Patent Number: 7,825,556

Title: Stepping motor

Abstract: A stepping motor includes: a stator which includes a cup-like first (outer) yoke having a plurality of notches formed at its bottom plate, a second (inner) yoke, and a bobbin having a coil wound therearound and housed in the annular hollow space formed by the first and second yokes; and a pair of bearings each of which includes a hollow-cylindrical main body and a flange structure having a plurality of protrusions, and is attached to the stator such that the protrusions engage with the notches of the first yoke thereby preventing the bearing from rotating relative to the first yoke, and such that the protrusions make contact with a flange of the bobbin thereby precisely positioning the bearing relative to the first yoke with respect to the axial direction, which prohibits any portions of the bearing from protruding axially outwardly beyond the bottom plate of the first yoke.

Inventors: Suzuki; Yuzuru (Kitasaku-gun, JP), Yamawaki; Takayuki (Kitasaku-gun, JP), Furusaki; Hiroyuki (Kitasaku-gun, JP), Kagawa; Masaki (Kitasaku-gun, JP)

Assignee: Minebea Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H02K 37/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00