Separate External Discharge Port For Each Fluid Patents (Class 165/111)
  • Patent number: 10245357
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for the collection, processing and reuse of amniotic fluid and placental aspirate at a C-section site. The system includes a canister positioned along the vacuum line through which the amniotic fluid and placental aspirate is suctioned. The canister has a coil whereby the heavier cellular components, including stem cells, platelets and growth factors, are separated coincident with the surgical procedure. The canister has a port whereby the heavier cellular material can be removed from the canister. The heavier cellular material can be then applied to the wound site of the cesarean section patient. The system disclosed allows for the processing of the amniotic fluid and placental aspirate to take place in the same room as the surgical procedure. A kit and method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PENSARA, INC
    Inventor: G. Charles Jones
  • Patent number: 10222106
    Abstract: A condenser having passages of varying geometry for cooling of fluid. The condenser apparatus includes substantially parallel tubes each defining a channel and having an inlet at a first end and an outlet at a second end, the first end having a greater hydraulic diameter than the second end. Inlet and outlet manifolds are provided. The tubes may be oriented substantially vertically with the inlets above the respective outlets. A heat exchanger core comprises the tubes and substantially horizontally oriented fin material connecting the tubes. The tubes may receive a relatively higher temperature vapor or vapor and liquid mixture into the inlets of the tubes, around the tubes coolant flows substantially horizontally to remove heat from the tubes, and relatively cooler saturated liquid is discharged from the outlets. In one embodiment, the tube's channel splits into multiple channels to reduce the hydraulic diameter and increase the surface area ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Charles Edward Kusuda, Arun Muley
  • Patent number: 10118836
    Abstract: A process for desalinating water is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of passing a feed stream of saline solution 2? in a first desalination step through a reverse osmosis membrane desalination plant 3? comprising at least one reverse osmosis desalination unit 4? to form a first product water stream 5? having a reduced salt concentration relative to that of the feed stream of saline solution 2? and a first byproduct stream 6? having an increased salt concentration relative to that of the feed stream of saline solution 2? characterized in that the first byproduct stream 6? is passed in a second desalination step through a falling film crystallization unit 7 to form a second product water stream 8 having a reduced salt concentration relative to that of the first byproduct stream 6? and a second byproduct stream 9 having an increased salt concentration relative to that of the first byproduct stream 6?. The invention further relates to an apparatus 1 for carrying out said process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sulzer Chemtech AG
    Inventors: Severine Dette, Mansour M. M. Ahmad, Manfred Stepanski
  • Patent number: 10107517
    Abstract: The invention is a cooling system comprising adjacent cooling deltas (21, 31) being cooled by a cooling air and being arranged along a path (20, 30). The cooling system is characterized by comprising cooling deltas (21, 31) arranged in groups (22), the cooling deltas of a group (22) being arranged essentially in the same orientation and define an essentially straight path-section, wherein the path-sections of adjacent groups (22) form a zigzagged path (20, 30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GEA EGI Energiagazdalkodasi ZRT.
    Inventors: Zoltan Szabo, Andras Dancsuly
  • Patent number: 10088196
    Abstract: A heat exchanger comprising a mixture inflow unit into which a mixture of air and fuel is introduced, a burner for combusting the mixture introduced through the mixture inflow unit, a heat exchange unit that is disposed around the burner, and a combustion gas discharge unit for discharging the combustion gas having passed through the heat exchange unit is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Kyungdong Navien Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Mo Kim
  • Patent number: 10060687
    Abstract: The invention provides a connecting member and a micro-channel heat exchanger. The connecting member comprises a first side plate, a second side plate and an arc-shaped plate connected between the two plates, wherein a plurality of communicating channels (1) which are in parallel with one another and are spaced apart are provided in the connecting member, each of the communicating channels (1) extends from the first side plate to the second side plate. The invention solves the problem that the outer walls of the heat exchange tubes become thin due to bending of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DUNAN THERMAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Qinghao Wu, Jun Jiang, Dingjun Wang
  • Patent number: 10029035
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for the collection, processing and reuse of amniotic fluid and placental aspirate at a C-section site. The system includes a canister positioned along the vacuum line through which the amniotic fluid and placental aspirate is suctioned. The canister has a coil whereby the heavier cellular components, including stem cells, platelets and growth factors, are separated coincident with the surgical procedure. The canister has a port whereby the heavier cellular material can be removed from the canister. The heavier cellular material can be then applied to the wound site of the cesarean section patient. The system disclosed allows for the processing of the amniotic fluid and placental aspirate to take place in the same room as the surgical procedure. A kit and method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PENSARA, INC
    Inventor: G. Charles Jones
  • Patent number: 10012421
    Abstract: An evaporator for an appliance includes a conduit extending between an inlet and an outlet. The conduit has a diameter. The diameter of the conduit is less than three-eighths of an inch. A vapor bypass is mounted to the conduit such that the vapor bypass extends between the inlet of the conduit and the outlet of the conduit. The vapor bypass has a diameter. The diameter of the vapor bypass is less than the diameter of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Alden Junge, Michael John Kempiak, Anna Fenko
  • Patent number: 9976769
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes a body casing having an air inlet formed in an upper portion of the body casing and an air outlet formed in a lower portion of the body casing; a ventilation passage formed in the body casing; an evaporator provided to a refrigerant circuit, disposed in an inclined manner in the ventilation passage, and covering the ventilation passage such that air freely passes; a main drain pan disposed below the evaporator; and a fan disposed in the ventilation passage. The evaporator is divided into an upper heat exchanger and a lower heat exchanger. A sub-drain pan that receives dew condensation water coming out from a gap of the joint is disposed at a downstream side in a ventilation direction of a joint between the upper heat exchanger and the lower heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ippei Shinoda, Kazuhiko Kawai, Yuki Mochizuki, Satoshi Kusutani
  • Patent number: 9943777
    Abstract: Provided is a separator including: a first header into which gas flows from an exterior of the separator; a core connected to the first header and including at least one flow path configured to cool the gas flowing from the first header through the flow path; and a second header connected to the core and configured to guide the gas passing through the at least one flow path to the exterior of the separator, wherein the second header includes at least one first baffle provided on an inner wall of the second header and configured to remove moisture from the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoyoul Park, Honggi Park
  • Patent number: 9938880
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly may include an intercooler and a housing which encloses said intercooler. The housing may be part of a charge air line. The housing may include a charge air inlet, a charge air outlet and an opening through which the intercooler can be inserted into the housing from one side. The housing may also include a recess on the side opposite the opening, into which recess the intercooler engages. The heat exchanger assembly may include an elastic seal arranged in the region of the recess between the intercooler and the housing. The seal may be configured to at least one of bridge the deformation of the housing occurring during pressure pulsations, bridge relative movements between the intercooler and the housing, and tightly connect the intercooler to the housing in all operating states preventing an undesirable bypass flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Mahle International GmbH, Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Veit Bruggesser, Andreas Eilemann, Uwe Grass, Rolf Mueller, Hubert Pomin, Christian Saumweber, Juergen Stehlig
  • Patent number: 9920998
    Abstract: Disclosed are an air cooled condenser capable of preventing air from being mixed into a working medium flow path, and a power generating apparatus including the air cooled condenser. The air cooled condenser includes a heat exchanger for air-cooling a working medium indirectly through a wall, a fan, a sensor for measuring a pressure value of the working medium at an outlet of the heat exchanger, and a controller for controlling the rotating speed of the fan such that the pressure value obtained by the sensor comes closer to a target value set to be equal to or larger than an atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., ltd.
    Inventors: Kuniyuki Takahashi, Isamu Osawa
  • Patent number: 9856831
    Abstract: An integrated exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler may include a cooling core having exhaust gas flowing therein, and an integrated housing accommodating the cooling core therein and having a coolant flowing therein, in which the integrated housing includes a coolant introduction port having the coolant introduced from an engine thereinto, a first exhaust port exhausting the coolant to a radiator, and a control valve controlling a flow of the coolant through the first exhaust port, and the cooling core includes U-shaped tubes including a bend so that a surface area is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Il Suk Yang
  • Patent number: 9816767
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a manifold defining a longitudinal axis, wherein the manifold includes an interior configured for a flow of heat exchange fluid therethrough. A plurality of heat exchanger tubes are connected in fluid communication with the interior of the manifold for exchanging heat exchange fluid with the interior of the manifold. Each tube is mounted to the manifold at a tube/manifold interface. Each tube extends into the interior of the manifold from the tube/manifold interface to a respective tube end face that is spaced apart from the from the tube/manifold interface by an offset. The tube end faces collectively define a tube-end profile, e.g., a smooth profile, within the interior of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory K. Schwalm
  • Patent number: 9789433
    Abstract: A horizontal sulfur condenser may include an exterior casing with a plurality of condenser tubes arranged longitudinally within the casing, a liquid sulfur reservoir at a longitudinal end within the exterior casing, and an internal baffle that protrudes into the liquid sulfur reservoir from the surface. The lowest of the plurality of condenser tubes is parallel to a wall of the exterior casing. A Claus process gas inlet is proximate a first end of the plurality of condenser tubes, which are arranged horizontally but are positioned vertically above the sulfur reservoir. A liquid sulfur outlet is located at the liquid sulfur surface. The baffle creates multiple chambers above the sulfur reservoir, such as a first chamber defined by the exterior casing and the baffle to receive condensed Claus sulfur in the liquid reservoir, and a second chamber defined by the exterior casing and the baffle to receive degassed liquid sulfur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventor: Alfred E. Keller
  • Patent number: 9780278
    Abstract: A method for converting heat to electric energy is described which involves thermally cycling an electrically polarizable material sandwiched between electrodes. The material is heated by extracting thermal energy from a gas to condense the gas into a liquid and transferring the thermal energy to the electrically polarizable material. An apparatus is also described which includes an electrically polarizable material sandwiched between electrodes and a heat exchanger for heating the material in thermal communication with a heat source, wherein the heat source is a condenser. An apparatus is also described which comprises a chamber, one or more conduits inside the chamber for conveying a cooling fluid and an electrically polarizable material sandwiched between electrodes on an outer surface of the conduit. A gas introduced into the chamber condenses on the conduits and thermal energy is thereby transferred from the gas to the electrically polarizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: THE NEOTHERMAL ENGERGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Ahmet Erbil, David F. Walbert
  • Patent number: 9772146
    Abstract: A flow-path forming gasket is interposed between peripheries of each adjacent ones of stacked heat transfer plates; communicating-path forming gaskets are each installed, surrounding the passage holes in each adjacent ones of the heat transfer plates alternately; and thereby a first flow path adapted to pass a high-temperature fluid, a second flow path adapted to pass a low-temperature fluid, and communicating paths adapted to cause the fluids, respectively, to flow in and out of the first and second flow paths are formed alternately on opposite sides of each heat transfer plate. A drain hole is formed in each of the heat transfer plates to discharge fluid leaking from the first flow path, the second flow path, or the communicating path. The drain hole is surrounded by gaskets isolated from the first flow path, the second flow path, or the communicating path. A leakage flow path or a leakage collector is formed by the gaskets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: HISAKA WORKS, LTD., Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isamu Hiwatashi, Mana Iwaki, Kenji Kusunoki, Kiyoshi Ishihama, Seiichi Matsumura, Yukiko Kushima
  • Patent number: 9772149
    Abstract: Methods for improving heat transfer at the interface between the internal reactor wall and mesh media containing microfibrous entrapped catalysts (MFECs) and/or microfibrous entrapped sorbents (MFESs) are described herein. Improved (e.g., more rapid) heat transfer can be achieved using a variety of approaches including increasing the contacting area of the interface between the mesh media and the reactor wall so that more contacting points are formed, enhancing the contacting efficiency at the contacting points between the mesh media and the reactor wall, increasing the number of contact points between the mesh media and the reactor wall using fine fibers, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Intramicron, Inc.
    Inventors: Hongyun Yang, Paul S. Dimick, Bruce J. Tatarchuk
  • Patent number: 9732616
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for lubricating an expansion machine, which method comprises: supplying of an operating medium which contains a lubricant by a vaporizer; separating of at least part of the lubricant from the operating medium which contains a lubricant and is supplied by the vaporizer; and supplying of the operating medium, which is depleted by the separation of the at least one part of the lubricant from the lubricant, to the expansion machine. Furthermore, a device is provided having a vaporizer which is configured for vaporizing an operating medium which contains a lubricant and for supplying it to an expansion machine, and having a lubricant separating device which is configured for separating at least one part of the lubricant from the operating medium which contains the lubricant and is supplied by the vaporizer to the expansion machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ORCAN ENERGY AG
    Inventors: Andreas Schuster, Richard Aumann, Andreas Sichert
  • Patent number: 9726434
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger (1) for indirect heat exchange comprising a tube bundle (10), formed from a plurality of tubes helically coiled around a core tube (100), for receiving a first medium, a shell (20). which encloses the tube bundle (10) and defines a shell space (200) surrounding the tube bundle (10), for receiving a second medium, and a liquid distributor (40) for distributing in the shell space (200) a stream (S), conveyed in the shell space (200), of the second medium in the form of a liquid (F). According to the invention a control device (33) for controlling distribution in the shell space (200) of an additional, further stream (S?) of liquid (F), and/or for controlling distribution of stream (S) of liquid (F) in the shell space (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Manfred Steinbauer, Christiane Kerber, Markus Hammerdinger, Rainer Fluggen
  • Patent number: 9671171
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-implemented embodiments consistent with the inventions herein are directed to storing and/or transferring heat. In one exemplary implementation, there is provided a system for transferring/storing heat comprised of a heat exchange/storage apparatus including a chamber, and a heat input device adapted to heat/provide a vapor into the chamber. Other exemplary implementations may include one or more features consistent with a heat output device through which a working medium/fluid passes, a thermal storage medium located within the chamber, and/or a heat exchange system that delivers a heat exchange medium/fluid to the thermal storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: BLUELAGOON TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: XiaoDong Xiang
  • Patent number: 9664442
    Abstract: A system and method for the concurrent condensation of a nitrogen-rich vapor and vaporization of an oxygen-rich liquid in a distillation column based air separation unit is provided. The disclosed system includes a condenser-reboiler heat exchanger located between a lower pressure column and a higher pressure column and configured to condense a nitrogen-rich vapor from the higher pressure column and partially vaporize an oxygen-rich liquid from the lower pressure column. Within the condenser-reboiler heat exchanger, the nitrogen-rich vapor flows in an upward direction such that any non-condensables present in the nitrogen-rich vapor will accumulate proximate the upper portion or top of the condenser-reboiler modules where they can be easily removed through venting by means of a venting apparatus having a plurality of perforated tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Hanfei Tuo, Karl K. Kibler, Maulik R. Shelat
  • Patent number: 9581391
    Abstract: An air conditioning apparatus includes an aluminum heat exchanger, an aluminum gas pipe, an aluminum liquid pipe and a copper gas pipe. The aluminum heat exchanger performs heat exchange between air and a refrigerant, and is disposed upright. The aluminum gas pipe channels gas refrigerant, and extends from a side part of the aluminum heat exchanger. The aluminum liquid pipe channels liquid refrigerant, and extends from an area below the aluminum gas pipe in the side part of the aluminum heat exchanger. The copper gas pipe channels gas refrigerant. The aluminum gas pipe is connected in a connecting part to the copper gas pipe from above the copper gas pipe. The aluminum pipe is disposed in an area outside of directly under the connecting part of the aluminum gas pipe and the copper gas pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ohtani, Yoshio Oritani, Takuya Kazusa, Masanori Jindou, Junichi Hamadate
  • Patent number: 9541331
    Abstract: A heat exchanger comprising helically wound tube bundles is disclosed. The helically wound tube bundles are joined with tube sheets to define a primary working fluid system that is fluidically isolated from a secondary working fluid system. The tube sheets and tubes are formed of the same material, which facilitates their joining by means of joints that are substantially galvanic corrosion-resistant joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Nagurny, Natalie Levings, Derek Beckner, Scott M. Maurer
  • Patent number: 9513060
    Abstract: A heat exchanger comprising helically wound tube bundles is disclosed. The helically wound tube bundles are joined with tube sheets to define a primary working fluid system that is fluidically isolated from a secondary working fluid system. The tube sheets and tubes are formed of the same material, which facilitates their joining by means of joints that are substantially galvanic corrosion-resistant joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Nagurny, Natalie Levings, Derek Beckner, Scott M. Maurer
  • Patent number: 9488407
    Abstract: A system and method for the concurrent condensation of a nitrogen-rich vapor and vaporization of an oxygen-rich liquid in a distillation column based air separation unit is provided. The disclosed system includes a condenser-reboiler heat exchanger located between a lower pressure column and a higher pressure column and configured to condense a nitrogen-rich vapor from the higher pressure column and partially vaporize an oxygen-rich liquid from the lower pressure column. Within the condenser-reboiler heat exchanger, the nitrogen-rich vapor flows in an upward direction such that any non-condensables present in the nitrogen-rich vapor will accumulate proximate the upper portion or top of the condenser-reboiler modules where they can be easily removed through venting by means of a venting apparatus having a plurality of perforated tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Hanfei Tuo, Karl K. Kibler, Maulik R. Shelat
  • Patent number: 9488408
    Abstract: A system and method for the concurrent condensation of a nitrogen-rich vapor and vaporization of an oxygen-rich liquid in a distillation column based air separation unit is provided. The disclosed system includes a condenser-reboiler heat exchanger located between a lower pressure column and a higher pressure column and configured to condense a nitrogen-rich vapor from the higher pressure column and partially vaporize an oxygen-rich liquid from the lower pressure column. Within the condenser-reboiler heat exchanger, the nitrogen-rich vapor flows in an upward direction such that any non-condensables present in the nitrogen-rich vapor will accumulate proximate the upper portion or top of the condenser-reboiler modules where they can be easily removed through venting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Maulik R. Shelat, Vijayaraghavan S. Chakravarthy, Sang Muk Kwark
  • Patent number: 9476650
    Abstract: A heat exchanger comprising helically wound tube bundles is disclosed. The helically wound tube bundles are joined with tube sheets to define a primary working fluid system that is fluidically isolated from a secondary working fluid system. The tube sheets and tubes are formed of the same material, which facilitates their joining by means of joints that are substantially galvanic corrosion-resistant joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Nagurny, Natalie Levings, Derek Beckner, Scott M. Maurer
  • Patent number: 9453674
    Abstract: A method and main heat exchange system for use in a cryogenic air separation plant in which down-flow and thermosiphon heat exchangers are employed to partially vaporize an oxygen-rich liquid produced in a lower pressure column and to condense the nitrogen-rich vapor in a higher pressure column. A greater proportion of the oxygen-rich liquid can be partially vaporized in the down-flow heat exchangers than in the thermosiphon heat exchangers and the nitrogen-rich vapor condensed in the thermosiphon heat exchangers can have a higher oxygen content than the nitrogen-rich vapor condensed in the down-flow heat exchangers. This allows the higher pressure column to operate at a lower pressure than would otherwise be possible. A central conduit can extend from the higher pressure column into the lower pressure column to introduce the nitrogen-rich vapor into at least the down-flow heat exchangers for purposes of reducing pressure drop and column height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Vijayaraghavan S. Chakravarthy, Michael J. Lockett, Dante P. Bonaquist, Maulik R. Shelat, Karl K. Kibler
  • Patent number: 9417010
    Abstract: An apparatus for condensing steam is described including at least two chambers with a first chamber operated as co-current flow condensing chamber and a second chamber operated as counter-current flow condensing chamber with the co-current flow condensing chamber including a cooling liquid distribution system with a plurality of channels arranged above a plurality of film carriers having flat surface areas to carry films of cooling liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Hartwig Wolf, Francisco Blangetti, Peter Rusche
  • Patent number: 9414519
    Abstract: Dehumidifying cooling apparatus and method are provided for an electronics rack. The apparatus includes an air-to-liquid heat exchanger disposed at an air inlet or outlet side of the rack, wherein air flows through the rack from the air inlet to the air outlet side. The heat exchanger is positioned for air passing through the electronics rack to pass across the heat exchanger, and is in fluid communication with a coolant loop for passing coolant therethrough at a temperature below a dew point temperature of the air passing across the heat exchanger so that air passing across the heat exchanger is dehumidified and cooled. A condensate collector, disposed below the heat exchanger, collects liquid condensate from the dehumidifying of air passing through the electronics rack, wherein the heat exchanger includes a plurality of sloped surfaces configured to facilitate drainage of liquid condensate from the heat exchanger to the condensate collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 9395094
    Abstract: Apparatus for dehumidification of a gas flow, with an outer box and inlet port for the damp air and outlet port for dehumidified air, a first pre-cooling heat exchanger, and second heat exchanger downstream of the first exchanger and passes by a refrigerating fluid, a dampness collection chamber arranged downstream of the second exchanger; providing: a second chamber downstream of the collection chamber and connected to the outside box by the emission mouth; a third chamber not communicating to the second chamber but connected, on one side, to the conduits of the first exchanger, and on the other side connected to the outside box by a respective inlet mouth. Defining a return path from the second to the first exchanger, including a first leg passes through the collection chamber, a second leg passes through the second chamber and respective emission mouth, and a third leg passes through the third chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: PARKER HANNIFIN MANUFACTURING S.R.L.
    Inventor: Chiara Favero
  • Patent number: 9354002
    Abstract: An air cooled condenser (ACC) system is described having a first street having at least one air cooled condenser module and a second street having at least one air cooled condenser module. The system employs a steam inlet conduit provides steam to the first and second streets. The air cooled condenser system has a standard vacuum system for providing suction pressure to the first and second street. The air cooled condenser system also has an auxiliary vacuum system that provides suction pressure to the first and second streets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Vouche, Fabien Fauconnier
  • Patent number: 9133541
    Abstract: An enhanced environmental barrier coating for a silicon containing substrate. The enhanced barrier coating may include a bond coat doped with at least one of an alkali metal oxide and an alkali earth metal oxide. The enhanced barrier coating may include a composite mullite bond coat including BSAS and another distinct second phase oxide applied over said surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Kang N. Lee
  • Patent number: 9091470
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooling system (2) and a method for oil separation, where a condenser unit (10) contains an oil separator (18,20), from which oil separator oil is lead through a pipeline (24) and back to the compressor (4). It is an object of the invention to collect all condensing functions and oil separation functions into a common pressure container (26). According to the invention, this objective is achieved by a system, the condenser unit and oil separator are integrated in a common pressure tank (26) that contains at least one first oil separator and at least a second secondary oil separator, which pressure tank contains a condenser container (30) which interacts with a third oil separator (22). Hereby, it is attained that condensation and oil separation are integrated in a common pressure tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Danarctica ApS
    Inventor: Flemming Clarence Larsen
  • Patent number: 9016354
    Abstract: Cooling performance of a cooler for pre-cooling humid gas supplied to a gas turbine power generation plant, etc. is improved by increasing heat transfer efficiency between the humid gas and cooling liquid flowing in heat exchanger tubes with utilization of condensed liquid generated due to the cooling of the humid gas. In a heat exchanger for cooling humid gas a flowing surrounding heat exchanger tubes 8 of the tube groups 9a and 9b by flowing cooling liquid r in the tubes, the liquid droplets cl generated by condensation of moisture contained in the humid gas are gathered and sprinkled or fallen in drops on a part of the heat exchanger tube group 9b, which results in increased heat exchange efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hiraoka, Koichi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150060024
    Abstract: A fluid direct contact heat exchanger having a contact chamber with a source fluid inlet provided by a source fluid inlet pipe, a source fluid outlet provided by a source fluid outlet pipe, a transfer fluid inlet provided by a transfer fluid inlet pipe, and a transfer fluid outlet provided by a transfer fluid outlet pipe. The source fluid and the transfer fluid have substantially different specific gravities and the source fluid and the transfer fluid are each insoluble in the other. The heat exchanger incorporates a heat transfer inducement element in the contact chamber which has a rotatable inducer shaft and a transfer accelerator element attached to the inducer shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Neldon P. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150047565
    Abstract: A trap mechanism is provided in the middle of an exhaust passage through which an exhaust gas, which is exhausted from a film formation device body that forms a thin film on the surface of a workpiece (W), flows, and recovers a gas to be collected that is contained in the exhaust gas by cooling and liquefying the gas to be collected. The trap mechanism includes: a housing having a gas inlet and a gas outlet; a partitioning member that partitions the inside of the housing into retention spaces; communication paths that communicate the retention spaces with one another; and cooling jackets that cool the communication paths to cool the exhaust gas. With this structure, the exhaust gas is adiabatically expanded while being cooled, and the gas to be collected is efficiently cooled and liquefied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Eiichi Komori, Hironori Yagi
  • Patent number: 8910702
    Abstract: Vapor flow-diverting devices that re-direct upwardly flowing vapor, for example, in a downward direction across condenser tubes disposed in the upper or top section of a vapor-liquid contacting apparatus, are described. These devices are particularly beneficial in tubular condensers within distillation columns and may be used in combination with other associated equipment (e.g., a deflector plate and divider plate) as well as in combination with the tube surface enhancements to improve the heat transfer coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Phillip F. Daly, Steven P. Lankton, Raymond E. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8833437
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating steam within a heat exchanger. In one aspect, the invention can be a heat exchanger comprising: a shell having an inner surface forming a cavity, the shell comprising an inlet for introducing the shell-side liquid into the cavity and an outlet for allowing the vapor to exit the cavity; a tube bundle comprising a plurality of tubes for carrying a tube-side fluid located in the cavity and having a longitudinal axis; a shroud circumferentially surrounding the tube bundle and positioned between the tube bundle and the inner surface of the shell so that an annular space exists between the shroud and the inner surface; an opening in a bottom portion of the shroud that forms a passageway between the annular space and the tube bundle; and an opening in a top portion of the shroud that forms a passageway between the annular space and the tube bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Krishna P. Singh, Ranga Nadig
  • Patent number: 8816252
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: an electrically conductive heating element having a length extending in a lateral direction between first and second ends, and one or more output surfaces operating to direct heat therefrom in a direction transverse to the lateral direction; and a carrying structure operable to support a glass sheet such that a major surface of the glass sheet is oriented towards the heat emanating from the one or more output surfaces of the heating element, where the electrically conductive heating element includes at least one heat flux variation feature operating to produce differing magnitudes of heat to emanate from at least two of the output surfaces of the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Antoine G. D. Bisson
  • Patent number: 8783057
    Abstract: A refrigerant distributor is described and which includes a tank defining an internal cavity for receiving a source of refrigerant; an inlet conduit for delivering the source of the refrigerant to the internal cavity of the tank; a contaminant collection container coupled in fluid receiving relation relative to the internal cavity of the tank and in disposal fluid receiving relation relative to the inlet conduit; and a plurality of refrigerant distributor conduits coupled in fluid flowing relation relative to the internal cavity of the tank and which have a multiplicity of apertures having variable diametral dimensions and which facilitate a variable flow of the source of refrigerant out through the refrigerant distributor conduits as the volume of the refrigerant in the tank increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Colmac Coil Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce I. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140157813
    Abstract: A temperature control system of the invention recovers reaction heat in a reactor in which an exothermal reaction occurs, to control the temperature in the reactor. The temperature control system includes: a refrigerant drum in which vapor and a liquid refrigerant are stored in a vapor-liquid equilibrium state; a heat removing section arranged in the reactor to evaporate a part of the liquid refrigerant supplied from the refrigerant drum by the reaction heat; a Return line that returns mixed phase fluid of vapor and the liquid refrigerant generated in the heat removing section to the refrigerant drum; a Vapor outlet line that supplies vapor in the refrigerant drum to outside of the system; and a Replenishing line that supplies makeup water in an amount matched with an amount of vapor discharged to the outside of the system, to the Return line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: JAPAN OIL, GAS AND METALS NATIONAL CORPORATION, INPEX CORPORATION, NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD., JAPAN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CO., LTD., COSMO OIL CO., LTD., JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuzuru Kato, Eiichi Yamada, Kentarou Morita
  • Patent number: 8726975
    Abstract: An air-supplied dry cooler for the condensation of water vapor includes at least one direct-flow condenser and at least one counter-flow condenser (dephlegmator), wherein heat exchanger pipes of the counter-flow condenser are connected to an upper suction chamber, and wherein a cover reducing the discharge cross-section of at least one heat exchanger pipe is provided with cover orifices. The sum of the cross-sectional surfaces of the cover orifices corresponds to no more than the cross-sectional surface of a suction pipe connection to the suction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: GEA Energietechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130269915
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a trap apparatus for condensate water and the drain apparatus for condensate water installed on the same. In particular, the present invention relates to a trap apparatus for condensate water, constructed such that acidic condensate water is passed through a neutralizing agent and trapped in the apparatus, and the drain apparatus for condensate water installed on it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Kiturami Boiler Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-min CHOI, Dong-ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20130219953
    Abstract: In a coolant condenser assembly for a motor vehicle air conditioning system, comprising cooling pipes for conducting a coolant through, two collecting pipes for fluidically connecting the cooling pipes, a collecting container with an upper cover wall and a lower bottom wall and a side wall as well as with an inlet opening for conducting the coolant into the collecting container and an outlet opening for conducting the coolant out of the collecting container, with the result that through the inlet and outlet openings the collecting container is fluidically connected to the collecting pipe and/or the cooling pipes, the collecting container comprises an outlet chamber and a riser pipe, and the outlet opening opens into the outlet chamber, and the outlet chamber is connected to the riser pipe and a storage chamber for the coolant is formed within the collecting container and outside the outlet chamber and outside the riser pipe, the collecting container preferably has an inlet chamber and a downpipe, and the inle
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: BEHR GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Hofmann Herbert, Uwe Förster, Walter Christoph, Guillaume David, Kaspar Martin
  • Patent number: 8453474
    Abstract: A vehicle air handling system includes an air handler, a desiccant assembly and a regeneration mechanism. The air handler has an air inlet configured to receive airflow into the air handler and an air outlet configured to direct the airflow from the air handler to a passenger compartment of a vehicle. The desiccant assembly is installed in a fixed non-movable orientation within the air handler. The desiccant assembly is configured to absorb moisture from the airflow and is disposed between the air inlet and the air outlet. The desiccant assembly includes a first flow path and a second flow path separated from one another such that the airflow passes through the first flow path. The regeneration mechanism is in fluid communication with the second air flow path of the desiccant assembly and is configured to remove moisture from the airflow passing through the desiccant assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald S. Eisenhour
  • Patent number: 8453720
    Abstract: A condensing type dryer uses a heat exchanger in which condensed water can be smoothly discharged through a water-discharging slot formed in a rear end portion of a rear cover of the heat exchanger. The water-discharging slot prevents an air flowing resistance which can be caused by condensed water pooling at the rear end portion of the rear cover. Also, leakage-preventing walls enhance the heat exchanging function by ensuring a uniform flow of cold external air through the heat changer. The leakage-preventing walls prevent external air from leaking around the lateral edges of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Song, Jung-Geun Oh, Sang-Ik Lee, Yoon-Seob Eom, Han-Yong Jung, Sang-Hun Bae
  • Publication number: 20130098598
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling N heat-producing devices, where AT is an integer no smaller than one, using a cooling fluid that may be supplied at a temperature below the dew-point temperature of ambient air. To avoid condensation on the heat-producing devices, the cold fluid is warmed, upstream of the heat-producing devices, to a temperature T0 that is above the dew-point. The warming is accomplished, in a heat exchanger, by the warm fluid returning from the heat-producing devices. The amount of warming is controlled by periodically measuring T0 as well as the N temperatures downstream of the N heat-producing devices, and sending these N+1 temperature measurements to a control element that implements a control algorithm whose purpose is to achieve a set-point value of T0 by regulating, via N control valves, the flow of fluid to the N heat-producing devices. Also provided is a method for cooling the N heat-pro during devices pursuant to the inventive apparatus by a temperature control over the cooling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shawn A. Hall
  • Publication number: 20120267081
    Abstract: An air cooled condenser apparatus has a tubular shell having an open upper end and an open lower end, a ring of tube bundle panels disposed generally vertically and at an angle to each other, with each of the tube bundles comprising a primary condenser region and a secondary condenser region, and adapted for air flow therethrough to condense fluid in the panels , and configured so that air flow through the panels passes through and exits the open upper end of the shell, and a duct disposed at the ground level of the shell, and a non-condensable extraction system with active or passive devices to control the local rate of the evacuated mixture of non-condensables and attached steam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans Georg SCHREY, Richard LEITZ, Michel VOUCHE, Philippe NAGEL