Ported To The Chamber Patents (Class 165/57)
  • Patent number: 9574794
    Abstract: A radiator in particular for room heating, comprising a control or measurement unit accommodated in a container integral with the radiator and positioned so as to sustain the heat from the radiator as little as possible, while exploiting a cool air flow drawn by the same to cool the internal circuitry defining the unit. Said container is conveniently spaced apart from the radiator by means of insulating elements and a part of the same container is formed by a heat dissipator to which one or more electronic power elements included in said circuitry are thermally connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: I.R.C.A. S.P.A. INDUSTRIA RESISTENZE CORAZZATE E AFFINI
    Inventors: Michele Peterle, Marco Argenton
  • Patent number: 9326426
    Abstract: An equipment enclosure includes an air exhaust opening and an air intake opening at respective upper and lower regions of the enclosure, and an interior equipment chamber configured to house controlled temperature equipment at a controlled temperature equipment area. A temperature diverter system includes a warm air exhaust subsystem and a warm air circulation subsystem. The warm air exhaust subsystem is operable to vent warm air in the enclosure through the air exhaust opening in order to cool the controlled temperature equipment area. The warm air circulation subsystem is operable to circulate warm air in the enclosure to the controlled temperature equipment area in order to warm that area. The equipment enclosure further includes one or more temperature sensors and a temperature controller for controlling operations of the warm air exhaust subsystem and the warm air circulation system based on input from the temperature sensor(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Diversified Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis G. James, Aron J. King, David H. Halik
  • Patent number: 9091492
    Abstract: A wall-mounted radiator comprising a support (1) adapted to make it tilting with respect to a support wall and possibly comprising blocking means (2) of the radiator to maintain it in a proximal or distal position with respect to said support wall. The support may be adapted to be associated with the radiator (3) so as to allow to adjust the fastening point so as to facilitate the installation thereof. Moreover, the support (1) may comprise a removable part (11c) in order to further simplify the installation of the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: I.R.C.A. S.P.A. INDUSTRIA RESISTENZE CORAZZATE E AFFINI
    Inventors: Simone Visentin, Marco Argenton, Michele Pravato, Michele Peterle
  • Publication number: 20150007601
    Abstract: Building cooling system involving circulation of a cooling liquid in a hydraulic circuit comprising at least one first tank (2), at least one second tank (4) in which at least part of one of its walls (4.1) are made of a porous material and at least one heat exchanger (6) connected in series through a hydraulic circuit, at least one hydraulic pump (8) placed between the first tank (2) and the heat exchanger (6), in which the second tank (4) is located outside the building, in which in which the system comprises means (10) of controlling circulation of liquid from the second tank (4) to the first tank (2), and when the system is in operation to cool the inside of the building, flow from the second tank (4) to the first tank (2) is interrupted and the hydraulic pump (8) circulates the liquid from the first tank (2) to the second tank through the heat exchanger (6), such that the second tank fills up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Commissariat a I'energie atomique et aux ene alt
    Inventor: Louis Stephan
  • Publication number: 20140352918
    Abstract: Disclosed is a habitat assembly comprising a habitat structure for undertaking hot work. Air is supplied to the habitat by an air supply system, through a conduit. The air supply system comprises a fan or blower. Means for altering the temperature or humidity of the air supplied to habitat is positioned down stream of the fan or blower. The fan or blower both creates and maintain an overpressure within the habitat structure and pumps air through the means for altering the temperature or humidity. The means for altering temperature may comprise a heater and/or an air conditioning unit. Also disclosed in an air conditioning unit for a habitat assembly, adapted to facilitate emergency shut down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SAFEHOUSE HABITATS (SCOTLAND) LIMITED
    Inventor: Gordon Iain Priestly
  • Patent number: 8844608
    Abstract: In an induction emission air conditioning apparatus installed in a ceiling, it is provided within a casing with a heat exchanger through which a feed air introduced from an outdoor side passes, a fan passing the feed air through the air conditioning heat exchanger, and a heating and cooling unit 1 for blowing a mixed air obtained by inducing and suctioning the air in the room inside by using the feed air passing through the heat exchanger so as to mix with the feed air, into the room inside in a laminar manner, and emitting the heat of the mixed air to the room inside, integrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kimura Kohki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Kimura, Mitsuo Morita, Kazuyuki Kasahara, Katsuhiro Urano
  • Publication number: 20140238639
    Abstract: A modular enclosure system and kit for containing and regulating the flow of air in and around data center and gateway facility equipment (e.g., server racks, equipment racks, cabinets, data storage libraries). The modular enclosure system can readily be adapted to differing types of equipment and to the differing cooling needs of different equipment. The system includes lightweight, thermally insulated, modular, interconnectable wall and ceiling panels adapted to enclose the equipment and an inflow of cool air, vent panels adapted to regulate the flow of air into and out of the enclosure, and cable ports that allow cables to pass into and out of the enclosure while minimizing bypass airflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Ambriz, Nasser Nabih El-Aawar
  • Publication number: 20140216059
    Abstract: A cold box having a cooling receptacle filled with a dry protective gas in which is accommodated a rack loaded with tube-shaped vessels. The cooling receptacle is covered by a displaceable lid which is associated with a lid part and which is preferably formed by an outer lid and a rotatable inner lid integrated in the outer lid so that the cooling receptacle is completely covered in every position of the lid. At least one of the through-holes provided in the inner lid can be arranged over a respective tube-shaped vessel by a coordinated displacement of the outer lid and rotation of the inner lid so that the tube-shaped vessel located under the through-hole in alignment therewith can be filled with a sample through the through-hole by means of a commercially available pipette tip/dispensing needle of an automated pipetting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: CyBio AG
    Inventors: Thomas MOORE, Michael Kiehntopf
  • Publication number: 20140182812
    Abstract: A cooling system includes a room, a container data center, and an air duct. The room includes a floor, and defines a receiving space above the floor, and a heat-dissipation space below the floor. The container data center is supported on the floor. The container data center includes a container. The container includes an end wall defining a number of air inlets and a sidewall defining a number of air outlets. The air duct defines a number of vents and an opening communicating with the vents. The air duct is installed to an outer surface of the sidewall, and the vents are aligning with air outlets of the sidewall. The floor defines a number of through holes communicating with the opening of the air duct and the heat-dissipation space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: TAI-WEI LIN
  • Publication number: 20140177163
    Abstract: A data center includes a wind collecting structure that directs prevailing winds external to the data center into an interior of the wind collecting structure. The wind collecting structure includes vents around its perimeter configured to selectively open on a side of the wind collecting structure receiving prevailing wind, pressurizing the intake air. The pressurized air flows from the wind collecting structure through a compartment of the data center including computing assets. The air is directed across the computing assets to extract heat from the computing assets during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Wiley
  • Publication number: 20140162543
    Abstract: The invention relates to a recessed hollow profile for mounting to a wall system in a wall of a building, which allows ventilation with efficient decentralised energy recovery. The invention also relates to a system for ventilating a room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: LUNOS LUFTUNGSTECHNIK GMBH FUR RAUMLUFTSYSTEME
    Inventor: Michael Merscher
  • Publication number: 20140138047
    Abstract: An airflow vectoring access floor panel for raised floor data centers has an access panel and a plurality of airflow deflectors. Each of the plurality of airflow deflectors can be independently rotated to affect the directionality of the emanating airstreams. The airstreams can be diverged, converged or impinged in any direction to intersect with the intakes of IT racks within a data center. A fan assembly can be placed underneath the unit to increase the volume of airflow and thus the number and heat load of the IT racks that can be supplied by a single access panel. The airflow deflectors may be rotated manually or by electromechanical drives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Degree Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter E. Phelps, John D. Owen, Venkata Naga Poornima Mynampati
  • Publication number: 20140124165
    Abstract: An air diffuser having a single air inlet has air outlets straddling a wall of a structure to distribute air to two or more rooms of the structure. The air diffuser includes an adjustable baffle that selectively directs air toward the first and second rooms. The air diffuser includes an acoustic dampener that prevents sound from moving through the air diffuser from one room to the next.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: MCKINSTRY CO., LLC
    Inventors: Doug Moore, Michael Hedrick, Michael J. Frank
  • Publication number: 20140099873
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system in which an air dam is incorporated into an air ventilation stream of a datacenter to control the temperature of an interior space of the datacenter. The datacenter may include a raised floor in which the ventilation stream is injected through perforations within the raised floor. An air dam may be positioned at an entry region of the under floor plenum to obstruct the flow of air from a supply air plenum. The air dam is used to create a positive pressure across the raised floor at a substantially constant pressure distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Compass Datacenters, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Alberto Ruiz, Christopher J. Crosby, Christopher James Curtis
  • Publication number: 20130299127
    Abstract: A container data center includes a container, a cooling system, and a number of heat dissipation units. The cooling system is positioned on a top of the container. The heat dissipation units are arranged on opposite sidewalls of the container respectively. Each heat dissipation unit includes an air duct attached to the sidewall and a guiding piece. The guiding piece is slantingly spaced from the sidewall. The hot air from the container flows into the air duct. The airflow around the container is guided to the air duct, to cool the air duct. The hot air in the air duct is cooled and then flows to the cooling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FENG-CHI YANG
  • Publication number: 20130284396
    Abstract: A container data center includes a container and an air collecting device. The air collecting device includes a collecting member, a first duct connected to the collecting member, and a second duct connected to the container. One end of the first duct opposite to the collecting member is pivotably connected to the second duct. The collecting member is rotatable to collect the airflow. The airflow flows through the first duct and the second duct to go into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FENG-CHI YANG
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 20130032308
    Abstract: A method of heating or cooling a room of a building includes providing supplemental warmer or cooler air to the room with an inline duct supplemental heating and cooling device mounted along an air duct that supplies the room with air from a main furnace or cooling unit associated with the building. A thermostat is used to set a desired temperature for the room, and a controller of the supplemental heating and cooling device is in communication with the thermostat, and activates an electric heater and/or fan as appropriate to warm or cool the room as needed. When the device is used to cool the room, the fan may be operated to draw cooled air through the duct from the main cooling unit and/or from other areas in the building that are linked via ductwork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: TPI CORPORATION
    Inventor: TPI CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8347950
    Abstract: A modular heat exchange system for use in a central heat exchange installation in buildings, including at least one heat exchange element equipped for exchanging heat between environmental air and a fluid which is conducted through the heat exchange element. The heat exchange element has a predetermined first shape with opposite lateral sides. At least one non-heat-exchange add-on element, equipped for adding a given additional functionality to the system, has a predetermined second shape with a complementary lateral side to one of the opposite lateral sides of the heat exchange element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Helmut Werner PROVOST
    Inventor: Marcel Stroobants
  • Publication number: 20120295533
    Abstract: The disclosure first relates to a room comprising an inner space delimited by an upper wall, a lower wall and side walls, the room being provided with a ventilator, the ventilator including: an extractor operably extracting air from the inner space towards the outside of the room, arranged on one side wall; and air intakes on the other side walls. The disclosure also relates to a method for ventilating a room including an inner space delimited by an upper wall, a lower wall and side walls, the method including the extraction of air from the inner space to the outside of the room by an air extractor arranged on one side wall, and the entry of air via air intakes arranged on the other side walls. The disclosure further relates to an air intake adapted to perform the method above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: TOTAL S.A.
    Inventor: GĂ©rard Alvini
  • Publication number: 20120125562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a radiator body comprising at least one radiant panel having at least one structure suitable for receiving at least one tube, at least one tube located in the structure in order to transport a heating or cooling medium, at least two side parts and at least one layer insulating the radiator body, wherein the ratio of the average cross-sectional area of the at least one radiant panel to the cross-sectional area of the at least two side parts is at least 3 and/or the at least two side parts are each decoupled thermally from the at least one radiant panel, as well as to a method for producing the radiant panel according to the invention and to the use of such a radiant panel for heating or cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nils Mohmeyer, Gunnar Kampf, Christof Grieser-Schmitz, Carsten Ellersiek
  • Publication number: 20120023990
    Abstract: A duct adapter system directs air flow relative to a hybrid water heater. The duct adapter system includes a collar adapted to surround a vent of a hybrid water shroud. The collar couples to standard duct pipe to extend ductwork to a heat pump portion of the hybrid water heater. A boost fan may be included in the system for boosting air flow to or from a remote location. The duct adapter system is adapted to deliver a warm air supply to the heat pump from the remote location, or deliver the cool discharge air from the heat pump water heater to a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Nelson, Michael Thomas Beyerle, Jeffrey A. Kern, Eliel Fresco Rodriguez
  • 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: 20100252233
    Abstract: A system for cooling an environment housing a plurality of electronic equipment in one or more cabinets is disclosed, the system comprising a remote cooling unit(s) adapted to provide relatively cool air into the environment, an exhaust associated with each cabinet, the exhaust being provided with variable airflow means; the remote unit being adapted to receive exhausted air, and; sensor means adapted to determine cooling demand and alter the output of the remote cooling unit(s) accordingly. Schemes for using the system are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas Absalom
  • Publication number: 20090314464
    Abstract: A heating system in which a warmed fluid is circulated through a delivery network space heaters to provide space heating, further comprising a thermal store and means arranged to circulate the warmed fluid through the thermal store during a heating shut down sequence to recover heat from the warmed fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Zenex Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Christopher Charles Farrell
  • Patent number: 7562695
    Abstract: A cooling device has a case defining a first space through which a first fluid flows and a second space through which a second fluid having the temperature lower than that of the first fluid flows. A first heat exchanger is disposed in the first space for performing heat exchange between the first fluid and a refrigerant, thereby to evaporate the refrigerant. A second heat exchanger is disposed in the second space for performing heat exchange between the second fluid and the refrigerant evaporated in the first heat exchanger, thereby to transfer heat of the refrigerant to the second fluid. The case defines a first dimension in a first direction and a second dimension in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction in a transverse cross-section. The second dimension is larger than the first dimension. The first space and the second space are arranged in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Kadota, Kazutoshi Nishizawa, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Akira Ito, Satoru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7441586
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat exchange apparatus. The heat exchange apparatus comprises a first valve member rotating about a first rotational axis, a second valve member rotating about a second rotational axis, and a heat exchanging medium that is positioned on a gas stream path formed between the first valve member and the second valve member, has a channel for enabling gas to pass therethrough, and receives and stores thermal energy from passing hot gas and then transfers the stored thermal energy to passing cold gas. A flow direction of the gas passing through the heat exchanging medium is repeatedly changed as the first and second valve members rotate. The heat exchange apparatus has first and second guides connected respectively to both sides of the heat exchanging medium and has passages for guiding the gas passing through the heat exchanging medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventors: In Sook Chung, Geon-Soo Han
  • Patent number: 7226681
    Abstract: An enclosure for a fuel cell stack for insulating the hot zone of the fuel cell stack and for exchanging heat from the fuel cell stack to a reactant that passes through the enclosure to be used by the fuel cell stack. The enclosure comprises at least one chamber having an intake means for the reactant and an exhaust means for passing the reactant to the fuel cell stack. In one embodiment there are three layered chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Florence, Joseph English, Bryce Sharman, Glenn Price
  • Patent number: 7089996
    Abstract: A radiator is disclosed for mounting in an upright position to a wall, comprising a front panel and a back panel between which an interior space is provided for introducing a fluid. The back panel is made of a heat-conductive material and is provided with fluid supply and drainage fittings for supplying and draining the fluid to and from said interior space. The back panel is further provided with cooling ribs for exchanging heat with surrounding air and mounting brackets for mounting the radiator on a wall. The front panel has pre-formed canals for directing the fluid flow in a controlled way from the supply fitting to the drainage fitting. The front panel is made of a synthetic material which is substantially non-heat-conductive. A seal is provided between the panels for making said interior space substantially fluid-tight. The front and back panels are assembled with the seal in between by means of bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventors: Marcel Stroobants, Pierre Vercauteren
  • Patent number: 6808018
    Abstract: A heat circulation apparatus includes a housing that has a perimeter wall for defining an interior space. The interior space includes an intake port and an exhaust port. The housing is designed for positioning under the steam radiator. A fan member is rotatably coupled to the housing such that the fan member is positioned in the interior space of the housing. The fan member is for drawing air through the intake port into the interior space of the housing and forcing air out of the interior space of the housing through the exhaust port. The fan member is designed for drawing cooler air into the housing and forcing the air out of the housing to be warmed by the steam radiator when the fan member is rotated with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Toner
  • Patent number: 6691482
    Abstract: Decking including a profiled panel having a plurality of open-faced spaced ribs attached to a plurality of respective connecting sections. Each of the ribs defines a recessed area. A panel is received within each of the recessed areas and attached to the profiled panel defining a cavity. Each cavity is defined by at least a portion of the rib and the panel, respectively. The cavity is adapted to receive a tip of a fastener passing through the rib. The fastener is used to secure roofing material to an upper surface of the decking when used to form a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Epic Metals Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Ault
  • Publication number: 20020124992
    Abstract: A system and method for cooling and heating of buildings consisting of an integrated assembly of devices, including a variable speed air handler, hot water heating coil, outside air damper, controller, and optional compressor-based air conditioner. During summer the system utilizes nighttime outside air for cooling and uses air temperature predictions to provide information about optimal control settings and to maintain comfort. During winter the system varies airflow with heating demand and ventilates with outside air to maintain indoor air quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: Leo I. Rainer, David A. Springer
  • Patent number: 6250373
    Abstract: A ceiling mounted apparatus draws air upwardly through an inlet and processes the air through heat exchange elements before distributing the air downwardly. The air is preferably distributed downwardly by air discharge structure surrounding the heat exchange elements. The air is ultimately discharged through one or more air discharge ducts positioned relatively close to the air inlet. Each air discharge duct includes a rotatable louver mounted therein that in conjunction with the walls of the duct defines particular paths for the conditioned air in heating versus cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Gianluca Vecchi, Maurizio Rabito, Giorgio Rusignuolo, Lee G. Tetu
  • Patent number: 6202935
    Abstract: A combined potable water heater and hydronic heating system including: a water tank for holding hydronic heating water; a flue extending through the tank; a burner below the flue so that heat and exhaust gases generated by the burner pass through the flue to heat the water in the tank; and a potable water container mounted in the tank so that the hydronic heating water heats the water in the potable water container and so that the hydronic water is separated from the potable water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: AOS Holding Company
    Inventors: Marc W. Akkala, Jill M. Szczech, Frank A. Mueller, Dennis R. Hughes, Kevin M. Field, Ray O. Knoeppel, Timothy J. Bodnar
  • Patent number: 6035654
    Abstract: An air-conditioning element includes ducts, through which gaseous or liquid media are passed for cooling or heating. The air-conditioning element is constructed as a solid metal sandwich with a light core of corrugated aluminum and covering layers of smooth aluminum strip. The media guides are formed between the corrugated aluminum and the covering layers, and the media guides are connected with one another by way of the ducts. A method for the production of the air-conditioning element includes the steps of joining together at a joint a stack of two covering layers and a core of corrugated aluminum, which is disposed between the covering layers, by hot rolling, adhesives, lacquers or other adhesion promoters that have been previously brought into the regions of the joint; and after the stack has cooled, milling a duct in a perpendicular direction to the course of the corrugations, and then closing off the open sections of the duct by a metal strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: VAW Metawell GmbH metal sandwich technology
    Inventor: Frank Rothe
  • Patent number: 6003596
    Abstract: A cover for a steam radiator and for circulating air passing therepast. The cover includes a cover and blower apparatus. The cover covers the steam radiator. The blower apparatus is connected to the cover and circulates the air passing past the steam radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Inventor: Ralph J. Barba
  • Patent number: 5765329
    Abstract: A roof construction includes spaced apart corrugated sheets held in spaced relationship by a plurality of spacers, the corrugated sheets both including apertures for dissipating heat contained in the hot air between the sheets into atmosphere and for guiding hot air from below the lower sheet into the space between the sheets for ultimate expansion and discharge into atmosphere. The apertures may be offset to prevent flow of moisture directly through the apertures and other devices may be utilized to prevent direct flow of moisture into the space below the roof assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventor: Chihshu Huang
  • Patent number: 5460221
    Abstract: A thermostat capable of accommodating primary and secondary loads is taught. Preferably a hydronic valve actuator is the primary load and a fan coil of variable speed is the secondary load. Temperature sensing is electronic and both heating and cooling as well as multiple fan modes are accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Stalsberg, James E. Ingalls
  • Patent number: 5355940
    Abstract: A heat radiating conduit having heat radiating fins is arranged in adjacency to a pneumatic tube receiving pressurized air in cooperation with a thermostatic switch to actuate pressurizing of the tube upon obtaining predetermined ambient air temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Inventor: Gene P. Snider
  • Patent number: 5228500
    Abstract: An air conditioning system in accordance with the present invention is disclosed which has a radiation plate including a radiation surface facing a room area. A column of air that is either cooled or heated by a heat exchanger in an indoor unit of the present air conditioning system, is directed to flow along the radiation surface of the radiation plate. The room area is then either cooled or heated by radiant energy using the radiation properties of the radiation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Tetsuo Sano
  • Patent number: 5086626
    Abstract: A refrigeration cycle comprising a compressor and an outdoor heat exchanger, both of which are arranged outside a room to be air-conditioned, to communicate with an indoor heat exchanger and a radiant heat exchanger, both of which are arranged inside the room, and are operated simultaneously in a heating operation mode. A fan delivers air to the indoor heat exchanger. A temperature sensor detects the temperature of the radiant heat exchanger. A controller controls the indoor heat exchanger fan speed so as to control the radiant heat temperature from the radiant heat exchanger in accordance with a temperature detection signal from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Tadasato Iida
  • Patent number: 4830275
    Abstract: This is a system for the air conditioning of rooms in building, which rooms are defined by concrete floor structures with hollow ducts connected in series in parallel with each other and in groups, in order to bring about effective heat exchange between concrete and supply air flowing through each duct group before being fed to the room via a supply air device. The supply air to each duct group is taken via a pipe connection from a main duct for supply air and is evacuated from the room in another way. In order to control the heat absorbtion (heat inertia) of the duct group according to the actual demand for each room so that the air-flows in each of the two connections of the duct group are balanced corresponding to the actual cold/heat demand. Each or some certain duct groups in the room includes a branching device (16) which is located between the main duct (5), or a branch thereof, and a second connecting place (11) to the duct group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Rli Byggdata AB
    Inventor: Lars-Olof Andersson
  • Patent number: 4775001
    Abstract: A zoned air conditioning system using a room air terminal which has the same horizontal dimensions as a floor tile of a raised tile floor such that the terminal may replace one tile in such a floor. The terminal includes a cool air inlet below the floor for drawing in cooling air circulated in the under floor space and a return air inlet in the top surface of the terminal. The cool air and return air is mixed in a mixing chamber and drawn from the mixing chamber by a fan and returned to the room through an outlet vent. The ratio of cool air to return air mixed in the mixing chamber is controlled by a modulating damper which is controlled in response to the temperature of the return air in order to control the room temperature in the region of the terminal in accordance with an adjustable set point. A heater is also provided in the terminal for those occasions where the return air is cooler than the set point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Atlas Air (Australia) Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Colin W. Ward, Norman Stoliar, Lewis Marton, Geoffrey N. Beeche, Leslie Phipps
  • Patent number: 4694736
    Abstract: A clean room having an air-conditioner unit built in the shell of an airtight main room in such a manner as to form part of the internal wall of the main room. This air-conditioner unit is provided with an external casing of a small thickness and this external casing is provided with an air inlet and an air outlet which is fitted with a high-performance filter. The casing has an air blower disposed therein. The airtight main room is mainly formed of a plurality of gate-shaped frames disposed in parallel as regularly spaced on a floor surface. The air-conditioner unit and a control unit are disposed in the spaces intervening between the adjacent vertical members of the gate-shaped frames. The internal wall of the main room is formed of wall panels and the front panel of the casing of the air-conditioner unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignee: Shimizu Kensetsu Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taizo Yamagata, Takaaki Uchikawa, Shinichi Yamamoto, Shinichiro Tomikawa, Yoshio Ogasahara, Masaru Sukagawa
  • Patent number: 4667580
    Abstract: A pre-assembled, self-contained clean room module having everything necessary for maintaining the cleanliness, temperature, humidity and pressurization required for the work space within the room. Because the module is factory built rather than built on site, precise quality control can be achieved and each module can be thoroughly tested before shipment. The module is provided with its own sealed base unit which permits it to be moved or relocated without having to be disassembled, and also insures that the module will have a completely sealed sump area beneath its floor. The module is also provided with its own self-contained air conditioning unit which has two independent air systems or paths whereby only a portion of the recirculating air need be conditioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Inventor: Lawrence E. Wetzel
  • Patent number: 4619312
    Abstract: A sphere of house building technology and refers to the heat-insulating part of an outer wall in a building. Also other walls in the building may be suitable if there are temperature differences between spaces and a need for ventilation. The basic principle consists in the wall construction itself constituting a heat exchanger of counterflow type and transmitting both humidity and heat from the exhaust air (fresh air) to the fresh air (exhaust air). At the same time the same surface temperature is achieved as that of the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Inventor: Olavi O. Paljakka
  • Patent number: 4576333
    Abstract: A system for space heating for a building employing structural elements of the building as heating conduits. Girder pairs are employed as manifold conduits and joist pairs are employed as distribution conduits for the present system. The crawl space of the building is used for the return air and becomes a plenum therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Inventor: James R. Piper
  • Patent number: 4562883
    Abstract: Conditioned air (i.e. cooled or heated air) is supplied to spaces in a building structure via guides and air mains. The conditioned air is guided into the spaces directly from the guides, or via plenum chambers and transfer openings, or via both routes simultaneously. Circulation of conditioned air through the plenum chambers cools/heats the building structure. During a subsequent period when cooled/heated air is demanded for the spaces, air from the spaces is circulated through the plenum chambers via air return openings. Such circulated air is cooled/heated by contact with the building structure and is re-introduced as conditioned air. The building structure thus acts as a reservoir of heat to augment the conditioning effort of the air conditioning means during periods of peak demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Inventor: Charl E. Janeke