Patents Examined by For K Ling
  • Patent number: 11680751
    Abstract: A stacked-plate heat exchanger may include a plurality of stacked plates. The plurality of stacked plates may include a plurality of first stacked plates and a plurality of second stacked plates stacked alternately one on top of another. Pairs of adjacent stacked plates may each delimit one of a first cavity for the passage of a first fluid and a second cavity for the passage of a second fluid in an alternating manner. The heat exchanger may also include a support structure that may support the plurality of stacked plates in an edge region to stabilize the second cavity. The plurality of stacked plates may each include a first opening and at least two second openings arranged around the first opening. The heat exchanger may also include a plurality of webs each arranged between two adjacent second openings. The plurality of webs may form the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Lars Balasus, Matthias Erler, Bernheim Goehler, Steffen Groezinger, Thomas Hell, Volker Velte, Andreas Wagner
  • Patent number: 11674698
    Abstract: A chilled beam includes a body having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side. The chilled beam also includes a first mounting bracket coupled to the first side and configured to rotate against a first bias of the first mounting bracket in response to a first force against the first mounting bracket. The chilled beam also includes a second mounting bracket coupled to the second side and configured to rotate against a second bias of the second mounting bracket in response to a second force against the second mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Gary A. Minor, Matthew B. McLaurin
  • Patent number: 11666994
    Abstract: A heat exchanger header includes a primary fluid duct extending between a fluid port and a first branched region, a plurality of secondary fluid ducts fluidly connected to the primary fluid duct at the first branched region, wherein an overhang region is formed laterally between adjacent ones of the plurality of secondary fluid ducts, and wherein each of the plurality of secondary fluid ducts extends between the first branched region and a second branched region, a plurality of tertiary fluid ducts fluidly connected to each of the plurality of secondary fluid ducts at the second branched regions, a primary horn integrally formed with and extending from the overhang region, an at least one secondary horn integrally formed with and extending from one of the plurality of tertiary fluid ducts, and a sacrificial support structure extending between the primary horn and the at least one secondary horn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Joshua M. Norman
  • Patent number: 11662161
    Abstract: A heat conduction device includes a heat source portion, a temperature control surface, and heat transfer portions. The heat source portion is configured to generate at least hot heat or cold heat. The temperature control surface is sectioned into a plurality of temperature control sections, and at least some of the plurality of temperature control sections are disposed away from the heat source portion. The plurality of heat transfer portions connect the heat source portion and the plurality of the temperature control sections to transfer heat between the heat source portion and the plurality of temperature control sections. The plurality of temperature control sections are separated from each other based on a distance from the heat source portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Masanori Jinnoh, Aun Ota, Hisayoshi Oshima, Hidehiko Hiramatsu, Takashi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11662153
    Abstract: In order to reduce the adverse effect from a thermal medium splashing as a result of a vapor chamber bursting, this protective structure is provided with a perforation member comprising an end section that: comprises an upper surface and a lower surface; either comes into contact with a first surface, which is either the upper surface or the lower surface, or is located near the first surface, before a flat vapor chamber in contact with an electronic component is overheated by heat from the electronic component; and breaks an outer member of the vapor chamber and penetrates into the interior when the vapor chamber is overheated by the heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichi Sugihara
  • Patent number: 11653477
    Abstract: Photonic and electronic integrated circuits can be cooled using variable conductance heat pipes containing a non-condensable gas in addition to a phase-changing working fluid. To package the heat pipe with a subassembly including the integrated circuits in a standard housing providing a heat sink contact area, the heat pipe is oriented, in some embodiments, with its axis between evaporator and condenser ends substantially perpendicular to the direction along which the integrated circuit subassembly is separated from the heat sink contact area, and a portion of the exterior surface of the heat pipe is thermally insulated, with a suitable thermal insulation structure, from the heat sink contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Marcoccia, Brian Robert Koch, Theodore J. Schmidt, Christopher Paul Wyland, Robert S. Guzzon, Gregory Alan Fish
  • Patent number: 11644246
    Abstract: A heat exchange cell includes a helically-shaped heat exchanger, in which a first heat transfer fluid circulates; a first heat exchange chamber in which a first collection chamber is defined; a second heat exchange chamber in which a second collection chamber is defined; and a fluid outlet passage from the second heat exchange chamber. The first and second heat exchange chambers are separated by a first separating element comprising a substantially plate-shaped body and by at least a second separating element so as to define at least one passage of fluid between the first and the second collection chamber of the second heat transfer fluid. A pair of axial separator baffles extend axially between the second separating element and the rear wall of the containment casing, and are configured to separate a first portion of the second collection chamber from a second portion of the second collection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: CONDEVO S.P.A.
    Inventor: Rocco Giannoni
  • Patent number: 11629868
    Abstract: A cooling system for a photovoltaic panel including micro flat heat pipes (HP) integrated with thermoelectric generators (TEG) and a cooled water reservoir for cooling the working fluid in heat pipes. The cooled water in the reservoir is pumped from the condensate pan of an air conditioner. Experimental results show that cooling system reduced the average temperature of the panel by as much as 19° C. or 25%. Further, the output power of the photovoltaic panel increased by 44% when the photovoltaic panel was used in a very hot climate (30-40° C.). An additional two watts of power was generated by the TEGs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventor: Fahad G. Al-Amri
  • Patent number: 11624556
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a purified, pressurized liquid carbon dioxide stream includes a distillation column (B) having packing (C) therein and a sump (D) below the packing, the distillation column in fluid communication with the liquid carbon dioxide supply tank for receiving the liquid carbon dioxide stream and the packing stripping volatile impurities from the liquid carbon dioxide stream; a heater (E) in contact with the liquid carbon dioxide stream in the sump (D) for vaporizing the liquid carbon dioxide stream in the sump; a vent in the distillation column (B) from which a first vaporized portion (G) of carbon dioxide vapor in the sump (D) is withdrawn from the distillation column: and a conduit (I) in fluid communication with the sump (D) and from which a second vaporized portion (H) of the carbon dioxide vapor in the sump is withdrawn into the conduit (I) to be introduced into the carbon dioxide vapor feed stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Messer Industries USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Naumovitz
  • Patent number: 11614240
    Abstract: The ceiling concealed air-conditioning apparatus includes: a body containing a heat exchanger, a fan and an opening port; a decorative panel disposed below the body and configured to cover a periphery of the opening port; and a suction grille including, a rotary shaft attachable to the decorative panel and being configured to cover the opening port, wherein the suction grille includes: a locking element mounted on the suction grille so that it can slide and configured to be locked with the decorative panel; plate springs on respective sides of the locking element perpendicular to a sliding direction of the locking element and extending vertically in opposite directions; and spring supports configured to support both end faces of the respective plate springs at different positions, the plate springs include a long plate spring and a short plate spring placed such that the long plate spring engages the decorative panel first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Tazawa
  • Patent number: 11604030
    Abstract: An air-cooled condenser system for steam condensing applications in a power plant Rankine cycle includes an air cooled condenser having a plurality of interconnected modular cooling cells. Each cell comprises a frame-supported fan, inlet steam headers, outlet condensate headers, and tube bundle assemblies having extending between the headers. The tube bundle assemblies may be arranged in a V-shaped tube structure. A plurality of deflection limiter beams are arranged coplanar with the tube bundles. Top ends of each deflection limiter beam are slideably inserted in an associated floating end cap affixed to an upper tubesheet which moves vertically relative to the beams via thermal expansion/contraction concomitantly with the tubes. The deflection limiter beams provides guided restraint system for expansion/contraction of the tube bundles which prevents out of plane tube bowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Krishna P. Singh, Vytautas Vincas Maciunas, Raghavendra Palle
  • Patent number: 11566846
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a fluid reservoir having a peripherally extending foot, a header having a mounting tab bent to engage the foot of the fluid reservoir to couple the header to the fluid reservoir, and a retaining feature configured to prevent disengagement of the mounting tab of the header from the foot of the fluid reservoir. The retaining feature overlays at least a portion of an outer surface of the mounting tab while otherwise restrained by a portion of the fluid reservoir in order to prevent the disengagement of the mounting tab from the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: James Grainger, Leo Somhorst, David Bowring, Sotirios Zormpas, Jonathan Stansfield
  • Patent number: 11566857
    Abstract: A protection device 1 for a heat exchanger, comprising a grid 10 with an upstream surface 11 and a downstream surface 12, both located on opposite sides of the grid 10, the grid 10 being attachable to the heat exchanger 40 with attachment means 11 so that the downstream surface 12 can face a side of the heat exchanger 40, wherein the protection device 1 further comprises a shock absorber 20 attached to the grid 10 so that the shock absorber 20 least partly protrudes from the downstream surface 12 of the grid 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Valeo Autosystemy Sp. z o.o.
    Inventors: Radoslaw Godzina, Grzegorz Cyganek, Tomasz Wator, Lukasz Barus
  • Patent number: 11567017
    Abstract: The apparatus for measuring performance of a suspension for cooling a computer processing unit is a measurement and testing tool allowing for the fabrication of new suspensions, and measuring and testing their short-term and long-term thermal performance in real time on any liquid-cooled computer processing unit. The suspension is prepared in a sample receiving reservoir and pumped across the unit, and then input to an air-cooled heat exchanger for recirculation back to the sample receiving reservoir. Temperatures of the working fluid are measured between the sample receiving reservoir and the computer processing unit, between the unit and the heat exchanger, and after output from the heat exchanger. Pressure differentials of the working fluid is measured across the computer processing unit and across the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Naser Alsayegh, Ali Alsayegh
  • Patent number: 11561054
    Abstract: A heat exchange system includes a shell having an interior with an inlet and an outlet wherein a first fluid circuit is defined from the inlet, through a heat exchange volume within the interior of the shell, to the outlet. A tubesheet is mounted within the shell dividing between the heat exchange volume and a plenum of a second fluid circuit within the interior of the shell. A set of tubes extends through the heat exchange volume, a respective interior passage of each tube being in fluid communication with the plenum through a respective opening though the tubesheet. The second fluid circuit includes the plenum and interior passages of the tubes. A spray nozzle is mounted in the plenum of the second fluid circuit with a spray outlet directed toward the tubesheet for cleaning the tubesheet with a submerged impingement jet issued from the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Nitzken
  • Patent number: 11536472
    Abstract: A concentric pipe geothermal heat exchanger well head is described. The well head may include a riser pipe having an outer pipe and an inner core pipe, wherein an inner heat exchanger pipe is coupled to the inner core pipe, a reducer coupled to an outer heat exchanger pipe on one side and coupled to the outer pipe on a second opposite side to conduct fluid between the outer heat exchanger pipe and the outer pipe, a flow pipe parallel to and biaxial with the riser pipe configured to be coupled to a geothermal heat pump, and an elbow coupled to the outer pipe to couple fluid between the outer pipe and the well head pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: John P. Ballegeer
  • Patent number: 11525459
    Abstract: A convector for cooling a microprocessor includes a volute-shaped housing, a stator, and a rotor, and can be mounted to a CPU board of a computing device for thermal coupling with the microprocessor. The volute-shaped housing of the convector encapsulates the stator and the rotor, and has a radially outer casing which defines a single exit port for guiding a fluid out of the housing. The stator has a plurality of plates configured to conduct heat. The rotor has a plurality of disks and a shaft extending longitudinally along the housing. Together, the housing, the stator, and the rotor define a spiral flow path through the volute-shaped housing, in both radially outward and longitudinal directions, to the single exit port. A motor may be provided to impart rotational motion to the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Pedro Arnulfo Sarmiento
  • Patent number: 11519673
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger includes heat transfer plates each of which has openings at four corners thereof, and which are stacked together. The heat transfer plates are partially brazed together such that a first flow passage through which first fluid flows and a second flow passage through which second fluid flows are alternately arranged, with an associated heat transfer plate interposed between the first and second flow passages. The openings at each of the four corners communicate with each other, thereby forming a first header and a second header, the first header allowing the first fluid to flow into and flow out of the first flow passage, the second header allowing the second fluid to flow into and flow out of the second flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshimura, Faming Sun, Yoshitaka Eijima, Sho Shiraishi, Masahiro Yokoi, Ryosuke Abe, Kazutaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11506457
    Abstract: In a header plateless type heat exchanger, to suppress temperature rise at an apical portion of a tube into which exhaust gas at high temperatures or the like flows, to thereby improve durability. A recessed groove portion 4c recessed inward with narrow width is formed on outer face side of each of a pair of plates, in parallel to a swelling portion 4 and in the approximately same length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: T.RAD CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11491846
    Abstract: A method of operating a vehicle climate system includes, by a controller, responsive to a same blower motor request, operating a blower motor at a first speed responsive to a heater core isolation valve (HCIV) directing coolant used to heat a cabin to an engine. The method further includes, by the controller, responsive to the same blower motor request, operating the blower motor at a second speed less than the first speed responsive to the HCIV directing the coolant to an electric heater and not to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark G. Smith, Chris George Oehring, Jasbir Jaglan, Angel Fernando Porras