Patents by Inventor Kenneth P. Mortensen

Kenneth P. Mortensen 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).

  • Publication number: 20210018283
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cooling tower. The cooling tower includes a fill media, a water distribution system to distribute water to the fill media, a basin to collect the water, and a shield disposed within the tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Mortensen, Joseph B. Evans, Robert A. Negless
  • Publication number: 20200363144
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cooling tower having a fill media, water distribution system, plenum, and an ultraviolet (UV) light emitter. The water distribution system distributes water to the fill media. A flow of air passes through the fill media and past a flow of the water and out of the cooling tower via an outlet. The plenum is defined by a volume between the fill media and the outlet. The UV light emitter is disposed in the plenum and configured to inactivate or kill organisms in a drift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Mortensen, Joseph Evans
  • Patent number: 10309734
    Abstract: A cooling tower having an evaporative media along with a liquid distribution system that distributes hot liquid over the evaporative media. The cooling tower includes a pair of heat exchanger modules that each have a first set of passageways in fluid communication with a first flow duct and a second set of passageways in fluid communication with a second flow duct. The heat exchanger module transfers heat from a first air stream into a second air stream. The cooling tower further includes a first bypass flow path that extends between the first heat exchanger module and the second heat exchanger module whereby a bypass door regulates airflow there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Kenneth P. Mortensen, Craig J. Hickman
  • Patent number: 10222146
    Abstract: A cooling tower having an evaporative media along with a liquid distribution system that distributes hot liquid over the evaporative media. The cooling tower includes a pair of heat exchanger modules that each have a first set of passageways in fluid communication with a first flow duct and a second set of passageways in fluid communication with a second flow duct. The heat exchanger module transfers heat from a first air stream into a second air stream. The cooling tower further includes a first bypass flow path that extends between the first heat exchanger module and the second heat exchanger module whereby a bypass door regulates airflow there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Kenneth P. Mortensen, Craig J. Hickman
  • Publication number: 20150069643
    Abstract: A cooling tower having an evaporative media along with a liquid distribution system that distributes hot liquid over the evaporative media. The cooling tower includes a pair of heat exchanger modules that each have a first set of passageways in fluid communication with a first flow duct and a second set of passageways in fluid communication with a second flow duct. The heat exchanger module transfers heat from a first air stream into a second air stream. The cooling tower further includes a first bypass flow path that extends between the first heat exchanger module and the second heat exchanger module whereby a bypass door regulates airflow there through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Eldon F. MOCKRY, Kenneth P. MORTENSEN, Craig J. HICKMAN
  • Publication number: 20150068708
    Abstract: A cooling tower having an evaporative media along with a liquid distribution system that distributes hot liquid over the evaporative media. The cooling tower includes a pair of heat exchanger modules that each have a first set of passageways in fluid communication with a first flow duct and a second set of passageways in fluid communication with a second flow duct. The heat exchanger module transfers heat from a first air stream into a second air stream. The cooling tower further includes a first bypass flow path that extends between the first heat exchanger module and the second heat exchanger module whereby a bypass door regulates airflow there through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Kenneth P. Mortensen, Craig J. Hickman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140252664
    Abstract: A fill pack assembly and method for assembling a fill pack from individual sheets utilizes integrally bonded sheet pairs. Each sheet pair is a pair of two individual adjacent fill sheets which have been bonded together via any suitable bonding method. A plurality of the thus formed sheet pairs can then be attached together to form an entire fill pack or portion of a fill pack. Such fill packs are useful in heat exchange devices such as industrial cooling towers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Eldon F. MOCKRY, Ohler L. Kinney, JR., Kenneth P. MORTENSEN, Glenn S. BRENNEKE
  • 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: 20140246793
    Abstract: A fill pack assembly and method for assembling a fill pack from individual sheets utilizes integrally bonded sheet pairs. Each sheet pair is a pair of two individual adjacent fill sheets which have been bonded together via any suitable bonding method. A plurality of the thus formed sheet pairs can then be attached together to form an entire fill pack or portion of a fill pack. Such fill packs are useful in heat exchange devices such as industrial cooling towers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Eldon F. MOCKRY, Ohler L. KINNEY, JR., Kenneth P. MORTENSEN, Glenn S. BRENNEKE
  • Patent number: 8771457
    Abstract: A fill pack assembly and method for assembling a fill pack from individual sheets utilizes integrally bonded sheet pairs. Each sheet pair is a pair of two individual adjacent fill sheets which have been bonded together via any suitable bonding method. A plurality of the thus formed sheet pairs can then be attached together to form an entire fill pack or portion of a fill pack. Such fill packs are useful in heat exchange devices such as industrial cooling towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Glenn S. Brenneke
  • 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
  • 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: 20120319312
    Abstract: A fill pack assembly and method for assembling a fill pack from individual sheets utilizes integrally bonded sheet pairs. Each sheet pair is a pair of two individual adjacent fill sheets which have been bonded together via any suitable bonding method. A plurality of the thus formed sheet pairs can then be attached together to form an entire fill pack or portion of a fill pack. Such fill packs are useful in heat exchange devices such as industrial cooling towers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: SPX COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, JR., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Glenn S. Brenneke
  • Publication number: 20100159209
    Abstract: A fill pack assembly and method for assembling a fill pack from individual sheets utilizes integrally bonded sheet pairs. Each sheet pair is a pair of two individual adjacent fill sheets which have been bonded together via any suitable bonding method. A plurality of the thus formed sheet pairs can then be attached together to form an entire fill pack or portion of a fill pack. Such fill packs are useful in heat exchange devices such as industrial cooling towers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, JR., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Glenn S. Brenneke
  • Patent number: 7237769
    Abstract: A heat exchange apparatus for a cooling tower having first and second corrugated film, fill sheets. Each film fill sheet includes a plurality of arch shaped dimple features oriented to forms various rows of the arch shaped dimple features. The first and second sheet are connected wherein the spacing between the sheets is equal to approximately 1.0 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Patent number: 5585047
    Abstract: A fire resistant industrial water cooling tower (20) is disclosed having normally closed passive vent structure (28) which vents the interior of the tower (20) above the area which is undergoing combustion to enhance suppression of the fire. The vent area is dependent upon the location and extent of the fire. The vent structure (28) comprises means presenting a series of vent openings which are closed by a component (88) that responds to flames and/or hot products of combustion to move out of blocking relationship to the opening thus venting the interior of the tower. In preferred embodiments, the vent includes a panel member (82) having a series of openings (83) therein which are either covered or blocked by a synthetic resin member (88) formed of a material which will burn and has a relatively low melt temperature thereby causing the material to either burn or rapidly melt when subjected to flames and/or hot products of combustion resulting from a fire in a part of the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: The Marley Cooling Tower Company
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Mortensen, Ronald D. Forest, John W. Rellihan
  • Patent number: D567343
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Glenn S. Brenneke, Eldon F. Mockry