Patents Examined by Leonard R. Leo
  • Patent number: 10995999
    Abstract: Cooling unit in which the first and second heat exchangers [13], [16] are suspended along one of their longitudinal edges respectively to one of the suspension pipes selected from first, second and third pipes, [10], [11], [12], and are capable of undergoing a substantially free elongation and/or expansion curvature below the level of the pipe suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Hamon Thermal Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Thierry Bultot, Romain Chevremont, David Gilet, Trung Luu, Pascal Malpoix, Olivier Philippart, Hanno Reuter
  • Patent number: 10974309
    Abstract: A heat exchanger tube with a tube axis, a tube wall and with ribs extending around on the tube outer side. The ribs have a rib foot, rib flanks and a rib tip, wherein the rib foot projects substantially radially from the tube wall. The rib flanks are provided with additional structural elements which are arranged laterally on the rib flank. First material projections, which extend substantially in the axial and radial direction, adjoin second material projections which extend substantially in the axial and circumferential direction of the tube, wherein the first and second material projections have a common boundary line. The axial extent of the first material projections along this boundary line is less than the axial extent of the second material projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WIELAND-WERKE AG
    Inventors: Achim Gotterbarm, Jean El Hajal, Andreas Beutler
  • Patent number: 10955200
    Abstract: Provided are heat exchangers that have a plurality of integrally formed contiguous unit cells defining a three-dimensional lattice of repeating unit cells, and methods of forming a baffle in a three-dimensional lattice structure of a heat exchanger. The plurality of integrally formed contiguous unit cells include a plurality of pathway cells and a plurality of baffle cells integrally formed among the plurality of pathway cells. The plurality of pathway cells have a solid domain that includes interior and exterior pathway-cell surfaces that respectively contiguously define first and second furcated fluid domains for a first fluid and a second fluid to respectively flow across the plurality of pathway cells. The plurality of baffle cells have a solid domain that includes one or more furcated-pathway blinds that together provide one or more furcated-pathway baffles that contiguously define a boundary to a furcated fluid domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nicolas Kristopher Sabo, Samuel Noah Miller
  • Patent number: 10946720
    Abstract: An airflow control system includes an air blower and an outlet door. The air blower is disposed on a front side in a vehicle traveling direction with respect to an inside of a cabin and disposed inside an engine compartment that houses a propulsion engine. The outlet door opens and closes an air outlet through which an air flow from an inside of the engine compartment is blown to another area on a rear side in the vehicle traveling direction with respect to the engine compartment. The air blower blows an air flow containing exhaust heat of the propulsion engine to the other area through the air outlet while the air outlet is opened by the outlet door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakane, Nobukazu Kuribayashi, Shirou Bandou
  • Patent number: 10928140
    Abstract: An improved baffle assembly for heat exchanger tubes comprising a shaft and at least one opposing pair of expanding baffles positioned coaxially on the shaft, each expanding baffle comprising a central hub portion and a plurality of extension portions each radiating outward from the hub portion at complementary oblique angles so that the central hub portions of each baffle are spaced apart along the shaft and the distal ends of the extension portions of each baffle are brought into physical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Giles Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Ward, Jr., Craig S. Yost
  • Patent number: 10914533
    Abstract: A plate for a heat exchanger includes a substantially planar body having a first end, a second end opposing the first end, a fluid surface, and an outer surface. A first cup extends from the outer surface of the body adjacent the first end of the body. A second cup extends from the outer surface of the body and is spaced from the second end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Leo Somhorst, Petr Fabian, Stephen Joyce, Marek Bursik, Martin Sopuch, Stepan Hlavac, Jan Povysil, Durai Duraiswamy
  • Patent number: 10917994
    Abstract: A system and method for providing and using wickless capillary driven constrained vapor bubble heat pipes for application in rack servers are disclosed. An example embodiment includes: a base structure; and a rack column supported by the base structure, the rack column in thermal coupling with a heat-generating device, the rack column containing a constrained vapor bubble (CVB) cell cluster including a plurality of cells in thermal coupling with the heat-generating device at a first end in an evaporator region and in thermal coupling with the base structure at a second end in a condenser region, each cell of the plurality of cells having a wickless capillary driven CVB heat pipe embedded in the cell, each wickless capillary driven CVB heat pipe including a body having a capillary therein with generally square corners and a high energy interior surface, and a highly wettable liquid partially filling the capillary to dissipate heat between the evaporator region and the condenser region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sumita Basu, Shantanu D. Kulkarni, Prosenjit Ghosh, Konstantin I. Kouliachev
  • Patent number: 10914536
    Abstract: A heat exchanger may include a plurality of pipe bodies arranged between two side parts. At least one side part may have at least one predetermined breaking point and at least one heat expansion compensator. The at least one side part may include at least one aperture, which may lead from the at least one predetermined breaking point to the at least one heat expansion compensator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Reinhard Heine
  • Patent number: 10914525
    Abstract: A heat exchanger, for example a shell and tube flooded evaporator, has a refrigerant distributor that is positioned at an angle between the bottom of the shell and the sides of the shell, and includes an inlet that is welded to an inlet piping, where the inlet and inlet piping are in fluid communication with the refrigerant distributor, and are in a generally corresponding position orientation. Tubes of a tube bundles may extend proximate the bottom of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Joseph Pitts, Harry Kenneth Ring, Steven Erwin Meloling
  • Patent number: 10914527
    Abstract: A tube bundle heat exchanger has tubes which are held at each side in tube plates or oval-tube collecting-tube plates and are connected to these in each case by means of a weld seam. The connection of the tubes to the inlet-side tube plate or oval-tube collecting-tube plate is formed in each case by means of a conical and/or trumpet-shaped transition piece. The cross section of the transition piece reduces as viewed in the gas flow direction in such a way that the inlet-side end, as viewed in the gas flow direction, of the transition piece is connected in a buttjoint to the tube plate or oval-tube collecting-tube plate. The inner and outer contours of the transition piece and of the welded connection region are formed without gaps and comers to the tube plate or oval tube collecting-tube plate and so as to be straight and/or with a radius, measured from the outer contour, of at least 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ARVOS GMBH
    Inventor: Jiri Jekerle
  • Patent number: 10907907
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a heat dissipation structure. The heat dissipation structure is adapted to accommodate a fluid and thermally contact a heat source. The heat dissipation structure includes a heat conductive plate and a channel arrangement. The heat conductive plate is configured to thermally contact the heat source. The channel arrangement is located on the heat conductive plate, and the channel arrangement includes a wider channel portion and a narrower channel portion. The wider channel portion is wider than the narrower channel portion, and the wider channel portion is connected to the narrower channel portion so that the channel arrangement forms a loop. The channel arrangement is configured to accommodate the fluid and allow the fluid to absorb heat generated by the heat source through the heat conductive plate so as to at least partially change phase of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Chuan Wang, Chang-Yu Hsieh, Shan-Yin Cheng, Hsiang-Fen Chou
  • Patent number: 10900409
    Abstract: A device for controlling an air flow in a motor vehicle compartment. The device includes: a frame defining an opening; a plurality of slats extending across the frame, arranged above one another; and an actuator connected to each of the slats by a respective fastener. Each slat extends in a respective air deflection plane, and is movable via the actuator, between: a closed position, in which the slats cooperate with one another to block the passage of the air through the opening, and an open position, in which the slats allow the air to flow through the opening, the deflection planes of the slats intersecting upstream from the frame. Each fastener is mounted rotatably only on the actuator, around a respective actuating axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Yann Clapie, Bertrand Thoulouze, Daniel Eichlinger
  • Patent number: 10890382
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device includes two titanium metal sheets, which are subjected to a heat treatment before undergoing mechanical processing, plastic working and surface modification. With these arrangements, the titanium metal sheets can be freely plastically deformed and possess a capillary force, and can therefore be used in place of the conventional copper material to serve as a material for making heat dissipation devices, and the heat dissipation devices so produced can have largely reduced weight and largely improved heat dissipation performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuei-Feng Chiang, Chih-Yeh Lin
  • Patent number: 10864802
    Abstract: A flow channel located downstream of a temperature regulating device branches off into a first flow channel and a second flow channel. In the first flow channel, a windshield's-side flow channel connecting to a windshield's-side air outlet port and an adsorbent's-side flow channel connecting to an adsorbent inflow section are formed. At the time of regeneration treatment of an adsorbent, by interrupting communication between the first flow channel and the second flow channel, interrupting communication between a temperature regulating device outflow section and the windshield's-side air outlet port, and making the temperature regulating device outflow section and the adsorbent inflow section communicate with each other, the air warmed by the temperature regulating device is preferentially guided to the adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Kakizaki, Subaru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10823515
    Abstract: An air-to-air aftercooler (ATAAC) configured to cool compressed air from an air compressor is disclosed. The ATAAC may comprise a header at a cold end, and a plurality of core tubes. Each of the core tubes may have a first end and a second end. The ATAAC may further comprise a plurality of grommets each connecting the second end of one of the core tubes to a slot of the header. Each of the grommets may include an inner surface contacting the core tube and an outer surface contacting the slot of the header. The inner surface of the grommet may include radially-inwardly projecting regions contacting the core tube, and depressed regions providing clearance between the grommet and the core tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Kennedy, Christian Earl Sabotta, Nirag Sheth, James McCoy Voelker
  • Patent number: 10782035
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly includes a header extending in a longitudinal direction, a plurality of heat transfer tubes aligned along the longitudinal direction of the header and connected to the header, a plurality of fins secured to the heat transfer tubes, a first corrective member and a second corrective member. The first corrective member extends along the longitudinal direction of the header on a downstream side of the heat transfer tubes or the header along a direction of an air flow. The second corrective member extends along the longitudinal direction of the header on an upstream side of the heat transfer tubes or the header along the direction of the air flow. A sandwiched object is at least any one of the heat transfer tubes, the fins, and the header. The sandwiched object is sandwiched by the first and second corrective members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kaneda, Eriko Onojima, Tomohiro Masui, Hideki Sawamizu
  • Patent number: 10724803
    Abstract: A heat pipe is provided, including a capillary body. The capillary body has a condensation portion, an evaporation portion, and a connecting portion connecting the condensation portion with the evaporation portion. The capillary body is formed by metal weaving. A cross-section of the evaporation portion is larger than that of the condensation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Shih-Lin Huang, Chiu-Kung Chen, Ti-Jun Wang, Quan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10697717
    Abstract: Embodiments of a water head for an evaporator in a HVAC system are provided. The water head may have a fluid entrance and a fluid exit in a side-by-side arrangement on one end of the water head, and a distribution chamber and a collection chamber in a top-down arrangement on opposite side of the water head. The distribution chamber and the collection chamber are configured to be in fluid communication with inlets and outlets of a heat exchanging tube bundle respectively. The distribution chamber and the collection chamber can be configured to have continuously smooth surface contours to help reduce pressure drop and fluid separation, and promote advantageous distribution of the process fluid among heat exchanging tubes when a process fluid flows between the fluid entrance or the fluid exit, and the distribution chamber or the collection chamber respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jon Phillip Hartfield, Harry Kenneth Ring, Gang Wang, Ruitao Liu
  • Patent number: 10663235
    Abstract: A gasket retention system includes a gasket and a plate. The gasket includes a loop. The loop includes a gasket tab extending from the gasket, a pair of loop arms flanking the gasket tab and extending from the gasket, a loop webbing connecting the pair of loop arms, and a loop tab extending from the loop webbing toward the gasket tab. The plate includes a loop receiving seat. The loop receiving seat includes a gasket seat, a gasket tab slot to receive the gasket tab, a loop tab channel to receive the loop tab, a pair of loop arm channels to receive the pair of loop arms, and an edge for the loop webbing to bear upon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SPX Flow, Inc.
    Inventors: Jes Hansen Petersen, Benny Kot-Jensen
  • Patent number: 10619944
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes heat exchanger plates in a stacked arrangement such that each heat exchanger plate is spaced apart from the adjacent heat exchanger plate. The space between adjacent heat exchanger plates defines an external fluid passageway, and each external fluid passageway is configured to receive a first fluid. Each heat exchanger plate includes a peripheral edge, an internal fluid passageway configured to receive a second fluid. The internal fluid passageway includes an inlet and an outlet that open at the peripheral edge. The heat exchanger further includes a manifold having a supply chamber in fluid communication with the inlet of each heat exchanger plate and a discharge chamber in fluid communication with the outlet of each heat exchanger plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry R. Cole, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Barry Noel, Hoseong Lee, Yunho Hwang, Daniel Latimer Wilkins