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Electric machine

United States Patent

July 17, 2012
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An interior permanent magnet electric machine is disclosed. The interior permanent magnet electric machine comprises a rotor comprising a plurality of radially placed magnets each having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein each magnet comprises a plurality of magnetic segments and at least one magnetic segment towards the distal end comprises a high resistivity magnetic material.
El-Refaie; Ayman Mohamed Fawzi (Niskayuna, NY), Reddy; Patel Bhageerath (Madison, WI)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
12/ 416,220
April 1, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-07NT43122 awarded by The United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.