Propeller Fan Having Rotary Axis Perpendicular To Window Patents (Class 454/208)
  • Patent number: 10138145
    Abstract: An air/water advanced oxidation purification device includes a draft tube, a motor and at least one spiral partition plate. The spiral partition plate is fixed on an output shaft of the motor. The motor is supported in the draft tube and used for driving the spiral partition plate to rotate at uniform speed around the central axis of the draft tube and for driving air or water to enter into the draft tube. The spiral partition plate includes a plurality of miniature blades arranged along a radial direction of the spiral partition plate, each of the miniature blades includes a plurality of first and second protrusions continuously and staggered arranged along the radial direction and protruding towards two sides of the spiral partition plate, respectively. Air or water is purified through photo-catalytic advanced oxidation reaction or electro-catalytic oxidation-reduction reaction taken place on the surfaces of the spiral partition plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Meng Lin, Bin Lin, Xiaoduo Yu
  • Patent number: 10082305
    Abstract: The disclosure aims to provide a ventilator module with improved efficiency. The ventilator module employs the dual structure of fans includes a swirler fan and a suction fan, in which the swirler fan is disposed at the front side and the suction fan is disposed at the rear side of the swirler fan so that a swirl formed by the drive of the swirler fan forms a donut-like low pressure zone around an inlet, and a tornado is formed by rotating the donut-like low pressure zone by the drive of the suction fan thereby cause the air below swirler fan to ascend at high velocity so as to be suctioned and discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Hee Bum Oh
  • Patent number: 9366266
    Abstract: A reconfigurable grille for use in association with an axial fan, and a fan assembly including the reconfigurable grille. The reconfigurable grille includes a central hub, an outer rim, and a plurality of vanes each extending from the central hub to the outer rim. The plurality of vanes are configured to switch between at least a first configuration and a second configuration, for example, by a rotation of the central hub relative to the outer rim. The grille can further include a control element to switch the vanes between different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Rich Thrush, William Fiebel, Adam Sanchez, Christopher S. Kanel
  • Patent number: 9212668
    Abstract: A fan device includes a board defining an opening and a fan assembly pivotably received in the opening. The fan assembly includes a fan and a frame receiving the fan. The frame includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and two sidewalls. A front plate extends down and diagonally forward from a front side of the bottom wall. A resilient limiting member is formed on one of the sidewalls. When a bottom of the fan assembly is pivoted rearward to make the fan assembly slanting relative to the board, the front plate is abutted a front side of the board, and the limiting member is abutted a rear side of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: ShenZhen Treasure City Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Ping-Chuan Deng, An-Gang Liang, Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8007228
    Abstract: A wind guiding cover, mounted on a fan, includes a rotating ring and a plurality of slats. The rotating ring is pivoted to the fan, and has an opening for an air flow generated by the fan to pass through. The rotating ring has a weight portion for offsetting the center of gravity of the rotating ring and normally maintaining the rotating ring at a static equilibrium position. The slats are pivoted to the rotating ring and arranged at the opening. When the fan operates, the slats are lifted by the air flow to open the opening. When the fan stops operating, the slats cover the opening under the gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Chen-Ho Wang
  • Publication number: 20070243816
    Abstract: An appliance assembly that can provide multiple independently positionable appliances, such as fans. The appliance assembly includes a base support, a frame coupled to the base support, and a number of appliances each contained within an appliance housing. Each appliance housing is rotatably mounted to an outer gimbal such that it is rotatable about a first axis, and each outer gimbal is mounted to the frame such that it is rotatable about a second axis. The appliance assembly can provide two degrees of freedom for positioning each of the number of appliances. The frame, outer gimbals, and appliance housing can be formed in a variety of shapes. The appliance assembly can be used, for example, with any product where it is desirable to have multiple independently positionable assemblies, such as fans, speakers, microphones, lights, and heaters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: Kaz, Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Russak, Anthony DeMore, Steven Vordenberg, Anthony Lai, David Bossa, Shu Li
  • Patent number: 7083110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a window having ventilation equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Lidartech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Woo Kim, Sung Joo Cho
  • Patent number: 6579169
    Abstract: A window assembly comprises a frame into which is removably mounted a fan assembly. The fan assembly includes at least one fan mounted in an opening through a mounting plate. The mounting plate is removably secured to the window assembly by a screen, which is removably secured to the window frame. The inventive window assembly is particularly useful for existing glass block window and vent designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Bold Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Raymond Demark
  • Patent number: 6302782
    Abstract: An electric exhaust fan has generally conventional components and is normally mounted in a window pane in known manner. The fan has a door, consisting of two rotatably mounted shells 14 and 15, that closes off a front face 11 of the fan. The door is opened and closed by a motor 24 that has a drive gear 23. The drive gear 23 engages gearing 14A and 15A formed on respective side walls of the shells. Opposite side walls of the shells have gearing 14B and 15B that mesh with one another. Also, the door remains open, once it has been fully opened, without requiring to supply power to the motor 24 to keep the door open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventor: Chung Lun Yip
  • Patent number: 6193602
    Abstract: An air circulator unit with adjustable size is provided including a housing situated within a window frame. The housing includes a pair of halves each defining an interior space, an open front face and an open rear face. The housing further includes a length adjuster having a pair of ends coupled between the halves of the housing with a plurality of bellows formed therebetween for allowing the movement of the halves along a single axis. At least one fan unit is mounted within the interior space of each of the halves for directing air between the open faces of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Inventor: Anthony J. Aprea
  • Patent number: 6072119
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filtering device with a filter housing which can accept a filter mat, is covered with a lamella grid on the outlet side and is fitted in an aperture in a mounting wall. RF screening is attained without altering the structure of the filtering device in that the surface of the filter housing is electrically conductive and inserted in the aperture in the mounting plate via an electrically conductive contact frame. The contact frame is electrically connected to the filter housing and the aperture in the mounting plate and there is an electrically conductive screening grid inserted or mounted in the filter housing or between the latter and a fan which can be linked thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Walter Nicolai, Adam Pawlowski, Wolfgang Schuler, Heinrich Strackbein
  • Patent number: 5664996
    Abstract: A portable window fan including a housing having a bottom wall for mounting on a sill of a window with an open sash, a top wall for engaging the open sash, a rear wall defining a plurality of inlet openings, and a front wall defining three substantially aligned discharge openings spaced apart in a given direction substantially parallel to the top wall. Also included are three fan blades mounted within the housing, each fan blade arranged to produce air flow through a different one of the discharge openings; an electrical drive coupled to the fan blades and operative to induce rotation thereof; and a grill mechanism covering the discharge openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Duracraft Corporation
    Inventors: Jui-Shang Wang, Rodney Jane, John Longan, John M. Staton
  • Patent number: 5425671
    Abstract: A window fan which can easily installed in a window opening without requiring the use of extraneous tools or mounting hardware. In one embodiment, the window fan comprises a housing, the housing is generally box-like in shape and is dimensioned for use with virtually any double-hung window. Disposed within the housing is a fan unit comprising a motor and a propeller-like blade rotatably mounted on the motor. The top portion of the housing is shaped to include a lip and, in addition, is shaped to include an elongated, recessed tray which extends transversely below the lip. A C-shaped clip, having a tab adapted to engage the opposite side of a closed window, is movably mounted along the longitudinal axis of the tray and includes a pair of outwardly-extending, spring arms which arc adapted to matingly engage alternative, spaced-apart sets of grooves formed on opposing side walls of the tray for use in locking the clip at specific locations within the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Assignee: Holmes Products Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph M. Cunning
  • Patent number: 5297991
    Abstract: A combination portable electric floor and window fan is provided with louvered front and rear walls, end walls, a top surface having an upwardly-directed fixed-width V-shaped channel for receiving the lower portion of a frame or sash of a window when window-mounted, and bottom surfaces from which an elongate runner extends downwardly for engaging a window sill. The width and angle of the V-shaped channel accommodates window frames or sash of different thicknesses. The upper portions or legs of the V-shaped channel form handles for lifting and transporting the fan. Pivotally-mounted feet are confined totally within the sides of the runner when the runner is capable of sole bottom support of the fan on an outside portion of a window sill. The feet may be pivoted perpendicularly relative to the runner and the front and rear walls to support the fan either on a floor or by hooking onto an inside portion of a window sill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: The W. B. Marvin Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Barry W. Smith
  • Patent number: 5296678
    Abstract: The conventional sun visor of a vehicle is provided with a fan system including a heater for defrosting and defogging the vehicle windshield. The fan system includes a fan subassembly body mounted in an opening in the sun visor by a retainer subassembly including first and second retainer frames having flanges insertable into the fan subassembly body for securing it in the visor opening. First and second grills are mounted over the faces of the subassembly body by mechanical fasteners which extend through the body and retainer frames. An electric heating element is mounted on at least one of the grills for heating the airstream geneated by the fan of the fan subassembly. The fan and heating element are selectively powered by the vehicle electrical system through an on-off switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Inventor: Allen C. Schnorf
  • Patent number: 5215498
    Abstract: An affordable ventilation controller comprises a low cost and very stable carbon dioxide sensor and a remote-controlled louvered suction fan equipped with an air filter. The ventilation controller operates independently of any existing heating or cooling system that might be present in a closed room. The carbon dioxide sensor measures accurately the gas concentration level in parts-per-million (ppm's) as a ventilation index. When a predetermined ventilation index is exceeded indicative of bad ventilation, a remote-controlled suction fan equipped with a louver and an air filter is activated to draw in fresh air from the outside in order to regulate the CO.sub.2 concentration and provide good ventilation. However, if an exceedingly high concentration of CO.sub.2 is sensed, the controller inhibits the control signal to the suction fan, since such a high level might indicate the presence of a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: Gaztech International Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Y. Wong, John R. McGibbon