Hollow Or Recess In The Structure Connected For Exchange Fluid Flow Patents (Class 165/56)
  • Patent number: 8424590
    Abstract: A geothermal sleeve for a building structure keeps air at a moderate temperature by passing through a geothermal heat exchanger (e.g., pipes) located underground. The moderate air is drawn up from the underground pipes and pumped into existing spaces between the interior and exterior walls (or surfaces) of a dwelling. The moderate air fills in the spaces between the interior and exterior walls to create a geothermal sleeve to supplement climate control inside the building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Raymond Stuart Calamaro
  • Publication number: 20130068420
    Abstract: An oxygen supplying apparatus of a melting furnace, in which waste contained within the melting furnace is stirred by using an oxygen supplying member of the melting furnace, includes an air cooling member provided in a through hole formed on the melting furnace and mounted on the oxygen supplying member to allow an outside air to enter thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: KOREA HYDRO & NUCLEAR POWER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Je CHO, Deuk Man Kim, Seok Mo Choi, Cheon Woo Kim, Tae Won Hwang
  • Patent number: 8382565
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to ventilation systems and methods, and more particularly to selectively configurable climate control systems and methods for use in data centers and the like. A device includes a support element and a plurality of ducts connected to the support element. The device also includes a manifold in fluid communication with each one of the plurality of ducts and a plurality of valves. Each respective one of the plurality of valves is associated with a respective one of the plurality of ducts. Moreover, there is at least one actuator operatively connected to the plurality of valves, which is structured and arranged to individually actuate each one of the plurality of valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Vincenzo V. Diluoffo, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Michael D. Kendzierski
  • Publication number: 20120305215
    Abstract: This method of cooling provides that water is the primary catalyst for the cooling, rather than air in the standard systems, and provides that in the open system that cooling tubes are placed in the ceiling of the enclosed space or external covered area It provides for lower than 32 degrees Fahrenheit temperature in normal operation parameters in the closed system configuration. Further, it provides for recycling of the water back for reuse by a hot water heater in a normal home use construct. A secondary use of the open system is as a fire control system with the understood heat release valves used with the ceiling cooling tubes. Further, water expelled as condensation is recycled back into the system for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: James Lawrence Kearns
  • Publication number: 20120305216
    Abstract: A submersible heat-exchanging apparatus for installation into storage tanks used for containing industrial oils. The apparatus comprises a cylindrical heat-exchange component with one end sealingly engaging a terminal plug and the other end sealingly engaging and communicating with a coupling manifold having opposed inflow and outflow ports. A flow-directing elongate insert is provided with one end configured to engage the coupling manifold interposed the inflow and outflow ports, and the other end provided with an aperture and configured for abutting the terminal plug. The flow-directing elongate insert slidingly contacts and cooperates with the inner walls of the heat-conductive conduit thereby partitioning the heat-conductive conduit into two opposed fluid transmission channels wherein one channel communicates with the inlet port and the other channel communicates with the outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Roger ARNOT
  • Publication number: 20120267067
    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: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Michael G. Sullivan, Diane M. Reker, Bruce B. Solper
  • Publication number: 20120260398
    Abstract: A wearable personal cooling apparatus includes an outer layer, wherein the outer layer comprises fabric proportioned and configured to closely envelop a human torso, a primary air plenum proximate the outer layer, an inner layer proximate the outer layer and in communication with the primary air plenum, wherein the inner layer is configured to distribute air from the primary air plenum throughout an inner surface of the inner layer, and a secondary air plenum arranged within the inner layer and in communication with the primary air plenum, wherein the secondary air plenum comprises a first end proximate the primary air plenum and a second end, and wherein the secondary air plenum is configured to direct air from the first end to the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20120261091
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system which can be used to air-condition buildings and other useable areas used by humans, in a completely self-sufficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Edmond D. Krecke
  • Publication number: 20120255707
    Abstract: An inflatable wall material, including: a thermal insulation layer, a first metal layer, a barrier layer, a buffer layer, a protective layer, and a second metal layer. The first metal layer, the barrier layer, the buffer layer, the protective layer, and the second metal layer are arranged on two sides of the thermal insulation layer in sequence from the inside to the outside. The two barrier layers on the two sides of the thermal insulation layer employ air-tight materials. The two barrier layers and the first metal layers on the two sides of the thermal insulation layer constitute an inflatable air-tight space. The thermal insulation layer is positioned in the air-tight space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicants: TIANJIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, Tianjin Hongmin Institute of Mini Cold Storage Room, Tianjin Gasin-DH Preservation Technologies Co., Ltd., Tianjin Lvxin Lower Temperature Technology & Science Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xihong LI, Yunbin JIANG, Yage XING, Shulai LU, Xiufeng LIU, Weili LI, Chongxiao SHAO, Haidong LIU
  • Publication number: 20120222834
    Abstract: A shroud is used to encompass a space heater ordinarily used within a tent or shelter. The shroud allows the space heater to be used outside the tent or shelter. The shroud is made from a series of components and is readily disassembled to allow compactness for storage or moving. The shroud is positioned over the space heater and ambient air is drawn into the spaces between the shroud and the heater where the air is heated by the heater. The heated air leaves the shroud through a duct when extends to the tent or shelter sought to be heated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL THERMAL INVESTMENTS LTD.
    Inventors: Les M. Ohno, Dejan Maksimovic, Chi Foo (Ron) Chu, Chad Earle
  • Publication number: 20120205066
    Abstract: A heat exchanger arrangement, especially for a fuel-operated vehicle heater, has a pot-shaped heat exchanger housing (12) elongated in the direction of a longitudinal axis (L) with a circumferential wall area (14) and, in an end area (18), a bottom wall area (16). A flow space (30) for heat carrier medium is formed in the heat exchanger housing (12) with a circumferential flow space (32) and with a bottom flow space (34) that is in connection with the circumferential flow space. The heat exchanger housing (12) includes a first housing part (36) and a second housing part (38). The first housing part includes an outer circumferential wall (40), an inner circumferential wall (42) and an inner bottom wall (46) adjoining the inner circumferential wall. The second housing part includes an outer bottom wall (62), which is or can be connected to the outer circumferential wall (40) in one end area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Michael HUMBURG
  • Publication number: 20120193070
    Abstract: A drinkware conditioner includes a base having a closed bottom, an open top, and an internal air channel having intake and exhaust ports, with the base being, formed of an air-tight material, and adapted to a receive a drinkware; and a holder adapted to hold the base in a fixed position. The intake port receives and directs at least a portion of the stream of air across the drinkware such that heat is exchanged between the stream of air and the drinkware, and the exhaust port directs the stream of air outwardly from the air channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Adrian Ryan Lynn, Carla Patricia Masse
  • Patent number: 8230911
    Abstract: A method is provided for adjusting several parallel connected heat exchangers supplied with a coolant medium. The aim of the invention is to simplify the adjustment. For this purpose, the method consists in a) determining a specific value of heat requirement for each heat exchanger in a predetermined time period; b) comparing the specific values of all heat exchangers therebetween and c) in modifying the adjustment of the heat exchanger having the lowest specific value of heat requirement in such a way that the heat requirement thereof is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Joergen Seerup, Niels Gregersen
  • Publication number: 20120090813
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an improved kettle using conduction and convection, yielding improved boiling efficiency and methods of making the same. In one embodiment, a tea kettle comprises a handle, a spout, and a voluminous container having at least one passageway positioned about an outer surface of an inner containment wall of the voluminous container, for allowing a heated fluid to pass therethrough and conductively heat the inner containment wall. In another embodiment, a tea kettle comprises a voluminous container comprising an inner containment wall having a surface comprising a plurality of curves, and an outer wall having a surface comprising a plurality of curves, wherein at least one passageway is defined between an outer surface of the inner containment wall and an inner surface of the outer wall, for allowing a heated fluid to pass therethrough and conductively heat the inner containment wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: John Palumbo, Stephen Boyd
  • Publication number: 20120077971
    Abstract: This application discloses devices, articles, and methods useful for producing lyophilized cakes of solutes. The devices and articles provide for a method of freezing liquid solutions of the solute by the top and the bottom of the solution simultaneously. The as frozen solution then provides a lyophilized cake of the solutes with large and uniform pores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicants: BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A., BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Wei Y. Kuu
  • Publication number: 20120068012
    Abstract: The present invention provides an arrangement, in particular for an aircraft or spacecraft, comprising an outer skin portion, the outside of which comes into contact with the atmosphere; a facing portion, which is arranged on the inside of the outer skin portion; a gap which is formed between the outer skin portion and the facing portion; and a device by means of which an airstream can be passed through the gap at a sufficient temperature to displace the dew point into the outer skin portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Wolf-Dietrich Dolzinski, Michael Kolax
  • Patent number: 8104532
    Abstract: A heat exchanger placed underneath an elevated tub or shower stall or under the bathroom floor includes a flat top heat conductive plate. The top plate is fastened to a flat lower plate, having a serpentine pattern with a shallow depth embedded into the top surface. When the top plate is fastened and sealed to the lower plate, the flow of the incoming cold water is contained within the confines of the serpentine lower plate of the heat exchanger. Heat is transferred from the grey waste water falling onto the top plate to preheat the incoming cold water flowing underneath the top plate in the serpentine conduit chamber of the lower plate in contact with a bottom surface of the top plate. The cold water is thereby preheated and used as a substitute for the incoming cold water that would be normally plumbed to the discharge shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Jeremiah Cardone
  • Patent number: 8028742
    Abstract: Modular panels for radiant thermal conditioning systems have special purpose bus tracks for routing tubing. Specifically, these tracks enable the routing of tubing, and specifically tubing from multiple circuits, in-plane, in the floor, ceiling, or walls. Specifically, multiple laterally extending tracks are provided for handling multiple circuits. A modular panel enables the interconnection between tubing held in bus tracks and the arcuate return tracks that are used for the tubing direction changes that are needed for creating serpentine paths of the tubing loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Joachim Fiedrich
  • Patent number: 8020783
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and method of attaching heated or cooled liquid filled tubing to a floor, wall or ceiling to create a radiant heating or cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: James Joseph Backman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7993729
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate for artificial turf that includes a base pad with a channel that extends across an upper surface of the pad and a tube that lies within the channel. The base pad has a generally flat lower surface and a generally flat upper surface that is spaced apart and oppositely disposed from the lower surface. The channel has a sidewall and a bottom surface, the sidewall extending from the upper surface of the base pad to the bottom surface of the channel and the bottom surface being spaced apart from the lower surface of the base pad. The tube has a sidewall defining an inner diameter surface and an outer diameter surface, with at least one aperture through the sidewall adjoining the inner diameter surface and the outer diameter surface. The channel and the tube are operable for liquid to flow through. In some instances, a radiant heating wire can extend across the upper surface of the base pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Ronald Wise
  • Patent number: 7992631
    Abstract: A temperature control system for a building comprises a thermal collection system, a plurality of underground heat sinks, and a heat exchanger. The thermal collection system includes at least one fluid channel. The thermal collection system is configured to heat or cool fluid within the at least one fluid channel. A first and a second underground heat sink are configured to receive the fluid from the thermal collection system. The first underground heat sink absorbs heat from the fluid in order to heat the first underground heat sink. The second underground heat sink transfers heat to the fluid in order to cool the second underground heat sink. The heat exchanger is configured to receive fluid from the first or second underground heat sink in order to heat or cool the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Kenton F. Brett
  • Publication number: 20110100591
    Abstract: A metalwork frame for doors and windows with thermal break having a hollow frame and a radiator located inside the inner space of the hollow frame. The radiator includes a hot water conduit including a plurality of fins placed around its outer side. The radiator is adapted to be connected to a water heating system on a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Gustavo Alejandro GARCIA
  • Publication number: 20110100590
    Abstract: A geosolar temperature control building construction system wherein a concrete wall defines a temperature delivery system, comprising the concrete wall having insulation on at least an outer surface, the concrete wall structure positioned at a first elevation in the earth, the first elevation being below a frost line for a region where the building construction is located, a passive thermal transfer system comprising an inwardly facing surface of the concrete wall having insulation removed at the first elevation to expose the concrete wall to thermal conditions at the first elevation and thermally couple the building to the earth, the concrete wall defining an exterior wall of the building construction generally near a floor slab, the floor slab positioned at a second elevation of the concrete wall above the first elevation, an active thermal transfer system comprising a closed loop piping system having a plurality of a horizontally extending pipes disposed beneath the floor slab, the plurality of horizontall
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: GS Research LLC
    Inventor: Mark Isaacs
  • Publication number: 20110064520
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with an arrangement for preventing weather-induced formation of ice to a top surface (76) of an outdoor surface layer (74), comprising a heat conduit received in the surface layer (74). The heat conduit comprises a conduit (10, 12) for a circulating fluid adapted to emit heat to the surface layer (74) from a collector line (20, 22) adapted to receive heat from a volume (40) of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Bergström
  • Publication number: 20110042471
    Abstract: The invention provides an indoor environment regulating system with excellent energy efficiency. The indoor environment regulating system of the invention is provided with an indoor surface structural member 300, 400 constructed of a material comprising a far-infrared emitting substance that emits and absorbs far-infrared rays and has a far-infrared emissivity of 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Takaharu Futaeda, Kouichi Takada, Shinsuke Fuwa
  • Publication number: 20110030337
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wall-cooling device for cooling a wall (10) having a first face subjected to a heat source and a second face along which an outer fluid flows at a temperature that is less that T in order to maintain said wall at a temperature that is substantially equal to the temperature T. The device comprises at least one cooling part (12) including a fastening portion (14) and a cooling portion (16), said part being made of a thermally-conductive shape-memory alloy having a transition temperature T. The fastener portion is for fastening said device rigidly on the second face (10b) of said wall. The cooling portion is shaped so that it takes up a first position that is substantially parallel to said wall when the temperature of the wall is lower than said temperature T and so that it takes up a second position in which the mean plane of said second portion defines, relative to a plane tangential to said wall, a dihedral angle lying in the range 45° to 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventor: Claude Marcel Mons
  • Publication number: 20100313499
    Abstract: Multiple brackets are used together to support photovoltaic cells upon a roof. Each bracket includes a mounting rail at an upper side and a bottom rail at a lower side. The bottom rail of one bracket is configured to overlap the mounting rail of another bracket. Lateral joints on each bracket overlap each other to connect adjacent panels of photovoltaic cells. Cell support structures are interposed between the mounting rail and bottom rail to support a photovoltaic stack assembly thereon. Wind clips allow the bottom rail of a higher bracket to be interconnected with a mounting rail of a lower bracket. An undulating end piece allows airflow to enter beneath a lowest bracket and pass up beneath the brackets to provide cooling air for the overall system of photovoltaic cells mounted upon the brackets. Edge flashing precludes water migration laterally at edges of the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald J. Gangemi
  • Patent number: 7837127
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ventilation system for exchanging the air in a room with outside air, which system comprises: A fine wire heat exchanger having a first channel and a second channel, which channels are in heat-exchanging contact with each other, and wherein the first channel has an inlet connected to outside air and an outlet connected to the air in the room, and wherein the second channel has an inlet connected to the air in the room and an outlet connected to the outside air; balancing means for balancing the flow in both channels, such that the heat transfer is maximized. The invention also relates to a combination of a façade, a room on the inside of and adjacent to the façade and a ventilation system, wherein the inlet of the first channel of the system is connected to outside air on the outside of the façade and the outlet is connected to the air in the room, and wherein the inlet of the second channel is connected to the air in the room and the outlet is connected to the outside air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignees: Kristinsson-Reitsema B.V., Fiwihex B.V.
    Inventors: Jon Kristinsson, Björn Kristinsson, Eleonoor Europeo Van Andel, Eleonoor Van Andel
  • Patent number: 7837954
    Abstract: A set of prefabricated tube bundle reactor subassemblies is proposed which are adapted to be assembled at a construction site to provide a tube bundle reactor for carrying out catalytic gas and/or liquid phase reactions. In accordance with the invention, the reactor shell and the reactor heads, on the one hand, and the tube bundle and the tube sheets, on the other hand, form separate subassemblies, more specifically at least one shell/head subassembly, at least one head subassembly, and at least one tube bundle subassembly. The subassemblies comprise means for vertically supporting the tube bundle subassembly and for pressure tightly connecting the shell/head subassembly to the tube sheets without requiring heat treatment during assembly of the subassemblies. Likewise proposed are a tube bundle reactor for carrying out catalytic gas and/or liquid phase reactions and an arrangement of the kind of tube bundle reactors mentioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Man DWE GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Lehr
  • Publication number: 20100288467
    Abstract: Enclosures for use in hazardous areas include heat exchangers for active thermal management. The enclosures are coupled to a device having heat transfer capabilities. Equipment within the enclosures produces heat within the enclosure. The heat exchanger removes heat produced from the equipment and manages the internal temperature of the enclosures to a level suitable for hazardous locations. The enclosures can be actively cooled or heated using the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Marc Raymond Kozlowski
  • Publication number: 20100206888
    Abstract: A temperature control device (1) for pharmaceutical solution containers (13) is proposed, having at least one wall section (3) into which a medium that can be temperature-controlled can be introduced. It is characterized in that it can be attached to the solution container (13) on the outside, and can be detached from it again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Arzneimittel GmbH Apotheker Vetter & Co. Ravensbur g
    Inventors: Benjamin Boebst, Frank Boettger
  • Publication number: 20100198414
    Abstract: Structural wall panels and methods and systems for controlling the interior temperature of a building are provided. The structural wall panels advantageously include a fluid conduit disposed within an interior concrete layer of the structural wall panel where the conduit is adapted to convey a thermal transfer fluid through the interior concrete layer. A thermal insulation layer may be provided between the first concrete layer and an exterior surface of the wall. The thermal transfer fluid can be heated and/or cooled to regulate the temperature of the interior concrete layer and thereby control the temperature of the interior of the building. The interior concrete layer may have a high thermal mass to increase the thermal efficiency of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Steven C. Kroll, John W. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20100071872
    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: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas Fischer
  • Publication number: 20100071873
    Abstract: A modular heat-exchange system, includes a plurality of heat exchanger modules, each of which includes a plate provided with internal conduits for the passage of a conditioning fluid. The conduits contain openings on connecting sides of the plate and locking arrangement for connecting two adjacent heat exchanger modules in an assembly. A connecting arrangement is provided for sealingly connecting the openings of the two adjacent heat exchanger modules. Each heat exchanger module includes on each connecting side a seat containing at least one of the openings and configured so as to form with a similar seat of an adjacent heat exchanger module a housing that is open and arranged for receiving the locking arrangement and the connecting arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Paolo Campagna
  • Publication number: 20100059206
    Abstract: An enclosure for controlling the interior temperature of an outdoor equipment enclosure or a human-or animal-occupied structure, utilizing a quantity of water for thermal transfer and thermal mass. The enclosure is divided into a lower main chamber and an upper small chamber containing the water, the two chambers are in thermal contact, and the water in the upper chamber is in thermal contact with the roof of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: David C. Harrison, David J. Nevin
  • Publication number: 20100044006
    Abstract: An enclosure is made out of transparent or translucent panes which form a chamber (1) through which a liquid flows in closed circuit and which interchanges energy with the inner and outer environments, a heat exchanger (2) in contact with the liquid, a circulation pump (3), and a hydrostatic pressure reducer device (4). The hydrostatic pressure reducer device allows the reduction of the thicknesses of the transparent panes which hold the liquid inside. The active character of the enclosure is due to its capacity of controlling the solar heat load and the illumination. The solar heat load is regulated through the heat exchanger. The illumination of the building is controlled through the adjustable transparency of the liquid. The described enclosure allows the creation of an isothermal envelope which allows the climatization of the building. The system can be used for active outer enclosures or for interior partitions for the climatization and luminic control, as well as for glass roofs or false ceilings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
    Inventors: Juan Antonio HERNÁNDEZ RAMOS, Miguel Hermanns, Fernando Del Ama Gonzalo, César Javier HERNÁNDEZ JIMÉNEZ
  • Publication number: 20090314848
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a radiant heating assembly, system and method. One or more elongate thermally insulative panels are coupled to one or more elongate structural members wherein each such panel assembly may be placed adjacent or in longitudinal alignment with another such panel assembly. The structural members are configured to extend longitudinally and/or recess longitudinally with respect to the structural members for assisting in longitudinal alignment thereof. The thermally insulative panels may include a radiant heating element received on a surface thereof. A tubing for transporting heated water or electrical energy may be received by the radiant heating element for delivering heat therethrough. One or more edge panels may be positioned at a longitudinal edge of the thermally insulative panels wherein a groove in a surface thereof provides for the delivery of the tubing from one thermally insulative panel to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Uponor, Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Olof Andersson
  • Publication number: 20090308570
    Abstract: A radiator, particularly a skirting radiator for heating a room space is mounted just above level. An elongate panel (10) for mounting on a wall (112, 113) has a first surface (11) for facing away from the wall (112, 113) and an opposed second surface (12) for facing said wall (112, 113). A pair of longitudinally extending conduits (17) connected to the second surface (12) and for carrying heating fluid are designed so that the panel (10) is slim. Each conduit (17) has a depth less than its height. A releasably connectable upper member (34) closes a clearance between the panel (10) and the wall (112, 113) and a releasably connectable depending skirt (37) may be cut to size to take up any clearance between the panel (10) and the floor. Adjacent panels (10) are interconnected by ported connectors (70) that are retained in the conduits (17) by retaining clips (80). Ported elbow connectors (70) with one spigot (71) longer than the other are provided to render the installation process easier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: THE DISCRETEHEAT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin Wadsworth, Stephen Leslie Foster
  • Publication number: 20090301693
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to ventilation systems and methods, and more particularly to selectively configurable climate control systems and methods for use in data centers and the like. A device includes a support element and a plurality of ducts connected to the support element. The device also includes a manifold in fluid communication with each one of the plurality of ducts and a plurality of valves. Each respective one of the plurality of valves is associated with a respective one of the plurality of ducts. Moreover, there is at least one actuator operatively connected to the plurality of valves, which is structured and arranged to individually actuate each one of the plurality of valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Vincenzo V. Diluoffo, Rick A. Hamilton II, Michael D. Kendzierski
  • Publication number: 20090301123
    Abstract: A shipping container having an interior and a plurality of electronic equipment modules disposed within the interior of the container is cooled by an air conditioning unit adapted to be disposed within the interior of the container. The cooling can be assisted or assumed by use of an air side economizer cycle, or by use of a water side economizer cycle. The electronic equipment may include computing equipment and electronic data storage equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Brian Monk, IIye Meldrum
  • Publication number: 20090294116
    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) in order to generate a lower pressure in the intermediate chamber (4) than the first pressure (P1-1) prevailing in the first sector (1), wherein the pressure (P4-1) generated in the intermediate chamber (4) is just as high or higher than the second pressure (P2-1) prevailing in the second sector (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: AMRONA AG
    Inventor: Michael Kind
  • Publication number: 20090277604
    Abstract: A display unit and a vending machine having the same. The display unit includes a display panel to display an image, a circuit board to control the display panel, a board bracket installed at a rear of the display panel and formed with a receiving section to receive the circuit board, and a plurality of inlet holes and a plurality of outlet holes formed in opposite surfaces of the board bracket to allow external air to flow through the receiving section. The air travels through the inlet and outlet holes and passes through the receiving section in one direction to cool the display panel and the circuit board. Thus, the display unit is prevented from malfunctioning and the display panel is prevented from being degraded by heat even if tempered glass is installed at a front of the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Joon KANG, Sung Ki KIM, Hyun Yong CHOI, Tae Sung KIM
  • Patent number: 7549463
    Abstract: A cooling plate for an iron and steelmaking furnace includes a copper cooling plate body having at least one cooling duct for a cooling medium extending essentially parallel with the back of the cooling plate body. The cooling plate body further includes a preformed, externally accessible recess into which the cooling duct opens. A connection piece is utilized as a cooling medium connection on the back of the cooling plate body, while a formed piece fitted within the externally accessible recess forms a deflection surface for the cooling medium flowing from the connection piece into the cooling duct, or from the cooling duct into the connection piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Paul Wurth S.A.
    Inventors: Robert Schmeler, Marc Solvi, Roger Thill
  • Publication number: 20090139689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to edge panel blocks for room heating consisting of an edge panel block (Ia) comprising a heat transmitting plate (4) laid on a heat insulating layer (3) with supports (3a) therein; a heat storage layer (5) laid on the heat transmitting plate (4); a U-shaped groove (2a) formed with a depth going through the thickness of the heat storage layer (5) and further halfway into the heat insulating layer (3) in such a way that the ends of the U-shaped groove (2a) may align with the grooves of the adjacent panel block; an edge panel block (Ib) comprising a heat insulating layer (3), a heat transmitting plate (4), a heat storage layer (5); a U-shaped groove (2b) and a straight groove (2c) behind the U-shaped groove (2b) for connection at both ends, said edge panel blocks (Ia, Ib) forming one set of edge panel blocks, for inserting a heating tube (P) and laying finishing materials (6) thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Doo Nyun Kim
  • Publication number: 20090101306
    Abstract: A heat exchanger system, especially for a room, including a thermal element comprising a surface; a heat spreader comprising at least one sheet of compressed particles of exfoliated graphite having a density of at least about 0.6 g/cc and a thickness of less than about 10 mm, and further comprising a first side and a second side, wherein the heat spreader is positioned relative to the thermal element such that the heat spreader is at least partially wrapped around the thermal element so that the first side of the heat spreader is in a thermal transfer relationship with a portion of the thermal element surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Bradley E. Reis, John Schober, Prathib Skandakumaran, Gregory Kramer, Robert Anderson Reynolds, III
  • Patent number: 7511101
    Abstract: A plug flow reactor having an inner shell 27 surrounded by outer shell 21 and having at least one annular flow passage 35 therebetween can be used to prepare compositions, including polymers. The plug flow reactor also includes inlet port 36, an outlet port 37 and a plurality of exchanger tubes 26 wherein the exchanger tubes are in fluid communication to the at least one annular flow passage. Polystyrene and high impact polystyrene can be prepared using the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh T. Nguyen, Jay L. Reimers
  • Publication number: 20090026282
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer tube comprising (from the inside to the outside of the tube): an optional layer (C1) consisting of at least one fluorinated polymer; a layer (C2) consisting of at least one radiation-grafted fluorinated polymer which is optionally mixed with at least one fluorinated polymer; an optional layer (C3) of adhesive binder; a layer (C4) consisting of at least one polyolefin or a mixture of at least one polyolefin with at least one functionalised polyolefin; a barrier layer (C5) consisting of a metal shield or comprising EVOH or a mixture based on EVOH, a PVDF or a PGA; and an optional layer (C6) consisting of at least one polyolefin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Anthony Bonnet, Michael Werth
  • Publication number: 20090025903
    Abstract: The invention relates to cooling equipment for cooling liquid, comprising a cooling tower that is mainly cylindrical in the vertical direction, in which case the cooling air feed equipment and the exhaust air discharge equipment are arranged, with respect to the cooling tower, so that both the cooling air flowing direction from the inlet aperture to the cooling space and the exhaust air flowing direction from the discharge equipment is horizontal and parallel to the tangent of the outer surface of the cooling tower. The invention also relates to a method for cooling liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: OUTOTEC OYJ
    Inventors: Jussi Vaarno, Tapio Hyodynmaa, Eero Tuuppa, Markus Lehtonen
  • Publication number: 20090014152
    Abstract: A room heating apparatus uses separate heating panels fastened to a sub-floor to conduct a heating fluid which then adjusts the temperature of a room. The panels carry fluid tubing and transition panels conduct this tubing between the heating panels. The transition panels have a plurality of grooves that allow the selection of how the tubing is conducted between the heating panels so that a custom heating circuit may be formed to optimize the heating pattern of each installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Meng Yeow Foo, Timmy Sze Ming Foo
  • Publication number: 20080314552
    Abstract: A building element of the walls or ceiling or floor has panels made of a thermally conducting material with the panels having pipes located therein. The pipes can selectively be connected to a source of high or low temperature so that the panels adopt a temperature different from ambient temperature which, as a result, allows the panels to cause heating or cooling of an area of the building in which the panels are located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Dieter Rosenkranz, Walter Ferber