Nidec Motor Corporation Files Patent Infringement Action Against Broad Ocean

 Nidec Motor Corporation Files Patent Infringement Action Against Broad Ocean

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nidec Motor Corporation ("NMC")
today filed a patent infringement action against three Broad Ocean companies
(Zhongshan Broad Ocean Motor Co., Ltd., Broad Ocean Technologies, LLC, and
Broad Ocean Motor LLC). The lawsuit (case #: 4:13-cv-01895) was filed in the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and alleges
that certain of Broad Ocean's electronically controlled blower motors for use
in HVAC applications infringe multiple patents owned by NMC.

About Nidec Motor Corporation: Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is a leading
manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls. The
NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors, large and
small, which serve industrial, residential, and commercial markets in
applications ranging from water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power
generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop
cooling towers, and commercial refrigeration. It also makes motors, controls,
and switches for automotive, industrial, and commercial markets. Brands
include U.S. Motors®, SR Drives®, Hurst®, Rescue®, RESCUE EcoTech®,
SelecTech®, PerfectSpeed®, TITAN®, HOSTILE DUTY®, and ECOTECH EZ®.

Nidec SR Drives Ltd, a Nidec subsidiary, is based at the Nidec Motor UK
Technology Centre in Harrogate, UK and operated by NMC specializing in the
design and development of new products using advanced brushless motors and
controls with a primary focus on SR technology.

Parent company Nidec Corporation (NYSE: NJ) is the world's leading
manufacturer of small precision motors, including motors used in hard disk
drives and optical disk drives. The company has extended its focus beyond the
information storage motor market to the home appliance, industrial,
commercial, and automotive markets, where it sees high future growth
potential. For more information, visit www.nidec-motor.com.

SOURCE Nidec Motor Corporation

Website: http://www.nidec-motor.com
Contact: John O'Connor, 314-727-5850, john@geileon.com
 
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