UQM Technologies, Inc.
|UQM Technologies, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120217834||BRUSHLESS PM MACHINE CONSTRUCTION ENABLING LOW COERCIVITY MAGNETS - The present disclosure provides a brushless permanent magnet machine which includes an essentially circular shaped rotor, and a pair of magnets arranged in the rotor. The magnets are each U-shaped and have a thickness direction extending along a contour of the corresponding magnet between the opposite poles of the corresponding magnet, respectively. The magnets are each composed of a non-rare earth material having a lower coercivity than a rare earth material. A direction of magnetization of each of the pair of magnets is parallel to the thickness direction of the corresponding magnet. The present disclosure also provides a method of manufacturing such a brushless permanent magnet machine.||08-30-2012|
|20110121677||ROTOR FOR A PERMANENT MAGNET ELECTRIC MACHINE - A rotor for a permanent magnet electric motor includes a rotor core having a generally cylindrical shape with an outer circumferential surface and a rotational axis and a plurality of magnet insertion hole arrangements formed in the rotor core and arranged circumferentially at a preset angular interval about the rotational axis. Each hole arrangement has a radially inward side, a radially outward side, and two ends that are respectively spaced apart from the circumferential surface by respective bridge regions formed by the rotor core. The material of the bridge regions is metallurgically transformed by having its grain structure changed, e.g., by heating the material to at least its Curie temperature, whereby the material possesses greater magnetic reluctance than the material of adjacent portions of the rotor core.||05-26-2011|
|20100191489||Distributed Generation Power System - A distributed generation power system includes a utility meter connectable to an electric utility provider and configured to communicate with a communication device of the utility provider, an inverter configured to convert distributed generation (DG) power generated by a DG power source into AC power, and an intermediate connector configured to connect the meter and inverter to constitute an integrated inverter-meter. The integrated inverter-meter is configured to communicate a measured aggregate amount of the DG power and a measured amount of power consumed on site to the communication device of the utility provider. The inverter is configured to receive at least one operating command from the meter and/or the communication device of the utility provider. The integrated inverter-meter is configured to alter a control parameter of the operating state of the inverter in accordance with the operating command, and to alter an operating state of the DG power source and/or at least one load connectable to the site.||07-29-2010|
|20080278021||Stress Distributing Permanent Magnet Rotor Geometry For Electric Machines - A rotor includes a cylindrical rotor core having an outer circumferential surface and a plurality of magnet insertion holes formed in the rotor core and arranged circumferentially at a preset angular interval about the rotational axis of the rotor core. Each hole extends in a direction parallel to the rotational axis and has a cross section of a generally elongated slit. The elongated slit is curved concave relative to the circumferential surface and has a radially inward side, a radially outward side, and two ends that are respectively spaced apart from the circumferential surface by two bridges, wherein each bridge has thinner and thicker portions that are respectively positioned near the radially inward and outward sides. One or more permanent magnets are inserted in each hole and arranged to transfer centrifugal forces acting on the magnets during operation to portions of the bridges.||11-13-2008|
|20080278020||STATOR FOR PERMANENT MAGNET ELECTRIC MOTOR USING SOFT MAGNETIC COMPOSITES - A stator of an electrical machine operable as a motor or a generator, applicable to a radial-axial type machine. The stator includes a plurality of stator segments disposed circumferentially about an axis. Each segment has a generally wedge shaped core and a winding wound around the core. The winding is bent to have portions that are disposed on multiple planes. The core includes an elongated wedge tip portions aligned parallel to the axis and an outer radial face opposite to the tip portion. The multiple planes include at least one plane substantially normal to the axis and at least one plane tangential to the radial face.||11-13-2008|
Patent applications by UQM Technologies, Inc.