Flexible Envelope Or Cover Type Patents (Class 165/46)
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: YOUNGBLOOD IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Richard Youngblood, Tara Lynn Youngblood
  • 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
    Assignee: CASCADE WELLNESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    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
    Assignee: VYAIRE MEDICAL CONSUMABLES LLC
    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
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    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
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: SLUMBER SCIENCE LLC
    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
  • Patent number: 9673804
    Abstract: The invention relates to a circuit arrangement with an electronic power switch, a capacitor and a plate-shaped direct current laminate. The direct current laminate includes two metal plates insulated from one another for carrying current and multiple connection elements arranged so to electrically connect the metal plates to the capacitor. The capacitor is electrically connected by the connection elements to the direct current laminate, and the capacitor is on one side of the direct current laminate. This circuit arrangement has a significantly reduced space requirement and simultaneously improved scalability. This is achieved because the direct current laminate additionally has multiple connection elements arranged so to connect the direct current laminate to the electronic power switch of the circuit arrangement. The electronic power switch is electrically connected by the connection elements to the direct current laminate and is arranged on the opposing side of the direct current laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Woodward Kempen GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Hübbers, Eric Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9651280
    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: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Christian G. Hill
  • Patent number: 9639126
    Abstract: An apparatus including a tube to encase a fluid, a first portion of the tube disposed in a base portion of a mobile computing device, a second portion of the tube disposed in a display portion of the mobile computing device, the second portion of the tube including metal and a pump coupled to the tube and operable to circulate the fluid in the tube. A mobile computing device including a base portion; a display portion; a tube to encase a fluid, a first portion of the tube disposed in the base portion, a second portion of the tube disposed in the display portion and including metal, the base portion and the display portion coupled by a hinge; and a pump coupled to the tube and operable to circulate the fluid in the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Borys S. Senyk, Larry L. Moresco
  • Patent number: 9615486
    Abstract: A thermal interface device having a containment structure and a thermal conductor is provided. Further, the containment structure includes at least one wall, where the containment structure is configured to facilitate passage of heat. Furthermore, the thermal interface device includes a thermal conductor disposed at least in a portion of the containment structure. Moreover, the thermal conductor is configured to reversibly switch between a solid state and a liquid state. Also, the thermal interface device is a re-workable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hendrik Pieter Jacobus De Bock, Jay Todd Labhart, Shakti Singh Chauhan, Graham Charles Kirk, Joo Han Kim
  • Patent number: 9513037
    Abstract: A Motor Cycle personal cooling system is disclosed that utilizes waste heat employing solid adsorption. The system includes an air distribution module and one or more desiccant chambers encircling the exhaust pipes of the Motor Cycle. Air blowers blow ambient air across the heat exchanger, cooling the air, transferring heat to the heat exchanger, transferring heat to the water, causing it to boil, and turning the water into vapor which is then adsorbed by the desiccant. A heat source is then applied to the desiccant which releases the vapor that travels to one of the heat exchangers and condenses the vapor back into water. A cooling garment worn by the rider of the Motor Cycle has a cool air input and an exhaust output. The cool air input of the cooling garment receives cooled air from the air blowers, and body heat exits out the exhaust output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: OXICOOL, INC.
    Inventor: Ravikant T. Barot
  • Patent number: 9474644
    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 heat exchange catheter. The working fluid from the catheter is heated or cooled by heat exchange with the cold plates through the walls of the cassette to maintain the sterility of the working fluid. On the other hand, high flow rate working fluid chambers surround the cold plates and non-sterile working fluid from an external heat exchange pad flows through the high flow rate working fluid chambers to exchange heat through direct contact with the cold plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Thomas Dabrowiak
  • Patent number: 9447656
    Abstract: A BOP heating method includes operating a coiled tubing unit (CTU) using hydraulic fluid. The fluid is supplied from the CTU to an exchange tube and returned from the exchange tube to the CTU. The method includes transmitting heat from the fluid to an inner plate. Heat is transmitted from the inner plate to a BOP on which the inner plate is temporarily mounted. A BOP heating system includes a CTU configured to use hydraulic fluid, a supply tube configured to supply fluid from the CTU to an exchange tube, and a return tube configured to return fluid from the exchange tube to the CTU. A BOP heat exchange unit includes an outer plate and an inner plate, an exchange tube between the outer plate and the inner plate, and a heat spreading material between the exchange tube and the inner plate. The exchange unit lacks any electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Sam Robb, Jim Colquhoun
  • Patent number: 9416553
    Abstract: A cargo container is provided. The cargo container includes a cargo container housing that defines an interior region. The cargo container further includes a shelving unit disposed in the interior region. The shelving unit has first and second shelf members spaced apart from one another, and a shelf liner disposed on the first shelf member. The shelving unit further includes a shelf liner and an inflatable cushion. The inflatable cushion that is disposed in the storage region of the shelf liner and adapted to contact a storage box and a second shelf member when the inflatable cushion has an inflated state such that the inflatable cushion applies a downward force on the storage box to prevent movement of the storage box during movement of the cargo container housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Arbor Valley Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Robert C. Horvath
  • Patent number: 9351869
    Abstract: Temperature control device for use in fluid-based hyper/hypothermia systems, comprising a connection unit for connecting the device to a local power network, and a fluid temperature control unit for heating or cooling a fluid. The device includes a power supply unit, by which electrical consuming components of the fluid temperature control unit are supplied with power, and which effects supply of the electrical consuming components with direct current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Knott, Manfred Fronhöfer
  • Patent number: 9339066
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a cooling garment including a garment material configured to be worn on a user's upper body. The garment material includes an outer surface with gel-filled chambers, an inner surface, and a hole therethrough. The garment material is configured to compress against the user's body when worn so that protrusions extending from the inner surface contact the user's body and define air channels between the protrusions, the inner surface, and the user's body. The cooling garment also includes a fixing ring coupled to the garment material around the hole, and a suction device configured to be coupled to the fixing ring, wherein the suction device is configured to circulate air through the air channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventors: Leon Neil Codner, Jesse DeLance Sutton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9277672
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a housing, a heat-generating component in the housing, a first radiating portion in the housing thermally connected to the heat-generating component, a second radiating portion in the housing thermally connected to the heat-generating component, and a fan configured to blow air to the first radiating portion and the second radiating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yukihiko Hata
  • Patent number: 9206045
    Abstract: Reactor vessels with transmissive surfaces for producing hydrogen-based fuels and structural elements, and associated systems and methods. A chemical reactor in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a reactor vessel having a reaction zone, a hydrogen donor source coupled in fluid communication with the reaction zone, and a steam source coupled in fluid communication with the reaction zone. The reactor further includes a transmissive surface at the reaction zone, with the transmissive surface being transmissive to a reactant entering the reaction zone and/or radiant energy entering the reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: McAlister Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Edward McAlister
  • Patent number: 9207690
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a carrier receiving region configured to receive a sample carrier with at least one channel that carries at least one sample. The apparatus further includes a thermal control device configured to thermal cycle the sample carrier when the sample carrier is installed in the carrier receiving region, thereby thermal cycling the sample carried therein. The apparatus further includes a thermal control system configured to control the temperature control device based on a predetermined set of target sample temperatures and a temperature map, which maps the predetermined set of target sample temperatures to a set of temperatures of the temperature control device. The set of temperatures of the temperature control device is different from the predetermined set of target sample temperatures, and the set of temperatures of the temperature control device thermal cycle the sample carrier with the temperatures of the predetermined set of target sample temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Tverskoy
  • Patent number: 9198796
    Abstract: A convective blanket has multiple sets of discontinuous bonding strips that bond or attach its upper layer to its lower layer to form a number of air flow guides within the blanket. There is at least one set of substantially parallel discontinuous strips proximate to the air input port of the blanket and another set of substantially parallel discontinuous strips remote from the air input port. For each set of in parallel discontinuous bond strips, the respective distal and proximal ends of each successive strips are aligned with the distal and proximal ends of a corresponding substantially in parallel strip to effect a cross channel so that air flowing along the air flow guide may escape to different sections of the blanket. To output the heated air from the blanket, respective single rows of successively spaced air holes are formed adjacent to and substantially along the length of the discontinuous bond strips that are located proximate to the air input port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Pierre, Rachel Starr
  • Patent number: 9179803
    Abstract: A system and method pre-roasting preparation of a fowl to enhance desirability of breast portions while reducing risks of undercooking leg thigh portions. A flexible, contouring, temperature control pad is sized and shaped to selectively cover portions of a fowl that are to cook at a different rate than other non-covered portions. For example, the temperature control pad includes a cooling pad shaped to cover the breast portion while avoiding contact with the leg thigh portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Brandon Paul Benelli
  • Patent number: 9163907
    Abstract: In a system for the adaptive camouflage of objects, particularly of vehicles, at least one panel-like layer (5) is provided, which is at least partially air-permeable. The air suctioned in from the surroundings can be controlled, before or while it is fed into the layer, to a temperature that is determined at least almost from the background of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: SSZ CAMOUFLAGE TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: René Schwarz
  • Patent number: 9093426
    Abstract: A semi-conductor electronic device for mounting in a pressed stack assembly. The device comprises a box comprising a lower plate, an upper plate and a lateral wall mechanically connecting the lower plate to the upper plate, the lower and upper plates being electrically conductive, several semi-conductor components, each component comprising a first electrode and a second electrode, the first electrodes being electrically connected to the lower plate and the second electrodes being electrically connected to the upper plate, and elastic parts positioned between the components and a supporting plate chosen from the lower plate and the upper plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: GE Energy Power Conversion Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Alfred Permuy