bessel, James W. Bush
  • Publication number: 20150086383
    Abstract: A fan includes a hub, several fan blades, and a motor that is operable to drive the hub. A motor controller is in communication with the motor, and is configured to select the rate of rotation at which the motor drives the hub. The fan is installed in a place having a floor and a ceiling. An upper temperature sensor is positioned near the ceiling. A lower temperature sensor is positioned near the floor. The temperature sensors communicate with the motor controller, which includes a processor configured to compare substantially contemporaneous temperature readings from the upper and lower temperature sensors. The motor controller is thus configured to automatically control the fan motor to minimize the differences between substantially contemporaneous temperature readings from the upper and lower temperature sensors. The fan system may thus substantially destratify air in an environment, to provide a substantially uniform temperature distribution within the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Mark A. Toy
  • Publication number: 20150017020
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method are provided for controlling fluid flow through a vacuum chamber of a dehydration system, the vacuum chamber having a temperature sensing device operative to measure a temperature of a fluid in the vacuum chamber. A temperature difference between a temperature setpoint for the fluid and the measured temperature of the fluid is determined, and fluid is recirculated through the vacuum chamber while the temperature difference is greater than a predetermined temperature difference. While the temperature difference is less than the predetermined temperature difference, the fluid is recirculated through the vacuum chamber for a predetermined time period, and upon the predetermined time period expiring inhibiting recirculation of the fluid through the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: John A. Trott
  • Patent number: 8920130
    Abstract: A circulation pump assembly (1) includes an electric drive motor (6) and a control device (10, 12) for the control of the drive motor (6). The control device (12) includes a communication interface (13) designed for connection to at least one external sensor (38, 50, 52, 54, 56) and/or at least one further assembly (40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 58, 62, 64, 66, 68) to be controlled by the control device, as well as to a heating installation and/or air conditioning installation with such a circulation pump assembly (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Grundfos Management a/s
    Inventor: Kim Hulegaard Jensen
  • Patent number: 8882476
    Abstract: An oil-flooded screw compressor drives a pair of rotors at a rotational speed which is low enough not to increase torque for a short amount of time after start-up and accelerates the pair of rotors up to a normal-operation rotational speed after oil discharge. Alternatively, the oil-flooded screw compressor rotates the pair of rotors for a short amount of time after the remaining compressed gas is discharged after a halt, thereby allowing the oil accumulated inside the working chambers to be discharged and ensuring smooth start-up after the halt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kameya, Masaru Yamasaki, Toshiyuki Ajima, Masaharu Senoo, Hideharu Tanaka, Norinaga Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140294600
    Abstract: A control device for an electric pump, the electric pump pumping a cooling medium, the control device includes a controller configured to determine a presence of an abnormality in the electric pump when a temperature of the cooling medium is higher than a threshold value and the electric pump is locked. The threshold value being predetermined as a temperature that is higher than a freezing point of the cooling medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritaka TAKUDA, Mitsuaki HIGA, Masashi YOSHIMI
  • Patent number: 8845300
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide a control system and method that is able to automatically cycle one or more compressor valves, for example to prevent freeze up. For example, in one embodiment, a system includes a compressor having a compression device configured to increase a pressure of a gas, a valve configured to control flow of the gas from the compression device, and a controller configured to cycle the valve to reduce buildup of contaminants in the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Ross Renner
  • Patent number: 8845301
    Abstract: A compressor control method for prolonging operating time of a vehicle air conditioning compressor. The method includes monitoring an operating temperature of an insulated gate bipolar transistor in the compressor, comparing the operating temperature to at least one predetermined threshold temperature, and continuing operation of the compressor if the operating temperature is below the at least one predetermined threshold temperature. At least one mitigating step is implemented to prevent premature shutdown of the compressor if the operating temperature is above the at least one predetermined threshold temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Mark G. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140255209
    Abstract: A system includes a compressor having a shell housing a compression mechanism driven by an electric motor in an on state and not driven by the electric motor in an off state. The system also includes a variable frequency drive that drives the electric motor in the on state by varying a frequency of a voltage delivered to the electric motor and that supplies electric current to a stator of the electric motor in the off state to heat the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. McSweeney, Charles E. Green, Stephen M. Seibel
  • Publication number: 20140250580
    Abstract: A pump system including a motor, a fluid pump powered by the motor, a temperature sensor, and a controller. The controller including a processor and a computer readable memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the controller to receive a first temperature value from the temperature sensor, receive a second temperature value from the temperature sensor, calculate a rate of temperature change by comparing the first temperature value and the second temperature value, calculate a heating offset value based on the rate of temperature change, and calculate an ambient temperature based on the second temperature value and the heating offset value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Justin M. Magyar
  • Patent number: 8777585
    Abstract: An electric compressor 10 includes a compression mechanism 11, an electric motor 12 driving the compression mechanism 11, and a control portion 13 controlling to drive the electric motor 12, incorporated into a single casing, and further includes a temperature detector 14 detecting a temperature of one or more components constituting one or both of the control portion 13 and the electric motor 12, and a current detector 15 detecting a current flowing through the component. When the temperature detected by the temperature detector 14 is a temperature Td, the current detected by the current detector 15 is a current Id, and a current corresponding to the temperature Td at a temperature characteristic relating to the current specific to the component is a current Ia(Td), the control portion 13 stops driving the electric motor 12 on the basis of a result of comparison between Ia(Td) and Id.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Nakano, Takashi Nakagami, Hideto Noyama, Masahiko Asai, Makoto Hattori, Takayuki Takashige
  • Patent number: 8753095
    Abstract: A pumping system includes a pumping mechanism, a motor for driving the pumping mechanism, a device for supplying power of a variable frequency to the motor, a control device for setting a maximum value for a current in the motor, and a device for supplying to the control device data indicative of the temperature of gas exhaust from the pumping mechanism and a temperature of the stator of the pumping mechanism, wherein the control device is configured to use the received data to adjust the maximum value during operation of the pumping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventor: Simon Harold Bruce