Patents Assigned to Chilldyne, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10920772
    Abstract: A pump with two independent motors is disclosed. The first motor is mechanically connected to a first rotor comprising a first plurality of teeth radiating from the center of the first rotor. The second motor is mechanically connected to a second rotor comprising a second plurality of teeth radiating from the center of the first rotor, wherein the first plurality of teeth meshes with the second plurality of teeth. A sealed case may house the first and second rotors, and the case may include a suction inlet and a pressure outlet. Rotating the rotors propels a liquid from the suction inlet to the pressure outlet. Because the motors are independent of each other, when one motor fails to rotate the other motor will rotate both rotors and maintain the propelling liquid from the suction inlet to the pressure outlet. The pump may be a gear pump or a rotary lobe pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Chilldyne, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Patent number: 10582641
    Abstract: A central distribution unit (CDU) for circulating coolant is disclosed. The CDU may operate under negative pressure and can have a number of operation modes including: normal operation, pump priming, fill, drain, purge and vacuum test. The CDU includes various valves, pumps and sensors, the placement and actuation of which transitions the CDU into the various modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CHILLDYNE, INC.
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Patent number: 9161480
    Abstract: A reliable, leak tolerant liquid cooling system with a backup air-cooling system for computers is provided. The system may use a vacuum pump and a liquid pump in combination to provide negative fluid pressure so that liquid does not leak out of the system near electrical components. The system distributes flow and pressure with a series of pressure regulating valves so that an array of computers can be serviced by a single cooling system. The system provides both air and liquid cooling so that if the liquid cooling system does not provide adequate cooling, the air cooling system will be automatically activated. A connector system is provided to automatically evacuate the liquid from the heat exchangers before they are disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Chilldyne, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Patent number: 9010141
    Abstract: A reliable, leak-tolerant liquid cooling system with a backup air-cooling system for computers is provided. The system may use a vacuum pump and a liquid pump and/or an air compressor in combination to provide negative fluid pressure so that liquid does not leak out of the system near electrical components. Alternatively, the system can use a single vacuum pump and a valve assembly to circulate coolant. The system distributes flow and pressure with a series of pressure regulating valves so that an array of computers can be serviced by a single cooling system. The system provides both air and liquid cooling so that if the liquid cooling system does not provide adequate cooling, the air cooling system will be automatically activated. The heat may be removed from the building efficiently with a cooling tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Chilldyne, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Publication number: 20140373933
    Abstract: A connector for use in a negative pressure coolant system is disclosed. The connector connects coolant system circulating to an electrical component thereby allowing the coolant to circulate through the electrical component. The connector is made up of two components, a component side connector and a pump side connector, and can be in three positions: disengaged, semi-engaged and fully-engaged. An electrical component can be drained of its coolant while the connector is shifted from the fully-engaged position, to the semi-engaged position and to the disengaged position. This can be accomplished without shutting down the negative pressure coolant system, thus allowing a particular electrical component to be disconnected without affecting the cooling efficiency of other electrical components connected to the system. Because the coolant is drained, it will not spill on the electrical component and cause damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: CHILLDYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Harrington, Peter C. Deangelis, William C. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8820351
    Abstract: A connector for use in a negative pressure coolant system is disclosed. The connector connects coolant system circulating to an electrical component thereby allowing the coolant to circulate through the electrical component. The connector is made up of two components, a component side connector and a pump side connector, and can be in three positions: disengaged, semi-engaged and fully-engaged. An electrical component can be drained of its coolant while the connector is shifted from the fully-engaged position, to the semi-engaged position and to the disengaged position. This can be accomplished without shutting down the negative pressure coolant system, thus allowing a particular electrical component to be disconnected without affecting the cooling efficiency of other electrical components connected to the system. Because the coolant is drained, it will not spill on the electrical component and cause damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Chilldyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Harrington, Peter C. Deangelis, William C Campbell