Patents Examined by A. Flanigan
  • Patent number: 10415900
    Abstract: Methods, plate elements and heat/enthalpy exchangers. a) perforating an unformed plate element with defined outer dimensions in any desired area and in any desired dimension; b) covering at least one side of the unformed plate element with a thin polymer film with latent energy exchange characteristics and; c) forming the plate element into a desired shape and a pattern of corrugations and/or embossing. The operations b) and c) may be performed in a different order. For instance, when the plate element is made out of plastic, b) may be performed before c) whereas, when the plate element is made out of aluminum (or plastic), c) may be performed before b). Operations a) and/or b) and/or c) may also, in certain embodiments, be combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WESTWIND LIMITED
    Inventor: Marcel Riendeau
  • Patent number: 10416008
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure pertain to a monitored heat exchanger system that includes a heat exchanger unit in operable engagement with a heat generating device. The heat exchanger unit has a frame; and at least one cooler coupled with the frame, the at least one cooler having an airflow side and a service fluid side. The system includes a monitoring module coupled to the heat exchanger unit. The monitoring module an at least one sensor; and at least one controller housing. A microcontroller is disposed within the controller housing and in operable communication with the at least one sensor. The at least one sensor has a rotating member configured to generate a system signal proportional to an amount of rotation of the rotating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FORUM US, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Vanberg, Hamid Reza Zareie Rajani, Seyed Reza Larimi, Morteza Abbasi
  • Patent number: 10415866
    Abstract: In an ice maker with a tray having at least one water-receiving cavity, a wall of the cavity contains a phase change material. If an ice maker of this kind is pre-cooled, so that the phase change material is solid, a great deal of heat can be removed from water poured into the cavities in a short time by the heat causing the phase change material to melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Brabenec, Adolf Feinauer, Karl-Friedrich Laible
  • Patent number: 10409341
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus that includes a base plate including two heat exchange units and a cover coupled to the base plate and enclosing the two heat exchange units. A recess is defined in the base plate and between the two heat exchange units. The cover and the base plate define a heat exchange chamber that includes the two heat exchange units. The cover has a first set of openings and a second set of openings, and is coupled to the base plate such that the first set of openings is above a first heat exchange unit and the second set of openings is above a second heat exchange unit. The cooling apparatus further includes a first pumping unit on the cover and over the first set of openings and a second pumping unit on the cover and over the second set of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cooler Master Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shui Fa Tsai
  • Patent number: 10407048
    Abstract: A vehicle utilizes an internal combustion powertrain to propel front wheels and an Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) to propel rear wheels. In some circumstances, a controller may need to limit motor torque in the ERAD to avoid overheating the motor, which reduces fuel efficiency. To reduce the likelihood of needing to limit motor torque, refrigerant from the vehicle air conditioning system is circulated through the motor housing. In response to commands from a controller, a valve routes the refrigerant either through the air conditioning system evaporator or through the motor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Frank Sheldon, Kyi Shiah
  • Patent number: 10408550
    Abstract: There is provided a heat exchanger and a fin material for the heat exchanger that can suppress occurrence of hollow corrosion in a fin and hold cooling performance for a long period of time under a high corrosion environment. The heat exchanger includes an aluminum tube through which a working fluid circulates and an aluminum fin which is bonded to the tube. The fin has a region B around a grain boundary, and a region A around the region B. In the region B, 5.0×104 pieces/mm2 less of Al—Fe—Mn—Si based intermetallic compound, each of which has equivalent circle diameters of 0.1 to 2.5 ?m, are present. In the region A, 5.0×104 pieces/mm2 to 1.0×107 pieces/mm2 of Al—Fe—Mn—Si based intermetallic compound, each of which has equivalent circle diameters of 0.1 to 2.5 ?m, are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: UACJ Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Murase, Kotaro Kitawaki, Tomohito Kurosaki, Junji Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 10408510
    Abstract: An evaporator includes a first descending flow tube group between a first upper header and a first lower header, and a second descending flow tube group between a second upper header and a second lower header to be located windward of the first descending flow tube group. The first upper header includes a first compartment, and the second upper header includes a third compartment. A flow distribution control section for reinforcement having a refrigerant passage section for communication between the first and third compartments is disposed between the two compartments to extend over the entire lengths and heights of the two compartments. The refrigerant passage section is composed of a plurality of through holes formed in the flow distribution control section for reinforcement. The total area of the through holes is greater than that of the refrigerant passages of the heat exchange tubes of the first descending flow tube group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KEIHIN THERMAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Kamoshida, Naohisa Higashiyama, Motoyuki Takagi
  • Patent number: 10393445
    Abstract: An evaporator includes a first descending flow tube group provided between a first upper header and a first lower header, and a second descending flow tube group provided between a second upper header and a second lower header to be located windward of the first descending flow tube group. The first upper header includes a first compartment communicating with the upper end of the first descending flow tube group, and the second upper header includes a third compartment communicating with the upper end of the second descending flow tube group. A first flow distribution control section having a first refrigerant passage section for communication between the first and third compartments is disposed between these compartments. The area of a portion of the first refrigerant passage section on the upstream side is larger than the area of a portion of the first refrigerant passage section on the downstream side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KEIHIN THERMAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motoyuki Takagi, Naohisa Higashiyama, Osamu Kamoshida
  • Patent number: 10393449
    Abstract: A heat storage member including a substrate containing a SiC sintered body as a principal ingredient and a heat storage material configured to store and radiate heat by a reversible chemical reaction with a reaction medium or a heat storage material configured to store and radiate heat by physical adsorption to a reaction medium and physical desorption from a reaction medium. The substrate has a three-dimensional network structure including a skeleton having porosity of 1% or less. A void ratio of a void formed in the three-dimensional network structure of the substrate is ranging from 30 to 95%. The heat storage material is disposed at least in a part of a surface of the void in the three-dimensional network structure of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., NGK Adrec Co., Ltd., Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Shinichi Miwa, Toshiharu Kinoshita, Iori Himoto, Yukitaka Kato, Jun Kariya
  • Patent number: 10390465
    Abstract: A knee retainer for a vehicle includes at least one dissipating device configured to dissipate air, which has been tempered by an electronic element of the vehicle and is conducted on to the knee retainer. The at least one dissipating device is configured to dissipate the tempered air in such a manner that the tempered air is conducted past a region of the vehicle to be protected against temperature effects caused by the tempered air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Thomas Bruening, Oliver Mayer, Christoph Stockert, Bernt Wallrabe
  • Patent number: 10371453
    Abstract: A double pipe heat exchanger and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The double pipe heat exchanger including an outer pipe and an inner pipe having a first flow channel therein and having an outer diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the outer pipe and inserted into the outer pipe to form a second flow channel between the inner pipe and the outer pipe includes a plurality of first grooves formed in a spiral shape in a lengthwise direction at an outer circumferential surface of the inner pipe to enable the second flow channel to have at least partially a spiral shape and at least one second groove each formed in a portion between two first grooves adjacent to an outer circumferential surface of the inner pipe and formed along the first groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HS R & A CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jongkang Lee, Byeongki Kang, Deokhyun Lim, Youngjun Kim, Jaewon Sim
  • Patent number: 10371460
    Abstract: A heat storage member including: a substrate containing a SiC sintered body as a principal ingredient; a coating layer disposed at least to a part of surface of the substrate; and a heat storage material disposed at least to a part of a surface of the coating layer and configured to store and radiate heat by a reversible chemical reaction with a reaction medium or a heat storage material configured to store and radiate heat by physical adsorption to a reaction medium and by physical desorption from a reaction medium. A softening point of the coating layer is a temperature at 1000° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., NGK Adrec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Miwa, Toshiharu Kinoshita, Iori Himoto
  • Patent number: 10365051
    Abstract: This microchannel heat exchanger includes: a heat exchanger body including a channel layer stack formed in such a manner that a plurality of high-temperature channel layers provided with a channel for a high-temperature fluid and a plurality of low-temperature channels layers provided with a channel for a low-temperature fluid are alternately stacked, an inlet and an outlet for the high-temperature fluid, and an inlet and an outlet for the low-temperature fluid; and a control board that is fixed in a stacking direction of the heat exchanger body, and that at least installs a plurality of temperature sensors that are inserted in the stacking method of the heat exchanger body in such a manner that a sensing point is arranged near each of the inlet and the outlet for the high-temperature fluid and the inlet and the outlet for the low-temperature fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Kaijian Wang
  • Patent number: 10330391
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger assembly having two exchangers, each comprising a stack of parallel plates defining a first connection surface and a second connection surface that are adjacent to each other. The heat exchanger assembly can also include an enclosure between the first connection surface and the second connection surface, primary compartments in the enclosure configured to channel primary fluid through the first connection surface and the second connection surface, and a secondary compartment in the enclosure for channeling secondary fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Tranier, Marc Wagner
  • Patent number: 10321605
    Abstract: A heat sink assembly is provided herein. The heat sink assembly includes at least two heat sinks, a mechanical support member, and a flexible heat pipe. Each of the at least two heat sinks are formed to mate with one of at least two processors. The mechanical support member are formed to mechanically engage with the at least two heat sinks. The flexible heat pipe connects to the at least two heat sinks to provide a thermal link therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: John Norton
  • Patent number: 10299415
    Abstract: A water barrier structure for display unit is arranged on one lateral side of a casing of a display unit. In the casing there are received an illuminating module and a display module of the display unit, the lateral side is provided with at least one air inlet and at least one air outlet. The water barrier structure includes at least one intake fan mounted in the at least one air inlet; at least one exhaust fan mounted in the at least one air outlet; and a plurality of water-stop caps used to cover the at least one air inlet and the at least one air outlet. With the specially structured intake fan, exhaust fan and water-stop caps, the water barrier structure can provide good water barrier effect while allows heat in the casing produced by the display unit to be effectively removed from the casing through air convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LITEMAX ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Tien-Teng Yang, Ling-Chi Lo
  • Patent number: 10292315
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a heat sink that includes a plurality of first heat radiating fins and a plurality of second heat radiating fins, and a compressor as a blower that causes cooling air to flow from an inlet toward an outlet of a cooling passage of the heat sink. The cooling device includes in a flow direction of the cooling air that passes via the heat sink a mist supplier arranged upstream of the heat sink and that supplies mist M to the cooling passage of the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yoji Okita, Akira Murata
  • Patent number: 10281217
    Abstract: A multifluid heat exchanger includes a first tank connected to a second tank through a plurality of fluid conduits. A partition disposed inside the first tank divides an internal space of the first tank into a first space and a second space. The first space is in fluid communication with the second tank through the plurality of fluid conduits. As a result, a first internal fluid may flow from the first space to the second tank, while a second internal fluid may flow through the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Holmes, Daniel Tylutki
  • Patent number: 10267576
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly includes first and second tanks having tube side walls, reservoirs formed therein, and apertures extending through the tube side walls. A flow tube having a plurality of fins on an exterior surface thereof, a first end, and a second end, the first end being received in an aperture of the first tank. A first seal is positioned between the flow tube and the first aperture. A retainer is positioned between the flow tube and the first aperture and between the first seal and the fins on the tube. A mounting block is positioned between the first tank and the fins on the tube, and is secured to the first tank. A second seal is positioned between the flow tube and the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: L & M Radiator, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Janezich, Aaron Patrick Morgan, Charles Eugene Cedar, Jr., Todd Gregory Dosen, Paul R. Shuey
  • Patent number: 10259089
    Abstract: A cooling system of machine tool body casting includes a body casting, a cooling device, and a fan. The body casting is provided with an inner space, an inlet end, and an outlet end. The inlet end and the outlet end are connected with the inner space. The cooling device is disposed at the inlet end. The fan is disposed on one side of the cooling device for inputting external air, such that the external air is input into the inner space and discharged from the outlet end. Therefore, the fan triggers the cold air to flow in the inner space for cooling down the heat of the body casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MAXXTRON TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Cheng-Tsung Chang