Patents Examined by Avinash A Savani
  • Patent number: 11325712
    Abstract: Systems and methods for limiting infiltration of cabin air into the flight deck of an aircraft, where the systems include at least one upper nozzle disposed adjacent to and above an outer upper edge of a flight deck doorway and directed downwardly, and at least one lower nozzle disposed adjacent to and below an outer lower edge of the flight deck doorway and directed upwardly; a conduit system to deliver air from a flight deck air supply to the upper and lower nozzles; and an airflow controller configured to provide sufficient air flow from the flight deck air supply to the upper and lower nozzles to create directional airstreams across the gaps between the closed flight deck door and the upper and lower edges of the flight deck doorway, so that the airstreams limit infiltration of cabin air into the flight deck via the gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bryce Avery Vandyke, Marcus Karel Richardson, Brian Tatsuo Imada, Myles Brown, Steven Michael Loukusa
  • Patent number: 11326621
    Abstract: Methods and structures are provided for implementing electronic enclosure cooling containment for concurrent maintenance actions with a top cover of the electronic enclosure removed. The structure includes a moveable airflow baffle being attached to the associated electronic enclosure. During concurrent maintenance actions, the moveable airflow baffle is moved to an open position over at least a partial length of a replaceable component, without being detached or removed from the associated electronic enclosure. During normal operations, the moveable airflow baffle hangs down over at least a partial length of a replaceable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William James Anderl, Phillip V. Mann
  • Patent number: 11320159
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for a fan unit includes an inner nozzle having a tapered outer diameter and a flow path radially inward from the tapered outer diameter with respect to a longitudinal axis of the nozzle assembly. The flow path is configured to guide a fluid flow and to expel the fluid flow through an inner outlet of the inner nozzle to a surrounding environment. The nozzle assembly also includes an outer nozzle disposed radially outward from the inner nozzle with respect to the longitudinal axis. The outer nozzle and the tapered outer diameter of the inner nozzle define an annular flow path therebetween. The annular flow path is configured to guide the fluid flow and to expel the fluid flow to the surrounding environment through an outer outlet of the outer nozzle. A cross-sectional area of the outer outlet is adjustable via movement of the inner nozzle, the outer nozzle, or both along the longitudinal axis of the nozzle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AIR DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES IP, LLC
    Inventors: Anup T. Kole, Vikas A. Patil, A K S Manian, Rajesh D. Vyas, Parmeshwar G. Patil, Ravindra R. Warake, Luis L. Vargas, Atul A. Shitkande, Kapil D. Sahu
  • Patent number: 11319937
    Abstract: An urban concentrated solar power for mounting on a roof top is provided. The urban concentrated solar power has a heat receiver has a non-circular duct that distinguishes an insulated area with an insulation layer on the outer surface of the non-circular duct and a non-insulated area. The non-circular duct contains a heat transferring fluid which can reach temperatures of at least 500 degrees Celsius. A parabolic trough with an aperture of below 2 meters concentrates sunlight onto the non-insulated area of the non-circular duct of the heat receiver. The heat receiver can be placed in a glass tube. Due to roof top mounting the electricity can be generated in proximity of the user and as a result decrease net congestion. The low-cost heat receiver design will make electricity generated by urban CSP competitive with electricity from fossil fuel plants and PV combined with lithium-ion battery storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HPM Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Petrus Maria Arntz, Gianluigi Trivelli, Claudio Raggi
  • Patent number: 11311145
    Abstract: A cooking appliance having a broiler may include a housing defining an upper compartment above the broiler and a rear compartment behind the broiler. A gas mixing pipe extends through the upper compartment to the rear compartment via an opening in an interior wall of the housing. A cover is removably coupled to an outer surface of the interior wall, such that opposing U-shaped slots of the two cover portions collectively form an aperture that conforms to an outer periphery of the gas mixing pipe. Accordingly, the cover blocks one or more gaps in the interior wall, such that the cover is configured to prevent gases from passing into the rear compartment through the gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Ben Braden, Daniel Davison, Timothy Russell
  • Patent number: 11313582
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes a housing defining an outer shape of the indoor unit, and a pipe hole-opening groove section that is in a form of grid-like grooves on an inner surface of the housing. The housing has a box-like shape and includes a lower one surface panel forming a lower end of one side surface of the housing, a one end bottom panel forming one end of a bottom surface of the housing, a lower other surface panel forming a lower end of the other side surface of the housing, and the other end bottom panel forming the other end of the bottom surface of the housing. The pipe hole-opening groove section is formed in at least one of the lower one surface panel, the one end bottom panel, the lower other surface panel, and the other end bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Yuki Watanabe, Masahide Kinami
  • Patent number: 11313581
    Abstract: A linear supply outlet system and related devices and methods for efficiently passing air into an indoor space while integrating heating and cooling fenestrations with architectural appearances, comprising: an active register comprising: an active fenestration projection comprising a width thereof no smaller than ?? and no larger than ??, culminating in an airflow opening at a forward extremity of the active register; an active register mounting flange recessed rearward of the airflow opening; and at least one duct connection fabricated to connect with an SDHV duct; and a passive register-connector comprising: a passive fenestration projection comprising a width thereof which is equal to the width of the active fenestration projection, culminating in a dummy opening at a forward extremity of the passive register-connector; a passive register-connector mounting flange recessed rearward of the dummy opening; and omitting any duct connection for connecting with an airflow duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Yaciuk
  • Patent number: 11305613
    Abstract: A carrier device for mounting a preferably fuel-operated heater (34) on a vehicle. The carrier device includes a mounting area (20) for mounting the carrier device (14) on a vehicle and a carrying area (152) for mounting a heater (34) on the carrier device (14). A combustion air line area (52) is provided for sending combustion air to a combustion air inlet (55) of a heater (34), or/and a heat transfer medium line area (60) is provided for sending heat transfer medium flowing in a heat transfer medium circuit (176) of a vehicle through the carrier device (14) or/and to or from a heat exchanger area (38) of the vehicle heater (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: EBERSPÄCHER CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Findeis, Hans Jensen, Uwe Grotstollen, Johannes Eger
  • Patent number: 11306914
    Abstract: A gas combustor having function of adjusting combusting angle includes: a fixed housing having a top end thereof transversally formed with a rod hole; and a rotary housing pivoted with the fixed housing, where one side of the rotary housing is formed with a shaft hole having a plurality of annularly-arranged teeth slots for receiving a locking mechanism having an unlocking press button, a connection rod extrudes from an inner surface of the unlocking press button to pass the shaft hole, be sleeved with a stretch spring and enter the rod hole, the connection rod is connected to a passive member in the fixed housing, the passive member has at least one convex tooth protruding toward the plurality of teeth slots, and each of the at least one convex tooth is to be inserted and positioned in one of the teeth slots to form a locked status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ROBURN COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Lin Tsai
  • Patent number: 11299016
    Abstract: An outlet device is provided. In operation, the outlet device generates an outlet flow and includes: a housing with an inner surface forming a channel which extends between an air inlet orifice and an air outlet orifice, a first air-directing surface which together with a first inner surface section forms a first air channel, a second air-directing surface which lies contrary to the first air-directing surface and which together with a second inner surface section forms a second air channel, a first flap which is pivotable around a first adjustment axis which runs transversely the housing centerline and a second flap which is pivotable around a second adjustment axis which runs transversely the housing centerline, an adjustment device which comprises a control device and a coupling device, wherein the coupling device is actuatable by the control device and couples the pivoting motions of the first flap and the second flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Bruno Dinant, Ludovic Bouldron
  • Patent number: 11300301
    Abstract: A manifold (15) comprising a flow chamber (35) for receiving flow heat exchange water from respective heat sources (3, 5, 7) through first inlet ports (47, 48) and from which the flow heat exchange water is delivered to heat exchange circuits (8, 9) through flow ports (57, 58). A return chamber (36) in the manifold (15) for receiving return heat exchange water from the heat exchange circuits (8, 9) through return ports (57, 58), and from which the return heat exchange water is returned to some of the heat sources (3, 5, 7) through first outlet ports (53, 54). A bypass chamber (37) located in the manifold (15) between the flow chamber (35) and the return chamber (36) receives flow water from the flow chamber (35), which has not been drawn off by the heat exchange circuits (8, 9), through a communicating passageway (40). Heat exchange water from the bypass chamber (37) is returned through second outlet ports (55, 56) to others of the heat sources (3, 5, 7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: David Patrick Rea
  • Patent number: 11300299
    Abstract: A connected oven, including a set of in-cavity sensors and a processor configured to automatically identify foodstuff within the cooking cavity, based on the sensor measurements; and automatically operate the heating element based on the foodstuff identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: June Life, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Bhogal, Matthew Van Horn, Seunghoon Park, Ravishankar Sivalingam, Christopher Russell Clark
  • Patent number: 11297979
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a charcoal chimney with a conical shaped charcoal grate, a removable upper canister (e.g., a cylindrical upper canister) placed on the charcoal grate and a lower canister (e.g., a cylindrical lower canister) placed below the charcoal grate. In an illustrative example, the lower canister may be permanently mounted to the charcoal grate. In various embodiments, the lower canister may be permanently mounted to a grill, or a smoker body itself. In some embodiments, the charcoal chimney may have a detachable handle which may remove the upper canister as needed. Various embodiments may advantageously reduce handling, or eliminate picking up high temperature burning solid fuels, which may prevent the hot solid fuels from falling and creating a risk of injury, or fire damage to adjacent structures (e.g., wooden decks).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Bruce Loethen
  • Patent number: 11292318
    Abstract: A vehicle air-conditioning apparatus includes: a duct disposed in a seat of a vehicle, air flowing through the duct from an air conditioning unit; a rear seat outlet formed on a back face of a backrest portion of the seat to blow out the air from the duct toward a rear seat of the vehicle; and an air flow deflection member that partitions the rear seat outlet into a first region and a second region to define a first passage through which the air flows from the duct through the first region in a first direction in a vehicle cabin and a second passage through which the air flows from the duct through the second region in a second direction more downward than the first direction in the vehicle cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Niimi, Yuuka Tashima
  • Patent number: 11297737
    Abstract: A method of cooling electronic equipment is disclosed and includes substantially continuously circulating ambient air across a plurality of rack-mounted electronic devices, monitoring the temperature of air in or around a group of devices in the plurality of rack-mounted electronic devices, and providing substantially cooler-than-ambient air to the group of devices when the monitored air temperatures rises above a set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jimmy Clidaras, Winnie Leung
  • Patent number: 11287128
    Abstract: A gas manifold assembly for delivering fuel from a fuel source to a burner assembly includes a gas manifold tube configured to deliver fuel from the fuel source and a stub tube mounted to and arranged in fluid communication with the burner assembly. An end of the gas manifold tube is connectable to the stub tube to form a slip joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Shaw
  • Patent number: 11287142
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated oven cabinet includes a cavity body having an exterior surface. An insulation structure having one or more vacuum insulated panels may have the insulation structure welded to the exterior surface of the cavity body. The one or more vacuum insulated panels may have a hermetically sealed envelope encasing a vacuum core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Lakshya J. Deka
  • Patent number: 11275413
    Abstract: Described herein is an air handling unit for use in an integrated data center that provides for efficient cooling, wherein the air handling unit includes one or more uninterruptable cooling fans each with a weighted rotor for providing uninterrupted cooling during a power outage until back-up generators come on-line, and a method of using the same. The uninterruptable cooling fan rotors are configured to store sufficient energy as rotational kinetic energy. Furthermore, the uninterruptable cooling fans may also be configured for generation of electricity to power a control system associated therewith during a power outage until back-up generators come on-line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Switch, Ltd.
    Inventor: Rob Roy
  • Patent number: 11274826
    Abstract: A method of operating a multi-ring gas burner includes sending a spark to a first ring of the multi-ring burner. After sending the spark to the first ring, the method determines a flame status of the first ring and adjusts a position of an electronic gas valve connected to a second ring of the multi-ring gas burner based on the determined flame status of the first ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David William Billman, Jennifer Nicole Lea
  • Patent number: 11273335
    Abstract: A fire damper actuation system in an HVAC system includes a damper system and an actuator system. The damper system includes damper blades rotatable between an open configuration and a closed configuration, a crank arm assembly configured to drive the damper blades, a spring assembly configured to be held in a loaded condition when the damper blades are in the open configuration, a temperature-activated fusible link, and a fusible link arm coupling the temperature-activated fusible link to the crank arm assembly. The actuator system includes a motor and a drive device. The drive device is coupled to the crank arm assembly and the temperature-activated fusible link. Operation of the drive device by the motor between a first end stop location and a second end stop location simultaneously rotates the crank arm assembly and the temperature-activated fusible link to complete a test inspection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Russell T. Jenks, Kyle M. Bero, Myles S. McCaleb, Nicholas P. Prato, Stephanie P. Lynn, Kent S. Maune