US Patent No. 10,251,222

DOUBLE-SIDED FLAT INDUCTOR ASSEMBLY


Patent No. 10,251,222
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Double-sided Flat Inductor Assembly
Inventorship John Aaron Goodwin, Berkley, MI (US)
Valery I. Rudnev, Rochester Hills, MI (US)
Assignee Inductoheat, Inc., Madison Heights, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,251,222

1. A double-side inductor extraction assembly comprising:a stationary primary magnetic device (32a) mounted to a mounting structure, the stationary primary magnetic device (32a) having a supply primary magnetic device (32a?) and a return primary magnetic device (32a?);
a secondary magnetic device (32b) having an inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?) and an inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?), the secondary magnetic device (32b) being electrically isolated from the stationary primary magnetic device (32a) and slidably mounted relative to the stationary primary magnetic device (32a) between:
a heating position when the supply primary magnetic device (32a?) is aligned with the inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?), and the return primary magnetic device (32a?) is aligned with the inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?) and an alternating current source is supplied to the supply primary magnetic device (32a?) and the return primary magnetic device (32a?) to transfer flux respectively to the inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?) and the inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?); and
a non-interference position when the supply primary magnetic device (32a?) is not aligned with the inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?) and the return primary magnetic device (32a?) is not aligned with the inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?) to isolate the inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?) and the inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?) from the alternating current source by sliding the secondary magnetic device (32b) relative to the stationary primary magnetic device (32a) to the non-interference position;
an extraction assembly supply terminal (88a) connected to the inductor supply secondary magnetic device (32b?), the extraction assembly supply terminal (88a) configured for electrical connection to a first inductor terminal section;
an extraction assembly return terminal (88b) connected to the inductor return secondary magnetic device (32b?), the extraction assembly return terminal (88b) configured for electrical connection to a second inductor terminal section; and
an extraction actuator (33) connected to the secondary magnetic device (32b) for sliding the secondary magnetic device (32b) and the extraction assembly supply and return terminals (88a and 88b) between the heating position and the non-interference position.