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HALBACH-ARRAY LEVITATING PASSIVE MAGNETIC BEARING CONFIGURATION

United States Patent Application

20170356492
A1
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Novel configurations of levitating passive magnetic bearing configurations are described. Such configurations can be used for the precise control of the magnitude and sign of the bearing stiffness, thereby facilitating the overall design of the system in ways that are not possible with conventional attractive or repelling bearing elements.
Post, Richard F (Walnut Creek, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore CA)
15/ 181,317
June 13, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.