With Impeller Or Conveyor Moving Exchange Material Patents (Class 165/120)
  • Patent number: 10247004
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has a first plurality of fluid passages with an inlet manifold communicating into a core portion, and then an outlet manifold. A second plurality of fluid passages has an inlet manifold communicating into a core portion, and then into an outlet manifold and the core portions of both the first and second pluralities of fluid passages having smaller cross-sectional areas than cross-sectional areas of the inlet and outlet manifolds. A gas turbine engine and a method of forming a heat exchanger are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Golan, Frederick M. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10240823
    Abstract: An air conditioning system that includes desiccant compartments for holding a desiccant; a heat exchanger, a blower and a vessel. The heat exchanger can be filled with a heat transfer medium, while the blower blows ambient air by the heat exchanger such that the blown air is cooled and the heat exchanger is warmed such that thermal energy increases and is transferred from the air to the heat transfer medium causing the heat transfer medium to turn into vapor. The vapor is then diffused to one of the desiccant compartments such that the vapor is adsorbed onto the desiccant creating a mixture. Then an energy source is applied to the mixture such that the vapor and desiccant are separated. The separated vapor is transported to the vessel where it is condensed and then sent back to the heat exchanger, such that the system is able to be continuously operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: OxiCool Inc, The United States of America As Represented By The Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ravikant T. Barot, Jonathan William Kaufman, Stephen M. Coleman
  • Patent number: 10010013
    Abstract: An Information Handling System (IHS) includes at least one node provisioned with heat-generating components and an air passage that enables air to pass through the node and exit the node as exhaust air. An air-to-liquid heat exchanger (ATLHE) block is placed in a path of the exhaust air. The ATLHE block has an air directing structure, one or more air movers to move the exhaust air through the air directing structure, and an ATLHE. The ATLHE includes a liquid transfer conduit having at least one liquid supply port extending into a heat transfer section, which terminates into at least one liquid return port, the liquid transfer conduit enabling cooling liquid transfer through the ATLHE. A liquid cooling subsystem includes supply and return conduits. The supply conduit is sealably mated to the at least one supply port and the return conduit is sealably mated to the at least one return port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Austin Michael Shelnutt, Travis C. North, Christopher M. Helberg, Edmond I. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9894924
    Abstract: A pasteurization tunnel and a method for pasteurizing beverage packs are described, wherein the beverage packs are conveyed on at least two decks lying one upon the other and sprayed with a heated spraying liquid from spraying pipes extending each transversely to the conveying direction of the beverage packs. According to the invention, the spraying liquid is guided through the spraying pipes of the one deck into the spraying pipes of the other deck. Thereby, the maintenance efforts for removing deposits in sections of the spraying pipes where the flow is weak can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Krause
  • Patent number: 9814244
    Abstract: A system, oven forming assembly, and method for proofing and cooking corrugated dough crusts are disclosed. The system may include: a forming assembly including at least one parallel cylinder separated by at least one parallel space; and at least one base opposing the at least one parallel cylinder. An oven forming assembly may include: an oven including a conveyor; and a forming assembly opposite the conveyor including a plurality of parallel cylinders and spaces in an alternating series. A method may include: positioning at least one dough piece in contact with a conveyor and with an opposing forming assembly; moving the at least one dough piece on the conveyor under the opposing forming assembly into an oven proofing the dough piece; and moving the at least one proofed dough piece on the conveyor under the opposing forming assembly through the oven at least partially baking the proofed dough piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Kirt McFarland
  • Patent number: 9580193
    Abstract: A thermo-forming packaging machine has a machine frame and a cutting station including a complete cutting tool. The thermo-forming packaging machine includes the complete cutting tool being extractable from the machine frame in a direction of production of the packaging machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGGENMUELLER SE & CO. KG
    Inventor: Elmar Ehrmann
  • Patent number: 9567251
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for heating glass sheets, and a glass tempering furnace. The glass sheets are heated by feeding them through a tempering furnace whereby the glass sheets are heated from above and below in the tempering furnace. The glass sheets are heated with blowing channels arranged substantially transverse in relation to the direction of travel of the glass sheets and with heating resistor rows arranged substantially transverse in relation to the direction of travel of the glass sheets. A heating resistor row has at least three separately controllable parts, and the temperature profile of the glass sheet is adjusted in the transverse direction by separately adjusting the different parts of the resistor row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: TAIFIN GLASS MACHINERY OY
    Inventors: Petri Juhani Lammi, Esa Ensio Lammi, Jarno Tapio Nieminen, Jukka Tapani Sääksi
  • Patent number: 9327438
    Abstract: A method and system for melt processing a thermoplastic composition that contains a starch and plasticizer is provided. The composition is melt blended and extruded through a die to form an extrudate, which is thereafter cooled using a multi-stage system of the present invention that includes at least one water-cooling stage and at least one air-cooling stage. More particularly, the extrudate is initially contacted with water for a certain period time so that it becomes partially cooled and solidified on its surface. After the water-cooling stage(s), the extrudate is also subjected to at least one air-cooling stage in which a stream of air is placed into contact with the extrudate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Wang, Gregory J. Wideman, JaeHong Lee
  • Patent number: 9198326
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing heat comprises a heat sink having a cavity, and a synthetic jet stack comprising at least one synthetic jet mounted within the cavity. At least one rod and at least one engaging structure to provide a rigid positioning of the at least one synthetic jet with respect to the at least one rod. The synthetic jet comprises at least one orifice through which a fluid is ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rajdeep Sharma, Stanton Earl Weaver, Charles Erklin Seeley, Mehmet Arik, Tunc Icoz, Charles Franklin Wolfe, Jr., Yogen Vishwas Utturkar
  • Publication number: 20150107802
    Abstract: A chilled beam has separate primary and secondary inlets and plenums each or which generates separate sets of induction jets to draw air through a chilled beam heat exchanger. Various system and method embodiments are described as well as features usable in conventional active chilled beams to facilitate the use variable thermal and ventilation load applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Heimo Ulmanen, Andrey V. Livchak
  • Patent number: 9004152
    Abstract: A heat exchange device for powdery and granular materials configured to reduce adherence and accumulation of the materials and manufacturing time. The heat exchange device includes at least one substantially hollow disk-shaped heat exchanger among a plurality of heat exchangers that is disposed on the shaft about which the heat exchanger rotates. The hollow disc-shape heat exchanger includes a cutout recess part, plate surfaces extending from one side edge of the cutout recess part and forming a wedge-shaped plate surface, and a smoothly bulging projection formed at a central part of the heat exchanger. In addition, an opening is provided in the hollow disk-shaped heat exchanger at a tip end of the projection, and a shaft is inserted into the opening and joined to the hollow disc-shaped heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nara Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ichiro Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 8988647
    Abstract: A method for cooling an electronic image assembly using ambient gas. Exemplary embodiments of the method include the steps of circulating a closed loop of circulating gas around the electronic image assembly, directing a flow of ambient air through a first manifold, allowing the flow of ambient air to cross the flow of circulating gas without allowing the two to mix, directing the flow of ambient air behind the electronic image assembly and directing the flow of ambient air through a second manifold. The circulating gas may be used to cool a front portion of the electronic image assembly. A cross through plate may be used to allow the ambient gas and circulating gas to cross paths without mixing. A heat exchanger may be included with some embodiments of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Hubbard
  • Publication number: 20150022972
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cooling device, the cooling device including a case including a first region and a second region isolated from the first region, a first cooling unit arranged at the first region to cool a first heat generating unit using an outside air, and a second cooling unit arranged at the second region to cool a second heat generating unit using inside air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyuk Il KWON
  • Publication number: 20140345834
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly for an electronic image assembly placed within a housing where ambient air surrounds the exterior of the housing and a rear plate may be placed behind a backlight to create a channel. An ambient air fan may be placed between two portions of a heat exchanger to force ambient air through the heat exchanger. The fan may also be positioned to also force ambient air through the channel. A circulating gas fan may also be placed within the housing to force circulating gas through at least one portion of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: William Dunn, Tim Hubbard, Ware Bedell
  • Publication number: 20140338881
    Abstract: A heat-dissipating device includes a receiving tray, a driving module, a plunger, and a heat-dissipating member. A first holding valve assembly and a second holding valve assembly are located on the receiving tray. The driving module includes a first magnet. The plunger includes a second magnet. The receiving tray is divided into a first ventilation area and a second ventilation area. The plunger is moveable in the receiving tray by magnetic forces between the first magnet and the second magnet. Air outside of the receiving tray flows through the first and second ventilation areas via the first holding valve assembly and the second holding valve assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD
    Inventors: CHIH-HAO YANG, XIANG-KUN ZENG, ER-WEI LU
  • Publication number: 20140299297
    Abstract: Applicants have created vacuum systems and apparatuses for cooling a vacuum device. The apparatus can include a cooling device adapted to couple with a vacuum device, at least one cooling device air inlet, and a cooling device outlet. The air flows from the air inlets to the air outlet and combines with air disposed within the vacuum device. The system can include the cooling device, a vacuum housing, and a vacuum interface such that air flowing from the air inlets to the outlet flows from the vacuum interface to the vacuum housing biased with a negative pressure area. As a result, the air originating from the air inlets cools the air disposed within the vacuum housing upon mixing and the vacuum device cools, thus increasing the vacuum device's performance. Furthermore, heat transfer from the vacuum device to an operator reduces, thus improving the productivity and comfort of the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventor: Matthew A. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20140290916
    Abstract: A system for cooling a device includes a heat sink comprising a substrate having a plurality of fins arranged thereon, a fan positioned to direct an ambient fluid in a first direction across the heat sink, and a first synthetic jet assembly comprising one of a multi-orifice synthetic jet and a plurality of single orifice synthetic jets. The first synthetic jet assembly is configured to direct the ambient fluid in a second direction across the heat sink, wherein the second direction is approximately perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mehmet Arik, Yogen Vishwas Utturkar
  • Publication number: 20140254093
    Abstract: A thermal management system (201) is provided which includes a housing (203) equipped with a first set of apertures S1={a1, ai} (213), a second set of apertures S2={b1, . . . bj} (215) and a set of entrainment features S3={c1, Ck} (217), wherein i, j, k?1, and wherein, for any pair of adjacent apertures Pa={am, bn}, wherein am ? S1 and m ? I={1, . . . , i}, and wherein bn ? S2 and n ? J={1, . . . , j}, there is at least one entrainment feature cp ? S3 which is disposed between aperture am and aperture bn, wherein p ? K={1, . . . , k} . The thermal management system also includes a synthetic jet actuator disposed in said housing which is in fluidic communication with the sets of apertures S1 and S2 and which operates to create a synthetic jet at each aperture dr ? { S1, S2}, wherein r ? I?J.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: NUVENTIX, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Poynot
  • Publication number: 20140226282
    Abstract: A heat dissipating apparatus includes a frame, an elastic body, a magnetic member and a coil. The frame has an opening. The elastic body is disposed on the frame, and the frame and the elastic body define a space. The magnetic member is located corresponding to the space and disposed at one side of the elastic body. The coil is located corresponding to the periphery of the space and disposed on the frame. An electronic device with the heat dissipating apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chung-Hung TANG, Shih-Chou CHEN, Chun-Lung CHIU, Chao-Wen LU, Chun-Nan LIN, Fu-Mei HSU
  • Publication number: 20140124167
    Abstract: Cooling apparatuses and methods are provided for facilitating pumped immersion-cooling of electronic components. The cooling apparatus includes a housing forming a compartment about one or more components, a supply manifold, a return manifold, and a coolant loop coupling in fluid communication the supply and return manifolds and the housing. Coolant flowing through the coolant loop flows through the compartment of the housing and at least partially immersion-cools the component(s) by flow boiling. A pump facilitates circulation of coolant within the loop, and a coolant bypass line is coupled between the supply and return manifolds. The return manifold includes a mixed-phase manifold section, and the bypass line provides coolant from the supply manifold directly to the mixed-phase manifold section. Coolant flows from the coolant bypass line into the mixed-phase manifold section in a direction counter to the direction of any coolant vapor flow within that manifold section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. CAMPBELL, Richard C. CHU, Milnes P. DAVID, Michael J. ELLSWORTH, Jr., Madhusudan K. IYENGAR, Roger R. SCHMIDT, Robert E. SIMONS
  • Publication number: 20140116656
    Abstract: A heat dissipation module comprises a radiator. The radiator comprises a first fin assembly and a second fin assembly. The first fin assembly comprises a plurality of first fins arranged abreast of each other, and the first fin assembly has a first average distribution density. The second fin assembly comprises a plurality of second fins arranged abreast of each other, and the second fin assembly has a second average distribution density. The second average distribution density is larger than the first average distribution density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: INHON INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shun-Chi YANG, Wei-Huan CHOU, Kun-Huang HSU, Chang-Hung CHEN, Ching-Yen Huang
  • Publication number: 20140116657
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly includes a hollow housing having a first horizontally-extending section and a second vertically-extending section. A perforated support tube is positioned in the first section and has an inlet for receiving water and air from an intermixing assembly and a series of holes for expelling the water and air. A heat transfer coil is wound around the perforated support tube for carrying a cooling medium. A vacuum source is coupled with the second housing section for drawing the water and air from the inlet in the perforated support tube, through and out the support tube, over the heat transfer coil, and toward the outlet in the second housing section to cool the heat transfer coil through evaporative cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Charles Ritchie
  • Patent number: 8699221
    Abstract: A notebook computer cooling pad capable of temperature detection and fan-speed adjustment is equipped with heat-dissipating fans, a control panel and plural movably deposited temperature sensors, so that when a notebook computer is placed on the notebook computer cooling pad, a user may be informed of real-time temperature readings related to different locations of the notebook computer and use the use the fan-speed adjusting button to adjust a rotational speed of the heat-dissipating fans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Cheng Yu Huang
  • Publication number: 20140069616
    Abstract: A cooling system includes a first pump group including a plurality of pumps that circulates a cooling medium to cool a first part; a second pump group including a plurality of pumps that circulates a cooling medium to cool a second part; a first power supply that supplies electric power to a part of the pumps of the first pump group and a part of the pumps of the second pump group; and a second power supply that supplies electric power to another part of the pumps of the first pump group and another part of the pumps of the second pump group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: EIJI WAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20140069617
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a network of tubular members, each tubular member having an inner surface defining a flowpath, an outer surface, and at least one channel extending between the flowpaths and the outer surface, wherein said network has an inlet; a pump having an inlet and an outlet; and a length of connection tubing in fluid communication with the outlet of the pump and the inlet of the network of tubing members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Billy A. Shelton, Billy R. Shelton
  • Publication number: 20140060782
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a rotatable belt extended by a plurality of extending members that transfers a sheet in contact with the surface of the belt, and a plurality of cooling members to cool the sheet via the belt. A cooling surface of the cooling members contacts an internal surface of the transport belt. The cooling members are detachable. The cooling device also includes an adjuster to adjust a contact condition between the cooling surface and the internal surface according to the number of cooling members installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Keisuke IKEDA, Tomoyasu Hirasawa, Kenichi Takehara, Hiromitsu Fujiya, Keisuke Yuasa
  • Patent number: 8661845
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a heat exchanging section for performing heat exchange between a refrigerant and a cooling medium and a passage section. The passage section includes a first passage and a second passage for supplying the refrigerant to the heat exchanging section and a supply passage for supplying the refrigerant to the first passage and the second passage. The first passage and the second passage define a first opening portion and a second opening portion opening at an end of the supply passage. A minimum distance between an opening edge of the first opening portion and an inner surface of the supply passage is equal to a minimum distance between an opening edge of the second opening portion and the inner surface of the supply passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Thuya Aung, Nobuharu Kakehashi, Tomohiko Nakamura, Hideaki Sato
  • Publication number: 20140020872
    Abstract: An aircraft/spacecraft fluid cooling system and an aircraft/spacecraft fluid cooling method in which a fluid in a pipe installed in aircraft or spacecraft can be cooled efficiently so that the amount of fluid required for cooling the fluid can be reduced. A fluid cooling system includes a feed line that feeds a fluid from a storage tank to a pump, and a cooling section that expands a propellant having traveled through the pump, feeds the propellant to the outer periphery of the feed line so as to cool the propellant in the feed line, and discharges the expanded propellant outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Osamu Kitayama, Keitaro Ishikawa, Yorichika Mihara, Taichi Aoyama, Shinji Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20130340624
    Abstract: A portable assembly for cooling the contents of a fermentation vessel is provided. In one embodiment, the assembly comprises an insulated, cylindrical enclosure having a fixed bottom and a removable lid. A flexible heat exchanger is cylindrically disposed within the enclosure and encircles the fermentation vessel. In one embodiment, the flexible heat exchanger is connected to a vessel containing thermally conductive fluid by flexible tubes that extend outside the enclosure. In one embodiment, a heating element is used to heat the fermentation vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Steven Dee Wayne Webber
  • Publication number: 20130340972
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus, which facilitates a change of the position from which a pipe is taken out. A heat exchanger unit is inverted back to front in a state in which the relationship between the bottom surface and the upper surface of the heat exchanger unit is maintained, so that a pair of opening portions can be selectively connected to an air outlet of an air-sending unit. The air-sending unit is inverted upside down so that an air outlet can be connected to a selected opening portion from among the pair of opening portions of the heat exchanger unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20130340981
    Abstract: Provision of an expansion region (e.g., a flow path with increasing cross-section downstream of the EHD air mover) can provide operational benefits in EHD air mover-based thermal management systems. In contrast, such a design would generally be disfavored for conventional mechanical air mover-based systems. In some cases, an expansion chamber or volume may be provided between the EHD air mover and heat transfer surfaces. In some cases, expansion of the flow cross-section may be provided (at least in part) within the heat transfer surface volume itself. In some cases, leading surfaces of heat transfer surface (e.g., heat sink fins) may be shaped, disposed or otherwise presented to EHD motivated flow to reduce “laminarity” of the impinging air flow so as to reduce thermal transfer boundary layer effects and/or to divert flow outward in the flow channel so as to more evenly distribute ozone molecules over catalytic sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: TESSERA, INC.
    Inventor: TESSERA, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130327507
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments related to a component for use in a portable electronic device. The component includes a wall of the portable electronic device, containing an intake zone that includes a set of intake vents directed at a first angle toward one or more heat-generating components of the portable electronic device. The wall also includes an exhaust zone containing a set of exhaust vents directed at a second angle out of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy D. Bataillou, Jay S. Nigen, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Charles A. Schwalbach, Matthew P. Casebolt, Nicholas A. Rundle, Frank F. Liang
  • Patent number: 8584735
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a heat sink body having a plurality of elongated channels that extend between respective channel inlets and outlets. A synthetic jet actuator module is adjacent to the heat sink body and includes a plurality of jet outlets adjacent to the respective channel inlets for emitting a plurality of vortices into the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Aerojet Rocketdyne of DE, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Gerlach
  • Publication number: 20130299139
    Abstract: An integrated cooling apparatus for actively cooling one or more electronic components in an electronic device such as a computer is provided. The cooling apparatus includes a radiator and a pump integrally mounted on the radiator. The pump can include a pump housing having a first pump housing member attached to the radiator and a second pump housing member detachably securable to the first pump housing member. The apparatus includes a flow inlet and a flow outlet for attaching hoses or conduits to the radiator for actively moving a liquid coolant to and from an external or remote heat exchanger via tubing. An external heat exchanger can be fluidly connected to the integrated cooling apparatus via two or more tubes and thermally attached to the electronic component to be cooled, such as a computer graphics card, microprocessor or other circuit component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen Mounioloux
  • Publication number: 20130240182
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a casing, a heat generation source, an airflow guiding structure, and a jet flow generator. The casing includes an interior space. The airflow guiding structure is in contact with the heat generation source and has one air inlet. The jet flow generator, the heat generation source, and the airflow guiding structure together are situated within the interior space. The jet flow generator includes a nozzle which directs toward the air inlet of the airflow guiding structure at a distance apart. Airflows emitted by the jet flow generator through the nozzle travel at a velocity greater than 0.1 meters/second (m/s), causing a fluid pressure differential with the neighboring air and pulling air in the vicinity along the air inlet into the airflow guiding structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicants: INVENTEC CORPORATION, INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feng-Ku Wang, Yi-Lun Cheng, Chih-Kai Yang
  • Patent number: 8524084
    Abstract: A wastewater treatment system includes wastewater having nitrogen-containing compounds, an anoxic zone having denitrifying bacteria, and an aerobic zone having nitrifying bacteria. The anoxic zone is coupled to the aerobic zone, and wastewater flows from the anoxic to the aerobic zone or vice versa. A fluidized bed heat exchanger configured to accept heat from a heat engine and to transfer the heat from the heat engine to the wastewater is positioned in the aerobic zone or the anoxic zone. The fluidized bed heat exchanger includes particulate media, and fluidization of the particulate media scrubs bacterial growth from portions of the fluidized bed heat exchanger. Treating wastewater can include flowing wastewater having nitrogen-containing compounds into a biological reactor having an anoxic zone and an aerobic zone, and heating the wastewater with heat from a heat engine to facilitate denitrification reactions in the anoxic zone and nitrification reactions in the aerobic zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Alexander Fassbender
  • Publication number: 20130162958
    Abstract: A thermal management device (401) is provided which comprises a synthetic jet actuator (403) and a heat sink (405) comprising a fin (407). The fin has at least one interior channel (409) defined therein which has first and second openings that are in fluidic communication with each other. The synthetic jet actuator is adapted to direct a synthetic jet into said channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Nuventix, Inc.
    Inventor: Nuventix, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8469678
    Abstract: An constant temperature circulator for maintaining a liquid at a constant temperature including a housing that encapsulates a controller, a display, a heating element, a temperature sensor, and an electric motor having an impeller. The housing includes a first port and a second port that cooperatively define a chamber that encapsulates the impeller, an aperture and an opening, such that actuation of the impeller when the electric motor is activated by the controller moves the liquid from the aperture, through the chamber and to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Preston Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Preston
  • Publication number: 20130149574
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a temperature control system for an electrochemical voltage source. It is planned that the temperature control system comprises a fluid moving device for moving a fluid for controlling the temperature of the voltage source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: W.E.T. AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS AG
    Inventor: W.E.T. AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS AG
  • Publication number: 20130140482
    Abstract: The invention provides a heat transfer composition comprising R-1234ze (E), R-32 and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: MEXICHEM AMANCO HOLDING S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventor: MEXICHEM AMANCO HOLDING S.A. DE C.V.
  • Publication number: 20130112377
    Abstract: A heat-dissipating device and a heat-dissipating system are provided. The heat-dissipating system includes a driver, a heat-exchanger and a heat-dissipating device. The heat-exchanger is communicated to the driver and includes a body, a hydrophobic membrane and a cover. The body has an inlet, an outlet and a channel. Both ends of the channel exposed on a body's surface are respectively communicated to the inlet and the outlet, the inlet and outlet are communicated respectively to the driver and heat-exchanger. The membrane is disposed on the body's surface and covers the channel. The cover combines with the body and has a chamber and an exhaust port. The membrane separates the channel from the chamber communicated to the exhaust port communicated to the heat-exchanger. The driver drives a working fluid to the heat-dissipating device, and the fluid further goes to the heat-exchanger from the heat-dissipating device and then back to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kai-Shing Yang, Chi-Chuan Wang, Kuo-Hsiang Chien
  • Publication number: 20130101502
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for reducing and/or harvesting drag energy from transport vehicles. A system in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a mobile transport platform, a donor substance source carried by the platform, and a thermochemical reactor carried by the platform and coupled to the donor substance. The reactor is configured to carry out a non-combustion dissociation process that dissociates the donor substance into a first constituent and a second constituent. An energy extraction system carried by the transport platform and positioned to extract energy from an airstream passing the transport platform is coupled to the reactor to provide energy for the dissociation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: McAlister Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Edward McAlister
  • Publication number: 20130056241
    Abstract: By selecting different materials for each layer, a multi-layered electrode structure can be made with superior performance characteristics. For example, a multilayered electrode can include a high tensile strength tungsten core, a conductive intermediate palladium, palladium-nickel, or other platinum group metal layer for generating a corona discharge, and a hardened layer comprising rhodium or other platinum group metal or alloy of the same to resist frictional abrasion during removal of silica dendrites that accumulate on the electrode surface during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: TESSERA, INC.
    Inventors: Guilian Gao, Nels Jewell-Larsen, Giles Humpston
  • Publication number: 20130003282
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an apparatus, system and method are described for a concealed venting thermal solution. An apparatus may comprise an enclosure arranged around one or more heat generating components, a duct arranged around an internal perimeter of the enclosure and a seam inlet arranged around an external perimeter of the enclosure to allow an airflow to enter the duct. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Mark MacDonald, Shawn S. McEuen
  • Publication number: 20120269225
    Abstract: Bottom electrode or anode for continuous direct current arc furnaces, provided with a cooling system which allows to improve the effectiveness of the cooling action of the bottom electrode, made in the shape of bimetallic billet, for the purpose of ensuring a sufficient height of the portion of said electrode which remains solid during the operation of the furnace, also when there is a very high electric load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Maurizio Picciotto, Marco Ansoldi, Stefano Morsut, Alfredo Poloni
  • Publication number: 20120227940
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a toroidal fluid mover. A drive mechanism rotates the toroidal fluid mover, such that the toroidal fluid mover directs axially received fluid at a smaller radius in a radial direction towards a greater radius to produce an axial-to-radial fluid flow field. A heat sink is positioned within the axial-to-radial fluid flow field. The heat sink is thermally coupled with a heat generating source and is at least partially filled with a fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: NOVEL CONCEPTS, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas
  • Publication number: 20120205080
    Abstract: Cooling in the supersonic region of a compressible fluid is disclosed. The fluid is accelerated by a rotating disk to a velocity equal to or greater than the speed of sound in the fluid in a rotating evaporator tube. No conventional mechanical pump is required to accelerate the fluid. A phase change of the fluid due to a pressure differential may be utilized to transfer heat from an element to be cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Kristian Debus, Tom Gielda
  • Publication number: 20120175663
    Abstract: A cooling unit includes a heat radiant having a heat radiating plate contacting a heating element, and a plurality of heat radiation pins protruding from the heat radiating plate and separated from each other with predetermined intervals therebetween, and formed of an electrical insulating material; and an ionic wind generating unit comprising a corona emitter electrode contacting at least one of the heat radiation pins, a collector electrode facing the corona emitter electrode, and a power unit to connect the corona emitter electrode to the collector electrode and to apply a high voltage to the corona emitter electrode. Thus, the corona emitter electrode and the collector electrode of the ionic wind generating unit may be directly attached to the heat radiant, and a small and light cooling unit may be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: You-seop Lee
  • Publication number: 20120125575
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat exchanger with inner fluid to actuate the external fluid pump capable of driving one or more than one of fluid actuation devices through fluids passing through the heat exchanger having thermal-energy fluid pipe, without utilizing external mechanical rotational kinetic energy or power of electric motors; respectively driving external fluid pumping blade devices installed at lateral sides of the heat exchanger having thermal-energy fluid pipe with a direct or non-contact transmission means, so as to drive the external fluid to pass through the heat exchanger for increasing the heat exchange efficiency of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Tai-Her YANG
  • Publication number: 20120113590
    Abstract: An electronic system including an enclosure and an internal air plenum within the enclosure. At least one component of the electronic system within the enclosure evolves heat and has a surface exposed to the internal air plenum. The enclosure has inlet and outlet ventilation boundaries together with an EHD air mover disposed therein to motivate airflow along a flow path between the inlet and outlet ventilation boundaries, wherein the flow path is substantially excluded from the internal air plenum by a barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: TESSERA, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Schwiebert, Ron Goldman, Kenneth Honer, Guilian Gao, Yan Zhang, Nels Jewell-Larsen