Branched Flow Patents (Class 165/100)
  • Patent number: 10807065
    Abstract: A continuous flow reactor includes a shell, wherein the shell is provided with a shell pass inlet and a shell pass outlet which are communicated with an inner cavity of the shell, tube plates and communication devices are connected to upper and lower ends of the shell, a reaction tube bank is arranged in the shell and includes a plurality of reaction tubes, upper and lower ends of each reaction tube are fixedly connected to the tube plates in a penetrating manner, and all the reaction tubes are sequentially communicated in series through the communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SHANDONG NUOWEI PHARMACEUTICAL FLUID SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yankun Chen
  • Patent number: 10479164
    Abstract: The present invention provides an air conditioning system for a vehicle, which includes an evaporator mounted in a cold air passageway and a condenser mounted in a warm air passageway inside an air-conditioning case to perform cooling and heating, and protecting means for surrounding a plurality of electronic units mounted on the outer surfaces of the air-conditioning case and blowers, thereby preventing breakdowns and malfunctions by preventing foreign matters or water from entering into the electronic units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Jae Chun Ryu, Tae Yong Park, Yong Nam Ahn, Sung Je Lee, Se Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10316852
    Abstract: An air conditioner for a vehicle includes a blower motor and a blower control unit integrated so that terminals therebetween can be easily connected and a PCB is closely fixed to a flange with stronger power. The air conditioner includes: a blower unit having a blower motor driving a blower wheel to blow wind to the inside of an air-conditioning case; a blower control unit controlling the blower motor to control rotation of the blower wheel; a flange on which the blower motor is fixed and to which a PCB of the blower control unit is joined to one side of the blower motor; a first terminal associated with the blower motor; and a second terminal associated with the PCB and which is combined with the first terminal, wherein the blower control unit and the blower motor are formed integrally to the blower unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Chan Joo Maeng, Hong Hee Jeong, Jeong Eun Lee, Youn Woo Lim, Sang Ho Oh
  • Patent number: 10288329
    Abstract: A condensation and falling film evaporation hybrid heat exchanger is provided, including a shell, a condenser entrance pipe connected to a compressor discharge port, and an evaporator exit pipe connected to a compressor suction port being disposed respectively on the shell. A baffle plate is disposed at a position inside the shell corresponding to the condenser entrance pipe. A refrigerant distributor is disposed in the shell, a condensing tube bundle being disposed above the refrigerant distributor, and a falling film evaporating tube bundle being disposed below the refrigerant distributor. The condensation and falling film evaporation hybrid heat exchanger according to this invention can be used in concert with low-pressure refrigerant, thus efficiently solving the problem of refrigerant distribution with the falling film evaporator using low-pressure refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Johnson Controls Technology Company, York (Wuxi) Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiuping Su, Li Wang
  • Patent number: 10203136
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes a plurality of indoor units installed in the same indoor space, an outdoor unit and a control device. The indoor units include respective usage-side heat exchangers capable of setting set temperatures individually. The outdoor unit includes a heat-source-side heat exchanger conducting heat exchange with refrigerant circulating through the usage-side heat exchangers. The control device calculates a representative temperature related value shared by the indoor units using the set temperatures of the indoor units, and switches the indoor units between thermo-ON and thermo-OFF based on the representative temperature related value. The control device calculates the representative temperature related value based on a plurality of temperature differences between the set temperatures and control temperatures in the indoor units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadafumi Nishimura, Kousuke Kibo
  • Patent number: 9803544
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for an internal combustion engine includes a first flow channel; a second flow channel arranged adjacent to the first flow channel; a line separate from the second flow channel; and a valve channel in which an adjustable valve element is disposed. The valve channel is arranged upstream of the first and second flow channels and an inlet channel is arranged upstream of the valve channel in a flow direction of exhaust gas. The valve element includes a baffle plate, the baffle plate having an end portion that extends diagonally in the valve channel with respect to the flow axis of the first flow channel. The valve element includes a flap that is pivotably mounted at the end portion of the baffle plate such that the flap is pivotable about an axis that extends in a direction of a width of a common housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Beck, Hervé Palanchon, Jürgen Rosin
  • Patent number: 9758019
    Abstract: An air conditioning system that includes a casing that has a flow channel connected to an inside of a vehicle to supply or discharge air. A motor is mounted on one side of the casing to generate a normal direction torque and a reverse direction torque and a first fan is disposed on one side of the flow channel to be connected to an output shaft of the motor and to be rotated. A second fan is disposed on one side of the first fan to be fixedly mounted in the shaft and to be rotated. Additionally, a variable connecting unit that connects the first fan to the shaft of the motor is rotated when the motor is rotated in a normal direction and has a torque of the shaft of the motor not to be transmitted to the first fan when the motor is rotated in a reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Kwangok Han, Young Chul Kim, Sunghae Park
  • Patent number: 9753396
    Abstract: A system for use in image reproduction, the system includes at least a first light emitting unit and a second light emitting unit. The first light emitting unit includes a first cooling means arranged for cooling the first light emitting unit. The second light emitting unit includes a second cooling means arranged for cooling the second light emitting unit independently of the first light emitting unit. The first light emitting unit has a first elongate emitting area. The second light emitting unit has a second elongate emitting area. A control unit controls the cooling of at least one of the first cooling means and the second cooling means such that at least one of the first elongate emitting area and the second elongate emitting area, respectively, has a desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Xeikon Manufacturing N.V.
    Inventors: Herman Jan Godelieve Van De Straete, Jurgen Norbert Bart Devlieghere
  • Patent number: 9032939
    Abstract: Embodiments for a charge air cooler are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises increasing intake air flow velocity through a charge air cooler in response to an estimated condensation formation value within the charge air cooler. In this way, condensation accumulation within the charge air cooler may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Paul Glugla, Charles A. Cockerill, Shuya Shark Yamada, Phil Andrew Fabien
  • Publication number: 20150129173
    Abstract: An exhaust heat recovery apparatus may include a bypass valve that is rotatably provided on a bypass path through which a high-temperature exhaust gas passes to open or close the bypass path, a heat exchanger that is communicatively connected to the bypass path to allow heat exchange to be performed between the high-temperature exhaust gas supplied from the bypass path and a low-temperature coolant introduced through a coolant inlet when the bypass path is closed, a valve actuator including a rod moved up and down by expansion or contraction of a wax sealed therein, and a connection part that converts an up and down motion of the rod into a rotary motion to allow the bypass valve to open or close the bypass path along with movement of the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Sejong Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Ho SEON, Ho-Chan AN, Jae-Yeon KIM, Tae-Yeong BYOEN, Gyu-Jun KIM, Jin-Yong KIM
  • Patent number: 9028766
    Abstract: A radial-flow plate heat exchanger (5) embedded in the catalytic bed of an isothermal chemical reactor (1) has heat exchange plates (10) comprising fluid passages (13) between a first metal sheet (20) and a second metal sheet (21) joined by perimeter weld seams (23) on a first surface (A) of the plate, a feeding channel (14) and a collecting channel (15) for the heat exchange fluid are formed with suitable metal sheets which are seam welded (25) directly to the opposite surface (B) of the plate, this structure allows the manufacturing of the plate (10) with an automated seam welding process, such as laser beam welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Casale SA
    Inventors: Enrico Rizzi, Ermanno Filippi, Mirco Tarozzo
  • Publication number: 20150027666
    Abstract: A heat exchanger including a tubular core case, a pair of end plates for closing opposite ends of the core case, and a plurality of heat exchange tubes supported at opposite ends thereof by the end plates and allowing flow of a first heating medium inside thereof. One end plate is disposed on an upstream side of the first heating medium as an upstream end plate while the other end plates is disposed on a downstream side of the first heating medium as a downstream end plate. The downstream end plate comprises a downstream bottom surface part for supporting downstream end parts of the heat exchange tubes, and a downstream wall part formed integrally with and rising from a peripheral edge of the downstream bottom surface part, and a top end part of the downstream wall part is oriented toward upstream of the flow of the first heating medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Toru HISANAGA, Kozue SUZUKI, Takashi WAGATSUMA
  • Publication number: 20140260362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat exchanger, a method for manufacturing the same, a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) including the same, and a method for defrosting and checking operations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: In Sook JUNG
  • Publication number: 20140254090
    Abstract: A system for conveying air from one location to another includes a soft duct having a passage and an air flow control device. The air flow control device can be operated to vary a cross sectional area of a portion of the passage of the soft duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • Patent number: 8800637
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for the air supply circuit of a motor vehicle engine includes a heat exchange core and at least one header tank. The heat exchanger also includes an air flow rate control valve arranged in the header tank of the exchanger, and the control valve is a valve that includes a body with three openings and a moving rotary member inside the body so as to control the circulation of air through the heat exchange core and/or through a duct bypassing the heat exchange core according to a law defined as a function of the angular position of the rotary member in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Guillaume Bourgoin, Laurent Odillard, Georges De Pelsemaeker, Carlos Martins, Bertrand Gessier, Stéphanie Moroz
  • Publication number: 20140138048
    Abstract: A method for high temperature sterilization of an emulsion, in particular a dermocosmetic preparation. The method comprises the steps of gradually pre-heating, performing ultra-high temperature sterilization and gradually cooling the emulsion. The emulsion is heated up to a pre-heating temperature, which is the temperature of the emulsion at the stability limit. Ultra-high temperature sterilization is performed by infusion of the pre-heated emulsion by heating the emulsion up to a sterilization temperature, maintaining the emulsion at the sterilization temperature, and cooling the emulsion under a vacuum at an end-of-sterilization temperature. The emulsion is gradually cooled with agitation to a storage temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: PIERRE FABRE DERMO-COSMETIQUE
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Delaunay, Franck Legendre
  • Publication number: 20140124165
    Abstract: An air diffuser having a single air inlet has air outlets straddling a wall of a structure to distribute air to two or more rooms of the structure. The air diffuser includes an adjustable baffle that selectively directs air toward the first and second rooms. The air diffuser includes an acoustic dampener that prevents sound from moving through the air diffuser from one room to the next.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: MCKINSTRY CO., LLC
    Inventors: Doug Moore, Michael Hedrick, Michael J. Frank
  • Publication number: 20140076292
    Abstract: A heat exchanger (5) includes a housing (31), which contains a tube (32) and has a jacket (33), which surrounds the tube (32) while forming a ring channel (34). A primary inlet (35) and a primary outlet (36) are connected to one another fluidically via a primary path (37) carrying a primary medium through ring channel (34) and via a bypass path (38) carrying the primary medium through the tube (32). A control device (39) controls the flow of the primary medium through the primary path (37) and the bypass path (38). A secondary inlet (42) and a secondary outlet (43) are connected to one another fluidically via at least two secondary paths (44) for carrying a secondary medium. The primary path (37) is coupled with the secondary paths (44) in a heat-transferring manner with the media separated from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Eberspacher Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerd GAISER, Markus BIRGLER, Matthias FEUERBACH, Marc HARTMANN, Jürgen SCHWEIZER, Rouven EGGER
  • Publication number: 20140076293
    Abstract: A heat exchanger (5) includes a housing (31), which contains a tube (32) and has a jacket (33), which surrounds the tube (32) while forming a ring channel (34). A primary inlet (35) and a primary outlet (36) are fluidically connected with one another via a primary path (37) carrying a primary medium through the ring channel (34) and via a bypass path (38) carrying the primary medium through the tube (32). A control (39) controls the flow of the primary medium through the primary path (37) and through the bypass path (38). At least two secondary inlets (42) and two secondary outlets (43) are fluidically connected with one another via at least two secondary paths (44) for carrying at least one secondary medium. The primary path (37) is coupled with the secondary paths (44) in a heat-transferring manner and such that the media are separated from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: EBERSPACHER EXHAUST TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gerd GAISER, Markus BIRGLER, Matthias FEUERBACH, Marc HARTMANN, JÜRGEN SCHWEIZER, Rouven EGGER, Dimitri PENNER, Fabian FROBENIUS, Bernd WELLER
  • Patent number: 8656985
    Abstract: A heat exchange apparatus is provided and includes an external structure to support an airflow cooled computing device, first and second doors, each of which includes a heat transfer surface, sequentially coupled to the external structure downstream from the computing device, a water supply system fluidly coupled to a water supply and to the heat transfer surfaces of the first and second doors to thereby supply water to the heat transfer surfaces, first and second valves coupled to the water supply system for association with the first and second doors, respectively, and an exhaust system, disposed proximate to the external structure, configured to recycle the cooled airflow downstream from the first and second doors for repeated cooling of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20130301217
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an enclosure and a first air guiding duct mounted in the enclosure. The first air guiding duct includes a first part and a second part. The first part defines a first air channel and a second air channel. The second part defines a third air channel communicating with the first air channel and a fourth air channel located at a side of the second air channel. A guiding wall is located in the second air channel and extends from the second air channel to the fourth air channel. When air flows from the first part to the second part of the first air guiding duct, air flows from the first air channel to the third channel to cool a first electronic component, and flows from the second air channel to the fourth air channel by the guiding wall to cool a second electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHENG-HUNG LEE, LI-PING CHEN
  • Publication number: 20130277011
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for cooling a liquid has an inlet and an outlet for a liquid to be cooled. A bypass is provided that bypasses the heat exchanger. A valve controls flow of liquid into the heat exchanger or into the bypass. The valve has a valve seat, a valve cone, and at least one spring made of a shape memory material. The at least one spring counteracts a liquid pressure existing in the inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Herbert Jainek
  • Publication number: 20130247570
    Abstract: A waste heat recovery system includes a heat recovery cycle system coupled to at least two separate heat sources having different temperatures. The heat recovery cycle system is coupled to a first heat source and at least one second heat source. The heat recovery cycle system is configured to circulate a working fluid. The at least one second heat source includes a lower temperature heat source than the first heat source. The working fluid is circulatable in heat exchange relationship through a first heat exchange unit, a second heat exchange unit for heating the working fluid in the heat recovery cycle system. The first heat exchange unit is coupled to the at least one second heat source to heat at least a portion of a cooled stream of working fluid to a substantially higher temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew Alexander Lehar, Vittorio Michelassi
  • Patent number: 8539974
    Abstract: A forced fluid switch including a first plenum in communication with a first port; a second plenum in communication with a second port; a third plenum in switched communication with the first plenum and the second plenum and in communication with a third port; a fourth plenum in switched communication with the first plenum and the second plenum and in communication with a fourth port; and wherein the forced fluid switch has at least a first forced fluid path and a second forced fluid path, wherein in the first forced fluid path, the third plenum is in communication with the first plenum and the fourth plenum is in communication with the second plenum, and wherein in the second forced fluid path, the third plenum is in communication with the second plenum and the fourth plenum is in communication with the first plenum. A method is provided for switching forced fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sandvik Thermal Process, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin B. Peck
  • Publication number: 20130240144
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus and method to control a temperature of a chamber component therein. A process chamber may include a temperature controlled chamber component and at least one remote heat transfer fluid loop comprising a first heat exchanger having a primary side in fluid communication with a heat sink or heat source, and a local heat transfer fluid loop placing the chamber component in fluid communication with a secondary side of the first heat exchanger. The local loop may be of significantly smaller fluid volume than the remote loop(s) and circulated to provide thermal load of uniform temperature. Temperature control of heat transfer fluid in the local loop and temperature control of the chamber component may be implemented with a cascaded control algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Buchberger, Shane Nevil, Kartik Ramaswamy, Kenneth Collins, Richard Fovell
  • Patent number: 8529861
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for carrying out highly exothermic catalyzed reactions, like so-called oxidative reactions, in pseudo-isothermal conditions, for example the reaction for producing nitric acid and the reaction for producing formaldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Ammonia Casale S.A.
    Inventors: Ermanno Filippi, Enrico Rizzi, Mirco Tarozzo, Keith A. Clayton
  • Publication number: 20130175023
    Abstract: A low pressure system for cooling a ram bushing is provided. The low pressure system includes at least one check valve disposed on a T-coupling downstream of the low pressure pump. The check valve allows for the pressure to be maintained in the cooling system, but also allows pressure to be relieved in the event of an over pressure condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: STOLLE MACHINERY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: RODNEY ADOLPH BLUE
  • Patent number: 8464778
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for an internal combustion engine includes a first flow channel; a second flow channel arranged adjacent to the first flow channel; a line separate from the second flow channel; and a valve channel in which an adjustable valve element is disposed. The valve channel is arranged upstream of the first and second flow channels and an inlet channel is arranged upstream of the valve channel in a flow direction of exhaust gas. The valve element includes a baffle plate, the baffle plate having an end portion that extends diagonally in the valve channel with respect to the flow axis of the first flow channel. The valve element includes a flap that is pivotably mounted at the end portion of the baffle plate such that the flap is pivotable about an axis that extends in a direction of a width of a common housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Claus Beck, Hervé Palanchon, Jürgen Rosin
  • Publication number: 20130075059
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a first refrigerant tank, a second refrigerant tank, and first to fourth refrigerant lines. The first refrigerant tank may store a first refrigerant. The second refrigerant tank may store a second refrigerant. The first refrigerant line may be connected between the first refrigerant tank and a refrigerant passageway of a loading chuck to supply the first refrigerant to the refrigerant passageway. The second refrigerant line may be connected between the first refrigerant tank and the refrigerant passageway to return the first refrigerant to the first refrigerant tank. The third refrigerant line may be connected between the second refrigerant tank and the refrigerant passageway to supply the second refrigerant to the refrigerant passageway. The fourth refrigerant line may be connected between the second refrigerant tank and the refrigerant passageway to return the second refrigerant to the second refrigerant tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Jong-Koo Kil
  • Patent number: 8403031
    Abstract: A heat transmission unit includes a channel conducting a coolant, and a channel conducting a fluid to be cooled. The two channels are separated from each other by a wall provided with ribs extending therefrom into at least one of the two channels. The channel conducting the fluid to be cooled includes a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The channel is separated by a partition wall, arranged in flow direction, into a first and a second partial channel having a first partial inlet for fluid and a second partial inlet for fluid, and a first partial outlet for fluid and a second partial outlet for fluid. At least the first partial inlet for fluid is adapted to be shut off by a first shut-off device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Pierburg GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Ulrich Kühnel, Dieter Jelinek, Peter Heuer, Dieter Thonnessen
  • Patent number: 8365813
    Abstract: A switchable exhaust gas heat exchanger includes an exhaust gas feed line and an exhaust gas discharge for an exhaust gas stream; a first exhaust gas passage and a second exhaust gas passage; a switching valve configured to switch the exhaust gas stream between the first and second exhaust gas passages; and a heat exchanger through which a coolant flows which is arranged in the first exhaust gas passage. The second exhaust gas passage routes the exhaust gas stream past the heat exchanger to the exhaust gas discharge. The switching valve is configured to be switched as a function of the temperature of the coolant and is a proportional control valve. A switching threshold and a switching limit of the coolant determine flow of the exhaust gas stream through the first and second exhaust gas passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: József Mercz, András Szabó, Gyula Tóth
  • Publication number: 20130008628
    Abstract: A thermal chamber and system for influencing the temperature of an IC chip under test including a thermal block that receives a chip socket, the thermal block adapted to be disposed between a docking interface plate and a workpress. The thermal block receives a flow of heated or cooled gas, and causes an IC chip to become heated or cooled prior to and during a test of the chip. The thermal chamber and system allows an IC chip to be testing under specific temperature conditions without using an expensive handler costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Titan Semiconductor Tool, LLC
    Inventors: Pongsak Tiengtum, Enrique Paz
  • Patent number: 8272428
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes a brine circuit through which brine flows, a pump disposed on the brine circuit, and a heat exchanger unit including a heat absorbing member and a heat radiating member. The heat absorbing member is in communication with the brine circuit. The heat absorbing member is capable of conducting heat generated from a cooling object to the brine for cooling the cooling object. The heat radiating member is in communication with the brine circuit and capable of receiving the heat from the brine. The brine circuit is configured such that the brine passes through the heat exchanger unit at a pressure equal to or lower than an atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Takahisa Fujii, Yuji Ito, Yasuhiko Niimi
  • Patent number: 8250874
    Abstract: A subcool condenser having a condensation heat exchange portion, a receive portion and a supercool heat exchange portion is used as an outdoor heat exchanger that functions as a radiator in a cooling operation mode so that COP in the cooling operation mode is increased. In contrast, in a heating operation mode, a refrigerant bypass device that causes the refrigerant to flow so as to bypass the supercool heat exchange portion is provided so that pressure loss generated in the refrigerant flowing through the outdoor heat exchanger is decreased. Thereby, driving force of a compressor can be decreased and COP in the heating operation mode can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Ikegami, Hiroshi Oshitani, Yoshiaki Takano
  • Publication number: 20120199319
    Abstract: A device may include a housing; a heat transfer region located in the housing and comprising a plurality of heat transfer tubes, the heat transfer tubes being distributed through an entirety of a cross-sectional area of at least a portion of the housing; a bypass duct that branches off from the housing at a location upstream of the heat transfer region, wherein an opening into the bypass duct is located in an outer wall of the housing; and an actuating element comprising a flap and a pivot shaft, the flap being pivotable about the pivot shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Claus BECK, Peter Geskes, Damien Hénon
  • Patent number: 8220284
    Abstract: A heat storage device that includes a first heat storage material and a second heat storage material, both of which accumulate heat by heat exchange with a heat afferent medium, and a changeover device that selectively either performs or intercepts heat storage by the second heat storage material. Accordingly, if the absorption of heat by the first heat storage material has decreased, the changeover device changes flow of the second heat storage material so that heat may be extracted from the heat afferent medium by the second heat storage medium. Thus, when the heat afferent medium is a refrigerant, it is possible to supercool the refrigerant thereof. Furthermore, since heat is extracted from the heat afferent medium and is accumulated, accordingly it is possible to anticipate effective utilization thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Tsubone
  • Publication number: 20120152493
    Abstract: A heat exchanger structure with flow divider includes a heat-conductive main body provided with a flow passage having at least one inner turn and one outer turn, and at least one flow divider located near and downstream the inner turn, such that a cooling liquid in the flow passage flowing through the inner and the outer turn to reach at the flow divider is divided by the flow divider into two smaller flows. Therefore, the cooling liquid in the flow passage has reduced pressure drop and it is not necessary to increase the operating power of a pump that delivers the cooling liquid into the flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Pai-Ling Kao, Sung-Wei Lee, Fu-Ming Zhong
  • Publication number: 20120083194
    Abstract: A representative mechanical draft system for drawing exhaust gasses from a chimney includes: an exhaust fan assembly having: a housing defining a chamber and having opposing openings, the opposing openings having a centerline extending therebetween, a first of the openings being operative to intake a flow of gasses, a second of the openings being operative to exhaust the flow of gasses from the chamber; and a centrifugal fan having a motor and an impeller, the motor being mounted external to the housing, the impeller being positioned within the chamber, a rotational axis of the impeller being inclined with respect to the centerline extending between the openings of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: ENERVEX, INC.
    Inventors: Steen Hagensen, Young Kyu Han
  • Publication number: 20120023990
    Abstract: A duct adapter system directs air flow relative to a hybrid water heater. The duct adapter system includes a collar adapted to surround a vent of a hybrid water shroud. The collar couples to standard duct pipe to extend ductwork to a heat pump portion of the hybrid water heater. A boost fan may be included in the system for boosting air flow to or from a remote location. The duct adapter system is adapted to deliver a warm air supply to the heat pump from the remote location, or deliver the cool discharge air from the heat pump water heater to a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Nelson, Michael Thomas Beyerle, Jeffrey A. Kern, Eliel Fresco Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20110315347
    Abstract: An isolated counter-flow air heat exchanging device with a vertical structure is provided, which includes two heat exchanging cores, four flow dividers, and six air ports. A first flow divider, a first heat exchanging core, a second flow divider, a third flow divider, a second heat exchanging core, and a fourth flow divider are disposed from top to bottom inside a main body structure, three air ports (A), (B), and (A?) are distributed at one side of the main body structure, and the other three air ports (C), (D), and (C?) are distributed at the other side of the main body structure parallel to this side. The first heat exchanging core and the second heat exchanging core are respectively formed with a plurality of heat sink fins, and each heat sink fin has a positive wind channel and a negative wind channel disposed at a distance. The air heat exchanging device occupies a small floor area. The two heat exchanging cores have large capacity, so the performance of heat exchange is large.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: TONLIER ENERGY TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhen Wang
  • Patent number: 8047774
    Abstract: A heating and cooling system for a wind turbine is provided and includes a gearbox, gearbox heat exchanger, generator, generator heat exchanger, and a cooling duct. The cooling duct is connected to the gearbox and generator heat exchangers, and is used to transport air across both heat exchangers to cool the gearbox and generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Bharat S. Bagepalli
  • Publication number: 20110259551
    Abstract: A flow distributor is adapted to distribute two-phase refrigerant into a plurality of flow paths. The flow distributor includes a tubular main body having a center axis, at least one inlet port, and a plurality of outlet ports. The inlet port is disposed in a lower portion of the main body in a state in which the center axis of the main body is oriented in a generally vertical direction. The inlet port has a center axis that is not parallel to and does not intersect with the center axis of the main body so as to generate an upward spiraling flow of the refrigerant within the main body. The outlet ports form a plurality of openings disposed in an upper portion of the main body in the state in which the center axis of the main body is oriented in the generally vertical direction, with all of the openings being at least partially arranged in a plane orthogonal to the center axis of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Kazushige Kasai, Takaya Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 8025097
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a method for setting and controlling temperature of a device that includes: (a) thermally contacting the device to a heat transfer apparatus, the heat transfer apparatus having an apparatus intake to receive thermal transfer fluid, an apparatus exhaust to output thermal transfer fluid, and a conduit to conduct thermal transfer fluid from the apparatus intake to the apparatus exhaust through the heat transfer apparatus; (b) flowing a first thermal transfer fluid in a first thermal control circuit at a first temperature, and flowing a second thermal transfer fluid in a second thermal control circuit at a second temperature; (c) at a first predetermined time, directing the first thermal transfer fluid to flow to the apparatus intake, and from the apparatus exhaust back to the first thermal control circuit and the second thermal transfer fluid to flow in the second thermal control circuit without flowing to the apparatus intake; and (d) at a second predetermined time, di
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Centipede Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter T. Di Stefano, Thomas H. Di Stefano
  • Publication number: 20110209851
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a header for a heat exchanger that has an inflow side, an outflow side, a bypass port therebetween, and a pressure-sensitive flapper valve proximal the bypass port. As pressure increases at the inflow side of the header, the flapper valve opens proportionally, and, as pressure decreases at the inflow side, the flapper valve closes proportionally. The flapper valve is preferably included as part of a service cartridge assembly to facilitate easy repair and/or replacement of the flapper valve. In some embodiments of the invention, a differential pressure is measured between the inflow and outflow sides, and activation of the heat exchanger is initiated in response to the differential pressure having exceeded a set point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Vance Elliot Willis, Michael Damion Mercer
  • Publication number: 20110180234
    Abstract: A heat exchange unit (100) for hot gas recovery comprising, an inlet duct (34) to which a heat exchange duct (59) and a bypass duct (58) are connected, one being surrounded by the other, a heat exchange array (2) situated within the heat exchange duct (59) and a damper (50) arranged to direct the flow of gas through the unit (100), such that the damper (50) is situated within the inlet duct (34) and has two extreme positions, such that in a first extreme position the damper provides a first continuous surface and substantially seals one of the heat exchange and bypass ducts from the inlet duct and in the other extreme position the damper provides a second continuous surface and substantially seals the other of the ducts from the inlet duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: HEAT RECOVERY SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Mark Wickham
  • Publication number: 20110163178
    Abstract: A large scale vapor dispersion apparatus for dispersing a vapor of essential oil without the use of water by forcing an air stream through and/or over a volume of the essential oil, vaporizing a portion of the essential oil, controlling the vaporization rate by increasing or decreasing the amount of heated air passing through the essential oil, and distributing the air and vapor mixture over a large scale space. The apparatus includes a blower, an evaporator assembly, piping joining the blower to the evaporator assembly, and a tray containing an essential oil. Other aspects in accordance with the present invention include a damper directing a portion of the air above and/or below the tray, and a vapor dispersing device for dispersing the air and vapor exhausted from the apparatus into a large space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: HINSILBLON LABORATORIES
    Inventor: Timothy W. PLANKER
  • Patent number: 7963095
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides an air conditioning system located upstream of the inlet system for a gas turbine. The air conditioning system may include at least one conditioning module for adjusting the temperature of the airstream. The at least one conditioning module may have a plurality of forms including at least one of the following systems: a chiller, an evaporative cooler; a spray cooler, or combinations thereof. The specific form of the at least one conditioning module may be determined in part the configuration of the gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rahul J. Chillar, David L. Rogers, Abbas Motakef
  • Publication number: 20110127008
    Abstract: A valve assembly (1) comprising an inlet opening, a distributor and an outlet part comprising at least two outlet openings. The distributor comprises an inlet part (5) fluidly connected to the inlet opening, and is arranged to distribute fluid medium received from the inlet opening to at least two parallel flow paths, preferably of a heat exchanger (3). The valve assembly (1) further comprises a first valve part and a second valve part arranged movable relative to each other in such a manner that the mutual position of the valve parts determines the fluid flow from the inlet opening to each of the outlet openings of the outlet part. Finally, the valve assembly (1) comprises a header (2) forming an integral part of the valve assembly (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Leo Bram, Claus Thybo, Lars Finn Sloth Larsen
  • Publication number: 20110061835
    Abstract: A heat exchanger system through which a liquid can flow, including a heat exchanger including a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet, a bypass valve including a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet, and a self-cleaning filter including a liquid inlet and two liquid outlets, one being an outlet for filtered liquid and one being an outlet for non-filtered liquid. The outlet for filtered liquid is connected to the inlet of the exchanger and the outlet for non-filtered liquid is connected to the inlet of the valve. The outlet of the heat exchanger is connected downstream of the outlet of the valve. A fuel circuit of an airplane jet engine can include such a system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: Snecma
    Inventor: Gilles Brun
  • Publication number: 20110033742
    Abstract: Modular battery system with at least two battery modules (114, 115), wherein each battery module comprises a cooling member (120), through which a coolant (121) at least partially flows, and a battery cell (122), wherein the battery cell (122) is disposed at the cooling member (120) such that a heat-conducting contact is set up between the battery cell and the cooling member and a coolant supply is provided by way of a coolant line (123) for distributing the coolant at the cooling member (120) or for draining the coolant from the cooling member, wherein the coolant line comprises coolant line modules that can be connected together and that form the coolant line at least partially, and wherein a diverting unit (134) is provided in the coolant line for adjusting the flow length of the coolant in the coolant supply to divert the flow direction of the coolant in the coolant line, and the coolant line comprises two flow channels (126, 127) at least in a longitudinal section, the coolant being fed substantially in
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: MAGNA STEYR FAHRZEUGTECHNIK AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Guenter Maier, Martin Michelitsch