Patents by Inventor Ohler L. Kinney, Jr.

Ohler L. Kinney, Jr. 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7431270
    Abstract: A heating tower apparatus for heating a liquid having an air flow inlet stream and a first air flow outlet and a second air flow outlet. The first air flow outlet provides a first outlet air flow stream and has a first outlet door that moves between an open position and a closed position. The second air flow outlet provides a second outlet air flow stream and has a second outlet door that moves between an open position and a closed position. The heating tower also includes a heat exchange portion having coils through which liquid to be heated flows. The heating tower is operable in a first configuration wherein the first outlet door is in the open position while the second outlet door is in the closed position. The heating is also operable in a second configuration wherein the second outlet door is in the open position while the first outlet door is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Jidong Yang, Gregory P. Hentschel, Jason Stratman, Glenn S. Brenneke, Darrin Ray Clubine, James Douglas Randall, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7320458
    Abstract: A method for heating a fluid using a heating tower. The method includes the steps of drawing an air stream into the heating tower through an inlet and passing the air stream over a series of coils. The method for heating a fluid also includes discharging the air stream from the heating tower through an outlet and isolating the inlet air stream from the outlet air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Jidong Yang, Gregory P. Hentschel, Jason Stratman, Glenn S. Brenneke, Darrin Ray Clubine, James Douglas Randall, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7296413
    Abstract: A power generating system having a liquid natural gas (LNG) vaporization circuit and an energy generating circuit. The LNG vaporization circuit includes a heat exchange assembly and a heating tower connected to the heat exchange assembly. The LNG vaporization circuit also includes a LNG vessel connected to the heat exchange assembly. The energy generating circuit includes a gas turbine connected to the heating tower along with a first electrical generator connect to the gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Marley Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn S. Brenneke, Jason Stratman, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Eldon F. Mockry, Gregory P. Hentschel, Darrin Ray Clubine, Jidong Yang
  • 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: 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: 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: 7137623
    Abstract: A method for heating a fluid using a heating tower. The method includes the steps of drawing an air stream into the heating tower through an inlet and passing the air stream over a fill medium. The method for heating a fluid also includes passing a fluid over the fill medium along with discharging the air stream from the heating tower through an outlet. The method further includes isolating the inlet air stream from the outlet air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Jidong Yang, Gregory P. Hentschel, Jason Stratman, Glenn S. Brenneke, Darrin Ray Clubine, James Douglas Randall, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr.
  • 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
  • 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