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MEMS DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A MEMS device that suppresses variations in a resistance value caused by contracting vibrations in a direction in which a holding portion extends. The MEMS device includes a frame, a rectangular plate that receives an input of a driving signal, and holding portions that anchor the rectangular plate to the frame. The frame and the rectangular plate are both rectangular in shape. The holding portions are provided extending toward the frame from central areas of the opposing sides of the rectangular plate, and anchor the rectangular plate to the frame. A resistive film is formed in a region that follows a straight line connecting the holding portions that anchor the rectangular plate to the frame and that corresponds to no more than half a maximum displacement from a vibration distribution.



PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATOR AND PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATING APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A piezoelectric vibrator that includes a piezoelectric film with a pair of electrodes disposed on opposing sides of the piezoelectric film. Moreover, the vibrator includes first and second adjustment films with the first adjustment film covering the first surface of the piezoelectric film in a first region and the second adjustment film covering the first surface of the piezoelectric film in a second region that is different from the first region. Moreover, the second region of the piezoelectric film has a greater displacement than the first region when the piezoelectric vibrator vibrates.



Piezoelectric resonator device

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A piezoelectric resonator device having a sandwich structure is provided, which can avoid gas generation with reduced size or height. A crystal resonator includes a crystal resonator plate, a first sealing member and a second sealing member. A sealing-member-side first bonding pattern and a sealing-member-side second bonding pattern, both to be bonded to the crystal resonator plate, are formed respectively on the first and second sealing members. On the crystal resonator plate, a resonator-plate-side first bonding pattern to be bonded to the first sealing member is formed on a first main surface and a resonator-plate-side second bonding pattern to be bonded to the second sealing member is formed on a second main surface. The sealing-member-side first bonding pattern is bonded to the resonator-plate-side first bonding pattern, and the sealing-member-side second bonding pattern is bonded to the resonator-plate-side second bonding pattern, both by diffusion bonding.



DRIVE MECHANISM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

When an actuator using a conventional piezoelectric element is used as a general-purpose mechanical component, such as a linear actuator and an electric cylinder, the absence or weak constraint of a guide in the moving direction causes the problem that the moving direction of a moving member is changed or the moving member is rotated due to a change in the posture of the moving member by an external force. A restraint member presses a rectangular parallelepiped-shaped output shaft, which has high stiffness, thermal conductivity, and lubricity and to which a piezoelectric element is attached at one end, against a guide member so as to limit the degree of freedom to one degree, in order to realize a linear actuator, an electric cylinder, and a force generation device that can be used for general purposes and have a high straight movement property. Also, an output member having a mass that is commensurate with the mass of the piezoelectric element is attached to the other end of the output shaft to improve a generated force, stiffness, and usability.



DIELECTRIC FLUIDS FOR LINEAR SWITCHED CAPACITIVE DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A dielectric fluid includes a first liquid having first dielectric constant and conductivity values. The dielectric fluid also includes a second liquid having second dielectric constant and conductivity values. The first dielectric constant value is greater than the second dielectric constant value and the second electrical conductivity value is less than the first electrical conductivity value. The first and second liquids form an immiscible mixture that has third dielectric constant and conductivity values between the first and second dielectric constant values and the first and second electrical conductivity values, respectively. The first liquid forms a high conductivity phase representative of the first conductivity value, and the second liquid forms a low conductivity phase representative of the second conductivity value. The low conductivity phase is continuous the high conductivity phase is a plurality of droplets non-homogeneously dispersed within, and separated by, the continuous low conductivity phase.



ACTUATOR AND ELECTRIC BEAUTY APPLIANCE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An actuator includes a movable body including a cylindrical magnet portion, an immovable body including pole tooth faces and a coil, and a torsion coil spring supporting a movable body to the immovable body. The coil receives an alternating current of a frequency substantially equal to a resonance frequency of the movable body and excites the pole tooth faces to have alternately different polarities in the circumferential direction. One end of the torsion coil spring is fixed to one end of a rotary shaft of the movable body and other end is fixed to the immovable body. The torsion direction of the torsion coil spring is arranged to be coaxial with the rotary shaft. The torsion coil spring supports the movable body to enable the movable body to vibrate at the resonance frequency of the movable body.



Rotating Electric Machine

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A rotary electric machine includes: a ring-shaped stator; a rotor disposed to an inside of the stator in a rotatable manner; a plurality of stator teeth provided to the stator equally spaced with each other in a circumferential direction, the stator teeth projecting toward the rotor and each provided with a coil wound therearound; and a plurality of rotor teeth provided to the rotor equally spaced with each other in a circumferential direction, the rotor teeth projecting toward the stator. The rotor teeth each include a convex teeth body and extending portions extending from both sides of an end of the teeth body in the circumferential direction, and a constricted portion with a circumferential minimum width smaller than a circumferential width of an end of each of the stator teeth is provided to an intermediate portion in a projecting direction of each of the rotor teeth.



Electrical Component

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electrical component has a flexible support element with a non-conductive base layer having conductor paths. The support element has a plurality of terminal regions with contact elements for making electrical connections to further electrical or electronic components. For direct contacting to a second electrical component provided with two slot-shaped contact openings, the flexible support element is folded in at least one terminal region to form two blade-shaped, sufficiently stiff contact elements rising from the support element, so that an electrical connection is achieved by pressing the folded contact elements into the slot-shaped contact openings of the second electrical component.



ECCENTRIC LEADSCREW ACTUATOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An improved actuator assembly including an eccentric leadscrew actuator assembly with a housing having a stator and a plurality of coils is provided. A rotor is arranged radially inwardly from the stator and includes a first threading on a radially inner surface. A shaft is arranged in a fixed axial position and radially inwardly from the rotor, and includes a second threading on a radially outer surface that engages the first threading of the rotor. A bearing assembly is fixed to the rotor, and the bearing assembly supports an eccentric ring connected to the rotor. The rotor rotates eccentrically around the shaft based on energization of the plurality of coils of the stator. The rotor is axially displaceable by rotation thereof via rolling engagement of the first threading of the rotor and the second threading of the shaft along an axially extending tangent line.



ROTARY MACHINE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

This rotary machine includes a shaft and a housing. The shaft is rotatable with respect to the housing thanks to at least one axial magnetic bearing including a magnetic thrust disc coupled in rotation to the shaft (3) and magnetic actuators fixed to the housing and located axially around the magnetic thrust disc. This rotary machine includes a magnetically insulating insert mounted between the magnetic thrust disc and the shaft so that there is no contact between the magnetic thrust disc and the shaft.



INTEGRATED MOTOR GENERATOR FLYWHEEL WITH ROTATING PERMANENT MAGNET

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a flywheel system, including: an armature coil set; and a rotor assembly having: a first rotor member; a second rotor member; a permanent magnet disposed between the first rotor member and the second rotor member; and a magnetic circuit formed by the first rotor member, the second rotor member, and the permanent magnet, wherein the magnetic circuit spans a gap between the first rotor member and the second rotor member into which at least part of the armature coil set is disposed.



LAMINATED-BARREL STRUCTURE FOR USE IN A STATOR-TYPE POWER GENERATOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A laminated-barrel structure for use in a permanent-magnet power-generation system is described. The structure includes a rigid outer ring, a rigid inner ring being concentric with and positioned within the rigid outer ring, and a damping intermediate ring positioned between the rigid outer ring and the rigid inner ring. The intermediate ring can include polymer and the rigid rings can include metal. The rigid inner ring can include recesses for receiving stator components of the power-generation system.



STATOR HAVING VARNISH SUPPLY PASSAGE AND MOTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A plurality of stator tooth portions is formed on an inner peripheral portion of a stator. Recesses are formed to extend from the tip ends of the stator tooth portions toward the base portions thereof. Coils are exposed in the recesses.



ARMATURE WINDING OF ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

According to one embodiment, there is provided a 3-phase 2-pole 2-layer armature winding, housed in 72 slots provided in a laminated iron core, a winding of each phase including six parallel circuits separated into two phase belts. Upper coil pieces of first and fourth parallel circuits are placed at 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 12th positions, and lower coil pieces of the first and fourth parallel circuits are placed at 1st, 6th, 9th, and 10th positions, upper and lower coil pieces of second and fifth parallel circuits are placed at 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 11th positions, and upper coil pieces of third and six parallel circuits are placed at 1st, 6th, 9th, and 10th positions, and lower coil pieces of the third and six parallel circuits are placed at 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 12th positions, from the center of a pole.



ELECTROMAGNETIC MOTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electromagnetic motor is provided, which may include a stator (11) and a mover (12). One or both of the stator and the mover may be provided with windings. At least one of the windings is made of printed circuit (13). Because of the use of the printed circuit as windings, not only the working hours for forming the windings by copper wires and the copper material are saved, but also accurate circuit design can be achieved, which facilitates the miniaturization of the electromagnetic motor.



ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Winding bodies are produced by repeatedly winding a δ-shaped coil pattern that is formed by inserting the conductor wire sequentially into a second slot, a first slot, a second slot, and a third slot, so as to alternate an axial direction of insertion into the first slot, the second slot, and the third slot, for two turns in a radial direction, and are configured such that a plurality of rectilinear portions that are respectively inserted into the first slot, the second slot, and the third slot are linked continuously by coil end portions, and a liquid coolant is supplied to a coil end that is constituted by the coil end portions.



THREE-PHASE MOTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A three-phase motor according to the present invention includes: stator core (19), outer layer coil (10), inner layer coil (12), and intermediate layer coil (11). Inner layer coil (12) is located closer to center axis (20) than outer layer coil (10). Intermediate layer coil (11) is located between outer layer coil (10) and inner layer coil (12). Outer layer coil (10) is formed of a wire rod having a higher mechanical strength than those of inner layer coil (12) and intermediate layer coil (11). Outer layer coil (10) is formed of a copper wire. Inner layer coil (12) and intermediate layer coil (11) are formed of aluminum wires.



ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A coolant flow path structure which cools a rotor is configured of a first coolant flow path forming a radial coolant flow path of the rotor and a second coolant flow path communicating with the first coolant flow path and forming an axial coolant flow path of the rotor, and a negative pressure structure, which brings an exist of the coolant flow path structure into a negative pressure as a result of a rotation of the rotor, is provided at the exit of the second coolant flow path.



ROTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A rotor core of a rotor includes: a plurality of protrusions formed on at least a step-skew boundary side; and a tubular non-magnetic ring mounted on outer peripheries of a plurality of permanent magnets so as to cover the boundary. The non-magnetic ring includes a plurality of inner diameter bulging portions. Each of the permanent magnets and each of the protrusions are brought into abutment against the corresponding inner diameter bulging portions.



ROTOR FOR ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A rotor for a rotating electric machine includes a hollow cylindrical rotor core and a plurality of permanent magnets. The rotor core has a plurality of magnet-receiving holes arranged in a circumferential direction thereof. The permanent magnets are received respectively in the magnet-receiving holes of the rotor core to form a plurality of magnetic poles the polarities of which alternate between north and south in the circumferential direction of the rotor core. Moreover, the rotor core further has a plurality of q-axis core portions each of which is located between one circumferentially-adjacent pair of the magnetic poles. For each of the q-axis core portions, a radially outer circumferential width center of the q-axis core portion is offset upstream in a direction of rotation of the rotor from a radially inner circumferential width center of the q-axis core portion.



Rotor and Motor Having the Same

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a rotor including a first rotor body including a first protrusion protruding from an outer circumferential surface thereof and a second rotor body stacked on and coupled to the first rotor body and including a second protrusion disposed at a position different from the first protrusion with respect to a circumferential direction and protruding from an outer circumferential surface thereof, wherein a height of the first protrusion is formed to be greater than a height of the first rotor body, and a height of the second protrusion is formed to be greater than a height of the second rotor body. The rotor is formed so that coils are wound around the respective protrusions that are divided and have relatively wide winding spaces unlike a rotor integrated with protrusions around which coils are wound, thereby increasing a coil space factor and providing an effect of facilitating a winding task.



ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A rotating electric machine includes: a stator 11 including a plurality of salient poles 13, and a plurality sets of three windings 31 for three phases wound around the plurality of salient poles 13, and a rotor 21. Lines 31 a from one ends of the windings 31 for each of the three phases are connected in parallel, and lines 31 b from the other ends of the windings 31 of each of the plurality of sets are connected at a neutral point. The number of turns of the winding 31 around a first area on each of the salient poles 13 is less than the number of turns of the winding 31 around a second area on the salient pole 13. The neutral points are arranged on one side of the windings 31 to follow the periphery of the stator 11.



AXIAL GAP MOTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

To reduce eddy current loss in a supporting member of a rotor of an axial gap motor, and improve efficiency of a motor. The axial gap motor of the present invention includes a rotor 10 and stators 20 and 22 arranged opposite to this rotor 10. The rotor has a disk-shaped supporting member 12 to which a plurality of permanent magnet segments 11 is installed. In the stators 20 and 22, a plurality of field winding is arranged for generating a rotating magnetic field. The axial gap motor is provided with a notched part 18 radially extending between amounting hole 16 of the supporting member 12, in which each of the plurality of permanent magnet segments 11 is fitted, and an outer peripheral edge 17 of the supporting body 12.



3D PIEZOELECTRIC POLYMER MATERIALS AND DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for fabricating 3D piezoelectric materials. In one aspect, a method includes photopolymerizing a selected portion of a two dimensional plane in a sample of a photoliable polymer solution containing piezoelectric nanoparticles to form a layer of a piezoelectric material, the photopolymerizing including directing light from a light source based on a pattern design in the selected portion of the photoliable polymer solution; and moving one or both of the sample and the directed light to photopolymerize another selected portion of another two dimensional plane in the sample to form another layer of the piezoelectric material.



MEMS-BASED CANTILEVER ENERGY HARVESTER

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The claimed invention is directed to integrated energy-harvesting piezoelectric cantilevers. The cantilevers are fabricated using sol-gel processing using a sacrificial poly-Si seeding layer. Improvements in film microstructure and electrical properties are realized by introducing a poly-Si seeding layer and by optimizing the poling process.



Mechanically Amplified Smart Material Actuator Utilizing Layered Web Assembly

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A smart material actuator comprising a layered web assembly, compensator, smart material device and at least one actuating arm. The web assembly comprises a first surface in operable contact with the smart material device and having at least one resilient member in operable connection with the compensator and the actuating arm. Upon activation of the smart material device, the resilient member flexes and the actuating arm moves. The web assembly is formed of joined layers of inner and outer plates.



ACOUSTIC DEVICE PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MAKING

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An assembly including an electrical connection substrate formed of material having a Young's modulus of less than about 10 MPa, an acoustic device die having opposite end portions mounted on and electrically connected to the electrical connection substrate and a mold compound layer encapsulating the acoustic device die and interfacing with the substrate.



DRIVING APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A driving apparatus (101) is provided with: a first base part (111); a second base part (112); a third base part (113); a first elastic part (122) that connects the first base part and the second base part; a second elastic part (124) that connects the second base part and the third base part; a first driven part (131) that is supported by the first base part to be driven; and a second driven part (132) that is supported by the third base part to be driven.



Vibrator Mechanism Usable with a Concrete Finishing Tool

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A remote controlled vibration imparting device for a concrete finishing tool uses a housing having a chamber surrounded by an inner surface of the housing. A vibrator with a support, a rotor with a shaft and weighted body, a motor, and a resilient link between the shaft and the motor is positioned within the housing chamber. The vibrator also includes a resilient band to separate the vibrator from the housing inner surface. First and second adaptors are employed for the housing to be placed between the handle and the terminus of a concrete finishing tool.



LUBRICATING OIL FOR FLUID DYNAMIC BEARING AND SPINDLE MOTOR EQUIPPED WITH THE LUBRICATING OIL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention provides a lubricating oil for fluid dynamic bearing including as a base oil a monoester oil free of unsaturated bond, and having an absolute viscosity of 2.0 to 3.0 mPa·s at 100° C. a viscosity index of 130 or more and a pour point of −20° C. or less.



WIPER MOTOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A thermally-conductive member (60) is provided between a housing (53) and a FET module (54f) constituting a controller (54b), and used to release heat of the FET module (54f) to the housing (53). Therefore, heat of the FET module (54f) can be dissipated to outside via the thermally-conductive member (60) and the housing (53). Since the housing (53) is made of aluminum, a surface area of the housing (53) can be increased to become larger than the conventional cooling fin member, and heat of the FET module (54f) can be dissipated to outside, the DR-side wiper motor (21) can be reduced in size and improved in cooling efficiency. Furthermore, since a cooling fin member is not inserted in the case cover (54) in a conventional manner. Therefore, the case cover (54) can be molded with ease, and the wiper motor can be improved in assembly workability.



ULTRASONIC DEVICE, ULTRASONIC PROBE, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AND ULTRASONIC IMAGING APPARATUS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An ultrasonic device includes: an ultrasonic element array substrate having a plurality of ultrasonic elements that each include a piezoelectric body; an acoustic lens secured via an acoustic matching layer to a surface, formed with the ultrasonic elements, of the ultrasonic element array substrate; and a support member secured to a surface, opposite to the surface formed with the ultrasonic elements, of the ultrasonic element array substrate, wherein the support member is formed to have a larger area, in plan view in the thickness direction of the ultrasonic element array substrate, and a higher bending stiffness than the ultrasonic element array substrate, and the acoustic lens is formed to have a lower bending stiffness than the ultrasonic element array substrate. The above-described ultrasonic device further includes an acoustic matching layer filled between the ultrasonic element array substrate and the acoustic lens.