With Heating, Cooling Or Heat Exchange Means Patents (Class 312/236)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9476638
    Abstract: A cooler assembly with multiple compartments comprised of a bottom floor, two parallel longitudinal sidewalls, a grill end, a handle end and two lateral interior dividing walls is disclosed. The dividing walls separate the interior into a grill end compartment, a storage end compartment, and a cooler compartment. Each compartment has its own hinged top panel, with the center cooler compartment designed for cold food storage. The cooler assembly also includes a water filtration system for recycling and reuse of melt water from the cooler. A slide out grill assembly is disposed within the grill end and a fold out tabletop is disposed upon the top of the cooler compartment. The cooler is wheeled to allow transport to a desired location and umbrella mounts are included on the cooler body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Lanie J. Tyler
  • Patent number: 9404510
    Abstract: A fan vibration absorption structure applied to a fan set having a first side and a second side respectively having multiple first and second fixing holes. The fan vibration absorption structure includes: a housing for receiving the fan set; a first frame body having multiple first through holes on the first side without contacting therewith, a first gap being defined between the first frame body and the first side, the first frame body having multiple first locating sections each having a first perforation, a second gap being defined between the first locating section and the housing; multiple first assembling member each having a first engagement section clamped between the first frame body and the first side to form the first gap; and multiple second assembling members each having a second engagement section clamped between the first locating section and the housing to form the second gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pei-Su Zhu, Mao-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 9342100
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the disclosure, a device may include a base member formed as a receptacle with a recess defining an interior region configured for receiving internal circuitry. The base member may include first and second sides intersecting orthogonally to define a corner. The device may include a rail member having a first portion coupled to the first side of the base member and a second portion coupled to the second side of the base member. The rail member may be positioned to contact the corner of the base member. The device may include an enclosing member coupled to the first and second portions of the rail member with a plurality of fasteners to thereby enclose the internal circuitry disposed in the recess of the base member between the enclosing member and the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Fourie
  • Patent number: 9339437
    Abstract: A lockable storage container and delivery device is provided that exposes the access port of liquid medicinal vials (such as for insulin) while maintaining identification, security, organization and inventory data access, for easy and documented administration of such medicine. The container has individual compartments for various types of medication, or variants of a similar medication (such as various types of insulin) in one convenient and secure container that provides optimal, efficient, cost-saving and safe delivery of medicine to patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Atlantic Health System, Inc.
    Inventors: Jefferson Isibor, Yanira Castelan, Heather Gucwa
  • Patent number: 9153978
    Abstract: A portable battery box is described. The portable battery box is suitable for charging and housing a battery and comprises: a charging apparatus for charging a battery; a hollow lid shell and a hollow base shell for housing a rechargeable battery, the base hollow shell including a base wall, a top wall and at least one side wall extending between the base and top walls; and at least one handle disposed in a respective one of the side walls of the hollow base shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ARK CORPORATION PTY LTD
    Inventors: Andrew Reade, Richard Arakelian
  • Patent number: 9089210
    Abstract: The invention relates to a service trolley. The service trolley includes a tabletop having at least one stowable wing, wheels attached to the trolley for moving the trolley, and a hot plate integrated into the tabletop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Christiaan Kool
  • Publication number: 20150145391
    Abstract: A container that holds rack mountable electronics equipment includes a plurality of rack enclosures and a corresponding plurality of enclosure cooling units. Each rack enclosure is movably mounted in the container such it can move from a position abutting a front of an enclosure cooling unit to a maintenance and access position spaced apart from the enclosure cooling unit. Each enclosure cooling unit is capable of providing varying amounts of cool air to the rack enclosure it abuts, so that the interior of each rack enclosure can be maintained at a different temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: John P. BROOME, Thomas OBERLIN, Eduardo W. NUSSER, Donald W. KAUFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20150145390
    Abstract: A lid element which can be connected to a further housing part for closing an opening in the housing part is formed in one piece as a molded part. The lid element includes a base plate on which several lugs are formed which extend from the base plate. The lugs are arranged on the base plate relative to the housing part in such a manner that the lugs, when the housing part and the lid element are put together, extend into indentations provided in the housing part after they have been plastically bent toward the housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Oliver Schwab, Wolfgang Bass
  • Patent number: 9036342
    Abstract: Storage apparatus configured to provide an external apparatus with logical storage area as data storage area, the storage apparatus having a physical storage medium configured to generate the logical storage area, and storage controller communicatively coupled to physical storage medium to control data input/output processing between the external apparatus and the logical storage area, wherein the storage controller includes circuit package including circuit board which implements predetermined function of storage controller and a circuit board case to accommodate the circuit board, plurality of cooling fan units that generate cooling air for cooling circuit component mounted on the circuit board of the circuit package, and a chassis having a structure for accommodating the circuit package and the cooling fan units, some of circuit packages are inserted to be accommodated in chassis from opening thereof and are arranged side by side across width direction of chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Fukuda, Kenichi Miyamoto, Tadaharu Maeda
  • Publication number: 20150130335
    Abstract: A shelf includes a cold storage material, a main shelf body having a space, configured to store the cold storage material therein, and one or more bracket(s) at a lower end portion of the main shelf body, configured to support the main shelf body. A refrigerator includes a main body having a storage chamber, a door rotatably coupled to the main body, and the shelf including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Chul Woong JUNG
  • Publication number: 20150115783
    Abstract: A chiller for an aircraft galley is disclosed having a housing defining an interior space, the housing including dividers to segregate the interior space into separate chambers. The chambers are enclosed by a pair of doors on a front of the housing that allow a user to gain access to the chambers, a first door providing access to at least one chamber and a second door providing access to at least one different chamber. A side door is also provided that permits access to at least one chamber, wherein at least one chamber is not accessible through said side door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: William J. Godecker, James R. Forbes, Michael Kemery
  • Patent number: 9017154
    Abstract: A chassis and rack system is disclosed in which a chassis separated into two separate enclosures by a central partition. Each of the enclosures is sized to receive a computer system. The partition includes a pair of vertically oriented vents, with each of the vents in fluid communication with one of the enclosures and the computer system contained therein. Heated air is removed from each computer system through the vent in the partition that is associated with the computer system. Multiple chassis may be placed one atop another in a vertical configuration in which each chassis is either directly above or directly below another chassis. In this vertical configuration, the vents form a vertically oriented common plenum that can be used to evacuate air from multiple chassis arranged in a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: David L. Moss, Shawn P. Hoss
  • Publication number: 20150102710
    Abstract: A beverage identification tile is provided that includes a sheet of material and a plurality of beverage type identifiers. The sheet of material has a first face and a second face which have a polygonal shape defined by a plurality of edges. A different beverage type identifier of the plurality of beverage type identifiers is printed along each edge of the plurality of edges of the first face and of the second face. A shelf labeling system includes a shelf, a plurality of slots, and the beverage identification tile. The shelf includes a front wall, a back wall, and a base mounted between the front wall and the back wall. The sheet of material is sized to slide into a slot of the plurality of slots formed in the front wall along an edge of the front wall with a beverage type identifier visible above the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Sub-Zero, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip F. Hottmann, Curtis Leroy Cruver, IV, John F. Andrews
  • Patent number: 9007763
    Abstract: An adjustable blocking arrangement for electronic hardware or computer racks, for preventing the undesired leakage of air through rack spaces not filled with hardware. An airflow control device is provided comprising a flexible web and a magazine adapted to receive the part of the flexible web that is not deployed. The device is adapted such that a length of the web may be deployed to sealingly block a space in the rack that is not filled with hardware modules, to prevent the flow of air through the space. The device may comprising a detection system adapted to detect the space in the rack that is not filled with hardware modules, and a processing system adapted to receive a signal from the detection system, and as a function of the signal to automatically deploy or retract the flexible web so as to sealingly block the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Emmanuel Tong-Viet
  • Publication number: 20150084491
    Abstract: A cabinet designed to accommodate at least one item of electronic equipment and a system for interconnecting such a cabinet with the external networks for blowing and extracting air. The system includes at least one of a blowing inlet and an extracting outlet including a plurality of orifices and at least one hollow structural upright as a part of the blowing circuit or of the extracting circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Bernard Guering, Laurent Saint-Marc
  • Publication number: 20150084490
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a first housing, a heating component in the first housing, a first heat sink and a fan. The first housing includes a first exhaust hole and a second exhaust hole. The first heat sink faces the first exhaust hole. The first heat pipe thermally connects the heating component and the first heat sink. The fan includes a first discharge hole configured to discharge airflow passing the first heat sink and going to the first exhaust hole, and a second discharge hole configured to discharge airflow passing a circumference of the heating component and going to the second exhaust hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Nobuto Fujiwara