Patents Examined by Meraj A Shaikh
  • Patent number: 11130148
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for manufacturing a therapeutic microneedle configured to regulate an air environment within a coating chamber for manufacturing a therapeutic microneedle by coating a microneedle with a coating liquid containing a drug, the system for manufacturing a therapeutic microneedle comprising an air compressor, a humidity regulator configured to regulate humidity of air supplied from the air compressor, and an air filter configured to eliminate microorganisms from air to be supplied to the inside of the coating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Eiji Hashimoto, Toshiyuki Matsudo, Shinpei Nishimura, Seiji Tokumoto
  • Patent number: 11118823
    Abstract: Systems and methods of operating a refrigeration system including initiating a compressor shutdown operation (302), recording shutdown conditions (304), calculating one or more restart characteristics based on the recorded shutdown conditions (306), comparing the calculated restart characteristics with one or more compressor restart safety limits (308), when the calculated restart characteristics do not satisfy the restart safety limits, performing a temperature modulation pump down operation (310), and when the calculated restart characteristics satisfy the restart safety limits, completing the compressor shutdown operation (312).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Raymond L. Senf, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11118826
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator. The refrigerator includes a main body including a storage compartment. The refrigerator also includes a door configured to open and close the storage compartment. The refrigerator further includes an ice-making compartment disposed in the storage compartment. The refrigerator also includes and a sealing member disposed at the door to apply a sealing force to the ice-making compartment when the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Uo Hong, Jae Koog An, Min Seob Yook, Moon Gyo Jung
  • Patent number: 11122712
    Abstract: A cooling device for data center includes: a housing chamber configured for housing the data center; an air inlet plenum positioned at one side of the housing chamber and configured for inflowing of external natural wind; an air outlet plenum positioned at another side of the housing chamber; an air return plenum defining two opposite ends communicated with the air inlet plenum and the air outlet plenum, and comprising a return air damper; a controller connected to the return air damper and adapted for controlling the opening and closing of the return air damper; and a refrigeration module located in the air inlet plenum and connected to the controller. A cooling system for data center is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Fugui Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tze-Chern Mao, Yen-Chun Fu, Chih-Hung Chang, Hui-Hsuan Wang, Yao-Ting Chang, Chao-Ke Wei
  • Patent number: 11099247
    Abstract: A closed cycle cryocooler is thermally connected to an elongated, cup-shaped sample well and cools down the sample well. Gaseous helium at a relatively low pressure is introduced into the sample well so that, as the sample well is cooled by the cryocooler, the gas in the sample well is also cooled. A sample is attached to a sample stick assembly which is then lowered into the sample well where the sample is cooled by the cooled gas to carryout experiments at low temperature. The sample stick assembly is mechanically attached to the spectrometer magnets and a flexible rubber bellows connects the sample stick assembly to the sample well so that vibration generated by the cryocooler is not transferred to the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Bruker Biospin Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur H Heiss, Ajay Khatri
  • Patent number: 11089718
    Abstract: A method of cooling a data centre having at least one hot aisle (145) and at least one cold aisle (144), including the steps of producing cooling air having controlled to have temperature and relative humidity within certain pre-defined limits; supplying the cooling air to a plurality of items of IT equipment (143) located in the data centre between the cold aisle and the hot aisle; measuring the velocity of air flowing from the hot aisle to the cold aisle through an opening (150) between the hot aisle and the cold aisle; and controlling the rate of supply of cooling air to the items of IT equipment in dependence on the velocity of air so measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BRIPCO BVBA
    Inventors: Nick Vaney, Tom Kingham, Simon Britton
  • Patent number: 11079184
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are provided for thermal enhancement. Thermal enhancement may include absorbing heat from one or more devices. In some cases, this may improve the efficiency of the one or more devices. In general, a phase transition may be induced in a storage material. The storage material may be combined with a freeze point suppressant in order to reduce its melt point. The mixture may be used to boost the performance of device, such as an electrical generator, a heat engine, a refrigerator, and/or a freezer. The freeze point suppressant and storage material may be separated. By delaying the periods between each stage by prescribed amounts, the methods, systems, and devices may be able to shift the availability of electricity to the user and/or otherwise boost a device at different times in some cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Rebound Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell Goldfarbmuren
  • Patent number: 11078392
    Abstract: A non-flammable refrigerant composition for a HVACR system that includes R134a refrigerant, a hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant that has a global warming potential (GWP) of less than 150 or a hydrofluoroolefin refrigerant, and CF3I. A method of making a refrigerant composition for a HVACR system that includes selecting an amount of a first refrigerant that is a hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant or a hydrofluoroolefin refrigerant, selecting an amount of CF3I, and selecting an amount of R134a refrigerant. A method of retrofitting a refrigerant composition in an HVACR system that includes adding one or more compounds to the refrigerant composition. The retrofitted composition including R134a refrigerant, a hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant having a GWP of less than 150, and CF3I, or R134a refrigerant, a hydrofluoroolefin refrigerant, and CF3I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Schultz, Stephen A. Kujak
  • Patent number: 11072426
    Abstract: A galley includes a cart compartment configured to receive at least one galley cart. The cart compartment is defined by a plurality of walls including a rear wall behind the cart compartment, side walls along sides of the cart compartment, a mid-wall above the cart compartment and a bottom wall below the cart compartment. Doors are coupled to the cart compartment to enclose and allow access to the cart compartment. A supply duct supplies cooled airflow to the cart compartment. The supply duct is positioned in the cart compartment forward of the rear wall and positioned in the cart compartment between the mid-wall and the bottom wall. The supply duct includes a supply device to allow airflow from an interior of the supply duct into the cart compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Moran
  • Patent number: 11052375
    Abstract: An adsorptive cooling system includes: a first highly adsorptive structure positioned to receive thermal energy from a thermal energy source, the first highly adsorptive structure including: a first substrate; and a first carbon aerogel adhered to the first substrate, a second highly adsorptive structure positioned to receive thermal energy from the thermal energy source, the second highly adsorptive structure including: a second substrate; and a second carbon aerogel adhered to the second substrate, a cooling unit; and a circulation system adapted for circulating the refrigerant from at least one of the first highly adsorptive structure and the second highly adsorptive structure to the cooling unit to provide cooling from the thermal energy source and to return the refrigerant from the cooling unit to at least one of the first highly adsorptive structure and the second highly adsorptive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore F. Baumann, Joe H. Satcher, Jr., Joseph C. Farmer
  • Patent number: 11054162
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for verifying or correcting the temperature sensor and compressor pairings within the HVAC system control logic, indicating that a sensor is logically paired with the specific compressor, from amongst a tandem compressor group, to which the sensor is coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Gene Havard, Jr., Rosa Maria Leal, Anuradha Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 11029068
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling pressure in a CO2 refrigeration system are provided. The pressure control system includes a pressure sensor, a gas bypass valve, a parallel compressor, and a controller. The pressure sensor is configured to measure a pressure within a receiving tank of the CO2 refrigeration system. The gas bypass valve is fluidly connected with an outlet of the receiving tank and arranged in series with a compressor of the CO2 refrigeration system. The parallel compressor is fluidly connected with the outlet of the receiving tank and arranged in parallel with both the gas bypass valve and the compressor of the CO2 refrigeration system. The controller is configured to receive a pressure measurement from the pressure sensor and operate both the gas bypass valve and the parallel compressor, in response to the pressure measurement, to control the pressure within the receiving tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Hill Phoenix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim G. Christensen, Jeffrey Newel, John D. Bittner
  • Patent number: 11022349
    Abstract: A refrigeration system is provided including a refrigeration circuit and a free cooling system. The free cooling system includes a fluid cooling circuit and a free cooling circuit. The fluid cooling circuit is thermally and hydraulically coupled to the refrigeration circuit such that that a cooling fluid of the fluid cooling circuit is configured to transfer heat to the refrigerant. The free cooling circuit is thermally and hydraulically coupled to the refrigeration circuit such that a free cooling fluid of the free cooling circuit is configured to absorb heat from the refrigerant. The free cooling circuit and the fluid cooling circuit are thermally and hydraulically coupled through a free cooling heat exchanger. At least one valve is configured to control a flow within the free cooling circuit. The refrigeration system is operable in a free cooling mode, a mechanical cooling mode, and a combined free cooling and mechanical cooling mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Marian Perrotin
  • Patent number: 11015100
    Abstract: A non-flammable refrigerant composition for a HVACR system that includes R134a refrigerant, a hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant that has a global warming potential (GWP) of less than 150 or a hydrofluoroolefin refrigerant, and CF3I. A method of making a refrigerant composition for a HVACR system that includes selecting an amount of a first refrigerant that is a hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant or a hydrofluoroolefin refrigerant, selecting an amount of CF3I, and selecting an amount of R134a refrigerant. A method of retrofitting a refrigerant composition in an HVACR system that includes adding one or more compounds to the refrigerant composition. The retrofitted composition including R134a refrigerant, a hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant having a GWP of less than 150, and CF3I, or R134a refrigerant, a hydrofluoroolefin refrigerant, and CF3I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Schultz, Stephen A. Kujak
  • Patent number: 11007096
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an external condenser and light assembly and, more particularly, to an improved external air conditioning condenser and housing that is designed to additionally serve as a light assembly for an emergency vehicle. The condenser housing is mounted to the exterior of the emergency vehicle, which improves the performance of the emergency vehicle's air-conditioning system. The design of the condenser housing also allows it to serve as a light assembly on which emergency vehicle lights are mounted. The condenser housing and light assembly structure thereby provides for proper air conditioning functionality without occupying space on the exterior of the vehicle that would more preferably be occupied by emergency lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: REV Ambulance Group Orlando, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Barnes, Herschel W. Davis, Jr., Matthew W. Grafton, Robert L. Collins
  • Patent number: 11009238
    Abstract: One or more cooking elements of a cooking appliance may be controlled during the preheat phase of an oven self-clean cycle to maintain a temperature within an oven cavity proximate an intermediate temperature setpoint that is below a self-clean temperature setpoint for the oven self-clean cycle until reaching a predetermined time in the oven self-clean cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Vern A. Neal
  • Patent number: 11000823
    Abstract: A highly adsorptive structure includes: a substrate; and a carbon aerogel adhered to the substrate, wherein the carbon aerogel is characterized by having physical characteristics of in-situ formation on the substrate, and wherein the carbon aerogel is configured to selectively adsorb and desorb one or more refrigerants selected from the group consisting of: acid halides, alcohols, aldehydes, amines, chlorofluorocarbons, esters, ethers, fluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, halocarbons, halogenated aldehydes, halogenated amines, halogenated hydrocarbons, halomethanes, hydrocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, hydrofluoroethers, hydrofluoroolefins, inorganic gases, ketones, nitrocarbon compounds, noble gases, organochlorine compounds, organofluorine compounds, organophosphorous compounds, organosilicon compounds, oxide gases, refrigerant blends and thiols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore F. Baumann, Joe H. Satcher, Jr., Joseph C. Farmer, Todd Bandhauer
  • Patent number: 10994258
    Abstract: A highly adsorptive structure, includes: a substrate; and a metal-organic framework (MOF) comprising a plurality of metal atoms coordinated to a plurality of organic spacer molecules; wherein the MOF is coupled to at least one surface of the substrate, wherein the MOF is adapted for adsorbing and desorbing a refrigerant under predetermined thermodynamic conditions. The refrigerant includes one or more materials selected from the group consisting of: acid halides, alcohols, aldehydes, amines, chlorofluorocarbons, esters, ethers, fluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, halocarbons, halogenated aldehydes, halogenated amines, halogenated hydrocarbons, halomethanes, hydrocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, hydrofluoroethers, hydrofluoroolefins, inorganic gases, ketones, nitrocarbon compounds, noble gases, organochlorine compounds, organofluorine compounds, organophosphorous compounds, organosilicon compounds, oxide gases, refrigerant blends and thiols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore F. Baumann, Joe H. Satcher, Jr., Joseph C. Farmer, Todd Bandhauer
  • Patent number: 10996131
    Abstract: A refrigerant gas sensing system of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, wherein the refrigerant gas sensing system is configured to collect a sample from a monitored gas volume, to introduce an ignition source to the sample, to detect an amount of combustion product in the sample after ignition, to determine an amount of leaked refrigerant in the monitored gas volume based on the measured amount of combustion product, and to indicate the amount of leaked refrigerant in the monitored gas volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: William F. McQuade, Neelkanth Gupte
  • Patent number: 10988304
    Abstract: A beverage container assembly that includes a cap member, a connecting neck member, a body member and a flexible ring member. The body member is configured to receive a bottle or beverage container via an opening on the top surface and the flexible ring member is configured to be positioned between the bottle or beverage container and the connecting neck member during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: RKSA, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Arjonilla, Gianfranco Falk