Casing With Mounting Means Patents (Class 415/213.1)
  • Patent number: 10987992
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a system and method for the environmental control of a vehicle having a cargo area and an environmentally controlled passenger area with a partition between the passenger area and the cargo area. The environmental control being directed and performed by an environmental control unit that can include one or more fans, a control module, a mounting plate, and a directional manifold to control the direction of the airflow. The environmental control unit can be installed using a method that includes attaching a fan unit to the mounting plate, connecting the fan unit to the control module, coupling to the fan unit and/or the control module to a power supply, and attaching a directional manifold to control the direction of airflow in or out of the fan unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TRINITY INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Dwight David Harms, Timothy Francis Hall
  • Patent number: 10934892
    Abstract: An axial flow turbine comprising a casing, a rotor having an axial rotational axis and rotatably mounted into the casing, at least one set of a plurality of moving blades supported by the rotor; and at least one diaphragm having an outer ring, an inner ring, concentric to the outer ring, and a plurality of static blades mounted therebetween, at least the outer ring being split in an upper half and a lower half along a vertical joint plane. The turbine diaphragm comprises an assembly system for assembling the upper half to the lower half while allowing the upper half and the lower half to move axially relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Julien Lemaire, Eric Ollivau, Dominique Travers
  • Patent number: 10844747
    Abstract: A continuous flow machine has at least one annular guide vane carrier. The guide vane carrier, formed at least by a lower part and an upper part detachably connected to same, has at least three guide vane stages retained on the inner circumference of the at least one guide vane carrier, arranged axially behind one another in the flow direction and each having a plurality of radially extending guide vanes. Each of the guide vanes also has a guide vane blade, a base plate and a top plate, wherein the guide vane blade extends between the base plate and top plate. Via the arrangement of the securing pin in an intermediate space accessible in the assembled state, a partial disassembly of the individual guide vane stages is possible, independent of the remaining guide vane stages. The guide vane stages are conventionally mounted via retaining protrusions on neighbouring guide vane stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Bärow, Oliver Dominka, Guido Ederer, Christian Felsmann, Florian Fuchs, Robert Herfurth, Jose Angel Hernandez Maza, Michael Kluck, Eike Kohlhoff, Kay Krabiell, Khaled Maiz, Behnam Nouri, Andre Willmann
  • Patent number: 10801517
    Abstract: A blower housing is provided, including: two housing bodies and a positioning mechanism. Each of the two housing bodies includes a peripheral flange extending annularly. Two said peripheral flanges are detachably attached to and peripherally abutted against each other. One of the two said peripheral flanges has a lip protruding laterally therefrom, and the other of the two said peripheral flanges is at least partially overlapped with the lip. The positioning mechanism includes a first positioning portion which is disposed on one of the two housing bodies, and the first positioning portion is configured to be embeddedly engaged with a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Ming-Chih Wang
  • Patent number: 10801405
    Abstract: Provided is a variable capacity turbocharger, including: a drive ring including a main body portion having an annular shape; a first projection portion and a second projection portion, which are formed on the main body portion, and are arranged apart from one another in a circumferential direction of the main body portion so as to sandwich a link plate to which a nozzle vane is mounted; and a cutout portion, which is formed in a portion of the main body portion between the first projection portion and the second projection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Asakawa, Kenichi Segawa, Takahiro Kobayashi, Ryota Sakisaka, Kazuko Takeuchi, Kenji Bunno
  • Patent number: 10746195
    Abstract: A bracket attached to a cooling device can mount a fan. The supporting bracket includes a first fixing plate, a second fixing plate, a first supporting unit, a second supporting unit, and a ventilation panel. The first fixing plate is fixed to an air outlet side of the fan, the second fixing plate is fixed to an air inlet side of the fan and parallel to the first fixing plate. The first supporting unit and the second supporting unit are between the first fixing plate and the second fixing plate and respectively mounted to two opposite sides of the fan. The ventilation panel is defined at an outer surface of the second fixing plate and mounted to the second fixing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiao-Chuang Zhu, Wen-Hu Lu
  • Patent number: 10731668
    Abstract: A retainer arrangement for the support of a fan on a light module of a headlamp for a vehicle as well as a fan holder for the generation of such a retainer arrangement. The fan is fastened in a detachable manner to the fan holder. The fan holder has a hinged locking element that can be moved into an open position. The fan can be installed in the fan holder and removed from the fan holder, and can be moved in a locked position, in which the fan is firmly fastened to the fan holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Sebastian Scholz
  • Patent number: 10677257
    Abstract: A method of loading a rotating assembly of a turbocharger includes positioning a lock collar on an end portion of a turbocharger shaft that extends through a through bore of a compressor wheel; applying a pulling force to the end portion of the turbocharger shaft to achieve a desired amount of loading; welding the lock collar to form a welded lock collar fixed to the end portion of the turbocharger shaft; and releasing the pulling force where the welded lock collar maintains the desired amount of loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Garrett Transportation I Inc.
    Inventors: Dominique Armand, Joel Castan, Bernard Remy, Jean-Luc Perrin, Frederic Daguin
  • Patent number: 10562370
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a heat pump system for a vehicle which includes an evaporator mounted on a cold air passageway inside an air-conditioning case, a condenser mounted on a warm air passageway, a first blower mounted at an inlet side of the cold air passageway of the air-conditioning case, a second blower mounted at an inlet side of the warm air passageway and an intake duct mounted between the first blower and the second blower to supply indoor air and outdoor air to the first blower and the second blower respectively, thereby maximizing space efficiency because using just one intake duct for the two blowers, and reducing the size and manufacturing costs of the heat pump system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Sung Je Lee, Tae Yong Park, Eun Young Seo, Yong Nam Ahn, Se Min Lee, Seong Seok Han
  • Patent number: 10495094
    Abstract: A modular fan housing configured to hold an array of motors and fans is provided. The modular fan housing is configured for use in an air-handling system that delivers air to a ventilation system for at least a portion of a building. The fan housing comprises a plurality of modular units configured to be stacked adjacent to one another in at least one row or column to form an array. The modular units each include an interior surface and have a front end and a back end that define a chamber. The chambers are configured to receive the motors and fans. Sound attenuation layers extend along at least a portion of the interior surface of the corresponding chambers. The sound attenuation layers are positioned between at least some of the adjacent chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nortek Air Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence G. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10473740
    Abstract: A cooling system for a magnetic resonance tomography system is provided. The cooling system includes a first coolant circuit with a first coolant pump and a first heat exchanger in thermal contact with an object to be cooled. The first cooling circuit further includes a switchover apparatus that is configured to adjust a heat flow from the first coolant circuit optionally to a first heat sink and/or a second heat sink. In such cases the second heat sink is a second heat exchanger that is fluidically connected to an emergency cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Biber
  • Patent number: 10428681
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas turbine engine comprising a tubular containment casing surrounding a rotary fan blade assembly. The radially outer perimeter (and optionally the radially inner perimeter) of the radial cross-sectional profile of the containment casing is non-circular e.g. polygonal, corrugated, fluted or wavy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: James A Finlayson, Dale E Evans, Ian C D Care
  • Patent number: 10428827
    Abstract: The present invention provides a centrifugal fan that can be easily positioned when it is installed in a device or apparatus, which can further improve positioning accuracy, and which can decrease noise, even if it is made thin. In the centrifugal fan in which an impeller is received inside a casing and air drawn in from a suction port formed on the casing by rotating the impeller is discharged from the casing to the outside of a blowing port, a circular protruded portion is formed on a peripheral edge of the suction port, and protrudes upwardly in a shaft direction from an upper surface of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Takuji Yamada, Masaaki Matsubara, Seiya Fujimoto, Kiyohisa Nara
  • Patent number: 10371043
    Abstract: An exhaust gas supply arrangement (1) to a turbine wheel (11) of an exhaust gas turbocharger (2), having a flange (14) for connecting to a manifold (3) of an internal combustion engine (4), an exhaust gas supply leading from the flange (14) to the turbine wheel (11), and a partition (13) which divides the exhaust gas supply into two channels (12), wherein, in a top view of the flange (14), a coordinate system is defined, the origin thereof lying in the center of the partition (13), the y-axis thereof following the partition (13) and the x-axis thereof being perpendicular to the y-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: BorgWarner Inc., MAN Truck & Bus AG
    Inventors: Eduard Blahovic, Fabian Rasch, Nicolas Regent
  • Patent number: 10334754
    Abstract: A heat dissipation device including a mounting seat, a fan hung on the mounting seat and a frame connected with the fan is provided. The fan has an air outlet and an air inlet opposite to the air outlet, the air inlet is disposed facing to the mounting seat, the frame is arranged surrounding the air inlet and clamped between the mounting seat and the air inlet. Thereby, a back flowing hot airflow is prevented from being sucked into the air inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AIC INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-Tsung Sun, Chung-I Kuo, Ta-Chih Chung
  • Patent number: 10196975
    Abstract: A method of isolating a turbine shroud from propeller loads in an engine having an outer case with a mount defining a mount plane and an attachment location within the mount plane, the mount configured for attachment of the engine to an aircraft at the attachment location to transfer the propeller loads. The shaft of the engine is supported with a portion of the outer case extending from the mount and defining a load path for the propeller loads. The turbine support case is attached to extend free of the load path, by attaching the turbine support case to the outer case only through a connection along the plane, the connection defining a pivot point allowing a limited relative pivoting motion around the pivot point between the turbine support case and the mount. The turbine shroud is located by directly connecting it to the turbine support case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventor: Ian Alexander MacFarlane
  • Patent number: 10127287
    Abstract: A system including a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to: receive a stream of content including a plurality of content items; retrieve a plurality of related content items; identify a topic for at least one of the plurality of the related content items; rank the topics by relevance to the user and one of the plurality of items; associate the topic to the content item in the stream of content where the topic is ranked as being relevant to the content item; generate a marker for the topic; generate an interface including the marker associated with the content item in the stream of content; and provide the interface for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brynn Marie Evans, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Jonathan Terleski, John Cassidy, Michael Thomas Leotta, Dave Carlsson
  • Patent number: 10001131
    Abstract: A water pump includes an impeller, a whirl chamber, a pump body including the impeller and the whirl chamber, a cover case portion and a gasket portion being positioned between the pump body and the cover case portion. The cover case portion is formed with an inlet flow passage in which a fluid is introduced to the whirl chamber and an outlet flow passage in which the fluid is discharged from the whirl chamber. The gasket portion is formed with an inlet hole opening from the whirl chamber to the inlet flow passage and an outlet hole opening from the whirl chamber to the outlet flow passage. The gasket portion includes a portion covering at least one of the inlet flow passage and the outlet flow passage in a state where the portion of the gasket portion is exposed by not being in contact with the pump body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Chiba, Kazuma Sasanami, Kenichi Komai
  • Patent number: 9938987
    Abstract: A fan module comprises a frame and at least one filling component. The frame comprises a base plate and a plurality of partition plates. A plurality of air flow channels are formed by the base plate and the plurality of partition plates. Each partition plate has a first fixing slot, a second fixing slot, a third fixing slot and a fourth fixing slot that are located at a side away from the base plate in sequence. The first fixing slot has a first width. The second fixing slot has a second width. The third fixing slot has a third width, and the fourth fixing slot has a fourth width. The filling component is filled in the air flow channels. The first width is the same as the third width. The first width, the second width and the fourth width are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wen-Long Huang
  • Patent number: 9841181
    Abstract: A ventilation fan with illumination includes a housing, a fan, and lighting equipment in the housing. The housing includes a first opening communicating with an air outlet, the first opening communicating with a duct, and a second opening that communicates with an interior space, The lighting equipment includes a light, a cover in the housing that surrounds the light periphery, the cover reflecting light and transmitting the light into the space through the second opening, and a restrictor that restricts passage of air between the light periphery and the lighting cover. An air intake gap is provided between a lower end of the cover and an edge of the second opening and introduced through the second opening and the air intake gap, is discharged through the first opening into the duct, the edge of the second opening being located below the lower end of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: PANASONIC ECOLOGY SYSTEMS GUANGDONG CO., LTD., PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Decong Yang, Qianhao Tan, Pingting Yang, Qiuqian Liang, Yannong Wu, Hitoshi Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 9765697
    Abstract: A turbine housing support is disclosed. The turbine housing support may have a flange. The flange may be configured to connect at least a pair of turbocharger components. The turbine housing support may also have a first column extending outward from a first location on a side surface of the flange. The first column may be disposed on a first side of the flange. The turbine housing support may also have a second column extending outward from a second location on the side surface of the flange. The second column may be disposed on a second side of the flange opposite the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary R. Svihla
  • Patent number: 9726030
    Abstract: A flow deflector arrangement is used in combination with a pipe arrangement secured through a component, the flow deflector arrangement comprising: a nut to secure the pipe arrangement to the component, and a shroud for attachment to the component so as to extend at least partially around the pipe arrangement when the pipe arrangement is secured to the component by the nut. The nut has an outwardly directed flange to adopt a position spaced from the component, and the shroud defines at least one deflector surface which, when the shroud is attached to the component, extends away from the component in spaced relation to the pipe arrangement. The flange and the deflector surface cooperate in deflecting a flow of fluid flowing from the component and along the outside of the pipe arrangement such that the flow is deflected generally outwardly from the pipe arrangement with a degree of swirl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Oliver George Feaver, Andrew James Mullender
  • Patent number: 9624933
    Abstract: A support assembly and method for supporting an internal assembly in a casing of a turbomachine are provided. The support assembly may include a support member that may be slidably disposed in a recess formed in the internal assembly and configured to engage an inner surface of the casing. A biasing member may be disposed in a pocket extending radially inward from the recess. The biasing member may at least partially extend into the recess and may be configured to apply a biasing force to the support member disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventors: David J. Peer, Andrew J. Ranz, William C. Maier, Joel D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9565785
    Abstract: A fan securing device includes first and second holders. The first holder includes a first holding frame that has two holding slots located in opposite sides of the first holding frame, and two first locking units respectively formed adjacent to the holding slots. The second holder includes a second holding frame that has two connecting arms located on opposite sides of the second holding frame and extending respectively into the holding slots. Each connecting arm has a plurality of second locking units. Each first locking unit engages a selected one of the second locking units of a respective one of the connecting arms so as to clamp at least one cooling fan between the first and second surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Ken Tsai
  • Patent number: 9541098
    Abstract: A low-noise blower has an impeller with an impeller plate and a plurality of blades each attached to the impeller plate. Each blade has a tip and a leading surface with a first portion that is proximate to the tip and has a first radius that is within a range of 0.03-0.20 inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: VYAIRE MEDICAL CAPITAL LLC
    Inventor: Steven Duquette
  • Patent number: 9506661
    Abstract: A fan mechanism includes fan units having fan panels, motors mounted inwardly of said fan panels, fans positioned inwardly of the fan panels and driven by the motors, where a pair of vertical rails is mounted on both sides of each of discharge openings inwardly of the front plate so that the inner portions thereof face each other, panel retainers are attached inwardly to the lower portions of the discharge openings, press portions are formed at upper portions of both sides of the fan panels, both sides of each fan panel are pushed down into the vertical rails downward from above while being guided by the pair of vertical rails, the lower edge of the fan panel rides on the panel retainer, and the press portions are pushed down into the vertical rails, so that the fan panel is pressed against the inside of the front plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Fujitsu General Limited
    Inventors: Futoshi Yamada, Katsuya Kato
  • Patent number: 9400000
    Abstract: A blower fan includes a fan frame, a motor, an impeller and a shield. The fan frame includes a base plate portion, a cover plate portion, and a lateral wall portion arranged between the base plate portion and the cover plate portion. The cover plate portion includes an axial air inlet, and the lateral wall portion includes an air outlet. The motor is mounted in the fan frame. The impeller is rotatably coupled with the motor. The shield is coupled with the fan frame and has a face facing the axial air inlet. At least one lateral air inlet is formed between the cover plate portion and the shield. An air-guiding space is formed between the at least one lateral air inlet and the axial air inlet of the cover plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ko-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 9394918
    Abstract: A fan structure includes at least one installation standoff, a fan and a fixing frame. An end of the at least one installation standoff is installed on a substrate, and a positioning slot is formed on the other end of the at least one installation standoff. The fixing frame is installed on the fan and includes at least one positioning hook for engaging with the positioning slot of the at least one installation standoff, so as to fix the fixing frame on the substrate. A guiding slot is formed on at least one side of the fixing frame for guiding the at least one installation standoff to move on the fixing frame. The fixing frame further includes at least one resilient portion connected to the at least one positioning hook for driving the at least one positioning hook to separate from the at least one positioning slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Cheng Lin, Li Liu
  • Patent number: 9388827
    Abstract: A lower plate includes a lower air inlet arranged radially outward of a bearing portion. In a plan view, a plane is divided into four regions by a first straight line which is parallel to an air outlet and crosses a central axis and a second straight line which is perpendicular to the air outlet and crosses the central axis, and one of the four regions in which a tongue portion is arranged is a first region, followed by a second region, a third region, and a fourth region in this order in a rotation direction of the blades. The air outlet is arranged to extend over both the first and fourth regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehito Tamaoka, Kazuhiko Fukushima, Kyoko Horise, Shinya Ishigami, Takahiro Nagai
  • Patent number: 9297307
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine component assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a nacelle including a moveable portion. A generator is configured to be received within a space established by the nacelle. A plurality of cables are at least partially supported on the moveable portion of the nacelle, the plurality of cables being selectively electrically coupled with the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Raphael Lior, Nathan Snape
  • Patent number: 9265175
    Abstract: A fan chassis includes: a wall panel; and an upper panel that is connected to an upper end of the wall panel, and a lower panel that is connected to a lower end of the wall panel. A cross sectional shape of the upper panel and the lower panel is substantially U-shape. The wall panel includes a plurality of projections to be inserted into mounting holes of a fan. At least either one of the upper panel and the lower panel includes a through hole into which an upper end part or a lower end part of the fan is to be fitted. An inner dimension between the upper panel and the lower panel is shorter than an outer dimension of the fan in a vertical direction. The upper panel and the lower panel deform elastically in a direction in which the upper panel and the lower panel move apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Yoshida, Sadaaki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9157335
    Abstract: The present application provides a steam turbine side support system for use with a steam turbine having a rotor. The steam turbine side support system may include a shell for the steam turbine, a number of side support arms extending from the shell in a perpendicular configuration with respect to the rotor, and a foundation in communication with the side support arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mukil Kundram, Mani Bhaskar, Sudatta Dash
  • Patent number: 9157442
    Abstract: A fan with integrated vibration absorbing structure includes a fan frame, a hub-blade assembly, and at least one vibration absorber. The fan frame includes a base and at least one side wall formed around the base, and the hub-blade assembly is arranged in the fan frame. The at least one vibration absorber is provided on the at least one side wall to project therefrom for absorbing vibration produced by the fan during the operation thereof. Therefore, with the vibration absorbers integrated into the fan frame, it is no longer necessary to provide any additional vibration-absorbing member while upgraded vibration-absorbing effect can be achieved. Meanwhile, the fan can be more conveniently mounted at reduced mounting cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Hao Liu
  • Patent number: 9091181
    Abstract: Module for a steam turbine including a low-pressure module, includes an internal turbine casing able to accommodate at least one set of fixed vanes and a rotor equipped with at least one set of blades, and a slab, the internal turbine casing resting on the slab via at least two bearers secured to said internal turbine casing, the connection between said bearers and the slab is provided by a plurality of mechanical connectors. The connectors each prevent the internal turbine casing from lifting in relation to the slab, and allow the internal turbine casing to slide on the slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Julien Roge, Jacques Mizera
  • Publication number: 20150139792
    Abstract: An internal gear pump with a field replaceable idler is disclosed that may be used for sanitary applications. Access to the idler mainly requires removal of the head. Access to the seal assembly disposed at the inboard end of the pump chamber is also fast and easy as removal of the head exposes a fastener that secures the rotor to the drive shaft. Removal of this fastener enables the rotor to be removed with a standard rotor pulling tool thereby exposing the pump chamber seal assembly which may be cleaned, serviced or replaced as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: VIKING PUMP, INC.
    Inventors: Mike Ramsey, John Howard Hall, Jeffrey Scott Meessmann, Joseph P. Thompson, John A. Dutcher, III, Kelly J. Bohlen
  • Publication number: 20150139793
    Abstract: A mounting device for a cooling fan includes a fan housing, an impeller; and a mounting surface with a projection to secure the cooling fan, in which a space between the fan housing and the impeller at an intake side is different from a space between the fan housing and the impeller at an exhaust side, and the projection has such a height as to cause the impeller to contact the projection only when the cooling fan is mounted backwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Gakushi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150132110
    Abstract: A turbine exhaust case has an outer housing to be secured within a gas turbine engine and a central hub. Struts extend between the outer housing and the central hub. The struts are formed at least in part of a first material. The central hub is formed at least in part of a second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Daryl B. Mountz, Theodore W. Kapustka, Glenn Levasseur, Marcus Borg, Joakim Berglund, Anders Svahn, Johan Ockborn, Bengt Pettersson
  • Publication number: 20150132125
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a portable source of air flow. The apparatus provides a base on casters, a support member coupled to the base, and a panel connected to the support member. The panel comprises at least one plate containing a plurality of apertures to expel air traveling from the blower. The panel position is adjustable relative to the base and the apparatus is free-standing and portable. The device is effective for people in need of a constant air source. The mobility allows the device to move with the person as he or she gets dressed, returns to bed rest, or simply desires a controlled temperature while walking into another room. The device can be positioned directly next to an individual, or if necessary positioned above. The adjustable panel position allows the panel to have directional air flow in ways not possible with conventional air systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Beth A. Meunier
  • Patent number: 9030816
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a mounting member and a cage configured for receiving a fan. The cage includes two side plates. Each of the two side plates defines a pair of first locking openings. The mounting member includes a body and two first mounting portions extending from each of two opposite sides of the body. The two first mounting portions engage in the first locking openings of the two side plates to secure the mounting member to the cage, for preventing the fan from moving out of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Wei He, Xiu-Quan Hu
  • Publication number: 20150125326
    Abstract: A ventilation system includes a blower wheel (1) and a drive motor (9) with an external rotor (9b). The blower wheel (1) includes a central part (3) having a cylindrical wall (11) and defines a housing (13) to house the external rotor (9b). The blower wheel (1) further includes a frontal wall (15) comprising an opening (17) so as to exhibit a degree of openness that is greater than a predefined degree of openness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Antoine Levasseur
  • Publication number: 20150125292
    Abstract: A ventilation assembly having a main housing that can be pre-installed in a wall or ceiling aperture. A fan assembly can be inserted through the aperture and releasably mounted within the main housing. The fan assembly can be removed from the main housing and replaced without removing the main housing from the wall or ceiling. An accessory component can be releasably mounted to the fan assembly either through the aperture when the fan assembly is mounted or prior to installation of the fan assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel L. Karst, Benjamin Thorpe Puffer, Brent Elliott Coffey
  • Publication number: 20150124405
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a fan field replaceable unit (FRU). The fan FRU includes a fan FRU chassis defining an airflow pathway through the fan FRU. A fan within the fan FRU chassis causes air to flow along the airflow pathway. The fan FRU further includes an edge connector located at a front face of the fan FRU out of the way of the airflow pathway. Accordingly, the edge connector does not block airflow through the fan FRU thus maximizing the efficiency of the fan FRU and the cooling of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael K. T. Lee
  • Patent number: 9022734
    Abstract: A case structure includes a first housing and a fan frame fixing module. The fan frame fixing module includes a fan frame, a positioning part and an auxiliary part. The positioning part is disposed on the first housing. The auxiliary part is disposed on the first housing. The fan frame urges against the first housing and the positioning part, and the auxiliary part urges against the fan frame so that the fan frame is fixed on the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Delta Electronics (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ran Li, Ployjermsrikul Kitti
  • Patent number: 9017023
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a back plate, a fan and a coupling element. The fan includes a supporting base, a cover and a fan blade. The cover is disposed on the supporting base to form a fan blade accommodating space, the fan blade is disposed inside the accommodating space and is pivotally connected to the supporting base. In addition, the supporting base includes a coupling hole which is disposed inside the accommodating space. The coupling element passes through the coupling hole in order to have the supporting base installed on the back plate. Whereby, a bottom area of the fan is reduced by having both the coupling hole and the fan blade disposed inside the accommodating space, so that less space of circuit layout for a circuit board is occupied by the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Fei-Kai Hsiao, Te-Chuan Wang, Ting-Chiang Huang
  • Patent number: 9016061
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pipe arrangement (1) comprising a pipe element (2) that is used to connect, in particular fluidically connect, a turbine outlet of one turbocharger (15) to a turbine inlet of another turbocharger (17). The pipe arrangement is characterized in that a first pipe section (8) of the pipe element (2) includes a first fastening device (14) for attaching a first turbocharger (15) as well as a second fastening device (20) for attaching the pipe element (2) to a first support element (21) of an internal combustion engine. Furthermore, a second pipe section (9) includes a third fastening device (16) for attaching a second turbocharger (17) as well as a fourth fastening device (24) for attaching the pipe element (2) to a second support element (25) of an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Gunkel, Jörg Andre Reitz
  • Patent number: 9017020
    Abstract: In order to increase the flexibility of the positioning of a stacked computer system within a data center, a removable fan unit is positioned within the stacked computer system. The removable fan unit includes a housing and a fan housing rotatably attached to the housing. The fan housing supports a fan that is electrically connected to a connector on a side of the housing of the removable fan unit. The connector of the removable fan unit may be electrically connected to a computer system-side connector. The fan housing may be rotated into at least two different orientations relative to the housing of the removable fan unit, such that the removable fan unit moves air through the stacked computer system in at least two corresponding directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Patrick Charest
  • Publication number: 20150110619
    Abstract: An aircraft propulsion unit comprising a nacelle with a fan cowl locking and closing mechanism. The fan cowls of the nacelle can be closed by a single operator in accordance with the ergonomic standards defined for a single individual. A nacelle is provided with a lateral locking mechanism configured to keep one of the two fan cowls in the closed position, so as to reduce the spacing between the two lower sides of the fan cowls, whereas the presence of a stop between a first elastic member provided on one fan cowl and a second elastic member provided on the other fan cowl allows the operator to provide only that effort required to overcome the force exerted by a single spring at a time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Guillaume Bulin, Patrick Oberle, Nicolas Devienne, Matthieu Ritter
  • Patent number: 9011093
    Abstract: A fan holder for holding a fan is disclosed. The fan holder includes a frame for containing the fan, at least one hook for hooking the fan when the fan is contained inside the frame, at least one resilient arm connected to the frame for resiliently contacting the fan base when the frame is installed inside a fan base, and at least one resilient clip connected to at least one lateral side of the frame for wedging inside a slot formed between the fan base and a casing when the frame is installed inside the fan base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhong-hui Mao, Te-Hsiung Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9011094
    Abstract: This is a system and apparatus for precisely mounting a ring shroud to a motor vehicle cooling system and engine. A cooling fan subassembly is mounted to an engine and ring shroud subassembly containing fan braces that are mounted to the engine via mounting brackets. A mounting gap tool is inserted through apertures in the ring shroud to prescribe the radial and axial clearance between the ring shroud and the cooling fan subassembly. Once the ring shroud and cooling fan assembly are aligned to predetermined specifications for clearance, the installer secures all the fasteners in the mounting brackets and retrieves any or all the mounting gap tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J McPeek, Brian J Tarkowski, Sherman L Brewer, Venkata Subba Reddy Atluri, Matthew Robert Espley
  • Publication number: 20150104305
    Abstract: A fastener includes a main body and a bending body. The main body includes a protrusion section and an extension section. The extension section is connected with the protrusion section. The bending body is connected with the extension section of the main body. The bending body includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate is connected with the extension section. The second plate is connected with the first plate. An angle is formed between the first plate and the second plate. The second plate has a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to the first surface. The first surface faces toward the main body, and the second plate has a first rib protruding from the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicants: INVENTEC CORPORATION, Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Che HUANG, Chung-Chien WU