Patents Examined by Filip Zec
  • Patent number: 10816282
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a core section defining a plurality of first fluid channels and a plurality of second fluid channels. The heat exchanger also includes a header section defining a plurality of first fluid layers and a plurality of second fluid layers. The heat exchanger further includes a transition region located between the header section and the core section, the transition region fluidly coupling the plurality of first fluid layers to the first fluid channels, each of the first fluid layers routing a first fluid to a respective group of first fluid channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Turney, John H. Whiton, James Streeter
  • Patent number: 10820452
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide control solutions for data center thermal management and control using an IDEC system. The data center is arranged in a cold air room wall supply and hot air room wall return configuration. The sensors, such as temperature sensors and/or pressure sensors, are utilized to measure and record thermal data. The data is then processed and used to control the IDEC system to adjust operating conditions to satisfy dynamic thermal requirements of the data center. The control functions include: 1) controlling the IDEC system to adjust cooling modes and operating conditions as needed to maintain proper data center thermal environment; and 2) identifying different optimal operating conditions and parameters for the IT room and IDEC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Tianyi Gao
  • Patent number: 10801791
    Abstract: Provided is a heat exchanger that is capable of avoiding a bridge phenomenon caused by water droplets between a plurality of flat tubes and is easily manufactured. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of plate-like fins arranged in parallel at intervals, the plurality of flat tubes inserted into the plurality of plate-like fins, and at least one water-guiding member arranged between adjacent ones of the plurality of flat tubes projecting from at least one of both outermost ones of the plurality of plate-like fins and having both end portions held in contact with projecting flat surfaces of the adjacent ones of the plurality of flat tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tsubasa Tanda, Yohei Kato
  • Patent number: 10801758
    Abstract: Disclosed are: an accumulator fixing device for a compressor, the device being capable of minimizing the generation of vibration and noise; and an air-conditioning apparatus including the same. The disclosed accumulator fixing device comprises: fixing members fixedly provided to an outer side of a compressor; a first supporting member fixing a portion of the accumulator together with the fixing member while encompassing the circumference thereof; and a second supporting member fixing another portion of the accumulator together with the fixing member while encompassing the same, wherein the first supporting member and the second supporting member are arranged to be spaced from each other by a preset gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seon-kyo Kim, Bum-young Byun
  • Patent number: 10794629
    Abstract: A system for measuring and monitoring the closure of a refrigerated compartment of an appliance includes a controller having at least one input and at least one output for receiving and providing electrical signals to a plurality of electrical components of the appliance. The system includes a pressure sensor for monitoring the compartment to detect the presence of a negative pressure pulse indicative of a compartment closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mark W. Wilson, Eric Scalf
  • Patent number: 10788253
    Abstract: An icemaker for a refrigeration appliance includes a motor having a shaft. A feeler arm coupling is connected to a shaft of the motor. The motor is operable to rotate the feeler arm coupling about a rotation axis. A feeler arm rake is hinged to the feeler arm coupling such that the feeler arm rake is rotatable relative to the feeler arm coupling about a hinge axis. The hinge axis is perpendicular to the rotation axis. The feeler arm rake rotates with the feeler arm coupling about the rotation axis when the motor operates to rotate the feeler arm coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Francis Bird
  • Patent number: 10782062
    Abstract: A protective frame for refrigeration units mounted on shipping containers or trailers. There is a bottom horizontal frame assembly and an top frame assembly, both attached to the refrigeration unit. Vertical frame braces connect the top and bottom frame assemblies. Hinges connect the top frame assembly to the protective frame allowing the top frame to pivot upward allowing access to the refrigeration unit for maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Intermodal Maintenance Group L.L.C.
    Inventor: Stephen A Pasco, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10775073
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, device, and/or manufacture that is configured for operably releasing condensate from a condensate producing system to a drain without allowing a substantial quantity of air to enter the condensate producing system from the drain or a substantial quantity of air to exit the condensate producing system to the drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Nicholas Howard Des Champs
  • Patent number: 10775090
    Abstract: A household cooling appliance includes an ice maker unit for making ice, wherein the ice maker unit has a container, in which the ice is stored, a weight detection unit for determining the weight of the container, and an evaluation unit, which is configured for determining a filling level of the container with ice depending on the weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Senol Temizkan, Mathias Sigl, Klaus Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 10767936
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a trans-seasonal cold-storage heat-storage system, comprising an ice-source heat pump, an ice-making machine set, a trans-seasonal energy-storage tank, an exergonic heat exchanger, an air conditioning pump and a cooling heat-storage pump, wherein the condenser in the ice-source heat pump communicates sequentially with the cooling heat-storage pump and the cooling tower via a circulation pipeline, the condenser in the ice-source heat pump further communicates sequentially with the cooling heat-storage pump and the trans-seasonal energy-storage tank via a circulation pipeline, the condenser in the ice-source heat pump further communicates sequentially with the air conditioning pump and the air conditioning cold and heat terminal via a circulation pipeline, to form a circulation loop for supplying heat to the air conditioning cold and heat terminal in winter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Yuliang Yue, Yuesong Qi, Dongli Yuan, Pengcheng Sun, Hui Zhou
  • Patent number: 10753639
    Abstract: An indoor unit includes a main body unit including a housing having an opening hole for pipe formed on a part of a side surface of the main body unit, a refrigerant pipe connection part projecting from inside to outside of the housing through the opening hole for pipe, and an attachment plate holding and fixing the refrigerant pipe connection part together with the housing to close the opening hole for pipe. The opening hole for pipe is formed over a first side surface on a side of the housing from which the refrigerant pipe connection part projects and a second side surface adjacent to the first side surface, and the attachment plate has an L shape including planes corresponding to the opening hole for pipe over the first side surface and the second side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Komatsu, Takaaki Takishita, Tatsuo Furuta, Naoya Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10753671
    Abstract: A vacuum adiabatic body includes a first plate; a second plate; a seal; a support; a heat resistance unit; and an exhaust port, wherein the heat resistance unit includes a conductive resistance sheet having one end connected to the first plate member, the conductive resistance sheet resisting heat conduction flowing along a wall for the third space, the heat resistance unit further includes a side frame connected to the conductive resistance sheet, the side frame defining at least one portion of the wall for the third space, the side frame includes a first mounting surface connected to the conductive resistance sheet and a second mounting surface connected to the second plate, and the second mounting surface is supported by the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Wonyeong Jung, Deokhyun Youn, Daewoong Kim
  • Patent number: 10746177
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a compressor system having at least one fluid compressor for compressing a working fluid. A lubrication supply system is operable for supplying lubrication fluid to the compressor. A closed loop cooling system using R718 refrigerant is provided to cool the working fluid. The closed loop cooling system includes a refrigerant compressor for compressing the refrigerant, a condenser operable for receiving compressed refrigerant gas and removing heat to form liquid refrigerant, and an expansion device for expanding and cooling the liquid refrigerant into a cooled gaseous refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Industrial U.S., Inc.
    Inventor: James Christopher Collins
  • Patent number: 10739047
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a heat exchange device that includes a condenser configured to receive a refrigerant, an evaporator having an evaporation tube bundle, a throttling device configured to receive a first portion of the refrigerant from the condenser and to expand the first portion of the refrigerant before directing the first portion to the evaporator, and an ejector having a high pressure conduit, a low pressure conduit, and an outlet conduit, the ejector is configured to receive the first portion from the throttling device or a second portion of the refrigerant from the condenser via the high pressure conduit, receive a third portion of the refrigerant from the evaporator via the low pressure conduit, mix the first portion or the second portion with the third portion to form a mixed refrigerant, and direct the mixed refrigerant to the evaporator via the outlet conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: Johnson Controls Technology Company, York (Wuxi) Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Company, Ltd., Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Technology (Wuxi) Co., Limited
    Inventors: Xiuping Su, Li Wang
  • Patent number: 10739040
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an air conditioner in which flow noise of a refrigerant is reduced. An air conditioner includes a compressor configured to compress a refrigerant, an outdoor heat exchanger in which the refrigerant exchanges heat with outside air, an expansion device configured to expand the refrigerant, an indoor heat exchanger in which the refrigerant exchanges heat with indoor air, and a muffler configured to reduce flow noise of the refrigerant flowing into the indoor heat exchanger, wherein the muffler includes a shell including a refrigerant inlet and a refrigerant outlet, a first baffle disposed at one side of an inner part of the shell and including a plurality of first holes, a plurality of pipes inserted into the plurality of first holes and serving as passages through which the refrigerant moves, and a second baffle disposed at the other side of the inner part of the shell and including a plurality of second holes through which the refrigerant passing through the pipe passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Woo Choi, Du Han Jung, Jun Seok Kwon, Ki Seok Kim, Hyeong Joon Seo
  • Patent number: 10739063
    Abstract: A water dispenser for a refrigerator including a water discharge nozzle fluidly connected to a water source, a valve configured to selectively block the fluid connection, and an actuator operated to allow water to be dispensed. The water discharge nozzle is pivotally mounted to a surface of the refrigerator to pivot between a retracted position and an extended position. In the extended position, the water discharge nozzle is extended outwards beyond the surface of the refrigerator. The water discharge nozzle is biased towards one of the extended and retracted positions. The valve is configured to block the fluid connection between the water discharge nozzle and the water source when the water discharge nozzle is in the retracted position. When the water discharge nozzle pivots to the extended position, the valve is operated to enable fluid connection between the water discharge nozzle and the water source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhuochen Shi, Josh Hanson
  • Patent number: 10731907
    Abstract: A system includes an electronic power converter and a controller. The electronic power converter supplies power to one or more motor drives of an HVAC and/or refrigeration system. The controller obtains a plurality of pulse width modulation (PWM) algorithms. Each PWM algorithm has an associated harmonic signature. The controller further determines one or more resonance frequencies associated with the HVAC and/or refrigeration system. The controller also selects a first PWM algorithm from the plurality of PWM algorithms based at least in part on the harmonic signature associated with the first PWM algorithm mitigating the one or more resonance frequencies associated with the refrigeration system. The controller further operates the electronic power converter according to the first PWM algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lennox Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Palanivel Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10731874
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for a refrigeration cycle apparatus includes: a fan; a bellmouth that covers a periphery of the fan; a casing that internally houses the fan and the bellmouth so that airflow faces upward and that has a top end edge having a flat shape; and a diffuser surface disposed below a top end edge of the casing but above a top end of the bellmouth and on the outer side relative to the top end of the bellmouth in plan view, wherein the diffuser surface is inclined to extend outward away from the rotation axis of the fan as getting upward. The casing has a plurality of side surfaces that cover the sides of the bellmouth. At least one of the side surfaces has a recessed shape toward the bellmouth so that a gap with the top end edge of the bellmouth is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Koike, Shigeki Kamitani
  • Patent number: 10731875
    Abstract: An air-conditioning-apparatus outdoor unit includes a casing, an air-sending device chamber, a machine chamber, a partition, a heat exchanger cover, and an electric box including a bottom plate that defines a bottom surface of the electric box and that is joined to an upper end of the heat exchanger cover. The casing includes a shell panel having an outdoor-air inlet that is open. The heat exchanger cover is positioned to face the outdoor-air inlet, and defines, together with the partition and the shell panel, an air passage communicating with the outdoor-air inlet in the machine chamber. The bottom plate of the electric box has a bottom opening communicating with the air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryozo Onuki, Shinichi Uchino
  • Patent number: 10731876
    Abstract: A split liquid desiccant air conditioning system is disclosed for treating an air stream flowing into a space in a building. The split liquid desiccant air-conditioning system is switchable between operating in a warm weather operation mode wherein the system provides cooling and dehumidification, and a cold weather operation mode wherein the system provides heating and humidification, as well as into a mode wherein the system provides heated, dehumidified air to a space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: 7AC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter F. Vandermeulen