Plural Intermediate Fluent Heat Exchange Materials Patents (Class 165/104.13)
  • Patent number: 11181322
    Abstract: A turbine engine heat exchanger for exchanging heat between a first fluid and a second fluid includes a reference axis, a network of tubular meshes having a plurality of meshes each of which is formed, successively in a reference direction, of at least two curvilinear branches, called anterior branches, of a junction where the two anterior branches meet, and of at least two curvilinear branches, called posterior branches, diverging from the junction, wherein the meshes are stacked in staggered rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS SA
    Inventors: Roxane Koeune, Nicolas Fellin
  • Patent number: 11179730
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electro-filter for separating a mixture of gas and oil drops including: at least one body including at least one oil/gas separation chamber, at least one emitter electrode, and at least one collector electrode made of an electrically-conductive plastic material. The manufacturing method includes at least the following steps: implementation of a first injection cycle having at least one step of injecting the collector electrode, implementation of an overmolding cycle having at least the following steps: displacement of the injected collector electrode into a second cavity of the same mold or into the cavity of another mold, overmolding at least the oil/gas separation chamber of the body at least on the collector electrode, with an electrically-insulating plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: AKWEL
    Inventors: Pascal Guerry, Anthony Nollevaux, Ludovic Serrurier
  • Patent number: 11137215
    Abstract: There is provided a flat heat pipe that is not easily deformed in spite of a reduction in thickness and can maintain high heat transport capacity. A flat heat pipe 100 includes a container 130 in which a cavity 130S is formed by plates 110 (110a, 110b) made of metal and disposed substantially in parallel with each other, working fluid that is enclosed in the cavity 130S, and a wick structure 150 that is inserted into the container. The wick structure 150 includes a first sheet-like member 140, and hollow protruding portions 170 protruding in a height direction of the container 130 are formed on the first sheet-like member 140.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Toratani, Yoshinori Nakamura, Yoshikatsu Inagaki, Hirofumi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11112186
    Abstract: A heatsink including: a heat transport member having a heat receiving portion thermally connected to a heating element; and a heat radiating fin group which is connected to a heat radiating portion of the heat transport member and in which a plurality of heat radiating fins is arranged, wherein the heat transport member has an integral internal space that communicates from the heat receiving portion to the heat radiating portion and that is filled with a working fluid, a heat receiving portion inner surface area increasing portion and a supporting member are provided in an internal space of the heat receiving portion, and the supporting member is in surface contact with the heat receiving portion inner surface area increasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Watanabe, Kenya Kawabata, Yoshikatsu Inagaki, Tatsuro Miura, Kazuaki Aotani, Toshiaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10877361
    Abstract: A cooling device includes an evaporator configured to evaporate working fluid in a liquid phase due to a heat transferred from a cooling target, a condenser configured to condense the working fluid in the vapor phase, a vapor pipe through which the working fluid changed to the vapor phase in the evaporator flow into the condenser, and a liquid pipe through which the working fluid changed to the liquid phase in the condenser flow into the evaporator. The condenser has a phase change flow channel into which the working fluid in the vapor phase inflows via the vapor pipe, and through which the working fluid changed in phase from the vapor phase to the liquid phase flow out to the liquid pipe. The phase change flow channel has a reduced diameter part having a flow channel cross-sectional area decreasing in a direction from upstream toward downstream of the working fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigekazu Aoki, Norio Imaoka
  • Patent number: 10815975
    Abstract: An OTEC system and method utilize rigid containers, each of which defines a sealed volume partially filled with heavy water. A vessel houses the rigid containers and is disposed in ocean water. The vessel transports the rigid containers between a surface of the ocean water and a depth D of the ocean water at which the heavy water freezes to become frozen heavy water. An OTEC plant located at the surface of the ocean water melts the frozen heavy water in a condensing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Lester Reid Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10784738
    Abstract: A method for producing an electric drive machine, including the steps of providing a stator having a cavity for the introduction of a rotor and introducing a hardenable seal into the cavity in contact with the stator and then hardening the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philipp Berendes, Stefan Oechslen, Bernhard Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 10782751
    Abstract: Computer processing systems are cooled and the otherwise wasted heat is extracted for space heating by providing a cooling dielectric liquid in a tank which passes from a manifold at the bottom of the tank through an array of tubular housings each having open top and bottom ends and containing row of the circuit boards. The housings sit on a divider sheet which has arrays of openings aligned with the housings allowing the liquid to pass from the manifold under little or no pressure so that the liquid flows through the housings by convection and stratifies to generate a layer of heated liquid above the open tops of the housings which can be tapped off to a heat exchanger. The liquid around the housings is not fed from the manifold and the power supplies for the circuit boards sit in this body of liquid and are cooled thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Stephane Gauthier, Oscar Miller, Hartley Torrealba, Anna Le Wong
  • Patent number: 10757839
    Abstract: A server cooling system includes a shell accommodated with a cooling liquid, a condensation module, a mechanical arm, a buffer bin and a control module. The server cooling system automatically takes out and places in a heating element, and avoids the gasified cooling liquid steam from leaking, improving the safety factor during operation, and reducing loss of the cooling liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DAWNING INFORMATION INDUSTRY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weidong Shen
  • Patent number: 10723666
    Abstract: A method for operating a composter device including directing exhaust from a composting container to a reservoir by way of a first fluid pathway, directing ambient air to the reservoir by way of a second fluid pathway, and mixing the exhaust from the first fluid pathway and the ambient air from the second fluid pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel Maghas, Thomas Alan Latack
  • Patent number: 10674641
    Abstract: An electronics cooling arrangement includes a housing, an electronic device disposed within the housing, and a solid-liquid phase change material disposed within the housing and is in thermal communication with the electronic device to absorb heat generated by the electronic device. A method of cooling an electronic device and a vehicular electronics cooling system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Shepard, Kris H. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10626475
    Abstract: A heat treatment apparatus of one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a feed device that feeds a heat treatment workpiece downstream in a feed direction along a heat treatment workpiece pass-line; a heating device that includes a heating coil disposed downstream of the feed device in the feed direction and encircling the pass-line; a cooling device that is disposed adjacent to the heating coil, downstream of the heating coil in the feed direction, and encircling the pass-line; and a gas supply device that is disposed upstream of the heating coil in the feed direction, directly connected to the heating coil and encircling the pass-line, and that includes a plurality of gas compartments configured by internally partitioning the gas supply device in the feed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Uematsu, Akihiro Sakamoto, Hiroaki Kubota
  • Patent number: 10517191
    Abstract: A liquid immersion server includes a processor, a heat sink to which heat generated by the processor is transferred, a flow channel through which a first refrigerant liquid that has absorbed heat from the heat sink flows, and a cooling bath that stores a second refrigerant liquid that is inactive in a lower section thereof and that stores the first refrigerant liquid in an upper section thereof, wherein when the liquid immersion server is in operation, the processor, the heat sink, and the flow channel are immersed in the second refrigerant liquid, the flow channel has a supply port to which the first refrigerant liquid is supplied from a first pipe and a first discharge port that discharges the first refrigerant liquid that has absorbed heat into the cooling bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukiko Wakino, Satoshi Inano, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Minoru Ishinabe
  • Patent number: 10495078
    Abstract: A device for controlling a compressor of vehicles may include a sensor module including a cabin temperature sensor, an outdoor temperature sensor, an evaporator temperature sensor detecting a temperature of cooling medium in an evaporator, a vehicle speed sensor, and a brake sensor, an injector, an air conditioning system including a condenser, an evaporator, the compressor, a temperature control door controlling a temperature of air flowing into a cabin, an intake door selectively distributing an inner air or an outer air into the cabin, and a blower blowing the air to the intake door, and a controller controlling the injector and the air conditioning system, wherein the controller accumulates a cold air energy by increasing an operation of the compressor if a speed-reducing condition occurs, and the air conditioning system uses the accumulated cold air energy by decreasing the operation of the compressor if a release condition occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Woong Kim, Ki Lyong Jang, Chang Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10407635
    Abstract: An algae-based powdered fuel is configured to be fluidized in a gas stream. The algae-based powdered fuel is manufactured by drying an algae slurry to produce a powdered composition and then comminuting the powdered composition to produce the fuel. The algae-based powdered fuel can be combusted in a gas turbine to generate electricity and/or to propel an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Fulton, III
  • Patent number: 10356950
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for cooling an electronic component includes a heat transfer chamber containing a heated substance having a first density and a liquid coolant having a second density. The heat exchanger can also include a circulation circuit that recirculates the heated substance through the heat transfer chamber for mixing with the liquid coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Nader Dariavach, Michel Engelhardt
  • Patent number: 10254023
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, a cooling system contains a compressor configured to compress a refrigerant, a high side heat exchanger configured to remove heat from the refrigerant, and a load configured to cool a space using the refrigerant. The high side heat exchanger has a frame and one or more refrigerant tubes extending through the frame, wherein each refrigerant tube has at least one cavity configured to allow the refrigerant to flow through the refrigerant tube. The high side heat exchanger is configured to remove heat from the refrigerant as the refrigerant flows through the one or more refrigerant tubes. The high side heat exchanger also has one or more heat pipes contacting the frame that, collectively, bear at least 25% of the weight of the one or more refrigerant tubes, are coupled directly to the frame, and are configured to remove heat from the flowing refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, LLC
    Inventor: Robert DelVentura
  • Patent number: 10123454
    Abstract: Provided is a cooling system capable of improving the cooling performance of an electronic device and being simple and efficient. The cooling system has a cooling tank, and the cooling tank contains in its open space a second cooling liquid having a boiling point T2. An electronic device mounting a processor as a heating element on a board is stored within the open space of the cooling tank and is immersed in the second cooling liquid. A boiling cooling device is a cooling device thermally connected to the processor and encloses a first cooling liquid having a boiling point T1 (provided T1=T2 or T1<T2). A first heat exchanger is immersed in a surface layer portion of the second cooling liquid within the cooling tank. The first heat exchanger encloses therein a third refrigerant having a boiling point T3 (provided T1=T3 or T1>T3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: EXASCALER INC.
    Inventor: Motoaki Saito
  • Patent number: 10107559
    Abstract: A heat dissipation component includes: a first main body having a first chamber; a second main body having a second chamber; a third main body having a third chamber; a first tubular body having a first flow way, two ends of the first tubular body being respectively connected with the first and second main bodies; and a second tubular body having a second flow way. The second tubular body is passed through the second main body and the first flow way. Two ends of the second tubular body are respectively connected with the first and third main bodies. A working fluid is filled in the first, second and third chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Ji Lan
  • Patent number: 9987712
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of flat-plate heat pipe includes steps of: providing a first board body, a second board body and a capillary structure; selectively affixing the capillary structure to the first board body or the second board body; overlapping and mating the first and second board bodies with each other and sealing the open peripheries of the first and second board bodies to form a flat tubular main body with a reserved air-sucking and water-filling section; and vacuuming the flat tubular main body and filling working fluid into the flat tubular main body and sealing the air-sucking and water-filling section. By means of the manufacturing method of the flat-plate heat pipe, the flat-plate heat pipe can be formed with a thin thickness. After the flat-plate heat pipe is thinned, the flat-plate heat pipe still has a complete vapor passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 9924588
    Abstract: A thermal energy storage apparatus that absorbs thermal energy from a heat-generating device is described. In one aspect, the thermal energy storage apparatus comprises a non-metal container and a phase-change material. The non-metal container is configured to receive the heat-generating device thereon. The phase-change material is contained in the non-metal container and configured to absorb at least a portion of heat from the heat-generating device through the non-metal container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Gerald Ho Kim, Jay Eunjae Kim
  • Patent number: 9897365
    Abstract: A refrigerator may include a body having a freezing chamber and a refrigeration chamber, a cooling circuit for cooling the freezing chamber and the refrigeration chamber, and a power source for supplying power to the cooling circuit. The refrigerator may further include a thermosyphon provided between the freezing chamber and refrigerating chamber. A control circuit may be connected to the thermosyphon to control a flow of refrigerant in the thermosyphon. The control circuit may include a valve provided on a circulation path of the thermosyphon, a electrical power storage device connected between the power source and the valve, and a switching circuit provided between the valve and the electrical power storage device. When the power source does not supply power to the cooling circuit, the control circuit may operate the thermosyphon using power stored in the electrical power storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangbong Lee, Younghoon Yun, Chandra Sheker Gangwar, Taehee Lee, Sangoh Kim
  • Patent number: 9879664
    Abstract: A device for controlling a compressor of vehicles may include a sensor module including a cabin temperature sensor, an outdoor temperature sensor, an evaporator temperature sensor detecting a temperature of cooling medium in an evaporator, a vehicle speed sensor, and a brake sensor, an injector, an air conditioning system including a condenser, an evaporator, the compressor, a temperature control door controlling a temperature of air flowing into a cabin, an intake door selectively distributing an inner air or an outer air into the cabin, and a blower blowing the air to the intake door, and a controller controlling the injector and the air conditioning system, wherein the controller accumulates a cold air energy by increasing an operation of the compressor if a speed-reducing condition occurs, and the air conditioning system uses the accumulated cold air energy by decreasing the operation of the compressor if a release condition occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Jae Woong Kim, Chang Won Lee, Kilyong Jang
  • Patent number: 9752796
    Abstract: An improved thermal store is provided. The thermal decouples the heat output from the thermal store from the energy provided to the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BASIC HOLDINGS
    Inventor: Alan McDonald
  • Patent number: 9739479
    Abstract: A burner system includes a fuel nozzle, an electrode configured to apply electrical energy to a combustion reaction supported by the fuel nozzle, a high-voltage converter configured to receive electrical energy from a low-voltage power supply and to provide high-voltage power to the electrode, a battery charger, and a switch module coupled to the battery charger, the converter, and first and second batteries. The switch module is selectively switchable between first and second conditions. In the first condition, the first battery is coupled to the battery charger and decoupled from the high-voltage converter, while the second battery is coupled to the high-voltage converter and decoupled from the battery charger. In the second condition, the first battery is coupled to the high-voltage converter and decoupled from the battery charger, while the second battery is coupled to the battery charger and decoupled from the converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Igor A. Krichtafovitch, Joseph Colannino, Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Patent number: 9555686
    Abstract: Temperature control systems and methods can be designed for controlling the interior climate of a vehicle or other the climate of another desired region. The temperature control system for a vehicle can have a thermoelectric system providing heating and/or cooling, including supplemental heating and/or cooling. The thermoelectric system can transfer thermal energy between a working fluid, such as liquid coolant, and comfort air upon application of electric current of a selected polarity. The thermoelectric system can supplement or replace the heat provided from an internal combustion engine or other primary heat source. The thermoelectric system can also supplement or replace cold energy provided from a compressor-based refrigeration system or other primary cold energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Gentherm Incorporated
    Inventors: Marco Ranalli, Martin Adldinger, Todd Robert Barnhart, John LaGrandeur, Lon E. Bell, Lakhi Nandlal Goenka
  • Patent number: 9476648
    Abstract: Cooling systems and methods for cooling in a power plant using a phase change material. In one embodiment, a phase change material container includes at least one phase change material which may be in the form of a slurry; and at least one conduit for transporting the fluid through the phase change material when located in the phase change material container. The system may also comprise an air flow chamber; and a phase change material flow system including a pump for pumping phase change material from an outlet of phase change material container, to at least one phase change material spray nozzle. The phase change material flow system is configured to ensure that solidified phase change material is returned to the phase change material container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Ying Sun, Matthew McCarthy, Young I. Cho, Philipp Boettcher, Han Hu, Baolan Shi, Qinghua Xie
  • Patent number: 9408332
    Abstract: A system and method for cooling electronic devices disposed with the innermost volume of a fluid-tight sealed enclosure. Thermally conductive fluids that fill one or more volumes of said sealed enclosure may be circulated away from said sealed enclosure to an external heat exchange mechanism. The innermost volume of the sealed container contains one or more single phase or multi-phase thermally conductive fluids, which may be circulated passively by convection or actively by means of a pump, bubbler, fan, propeller or other means. Pressure balancing mechanisms may be included to maintain suitable pressure of gaseous fluid in a volume of the sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: David Lane Smith
  • Patent number: 9366394
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a cooling system configured to enable the dissipation of a large amount of energy in the form of heat generated by a light source. The cooling system is configured as a gravity feed cooling loop that does not require a powered fluid pump. The light source can be a plurality of LEDs mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB). The PCB is aligned and mounted vertically onto an evaporator. The evaporator is configured to enable the vertical alignment of the PCB and to cool the PCB while in this vertical alignment. The vertical alignment of the PCB enables horizontal projection of light emitted by the LEDs, such as in an automotive headlight application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Jordon Musser, Chris Stratas
  • Patent number: 9356214
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a cooling system configured to enable the dissipation of a large amount of energy in the form of heat generated by a light source. Heat is dissipated without heating surrounding components, such as the one or more power supply units and device electronics. The cooling system is configured as a gravity feed system that does not require a powered fluid pump. In some embodiments, the cooling loop is configured as a thermal siphon that uses a boiling fluid to transport heat between the evaporator and the radiators. In some embodiments, the evaporator also functions as a device chassis, which reduces the overall part count. In some embodiments, the light source is a plurality of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC.
    Inventors: Jordon Musser, Chris Stratas
  • Patent number: 9313933
    Abstract: A power converter, which performs cooling of a switching element by using a boiling cooling apparatus that makes use of a boiling phenomenon of a coolant incorporated therein, includes a control unit to control an operation of the power converter based on a deviation between an element attachment surface temperature, which is a temperature of an attachment surface of the switching element, and a cooling apparatus intake air temperature. When the deviation between the element attachment surface temperature and the cooling apparatus intake air temperature exceeds a predetermined threshold, the control unit performs control of stopping the power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Sugahara, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Ryosuke Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9313920
    Abstract: Cooling apparatuses and methods are provided facilitating transfer of heat from a working fluid to a coolant. The cooling apparatus includes a vapor condenser which includes a condenser housing with a condensing chamber accommodating the working fluid and coolant, which are in direct contact within the condensing chamber and are immiscible fluids. The condensing chamber includes a working fluid vapor layer and a working fluid liquid layer; and a working fluid vapor inlet facilitates flow of fluid vapor into the condensing chamber, and a working fluid vapor outlet facilitates egress of working fluid liquid from the condensing chamber. A coolant inlet structure facilitates ingress of coolant into the working fluid vapor layer of the condensing chamber in direct contact with the working fluid vapor to facilitate condensing the vapor into working fluid liquid, and the coolant outlet structure facilitates subsequent egress of coolant from the condensing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 9282678
    Abstract: Cooled electronic systems and cooling methods are provided, wherein a field-replaceable bank of electronic components is cooled by an apparatus which includes an enclosure at least partially surrounding and forming a compartment about the electronic components, a fluid disposed within the compartment, and a heat sink associated with the electronic system. The field-replaceable bank extends, in part, through the enclosure to facilitate operative docking of the electronic components into, for instance, one or more respective receiving sockets of the electronic system. The electronic components of the field-replaceable bank are, at least partially, immersed within the fluid to facilitate immersion-cooling of the components, and the heat sink is configured and disposed to physically couple to the enclosure and facilitates rejection of heat from the fluid disposed within the compartment when the field-replaceable bank of electronic components is operatively inserted into the electronic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Milnes P. David, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Publication number: 20150129191
    Abstract: An exemplary method may comprise thermally coupling a network of cooling lines to each of a plurality of heat exchangers in a cooling system. The method may also comprise providing a first connection from a network of cooling lines to a first fluid source and a second connection from the network of cooling lines to a second fluid source for configuring the network of cooling lines in different states. The method may also comprise delivering cooling fluid through the network of cooling lines to each of the plurality of heat exchangers both when the network of cooling lines is connected only to the first fluid source and when the network of cooling lines is connected to both the first and second fluid sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Christian L. Belady, Murakami Vance, Robert A. Pereira
  • Patent number: 9027634
    Abstract: ‘Underground Thermal Battery Storage System’ using a battery structure of one or more underground thermally insulated cells, where each cell comprised of a waterproof thermal insulation shell, one or more fluid storage tanks and earth matrix. The thermal storage cell's fluid storage tanks are interconnected using a thermal fluid transport system with control valves, circulating pumps, and managed by a programmable controller. The programmable controller uses the cell sensors to determine cell status, control cell interconnections, and to manage the thermal charging and discharging by exterior heating or cooling devices. A moisture injection system is provided to control the thermal conductivity within the cell's earth matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: John R. Yatchak
  • Publication number: 20150101782
    Abstract: The invention concerns an intercooler (1) which has a through-flow element (2), through which charge air to be cooled flows from an input side (3) towards an output side (4). It is proposed that the through-flow element (2) is arranged in the housing (6) in which at least one atomizer nozzle (7) is arranged, which atomizes a coolant within the housing (6). wherein a closed circuit (19) having a vacuum pump (9) is arranged on the housing (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Puetzer
  • 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: 20150071677
    Abstract: A liquid type cooling device, which is incorporated in an image forming apparatus, includes a heat receiving part including a heat receiving unit to transport heat from a cooling target to a coolant and a heat releasing part including a heat releasing unit, a cooling fan, and an air flowing space. The heat releasing unit has a coolant flowing path and an air flowing path through which air passes and conducts heat exchange with the coolant. The air flowing space has an air inlet port and an air outlet port. When the air flowing path has an upstream region and a downstream region along a coolant flowing direction of the coolant flowing path, air at high temperature flows into the upstream region of the air flowing path. Alternatively, the heat releasing unit may have a coolant inlet port, a coolant outlet port, and the air flowing path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tomoyasu HIRASAWA, Hiromitsu FUJIYA, Keisuke YUASA, Yasuaki TODA, Kenji ISHII, Susumu TATEYAMA, Hiroaki MIYAGAWA, Keisuke IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20150068708
    Abstract: A cooling tower having an evaporative media along with a liquid distribution system that distributes hot liquid over the evaporative media. The cooling tower includes a pair of heat exchanger modules that each have a first set of passageways in fluid communication with a first flow duct and a second set of passageways in fluid communication with a second flow duct. The heat exchanger module transfers heat from a first air stream into a second air stream. The cooling tower further includes a first bypass flow path that extends between the first heat exchanger module and the second heat exchanger module whereby a bypass door regulates airflow there through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Kenneth P. Mortensen, Craig J. Hickman
  • Publication number: 20150020994
    Abstract: An integrated cooling system comprises a first cooling circuit including a first heat exchanger that cools a first cooling medium by a core portion arranged between an inlet tank and an outlet tank; a second cooling circuit including a second heat exchanger installed in the outlet tank to cool a second cooling medium by the first cooling medium, a pressure of the second cooling medium of the second heat exchanger being higher than that of the first cooling medium, in which at a power position that can secure in the first cooling circuit a minimum necessary amount of the first cooling medium for functioning the first cooling circuit, there is provided a fragile portion that is broken when applied with a pressure equal to or larger than a predetermined level thereby to permit communication between the interior and the outside of the outlet tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiichi Mori, Norimitsu Matsudaira
  • Patent number: 8936202
    Abstract: A system for heating a facility is provided. The system includes a first inlet from a district heating system. A heating system is arranged having a condensate outlet. A hyper-condensate recycler is provided having a second inlet coupled to the condensate outlet and a third inlet coupled to the first inlet. The hyper-condensate recycler includes a first outlet. A separator having a fourth inlet is coupled to the first outlet, the separator further having a second outlet fluidly coupled to the first inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignees: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Hudson Fisonic Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Kremer, Vladimir V. Fisenko, A. Arthur Kressner, Joseph Carbonara, Edward Gerard Ecock
  • Publication number: 20140374064
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems for reduction and elimination of toxic gases emitted from a motor vehicle or industrial exhaust system. The systems may be single-tier or two-tier, and include at least one direct contact heat exchanger wherein exhaust gas is condensed or dissolved in cold moist air vapor. Uncondensed and undissolved gases may be recirculated into the direct contact heat exchanger to be treated again. The systems also include at least one post-treatment tank wherein condensate liquids and gas solutions are subject to agglomeration and are finally discharged into the environment as a clean liquid. The systems provided herein may complement the existing catalytic converters used in motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Saeed J. Almalowi
  • Patent number: 8893521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-cooling module for a vehicle, and more particularly to a multi-cooling module adapted to simultaneously cool an engine, electric parts, and a condenser through one or more heat pipes. In the multi-cooling module for a vehicle, one or more heat pipes are mounted to pass through two or more refrigerant passage pipes which go through with the same cooling system core unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seung Jin Baek
  • Publication number: 20140332184
    Abstract: A heat dissipation system includes a chassis, a number of heat absorbing boxes, a number of pipes, a first water tank and a second water tank received in the chassis, a number of fins sandwiched between the first water tank and the second water tank, a number of fans aligning with the fins, and a water pump connected between the first water tank and the second water tank. Each heat absorbing box includes a water inlet and a water outlet, and heat from electrical components is gathered by the boxes, transferred to the water tanks, and the fans blow air through the fins to dissipate the gathered heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Xian-Xiu TANG
  • Publication number: 20140318119
    Abstract: A cooling assembly having multiple coolers is disclosed. The cooling assembly may include a housing at least partially defining a first chamber and a second chamber adjacent to the first chamber and substantially isolated from the first chamber. The housing may also at least partially define first and second inlets configured to direct air into the first chamber in parallel, and first and second outlets configured to direct air out of the second chamber in parallel. The cooling assembly may also include a first cooler disposed in the first chamber, and a second cooler disposed in the second chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Electro-Motive Diesel Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Robert Svihla, Joshua David Schueler, Jeffrey Paul Nowak
  • Publication number: 20140311710
    Abstract: A heating appliance having a housing which houses a water and air heating system. The water heating system includes a heat source and a first heat exchanger for transferring heat to a working fluid passing through the housing. The air heating system includes a water-to-air heat exchanger in communication with the working fluid and a source of air, for heating air using the working fluid. The housing defines an upper compartment for the heat source and first heat exchanger, and a lower compartment for the water-to-air heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson and Starley Limited
    Inventors: Tom Dee, Ian Williams, Adrian Jelley, Tim Cooper, Ken Worthing, Martin Whitlock, Glen Page
  • Patent number: 8859882
    Abstract: A heat rejection system includes a plurality of panel subassemblies and a solid state heat pipe flex joint. Each panel subassembly includes a fin, a solid state heat pipe manifold, a first solid state heat pipe tube operatively connected to the solid state heat pipe manifold and secured to the fin, a second solid state heat pipe tube operatively connected to the solid state heat pipe manifold adjacent to the first solid state heat pipe and secured to the fin. The solid state heat pipe flex joint operably connects the solid state heat pipe manifolds of two of the plurality of panel subassemblies in a hermetically sealed configuration, and is configured to permit repositioning of the two panel subassemblies relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Aerojet Rocketdyne of DE, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Yi Lu, James A. McClanahan, Joseph P. Carroll, William Determan, Patrick E. Frye, Charles Thomas Kudija, Rick L. Howerton, Kenneth John Metcalf, Andrew J. Zillmer
  • Patent number: 8826639
    Abstract: A thermal/electrical power converter includes a gas turbine with an input couplable to an output of an inert gas thermal power source, a compressor including an output couplable to an input of the inert gas thermal power source, and a generator coupled to the gas turbine. The thermal/electrical power converter also includes a heat exchanger with an input coupled to an output of the gas turbine and an output coupled to an input of the compressor. The heat exchanger includes a series-coupled super-heater heat exchanger, a boiler heat exchanger and a water preheater heat exchanger. The thermal/electrical power converter also includes a reservoir tank and reservoir tank control valves configured to regulate a power output of the thermal/electrical power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hi Eff Rescue LLC
    Inventor: William Edward Simpkin
  • Publication number: 20140248407
    Abstract: A retort sterilization device includes a water steam generation device for generating water steam and a heating pot, connected to the water steam generation device, for accommodating retort food. The water steam generation device includes a heat exchanger for performing heat exchange between liquid flowing in a liquid path and heating vapor flowing in the vapor path. A top end of the liquid path of the heat exchanger is connected via a water steam supply pipe to a water steam ejection section located in an internal area of the heating pot. The heat exchanger is connected to a liquid container. A bottom end of the liquid path of the heat exchanger is connected to the liquid container via a communicating tube. The liquid container is coupled to the heating pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: Tomoda Selling & Sailing Co., Ltd., Tomoda Fisheries Co., Ltd., Houshou Co., Ltd, Wakisangyou Yugenkaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi TOMODA, Norio KADOWAKI, Hironobu TOMODA, Manabu MORIWAKI, Satoru KADOWAKI
  • Publication number: 20140216688
    Abstract: A system for heat exchange includes a first condenser that places a first working fluid vapor in proximity to a second working fluid liquid. The two working fluids have respective saturation temperatures that enable the second working fluid to absorb sufficient amounts of heat from the first working fluid vapor to vaporize, while the first working fluid vapor condenses back into a liquid. The second working fluid vapor exits the first condenser via a first conduit and enters a first heat exchanger which places the second working fluid vapor in proximity to a third working fluid. The relative saturation temperatures of the second and third working fluids enables the transfer of sufficient amounts of heat from the second working fluid vapor to cause the second working fluid vapor to condense back into liquid while at least a portion of the third working fluid liquid vaporizes into third working fluid vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Austin Michael Shelnutt, James D. Curlee, Travis C. North