Patents Represented by Attorney J. Raymond Curtin
  • Patent number: 4365484
    Abstract: A transport refrigeration machine for conditioning the interior of a trailer comprising a frame, a refrigerant compressor, a condenser assembly, and an evaporator assembly. The evaporator assembly includes a housing, a heat exchanger extending within the housing for conducting the refrigerant fluid therethrough, and heat exchanger support apparatus connecting the heat exchanger to the frame to support the heat exchanger independently of the housing. The evaporator assembly further comprises a blower unit extending within the housing to circulate air therethrough, and blower unit support apparatus connecting the blower unit to the frame to support the blower unit independently of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Ernest A. Carson, Gordon K. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4362030
    Abstract: A refrigeration circuit comprising serially arranged low and high stage compressors, a condenser, an expansion device, and an evaporator. The circuit also includes by-pass means connecting a low pressure line with the high stage compressor for conducting refrigerant vapor therebetween to by-pass the low stage compressor, and a quench line connected to the by-pass means for conducting liquid refrigerant thereto. A check-quench valve is located at the intersection of the by-pass means and the quench line. The check-quench valve has a quench position blocking the by-pass means and opening the quench line, and a by-pass position opening the by-pass means and closing the quench line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Roger J. Voorhis
  • Patent number: 4357805
    Abstract: A flash subcooler is provided to meter a portion of the refrigerant flowing from the condenser to the evaporator to an intermediate heat exchanger to subcool refrigerant flowing from the condenser to the evaporator. This diverted refrigerant is flashed to provide subcooling and is then redirected to the compressor as is the flow of refrigerant from the evaporator. Both the refrigeration system and subassemblies for accomplishing the above are disclosed as well as methods of operation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Manning
  • Patent number: 4358233
    Abstract: A bulkhead formed of nesting channels connected together with toggle arms. The channels are attached to the forward wall of a refrigerated trailer and form a barrier to protect a refrigeration unit and provide an unrestricted air passage duct for return air. A channel shaped outboard extending support member swivels on toggle arms and due to its overcenter arrangement, remains extended vertically. When the outboard member is rotated upwardly, the channels and toggles nest together decreasing the depth of the apparatus. The collapsed position is maintained by several spring retaining clips that grasp a toggle arm connecting member.In another embodiment the channels are connected together with a solid partition which is positioned above the floor and below the air discharge opening of a refrigeration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Morris, L. Thomas Lane
  • Patent number: 4355450
    Abstract: A tube extracting mechanism comprising an elongated frame defining an opening in the front end thereof and a longitudinally extending passageway in communication with the opening. A sleeve is slidably supported by the frame for longitudinal movement within the passageway. The mechanism further comprises an expandable jaw supported by the sleeve for longitudinal movement therewith, and a mandrel in communication with the expandable jaw for expanding the jaw. A plurality of teeth extend annularly about and radially outward from the expandable jaw. Each tooth includes an annularly extending central section having a gripping edge generally defining an arc for engaging the interior surface of a tube, and a pair of end sections wherein each end section annularly extends from the central section and includes a tapered edge, wherein the tapered edges radially taper inward to facilitate withdrawing the tube gripping apparatus from the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Charlie D. Miller
  • Patent number: 4352024
    Abstract: An expander driven by waste heat fluid is operatively connected to a synchronous or induction generator. A brake/clutch controller selectively connects the power recovery string to an eddy current brake/flywheel in order to maintain line frequency and control speed during normal conditions and to minimize acceleration of the string during a load dump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Carl H. Geary, Norman A. Samurin
  • Patent number: 4350936
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method for controlling the operation of a fin winding machine. Various motor drives are utilized to regulate the speed of rotation of a heat exchange tube upon which fin is wrapped to regulate the speed of rotation of forming wheels for bending the fin to the appropriate configuration and to regulate the speed of rotation of slitter wheels for perforating the fin prior to bending. Sensing means are provided for determining the length of the fin strip within various segments along a fin route such that the motor speeds are all adjusted to maintain the desired amount of fin strip. Tension means are provided for maintaining constant tension of the fin strip regardless of the length of the fin strip in the appropriate segment. The various sensing means are cascaded such that a change in speed of one motor may affect a change in speed of another motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Dale E. Jackson
  • Patent number: 4348871
    Abstract: A transport refrigeration machine for conditioning the interior of a trailer comprising a refrigerant compressor, a condenser assembly including a condenser fan, and an evaporator assembly including an evaporator fan. The machine further comprises a fan shaft for driving the condenser and evaporator fans, an engine for driving the compressor and the fan shaft, and a frame supporting the refrigeration machine. The frame includes a box sub-frame, a condenser assembly support sub-frame, an evaporator assembly support sub-frame, and a shaft support sub-frame rotatably supporting the fan shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Joel W. Androff
  • Patent number: 4348868
    Abstract: An absorption refrigeration system is used as the cooling load for a process such as a stripping operation by operating the system in response to the heat supplied. Because heat supply is determinative, the system is falsely loaded by bypassing refrigerant back to the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn B. Foster, John E. Post
  • Patent number: 4349291
    Abstract: A wheel of a turbomachine is secured to a shaft of the machine by initially securing the wheel between one end of the shaft and a piston-like member. A space is formed between opposed sides of the member and wheel by moving the member relative to the wheel. A spacing member is placed in the space for placing a compressive force on the wheel for positively securing the wheel to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Carl H. Geary, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4347708
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for preconditioning makeup air supplied to an air conditioning unit. An add-on preconditioning unit having a separate vapor compression refrigeration circuit is disclosed for heating or cooling makeup air supplied to an air conditioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Rudy C. Bussjager
  • Patent number: 4347043
    Abstract: A motor compressor unit and a method of dampening sound waves generated therein. The motor compressor unit comprises a compressor for compressing a vapor, a motor for driving the compressor, a shell encompassing the compressor and motor, and a supply of lubricant disposed within the shell. The motor compressor unit further comprises a perforated lining positioned adjacent to the shell and annularly extending around the compressor for capturing a thin film or lubricant between the shell and the lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Richard D. Morris
  • Patent number: 4347042
    Abstract: A motor compressor unit and a method of reducing noise transmitted therefrom. The motor compressor unit comprises a compressor for compressing a vapor, a motor for driving the compressor, a shell encompassing the compressor and motor, and a supply of lubricant disposed within the shell. The motor compressor unit further comprises a lubricant absorbent, fibrous material positioned against interior surfaces of the shell for dampening sound waves generated within the motor compressor unit, and a cover positioned between the lubricant supply and the fibrous material for separating the fibrous material from the lubricant supply and preventing contamination thereof by the fibrous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy M. Holdsworth
  • Patent number: 4346568
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing tubes in a partition of an air conditioning unit. A tube seal is provided having slits for engaging the side walls of a partition opening in a partition dividing an air conditioning unit into an indoor section and an outdoor section. A tube receiving slit is provided in the seal such that upon assembly of the partition to the unit the refrigerant carrying tubes are secured within the seal. Additionally, extension portions from the seal extend downwardly and upon assembly are compressed to force the material of the seal to surround the tubes as well as the partition opening to provide a seal for reducing air flow between the indoor section and outdoor section of the air conditioning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Terrence J. Perrone, Theodore S. Bolton, Cosimo Caronna
  • Patent number: 4347427
    Abstract: A submerged arc welding gun includes a housing having a bore extending therethrough. The housing includes a welding nozzle defining one end. Welding wire is directed through the bore of the housing to said nozzle. A flux tube is also disposed within the bore in spaced relation to the welding wire for delivering flux from a source thereof to the nozzle. The flux tube terminates substantially adjacent to the nozzle. The flux tube is connected to a source of pressure for feeding the flux through the tube to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: Elliott Turbomachinery Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis R. Gentilo, Donald A. Smith, David L. Pifer
  • Patent number: 4345878
    Abstract: The belt of a variable speed fan drive is replaced without the use of tools. The high speed limit switch is bypassed and an override connection switch striker is provided which permits further movement of the motor base beyond the high speed limit when the high speed limit switch is bypassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Charles K. Griffin
  • Patent number: 4345235
    Abstract: An electrical resistance element for a variable resistance device, such as a thick film resistance element, and a method of making the element and a device utilizing the element, such as a potentiometer, is described. The resistance element comprises a single resistance material for use as a resistance path for a contact wiper in a variable resistance device and has a selected series of generally transverse cuts made in at least one section of the resistance material of the element. The cut section(s) provides an increased current path length through the element whereby the total resistance of the element is increased. Also, the cut section(s) provides the resistance element with a resistance function which can be adjusted to vary over a wide range of resistance values depending on the length, width, and number of the cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Assignee: Spectrol Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard E. Riley, Bradley D. Turner
  • Patent number: 4343591
    Abstract: A turbomachine seal system includes first and second seal members spaced axially about the shaft to define therebetween a first annular chamber. One of the seal members limits the flow of oil from a first portion of the turbomachine towards a second portion thereof. The second seal member limits the flow of process gas from the second portion of the turbomachine towards the first portion thereof. Pressure reducing means is connected to the chamber for reducing the pressure therein below the pressure in the first and second portions of the turbomachine for preventing oil from flowing from the first portion from migrating into the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Assignee: Elliott Turbomachinery Co., Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Hannan, III, Charles C. Czuszak
  • Patent number: D267338
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore S. Bolton, Richard D. Lang, Walter W. Hoyle
  • Patent number: D267339
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore S. Bolton, Richard D. Lang, John S. Burris