Patents Examined by Steven S Anderson, II
  • Patent number: 10724405
    Abstract: A system and method can comprise a heat source, a plasma assisted vitrifier comprising a syphon valve; and a self-cleaning heat exchanger comprising a fired tube side and a water tube side. The self-cleaning heat exchanger can be configured to receive a heat source comprising an oxidized fossil fuel to one of the fire tube side or the water tube side and the self-cleaning heat exchanger can be further configured to receive a dirty water input on the other of the fire tube side and the water tube side to generate a steam. The plasma assisted vitrifier can be configured to process an organic or inorganic solid waste. The syphon valve is configured to assist in generating a reclaimed product, and the plasma assisted vitrifier is further configured to supply a portion of the process heat to the self-cleaning heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: XDI Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Juranitch, Alan C. Reynolds, Raymond C. Skinner
  • Patent number: 10718570
    Abstract: A heating furnace for heating an annular component, includes a furnace body, a heat medium driving component, a support part, a guide component, and a hollow cylinder. Part of the heat medium is ejected to the outer circumferential surface of the annular component through the guide part, and part of the heat medium flows through the inner channel of the hollow cylinder, and be ejected to the inner circumferential surface of the bearing via the second heat medium channel arranged on the hollow cylinder to heat the inner circumferential surface of the bearing. In this way, the hollow cylinder plays a role of distributing the gas to some extent, and as the upper end of the hollow cylinder is a sealed structure, the flowing gas is all converted into effective heat exchange gas flow and restricted to a heat exchange space on the bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Goldwind Science & Creation Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shengjun Ma
  • Patent number: 10718567
    Abstract: A multiple hearth furnace in which in a gas space above at least one hearth an annular baffle is provided above the rabble arms of that hearth. The annular baffle modifies gas flow in the gas space, in particular gas residence times above the hearth. This in turn can enhance performance of the furnace, for example in respect of carbon monoxide emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Boustead, James Brett, David Shanks
  • Patent number: 10718266
    Abstract: A vaporization system for a liquid hydrocarbon for a combustion system of a gas turbine system is provided. The vaporization system includes: a vaporizer vessel; a pressure source providing a pressurized fluid to the vaporizer vessel; and a controller configured to control at least one control valve to: pre-elevate a pressure in the vaporizer vessel using the pressurized fluid from the pressure source prior to introduction of the liquid hydrocarbon to the vaporizer vessel to at least reduce vaporization of the liquid hydrocarbon in the vaporizer vessel, and control vaporization of the liquid hydrocarbon in the vaporizer vessel. A combustion system and kettle boiler system including aspects of the vaporization system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William James Lawson, Seth Harmon Chapman
  • Patent number: 10716242
    Abstract: A modular data center system includes an upper module including a roller assembly attached to a frame of the upper module, the roller assembly configured to engage at least a portion of a rail assembly attached to a structure of a data center building; and a lower module attachable to the upper module and configured to suspend above a floor of a human-occupiable workspace of the data center that supports a plurality of racks including a plurality of heat-generating electronic devices, the lower module including a power support assembly configured to provide electrical power to the plurality of heat-generating electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Pascal Kam, Grace Wu, Saurin Purohit, Kenneth Dale Shaul, Siddharth Sheli, Thomas R. Kowalski, Bruce Baxter, Jim O'Connor, Brandon Gries, Gerard V. Gioia, Steven K. Bowman
  • Patent number: 10704783
    Abstract: A high temperature fluid generator is configured to heat a fluid (e.g. water; thermal oil or the like) to a high temperature (e.g. greater than 250 degrees Fahrenheit or 120 degrees Celsius) using a fuel-burning furnace. The generator generally comprises a furnace module, wherein fuel is burned, and a convection module where the combustion gases are put in contact with a series of fluid-bearing convection tubes. The furnace module comprises a series of fluidly interconnected headers, some of which are also fluidly connected to the convection tubes in the convection modules. The various headers contribute to the overall structure of the generator. The convection tubes are arranged into at least two bundles which are movably mounted in the convection module of the generator such to be movable in and out of the convection module for inspection, cleaning, maintenance and/or repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Thermodesign, Inc
    Inventors: Rejean Gauthier, Robert Audet
  • Patent number: 10690377
    Abstract: A combustion gas supply system and method includes: a cyclonic air filter (or separator), a blower having an inlet and an outlet, and a combustible gas inlet, wherein the cyclonic air filter, the blower, and the combustible gas inlet are in fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FULTON GROUP N.A., INC.
    Inventors: Carl Nicholas Nett, Keith Richard Waltz
  • Patent number: 10682899
    Abstract: A air vent with a housing has at least one opening for supplying an airflow and an opening for discharging the supplied airflow. The airflow can be supplied to the air vent from an air supply shaft or from an air supply line in a heating, ventilating, or air-conditioning systems for a motor vehicle. The housing of the air vent is adapted to be inserted into a wall opening or can be assembled behind such a wall opening and secured there via one of the at least two parts of the housing. In the non-use state of the air vent, one part of the housing lies in or over the other part of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Olaf Uhlenbusch, Thomas Gruenbeck, Markus Langbein, Bernd Huettel, Gerhard Endres
  • Patent number: 10668786
    Abstract: A system for controlling airflow of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The system includes a register including airflow directionals. A motor is connected to the register to move the directionals. A directionals selector is connected to the motor to control the motor. Actuation of the directionals selector by a user changes position of the directionals. A control module stores predetermined positions of the directionals, and controls the motor to move the directionals to the predetermined positions in response to receipt of a user command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Javier Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10668787
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting direction of air flow of a slim type air vent for an automotive vehicle may include a nozzle type wing that can rotate angularly upwards or downwards and be mounted inside the air vent having slim structure and a gear for rotating the nozzle type wing upwards or downwards is formed on a single transverse wing exposed to the outside such that manipulation force for rotating the single transverse wing angularly upwards or downwards can be transmitted to the nozzle type wing through the gear to rotate the nozzle type wing angularly upwards or downwards and hence the upward or downward direction of air flow being discharged into a cabin can be easily adjusted by upward or downward angular and rotational operation of the nozzle type wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, NIFCO KOREA Inc., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, In Seop Kim, Young Rok Lee, Young Beom Lee, Choong Yeul Kim, Dae Ig Jung, Keun Sig Lim, Ji Won Lee, Jae Seob Choi, Won Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10663191
    Abstract: The present invention is relative to a damper (5) adapted to regulate an air flow orifice (7) for passing of an air flow in a ventilation duct (2), wherein the damper (5) comprises a plate (11), a regulating device (12) and a mounting element (13), wherein the mounting element (13) is resilient and comprises a first and a second end (19, 20), the distance (L1, L2) between the first and the second end (19, 20) being arranged to change when the mounting element (13) bends resiliently, and wherein the first and a seconds end (19, 20) are adapted to cooperate with an inside of the ventilation duct (2) to removably mount the damper (5) in the ventilation duct (2), and a ventilation system (1) comprising such a damper (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LINDAB AB
    Inventors: Göran Hultmark, Arne Kæseler
  • Patent number: 10655884
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes a plurality of indoor units of a refrigerant circuit to perform air conditioning of a space, and an air conditioning controller that controls operations of the plurality of indoor units by allocating the indoor units individually to a plurality of predetermined areas of the space. The controller performs an area registration process of allocating the indoor units individually to a plurality of area identification frames corresponding to the areas, and allocating a plurality of ventilators individually to the area identification frames where the indoor units are allocated. The ventilators perform ventilation of the space. The controller does not allow the operations of the plurality of the indoor units when there is an area identification frame to which none of the ventilators is allocated, in the plurality of area identification frames where the indoor units are allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Iura, Yasuyuki Aisaka, Taiki Sunahata, Masashi Saitou
  • Patent number: 10648695
    Abstract: An insulated register box with a boot rail adapter has a register box, an insulating material affixed within the register box, a rail guide affixed to a side panel of the register box, and a rail having a section received in a slot of the rail guide. The rail is adapted to be affixed to a supporting surface, such as a joist. The rail guide is slidable relative to the rail. The rail guide is affixed to an exterior surface of the side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Sterling Kidd Combs
  • Patent number: 10632815
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for an open motorized vehicle can include a cab assembly defining an interior volume, the cab assembly includes an enclosed frame configured to be attached to an open vehicle, and an air conditioning unit positioned at least partially within the cab assembly, the air conditioning unit being configured to deliver conditioned air to the interior volume of the cab assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: B & D Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Orvell B. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10619871
    Abstract: In a rooftop ventilator having a base housing, a lid operatively attached to the base housing, wherein the lid has a plurality of lid sides extending downwardly from a lid surface, and a ventilation fan positioned above the lid surface, a lid reinforcement device is provided, comprising corner reinforcing members attached to the corners of the lid. Each corner reinforcing member comprises a pair of side members flush with the lid sides, and one or more support fingers for receiving and supporting the lid sides. A corner cap is attached to the side members and overlaps the lid surface to retain the lid sides within the support fingers. The corner caps can also include cylindrical sleeves for engagement with a pair of hinge shafts extending from shaft support brackets attached to the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Glenn, Barry Wagner
  • Patent number: 10612817
    Abstract: A gas-fired appliance includes a tank configured to store a fluid to be heated, a powered anode extending into the tank and configured to generate an electric anode current, and a combustion chamber including a burner configured to generate products of combustion. The appliance also includes an exhaust structure, a heat exchanger, and an electronic processor coupled to the powered anode. The products of combustion flow from the combustion chamber to the exhaust structure via the heat exchanger. The electronic processor is configured to determine a duty cycle of the burner, determine whether the duty cycle of the burner exceeds a predetermined threshold, increase a magnitude of a protection parameter of the powered anode from a first value to a second value when the duty cycle of the burner exceeds the predetermined threshold, and control the powered anode according to the second value of the protection parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ray Oliver Knoeppel, Michael William Schultz, Timothy Edward Rooney, Thomas G. Van Sistine
  • Patent number: 10605471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated basement ventilation apparatus, and more particularly, to an integrated basement ventilation apparatus which can improve a basement ventilation apparatus and thereby perform an adiabatic cooling using latent heat when air is supplied, and in a case of outbreak of fire, forcibly close a damper closed or opened by itself as air is exhausted, and allow general automatic control depending on a local air condition in a basement structure and which can control an increase in temperature in the basement structure at a low cost and enhance a fire safety, and in particular, can suppress the fire early and significantly enhance the quality of air in the basement structure, thereby significantly enhancing condition and maintenance of whole facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Su-Bin Lee
  • Patent number: 10605449
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for supplying hot water and, more particularly, to a hot water supply apparatus using a revolving magnetic body, wherein the apparatus is driven with low power consumption while being environment-friendly and having excellent safety when hot water and heating are supplied, the apparatus including: a heat exchange body containing water, and including a circular heating pipe circumferentially provided in the heat exchange body; a stator provided to encompass an outside of the heat exchange body and wound with a plurality of coils, the stator being magnetized when an electric current is applied thereto, wherein the heating pipe includes therein a magnetic body that revolves along the circumference of the heating pipe due to a magnetic field formed by the stator, so that water is heated by frictional heat generated when the magnetic body revolves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Young Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 10598438
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a fixture for supporting a body in an oven includes a plurality of support ribs to support the body, and a support element to support and connect the plurality of support ribs. Each support rib has a length, a width, a thickness, and a first end. The length extends from the support element to the first end, and the width extends perpendicular to the length. The length varies across the width of at least one support rib. In another embodiment, a fixture for supporting a body in an oven includes a plurality of connected support ribs to support the body. Each support rib is spaced from at least one other support rib. The length differs for at least a first support rib of the plurality of support ribs with respect to at least a second support rib of the plurality of support ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Edward James Balaschak, Robert Peter Hanet
  • Patent number: 10584394
    Abstract: An apparatus to move and preheat metal material (M) to be fed to a container comprises a containing structure, having an internal compartment and provided with a support wall, a conveyor for the material (M), a fume transit section whose volume reduces as it is distanced from said container along the longitudinal development of said containing structure, and a collector for hot fumes (F) whose volume increases in a manner correlated to said reduction in the fume transit section. The collector is located below said conveyor inside the internal compartment essentially along the entire longitudinal development of said containing structure. Moreover, one or more through apertures are made in said support wall to put the conveyor and the collector into fluidic connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Marco Ansoldi, Yuri Raffaglio, Daniele Petrei