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20100052833Method of Forming Magnetic Blocks and Equipment for Carrying Out That Method - In forming magnetic blocks, a first permanent magnet may be lowered to the bottom of an upwardly open vessel, the vessel may be already filled or may be then filled with liquid and, while forcefully maintaining the first permanent magnet in that position, further permanent magnets are gradually inserted into the vessel in a direction perpendicular to their resulting joint contact surfaces, where the adjacent surfaces of the superimposed permanent magnets have an opposite polarity, while during insertion of a further permanent magnet, the liquid is drained from the space in the vessel under that inserted magnet, whereby the motion speed of the inserted magnet is controlled as it bears down on the permanent magnet lying beneath it. The equipment for carrying out the method may comprise a vessel whose interior cross-section corresponds with clearance to the outline of the assembled permanent magnets, where sockets with regulating valves may be arranged along the height of the vessel, spaced so that their lower edges always lie above the upper surfaces of the assembled permanent magnets, and where all the parts are of non-magnetic material, while the bottom of the vessel may be furnished with a means for exerting an attractive force on the lowered permanent magnets.03-04-2010
20100117775Magnetic circuit and method of applying magnetic field - In a magnetic circuit for providing magnetic anisotropy in the in-plane radial direction of a soft magnetic under layer, magnets for perpendicular magnetization are respectively provide on the north and south poles of a magnet for horizontal magnetization. When magnetic circuits configured thus are stacked in a plurality of stages, a magnetic field (air-gap magnetic field) formed in a gap between the magnetic circuits is superimposed by magnetic fields from the magnets for perpendicular magnetization as well as a magnetic field from the magnet for horizontal magnetization (in-plane magnetization). The pole faces of the magnets for perpendicular magnetization are disposed closer to the gap between the magnetic circuits, so that a stronger magnetic field can be formed in the gap.05-13-2010
20130076469NOVEL COMPOSITE PERMANENT MAGNETIC MATERIAL AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF - The invention relates to the field of permanent magnet materials, and discloses a composite permanent magnet material. The material is formed by splicing at least one permanent magnet material, with binding agent in between. The novel composite permanent magnet material that is formed by splicing different magnets greatly enriches the existing permanent magnet system and can completely replace the expensive rare metallic magnetic material. The composite permanent magnet material disclosed by the invention has high performances. The magnetic performance of the magnet can be regulated and controlled by adjusting the type and length of the magnets. In particular, the magnetic blank between the bonded NdFeB and the sintered NdFeB provides the designer and user of permanent magnetic motors with broader and flexible in material selection space and cost selection space.03-28-2013
20100045416METHOD FOR CODING FIELD EMISSION STRUCTURES - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.02-25-2010
20100045415METHOD FOR CODING TWO-DIMENSIONAL FIELD EMISSION STRUCTURES - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.02-25-2010
20100045413SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CIRCULAR FIELD EMISSION STRUCTURES - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.02-25-2010
20100045412SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING BIASED CIRCULAR FIELD EMISSION STRUCTURES - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.02-25-2010
20120262261MAGNETIC CONFIGURATIONS - A field system includes a first component having at least one first field source having opposite polarities and a second component having at least one second field source having opposite polarities. At least one of the first and second components has a movement relative to the other of the components to produce a field interaction therebetween. The at least one first and the at least one second field sources are oriented relative to each other such that in the field interaction the resulting repelling forces and attractive forces substantially cancel each other out and there is an increase and a decrease in the field strength of at least some of the field sources. Therefore, the field system, which can be a magnetic configuration system, provides a field strength change with a minimum energy input which can increase the efficiency of many machines such as MRI or electricity generators.10-18-2012
20100026433MAGNET ARRANGEMENT FOR MAGNETIC LEVITATION VEHICLES AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - The invention relates to a magnet arrangement for magnetic levitation vehicles. Said arrangement comprises a magnetic back box and a plurality of magnetic poles that are connected to said back box and that have magnetic pole faces bordering on a common reference surface. According to the invention, the reference surface extends along an elastic line when the magnetic pole is in the unloaded state, said elastic line being inverse to the curvature of the surface that is obtained under a nominal load of the magnetic poles when the magnetic pole faces are in the unloaded state on a plane. The invention also relates to a method for producing said type of magnet arrangement.02-04-2010
20090302985METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CODE FOR DEFINING FIELD EMISSION STRUCTURES - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.12-10-2009
20090302984HIGH FIELD STRENGTH MAGENTIC FIELD GENERATION SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A magnetic field generation system can comprise first (12-10-2009
20130057374PERMANENT MAGNET DISPOSED IN ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - There are provided a process of forming a recess groove having a depth shallower than and a width larger than the notch groove for fracturing at a portion of fracturing and splitting in the permanent magnet; a process of forming the notch groove for fracturing the permanent magnet in a groove bottom of the recess groove formed in the recess-groove forming process; and a process of fracturing and splitting the permanent magnet along the notch groove so as to obtain magnet pieces.03-07-2013
20090091411PERMANENT MAGNET DEVICE - A magnet arrangement for creating a magnetic field. The magnet arrangement includes a first magnet having a first surface defining a first pole and a second surface defining a second pole opposite the first pole, and a second magnet having a third surface defining a third pole and a fourth surface defining a fourth pole opposite the third pole. The second surface has a higher magnetic flux density than the first surface. The third surface has a higher magnetic flux density than the fourth surface. The second magnet is spaced from the first magnet to define a first gap between the second surface and the third surface. Magnetic field lines of the magnetic field run from the first surface to the second surface, from the second surface to the third surface through the first gap, and from the third surface to the fourth surface.04-09-2009
20120112865Key System For Enabling Operation Of A Device - A key system for enabling operation of a device. The key system is based on magnets arranged according to one or more codes. The codes may act as a unique identifier or key, requiring a matching part to operate the device. Thus, the code can act like a key that will only achieve lock when matched with a like (complementary) pattern. The codes may be from a set of codes having low cross correlation among codes in the set, for example Kasami codes or Gold codes.05-10-2012
20120112864DIPOLE-RING MAGNETIC CIRCUIT - The present invention provides a dipole-ring magnetic circuit having a greater magnetic field strength and demagnetization resistance. A dipole-ring magnetic circuit including permanent magnet pieces arranged in an annular shape that magnetization directions make one rotation halfway around the shape, in which the permanent magnet pieces produce a substantially one-directional magnetic field at a uniform strength in an interior space surrounded by the permanent magnet pieces; two or more specified magnet pieces have a magnetization direction of forming an angle of from 150 to 210 degrees with respect to the direction of the magnetic field which is on a plane perpendicular to a central axis of the annular shape, and are called “specified magnet pieces”; and at least in each of the specified magnet pieces, a value of magnetic coercive force increases with decreasing distance to the interior space along a radial direction of the annular shape.05-10-2012
20100134226Levitation of Objects Using Magnetic Force - The invention disclosed is a method of levitating one or both ends of an object permanently or temporarily, or altering the distance between two objects or the momentum of an object by manipulating the direction of the magnetic field of a permanent or electromagnet.06-03-2010
20120262260MAGNETIC MICROPARTICLE LOCALIZATION DEVICE - Provided herein is technology relating to processing samples. In particular, the technology provides articles of manufacture, apparatuses, and methods related to purifying an analyte from a sample matrix using magnetic particles.10-18-2012
20120286913FIELD EMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.11-15-2012
20110279206Multilevel Magnetic System and Method for Using Same - A multilevel magnetic system and method for using the same are described herein. A wide-range of devices including a momentary snap switch, a cushioning device, and an exploding toy are also described herein that may incorporate one or more of the multilevel magnetic systems.11-17-2011
20090309682Eight-fold dipole magnet array for generating a uniform magnetic field - An array of permanent magnets is arranged to produce a uniform magnetic field for an NMR gyroscope cell. A magnet support structure has a plurality of sockets formed therein such that the plurality of sockets are located at the vertices of a rectangular parallelepiped. A magnet is mounted in each of the sockets with each magnet having a selected field strength and poling orientation. The magnets preferably are of identical structure and field strength. The magnets are preferably located at the vertices on a first side of the array in pairs having polarities directed away from one another and located at the vertices on a second side of the array in pairs having polarities directed toward one another.12-17-2009
20110285489FORCE CONCENTRATOR - An apparatus for producing mechanical work is disclosed. The apparatus includes a target magnet that can be connected to a target object, a guide member that can transmit a fluid along a guide path and an initiator magnet having a working side facing a corresponding side of the target magnet with a same magnetic polarity as the corresponding side. The initiator magnet is slidably received within the guide path of the guide member and is movable toward the target magnet along the guide path under influence of the fluid transmitted by the guide member to thereby create an increasing repulsive force between the target magnet and the initiator magnet as a distance between the target magnet and the initiator magnet decreases to thereby move the target object.11-24-2011
20110285488Magnetic Throttling and Control: Magnetic Control - Apparatuses and systems for enabling electrical communication with a device positionable within a body cavity of a patient. Apparatuses and systems for magnetically positioning a device within a body cavity of a patient. Medical devices. Methods of use.11-24-2011
20090289749Apparatuses and Methods Relating to Precision Attachments Between First and Second Components - First and second components may be precisely attached to form an apparatus. In an example embodiment, a first component includes a first field emission structure, and a second component includes a second field emission structure. The first and second components are adapted to be attached to each other with the first field emission structure in proximity to the second field emission structure such that the first and second field emission structures have a predetermined alignment with respect to each other. Each of the first and second field emission structures include multiple field emission sources having positions and polarities relating to a predefined spatial force function that corresponds to the predetermined alignment of the first and second field emission structures within a field domain. The first and second field emission structures are configured responsive to at least one precision criterion to enable a precision attachment.11-26-2009
20100283568Paint Composition, in Particular Anti-Corrosive Paint for Rare Earth Permanent Magnets - A paint composition, in particular an anti-corrosive paint, for rare earth permanent magnets, has an epoxy resin mixture, a curing accelerator, an epoxy-functional adhesion promoter based on silane and a solvent. Due to the paint compositions, rare earth permanent magnets can be bonded simultaneously to a magnet system in a one method step and can be protected against corrosion. Due to the anti-corrosive paint, magnet systems which have excellent anti-corrosion properties, a satisfactory adhesive strength even at high temperatures and display good electric insulation properties, are provided.11-11-2010
20090206972METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC MAGNETIC FIELD CONTROL USING MULTIPLE MAGNETS - A method and apparatus for dynamic magnetic field control using multiple magnets. Control methods and system means are described that allow dynamically changing the magnetic field generated at a point in space by a multiplicity of magnets.08-20-2009
20090273423ROTARY ACTUATOR WITH MAGNETICALLY GENERATED HAPTICS - A rotary actuator with a magnetically produced tactile sense is provided, in particular for a motor vehicle. The rotary actuator includes two plane-parallel permanent magnets, with the first magnet being arranged in a fixed position in a housing of the rotary actuator, and in which case the second magnet can be rotated with respect to the first magnet by a handle of the rotary actuator.11-05-2009
20090295522Correlated Magnetic Coupling Device and Method for Using the Correlated Coupling Device - A compressed gas system component coupling device and method are described herein that use correlated magnets to enable a first component to be secured and removed from the second component. Some examples of components of the compressed gas system include a first stage regulator, a second stage regulator, an air pressure gauge, a dive computer, an air hose, a tank valve and a buoyancy control device. Furthermore the compression force created by the correlated magnets mounted on the first and second components create a hermetic seal therebetween.12-03-2009
20090284336METHOD FOR DEFINING FIELD EMISSION STRUCTURES USING NON-REGULAR PATTERNS - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.11-19-2009
20090295520Magnetic structure - A magnetic structure configured to generate a compressed magnetic field. The magnetic structure may be advantageously employed in electro-mechanical and electro-magnetic devices.12-03-2009
20120293289CONDUIT SENSOR DEVICE WITH MAGNETIC SHUNT AND PROCESS FOR MODIFYING A MAGNETIC FIELD - A conduit sensor device includes first and second pairs of permanent magnets. First and second rotor shunts include first and second rotatable magnets and interposed between the first and second pairs of permanent magnets, respectively. A shunt shaft includes a first helical worm gear and a second helical worm gear mounted thereon. The first rotor shunt includes a first rotatable magnet and a first rotor gear locked together. The first helical worm gear meshing with the first rotor gear driving the first rotor gear and the first rotatable magnet. The second rotor shunt includes a second rotatable magnet and a second rotor gear locked together. The second helical worm gear meshes with the second rotor gear driving the second rotor gear and the second rotatable magnet. The surface areas of the first and second pairs of permanent magnets equals the surface area of the first and second rotatable magnets.11-22-2012
20080238597ANCHORING MAGNET - An anchoring magnet for anchoring onto a magnetic or magnetizable substrate has a plurality of panel-shaped magnet elements extending in parallel fashion and panel-shaped pole elements extending parallel thereto. The magnet and pole elements are clamped alternatingly into an assemblage. The magnet elements have nonmagnetic protective layers. The protective layers are joined exclusively to the magnet elements.10-02-2008
20080246574Magnetic detacher with open access - Various embodiments of a magnetic detacher with open access are described. In one embodiment, the magnetic detacher may include magnet assembly to provide open access to a hard tag and a magnetic field sufficient to disengage a clamping mechanism of the hard tag. Other embodiments are described and claimed.10-09-2008
20090128272HALBACH MAGNET ARRAY FOR NMR INVESTIGATIONS - A magnet array for use with NMR signal acquisition apparatus uses rod-shaped magnets located at the corners of a square. The square lies in the (x-y) plane of a three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system and the long axes of the magnets extend generally along the z-direction such that the polarisation vectors of the magnets lie substantially in the x-y plane. The magnets are arranged to create a substantially uniform magnetic field B05-21-2009
20090251259SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SLIDE LOCK MECHANISM - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.10-08-2009
20090251260SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FIELD EMISSIONS - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.10-08-2009
20090072939MAGNET SYSTEM AND MRI APPARATUS - A magnet system having a pair of parallel plate-like permanent magnets in which magnetic poles of reversed polarities are opposed to each other with a space therebetween. The pair of permanent magnets includes main portions magnetized in the same direction as their thickness direction, and peripheral portions magnetized in a direction different from their thickness direction.03-19-2009
20090251264SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING REPEATING SPATIAL FORCES - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.10-08-2009
20090251265 METHOD FOR DESIGNING MAGNETIC FIELD EMISSIONS STRUCTURES - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.10-08-2009
20090251263SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A PLURALITY OF MAGNETS - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.10-08-2009
20090251262SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SPATIAL FORCE - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.10-08-2009
20090251261SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING ATTACHED FIELD EMISSION STRUCTURES - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.10-08-2009
20100225430Correlated Magnetic Connector and Method for Using the Correlated Magnetic Connector - A connector (e.g., electrical connector, fluid connector, gas connector) is described herein that incorporates correlated magnets which enable a first part to be securely attached to and removed from a second part. In addition, a method is described herein for using the connector to attach and remove the first part to and from the second part.09-09-2010
20100214047ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSDUCER - Two layers in each of which a plurality of rod-like permanent magnets each having a width Wm, a thickness Tm and a predetermined length are aligned on a plane in such a way that they have opposite magnetic pole orientations alternately and are aligned at a fixed pole pitch τp are arranged to be opposed to each other with the magnetic pole orientation of each magnet in one of the layers being identical to that of the opposing magnet in the other layer, and with the opposing surfaces of the magnets being spaced a distance 2×lg apart from each other, and a vibrating membrane on which coils each having a conductive pattern are arranged is placed in a gap between any two adjacent rod-like permanent magnets in each of the above-mentioned two layers. The arrangement of the rod-like permanent magnets is optimized by using Wm, Tm, τp, and lg.08-26-2010
20090251258MAGNETIC HELICAL SCREW DRIVE - A system can comprise a screw and a nut, which are configured to move relative to each other. Each of the screw and the nut components can comprise one or more magnets configured to exert a repulsive force on one or more magnets of the other component as a result of the relative motion. Interactions between the one or more magnets of the screw and the one or more magnets of the nut can allow for conversion between linear motion and rotary motion. One or more tools can be used to aid in manufacturing the screw and/or the nut. In some embodiments additional components can aid in maintaining alignment of the screw and the nut.10-08-2009
20100308947MAGNETIC COUPLING DEVICES - New devices of magnetic couplings, angled and non-angled, with their uses, are presented.12-09-2010
20130135071SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FOCUSING MAGNETIC FIELDS - An improved system and method for focusing magnetic fields involves two aligned correlated magnetic structures each comprising an inner portion and an outer portion surrounding the inner portion where the inner portion and the outer portion have an opposite polarity relationship. The focused field magnetic structures produce composite magnetic fields where surface fields have substantially greater field strength than side fields.05-30-2013
20100301979METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSPORTATION USING A MAGNETIC BEARING STRUCTURE - A method and system for transportation using a magnetic bearing structure is disclosed. In one aspect, an apparatus for carrying a load comprises a source of magnetic flux and a controller configured to control the position of the source of magnetic flux relative to a magnetizable structure. The source of magnetic flux comprises a first upper portion and a first lower portion of opposite polarities. The first portions are spaced apart horizontally from a first side of the magnetizable structure. The source of magnetic flux further comprises a second upper portion and a second lower portion of opposite polarities. The second portions are spaced apart horizontally from a second side of the magnetizable structure. The second side is opposite the first side. The first and second upper portions are magnetically attracted to an upper portion of the magnetizable structure and the first and second lower portions are magnetically attracted to a lower portion of the magnetizable structure.12-02-2010
20110121927MAGNETIC FIELD GENERATING APPARATUS AND PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS - A magnetic field generating apparatus which generates a cusped magnetic field on an electrode includes a magnet mechanism which is attached to the electrode and includes a plurality of magnets held on a holding plate, and a rotation mechanism which rotates the holding plate. The plurality of magnets (05-26-2011
20110018665Correlated Magnetic Assemblies for Securing Objects in a Vehicle - A correlated magnetic assembly for securing objects in a vehicle includes an object that incorporates a first field emission structure and a surface within the vehicle that incorporates a second field emission structure. The first and second field emission structures each include an array of field emission sources each having positions and polarities relating to a desired spatial force function that corresponds to a complementary alignment of the first and second field emission structures within a field domain. The object is attached to the surface of the vehicle when the first and second field emission structures are located next to one another and have a complementary alignment with respect to one another.01-27-2011
20120242440SYSTEM FOR DETACHMENT OF CORRELATED MAGNETIC STRUCTURES - A system for detachment of correlated magnetic structures includes first and second correlated magnetic structure having complementary coded magnetic sources; and a tool that applies a bias magnet field to cause a transition of the first and second magnetic structures from a closed state in which the first and second magnetic structures are attached to an open state in which the first and second magnetic structures are detached.09-27-2012
20120242441ASSEMBLY OF MAGNETIC PLATES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC MACHINES, THE ASSEMBLY BEING PROVIDED WITH FIXING MEANS AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH AN ASSEMBLY OF PLATES - Packet of plates provided with fixing means, characterized in that at least some of the plates have a cut-out to form a housing receiving an insert provided with fixing means and having a fixing axis, the housing having at least one wall cooperating with an exterior surface of the insert to retain the insert along the fixing axis.09-27-2012
20100164664FIELD ELEMENT - Permanent magnets are in contact with first magnetic plates in a direction parallel to a rotation axis. The first magnetic plate includes first and second magnetic members and first and second non-magnetic members. The first magnetic member includes a pole center and is in contact with one of the permanent magnets. The first magnetic member, the first non-magnetic member, the second magnetic member and the second non-magnetic member are disposed in the stated order in a circumferential direction with the pole center and the rotation axis being as a starting point and a center, respectively. When Pn represents the number of pole pairs and i represents an odd number equal to or more than three, an angle θ1 defined by an end portion of the second non-magnetic member on the pole center side with respect to a pole gap is 0<θ 1<180/(i·Pn). An angle θ2 defined by an end portion of the first non-magnetic member on the pole center side with respect to the pole gap is 180/(i·Pn)=θ2=180·2/(i·Pn).07-01-2010
20090219123MAGNET UNIT FOR MAGNETRON SPUTTERING SYSTEM - According to an aspect of an embodiment, a magnet unit for a magnetron sputtering system includes a base board, an inner magnet fixed to the base board and an outer magnet fixed to the base board. The outer magnet is fixed surround the inner magnet. At least one of a portion of the inner magnet or a portion of the outer magnet is displaceable on the base board.09-03-2009
20120068798ACCESSORY DEVICE WITH MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT - A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.03-22-2012
20110175694MAGNETIC ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR DEFINING A MAGNETIC FIELD FOR AN IMAGING VOLUME - Disclosed herein is a magnet assembly that includes at least two magnets arranged in a fixed spaced relationship with one another thereby to define a space between the magnets that encompasses an imaging volume. Each of the magnets produces a variety of magnetic field strengths across inward-facing surfaces thereof that, in combination, produce an acceptably homogeneous magnetic field in the imaging volume. Also disclosed is a method of defining a magnetic field for an imaging volume. The method comprises generating an initial model of a magnet assembly; estimating a magnetic field for the imaging volume based on the model; calculating deviation between the estimated magnetic field and a target magnetic field for the imaging volume; and updating the model to reduce the deviation by modifying the magnet assembly to produce a variety of magnetic field strengths that, in combination, produce substantially the target magnetic field in the imaging volume.07-21-2011
20090273422FIELD EMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.11-05-2009
20120200380MAGNETIC WHEEL - Magnetic circuit that has (a) a source of magnetic flux which includes an electromagnet or one or more permanent magnets, (b) at least two oppositely polarisable pole extension bodies associated with the magnetic flux source, the bodies being disc, wheel, roller or similarly shaped with an outer circumferential surface and held rotatable about respective axes of rotation, and (c) a ferromagnetic counter body which is arranged to cooperate with the pole extension bodies such as to provide an external flux path for the magnetic flux when in magnetic proximity or contact with the circumferential surface of the pole extension bodies, which is characterised in that the magnetic flux source is held stationary relative to the rotatable pole extension bodies.08-09-2012
20120200379SYSTEM FOR TRANSFERRING POWER AND/OR DATA THROUGH A NON-FERROUS SKIN OF A VEHICLE - A system for transferring power and/or data through a skin of a vehicle includes a first module for disposition on an external surface of the vehicle, a first magnet arrangement attached to the first module, a second module for disposition on an internal surface of the vehicle, and a second magnet arrangement attached to the second module. The first magnet arrangement and the second magnet arrangement are selected to provide sufficient magnetic attraction therebetween to maintain the first module at a fixed position on the external surface of the vehicle by overcoming an air load force when the vehicle is in motion. When the first module and the second module are in registration with each other though the non-ferrous skin, at least one inductive coupling circuit through the non-ferrous skin is formed to provide one or more bidirectional paths therebetween for transfer of data signals, electrical power or both.08-09-2012
20110133872THERAPEUTIC MAGNET APPARATUS - A reconfigurable magnetic therapy apparatus is formed by multiple magnetic magnetic components which are maintained in a stable planar array by either mutual magnetic attraction or mechanical fixtures which may include a ferromagnetic backing plate to which the elements are magnetically attached. The array can be separated and reconfigured by the user to provide different magnetic patterns that favor either high surface strength, or deep penetration, or multiple smaller sub arrays to treat multiple sites.06-09-2011
20100117774Rotor and assembly procedure thereof - For so-called pole wheels, as they are used for angle detection through magnetic field sensors, centering is facilitated and the service life of the pole wheel is increased by fixating the magnet ring rotationally and disengageable through sliding it on a prefabricated hub through a mounting device, which is disposed there between, like e.g. a friction locking band.05-13-2010
20120146752System and method for affecting flux of multi-pole magnetic structures - A shunt plate is provided that is associated with a first side of a multi-pole magnetic structure. The shunt plate provides a magnetic short between opposite polarity magnetic sources on the first side of said magnetic structure, the magnetic short causing a magnetic flux of said opposite polarity magnetic sources to be routed from said first side of the magnetic structure through said magnetic structure to the second side of said magnetic structure. The thickness of the shunt plate is selected by determining the integrated flux across a magnetic source of the magnetic structure such that the corresponding flux density in the shunt plate does not substantially exceed the flux density saturation level of a cross section of the shunt plate.06-14-2012
20110068885Multilevel Correlated Magnetic System and Method for Using Same - A multilevel correlated magnetic system and method for using the same are described herein. A wide-range of devices including a momentary snap switch, a cushioning device, and an exploding toy are also described herein that may incorporate one or more of the multilevel correlated magnetic systems.03-24-2011
20120306604SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEFINING MAGNETIC STRUCTURES - An improved field emission system and method. The invention pertains to field emission structures comprising electric or magnetic field sources having magnitudes, polarities, and positions corresponding to a desired spatial force function where a spatial force is created based upon the relative alignment of the field emission structures and the spatial force function. The spatial force function may be based on one or more codes. In various embodiments, the code may be modified or varied. The code may be combined with another code. One or more aspects of the code, including spacing and amplitude, may be modulated or dithered according to a predefined pattern. Multiple magnet arrays may be combined, each based on a different code or portion of a code, resulting in a combination spatial force function. Magnet structures having differing field patterns may be used to generate a desired spatial force function related to a cross correlation of the two field patterns.12-06-2012
20090066452Magnetic levitation cushion and magnetic levitation for the same - A magnetic levitation cushion has multiple magnetic levitation devices, at least one assembling device and at least one supporting pad. The assembling device holds all the magnetic levitation devices as a group. Each magnetic levitation device has a housing, a fixed magnet assembly mounted securely in the housing, a movable magnet assembly being mounted slidably in the housing, movable relative to the fixed magnet assembly and a shaft with a bottom end connected to movable magnet. The supporting pad is mounted on a top end of each shaft. The magnetic levitation cushion is used as a cushion for upholstered furniture such as chairs, beds and sofas.03-12-2009
20120038442MAGNETIC FIELD GENERATOR FOR A MAGNETOCALORIC THERMAL APPLIANCE AND PROCESS FOR ASSEMBLING SUCH GENERATOR - A magnetic field generator (02-16-2012
20090295521Ring Magnet Structure Having A Coded Magnet Pattern - Field emission structures comprising a plurality of electric or magnetic field sources having magnitudes, polarities, and positions corresponding to a desired spatial force function where a spatial force is created based upon the relative alignment of a field emission structure and a complementary field emission structure. The magnetic field sources may be arranged according to a code having a desired autocorrelation function. Specific exemplary embodiments are described with magnetic field sources arranged in a ring structure. The ring structure may include one or more concentric rings of component magnets. Additional magnets may be included. Magnet polarities and/or spacings may be defined by the code Mechanical constraints may be employed to limit lateral motion. Exemplary codes are described and applied to magnetic field source arrangements. Specific codes found by the inventors are described.12-03-2009
20120007705Multilevel Correlated Magnetic System and Method for Using the Same - A multilevel correlated magnetic system and method for using the same are described herein. A wide-range of devices including a retractable magnet assembly, a disengagement/engagement tool, a click on-click off device are described herein that may incorporate or interact with one or more of the multilevel correlated magnetic systems.01-12-2012
20120119861Permanent Magnets Array for Planar Magnetron - Permanent magnets array for use in a planar magnetron in which magnets in a magnet-segment is arranged in a Halbach array with their magnetization directions alternating in directions perpendicular with each other. The magnet-segments are closely packed to form different shapes, such as heart, square, circular . . . , in a Halbach Array style, which leads to minimum magnetic flux loss. Such arrangement of permanent magnets will also reinforce the magnetic field on one side of the array while cancel the field to near zero on the other side. The reinforced field strength is twice as large on the side on which the flux is confined. The permanent magnets arrangement and the resulting stationary and/or rotating planar magnetron, provides the high magnetic flux density and uniform flux distribution need to penetrate thick sputtering target, and increased not only the target usage, but also the usable the target life time.05-17-2012
20110063061Magnetic Attachment System - A magnetic attachment system for attaching a first object to a second object. A first magnet structure is attached to the first object and a second magnet structure is attached to the second object. The first and second objects are attached by virtue of the magnetic attraction between the first magnet structure and second magnet structure. The magnet structures comprise magnetic elements arranged in accordance with patterns based on various codes. In one embodiment, the code has certain autocorrelation properties. In further embodiments the specific type of code is specified. In a further embodiment, an attachment and a release configuration may be achieved by a simple movement of the magnet structures.03-17-2011
20110063059MULTIPOLAR ELECTROMAGNETIC GENERATOR - A power generator comprises a first array of magnets or a first sheet magnet, a first conductor, and a power management circuit. The first array comprises a one dimensional or two dimensional array of magnets. The first sheet magnet includes a one dimensional or two dimensional array of alternating magnetic poles. The first conductor comprises a first serpentine conductor that is on a plurality of layers of a first multilayer printed circuit board or a first serpentine conductor that is on one or more planes. The power management circuit provides DC power as a result of relative motion between the first array of magnets or the first sheet magnet and the first conductor03-17-2011
20110063060MAGNETIC APPARATUS AND MAGNETIC SYSTEM FOR OUTPUTTING POWER - A magnetic apparatus and a magnetic system are provided. The magnetic apparatus or the magnetic system includes the magnetic apparatus that can generate the mechanical torque and at least two magnetic apparatus are coupled together to sum each mechanical torque. In addition, a phase angle delay of each of the magnetic torque of the at least two magnetic apparatus is arranged to minimize a torque ripple so as to output a power smoothly. Therefore, a better working condition of the magnetic apparatus and the whole magnetic system can be selected for demonstrating a better performance. Furthermore, a permanent magnetic element of the magnetic apparatus can rotate more smoothly.03-17-2011
20080246573Field configurable magnetic array - A magnet apparatus comprising a plurality of geometrically shaped nested magnetic elements each being of a different size relative to each other and each having a first side with a first magnetic pole orientation and a second side with a second magnetic pole orientation that is opposite to the first magnetic pole orientation, capable of being assembled concentrically to form a single planar magnet array having a treatment surface and an opposing backer surface, the treatment surface having either an all like magnetic pole orientation or a mixed magnetic pole orientation; and a backer plate having a first side and a second side constructed of ferromagnetic material such that when the plurality of geometrically shaped nested magnetic elements is assembled concentrically on the first side of the backer plate each of the geometrically shaped nested magnetic elements that comprise the single planar magnet array is secured to the first side of the backer plate by magnetic attraction whereby the treatment surface of the single planar magnet array is formed opposite to the backer surface of the single planar magnet array that is magnetically secured to the backer plate.10-09-2008
20110090033Magnetic arrays with increased magnetic flux - The embodiments of the invention generally relate to a novel magnet arrangement to further enhance the performance of the array. The new arrangement of magnets (for example, five configurations) can result in significantly much higher percentage gain in magnetic flux with respect to the largest magnetic flux of a component magnet, as compared to Halbach array configurations.04-21-2011
20120126922PERMANENT MAGNET DEVICE - A magnet arrangement for creating a magnetic field. The magnet arrangement includes a first magnet having a first surface defining a first pole and a second surface defining a second pole opposite the first pole, and a second magnet having a third surface defining a third pole and a fourth surface defining a fourth pole opposite the third pole. The second surface has a higher magnetic flux density than the first surface. The third surface has a higher magnetic flux density than the fourth surface. The second magnet is spaced from the first magnet to define a first gap between the second surface and the third surface. Magnetic field lines of the magnetic field run from the first surface to the second surface, from the second surface to the third surface through the first gap, and from the third surface to the fourth surface.05-24-2012
20120169442VIBRATION GENERATING SHOE AND VIBRATION DEVICE THEREOF - The present invention relates to a vibration generating shoe including: an upper part; an outsole part disposed on the underside of the upper part; and a vibration device having a vibration plate adapted to transmit vibrations to the shoe, a first magnet attached to the vibration plate, a second magnet disposed above the first magnet in such a manner as to have a repulsive force against the top surface of the first magnet, and a third magnet disposed below the first magnet in such a manner as to have a repulsive force against the underside surface of the first magnet, whereby a portion of the vibration plate to which the first magnet is fixed is vibrated between the second magnet and the third magnet.07-05-2012
20100052834MAGNETIC COUPLER - A magnetic coupler includes a first body, a second body and a plurality of magnetic elements. The first body has a first front side and a first backside. The first front side is formed with a plurality of positioning slots. The second body has a second front side and a second backside. The second backside is mounted on the first front side. The second body is formed with a plurality of positioning holes penetrating through the second body. Each magnetic element has a first portion and a second portion. The first portions of the magnetic elements respectively penetrate through the positioning holes so that the second portions of the magnetic elements are respectively embedded into the positioning slots.03-04-2010
20120229241Magnetic Attachment System - A magnetic attachment system is described. The magnetic attachment system has a first plurality of magnetic sources arranged in accordance with a first pattern and a second polarity of magnetic sources arranged in accordance with a second pattern. The first pattern and second pattern are self-complementary, where the magnetic attachment system will correlate and align with a duplicate magnetic attachment system.09-13-2012
20120262262Complex Machine Including a Classical Simple Machine and a Magnetic System - A multilevel magnetic system and method for using the same are described herein. A wide-range of devices including a momentary snap switch, a cushioning device, and an exploding toy are also described herein that may incorporate one or more of the multilevel magnetic systems.10-18-2012
20120319809FIELD EMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.12-20-2012
20120319808MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT SYSTEM - An improved magnetic attachment system is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.12-20-2012
20100176903MULTI FUNCTION MAGNETIC DECOUPLER - A magnet assembly for decoupling a plurality of different types of magnetically operated security devices includes a center pole magnet having a magnetic orientation along a first direction. A plurality of magnets adjacent to and surrounding the center pole magnet define an opening above the center pole magnet. Each adjacent magnet has a magnetic orientation orthogonal to the first direction. An end pole magnet is disposed adjacent to one of the magnets adjacent to the center pole magnet. The end pole magnet has magnetic orientation opposed to the first direction.07-15-2010
20100231339SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING DISTURBANCES BY A FIELD EMISSION STRUCTURE - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.09-16-2010
20120326821MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT SYSTEM - An improved magnetic attachment system is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.12-27-2012
20120092107PROPULSION SYSTEM USING THE ANTIGRAVITY FORCE OF THE VACUUM AND APPLICATIONS - A propulsion system for aerial, terrestrial, underwater or space propulsion, achieved through the manipulation (or engineering) of the vacuum with the proper electromagnetic interactions. This vacuum manipulation will allow the use of a new form of propulsion, and has applications in energy production and on the change of the time decay of radioactive elements. Opposing magnetic or electric fields create a mass repelling force, while attracting magnetic or electric fields create a mass attracting force. In particular, this vacuum manipulation process can be used to propel a mass that contains the field sources that perturb the vacuum. One possible application is the creation of a repulsion point in space through the interference of two or more longitudinal electrodynamic wave beams, which cause a repulsion force on the mass.04-19-2012
20120286912FIELD EMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.11-15-2012
20110273254MAGNETIC FIELD GENERATOR - There is provided a magnetic field generator in which separation and dislocation of permanent magnets from their permanent magnet groups is prevented easily and reliably for a long period of time without sacrificing productivity. A magnetic field generator 11-10-2011
20110273253SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOVING AN OBJECT - An improved system and method for moving an object includes a first correlated magnetic structure associated with a first object and a second correlated magnetic structure associated with a second object. The first and second correlated magnetic structures are complementary coded to achieve a peak attractive tensile force and a peak shear force when their code modulos are aligned thereby enabling magnetic attachment of the two objects whereby movement of one object causes movement of the other object as if the two objects were one object. Applying an amount of torque to one correlated magnetic structures greater than a torque threshold causes misalignment and decorrelation of the code modulos enabling detachment of the two objects. The number, location, and coding of the correlated magnetic structures can be selected to achieve specific torque characteristics, tensile force characteristics, and shear force characteristics.11-10-2011
20130169396Spherical Magnet - A spherical magnet is formed as a hollow sphere having a fluid tight outer surface of a first magnetic pole and an inner surface having a second magnetic pole that is magnetically opposite the first pole. A plurality of individual thin flexible rectangular plate magnets are arranged as a continuous outer layer of the spherical magnet. Each individual plate magnet has four sides, an inner magnetic portion and an outer non-magnetic portion that extends around all four sides of the magnetic portion. Each inner magnetic portion includes a first face disposed on the outer surface and having the first pole and a second face opposite the first face, disposed on the inner surface and having the second pole.07-04-2013
20130141198FIELD EMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.06-06-2013
20090273424SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING DISTURBANCES BY A FIELD EMISSION STRUCTURES - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.11-05-2009
20100045414METHOD FOR CODING FIELD EMISSION STRUCTURES USING A CODING COMBINATION - An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.02-25-2010
20080218299Method and Structure for Magnetically-Directed, Self-Assembly of Three-Dimensional Structures - A magnetically directed, self-assembled structure has a first body. The first body includes a single magnet or plurality of magnets disposed thereon to form a spatially variable magnetic field in a first predetermined pattern. A second body has a single magnet or plurality of magnets disposed thereon to form a spatially variable magnetic field in a second predetermined pattern. The second predetermined pattern is complementary to the first pattern. The first body is attracted to the second body with an attractive force greater than a mixture force such that the first body and second body are fully aligned to each other and bonded together.09-11-2008
20130176091UNIBODY MAGNET - A method for plating magnets with metal is disclosed. In one embodiment, the metal is aluminum and the aluminum plating provides a number of aesthetic and structural advantages, over brittle magnetic materials, which are only plated with a thin, anti-corrosive metallic layer. More specifically, methods for creating multi-pole bar magnets and structural elements primarily with aluminum coated magnetic material are disclosed.07-11-2013
20110210811INTEGRATED PASSIVE IRON SHIMS IN SILICON - A magnetic apparatus having at least one magnetic shim situated between faces of two permanent magnets. The magnetic shim helps to make the magnetic field that is accessible between the two permanent magnets a more uniform field. The magnetic shim is constructed on a thinned semiconductor wafer, such as silicon, by photolithographically defining locations on the wafer where magnetic material, such as iron or iron-nickel materials, are deposited. The shim can additional have photolihographically defined coil regions, in which conductive material such as copper can be deposited. Current contacts are provided to allow currents to be passed through the coil regions. Protective layers can be deposited to protect the deposited metals from mechanical or environmental damage.09-01-2011
20080197951DRIVING METHOD FOR MAGNETIC ELEMENT - A method for driving a magnetic element is provided. The method includes steps of: a) providing a first magnetic field, b) providing a second magnetic field interacting with the first magnetic field to generate a magnetostatic field, c) putting the magnetic element into the magnetostatic field, and d) generating a magnetic torque by modulating the first magnetic field and the second magnetic field so as to drive the magnetic element.08-21-2008
20120019342Magnets made from nanoflake precursors - RE-TM based permanent magnets (single phase, hybrid, laminated or polymer bonded magnets) fabricated by using nanoflakes produced by surfactant assisted, wet, high energy ball-milling, with or without prior dry high energy ball-milling, where RE represents rare earth elements and TM represents transition metals.01-26-2012
20120019341COMPOSITE PERMANENT MAGNETS MADE FROM NANOFLAKES AND POWDERS - Composite RE-TM permanent magnets fabricated by using powders and nanoflakes produced by surfactant-assisted, wet, high energy, ball milling, with or without prior dry, high energy, ball milling; where RE represents rare earth elements and TM represents transition metals and where the powders include Fe nanoparticles, Fe—Co nanoparticles, B01-26-2012
20120032765MAGNETIC FASTENERS - The various embodiment provide fastening devices, systems and methods that utilize two or more maxels in respective correlated magnetic structures provided in a first structure and at least one second structure to fasten or repulse the first structure to or from, as the case may be, the at least one second structure. In at least one embodiment, each maxel is programmable and may vary either or both the polarity and magnetic strength of the given maxel. The variance of the polarity and/or magnetic strength of the given maxel may be programmable and may be varied to attract or repulse a second magnetic structure which desirably also contains one or maxels forming a correlated magnetic structure.02-09-2012
20120068799ACCESSORY DEVICE WITH MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT - A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.03-22-2012

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