Patents Examined by Elizabeth M May
  • Patent number: 10507926
    Abstract: A conveying device for conveying a fluid stream comprising a mechanical unit, including a movable conveying element, and an electrical unit comprising a housing as well as electronic elements arranged in the housing. The mechanical unit and the electrical unit are detachably connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Dariusz Krakowski, Stephan Risse
  • Patent number: 10478874
    Abstract: The local air cleaning apparatus 1 causes a cleaned uniform air flow blown out from an air flow opening face 23 to collide with an air collision face W to flow outside an open region, so as to cause cleanliness to be higher inside a guide 3 and inside the open region than other regions. Additionally, the apparatus 1 includes at least one of a device for measuring pressures inside the guide 3 and inside a push hood 2, a device for measuring the cleanliness inside the guide 3 or of the open region, and a device for measuring a gap area between the guide 3 and the air collision face W, and, to ensure the cleanliness from a result of the measurement, controls such that a flow velocity of the cleaned uniform air flow blown out from the air flow opening face 23 can be decelerated or accelerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: KOKEN LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo Suzuki, Kozo Nitta, Yuki Fujishiro, Tomoyuki Kakinuma, Takahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10465697
    Abstract: A centrifugal fan includes: an impeller; and a scroll housing surrounding the impeller, the scroll housing having suction hole and discharge hole formed therein. The scroll housing includes: a base plate; a scroll wall connected to the base plate, the scroll wall being formed in a scroll shape from a cutoff; and a discharge wall extending from the scroll wall. In the centrifugal fan, a flow path extending portion having a flow path sectional area extending toward an air flow direction convexly protrudes in the outer direction of the scroll housing in the base plate. Accordingly, a flow path is formed to extend in two directions including a direction in which the scroll wall extends and a direction in which the flow path extending portion protrudes. Thus, the static pressure of a discharge air current can be quickly recovered, and the blowing performance of the centrifugal fan can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Minsu Son, Kiwon Seo
  • Patent number: 10465940
    Abstract: An air discharge device installed in an air conditioner to discharge and guide air air-conditioned in the air conditioner to an outside is provided. The air discharge device may include a first outer body having an air discharge grill; a second outer body coupled to a first side of the first outer body; a third outer body coupled to a second side of the first outer body and coupled with the second outer body; a first inner guide having an inner opening that faces the air discharge grill; and a second inner guide coupled with the first inner guide, and together with the first inner guide, forming an internal flow path. The first outer body, the second outer body, and the third outer body may be coupled with one another into a shape of a hollow cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Seongkuk Mun, Sungwoo Song, Sungjin Hwang
  • Patent number: 10458674
    Abstract: A decorative panel includes a panel body with a suction port and an outlet port, and a suction grill attached to the suction port of the panel body. The suction grill includes a grill body positioned over the suction port, and an extension extending outward from the entire periphery of the grill body to overlap with a lower surface of the panel body. The extension is configured such that an end of a portion of the extension extending toward the outlet port is located closer to the suction port than an edge of the lower surface of the panel body facing the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Kojima
  • Patent number: 10458673
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes a discharge blade configured to move between a guide position at which a direction of air blown from a blower fan and discharged to an outlet is controlled, and a closing position at which the outlet is closed, wherein the discharge blade includes a plurality of blade holes through which the air is discharged through the discharge blade at the closing position, wherein the discharge blade moves between the guide position and the closing position and controls an air flow from the blower fan to a discharge plate or the outlet. Through this configuration, an air flow discharged to the outside of the housing can be controlled by operation of the discharge blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Sang Ki Cho, Ki Jun Kim, Dae Dong Kim, Chang Heon Lee, Moon Sun Shin, Young Lae Jo
  • Patent number: 10443381
    Abstract: A vertically and laterally adjustable frame for a mine ventilation structure having two or more pairs of adjustable height support columns, and a plurality of adjustable length support beams, each support beam mounted to and spanning between a pair of the support columns. A mine overcast and a method of assembling an overcast in an intersection within a mine are also provided, with the overcast including a vertically and laterally adjustable frame, and a plurality of side and ceiling panels mounted to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Courtland Joshua Helbig, Nathanael Rogers, Timothy Dale Beeman
  • Patent number: 10436459
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes an air guide which guides external air from an electronic component chamber to a heat exchange chamber, wherein the air guide includes a guide body which forms an air path; a water collection part which stores water introduced into the guide body; and a drainage hole of the water collection part which is provided at the water collection part to discharge the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Boohwan Jeon
  • Patent number: 10399413
    Abstract: A vehicle heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning device (10) comprising a housing (12), in which at least two hot-air guiding ducts (18, 19) are formed for different vehicle interior regions, the hot-air guiding ducts (18, 19) being separated by a housing wall (28). A common heating device (30) and a common air treatment element (32) are provided which are arranged in each case in both hot-air guiding ducts (18, 19), the air treatment element (32) being arranged in the air flow downstream of the heating device (30). The air treatment element (32) has a dividing wall (34) which divides the air treatment element (32) into at least two part regions which are assigned to in each case one hot-air guiding duct (18, 19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Klimasysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Siegfried Derx, Alexander Karl
  • Patent number: 10401048
    Abstract: An air flow mixer that mixes two or more air streams that may enter air moving equipment at significantly different temperatures. In particular, methods, systems and apparatuses are disclosed that are directed to an air flow mixer that is structured and arranged to promote cross flow of portions of the air streams relative to each other through the air flow mixer. The cross flow resulting from the structure and arrangement of the air flow mixer avoids sharp delineations or fluid borders between the air streams that can be caused, for example, by a relatively higher temperature of one of the air streams and a relatively lower temperature of another one of the air streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: William B. Rockwood, Wilson Samuel Jesudason Lawrence, Abhijith Balakrishna, Yahia Abdelhamid, Jerry W. McClead
  • Patent number: 10377496
    Abstract: An airflow control system for use in a vehicle is provided. The airflow control system includes a manifold and a recirculation duct in flow communication with the manifold. The recirculation duct includes a fan and a recirculation valve. The system additionally includes a ventilation duct coupled in flow communication with the recirculation duct between the fan and the recirculation valve. The ventilation duct is in flow communication with an ambient environment surrounding the vehicle and includes at least one ventilation valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Luong Hoang Le, George Bates, III, Myles Edward Brown, Brian P. Berryessa, Ryan S. Perham
  • Patent number: 10377206
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for removing gas from a vehicle storage unit. The apparatus includes at least one memory and a processor(s) detecting air being drawn, via an exhaust unit, from the front of a vehicle storage space to a rear of the vehicle storage space and through a ventilation unit forcing the air including emitted gas(es) to exit a top of the ventilation unit. The air is initially directed, from a supply unit in an upper part of the ventilation unit, into the rear of the vehicle storage space to the front of the vehicle storage space. The items emitted the gas. The computer program code may further cause the apparatus to measure the gas as the air passes through the ventilation unit to determine whether the measured gas equals or is below a predetermined threshold. Corresponding computer program products and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Kehoe, Robert Joseph D'Ambrosio
  • Patent number: 10370008
    Abstract: An air-conditioning system in vehicle is installed in a vehicle in which a vehicle body center position and an aisle center position are different, and has an air conditioner. The air-conditioning system in vehicle has first and second outlets arranged on both sides of the vehicle in a vehicle width direction and discharging conditioned air having substantially the same air volume into an interior, and an air regulating member setting a merging position of air flows discharged from the first and second outlets to the position where the line segment connecting the vehicle body center position and the aisle center position is internally divided at a ratio of between 20:80 and 86:14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Koki Kondo, Keiji Sakagawa, Ryosuke Mitani, Kazuto Nakai
  • Patent number: 10343494
    Abstract: An air vent for a vehicle is provided. In particular, a diffusion air vent for a vehicle discharges air in a concentrated and diffused manner by controlling a discharge direction of the air. The air vent concentratedly and diffusedly discharges air by an air discharge mode change mechanism based on a dial rotation operation. Further, a damper is configured to be opened or closed based on the dial rotation operation to permit and interrupt air discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, NIFCO KOREA Inc., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gye Young Ahn, Seung Sik Han, Jae Whoan Park, Kwan Woo Lee, Ji Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10337742
    Abstract: A cooking appliance (1) includes a cooking chamber (4) heatable by a heating device (3), a cooking chamber opening (5), a cooking chamber door (6) closing off the cooking chamber opening (5), and a control device (7) for controlling the heating device (3). The cooking chamber door (6) has a multi-pane construction having a first pane (8) and a second pane (9). A detector device (10) operatively connected to the control device (7) is actuated by the cooking chamber door (6). In addition, a locking device (11) between the first (8) and the second pane (9) includes a locking element (12), which is held preloaded in an initial state (13) between the first (8) and the second pane (9), and if the first pane (8) is defective, the locking element (12) is automatically displaced to a locking position (14), thereby preventing a complete closure of the cooking chamber door (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventor: Hans-Gerd Holtdirk
  • Patent number: 10309667
    Abstract: A ventilator comprising an air blower; a casing comprising a first wall and a second wall configured to house the air blower centrally and to define a radially decreasing volume therebetween, a circumferential gap between the first wall and the second wall configured to allow a high velocity air stream to exit and to spiral in a direction away from a structure to which the ventilator is configured to be mounted, and a central opening in the second wall configured as a suction inlet of the air blower; and a flow amplifier adjacent the casing and configured to amplify air flow through an air flow passage defined between the flow amplifier and the second wall of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Fook Hoong Choo, Mohan Dass Ettanoor Thuppale
  • Patent number: 10306810
    Abstract: In some examples, a system includes a data center storage space, a partition, and a cooling device. The data center storage space includes a hot aisle and a cold aisle. The partition separates the hot aisle and the cold aisle and defines an aperture. The cooling device includes a connection member and a flexible member. The connection member is configured to connect to the aperture and defines a first lumen. The flexible member is connected to the connection member and defines a second lumen. At least a portion of the flexible member is configured to be selectively movable. The cooling device is configured to allow cool air to move from the cold aisle to the hot aisle to lower a temperature of air disposed within the hot aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EQUINIX, INC.
    Inventors: Tikhon Suresh Pichai, Douglas James Asay
  • Patent number: 10299409
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for blocking removal of an air-moving assembly from a chassis when in operational state. The apparatus includes a protective louver assembly having a louver(s) and an interlock element(s). The louver(s) is disposed at an air inlet or an air outlet of the air-moving assembly, and pivots between an operational and a quiesced orientation, dependent on presence or absence, respectively, of airflow through the air-moving assembly. The interlock element(s) is associated with the louver(s) to pivot with the louver(s) between the operational orientation and the quiesced orientation. In the operational orientation, the interlock element(s) blocks, at least in part, access to at least one fastener securing the air-moving assembly within the chassis, and thereby prevents removal of the air-moving assembly from the chassis when in the operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Christopher R. Ciraulo, Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, Robert K. Mullady, Roger R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10299411
    Abstract: A data center includes a first rack, a second rack, a supply duct provided over a first space between the first and second rack, a first circulation duct including a first suction port disposed at an end side of the first rack and a first exhaust port disposed at the first space side and provided between an upper portion of the first rack and the supply duct so as to close up the first space, a second circulation duct including a second suction port disposed at an end side of the second rack and a second exhaust port disposed at the first space side and provided between an upper portion of the second rack and the supply duct so as to close up the first space, a first and second barrier that closes up the first space at one and the other end of the first and second rack, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi Endo, Hiroyuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10286512
    Abstract: A machining system capable of preventing mist from leaking out from an enclosure to the outside. The machining system includes a first enclosure including an opening and configured to define a first space in which a workpiece is processed, a second enclosure arranged adjacent to the first enclosure and configured to define a second space communicating with the first space through the opening, wherein a robot which can advance to and retreat from the first space through the opening is installed in the second space, and a pressure adjustment device configured to increase a pressure in the second space higher than a pressure in the first space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi Suzuki