Flexible Envelope Or Cover Type Patents (Class 165/46)
  • Patent number: 11892242
    Abstract: A multi-angle adjustable and transformable heat pipe includes a sealed case body. A working fluid is filled in the sealed case body. At least one capillary structure is disposed on an inner wall of the sealed case body. The sealed case body has a front section, a rear section and a transformable flexible middle section. The middle section is positioned between the front section and the rear section in connection therewith. The middle section is composed of multiple support sections and multiple knot sections. The support sections and the knot sections are alternately arranged. Two sides of each knot section are respectively connected with adjacent support sections, whereby the support sections can be adjusted by the same angle or different angles with the knot sections serving as fulcrums so that the heat pipe can be multi-angle adjusted and transformed and located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Chun-Lin Mao
  • Patent number: 11800941
    Abstract: A cover for human and domestic mammals, which provides cooling and warming to a wearer utilizing tubing attached to the cover and filled with liquid. The liquid is distributed throughout the tubing by a pump and the temperature of the liquid is controlled by a thermostat. The cover and pump are portable wherein the pump is housed in a carrying bag. The pump is interchangeable with additional covers for heating and cooling as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Brenda Simmons
  • Patent number: 11752031
    Abstract: A self-heating warming blanket includes a pliable outer shell forming a liquid impermeable enclosure. A heat generation layer disposed inside the enclosure has a plurality of liquid permeable heater compartments containing an exothermic reactant. The blanket also has a heater activation system including a sealed bladder containing an activator liquid inside the enclosure. An activation strip extends from outside the outer shell into the enclosure. One segment of the strip is an unsealing segment connected to the bladder. Another segment of the strip is a handle segment outside the outer shell. Pulling on the handle segment opens the bladder and releases the activator liquid into the enclosure where at least a portion of it permeates at least one heater compartment and combines with the exothermic reactant contained therein to initiate an exothermic chemical reaction that heats the warming blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel L. Young
  • Patent number: 11707580
    Abstract: A method for improved controlling of a thermic infusion system having a one tubal segment and a thermal element to heat an infusion fluid carried within the tubal segment, and having at least one sensor positioned within the thermic infusion system comprising regulating energy provided to the sensor for a first period of time to sense a self-heating effect of the at least one sensor due to a dry tube; responsive to detecting a dry tube, preventing energizing the thermal element; responsive to detecting a non-dry tube, regulating energy provided to the sensor for a second period of time to sense a temperature of an infusion fluid carried within the at least one tubal segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Life Warmer Inc.
    Inventors: James Kevin McCoy, Jared A. Smothermon
  • Patent number: 11547156
    Abstract: A combined air filter and protective gown includes a protective gown; at least one tube; at least one air filter; a waist belt; check valves disposed at a face, two hands, and two ankles of the protective gown respectively; and ties for fastening the face, the hands, and the ankles of the protective gown respectively. One end of each tube is terminated inside the protective gown and the other end thereof is attached to the air filter. Each air filter is attached to the waist belt. Each air filter includes a centrifugal fan, a circuit board, a UV lamp, a filter element formed of activated carbon, a power supply, a housing for enclosing the centrifugal fan, the circuit board, the UV lamp, the filter element, and the power supply, and a cover threadedly secured to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Aurora Technology Limited
    Inventor: Qinbo Xie
  • Patent number: 11458038
    Abstract: A heat exchange module having a heat transfer fluid channel and a heat transfer plate in heat transfer relation with fluid in the channel. The reference side of a thermoelectric cooler (TEC) is in thermal contact with the plate. A heat transfer tile is in thermal contact with a user side of the TEC. The module is configured to be operatively positionable with the tile in heat transfer relation with skin of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Julio L. Vergara, Daniel M. Estrada, Mayank Kalra, Andrew Padula, Daniel E. Cuadra, Ryan C. Cohn
  • Patent number: 11397054
    Abstract: A heat dissipation structure includes a main body. The main body has an upper plate, a lower plate, an extensible portion and a chamber. The upper plate, the extensible portion and the lower plate together define the chamber. The extensible portion is disposed between the upper and lower plates. A main body capillary structure is disposed in the chamber. The main body capillary structure is disposed on an inner wall of the chamber. A working fluid is filled in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Xiao-Xiang Zhou, Han-Min Liu
  • Patent number: 11351738
    Abstract: A heat sink for use in induction welding includes a flexible backing and a number of tiles disposed on the flexible backing in a single layer, wherein the tiles are electrically non-conductive and thermally conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert A DiChiara, Francis J. Samalot Rivera, Creed Blevins
  • Patent number: 11320208
    Abstract: A height-adjustable heat dissipation unit includes a main body, which has a top plate member, a bottom plate member, an extendable structure and a chamber. The extendable structure is a tapered structure located between and connected to the top and the bottom plate member, and consists of one or more folding sections. The chamber is provided on inner wall surfaces with a main body wick structure and is filled with a working fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Xiao-Xiang Zhou, Han-Min Liu
  • Patent number: 11287728
    Abstract: An enclosure for an outdoor smart camera includes an environmentally sealed main housing with a core formed by a hollow heatsink. The heatsink runs through the interior of the housing with openings on either end of the heatsink to allow airflow. Heat emitting electronics inside the sealed main housing are mounted directly to the heatsink to conduct the heat passively through the heatsink to the external environment. The heatsink and main housing can be cut to any desired length to adjust the size of the enclosure and accommodate variable size and quantity of internal components. Mounting slots are included for mounting the enclosure easily to poles and other structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Ilan Nathan Goodman, Tara Pham, Peter Fallon, Dean Francis DiPietro
  • Patent number: 11231756
    Abstract: A serving rack cooling device. The device includes a rack; an enclosure provided inside the rack; a module provided inside the enclosure; a main pipe provided in the rack; a branching tube connected to the main pipe; a cooling unit that cools a heat-generating component mounted on the module; a first connection tube that connects the branching tube with the cooling unit; and a plurality of module connection portions that are provided inside the enclosure and to which the module is connected. The enclosure can slide in a state in which the module is connected to the module connection portion, and the cooling unit and the branching tube are connected by the first connection tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhito Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11219252
    Abstract: A cooling garment cooling device includes: a water delivery hose with a cooling water supply portion and cooling water branch portion; a pump supplying cooling water from the cooling water supply portion toward the cooling water branch portion; and plural branched water hoses having a first end-side water supply portion and second end-side water supply portion coupled to the cooling water branch portion. A portion of the branched water hoses between the first end-side water supply portion and second end-side water supply portion serves as a water outlet portion. Each branched water hose diameter is smaller than the water delivery hose diameter. The outer peripheral portion of the water outlet portion of each branched water hose orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of the branched water hose has plural water passage holes with opening areas smaller than those of the first end-side water supply portion and second end-side water supply portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SUN-S Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Kittaka, Yoko Okamoto, Haruki Yoshimitsu
  • Patent number: 11221281
    Abstract: Provided is a heat treatment device for slide specimen testing, and the heat treatment device mainly includes a container, a base, a heater, a liquid outlet, a liquid inlet, a controller and a thermocouple. When such device is used together with devices such as a slide cover plate and a slide rack, a large amount of slide specimens can be carried out steps of reagent loading, cleaning, heat treatment, temperature maintaining and drying inside one same device, especially multi-step operations such as an immunohistochemical testing, an original hybrid gene testing, and other protein testing, DNA nucleotide and gene testing on the slide specimen. All testing on the slide specimen is enabled to be performed in one same device from the beginning to the end, guaranteeing that all slide specimens are completely covered by the reagent from the beginning to the end, and all slide specimens are carried out the heat treatment at a uniform temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: James Guo, Derek Guo
  • Patent number: 11202363
    Abstract: An electronic device for improving heat transfer is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a display mounted on at least one surface of the housing, a battery, a supporting member disposed adjacent to a back surface of the display and supporting the display, a printed circuit board on which electronic components are mounted, a shield can surrounding at least a portion of the electronic components, a shielding structure disposed on an outer surface of the shield can to shield the electronic components, and a first heat transfer member disposed on an outer surface of the shielding structure and including a partial area that faces at least one electronic component among the plurality of electronic components mounted on the printed circuit board and another partial area that is bent and faces another electronic component among the plurality of electronic components mounted on the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hongki Moon, Yoonsun Park, Seunghoon Kang, Kyungha Koo, Hajoong Yun, Seungjoo Lee, Yeonjoo Lee, Seyoung Jang
  • Patent number: 11191667
    Abstract: A method for maintaining and/or increasing body temperature of a patient may involve delivering heat to a first location on a limb of the patient, delivering heat to a second location on the limb, apart from the first location, and applying intermittent compression to a third location on the limb, located between the first location and the second location. A device for maintaining and/or increasing body temperature of a patient may include a sleeve for positioning over at least part of one of the patient's limbs, first and second heat delivery members coupled with the sleeve, and an intermittent compression member coupled with the sleeve between the first and second heat delivery members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Peter Santa Maria, Brian Hsueh, Brian Kannard, Ritu Lal, Abhinav Ramani, John Paderi
  • Patent number: 11192696
    Abstract: A thermal pack including: a pouch containing a thermal source; and a bendable and deformable support one of attached to or disposed within the pouch, the support being configured such that the pouch is deformed into a shape matching a contour of a body part and the pouch is maintained in the shape while applied to the body part by the support. The support can include one or more deformable elongated members extending in at least one direction of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 11142872
    Abstract: A customizable tile system includes a tile disposed atop a surface; a forced fluid system comprising a pipe disposed below the tile and operatively coupled to a pump; a bladder operatively connected to the pipe, wherein the bladder is selectively inflatable; a sensor operatively coupled to the bladder; and a control system operable to control the pump. The control system includes a processor in data communication with the sensor, and computer memory, the computer memory comprising a program having machine readable instructions that, when effected by the processor, predicts a location of an impact upon the tile and selectively forces fluid through the pipe to inflate the bladder prior to the impact upon the tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CH3 Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Steve White, Jr., Ron Bennett
  • Patent number: 11139223
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a semiconductor package, a cap, a seal, and microstructures. The semiconductor package includes at least one semiconductor die. The cap is disposed over an upper surface of the semiconductor package. The seal is located on the semiconductor package and between the cap and the semiconductor package. The cap includes an inflow channel and an outflow channel. The active surface of the at least one semiconductor die faces away from the cap. The cap and an upper surface of the semiconductor package define a circulation recess providing fluidic communication between the inflow channel and the outflow channel. The seal is disposed around the circulation recess. The microstructures are located within the circulation recess, and the microstructures are connected to at least one of the cap and the at least one semiconductor die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Hua Yu, Chun-Hui Yu, Jeng-Nan Hung, Kuo-Chung Yee
  • Patent number: 11076510
    Abstract: A heat-management device includes an array of recesses distributed across an external surface of a thermally conductive body. The device includes an array of protrusions interspersed with the array of recesses that form a network of cavities within an internal volume of the thermally conductive body. The array of recesses and the array of protrusions define a non-planar interface that is complementary to a curved surface of a heat source. A fluid volume can be retained within the network of cavities at a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure. The heat management device includes a cooling operation mode wherein the fluid volume absorbs heat from the heat source through the non-planar interface and dissipates heat away from the heat source through the network of cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Taylor Stellman
  • Patent number: 11043484
    Abstract: Techniques for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in integrated circuit (IC) chip packages methods for testing the same are described that are configured to directs the risk of ESD events through ground and power interconnects preferentially over I/O interconnects to enhance ESD protection in chip packages. In one example, a chip package is provided that includes an IC die, a substrate, and a plurality of interconnects. The plurality of interconnects are exposed on a side of the substrate opposite the IC die. The interconnects provide terminations for substrate circuitry formed within the substrate. At least one of the last 5 interconnects of the plurality of interconnects respectively comprising rows and columns of interconnects disposed along the edges of the substrate that closest to each corner of substrate project farther from the substrate than interconnects within those rows and columns that are configured as I/O interconnects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Hong Shi, James Karp, Siow Chek Tan, Martin L. Voogel, Mohsen H. Mardi, Suresh Ramalingam, David M. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 11033426
    Abstract: A thermal control unit for controlling a patient's temperature includes a fluid outlet for delivering temperature-controlled fluid to a patient, a pump, first and second cooling units, and a controller that selectively enables and disables at least one of the cooling units based on one more factors, such as the temperature of the fluid. Alternatively or additionally, a variable speed fan is included in one or both of the cooling units that blows air over the condenser and the controller selectively controls the fan speed based on factors such as the temperature of the circulating fluid. The thermal control unit may be modified to accept a cartridge having its own cooling unit. When so modified, the controller communicates with a controller inside of the cartridge and coordinates control of the cartridge cooling unit and the cooling unit inside the thermal control unit that is external to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory S. Taylor, Christopher John Hopper
  • Patent number: 11008149
    Abstract: An inflatable packaging box to protect an item during storage and shipment, including a plurality of sidewalls, and a chamber formed within the plurality of sidewalls adapted to receive the item. An opening through at least one of the plurality of sidewalls is included, through which the chamber is accessible. A plurality of films are each secured to one of the plurality of sidewalls. Each of the plurality of films forming one of a series of elongated sections which form the chamber in the space between the series of elongated sections. Each of the series of elongated sections are inflatable to conform to the item's shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Rabinovich, Aleksey Rabinovich
  • Patent number: 11000407
    Abstract: An IV pole mountable, therapeutic infusate processing device is incorporated into a hypothermia system to receive therapeutic fluid(s), such as normal saline, peritioneal dialysis solution, or other crystalloid solution, to heat such therapeutic fluid(s) a few degrees centigrade above normal body temperature and to direct the resulting heated infusate to and through a selected anatomical portion of a patients body to raise the temperature of that body portion so as to affect any cancerous or other tumors that may be located therein. The processing device is provided with touch screen controls and visual indicators to facilitate its proper use; while the system further includes temperature and pressure sensors to monitor the hyperthermia processing to insure patient safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Belmont Instrument, LLC
    Inventors: John Joseph Landy, III, Michael Gildersleeve, Yeu Wen Tseng
  • Patent number: 11000077
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has a cooling fluid passage, a gaseous fluid blower disposed at an upstream portion or a downstream portion of the cooling fluid passage, and a liquid droplet sprayer disposed at the upstream portion of the cooling fluid passage. A surface portion of the cooling fluid passage is hydrophobic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Thermobionics LLC
    Inventor: Terence Davidovits
  • Patent number: 10985417
    Abstract: A battery is provided. The battery includes a battery pouch including at least one conductive terminal exposed to the outside, a printed circuit board electrically connected with the at least one conductive terminal and including a signal area and a non-signal area, a protection circuit electrically connected with the battery pouch, disposed on the signal area, and a heat dissipation plate connected with the non-signal area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Soo Kim, Man Ki Choi, Ji Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10967992
    Abstract: A temperature control system may include a heat exchanger configured to cool air within a pressurized enclosed crew cabin when the air is circulated across the heat exchanger and coolant is circulated through the heat exchanger. The system may further include a sublimator configured to cool the coolant. The system may also include a primary coolant line configured to transport the coolant from the sublimator through the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael James Fuller, Daniel J. Leonard, John B. Lauger, Brian R. Dunaway, John Charles Gray
  • Patent number: 10932944
    Abstract: A portable heat generating bandage, which includes an elastic bandage provided with a heat generating section, elastic sections, first fixing portions, and second fixing portions; a heat generating unit that is disposed within the heat generating section and used to produce heat energy; a control unit that is electrically connected to the heat generating unit; and a power supply unit that is electrically connected to the control unit and supplies the heat generating unit with electric power required to produce heat energy, thereby facilitating use of the elastic bandage to be worn on a position on the human body. The heat generating unit produces heat energy that is conducted toward the position of the human body to bring about a heat treatment effect. Moreover, the power supply unit is directly fitted on the elastic bandage, thus providing the heat generating bandage with convenience of portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Pai-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10910242
    Abstract: A temperature controller for semiconductor fabrication comprises a lower chiller connected with a lower chamber of a processing chamber and configured to adjust a temperature of the lower chamber, an electrostatic chuck disposed in the lower chamber and an upper chiller connected with an upper chamber of the processing chamber and configured to adjust a temperature of the upper chamber, a heater disposed in the upper chamber. In the temperature controller for semiconductor fabrication, the three-way valve may be installed on the cooling fluid supplying pipe, and the bypass pipe may be installed between the three-way valve and the cooling fluid collecting pipe to reduce the degree of bypass opening of the three-way valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yong Kyun Lim, Cheol Won Jang, Min Jin Han, Jae Geon Kim
  • Patent number: 10893709
    Abstract: A thermal therapy garment that covers at least the lower extremities of a patient. The garment has an air impermeable outer layer and an air permeable inner layer. An inflatable air chamber is defined between the inner and outer layers. An inlet port connects to the chamber to allow inflation with conditioned air, which is exhausted through the inner layer over a selected region of the patient's lower body. A gown has a length sufficient to overlap a waist portion of the garment, The gown has an opening that coincides with the inlet port, thereby allowing a hose to pass through the gown and connect to the inlet port. In one embodiment, the gown has sleeves and/or a posterior portion that are heat reflective whereby the extremities are warmed to minimize the core to peripheral temperature gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Surgical Company International B.V.
    Inventor: Robertus Gerardus van Oudenallen
  • Patent number: 10893631
    Abstract: A liquid cooling device is provided with a heat dissipating assembly and a pump assembly. The heat dissipating assembly has a plate and a cover. The plate has a connecting surface and a sinking surface opposite each other. The connecting surface has a connecting portion configured to attach to a heat source. The sinking surface has multiple fins corresponding to the connecting portion in location. The cover is mounted on the sinking surface. The pump assembly juxtaposes the heat dissipating assembly. A graphics card is also provided. The graphics card has a graphics card main body and the liquid cooling device. Therefore, functions of the conventional water block and the conventional pump are integrated in one liquid cooling device, which reducing an amount of connecting parts and the probability of leakage of the working fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Cooler Master Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shui-Fa Tsai
  • Patent number: 10888671
    Abstract: An infusion fluid warmer including a heat exchanger and first and second printed circuit boards having respective integrally formed electrically resistive patterns acting as heating elements. The integrally formed electrically resistive patterns are heated by supply of electrical power and thermally coupled to a heat exchanger to warm an infusion fluid flowing through a fluid passage of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MEQU A/S
    Inventor: Ulrik Krogh Andersen
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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