Patents Examined by Vivek K Shirsat
  • Patent number: 10816196
    Abstract: A combustion device with heat dissipating design includes a burner apparatus and a shield apparatus. The burner apparatus includes a fuel reservoir which has a top defining an opening. The shield apparatus defines a space and the burner apparatus is disposed within the space. The shield apparatus has a bottom and the opening is at a first height in a vertical direction from the bottom. The shield apparatus defines a first through hole extending therethrough and communicating the space and the outside of the shield apparatus and the first through hole is at a second height in the vertical direction from the bottom. The second height is less than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Pro-Iroda Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Wei-Long Chen
  • Patent number: 10808925
    Abstract: A combustion fluid flow barrier includes an aperture to control combustion fluid flow. The combustion fluid is charged by a charge generator. The combustion fluid flow barrier includes at least one flow control electrode operatively coupled to the aperture and configured to selectively allow, attract, or resist passage of the charged combustion fluid through the aperture, depending on voltage applied to the flow control electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CLEARSIGN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas W. Karkow, Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Patent number: 10807443
    Abstract: An air vent for a vehicle HVAC system includes a duct, a forward fin connected to an air outlet at a first end portion of the duct, and plurality of rear fins connected to an air inlet at a second end portion of the duct. The forward fin rotatable about a transverse direction of the duct is configured to adjust the direction of airflow in a vertical direction of the duct. The plurality of rear fins rotatable about the vertical direction is configured to adjust the direction of airflow in a longitudinal direction of the duct. A shut-off valve is rotatably connected to a central portion of the duct and positioned between the forward fin and the plurality of rear fins. The shut-off valve is directly connected to the forward fin and configured to rotate about the transverse direction via movement of the forward fin in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Brendan Christopher Stiver
  • Patent number: 10801508
    Abstract: A system for controlling thermal comfort in a space is provided with a variable mode of operation. The system may include a conditioner for conditioning air in the space, and a sensor for measuring a temperature in the space. A controller is provided for controlling the conditioner based on the temperature sensed by the sensor, and a fan for circulating air within the space is regulated based on the temperature sensed by the sensor. A related system for controlling a fan based on height is also provided, as is a system and method for easily and efficiently determining the height of a fan using a simple camera, such as one on a “smart” phone. A further aspect pertains to a controller, such as for example a portable handheld device, having a user interface adapted for suggesting an increase in a set point temperature of a thermostat based on the selected speed of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA T, LLC
    Inventors: Jerrill Scott Johnson, Alex Christopher Reed, Marcus Landon Borders, Thomas James Lesser, Jason Hunt Fizer, Adam Glenn Tucker, Stephen Alexander Harper, Ernest John Noble, Ken Siong Tan, Jon Jet Ling, Seng Rui Chan
  • Patent number: 10794605
    Abstract: Laboratory ventilation is integrated. The HVAC room controller requests changes in the exhaust set point of one or more fume hoods. By allowing the fume hoods to respond to such HVAC requests, the fume hood exhaust may be turned down to a point below the highest level that could be needed. The request may be used to turn the fume hood exhaust back up, so greater energy savings may be possible in non-peak demand operation of the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: James J. Coogan, Matthias Blask, Gregory Kempf
  • Patent number: 10792981
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling an air flow direction in an air vent for a vehicle, may include a single horizontal wing exposed outside through an air duct is disposed and first and second guide wings connected to the single horizontal wing by connection links are vertically and rotatably disposed above and under the single horizontal wing so that the flow of air discharged inside can be easily controlled in upward and downward directions by vertical rotation of both the first guide wing and second guide wing together with the single horizontal wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, 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: 10788236
    Abstract: A flow of air through a diffuser (10) is controlled by controlling the volumetric flow rate of the flow of air in a control passage, directing the air through a diffusion flow passage, and then either diffusing the air in a first, normal direction, or occasionally diffusing it in a second direction, to dump the air into a room. The air is dumped by operating a dump mechanism (26) to displace a dump element (28,46) from a first diffusion position in which the flow of air is directed in the first diffusion direction, along a ceiling, to a second diffusion position in which the dump element (28,46) redirects the flow of air to dump it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: RICKARD AIR DIFFUSION (PTY) LTD
    Inventors: Mark Gareth Rickard, Dawid Mattys Van Nieuwhuizen, Kirsty Catherine Cox, Emma Margaret Brunette
  • Patent number: 10787054
    Abstract: In order to provide a motor vehicle, the roof of which is composed of a transparent material at least in some sections, wherein persons located in the motor vehicle are cooled by means of escaping air, air outlet openings are formed on both sides on opposite roof frame longitudinal segments, in each case in accordance with the number of seat rows. Air lines are provided, which convey air conditioned by at least one present air conditioning system to at least one air outlet opening. Sensors that detect occupancy of the present seats by a person are provided, and a controller for the present air conditioning system is provided, which adjusts an air conditioning system from the number of present air conditioning systems in such a way that an air flow having a predetermined temperature and having a predetermined air outlet speed is applied to an upper region of a person located on a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 10788225
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes: an air conditioning device, a ventilator, a sensor group, an operation terminal, and a control device installed in a building. The control device performs controlling and monitoring of operation of the air conditioning device and the ventilator. The control device controls the ventilator so as to operate during the maintenance operation of the air conditioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Emi Takeda, Masaki Toyoshima, Takuya Furuhashi, Sota Komae, Fumihiko Sone, Reiji Morioka
  • Patent number: 10786635
    Abstract: A heating unit comprising an electrically conductive substrate. A solid fuel layer comprising a metal reducing agent, a metal containing oxidizing agent and a binder is coated on a surface of the substrate, the solid fuel layer having a solid fuel surface spaced from the substrate. A first electrode coupled to the substrate. A second electrode coupled to the solid fuel surface. A power supply is configured to be selectively coupled to the first and second electrodes to provide a voltage between the metallic substrate and the solid fuel surface. The voltage acts to propagate an exothermic metal oxidation-reduction reaction without the use of an igniter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Krishnamohan Sharma, Mingzu Lei
  • Patent number: 10782017
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to flame shapers for use in gas burners, gas burner systems, and methods for operating gas burner systems. Flame shaper embodiments include an opening having an unobstructed center, and turning vanes that extend from the perimeter of the opening towards its center. The turning vanes are configured to induce swirling in an ignited flame. Burner systems include an ignition source, the flame shaper, and a heat exchanger. In method embodiments, a flame is formed by igniting fuel and air, the flame is directed through the flame shaper, and the flame is then directed into a heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Gort, Stephen Stewart Hancock, Wayne N. Kraft
  • Patent number: 10772466
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a grill is provided. The grill can include a grill cart and a burner box. The grill cart configured to be transitioned between an upright state and a folded state. The coupling between a first side frame and a base is located in a first plane that is substantially parallel with a plane defined by a bottom plate of the base, and the coupling between a second side frame and the bottom plate of the base is located in a second plane that is substantially parallel with the plane defined by the bottom plate. The first plane is located a first distance away from the plane defined by the bottom plate and the second plane is located a second distance away from the plane defined by the bottom plate. The first distance is not equivalent to the second distance. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OHC IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. O'Shaughnessy, James A. Mitlyng, Thomas E. Mckinney
  • Patent number: 10775038
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a gaseous medium comprising steam, said steam being produced from a first fluid medium separated from the exhaust gas from combustion of a fuel in a steam generating step, said fuel being provided for burning for providing energy for heating said first fluid medium, comprising the steps of mixing the steam thus produced with exhaust gas from combustion of said fuel; and supplying at least one chemical substance different from air and water to said steam and exhaust gas mixture. The invention also relates to a device for producing a gaseous medium comprising steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Steamex Group Sverige AB
    Inventor: Michael Abrahamsson
  • Patent number: 10775079
    Abstract: The time for steam generated in a low temperature heating device to reach a saturated steam temperature is reduced a low temperature heating device configured to heat supplied water by using heat of sunlight to generate steam; a steam separation device configured to separate two-phase water-steam fluid generated in the low temperature heating device into water and steam; and a high temperature heating device configured to heat the steam separated in the steam separation device by using heat of sunlight reflected by a plurality of heliostats to generate superheated steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Shinozaki, Takahiro Marumoto, Kazuhito Koyama
  • Patent number: 10767894
    Abstract: An air register including a body having a front plate with a front surface, a rear surface, and at least one opening extending from the front surface to the rear surface, an upper air dam having a leading edge and a trailing edge, a lower air dam having a leading edge and a trailing edge, an air flow control mechanism operatively connected to the upper air dam or the lower air dam rotate both the upper air dam and the lower air dam simultaneously, and wherein the upper air dam and the lower air dam rotate in opposite directions upon operation of the air flow control mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baldwin, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 10765119
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an oven include a housing, a heating chamber positioned within the housing, at least one oven door to provide access to the heating chamber, an external nesting rack positionable on or near the housing, and a movable cook surface, the movable cook surface movable between a position within the heating chamber and a position at least partially external to the heating chamber, such that when the movable cook surface is in the position at least partially external to the heating chamber, the movable cook surface is positioned at least partially recessed below a top surface of the external nesting rack. One or more heat packs can be included to provide variable forms of heat to the heating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ovention, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Johnson, Charles J. Martis, James P. Virgin, Thomas J. Dulak, Steven Everett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10766333
    Abstract: A vehicle air-handling system includes a heat exchanger, a blower in communication with the heat exchanger, and an operable duct having driver and passenger portions that are each in communication with the heat exchanger and the blower. When the blower is activated, the driver portion continuously delivers blower air and the passenger portion selectively delivers blower air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Fusco, Jennifer A. Herr-Rathke, Manfred Koberstein, Jose A. Nava, Steven M. Kahrs
  • Patent number: 10767857
    Abstract: A burner unit includes first and second burner assemblies supplied with a gas mixture via first and second valves, respectively. A first valve control assembly controls the first and second valves between open and closed positions. Third and fourth burner assemblies of the burner unit are supplied with a gas mixture via third and fourth valves, respectively. A second valve control assembly controls the third and fourth valves between open and closed positions. The first and second valve control assemblies are separate assemblies that are configured to cooperate to simultaneously provide a gas mixture to the first, second, third and fourth burner assemblies in respective high power settings of the first and second valve control assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Victor H. Manrique, Victor Gerardo Caloca, Ana Katia Silva, Tao Geng
  • Patent number: 10759252
    Abstract: A cooling and heating system of a battery for a vehicle is provided. The system includes a battery module that provides driving energy to the vehicle and an electric component that drives the vehicle using the driving energy of the battery module. An air passage unit of the system includes a radiator disposed therein, a first flow path through which the air passing through the electric component of the vehicle is introduced, a second flow path through which the air passing through the radiator is discharged to the outside of the vehicle, and a door that for selectively opens and closes the first flow path and the second flow path. A controller operates the door to open or close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Shin Lee, Man Ju Oh, So Yoon Park, Jae Woong Kim, So La Chung
  • Patent number: 10753604
    Abstract: In a method for the combustion management in firing installations, in which a primary combustion gas quantity is conveyed through the fuel into a primary combustion area, part of the waste gas flow is extracted in the rear grate area and returned to the combustion process in the form of internal recirculation gas. In this case, no secondary combustion air is supplied between the grate and the supply of the internal recirculation gas. A firing installation for carrying out this method features nozzles above the firing grate such that no air supply is arranged between the firing grate and the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Martin GmbH fuer Umwelt-und Energietechnik
    Inventors: Robert Von Raven, Johannes Martin