Temperature Responsive Or Control Patents (Class 165/287)
  • Patent number: 10982907
    Abstract: A heat pipe includes one or more reservoirs of liquid that are closed at lower temperatures and open at higher temperatures. The opening of the reservoirs at higher temperatures caused by higher power levels dynamically increases the amount of liquid in the heat pipe, which increases performance of the heat pipe at higher power levels. As the heat pipe cools, the liquid condenses and flows back into the reservoirs. As the heat pipe continues to cool, the reservoirs close. The result is a heat pipe that is more efficient at lower power levels and still maintains high efficiency at higher power levels due to the demand-based charging of the liquid based on temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Anderl, Bret P. Elison, Phillip V. Mann, Arvind K. Sinha
  • Patent number: 10960785
    Abstract: The battery thermal management system includes a battery pack, a circulation subsystem, and a heat exchanger. The system can optionally include a cooling system, a reservoir, a de-ionization filter, a battery charger, and a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Joby Aero, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest Villanueva, Nathaniel Martin, JoeBen Bevirt, Jonathan Wagner, Kevin Witt, Brian Uznanski, Austin Newman
  • Patent number: 10921000
    Abstract: A sound level control system for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is provided. The sound level control system comprises an outdoor unit with a compressor, an outdoor fan, and an outdoor controller and a communication device located at a predefined distance from the outdoor unit. The communication device measures sound levels in response to operating the outdoor unit. The outdoor controller is configured to receive a first noise level limit for a predefined time period, receive an instruction related to selective control of the outdoor unit, selectively control both of the compressor to rotate at a first compressor speed and the outdoor fan to rotate at a first fan speed based on the noise level limit for the predefined time period, and receive information related to whether a sound pressure level at a predefined location exceeds the first noise level limit for the predefined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Chitrala, Don A. Schuster, John Hughes, Karl J. Mutchnik
  • Patent number: 10808959
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes: an air conditioner configured to supply air-conditioning air; and an air conditioner control device configured to control the air conditioner. The air conditioner includes: an outside air passage, through which outside air flows; a return air passage, through which return air flows; an outside air heat exchanger; a return air heat exchanger; an outside air vaporizing humidifier configured to humidity the outside air by utilizing evaporation of water; and a return air vaporizing humidifier configured to humidify the return air by utilizing evaporation of water. The air conditioner control device includes a first vaporizing cooler configured to operate at least one of the humidifiers to perform vaporization cooling of the air-conditioning air while preventing the air-conditioning air from exchanging heat with a heat exchange medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KIMURA KOHKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Kimura, Mitsuo Morita, Takayuki Ishida, Kazuya Goto, Hidekazu Sato
  • Patent number: 10773586
    Abstract: A motor vehicle with a cooling system, comprising an electric traction motor, an ambient heat exchanger, a bypass to the ambient heat exchanger, a traction battery, a coolant heater, a coolant-refrigerant heat exchanger of an air conditioner, a first coolant pump, and a second coolant pump that are directly or indirectly connected or connectable to one another via coolant lines and a distribution system, characterized in that, in a first functional position of the distribution system, coolant is conveyable, by means of the first coolant pump, in a first coolant circuit that includes the traction motor, the bypass to the ambient heat exchanger, and the coolant-refrigerant heat exchanger, and coolant is conveyable, by means of the second coolant pump, in a second coolant circuit, separate from the first coolant circuit, that includes the traction battery and the coolant heater, and in a second functional position of the distribution system, coolant is conveyable, by means of the first coolant pump, in a third c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Stefan Lucke, Tobias Schulze, Robert Stelzner, Ulf Reuters
  • Patent number: 10753656
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is provided including a first manifold, a second manifold separated from the first manifold, and a plurality of heat exchanger tubes arranged in spaced parallel relationship fluidly coupling the first and second manifolds. A first end of each heat exchange tube extends partially into an inner volume of the first manifold and has an inlet formed therein. A distributor is positioned within the inner volume of the first manifold. At least a portion of the distributor is arranged within the inlet formed in the first end of one or more of the plurality of heat exchange tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael F. Taras, Tobias H. Sienel, Kazuo Saito, Arindom Joardar, Bruce J. Poplawski
  • Patent number: 10752126
    Abstract: A module-based framework evaluates designs of advanced start stop systems, particularly 12V advanced start stop systems. The framework separates vehicle and battery analysis and uses a power profile to evaluate different designs of the vehicles and batteries. Particularly, the framework can evaluate different battery solutions and compare performances as a function of drive cycles, motor size, and electrical loads. In addition to modeling, actual batteries are tested for the same power inputs for validating performance differences. This framework identifies performance limiting components for determination of the vehicle system component optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Zhenli Zhang, Zhihong H. Jin, Tom M. Watson
  • Patent number: 10716245
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cooling include one or more computing structures, a heat rejection system configured to cool coolant, and one or more heat exchangers configured to selectively transfer heat from coolant in the intra-structure cooling system to coolant in the heat rejection system. Each computing structure includes one or more cooled servers and an intra-structure cooling system configured to selectively provide coolant to the one or more cooled servers. A controller is configured to adjust cooling of the coolant in accordance with ambient temperature information, to decrease cooling of the coolant if the coolant temperature falls below a first coolant threshold temperature by disengaging one or more heat exchangers, and to turn on additional servers if the coolant temperature is below the first cool and threshold and all heat exchangers have been disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy J. Chainer, Pritish R. Parida
  • Patent number: 10693202
    Abstract: A battery for a vehicle and a method for controlling the same are provided. The battery includes a housing in which a plurality of battery cells are disposed and a thermoelectric element that is disposed between the plurality of battery cells and provided with electrodes connected in a zigzag configuration. Since heat flows in a lengthwise direction of the battery cells, heat transfer efficiency with respect to the battery cells is significantly improved. By directly attaching the thermoelectric element to the battery cell, a gap between the battery cells is reduced, and a temperature of each battery cell is individually managed with ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yong Hwan Choi, Hae Kyu Lim, Gun Goo Lee
  • Patent number: 10658714
    Abstract: A method of controlling the battery system of an electric vehicle includes detecting a thermal event in a first battery pack of a plurality of battery packs of the battery system, and at least partially powering down the electric vehicle automatically in response to the detected thermal event. The method may also include initiating a thermal rejection scheme in response to the detected thermal event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Proterra Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Grace, Brian Pevear
  • Patent number: 10571206
    Abstract: An assembly useable with a cooling system is provided herein. The assembly includes a support member, a channel, and a fluid control mechanism. The support member includes a receiving member formed therein to receive a thermal member. The channel is formed within the support member to carry a fluid therethrough. The fluid control mechanism is along the channel to control the flow of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Allen Moore, John P. Franz, Tahir Cader, Michael Lawrence Sabotta
  • Patent number: 10538302
    Abstract: A dehumidification system for a marine vessel includes a dehumidifier having a supply and return. The dehumidifier is supported in an interior space of the marine vessel, separated from the outside ambient environment. The supply provides dehumidifier to air through dedicated ducting to one or more locations throughout the vessel. The return includes dedicated ducting that draws air from a return grate located away from any doors on the vessel that are open directly to the outside ambient air. For example, the return grill is positioned in a space below deck. The dehumidification system includes a controller that is positioned near the return grate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: RITEAIRE MARINE LLC
    Inventors: Theodore J Reese, Hector A Escardo
  • Patent number: 10466189
    Abstract: A calorimeter head and an associated system are provided. The calorimeter head provides symmetric circumferential laminar flow parallel to the bottom plane of a substrate plate of the calorimeter head. The calorimeter head defines a cavity which employs multiple tangentially arranged inlets for receipt of a flow of coolant from a control unit of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University
    Inventors: Federico M. Sciammarella, Joseph S. Santner, Matthew J. Gonser, Justin Whiting, Daniel Nikolov
  • Patent number: 10457114
    Abstract: Disclosed are active engine compartment venting systems, methods for making and using such systems, and vehicles equipped with an active engine compartment vent and control logic for operating the vent. A method is disclosed for regulating operation of an active venting device fluidly coupled to a vent in an engine hood of a motor vehicle. The method includes a vehicle controller determining if a calibrated vehicle venting condition exists, and determining if a calibrated vehicle speed condition exists. Responsive to determining that the calibrated vehicle venting condition exists, the controller commands the active venting device to transition to an open state and thereby unobstruct the vent and allow venting fluid flow therethrough. Conversely, in response to determining that the calibrated vehicle speed condition exists, the controller commands the active venting device to transition to a closed state to thereby obstruct the vent and restrict venting fluid flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Steven A. Del Gaizo, William Fang, Ethan A. McMillan
  • Patent number: 10272796
    Abstract: A cooling structure for a battery pack is provided. The battery pack is positioned in a luggage space of a vehicle. The cooling structure includes an intake port, a blower, a first duct, and a second duct. An intake port is positioned in an occupant space. A blower is positioned on a side opposite to the occupant space across the battery pack, and configured to supply air blowing in from the intake port to the battery pack. A first duct is configured to connect the intake port and an inflow port of the blower to each other. A second duct is configured to connect an outflow port of the blower and a suction port of the battery pack to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masatoshi Kouno
  • Patent number: 10245697
    Abstract: A method for controlling a temperature adjustment system of a machine tool is provided. With the method, a temperature rise value ?Tk of a main spindle device after stopping of rotation of a main spindle is obtained by using a reference temperature measured by a machine body temperature sensor mounted in a portion other than the main spindle device of a machine tool to calculate an estimated temperature yk. Therefore, as compared to a conventional method based only on a temperature of a cooling medium, supply of the cooling medium by a cooling device can be stopped or an operation of the cooling device can be switched from a first mode to a second mode without deteriorating machining accuracy in the main spindle device, thereby efficiently reducing power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventors: Eisuke Sogabe, Seiei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10240867
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for drying electronic devices are disclosed. Embodiments include methods and apparatuses that heat and decrease pressure within the electronic device. Some embodiments increase and decrease pressure while adding heat energy, such as by using a heated platen in contact with the electronic device or by supplying a gas (e.g., air), which may be heated, into the interior of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Revive Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Reuben Zielinski, Joel Trusty, David Douberteen, Mark Earle, Imran Arain, James M. Shrake
  • Patent number: 10144167
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monitoring method for monitoring the energy requirement of an extrusion installation (10), comprising the following steps: Setting of a balancing limit (20), in whose balancing space (22) the extrusion installation (10) is assembled, Monitoring of at least one energy flow (30) into the balancing space (22), Monitoring of a feed flow (40) of granules in the extrusion installation (10), Determining the relation between the at least one energy flow (30) and the feed flow (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventors: Martin Backmann, Gerhard Middelberg, Markus Bussmann, Jens Minnerup
  • Patent number: 10065544
    Abstract: A passenger restraint includes a vehicle seat and a foundation adapted to couple the seat to a vehicle frame included in a vehicle. The vehicle seat is adapted to support a passenger sitting thereon. The foundation couples the vehicle seat in spaced-apart relation to the vehicle frame to allow the vehicle seat to move back and forth relative to the vehicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventor: Raghvendra T Joshi
  • Patent number: 10060646
    Abstract: A method of coordinated flow control in a heat exchanger system includes adjusting a position of a variable actuator of the heat exchanger system if an associated monitored temperature of the heat exchanger system needs adjustment, determining if the adjusted position of the variable actuator is within a predetermined range of positions, adjusting a position of a discrete actuator of the heat exchanger system if the adjusted position of the variable actuator is not within the predetermined range of positions, and resetting the position of the variable actuator in response to adjusting the position of the discrete actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harshad S. Sane, Scott A. Bortoff, Oliver Josserand, Eric Royet
  • Patent number: 9982956
    Abstract: A heat exchanger apparatus containing a heat exchanger and a thermally actuated bypass valve is described. The heat exchanger has a plurality of plates defining a first, a second and a bypass channels. A first fluid inlet manifold is in fluid communication with the first and the bypass channels. The bypass valve is positioned in the first fluid inlet manifold, and contains a sleeve having a first slot and a second slot, that permit fluid flow from a first fluid inlet to the bypass channel and to the first fluid inlet manifold, respectively. A drum is positioned within the sleeve and is movable from a first position to a second position. The drum has an aperture permitting first fluid flow to the first slot in the first position and to the second slot in the second position. An actuator engages the drum and actuates it to move from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Dana Canada Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff Sheppard, Sachin Bhatia, Michael Bardeleben, Dario Bettio
  • Patent number: 9985325
    Abstract: An exemplary method of controlling flow through a battery pack includes, in a first operating condition, moving flow through a first section of an enclosure using a first fan, and moving flow through a second section of the enclosure using a second fan. In a second operating condition, the method moves flow through the second section using the first fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Daniel Maguire, Kenneth James Miller, Saravanan Paramasivam
  • Patent number: 9979056
    Abstract: An exemplary fan assembly of a flow control system includes a first fan that communicates flow through a first section of a battery pack enclosure under a first system operating condition, and communicates flow through a second section of the battery pack enclosure under a second system operating condition. A second fan communicates flow through the second section under the first system operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Daniel Maguire, Kenneth James Miller, Saravanan Paramasivam
  • Patent number: 9927187
    Abstract: An assembly useable with a cooling system is provided herein. The assembly includes a support member, a channel, and a fluid control mechanism. The support member includes a receiving member formed therein to receive a thermal member. The channel is formed within the support member to carry a fluid therethrough. The fluid control mechanism is along the channel to control the flow of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Allen Moore, John P. Franz, Tahir Cader, Michael Lawrence Sabotta
  • Patent number: 9908381
    Abstract: The vehicle control apparatus configured to control a vehicle includes a fuel cell configured to supply electric power to the vehicle; an air conditioning mechanism having a heater core; a first medium circuit; a radiator installed in the first medium circuit; a bypass circuit formed in the first medium circuit to make a bypass flow of the cooling medium bypassing the radiator; a regulation valve installed in the first medium circuit to regulate a ratio of a flow rate of the cooling medium going through the radiator to a flow rate of the cooling medium going through the bypass circuit; a second medium circuit; a cooling medium circulation pump installed in at least one of the first medium circuit and the second medium circuit; a temperature acquisition module; a warm-up controller; and a state switchover structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Sakajo, Keigo Suematsu, Yoshiaki Naganuma, Masanori Uehara, Takashi Koyama
  • Patent number: 9861013
    Abstract: A cooling system is provided which includes, for instance, a coolant circulation loop, one or more primary coolant pumps, and a fill and drain pump. The primary coolant pump(s) is coupled to facilitate circulating coolant through the coolant circulation loop, and the fill and drain pump facilitates selective filling of the cooling system with the coolant, or draining of the coolant from the cooling system. The fill and drain pump is integrated with the cooling system as a backup coolant pump to the primary coolant pump(s), and circulates the coolant through the coolant circulation loop responsive to an error in the primary coolant pump(s). The primary coolant pump(s) and fill and drain pumps may be different types of pumps, and the cooling system further includes a control system for automatically activating the fill and drain pump upon detection of an error in the primary coolant pump(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David L. Edwards, Gary F. Goth, Daniel J. Kearney, Peter W. Kelly, Francis R. Krug, Jr., Robert K. Mullady, Donald W. Porter, Allan C. VanDeventer, Randy J. Zoodsma
  • Patent number: 9740801
    Abstract: A design optimization system (100) and a method for achieving design optimization for cooling are described herein. According to an implementation, the method includes obtaining an inlet value of at least one flow parameter at a small geometric length scale and determining an outlet value of the at least one flow parameter at the small geometric length scale based on the inlet value. Further, a flow behavior is modeled based on the inlet and outlet values of the at least one flow parameter, and based on the modeled flow behavior an optimized design for cooling is ascertained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Umesh Singh, Amarendra Kumar Singh, Anand Sivasubramaniam
  • Patent number: 9695777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a waste heat recovery system including a first heating line, a second heating line, and a valve section. The first heating line in a working fluid circuit includes a first heat exchanger operatively connected to transfer heat energy to a working fluid. The second heating line in the working fluid circuit includes a second heat exchanger operatively connected to transfer heat to the working fluid. The valve section is selectively controllable to provide a first configuration in which the first heat exchanger and second heat exchangers are operatively connected to the working fluid circuit in parallel and a second configuration in which the first heat exchanger and second heat exchanger are operatively connected to the working fluid circuit in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MACK TRUCKS, INC.
    Inventor: John Gibble
  • Patent number: 9631837
    Abstract: A hot water supply device 1 includes a fin-and-tube type heat exchanger (21) that applies heat to fresh water with combustion gases, and a heat exchanger casing (22) for housing the heat exchanger (21), and in order to be able reliably to determine by a simple method whether the hot water supply device is clogged by lime scale, there are provided a temperature detector (31) for detecting the surface temperature of the heat exchanger casing (22) and a control unit (7) that determines that scale has built up in the heat exchange tubing (27) of the heat exchanger (21) when the temperature detected by this temperature detector (31) is greater than a set temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Doyama, Eiji Kanki, Yu Fujimoto, Shingo Tateishi
  • Patent number: 9453670
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a parallel-type chiller provided with multiple shell-and-tube-type heat exchangers and multiple compressors, the control apparatus having an estimation section which estimates a terminal temperature difference in an upstream-side space on the basis of a terminal temperature difference between a saturation temperature of a second fluid and a measured exit temperature value, the saturation temperature being estimated on the basis of a pressure value of the second fluid in a downstream-side space, the measured exit temperature value being a temperature of the first fluid measured at an exit of the heat exchanger, and estimates a temperature of the first fluid in the vicinity of an exit of the upstream-side space on the basis of the terminal temperature difference in the upstream-side space and the saturation temperature of the second fluid in the upstream-side space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Takemoto, Kazuki Wajima, Yasushi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9437468
    Abstract: A heated non-contact wafer handling gripper may heat a thin device wafer bottom surface having a temporary bonding adhesive residue after debonding of the device wafer from a carrier along a layer of temporary bonding adhesive that bonds the wafers. The gripper may heat residue of the adhesive that remains on the bottom surface while gripping, transferring and placing the wafer onto an adhesive cleaning chuck. The heated adhesive cleaning chuck may heat the thin device wafer bottom surface having the adhesive residue after being placed on the chucks. The chuck may heat the residue of the adhesive while the residue is cleaned from the wafer. Due to the heating by the chuck and/or gripper, wafer warpage and associated problems due to cooling of the residue may be eliminated or acceptable for wafer handling and adhesive cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xavier F. Brun, Huan Ma
  • Patent number: 9231285
    Abstract: A battery device has at least two interconnected battery modules and at least one cooling plate arranged between two battery modules for cooling the battery modules. A housing encases the battery device and is provided with a frame structure. The at least one cooling plate is traversed by a flow of fluid and is formed from two metal layers that are connected to one another. Additionally, the at least one cooling plate is connected fixedly at least by its ends to the frame structure and stiffens the frame structure. Thus, the battery device exhibits high power and is robust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tim Schmidt, Dietmar Luz, Nikolai Henger, Jeremy Curnow
  • Publication number: 20150143818
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a temperature-controlled container for use within a refrigeration device includes: one or more sections of insulation material substantially defining one or more walls of a temperature-controlled container, the temperature-controlled container including an internal region; a thermally-insulated partition dividing the internal region to form a storage region and a phase change material region internal to the container, the thermally-insulated partition including a conduit between the storage region and the phase change material region; a thermal control device within the conduit; an aperture within a section of the insulation material substantially defining the container, the aperture between the phase change material region internal to the container and an external surface of the container; and a unidirectional thermal conductor positioned within the aperture, the unidirectional thermal conductor configured to transmit heat in a direction from the phase change material region to the exter
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Philip A. Eckhoff, Lawrence Morgan Fowler, William Gates, Jennifer Ezu Hu, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Nels R. Peterson, Clarence T. Tegreene, Maurizio Vecchione, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20150144323
    Abstract: Provided is a central cooling system including: a ventilation fan unit configured to provide air to a predetermined space; a chiller unit configured to provide heat exchange medium to lower temperature of the air; a cooling tower unit configured to provide a coolant to the chiller unit to lower temperature of the heat exchange medium, and configured to lower temperature of the coolant through heat exchange between the coolant and ambient air; a sensor unit configured to measure the temperatures of the air, the heat exchange medium, and the coolant, and temperature and humidity of the ambient air; and a control unit configured to monitor energy consumption of the central cooling system and configured to calculate at least one of a control temperature of the heat exchange medium, a control temperature of the coolant, and a control temperature of the air which minimizes the energy consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Kwon CHO, Ju Seong KIM, Byung Cheon AHN, Jin Won HWANG
  • Publication number: 20150146367
    Abstract: A heat dissipation system includes a number of condensers, an air distribution apparatus, a number of guiding pipes, and a controller. The air distribution apparatus includes a distribution box and a number of adjusting members. The distribution box defines an air inlet and a number of air outlets arranged along a lengthwise direction of the distribution box. The adjusting members are rotatably installed in the air outlets of the distribution box. The guiding pipe is connected between the condensers and the air inlet of the air distribution apparatus. The controller controls the adjusting members to rotate to change opening sizes of the air outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHIH-CHIEH CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150145391
    Abstract: A container that holds rack mountable electronics equipment includes a plurality of rack enclosures and a corresponding plurality of enclosure cooling units. Each rack enclosure is movably mounted in the container such it can move from a position abutting a front of an enclosure cooling unit to a maintenance and access position spaced apart from the enclosure cooling unit. Each enclosure cooling unit is capable of providing varying amounts of cool air to the rack enclosure it abuts, so that the interior of each rack enclosure can be maintained at a different temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: John P. BROOME, Thomas OBERLIN, Eduardo W. NUSSER, Donald W. KAUFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20150146376
    Abstract: A heat-receiving device includes: a first heat receiver into which a refrigerant flows, and that receives heat from a heat-generating part; and a second heat receiver into which the refrigerant discharged from the first heat receiver flows, and that receives heat from the heat-generating part or another heat-generating part; wherein the first heat receiver includes: a case; a flow path that includes first and second branch paths branch off from each other and are joined again, that is provided within the case, and through which the refrigerant flows; and a thermostat that is provided in the first branch path, and that reduces a flow rate of the refrigerant flowing through the first branch path as a temperature of the refrigerant flowing through the first branch path decreases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: JUN TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150138730
    Abstract: A heat receiving apparatus includes a heat receiver including: a case that is provided at its inside with a flow path through which a refrigerant flows, and that conducts heat from a heat-generating part arranged outside the case; and a valve that is capable of changing a cross sectional area of a part of the flow path in a state where the refrigerant flows through the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Jumpei KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20150122475
    Abstract: A regulating method for a heating and/or cooling system uses at least one load circuit (6), through which a fluid as a heat transfer medium flows and switches the at least one load circuit (6) on and off in dependence on a room temperature in a room to be thermally regulated by the at least one load circuit (6). A feed temperature (Tmix) of the fluid fed to the at least one load circuit (6) is set in dependence on the relative switch-on duration (D) of the at least one load circuit (6). A manifold device is also provided for a heating and/or cooling system with a control device for carrying out such a regulating method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Erik BAASCH SØRENSEN, Martin CLAUSEN
  • Publication number: 20150122474
    Abstract: The invention concerns a window including a window pane with one or more glass panes, a window frame in which the window pane is provided, at least one temperature sensor arranged in or at the periphery of the window pane, and an electric circuit connected to the temperature sensor mounted on or in the window frame. The electric circuit is configured to be connected to an operation unit which is configured to regulate the incident light through the window pane. The invention furthermore concerns a method for controlling a window wherein the electric circuit controls the means configured to regulate the incident light through the window pane based on a set of parameters. The parameters are determined on the basis of the orientation and geographical position of the window whereby the supply of free energy is optimised and the amount of energy supplied from energy sources in the room is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: SL HOLDING, KOLDING APS
    Inventor: Lars Petersen
  • Publication number: 20150114617
    Abstract: The present invention provides a temperature control system having adjacently-installed temperature equalizer and heat transfer fluid and application device thereof, in which one or more adjacently-installed temperature equalizer formed with a heat transferring adjacent surface is provided, a fluid channel thereof is utilized for allowing a heat transfer fluid to pass thereby enabling to perform temperature equalizing heat transfer with the external surface and/or the internal surface of an object (103) disposed to the adjacent surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Publication number: 20150114615
    Abstract: The present invention provides a temperature control system having adjacently-installed temperature equalizer and heat transfer fluid and application device thereof, in which one or more adjacently-installed temperature equalizer formed with a heat transferring adjacent surface is provided, a fluid channel thereof is utilized for allowing a heat transfer fluid to pass thereby enabling to perform temperature equalizing heat transfer with the external surface and/or the internal surface of an object (103) disposed to the adjacent surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Publication number: 20150114616
    Abstract: A heat dissipation system for cooling a cabinet server with an outlet and an inlet includes an outlet pipe connected to the outlet, an inlet pipe connected to the inlet, a pump apparatus located between the outlet pipe and the inlet pipe, a first heat dissipation apparatus, a second heat dissipation apparatus, and a valve. The first and second heat dissipation apparatus are connected between the outlet pipe and the pump apparatus in parallel. The first valve apparatus includes a first end connected to the outlet pipe, a second end connected to the first heat dissipation apparatus, and a third end connected to the second heat dissipation apparatus. The first end of the valve is operable to be connected to either the second end or the third end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: TAI-WEI LIN
  • Publication number: 20150114324
    Abstract: A thermostat includes an annular flange extending in radial directions and surrounded by a cylindrical large-diameter portion of a housing inner surface, and a frame extending in axial directions from the flange. The thermostat further includes a sealing member that hermetically seals the gap between the flange and the inner surface. The sealing member includes an annular outer peripheral portion sandwiched in the axial directions by the inner surface and a thermostat cover inside the large-diameter portion, and a plurality of protruding portions extending outward in the radial directions from the outer peripheral portion toward the large-diameter portion. The thermostat is disposed inside a housing that defines a portion of a cooling water passage, and opens and closes the cooling water passage according to the temperature of cooling water inside the cooling water passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Shinya MAEKAWA, Kouichi ISOZAKI, Kimitaka SARUWATARI
  • Publication number: 20150096715
    Abstract: A heat dissipation system for a number of cabinets mounted in a container includes a first heat dissipation apparatus, a second heat dissipation apparatus including a condenser, an inlet pipe assembly connected to the cabinets, an outlet pipe assembly connected to the cabinets, a connecting pipe connected between the inlet pipe assembly and the outlet pipe assembly, a extension pipe connected between the connecting pipe and the inlet pipe assembly, a first valve connected to the connecting pipe and located between the first dissipation apparatus and the second dissipation apparatus, a second valve connected to the extension pipe, a number of temperature sensors installed in the cabinets, and a controller electrically coupled to the temperature sensors, the first valve, the second valve, and the condenser. The controller controls the first valve, the second valve, and the condenser to turn on or off according to temperature sensed by the temperature sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: TAI-WEI LIN
  • Publication number: 20150096735
    Abstract: A controller and method for operating an air mover for a cooling system of a work vehicle. In one embodiment, engine coolant, hydraulic oil and charge air temperature data is measured. The temperature data is reconciled by using the largest required fan speed as the set point speed for cooling the heat exchangers with airflow. An air mover is operated at the set point speed to generate airflow across each of the heat exchangers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Rex Schertz, Gerald R. Johnson, Daniel Soldan
  • Patent number: 8997906
    Abstract: A method for reversing an air mover to remove debris from a cooling system of a work vehicle. In one embodiment, the largest required fan speed for cooling the engine coolant, hydraulic oil and the charge air is used as the set point speed for a fan. The fan is operated at the set point speed to generate airflow across each of the heat exchangers. Multiple conditions are evaluated for reversing the direction of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Rex Schertz, Gerald R. Johnson, Daniel Soldan
  • Patent number: 8991339
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multiple zone vehicle radiator, including: a housing; a first zone included in the housing; a second zone included in the housing; a baffle between the first and second zone, located in an outlet manifold of the housing; and a zone modifier configured to regulate coolant distribution between the first zone and second zone according to predetermined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Thomas Gooden, Scott Russo, Michael Joseph Giunta
  • Publication number: 20150075764
    Abstract: A cooling method is provided to remove heat generated by one or more electronic systems. The method includes providing a coolant-based cooling apparatus, redundant pumping units, redundant backup blowers, and multiple separate controllers. The cooling apparatus includes one or more heat exchange assemblies discharging heat from coolant of the cooling apparatus, and the redundant pumping units, which are coupled in parallel fluid communication, separately facilitate pumping of the coolant. The redundant backup blowers are disposed to provide, when activated, backup airflow across the electronic system(s). The multiple controllers control operation of the redundant pumping units and redundant backup blowers based, at least in part, on one or more sensed parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gary F. GOTH, Francis R. KRUG, JR., Robert K. MULLADY, Kevin P. LOW, Allan C. VanDEVENTER, Randy J. ZOODSMA
  • Publication number: 20150075184
    Abstract: At least one forced convection unit added to a passive heat transport system is operated during transient heat loading periods but not operated under steady state conditions for cooling and maintaining a set point temperature of a chamber or surface. Forced convection is selectively employed based on temperature data and/or set point temperature values. A reject heat transport system includes first and second reject heat sinks each coupled via main and crossover transport tubes to first and second reject heat exchangers, permitting both heat sinks to dissipate heat from first and second thermoelectric heat pumps regardless of whether the first, the second, or the first and second heat pumps are in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jesse W. Edwards, Paul B. McCain