Patents Assigned to TUBE, INC.
  • Publication number: 20180042137
    Abstract: A liquid cooled coldplate has a tub with an inlet port and an outlet port and a plurality of pockets recessed within a top surface of the tub. Each pocket has a peripheral opening and a ledge, the ledge disposed inwardly and downwardly from the peripheral opening. The inlet port and outlet port are in fluid communication with the pocket via an inlet slot and an outlet slot. A plurality of cooling plates are each received by a pocket and recessed within the pocket. Each cooling plate comprises an electronics side for receiving electronics and enhanced side for cooling the cooling plate. The enhanced side of the cooling plate comprises a plurality of pins formed by micro deformation technology. The tub may be formed by extrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Reeves, Robert Scott Holland, Sy-Jenq Loong
  • Patent number: 9820291
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method for use with radio access network with a plurality of client devices are disclosed. The system includes a scheduling controller including a processor configured to receive session information from the radio access network for each client device. The session information includes a utility associated with each session. The scheduling controller is configured to generate a schedule for a spectrum valley based on the session information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TUBE, INC.
    Inventors: Mung Chiang, Sangtae Ha, Carlee Joe-Wong, Shantigram Jagannath, Wim Sweldens
  • Patent number: 9681580
    Abstract: The current invention comprises a base plate made of at least a first metal and a second metal clad together with a metallurgical bond, where the first and second metals are different metals. The base plate includes an enhanced surface that is entirely contained within the second metal, where the enhanced surface comprises fins, pins, or other structures. The tip of the enhanced surface extends above the outer surface of the second metal, and the enhancements are monolithic with the second metal. The base plate can form one component of a cold plate for cooling electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Sy-Jenq Loong, Donald Lynn Smith
  • Patent number: 9655294
    Abstract: A substrate for electronic components is formed by bonding a cooling metal layer to one side of a ceramic tile and bonding an electronic metal layer to the other side of the electronic tile. The substrate is secured to a machining base and the cooling metal layer surface is enhanced through an MDT process. In the process, fins are sliced into the cooling metal layer with a tool to a depth of less than the cooling metal layer thickness. The slicing forces material upward without removing material from the cooling metal layer, forming fins that extend beyond the original thickness of the cooling metal layer. The fins can be cross-sliced at an angle to form pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Sy-Jenq Loong, Donald Lynn Smith
  • Publication number: 20160338222
    Abstract: A liquid cooled coldplate has a tub with an inlet port and an outlet port and a plurality of pockets recessed within a top surface of the tub. Each pocket has a peripheral opening and a ledge, the ledge disposed inwardly and downwardly from the peripheral opening. The inlet port and outlet port are in fluid communication with the pocket via an inlet slot and an outlet slot. A plurality of cooling plates are each received by a pocket and recessed within the pocket. Each cooling plate comprises an electronics side for receiving electronics and enhanced side for cooling the cooling plate. The enhanced side of the cooling plate comprises a plurality of pins formed by micro deformation technology. The tub may be formed by extrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Reeves, Robert Scott Holland, Sy-Jenq Loong
  • Patent number: 9407508
    Abstract: A system configured to generate a utilization metric using a plurality of client devices coupled to a network server is disclosed. The system includes a channel condition monitor and a probe packet coordinator located on each client device, the channel condition monitor being configured to gather channel information, the probe packet coordinator being configured to format a packet train containing the channel information, the probe packet coordinator being configured to schedule or control the transmission timing of the packet train. The system also includes a network congestion calculator located at the network server, the network congestion calculator being configured to receive the packet train from each client device and generate a utilization metric based on the packet train received from each client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: TUBE, Inc.
    Inventors: Mung Chiang, Sangtae Ha, Carlee Joe-Wong, Harjot Singh Saluja, Shantigram Jagannath, Wim Sweldens
  • Publication number: 20150379579
    Abstract: A sponsored data system and method are disclosed. The system is configured to operate with a wireless mobile device running an app that receives sponsored data from a content provider server. The system includes an interface application or SDK configured to run on the wireless mobile device, the SDK being configured to determine availability of sponsored data. The system also includes a cloud platform configured to interface with the content provider server, the cloud platform being configured to generate a token with data usable to determine availability of sponsored data and transmit the token to the SDK. The system also includes a portal configured to create and store promotion packages that identifies at least a portion of the data associated with the app as sponsored data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: TUBE, INC.
    Inventors: Mung Chiang, Jagannath Shantigram, Carlee Joe-Wong, Harjot Saluja
  • Publication number: 20150202724
    Abstract: A method for producing a plate heat exchanger uses micro deformation technology to form fins on both sides of a sheet of metal. In the method, a substantially flat, substantially thin sheet of metal is restrained in a tooling fixture. The sheet has a first flat side and a second flat side. Fins are formed in the first and second flat sides of the sheet by slicing the sheet with a tool to create monolithic fins extending from the sheet. A base plate is formed by cutting the finned portions from the sheet. The base plate is used to form a plate heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Beucher, Donald Lynn Smith, Sy-Jenq Loong
  • Publication number: 20150173096
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method for use with radio access network with a plurality of client devices are disclosed. The system includes a scheduling controller including a processor configured to receive session information from the radio access network for each client device. The session information includes a utility associated with each session. The scheduling controller is configured to generate a schedule for a spectrum valley based on the session information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: TUBE, INC.
    Inventors: Mung Chiang, Sangtae Ha, Carlee Joe-Wong, Shantigram Jagannath, Wim Sweldens
  • Publication number: 20150121701
    Abstract: A cold plate includes an enclosure with an inlet, an outlet, a base and a lid. The inlet and outlet are in fluid communication, so fluid can flow from the inlet though the enclosure to the outlet. The base is formed from a base plate, and the base plate includes an island facing into the enclosure. A plurality of pins extends from the island toward the lid. The pins can have a spiral shape, where the cross sectional profile of the pins change along the length of the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Sy-Jenq Loong, Donald Lynn Smith
  • Publication number: 20150063152
    Abstract: A system configured to generate a utilization metric using a plurality of client devices coupled to a network server is disclosed. The system includes a channel condition monitor and a probe packet coordinator located on each client device, the channel condition monitor being configured to gather channel information, the probe packet coordinator being configured to format a packet train containing the channel information, the probe packet coordinator being configured to schedule or control the transmission timing of the packet train. The system also includes a network congestion calculator located at the network server, the network congestion calculator being configured to receive the packet train from each client device and generate a utilization metric based on the packet train received from each client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: TUBE, INC.
    Inventors: Mung Chiang, Sangtae Ha, Carlee Joe-Wong, Harjot Singh Saluja, Shantigram Jagannath, Wim Sweldens
  • Patent number: 8938880
    Abstract: A cold plate is manufactured by obtaining a base plate with a top surface, a bottom surface, and an edge. An inlet trough and an outlet trough are machined in the top surface. Fins are cut into the base plate with a tool that contacts the base plate in either the inlet trough and the outlet trough and then exits the base plate in the other of the inlet trough and the outlet trough. An inlet nozzle indent is machined from the inlet trough to the edge of the base plate, and an outlet nozzle indent is machined from the outlet trough to the edge of the base plate. A cover covers the inlet and outlet nozzle indents, and an inlet nozzle and outlet nozzle are secured to the inlet and outlet nozzle indents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Sy-Jenq Loong, Donald Lynn Smith, Matthew Reeves, Peter Beucher
  • Publication number: 20140290042
    Abstract: A substrate for electronic components is formed by bonding a cooling metal layer to one side of a ceramic tile and bonding an electronic metal layer to the other side of the electronic tile. The substrate is secured to a machining base and the cooling metal layer surface is enhanced through an MDT process. In the process, fins are sliced into the cooling metal layer with a tool to a depth of less than the cooling metal layer thickness. The slicing forces material upward without removing material from the cooling metal layer, forming fins that extend beyond the original thickness of the cooling metal layer. The fins can be cross-sliced at an angle to form pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Sy-Jenq LOONG, Donald Lynn Smith
  • Publication number: 20130264701
    Abstract: A cold plate has a base plate connected to a cover to form an enclosure, with an inlet and outlet nozzle penetrating the enclosure for coolant flow. The base plate includes a top surface opposite a bottom surface, Where the top surface includes enhancements positioned within the enclosure under the cover. The base plate has an inlet trough and an outlet trough that serve as headers, so the inlet nozzle connects to the inlet trough, and coolant from the inlet trough can flow through the enhanced surface, collect in the outlet trough, and then exit the cold plate through the outlet nozzle. The enhanced surface includes enhancements that begin at a point in between the bottom surface and the top surface, and the enhancements extend to a point above the top surface. In another embodiment, electronic components can be soldered on a cold plate. The electronic component can be positioned in contact with the cold plate, and solid solder can be positioned at a contact point on the electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Sy-Jenq Loong, Donald Lynn Smith, Matthew Reeves, Peter Beucher
  • Publication number: 20120320529
    Abstract: The current invention comprises a base plate made of at least a first metal and a second metal clad together with a metallurgical bond, where the first and second metals are different metals. The base plate includes an enhanced surface that is entirely contained within the second meta where the enhanced surface comprises fins, pins, or other structures. The tip of the enhanced surface extends above the outer surface of the second metal, and the enhancements are monolithic with the second metal. The base plate can form one component of a cold plate for cooling electronics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Sy-Jenq Loong, Donald Lynn Smith
  • Patent number: 8302307
    Abstract: A method of forming a plurality of protrusions on the inner surface of a tube to reduce tube side resistance and improve overall heat transfer performance. The method includes cutting through ridges on the inner surface of the tube to create ridge layers and lifting the ridge layers to form the protrusions. In this way, the protrusions are formed without removal of metal from the inner surface of the tube, thereby eliminating debris which can damage the equipment in which the tubes are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Petur Thors, Nikolai Zoubkov
  • Publication number: 20120111551
    Abstract: A finned tube includes channels defined between adjacent fins on the tube body outer surface. Wings extend from side walls of the adjacent fins between the fin top and the fin base such that the wings form a barrier which splits the channel into an upper channel and a lower channel. A plurality of holes penetrate the barrier where the wings meet, so liquids and gases can pass into and out of the enclosed area defined by the lower channel. The wings can include alternating upper wings and lower wings, and there can be depressions formed in the fin top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianying CAO, Zhong LUO, Jian WU, Yalin QIU
  • Patent number: 8162039
    Abstract: A finned tube includes channels defined between adjacent fins on the tube body outer surface. Wings extend from side walls of the adjacent fins between the fin top and the fin base such that the wings form a barrier which splits the channel into an upper channel and a lower channel. A plurality of holes penetrate the barrier where the wings meet, so liquids and gases can pass into and out of the enclosed area defined by the lower channel. The wings can include alternating upper wings and lower wings, and there can be depressions formed in the fin top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianying Cao, Zhong Luo, Jian Wu, Yalin Qiu
  • Publication number: 20120026692
    Abstract: A substrate for electronic components includes a ceramic tile and a cooling metal layer. The cooling metal layer can include copper, aluminum, nickel, gold, or other metals. The cooling metal layer has an enhanced surface facing away from the ceramic tile, where the enhanced surface includes either fins or pins. Electronic components can be connected to the substrate on a surface opposite the cooling metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Wolverine Tube, Inc.
    Inventors: Sy-Jenq Loong, Donald Lynn Smith
  • Publication number: 20110139411
    Abstract: A cooling surface for cooling an electronic component, the surface having two sets of fins, each set of fins defining a set of channels, and a number of passageways connecting the sets of channels. The cooling surface can be attached to an electronic component, such as a chip, and refrigerant supplied to at least one of the sets of channels. When the temperature of the electronic component rises, the heat is transferred to the refrigerant in the cooling surface, at least some of which vaporizes to carry heat away from, and facilitate cooling of, the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: WOLVERINE TUBE, INC.
    Inventor: Petur Thors