Patents by Inventor Richard M. De Keuster

Richard M. De Keuster 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: 6223556
    Abstract: Ease of service is provided in an integrated condenser (20) and receiver (22) including two nonhorizontal headers (24), a plurality of tubes (28) extending between the headers (24) to establish a plurality of hydraulically parallel flow pads between the headers (24); at least one partition (48, 50, 52) in each of the headers for causing refrigerant to make at least two passes, including an upstream pass and a downstream pass, through the condenser (20); and an elongated receiver (22) mounted on one of the headers (24). The elongated receiver (22) includes an interior chamber (61), an upper inlet (70) connected to a downstream side of the upstream pass for the flow of refrigerant form the upstream pass to the interior chamber (61), a lower liquid outlet (71) connected to an upstream side of the downstream pass for the flow of liquid refrigerant from the interior chamber (61) to the downstream pass, and a port (62) to allow access to interior chamber (61) for servicing the receiver (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Modine Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard M. De Keuster, Lawrence W. Gabbey, Michael J. Swee, Thomas J. Thielen