With External Support Patents (Class 165/67)
  • Patent number: 11109477
    Abstract: A fastening mechanism for retaining a heat sink upon the CPU includes a fastening seat surrounding the connector, and a pair of fastening clips. The fastening seat includes four alignment posts at four corners, and the pair of fastening clips are attached at two corresponding diagonal corners. Each fastening clip includes a mounting section secured to the corresponding post, a latching section for temporarily holding the heat sink, and a resilient arm for upwardly urging the heat sink. Each alignment post is equipped with a screw nut and a coil spring so as to reinforce the downward pressing forces against the heat sink for assuring reliable connection between the CPU and the contacts of the electrical connector for better electrical transmission and intimate contact between the CPU and the heat sink for efficient heat dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Heng-Kang Wu, Gong-Cheng Liu, Fu-Jin Peng
  • Patent number: 11015881
    Abstract: A pipe heat exchanger for a baking oven has a plurality of heat exchanger pipe sections configured to guide a heat carrier fluid, the heat exchanger pipe sections being arranged adjacent to each other in an arrangement plane. A distance between adjacent pipe sections is smaller than a pipe diameter and greater than 1% of the pipe diameter. The result is a pipe heat exchanger, which allows a baking space to be heated efficiently and variably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Werner & Pfleiderer Industrielle Backtechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Speck
  • Patent number: 11013144
    Abstract: A two-phase liquid immersion cooling system is described in which heat generating computer components cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. Advantageously an absorption/desorption unit is employed having a carbon element and a controller configured to regulate the absorption unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TMGCore, LLC
    Inventors: John David Enright, Jacob Mertel, Taylor Monnig, William Hadala
  • Patent number: 11002464
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a bracket for stacking heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) units. The bracket includes a corner portion having a first raised section and an alignment protrusion that extends from the corner portion. The bracket also includes a first arm extending from the corner portion, where the first arm includes a second raised section at a first end of the first arm, and where a first strap recess is formed between the first raised section and the second raised section. The bracket further includes a second arm extending from the corner portion, where the second arm includes a third raised section at a second end of the second arm, and where a second strap recess is formed between the first raised section and the third raised section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Shridhar V. Vernekar, Siddappa R. Bidari, Bhushan C. Kadu, Ravindra B. Salunkhe, Satyajit P. Phadtare
  • Patent number: 10999954
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a roof mounted modular cooling unit (“RMC unit”) which is adapted for use above a unit IT structure being used to help form a data center. The RMC unit has a housing configured to be secured perpendicularly relative to a longitudinal axis of a frame of a modular unit IT structure. The housing has a cold air discharge compartment at one end thereof, overlaying a cold aisle formed within the unit IT structure, from which cold air from the modular cooling unit is discharged into the cold aisle, and a hot air intake compartment selectively located to overlay the hot aisle, into which hot air from the hot aisle is drawn. A width of the RMC unit is sufficient to substantially span a full width of the one of the equipment racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Vertiv Corporation
    Inventors: Denis Ran{hacek over (c)}ić, Zvonimir Janković, {hacek over (Z)}eljko Gjuranić, Karlo Bo{hacek over (Z)}o Raić
  • Patent number: 10995999
    Abstract: Cooling unit in which the first and second heat exchangers [13], [16] are suspended along one of their longitudinal edges respectively to one of the suspension pipes selected from first, second and third pipes, [10], [11], [12], and are capable of undergoing a substantially free elongation and/or expansion curvature below the level of the pipe suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Hamon Thermal Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Thierry Bultot, Romain Chevremont, David Gilet, Trung Luu, Pascal Malpoix, Olivier Philippart, Hanno Reuter
  • Patent number: 10939588
    Abstract: A data center includes a structure having a floor, walls and a roof, and a plurality of rows of equipment racks positioned within the structure. The rows of equipment racks are arranged parallel to one another, with the rows of equipment racks defining alternating hot aisles and cold aisles. Each hot aisle is contained within the structure and in fluid communication with a hot aisle return. Each cold aisle includes a plurality of ceiling panels to contain air in the cold aisle. Each ceiling panel is configured to extend between equipment racks of adjacent rows of equipment racks to define the cold aisle and/or configured to extend between equipment racks of a row of equipment racks and an aisle end wall to define the cold aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Rong Long, Kenneth Schaller
  • Patent number: 10875480
    Abstract: A bumper arrangement of a passenger car has an upper and a lower load path. A spring element is provided on the transverse support of the lower load path, which, in the event of a collision of a pedestrian with the passenger car, exerts an additional force on the lower leg of the pedestrian, so as to support the movement of the pedestrian in the direction of the front hood of the passenger car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Fichtinger, Martin Gross, Mazdak Novine, Tim Rudolph
  • Patent number: 10871329
    Abstract: The present invention provides wind guiding vane apparatus for mitigating a detrimental influence of cross winds flowing in the vicinity of an air-cooled condenser (ACC) and through one or more fans, positioned in lateral direction of the ACC, to which ambient air is directed and discharged to the atmosphere after cooling condenser tubes of the ACC, comprising one or more stationary wind guiding vanes positioned along at least a portion of an air flow streamline and below a plurality of condenser tubes of the ACC, wherein said one or more wind guiding vanes are configured to redirect air flow during windy conditions towards a portion of said plurality of condenser tubes and at least one of the fans at such an angle that significantly deviates from perpendicular, fairly horizontal inflow. The one or more wind guiding vanes are also suitable to maintain a nominal flow rate of air during quiescent wind conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ormat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Fiterman, Dvir Mendler
  • Patent number: 10862952
    Abstract: Migration techniques are described. In an example, a computing system sends instructions associated with operational computing hardware to a client device. The instructions are sent based on a client request for relocating the operational computing hardware from a client location. This hardware is configured to provide client compute operations and store client data. The computing system provisions a private network within a data center of a provider. Based on an arrival of the portable enclosure with the operational computing hardware from the client location to a provider location associated with the data center, the computing system establishes a network connection between the private network and the operational computing hardware stored in the portable enclosure. The computing system provides remote access to the operational computing hardware via the private network based at least in part on the network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Laird Lazier
  • Patent number: 10852068
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for a vehicle includes a heat exchange unit in which a plurality of plates are layered to alternately form a first flow channel and a second flow channel therein and heat exchange unit having one surface fixedly mounted in an expansion valve. First and second inflow holes are formed separately at both surfaces of the heat exchange unit and connected to the first flow channel and the second flow channel, respectively. First and second exhaust holes are formed separately in a diagonal direction of the first and second inflow holes at both surfaces of the heat exchange unit and connected to the first flow channel and the second flow channel, respectively. A noise reducer is integrally connected to the heat exchange unit at another surface of the heat exchange unit and reduces noise and vibration occurring when an operation fluid that is injected through the second inflow hole moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jae Yeon Kim, Ju Hoon Kim, Hyun Keun Shin
  • Patent number: 10816282
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a core section defining a plurality of first fluid channels and a plurality of second fluid channels. The heat exchanger also includes a header section defining a plurality of first fluid layers and a plurality of second fluid layers. The heat exchanger further includes a transition region located between the header section and the core section, the transition region fluidly coupling the plurality of first fluid layers to the first fluid channels, each of the first fluid layers routing a first fluid to a respective group of first fluid channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Turney, John H. Whiton, James Streeter
  • Patent number: 10777726
    Abstract: A thermoelectric conversion module includes a thermoelectric conversion element, a container, a heat storage material accommodated in the container, and a first heat transfer member thermally coupled to one side of the thermoelectric conversion element and thermally coupled to the heat storage material, wherein the first heat transfer member includes a portion made of a solid-solid phase transition system heat storage material having a thermal conductivity higher than a thermal conductivity of the heat storage material and having a transition temperature different from a transition temperature of the heat storage material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kanae Nakagawa, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10744276
    Abstract: A warming device, for warming infusion or transfusion fluids by an exothermic reaction of a reactive liquid. The device comprises a reaction chamber and a secondary chamber. The reaction chamber and the secondary chamber are aligned end on and are abutting. The reaction chamber contains a trigger and the secondary chamber contains the reactive liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FBE Pty Ltd
    Inventors: John Robson, Mark McEwen, Robin Woolford, David Roxby
  • Patent number: 10704494
    Abstract: A heat recovery structure includes a pipe portion, a heat exchanging portion and an actuator. The pipe portion is inclined such that a side face of the pipe portion faces a diagonally lower side, and is configured such that exhaust gas from an engine circulates through the pipe portion. The heat exchanging portion is configured to communicate with the pipe portion and to perform heat-exchange between a heat medium and the exhaust gas flowing into the heat exchanging portion from the pipe portion such that the exhaust gas thus subjected to the heat-exchange with the heat medium flows out to the pipe portion. The actuator is configured to operate a selector valve configured to switch between a state where the exhaust gas circulates through the pipe portion and a state where the exhaust gas circulates through the heat exchanging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Toshio Murata, Koji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10677531
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes plural flat tubes each having a flat cross section, and plural flat-tube U-bends each having a flat cross section and a U-shape in external appearance. Plural flat-tube columns each made up of the plural flat tubes installed in plural tiers in a set direction are arranged in a direction intersecting the set direction and in a staggered manner. Each of the plural flat-tube U-bends is placed in a pair of coupling portions of the plural flat tubes. Each of the pair of coupling portions is placed in one of a pair of the plural flat-tube columns. The plural flat-tube U-bends are twisted such that major axes of flat cross sections in both end portions of each of the plural flat-tube U-bends are oriented in the same directions as major axes of flat cross sections of the plural flat tubes connected to the both end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ryohei Kawabata, Tsukasa Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 10606326
    Abstract: An electronic device, immersed in a coolant filled in a cooling apparatus, and directly cooled, is configured to be housed in a housing part of the cooling apparatus, and includes a pair of substrate groups that includes a first circuit board having at least one processor and main memories mounted onto one surface of the board, coprocessors, each having a housing with a rectangular cross-section, and an electric connection terminal, and a connector for electric connection between the first circuit board and the coprocessors. When each of the electric connection terminals of the coprocessors is inserted into the connector, a distance between the one surface of the first circuit board and a housing bottom surface of each of the coprocessors is longer than a height of the processor and each height of the main memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: EXASCALER INC.
    Inventor: Motoaki Saito
  • Patent number: 10527363
    Abstract: A condenser includes a housing formed in a hollow shape and having a steam inlet and a condensate outlet, inlet water chambers and outlet water chambers provided at respective ends of the housing. A large number of heat-transfer tubes connect the inlet water chambers and the outlet water chambers to each other inside the housing. Cooling water flows in the heat-transfer tubes, and intake pipes and drainpipes are respectively coupled to the inlet water chambers and outlet water chambers via expansion joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Motoyuki Fujii, Mitsuru Uchiyama, Jun Manabe
  • Patent number: 10420251
    Abstract: An electronic device is immersed in a coolant in a cooling apparatus, and directly cooled. The electronic device is configured to be housed in housing parts of the cooling apparatus, and includes a metal board held with a pair of board retainers disposed in the housing part, storage units attached to a first surface of the metal board and a second surface opposite the first surface, and a backplane including connectors for electrically connecting the respective storage units, attached orthogonally to the first surface of the metal board, and the second surface opposite the first surface. The metal board includes a primary member including cuts in a width direction for fixing support plates that support the storage units to the primary member, and a secondary member includes pawls inserted into slits in the backplane, and fixed to the primary member. The support plates include holes for passage of the coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: EXASCALER INC.
    Inventor: Motoaki Saito
  • Patent number: 10365028
    Abstract: A vending machine includes a vending machine main body, an internal heat exchanger, an external heat exchanger made of aluminum, and a compressor. The vending machine further includes an attachment base made of a steel plate and disposed on the base such that the external heat exchanger and the compressor are provided on the attachment base, and a pair of right and left holding members made of synthetic resin and engaging with and fixing to the attachment base, each having an accommodation unit corresponding to an outer shape at two sides of a lower portion of the aluminum external heat exchanger. The pair of right and left holding members forms a gap between the aluminum external heat exchanger and the attachment base such that the two sides of the lower portion of the aluminum external heat exchanger are accommodated and held in the accommodation units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keisuke Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10330310
    Abstract: A method for installing a heat recovery steam generator (1) with a plurality of pre-assembled modules (10) includes arranging a pre-assembled module (10) at an installation site. The pre-assembled module (10) includes a functional unit of the heat recovery steam generator (1) housed in a casing structure (12). The casing structure (12) includes a top casing (12a), a bottom casing (12b) and a side casing (12c). An open side (15) is defined opposite to the side casing (12c). The module (10) is arranged horizontally at the installation site with the open side (15) facing downward and the side casing (12c) facing upward. The method includes attaching a structural steel (13) to the side casing (12c) in a horizontal position without lifting the module (10). The module (10) with the attached structural steel (13) is lifted to a vertical position and secured to a foundation (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Steve V. Torkildson, Marinus J. Van der Weiden
  • Patent number: 10295277
    Abstract: The present teachings provide for a bracket for a heat exchanger assembly including a first heat exchanger, a second heat exchanger, and a third heat exchanger. The bracket can include a first landing, a second landing, a bridge member and a retention member. The first landing can be configured to be fixedly coupled to the first heat exchanger. The second landing can define a first aperture that can be configured to receive a first fastener through the second landing. The bridge member can be fixedly coupled to the first and second landings. The retention member can be fixedly coupled to the second landing. The retention member and the second landing can define a slot that can be adapted to receive a portion of the second heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Derek Giordano
  • Patent number: 10220805
    Abstract: An attachment member may couple a radiator to a grille of an automotive vehicle. The attachment member may be easily fit into a complementary grille opening on the grille. The complementary shapes of the attachment member and the grille opening may limit movement of the attachment member relative to the grille in one or more directions. The attachment member may install from above the grille opening or horizontally slide into the grille opening. Engagement features on the attachment member may engage with surfaces of the grille opening to limit relative vertical movement. The attachment member may provide a first engagement with the grille at a first level and a second engagement with the radiator at a second level different than the first level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingher Fred Shen, Brandon W. Letcher, Brandon H. Hanna, Lenny D. Gotwalt, Chad B. Pierce, Robert D. Gray, Timothy B. Dutton
  • Patent number: 10212851
    Abstract: An air duct system is configured to be used with an air containment system that spans an aisle defined by rows of racks. The air duct system includes a plurality of ceiling panels supported by the air containment system, and a plurality of support curbs mounted on the ceiling panels. The plurality of support curbs is configured to support ductwork positioned on the support curbs, ductwork positioned on the plurality of support curbs. The air duct system further includes a plurality of panels secured to the support curbs to create a plenum underneath the ductwork. A kit providing an air duct system is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Barry Rimler, Steven Brown
  • Patent number: 10167768
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a core and a tank. The tank is equipped to a side of the core. The tank has a pocket, which is a space having an opening. The pocket is configured to receive a nut through the opening and to accommodate the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Wright, Michael Wojdyla, Michael Lacey
  • Patent number: 10136111
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wavelength converter including a rotating device, a substrate rotated by the rotating device, a wavelength conversion element provided on a first surface of the substrate, and a heat sink that is provided on a second surface facing away from the first surface and is a member different from the substrate. The heat sink includes a plurality of fins, and the substrate is formed of a light transmissive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Egawa
  • Patent number: 10132495
    Abstract: A method and a system for monitoring the mass changes of a heat exchanger bank of a steam boiler. The heat exchanger bank is supported by hanger rods and support beams to the frame beams of the steam boiler. In the method, the web plates of the support beams are provided with strain gages for measuring the changes in the strain state generated in the support beams by the mass of the heat exchanger bank. The system includes strain gages fixed to the web plates of the support beams for measuring the changes in the strain state generated in the support beam by the mass of the heat exchanger bank, data logging means for logging the measurement data and a computer or a corresponding calculation unit for processing the measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ANDRITZ OY
    Inventor: Ilkka Pollanen
  • Patent number: 10059293
    Abstract: A component positioning device including at least one resilient structure that centers the component. For example, a spring that acts between a grille and a grille opening to center the grille within a grille opening. The spring generating a reaction force sufficient to self-adjust the grille within the grille opening wherein opposing springs are deployed on either side of the grill with the springs exerting a force on and moving the grill until the force exerted by the opposing springs reaches equilibrium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Irfan Sharif, Joseph A Hickey, Michael Williams, Flondezi Godette, Michael Jon Gutowski, Robert T Babcock
  • Patent number: 10048012
    Abstract: A register for the indirect heat exchange between a utility fluid containing interfering components and a heat transfer fluid has at least one tube row with at least one flow channel with a small channel width and at least one flow channel with a large channel width. Additionally, in at least one tube row there is provided at least one flow channel with a narrow section defined by a small channel width as well as a wide section defined by a large channel width. The large channel width produces a large flow velocity of the utility fluid and the small channel width produces a small flow velocity of the utility fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Babcock Borsig Service GmbH
    Inventors: Rungpunth Panumma, Jiradet Kunno, Siegfried Broda, Ralf Broda, Wiratch Leksawangwong
  • Patent number: 10018423
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for cooling particulate matter from a high-temperature industrial process or warming material from a cryogenic process is disclosed. The heat exchanger comprises a structure comprising a rectangular frame, piping that is supported by the rectangular frame and completes at least one circumference around the rectangular frame, and a fan. The piping is supported to the frame on a series of moving supports. The piping comprises an inlet end and an outlet end, and the piping contains external cooling fins. The structure is sealed except for where the finned piping is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Martin Evans, Charles Radcliffe
  • Patent number: 9951994
    Abstract: A mechanical draft cooling tower employs air cooled condenser modules and operates by mechanical draft to exchange heat between atmospheric air and steam. The cooling tower utilizes a modular air cooled condenser with heat exchange deltas having tube bundles that are manufactured and assembled prior to being shipped to the tower site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Michel Vouche, Christophe Deleplanque, Fabien Fauconnier
  • Patent number: 9902254
    Abstract: A method according to the principles of the present disclosure includes fastening a body mount assembly to a frame of a vehicle, where the body mount assembly includes a radiator support bracket. The method further includes mounting a radiator assembly onto the radiator support bracket after fastening the body mount assembly to the frame, and fastening a body structure to the body mount assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Long, Kulbir S. Dhuga, Joseph S. Willis
  • Patent number: 9795061
    Abstract: The methods and apparatuses described herein is a data center. In one embodiment is described a data center comprising: a building having a plurality of rooms and first and second exterior load walls disposed on opposite sides of the building; a plurality of air handler and fluid cooler devices disposed exterior to the building along the first exterior load wall; a plurality of condenser unit devices disposed exterior to the building along the second exterior load wall; a data sector disposed inside the building, adjacent to the first exterior load wall; three separate UPS and substation distribution equipment rooms, each containing UPS and substation distribution equipment therein, as well as air conditioning equipment that is connected to certain of the plurality of condenser unit devices; and a power spine room disposed between the three separate UPS and substation distribution equipment rooms and the data sector, the power spine room including a plurality of PDU devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Switch, Ltd.
    Inventor: Rob Roy
  • Patent number: 9732779
    Abstract: An improved system for Mounting Heating Panels on to a wall without drilling holes on the wall, including at least one grooved vertical member to maintain a predetermined gap between a wall and a heating panel, the gap allowing natural convection of currents for heat transfer; a plurality of slots provided on an upper portion of the vertical member enabling insertion of the heating panel; a plurality of spacers fixed on the wall using adhesive; wherein the top portion of the panel has at least two fixing holes, and wherein the vertical stand and the upper portion of the panel are fixed to the wall via said plurality of spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HBN Agencies
    Inventor: Vangala Pattabhi
  • Patent number: 9736966
    Abstract: A heat sink structure includes a heat sink; a threaded heat sink base pocket within the heat sink; a module lid, where the module lid thermally interfaces with a die; a threaded exterior portion of the module lid; and a thread engagement between the threaded heat sink base pocket and the threaded exterior portion of the module lid, where the thread engagement mechanically couples the heat sink to the module lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Anderl, Bret P. Elison, Phillip V. Mann
  • Patent number: 9723762
    Abstract: A data center includes heat producing components and an air handling system that provides reduced relative humidity air to cool the heat producing components. The air handling system includes a thermal storage unit that removes thermal energy from incoming air under a given set of ambient air conditions and releases thermal energy into incoming air under another set of ambient air conditions. Under the given set of ambient air conditions, the thermal storage unit cools the incoming air and causes water vapor to condense out of the incoming air. Under the other set of ambient air conditions, the thermal storage unit releases thermal energy into the incoming air, thus heating the incoming air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, Osvaldo P. Morales
  • Patent number: 9648785
    Abstract: A computing rack airflow directing system includes upper and lower rails configured for releasable attachment to a computing rack, and a flexible curtain suspended between the upper and lower rails at upper and lower edges of the curtain, respectively. The curtain is movable along the rails from a retracted position proximate a first end of the rails to provide access to one or more equipment modules mounted in the computing rack to an extended position to form a plenum for directing an airflow between the equipment modules and an airflow port. The airflow port is formed at either the upper edge or the lower edge of the curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Nguyen, Joel S. Skoglund
  • Patent number: 9592728
    Abstract: A bushing mount for an in-vehicle component disposed on a vehicle body includes a support and an insertion portion. The support includes a support body defining a pin hole therein, and the insertion portion is connected to the support. The support body includes a contact surface that abuts the vehicle body when the insertion portion is inserted into an attachment hole formed in the vehicle body. The support supports, when a pin of the in-vehicle component is inserted into the pin hole, the in-vehicle component while being interposed between the vehicle body and the in-vehicle component. The support includes a removal portion that allows the pin to be removed out of the pin hole in a direction angled from a center axis of the pin hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Mickley, Justin Harris
  • Patent number: 9488419
    Abstract: A tube support in the form of a stake having at least one protrusion mounted on its longitudinal surface. The protrusion contacts adjoining tubes of a tube bundle and exerts a force tending to separate the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Amar Siri Wanni
  • Patent number: 9428883
    Abstract: Provided is a construction machine including an air cleaner and allowing the air cleaner to be easily installed with no enlargement of an installed space while surely avoiding the interference with other structure. The construction machine includes: an air cleaner; a pipe connected to an exhaust port of the air cleaner; a seat plate on which the air cleaner and the pipe are mounted to form a subassembly; and a device including an upper surface on which the subassembly is mounted to form a device-assembly. The subassembly is allowed to be displaced between a first position apart from a first structure and a second position close to the first structure and apart from a second structure and to be fixed at each of the positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ueda, Yae Tanbo
  • Patent number: 9403419
    Abstract: In a motor vehicle air conditioning system, comprising a housing, a fan and at least one heating device, the intention is for different heating devices to be able to be fastened to a housing in a technically simple manner with low production costs. This problem is solved in that the at least one heating device is fastened to the housing, in particular exclusively, by at least one adaptor cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Erich Litwing, Sascha Lindauer, Walter Wolf
  • Patent number: 9321345
    Abstract: An assembly is provided that includes a front end support frame and radiator support beam. The front end support frame has an end that defines an opening that extends between two facing walls across an inside wall of the tubular structure. The radiator support beam is assembled into the opening in the end of the front end support frame and is attached to the two facing walls. The front end support frame is a hydro-formed tube and the radiator support beam is an extruded part. The radiator support beam includes at least one internal reinforcement wall and an outside wall of the front end support frame is fastened with flow drilling screws to the internal reinforcement wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gerhard G. G. Lueschen, Dragan B. Stojkovic
  • Patent number: 9316449
    Abstract: A heat exchanger (such as a radiator) that provides for a consistent tank-to-header joint location. The tank generally includes at least two indentations and at least one isolator having a base at least partially disposed in one of the indentations and a coupler extending from the base for coupling the tank to at least one other component of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Richardson Cooling Packages, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Richardson, Brian Meier
  • Patent number: 9313928
    Abstract: A method is provided for containing cold air in a corridor created on the side of a computer cabinet. The method includes providing a base mountable on the computer cabinet, and providing a panel fastened to the base and moveable with respect to the base, the panel being suitable for separating the cold air in the corridor below the panel from the hot air above the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9281547
    Abstract: A modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. The thermal management system includes a battery module having a plurality of module ports for conducting heat exchange fluid to regulate temperature in a traction battery. The thermal management system also includes a manifold having a plurality of connector ports corresponding to the plurality of module. A retention feature is located on the manifold or the battery module for securing the manifold to the battery module to ensure the connector ports remain fluidly sealed to the module ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick Daniel Maguire, Bhaskara Boddakayala
  • Patent number: 9261011
    Abstract: In order to standardize the structure of a cooling module with and without a main radiator and thus to make a cooling module equally usable for motor vehicles with an internal combustion engine as well as with an electric motor and for hybrid vehicles it is provided to replace the bearing and holding function of a cooling component, in particular of the radiator unit flowed through by air and engine fluid of an internal combustion engine, by two adapter parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventor: Bjoern Keerl
  • Patent number: 9228778
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the low-temperature separation of air and comprises a main heat exchanger (6) having at least two heat-exchanger blocks, a distillation column system for nitrogen-oxygen separation (5) having at least one high-pressure column, a subcooling-counterflow heat exchanger (2), means for introducing feed air via the main heat exchanger (6) into the high-pressure column, means for introducing a liquid stream from the distillation column system into the subcooling-counterflow heat exchanger (2), and means for introducing a gas stream (16) from the distillation column system into the subcooling-counterflow heat exchanger (2). The main heat exchanger (6) and the subcooling-counterflow heat exchanger (2) are arranged in a first cold box (12), and the subcooling-counterflow heat exchanger (2) is suspended from the main heat exchanger (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Augustin Rampp
  • Patent number: 9146061
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a heat exchanger. The mounting bracket includes a heat exchanger engagement portion and a mounting portion. The heat exchanger engagement portion includes a retention member. The mounting portion extends from the heat exchanger engagement portion and is configured for fixedly mounting the mounting bracket. Cooperation between the retention member and the heat exchanger secures the heat exchanger to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Parker Farlow, Joshua Guerra, Sang Bae Park, Kazuo Tsuchihashi, Kentaro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150128880
    Abstract: An exchanger for a tank is described herein. The exchanger may be relied upon in a trailer tank, for example, or any other type of tank that stores fluid. The exchanger includes an inlet, a central fluid conduit, one or more exchanger extension arms having fluid apertures that direct fluid into a tank at various locations, and one or more supports that support the central fluid conduit and the exchanger extension arms. The fluid apertures may be positioned relatively evenly across the exchanger extension arms and/or the central conduit to direct fluid up or at various directions into the tank. Thus, fluid pumped into the inlet of the exchanger may flow through the central conduit, into the exchanger extension arms, and out through the fluid apertures at various locations into the tank. As such, heated fluid, for example, may be more evenly and quickly distributed into the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Hydra Heating Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20150129164
    Abstract: A heat exchanger module adapted for being mounted directly to the outer surface of the housing of an automobile system component, such as a transmission or engine housing, is provided. The heat exchanger module comprises a heat exchanger fixedly attached to an adapter module. The adapter module contains one of more fluid transfer channels, interface connectors, seals and mounting holes for screws and/or bolts. In one exemplary embodiment, the adapter module is comprised of an adapter plate that is sealed with one or more shim plates, the shim plates also providing a brazing surface for brazing the adapter module directly to the heat exchanger, the heat exchanger therefore being attached to the adapter module without the use of a base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Bernhard Ollier