Patents by Inventor Greg A. Whitlow

Greg A. Whitlow has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160356555
    Abstract: A tube for a heat exchanger, and more particularly, a tube for a heat exchanger, which has a first reinforcement portion corresponding to a curved section of a tube and a second reinforcement portion attached to the first reinforcement portion formed at both ends of an inner fin so as to increase the strength of both ends in the air flow direction of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Hong-Young Lim, Jun-Young Song, Dong-Suk Lee, Sung-Hong Shin, Kwang-Hun Oh, Wi-Sam Jo, Yong-Sung Kwon, Sun-Mi Lee, Daniel Davidson, Greg Whitlow, Jiri Dobner, Young-Sang Kim, Jung-Ho Kim, Sun-An Jeong, Yeong-Ho Jin
  • Publication number: 20160054069
    Abstract: A heat exchanger and methods of manufacturing and assembling a heat exchanger, and more particularly to an air-flow heat exchanger having a mechanically assembled header for use in a motor vehicle. The heat exchanger comprises an all-metal bonded matrix including a plurality of substantially parallel metallic tubes and a plurality of metallic fins. The tubes have a heat transfer portion that is elongate in cross-sectional shape, and which comprises two opposing, longer sides, and two opposing shorter sides. At least one of the tubes is mechanically joined at a first end portion thereof to a first header of the heat exchanger by at least one compliant member. The compliant member extends around the first end portion of the tube to provide a seal and to permit relative movement between the mechanically joined tube and the first header due to thermal expansion and contraction of the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Armsden, Greg Whitlow
  • Patent number: 6622517
    Abstract: A condenser assembly for a vehicle air conditioning system. The condenser assembly includes a core comprised of a plurality of parallel tubes between which are located a plurality of fins. A pair of headers are located on opposite ends and in fluid communication with the tubes of the core. The headers are constructed such that their primary components exhibit constant cross sectional profiles along their lengths. This enables the volumetrics of the condenser assembly to be altered with a minimal amount of tooling change over being required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg A. Whitlow, Ian James Rawley, Ramchandra Patel, Wen Fei Yu
  • Patent number: 6612031
    Abstract: A tube and method of making the same for a heat exchanger includes a base, a top spaced from and opposing the base, a first side interposed between the base and the top along one side thereof, and a second side interposed between the base and the top along another side thereof. The tube includes an end form formed solely on either one of the first side and the second side to create a stop for inserting said tube into a manifold of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene E. Rhodes, Greg A. Whitlow, Wen Fei Yu
  • Publication number: 20030066635
    Abstract: A turbulator with offset louvers and method of making the same for a heat exchanger includes a plurality of corrugated fins each having a base extending laterally and longitudinally in a strip. The turbulator also includes a plurality of louvers spaced along the base and extending longitudinally and generally perpendicular to the base in an alternating manner, the louvers being rolled in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Eugene E. Rhodes, Greg A. Whitlow, Wen Fei Yu
  • Publication number: 20020184765
    Abstract: A tube and method of making the same for a heat exchanger includes a base, a top spaced from and opposing the base, a first side interposed between the base and the top along one side thereof, and a second side interposed between the base and the top along another side thereof. The tube includes an end form formed solely on either one of the first side and the second side to create a stop for inserting said tube into a manifold of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Eugene E. Rhodes, Greg A. Whitlow, Wen Fei Yu
  • Patent number: 6453711
    Abstract: A tube and turbulator and method of making the same for a heat exchanger including a base, a top spaced from and opposing the base, a first side interposed between the base and the top along one side thereof, and a second side interposed between the base and the top along another side thereof. The base, top, first side and second side form a channel. The second side is triple hemmed such that ends of the base and the top are disposed within the channel. A flat turbulator may be disposed inside the tube and includes a base extending laterally and longitudinally in a strip. The flat turbulator also includes a plurality of corrugations spaced laterally along the base and extending longitudinally and generally perpendicular to the base in an alternating manner. The corrugations are rolled in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene E. Rhodes, Greg Whitlow, Wen F Yu
  • Publication number: 20020074109
    Abstract: A turbulator with offset louvers and method of making the same for a heat exchanger includes a plurality of corrugated fins each having a base extending laterally and longitudinally in a strip. The turbulator also includes a plurality of louvers spaced along the base and extending longitudinally and generally perpendicular to the base in an alternating manner, the louvers being rolled in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: Eugene E. Rhodes, Greg A. Whitlow, Wen Fei Yu
  • Patent number: 6360560
    Abstract: A condenser includes a plurality of generally U-shaped fluid carrying tubes having free ends and a manifold matingly engaging the free ends of the tubes and having an interior chamber. The manifold includes a receiver dryer disposed in the interior chamber and having a first fluid conduit wall and a second conduit wall extending axially to form a generally parallel first fluid passageway and second fluid passageway in fluid communication with the tubes and a dryer capsule being disposed in the interior chamber to dry fluid in the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Whitlow, Ramchandra L Patel, William Melnyk, Wen Fei Yu
  • Publication number: 20010015085
    Abstract: A tube and turbulator and method of making the same for a heat exchanger including a base, a top spaced from and opposing the base, a first side interposed between the base and the top along one side thereof, and a second side interposed between the base and the top along another side thereof. The base, top, first side and second side form a channel. The second side is triple hemmed such that ends of the base and the top are disposed within the channel. A flat turbulator may be disposed inside the tube and includes a base extending laterally and longitudinally in a strip. The flat turbulator also includes a plurality of corrugations spaced laterally along the base and extending longitudinally and generally perpendicular to the base in an alternating manner. The corrugations are rolled in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2001
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Inventors: Eugene E. Rhodes, Greg Whitlow, Wen F. Yu
  • Patent number: 6260379
    Abstract: A condenser having an integral receiver dryer includes a first manifold, a second manifold, and a plurality of fluid carrying tubes extending between and in fluid communication with the first manifold and second manifold. The condenser also includes a receiver dryer being internal to and integral with a housing of one of the first manifold and the second manifold and including a dryer material disposed in the housing to dry fluid therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Lynn Manwill, Corey Homer, Greg Whitlow, John Joseph Meyer, Thaddeus J. Waskiewicz, William Meinyk
  • Patent number: 6241012
    Abstract: A folded tube and method of making the same for a heat exchanger includes a base, a top spaced from and opposing the base, a first side interposed between the base and the top along one side thereof, and a second side interposed between the base and the top along another side thereof. The folded tube includes at least one of the base and the top having at least one internal web having an initial web width and initial outside shoulder radius and being compressed to compress the at least one internal web to a final web width less than the initial web width and a final outside shoulder radius less than the initial outside shoulder radius and defining a plurality of fluid ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Fel Yu, Eugene E Rhodes, Greg Whitlow
  • Patent number: 6213158
    Abstract: A tube and turbulator and method of making the same for a heat exchanger including a base, a top spaced from and opposing the base, a first side interposed between the base and the top along one side thereof, and a second side interposed between the base and the top along another side thereof. The base, top, first side and second side form a channel. The second side is triple hemmed such that ends of the base and the top are disposed within the channel. A flat turbulator may be disposed inside the tube and includes a base extending laterally and longitudinally in a strip. The flat turbulator also includes a plurality of corrugations spaced laterally along the base and extending longitudinally and generally perpendicular to the base in an alternating manner. The corrugations are rolled in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene E. Rhodes, Greg Whitlow, Wen F Yu
  • Patent number: 6209202
    Abstract: A folded tube and method of making the same for a heat exchanger includes a base, a top spaced from and opposing the base, a first side interposed between the base and the top along one side thereof, and a second side interposed between the base and the top along another side thereof. The folded tube includes at least one of the base and the top having at least one internal web having an initial web height and being compressed to extend the at least one internal web to a final web height greater than the initial web height and defining a plurality of fluid ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene E. Rhodes, Greg Whitlow, Wen F Yu
  • Patent number: 5934365
    Abstract: A heat exchanger having a plurality of elongated, generally flat tubes is disclosed, each tube including a planar base, a top, and pair of arcuate opposed side portions interposed between the base and the top is disclosed. A partition extends from the top to the base to define a pair of fluid passageways, the partition including a pair of opposing, contacting shoulder portions and a leg portion depending from each of the shoulder portions which contact the base. A first braze receiving of predetermined size is defined between the shoulder portions and the manifold of the heat exchanger. The size of the braze receiving area is controlled by minimizing the curvature of the shoulder portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Eugene E. Rhodes, Greg Whitlow, Wen Fei Yu
  • Patent number: 5890288
    Abstract: A method for making a heat exchanger tube having an elongated, generally rectangular member including a planar base, a top, and pair of arcuate opposed side portions interposed between the base and the top. A partition extends from the top to the base to define a pair of fluid passageways, the partition including a pair of opposing, contacting shoulder portions and a leg portion depending from each of the shoulder portions which contact the base. A first braze receiving of predetermined size is defined between the shoulder portions and the manifold of the heat exchanger. The size of the braze receiving area is controlled by minimizing the curvature of the shoulder portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Eugene E. Rhodes, Greg Whitlow, Wen Fei Yu