Intermediate Fluent Heat Exchange Material Receiving And Discharging Heat Patents (Class 165/104.11)
  • Patent number: 10383262
    Abstract: The power conversion device of the invention includes: a cooling unit that is a prism, the interior of which is hollow, and that has a refrigerant inlet portion and a refrigerant outlet portion the cooling unit having in the interior thereof a refrigerant channel through which a refrigerant flows from the refrigerant inlet portion towards the refrigerant outlet portion; electronic devices that are respectively disposed on three or more surfaces on the outside of side surfaces of the cooling unit, excluding a refrigerant inlet surface, in which the refrigerant inlet portion is disposed, and a refrigerant outlet surface, in which the refrigerant outlet portion is disposed, the electronic devices being cooled by boiling of the refrigerant; and a hollow outer case 4 that covers the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Shinozaki, Shigetoshi Ipposhi, Hiroyuki Higashino, Yugo Asai, Hiroyuki Yano, Haruyuki Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10224265
    Abstract: A power electronics assembly includes a semiconductor device stack having a wide bandgap semiconductor device, a semiconductor cooling chip thermally coupled to the wide bandgap semiconductor device, and a first electrode electrically coupled to the wide bandgap semiconductor device and positioned between the wide bandgap semiconductor device and the semiconductor cooling chip. The semiconductor cooling chip is positioned between a substrate layer and the wide bandgap semiconductor device. The substrate layer includes a substrate inlet port and a substrate outlet port. An integrated fluid channel system extends between the substrate inlet port and the substrate outlet port and includes a substrate fluid inlet channel extending from the substrate inlet port into the substrate layer, a substrate fluid outlet channel extending from the substrate outlet port into the substrate layer, and one or more cooling chip fluid channels extending into the semiconductor cooling chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Fukuoka, Ercan M. Dede, Shailesh N. Joshi, Feng Zhou
  • Patent number: 10218010
    Abstract: A heat transfer system includes a fuel cell module that produces heat and water, and a thermal energy storage module that stores the heat produced by the fuel cell module. The thermal energy storage module includes a phase-change material. A conduit couples the fuel cell module to the thermal energy storage module. The conduit is oriented to channel the water produced by the fuel cell module through the thermal energy storage module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: The Boeing Company, University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Joseph Sherman Breit, Casey Joe Roberts, Amir Faghri, Travis Robert Ward, Christopher Robak
  • Patent number: 10207825
    Abstract: A telecommunications satellite stabilized on three axes includes a set of dissipative equipment constituting a payload of the satellite. The satellite includes support data transmission antennas and is substantially parallelepipedal in shape with the panels forming two opposite faces, east and west faces. The panels form two additional opposite faces, north and south faces, and include radiator surfaces on their external faces. The radiator surfaces are configured to cool the electronic equipment of the satellite. The equipment installed on the north and south panels dissipate thermal power corresponding to less than 25% of the total dissipated power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS, THALES, CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES CNES
    Inventors: Raphaƫl Hache, Bruno Trancart, Andrew Walker
  • Patent number: 10199308
    Abstract: A liquid-cooled heat sink includes a heat absorption module having a liquid storage container with one heat conductive side, a liquid inlet and a liquid; a liquid transport module including one inlet tube having a first end connected spatially with the liquid inlet of the storage container and a second end connected spatially with a pump unit, and an outlet tube having a first end connected spatially with the liquid outlet of the storage container and a second end connected spatially with a storage chamber; and a heat exchange module including a fin assembly, one connection passage extending through the fin assembly and one fan unit disposed on the fin assembly, which has two opposite ends respectively connected to the pump unit and the storage chamber, the connection passage having two opposite ends respectively connected to the pump unit and the liquid storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DYNATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tai-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 10178813
    Abstract: A power module including a plurality of power die layers including power electronic components; a plurality of heat sink components operatively connected to multiple sides of each power electronic component; a plurality of electrically conductive layers contacting the plurality of heat sink components, wherein a power die layer and an electrically conductive layer sequentially alternate to form a stacked structure such that both ends of the stacked structure includes an end electrically conductive layer. A cooling path is integrated with each layer in the stacked structure. A housing unit houses the stacked structure. The power electronic components may include heat-producing electronic devices. The cooling path may accommodate any of a fluid and solid to liquid phase change materials. The fluid comes into direct contact with the power die layers, heat sink components, and electrically conductive layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Lauren M. Boteler, Damian P. Urciuoli
  • Patent number: 10040369
    Abstract: A cooling system for cooling a device (150), e.g. a battery, within a vehicle (100), especially a hybrid electric vehicle, the cooling system comprising: a first cooling subsystem (180) for cooling the device (150) and having a relatively low rate of energy consumption, e.g. an ambient air-based cooling apparatus, a second cooling subsystem (182) for cooling the device (150) and having a relatively high rate of energy consumption, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian Hughes, Baptiste Bureau
  • Patent number: 10020243
    Abstract: A power electronics assembly having a semiconductor device stack having a wide bandgap semiconductor device, a first electrode electrically coupled the wide bandgap semiconductor device, and a second electrode electrically coupled the wide bandgap semiconductor device. A substrate layer is coupled to the semiconductor device stack such that the first electrode is positioned between the substrate layer and the wide bandgap semiconductor device. The substrate layer includes a substrate inlet port and a substrate outlet port. An integrated fluid channel system extends between the substrate inlet and outlet ports and includes a substrate fluid inlet channel extending from the substrate inlet port into the substrate layer, a substrate fluid outlet channel extending from the substrate outlet port into the substrate layer, and one or more semiconductor fluid channels extending into the wide bandgap semiconductor device in fluid communication with the substrate fluid inlet and outlet channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Fukuoka, Ercan M. Dede, Shailesh N. Joshi, Feng Zhou
  • Patent number: 9669681
    Abstract: A vehicle heat exchanger includes a low-temperature side radiator, a condenser, and a high-temperature side radiator, which are aligned in an airflow direction and are integrated together. The low-temperature side radiator includes an inflow portion and an upper path, which are located in an upper portion thereof. In addition, the low-temperature side radiator includes a lower path and an outlet portion, which are located in a lower portion thereof and communicate with the upper path. A subcooler of the condenser overlaps, in the airflow direction, with at least a part of the lower path of the low-temperature side radiator. As a result, thermal influence by the low-temperature side radiator on the subcooler of the condenser can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Oono, Shota Akagi
  • Patent number: 9664987
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a light source, a light valve, at least one light guide optical system of a first light guide optical system or a second light guide optical system, a first cooling unit configured to cool at least one of the light source, the light valve, the first light guide optical system, or the second light guide optical system, an inlet port, a second cooling unit configured to cool at least one of the light source, the light valve, the first light guide optical system, or the second light guide optical system, and a filter disposed in an air path from the inlet port to a member to be blown by an air blowing fan. A radiator is disposed between the inlet port and the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Nomoto
  • Patent number: 9598965
    Abstract: A blade for a thermal turbomachine is provided. The blade has a blade airfoil having a first extent in a substantially radial orientation in relation to a rotational axis of the turbomachine and a second extent which is configured transversely with respect to the first extent, and comprising a blade root which adjoins the rotor blade and rounds off the rotor blade in the first extent. The blade has graphene at least in regions. A method for producing a blade of this type is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Detlef Haje
  • Patent number: 9512828
    Abstract: A bi-field solar geothermal system and method. A ground source geothermal heat pump system comprises two discrete hot and cold loops operated in conjunction with solar panels. Heat acquired from the solar panels is stored in a hot geothermal loop for use during colder weather. The alternative use of cooled fluid, passed through the solar panels, enables removal of heat from a cooled geothermal loop for use during hot summer months. The system comprises a valve system in working communication with the hot geothermal loop and the cold geothermal loop and a control system for controlling the operation of valves and determining when to switch from the hot geothermal loop to the cold geothermal loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Crowder College
    Inventors: Alan Marble, Art Boyt, Dan Eberle
  • Patent number: 9476619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigeration facility and a method for maintaining the temperature of an isothermal enclosure (3) including: a refrigerating unit (5) comprising a compressor (7) driven by a heat engine (8) and an evaporator (13); and a thermochemical cooling system (15) including a vessel (23) containing a liquefied gas capable, after evaporation, of combining with a reactive product, consisting of a mixture of a reactive salt and natural expanded graphite, contained in a reactor (17), the reaction product obtained being capable of being regenerated by a heating means, said cooling system including an evaporator (25) and a condenser (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: COLDWAY
    Inventors: Laurent Rigaud, Francis Kindbeiter
  • Patent number: 9376356
    Abstract: A method or system for recovering carbon dioxide is provided with which in a plant for synthesizing methanol from a hydrocarbon gas or synthesizing gasoline therefrom via methanol, the waste heat of a low-temperature reformed gas, which has conventionally been discarded and is difficult to reutilize, can be effectively utilized. In the system for synthesizing methanol or gasoline from a hydrocarbon gas and for recovering carbon dioxide, a reformed gas is produced by steam reforming of the hydrocarbon gas. Since a combustion discharge gas generates when a fuel gas is burned in order to obtain a heat source for the steam reforming, carbon dioxide is recovered from the combustion discharge gas in an absorption tower (40) using an absorption liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki Iijima
  • Patent number: 9253999
    Abstract: The invention relates to a UHT system for heat treating temperature-sensitive food products, in particular desserts or dessert-like products, comprising a pre-heating zone and a subsequent high-heating zone. The aim of the invention is to achieve accurate and fast temperature adjustment of the food product leaving the pre-heating zone to the temperature conditions at the inlet of the high-heating zone in a UHT system of the generic type, and at the same time, with an equal dwell time for all partial amounts of the food product, to ensure that the food product is treated in a particularly thermally gentle manner and to keep the mechanical loading of the food product as low as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: GEA TDS GmbH
    Inventors: Ludger Tacke, Norbert Busch, Deitrich Zimmermann, Hubert Assing, Uwe Schwenzow, Brigitte Schlag
  • Publication number: 20150129178
    Abstract: A process and system provide for processing inorganic matter-containing residue in a thermal decomposition process. The process and system are effective for reducing pressures which can occur during processing of inorganic matter-containing residue. A process for processing inorganic matter-containing residue in a thermal decomposition process includes conveying inorganic matter containing residue from a thermal decomposition unit to a burn-out section and conveying the inorganic matter containing residue from the burn-out section through a transition section to an ash sump. The inorganic matter containing residue is cooled to remove about 10% or more of heat in the inorganic matter containing residue before reaching the ash sump. The process further includes contacting the inorganic matter containing residue with a cooling medium in the gas sump and venting gaseous material generated back to the thermal decomposition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: INEOS BIO SA
    Inventors: Peter Simpson Bell, Dustin Freyaldenhoven
  • Publication number: 20150116938
    Abstract: A heat sink for power modules can be incorporated into a power module of a machine. In embodiments, an alloy is extruded to form a body with a plurality of divider webs integral thereto and defining a plurality of longitudinal passage segments inside the body. The body is machined to remove alternating end portions of the divider webs to define a fitting end turn area and a return end turn area disposed in opposing relationship with each other, thereby forming a serpentine fluid passage. A fitting end cap is welded to the body. A fluid inlet and a fluid outlet of the fitting end cap are respectively in fluid communication with a passage inlet and a passage outlet of the serpentine fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Todd G. Nakanishi, Jon N. Husser, Keith E. Dixler
  • Publication number: 20150090669
    Abstract: A filter assembly includes a filter media for filtering a fluid, and a valve having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet for controlling a flow of the fluid through the filter assembly. The valve includes a thermally active element that changes shape between a first configuration and a second configuration in response to a temperature variation. When the thermally active element is in the first configuration the valve is open with the fluid inlet in fluid communication with the fluid outlet, and the thermally active element changes shape to the second configuration to close the valve. The thermally active element may move a valve poppet against a valve seat to close the valve. A pressure bypass is configured to open the valve in response to a pressure increase in the filter assembly above a threshold pressure when the thermally active element is in the second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: John Trott, Homayoun Sanatgar
  • Patent number: 8991476
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to store heat into a thermal storing material using a plurality of thermal transport mediums, in a thermal storage device utilizing natural convection of a thermal storage material resulting from temperature difference of the thermal storage material. The thermal storage device of the invention has a plurality of thermal transport mediums 6a and 6b having different temperatures, a thermal storage material 2 which stores heat of the thermal transport mediums 6a and 6b or whose heat is drawn by the thermal transport mediums 6a and 6b, a thermal storage portion 1 accommodating the thermal storage material 2, and a first and a second thermal storage tanks 3 and 4 formed by dividing an inner space of the thermal storage portion 1, and a thermal exchange between the thermal transport medium 6a or 6b and the thermal storage material 2 takes place in the individual thermal storage tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, T.Rad Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Tsubone, Seiichi Hashi, Masahito Tsukahara, Masataka Fukuzawa, Kouji Narita
  • Publication number: 20150060016
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system for exchanging heat by means of a loop in which a heat transfer fluid circulates, between a plurality of industrial and tertiary sites, each site possibly being a producer and/or consumer with the aim of reducing the energy factor on the district scale. The invention also concerns a method for pooling thermal energy on the district scale using a loop connecting at least one thermal energy consumer site and at least one thermal energy producer site, in which a heat transfer fluid circulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Fabrice Giroudiere, Eric Lemaire
  • Publication number: 20150053374
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes a cabinet forming an external appearance of the air conditioner and is provided with an opening, and a cover to open and close the opening. The cover includes a cover body to cover the opening and includes a first cover body and a second cover body that are spaced apart from each other, and a spacing rib provided between the first cover body and the second cover body such that the first cover is spaced apart from the second cover body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Hoon Kim, Young Seok Lim, Hyuk Jin Gwon, Jong Mun Lee
  • Patent number: 8959937
    Abstract: In a method for operating a cooling system for cooling food on board an aircraft, a partial amount of refrigerant, which, in the rest state, is stored in a receiving space of a refrigerant container in the gaseous state of aggregation, is discharged from the receiving space of the refrigerant container into a cooling circuit of the cooling system. The partial amount of the refrigerant is directed into a liquefier arranged in the cooling circuit and converted to the liquid state of aggregation. The partial amount of the refrigerant liquefied by the liquefier is directed through a heat exchanger arranged in the receiving space of the refrigerant container. The remaining refrigerant, stored in the receiving space of the refrigerant container in the gaseous state of aggregation, is converted to the liquid state of aggregation by heat energy transfer to the partial amount of the refrigerant flowing through the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Piesker
  • Patent number: 8960181
    Abstract: Solar heat collector, especially an evacuated-tube solar heat collector, filled with first solid heat storage and conducting material transfers the solar heat to an electric power heat insulated utensil through second heat conducting/transferring material for cooking foods and making coffee/tea. A set of solar cooking appliance having a solar heat collector filed with a first solid heat storage and conducting material and a solar cooking range filled with third solid heat storage and conducting material. The solar cooking range having a heat insulated enclosed compartment and also having a cooktop. The cooking range having a set of cooking chambers which are in thermal contact with the first and second heat storage and conducting material for cooking food therein. The cooking appliance also has a group of removable parts that cover the cooking chambers separately. An electric power heater provides a backup energy source and electric heat storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Huazi Lin
  • Publication number: 20150033764
    Abstract: A thermoelectric unit including thermoelectric modules, cold side fins, a heat sink, a hot side heat absorption element, and an electronic controller. The heat absorption element includes a metal heat transfer structure, phase change material (PCM) and heat exchange medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: DOUBLE COOL LTD.
    Inventors: Alexander Gurevich, Isaac Steiner
  • Patent number: 8941987
    Abstract: A memory cooling duct can include: a front end and a back end; a top that includes a fan mount disposed between the front end and the back end; a front end vent; a front edge, a back edge and opposing side edges that define a rectangular bottom opening; and a flexible lever at the front end that includes a locking surface for locking the memory cooling duct over a rectangular array of memory sockets. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Vincent Makley, Timothy Samuel Farrow, William Fred Martin-Otto, Marc Richard Pamley
  • Patent number: 8920951
    Abstract: In a battery module, having a housing, at least one battery, which is disposed in the housing, at least one inlet opening for introducing a cooling fluid into the housing, and at least one outlet opening for conducting the cooling fluid out of the housing. According to the invention, compressed cooling fluid can be supplied to the at least one inlet opening using a compressor. A reduction of the cooling performance because of heating of the compressed cooling fluid is to be at least partially avoided. Furthermore, the design effort is to be low and the battery module is to be cost-effective to produce. The invention solves a problem in that the cooling fluid can be cooled by a cooling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Leuthner, Philipp Kohlrausch
  • Patent number: 8921702
    Abstract: In one possible implementation, a thermal plane structure includes a non-wicking structural microtruss between opposing surfaces of a multilayer structure and a thermal transport medium within the thermal plane structure for fluid and vapor transport between a thermal source and a thermal sink. A microtruss wick is located between the opposing surfaces and extends between the thermal source and the thermal sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: William B. Carter, Peter D. Brewer, Adam F. Gross, Jeffrey L. Rogers, Keith V. Guinn, Alan J. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20140363357
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivery of diesel exhaust fluid or other reductant to an injector for release into an engine exhaust aftertreatment system. The injector includes a nozzle assembly that thermally shields the diesel exhaust fluid from the exhaust gas temperatures. A diesel exhaust fluid delivery procedure is also disclosed for nozzle cooling prior to operation of the injector for emissions reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Aalok Trivedi, Andrew Myer, Stephanie L. Apewokin, Samuel Johnson, Srivardhan Chandrapati, George G. Muntean, Joshua D. Henry, John Anthis, Omkar Tendolkar
  • Publication number: 20140352922
    Abstract: A chill mold is used to cool molten material to form a casting. A support holds the chill mold so that a bottom of the chill mold is elevated. A baffle is arranged to divert a generally horizontal flow of cooling air upwardly to impinge the bottom of the chill mold. A plurality of chill molds may be aligned generally in a row, and at least one fan may be arranged at an end of the row to direct the flow of cooling air underneath the chill molds. The size and the vertical position of the baffles may be varied along the row, so as to generally equalize convective cooling rates among the chill molds in the row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: HATCH LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Trovant, Lucas Alexander Brown, Tony Cesta, Katharine Elizabeth Stokman-Connell, Felim Patrick McCaffrey
  • Publication number: 20140338389
    Abstract: A system is provided including a vapor compression cycle. The vapor compression cycle includes an operably coupled compressor, condenser, first expansion device, and evaporator through which a refrigerant circulates. A thermal energy storage unit includes a heat exchanger arranged within a phase change material. The heat exchanger is fluidly coupled to the vapor compression cycle with a plurality of conduits and valves such that refrigerant flows through the heat exchanger in a heat transfer relationship with the phase change material. When the system is in a first mode, the heat exchanger is configured to function similar to the evaporator and the phase change material is configured to store thermal energy. When the system is in a second mode, the heat exchanger is configured to function similar to the condenser and the phase change material is configured to release thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Zidu Ma, Jun Pyo Lee, Ivan Rydkin, Daniel J. Dempsey, Warren Clough
  • Publication number: 20140336433
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment can be a process for initiating operations of a separation apparatus. The process may include passing a hydrocarbon carrier having a sulfiding agent through an exchanger for heating the hydrocarbon carrier prior to entering a stripper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: UOP, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Hoehn, Shannon Maureen Sullivan, Krishnan Vaidyanathan
  • Publication number: 20140326428
    Abstract: A system for conditioning air in a building including a fan-coil unit arranged adjacent to or within an indoor space within the building and additionally configured to at least one of heat and cool the air of the indoor space, and a scrubber arranged adjacent to or within the indoor space, the scrubber configured during a scrub cycle for scrubbing of indoor air from the indoor space. The scrubber includes one or more adsorbent materials arranged therein to adsorb at least one predetermined gas from the indoor air during the scrub cycle, a source of outdoor air, and an exhaust, wherein the scrubber is configured during a purge cycle to direct a purging air flow received from the source of outdoor air over and/or through the adsorbent materials to purge at least a portion of the at least one predetermined gas adsorbed by the adsorbent materials during the scrub cycle from the adsorbent materials and thereafter exhausting the flow via the exhaust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ENVERID SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Udi Meirav, Israel Biran, Abraham Bechar, Asael Meruham
  • Patent number: 8875728
    Abstract: A fluidized bed reactor system is disclosed. The system may be used in connection with a locally cooled gas distribution plate, which may control the reaction and increase system efficiency. A thermal bridge breaking system for disrupting heat transfer across the reactor is also disclosed. The thermal bridge breaking system may be provided in connection with, or separate from, the gas distribution plate cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Siliken Chemicals, S.L.
    Inventors: Javier Sansegundo-Sanchez, Xavier Benavides-Rel, Manuel Vales-Canle, Maria Tomas-Martinez
  • Publication number: 20140318743
    Abstract: A system and method for a polyolefin reactor temperature control system having a first reactor temperature control path, a second reactor temperature control path, and a shared temperature control path. The shared temperature control path is configured to combine and process coolant return streams, and to provide coolant supply for the first reactor temperature control path and the second reactor temperature control path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
    Inventors: Timothy O. Odi, Anurag Gupta, Ralph W. Romig
  • Patent number: 8869878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flat plate heat pipe and a method for manufacturing the same. The heat pipe includes a flattened pipe whose inner surface is coated with a wick structure layer. The interior of the flattened pipe is provided with a sintered supporting layer and a working fluid. The sintered supporting layer has a plurality of posts arranged in the flattened pipe to vertically support therein. With this arrangement, the thickness of the pipe can be reduced but the whole structural strength can be maintained to prevent deformation. Further, a return path for the working fluid can be provided in the pipe. By only sealing two sides of the pipe, a sealed chamber can be formed for the operation of the working fluid. By the inventive method, the manufacturing process can be simplified and a larger space inside the chamber can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiu-Wei Yang
  • Publication number: 20140311709
    Abstract: A heat exchanger (1) for recovering energy from a fluid, an energy recovery device including the heat exchanger (1), and an energy recovery system are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Allied Castle International Limited
    Inventor: Sai Fai Chan
  • Publication number: 20140305613
    Abstract: A fluid heating system for heating fluid flowing in a pipe to prevent freezing and ice build up. A controllable variable flow heat exchanger is utilized within the pipe to provide thermal transfer to the fluid flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Certek Heat Machine USA, LLC
  • Publication number: 20140305615
    Abstract: A ducted unit having first and second outlets wherein the first and second outlets are connected to each other by outlet ducting to form a closed loop, the outlet ducting having at least two spaced apertures for ejecting air within the outlet ducting at substantially constant pressure such that the air pressure within the closed loop outlet ducting is substantially equalized such that the outlets operate at a substantially constant pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SILENTAIR GROUP LIMITED
    Inventor: Phil Gillatt
  • Patent number: 8851067
    Abstract: A solar panel comprises a conduit which in the usual way is designed to comprise a heat carrying medium for heat transfer between the solar panel and the surrounding environment. The conduit is placed so that it can be heated by the rays from the sun. The solar panel comprises a chemical heat pump of the type hermetically sealed unity tube with a reactor part, an evaporator/condenser part and a passage there between. The part of the unity tube comprising the reactor part of the chemical heat pump is positioned in heat conducting contact with the first conduit and thereby the part of the unity tube with the reactor part will be heated. The unity tube may be surrounded by a heat insulating part of vacuum jug type comprising an evacuated space between an outer wall and an inner wall. The inner wall may at its outwards facing surface comprise a radiation receiving part adapted to transform solar radiation to heat and which is in heat conducting contact with the first area and the first conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Climatewell AB
    Inventor: Goran Bolin
  • Publication number: 20140283537
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for use in refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pump systems wherein the composition comprises a fluoroolefin and at least one other component. The compositions of the present invention are useful in processes for producing cooling or heat, as heat transfer fluids, foam blowing agents, aerosol propellants, and fire suppression and fire extinguishing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: BARBARA HAVILAND MINOR, VELLIYUR NOTT MALLIKARJUNA RAO
  • Publication number: 20140287292
    Abstract: The present invention provides a temperature-regulating element (1) having a thermally conductive surface (3) and a thermally insulating surface (5), said temperature-regulating element comprising a metallic plate (7) having elevations (9), a main body (11) composed of plastic and two connection components (17a, 17b) comprised of plastic. At least one continuous channel (13) for receiving a temperature-regulating medium is formed between the metallic plate (7) and the main body (11), said at least one continuous channel extending from one end face (15a) to an opposite end face (15b) of the main body (11) and being connected to a temperature-regulating medium circuit by the connection components (17a, 17b). The temperature-regulating element (1) is designed such that the main body (11) at least partly surrounds the metallic plate (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Patrick BAUMGART, Oliver Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8840803
    Abstract: A nanocomposite fluid includes a fluid medium; and a nanoparticle composition comprising nanoparticles which are electrically insulating and thermally conductive. A method of making the nanocomposite fluid includes forming boron nitride nanoparticles; dispersing the boron nitride nanoparticles in a solvent; combining the boron nitride nanoparticles and a fluid medium; and removing the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Oleg A. Mazyar, Ashley Leonard, Joshua C. Falkner
  • Publication number: 20140262155
    Abstract: Systems for cooling a drive block are provided. A system for a cooled drive housing can include a drive block configured to at least partially surround a drive assembly, an insulating plate configured to close at least a portion of a first side of the drive block, at least one motor receiver within the drive block configured to receive at least one drive motor, and at least one coolant passage configured to circulate coolant through the cooled drive housing. Additional systems are disclosed for cooling a housing for use with an orbital welding system and others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Miller
  • Publication number: 20140268561
    Abstract: An electronic equipment includes: a heat generating component; and a heat receiving device, wherein the heat receiving device includes: a case including a contacting surface which contacts the heat generating component; a flow passage, formed within the case, configured to flow a coolant flows, and an inflow port and an outflow port of the flow passage formed in an outer surface of the case, and a distance from a spot having higher heat generation density than the other portions on a surface of the heat generating component which contacts the contacting surface to the inflow port is shorter than a distance from the spot to the outflow port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Jun TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140264148
    Abstract: An azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of a binary azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (trans-HFO-1233zd) and a second component selected from the group consisting of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf) and trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (trans-HFO-1234ze), and combinations of these and various uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: RYAN HULSE, Rajiv R. Singh, Hang T. Pham
  • Publication number: 20140246175
    Abstract: A system for preheating a pressure vessel includes a throat including an area of excess heat and a dome having an area of deficient heat. The throat includes a conduit extending from a pressure vessel opening to the pressure vessel interior. A plenum is defined between the throat and a seal within the dome. The throat extends from the dome toward a dome floor. The floor is substantially perpendicular to the throat. A conduit is coupled to the plenum and channels a flow of purge fluid into the plenum wherein heat from the throat is transferred to the flow of purge fluid and carried by the flow of purge fluid into the area of deficient heat via a gap defined between the seal and the floor such that the flow of purge fluid reduces temperature differential stresses within the pressure vessel and purges the area of deficient heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Michael Storey, Alex Clinton Solomon, Benjamin Campbell Steinhaus, Judeth Brannon Corry, Steven Craig Russell, Robert Henri Gauthier, Yasir Hafeez Abbasi, Lien-Yan Chen
  • Publication number: 20140246626
    Abstract: A process is provided for producing syngas that is effective for use in downstream processes. The process for producing syngas includes operating a gasification apparatus in a start-up mode until the gasification apparatus and equipment downstream of the gasification apparatus are adequately warmed up to a first target temperature. Upon reaching a first target temperature, the process is then operated in a production mode to produce a second syngas with a higher CO/CO2 molar ratio. Operation in a start-up mode until reaching a first target temperature, provides a process that is effective for reducing fouling in downstream equipment and for providing a second syngas can be more effectively cooled and cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: INEOS BIO SA
    Inventors: Chin-Whan Ko, Michael Sean Slape, Peter Simpson Bell, Kim Ocfemia
  • Publication number: 20140246174
    Abstract: Cooling apparatuses and coolant-cooled electronic assemblies are provided which include a thermal transfer structure configured to couple to and cool one or more electronic components. The thermal transfer structure includes a thermal spreader, and at least one coolant-carrying tube coupled to the thermal spreader. The coolant-carrying tube(s) includes multiple tube lengths disposed substantially in a common plane, and an out-of-plane tube bend. The out-of-plane tube bend is couples in fluid communication first and second tube lengths of the multiple tube lengths, and extends out-of-plane from the multiple tube lengths disposed in the common plane. The first and second tube lengths may be spaced apart, with a third tube length disposed between them, and the coolant-carrying tube(s) further includes an in-plane tube bend which couples in fluid communication the third tube length and a fourth tube length of the multiple tube lengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amilcar R. ARVELO, Mark A. BRANDON, Levi A. CAMPBELL, Michael J. ELLSWORTH, JR., Eric J. McKEEVER
  • Publication number: 20140224454
    Abstract: An active cooling panel apparatus comprises a first surface including a thermally conductive material, a second surface generally parallel with the first surface, and at least one separator separating the first surface and second surface and defining a fluid flow channel between the first surface and the second surface, the fluid flow channel guiding fluid to flow from an inlet port, through the fluid flow channel, and out through an outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Siebe Schootstra, Martijn Klok, Edwin Ludovicus Johannes Jacobus Linders, Marcus Michael Cornelis Jaspers
  • Publication number: 20140224452
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has first and second flow passages with a communication passage therebetween. An inlet/outlet opening in a wall of the first passage receives a one-piece inlet/outlet fitting having an inner tube and an outer ring connected by webs, the tube and ring defining inner and outer flow passages in direct flow communication with the first and second flow passages, respectively. A first end of the tube and an outer surface of the ring are provided with resilient sealing members for sealing within a bore of a coolant manifold. The ring has a planar sealing surface which is sealed to the wall of the first passage, and the second end of the inner tube extends through the first fluid flow passage and is sealed inside the communication passage. Lateral adjustment of the fitting within the inlet/outlet opening compensates for stack-up tolerance variation in the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth M. A. Abels