Structural Installation Patents (Class 165/47)
  • Patent number: 11330852
    Abstract: An air-conditioning garment includes a garment, a miniature air conditioner, and a convenient strap for carrying the miniature air conditioner on the garment. The garment includes an outer layer and an inner layer sealed together to form an air channel, at least two air holes are arranged across the outer layer of the garment, the garment and the miniature air conditioner are connected by an air inlet tube and an air outlet tube, and one end of the air inlet tube and one end of the air outlet tube are respectively connected to at least two of the air holes, so as to be connected to the air channel of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Yingxue Luo
  • Patent number: 11306815
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a continuously variable transmission which requires non-recycled air. The continuously variable transmission may provide non-recycled air to a first number of sheaves of the continuously variable transmission with a second number of air supply conduits, the second number being less than the first number. A cover of the continuously variable transmission may have a unitary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Amery D. Kuhl, Jacob R. Jain, David J. Hicke, Steven L. Nelson, Anthony J. Ripley
  • Patent number: 11293092
    Abstract: A stage device includes a stage configured to hold a target substrate in a vacuum chamber, a chiller having a cold head maintained at an extremely low temperature and a cold heat transfer body fixed in contact with the cold head and disposed below a bottom surface of the stage with a gap between the stage and the cold heat transfer body. The stage device further includes a heat insulating structure unit having a vacuum insulated structure and configured to surround at least the cold head and a connection portion between the cold head and the cold heat transfer body, cooling fluid supplied to the gap to transfer cold heat of the cold heat transfer body to the stage, and a stage support rotated by a driving mechanism and configured to rotatably support the stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Manabu Nakagawasai, Naoyuki Suzuki, Shinji Orimoto
  • Patent number: 11273516
    Abstract: An ultrasonic block horn includes a generally cylindrical block of material having a first generally circular planar end surface, a second generally circular planar end surface and a generally circular circumferential side surface extending between the first and second generally planar end surfaces. A first plurality of through holes are formed in the generally cylindrical block of material, each of the first plurality of through holes extending from a first opening in the circumferential side surface to a second opening in the circumferential side surface, and each of the first plurality of through holes being generally parallel with, and spaced apart from, each other of the first plurality of through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sonics & Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Rushton
  • Patent number: 11242294
    Abstract: This invention is a method for the processing of organic materials or organic wastes in a cost-effective and environmentally sound manner. The invention works both in the anaerobic or aerobic state. Processing organic material is accomplished by forcing the flow of gas through a pile of material, containing some organic matter, with liquids and gravity. The movement of gas and liquids through the pile results in very large increases in microorganism populations, accelerated evolution of the microorganisms, and corresponding increases in the processing provided organic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Richard Aho
  • Patent number: 11234346
    Abstract: A system and method for computer data processing systems of cooling or heating a plurality of objects (heat sources), such as processors in a data center or the like, is disclosed with each of the objects having a control valve associated therewith. Each of the objects is in communication with a supply of a coolant fluid and each control valve has an inlet for receiving coolant fluid from its respective object which reflects the temperature of the object. The control valve has a chamber that receives coolant from its inlet and an outlet. A valve member within the chamber is movable in response to changes in temperature of the coolant fluid within the chamber between a closed position and an open position. The valve member is of a layers of dissimilar metal material having different coefficients of thermal expansion that changes shape in response to changes in temperature. The coolant is carbon dioxide (CO2) that is in its supercritical state as it passes through the heat sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Nooter/Eriksen, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen L. Bostick
  • Patent number: 11220809
    Abstract: The shower system has a heat exchanger located in compartment vertically adjacent to the wall of the shower space and closed off by an openable or removable panel. The heat exchanger comprising a helically winding heat exchange conduit with successive windings around a vertical axis in said compartment above the floor of the shower space. A pump coupled to the shower drain pumps warm water to a warm water feed of the heat exchanger, from where it is sprayed on a top winding of the heat exchange conduit. Tap water is fed to the shower head successively via the heat exchange conduit and a heater and/or a mixing element for mixing water from the heat exchanger with water from a supply input for external hot water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignees: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO, Hametech Holding B. V., Wilmar Holding B. V.
    Inventors: Peter Jacobs, Richard Edward John Kemp, Erik Daniel Nennie, Bert Ter Meer, Johny Van de Koot, Wilhelm Hendrik Ligtermoet
  • Patent number: 11213169
    Abstract: A device for chilling and heating of fluids, particularly beverages and liquid foods, is provided. The heating or cooling device can include a container encasing an insulation system, a cover or lid for covering the container, and the insulation system. The insulation system can include a coil made of a temperature-conductive material and fashioned to connect to an inlet in the cover and to an outlet in the container. The cover can also include a fluid reservoir for accepting the liquid to be processed, and an open section providing a passageway for adding additional insulating material to the insulating system while the device is in use. Once the device is assembled, a liquid can be poured into the fluid reservoir, pass through the coil that carries the liquid through the insulating system, and exit the container as a chilled or heated liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Dan Abrell
  • Patent number: 11208944
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a novel cooling system for an internal combustion engine, which comprises a cooling fan, a first water radiator, an intercooler and a second water radiator, wherein the intercooler is positioned between the first water radiator and the second water radiator; the first water radiator is positioned at one end, close to an air inlet pipe, of an air inlet side of the intercooler, and the second water radiator is positioned at one end, close to an air outlet pipe, of an air outlet side of the intercooler; and the first water radiator, the intercooler and the second water radiator jointly form a heat exchange unit, and the cooling fan is provided on an outer side of the heat exchange unit. According to the disclosure, the heat exchange is more sufficient, the efficiency is higher, the water resistance is smaller, the cold air demand is less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Qingdao Auto Radiator Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongliang Qi, Qiaoguang Sui, Chao Zheng
  • Patent number: 11199254
    Abstract: A gearbox includes a housing, which has a lower housing part onto which an upper housing part is placed. The lower housing part and the upper housing part are in physical contact along a contact surface, for example, so that the contact surface between the lower and upper housing part lies in a plane and/or is planar. Cooling fins are situated on the housing, the cooling fins having a curved characteristic such that a portion of an axially directed airflow streaming along the housing, and thus in particular an airflow that is streaming parallel to the axis of rotation of the input shaft, is deflected in a transverse direction between two cooling fins disposed closest to each other in the axial direction in each case, the axial direction, for example, being parallel to the contact surface, e.g., the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher Blickle
  • Patent number: 11193721
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat recovery unit to transfer heat from a gray water source discharged from a bath or a shower to preheat fresh cold water supplying a bath, a shower, a boiler system or hot water heater. The heat recovery unit comprises an inner tube, an outer tube, a non-return valve, an anode, deflectors as well as associated piping and fittings. Fresh water from a pressurized public network or well flows through the inner tube while the gray water flows between the inner and outer tubes. The non-return valve installed in the fresh water pipe prevents contamination of the drinking water system. A translucent pipe may be installed in a section of the gray water piping system to detect any leaks. An insulated jacket may be placed around the unit to reduce heat loss. The heat recovery unit may be used in domestic, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Mario Vaillancourt
  • Patent number: 11125461
    Abstract: An energy system incorporated within an environment includes a local control for receiving a local temperature input corresponding to an enclosure within the environment; an airway manipulation device situated within or within a threshold distance of the enclosure, where the airway manipulation device is configured to modify at least one aperture separating two volumes. The energy system also includes a central control for receiving a central temperature input for an area that includes the enclosure, and one or more processors programmed to control the airway manipulation device based at least in part on the local temperature input and a central temperature input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Gerard O'Hora
  • Patent number: 11125488
    Abstract: Defrosting refrigeration equipment meeting the strict requirements for storage of vaccines provided by the Center for Disease Control, California Vaccine for Children, American Academy of Pediatrics, Vaccines for Children (VFC) and the North Dakota Department of Health among others. Vaccine refrigeration storage must maintain consistent temperatures between ?58 degrees Fahrenheit and 5 degrees Fahrenheit. The invention utilizes temperature variation moderating heat reservoirs consisting of high specific or latent heat capacity materials to significantly reduce the cycle temperature variation while maintaining the ability to successfully defrost the freezer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Standex International Corporation
    Inventors: Teddy Glenn Bostic, Jr., Gregory Joseph Deutschmann, Chang H. Luh, Laura Steiner
  • Patent number: 11059760
    Abstract: A device for treating organic materials having a nozzle base, a roof, a rear wall, and two side walls, delimiting the interior of the device. Extending in the nozzle base are tubes connected to nozzles in the nozzle base, directed toward the interior of the device. The tubes are connected to a process gas apparatus for supplying the tubes with process gas. The process gas apparatus includes a ventilator connected to a pressure chamber for feeding the pressure chamber with process gas. The pressure chamber has at least one outlet connected to at least one of the tubes in the nozzle base to conduct process gas from the pressure chamber into the tubes. The ventilator and the pressure chamber are situated on the roof of the device, in particular in an enclosure. The pressure chamber is connected to the tubes via at least one connecting line in the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KOMPOFERM GmbH
    Inventor: Karlgünter Eggersmann
  • Patent number: 10982863
    Abstract: A fan housing (184) is provided for accommodating a fan (154) rotating about a central axis (500). The fan housing comprises: an inlet (212); a diffuser (202); an inner diameter (ID) surface (200, 210) facing the central axis; and an outer diameter (OD) surface (240) facing away from the central axis. A rim (220) at the inlet has a plurality of apexes (231) and a plurality of nadirs (233).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Mina Adel Zaki, Ryan K. Dygert, Richie C. Stauter
  • Patent number: 10980151
    Abstract: A flexible heat transfer mechanism is provided for transferring heat from a heat generating component to a heatsink. The heat transfer mechanism may include a pedestal coupled to the heatsink via a heat transfer element. The heat transfer element may be a compliant member that is capable of flexing in a vertical direction such that the pedestal may be vertically displaced relative to the heatsink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Sunil Rao Ganta Papa Rao Bala, Richard Bargerhuff, Nabeel Fathi
  • Patent number: 10974435
    Abstract: A method for producing a foamed blow-molded article, which includes extruding a physical blowing agent-containing foamable molten resin downwardly through a annular die to form a tubular foamed parison, clamping the foamed parison between split molds, and then blow molding it. At the latest before completion of the clamping of the foamed parison between the split molds, a gas is blown toward an inner peripheral surface of an upper portion of the foamed parison, the bottom portion of which has been closed, from a gas ejection outlet located within the foamed parison at a position immediately below the annular die to widen the foamed parison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Masahiro Gomibuchi, Toshio Morita
  • Patent number: 10925179
    Abstract: The cooling system includes a series of cooling channels arranged to provide convective cooling, with inserts for shielding electromagnetic interference (EMI) that is propagated by the waveguide nature of the cooling channels. Due to the relatively open nature, the cooling channels can serve to propagate EMI energy. The inserts mitigate the EMI exiting via these channels by attenuating or blocking the EMI. The inserts are shaped to block particular frequencies of EMI. The inserts may include thin sheet metal contoured to a half-wave profile, arranged along each cooling channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Alf Hanssen, Abbas Hosseinian, Pranav Swaroop Devalla
  • Patent number: 10914470
    Abstract: A liner panel for a combustor of a gas turbine engine includes a nominal wall thickness and a thickened wall thickness in the region of a hot spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: James A. Dierberger
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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