Conduit Coiled Within Casing Patents (Class 165/163)
  • Patent number: 10869988
    Abstract: A gas generator includes a water tank, an electrolysis device, a condensate filter, a humidification device, and a pump device. The electrolysis device is coupled to the water tank to electrolyze electrolyzed water accommodated in the water tank to generate a hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas. The hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas is condensed and filtered out electrolyte in the hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas by the condensate filter to generate a filtered hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas. The humidification device accommodates supplementary water and is connected to the condensate device for humidifying the filtered hydrogen-oxygen mixed gas, The supplementary water is pumped back to the water tank from the humidification device by the pump device; therefore, the electrolyte absorbed in the condensate filter is flushed back to the water tank for reducing the consumption of the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Hsin-Yung Lin
  • Patent number: 10737232
    Abstract: A heat exchanger having a housing, which defines a first volume (V1), and having at least one conduit, which defines a second volume (V2), wherein the housing has an inlet and an outlet and at least one first opening and at least one second opening located opposite the first opening relative to the housing, wherein the at least one conduit extends through the first volume (V1) and connects the at least one first opening of the housing and the at least one second opening of the housing, and is connected at the two ends of the conduit to the housing in a fluid-tight manner. In order to provide a heat exchanger which has an improved possibility for compensating for the differential thermal expansion of the housing and the conduits, the at least one conduit does not extend in a linear manner inside the first volume (V1), and the at least one conduit is monolithically connected in the region of the first opening of the conduit and/or the second opening of the conduit to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Christian Hofmann, Helmut Pennemann
  • Patent number: 10697680
    Abstract: A heat source system that optimizes a load on compressors in multiple heat source machines with respective independent refrigeration cycles that are situated in series. This is accomplished by using an information acquisition unit that acquires measurement values of operation frequencies of compressors from the respective heat source machines, a load distribution change unit that changes a load distribution currently assigned to each of the heat source machines, and a temperature setting unit that sets the hot/chilled water outlet temperatures of respective heat source machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Matsuo, Takeshi Fuchimoto
  • Patent number: 10619570
    Abstract: Dendritic heat exchangers and methods of utilizing the same are disclosed herein. The dendritic heat exchangers include an elongate housing extending between a first end and a second end. The elongate housing defines a housing volume, a first fluid inlet, a first fluid outlet, a second fluid inlet, and a second fluid outlet. The dendritic heat exchangers also include a heat exchange structure extending within the housing volume. The heat exchange structure is configured to receive a second fluid inlet stream from the second fluid inlet and to provide a second fluid outlet stream to the second fluid outlet. The heat exchange structure includes a plurality of dendritic tubulars. Each dendritic tubular includes an inlet region, which defines an inlet conduit, and a branching region. The branching region defines a plurality of branch conduits that extends from the inlet conduit. The methods include methods of utilizing the dendritic heat exchangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David William Foutch, Belur Shivashankara
  • Patent number: 10584908
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet that includes a refrigerator compartment and a freezer compartment. The refrigerator includes a refrigerator compartment door that is located at a left or a right side of the refrigerator compartment, wherein an ice maker and a dispenser are located at the refrigerator compartment door. The refrigerator includes a main water tank that is located in the refrigerator compartment, and that is configured to cool water. The refrigerator includes a water purifying device that is located at the cabinet, and that is configured to purify water. The refrigerator includes a sub-water tank that is located on the refrigerator compartment door, and that is configured to additionally cool water cooled by the main water tank. The refrigerator includes a water supply path that is defined by connections between the water purifying device, the main water tank, the sub-water tank, the dispenser, and the ice maker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Wonsu Kim
  • Patent number: 10563582
    Abstract: A heat exchanger array includes a first row of heat exchangers, a second row of heat exchangers, and side curtains. The first row heat exchangers are spaced apart to define first gaps. The second row heat exchangers are spaced apart to define second gaps and are positioned downstream of and staggered from the first row heat exchangers such that the second row heat exchangers are aligned with the first gaps and the first row heat exchangers are aligned with the second gaps. Each side curtain is in close proximity to a first row heat exchanger and a second row heat exchanger. The side curtains define a neck region upstream of and aligned with each first row heat exchanger and each second row heat exchanger. Each neck region has a neck area that is less than a frontal area of the heat exchanger with which it is aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. Duesler, Frederick M. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10537825
    Abstract: A high-pressure pre-heating system is provided for use in a spray dryer system. The high-pressure pre-heating system may include a heat exchanger(s) configured for high-pressure and high velocity product flow, with the heat exchanger(s) preheating liquid product immediately before spray drying. This arrangement reduces heat exposure time of the liquid product that flows at high velocity through the high-pressure heat exchanger(s), which correspondingly reduces the likelihood of fouling surfaces of the heat exchanger(s) or overheating the liquid product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Process Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel S. Csizmadia
  • Patent number: 10525446
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a process for in-situ regeneration of activated carbon loaded with trihalomethane (THM). Based on the invention, this is achieved with alkaline hydrolysis of the THM with increased temperatures within the activated carbon in halogen-free, good water-soluble, or gaseous compounds. After completion of the chemical hydrolysis treatment, the activated carbon is cleared of reagents and reaction products by rinsing with water and diluted acids, and is then available for reloading in the untreated water flow. During the entire cleaning process, the activated carbon bed must not be moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ovivo, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Dieter Kopinke, Philippe Rychen
  • Patent number: 10520258
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a case body and a heat exchange core, a first fluid channel is formed in the case body, a second fluid channel is formed in the heat exchange core, the heat exchange core includes a flat pipe, the second fluid channel is located in the flat pipe, the flat pipe includes a plurality of bending parts and a plurality of flat and straight parts; a first hole in communication with a first connection pipe and a second hole in communication with a second connection pipe are provided in the case body, the first hole partially corresponds to the bending parts on one side of the flat pipe or the flat and straight parts close to the bending parts, and the second hole partially corresponds to the bending parts on the other side or the flat and straight parts close to the bending parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Zhejiang Sanhua Automotive Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Liu, Jiang Zou, Fangfang Yin, Gang Lv, Rongrong Zhang, Yuting Yin
  • Patent number: 10378826
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is described and which includes an exterior container having an internal cavity; a refrigerant distribution tube is positioned within the internal cavity and which is further coupled in fluid receiving relation relative to a first source of refrigerant; and a multiplicity of closely nested refrigerant tubes are located within the internal cavity and are further disposed in a closely spaced, radially outwardly oriented positions relative to the refrigerant distribution tube, and which additionally have a predetermined and similar length dimension, and individually form helical coils which have a given and similar length dimension, and a variable pitch, and which are further coupled to a second source of a refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Colmac Coil Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Ian Nelson, Chad W. Meyers, James A. Phelan
  • Patent number: 10184400
    Abstract: Methods of cooling a hot fluid in an annular duct of a gas turbine engine are provided. The method can include directing the hot fluid through a plurality of cooling channels that are radially layered within the annular duct to define a heat transfer area, and passing a cooling fluid through the annular duct such that the cooling fluid passes between the radially layered cooling channels. Additionally or alternatively, the method can include passing the hot fluid into a first inner radial tube, through a plurality of cooling channels defined within a plurality of curvilinear plates that are radially layered within the annular duct, and into a second inner radial tube; and passing a cooling fluid through the annular duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Cerny, Jeffrey Raymond Menard, Thomas Kupiszewski, Johnathen Pegram
  • Patent number: 10072577
    Abstract: A buffer air cooler system for gas turbine engines disposed in a bypass duct of the engine, includes a housing for containing the buffer air cooler therein and an inlet portion attached to the housing. In one embodiment, the inlet portion has a double-skin configuration in at least one region of a top, bottom and sides of the inlet portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Remo Marini, Patrick Germain, Ljubisa Vrljes
  • Patent number: 9926210
    Abstract: The invention concerns a treated water purification system (18) comprising a closed water flow loop (107) said loop comprising at least one treated water supply point (A), at least one point of use (U) of purified water, a pump means (101), a sterilization means (106) and a filtration means (103), characterized in that the zone (106) comprises the supply point (A) and a water extraction point (P), situated upstream of the supply point (A), and in that the extraction point (P) and the supply point (A) are both situated in a sector (106B) of the sterilization zone (106) that is isolated from the two connection points (RM, RV) of the loop (107) to the zone (106) by two other sectors (106A, 106C) of the zone (106). Method for use of such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Yves Gaignet, Didier Meyer, Julien Bole
  • Patent number: 9797622
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for supplying heat includes a housing, a bundle of helical fin-coil tubes, and a flue channel. The housing includes a burner, a water inlet, a water outlet and a flue gas outlet. The burner is disposed on a top portion of the housing and connected to an air/gas mixture unit. The bundle of helical fin-tube coils is disposed tightly, circularly, and coaxially around the burner. The flue channel is disposed below the burner and is formed by a plurality of serpentine bent fin-tube coils. A flow of flue gas vents from the flue channel to the flue gas outlet. The water inlet is connected to the plurality of serpentine bent fin-tube coils which forms the flue channel below the burner. The plurality of serpentine bent fin-tube coils below the burner are connected to the bundle of helical fin-tube coils. The bundle of helical fin-tube coils are connected to the water outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Suzhou CQ Heat Exchanger Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuqing Cui
  • Patent number: 9745207
    Abstract: The invention concerns a treated water purification system (107) comprising a water flow loop (110), said loop (110) being closed onto a tank (10) of treated water to purify, and said loop (110) successively comprising, in the direction of flow of the water downstream of the tank (10), at least one pump means (102), at least one first filtration means (103), at least one second filtration means (104) and at least one point of use (U), the system (107) being characterized in that it further comprises at least one diversionary pipe (112) linking the first filtration means (103) to the tank (10), and a loop return pipe (114) linking the second filtration means (104) to the tank (10). Method for use of such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Yves Gaignet, Didier Meyer, Julien Bole
  • Patent number: 9709350
    Abstract: A heat exchanger (5) includes a housing (31), which contains a tube (32) and has a jacket (33), which surrounds the tube (32) while forming a ring channel (34). A primary inlet (35) and a primary outlet (36) are connected to one another fluidically via a primary path (37) carrying a primary medium through ring channel (34) and via a bypass path (38) carrying the primary medium through the tube (32). A control device (39) controls the flow of the primary medium through the primary path (37) and the bypass path (38). A secondary inlet (42) and a secondary outlet (43) are connected to one another fluidically via at least two secondary paths (44) for carrying a secondary medium. The primary path (37) is coupled with the secondary paths (44) in a heat-transferring manner with the media separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerd Gaiser, Markus Birgler, Matthias Feuerbach, Marc Hartmann, Jürgen Schweizer, Rouven Egger, Dimitri Penner, Fabian Frobenius
  • Patent number: 9709351
    Abstract: A heat exchanger (5) includes a housing (31), which contains a tube (32) and has a jacket (33), which surrounds the tube (32) while forming a ring channel (34). A primary inlet (35) and a primary outlet (36) are fluidically connected with one another via a primary path (37) carrying a primary medium through the ring channel (34) and via a bypass path (38) carrying the primary medium through the tube (32). A control (39) controls the flow of the primary medium through the primary path (37) and through the bypass path (38). At least two secondary inlets (42) and two secondary outlets (43) are fluidically connected with one another via at least two secondary paths (44) for carrying at least one secondary medium. The primary path (37) is coupled with the secondary paths (44) in a heat-transferring manner and such that the media are separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerd Gaiser, Markus Birgler, Matthias Feuerbach, Marc Hartmann, Jürgen Schweizer, Rouven Egger, Dimitri Penner, Fabian Frobenius, Bernd Weller
  • Patent number: 9677819
    Abstract: An air conditioner and a heat exchanger therefor are provided. The heat exchanger may include a shell; an injection pipe to guide a heat source fluid to an inside of the shell; a first refrigerant tube formed with a first spiral tube; a second refrigerant tube formed with a second spiral tube having a radius larger than a radius of the first spiral tube; and a discharge pipe to which the heat source fluid heat-exchanged with a refrigerant is discharged. The first refrigerant tube and the second refrigerant tube may be connected in parallel, and the second spiral tube may have a larger pitch between turns and a smaller number of turns than the first spiral tube. The heat exchanger may provide a simple structure and a high heat-exchange performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Juseok Lee, Byeonghwi Lee, Jungwook Moon, Jeonggyu Kim
  • Patent number: 9638373
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an energy efficient vertical cryogenic tank, which comprises a tank body with a vacuum insulation interlayer, wherein the tank body comprises a transmission means including an air return pipe and a liquid outlet pipe, and positioning means including supporting legs provided at the bottom of the tank body, and a built-in saturation adjustment mechanism formed by a heat exchanger connected to an let of the air return pipe and a return air dispersing device. By using a saturation adjustment mechanism at the inlet of the air return pipe, the cryogenic storage tank can not only fully leverage the gasification gas produced at the pump, but also achieve the saturation function of the LNG in the tank, with such benefits as reduced energy loss, simplified tank interface settings, improved efficiency of saturation adjustment, and avoided pump cavitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventors: Lanhui Zhai, Hongxia Wang, Minghui Dong, Xiao'e Pan
  • Patent number: 9624802
    Abstract: An ammonia generating device for treating exhaust gases of internal combustion engines, notably of automobile vehicles, includes a reservoir having a body capable of releasing ammonia by desorption and a heating device positioned inside the reservoir to heat the body in the reservoir. The heating device comprises a heat generating element that has an elongated form. The heating device further includes at least one heat transfer feature laid out along an axial direction of the heat generating element and extending in a direction radial to the heat generating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Systemes D'Echappement
    Inventor: Frederic Greber
  • Patent number: 9611967
    Abstract: A system for transferring and heating fluid is disclosed comprising a fluid transfer pipe having an internal surface and an external surface, and at least one helical heating rib connected to the internal surface of the fluid transfer pipe structured and arranged to generate non-laminar flow and to heat the fluid as it flows through the fluid transfer pipe. A method of heating fluid contained in a pipe is also disclosed. The method comprises providing at least one helical heating rib connected to an internal surface of a fluid transfer pipe, and passing the fluid through the fluid transfer pipe, whereby the at least one helical heating rib generates turbulent flow of the fluid to thereby heat the fluid. The helical heating ribs may comprise hollow channels through which a heating liquid may be passed to further heat the fluid contained in the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Dugan
  • Patent number: 9567884
    Abstract: An ammonia generating device is delimited by an outer casing that includes a main reservoir and a secondary reservoir. The main reservoir is capable of reloading with ammonia the body in the secondary reservoir. A heater is capable of heating the bodies in each reservoir. A connector connects the main reservoir to the secondary reservoir. The heater comprises first and second heating devices respectively installed inside the main reservoir and the secondary reservoir and operating independently. The main reservoir is thermally decoupled from the secondary reservoir to generate a temperature gradient between both reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Systemes D'Echappement
    Inventor: Frederic Greber
  • Patent number: 9513061
    Abstract: A dual pipe and a heat exchanger comprises: an outer pipe formed separately from the inner pipe to house the inner pipe therein; and a connector coupled to the inner pipe and the outer pipe. The connector includes: an outer pipe connection portion for housing an end portion of the outer pipe therein; a fastening groove; a stopper; and a through hole. The inner pipe is housed at the inside of the outer pipe, and a coil portion is formed in a portion positioned at the inside of the outer pipe. A portion extended from the coil portion is extended from the inside to the outside of the connector through a through hole of the connector. An outermost portion of the coil portion line contacts with an inner circumferential surface of the outer pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: HS R & A Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyeok Choi, Gukhyun Kim, Deokhyun Lim, Youngjun Kim
  • Patent number: 9291405
    Abstract: A cooling system may be operable to cool a battery pack or other device through a heat exchange operation supported, at least in part, with cycling of a coolant relative to a coldplate or other thermally conducting surface of the device and/or attached thereto. The system may include a coldplate operable to exchange heat with a battery pack; and a coolant tank operable to exchange heat with the coldplate, the tank having a channel for directing a coolant flow in a direction from an inlet of the tank to at least one outlet of the tank and an inlet accumulator between the inlet and a beginning of the channel, wherein the inlet accumulator is wider along the coolant flow direction than the channel and the inlet and having a sloped side leading towards the channel configured to pool the coolant flow prior to entry into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sai K. Pentapati, Bhaskara Boddakayala, Vineeth Seshadri Kallur, Patrick Daniel Maguire, Steven F. Chorian, Josephine S. Lee, Edward Vann Decker
  • Publication number: 20150136368
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a housing and a fluid flow conduit located within a cavity formed in the housing, the fluid flow conduit including an outer tube located adjacent to an inner wall of the housing and an inner tube in fluid communication with the outer tube, the inner tube being located between the outer tube and a longitudinal axis of the housing. An inlet port is located on the housing, the inlet port being in fluid communication with the cavity. The heat exchanger includes an outlet port located on the housing, the outlet port being in fluid communication with the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Waterco Limited
    Inventor: Pradeep Kumar Tandon
  • Patent number: 8978745
    Abstract: An exhaust gas heat recovery (EGHR) heat exchanger, for recovering waste heat from the hot exhaust gases of an internal combustion engine, having a housing and a cylindrical body disposed within the housing. The cylindrical body defines a central passageway and together with the housing defines an annular passageway for the flow of hot exhaust gases. A bypass means is disposed within the central passageway and adapted to selectively by-pass at least a portion of the exhaust gas from the central passageway to the annular passageway. The EGHR heat exchanger also includes at least one fluid tube extending along a tube axis and having at least one lobe extending the length of the tube thereby defining a lobed tube. The lobed tube is twisted about the tube axis forming a twisted lobed tube which is then coiled about the longitudinal axis within the annular exhaust gas passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Koo, Mark James Zima, James Alan Bright, James A. Acre
  • Patent number: 8978744
    Abstract: A hot-water storage type hot-water supply device includes a heat pump unit (1) for heating water, a hot-water storage tank (21) for storing hot water heated by the heat pump unit (1), and a hot-water supplying heat exchanger (22) placed so as to extend roughly entirely in a vertical direction thereof and which receives water from a lower side thereof and discharges hot water from an upper side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Chikami, Yuuichi Kita, Kyouji Araya, Takashi Tsuchino
  • Publication number: 20150053373
    Abstract: Thermal cycling devices are provided. In one embodiment, a thermal cycling device includes a packed tube comprising an inlet portion defining an inlet and an outlet portion defining an outlet. The packed tube is provided in a double coil arrangement, wherein the double coil arrangement causes radially neighboring turns of the packed tube to have opposing flow directions therethrough. The thermal cycling device further includes a cooling device disposed axially adjacent to the packed tube, and a heating device disposed axially adjacent to the packed tube opposite the cooling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Leung K. Heung, Henry T. Sessions, JR., Xin Xiao, Sharon H. Redd, David M. Immel
  • Publication number: 20150021007
    Abstract: A fluid cooler, fluid cooler core and method of condensing gas is disclosed. The fluid cooler includes a container for a liquid transfer medium. The container includes first and second hot fluid inlets, first and second cooled liquid outlets, a cooling liquid inlet, and a cooling liquid outlet. A first conduit extends within the container and fluidly couples the first hot fluid inlet to the first cooled liquid outlet. A second conduit extends within the container and fluidly couples the second hot fluid inlet to the second cooled liquid outlet. A third conduit extends within the container and fluidly couples the cooling liquid inlet to the cooling liquid outlet. The first, second, and third conduits are positioned to be at least partially submerged in the liquid transfer medium when the container contains the liquid transfer medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: SCICAN LTD.
    Inventors: David Snaith, Andy Kwan-Leung Sun
  • Publication number: 20140345836
    Abstract: A coil heat exchanger is provided, comprising a closed vessel having an inlet for receiving heat transfer media and an outlet for discharging heat transfer media, a tubular conduit extending helically within said vessel from a lower part to an upper part of said vessel for transporting liquid products to be heated by said heat transfer media, and an inner housing enclosed by loops of said tubular conduit and sealed against the heat transfer media. The inner housing comprises an open passageway to the environment outside said coil heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Stövring, Mats Lasson
  • Publication number: 20140319672
    Abstract: Channel members 100 to 107 according to the present invention have an inner spiral channel 9 through which a fluid 23 flows. The channel 9 is formed by a lid part 1, a bottom plate part 3, and a wall part 2 connected to the lid part 1 and the bottom plate part 3. The wall part 2 is made of a ceramic laminate. Even if the wall part 2 of the channel members 100 to 107 is narrow between channel segments 9, its good corrosion resistance allows the channel 9 to be resistant to collapse when the fluid 23 is supplied at high pressure. A heat exchanger 200, a semiconductor unit 300, and a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus 400 including any of the channel members 100 to 107 have improved heat exchange efficiency between the channel members 100 to 107 and the fluid 23.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kenji Tsubokawa, Kazuhiko Fujio, Kenjiro Maeda, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 8833440
    Abstract: Apparatus and methodology for self-generating high-temperature water and superheated steam for recovering embedded heavy-viscosity hydrocarbons from subterranean rock, shale, bitumen, sand formations and enabling continuous flow of released heavy-viscosity hydrocarbons using four successive spiral trough-like flowpaths, and optionally comprising an internal elongated pump member. Another embodiment promotes continuous flow of heavy-viscosity hydrocarbons through surface pipelines to tanks, railway tankcars, ships, refineries. A plurality of high-temperature, sheathed insertion heaters sustains constant high temperature to assure continuous flow of such hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Ray Dicksinson
  • Patent number: 8834683
    Abstract: Heat exchanger steam condenser water distillation is described. In one aspect, a water distillation condenser has a heated air conduit in air flow communication with a heat exchanger. A cold raw water compartment is disposed above the heated air conduit and at least a bottom surface of the cold raw water compartment disposed at an angle. A heated raw water channel is defined between the heated air conduit and the raw water compartment. A floor of the heated raw water channel is defined by a top of the heated air conduit. A distilled water trough is disposed below a lower extent of the cold raw water compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Mazen A. Ba-abbad, Hany A. Al-Ansary, Essam A. Al-Ammar
  • Patent number: 8837196
    Abstract: A single layer complementary memory cell includes a conductive base layer, a memristive matrix layer disposed onto the base layer, the memristive matrix comprising distinct memristive devices formed within. The memory cell further includes conductive lines disposed onto the memristive matrix that connect to the distinct memristive devices such that the distinct memristive devices form a mutually complementary relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Tsung-Wen Lee
  • Publication number: 20140216699
    Abstract: An air conditioner and a heat exchanger therefor are provided. The heat exchanger may include a shell; an injection pipe to guide a heat source fluid to an inside of the shell; a first refrigerant tube formed with a first spiral tube; a second refrigerant tube formed with a second spiral tube having a radius larger than a radius of the first spiral tube; and a discharge pipe to which the heat source fluid heat-exchanged with a refrigerant is discharged. The first refrigerant tube and the second refrigerant tube may be connected in parallel, and the second spiral tube may have a larger pitch between turns and a smaller number of turns than the first spiral tube. The heat exchanger may provide a simple structure and a high heat-exchange performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Juseok LEE, Byeonghwi LEE, Jungwook MOON, Jeonggyu KIM
  • Patent number: 8783068
    Abstract: A coolant box for a glass batch charger that includes a base, a front wall, a rear wall, a coolant labyrinth extending from the base between the front and rear walls, and including a plurality of curvate baffle walls establishing a plurality of curvate coolant channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Macleod, David L. Lewis, Robert Ponzi
  • Patent number: 8776872
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for an exhaust gas train of a motor vehicle with an exhaust gas carrying exchanger tube that is formed separately and is disposed in a closed housing formed separately, a coolant flowing through the housing and around the outer surface of the exchanger tube. The housing includes a housing portion that forms one common mechanical interface for connecting the heat exchanger to the exhaust gas train and a coolant circuit of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Halla Visteon Climate Control Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Capelle, Oliver Fischer, Peter Diehl, Michael Gauss, Andrej Repa, Guillaume Hebert
  • Patent number: 8776867
    Abstract: A modular, stackable, geothermal block system for use as a subterranean or submarine heat exchanger in a geothermal energy system which provides a heating/cooling means to an external load. The stackable blocks, which can be filled with a fluid and/or material of generally high heat retention characteristics or precast in such material, contain one or more continuous passageways that extend from the top face of each block through the opposing face, through which a rigid structural heat exchange tube, fabricated from material of high thermal conductivity, is placed. The blocks are stacked one upon another and slidably mounted on the tube(s). Each tube contains a helically wound, thermal transfer tubing comprising one leg of a U-shape configured loop. Each stackable block can contain multiple paired passageways permitting more than one U-shape loop within the system. The system can interface with a solar thermal collector system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: John Stojanowski
  • Patent number: 8778063
    Abstract: Various apparatus and methods for exchanging heat from a solid to a liquid. Some embodiments pertain to removing heat from a pressure vessel in which a gas absorption reaction is occurring. Yet other embodiments pertain to pressure vessels in which hydrogen is being absorbed into a metal hydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Issam Mudawar, Milan Visaria
  • Publication number: 20140183863
    Abstract: A novel heat exchange device to provide sufficient amounts of heat within a manifold including a working fluid within heating coils to generate electricity through an external combustion steam engine and electrical generator is provided. Such a novel heat exchanger includes coils that surround a central heating compartment thereby exposing such coils to gradually increasing temperatures such that the working fluid is first vaporized and then is ultimately superheated to a “dry” steam upon the point of egress of the heat exchanger leading to the engine portion. In this manner, greater efficiency in heating of the working fluid is accomplished with all of the fluid converted to a gas under pressure to effectuate the necessary engine, etc., movement for energy production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas V. Thillen
  • Patent number: 8739858
    Abstract: An evaporator includes a double pipe provided between an outer cylindrical member and an inner cylindrical member. The double pipe includes an inner pipe as a passage of water and an outer pipe as a passage of raw fuel. The inner pipe has a plurality of small holes connected to the outer pipe for maintaining the pressurized state of the water in the inner pipe. When the water gushes out of the small holes of the inner pipe in the outer pipe, phase transition of the water from the liquid phase to the gas phase occurs, and the water vapor is mixed with the raw fuel in the gas phase in the outer pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8734618
    Abstract: Apparatus for treating a gaseous hydrocarbon fraction to obtain a gaseous fraction and a liquid fraction which apparatus includes a shell-and-tube heat exchanger and a distillation column, wherein the shell-and-tube heat exchanger includes an inlet and an outlet for cooling fluid which inlet and outlet are in fluid communication with the tube side of the heat exchanger, and an inlet for the gaseous hydrocarbon fraction at the upper end of the heat exchanger which inlet is in fluid communication with the shell side of the heat exchanger, and a conduit for guiding hydrocarbons from the heat exchanger to the distillation column which distillation column includes an outlet for gas at its upper end and an outlet for liquid at its lower end, and process in which such apparatus is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: George Anderson
  • Patent number: 8721975
    Abstract: Plant for urea production from ammonia and carbon dioxide having a so-called high-pressure section which comprises a synthesis reactor and a condensation unit (7, 107) positioned inside the reactor, all substantially operating at the same pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Urea Casale SA
    Inventors: Ermanno Filippi, Enrico Rizzi, Mirco Tarozzo, Federico Zardi
  • Publication number: 20140124181
    Abstract: A heat exchanger having a helix coil incorporated into a stainless steel elongated variable diameter cylindrical housing and a radial direct-firing burner and a blower-driven hot flue gas to heat water. A buffer tank is incorporated within the lumen of the helix coil. At least one rope seal is disposed between adjacent coil loops of a portion of the helix coil for enhancing heat transfer to the helix coil. In one embodiment, the heat exchanger further comprises a Stirling engine comprised of a free piston having hot and cold ends that is disposed within the cavity taken up the buffer tank, wherein the hot end receives heat from the burner and the cold end is cooled by the incoming cold water line to form an electric power generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: INTELLIHOT GREEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sridhar Deivasigamani, Sivaprasad Akasam
  • Publication number: 20140124180
    Abstract: A heat exchanger having a helix coil incorporated into a stainless steel elongated variable diameter cylindrical housing and a radial direct-firing burner and a blower-driven hot flue gas to heat water. A buffer tank is incorporated within the lumen of the helix coil. At least one rope seal is disposed between adjacent coil loops of a portion of the helix coil for enhancing heat transfer to the helix coil. In one embodiment, the heat exchanger further comprises a Stirling engine comprised of a free piston having hot and cold ends that is disposed within the cavity taken up the buffer tank, wherein the hot end receives heat from the burner and the cold end is cooled by the incoming cold water line to form an electric power generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Intellihot Green Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Deivasigamani, Sivaprasad Akasam
  • Publication number: 20140116663
    Abstract: Provided is a heat exchanger in which heat exchange between a low-temperature cooling medium and brine and heat exchange between brine and hydrogen gas can be efficiently performed and downsizing of cooling facilities or reduction in facility cost can be attained. The heat exchanger comprises: a vacuum insulated container 12 which is filled with brine, a lid 13 closing an upper portion opening of the container, a rotation axis 14 arranged in the axis direction of the container, a propeller 15 provided on the rotation axis, a helical hydrogen gas cooling tube 16, 17 provided in a vertically two-stage structure around the rotation axis and the propeller, and a cooling medium tube 18 for cooling brine which is arranged around the hydrogen gas cooling tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Kataoka, Noboru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8708035
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger in modular construction, in particular for facilities operated using large load and/or temperature changes, having an external shell and a number of heat exchanger modules, wherein each heat exchanger module, which is either a preheater, evaporator, or superheater module, has an entry manifold, and exit manifold, and meandering pipes, through which the heat-absorbing medium, in particular water, flows from the entry manifold to the exit manifold, and the heat exchanger modules are also situated in a shared external shell, so that they have the same heat-dissipating medium flowing around them, the evaporator modules being connected in parallel via a steam-collecting drum situated outside the external shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Balcke-Dürr GmbH
    Inventors: Wilhelm Bruckmann, Wolfgang Hegner, Dirk Band
  • Patent number: 8709216
    Abstract: A fresh water recovery system includes a solar heated evaporator and a heat exchanger operating in a waste heat recovery mode for recovering fresh water from a salt water supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Dwight L. Jaeger
  • Publication number: 20140102681
    Abstract: A beverage cooling device to cool the beverage by a cooling liquid may include a container to cool the beverage and a coil to extend into and out of the container. The beverage may be coffee. The cooling fluid may be water. The container may hold the beverage. The coil may extend through a sidewall of the container. The coil may include an input and an output and wherein the input and output extend over the sidewall of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Ryan Brielmann
  • Publication number: 20140083661
    Abstract: An enclosed air conditioning unit includes a filter section and a cooling section through which intake air passes before being discharged into a space within a building. The orientation of the filter section and cooling section is substantially vertical, and the airflow path through the filter section and the cooling section is substantially horizontal, resulting in reduced face velocities across these components, thereby increasing filtration efficiency and cooling effectiveness, while allowing the physical size and configuration of the air conditioning unit's enclosure to be the same as or smaller than the enclosures for conventional air conditioning units having comparable or lower performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Lex Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Lindsey Leckelt, Ryan Vetsch, Dan Leckelt, Neil Merkel, Don Leckelt