Patents by Inventor Kathryn L. Pullen

Kathryn L. Pullen 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: 9062470
    Abstract: A system for increasing a cooling capacity of a cooling tower includes a shell extension and a tensioner. The shell extension is to extend a height of the cooling tower. The tensioner is to provide a tensioning force from the shell extension to a base of the cooling tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon Mockry, Eric Rasmussen, Kathryn L. Pullen
  • Publication number: 20140373466
    Abstract: A system for increasing a cooling capacity of a cooling tower includes a shell extension and a tensioner. The shell extension is to extend a height of the cooling tower. The tensioner is to provide a tensioning force from the shell extension to a base of the cooling tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Eldon Mockry, Eric Rasmussen, Kathryn L. Pullen
  • Patent number: 8833741
    Abstract: A sheet for use in a heat exchange apparatus. The sheet includes a first vertical rib that extends generally parallel to the vertical axis of the heat exchange apparatus. The sheet also includes a second vertical rib that extends, substantially all the way between the first and second edges of the sheet generally parallel to the first vertical rib. The sheet further includes a first horizontal rib that extends substantially all the way between the third and fourth edges of the sheet. The sheet additionally includes a second horizontal rib that extends substantially all the way between the third and fourth edges of the sheet generally parallel to the first horizontal rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Kathryn L. Pullen, Robert W. Petterson, William M. Roth, Jidong Yang
  • Patent number: 8827249
    Abstract: A sheet for use in a heat exchange apparatus. The sheet includes a first vertical rib that extends in a first direction and protrudes in a second direction out of the plane. The sheet also includes a second vertical rib that extends in the first direction along the sheet, between the first and second edges of the sheet. The second vertical rib also protrudes in the second direction out of the plane. The sheet further includes a first horizontal rib that extends in a third direction along the sheet between the third and fourth edges of the sheet, and protrudes in a fourth direction opposite said second direction. The sheet additionally includes a second horizontal rib that extends in the third direction along the sheet between the third and fourth edges of the sheet. The second horizontal rib protrudes in a fourth direction and intersects said second vertical rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jidong Yang, Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Kathryn L. Pullen, Robert W. Petterson, William M. Roth
  • Publication number: 20130113127
    Abstract: A sheet for use in a heat exchange apparatus. The sheet includes a first vertical rib that extends in a first direction and protrudes in a second direction out of the plane. The sheet also includes a second vertical rib that extends in the first direction along the sheet, between the first and second edges of the sheet. The second vertical rib also protrudes in the second direction out of the plane. The sheet further includes a first horizontal rib that extends in a third direction along the sheet between the third and fourth edges of the sheet, and protrudes in a fourth direction opposite said second direction. The sheet additionally includes a second horizontal rib that extends in the third direction along the sheet between the third and fourth edges of the sheet. The second horizontal rib protrudes in a fourth direction and intersects said second vertical rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jidong YANG, Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, JR., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Kathryn L. Pullen, Robert W. Petterson, William M. Roth
  • Publication number: 20130113126
    Abstract: A sheet for use in a heat exchange apparatus. The sheet includes a first vertical rib that extends generally parallel to the vertical axis of the heat exchange apparatus. The sheet also includes a second vertical rib that extends, substantially all the way between the first and second edges of the sheet generally parallel to the first vertical rib. The sheet further includes a first horizontal rib that extends substantially all the way between the third and fourth edges of the sheet. The sheet additionally includes a second horizontal rib that extends substantially all the way between the third and fourth edges of the sheet generally parallel to the first horizontal rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, JR., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Kathryn L. Pullen, Robert W. Petterson, William M. Roth, Jidong Yang
  • Patent number: 7850150
    Abstract: A support grid having a longitudinal axis, having a frame. The frame includes a series of columns that extend generally parallel to the longitudinal axis and a series of girts that intersect the series of columns to form a plurality of windows. The support grid also includes a first retainer integral with the frame. The first retainer extends from the frame into at least one of the plurality of windows at a first axial location. The support grid also includes slider portions that extend in opposed relation for the frame into the at least one plurality of windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kathryn L. Pullen
  • Patent number: 7559541
    Abstract: A heat exchange splash bar for evaporative cooling. The splash bar includes a first serrated base along with a second serrated base. The splash bar additionally includes a first side wall connected to the first serrated base that extends at an angle away from the first serrated base, that includes a plurality of apertures disposed thereon. A second side wall is connected to the second serrated base that also extends at an angle away from the second serrated base. The second side wall additionally includes a plurality of apertures disposed thereon. The heat exchange splash bar additionally includes a top wall that extends between the first side wall and the second side wall, wherein said top wall includes a plurality of openings having fingers extending therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Beltz, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kathryn L. Pullen, Jason Stratman, Glenn S. Brenneke, Larry F. Burdick, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Publication number: 20080073801
    Abstract: A heat exchange splash bar for evaporative cooling. The splash bar includes a first serrated base along with a second serrated base. The splash bar additionally includes a first side wall connected to the first serrated base that extends at an angle away from the first serrated base, that includes a plurality of apertures disposed thereon. A second side wall is connected to the second serrated base that also extends at an angle away from the second serrated base. The second side wall additionally includes a plurality of apertures disposed thereon. The heat exchange splash bar additionally includes a top wall that extends between the first side wall and the second side wall, wherein said top wall includes a plurality of openings having fingers extending therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Robert E. Beltz, Ohler L. Kinney, Kathryn L. Pullen, Jason Stratman, Glenn S. Brenneke, Larry F. Burdick, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Patent number: 7275736
    Abstract: A support grid having a longitudinal axis, having a frame. The frame includes a series of columns that extend generally parallel to the longitudinal axis and a series of girts that intersect the series of columns to form a plurality of windows. The support grid also includes a first retainer integral with the frame. The first retainer extends from the frame into at least one of the plurality of windows at a first axial location. The support grid also includes slider portions that extend in opposed relation for the frame into the at least one plurality of windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kathryn L. Pullen
  • Patent number: 7146726
    Abstract: A cross-flow cooling tower having a frame assembly that is unitarily molded from a plastic material. The frame assembly has opposing top and bottom walls along with opposing side walls and opposing ends. The side walls extend parallel to one another between the top and bottom walls. In addition, the opposing ends extend parallel to one another between the top and bottom walls. The frame assembly additionally has a vertical stack extending vertically from the top wall. The top covers of the tower extend outwardly and downwardly from the vertical stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Robert S. Glauz, Brian F. Wright, Kathryn L. Pullen, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Patent number: 6830720
    Abstract: A method for forming a top for a cooling tower having a bottom wall at least one opening therein for accommodating an air current generator. The cooling tower top additionally includes a plurality of hot liquid distributors for distributing hot liquid. The cooling tower top also includes a top wall having an opening for accommodating an air cooling generator and a liquid inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Marley Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Robert S. Glauz, Brian F. Wright, Kathryn L. Pullen, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Patent number: 6779784
    Abstract: A cross-flow cooling tower having a frame assembly that is unitarily molded from a plastic material. The frame assembly has opposing top and bottom walls along with opposing side walls and opposing ends. The side walls extend parallel to one another between the top and bottom walls. In addition, the opposing ends extend parallel to one another between the top and bottom walls. The frame assembly additionally has a vertical stack extending vertically from the top wall. The top covers of the tower extend outwardly and downwardly from the vertical stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Marley Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Robert S. Glauz, Brian F. Wright, Kathryn L. Pullen, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Publication number: 20040155370
    Abstract: A top for a cooling tower having a bottom wall at least one opening therein for accommodating an air current generator. The cooling tower top additionally includes a plurality of hot liquid distributors for distributing hot liquid. The cooling tower top also includes a top wall having an opening for accommodating an air cooling generator and a liquid inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: Marley Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Robert S. Glauz, Brian F. Wright, Kathryn L. Pullen, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Publication number: 20040155369
    Abstract: A cross-flow cooling tower having a frame assembly that is unitarily molded from a plastic material. The frame assembly has opposing top and bottom walls along with opposing side walls and opposing ends. The side walls extend parallel to one another between the top and bottom walls. In addition, the opposing ends extend parallel to one another between the top and bottom walls. The frame assembly additionally has a vertical stack extending vertically from the top wall. The top covers of the tower extend outwardly and downwardly from the vertical stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: Marley Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Roberts S. Glauz, Brian F. Wright, Kathryn L. Pullen, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Patent number: 6736374
    Abstract: A top for a cooling tower having a bottom wall at least one opening therein for accommodating an air current generator. The cooling tower top additionally includes a plurality of hot liquid distributors for distributing hot liquid. The cooling tower top also includes a top wall having an opening for accommodating an air cooling generator and a liquid inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Marley Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Robert S. Glauz, Brian F. Wright, Kathryn L. Pullen, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Publication number: 20030085477
    Abstract: A top for a cooling tower having a bottom wall at least one opening therein for accommodating an air current generator. The cooling tower top additionally includes a plurality of hot liquid distributors for distributing hot liquid. The cooling tower top also includes a top wall having an opening for accommodating an air cooling generator and a liquid inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: The Marley Cooling Tower Company
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Robert S. Glauz, Brian F. Wright, Kathryn L. Pullen, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Publication number: 20030085476
    Abstract: A cross-flow cooling tower having a frame assembly that is unitarily molded from a plastic material. The frame assembly has opposing top and bottom walls along with opposing side walls and opposing ends. The side walls extend parallel to one another between the top and bottom walls. In addition, the opposing ends extend parallel to one another between the top and bottom walls. The frame assembly additionally has a vertical stack extending vertically from the top wall. The top covers of the tower extend outwardly and downwardly from the vertical stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: The Marley Cooling Tower Company
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Robert S. Glauz, Brian F. Wright, Kathryn L. Pullen, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Patent number: D547428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kathryn L. Pullen, Eldon F. Mockry