Patents Examined by David J Teitelbaum
  • Patent number: 11073335
    Abstract: Evaporative cooling system including a cooling tower attached to a modified swamp cooler. The modified swamp cooler comprising a fan, a fan housing and at least one air outlet located in a bottom of the modified swamp cooler. The cooling tower comprises at least one indirect heat exchanger and all inner surfaces of the cooling tower, except for the at least one indirect heat exchanger, are made from and/or comprise a non-porous material. The non-porous material is high-density polyethylene. The cooling tower attached to the modified swamp cooler is part of an evaporative cooling system and supplies cool air to a building or areas which desire cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Anthony Staniulis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11073293
    Abstract: A heat exchanger system includes a heat exchanger coil, a base of a foam structure including a clamp with a first arm and a second arm, where the first arm and the second arm are configured to exert a clamping force against the heat exchanger coil, and a vertical member of the foam substructure coupled to the base and abutting a cover of the heat exchanger system, where the base and the vertical member are configured to block air flowing through the heat exchanger from flowing into a void between the heat exchanger coil and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Robert L. Eskew, Frank D. Ashby, Jeremiah M. Horn, Cody J. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11067297
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cooling a supply of air is provided. A unit controller receives a cooling demand signal. In response to the cooling demand signal, the unit controller adjusts an economizer according to an economizing function. The economizing function is configured to achieve an initial free cooling target temperature as a discharge air temperature. The unit controller receives an additional cooling demand signal. In response to the additional cooling demand signal, the unit controller reduces the free cooling target temperature. The unit controller adjusts the economizer according to the economizing function, with the economizing function configured to achieve the reduced free cooling target temperature as the discharge air temperature. Additionally in response to the additional cooling demand signal, the unit controller signals a unit to perform mechanical cooling on a supply of air received from the economizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Herman Marcus Thomas, Marcus Troxell, Stephen A. Walter
  • Patent number: 11060783
    Abstract: A transport container for transporting temperature-sensitive transport goods includes an interior for receiving the transport goods and an enclosure enclosing the interior and provided with a heat insulation, wherein at least one latent heat accumulator and at least one active temperature-control element are provided for controlling the temperature in the interior. The enclosure is preferably a multilayer enclosure, wherein a heat insulation, a latent heat accumulator, and optionally an active temperature-control element, are configured as mutually separate, superimposed layers of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: REP IP AG
    Inventor: Nico Ros
  • Patent number: 11060769
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a main body that has a storage chamber and a drying chamber; a thermoelectric module that includes a heat absorber and a heat dissipater; a cooling fan that circulates air in the storage chamber to the heat absorber and the storage chamber; a heat-dissipating fan that blows air to the heat dissipater; an air guide that has a passage for guiding air heated by the heat dissipater to the drying chamber; a heater that is disposed in the passage; and a damper that controls a flow of air in the passage between the heat-dissipating fan and the heater. Heat of the heat dissipater transfers to the drying chamber through the passage of the air guide and the damper, thereby being able to dry an object to be dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Minkyu Oh
  • Patent number: 11054182
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for the separation of a compressed feed air stream to produce an oxygen product using a distillation column having a lower-pressure column and a higher-pressure column, a higher-pressure heat exchanger and a lower-pressure heat exchanger where the gaseous nitrogen expander receives a nitrogen-enriched fraction from a position intermediate the warmer end and the colder end of the higher-pressure heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiao Zhao, Donn Michael Herron
  • Patent number: 11045743
    Abstract: Systems for atmospheric water generation are disclosed. An illustrative system may comprise an atmospheric water generator, and a wireless communications device communicatively coupled to the atmospheric water generator. The wireless communications device may be configured to receive and display status information associated with the atmospheric water generator, and to provide operating instructions to the atmospheric water generator. The wireless communications device may be further configured to display an outside temperature, an outdoor humidity, a water level, an indoor temperature, an indoor humidity, and a dew point. The wireless communications device may be further configured to receive control instructions, and wherein the wireless communications device is further configured to communicate the control instructions to the atmospheric water generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Arthur Mayer
  • Patent number: 11035603
    Abstract: An active/passive freezer system includes the capability to both actively cool a payload bay and passively maintain close to that temperature for extended periods of time; a freezer unit with a payload bay that can rapidly reduce its internal temperature; a thermal battery; a heat exchanger where liquid Nitrogen flows through; insulation that significantly reduces heat gain from external sources; and the capability to have separate units for cooling the payload bay and maintaining the temperature within the payload bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Reflect Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Scott Ellis, William Grant Moon, Steven Victor Boyce, Denton Journeay Markwalter
  • Patent number: 11035598
    Abstract: A thermally insulated vessel contains a thermal insulation barrier defining an upper compartment above the barrier and a lower compartment below the barrier. The compartments are interconnected by a passage to allow pressure equalization. High temperature superconductor is mounted within the lower compartment for immersion in the liquid cryogen. A cryogenic refrigerator has a cold head thermally coupled to the high temperature superconductor for maintaining the high temperature superconductor below a superconductive transition temperature. A temperature controller maintains a temperature of the liquid cryogen in the upper compartment at a temperature of at least a boiling point of the liquid cryogen at atmospheric pressure when the lower compartment and at least a portion of the upper compartment are filled with the liquid cryogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: FABRUM SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Staines
  • Patent number: 11022350
    Abstract: Provided is a chiller and system that may be utilized in a supercritical fluid chromatography method, wherein a non-polar solvent may replace a portion or all of a polar solvent for the purpose of separating or extracting desired sample molecules from a combined sample/solvent stream. The system may reduce the amount of polar solvent necessary for chromatographic separation and/or extraction of desired samples. The system may incorporate a supercritical fluid chiller, a supercritical fluid pressure-equalizing vessel and a supercritical fluid cyclonic separator. The supercritical fluid chiller allows for efficient and consistent pumping of liquid-phase gases employing off-the-shelf HPLC pumps. The pressure equalizing vessel allows the use of off-the-shelf HPLC column cartridges. The system may further incorporate the use of one or more disposable cartridges containing silica gel or other suitable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SUPERCRITICAL FLUID TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Joseph James, Brian Jeffrey Waibel, Kenneth Richard Krewson, Chinedu David Chikwem, Daniel Alan Brisach, Kim Ferrera, Curtis Ebersold
  • Patent number: 11013152
    Abstract: A data center cooling system has an indoor portion wherein heat is absorbed from components in the data center, and an outdoor heat exchanger portion wherein outside air is used to cool a first heat transfer fluid (e.g., water) present in at least the outdoor heat exchanger portion of the cooling system during a first mode. When an appropriate time has been reached to switch from the first mode to a second mode, the outdoor heat exchanger portion of the data cooling system is switched to a second heat transfer fluid, which is a relatively low performance heat transfer fluid (compared to the first fluid). It has a second heat transfer fluid freezing point, lower than the first heat transfer fluid freezing point, and sufficiently low to operate without freezing when the outdoor air temperature drops below a first predetermined relationship with the first heat transfer fluid freezing point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Pritish R. Parida, Mark D. Schultz
  • Patent number: 11009240
    Abstract: An air conditioner may be provided. The air conditioner may include a housing disposed on a base, the housing may house an evaporator unit, a condenser unit, and a compressor unit. A first air inlet and a first air outlet may be located on a first end of the housing. The first air inlet, the first air outlet and the evaporator may be connected to each other to form an internal air circulation system. A second air inlet and a second air outlet may be located on a second end of the housing. The second air inlet, the second air outlet and the condenser unit may be connected to each other to form an external air circulation system. Airways of the internal air circulation system and the external air circulation system may be independent from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KEKU TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zelei Ma
  • Patent number: 11000053
    Abstract: A refrigerator or freezer device at a refrigerator or freezer (1) having, a house (3), fan devices (4), refrigeration or freezing aggregates (5), a perforated trough bottom assembly (2), an inlet (6) and an outlet (7) where the perforated trough bottom assembly (2) can include a first perforated trough bottom part (2b) and a second perforated trough bottom part (2a), where the first part and second part are subjected to the action of the fan devices (4) and the refrigeration or freezing aggregates (5) and the first part (2b) of said perforated trough bottom assembly (2) next to the inlet (6) is heated so that food materials are prevented from being stuck to the perforated trough bottom assembly (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Octofrost AB
    Inventor: Rasmus Larsson
  • Patent number: 10994220
    Abstract: Systems for atmospheric water generation are disclosed. An illustrative system may comprise a first subsystem and a second subsystem. The first subsystem may comprise a first housing, a cooling element, an air intake filter abutting the cooling element, a plurality of ultraviolet LEDs disposed over the air intake filter, a water collector disposed below the cooling element, and a water storage tank coupled to the water collector. The second subsystem may be coupled to the first subsystem by a water tube. The second subsystem may comprise a second housing, a pathogen neutralizing module, a water storage bladder coupled to pathogen neutralizing module, a compressor and platform supporting the water storage bladder, and a tap coupled to the water storage bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Arthur Mayer
  • Patent number: 10987610
    Abstract: Systems for atmospheric water generation are disclosed. An illustrative system may comprise a first housing, an air intake filter disposed within the housing and coated with titanium dioxide to neutralize airborne pathogens, a water collector disposed below the cooling element, and a water storage tank coupled to the water collector. The system filters the water with a pathogen neutralizing module configured to receive approximately 12 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure, wherein 12 psi pressure is configured to removed pathogens from the collected water in closed loop and pressured second subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Arthur Mayer
  • Patent number: 10989462
    Abstract: The present invention provides a refrigerator door body with a water dispenser and a water intake passage arranged thereon. A water intake assembly of the water dispenser comprising: a water inlet component, a water outlet component, a valve core and a water intake handle. The water intake handle has one end pivotally connected to the refrigerator door body and is provided with a through hole. When the water intake assembly is in a closed status, there is no acting force between the water outlet component and the through hole in the water intake handle; and the other end of the water intake handle is pressed such that one end, pivotally connected to the refrigerator door body, of the water intake handle is rotated. The water outlet component is displaced axially relative to the water inlet component and thus the water intake assembly is in an open status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanqing Zhang, Rui Ge, Weishou Sun
  • Patent number: 10982888
    Abstract: Refrigerant charging systems and methods of use are described herein. A refrigerant charging system may include a conduit, a valve releasably connectable to the outlet portion and coupled to a first end of the conduit; and a disconnect coupler fitting connected to a second end of the conduit. The disconnect coupler fitting may include a control structure positioned in a hollow body that, during use, allows refrigerant flow to the refrigerant circuit. The control structure may include one or more openings that allow controlled leakage of fluid from the refrigerant charging assembly when the refrigerant charging assembly is disconnected from at least the refrigerant service unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ENERGIZER AUTO, INC.
    Inventor: Vincent Carrubba
  • Patent number: 10982883
    Abstract: An active temperature controlled container is configured to be portable so as to safely transport temperature sensitive and perishable goods (such as biological material): within a vessel that is thermally coupled to a thermoelectric assembly disposed within the container, where the thermal engine is powered by a power source, such as a battery. The thermoelectric assembly may include one or more resistors coupled to a resistor spacer block to act as a cool sink by actively and passively increasing the efficiency of the thermoelectric assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ambassador Asset Management Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Alp Ilercil
  • Patent number: 10976084
    Abstract: An evaporator in a refrigerant circuit, having a bottom-side inlet chamber which is connected in flow terms to an evaporator outlet side via evaporator tubes, a separator being integrated into the evaporator inlet chamber, in which separator a refrigerant which is expanded in an expansion member is divided as a two-phase liquid/vapour mixture into a vapour phase and into a liquid phase which is separate therefrom, the vapour phase being conducted via a bypass line to the evaporator outlet side, and the liquid phase being conducted counter to the direction of gravity into the evaporator tubes, to be precise at least one evaporator tube being a flat tube with a plurality of micro-channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Hans Hammer, Predrag Hrnjak, Andrew Musser, Stefan Elbel, Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 10976096
    Abstract: A heated opening through the walls, floor, or ceiling of a refrigerated enclosure, and a method for reducing or eliminating frost and condensation on the surfaces of the opening and around the opening. An opening that reduces the chances of microbiological growth with a design that promotes ease of sanitation and reduction in microbiological growth niches. Ease of replacement of heating element parts. Reduced chances for debris or water from reaching the inner surfaces of the opening and any items passing through the opening. Reduced or eliminated frost and condensation on conveyor frames and similar components used with conveyor belts or similar parts passing through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Kenneth Lee Seddelmeyer