Patents Examined by Justin Jonaitis
  • Patent number: 10018422
    Abstract: A cooling module including a first heat exchanger cooling a first heat exchange medium, a second heat exchanger cooling a second heat exchange medium, a third heat exchanger cooling a third heat exchange medium, and a fan and shroud assembly arranged in parallel in an air flow direction, wherein a flow of the first heat exchange medium inside first tubes forming the first heat exchanger is perpendicular to a flow of the second heat exchange medium inside second tubes forming the second heat exchanger and parallel with a flow of the third heat exchange medium inside third tubes forming the third heat exchanger. The cooling module capable of sufficiently securing the first heat exchange medium condensing performance, the third heat exchange medium cooling performance, and the second heat exchange medium cooling performance and being miniaturized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Keith Roland Wilkins, Richard Steven Armsden, Nigel Seeds, Leo Somhorst
  • Patent number: 10021809
    Abstract: Disclosed in an air conditioner including a control box having a space formed therein, a PCB arranged to form an air circulation passage in the space, the PCB having a plurality of electric components mounted thereto, a cooling module for making a first electric component of the plurality of electric components to heat exchange with refrigerant, and a circulating fan arranged in the air circulation passage to make air to flow to a second electric component of the plurality of electric components after cooled by the cooling module, thereby dissipating heat from an inside of the control box with a mixed cooling system of a refrigerant cooling system and an air cooling system, efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yung Koo Lee, Jong Chul Ha, Dong Soo Moon, Hyun Jong Kim
  • Patent number: 10012450
    Abstract: To provide heat exchanger elements which allow the creation of Enthalpy exchangers whereby the efficiency of sensible energy exchange and latent energy exchange can be varied and controlled and especially improved, a method for the production of heat exchanger elements is provided including a) producing a plate element with defined outer dimensions and corrugations in the area within a border, b) perforating the plate in predefined areas and in predefined dimensions, c) filling the perforations with a polymer with latent energy recovery capability and d) curing the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: WESTWIND LIMITED
    Inventor: Marcel Riendeau
  • Patent number: 10012445
    Abstract: A vapor chamber and heat pipe combined structure includes a vapor chamber, a first capillary tissue, a heat pipe, and a working fluid. The vapor chamber includes an upper metal casing, a lower metal casing, a containing chamber between the upper and lower metal casings, a riser at the lower metal casing, and a through hole communicated with the containing chamber. The first capillary tissue is installed in the containing chamber and has a receiving hole corresponsive to the through hole. The heat pipe includes a pipe body and a second capillary tissue installed in the pipe body and extended out of the pipe body to form an exposed section. The heat pipe is connected to the through hole and the receiving hole, so that the exposed section is attached to the receiving hole of the first capillary tissue. The working fluid is filled into the containing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN MICROLOOPS CORP.
    Inventor: Chun-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 10012408
    Abstract: A ventilator door brings fresh outside air into a structure through an outside grill and a blower pulls outside air into a duct in the door and the air flows through the duct and into the structure through an inside grill remote from the outside grill. Heat is transferred from the flow of air to a heat sink disposed against the duct to cool the fresh air flowing into the duct. A regenerative heat sink may be used to capture heat from a flow of air from inside the structure and transfer the captured heat to a flow of outside air flowing into the structure. With the regenerative heat sink, a second blower is used to blow the inside air through the duct and outwardly through the outside grill before the outside air is pulled into the duct and blown past the regenerative heat sink to warm the air flow in to the structure. Several embodiments are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Jerry G. Crittenden
  • Patent number: 10004159
    Abstract: A water-cooling radiator unit and a device thereof. The water-cooling radiator unit includes a main body, a working fluid, a first plate body, a second plate body and a pump. The main body is composed of a first sheet body, a second sheet body and a third sheet body stacked on and assembled with each other to form a flow way set, a conversion sink, a first sink and a second sink. The conversion sink and a partitioning section together divide the main body into a first portion and a second portion. A first flow guide passage and a second flow guide passage are formed on outer side of the conversion sink. The wall faces of the first flow guide passage and the conversion sink of the second portion and the second flow guide passage are respectively formed with multiple first, second and third orifices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Yi Chiu, Fu-Kuei Chang
  • Patent number: 9999893
    Abstract: A mist generating apparatus is provided. The apparatus has a longitudinal axis and comprises first and second opposing surfaces which define a transport fluid nozzle between them. The apparatus also has a working fluid passage having a supply passage connectable to a supply of working fluid, and an outlet on one of the first and second surfaces. The working fluid outlet communicates with the transport fluid nozzle. The transport fluid nozzle has a nozzle inlet connectable to a supply of transport fluid, a nozzle outlet, and a throat portion intermediate the nozzle inlet and nozzle outlet. The nozzle throat has a cross sectional area which is less than that of either the nozzle inlet—or the nozzle outlet. The transport fluid nozzle projects radially from the longitudinal axis such that the nozzle defines a rotational angle of at least 5 degrees about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Marcus Brian Mayhall Fenton, James Oliver French
  • Patent number: 10004156
    Abstract: A heat radiation fin structure includes a main body, composed of a plurality of stacked laminations, and each the lamination has at least one heat dissipation section and at least one heat absorption section. The heat dissipation section is composed of a plurality of extended portions, which are outwardly extended from the heat absorption section. Two adjacent laminations are crossly stacked or arranged, such that a plurality of passages are formed in the extended portions, and the heat dissipation section is connected to the heat absorption section. With these arrangements, the heat radiation fin structure can generate a vortex flow when a cooling air flow is blown through the heat radiation fins and further to achieve greatly improved heat dissipation efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Yi Chiu, Fu-Kuei Chang
  • Patent number: 9995537
    Abstract: The purpose of this invention is to provide a sheet-shaped heat pipe that makes it possible to reduce a pressure loss caused by a vapor flow or a pressure loss caused by a working fluid flow to improve the maximum amount of heat to be transported and reduce thermal resistance by increasing the cross-sectional area of a vapor flow passage or a fluid flow passage, which has been limited by the length of a container in a height direction. A heat pipe (20) is provided with a protruding portion (24) so that the height of the wick-occupied portion (23) serving as the fluid flow passage is larger than the height of the space portion (22) serving as the vapor flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Aoki, Masami Ikeda, Yoshikatsu Inagaki
  • Patent number: 9995535
    Abstract: Provided are cooling subsystems for a vehicle energy-storage system comprising a heat pipe disposed between two battery modules, the heat pipe being thermally coupled to each of a plurality of cells of the two battery modules at an end of each cell. The heat pipe comprises an envelope and a working fluid, the heat pipe transferring heat from the plurality of cells. Optionally, the cooling subsystem further includes a heat exchanger thermally coupled to the heat pipe, the heat exchanger receiving heat from the heat pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FARADAY&FUTURE INC.
    Inventor: W. Porter Harris
  • Patent number: 9995536
    Abstract: Provided are cooling subsystems for a vehicle energy-storage system comprising a heat pipe disposed between two battery modules, the heat pipe being thermally coupled to each of a plurality of cells of the two battery modules at an end of each cell. The heat pipe comprises an envelope and a working fluid, the heat pipe transferring heat from the plurality of cells. Optionally, the cooling subsystem further includes a heat exchanger thermally coupled to the heat pipe, the heat exchanger receiving heat from the heat pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FARADAY & FUTURE INC.
    Inventor: W. Porter Harris
  • Patent number: 9989323
    Abstract: A method for automatically cleaning a vehicle's heat exchanger or air filter is provided. In use, once the system determines that the heat exchanger/air filter should be cleaned, for example based on total operational time or the number of use cycles or air flow, the system temporarily reverses the direction of the corresponding fan assembly, thereby reversing the flow of air through the heat exchanger/air filter and forcing out dust, dirt and other debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ATIEVA, INC.
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Gauthier
  • Patent number: 9989320
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a once-through evaporator comprising an inlet manifold; one or more inlet headers in fluid communication with the inlet manifold; one or more tube stacks, where each tube stack comprises one or more inclined evaporator tubes; the one or more tube stacks being in fluid communication with the one or more inlet headers; where the inclined tubes are inclined at an angle of less than 90 degrees or greater than 90 degrees to a vertical; one or more outlet headers in fluid communication with one or more tube stacks; and an outlet manifold in fluid communication with the one or more outlet headers; and a baffle system comprising a plurality of baffles; the baffle system being disposed adjacent to a tube stack so that the baffle system contacts a tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lech, William D. Kupernik, Paul J. Chapman, James D. Pschirer, Jeffrey F. Magee
  • Patent number: 9987649
    Abstract: A sprinkler includes a compartment that surrounds its riser portion in an offset or asymmetrical configuration. More specifically, the distance of the compartments walls from those of the riser vary (i.e., increase or decrease) at different locations surrounding the riser. Put another way, the riser is closer to one side of the compartment than other sides of the compartment. This non-concentric configuration allows larger components to fit inside the compartment than would otherwise fit if the riser was symmetrically surrounded by the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: James T. Wright, III, Steven C. Renquist
  • Patent number: 9986661
    Abstract: A water cooling heat radiation device and module thereof includes a body structure, composed of a plurality of laminations, a top and a bottom sheet body, and a water pump. Each the lamination has a plurality of radial extended portions and a spiral raised portion. The laminations are stacked to form the body structure, such that the radial extended portions and the spiral raised portions form a plurality of radiation fins and a spiral flow passage, respectively. The spiral flow passage has a water inlet in a water inlet part, and a water outlet, respectively, provided on two ends thereof. The top and the bottom sheet body correspondingly secure a top and a bottom side of the spiral flow passage of the body structure. The water pump is located in the water inlet part, and forms a water cooling heat radiation module with a first and a second pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Yi Chiu, Fu-Kuei Chang
  • Patent number: 9974211
    Abstract: A vortex-producing fan controller uses a variable-speed vortex-producing fan positioned above a server rack to create a helical airflow within the server rack that couples with cooled air entering a data center through a floor opening situated near a bottom of the server rack. A speed of the variable-speed vortex-producing fan and a flow rate of the cooled air coupled within the helical airflow up through the server rack are adjusted responsive to changes in input air temperature of air entering the variable-speed vortex-producing fan detected using a fan input air temperature sensor positioned above the server rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc D. Boegner, Dario D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 9968002
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat-transfer mechanism of a motor primary, wherein a heat-transfer member having a metallic body is sandwiched between a motor moving member and a bearing member, such that the heat-transfer member separates the bearing member from the motor moving member to prevent direct contact there-between while the heat-transfer member is used as a heat-conducting medium, and therefore, heat energy on the bearing member and the motor moving member can be gathered in the heat-transfer member, and the effect of effectively dissipating, by means of conduction, the heat energy from the motor moving member and from the bearing member driven by the motor can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: HIWIN MIKROSYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Ju Wang, Chien-Chih Lin, Chao-Chin Teng, Cheng-Te Chi
  • Patent number: 9964367
    Abstract: A lifetime diagnosis component for anticorrosive coating includes a plate-shaped base member having an aluminum layer on a surface thereof; and a sacrificial anode layer portion formed of zinc on the base member. The surface of the base member has a base-member exposing portion where the aluminum layer is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akinori Kimata, Rumi Okajima, Yasunobu Hirai, Kazuhiro Miya, Hironori Kuriki
  • Patent number: 9964365
    Abstract: Apparatus for controlling heat transfer between two objects. In one embodiment, The apparatus includes a first and second conductive elements, a container of magnetorheological fluid disposed between the first and second conductive elements, an electromagnet disposed about the container, wherein the electromagnet is configured to produce a magnetic field within the container of magnetorheological fluid and conductively couple the first and second conductive elements, and at least one biasing element wherein the biasing element is coupled to the first conductive element and is configured to move the first conductive element relative to the container to conductively couple and uncouple the first conductive element and the second conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Barron, Chelsie M. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9958221
    Abstract: A device for changing a flow direction through a heat exchanger, comprising a valve housing and a rotatable valve member arranged inside the valve housing. The valve housing comprises first and second ends and a center axis (B) extending between them. The device comprises a first port, a second port, a third port and a fourth port. The first end is provided with the first port, and the second end is provided with the third and fourth ports, wherein the valve member is rotatable between a first position and a second position and, in the first position, defines a conduit between the first port and the third port and, in the second position, defines a conduit between the first port and the fourth port. The valve member is rotatable around an axis of rotation offset from the center axis (B) and extending through the center of the first port, and the first port is angularly displaced 90° around the center axis (B) in relation to the third and fourth ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Marinnovation HB
    Inventor: Ralf Blomgren