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Nidec Motor Corporation Files Patent Infringement Action Against Broad Ocean

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

SOURCE Nidec Motor Corporation

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