Patents Examined by Mark L Greene
  • Patent number: 10138839
    Abstract: There is provided a controller configured to carry out at least one of first control and second control, in cases where the internal combustion engine is in a predetermined operating state in which the EGR valve is caused to be fully closed, the first control being that an amount of fuel to be injected into an intake passage is made smaller, and an amount of fuel to be injected into a cylinder is made larger, in the presence of the abnormality of the EGR valve being not fully closed than in the absence of the abnormality, and the second control being that a pressure of fuel to be injected into the cylinder is made higher in the presence of the abnormality of the EGR valve being not fully closed than in the absence of the abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuuichi Katou, Makoto Tomimatsu
  • Patent number: 10132571
    Abstract: A knockdown heat dissipation unit includes at least one combination body and multiple heat pipes. The combination body has two opposite connection sections. The heat pipes are respectively connected with the connection sections of the combination body to form a large area of thermal contact face. According to the structural design of the knockdown heat dissipation unit, the number of the heat pipes can be increased or reduced according to the heat dissipation requirement of a user. Also, the number of the heat pipes can be flexibly adjusted according to the size of a heat source to enhance the heat dissipation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Han Yu, Chung-Hua Liao, Wen-Jui Chuang
  • Patent number: 10132255
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling vehicle engine speed during a garage shift includes determining a K-factor of a torque converter based upon a speed ratio of the torque converter, normalizing the K-factor, and controlling an engine speed based upon the normalized K-factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Koon Chul Yang, You Seok Kou
  • Patent number: 10109558
    Abstract: A heat sink mounting configuration is provided that is configured to prevent the heat sink from damaging ball grid arrays (BGA) of an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) when the line card is subjected to vibrations and shocks. The heat sink mounting configuration may include a set of screws configured to be at least partially disposed within the apertures of the heat sink to secure the heat sink to the PCB. The mounting configuration includes a resilient member and a spacer disposed around the screws proximate to the apertures. The resilient members are configured to bias the heat sink against the ASIC to maintain the heat sink in contact with the ASIC. The spacers are configured to prevent the heat sink from impacting the ASIC with forces large enough to damage the BGA when the line card is subjected to vibrations and shocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vic Chia, Hong Huynh, Steven A. Hanssen, Robert Gregory Twiss
  • Patent number: 10107236
    Abstract: An exhaust gas recirculation system is provided in a motor vehicle to pass exhaust gas out of an exhaust tract into an intake tract of a motor vehicle, said system having a cooler device and a bypass duct, wherein the bypass duct is bounded by a double wall, which can be filled with a gas to thermally insulate the bypass duct and with a liquid to cool or heat the bypass duct. A method for controlling the temperature of a bypass duct of the exhaust gas recirculation system is furthermore provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Kuske, Christian Winge Vigild, Franz Arnd Sommerhoff, Joerg Kemmerling, Helmut Matthias Kindl, Vanco Smiljanovski, Hanno Friederichs
  • Patent number: 10107172
    Abstract: A cooling system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The engine has a cylinder block and a cylinder head. The cooling system includes a cylinder head cooling circuit and a cylinder block cooling circuit. The cylinder block cooling circuit includes cylinder block core prints channels on an upper portion thereof. The cylinder head cooling circuit includes a groove connected to an outlet of the cooling system and at least one cylinder block core print channel provided with at least one passage connecting the cylinder block cooling circuit with the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Michele Tempesta, Andrea Palma, Fabio Numidi
  • Patent number: 10107567
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly can include a support structure, a heat exchanger, and an air guide. The heat exchanger can be mounted to the support structure. The heat exchanger and the support structure can cooperate to define a gap. The air guide can block the gap to guide an airflow toward a core of the heat exchanger. The air guide can include a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end can be coupled to the support structure. The distal end can extend a first distance from the proximal end in a first condition and can extend a second distance from the proximal end in a second condition. The second distance can be less than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tucker, Jeremy Koscielny
  • Patent number: 10098259
    Abstract: Heat dissipation configurations and methods are described herein. A heat dissipation apparatus may include an individual piece of metal having a thermally conductive metal surface. The metal surface includes a plurality of ridges or protrusions extending from a base of the metal surface, wherein an air flow channel is provided between each two adjacent protrusions, therein providing a plurality of air flow channels. The apparatus is configured to dissipate heat for an electronic device having an active cooling source directing air through the plurality of air flow channels. In some examples, the heat dissipation apparatus is a vapor chamber, and the surface includes a section having a trough and a raised area or platform surrounded by the trough, wherein the raised area is configured to contact a microprocessor die in communication with the vapor chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Jeffrey Taylor Stellman, Andrew Hill, Paul Bornemann
  • Patent number: 10088214
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for holding a bottle, in particular the bottle holder includes a stand, the stand including a base portion, an angled stand portion, and an annular holding portion. The base portion is configured to rest against a supportive surface, and the angled stand portion extends upward away from the base portion. The angled stand portion can include first and second prongs forming a primary void in a front planar face therebetween. An annular holding portion extends rearwardly from the front planar face between the first and second prongs. A cooling insert can be provided which is configured to rest in the annular holding portion and provide cooling to a bottle contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Cigdem Harms
  • Patent number: 10082349
    Abstract: A heat conducting module includes a main body. The main body includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is thermally connected to a heat absorbing body. The second surface is opposite to the first surface and is fluidly connected to a channel. The second surface has a plurality of grooves disposed along a direction. The channel allows a fluid to flow a long the direction. Each of the grooves includes a first sub-groove and at least one second sub-groove. The first sub-groove at least has a third surface close to the first surface. The first sub-groove at least partially communicates with the second sub-groove, and the second sub-groove is at least partially fluidly connected with the third surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chi-Chuan Wang, Kuo-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10082345
    Abstract: An extruded fin pack assembly is provided which is positioned within an appliance cabinet. In the embodiments, the fin pack includes a plurality of fins which are mounted in a substantially vertical plane and create flowpaths for air flow currents therethrough. A cover is provided to attach to the fins and hide the fins from view when the cabinet of the refrigerator or freezer is open. The cover also increases efficiency of the flowpaths between the fins thereby increasing convection heat transfer and increasing removal of heat from within the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventor: Adrian Mihail
  • Patent number: 10077946
    Abstract: In a three-dimensional heat conducting structure and its manufacturing method, the manufacturing method includes the steps of (a) providing a vapor chamber having at least one insert hole; (b) providing a heat pipe having an open end, and inserting the open end into the insert hole; (c) providing a support ring, and sheathing the support ring on a joint position of the heat pipe and the vapor chamber; and (d) providing a soldering means, and applying the soldering means between the support ring and the heat pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Hung Sun, Lei-Lei Liu
  • Patent number: 10018423
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for cooling particulate matter from a high-temperature industrial process or warming material from a cryogenic process is disclosed. The heat exchanger comprises a structure comprising a rectangular frame, piping that is supported by the rectangular frame and completes at least one circumference around the rectangular frame, and a fan. The piping is supported to the frame on a series of moving supports. The piping comprises an inlet end and an outlet end, and the piping contains external cooling fins. The structure is sealed except for where the finned piping is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Martin Evans, Charles Radcliffe
  • Patent number: 10012452
    Abstract: A device for closing at least one inner tube in a tubular heat exchanger. The device comprises a main body provided with inner tube through holes and at least one plug configured to be inserted into the at least one inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventor: Jenny Navred
  • Patent number: 10006655
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus includes a casing including a bottom panel having an opening, an outdoor fan provided in the casing, a heater provided on the bottom panel, a heater guard provided to face the heater, and a shield portion thermally connected to the heater guard. The shield portion is positioned on a downstream side with respect to the opening in a direction of airflow and on an upstream side with respect to an end in the upstream side of the heater guard in the direction of airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takefumi Moriyama
  • Patent number: 10001300
    Abstract: A coaxial borehole heat exchanger includes an innermost pipe and an intermediate pipe arranged coaxially outside the innermost pipe. The intermediate pipe has an inner surface provided with a plurality of axial grooves, and the inner diameter of the intermediate pipe corresponds to the outer diameter of the innermost pipe. The coaxial borehole heat exchanger further includes an outermost pipe arranged coaxially outside the intermediate pipe, wherein the outermost pipe has an inner surface provided with a plurality of axial grooves, and wherein the inner diameter of the outermost pipe corresponds to the outer diameter of the intermediate pipe, wherein the innermost pipe and the plurality of axial grooves of the outermost pipe define liquid flow channels, and wherein the axial grooves of the intermediate pipe define a thermal insulation layer between the axial grooves of the outermost pipe and the innermost pipe. A method of producing a coaxial borehole heat exchanger is also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: TRIOPIPE GEOTHERM AB
    Inventor: Thomas Andersson
  • Patent number: 9976813
    Abstract: A heat pipe fixing structure includes a heat pipe, a carrier body and a first fixing member. The heat pipe has a main body having a first side and a second side. The carrier body has a channel having an open side and a closed side. The heat pipe is disposed in the channel with the first and second sides respectively corresponding to the open side and the closed side. The first fixing member is disposed on upper side of the heat pipe and upper side of the carrier body. A free end of the first fixing member is in corresponding contact with the first side of the heat pipe to press and abut against or engage with the heat pipe. The heat pipe fixing structure serves to firmly fix the heat pipe to eliminate the shortcomings existing in the conventional welding process for fixing the heat pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Han Yu, Jing-Ning Wu, Sheng-Pei Lee, Chun-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9961800
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a liquid cooling apparatus, which includes a cold plate (202), a fast connector (204), and a first interface (2011), where the fast connector (204) includes a first connector (2041) and a second connector (2042), where the first connector (2041) is fixedly connected to the cold plate (202); the first interface (2011) is configured to connect to a second interface (2012) corresponding to the first interface; and the liquid cooling apparatus further includes a guide rail (203), where the guide rail (203) is a moving rail of the second connector (2042), and when the first connector (2041) and the second connector (2042) are in a connected state and the second connector (2042) is located at an end on the guide rail (203) that is close to a board (201), a distance between the first interface (2011) and the second interface (2012) is greater than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youlin Jin, Taqing Feng
  • Patent number: 9958179
    Abstract: A control unit includes a mode control unit that, when a test operation switch is turned on, transmits information indicating that a test operation mode is performed to a centralized management device via an adapter and an external network. When the information indicating that the test operation mode is performed is received, the centralized management device restricts an operation on the operation terminal to prevent an operation of the air-conditioning apparatus from being changed via the operation terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Sugiyama, Hideki Takahara
  • Patent number: 9932923
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine to which the apparatus is applied is a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine that includes a passage injection valve and a cylinder injection valve and that can use gasoline and alcohol as fuel. The apparatus performs abnormality determination for a determination object device, based on a detection signal of an oxygen sensor provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine. The concentration sensor detects alcohol concentration ALp of the fuel in a first fuel passage through which the fuel is fed to the passage injection valve, and alcohol concentration ALd of the fuel in a second fuel passage through which the fuel is fed to the cylinder injection valve. When a difference ?AL between the alcohol concentrations ALp, ALd is a determination value or greater (S13: YES), the execution of the abnormality determination is prohibited (S12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Isao Nakajima