With Adjustor For Heat, Or Exchange Material, Flow Patents (Class 165/96)
  • Patent number: 11497140
    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: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TMGCORE, INC.
    Inventors: John David Enright, Jacob Mertel, Taylor Monnig, William Hadala
  • Patent number: 11480095
    Abstract: An oil temperature control assembly mounts on a vehicle's operating group fluidically connected to an oil circulation system and a cooling system. A heat exchanger has plate-shaped exchanger elements defining reciprocally alternate ducts through which oil and refrigerant fluid flow, and a support and oil control device. The support and oil control device has a plate-shaped base element including the oil inlet and outlet ducts having a first surface in contact and engageable by the heat exchanger and a second opposite surface. The support and oil control device includes a control group having a housing body projecting from the first surface next to the heat exchanger having a housing cavity fluidically connected to the inlet and outlet ducts and an exchanger duct and a valve member in the housing cavity including an obturator element and a control element which moves the obturator element according to oil operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UFI FILTERS S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giorgio Girondi
  • Patent number: 11441793
    Abstract: Provided is an air conditioner capable of improving heating performance in a cold region by reducing a refrigerant pressure loss in an outdoor heat exchanger in a heating operation. The air conditioner includes a compressor, an outdoor heat exchanger, an expansion device, and an indoor heat exchanger. The outdoor heat exchanger may include a plurality of unit channels into which a refrigerant channel is partitioned, and a separating device installed in each of the plurality of unit channels and configured to separate a liquid refrigerant component and a vapor refrigerant component in each of the plurality of unit channels in a heating operation. The air conditioner may further include a compressor suction channel connecting a heating-operation outlet of the outdoor heat exchanger and an inlet of the compressor, and a bypass pipe connecting the separating device and the compressor suction channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eunjun Cho, Kiwoong Park, Hyungyul Yum, Pilhyun Yoon
  • Patent number: 11371105
    Abstract: A smelting vessel includes a plurality of heat pipes (21) positioned in a refractory lining of at least a part of the hearth (9) for cooling at least a part of the refractory lining. At least one of the heat pipes includes (a) a liquid phase of a heat transfer fluid, typically water, in a lower section of the heat pipe and (b) a vapor phase of the heat transfer fluid, typically steam, in an upper section of the heat pipe. The heat pipe also includes a vent to allow vapour phase to escape from the heat pipe to reduce the pressure or the temperature within the heat pipe when the vapour pressure or the temperature in the heat pipe exceeds a predetermined threshold pressure or temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Jacques Pilote, Rodney James Dry
  • Patent number: 11306978
    Abstract: A grey water heat recovery apparatus has first and second passes in counter-flow orientation. The hot side is grey water. The cold side is fresh water. It extracts heat from the grey water. The fresh water is carried in tubing bundles in series immersed in grey water sumps in cylindrical plastic, mild steel, or stainless steel pipe. Both ends of the fresh water bundle assembly extend from the same upper end pipe closure, without a pressurized line wall penetration in the walls of the pipe. There is a non-electrically conductive barrier between the fresh water and grey water flow paths. The apparatus has a leak detection circuit and co-operable bypass valves. The tube bundle is wider at the top than at the bottom. The lower manifold has grey water passages between the centering ears. The entire assembly is enclosed in a unitary external housing with easily accessible connection fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: 2078095 Ontario Limited
    Inventors: Vicente Gil, John Gil, Camilo Gil, Adelino Ribeiro, David Ribeiro
  • Patent number: 11248519
    Abstract: A vehicle heating/cooling system has first and second fluid circulation loops for circulating engine coolant and automotive fluid. A first heat exchanger transfers heat from the coolant to air for the passenger compartment. A second heat exchanger transfers heat between the coolant and automotive fluid. A first valve has first and second inlets for receiving coolant from hot and cold coolant sources, and an outlet for discharging coolant to the second heat exchanger. A second valve has an inlet for receiving coolant from the first coolant source, and an outlet for discharging coolant to the first inlet of the first valve. The valve positions change with temperature of the coolant and the automotive fluid, providing preferential heating of the passenger compartment during cold start-up of the vehicle. The second heat exchanger and valves may be provided in a temperature control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dana Canada Corporation
    Inventors: Ihab Edward Gerges, Jeffrey O. Sheppard
  • Patent number: 11236955
    Abstract: An outlet manifold is provided and includes an outlet portion having first and second sides and an inlet portion to which the outlet portion is fluidly coupled. The inlet portion has first and second sides corresponding to the first and second sides of the outlet portion. Each of the first and second sides of the inlet portion includes one or more tubular members connectable with corresponding tube joints and a mixing chamber fluidly interposed between each of the one or more tubular members and the outlet portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: John D. Monacchio, Eric Chrabascz, Luke J. Mayo, John H. Whiton, Robert H. Dold, Christopher Adriaan van Oss, Usman Khan
  • Patent number: 11209214
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device includes two connected components and a flexible metal conduit. Each connected component is selected from a manifold, a quick connector, an evaporator, a condenser or a pump. The two connected components are in communication with each other through the flexible metal conduit. The use of the flexible metal conduit is effective to absorb the designing tolerance. In addition, the flexible metal conduit is recyclable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Chien-An Chen, Chien-Yu Chen, Tai-Wen Chen, Kuan-Cheng Lu
  • Patent number: 11105243
    Abstract: A housing has a heat exchange flow passage which branches from the main exhaust gas flow passage and converges to the main exhaust gas flow passage through the heat exchanger. The valve has a valve pipe constituting the main exhaust gas flow passage in the exhaust pipe and a valve body which rotates to contact a seat part downstream of the valve pipe in an exhaust gas flow direction such that the exhaust gas flows to the heat exchange flow passage. An out port of the heat exchange flow passage which converges to the main exhaust gas flow passage is disposed upstream of a downstream side distal end of the valve pipe in the exhaust gas flow direction, and the downstream side distal end of the valve pipe in the exhaust gas flow direction is disposed upstream of a downstream side distal end of the heat exchanger in the exhaust gas flow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Marelli Corporation
    Inventors: Shirou Nakajima, Mizuki Hayashida, Hiroaki Masubuchi, Tooru Hisanaga, Katsufumi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11073340
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for pool boiling includes introducing a fluid into a chamber of a housing which has one or more protruding features. One or more diverters extend at least partially across the one or more protruding features in the chamber. One or more bubbles are formed in the fluid in the chamber as a result of bubble nucleation. At least one of growth and motion of the one or more of the bubbles are diverted with the one or more diverters to generate additional localized motion of the fluid along at least one of the one or more protruding features and other surfaces in the chamber of the housing to at least of transfer additional heat to the liquid and increase the critical heal flux limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rochester Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Satish G. Kandlikar, Aranya Chauhan, Travis Emery, Arvind Jaikumar, Pruthvik Raghupathi
  • Patent number: 11073347
    Abstract: A shell-and-tube equipment comprises an inlet channel for a first fluid to be cooled, an outlet channel for the cooled first fluid, a plurality of tube-bundle tubes, at least a tube-sheet, a shell enclosing the tube-bundle tubes and a bypass system for controlling the outlet temperature of the cooled first fluid at a target value. The bypass system comprises a box installed inside the outlet channel. The box is provided with an opening or conduit, a regulating valve and a box tube-sheet. The box is further provided with bypass bayonet tubes. Each bayonet tube extends from the box tube-sheet to a point in between a first open end and a second open end of the tube-bundle tubes and is partially inserted into a corresponding tube-bundle tube, so as an annular gap in between each tube-bundle tube and the corresponding bayonet tube is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ALFA LAVAL OLMI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Manenti
  • Patent number: 11054152
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes a heat exchanger configured to exchange heat with air introduced into a housing and a blowing fan configured to blow the air which is heat-exchanged with the heat exchanger to outside of the housing. The air conditioner may control a first and a second doors configured to open or close a first and second blowing ports provided in the housing and a guide blade configured to control paths in the housing, so that the air conditioner may blow the air of various flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Sang Ki Cho, Ki Jun Kim, Dae Dong Kim, Chang Heon Lee, Moon Sun Shin, Young Lae Jo
  • Patent number: 10999952
    Abstract: A vapor chamber and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The vapor chamber includes a housing, a capillary structure, at least two liquid-filling and gas-discharging pipes and a working fluid; the housing has a bottom housing plate and a top housing plate correspondingly engaged and sealed with the bottom housing plate, and a single chamber is formed between the top housing plate and the bottom housing plate; the capillary structure is disposed in the single chamber; each of the liquid-filling and gas-discharging pipes is allowed to penetrate into the housing and communicate with the single chamber; and the working fluid is disposed in the single chamber. Accordingly, the working fluid can be evenly and widely distributed in the single chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chun-Hung Lin, Chien-Cheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10837680
    Abstract: A second flow path switching apparatus includes a first distribution apparatus configured to distribute refrigerant to a plurality of refrigerant paths in a first heat exchange portion, a second distribution apparatus configured to distribute refrigerant to the plurality of refrigerant paths in the first heat exchange portion and a second heat exchange portion, and a switch portion configured to switch connection of a refrigerant inlet of a first heat exchange apparatus to the first distribution apparatus or to the second distribution apparatus and switch whether refrigerant which flows out of a refrigerant outlet of the first heat exchange portion is allowed to pass through the second heat exchange portion or to merge with refrigerant which flows out of a refrigerant outlet of the second heat exchange portion in accordance with whether an order of circulation of the refrigerant is a first order (cooling) or a second order (heating).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Nishiyama, Kosuke Tanaka, Ryota Akaiwa
  • Patent number: 10837707
    Abstract: A side slit of a core plate of a heat exchanger reaches a sealing surface. The core plate has a rib which is formed on a bottom plate across a protruding portion. The rib communicates to a cavity above the sealing surface. An end slit formed on an end wall of the core plate reaches the sealing surface. A first joining tab is formed between two end slits. The first joining tab is joined to a second joining tab on a reinforce plate. The side slit and the rib enable deformation of the core plate. The end slit enables deformation of the first joining tab in a tilting manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Osamu Hakamata, Steven Maloney, Masaya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10816283
    Abstract: A heat exchanger is configured to perform heat exchange by boiling a liquid by heat transfer from a heat source to the liquid through a heat transfer member. In the heat exchanger, a first heat conduction region and a second heat conduction region are alternately provided in a form of stripes on a surface on a side that contacts the liquid such that the liquid boils via a heat transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Yuya Kusano, Seiji Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10788268
    Abstract: A once-through dry adiabatic cooler having an integrated factory installed air pre-cooler system that is mechanized to move from a shipping position to an operational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Evapco, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Byrne
  • Patent number: 10760560
    Abstract: A gas displacement assembly includes a storage container, a pump that pumps a pressurized gas material into the storage container, a cooling chamber that houses a coolant and cools the gas material to a cryogenic temperature, and a coolant line that transports coolant through the cooling chamber to cool the gas material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cryovation, LLC.
    Inventor: Nathan Boyd
  • Patent number: 10749323
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical junction box in which it is possible to prevent a switching element from catching fire. An electrical junction box according to one aspect of the present disclosure is an electrical junction box including: a circuit substrate on which a switching element is mounted on one side of the circuit substrate; and a housing member that houses the circuit substrate. The housing member further houses a thermally expandable expansion material member. When the temperature of the switching element is low, the expansion material member is spaced apart from the circuit substrate and the switching element, and is disposed at a position opposing the one side. When the temperature of the switching element is high, the switching element is embedded in the thermally expanded expansion material member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Haraguchi
  • Patent number: 10687882
    Abstract: A system and method of using a source of low-pressure refrigerant for a cryotherapy procedure. The system may generally include a fluid reservoir and a fluid flow path in thermal exchange with the fluid reservoir, the fluid flow path including a thermal exchange device in thermal exchange with the fluid reservoir, a compressor in fluid communication with the thermal exchange device, a condenser, a reversing valve located between the compressor and the condenser, and an expansion valve located between the condenser and the thermal exchange device. The method may include transferring a low-pressure refrigerant to a first fluid reservoir, reducing the temperature of the refrigerant within the first fluid reservoir, increasing the temperature of the refrigerant within the first fluid reservoir, and transferring the pressurized refrigerant from the first fluid reservoir to a second fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic CryoCath LP
    Inventors: Rachid Mahrouche, Eric Monger
  • Patent number: 10544999
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a device is disclosed comprising a macroscopic thermal body and an extraction structure that is electromagnetically-coupled to the thermal emitting area of the thermal body. The macroscopic thermal body having a thermal emitting area, and the extraction structure configured and arranged to facilitate emission from, or receipt to the thermal emitting area that exceeds a theoretical, Stefan-Boltzmann, emission limit for a blackbody having the same thermal emitting area as the thermal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Zongfu Yu, Nicholas Sergeant, Torbjorn Skauli, Gang Zhang, Hailiang Wang, Shanhui Fan
  • Patent number: 10457136
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a baffle for regulating air flow around an object. The baffle can be of unitary construction and can be made by a single shot injection molding process. The baffle can have an edge portion that is more flexible than the base portion. The baffle has also can have a base portion with a base portion thickness and an edge portion with an edge portion thickness that is less than the base portion thickness. A method of making a baffle by an injection molding process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GDC, Inc.
    Inventor: Suresh Ayyasamy
  • Patent number: 10408541
    Abstract: A hybrid wet/dry cooling tower and novel splash fill material are provided. In one embodiment, the cooling tower includes a wet cooling section having a draft fan disposed above the wet section for drawing air through the wet section to cool liquid traversing the wet section. The cooling tower also includes a dry cooling section disposed laterally adjacent the wet section and configured to enable the draft fan to draw air through the dry section. In another embodiment, the dry cooling section has one or more added draft fan(s) for drawing air through the dry section with or without operation of the draft fan disposed above the wet section. In other embodiments, different structures and configurations of plastic splash fill material are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Composite Cooling Solutions, L.P.
    Inventors: Jesse Q. Seawell, Toby Daley, James A. Bland
  • Patent number: 10375857
    Abstract: A pin fin heat sink includes a plurality of pin fins extending from a base plate, at least one of the plurality of pin fins defining a hollow portion therein. The heat sink also includes a phase change material sealed within the at least one pin fin to absorb transient thermal loads that the pin fin is subjected to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Scott R. Bouras
  • Patent number: 10319501
    Abstract: A chip resistor includes a resistive element, a pair of electrodes, and heat radiator plates. The resistive element is made of a plate-shaped metal. The pair of electrodes is formed on both ends of a first surface of the resistive element. The heat radiator plates are fastened to a second surface of the resistive element and are disposed spaced apart from each other via a gap therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Masaaki Itou
  • Patent number: 10309719
    Abstract: A compressed vaporous discharge stream is de-superheated in a de-superheater system. The de-superheater system comprises a de-superheater heat exchanger configured to bring at least a portion of the compressed vaporous discharge stream in indirect heat exchanging contact with an ambient stream. A de-superheater bypass line comprising an temperature-controlled valve is configured to selectively bypass the de-superheater heat exchanger. A combiner is configured downstream of the de-superheater heat exchanger for rejoining the bypass portion with the portion of the compressed vaporous discharge stream that has passed through the de-superheater heat exchanger. A mixer is configured downstream of said combiner, to receive and mix the rejoined stream, and discharge the rejoined stream into a de-superheater discharge conduit as a de-superheated stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Reza Shaied Shehdjiet Imamkhan, Bas Kessels
  • Patent number: 10266423
    Abstract: An ammonia stripper has an aerator and heat exchanger tubing in a tank. The aerator and coil are preferably attached to a frame to form a removable cassette. The cassette may also include a lid for the tank. The tank is preferably rectangular and optionally can be made with the dimensions of a standard shipping container. In a process, water flows through the tank while air bubbles are produced through the aerator. A heating medium such as water flows through the heat exchanger tubing. A gas containing ammonia is withdrawn from a headspace of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ANAERGIA INC.
    Inventors: Michael David Theodoulou, Sasha Rollings-Scattergood, Arman Ghandizadehdezfuli
  • Patent number: 10222095
    Abstract: A heat storage apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a casing, a heat storage material, and movable components. An internal space in the casing is partitioned into a plurality of spaces. The heat storage material is located in each of the plurality of spaces. At least one movable component is disposed in contact with the heat storage material in each of the plurality of spaces, and is capable of changing a position thereof relative to a position of the casing as time proceeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hironobu Machida, Motohiro Suzuki, Shinsuke Takeguchi, Kentaro Shii, Masaaki Nagai
  • Patent number: 10132568
    Abstract: An indirect dry cooling system suitable for steam condensing applications in a power plant Rankine cycle includes an air blast chiller having a plurality of interconnected modular cooler cells. Each cell includes a blower and tube bundle including inlet headers, outlet headers, and plurality of tubes extending between the headers. In one embodiment, the tube bundles form an A-frame cell construction being structurally self-supporting from a base. Each of the tubes may be finned. Cooling water circulating in a closed flow loop on the tube side between the air blast chiller and turbine steam condenser is cooled by ambient air blown through the tube bundles. The cooled water flows through a second tube bundle in the condenser which condenses steam. The heated cooling water returns through the air blast chiller to complete the cooling water cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Krishna P. Singh, Vytautas Vincas Maciunas, Indresh Rampall
  • Patent number: 10107845
    Abstract: A device for measuring an electric field in a conducting medium, including: two electrodes separated by a volume of an insulating material; a current measurement device; a voltage measurement device; and a switch enabling to alternately connect the current measurement device and the voltage measurement device between the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Mathieu Baicry, Matthieu Le Prado
  • Patent number: 9904246
    Abstract: A blowing tube is provided and includes: a passage portion and plural restriction portions. The passage portion includes an inlet passage portion including a first passage space, a first bent passage portion including a second passage space, and a second bent passage portion including a third passage space. One of the restriction portions includes a plate-shaped blocking portion and an air passage portion disposed between one end of the blocking portion and an inner wall surface on an inner side of the second passage space of the first bent passage portion in the bent direction of the second bent passage portion. A bar-shaped member is provided in the third passage space and present in an isolated manner along a longitudinal direction of an opening of the air passage portion of the restriction portion. The air flowing out through the air passage portion collides against the bar-shaped member and diverges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Kudo, Yasunori Momomura, Yuki Nagamori
  • Patent number: 9777952
    Abstract: A rotating active magnetic regenerator (AMR) device comprising two or more regenerator beds, a magnet arrangement and a valve arrangement. The valve arrangement comprises a plurality of valve elements arranged substantially immovably with respect to the regenerator beds along a rotational direction. A cam surface is arranged substantially immovably with respect to the magnet arrangement along the rotational direction, and comprises a plurality of cam elements arranged to cooperate with the valve elements in order to control opening degrees of the valve elements, in accordance with a relative position of the cam elements and the valve elements. Thereby the opening degree of each valve element is controlled in accordance with a relative angular position of the regenerator beds and the magnet arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
    Inventors: Dan Eriksen, Kurt Engelbrecht, Christian Bahl
  • Patent number: 9689294
    Abstract: A rotary exhaust heat recovery apparatus may include an exhaust gas pipe including a bypass path into which a high-temperature exhaust gas is introduced and bypassed and an extension part extending from a side of the bypass path in a semi-cylindrical shape to allow the exhaust gas to pass and a semi-cylindrical heat exchanger rotatably accommodated within the exhaust gas pipe, allowing heat exchange to be performed between the high-temperature exhaust gas supplied from the bypass path and a low-temperature coolant introduced through a coolant inlet, in which a side surface of the heat exchanger includes a diameter surface formed as a flat surface and an arc surface formed as a curved surface, and the diameter surface of the heat exchanger has a surface with a rotation axis of the heat exchanger as a reference thereof which is closed and another surface provided with exhaust gas inlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jong-Ho Seon, Ho-Chan An
  • Patent number: 9671180
    Abstract: A process analytic device includes an input to receive a sample of interest and an analytic detector operably coupled to receive the sample of interest. An analytic output is provided relative to the sample of interest. A plurality of heat pipes is thermally coupled to the analytic detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Rosemount Analytical, Inc
    Inventors: Steven S. Black, Edward J. Bailey, Leighton M. Fields
  • Patent number: 9644905
    Abstract: An exdributor valve of a heat exchanger includes a distributor to distribute single phase liquid refrigerant to cooling channels of the heat exchanger and a flow modulation device. The flow modulation device is interposed between the distributor and the cooling channels and is modulates an area through which the single phase liquid refrigerant is permitted to flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Rusich
  • Patent number: 9474188
    Abstract: Present thermal solutions to conduct heat from pluggable optical modules into heat sinks use a metal heat sink attached with a spring clip. The interface between the pluggable module and the heat sink is simple metal-on-metal contact, which is inherently a poor thermal interface and limits heat dissipation from the optical module. Heat dissipation from pluggable optical modules is enhanced by the application of thermally conductive fibers, such as an advanced carbon nanotube velvet. The solution improves heat dissipation while preserving the removable nature of the optical modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Lumentum Operations LLC
    Inventors: David Moore, Dean Flockton
  • Patent number: 9420800
    Abstract: An oven appliance includes a baking stone positioned within a housing at a bottom portion of a cooking chamber. A controller is in operative communication with an upper heating element array, a lower heating element array, a pair of upper temperature sensors and a pair lower temperature sensors. The controller is configured for independently operating each of a first zone of the upper heating element array, a second zone of the upper heating element array, a first zone of the lower heating element array and a second zone of the lower heating element array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Bernard Froelicher, Christopher James Adelmann
  • Patent number: 9395073
    Abstract: Disclosed are a cooling unit including a blowing device and a heat sink, and an illuminating apparatus including the cooling unit, in which the assembling workability is improved. The blowing device has a frame configured to rotatably support a blower. The heat sink has an accommodating portion. The blowing device is displaceable between a first position at which the blower is disposed outside the accommodating portion, and a second position at which the blower is accommodated in the accommodating portion by the frame pivotably supported outside the accommodating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryuho Sato
  • Patent number: 9297579
    Abstract: A passively cooled instrument protective housing has an internal heat exchanger, an external heat exchanger, and a storage tank for a cooling medium and disposed in a housing interior. A cooling unit having a cooling unit evaporator is disposed in the storage tank and in which a cooling unit coolant is evaporated with the use of heat from the storage tank cooling medium. A condenser or a liquefier is disposed outside the housing and in which the vaporous or gaseous cooling unit coolant emanating from the cooling unit evaporator is liquefied. A switching and/or shut-off device is provided, by which the cooling unit can be switched off and/or can be uncoupled from the passive cooling system formed by the internal and external heat exchangers and by the storage tank. In addition, a control and/or regulating device is provided, which same is operatively connected to the cooling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Martin Hess
  • Patent number: 9291752
    Abstract: Retroreflecting optical constructions are disclosed. A disclosed retroreflecting optical construction includes a retroreflecting layer that has a retroreflecting structured major surface, and an optical film that is disposed on the retroreflecting structured major surface of the retroreflecting layer. The optical film has an optical haze that is not less than about 30%. Substantial portions of each two neighboring major surfaces in the retroreflecting optical construction are in physical contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: William D. Coggio, John S Huizinga, Michael L. Steiner, Robert F. Watkins, Encai Hao, William B. Kolb, Peiwang Zhu, Michael Benton Free, Brant U. Kolb, Kui Chen-Ho, Paul E. Humpal, Scott M. Tapio, Kenneth L. Smith
  • Patent number: 9151549
    Abstract: A heat exchange system includes an electrode configured to electrostatically control a flow of a heated gas stream in the vicinity of a heat transfer surface and/or a heat-sensitive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ClearSign Combustion Corporation
    Inventors: David Goodson, Thomas S. Hartwick, Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Patent number: 9074518
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for a vehicle includes a heat radiating portion including first and second connecting lines formed alternately by stacking a plurality of plates, and receiving first and second operating fluids therethrough that heat-exchange with each other while circulating unmixed through the respective first and second connecting lines, a bifurcating portion connecting an inflow hole for flowing one of the first and second operating fluids with an exhaust hole for exhausting the one operating fluid to bypass the heat radiating portion according to a temperature of the one operating fluid, and a valve unit mounted at the inflow hole to selectively open one of the connecting lines by expansion and contraction of deformable material so as to flow the operating fluid selectively to the heat radiating portion or the bifurcating portion according to a temperature of the one operating fluid flowing into the inflow hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jae Yeon Kim, Wan Je Cho, Sangyong Rhee, Hae-Seong Choi, Yong Jeong Kim
  • Publication number: 20150146367
    Abstract: A heat dissipation system includes a number of condensers, an air distribution apparatus, a number of guiding pipes, and a controller. The air distribution apparatus includes a distribution box and a number of adjusting members. The distribution box defines an air inlet and a number of air outlets arranged along a lengthwise direction of the distribution box. The adjusting members are rotatably installed in the air outlets of the distribution box. The guiding pipe is connected between the condensers and the air inlet of the air distribution apparatus. The controller controls the adjusting members to rotate to change opening sizes of the air outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: SHIH-CHIEH CHEN
  • Patent number: 9038607
    Abstract: An air cooler line is provided. The air cooler lines includes a first air cooler having a plurality of air flow conduits, each of the air flow conduits including an inlet, and a first air flow deflector extending across peripheral portions of the inlets and fixedly coupled to the air flow conduits and a second air cooler having a plurality of air flow conduits, each of the air flow conduits including an inlet, and a second air flow deflector extending across peripheral portions of the inlets and fixedly coupled to the air flow conduits, the second air flow deflector differing in at least one of size and geometry than the first air flow deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kristofor Robert Norman, Shuya Shark Yamada, Jim Raymond Palm, John R. Ladd, Michael Thomas Kramer, Jim Tyler
  • Publication number: 20150138730
    Abstract: A heat receiving apparatus includes a heat receiver including: a case that is provided at its inside with a flow path through which a refrigerant flows, and that conducts heat from a heat-generating part arranged outside the case; and a valve that is capable of changing a cross sectional area of a part of the flow path in a state where the refrigerant flows through the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Jumpei KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20150129172
    Abstract: A heat transfer apparatus and related methods are provided. The heat transfer apparatus and related methods more precisely distribute fluid flow to meet heat removal needs in single-phase and/or a two-phase heat exchange systems by restricting fluid flow through one or more heat exchanger channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: David Zietlow, Steven Gutschlag, Timothy Swingler
  • Patent number: 9028766
    Abstract: A radial-flow plate heat exchanger (5) embedded in the catalytic bed of an isothermal chemical reactor (1) has heat exchange plates (10) comprising fluid passages (13) between a first metal sheet (20) and a second metal sheet (21) joined by perimeter weld seams (23) on a first surface (A) of the plate, a feeding channel (14) and a collecting channel (15) for the heat exchange fluid are formed with suitable metal sheets which are seam welded (25) directly to the opposite surface (B) of the plate, this structure allows the manufacturing of the plate (10) with an automated seam welding process, such as laser beam welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Casale SA
    Inventors: Enrico Rizzi, Ermanno Filippi, Mirco Tarozzo
  • Publication number: 20150122459
    Abstract: A heater transfer module including at least one heat exchanger. Each of the at least one heat exchangers includes at least one first conduit, including a first conduit outer surface, the at least one first conduit configured to allow a first liquid to flow therethrough, and at least one second conduit, including a second conduit outer surface, the at least one second conduit configured to allow a second liquid to flow therethrough. The at least one first conduit outer surface is coupled next to the at least one second conduit outer surface, using a method of joining metal parts using nonferrous filler metals, such that the longitudinal axes of each conduit are substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Derek Leman, Mark Shoemaker, Matthew Austin
  • Publication number: 20150114615
    Abstract: The present invention provides a temperature control system having adjacently-installed temperature equalizer and heat transfer fluid and application device thereof, in which one or more adjacently-installed temperature equalizer formed with a heat transferring adjacent surface is provided, a fluid channel thereof is utilized for allowing a heat transfer fluid to pass thereby enabling to perform temperature equalizing heat transfer with the external surface and/or the internal surface of an object (103) disposed to the adjacent surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Publication number: 20150114616
    Abstract: A heat dissipation system for cooling a cabinet server with an outlet and an inlet includes an outlet pipe connected to the outlet, an inlet pipe connected to the inlet, a pump apparatus located between the outlet pipe and the inlet pipe, a first heat dissipation apparatus, a second heat dissipation apparatus, and a valve. The first and second heat dissipation apparatus are connected between the outlet pipe and the pump apparatus in parallel. The first valve apparatus includes a first end connected to the outlet pipe, a second end connected to the first heat dissipation apparatus, and a third end connected to the second heat dissipation apparatus. The first end of the valve is operable to be connected to either the second end or the third end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: TAI-WEI LIN