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1. (WO2014209918) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIAL ELECROMAGNETIC POWER ARRAYS

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/209918    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/043740
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Tue Jun 24 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: H02K 35/02
H02K 16/00
H02K 41/03
H02K 7/075
H02K 53/00
Applicants: JUICED PLANET, LLC
STOLTENBERG, Theodor P.
CLICK, G. Michael
Inventors: STOLTENBERG, Theodor P.
CLICK, G. Michael
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIAL ELECROMAGNETIC POWER ARRAYS
Abstract:
Multiple arrays of linear motors and generators are combined in a radial configuration to provide high mechanical efficiency to deliver power in a single plane of motion to a common crankshaft. Magnet core assemblies for the motors and generators use powerful rare earth magnets positioned within an outer flux containment shell comprising a highly-magnetically-permeable ferrous-alloy to provide high power density. The motor magnet stack is attached directly to a link rod that connects to the crankshaft. Pulsed power is provided to electromagnetic coils by microcomputer control, and coil energy is recovered at the ends of the linear stroke. A controller energizes the coils in certain combinations of coil location and polarity in order to produce bi-directional mechanical motion. Energy that is released when coils are switched off is harvested as voltage pulses returned to standby batteries or capacitors, or the electrochemical cells.