Electric Or Magnetic Motor Patents (Class 417/410.1)
  • Patent number: 11063387
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing that is fixed to a casing of a first device at a communication part through which an opening of the casing of the first device and an opening of a casing of a second device communicate with each other and includes first through holes, conductors that are inserted into the respective first through holes to electrically connect the first device and the second device, an insulating sealing member that includes tubular sealing parts that seal between the conductors and the housing, and a connecting part that connects the sealing parts, and an insulating support member that includes second through holes into which the conductors are inserted, is attached to the housing from a side of the second device, and interposes the sealing member between the support member and the housing to support the sealing parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11055040
    Abstract: A mobile terminal with which an intended image forming apparatus can be easily paired is provided. A search unit searches for an image forming apparatus. A display unit displays, as a result of searching by the search unit, a list containing a plurality of image forming apparatuses. A specifying unit specifies, from the plurality of image forming apparatuses, one image forming apparatus to which the mobile terminal is brought closer. A connection unit connects to the image forming apparatus specified by the specifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Morikazu Ito
  • Patent number: 11022112
    Abstract: A drive apparatus to be mounted on a vehicle includes a motor body including a rotor to rotate about a central axis extending in a horizontal direction perpendicular to a direction of travel of the vehicle, and a stator radially outside of the rotor, a housing including a housing portion to house the motor body, oil in a vertically lower region of the housing portion, and a pump to move the oil from the vertically lower region of the housing portion to feed the oil to the motor body. A liquid surface of the oil in the vertically lower region of the housing portion approaches the central axis to bring the oil into contact with the rotor as a result of the vehicle being inclined forward or rearward in the direction of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Yamaguchi, Yuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11002782
    Abstract: A method for determining failure of a power element for use in an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a power element and a detection circuit. The method includes the steps of: obtaining a temperature-calculation model of the power element, and obtaining a parameterized temperature-calculation model of a power-element parameter and a parameterized temperature of the power element; detecting load information and the power-element parameter by the detection circuit; calculating a modeled temperature of the power element according to the load information and the temperature-calculation model, and calculating the parameterized temperature of the power element according to the power-element parameter and the parameterized temperature-calculation model; determining whether an error between the modeled temperature and the parameterized temperature exceeds a permitted range; and determining that the power element has failed in response to the error exceeding the permitted range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Lei-Chung Hsing, Hsien-Chih Ou, Chun-Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 10980924
    Abstract: A reduced-pressure canister includes a canister body having a fluid reservoir, an inlet for receiving fluids from a patient, and an integral hydrophobic filter formed within a side or top portion of the canister body. The integral hydrophobic filter has a plurality of pores in the canister body that are covered by a hydrophobic coating. Other canisters, methods, and systems are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Jonathan Paul Jaeb
  • Patent number: 10982667
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a fluidic pump system includes a brushless slotless direct current (BSDC) motor mechanically coupled to a fluidic pump, and a motor controller communicably coupled to the BSDC motor. The BSDC motor is configured to drive the fluidic pump, and the motor controller is configured to generate command signals to drive the BSDC motor. The fluidic pump system further includes commutation circuitry coupled to the BSDC motor that is configured to provide digital sine-wave commutation of the BSDC motor and to provide an indication of movement of the BSDC motor to the motor controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventor: Steven T. Charles
  • Patent number: 10968916
    Abstract: Disclosed is an embodiment of a dual seal arrangement for the high-speed shaft of a supercharger with a centrifugal compressor and a mechanical speed step-down transmission to the shaft. A ring located about the shaft splits the rotational speed of the shaft between two seals, so that each seal spins at a speed of roughly half the speed of the shaft. The arrangement can also be used to split the shaft speed between two bearings in the same manner. The high-speed shaft may also have a turbine attached, to form a driven turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SUPERTURBO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Barry D. Suelter
  • Patent number: 10962003
    Abstract: An electric oil pump apparatus includes an electric oil pump including a housing main body that accommodates a motor and a pump driven by the motor, a flange portion formed on the housing main body, and a control circuit case for accommodating a control circuit, and a base plate attached to the electric oil pump. The base plate includes an annular main body fixed to the housing main body, and a sealing member located between the annular main body and the housing main body. The annular main body includes a first surface located on one side, a second surface located on the other side, a first through hole for passing the housing main body therethrough, and an annular stepped portion configured to accommodate the sealing member, and formed along an inner edge of the first through hole. The first surface of the base plate is opposed to the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigehiro Kataoka, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Koji Higuchi
  • Patent number: 10954932
    Abstract: An electromagnetic cooling fan includes a thin blade connected to an elongated beam. The beam is simply supported at its two ends with two supporting members. The beam has a magnet attached to it at the center. An electromagnet is used to generate cyclic force on the magnet, causing the beam and the blade to oscillate, generating air flow for cooling purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Tung Thanh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10927839
    Abstract: An inflation pump and operating method and usage thereof relate to the technical field of inflation devices. The inflation pump includes a housing, a control mechanism and an inflation mechanism. Both the control mechanism and inflation mechanism are provided within the housing. The control mechanism includes a pressure sensor and a control circuit board. The pressure sensor communicates with the control circuit board via signals. The control circuit board communicates with the inflation mechanism via signals. The pressure sensor is communicated with outside of the housing through a first air pipe. The inflation mechanism is communicated with outside of the housing through an air inlet provided on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: JIANGSU YOUMAY ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ying'an Liu
  • Patent number: 10931161
    Abstract: A centrifugal pump motor comprising a permanent magnet rotor, a wound stator that is separated from the permanent magnet rotor by means of a containment shell, a circuit board having a large electronic component electrically connected to it, and a motor housing with a plug connection. The centrifugal pump motor provides a robust design for a generic centrifugal pump motor, so as to prevent damage during installation and operation, as well as additionally ensuring a space-saving and compact arrangement of the electronic components, in order to enable optimal heat dissipation of the electronic components. Furthermore, a simple way of manufacturing is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BÜHLER MOTOR GMBH
    Inventors: Jürgen Ehrsam, Klaus Weiske, Harald Rausch, Florian Stückl, Jens Weiss
  • Patent number: 10920548
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean well include a first electrical submersible pump section having an outer motor body, and a motor stator. A central bore extends through the motor body and is sized to accommodate a motor rotor assembly. A second electrical submersible pump section has the motor rotor assembly, a seal section, and a pump section. The first electrical submersible pump section has a downhole ring shaped to secure the first electrical submersible pump section to a downhole production tubing, and has an uphole ring shaped to secure the first electrical submersible pump section to an uphole production tubing. The second electrical submersible pump section has a deployment connector operable to connect to an installation line for rig-less installation and removal of the second electrical submersible pump section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Rafael Adolfo Lastra, Mohannad Abdelaziz, Jinjiang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10879756
    Abstract: A connecting part accommodating container for insulating an external power line and an electric compressor. The electric compressor comprising an electric motor that is housed in a casing and drives a compression part for compressing a refrigerant guided into a casing, and a connecting part accommodating container in which an external power line is guided from the exterior of the casing, and which is for accommodating a connecting part for electrically connecting in the interior of the casing the external power line that supplies power to the electric motor and an internal power line that is guided from the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hagita, Akinori Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10873247
    Abstract: An electric compressor for a vehicle includes a compressor case, an inverter circuit, an inverter case, and a lid that closes an opening of the inverter case. The electric compressor further includes a seal component interposed between the inverter case and the lid to seal between the inverter case and the lid. The electric compressor further includes a conductive component. The conductive component transmits an electromagnetic wave noise from the inverter case to at least one of the compressor case and the lid, the electromagnetic wave noise propagating from the inverter circuit to the inverter case when the inverter circuit provides the electric current through the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Fukuda, Tsuyoshi Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10808711
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compressor that includes: one or more impellers that axially suck and centrifugally compress a refrigerant; a rotary shaft that is connected with the impeller and a motor for rotating the impeller; a plurality of magnetic bearings that supports the rotary shaft in the air so that the rotary shaft can rotate; a gap sensor that senses the distance from the rotary shaft; and a controller that determines abnormal wire connection of the magnetic bearings on the basis of information from the gap sensor. The controller can sense movement of the rotary shaft through the gap sensor while controlling the amount of current supplied to any one of the magnetic bearings and can determine whether there is abnormal wire connection on the basis of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Namsoo Lee, Solji Ryu, Kiwook Lee, Seongmin Jang
  • Patent number: 10788041
    Abstract: Disclosed is an embodiment of a dual seal arrangement for the high-speed shaft of a supercharger with a centrifugal compressor and a mechanical speed step-down transmission to the shaft. A ring located about the shaft splits the rotational speed of the shaft between two seals, so that each seal spins at a speed of roughly half the speed of the shaft. The arrangement can also be used to split the shaft speed between two bearings in the same manner. The high-speed shaft may also have a turbine attached, to form a driven turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SuperTurbo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry D. Suelter
  • Patent number: 10760575
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electric compressor having an electrical connection unit. The electric compressor may include: a compression unit configured to compress working fluid; an electrically-driven unit configured to drive the compression unit, and including a stator fixed in an inner surface of a housing, and a rotor rotatably disposed inside the stator; the housing including a partition provided to define a space in which the electrically-driven unit is received; a plurality of electrical connection pins connected electrically to the electrically-driven unit, and disposed through the partition in a longitudinal direction of the housing; and a controller disposed on a rear surface of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hanon Systems
    Inventors: Jeong Ki Seo, Il Young Park, Kyung Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10759365
    Abstract: A power electronics module for operating a hybrid module for a hybrid drive unit wherein the power electronics module includes a power electronics module-side electrical signal and/or clutch actuator connection that includes a power electronics module-side contact device connected to the power electronics module for a direct connection to a hybrid module-side contact device, provided on the hybrid module, of a hybrid module-side electrical signal and/or clutch actuator connection is provided. A hybrid module and to a method for assembling a hybrid module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Mackowiak, Cedric Blaes
  • Patent number: 10749403
    Abstract: A motor includes a housing that has a bottom with a first bearing accommodation and a cylindrical side surface portion which extends from the bottom; a rotor assembly with a rotation shaft, and a rotor mounted on the rotation shaft and accommodated inside the housing; a stator assembly accommodated inside the housing and surrounding the rotor; a housing cover coupled to an upper end of the housing and having a second bearing accommodation; a flow guide on the housing cover; an impeller connected to the rotation shaft over the flow guide; an impeller cover; a first bearing accommodated in the first bearing accommodation and receiving the rotation shaft; and a second bearing accommodated in the second bearing accommodation and receiving the rotation shaft, the housing cover having a cover body with an opening, connection arms between the second bearing accommodation and the opening portion, and a guide rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seongguk Kim, Hosuk Kim, Heewoon Kim, Youngjin Ji
  • Patent number: 10738783
    Abstract: The invention concerns a circulator (2) for circulating a refrigerant fluid (4) in a circuit (6) of a cryogenic installation (1) from and to an element (3) having a thermal load, the circulator (2) including a drive module (8a, 8b) and a pumping module (9a, 9b) including a centrifugal wheel (10), said drive module (8a, 8b) having a magnetic coupling (51) to said pumping module (9a, 9b) in order to drive said centrifugal wheel (10) in a rotary movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: François Viargues, Gérard Marzo, Bertrand Rollet
  • Patent number: 10707609
    Abstract: A connector (1) includes connector terminals (2), an insertion portion (3) having the connector terminals (2) inserted therethrough, a first mounting portion 4A formed on a first side of the insertion portion (3), and a second mounting portion (4B) formed on a second side of the insertion portion (3). The second mounting portion (4B) is mounted on an outer periphery of a second female connector (5B) via a sealing member (41) for waterproofing. A first material constituting the first mounting portion (4A) and a second material constituting the second mounting portion (B) are different materials. The second material has higher adhesion to the sealing member (41) than the first material when being kept in contact with the sealing member (41) in a heated environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuta Inoue
  • Patent number: 10662942
    Abstract: An oil pump is provided with an inner rotor having external teeth, an outer rotor disposed in a loose-fit state within a pump chamber and having internal teeth meshed with the external teeth, a ring-shaped pressure chamber provided adjacent to the pump chamber in a direction of a rotation axis, a discharge opening for connecting the pump chamber and the pressure chamber, and a cylindrical discharge passage having one end connected to the pressure chamber and the other end serving as a connection opening. A portion of the discharge passage is located to open inside of the outer periphery of the pressure chamber when viewed in the rotation axis direction. The one end reaches to a middle of the pressure chamber when viewed in a radial direction of the rotation axis, and the discharge passage and the pressure chamber are in direct communication with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: JATCO LTD
    Inventor: Atsuyuki Ide
  • Patent number: 10644627
    Abstract: A control device of a synchronous electric motor includes: the synchronous electric motor with three-phase stator windings Y-connected; a detection unit that detects a neutral point potential which is a potential at a Y connection point; and an inverter that drives the synchronous electric motor. The control device of the synchronous electric motor which controls the synchronous electric motor using the inverter, includes a measurement mode in which the neutral point potential is detected in a state in which the synchronous electric motor is energized by an AC current and controls the synchronous electric motor based on a value of the neutral point potential detected in the measurement mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Iwaji, Masaki Hano, Naoki Okamoto, Takeshi Umetsu
  • Patent number: 10598393
    Abstract: An electric-power control device including a substrate of an annular shape in which a through hole is formed and a connector is arranged in a peripheral part, the electric-power control device driving an electric motor. On the substrate, a power semiconductor module is mounted on a first region on one side relative to a straight line connecting the center of the through hole to the center of the connector, and a microcomputer is mounted on a second region on the other side. Furthermore, a first ground pattern part that is formed extending from the power semiconductor module toward the connector in the first region and a second ground pattern part that is formed extending from the microcomputer toward the connector in the second region are provided on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Junichiro Oya, Mineo Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Ishii, Yuto Urabe
  • Patent number: 10578105
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a motor-driven compressor with an inverter that is connected with an external power source via a connector part and controls a driving part which drives a compressing part to compress fluid. A printed circuit board is provided between the connector part and the driving part. Thus, noise transmitted from the driving part to the connector part is reduced, so that it is possible to minimize the transmission of the noise to an external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hanon Systems
    Inventors: Young Hun Lee, Eun Seok Kang, Tae Hyeong Kim, Sung Jun Park, Hee Kwon Park, Seung Hwan Shin, Min Gyo Jung
  • Patent number: 10541058
    Abstract: A passive safety system comprises a heat exchanger, a thermoelectric element, and a fan unit. The heat exchanger is located inside a containment. The heat exchanger allows for temperature of atmosphere in the containment to be reduced. The thermoelectric element is disposed within the heat exchanger. The thermoelectric element is configured to generate electricity due to a temperature difference. The fan unit receives electricity generated by the thermoelectric element. The fan unit is configured to increase flow rate of fluid inside the containment. A nuclear power plant can include the passive safety system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Young In Kim, Suhn Choi, Keung Koo Kim, Young Min Bae, Soo Jai Shin
  • Patent number: 10541583
    Abstract: A motor includes a housing that has a bottom with a first bearing accommodation and a cylindrical side surface portion which extends from the bottom; a rotor assembly with a rotation shaft, and a rotor mounted on the rotation shaft and accommodated inside the housing; a stator assembly accommodated inside the housing and surrounding the rotor; a housing cover coupled to an upper end of the housing and having a second bearing accommodation; a flow guide on the housing cover; an impeller connected to the rotation shaft over the flow guide; an impeller cover; a first bearing accommodated in the first bearing accommodation and receiving the rotation shaft; and a second bearing accommodated in the second bearing accommodation and receiving the rotation shaft, the housing cover having a cover body with an opening, connection arms between the second bearing accommodation and the opening portion, and a guide rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seongguk Kim, Hosuk Kim, Heewoon Kim, Youngjin Ji
  • Patent number: 10527040
    Abstract: A fluid machine for a vehicle includes a rotary shaft, an electric motor having a coil, a drive circuit, and a housing having therein a motor chamber and a circuit chamber. The housing includes a partitioning wall partitioning between the motor chamber and the circuit chamber and a peripheral wall extending from the partitioning wall. The partitioning wall and the peripheral wall form the circuit chamber. The drive circuit includes a circuit board having a surface and an electronic component mounted on the surface of the circuit board. A connecting terminal is disposed extending through the partitioning wall and electrically connecting the coil with the drive circuit. A mounting lug is formed extending from the peripheral wall so as to mount the housing to the vehicle. The electronic component, the connecting terminals and the mounting lug are disposed in this order in the radial direction of the rotary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukaya, Yoshikazu Fukutani, Shinji Tsubai, Hirofumi Kuma
  • Patent number: 10495089
    Abstract: A method of operating a refrigeration system having at least three compressors, in which each compressor has an oil sump with oil at an oil level. The method includes separately connecting the oil sumps of the at least three compressors. Each separate connection allows oil flow only between the oil sumps of two of said compressors thereby preventing bypass flow. The method further includes flowing oil between oil sumps of the at least three compressors and along the separate connections to tend to equalize the oil levels among the oil sumps of the at least three compressors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bitzer Kuehlmashinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Bruce A. Fraser, James William Bush
  • Patent number: 10426875
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleansing wounds, in which wound exudate is removed from a wound bed and selectively cleansed and returned to the wound. The cleansing means removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the wound bed. The associated wound dressing and cleansing means are conformable to the wound, and may have irrigant fluid circulated from a reservoir by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for fluid cleansing and back to the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lewis Blott, Bryan Greener, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Derek Nicolini, Tina Michelle Walker, Julian Lee-Webb
  • Patent number: 10418885
    Abstract: A stator is disposed inside a motor case having a cylindrical shape. A winding wire is wound around the stator. A rotor is rotatably disposed inside the stator. A shaft is disposed in a rotational center of the rotor. A first plate covers one side of the motor case. The first plate rotatably supports one end portion of the shaft. A second plate has an insert hole extending in a thickness direction of the second plate. The second plate covers an other side of the motor case and rotatably supports an other end portion of the shaft. A wire extending portion has one end electrically connected to the winding wire. The wire extending portion extends from the winding wire and is inserted into the insert hole. A controller is disposed on a side of the second plate opposite to the motor case. The controller includes a substrate and is electrically connected to an other end of the wire extending portion at a side of the substrate opposite to the second plate to control energization to the winding wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jirou Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10337768
    Abstract: A method for controlling and adjusting the refrigeration capacities of a refrigeration system equipped with a double suction compressor, the refrigeration system including first and second compartments to be refrigerated and including first and second evaporators respectively positioned in the first and second compartments. The double suction compressor is controlled to alternate its compression capacity with high-frequency between first and second refrigerant suction lines respectively associated with the first and second evaporators such that the first and second compartments are simultaneously cooled. The compression capacity of the compressor is applied to the first and second suction lines based upon respective first and second duty cycles that together account for 100 percent of the compression capacity of the compressor. First and second temperature sensors are associated with the first and second compartments and provide temperature values that are used to select the first and second duty cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Embraco Industria de Compressores e Solucoes em Refrigeracao Ltda.
    Inventors: Gunter Johann Maass, Dietmar Erich Bernhard Lilie, Marcos Guilherme Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10317110
    Abstract: The present invention refers to methods for controlling a double suction compressor for application in refrigeration systems, capable of meeting the different demands for cost, efficiency and control of temperatures by means of techniques of complexity levels and different configurations of the elements from the control loop (temperature sensors, actuators, controllers, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Embraco Indústria de Compressores e Soluções em Refrigeração Ltda.
    Inventors: Gunter Johann Maass, Dietmar Erich Bernhard Lilie, Marcos Guilherme Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10298848
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a motor, a gimbal including the motor and an aircraft including the gimbal. The motor includes a base, a rotation shaft, a stator assembly, a first bearing, a stator bearing and a rotor assembly that is used for driving an external member to rotate. The rotation shaft has a first end portion, a second end portion and a middle portion connecting the first end portion to the second end portion. The base is connected to the first end portion by using the first bearing. The rotor assembly is connected to the middle portion. The stator bearing, the rotor assembly and the first bearing are sequentially arranged along an axial direction of the rotation shaft. The stator assembly is connected to the rotation shaft by using the stator bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhengli Zhang, Fazhan Chen
  • Patent number: 10288450
    Abstract: A magnet-based angular displacement measuring system for measuring a rotational movement of a driveshaft. The magnet-based angular displacement measuring system includes a drive shaft comprising a free end. The free end has a coaxial recess so as to form a hollow shaft section. An exciter unit is rotationally coupled to the free end of the drive shaft. A stationary sensor unit functionally cooperates with the exciter unit to measure the rotational movement of the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FRABA B.V.
    Inventor: Martin Forthaus
  • Patent number: 10286345
    Abstract: A fuel filter assembly incorporates a BLDC motor and control circuit configured to operate at a first rotational speed upon startup and switch to a second rotational speed when measured variables indicate that the filter assembly is filled with fuel. The first rotational speed is initiated as a default when power is applied to the control circuit. If the filter assembly has been serviced, it must be primed before resuming normal operation. The first rotational speed is significantly higher than the second rotational speed to reduce the amount of time necessary to prime the filter assembly. The control circuit is arranged to monitor a variable which corresponds to the torque necessary to drive the pump. When the pump is filled with air prior to priming, lower torque is required to drive the pump, which corresponds to lower current draw and power consumption at the BLDC motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Clarcor Engine Mobile Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Justin R. Pribanic, David Chapman
  • Patent number: 10273958
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes: a compression mechanism; an electric motor that drives the compression mechanism; a driver circuit unit disposed at a position to be cooled by refrigerant drawn by the compression mechanism; a temperature detection unit that detects a temperature of the driver circuit unit; and a motor control device disposed in the driver circuit unit to control the motor. The motor control device stores a predetermined drive pattern corresponding to a temperature characteristic of the driver circuit unit after starting the motor. When the temperature detected by the temperature detection unit at a time of starting the motor is higher than or equal to a predetermined temperature, the motor control device performs a limit drive control according to the predetermined drive pattern regardless of a drive state command to the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10252301
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning a reusable cask includes a treatment head that is connectable to a keg fitting of a reusable cask. The treatment head delivers fluid into the interior and also removes fluid from the interior. The treatment head connects at least temporarily to a pump that sucks fluid from the cask's interior. A bypass line connects the pump to a valve mechanism that provides selected fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Gernot Haas, Olaf Muszinski, Felix Wagner
  • Patent number: 10215191
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to improve, using a simple configuration, heat dissipation of a regenerative resistor that is disposed in a vacuum pump control device (controller) connected to a vacuum pump. The regenerative resistor disposed in the vacuum pump control device is stored in an aluminum die-cast casing. More concretely, a housing of the vacuum pump control device is prepared by aluminum die casting (metal mold casting). A regenerative resistor storing portion (aluminum die-cast casing) provided with a hollow portion is provided on a top panel of the aluminum die cast, the hollow portion being designed to have a size accommodating the entire regenerative resistor. The regenerative resistor is fitted into the hollow portion, and an opening section of the hollow portion is sealed with an aluminum sheet of the same material as that of the casing. In this manner, the regenerative resistor can removably be stored in the aluminum die-cast casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Japan Limited
    Inventors: Hideki Omori, Takashi Kabasawa
  • Patent number: 10128034
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device is applied to an electronic device and comprises a heat conduction plate, at least an induction coil and a first heat dissipation plate. The heat conduction plate receives the heat provided by a heat source and includes a first contact element disposed on a first surface of the heat conduction plate. The induction coil is disposed at the heat conduction plate. The first heat dissipation plate is disposed at the first contact element of the heat conduction plate. The first heat dissipation plate and the heat conduction plate form a gap. The first heat dissipation plate includes at least a first magnetic element disposed opposite the induction coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Wen Lu, Chun-Chih Wang, Ding-Wei Chiu, Chung-Hung Tang
  • Patent number: 10124586
    Abstract: A flow path structure includes: a substrate that includes a first surface and a second surface on a side opposite to the first surface; a supply port formed on the first surface; a plurality of discharge ports formed on the second surface; grooves that are formed on the first surface so as to extend in an X direction and communicate with the supply ports and with the plurality of discharge ports via through-holes formed on the substrate; and a sealing portion that is disposed on the first surface and seals each groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Isamu Togashi, Hiroaki Okui, Yasuyuki Kudo, Fujio Akahane
  • Patent number: 10087942
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor that includes a compression unit adapted to compress refrigerant, an electric motor adapted to drive the compression unit, and a housing that accommodates the compression unit and the electric motor and includes a coupling member. A motor driving circuit drives the electric motor. The motor driving circuit includes a circuit board and a capacitor, which is electrically connected to the circuit board. A capacitor holder holds the capacitor and is coupled to the coupling member. One of the capacitor holder and the coupling member includes a projection, and the other one of the capacitor holder and the coupling member includes an engagement portion that engages with the projection. Engagement between the projection and the engagement portion positions the capacitor holder relative to the coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Junya Yano, Akio Fujii, Junichi Takahata
  • Patent number: 9995348
    Abstract: A pump apparatus with a switching valve includes an actuator that is rotationally driven, a pump, a switching valve and a driving power interrupting device. The pump discharges a fluid sucked by rotational driving of the actuator. The switching valve is changed in phase by the rotational driving of the actuator so as to be switchable among a plurality of destinations of the fluid discharged from a pump chamber of the pump. The driving power interrupting device for a valve is switchable between a state where rotational driving power of the actuator is transmitted to the switching valve and a state where the rotational driving power of the actuator is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motoyasu Yamamori
  • Patent number: 9970428
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes a metal housing accommodating a compression unit and an electric motor and a resin cover coupled to the housing. The cover and the housing define an accommodation chamber that accommodates a motor driving circuit that drives the electric motor. A metal shield is fixed to the cover and blocks electromagnetic noise. The shield and the cover are stacked together. A sealing member located between the shield and the cover. The sealing member is configured to block entry of foreign matter into the accommodation chamber through a gap between the shield and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke Kinoshita, Ken Suitou, Kazuhiro Kuroki, Yumin Hishinuma, Junichi Takahata, Junya Yano, Takuro Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9948165
    Abstract: Provided is an inverter-integrated electric compressor which has improved assembly properties and assembly precision, and improved productivity. In this inverter-integrated electric compressor, a P-N terminal is provided on the inverter device main substrate, and a power source-side cable can be connected to the P-N terminal by inserting a connector provided at one end; by arranging and mounting multiple high-voltage electric components on the back of the main substrate in the area where the P-N terminal is arranged, a filter circuit is provided on the main substrate. The multiple high-voltage electric components are integrally coupled via fitting units provided on the housing cases of one another and are arranged in a prescribed position on the back of the main substrate with a positioning means provided on one of the housing cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Masahiko Asai
  • Patent number: 9939182
    Abstract: A liquefier for a heat pump includes a liquefier space, a compressor motor and a motor fixture for holding the stationary motor part, wherein the motor further has a motor shaft and a compressor wheel connected to the motor shaft. The motor fixture is formed so that the stationary motor part is held so that it is in contact with liquefied working fluid when liquefied working fluid is filled in the liquefier space. Furthermore, the compressor wheel extends into a region of the heat pump in which a channel for gaseous working fluid to be compressed passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Efficient Energy GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Sedlak, Oliver Kniffler
  • Patent number: 9933190
    Abstract: In a heat pump with an evaporator and a liquefier as well as a gas region extending between the evaporator and the liquefier, the liquefier is arranged above the evaporator in a setup direction for operation of the heat pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Efficient Energy GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Sedlak, Oliver Kniffler
  • Patent number: 9915274
    Abstract: A microfluidics acoustic pump system includes a flow passage configured to carry a fluid from one location to another, a selectively vibrating flow generator having a sharp edge, and a driving device configured to vibrate one of the flow generator and the flow passage to create a streaming fluid flow in a direction away from the sharp edge through the flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Satish Yalamanchili, Jianbo Zhou
  • Patent number: 9890973
    Abstract: In a turbo refrigerator in which: a gas-phase refrigerant from an evaporator is compressed by a turbo compressor and then condensed by a condenser; the obtained liquid-phase refrigerant is evaporated by the evaporator; and a cooling target is cooled down by evaporation heat of the liquid-phase refrigerant, the compressor is a back-to-back two-stage centrifugal type, and the condenser is provided at a position outside a compressor rear stage so as to overlap the compressor rear stage when viewed from each of an axial direction and a radial direction. With this, the pressure loss of a vapor refrigerant is eliminated, and the deterioration in efficiency can be suppressed. In addition, size reduction can be realized by space saving. Further, an evaporated refrigerant can be smoothly introduced to the condenser with a simple configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoto Sakai, Hayato Sakamoto, Masafumi Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9890796
    Abstract: A vacuum pump device comprises: a power supply device including a dew condensation detector configured to detect dew condensation, a regenerative braking resistance, and a controller configured to energize the regenerative braking resistance; a cooling system using coolant; and a pump main body including a motor rotatably driven by the power supply device. When the dew condensation detector detects the dew condensation, the controller energizes the regenerative braking resistance to heat an inside of the power supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Moriyama