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Magnetic bearing element with adjustable stiffness

United States Patent

8,581,463
November 12, 2013
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A compact magnetic bearing element is provided which is made of permanent magnet discs configured to be capable of the adjustment of the bearing stiffness and levitation force over a wide range.
Post; Richard F. (Walnut Creek, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 150,467
20110291507
June 1, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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.