Including Electric Power Generating Or Storage Means Patents (Class 417/411)
  • Patent number: 10378531
    Abstract: The utility belongs to the field of the non-beam pumping unit, specifically relating to a non-beam pumping unit driven by a motor reduction unit. The non-beam pumping unit driven by a motor reduction unit comprises a base, a tower body and a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism is mounted on the platform, comprising a motor reduction unit, a large roller, a small roller, a belt and a counterweight device. The motor reduction unit drives the large roller to rotate by a coupling, and one end of the belt is connected with a beam hanger and the other end hangs down after wrapping around the large roller and the small roller from the upper side and then connected with the counterweight device. The motor reduction unit is composed of a motor and a planetary gear reducer in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Daqing Dannuo Petroleum Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhishen Su
  • Patent number: 9903193
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method may comprise attaching a plurality of wireless sensors to a pump jack; receiving time-stamped data from at least some of the plurality of wireless sensors attached to the pump jack, at least one of the plurality of wireless sensors comprising an accelerometer and a gyroscope and being attached to a crank arm of the pump jack; synchronizing the received time-stamped data; from the synchronized time-stamped data, calculating and generating information related to: a downhole load versus polished rod position of the pump jack; a relative balance of a counterweight of the pump jack relative to a horse head of the pump jack; deviations from a nominal acceleration profile of a bridle of the pump jack; and an angle of inclination of the bridle of the pump jack; and selectively generating, on a computing device, visualizations of the generated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: KELVIN INC.
    Inventors: Peter Harding, Logan Duffy, Adam Guetz, Niall Wells, David Bangor
  • Patent number: 9887654
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus having an electric motor with a stator, an armature, especially a rotor, and at least one coil, wherein the apparatus further comprises detection means configured to determine the inductance L of the coil by measuring at least one electrical quantity related to the coil during operation of the motor. The invention further relates to a method for operating such an apparatus, wherein the detection means of the apparatus determine the inductance L of the coil and/or the position of the armature as a function of the inductance L of the coil by measuring at least one electrical quantity related to the coil during operation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer
  • Patent number: 9592743
    Abstract: A mobile discharge device for a battery includes a first electrical connection configured to make contact with a first electrical terminal of the battery, a second electrical connection configured to make contact with a second electrical terminal of the battery, and an electrical resistor electrically connected firstly to the first electrical connection and secondly to the second electrical connection. The discharge device further includes a first fluid connection for connecting a fluid supply, a second fluid connection for connecting a fluid discharge line, and a fluid channel connected to the first fluid connection and the second fluid connection. The fluid channel is thermally coupled to the electrical resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Karsten Haug
  • Patent number: 9303523
    Abstract: A sensor communication system includes an electromagnetic waveguide disposed adjacent to at least one component of a machine. The electromagnetic waveguide can be configured to convey a fluid within the machine. The sensor communication system can also include a sensor assembly, which includes a sensor operable to sense at least one condition and a transmitter at least partially positioned in the electromagnetic waveguide. The transmitter can be operatively coupled to the sensor and be operable to emit a signal corresponding to the at least one condition sensed by the sensor. The sensor communication system can also include a receiver at least partially positioned in the electromagnetic waveguide and operable to wirelessly receive the signal emitted by the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rigoberto Rodriguez, Mark Blackwelder
  • Patent number: 9303652
    Abstract: A blower for use to accelerate combustion by providing additional air to a fire (e.g., to assist in the lighting of a fire). The blower may include a cylindrical housing having an inlet opening and an outlet opening with a bore extending therebetween. A fan assembly and power source may be disposed in the bore and be operable to induce air flow through the bore. Air exiting the outlet opening may travel in a direction substantially parallel with a central axis of the cylindrical housing. The blower may be supported by an infinitely adjustable flexible member that may be manipulated to position the blower with respect to the fire to provide outlet air to the fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Archipelago Group LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Prior, George Prior
  • Patent number: 9020721
    Abstract: A system and method for providing engine torque load in real time. The system includes a sensor to determine, in real time, a clutch state of an alternator clutch and a controller for determining an alternator torque value and applying the alternator torque value to the engine torque load in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Songping Yu, Abdul Alkeilani, Anwar Alkeilani
  • Publication number: 20150110651
    Abstract: A voltage application device of an embodiment applies a voltage between a first and second electrode disposed separately from each other in an airflow generation device, which is disposed on a rotation blade of a rotation apparatus, in which a rotation shaft of the rotation blade is held rotatably by a holding part. In the voltage application device of the embodiment, a voltage output unit outputs a voltage. Then, a sliding type transmission unit having electrodes disposed respectively on the, rotation blade side and the holding part side of the rotation shaft transmits a voltage outputted from the voltage output unit from the holding part side to the rotation blade side. Then, a transformation unit disposed on the rotation blade side increases the voltage transmitted by the sliding type transmission unit and outputs the voltage to the airflow generation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Motofumi Tanaka, Hisashi Matsuda, Shohei Goshima, Hiroyuki Yasui, Amane Majima, Toshiki Osaka
  • Patent number: 8979509
    Abstract: A screw compressor includes a casing and a compression mechanism accommodated in the casing. The compression mechanism has a screw rotor, a gate rotor and a communication mechanism. The gate rotor has a flat plate shape. A rotational axis of gate rotor is orthogonal to a rotational axis of the screw rotor. The communication mechanism is arranged to communicate a high pressure space and a low pressure space in the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Matsumoto, Hiromichi Ueno, Shigeharu Shikano
  • Patent number: 8920140
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for filtration and purification of a liquid. A purification system can be used for filtration and purification of water. A system can include a raw water treatment system, an ultra filtration system, a reverse osmosis purification system, and a solar power system. A purification system can include hardware and controls for decreasing energy use and system inefficiency by monitoring and controlling temperatures of individual components, of the system, or of the purified liquid. A purification system can include a wetted ground and ground monitoring system control or improve the effectiveness of a ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Global Solar Water Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20140377097
    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. The housing includes a coupling member. A motor driving circuit is adapted to drive the electric motor. The motor driving circuit includes a circuit board and a capacitor, which is electrically connected to the circuit board. The capacitor includes a side surface and an end surface that faces the coupling member. A resin material is located between the coupling member and the capacitor. The coupling member includes a facing surface that faces the capacitor. The facing surface includes a recess extending away from the capacitor. The recess receives some of the resin material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Junya YANO, Akio FUJII, Junichi TAKAHATA
  • Publication number: 20140377094
    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: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Junya YANO, Akio FUJII, Junichi TAKAHATA
  • Publication number: 20140377096
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes a motor driving circuit, which includes a capacitor electrically connected to a circuit board, and a capacitor holder, which holds the capacitor. The capacitor holder includes a side wall body, which covers a side surface of the capacitor, a first retainer, which extends from the side wall body to the circuit board and engages with a first end surface of the capacitor, and a second retainer, which extends from the side wall body in a direction away from the circuit board and holds the second end surface of the capacitor. The length of the second retainer in the extending direction of the second retainer is greater than the length of the first retainer in the extending direction of the first retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Junya YANO, Akio FUJII, Junichi TAKAHATA
  • Publication number: 20140377095
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes a motor driving circuit including a capacitor electrically connected through a lead to a circuit board, and a capacitor holder that is made of a plastic and holds the capacitor. The capacitor holder includes a side wall, which covers a side surface of the capacitor. The lead protrudes from the side surface. The side wall includes a through-hole, which opens through each of a first end surface of the side wall facing the circuit board and a second end surface of the side wall opposite to the circuit board and guides the lead to a portion of the circuit board to which the lead is to be connected. The side wall includes a wall surface facing the capacitor. The wall surface includes a slit, which is continuous with the through-hole and opens opposite to the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Junya YANO, Akio FUJII, Junichi TAKAHATA
  • Publication number: 20140369867
    Abstract: A blower for use to provide combustion air to a fire (e.g., to assist in the lighting of a fire). The blower may include a cylindrical housing having an inlet opening and an outlet opening with a bore extending between the inlet and the outlet. A fan and power source may be provided to induce air flow from the inlet opening and through the bore such that air is expelled from the outlet opening. The outlet air exiting the outlet opening may travel in a direction substantially parallel with a central axis of the cylindrical housing. The blower may be supported by an infinitely adjustable flexible member that may be manipulated to position the blower with respect to the fire to provide outlet air to the fire. The flexible member may be engaged with a clip to attach the blower to a structure adjacent to the fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Bruce Prior, George Prior
  • Patent number: 8894389
    Abstract: A utility pump is provided featuring a housing and battery configuration, where the housing is configured with a series configuration of integral pumps, and also configured with a battery receiving portion having electrical terminals for receiving power for providing to the series configuration of the integral pumps, and where the battery has a protruding portion with corresponding electrical terminals configured to contact the electrical terminals to provide power to the series configuration of the integral pumps when the protruding portion of the battery is inserted into the battery receiving portion of the housing and rotated in one direction to an “ON” position, and also configured not to contact the electrical terminals when the battery is not rotated to the “ON” position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Flow Control LLC.
    Inventors: Humberto V. Meza, Randall H. Moormann, Mark F. Ingersoll, Jeffrey B. Schopperle, Joel A. Kenney
  • Publication number: 20140338764
    Abstract: A centrifugal pump (20) for use with a portable fluid collection apparatus for collecting fluid produced by a person, the centrifugal pump comprising a substantially cylindrical pump chamber (26) having an inner diameter (D3), a fluid inlet (24) in fluid communication with said pump chamber, and a fluid outlet (28) in fluid communication with said pump chamber. The pump further comprises an impeller (10) having an outer diameter (D2) and being rotatably mounted on a driveshaft (22) within said pump chamber intermediate said fluid inlet and said fluid outlet, where said driveshaft is rotatable by driving means to rotate said impeller in use and accelerate fluid flowing into said pump chamber through said fluid inlet and out of said fluid outlet. The inner diameter of the pump chamber is substantially equal to or greater than 1.40 times the outer diameter of the impeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Trevor Wills
  • Publication number: 20140322049
    Abstract: A system for supplementing the electric power needed by a pump jack electric motor, thereby reducing the electric power purchased from the local utility or power supplier. The system comprises a solar photovoltaic system, or other forms of renewable energy, and regenerated power from the electric motor or drive. The system can be both “on-grid” and “off-grid.” Battery banks and capacitor banks may be used to store energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: KAVAN GRAYBILL
  • Patent number: 8864476
    Abstract: A pump is provided featuring a housing and battery configuration, where the housing is configured with a battery receiving portion having electrical terminals for receiving power to the pump, and where the battery has a protruding portion with corresponding electrical terminals configured to contact the electrical terminals to provide power to the pump when the protruding portion of the battery is inserted into the battery receiving portion of the housing and rotated in one direction to an “ON” position, and also configured not to contact the electrical terminals when the battery is not rotated to the “ON” position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Flow Control LLC.
    Inventors: Randall H. Moormann, Rick Burnham
  • Patent number: 8852432
    Abstract: An induced symbiotic osmosis pump (ISOP) (and method of using same) comprising: a closed loop comprising a riser pipe and a downpipe having substantially the same length fluidly communicating at a base with an induced osmosis semipermeable membrane and fluidly communicating at an opposed end with a brine pump fluidly communicating with a pressure exchanger fluidly communicating with a reverse osmosis membrane, the downpipe comprising a check valve; the induced osmosis semipermeable membrane of the closed loop fluidly communicating with an initial reverse osmosis module fluidly communicating with a brine pump fluidly communicating with a source of fluid having an initial salinity; the brine pump electronically communicating with an electrical source; and, the reverse osmosis membrane fluidly communicating with a storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Maher Isaac Kelada
  • Publication number: 20140241918
    Abstract: Disclosed is an oil-pumping machine, which is characterized in that it is composed of a secondary sheave (5) of a wheel-cylinder type driven by an electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Yuan Xiang, Shengcheng Nie
  • Publication number: 20140234140
    Abstract: Electronic dispensers and refill units for electronic dispensers are disclosed herein. An exemplary electronic dispenser includes a housing, a processor and a first battery secured to the dispenser. The first battery provides power to the processor. The dispenser further includes actuator drive circuitry for causing the dispenser to move an actuator to dispense fluid from a refill unit. In addition, the dispenser includes a rechargeable energy storage device for providing power to the actuator drive circuitry. Circuitry for charging the rechargeable energy storage device is also provided. The dispenser includes a holder for holding a refill unit and a connector for releasably connecting to a second battery that is provided with the refill unit. The second battery is installed in the connector when a refill unit is installed in the dispenser and removed from the connector when the refill unit is removed from the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Chip W. Curtis, Jackson W. Wegelin
  • Publication number: 20140205479
    Abstract: A battery-powered portable personal fan is described with reference to two embodiments, both of which comprise a two-part base, of which the upper part is provided with an elongate neck to which a ball-shaped motor housing is pivotally attached. The motor housing contains a motor having a drive shaft which drives a two-blade at least 5000 RPM on a high-speed setting. In one embodiment, a rechargeable lithium ion battery is permanently mounted in the upper base portion and the lower base portion, available in multiple configurations is hollow so as to be useful as a storage area. It is preferably arranged so as to fit in one of several available golf cart cup holders. In the alternative embodiment, the lower housing is canister-shaped to receive a replaceable battery cartridge and, where desired, a tripod arrangement of legs for additional stability. Ornamental elastomeric covers can be stretched over the ball-shaped motor housing to visually link the fan to a particular sport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: CYNTHIA A. WARK
  • Patent number: 8784077
    Abstract: The invention is a submersible battery-operated water pump system comprised of a water pump with a plug connector that attaches to a rechargeable battery via a receptacle connector for the purpose of water recirculation as used in decorative water fountains. The submersible water pump system is designed to rest at the bottom of a water reservoir (with a minimum depth of 2 inches) to recirculate water, thus producing water flow. The plug and receptacle connectors attach to distribute electrical power from the rechargeable battery to the water pump to allow operation. The submersible, rechargeable, battery-operated water pump system is cordless, thus providing safe, portable, independent operation without the use of electrical cords or outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Ray
  • Patent number: 8770949
    Abstract: A ceiling fan comprising: a fan motor and blade assembly, a mounting tube for suspending the fan motor and blade assembly from a ceiling, and a power supply mounted within the mounting tube configured to power the fan motor. Also a ceiling fan comprising a moulded stator frame, a raised turret integrally moulded within the frame configured to enclose and mount a motor controller, and an external user changeable auxiliary module. Also ceiling fan comprising: a totally enclosed safety extra low voltage fan motor assembly configured to be suspended from an upper side, and a sealing arrangement within the assembly providing a substantial degree of ingress protection against dust and water incident from at least an under side. Also a method comprising providing a ceiling fan comprising moulded stator frame, and mounting an external user changeable auxiliary module to a raised turret integrally moulded within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Delta T Corporation
    Inventor: Ernest John Noble
  • Publication number: 20140183869
    Abstract: The invention uses wind turbine and/or solar energy to enhance the efficiency of an underwater and/or underwater in-soil bed of a compressed air energy storage system. The apparatus comprises a wind turbine and/or a photovoltaic panel to drive an onshore compressor, which provides compressed air energy into an underwater pressure vessel. The buoyant rigid-wall pressure vessel will be located and restrained under water or in-soil underwater. The pressure vessel may be horizontal or in vertical configurations as well as parallel or in perpendicular orientation to the shoreline. The pressure vessel may be constructed of high compression strength reinforced concrete or reinforced fiber plastic material that need not have a high thermal capacitance or high thermal conductivity because the exhaust from the pressure vessel feed a near constant air temperature to the turboexpander on the surface via several long vertical small diameter pipes through the 50 to 70 deg F. water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Ben M. Enis, Paul Lieberman
  • Patent number: 8747074
    Abstract: An oil pump control apparatus of a hybrid vehicle is provided that controls an oil pump according to a demand of an output torque and oil temperature. In particular, hydraulic line pressure is controlled by operating an oil pump at maximum power if a starting demand for a hybrid vehicle is detected. Viscosity is calculated as well to correspond to an oil temperature in an engine stop mode and a rotation speed of the oil pump is controlled at a low power. Additionally, viscosity is also calculated according to a variation of a line pressure in a driving mode and the rotation speed of the electric oil pump is controlled in either a low power, a middle power, and a high power state as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sanghyun Jeong, Jong Hyun Kim, Seunghyun Yang, Sang Lok Song, Yeonho Kim, Jaeshin Yi, Haksung Lee, Seung Ki Kong
  • Publication number: 20140140861
    Abstract: A standalone portable electric blower has a propeller generating airflow and driven by an electric motor powered: by a power source, said blower including an air-guide conduit made up of a series of three generally cylindrical tubular portions, namely a proximal portion or suction nozzle provided with an air inlet, a distal air exit portion or exhaust nozzle and a central portion. The central portion is a separate piece and is arranged to form a functional assembly, unitary or made up of a plurality of elements and made of a heat conducting material, said central portion comprising the following functional sub-assemblies; an electronic switching electric motor; at least one axial, propeller rotated b the electric motor; air rectifiers; and an electronic board for managing the tool and controlling the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: PELLENC (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Roger Pellenc
  • Patent number: 8721302
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes an active fan, a supporting base and a passive element. The active fan includes a first impeller and a motor. The passive element is driven to rotate by an airflow from the active fan. The passive element includes a impeller and at least one load. The load is connected to the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Shun-Chen Chang, Chia-Ming Hsu, Chieh-Cheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20140127039
    Abstract: A setting method for an alcohol fuel-powered electric pump is used for an alcohol fuel-powered electric pump, wherein the operating voltage of the electric pump is set at 6-10.4 V and is used for an alcohol fuel-powered motor vehicle the output direct current operating voltage of which is 7 V-9 V or greater than 9 V but less than 10.4 V. The number of turns of the rotor coils of the drive motor of the alcohol fuel-powered electric pump is deliberately reduced by 15-50%. The setting method can greatly reduce the corrosion of the pump by electro-chemical reactions when operating, for example, a fuel pump with an operating voltage of 8-8.9 V can be employed, the operating life thereof can fully meet the usage requirement of a generator and yet the drawback of blocked filters and oil nozzles can essentially be eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Lisheng Sun, Guoqing Chen
  • Patent number: 8708671
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and method are provided, for pumping fluids, such as water and/or hydrocarbons, from a subterranean formation or reservoir, through use of a cranked rod pumping (CRP) apparatus for imparting reciprocating substantially vertical motion to a rod of a sucker-rod pump having a pump stroke. The CRP apparatus includes a motor driven cranked mechanical actuator arrangement. The cranked mechanical actuator arrangement includes a substantially vertically moveable member attached to the rod of the sucker-rod pump for imparting and controlling vertical motion of the rod of the sucker-rod pump. The actuator arrangement may include pneumatic counterbalancing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Unico, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Gregory, Thomas L. Beck, Ronald G. Peterson, Michael A. MacDonald, Michael D. Dry
  • Patent number: 8696328
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photothermal source of fluid pumping device driven by self photovoltaic power, wherein a light projection space defined adjacent to a photothermal source device generating both optical and thermal power is provided with a photovoltaic (PV) device capable of converting the self optical power of the photothermal source device into the electric power, and a fluid pumping device driven by the electric power supplied by the photovoltaic device is provided for pumping a gaseous or liquid fluid, so that a part or all of the photothermal source device itself, a heat radiator installed on the photothermal source device and a thermal space heated by the photothermal source device can perform the operation of thermal energy transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Patent number: 8676416
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for starting a fuel cell vehicle in an emergency, which can start the fuel cell by supplying necessary air to the fuel cell even in the event of a failure or malfunction of a high voltage system, the high voltage system including a high voltage DC-DC converter and a high voltage battery which are generally used as a power source of an air blower during start-up of the fuel cell. In particular, the present invention provides a system and method for starting a fuel cell vehicle in an emergency, in which a controller drives an air blower by a voltage output from a low voltage battery to start the fuel cell in an emergency, if it is determined that there is a failure or malfunction in the high voltage system during start-up of a fuel cell system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sung Gyu Ham, Kyung Won Suh, Seo Ho Choi
  • Publication number: 20140056738
    Abstract: Provided is a rechargeable fan device that includes a fan; a motor that drives the fan to rotate; a battery that supplies power to the motor; a voltage generation unit that generates a control voltage of a predetermined voltage value based on DC power inputted; a first supply path used to supply DC power from the battery to the voltage generation unit; a semiconductor switch that brings the first supply path into/out of conduction; a DC jack used to input DC power from an external DC power source; a second supply path used, when the DC power is inputted into the DC jack, to supply the DC power to the voltage generation unit; and a control unit that controls driving of the motor and charging of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 8657586
    Abstract: A piston-type fuel pump is provided. The fuel pump includes a housing bounding an internal cavity with a cylindrical tube disposed in the internal cavity. The cylindrical tube provides a bore extending along an axis and a piston is disposed in the bore. A spring is configured to bias the piston in a first direction along the axis. A coil is disposed about the cylindrical tube and a control circuit is disposed in the internal cavity. The control circuit is configured in electrical communication with the coil. The voltage supplied to the control circuit can be varied, with the control circuit compensating for the variable supply voltage to regulate the actuation of the coil from a de-energized state to an energized state. The piston is biased in a second direction opposite the first direction in response to the coil being actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Carter Fuel Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Kyle Achor
  • Patent number: 8636476
    Abstract: A system is provided for the feeding of an inductive load, with electric power of continuous current, generated from an energy source and, more in particular, to a feeding system for a vibratory pump from solar or aeolic energy, which processes the electric power of continuous current supplied by a bank of solar cells or aeolic generator, in a compatible form, using a circuit of electronic command by digital micro controller, for the control and actuation of vibratory pump, independent of the electric power variations supplied by the sources as solar cells, due to the alterations in the level of solar radiation; or in aeolic generator, due to wind speed variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Industria de Motores Anauger S.A.
    Inventors: Hermes Gaddini, Marco Aurelio Gimenez, Aurélio Antonio Pastori
  • Publication number: 20130336807
    Abstract: The present invention includes a novel fuel management and auxiliary power system and apparatus having a control module in control of auxiliary equipment and accessories and climate control functions of a vehicle, while the vehicle's engine is not running. The system of this invention is capable of detecting warning states and providing status indicators to an operator on a graphical user interface. At the graphical user interface, the operator is capable of initiating start up of the system and accessing status and historical technical data of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: David E. Ratliff, Gregory S. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130330218
    Abstract: A portable hydrostatic test pump and a system incorporating the portable hydrostatic test pump to pressurize a closed piping system for leak testing purposes is described herein and illustrated in the accompanying figures. The portable hydrostatic test pump includes a compact, lightweight, low power pump module operable using a portable power source. This allows the portable hydrostatic test pump to be used for testing closed piping systems located in areas that are physically difficult to access and/or without access to a permanent power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: AimPoint Associates, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Marcum, Michael B. McMullen
  • Patent number: 8602746
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, an electrical system for a pump includes a power supply and a controller coupled to the power supply, the controller supporting a plurality of pump cycle levels. If a voltage of the power supply drops below a first threshold, the controller automatically causes the pump to operate at a lower pump cycle level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: TXAM Pumps, LLC
    Inventors: Brady Gallwey, Roy Tilford Jackson, Duy D. Nguyen, C. Tom Brannon
  • Publication number: 20130302183
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and method are provided, for pumping fluids, such as water and/or hydrocarbons, from a subterranean formation or reservoir, through use of a cranked rod pumping (cranked rod pumping) apparatus for imparting reciprocating substantially vertical motion to a rod of a sucker-rod pump having a pump stroke. The cranked rod pumping apparatus includes a motor driven cranked mechanical actuator arrangement. The cranked mechanical actuator arrangement includes a cable coupled to a substantially vertically moveable member which is attached to the rod of the sucker-rod pump for imparting and controlling vertical motion of the rod of the sucker-rod pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Gregory, Thomas L. Beck, Ronald G. Peterson, Michael A. MacDonald, Michael D. Dry
  • Publication number: 20130302188
    Abstract: Provided is an electro-hydraulic drive system including first and second electro-hydraulic transmissions for driving respective wheels, the transmissions each including an electric motor, a hydraulic pump driven by the electric motor, and a hydraulic motor drive by the hydraulic pump. When used in a turf vehicle, such as a zero-turn-radius mower, the electro-hydraulic drive system operates the wheels independently from an engine of the mower, thereby allowing the mower to be moved without having to start the engine. In this way, power consumption is lowered and total efficiency of the mower is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jason Scot Richardson, Ryan Schroeder, Victor Conner, Kenneth Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130294952
    Abstract: A campfire companion of the present invention is a self contained, aesthetically pleasing, potentially solar charged battery driven electric fan blower system that feeds air into the campfire. This campfire companion would essentially be a fan system, which includes an electric fan (electric motor connected to fan blades) with appropriate power source and controls), hidden in a naturally aesthetic enclosure, such as a composite material shaped to look like a natural rock, stack of wooden log(s), etc. This campfire companion would sit on the edge of the fire pit and expel air towards the fire to help ignite the fire and allow the fire to burn at a higher rate offering a more pleasing campfire and the ability to burn wood/charcoal in a sufficient manner for a pleasant campfire or cooking experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Rick David Caprathe
  • FAN
    Publication number: 20130259722
    Abstract: A fan includes an interface connected to a motherboard, a fan motor, a battery, a switch connected to the battery, and a controller connected to the interface, the fan motor, the switch, and the battery. The controller includes a storage unit to store a preset timing value, a timer to count a working time of the fan motor after the motherboard is powered off, and a control unit. When the motherboard is powered on, the control unit receives a voltage from the motherboard and outputs the voltage to the fan motor. When the motherboard is powered off, the control unit controls the switch to be turned on. The battery provides a voltage to the fan motor. The control unit controls the switch to be turned off when a working time of the fan motor reaches the preset timing value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YAO-TING CHANG
  • Patent number: 8545194
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery operated solar pump kit is provided including a solar panel to provide solar power via an electrical terminal, an inline submersible pump and a control box containing a pipe fitting, a rechargeable battery, an electrical fitting and an on/off switch. The inline submersible pump passes through a rain barrel, having a hose to discharge rainwater from the rain barrel, and a power cord, which is coupled to the rechargeable battery. The pipe fitting couples to the hose to receive the pumped rainwater and to a garden hose to provide the pumped rainwater. The electrical fitting couples the rechargeable battery to the electrical terminal of the solar panel and receives solar power to recharge the rechargeable battery. The on/off switch couples the rechargeable battery and the power cord to turn the inline submersible pump on/off to pump the rainwater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Xylem IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael Howard Irving, Jeffrey Brian Schopperle
  • Publication number: 20130094980
    Abstract: A hand-held electric fan includes a housing, an air inlet configured on one side of the housing, an air outlet configured on another side of the housing, fan blades configured in said housing, a motor for driving rotation of the fan blades, wherein the air inlet and air outlet have an included angle of 20˜160 degrees. The hand-held electric fan according to the present invention can be held by a user conveniently, such that the inflow and outflow of air are not interfered by the user's hand holding the fan during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Ka Yun CHAN
  • Patent number: 8408883
    Abstract: An inverter-integrated vehicle-air-conditioner electric compressor capable of eliminating malfunctions or the like due to electromagnetic noise interference and improving the reliability is provided. In a vehicle-air-conditioner electric compressor with which an inverter unit is integrated, lead-out positions of low-voltage cables and connectors for supplying a low voltage from a low-voltage power supply to a circuit on a low-voltage ground LV are provided either in a side surface opposite to a mounting position of high-voltage components and high-voltage cables for supplying a high voltage from a high-voltage power supply to a power system circuit on a high-voltage system ground HV; or at an end farthest away from the mounting position of the high-voltage cables and the high-voltage components in an adjacent side surface or the same side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Ichise, Takayuki Watanabe, Takashi Nakagami, Koji Nakano
  • Publication number: 20130055504
    Abstract: A pneumatic lifting cushion is configured for easy carrying by a person and deployment upon substantially any seat. When seated thereon, a person may selectively inflate the lifting cushion using one or more of gas from a compressed gas cartridge, a gas pump, or from an auxiliary inflation gas source, and be urged into a standing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas E. Peash, Dale L. Peash, Michael C. Schmaltz
  • Publication number: 20130052059
    Abstract: A pump is provided featuring a housing and battery configuration, where the housing is configured with a battery receiving portion having electrical terminals for receiving power to the pump, and where the battery has a protruding portion with corresponding electrical terminals configured to contact the electrical terminals to provide power to the pump when the protruding portion of the battery is inserted into the battery receiving portion of the housing and rotated in one direction to an “ON” position, and also configured not to contact the electrical terminals when the battery is not rotated to the “ON” position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Randall H. MOORMANN, Rick BURNHAM
  • Publication number: 20130052060
    Abstract: A utility pump is provided featuring a housing and battery configuration, where the housing is configured with a series configuration of integral pumps, and also configured with a battery receiving portion having electrical terminals for receiving power for providing to the series configuration of the integral pumps, and where the battery has a protruding portion with corresponding electrical terminals configured to contact the electrical terminals to provide power to the series configuration of the integral pumps when the protruding portion of the battery is inserted into the battery receiving portion of the housing and rotated in one direction to an “ON” position, and also configured not to contact the electrical terminals when the battery is not rotated to the “ON” position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: XYLEM IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Humberto V. MEZA, Randall H. MOORMANN, Mark F. INGERSOLL, Jeffrey B. SCHOPPERLE, Joel A. KENNEY
  • Publication number: 20130004345
    Abstract: A securing means for an insulating member that is advantageous in improving the efficiency of assembly of a motor-driven compressor is provided. Phase wires extending from an end face of a stator core, which is closer to a compression mechanism, are bound to form a phase wire bundle. The distal ends of the phase wires are electrically connected together, so that a wire connecting portion is formed at the distal end of the phase wire bundle. The wire connecting portion, which serves as a neutral point, is coated with an insulating tube made of insulating plastic. The distal end of the insulating tube is sealed. A receiving hole is formed in the cluster block. The insulating tube is fitted in the receiving hole and secured to the cluster block by contacting an inner surface of the receiving hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Tatsuya Horiba, Shinichi Okuyama, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Minoru Mera, Hiroshi Fukasaku