Patents Examined by Justin Jonaitis
  • Patent number: 10085388
    Abstract: A storm dissipation system having: means for moving water from a body of water located in the proximity of said storm, and means for mixing said water with the air for the purpose of changing the energy of said storm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: St. Jean Orridge
  • Patent number: 10081732
    Abstract: A hydrophilic coating system may comprise a second coating disposed on a condensing surface, the second coating comprising a second adhesive agent, a second insolubilizer, a second inorganic compound, and a second antimicrobial agent. The second coating may comprise between 40% and 50% by weight second adhesive agent, between 12% and 16% by weight second insolubilizer, between 30% and 40% by weight second inorganic compound, and between 3% and 4% by weight second antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: John W. Steele, Carol L. Metselaar, Barbara M. Peyton
  • Patent number: 10077947
    Abstract: A cooling assembly comprising a plurality of fin elements stacked in a stack direction, a plurality of coolant channels each located between adjacent fin elements and extending in a coolant channel direction perpendicular to the stack direction, a first heat transfer surface adapted to be in contact with a heat generating element, and a second heat transfer surface spaced apart from the first heat transfer surface, the plurality of fin elements and the plurality of coolant channels being located between the first heat transfer surface and the second heat transfer surface. Each of the fin elements comprises a pulsating heat pipe embedded therein, a main pulsating direction of each of the pulsating heat pipes being substantially parallel to a normal of the first heat transfer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Bruno Agostini, Daniele Torresin, Francesco Agostini, Mathieu Habert, Timo Koivuluoma
  • Patent number: 10077913
    Abstract: Transfer of heat energy from within a building to the outside air by means of fans, heat pipes and circulating water in a closed loop system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Susan Jane Gold
  • Patent number: 10072897
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for heating fresh water using heat from wastewater in a shower or bathtub. The heat exchanger has a drain pan, a heat exchanger unit that is arranged in the drain pan, and a distributing element for distributing draining wastewater over the heat exchanger unit. The heat exchanger unit has multiple tube portions that follow one another sequentially and are connected to one another by diverting portions. Each two horizontally running tube portions that follow one another and that are thus connected by a deflecting portion are arranged one over the other, and wastewater, which is dripping or flowing down, is sprinkled on or flows over the tube portions one after the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: JOULIA AG
    Inventors: Reto Schmid, Roman Svaton, Christoph Rusch
  • Patent number: 10072901
    Abstract: A method for constructing a module of a modular cooling unit includes acquiring a plurality of tubes, each tube having a first end and a second end, and overmolding a first header onto the first ends of the plurality of tubes to form a watertight connection between the first header and the first ends of the plurality of tubes, the first header having a plurality of parallel first slots, each slot of the parallel first slots having an extended surface configured to receive and retain the first end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ozan Tutunoglu, John H. Bean, Jr., Mohammed Adil, Roy L. Grantham
  • Patent number: 10064472
    Abstract: An antiperspirant system which includes a water-based antiperspirant which feels comfortable on the skin and a capillary aerosol dispenser is disclosed. The antiperspirant system includes: a pressurized container (51) in which a water-based antiperspirant composition with one or more astringent active salts and a propellant are present, a valved outlet (41) on the surface of the container through which antiperspirant is ejected into an inlet port (111) of a capillary tube (11), a capillary tube (11) with one inlet port (111) and one exit port through which antiperspirant is dispensed from the system, and a coupling means (12) to closely couple the inlet port of the capillary tube (11) to the valved outlet (41) of the pressurized container (51). The void volume between the inlet port and the valved outlet is minimized, such that upon use of the antiperspirant system, the valved outlet, the capillary tube, and the void volume do not become obstructed by solid deposits of the astringent active salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Stuart John Campbell, Andrew Iwan De Beer
  • Patent number: 10066876
    Abstract: Embodiments of an evaporator chamber heat flux rectifier and thermal switch are provided. Some embodiments include an evaporator layer with a first thermally conductive surface, a wicking structure for facilitating evaporation of a fluid in the vapor chamber heat flux rectifier, and a condenser layer that includes a second thermally conductive surface. Some embodiments include a middle layer, where when heat is applied to the first thermally conductive surface, the vapor chamber heat flux rectifier operates as a thermal conductor. Some embodiments that operate as a thermal switch include a non-condensable gas reservoir that is coupled to the condenser layer. The non-condensable gas reservoir may store a non-condensable gas when a threshold heat flux is applied to the evaporator layer. The non-condensable gas provides thermal insulation between the evaporator layer and the condenser layer when the threshold heat flux is not applied to the evaporator layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Feng Zhou, Ercan M. Dede, Mehdi Asheghi, James W. Palko, Kenneth E. Goodson
  • Patent number: 10060681
    Abstract: A heat pipe augmented passive solar space heating system modulates the temperature inside a building structure, particular during heating seasons when the ambient temperature is below levels customarily associated with adequate room comfort, and in some embodiments comprises a solar absorber, a heat pipe surrounding wholly or partially by insulation, the heat pipe having three main sections which are an evaporator at one end proximal to the solar absorber, a condenser at the other end proximal to an interior room being heated, and a rubber adiabatic section between those. Additional aspects such as a mechanical valve in the adiabatic section are disclosed to limit unwanted thermal gains when cooling is needed because the ambient temperatures already exceed room comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: M. Keith Sharp, Brian S. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10060682
    Abstract: A wound strip structure for efficient heat transfer. The structure includes one or more edge-wound or face-wound strips. At least one of the strips has a plurality of turns and a plurality of apertures, and an aperture of a turn of the strip overlapping an aperture of an adjacent turn, of the strip or of another strip, to form a portion of a fluid channel. The fluid channel may be used to conduct a cooling fluid to cool the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Prippell Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wally E. Rippel, Eric Rippel
  • Patent number: 10062935
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooling plate for an electric energy storage element, said cooling plate comprising at least two non-detachably interconnected metal sheets and at least one plastic covering. The joined metal sheets comprise at least one cooling channel which can be created by separating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Kopp, Steffen Benz
  • Patent number: 10059504
    Abstract: A marking paint applicator for a portable electronic locator that locates buried cables and pipes via electromagnetic emissions is disclosed. The marking paint application may include an elongated support structure and a trigger mechanism, along with a bracket assembly, a receptacle for holding paint, and an actuating mechanism for selectively controlling release of the paint in response to operator actuation of the trigger mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Michael E. Turgeon
  • Patent number: 10058007
    Abstract: A water-cooling radiator unit and a water-cooling module using same are disclosed. The water-cooling radiator unit includes a main body divided into a first section, a second section and a transit zone, which are fluidly communicable with one another. The first section has a first flow passage system and an inlet formed thereon, the second section has a second flow passage system and an outlet formed thereon. The main body is internally filled with a cooling fluid, and the transit zone has a pump mounted therein. The water-cooling radiator unit can be fluidly connected to a water block via two tubes to form a water-cooling module. The pump drives the cooling fluid to circulate in the main body and between the water-cooling radiator unit and the water block, enabling the water-cooling module to provide upgraded heat-dissipation performance while the water block has a reduced volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Jung-Yi Chiu, Fu-Kuei Chang
  • Patent number: 10054368
    Abstract: A laminated header includes a plate-like unit including: bare members having first flow passages formed therein with no brazing material being applied to each of the bare members; and cladding members having second flow passages formed therein with a brazing material being applied to at least a front surface and a back surface of each of the cladding members. The bare members and the cladding members are alternately laminated so that the first flow passages and the second flow passages communicate with each other. A pipe is joined to the plate-like unit under a state in which an end portion of the pipe is inserted into at least one of the first flow passages or the second flow passages. One of the bare members is laminated on an outermost side of the plate-like unit in a laminating direction of the bare members and the cladding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Nishiyama, Akira Ishibashi, Takuya Matsuda, Shinya Higashiiue, Atsushi Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10054371
    Abstract: A thermosiphon device includes an evaporator section that is formed as a single integrated part including one or more evaporation channels and a liquid return path, and/or includes a condenser section that is formed as a single integrated part including one or more condensing channels and a vapor supply path. A single manifold may include vapor and liquid chambers that are separate from each other and that fluidly connect evaporation channels with the vapor supply path and fluidly connect condensing channels with the liquid return path, respectively. Portions of the evaporator or condenser section that define the liquid return path or vapor supply path, respectively, may be free of any fins or other thermal transfer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Aavid Thermalloy, LLC
    Inventors: Morten S√łegaard Espersen, Marco Moruzzi, Dennis N. Jensen, Sukhvinder S. Kang
  • Patent number: 10048012
    Abstract: A register for the indirect heat exchange between a utility fluid containing interfering components and a heat transfer fluid has at least one tube row with at least one flow channel with a small channel width and at least one flow channel with a large channel width. Additionally, in at least one tube row there is provided at least one flow channel with a narrow section defined by a small channel width as well as a wide section defined by a large channel width. The large channel width produces a large flow velocity of the utility fluid and the small channel width produces a small flow velocity of the utility fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Babcock Borsig Service GmbH
    Inventors: Rungpunth Panumma, Jiradet Kunno, Siegfried Broda, Ralf Broda, Wiratch Leksawangwong
  • Patent number: 10036597
    Abstract: An evaporator for a diphasic heat transfer system with capillary pumping, includes a base plate with a peripheral edge and an outer face for receiving heat receiving calories from a dissipative element, a body with a bottom, side portions and a border adjacent to the peripheral border of the base plate, a porous mass forming a layer with a capillary structure, interposed between the base plate and the bottom, which defines a first gas chamber and a second liquid chamber, the body being assembled on the base plate by crimping, such that there is no need for a gluing, screwing, riveting or welding operation to obtain a tight assembly of the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CALYOS SA
    Inventor: Vincent De Troz
  • Patent number: 10030881
    Abstract: An air conditioner, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a communication unit for receiving, from a terminal staying in a zone, first information of the terminal, including information on a previous staying time of the terminal in the zone; and a control unit for determining second information of the terminal, which contains an expected leaving time of the terminal, on the basis of the first information of the terminal and determining an operating mode and an operating time of the air conditioner on the basis of the second information of the terminal, and thus energy can be saved while minimizing a decline in the sensation of comfort felt by an occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hunjung Lim, Hyejung Cho
  • Patent number: 10024479
    Abstract: A system for providing upkeep and maintenance to piping including in improved pipe freezing apparatus. In a specific embodiment, the system is quite useful to replace worn valves that may require digging underground to expose enough of the pipe system. Novel tools for removing the valve are additionally provided by the present invention. The preferred embodiment further improves upon job safety when using CO2 (dry ice) evaporating and venting the chamber as a gas displacing oxygen. The novel design of the pipe freezing apparatus described herein can be installed by hand without tools. Said design further obviates a need for a specifically designed vent for the pipe freezing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: James M Henderson
  • Patent number: 10018427
    Abstract: A vapor chamber structure includes an upper metal casing, a lower metal casing, a partition plate and a working fluid. The lower metal casing is engaged and sealed with the upper metal casing, and a containing chamber is formed between the upper metal casing and the lower metal casing. The partition plate is laid inside the containing chamber and includes a gas channel configured to be facing the upper metal casing. The working fluid is filled in the containing chamber. Therefore, the gas evaporated in the vapor chamber will move along a fixed path to prevent the occurrence of turbulence effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Chun-Hung Lin