Flexible Envelope Or Cover Type Patents (Class 165/46)
  • Patent number: 10772364
    Abstract: There is also provided a self-sustainable body-cooling garment for cooling a body portion of a human or an animal adapted to use the air pumping footwear and a cooling system for cooling the human or animal's body. There is provided a footwear comprising an air pump adapted to pump air when worn by a human or an animal during a pedestrian movement and to store or direct the pumped air for use by a cooling system for cooling the pumped air and using the cooled air for cooling the human or the animal. There is also provided a cooling system comprising an air pump adapted to be embedded within a footwear and a nozzle adapted to cool air pumped using the footwear when worn by a human or animal during a pedestrian movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Alya Ali Arabi, Dina Nidal Refki, Dima Samer Ali
  • Patent number: 10762939
    Abstract: Computer memory technology is disclosed. In one example, a method for isolating computer memory blocks in a memory array from one another can include forming an opening between adjacent blocks of memory structures. The method can also include forming a protective liner layer on at least the memory structures. The method can further include disposing isolating material in the opening and on the protective liner layer. The method can even further include removing the isolating material on the protective liner layer. The method can additionally include removing the protective liner layer on the memory structures. Associated devices and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Larsen, David A. Daycock, Qian Tao, Saniya Rathod, Devesh K. Datta, Srivardhan Gowda, Rithu K. Bhonsle
  • Patent number: 10709600
    Abstract: A stretch mark removal device having a first portion that includes a plurality of light emitting devices each positioned on a surface of the first portion, a heating unit extending along the surface of the first portion between the light emitting elements and a handle coupled to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: THE CENTRE, P.C.
    Inventor: Ronald Downs
  • Patent number: 10702414
    Abstract: An inflatable convective pad for warming a person during surgery has two ends, two sides, and at least two openings, each located in an area of the pad between the two ends and between a respective side and the center of the pad. The openings, which may be in the form of slits, allow the threading of a sheet or the person's arms through the pad to restrain the arms during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas P. Anderson, Mark J. Scott
  • Patent number: 10702292
    Abstract: A system for real time monitoring of catheter aspiration includes a pressure sensor configured for placement in fluid communication with a lumen which at least partially includes an aspiration lumen of a catheter, the aspiration lumen configured to couple to a vacuum source, a measurement device coupled to the pressure sensor and configured for measuring deviations in fluid pressure, and a communication device coupled to the measurement device and configured to generate a continuous signal which is proportional to measured fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Incuvate, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Look, Bradley S. Culbert
  • Patent number: 10700571
    Abstract: A cooling system is provided with a plurality of layered assemblies for simultaneously cooling both a power module and a vehicle motor. A first layer, a second layer, and a third layer each define upper and lower opposing major surfaces, and are positioned in a stacked arrangement and configured to provide a flow of coolant fluid from a fluid inlet, defined in the third layer, through an inner region of the second layer, and to a heat sink feature disposed in the first layer. The coolant fluid is then directed back through an outer region of the second layer and to a fluid outlet defined in the third layer. The first layer is in thermal communication with one of the power module and the vehicle motor; the third layer is in thermal communication with the other of the power module and the vehicle motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Zhou, Ercan Mehmet Dede
  • Patent number: 10690450
    Abstract: A bomb disposal suit includes a jacket, trousers, and a back protector connected between the jacket and the trousers. The back protector includes a body of impact resistant material having a plenum with an intake opening to receive forced air and with outlet openings to direct forced air out of the plenum. A fan forces air into the intake opening. The back protector can transmit load vertically from the jacket to the trousers, for example, via a back plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Med-Eng, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Levine, Clint Hedge, Gordana Jeftic-Stojanovski, Matthew Keown, Dan Reddin, Magda Slobozianu, Rob Beland, Soeren Nielsen, William Dicke, Matthew Watson
  • Patent number: 10687632
    Abstract: A self-contained active thermal regulating device includes a flexible, deformable outer membrane; a liquid saturated foam core contained therein having a dimension substantially coincident with the outer membrane wherein the liquid is at least partially circulable throughout the foam core; and, a phase change material being in intimate contact with the circulable liquid. The circulation of the liquid is effective to transfer heat between the flexible, deformable outer membrane and the phase change material to cool (or heat) the device without use of external power and the saturated foam core in cooperation with the sealable flexible membrane providing a substantially uniform, thermal regulating medium and structural support such that the device is readily, uniformly deformable when a load is applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Soothsoft Innovations Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric David Stanley, Michelle Lorraine Mariani
  • Patent number: 10675176
    Abstract: Treatment systems include conformable applicators for performing cryotherapy are described. Aspects of the technology are further directed to methods and conformable applicators capable of affecting target regions. The conformable applicators can be applied a wide range of treatment sites. A strap assembly can hold applicator against the treatment site, and a holder assembly can be adhered to the subject's skin to inhibit, limit, or substantially prevent movement of the applicator along the subject's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Coakley, William P. Pennybacker, Bryan J. Weber
  • Patent number: 10660810
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed to an apparatus and/or method involving respective sets of interleaved elongated pressure cells, which operate to inflate and deflate independently of one another. The pressure cells further provide shear relief by deflecting along a direction of movement along a width of/perpendicular to a length of the elongated pressure cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Chris James Zwettler
  • Patent number: 10626980
    Abstract: An actuator system includes a housing with a screw shaft extending along a longitudinal axis. The stator component of an electric motor is coupled to the housing, with a rotor extending along the longitudinal axis. A thrust tube is engaged with the screw shaft, for example with a nut assembly configured to convert rotational motion of the rotor into linear motion of the thrust tube. A modular cooling assembly is selectively coupled to the exterior surface of the actuator housing, and configured to dissipate heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tolomatic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary W. Rosengren, Wyatt Grunerud, Jeremy Forbord, Aaron Dietrich
  • Patent number: 10588419
    Abstract: A bedding climate control apparatus that delivers, in a quiet manner, forced airflow from a fan/blower within a housing to selectively deliver tempered (heated via a thermal element) forced airflow and non-tempered (room temperature) forced airflow through a flexible air conduit to bedding. A retention unit holds the flexible air conduit in position against movement and simultaneously retains the bedding in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BEDJET LLC
    Inventor: Mark Darius Aramli
  • Patent number: 10563878
    Abstract: A control for a temperature regulating device which adjusts the temperature according to the body temperature of the user and control parameters of the temperature regulating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Weidong Tang
  • Patent number: 10539346
    Abstract: Autonomic cooling of a substrate is achieved using a porous thermal protective layer to provide evaporative cooling combined with capillary pumping. The porous thermal protective layer is manufactured onto the substrate. A vascular network is integrated between the substrate and the protective layer. Applied heat causes fluid contained in the protective layer to evaporate, removing heat. The fluid lost to evaporation is replaced by capillary pressure, pulling fluid from a fluid-containing reservoir through the vascular network. Cooling occurs as liquid evaporates from the protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Anthony Coppola, Scott R. White, Nancy R. Sottos
  • Patent number: 10537465
    Abstract: Cold plates through which refrigerant flows define a slot between them that can receive a cassette through which sterile working fluid with a relatively low flow rate flows from an intravascular beat exchange catheter or external pad. The slot may have bulge cavities along the edges to permit the membrane of the cassette to expand and thus establish fluid supply and return passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Thomas Dabrowiak, Craig Wendell Pendry, Christoph Matthias Pistor
  • Patent number: 10512587
    Abstract: A head wrap includes a body. A first arm extends from the body. A second arm extends from the body oppositely from, and shares a common axis with, the first arm. A center section extends from the body generally perpendicular to the first arm and the second arm. A first panel and a second panel extend from the first arm. A third panel and a fourth panel extending from the second arm. A fluid bladder is defined by the body, the first arm, the second arm, the center section, the first panel, the second panel, the third panel, and the fourth panel. A compression bladder is disposed outwardly of the fluid bladder and coextensive with the fluid bladder. A first fluid port is fluidly coupled to the fluid bladder and a second fluid port is fluidly coupled to the fluid bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoTek, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Quisenberry, Niran Balachandran, Sam K. McSpadden
  • Patent number: 10499755
    Abstract: A bed covering having a plurality of layers between which is an air cavity and having at least one air inlet in fluid communication with the air cavity. The layers have folds and have fasteners. The fasteners may fasten and unfasten and include respective fastener components that self-close when brought together to engage each other and that disengage to separate from each other. The fastener components when fastened to each other close the at least one air inlet and when unfastened from each other open the at least on air inlet. An elastic band is also provided on the periphery to wrap around an air tube when inserted into the at least one air inlet and apply an elastic force under tension to retain the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BEDJET LLC
    Inventor: Mark Darius Aramli
  • Patent number: 10485695
    Abstract: In one form, a projection frame eyelid heater includes a heating element, a frame, and a plurality of flexible standoffs. The heating element has first and second heat producing areas separated by a distance corresponding to a separation of human eyes and having first and second ends. The heating element produces heat in response to an application of a voltage thereto. The frame includes a left temple attachment portion and a right temple attachment portion each having a respective back portion extending downward and inward. The plurality of flexible standoffs is for attaching the heating element to the frame. In another form, the projection frame eyelid heater is combined with first and second insulated wires having first ends connected to the heating element, and second ends, to form an eye mask system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OCuSOFT, Inc.
    Inventor: John Devine
  • Patent number: 10477978
    Abstract: A temperature modulation system for a bed, blanket, or other furniture includes a fluid for moderating temperature change, a number of conduit circuits for directing the fluid through respective zones, a control unit including a thermoelectric device for modulating temperature of the fluid, and a pump. Each of the conduit circuits selectively and independently directs fluid through its respective zone in order to produce a temperature within the zone that is independent of the temperature outside the zone. The system also includes an arrangement of one or more zones in an arrangement in which the control unit is programmed to vary the zone temperature over time according to a schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Richard Youngblood, Tara Lynn Youngblood
  • Patent number: 10485137
    Abstract: A cooled electronics module (CEM) includes a cooling device and a server blade or other electronic device that is operationally enclosed in a container of the cooling device by a closure secured to a connection block. Each CEM is pluggable for electronic communication and coolant fluid flow. The connection block has electronics connectors to connect the contained electronic device, which is submerged in coolant, with external networks, power, and other infrastructure. CEMs may be installed in an initial deployment of electronic devices, or later to rapidly replace or supplement an operating electronic device. Installation may include placing the CEM on a rail which has coolant lines and electrical lines and connectors, putting coolant in the CEM before or after placement, and making connections for power, data signal, and coolant flow. CEMs may be constrained as to the number of motherboards or volume or thermal energy per CEM pool of coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Rees Helsel, Nicholas Andrew Keehn
  • Patent number: 10478637
    Abstract: A cold cap adapted for connecting to a chiller unit for circulating chilled fluid through the cap. The cap is formed from at least three layers of material which are sealingly attached around their periphery so as to form a cooling fluid chamber, wherein the cap is configured to apply compression and cooling to the scalp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hair Science Systems LLC
    Inventor: William R. Banker
  • Patent number: 10446467
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of thermal transfer/management and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding/mitigation solutions, systems, and/or assemblies for electronic devices. Also disclosed are methods of making or manufacturing (e.g., stamping, drawing, etc.) components of the thermal transfer/management and EMI shielding/mitigation solutions, systems, and/or assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sri Talpallikar
  • Patent number: 10426655
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to thermal contrast therapy devices, treatment methods for providing thermal contrast therapy, and systems for providing and managing thermal contrast therapy treatments. The thermal contrast therapy devices disclosed herein are configured to provide a sequence of alternating cooling periods and heating periods to one or more areas of a patient's body. A thermal contrast therapy device may comprise a source of hot fluid, a source of cold fluid, and one or more pumps configured to circulate fluid through one or more treatment pads in fluid communication with the device. The thermal contrast therapy devices disclosed herein are configured to rapidly and efficiently transition between alternating cooling periods and heating periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: David Schaefer, Richard Smith
  • Patent number: 10422565
    Abstract: A method of packing a temperature sensitive product utilizes a temperature controlled product shipper that includes a phase change material bladder which can be filled at the point of packaging. The temperature sensitive product is contained within an product box or master case, which is in turn packed inside an insulated liner and an outer box. The PCM bladder fits between the master case and the insulated liner and is filled with a preconditioned flowable PCM at the point of packing just before closing the box for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Packaging Technology Group, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Blezard, George Hatch
  • Patent number: 10406024
    Abstract: A wearable cooling and heating system for placement at a body region of a user, including a retention mechanism defining an internal side, and an external side; a temperature modulation subsystem, coupled to the retention mechanism, including a temperature-controllable substrate arranged at the internal side of the retention mechanism, a shield, defining a shield cavity, the shield arranged at the external side of the retention mechanism and coupled to the temperature-controllable substrate, and a heat exchanger in thermal contact with the temperature-controllable substrate and arranged within the shield cavity; a control module, retained by the retention mechanism, communicatively coupled to the temperature modulation subsystem, wherein the temperature modulation subsystem is operable between a cooling mode and a heating mode by the control module, wherein the cooling mode includes generating a low temperature at the temperature-controllable substrate, and wherein the heating mode includes generating a high
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: RecoverX, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Royal Evans, Alexander Joseph Aguiar
  • Patent number: 10401074
    Abstract: A carrying case utilizes a layer of phase change materials and a thermal insulation layer in order to provide a temperature-stabilized environment for enclosed payloads during transport through an environment in which temperatures differ greatly from those to which they are normally exposed. In one aspect, the phase change materials and thermal insulation provide an extended period of temperature constancy, without the addition of either active thermal control or excessively bulky insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Fruition LLC
    Inventors: James H. Goldie, Stephen Macomber
  • Patent number: 10398623
    Abstract: A hot tub plumbing system including a plurality of water pumps respectively provided at different sides of a hot tub having a plurality of jets, and a plurality of manifolds each having an intake port coupled to one of the water pumps, and each configured to have a plurality of output ports respectively connected by tubing to one of the jets of the hot tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LPI, Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Hatley
  • Patent number: 10378810
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an eco-friendly ice pack, which includes a water repellent material that maintains the shape of the ice pack and does not absorb a refrigerant, so that it can be easily separately discharged after use of the ice pack. In accordance with the present invention, the above and other objects can be accomplished by the provision of an eco-friendly ice pack including a refrigerant including a phase change material changing phase according to temperature, an outer case including the refrigerant and being formed by sealing in order to prevent the refrigerant from being discharged to the outside, and a water repellent supporter being disposed in the outer case, holding the shape of the ice pack to prevent the shape of the ice pack from being changed according to the shape of the refrigerant, and having water repellency to the refrigerant to avoid mixing with the refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jung Kyun Na, Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 10369041
    Abstract: In one form, an eye mask includes an eye mask core assembly, a band, and first and second insulated wires. The eye mask core assembly has first and second heat producing areas separated by a distance corresponding to a separation of human eyes and having first and second ends. The eye mask core assembly produces heat in response to the application of a voltage thereto. The covering surrounds the eye mask core assembly. The band is attached to the first and second ends of said eye mask core assembly. The first and second insulated wires have first ends connected to the eye mask core assembly, and second ends for connection to a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: John Devine
  • Patent number: 10357396
    Abstract: A patient warming device with patient access for maintaining normothermia and/or treating hypothermia is provided. The device includes a first compliant layer and a second compliant layer sealed together around an outer border to contain a liquid between the two layers and to form a wrap that surrounds and conforms to a body portion of a patient. A plurality of flaps extends from opposite sides of a generally longitudinal central portion of the wrap, such that one or more flaps from the opposite sides fasten to each other to surround the body portion. The flaps are openable during functional use to provide access to an underlying patient body surface. A continuous fluid flow path extends between the first compliant layer and the second compliant layer between a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet to carry liquid and deliver heat through the wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher M. Varga, Michael McMahon, Thomas Dillingham, James Chan, Todd Schmaltz, Karthikeyan Rajendran
  • Patent number: 10260781
    Abstract: A liquid cooling device having a diversion mechanism, connected with a heat source, includes a thermoelectric cooler, a first water block, a second water block and a pump. The thermoelectric cooler has a cold end and a hot end. The first water block is disposed between the heat source and the cold end of the thermoelectric cooler. The second water block is disposed on one side of the hot end of the thermoelectric cooler. The pump connects the first water block and the second water block via a water pipe. Thereby, the temperature of an inner fluid is reduced and the overall heat dissipation effect of the device is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Chun-Hung Lin, Shui-Fa Tsai
  • Patent number: 10190800
    Abstract: A heatable fluid bag, including a bag body, wherein a liquid inlet and power access port are formed in the bag body; the power access port is electrically connected with an electrical heating component installed in the bag body; the electrical heating component includes a metal ceramic heating sheet; the metal ceramic heating sheet is encapsulated in a metal protection shell composed of an upper and lower sheet; a connection base is connected to the upper sheet; a PVC protection shell is installed in the connection base; a power connector installation shell is installed in the PVC protection shell; a temperature control K301 switch, thermal fuse and power input socket are installed in the power connector installation shell; and a rotary upper cover is installed on the power input socket. The fluid bag is simple in structure, separates water and electricity, and is waterproof and insulating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: David John Amato, Huiquan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10175005
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a heat pipe may include providing a first material as a body section. The method may include stamping or etching the body section to include the cavity. A portion of the body section may constitute a wall of the cavity. The method may include stamping or etching the wall of the cavity to provide a set of corrugations on a portion of the wall of the cavity. The method may include forming an opening in the wall of the cavity. The method may include attaching a lid over the cavity. The lid constituting at least a portion of a hermetic seal of the cavity. The method may include attaching a cover to the body section approximately adjacent to the opening in the cavity. The method may include attaching a valve to the body section approximately at the opening to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Osenbach, Jie Tang, S. Eugene Messenger, John Coronati
  • Patent number: 10149410
    Abstract: This invention involves and discloses a heat control device for power equipment, which comprises heat source, heat sink base plate, heat insulation layer, dissipation heat sink and thermal control switch, wherein the heat source is placed on and in contact with dissipation heat sink, and its bottom is in direct lap joint with heat sink base plate, wherein the heat insulation layer is set around heat sink base plate, wherein the thermal control switch is placed on heat sink base plate. This invention of heat control device is one that demonstrates excellent low temperature thermal insulation property for key components or heat-sensitive elements of power equipment. The heat control device applying technical solutions described in this invention features easy manufacturing, low cost and reliable performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xijie Wu, Qinlian Bu, Guangying Xiao, Chunping Yu, Yuxiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10130507
    Abstract: A dry eye treatment device and method of use are disclosed for applying heat to the exterior surface of an eyelid to treat dry eye symptoms which can be caused by meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). More specifically, a user operable main unit and hand piece are provided that allow the user to heat his/her or another patient's eyelids to a desired temperature, which can effectively and efficiently raise the temperature at the meibomian glands sufficient to melt, loosen, or soften occlusions or obstructions in the meibomian glands, thereby restoring natural secretory function to the meibomian glands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Michael C. Whitehurst, Michael Lutz
  • Patent number: 10135103
    Abstract: A cooling circuit with cooling liquid for lithium-ion batteries comprising a battery pack comprising a plurality of cells electrically connected with each other, suitable for powering an electric machine for traction. The cells are perimetrically delimited by external walls. At least one bag contains cooling liquid associated in contact with the outer walls of the cells. The bag is made of deformable plastic material so as to be counter-shaped to the outer walls to adhere perimetrally to the outer walls and the circuit provides forced circulation of the cooling liquid through said at least one bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNETI MARELLI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Franco Ciampolini, Rosanna Suglia, Danilo Pritelli, Gianluca Aurilio
  • Patent number: 10119732
    Abstract: A helmet attachment is provided, comprising: a shell having a concave bottom; a base having: a convex top affixed to the concave bottom of the shell; a concave bottom affixable to the convex top of a helmet; and an air flow channel formed in the convex top of the base for guiding air through to an exit in the concave bottom of the base; a power and electronics module secured within a cavity in the shell, comprising: a power source; and a 5 volt power output connector electrically coupled to the power source and configured for charging a small electronic device; and a heater electrically coupled to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Christian G. Hill
  • Patent number: 10107561
    Abstract: A heat pipe suited for thinning, and achieving high heat transport performance is provided. A heat pipe 1 according to the invention includes working liquid, a container 2 into which the working liquid is sealed, and a mesh member 3 disposed in such a position as to come into contact with at least two inner surfaces of the container, the two surfaces facing to each other. The mesh member 3 is formed by a plurality of meshes 31 and 32 laminated on each other. The porosity in the portion where the respective meshes 31 and 32 contact each other is lower than the porosity in the portion where the meshes 31 and 32 contact the container 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshikatsu Inagaki, Hiroshi Sakai, Hirofumi Aoki, Masanobu Sugimura
  • Patent number: 10098391
    Abstract: Described are articles of wear having a base layer, a plurality of cooling zones positioned on the base layer so that substantially all of the plurality of cooling zones are positioned adjacent regions of a wearer's body having highly efficient heat transfer properties of a wearer when worn, and cooling material contained within the plurality of cooling zones. The article of wear is configured to reduce a wearer's body heat content through heat transfer from each region having highly efficient heat transfer properties to each cooling zone when the cooling material is pre-cooled prior to wearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Josh Robert Gordon, Trudy Anne Watson, David O'Mahony, Maarten Dominique Wilhelmus Hupperets, Stephen Henry Faulkner
  • Patent number: 10065162
    Abstract: A heating/cooling plate device for heating and/or cooling an object through a range of operating temperatures extending both above and below ambient. The device having a heating element to heat the plate, and a vapor compression refrigeration system through which refrigerant flows to cool the plate. Greater control of the heating and cooling of the plate is achieved by positioning the heater element substantially at the exit of an expansion valve of the evaporation compression system as this provides thermal energy to the refrigerant as it enters the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cambridge Reactor Design Ltd
    Inventor: Bashir Harji
  • Patent number: 10021811
    Abstract: A cooling module row for an inline-memory module is provided. The cooling module row may include an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber positioned at a same end of the cooling module row. The cooling module row may also include a conduit in fluid communication with the inlet chamber and the outlet chamber. The conduit may be sized to fit adjacent the in-line memory module. A method of heat management for an in-line memory module is also provided. The method may include positioning a cooling module row adjacent the in-line memory module, the cooling module row having an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber positioned at the same end of the cooling module row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Asetek Danmark A/S
    Inventors: Torben Søgaard Schaltz, Jan Hunskjær, Kim Henriksen
  • Patent number: 10004632
    Abstract: A heat transfer system may include a heat transfer machine adapted to thermally couple to an heat transfer pack housed within an heat transfer device and transfer heat from the heat transfer pack using a power supply. The heat transfer device may include a housing and a heat transfer pack. The heat transfer pack may be adapted to thermally couple to the heat transfer machine, transfer heat to the heat transfer machine while thermally coupled to the heat transfer machine, and transfer heat from a mammal's skin when the heat transfer device is in contact with the mammal's skin and uncoupled from the heat transfer machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Surace
  • Patent number: 9986734
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bioreactor for large-mammal lung tissue. The bioreactor is capable of hydraulic driven negative-pressure and positive-pressure perfusion and ventilation. Perfusion and ventilation is delivered at physiological rates and is easily controllable. In one embodiment, the bioreactor comprises a support scaffold to support the size of a large-mammal lung tissue. In another embodiment, the bioreactor comprises a pleural sack that provides a small isolated fluid chamber which surrounds an engineered lung, thereby minimizing the amount of culture media needed. The present invention also provides an in vitro model for examining the function of a test agent and compositions and methods for alleviating a lung defect in a large-mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: Yale University, Raredon Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Micha Sam Brickman Raredon, Tom Raredon, Laura Niklason
  • Patent number: 9982950
    Abstract: An outer plastic tube has water connections through the wall into an arcuate space defined by an O-ring spacer-gasket positioned between the wall and the perimeter margin of an inner cylinder rolled from a single-layer of sheet metal. A metal drainpipe with a removable bullet-shape at one end is forced through the cylinder to expand it and to thereby compress the gasket sealing the arcuate space. Thermal contact conductance is increased by the compressive force of water pressure. Water flow through the heat exchanger is both arcuate and turbulent to optimize heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Winston MacKelvie
  • Patent number: 9969127
    Abstract: A convective blanket may be converted from an underbody blanket to a combination over body and underbody blanket by having an openable seal positioned substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the blanket away from the head area of the blanket. The seal may be preformed with a line of weakness so that it may readily be separated to form an opening for the head of the patient. The upper portion and the main portion of the blanket may be folded relatively towards each other to cover opposite sides of the patient. Elongate openings are provided in the main portion of the blanket to allow the arms of the patient to extend through the blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Ellingboe, Kristin Finberg, Alan Stec, Bryan Stoddard, Chris Zander
  • Patent number: 9907407
    Abstract: A bed covering or blanket apparatus for accepting and distributing a pressurized flow of conditioned air into a zone around the body of a bed occupant. The apparatus includes an upper layer and lower layer of differing air permeability, joined to form a flow cavity between them for the pressurized air. A plurality of joining methods between the upper and lower layer is provided within the flow area to prevent the blanket from ballooning under the pressurized airflow. The bed covering or blanket apparatus contains means to cover an entire bed while directing pressurized conditioned air to specific zones of the bed. There is connection of two independent supplies of conditioned air into a single top layer of bedding under which multiple bed occupants sleep, to evenly distribute such independent supplies into specific dual zone areas. The apparatus achieves its function by utilizing materials that are ordinarily used in existing bed linens and comforters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Darius Aramli
  • Patent number: 9795502
    Abstract: A heated mask comprises a user-operated control providing a number of different parameters including temperature and duration of heat application. At least one area contains a heater element. The heated mask covers an upper portion of a face and has areas positioned to be in registration with sinuses of a user. The heating element in one form comprises a serpentine conductor having a path through each area and having a preselected resistance in each area. In another form, a plurality of separate electrodes are provided, each in one selected area. Each electrode section is separately controlled to provide a preselected level of heat. It has been found that selected temperatures for a heater provide relief for sinus congestion, and that particular combinations of relative setting of a plurality of electrodes are associated with enhanced therapeutic results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Tiberiu Kopes
  • Patent number: 9764262
    Abstract: This relates to a rolling water container system that can, in various examples, be used to gather, transport, filter, store and dispense liquids such as water. The rolling water container system according to various examples of the disclosure can provide easier transportation of the water, lifting of the water container or drum, and accessibility to the inside of the drum. Additional features can assist with conservation of water by preventing water leakage from the drum and providing for near-complete emptying of the drum. Further features can include handles with greater mechanical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: WELLO
    Inventors: Cynthia Koenig, Noel Wilson
  • Patent number: 9717862
    Abstract: The present invention relates in one aspect to an infusion fluid warmer which comprises a casing shell having an upper wall structure and a lower, opposing, wall structure. The casing shell encloses a fluid channel or passage extending through the casing shell in-between the upper and lower wall structures and fluid inlet and outlet ports coupled to opposite ends of the fluid channel or passage to allow a flow of infusion fluid through the casing shell. A housing shell is formed in a thermally conducting and electrically insulating material and a heating element is bonded to the housing shell and thermally coupled thereto. The fluid channel or passage extends through the housing shell or extends around the housing shell such that heat energy is transferred to the infusion fluid by direct physical contact with housing shell material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Mequ ApS
    Inventor: Ulrik Krogh Andersen
  • Patent number: 9688452
    Abstract: A new and novel packaging system in which an inflated bellows or bladder system is inflated around a fragile item such as a glass drinking vessel and conforms to the shape of the item so that it is securely restrained within its shipping box to prevent the object from moving while the box is shipped. The fragile item moves to the center of the box when the air bladder is inflated with air around the fragile item. As the pressure increases, the bladder will hold the item in the center of the box. A one-way check valve extends from the bladder to a location in a hole in the box or out of the box so that bladder can be easily filled. When the package arrives at its destination, a kinked tube is relaxed to allow air to leave the bladder to remove the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Gary Ross