Patents Examined by Steven B. McAllister
  • Patent number: 10495343
    Abstract: A high efficiency compact boiler is disclosed which includes a burner configured to introduce combustion gases into an interior region of the boiler, a heat exchange tube made of a length of finned tubing in the form of a helical coil positioned within the interior region of the boiler such that combustion gases from the burner can flow from a region inside the helical coil to a region outside the helical coil, and a floating baffle configured to redirect the flow of combustion gases around the finned tubing as it passes from the region inside the helical coil to the region outside the helical coil, the baffle being positioned proximal adjacent turns of the helical coil and having a coiled configuration corresponding substantially to the helical coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Laars Heating Systems Company
    Inventors: Christopher Jacques, William R. Root
  • Patent number: 10492461
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cage system (15) for housing experimental animals which are to experience an environment different from that of a surrounding space (19). The cage system (15) comprises a climate control unit having a vaporizer (1) for generation of water into vapour. The vaporizer (1) comprises a vaporization chamber (4), and water is fed to the vaporization chamber (4) via a liquid supply tube (3). A surface tension breaking device (8) having an open structure is provided at the end (9) of the liquid supply tube (3) so that the water passes therethrough when flowing from the liquid supply tube (3) and into the vaporization chamber (4). Hereby water can be supplied to the vaporization chamber (4) without any significant formation of droplets in the vaporization chamber (4). The vaporizer (1) is used to supply a controllable and uniform flow of vapour to the cages (16) so that a desired humidity can be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCANBUR A/S
    Inventors: Carsten Hallum, Bo Salling
  • Patent number: 10492331
    Abstract: A system for cooling a power distribution unit in a room of a data center includes an air handling system that supplies air to the room or removes air from the room through an opening in the room and an air directing device. The first end of the air directing device couples at the opening in the room. The second end of the air directing device couples with the power distribution unit at one or more openings of an enclosure of the power distribution unit. The air directing device directs air between the opening in the room and the one or more openings of the power distribution unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Towner, Robin McCulloch, Osvaldo P. Morales, Jonathan David Hay
  • Patent number: 10486492
    Abstract: A motor vehicle ventilation apparatus is provided including a distributor housing having at least two air ducts leading from the distributor housing. Through these two outgoing air ducts, an air mass flow that is fed to the housing or produced inside the housing is able to be distributed to at least two air outlets arranged at a distance from one another in an interior space of a motor vehicle. The air ducts leading from the distributor housing are each in flow communication with at least one of the air outlets. In addition, at least one servo unit is movable by a drive unit arranged adjacent to at least one of the air ducts in the distributor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Gregor Reichel
  • Patent number: 10488070
    Abstract: A method of ventilation includes receiving at least one signal indicative of an operation of one or more exhaust fans causing air to be exhausted out of a building. The method further includes determining, by one or more processing devices, a total expulsion rate of air being exhausted out of the building by the one or more exhaust fans based on the signal, and determining, by the one or more processing devices, a target fan speed of one or more intake fans configured to draw external air into the building. The target fan speed of the one or more intake fans is determined to achieve an inflow rate that is substantially equal to the total expulsion rate. The method also includes controlling the one or more intake fans using one or more control signals in accordance with the target fan speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tuckernuck Technology, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jason Wolfson
  • Patent number: 10488038
    Abstract: A method for producing a heat transfer tube for a steam generator comprises a step of providing a tube and then applying cold drawing to the tube by using a high-pressure lubricating oil of 40 MPa or more in pressure. After the step of applying cold drawing to the tube, a step of applying a solid solution heat treatment to the tube is conducted. After the step of applying a solid solution heat treatment to the tube, a step of straightening the tube by using a roll straightening machine is conducted. An offset amount of 5 mm or less is formed for at least successive three pairs of upper and lower straightening rolls of the roll straightening machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Toyoda, Kouichi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10486501
    Abstract: An exemplary flap arrangement may include a housing and a flap arranged in the housing for regulating an air flow in the housing. The flap may have a flap main body with a front side arranged on an air inflow side in an operating state. The flap arrangement may also include an elastic sealing lip with a sealing surface provided on the flap main body. The flap arrangement may further include a rib arranged in the region of the sealing lip and outside the sealing surface. The rib may project substantially vertically from the front side of the flap main body, and may serve for air flow rate reduction during opening of the flap. The sealing lip and the rib may be formed in one piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventor: Norman Schaake
  • Patent number: 10488044
    Abstract: A method of assembling a pilot burner assembly for use with a gas fired appliance includes inserting a retention element of a gas supply line through a slot defined by a retaining ledge of a second bracket plate, rotating an outlet orifice of the gas supply line such that the second retention element engages the retaining ledge, and inserting a pilot guard through first and second pilot guard apertures defined by respective first and second bracket plates such that a retention element of the pilot guard cooperatively engages the retention element of the gas supply line to maintain a connection between the pilot guard and the gas supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: James B. Prichard, Mark H. Stark, Soraya C. Mendoza, Arturo U. Olague, Jorge D. Viesca, John S. Haefner
  • Patent number: 10480797
    Abstract: A flow control device has a duct section with a plurality of damper blocking elements, each having a major plane. The damper blocking elements are pivotably connected to the duct section and movable in a range that is limited to ensure that, when the duct section is mounted in a preferred orientation, the damper blocking element major planes always form an angle of at least 45 degrees from the horizontal throughout the range. The range is such that the plurality of damper blocking elements can selectively close and open the duct. The blocking elements can completely close the duct, for example, to block natural convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OY HALTON GROUP LTD.
    Inventors: Andrey V. Livchak, Derek W. Schrock, Darrin W. Beardslee, Andrew C. Faller
  • Patent number: 10480858
    Abstract: Method of operating a rotary furnace for the production of hydraulic binder so as to reduce ring formation therein, whereby the longitudinal temperature profile in the furnace is varied during furnace operation by injecting at least one fluid other than the main fuel(s), the primary oxidizer and hot air from the material cooler with at least one continuously or discontinuously varying injection parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Alex Grassi, Dirk Hoelscher, Bertrand Leroux, Jacques Mulon, Xavier Paubel, Remi Tsiava
  • Patent number: 10480779
    Abstract: A nuclear power plant with a steam dump device and condenser for the nuclear power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: André Seiller, Tan Thanh Vo
  • Patent number: 10480821
    Abstract: A water heater includes a vessel (20) provided with a burner (3) having a downward combustion surface, a fan casing (10) accommodating a fan (10a) for supplying a mixture gas of primary combustion air and fuel gas to the burner, an annular packing connecting a first connection end surface at a downstream end of a first passage forming a downstream-side passage of the fan casing with a second connection end surface at an upstream end of a second passage forming an upstream-side passage of the vessel in airtight state, and a check valve (5) disposed near the upstream end in the second passage (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rinnai Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Ojiro
  • Patent number: 10479509
    Abstract: A ventilation system for a wide bodied aircraft with pressurization cabin which includes: a compressor apparatus with a heat exchanger for drawing air in from an input reservoir and for generating an excess pressure in at least one output reservoir, several air outlets in the pressurization cabin which are connected to the output reservoir of the compressor apparatus, and at least one suction air intake pipe in the pressurization cabin wherein the volume flow through at least one of the air outlets is adjusted each time by a volume flow control member, as well as to a method for manufacturing a ventilation system of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Jurijs Zambergs
  • Patent number: 10478873
    Abstract: A fume hood comprising: a hood, a work chamber, and a front wall formed with an opening toward an indoor environment; an air supply system, and an air exhaust system to discharge air that enters the work chamber through a front opening and enters the work chamber through the air supply system, out from the work chamber; the air supply system provided with at least one air supply outlet in an upper portion and a lower portion of the hood, and the air supply outlet supplying air towards the work chamber. The fume hood can reduce energy consumption of air conditioning and suppress overflowing of harmful substances in the work chamber, with a low installation cost and a high consistency of product quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: E3 Green Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongzheng Ruan, Guangye Tang, Bingli Lu
  • Patent number: 10479322
    Abstract: An arrangement to reduce refreezing of meltable snow includes a wiper arm configured to wipe the meltable snow from an ambient-facing surface of a window positioned on a vehicle. The arrangement also includes a sensor coupled to the wiper arm that is configured to gather and transmit a parameter on the vehicle and environment. The arrangement also includes a processor that is configured to receiving the parameter, determining refreezability of the meltable snow based on the parameter, and defining an action to be performed by the wiper arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Dangler, Thomas D. Kidd
  • Patent number: 10480819
    Abstract: A heating apparatus comprising a tank having a tank inlet, a tank outlet, a heat exchanger inlet and heat exchanger outlet. A heat exchanger is located in the tank and comprises a hollow body having a mouth coupled to the heat exchanger inlet and a flue outlet coupled to the heat exchanger outlet. A burner device has a burner head that is located at least partly located in the mouth inside said hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Munster Simms Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Christopher William Ragg
  • Patent number: 10480203
    Abstract: A container house having a reinforced insulation property, comprising: a plurality of first spacing members (20) welded to a side wall (13) inside of a container body (10); a plurality of second spacing members (30) welded to a ceiling (14) inside of the container body (10); a plurality of first insulation panels (40) coupled to the first spacing members (20) so as to form a first interval space (D1) between the first insulation panels and the side wall (13); a plurality of second insulation panels (50) coupled to the second spacing members (30) so as to form a second interval space (D2) between the second insulation panels and the ceiling (14); and a plurality of finishing panels (60) attached to the surfaces of the first and second insulation panels (40,50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: UNITHOUSE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Oung Rea Park
  • Patent number: 10485140
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for providing in-lineup passive air distribution system designs, and for delivering more effective cooling for termination dense network equipment with high heat dissipation. In some embodiments, one or more air distribution units might be positioned in-line with one or more heat generating equipment. The one or more air distribution units might receive air from an HVAC system, and might distribute the received air to the one or more heat generating equipment. In some cases, the one or more air distribution units might distribute the received air to a position in front of and/or behind the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by an air intake device of at least one of the one or more heat generating equipment. Some air distribution units might comprise dowels for storing fiber slack. Some dowels might comprise an air shaft for distributing the received air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Pete A. Kawamoto, Diana L. Unser, Christopher M. Wills
  • Patent number: 10483728
    Abstract: An electrical equipment enclosure includes a cabinet defining a storage compartment configured to contain electrical equipment. The cabinet has an array of vent openings communicating the storage compartment with the exterior of the cabinet. The enclosure further includes a box structure having a first open side received over the vent openings, a first closed side opposite the first open side, a second closed side reaching from first open side to the first closed side, and a second open side opposite the second closed side. A baffle is located in the box structure between the first open side and the second open side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Richard D. Prohaska, Jeff B. Ensley
  • Patent number: 10472699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for continuous treatment of a metal strip (1), in particular a metal strip consisting of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, or consisting of a non-ferrous metal or a non-ferrous metal alloy, said device comprising at least one temperature control device (2) through which the metal strip (1) is guided in a floating manner, and comprising at least one strip position regulation unit (7), by means of which the position of the metal strip (1) can be controlled or regulated on the belt movement plane (E) and transversely to the strip running direction (B), wherein the temperature control device (2) has at least one entry-side heating section (3) and an exit-side cooling section (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BWG BERGWERK—UND WALZWERK—MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Dieter Baukloh, Andreas Noe, Dirk Schaefer