With Coated, Roughened Or Polished Surface Patents (Class 165/133)
  • Patent number: 10890377
    Abstract: A system and method for enhanced pool boiling includes a substrate having a heat source, at least one volcano-shaped structure adjacent the surface of the substrate and liquid covering the at least one volcano-shaped structure and substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Rochester Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Satish Kandlikar, Austin Hayes
  • Patent number: 10845128
    Abstract: A heat pipe includes an inlet port. The inlet port includes an unsealed part and a sealed part that include metal layers that are a first outermost layer, intermediate layers stacked on the first outermost layer, and a second outermost layer stacked on the intermediate layers. In the unsealed part, the intermediate layers include respective openings and respective first and second walls on first and second opposite sides, respectively, of the openings. The openings form an injection channel defined by the first and second outermost layers and the first and second walls of the intermediate layers. The inner wall faces of the first walls and the inner wall faces of the second walls of at least two adjacent intermediate layers form a first step and a second step, respectively. In the sealed part, each metal layer contacts one or more of other metal layers to hermetically seal the inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Machida
  • Patent number: 10830513
    Abstract: A distributor includes a first communication flow path, a second communication flow path, and a bent portion connecting the first communication flow path and the second communication flow path. The second communication flow path includes an inner wall portion extending from the bent portion and an outer wall portion extending from the outer peripheral wall portion of the bent portion. The outer wall portion has a liquid film separation unit, which is a boundary between a relatively narrow section and a relatively wide section of the second communication flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Higashiiue, Shigeyoshi Matsui, Takehiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10794203
    Abstract: A scavenge tube for conveying oil within an engine. The scavenge tube includes an outer tube and an inner tube. The outer tube defines a first surface and the inner tube defines a second surface. The inner tube is configured to be fluidly connected to a source for oil. A space that is defined between the outer tube and the inner tube such that the first surface opposes the second surface. A plurality of bumps is positioned within the space such that each bump extends from one of the first surface and the second surface and extends toward the opposing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sivaprakaash Karuppanchetty, Suresh Nukala Kumar, Robert Proctor
  • Patent number: 10753651
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for increasing the concentration level, longevity and efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) systems via optical filtering waveguides. The waveguides can transfer absorbed heat via steam (or other gasses) and water (or other liquids) for subsequent solar thermal (ST) energy conversion and provide low-loss transmission of the filtered light over a grid of PV systems. These include new balloon/bulb type collectors interfacing with the optical filtering waveguides which then mode-couple solar energy into the PVs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Shepard
  • Patent number: 10750634
    Abstract: Provided are a rack mount server system, which has no damage to computation equipment even if a disorder occurs in a cooling device, which is easy to maintain, minimize power consumption, which has a simple structure, and which performs an efficient cooling, and a control method thereof. The system comprises: a rack housing; and a cooling zone which is placed in the rack housing, which stores a server, and which is forcibly cooled. The rack housing comprises a heat exchanger and an evaporator, which cool the cooling zone. The cooling methods of the cooling structure may be different in accordance with the internal temperature of the cooling zone and the external temperature of the cooling zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DOBE COMPUTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Kyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10739089
    Abstract: Heat exchange structure. A hydrophilic, thermally conductive porous medium includes nanostructures formed substantially uniformly throughout the porous medium providing a balance of capillary and viscous forces to self-regulate a liquid-vapor contact line. A suitable porous medium is copper. A method for making the structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ian Salmon McKay, Shankar Narayanan, Evelyn N. Wang
  • Patent number: 10737321
    Abstract: A powder metal compact is disclosed. The powder metal compact includes a cellular nanomatrix comprising a nanomatrix material. The powder metal compact also includes a plurality of dispersed particles comprising a particle core material that comprises an Mg—Zr, Mg—Zn—Zr, Mg—Al—Zn—Mn, Mg—Zn—Cu—Mn or Mg—W alloy, or a combination thereof, dispersed in the cellular nanomatrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Zhiyue Xu
  • Patent number: 10739085
    Abstract: Conditions are found for a heat sink having the highest heat exchange performance on the basis of mutual relationship among thickness of each plate, slit pitch, and horizontal rib, in a laminated heat sink core in which numerous parallel slits are punched in a plate, slender vertical ribs are disposed therebetween and the plate is laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: T.RAD Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Bungo, Atsushi Okubo, Taiji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10697707
    Abstract: A heat exchange member includes: a lid portion; a bottom plate portion; a plurality of partition portions disposed so as to connect the lid portion and the bottom plate portion, a part surrounded by the lid portion, the bottom plate portion and the partition portion defining a first flow passage through which a first fluid flows; a curved portion curved toward the first flow passage on a first flow passage side of at least one of the lid portion and the bottom plate portion when viewed in a cross section perpendicular to a direction in which the first fluid flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Sekiguchi, Yuusaku Ishimine, Kazuhiko Fujio
  • Patent number: 10634436
    Abstract: A thermal heat capture, storage, and exchange arrangement, includes at least one thermal exchange and storage (TXES) array, with each TXES array including one or more TXES elements that receive a fluid flow of a heat source fluid and a working fluid, with the TXES elements providing for a transfer of thermal energy between the heat source fluid and the TXES elements. A manifold system provides the working fluid to an input of the TXES elements and receives the working fluid from an output of the TXES elements. At least one heat engine operable with the TXES array extracts heat from the TXES array and converts it to mechanical energy, with the heat engine being selectively connected to the manifold system of a TXES array to pass the working fluid through the TXES elements, such that a transfer of thermal energy between the working fluid and the TXES elements occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bright Energy Storage Technologies, LLP
    Inventors: Scott Raymond Frazier, Jennifer Fon Tuey, Miles L. Abarr, Brendan R. Geels, Karl Ginter, Alex Lau
  • Patent number: 10597345
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of inhibiting polymerization of vinyl aromatic monomers. The methods include distilling a vinyl aromatic monomer in a distillation column to form a vinyl aromatic monomer distillate; removing the vinyl aromatic monomer distillate from the distillation column; combining the vinyl aromatic monomer distillate with 4-tert-butylcatechol (TBC) to form a treated distillate; and adding a reflux liquid that includes the treated distillate to the distillation column liquid of the distillation column. An added oxygen gas may be present in a distillation column liquid in an amount of at least 1 ppmw, based on the weight of the vinyl aromatic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: William D. Treleaven, Maruti Bhandarkar, Stephen L. Kelly, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10578376
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fin (103) for a plate heat exchanger having an angular, wave-shaped structure with wave crests (131) arranged in parallel to one another, wherein a wave crest (131) is connected via a wave flank (132) to another wave crest (131), and wherein the wave crest (131) and the wave flank (132) succeed one another in a first spatial direction (D1), and wherein the wave crest (131) and the wave flank (132) are connected to one another by a sheet edge (134). The wave crests (131) have a flat outer surface (135). According to the invention, the outer radius (R101) of the sheet edges (134) is 0.05 mm to 0.18 mm. A method for manufacturing a fin (103) is also provided, which comprises a pressure-shaping step in which a previously provided bent wave-shaped structure (3) is shaped such that the outer radius (R1) of the sheet edges (34) is reduced (R101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Manfred Georg Ronacher
  • Patent number: 10563809
    Abstract: A loose lining structure based on a tantalum plate and a steel clad plate is disclosed, which includes a plate cladding base formed by the steel clad plate and the tantalum plate covered on the steel clad plate. The steel clad plate is formed by a steel layer and a cladding layer laid on the steel layer, a periphery of the tantalum plate is fixed with the cladding layer through welding, a medium circulation pipe and/or a reinforcement fastening are/is set on the plate cladding base, the medium circulation pipe includes a tantalum liner tube, the reinforcement fastening is a tantalum plug. Also, a manufacturing method of the loose lining structure based on the tantalum plate and the steel clad plate is disclosed, which includes steps of (S1) fixing through welding; (S2) processing installing holes; and (S3) installing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Xi'an United Pressure Vessel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wancang Sun, Jianlin Ye, Cheng Zhang, Xuming He, Minzhe Yuan, Bin Dong, Kaifei Xia, Zhongrong Lei, Dalai Xi, Bin Su, Lu Tong, Bin Zhao, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 10566878
    Abstract: A motor assembly including a housing with a motor portion having an opening for receiving a motor housing/stator assembly, rotor assembly, front and rear end caps and bearings, an encoder coupled to the motor, and an rear cover for enclosing the opening of the motor portion of the housing, the rear cover at least partially surrounding the encoder. At least one of an interior surface of the rear cover or an exterior surface of the encoder comprise a material having an emissivity greater than 0.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automotion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Lindblom, Steven W. Larson
  • Patent number: 10525504
    Abstract: Coatings for enhancing performance of materials surfaces, methods of producing the coating and coated substrates, and coated condensers are disclosed herein. More particularly, exemplary embodiments provide chemical coating materials useful for coating condenser components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on behalf of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Inventors: Kwang J. Kim, Bong June Zhang, Hyungkee Yoon
  • Patent number: 10514210
    Abstract: An exemplary fin-tube construction includes an outer tube, an inner tube disposed within the outer tube, and a plurality of fins extending from an outer surface of the inner tube to an inner surface of the outer tube. The outer tube includes an inner portion and an outer portion. The inner portion, the inner tube, and the fins are formed at least primarily of a first material. The outer portion is formed at least primarily of a second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: James Lawrence Robb, George C. Hansen, Tulsi Patel
  • Patent number: 10507940
    Abstract: A method for building an aerodynamic structure, an aerodynamic structure, and a vehicle that includes the aerodynamic structure are provided. The method includes providing a structure with at least one substantially-flat exterior surface. The method also includes attaching blocks of rigid fibrous insulation to the at least one substantially-flat outer surface of the structure. Outward-facing surfaces of the blocks of rigid fibrous insulation extend past a target outer mold line of a final aerodynamic shape. The method also includes machining the outward-facing surfaces of the attached blocks to the outer mold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Moises Nevarez, Robert J. Perez, Stephanie C. Klimczak, Jonathan D. Embler
  • Patent number: 10493820
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly includes a main heat exchanger that receives a main hot air; a secondary heat exchanger operatively adjacent to the main heat exchanger; wherein the secondary heat exchanger receives a secondary hot air; wherein the main hot air and the secondary hot air are from two different, direct air sources; wherein a hot air channel of only one of the main and the secondary heat exchangers includes a catalytic coating; and a temperature control that controls the temperature of only one of the main hot air and the secondary hot air into the hot air channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ralf Von Frieling, Jan Ludvik
  • Patent number: 10490385
    Abstract: An anode for an X-ray tube can include a body comprising one or more of a yttrium-oxide derivative, titanium diboride, boron carbide, titanium suboxide, reaction bonded silicon carbide, and reaction boded silicon nitride. Upon collision with an anode, the kinetic energy of an electron beam in an X-ray tube is converted to high frequency electromagnetic waves, i.e., X-rays. An anode with a body from one or more of the above materials can reduce costs and/or weight, extend the life of the anode or associated components (e.g., bearings) and simultaneously provide a high heat storage capacity than traditional molybdenum and tungsten anodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Neil Dee Olsen
  • Patent number: 10486269
    Abstract: Brazing sheet material having an aluminium core alloy layer, a first brazing clad layer on one face of the core layer and an inter-layer between the core layer and the first clad layer material. The core layer of aluminium alloy including, up to 0.6% Si, up to 0.45% Fe, 0.6% to 1.25% Cu, 0.6% to 1.4% Mn, 0.08% to 0.4% Mg, up to 0.2% Cr, up to 0.25% Zr, up to 0.25% Ti, up to 0.3% Zn, balance aluminium. The first clad layer is made from 4xxx-series aluminium alloy having 6% to 14% Si and up to 2% Mg, balance aluminium. The inter-layer is made from 3xxx-series aluminium alloy including, up to 0.4% Si, up to 0.5% Fe, up to 0.8% Cu, 0.4% to 1.1% Mn, up to 0.04% Mg, up to 0.2% Cr, up to 0.25% Zr, up to 0.25% Ti, up to 0.3% Zn, balance aluminium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ALERIS ROLLED PRODUCTS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Jacoby, Steven Kirkham
  • Patent number: 10472691
    Abstract: A hot-forming apparatus may be used to produce a press-hardened shaped component from a blank. The hot-forming apparatus may include a furnace for heating the blank and a pressing device for forming and cooling the blank heated in the furnace. The hot-forming apparatus also includes, upstream of the furnace, a preheating roll truing device with a temperature-controllable roller for straightening and preheating the blank. A corresponding method may be used to produce the press-hardened shaped component from the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP AG, THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Maria Köyer, Sascha Sikora, Janko Banik
  • Patent number: 10465265
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aluminum alloy with enhanced penetration resistance for a heat exchanger, the alloy containing copper (Cu), silicon (Si), and iron (Fe) equal to or smaller than predetermined contents respectively, and further containing zirconium (Zr) and the remainder being aluminum (Al). Further, the present disclosure provides an aluminum extruded tube and/or an aluminum fin with enhanced penetration resistance made of the alloy respectively. Further, the present disclosure provides a heat exchanger comprising the tube and/or fin. Addition and content-control of the alloy element may spread corrosion initiations and suppress intergranular corrosion to create uniform corrosion. In this manner, the present alloy have superior corrosion resistance compared to pitting corrosion of a previous alloy for a heat exchanger, and, at the same time, have an extrusion rate equal to that of the previous A1070.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Research & Busines Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Jung Gu Kim, In Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10454146
    Abstract: A heat exchanger component of a temperature control system of an electrical energy store may include a carrier material and at least two layers. The at least two layers may include a first layer composed of an electrically insulating material and a second layer that may facilitate temperature control via at least one of cooling and heating the electrical energy store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MAHLE BEHR GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Caroline Schmid, Michael Moser, Nikolaus Daubitzer, Heiko Neff, Dominique Raible, Alexandra Schnaars, Volker Schall, Nic Sautter, Stefan Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10429114
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for an ice-making machine comprises a generally cylindrical, tubular body defining a generally cylindrical, internal heat exchange surface, and at least one refrigerant circuit comprising at least one refrigerant passage disposed about the outer surface of the tubular body, at least a portion of the refrigerant circuit being brazed to the outer surface of the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sunwell Engineering Company Limited
    Inventors: Vladimir Goldstein, Alexander Chong
  • Patent number: 10422593
    Abstract: A method of localized cathodic protection of a heat exchanger, includes providing at least one fin formed from a first metal alloy; applying a sacrificial layer of a second metal to at least one region in the at least one fin; and connecting a refrigerant tube to the at least one fin; wherein the sacrificial layer of the second metal includes a metal from one of a zinc alloy or a magnesium alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas J. Garosshen
  • Patent number: 10415900
    Abstract: Methods, plate elements and heat/enthalpy exchangers. a) perforating an unformed plate element with defined outer dimensions in any desired area and in any desired dimension; b) covering at least one side of the unformed plate element with a thin polymer film with latent energy exchange characteristics and; c) forming the plate element into a desired shape and a pattern of corrugations and/or embossing. The operations b) and c) may be performed in a different order. For instance, when the plate element is made out of plastic, b) may be performed before c) whereas, when the plate element is made out of aluminum (or plastic), c) may be performed before b). Operations a) and/or b) and/or c) may also, in certain embodiments, be combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WESTWIND LIMITED
    Inventor: Marcel Riendeau
  • Patent number: 10407589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrophilic coatings for heat exchangers, and methods and compositions for depositing such coatings comprising applying a composition comprising at least one curable polyvinyl alcohol and at least one wetting agent to a surface of a metal substrate and curing the composition on the surface of the metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ard de Zeeuw, Thomas Moeller
  • Patent number: 10405689
    Abstract: Beverage production device for preparing a liquid extract by interaction between a liquid and food ingredients to form the liquid extract by effect of centrifugation of the liquid passing through the ingredients comprising: a brewing unit (2) for receiving the food ingredients, a collecting unit (18) for collecting the liquid extract centrifuged outside the centrifugal unit, driving means connected to the centrifugal unit for driving the centrifugal unit in rotation, liquid supply means being connected to the centrifugal unit to supply liquid in the centrifugal unit, wherein the collecting unit (18) comprises a heater (10) for heating the liquid supplied in the centrifugal unit, said heater (10) being further arranged to heat the liquid extract after it leaves the brewing unit (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Alexandre Perentes, Alfred Yoakim, Jean-Luc Colantonio, Andreas Staub
  • Patent number: 10398063
    Abstract: A system and method for cooling electronic devices disposed within the inner volume of an enclosure. The inner volume of the enclosure contains one or more single phase or multi-phase thermally conductive fluids and may contain solid or sealed hollow structures that displace and direct thermally conductive fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: David Lane Smith
  • Patent number: 10392942
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and methods for providing cooling channels located within walls of a turbine airfoil. These cooling channels include micro-circuits that taper in various directions along the length and width of the airfoil. In addition, these cooling channels have a variety of shapes and areas to facilitate convective heat transfer between the surrounding air and the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeremy Metternich, Gregory Vogel, Elena P. Pizano, Edwin J. Kawecki
  • Patent number: 10378359
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has a first plurality of passages extending in a first direction and to receive a first fluid and a second plurality of passages extending in a second direction, and to receive a second fluid, and the first plurality of passages being formed across a cross-sectional face of the heat exchanger, and there being distinct combined flow cross-sectional areas of the first plurality of passages in different locations across the cross-sectional face of the heat exchanger. A gas turbine engine and a method of forming a heat exchanger are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Golan, Frederick M. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10359239
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is disclosed. The heat exchanger includes a heat exchange member that includes a first extruded member having a first end and a second end. The first extruded member forms a plurality of fluid passages that are in fluid communication with the first end of the first extruded member and the second end of the first extruded member. At least one of the fluid passages is an inlet fluid passage and at least one of the fluid passages is an outlet fluid passage. A plug is fixedly coupled to the second end of the first extruded member. The plug forms a plug fluid passage that fluidically interconnects the inlet fluid passage at the second end of the first extruded member with the outlet fluid passage at the second end of the first extruded member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene Charles Jansen, Derek Matthew Beckner, Scott Morris Maurer, Kevin Patrick Miller, Nicholas J. Nagurny
  • Patent number: 10352181
    Abstract: Methods and systems of cooling airfoils are provided. The present invention provides systems and methods for providing cooling channels located within walls of a turbine airfoil. These cooling channels include micro-circuits that taper in various directions along the length and width of the airfoil. In addition, these cooling channels have a variety of shapes and areas to facilitate convective heat transfer between the surrounding air and the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Gregory Vogel, Elena P. Pizano, Jeremy Metternich, Edwin J. Kawecki
  • Patent number: 10337802
    Abstract: Capillary trap-vapor pumps, systems, methods of heat management, and the like, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventor: Andrei G. Fedorov
  • Patent number: 10315399
    Abstract: A method of applying a polymeric film to an article when forming an assembly according to the invention comprises: providing a polymeric film sized to cover at least a portion of at least one exterior surface of the article; providing at least one gaseous agent to form a coating on at least one surface of the polymeric film and/or at least one exterior surface of the article to be contacted when forming an assembly; contacting at least a portion of the polymeric film and at least a portion of the at least one exterior surface of the article; and form-fitting the polymeric film with the portion of the at least one exterior surface of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: entrotech, inc.
    Inventor: James E. McGuire, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10309733
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of enhancing boiling heat transfer therein capable of increasing both the critical heat flux and nucleate boiling heat transfer of a working fluid. The method includes placing free particles on a surface so as to define narrow corner gaps and cavities at interfaces between the particles and the surface and heating the surface while the surface is contacted by the working fluid to bring the working fluid to a boil, with the result that bubble nucleation is facilitated and nucleate boiling heat transfer from the surface is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Tae Young Kim, Suresh V. Garimella
  • Patent number: 10292511
    Abstract: A meal consumption monitoring and control system is disclosed. The system includes a flat profile scale serving as a coaster for a plate, a cup, or a glass enabled with Bluetooth or other type of wireless connectivity. The scale is connected to an accompanying mobile application installed on a mobile device. The mobile application is connected to the accompanying server-side cloud bases software application. The method for motivating children to consume meal in whole and without significant interruptions includes displaying a children content on the mobile device during the meal consumption, pausing the content when there is a significant delay registered in the meal consumption process, and resuming the content and/or providing certain awards to the child when the child resumes taking meal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Anatoliy Tkach
  • Patent number: 10288359
    Abstract: A curved, three-dimensional, ordered micro-truss structure including a series of first struts extending along a first direction, a series of second struts extending along a second direction, and a series of third struts extending along a third direction. The first, second, and third struts interpenetrate one another at a series of nodes. The series of first struts, second struts, third struts, and nodes form a series of ordered unit cells within the micro-truss structure. The series of ordered unit cells define a curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Alan J. Jacobsen, Tobias A. Schaedler, Christopher S. Roper
  • Patent number: 10267573
    Abstract: A heat exchanger tube that comprises a tubular member having a longitudinal axis and having an inner surface that is divided into at least two regions along the circumferential direction. A first plurality of polyhedrons are formed on the inner surface along at least one polyhedral axis. Each of the polyhedrons have four opposite sides. The polyhedrons have first and second faces that are disposed parallel to the polyhedral axis and have third and fourth faces disposed oblique to the polyhedral axis. The polyhedral axis is disposed at a first helical angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the tube. A second plurality of polyhedrons is formed on the inner surface adjacent to the first plurality of polyhedrons. The second plurality of polyhedrons is disposed along at least one polyhedral axis. Each of the polyhedrons has four opposite sides. The polyhedrons have first and second faces disposed parallel to the polyhedral axis and have third and fourth faces disposed oblique to the polyhedral axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LUVATA ALLTOP (ZHONGSHAN) LTD.
    Inventors: Donald L. Bennett, Liangyou Tang, James E. Bryan
  • Patent number: 10267660
    Abstract: A sensor device includes: a sensor portion having a movable thin film and a detection element configured to output a signal corresponding to displacement of the movable thin film; a frame portion disposed to surround an outside of the sensor portion; a circuit board including a circuit configured to process the signal output from the detection element; and a lid portion which is attached onto the frame portion and has a through-hole, in which a functional film having higher hydrophobicity than a surface of the lid portion is provided on at least an inner surface of the through-hole in the lid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiji Umetsu
  • Patent number: 10240853
    Abstract: A condensate drain pan including a drain pan surface, a front wall, including a front wall longitudinal axis, a rear wall, and opposing side walls. The front wall, the rear wall, and the opposing side walls extend from the drain pan surface. The front wall includes a first aperture and a second aperture. The first aperture and the second aperture include an aperture axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Mercer, Barry W. Lee, Ryan K. Dygert
  • Patent number: 10150186
    Abstract: A hollow aluminum structure that will be brazed includes at least one brazing sheet having a filler metal layer clad onto a core layer. The core layer is composed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy containing less than 0.2 mass % Mg. The filler metal layer is composed of an aluminum alloy that contains Si: 4.0-13.0 mass % and Bi: 0.01-0.3 mass %, and further contains Li: 0.004-0.08 mass % and/or Be: 0.006-0.12 mass %, the filler metal layer containing less than 0.1 mass % Mg. The hollow aluminum structure is assembled such that the filler metal layer is present at locations that will form both an interior-facing brazed joint and an exterior-facing brazed joint. Then, flux is applied onto the filler metal layer at the location that will form the exterior brazed joint, and the hollow aluminum structure heated in an inert gas atmosphere to form the interior brazed joint and the exterior brazed joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: UACJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Yanagawa, Yasunaga Itoh, Tomoki Yamayoshi
  • Patent number: 10082349
    Abstract: A heat conducting module includes a main body. The main body includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is thermally connected to a heat absorbing body. The second surface is opposite to the first surface and is fluidly connected to a channel. The second surface has a plurality of grooves disposed along a direction. The channel allows a fluid to flow a long the direction. Each of the grooves includes a first sub-groove and at least one second sub-groove. The first sub-groove at least has a third surface close to the first surface. The first sub-groove at least partially communicates with the second sub-groove, and the second sub-groove is at least partially fluidly connected with the third surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chi-Chuan Wang, Kuo-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10054368
    Abstract: A laminated header includes a plate-like unit including: bare members having first flow passages formed therein with no brazing material being applied to each of the bare members; and cladding members having second flow passages formed therein with a brazing material being applied to at least a front surface and a back surface of each of the cladding members. The bare members and the cladding members are alternately laminated so that the first flow passages and the second flow passages communicate with each other. A pipe is joined to the plate-like unit under a state in which an end portion of the pipe is inserted into at least one of the first flow passages or the second flow passages. One of the bare members is laminated on an outermost side of the plate-like unit in a laminating direction of the bare members and the cladding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Nishiyama, Akira Ishibashi, Takuya Matsuda, Shinya Higashiiue, Atsushi Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10053780
    Abstract: Process for depositing a corrosion-protection coating on at least one portion of the surfaces of a metallic substrate having at least one cavity with an equivalent diameter emm<2 mm and a length/width ratio of greater than 150, using an aqueous suspension comprising powder of the metal to be deposited on the substrate combined with an agent for protecting the surface of the metal powder, a diluent, and at least one additive, the particles of the suspension each having an equivalent diameter d such that d?emm/10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: L'Air Liquide, Société Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procédés Georges Claude, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Lorraine, Université de Limoges
    Inventors: Thierry Chartier, Pascal Del-Gallo, Sebastien Doublet, Thierry Mazet, Laurent Prost, Nicolas Ramenatte, Fabrice Rossignol, Michel Vilasi
  • Patent number: 10041746
    Abstract: Enthalpy exchanger elements which allow the creation of enthalpy exchangers whereby the efficiency of sensible energy exchange and latent energy exchange can be varied and controlled and especially improved. Also, a method for the production of enthalpy exchanger elements including: ?a) perforating a flat plate element (1) according to a predetermined perforation pattern (2, 2, . . . ) within the plate outer dimensions, or providing a plate element (1) with an inherent pore structure; ?b) applying to at least one side (1a) of the plate element (1) a thin polymer film (3) with water vapor transmission characteristics; ?c) forming the plate element (1) into a desired shape exhibiting a corrugation pattern (4, 4, . . . ), whereby the polymer film (3) is formed into the same corrugation pattern shape as that of the plate element (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Zehnder Group International AG
    Inventors: Marcel Riendeau, Christian Hirsch, Erhard Krumpholz
  • Patent number: 10029337
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing heat dissipation device includes the steps of providing at least one heat transfer unit; further providing at least one frame for connecting to the at least one heat transfer unit; and spot welding the heat transfer unit to the frame at a junction formed therebetween, so that the heat transfer unit is fixedly attached to the frame. With the above method, the steps for assembling the heat transfer unit to the frame are effectively reduced, and the material and production costs for applying adhesive agent or adhesive tape are also saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiu-Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 10024587
    Abstract: An evaporator heat exchanger unit for a heating cooling module for a motor vehicle is disclosed. In one aspect, the evaporator heat exchanger unit includes at least one collector expansion tank for collecting a refrigerant and one evaporator, by which at least a part of the refrigerant can be converted into gaseous form. The evaporator heat exchanger unit also includes a housing enclosing an inner chamber, wherein in the inner chamber, the collector expansion tank, the evaporator, and a cooling medium are arranged, and wherein an expansion organ is arranged on the housing, by which the refrigerant is supplied to the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA POWERTRAIN BAD HOMBURG GMBH
    Inventors: Tilo Schaefer, Gholam Reza Zakeri
  • Patent number: 9961765
    Abstract: A method of making a security mesh comprises forming on a conductive substrate an alumina film having through-holes in which metal, e.g., copper, through-wires are formed. First surface wires are formed on one surface of the alumina film and second surface wires are formed on the second, opposite surface of the alumina film in order to connect selected through-wires into a continuous undulating electrical circuit embedded within the alumina film. The security mesh product comprises an alumina film having a continuous undulating electrical circuit comprising copper or other conductive metal extending therethrough. A stacked security mesh comprises two or more of the mesh products being stacked one above the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles L. Arvin, Brian M. Erwin