Opposed Plates Or Shells Patents (Class 165/170)
  • Patent number: 11885577
    Abstract: An air thermal conditioning system, for at least one of heating air and cooling air, which includes a cross-flow heat exchanger array. The cross-flow heat exchanger array includes a plurality of planar membrane heat exchangers disposed in parallel with a space separating adjacent planar membrane heat exchangers. Each of the planar membrane heat exchangers include a first sheet; a second sheet coupled to the first sheet; and at least one fluid chamber defined by the first and second sheets, with the at least one fluid chamber extending between first and second ends of the planar membrane heat exchangers and opening to a first and second port at the first and second ends respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Other Lab, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Lynn, Saul Griffith, Sam Sarcia, Brent Ridley, Shara Maikranz, James McBride, Vincent Domenic Romanin, Keith Pasko
  • Patent number: 11872650
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a cold plate assembly include providing a base and a cover. The cover can be fixedly coupled to the base. Each of the base and the cover can include spaced internal ribs, which can form flow paths when the base and cover are fixedly coupled together. The internal ribs of the base and the cover can have spaced tabs that can be fixedly coupled to the other of the base or the cover. The base and the cover may also include spaced external or outer sacrificial ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: David James Munn, Leon E. Benjamin
  • Patent number: 11788799
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes: a flat tube having a width greater than a thickness of the flat tube; and fins fixed to the flat tube and that each include a plate-shaped fin body. The plate-shaped fin body of each of the fins faces the plate-shaped fin body of an adjacent one of the fins. Each of the fins has a tube receiving opening into which the flat tube is inserted. An edge of the tube receiving opening includes a first longitudinal side edge portion extending in a width direction of the flat tube. The tube receiving opening is in a notch shape that has: an open end on a first side of the first longitudinal side edge portion; and a closed end on a second side of the first longitudinal side edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Shun Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 11788806
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a turbulator inserted into a tube of a heat exchanger, when it is assumed that the water flows horizontally along a water flow direction along the tube and a combustion gas flows vertically from an upper side to a lower side to cross the tube, and a direction that is perpendicular to both the water flow direction and an upward/downward direction is defined as a leftward/rightward direction, a body part extending along the water flow direction, having a plate shape that is perpendicular to the leftward/rightward direction, and inserted into the tube, and an upstream side wing part protruding from an upstream side portion of the body part with respect to the water flow direction along at least one direction of the leftward/rightward direction and extending in a direction that is inclined upwards with respect to the water flow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Kyungdong Navien Co., LTD.
    Inventors: In Chul Jeong, Jun Gil Park, Seong Sik Moon
  • Patent number: 11791506
    Abstract: A modular heat exchanger for battery thermal management having a plurality of similarly constructed heat exchange elements affixed to a cover plate and fluidly coupled with one another via a single external manifold structure that functions as both an inlet manifold and an outlet manifold for each of the heat exchange elements. Rigidity is improved with alternating tabs or overlapping tabs between adjacent elements, and/or side edges between adjacent elements having cutouts for receiving stiffening ribs formed in the cover plate. The external manifold structure provides additional stiffening for the interconnected heat exchange elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Dana Canada Corporation
    Inventors: Garreth D. G. Graves, Benjamin A. Kenney, Michael A. Martin, Kenneth M. A. Abels, Lee M. Kinder
  • Patent number: 11780021
    Abstract: A manufacturing method is provided during which a plurality of first apertures are formed in a first plate to provide an apertured first plate. A plurality of second apertures are formed in a second plate to provide an apertured second plate. The apertured first plate and the apertured second plate are bonded to a base sheet to form a structure. The base sheet is bent to form a bend in the structure between the apertured first plate and the apertured second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Strutt, Joseph R. Lundin
  • Patent number: 11774181
    Abstract: A loop heat pipe includes: an evaporator; a condenser; a liquid pipe that connects the evaporator and the condenser; a vapor pipe that connects the evaporator and the condenser to form a loop flow path; and a porous body provided inside of a part of the evaporator, the condenser, the liquid pipe, and the vapor pipe. The evaporator, the condenser, the liquid pipe, and the vapor pipe have a first main surface. At least one recessed portion is formed in at least part of a first area, located directly above or below the flow path, of the first main surface, and is not formed in a second area, located directly above or directly below a pipe wall of the flow path, of the first main surface and is not formed in a third area, located directly above or below the porous body, of the first main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Machida
  • Patent number: 11708772
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a fan rotor driven by a fan drive turbine about an axis through a gear reduction to reduce a speed of the fan rotor relative to a speed of the fan drive turbine. A fan case surrounds the fan rotor, and a core engine with a compressor section, including a low pressure compressor. The fan rotor delivers air into a bypass duct defined between the fan case and the core engine. A rigid connection is between the fan case and the core engine includes three triangular-frame connecting members rigidly connected to the fan case at a fan case connection point, and to the core engine at a core engine connection point. The triangular-frame connecting members each are defined by two rigid legs which extend between the fan case and to the core engine, along directions each have a component extending radially inwardly and a component in opposed circumferential directions to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony R. Bifulco, David A. Topol
  • Patent number: 11686532
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a heat dissipation structure. The heat dissipation structure is adapted to accommodate a fluid and thermally contact a heat source. The heat dissipation structure includes a heat conductive plate and a channel arrangement. The heat conductive plate is configured to thermally contact the heat source. The channel arrangement is located on the heat conductive plate, and the channel arrangement includes a wider channel portion and a narrower channel portion. The wider channel portion is wider than the narrower channel portion, and the wider channel portion is connected to the narrower channel portion so that the channel arrangement forms a loop. The channel arrangement is configured to accommodate the fluid and allow the fluid to absorb heat generated by the heat source through the heat conductive plate so as to at least partially change phase of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Chuan Wang, Chang-Yu Hsieh, Shan-Yin Cheng, Hsiang-Fen Chou
  • Patent number: 11686220
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a fan rotor driven by a fan drive turbine about an axis through a gear reduction to reduce a speed of the fan rotor relative to a speed of the fan drive turbine. A fan case surrounds the fan rotor, and a core engine with a compressor section, including a low pressure compressor. The fan rotor delivers air into a bypass duct defined between the fan case and the core engine. A rigid connection between the fan case and the core engine includes a plurality of H-frame connecting members rigidly connected to the fan case, and to the core engine. The H-frame connecting members each are defined by two rigid legs which extend between the fan case and to the core engine, along directions which are generally parallel to each other. A plurality of non-structural fan exit guide vanes and the non-structural fan exit guide vanes are provided with an acoustic feature to reduce noise. The non-structural fan exit guide vanes are rigidly mounted to at least one of the fan case and the core engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony R. Bifulco, David A. Topol
  • Patent number: 11662012
    Abstract: A water cooling structure of a reducer and a reducer assembly are disclosed. The water cooling structure comprises a chamber formed by a reducer housing and a cover plate, and the cover plate is fixedly connected to the chamber. The chamber is provided with a water inlet and a water outlet respectively. The chamber is also provided with one or several partition plates on two opposite side walls. The partition plates are arranged in an interdigitating manner and each of the partition plates is connected with only one side wall of the chamber, and there is a gap between the partition plates and the opposite other side wall of the chamber, so as to form an S-shaped water path. The water inlet and water outlet are respectively disposed at both ends of the water path. A plurality of baffles are further vertically provided on the partition plates and side walls of the chamber that are parallel to the partition plates, and the baffles are arranged in an interdigitating manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: JING-JIN ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianwen Li, Xudong Yang, Ping Yu, Junwei Yuan
  • Patent number: 11644254
    Abstract: A thermal transfer device has a body and a fluid conduit defined in the body. The body has a thermal transfer surface configured to be placed in contact with a target component. The fluid conduit is configured for conveying fluid through the body and is thermally coupled to the thermal transfer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: OVH
    Inventors: Henri Klaba, Ali Chehade, Hadrien Bauduin, Angelos Lyris
  • Patent number: 11635263
    Abstract: A heat dissipating device includes a first casing includes a recessed portion, and a second casing coupled to the first casing. The recessed portion at least partially defines an evaporator section of the heat dissipating device, a condenser section of the heat dissipating device is disposed surrounding the recessed portion, and the first casing and the second casing enclose an internal space of the heat dissipating device. The heat dissipating device further includes a plurality of first support structures arranged in the recessed portion, a plurality of second support structures arranged in the condenser section, and a plurality of heat transfer structures arranged in the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 11619453
    Abstract: The present application discloses a microchannel flat tube and a microchannel heat exchanger. The microchannel flat tube includes a flat tube body and a row of channels. The flat tube body includes a first plane, a second plane, a first side surface and a second side surface. The first side surface and the second side surface are arranged on opposite sides of the flat tube body. The row of channels is arranged in the flat tube body. The row of channels extends through the flat tube body. The row of channels extends through the flat tube body. The row of channels at least includes a first channel, a second channel and a third channel which are arranged in a width direction. Cross-sectional areas of the first channel, the second channel and the third channel in the width direction change according to an exponential function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: HANGZHOU SANHUA RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haobo Jiang, Li-Zhi Wang, Jian-Long Jiang, Lin-Jie Huang
  • Patent number: 11608259
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing device includes a housing, a receptacle, means for opening a beverage dispenser, a thermoelectric cooler, an aeration component, and a discharge nozzle. The housing has a flow path. The receptacle is for receiving a beverage container that houses a beverage and for discharging wine into the flow path. The means for opening the beverage container is for releasing beverage from the beverage container. The thermoelectric cooler is positioned in the housing for one of chilling or warming the beverage along the flow path. The aeration component is for aerating wine in the flow path. The discharge nozzle is coupled to the flow path for dispensing the beverage from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: LNJ Group, LLC
    Inventors: Marshal Chang, Jeremy M. Fallis, Jr., Brian Orme
  • Patent number: 11585228
    Abstract: A turbine vane is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: DOSAN ENERBILITY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Vincent Galoul, Simon Hauswirth, Richard Jones
  • Patent number: 11555420
    Abstract: A gear reduction reduces a speed of a fan rotor relative to a speed of a fan drive turbine. A fan case surrounds the fan rotor. A core engine has a compressor section and includes a low pressure compressor. The fan rotor delivers air into a bypass duct defined between the fan case and the core engine. A rigid connection between the fan case and the core engine includes a plurality of aft connecting members rigidly connected to the fan case, and to the core engine. A plurality of fan exit guide vanes are rigidly connected to the fan case, with the fan exit guide vanes including structural fan exit guide vanes which are rigidly connected to the core engine, and non-structural fan exit guide vanes, and the non-structural fan exit guide vanes being provided with an acoustic feature to reduce noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony R. Bifulco, David A. Topol
  • Patent number: 11555633
    Abstract: A heating and hot water supply system, including: a combustion unit combusting a fuel to generate a combustion gas; a heat exchange unit heating a heat medium and hot water according to heat exchange with the combustion gas; an exhaust unit that exhausting the combustion gas after heat exchange. The heat exchange unit includes a plate type heat exchanger by laminating vertically-upright rectangular plates with gaps, and is configured to heat the heat medium by causing the combustion gas and the heat medium to alternately flow through the gaps. An inlet for the heat medium is provided at lower corner of the plate type heat exchanger, a discharge opening for the heat medium is provided at upper corner farthest from the inlet, and a hot water passage through which hot water flows in the plate type heat exchanger is provided at upper corner above the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaki Kondo
  • Patent number: 11512907
    Abstract: A heat exchange tube and a heat exchanger are provided. A tube wall of the heat exchange tube includes a first wall and a second wall, a first segment of the first wall includes one of a first groove or a first protrusion, a second segment of the first wall includes one of a second groove or a second protrusion, a first segment of the second wall includes the other one of the first groove or the first protrusion, the first protrusion is arranged in the first groove, the second segment of the second wall includes the other one of the second groove or the second protrusion, and the second protrusion is arranged in the second groove. At least part of each of the first segment and the second segment of the first wall is arranged between the first segment and the second segment of the second wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SANHUA (HANGZHOU) MICRO CHANNEL HEAT EXCHANGER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhongyao Tong
  • Patent number: 11512608
    Abstract: A passive transpirational flow acoustic liner assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a guide vane assembly and a conduit configured to deliver airflow received from the guide vane. The guide vane assembly includes an airfoil having a transpirational flow acoustic liner. The acoustic liner includes a face sheet defining a portion of an outer surface of the airfoil and having a plurality of first apertures, a segmented member coupled to the face sheet and having a plurality of chambers in fluid communication with the outer surface via the plurality of first apertures, a backing sheet having a plurality of apertures and being coupled to the segmented member such that the segmented member is positioned between the face sheet and the backing sheet, and a plenum coupled to the backing sheet opposite the segmented member and fluidly connected to the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nigel David Sawyers-Abbott, Anthony R. Bifulco
  • Patent number: 11486604
    Abstract: A heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a furnace having a primary heat exchanger and a secondary heat exchanger, where the primary heat exchanger and the secondary heat exchanger form a heat exchange relationship between an airflow and an exhaust gas, and where the primary heat exchanger is positioned upstream of the secondary heat exchanger, a burner configured to generate the exhaust gas, a sensor configured to monitor an ambient temperature, and a control system configured to receive feedback from the sensor, compare the feedback to a threshold, operate the furnace in a first mode when the ambient temperature exceeds the threshold, and operate the furnace in a second mode when the ambient temperature is at or below the threshold, where the furnace operates above a condensation temperature when in the second mode, such that the exhaust gas does not condense when operating in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventor: Stephen C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11473860
    Abstract: In some respects, concepts disclosed herein generally concern systems, methods and components to detect a presence of a liquid externally of a desired primary flow path through a segment of a fluid circuit, e.g., throughout a cooling loop. Some disclosed concepts pertain to systems, methods, and components to direct seepage or leakage of a liquid coolant toward a lead-detection sensor. As but one example, some disclosed liquid-cooled heat exchangers incorporate a leak-detection sensor, which, in turn, can couple with a computing environment that monitors for detected leaks, and, responsive to an indication of a detected leak, invokes a task to control or to mitigate the detected leak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: CoolIT Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Holden, Kamal Mostafavi, Randy Kubik
  • Patent number: 11437668
    Abstract: A cooling plate (10) for controlling the temperature of at least one battery cell, in particular for a traction battery, having a frame (12), which forms a flow chamber (16) for a coolant to flow through, and a cover (14) of flexible design which delimits the flow chamber (16) in an at least partially fluid-tight manner and is provided for making thermal contact with the at least one battery cell. It is proposed that the cooling plate (10) has at least one supporting element (30), which is arranged within the flow chamber (16) and around which coolant can flow, for increasing the turbulence in the coolant flowing through the flow chamber (16) and for supporting the at least one battery cell, which supporting element makes mechanical contact with the cover (14) of flexible design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Schmitt, Andreas Ruehle, Benjamin Kopp
  • Patent number: 11371782
    Abstract: A cold plate heat exchanger for battery thermal management has first and second plates defining a plurality of fluid flow passages, with inlet and outlet ports proximate to a first end thereof. Each fluid flow passage has first and second ends communicating with respective inlet and outlet ports. One or more portions of each fluid flow passage are immediately adjacent to and in close proximity to a portion of another fluid flow passage or channel, such that heat energy will be transferred by conduction through the first and second plates between the fluid flow passages or channels, thereby providing enhanced heat transfer. The fluid flow passages or channels may be separated by a distance which is less than a width of one of the fluid flow passages or channels, and may be separated by a single rib which partially defines each of the fluid flow passages or channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Dana Canada Corporation
    Inventors: Farbod Vakilimoghaddam, Noman Rahim, Allan K. So, Lee M. Kinder, Michael Bardeleben, Benjamin A. Kenney
  • Patent number: 11337336
    Abstract: A cooling device including a container to which at least one heating element is thermally connected, a primary refrigerant, and a condensation tube through which a secondary refrigerant flows, wherein a container inner surface area increasing portion is formed on an inner surface of the container to which the heating element is thermally connected, and a plate-shaped member is provided, that includes a shielding portion that is located above the container inner surface area increasing portion in a direction of gravity and below the condensation tube in the direction of gravity, with at least a part of the shielding portion not immersed in the primary refrigerant in a liquid phase, and the plate-shaped member includes a support portion extending from the shielding portion, in a part of a periphery along an orthogonal direction to the direction of gravity, of the container inner surface area increasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Aoki, Yoshikatsu Inagaki, Kenya Kawabata, Yoshinori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11333450
    Abstract: A plate for a heat exchanger, intended to be arranged in a stack of plates, includes: —a main panel having a first edge and a second edge, opposite the first edge, and at least one first fin protruding from the main panel and capable of delimiting, with the main panel and an adjacent plate, a fluid flow path, wherein the first fin extends from the first edge of the main panel towards the second edge, without extending up to the second edge, so as to provide a first fluid passage between one end of the first fin and the second transverse edge where the fluid flow path forms a first baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Charles Bonnafous
  • Patent number: 11283123
    Abstract: Disclosed are a battery pack cooling system and a battery pack. The battery pack cooling system includes: a cooling pipeline, which is provided inside the battery pack, provided with an inlet and an outlet, and configured to cool a battery module; an inlet connecting pipe, which extends into the battery pack and is connected to the inlet, and is provided with a first fool-proofing structure; and an outlet connecting pipe, which extends into the battery pack and is connected to the outlet, and is provided with a second fool-proofing structure, the second fool-proofing structure being different from the first fool-proofing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yanlong Gu, Xiaoteng Huang
  • Patent number: 11280561
    Abstract: A current stabilization and pressure boosting device for evaporator is disclosed, comprising a heat-sinking module and an outer case, wherein the heat-sinking module is assembled by successively stacking a large number of heat-sinking components, with each of the heat-sinking components having a first board surface, a second board surface and a third board surface, so that the insides of such heat-sinking components form a semi-open inner flow channel, and a fourth board surface is further respectively provided at the two ends of the heat-sinking components opposite to the inner flow channel, and the heat-sinking module is respectively configured with a water injection channel and an air exhausting channel, and the heat-sinking module is installed inside the outer case and the outer lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: LDC PRECISION ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Feng Hsu, Cheng-Jen Liang, Chih-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 11268772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat transfer device, the heat transfer device includes a first plate like structure, and a second plate like structure, with the second plate like structure projecting from the first plate like structure, wherein both the second plate like structure and the first plate like structure each comprise one or more layers of graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Marcel Fruend, Jakub Korta
  • Patent number: 11228047
    Abstract: A system for overheating gases at the inlet of a SOEC/SOFC-type solid oxide stack, the stack including a main body that has first and second zones separated by a median plane, and inflow and outflow conduits, the zones include gas circulation circuits extending in the form of a spiral and communicating by means of a passage passing through the main body. A gas flow to be heated entering the inflow conduit circulates in the first gas circulation circuit and passes through the passage to then circulate in the second gas circulation circuit and in the conduit for the outflow of the reheated gases in order to reach the inlet of the SOEC/SOFC-type solid oxide stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Michel Planque, Charlotte Bernard, Magali Reytier, Guilhem Roux, Philippe Szynal
  • Patent number: 11143466
    Abstract: A heat transfer system including a fluid inlet; a fluid outlet; and a substrate in fluid communication with the fluid inlet and fluid outlet, the substrate including a heat exchange region having a heat transfer surface and a flow field adjacent the heat transfer surface, the flow field including a fluid flow area including an open region at the inlet, a heat transfer region in thermal communication with the heat exchange region, and a taper of the flow field cross-sectional area in the flow direction, wherein the flow field heat transfer region includes a plurality of spaced apart open enhancement features from 1 micron to 3 mm in size, and method for enhancing the heat transfer performance of an apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Rochester Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Satish G. Kandlikar
  • Patent number: 11105559
    Abstract: A structure of a drawn cup-type heat exchanger of improved pressure tightness is provided. A drawn cup-type heat exchanger is configured by stacking in plural number a long and thin tube element containing an inner fin inside a pair of cup plates. The cup plates have a flat containing portion containing the inner fin and a pair of cup portions communicating with both end portions of the containing portion; a circulation hole for communicating fluid into each of tube elements to be stacked is formed in the cup portions; and, to position both end portions in a longitudinal direction of the inner fin to be contained in front of the circulation hole of the cup portions, a corner portion is formed at at least one end portion in a width direction at both extremities in a longitudinal direction of the containing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: T.RAD CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Okubo, Taiji Sakai
  • Patent number: 11094611
    Abstract: A heat dissipating device which is liquid cooled includes a base and at least one heat dissipation fin connected to the base. The base includes a first cavity. The at least one heat dissipation fin comprising a second cavity communicating with the first cavity, the second cavity and the first cavity together form an accommodation cavity for accommodating a working fluid which forcefully applies cooling upon being heated sufficiently to be vaporized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHAN) CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhen-Quan Zhong, Qiao-Long Chen, Meng Fu
  • Patent number: 11085699
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has a pair of opposed walls and an interior space between the walls, and first and second areas located on opposite sides of a longitudinal axis, each adapted for thermal contact with a battery cell. Inlet and outlet ports are provided in the respective first and second areas, and a flow barrier extends along the longitudinal axis and separates the first and second areas. Fluid flow passages are defined in the first and second areas. A first crossover passage extends across the longitudinal axis from the inlet port to an inlet flow passage in the second area. A second crossover passage extends across the longitudinal axis from an outlet flow passage in the first area to the outlet port. A crossover housing is provided inside or outside the interior space and extends across the longitudinal axis, enclosing at least one of the first and second crossover passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Dana Canada Corporation
    Inventor: Garreth D. G. Graves
  • Patent number: 11002469
    Abstract: An integrated thermal superconducting plate heat exchanger and a manufacturing method thereof. The integrated thermal superconducting plate heat exchanger comprises a heat exchange plate of a composite plate structure, a fluid pipe having a certain structure shape and a thermal superconducting pipe having a certain structure shape are formed in the heat exchange plate; two ends of the fluid pipe are formed with openings; and the thermal superconducting pipe is an enclosed pipe and is filled with a heat transfer working medium therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG JIAXI OPTOELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juqiang Li, Junqiang Yang, Aixing Tong
  • Patent number: 10993326
    Abstract: A securing mechanism for retaining a CPU to an electrical connector mounted upon a top surface of the PCB, includes a fastening device mounted upon the top surface of the PCB beside the electrical connector, and a back plate mounted upon the undersurface of the PCB and located between the PCB and a metallic case. The fastening device cooperates with the back plate to be secured to the PCB via a first set of fixing units. The case forms an opening/recessed region to receive a thickened central region of the back plate and is secured to the back plate via a second set of fixing units surrounding said opening. The thickened central region is fully received within the opening in the vertical direction. The first set of fixing units are located in the central region of the back plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: FUDING PRECISION COMPONENTS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Heng-Kang Wu, Fu-Jin Peng
  • Patent number: 10986756
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus for an electrical component housing includes a fin configured to attach to the electrical component housing so as to conduct heat and cool the electrical component housing. The fin includes a first longitudinal portion and a second longitudinal portion, a first end, and a second end portion connecting the first and second longitudinal portions at a second end, the first longitudinal portion and the second longitudinal portion being disposed at a predetermined siatnce from each other at the first end, and the second end portion having a width that is greater than the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Alex Toh, John Corrigan, Doug Crouse, Kumud Patel
  • Patent number: 10962308
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger for solar heating includes a plurality of channels extending between an inlet and an outlet for conducting a heat transferring fluid. The plurality of channels is defined between a first plate and a second plate, the first and second plates being formed by stainless steel. Each of the plurality of channels has a single-curved extension between the inlet and the outlet as seen in a plane corresponding to the major surface extension of the first and second plates. Each of the plurality of channels has along at least a portion of its longitudinal extension a triangular or a chamfered triangular cross-section or a parallelogram or a chamfered parallelogram cross-section. The side walls of two adjacent channels define an angle ? corresponding to, or smaller than, 100 degrees and more preferred smaller than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventors: Per Sjödin, Mats Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10948239
    Abstract: The device and methods described herein relate to the isothermal heat transport through an intermittent liquid supply to an evaporator device, thereby enabling high evaporative heat transfer coefficients. A liquid and vapor mixture flows through miniature and micro-channels in an evaporator and addresses flow instabilities encountered in these channels as bubbles rapidly expand. Additionally, a high percentage of the fins are exposed to vapor and limit the required charge of refrigerant t within the system due to effective condensate removal in the condenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: J R Thermal LLC
    Inventor: Jeremy Rice
  • Patent number: 10907907
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a heat dissipation structure. The heat dissipation structure is adapted to accommodate a fluid and thermally contact a heat source. The heat dissipation structure includes a heat conductive plate and a channel arrangement. The heat conductive plate is configured to thermally contact the heat source. The channel arrangement is located on the heat conductive plate, and the channel arrangement includes a wider channel portion and a narrower channel portion. The wider channel portion is wider than the narrower channel portion, and the wider channel portion is connected to the narrower channel portion so that the channel arrangement forms a loop. The channel arrangement is configured to accommodate the fluid and allow the fluid to absorb heat generated by the heat source through the heat conductive plate so as to at least partially change phase of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Chuan Wang, Chang-Yu Hsieh, Shan-Yin Cheng, Hsiang-Fen Chou
  • Patent number: 10898956
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a copper bonded part in which a first copper member and a second copper member are bonded together. The first copper member and the second copper member are made of copper or a copper alloy, and at least one of the first copper member and the second copper member includes a copper porous body made of copper or a copper alloy. This manufacturing method has a bonding material disposing step S01 of disposing a bonding material between the first copper member and the second copper member, and a reduction sintering step S02 of heating and holding the first copper member, the second copper member, and the bonding material in a reducing atmosphere in a range of 600° C. or higher and 1,050° C. or lower. The bonding material contains a copper oxide or a mixture of metallic copper and the copper oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Kato, Koichi Kita
  • Patent number: 10835976
    Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing method for a cooler, including brazing: a cooling plate (10) made of an aluminum alloy containing 0.35 mass % to 0.9 mass % of Mg and 0.2 mass % to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON LIGHT METAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hirayama, Yuichi Kikuchi, Tatsunori Akimoto, Kazuhito Seki, Akihiro Mogi, Takao Otaki
  • Patent number: 10830051
    Abstract: An engine component can comprise a cooled surface adjacent to a cooling flow and a hot surface adjacent to a hot flow of fluid. The component can comprise a wall separating the hot and cooling flows, defining the cooled surface and the hot surface, and having a plurality of film holes disposed in the wall. At least one turbulator and at least one film hole inlet can be disposed on the cooled surface. The turbulator and the inlet can be arranged to provide a steady flow of cooling fluid to the film hole. One arrangement can comprise spacing the film hole inlet at least two turbulator heights from the turbulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Patent number: 10763645
    Abstract: A laser generation importing device adapted to be applied to the human body includes a tunable laser device. The tunable laser device includes a semiconductor chilling plate which is capable of adjusting temperature, the semiconductor chilling plate is provided with a laser emission array, and the laser emission array includes multiple independent laser units which are capable of emitting different wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Hua Shang
  • Patent number: 10648748
    Abstract: Provide is a cooler in which the number of components can be decreased and the space can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NIKKEI HEAT EXCHANGER COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhito Seki
  • Patent number: 10626782
    Abstract: A vehicle, internal combustion engine, exhaust system, housing includes housing shell areas (10, 12), which are connected together in a folded connection area (32). The folded connection area includes a folded edge area (20, 22), extending along a folded edge longitudinal axis (L), and a plurality of spaced apart crimped sections (24, 26), which extend essentially at right angles to the folded edge longitudinal axis (L) and away from the folded edge area (20, 22) and provide intermediate spaces (28, 30). Some of the crimped sections (24, 26), of one housing shell area mesh with an intermediate space formed between two crimped sections (24, 26) of another housing shell area and overlap the folded edge area (20, 22) of the other housing shell area (10, 12) such that the folded edge area (20, 22) of the other housing shell area (10, 12) is held between the crimped sections (24, 26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Harald Gerlich
  • Patent number: 10617044
    Abstract: An in-vehicle power conversion device includes a drive unit, a casing and a plurality of busbars. The drive unit converts and transmits electric power. The casing includes electrical input-output parts and a main body. The main body includes a housing portion that houses the drive unit, and a lid body that closes the housing portion. The busbars electrically connect the drive unit and the electrical input-output parts of the casing to and from which electric power is inputted and outputted. The electrical input-output parts are routed outside of the casing. The busbars have heat-dissipating portions that are arranged along the casing to transfer heat to the casing outside of the housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Umino
  • Patent number: 10544961
    Abstract: A flue shield is described for use within HVAC systems and inside of a combustion chamber. The flue shield can be installed around the burner and within the combustion chamber to help dissipate heat that builds up as a result of the combustion of gas and air. Extensions from the flue shield extend through holes in the combustion chamber and into tubes of a heat exchanger. An air gap is created between the flue shield and the inner surfaces of the combustion chamber and heat exchanger tubes. Installation of a flue shield provides better efficiency than insulation solutions, reduces stresses on the heat exchanger, and provides safety benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn W. Kowald
  • Patent number: 10518367
    Abstract: One aspect of this disclosure provides a heat exchanger that comprises a first panel half coupled to a corresponding second panel half that form a passageway having at least a first chamber adjacent an inlet end of the passageway and a second chamber and overlapping interference patterns formed in each of the first and second panel halves that extend along at least a portion of the length of the passageway and located between at least the first and second chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Donald N. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10512197
    Abstract: A power converting device includes a heat sink including a heat sink base portion on an upper face side of which a depressed portion forming a refrigerant channel is provided and a heat sink upper plate covering the depressed portion of the heat sink base portion, wherein the refrigerant channel is sealed using a channel seal provided in an outer peripheral portion of the heat sink upper plate, an upper case caused to cover an upper face side of the heat sink, a lower case caused to cover a lower face side of the heat sink, and a terminal block forming a waterproofing wall that encloses a power module projecting from an upper face of the heat sink upper plate between the power module on the heat sink upper plate and the channel seal in the upper case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Ishibashi, Yuji Kuramoto, Toshio Watanabe