Condenser, Evaporator Or Vaporizer Making Patents (Class 29/890.07)
  • Publication number: 20150144128
    Abstract: There is provided a nebulizer (2), comprising a first plate (20) configured to hold a transducer (14); a second plate (22) having an aperture therein, the first plate being positioned on a first side of the second plate such that the transducer is adjacent the aperture; and a third plate (24) configured to hold a mesh plate through which liquid can pass to form droplets, the third plate being positioned on a second side of the second plate opposite the first side such that the mesh plate (16) is adjacent the aperture, with the aperture, transducer and mesh plate forming a cavity for holding liquid to be nebulized. A method for manufacturing such a nebulizer is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Markus Hijlkema, Michael James Robbert Leppard
  • Patent number: 9009971
    Abstract: A method is provided for facilitating cooling of electronic components of an electronic system. The method includes: providing a housing at least partially surrounding and forming a compartment about the components, and providing an immersion-cooling fluid is disposed within the compartment, at least one component of the electronic system being at least partially non-immersed within the fluid in the compartment; providing a wicking film element physically coupled to a main surface of the at least one component and partially disposed within the fluid within the compartment; and securing, via a coupling element, the wicking film element in physical coupling to the main surface of the at least one component without the coupling element overlying the main surface of the component(s). As an enhancement, the wicking film element wraps over the component to physically couple to two opposite main sides of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Milnes P. David, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 8869879
    Abstract: An inside regular filler layer is disposed inside a pipe where heat is exchanged between an inside and an outside of a pipe wall so as to abut an inner peripheral surface of the pipe, and an outside regular filler layer is disposed outside the pipe so as to surround the pipe and closely contact an outer peripheral surface of the pipe. The outer peripheral surface of the pipe is subjected to close contact-promoting processing in order to enhance close contacting feature between the outer peripheral surface and the outside regular filler layer. The pipe/filler unit is used for the distillation section of an internal heat exchanging type distillation column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Kimura Chemical Plants Co., Ltd., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Toshinari Nakanishi, Kazumasa Aso, Kensuke Iuchi, Kinpei Horiuchi, Masaru Nakaiwa
  • Publication number: 20140306359
    Abstract: A fuel cell humidifier with a pleated separation layer between a wet side and a dry side is provided. The fuel cell humidifier includes an enclosure having a first inlet, first outlet, and a first gas flow region that allow flow of a first gas through the humidifier. The fuel cell humidifier also includes a second inlet and second outlet, and a second gas flow region that allow flow of a second gas through the humidifier. Characteristically, the first gas has a higher relative humidity than the second gas. A pleated diffusion medium separates the first flow region and the second flow region such that water from the first gas flows to the second gas thereby increasing the relative humidity of the second gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: William L. Martz
  • Publication number: 20140171728
    Abstract: An air humidifier (90) for generating humidified breathing air for a patient includes a boiling pot (92) for receiving a defined water volume (91). The air humidifier (90) has a partition (93), the partition having at least one perforation (97). The partition with perforation (93) is designed to be arranged above a water surface of the defined water volume in the boiling pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Draëger Medical GmbH
    Inventor: René CASPARY
  • Publication number: 20140157985
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing water vapor from a feed gas is provided that comprises a membrane housing, a membrane that divides a first pressure side and a second pressure side of the membrane housing, a feed gas inlet and outlet on the first pressure side, a sweep gas inlet and outlet on the second pressure side, a sweep gas flow regulator, and a pump. In some embodiments the feed gas can be at ambient pressure and a pressure drop across the membrane can be less than about 1 atm. In some embodiments the sweep gas can be a portion of the feed gas exiting the first pressure side. Some embodiments are part of air conditioning, drying, or water recovery systems. Additionally, some embodiments achieve dew points of less than 0° C. and dehumidification efficiencies of 200% to 600%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: University of Mississippi
    Inventors: Paul Scovazzo, Anthony J. Scovazzo
  • Patent number: 8739406
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a vapor condenser is provided which includes a three-dimensional folded structure which defines, at least in part, a set of coolant-carrying channels and a set of vapor condensing channels, with the coolant-carrying channels being interleaved with and extending parallel to the vapor condensing channels. The folded structure includes a thermally conductive sheet with multiple folds in the sheet. One side of the sheet is a vapor condensing surface, and the opposite side of the sheet is a coolant-cooled surface, with at least a portion of the coolant-cooled surface defining the coolant-carrying channels, and being in contact with coolant within the coolant-carrying channels. The vapor condenser further includes, in one embodiment, a top plate, and first and second end manifolds which are coupled to opposite ends of the folded structure and in fluid communication with the coolant-carrying channels to facilitate flow of coolant through the coolant-carrying channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Milnes P. David, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Publication number: 20140138065
    Abstract: An evaporator plate made of a metal plate having a plurality of shaped dimples thereon, the dimples each being defined by a pair of opposing pyramid shaped end faces and a pair of trapezoidal shaped left and right side faces adjoining the pair of pyramid shaped end faces. An evaporator assembly comprising first and second evaporator plates and tubing arranged in a serpentine path sandwiched therebetween, each plate including a plurality of parallel fins extending from a first surface, a pair of end flanges parallel to the fins, and a plurality of the shaped dimples. A tool for making the plate and a method of making the assembly are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Milliam Hotti, Tim Perry, Jim Kuo, Kevin Knatt
  • Publication number: 20140110087
    Abstract: A condenser in a gravity loop heat pipe heat sink and a method for producing the condenser are disclosed. The production method includes the following steps: squeezing a base material of a condenser to form a condenser substrate and several longitudinal channels of the condenser, where the longitudinal channels of the condenser are parallel to and thread through the condenser substrate; drilling holes at the two ends of the condenser substrate to form transverse channels of the condenser, where the transverse channels of the condenser are connected to the longitudinal channels of the condenser; and sealing ends of the longitudinal channels of the condenser and ends of the transverse channels of the condenser according to determined holes on the condenser that are connected to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongliang Chen, Bin Wang, Naier Meng
  • Publication number: 20140068942
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a vapor condenser is provided which includes a three-dimensional folded structure which defines, at least in part, a set of coolant-carrying channels and a set of vapor condensing channels, with the coolant-carrying channels being interleaved with and extending parallel to the vapor condensing channels. The folded structure includes a thermally conductive sheet with multiple folds in the sheet. One side of the sheet is a vapor condensing surface, and the opposite side of the sheet is a coolant-cooled surface, with at least a portion of the coolant-cooled surface defining the coolant-carrying channels, and being in contact with coolant within the coolant-carrying channels. The vapor condenser further includes, in one embodiment, a top plate, and first and second end manifolds which are coupled to opposite ends of the folded structure and in fluid communication with the coolant-carrying channels to facilitate flow of coolant through the coolant-carrying channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20140047854
    Abstract: Combination of a water cooled condenser, a cooling tower, a compressor and several controlling components to combine into one single unit of a compound condensing system makes it much more efficient in operation. Layer arrangement is constructed where reshuffled or rearrangement is possible to give similar outcome. This helps saving of electrical energy, prolonging the life of compressor, in addition to minimize global warming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Nopparat Thipchuwong, Malee Kriangkanont
  • Publication number: 20140048021
    Abstract: Methods for retrofitting vaporizers to have lances of a different cross sectional shape than lances previously installed in the vaporizers without having to carry out extensive modifications to manifolds that are attached to the lances or without using coupling tubes that transition from a first cross sectional shape to a second cross sectional shape. Plated lances for retrofitting a vaporizer. The plated lances include lances connected to a plate having an orifice configured so that fluid flows through the orifice into a lumen of the lance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Peerless Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Vaughn R. Watson, Russell T. Bryan
  • Publication number: 20130318790
    Abstract: A device recovers water from an ambient airstream. The device includes a chamber having a group of trays that hold respective amounts of liquid desiccant. A foam media element in each tray absorbs the desiccant to increase an exposed surface of the desiccant to the airstream. Fans and valves are used to control airflow through the device. A charge cycle circulates air through the device to remove water vapor from the airstream. A subsequent extraction cycle removes water collected in the liquid desiccant by a condenser communicating with the chamber. An integral heat exchanger adds heat to the chamber during the extraction cycle. A controller is used to integrate and control device operation. The desiccant trays may be selectively configurable in an array to best suit the intended installation. The trays may be arranged in column and row configurations, along with adjustable airflow patterns between each of the trays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Charles Becze, James Ball, David Blatt, Michael J. Flynn, Richard Teltz
  • Patent number: 8549920
    Abstract: An accelerometer has a substantially linear strain sensor with a transducer joined to the strain sensor. The transducer has a base that provides rigidity perpendicular to a preferred measurement direction. A plurality of outer flaps are joined to the base supporting the strain sensor. The outer flaps are capable of translating acceleration in the predefined direction to strain in the strain sensor. Two centermost flaps are positioned on either side of the center line of the transducer. Struts are joined between a lower portion of one the centermost flap and an uppermost portion of the nearest outer flap. The struts enhance strain by linking outer flap motion to the centermost flaps. Bridges are joined between each two adjacent outer flaps supporting the strain sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jason M. Maguire, Gregory H. Ames
  • Publication number: 20130212881
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing an evaporator with a cool storage function, a plurality of flat refrigerant flow tubes and a plurality of container forming assemblies are disposed such that a width direction of each of the plurality of flat refrigerant flow tubes and a width direction of each of the plurality of container forming assemblies coincide with a vertical direction. Peripheral edge portions of container forming plates are brazed together to prepare each of the cool storage material containers. The flat refrigerant flow tubes and the cool storage material containers are brazed together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: KEIHIN THERMAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: KEIHIN THERMAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130199460
    Abstract: A water heater comprises a tank, a cylinder coil section and a return-flow coil section. The cylinder coil section is in a heat transfer relationship with the tank and encircles a first portion of the tank. The return-flow coil section is in a heat transfer relationship with the tank and encircles a second portion of the tank. The cylinder coil section and the return-flow coil section are continuous over at least the first and second portions of the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Samuel Vincent DUPLESSIS, Mark MOTYKA, Jonathan D. NELSON, Gregory M. THOMAS, Craig TSAI
  • Publication number: 20120152499
    Abstract: The present application provides an evaporator. The evaporator may include a housing, a coil assembly mounted within the housing, and a replaceable fan module positioned within the housing. The replaceable fan module may include a fan mounted therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: HEATCRAFT, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Seccuro, Todd Collins, Subodh Sharma
  • Patent number: 8191259
    Abstract: Method for setting up a condensation plant, for which two tube bundles (2, 3) are placed on a roof-shaped preassembly frame (1) and connected to one another in a first area. The tube bundles (2, 3,), along with the base plates (5, 6) thereof which hold the heat-exchanger tubes, are placed in supports (10) at a roof ridge strut (11) of the preassembly frame (1) in such a way that the mutually facing longitudinal sides (12, 13) of the base plates (5, 6) can be welded together by means of a root seam, before the preassembled roof-shaped tube bundle delta (14) is lifted from the preassembly frame (1) and brought into the installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: GEA Energietechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz-Dieter Schabosky, Markus Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8151460
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for effective venting of a condenser of the type having an air removal section, wherein improved is reducing dissolved oxygen or other gases content in the condensate, reducing condensate and feed water side corrosion, reducing excess condenser pressure in the condenser, and/or improving the condenser heat transfer coefficient by eliminating or reducing zones that promote subcooling selected from an air bound or a stagnant zone. The method includes replacing one or more of water filled tubes within the air bound zone or the stagnant zone with one or more vent tubes in connection with a source for venting air or other gas from the air bound zone or the stagnant zone or recognizing the ineffectiveness of an ARS in the air bound zone and providing one or more vent tubes in connection with a source for venting said air bound zone or the stagnant zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Intek, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Harpster, Joseph W. Harpster
  • Publication number: 20120079846
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid receiver combined with a liquid separator for a refrigeration cycle and a manufacturing method thereof; and more particularly, to a liquid receiver combined with a liquid separator for a vapor-compression refrigeration cycle and a manufacturing method thereof, by which manpower and working hours are reduced and the defect rate is reduced, thereby improving the productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Kum Su Jin
  • Publication number: 20110314935
    Abstract: A multiaxial force/torque sensor assembly and method for assembling such a sensor assembly are disclosed. The sensor assembly includes a set of at least two sensors each being made of strain gauges, which are each arranged at a definite angle and distance relative to each other and which are each fixed to a transducer body, which is mechanical contact with a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board includes clearances for each strain gauge as well as associated electronic components and wiring located on the remaining area of the printed circuit board which will monitor compressive and tensile stresses in the measurement directions of the sensors. The method includes positioning the strain gauges on the plane measurement surface of a transducer body in a definite arrangement; fixing the strain gauges to the transducer body by means of adhesives, and connecting the strain gauges to respective conductors by means of electrically bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: ABB AG
    Inventors: Peter KRIPPNER, Paul Szasz, Manfred Wetzko, Torgny Brogardh
  • Publication number: 20110206865
    Abstract: A high temperature evaporator is made using an electrically insulating crucible and a heating element made of woven graphite fibers. The crucible is manufactured out of an electrically insulating block to the required shape, and channels are machined on the walls of the crucible. The woven graphite cord is threaded through the channels and is used as heating elements. Since the heating cords are made of woven graphite, they are very flexible and do not embrittle. They can be manufactured to various resistivity as needed, allowing for relatively inexpensive power supplies and low current power delivery. The cords are not fragile and do not break due to thermal shock or vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Arthur C. WALL, Terry Bluck
  • Publication number: 20110171383
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device comprising an evaporator; and a heat exchanger; the heat exchanger being in fluid communication with evaporator; evaporator comprising an outer casing; and an inner casing that is disposed within the outer casing; the inner casing contacting a plate; wherein the inner casing encloses a first conduit that is operative to introduce a carrier fluid into evaporator; and a second conduit that is operative to remove carrier fluid entrained with a precursor; wherein the outer casing is detachably attached to the plate; the plate contacting a first precursor conduit that is operative to introduce the precursor into evaporator from the heat exchanger; where the heat exchanger is disposed proximate to evaporator at a distance effective to maintain the precursor in evaporator at a substantially constant temperature when the ambient temperature around the heat exchanger and evaporator fluctuates by an amount of up to about ±35° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Egbert Woelk, Ronald L. DiCarlo, JR.
  • Patent number: 7900354
    Abstract: A complete refrigeration system (CRS) including at least one heat exchanger which is designed to occupy an irregular volume to reduce the overall profile of the CRS. The heat exchanger may be a condenser or an evaporator, and includes a substantially solid body made of a thermally conductive metal, plastic, or other material. A plurality of fluid and refrigerant passageways are defined substantially within the solid body for conducing fluid and refrigerant, respectively, through the solid body and facilitating the transfer of heat between the fluid and refrigerant. Also disclosed is a method wherein the spatial orientation of each passageway is optimized with respect to all of the other passageways and the walls of the solid body by determining the relative distance of each passageway from all of the other passageways and the walls of the solid body at a plurality of points along each passageway, followed by adjusting the spatial orientation of the passageway accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tecumseh Products Company
    Inventors: Dan M. Manole, Donald L. Coffey
  • Patent number: 7883670
    Abstract: New designs, methods and processes are described that in which laminated devices and configured in a style named the “ortho” style. To form a device in the ortho style, plates or sheets are machined to have apertures and then stacked together such that the apertures connect and fluid can flow through the device in a direction that is substantially parallel to the direction of sheet thickness. Various laminated devices and processes using them are also described. For example, devices in which non-rectangular microchannels conform around reaction chambers or other bodies that need to be heated or cooled, are described. Features that separate or trip boundary layer and enhance heat transfer are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Anna Lee Tonkovich, Gary Roberts, Sean P. Fitzgerald, Paul W Neagle, Dongming Qiu, Matthew Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20100322599
    Abstract: The embodiments described are directed to a vaporizer having a housing with a vaporizing chamber formed therein. A fine mesh conductive screen is disposed inside the vaporizing chamber for generation of heat through electrical resistance. The housing includes an aperture to the vaporizing chamber and an exhaust aperture for evacuating vapors by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Forrest Landry
  • Patent number: 7735224
    Abstract: Systems and methods of applying an ozone-depleting catalytic coating to an air stream component for producing a durable surface with optimal ozone depletion characteristics are provided. An air stream component having a surface with favorable adhesive properties or coatings is exposed to a concentration of ozone-depleting catalytic particles, wherein the receptive surface of the coated substrate binds the ozone-depleting catalytic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: JW Aluminum Company
    Inventor: Mark Thompson
  • Patent number: 7723845
    Abstract: The present invention is a MEMS-based two-phase LHP (loop heat pipe) and CPL (capillary pumped loop) using semiconductor grade silicon and microlithographic/anisotrophic etching techniques to achieve a planar configuration. The principal working material is silicon (and compatible borosilicate glass where necessary), particularly compatible with the cooling needs for electronic and computer chips and package cooling. The microloop heat pipes (?LHP™) utilize cutting edge microfabrication techniques. The device has no pump or moving parts, and is capable of moving heat at high power densities, using revolutionary coherent porous silicon (CPS) wicks. The CPS wicks minimize packaging thermal mismatch stress and improves strength-to-weight ratio. Also burst-through pressures can be controlled as the diameter of the coherent pores can be controlled on a sub-micron scale. The two phase planar operation provides extremely low specific thermal resistance (20-60 w/cm2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: University of Cincinnati
    Inventors: H. Thurman Henderson, Ahmed Shuja, Srinivas Parimi, Frank M. Gerner, Praveen Medis
  • Patent number: 7657986
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a condenser tube having a pre-determined tube length and multiple channels including the steps of forming an aperture in a flat strip of metal; moving the flat strip through a plurality of forming operations to fold into an enclosed tube containing channels, which channels include the aperture in their sides and bottoms; and severing the enclosed tube across the aperture to separate the enclosed tube into one condenser tube. The aperture eliminates the need for the channel sides to be severed, hence only the portion of the condenser tube enclosing the channels requires severing. Each pair of apertures is spaced from the next pair of apertures by the pre-determined tube length so that each sever produces one condensing tube of the pre-determined tube length with the apertures being divided into open notches. The invention also includes a heat exchanger utilizing the condenser tube with channel sides containing portions of the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Anders, Terry Joseph Hunt, John Stanley Rosen, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090178279
    Abstract: Method for setting up a condensation plant, for which two tube bundles (2, 3) are placed on a roof-shaped preassembly frame (1) and connected to one another in a first area. The tube bundles (2, 3,), along with the base plates (5, 6) thereof which hold the heat-exchanger tubes, are placed in supports (10) at a roof ridge strut (11) of the preassembly frame (1) in such a way that the mutually facing longitudinal sides (12, 13) of the base plates (5, 6) can be welded together by means of a root seam, before the preassembled roof-shaped tube bundle delta (14) is lifted from the preassembly frame (1) and brought into the installed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: GEA Energietechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz-Dieter Schabosky, Markus Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20080296410
    Abstract: There is provided an airless spray gun housing for an airless spray gun adapted to hydraulically atomize and spray paint wherein the spray gun housing includes a barrel portion and a handle portion, the spray gun housing being a unitary construction wherein the barrel portion and handle portion are integral with each other so that no joint or seam exists between the barrel portion and the handle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Danuta Helena Carey, Christopher Michael Walsh, John Michael Plocic, John Richard Crane
  • Patent number: 7454835
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a heat transfer device is described. The method includes: mortising a porous core into a first hollow tube; mortising a second hollow tube on the first hollow tube; covering a heat conductor on the first hollow tube; and connecting a connecting pipe to the first hollow tube and the second hollow tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Advanced Thermal Device Inc.
    Inventors: Bin-Juine Huang, Chern-Shi Lam, Chih-Hung Wang, Huan-Hsiang Huang, Yu-Yuan Yen
  • Publication number: 20080148569
    Abstract: The invention provides for a receiver tank for an automobile air conditioner condenser comprising: a first half having two openings for refrigerant inlet and outlet, a second half to be joined with the first half to form the receiver, at least one of the first or second half having means to join with the other half.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: SUBROS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ramesh K. Shah, A. S. Ravi Kumar, Nikhil Karwall
  • Publication number: 20080104991
    Abstract: An ice cube tray evaporator (10) includes a back plate (12) and a grid (14) of rectangular-shaped ice cube forming compartments (16) on the back plate (12). Each of the compartments (16) is defined by a back wall (18), and four side walls (20,22,24,26), with two of the side walls (20,22) being defined by parallel microchannel tube legs (28) spaced opposite from each other and the other two of the side walls (24,26) being defined by heat conductive strips (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Mark R. Hoehne, Mark W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080048054
    Abstract: A method and a device for tie atomization of a liquid by directing a jet of liquid onto a hot contact surface, in particular a deflecting surface, so that a part of the liquid is vaporized. The non-vaporized liquid is atomized into small droplets that form an aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf-Peter PETERS, Holger Holakovsky
  • Patent number: 7320178
    Abstract: A standoff for a cold plate and a cold plate using the standoff are characterized by a coil pack consisting of a plurality of individual fluid conveying tubes formed into a coil pack having a desired configuration and held in place by a plurality of retaining wires. The standoffs are slidably attached to the retaining wires and each comprises an elongate body that is triangular in cross-section, has a bottom end, an apex end opposite from the bottom end and a longitudinal bore toward the bottom end and through which a retaining wire extends. The standoffs are made of aluminum and are of sufficient size to maintain their structural integrity during a casting process in which the coil pack is placed in a mold and molten aluminum is poured around the coil pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: IMI Cornelius Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kirby, Jose L. Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Herrera Bucio
  • Patent number: 7251889
    Abstract: A method of making an evaporator includes orienting a vapor barrier wall, orienting a liquid barrier wall, and positioning a wick between the vapor barrier wall and the liquid barrier wall. The vapor barrier wall is oriented such that a heat-absorbing surface of the vapor barrier wall defines at least a portion of an exterior surface of the evaporator. The exterior surface is configured to receive heat. The liquid barrier wall is oriented adjacent the vapor barrier wall. The liquid barrier wall has a surface configured to confine liquid. A vapor removal channel is defined at an interface between the wick and the vapor barrier wall. A liquid flow channel is defined between the liquid barrier wall and the primary wick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Swales & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Kroliczek, James Seokgeun Yun, Michael Nikitkin, David A. Wolf, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6877224
    Abstract: A system to construct a manifold from an original material. A first progressive die implements a first set of stamping stages on the original material to generate a shaped material. A second die implements at least one of a second set of stamping stages on the shaped material to generate a finished manifold. The second die is physically separate from the first die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Newfield Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Nitta
  • Patent number: 6877336
    Abstract: In a receiver-drier including a cylindrical body and a lower cap sealing a lower end portion of the body, the body includes a filter support portion sectioning the body into upper and lower portions and having at least one inwardly protruding portion supporting an upper end portion of the filter accommodated in the lower portion of the body, at least one refrigerant inlet formed in the upper portion of the body, a coupling portion formed by inwardly pressing the body between the filter support portion and the lower end portion of the body so that an inner surface of the pressed body is coupled to the lower cap, and at least one refrigerant outlet disposed between the filter support portion and the coupling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Halla Climate Control Corporation
    Inventors: Sang Ok Lee, Eun Ki Min, Jin Hee Lee, Sun Ho Bae, Jun Young Shin, Hee Soo Yang, Jeong Chan Kang
  • Patent number: 6871399
    Abstract: In a fin forming step, fins of heat exchangers are formed into a connected state where the fins are connected to each other via a parting portion. In a fin attaching step, the fins in the connected state are temporarily attached to the respective heat exchangers. In a fin fixing step, an integrated heat exchanger in which the fins are temporarily attached is passed through a heating oven to braze the fins to the respective heat exchangers. In a fin separating step W4, the fins in the connected state of the respective heat exchangers are separated from each other in the parting portion. Therefore, each of the heat exchangers can independently perform a heat exchanging operation without being affected by heat conduction from the other heat exchanger via the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Iwasaki, Kazunori Namai, Hiroshi Chikuma
  • Publication number: 20040261266
    Abstract: A standoff for a cold plate and a cold plate using the standoff are characterized by a coil pack consisting of a plurality of individual fluid conveying tubes formed into a coil pack having a desired configuration and held in place by a plurality of retaining wires. The standoffs are slidably attached to the retaining wires and each comprises an elongate body that is triangular in cross-section, has a bottom end, an apex end opposite from the bottom end and a longitudinal bore toward the bottom end and through which a retaining wire extends. The standoffs are made of aluminum and are of sufficient size to maintain their structural integrity during a casting process in which the coil pack is placed in a mold and molten aluminum is poured around the coil pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kirby, Jose L. Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Herrera Bucio
  • Patent number: 6793014
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a heat transfer member comprises the step of subjecting a material to be worked, which is made of a metallic thin sheet, to a press forming utilizing a press-forming device to form a heat transfer member for a heat exchanger. The heat transfer member has on at least one portion thereof a heat transfer face that has opposite surfaces, which are to be come into contact with heat exchange fluids, respectively. The press-forming device comprises a pair of main molds for forming the heat transfer face on the material, which is to be conveyed in a single feeding direction, and two pairs of first auxiliary molds, which are disposed on upstream and downstream sides of the pair of main molds in the feeding direction of the material, so as to be exchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Xenesys, Inc.
    Inventor: Toyoaki Matsuzaki
  • Publication number: 20040134069
    Abstract: A system to construct a manifold from an original material. A first progressive die implements a first set of stamping stages on the original material to generate a shaped material. A second die implements at least one of a second set of stamping stages on the shaped material to generate a finished manifold. The second die is physically separate from the first die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: NEWFIELD TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Nitta
  • Publication number: 20040078974
    Abstract: The invention is a system and associated connection fitting for connecting a refrigerated line or air conditioning hose to the compressor unit or component on one end and the evaporator unit or component on the other end of a residential or commercial air conditioning or refrigeration system. The hose will be of a construction, which as well as having a relatively high bursting strength, will also not allow the refrigerant to permeate through the hose and escape into the outside environment. The associated connecting fitting allows the hose to be connected to the compressor/evaporator unit. The mounting surface of the fitting will allow it to either slide over or fit into the corresponding fitting on the compressor and/or evaporator unit. The opposite end, which shall connect to the hose assembly, will have flanges and “O” rings which when clamped will provide a secure connection as well as prevent loss of refrigeration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Michael H. St. James, Mark R. Holtman
  • Publication number: 20040069005
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling at least one fluid includes separable cold plate and dispenser units. The cold plate unit includes a coolant system, a fluid system and a metallic unit. The coolant system defines a cold plate portion and a tower portion. The cold plate portion of the coolant system has a primary inlet manifold and a primary outlet manifold, and the tower portion has a secondary inlet manifold and a secondary outlet manifold. The coolant system further includes a first plurality of coolant line segments connecting the primary and secondary inlet manifolds and a second plurality of coolant line segments connecting the secondary and primary outlet manifolds. The fluid system also defines a cold plate portion and a tower portion, the portions being in heat exchange relationship with the coolant system. The metallic unit includes unitary cold plate and tower portions which respectively incorporate the cold plate and tower portions of the coolant system and fluid system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin D. Kyees
  • Publication number: 20040007012
    Abstract: In a receiver-drier including a cylindrical body and a lower cap sealing a lower end portion of the body, the body includes a filter support portion sectioning the body into upper and lower portions and having at least one inwardly protruding portion supporting an upper end portion of the filter accommodated in the lower portion of the body, at least one refrigerant inlet formed in the upper portion of the body, a coupling portion formed by inwardly pressing the body between the filter support portion and the lower end portion of the body so that an inner surface of the pressed body is coupled to the lower cap, and at least one refrigerant outlet disposed between the filter support portion and the coupling portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Applicant: HALLA CLIMATE CONTROL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang Ok Lee, Eun Ki Min, Jin Hee Lee, Sun Ho Bae, Jun Young Shin, Hee Soo Yang, Jeong Chan Kang
  • Patent number: 6612367
    Abstract: A heat exchanger and method of making same includes a plate extending longitudinally. The heat exchanger also includes a plurality of apertures forming a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet extending through the plate. The heat exchanger further includes a mechanism forming a restriction to fluid flow through either one of the fluid inlet or the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramez S. Abdulnour, Kevin Bennett Wise
  • Patent number: 6370775
    Abstract: A method of making an evaporator and the resultant evaporator. The resultant evaporator comprises a continuous serpentine tube having an inlet and an outlet. The serpentine tube includes at least one column of parallel tube runs. Each tube run is defined by at least one reverse bend. The column of parallel tube runs has an overall length defined by the distance between the outermost tube runs. The evaporator further comprises a plurality of inner fins attached to the individual tubes. Each inner fin extends between two tube runs defined by opposite ends of a reverse bend. The inner fins have a length less than the overall length the column of tube runs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Scot Reagen, Jeff Sensmeier