Liquid Fluent Heat Exchange Material Patents (Class 165/104.19)
  • Patent number: 11656031
    Abstract: In a heat exchanger with double-walled tubes, an end junction between inner tube and outer tube comprises an end plate in which there is a seat in which an end portion of the inner tube is housed. The corresponding outer tube is peripherally fixed sealingly around the opening of the seat and a deflector extends the inner wall of the outer tube inside the seat so as to define a toroidal cavity between the deflector and a side wall of the seat. The seat is closed by a bottom which is opposite to the opening of the seat and which has a passage connected sealingly to the end of the inner tube in the seat for the transit of the fluid to be cooled. A radial space is present near the said bottom between the toroidal cavity and internal cavity of the double-walled tube, and the end plate has at least one conduit which emerges inside the toroidal cavity for the inflow or outflow of the cooling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: HEXSOL ITALY SRL
    Inventors: Luca Zanardi, Fabiano Foglieni
  • Patent number: 11649985
    Abstract: A hybrid tank and tankless hot water system with an inlet bypass and an outlet bypass are configurable between a hybrid heater configuration and an on-demand configuration. In the hybrid heater configuration, the inlet bypass supplies cold water to a cold water inlet of a storage tank and the outlet bypass supplies hot water from an outlet manifold to a recirculation inlet of the storage tank. In an on-demand configuration, the inlet bypass supplies cold water to a cold water manifold for directly providing cold water to hot water heaters and the outlet bypass supplies hot water from the outlet manifold directly to a system hot water outlet. In the bypass configuration, a storage tank and/or recirculation pump are fluidically isolated from one or more hot water heaters to facilitate their maintenance, repair, replacement while still supplying hot water on demand from the hot water heaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Rinnai America Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Ryan Dettmering
  • Patent number: 11609049
    Abstract: There is disclosed a heat exchanger comprising: a plurality of first fluid channels, a plurality of conduits for interconnecting the first fluid channels, a plurality of second fluid channels, a plurality of conduits for interconnecting the second fluid channels, wherein the heat exchanger is configured as a plurality of repeating units, each repeating unit comprising: a base plate comprising a first opening, and a first conduit extending from the plate, the shape of the opening corresponding to the shape of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventor: Evaldas Greiciunas
  • Patent number: 11604031
    Abstract: A buffered multi-fluid heat exchanger and a buffered multi-fluid heat exchange process pertaining to the heat exchange equipment and process sector is disclosed. The heat exchanger (1) comprises a lower tubing or tube bundles (2) through which flows hot process fluid “Q” to be cooled; upper tubing or tube bundles (3) through which flows cold process fluid “F” to be heated, parallel to and spaced apart from the lower tubing (2); a vessel (4) for the tubing (2, 3) provided with inlet (2?) and outlet (2?) nozzles of the tubing (2), inlet (3?) and outlet (3?) nozzles of the tubing (3), and a portion of buffer fluid “T” that fills part of the vessel (4) that covers the lower tubing (2) through which circulates the hot process liquid “Q” to be cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Clark Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Nelson Perella Clark
  • Patent number: 11605929
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods of heating and cooling a laser system by providing a vapor compression system having a plurality of compressors. A control system controls the activity of each compressor and activates and manages the speed of each compressor to efficiently provide cooling and heating of the laser system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Rocky Research
    Inventors: Uwe Rockenfeller, Kaveh Khalili
  • Patent number: 11604021
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling compressor systems to ensure sufficient pressure differentials to provide cooling. A compressor system includes a compressor, a suction pressure sensor at a suction of the compressor, a discharge pressure sensor, a condenser, an expansion device, a liquid line, a liquid line pressure sensor, an evaporator, a condenser blower and a controller. The method includes determining a pressure target based on an intermediate pressure within the compressor and a threshold cooling differential pressure value, determining a pressure ratio setpoint based on the pressure target and a liquid line pressure measured by the liquid line pressure sensor, controlling the condenser blower to operate based on the determined pressure ratio setpoint, determining a subcooling setpoint based on the pressure target and the liquid line pressure in the compressor system, and controlling the expansion device to operate based on the subcooling setpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Del Marcel Tisserand, Yves Jacques Raimbault, Stephane Koenigsecker
  • Patent number: 11592243
    Abstract: There is disclosed a heat exchanger comprising a first channel, for communicating between a first channel inlet and a first channel outlet, a second channel for communicating between a second channel inlet and a second channel outlet, a third channel for communicating between a third channel inlet and a third channel outlet, a first conduit interconnecting the first channel and the third channel, and thereby defining a first group of interconnected channels, the first conduit extending through the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventor: Evaldas Greiciunas
  • Patent number: 11591133
    Abstract: A pallet cover suitable for use in covering at least a portion of a payload on a pallet and a kit for use in making the pallet cover. In one embodiment, the pallet cover includes a top wall, a front wall, a rear wall, a left side wall, and a right side wall, wherein the walls are detachably joined to one another. Each of the top wall, the front wall, the rear wall, the left side wall, and the right side wall includes a first fabric sheet and a second fabric sheet, the first and second fabric sheets being joined together to form a plurality of pockets. Each pocket may removably receive a temperature-control member containing a phase-change material. At least one of the top wall, the front wall, the rear wall, the left side wall and the right side wall may include a plurality of detachably joined portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: COLD CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Amanda Longley, Geoffrey Kaiser, James Robert Chasteen, Shreyas S. Panse, Richard M. Formato
  • Patent number: 11589483
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a three-chambered constant pressure apparatus for liquid immersion cooling of servers. The apparatus comprises a housing within which two partitions are disposed. The two partitions divide the housing into a first chamber, a second chamber and a third chamber. A coolant is maintained within the first chamber, and an isolating liquid is maintained within the second chamber and the third chamber. At least one heat-generating device is submerged within the coolant maintained within the first chamber. During the operation of a server, a coolant is heated to a boiling point temperature generating a coolant vapor that causes the pressure in chambers to rise. By adjusting the air pressure in chambers prior to use, the rising pressure in chambers caused by the coolant vapor can be efficiently relieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Fang-Shou Lee, Cho-Han Lee
  • Patent number: 11588418
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are energy harvesting devices and methods of making and use thereof. The energy harvesting devices can efficiently harvest energy for motions at a frequency of 5 Hz or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Cary L. Pint, Nitin Muralidharan
  • Patent number: 11575313
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a DC-DC converter including: a housing; a plurality of electronic components disposed inside the housing; and a flow path disposed on a lower plate of the housing. The flow path includes an expanding portion. The horizontal width of the expanding portion is greater than the horizontal width of a flow path on the front end of the expanding portion, and the vertical width of the expanding portion is less than the vertical width of the flow path on the front end of the expanding portion. The differential between the part wherein the surface area of the vertical cross section of the flow path is the biggest and the part wherein the surface area of the vertical cross section of the flow path is the smallest is 10% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hoon Kim, Geun Ho Kim, Hyun Min Na, Jae Hoo Jung, Seok Bae, Jai Hoon Yeom
  • Patent number: 11549759
    Abstract: A heat transfer device includes a bag and a working fluid. The bag includes a first sheet and a second sheet with edges that are sealed together. The working fluid is enclosed in the bag. The working fluid changes a phase thereof between gas and liquid. The bag includes a vaporizing portion in which the liquid-phase working fluid is vaporized and a condensing portion in which the gas-phase working fluid is condensed. The bag includes a two-phase flow channel in which liquid-gas two-phase slug flow including the liquid-phase working fluid and the gas-phase working fluid occurs from the vaporizing portion to the condensing portion. The two-phase flow channel is provided in an internal space of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Akihisa Hosoe, Yoshiyuki Hirose, Akihiro Nagafuchi, Tomoharu Takeyama, Eiichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11549763
    Abstract: In a heat exchanger of the present invention, a release port for, in a case where a fluid flows into an internal space, releasing the fluid to an exterior is provided in a protection unit main body of each of protection units arranged on both outer sides of a heat exchange unit, and a protection unit fin plate of the protection unit has such strength that a coupling state between an outer surface of an outermost-layer partition plate and a bonding plate of the protection unit main body facing the outer surface is maintained even in a case where an inner pressure set as a design pressure for a part of the heat exchange unit constituting an outermost-layer flow passage adjacent to the protection unit is applied to the internal space of the protection unit main body of the protection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 11533937
    Abstract: A method includes inserting a food item into an inner volume of a thermal container. A liquid circulating through a liquid jacket at least partially surrounding and fluidically isolated from the inner volume of the thermal container is cooled such that thermal energy from the food item is transferred to the cooled liquid. After the cooling, thermal energy from a first heating element is transferred to the liquid circulating through the liquid jacket such that thermal energy from the heated liquid is transferred to the food item. Thermal energy from a second heating element is transferred to the food item in response to a criterion being satisfied. The second heating element is different from the first heating element and is disposed in the inner volume of the thermal container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Home Tech Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Liss, Heather Fisher, Kevin Incorvia
  • Patent number: 11530529
    Abstract: A heat transfer system includes a conduit having open first and second ends, first and second thermal exchange segments disposed in-between and in fluid communication with the ends, and a means for adding fluid to the first end. The first thermal exchange segment is disposed underneath and in thermal communication with the ground, a body of water, or other location with a different temperature. The first and second ends are arranged above all other section of conduit and relative to one another so that they are communicating vessels and a change in fluid level in one changes the fluid level in the other. The means for adding fluid to the first end of the conduit causes fluid to flow freely from the first end to the second end and fluid level to rise in the second overcoming any hydrostatic pressure in the system without a pump disposed along the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventor: John Saavedra
  • Patent number: 11470749
    Abstract: Systems for forced air cooling of display assemblies are provided. An electronic display subassembly is located behind a cover and includes an interior channel. An open loop centrifugal fan is positioned at an intake or an exhaust and forces ambient air through an open loop pathway when activated. A closed loop airflow pathway encircles the electronic display subassembly. A closed loop centrifugal fan is positioned at a side channel and forces circulating gas through the closed loop airflow pathway. Electronic components for operating the display assembly are provided with the rear compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Marcos Diaz, Alex Moreau
  • Patent number: 11458797
    Abstract: A thermal management system, the thermal management system having a coolant system, wherein the coolant system includes a battery circuit and a heating/cooling circuit; a second flow channel of a first heat exchanger, a battery heat exchanger, and a first pump form a part of the battery circuit, while a heater, a radiator, and a second pump form a part of the heating/cooling circuit; a first valve device turns on or blocks the battery circuit and the heating/cooling circuit; the coolant system comprises a connection portion, and the connection portion turns on or blocks the battery circuit and the heating/cooling circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Zhejiang Sanhua Intelligent Controls Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongxiang Tan, Keli Ye
  • Patent number: 11456233
    Abstract: A semiconductor module comprising a semiconductor apparatus and a cooling apparatus, where: the semiconductor apparatus includes a semiconductor chip and a circuit board on which the semiconductor chip is mounted; and the cooling apparatus includes: a top plate on which the semiconductor apparatus is mounted; a jacket including a side wall connected to the top plate, a bottom plate connected to the side wall and facing the top plate, and a cooling pin fin extending in such a manner as to taper from the bottom plate toward the top plate, where at least the bottom plate and the cooling pin fin are integrally formed, and at least one of ends of the cooling pin fin is firmly fixed to the top plate; and a coolant flow portion defined by the top plate and the jacket and for flow of coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuhide Arai
  • Patent number: 11390141
    Abstract: A heat pump system may include a cooling apparatus of circulating a coolant in a coolant line to cool at least one electrical component provided in the coolant line; a battery cooling apparatus of circulating the coolant to the battery module; a chiller for heat exchanging the coolant with a refrigerant to control a temperature of the coolant; a heating apparatus that heats an interior of the vehicle using the coolant; a branch line; a chiller connection line connecting the chiller and the first valve; and wherein the reservoir tank is provided in the coolant line between the radiator and the first valve, and is connected to the coolant line connecting the first valve and the first water pump through the supply line, and wherein a condenser included in the air conditioner is connected to the heating line to pass the coolant circulating through the heating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jeawan Kim, Jae Yeon Kim, Yeonho Kim
  • Patent number: 11378342
    Abstract: A tube bundle-type heat exchanger, to a tube base, and to a method for sealing same. Aspects of the invention relate to a tube base for a tube bundle-type heat exchanger. In particular, the tube base includes a stack of multiple tube base plates with at least one through-opening for receiving a respective tube of the tube bundle-type heat exchanger. The throughopening is sealed by at least one seal ring. Additional aspects relate to a tube bundle-type heat exchanger comprising such a tube base and to a method for sealing a tube bundle-type heat exchanger in particular in the region of the tube base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SGL CARBON SE
    Inventors: Werner Anetseder, Hermann Ferber, Klaus Baldermann, Ralph Spuller
  • Patent number: 11363740
    Abstract: A modularized water-cooling heat sink includes a cold discharge body, a water tank and a water pump. The water pump is connected with the water tank, and connected with the cold discharge body via an external cold head. The cold discharge body is provided with a first through hole in communication with outside, and the water pump is provided with a second through hole in communication with outside. The first through hole is located on the end of the cold discharge body away from the connection with the water pump. The water tank and the cold discharge body are detachably connected. The modularized water-cooling heat sink has such a modular structure design that it is assembled as simple as an integrated water-cooling heat sink, and that the heat dissipation effect thereof is as good as a split water-cooling heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Dongguan Jianxin Eleotronic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianqiang Deng
  • Patent number: 11351627
    Abstract: System and method of manufacturing a laminated three-dimensional (3D) metallic object. The method includes: providing a plurality of foils of metal; marking portions of some of the foils in the plurality of foils with a marking agent that includes a material having electrochemical potential higher than the metal; bonding the plurality of marked foils into a block; and selectively etching parts of the block not in proximity to the marking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ESHFARTECH LTD.
    Inventors: Uriel Pomerantz, Itzhak Pomerantz
  • Patent number: 11353234
    Abstract: Each of plural temperature adjustment apparatuses variably adjusts the amount of heat exchange between an inflow medium, which is a liquid medium supplied to a corresponding indoor heat exchanger, and an outflow medium, which is a liquid medium discharged from the corresponding indoor heat exchanger. Each of the plural temperature adjustment apparatuses reduces the heat exchanging capacity of the corresponding indoor heat exchanger by increasing the amount of heat exchange between the inflow medium and the outflow medium when the heat exchanging capacity of the corresponding indoor heat exchanger is larger than the indoor load. When there is no temperature adjustment apparatus in which the amount of heat exchange between the inflow medium and the outflow medium is set to the minimum, the heat source apparatus reduces the heating capacity or the cooling capacity for changing the temperature of the liquid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Tsukiyama, Masahiro Ito, So Nomoto
  • Patent number: 11333366
    Abstract: A temperature adjustment apparatus adjusts a temperature of a heating medium that exchanges heat with air in an indoor heat exchanger connected to a heat source apparatus. It includes a first and second pipes through which the heating medium flows, the second pipe being branched into a first and second branch pipes which are thereafter merged, a second heat exchanger in which heat is exchanged between the heating medium in the first branch pipe and the heating medium in the first pipe, and a flow rate regulator that changes a flow rate of the heating medium in the first branch pipe and a flow rate of the heating medium in the second branch pipe. The second pipe supplies the heating medium from the heat source apparatus to the indoor heat exchanger. The first pipe returns the heating medium from the indoor heat exchanger to the heat source apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Tsukiyama, Masahiro Ito, So Nomoto
  • Patent number: 11285783
    Abstract: The invention relates to a circulation system (1) for a fuel cell vehicle, with a first flow circuit (10) which conveys a first fluid and can be operated in heat pump operation; a second flow circuit (30) which can be operated in a heat exchange connection to the first flow circuit (10) and which conveys a second fluid, in particular for the purpose of cooling a traction battery (39); and a third flow circuit (50) which can be operated in a heat exchange connection to the second flow circuit (30) and which conveys a third fluid, in particular for the purpose of cooling a fuel cell arrangement (55), wherein the circulation system (1) also has a fourth flow circuit (70) which conveys a fourth fluid, and at least one conveying device (71) for the fourth fluid, least one heat exchanger (85) and/or convector (81) to which the fourth fluid can be conveyed for the purpose of heating at least one interior of a fuel cell vehicle, and one heat exchanger (7) to which the fourth fluid can be conveyed for a heat exchange
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: KONVEKTA AG
    Inventors: Michael Sonnekalb, Sebastian Fink
  • Patent number: 11261813
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED) may monitor wet stack residue buildup of a diesel engine. Once the wet stack residue accumulates to a certain amount, the IED may perform a mitigation procedure. Additionally, tracking wet stack residue buildup may allow an IED to attempt to prevent or reduce accumulation of the wet stack residue. The IED may track an operating power level of the diesel engine to estimate the rate of residue buildup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellery A. Blood, Scott M. Manson
  • Patent number: 11251694
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a DC-DC converter comprising: a housing; a plurality of electronic components disposed inside the housing; and a flow path disposed on a lower plate of the housing. The flow path comprises an expanding portion. The horizontal width of the expanding portion is greater than the horizontal width of a flow path on the front end of the expanding portion, and the vertical width of the expanding portion is less than the vertical width of the flow path on the front end of the expanding portion. The differential between the part wherein the surface area of the vertical cross section of the flow path is the biggest and the part wherein the surface area of the vertical cross section of the flow path is the smallest is 10% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hoon Kim, Geun Ho Kim, Hyun Min Na, Jae Hoo Jung, Seok Bae, Jai Hoon Yeom
  • Patent number: 11155734
    Abstract: A sediment mixture configured to be used as an abrasive agent is disclosed herein. The sediment mixture includes a plurality of component particles comprising particle shapes selected from the group consisting of: (i) an approximately spherical shape, (ii) an approximately tear-drop shape, (iii) an approximately cylindrical shape, (iv) a truncated ellipsoidal shape, (v) a dog-bone or hour-glass shape, and (vi) combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: 10X Engineered Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Ricci, Calvin Wade Wohlert
  • Patent number: 11140799
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an InRow liquid cooling module for a database center includes a main fluid distribution manifold and a mounting section. The manifold has a main supply line that is configured to receive coolant from a coolant source and a main return line that is configured to return warmed coolant to the coolant source. The mounting section is configured to receive cooling modules, each module is configured to 1) couple to the main supply line and the main return line to circulate the coolant through the module and 2) couple to a piece of IT equipment in an electronic rack to create a heat-transfer loop that transfers thermal energy away from the equipment and into the coolant that circulates through the module. In one embodiment, the InRow concept may be deployed as part of a data center infrastructure or combined as part of an electronic IT rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Tianyi Gao
  • Patent number: 11091271
    Abstract: A secondary power unit for an aircraft comprises a gas turbine engine having at least one drive shaft, a twin-load compressor including first and second load compressors both coupled with the drive shaft, a first ram-air intake in fluid communication with the twin-load compressor, and a flow regulating arrangement coupled with the first and second compressors outputs to individually regulate the generated flow of compressed air. The flow regulating arrangement is also adapted to be fluidly communicated with an Air Cycle Machine of an aircraft, and a control system is adapted to feed the flow of compressed air as bleed air to the Air Cycle Machine of an aircraft, both when the aircraft is on ground and in flight. The secondary power unit is capable of avoiding bleed air extraction from the main engines with the aim of reducing fuel consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.L.
    Inventors: Carlos Casado-Montero, Victor Barreiro Rodriguez, Alexandra Carrasco Carrascal
  • Patent number: 11073878
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for a device that can include at least one heat source and a vapor chamber, where the vapor chamber is bigger than the at least one heat source and a portion of the vapor chamber is in direct contact with the at least one heat source, where the portion of the vapor chamber in direct contact with the at least one heat source does not include a stiffener. In an example, the device can include a first air mover on a first side of the at least one heat source and a second air mover on an opposite side of the at least one heat source. Exhaust from the first air mover can pass through a vented foot and exhaust from the second air mover can pass through a second vented foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Baomin Liu, Eduardo Escamilla, James Utz
  • Patent number: 11075144
    Abstract: Provided is a cooler having high cooling efficiency and low pressure loss of fluid. A cooler includes: a flow-channel part at least including a plate-like fin (top plate) and a plate-like fin (bottom plate); and a continuous groove-like flow channel defined between the top plate and the bottom plate to flow fluid, the cooler being configured to cool semiconductor elements. When the flow-channel part is viewed from the direction parallel to the top plate and intersecting the flow channel, the flow channel has a corrugated shape so that a face of the flow channel closer to the top plate and a face of the flow channel closer to the bottom plate bend in a synchronized manner toward the top plate and the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., WASEDA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ryoichi Kato, Hiromichi Gohara, Yoshinari Ikeda, Tomoyuki Miyashita, Yoshihiro Tateishi, Shunsuke Numata
  • Patent number: 11047626
    Abstract: A refrigeration and/or heat transfer device includes a heating section and cooling section, a release member, and a one-way check valve affixed together in a continuous loop so working fluid may flow in one direction therein. The heating section absorbs heat and transfers such heat to the working fluid, thereby heating, expanding and increasing pressure upon the working fluid therein. The pressurized working fluid is released in a regulated manner from the heating section to the cooling section, thereby carrying the heat away. The released working fluid cools and transfers its heat to the surroundings within the cooling section. As released working fluid enters the cooling section, such fluid displaces already cooled working fluid, pushing such fluid through the one-way check valve back into the heating section to absorb heat. The working fluid may undergo a phase change or remain in a single phase throughout to enhance heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Look For The Power, LLC
    Inventor: John Saavedra
  • Patent number: 11035619
    Abstract: A drainage device includes a tank, a pipe and an air duct. The tank has a base plate and at least one first wall. The first wall is disposed on the base plate. The base plate and the first wall define a space. The pipe defines a channel. The pipe connects with the base plate. The channel communicates with the space. The air duct is disposed partially in the space and partially in the channel. There exists at least one gap between an outer surface of the air duct and an inner surface of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Chang Cheng, Chi-Hung Liao, Chien-Hung Wang, Guan-Yu Lin, Yung-Yao Lee
  • Patent number: 10935293
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling compressor systems to ensure sufficient pressure differentials to provide cooling. A compressor system includes a compressor, a suction pressure sensor at a suction of the compressor, a discharge pressure sensor, a condenser, an expansion device, a liquid line, a liquid line pressure sensor, an evaporator, a condenser blower and a controller. The method includes determining a pressure target based on an intermediate pressure within the compressor and a threshold cooling differential pressure value, determining a pressure ratio setpoint based on the pressure target and a liquid line pressure measured by the liquid line pressure sensor, controlling the condenser blower to operate based on the determined pressure ratio setpoint, determining a subcooling setpoint based on the pressure target and the liquid line pressure in the compressor system, and controlling the expansion device to operate based on the subcooling setpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Del Marcel Tisserand, Yves Jacques Raimbault, Stephane Koenigsecker
  • Patent number: 10928145
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling temperatures in plasma processing chamber via pulsed application of heating power and pulsed application of cooling power. In an embodiment, fluid levels in each of a hot and cold reservoir coupled to the temperature controlled component are maintained in part by a coupling each of the reservoirs to a common secondary reservoir. Heat transfer fluid is pumped from the secondary reservoir to either the hot or cold reservoir in response to a low level sensed in the reservoir. In an embodiment, both the hot and cold reservoirs are contained in a same platform as the secondary reservoir with the hot and cold reservoirs disposed above the secondary reservoir to permit the secondary reservoir to catch gravity driven overflow from either the hot or cold reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando Silveira, Brad L. Mays
  • Patent number: 10907868
    Abstract: A heating system including a condenser and an evaporator. A compressor is along a refrigerant line and is configured to compress refrigerant flowing to the condenser. A first valve is along the refrigerant line between the compressor and the condenser. A controller is configured to partially close the first valve when a measured temperature is below a threshold to increase discharge pressure of refrigerant compressed by the compressor and increase heat dissipation of the condenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhiwei Shan
  • Patent number: 10888035
    Abstract: In a power conversion device, a casing main body has a component mounting surface, on which electrical components are mounted, and a refrigerant flow passage surface, which is a back side of the component mounting surface. The refrigerant flow passage surface has a refrigerant flow passage groove. The component mounting surface has a first facing portion, which faces a lid, a second facing portion, which is adjacent to the first facing portion, and faces the lid farther away from the lid than the first facing portion, and aside surface portion, which is formed between the first facing portion and the second facing portion. The refrigerant flow passage groove has a first flow passage portion located on back sides of the first facing portion and the side surface portion, and a second flow passage portion located on a back side of the second facing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shota Yamabe, Shogo Miki, Katsuhisa Kodama
  • Patent number: 10863652
    Abstract: A self-installing connector for a liquid cooling system of a datacenter component rack system. A datacenter component rack may include manifolds for conveying coolant to or from one or more datacenter electronic components for liquid cooling components of the datacenter electronic component. The self-installing connector provides a fluid connection between the manifold and a liquid cooling system of a datacenter electronic component. The self-installing connector may puncture the manifold at the time the datacenter electronic component is installed. The self-installing connector may form an opening in the manifold and secure one end of the self-installing connector into the opening upon installation of the datacenter electronic component into the datacenter component rack. The self-installing connector can separate at a dripless quick-disconnect coupling for datacenter electronic component maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan F. Conroy, Felipe Enrique Ortega Gutierrez, Luke Thomas Gregory
  • Patent number: 10847440
    Abstract: A system for cooling an electronic device includes a pressure tank in a sealed cavity, the cavity being filled with an insulating liquid. The electronic device is also housed in the cavity and is immersed in the insulating liquid. The pressure tank is immersed in water. The liquid when heated becomes less dense and flows to exchange and lose heat to the cold water via the pressure tank. After cooling by the pressure tank, the now-denser liquid flows back to the other side of the electronic device because of density differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Hung Chang, Chao-Ke Wei, Tze-Chern Mao, Yen-Chun Fu
  • Patent number: 10827051
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the communications field, and provide a packaging method, a packaging apparatus, and a terminal, so as to improve evenness of an adhesive layer and reduce an adhesive overflow probability, thereby improving packaging efficiency and a defect-free rate of terminals. The method includes: forming an adhesive layer on a packaging surface of a packaging module, where a shape and a size of the adhesive layer adapt to the packaging surface; and fastening, into a terminal housing, the packaging module on which the adhesive layer is formed, so that the adhesive layer is filled between the packaging surface and a side wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hongxing Wang
  • Patent number: 10760823
    Abstract: A hot water supply system decouples an intelligent hot water storage system from a water heating engine system. The water heating engine system includes a plurality of instantaneous water heaters that provide for redundant operation for improved reliability. The intelligent hot water storage system includes a storage tank that encloses a volume for storage of water. The intelligent hot water storage system includes a recirculation loop driven by an integrated pump and operated by an integrated controller. By positioning the tank recirculation outlet and inlet farther apart from each other, additional usable volume of hot water is provided by the intelligent hot water storage system. Isolation valves positioned on the input and output of a recirculation pump in the recirculation loop facilitate repair or replacement of the recirculation pump. The hot water system provides for increased capacity while providing redundant heating engines in a smaller floor space than conventional systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rinnai America Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Scott Knoblett, Matthew Ryan Dettmering, Scott Gilman Humphrey
  • Patent number: 10744885
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a thermal system for a battery; and a controller for the thermal system. The controller may be configured to, during vehicle motion, cool the battery when a temperature of the battery exceeds a lower threshold and inhibit transfer of power with the battery when the temperature exceeds an upper threshold, and while coupled with a charge station, heat the battery to a temperature between the lower threshold and the upper threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Jammoul, Chi Paik, Joseph F. Freiman, Venkateswara Anand Sankaran, Robert Taenaka
  • Patent number: 10734890
    Abstract: Provided is a power conversion device including: a power module provided between a first power-supply busbar that supplies a positive power source and a second power-supply busbar that supplies a negative power source; a first capacitor with one end thereof connected to the first power-supply busbar; a second capacitor with one end thereof connected to the second power-supply busbar; a grounding member connected between the opposite end of the first capacitor and the opposite end of the second capacitor; and a conductive member routed along at least one of the first power-supply busbar and the second power-supply busbar and connecting the grounding member and a ground potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Shin, Shigeharu Yamagami
  • Patent number: 10700398
    Abstract: A cooling member includes a fluid-tight sealed body that is formed by a first laminated sheet and a second laminated sheet being joined to each other at at least one joint portion, a coolant that is enclosed in the sealed body, and a heat dissipation plate that is joined in a fluid-tight manner to an inner surface of the sealed body at at least one joint portion and that has a heat absorption portion that is located inside the sealed body and a heat dissipation portion that is located outside the sealed body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono
  • Patent number: 10675555
    Abstract: An apparatus for heating fluid and distilling fluid includes a main tank for containing fluid to be heated by a main gas heater and a pilot light for heating the main tank, a condensing tank for passing fluid to the main tank and having one or more heat conducting rods that allow heat to be conducted to the lower region of the condensing tank, an evaporator tank for vaporizing fluid and being heated by the pilot light, a condensing coil for exchanging heat between fluid vaporized by the evaporator tank and fluid in the condensing tank, a holding tank for receiving fluid from a main source, a delaying float bowl tank to receive fluid from the holding tank and including a first fluid flow regulator for regulating fluid flow to the evaporator tank according to an amount of fluid in the delaying float bowl tank, and a distillate tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Freeman F Wilks
  • Patent number: 10655898
    Abstract: A refrigerant processing device includes a main body, and a pipe and a narrow tube that feed a refrigerant into and out of the main body. The main body has a cylindrical body part, and upper and lower end wall parts that close both ends of the cylindrical body part. The pipe passes through the lower end wall part, and extends along a central axis of the cylindrical body part. The narrow tube passes through the upper end wall part. A first spiral groove extending in a spiral shape with respect to the central axis is formed on an inner circumferential surface of the cylindrical body part. A second spiral groove extending in a spiral shape with respect to the central axis and a linear groove extending in a direction of the central axis are formed on an outer circumferential surface of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Tadashi Iwatsuki
  • Patent number: 10609840
    Abstract: An electronic rack includes a heat removal liquid manifold, a number of server slots, and a number of server blades inserted therein. The liquid manifold distributes heat removal liquid from an external heat removal system to remove heat from the server blades. Each server blade includes a server tray to contain information technology (IT) components and a quick-release coupling assembly having a first liquid intake connector and a first liquid outlet connector coupled to a flexible hose to distribute the heat removal liquid to the IT components. The first liquid intake connector and the first liquid outlet connector are capable of extending outwardly external to the server tray to connect to, and disconnect from, a second liquid intake connector and a second liquid outlet connector mounted on the liquid manifold, respectively. The quick-release coupling assembly can self-retract and be secure to a block holder when disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Tianyi Gao, Yan Cui, Shuai Shao, Charles J. Ingalz, Ali Heydari
  • Patent number: 10604326
    Abstract: A pallet cover suitable for use in covering at least a portion of a payload on a pallet and a kit for use in making the pallet cover. In one embodiment, the pallet cover includes a top wall, a front wall, a rear wall, a left side wall, and a right side wall, wherein the walls are detachably joined to one another. Each of the top wall, the front wall, the rear wall, the left side wall, and the right side wall includes a first fabric sheet and a second fabric sheet, the first and second fabric sheets being joined together to form a plurality of pockets. Each pocket may removably receive a temperature-control member containing a phase-change material. At least one of the top wall, the front wall, the rear wall, the left side wall and the right side wall includes a plurality of detachably joined portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: COLD CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC.
    Inventors: Amanda Longley, Geoffrey Kaiser, James Robert Chasteen, Shreyas S. Panse, Richard M. Formato
  • Patent number: 10508843
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a vapor compression system that includes a refrigerant loop, a compressor disposed along the refrigerant loop and configured to circulate refrigerant through the refrigerant loop, and a heat exchanger disposed along the refrigerant loop and configured to place the refrigerant in a heat exchange relationship with a cooling fluid. The heat exchanger includes a water box portion having a first length, a shell having a second length, a plurality of tubes disposed in the shell and configured to flow the cooling fluid, and a cooling fluid portion having a third length, where the water box portion and the cooling fluid portion are coupled to the shell, such that the first length, the second length, and the third length form a combined length of the heat exchanger that is substantially equal to a target length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Jeb W. Schreiber, Eric H. Albrecht, Kevin D. Krebs, Justin P. Kauffman, Brian L. Stauffer