Patents Examined by Derek S. Boles
  • Patent number: 7083110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a window having ventilation equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Lidartech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Woo Kim, Sung Joo Cho
  • Patent number: 7077740
    Abstract: A paint spray booth is provided containing a plenum packed with a contact material for treatment of paint overspray generated during operation of the paint spray booth. The contact material is packed to provide a relatively large surface area and a relatively large interstitial area defined by the contact material. As paint overspray and bulk fluid is drained and channeled through the plenum, contact efficiency between the bulk fluid and the overspray is maximized. Paint overspray is thereby effectively detackified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: TI Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Craig J. Kelly
  • Patent number: 7077741
    Abstract: A safety system for a gas-operated apparatus for generating energy, in particular in a vehicle, includes at least one sensor for measuring the gas concentration. The sensor is preferably disposed in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. In the event of a dangerously high gas concentration, a fan and/or power window control is triggered via a control unit in such a way that the fastest possible air exchange in the passenger compartment of the vehicle results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Brenner, Martin Moeller, Rainer Saliger, Thomas Hebner, Kai Kroeger
  • Patent number: 7074123
    Abstract: A cabinet for housing computer devices with an internal air distribution system is disclosed. The cabinet includes an internal chamber defined by a side wall arrangement having at least a front wall. The cabinet includes a support structure for computer devices, wherein the support structure is positioned within the internal chamber of the cabinet. The air distribution device comprises an elongated duct defining a passageway for air distribution. The duct is positioned within the internal chamber and has a plurality of adjustable air discharge ports that are in fluid communication with the passageway. The air distribution device further includes an inlet fan in fluid communication with the passageway. By precisely directing cool air to a frontal portion of the computer devices, the air distribution device reduces the temperature gradients within the cabinet and the quantity of heat that accumulates in the cabinet during operation of the computer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Power of 4, L.L.C.
    Inventors: James M. Bettridge, Thomas K. Ford, James R. Turek
  • Patent number: 7070496
    Abstract: An air outlet device for a vehicle, especially for an aircraft, comprises a nozzle body with an air intake opening and an air outlet opening. The air outlet device further comprises a holding element formed with an accommodating opening having the nozzle body supported therein for rotation about a longitudinal axis extending through the air intake opening and the air outlet opening, and a valve body arranged coaxially within the nozzle body and guided by the holding element. Upon rotation of the nozzle body, the valve body can be displaced in the nozzle body between a closing position for blocking the air outlet opening and a maximum opening position for clearing the air outlet opening to the maximum extent. The valve body is of a hollow configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Goodrich Hella Aerospace Lighting Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Thomassin, Frank Poehlau, Klaus Kurz
  • Patent number: 7070119
    Abstract: In a heater control apparatus for a vehicle and a method for controlling the same, an engine control part controls a cooling water conduit control part so that the opening of a cooling water bypass is variably regulated in proportion to an interior temperature thereby increasing the efficiency of air conditioning of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Dae Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 7066396
    Abstract: A heating system having a steam generator or water heater, at least one economizer, at least one condenser and at least one oxidant heater arranged in a manner so as to reduce the temperature and humidity of the exhaust gas (flue gas) stream and recover a major portion of the associated sensible and latent heat. The recovered heat is returned to the steam generator or water heater so as to increase the quantity of steam generated or water heated per quantity of fuel consumed. In addition, a portion of the water vapor produced by combustion of fuel is reclaimed for use as feed water, thereby reducing the make-up water requirement for the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Gas Technology Institute
    Inventors: Richard A. Knight, Iosif K. Rabovitser, Dexin Wang
  • Patent number: 7066808
    Abstract: An aircraft pneumatic cabin pressure control system that is adapted to prevent the difference between cabin pressure and atmospheric pressure from exceeding a threshold value wherein the threshold value varies in relation to aircraft altitude. In some instances the control system includes at least one outflow valve adapted to prevent the difference between cabin pressure and atmospheric pressure from exceeding a threshold value, and the control system is adapted to override the outflow valve at predetermined altitudes. The control system may implement a method for controlling the cabin pressure of an aircraft using a pneumatic cabin pressure control system that includes an outflow valve comprising at least two pressure input ports, the method comprising coupling an isolation valve to an input port of the outflow control valve and utilizing the interrupt valve to isolate the outflow valve input port to which the isolation valve is coupled from pressure changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Whitney, Thomas L. Lui
  • Patent number: 7063612
    Abstract: An air mixing unit for a ventilation system includes a housing with a control door to control at least one inlet air stream, a mode door to control at least one outlet air stream and air passages for supplying air through said mixing unit. An air duct system that is arranged to be attached to said control door funnels air from one side of said mixing unit to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: BEHR GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ivan J. Kaszycki
  • Patent number: 7059958
    Abstract: An elevator cabin with an integrated ventilation system. A fan is attached to the elevator cabin and a vertical side wall of the elevator cabin has a plurality of distributed ventilation holes. At least one air channel element is attached to the side wall, so that the air channel element together with the adjacent portion of the side wall forms an air channel. An adapter element is situated between the fan and an inlet opening of the air channel for guiding air from the fan into the air channel so that the air travels from the fan through the adapter element into the air channel and through the ventilation holes into the elevator cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Agnaldo Santos
  • Patent number: 7059536
    Abstract: An air circulation system for use with or without ductwork having an outside air stream and a return air stream includes a controller and a return damper apparatus operatively connecting the return air stream to the controlled environment. The air circulation system further includes a heating unit and an air mass sensor disposed adjacent to the return damper apparatus. The air mass sensor selectively and directly detecting a ventilation rate of air moving through the return damper apparatus and communicates the ventilation rate to the controller which selectively modulates operation of the heating unit in dependence upon the ventilation rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Mestek, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Schneider, Anthony C. Novak
  • Patent number: 7059537
    Abstract: A system for pre-heating an internal combustion engine includes a heated gas generator unit that is connected to water flowing through the engine in a manner to transfer heat from the heated gases to the water. Once the engine is pre-heated, the system embodying the present invention is disconnected from the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventors: Randall D. Parker, Vincent D. Parker
  • Patent number: 7055760
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for maintaining a temperature between a first value and a second value. The method and apparatus utilize a heat transfer device capable of cycling through a series of cycles, the device being capable of changing the temperature from the second value to the first value when operational. During each cycle the device transfers heat for a first period of time when the temperature reaches the second volume until the first value is reached and thereafter the device stops transferring heat. The first period of time is compared to a desired cycle-on period of time during each cycle and the second temperature value then is adjusted for a subsequent cycle of the device so the first period of time when the device transfers heat approaches the desired cycle-on period of time. There may also be provided temperature controls for a liquid heater having a jacket containing the liquid. The jacket has an inner heated wall and an outer wall spaced apart from the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Teleflex Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Thompson Paul, Jonathan Young, Angelo Faccone
  • Patent number: 7051947
    Abstract: A heat generator for a motor vehicle comprises a rotor (1), a stator (13) in which the rotor (1) induces by rotation electrical currents that generate heat in the stator (13), and a coolant duct (16) adjacent to the stator (13) through which flows a liquid for extracting the heat generated in the stator (13). A device for regulating the working temperature of a liquid-cooled internal combustion engine comprises such a heat generator and an actuator (19) for the stator (13) for regulating the heat generated by the stator (13) by changing the distance between the stator (13) and the rotor (1). The stator (13) is mounted to be pivotal relative to the rotor (1) for changing the distance between them and thus for regulating the heat generated in the stator (13) and regulating the working temperature of the internal combustion engine (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Konstruktions-Bakelit AB
    Inventor: Odd Hielm
  • Patent number: 7052390
    Abstract: A revolving door for installation in a building, comprising a cylindrical shell wall, within the shell wall door leaves rotating about a central shaft and between a bottom plate and a top plate, and entrance and exit openings provided in the shell wall, at least one of which having an air-outflow unit disposed at a vertical edge of the shell wall, having an outlet slot for the generation of a vertically oriented and between the bottom plate and the top plate oriented air curtain substantially filling the headroom of the door, wherein the outlet slot is directed substantially radially towards the interior of the revolving door, and wherein during use the door leaves provide an antidraught seal, with the air-outflow unit being placed inside the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Boon Edam B.V.
    Inventors: Gertjan Otto, Ronald Frank Joosten, Volkert Fester
  • Patent number: 7048624
    Abstract: A manufactured chimney cap is disclosed which provides a weatherproof long lasting enclosure that is designed in such a way so as to divert water away from a centrally integrated chimney flu and off of the chimney cap itself, being encased in a decorative weather-proof material such a aluminum siding, and which is easily installable by one contractor of ordinary skill in a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Luciano Pardini
  • Patent number: 7048200
    Abstract: An integrated injection-pumping fixture for transferring heat from a higher-temperature loop to a lower-temperature loop (e.g., in radiant heating, from a boiler loop to a radiant loop). The fixture provides an injection loop for transferring heat from the higher-temperature loop to the lower-temperature loop. The fixture comprises an integrated casting, in which are formed higher-temperature supply and return ports, lower-temperature supply and return ports, an injection pump volute, and a lower-temperature pump volute. Liquid from the higher-temperature loop enters the integrated casting through the higher-temperature supply port, mixes with liquid circulating in the lower-temperature loop, and leaves the integrated casting through the higher-temperature return port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Taco, Inc.
    Inventor: David Sweet
  • Patent number: 7048201
    Abstract: A heat shield and gasket assembly has three members including a first heat shield, a second heat shield, and a gasket. Each of the members has a flange portion and the flange portion of the gasket is sandwiched is between the flanges of the two heat shields. The flange portion of the gasket is thinner than the flange portions of the heat shields. The thinness of the gasket flange permits it to engage threaded assembly fasteners without compromising the thread integrity of the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignees: General Motors Corporation, Metex Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas M. Kerchner, Kurry B Emmons, Lawrence J Brophy, Robert Lee Anderson
  • Patent number: 7044848
    Abstract: An air intake for a vehicle that facilitates air transfer from an ambient environment outside the vehicle to a vehicle space is provided. The air intake inhibits liquid transfer from the ambient environment to the vehicle space. The air intake includes a housing having an inlet for receiving air from the ambient environment, and an outlet in communication with the inlet. The outlet is disposed in an upper portion of the housing. A blocking member is disposed within the housing adjacent the inlet for preventing upward fluid flow from the inlet directly to the outlet, thereby inhibiting liquid flow through the outlet and into the vehicle space. A portion of the air intake housing is configured for attachment to a vehicle window, and the inlet is configured to be disposed along one edge of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Lim Wijaya, MarĂ­a Heirtzler, Ranganatha Madhavan, Arthur Henke, Rachid El Aile, Michael Mandernach, Carolyn Tatge, Douglas Zhu
  • Patent number: 7044852
    Abstract: An off-ridge roof vent includes a hood open along the sides and front and a rear flange for mounting the hood to a roof. A pair of side walls each includes lower flanges to mount to a flat roof and upper bent tabs that fit under the hood to provide a tight fit between the walls and hood. A front baffle wall extends upwardly from a flange and opening and extends under the hood and terminates in a channel to mount one edge of a screen and another channel is formed in a subtending wall from the hood to mount the other edge of the screen to prevent the entry of debris into the vented roof space. All of the flanges are connected and are in the same plane so that the vent may be attached to a flat roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Gibraltar Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Jim W. Horton