Mechanical Gas Pump Patents (Class 165/121)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10187568
    Abstract: A communication device includes a processor; a cellular transceiver coupled to the processor; an imager with multiple lens and multiple sensors therein to capture a 360 degree video; a plurality of graphic processing units to combine outputs from the sensors to form the 360 degree video, the processor and the graphic processing units operating to keep heat below a predetermined range; and a heat pipe coupled to the processor and the graphic processing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 10161405
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes an impeller, a motor, a base portion, and a motor circuit board. The impeller includes a plurality of blades and a blade support portion. Of the plurality of blades, at least one pair of circumferentially adjacent blades are arranged to have a channel defined therebetween, the channel extending from axially upper edges to axially lower edges of the blades, and being arranged to be open toward the upper surface of the base portion. The base portion includes a heat source contact portion with which a heat source is to be in contact. At least one of the blades includes a blade edge opposed portion having an axially lower edge arranged opposite to the upper surface of the base portion. An outermost edge portion of the motor circuit board is arranged radially inward of a radially inner end portion of the blade edge opposed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehito Tamaoka, Kazuhiko Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10146076
    Abstract: A curved display device including: a display panel having a curvature; a frame which supports the display panel; and a control circuit coupled to the frame, where the control circuit includes a circuit board coupled to the frame, and an electronic element on a surface of the circuit board opposing the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seungwan Kim, Mingyu Kim, Youngsup Kwon, Byungkyou Min, Jinwon Jang
  • Patent number: 10101756
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for reducing leakage power of a system on chip (SoC). One such method comprises monitoring a plurality of temperature differentials across a respective plurality of thermoelectric coolers on a system on chip (SoC). Each of the thermoelectric coolers is dedicated to a corresponding one of a plurality of chip sections on the SoC. The thermoelectric coolers are controlled based on the plurality of temperature differentials to minimize a sum of a combined power consumption of the plurality of chip sections and the plurality of corresponding dedicated thermoelectric coolers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajat Mittal, Hee Jun Park, Young Hoon Kang
  • Patent number: 10102313
    Abstract: According to various aspects and embodiments, a system and method for use with a raised floor data center is provided. The method according to one aspect includes receiving input data, including data related to at least one data center design parameter, determining tile airflow uniformity using the input data and at least one empirical correlation, implementing an analytical model to determine airflow distribution, the analytical model including at least one empirical formula, and using the tile airflow uniformity and the airflow distribution to evaluate airflow in a data center design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James William VanGilder, Xuanhang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10043717
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least two boards and support pillars. The at least two boards include hole portions. The support pillars inserted into the hole portions such that the at least two boards are held mutually separated. The hole portions include tapered surfaces that incline toward center portions of the hole portions from a surface on a side from which the support pillars of the boards are inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Arai, Masakazu Nishiwaki, Daisaku Nagata
  • Patent number: 10024555
    Abstract: An outdoor unit of an air conditioner includes a partition plate that separates a machine compartment, in which a compressor unit, a refrigerant pipe, and an electrical-part storage are disposed, and an air blower compartment; an electrical-part storage that is disposed so as to extend from the machine compartment side of the partition plate to the air blower compartment side of the partition plate, and that stores therein an electrical part; an auxiliary board that is disposed in the machine compartment and on which an electrical part that is other than the electrical part installed in the electrical-part storage, is installed; and a board fixing portion that is interposed between the electrical-part storage located in the machine compartment and the auxiliary board to fix the auxiliary board thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Yanase, Toshiyuki Kubono, Hiroyuki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 10013034
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a host chassis and a host, and refers to a display technical field, which can realize uniform heat dissipation, so as to improve the heat dissipation performance of the host. The host chassis comprises: a hollow column enclosure; heat dissipation covers situated at two ends of the column enclosure, the heat dissipation covers match with the column enclosure; a hollow column heat dissipating barrel which is situated inside the column enclosure and disposed in the same orientation with the column enclosure, the column heat dissipating barrel is used for disposing host accessories and for heat conduction for the host accessories; and a cooling fan fixed at one end of the column heat dissipating barrel, the fan is used for blowing cold air from external environment into the column heat dissipating barrel so as to take away heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE CHATANI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingli Meng
  • Patent number: 10001819
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and assemblies for data storage systems are provided herein. In one example, a data processing assembly is presented. The data processing assembly includes a midplane assembly configured to electrically couple on a first side to storage modules, compute modules, or graphics modules, electrically couple on a second side to communication modules and one or more power supply modules. The data processing assembly includes a chassis configured to mechanically house and structurally support each of the storage modules, the compute modules, the communication modules, and the one or more power supply modules when coupled to the midplane assembly to form the data processing assembly and allow installation of the data processing assembly into a rackmount environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Liqid Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rudolph Heyd, Seth Walsh, Brenden Michael Rust, Christopher R. Long, Jason Breakstone
  • Patent number: 9980152
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from communication between two different radio access technologies. For example, a long term evolution network may benefit from receiving resource availability information from a wireless local area network. A method includes receiving a request from a first RAT at a network node in a second RAT, and at least partially rejecting or at least partially accepting the request. The method also includes sending an indication of the at least partial rejection or at least partial acceptance to the first radio access technology, where the indication is used in determining whether to activate or continue radio access aggregation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Daniela Laselva, Jeroen Wigard, Dario Tonesi
  • Patent number: 9976473
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for reducing corrosion of a charge air cooler and reducing engine misfire due to condensate formation. In response to charge air cooler outlet temperature, electric fan operation and grille shutter opening is adjusted. Electric fan operation and grille shutter opening may also be controlled in response to vehicle operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Paul Glugla, Garlan J. Huberts, Gopichandra Surnilla, Daniel Joseph Styles, David Karl Bidner
  • Patent number: 9961808
    Abstract: A power-electronics assembly includes a plurality of power modules each having a body, a power stage disposed in the body and having opposing major sides, and a coolant channel defined in the body at a location adjacent to one of the major sides. The modules are arranged in a stack such that the coolant channels are interleaved with the power stages. At least one of the bodies defines a passageway extending between adjacent channels to connect the adjacent channels in fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Guangyin Lei, Michael W. Degner, Edward Chan-Jiun Jih
  • Patent number: 9945578
    Abstract: A monitored heat exchanger system that includes a heat exchanger unit in operable engagement with a heat generating device, with an at least one service fluid being transferable therebetween, and a monitoring module coupled to the heat exchanger unit. The monitoring module includes a primary microcontroller in operable communication with an at least one sensor assembly. The at least one sensor assembly includes a mounting frame; a support platform; a circuit board; an inner sensor housing configured to extend out and around the circuit board and the support platform; a first magnet coupled to an underside of the inner sensor housing; and a rotating member comprising a plurality of blades, the rotating member being disposed on top of the inner sensor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Global Heat Transfer ULC
    Inventors: Randy Vanberg, Hamid Reza Zareie Rajani, Seyed Reza Larimi, Morteza Abbasi