Heating And Cooling Of The Same Material Patents (Class 165/61)
  • Patent number: 10441953
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus, system and method for heating a fluid chamber. Devices for heating a fluid chamber, in which a temperature sensitive or temperature-initiated chemical reaction takes place, typically comprise a heater and a temperature sensor. A heater device heats a fluid container which is separable from the heater device. The device comprises one or more substrates each forming a surface of a receiving location for the fluid container. A first heater is disposed on a surface of a substrate in thermal communication with a first heat transfer surface within the receiving location. A second heater is disposed on a surface of a substrate in thermal communication with a second heat transfer surface and is spaced apart from the first heat transfer surface. A first temperature sensor is in thermal communication with the first heater and a second temperature sensor is in thermal communication with the second heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Biovices IPR Holdings A/S
    Inventors: Lars Thomsen, Soiwasa Soikum
  • Patent number: 10365036
    Abstract: A beverage cooling display system includes a roller assembly that is configured to rotate one or more beverage containers, and a cooling assembly that is configured to cool the one or more beverage containers. A method of cooling and displaying beverages includes rotating one or more beverage containers with a roller assembly, and cooling the one or more beverage containers with a cooling assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Trout, Mark Schaefer, Sesha Madireddi
  • Patent number: 10240849
    Abstract: The present the inventive technology is directed to improved methods and apparatus for the refrigeration of an enclosed space using external ambient air as a cooling medium. The inventive technology may cool an enclosed space utilizing, for example a modular designed duct system that may deliver a specific volume of supply air to an enclosed space at a specific temperature differential (TD) in relation to a desired set point of the enclosed space. This may be accomplished by mixing cold outside air and return air, or even running the return air through a fluid heat transfer chiller coil that may be cooled to varying temperatures by outside air utilizing an external chilling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nordic Refrigeration, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard DeLia
  • Patent number: 10226773
    Abstract: A micro heating device according to an embodiment of the inventive concept comprises a support part having at least one or more heating part, an oil chamber positioned over the support part and filled with oil therein, a specimen chamber having a reaction space into which a specimen is loaded and which is provided so as to be dipped into the oil, and a drive part configured to move the specimen chamber in the oil. The specimen chamber includes a temperature sensor for measuring a temperature of the specimen chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Dae-Sik Lee, Moon Youn Jung
  • Patent number: 10208335
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods for analyzing proximity binding assay (PBA) data are disclosed. Proximity binding assays as a class of analyses offer the advantages of the sensitivity and specificity of biorecognition binding, along with the exponential signal amplification offered by a variety of oligonucleotide amplification reactions, such as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). However, as various proximity binding assays have reaction kinetics governed by an additional step of the binding of a biorecognition probe (BRP) with a target molecule, there is a need for methods for the analysis of PBA data that are particularly suited to the unique characteristics of such data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Shiaw-Min Chen, David W. Ruff, Harrison M. Leong
  • Patent number: 10206414
    Abstract: A method for making ice cream including the following steps, performed in the following order: heating the side walls of the processing container to a preset preheating temperature; placing a basic ice cream mixture in the processing chamber after the step of heating the side walls of the processing container to a preset preheating temperature; deactivating any infectious agents which may be present in the basic mixture by activating the thermal treatment system in heating mode for a predetermined time in order to pasteurize the basic mixture inside the processing chamber; keeping the basic mixture, previously subjected to the thermal treatment inside the processing chamber, for a predetermined hold time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Patent number: 10203068
    Abstract: A method is provided for precooling a cryostat having a hollow cold head turret into which a neck tube protrudes and connects an object to be cooled to the exterior of the cryostat, wherein a cold head having a cold head stage for cooling a cryogenic working medium may be introduced into the neck tube. During a condensation operation the cryogenic working medium flows through a heat pipe into an evaporator chamber which is thermally conductively connected to the object to be cooled. During a precooling phase a precisely fitting, thermally conductive short circuit block is inserted through the neck tube into the heat pipe to provide thermal conduction between the object to be cooled and a cooling device The short circuit block is removed from the heat pipe after the target temperature is reached, and heat is subsequently transmitted through the heat pipe during a condensation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Marco Strobel
  • Patent number: 10136660
    Abstract: A method for making ice cream, including preparing a machine for mixing and cooling ice cream equipped: with a processing container defining a processing chamber and provided with a mixer rotating inside the processing chamber; and a thermal treatment plant, configured for being activated, selectively and alternatively, in heating or cooling mode, respectively, for heating and cooling the processing chamber. The method further includes: inserting inside the processing chamber a basic mixture; heating the basic mixture inside the processing chamber, so as to subject the basic mixture to a pasteurization treatment; cooling the basic mixture inside the processing chamber and, at the same time, rotating the rotary mixer, to incorporate air in the basic mixture and make ice cream; extracting the ice cream from the processing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Patent number: 10126053
    Abstract: A dual annealing apparatus and use thereof for precision annealing of an article are provided. In one aspect, an annealing apparatus includes: a first heating plate opposite a second heating plate; a first cooling source associated with the first heating plate; and a second cooling source associated with the second heating plate, wherein the first heating plate and the second heating plate are independently controllable, and wherein the first cooling source and the second cooling source are independently controllable. A method for annealing an article using the annealing apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Teodor K. Todorov
  • Patent number: 9976747
    Abstract: A stove or a stove body has a trigger control that directs toxic fumes to the stovetop during cooking and to a side outdoor venting channel when cooking container is removed from the stovetop to ensure safe release of toxic fumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Adventures In Sustainability, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Lawrence McClean
  • Patent number: 9863658
    Abstract: A room management apparatus is provided. The room management apparatus includes a central controller that recognizes an operation state of an air conditioner, and determines that one or more rooms are assignable on the basis of the operation state of the air conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Junghyun Cho
  • Patent number: 9766285
    Abstract: A solution for testing a set of one or more electronic device (105) is disclosed. A corresponding test board (100) comprises a support substrate (205), a set of one of more sockets (210) being mounted on the support substrate each one for housing an electronic device (105) to be tested with a main surface thereof facing the support substrate, for each socket a thermal conditioning element (235) for acting on the main surface of the electronic device, and for each socket biasing means (240) being switchable between an active condition, wherein the biasing means biases the thermal conditioning element in contact with the main surface of the electronic device, and a passive condition, wherein the biasing means maintains the thermal conditioning element separate from the main surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Eles Semiconductor Equipment S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabrizio Scocchetti
  • Patent number: 9679792
    Abstract: A temperature control system, a wafer chuck, a thermal module for use with the chuck, and an apparatus for use in semiconductor manufacture are disclosed herein. The temperature control system includes: a target having a temperature, a fluid circulation loop coupled to the target for controlling the temperature of the target, a heating heat exchanger coupled to the fluid circulation loop for selectively providing heat to the fluid circulation loop, a cooling heat exchanger coupled to the fluid circulation loop for selectively providing cooling to the fluid circulation loop and a plurality of thermal electric elements carried by the target for selectively providing heating or cooling to the target. The heating heat exchanger and cooling heat exchanger provide gross control of the temperature of the target, and the plurality of thermal electric elements provide fine control of the temperature of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Noah Precision, LLC
    Inventor: Boris Atlas
  • Patent number: 9669181
    Abstract: A heat exchange apparatus (26) for condensing water from a flow of respiratory gas is disclosed. The apparatus (26) comprises a first portion having an inlet (28) and a second portion having an outlet (30), the inlet (28) and outlet (30) being connectable to a breathing system (10) and the first and second portions being arranged in flow series, wherein the first portion comprises a condenser (64) and the second portion comprises a heater (64) downstream of the condenser for increasing the temperature of the respiratory gas flow prior to the outlet (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Intersurgical AG
    Inventor: Andrew Neil Miller
  • Patent number: 9617611
    Abstract: A process for quenching heat treated metal parts using a liquid quenchant and high pressure is disclosed. In general, the process includes the steps of providing a load of heat treated metal parts in a pressure vessel wherein the load is at an elevated temperature after being heat treated. In a subsequent step, a liquid quenchant is injected into the pressure vessel such that a vapor of the liquid quenchant forms rapidly in the pressure vessel and cools the metal parts. The step of injecting the liquid quenchant into the pressure vessel is continued for a time sufficient to establish a desired peak vapor pressure in the pressure vessel. An apparatus for carrying out the disclosed process is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: IPSEN, INC.
    Inventors: Werner Hendrik Grobler, Bernd Edenhofer, Craig A. Moller
  • Patent number: 9592718
    Abstract: A control method for an integrated cooling system may include determining whether an air conditioner is operated or not, and controlling operations of a water pump for electric devices and a cooling fan by the controller according to a predetermined first map when the air conditioner is not operated, detecting an air conditioner refrigerant pressure when the air conditioner is operated, determining whether the air conditioner refrigerant pressure is within a predetermined range or not, and controlling operations of the water pump for electric devices and the cooling fan according to a predetermined second map when the air conditioner refrigerant pressure is not within the predetermined range, and determining of cooling requirement of the condensers and controlling operations of the water pump for electric devices and the cooling fan according to the cooling requirement of the condensers when the air conditioner refrigerant pressure is within the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Jaeyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 9493333
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for cooled fluid, provided with a fluid holder, a cooling system near the fluid holder for cooling fluid in the fluid holder, a tap for dispensing fluid from the fluid holder, and means for active heating of fluid in said fluid holder in order to prevent the temperature of said fluid from dropping below a reference temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventor: Arend Cornelis Jacobus Biesheuvel
  • Patent number: 9466589
    Abstract: There is provided a power module package. The power module package includes: a base substrate provided with a pattern; a heat spreader formed by being stacked on an upper surface of the base substrate; and at least one first semiconductor device mounted on an upper surface of the heat spreader, wherein an outer circumferential surface of the heat spreader is provided with a coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Kwang Soo Kim, Young Hoon Kwak, Chang Seob Hong, Joon Seok Chae, Kee Ju Um
  • Patent number: 9455389
    Abstract: In a thermoelectric conversion module, each of a p-type element and an n-type element is configured by aligning a plurality of particles in series and connecting the particles to each other. Around a connection part in which the particles are connected to each other, a protrusion is protruded. The protrusion has a shape of continuously extending around the entire periphery of the connection part. The protrusion may be partly interrupted, but in such a case, a circumferential length of one interrupted portion is less than one half of the periphery of the connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignees: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawaguchi, Hideo Yumi, Hiroki Kitano, Kenta Takagi, Kimihiro Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9339046
    Abstract: A method for producing frozen fresh cream to be whipped, the method including: cooling fresh cream, wherein in the cooling, the fresh cream is cooled to a temperature of ?5° C. or lower and is changed from 0° C. to ?5° C. for 8 minutes or shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: ORIENTAL YEAST CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Wakana, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Takayasu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9289006
    Abstract: A machine for the homogenization and thermal treatment of liquid and semi-liquid food products includes a tank for containing the food products; an electric first heater, operating on the food product to heat it and so thermally treat it; a heating plant with a thermodynamic cycle including at least a first heat exchanger; and a second heater including the first heat exchanger, operating on the food product to heat it and so thermally treat it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Patent number: 9252570
    Abstract: A connection system includes a feature module that supplies various functionalities, a portable countertop stand having an upright section that selectively receives the feature module and an umbilical connecting the portable stand to an external appliance to deliver utilities to the portable countertop stand. A utility port selectively delivers at least one utility to the feature module when engaged with the upright section. A utility receiver removably engages the utility port by hand without the use of tools and selectively receives a predetermined set of utilities when the feature module engages the upright surface. A connection interface detects when the feature module is engaged with the upright section and the predetermined utility set required by the engaged feature module. After the feature module is engaged, the connection interface prompts the utility port to release the predetermined utility set to the feature module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul B. Allard, Robert Ryan Bradley, James W. Kendall, Steven J. Kuehl, Douglas D. Leclear, Alan S. Lucas, Andrew M. Tenbarge, John J. Vonderhaar, Guolian Wu
  • Patent number: 9247674
    Abstract: A heat sink for cooling a heat generating member, provided with a first cooling part which cools the peripheral edge part of the heat generating member and a second cooling part which cools the center part of the neat generating member, the first cooling part is equipped with a first base member having first fins on the top surface thereof and a recess at the bottom surface thereof, the second cooling part is equipped with a second base member which can be accommodated in the recess, a slide member which is provided on the top surface of the second base member and which is inserted in a through hole which is provided in the recess, second fins which are provided on the free end of the slide member, and a cooling water passage which is provided inside of the second base member and which is supplied with cooling water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Tomomi Okamoto, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9168533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermal cycler device for carrying reaction slides for assays with thermal cycling reactions. The thermal cycler device includes a conveyer with a plurality of slide holders for conveying slide plates through more than one temperature zones for thermal cycling reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: CrackerBio, Inc.
    Inventors: Chung-Fan Chiou, Yung-Chin Lee
  • Patent number: 9127881
    Abstract: A machine for dispensing blended iced beverages is characterized by a cabinet for storing a plurality of supplies of beverage ingredients and a refrigeration system for chilling an interior of the cabinet to chill the beverage ingredient supplies. A duct extends between the cabinet interior and a remote point of delivery of the beverage ingredients and a tubing bundle extends from the supplies and through the duct to the delivery point to deliver beverage ingredients from the supplies to the delivery point. The interior of the duct is chilled to chill the tubing bundle and beverage ingredients in the tubing bundle, so that chilled beverage ingredients are always provided to the point of delivery, even when the machine is idle for an extended period of time. Various techniques are provided for chilling the interior of the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Comehus, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Anderson, Nikolay Popov, Shaji Kulangara Veettil, Neravati Sudhir Kumar, James E. Gooding, III, Santhosh Kumar
  • Patent number: 9080817
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a two-phase heat exchange device is provided. The method includes the steps of providing a container having an opening and a first wick structure disposed on the inner surface thereof, adding a predetermined material into the container, providing an cover and joining the cover with the container to construct a main body of the two-phase heat exchange device, wherein the cover seals the opening to form a closed space within the main body, and forming a second wick structure on the inner surface of the cover, wherein the first and second wick structures form a continuous structure covering the entire inner surface of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Min-Hui Yu, Chi-Feng Lin, Chin-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20150144300
    Abstract: A recirculating bath includes a main power input configured to receive an alternating current and a heating element that is selectively coupled to the main power input. The heating element is selectively coupled to the main power input in response to an activation signal having a duty cycle. The duty cycle of the activation signal is determined based on a voltage of the alternating current, with the duty cycle being reduced in response to an increase in the voltage of the alternating current. The heating element is thereby de-rated at higher alternating current voltages. A power unit coupled to the main power input provides direct current having a voltage independent of the alternating current voltage to portions of the recirculating bath, such as direct current motors coupled to a compressor and recirculating pump. The recirculating bath is thereby configured to operate with a range of alternating current voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Thermo Fisher Scientific (Asheville) LLC
    Inventors: John Loring Parker, Joseph Albert Stocker, Robert A. Given
  • Publication number: 20150144299
    Abstract: A vessel cup assembly 98 for receiving a chemical and/or biological reaction process vessel 200 containing reactants and processing the reaction therein includes a reaction vessel receiving portion 100, a heater portion 101, and a cooling portion 102, wherein the assembly is of integral construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Nelson Nazareth, David Edge, Antony Drtscoll
  • Publication number: 20150136356
    Abstract: A machine for drinking water adapted to instantly heat/cool the water for drinking, it includes: a main body provided with an operation panel and a water providing outlet, a water storage barrel, a pump for drawing the water, and a heating unit and/or a cooling unit, a user can thus operates the operation panel to render the water for drinking to be instantly heated or cooled and to flow out of the water providing outlet for being drunk instantly, the machine for drinking water of the present invention does not need to be provided with a heat preservation tank or a coolness preservation tank, but the user can get hot water or ice water instantly, this can largely reduce exhausted electric quantity and occupied space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Lian-Wei ZHOU
  • Patent number: 9035222
    Abstract: An actively heated mug, travel mug, baby bottle, water bottle or liquid container is provided. The mug, travel mug, baby bottle, water bottle or liquid container can include a body that receives a liquid therein and a heating or cooling system at least partially disposed in the body. The heating or cooling system can include one or more heating or cooling elements that heat a surface of the receiving portion of the body and one or more energy storage devices. The mug, travel mug, baby bottle, water bottle or liquid container can include a wireless power receiver that wirelessly receives power from a power source and control circuitry configured to charge one or more power storage elements and to control the delivery of electricity from the one or more power storage elements to the one or more heating or cooling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Oromo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Clayton Alexander
  • Publication number: 20150128632
    Abstract: A vehicular thermo-control device adjusts a temperature of a battery. The device has a primary system through which cooling water circulates, and a secondary system through which a refrigerant circulates. The primary system has a heat exchanger which performs heat exchange between the battery and the cooling water, and a heat exchanger which performs heat exchange between the cooling water and an ambient air. The secondary system is a refrigerating cycle. Both heat exchangers on a high temperature side and a low temperature side of the refrigerating cycle are thermally coupled with the primary system. Only one heat exchanger provides heat exchange with the ambient air. The pump of the primary system can switch circulating direction of the cooling water. A controller controls devices to perform cooling and heating operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kishita, Masayuki Takeuchi, Hideaki Okawa, Seiji Inoue, Nobuharu Kakehashi, Koji Miura
  • Publication number: 20150096322
    Abstract: A machine for the thermal treatment of liquid and semi-liquid food products comprises: at least two tanks (3A,3B) for containing respective products to be subjected to the thermal treatment, at least one dispenser (4) for dispensing the product contained in said tanks (3A,3B), at least one stirrer (5) mounted inside each tank (3A,3B) for mixing the product contained therein, thermal treatment means (6) operatively acting on the products contained in the containers (3A,3B); the machine (1) being characterized in that the thermal treatment means (6) comprise at least one circuit (7) for circulation of an operating fluid and at least two first heat exchangers (8A,8B) operating according to a thermodynamic cycle; each of the two first heat exchangers (8A,8B) being associated with a respective tank (3A,3B); said thermal treatment means (6) being configured in such a way as to implement at least one operating mode of removing heat from the respective tank (3A,3B) by means of one first heat exchanger (8A) and simult
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Patent number: 8997374
    Abstract: A drying furnace (20) for drying an object (11) by hot air is provided with a heater (36, 38, 43, 45) that applies radiant heat to a hard-heating region (35, 42) having a larger heat capacity than the other region (37, 44) in the object (11) so as to heat the hard-heating region (35, 42) to a temperature approximate to a temperature of the other region (37, 44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wataru Sato
  • Publication number: 20150084261
    Abstract: A flow path member includes a flow path which has an inlet and an outlet in a base made of ceramics, and a low resistance portion whose surface resistance is less than 1×107 ?/sq in at least a part of the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Keiichi Sekiguchi, Kazuhiko Fujio, Yuusaku Ishimine
  • Publication number: 20150053373
    Abstract: Thermal cycling devices are provided. In one embodiment, a thermal cycling device includes a packed tube comprising an inlet portion defining an inlet and an outlet portion defining an outlet. The packed tube is provided in a double coil arrangement, wherein the double coil arrangement causes radially neighboring turns of the packed tube to have opposing flow directions therethrough. The thermal cycling device further includes a cooling device disposed axially adjacent to the packed tube, and a heating device disposed axially adjacent to the packed tube opposite the cooling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Leung K. Heung, Henry T. Sessions, JR., Xin Xiao, Sharon H. Redd, David M. Immel
  • Publication number: 20150037018
    Abstract: A temperature control pin, and the device and the method for supporting a substrate in the ultraviolet (UV) solidifying alignment process are disclosed. The temperature control pins includes a supporting pin for supporting a substrate, a heater being arranged within the supporting pin and is close to a top of the supporting pin, and a cooling system. The heater is controlled by the temperature control system to heat up the supporting pin. The cooling system is controlled by the temperature control system to cool down the supporting pin, and cooperatively operates with the heater to dynamically adjust the temperature of the supporting pins. When being heated, the temperature of the temperature control pins is adjusted by the temperature control system, and the substrate is heated uniformly such that the “Pin Mura” phenomenon is reduced or decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Tao Song, Guodong Zhao, Ming Liu, Tao Ma
  • Publication number: 20150013937
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for recovering and reusing energy when processing materials with reactive fluids. More particularly, disclosed are methods and apparatuses for recovering and reusing energy from processes in which materials comprising polymers and/or oligomers are treated with a reactive fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Frederick John Moesler, Michel Adam Simard, Manuk Colakyan, Paul Anthony Neilson
  • Patent number: 8932050
    Abstract: A system for calcination of oil green coke has a rotating furnace and a rotating cooler, the furnace being serviced by boiler, a combustion chamber and a chimney. There is a feeding system defined by a first mat carrying the green coke into a silo and another mat transporter to feed the furnace. At the end of the silo there are two discharge breadths for the oil green coke, where each breadth has two drawer-like feeders for feeding the green coke onto the mat transporter and, from this to the inside of the rotating furnace through a fall set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Petrocoque S/A Indústria e Comércio
    Inventors: Edinaldo Pereira da Silva, Elcio Santana, Manuel Lind Gomes, Ivo Ribeiro da Rocha, Genivaldo Linhares Brandão
  • Publication number: 20140374059
    Abstract: Disclosed is a temperature control apparatus having a new structure capable of enhancing efficiency by reducing evaporation of a thermal medium at a high temperature and extending a life span of a heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: TECHEST CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Sil LEE, Jin Kwan WOO, Tae Young KIM
  • Patent number: 8901468
    Abstract: A heating system for hot water and conditioned air uses electromagnetic energy created by one or more magnetrons operated by high voltage transformers. The heating system includes oil cooled transformers and magnetrons. Using radiators in the form of heat exchangers, heat recovered from the transformers and magnetrons is dissipated directly into the path of the return air and the air handler blower. The magnetron heating system includes a coiled conduit sized to allow complete heating of the fluid flowing therethrough. The conduit has a conical shape to allow upper magnetrons to heat the outside of the conduit and lower magnetrons to heat the inside of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Vincent A. Bravo
  • Publication number: 20140317925
    Abstract: There is provided a heating device for use in the repair or production of a component of a wind power installation, in particular a rotor blade of a wind power installation. The heating device has a mat with at least one peripherally extending passage open to one side, and a vacuum tube in the at least one passage. The at least one peripherally extending passage divides the mat into a first and a second portion. A heating unit is provided in the region of the first portion. The air in the region of the first portion can be sucked away through the vacuum tube in the at least one passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Sven Muschke, Steffen Himsel, Uwe Rahmann
  • Publication number: 20140311706
    Abstract: A vapor chamber, comprising a lower shell and an upper shell, wherein at least one gas-tight and liquid-tight intermediate area is formed between lower shell and upper shell, in which area a fluid working medium is accommodated and a porous material that interacts with the fluid is arranged; the porous material is in contact, at least in some areas, with the upper shell and/or the lower shell, but does not completely fill the at least one intermediate area, forming at least one cavity-like vapor gap. The upper shell of the vapor chamber has on its top side a plurality of indentations which are distributed over the surface thereof, extend towards the lower shell and act as sample receptacles, into which samples to be temperature-controlled can be introduced from the top using the vapor chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Günter TENZLER, Christian GEORGE, Torsten BURDACK
  • Patent number: 8860424
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for highly accelerated life testing (HALT) of multi-junction solar cells according to a method that utilizes a high vacuum chamber, as well as lenses and windows transparent to broad spectrum solar radiation from typically a single source to house packaged solar chips and temperature monitoring and control means during testing, thereby allowing substantially greater control of environmental variables such as temperature, atmospheric composition, and light spectrum than is currently available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Solar Junction Corporation
    Inventors: Paul F. Lamarche, Brett Julian Chicotka
  • Publication number: 20140298899
    Abstract: A system for sampling drilling fluid to identify one or more species of interest within the drilling fluid includes a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger has a first fluid passage and a second fluid passage. Each fluid passage has an inlet and an outlet. In addition, the system includes a supply line coupled to the inlet of the first fluid passage. Further, the system includes a return line coupled to the outlet of the second fluid passage. Still further, the system includes a drilling fluid heater having an inlet coupled to the outlet of the first fluid passage and an outlet. The system also includes a drilling fluid degasser having an inlet coupled to the outlet of the heater, a first outlet coupled to an analyzer configured to identify the one or more species of interest, and a second outlet coupled to the inlet of the second fluid passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Neil Patrick Schexnaider, Matthew Hay Henderson
  • Publication number: 20140262199
    Abstract: A temperature control system includes a first temperature adjustment unit storing fluid at a first temperature; a second temperature adjustment unit storing fluid at a second temperature higher than the first temperature; a low-temperature flow path for passing fluid supplied from the first temperature adjustment unit; a high-temperature flow path for passing fluid supplied from the second temperature adjustment unit; a bypass flow path for circulating fluid; a combination flow path for passing fluid from the low-temperature flow path, the high-temperature flow path, and the bypass flow path merged at a merging part; a temperature adjustment part that passes fluid from the combination flow path and cools/heats a member of a semiconductor manufacturing device; and a control device that controls valve positions of variable valves attached to the three flow paths upstream of the merging part and adjusts the flow rate distribution ratio for the three flow paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: Tokyo Electron Limited, CKD Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kobayashi, Atsuhiko Tabuchi, Hideki Wakai, Kazutoshi Itoh, Yasuhisa Hirose, Keiichi Nishikawa, Takahiro Minatani
  • Publication number: 20140260361
    Abstract: An energy management system may include a refrigeration apparatus. Heat rejected from that apparatus may be used for heating elsewhere. There may be cooling loads which may be prone to frosting. A defrosting apparatus is provided. It is segregated from the coolant distribution array. Recaptured heat of the refrigeration apparatus may be used to defrost the cooling load heat exchangers, in an alternating or cycling mode, as may be. The apparatus may be electronically controlled. Ammonia may be used in a primary refrigeration vapour cycle system. The apparatus may also use a secondary cooling loop or system, linked to the primary system. The secondary system may be a distribution system. The secondary system may use CO2 as a heat transport medium. The coolant system may be an high pressure system, whereas the defrost system is a low pressure system. Separate circuits are provided for coolant and defrost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Benoit RODIER
  • Publication number: 20140231048
    Abstract: The heat exchanger comprises a cool conduit (2,3), a hot conduit (4) and a heat exchanging element (1) arranged between the cool conduit (2,3) and the hot conduit (4). The heat exchanger further comprises at least one further conduit (3,2) arranged next to the cool conduit (2,3) or to the hot conduit (4) on a same side of the heat exchanging element (1) as said respective cool or hot conduit. The further conduit is separated from the respective cool or hot conduit by a separator (5) comprising two separating elements (51,52) arranged at a distance to each other and forming a cavity (53) between the two separating elements (51,52). The separator restricts a fluid flow into or in the cavity (53) such as to limit a heat exchange between the further conduit (3,2) and the respective cool or hot conduit on the same side of the heat exchanging element (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Scambia Holdings Cyprus Limited
    Inventors: Yves De Vos, Freddy Wollants, Jean-Paul Hubert Janssens
  • Publication number: 20140221214
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device (1) for cooling an arrangement (2) using a cold head (3), with a thermal cooling of the unit (2) to be cooled by means of the thermosiphon principle. At the same time, heat is conducted via a mechanical heat bridge (5), which provides a direct thermal connection from the cold head (3) to the unit (2) to be cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Heinz Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140220397
    Abstract: A thermal transfer device for generating a thermal transfer between an energy store and a temperature-control panel for the temperature-control of the energy store. The thermal transfer device has a thermal insulation layer made of an unevenly distributed insulation material and a tolerance compensating layer made of a compressible material for compensating different material strengths of the thermal insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan HIRSCH, Caroline SCHMID, Matthias STRIPF, Achim WIEBELT
  • Publication number: 20140209276
    Abstract: A system includes a fuel source for providing a fuel, a first expansion valve formed in a first fuel line connected to the fuel source, for expanding the fuel, and a heat transfer device for delivering a heat transfer medium to the first expansion valve such that the heat transfer medium is cooled by contacting the first expansion valve. Another system includes a fuel source for providing a fuel, a first expansion valve formed in a first fuel line connected to the fuel source, for expanding the fuel, a heat exchanger connected via the first fuel line to the expansion valve, the heat exchanger being cooled by the expanded fuel, and a fan for blowing air over the heat exchanger such that the air is cooled by contacting the heat exchanger. Another system includes pneumatic or hydraulic operated system devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: NEXOVATION, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Sexton, John S. Hatcher