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20110181138TOTALLY ENCLOSED MOTOR - A totally enclosed motor which includes a rotor disposed inside a housing and a heat of the rotor is transferred to the housing, a stator disposed inside the housing and a heat of the stator is transferred to the housing, and an inner fin which is disposed in the rotor and agitates air inside the housing. The totally enclosed motor is cooled by a forced convection by an outer fan disposed outside the housing, or by a natural convention in the vicinity of an outer surface of the housing, and a shape of the rotor is different between one end side and the other end side of the rotor in an extending direction of a rotary shaft of the rotor.07-28-2011
20130076169ELECTRICAL MACHINE WITH REDUCED WINDAGE LOSS - An electrical machine includes a rotor located at a central shaft and a stator located radially outboard of the rotor and secured at a back iron. A first baffle is coupled to the central shaft at one axial end of the rotor, the baffle extending radially outwardly from the shaft toward a baffle cavity at the back iron. A flow of coolant is urged toward the baffle cavity along the baffle via centrifugal force. A method of flowing coolant through an electrical machine includes injecting a flow of coolant substantially radially into an electrical machine cavity. The flow of coolant is urged radially outwardly along a rotating baffle located at one axial end of a rotor of the electrical machine via centrifugal force and into a baffle cavity disposed at the back iron at a radial end of the baffle.03-28-2013
20130076170Stator for electric machine - An electric machine having a stator, the stator including a stator core of substantially annular shape. The stator core includes a plurality of stator poles protruding in a radial direction. A stator winding is wound around each of the stator poles. The stator winding have multiple coils and an end turn positioned at each axial end. Further, the stator winding having a gap defined between adjacent coils at the end turns to allow a cooling fluid to pass through.03-28-2013
20100045126ROTOR OF ROTARY-ELECTRIC MACHINE - In a rotor of a rotary-electric machine, in order to improve a cooling performance of a rotor winding on an end portion of the rotor in an axial direction, the rotor winding being held by a retaining ring of the rotor winding formed by laminating conductors in slots of a rotor iron core extending in an axial direction and having slots formed at predetermined intervals in a peripheral direction, ventilation channels through which cooling air flows are formed in the surfaces of the conductors along a longitudinal direction. The ventilation channels have air inlet holes which guide the cooling air and exhaust holes which exhaust the cooling air, the conductors are laminated to constitute the rotor winding, and the conductors include openings of the air inlet holes in bottoms of the conductors on a side opposite to a side on which the ventilation channels are formed.02-25-2010
20130076171ELECTRIC MACHINE MODULE COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of the invention provide a method of assembling an electric machine module, including assembling a stator core from a plurality of laminations. The stator core can include a plurality of slots, a first axial end, and a second axial end. The stator channels can be positioned through the stator core so that they can extend from the first axial end to the second axial end. The stator channels can include a first diameter. The method can provide forming a plurality of coolant members that include a second diameter that is less than the first diameter. The coolant members can be positioned within the plurality of stator channels and a pressurized fluid can be introduced into at least some of the coolant members to expand the coolant members within the stator channels so that second diameter is substantially similar to the first diameter.03-28-2013
20130038151ROTARY MACHINE - On an inner circumference side of a stator fixed in an inner housing, a rotor is arranged. The rotor rotates through a bearing with respect to a center shaft that is a stationary shaft fixed to outer housings. Oil introduced into a rotor oil inlet path in the center shaft flows through a communication path and a clearance on an outer circumference of the center shaft into an oil path in the rotor. The oil flowing through the oil path cools a permanent magnet, lubricates the bearing, and is discharged from a rotor oil discharge port to the outside of the inner housing. The oil in the clearance is sealed with a thread seal, i.e., an inner thread formed in an inner face of an end ring and is prevented from flowing toward the bearing.02-14-2013
20130038150ELECTRIC MACHINE MODULE COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine module. The module can include a housing, which can define a machine cavity. The housing can include a first axial end, a coolant jacket, and a plurality of coolant passages. In some embodiments, the coolant passages fluidly connect to the coolant jacket via at least one coolant aperture disposed through the housing. The housing can include a first guide positioned adjacent to the first axial end and extending into the machine cavity. The first guide is positioned so that a portion of the first guide is substantially adjacent to a portion of the rotor assembly. In some embodiments, the first guide is configured and arranged to guide a coolant toward the rotor assembly.02-14-2013
20130049498Electric Motors - An electric motor includes one or more separate coil sets arranged to produce a magnetic field of the motor. The electric motor also includes a plurality of control devices coupled to respective sub-sets of coils for current control. A similar arrangement is proposed for a generator. A coil mounting system for an electric motor or generator includes one or more coil teeth for windably receiving a coil for the motor and a back portion for attachably receiving a plurality of the coil teeth. A traction control system and method for a vehicle having a plurality of wheels independently powered by a respective motor. A suspension control system and method for a vehicle having a plurality of wheels, each wheel being mounted on a suspension arm of the vehicle and being independently powered by a respective motor.02-28-2013
20120112574Rotor Lamination Cooling System and Method - Some embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine module including a rotor assembly. The rotor assembly can include a rotor hub, a first set of rotor laminations which can include a portion having a first inner radius, and a second set of rotor laminations which can include a portion having a second inner radius larger than the first inner radius. At least one circumferential flow channel defined by the first set of rotor laminations, the second set of rotor laminations, and the rotor hub can at least partially circumscribe the rotor hub.05-10-2012
20120112573ELECTRIC MACHINE SYSTEM INCLUDING AN ALTERNATING CURRENT (AC) ELECTRIC MACHINE HAVING AN EXPANDABLE COOLANT MANIFOLD - An electric machine system including an alternating current (AC) electric machine. The AC electric machine includes a machine housing having a machine portion and a switch portion. A stator is fixedly mounted in the machine portion of the machine housing, and a rotor rotatably mounted relative to the stator. A switch assembly is arranged within the switch portion of the machine housing and electrically connected to the stator. The switch assembly includes a switch module having a switch member. The switch module is configured and disposed to be detachably mounted in the switch portion of the machine housing. A cooling system that includes an expandable coolant manifold is arranged in the switch portion of the machine housing. The expandable coolant manifold is fluidly connected to the switch module.05-10-2012
20130062975WIND TURBINE ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE - A wind turbine rotary electric machine having a tubular body, in turn having a cylindrical wall; and a plurality of clips formed integrally with the cylindrical wall and configured so that each pair of facing clips defines a seat for housing an active sector.03-14-2013
20130062974ELECTRIC MACHINE MODULE COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine module. The module can include a housing, which can define a machine cavity. In some embodiments, a coolant jacket can be at least partially positioned within the housing. In some embodiments, a plurality of coolant apertures can be disposed through at least a portion of the housing to fluidly connect the coolant jacket and the machine cavity. The coolant apertures can comprise a first group configured and arranged to direct a first volume from the coolant jacket. The coolant apertures can comprise a second group configured and arranged to direct a second volume from the coolant jacket. In some embodiments, the first volume can be greater than the second volume.03-14-2013
20120074801Magnetic Rotor Having Inset Bridges To Promote Cooling - A rotor arrangement with decreased fluid flow impedance and improved rotary motor cooling is mountable on a shaft for rotation relative to the stator of a rotary motor arrangement The rotor arrangement has a plurality of laminations joined together to form a multilayer laminated rotor with a plurality of magnet receptacles. Each of the laminations has a solid central section surrounding an opening within which the shaft is receivable, spokes extending substantially radially outwardly from said solid central section, ribs interposed between adjacent spokes, and bridges interconnecting the spokes and ribs. At least some of the bridges are inset from an outer diameter of the lamination toward the solid central section to decrease fluid flow impedance and improve rotary motor cooling.03-29-2012
20120286598Rotor of an Electric Generator for Generating Electricity in Power Plants - The invention relates to a rotor of an electric generator for generating electricity in power plants, comprising support elements (11-15-2012
20120098362DYNAMOELECTRIC MACHINE COIL SPACERBLOCK HAVING FLOW DEFLECTING CHANNEL IN COIL FACING SURFACE THEREOF - A dynamoelectric machine includes a rotor having a plurality of adjacent coils; and a spaceblock disposed between adjacent coils so as to define at least a first cavity adjacent the spaceblock and between mutually adjacent coils, the spaceblock including a channel disposed in a coil facing surface of the spaceblock for intercepting and redirecting a circulating coolant flow to the first cavity.04-26-2012
20080309175ELECTRIC MOTOR COOLING - An electric motor cooling system is provided that includes a housing and first and second cooling sources that are different from one another respectively to provide first and second cooling flows. A stator is mounted in the housing and receives the first cooling flow. A rotor is rotatable relative to the stator and receives the second cooling flow. In the examples, the housing supports a journal bearing upon which the rotor is supported, and the second cooling flows through the journal bearing. The first cooling flow is provided by a low pressure source such as ram air, and the second cooling flow is provided by high pressure source such as bleed air, for example. A circumferential gap is provided between the rotor and stator. In one example, a seal is arranged between the housing and a stator for providing a cavity in fluid communication with the journal bearing and the gap. The cooling flow from the journal bearing passes through the cavity and into the gap for cooling the rotor. In another example, the rotor includes circumferentially spaced magnets providing spaces. The spaces are arranged interiorly of an exterior surface of the rotor. A passage is in communication with the spaces and journal bearing. The second cooling flow from the journal bearing passes through the passage and into the spaces for cooling the rotor.12-18-2008
20090026858COOLING DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRICAL MACHINE, ELECTRICAL MACHINES HAVING A COOLING DEVICE SUCH AS THIS, CORE LAMINATE AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SUCH ELECTRICAL MACHINES - The invention relates to a cooling device for an electric machine, in particular, for an electric motor comprising a stator (01-29-2009
20110266896ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE - A rotating electric machine is provided and includes a rotor rotating around an axis and a stator concentrically surrounding the rotor. The stator is made up of a plurality of packages of laminations and includes a plurality of axial slots distributed along the inner circumference of the stator for receiving a stator winding. Cooling elements are provided within the stator to remove heat from the stator by a flow of cooling air flowing through said stator. The cooling efficiency and stator design are improved by providing radial and axial channels for the cooling air at the slots by combining packages of laminations with different shapes of the slot cut-outs.11-03-2011
20110169353ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE - A motor generator serving as a rotating electric machine includes: a rotor; a rotor shaft rotating with the rotor; and end plates and provided at opposite ends, respectively, of the rotor. The rotor shaft has oil channels and provided independently of each other and passing oil therethrough. The end plates and have oil channels and communicating with the oil channels and, respectively, and guiding oil to the rotor. The oil channels and are formed so as to avoid passing oil in a stream having vector components facing one another, as seen in the axial direction of a center axis, on the route of the channels. The oil channels and are formed so as to avoid passing oil in a stream having vector components facing one another, as seen in the axial direction of the center axis, on the route of the channels. The rotating electric machine thus allows the rotor to be cooled uniformly.07-14-2011
20120194014SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASING AIRFLOW IN ELECTRIC MACHINES - An air-cooled electric machine, such as an alternating current motor, having a housing containing a rotating shaft and a housing airflow cooling path has cooling vents on the housing periphery. An external cooling system having a duct enclosure is coupled to the housing exterior, and defines a duct airflow cooling path that is in communication with the housing airflow cooling vent and housing airflow cooling path. A duct fan within the duct enclosure external the housing is coupled to and driven by the shaft. The duct fan circulates air at above ambient pressure into the housing airflow cooling path.08-02-2012
20110169352MOTOR AND VEHICLE - This disclosure discloses a motor comprising: a motor main body; and a winding switching unit configured to switch windings of the motor main body; the motor main body including: a motor housing that a first coolant channel is formed inside; and a stator having the windings and fixed to an inner surface of the motor housing, the winding switching unit including: a winding switching housing that a second coolant channel is formed inside and being disposed on an outer surface of the motor housing, and heat-generating components disposed at an outer surface of the winding switching housing and used to switch the windings.07-14-2011
20090267428ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE - A rotating electrical machine includes: a rotor comprising a rotor core and a field winding wound round the rotor core; and a stator comprising a stator core and a stator winding wound round the stator core. The stator is arranged in opposition to the rotor with a predetermined spacing therebetween. the stator core is formed by punching a split piece, which comprises teeth for insertion of the stator winding thereinto and a core back on an outer periphery thereof, from a magnetic steel sheet, and laminating a plurality of those circular configurations in an axial direction, in which a plurality of the split pieces are arranged in a circle in a circumferential direction. The stator core has magnetic steel sheets, which are different in magnetic permeability in a diametrical direction, laminated at an axial end region of and in an axial central region of the stator core.10-29-2009
20090261669METHOD OF MAKING AND DEVICE FOR COOLING ROTOR MOTOR CORES - A vent plate for a rotor of a motor core includes a hub, a plurality of spokes extending from the hub and a plurality of coffin portions each having a coffin bore extending therethrough and at least one of which is connected with a spoke. The coffin portions may each be radially spaced from, and circumferentially spaced about the hub and wherein each coffin portion comprises an outer radial end, and a connecting ring which extends about the periphery of the coffin portions. The connecting ring may engage each outer radial end. In another embodiment of the present invention, a method of making a rotor for an electric motor is also presented.10-22-2009
20100127583DRIVING MECHANISM - A driving apparatus includes: a rotating electrical machine; an inverter capable of supplying electric power to the rotating electrical machine; an electrical device connected to the inverter; a containing case capable of containing the rotating electrical machine, the inverter, and the electrical device; and a cooling coolant circulation circuit, distributing cooling coolant capable of cooling the inverter and the electrical device, which allows the inverter to be cooled at an upstream side relative to the electrical device in a direction in which the cooling coolant is distributed.05-27-2010
20090184592ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE - A rotating electric machine is provided that includes a rotating portion including a rotating shaft, a housing enclosing at least a part of the rotating shaft, and a stator coil accommodated in the housing. A static coolant supply portion supplies coolant to the stator coil from the outside of the stator coil in a radial direction of the rotating shaft. A rotating coolant supply portion supplies coolant to the stator coil from the inside of the stator coil in the radial direction of the rotating shaft. A guide portion is provided in the housing and extends toward the inner surface of the stator coil in the radial direction of the rotating shaft. The guide portion has a through hole through which coolant flows.07-23-2009
20110221288SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING IN ELECTRIC MACHINES - A segmented cooling system for an electric machine is provided. The segmented cooling system includes multiple cooling subsystems coupled to respective multiple stator segments in the electric machine, wherein the multiple cooling subsystems directs fluid flow towards one or more regions of interest within the respective multiple stator segments.09-15-2011
20120126643APPARATUSES USEFUL FOR COOLING WINDINGS OF ROTOR ASSEMBLIES - Braces that can be placed in the gap between adjacent rotor field windings to help secure the rotor field windings in place during operation and that help cool those windings. Rotor assemblies with cooling ducts, such as rotor body cooling ducts and pole body cooling ducts, that help cool rotor field windings.05-24-2012
20100156207System and Method for Managing Air Flow in a Motor - Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise a system for managing air flow within an induction motor, such as in the rotor assembly of the motor. The system can comprise a gap blocker to substantially impede air flow through radial apertures defined by and/or near end regions of the rotor conductor bars.06-24-2010
20100237723SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN ELECTRICAL MACHINES - A cooling system for an electrical machine is provided. The cooling system includes at least one baffle enclosing multiple endwindings, wherein the at least one baffle is configured to guide a cooling fluid flow to multiple regions of interest in the machine.09-23-2010
20130127271ELECTRIC MACHINE HAVING A HEAT DISSIPATING CONSTRUCTION - An electric machine comprises an outer casing (05-23-2013
20120194015COOLING ARRANGEMENT FOR A MAGNETIC GEARBOX - This invention relates to a magnetic gearbox, comprising: an inner rotor having a first plurality of magnetic flux sources; an outer rotor having a second plurality of magnetic flux sources; and, a modulator having a plurality of pole pieces positioned between the first and second magnetic flux sources and separated from each by an air gap, wherein upon relative rotation of the inner rotor, outer rotor and modulator the first and second magnetic flux sources and pole pieces are arranged to provide a modulated magnetic field in the air gap adjacent each rotor; wherein either or both of the modulator and inner rotor include at least one nozzle for directing fluid radially across the respective air gap so as to impinge on the adjacent rotor or modulator.08-02-2012
20100133932EXTERNAL ROTOR AND HOUSING THEREFOR - A housing for an external rotor with a side wall; an end cover directly connected to the side wall; a cavity formed between the side wall and the end cover; a plurality of openings formed in the side wall; a plurality of wind wheels; a plurality of air inlets, each of the air inlets disposed one between adjacent wind wheels; a base disposed at the center of the end cover and connected to the side wall via the wind wheels; and a center hole disposed at the center of the base, the center hole for forming connection to a drive shaft of the external rotor. An external rotor with the housing, a magnetic conductive housing; and a plurality of magnetic tiles.06-03-2010
20110115315ROTOR FOR A MULTIPOLAR SYNCHRONOUS ELECTRIC MACHINE WITH SALIENT POLES - A rotor for a multipolar synchronous rotating machine includes a plurality of salient poles, each salient pole including a polar body and being surrounded by an induction coil including a plurality of layers of coiled wire; a plurality of spacers such that each spacer of the plurality of spacers creates a first spacing between two successive layers of coiled wire of the plurality of layers for the circulation of coolant between each layer of coiled wire of the plurality of layers, the rotor including a second spacing between the polar body and each layer of coiled wire of the plurality of layers for the circulation of the coolant between the induction coil and the polar body.05-19-2011
20100072837MOTOR COOLING SYSTEM - A vehicle motor system includes a motor that receives cooling fluid flow from two different cooling sources. A control, such as a valve, selectively changes the cooling flow between the two cooling sources in response to an operational state of the vehicle.03-25-2010
20080231126MOTOR COOLING ARRANGEMENT - At least one cooling duct is provided for a motor that includes a frame. The cooling duct has a wall supported by the frame that, in turn, comprises an arcuate surface portion and a non-arcuate surface portion that together define a bore. A method of increasing the transfer of heat away from a motor is also presented.09-25-2008
20120032539Permanent Magnet Rotating Machine - A permanent magnet rotating machine has a stator, in which armature windings are formed in a plurality of slots formed in a stator iron core, and also has a rotor, in which two magnet insertion slots are formed for each pole in a rotor iron core in a V shape when viewed from the outer circumference of the rotor and one permanent magnet is embedded in each magnet insertion slot with polarity alternating for each pole; a wall at one end of the magnet insertion slot on the external diameter side of the rotor is formed with three arcs having different curvatures, one of the three arcs being parallel to the outer circumference of the rotor, and a wall at the other end of the magnet insertion slot on the internal diameter side of the rotor is formed in an arc shape.02-09-2012
20080309176METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOLING GENERATORS - A baffle for guiding cooling fluids in a power generator cooled by a cooling fluid and having a flange, a stator, and an end stator has an inclined surface configured to direct a first portion of the cooling fluid flow towards the flange, a second portion of the cooling fluid flow towards the end stator and a third portion of the first portion towards an angled surface of the flange.12-18-2008
20110254392ALTERNATOR WITH DUAL AXIAL AIR FLOW - A vehicle alternator comprises a rotor and a stator positioned within a housing. The housing includes a front face, a rear face, and a outer wall extending between the front face and the rear face. The front face includes a plurality of air inlet holes, and the rear face including a plurality of air outlet holes. The outer wall is void of air holes that extend through the outer wall. The rotor is positioned within the housing and configured to rotate about an axis. The stator is positioned within the housing between the rotor and the outer wall of the housing. The stator includes a core with an outer surface, a front end and a rear end. A plurality of substantially axial air passages are positioned between the outer wall of the housing and the outer surface of the stator core.10-20-2011
20110215661ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND STATOR THEREOF - According to an embodiment, radially extending inner spacers are provided in a stator core at a distance from each other in the circumferential direction at intervals between a prescribed number of stacked magnetic steel plates, and ventilation ducts for cooling gas flow are formed in the radial direction. The perimeter of each ventilation duct is defined by the inner spacers and a magnetic steel plate separated by the inner spacers. The cooling gas, which flows in the rotation direction, is split laterally to both sides of a rotor coil and directed toward the outer circumference. Portions of the shoulder parts of a wedge are cut off such that the width of the shoulder parts of the wedge at positions corresponding to the ventilation ducts matches the slot width.09-08-2011
20100026111STATOR FOR AN ELECTRICAL MACHINE WITH LIQUID COOLING - The invention relates to a stator (02-04-2010
20100026110METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COOLING AN ELECTRIC MACHINE - In a slowly-running electric machine, such as a bulb turbine generator, air circulation for cooling is supplied by externally driven fans. A cooling device is mounted on the pressure or the suction side of the fan and the rotor and the stator are mounted on the suction side of the fan.02-04-2010
20100187922MOTOR AIR FLOW COOLING - In one possible embodiment, an aircraft electric motor cooling system is provided having an airflow path through a spinner which includes a first airflow path between an inner rotor and a stator, a second airflow path between an outer rotor the stator and a third airflow path along an outer surface of the outer rotor.07-29-2010
20110304229STATOR ELEMENT - A stator element having a yoke is provided. The stator has several laminated metal plates and a number of tooth radially protruding from one side of the yoke. The stator also has a cooling unit providing a path for the flow of a cooling medium along the yoke. The yoke is at least partially provided with a plated metal layer in the region contacted by the cooling unit.12-15-2011
20120169161DISK MOTOR USING A PERMANENT MAGNET AND BYPASSING THE MAGNETIC FORCE OF THE MAGNET - The present invention relates to a disk-type motor using a permanent magnet, wherein the permanent magnet is arranged on a disk-type rotor (07-05-2012
20120169160Motor Casing and A Motor Utilizing the Same - The invention discloses a motor casing including a frame assembly and a motor base. The frame assembly includes a frame having an inner face defining an air channel, and a plurality of connection members disposed in the air channel. Each connection member has first and second ends. The first ends of the connection members are coupled to the inner face of the frame. The motor base includes a supporting member and a covering member. The supporting member has an inner surface defining a through-hole, and an outer surface coupled with the second ends of the connection members. An opening portion and a coupling portion are formed at two sides of the through-hole. The covering member is coupled to the opening portion of the supporting member and has first and second surfaces. The first surface faces the through-hole of the supporting member. The covering member includes at least one vent.07-05-2012
20110316368Electrical Machine - An electrical machine is provided, comprising a stator (12-29-2011
20120062057TRACTION MOTOR - According to one embodiment, a traction motor includes a stator core, a rotor core, a first bearing, a second bearing, a rotor shaft, a first ventilation passage made at an outer circumference portion of the stator core, a first fan, and a second ventilation passage to introduce external air. And, in the motor, a first minute gap is provided between an end portion of a first fan main plate and an inner circumference portion of the first bracket, cooling wind is discharged to the motor outside via the second ventilation passage, an outer circumference portion of the first fan, a ventilation portion in the first bracket and the first ventilation passage, and the second ventilation passage is made so that the cooling wind entered from the first air intake port flows around the rotor shaft portion between the first ventilation fan and the first bearing.03-15-2012
20120013207STATOR SLEEVE FOR AN ELECTRIC MACHINE AND METHOD OF ESTABLISHING A COOLANT CAVITY ABOUT A STATOR FOR AN ELECTRIC MACHINE - An electric machine including a housing, and a stator mounted within the housing. The stator includes an outer perimetric surface and an inner perimetric surface. A rotor is mounted, at least in part, within the inner perimetric surface of the stator. The rotor is rotatable relative to the stator. A stator sleeve extends about the stator. The stator sleeve includes a first sleeve portion and a second sleeve portion. The first sleeve portion includes a first diametric edge that extends to a second diametric edge, and the second sleeve portion includes a first diametric edge section that extends to a second diametric edge section. The stator sleeve is configured and disposed to establish a coolant cavity about the outer perimetric surface of the stator.01-19-2012
20120025640MOTOR - A motor including a housing, a stator assembly, a rotor assembly, a controller, and a top end cover. The housing includes a cavity. The stator assembly includes a stator core and a stator winding and is housed in the cavity. The top end cover is disposed on the top of the housing. The rotor assembly includes a permanent magnet, a revolving shaft, and a rotor support. A bearing support extends inward from the center of a top end face of the top end cover, with a bearing chamber respectively provided on both ends thereof. The revolving shaft is disposed into and supports the bearing. A connection kit extends from the edge of the rotor support and outside the bearing support. The permanent magnet is disposed on the connection kit. The motor is characterized by simple and compact structure, lower cost, easy thermal dissipation, smaller axial dimension, and convenient assembly.02-02-2012
20120025641METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COOLING AN ELECTRIC MACHINE - In a slowly-running electric machine, such as a bulb turbine generator, air circulation for cooling is supplied by externally driven fans. A cooling device is mounted on the pressure or the suction side of the fan and the rotor and the stator are mounted on the suction side of the fan.02-02-2012
20100181849ROTOR FOR A GENERATOR - A rotor for a generator includes a cylindrical rotor body with axial winding slots which are arranged in a distributed manner over the circumference and in which are arranged conductor elements which extend in the axial direction. A cooling medium from a sub-slot which is arranged at the bottom of the winding slot is fed along the axis in periodic intervals to the conductor elements. Beneath the conductor elements provision is made for ripple springs which in each case press the conductor elements of a winding slot against a slot wedge which closes off the winding slot at the top. With such a rotor, an adequate spring force is achieved by the ripple springs being arranged at the bottom of the sub-slot and, via an axial profile which is arranged in the sub-slot, acting by their spring force upon the conductor elements which lie above them.07-22-2010
20120153749ELECTRIC MOTOR AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE HAVING THE SAME - A motor for an electric vehicle includes a frame, a stator disposed in the frame, a rotor disposed to be rotatable with respect to the stator; and an engaging portion that restricts the stator from moving with respect to the frame in a circumferential direction, the engaging portion including at least one rib protruding from one of the surfaces of the frame and the stator, and at least one rib accommodation portion formed at other of the surfaces of the frame and the stator, wherein the at least one rib and the at least one accommodation portion are engaged to allow heat to be transferred therebetween. Under this configuration, a cooling performance may be improved and durability may be enhanced.06-21-2012
20100289349MULTIPLE PASS AXIAL COOLED GENERATOR - A generator includes a housing and a stator arranged within the housing. The stator includes a first end that extends to a second end, and a plurality of axial flow passages extending between the first and second ends. The generator also includes at least one air flow re-direction member provided on at least one of the first and second ends of the stator. The at least one air flow re-direction member fluidly connects adjacent ones of the plurality of axial flow passages. The at least one air flow re-direction member guides an air flow passing though one of the plurality of axial flow passages in a first direction into an adjacent one of the plurality of axial flow passages in a second direction, the second direction being distinct from the first direction.11-18-2010
20110181137PERMANENT MAGNET TYPE ELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR - For providing a permanent magnet type generator that has a limited inside temperature rise gradient even if the capacity thereof is increased and permits to reduce the size thereof, the present invention provides a ventilation means that increases the inner gas (air or cooling wind) quantity that is caused circulated via the heat exchanger causing to flow outer air is increased more at a region facing the outer air exhaust side in the heat exchanger than at the outer air inlet side.07-28-2011
20120212086ELECTRIC MOTOR - In one embodiment, an electric motor. A first bracket is fixed to the first side of a stator core in an axial direction, and is fixed to first bearing housing. A second bracket is fixed to the second side of the stator core, and is fixed to second bearing housing. The rotor includes a shaft rotatably supported by bearings, and an attached rotor core. Rotor core faces the inside of the stator core. A fan is attached to the shaft between the rotor core and the first housing. A flue formed between the first housing and the first bracket is configured to draw air from a port to a part of the first bracket. A rotation detection circuit includes a detected part fixed to the fan, and is within the flue. A sensor operable to detect the part is set in the flue, counter to the detected part.08-23-2012
20090058204Apparatus and Method for Cooling Rotor and Stator Motor Cores - A laminated core for a motor includes a plurality of laminations each of which are disposed in a non-spaced relation to an adjacent lamination and each of which have a disc-like configuration and wherein the plurality of laminations are each dimensioned and configured to provide for a flow of a cooling fluid traveling in a radial direction to a rotational axis of the motor. A method of cooling a motor is also presented.03-05-2009
20120169159APPARATUS FOR VENTILATING STATOR CORE - An apparatus for venting a stator core having a plurality of slots through which stator windings extend is provided. The apparatus includes a first ventilation layer for positioning at an end of the stator core. The first ventilation layer includes an inner set of circumferentially spaced slots that correspond to the plurality of slots and through which the stator windings extend, and an outer set of slots radially distanced from the inner set of slots. A second ventilation layer for positioning between the first ventilation layer and a stator core flange of the stator core is also provided. The second ventilation layer includes a set of ventilation slots providing a flow path between the stator windings to the outer set of slots.07-05-2012
20120074800Stator and Method of Assembly - The present application provides a stator. The stator may include a number of poles and a stator tip and cooling assembly. The stator tip and cooling assembly may include a number of stator tips with a number of cooling tubes adjacent thereto such that the stator tips align with the poles and the cooling tubes cool the poles.03-29-2012
20120256503STATOR ARRANGEMENT - A stator arrangement for an electrical machine is provided. The stator arrangement has a stator having a stator stack. The stator stack has a number of adjacently disposed metal plates. A number of radial channels are provided between respective groups of metal plates by spacers. At least one transition area from the stator stack in at least one respective radial channel is provided with a curved and/or chamfered and/or stepped shape.10-11-2012
20120228969STATOR ARRANGEMENT - A Stator arrangement for an electric machine includes a stator having a stator yoke with a plurality of stator slots. Each stator slot accommodates at least two adjacently disposed sets of stator windings and at least one cooling device, wherein the at least one cooling device is disposed between the respective adjacently disposed sets of stator windings.09-13-2012
20110121670FLUID COOLED ELECTRIC MOTOR - An electric motor includes a stator fixed in a motor housing, disposed around a motor shaft rotatable relative to the motor housing and formed with a radially extending through hole that is in spatial communication with an air-flow space defined between the stator and a tube body of the motor housing. The tube body is formed with an annular fluid-flow channel for receiving cooling fluid therein. A rotor is sleeved fixedly on the motor shaft. The motor shaft co-rotates with the rotor. The rotor is formed with angularly spaced apart slots extending inwardly and radially from an outer annular surface thereof, and air holes extending from an end surface thereof in an axial direction. Each air hole in the rotor is in spatial communication with corresponding slots. When the rotor rotates, the through hole in the stator is successively in spatial communication with the slots in the rotor.05-26-2011
20120299403METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOLING AN ELECTRICAL MOTOR ROTOR - A vehicular device having a driven device and an electric motor coupled to and driving the driven device. The electric motor includes a rotor and a plurality of slots in the rotor. The rotor has a plurality of magnets. The plurality of slots includes a first slot associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of magnets thereby defining a first magnet. The first slot has a boundary that is partially defined by the first magnet. The first slot contains a fluid in direct contact with the first magnet.11-29-2012
20120267971Electrical Machine, Rotor for Such Machine and a Method for Its Manufacturing - The purpose is to accommodate large axial channels in a slim electric machine without sacrificing its torque density and radial dimensions. This is possible with a rotor (10-25-2012
20120080966HEAT-DISSIPATION STRUCTURE FOR MOTOR - A heat-dissipation structure for a motor including a motor shell, a control box, and a coupling shell. One end of the coupling shell is connected to the bottom of the motor shell and the other end thereof is connected to the top of the control box and a plurality of air vents are arranged on a side wall of the coupling shell. The introduction of the coupling shell enlarges the inner space of the control box and achieves rapid heat dissipation and a better heat dissipation effect. The heat-dissipation structure features rapid heat dissipation, excellent heat dissipation effect, a simple structure, an attractive shape, and great universality.04-05-2012
20110278969ELECTRICAL MACHINE WITH MULTIPLE COOLING FLOWS AND COOLING METHOD - An electrical machine with a stator has a winding support, which has at least one radial cooling slot, and a rotor, which likewise has at least one radial cooling slot. The winding support of the stator has on its outer shell a number of axially running cooling ribs, along which an axially running first cooling flow can be directed. Furthermore, the rotor has axially running first cooling ducts, which open out into its at least one radial cooling slot, so that a second cooling flow can be directed in the axial direction along the axial cooling ribs of the stator through the axial first cooling ducts of the rotor, the at least one radial cooling slot of the rotor, the air gap between the rotor and the stator and the at least one radial cooling slot. In this way, the stator can be cooled by two different cooling flows.11-17-2011
20120286597Stator arrangement - A stator arrangement for an electric machine is provided. The stator arrangement includes a stator having a stator yoke with a number of stator slots, with each stator slot accommodating at least one set of stator windings and at least one cooling device in the shape of a duct-like pipe. The duct-like pipe is divided in two or more separate cooling channels.11-15-2012
20120286596Cooling Combinations for Electric Machines - Some embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine module comprising a housing including a sleeve member and at least one end cap. In some embodiments, the sleeve member can include a first coolant jacket and a second coolant jacket. Also, in some embodiments, the end cap can include an end cap coolant jacket. Also, some embodiments provide an electric machine including stator end turns, housing at least partially enclosing the electric machine, and an end cap coolant jacket positioned substantially axially outward relative to at least one of the stator end turns.11-15-2012
20130009496ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR COOLING AN ELECTRICAL MACHINE - In an arrangement for cooling an electrical machine, the electrical machine includes a rotor and a stator located at the end of an air gap from the rotor. The rotor includes at least one axial cooling channel originating from the first end of the rotor that is connected to at least two axially successive cooling channels that are substantially radial within the rotor. The stator is made of sheets using axially successive core modules. The stator includes a radial cooling channel between two core modules. Gaseous cooling agent is led to the cooling channels of the rotor and stator from the end of the rotor. The outer surface of the stator core module includes a cooling jacket by the length (L) of the stator core module at maximum, and liquid cooling agent is led to the cooling jacket.01-10-2013
20130015733TRANSVERSE FLUX MACHINEAANM Rasch; ReinhardAACI HechendorfAACO DEAAGP Rasch; Reinhard Hechendorf DEAANM Gruendl; AndreasAACI StarnbergAACO DEAAGP Gruendl; Andreas Starnberg DEAANM Hoffmann; BernhardAACI StarnbergAACO DEAAGP Hoffmann; Bernhard Starnberg DEAANM Loos; HeidimarieAACI TutzingAACO DEAAGP Loos; Heidimarie Tutzing DE - The invention relates to a transversal flux machine having a stator (01-17-2013
20130015732Electric Machine ModuleAANM Bradfield; Michael D.AACI AndersonAAST INAACO USAAGP Bradfield; Michael D. Anderson IN US - Embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine module including an electric machine positioned with a housing. The brushless electric machine including a center axis of rotation and a support member with a field coil wound around a portion of the support member. The electric machine includes a rotor assembly circumscribing the support member and a shaft coupled to a rotor assembly. The machine also include a stator assembly including a distributed stator winding comprising a plurality of conductors positioned within the stator assembly. The module also includes a cooling system, which includes an inlet disposed through a portion of the housing, a first channel positioned within the support member that fluidly connects a second channel with the inlet.01-17-2013
20130020889ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE - A rotating electrical machine includes a rotor which has a rotor core formed by stacking magnetic plates having an annular plate shape in an axial direction, a permanent magnet is inserted into a magnet insertion hole formed in the rotor core, and a rotor shaft is inserted into a shaft insertion hole surrounded by an inner peripheral surface of the rotor core; and a stator. A radial communication passage is formed by a communication penetration hole group that is formed by sequentially communicating a plurality of the penetration holes from a shaft insertion hole to a magnetic resistance hole in the radial direction. The plurality of the penetration holes are divided into at least two specific magnetic plates and formed such that the radial positions of the penetration holes are different from each other and the penetration holes partially overlap each other when viewed in the axial direction.01-24-2013
20130169081SEGMENT ROTOR FOR AN ELECTRICAL MACHINE - A rotor for an electrical machine has a plurality of segments. The segments have permanent magnets. A fan can be arranged at least between two segments. The plurality of segments jointly form a rotor core having axial ends, with end sheets respectively attached to the axial ends of the rotor core.07-04-2013
20130134808STATOR AND ASSEMBLY METHOD - An exemplary stator disk of an electric motor stator includes a set of recesses. Each recess being configured to receive a cooling pipe. The stator disk includes one or more positioning elements for aligning the stator disk with another stator disk. The one or more positioning elements being positioned to the stator disk such that when the stator disk is set to a rotated position with respect to the other stator disk in order to align the recesses of the disks for receiving of cooling pipes, the positioning elements of the two disks become only partly aligned with each other.05-30-2013
20130169080COOLING OF STATOR CORE FLANGE - An approach for cooling a stator core flange is provided. In one aspect, a pair of stator flanges each disposed at opposing ends of a stator core assembly maintains a compressive load on the stator core assembly. Heat transport tubes may be located about at least one of the stator flanges at an end of the stator core assembly to redistribute heat therefrom.07-04-2013
20130113311INTERNAL COOLING OF MAGNETIC CORE FOR ELECTRIC MACHINE - A core for an electric machine includes a core component having a plurality of core teeth defining a plurality of core slots between adjacent core teeth of the plurality of core teeth. The plurality of core slots are receptive of one or more windings. A coolant flowpath through the core component is formed through at least one core tooth. The at least one core tooth has one or more coolant tube banks and one or more mixing chambers arranged in an alternating pattern along the at least one core tooth.05-09-2013
20130181555STATOR FOR ELECTRIC ROTATING MACHINE - A stator coil includes first to fourth in-slot portions and first and second turn portions. Both the first and third in-slot portions are received in one slot of a stator core, while both the second and fourth in-slot portions are received in another slot. The first and second turn portions both protrude from an axial end face of the stator core and respectively connect the pair of the first and second in-slot portions and the pair of the third and fourth in-slot portions. The second turn portion is located inside the first turn portion. When viewed along an axial direction of the stator core, the first and second turn portions extend so as to cross each other with a reference line C interposed therebetween; the reference line C is defined to extend along a circumferential direction of the stator core through an intersection between the first and second turn portions.07-18-2013
20130140924ELECTRIC MACHINE MODULE COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine module. The module can include a housing, which can define a machine cavity. In some embodiments, a coolant jacket can be at least partially positioned within the housing. In some embodiments, a plurality of coolant apertures can be disposed through at least a portion of the housing. A stator assembly can be at least partially disposed within the housing and can include a plurality of coolant channels being in fluid communication with the machine cavity. Each of the coolant channels includes at least one radial subunit and at least one axial subunit. The radial subunits are fluidly coupled to some of the coolant apertures so that the coolant jacket is in fluid communication with the machine cavity via the coolant channels.06-06-2013
20110273040Electric Machine Cooling System and Method - Some embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine including a rotor assembly. In some embodiments, the rotor assembly can include a plurality of rotor laminations including at least one first aperture positioned through a portion of the rotor laminations. In some embodiments, the first apertures can form at least one magnet channel when the rotor assembly is substantially assembled. At least one permanent magnet can be positioned in each of the magnet channels. In some embodiments, at least one second aperture can be positioned through a portion of some of the laminations, along a Q-axis, and adjacent to the at magnet channel. Also, the second apertures can be configured and arranged to form at least one first coolant channel when the rotor assembly is substantially assembled.11-10-2011
20110273039Electric Machine Cooling System and Method - Embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine module including a module housing, which can at least partially define a machine cavity. In some embodiments, an electric machine can include a stator assembly and a rotor assembly and can be positioned in the machine cavity. In some embodiments, the module housing can include a coolant transport network, which can include at least one passage in fluid communication with at least one first annulus and at least one second annulus. In some embodiments, the first annulus can be substantially axially adjacent to an axial end of the stator assembly and the second annulus can be substantially axially adjacent to an axial end of the rotor assembly. In some embodiments, the annuli can include a plurality of annulus apertures.11-10-2011
20130127270METHOD OF WINDING A STATOR CORE WITH A CONTINUOUS CONDUCTOR HAVING A RECTANGULAR CROSS-SECTION AND A STATOR CORE - A method of inserting a continuous conductor having a rectangular cross-section into slot segments formed in a stator core includes deforming in a first direction a core member having a first end portion that extends to a second end portion to widen an opening at end portions of the slot segments, inserting one or more continuous conductors having a rectangular cross-section into select ones of the slot segments, and deforming in a second direction the core member to narrow the opening at end portions of the slot segments.05-23-2013
20080197725Cooling arrangement for a variable reluctance electric machine - A variable reluctance electric machine comprising a rotor and a stator; the stator having two or more electromagnetic windings and the rotor having a plurality of salient poles, the salient poles defining axially extending cooling fluid channels; wherein the salient poles and the cooling fluid channels are circumferentially skewed along at least a part of their length whereby in use the cooling fluid channels impel cooling fluid in a substantially axial direction towards the electromagnetic windings and the stator to facilitate heat transfer and dissipation from the windings.08-21-2008
20130147292COOLING PLATE FOR ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH IMPROVED HEAT RADIATION CAPABILITY - In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a cooling plate including a plurality of plate members stacked on one another between an electric motor and a coupled body to which the electric motor is coupled, wherein at least one of the plurality of plate members has a penetration groove extending through the plate member in a thickness direction and extending in the plate member in a plane direction orthogonal to the thickness direction, the penetration groove defining a coolant supply channel for supplying a coolant.06-13-2013
20130119794ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE - A rotating electrical machine includes a cylindrical stator and a frame including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being formed by reducing the diameter of the frame at a part of an outer peripheral surface such that the thickness of the frame at the part is reduced, the second portion having a larger thickness than the first portion, the stator being provided to an inner peripheral surface of the frame. The frame includes a containing portion, a first coolant path, and a second coolant path. The containing portion contains a thermal component, the first coolant path is formed between the containing portion and the stator, and the second coolant path is formed in the second portion.05-16-2013
20130119795TOTALLY-ENCLOSED FAN-COOLED MOTOR - The totally-enclosed fan-cooled motor includes the stator; the rotor; the drive side bracket; the counter drive side bracket; a pair of the bearings; the external fan that sends cooling air to the stator; the internal fan; the heat radiator that is arranged on an outer side of the drive side bracket and is mounted on the rotation shaft; the cover that contains a joint, which connects the rotation shaft extending to an outer side of the drive side bracket of the motor and a reduction gear, and is provided in parallel with the joint; and the ventilation path that is arranged between the drive side bracket and an end of the cover, and includes the outlet causes the cooling air induced by rotation of the heat radiator to flow to the heat radiator and discharges the cooling air outside the motor.05-16-2013
20120019084COOLING SYSTEM OF ELECTRIC ROTATING MACHINE FOR VEHICLES - A cooling system of a AC generator for vehicles has a stator with a stator winding, a rotor that is arranged in an inner circumferential side of the stator, a rectifier that converts an alternating current voltage generated in the stator winding into direct current, and a rear cover that covers the rectifier. The rear cover has an intake duct connecting portion that projects outside and an air intake duct is attached to a tip portion of the intake duct connecting portion. A dividing wall that divides an internal space of the rear cover into a plurality of spaces along a direction extending from the rectifier backwardly relative to the direction of rotation is disposed in the intake duct connecting portion.01-26-2012
20080303360INSULATED BEARING MOTOR ASSEMBLY - A motor with improved bearing life has a shaft rotatably supported by a pair bearings. The motor further has a stator and a rotor, wherein one of the stator and the rotor is mounted to the shaft and the other of the stator and the rotor surrounds the shaft so that the stator and rotor can rotate with respect to one another. The motor has one or more features to protect at least one of the bearings from heat emitted by at least one of the stator and the rotor.12-11-2008
20130200734ELECTRICAL MACHINES - The invention relates to a component such as a rotor or stator for an electrical machine. The component includes a plurality of axially adjacent stacks of laminations. At least one pair of adjacent stacks are spaced apart in the axial direction by spacer means such that a passageway or duct for cooling fluid, e.g. air, is formed therebetween. The spacer means comprises a porous structural mat of metal fibres. The cooling fluid may flow through the spaces or voids between the fibres.08-08-2013
20130200735Method and Apparatus for Permanent Magnet Attachment in an Electromechanical Machine - An apparatus and method for the installation and removal of permanent magnets in a permanent magnet electromechanical machine, for example a wind turbine power unit generator. A magnet holder is mounted on a magnet carrying structure such as a rotor. Permanent magnets may be inserted into and removed from the magnet holder after the electromechanical machine is assembled. The magnet holders define passages for airflow between the inside top and magnet surface. In this manner, permanent magnets may be installed on the magnet carrying structure and provided with additional cooling via said passages. Further, the holders may be configured to secure the magnets by an interference fit, without using bolts or adhesives, to facilitate both assembly and removal for maintenance and repair.08-08-2013
20130207492ELECTRIC MACHINE MODULE COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of the invention provide an electric machine module including a housing. The housing can include a machine cavity. In some embodiments, an electric machine can be at least partially positioned within the machine cavity and can include a stator assembly. The stator assembly includes a stator core with slots. In some embodiments, conductors can be positioned in the slots. The conductors include a turn portion extending between leg portions. The leg portions include an angled portion and a connection portion. The conductors are disposed within the plurality of slots so that the angled and connection portions extend from the stator core at a first axial side. At least one insulation member can be disposed over at least some of the leg portions so that the connection portions are at least partially uncovered.08-15-2013
20130207493ROTOR COOLING STRUCTURES - A rotor defines an axial direction and a radial direction relative to an axis of rotation and includes an annular hub and a core disposed radially outward of the annular hub. The core defines a first axial side and a second axial side. First radial feed holes are formed in the annular hub, and are located between the first and second axial sides. Axial channels are formed between the core and the annular hub, and are in fluid communication with the first radial feed holes and span substantially between the first and second axial sides. The rotor also includes a first member and a second member, adjacent to the first and second axial sides, respectively. First and second apertures are formed in the first and second members, respectively. Each of the first and second apertures is in fluid communication with one of the axial channels.08-15-2013

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