Casing With Axial Flow Runner Patents (Class 415/220)
  • Patent number: 10750644
    Abstract: A server device is provided with a fan module that includes a removable or reconfigurable partition for different size fan units based on system requirements. The chassis can include a plurality of sleds and a fan module. The fan module includes a removable partition that can be configured to house a plurality of fan units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Chih-Wei Lin, Ming-Lun Ku
  • Patent number: 10731874
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for a refrigeration cycle apparatus includes: a fan; a bellmouth that covers a periphery of the fan; a casing that internally houses the fan and the bellmouth so that airflow faces upward and that has a top end edge having a flat shape; and a diffuser surface disposed below a top end edge of the casing but above a top end of the bellmouth and on the outer side relative to the top end of the bellmouth in plan view, wherein the diffuser surface is inclined to extend outward away from the rotation axis of the fan as getting upward. The casing has a plurality of side surfaces that cover the sides of the bellmouth. At least one of the side surfaces has a recessed shape toward the bellmouth so that a gap with the top end edge of the bellmouth is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Koike, Shigeki Kamitani
  • Patent number: 10718311
    Abstract: A low Reynolds number airfoil for a wind turbine blade, the airfoil having a leading edge 101, a trailing edge spaced from the leading edge 101, a chord 120 defined as a straight line joining the leading edge 101 and the trailing edge, a chord 120 length defined as distance between the trailing edge and the point on the leading edge 101 where the chord 120 intersects the leading edge 101 wherein the airfoil comprises a camber 121 between 5% to 7% of the chord 120 length, the camber 121 is disposed within a distance of 17% of the chord 120 length from the leading edge 101 and a thickness of the airfoil not greater than 7% of the chord 120 length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    Inventors: Haseeb Shah, Sathyajith Mathew, Chee Ming Lim
  • Patent number: 10677487
    Abstract: A predictive HVAC control apparatus and method, the predictive HVAC control apparatus having an input/output interface connected to a gain amplifier and a thermocouple amplifier, the gain amplifier connected to a first plurality of sensors disposed on an HVAC system, the HVAC system having HVAC system controls, and the temperature amplifier connected to a second plurality of sensors disposed on an HVAC system, a central processing unit connected to the input/output interface, and an HVAC control relay, connected to the input/output interface and the HVAC system controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Sandeep Apsangi
  • Patent number: 10550855
    Abstract: An axial flow fan has a boss portion rotationally driven by a motor; a plurality of rotary blades extending radially from a periphery of the boss portion and configured to force air to flow in a direction of a rotation axis of the motor; and a bellmouth accommodating the plurality of rotary blades, the bellmouth comprising a suction-side round portion having a curved surface expanded in a radial direction of the bellmouth, and a discharge-side round portion having a curved surface expanded in the radial direction of the bellmouth, the plurality of rotary blades each being entirely inclined to have an outer peripheral portion in a downstream side in an airflow direction, entirety of the outer peripheral portion being located on the downstream side in the air flow direction with respect to the suction-side round portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshikatsu Arai, Tomoya Fukui, Hitoshi Kikuchi, Tsutomu Takahashi, Tatsushi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10502226
    Abstract: A centrifugal blower is provided. The centrifugal blower includes a hub, a shaft, a motor, a plurality of blades, a rib, and a first fin. The shaft is connected to the hub. The motor rotates the shaft. Each blade includes a rib and a first fin. The rib is connected to the hub, wherein the rib extends from the hub to an end of the blade. The first fin is disposed on a first side of the rib and connected to the hub, wherein the first fin includes a first surface, the rib protrudes from the first surface, and the thickness of the first fin is less than the thickness of the rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Wen Lu, Chun-Chih Wang, Ding-Wei Chiu
  • Patent number: 10493783
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a collection system for collecting vapor co-solvents that are a byproduct of liquid ink. In addition, the collection system collects dew condensation from the moist air that is generated by lamps that dry the ink on a substrate. The collection system can be located in an exhaust passage. A condenser is installed in parallel and in front of an exhaust fan in the exhaust passage. The exhaust fan directs a flow of air through the exhaust passage. The collection system also includes a removable waste bottle for collecting the dew condensation and the condensed co-solvents. The exhaust passage bifurcates into an exhaust duct that is located after the exhaust fan and which discharges dry air and a collection channel that is located in front of the exhaust fan and which carries liquid drip off to the removable waste bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul F. Sawicki, John R. Uchal, James E. Williams, Robert W. Phelps, Christopher Douglas Atwood
  • Patent number: 10458423
    Abstract: An impeller of this disclosure includes a hub having a ring shape; and a plurality of blades that are provided on an outer periphery of the hub, wherein the blade has a trailing edge formed such that an inner side of a radial width of the blade is curved in a direction opposite to a rotation direction, in a plan view as viewed in a direction of a rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Minebea Mitsumi Inc.
    Inventors: Naoya Murakami, Yukihiro Higuchi, Haruomi Morohashi, Toshiaki Seima, Koichi Tamai
  • Patent number: 10100836
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes a nozzle and a device for creating an air flow through the nozzle. The nozzle includes an interior passage, a mouth for receiving the air flow from the interior passage, and a Coanda surface located adjacent the mouth and over which the mouth is arranged to direct the air flow. The mouth and the Coanda surface extend about an axis. The Coanda surface comprises a diffuser portion, the angle subtended between the axis and the diffuser portion of the Coanda surface varying about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Nicholas Stickney, Christopher Steven Hodgson, James John Bryden
  • Patent number: 10087951
    Abstract: A fan casing includes: an air duct communicating with an air inlet and outlet; a frame body forming an outer peripheral surface of the air duct; a hub portion forming an inner peripheral surface of the air duct on the outlet side; and a stator blade portion provided in the air duct, the stator blade portion coupling the frame body to the hub portion. The hub portion includes a cylindrical-shaped cylindrical portion and a tapered portion provided next to the cylindrical portion and provided in such a manner as to increase the width of the air duct toward the outlet. The stator blade portion couples the cylindrical portion to the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SANYO DENKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Inada, Honami Osawa
  • Patent number: 9982681
    Abstract: A fan comprising: (a) an impeller, (b) a motor connected to the impeller so that during operation the motor drives the impeller to move a fluid; (c) an instrumentation assembly that includes one or more components for controlling one or more operations of the fan; (d) an interface in communication with the instrumentation assembly; wherein the interface is configured so that one or more programs, one or more signals, or both can be input into the fan after a final assembly of the fan so that the fan can be configured to perform a desired function at the time of installation into a final product, reconfigured for a different purpose than originally programmed, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Gentherm Automotive Systems (China) LTD.
    Inventors: Fred A. Brown, Kenneth Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9970460
    Abstract: A refrigeration device or appliance has a fan assembly which is mounted in a housing with a housing front side part and a housing rear side part, and the fan assembly is secured to the housing rear side part and is held in place by the housing front side part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Michaela Malisi, Rainer Weser
  • Patent number: 9963970
    Abstract: An axial fan includes a fan frame, an impeller and a motor. The fan frame has a frame body, a base and plural connecting members. The base is disposed at the center of a side of the frame body. The connecting members connect the frame body to the base. The impeller is accommodated in the frame body and disposed on the base. The impeller has a rotating shaft, a hub and plural blades disposed around the hub. The motor is disposed on the base and connects with the rotating shaft to drive the impeller to rotate. When the impeller rotates forwardly, the airflow is induced to flow through the connecting members, blades, and one side of the frame body away from the base. When the impeller rotates reversely, the airflow is induced to flow through the side of the frame body, blades and connecting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Lee, Chia-Ming Hsu, Jung-Yuan Chen, Ching-Sen Hsieh, Jian-Cun Lin, Shih-Yu Lai
  • Patent number: 9903387
    Abstract: A ring fan and shroud assembly having a fan, a shroud member, a recirculating flow member, and a plurality of curved guide vanes. The fan has a hub with a plurality of projecting fan blades and an outer ring member. The shroud member is positioned around the outer ring member. The recirculating flow member is on the shroud member and is positioned forward adjacent the outer ring member. The guide vanes are positioned within the recirculating flow member and define an inlet angle, which is nearly tangential with an outer entry diameter radial surface of the recirculating flow member, and an outlet angle that is nearly radial along an inner exit diameter of the recirculating flow member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Stagg, James W. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9890791
    Abstract: A ventilation assembly, particularly for a vehicle, has a cowl with a conduit for air flow. The conduit has a first portion and a second portion having a smaller diameter and a joining portion joining the first and second portions. A fan is disposed in the conduit. The fan has an impeller with a peripheral ring having a lip. An annular passage is formed between the ring and the conduit. The lip has a substantially frusto-conical shape; and the joining portion of the conduit has a substantially frusto-conical shape, with an inclination angle (?) at least approximately corresponding to that of the lip of the impeller. The inclination angle (?) is between 115° and 145°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC S.A.
    Inventor: Piergiorgio Innocenti
  • Patent number: 9828953
    Abstract: A pneumatically actuated vacuum pump is disclosed. The pneumatically actuated vacuum pump includes a body. The body defines at least two converging motive sections each having an outlet end, at least two diverging discharge sections each having an inlet end, and at least one Venturi gap. The Venturi gap is located between the outlet ends of the at least two converging motive sections and the inlet ends of the at least two diverging discharge sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David Fletcher, James H. Miller, Keith Hampton, Brian M. Graichen
  • Patent number: 9790959
    Abstract: A generator system that includes an engine and an alternator which is driven by the engine to generate electrical power. A radiator is connected to the engine and an axial fan directs air toward the radiator to cool the radiator. A plurality of static vanes is located between the axial fan and the radiator. Each static vane includes an inner end and an outer end, the inner ends of the static vanes being joined together. The static vanes are curved in a plane orthogonal to the rotation axis in order to direct the air towards the axis, thereby counterbalancing the centrifugal forces. The static vanes may be twisted, the pitch angle increasing from 0 degree at hub to circa 45 degrees at tip. Additionally, each static vane is attached to the shroud via a third member that extends axially, thereby allowing an axial offset between shroud and static vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SDMO INDUSTRIES
    Inventor: Marcel Briand
  • Patent number: 9618010
    Abstract: A fan system may generate an air flow during use. In various implementations, a fan system may include a fan and an orifice. The orifice may include a converging section, a diverging section, and a minimum radius section disposed between the converging section and the diverging section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Kapil Das Sahu, Robert B. “Dutch” Uselton
  • Patent number: 9498850
    Abstract: The structural case has an annular body having a central axis and including a plurality of boss sections circumferentially interspaced from one another around the axis by a plurality of arcuate panel sections, each panel section having: two parallel arcuate structural flange members being axially interspaced from one another; a sheet metal wall extending between and interconnecting the two flange members; and at least one rib having an edge welded to the sheet-metal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: David Denis, Andreas Eleftheriou, David Harold Menheere
  • Patent number: 9233386
    Abstract: A modified version of an induction nozzle having a central “see-through” passive zone protects the induction ports from crosswind disruption. Modified features include: (i) a full-length wind band extending below the induction port inlets; (ii) multiple full-length mounting brackets, which impede circumferential crosswind flow around the nozzle; (iii) a transverse induction port separation plate, orthogonal to the centerlines of the induction ports; and (iv) elimination of one induction port opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Dyna-Tech Sales Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Mornan, Frank J. Beitz
  • Patent number: 9228594
    Abstract: An airflow passage structure is applied to a fan. The airflow passage structure includes a sidewall and an airflow channel. The sidewall has uneven thickness. The airflow channel is defined by an inner surface of the sidewall, and includes a channel entrance and a channel exit. The channel exit is in communication with an airflow inlet of the fan. The diameter of the airflow channel is non-uniformly distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Po-Hao Yu, Shir-Harn Yeh, Yi-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9228319
    Abstract: A cooling device includes: a cooling fan; a shroud provided at an outer circumferential side of the cooling fan; an inner circumferential wall provided on the shroud and adjacent to the outer circumference of the cooling fan; and an outer circumferential wall provided to surround the inner circumferential wall. An air-flow-direction downstream side end of the outer circumferential wall is positioned at a further downstream position in an air flow direction than an air-flow-direction downstream side end of the inner circumferential wall. An air-flow-direction downstream side end of the cooling fan is positioned at a further downstream position than the air-flow-direction downstream side end of the inner circumferential wall. A ratio between a length of the outer circumferential wall and a length of the inner circumferential wall in the air flow direction is 1.07 or more and 1.81 or less, and a width between the outer circumferential wall and the inner circumferential wall is 15 mm or more and 55 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Yabe, Hiroki Shinoda, Masahiro Ikeda, Tomoya Watanabe, Atsushi Kawano, Seiichi Fuchita, Yasuhiro Kusuyama, Teruyuki Matsuki
  • Patent number: 9169730
    Abstract: A fan rotor has a fan web and a plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart fan blades extending radially outwardly from an outer rim of the fan web. The outer rim is integrally connected to an inner rim through an axially facing web section. The web section has an inward concavature and extends aft of the center of gravity of the fan blades to shift the center of gravity of the hub rearwards while maintaining airfoil stress below critical levels. The rim section may have an inwardly projecting annular channel formed in a leading edge thereof and tuned to the 2M3ND mode of the fan hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventor: Barry Barnett
  • Patent number: 9109462
    Abstract: A fan case of a gas turbine engine includes a fan blade containment section defined about an engine axis and a plurality of helical ribs adjacent to the fan blade containment section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel L. Suciu, Allan R. Penda, Christopher M. Dye, Jason Elliott
  • Patent number: 9067676
    Abstract: A convertible helicopter ring member includes a ring member and a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism orients the ring member substantially in-plane with a tail rotor of a helicopter during a first mode of helicopter operation and orients the ring member substantially off-plane with the tail rotor of the helicopter during a second mode of helicopter operation that is different from the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: J. Donn Hethcock, Mark E. Dreier, Dudley Smith, Robert Lee Robinson
  • Patent number: 9057379
    Abstract: A blower fan includes an impeller centered on a central axis, a motor portion arranged to rotate the impeller about the central axis, and a housing arranged to accommodate the impeller. The housing includes a lower plate portion arranged to cover a lower side of the impeller and a side wall portion arranged to cover a side of the impeller. The lower plate portion is preferably made of, for example, a steel sheet. The side wall portion is preferably made of, for example, a resin. A lower end portion of the side wall portion and an edge portion of the lower plate portion are preferably joined to each other through insert molding. An outer circumferential cut surface of the lower plate portion is arranged in contact with the side wall portion at a joint between the lower end portion of the side wall portion and the edge portion of the lower plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Nidec Corporation
    Inventors: Takaya Otsuki, Toshikazu Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 9051942
    Abstract: A fan with a fluid diversion mechanism includes a fan frame structure and a vane wheel, and the fan frame structure has a containing space, an air inlet and an air outlet, and the fan frame structure includes a coaming plate having a plurality of diversion components, and an opening formed at any one of the diversion components and arranged in a direction towards the air inlet, and the vane wheel is installed in the containing space of the fan frame structure, so that when the vane wheel is operated, air current produced by vanes of the fan guides the air current entered from the diversion component to an external side of a retaining platform which is a leeward side, and the air current has an effective coverage for blowing a desired heat source and improves the overall airflow and air pressure of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: ENERMAX TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yen-Wen Su
  • Publication number: 20150147171
    Abstract: Implementations of an enhanced axial air mover system address various issues such as drying performance, transportability, storage, use, and assembly. Some implementations include ergonomic positioning of a carrying handle relative to positioning of a fan-assembly to make the system easier to carry. Enclosures with variable diameter profiles increase air flow performance. A floor edge allows for flush positioning of the air mover's outlet to improve flow of air. Various supports and engagement members allow for horizontal and/or vertical engagement of a plurality of the air movers for storage or increased air moving capacity for a given application. An alignment guide assists with positioning of the air mover with respect to a room wall to enhance air flow within the room. A cord retaining system provides an enhanced approach for securing the air mover's electrical cord. Grill guards have slotted ends to assist with assembly of the air mover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Grant L. Reuter
  • Publication number: 20150147170
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular fan unit of a diagonal and/or axial fan. According to the invention, the modular fan unit has a housing that has been provided with an inlet opening and an outflow opening. The housing accommodates a fan, whereby the fan can be an axial fan or a radial fan. In any case, the fan conveys the air at least in the axial direction. The housing is divided perpendicularly to the middle axis (X-X) of the fan into at least two housing halves that are joined to each other, namely, the motor holding part and the air inlet part. The housing forms a chamber in which the blades of the fan are accommodated so as to rotate around the axis (X-X) of the fan. Moreover, the housing has a circumferential edge area in the vicinity of which the housing has a thickness B extending in the axis direction (X-X) of the fan. The motor holding part has a dimension R as the maximum extension in the edge area in the axis direction (X-X) of the fan (150).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Heli
  • Publication number: 20150139795
    Abstract: In various implementations, a plug fan assembly may include a plug fan housing and a blower wheel. The plug fan housing may include angled corner(s) and/or a flared portion. The plug fan may be utilized in an air conditioning system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: LENNOX INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: H. Gene Havard, Jr., Bryan Smith, Miguel Montemayor
  • Publication number: 20150139778
    Abstract: Systems are provided for increasing the power to be extracted from a wind stream by a wind turbine, including placing a duct and nozzle system, or cluster of such systems, up-stream of the wind turbine. In certain embodiments, the nozzles are convergent and the blades of the wind turbine are embedded in a narrower cylinder thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Michael C. Fong
  • Publication number: 20150125324
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a rotary compressor for compressing a gaseous medium, comprising an impeller (2), a drive unit (3) and a magnetic coupling (4) comprising a rotating inner rotor (41), a rotating outer rotor (42) and a can (43), wherein the inner rotor (41) is connected to the impeller (2), wherein the impeller (2) comprises a continuous solid portion (25), wherein a first row (21) and a second row (22) of blades (23) are provided at the outer circumference of the solid portion (25) of the impeller, the first and second row of blades being separated by a circumferential middle wall (20), and wherein the blades (23) of the first row (21) are offset in circumferential direction relative to the blades (23) of the second row (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: EAGLEBURGMANN GERMANY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Timothy D. Sanford, Garrett Landry, Stephen Mccurdy, Ron Mcculloch, Glenn Schmidt, Michael Sattler, Norbert Gentz, Dieter Pfeil
  • Publication number: 20150118043
    Abstract: A shroud comprises a frame having a main opening delimited by a main wall and at least one secondary opening delimited by a secondary opening, for the passage of a cooling air flow; a ventilator mounting system associated with the frame to support the ventilator at the main opening; a panel for closing the secondary opening, connected to the frame and movable, by rotation, between a lowered position and a raised position; the shroud comprises a pin, defining the axis of rotation of the panel, extending through the secondary opening and having a first and a second end respectively connected to a first and a second section of the secondary wall, opposite each other, a pair of hooks being provided in the panel for connection to the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: SPAL Automotive S.r. l.
    Inventor: Alessandro Spaggiari
  • Patent number: 9010085
    Abstract: A turbofan engine has an engine case and a gaspath through the engine case. A fan has a circumferential array of fan blades. The engine further has a compressor, a combustor, a gas generating turbine, and a low pressure turbine section. A speed reduction mechanism couples the low pressure turbine section to the fan. A bypass area ratio is greater than about 6.0. The low pressure turbine section airfoil count to bypass area ratio ratio is below about 170.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Adams, Shankar S. Magge, Joseph B. Staubach, Wesley K. Lord, Frederick M. Schwarz, Gabriel L. Suciu
  • Publication number: 20150104303
    Abstract: A turbocharger for an internal combustion engine having a housing, an impeller arranged in the housing interior having an impeller shaft and being mounted in a bearing block, and an intermediate element between the impeller and the bearing block. The housing includes at least one flow channel for feeding or discharging a fluid to or from the impeller, and the intermediate element includes a wall section that delimits a least a section of at least one of the flow channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Jan VELTHUIS
  • Fan
    Patent number: 9004858
    Abstract: An annular nozzle for a ceiling fan includes an inner wall defining a bore having a bore axis, an outer wall extending about the inner wall, an air inlet for receiving an air flow, and an air outlet section extending between the inner wall and the outer wall. The air outlet section defines an air outlet for emitting the air flow. An interior passage extends about the bore axis for conveying the air flow to the air outlet. The air outlet section is configured to emit the air flow away from the bore axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Frederic Nicolas, Alan Howard Davis, James Robert Allan MacDonald
  • Patent number: 9004859
    Abstract: A casing treatment for a fan or compressor stage 10 of a gas turbine engine comprises circumferential grooves 16A, 16B, 16C, 16D and 16E which extend in a series disposed between the leading edges 20 and trailing edges 22 of blades 6 of a fan or compressor stage 10. The grooves 16 vary in depth d in order to optimise the stall margin of the fan or compressor stage 10 while preserving peak efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Shahrokh Shahpar, Ning Qin, Yibin Wang, Greg Carnie
  • Publication number: 20150098817
    Abstract: A ventilation assembly, particularly for a vehicle, has a cowl with a conduit for air flow. The conduit has a first portion and a second portion having a smaller diameter and a joining portion joining the first and second portions. A fan is disposed in the conduit. The fan has an impeller with a peripheral ring having a lip. An annular passage is formed between the ring and the conduit. The lip has a substantially frusto-conical shape; and the joining portion of the conduit has a substantially frusto-conical shape, with an inclination angle (?) at least approximately corresponding to that of the lip of the impeller. The inclination angle (?) is between 115° and 145°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Piergiorgio INNOCENTI
  • Publication number: 20150092342
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chassis, a circuit board, and a fan module. The chassis includes a side plate defining an opening. The circuit board is located inside the chassis and includes a first connector. The fan module includes a fan and a cage enclosing the fan. The fan includes a second connector. The cage includes a first receiving member. Two latch portions are formed on opposite ends of the first receiving member. Each latch portion includes at least one block. The latch portions are deformable to allow the fan module to be placed inside the chassis through the opening. The at least one block abutting against an inner surface of the side plate. The second connector of the fan is electrically coupled to the first connector of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEN-TANG PENG, XIAO-ZHENG LI
  • Patent number: 8992163
    Abstract: An impeller includes a hub, and a plurality of blades supported by the hub, the blades being arranged in at least two blade rows. The impeller has a deployed configuration in which the blades extend away from the hub, and a stored configuration in which at least one of the blades is radially compressed, for example by folding the blade towards the hub. The impeller may also have an operational configuration in which at least some of the blades are deformed from the deployed configuration upon rotation of the impeller when in the deployed configuration. The outer edge of one or more blades may have a winglet, and the base of the blades may have an associated indentation to facilitate folding of the blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Thoratec Corporation, The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mark W. McBride, Thomas M. Mallison, Gregory P. Dillon, Robert L. Campbell, David A. Boger, Stephen A. Hambric, Robert F. Kunz, James P. Runt, Justin M. Walsh, Boris Leschinsky
  • Patent number: 8992176
    Abstract: A detachable portable debris removal apparatus designed to attach to a shaft, such as a golf club. The apparatus includes a housing having an internal cavity containing a motor, a fan, and a power supply to operate said motor, turning the fan. The apparatus further includes a control switch to selectively turn the apparatus on and off. Two openings in the housing permit a flow of air through the internal cavity when the motor is operated. The apparatus further includes an attachment member configured to attach to a shaft. The attachment member can be integrated into the housing or attached to an outside surface of the housing. The apparatus can further include a collection assembly disposed within the internal cavity to collect debris drawn into the housing. The collection assembly can be optionally removable from the internal cavity, permitting the apparatus to function optionally as a blower or a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Terry L Haseman, Donald J Silvert, Daniel C Pierron
  • Patent number: 8985939
    Abstract: A serial fan frame assembly structure includes a first fan frame and a second fan frame. The first fan frame has a first and a second retainer, as well as a first and a second receiving slot; and the second fan frame has a first and a second receiving recess, as well as a first and a second post. The first and second retainer are configured for correspondingly engaging with the first and second recesses, while the first and second posts are configured for correspondingly engaging with the first and second receiving slots, so that the first and the second fan frame can be quickly assembled together in a manner capable of reducing vibration during the operation of a serial fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Guan-Chen Yin
  • Patent number: 8984855
    Abstract: A rotating inlet cowl for a turbine engine, having a rotation axis and for which the forward end is arranged to be eccentric relative to this rotation axis. Furthermore, a forward cone of the cowl is truncated by a truncation surface defining the forward end of the inlet cowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Mickael Delapierre, Herve Gignoux, Gael Loro, Sylvie Wintenberger
  • Publication number: 20150064002
    Abstract: A two-sided turbocharger compressor wheel and a housing forming a diffuser for the compressor. A first side and a second side of the compressor wheel are characterized by different values of a trim and of an annulus area. A first side of the diffuser surrounds the first side of the compressor wheel, and a second side of the diffuser surrounds the second side of the compressor wheel. The first and second sides of the diffuser are characterized by different annulus area ratios. The blades of the first and second sides of the compressor wheel are angularly offset from one another. The compressor wheel is configured for greater flow through the side of the compressor wheel that faces away from a related turbine wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Hua Chen, Annie Li, Michael Zhao, Wei Dai, Jose Luis Lazaro Bercianos, Vit Houst, Daniel Turecek, Vaclav Kares, Milan Nejedly, Michal Mokos
  • Patent number: 8967949
    Abstract: A sound-proofed helicocentrifugal fan includes a helicocentrifugal propeller associated with a motor, housed in a casing formed by a central piece and respective end pieces, which pieces are perforated with holes distributed over the entire surface except for the area around the propeller. A sound-absorbing blanket surrounds the casing, and an outer casing is disposed around the entire assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Soler & Palau Research, S.L.U.
    Inventor: Marius Gamissans Bou
  • Patent number: 8966895
    Abstract: A turbocharger assembly includes a center housing rotating assembly, which comprises a center housing, bearings housed in the center housing, a shaft rotatably supported in the bearings, and compressor and turbine wheels affixed to opposite ends of the shaft; an engine cylinder head and a housing member formed together as a one-piece integral structure, wherein the housing member defines a compressor volute that receives compressed air from the compressor wheel, a turbine volute for receiving exhaust gas from the engine, a turbine nozzle for directing exhaust gas from the turbine volute into the turbine wheel, and a turbine contour; a compressor contour plug that defines an axial inlet for the compressor and a compressor contour; and a wastegate unit operable for allowing exhaust gas to bypass the turbine wheel when the wastegate unit is open and preventing exhaust gas from bypassing the turbine wheel when the wastegate unit is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Marques, Jean-Jacques Laissus, Mani Palaniyappan, Alain Lombard, Quentin Roberts, Johann Kurtzmann, Aitor Herrera Celaya, Nicolas Serres
  • Fan
    Patent number: 8961109
    Abstract: A fan includes a frame, rotor supported by this frame and having a central hub and a number of blades and a drive mechanism for rotatably driving the rotor, in addition to a ring to which the end zones of the blades are connected. The ring is assembled from two part-rings of the same form which each include a circular strip of sheet material, the free ends of which are mutually connected to form the outer surface of a truncated cone, and a third part-ring which mutually connects the inner edges of the first two part-rings. The end zones of the blades are connected to the third part-ring. The ring has a diameter of more than about 1.50 m. The number of blades amounts to at least eight. The blades are hollow and include a framework structure which is provided with a skin connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bronswerk Heat Transfer B.V.
    Inventor: Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria Bertels
  • Patent number: 8961104
    Abstract: A turbomolecular pump includes a drag pump unit constituted with a rotational cylinder portion disposed at a rotor and a fixed cylinder (24) disposed via a gap on an outer circumferential side of the rotational cylinder portion. The fixed cylinder (24) includes: a cylinder upper portion (240a) locked to a base (1); and a cylinder lower portion (240b) connected to a discharge downstream side of the cylinder upper portion (240a) via a groove (243) formed so that a break occurs when the rotational cylinder portion (32) breaks and a broken rotational cylinder portion (32) collides with the fixed cylinder (24) subjecting the fixed cylinder (24) to a rotational torque working in a direction matching the direction in which the rotational cylinder portion (32) rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Masahito Kogame
  • Publication number: 20150050137
    Abstract: A blade (1) for a tail anti-torque device of a helicopter, said device comprising a ducted rotor (13). The blade (1) has an assembly of sections, a leading edge (2) and a trailing edge (3); a stacking line (4) of the profiles extending at a distance lying in the range 25% to 50% of the chord (C). The stacking line (4) presents a shape that is curved having successively from the root (5) to the end (6) of the blade a back sweep, a forward sweep, and a last back sweep; and a chord (C) that becomes larger going towards the end (6) of the blade (1) over at least the end profile (1a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Marc GERVAIS, Benoit GRESLE, Sebastein FINCK, Laurent SUDRE
  • Publication number: 20150044044
    Abstract: A turbine shroud for a gas turbine engine includes an annular metallic carrier, a ceramic blade track, and a cross-key connection formed between the annular metallic carrier and the ceramic blade track. The cross-key connection is formed between the annular metallic carrier and the ceramic blade track to locate the ceramic blade track relative to the annular metallic carrier. The cross-key connection includes a plurality of keys and a plurality of corresponding keyways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron D. Sippel, Ted J. Freeman, Joseph P. Lamusga, David J. Thomas