Patents by Inventor Sean Lyons

Sean Lyons 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: 11452243
    Abstract: Aspects of liquid operational systems are described. According to one aspect, a system to automatically fill a liquid operational component is described. According to another aspect, a self-diagnostic system is described. According to yet another aspect, a flow conditioning arrangement is described. A control system for a heat-transfer system includes a plurality of sensors. Each sensor is configured to observe an operational parameter indicative of a thermodynamic quantity and to emit a signal containing information corresponding to the observed operational parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Pat McGinn, Mike Holden, Brydon Gierl
  • Patent number: 11414501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of and an apparatus for extending the shelf life of an initiated monomer mixture, the method comprising the prevention of premature free radical polymerisation by introducing oxygen or oxygen-containing gas into a container of the initiated monomer mixture and providing mechanical agitation to the container, wherein said introduction and agitation are performed in a temperature and pressure controlled environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Lyons, Joseph Dowling, John Flynn, X. Michael Liu, E. Peter Maziarz
  • Publication number: 20210164736
    Abstract: A fluid heat exchanger includes: a heat spreader plate including an intended heat generating component contact region; a plurality of microchannels for directing heat transfer fluid over the heat spreader plate, the plurality of microchannels each having a first end and an opposite end and each of the plurality of microchannels extending substantially parallel with each other microchannel and each of the plurality of microchannels having a continuous channel flow path between their first end and their opposite end; a fluid inlet opening for the plurality of microchannels and positioned between the microchannel first and opposite ends, a first fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel first ends; and an opposite fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel opposite ends, the fluid inlet opening and the first and opposite fluid outlet openings providing that any flow of heat transfer fluid that passes into the plurality of microc
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Publication number: 20210127528
    Abstract: Some modular heat-transfer systems can have an array of at least one heat-transfer element being configured to transfer heat to a working fluid from an operable element. A manifold module can have a distribution manifold and a collection manifold. A decoupleable inlet coupler can be configured to fluidicly couple the distribution manifold to a respective heat-transfer element. A decoupleable outlet coupler can be configured to fluidicly couple the respective heat-transfer element to the collection manifold. An environmental coupler can be configured to receive the working fluid from the collection manifold, to transfer heat to an environmental fluid from the working fluid or to transfer heat from an environmental fluid to the working fluid, and to discharge the working fluid to the distribution manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Mike Holden, Brydon Gierl
  • Publication number: 20210045262
    Abstract: A fluid heat exchanger for cooling an electronic device can have a plurality of walls. The walls can define a corresponding plurality of microchannels. Each microchannel can extend from a first end to a second end. The plurality of microchannels can define at least two opposed outer microchannels and a centrally located microchannel positioned between the opposed outer microchannels. A fluid inlet passage can be configured to deliver a heat-exchange fluid to each microchannel between the corresponding first end and the corresponding second end of the respective microchannel. A fluid outlet passage can have an enlarged outlet region from the centrally located microchannel compared to a corresponding outlet region from one or both of the opposed outer microchannels. Related methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Patent number: 10820450
    Abstract: Some modular heat-transfer systems can have an array of at least one heat-transfer element being configured to transfer heat to a working fluid from an operable element. A manifold module can have a distribution manifold and a collection manifold. A decoupleable inlet coupler can be configured to fluidicly couple the distribution manifold to a respective heat-transfer element. A decoupleable outlet coupler can be configured to fluidicly couple the respective heat-transfer element to the collection manifold. An environmental coupler can be configured to receive the working fluid from the collection manifold, to transfer heat to an environmental fluid from the working fluid or to transfer heat from an environmental fluid to the working fluid, and to discharge the working fluid to the distribution manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Mike Holden, Brydon Gierl
  • Publication number: 20200262654
    Abstract: A flight for use in a mesh conveyor belt assembly that can have a first planar portion and a second planar portion extending non-coplanar to the first planar portion. The first planar portion can have a pair of tabs extending therefrom. Each tab can have a through-hole configured to receive a cross-rod of the mesh conveyor belt assembly therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Logan Baxter, Brian Robinson, Thomas Busch, William Cannon, Sean Lyons
  • Publication number: 20200232572
    Abstract: A fluid flow control valve includes a valve body having a bore configured to convey fluid from an inlet port to an outlet port. The inlet and outlet ports, and the bore therebetween, define a fluid flow path through the valve body. A gate element is disposed in the bore. The gate element is positionable in the bore from a first position, which allows fluid flow through the bore, to a second position which restricts fluid flow through the bore. An actuator is coupled to the gate element and is configured to urge the gate element from the first position toward the second position. A fuse consisting of a transformable retainer is configured to retain the gate element in the first position, while the retainer is in a first condition, and to allow the gate element to move toward the second position when the retainer transforms to a second condition. The transformable retainer may be configured to transform from the first condition to the second condition responsive to a signal, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Publication number: 20190354121
    Abstract: An observed operational state can include an operational state of one or more system devices. A sensor can emit, in response to a detected observable condition reflective of a given operational state, a simulated signal reflective of a different operational state as a proxy for the detected condition. A controller receiving such a proxy signal can, at least partially responsively to the proxy signal, issue a command corresponding to the given operational state. An electro-mechanical actuator can be selectively activatable responsive to the command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Mike Holden
  • Publication number: 20190345928
    Abstract: An observed operational state can include an operational state of one or more system devices. A sensor can emit, in response to a detected observable condition reflective of a given operational state, a simulated signal reflective of a different operational state as a proxy for the detected condition. A controller receiving such a proxy signal can, at least partially responsively to the proxy signal, issue a command corresponding to the given operational state. For example, a leak detector can emit in response to a detected leak, or a flow-rate sensor can emit in response to a detected flow-rate of a liquid, a simulated fan-speed tachometer signal representative of a selected fan speed. At least partially in response to observing a simulated tachometer signal, a controller can issue a system command corresponding to an underlying system condition for which the simulated tachometer signal is a proxy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Mike Holden
  • Patent number: 10415597
    Abstract: An electric pump can have a stator with a stator core defining a plurality of poles, a coil of electrically conductive material extending around each respective one of the plurality of poles, and a stator-cooling chamber, as well as an impeller coupled to a rotor. A first region can be at least partially occupied by the impeller and fluidicly coupled with the stator-cooling chamber to convey a working fluid from the first region into the stator-cooling chamber. The stator-cooling chamber can be configured to facilitate heat transfer from the stator core and/or the coils to the working fluid in the stator-cooling chamber. Cooling systems can incorporate such a pump. Related methods also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Patent number: 10365667
    Abstract: An observed operational state can include an operational state of one or more system devices. A sensor can emit, in response to a detected observable condition reflective of a given operational state, a simulated signal reflective of a different operational state as a proxy for the detected condition. A controller receiving such a proxy signal can, at least partially responsively to the proxy signal, issue a command corresponding to the given operational state. An electro-mechanical actuator can be selectively activatable responsive to the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Mike Holden
  • Patent number: 10364809
    Abstract: An observed operational state can include an operational state of one or more system devices. A sensor can emit, in response to a detected observable condition reflective of a given operational state, a simulated signal reflective of a different operational state as a proxy for the detected condition. A controller receiving such a proxy signal can, at least partially responsively to the proxy signal, issue a command corresponding to the given operational state. For example, a leak detector can emit in response to a detected leak, or a flow-rate sensor can emit in response to a detected flow-rate of a liquid, a simulated fan-speed tachometer signal representative of a selected fan speed. At least partially in response to observing a simulated tachometer signal, a controller can issue a system command corresponding to an underlying system condition for which the simulated tachometer signal is a proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Mike Holden
  • Publication number: 20190204026
    Abstract: A fluid heat exchanger includes: a heat spreader plate including an intended heat generating component contact region; a plurality of microchannels for directing heat transfer fluid over the heat spreader plate, the plurality of microchannels each having a first end and an opposite end and each of the plurality of microchannels extending substantially parallel with each other microchannel and each of the plurality of microchannels having a continuous channel flow path between their first end and their opposite end; a fluid inlet opening for the plurality of microchannels and positioned between the microchannel first and opposite ends, a first fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel first ends; and an opposite fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel opposite ends, the fluid inlet opening and the first and opposite fluid outlet openings providing that any flow of heat transfer fluid that passes into the plurality of microc
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Patent number: 10274266
    Abstract: A fluid heat exchanger includes: a heat spreader plate including an intended heat generating component contact region; a plurality of microchannels for directing heat transfer fluid over the heat spreader plate, the plurality of microchannels each having a first end and an opposite end and each of the plurality of microchannels extending substantially parallel with each other microchannel and each of the plurality of microchannels having a continuous channel flow path between their first end and their opposite end; a fluid inlet opening for the plurality of microchannels and positioned between the microchannel first and opposite ends, a first fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel first ends; and an opposite fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel opposite ends, the fluid inlet opening and the first and opposite fluid outlet openings providing that any flow of heat transfer fluid that passes into the plurality of microc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Publication number: 20190116694
    Abstract: Aspects of liquid operational systems are described. According to one aspect, a system to automatically fill a liquid operational component is described. According to another aspect, a self-diagnostic system is described. According to yet another aspect, a flow conditioning arrangement is described. A control system for a heat-transfer system includes a plurality of sensors. Each sensor is configured to observe an operational parameter indicative of a thermodynamic quantity and to emit a signal containing information corresponding to the observed operational parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Pat McGinn, Mike Holden, Brydon Gierl
  • Publication number: 20180195810
    Abstract: A fluid heat exchanger includes: a heat spreader plate including an intended heat generating component contact region; a plurality of microchannels for directing heat transfer fluid over the heat spreader plate, the plurality of microchannels each having a first end and an opposite end and each of the plurality of microchannels extending substantially parallel with each other microchannel and each of the plurality of microchannels having a continuous channel flow path between their first end and their opposite end; a fluid inlet opening for the plurality of microchannels and positioned between the microchannel first and opposite ends, a first fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel first ends; and an opposite fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel opposite ends, the fluid inlet opening and the first and opposite fluid outlet openings providing that any flow of heat transfer fluid that passes into the plurality of microc
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Patent number: 9943014
    Abstract: Some modular heat-transfer systems can have an array of at least one heat-transfer element being configured to transfer heat to a working fluid from a heat dissipator. A manifolded heat exchanger can be configured to receive heated working fluid from a plurality of heat-transfer elements and to reject heat to a working fluid of a second fluid circuit. In some embodiments, the heat exchanging manifold can split an incoming flow of working fluid from the second fluid circuit into two or more streams having different bulk flow directions. In some instances, heat exchanger portions of the heat exchanging manifold are configured to provide counter flow heat exchange between the working fluid of the first fluid circuit and the working fluid of the second fluid circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Sean Lyon, Mike Holden, Brydon Gierl
  • Patent number: 9909820
    Abstract: A fluid heat exchanger includes: a heat spreader plate including an intended heat generating component contact region; a plurality of microchannels for directing heat transfer fluid over the heat spreader plate, the plurality of microchannels each having a first end and an opposite end and each of the plurality of microchannels extending substantially parallel with each other microchannel and each of the plurality of microchannels having a continuous channel flow path between their first end and their opposite end; a fluid inlet opening for the plurality of microchannels and positioned between the microchannel first and opposite ends, a first fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel first ends; and an opposite fluid outlet opening from the plurality of microchannels at each of the microchannel opposite ends, the fluid inlet opening and the first and opposite fluid outlet openings providing that any flow of heat transfer fluid that passes into the plurality of microc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon
  • Publication number: 20170196116
    Abstract: A fluid heat exchanger for cooling an electronic device can have a plurality of walls. The walls can define a corresponding plurality of microchannels. Each microchannel can extend from a first end to a second end. The plurality of microchannels can define at least two opposed outer microchannels and a centrally located microchannel positioned between the opposed outer microchannels. A fluid inlet passage can be configured to deliver a heat-exchange fluid to each microchannel between the corresponding first end and the corresponding second end of the respective microchannel. A fluid outlet passage can have an enlarged outlet region from the centrally located microchannel compared to a corresponding outlet region from one or both of the opposed outer microchannels. Related methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: Geoff Sean Lyon