Mechanical Gas Pump Patents (Class 165/121)
  • Patent number: 11306737
    Abstract: An inflator with an air guiding sleeve includes a chassis, a core and a drive motor installed in the chassis, an air guiding sleeve and a cooling fan. The air guiding sleeve has an air guiding hole penetrating through the air guiding sleeve. The drive motor includes a main body and a shaft rotatably installed to the main body, and the shaft has an end protruded from the main body and provided for driving the core to move and the other end protruded from the main body and provided for connecting the cooling fan. The air guiding sleeve includes a positioning shell and an air guiding ring connected to the positioning shell, and the positioning shell is installed to the chassis and/or the drive motor, and the air guiding ring is sheathed onto the external side of the cooling fan and installed around the cooling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Dongguan Richtek Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken Yang
  • Patent number: 11248848
    Abstract: A liquid-cooling heat dissipation apparatus includes a water distribution box, a water collection box, a first radiating pipe, a second radiating pipe, a third radiating pipe, a fourth radiating pipe, and a pumping device. The channels in the liquid-cooling heat dissipation apparatus are connected in sequence to form a circuitous configuration. This allows the water to travel a longer distance in the liquid-cooling heat dissipation apparatus, so that the liquid-cooling heat dissipation apparatus can effectively cool the water and dissipate heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: HUIZHOU HANXU HARDWARE PLASTIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsien Huang
  • Patent number: 11149967
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes a housing comprising an external panel defining an external appearance and having an opening formed at the external panel; a heat exchanger configured to exchange heat with air flowing into the housing; and an air discharge unit configured to discharge air heat-exchanged by the heat exchanger out of the housing. The air discharge unit includes a first discharge unit connected to the opening and discharging air; and a second discharge unit provided at the external panel and discharging air. A method of blowing heat-exchanged air may be changed in accordance with an environment of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Joo Jeon, Woo Seog Song, Jong Whal Kim, Jin Baek Kim, Yeon-Seob Yun, Tae Woo Kim, Eung Ryeol Seo, Won-Hee Lee, Chang-Woo Jung, Jong Kweon Ha
  • Patent number: 11134589
    Abstract: This cooling module (14A) comprises: an assembly of one or more Peltier cells comprising, on the inside, an internal heat transmission face and, on the outside, an external heat transmission face; an internal heat sink (46A) and an external heat sink (48A), which are in thermal contact, respectively, with the internal heat transmission face and the external heat transmission face; and at least one internal fan (50A) and at least one external fan (54A), which are respectively suitable to circulate an internal air flow through the internal heat sink (46A) and an external air flow through the external heat sink (48A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Xavier Rabeyrin
  • Patent number: 11107749
    Abstract: A heat dissipation fin structure includes a plurality of fins provided on a surface of a fin base plate. The fins configure a plurality of flow passages in which cooling air that enters from an inlet passes. The fins include a first fin, and an end portion of the first fin on an inlet side is arranged in an intermediate part of a first flow passage that is formed between a pair of the fins. The first flow passage is divided by the first fin into a second flow passage and a third flow passage. An interval between the pair of fins is wider on an outlet side than the inlet side. A sectional area of the first flow passage is substantially equal to a sum of sectional areas of the second flow passage and the third flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naotaka Taniguchi, Akihiro Ozeki
  • Patent number: 11089714
    Abstract: A heat dissipation assembly includes a bottom plate, an outer cover, a heat guiding base, a flow-acceleration unit and two side cover sets. The bottom loads a heat-generating source. The outer cover includes a cover body and two slots. The cover body covers the bottom plate to define an accommodation space therebetween, and the slots are oppositely formed on the cover body and connected to the accommodation space. The heat guiding base thermally contacts the heat-generating source and the cover body, and is formed with voids arranged alongside, each of the voids is communication with the slots respectively. The side cover sets are disposed within the slots, respectively, and detachably connected to the cover body and the heat guiding base. The flow-acceleration unit is disposed in one of the side cover sets to lead a fluid to the other through the voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Ta Lin, Lu-Lung Tsao, Cheng-Chang Hung, Yu-Ching Tsai
  • Patent number: 11073074
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes an engine, a compressor used to compress an air toward the engine, a charge air cooler, a sensor, and a control unit. The charge air cooler comprising or coupled to a fan. The fan can rotate in a first direction to remove a heat of the air and to rotate in a second direction reverse to the first direction so as to blow a debris. The control unit is electrically coupled to the engine and to the fan. The control unit predicts whether a temperature of the air exceeds a threshold based on a signal received from the sensor. When the temperature of the air is below the threshold, the fan can rotate in the second direction. When the temperature of the air is equal to or above the threshold, the fan is inhibited from rotating in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas L. Kennedy, Steven R. Sass, Mark Ritter
  • Patent number: 10962240
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for an air conditioning device includes a heat exchanger including (i) heat transfer tubes arranged with a space therebetween and each having one end connected to a refrigerant tube, and (ii) fins extending from the heat transfer tubes; first and second protective members each having (i) a flat plate that covers a respective end portion of the heat transfer tubes and an endmost fin that is located nearest the end portions of the heat transfer tubes, and (ii) a protrusion that protrudes from the flat plate toward the space between the heat transfer tubes near the end portions of the heat transfer tubes; first and second cover members that cover a respective flat plate; and a housing having an inner wall abutting the first cover member and an inner wall abutting the second cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizuki Ogawa, Toshiya Fuse, Motoki Otsuka, Ryutaro Kawasaki, Shingo Koseki
  • Patent number: 10964469
    Abstract: Core-coil devices operate by electromagnetic induction and include inductors, transformers, and electromagnets. Cooled core-coil devices include a magnetic core having a channel through it, and a coil wound around the core. Cooled core-coil devices additionally include a coolant loop that carries ferrofluid coolant through the channel and forms a loop with the channel that extends outside the core. Ferrofluid coolant circulates in the loop without a pump due to a thermo-magnetic response to the device's thermal and magnetic field gradients and thereby cools the core while simultaneously adding to the device's inductance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jongwon Shin, Shailesh Joshi, Ercan Mehmet Dede, Masanori Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 10966344
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device which is effectively vibration-free in relation to its host includes a fan, an enclosure, and a mounting apparatus. The mounting apparatus includes a receiving bracket for receiving the fan, a locking member, and a vibration-absorbing member slidably mounted to the enclosure. The receiving bracket has a locating member corresponding to the locating slot. The locating member is locked, and the vibration absorbing member abuts against a side of the receiving bracket, receiving and not transmitting the vibrations of a cooling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Sin Chu, Huan-Ze Lin
  • Patent number: 10937464
    Abstract: A case suitable for solid state memory is described that offers enhanced cooling. In one example, a memory case includes a base, a cover having a plurality of fins on a top of the cover, channels between the fins, defined by the fins, and a ramp extending from a front on the top of the cover to the channels, and an inner cavity defined by the base and the cover to house a solid state memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Brian J. Long
  • Patent number: 10920999
    Abstract: A fan motor support includes a rightward-and-leftward direction guide piece which projects in a direction of approaching a fan motor from a lower intermediate transverse plate or an upper intermediate transverse plate extending across a pair of support columns in a rightward-and-leftward direction at a position above or below the fan motor in a vertical direction at a distance apart from the fan motor. The rightward-and leftward direction guide piece is formed to be opened in a direction opposite to a machine chamber in a rightward-and-leftward direction and recessed toward the machine chamber. A rightward-and-leftward direction guide groove which is configured to change a wiring path of the lead wire of the fan motor hooked thereto to a direction toward the machine chamber from the upward-and-downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Yanase, Kazuho Ito, Kentaro Yonehara
  • Patent number: 10866491
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus that is capable of cooling heat sources efficiently by taking in outside air through intake ports effectively while reducing the number of components. The electronic apparatus obtains an image signal corresponding to an optical image formed through an image pickup lens. A first heat generating element is implemented in a first substrate. A second heat generating element is implemented in a second substrate. A first duct is connected to the first heat generating element at a position nearer to an exhaust port formed in a housing of the electronic apparatus than a first blower that sends air to the first duct. A second duct is connected to the second heat generating element at a position nearer to the exhaust port than a second blower that sends air to the second duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hayato Mano, Kazuna Oyama
  • Patent number: 10830512
    Abstract: A refrigerator, including a sealed refrigeration system, is provided herein. The sealed refrigeration system may include a compressor, a phase separator, and a rotatable heat exchanger. The compressor may compress a refrigerant fluid through the sealed refrigeration system. The phase separator may be in fluid communication with the compressor. The phase separator may include a separator body defining an inner face and an outer face. The inner face may define a refrigerant cavity within the phase separator body. The outer face may be directed away from the refrigerant cavity opposite the inner face. The rotatable heat exchanger may include a thermally conductive body defining a dynamic shear surface directed toward the outer face of the separator body. Moreover, a set fluid gap may be defined between the dynamic shear surface and the outer face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Goodman Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10830481
    Abstract: Air conditioner units and methods for operating air conditioner units are provided. A method includes determining a steady state speed of a blower fan of the air conditioner unit. The method further includes receiving a call for heating and activating the blower fan in response to the call for heating. The method further includes measuring a speed of the blower fan after activating the blower fan and comparing the measured speed of the blower fan to the steady state speed of the blower fan. When the measured speed of the blower fan is greater than the steady state speed of the blower fan, the method includes disabling one of a plurality of heater banks of a heating unit of the air conditioner unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Haie US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Scott Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10811928
    Abstract: An extruded housing for an electric motor comprises: an extruded cylindrical body for holding electrical parts of the motor, extruded axial fins formed about the outside of the cylindrical body, and radial cuts machined through the axial fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Charles Harris, Edward Graham Charles Pocock, Chris H. A. Claycomb
  • Patent number: 10800249
    Abstract: A fan shroud of a motor vehicle has a shroud body which comprises a round airflow opening for a fan impeller. The fan shroud additionally includes a motor mount which is arranged above the airflow opening and is attached by means of a strut to a fastening dome. The fastening dome is attached to the shroud body and is oriented perpendicularly to said shroud body. The radially outer end of the fastening dome, with reference to the airflow opening, is at a varying distance from the mid-point of the airflow opening. This disclosure additionally relates to a cooler fan of a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BROSE FAHRZEUGTEILE GMBH & CO. KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT, WĂśRZBURG
    Inventors: Tilman Schaefer, Antje Findeisen
  • Patent number: 10764988
    Abstract: An imaging device includes LED elements disposed on a first surface of a board to be electrically connected to first and second wiring patterns, and emitting illumination light in an imaging direction of a camera. A first heat dissipation member and second heat dissipation members are mounted onto opposite sides of the board. The first heat dissipation member is disposed opposite to the first surface. Each of the second heat dissipation members is disposed opposite to a second surface in a region including an area opposite to the LED elements via the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Wada
  • Patent number: 10753640
    Abstract: A bottom frame (50) which constitutes a bottom surface of a casing (40) is divided into a main bottom frame (51) where a first compressor (11) is to be provided and a sub bottom frame (55) where a second compressor (21) is to be provided. The main bottom frame (51) is further divided into a first bottom frame (52) and a second bottom frame (53). The first compressor (11) is to be provided on the first bottom frame (52). A refrigerant circuit component (47) to be replaced or added in accordance with a capability or a function is to be provided on the second bottom frame (53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Koike, Shigeki Kamitani, Takuya Horita, Daiki Hirawa, Yuusuke Tanaka, Taichi Koshiji
  • Patent number: 10755997
    Abstract: A cooling device comprises a frame and a heat radiating portion. The frame is mounted on a substrate, and includes a convex portion for cooling the substrate. The heat radiating portion is mounted on the frame at a position associated with a heating component located on the substrate. The convex portion assists positioning where the heat radiating portion is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10732678
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a base cover, an exhaust port, a hinge knuckle, and an airfoil. The exhaust port is positioned above the base cover. The hinge knuckle is coupled to the base cover, and diverts airflow from the exhaust port. The airfoil is mounted on the base cover between the exhaust port and the hinge knuckle, and inclines up from the base cover and away from the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Shaw, Travis C. North
  • Patent number: 10704816
    Abstract: A method of initiating a low-energy cooling mode using a controller of an HVAC system includes measuring a temperature of ambient air proximal to a condenser coil and determining whether the temperature of the ambient air proximal the condenser coil is less than a temperature threshold. If the temperature of the ambient air is less than the temperature threshold, the HVAC system is configured to operate in a low-energy cooling mode. In the low-energy cooling mode, the controller opens a first bypass valve to allow a refrigerant to bypass a compressor and the compressor is powered off. The HVAC system is operated until a cooling demand has been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Carl T. Crawford, Robert B. Uselton
  • Patent number: 10627172
    Abstract: A heat dissipation apparatus, including a base plate, a guide fin group, and a heat dissipation fin group, where the guide fin group is formed on a surface of the base plate, the guide fin group is disposed with at least two guide fins that are disposed at an interval, and the at least two guide fins extend along a surface of the base plate from an edge of the base plate, and a flow path for flowing of an airflow is formed between two adjacent guide fins, and the heat dissipation fin group includes at least one heat dissipation fin, where the at least one heat dissipation fin is fixedly connected to the top of the at least two guide fins to dissipate heat of the at least two guide fins. The heat dissipation apparatus further includes, guide fins and a stopper fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zaizhong Xia, Shuainan Lin, Yuening Li
  • Patent number: 10629396
    Abstract: Disclosed examples include enclosures with segregated or divided cooling paths and improved arc flash resistance. In one example, a TYPE 12, 50 DEGREE C. ambient common bus power conversion enclosure design provides enhanced arc flash protection & segregated cooling for high reliability of imbedded electronics. Example enclosures and systems can be used in association with AC/DC converters for motor drives or motor control centers, and/or for electroplating or painting systems with modular anode control (MAC) systems to implement an anodic DC electroplating for workpieces and other end use applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Skibinski, Nickolay N. Guskov, Steven J. Krautkramer, Jesus Mariscal, James P. Clavette, Zhijun Liu
  • Patent number: 10624233
    Abstract: An air baffle may include a body portion having a length and a height, as well as a plurality of folding lines arranged along the length of the air baffle. The folding lines may be substantially parallel to one another and directed along a direction of the height of the body portion. The air baffle may also include mounting features for mounting to a chassis of an information handling system. Based on a configuration of the plurality of folding lines, the air baffle may be mountable in a chassis of an information handling system to direct airflow within the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chin-An Huang, Chen-Fa Wu
  • Patent number: 10622874
    Abstract: A fan apparatus comprises a stator unit, a rotor unit comprising an impeller, and a casing that houses the stator unit and the rotor unit. The casing comprise a side wall portion that surrounds a periphery of the impeller, a base portion that holds the stator unit and the rotor unit, and a plurality of connection portions that connect the side wall portion and the base portion. The casing is formed by at least two members including a first member and a second member coupled to the first member. The first member includes at least one of the connection portions and at least part of the base portion, and the second member includes at least one of the connection portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10524396
    Abstract: A sensor assembly includes an elongated tubular beam, a chamber positioned to receive air from the beam, and a sensor thermally connected to the chamber. The chamber has a plurality of outlet holes. A plurality of fins may be disposed in the beam and/or the chamber. The sensor may be supported by the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Segundo Baldovino, Prashant Dubey, Venkatesh Krishnan, Ahmad Soufan
  • Patent number: 10495328
    Abstract: A casing has a wall portion surrounding an impeller, as seen in an axial direction of a rotating shaft. The wall portion of the casing has a portion, and a portion located further away from a center of rotation of the rotating shaft than the portion, as seen in the axial direction. A curved portion has a curved surface portion located on a line connecting the center of rotation and the portion, and a curved surface portion located on a line connecting the center of rotation and the portion, as seen in the axial direction. A radius of curvature of the curved surface portion is greater than a radius of curvature of the curved surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Yamamoto, Seiji Nakashima, Takashi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10481658
    Abstract: Components installed on a topside of printed circuit board (PCB), such as a motherboard, are provided airflow cooling by a plurality of cooling fans located on a proximal end of the PCB. A hardware component is installed on the topside of a distal end of the PCB, furthest from the cooling fans. The hardware component includes cooling elements that extend to the underside of the PCB. Cooling the hardware component is complicated by the distance from the cooling fans and the cooling elements that extend below the PCB. A plenum extending from the proximal end of the PCB towards the distal end of the PCB is installed on the underside of the PCB. The plenum draws airflow from the cooling fans and delivers the airflow to the hardware component along the underside of the PCB, thus avoiding heating by the components on the topside of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd Curtis, Corey Dean Hartman, Jonathan Foster Lewis
  • Patent number: 10477722
    Abstract: Examples described herein include socket covers with air impeding structures. In some examples, a processing unit socket cover comprises a base, an air impeding structure, and an engagement latch. The base may have a surface facing away from the socket and a perimeter defined by the surface. The air impeding structure may protrude from the surface and extend from a first side of the perimeter to a second side of the perimeter, diving the surface. The engagement latch may be connected to the air impeding structure to attach to the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Pinche Tsai, James Jeffery Schulze, Kapil Rao Ganta Papa Rao Bala
  • Patent number: 10444793
    Abstract: There is provided an electric device having such a structure that members are moved by a driving force of an electric motor. The electric device comprises: an electric motor; a driving member which receives a driving force from the electric motor to advance and retreat; a moving member pressed by the driving member to move; a stopper which restricts a moving range of the moving member; and a cushioning mechanism located on a pressing part of the driving member against the moving member or a pressure-receiving part of the moving member pressed by the pressing part configured to transmit a pressing force of the driving member to move the moving member before the movement of the moving member is restricted by the stopper, and to absorb the pressing force of the driving member after the movement of the moving member is restricted by the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Yuta Tsuganezawa, Eiji Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10444807
    Abstract: A heat sink assembly and a fan and a fan module thereof, the heat sink assembly includes a heat sink (1), a heat sink rack and a fan module. The fan module includes a fan rack (3) and a fan (4). The heat sink rack is installed on the heat sink (1). The heat sink rack includes a first sliding portion (200), and the fan rack (3) or the fan (4) includes a second sliding portion (31). The first sliding portion (31) is configured corresponding to the first sliding portion (200) with a slidable cooperation in order to allow the fan rack (3) or the fan (4) to use the cooperation between the first sliding portion (200) and the second sliding portion (31) to slide in a predefined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Pei-Chiang Lin, Yu-Te Wei
  • Patent number: 10443867
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dehumidifier, including a main body (300) and a front panel (200); a compressor is arranged in the main body (300), and is positioned at the bottom of the main body (300), the front panel (200) is arranged on the outside of the main body (300); the dehumidifier further comprises a lower seal panel (100) for shielding the compressor; the lower seal panel (100) is disposed on the main body (300) and positioned between the front panel (200) and the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCE, INC. OF ZHUHAI
    Inventors: Qiuhua Liu, Jianqun Yang, Zhi An, Jie Yang, Xia Wu, Panxing He, Kaiwen Du
  • Patent number: 10436473
    Abstract: An air conditioning indoor unit includes a body, a panel, and a horizontal flap. The body is provided with an air outlet. The panel is positioned to cover the front of the body. The horizontal flap is able to vary the air direction of conditioned air blown out from the air outlet. A recess recessed toward the back side of the air conditioning indoor unit is disposed between an upper edge of an open peripheral edge of the air outlet and a lower end of the panel. During non-operation, the recess and the air outlet are covered by the horizontal flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsutomo Kuramori, Masanori Ikebe
  • Patent number: 10436221
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a fan guard device. One example fan guard device includes a frame to receive a fan. The example fan guard device includes a plurality of snaps extending in a first direction from the frame. The snaps engage the fan. The fan guard device includes at least one flexible member extending in the first direction from the frame to engage a flange of the fan. The flexible member may compress and remain in contact with the flange. The amount of compression of the at least one flexible member may accommodate a range of flange thicknesses of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Keith A Sauer, Joseph Oliver, James J Schulze
  • Patent number: 10408216
    Abstract: A fan motor includes an electric motor including a stationary unit and a rotary unit, an impeller including blades and rotating together with the rotary unit, a housing accommodating the electric motor and the impeller, lead wires connected to the electric motor and extending radially outward, and a guide member. The housing includes a tubular portion extending along a rotation axis and accommodating at least a part of the impeller, a flange portion protruding radially outward from at least a part of the tubular portion, a lead wire outlet port provided in at least a part of the tubular portion, and a vertical groove communicating with the lead wire outlet port and penetrating the flange portion in an axial direction. The guide member is disposed inside the vertical groove, and at least a part of the lead wires is accommodated radially inward of the guide member in the vertical groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenobu Takeshita, Yasuyuki Kaji, Tatsuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10408064
    Abstract: An internal cooling system (14) including an impingement jet strike channel system (16) for increasing the effectiveness of impingement jets (18) is disclosed. The impingement jet strike channel system (16) may include an impingement jet strike cavity (20) offset from one or more impingement orifices (22). A plurality of impingement jet strike channels (24) may extend radially outward from the impingement jet strike cavity (20) forming a starburst pattern of impingement jet strike channels (24) and may be formed by a plurality of ribs (26) that each separate adjacent impingement jet strike channels (24). The ribs (26) forming the impingement jet strike channels (24) may be split one or more times into multiple channels to increase the number of stagnation points (28, 38, 52) to increase the cooling capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Humberto A. Zuniga
  • Patent number: 10411312
    Abstract: A first fin is formed on a first inside wall surface to protrude therefrom. The first fin exchanges heat between fluid and the first inside wall surface. A first fluid passage is divided between a first region that is a space where the first fin is arranged, and a second region that is a space where the first fin is not arranged. Fluid flows from the second region into the first region. The first fin includes an inflow port through which fluid flows into the first region, and an outflow port through which fluid flows out of the first region. The first fin is formed to extend from the inflow port to the outflow port. An area of the inflow port is larger than a cross-sectional area of the first fluid passage when viewed in a flow direction of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Inoue, Koichi Umeda, Koji Yamashita, Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, Shota Iguchi
  • Patent number: 10378836
    Abstract: A water-cooling radiator assembly includes at least one first and one second sealing element and a water-cooling radiator main body formed of a plurality of stacked radiator elements. The second sealing element, the radiator elements and the first sealing element are sequentially stacked from bottom to top and integrally connected through heat treating to form the water-cooling radiator assembly. The first and second sealing elements have one side connected to an upper and a lower side, respectively, of the water-cooling radiator main body to seal a top and a bottom of a helical flow passage in the water-cooling radiator main body. A first and a second coupling section are optionally provided on the first and the second sealing element, respectively, or at a first and a second end of the helical flow passage, respectively; and the first and second coupling sections are fluidly communicable with the helical flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Yi Chiu, Fu-Kuei Chang
  • Patent number: 10327361
    Abstract: Managing thermal cycles of air temperature within a server rack includes: monitoring air temperature within the server rack; determining that the monitored temperature has fallen below a predetermined minimum threshold; and increasing air temperature within the server rack including capturing warm ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jerry D. Ackaret, Fred A. Bower, III, Gary D. Cudak, Caihong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10321604
    Abstract: A power electronics cooling system includes a ram air fan with one or more blades and a ram air fan motor connected via an output shaft. The ram air fan draws in air and passes it across a heat exchanger to cool one or more cooling liquids. One or more pumps pressurize and pump the cooling liquids to various electronic components, including one or more motor controllers. The pumps may be mechanically or electrically coupled to the output shaft of the ram air fan, such that the motor of the ram air fan provides energy to the pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Debabrata Pal
  • Patent number: 10316730
    Abstract: A system and method of operating a cooling system for a vehicle engine, wherein one or more motors are operable to rotate one or more fans. Each of the one or more motors is controlled by a motor controller associated with the motor, in response to a control signal received from a system controller and an enable signal received from the vehicle. The motor controller operates the motor at a speed based upon the control signal if the control signal is received, and operates the motor at a predetermined speed if the control signal is not received but the enable signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Modine Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Michael Kis, Derek Boom
  • Patent number: 10289179
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to techniques for dynamic control of liquid cooling pumps to provide thermal cooling uniformity are described. In an embodiment, modification is made to operation of one or more of: one or more cooling pumps or one or more fans, based at least in part on comparison of one or more detected temperature or noise values at one or more components of a processor with one or more corresponding threshold values. The processor may include the logic that causes the modification and one or more sensors, The sensors are thermally or acoustically coupled to the one or more components of the processor to determine the detected temperature or noise values. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjeev S. Jahagirdar, Eric J. Asperheim, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Altug Koker, Prasoonkumar Surti, Kiran C. Veernapu
  • Patent number: 10267527
    Abstract: Provided is an outdoor unit for an air-conditioning apparatus, including a heat exchanger having heat exchanger cores stacked in a plurality of stages in a vertical direction of the outdoor unit. Each of the heat exchanger cores includes: a plurality of fins arranged in parallel to each other at intervals therebetween; and heat transfer tubes provided to extend through the fins, through which refrigerant is caused to flow. Each of the fins of the heat exchanger includes a deformable portion configured to be deformable by impacts applied to the deformable portion, which is formed at a position where the fins of the upper one of the heat exchanger cores from among the vertically-adjacent heat exchanger cores comes into contact with the fins of the lower one of the heat exchanger cores from among the vertically-adjacent heat exchanger cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Aoyama, Yudai Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10244646
    Abstract: A fastening structure of a detachable door including at least one door and a fastener is provided. The fastener includes a fixing portion, a locking portion and a manual operation portion. The fixing portion is used to fix the fastener on at least one door. The locking portion is used to lock the at least one door onto a housing or unlock the at least one door from the housing. The manual operation portion is used to facilitate a user to move the at least one door under an installed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chong-Xing Zhu
  • Patent number: 10222076
    Abstract: An outside unit of an air conditioner that includes a compressor compressing a refrigerant; an outside heat exchanger heat-exchanging the refrigerant with outside air; and an electric unit controlling a cooling cycle in which the refrigerant is circulated, wherein the electric unit includes one surface with which a cooling pipe for cooling the electric unit is disposed to be in contact and the other surface in which a fastening part is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Okkyu Kim, Gangyoun Kim, Wonjae Yi
  • Patent number: 10225962
    Abstract: A power converter includes: a refrigerant flow channel member in which a refrigerant cooling an electronic device flows; a flat refrigerant pipe portion stacked with a power module, provided for a refrigerant cooling the power module to flow therein, and including a contact surface portion contacting the power module to exchange heat; an inlet pipe portion that is disposed at one end of the refrigerant pipe portion and through which the refrigerant flows to the refrigerant pipe portion; an outlet pipe portion that is disposed at the other end of the refrigerant pipe portion and through which the refrigerant flows from the refrigerant pipe portion; an inlet connection portion connecting the inlet pipe portion to the refrigerant flow channel member and formed of a tubular elastic member; and an outlet connection portion connecting the outlet pipe portion to the refrigerant flow channel member and formed of a tubular elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Uneme, Takahiro Hagimoto, Hiroo Yamaguchi, Shinichi Yataka, Yuko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10208621
    Abstract: A surface cooler includes a base component, a plurality of first fins, and a plurality of second fins. The base component has a first surface, a second surface, and a first thermally conductive material. The plurality of first fins extends substantially perpendicular from the first surface and each first fin is characterized by a first height and a first width. The plurality of second fins extends substantially perpendicular from the first surface and each second fin is characterized by a second height and a second width. One or more fins of the plurality of first fins are disposed between a pair of adjacent fins of the plurality of second fins and an average first height of the plurality of first fins is lower than an average second height of the plurality of second fins. The plurality of fins reduces air drag and augments heat transfer capacity of surface cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Florian Hoefler, Carlos Enrique Diaz, Jorge Alejandro Carretero Benignos
  • Patent number: 10206303
    Abstract: An aisle containment system installed around a pre-existing building column in a data center. The aisle containment system includes a frame defined by wall beams, header frames, and a plurality of posts. A plurality of cabinets are positioned within the frame. Mid-span posts are positioned adjacent building columns located within the frame. The mid-span posts support the wall beams on one side of the frame. A containment column adapter is secured to one of the wall beams and one of the mid-span posts. The containment column adapter seals the gaps between the building column and the wall beam within the frame of the aisle containment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David W. Gustaferro, William A. Bernard
  • Patent number: 10191521
    Abstract: A cooling system for computer systems includes one or more cooling hubs and one or more heat spreading devices. The heat spreading devices have nodes and paths defining inner pathways that enclose a two-phase working fluid. The nodes and paths network acts as links for the two-phase working fluid to absorb and transfer thermal energy from the heat-generating components of the electronic device to the cooling hub. The hub-link structure decouples the direct geometrical relationship between heating components and cooling sources to enable a higher degree of design freedom, space management, and cooling redundancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Coolanyp, LLC
    Inventors: Peng Cheng, Dai Ying Wu