Structural Installation Patents (Class 165/47)
  • Patent number: 10816272
    Abstract: An apparatus to preferentially temper a liquid (only heat it, or, only cool it) by heat exchange with a fluid of indeterminate temperature. A tank of the liquid is plumbed to a liquid dispenser such as a water faucet, heater or chiller and has a internal heat exchanger sealed through each end. A drainpipe with a slit sleeve for double-wall safety, passes through the housing with an annular space between and is connected to a supply of fluids. A gasket seals the space forming a conduit for the liquid. One end of the housing extends from the tank for the liquid inlet. The conduit has natural convection holes into the tank controlled by convection valves which are moved by convection allowing convection only in the direction which preferentially tempers the liquid in the tank, regardless of the temperature, volume, rate, and time of flow of fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Winston MacKelvie
  • Patent number: 10806054
    Abstract: An electronic subassembly includes an enclosure, a circuit board, a plurality of electronic components, and a plurality of flexible elastic thermal elements. Each flexible elastic thermal bridge is disposed in the gap between a different one of the electronic components and a first wall of the enclosure. Each flexible elastic thermal bridge includes a first thermally conductive metallic structure, a second thermally conductive metal structure, and an elastically deflectable thermal element. The first thermally conductive metallic structure contacts the first wall. The second thermally conductive metallic structure contacts the top surface of the electronic component and is spaced apart from the first thermally conductive metallic structure to define a void. The elastically deflectable thermal element is disposed in the void and directly contacts both the first thermally conductive metallic structure and the second thermally conductive metallic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Saravanakumar Mahalingam, NSV Sarveswara Sarma A, D Chandra Mohan Vyas, Ravi Radhakrishnan, Mathews Kuriakose
  • Patent number: 10653041
    Abstract: Removal of heat generated by IT equipment in a data centre is facilitated by heat exchanging units mounted to back sides of open computer storage racks in which the IT equipment is mounted. One or more fans in the IT equipment generate an air flow across the IT equipment, and a heat exchanging unit mounted to the back side of the rack transfers heat in the air flow to a fluid coolant flowing through the heat exchanging unit. The heat exchanging unit has an air back pressure that does not significantly impede the air flow across the IT equipment, and a low fluid pressure drop for the fluid coolant, so that a cold air exhaust temperature of air exiting the heat exchanging unit is less than or equal to the room air temperature of input air entering the computer rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ECube Computing GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Lindenstruth, Horst Stöcker, Alexander Hauser
  • Patent number: 10587118
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to systems, apparatuses and methods for managing one or more loads connected to one or more power sources using one or more smart outlets. Apparatuses described herein may include smart outlets configured to communicate with one or more controllers and responsively connect and disconnect electrical loads connected thereto. Methods described herein may include signaling and/or controlling one or more loads from a group of loads to connect to or disconnect from one or more power sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoav Galin, Guy Sella, Ilan Yoscovich, Amir Fishelov
  • Patent number: 10526425
    Abstract: A method and pressure relief assembly for relieving a condition of over-pressure in a vessel are provided. In addition, a separator vessel suitable for operation in a process for polymerizing one or more olefins is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Philip H. Cornelissen, Paul J. Clymans
  • Patent number: 10525634
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasonic welding device comprising a sonotrode (1) secured to an amplifier (12), and this in turn being secured to a converter (13), on which the head (2) is secured, characterised by comprising an external casing (3) disposed around the sonotrode (1), together delimiting an annular chamber (4) for the circulation of pressurised air having a crenellated opening in the front end (31) thereof for the output of pressurised air and the cooling of the sonotrode (1), wherein said external casing (3) has a rear portion (32) on the head (2) that can move axially, forming a presser plate which exerts a pressure—owing to the action of compressible means (51)—against the parts (P1, P2) to be welded, in a peripheral zone next to the welding zone, before the tip (11) of the sonotrode (1) comes into contact with said parts to be welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Carles Vila Noria
  • Patent number: 10520218
    Abstract: There is provided a fluid heating device for an engine with increased heating efficiency of fluid. The fluid heating device for an engine includes: a holder; a heater; and a radiator pipe, the radiator pipe is inserted into the holder, the heater is housed in the holder, heat of the heater is radiated to fluid passing through the radiator pipe via the radiator pipe. The radiator pipe is formed by an outer pipe and an inner pipe in the outer pipe, the heat generated by the heater is transferred to the outer pipe and the inner pipe, the fluid passing inside and outside the inner pipe in the outer pipe is heated by heat radiation from the outer pipe and the inner pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KUBOTA Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Okada, Yasuo Fujii, Mikio Ishida
  • Patent number: 10513944
    Abstract: A manifold for use in a clearance control system is provided. The clearance control system includes a housing including a plurality of walls that at least partially define an interior of the housing, and a nozzle portion integrally formed with the housing. The nozzle portion extends between adjacent walls of the plurality of walls and including at least one nozzle projection having a plurality of impingement openings defined therethrough. The at least one nozzle projection extends from the adjacent walls in an outward direction relative to the interior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Vinod Shashikant Chaudhari, Neil Fraser Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10495207
    Abstract: A gearbox housing includes a housing body enclosing a housing interior and having a passage opening for a gearbox output shaft surrounded by a connecting surface. A plurality of bores is formed in the housing body and extends through the housing body wall to fill oil into or drain it out of the housing interior, detect the oil level in the housing interior and vent the housing interior. The bores, which are provided as an oil filling opening, an oil draining opening, a venting opening and a level measuring opening during operation, are positioned in such a manner that they can be introduced into the housing body from two adjacent housing sides. This enables machining with a single clamping, with the result that changeover times are unnecessary and the housing body is consequently easy to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Wolfgang Schnurr
  • Patent number: 10498021
    Abstract: An RF antenna structure conceals RF equipment, comprising transmission, receiver and/or transceiver radios, underground in a foundation chamber than supports the antenna mast or pole. The RF equipment is attached to a pneumatic cylinder which, when pressurized, lifts the radios above the foundation grade, where they can be readily accessed for maintenance, repair and/or replacement. In the unpressurized configuration, the pneumatic cylinder conceals the RF equipment underground, where it is secure and not visually obtrusive. An alternative cylindrical lifting means, such as a hydraulic cylinder or a cylindrical electro-mechanical actuator, can be substituted for the pneumatic cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CCS Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Chad Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10422240
    Abstract: A seal assembly includes a seal arc segment that defines radially inner and outer sides and first and second axial arc segment sides, a carriage that carries the seal arc segment, and a cover that defines first and second axial cover sides. The second axial cover side is adjacent the first axial arc segment side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Michael G. McCaffrey
  • Patent number: 10392968
    Abstract: A turbine casing may comprise a casing body a heat pipe disposed in the casing body. The heat pipe may include a vaporization section and a condensation section. The vaporization section may be located forward the condensation section. The vaporization section may be located in a high pressure turbine region of the casing body. The condensation section may be located in a low pressure turbine region of the casing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Ram Ranjan, James D. Hill, Glenn Levasseur, Joel H. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10392810
    Abstract: The Universal Lightweight and Portable Deicing Mat Mat is made of standard top of the line electrically operated and self-regulating standard commercial grade heating cables, which are enclosed between two thin, lightweight, yet strong and protective Neoprene Rubber like sheeting materials, allowing them to endure harshest of winter seasons. These mats can be placed either externally on top of tractor trailers, or they can be placed internally, inside of the tractor trailer, above the ceiling. Both ways can then be secured with custom designed mounting kits, (discussed in further detail). These Deicing Mats can also be used on roofs of residential homes as well as other types of commercial buildings and automobiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: James Demirkan
  • Patent number: 10383476
    Abstract: An actively heated or cooled beverage container includes a body chosen from a group consisting of a mug, a cup and a travel mug, the body having a chamber configured to receive and hold a food or beverage therein. The container has a temperature control system that includes a phase change material positioned about at least a portion of the chamber that removes heat from the beverage disposed in the chamber that has a temperature above a predetermined drinking temperature to lower the temperature of the beverage toward the predetermined drinking temperature. One or more heating elements positioned in thermal communication with a different portion of the chamber than the phase change material. The temperature control system also has control circuitry configured to control the operation of the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ember Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Alexander, Christopher Thomas Wakeham, Daren John Leith, Mikko Juhani Timperi
  • Patent number: 10370983
    Abstract: An air distribution system for cooling a component in a heated gas environment may be provided, where the air distribution system includes a wall and a plate. The wall includes an inner surface, an outer surface configured to be exposed to the heated gas environment, and a protrusion extending from the inner surface of the wall. The plate is fixedly coupled to the protrusion and is space apart from the inner surface of the wall. The plate includes an outer edge. A passage is defined between the plate and the inner surface of the wall. The inlet of the passage is defined by the outer edge of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Weaver, Tony A. Lambert
  • Patent number: 10276271
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to a power system utilizing a uranium-based reactor for space missions. For example, the power system may include a reactor configured to generate thermal energy using a uranium core. A plurality of heat pipes may be configured to transfer thermal energy from the reactor core to a plurality of Stirling engines to generate electricity for a spacecraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Triad National Security, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Ray McClure, David Duff Dixon, David Irvin Poston, Lee Mason, Marc Gibson
  • Patent number: 10274222
    Abstract: A fan unit includes a fan case, a partition member and a centrifugal fan. The fan case has an inflow port and a blowout port. The fan case includes a unit connecting portion for connecting the heat exchange unit. The partition member partitions an inside of the fan case into an upstream side space and a downstream side space. The partition member has an opening for allowing the upstream side space and the downstream side space to communicate with each other. The centrifugal fan includes an impeller including a plurality of backward curved blades. The centrifugal fan is arranged such that the impeller is located in the downstream side space and sucks air in the upstream side space through the opening. The blowout port is located on an outer side in a radial direction of the impeller in the downstream side space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi Kashihara, Takahiro Yamasaki, Kaname Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10278298
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism (10) for pivotally coupling a door (12) to a telecommunications chassis (14) includes an outer hinge arm (46) configured to be pivotally attached with respect to the chassis (14) and an inner hinge arm (48) configured to be pivotally attached with respect to both the outer hinge arm (46) and the door (12) of the chassis (14). The hinge mechanism (10) is configured such that when the door (12) is fully closed, the outer and inner hinge arms (46, 48) are generally vertically overlapped, and when the door (12) is fully open, the outer and inner hinge arms (46, 48) are generally at a perpendicular angle with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Willem De Vis, Heidi Bleus
  • Patent number: 10253504
    Abstract: A system for securing one or more heating cables to a roof and having one or more apparatuses, each apparatus including a metal base panel and a continuous metal C-shaped channel integrally-formed with the base panel. The channel includes a pair of opposing continuous channel walls creating and surrounding a continuous cavity having a cross-sectional cavity shape substantially identical for at least a majority thereof to the cross-sectional shape of the cable. The channel walls are resiliently flexible to enable receipt of a continuous length of the heating cable within the cavity such that the heating cable is in snug continuous contact with the channel to enhance heat conductance from the heating cable to the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Bronson Rumsey, Mike Riley, Andy Elson, Malcolm Brent Nark
  • Patent number: 10197533
    Abstract: A measuring device that is able to function even in rough environments, for example under great heat or in environments in which water or steam is found, as is the case in rolling mills, among other environments, has a housing, a central measuring device that passes through the housing in a straight line, and a measuring coil that is disposed in the housing and encloses the measuring opening. The device has a coil carrier that is disposed in the housing radially outside of the measuring coil and carries the measuring coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SMS group GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Nerzak, Hermann Josef Klingen, Guido Sonnenschein, Thomas Daube, Eduard Stecklein
  • Patent number: 10156227
    Abstract: An electro-osmotic pump using a reversible electrode reaction is provided, the electro-osmotic pump using a reversible electrode reaction comprising: a membrane that allows movement of a fluid; and first and second electrodes that are arranged on both sides of the membrane, respectively, and composed of a porous material or structure to allow the movement of the fluid, and a material to cause a reversible electrochemical reaction, wherein the first and second electrodes are alternately and reversely supplied with a voltage to make the electrochemical reaction repeat alternately forward and backward, and as a result, the alternate change of the movement direction of the fluid generates a pumping force to repair the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sogang University Research Foundation
    Inventor: Woonsup Shin
  • Patent number: 10124305
    Abstract: An agitation device used in the production of red wine that breaks the cap during fermentation is provided. The device has a body, a depth sensor and a flotation device secured to the exterior of the body. Holes in the body enable the body to submerge into wine in a vessel below the surface. A control system is coupled to the agitator and inflates the inflation device to move the device to the surface of the wine to break through a fermentation cap formed on the surface of the wine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Vijay Singh
  • Patent number: 10128714
    Abstract: Provided is a motor. An electrically active part is provided with an insulating structure so that insulating properties between the electrically active part and one or more conductors near the electrically active part satisfy a certain safety standard regarding medical electrical equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Wataru Kokubo, Yasuhisa Kamikawa, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Yohei Kuroda, Jun Arai
  • Patent number: 10107542
    Abstract: A bottom mount refrigerator is provided including a thermal battery or phase change material positioned within the refrigerator or freezer in order to increase energy efficiency and compartment sizes of the refrigerator. The thermal battery can be used with an ice maker to aid in removing heat from the water in the ice maker to produce ice. Furthermore, the phase change material or thermal battery may be used with a thermoelectric cooler to aid in ice production. The phase change material may be tuned to various temperatures according to the desired use of the phase change material, as well as the location of the thermal battery or phase change material. Other embodiments include positioning the phase change material in the liner of the compartments or in thermal storage units in order to further increase the energy efficiency of the refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick J. Boarman
  • Patent number: 10047766
    Abstract: A compressor system is disclosed that includes a base structure having a first portion engageable with a support surface and a second portion cantilevered from the first portion. A compressor can be positioned on the first portion of the base structure and an intercooler in fluid communication with the compressor is supported by the second cantilevered portion. At least one attachment mount with a hook member connected to the intercooler is slidingly engageable with the second portion of the base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventor: Ritesh Mistry
  • Patent number: 10018067
    Abstract: A clearance control apparatus for a gas turbine engine including an annular turbine case having opposed inner and outer surfaces; an annular manifold surrounding a portion of the turbine case, the manifold including: an inlet port in fluid communication with the manifold and the outer surface of the turbine case, and an exit port; and a bypass pipe having an upstream end coupled to the exit port, a downstream end coupled to a low-pressure sink, and a valve disposed between upstream and downstream ends, the valve selectively moveable between a first position which blocks flow between the upstream and downstream ends, and a second position which permits flow between the upstream and downstream ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Samuel Klasing, Richard William Albrecht, Jr., Brandon Flowers Powell, Mark Willard Marusko, Anthony Venzon, Thomas Ryan Wallace
  • Patent number: 10015941
    Abstract: A plant cultivation system includes a first floor including a first area having an area provided with a first plant cultivation shelf, an area provided with a second plant cultivation shelf, and an area between the first plant cultivation shelf and the second plant cultivation shelf, the first floor having no air vent holes; a second floor including a second area differing from the first area, the second floor having air vent holes; and an air-conditioning unit configured to circulate air from a ceiling having air supply holes to the air vent holes in the second floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Haruyasu Miyabe, Tatsuo Muraoka, Akihiko Satoh
  • Patent number: 9981152
    Abstract: An evacuation device (1) for transporting gas and/or particles out of a room includes mounting elements (7, 9) for installation in a wall (3) of the room such that an inflow end (6) is located on the face of the wall (3) that faces the inside of the room and an outflow end (8) is located outside the room. The evacuation device includes a duct (2) extending between the inflow end and the outflow end, and a barrier (12) is releasably attached in the duct to seal it when the evacuation device is in a standby state. Driving elements (21) are arranged to guide at least one flow of fluid through the duct when the evacuation device is in an activated state. Preferably, the duct includes a venturi nozzle, and the driving elements include a number of water nozzles located upstream of the inflow end of the venturi nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SEES AS
    Inventor: Trond Fiskaa
  • Patent number: 9977464
    Abstract: A cover for an electronic device and methods of forming a cover is disclosed. The electronic device may include a housing, and a cover coupled to the housing. The cover may have an inner surface having at least one of an intermediate polish and a final polish, a groove formed on the inner surface, and an outer surface positioned opposite the inner surface. The outer surface may have at least one of the intermediate polish and the final polish. The cover may also have a rounded perimeter portion formed between the inner surface and the outer surface. The rounded perimeter portion may be positioned adjacent the groove. The method for forming the cover may include performing a first polishing process on the sapphire component using a polishing tool, and performing a second polishing process on the groove of the sapphire component forming the cover using blasting media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Mylvaganam, Erik G. de Jong, Dale N. Memering, Xiao Bing Cai, Palaniappan Chinnakaruppan, Jong Kong Lee, Srikanth Kamireddi, Sawako Kamei, Feng Min, Jing Zhang, Xiang Du, Sai Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 9964365
    Abstract: Apparatus for controlling heat transfer between two objects. In one embodiment, The apparatus includes a first and second conductive elements, a container of magnetorheological fluid disposed between the first and second conductive elements, an electromagnet disposed about the container, wherein the electromagnet is configured to produce a magnetic field within the container of magnetorheological fluid and conductively couple the first and second conductive elements, and at least one biasing element wherein the biasing element is coupled to the first conductive element and is configured to move the first conductive element relative to the container to conductively couple and uncouple the first conductive element and the second conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: David Barron, Chelsie M. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9952006
    Abstract: Method for controlling heat transfer between two objects. In one embodiment, the method includes flowing a current through an electromagnet disposed about a container holding magnetorheological fluid to bias a first conductive element against a first end of the container and a second conductive element against a second end of the container to align particles in the magnetorheological fluid such that first conductive element is conductively coupled to the second conductive element; and reducing the current through an electromagnet such that the first conductive element is biased away from the first end of the container and the second conductive element is biased away from the second end of the container to break the alignment of the particles in the magnetorheological fluid such that the first conductive element is not conductively coupled to the second conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: David Barron, Chelsie M. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9939207
    Abstract: A process is for the pre-conditioning of one or more latent heat storage elements in the case of which the temperature or the narrow temperature range of the phase transition defines a target temperature and the latent heat storage elements are heated up to the target temperature. The latent heat, storage elements are cooled to an initial temperature below the target temperature and this initial temperature is determined. The latent heat storage elements at the initial temperature are introduced into a thermally insulated container and the container is then closed. The interior of the closed container is, or has been, connected to a heating device of which the thermal output which takes effect in the interior of the closed container is known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: VA-Q-TEC AG
    Inventors: Joachim Kuhn, Fabian Eschenbach, Martin Heinemann
  • Patent number: 9931907
    Abstract: To provide a vehicle air-conditioning unit that increases a volume of airflow delivered from a side vent opening in a foot mode, to effectively prevent fogging of windowpanes on right and left end sides. An air passage has: a first passage that guides hot air to a center vent opening, a side vent opening, and a defrost opening; and a second passage that is branched from the first passage and guides the hot air to a foot opening. A first door is arranged at a branched position of the air passage to the second passage, and a second door is arranged between the center vent opening and the defrost opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO JAPAN CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Shichiken, Daisuke Araki, Takao Koike
  • Patent number: 9926915
    Abstract: A wind power generation system includes: blades configured to be rotated by wind; a generator configured to be driven by the rotation of the blades to generate power; a nacelle supporting the blades; and a tower supporting the nacelle rotatably. The wind power generation system is configured to receive the wind at a side opposite to a side of the nacelle on which the blades are provided. The system includes a radiator configured to dissipate heat in the nacelle through a cooling medium. The radiator is provided outside the nacelle on an upwind side of the nacelle. The radiator is provided with an intake surface thereof facing an upwind direction. A path is formed downstream of the radiator to guide the wind that has passed the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigehisa Funabashi, Yasushi Shigenaga, Shingo Inamura, Masaru Oda
  • Patent number: 9925628
    Abstract: A method for installing a fastener by positioning a cap around the fastener, spraying a cooling agent from a sprayer of a cooling system. The fastener may have a top portion including a dielectric material. The cooling system may be configured to cool the top portion of the fastener to stiffen the top portion. A tool may be configured to install the fastener in a structure after cooling, while retaining the cooling agent within the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Julie M. Drexler
  • Patent number: 9874105
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes active clearance control systems including improved cooling manifolds. Such improved manifolds may utilize multiple cooling zones to provide varied levels of cooling to an engine case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Craig M. Callaghan
  • Patent number: 9856747
    Abstract: A platform for supporting a nozzle guide vane for a gas turbine is provided. The platform has a gas passage surface arranged to be in contact with a streaming operation gas, and a cooling channel for guiding a cooling fluid within the cooling channel formed in an inside of the platform. A cooling portion of an inner surface of the cooling channel is in thermal contact with the gas passage surface. The platform is an integrally formed part representing a segment in a circumferential direction of the gas turbine. The cooling channel has a first cooling channel portion and a second cooling channel portion arranged downstream of the first cooling channel portion with respect to a streaming direction of the operation gas. The first cooling channel portion and the second cooling channel portion are interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony Davis, Paul Mathew Walker
  • Patent number: 9834269
    Abstract: A traveling wind intake structure for a saddled vehicle, comprising a meter visor covering a meter from above; and a wind screen covering the meter visor from above, wherein an introduction portion for introducing a traveling wind rearward of the wind screen is formed between a lower end of the wind screen and a vehicle body, a gate-type louver member is provided between the wind screen and the meter visor, and is formed by a plate-shaped guide member for guiding rearward the traveling wind introduced through the introduction portion, and leg members extending downward from left and right end portions of the guide member in a vehicle width direction, and the leg members are each provided with a shaft portion extending along the vehicle width direction and supporting the louver member in a frontward and rearward swingable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Hagimoto, Nobutaka Wakita, Atsushi Kusuda, Kihoko Kaita
  • Patent number: 9829049
    Abstract: A cooling assembly fluidly communicating with a vehicle cooling system includes a coolant tube and a mounting plate. The cooling assembly is configured for cooling a support bearing disposed in a dual clutch transmission. The coolant tube includes (i) an inlet end that receives a cooling medium, (ii) an outlet end that returns the cooling medium to the vehicle cooling system and (iii) a heat transfer portion incorporated between the inlet end and the outlet end. The mounting plate has a plate body including a bearing opposing surface and a transmission housing opposing surface. The bearing opposing surface contacts the support bearing. The heat transfer portion of the coolant tube is attached to the mounting plate such that cooling medium communicated through the coolant tube reduces temperature of the mounting plate and therefore the support bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D Kruger, Tomislav Stajic
  • Patent number: 9777636
    Abstract: A turbine case cooling system including a turbine assembly having an inlet and an outlet and surrounded by a turbine casing. The turbine case cooling system is arranged to selectively impingement cool at least part of the turbine casing. The system includes an annular structure that is radially spaced from the turbine casing and includes a downstream end. The system includes an annular duct that is spaced radially outwardly from the turbine casing and radially inwardly from the annular structure. The duct is sealingly coupled to the turbine casing at a first end towards the turbine inlet, and a second end extends axially towards the downstream end of the annular structure and the turbine outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Daniel Lawrence Morrill
  • Patent number: 9745971
    Abstract: A fluid pumping system may include an electroosmotic pump; and a separation member provided at least one end of the electroosmotic pump, and configured to separate the fluid and a transfer target fluid. The electroosmotic pump may include: a membrane that allows a fluid to move therethrough; and a first electrode and a second electrode which are respectively provided at two opposite sides of the membrane, and each of which is formed of a porous material or has a porous structure to allow a fluid to move therethrough; each of the first electrode and the second electrode may contain a conductive polymer in which an anionic polymer is included or may be made of porous carbon only; and an electrochemical reaction of the first electrode and the second electrode may take place as a cation is moved in a direction whereby a charge balance is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Woonsup Shin, Enhua Zhu
  • Patent number: 9702560
    Abstract: A device (20, 29, 48, 64) for cooling a supporting structure of a heat shield (33, 60) to avoid scaling of the supporting structure due to the intake of hot gas. The device has a longitudinal axis (21) and a cooling air duct (22). The device is on the supporting structure with the longitudinal axis (21) intersecting the surface (51) of the supporting structure (34). In this position, the cooling air duct (22) extends from a device end (23) pointing towards the supporting structure. The device has at least one outlet duct downstream in the cooling air duct. The duct emerges out of the device (20, 29, 48, 64) laterally with respect to the longitudinal axis (21). The cooling air duct (22) corresponds to at least one cooling air passage (50) in the supporting structure (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventors: Sabine Grendel, Andre Kluge
  • Patent number: 9651275
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to adiabatic cooling units. For example, a method for mixing gases within an adiabatic cooling unit includes allowing a first gas at a first temperature to enter a mixing chamber on a non-exposed side of an adiabatic cooling media and utilizing a first baffle to direct the first gas in a direction away from the adiabatic cooling media. The method includes allowing a second gas at a second temperature to enter the mixing chamber on an exposed side of the adiabatic cooling media and allowing the first gas and the second gas to mix in the mixing chamber creating a mixed gas. The method also includes creating an inlet with the first baffle and a second baffle to direct the mixed gas away from the adiabatic cooling media and allowing the mixed gas to enter through the exposed side of the adiabatic cooling media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Tahir Cader, Ernesto Ferrer, Matthew R Slaby, Wade D Vinson
  • Patent number: 9591735
    Abstract: An inductively-coupled plasma source for a focused charged particle beam system includes a plasma chamber and a fluid that is not actively pumped surrounding the plasma chamber for providing high voltage isolation between the plasma chamber and nearby parts which are at ground potential, such as a conductive shield. One or more cooling devices cool the plasma chamber by using evaporative cooling and heat pipes to dissipate the heat from the plasma chamber into a surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: FEI COMPANY
    Inventors: Sean Kellogg, Andrew B. Wells, James B. McGinn, N. William Parker, Mark W. Utlaut
  • Patent number: 9522439
    Abstract: In a welding apparatus for the longitudinal seam welding of can bodies (31?) by way of electrode rollers (8, 17), three drive stages (4, 10, 20), by means of which the wire electrode (25) is driven in addition to the drive by the electrode rollers (8, 17), are provided in the wire course. Preferably, elastic stretching is brought about in this case by the three drive stages (4, 10, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Soudronic AG
    Inventor: Peter Taiana
  • Patent number: 9435299
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a product including a housing including at least one phase change material and a medium constructed and arranged for thermal energy transfer to or from a vehicle fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Shailesh M. Lopes
  • Patent number: 9410435
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine engine includes a gas path wall having a first surface, a second surface exposed to hot gas flow, and a cooling hole extending through the gas path wall. The cooling hole includes an inlet formed in the first surface, an outlet formed in the second surface, cooling hole surfaces that define the cooling hole between the inlet and the outlet, and a longitudinal ridge formed along at least one of the cooling hole surfaces. The longitudinal ridge separates the cooling hole into first and second lobes. The cooling hole diverges through the gas path wall, such that cross-sectional area of the cooling hole increases continuously from the inlet through the cooling hole to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: JinQuan Xu
  • Patent number: 9404648
    Abstract: Technologies related to light fixtures, cooling systems, electronic controllers for light fixtures, methods of manufacture, and methods for operating light fixtures are described herein. Example light fixtures may include Light Emitting Diode (LED) light fixtures equipped with cooling systems. Example cooling systems may comprise liquid cooling systems, duct cooling systems, fan cooling systems, and combinations thereof. Example light fixtures may furthermore include switches and a local controller for controlling the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Chilled Tech, LLC
    Inventor: Vitaly Druchinin
  • Patent number: 9347032
    Abstract: A composter comprising a container for receiving material to be composted, an aerator within the container having at least one opening for allowing air to pass from the aerator into the container, a base structure defining a floor on which the composting material sits above a leachate tank located under the floor, an air flow path through the base structure for providing air from outside the composter to the aerator and to openings located in the floor above the leachate tank to facilitate aerobic decomposition of the composting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Global Environment Management (FZC)
    Inventor: Robert James Adam
  • Patent number: 9332672
    Abstract: An electronic product including a heat dissipating device is disclosed. The electronic product includes a casing, a heat conducting board, at least one fan unit and a plurality of electronic elements. The casing includes a compartment. The heat conducting board divides the compartment into first and second chambers. The first chamber includes a plurality of openings. The fan unit(s) includes an air inlet aligned with an opening of the openings, as well as an air outlet aligned with another opening of the openings. The first chamber defines at least one air channel each being in the form of a single air channel including two ends respectively in communication with the opening and the other opening. In one embodiment, the at least one fan unit includes first and second fan units. In another embodiment, the at least one air channel includes first and second air channels in communication with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Tso-Kuo Yin