Hollow Or Recess In The Structure Connected For Exchange Fluid Flow Patents (Class 165/56)
  • Patent number: 10222073
    Abstract: A concealed heating system that includes one or more heating units. Each heating unit has a frame that enables the heating units to be stacked against one another and to be attached to framing members of a wall. Each heating unit also includes a housing that is attached to the frame. The housing extends into the wall to define a recess portion through which a heat supply pipe with heat-dissipating fins attached thereto extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Roger Thomas
  • Patent number: 9777931
    Abstract: An underlayment system is provided that includes a plurality of protrusions that extend from a common base member. The protrusions and base member can include an opening therethrough that allows for subsequent layers of material, such as adhesive, to interact and bond to each other. The protrusions are arranged in such a way to contain a wire, string, or heating element, within a receiving area. The arrangement of the protrusions allow for routing of the wire, string, or heating element in a variety of angles, bends, and other routing layouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PROGRESS PROFILES SPA
    Inventor: David D. Larson
  • Patent number: 9650789
    Abstract: Mounting brackets used for mounting decorative panels to walls is provided. The mounting brackets may each include a substantially planar body having a front surface, a rear surface, a top end and a bottom end forming a height in between, and a first end and a second end, forming a length in between. The mounting brackets further include at least one hook rail protruding from the front surface of the body at an angle relative to the front surface. The hook rail runs along at least a portion of the length of the body. A hook rail of a first bracket interlocks with a hook rail of a second bracket when the second bracket is disposed in an upside position relative to the first bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: James Reid Gulnick
  • Patent number: 9625163
    Abstract: An underlayment system is provided that includes a plurality of protrusions that extend from a common base member. The protrusions and base member can include an opening therethrough that allows for subsequent layers of material, such as adhesive, to interact and bond to each other. The protrusions are arranged in such a way to contain a wire, string, or heating element, within a receiving area. The arrangement of the protrusions allow for routing of the wire, string, or heating element in a variety of angles, bends, and other routing layouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Progress Profiles SpA
    Inventor: David D. Larson
  • Patent number: 9476166
    Abstract: A system for regulating temperature and moisture on a field, while also absorbing an impact force from the field, uses adjacently joined panels positioned beneath the field, and that have sufficient thermal mass to transfer heat between an underlying fluid and the field. The temperature of the fluid regulates the temperature of the field, such that the field can be heated and cooled accordingly. The panels have water exfiltration and infiltration holes to drain moisture buildup from the field, and aeration channels for circulation. An interior region of each panel is defined by tube channels. The tube channel carries at least one fluid tube through the joined panels. The fluid tube carries a fluid having a predetermined temperature. The heat transfers between the fluid and the field through the plurality of panels. The temperature of the fluid can be adjusted to affect the temperature on the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Gary J. Hydock
  • Patent number: 9428920
    Abstract: An underlayment includes a base layer having a base elevation and a series of individual supports extending upwardly from the base layer and being configured to create voids in a layer of bonding material used to adhere the veneer material to the underlayment. Each of the individual supports includes: at least one outer wall extending upwardly from the base layer and terminating at an upper lip, a bowl area defined adjacent a center of each of the individual supports and having a foot support defined at a bottom of the bowl area; and an internal wall extending downwardly and inwardly from the upper lip toward the foot support. An elevation of the foot support is substantially the same as an elevation of the base layer immediately adjacent the outer wall of each of the individual supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Schluter Systems L.P.
    Inventors: Werner Schluter, Stefan Weige
  • Patent number: 9290636
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a multilayered pipe having a layer comprising a resin composition containing EVOH, which is unlikely to exhibit the occurrence of cracking in the EVOH layer due to oxidative degeneration and has excellent gas barrier property even during long-term usage at high temperatures, and also to provide a resin composition for obtaining the multilayered pipe. The present invention relates to a resin composition containing 0.001 to 5 parts by mass of an antioxidant (B) and 0.00001 to 0.3 parts by mass of a conjugated polyene compound (C) having a molecular weight of 1000 or less, relative to 100 parts by mass of an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Kazeto, Wataru Hirose
  • Patent number: 9285126
    Abstract: Modular, prefabricated radiant panel, having a sandwich structure including a thermally insulating rear layer (1), a front layer acting as mechanical support and outer surface finish, and two radiant pipes (4) integrated in the panel for the flow of a heat-carrying fluid. The radiant pipes (4) are housed in preformed grooves (2) in the thermally insulating rear layer. In the same layer there are further provided two parallel, longitudinal grooves (3) for the housing of a pair of headers (5) which supply the radiant pipes (4). The headers (5) housed in the grooves (3) cross the entire panel and end in correspondence of the opposite short sides thereof, where they are connected to the radiant pipes (4) via T-junctions (6), a free mouth of which faces outwards for connection via sleeves (7) to T-junctions (6) of other panels, both directly and through connection pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERTO MESSANA
    Inventor: Guido Buttignol
  • Patent number: 9146038
    Abstract: A sub-flooring panel with improved impact and/or sound deadening (ISD) properties that is adapted to adjoin other sub-flooring panels to form a sub-flooring panel assembly, includes a base body having an upper surface formed with a groove for receiving a heating/cooling element, such as hydronic piping. A sub-flooring system with significantly improved ISD properties includes the panel assembly and an underlayment assembly which comprises a plurality of stabilizing supports, each support being adjustable in height, to support at least a generally rigid board and a fiberboard on which finishing flooring or laminate may be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: CODI GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Kyoungjoo Cha
  • Patent number: 9091489
    Abstract: A system of spacecraft radiators comprising pre-formed thermal-transfer modules joined together by at least one solid-state welding process. Critical failure points are eliminated by forming the thermal-transfer modules as a single unitary piece, preferably by an extrusion process. The thermal-transfer modules allow the formation of larger radiator assemblies, which may comprise a wide range of sizes and physical geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: PARAGON SPACE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas William Morin, Taber K. MacCallum, Norman Jacob Hahn, John Zaniel Maccagnano
  • Publication number: 20150107798
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for cooling a wall of a component, where a fluid flow flows parallel to the wall, with at least one inflow duct, the center axis of which being arranged inclined to the plane of the wall, with a groove provided in the wall, into which issues the inflow duct, where a wall of the groove is designed contoured downstream of a discharge opening of the inflow duct and has an inflow edge facing the discharge opening, characterized in that the groove extends on both sides of the discharge opening and adjacent to the inflow edge at an angle to the direction of the fluid flow, and has a narrowing width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Michael PFITZNER, Bernhard KROESS, Peter SCHREIVOGEL
  • Publication number: 20150090425
    Abstract: A system may include a chassis having a pair of stationary rails mechanically coupled thereto. Each stationary rail may receive a corresponding telescoping sliding rail. Each stationary rail/sliding rail combination may be configured to convey a cooling fluid to or from a heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Austin Shelnutt, Christian Petersen, John Stuewe, Joseph Michael Sekel, Richard Mills, Shane Kavanagh
  • Publication number: 20150047807
    Abstract: A system for installing tubing of hydronic thermal control systems in the walls, including ceilings, of buildings allows for the stable incorporation of the tubing in the walls while ensuring good thermal conductivity between the tubing and the building's room. The system features a wall including a hydronic thermal management system. The wall comprises a vertically-extending wall support structure, tubing panels secured to the wall support structure, the panels being constructed from wood material, tubing in the tubing panels for carrying a heat transfer fluid, and drywall panels secured over the tubing panels. A filling material is applied between the tubing and the drywall panels. Also a high thermally conductive layer, such as aluminum foil, is used between the filling material and the drywall panels or between the filling material and the tubing panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Joachim Fiedrich
  • Publication number: 20140367069
    Abstract: A floor-positioned air-conditioning apparatus including a housing including a fan and a heat exchanger; a forward blowing control member rotatably arranged at a forward air outlet formed in a housing front surface at a position near a housing top surface; and an upward blowing control member rotatably arranged at an upward air outlet formed near the housing front surface are included. The forward blowing control member closes the forward air outlet and the upward blowing control member closes the upward air outlet during operation stop. The forward blowing control member closes the forward air outlet and the upward blowing control member is rotated and opens the upward air outlet during cooling operation. The upward blowing control member closes the upward air outlet and the forward blowing control member is rotated and opens the forward air outlet during heating operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Yamaguchi, Hideyuki Ogata, Takashi Ikeda, Masatomo Hatta, Keichi Ochiai, Tetsuo Yamashita, Tetsuya Tazawa, Keisuke Tomomura, Toshiya Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20140368999
    Abstract: A temperature control module for a socket is provided with of an upper docking plate and a lower docking plate. The upper docking plate has a recess for accommodating a socket and two temperature-controlling fluid passages. One end of the passages communicates with the recess, and the other end thereof is connected to a temperature-controlling fluid source. The lower docking plate is disposed under the upper docking plate and covers the recess. A fluid chamber is formed of the recess of the docking plate, the lower docking plate and the socket. The temperature-controlling fluid source outputs a temperature-controlling fluid to the fluid chamber via the temperature-controlling fluid passages for maintaining the socket at a specific temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: CHROMA ATE INC.
    Inventors: Xin-Yi Wu, Jui-Chih CHOU, Hsuan-Jen SHEN
  • Patent number: 8881476
    Abstract: A panel includes an insulating material, first channels disposed in a first surface of the insulating material, and second channels disposed in the first surface of the insulating material. The second channels are disposed at a first angle relative to the first channels. Additionally, the first channels and second channels are arranged such that each of the first channels is substantially parallel to the other first channels and each of the second channels is substantially parallel to the other second channels. The panel further includes a first retention clip disposed in one of the first channels. The first retention clip is configured to suspend an object having a substantially round cross-section within the one of the first channels. The first retention clip is further configured to prevent the object from contacting walls of the one of the first channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: BTU Comfort Systems, LLC.
    Inventors: Michael G. Sullivan, Diane M. Reker, Bruce B. Solper
  • Publication number: 20140272063
    Abstract: A food cabinet is provided that includes an enclosure with an access door, shelves carried by and vertically arranged within the enclosure, and a heat transfer arrangement. The heat transfer arrangement includes a pump, fluid conduits coupled with the pump and associated with the shelves of the enclosure, a primary tank, and an auxiliary tank. The primary tank is fluidly connected to the pump and contains a heat transfer medium. The auxiliary tank is coupled with the primary tank and provides make-up heat transfer medium to the primary tank. Also provided is a method of warming food using such a food cabinet that includes the steps of placing a food item on one of the shelves, heating the heat transfer medium to a temperature between 200° F. and 250° F., and pumping the heat transfer medium through the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Thermodyne Foodservice Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim P. Tippman, Barry L. Tippmann
  • Publication number: 20140209270
    Abstract: A dynamic insulation system suitable for deployment within an envelope or facade of a building or habitable construction is described. The system comprises one or more layers of insulation and one or more void space forming elements (5,12b). The void space forming element comprises a panel attachment means (6) for connecting this element to a layer of insulation and a spacer element (9) that provides a means for defining at least one void space within the envelope or facade to facilitate the uniform, bi-directional, actively or passively driven flow of ventilation air through the void space. The resultant dynamic insulation systems can be made directly from any commonly available insulation sheet material, or combination of materials. This reduces the costs of the system without sacrificing performance or versatility. The system can be cut to any dimension, and joined together without loss of functionality to maximise insulation coverage of the building envelope or facade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Mohammed Salah-Eldin Imbabi, Esam Elsarrag, Terence George O'Hara
  • Publication number: 20140196867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular panel for thermal energy transfer particularly configured for being used in ceilings and walls, comprising a heat-insulating layer (2) forming a supporting structure demarcated by a lower face (2A), an upper face (2B), two side faces (2C, 2D) and two end faces (2E, 2F). Said panel (1) comprises at least one conducting plate (3) attached to the lower face (2A). Said conducting plate (3) is formed by a groove (31) embedded in the heat-insulating layer (2), defining a longitudinal cavity (32) which is configured to house a hydraulic pipe (6), and defining a longitudinal opening (34) which allows inserting the hydraulic pipe (6); a transfer plate (35) extending on the lower face (2A) and closure means (4) configured to seal the longitudinal opening (34) and press the hydraulic pipe (6) against the groove (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Enrique Tarraga Sánchez, Luis Jordán Fernández
  • Patent number: 8777120
    Abstract: A hydronic radiant flooring heating system includes a pipe having pipe sections, and a grid of a thermally conductive material. The pipe sections are arranged substantially parallel to one another along a first axis, where there is a second axis perpendicular to the first axis. The pipe is to carry a heated liquid to radiantly heat a flooring under which the pipe is situated. The grid is situated relative to the sections. A portion of the grid is positioned substantially parallel to the second axis, and has an increased gauge to provide for lateral heat flow from the sections along the second axis. Heating of the flooring under which the pipe and the grid are situated is substantially uniform at least partially due to the increased gauge of the portion of the grid positioned substantially parallel to the second axis, while permitting wider spacing between adjacent of the pipe sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Todd W. Bates
  • Publication number: 20140174693
    Abstract: A configurable electronics cabinet cooling system includes a cabinet having multiple walls including at least one universal cabinet wall. The universal cabinet wall has a planar outward facing surface and multiple apertures. A heat transfer component is releasably connected to the universal cabinet wall. The heat transfer component is selected from either a conductive cooling member or a convective cooling member each adapted to be interchangeably and releasably connected to the universal cabinet wall using fasteners extending through same ones of the apertures. Each of the conductive cooling member and the convective cooling member includes a planar surface, the planar surface adapted to directly contact the outward facing surface of the universal cabinet wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: EMERSON NETWORK POWER - EMBEDDED COMPUTING, INC.
    Inventor: Emerson Network Power - Embedded Computing, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8752346
    Abstract: A panel having a surface for supporting heat transfer tubing and at least one edge for mating and interlocking with an adjacent panel, improves versatility in leading the tubing upon the supporting surface in a variety of configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Todd Shaw, Frank Bilotta
  • Patent number: 8752580
    Abstract: A vacuum chamber for processing a substrate includes: a chamber body; and a chamber lid combined with the chamber body, wherein the chamber lid comprises: a frame having a plurality of openings; and a plurality of plates combined with the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Jusung Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Bum Choi, An-Ki Cha
  • Publication number: 20140131003
    Abstract: A building device is disclosed for covering a plurality of beams in which each beam is disposed parallel to an adjacent beam. The building device includes a first elongate portion which has a first and a second end and a first and a second edge. The elongate portion defines a plurality of arms. A second elongate portion has a first and a second extremity and a first and a second side. The second elongate portion defines a plurality of members such that each member cooperates with a corresponding arm of said plurality of arms. The second portion cooperates with the first portion for defining therebetween a plurality of cavities with each cavity of the plurality of cavities receiving therein a conduit for the flow therethrough of a fluid heat transfer medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A Stockel
  • Publication number: 20140116645
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for regulating the temperature and relative humidity of the air in a building having microporous external walls and external thermal insulation, including air circulation spaces provided between the walls and the thermal insulation, and a device for supplying the spaces with a controlled air flow, the device configured for supplying the spaces with air substantially saturated with water vapour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: TECH INGENIERIE SARL
    Inventors: Edouard Serras, Daniel Bezes, Nicolas Serras
  • Publication number: 20140116644
    Abstract: A mat base 1a of a hot water mat 1 has a quadrilateral shape and is divided by slits 2 into base end portions 3 and 4 and base intermediate portions 5. After heat transfer tape 8 is attached to each of the base intermediate portions 5, a hot water pipe 10 is disposed on the entire mat base 1a. A heat radiation sheet 13 is then attached on the entire top surface of the mat base 1a. With this construction, the hot water matt 1 can be longitudinally rolled. Also, the thermal efficiency of the hot water mat 1 is improved since heat radiated from the hot water pipe 10, disposed in the pipe grooves, is sufficiently transferred by the heat transfer tape 8 to the heat radiation sheet 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Kazumi KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20140110084
    Abstract: A beverage cooler that warms very slowly over time is provided which has a low profile and a configuration that allows one beverage cooler to be nestably stacked atop another beverage cooler. The beverage cooler includes a base which defines an inner fluid-receiving reservoir and a fluid-fill aperture through the base which allows access to the inner fluid-receiving reservoir. A central recess in an upper surface of the base is configured to either receive a lower portion of a pint glass or so that the beverage cooler may serve as a pet water dish. In this latter embodiment, a selectively sealable aperture is provided through the upper surface of the base and within the central recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Ronen Doron
  • Publication number: 20140096763
    Abstract: A modular thermal panel can include a heat exchanger having connected top and bottom plates with channels formed there between for receiving a heat exchange fluid. An architectural tile (e.g., a paver, stone, acoustic tile, or any other architectural element) can rest on the top of the modular thermal panel, while an insulator panel is positioned below the modular thermal panel. The heat exchanger can transfer heat between the architectural tile and the heat exchange fluid to either cool or heat the architectural panel. Additional implementations include heat transfer systems including such modular thermal panels, and methods of collecting and utilizing thermal energy using such modular thermal panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: THERMA-HEXX, LLC
    Inventor: Robert P. Barmore
  • Publication number: 20140096546
    Abstract: A method for operating a ducted fumehood with increased energy efficiency, wherein the method comprises: passing exhaust air from the ducted fumehood through a heat exchanger, and passing other air through the heat exchanger, so as transfer heat content from the exhaust air to the other air, or to transfer heat content from the other air to the exhaust air, so as to temperature-condition the other air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Francois Hauville
  • Publication number: 20140096931
    Abstract: A heat radiating pipe (2) that is disposed in a hot water mat (1) is extended from the hot water mat (1) to provide an extended portion that is used as connecting pipes (2a and 2b) to a heat source machine (11). The construction makes it possible to prevent a water leak as there is no connection therebetween, and reduces costs for parts and installation as no connection tool, such as a coupler, is used. Further, guide pieces (13 and 14) attached with cover members (17) are arranged at positions where the connecting pipes (2a and 2b) are extended, and the connecting pipes (2a and 2b) are disposed by using the guide pieces (13 and 14), so as to efficiently utilize heat radiated from the connecting pipes (2a and 2b), and to prevent thermal loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sumisho Metalex Corporation
    Inventors: Ogawa KEIICHIRO, Kyu Dong LEE
  • Publication number: 20140090806
    Abstract: An air flow control assembly, system, and method for controlling air flow to a server rack. An example air flow control assembly includes a retractable barrier configured to block the air flow, at least partially, from passing through a perforated floor tile to the server rack. The air flow control assembly also includes a barrier mount configured to secure the retractable barrier proximate the perforated floor tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick A. Coico, David P. Graybill, Allan R. Hoeft, Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Roger R. Schmidt, Gerard V. Weber, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140090801
    Abstract: A heating and cooling system for a building having a passive source of heat energy, a heat sink reservoir to store heat energy in, and a first heat exchange system operating a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius or less and being operatively connected to said reservoir. There is a second heat exchange system operating at a temperature of above 15 degrees Celsius which is also operatively connected to the heat sink reservoir and a thermal mass wall which is connected to the heat exchanger systems. In one aspect, the invention provides a dynamic wall having a first insulating layer on an interior surface of the wall, a thermal mass adjacent to the first insulating layer, a second insulating layer on an outside surface of the thermal mass and a heat exchanger operatively connected to said thermal mass to add or subtract heat from said thermal mass wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Gerry McCahill
  • Publication number: 20140076515
    Abstract: A substrate mounting table for mounting a substrate in a substrate processing apparatus, includes a table body having a substrate mounting surface. An annular peripheral ridge portion is formed on the substrate mounting surface of the table body. The annular peripheral ridge portion makes contact with a peripheral edge portion of the substrate and forms a closed space for circulation of a heat transfer gas below the substrate, when the substrate is mounted on the substrate mounting surface of the table body. The table body has a heat transfer gas inlet port formed in a peripheral edge region of the substrate mounting surface, a heat transfer gas outlet port formed in a central region of the substrate mounting surface, and a flow path formed on the substrate mounting surface for forming a conductance C when the heat transfer gas flows from the inlet port to the outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Yasuharu SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20140076514
    Abstract: Installation to obtain a radiative heating wall includes a panel form heating modular structure of ceiling height, arranged vertically with the rear face resting against a wall. Each structure includes a plurality of spaced-apart and parallel vertical members fixed to a back wall. Each member overlies a heat exchanger arranged horizontally with fluid circulation ducts, and has quick connect fittings for several protective and decorative panels. Each vertical member includes an upper member and a lower member aligned with one another and sandwiching the heat exchanger. Each modular structure has bottom and top ventilation gratings, and air conducting passages defined by strips situated between each pair of consecutive vertical members, the panels and the back wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: GERFLOR
    Inventor: Charles Ferlay
  • Publication number: 20140069605
    Abstract: A panel system has an insulating material with a first channel disposed over a surface of the insulating material. A transporter is disposed over the first channel. A thermal transfer medium is disposed over the surface of the first panel to attain desired surface characteristics. The first panel includes a second channel intersecting the first channel. A second panel includes a second channel. The first panel is adjacent to the second panel. The first and second channels of the adjacent first and second panels are aligned. The transporter is disposed over the first and second channels. The first and second panels are mounted over a mounting surface. Keyways are formed in the channels. Retention clips are disposed over the keyways. Panels include panel wings with hinges mounted over the panel wings. The thermal transfer medium includes graphite. The transporter includes tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Michael G. Sullivan, Diane Reker
  • Publication number: 20140060775
    Abstract: A room enclosure assembly on a base of a concrete ceiling or wall is disclosed. In an embodiment, it includes metal sheet material having contact surfaces toward the base and web faces leading away from the base and heat exchange surfaces. Folding regions are formed between the sub-faces of the sheet material. The contact surfaces are fastened to the base area via a heat conducting connection layer. The heat-exchange faces are provided with a coating layer. The heat flow between the base and the heat exchange surfaces is especially efficient because it takes place in the continuous metal sheet material. Through-openings in the heat exchange surfaces, together with the use of a suitable coating layer on the heat exchange surfaces, allow for the acoustic insulating effect and optical appearance to be optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: H.D.S Technology AG
    Inventors: Hans Dietrich Sulzer, Eric Sulzer
  • Patent number: 8651014
    Abstract: A fire containment system and method is disclosed. The fire containment system is designed to assist in temporarily containing a fire within a semi-enclosed space having an open side for operator access. An exhaust air blower exhausts air from the semi-enclosed space through an exhaust vent. An inlet air blower provides air to the semi-enclosed space through an inlet vent. In the case of a fire in the semi-enclosed space, the fire will be drawn away from the open side and toward the inlet vent due to the air supplied by the inlet air blower. The fire is thus encouraged to remain within the semi-enclosed space, allowing additional time for a fire suppression mechanism to be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: C. Cretors & Company
    Inventors: Nenad Vidojevic, Gilbert J. Evers
  • Publication number: 20140034268
    Abstract: An architectural heat and moisture exchanger. The exchanger defines an interior channel which is divided into a plurality of sub-channels by a membrane configured to allow passage of water vapor and to prevent substantial passage of air. In some embodiments, the exchanger includes an opaque housing configured to form a portion of a building enclosure, such as an exterior wall, an interior wall, a roof, a floor, or a foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATIONS P.C.
    Inventor: John Edward BRESHEARS
  • Publication number: 20140000839
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooling apparatus including a body on or below which a power module is mounted; a first cooling unit formed in the body in a longitudinal direction of the body to have first fluid passing therethrough and including an inlet to which the first fluid is introduced at one side of the longitudinal direction of the body and an outlet from which the first fluid is discharged at the other side thereof and a second cooling unit formed in the first cooling unit in a shape intersecting with first cooling unit to have second fluid passing therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyu Hwan Oh, Joon Seok Chae, Young Ho Sohn, Young Hoon Kwak
  • Publication number: 20130333860
    Abstract: Structural element (3;13) for a civil engineering structure, arranged for transitorily storing and using in a deferred manner thermal energy. The structural element is provided with: a first set (1;11) of at least one heat exchanger extending between a heat or coolness source (S) and the structural element so as to transfer thermal energy from the heat or coolness source to the structural element where it is transitorily stored; and a second set (2a;2b;12a;12b) of at least one heat exchanger extending between the structural element and at least one entity (5;15;17) external to the structural element, the second set of at least one heat exchanger being arranged for, when activated, transferring at least part of the thermal energy transitorily stored in the structural element to said entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET
    Inventor: Jerome Maurice Stubler
  • Publication number: 20130331018
    Abstract: A laboratory fume hood system for cooling at least one laboratory device located in an interior work area comprises a heat exchanger system having a heat exchanger in thermal communication with a primary fluid loop containing chilled fluid and a secondary fluid loop containing a cooling fluid which is in thermal communication the laboratory device. The primary fluid loop is located behind the fume hood wall and not in the interior work area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: University Of Kansas
    Inventors: GEORGE S. WILSON, WILLIAM SCOTT JEFFRESS, FRANK J. SCHOENEN
  • Publication number: 20130312929
    Abstract: An architectural heat and moisture exchanger. The exchanger defines an interior channel which is divided into a plurality of sub-channels by a membrane configured to allow passage of water vapor and to prevent substantial passage of air. In some embodiments, the exchanger includes an opaque housing configured to form a portion of a building enclosure, such as an exterior wall, an interior wall, a roof, a floor, or a foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: John Edward BRESHEARS
  • Patent number: 8544454
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger (or a motor vehicle, comprising a first flow path (1) with a number of flow conduits (6) for conducting a fluid to be cooled, a deflection region (13), situated downstream of the first flow path (1) and a second flow path (2), situated downstream ol the deflection region (13). According to the invention, the flow conduits (6) of the first flow path (1) continue in the deflection region (13) and the second (low path (2) as continuous separate flow conduits (6). The invention also relates to a flow conduit (41, 41?, 61, 61?, 71, 71?, 81, 81?, 91, 91?) for a heat exchanger (30,40) for exchanging heat between a first fluid (31) and a second fluid (33). The aim of the invention is to guarantee an improved transfer of heat with a simultaneous acceptable pressure drop, whilst reducing the blocking risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Geskes, Bernd Grünenwald, Wolfgang Knödler, Jens Ruckwied
  • Publication number: 20130233530
    Abstract: A container module includes a first container, a second container, a first passage and a second passage, a first fan and a second fan. The first passage and the second passage each are connected between the two containers. The two fans are installed at corresponding two junctions in the corresponding two passages, which can control the drawing and exhausting of the airflow between the two containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YAO-TING CHANG
  • Patent number: 8511108
    Abstract: An air conditioning unit has improved visual appeal in a non-operational state, and can reduce smudging of a ceiling in an air conditioned space by discharged air. The air conditioning unit is configured to be disposed above a space to be air-conditioned. The air conditioning unit includes a case, a first moveable panel, and a moveable panel actuating mechanism. The case has at least one discharge duct on a bottom face. The first moveable panel is configured to open and close the discharge duct. The moveable panel actuating mechanism moves the first moveable panels between a first position at which at least the outside section of the discharge duct is closed off, and a second position at which the outside section of the discharge duct is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yabu, Tetsuya Morizane, Kaichi Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20130206358
    Abstract: A panel cooled with a fluid, for metallurgic furnaces, includes a first chamber having a face which, in assembly conditions, is configured to face an interior of a metallurgic furnace and an opposite face in thermal contact with a face of a second chamber whose opposed face is configured to face, in assembly conditions, an external part of the metallurgic furnace. The first and second chambers are mutually independent. The first and second chambers each include an inlet and outlet of a cooling fluid. The panel has a first working configuration in which the first chamber is passed by a first cooling fluid and the second chamber is passed by a second cooling fluid different from the first cooling fluid, and a second working configuration in which the first chamber is passed by the second cooling fluid and the second chamber is passed by the first cooling fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: TENOVA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Maddalena, Luciano Camisani, Silvio Maria Reali
  • Patent number: 8505614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a measure for minimizing an undesired passage of fluid from a first sector (1) to a second sector (2) separated by a non-fluid-tight separation (3), wherein a first pressure (P1-1) prevails in the first sector (1) and a lower second pressure (P2-1) than the first pressure (P1-1) prevails in the second sector (2). An intermediate chamber (4) which separates the two sectors (1, 2) from one another is arranged at the separation (3). A conveyor mechanism (5) is further provided which is designed to convey fluid from the intermediate chamber (4) to the first sector (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Amrona AG
    Inventor: Michael Kind
  • Patent number: 8499823
    Abstract: A radiant heating panel has a receptacle for heat transfer tubing and divided into immediately-adjacent tracks, each for receiving respective heat transfer tubing, and with a partition extending between the immediately-adjacent tracks and defining a wall therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: One Source
    Inventors: Todd Shaw, Frank Bilotta
  • Publication number: 20130176678
    Abstract: A method and system of cooling a server rack unit is described herein. A server rack for housing certain devices may be configured to receive a first air flow at a server rack front. Each device may form a wall at the back of the device creating a channel between the wall and the server rack back. The camber may collect warm air created by the first air flow as it extends over the at least one server. A first surface of the server may define at least one server rack opening allowing the warm air in the channel to exit the server rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Kyle Campbell
  • Patent number: 8474514
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carrier structure (1) for partitioning and/or inner partitioning with integrated heating and/or cooling. The structure is characterized in that it comprises mounts (2) that can be fixed to the structure of a building and adapted for receiving a cladding (8); through chutes (5) formed so that they can be attached on said mounts (2); and a network of heating and/or cooling members (6) extending in a portion or the totality of said chutes (5). The invention also relates to a mount and a chute for realizing such a structure, and to a partitioning or inner partitioning for implementing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Fischer