With Heating, Cooling Or Heat Exchange Means Patents (Class 312/236)
  • Patent number: 11211093
    Abstract: An enclosure configured to at least partially surround at least one access opening that permits access to an interior of a data storage library, wherein the enclosure includes at least one side surface configured to surround the at least one access opening to form a chamber and to permit access to the interior of the data storage library. The enclosure also includes at least one access opening in the at least one side surface to permit access to an interior of the chamber, wherein the enclosure is configured to selectively acclimate the chamber between environmental conditions exterior of the enclosure and environmental conditions of the interior of the data storage library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jose G. Miranda Gavillan, Brian G. Goodman, Kenny Nian Gan Qiu
  • Patent number: 11077396
    Abstract: A ventilating device including: a frame provided with an air inlet and an air outlet, an air blowing unit for directing air, a control circuit board for controlling the air blowing unit, an operation switch for adjusting a rotating speed of the air blowing unit, and a circuit board box for accommodating the control circuit board. The circuit board box includes: a first accommodating portion in which the operation switch is housed and a second accommodating portion in which the control circuit board is housed. The first accommodating portion includes: a first opening that functions as an operation port; and a panel for covering the first opening. The frame is provided with a second opening opposite to the first opening. The panel is exposed from the second opening to exterior of the frame. A sealing portion is provided around the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Decong Yang, Guofeng Pang, Runxin Chen, Naoyuki Funada
  • Patent number: 11058025
    Abstract: A two-stage modular server chassis structure includes a first chassis and a second chassis. A first assembling portion and a second assembling portion are disposed at the front of the first chassis, a first relative assembling portion and a second relative assembling portion of the second assembling portion corresponding to the two first assembling portions are disposed at the rear of the second chassis for connecting and fixing the two first assembling portions and the two first relative assembling portions, and the second assembling portion and the second relative assembling portion, so that the first chassis and the second chassis are integrally formed as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: POLINKE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Lin Cheng
  • Patent number: 11047593
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a housing system for a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit includes a rigid shell. The rigid shell includes a top panel, a front panel, and a rear panel. The HVAC unit also includes a bottom panel configured to be disposed within a first portion of a bottom plane of the HVAC unit, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The first side panel and the second side panel are each configured to be disposed within respective side planes of the HVAC unit and are each configured to be disposed within respective second portions of the bottom plane. The housing system is configured to be internally accessed through the respective side planes. Internal access of the housing system through either of the respective side planes is provided at least partially by rotation of the first side panel and/or the second side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Angus B. Latham
  • Patent number: 10986951
    Abstract: A delivery retrieval station, as provided herein, may include a delivery base and a destination container. The delivery base may include a receiving platform and a conditioning assembly in thermal communication with the receiving platform. The conditioning assembly may be disposed within a mechanical compartment beneath the receiving platform. The destination container may be selectively mounted to the base station. The destination container may include a base wall and sidewall defining a storage chamber. The base wall may be selectively supported on the receiving platform in a delivered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Mitchell, Vineeth Vijayan, Matthew Hunter
  • Patent number: 10894711
    Abstract: Filler devices having an enclosure sub-assembly are provided herein. Filler devices may include at least one of a reservoir and at least one working valve for dispensing the product into a container. Enclosure sub-assemblies may include an enclosure frame, an enclosure member, at least one hinge, and at least one magnetic latch assembly, wherein the at least one magnetic latch assembly comprises a body having a magnet associated therewith, and wherein the at least one magnetic latch assembly is fixedly secured to one of the enclosure frame or the enclosure member upon displacement of the enclosure member from a closed position to an open position, and releasably, magnetically secured to the other of the enclosure frame or the enclosure member upon displacement of the enclosure member from a closed position to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FOGG FILLER COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Fogg
  • Patent number: 10890370
    Abstract: A cooling device, particularly a domestic refrigerator, includes a storage space defined by a body and by a door. An air channel is formed within a space that is at least partially filled with insulating or isolation material between an inner wall of the storage space and an outer wall of the cooling device. At least one opening is provided in the inner wall and is open to the air channel. A baffle is positioned completely within the air channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Dogukan Cetinyol, Bilal Cinici, Tanzer Yildizgoecer
  • Patent number: 10850757
    Abstract: An apparatus may include an enclosure portion having a width, a depth, and a height, wherein the enclosure portion has a footprint defined by the width and the depth, and wherein the enclosure portion includes a plurality of mounting features that are configured to receive information handling systems along a direction corresponding to the depth. The apparatus may further include a base portion disposed below the enclosure portion and coupled to the enclosure portion. The apparatus may yet further include a plurality of casters coupled to the base portion and mounted in respective positions that are laterally displaced from the base portion such that the positions are outside the footprint of the enclosure portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: James Don Curlee, Steven Embleton, Joshua Scott Keup, Ben John Sy
  • Patent number: 10849249
    Abstract: An expandable electronics storage chassis includes a base electronics storage tray and an expansion electronics storage tray. The base electronics storage tray has a first end and a second end. The first end includes a first base edge and a first pair of side edges that define a first opening. The expansion electronics storage tray has a third end and a fourth end. The third end includes a second base edge and a second pair of side edges that define a second opening. The fourth end includes a third base edge and a third pair of side edges that define a third opening. When assembled, the second end of the expansion electronics storage tray overlaps and is coupleable to the first end of the base electronics storage tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Kenny Huy Pham
  • Patent number: 10841246
    Abstract: A network device is provided. The device includes a housing and a switch card, mounted within the housing and having one or more connectors. A plurality of line cards are oriented parallel to each other and orthogonal to the switch card and assembled to the one or more connectors of the switch card. The switch card has a chip, with a plurality of switches or routing paths, and the switch card and the chip couple to the plurality of line cards through the one or more connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ARISTA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Andreas V. Bechtolsheim, Richard Hibbs, Jiayi Wu, Warren Meggitt, Robert Wilcox, Alex Rose
  • Patent number: 10787182
    Abstract: An open part that has an opening surface that is perpendicular to the horizontal direction is formed in a housing of a vehicle control device. An interior of the housing is divided into a first space including the open part and a second space by a partitioning member, a main surface thereof having a hole formed therein and opposing the opening surface. The semiconductor cooling unit is housed in the first space. The semiconductor cooling unit is detachably attached in a direction in which the opening surface and the partitioning member oppose each other. An engaging member arranged on the cover of the semiconductor cooling unit engages a guide arranged on the housing, and the guide supports weight of the semiconductor cooling unit. A heat sink is provided on a base plate and forms a vertically-directed flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu Takabayashi
  • Patent number: 10791647
    Abstract: A liquid immersion cooling systems can include an immersion tank for housing cooling liquid, and a carrier tray. The carrier tray can include a mounting mechanism to attach one or more electronic components to the carrier tray, one or more handles, and one or more extendable sliders, each having a first connection to the carrier tray and a second connection to the immersion tank. The immersion tank can have an opening that faces upward. In a first position of the one or more extendable sliders, the carrier tray is within the immersion tank, and in a second position of the one or more extendable sliders, the carrier tray is vertically lifted out of the opening of the immersion tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Harold Miyamura, Tianyi Gao
  • Patent number: 10788128
    Abstract: An appliance includes an outer wrapper, an inner liner, a trim breaker having a channel that receives at least one of a wrapper edge of the outer wrapper and a liner edge of the inner liner and a composite encapsulation system including a base elastic adhesive and an outer barrier coating. The base elastic adhesive and the outer barrier coating define a structural adhesive that hermetically seals an insulation cavity defined between the outer wrapper and the inner liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Lakshya J. Deka, Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 10772458
    Abstract: A rollable beverage brewing assembly for brewing hot beverages at any location and charging electronic devices includes a housing, a control circuit being coupled to the housing and a plurality of rollers that are each rotatably coupled to the housing for rolling along a support surface. A handle is slidably coupled to the housing for rolling the housing on the rollers for transporting the housing. A brewer is positioned in the housing for brewing a hot beverage such as coffee or tea and the brewer is electrically coupled to the control circuit. A charging unit is coupled to the housing and a plurality of electronic devices may be electrically coupled thereto for charging the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Willie Lawrence, Randy Aiken
  • Patent number: 10779435
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a rear node that includes an airflow control device a thermal manager. The thermal manager identifies a front node mating event between the rear node and a front node; in response to the front node mating event: obtains front node airflow characteristics for the front node; determines an airflow rate using, at least in part, the front node airflow characteristics; and sets an operating point of the airflow control device based on the airflow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, William Kenneth Coxe, III
  • Patent number: 10753351
    Abstract: The present application provides an air inflation device and a tire repair machine comprising the air inflating device. The air inflating device comprises a housing (1), a compressor device (2) including a compressor main body (21), and an outlet nozzle (22) that is connected to the compressor main body (2) as a compressed air discharge opening; the compressor device (2) is stored in the housing (1), and the housing (1) is divided into a second chamber (11) and a third chamber (12) by the compressor device (2); a fan (212) and the outlet nozzle (22) are located in the second chamber (11). The air inflating device and the tire repair machine of the present application have a simple structure and a strong practicality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ACTIVE TOOLS INTERNATIONAL (HK) LTD.
    Inventor: David Ying Chi Hong
  • Patent number: 10709039
    Abstract: A data processing equipment structure includes a plurality of sidewalls and a ceiling panel, which, together, define an enclosed space. The structure further includes at least one equipment enclosure and at least one cooling unit arranged in side-to-side relationship in a row within the enclosed space. At least one separation panel divides the enclosed space into a front plenum at a front side of the row and a rear plenum at a rear side of the row. Cool air in the front plenum is isolated from heated exhaust air in the rear plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis North, Steven Bornfield, Samuel Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10697692
    Abstract: For the purpose of improving efficiency, a home appliance device, in particular a home chiller appliance device, is proposed. The device includes at least one panel for at least partly covering an opening of a machine compartment; and a connection unit for connecting the panel; the panel comprising at least one panel module which has at least one fin, at least one first fin mounting element and at least one second fin mounting element for mounting the at least one fin, the connection unit comprising at least one connection element for connecting the at least one panel module, and wherein the connection element is movable with respect to the first fin mounting element and the second fin mounting element in a lengthwise direction of the panel in at least one pre-assembled state of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Yigit Akalan, Ziya Arslankiray, Mehmet Ciyanoglu, Lars Dinter, Emre Emek, Ercan Engin, Hueseyin Sen, Tanzer Yildizgoecer
  • Patent number: 10647431
    Abstract: A galley cart system employs a housing with a door coupled to the housing, the door configured to be moved between a closed position and an open position. A vent plate in the housing communicates between a first compartment and a second compartment. A valve plate adjacent the vent plate is movable from a venting position when the door is in the closed position to a blocking position when the door is in the open position thereby preventing flow communication between the first and second compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bryce A. Vandyke, Marcus K. Richardson, Chao-Hsin Lin
  • Patent number: 10653040
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus for a server chassis. A position of the apparatus changes the airflow in the server chassis. The apparatus can be adjacent to a slot in the server chassis. The apparatus adjusts among a plurality of positions based on a height of the slot and/or a size of a computer component received at the slot. The apparatus includes a base portion and an arm. The base portion can couple with a wall of the chassis body, and the arm can include a plurality of moveable segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Te Wang, Shuo-Ting Jian, Samuel Chatelier, Yi-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 10583982
    Abstract: A shelf transport system comprising a shelf transport vehicle transporting a shelf having shelf legs, the shelf transport vehicle comprising: a distance sensor measuring a distance to an obstacle; a shelf leg candidate detection module detecting shelf leg candidates, which are candidates for the shelf legs; a shelf arrangement candidate calculation module calculating shelf arrangement candidates, in each of which the shelf is virtually arranged on the shelf leg candidates; an excess/deficiency calculation module calculating, for each of the shelf arrangement candidates, the excessive and the deficient number of shelf leg candidates; a shelf arrangement determination module determining a shelf arrangement from among the shelf arrangement candidates based on the excessive and the deficient number of shelf leg candidates; and a movement destination determination module determining a shelf to which the shelf transport vehicle is to be moved based on the shelf arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Kimura, Fumiko Beniyama, Keisuke Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10582648
    Abstract: A power converter includes a component compartment in which heat-generating components are housed, a duct for exhausting heat generated by the heat-generating components away from the component compartment, and a partition arranged between the component compartment and the duct in order to divide apart the component compartment and the duct. Outlets having sizes corresponding to the amounts of heat generated by the heat-generating components are formed in the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomo Kurozaki, Keita Koshii
  • Patent number: 10528014
    Abstract: Apparatus for transforming the air exchange load of a higher air exchange rate space into the air exchange load of a lower air exchange rate space, including: a housing; an air inlet and at least one air outlet formed in the housing; a passageway extending through the housing and connecting the air inlet to the at least one air outlet; a circulation fan disposed in the passageway so as to draw the air of the higher air exchange rate space into the air inlet, through the passageway, and return that air to the higher air exchange rate space through the at least one air outlet; and a filter disposed in the passageway for purging substances from the air passing through the passageway, whereby to transform the air exchange load of a higher air exchange rate space into the air exchange load of a lower air exchange rate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FIPAK Research And Development Company
    Inventors: Stephan Hauville, Antoine Hauville
  • Patent number: 10476352
    Abstract: A housing configuration for an electric machine includes a housing having a stator receiving region with a wall. A stator is disposed in the stator receiving region of the housing and a sleeve is pushed onto the stator. A cooling jacket surrounds the stator for liquid cooling of the stator. The cooling jacket has a radially outer cooling-jacket surface and a radially inner cooling-jacket surface with a gap between the radially outer cooling-jacket surface and the radially inner cooling-jacket surface. The wall of the stator receiving region forms the radially outer cooling-jacket surface of the cooling jacket. The sleeve forms the radially inner cooling-jacket surface of the cooling jacket. Bilaterally acting seal carriers are inserted into the gap between the radially outer cooling-jacket surface and the radially inner cooling-jacket surface. The bilaterally acting seal carriers provide an axial sealing of the cooling jacket. An electric machine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Braun, Christine Wohlfeld, Patric Knorr
  • Patent number: 10458673
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes a discharge blade configured to move between a guide position at which a direction of air blown from a blower fan and discharged to an outlet is controlled, and a closing position at which the outlet is closed, wherein the discharge blade includes a plurality of blade holes through which the air is discharged through the discharge blade at the closing position, wherein the discharge blade moves between the guide position and the closing position and controls an air flow from the blower fan to a discharge plate or the outlet. Through this configuration, an air flow discharged to the outside of the housing can be controlled by operation of the discharge blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Ki Cho, Ki Jun Kim, Dae Dong Kim, Chang Heon Lee, Moon Sun Shin, Young Lae Jo
  • Patent number: 10449984
    Abstract: An apparatus for loading and unloading a cart into and from a chamber of a housing. The apparatus is movable between a first, collapsed configuration and a second, expanded configuration. The apparatus includes a user portion and a chamber portion engagable with the housing. The chamber portion is movable relative to the user portion. An attachment assembly selectively attaches the apparatus to the housing. At least one cart locking device selectively locks the cart to the apparatus. When the at last one cart locking device locks the cart to the apparatus, the cart is removed from the chamber when the apparatus moves from the first, collapsed configuration to the second, expanded configuration. The cart is inserted into the chamber when the apparatus moves from the second, expanded configuration to the first, collapsed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael Walton Andreas
  • Patent number: 10443886
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes a housing, an indoor heat exchanger that is disposed in the housing and to which flammable refrigerant is supplied, and an indication section that indicates a minimum distance from a floor surface of the housing when installed on a wall of a room (installation height H0) along with an identifier on a lower surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10431254
    Abstract: An enclosure configured to at least partially surround at least one access opening that permits access to an interior of a data storage library, wherein the enclosure includes at least one side surface configured to surround the at least one access opening to form a chamber and to permit access to the interior of the data storage library. The enclosure also includes at least one access opening in the at least one side surface to permit access to an interior of the chamber, wherein the enclosure is configured to selectively acclimate the chamber between environmental conditions exterior of the enclosure and environmental conditions of the interior of the data storage library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jose G. Miranda Gavillan, Brian G. Goodman, Kenny Nian Gan Qiu
  • Patent number: 10399049
    Abstract: A mixing system includes a container having a support plate and a mixing assembly supported on the support plate. The mixing assembly includes a pliable enclosure containing a fluid and a mixing device. A portion of the mixing device extends from the pliable enclosure and is adapted to be detachably coupled to a drive mechanism. A first plate is detachably secured to the rigid container. The pliable enclosure is disposed between the first plate and the support plate. A mixing arrangement includes a docking station having a drive cradle and a drive mechanism. The mixing system is removably positioned within the drive cradle so that the drive mechanism is removably coupled to the mixing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Scientifics, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Patent number: 10375852
    Abstract: An airflow baffle system has an airflow baffle with a base and an airflow diverter panel. A mounting arm is connected to the base. A magnet connected to the mounting arm is operable to magnetically connect to the top of the equipment cabinet. The mounting arm is selectively pivotal in a horizontal plane relative to the base and fixable in a plurality of angular orientations. A position of the magnet is adjustable along a length of the mounting arm and the magnet is connected to the mounting arm by a flexible connection permitting the magnet to pivot about horizontal axes relative to the mounting arm. The airflow diverter panel is mountable on the base in an angled orientation and a vertical orientation. A unitary or separable riser allows adjustment of a vertical position of the airflow diverter panel with respect to the top of the equipment cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Aquila, Inc.
    Inventors: Clint Veino, Bruce Long, Lars Strong
  • Patent number: 10293941
    Abstract: A galley system includes a galley compartment defining a cavity. The galley compartment has a door that allows access to the cavity. A galley cart is positionable in the cavity of the galley compartment that has a first opening and a second opening. An air supply and return system is coupled in flow communication with the first opening of the galley cart and the second opening of the galley compartment. A space is defined about the galley cart when the galley cart is positioned in the cavity. The space provides flow communication between the second opening of the galley cart and the second opening of the galley compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Moran
  • Patent number: 10274670
    Abstract: A refrigerator with shelf lighting is provided that may include a refrigerator main body having a storage room, at least one shelf provided inside of the storage room, a light source provided at a rear end of the shelf, a power supply provided at a rear of the storage room, the power supply supplying power to the light source, and a light guide plate provided at the at least one shelf. The light guide plate may guide light of the light source to a front of the shelf. Accordingly, it is possible to reduce a length of an electric wire connecting the light source to the power supply and prevent the occurrence of glare caused by direct lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Seungho Lee
  • Patent number: 10237999
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a configurable extension space for a computer server or node blade that has the ability to expand data storage or other functionality to a computer system while minimizing any disruption to computers in a data center when the functionality of a computer server or a node blade is extended. Apparatus consistent with the present disclosure may include multiple electronic assemblies where a first assembly resides deep within an enclosure to which an expansion module may be attached in an accessible expansion space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Harvey Lunsman, Troy Oxby, Michael Peterson, David Collins, Steven J. Dean, Russell Stacy, Andy Warner
  • Patent number: 10215479
    Abstract: A rotatable shelf for use in a refrigerator that may include a support bracket configured to support a turntable but is not required. A bearing assembly may be disposed between the support bracket and the turntable, wherein the bearing assembly is configured to facilitate the rotation of the turntable relative to the support bracket. Users may also rotate a rotatable drawer assembly to access items. A support bracket may be configured with notches or retaining members to maintain concentricity of the bearing assembly with the support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Phillip J Rindlisbach, Nicholas James Gregory
  • Patent number: 10203151
    Abstract: A domestic refrigeration appliance with a housing in which a receiving chamber for foodstuffs is formed, is delimited by walls of an interior container, and is formed with an additional compartment for foodstuffs in the receiving chamber comprising delimiting walls by way of which a receiving volume of the additional compartment is delimited. Delimiting walls can be separated and joined non-destructively, thus enabling the additional compartment to be reversibly assembled and disassembled in the receiving chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Cizik, Jessica Dittmann, Andrea Fink, Claudia Weiβ, Marcus Wehlauch, Felix Wiedenmann
  • Patent number: 10185375
    Abstract: An example method includes positioning a thermal bus bar into a bus bar support channel of a cooling wall, the cooling wall comprising a plurality of thermal bus bars. The positioning comprises removably connecting first portions of at least two dripless connectors coupled to a fluid flow path of the thermal bus bar to second portions of the dripless connectors coupled to coolant transport lines that receive and return coolant from a coolant source. The method further includes flowing coolant received from the coolant transport lines through the fluid flow path and returning the coolant to the coolant transport lines. The thermal bus bar is positioned while coolant provided by the coolant transport lines is flowing through other thermal bus bars of the cooling wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: John Franz, Tahir Cader, William K. Norton
  • Patent number: 10168062
    Abstract: A cold wind table cabinet includes a main body, inside which a refrigeration device is configured. The refrigeration device includes a housing, blower, and refrigeration box, where refrigeration components are installed inside the refrigeration box. A blower air inlet is in communication with a housing air outlet, a refrigeration air inlet faces and is in communication with a blower air outlet, and a refrigeration air outlet a housing air outlet. Whereby, the present invention allows the table cabinet to have the function of selecting cold wind or natural wind to blow out, and especially, eliminates the configurations of an air fan or air pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DONG GUAN SONG WEI ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weilin Lu
  • Patent number: 10172255
    Abstract: A mobility apparatus. The mobility apparatus may include a continuous fixed-length rail attached horizontally to a bottom structural member of the front or the rear of a server rack. The continuous fixed-length rail exceeds a width of the server rack by an equal amount on either side of the server rack. The mobility apparatus also includes a lower rail portion attached to a lower edge of the continuous fixed-length rail; a raised rail portion attached to an extended length of each portion of the continuous fixed-length rail; and at least one wheel attached to an underside of each end of the extended length of the continuous fixed-length rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric A. Eckberg, Cody J. Erie, Michael J. MacPherson, Stephen P. Mroz, Christopher L. Tuma
  • Patent number: 10139152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator (1) comprising a body (2) wherein foodstuffs and beverages are placed; a protector plate (3) placed into the body (2); at least one drawer (4) that is placed under the protector plate (3), wherein fruits and vegetables are placed; a separator plate (6) that is disposed over the protector plate (3) and that has more than one hole (5) enabling the air delivered to the protector plate (3) to at least partially reach the drawer (4); a ceiling (7) that is situated above the separator plate (6) so that there is a distance between the separator plate (6) and the ceiling (7); and at least one air blowing opening (A) enabling cold air to be blown to the protector plate (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Nihat Gunduz, Celal Vatansever, Serdar Kocaturk, Samet Akan, Cumhur Ayvazoglu
  • Patent number: 10041725
    Abstract: A mobile cabinet may include a cabinet body, a door, a heating or refrigeration module, and at least one attachable insulation panel. The insulation panel may be a single panel, or a plurality of panels, to provide insulation for the cabinet. The insulation panel may include a hinge to couple multiple wall sections that can be attached to different walls of the cabinet and integral hand holds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INTERMETRO INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Olson, Wilhelm Heinrich, Willard Sickles, James Dube
  • Patent number: 10045458
    Abstract: A chassis structure includes a chassis body and at least one holder module. The holder module includes a frame and a guiding assembly. The frame is located in the chassis body and has a first linking portion and a second linking portion. The guiding assembly is disposed on the chassis body and has a first guiding slot and a second guiding slot. The second guiding slot has a first segment and a second segment. The first guiding slot and the first segment extend along a straight direction, and the second segment extends along an arched direction. The first linking portion and the second linking portion are adapted to move along the first guiding slot and the first segment respectively at the same time such that the frame moves upward, and then the second linking portion is adapted to move along the second segment such that the frame rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Wei-Cheng Yu
  • Patent number: 9995477
    Abstract: The luminaires of the present disclosure provide a slim profile and simple construction for use in a variety of lighting applications. A circuit board can have a plurality of light sources thereon, and a lens can at least partially encapsulate the circuit board to protect and electrically insulate the circuit board. When used, for example, in a lighted shelf application, power can be provided to the luminaire through shelf brackets along the side of the shelf panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SCHOTT GEMTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Greg Miedema, Craig Bienick
  • Patent number: 9897328
    Abstract: A tabletop cooking assembly for preparing foods thereon comprises a cooking element having a cooking area and a vent disposed peripherally to one side of the cooking element defining an aperture for receiving smoke from the cooking element. The assembly includes a first exhaust duct, a filter assembly, an electrostatic precipitator, and a high velocity blower. The first exhaust duct is substantially unobstructed and in fluid communication with the vent for directing smoke away from the cooking element. The high velocity blower is in fluid communication with the first exhaust duct and the filter assembly for drawing smoke from the cooking element through the vent. The heating system includes a retaining plate, a plurality of heating strips, and an insulating material. The heating strips are disposed between the retaining plate and the heating surface to heat the cooking area for preparing foods thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: William B. McEvoy
  • Patent number: 9879305
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for measuring neurotransmitters in the brain dialysate of mammals using enzymatic reactors specific to a certain neurotransmitter, which generate fluorescent derivatives when mixed. The mixture is introduced into an incubation chamber and passes through a temperature controlling system in order to set it to the optimum enzymatic reaction temperature, and the fluorescent derivative generated is passed through a flow fluorescence cell located inside the incubation chamber, where the liquid is impacted with a laser light source via an optical fiber. The fluorescence emitted is captured by a fluorescence detector that sends it to a processing system in order to obtain the corresponding values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Alberto Morales Villagran, Daniel Morales Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9820411
    Abstract: A method and computer program product are provided for controlling the airflow direction through a device enclosure. A first device enclosure is positioned adjacent a second device enclosure, wherein both enclosures have an airflow pathway extending from the front to the back, and a fan for moving air through the airflow pathway, wherein the fan of the first device enclosure is a reversible rotary fan. The method automatically determines whether the first device enclosure is in a first orientation with its front facing in the same direction as the front of the adjacent second device enclosure or in a second orientation with the front facing in the same direction as the back of the adjacent second device enclosure. The airflow direction imparted by a reversible rotary fan is then controlled according to the determined orientation of the first device enclosure relative to the second device enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Edward S. Suffern, J. Mark Weber
  • Patent number: 9817449
    Abstract: A housing includes a housing body formed with an engaging groove and a carrier device disposed in the housing body. The carrier device includes a carrier frame and a latching assembly. The carrier frame is configured to carry an electronic component and includes a pivoting sidewall rotatably pivoted to the housing body. The carrier frame is rotatable between a first position, where the carrier frame is disposed in the housing body, and a second position, where the carrier frame is pivoted out of the housing body. The latching assembly is disposed on the pivoting sidewall and is releasably engaged to the engaging groove so as to position the carrier frame at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Shu-Hua Mau, Yue-Wen Jiang
  • Patent number: 9706690
    Abstract: A heat-dissipating system for high-power cabinet is provided, which comprises: a cabinet; at least one main air duct, which is formed in the cabinet with a first opening and a second opening, and a first heat-generating assembly, a second heat-generating assembly and at least one first fan, which are mounted in the at least one main air duct, wherein the first fan is mounted between the first heat-generating assembly and the second heat-generating assembly; and the outlet of the first fan faces the first heat-generating assembly, airflow enters the main air duct from the first opening of the main air duct, flows through the second heat-generating assembly, an inlet of the first fan, an outlet of the first fan, and the first heat-generating assembly in sequence, and finally is discharged out of the cabinet from the second opening of the main air duct cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Teng Liu, Zejun Wang, Aixing Tong, Meihua Jin
  • Patent number: 9698034
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a substrate storage container includes first and second cases, a lid and a moving unit. The first case is provided with an opening to take in or out a substrate. The lid closes the opening. The second case can move in a first direction crossing a surface of the first case. The opening is provided on the surface. The moving unit moves the second case in the first direction in response to the opening of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuuichi Kuroda, Masaki Hirano, Tsunekazu Yasutake, Rempei Nakata
  • Patent number: 9659800
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a substrate storage container includes first and second cases, a lid and a moving unit. The first case is provided with an opening to take in or out a substrate. The lid closes the opening. The second case can move in a first direction crossing a surface of the first case. The opening is provided on the surface. The moving unit moves the second case in the first direction in response to the opening of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuuichi Kuroda, Masaki Hirano, Tsunekazu Yasutake, Rempei Nakata
  • Patent number: 9475688
    Abstract: Filler devices having an enclosure sub-assembly are provided herein. Filler devices may include at least one of a reservoir and at least one working valve for dispensing the product into a container. Enclosure sub-assemblies may include an enclosure frame, an enclosure member, at least one hinge, and at least one magnetic latch assembly, wherein the at least one magnetic latch assembly comprises a body having a magnet associated therewith, and wherein the at least one magnetic latch assembly is fixedly secured to one of the enclosure frame or the enclosure member upon displacement of the enclosure member from a closed position to an open position, and releasably, magnetically secured to the other of the enclosure frame or the enclosure member upon displacement of the enclosure member from a closed position to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Fogg Filler Company
    Inventor: Benjamin Fogg