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ECM : A Timeline

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December 15, 2014
Dr. Steven Shaw, renowned scientist, engineer, author and software developer joins ECM.

“Air-core, axial flux machines will play a more prominent role within the global motor market
and the utilization of PCB stators is a unique and creative solution, providing optimum design flexibility. We have selected and assembled a dedicated team of engineers that are eager to initiate the required disciplined research efforts within the lab to advance PCB stator technology” – Steven Shaw, Ph.D.

June 4, 2015
ECM secures license agreement with Core Motion, Inc. [US 7,109,625 B1]

June 23, 2015    
ECM’s modeling software PrintStator is launched, successfully models an e-Mobility application from discrete inputs and automatically generates associated Gerber and drawing files. 6” PCB stators are successfully “printed” at a local PCB house for utilization with 1.2kW eV motors.

June 30, 2016
ECM files additional IP specifically addressing thermal management in PCB stators.

September 30, 2016
ECM files additional IP specifically addressing winding loses via unique methods, geometries and structures in PCB stators.

July 12, 2016
ECM files additional IP specific to apparatus and method for forming a magnet assembly.

May 8, 2017
Brian Casey, a proven and successful entrepreneur, joins the ECM team as President & CEO.

“I would like to thank the ECM Board, its Founders and Shareholders for this unique opportunity. ECM’s team, innovative design software and patent pending IP portfolio is quite impressive. Printing motors via software by leveraging existing global PCB manufacturing capacity is an ingenious and elegant solution that will certainly be disruptive to the status quo of the electric motor industry. I look forward to working with a very talented ECM team in commercializing this transformative technology.” – Brian Casey

May 22, 2017
Ken Morse, serial entrepreneur and Founding Managing Director of MIT’s Entrepreneurship Center     is named Senior Advisor to ECM.

“ECM’s software and technology platform enables smaller, more efficient, lighter and quieter motors to be custom designed and built in the USA in a fraction of the time it takes existing players to even start thinking about the problem. I’m very much looking forward to working with ECM to evangelize this compelling technology.” – Ken Morse

June 1, 2017
ECM files additional IP and claims specific to structures and methods for controlling losses in PCB stators.

June 6, 2017
ECM is granted additional patents; US 9,673,684 B2 and US 9,673,688 B2

October 24, 2017
ECM is granted an additional patent; US 9,800,109 B2

August 14, 2017
ECM’s software platform, PrintStator, successfully produces “stacked stator” designs with the ability to obtain higher operating voltages via complete sets of inner and outer end turns over multiple layers.

November 11, 2017
ECM Acquires all Core Motion patents rights. [US 7,109,625 B1]

December 22, 2017
ECM files additional IP specific to planar composite structures to obtain higher operating voltages in PCB stators.

January 2, 2018
ECM is granted an additional patent; US 9,859,763 B2

February 4, 2018
Dr. Gary Bergstrom, Founder of Acadian Asset Management joins ECM’s Board of Directors.

“I’m honored to join ECM’s Board of Directors and look forward to supporting the company’s capitalization and commercialization efforts. Energy efficient electric motors developed with ECM’s disruptive PCB stator technology are well-positioned to benefit from global macro trends in electrification, e-Mobility and automation. Efficiency, compact form factors and weight reduction will be paramount for the electric machines of the future. ECM has the potential to be a global leader in PCB stator technology.” - Gary Bergstrom, Ph.D.

October 1, 2018
Brian Balcom, previously with ABB, joins ECM as Chief Operating Officer.

“I’m very pleased to be part of the ECM team and look forward to leveraging my skill sets and experience. The creation of unique winding geometries within a planar composite PCB stator via software is simply revolutionary. This level of design flexibility is unprecedented within the OEM motor industry and presents a powerful paradigm shift in the next evolution of electric machines.” – Brian Balcom

December 24, 2018
ECM’s software platform, PrintStator, successfully incorporates CAM sub-routines to seamlessly translate optimized motor design geometry to G-code utilized by CNC machine tools to manufacture component parts, improving overall quality and nearly eliminating operator error.

January 1, 2019
ECM is granted an additional patent; US 10,170,953 B2

February 19, 2019
ECM is granted an additional patent; US 10,211,694 B1

April 9, 2019
ECM is granted an additional patent; US 10,256,690 B2

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