Patents Examined by Emmanuel E Duke
  • Patent number: 11318860
    Abstract: The application provides a vehicle thermal management system, a vehicle thermal management method and a vehicle. The system includes: a flow path switching valve; a compressor, an in-cabin thermal management flow path; an out-cabin thermal management flow path; and at least one battery module thermal management flow path. A flow path switching valve of the system is used for switching the on/off and flow direction of an intake port of the compressor, an exhaust port of the compressor, the in-cabin thermal management flow path, the out-cabin thermal management flow path, and the battery module thermal management flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: NIO (ANHUI) HOLDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ye Yuan, Feng Wang, Yao Xiao, Jieying Zhang, Yanbo Wang, Zhuanyao Gu
  • Patent number: 11312205
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle which includes an air intake grille for taking in air in a passenger compartment, an electric device, a case for accommodating the electric device, and an intake duct for connecting the intake port provided in the case and the air intake grille, where, when the air intake grille is divided into a region close to the intake port and a region far from the intake port in a vehicle width direction, the sum of opening areas of flow rate adjusting windows located in the region far from the intake port is larger than the sum of opening areas of flow rate adjusting windows located in the region close to the intake port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Aoki, Hiroshi Kano
  • Patent number: 11305615
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes an air conditioning unit installed in a cabin, and a supply unit supplying air conditioned by the air conditioning unit to the cabin. The air conditioning unit includes a refrigeration cycle device having a compressor, a radiator, a decompression device, and an evaporator. One of the radiator and the evaporator functions as a use-side heat exchanger that generates conditioned air by heat exchange between refrigerant and air. The refrigeration cycle device has a high-pressure protection device that discharges the refrigerant to the outside when the pressure of the refrigerant flowing through a passage, which is defined from a refrigerant discharge side of the compressor to a refrigerant inlet side of the decompression device, exceeds a predetermined reference pressure. The high-pressure protection device is configured to discharge the refrigerant to the outside through an outside communication portion communicated with the outside of the cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takekazu Kano
  • Patent number: 11305612
    Abstract: A combustion chamber assembly unit for a fuel-operated vehicle heater includes a combustion chamber housing, a combustion chamber formed in the combustion chamber housing, an evaporator medium for the absorption of liquid fuel and for the discharge of fuel vapor into the combustion chamber, and a heating/ignition device for heating the evaporator medium or/and for igniting a mixture of fuel and combustion air formed in the combustion chamber. The heating/ignition device includes at least one radiation source for the emission of electromagnetic radiation into the combustion chamber and at least one absorption body for the absorption of electromagnetic radiation emitted into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: EBERSPÄCHER CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Jörg Keefer
  • Patent number: 11305616
    Abstract: A transportation refrigeration unit includes an evaporator circulating a flow of refrigerant therethrough to cool a flow of supply air flowing over the evaporator, a first compressor operably connected to an engine and driven by the engine, a second compressor operably connected to a battery and driven by the battery. The first compressor and/or the second compressor are in fluid communication with the evaporator to compress the flow of refrigerant and configured and connected in parallel with one another. A condenser is in fluid communication with the evaporator and the first compressor and/or the second compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ciara Poolman, Robert A. Chopko
  • Patent number: 11305608
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air conditioner for a vehicle having a rear seat outlet, which can relieve temperature inversion that discharge temperature of the console vent becomes higher than discharge temperature of a rear seat floor vent in a bi-level mode, and prevent reduction of air volume of the console vent in the cooling mode. The air conditioner for a vehicle, which has a rear seat outlet, includes an air-conditioning case having an air passageway formed therein and a plurality of air outlets, and a cooling heat exchanger and a heating heat exchanger disposed in the air passageway of the air-conditioning case to exchange heat with air passing through the air passageway. Wherein the air outlets include a console vent and a rear seat floor vent, and an entrance of the rear seat floor vent is formed above an entrance of the console vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Yong Ho Kim, Chui Hee Kim, Hak Kyu Kim, Byeong Ha Lee, Yong Seon Lee, Jun Min Lee, Jae O Jung, Jae Won Jeong
  • Patent number: 11306232
    Abstract: Azeotropic compositions including between 74 and 81.5 wt.-% HFO-1324yf, between 6.5 and 10.5 wt.-% HFC-134a, and between 12 and 16 wt.-% HFC-152a, relative to the total weight of the composition, the azeotropic composition having a boiling point of between ?40.00° C. and 70.00° C., at a pressure of between 0.5 and 21.0 bar abs (±0.5%). Also, the uses of the aforementioned compositions in heat transfer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventor: Wissam Rached
  • Patent number: 11306947
    Abstract: A temperature control system in an aircraft passenger service unit is disclosed. In embodiments, the system includes a swirl chamber configured to receive an inlet air stream, and a vortex tube configured to receive the inlet air stream from the swirl chamber and separate the inlet air stream into a warmer air stream and a cooler air stream. In embodiments, the system further includes a nozzle configured to direct a temperature-controlled air stream into a passenger space of an aircraft; wherein the nozzle is configured to be selectably adjusted in order to selectively blend the warmer air stream and the cooler air stream in order to generate the temperature-controlled air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Abbas A. Alahyari
  • Patent number: 11299010
    Abstract: An alertness maintenance apparatus includes a stimulation controller that is configured to cause a stimulation device to generate multiple types of temperature stimuli maintaining an alert state of a subject person, the temperature stimuli including a temperature stimulus to a hand of the subject person and also including a temperature stimulus to a face of the subject person or a temperature stimulus to a torso of the subject person via a seat on which the subject person sits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 11291218
    Abstract: A machine for the production of liquid, semi-liquid or pasty solid food products is described. The machine includes a working container provided with an internal stirrer and externally with heat exchange means, an inlet opening in fluid communication with means for feeding a base food mixture into the container, a first outlet opening for a finished food product and a second outlet opening or a washing liquid. The machine further includes an automatic device for washing the feeding means and the container, and the automatic device has a circuit and a pump for recirculating the washing liquid and means for heating the recirculated washing liquid. A method for cleaning a machine of the aforementioned type is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FRIGOMAT S.R.L.
    Inventors: Paolo Soffientini, Emanuela Cipelletti
  • Patent number: 11287193
    Abstract: A refrigerator may include an inner casing having a storage chamber defined therein; and a thermoelectric module including a thermoelectric element for cooling the storage chamber, a cooling sink in contact with one surface of thermoelectric element, and a heat sink contacting the other surface of thermoelectric element, wherein the heat sink includes: a heat dissipation fin including a stack of a plurality of fins; a heat dissipation plate coupled to the heat dissipation fin; a heat dissipation pipe for connecting the heat dissipation plate to the heat dissipation fin, wherein the heat dissipation pipe is arranged to pass through the heat dissipation fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woosung Lee, Jihun Lee
  • Patent number: 11285784
    Abstract: This on-board air conditioner control device comprises: a PTC heater which is contained in a high-voltage circuit and generates heat by means of power supplied from a high-voltage battery; a micro-controller which is contained in a low-voltage circuit and controls the power supplied to the PTC heater from the high-voltage battery; a current detection sensor which is contained in the high-voltage circuit and outputs a voltage signal indicating a value for the current flowing through the PTC heater; a V/f conversion unit which is contained in the high-voltage circuit and converts the voltage signal outputted by the current detection sensor to a frequency signal; and a digital isolator which transmits the frequency signal to the micro-controller while preserving electrical insulation between the V/f conversion unit and the micro-controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Sato, Tomoyasu Osaki, Keiji Nagasaka, Ryota Kojima
  • Patent number: 11291137
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a cabinet, a coolant circulation mechanism, and a heat exchange mechanism. The coolant circulation mechanism includes a first conduit, a second conduit, a control conduit, and a circulation conduit. The circulation conduit is connected to the cabinet and the heat exchange mechanism. The first conduit and the second conduit are connected to the heat exchange mechanism. The control conduit is connected to the cabinet and selectively connects to the first conduit or the second conduit. When the control conduit connects to the second conduit, coolant from the cabinet flows to the heat exchange mechanism through the second conduit. When the control conduit connects to the first conduit, coolant from the heat exchange mechanism flows to the cabinet through the first conduit. Coolant in the cabinet flows through the circulation conduit to the heat exchange mechanism when a level of the coolant reaches the circulation conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao-Ke Wei, Hui-Hsuan Wang, Ching-Tang Liu
  • Patent number: 11280537
    Abstract: A refrigerating and freezing device comprises a box body, a modified atmosphere film assembly and a suction pump. The box body has an inner container, a casing and a heat insulation layer; the inner container is internally provided with a storage space; the modified atmosphere film assembly is configured in such a way that more oxygen, relative to nitrogen, of a gas flow in a space around the modified atmosphere film assembly penetrates a modified atmosphere film and enters a rich-oxygen gas collecting cavity; and the suction pump is provided in the heat insulation layer, and an inlet end of the air extracting pump, through a pipeline, is in communication with the oxygen-rich gas collecting cavity of the modified atmosphere film assembly to pump and discharge the gas penetrated into the oxygen-rich gas collecting cavity out of a storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Bo Jiang, Hao Zhang, Jing Wang, Guoshun He
  • Patent number: 11279522
    Abstract: A bag or bag-like transport container or delivery container that can provide a high degree of thermal insulation. More particularly, the disclosed invention relates to an improved container for storage and transportation of goods that comprises a bag-like or box-like container that can be hand-held and that can provide good thermal insulation. The disclosed invention seeks to provide an improved corrugated sheet container and provides a system having first and second cellulose fiber bag-like elements, at least one of which is provided with a surface metallization treatment whereby to provide beneficial thermal characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Softbox Systems Limited
    Inventors: Padraic Thomas O'Hara, Baptiste Kuhn
  • Patent number: 11268749
    Abstract: A household refrigeration appliance has a housing and an inner compartment configured in the housing with a cover, which extends along a rear wall of the inner compartment and divides the inner compartment into a storage compartment for chilled goods and a cold air distribution region with a cold air distribution system arranged therein and with a first visible surface formed by the cover and facing an access opening of the inner compartment. The cold air distribution system has a vertical cold air duct segment extending in the direction of a top wall, which is arranged parallel to the rear wall in the longitudinal direction and has a horizontal cold air duct segment branching from the vertical cold air duct segment and extending in the direction of a left or right side wall, which is arranged parallel to the rear wall in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Claudia Weiss, Thomas Schaefer, Frank Cifrodelli, Julio Cesar Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11268726
    Abstract: An air handling unit (AHU) or rooftop unit (RTU) or other building device in a building includes one or more powered components and is used with a battery, and a predictive controller The battery is configured to store electric energy and discharge the stored electric energy for use in powering the powered components. The predictive controller is configured to optimize a predictive cost function to determine an optimal amount of electric energy to purchase from an energy grid and an optimal amount of electric energy to store in the battery or discharge from the battery for use in powering the powered components at each time step of an optimization period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Robert D. Turney, Nishith R. Patel
  • Patent number: 11268738
    Abstract: An electrochemical heat transfer device for a hot water tank utilizes an electrochemical hydrogen compressor to pump hydrogen into and out of a tank having a metal hydride forming alloy therein. The absorption of hydrogen by the metal hydride forming alloy is exothermic, produces heat, and the desorption of the hydrogen from the metal hydride forming alloy is endothermic and draws heat in. An electrochemical hydrogen compressor may be configured between to tanks and pump hydrogen back and forth to form a heat transfer device, such as a hot water heater. A heat transfer device may be coupled with the tank or may comprise the outer surface of the tank to transfer heat to an object or to the surroundings. A closed loop may be configured having two tanks and one or two electrochemical hydrogen compressors to pump the hydrogen in a loop around the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Bamdad Bahar, William Parmelee
  • Patent number: 11268747
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerating and freezing device comprising a storage space, a compressor chamber, an air-regulating membrane component, and a suction pump disposed in the compressor chamber. The provided refrigerating and freezing device has a favorable freshness preservation effect, fully utilizing the space in the compressor chamber without using the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaobing Zhu, Bo Jiang, Lei Wang, Hao Zhang, Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 11267317
    Abstract: A system for controlling inside/outside air in air conditioner may include an air conditioner including an upward discharge passage, through which air is discharged toward a front glass of a vehicle, a downward discharge passage, through which air is discharged toward a floor of the vehicle, the upward discharge passage and the downward discharge passage being separated from each other, a first intake door, an opening amount of which is determined according to a ratio between inside air and outside air introduced into the upward discharge passage, and a second intake door, an opening amount of which is determined according to a ratio between inside air and outside air introduced into the downward discharge passage; and a control unit configured of controlling the opening amounts of the first and second intake doors according to a heating load of the air conditioner and a humidity of the interior of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Yoon Hyung Lee