Patents by Inventor Chin-Kuang Luo

Chin-Kuang Luo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8354780
    Abstract: A lamp device includes: a housing formed with heat-dissipating holes; a conductive connecting head mounted on a first side of the housing; a heat-conducting member mounted on a second side of the housing opposite to the first side, and having opposite first and second side surfaces; a lighting unit thermally contacting and mounted on the first side surface of the heat-conducting member, and covered by a transparent body; and a heat-dissipating layer made of an infrared radiating material. The heat-dissipating layer is disposed on and is in thermal contact with the second side surface of the heat-conducting member. Heat generated by the lighting unit is transmitted by the first heat-conducting member to the heat-dissipating layer, and is dissipated by the heat-dissipating layer through the heat-dissipating holes in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Publication number: 20110259549
    Abstract: A heat dissipating device includes a heat sink and an oscillation unit. The oscillation unit is disposed in the heat sink, and includes an oscillation element, and a liquid that surrounds the oscillation element and that transmits an oscillation movement of the oscillation element to the heat sink to generate a resonant oscillation and to thereby enhance heat dissipation. By virtue of the high-frequency resonant oscillation generated in the heat sink, infrared radiation can be dissipated quickly increasing the efficiency of heat dissipation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang LUO
  • Publication number: 20110221325
    Abstract: A lamp device includes: a housing formed with heat-dissipating holes; a conductive connecting head mounted on a first side of the housing; a heat-conducting member mounted on a second side of the housing opposite to the first side, and having opposite first and second side surfaces; a lighting unit thermally contacting and mounted on the first side surface of the heat-conducting member, and covered by a transparent body; and a heat-dissipating layer made of an infrared radiating material. The heat-dissipating layer is disposed on and is in thermal contact with the second side surface of the heat-conducting member. Heat generated by the lighting unit is transmitted by the first heat-conducting member to the heat-dissipating layer, and is dissipated by the heat-dissipating layer through the heat-dissipating holes in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang LUO
  • Publication number: 20110180246
    Abstract: A heat-dissipating device comprises a metallic layer to contact a heat source, and a layered functional unit formed on the metallic layer and including a semiconductor material and a far infrared material. Preferably, the functional unit further includes a carbon material having a large specific surface area. The heat from the metallic layer excites the electrons in the semiconductor material to jump across band gap and then release heat energy, and excites the far infrared material to radiate far infrared rays. A rapid heat dissipation rate can be achieved by increasing heat transfer area and by converting heat into far infrared rays that can be radiated away rapidly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang LUO
  • Publication number: 20110120450
    Abstract: A portable solar energy collecting device includes a container configured with an accommodating space therein and including a transparent housing. The transparent housing is formed with a vacuum chamber defined between the inner and outer surrounding walls and surrounding the accommodating space. A heat-absorbing unit is disposed in the accommodating space in the container, absorbs solar energy when the housing is irradiated by solar radiation, and converts the solar energy into thermal energy that is accumulated in the accommodating space in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Chin-Kuang Luo, Jeng-Jong Guo, Wen-Chung Tsai
  • Publication number: 20100327587
    Abstract: A fuel gas generator includes: a combustion chamber generating thermal energy through combustion of air and fuel gas therein, and supplying the thermal energy to a thermal engine such that the thermal engine is driven to generate kinetic energy that is converted into electrical energy by an electric generator; a temperature sensor for generating a sensing signal indicative of a temperature in the combustion chamber; and a controller for controlling a flow valve coupled to the combustion chamber based on the sensing signal such that the flow valve is switched to an OFF state upon detecting that the temperature is higher than a first temperature, thereby supplying the air and the fuel gas to the combustion chamber therethrough, and to an OFF-state upon detecting that the temperature is lower than a second temperature lower than the first temperature, thereby ceasing supply of the air and the fuel gas to the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang LUO
  • Publication number: 20100063707
    Abstract: A control device for a thermal engine includes: a thermal energy generator for generating thermal energy through combustion of air and fuel supplied thereto and adapted for supplying the thermal energy to the thermal engine such that the thermal engine is driven to generate a mechanical power output; a flow control device coupled to the thermal energy generator and operable to control amounts of the air and the fuel supplied to the thermal energy generator; and a control unit for controlling the flow control device to adjust the amounts of the air and the fuel supplied to the thermal energy generator based on an operating parameter of the thermal engine. A control method for the thermal engine is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Patent number: 7674437
    Abstract: An anion generating device includes an outer housing formed with air inlet and outlets as well as a heat exchanging space, a fan unit disposed in the heat exchanging space, an anion generator operable so as to generate anions near a discharge electrode unit thereof disposed between the air outlet of the outer housing and an air outlet of the fan unit, and a power control unit disposed in a receiving space in the outer housing for supplying electrical power to each of the fan unit and the anion generator by means of electrical energy converted from solar power by a solar power collecting plate mounted on a heat conductive top wall of the outer housing. The anions are impelled by air expelled by the fan unit to move outwardly of the outer housing via the air outlet of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Publication number: 20100037931
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for generating electric power using solar energy, a solar energy collecting unit collects solar energy to generate a first power. A thermoelectric semiconductor unit generates a second power from heat dissipated by the solar energy collecting unit. A circuit unit is coupled to the solar energy collecting unit and the thermoelectric semiconductor unit for receiving the first power and the second power and for providing a power output obtained from the first power and the second power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Publication number: 20100020492
    Abstract: A heat-dissipating device includes a housing having a housing wall that defines an inner space and that is formed with first and second openings. A heat source is disposed inside the inner space. A heat-conductive set is in heat-communication with the heat source inside the inner space. A heat-exchange member is in heat-communication with fins of the heat-conductive set, and includes an inner tunnel that extends from the first opening to the second opening through the inner space so as to open to ambient air. The inner tunnel is free of fluid communication with the inner space, and ambient air can flow through the inner tunnel for heat exchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang LUO
  • Publication number: 20090235968
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating electric power using thermal energy includes a thermoelectric semiconductor device having opposite first and second ceramic layers spaced apart from each other, a row of first conductive members attached spacedly to an inner surface of the first ceramic layer, a row of second conductive members attached spacedly to an inner surface of the second ceramic layer, alternately arranged P-type and N-type semiconductor elements each disposed between the first and second ceramic layers and interconnecting electrically a corresponding first conductive member and a corresponding second conductive member, and a heat insulation material filled between the first and second ceramic layers. The thermoelectric semiconductor device outputs a DC power corresponding to a difference between temperatures of the first and second ceramic layers to a circuit unit so that the circuit unit outputs a voltage output corresponding to the DC power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Publication number: 20090236078
    Abstract: A heat-dissipating device is used for dissipating heat from a plurality of heat sources. The heat-dissipating device includes a plurality of elongated thermally conductive elements each having an end adapted to thermally contact a respective one of the heat sources, and a fin structure connected to the thermally conductive elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: CHIN-KUANG LUO
  • Publication number: 20090169863
    Abstract: A method for making a heat dissipating device having an irregular porous structure includes the steps of: (a) blending a low temperature combustible solid material, a solid binder component, and a heat-conducting component to form a mixture; (b) molding the mixture to form a molded article by heating the mixture at a temperature that is higher than a melting temperature of the solid binder component, that is lower than a melting temperature of the heat-conducting component, and that is sufficiently high to burn or melt out the low temperature combustible solid material; and (c) cooling the molded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: CHIN-KUANG LUO
  • Publication number: 20090152666
    Abstract: A thermoelectric semiconductor device includes a plurality of alternating P-type and N-type semiconductor elements disposed between first and second ceramic layers, first conductor elements attached to the first ceramic layer and interconnecting cold junctions of the P-type and N-type semiconductor elements, and second conductor elements attached to the second ceramic layer and interconnecting hot junctions of the P-type and N-type semiconductor elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Patent number: 7525801
    Abstract: A computer module includes a housing having a cover defining a condenser chamber, and a heat-absorbing unit having at least one cavity body adapted to contact a heat source, and a working fluid received in the cavity body. A tubing unit is connected fluidly to the condenser chamber and the heat-absorbing unit. The working fluid flows through the tubing unit to circulate from the condenser chamber to the heat-absorbing unit by gravity and from the heat-absorbing unit to the condenser chamber by natural convection. The tubing unit forms a closed circulating loop with the heat-absorbing unit and the condenser chamber. The cover is adapted to exchange heat with external cold air so as to condense the working fluid in the condenser chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Patent number: 7438747
    Abstract: A negative ion generator includes: a flat dielectric layer having a planar surface; a plurality of conductive lines that are attached to the planar surface of the dielectric layer, and that define a plurality of ion-discharging points, respectively; and a high voltage generating circuit coupled to the conductive lines for actuating emission of electrons from the ion-discharging points of the conductive lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Publication number: 20080104964
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes upper and lower chambers, and first and second heat exchange units respectively disposed in the upper and lower chambers and respectively having first and second working fluids. The first heat exchange unit has a condenser and a first fan adapted to draw air into the upper chamber for exchange of heat with the condenser. The second heat exchange unit has an evaporator and a second fan adapted to draw air into the lower chamber for exchange of heat with the evaporator. First and second tubing units are respectively connected to the condenser and the evaporator and each has a heat exchange tube section. The heat exchange tube sections of the first and tubing units are associated with each other such that the second working fluid transfers heat to the first working fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Publication number: 20080106865
    Abstract: A computer module includes a housing having a cover defining a condenser chamber, and a heat-absorbing unit having at least one cavity body adapted to contact a heat source, and a working fluid received in the cavity body. A tubing unit is connected fluidly to the condenser chamber and the heat-absorbing unit. The working fluid flows through the tubing unit to circulate from the condenser chamber to the heat-absorbing unit by gravity and from the heat-absorbing unit to the condenser chamber by natural convection. The tubing unit forms a closed circulating loop with the heat-absorbing unit and the condenser chamber. The cover is adapted to exchange heat with external cold air so as to condense the working fluid in the condenser chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Publication number: 20080105404
    Abstract: A heat dissipating system includes a heat dissipating cavity body defining a receiving space and having a bottom wall adapted to contact a heat source, a working fluid disposed in the receiving space and adapted to absorb heat generated by the heat source, and a heat exchange unit for exchanging heat with the working fluid. The bottom wall is made of a thin metal plate, and is flexible to deform so that when the bottom wall is pressed against the heat source, the bottom wall conforms to and contacts tightly a contact surface of the heat source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo
  • Patent number: D631992
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Chin-Kuang Luo