Patents Assigned to Carrier Corporation
  • Publication number: 20210370112
    Abstract: A fire suppression nozzle can include a first fluid channel configured to be in fluid communication with a first fluid having a first flow velocity and a second fluid channel configured to be in fluid communication with a second fluid having a second flow velocity. A mixer can be disposed between the first fluid channel and the second fluid channel such that the mixer is configured to induce streamwise vorticity in at least the first fluid exiting first fluid channel to cause mixing of the first fluid and the second fluid to reduce a flow speed of a mixture of the first fluid and the second fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. Johnson, Duane C. McCormick, May L. Corn, Sudarshan N. Koushik, Mikhail Morozov, Changmin Cao, Christopher T. Chipman, Keith A. Post
  • Publication number: 20210370115
    Abstract: A fusible mechanical linkage includes a tensioner having an aperture and a spool with guides arranged on an end of the spool opposite the aperture. The guides define a cable seat between one another. A fusible alloy is arranged between the spool and the tensioner, the fusible alloy fixing the spool to the tensioner below a predetermined temperature, the fusible alloy allowing tension carried by an actuation cable received in the cable seat to rotate the spool relative to the tensioner above the predetermined temperature. Fire suppression systems and methods adjusting actuation cables in fire suppression systems are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Kjellman
  • Patent number: 11187249
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silencer, including: a silencer housing having an annular plate-like structure, with an annular mounting chamber formed therein; a silencing pad disposed in the mounting chamber; and a positioning portion disposed on the silencer housing and used for fastening the silencer housing. The silencer according to the embodiment of the present invention has an integrated structure, and can desirably avoid the problem of mounting unflatness in a separated structure. Moreover, the silencing pad therein is disposed to surround the entire silencer, which can provide a sound absorption and noise reduction effect more efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vishnu M. Sishtla, Kai Deng, Zhanbo Du
  • Patent number: 11187689
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring a product is provided, the sensor includes a first sensor element formed from a first biodegradable material and having a first sensor element height, wherein the first sensor element height changes in response to a first parameter of interest of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Renee A. Eddy, David C. Brondum, Mark E. Cywilko, Richard P. Marcantonio, James Taeckens, Jeffrey Allen Leshuk
  • Patent number: 11187455
    Abstract: A cargo-neutral climate control diagnostic system for a climate controlled mobile container includes a controller configured and disposed to be connected to one or more climate control components. The controller is configured and disposed to identify a cargo-neutral test opportunity and conduct a test to determine an operational state of the one or more climate control components of the climate controlled mobile cargo container while maintaining a desired environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aryn Shapiro, David V. Soergel, Cheryl M. Keiling
  • Patent number: 11189143
    Abstract: An aspiration smoke detection system for detecting the presence of a fire within a region of interest. The aspiration smoke detection system includes a smoke detection unit for detecting the presence of smoke particles suspended in air; and one or more local sensors located remotely from the smoke detection unit for measuring a property of air from the region of interest that is drawn into the aspiration smoke detection system. An inlet piece includes a sensor for use with the aspiration smoke detection system is also provided. A method of detecting a fire using the aspiration smoke detection system and a method of locating a fire using the aspiration smoke detection system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miquel Ribalda Galvez, Jose Manuel Munuera Garcia, Ricard Burriel Maurel
  • Patent number: 11189119
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed towards method system and devices assisting a user in providing seamless access to a user through an access point of the access system. The invention describes estimating various factors such as time, distance, and signal strength enabling frictionless access to the user. The invention describes adjusting the time interval and the signal strength according to the needs of the user. Various other embodiments of the invention describes estimating a threshold signal strength and time interval based on a distance of the user from the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Krishnakanth Jarugumilli, Mahesh Dhumpeti, Gokul Ellanki, Anil Kumar Varturi, Rajesh Krishna Etikela, Sriram Narasimha Murthy Dulam, Michael R. Green, Kishore Maroju, Ashley Kennedy-Foster
  • Patent number: 11189120
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing state information of an auxiliary door are provided. The system includes a main locking device and an auxiliary door with a state sensor. The state sensor is configured to detect and transmit state information to at least one of the main locking device and a room management system. The state information may include whether the auxiliary door is in an opened state, a closed state, a locked state, and/or an unlocked state. The main locking device is configured to transmit a notification based on the state information when a rotation sensor detects the rotation of an interior door handle and the state information indicates that the auxiliary door is in the opened state and/or the unlocked state. This notification may be sent to a mobile device and/or a status indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Santhosh Amuduri, Subhash Reddy Gopavaram, Srinivasa Rao Veeravalli, Adam Kuenzi
  • Patent number: 11187083
    Abstract: A fan for a climate control outdoor unit includes a plurality of airfoils located around a central hub. Each of the airfoils includes a leading edge and a trailing edge opposite the leading edge. A pressure side surface extends between the leading edge and the trailing edge. A suction side surface is opposite the pressure side surface and extends between the leading edge and the trailing edge. The leading edge includes a greatest negative deviation from a radial line of greater than 10% of a span of the airfoil. The greatest negative deviation is located at between 45% and 85% of the span of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richie C. Stauter, Ryan K. Dygert, Mina Adel Zaki, Daniel Asselin
  • Publication number: 20210361991
    Abstract: A fire suppression system has a tank unit (40, 42, 44, 46). A tank body has a first port and an interior for storing at least one of fire suppressant and driver gas. A discharge assembly is mounted to the first port and has a discharge valve (50, 52) and a first monitoring switch or sensor (230 240) having a normally closed output (532) and a normally open output (534). A first monitoring system (100) is coupled to one of the normally closed output and the normally open output. A second monitoring system (340) is coupled to the other of the normally closed output and the normally open output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Marcin Piech, Thomas Carl Kjellman
  • Publication number: 20210364335
    Abstract: In a system for measuring a fire suppressant or fire suppression propellant quantity, the system comprising: a base (102); a top plate (106) positioned to support a tank (22) of said fire suppressant or fire suppression propellant; a plurality of springs (112) positioned between the top plate and the base to support the top plate atop the base, the plurality of springs positioned to support the top plate along a range of motion between an extended condition and a retracted condition; a first magnetic member (142) mounted to the base; a second magnetic member (140) mounted to the top plate so that a spacing between the first magnetic member and the second magnetic member decreases as the top plate moves from the extended condition to the retracted condition. At least one of the first magnetic member and the second magnetic member is a permanent magnet. A magnetic field sensor (160) is positioned to detect changes in a magnetic field associated with changes in said spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Marcin Piech, Tadeusz Pawel Witczak, Beata I. Wawrzyniak
  • Patent number: 11181629
    Abstract: A hand-held device for detecting an object is provided. The hand-held device comprising: a communication device including a plurality of antennas; a processor in communication with the communication device; a memory in communication with the communication device and the processor, the memory comprising computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations comprising: receiving at least one radio emission using the plurality of antennas; estimating a reference emission in response to the at least one radio emission; estimating an environment emission in response to the at least one radio emission; determining a pattern of interest in response to at least one of the reference emission and the environment emission; and identifying an object in response to the pattern of interest; wherein the hand-held device is sized to fit in a human hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christopher Coy Fuller
  • Patent number: 11176510
    Abstract: A cargo transport system includes a container for storing perishable products, and a control assembly for controlling an environment parameter. A sensor of the system is configured to measure the environment parameter. A detector of the system may be directly secured to the perishable products for measuring a product condition. A control module of the system is configured to receive signals from the sensor and the detector indicative of the measured environment parameter and product condition, process the signals, and send a command signal to the control assembly for adjusting the environment parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Beasley, Jeffrey Allen Leshuk, Mark E. Cywilko, Murat Yasar
  • Patent number: 11176796
    Abstract: A detection system for measuring one or more conditions within a predetermined area includes at least one fiber optic cable for transmitting light, the at least one fiber optic cable defining a plurality of nodes arranged to measure the one or more conditions. A control system is in communication with the at least one fiber optic cable such that scattered light and a time of flight record is transmitted from the at least one fiber optic cable to the control system. The control system includes a detection algorithm operable to identify a portion of the scattered light associated with each of the plurality of nodes and indicate a presence and magnitude of the one or more conditions at each of the plurality of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Birnkrant, Peter R. Harris
  • Patent number: 11175064
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system and method for performing analytics based chiller sequencing. Embodiments include a plurality of chillers, a system controller configured to control the plurality of chillers, and one or more sensors in communication with the controller, the one or more sensors configured to generate operational data based on measured operational parameters of the plurality of chillers. Embodiments include the controller including a processor configured to obtain the operational data, calculate scores for each of the plurality of chillers based on the operational data, and rank the plurality of chillers based on the scores. The processor is further configured to sequence the plurality of chillers based at least in part on the ranking, and control operation of the plurality of chillers based on the sequencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keunmo Kang, Sheng Li, Xing Cai, Xinyu Wu, Marcin Cychowski
  • Publication number: 20210346742
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for a fire suppression system is disclosed, which includes a body having an inlet end for receiving a flow of fire extinguishing agent from the fire suppression system at an inlet pressure, a nozzle portion extending from the body and having an interior cavity defining a central axis, wherein a plurality of exit orifices are formed in an outer wall of the nozzle portion, in communication with the interior cavity, for vectoring the flow of fire extinguishing agent exiting therefrom and to reduce a noise level of the nozzle assembly, and at least one perforated filter member positioned upstream from the exit orifices in the nozzle portion, for reducing the inlet pressure of the fire extinguishing agent in furtherance of noise level reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. Johnson, Sudarshan N. Koushik, Duane C. McCormick, May L. Corn, Changmin Cao, Christopher T. Chipman
  • Patent number: 11170328
    Abstract: A system for managing sanitation of a container for perishable goods including: a storage device to store perishable good requirements, sanitation schedule parameters, sanitation requirements, sanitation test results, and perishable good parameters associated with the perishable goods; and a sanitation management system coupled to the storage device. The sanitation management system including: a sanitation assessment module to determine sanitation risk levels in response to at least one of the perishable good parameters, the perishable good requirements, the sanitation schedule parameters, sanitation test results, and the sanitation requirements; a sanitation schedule module to determine sanitation schedule adjustments in response to at least one of the sanitation risk level, the sanitation schedule parameters, and the sanitation requirements; and a meshing module to determine output parameters in response to at least one of the sanitation risk levels and the sanitation schedule adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Beasley, Ciara Poolman, Robert A. Chopko, John Cronin, Joseph George Bodkin
  • Patent number: 11171777
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for controlling remote access to a computer system is disclosed. A method includes generating a secret value at a first computer system; sharing the secret value with associated computer systems; choosing a time length for validity; computing a derived key based on the secret value; and controlling remote access to the computer system based on the derived key and a unique identifier associated with the first computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phani Pavan Kumar Mangaiahgari, David V. Soergel, Aryn Shapiro, Doug Schiffer
  • Patent number: 11168899
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes a shrouded fan rotor (18) having a plurality of fan blades (22) extending from a rotor hub (24) and rotatable about a central axis (20) of the fan assembly and a fan shroud (26) extending circumferentially around the fan rotor (18) and secured to an outer tip diameter of the plurality of fan blades (22). A stator assembly (28) is located downstream of the fan rotor (18), relative to an airflow (14) direction through the fan assembly. The stator assembly (28) includes a plurality of stator vanes (30) extending between a stator hub (32) and a stator shroud (34). A flow control ring (36) is positioned between the fan rotor (18) and the stator assembly (28) to block radial flow migration in an axial spacing between the fan rotor and the stator assembly resulting from a radial flow component of an airflow (14) exiting the fan rotor (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryan K. Dygert
  • Publication number: 20210341188
    Abstract: A compressor of an embodiment includes three suction pipes. A first center of a first suction pipe, a second center of a second suction pipe, and a third center of a third suction pipe are positioned at vertices of a triangle. A first distance between the first center and a center of a compressor main body is smaller than a second distance between the second center and the center of the compressor main body and a third distance between the third center and the center of the compressor main body. The first suction pipe is connected to a first suction port on an uppermost side. A second virtual plane on which a central axis of a main curved pipe part of the second suction pipe is disposed and a third virtual plane on which a central axis of a main curved pipe part of the third suction pipe is disposed are inclined to opposite sides from each other with respect to a first virtual plane on which a central axis of a main curved pipe part of the first suction pipe is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Toshiba Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Hirayama, Shogo Shida