Having Means To Mount Pump And Motor In Working Position Patents (Class 417/423.15)
  • Patent number: 11873865
    Abstract: A tolerance ring including a substrate, and an overlying layer including at least one of a thermal enhancement layer and a retention layer, the thermal enhancement layer including at least one of i) Vickers hardness <400 VPM or ii) a thermal conductivity >100 W/m·K, the tolerance ring being adapted to provide at least one of a) a thermal transfer between the inner member and the outer member, b) a coefficient of friction between the retention layer and the outer member, ?1, and a coefficient of friction between the substrate and the outer member, ?2, and where ?1>?2, or c) a retention force, Rf, between the inner member and the outer member, and the assembly has an assembly force, Af, and where Rf>0.1 Af, wherein the tolerance ring includes a plurality of projections protruding radially inward or radially outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS RENCOL LIMITED
    Inventor: Llewelyn Pickering
  • Patent number: 11832700
    Abstract: A hair care appliance is provided. The hair care appliance includes a handle and a body coupled to the handle via a rotational hinge joint. The body can be movable via the rotational hinge joint between a straight configuration in which the body is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the handle and a bent configuration in which the body extends along an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the handle. A fluid flow path extends between an inlet in the handle and an outlet in the body. The hair care appliance can be operated with minimal loss of fluid flow in either the straight configuration and the bent configuration. The hair care appliance includes a fan assembly in the handle and a heater assembly in the body that are positioned to create a balanced center of mass of the hair care appliance when operated by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Adam Udy, Colby Jackson Higgins, Nicholas James Sardar, Richard Mathias, Stephen Murphy
  • Patent number: 11795968
    Abstract: A washer pump configured to suck liquid stored in a tank and configured to jet the liquid to a surface to be cleaned. The washer pump includes: a housing attached to the tank, an impeller rotatably provided in the housing, a motor rotating the impeller, a motor accommodating portion provided in the housing and accommodating the motor, a corner portion provided in the housing and disposed between the motor accommodating portion and the tank, and a respiratory hole provided between the motor accommodating portion and the corner portion. The respiratory hole communicating an inside of the motor accommodating portion with an outside thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Otani, Satoshi Ishikura
  • Patent number: 11690196
    Abstract: A fan frame structure includes a base portion and a wall portion. The base portion has at least one extension section vertically extended from an outer peripheral edge of the base portion, and the extension section has connecting sides. The wall portion is formed along the outer peripheral edge of the base portion through an insert molding process. The wall portion includes a plurality of wall segments connected to the connecting sides of the extension sections, and a clearance is formed between any two adjacent wall segments. With these arrangements, the base portion can better resist a wrapping force from the insert-molded wall portion to avoid deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components (China) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Qian
  • Patent number: 11668314
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes an internal housing having an outer internal housing, and an inner internal housing partially disposed within the outer internal housing. The inner internal housing defines an internal cavity, and has a curved exterior surface. Stator blades extend between the inner internal housing and the outer internal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Greenheck Fan Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Frank, Vijaya Kumar Kollipara, Shamus William Doran
  • Patent number: 11653737
    Abstract: A hair care appliance is provided. The hair care appliance includes a handle and a body coupled to the handle via a rotational hinge joint. The body can be movable via the rotational hinge joint between a straight configuration in which the body is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the handle and a bent configuration in which the body extends along an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the handle. A fluid flow path extends between an inlet in the handle and an outlet in the body. The hair care appliance can be operated with minimal loss of fluid flow in either the straight configuration and the bent configuration. The hair care appliance includes a fan assembly in the handle and a heater assembly in the body that are positioned to create a balanced center of mass of the hair care appliance when operated by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Colby Jackson Higgins, Adam Udy, Stephen Murphy, Stephan James Godden, Richard Mathias, Nicholas James Sardar
  • Patent number: 11585356
    Abstract: A motor vehicle pump arrangement includes a pumping unit having engagement steps, and a mounting arrangement which mounts the pumping unit to a motor vehicle mounting structure which corresponds to the pumping unit. The mounting arrangement includes a vibration-decoupling body having a ring shape, and a clip retainer which is attached to the vibration-decoupling body. The vibration-decoupling body radially surrounds the pumping unit, supports the pumping unit, and is attachable to the motor vehicle mounting structure. The clip retainer axially retains the pumping unit. The clip retainer includes a retainer frame which extends in a transversal pumping unit plane and which is axially supported by the vibration-decoupling body, and retainer arms which axially project from the retainer frame. Each of the retainer arms engages a respective one of the corresponding engagement steps of the pumping unit so as to axially retain the pumping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Findeisen, Wolfgang Zacher
  • Patent number: 11466690
    Abstract: A water cooling radiator with a heat conducting plate of full-injection-molding closed heat radiation structure, including a surface cover, a motor, a main chamber provided with a motor mounting groove and a water cooling liquid inlet/outlet, an impeller arranged at the bottom of the main chamber, a turbine housing provided at the bottom of the impeller, and a heat radiation baseplate provided with an upper baseplate and a lower baseplate. A motor transmission seat is arranged in the motor mounting groove, and the bottom of the impeller is provided with fan blades. The bottom of the upper baseplate is provided with a throttling plate connected with the upper baseplate in a limiting contact manner through a throttling plate limiting groove, and the throttling plate is provided with a throttling plate through hole. The bottom of the lower baseplate is inlaid and connected with a metal bottom heat radiation plate insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Ganglong Fan
  • Patent number: 10808697
    Abstract: A pump assembly and a method for cooling the same are disclosed. The pump assembly includes a pump, a controller, and a driven electric motor. The pump and the electric motor are on opposing axial sides of the controller. The assembly also has a heat conductive plate positioned between the pump and the controller that conducts heat from the controller. A transfer passage is provided for receiving pressurized fluid output from the pump and to direct the fluid along and in contact with the heat conductive plate to conduct heat therefrom into the pressurized fluid. An outlet passage communicates with the assembly outlet to discharge the pressurized fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Stackpole International Engineered Products, Ltd.
    Inventors: Liping Wang, Richard Muizelaar
  • Patent number: 9291168
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a thin fan comprises the steps of: providing a plastic material containing a plurality of metal particles; molding the plastic material into a housing; removing a part of a surface of the housing to form a circuit layout area at the housing; and forming a metal layer in the circuit layout area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Yuan Chang, Han-Pei Wang, Cheng-Chieh Liu, Wen-Ping Teng
  • Patent number: 9181958
    Abstract: A hydrostatic apparatus is disclosed. The hydrostatic apparatus comprises a pump, an input shaft, a fan and a fan shroud. The pump comprises a housing, an end cap, a first end and a second end. The input shaft extending from the first end and the second end of the pump. The fan is attached to one end of the input shaft. The fan shroud is also attached to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Thomas Kopel, Thomas A. Roth, Thomas P. Gavin, B. Keith Harshman, Bryce E. Steenburg, Raymond Hauser, Lonnie E. Holder
  • Patent number: 9039394
    Abstract: A ceiling fan includes a suspending part fixed to a ceiling and a ceiling fan body suspended via the suspending part. The ceiling fan body has a plurality of horizontally-provided blades, a motor that rotates the blades, a shaft protruding from an upper side of the motor, and a joint part that is fixed to an upper side of the shaft and is connected to the suspending part. The joint part is detachable from the suspending part and is provided with a suspension detecting part extending from the joint part to the suspending part. The suspension detecting part detecting an energized state between the suspending part and the joint part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyohiko Iwamoto, Tetsuji Kawazu
  • Patent number: 9033684
    Abstract: A ventilating fan comprises a ventilating fan body, a ventilating fan mounting member, and a power supply case. A power supply wire disposed in the ventilating fan body to be connected to a blower is provided with an internal terminal at a leading end of the power supply wire. The power supply case projects from the power supply opening to be located outside the cylinder of the ventilating fan mounting member, and is fixed to the ventilating fan mounting member from the indoor side. An external terminal is mounted on an indoor side of the power supply case. An external electric wire for supplying electric power to the ventilating fan is connected with the external terminal in the power supply case, and the internal terminal is connected with the external terminal, so that the connection operation becomes simpler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Min Long, Bodong Zhong, Ryuuma Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9036348
    Abstract: A heat dissipating module includes a housing, a first fan and a second fan. The housing has a partition. The first fan is disposed at a side of the partition, and the second fan is disposed at the other side of the partition. The second fan has a plurality of wind deflectors, which are disposed higher than the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Yung-Ching Huang
  • Patent number: 8992190
    Abstract: A reservoir is in a bottomed tubular shape and located in a fuel tank. A lid member closes an opening of the reservoir. A pump unit discharges fuel stored in the reservoir to an exterior of the fuel tank. The pump unit is supported by a holding portion of the lid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Kyosan Denki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Okazono, Shinobu Oikawa, Hironobu Oki
  • Patent number: 8985969
    Abstract: A magnetic-drive coupling pump configuration including an attachment/detachment mechanism allowing simple and reliable positioning and fixation is provided. Thrust-direction positioning and radial-direction positioning are achieved, respectively, by surface contact of a convex portion of a pump unit (10) inserted up to a predetermined position in a concave portion (31) of a drive motor unit (30), and contact between an outer circumferential surface of the convex portion (11) and an inner circumferential surface of the concave portion (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Hoshi, Shogo Nakashima, Tatsuya Hidaka, Takeshi Okubo, Youko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8967983
    Abstract: A system for constructing an axial blower comprising an essentially circular-cylindrical blower pipe configured about a center axis and an inner pipe serving as motor case; and presenting several mounting options for mounting of motor drives to the effect that it is possible to mount motor drives extending rearwards relative to the inner pipe and motor drives extending primarily within the inner pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Novenco A/S
    Inventor: Lars Verner Kampf
  • Patent number: 8961152
    Abstract: Portable battery-operated fan comprises a two-part base of which the lower part can be detached to allow the fan to stand on its own or attached to permit the fan to be placed in a cup or bottle holder. A facsimile of an element of sports apparatus such as a golf ball, basketball, or bowling pin is pivotally attached to the fan and provides a mounting place for a DC motor which is driven by a battery in the lower base. A shrouded fan is attached to an end or a side of the sports apparatus facsimile so as to provide cooling air flow on demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Cynthia Wark, Justin James Paul Bennett
  • Patent number: 8960237
    Abstract: A fuel tank installation comprising: a fuel tank for holding fuel, the fuel tank comprising a fuel tank wall formed with a hole; a fuel pump assembly fitted into the hole in the fuel tank wall with an inner part of the fuel pump assembly protruding from an inner side of the hole and an outer part of the fuel pump assembly protruding from an outer side of the hole; a cage surrounding the outer part of the fuel pump assembly; and a mounting piece which attaches both the cage and the fuel pump assembly to the fuel tank wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limted
    Inventor: David Leighton
  • Publication number: 20150044078
    Abstract: In one aspect, a pump for moving air includes an inlet, an outlet, an outer housing adapted to couple to an inflatable device, and an inner housing located within the outer housing. An air conduit is defined between the inner housing and the outer housing. A motor is at least partly positioned within the inner housing, and a plurality of vanes are positioned within the air conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robert B. Chaffee
  • Publication number: 20150013245
    Abstract: An air mixing system includes a building superstructure having an open space therein and an attic. An air mixing unit mounted to the ceiling draws air from the open space and the attic, mixes the air and discharges the mixed air outwards from the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: VALCO COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventor: Philip E. RISSER
  • Patent number: 8926295
    Abstract: A compressor includes a closed container and a compression element that are welded together at least three welding points. The closed container has a suction port with a suction tube fitted to the suction port of the closed container with the suction tube being arranged and configured to suck a refrigerant gas, and the suction tube has a central axis that lies in a plane which is orthogonal to the central axis of the closed container and that passes through the suction port. The welding points are arranged such that straight lines connecting all combinations of any two of the welding points are neither parallel to the central axis of the suction tube nor perpendicular to the central axis of the suction tube, to reduce vibrations of the suction tube that occur when vibrations of the motor are transmitted to the closed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Yanagisawa, Kouki Morimoto, Takehiro Kanayama
  • Publication number: 20140369867
    Abstract: A blower for use to provide combustion air to a fire (e.g., to assist in the lighting of a fire). The blower may include a cylindrical housing having an inlet opening and an outlet opening with a bore extending between the inlet and the outlet. A fan and power source may be provided to induce air flow from the inlet opening and through the bore such that air is expelled from the outlet opening. The outlet air exiting the outlet opening may travel in a direction substantially parallel with a central axis of the cylindrical housing. The blower may be supported by an infinitely adjustable flexible member that may be manipulated to position the blower with respect to the fire to provide outlet air to the fire. The flexible member may be engaged with a clip to attach the blower to a structure adjacent to the fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Bruce Prior, George Prior
  • Patent number: 8899941
    Abstract: A technique is provided for pumping fluid in subsea applications. A self-contained pumping module is created by mounting a pumping unit on a skid that can be lowered to a sea floor. The skid comprises a support structure designed to hold the pumping unit in a desired orientation, such as an inclined orientation with respect to a base of the skid. The self-contained nature of the pumping module facilitates deployment to a sea floor/retrieval from the sea floor to enable use of the pumping module in a variety of subsea applications with reduced complexity and cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Wilson, Leonel Ruiz Contreras, Kevin T. Scarsdale
  • Patent number: 8894382
    Abstract: A handheld blower apparatus includes a housing (2), an axial blower (6) which conveys air through a blower tube (7), and an electric drive motor (4). The drive motor (4) has a rotor (22) and a stator (21) and rotatably drives a drive shaft (16) and at least one fan wheel (23) of the axial blower (6). A simple construction results when the drive shaft (16) is rotatably mounted in the housing (2), when the rotor (22) of the drive motor (4) is connected to the drive shaft (16) in a rotatably fixed manner and the stator (21) of the drive motor (4) is rotatably mounted on the drive shaft (16). The stator (21) is supported relative to the housing (2) to prevent rotation and can tilt in a limited manner relative to the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Binder
  • Publication number: 20140313667
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body and a number of fan modules. The main body defines a number of vents in a top of the main body. The fan modules are mounted to the top of the main body. Each fan module includes a housing and a fan. The housing includes a side plate defining an opening aligned with the vents. A stop plate is pivotably connected to a first end of the opening, and is operable to cover the opening. The fan is mounted in the housing, and is near a second end of the opening opposite to the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHENG-HSIU YANG
  • Patent number: 8858198
    Abstract: A hydrostatic apparatus is disclosed. The hydrostatic apparatus comprises a pump, an input shaft, a fan and a fan shroud. The pump comprises a housing, an end cap, a first end and a second end. The input shaft extending from the first end and the second end of the pump. The fan is attached to one end of the input shaft. The fan shroud is also attached to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Thomas Kopel, Thomas A. Roth, Thomas P. Gavin, B. Keith Harshman, Bryce E. Steenburg, Raymond Hauser, Lonnie E. Holder
  • Patent number: 8851863
    Abstract: An improved booster for use in piped fluid systems includes a motor, a fan wheel and a hermetically sealed tank assembly. Fluids enter the tank assembly through an inlet and are compressed within the tank assembly by a rotating fan wheel, before leaving the tank assembly through an outlet, which may be aligned in a plurality of angular configurations. The motor is powered by a versatile electrical connection which enters the tank assembly through a connector that maintains the hermetically sealed condition in the tank assembly, and can accommodate power of any voltage or frequency. The incremental pressure gain provided by the booster may be controlled by modifying the speed of the rotating fan wheel, and a sled assembly provides structural support and positional alignment for portions of the tank assembly when the booster system is opened for access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Etter Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Etter, Jon G. Moore, Patrick M. Hale
  • Patent number: 8851122
    Abstract: The aircraft includes: a fuel tank panel; a fuel pump bell, the bell being fastened to the panel; and a metal support arranged so that the bell is fastened to the panel entirely via the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Alexis Courpet, Thomas Barre, Matthieu Biteau, Olivier Bourbon, Cedric Sable, Jean-Marc Roques
  • Patent number: 8827658
    Abstract: A ceiling fan includes a motor which rotates a plurality of blades, a shaft projecting from the motor, a pipe connected to an upper end of the shaft and which hangs from a ceiling surface, and a connecting rod for connecting the pipe and the shaft with each other via through holes formed in the pipe and the shaft, respectively. The ceiling fan also includes a displacement-correspondence tool which is displaced or which detects a displacement amount in correspondence with a relative positional displacement amount between the shaft and the pipe, and a power source control tool which controls energization to the motor in accordance with the displacement of the displacement-correspondence tool or the detected displacement amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kiminobu Yamamoto, Tetsuji Kawazu, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Kiyohiko Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 8827664
    Abstract: A ceiling fan motor (10) is disclosed which is coupled to a motor adapter (14) which in turn is coupled to a downrod (12) and motor housing (13). The motor adapter 14 has a downrod receiver (45), a motor shaft receiver (46), and three mounting arms (47). The downrod receiver is defined by a tubular cylindrical wall (52) which has a first set screw hole (58) and a threaded, second set screw hole (59) which are aligned with downrod set screw holes (60). The cylindrical wall includes ridges (61) which are positioned on either side of the second set screw hole (59). A threaded set screw (62) extends through the first set screw hole, through the downrod set screw holes, and threaded into the second set screw hole. The threaded set screw has a head (63) with a tapered portion (64) which abuts the downrod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Kareema A. McCloud, Brian H. Friedman
  • Patent number: 8801406
    Abstract: A blower including a blower volute, a blower motor, and a fan wheel. The blower motor is disposed at the top of the blower volute. The fan wheel is disposed inside the blower volute and connected to the blower motor. The blower volute comprises an air inlet, an air outlet, a cover body, and a bottom cover. A plurality of installation parts is disposed at an outer side of the cover body. The bottom cover and the cover body are embedded with each other and welded together or stuck together. The blower has a simple connection structure, high generality, friendly installation, and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Chuping Lu, Xiongcheng Wang, Sanzeng Liang
  • Patent number: 8784075
    Abstract: A ventilation device is disclosed including a fan capable of being driven rotationally by an open electric motor which is firmly attached to a support intended for fixing said ventilation device, the fan having a plurality of blades which are distributed regularly around a bowl inside which there are arranged internal ribs capable of ventilating the open electric motor. Notably, the support includes a central part which is connected in a substantially sealed manner to at least one peripheral portion of the open electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stéphane Moreau, Manuel Henner, Bruno Demory
  • Patent number: 8777587
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for a ram air turbine includes a hydraulic pump having a high pressure fluid outlet port, a housing, a pivot post arranged to pass through the housing and defining a mechanical pivot relative to the housing about an axis, a transfer tube positioned between the high pressure fluid outlet port of the hydraulic pump and a port in the housing for the high pressure fluid outlet path, and seal elements positioned at or near opposite ends of the transfer tube. A fluid inlet path and a high pressure fluid outlet path pass through the housing and the pivot post. The transfer tube has a crowned end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: David Everett Russ, Magdy A. Kandil, Doren C. Smith
  • Patent number: 8776293
    Abstract: In one aspect, a pump for moving air includes an inlet, an outlet, an outer housing adapted to couple to an inflatable device, and an inner housing located within the outer housing. An air conduit is defined between the inner housing and the outer housing. A motor is at least partly positioned within the inner housing, and a plurality of vanes are positioned within the air conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Robert B. Chaffee
  • Publication number: 20140178222
    Abstract: A fan holder includes at least one frame, a first lateral plate, and a second lateral plate. The frame has a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to each other, and the first side surface and the second side surface respectively have a positioning member and a slot. Each frame can be selectively combined with each other through the first side surface and the second side surface. The first lateral plate has a positioning trough, and the second lateral plate has a stopper. The first lateral plate and the second lateral plate are detachably disposed on the first side surface and the second side surface respectively. The positioning member is interlocked with the positioning trough, and the stopper is inserted in the slot. The fan is disposed in the fan holder, and the fan holder is fixed to a case of an electronic device, so as to provide an air flow to cool the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih Jen Hou, Chi Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8757990
    Abstract: A blower fan including a motor having a rotating shaft, a bracket, a fan housing having a cavity, a fan wheel, and fan blades. The motor is disposed on the fan housing via the bracket. An extended portion of the rotating shaft extends into the cavity of the fan housing and connects with the fan wheel. The fan blades are disposed on the rotating shaft and between the motor and the fan housing. On the casing of the motor is disposed with air vents. The bracket forms an annular side wall. A cavity is formed inside the annular side wall. The annular side wall is outfitted with air outlets which are connected with the cavity of the annular side wall and the fan blades are disposed in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Ping Lu, Miao Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140147313
    Abstract: A fan device includes a board defining an opening, a fan assembly, and a fastener. Two installation pieces extend from the board at opposite sides of the opening, one of which defines a first through hole. The fan assembly is pivotably mounted between the installation pieces, and includes a fan and a frame receiving the fan. The frame includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and two sidewalls. One of the sidewalls adjacent to the installation piece defining the first through hole defines a first threaded hole. When the fan assembly is pivoted to allow the first through hole to align with the first threaded hole, the fastener extends through the first through hole and then is engaged in the first threaded hole, to make the fan assembly slant relative to the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: PING-CHUAN DENG, AN-GANG LIANG, ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Patent number: 8734135
    Abstract: An electric air pump has a pumping assembly, an outer bracket and an inlet plate. The pumping assembly has a casing. The outer bracket is connected pivotally to the pumping assembly and has a faceplate mounted pivotally on an open top of the casing of the pumping assembly and selectively hermetically contacting a top annular edge of an open top of the casing. A locking hole is defined through the faceplate. The inlet plate is mounted securely in the casing, located between the casing and the outer bracket and has a resilient locking hook selectively hooking in the locking hole of the outer bracket. The electric air pump is capable of inflating and deflating an inflatable product without cooperating with external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Zhe Jiang Hong Zhu Plastic Hardware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jing-Hong Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140141708
    Abstract: A ventilation system includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet to facilitate air flow, a fan coupled within the housing, a filter removably coupled within the housing and a litter box coupled to the housing. In implementations the ventilation system defines a flow direction for air exiting the litter box and the fan is positioned prior to the filter in the flow direction. In implementations an adhesive element having an opening is coupled to the bottom of the housing and the opening is aligned with the inlet, and a transparent coupler is coupled to the adhesive element, the transparent coupler blocking at least one vent of the litter box and the transparent coupler having an opening aligned with the inlet. In implementations the ventilation system defines substantially only a single flow direction for the air flow, the flow direction being in an upwards direction from the litter box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: DNKB, INC.
    Inventor: Dwayne Anthony Baker
  • Publication number: 20140134009
    Abstract: A mounting assembly comprising a rigid connector structure configured to attach an air-regulating plate of an air-mover unit to an enclosure of the air-mover unit, wherein the air-regulating plate is in an air-flow pathway of air-moving elements of the air-mover unit. The assembly also comprises a flexible connector structure, wherein at least part of the flexible connector structure is held in-between a plate-mounting portion of the air-regulating plate and an enclosure-mounting portion of the enclosure by the rigid connector structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: LENNOX INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Wojcieson
  • Patent number: 8714947
    Abstract: An air compressor is provided. The air compressor includes a compression mechanism including a cylinder to generate compressed air, a motor provided to drive the compression mechanism, an inverter board including an inverter to control a rotation of the motor, two elongated tanks provided to store the compressed air generated by the cylinder, and a fan rotated by the motor to supply cooling air. The tanks are arranged below the cylinder and the motor, and the inverter board is arranged between the cylinder and the tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Asai
  • Patent number: 8708674
    Abstract: A modular compressor assembly comprises a common motor assembly, an impeller, a blower housing and an engagement mechanism. The common motor assembly includes a stator housing containing a stator assembly and having a rotor magnet rotatably disposed therewithin. The impeller is mounted to and rotatable with the rotor magnet. The blower housing is selectable from among a plurality of blower housings each having a different cross-sectional geometry. The engagement mechanism is formed on the stator housing and/or the blower housing and allows interchangeable mounting of different blower housing configurations to the common motor assembly in order to achieve varying flow characteristics of the compressor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: CareFusion 212, LLC
    Inventor: Leslie Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20140086270
    Abstract: A blower apparatus includes a blower casing; an elastic member for mounting a mounting portion that projects on an outer circumferential portion of the blower casing, to a blower support member disposed on the inlet side of the mounting portion; and a flange portion provided on the inlet side of the mounting portion. At least three elastic members are disposed in the same plane that is almost orthogonal to a rotation shaft, and adhesion surfaces are provided on both ends, in the rotation shaft direction, of each elastic member. The mounting portion is fixed to one of the adhesion surfaces, and the blower support member is fixed to the other of the adhesion surfaces. The flange portion is provided so as to oppose the blower support member through a gap having a thickness less than a thickness, in the rotation shaft direction, of the elastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Funaoka, Takayuki Nakayama, Tomohiro Kyoto
  • Patent number: 8657591
    Abstract: An engine pump assembly (1), particularly a main coolant pump, composed of a housing (4) of a rotary pump with delivery elements arranged therein, a heat barrier part (6), a motor part (5) which drives the delivery elements, and force transmitting connecting elements (7) between a housing flange (8) of the housing (4) of the rotary pump and a flange (21) of the engine part (5). For faster and more reliable assembly and disassembly, the housing flange (8) is provided with receptacles (12) over at least half of its periphery for the arrangement of screw heads (13, 15) of the connecting elements (7), which screw heads (13, 15) are held in a bayonet-like manner in the receptacles (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: KSB Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Harald Hartmann, Uwe Bruhns, Ralf Graber, Bernhard Brecht, Juergen Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 8651831
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a suspension spring and snubber arrangement for reducing transmitted noise from a reciprocating compressor at ?-octave frequency band of 500 Hz and preventing the occurrence of resonance frequency during the reciprocating compressor operation, the arrangement comprising: the suspension spring having a plurality of coils and two opposing open ends; at least one snubber for maintaining the integrity and shape of the suspension spring and for preventing displacement of the suspension spring from their intended position; wherein at least one open end of the suspension spring is loosely fitted over the at least one snubber; and further wherein an internal diameter of the suspension spring is larger than a outer diameter of the snubber so that a gap is defined between the suspension spring and the snubber for minimizing physical contact between the suspension spring and the snubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Refrigeration Devices Singapore Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Akio Yagi, Kar Hoe Chan, Hideki Kawai, Hiroshi Sasano, Chew Thong Khoo
  • Publication number: 20140037478
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ventilating fan including a ventilating fan body provided with a motor, a frame having ventilating air outlets, and fan blades, an adapter and an electric element box. The ventilating air outlets include a top air outlet provided on a top face of the frame of the ventilating fan and a side air outlet provided on a side face of the frame of the ventilating fan which are communicated with each other. The adapter is provided with a raised structure adapted to the ventilating air outlet. With this structure, the height of the ventilating fan is reduced while air volume is ensured, so that the ventilating fan is adapted to be mounted onto various ceilings, and the cost can be saved while mounting of the adapter is simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicants: PANASONIC CORPORATION, PANASONIC ECOLOGY SYSTEMS GUANGDONG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongjian Yuan, Guangmin Zeng, Liang Tian, Yasuhiro Suzuki
  • Fan
    Patent number: 8616859
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fan, particularly for cooling an internal combustion engine of a vehicle, having an attachment unit, an electric drive motor, and a fan wheel rotating about the fan axis, wherein the attachment unit has a frame, from which bars protrude that cross through an air opening, said bars carrying an attachment element serving to attach the drive motor. The invention proposes that each of the bars (6) have a cross-sectional contour, wherein at least one cross bar (18) extending laterally in the direction of the fan axis (9) is configured between end regions (14, 15) of the bar (6) extending in the direction of the fan axis (9), defining a bar width (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Kroeg, Klaus Weickenmeier, Klaus Linnenbrock, Thomas Helming
  • Patent number: 8602751
    Abstract: A transfer pump includes a motor that attaches to a manifold with a motor mount that seals a top end of the manifold. The motor mount includes a tubular portion that extends into and threadably engages the manifold, to cooperatively define a channel therethrough. The manifold includes a plurality of inlet ports arranged generally in an annular pattern. An inner cylinder attaches to the manifold from below, disposed radially inward from the inlet ports, and a pressure cylinder attaches to the manifold, disposed radially outward from the inlet ports. The pressure cylinder includes a foot valve. A pump shaft extends from the motor, through the channel, and into the pressure cylinder. A large piston with a check valve is attached to the distal end of the shaft, and a small piston disposed in the inner cylinder is attached at an intermediate location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: International Pump Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Courier
  • Patent number: 8579602
    Abstract: An exhaust fan has an annular exhaust duct, a fan wheel, and a drive motor inside the core of the exhaust duct, and not inside the annular passage for the exhaust fluid. The exhaust duct has a tubular window frame extending between the inner and outer walls of the exhaust duct and creating service windows for a worker to reach in an de-couple the driver motor from both a bracket for its mount and also from the fan wheel. Temporary locking mechanisms actuated from reaching through the service windows removably hold the fan wheel to the exhaust duct while the drive motor is de-coupled and removed. The exhaust fan further includes self-centering mechanical connections between the drive motor and fan wheel so that the fan wheel does not have to be removed to be re-balanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Loren Cook Company
    Inventors: Rickey W. Jennings, Nicholas T. Bouray, Bradley F. Skidmore