US Pat. No. 9,093,934

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING A MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A control system for controlling a motor having a stator and a rotor coupled to the stator, said control system comprising:
a plurality of input taps;
an input coupled to the plurality of input taps and configured to transmit an input voltage to at least one input tap of said
plurality of input taps; and

a microcontroller coupled to said input, said microcontroller comprising a processor programmed to:
determine said at least one input tap of the plurality of input taps that is asserted by said input;
access from a memory a predetermined input condition;
detect an invalid operating input condition of the motor based on a comparison of said predetermined input condition and said
at least one input tap of said plurality of input taps asserted by said input; and

perform a function to change an operating characteristic of the motor based on said invalid operating input condition.

US Pat. No. 9,362,792

RADIALLY EMBEDDED PERMANENT MAGNET ROTOR HAVING MAGNET RETENTION FEATURES AND METHODS THEREOF

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A permanent magnet rotor comprising:
a substantially cylindrical rotor core comprising an outer edge, an inner edge, and opposed first and second ends, said rotor
further comprising a first wall and a second wall defining at least one radial aperture extending radially through said rotor
core;

at least one permanent magnet positioned within said at least one radial aperture;
a first indentation formed in one of said at least one permanent magnet and said first wall, and a second indentation formed
in the other one of said at least one permanent magnet and said first wall, wherein said first indentation is defined entirely
between said inner edge and said outer edge, said first indentation defining a first space between said at least one permanent
magnet and said radial aperture first wall, the first space extending between a radially inner end and a radially outer end,
said first indentation including a first radius of curvature and said second indentation including a second radius of curvature
larger than the first radius of curvature; and

a first material located within said first space such that said first material is located entirely between said radially inner
end and said radially outer end, said material configured to substantially prevent movement of said at least one permanent
magnet relative to said at least one radial aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,514,421

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DECOMMISSIONING A MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller for a motor, said motor controller comprising a communication device coupled to a memory device, said
motor controller configured to:
receive, using said communication device, a status query from a client computing device;
transmit diagnostic data from said memory device to the client computing device;
transmit identification data associated with said motor controller to the client computing device;
receive, from the client computing device, a decommission password generated for said motor controller from the identification
data, wherein the decommission password is received when the client computing device confirms record of a fault within the
diagnostic data; and

disable the motor using the decommission password.

US Pat. No. 9,496,765

MOTOR AND VIBRATION REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor comprising:
a rotor supported for rotation about a longitudinal axis;
a stator including a magnetic core having a plurality of laminations stacked along the longitudinal axis;
a first end plate positioned at a first end of the magnetic core;
a second end plate positioned at a second end of the magnetic core, the magnetic core, the first end plate, and the second
end plate cooperating to define a central opening, at least a portion of the rotor disposed within the central opening;

a plurality of rods, each rod movable with respect to and spaced apart from each of the plurality of laminations and fixedly
and directly attached to the first end plate and the second end plate and including a first end that extends parallel to the
longitudinal axis beyond the first end plate in a direction away from the magnetic core and a second end that extends parallel
to the longitudinal axis beyond the second end plate in a direction away from the magnetic core;

a first support disk coupled to the first end of each of the plurality of rods such that the first support disk is spaced
apart from the first end plate; and

a second support disk coupled to the second end of each of the plurality of rods such that the second support disk is spaced
apart from the second end plate.

US Pat. No. 9,431,881

ELECTRIC MACHINE HOUSING

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A housing for enclosing electronics of a motor having an axis of rotation, said housing comprising:
an end cap comprising an outer surface and an inner surface;
a control board coupled to said inner surface and comprising a first side, a second side and an edge located between said
first side and said second side;

a first circuit coupled to said first side and comprising a plurality of first electrical components, each first electrical
component comprising a tab extending beyond said edge;

a second circuit coupled to said second side; and
a fastener assembly disposed beyond said edge, said fastener assembly coupled to said tab and said inner surface, said fastener
assembly comprising a clamp bar and a fastener extending through said clamp bar, said end cap defining an opening that receives
said fastener.

US Pat. No. 9,444,309

RADIAL BLOWER AIR GUIDE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF COOLING

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An air guide for use with an electric motor having a central longitudinal axis, said air guide comprising:
a first end wall substantially circumscribing an end bracket of the electric motor;
a second end wall spaced apart from said first end wall, said second end wall having an inner periphery that substantially
circumscribes a periphery of the electric motor;

an outer wall extending from an edge of said first end wall about at least a portion of the circumference thereof, said outer
wall extending to an edge of said second end wall, said outer wall being termed from a thin curved plate and at least partially
defining a ring-shaped chamber for channeling airflow, said ring-shaped chamber defined between said first end wall and said
second end wall, said outer wall having an aperture defined therethrough, said aperture in flow communication with said ring-shaped
chamber; and

a baffle plate coupled to said inner periphery of said second end wall, said baffle plate extending a first width toward said
first end wall and at least partially defining said ring-shaped chamber, said baffle plate configured to deflect an airflow
entering said ring-shaped chamber through said aperture to control a distribution of said airflow from said ring-shaped chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,484,850

VOLTAGE REGULATOR AND METHODS FOR SIMULATING REACTIVE POWER IN PARALLEL POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A voltage regulator for tuning a reactive droop compensation of a generator in a parallel power generation system, said
voltage regulator comprising a processor configured to:
receive a measurement of an output voltage of the generator from a voltage sensor and a measurement of an output current of
the generator from a current sensor;

calculate apparent power output by the generator based on the measurements of output voltage and output current;
calculate reactive power based at least partially on the calculated apparent power;
compute a simulated droop compensation voltage for the generator based on the calculated reactive power; and
generate an excitation signal to drive excitation current into a generator exciter for driving the generator based at least
in part on the simulated droop compensation voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,456,288

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN ANALYZING VIBRATIONS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A system for use in analyzing vibrations of an electric motor said system comprising:
at least one vibration sensor coupled to the electric motor and configured to measure vibrations associated with at least
one feature of the electric motor and generate at least one analog vibration signal based on the measured vibration information,
the vibrations indicative of an operational status of the at least one feature; and

a conversion computing device including at least one processor, said conversion computing device configured to:
receive the at least one analog vibration signal generated by said at least one vibration sensor;
convert the at least one analog vibration signal to audio data that includes the measured vibration information; and
transmit the audio data to an analysis computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,391,493

AIR COOLED ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine comprising:
a stator having a first end and a second end;
an end frame including a first cup portion arranged to at least partially contain a portion of the stator, the end frame positioned
adjacent the first end of the stator;

a potting cup including a second cup portion arranged to at least partially contain a portion of the stator, the potting cup
positioned adjacent the second end of the stator; and

a potting member coupled to the stator, the end frame, and the potting cup to permanently bond the end frame, the potting
cup, and the stator to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,261,096

PUMP MOTOR COMBINATION

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A pumping apparatus comprising:
a housing having an inlet at a first end and an outlet at an opposite second end;
a stator including a plurality of windings and defining an opening and supported by the housing;
an encapsulation including a first end cap and a second end cap formed into the stator such that the encapsulation fills some
of the spaces within the stator to hold the plurality of windings in a desired position, the encapsulation and the stator
cooperating to at least partially define an encapsulated stator;

a pressure plate including diffuser vanes formed as part of the pressure plate, the pressure plate formed as one continuous
homogeneous component of the first end cap of the encapsulation;

a rotor positioned at least partially within the opening and rotatable with respect to the stator;
a first bearing directly supported by the encapsulation;
a second bearing directly supported by the encapsulation, the first bearing and the second bearing cooperating to support
the rotor for rotation; and

an impeller coupled to the rotor and cooperating with the pressure plate and the housing to pump a fluid from the inlet to
the outlet in response to rotation of the rotor, the fluid in direct contact with a portion of the encapsulation as it flows
between the inlet and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,281,725

ELECTRIC MACHINE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A bearing assembly for use in an electric machine, said assembly for cooperation with a bearing seat formed in a bearing
housing, said assembly comprising:
a bearing, said bearing including an inner ring, an outer ring and a rolling element in engagement with said inner ring and
said outer ring; and

an anti-rotation device, said anti-rotation device adapted for engagement with the outer ring of said bearing and with the
bearing housing to limit the rotation of the outer ring of said bearing within the bearing seat formed in the bearing housing,
said anti-rotation device including a first feature for engagement with the outer ring of said bearing and a second feature
for engagement with the bearing housing, said first feature and said second feature adapted to limit the rotation of the outer
ring of said bearing within the bearing seat formed in the bearing housing, said first feature and said second feature adapted
to permit axial translation of the outer ring of said bearing with respect to the bearing seat formed in the bearing housing.

US Pat. No. 9,160,216

GROUNDING DEVICE FOR ELECTRIC MACHINE AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A grounding device for an electric machine having a rotatable shaft, said grounding device comprising:
a wire core having a first end and a second end;
a plurality of conductive fibers coupled to said wire core and extending therefrom, wherein said wire core is configured to
couple to the electric machine with at least a portion of said plurality of conductive fibers contacting the shaft such that
an electrostatic charge on the shaft is directed through said grounding device to ground;

a connection member coupled to said wire core first end;
a clamp member coupled to said wire core between said first and second ends; and
a fastener configured to couple said connection member and said clamp member to the electric machine.

US Pat. No. 9,099,905

RADIALLY EMBEDDED PERMANENT MAGNET ROTOR AND METHODS THEREOF

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A permanent magnet rotor for use with a stator, said rotor comprising:
at least one permanent magnet; and
a substantially cylindrical rotor core comprising an outer edge, a hub having an inner edge defining a central opening, and
a plurality of independent pole pieces, wherein each pole piece comprises a distinct structure spaced from said hub radially
about said central opening,

wherein said rotor core further comprises at least one radial aperture extending radially from said outer edge through said
rotor core between adjacent independent pole pieces, said at least one aperture configured to receive said at least one permanent
magnet, and

wherein said rotor core further comprises at least one shorting lamination coupled to said rotor core, said at least one shorting
lamination comprising a plurality of connected pole pieces positioned radially about and coupled to a central hub, wherein
each of said connected pole pieces is coupled to one said independent pole piece.

US Pat. No. 9,513,029

HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACE/AIR HANDLER BLOWER HOUSING WITH A SIDE WALL HAVING AN EXPONENTIALLY INCREASING EXPANSION ANGLE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An air handler comprising:
an enclosure having an interior volume and a distribution air outlet opening on the enclosure that is adapted for communication
with an air distribution system;

a fan wheel in the enclosure interior volume, the fan wheel having an outer diameter dimension and a circumference dimension,
the fan wheel having a center axis of rotation that defines mutually perpendicular axial and radial directions and the fan
wheel being rotatable about the center axis of rotation in a rotation direction;

a blower housing in the enclosure interior volume, the blower housing containing the fan wheel and having an air outlet opening,
the blower housing having an outer wall with a volute-shaped portion that extends from a first end of the volute-shaped portion
around the fan wheel in the rotation direction to a second end of the volute-shaped portion, and the volute-shaped portion
of the blower housing outer wall having first and second sections as the volute-shaped portion extends in the rotation direction
around the fan wheel, the first section of the volute-shaped portion subtending an angle of 270° at the fan wheel center axis
and the second section of the volute-shaped portion subtending an angle of 90°, the first section of the volute-shaped portion
having a positive expansion angle which increases at an exponential rate of 1.2 to 1.4, the second section of the volute-shaped
portion having an expansion angle which increases at an exponential rate of 1.5 to 2.1.

US Pat. No. 9,354,636

USER-INTERFACE FOR PUMP SYSTEM

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A method of receiving operator instruction for controlling a pump system, the pump system including a pump housing, a motor
connected to the pump housing, and a user-interface including an indicator strip including a plurality of discrete lights,
the user-interface further including a speed indicator, a duration indicator, a positive input, a negative input, and a stage
input, the method comprising:
receiving a first input from the stage input;
activating the speed indicator;
receiving a stage speed input from at least one of the positive input and the negative input, the stage speed input representing
a selected stage speed;

activating the indicator strip indicating the selected stage speed;
receiving a second input from the stage input;
activating the duration indicator;
receiving a stage duration input from at least one of the positive input and the negative input, the stage duration input
representing a selected stage duration;

activating the indicator strip indicating the selected stage duration; and
operating the motor at the selected stage speed for the selected stage duration.

US Pat. No. 9,312,733

HIGH POWER DENSITY SRM

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. An electromagnetic machine stator comprising:
a plurality of excitation poles, each of which has a coil wound around it for inducing a magnetic flux through the excitation
pole;

a common pole that does not have a coil wound around it for inducing a magnetic flux through the common pole, the common pole
defining a substantially continuous arcuate face;

a back material defining an outer perimeter of the electromagnetic machine stator, wherein the plurality of excitation poles
and the common pole extend from the back material;

an elongated flux barrier disposed within the common pole and spaced apart from the substantially continuous arcuate face
and the outer perimeter of the electromagnetic machine stator along a radial axis of the common pole, wherein the elongated
flux barrier inhibits the flow of flux from one part of the common pole across the elongated flux barrier to another part
of the common pole to increase torque of an electromagnetic machine including said electromagnetic machine stator, wherein
the flux barrier is less conducive to the flow of flux than is the common pole; and

a plurality of auxiliary flux barriers disposed within the common pole, each auxiliary flux barrier inhibiting the flow of
flux from one part of the common pole to another part of the common pole, wherein each auxiliary flux barrier is less conducive
to the flow of flux than is the common pole, and wherein one auxiliary flux barrier of the plurality of flux barriers extends
from the common pole into the back material.

US Pat. No. 9,246,364

RADIALLY EMBEDDED PERMANENT MAGNET ROTOR AND METHODS THEREOF

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A permanent magnet rotor comprising:
at least one permanent magnet;
a substantially cylindrical rotor core comprising an outer edge and an inner edge defining a central opening, said rotor core
having a radius R, said rotor core further comprising at least one pole and at least one radial apertur extending radially
through said rotor core from said outer edge to a predetermined depth less than said radius, said at least one radial aperture
configured to receive said at least one permanent magnet; and

at least one protrusion extending into said at least one radial aperture, said at least one protrusion positioned substantially
along a bottom of said at least one radial aperture and configured to facilitate retention of said at least one permanent
magnet within said at least one radial aperture; and

wherein said predetermined depth of said at least one radial aperture is a depth between a minimum depth defined by the equation

 and a maximum depth defined by the equation

 wherein n is the number of poles of the rotor core and t is the thickness of said at least one permanent magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,512,850

AIR CIRCULATOR POWERED BY AN ELECTRONICALLY COMMUTED MOTOR (ECM) AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An air circulator comprising:
an electronically commuted motor, that is devoid of a transformer, the motor having a rotor;
a rotatable blade assembly having at least one blade, wherein the blade assembly is operatively connected to the rotor of
the electronically commuted motor such that the blade assembly rotates with the rotor;

a housing that is operatively connected to the electronically commuted motor and having an input for line voltage; and
a switch that is secured to the housing and electrically connected to a signal voltage input of the electronically commuted
motor and the line voltage input.

US Pat. No. 9,472,997

RESILIENT ROTOR ASSEMBLY FOR INTERIOR PERMANENT MAGNET MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric motor comprising:
a shaft;
an interior magnet rotor core comprising a central bore and a pair of opposing ends faces; and
at least one resilient structure inserted within said central bore between said pair of opposing end faces such that said
at least one resilient component does not extend beyond at least one of said opposing end faces, said resilient structure
comprising:

an outer rigid structure inserted within said central bore;
a resilient component inserted within said outer rigid structure; and
an inner rigid structure inserted within said resilient component, wherein said shaft is inserted through said inner rigid
structure.

US Pat. No. 9,300,241

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING CONDUCTED ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A drive circuit for electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction provided by a power line to a motor controller, the power
line comprising at least a first alternating current (AC) line output and a second AC line output, said drive circuit comprising:
an EMI filter having at least a first EMI filter input terminal, a second EMI filter input terminal, a first EMI filter output
terminal, and a second EMI filter output terminal, said first EMI filter input terminal configured to be coupled to the first
AC line output and said second EMI filter input terminal configured to be coupled to the second AC line output;

a rectifier portion comprising a first rectifier input terminal coupled to said first EMI filter output terminal and a second
rectifier input terminal coupled to said second EMI filter output terminal;

at least two series-coupled filter capacitors positioned after said rectifier portion; and
a power factor correction (PFC) choke comprising a first end and a second end, said first end coupled to one of said first
and second EMI filter output terminals and to one of said first and second rectifier input terminals, said second end coupled
between said at least two series-coupled filter capacitors.

US Pat. No. 9,379,659

LOSSLESS SNUBBER DRIVE FOR A PERMANENT MAGNET SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

11. A multi-phase electric motor system, comprising:
a first motor phase including
a primary winding,
a controllable switch positioned between the primary winding and ground such that current passes through the primary winding
to ground when the controllable switch is closed,

a capacitor electrically connected to the primary winding and configured to accumulate charge when the controllable switch
is opened,

an auxiliary winding electrically connected between the capacitor and ground such that charge stored by the capacitor causes
current to pass through the auxiliary winding when the controllable switch is closed, and

a diode electrically connected between the capacitor and the auxiliary winding, the diode is oriented so as to prevent current
from the primary winding from flowing through the auxiliary winding when the controllable switch is opened.

US Pat. No. 9,331,528

STATOR TOOTH ASSEMBLY FOR AXIAL FLUX STATOR AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A three-phase axial flux stator comprising:
a plurality of stator modules oriented in an axial direction, each of said stator modules comprising a pair of teeth connected
by a yoke section;

a plurality of tooth tips, each tooth tip aligned with and does not contact one tooth of said stator modules, each tooth tip
comprising an axial member and a cross member, said cross member comprising an inward extending portion and an outward extending
portion, wherein a length of said outward extending portion is greater than a length of said inward extending portion; and

a plurality of windings, each of said windings wound around one of said stator modules, wherein said stator modules and said
windings produce a three-phase flux in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 9,391,500

AXIAL FLUX ELECTRIC MACHINE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An axial flux electric machine comprising:
an end shield;
a housing coupled to said end shield;
a stator core positioned within said housing and comprising a plurality of teeth that extend axially from a stator core base,
said stator core further comprising a flange extending radially from said stator core; and

a stator core retention ring positioned within said housing and coupled between said stator core and said end shield, said
stator core retention ring configured to secure said stator core within said housing.

US Pat. No. 9,230,735

ELECTRICAL COIL FORMING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING ELECTRICAL COILS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A coil forming apparatus for forming an electrical coil from an electrical wire, said apparatus comprising:
a frame;
a spindle assembly coupled to said frame, said spindle assembly comprising:
a first arm coupled to said frame, said first arm comprising a first moveable bracket and a plurality of first moveable spindles
coupled to said first moveable bracket and to the electrical wire in a first position; and

a second arm coupled to said frame, said second arm comprising a second moveable bracket comprising a plurality of second
moveable spindles coupled to said second moveable bracket and coupled to the electrical wire in said first position; and

a drive system coupled to said first moveable bracket and said second moveable bracket, said drive system configured to:
move said second moveable bracket toward said frame to a second position, said plurality of second moveable spindles of said
second arm are configured to form a bend in the electrical wire; and

move said first moveable bracket away from said frame to a third position, said plurality of first moveable spindles of said
first arm are configured to form another bend in the electrical wire.

US Pat. No. 9,178,485

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING CONDUCTED ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter comprising:
an input comprising a first input terminal and a second input terminal;
an output comprising a first output terminal and a second output terminal, wherein a first conductive path is defined between
the first input terminal and the first output terminal, and a second conductive path is defined between the second input terminal
and the second output terminal;

a first line-side X capacitor coupled between the first conductive path and the second conductive path;
a second line-side X capacitor coupled between the first conductive path and the second conductive path in series with the
first line-side X capacitor, said second line-side X capacitor coupled to said first line-side X capacitor at a common point;

a line-side Y capacitor including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end of said line-side Y capacitor
coupled to the common point;

a first load-side Y capacitor including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end of said first load-side
Y capacitor coupled to the first conductive path between said first line-side X capacitor and said output; and

a second load-side Y capacitor including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end of said second
load-side Y capacitor coupled to the second conductive path between said second line-side X capacitor and said output.

US Pat. No. 9,160,209

BLOWER FOR DOWNDRAFT COOKING APPLICATIONS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A blower for a downdraft cooktop comprising:
a blower housing, having a first portion and a second portion, which includes an inlet that can be fluidly coupled to a downdraft
cooktop and an outlet for removing air from the blower housing;

a fan located between the inlet and the outlet of the blower housing;
a motor having a rotor with a shaft, having a first portion and a second portion, and a stator, wherein the second portion
of the rotor is operatively attached to the fan;

a rotatable member operatively attached to the first portion of the rotor; and
a motor housing enclosing the motor, the motor housing having a first portion, a second portion, at least one inlet opening
and at least one outlet opening, a first support member, at least one cooling band, an outer enclosure, and a second support
member, wherein air for cooling the motor is drawn through the at least one inlet opening of the motor housing through the
rotation of the rotatable member and dispelled through the at least one outlet opening of the motor housing so that cooling
of the motor does not require direct access to air located within the blower housing, wherein the first support member, the
at least one cooling band, and the second support member are connected together to enclose the rotor and stator of the motor,
wherein the rotatable member is positioned between the outer enclosure and the first support member, and wherein the second
support member includes a plate having a plurality of vents that is capable of drawing air with the rotatable member in fluid
relationship with the rotor and the stator prior to exiting through at least one outlet opening in a lower portion of the
motor housing;

a seal positioned and adapted to prevent grease laden air from passing from the blower housing into the motor housing; and
an air intake cap located adjacent to the outer enclosure that includes at least one air vent for drawing air by the rotatable
member into the motor housing in fluid relationship with the first support member and the stator before exiting through at
least one outlet opening in the outer enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,160,269

MOTOR ASSEMBLY WITH INTEGRATED ON/OFF DETECTION WITH SPEED PROFILE OPERATION

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor assembly configured to receive an external alternating voltage, the motor assembly comprising:
a motor including a stator and a rotor rotatable about a longitudinal axis; and
a circuit assembly, the circuit assembly including
a state detector including a line input, a neutral input, and a discrete high voltage input, the state detector operable to
detect whether an external device is receiving the external alternating voltage based on a first comparison of the line input
to the discrete high voltage input and a second comparison of the neutral input to the discrete high voltage input, and

a control unit operable to control the motor based on whether the external device is receiving the external alternating voltage;
wherein the state detector generates a first logic output signal and a second logic output signal received by the control
unit, the first logic output signal indicating whether the external alternating voltage is equal to a neutral connection and
the second logic output signal indicating whether the external alternating voltage is equal to a line connection.

US Pat. No. 9,145,920

BURR RESISTANT FASTENER-MOUNTED BEARING ASSEMBLY

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A bearing assembly for rotatably supporting a shaft member, said bearing assembly comprising:
an inner ring having an interior bore having an inner surface, said interior bore sized to receive the shaft member therein,
said inner ring further having a raceway groove circumferentially extending about an outer surface of said inner ring, said
raceway groove being configured to guide a plurality of bearing rolling elements;

a first fastener threadedly engaging a first fastener aperture formed in said inner ring, a distal end of said first fastener
connectable with the shaft member to selectively retain said inner ring to the shaft member for rotation therewith; and

a first groove having an arcuate cross-sectional shape extending linearly and axially along said inner surface of said interior
bore of said inner ring, said first groove extending along said inner surface under and transverse to said circumferential
raceway groove, said first groove being aligned with said first fastener aperture formed in said inner ring, said first groove
being sized to permit clearance between a burr or other obstruction formed on an exterior surface of the shaft member and
further being sized to prevent an out-of-round condition along said raceway groove.

US Pat. No. 9,613,776

FUSE HOLDER AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A holder for receiving an electrical fuse, said holder comprising:
a housing; and
electrical contacts secured to said housing; and
a fuse shuttle, said fuse shuttle slidably fitted to said housing and having a receptacle for receiving the electrical fuse,
said fuse shuttle having a fuse loading position relative to said housing and a fuse operational position relative to said
housing, the fuse loading position spaced from the fuse operational position, said electrical contacts spaced from the electrical
fuse when the electrical fuse is positioned in the receptacle and said fuse shuttle is in the fuse loading position and said
electrical contacts engaging the electrical fuse when the electrical fuse is positioned in the receptacle and said fuse shuttle
is in the fuse operational position, wherein the fuse includes opposed first and second generally cylindrical ends, wherein
said fuse shuttle includes spaced apart first and second arms, wherein the first and second arms of said fuse shuttle includes
first and second receptacles, respectively, for receiving the first and second generally cylindrical ends, respectively, wherein
said housing includes spaced apart first and second housing features, and wherein each of the first and second arms include
an arm feature for cooperation with the first and second housing features, respectively, the arm features and the housing
features slidably guide said fuse shuttle in a first portion of said housing.

US Pat. No. 9,438,080

SEAL ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR PUMP ASSEMBLY AND A MOTOR FOR A PUMP INCLUDING A SEAL ARRANGEMENT

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An open drip proof motor arranged to drive a rotating element of a pump, the motor comprising:
a housing including a pump end and a non-pump end;
a stator disposed within the housing and including an opening, the stator fixed with respect to the pump;
a rotor positioned at least partially within the opening and operable to rotate in response to the application of an electric
current to the motor;

a shaft coupled to the rotor to support the rotor for rotation;
an end frame fixedly coupled to the pump end of the housing;
a bearing supported by the end frame and coupled to the shaft to support the shaft for rotation, the bearing defining a first
side and a second side;

a first seal assembly coupled to the end frame and positioned between the bearing and the rotor, the first seal assembly cooperating
with the shaft and the end frame to substantially enclose the first side of the bearing, the first seal assembly including
a wall that defines an aperture that is positioned adjacent the shaft to create a non-contact seal therebetween and an outer
portion coupled to the housing to define a seal area having a portion that extends beyond an outer diameter of the bearing;

a second seal assembly coupled to the end frame and positioned between the bearing and the pump, the second seal assembly
arranged to substantially enclose a second side of the bearing; and

a third seal assembly coupled to the end frame and positioned between the second seal assembly and the pump.

US Pat. No. 9,238,918

INTEGRATED AUXILIARY LOAD CONTROL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A pool system for controlling an auxiliary load, the pool system comprising:
a vessel to hold a fluid;
an auxiliary load;
a pump system coupled to the vessel and the auxiliary load, the pump system to pump the fluid through the auxiliary load,
the pump system including

a motor, and
a fluid pump powered by the motor; and
a controller having a processor and memory, the controller
receiving a maximum time that the auxiliary load is to be activated,
receiving a minimum speed of the motor that the auxiliary load is to be activated,
controlling a pump speed of the pump system, and
controlling a power source to the auxiliary load.

US Pat. No. 9,236,819

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RECORDING OPERATING INFORMATION OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A unit for recording operating information of an electric motor, said unit comprising:
a motor controller communicatively coupled to an electric motor, said motor controller comprising a processing device configured
to control said unit, collect operating data from an electric motor, and identify when a change in operating conditions of
the electric motor occurs;

a memory device communicatively coupled to said processing device, said memory device configured to receive and store motor
operating information in response to identifying the change in operating conditions of the electric motor; and

a voltage limiting circuit coupled to said memory device, wherein said voltage limiting circuit protects said memory device
from an over voltage condition caused by the change in operating conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,172,289

WIRE GUIDE FOR USE IN AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A wire assembly for use in an electric machine, said assembly comprising:
a member, said member defining a periphery thereof; and
a wire, said wire adapted for conducting electrical current there through, at least a portion of said wire wrapped at least
partially around a first portion of said member to form a wrapped position, at least a portion of the first portion of the
periphery thereof being crushed by said wire when said wire is wrapped at least partially around said member and adapted to
assist in maintaining said wire in said wrapped position.

US Pat. No. 9,093,885

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CLEANING RELAY CONTACTS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric motor comprising:
an input terminal configured for coupling with a relay that includes contacts that are electrically coupled when closed and
separated by an air gap when open, the input terminal configured to receive power from the relay when the contacts are closed,
wherein a predefined arc voltage and arc current facilitate an electric discharge across the contacts when the contacts are
transitioned from closed to open; and

a contact arc inducing apparatus coupled to the input terminal and configured to provide to the input terminal a current greater
than the arc current of the relay and a voltage greater than the arc voltage of the relay when the contacts transition from
closed to open during a first contact bounce between the contacts when the relay is switched from open to closed.

US Pat. No. 9,054,567

HIGH POWER DENSITY SRMS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A power converter comprising:
a first switch; and
a first unidirectional current device that conducts current unidirectionally, wherein:
the first switch and first unidirectional current device are interconnected such that when interconnected with a direct current
(dc) voltage supply, battery, and first phase winding of an electrical machine:

a first operational state exists in which a conductive state of the first switch causes the dc voltage supply to conduct current
through the first switch, first phase winding and battery, so as to store energy within the first phase winding and battery,
and

a second operational state exists in which a non-conductive state of the first switch causes the first phase winding to discharge
its stored energy by conducting current through the first unidirectional current device and battery, so as to store energy
in the battery;

wherein the power converter is configured to regulate a current in the first phase winding to be substantially equal to a
desired charging current of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,033,242

ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A housing for enclosing electronics of a motor having an axis of rotation, said housing comprising:an end cap having a diameter and comprising:
a shaft bore wall defining a shaft bore surrounding the axis of rotation;
an outer surface and an inner surface;
a plurality of first heat fins coupled to said outer surface, said plurality of first heat fins oriented perpendicular to the axis of rotation in a radial direction, each first heat fin of said plurality of first heat fins comprising:
a first portion comprising a radially inner end and a radially outer end, wherein said first portion extends radially in a sinusoidal shape between said radially inner end and said radially outer end; and
a second portion coupled to said first portion, said second portion extending radially beyond the end cap diameter, said second portion further extending parallel to the axis of rotation, said second portion comprising a first end and a second end; and
a second heat fin comprising a second inner surface and a second outer surface opposite said second inner surface, said second inner surface and said second outer surface extending parallel to the axis of rotation, said second inner surface coupled to said second end, said second heat fin extending from said second end in the direction of the axis of rotation, wherein said second heat fin comprises a heat shield and extends circumferentially around at least a portion of said end cap.

US Pat. No. 9,562,705

ENERGY RECOVERY APPARATUS FOR USE IN A REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A refrigeration system comprising an evaporator, a multi-speed compressor operable in at least a first speed and a second
speed different from the first speed, a condenser, and an energy recovery apparatus, the refrigeration system being configured
to circulate refrigerant along a flow path such that the refrigerant flows from the evaporator to the compressor, and from
the compressor to the condenser, and from the condenser to the energy recovery apparatus, and from the energy recovery apparatus
to the evaporator, the energy recovery apparatus comprising:
a first nozzle comprising a first conduit region defining a first passageway, the first passageway having a discharge end,
the first passageway being adapted to constitute a portion of the flow path when the refrigeration system is operated in a
first mode, the first nozzle being adapted and configured such that refrigerant is expanded as it passes through the first
nozzle and is discharged from the discharge end of the first passageway in a liquid-vapor state with a liquid component and
a vapor component;

a second nozzle comprising a second conduit region defining a second passageway, the second passageway having a discharge
end, the second passageway being adapted to constitute a portion of the flow path when the refrigeration system is operated
in a second mode, the second nozzle being adapted and configured such that refrigerant is expanded as it passes through the
second nozzle and is discharged from the discharge end of the second passageway in a liquid-vapor state with a liquid component
and a vapor component;

a turbine positioned and configured to be driven by refrigerant discharged from the discharge end of the first passageway
and by refrigerant discharged from the discharge end of the second passageway;

a generator coupled to the turbine and adapted to be driven by the turbine;
a discharge port adapted to permit refrigerant to flow out of the energy recovery apparatus, the discharge port of the energy
recovery apparatus being downstream of the turbine; and

a housing, the turbine being within the housing;
the refrigeration system being configured and adapted such that the first passageway is in the flow path when the compressor
is operated at the first speed but not when the compressor is operated at the second speed, and the refrigeration system being
configured and adapted such that the second passageway is in the flow path when the compressor is operated at the second speed
but not when the compressor is operated at the first speed.

US Pat. No. 9,331,614

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRIC MACHINES

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller comprising:
an inverter configured to drive an electric motor;
a rectifier configured to rectify an alternating current (AC) input current and to output the rectified AC input current to
said inverter; and

a controller coupled to said inverter and configured to improve a power factor of the motor controller by controlling the
AC input current based on a direct current (DC) link voltage measurement without sensing AC line current.

US Pat. No. 9,136,083

ENCLOSED BUS BAR FUSE HOLDER

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A bus bar fuse holder, the holder configured to receive a fuse link and couple each end of the fuse link to a line conductor
and a load conductor within the holder, the bus bar fuse holder comprising:
a housing;
a receptacle in the housing configured to receive the fuse link, with the receptacle configured to rotate the fuse link into
mechanical and electrical contact with the line conductor and load conductor;

a line terminal in electrical communication with the line conductor;
a load terminal in electrical communication with the load conductor; and
a clamp unit configured to receive a portion of a bus bar, with the clamp unit disposed in a space defined in the housing
proximate one of the line terminal and load terminal and in electrical communication with one of the line conductor and load
conductor, with the space configured to enclose the portion of the bus bar within the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,387,502

SCHEDULE ADVANCE FOR PUMP MOTOR CONTROLLER

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A method of controlling the operation of a pump, the method comprising:
entering a programming mode;
monitoring a number of inputs received through a user interface while in the programming mode;
defining a delay time based on the monitored number of inputs;
accessing a stored pump operation schedule;
initiating operation of the pump according to the accessed pump operation schedule based on the defined delay time;
initiating operation of the pump according to the accessed pump operation schedule after a defined schedule repeat period
has elapsed since the pump operation schedule was last initiated;

wherein the act of monitoring a number of inputs received through a user interface while in the programming mode includes
monitoring a number of times that a first button is pressed and a number of times that a second button is pressed; and

wherein the act of defining a delay time based on the monitored number of inputs includes adding one hour to the delay time
for each time that the first button is pressed and subtracting one hour from the delay time for each time that the second
button is pressed.

US Pat. No. 9,172,283

ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A housing assembly for an electric motor having a rotor shaft rotatable about an axis, the housing assembly comprising:
a housing cover defining a first bearing seat for rotatably supporting a first portion of the rotor shaft;
a housing case defining a second bearing seat for rotatably supporting a second portion of the rotor shaft,
wherein at least one of the housing cover and the housing case includes a plurality of mounting lugs substantially circumferentially
evenly spaced about the shaft axis for mounting the electric motor to a surface, and

wherein the housing assembly has a profile that is defined by a semicircle and a rectangle, the semicircle and the rectangle
being adjoined along a line that intersects the axis of the rotor shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,641,029

END CAP FOR USE IN A STATOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE STATOR ASSEMBLY

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. An end cap for use with a stator assembly, said end cap comprising:
a tooth portion including a first end and an opposite second end;
a yoke portion formed at the first end of said tooth portion, said yoke portion comprising at least one arm portion that extends
from said tooth portion; and

a lip extending along said tooth portion and said at least one arm portion such that a first receiving surface is defined
on said tooth portion and such that a second receiving surface is defined on said at least one arm, wherein said first receiving
surface and said second receiving surface are oriented to face the same direction.

US Pat. No. 9,614,475

EXTERNAL ANTENNA FOR COMMUNICATING WITH A MOTOR AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine comprising:
a motor assembly including a motor controller;
a motor housing enclosing said motor assembly;
an NFC antenna mounted exterior of said motor housing;
a link extending between said NFC antenna and said motor controller, said link coupled to both said NFC antenna and said motor
controller; and

an electric machine housing, said motor housing enclosed within said electric machine housing, said NFC antenna configured
to emit an electromagnetic field at a selected frequency, wherein said NFC antenna is mounted within said electric machine
housing such that a portion of said electromagnetic field extends to an exterior of said electric machine housing.

US Pat. No. 9,537,442

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING POWER TO AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. An energy recovery system for use in a refrigeration system, the refrigeration system comprising an evaporator, a compressor
and a condenser, the refrigeration system being configured to circulate refrigerant along a flow path such that the refrigerant
flows from the evaporator to the compressor, and from the compressor to the condenser, and from the condenser to the evaporator,
at least one of the evaporator, compressor and condenser including an electric motor, the energy recovery system comprising:
a turbine-generator expansion valve adapted and configured to be in the flow path operatively between the condenser and the
evaporator and to expand refrigerant, the turbine-generator expansion valve being configured to convert mechanical energy
generated during expansion of refrigerant in the refrigeration system into electrical energy; and

a circuit configured to apply electrical energy generated by the turbine-generator expansion valve to the electric motor to
at least partially power the electric motor, wherein the circuit comprises a rectifier configured to rectify a voltage output
of the turbine generator expansion valve, and a DC link from which the electric motor draws power, wherein the circuit is
configured to directly provide the rectified voltage to the DC link, wherein the circuit is configured to directly provide
the rectified voltage to the DC link.

US Pat. No. 9,496,756

METHODS OF ASSEMBLING STATORS FOR USE IN ELECTRICAL MACHINES

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A method of assembling a stator for an electrical machine having an axis of rotation, said method comprising:
aligning a plurality of laminations wherein each lamination includes a slot;
coupling a plurality of keys to the plurality of laminations;
coupling a fixture to the plurality of keys;
utilizing the fixture to move a first tab and a second tab of each key of the plurality of keys from a first position to a
second position to facilitate coupling together the plurality of laminations, wherein the first tab and the second tab extend
beyond opposing axial end surfaces of the plurality of laminations in at least the first position when the stator is in an
operational configuration; and

indexing the plurality of keys to facilitate forming at least one planar surface that is positioned orthogonal to the axis
of rotation, wherein the planar surface includes an axially outer surface of the plurality of keys.

US Pat. No. 9,093,943

HIGH POWER DENSITY SWITCHED RELUCTANCE MACHINES WITH HYBRID EXCITATION

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A stator comprising:
a plurality of excitation poles, each pole of the plurality of excitation poles having an inductive winding disposed thereon;
a common pole having a plurality of side surfaces, an end face, and a permanent magnet disposed on the end face, wherein the
common pole does not have an inductive winding disposed thereon and wherein the end face is coupled between at least two side
surfaces of said plurality of side surfaces such that the end face is positioned to be adjacent to a rotor when a rotor is
positioned for rotation by the stator; and

a stator back that electromagnetically interconnects the common pole and the plurality of excitation poles.

US Pat. No. 9,692,272

ELECTRIC MACHINE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A bearing assembly for use in an electric machine, said assembly for cooperation with a bearing seat formed in a bearing
housing, the bearing housing defining a bearing housing circumferential groove, said assembly comprising:
a bearing, said bearing including an inner ring, an outer ring and a rolling element in engagement with said inner ring and
said outer ring; and

an anti rotation device, said anti rotation device adapted for engagement with the outer ring of said bearing and with the
bearing housing, said anti rotation device having a plurality of spaced apart protrusions extending continuously arcuately
inwardly toward the outer ring of the bearing for engagement with the outer ring of said bearing, a central portion extending
from and supporting the plurality of spaced apart protrusions and an inner flange extending radially and axially outwardly
from the central portion and configured for engagement with the bearing housing circumferential groove at least one of said
resilient protrusions having a contact surface for engagement with said outer ring, at least one of said protrusions being
axially compressed when engaged with the inner ring of the bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,071,094

SECURING DEVICE FOR USE IN AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine, comprising;
a housing defining a bearing seat, having a bearing bore and a bearing support face, the bore defining a centerline thereof
and said housing defining a first support surface and a second support surface, spaced from the first support surface in a
direction along the centerline of the bearing bore;

a bearing cooperating with the bearing seat of said housing, said bearing defining a bearing clamping surface;
a securing device connected to said housing, said securing device comprising;
a fastener; and
a member, said member defining a member clamping surface, said member and said fastener adapted to secure said bearing to
said housing, said securing device having a first position for assembly of said bearing into said bearing seat and a second
position for constraining said bearing in said housing, wherein said member clamping surface overlies said bearing clamping
surface when said member is in the second position, said member configured to provide continuous movement from the first position
to the second position, said member in contact with the second support surface when said member is in the second position
and said member in contact with the first support surface when said member is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,240,751

PHASE CURRENT DETECTION SYSTEM

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor control system comprising:
a three-phase inverter including
a first high-side switch and a first low-side switch arranged in series between a power supply and ground, a first node between
the first high-side switch and the first low-side switch being couplable to a first phase coil of an electronically commutated
motor,

a second high-side switch and a second low-side switch arranged in series between the power supply and the ground, a second
node between the second high-side switch and the second low-side switch being couplable to a second phase coil of the electronically
commutated motor,

a third high-side switch and a third low-side switch arranged in series between the power supply and the ground, a third node
between the third high-side switch and the third low-side switch being couplable to a third phase coil of the electronically
commutated motor;

a first current sensor coupled between the first node and the electronically commutated motor, the first current sensor being
configured to sense a first phase current of the electronically commutated motor;

a second current sensor coupled between the second node and the electronically commutated motor, the second current sensor
being configured to sense a second phase current of the electronically commutated motor;

a third current sensor coupled between the third node and the electronically commutated motor, the third current sensor being
configured to sense a third phase current of the electronically commutated motor;

a controller configured to
receive a signal from the first current sensor indicative of the first phase current, a signal from the second current sensor
indicative of the second phase current, and a signal from the third current sensor indicative of the third phase current,
and

control the three-phase inverter to control operation of the electronically commutated motor based at least in part on the
signal indicative of the first phase current, the signal indicative of the second phase current, and the signal indicative
of the third phase current;

a current sense integrated circuit including the first current sensor; and
a protection circuit configured to prevent ground bounce from damaging the current sense integrated circuit, wherein the protection
circuit includes

a first diode coupled between a power supply pin of the current sense integrated circuit and a ground pin of the current sense
integrated circuit, the power supply pin being couplable to a power supply voltage and the ground pin being couplable to the
ground, the first diode being oriented to allow current flow from the power supply to the ground, and

a first Zener diode coupled between the power supply pin and the ground pin in series with the first diode, the first Zener
diode being oriented to allow current flow in a direction opposite the current flow allowed by the first diode.

US Pat. No. 9,130,426

PERMANENT MAGNET ROTORS AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A permanent magnet rotor comprising:
a rotor core comprising a plurality of grooves extending into the rotor core;
a plurality of permanent magnets spaced about an outer perimeter of said rotor core, each said magnet comprising at least
one side feature formed at each side thereof and at least one end feature formed at each end thereof, each said side feature
opposing a said side feature formed in an adjacent said magnet, wherein said at least one side feature includes a first beveled
wall that extends substantially an entire axial length of said magnet, and wherein said at least one end feature includes
a second beveled wall extending between a magnet end wall and a magnet radially outer wall and substantially an entire circumferential
length of said magnet; and

a molded material, said molded material extending into each said groove formed within said rotor core such that the molded
material operates to engage the rotor core, said molded material extending onto said first beveled walls and said second beveled
walls such that the molded material operates to engage said magnets, the engagement of said molded material with said rotor
core and the engagement of said molded material with said magnets operative to maintain a position of said magnets with respect
to said rotor core.

US Pat. No. 9,214,842

MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor comprising:
a stator core having an exposed outer surface and defining a cavity having a first open end and a second open end;
a rotor core positioned at least partially within the stator core;
a quantity of coolant, at least a portion of which is positioned between the rotor core and the stator core;
a first encasement member completely enveloping the entire stator core to inhibit direct contact between the stator core and
the coolant, the first encasement member covering the first open end and being in direct contact with substantially the entire
exposed outer surface of the stator core;

a second encasement member coupled to the rotor core to inhibit direct contact between the rotor core and the coolant; and
a cap coupled to the first encasement such that the cap substantially covers the second open end to substantially seal the
quantity of coolant within the first encasement member.

US Pat. No. 10,030,667

CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER WHEEL FOR HVACR APPLICATIONS

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A forward-curved blower wheel comprising a divider or end member and a plurality of fan blades circumferentially spaced about a fan axis, the blower wheel having a blower wheel inlet that is defined by the fan blades, each of the fan blades having a leading edge, a trailing edge, and a mean camber line, the mean camber line extending from the leading edge to the trailing edge, the leading edges of the fan blades collectively defining an inner diameter of the blower wheel and the trailing edges of the fan blades defining an outer diameter of the blower wheel, the mean camber line of each of the fan blades having a blade angle that increases as the mean camber line extends from the leading edge to the trailing edge of the respective fan blade, the leading edge of each of the fan blades being a distance from the trailing edge of the fan blade, the distance constituting a chord length, the blade angle of the mean camber line of each of the fan blades being at most seventy-seven and at least thirty degrees at the leading edge of the respective fan blade, the inner diameter, the blower wheel inlet, and the divider or end member bounding an internal cavity of the blower wheel, the internal cavity having an axial width, a majority of the fan blades each comprising a first leading edge notch adjacent the blower wheel inlet, the first leading edge notch having an area greater than 0.045 and less than 0.64 times the square of the chord length within a distance equal to twenty-five percent of the axial width of the internal cavity from the blower wheel inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,657,960

SYSTEMS FOR HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING APPLICATIONS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor control system for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) applications, said motor control system comprising:
a motor;
control circuitry coupled to said motor, said control circuitry configured to determine a motor operating profile at which
the motor operates based on a selected mode of operation; and

an interface module coupled to said control circuitry, said interface module configured to be electronically connected to
a first device and a second device and further configured to provide said control circuitry with the selected mode of operation
based on at least one of a first voltage signal received from the first device and a second voltage signal received from the
second device, wherein the second voltage signal is different than the first voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 9,641,115

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENVELOPE AND EFFICIENCY CONTROL IN AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric motor drive controller configured to be coupled to an electric motor, said electric motor drive controller
comprising:
a rectifier configured to convert an AC input voltage having a frequency to a DC voltage, wherein the DC voltage tends towards
zero at about twice the frequency of the AC input voltage;

a DC link electrically coupled to said rectifier;
an inverter electrically coupled to said DC link and configured to generate a three phase pulse width modulated (PWM) voltage
to drive the electric motor; and

an adjustment control module configured to:
receive a measurement of an instantaneous motor current value from a current sensor coupled to the electric motor at one or
more multiples of the frequency of the AC input voltage;

determine a flux component value based on the measurement of the instantaneous motor current value at one or more multiples
of the frequency of the AC input voltage;

determine an average flux component value by filtering the flux component value at one or more multiples of the frequency
of the AC input voltage;

receive a flux component demand value from a current command generator;
determine an adjusted flux component demand value at one or more multiples of the frequency of the AC input voltage based
on the determined average flux component value and the received flux component demand value, wherein the adjusted flux component
demand value causes said motor drive controller to adjust an operation such that a difference between the average flux component
value and the flux component demand value is within a first predetermined threshold; and

reduce, by a torque compensator, a torque component demand value as the DC voltage tends towards zero to enable the adjusted
flux component demand value to maintain the difference between the average flux component value and the flux component demand
value within the first predetermined threshold, the DC voltage measured by a voltage sensor coupled to an output of said rectifier.

US Pat. No. 9,291,203

TEMPERATURE SENSING GREASE FITTING WITH ALARM

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A bearing temperature monitoring system for detecting a temperature of bearing grease within a bearing housing, said bearing
temperature monitoring system comprising:
a housing mountable to the bearing housing;
a power source selectively outputting an electrical current;
an electrical circuit having a temperature sensor component electrically coupled to said power source, said temperature sensor
component being responsive to a change in temperature such that said temperature sensor component opens or closes said electrical
circuit at a predetermined temperature even in the absence of an applied electrical current, the temperature sensor component
being disposed at least partially within the housing, said electrical circuit further having an alert device electrically
coupled to said power source and said temperature sensor component, said alert device outputting an alert in response to said
temperature sensor component; and

a grease fitting extending from said housing, said grease fitting being in fluid communication with the bearing grease within
the bearing housing via a grease channel extending within the housing from the grease fitting to the bearing housing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,582

HYDRODYNAMIC BEARING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit Australia PT...

1. A hydrodynamic bearing assembly comprising:a first member comprising a first engaging surface, wherein said first member is stationary in a non-operating mode of said bearing assembly and wherein said first member rotates about an axis in an operational mode of said bearing assembly;
a second member comprising a bore and a second engaging surface positioned adjacent said first engaging surface, wherein said second member is stationary in both the non-operating mode and the operational mode of said bearing assembly; and
a spacer member positioned within said bore and configured to engage said first member to define a first gap between said first engaging surface and said second engaging surface in the non-operational mode, wherein said spacer member extends into said first gap.

US Pat. No. 9,559,623

METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN ELECTRICAL MACHINE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A method of controlling an electrical machine including a stator having a core and a plurality of windings, and a rotor
disposed adjacent to the stator to interact with the stator, the method comprising:
configuring an amplitude value and frequency values of a three-phase alternating current (AC) voltage startup signal having
an amplitude and a frequency, the three-phase (AC) voltage startup signal being distorted from a sinusoidal voltage;

providing the three-phase AC voltage startup signal to the plurality of windings resulting in a substantially sinusoidal current;
altering the frequency of the three-phase AC voltage startup signal according to a frequency ramp function defined by the
frequency values, wherein the three-phase AC voltage startup signal provides an open loop ramp up of the electrical machine;

discontinuing the three-phase AC voltage startup signal when the frequency ramp function has completed;
switching to a back electromotive force (BEMF) control mode, when discontinuing the three-phase AC voltage startup signal,
by using a known estimated position of the rotor based on the frequency ramp function.

US Pat. No. 10,036,400

CENTRIFUGAL FAN ASSEMBLY AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A centrifugal fan assembly including an axis of rotation, said assembly comprising:an inlet ring including a first diameter, wherein said first diameter comprises an outermost diameter of said inlet ring;
a back plate including a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, wherein said second diameter comprises an outermost diameter of said back plate; and
a plurality of blades coupled between said inlet ring and said back plate, wherein at least one blade of said plurality of blades includes a radially inner edge, a radially outer edge, and at least one flow channel extending obliquely therebetween, wherein said flow channel defines a maximum camber extending obliquely between said radially inner edge and said radially outer edge, a first maximum camber location is spaced a first radial distance from the axis of rotation and a first axial distance from said back plate, a second maximum camber location is spaced a second radial distance from the axis of rotation and a second axial distance from said back plate, wherein said second radial distance greater than said first radial distance and said first axial distance greater than said second axial distance, wherein said flow channel includes an inlet defined on said radially inner edge that defines an inlet maximum camber and an outlet defined on said radially outer edge that defines an outlet maximum camber, said inlet and said outlet positioned at different axial locations along a length of said each blade;
wherein said inlet is defined proximate said inlet ring and said outlet is defined proximate said back plate.

US Pat. No. 9,885,351

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A PUMP SYSTEM USING INTEGRATED DIGITAL INPUTS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A pump system comprising:
a motor;
a fluid pump powered by the motor;
a user-interface; and
a controller including
a user-interface input electrically coupled to the user-interface,
a serial communication input for receiving a serial communication operating signal,
a digital input having a first digital input pin, a second digital input pin, and a common ground pin for the first digital
input pin and the second digital input pin, the first digital input pin and the common ground pin for receiving a first digital
operating signal, and the second digital input pin and the common ground pin for receiving a second digital operating signal,

a processor, and
a computer readable memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the controller to
receive simultaneously the serial communication operating signal and at least one of the first digital operating signal and
the second digital operating signal,

use a priority control algorithm for selecting an operating signal of the serial communication operating signal and at least
one of the first digital operating signal and the second digital operating signal, and

control, resulting from the selection using the priority control algorithm, the motor based on one of the operating signal
from the serial communication input and the operating signal from the digital input.

US Pat. No. 9,812,935

ELECTRIC MACHINE, CONDUCTOR GUIDE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine comprising:
a rotor;
a stator including a plurality of teeth defining a pocket between each adjacent tooth and a plurality of windings, each of
said plurality of windings positioned around one of said plurality of teeth; and

a leakage current shielding system including:
a plurality of leakage current shields, each of said plurality of leakage current shields including a flexible body portion
thereof, the body portion defining a body portion width thereof, the body portion being conformable from a planar shape to
a body arcuate shape, the body portion of each leakage current shield positioned in one of the pockets and closely conforming
to the adjacent teeth when in the body arcuate shape and a connecting portion integral with the body portion, the connecting
portion defining a connecting portion width thereof the connecting portion width being substantially narrower than the body
portion width of the body portion, the connecting portion extending from the body portion and conformable from a planar shape
to a twisted shape in a connecting orientation substantially different from a body orientation of the connecting portion,
the body orientation being the orientation of the connecting portion where the connecting portion connects to the body portion;

a connecting ring for securing a plurality of connectors; and
each of said plurality of connectors mounted to the connecting ring, positioned adjacent one of the plurality of windings
and having a conductive portion that directly receives and secures the connecting portion of said leakage current shield when
the connecting portion is in the twisted shape in the connecting orientation, the connecting portion being conformable to
the connecting orientation while the body portion is in the body arcuate shape.

US Pat. No. 9,800,188

HYBRID DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR VARIABLE SPEED INDUCTION MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor drive circuit configured to drive a motor, said motor drive circuit comprising:
a three-phase inverter coupled to the motor and configured to generate a two-phase AC output voltage to drive the motor when
a motor commanded frequency is not within a predetermined range of line input power frequencies, said three-phase inverter
comprising:

a first phase output coupled to a main winding of the motor;
a second phase output coupled to the main winding and a start winding of the motor; and
a third phase output coupled to a capacitor that is coupled to the start winding; and
a first switch device configured to couple line input power to an output of the inverter to drive the motor using the line
input power when the motor commanded frequency is within the predetermined range of line input power frequencies.

US Pat. No. 9,735,715

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INDUCTIVE ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A controller configured to coupled to an electric motor, the controller comprising:
a rectifier configured to convert an alternating current (AC) input voltage received from a power source to a direct current
(DC) link voltage;

a DC link capacitor coupled to an output of the rectifier and having a capacitance below 10 ?F, the DC link capacitor configured
to receive the DC link voltage, wherein the DC link voltage drops to a value of approximately zero during each cycle when
the AC input voltage transits a value of zero;

an inverter coupled to an output of the DC link capacitor and comprising a plurality of switches configured to condition the
DC link voltage to output an AC voltage for driving the electric motor; and

a processor coupled to the DC link capacitor and the inverter, said processor programmed to:
receive a measurement of the DC link voltage from a voltage sensor coupled to the DC link capacitor;
issue a stopping command to stop the electric motor by opening the inverter switches each time the DC link voltage drops to
the value of approximately zero; and

control current provided to the electric motor to prevent overcharging of the DC link capacitor beyond a maximum voltage rating
of the DC link capacitor by regenerative energy when a stopping of the electric motor commences as the DC link voltage drops
to the value of approximately zero, wherein controlling the current comprises one of the following:

when the DC link voltage has the value of approximately zero, ramping the current provided to the electric motor down below
a threshold level before opening the inverter switches, the threshold level being a level at which an amplitude of the current
measured by a current sensor on the electric motor must be below before the electric motor is turned off to prevent regenerated
voltage from exceeding the maximum voltage rating of the DC link capacitor; or

causing a short-circuit condition in windings of the electric motor to force the current to circulate in the windings to prevent
any regeneration of energy back to the DC link capacitor when the DC link voltage has the value of approximately zero.

US Pat. No. 9,618,009

CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A blower assembly comprising:
a motor comprising a rotational axis;
a housing coupled to said motor, said housing comprising an outlet portion, wherein said outlet portion is configured to discharge
an outlet airflow from said housing in a first direction that is substantially perpendicular to said rotational axis; and

a transition piece coupled to said housing proximate said outlet portion, wherein said transition piece comprises a body portion
that is configured to direct the outlet airflow in a second direction that is substantially parallel to said rotational axis,
wherein said transition piece further comprises a guide plate coupled within said body portion opposite said outlet portion,
said guide plate configured to direct the outlet airflow toward said second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,134,049

ENERGY RECOVERY APPARATUS FOR A REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A refrigeration system comprising:
an evaporator comprising an intake port and a discharge port, the evaporator being configured to evaporate a cold refrigerant
from a liquid-vapor state to a vapor state;

a compressor comprising an intake port and a discharge portion, the intake port of the compressor being in fluid communication
with the discharge port of the evaporator, the compressor being configured to receive refrigerant discharged from the evaporator
and compress the refrigerant to an elevated, sub-critical pressure;

a condenser comprising an intake port and a discharge port, the intake port of the condenser being in fluid communication
with the discharge port of the compressor, the condenser being configured to receive refrigerant discharged from the compressor
and condense the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to one of a saturated-liquid state, a liquid state cooler than
the saturated-liquid state, and a liquid-vapor state near the saturated-liquid state;

an energy recovery apparatus comprising an intake port and a discharge port, the intake port of the energy recovery apparatus
being in fluid communication with the discharge port of the condenser, the discharge port of the energy recovery apparatus
being in fluid communication with the intake port of the evaporator, the energy recovery apparatus further comprising a nozzle,
a turbine, and a generator, the nozzle being configured to expand refrigerant discharged from the condenser and increase velocity
of the refrigerant as it passes through the nozzle, the turbine being positioned and configured to be driven by refrigerant
discharged from the nozzle, the discharge port of the energy recovery apparatus being downstream of the turbine, the generator
being coupled to the turbine and driven by the turbine, the generator being configured to produce electricity as a result
of the turbine being driven by refrigerant discharged from the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 9,985,494

ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND CONTROLLER AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A fluid circulating assembly comprising:an electrical machine comprising a rotor assembly, a stator assembly, and a housing, said housing comprising an annular center section and at least two extension portions extending radially outward from said annular center section, wherein said annular section and said at least two extension portions form at least a portion of a cavity within said housing; and
a controller assembly coupled to said housing, wherein said controller assembly is positioned radially outward from said stator assembly and located in at least one of said at least two extension portions within the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,880,526

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATING ANCILLARY DEVICES USING A MOTOR CONTROLLER FOR A PUMP

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller integrated in a pump motor configured to drive a pump, said motor controller configured to:
determine a first mode of operation for the pump motor, based on at least one of a predefined schedule stored by the motor
controller and an input signal received by the motor controller from at least one ancillary device, the at least one ancillary
device pertaining to an environment in which the pump motor and pump operate;

transmit a first control signal to the pump motor to operate the pump motor in the first mode;
determine a mode of operation for the at least one ancillary device based on the input signal received from the at least one
ancillary device, wherein the at least one ancillary device includes one or more of a heater, a chlorine generator, and an
ozone generator; and

transmit a second control signal wirelessly to the at least one ancillary device to change the mode of operation of the at
least one ancillary device.

US Pat. No. 9,822,782

INTEGRATED AUXILIARY LOAD CONTROL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A control system for controlling a liquid movement system, the control system comprising:
a controller electrically connected to a motor, the controller controlling a speed of the motor;
the controller electrically connected to an auxiliary load, the controller controlling the activation of the auxiliary load
based on

an inputted maximum time that the auxiliary load is to be activated, and
an inputted minimum speed of the motor that the auxiliary load is to be activated at.

US Pat. No. 9,685,843

GROUNDING DEVICE FOR ELECTRIC MACHINE AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A grounding device for an electric machine having a rotating component and a stationary component, said grounding device
comprising:
a core; and
a plurality of conductive fibers coupled to said core and extending therefrom such that at least one conductive fiber of said
plurality of conductive fibers contacts the rotating component and such that at least one conductive fiber of said plurality
of conductive fibers contacts the stationary component, said plurality of conductive fibers configured to electrically couple
the rotating component with the stationary component such that an electrostatic charge on the rotating component is directed
through said plurality of conductive fibers to the stationary component.

US Pat. No. 10,087,938

PUMP, ASSOCIATED ELECTRIC MACHINE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

6. A propulsion system for a pump for removing fluid collected from a subterranean surface adjacent a building, the system comprising:a housing including a cylindrical shell and opposed end caps;
an axial flux motor having an axial flux stator, an axial flux rotor, and a shaft connected to the axial flux rotor, the cylindrical shell of said housing surrounding said axial flux motor, the axial flux rotor mounted on the shaft and rotatably supported by the housing, the axial flux stator connected to one the opposed end caps, the axial flux stator and the axial flux rotor positioned within the cylindrical shell of said housing; and
a radial flux motor having a radial flux stator and a radial flux rotor, the shaft connected to the radial flux rotor, the radial flux stator and the radial flux rotor positioned within the cylindrical shell of said housing, the radial flux stator directly connected to the shell, the axial flux rotor and the radial flux rotor spaced from each other and solely connected to each other by the shaft, the shaft connecting the axial flux rotor and the radial flux rotor to the pump.

US Pat. No. 9,923,505

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric motor drive controller configured to be coupled to an electric motor, said drive controller comprising:
a rectifier configured to convert an AC input voltage to a DC voltage;
a DC bus electrically coupled to the rectifier;
an inverter electrically coupled to the DC bus and configured to generate an AC voltage to drive the electric motor; and
a control unit comprising:
a reference command generator configured to generate a two-phase reference current command in a direct-quadrature (d-q) reference
frame;

a conversion module configured to convert the two-phase reference current command into a three-phase reference current command;
a sign calculation module configured to determine a polarity of each phase of the three phase reference current command based
solely on the three-phase reference current command and generate a polarity set based on the determined polarities, the polarity
set representing a deadtime voltage vector associated with a deadtime effect; and

a compensation module configured to generate a voltage compensation command signal using the polarity set of the three-phase
reference current command, and one of a measurement of DC bus voltage and a constant DC bus voltage value, the voltage compensation
signal generated in a two-phase stationary reference frame, the voltage compensation signal including a compensation voltage
vector that opposes the deadtime voltage vector for said drive controller and is applied to a reference voltage command signal
in the two-phase stationary reference frame to neutralize a deadtime effect before generating a final voltage command signal
to be applied to the inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,882,447

ELECTRIC MACHINE, ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine, comprising:
a stator;
a rotor rotatably secured to said stator;
a shaft secured to said rotor, said shaft defining a sleeve engaging feature;
a sleeve defining a bore and an outer periphery thereof, said sleeve slidably secured to said shaft, said shaft defining a
shaft engaging feature; and

a bearing comprising a rolling element bearing including an inner race, an outer race and a plurality of rolling element,
the inner race defining a bore thereof, the bore of the inner race fixedly secured to the outer periphery of said sleeve,
said sleeve engaging feature and said shaft engaging feature cooperating to prohibit substantial rotational relative motion
between said sleeve and said shaft and to permit substantial axial motion between said shaft and said sleeve so as to prevent
axial loading of the inner race relative to the outer race caused by relative axial motion of the shaft relative to the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,812,920

AIR-COOLED ELECTRIC MACHINE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. An electric machine comprising:
a motor housing;
an electronics enclosure coupled to said motor housing defining an air passage between said electronics enclosure and said
motor housing, said electronics enclosure further defining at least a portion of at least one air intake connected to said
air passage, wherein said electronics enclosure is substantially air-tight; and

a fan configured to draw air through said at least one air intake and into said air passage.

US Pat. No. 9,739,486

DRAFT INDUCER FOR LOW POWER MULTISTAGE FURNACES UTILIZING AN ELECTRONICALLY COMMUTATED MOTOR SYSTEM AND AN ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A furnace assembly comprising a non-condensing furnace with a draft inducer, the draft inducer comprising a permanent magnet
electrically commutated motor and a draft inducer blower fan, the motor comprising a stator, a rotor, a motor cooling fan,
and a controller, the rotor being rotatable relative to the stator, the motor cooling fan being operatively coupled to the
rotor such that rotation of the rotor causes rotation of the motor cooling fan, the motor cooling fan being configured and
positioned to move air in a manner to cool at least some components of the motor, the draft inducer blower fan being operatively
coupled to the rotor such that rotation of the rotor causes rotation of the draft inducer blower fan, the controller being
configured to selectively operate the motor in first and second different rotational speed ranges of the rotor, the first
rotational speed range constituting a first rotational speed and all rotational speeds within five percent of the first rotational
speed, the second rotational speed range constituting a second rotational speed and all rotational speeds within five percent
of the second rotational speed, the magnitude of the second rotational speed being less than about seventy percent of the
magnitude of the first rotational speed, the controller being configured such that during normal operation of the furnace
assembly, the motor is not operable at any rotational speeds between the first rotational speed range and the second rotational
speed range except during transitionary periods in which the controller switches operation of the motor between the first
rotational speed range and the second rotational speed range or the motor transitions between on and off states.

US Pat. No. 9,201,433

SYSTEMS FOR HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING APPLICATIONS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor control system for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) applications, said motor control system comprising:
an electronically commutated motor (ECM);
control circuitry coupled to said ECM, said control circuitry configured to determine which motor operating profile of a plurality
of stored motor operating profiles said ECM operates in based on a selected mode of operation; and

an interface module coupled to said control circuitry, said interface module configured to receive at least one of a first-level
voltage signal from a first device and a second-level voltage signal from a second device and to provide said control circuitry
with the selected mode of operation based on at least one of the first-level voltage signal and the second-level voltage signal,
wherein the second-level voltage signal is of a higher voltage than the first-level voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 9,970,434

MOTOR, CONTROLLER AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A system for managing commands for a pump electric motor for powering a pump for use is one of a pool and a spa, comprising:a user interface for receiving user commands from a user;
a pump motor controller for controlling the pump electric motor,
at least one of said user interface and said pump motor controller receiving first protocol commands utilizing a first protocol from a first input source and sending first input source signals corresponding to the first protocol commands from an energy supplier to a portion of the pump motor controller,
at least one of said user interface and said pump motor controller receiving second protocol commands utilizing a second protocol from a second input source and sending second input source signals corresponding to the second protocol commands to a portion of the pump motor controller,
at least one of said user interface and said pump motor controller receiving third protocol commands utilizing a third protocol from a third input source and sending third input source signals corresponding to the third protocol commands to a portion of the pump motor controller,
at least one of said user interface and said pump motor controller selecting one of said first protocol command, said second protocol command, and said third protocol command based on a predetermined priority structure giving priority to all messages utilizing the first protocol, the predetermined priority structure including message structure, message checksum, message data length, and message baud rate,
the second protocol for a first pump manufacturer and the third protocol for a second pump manufacturer; and
a communication port operably associated with said pump motor controller, said user interface and said pump motor controller monitoring said communication port for the first protocol command.

US Pat. No. 9,765,787

CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER HOUSING HAVING SURFACE STRUCTURES, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A method of increasing efficiency of and reducing noise generated by a centrifugal blower system, said method comprising:
providing a blower system for generating an airflow, the blower system having a blower housing and a blower expansion coupled
to the blower housing, the blower system having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface defining in part
an interior space;

determining a local boundary layer height of the airflow moving across the inner surface;
providing texture along at least a first portion of at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface of the blower
system; and

determining a first height of the texture based on the determined local boundary layer height, wherein the texture first height
generates a turbulent boundary layer in the airflow and enables the airflow to cling to the inner surface of the blower system,
thereby increasing the efficiency, and reducing the noise of the centrifugal blower system assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,698,645

ELECTRIC MACHINE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An assembly for cooperation with the stator of an electric machine, for providing electrical connection thereto and for
adapting the stator for use with a selected one of series connection and a series parallel connection, said assembly comprising:
a first holder, said holder including a mounting feature operably associated with said holder and adapted for mounting said
first holder onto the stator and a plurality of circumferentially disposed receptacles operably associated with said first
holder, said holder first including first indicium connected to the body and corresponding to use with the series connection;

a second holder, said second holder including a mounting feature operably associated with said second holder and adapted for
mounting said second holder onto the stator and a plurality of circumferentially disposed receptacles operably associated
with said second holder, said holder second including second indicium connected to the body and corresponding to use with
the series parallel connection;

a first set of lead harnesses, said first set of lead harnesses adapted for use with the parallel connection, said first set
of lead harnesses including indicia connected thereto and corresponding to use with the series connection; and

a second set of lead harnesses, said second set of lead harnesses adapted for use with the second power source, said second
set of lead harnesses including indicia connected thereto and corresponding to use with the series parallel connection; and

an electrical connector connected to said holder at the receptacle, wherein said receptacle is adapted for receiving said
electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 9,379,635

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING A SIGNAL WHILE MAINTAINING ELECTRICAL ISOLATION

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A detection circuit for converting a control signal while maintaining electrical isolation between a first ground and a
second ground, the detection circuit comprising:
a first input configured to receive the control signal;
a gate signal input configured to receive a gate signal;
a transformer electrically connected to the first input, and electrically connectable to the first ground and the second ground,
the transformer configured to

receive the control signal from the first input,
transform the control signal into a transformed control signal, and
output the transformed control signal,
an isolator electrically connected to the gate signal input, the transformer, and electrically connectable to the first ground
and the second ground, the isolator configured to

receive the gate signal from the gate signal input, and
control the transformer in response to the gate signal,
a rectifier electrically connected to the transformer, the rectifier configured to
receive the transformed control signal from the transformer, and
convert the transformed control signal to a converted control signal; and
an output electrically connected to the rectifier, the output configured to output the converted control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,071,183

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING COMBINED BLOWER MOTOR AND DRAFT INDUCER MOTOR CONTROL

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A control system comprising:
a first rotating machine;
a second rotating machine; and
a motor controller physically mounted to and communicatively coupled with said first rotating machine, said motor controller
communicatively coupled with said second rotating machine, said motor controller comprising:

a first pulse width modulation (PWM) generator operable to generate a first set of pulse width modulated signals for application
to said first rotating machine;

a second PWM generator operable to generate a second set of pulse modulated signals for application to said second rotating
machine, wherein the first set of pulse width modulated signals is different than the second set of pulse modulated signals;
and

an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to receive signals from each of said first rotating machine and said second
rotating machine, the signals including at least a direct current (DC) bus voltage drawn by each of said first rotating machine
and said second rotating machine.

US Pat. No. 10,091,164

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAPPING PHYSICAL LOCATIONS OF MOTORS IN A NETWORK

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor network mapping device comprising a processor coupled to a memory device, said motor network mapping device is configured to: receive, by the processor, electronic test signals from a plurality of motors connected in a network at an installation site, the electronic test signals transmitted through a power wire coupled to and configured to provide power to each motor of the plurality of motors, the plurality of motors located in a plurality of physical cabinets at the installation site; determine, by the processor, a physical proximity of each motor relative to each of the remaining plurality of motors based on electrical properties of the received electronic test signals transmitted through the power wire, the electrical properties including at least one of time domain responses, frequency domain responses, and amounts of attenuation in the electronic test signals transmitted through the network; determine, by the processor, that first and second motors of the plurality of motors are located in a first physical cabinet of the plurality of physical cabinets based on the electrical properties;generate, by the processor, a map of physical proximities of the plurality of motors using the determined physical locations proximities of the plurality of motors; store the map in said memory device;
receive, by the processor, a message from the second motor indicating a change in operating status of the second motor, the message transmitted through the power wire; and
adjust, by the processor, an operating parameter of the first motor based on the received message.

US Pat. No. 10,069,451

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RECORDING OPERATING INFORMATION OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America,Inc....

1. A system comprising:a motor controller communicatively coupled to an electric motor, said motor controller comprising:
a processing device configured to collect operating data from the electric motor, collect motor controller information from said motor controller, and identify when a motor controller failure occurs;
a memory device communicatively coupled to said processing device, said memory device configured to receive and store (i) motor operating information in response to identifying the motor controller failure, and (ii) motor controller information for use by a successive motor controller; and
a voltage protection circuit coupled to said memory device, said voltage protection circuit configured to prevent high-voltage damage to said memory device; and
a computing device communicatively coupled to said motor controller, said computing device configured to communicate with said motor controller to retrieve at least one of the motor operating information and the motor controller information for display to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,049,846

FUSE HOLDER AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

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1. A holder for receiving an electrical fuse having first and second ends, said holder comprising:a housing;
electrical contacts secured to said housing; and
a fuse shuttle, said fuse shuttle slidably fitted to said housing and defining an opening for receiving the electrical fuse, said fuse shuttle having a fuse loading position relative to said housing and a fuse operational position relative to said housing, the fuse loading position spaced from the fuse operational position, said electrical contacts spaced from the electrical fuse when the electrical fuse is positioned in the opening and said fuse shuttle is in the fuse loading position and said electrical contacts engaging the electrical fuse when the electrical fuse is positioned in the receptacle and said fuse shuttle is in the fuse operational position, wherein said housing includes spaced apart first and second housing features, wherein said fuse shuttle includes spaced apart first and second shuttle features; having first and second receptacles, respectively, for receiving the first and second ends, respectively; and wherein each of the first and second shuttle features further includes a cooperation feature for cooperation with the first and second housing features, respectively, the cooperation features and the housing features slidably guide said fuse shuttle in the first portion of said housing.

US Pat. No. 9,856,869

MOTOR, CONTROLLER AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A pump motor controller for determining the speeds and run times of a pump motor for: use in a pool or a spa, the pump
motor having at least a high speed and a low speed:
wherein said controller receives at least one of water parameters data and outdoor parameters data;
wherein said controller receives desired pool or spa set points;
wherein said controller determines the speeds and run times of a pump motor for use in a pool based at least in part on at
least one of water parameters data and outdoor parameters data and pool or spa set points;

wherein the pump motor controller receives data corresponding to one of a plurality of operation methods, one of the plurality
of operation methods optimized for low cost with the motor operating at the high speed for a specified time period and another
of the plurality of operation methods optimized for quiet operation with the motor operating at the low speed for a longer
time period than the specified time period and wherein said controller determines the speeds and run times of a pump motor
for use in a pool based at least in part on the one of said plurality of operation methods; and

wherein the pump motor controller thereby controls the operation of the pump motor.

US Pat. No. 9,698,650

ELECTRIC DEVICE, GEARBOX AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric device, comprising:
an electric machine, said electric machine including a rotatable first shaft extending from an end thereof;
a gearbox operably connected to said electric machine, said gearbox including a first gear rotatably supported in said gearbox,
said gearbox including a gearbox housing; and

a second gear mounted directly on said first shaft, said second gear adapted to mesh with said first gear, said electric machine
and said gearbox adapted to drive a pump, said first gear defining a first gear rotational centerline, said gearbox housing
defining a second gear rotational centerline about which said second gear rotates when in position in said gearbox housing
and in mesh with said first gear, said gearbox housing defining an external opening thereof, said second gear being assembled
into said gearbox by advancing said second gear along the second gear rotational centerline from a first position outside
said gearbox to a second position in mesh with said first gear.

US Pat. No. 9,651,057

BLOWER ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A NOISE ATTENUATING IMPELLER AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A blower assembly comprising:
a housing comprising an outlet, an inlet, and a cutoff point positioned proximate said outlet; and
an impeller comprising a rear plate and a plurality of blades coupled to said rear plate, wherein said rear plate positioned
opposite said inlet, said plurality of blades each include a blade portion and a tip portion, wherein said blade portion comprises
a first radial length and said tip portion comprises a second radial length shorter than said first radial length, said tip
portion comprising a radially outer edge and a transition point that divides said radially outer edge into a first portion
and a second portion, said impeller positioned within said housing such that a first radial gap is defined between said cutoff
point and said first portion and a second radial gap is defined between said cutoff point and said second portion, wherein
said first radial gap includes a constant width that is shorter than a width of said second radial gap, wherein said rear
plate comprises a second radially outer edge positioned inward from said tip portion radially outer edge such that said tip
portions extend entirely beyond said second radially outer edge.

US Pat. No. 9,618,042

INNER RING WITH UNDERCUT TO IMPROVE TANG FLEXIBILITY

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A bearing assembly for rotatably supporting a shaft member, said bearing assembly comprising:
an outer ring having a first bearing raceway;
an inner ring having a second bearing raceway, said second bearing raceway being opposingly annularly spaced relative to said
first bearing raceway, said inner ring having a plurality of tang members extending in a cantilevered configuration from at
least one end of said inner ring, each of said plurality of tang members having a slot formed therebetween;

a plurality of bearing members being positioned in a space between and in engagement with said first bearing raceway and said
second bearing raceway;

an outer groove extending circumferentially along an outer surface of said plurality of tang members;
an undercut groove extending circumferentially along an inner surface of said inner ring and intersecting a proximal end of
each of said slots formed between said plurality of tang members, said undercut groove being axially offset relative to said
outer groove; said undercut groove adapted to increase an effective cantilever distance of said plurality of tang members
compared to an actual cantilever distance of each of said plurality of tang members, said effective cantilever distance being
measured from a distal end of each of said plurality of tang members to a proximal side of said undercut groove; and

a locking member engaging said plurality of tang members and exerting a compressing force upon said plurality of tang members
to couple said inner ring to the shaft,

wherein said second bearing raceway is wear hardened to define a wear hardened region of hardened material, said wear hardened
region having a width when measured along an outer surface of said inner ring, a standoff distance between a distal point
of said wear hardened region and said proximal side of said undercut groove being sized at least one half of said width.

US Pat. No. 10,107,380

DRIVE ASSEMBLY, COVER AND ASSOCIATED KIT

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An assembly, comprising:a gearbox having a housing with a surface thereof and having a shaft defining a shaft centerline thereof;
an adaptor mounted to the surface of the gearbox housing;
a first hollow cover component having a generally cylindrical inner periphery for closely conforming to the shaft and having a generally planar periphery coplanar to the shaft centerline when said first hollow cover component is mounted to said adaptor; and;
a second hollow cover component having a generally cylindrical inner periphery for closely conforming to the shaft and having a generally planar periphery coplanar to the shaft centerline when said second hollow cover component is mounted to said adaptor, the generally planar periphery of the second hollow cover component mating with the generally planar periphery of the second hollow cover component so that the first hollow cover component and the second hollow cover component ma be assembled to each other in a direction perpendicular to the shaft centerline, wherein the inner periphery of the first hollow cover component, the inner periphery of the second hollow cover component and the adaptor include a bayonet locking feature to engage the hollow cover components to the adaptor.

US Pat. No. 9,995,305

FLUID FLOW APPARATUS, FAN ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A fan, comprising:a first axial flux motor having a first axial flux motor rotor and a first axial flux motor stator;
a first plurality of fan blades coupled to said first axial flux motor;
a second axial flux motor having a second axial flux motor rotor and a second axial flux motor stator, said second axial flux motor including an operating mode to free wheel when said first motor is energized; and
a second plurality of fan blades coupled to the second axial flux motor and spaced from the first plurality of fan blades, the second axial flux motor stator spaced from the first axial flux motor stator, wherein said second axial flux motor includes a generator to absorb the energy transferred from the first plurality of fan blades to the second plurality of fan blades when the second plurality of fan blades is freewheeling while the said first axial flux motor rotates the first plurality of fan blades.

US Pat. No. 9,765,793

FAN IMPELLER BLADE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A centrifugal fan impeller comprising:
a front endring;
a rear endring; and
a plurality of blades coupled between said front endring and said rear endring, at least one of said plurality of blades comprising:
a blade span extending between said front endring and said rear endring;
a leading edge;
a trailing edge;
a first elliptical cross-sectional profile extending between said leading edge and said trailing edge at a first point along
said blade span; and

a second elliptical cross-sectional profile at a second point along said blade span, wherein said first elliptical cross-sectional
profile is a first portion of an ellipse and said second elliptical cross-sectional profile is a second portion of the ellipse
that is different from the ellipse first portion.

US Pat. No. 9,537,350

SWITCH-MODE POWER SUPPLY WITH A DUAL PRIMARY TRANSFORMER

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A switch-mode power supply comprising:
a transformer comprising a first primary winding coupled to an alternating current (AC) power source, a second primary winding
coupled to a direct current (DC) power source, and a secondary winding configured to derive a main voltage output from the
first and second primary windings, the AC power source including an AC generator that is electrically isolated from the DC
power source;

a first controller configured to drive the first primary winding to generate the main voltage output at the secondary winding
using AC power generated by rotation of the AC generator, the main voltage output being electrically isolated from the AC
power source;

a second controller configured to drive the second primary winding to regulate the main voltage output at the secondary winding
using DC power from the DC power source when the AC generator is not rotating, causing the transformer to not receive power
from the AC power source; and

an interlock signal isolator configured to generate an isolation barrier to electrically isolate the first controller from
the second controller and the DC power source and allow logic information to pass therethrough, the interlock signal isolator
configured to receive a first logic signal indicating that the DC power source is active and transmit a second logic signal
across the isolation barrier commanding the first controller to deactivate while the DC power source is active.

US Pat. No. 9,819,246

ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND CONTROLLER AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

10. A furnace system comprising:
a furnace comprising a plurality of heater elements;
an electrical machine comprising:
a fan guard positioned at a first end of said electrical machine, said fan guard comprising a first air flow channel therethrough;
a stator assembly coupled to said fan guard and comprising a stator yoke and a stator pole shoe comprising a plurality of
stator poles coupled to said stator yoke, said stator assembly further comprising a second air flow channel defined between
said stator yoke and an adjacent pair of stator poles of said plurality of stator poles;

a rotor assembly positioned inside said stator assembly, said rotor assembly comprising a rotatable shaft and a rotor coupled
thereto, said rotatable shaft defining a rotation axis of said electrical machine;

a control electronics board comprising a plurality of heat making components; and
a housing comprising a vented base and a closure, said housing coupled to said stator assembly at a second end of said electrical
machine opposite said first end, said housing configured to enclose said control electronics board, wherein said vented base
comprises a plurality of vent openings opened toward said first end; and

a blower assembly coupled to said first end of said electrical machine.

US Pat. No. 9,803,726

QUICK RELEASE AUTOMATIC TENSIONING MOTOR BASE AND WEAR INDICATOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A quick-release automatic tensioning motor base for supporting a motor relative to a fixed structure, the motor driving
a device to be driven via a drive belt, the quick-release automatic tensioning motor base comprising:
first and second base brackets connectable to a fixed structure,
a guide rail being fixedly coupled between the first and second base brackets;
a platform assembly slidably coupled to the guide rail for movement along the guide rail relative to the first and second
base brackets, the platform assembly being configured to support and retain the motor thereon;

a spring assembly being selectively coupled to the first base bracket and fixedly coupled to the platform assembly for movement
therewith, the spring assembly applying a biasing force to the platform assembly to automatically maintain a predetermined
belt tension along the drive belt; and

a quick-release assembly having a quick-release member selectively engageable between the spring assembly and the first base
bracket, the quick-release assembly being positionable in a first position to couple the spring assembly to the first base
bracket and a second position to release the spring assembly from the first base bracket.

US Pat. No. 9,689,264

CENTRIFUGAL FAN IMPELLER WITH VARIABLE SHAPE FAN BLADES AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

3. A centrifugal fan impeller comprising:
a rear plate including a center axis; and
a plurality of flexible fan blades, each flexible fan blade including:
a fixed portion fixedly coupled to said rear plate;
a moveable portion extending from said fixed portion, said moveable portion being moveable between a first position and a
second position; and

a plurality of counterweights coupled to said moveable portion to bias said moveable position toward at least one of said
first position and said second position, wherein said plurality of counterweights are mounted to an outer surface of said
moveable portion.

US Pat. No. 9,653,951

INSULATION MEMBER FOR USE WITH A STATOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE STATOR ASSEMBLY

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A stator assembly including a plurality of stator segments, the stator assembly comprising:
a core comprising a plurality of teeth and at least one end face;
an insulation member positioned between adjacent teeth of said core, said insulation member comprising:
a body including a first end and an opposite second end, said body comprising at least one tooth portion, a first yoke portion
that extends from said at least one tooth portion, a second yoke portion, and a connection portion extending between said
first and second yoke portions; and

a cuff formed from at least one of the first end and the second end of said body, said cuff extending along at least one of
said at least one tooth portion and said at least one yoke portion, wherein said cuff comprises a flap folded over said body
defining a bent portion of said cuff, the bent portion extending continuously along said at least one tooth portion, said
first and second yoke portions, and said connection portion, and wherein said insulation member is positioned such that a
tip of said flap is spaced a distance from said at least one end face; and

an end cap coupled to said at least one end face, wherein at least a portion of said end cap is positioned in the spaced distance
between said at least one end face and said tip of said flap; and

a wire wound about at least one of said plurality of teeth such that said insulation member is positioned between said core
tooth and said wire.

US Pat. No. 9,577,556

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STARTING A MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller coupled to a motor, said motor controller configured to:
transmit, during installation and an initial startup of the motor, a first instruction to the motor to perform a first start
attempt utilizing at least one parameter in a first set of parameters, wherein the first set of parameters are not preconfigured
for a specific application in which the motor is being installed;

receive first feedback associated with the first start attempt from the motor;
transmit, in response to the first feedback, a second instruction to the motor to perform a second start attempt utilizing
at least one parameter in a second set of parameters, wherein the second set of parameters correspond to increased values
of the first set of parameters;

determine, from second feedback associated with the second start attempt, that the second set of parameters caused the motor
to start successfully; and

store, in a memory associated with said motor controller, the second set of parameters as starting parameters to be used for
subsequent startups of the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,132,521

RETROFIT MOTOR SYSTEM FOR HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING APPLICATIONS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An interface module for coupling an electric motor to a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) control system, said interface module comprising:a set of input terminals configured to be coupled to and to receive an input signal from at least one of a first device and a second device associated with the HVAC control system; and
control circuitry coupled to said set of input terminals and configured to:
determine a motor profile to apply to the electric motor based at least partially on the input signal; and
transmit an output signal to the electric motor, the output signal including an instruction for the electric motor to apply the determined motor profile.

US Pat. No. 10,006,469

DIFFUSER AND METHOD OF OPERATING DIFFUSER

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A diffuser for expanding the cross-sectional area of an airstream comprising:an inlet comprising an inlet cross-sectional area;
an outlet comprising an outlet cross-sectional area, said outlet cross-sectional area greater than said inlet cross-sectional area, wherein said diffuser is configured to enable an airstream to move in an airstream direction from said inlet to said outlet;
a curved sidewall extending from said inlet to said outlet and at least partially defining an inner passageway, said curved sidewall comprising a convex portion and a concave portion, wherein said convex portion and said concave portion are curved in a first direction parallel to the airstream direction; and
a turning vane disposed between said inlet and said outlet and configured to channel air towards said curved sidewall, wherein said turning vane has a convex portion that is aligned with said curved sidewall convex portion and a concave portion that is aligned with said curved sidewall concave portion to facilitate the airstream following said curved sidewall.

US Pat. No. 9,945,390

CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

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1. A centrifugal blower assembly comprising:a housing defining an interior space;
an impeller configured to channel an airflow within the interior space;
a motor coupled to said impeller and configured to rotate said impeller about an axis; and
a plurality of mounting arms, wherein at least one mounting arm of the plurality of mounting arms includes a first end coupled to said housing and a second end coupled to said motor, said at least one mounting arm having a cross-sectional profile, wherein said cross-sectional profile comprises a portion of an airfoil shape, wherein said cross-sectional profile is taken from a radially inner surface of said at least one mounting arm to a radially outer surface of said at least one mounting arm, wherein the cross-sectional profile includes:
an arcuate portion;
a first leg extending from a first end of said arcuate portion; and
a second leg extending from a second end of said arcuate portion, wherein said first leg and said second leg converge toward each other, and wherein one of said first leg or said second leg include a flap extending therefrom, said flap configured to guide the airflow in a predetermined direction.

US Pat. No. 9,945,421

BEARING RETAINER, BEARING AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

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1. A bearing retainer for use in a bearing including an inner ring, rolling elements, lubricant and an outer ring, the bearing retainer comprising a body, said body defining an inner periphery and an outer periphery thereof, said body further defining a plurality of inner walls, each inner wall defining an opening extending from the inner periphery to the outer periphery, the plurality of openings adapted to receive one of the rolling elements, the inner walls adapted to keep the rolling elements in a spaced apart relationship, at least one of the inner walls defining an aperture therethrough, the aperture for storing the lubricant therein, wherein said body further defines an intermediate periphery, extending from the inner periphery to the outer periphery, wherein at least one of the inner periphery, the intermediate periphery and the external periphery defines a first pocket for receiving the lubricant, wherein at least one of the inner periphery, the intermediate periphery and the external periphery defines a second pocket for receiving the lubricant, the second pocket spaced from the first pocket, wherein the first pocket and the second pocket are positioned between adjacent openings.

US Pat. No. 9,748,816

AXIAL FLUX ELECTRIC MACHINE INCLUDING AN INTEGRAL BRAKE AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An axial flux electric machine comprising:
a rotatable shaft;
a stator core comprising a ferromagnetic material and defining an axis of rotation;
a rotor assembly comprising a plurality of permanent magnets, said rotor assembly rotatable about said axis of rotation;
an axial air gap defined between said stator core and said rotor assembly, said rotor assembly being axially displaceable
towards and away from said stator core, said rotor assembly has a first position wherein said axial gap is a predetermined
width greater than zero, and a second position wherein said axial gap is zero, such that said rotor assembly and said stator
core contact each other; and

a brake assembly configured to displace said rotor assembly between the first position and the second position, said brake
assembly comprising:

a release bearing coupled to said rotor assembly;
an endbell configured to couple to a housing of said axial flux electric machine;
a fork pivotably coupled to said endbell, said fork configured to engage said release bearing to displace said rotor assembly
between the first position and the second position; and

a first actuator coupled between said endbell and said fork, said first actuator configured to control displacement of said
fork.

US Pat. No. 9,735,725

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSIENT VOLTAGE PROTECTION

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1. A transient voltage protection system for conditioning power provided by an alternating current (AC) power line to an electric
motor drive controller, the power line including a line conductor, a neutral conductor, and a ground conductor, said transient
voltage protection system comprising:
a first stage protection device coupled to an input of a rectifier of the motor drive controller, said first stage protection
device configured to suppress a transient voltage between the line conductor and the neutral conductor to prevent damage to
the motor drive controller, said first stage protection device comprising:

a first voltage clamping device having a first end coupled to the line conductor and a second end;
a second voltage clamping device coupled electrically in parallel to said first voltage clamping device and having a first
end coupled to the line conductor and a second end; and

a gas discharge tube coupled in series between the neutral conductor and said second ends of said first and second voltage
clamping devices; and

a second stage protection device coupled between the rectifier and an inverter of the motor drive controller, said second
stage protection device configured to further suppress the transient voltage to prevent damage to the inverter, said second
stage protection device comprising:

a voltage clamping device having a first end and a second end, said first end coupled to a direct current (DC) link of the
motor drive controller at a first output terminal of the rectifier; and

a semiconductor device coupled in series to said voltage clamping device between said second end of said voltage clamping
device and a second output terminal of the rectifier.

US Pat. No. 9,689,396

ENTRAPMENT DETECTION FOR VARIABLE SPEED PUMP SYSTEM USING LOAD COEFFICIENT

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A pump monitoring system, comprising a controller configured to:
determine a first value for motor power, the first value for motor power indicative of pump performance;
determine a second value, the second value indicative of at least one selected from the group consisting of a liquid velocity
and a motor speed;

calculate a pump load coefficient to produce a calculated pump load coefficient, the calculated pump load coefficient based
at least in part on the first value and the second value;

filter the calculated pump load coefficient using a first time constant to produce a filtered pump load coefficient;
filter the calculated pump load coefficient using a second time constant to produce a filtered floating threshold value, the
second time constant being greater than the first time constant;

compare the filtered pump load coefficient with the filtered floating threshold value;
detect a blockage of a drain based on a comparison of the filtered pump load coefficient and the filtered floating threshold
value;

adjust an operation of the pump based on the detected blockage, and
wherein the controller is further configured to
calculate a difference between the calculated pump load coefficient for a first cycle and a previous pump load coefficient
calculated for a previous cycle a first defined number of cycles before the first cycle, the first defined number of cycles
being greater than one, and

detect a blockage of the drain when the difference traverses a threshold for a second defined number of cycles.

US Pat. No. 9,684,290

MOTOR CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MOTOR AFTER A POWER-LOSS EVENT

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller configured to be coupled to a variable speed motor, said motor controller comprising a computing device
configured to:
determine power is being supplied to the motor controller after a power-loss event;
determine whether user input information was received before the power-loss event; and
operate the motor in accordance with a predetermined operating schedule such that said computing device operates the motor
at a first speed for a first time period, and after completion of the first time period, said computing device operates the
motor at a second speed for a second time period.

US Pat. No. 9,631,811

DRAFT INDUCER FOR LOW POWER MULTISTAGE FURNACES UTILIZING AN ELECTRONICALLY COMMUTATED MOTOR SYSTEM AND AN ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A furnace assembly comprising a non-condensing furnace with a draft inducer, the draft inducer comprising a permanent magnet
electrically commutated motor and a draft inducer blower fan, the motor comprising a stator, a rotor, a motor cooling fan,
and a controller, the rotor being rotatable relative to the stator, the motor cooling fan being operatively coupled to the
rotor such that rotation of the rotor causes rotation of the motor cooling fan, the motor cooling fan being configured and
positioned to move air in a manner to cool at least some components of the motor, the draft inducer blower fan being operatively
coupled to the rotor such that rotation of the rotor causes rotation of the draft inducer blower fan, the controller being
configured to selectively operate the motor in first and second different torque ranges of the rotor, the first torque range
constituting a first torque and all torques within five percent of the first torque, the second torque range constituting
a second torque and all torques within five percent of the second torque, the magnitude of the second torque being less than
about seventy percent of the magnitude of the first torque, the controller being configured such that during normal operation
of the furnace assembly the motor is not operable at any torques between the first torque range and the second torque range
except during transitionary periods in which the controller switches operation of the motor between the first torque range
and the second torque range or the motor transitions between on and off states.

US Pat. No. 10,088,194

SYSTEMS FOR AND METHODS OF DIRECTING AIRFLOW IN AIR HANDLING SYSTEMS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An air handling system comprising:a fan configured to circulate air;
a housing comprising:
at least one wall defining a passageway for the air, said at least one wall having a surface and an edge; and
at least one vortex generator including:
a substantially rectangular-shaped first plate having a substantially flat face and an edge; and
a base plate extending from said first plate edge and coupled to said at least one wall, said at least one vortex generator coupled to said at least one wall, said at least one vortex generator extending at least partially into said passageway, said vortex generator face oriented substantially perpendicular to said surface, said vortex generator edge oriented to form an irregular angle with said wall edge.

US Pat. No. 9,853,524

MOTOR AND CONTROLLER WITH ISOLATION MEMBERS BETWEEN ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine, comprising:
a stator including an electromagnetic coil;
a rotor, said rotor configured to rotate relative to said stator; and
a controller for controlling the electromagnetic coil, said controller including:
a board;
a first bulk capacitor mounted to said board;
a second bulk capacitor mounted to said board, said first bulk capacitor defining a first bulk capacitor exterior surface
thereof, said second bulk capacitor defining a second bulk capacitor exterior surface thereof, the first bulk capacitor exterior
surface and the surface bulk capacitor exterior surface defining a space therebetween; and

a first isolation member, said first isolation member connected to said first bulk capacitor and positioned in the space between
said first bulk capacitor said and second bulk capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,777,735

BLOWER MOTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING AIR DIRECTING SURFACE

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1. A first blower assembly comprising:
a centrifugal fan rotatable about a fan axis, the centrifugal fan having a plurality of axially extending impeller blades,
a first axial end, and an air inlet, the air inlet being at the first axial end of the centrifugal fan, the impeller blades
having inner surfaces that combine to define a fan inner diameter df;

a motor assembly comprising a stator, a rotor, and an air directing surface, the rotor being configured to rotate relative
to the stator about a rotor axis, the centrifugal fan being coupled to the rotor in a manner such that the centrifugal fan
rotates with the rotor about the rotor axis, the air directing surface being shaped and configured to direct air drawn into
the air inlet radially outwardly toward the impeller blades, the air directing surface having a first end and a second end,
the air directing surface extending generally along the rotor axis from the first end to the second end, at least a surface
region of the air directing surface generally circumscribing the rotor axis and diverging radially outwardly as such surface
region of the air directing surface extends away from the first end of the air directing surface and toward the second end
of the air directing surface, said surface region of the air directing surface being axially aligned with portions of the
impeller blades such that said surface region of the air directing surface is surrounded by said portions of the impeller
blades;

a plurality of electronic components adapted and configured to control the motor, said plurality of electronic components
being positioned relative to the air directing surface such that at least 75% by volume of said plurality of electronic components
is axially between the first and second ends of the air directing surface and surrounded by the air directing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,557

FURNACE BLOWER ASSEMBLY WITH A DIVERTER

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A furnace blower assembly comprising:a fan housing;
a fan within the housing, the fan being adapted to rotate relative to the housing about a fan axis, the fan axis defining mutually perpendicular axial and radial directions relative to the housing;
a motor operatively coupled to the fan;
a tubular diverter;
the housing defining an interior compartment, at least one air inlet, and a diverter receiving opening, the diverter receiving opening being adapted to receive a portion of the diverter, the fan and housing cooperating in a manner such that rotation of the fan about the fan axis causes air to be drawn into the interior compartment via the air inlet and to exit the interior compartment via the diverter receiving opening;
the diverter having an air directing ramp and a discharge port;
the diverter receiving opening and the diverter being adapted such that at least a portion of the air directing ramp is within the interior compartment of the housing, at least a portion of the air directing ramp within the interior compartment of the housing extending obliquely from a plane perpendicular to the fan axis, the air directing ramp being adapted to change direction of air flowing through the diverter receiving opening.

US Pat. No. 10,072,662

DYNAMIC SPEED CONTROL FOR PUMP MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A pump system comprising:a pump configured to move a liquid through the pump system, the pump including a pump motor;
a pump controller configured to:
determine a difference between an actual motor speed and a target motor speed,
control the actual motor speed by adjusting a current of the pump motor based on the difference between the actual motor speed and the target motor speed and according to a gain setting,
compare the difference between the actual motor speed and the target motor speed with a first threshold for delineating a first gain value from a second gain value,
apply the first gain value as the gain setting when the difference between the actual motor speed and the target motor speed does not exceed the first threshold,
apply the second gain value as the gain setting when the difference between the actual motor speed and the target motor speed exceeds the first threshold, the second gain value being greater than the first gain value,
compare the difference between the actual motor speed and the target motor speed with a second threshold for delineating the second gain value from a third gain value,
apply the second gain value as the gain setting when the difference between the actual motor speed and the target motor speed exceeds the first threshold and the difference does not exceed the second threshold, and
apply the third gain value as the gain setting when the difference between the actual motor speed and the target motor speed exceeds both the first threshold and the second threshold, the third gain value being greater than both the first gain value and the second gain value; and
a first valve, wherein the first valve is coupled to the pump system such that closing the first valve reduces a load on the pump motor and results in an increase of the actual motor speed, and wherein the first valve is coupled to the pump system such that the difference between the target motor speed and the actual motor speed immediately after the first valve is closed exceeds the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,059,529

SUPPORT PAD, SYSTEM AND LEG ASSEMBLY

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1. A support pad for supporting a member, comprising:a body defining a bottom and an opposed top having a top external surface, said body having a central portion thereof, the central portion defining a spherically shaped pocket formed in the top of said body and for receiving a spherically shaped end of the member and defining a central axis of said body, said body also having a dome shaped intermediate portion extending radially outward from the central portion, and said body further having an outer portion extending radially outward from the central portion, the bottom including a support pad support surface, the dome shaped intermediate portion having a uniform wall thickness; and
a washer positioned adjacent the top external surface of said body and having an inner surface defining a central opening in said washer, the inner surface in contact with the member and the member having an external periphery in contact with the inner surface of said washer, the member and said washer in contact with the member around the entire inner surface of said washer, wherein the dome shaped intermediate portion of said body defines a plurality of transverse cylindrical openings extending perpendicularly from the support pad support surface of said body.

US Pat. No. 10,038,348

LINER, STATOR ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

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1. A stator assembly comprising:a body defining a plurality of teeth extending inwardly toward a center of said body, said teeth defining a plurality of cavities, each of said plurality of cavities positioned between adjacent teeth, said body defining opposed first and second planar external faces, each of said teeth and each of the cavities extending from the first face to the second face;
a plurality of liners, each of said plurality of liners including a central portion for positioning in a cavity between adjacent teeth formed in the stator, a first end portion extending from said central portion and in engagement with a first planar external face of said body, and a second end portion extending from said central portion and in engagement with a second planar external face of said body; and
electrically conductive wire, at least a portion of said wire wound through one of the cavities formed by the teeth of the body, over the first planar external face, through an adjacent cavity formed by the teeth of the body, and over the second planar external face to form a first coil wound around one of the teeth of the body, at least a portion of said wire wound similarly around each of the other teeth of the body to form additional coils, said wire forming each of the coils being solely supported by the liners, said first coil and the first planar external face defining a substantial cavity formed between said first coil and the first planar external face for providing space for providing end turns and connections.

US Pat. No. 10,012,236

FAN

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A centrifugal fan, having an inlet and an outlet, said fan comprising:a support structure defining an axis of rotation thereof;
a plurality of blades, each of said plurality of blades connected to said support structure, each of said plurality of blades having a length along a direction parallel to the axis of rotation of said support structure extending from a first side of said one of said plurality of blades to an opposed second side of said one of said plurality of blades and having a width transverse to its length and extending from a radially inward first end of said one of said plurality of blades to an opposed radially outward second end of said one of said plurality of blades, said plurality of blades defining an internal periphery thereof; and
a turning vane connected to the plurality of blades and positioned centrally along the length of the blades, said turning vane including a trailing edge secured to the internal periphery of said plurality of blades and a smoothly rounded nose extending radially inward from the trailing edge.

US Pat. No. 9,919,340

METHOD FOR MAKING A COMPONENT FOR USE IN AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A method for making a component for use in an electric machine, the method comprising the steps of:
applying first and second portions of a first material to a first surface;
applying a second material to the first portion of first material;
bonding the second material to the first portion of the first material;
removing the second portion of the first material to form a void defined by the first portion of the first material;
applying a conductive material in the void,
applying an insulating layer to the second material;
applying first and second portions of a third material to the insulating layer;
applying a fourth material to the first portion of third material;
bonding the fourth material to the first portion of the third material;
removing the second portion of the third material to form a void defined by the first portion of the third material; and
applying a conductive material in the void.

US Pat. No. 9,897,986

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING A MOTOR CONTROLLER TO COMMUNICATE USING MULTIPLE DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A method for enabling communication between a motor controller and an external device, said method comprising:
detecting, by a computing device in the motor controller, a voltage change at a communication port coupled to the computing
device to determine that the external device has connected to the communication port;

transmitting, by the computing device, an initial communication to the external device using a first communication protocol
of a plurality of communication protocols stored on a memory of the motor controller upon determining that the external device
has connected to the communication port;

when a response is received from the external device using the first communication protocol, identifying, by the computing
device, the first communication protocol as the protocol used by the external device and communicating with the external device
thereafter using the first communication protocol to receive a command from the external device to set a speed of the motor;
and

when no response to the initial communication is received after a predetermined time period:
transmitting a second communication to the external device using a second communication protocol;
when a response is received from the external device using the second communication protocol, communicating with the external
device thereafter using the second communication protocol; and

determining that the external device does not communicate using the second communication protocol after the predetermined
amount of time has elapsed and said computing device has not received a communication from the external device using the second
communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,853,532

MAGNETIC TRANSMISSION

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1. An electromagnetic transmission assembly comprising:
a stator having a central axis and a plurality of selectively-energized electromagnetic poles;
a first rotor assembly rotatably supported for rotation about the central axis, the first rotor assembly including a first
rotor shaft and a castellated rotor including a plurality of radially arranged ferromagnetic pole portions disposed in a housing;

a second rotor assembly rotatably supported for rotation about the central axis, the second rotor assembly including a second
rotor shaft and a permanent-magnet rotor, wherein the first rotor assembly is at least partially magnetically coupled to the
second rotor assembly when the plurality of electromagnetic poles are energized;

a DC power supply for supplying the electrical current to the stator;
a switch electrically connected between the stator and the DC power supply to selectively couple DC to the plurality of selectively-energized
electromagnetic poles;

wherein the selectively energizing the electromagnetic poles with the DC power supply creates a magnetic field at least partially
coupling the first rotor assembly and the second rotor assembly; and

wherein the selectively de-energizing the electromagnetic poles with the DC power supply substantially decouples the first
rotor assembly and the second rotor assembly such that the prime mover operates substantially independent of the load.

US Pat. No. 9,831,727

PERMANENT MAGNET ROTOR AND METHODS THEREOF

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine comprising:
a machine housing;
a stator disposed at least partially within said housing, said stator comprising a plurality of teeth and an aluminum winding
wound around at least one tooth of said plurality of teeth; and

a radially embedded permanent magnet rotor disposed at least partially within said housing, said rotor comprising:
at least one rotor pole defining a portion of at least one radial aperture extending axially through said rotor, said at least
one rotor pole comprising a first indention extending axially through said rotor; and

at least one radially embedded permanent magnet positioned in said at least one radial aperture and comprising a second indention
extending axially through said at least one radially embedded permanent magnet, said first indention and said second indention
oriented to define a space between said at least one rotor pole and said at least one radially embedded permanent magnet,
said rotor configured to provide increased flux to reduce motor efficiency loss compared to a copper winding, wherein a non-magnetic
material is injection molded into the space defined by the first and second indentions, said non-magnetic material configured
to substantially prevent movement of said at least one radially embedded permanent magnet relative to said at least one radial
aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,825,560

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor drive system comprising: a first inductor coupled to a second inductor by a first common toroid core having two
windings to boost inductance, said coupled first and second inductors comprising a first side commonly coupled to a first
input configured to be coupled to a positive line input of an alternating current (AC) power supply;
a third inductor coupled to a fourth inductor by a second common toroid core having two windings to boost inductance, said
coupled third and fourth inductors comprising a first side commonly coupled to a second input configured to be coupled to
a negative line input of the AC power supply,

a digital active power factor correction (PFC) controller coupled to at least one switch having a first terminal coupled to
an output of one of said first, second, third, and fourth inductors and a second terminal coupled to one of a first and a
second shunt resistor, said digital active PFC controller is configured to:

receive a measured value of the at least one operating parameter of said interleaved bridgeless PFC converter-based motor
drive system;

determine a duty cycle using the measured value of the at least one operating parameter:
output a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal for controlling said at least one switch in accordance with the determined duty
cycle; and

configured to cause current in at least one of said coupled first and second inductors and said coupled third and fourth inductors
to be interleaved.

US Pat. No. 9,825,565

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STARTING A MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller coupled to a motor, the motor controller configured to:
transmit a first instruction to the motor to perform a first start attempt utilizing at least one parameter in a first set
of parameters, wherein the first set of parameters are not preconfigured for a specific application in which the motor is
being installed;

receive first feedback associated with the first start attempt from the motor; and
transmit, in response to the first feedback, a second instruction to the motor to perform a second start attempt utilizing
at least one parameter in a second set of parameters, wherein the second set of parameters differ from the first set of parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,175,080

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDICATING AN EFFICIENCY OF A FLUID MOVEMENT SYSTEM

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller coupled to an efficiency indicator device and to a motor that is coupled to a fluid movement device, said motor controller comprising a processor, said motor controller configured to:determine a fluid flow amount representing an amount of fluid moved by the fluid movement device during a predefined time period, the fluid flow amount determined based on a feedback signal received from the motor including a speed measurement and a torque measurement of the motor;
determine a power usage amount representing an amount of power used by at least the fluid movement device and the motor in association with the fluid flow amount, the power usage amount determined based on a voltage applied to the motor by said motor controller and a bus current measured by a current sensor within said motor controller;
calculate at least one efficiency parameter of the motor based on the determined fluid flow amount and the determined power usage amount;
generate an efficiency report including the calculated at least one efficiency parameter of the motor; and
display the efficiency report on the efficiency indicator device.

US Pat. No. 9,806,583

QUICK RELEASE AUTOMATIC TENSIONING MOTOR BASE AND SPRING COMPRESSION RETENTION MECHANISM

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A quick-release automatic tensioning motor base for supporting a motor relative to a fixed structure, the motor driving
a device to be driven via a drive belt, the quick-release automatic tensioning motor base comprising:
at least two base brackets connectable to a fixed structure,
at least one guide rail being fixedly coupled between the at least two base brackets;
a platform assembly slidably coupled to the at least one guide rail for movement along the at least one guide rail relative
to the at least two base brackets, the platform assembly being configured to support and retain the motor thereon;

a spring assembly being selectively coupled between the at least two base brackets and fixedly coupled to the platform assembly
for movement therewith, the spring assembly applying a biasing force to the platform assembly to automatically maintain a
predetermined belt tension along the drive belt;

a quick-release assembly having a quick-release member selectively engageable between the spring assembly and a first of the
at least two base brackets, the quick-release assembly being positionable in a first position to retain the spring assembly
to the first of the at least two base brackets and a second position to release the spring assembly from the first of the
at least two base brackets; and

a spring compression retention assembly being operably coupled to the spring assembly, the spring compression retention assembly
maintaining spring compression on the spring assembly even when the quick-release assembly is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,755,482

ELECTRIC MACHINE WITH LIQUID COOLING AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A stator for use in a liquid cooled electric machine having a rotor, said stator comprising:
a stator body having an outer periphery and an inner periphery;
at least one first coolant passage extending radially through said stator body from said outer periphery to said inner periphery,
wherein said at least one first coolant passage facilitates providing a coolant to an air gap defined between said stator
body and the rotor;

at least one second coolant passage extending radially through said stator body; and
at least one third coolant passage extending substantially annularly through said stator body intermediate the outer periphery
and the inner periphery from said at least one first coolant passage to said at least one second coolant passage, wherein
said at least one third coolant passage is fluidly coupled to said at least one first coolant passage and said at least one
second coolant passage, said at least one second coolant passage extending from said at least one third coolant passage to
said inner periphery.

US Pat. No. 9,634,594

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATIC ROTATION DIRECTION DETERMINATION OF ELECTRONICALLY COMMUTATED MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller configured to control an electric motor, the electric motor configured to rotate a blower, said motor
controller comprising a processor in communication with a memory device, said processor configured to:
automatically operate the electric motor to rotate the blower in a first mode of operation at a first operating parameter
during an initial power-up of the electric motor;

measure a first amount of a second operating parameter of the electric motor in the first mode of operation at the first operating
parameter;

determine whether the first mode of operation corresponds to a predefined mode of operation based on the measured first amount
of the second operating parameter; and

when the first mode of operation corresponds to the predefined mode of operation, automatically store the first mode of operation
as a proper mode of operation in the memory device associated with said motor controller such that said motor controller operates
the electric motor in the proper mode of operation during all subsequent power-ups after the initial power-up of the electric
motor.

US Pat. No. 9,621,080

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RECORDING OPERATING INFORMATION OF AN ELECTRONICALLY COMMUTATED MOTOR

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A unit for recording operating information of an electric motor, said unit comprising:
a motor controller communicatively coupled to an electric motor, said motor controller comprising a processing device configured
to control said unit, collect operating data from an electric motor, collect motor controller information from said motor
controller, and identify when a motor controller failure occurs;

a memory device communicatively coupled to said processing device, said memory device configured to receive and store (i)
motor operating information in response to identifying the motor controller failure and (ii) motor controller information
far use by a successive motor controller; and

a voltage protection circuit coupled to said memory device, wherein said voltage protection circuit prevents high voltage
damage to said memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,075,118

HYBRID DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR VARIABLE SPEED INDUCTION MOTOR SYSTEM AND METHODS OF CONTROL

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A controller for controlling a motor, said controller configured to:generate a two-phase AC output voltage to drive the motor using a three-phase inverter when a motor commanded frequency is not within a predetermined range of line input power frequencies, the three-phase inverter including a first phase output coupled to a main winding of the motor, a second phase output coupled to the main winding and a start winding of the motor, and a third phase output coupled to a capacitor that is coupled to the start winding;
couple line input power to an output of the three-phase inverter using a first switch device when the motor commanded frequency is within the predetermined range of line input power frequencies, the first switch device coupled to the three-phase inverter; and
close a bypass switch device coupled in parallel to the capacitor when the line input power is coupled to the output of the three-phase inverter, the bypass switch device operable to bypass the capacitor when closed and enable operation of the capacitor when open.

US Pat. No. 10,008,968

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SENSING A LINE POWERING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric motor controller configured to be coupled to an electric motor, said controller comprising:a first power input connector, a second power input connector, and a third power input connector, each of said first, second, and third power input connectors configured to receive power from an alternating current (AC) power source, wherein only one of said first, second, and third power input connectors is energized at a time;
a radio frequency (RF) based line sensing device coupled to at least said first and second power input connectors and configured to generate a sensing device signal when one of said at least said first and second power input connectors is energized by the AC power source, wherein the sensing device signal is based on an RF signal generated in said first, second, and third power input connectors; and
a microcontroller configured to:
generate the RF signal in said first, second, and third power input connectors while one of said first, second, and third power input connectors is energized; and
determine which of said first, second, and third power input connectors is energized based at least in part on whether the sensing device signal is received by said microcontroller.

US Pat. No. 10,006,462

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY COMMUNICATING WITH ELECTRIC MOTORS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric motor communication system for use with a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, said electric motor communication system comprising:an electric motor assembly comprising:
an electric motor including a plurality of winding stages housed within a motor housing; and
a motor controller coupled to the motor housing, said motor controller comprising:
an enclosure mounted to the motor housing;
a wireless communication device comprising a wireless antenna positioned within said enclosure, said wireless antenna configured to transmit wireless signals from said electric motor including performance data associated with operation of said electric motor and failure data associated with a failure of said electric motor to at least one external device in response to a request from the at least one external device, said wireless antenna configured to receive wireless signals for said electric motor, the received wireless signals including at least a control signal corresponding to updated operating parameters to be applied by said motor controller to operate said electric motor;
a processing device coupled to said wireless communication device and configured to control said electric motor based at least in part on the updated operating parameters received at said wireless communication device; and
a daughterboard mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) internally within said enclosure of said motor controller and configured to secure said wireless communication device and said processing device on said PCB within said motor controller and to communicatively couple said wireless communication device and said processing device; and
the at least one external device configured to communicate wirelessly with said electric motor assembly to provide the control signal including the updated operating parameters and receive at least one of the performance data and failure data transmitted by said wireless communication device via said wireless antenna based upon the request.

US Pat. No. 9,982,674

ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A fluid circulating assembly having a rotation axis, said fluid circulating assembly comprising:a fan impeller comprising an inlet ring and a rear plate that together define a central fan chamber;
an electrical machine comprising a rotor assembly, a stator assembly, and a housing enclosing said rotor and stator assemblies, said electrical machine coupled to said rear plate such that said electrical machine is positioned entirely outside said central fan chamber, said housing comprising a plurality of fins on a side of said housing opposite said rear plate, said plurality of fins extending axially away from said stator assembly; and
a duct coupled to said housing, said duct covering a portion of said plurality of fins and extending radially outward from said housing to said rear plate and towards an outer edge of said rear plate, said duct extends radially beyond a radially outer edge of said rear plate and extends axially a predetermined distance beyond an axial surface of said rear plate,
wherein said duct is configured to channel air over said portion of said plurality of fins to facilitate cooling said electrical machine.

US Pat. No. 9,979,328

DUAL-DRIVE ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR HYBRID OPERATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A dual-drive electric motor control system configured to drive a first electric motor and a second electric motor, said electric motor control system comprising:a shared front-end motor drive circuit configured to convert AC input voltage from an AC voltage source to a DC-link voltage;
a first control system comprising:
a first inverter coupled to said shared front-end motor drive circuit, said first inverter configured to generate a first conditioned output voltage to drive the first electric motor using the DC-link voltage; and
a first switch device configured to couple the AC input voltage from the AC voltage source directly to the first electric motor,
wherein said first control system is configured to operate the first electric motor using said first inverter when the first electric motor is partially loaded, and couple the first electric motor directly to the AC voltage source when the first electric motor is fully loaded; and
a second control system comprising:
a second inverter coupled to said shared front-end motor drive circuit, said second inverter configured to generate a second conditioned output voltage to drive the second electric motor using the DC-link voltage; and
a second switch device configured to couple the AC input voltage from the AC voltage source directly to the second electric motor.

US Pat. No. 9,979,341

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROGRAMMING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric motor controller configured to be coupled to an electric motor, said controller configured to control the electric motor to produce torque when direct current (DC) link voltage has up to 100% voltage ripple; said controller comprising:a first power input connection, a second power input connection, and a third power input connection, each of said first, second, and third power input connections selectively and separately couplable to a single-phase alternating current (AC) power source by a system controller based on a commanded operating mode of a plurality of operating modes for the electric motor received from a thermostat, each of said first, second, and third power input connections associated with a different operating mode, wherein the same amount of AC input voltage from the AC power source is applied regardless of which of said first, second, and third power input connections is activated;
an energized line detection device comprising a single current transformer that includes a primary winding and a secondary winding, each of said first, second, and third power input connections coupled to a respective turn of said primary winding such that a magnitude of voltage generated by transforming current at said primary winding and applied to said secondary winding varies according to whichever of said first, second, and third power input connections is coupled to the AC source by the system controller, said secondary winding configured to output an isolated stepped-down voltage; and
a microprocessor coupled downstream from said energized line detection device and configured to:
measure the magnitude of the voltage output at said secondary winding;
determine which of said first, second, and third power input connections is coupled to the AC power source by the system controller based on the magnitude of the voltage;
associate the power input connection determined to be coupled to the AC power source with the particular operating mode commanded by the thermostat; and
apply an operating profile to drive the electric motor in accordance with the commanded operating mode.

US Pat. No. 9,912,207

ELECTRICAL MACHINE HOUSING AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A housing for an electrical machine having a rotation axis, a rotor assembly including a rotor, and a controller assembly,
the rotor assembly including at least one bearing assembly, said housing comprising:
an endshield comprising an annular center section comprising a bore sized to couple to the at least one bearing assembly;
and

a cover coupled to said endshield and comprising:
a generally axially-extending flange wall formed about a perimeter of said cover;
a volute-shaped inner chamber configured to at least partially enclose the rotor coupled to the rotor assembly of the electrical
machine;

a cooling channel positioned radially outward from said inner chamber, said cooling channel configured to at least partially
enclose the controller assembly of the electrical machine; and

a volute-shaped curved wall that extends axially from an inner surface of said cover, said curved wall at least partially
defining said inner chamber and said cooling channel.

US Pat. No. 9,882,440

RADIALLY EMBEDDED PERMANENT MAGNET ROTOR AND METHODS THEREOF

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A permanent magnet rotor comprising:
a shaft comprising an outer diameter;
an inner hub coupled about said shaft outer diameter;
an outer hub spaced radially about said inner hub and defining a first space between said outer and inner hubs;
a plurality of discrete circumferentially-spaced pole pieces positioned radially about and coupled to said outer hub, said
plurality of discrete circumferentially-spaced pole pieces defining a plurality of second spaces between adjacent said discrete
circumferentially-spaced pole pieces;

a plurality of permanent magnets positioned radially about said outer hub, each permanent magnet of said plurality of permanent
magnets positioned in a respective second space of said plurality of second spaces and spaced from said adjacent discrete
circumferentially-spaced pole pieces; and

a non-magnetic material positioned in said first space and said plurality of second spaces, said non-magnetic material coupled
to said outer and inner hubs to form a central hub, said central hub configured to magnetically isolate said plurality of
discrete pole pieces and said plurality of permanent magnets, and said non-magnetic material coupled to and positioned between
said plurality of permanent magnets and said plurality of discrete circumferentially-spaced pole pieces.

US Pat. No. 9,876,408

ELECTRIC MACHINE, SEALING ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine, comprising:
a housing, said housing defining a cavity therein, said housing having first internal wall thereof defining an aperture extending
from an exterior of said housing to the cavity and a second internal wall thereof defining a shoulder;

a stator secured to said housing;
a rotor, rotatably secured to said housing;
a fastener having a head extending from a first end thereof, the head defining a first surface thereof positioned in the aperture
and defining a longitudinal axis thereof; and

a sealing member circumferentially positioned around the longitudinal axis of said fastener and having a non-conformable portion
and a conformable portion thereof made of a conformable material, the conformable portion permanently secured to the non-conformable
portion to form a unity piece, the non-conformable portion of said sealing member in engagement with the surface of the head,
the conformable portion of the sealing member extending essentially below the non-conformable portion of said sealing member,
the non-conformable portion of said sealing member and the shoulder axially compressing the conformable portion of said sealing
member therebetween as the non-conformable portion of said sealing member and the shoulder are urged axially toward each other
as the fastener is tightened, the axial compressing causing the sealing member to radially expand and to radially engage the
fastener and the first internal wall of said housing and no portion of the non-conformable portion extending into the conformable
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,843,279

PHASE CURRENT DETECTION SYSTEM

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor control system comprising:
a three-phase inverter including
a first high-side switch and a first low-side switch arranged in series between a power supply and ground, a first node between
the first high-side switch and the first low-side switch being couplable to a first phase coil of an electronically commutated
motor,

a second high-side switch and a second low-side switch arranged in series between the power supply and the ground, a second
node between the second high-side switch and the second low-side switch being couplable to a second phase coil of the electronically
commutated motor,

a third high-side switch and a third low-side switch arranged in series between the power supply and the ground, a third node
between the third high-side switch and the third low-side switch being couplable to a third phase coil of the electronically
commutated motor;

a current sense integrated circuit including a first current sensor coupled between the first node and the electronically
commutated motor, the first current sensor being configured to sense a first phase current of the electronically commutated
motor;

a second current sensor coupled between the second node and the electronically commutated motor, the second current sensor
being configured to sense a second phase current of the electronically commutated motor;

a third current sensor coupled between the third node and the electronically commutated motor, the third current sensor being
configured to sense a third phase current of the electronically commutated motor;

a ground-bounce protection circuit including a first diode coupled between a power supply pin of the current sense integrated
circuit and a ground pin of the court sense integrated circuit, the power supply pin being couplable to a power supply voltage,
and the ground pin being couplable to the ground, the protection circuit further including a Zener diode coupled between the
power supply pin and the ground pin in series with the first diode, and

a controller configured to
receive a signal from the first current sensor indicative of the first phase current, a signal from the second current sensor
indicative of the second phase current, and a signal from the third current sensor indicative of the third phase current,
and

control the three-phase inverter to control operation of the electronically commutated motor based at least in part on the
signal indicative of the first phase current, the signal indicative of the second phase current, and the signal indicative
of the third phase current.

US Pat. No. 9,806,660

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR HYBRID OPERATION OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A control system for a permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor, said control system comprising:
a motor drive circuit configured to condition AC input voltage from an AC voltage source to an output voltage for operating
the PSC motor at a variable speed, said motor drive circuit comprising a three-phase inverter comprising:

a first phase output coupled to a first side of a main winding of the PSC motor;
a second phase output coupled to a common node defined between a series-coupled second side of the main winding and a first
side of a start winding of the PSC motor; and

a third phase output configured to be selectively coupled to a relay coupled to a second side of the start winding; and
a switch device configured to couple the AC input voltage from the AC voltage source directly to the PSC motor for operating
the PSC motor at a fixed speed.

US Pat. No. 10,383,244

ELECTRONICS ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. An electronics enclosure assembly comprising:a housing comprising:
a first chamber;
a second chamber; and
a first wall coupled between said first chamber and said second chamber;
a third chamber;
a second wall fixedly coupled to said first wall and positioned between said second chamber and said third chamber, wherein said first wall is coupled between first and third chamber; and
at least one plate coupled to said housing, wherein said first wall and said plate combine to define a first channel extending through said first wall, wherein said first channel couples said first chamber in communication with said second chamber, wherein said first wall and said plate combine to define a second channel extending through said first wall, wherein said second channel couples said first chamber in communication with said third chamber, said first wall comprising a wall chamber defined therein and oriented parallel to said first wall, said wall chamber configured to couple said first channel in flow communication with said second channel.

US Pat. No. 10,050,570

MOTOR CONTROL CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF USE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor control circuit, comprising:a first circuit configured to conduct an analog tachometer output signal;
a second circuit configured to conduct an analog control input signal; and
a microcontroller coupled to said first circuit and said second circuit, said microcontroller configured to transmit and receive serial data other than the analog tachometer output signal and the analog control input signal over a serial channel comprising said first circuit and said second circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,923,423

RADIALLY EMBEDDED PERMANENT MAGNET ROTOR AND METHODS THEREOF

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine comprising:
a machine housing;
a stator disposed at least partially within said machine housing, said stator comprising at least one tooth and an aluminum
winding wound around said at least one tooth; and

a rotor disposed at least partially within said machine housing, said rotor configured to rotate with respect to said stator,
wherein said rotor is a radially embedded permanent magnet rotor configured to generate an amount of flux to reduce efficiency
loss due to said aluminum winding said rotor comprising:

at least one permanent magnet;
a substantially cylindrical rotor core comprising an outer edge and an inner edge defining a central opening, said rotor core
having a radius R, said rotor further comprising at least one pole and at least one radial aperture extending radially into
said rotor core from said outer edge to a predetermined depth less than said radius, said at least one radial aperture configured
to receive said at least one permanent magnet; and

at least one protrusion extending into said at least one radial aperture, said at least one protrusion positioned substantially
along a bottom of said at least one radial aperture and configured to facilitate retention of said at least one permanent
magnet within said at least one radial aperture,

wherein said predetermined depth of each of said plurality of radial apertures is between a minimum depth defined by the equation
and a maximum depth defined by the equation
wherein n is the number of poles of the rotor core and t is the thickness of said at least one permanent magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,806,626

ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROLLER AND METHODS OF DETERMINING INPUT POWER LINE ENERGIZATION

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric motor drive controller configured to be coupled to an electric motor, said electric motor drive controller
comprising:
a plurality of power input lines, each power input line of said plurality of input power lines configured to receive an alternating
current (AC) input voltage from an AC power source;

an energized line detection device configured to sense that a power input line of said plurality of power input lines has
been energized by the AC power source, and configured to output an isolated signal, said energized line detection device comprising:

a first heat generation device coupled to a first input power line of said plurality of input power lines;
a first temperature sensor positioned adjacent to said first heat generation device and configured to detect a temperature
of said first heat generation device;

a second heat generation device coupled to a second input power line of said plurality of input power lines; and
a second temperature sensor positioned adjacent to said second heat generation device and configured to detect a temperature
of said second heat generation device; and

a computing device coupled downstream from said energized line detection device and configured to determine which input power
line of said plurality of input power lines has been energized.

US Pat. No. 9,739,287

FAN AND MOTOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor assembly comprising:
a fan housing comprising an air inlet and an air outlet;
a motor positioned within said air inlet, said motor comprising a first end, a second end, and a shaft;
at least one mounting arm coupled to said motor and said fan housing;
a fan coupled to said shaft proximate said motor second end; and
an inlet guide vane coupled to said at least one mounting arm, said inlet guide vane positioned at least partially within
said air inlet between said motor and said fan housing, said inlet guide vane comprising a curved inner surface opposite a
curved outer surface, wherein said curved inner surface and said curved outer surface are configured to direct air into said
air inlet;

wherein said at least one mounting arm comprises a streamlined body having a stagnation point and a plurality of points along
said streamlined body downstream of said stagnation point, wherein each point of the plurality of points has a coefficient
of pressure less than 0.5, said streamlined body further comprising a pair of opposing surfaces extending from said stagnation
point and meeting at a second end, said streamlined body configured to direct air around said motor and to reduce airflow
restriction and flow disturbance within said fan housing;

and wherein said at least one mounting arm is curved in the axial direction and is configured to turn airflow upstream of
said fan.

US Pat. No. 9,695,896

DRIVE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motorized vehicle, the vehicle having a plurality of left wheels and a plurality of right wheels, the vehicle comprising:
a first motor adapted for powering at least two of the plurality of left wheels; a second motor adapted for powering at least
two of the plurality of right wheels; a first power transferring device for transferring power from the first motor to a first
of the plurality of left wheels; a second power transferring device for transferring power from the second motor to a first
of the plurality of right wheels; a third power transferring device for transferring power from the first of the plurality
of left wheels to a second of the plurality of left wheels; a fourth power transferring device for transferring power from
the first of the plurality of right wheels to a second of the plurality of right wheels; a first braking mechanism operably
associated with the first of the plurality of left wheels; and a second braking mechanism operably associated with the second
of the plurality of left wheels, further comprising a first speed reduction device positioned between the first power transferring
device and the first of the plurality of left wheels; and wherein the first speed reduction device includes a housing, an
adapter mounted to the housing, and a crown gear mounted to the adapter.

US Pat. No. 9,692,282

METHOD OF FABRICATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A method for fabricating a motor, said method comprising the steps of:
fabricating a first set of motor parts for use in a motor having a first frame size, the first set of motor parts including
a plurality of first stator laminations;

fabricating a second set of motor parts for use in a motor having a second frame size, the second frame size being substantially
different from the first frame size, the second set of motor parts including a plurality of second stator laminations, each
of the second stator laminations being substantially larger than each of the first stator laminations;

fabricating a third set of motor parts for use in the motor having the first frame size and for use in the motor having the
second frame size, the third set of motor parts including a plurality of rotor laminations;

ascertaining the desired motor frame size;
selecting one of the first set of motor parts and the second set of motor parts in accordance with desired motor frame size;
selecting the third set of motor parts; and
assembling a motor with one of the first set of motor parts and the second set of motor parts and with the third set of motor
parts, such that a motor having the desired motor frame size is substantially provided.

US Pat. No. 9,528,524

PUMP FREEZE PROTECTION

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A pump system comprising:
a pump housing;
a pump motor inside the pump housing; a controller housing separate from the pump housing;
a temperature sensor inside the controller housing; and
a controller including a processor and a computer readable memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor,
cause the controller to

receive a temperature value from the temperature sensor,
determine an adjusted temperature value based on the temperature value from the temperature sensor, wherein the adjusted temperature
value compensates for heat generated by the controller such that the adjusted temperature value is less than the temperature
value from the temperature sensor, and

activate the pump motor to begin pumping of a fluid when the adjusted temperature is below a freeze protection temperature
threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,187,002

ANTENNA FOR COMMUNICATING WITH A MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A system for communicating motor control signals, said system comprising:a motor assembly including a motor controller;
a motor housing defining an interior space and enclosing said motor assembly within the interior space;
an antenna coupled to said motor assembly and configured to receive signals from said motor controller, said antenna configured to emit a magnetic field at a selected first frequency for communication in a radio-based communication system; and
a communication interface mounted outside of the interior space, said communication interface configured to relay the signals from said antenna to a handheld device, said communication interface including a first radio component and a second radio component coupled to said first radio component, wherein said first radio component is configured to transmit the signals at a second frequency different from the selected first frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,837,867

ELECTRIC MACHINE, ROTOR AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An axial flux electric motor, comprising:
a housing;
a stator having a solitary ferrous core and fixedly secured to said housing and defining an inner periphery and an outer periphery
therefore;

a solitary rotor rotatably secured to said housing, the rotor including a ferrite magnet, the magnet defining at least one
an outer periphery extending beyond said stator in a direction normal to the rotation of said rotor and an inner periphery
extending beyond said stator in a direction normal to the rotation of said rotor, at least one of said stator or said rotor
adapted for use in a fluid moving application;

wherein the outer periphery of said magnet extends beyond said stator in a direction normal to the rotation of said rotor
a first extension distance;

wherein the inner periphery of said magnet extends beyond said stator in a direction normal to the rotation of said rotor
a second extension distance;

wherein the ferrous core is generally ring shaped defining a ferrous core radial distance; and
wherein the first extension distance and the second extension distance may be as large as the ferrous core radial distance.

US Pat. No. 9,698,649

ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor component for coupling a motor to a work component, the work component including at least one working component
shaft, the motor including at least one motor shaft, said motor component comprising:
a flange removably coupled to the motor using a fastener, said flange comprising at least one fluid inlet, at least one fluid
outlet, and an interior portion, said interior portion configured to accept a bearing therein, said at least one fluid inlet
and said at least one fluid outlet coupled in flow communication with the bearing; and

an adapter integrally formed as a single piece component with said flange, said adapter comprising at least one adapter fluid
inlet and at least one adapter fluid outlet, said adapter comprising:

a shaft adapter configured to couple the at least one working component shaft to the at least one motor shaft;
a shaft aperture coupled in flow communication with said at least one adapter fluid inlet and said at least one adapter fluid
outlet; and

a pattern of a plurality of through-holes disposed about the shaft aperture and configured to couple to a plurality of pads
of the work component.

US Pat. No. 10,256,753

AC MOTOR SYSTEMS WITH DRIVE CIRCUITS AND METHODS OF USE

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1. An alternating current (AC) motor system comprising:a motor having a first rated horsepower and configured to be coupled to a power source;
a drive circuit configured to be electrically coupled between the power source and said motor, said drive circuit having a second rated horsepower that is lower than the first rated horsepower;
a bypass contactor electrically coupled in parallel to said drive circuit, wherein said bypass contactor is configured to:
receive a signal directly from an application controller; and
enable said motor to operate at the first rated horsepower while bypassing said drive circuit;
a drive output contactor electrically coupled in series between said drive circuit and said motor, wherein said drive output contactor is configured to:
receive a signal directly from the application controller; and
enable said motor to operate at the second rated horsepower utilizing said drive circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,284,128

CONTROLLER FOR INCREASING TORQUE OUTPUT OF ELECTRIC MOTORS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor comprising:a stator comprising windings configured to be energized;
a rotor electromagnetically coupled to said stator and configured to turn relative thereto when said stator is energized; and
a motor controller configured to:
measure a speed at which said rotor turns,
energize said stator to generate a first torque output at said rotor when the measured speed is below a first threshold,
when a boosted torque mode is activated for said motor, energize said stator to generate a second torque output at said rotor when the measured speed is at least the first threshold, wherein the second torque output is greater than the first torque output, and
when the boosted torque mode is not activated for said motor, energize said stator to generate the first torque output at said rotor when the measured speed is at least the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,068,737

FUSE HOLDER AND CARRIER

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A fuse holder for holding a fuse, comprising:a body;
a line side connector supported by said body;
a load side connector supported by said body; a fuse carrier, said fuse carrier supported by said body, said fuse carrier holding the fuse and said fuse carrier removable from said fuse holder, said fuse carrier defining a longitudinal axis, said fuse carrier being separable from said body in a direction along the longitudinal axis of said fuse carrier;
a switch supported by said body, said switch including a first position providing electrical connection between said line side connector and said load side connector and including a second position providing electrical isolation between said line side connector and said load side connector; and
a cam pivotably supported by said body and connected to said switch and engageable with said fuse carrier to move said switch from the first position to the second position and to release the fuse carrier from said body as the fuse carrier is separated from the body in a direction along the longitudinal axis of said fuse carrier, wherein said cam defines one of a pocket and a protrusion and wherein said fuse carrier defines the other of a pocket and a protrusion, the protrusion engaging the pocket to rotate said cam as said fuse carrier is separated from the body in a direction along the longitudinal axis of said fuse carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,008,972

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING LOSS OF PHASE FOR POWER PROVIDED TO AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A drive circuit for controlling an electric motor, said drive circuit comprising:a first sensor configured to obtain phase sample data representing an input power electrical characteristic for at least one phase of three-phase power received by said drive circuit;
a second sensor configured to measure direct current (DC) bus data representing a measured DC bus electrical characteristic; and
a processing device coupled to said first and second sensors, said processing device configured to:
receive the phase sample data from said first sensor and the DC bus data from said second sensor;
calculate a ratio between the phase sample data and the DC bus data;
determine that a loss of phase condition exists for a phase of the three-phase power when the ratio exceeds a predetermined threshold; and
adjust operation of the electric motor when a loss of phase is determined.

US Pat. No. 9,698,647

ELECTRIC MACHINE WITH MAGNETIC SENSOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine, comprising:
a support structure;
a circuit board secured to said support structure;
a stator secured to said support structure;
a rotor rotatably secured to said support structure, said rotor defining an axis of rotation thereof, said rotor defining
a wall thereof, said rotor includes a rotor core and further comprising a magnet secured to said rotor core; and

a sensor secured to said circuit board and adapted to cooperate with said magnet to sense the position of the rotor relative
to that of said stator, wherein said magnet extends outwardly in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation of the rotor
beyond the rotor core, wherein said sensor defines a sensor surface thereof, wherein said magnet defines a sensor cooperating
surface thereof, and wherein the sensor surface of said sensor and the sensor cooperating surface of said magnet face each
other with no other elements between each other, wherein the portion of said magnet extending beyond said rotor core defines
opposed inner and outer magnet surfaces; and wherein one of the inner magnet surface and the outer magnet surface defines
sensor cooperating surface of said magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,544,789

AXIAL FLUX ELECTRICAL MOTOR AND FAN ASSEMBLY AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A fan assembly having an axis of rotation and comprising:a fan comprising an inlet ring and a rear plate that together define an inner fan chamber and a chamber length therebetween, wherein said rear plate defines an opening, and wherein said fan is a backward curved plug fan; and
an axial flux motor coupled to said rear plate to facilitate rotation of said fan about the axis, wherein said motor extends a predetermined distance from said rear plate through said opening into said fan chamber to facilitate reducing interference between said motor and an airflow within said fan chamber, wherein said predetermined distance is less than said chamber length, wherein said motor does not include a shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,249,465

FUSE HOLDER, CARRIER AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A fuse holder for holding a fuse, comprising:a body;
a line side connector supported by said body;
a load side connector supported by said body;
a switch pivotably supported by said body about a first axis, said switch being capable of engagement in a first position providing electrical connection between said line side connector and said load side connector and said switch being capable of engagement in a second position providing electrical isolation between said line side connector and said load side connector;
a fuse carrier, said fuse carrier supported by said body, said fuse carrier holding the fuse when the fuse is assembled into the fuse carrier and said fuse carrier adapted to be removed from said fuse holder, said fuse holder including a first fuse holder conductor in electrical engagement with a first end of the fuse when the fuse is assembled into the fuse holder and a second fuse holder conductor in electrical engagement with a second end of the fuse when the fuse is assembled into the fuse holder, said first fuse holder conductor electrically connected to one of the line side connector and the load side connector when the fuse holder is in an operating position, said second fuse holder conductor electrically connected to the other of the line side connector and the load side connector when the fuse holder is in an operating position; and
a cam pivotably supported by said body about a second axis spaced from said first axis, said cam connected to said switch and engageable with said fuse carrier to block the advancement of the fuse carrier into the body.

US Pat. No. 10,236,746

ELECTRIC MACHINE, LOCK AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

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1. An electric machine comprising:a housing;
a coil operably connected to said housing;
a rotor, rotatably secured to said housing and defining a first end thereof extending outwardly from a first end of said housing, said rotor defining an axis of rotation thereof; and
a locking mechanism connected to the housing and selectively connected to the rotor, said locking mechanism adapted to selectively provide a first mode in which the rotor may rotate relative to the housing and a second mode in which the rotor may not rotate relative to the housing, wherein the locking mechanism comprises a pin mounted in said housing and slidable in a direction transverse to the axis of rotation of said rotor, the pin being selectively biased in the first mode in which the pin is spaced from said rotor and to be selectively biased in the second mode in which the pin is engaged with said rotor and wherein said housing defines an opening therein to provide access to said pin.

US Pat. No. 10,174,768

CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

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1. A centrifugal blower assembly comprising:a housing defining an interior space;
an impeller configured to channel an airflow within the interior space;
a motor coupled to said impeller and configured to rotate said impeller about an axis, said motor comprising a motor shell; and
a motor mounting assembly coupled to said motor, said motor mounting assembly comprising:
an end shield coupled to said motor; and
a plurality of mounting arms coupled to said end shield, each mounting arm of said plurality of mounting arms coupled to said end shield at a node of a motor resonance of said motor to reduce vibrations transferred to said housing, wherein at least a portion of each mounting arm extends axially along said motor such that a continuous radial gap is defined between said mounting arm and said motor shell.

US Pat. No. 10,122,236

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING A MOTOR CONTROLLER ON A STATOR ASSEMBLY

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine comprising:a motor comprising:
a motor chassis comprising a first end shield and a second end shield;
a stator assembly; and
a rotor assembly;
a motor control assembly comprising a circuit board, said motor control assembly coupled to said stator assembly; and
a mounting adapter comprising a ring segment and a mounting guide, said ring segment comprising a first side and a second side, said first side configured for engagement with said circuit board, said second side configured for direct engagement with said stator assembly, said mounting adapter operable for maintaining a position of said circuit board with respect to said stator assembly, wherein said mounting guide is configured to align said mounting adapter with one or more of said stator assembly, said motor control assembly, and said motor chassis, said mounting guide comprises a straight chord segment that intersects said ring segment at two points.

US Pat. No. 9,951,780

MOTOR, CONTROLLER AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A pool system for use in a pool, comprising:an other pool device;
a pump for pumping water in the pool system; and
a pump motor controller including:
a user interface for receiving data from a user, said user interface receiving data in the form of user preferences;
a processor for processing the data, said processor determines the speeds and run times of said pump based at least in part on data in the form of user preferences; and
a communication port for transmitting signals to the pump motor in the form of at least one of pool parameters, pump parameter and user preferences, for determining the speeds and run times of said pump, and for communicating with said other pool device and for turning said other pool device off and on based at least in part on the data in the form of user preferences, wherein data in the form of user preferences comprises a desired operation method in which the selections of pump motor speeds and duration of operation are converted into easier to understand user choice priorities of cleanliness, costs, quietness and flow and wherein the data includes a choice of pump manufacturers, from a plurality of pump manufacturers.

US Pat. No. 9,935,576

METHODS AND CONTROLLERS FOR OPERATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A controller for hybrid operation control of an electric motor in an electric motor system, said controller configured to:receive a speed command for operating the electric motor;
measure available voltage on an inverter configured to provide conditioned AC voltage to the electric motor;
determine a winding phase angle difference based on the received speed command and the measured available inverter voltage by calculating a voltage vector maximum envelope for the voltage operating point of the electric motor;
adjust a phase angle difference between winding voltage commands for inverter switches of the inverter using the determined winding phase angle difference; and
apply the winding voltage commands including the adjusted phase angle difference to the inverter switches to control the electric motor.

US Pat. No. 9,817,373

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING DATA WITH A MOTOR CONTROLLER

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller configured to be coupled to a motor and to a system controller, said motor controller comprising a proportional-integral
(PI) regulator coupled to a timer controller, said motor controller configured to:
generate, by the PI regulator, a pulsed signal representing a reported speed of the motor;
transmit the pulsed signal to the system controller;
measure a time period that elapses for the motor to make a predefined number of revolutions;
measure a number of pulses transmitted in the pulsed signal;
determine a measured speed of the motor from the time period;
determine, by the PI regulator, a difference between the reported speed and the measured speed;
adjust, by the PI regulator, the pulsed signal based on the difference between the reported speed and the measured speed;
and

transmit the adjusted pulsed signal to the system controller in accordance with instructions received from the system controller.

US Pat. No. 9,716,420

FAN AND ELECTRIC MACHINE ASSEMBLY AND METHODS THEREFOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A fan for a rotating device having a shaft with an axis of rotation, said fan comprising:
a base plate comprising a front surface, a rear surface, and a hub configured for coupling to said shaft; and
at least one blade projecting from said front surface of said base plate substantially perpendicular thereto, said at least
one blade oriented substantially perpendicular to said base plate such that said fan is configured for bi-directional operation,
said at least one blade comprising a first portion, a second portion, and a blade edge extending along said first and second
portions, said blade edge of said first portion extending from said hub substantially perpendicular to said rotational axis,
and said blade edge of said second portion extending curvilinearly from said first portion to an outer rim of said base plate,

wherein said base plate is contoured to direct air at an acute angle relative to said axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,230,548

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH ELECTRIC MOTORS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller for an electric motor, said motor controller comprising:a power cable configured to receive alternating current (AC) input power having a first frequency from a power supply for powering the electric motor, said power cable configured to transmit data signals between said motor controller and one or more external computing devices;
a communication device configured to transmit and receive the data signals via said power cable;
a power switching device coupled to said power cable and configured to condition the AC input power received from the power supply for powering the electric motor, said power switching device configured to generate data signals having a second frequency that is greater than the first frequency;
a passive filter coupled to an output of said power switching device and to said power cable, said passive filter configured to pass signals generated by said power switching device that have frequencies greater than the first frequency to said power cable, and route signals incoming on said power cable that have frequencies greater than the first frequency for processing; and
a processor configured to:
receive, using said communication device, a status query from a server computing device via said power cable;
retrieve electric motor diagnostic data stored in a memory device;
switch said power switching device at the second frequency to generate a data signal at the output of said power switching device, the data signal including the electric motor diagnostic data;
transfer, using said passive filter, the data signal having the second frequency onto said power cable;
transmit the electric motor diagnostic data to the server computing device via said power cable;
receive motor configuration data from a client computing device wirelessly coupled to said motor controller, the motor configuration data for controlling the electric motor; and
operate the electric motor in accordance with the motor configuration data.

US Pat. No. 10,193,488

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING CONDUCTED ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter system for a twin motor system that includes a first drive circuit having a first direct current (DC) link with a capacitor having a capacitance less than 10 ?F and a first inverter for driving a first motor, and a second drive circuit having a second DC link coupled to the first DC link and including a capacitor having a capacitance between about 200 ?F and 1000 ?F and a second inverter for driving a second motor; said EMI filter system comprising:a line-side filter configured to filter input power for transmission to the first DC link and the second DC link, said line-side filter comprising:
an input comprising a first input terminal and a second input terminal;
an output comprising a first output terminal and a second output terminal, wherein a first conductive path is defined between the first input terminal and the first output terminal, and a second conductive path is defined between the second input terminal and the second output terminal;
a first choke device coupled across the first and second conductive paths;
a first Y capacitor including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end coupled to the first conductive path downstream from said first choke device; and
a second Y capacitor including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end coupled to the second conductive path downstream from said first choke device; and
a load-side filter comprising a second choke device coupled between the second inverter and the second motor.

US Pat. No. 10,181,774

NFC ANTENNA FOR COMMUNICATING WITH A MOTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AND USING SAME

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1. An electric motor assembly comprising:an electric motor;
a motor casing configured to house said electric motor;
an electronics enclosure coupled to said motor casing and configured to house a control board including a microcontroller and a memory device therein, said microcontroller configured to control said electric motor based at least in part on motor configuration data stored in said memory device;
a near field communications (NFC) antenna positioned adjacent an opening defined in one of said motor casing and said electronics enclosure, said NFC antenna communicatively coupled to said memory device, said NFC antenna configured to:
receive a radio signal transmitted by an external programming device, the radio signal including updated motor configuration data;
convert the radio signal to an electrical signal, the electrical signal including the updated motor configuration data; and
transmit the electrical signal to the memory device to store the updated motor configuration data; and
an antenna cover positioned to cover the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,595,854

ELECTRIC MACHINE, MOISTURE GUIDE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric machine for use in an environment having moisture, said machine comprising:
a housing, said housing having an inner surface defining a cavity therein, the cavity defining a first cavity portion and
a second cavity portion adjacent the first cavity portion;

a stator secured to said housing, said stator positioned at least partially in the first cavity portion and spaced from the
second cavity portion;

a rotor, rotatably secured to said housing, said rotor positioned at least partially in the first cavity portion and spaced
from the second cavity portion; said rotor defining a vertical axis of rotation thereof;

a plurality of electrical components positioned in the second cavity portion; and said housing defines a leak path exit adapted
to remove moisture accumulating within said housing from said housing; and

wherein a moisture guide is adapted to guide at least some of the moisture toward the leak path exit;
said moisture guide is adapted to divert moisture toward the inner surface of said housing;
Said moisture guide positioned within the cavity between the first cavity portion and the second cavity portion, said moisture
guide including a body having opposed first and second external surfaces extending generally radially from the axis of rotation
of said rotor and an edge connecting the surfaces,

wherein said edge of said moisture guide is spaced radially from the inner surface of said housing a distance of 2 inches
or less.

US Pat. No. 10,333,436

DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR ELECTRIC MOTORS

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A drive circuit comprising:an inverter coupled to and configured to provide three phase power to a plurality of parallel electric motors, the plurality of parallel electric motors including at least one permanent magnet (PM) motor;
at least one current sensor coupled to said inverter and configured to measure stator phase currents output by said inverter for driving the plurality of parallel electric motors; and
a digital signal processor (DSP) coupled to said inverter and said at least one current sensor, said DSP configured to:
receive the stator phase currents from said at least one current sensor;
select a target PM motor that generates a largest torque output, among the at least one PM motor, based on the stator phase currents; and
generate at least one PWM signal for controlling said inverter based on the stator phase currents to synchronize operation of the plurality of parallel electric motors based on a vector control algorithm operating on the stator current measurements of the target PM motor.

US Pat. No. 10,250,177

FLOATING GROUND ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL ASSEMBLY

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1. A ground assembly for a motor management module, said ground assembly comprising:a first layer comprising:
a power ground;
a communication ground spaced from said power ground;
a conductive path electrically coupled between said power ground and said communication ground, wherein said conductive path defines a parasitic inductance; and
an electrically insulating layer, wherein at least a portion of said insulating layer is positioned between said power ground and said communication ground;
a second layer comprising a first substrate, wherein said first substrate is spaced from said power ground and defines a first parasitic capacitance therebetween, wherein said first substrate is spaced from said communication ground and defines a second parasitic capacitance therebetween; and
a bypass capacitor electrically coupled between said power ground and said first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,243,422

SEAL ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR PUMP ASSEMBLY

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1. An electric machine comprising:an end frame having a shaft bore extending therethrough;
a shaft extending through the shaft bore;
a bearing supported by the end frame and coupled to the shaft to support the shaft for rotation about a longitudinal axis, the bearing defining a first side and a second side;
a first seal assembly fixedly attached to the end frame and including an internal bore that is sized to cooperate with the shaft to form a seal point therebetween, the first seal assembly disposed on the first side of the bearing; and
a second seal assembly fixedly attached to the end frame, the second seal assembly including a movable portion in direct contact with the shaft to define a second seal point, wherein the second seal assembly is on the second side of the bearing,
wherein the first seal assembly includes a first seal member in direct contact with the end frame and the bearing, a bearing lock plate in direct contact with the first seal member, and a second seal member in direct contact with the bearing lock plate and including the internal bore.

US Pat. No. 10,236,805

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electric motor controller configured to be coupled to an electric motor, said motor controller comprising:a rectifier configured to rectify a nominal alternating current (AC) input voltage from a power supply to produce a pulsed direct current (DC) voltage that drops to a value of approximately zero during each cycle of the AC input voltage when the AC input voltage transits a value of zero;
an inverter coupled to an output of said rectifier, said inverter configured to receive the pulsed DC voltage that drops to the value of approximately zero during each cycle and to provide a conditioned output voltage to the electric motor;
a DC link defined between said rectifier and said inverter, wherein said DC link includes a capacitor having a capacitance between 0.1 mircofarad (?F) and 10 ?F; and
a control unit coupled to said inverter and configured to:
receive a measurement of current being provided to the electric motor;
receive a measurement of voltage output by said rectifier;
determine, based on the measured voltage output by said rectifier, whether the AC input voltage is increasing or decreasing relative to the value of zero; and
when the AC input voltage is decreasing towards the value of zero, inject a negative value of a flux linkage component of current into control signals transmitted to said inverter to maintain a corresponding torque component of the current at a positive value such that the electric motor continues to generate torque as the nominal AC input voltage transits the value of zero and no input voltage is momentarily provided to the electric motor.

US Pat. No. 10,230,290

ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A fluid circulating assembly having a rotation axis, said fluid circulating assembly comprising:a fan impeller comprising an inlet ring and a rear plate that together define a central fan chamber;
a hub drive coupled directly to said rear plate, wherein said drive hub comprises a face configured to mate directly to said rear plate of said fan impeller, said face comprising at least one groove formed therein; and
an electrical machine located entirely outside said central fan chamber and comprising a rotor assembly, a stator assembly, and a housing, said rotor assembly directly coupled to said hub drive to facilitate rotation of said fan impeller, said housing comprising an annular center section and at least two extension portions extending radially outward from said annular center section, said rotor assembly comprising a radially inner wall that at least partially defines a central opening extending entirely through said electrical machine and oriented about the rotation axis, wherein said central opening does not include a shaft extending therethrough, and wherein said at least one groove is configured to channel air through the central opening extending through said electrical machine.

US Pat. No. 10,203,141

MULTI-STAGE COMPRESSOR WITH VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE AND METHOD OF USE

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7. A heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, comprising:a multi-stage compressor configured to operate selectively at a high-capacity setting and a low-capacity setting to provide a high and a low cooling output, respectively;
a variable-voltage variable-frequency drive coupled to said multi-stage compressor and configured to operate said multi-stage compressor at a variable speed; and
a processor coupled to said multi-stage compressor and said variable-voltage variable-frequency drive, said processor configured to:
select one of the high-capacity setting and the low capacity setting at which said multi-stage compressor should operate based on a cooling load determined for said multi-stage compressor, the cooling load based on a function of a temperature set point for an interior space and an ambient temperature of an exterior space measured by a temperature sensor;
transmit a capacity control signal to the said multi-stage compressor to operate said multi-stage compressor in the selected one of the high-capacity setting and the low-capacity setting, responsive to the capacity control signal;
selectively couple said multi-stage compressor to said variable-voltage variable-frequency drive to power said multi-stage compressor at the variable speed to match the cooling output to the cooling load; and
selectively couple said multi-stage compressor to said AC line voltage to bypass said variable-voltage variable-frequency drive when operating said multi-stage compressor for a maximum cooling output;
wherein a combination of the selecting one of the high- and low-capacity settings, transmitting the capacity control signal, and selectively coupling said multi-stage compressor to said variable-voltage variable-frequency drive and said AC line voltage enables said processor to operate said multi-stage compressor: (a) under the high-capacity setting and powered by said AC line voltage source that bypasses said variable-voltage variable-frequency drive, (b) under the high-capacity setting and powered by said variable-voltage variable-frequency drive, (c) under the low-capacity setting and powered by said AC line voltage source that bypasses said variable-voltage variable-frequency drive, and (d) under the low-capacity setting and powered by said variable-voltage variable-frequency drive.

US Pat. No. 10,191,482

MOTOR CONTROLLER AND METHODS OF MONITORING MOTOR STATUS

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor controller for controlling an electric motor, said motor controller comprising:at least one integrated sensor disposed on the electric motor, said at least one integrated sensor configured to collect sensor data associated with a status of the electric motor for a period of time, the period of time beginning at an activation time and extending at least until an installation time, wherein the activation time is a time at which the energy management system is activated to power said at least one integrated sensor;
an energy management system configured to power said at least one integrated sensor for at least a portion of the period of time; and
a memory device configured to store the sensor data.

US Pat. No. 10,170,959

ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor having an axis of rotation, said motor comprising:a housing having a first end cap and an opposite second end cap, wherein said first end cap and said second end cap define an internal cavity;
a first shaft coupled to said housing;
a second shaft rotationally coupled to said first shaft;
a stator coupled to said second end cap and positioned within said internal cavity, said stator comprising an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface, said inner circumferential surface defining a stator bore around the axis of rotation;
a gearbox coupled to said first shaft and to said second shaft and positioned within said stator bore within said internal cavity, said gearbox comprising a planetary gear system comprising a sun gear, a ring gear, and a plurality of planet gears, said ring gear coupled directly to said second end cap, said gearbox further comprising a fastener extending through at least one planet gear of said plurality of planet gears and said second shaft such that said plurality of planet gears are rotationally coupled to said second shaft; and
a rotor coupled directly to said first shaft and positioned within said internal cavity between said first end cap and said ring gear, said rotor configured to rotate said first shaft, wherein said rotor is offset from said stator in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 9,577,478

AXIAL FLUX MOTOR WITH STATOR PRE-LOAD

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1. An axial flux motor comprising:
an axial flux stator assembly comprising a stator core;
an axial flux rotor assembly, the rotor assembly being adjacent the stator assembly and rotatable relative to the stator assembly
about a rotor axis;

a stator cup adjacent the stator core comprising a plurality of through fastener-receiving openings, an inside surface opposing
the stator core, and an outside surface facing away from the stator core, the inside surface of the stator cup comprising
a plurality of aligned regions and a plurality of pressure regions, each one of the plurality of aligned regions being at
least twice as wide as and circumscribing a corresponding one of the plurality of fastener-receiving openings, each one of
the plurality of fastener-receiving openings being closer to its corresponding one of the plurality of aligned regions than
to any of the plurality of pressure regions;

a plurality of fasteners extending through the fastener-receiving openings and urging the stator core and the stator cup toward
one another such that the inside surface of the stator cup exerts forces against the stator core and the stator core exerts
forces against the inside surface of the stator cup;

the stator cup and the stator core being shaped and configured such that the urging of the stator core and the stator cup
toward one another by the plurality of fasteners causes the stator core to exert pressure on the plurality of pressure regions,
the stator cup and the stator core being shaped and configured such that the pressure being exerted on the plurality of pressure
regions by the stator core as a result of the fasteners urging the stator core and the stator cup toward one another is greater
than pressure being exerted on the plurality of aligned regions by the stator core as a result of the fasteners urging the
stator core and the stator cup toward one another.

US Pat. No. 10,294,950

MOTOR CONTROLLER FOR ELECTRIC BLOWER MOTORS

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A motor controller for an electric motor configured to drive a blower to generate an airflow, said motor controller comprising:a memory configured to store a single speed-to-airflow ratio associated with an airflow restriction on the blower; and
a processor coupled to said memory and configured to:
receive a command for a calibrating airflow;
operate the electric motor in a constant airflow mode to generate the calibrating airflow at a calibrating speed;
write the calibrating speed and the calibrating airflow to said memory as the single speed-to-airflow ratio;
receive a first command for a first objective airflow;
compute a first objective speed based on the single speed-to-airflow ratio and the first objective airflow;
operate the electric motor at the first objective speed to generate a first output airflow;
receive a second command for a second objective airflow;
compute a second objective speed based on the single speed-to-airflow ratio and the second objective airflow; and
operate the electric motor at the second objective speed to generate a second output airflow.

US Pat. No. 10,151,348

BEARING RETAINER, BEARING AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

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4. A bearing, comprising:an inner ring defining an inner race;
an outer ring defining an outer race;
a plurality of rolling elements adapted to move along the inner race and the outer race; and
a bearing retainer having a body, said body formed by a first portion and a second portion connected to the first portion, said body defining an inner periphery and an outer periphery thereof, said body further defining a plurality of openings extending from the inner periphery to the outer periphery, the plurality of openings adapted to retain the rolling elements in a spaced apart relationship, at least one of the first portion and the second portion including a plurality of connectors for connecting the first portion to the second portion, said body further defining opposed faces extending from the inner periphery to the outer periphery thereof, said body further defining a plurality of face pockets formed in at least one of the faces of the body, the face pockets being adapted for storing lubrication, said body further comprising a pathway for lubricant from at least one face pocket to the inner periphery of said body, said plurality of face pockets extending radially inwardly of the plurality of connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,694,633

MOTOR CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A method of encapsulating a printed circuit board of a motor controller with a potting material, said method comprising:inserting the printed circuit board into a recess formed in a base portion of an encapsulation assembly such that a bottom surface of the printed circuit board is spaced from a surface of the recess;
coupling a cover portion of the encapsulation assembly to the base portion to define a cavity therebetween;
injecting the potting material into the cavity through at least one injection port defined in at least one of the base portion and the cover portion such that the printed circuit board is at least partially coated in the potting material; and
coupling a plurality of isolation structures to at least one of said base portion and said cover portion, wherein the plurality of isolation structures prevent the potting material from contacting a plurality of predetermined portions of the printed circuit board.