Opposed Plates Or Shells Patents (Class 165/170)
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
  • Patent number: 10492343
    Abstract: A vehicle power system may include a power module assembly having a plurality of alternating heatsinks and phase legs arranged in a deck. Each of the phase legs includes a semiconductor switch in contact with a dielectric layer. The dielectric layer is sandwiched between the switch and one of the heatsinks such that heat generated by the switch is transferred to the heatsink via the dielectric. At least one of the heatsinks may define a coolant channel. The coolant channel may be U-shaped. The coolant channel may have inlet and outlet regions. The inlet region may be opposite the outlet region. The coolant channel may have a divider to segregate ingress and egress coolant paths. The coolant channel may have obstructions to form a tortuous path. The obstructions may be wavy fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Guangyin Lei, Michael W. Degner, Edward Chan-Jiun Jih
  • Patent number: 10443957
    Abstract: A cooling plate that includes: a plate that is attached to a heat generating element; feed flow paths and return flow paths for coolant that are alternatingly arranged along a plate face of the plate; and a plurality of coolant flow paths that are formed in a plurality of levels within the plate closer to the heat generating element than the feed flow paths and the return flow paths, the plurality of coolant flow paths placing adjacent paths of the feed flow paths and the return flow paths in parallel communication through each of the levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Shunichi Kikuchi, Yoshihisa Iwakiri, Naoaki Nakamura, Takayoshi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10443955
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tube (1) with a reservoir of phase-change material for a heat exchange bundle (100) of a heat exchanger, said tube (1) with a reservoir of phase-change material including: two flow plates (3) which are configured to be assembled with one another in a fluid-tight fashion and form at least one duct (31) in which a first heat-transfer fluid flows between said flow plates (3), at least one reservoir plate (5) including cavities (51), said reservoir plate (5) being configured so that it can be assembled in fluid-tight fashion on an external face of one of the two flow plates (3) so as to close the cavities (51) and form housings for the phase-change material, said cavities (51) projecting from the external face of the reservoir plate (5) so that that a second heat-transfer fluid can circulate between said cavities (51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Frédéric Tison, Sylvain Moreau, Lionel Robillon, Aurélie Bellenfant, François Busson
  • Patent number: 10396415
    Abstract: A cooling plate with a structural plate and a cover plate, wherein the structural plate has a channel-like recess which is enclosed by a raised edge region. The cover plate rests on the raised edge region and covers the channel-like recess in order to form a channel. Openings with connection elements arranged at the openings are provided in the structural plate and/or in the cover plate in order to let a fluid into the channel and to let a fluid out of the channel. A first mounting opening, which is in the form of a round hole, and a second mounting opening, which is in the form of an elongate hole, are provided in both the structural plate and in the cover plate, the respective first and second mounting openings being aligned with one another in order to receive a pin for fixing the two plates during a soldering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Foerster, Daniel Hendrix, Stefan Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10392687
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a metal assembly including an aluminum sheet and at least one metal sheet. An aluminum sheet is treated by heating to a temperature of between 80% and 100% of the melting temperature of the material of which it is comprised for a sufficiently long duration to create and stabilize an alpha alumina layer at the surface of the aluminum sheet. The sheet is then cooled. A metal sheet having a ductility less than or equal to the ductility of the aluminum sheet after cooling is provided, which has surface irregularities having a depth greater than or equal to the thickness of the alpha alumina layer. The aluminum sheet and the metal sheet are roll bonded in a rolling mill to produce the metal assembly, wherein the rolling mill includes at least one cylinder, the outer rolling surface of which is provided with raised portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), CNAM-Conservatoire National Des Arts Et Metiers, Ecole Normale Superieure De Cachan
    Inventors: Laurent Prevond, Nicolas Collard, Renaud Caplain, Pierre Francois
  • Patent number: 10350684
    Abstract: A method of forming a cooling hole structure on a turbine component. The turbine component has a component wall with inner and outer surfaces. A bore passes through the component wall and fluidly connects the inner surface and the outer surface. The method includes the steps of: A) forming a recess communicating with the bore and the outer surface; and B) using an additive manufacturing process to form an exit region in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Patent number: 10259064
    Abstract: A two-phase heat transfer system includes an evaporator unit configured to receive heat from a source, a liquid line fluidly connected to the evaporator unit, a vapor line fluidly connected to the evaporator unit, and a condenser. The condensing unit includes a thermal capacitance device and a condenser integrated with the thermal capacitance device. Methods of forming a thermal storage unit include preparing a honeycomb core to receive a phase change material, metallurgically bonding end pieces to the core, to thermally link the end pieces to the core, and bonding the end pieces together to form a seal for holding the phase change material within the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Bugby, Edward J. Kroliczek, Jessica Maria Kester
  • Patent number: 10264706
    Abstract: A phase change evaporator includes multiple heat-dissipating fins formed on an evaporator body of the evaporator. A cooling device includes the evaporator, a condenser, a coolant output pipe and a coolant return pipe connected between the evaporator and the condenser, and coolant filled inside a closed coolant circulation loop formed by the evaporator, the condenser, the coolant output pipe and the coolant return pipe. When the evaporator body absorbs heat, the coolant inside the evaporator body is converted into a gaseous state by the heat and then quickly dissipates the heat absorbed thereby through the heat-dissipating fins for a part of the gaseous coolant to be condensed to resume heat absorption and for the remaining part to flow to the condenser through the coolant output pipe to be condensed to a liquid state and return to the evaporator body along the coolant return pipe for heat absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Man Zai Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng Wan, Cheng-Chien Wan, Hao-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10215031
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine component includes first and second walls spaced apart from one another to provide a cooling passage. First and second trip strips are respectively provided on the first and second walls and arranged to face one another. The first and second trip strips are arranged in an interleaved fashion with respect to one another in a direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jaime G. Ghigliotty, Edward F. Pietraszkiewicz, Dominic J. Mongillo, Jr., Christopher Corcoran
  • Patent number: 10207376
    Abstract: An oil cooler has a core portion (1) formed of stacked core plates (5), a bottom plate (2), a second bottom plate (3) and a top plate (4), and these are brazed in a furnace. The core plate (5) has oil communication ports (13), cooling water communication ports (14) and an oil outlet port (15). The lower end core plate (5) has a boss portion (16) surrounding the cooling water communication port (14) and a boss portion (17) surrounding the oil outlet port (15). Opening portions (32, 33) opposite to the boss portions (16, 17) are formed through the bottom plate (2). Therefore, at the time of the brazing, a melted brazing material is not excessively gathered in the boss portion (16, 17) because the melted brazing material is absorbed in the opening portions (32, 33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Shozo Wakamatsu, Masahiro Ariyama, Kenji Wada
  • Patent number: 10180289
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for cooling batteries in hybrid or electric vehicles includes a plurality of spaced apart, discrete heat exchanger panels, each having a coolant inlet manifold section, a coolant outlet manifold section, and a plurality of coolant flow passages extending between the inlet and outlet manifold sections. The inlet and outlet manifold sections of the discrete panels are connected by tubes to define continuous coolant inlet and outlet manifolds, each having a coolant opening. The flow of coolant through discrete panels may be balanced by providing the fluid flow passages of the panels with various cross-sectional areas and/or hydraulic diameters, depending partly on the proximity of each panel to the coolant opening. In an embodiment, where the panels are formed from pairs of stamped plates, variation of the cross-sectional area and/or hydraulic diameter of the coolant flow passages may be achieved by deliberately offsetting the plates during assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Dana Canada Corporation
    Inventors: Doug Vanderwees, Michael A. Martin
  • Patent number: 10161691
    Abstract: A cooling bond pad and methods are disclosed. A plurality of internal-cooling channels cool the cooling bond pad, and an internal-flow channel is coupled to the internal-cooling channels, and directs an internal-coolant flow to the internal-cooling channels. An external-flow channel directs a through-coolant flow through the cooling bond pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Karen M. Jost, Gayl J. Miller, Donald E. Bowdle
  • Patent number: 10126063
    Abstract: Tubular radiant element for industrial plants and the like, made of a metal material resistant to high temperatures, including at least one vertical tubular portion, optionally at least a curved tubular portion, provided with a surface (S), including at least one radiation and stiffening means arranged on at least a portion of the surface (S) of the tubular radiant element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Massimiliano Bisson
  • Patent number: 10037928
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a metal circuit plate, a metallic heat diffusing plate disposed below the metal circuit plate and having an upper surface and a lower surface, a metallic heat dissipating plate below the heat diffusing plate, an insulating substrate disposed between the metal circuit plate and the heat diffusing plate, and an insulating substrate disposed between the heat diffusing plate and the heat dissipating plate. A grain diameter of metal grains contained in the heat diffusing plate decreases from each of the upper surface and the lower surface of the heat diffusing plate toward a center portion of the heat diffusing plate in a thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Narutoshi Ogawa, Kensou Ochiai, Noritaka Niino, Shinichi Kooriyama, Masashi Konagai
  • Patent number: 10022507
    Abstract: A fluid warming device may include a housing comprising a main body, a heat exchange body receiving compartment, and a cover movably coupled to the main body between an open position and a closed position; a heater assembly disposed within the main body and having a heat conducting surface disposed proximate the heat exchange body receiving compartment; and a heat exchange body removably disposable in the heat exchange body receiving compartment of the main body and having an input port and an output port to couple the heat exchange body to tubing to flow a fluid to be warmed through the heat exchange body. In another aspect, a fluid warming system increases or decreases power to a heater assembly to adjust the fluid temperature to ensure that the fluid is at an appropriate temperature when it reaches the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: David E. Cassidy
  • Patent number: 10017073
    Abstract: A vehicle power module assembly is provided. The assembly may include a first frame, a second frame, and power stages. The first frame may define a first pair of coolant cavities. The second frame may define a second pair of coolant cavities in communication with the first pair of cavities to define a serial coolant path. Each of the frames may house one of the power stages disposed between the respective pairs of cavities such that coolant flowing through the cavities is in thermal communication with the power stages. The assembly may further include a pair of endplates, one of which defines a channel to divert coolant from a last of the pair of coolant cavities to the outlet cutouts in substantial registration with one another. Each of the first frame and second frame may further define a pass-through fluidly connecting the pair of coolant cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Guangyin Lei, Michael W. Degner, Edward Chan-Jiun Jih
  • Patent number: 10014236
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an insulating substrate, semiconductor elements and a cooling device. The cooling device includes a heat radiation substrate, fins, and a cooling case of a box-like shape that accommodates the fins and has a bottom wall and side walls. An introducing port and a discharge port for a cooling liquid are provided diagonally in a pair of side walls provided along the longitudinal direction of the assembly of the fins, among the side walls of the cooling case. A diffusion wall facing the introducing port is provided inside the cooling case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Adachi
  • Patent number: 9964423
    Abstract: A device for determining the mass flow of a fluid includes a line for conducting the fluid in a flow direction to a contact with a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger has a surface temperature which is constant in the flow direction. The device also includes a first temperature measuring position upstream from the exchanger for determining a first fluid temperature, a second temperature measuring position downstream from the heat exchanger for determining a second fluid temperature, and a third temperature measuring position for detecting the surface temperature of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Steffen Grohmann
  • Patent number: 9933214
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger reduces the cross-sectional diameter of channels and suppresses clogging of the channels with a brazing material. First heat transfer plates each include a plurality of rows of inverse V-shaped waves formed on its surface, and second heat transfer plates each include a plurality of rows of V-shaped waves formed on its surface are alternately stacked. The intersections of the waves are joined by brazing. Further, a distance (L) between joint points in the short-axis direction of the heat transfer plates and a fillet dimension (f) in the short-axis direction of the heat transfer plates satisfy a relation 0?((L?f)/L)×100?40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Daisuke Ito
  • Patent number: 9929447
    Abstract: The invention refers to a cooling device (10) for a vehicle battery with at least one coolant line (12) and at least one separate clamping element (14), which is made of an elastic material, for pressing the coolant line (12) directly up against a flat surface of the vehicle battery. The coolant line (12) is flat, with an essentially flat upper surface (13) for contact with the flat face of the vehicle battery. The invention also concerns a vehicle battery assembly (100) with a vehicle battery that contains multiple battery elements (102) and a cooling device (10) such as that mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Roland Haussmann
  • Patent number: 9911532
    Abstract: A high density capacitor comprises a housing having a cavity, and a plurality of capacitors forming at least one capacitor bank disposed in the housing cavity. A native cooling fluid is disposed in the cavity, and a heat exchanger is coupled to the housing. A pump is configured to circulate the native cooling fluid from the cavity, through the heat exchanger, through the spacings along an outer surface of each of the capacitors to cool the capacitors using forced convection. The heat exchanger is configured to communicate a secondary fluid through the heat exchanger and draw heat from the native cooling fluid flowing through the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger may have a plenum having a plurality of openings configured to dispense the native cooling fluid from the heat exchanger proximate the at least one capacitor bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Anurag Gupta, Robert R. Lopez, Stephen B. Kuznetsov
  • Patent number: 9895957
    Abstract: A heating device for a vehicle and a method for operating the heating device includes a flow path for a heat transport medium and an electrical heating arrangement for heating the heat transport medium on a heating section of the flow path. The heating section has at least two channels running in a serpentine pattern, through which the heat transport medium can flow in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: WEBASTO SE
    Inventors: Daniel Eckert, Fritz Wegener, Florian Larisch
  • Patent number: 9890946
    Abstract: A steam generator includes: a water storage chamber which stores water therein, at least one heating portion which heats water in the water storage chamber to generate steam, a water supply device which supplies the water storage chamber with water, a steam spout port which spouts the steam generated in the water storage chamber therethrough, and a plurality of fins positioned below the steam spout port in a steam-generating direction and spaced from one another, wherein a first distance between the plurality of fins differs from a second distance between an inner wall side surface of the water storage chamber and the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Masaki Shibuya, Yuji Hayakawa, Kuniaki Abe
  • Patent number: 9873309
    Abstract: A radiant heater air-conditioning system includes: a heater main body having a heating portion energized to generate heat so as to radiate a radiant heat into a vehicle interior; an energization setting unit that sets an energization enable state for enabling energization of the heating portion and an energization disable state for disabling the energization of the heating portion; and an air-conditioning control apparatus that controls an air-conditioning output of a heating operation in the vehicle interior. The air-conditioning control apparatus reduces the air-conditioning output when the energization enable state is set, compared with when the energization disable state is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sagou, Koji Ota, Asami Okamoto, Manabu Maeda, Takuya Kataoka
  • Patent number: 9795057
    Abstract: A liquid cooled coldplate has a tub with an inlet port and an outlet port and a plurality of pockets recessed within a top surface of the tub. Each pocket has a peripheral opening and a ledge, the ledge disposed inwardly and downwardly from the peripheral opening. The inlet port and outlet port are in fluid communication with the pocket via an inlet slot and an outlet slot. A plurality of cooling plates are each received by a pocket and recessed within the pocket. Each cooling plate comprises an electronics side for receiving electronics and enhanced side for cooling the cooling plate. The enhanced side of the cooling plate comprises a plurality of pins formed by micro deformation technology. The tub may be formed by extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew A. Reeves, Robert Scott Holland, Sy-Jenq Loong
  • Patent number: 9746254
    Abstract: A thermal energy transfer device attached to an object to dissipate thermal energy from the object is described. In one aspect, the device includes a non-metal base plate and first and second non-metal plate structures. The base plate includes at least one groove on one of its primary surfaces. An edge of the first plate structure is received in a first groove of the at least one groove of the base plate. An edge of the second plate structure is received in a second groove of the at least one groove of the base plate. At least the first groove or the second groove is a V-notch groove such that the edge of the first plate structure or the edge of the second plate structure that is received in the first groove or the second groove is interlockingly received in the V-notch groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Gerald Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9723950
    Abstract: A food cabinet is provided that includes an enclosure with an access door, shelves carried by and vertically arranged within the enclosure, and a heat transfer arrangement. The heat transfer arrangement includes a pump, fluid conduits coupled with the pump and associated with the shelves of the enclosure, a primary tank, and an auxiliary tank. The primary tank is fluidly connected to the pump and contains a heat transfer medium. The auxiliary tank is coupled with the primary tank and provides make-up heat transfer medium to the primary tank. Also provided is a method of warming food using such a food cabinet that includes the steps of placing a food item on one of the shelves, heating the heat transfer medium to a temperature between 200° F. and 250° F., and pumping the heat transfer medium through the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Tim P. Tippman, Barry L. Tippmann
  • Patent number: 9693489
    Abstract: Provided are a cooling flow channel module for a power conversion device, in which a structure of a cooling flow channel for cooling a power conversion device including an inverter or an LDC is simplified to facilitate manufacturing and assembling, and a power conversion device including the same. The cooling flow channel module includes an intake flow channel, a discharge flow channel disposed to be parallel to the intake flow channel, and a cooling pipe configured to connect the intake flow channel and the discharge flow channel and cool the heating element disposed thereabove or therebelow, wherein a plurality of cooling pipes are provided and connect a side portion of the intake flow channel and a side portion of the discharge flow channel disposed to be parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Seop Park
  • Patent number: 9677823
    Abstract: Heat exchanger having a housing, having a first fluid port and having a second fluid port, wherein the housing is in fluid communication with a fluid source via the fluid ports, wherein the housing can be traversed by a flow of a fluid, wherein the housing is of multi-part design and has a housing upper part and a housing lower part, wherein the housing upper part and/or the housing lower part has a base region and an at least partially encircling turned-up edge region, wherein housing the two parts are formed from a plastic or a fiber composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Caroline Schmid, Michael Moser, Nikolaus Daubitzer, Holger Schroth, Heiko Neff, Dominique Raible, Anton Kierig, Thomas Schiehlen
  • Patent number: 9669587
    Abstract: A composite structure is fabricated by staging at least a portion of an uncured, first composite component. The first composite component is assembled with a second composite component, and the staged portion of the first composite component is cocured with the second composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Karl M. Nelson, Joseph L. Hafenrichter, Kurtis S. Willden
  • Patent number: 9624779
    Abstract: A thermal management article, a method for forming a thermal management article and a thermal management method are disclosed. Forming a thermal management article includes forming a duct adapted to be inserted into a groove on the surface of a substrate, and attaching the duct to the groove so that the top outer surface of the duct is substantially flush with the surface of the substrate. Thermal management of a substrate includes transporting a fluid through the duct of a thermal management article to alter the temperature of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Edward Schick, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Benjamin Paul Lacy, Yan Cui, Brian Lee Tollison
  • Patent number: 9618240
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerant cooling and/or condensing apparatus, system and method. Specifically, the present invention provides a cooling apparatus for cooling and condensing refrigerant from air conditioners, refrigerators, and other like mechanical cooling devices for collecting the same. Specifically, the cooling apparatus comprises a cold plate having a cooling coil, a heat plate with one or more heat sinks attached thereto wherein heat is transferred from the cold plate to the heat plate, and a fan for cooling the heat plate, further wherein gaseous refrigerant is sent through the coil, and heat is removed therefrom and transferred to the heat plate. The cooled refrigerant is then easily collected in a tank or other receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Randy Prohaska
  • Patent number: 9567871
    Abstract: An impeller retention apparatus is provided. The impeller retention apparatus includes a bearing element, a rotatable gear shaft rotatably supported within an outer body by the bearing element, an impeller disposed about and coupled to the rotatable gear shaft to rotate with the rotatable gear shaft, a preload spacer and a flexible coupling. The preload spacer is disposed along the rotatable gear shaft between the impeller and the bearing element and includes a forward preload spacer end abutting an aft end of the bearing element, an aft preload spacer end abutting a forward face of the impeller and an elastic element that biases the impeller away from the bearing element in an axial direction along the rotatable gear shaft. The flexible coupling is coupled to the rotatable gear shaft such that the outer body and the flexible coupling cooperatively define an annulus from which the impeller receives an airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas L. Tully, Jr., Daniel Vincent Brown, Yuriy Gmirya
  • Patent number: 9556524
    Abstract: A temperature regulator or the like that can circulate a desired thermal medium and efficiently transfer the heat of the thermal medium is provided. The temperature regulator includes a pipe that is made of a metal or alloy with corrosion resistance to a predetermined thermal medium and that serves as a flow path for circulating the thermal medium; and a plate in which the pipe is buried, wherein the plate is formed by accelerating powder made of aluminum (Al) or alloy together with a gas and thereafter spraying the powder remaining in a solid phase toward the pipe so that the powder is deposited on the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kayamoto, Gou Takahara
  • Patent number: 9551264
    Abstract: A marine propulsion device and a method of making a marine propulsion device including an internal combustion engine that discharges exhaust gases. The internal combustion engine has first and second castings. A first exhaust flow passage is in the first casting and a second exhaust flow passage is in the second casting. The second exhaust flow passage has a first and second leg that are transversely oriented to each other. A catalyst is disposed in the second exhaust flow passage and configured to treat the exhaust gases. A flow control element is between the first and second flow passages. The flow control element forms a smooth transition that is devoid of edges such that the exhaust gases flow across and are dispersed by the flow control element before being treated by the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Gregg D. Langenfeld, David J. Hilbert
  • Patent number: 9516786
    Abstract: An electric equipment includes: an electric component box; a control board accommodated in the electric component box and provided thereon with a heat-generating electric component; a heat sink thermally connected with the electric component; and a sheet material provided between the electric component box and the control board, wherein the sheet material is made of an elastic material and provided with an opening section through which the heat sink projects outward, the opening section is provided with a convex section formed integrally with the sheet material and configured to be elastically deformed to engage the sheet material with the heat sink, and the electric component box is provided with a heat sink hole through which the heat sink and the convex section project outward of the electric component box. An air conditioner is provided with such electric equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Tian Lan, Kenji Gajina
  • Patent number: 9470426
    Abstract: An air-conditioning system includes a plurality of liquid desiccant in-ceiling units, each installed in a building for treating air in a space in the building. Dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) for providing a stream of treated outside air to the building are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: 7AC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter F. Vandermeulen
  • Patent number: 9441523
    Abstract: A channel system is disclosed for optimizing the relation between pressure drop and heat, moisture and/or mass transfer of fluids flowing through the system. In at least one embodiment, the channel system includes at least one channel having at least one channel wall and at least one flow director having a height, the flow director extending in a fluid flow direction and transversely to the channel. It further includes an upstream portion, a downstream portion and an intermediate portion between the upstream and downstream portions, the upstream portion deviating, in the fluid flow direction, from the channel wall inwardly into the channel, and the downstream portion returning, in the fluid flow direction, towards the channel wall, wherein a transition between the intermediate portion and the downstream portion is curved with a radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Sven Melker Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9395126
    Abstract: Superalloy components, such as steam and gas turbine blades or vanes, are cooled during welding fabrication or repair, so as to reduce likelihood of weld metal and weld heat affected zone cracking during weld solidification and during post weld heat treatment. More particularly the invention relates to cooling superalloy steam and gas turbine components, such as turbine blades or vanes during weld repair. A heat sink apparatus includes a heat sink having a first surface adapted for abutting orientation with a turbine component second surface; and a non-gaseous, conformable, heat conductive material adapted for conforming contact with both surfaces. The heat conductive material fills gaps between the heat sink and turbine component abutting surfaces, and facilitates enhanced conductive heat transfer, in order to minimize negative heat effects from welding. The apparatus may be incorporated in a cooling system that varies heat sink cooling capacity in response to sensed component temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald J. Bruck, Ahmed Kamel