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CRYSTAL UNIT AND METHOD OF ADJUSTING CRYSTAL UNIT

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A crystal unit includes: a capacitor body in which a plurality of light-transmitting dielectrics and a plurality of internal electrodes are alternately stacked; a crystal piece arranged above the capacitor body and having excitation electrodes on both surfaces thereof; an external electrode formed on a surface of the capacitor body; and a first conductor portion formed in an inner layer of the capacitor body, and including one end electrically coupled to a first internal electrode among the plurality of internal electrodes, and the other end electrically coupled to the external electrode.



INERTIAL DRIVE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An inertial drive is disclosed, comprising a length-changeable actuator element (I), a frame element (4) with a support section and with a deformation section, against the contact surfaces of which the actuator element bears, wherein the deformation section has an articulation section (13), a flat spring element (5) which is arranged on the deformation section and has a friction section (3) at the free end thereof, and a friction body (2), which can be driven, in mechanical contact with the friction section. A change in length (S) of the actuating element causes a rotatory movement (D) of the deformation section about the articulation section, which movement is transmitted via the spring element to the friction section for driving the friction body which can be driven.



TRIBOELECTRIFICATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a triboelectrification device and a display device. The triboelectrification device includes at least one layered electricity generating assembly that is stacked, the at least one layered electricity generating assembly each comprising an electrode layer, an insulating layer, a metal layer and an elastomer; the electrode layer, the insulating layer, and the metal layer are arranged in sequence from above downwards, the elastomer is disposed between the electrode layer and the metal layer and is located at at least one side of the insulating layer. The electrode layer and the insulating layer are brought into contact with each other to be rubbed against each other by applying a pressure to the electrode layer, and the electrode layer and the insulating layer can be separated from each other by springing back of the elastomer, such that the electrode layer and the insulating layer are repeatedly brought into contact with each other to be rubbed against each other time after time, thereby continually generating positive and negative charges on the metal layer and the electrode layer respectively and thus achieving usage of electric energy into which energy generated by friction is converted.



Self-alignment Protection Device for Permanent-magnet Coupling

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to the technical field of design and manufacture of magnetic couplings and provides a self-alignment protection device for permanent-magnet coupling, the self-alignment protection device comprises a first rotor and a second rotor respectively in fixedly connection with a load shaft (8) and a driving shaft (9), the first rotor and the second rotor being respectively mounted with permanent magnets that are mutually coupled to transmit torque, the first rotor and the second rotor are respectively configured with an inner conical surface and an outer conical surface that are coaxial and have mutually matching tapers, the self-alignment protection device further comprises an axial adjustment mechanism for adjusting the relative axial position between the first rotor and the second rotor. This technical solution solves the technical problem that the existing magnetic couplings are inconvenient to install and adjust.



ELECTRIC ROTATING MACHINE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The electric rotating machine includes a rotatable rotor including first magnetic field parts and second magnetic field parts formed in front and rear surfaces, respectively, by arranging permanent magnets in a circumferential direction; a first stator equipped with coils opposing the first magnetic field parts disposed, the coils forming first stator magnetic fields; a second stator equipped with coils opposing the second magnetic field parts disposed, the coils forming second stator magnetic fields; and a power feeder for driving the rotor to rotate by supplying power to the coils, and a power collector for extracting an induced current generated in the coils of the other stator resulting from rotation of the rotor. At least the coils disposed on the power supply side are formed by a superconducting material, a current supplied to the superconducting coils being made larger than an induced current generated in the other coils.



ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATOR WITH MOBILE MAGNET

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An electromagnetic actuator is provided in which a mobile member is designed to slide inside a ferromagnetic frame along a displacement axis X-X′ between two end positions, when exposed to a magnetic flux circulating in said frame. The frame forms a magnetic circuit that extends in a single loop interrupted by two air gaps, each placed on the displacement axis of the mobile member. At the air gaps the flux generates two transverse magnetic fields in opposite directions. The mobile member includes a permanent magnet, polarized in a pre-determined direction and having an axial dimension such that in each end position, one end of the magnet extends into one of the air gaps and the opposite end of the magnet extends into the other air gap.



LINE START PERMANENT MAGNET BRUSHLESS MOTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A line start permanent magnet (LSPM) brushless motor includes a stator, a rotor assembly disposed in the central opening defined by the stator. The rotor assembly includes a magnet unit and a rotor. The magnet unit is arranged along an inner circumferential surface of the stator so as to define an air gap between the stator. The rotor rotatably is coupled to a shaft such that the rotor is configured to rotate adjacent the magnet unit. The rotor includes a plurality of rotor slots, each rotor slot defining a double-cage winding that includes an upper cage and a lower cage. The double-cage winding can serve as a damper, which reduces the starting current upon rotational startup of the rotor.



STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD STATORS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A stator for a motor or generator including a planar composite structure (PCS) having at least one dielectric layer and a plurality of conductive layers is provided. The stator includes first conductive elements extending radially to a distance r1 from a center of, and disposed angularly on, the PCS. Each first conductive element includes a preferred termination structure to connect with at least one of a plurality of second conductive elements extending radially from a radius r2 from the center of, and disposed angularly on, the PCS.



MOTOR WITH HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A motor generally includes a housing, a cover, and a cooling fan. The cover is provided with multiple air guiding fins and defines multiple first inlet holes corresponding to the air guiding fins for collecting some of the air current generated by the cooling fan. Furthermore, the cover is provided with multiple wind-catching projections. The housing defines multiple second inlet holes near its opening The cover is installed to the housing such that the wind-catching projections are respectively located above the second inlet holes of the housing, so as to collect some of the air current. Furthermore, multiple recesses are defined between the wind-catching projections, so that some of the air current may flow along the outer surface of the housing via the recesses to further cool down the housing.



MOTOR WITH HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A motor generally includes a housing, a cover, an air collecting structure, and a cooling fan. The cover defines a plurality of inlet holes and is provided with a plurality of wind-catching projections. The air collecting structure, adapted to be fixed to the cover, defines a plurality of through holes aligned with the inlet holes of the cover. The housing defines a plurality of inlet holes. The cover is installed to the housing such that the wind-catching projections are respectively located above the inlet holes of the housing, so as to collect some of the air current. Furthermore, a plurality of recesses are defined between the wind-catching projections, so that some of the air current may flow along the outer surface of the housing via the recesses to further cool down the housing.



LINEAR MOTOR COOLING SYSTEM

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus includes an electric machine. The electric machine includes an internal housing, an armature coil disposed within the internal housing and separated from the internal housing by a gap, and a magnetic core associated with the armature coil. The apparatus also includes a fan configured to cause air to flow in the gap between the armature coil and the internal housing.



VENTING GENERATOR ASSEMBLIES

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A generator assembly includes a generator shaft defining an interior vent space. A valve assembly is positioned within the vent space configured to selectively allow venting of air through the generator shaft. A radial vent is positioned within the valve assembly configured to prevent oil from flowing through the vent space during operation and release air through the vent space during shutdown.



ELECTRIC MOTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Electric motor comprising a rotor and a stator (2), the stator comprising a body (3) forming a frame and a windings assembly (4, 5) housed in slots of the body. The electric motor comprises at least one rod (16, 23) used to connect, to one another, at least two fixed assembled parts of the electric motor, the rod extending into a housing (9) formed in the body over the entire length thereof in order to emerge on each side of the body.



HIGH FORCE ROTARY ACTUATOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An actuator includes a first stator with four first poles and a second stator with four second poles aligned with the four first poles. A permanent magnet is attached to the first stator and the second stator. Four moving armatures are positioned at terminal ends of the four first poles and the four second poles. Coils are wrapped around the first stator and the second stator. A controller selectively applies current to the coils to migrate flux created by the permanent magnet through selective poles of the first stator and the second stator and thereby alter the size of air gaps associated with the four moving armatures.



Motor Bearing with Rotor Centralization

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for reducing vibration in an electric motor using rotor bearing assemblies that are positioned within a bore of the stator to support the motor's shaft and rotor sections so that they can rotate within the stator bore. Each rotor bearing assembly includes an outer bearing and an inner bearing sleeve that rotates within the bearing. The bearing is secured so that its rotation within the stator is inhibited, but it can move axially. Each end of the bearing sleeve has a conically tapered contact surface which contacts and secures the corresponding rotor section and centers the rotor section with respect to the axis of rotation of the bearing. The contact surfaces of the rotor sections may be chamfered at an angle complementary to the tapered contact surface of the bearing sleeve to distribute the contact pressure between them over a greater contact surface area.



STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING LOSSES IN PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The disclosure relates to printed circuit board motors and specifically to printed circuit boards used in motors and generators. Windings formed from copper on printed circuit boards have been used for purposes of forming antennas, inductors, transformers, and stators that can be incorporated in permanent magnet brushless DC (permanent magnet synchronous) machines. For energy conversion devices using modern permanent magnet materials and PCB stators, the magnetic field is not strongly confined by magnetically susceptible materials. Thus, the interaction between fields from adjacent turns in a winding, and/or windings on adjacent layers (for a multilayer configuration) may be significant. The structures disclosed hereinafter reduce the effective resistance in the windings, and therefore reduce the associated losses to achieve a reduced current density in portions of the rotating energy conversion devices. The effect of the disclosed structures is a measurable reduction in loss mechanisms as a function increasing frequency, compared to the currently available devices. These effects are significant in frequency ranges important to energy conversion processes as well as typical control strategies, for example, pulse-width modulation.



Enhanced Flux-Density Magnet

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

One embodiment of an enhanced flux-density magnet comprises a magnetic material with two magnetic poles and one magnetic pole-area smaller than the other magnetic pole-area. Because the magnetic field at both pole-areas is equal but the magnetic pole-areas are unequal, the magnetic flux-density is proportionally greater at the magnetic pole with a smaller area than the magnetic pole with the larger area and greater than if the magnetic pole-areas were equal.



ROTOR FOR PERMANENT MAGNET MOTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A rotor for a permanent magnet motor, includes a magnetic pole portion that includes a magnetic body formed in an annular shape; and a field portion that is disposed adjacent to the magnetic pole portion in an axial direction, that includes a permanent magnet formed in an annular shape and having a multipole structure or a plurality of permanent magnets formed in an annular shape and having a monopole structure and a magnetic body, and that causes a magnetic flux generated by the permanent magnet to flow in the axial direction so as to generate magnetic poles on an outer circumferential surface of the magnetic pole portion.



ROTOR, PERMANENT-MAGNET-EMBEDDED MOTOR, AND COMPRESSOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An end of each of slits of a rotor on a magnet insertion hole side has a triangular shape. A slit inner-side line of each of the slits includes an apex and a pair of side ends. An interval between each of the pair of side ends and the magnet insertion hole is larger than an interval between the apex and the magnet insertion hole, and an interval between the apex and the magnet insertion hole is larger than a plate thickness of each of steel plates forming a rotor core.



PERMANENT MAGNET ROTOR AND PERMANENT MAGNET ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

According to an embodiment, a permanent magnet rotating electrical machine has: a rotor shaft which is rotatably supported and extends axially; a rotor core fixed to the rotor shaft and has a laminated plate including steel flat plates laminated axially; permanent magnets; a stator core disposed on an outer periphery of the rotor core with a gap; and armature windings wound around the stator teeth of the rotor core. The flux barriers are formed in each circumferential angle region so as to extend axially, spread circumferentially toward the rotation axis center in a convex curved shape. A permanent magnet space is formed in a circumferential direction center portion of each of the flux barriers. The permanent magnets are disposed in the respective permanent magnet space in which demagnetization resistance monotonically decreases from the outside to the inside in a radial direction between permanent magnets adjacent to each other radially.



STATOR FIXING STRUCTURE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A stator fixing structure includes a tube and a fixing member. The tube has an outer surface, and both a stator set and the fixing member are fitted around the tube in a bottom-up sequence. The fixing member has a main body, which has a contact surface and an engaging unit. The engaging unit is circumferentially extended from the main body towards a center of the main body to form a plurality of free ends to tightly press against the outer surface of the tube. The contact surface is axially tightly in contact with the stator set to prevent the stator set from sliding.



Piezoelectric Nanoelectromechanical Relays

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus comprises: a body terminal comprising a first body electrode and a second body electrode; a gate terminal comprising a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode; a first actuator between the first body electrode and the first gate electrode, the first actuator comprising a first piezoelectric material; a second actuator between the second body electrode and the second gate electrode, the second actuator comprising a second piezoelectric material; a beam comprising a first end attached to the first actuator, a second end attached to the second actuator, and a suspended section between the first end and the second end; a metal channel attached to the suspended section of the beam; a source terminal extending over the beam; and a drain terminal extending over the beam.



PIEZOELECTRIC FILM, PIEZOELECTRIC FILM ELEMENT, PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR, PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR, HARD-DISK DRIVE AND INK JET PRINTER HEAD

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A piezoelectric film containing (K,Na)NbO3 as the main component, wherein, when a surface of the piezoelectric film was observed in a field view within a specified range, a plurality of first crystals and a plurality of second crystals are arranged in the surface of the piezoelectric film, wherein, the first crystal has a slender shape orientating toward the first orientation along the surface, and the second crystal has a slender shape orientating toward the second orientation which crosses with the first orientation along the surface.



TUNING FORK TYPE CRYSTAL BLANK, TUNING FORK TYPE CRYSTAL ELEMENT, AND CRYSTAL DEVICE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A tuning fork type crystal blank includes a base part, a pair of vibrating parts which extend from the base part parallel with each other, an auxiliary part including a support part located on one side of an alignment direction of the pair of vibrating parts relative to the base part and pair of vibrating parts and extending parallel with the pair of vibrating parts, and a holding part which is located on the opposite side to the pair of vibrating parts relative to the base part and connects the base part and the support part. When viewed in a planar view direction perpendicular to the alignment direction and to the direction in which the pair of vibrating parts extend, cut away part is formed in a side surface of the auxiliary part.



PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A piezoelectric device includes a piezoelectric element including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a piezoelectric layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a driving system that drives the piezoelectric element by applying voltage to the first electrode and the second electrode, in which the driving system drives the piezoelectric element at a maximum voltage that is lower than a voltage at which a tunnel current or a Poole-Frenkel current starts to be generated in the piezoelectric element.



Thermo-electric device to provide electrical power

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A thermoelectric device to generate electrical power at relatively high voltages using a thermopile, temperature differentials regarding the thermopile and the Seebeck Coefficient of dissimilar materials assembled in a unique manner and in conjunction with controls and batteries to power devices such as electric motors used in electric cars and emergency backup situations, for example.



DRIVING APPARATUS FOR WASHING MACHINE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is a driving apparatus for a washing machine, which includes a washing shaft and a dewatering shaft which penetrate into the inside; an annular clutch holder installed at the bottom of the clutch housing; a clutch lever hinge-coupled to the clutch holder, the clutch lever consisting of a top rotating unit and a coupler receiving unit; a driving lever having a lever arm connected to the top rotating unit of the clutch lever by a linking spring to operate; a clutch coupler laid on the top of the coupler receiving unit to make up and down spline movement by the coupler receiving unit; and a motor assembly comprising a stator assembly coupled to the bottom of the clutch holder and comprising a stator core, and a rotor assembly comprising a rotor housing.



COMPOSITION INCLUDING POLYROTAXANE AND PRODUCT INCLUDING THE SAME

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A composition includes a polyrotaxane (A) which includes cyclodextrin as a ring molecule and polyethylene glycol as a linear molecule, and in which a blocking group is arranged at both ends of the linear molecule; a block copolymer (B) including polysiloxane; and a polymer (C) including no polysiloxane.



ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER ELEMENT CHIP, PROBE, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT, AND ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An ultrasonic transducer element chip includes a substrate defining an opening, an ultrasonic transducer element disposed at a position corresponding to the opening in a thickness direction of the substrate, and a reinforcing member connected to the substrate to cover the opening. The reinforcing member defines a ventilation passage from the opening to an outside of the substrate.



PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT, PROBE, AND ULTRASONIC MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A piezoelectric element which includes a vibrating film, a piezoelectric body disposed on one surface of the vibrating film, and a horizontal electrode structure in which electrodes are disposed at a predetermined gap therebetween on the piezoelectric body. The vibrating film includes a recess portion in a portion corresponding to the predetermined gap in plan view.