Patents by Inventor Pierpaolo Barbato

Pierpaolo Barbato 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: 10168061
    Abstract: A conditioning system of the free cooling type for environments and particularly for computing centers, which comprises: a conditioning unit of the free cooling type provided with an evaporative cooler using water, first fans, for the exit to the outside environment of a stream of warm air in output from said conditioning unit, second fans for emitting cool, conditioned air from said conditioning unit, elements for accumulating reserve water which are interconnected to the conditioning unit, a detector for detecting the presence of a flow of water in input to the accumulation elements, which are interconnected with an electronic unit for the control and management of the conditioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: EMERSON NETWORK POWER S.R.L.
    Inventor: Pierpaolo Barbato
  • Patent number: 10154615
    Abstract: A conditioning unit of the indirect free cooling type, particularly for conditioning computing centers, of the type comprising: an air/air heat exchanger, inside which two air flows, exchange heat: a primary air flow from and toward an environment to be air-conditioned, and a secondary air flow, or process flow, drawn from outside, first fans for moving the primary air flow, second fans for moving the secondary air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: EMERSON NETWORK POWER S.R.L.
    Inventor: Pierpaolo Barbato
  • Patent number: 9980413
    Abstract: A cooling system has a cabinet and a plurality of separate cooling stages including an upstream cooling stage and a downstream cooling stage. At least the upstream cooling state is a variable capacity cooling stage. Each cooling stage has a cooling circuit. Evaporators of the cooling circuits are arranged in the cabinet so that air passes over them in serial fashion. A controller when a Call for Cooling first reaches a point where cooling is needed, operating the upstream cooling circuit to provide cooling and not the downstream cooling circuit. When the Call for Cooling has increased to a second point, the controller additionally operates the downstream cooling circuit to provide cooling. The cooling capacity at which the upstream cooling circuit is being operated is less than its full capacity when the Call for Cooling reaches the second point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Liebert Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Judge, Timothy J. Schrader, Stephen Sillato, Roger Noll, Gary A. Helmink, Pierpaolo Barbato, Giuseppe Dalla Mana, Lou Monnier, Zhiyong Lin, Benedict J. Dolcich, Daniel J. Schutte, Greg Haggy
  • Publication number: 20160381826
    Abstract: A conditioning unit of the free cooling type, particularly for conditioning computing centers, of the type comprising: a water evaporation device for cooling a conditioning air flow; fans for moving the conditioning air flow; an auxiliary electric power supply unit; elements for detecting and signaling a type of electric power supply that is active, whether from an electrical grid or from the auxiliary power supply unit, elements for measuring the electric power absorbed by the conditioning unit, an electronic control and management unit, preset to control the fans in order to limit the speed and power absorption of each one of the fans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: EMERSON NETWORK POWER S.R.L.
    Inventor: Pierpaolo BARBATO
  • Publication number: 20160150682
    Abstract: A conditioning unit of the indirect free cooling type, particularly for conditioning computing centers, of the type comprising: an air/air heat exchanger, inside which two air flows, exchange heat: a primary air flow from and toward an environment to be air-conditioned, and a secondary air flow, or process flow, drawn from outside, first fans for moving the primary air flow, second fans for moving the secondary air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: EMERSON NETWORK POWER S.R.L.
    Inventor: Pierpaolo BARBATO
  • Publication number: 20160131375
    Abstract: A conditioning system of the free cooling type for environments and particularly for computing centers, which comprises: a conditioning unit of the free cooling type provided with an evaporative cooler using water, first fans, for the exit to the outside environment of a stream of warm air in output from said conditioning unit, second fans for emitting cool, conditioned air from said conditioning unit, elements for accumulating reserve water which are interconnected to the conditioning unit, a detector for detecting the presence of a flow of water in input to the accumulation elements, which are interconnected with an electronic unit for the control and management of the conditioning system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: EMERSON NETWORK POWER S.R.L.
    Inventor: Pierpaolo BARBATO
  • Publication number: 20150230367
    Abstract: A cooling system has a cabinet and a plurality of separate cooling stages including an upstream cooling stage and a downstream cooling stage. At least the upstream cooling state is a variable capacity cooling stage. Each cooling stage has a cooling circuit. Evaporators of the cooling circuits are arranged in the cabinet so that air passes over them in serial fashion. A controller when a Call for Cooling first reaches a point where cooling is needed, operating the upstream cooling circuit to provide cooling and not the downstream cooling circuit. When the Call for Cooling has increased to a second point, the controller additionally operates the downstream cooling circuit to provide cooling. The cooling capacity at which the upstream cooling circuit is being operated is less than its full capacity when the Call for Cooling reaches the second point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Liebert Corporation
    Inventors: John F. JUDGE, Timothy J. SCHRADER, Stephen SILLATO, Roger NOLL, Gary A. HELMINK, Pierpaolo BARBATO, Giuseppe Dalla MANA, Lou MONNIER, Zhiyong LIN, Benedict J. DOLCICH, Daniel J. SCHUTTE, Greg HAGGY
  • Patent number: 9038404
    Abstract: A cooling system has a cabinet and a plurality of separate cooling stages including an upstream cooling stage and a downstream cooling stage. At least the upstream cooling state is a variable capacity cooling stage. Each cooling stage has a cooling circuit. Evaporators of the cooling circuits are arranged in the cabinet so that air passes over them in serial fashion. A controller when a Call for Cooling first reaches a point where cooling is needed, operating the upstream cooling circuit to provide cooling and not the downstream cooling circuit. When the Call for Cooling has increased to a second point, the controller additionally operates the downstream cooling circuit to provide cooling. The cooling capacity at which the upstream cooling circuit is being operated is less than its full capacity when the Call for Cooling reaches the second point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Liebert Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Judge, Timothy J. Schrader, Stephen Sillato, Roger Noll, Gary A. Helmink, Pierpaolo Barbato, Giuseppe Dalla Mana, Lou Monnier, Zhiyong Lin, Benedict J. Dolcich, Daniel J. Schutte, Greg Haggy, Thomas Harvey, Zongtao Lu
  • Patent number: 8881541
    Abstract: A cooling system has a tandem compressor, a condenser, an electronic expansion valve and an evaporator arranged in a direct expansion cooling circuit. The tandem compressor includes a variable capacity compressor and a fixed capacity compressor. A controller controls the electronic expansion valve and selects which of a plurality of superheat control modes to use in operating the electronic expansion valve based on control parameters and a current operating status of each of the variable capacity compressor and fixed capacity compressor of the tandem compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Liebert Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Noll, Gary A. Helmink, Pierpaolo Barbato, Giuseppe Dalla Mana, Lou Monnier
  • Publication number: 20130098085
    Abstract: A cooling system has a cabinet and a plurality of separate cooling stages including an upstream cooling stage and a downstream cooling stage. At least the upstream cooling state is a variable capacity cooling stage. Each cooling stage has a cooling circuit. Evaporators of the cooling circuits are arranged in the cabinet so that air passes over them in serial fashion. A controller when a Call for Cooling first reaches a point where cooling is needed, operating the upstream cooling circuit to provide cooling and not the downstream cooling circuit. When the Call for Cooling has increased to a second point, the controller additionally operates the downstream cooling circuit to provide cooling. The cooling capacity at which the upstream cooling circuit is being operated is less than its full capacity when the Call for Cooling reaches the second point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Liebert Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Judge, Timothy J. Schrader, Stephen Sillato, Roger Noll, Gary A. Helmink, Pierpaolo Barbato, Giuseppe Dalla Mana, Lou Monnier, Zhiyong Lin, Benedict J. Dolcich, Daniel J. Schutte, Greg Haggy, Thomas Harvey, Zongtao Lu
  • Publication number: 20130098087
    Abstract: A cooling system has a tandem compressor, a condenser, an electronic expansion valve and an evaporator arranged in a direct expansion cooling circuit. The tandem compressor includes a variable capacity compressor and a fixed capacity compressor. A controller controls the electronic expansion valve and selects which of a plurality of superheat control modes to use in operating the electronic expansion valve based on control parameters and a current operating status of each of the variable capacity compressor and fixed capacity compressor of the tandem compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Liebert Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Noll, Gary A. Helmink, Pierpaolo Barbato, Giuseppe Dalla Mana, Lou Monnier