Of Flow Of Gas Or Vapor Treating Fluid Patents (Class 34/565)
  • Patent number: 10100460
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a heat pump laundry dryer or a heat pump washing machine having drying function. The laundry dryer or washing machine includes: a control unit controlling the operation of the laundry dryer or washing machine, a laundry treatment chamber for treating laundry using process air, a process air circuit for circulating the process air, a heat pump system having a refrigerant loop, in which the refrigerant fluid is circulated through a first and a second heat exchanger, a compressor for circulating the refrigerant fluid through the refrigerant loop, and a cooling fan unit (24) for cooling the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Michele Bisaro, Roberto Ragogna
  • Publication number: 20150101209
    Abstract: A clothes treating apparatus including a drum, an air suction duct forming a flow path of air introduced into the drum, an auxiliary fan introducing air into the air suction duct, an air exhaustion duct forming a flow path of air exhausted from the drum, a main fan exhausting air to the air exhaustion duct from the drum, a condenser heating air sucked into the drum through the air suction duct, an evaporator cooling air exhausted from the drum through the air exhaustion duct, and a compressor and an expander forming a heat pump together with the condenser and the evaporator. The method includes measuring a discharge side pressure of the compressor, and comparing the measured discharge side pressure with a maximum allowable pressure, and determining that the auxiliary fan does not operate when the discharge side pressure is more than the maximum allowable pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Hyuksoo LEE, Sungmin Ye, Seonghwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20150086866
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an intake air flow control apparatus of an electrode drying oven for manufacturing secondary batteries configured to coat a current collector with an electrode slurry including a solvent and to dry the solvent, the intake air flow control apparatus of the electrode drying oven including at least one electrode drying oven having an intake air duct for supplying external air and an exhaust air duct for discharging a mixed gas containing air and the solvent, a sensor mounted in the exhaust air duct for measuring a concentration of the solvent in the exhaust gas, and a controller for adjusting a supply quantity of air and/or a discharge quantity of gas based on information regarding the concentration of the solvent in the exhaust gas received from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Won Chan Park, Byoung Yook Kang, Kyoung Ho Kim, Ye Hoon Im
  • Patent number: 8973285
    Abstract: The present invention provides grain-drying facilities which can effectively use the heat energy of a biomass combustion hot-air that has been generated in a biomass combustion furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Satake Corporation
    Inventor: Hirota Fujitomo
  • Publication number: 20150059085
    Abstract: A hand treatment device is provided for drying a user's hands with an airflow. The hand treatment device comprises a hand treatment chamber comprising a hand insertion section and an outflow sink for purging fluid carried by the airflow from the user's hands to the outflow sink. Therein, the airflow is generated by applying a negative pressure to the outflow sink, such that air is sucked from an environment of the hand treatment device through the hand insertion section into the outflow sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Christian SEIBT
  • Publication number: 20150026995
    Abstract: A condition sensing system for a grain drying system can include a cable assembly and at least one sensor. The cable assembly can include a support cable and a data-conveying member. The sensor can detect in-grain humidity and/or temperature. The sensor can be coupled to the cable assembly between first and second ends of the assembly. A protective enclosure can enclose the sensor and a respective portion of the cable assembly. Further, in-grain humidity and/or temperature data can be transmitted from the condition sensing system to the grain drying system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: c2AG, LLC
    Inventor: Donald B. SCHAEFER, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140366398
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of determining a fluffing state of laundry based on a determined temperature indicative of the surface of the laundry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: FARHAD ASHRAFZADEH, JAMES P. CAROW, LAYNE E. HEILMAN, SHREECHARAN KANCHANAVALLY
  • Publication number: 20140345157
    Abstract: A dual tumble dryer unit that includes a housing that defines an interior, a divider that extends between first and second side walls and divides the interior into first and second sections, and first and second dryer assemblies that are positioned in the first and second sections. The first and second dryer assemblies each include a basket positioned to rotate about a horizontal axis, and a blower disposed positioned to blow air on the basket. A first drying path is defined between a first entry opening defined in the first side wall, the first basket and a first exit opening defined in the second side wall, and a second drying path is defined between a second entry opening defined in the first side wall, the second basket and a second exit opening defined in the second side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: BARLEAN'S ORGANIC OILS, LLC
    Inventor: John Puckett
  • Publication number: 20140317954
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically drying wet floors includes a floor mat; a controller; a detector mat that is positioned adjacent to the floor mat, the detector mat having at least one moisture sensing element that is operable to detect moisture and transmit a moisture detection signal to the controller in response to detecting the presence of moisture at the first location, and a floor dryer that is operative to turn on and off for drying the floor mat by directing moving air toward the floor mat in response to an operating signal from the controller, wherein the controller outputs the operating signal to the blower based on the moisture detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Scott R. McCallum, Timothy John Key, James R. Kalb, Richard Daniel Koski, John D. Begin
  • Publication number: 20140317952
    Abstract: A system and method for drying cavities containing spent nuclear fuel is devised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Holtec International, Inc.
    Inventor: Krishna P. SINGH
  • Publication number: 20140298678
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat pump laundry dryer (1) comprising a drum (2) wherein the laundry to be dried is placed, an air duct (3) wherein the processing air cycle is realized, a processing air fan (4) that provides the circulation of the processing air, a compressor (5) that realizes the refrigerant cycle, an evaporator (6) that provides the processing air in the air duct (3) to be dehumidified, a condenser (7) that provides the dehumidified processing air to be heated, a refrigerant line (8) that provides the refrigerant pressurized by the compressor (5) to pass through the condenser (7) and the evaporator (6) to be delivered to the compressor (5) again and a cooling fan (9) that provides the compressor (5) to be cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Arcelik Anonim Sirketi
    Inventors: Safak Tezcan, Bora Abdik, Umut Guven, Selcuk Karagoz
  • Publication number: 20140250718
    Abstract: The present invention provides grain-drying facilities which can effectively use the heat energy of biomass combustion hot-air that has been generated in a biomass combustion furnace. The grain-drying facilities 1 include: a biomass combustion furnace 3 provided with a heat exchanger 24 for generating a hot air from a combustion heat of a biomass fuel and an outside air which has been taken in from the outside; and a circulation type grain-drying apparatus 2 provided with a grain-drying portion 7 to which the hot air that has been generated in the biomass combustion furnace 3 is supplied through a pipe 15 for supplying a hot air, wherein the circulation type grain-drying apparatus 2 has a plurality of warming pipes 6a in the grain-drying portion 7, and an exhaust hot-air is supplied to the warming pipes 6a from the biomass combustion furnace 3 through a pipe 11 for supplying the exhaust hot-air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: SATAKE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirota Fujitomo
  • Patent number: 8793900
    Abstract: Granular material is dehumidified by: a) arranging a dehumidification plant having at least one hopper for containing the granular material, having a feed mouth and an output mouth, and at least one dry air generator fluidically connected to a dry air distributor inside the hopper; b) loading granular material into the hopper through the feed mouth; c) measuring the degree of initial humidity of the granular material entering the hopper; d) calculating on the basis of the values of initial humidity measured, the dehumidifying capacity of the dry air flow through the hopper needed to achieve predefined residual humidity values in the granular material leaving the hopper, the residence time of the granular material inside the hopper being fixed; e) generating a dry air flow through said hopper having a dehumidifying capacity calculated in the calculating step d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Moretto S.p.A.
    Inventor: Renato Moretto
  • Publication number: 20140208607
    Abstract: Apparatus for directing air to media. The apparatus including an impinging plate having an array of orifices. The orifices are arranged in a plurality of rows oblique to the direction of motion of the media, and are also arranged to provide air to the media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valero Navazo, Fco Javier Pérez Gellida, Emillio Angulo Navarro, Antonio Monclus Velasco
  • Patent number: 8739577
    Abstract: A washing machine is disclosed. A washing machine includes a cabinet configured to define an exterior appearance thereof; a tub installed in the cabinet to hold wash water therein; a drum rotatably installed in the tub to accommodate laundry therein; at least one venting portion provided in an upper portion of the tub to communicate with an outside of the tub; and a ventilation part (300) provided in a lower portion of the tub to communicate with an inside of the tub. The above configuration enables convection current of internal air of the tub generated via the venting portion and the ventilation part (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dae Wook Kwak, Jong Min Kim, Cheol Kang Heo, Han Ki Cho, Gyung Hun Nho, Soon Jo Lee, Kyu Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 8739430
    Abstract: A hand drying apparatus includes a main box body in which a hand insertion portion is provided for allowing insertion/pulling out of hands and a water pan is provided for collecting water drops blown away from hands. In the main box body, a drain tank is disposed for accumulating water that is collected in the water pan. The drain tank is attached to the main box body in a detachable manner. A first lock mechanism is disposed for restricting removal of the drain tank. Moreover, an operating unit is disposed for switching the operating state of the apparatus and is covered with an openable-closable operating unit cap. A third lock mechanism is disposed for restricting opening and closing of the operating unit cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukaya, Takaki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140090269
    Abstract: The present invention is a vertical drier which dries the asphalt road upper structural members like aggregate and like asphalt coating which is desired to be recycled (RAP) and which takes the humidity of said asphalt road upper structural members; and which has a vertical body having an end through which said members are discharged and having another end which is opened to an accumulation compartment; and where the hot air, heated by a heat source, is transferred inside said body. Said drier is characterized by comprising at least one drying box which has a chamber form where the poured members are accumulated in the inner part thereof and which extends orthogonally to the flow direction inside the body; in order to keep the members, which pour inside said body from an inlet part, for certain duration and in order to transfer said members from the outlet part to the accumulation compartment step by step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Mehmet Nezir GENCER
  • Patent number: 8667707
    Abstract: A device (1) for refreshing garments comprises means (5) for supporting a garment and means (3) for generating an air flow at the location where a garment is present when it is put in place on the supporting means (5). The supporting means (5) comprise two parts (6, 7) which are both suitable to be used for supporting a garment, and which are displaceably arranged with respect to each other. In this way, an enhanced functionality of the device (1) may be achieved in comparison with a device having supporting means which comprise only a single part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Milind Date, Mohankumar Valiyambath Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20140007451
    Abstract: A device and method for storing, curing, drying hay and other fibrous plant materials which includes a flexible water impermeable bag, as injection means at one end and an adjustable vent at the opposite end, and preferably spacer means between stacks of baled materials. The bales are progressively loaded at one end as the bag is unrolled and extended progressively laterally for additional bales. After loading, the gas injection and vent means are connected at ends of the bag and are adjusted to generate a back pressure within the bag to partially inflate it. The flowrate of gas or air is adjusted to maintain the temperature within the bales within an optimal range, preferably between ambient temperature and 120 degrees Fahrenheit enabling beneficial curing until sufficient moisture has been removed to prevent mold growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Owen Jackson Brown, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130333239
    Abstract: An automotive paint spray and drying booth having a plurality of walls which, together, define a housing with a chamber sufficient in size to contain an automotive vehicle. An air dispenser is positioned within the chamber and the air dispenser includes an outlet positioned to direct air along one or more of the housing walls. A regenerative blower is positioned outside the housing chamber. The blower is connected to an inlet open outside of the housing chamber and includes an outlet which is fluidly connected to the air nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Hahn Marketing LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Hahn, Richard J. Hahn
  • Patent number: 8595953
    Abstract: A clothes treating apparatus includes a drum configured to accommodate therein an object to be dried, an air suction device configured to form a flow path of air introduced into the drum, an air exhaustion device configured to form a flow path of air exhausted from the drum, a condenser disposed to heat air sucked into the drum through the air suction device, an evaporator disposed to cool air exhausted from the drum the air exhaustion device, and a compressor and an expander configured to constitute a heat pump together with the condenser and the evaporator. The method includes a temperature detection step of detecting a temperature change of air passing through the condenser or the air suction device, and a determination step of determining that refrigerant leakage has occurred when a temperature decrease amount measured in the temperature detection step is more than a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyuksoo Lee, Sungho Song, Sungmin Ye, Seonghwan Kim, Byeongjo Ryoo
  • Patent number: 8595954
    Abstract: A clothes treating apparatus includes a drum, an air suction unit forming a flow path of air introduced into the drum, an air exhaustion unit forming a flow path of air exhausted from the drum, a condenser heating air sucked into the drum through the air suction unit, an evaporator cooling air exhausted from the drum through the air exhaustion unit, a compressor compressing refrigerant introduced from the evaporator, and a variable expander expanding a refrigerant introduced from the condenser, and having a variable open degree. An operation method includes measuring a temperature of a refrigerant into the evaporator, and a temperature of a refrigerant into the compressor, and decreasing an open degree of the variable expander when a temperature difference between the two measured temperatures is less than a predetermined first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyuksoo Lee, Sungmin Ye, Byeongjo Ryoo
  • Publication number: 20130219742
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle frame and an optical device mounted on the vehicle frame. A first temperature sensor senses ambient air temperature surrounding the vehicle frame, a second temperature sensor senses a temperature of a lens of the optical device, and a humidity sensor senses moisture content of air proximal to the lens. An exhaust directs gas at the lens in response to the sensed ambient air temperature, the sensed lens temperature, and the sensed moisture content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Field, Paul P. McCabe
  • Publication number: 20130174442
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a heat treatment apparatus, which can improve a thermal processing speed by increasing a transfer rate of heat energy applied to a heat treatment target using hot air and can reduce a temperature deviation in the heat treatment target. The heat treatment apparatus includes a hot air generator that generates hot air; a heat treatment furnace for performing a thermal process on a heat treatment target disposed therein using the hot air generated from the hot air generator; and a temperature radiator disposed in the heat treatment furnace to be spaced a predetermined distance apart from the heat treatment target, wherein the temperature radiator absorbs some of the hot air supplied from the hot air generator and supplies the same to the heat treatment target as radiant energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seonhyeok An, Kwanseop Song, Kyoungheon Heo, Jihyang Park
  • Publication number: 20130091728
    Abstract: A dryer monitoring system receives dryer information from one or more sensors concerning operation of one or more dryers, such as clothes dryers. For example, the dryer monitoring system may receive temperature and/or humidity information from one or more dryers. The dryer monitor analyzes the dryer data to determine whether textiles in the dryer are dry. The dryer monitor may analyze one or more states and/or one or more indicators (patterns in the dryer data) during the dryness determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor N. Morin, Beth V. Boehne, Julio R. Panama
  • Publication number: 20130055588
    Abstract: A hand drying device includes: a drying chamber; a nozzle; a supply unit; a hand detection sensor; a control unit; and an illuminating unit. The drying chamber includes: an opening; a first inner wall surface; and a second inner wall surface facing the first inner wall surface. A hand is inserted from the opening into a space between the first inner wall surface and the second inner wall surface. The nozzle is arranged on the first inner wall surface and is configured to blow an air stream toward the second inner wall surface. A center axis of the nozzle and an optical axis of the illuminating unit intersect with each other at a proper position in the drying chamber where a hand is supposed to be inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Nakamura, Takaki Kobayashi, Tsukasa Sakane
  • Publication number: 20130055587
    Abstract: A laundry transport apparatus and method includes a container defining an interior area configured to accommodate a plurality of laundry carts, the container having a door movable between closed and open configurations to selectively allow access to said interior area. The apparatus includes a ventilation network to pass air to and from the interior area, the ventilation network including a pathogen identification and containment apparatus to detect, isolate and treat potentially harmful material within the soiled laundry. At least a portion of intake and outlet ducts are immediately adjacent one another to influence temperature of air passing through each duct, warmer air passing through one of the intake duct or the outlet duct becoming cooler and cooler air passing through another of the intake duct or the outlet duct becoming warmer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Bertram E. Lacey
  • Publication number: 20130036625
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying pellets having a housing and a rotor with rotor blades that is arranged in the housing such that it can be driven in rotation, having a dewatering region with at least one dewatering screen with dewatering screen openings that are smaller in size than the pellets, so that the process fluid can be separated from the pellets by means of passage from a screen front to a screen rear, wherein an auxiliary blower is arranged such that an auxiliary airflow from it is imparted in the direction of the pellets' primary direction of movement through the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: AUTOMATIK PLASTICS MACHINERY GMBH
    Inventor: Reinhardt-Karsten Muerb
  • Publication number: 20130019494
    Abstract: This invention discloses systems and methods for control of a gas turbine or a gas turbine generator, where the gas turbine is connected to a dryer vessel in which gas turbine exhaust gases are used to heat treat a material in the dryer vessel. The control system comprises one or more sensors for temperature, moisture and/or flow rate in the dryer vessel and/or of the material inside, entering and/or exiting the dryer vessel and a controller responsive to the sensor for controlling the fuel and/or air flow into the gas turbine. This control system and method enables providing the appropriate heat output from the gas turbine to meet the process heat required for the desired material treatment. Optionally, the gas turbine can be a liquid fuel turbine engine, or a reciprocating engine can be substituted for the turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: EarthRenew, Inc.
    Inventors: Christianne Carin, Alvin W. Fedkenheuer, John S. Jonasson, Alexander Starosud, Christianne Carin
  • Publication number: 20130019495
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a clothes dryer having a drying chamber and an air flow system including a variable speed blower for forcing air through the drying chamber comprises the step of assessing a value related to the water removal rate and the step of adjusting the speed of the blower depending on the assessed value, the value being preferably based on a ratio between the water condensing rate and the power of a heater used to heat up the air flow upstream the drying chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: DAVIDE COLOMBO, DANIELE MARTINELLO, MATTEO SANTINATO, FABRIZIO PADULA, ANTONIO VISIOLI
  • Publication number: 20120279081
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and a method, wherein the process conditions can be kept constant in a device for processing tobacco. The device comprises a combining device for combining the tobacco to be processed and a process gas and which is connected to a discharge device for discharging a first quantity of the process gas and a supply device for supplying a second quantity of the process gas; the device having at least one control device for controlling the first quantity of the discharged process gas and/or the second quantity of the supplied process gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: JI INTERNATIONAL, S.A.
    Inventors: Noel John Totten, Marc Billette, Elmar Schloeder, Takuji Harai, Oleg Fediushin, Johannes Maerz, Andreas Otto
  • Publication number: 20120266487
    Abstract: Granular material is dehumidified by: a) arranging a dehumidification plant having at least one hopper for containing the granular material, having a feed mouth and an output mouth, and at least one dry air generator fluidically connected to a dry air distributor inside the hopper; b) loading granular material into the hopper through the feed mouth; c) measuring the degree of initial humidity of the granular material entering the hopper; d) calculating on the basis of the values of initial humidity measured, the dehumidifying capacity of the dry air flow through the hopper needed to achieve predefined residual humidity values in the granular material leaving the hopper, the residence time of the granular material inside the hopper being fixed; e) generating a dry air flow through said hopper having a dehumidifying capacity calculated in the calculating step d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: MORETTO S.P.A.
    Inventor: Renato Moretto
  • Patent number: 8266823
    Abstract: A system and method for drying cavities loaded with high level waste (“HLW”) is devised. The invention utilizes a non-intrusive procedure that is based on monitoring the dew point temperature of a non-reactive gas that is circulated through the cavity. In one aspect, the invention is a system for drying a cavity loaded with HLW comprising: a canister forming the cavity, the cavity having an inlet and an outlet; and a source of non-reactive gas. The system further flows the non-reactive gas from the source of non-reactive gas through the cavity; and repetitively measures the dew point temperature of the non-reactive gas exiting the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Krishna Singh
  • Publication number: 20120159808
    Abstract: Provided is a laundry dryer including: a first duct (9) having a first outlet (8) which opens at a rear side of a drum (1) for storing laundry, and a second duct (11) with a second outlet (10) which opens at a front side of the drum (1). The second outlet (10) has a narrower cross-sectional area, through which air passes, than the first outlet (8). The first or second duct (9, 10) is selectively switched during the drying process. A larger volume of dry air is blown from the first outlet (8) under selection of the first duct (9) than the second duct (11). The dry air is blown from the second outlet (10) at higher pressure and higher velocity under selection of the second duct (11) than the first duct (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeharu Nakamoto, Yuji Ozeki, Kouji Nakai, Kenji Terai, Mitsuyuki Furubayashi
  • Publication number: 20120151792
    Abstract: A dryer and a control method of the same are disclosed. Specifically, the present invention relates to a dryer which can reduce energy consumption and a drying time for user convenience. The dryer includes a control part configured to control the amount of coolant supplied to the condensation duct to be differentiated based on a moisture containing percentage of air drawn into the condensation duct from a drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dong Gyu Jang, In Ho Cho
  • Publication number: 20120144693
    Abstract: A heat pump type clothes dryer compensates for pressure loss caused by a radiator to increase the flow rate of air passing around the radiator, and suppressing introduction of ambient air through gaps formed in air flow lines to avoid degradation in drying capacity, while avoiding an increase in the power consumption or noise of a fan. The clothes dryer includes a drum to accommodate clothes, an air suction or intake line to suck air into the drum, an air exhaust line to exhaust air from the drum, a heat pump circuit including a compressor, a radiator, a pressure reducer, and a heat absorber, where the heat absorber is provided in the air exhaust line, and the radiator is provided in the air suction or intake line, a first blowing mechanism provided in the air exhaust line, and a second blowing mechanism provided in the air suction or intake line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiji WAKIZAKA
  • Publication number: 20120096739
    Abstract: A clothes dryer is provided, the dryer comprising a drum, an intermediate air channel, a lint compartment, a lint collector, an outlet pipe, a moisture trap and pump, a heating element, and a fan, these several components being coupled together and defining a closed loop wherein air flows through the loop in response to operation of the fan. Upon operation of the dryer, the fan begins to force air through the closed loop and the heating element heats the air to within a predetermined temperature range at which point the heating element turns off and the dryer operates to dry the clothes by recycling the heated air through the closed loop over and over again until the clothes within the dryer are dry. Should the air temperature within the loop fall below the predetermined range, the heating element can intermittently activate to heat the air back to within the range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Johnnie Clark
  • Patent number: 8161662
    Abstract: A method for operating a laundry appliance including a housing having a substantially circular housing opening closable by a door, a substantially cylindrical container disposed within the housing and including a substantially circular container opening and configured to receive laundry for treatment. The laundry appliance also includes a steam generating device including a heating element, an inlet opening and an outlet opening for steam, and a nozzled disposed in a region of the container opening. The method includes activating the heating element until a temperature of the steam generating device reaches a predetermined upper limit. Water is introduced into a tank of the steam generating device at a predetermined flow rate and the temperature of the steam generator device is measured as the water is introduced. The flow rate of water is reduced when the temperature of the steam generator device drops below a lower limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Michael Finke, Hartmut Linnemann, Robert Muether, Dirk Sieding
  • Publication number: 20120079737
    Abstract: A clothes treating apparatus including a drum, an air suction duct forming a flow path of air introduced into the drum, an auxiliary fan introducing air into the air suction duct, an air exhaustion duct forming a flow path of air exhausted from the drum, a main fan exhausting air to the air exhaustion duct from the drum, a condenser heating air sucked into the drum through the air suction duct, an evaporator cooling air exhausted from the drum through the air exhaustion duct, and a compressor and an expander forming a heat pump together with the condenser and the evaporator. The method includes measuring a discharge side pressure of the compressor, and comparing the measured discharge side pressure with a maximum allowable pressure, and determining that the auxiliary fan does not operate when the discharge side pressure is more than the maximum allowable pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Hyuksoo LEE, Sungmin Ye, Seonghwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8122613
    Abstract: A combination clothes dryer and air filter. The device is adapted for reversal of airflow through a housing to allow a horizontal position and a vertical position for operation. The device is adapted for easy storage in the horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Sanders
  • Patent number: 8091253
    Abstract: A fabric article treating device having a dispenser adapted for location inside of a fabric article drying appliance and a removable reservoir. The dispenser and reservoir are adapted for fluid communication with one another. The reservoir is configured to contain a benefit composition and to minimize leakage of the benefit composition during installation and removal of the removable reservoir. Corresponding male and female fitments establish fluid communication between the dispenser and the reservoir. The male fitment is adapted to pivot to aid in engaging the female fitment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Melissa Dee Clark, Christopher Lawrence Smith, Paul Amaat Raymond Gerard France, Laura Lynn Heilman, Paul Van den Hoonaard, Geoffrey Luther Oberhaus
  • Publication number: 20110296708
    Abstract: The invention includes an apparatus, system, and method for the drying of particulate agricultural matter, especially particulate crops, such grains. The present invention provides a crop particulate (i.e., grain) drying system utilizing solar energy to heat a heat transfer fluid or solution within concomitant forced-air and radiant heat systems which pass heated air through a crop particulate material contained within a conventional crop silo or bin. Electricity demand may be met through utilization of solar photovoltaic panels backed up by connection to an external power source (i.e. power utility).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: LEGACY DESIGN, LLC
    Inventor: Barry R. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110214308
    Abstract: This invention discloses systems and methods for control of a gas turbine or a gas turbine generator, where the gas turbine is connected to a dryer vessel in which gas turbine exhaust gases are used to heat treat a material in the dryer vessel. The control system comprises one or more sensors for temperature, moisture and/or flow rate in the dryer vessel and/or of the material inside, entering and/or exiting the dryer vessel and a controller responsive to the sensor for controlling the fuel and/or air flow into the gas turbine. This control system and method enables providing the appropriate heat output from the gas turbine to meet the process heat required for the desired material treatment. Optionally, the gas turbine can be a liquid fuel turbine engine, or a reciprocating engine can be substituted for the turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: EarthRenew, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian N. Gorbell, Christianne Carin, Alvin W. Fedkenheuer, John S. Jonasson, Alexander Starosud
  • Publication number: 20110209355
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a bio-mass processing system, and method of processing waste bio-mass, wherein one or more mixers mixes a bed of bio-mass material such as manure at substantially any and all locations in a defined length and width portion of the bed, in a dryer. Heated air percolates upwardly through the bed. Separation apparatus separates a relatively dryer fraction of the bio-mass material from the dryer. The separated finished product from the dryer is optionally fed to a boiler where the dried bio-mass material is burned. Heat of combustion from the boiler is used as dryer heat for drying the bio-mass feed material in the dryer. Excess heat is optionally used to produce steam, which powers a turbine, which powers an electrical generator. Residual ash from the combustion process comprises about 2% by weight of the solids content of e.g. a feed stream coming into the dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: EcoCombustion Energy Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Wallace R. Lasonde
  • Publication number: 20110203130
    Abstract: A device (1) for refreshing garments comprises means (5) for supporting a garment and means (3) for generating an air flow at the location where a garment is present when it is put in place on the supporting means (5). The supporting means (5) comprise two parts (6, 7) which are both suitable to be used for supporting a garment, and which are displaceably arranged with respect to each other. In this way, an enhanced functionality of the device (1) may be achieved in comparison with a device having supporting means which comprise only a single part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Milind Date, Mohankumar Valiyambath Krishnan
  • Patent number: 7975401
    Abstract: A clothes dryer has a degree of dryness control system that is responsive to moisture level of clothing articles tumbling in a drum and a target moisture value to control the drying cycle of the clothes dryer. The clothes dryer has a load size parameter producing module and an air flow detection parameter module. These modules generate one of two parameter conditions used by the processor to modify or select an appropriate moisture target value. The load size producing parameter module generates one of a small load input parameter and a large load input parameter. The air flow detection module produces one of a first and second air flow parameter to be utilized by the degree of dryness processor. As a result, the processor selects one of four target moisture values from these conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Mabe Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Sébastien Beaulac
  • Patent number: 7971368
    Abstract: In a hand drying apparatus, an infrared light absorber absorbs infrared light, when a hand is not present, emitted from an infrared light emitter provided on an inner surface of a drying space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukaya, Syunichi Mori, Yasuyuki Itoigawa
  • Publication number: 20110083338
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a dryer comprising dispensing a treating chemistry from a dispensing system into a treating chamber of the dryer based on an output from the environmental drying sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: JAMES P. CAROW, RYAN R. BELLINGER, FRANCESCO JATTA
  • Publication number: 20100319213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hot air generating apparatus and a dryer having the same. The hot air generating apparatus comprises a temperature sensing unit, and a gas supply unit controlling a flowing amount of gas to be supplied according to a temperature of hot air sensed by the temperature sensing unit, wherein when the temperature of the hot air sensed by the temperature sensing unit approaches a pre-set threshold value, the flowing amount of gas to be supplied is gradually reduced, thereby being capable of continuously supplying hot air without being frequently turned on/off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Yang-Ho Kim, Seung-Phyo Ahn, Sang-Ik Lee, Byeong-Jo Ryoo, Sung-Ho Song, Han-Yong Jung, Jae-Hyuk Wee, Yoon-Seob Eom
  • Publication number: 20100154246
    Abstract: A drying apparatus with a vaporized-solvent-recovery function including: a concentration-at-the-end-of-drying data memorizing device to memorize a concentration of a vaporized solvent at the end of a drying operation of an object to be dried in a processing path; a vaporized-solvent-concentration measuring device to measure a concentration of the vaporized solvent; an end-of-drying judging device to judge an end of drying of the object by comparing the concentration measured by the vaporized-solvent-concentration measuring device with the concentration memorized by the concentration-at-the-end-of-drying data memorizing device; and a drying-operation controlling device to control the drying operation of the object in a processing bath and to end the drying operation in response to a judgement by the end-of-drying judging device that the concentration measured by the vaporized-solvent-concentration measuring device is equal to the concentration memorized in the concentration-at-the-end-of-drying data memorizing
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Kohei Sawa