Patents by Inventor John H. Bean

John H. Bean 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: 10317151
    Abstract: A water collection system is provided for an indirect evaporative cooler. The water collection system includes a housing having an open bottom, a front wall, a back wall, and two end walls, which together define an interior region of the housing. The water collection system further includes a plurality of tube assemblies each extending through one of the front wall and the back wall of the housing and disposed within the interior region of the housing. The water collection system further includes a plurality of panel assemblies disposed within the interior region of the housing above the plurality of tube assemblies. Each panel assembly is associated with a respective tube assembly to channel fluid to the tube assembly. A method of collecting and distributing water within an indirect evaporative cooler configured to spray water on a heat exchanger is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: John H. Bean, Jr., Roy L. Grantham, Ozan Tutunoglu
  • Publication number: 20190107332
    Abstract: An indirect evaporative cooling system includes a frame, a heat exchanger core, a supply fan to move indoor return air inside the heat exchanger core, an exhaust fan to move air over the heat exchanger core in a direction perpendicular to the indoor return air, a water collection and management system disposed within the frame below the heat exchanger core to collect water sprayed onto the heat exchanger core, and a water spray system positioned above the heat exchanger core to supply water that is evenly distributed to a top surface of the heat exchanger core. The water spray system includes at least one water spray assembly having an enclosure with a surface, and at least two spray nozzles configured to spray water on a portion of the top surface of the heat exchanger core. Each spray nozzle is configured to produce a flat, fan-shaped spray pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob Joseph Rede, John H. Bean, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190107344
    Abstract: An indirect evaporative cooling system includes a frame, a heat exchanger core, a supply fan to move indoor return air inside the heat exchanger core, and an outdoor exhaust fan supported by the frame to draw outdoor air over the heat exchanger core in a direction perpendicular to the indoor return air. The system further includes a water spray system positioned above the heat exchanger core to spray water over the heat exchanger core, and a water collection and management system disposed below the heat exchanger core to collect water sprayed onto the heat exchanger core. The water collection and management system includes a water basin configured to contain fluid. The water basin is configured to include an operational water volume and a water reserve volume which together define a total usable water volume, and includes a water height set point to define the water reserve volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob Joseph Rede, John H. Bean, JR.
  • Patent number: 10247461
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are aspects and embodiments of an air conditioning system and a method of operating the air conditioning system. In one example, an air conditioning system includes a compressor selectively operated by a first power source and a second power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel J. Rohr, John H. Bean, Jr., Kevin M. Kemper
  • Patent number: 10244664
    Abstract: A modular cooling system configured to treat IT air generated by a data center includes a frame and a plurality of cooling sub-system modules supported by the frame. The plurality of cooling sub-system modules are configured to operate in parallel to achieve total cooling effect or a lesser cooling effect with some level of redundancy within the data center. Each cooling sub-system module includes a housing configured to support cooling equipment, an air-to-air heat exchanger supported by the housing to cool IT air generated by the data center, the air-to-air heat exchanger having at least one tube configured to direct IT from one end of the air-to-air heat exchanger to an opposite end of the air-to-air heat exchanger and configured so that outdoor air circulates around the at least one tube, and a mechanical cooling system supported by the housing. The mechanical cooling system is configured to receive IT air treated by the air-to-air heat exchanger and to provide further cooling to the treated IT air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventor: John H. Bean, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10072901
    Abstract: A method for constructing a module of a modular cooling unit includes acquiring a plurality of tubes, each tube having a first end and a second end, and overmolding a first header onto the first ends of the plurality of tubes to form a watertight connection between the first header and the first ends of the plurality of tubes, the first header having a plurality of parallel first slots, each slot of the parallel first slots having an extended surface configured to receive and retain the first end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ozan Tutunoglu, John H. Bean, Jr., Mohammed Adil, Roy L. Grantham
  • Patent number: 10072865
    Abstract: A method of minimizing compressor use in an HVAC system for an IT space includes configuring an HVAC system to cool an IT space, providing a control system to operate the HVAC system, the control system having software configured to calculate economization mode minimum achievable X-Factor for a predetermined period of time, providing at least one parameter to the control system, the at least one parameter including X-Factor history and period weather forecast(s), setting temperature set points for each forecast interval, and analyzing the temperature set points according to maximum and minimum temperature parameters for the IT space, with intervals with set points violating the maximum temperature parameter being designated as intervals for which the compressor will operate while intervals with set points violating the minimum temperature parameter are assigned the minimum temperature set point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Bushmeyer, John H. Bean, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180245864
    Abstract: A water collection system is provided for an indirect evaporative cooler. The water collection system includes a housing having an open bottom, a front wall, a back wall, and two end walls, which together define an interior region of the housing. The water collection system further includes a plurality of tube assemblies each extending through one of the front wall and the back wall of the housing and disposed within the interior region of the housing. The water collection system further includes a plurality of panel assemblies disposed within the interior region of the housing above the plurality of tube assemblies. Each panel assembly is associated with a respective tube assembly to channel fluid to the tube assembly. A method of collecting and distributing water within an indirect evaporative cooler configured to spray water on a heat exchanger is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: John H. Bean, JR., Roy L. Grantham, Ozan Tutunoglu
  • Patent number: 9970719
    Abstract: A water collection system is provided for an indirect evaporative cooler. The water collection system includes a housing having an open bottom, a front wall, a back wall, and two end walls, which together define an interior region of the housing. The water collection system further includes a plurality of tube assemblies each extending through one of the front wall and the back wall of the housing and disposed within the interior region of the housing. The water collection system further includes a plurality of panel assemblies disposed within the interior region of the housing above the plurality of tube assemblies. Each panel assembly is associated with a respective tube assembly to channel fluid to the tube assembly. A method of collecting and distributing water within an indirect evaporative cooler configured to spray water on a heat exchanger is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: John H. Bean, Jr., Roy L. Grantham, Ozan Tutunoglu
  • Patent number: 9845977
    Abstract: A cooling system includes a condenser and first and second cooling circuits. The condenser is configured to condense refrigerant to a liquid. The first cooling circuit includes a direct expansion valve coupled to the condenser, a first evaporator coil coupled to the direct expansion valve, and a compressor coupled to the first evaporator coil. The first cooling circuit receives at least a first portion of the liquid refrigerant and output first refrigerant vapor, and the compressor receives the first refrigerant vapor and output a compressor refrigerant output to the condenser. The second cooling circuit includes a pump coupled to the condenser, an economizer valve coupled to the pump, and a second evaporator coil coupled to the economizer valve. The second cooling circuit receives at least a second portion of the liquid refrigerant and output a second vapor refrigerant to the condenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: John H. Bean, Jr., Zhihai Gordon Dong
  • Publication number: 20170299209
    Abstract: A method of minimizing compressor use in an HVAC system for an IT space includes configuring an HVAC system to cool an IT space, providing a control system to operate the HVAC system, the control system having software configured to calculate economization mode minimum achievable X-Factor for a predetermined period of time, providing at least one parameter to the control system, the at least one parameter including X-Factor history and period weather forecast(s), setting temperature set points for each forecast interval, and analyzing the temperature set points according to maximum and minimum temperature parameters for the IT space, with intervals with set points violating the maximum temperature parameter being designated as intervals for which the compressor will operate while intervals with set points violating the minimum temperature parameter are assigned the minimum temperature set point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph Bushmeyer, John H. Bean, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170067703
    Abstract: A water collection system is provided for an indirect evaporative cooler. The water collection system includes a housing having an open bottom, a front wall, a back wall, and two end walls, which together define an interior region of the housing. The water collection system further includes a plurality of tube assemblies each extending through one of the front wall and the back wall of the housing and disposed within the interior region of the housing. The water collection system further includes a plurality of panel assemblies disposed within the interior region of the housing above the plurality of tube assemblies. Each panel assembly is associated with a respective tube assembly to channel fluid to the tube assembly. A method of collecting and distributing water within an indirect evaporative cooler configured to spray water on a heat exchanger is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: John H. Bean, JR., Roy L. Grantham, Ozan Tutunoglu
  • Patent number: 9451731
    Abstract: A method of manipulating a cooling system of a data center includes designing a cooling system to address cooling needs in the data center, selecting components for the cooling system including one or more distribution boxes adapted to distribute coolant, one or more cooling racks, and flexible tubing to connect the one or more distribution boxes to the one or more cooling racks, assembling the components for the cooling system in the data center, operating the cooling system, identifying hot spots within the data center, and adjusting the location of one or more cooling racks in the data center based on the indentified hot spots in the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Neil Rasmussen, John H. Bean, Jr., Greg R. Uhrhan, Scott D. Buell
  • Publication number: 20160161166
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are aspects and embodiments of an air conditioning system and a method of operating the air conditioning system. In one example, an air conditioning system includes a compressor selectively operated by a first power source and a second power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel J. Rohr, John H. Bean, JR., Kevin M. Kemper
  • Publication number: 20160146552
    Abstract: A method for constructing a module of a modular cooling unit includes acquiring a plurality of tubes, each tube having a first end and a second end, and overmolding a first header onto the first ends of the plurality of tubes to form a watertight connection between the first header and the first ends of the plurality of tubes, the first header having a plurality of parallel first slots, each slot of the parallel first slots having an extended surface configured to receive and retain the first end of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Ozan Tutunoglu, John H. Bean, Jr., Mohammed Adil, Roy L. Grantham
  • Patent number: 9274019
    Abstract: A system for measuring hot or cold aisle containment air leakage in a data center includes a plurality of equipment enclosures arranged in a first row and a second row, a plurality of panels cooperatively arranged with the plurality of equipment enclosures to form an air containment region, and a conduit mounted within the air containment region and sealed at each end, the conduit having an orifice and a plurality of openings distributed at substantially uniform intervals along a length of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: John H. Bean, Jr., Zhihai Gordon Dong
  • Publication number: 20150305207
    Abstract: A modular cooling system configured to treat IT air generated by a data center includes a frame and a plurality of cooling sub-system modules supported by the frame. The plurality of cooling sub-system modules are configured to operate in parallel to achieve total cooling effect or a lesser cooling effect with some level of redundancy within the data center. Each cooling sub-system module includes a housing configured to support cooling equipment, an air-to-air heat exchanger supported by the housing to cool IT air generated by the data center, the air-to-air heat exchanger having at least one tube configured to direct IT from one end of the air-to-air heat exchanger to an opposite end of the air-to-air heat exchanger and configured so that outdoor air circulates around the at least one tube, and a mechanical cooling system supported by the housing. The mechanical cooling system is configured to receive IT air treated by the air-to-air heat exchanger and to provide further cooling to the treated IT air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventor: John H. Bean, JR.
  • Patent number: 9115916
    Abstract: A method of calculating net sensible cooling capacity of a cooling unit includes measuring a discharge pressure from of fluid from a compressor and a suction pressure from an evaporator, calculating a condensing temperature of fluid flowing from the compressor and an evaporating temperature of fluid flowing from the evaporator, calculating a mass flow rate of fluid flowing from the compressor, calculating enthalpy of fluid flowing from the compressor, of fluid flowing from the thermal expansion valve, and of fluid flowing from the evaporator, calculating a mass flow rate of fluid flowing through the hot gas bypass valve, and calculating net sensible cooling capacity. Embodiments of cooling units and other methods are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ozan Tutunoglu, John H. Bean, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9080802
    Abstract: A backup cooling storage system comprising at least one cooling and storage unit configured to cool a liquid supply using a quantity of cooled material when a main chiller of the liquid supply is not operational, and at least one chilling element configured to generate the quantity of cooled material for the at least one cooling and storage unit when the main chiller of the liquid supply is operational. Additional embodiments and methods are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventor: John H. Bean, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9072201
    Abstract: A modular cooling system configured to treat IT air generated by a data center includes a frame and a plurality of cooling sub-system modules supported by the frame. The plurality of cooling sub-system modules are configured to operate in parallel to achieve total cooling effect or a lesser cooling effect with some level of redundancy within the data center. Each cooling sub-system module includes a housing configured to support cooling equipment, an air-to-air heat exchanger supported by the housing to cool IT air generated by the data center, the air-to-air heat exchanger having at least one tube configured to direct IT from one end of the air-to-air heat exchanger to an opposite end of the air-to-air heat exchanger and configured so that outdoor air circulates around the at least one tube, and a mechanical cooling system supported by the housing. The mechanical cooling system is configured to receive IT air treated by the air-to-air heat exchanger and to provide further cooling to the treated IT air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventor: John H. Bean, Jr.