Patents Examined by Davis Hwu
  • Patent number: 10245611
    Abstract: A slurry distributor for use in a continuous manufacturing process includes an inlet opening and a shaped duct adapted to receive a flow of slurry provided at the inlet opening. The shaped duct has a parabolic guide surface adapted to redirect the flow of slurry. An outlet opening in fluid communication with the shaped duct is adapted to discharge the flow of slurry from the slurry distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Alfred C. Li, Christopher C. Lee, Christopher Nelson, Cesar Chan, James Wittbold, Weixin D. Song
  • Patent number: 10234218
    Abstract: A method for making a ceramic heat sink is provided. In the first step of the method, a mixed material of nitrite-based ceramic powder, titanium powder and inorganic resin is prepared. The mixed material is then molded into a ceramic blank with a mold coated with titanium. Thereafter, the ceramic blank may be sintered to form the ceramic heat sink. Since the mixture and the mold both contain a common material of titanium, the molded ceramic blank can be easily removed from the mold in its integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Meng-Hsiu Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10209009
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a core defining a first passageway and a second passageway. The core includes a plurality of unit cells coupled together. Each unit cell of the plurality of unit cells includes a first wall and a second wall. The second wall is spaced from the first wall. The first wall at least partially defines a first passageway portion and a second passageway portion. The second wall at least partially defines the second passageway portion. The second wall extends about the first wall such that the first passageway portion is nested within the second passageway portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Dwight Gerstler, Thomas Kupiszewski, Michael Thomas Kenworthy, Daniel Jason Erno
  • Patent number: 10209017
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for cryogenic heat transfer by nanoporous surfaces. In one embodiment, among others, a system includes a cryogenic fluid in a flow path of the system; and a system component in the flow path that includes a nanoporous surface layer in contact with the cryogenic fluid. In another embodiment, a method includes providing a cryogenic fluid; and initiating chilldown of a cryogenic system by directing the cryogenic fluid across a nanoporous surface layer disposed on a surface of a system component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Hu, Jacob N. Chung, Kirk Jeremy Ziegler, Cheng Xu, Yang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10194582
    Abstract: An apparatus applies product and includes a pivotal platform solely supported through bushings formed of compressible material. The ground speed can be locked by stepping on a step pivoting a composite block to engage with an engagement of the transmission proportioner arm. A gate is opened utilizing a control lever pivotally mounted to a pivotably mounted control block to either engage or avoid a tang of an adjustment guide. A drive belt system includes a variator having first and second sheaves having variable effective diameters when their pivot pin is moved by pivoting a lever. A spray tip sprays a fan style spray at a small acute angle to the application area. A flip shield is pivoted about an axis parallel to the movement direction and includes a linear straight portion parallel to the axis in a redirection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Turfco Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Kline, Loren F. Hansen, Robert C. Brophy
  • Patent number: 10199308
    Abstract: A liquid-cooled heat sink includes a heat absorption module having a liquid storage container with one heat conductive side, a liquid inlet and a liquid; a liquid transport module including one inlet tube having a first end connected spatially with the liquid inlet of the storage container and a second end connected spatially with a pump unit, and an outlet tube having a first end connected spatially with the liquid outlet of the storage container and a second end connected spatially with a storage chamber; and a heat exchange module including a fin assembly, one connection passage extending through the fin assembly and one fan unit disposed on the fin assembly, which has two opposite ends respectively connected to the pump unit and the storage chamber, the connection passage having two opposite ends respectively connected to the pump unit and the liquid storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DYNATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tai-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 10194698
    Abstract: An indirectly heated capillary aerosol generator comprises a capillary tube adapted to form an aerosol when liquid material in the capillary tube is heated to volatilize at least some of the liquid material therein and a thermally conductive material in thermal contact with the capillary tube. The indirectly heated capillary aerosol generator provides substantially even and uniform heating across the heated length of the capillary tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Marc D Belcastro, Jeffrey A Swepston
  • Patent number: 10182492
    Abstract: An airtight structure includes a first plate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a second plate mounted on the second surface of the first plate, a wick structure mounted between the first plate and the second plate, a first fixed pin welded with the first plate and the second plate, and a second fixed pin welded with the first plate and the second plate. The second plate bonds to form a cup portion. The cup portion and the first plate together define a cavity. The wick structure is received in the cavity, a bottom surface of the cup portion forms a first through hole for receiving the first fixed pin therein. An outer periphery of the cup portion forms a second through hole. The second through hole is spaced apart from the first through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHAN) CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiao-Yu Zhao, Chi-Yuan Lai, Meng Fu
  • Patent number: 10175009
    Abstract: A sacrifice positive electrode layer is formed conveniently, efficiently, and accurately on the surface of a refrigerant distributor having a complicated shape. Further, during the formation of the sacrifice positive electrode layer, the strength in the surroundings of joined parts is prevented from being lowered by excessive heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Kuriki, Kazuhiro Miya, Nobuaki Miyake, Akio Murata, Yoshihiko Satake
  • Patent number: 10168111
    Abstract: A replacement tube plug for sealing the threaded junction between a tube plug and a bore in a plugsheet, the tube plug including a body part having proximal and distal ends, an outer threaded surface, a central bore open at the proximal end and at least one branch bore extending from and in fluid communication with the central bore and extending radially to the outer surface of the body part, and a method for delivering fluid sealant via the central and branches to the threaded junction of the tube plug and the plugsheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Dhawi A. Al-Otaibi
  • Patent number: 10168109
    Abstract: Header plate for a heat exchanger, comprising a wall (3) provided with orifices (7), and through which tubes (1) arranged in rows in a longitudinal direction (L) are intended to pass, characterized in that: said wall has (3), in cross section, a profile made up of a central portion (13) and of two lateral portions (15), the lateral portions (15) overall follow a first curve with a first radius of curvature (R1), the central portion (13) overall follows a second curve with a second radius of curvature (R2), smaller than the first radius of curvature (R1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventor: Christian Riondet
  • Patent number: 10161686
    Abstract: An evaporator heat exchanger includes a first tube bank having an inlet manifold and a plurality of first heat exchanger tubes arranged in a spaced, parallel relationship. A second tube bank includes an outlet manifold and a plurality of second heat exchanger tubes arranged in a spaced, parallel relationship. An intermediate manifold fluidly coupled the first tube bank and the second tube bank. A distributor insert arranged within the inlet manifold includes a first dividing element configured to define a plurality of first refrigerant chambers therein. A second dividing element is arranged within the intermediate manifold and is configured to define a plurality of second refrigerant chamber therein. Each second dividing element is arranged at a position substantially identical to a corresponding first dividing element. Each second refrigerant chamber is fluidly coupled to the same portion of the first heat exchanger tubes and a corresponding first refrigerant chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael F. Taras
  • Patent number: 10155240
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a freestanding landscape waterfall assembly which reduces the weight of the waterfall as compared to conventional cast block waterfalls. In one embodiment, a freestanding landscape waterfall includes a face plate having an elongated aperture, a manifold having an outlet configured to direct water through the aperture, and an engagement feature configured to suspend the face plate such that the elongated aperture is in a horizontal orientation. In another embodiment, a freestanding landscape waterfall assembly includes a freestanding landscape waterfall, an overhead support system configured to suspend the freestanding landscape waterfall, and a catch basin positionable below the freestanding landscape waterfall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Sheridan
  • Patent number: 10153524
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for implementing a cooling system for a vehicle heat-generating component wherein a two-phase coolant flows between a heat sink module and a heat radiator module. The heat radiator module can be mounted at a higher elevation within the vehicle than the heat sink module. High and low temperature fluid paths can fluidly couple the heat sink module and the heat radiator module. The heat sink module can be coupled to a heat-generating component. As the coolant is heated at the heat sink module by heat from the heat-generating component, it can change to a substantially gaseous phase and move, primarily by force of buoyancy, to the heat radiator module via the high temperature fluid path. As the coolant is cooled by the heat radiator module, it can change to a substantially liquid phase and move, primarily by force of gravity, to the heat sink module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: FARADAY&FUTURE INC.
    Inventors: Khiem Dinh, David Tarlau, Berton Vite
  • Patent number: 10154578
    Abstract: A heat dissipater resilient structure is adapted to be fixed to a connector of a motherboard and for an expansion card heat dissipater to be disposed on. The heat dissipater resilient structure includes a body, an arm and a fixing member. The body is adapted to be fixed to the connector. The arm extends from the body and is bendable between a first position and a second position. The fixing member is located at the body or the arm. The expansion card heat dissipater is adapted to be fixed to the fixing member and lean against the arm to move with the arm. When pressed, the expansion card heat dissipater is adapted to move with the arm from the first position to the second position. When not pressed, the arm moves with the expansion card heat dissipater to return to the first position. A connector module is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Lai, Yung-Shun Kao
  • Patent number: 10149412
    Abstract: A refrigerant supply device with a small lateral width and a capacity to supply refrigerant evenly among heat receivers disposed in multiple tiers needs to be provided. A refrigerant supply device for distributing, by force of gravity, liquid phase refrigerant to heat receivers disposed in a plurality of tiers includes: a first conduit for supplying the refrigerant to the heat receivers; a second conduit provided in parallel with the first conduit; a first aperture provided in the first conduit for supplying the refrigerant to one of the heat receivers; a first blocking means provided below the first aperture for blocking the first conduit; a first communication opening provided above the first aperture and communicating the first conduit and the second conduit; a second communication opening provided below the first blocking means and communicating the first conduit and the second conduit; and a second blocking means provided below the second communication opening for blocking the second conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NEC PLATFORMS, LTD
    Inventor: Tadao Hosaka
  • Patent number: 10144268
    Abstract: An air conditioning device for a vehicle includes a door control unit that controls multiple blowing port doors or an air mix door to prevent a heat generated from a heater core from leaking out of an air conditioning case before air conditioning of a vehicle interior is determined to be started. The air conditioning device includes an air conditioning control unit that performs the air conditioning of the vehicle interior by controlling the multiple blowing port doors to open at least one of multiple blowing ports and blow out a heat in the air conditioning case as hot air to the vehicle interior from the at least one blowing port after the air conditioning in the vehicle interior is determined to be started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Makimoto, Masaaki Kawakubo, Takayuki Watanabe, Masatsugu Yonekura
  • Patent number: 10148149
    Abstract: An explosion-protected housing, such as a switchboard, junction box, distribution box, or the like, comprising sidewalls, one back or bottom wall connecting the sidewalls, and a lid or door wall part closing a housing opening. In the housing interior, electronic and/or electric components are arranged, wherein the housing comprises a cooling device. To allow the cooling of a plurality of electronic and/or electric components in the housing interior in a simple way and without higher costs and requiring more space, at least one cooling pipe as a cooling device is provided in at least one wall or a wall part and is closed to the housing interior and flowed through by a cooling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EATON PROTECTION SYSTEMS IP GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Gerhard Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10139137
    Abstract: The present invention includes a heat exchanger reactive to external and internal temperatures for carrying a working fluid, including two pairs of nested pipes; each pair including one pipe with a channel portion and a stress relief portion and a second pipe with just a channel portion, one of said pipes enclosing the other with an interference fit and both pipes having different coefficients of thermal expansion. The first pair of pipes positioned co-axially with and encompassing the second pair. A fluid is positioned in the space defined by the inner surface of outer pair of pipes and the outer surface of inner pair of pipes. The two pipe pairs have positions responsive to the internal and external temperatures in which the space defined by pipe pairs is either minimized or maximized by expansion and contraction of the pipe pairs caused by differences in coefficients of thermal expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Thomas J Gieseke
  • Patent number: 10139171
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger, particularly for cooling a fluid, comprising a plurality of tubes through which a fluid can flow, an end face of each tube terminating in a collector chamber, said collector chambers being fluidically interconnected by means of the tubes and at least one of said tubes comprising at least one wall section formed from a selectively-permeable membrane. The invention also relates to a tube for a heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MAHLE INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Neumeister, Georg Feldhaus