Patents Examined by Ko-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 11906201
    Abstract: An exhaust fan unit of a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system includes an outer fluid path of a nozzle assembly of the exhaust fan unit defined by and between an outer wall of the nozzle assembly and an inner wall of the nozzle assembly, an inner fluid path of the nozzle assembly defined by and radially inward from the inner wall, and a plurality of entrainment ports extending from the outer wall to the inner wall and configured to enable environmental air to pass to the inner fluid path, where each entrainment port includes a bottom surface that tapers downwardly from the inner wall to the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: AIR DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES IP, LLC
    Inventors: Anup T. Kole, Sethuram Parameswaran, Luis L. Vargas, Juan Kennedy, Parmeshwar G. Patil
  • Patent number: 11898299
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is disclosed. The laundry treating apparatus includes a cabinet configured to define a receiving space for receiving laundry, the cabinet having an open surface, a door hingedly provided at the cabinet for opening and closing the open surface of the cabinet, a laundry support unit provided in the receiving space for supporting laundry, and a machinery compartment provided in the cabinet for defining a space that is separate from the receiving space, the machinery compartment being provided therein with an air supply unit for dehumidifying or heating air in the receiving space and supplying the dehumidified or heated air into the receiving space. The air supply unit dehumidifies air in a room that communicates with the receiving space in the state in which the door is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Wansik Nam, Donghyun Kim, Jumin Park
  • Patent number: 11892197
    Abstract: A condensing boiler condensate discharge device includes a hollow body having a peripheral wall, a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end. An inflow opening is provided in the peripheral wall and extends starting from the first longitudinal end in the direction of the second longitudinal end. A drain opening is provided in the peripheral wall. A separating wall is provided within the hollow body and extends from the first longitudinal end in the direction of the second longitudinal end and has a free end. The separating wall divides the hollow body into a condensate receiving channel, and a condensate discharge channel. The condensate receiving channel and the condensate discharge channel are flow-connected to each other via a passage. The drain opening and the inflow opening are arranged to be overlapping with an overlap length as viewed in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Hoval Aktiengesellsch aft
    Inventor: Markus Walter Telian
  • Patent number: 11885488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a CLC plant for the combustion of solid hydrocarbon feedstocks generating particles of unburnt residues, comprising a solid/solid separator above the combustion reactor in order to efficiently separate the particles of the oxygen-carrying solid from the particles of unburnt residues contained in the gas/solid mixture (14) exiting from the combustion reactor. The chamber (1) of the solid/solid separator, the combustion reactor and the inlet (2) for the gas/solid mixture (14) of the chamber have a parallelepiped shape. The inlet (2) is equipped at its top with means (3) for distribution of said gas/solid mixture in the chamber which extend over the entire length of the inlet, improving the solid/solid separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, TOTAL RAFFINAGE CHIMIE
    Inventors: Stephane Bertholin, Ann Cloupet, Florent Guillou, Airy Tilland, Benjamin Amblard, Sina Tebianian, Mahdi Yazdanpanah
  • Patent number: 11879662
    Abstract: A flush mount register comprising a damper box; a substrate tray secured and nested within the damper box; and having a gap defined between the substrate tray and the damper box; and wherein the substrate tray receives a flooring substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: DECOR GRATES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Owen Carroll
  • Patent number: 11878568
    Abstract: A blowout structure of the present invention includes: a case connected to a duct that serves as a blast passage from an air conditioner; a main ventilation passage formed inside the case; a vertical fin that changes a wind direction by rotating in a vehicle left-right direction of the main ventilation passage; and a bypass flow path extending along the main ventilation passage on both sides of the main ventilation passage in the vehicle left-right direction, wherein an outlet of the bypass flow path that joins the main ventilation passage is formed so as to overlap with the vertical fin when viewed in the vehicle left-right direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11879636
    Abstract: A burner nozzle assembly includes a plurality of burner nozzles. Each burner nozzle includes an outer housing and a nozzle receivable within the outer housing. An air inlet conveys air into a first burner nozzle of the plurality of burner nozzles and a well product inlet conveys a well product into the first burner nozzle. An air transfer conduit interposes and fluidly couples the outer housing of adjacent burner nozzles and transfers the air from the first burner nozzle to subsequent burner nozzles of the plurality of burner nozzles, and a well product transfer conduit interposes and fluidly couples the outer housing of adjacent burner nozzles and transfers the well product from the first burner nozzle to subsequent burner nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Elling James Newell, Mark Henry Strumpell
  • Patent number: 11874017
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a silencer module for a silencer bank of an air handling unit. The silencer module includes a support shell having a first inner wall and a second inner wall opposite the first inner wall. The silencer module also includes a first baffle coupled to the first inner wall, where the first baffle includes a first perforated baffle sheet, and a second baffle coupled to the second inner wall, where the second baffle includes a second perforated baffle sheet. The silencer module further includes an air flow gap that extends between the first perforated baffle sheet and the second perforated baffle sheet, where the air flow gap has a width that is substantially constant along a dimension of the first perforated baffle sheet and the second perforated baffle sheet that extends generally parallel to a direction of air flow through the air flow gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Paul F. Bauch, Eugene C. Eichelberger, Jr., Rajavel Balaguru, Cody B. Massar
  • Patent number: 11865900
    Abstract: A method for preventing and handling in-car air pollution includes providing an out-car gas detector to detect a polluted gas outside a car and transmit an out-car gas detection data; providing an in-car gas detector to detect a polluted gas in an interior space of the car and transmit an in-car gas detection data; providing an in-car gas exchange system for controlling and determining whether to introduce a gas outside the car into the interior space, where the in-car gas exchange system includes a cleaning unit for filtering and purifying the polluted gas in the interior space and a control driving unit for receiving and comparing the out-car gas detection data with the in-car gas detection data; and filtering and exchanging the polluted gas in the interior space after the control driving unit compares the out-car gas detection data with the in-car gas detection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ching-Sung Lin, Chin-Chuan Wu, Yung-Lung Han, Chi-Feng Huang, Tsung-I Lin
  • Patent number: 11867360
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a field of soil-covered tank and includes a gas collecting and exhausting unit, a safety sealing unit and a closed-loop ventilation unit; a gas collecting pipe is located in a valve chamber and a channel, and the gas collecting pipe, a fan and an exhaust pipe are connected in sequence; a gas monitor of the safety sealing unit is used for monitoring concentration of combustible gases, a controller is connected to the gas monitor, a temperature sensor, a valve and a fan by conducting wires, and the controller set a warning temperature value and a warning gases concentration value and is capable of controlling actions of the valve and the fan; and the closed-loop ventilation unit is formed among a plurality of gas collecting and exhausting units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: SHANDONG CHAMBROAD HOLDING GROUP CO., LTD., SHANDONG CHAMBROAD EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURE INSTALLATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunsheng Ma, Liqiu Zhao, Chenghe Zhang, Shiheng Ma, Bo Yan, Qingsong Zhao, Bingzhan Li
  • Patent number: 11867415
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that includes a refrigerant circuit and a sensor configured to measure a refrigerant concentration external to the refrigeration circuit. The HVAC system also includes a controller that is communicatively coupled to the sensor and to an economizer. The controller is configured to control a flow of environmental air into the HVAC system. The controller is further configured to increase a ratio of the flow of environmental air relative to a flow of return air from a conditioned interior space of a building when the sensor measures the refrigerant concentration above a predetermined threshold concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Steven M. Maddox, William F. McQuade
  • Patent number: 11867406
    Abstract: Disclosed is a range hood, including: a case provided with a smoke inlet; and a fan provided inside the case. An air inlet area is formed between an air inlet of the fan and a side wall of the case, the air inlet area is provided with a spacer, and the spacer is configured to divide the air inlet area into at least two air inlet sub-areas. The air inlet sub-areas are located at different positions of the air inlet area. The airflow entering the case from the smoke inlet flows to the air inlet of the fan, and the airflow flows to the sub-air inlet area in different directions. The space blocks airflows in different directions, to prevent turbulence at the intersection of airflows in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Jiayang Li, Jianyu Wang, Xiaokang Peng, Benfeng Li
  • Patent number: 11866177
    Abstract: A method for depressurizing a cabin of an aircraft on the ground from the outer side of the aircraft using a depressurizing system including a venting valve which can be actuated between open and closed positions by means of a shutter and which is connected in fluid terms to a vacuum pump and to a pressure tap port of the aircraft which is connected to a protection valve against excess pressure in the cabin. The method includes fluidly connecting the venting valve to the pressure tap port, the shutter being in the open position, moving the shutter to the closed position thereof and activating the vacuum pump to generate a reduced pressure in the region of the pressure tap port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Clément Briquet, Brice Auvray
  • Patent number: 11846618
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a level of oxygen in a closed environment from an oxygen supply having an oxygen sensor for detecting the level of oxygen in the closed environment. The apparatus has a plurality of relays in communication with the sensor. The apparatus has a valve in communication with the relays and the oxygen supply which is automatically opened with the relays without human interaction, monitoring and adjustment to release oxygen from the oxygen supply into the environment when the level of oxygen in the environment goes below a first predetermined level and which is automatically closed with the relays without human interaction, monitoring and adjustment to stop oxygen from being released from the oxygen supply into the environment when the level of oxygen in the environment goes above a second predetermined level. A method for controlling a level of oxygen in a closed environment from an oxygen supply. A refuge chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Strata Products Worldwide, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Maust, Kyle D. Maust, Kyle Murray, Rob Albinger
  • Patent number: 11841275
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (50) for analysing infrared radiation emitted or reflected by at least one surface (21) of a motor vehicle (1) passenger compartment (7), characterised in that said device comprises at least one infrared camera (51) arranged and oriented such as to measure at least part of the infrared radiation emitted or reflected by the at least one surface (21) of the passenger compartment (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Daniel Neveu, Laurent Rede, Josselin Gour
  • Patent number: 11833881
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air intake housing (21), in particular for a heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning device, comprising: —at least two distinct air inlets (24, 26), and —air guiding members (27, 28, 30) configured to direct at least one air flow that is intended to be admitted into the air intake housing (21). According to the invention, the air guiding members comprise at least three flaps (27, 28, 30), one of these being a central flap (27) and two lateral flaps (28, 30) arranged one on each side of the central flap (27), said flaps (27, 28, 30) being positioned between the said two distinct air inlets (24, 26) of the air intake housing (21) so as to be able to move about a single axis of pivoting (33). The invention also relates to a suction blower (1) comprising such an air intake housing (21) and to a corresponding heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Philippe Pierres, Fabrice Ailloud, Thierry Barbier
  • Patent number: 11828482
    Abstract: The invention non-direct vent (one pipe) or direct vent (two pipe) fuel fired appliance vent terminations spaced apart to accommodate the inward flow of combustion air and/or the outwardly flow of exhaust flue gas of a fuel fired appliance. The vent termination ends are capable of engaging the terminal ends of a variety of different size exhaust conduits including fitting sockets of a conduit fitting. The vent pipe termination can include in some aspects a vent pipe termination kit which may include, but not limited to; a vent termination main embodiment, mounting plate, screws, connector elements, threaded nuts, connector element cover, protection shield, intake screen, 90 degree elbows, sloped vent fitting, T fittings, wall anchors, decals or labels, escutcheon covers, insulating materials, caulking or other similar components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: Shawn F D Perry
  • Patent number: 11828471
    Abstract: A fire pit screen has a fire pit screen lower portion including an upright screen wall defining a top opening and a bottom opening, and a fire pit screen upper portion comprising a screen top panel sized to fit on top of the screen wall covering the top opening thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kyle Ressler, Robert Woodruff, Andrew Alan Harmeling, Daniel J. Knight
  • Patent number: 11827163
    Abstract: A cover (1) for a pressure-limiting valve arrangement of a vehicle, wherein the cover (1) has at least one side wall (2a, 2b, 2c), preferably at least two side walls, and has a wall region (3) serving as a lid region of the cover (1), wherein the cover (1) is transferable from a state of manufacture into a state of use, wherein, in the state of manufacture, the at least one side wall (2a, 2b, 2c) and the wall region (3) serving as a lid region are situated at least substantially and/or at least regionally in a common plane, and wherein, in the state of use, the at least one side wall (2a, 2b, 2c) and the wall region (3) serving as a lid region are situated in mutually different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Jatzke, Andreas Senn
  • Patent number: 11820201
    Abstract: A vehicle HVAC system includes: a casing to direct air from outdoors into the interior of a passenger compartment, an air blower blowing the air into the casing, an evaporator disposed in the casing, a heater core disposed downstream of the evaporator, and front and rear seat side temperature doors disposed between the evaporator and the heater core. A method for controlling the HVAC system includes: determining, by a controller, whether a required temperature for cooling rear seats is set to be lower than a required temperature for cooling front seats after an outdoor condition of a vehicle meets a reference high temperature condition; and lowering, by the controller, a target temperature of the evaporator based on the set required temperature for cooling the rear seats when the required temperature for cooling the rear seats is set to be lower than the required temperature for cooling the front seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gyu Sik Hong, Jun Ho Song, Tae Han Kim