Patents by Inventor Weibo Chen

Weibo Chen 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).

  • Publication number: 20220136779
    Abstract: Systems and methods for thermal management using separable heat pipes and methods of manufacture thereof. Various embodiments provide a porous insert that can be used to join or connect heat pipes. Further embodiments provide thermal management systems that are modular, expandable, reparable, by allowing for joining of evaporators, condensers, and adiabatic sections via porous inserts. Various embodiments allow for two-phase thermal management systems, where liquid and gaseous phases can be transported simultaneously. Certain embodiments incorporate heat generating components with embedded evaporators and/or condensers. Many embodiments are additively manufactured, including via 3D printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Weibo Chen, Benjamin I. Furst, Scott N. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20210365079
    Abstract: Magnetic force adjustment mechanisms are described herein. An electronic device includes a base, a first magnet carried by the base, a lid and a second magnet carried by the lid. The first and second magnets secure the base and the lid together with a holding force. A hinge pivotally couples the lid and the base. A slider displaces at least one of the first or second magnets relative to the other of the first or second magnets to reduce the holding force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kristin L. Weldon, Michael S. Brazel, Jered H. Wikander, Lily Kolle, Weibo Chen, Aleksander Magi, Konstantin I. Kouliachev, Ralph V. Miele, Richard P. Crawford
  • Patent number: 11106250
    Abstract: Techniques for forming and adjusting a magnetic tension mechanism are described herein. A system includes a first magnetic element in a first component of a computing device. The system includes a second magnetic element in a second component of the computing device, wherein the first magnetic component and the second magnetic component are to be held in tension by a magnetic force. The system also includes an adjustment mechanism to adjust the force required to decouple the magnetic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristin L. Weldon, Michael S. Brazel, Jered H. Wikander, Lily Kolle, Weibo Chen, Aleksander Magi, Konstantin I. Kouliachev, Ralph V. Miele, Richard P. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10655910
    Abstract: The present application provides a cooler for cooling a beverage fluid flow. The cooler may include a thermoelectric cooling device in communication with a fluid heat exchanger with the fluid flow therein and a water permeable membrane. The cooler further may include a fan positioned about the water permeable membrane for evaporative cooling therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Jurgen Roekens, Gregg Carpenter, Roberto Horn Pereira, Michael Gary Izenson, Weibo Chen, Scott David Phillips, Christian Henry Passow
  • Publication number: 20200089286
    Abstract: Techniques for forming and adjusting a magnetic tension mechanism are described herein. A system includes a first magnetic element in a first component of a computing device. The system includes a second magnetic element in a second component of the computing device, wherein the first magnetic component and the second magnetic component are to be held in tension by a magnetic force. The system also includes an adjustment mechanism to adjust the force required to decouple the magnetic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristin L. Weldon, Michael S. Brazel, Jered H. Wikander, Lily Kolle, Weibo Chen, Aleksander Magi, Konstantin I. Kouliachev, Ralph V. Miele, Richard P. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10503216
    Abstract: Techniques for forming and adjusting a magnetic tension mechanism are described herein. A system includes a first magnetic element in a first component of a computing device. The system includes a second magnetic element in a second component of the computing device, wherein the first magnetic component and the second magnetic component are to be held in tension by a magnetic force. The system also includes an adjustment mechanism to adjust the force required to decouple the magnetic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kristin L. Weldon, Michael S. Brazel, Jered H. Wikander, Lily Kolle, Weibo Chen, Aleksander Magi, Konstantin I. Kouliachev, Ralph V. Miele, Richard P. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20180372403
    Abstract: The present application provides a cooler for cooling a beverage fluid flow. The cooler may include a thermoelectric cooling device in communication with a fluid heat exchanger with the fluid flow therein and a water permeable membrane. The cooler further may include a fan positioned about the water permeable membrane for evaporative cooling therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jurgen ROEKENS, Gregg CARPENTER, Roberto Horn PEREIRA, Michael Gary IZENSON, Weibo CHEN, Scott David PHILLIPS, Christian Henry PASSOW
  • Publication number: 20170017273
    Abstract: Techniques for forming and adjusting a magnetic tension mechanism are described herein. A system includes a first magnetic element in a first component of a computing device. The system includes a second magnetic element in a second component of the computing device, wherein the first magnetic component and the second magnetic component are to be held in tension by a magnetic force. The system also includes an adjustment mechanism to adjust the force required to decouple the magnetic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Kristin L. Weldon, Michael S. Brazel, Jered H. Wikander, Lily Kolle, Weibo Chen, Aleksander Magi, Konstantin I. Kouliachev, Ralph V. Miele, Richard P. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20140234123
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for rapidly and isothermally expanding and compressing gas in energy storage and recovery systems that use open-air hydraulic-pneumatic cylinder assemblies, such as an accumulator and an intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid motor/pump, coupled to a combination electric generator/motor on the fluid side of the circuits. The systems use heat transfer subsystems in communication with at least one of the cylinder assemblies or reservoir to thermally condition the gas being expanded or compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick J. Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter
  • Patent number: 8763390
    Abstract: In various embodiments, compressed-gas energy storage and recovery systems include a cylinder assembly for compression and/or expansion of gas, a reservoir for storage and/or supply of compressed gas, and a system for thermally conditioning gas within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Bollinger, Troy O. McBride, Benjamin Cameron, Patrick Magari, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen
  • Patent number: 8733094
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for rapidly and isothermally expanding and compressing gas in energy storage and recovery systems that use open-air hydraulic-pneumatic cylinder assemblies, such as an accumulator and an intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid motor/pump, coupled to a combination electric generator/motor on the fluid side of the circuits. The systems use heat transfer subsystems in communication with at least one of the cylinder assemblies or reservoir to thermally condition the gas being expanded or compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Sustainx, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter
  • Patent number: 8627658
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for rapidly and isothermally expanding and compressing gas in energy storage and recovery systems that use open-air hydraulic-pneumatic cylinder assemblies, such as an accumulator and an intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid motor/pump, coupled to a combination electric generator/motor on the fluid side of the circuits. The systems use heat transfer subsystems in communication with at least one of the cylinder assemblies or reservoir to thermally condition the gas being expanded or compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter
  • Publication number: 20120299310
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for rapidly and isothermally expanding and compressing gas in energy storage and recovery systems that use open-air hydraulic-pneumatic cylinder assemblies, such as an accumulator and an intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid motor/pump, coupled to a combination electric generator/motor on the fluid side of the circuits. The systems use heat transfer subsystems in communication with at least one of the cylinder assemblies or reservoir to thermally condition the gas being expanded or compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter
  • Publication number: 20120297776
    Abstract: In various embodiments, compressed-gas energy storage and recovery systems include a cylinder assembly for compression and/or expansion of gas, a reservoir for storage and/or supply of compressed gas, and a system for thermally conditioning gas within the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Bollinger, Troy O. McBride, Benjamin Cameron, Patrick Magari, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen
  • Patent number: 8250863
    Abstract: In various embodiments, compressed-gas energy storage and recovery systems include a cylinder assembly for compression and/or expansion of gas, a reservoir for storage and/or supply of compressed gas, and a system for thermally conditioning gas within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Bollinger, Troy O. McBride, Benjamin Cameron, Patrick Magari, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen
  • Patent number: 8234862
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods including an energy conversion system for storage and recovery of energy using compressed gas, a source of recovered thermal energy, and a heat-exchange subsystem in fluid communication with the energy conversion system and the source of recovered thermal energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron
  • Patent number: 8225606
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for rapidly and isothermally expanding and compressing gas in energy storage and recovery systems that use open-air hydraulic-pneumatic cylinder assemblies, such as an accumulator and an intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid motor/pump, coupled to a combination electric generator/motor on the fluid side of the circuits. The systems use heat transfer subsystems in communication with at least one of the cylinder assemblies or reservoir to thermally condition the gas being expanded or compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin R. Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron, Robert Cook, Horst Richter
  • Patent number: 8122718
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods including an energy conversion system for storage and recovery of energy using compressed gas, a source of recovered thermal energy, and a heat-exchange subsystem in fluid communication with the energy conversion system and the source of recovered thermal energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: SustainX, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy O. McBride, Benjamin Bollinger, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen, Patrick Magari, Benjamin Cameron
  • Publication number: 20110283690
    Abstract: In various embodiments, compressed-gas energy storage and recovery systems include a cylinder assembly for compression and/or expansion of gas, a reservoir for storage and/or supply of compressed gas, and a system for thermally conditioning gas within the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Bollinger, Troy O. McBride, Benjamin Cameron, Patrick Magari, Michael Izenson, Weibo Chen
  • Patent number: 8061241
    Abstract: A cutting tool having a cutting element such as an insert is cooled indirectly by a micro-channel heat exchanger that is mounted against the rear face of the insert. The heat exchanger is formed with an internal cavity that receives a coolant such as a cryogen. The cavity may include fins to enhance the removal of heat by the cryogen from the insert. Coolant inlet and outlet tubes are coupled to the interior of the heat exchanger to supply cryogen to the cavity. The flow rate of cryogen required to cool the insert during a given machining operation is less than one percent of the amount of standard coolant required to cool the same insert during the same machining operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Creare Incorporated
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Rozzi, Weibo Chen, Everett Edgar Archibald, Jr.