Patents by Inventor Nigel C. Rowe

Nigel C. Rowe 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: 6938679
    Abstract: A heat transport apparatus comprises an evaporator saddle having a pair of bores for housing two evaporators. The apparatus also comprises a condenser saddle having a pair of bores defining two condensers. One embodiment comprises a first loop heat pipe having a first condenser in fluid communication with a first evaporator, and a second loop heat pipe having a second condenser in fluid communication with a second evaporator. The two loop heat pipes share a single evaporator saddle and a single condenser saddle. A continuous conductance heat pipe may be placed in contact with either the evaporator saddle or the condenser saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Calvin H. Ito, Nigel C. Rowe
  • Patent number: 5506032
    Abstract: A structural panel has thin inner and outer facesheets bonded to a lightweight structural interior core of a honeycomb material. The inner facesheet is for receiving equipment that generates heat to be dissipated and the outer facesheet is adapted to dissipate such heat, such as by radiation. A plurality of closely-spaced heat pipes interior to the panel are thermally coupled to each other and to the inner facesheet for receiving heat from the equipment mounted thereon. A plurality of spaced-apart heat pipes interior to the panel are at about right angles to the closely-spaced heat pipes and are thermally coupled to the outer facesheet and to the closely-spaced heat pipes proximate their intersections therewith. Heat to be dissipated flows along short, direct and efficient paths from the equipment to the inner facesheet, to the closely-spaced heat pipes, to the spaced-apart heat pipes and to the outer facesheet from whence it is dissipated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Martin Marietta Corporation
    Inventor: Nigel C. Rowe