Having Both Inlet And Outlet Airways Patents (Class 454/237)
  • Patent number: 10678271
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are provided for a portable mass airflow (MAF) training module configured to simulate an air intake into an internal combustion engine. An in-line blower draws an airflow through an air filter by way of a first air duct and a second air duct. A throttle assembly is coupled between the first air duct and the second air duct. The throttle assembly includes a throttle plate that may be rotated to regulate the airflow. The power output of the in-line blower is variable to simulate the air intake of various sizes of the internal combustion engine. A MAF sensor and a duct velocity sensor are configured to provide airflow information. The portable MAF training module enables a practitioner to select a desired throttle setting and observe a resultant mass airflow through the portable MAF training module that is measured by the MAF sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: K&N Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Mac McClanahan, Steve Williams, Joel Valles
  • Patent number: 10525960
    Abstract: A brake unit having a container which serves for accommodating working fluid and which is arranged with at least one connector piece in a receiving bore and which is sealed off by a sealing element which extends radially around the connector piece. In order to offer a simple, inexpensive and pressure-tight interface between connector piece in a receiving bore, it is proposed that a form fit transversely with respect to the direction of the longitudinal axis of the connector piece is formed by a displacement of the material of the sealing element during the installation of the connector piece in the receiving bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Sascha Gerber, Stephan Krebs, Horst Krämer, Harald König, Christoph Schiel
  • Patent number: 10495072
    Abstract: The thermoacoustic energy converting element part includes a plurality of through holes extending along a uniform direction to penetrate a body of the thermoacoustic energy converting element part to form traveling paths of acoustic waves. The element part includes a wall surrounding each of the through holes to extend in an extending direction of the through hole and configured to exchange heat between the fluid. The through hole includes a through hole that has a hydraulic diameter of 0.4 mm or smaller, and an open area ratio of the through holes is 60% or higher. A first layer and a second layer are alternately provided on the wall of the thermoacoustic energy converting element part along the extending direction. A porosity of the first layer is 0% or smaller than a porosity of the second layer. The thermal conductivity of the structure of the thermoacoustic energy converting element part along the extending direction is 2 W/m/K or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Miyairi, Shinichi Miwa
  • Patent number: 10327577
    Abstract: A device for separating a first space and a second space from one another is disclosed. The device comprises a partition wall, arranged such that the first space and the second space are located on opposite sides of said partition wall. The partition wall is provided with a through aperture, which connects the first space and the second space and allows a bulk material to move from the first space into the second space. A shutter is provided, slidingly movable with respect to the partition wall, for selectively opening and closing the through aperture. The shutter has a port, which can be selectively brought in an alignment position and in an out-of-alignment position with respect to the through aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Cesare Lenzi, Marco Marchi, Andrea Pecci
  • Patent number: 9737842
    Abstract: An air purifying device includes an air purifier mechanism, a controller, and a sensing device configured to detect one or more conditions in a predetermined area proximate the air purifying device. The controller is configured to receive an input to select one of the predetermined operational settings to govern the operation of the air purifier mechanism. The air purifier mechanism is configured to operate in at least one of a plurality of modes of operation in each of its predetermined operational setting. The controller is configured to change modes of operation of the air purifier mechanism from a first mode of operation to a second mode of operation in response to its sensing device detecting a change in said one or more conditions in the predetermined area and based on the selected predetermined operational setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Shawn Michael Applegate
  • Patent number: 9739362
    Abstract: An actuator includes a housing with a linear motor slider. A portion of the linear motor slider is positioned in the housing. A transfer plate is disposed on an end of the linear motor slider. A transfer plate chamber is positioned within the housing and is divided by the transfer plate into aft and forward chambers. An aft vent is disposed in the aft chamber and includes a first membrane positioned over the aft vent. A forward vent is disposed in the aft chamber and includes a second membrane positioned over the forward vent. The first and second membranes include at least one of a hydrophobic or oleophobic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Derick S. Balsiger
  • Patent number: 9470432
    Abstract: The application relates to a ventilation device adapted to alternately direct a first (3) and a second (5) airflow to a first (7) and a second (9) heat-absorbing body in order to achieve a heat transfer between the two airflows. The device comprises a first (11) and a second (13) integral connection element adapted to allow communication with the first and the secondheat-absorbing body, and a third (15) and a fourth (17) integral connection element adapted to allow conduction of the first and the second airflow to and/or from the device. The device further comprises an airflow control arrangement (19) connected with the integral connection elements via control arrangement openings and adapted to alternately direct the airflows to the respective integral connection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Tempeff North America Ltd.
    Inventor: Erik Stenfors
  • Patent number: 9328932
    Abstract: Building constructions, building heating and/or cooling methods, and/or heating and/or cooling systems are provided that can include interior conduits configured to convey a fluid coupled with exterior conduits extending through the grounds surrounding the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: RACOOL, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Larry Andrews, Rob Young
  • Patent number: 9011220
    Abstract: A tractor cab HVAC system has a blower (22) which draws air into the system via air intake means (13) in the roof (14) of the cab (10). Ducting (15) in the roof of the cab directs air drawn in via the intake means down the center of one or more hollow adjacent pillars (16) of the cab to an air filter (18) contained in a housing (20) located between the adjacent pillars. Further ducting (19) extends from the air filter housing to an HVAC unit (11), the HVAC unit processing the air drawn into the system prior to discharging the processed air into the cab. The filter housing (20) is of generally rectangular form and is connected at opposite ends to the two hollow adjacent pillars (16) of the cab via inlet openings (20a) in the housing to allow the passage of intake air from the pillars to the filter (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: AGCO GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Mayr, Alexander Zeller, Hermann Geiss, Andreas Stieglitz
  • Publication number: 20150087218
    Abstract: A configuration ventilates a room with an access area and on either side work tables. The configuration has an air supply duct arranged above the access area for supplying fresh air, and an air exhaust air duct arranged above this for extracting exhaust air. The air supply duct has two side air supply slit outlets, and a central partition section. The exhaust air duct has two slit-like exhaust openings extending parallel to the air supply duct and are arranged in the ceiling so that on each side of the access area an air roll is formed through which supply air warmed up in the region of the work tables passes vertically into the region of the ceiling. The work tables have in an area of the back, a slit-like opening through which warm air can flow upward out from the area underneath the table top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
  • Patent number: 8986087
    Abstract: A structure is provided for protecting a Radio Frequency Remote Head (RRH). The structure includes a solar head and a solar body. An upper side of the solar head is sloped to prevent an inflow of rainwater and has at least one solar panel, and a lower side thereof has at least one round cable hole surrounded by a rubber material. The solar body is situated on a lower end of the solar head and includes a plurality of solar panels, a side of each of which is sloped to prevent an inflow of rainwater and is openable upward. An upper end of the solar body has an air outlet formed to exhaust air, and a lower end thereof has an air inlet formed to receive air. The air outlet and the air inlet each have a plurality of supports arranged at specific intervals and connected by a protection net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Hyeon Choi, Seong-Yong Park, Han-Seok Kim, Jun-Sung Lee
  • Publication number: 20150077935
    Abstract: Air filter and cable management assemblies for network communication systems are disclosed. The assemblies include filters that cover one or more communication line cards and their associated connection panels. The assemblies also include cable support structures with cable support brackets that support connected cables while restricting airflow so that airflow is forced through the filter towards the connection panels. This airflow can then pass into housings for the line cards and other circuitry, such as fabric cards, to provide desired cooling. Fan subsystems can also be provided to facilitate airflow. Advantageously, the disclosed air filter and cable management assemblies allow for filtered cooling of stacked network communication systems while greatly simplifying the complexity of the filter and cable installation and maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Anue Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary J. Wright, Kevin R. Garrett, Scott D. Slade, David E. Howard, Darryl D. Daniel, Christopher C. Ott
  • Patent number: 8939826
    Abstract: An apparatus for heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning of an interior space includes a heat exchanger core and a heating/cooling device in fluid connection with the heat exchanger core. A recirculation port is arranged between a supply air chamber and an outside air chamber. A damper is adapted to move between a first position in which the damper blocks the recirculation port and a second position in which the recirculation port is unblocked. When the damper is in the second position, at least a portion of supply air is guided to flow from the supply air chamber through the outside air chamber to the heat exchanger core so as to defrost the heat exchanger core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Unilux V.F.C. Corp.
    Inventors: Vittorio Zorzit, Sheng Chu
  • Patent number: 8939825
    Abstract: A vapor mitigation system includes at least one vacuum pipe constructed and arranged to collect vapors beneath the floor of a building and to vent the vapors and a blower coupled to the at least one vacuum pipe. The blower is constructed and arranged to create a vacuum under the floor of the building. The vapor mitigation system further includes a controller configured to dynamically control a level of power supplied to the blower. The controller adjusts the level of power supplied to the blower in response to one or more environmental measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Vapor Dynamics, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Hatton, Michael D. Salcone
  • Publication number: 20150024890
    Abstract: A cover for a transmission having improved airflow path is disclosed. The interior of the cover has a progressively narrowing airflow path to reduce pressure drop through the cover, thereby improving the cooling efficiency of the airflow through the cover. The cover includes a diverter sheltering the air inlet to the cover to prevent air in the cover from exerting outward pressure on the incoming air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 8936660
    Abstract: A wall ventilation screen to be used in exterior walls of buildings or vehicles for protecting against rain water and other elements while simultaneously enabling air flow. The screen includes a plurality of air passages that enable air flow from one side of the screen to the other but preferably without linear communication between both sides through the air passages. The air passages present an upwardly traveling trajectory from an exterior or exposed space to a protected space, preferably with lateral changes of direction as well. Therefore rain water that comes directly from precipitation or splashing from an adjacent surface cannot reach a protected space. The geometry of the air passages provides protection against other environmental or man made elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Jorge Andres Cruz Aguado
  • Publication number: 20150007967
    Abstract: Provided are a wind-visor and an air conditioner including the same. The air conditioner includes a main body including a blower fan generating an air flow and a heat exchanger that is heat-exchanged with air flowing by the blower fan, a front panel including a suction hole through which the air introduced into the blower fan is suctioned and a discharge hole through which the air heat-exchanged in the heat exchanger is discharged, and a wind-visor detachably disposed on a side of the discharge hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangmoon JEONG, Yong KIM, Myungshik KIM, Huijae KWON
  • Publication number: 20140377039
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate treating apparatus. The substrate treating apparatus includes an equipment front end module, a loadlock chamber, a transfer chamber, and a plurality of process chambers. The loadlock chamber includes a cooling unit for cooling a substrate treated in the process chambers, and the cooling unit includes a cooling chamber having an inner space, the cooling chamber having a gas inflow hole in one surface thereof, wherein support pins on which the substrate is placed are disposed around a circumference of the gas injection hole, a cooling gas injection part supplying a cooling gas toward the gas inflow hole, and a gas exhaust part exhausting the cooling gas supplied into the cooling chamber and fumes generated from the substrate to the outside of the cooling chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: PSK INC.
    Inventors: Seung-Kook YANG, Seong-wook LEE, Dae-hee SON
  • Patent number: 8911286
    Abstract: Apparatus includes a four sided ceiling pass-through support structure and an angled air exchange structure wherein an air inlet portion is substantially co-planer with the ceiling and at least one air outlet portion is angled with respect to the air inlet portion at an angle other than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Lee Savigny
  • Publication number: 20140329455
    Abstract: A system and method for storing high level radioactive waste, such as spent nuclear fuel. In one embodiment, the invention is a method of storing high level radioactive waste comprising: a) positioning a metal canister containing high level radioactive waste having a heat generation rate in a storage cavity of a ventilated system comprising a cask body, a cask lid positioned atop the cask body, at least one outlet duct extending from a top of the storage cavity to an ambient atmosphere, and a plurality of inlet ducts, each of the inlet ducts extending from a first opening in the outer surface of the cask body to a second opening in the inner surface of the cask, body; and b) sealing selected ones of the plurality of inlet ducts over time as a function of a decay of the heat generation rate to maintain more a predetermined percentage of a vertical height of the metal canister above a predetermined threshold temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
  • Patent number: 8876040
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for controlling an internal pressure in an aircraft or spacecraft, the method comprising the following steps: detecting the internal pressure in the craft and an external pressure Pa outside of the craft and comparing said pressures with each other; and adjusting a flap of at least one outflow valve to a blade position, in which the flap directs air flowing past an outer surface of the craft into the craft to increase the internal pressure, if the external pressure exceeds the internal pressure by a predetermined value during the descent of the craft. The idea, on which the present invention is based, is to assign a double function to the outflow valve: during normal flight the positive pressure in the craft is relieved by means of the outflow valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Petrac
  • Patent number: 8857424
    Abstract: An exhaust hood and related methods for exhausting fumes are disclosed. The exhaust hood comprises a housing forming a collection region having an entry portion and an upper portion disposed above the entry portion, an exhaust inlet coupled with the housing and configured to draw air from the entry and upper portions, and a supply assembly coupled with the housing and configured to output a flow of supply air. The supply assembly is configured to direct a first portion of the supply air across the collection region generally towards the exhaust inlet and direct a second portion of the supply air generally downward away from the collection area. The directed first portion of the supply air divides the collection region into the entry and upper portions. The portion of the supply air directed into at least the first portion or the second portion can be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Streivor, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Lambertson
  • Publication number: 20140287672
    Abstract: A mixer assembly for an air-conditioning system comprising a recirculation air line, connectable to a vehicle region to be air-conditioned, to remove recirculation air from the region, and an air-conditioning air line, connectable to an air-conditioning unit to remove conditioned air from the air-conditioning unit. A first mixing region, for mixing the recirculation air with the conditioned air, is connected to the two air lines. A second mixing region, for mixing the first mixing region air with recirculation air, is connected to the recirculation air line and the first mixing region. Also, a first supply line is connected to the first mixing region to supply air from the first mixing region to a first partial region of the vehicle region, and a second supply line is connected to the second mixing region to supply air from the second mixing region to a second partial region of the vehicle region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Dietrich Lampe, Thomas Scherer, Jens Lohmar, Michael Markwart, Martin Schmid
  • Publication number: 20140260402
    Abstract: An enclosure having a base with a chamber for holding water, right and left side panels, front and rear frames for supporting grilles or other air passages, and a top panel. At least the base, the side panels and the top panel are blow molded as separate components each having an exterior wall and an interior wall, each wall having a contour which differs from that of the other wall, each wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, and each wall connected at its periphery to the other wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Sanjay Varma
  • Publication number: 20140273794
    Abstract: A procedure for shutting down a dehydrogenation reactor having a catalyst bed with a chromium-containing catalyst operating at a first elevated temperature comprises cooling the catalyst bed with a first cooling gas to a second elevated temperature lower than the first elevated temperature, removing the first cooling gas, introducing a reducing gas to the catalyst bed, cooling the catalyst bed with a second cooling gas from the second elevated temperature to a third elevated temperature, removing the reducing gas, cooling the catalyst bed to a fourth elevated temperature, and introducing air to cool the catalyst to ambient temperature, whereby the dehydrogenation reactor is shut down. The second cooling gas may be the same as, or different from, the reducing gas. Moreover, the reducing gas may be purged from the reactor by a third cooling gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Vladimir FRIDMAN, Sunil S. PANDITRAO
  • Publication number: 20140273795
    Abstract: Air flow designs for controlling the temperature in a temperature controlled compartment in a refrigerator are disclosed. One configuration includes a refrigerator with a cabinet having a freezer compartment and refrigerator compartment. The refrigerator may be configured with a first air return pathway between the refrigerator compartment and the freezer compartment for returning relatively warm air from the refrigerator compartment to the freezer compartment and a second air return pathway between the refrigerator compartment and the freezer compartment. A fan may be associated with the first or second air return pathway, that when activated the first or second air return pathway acts as an air supply pathway to supply cold air from the freezer compartment to the refrigerator compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140242898
    Abstract: A centralized fresh air cooling system that operates with outside air that vents inside house air into the attic of a house or building. A damper redirects air from the output of the central air circulator to the attic area to blow the hot attic air out of an attic. A typical central air circulator can replace the air within a house or building five to ten times an hour. They system can be retrofit to most central air systems by replacing the thermostats and installing the damper between the air circulator and the house or building ducting. Outside cooler air is drawn in windows or other openings in house or building, into the air circulator returns and then into the attic. The system uses multiple sensors and control mechanism to ensure optimal energy savings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Mike RICHARDS
  • Publication number: 20140220875
    Abstract: A floor pan for connecting a roof-mounted cooling device to the roof of a switchgear cabinet for coupling an interior of the switchgear cabinet to the inner circuit of the refrigerant circulation of the roof-mounted cooling device, having at least one air inlet opening aligned with the hot air outlet of the inner chamber of the switchgear cabinet and at least one air outlet opening communicating with the cold air inlet(s) of the inner chamber of the switchgear cabinet. A plurality of air outlet openings are arranged surrounding at least one air inlet opening, and at least some air outlet openings are covered by ventilation louvres that are pivotable about an axis running in the plane of the floor and are rotatable about an axis running perpendicular to the plane of the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Manfred Immel
  • Publication number: 20140213169
    Abstract: A modular pod may include two or more walls, a roof, and a base, an air plenum, an air inlet, and an air economizer. The two or more walls, the roof, and the base may define a substantially enclosed interior space. The return air plenum may be positioned within the interior space. The air inlet may be positioned proximate one of the walls. The air economizer may be positioned within the interior space. The air economizer may include a mixing zone and two or more air shafts. The mixing zone may be in communication with the air inlet. The two or more air shafts may be in communication with the air plenum and in communication with the mixing zone. Each air shaft may taper down from the top end to the bottom end of the air shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: CH2M HILL, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Rasmussen, Robert Kirkendall, Michael R. Monis, Aubrey A. Berliner, III, Judson W. Moore, Dale W. Heberling, Keith L. Kibbee, David W. Seger, Timothy G. Meier
  • Publication number: 20140196495
    Abstract: An adaptable base of the HVAC unit can allow an HVAC unit to align and seal with multiple duct opening configurations. Such opening configurations may be different footprints in different HVAC systems, such as may be employed for example in different roof curbs of rooftop HVAC units. The adaptable base includes a base plate, a supply air duct opening, a return air duct opening, where there is at least one additional opening for one or both of the supply air opening and the return air duct opening. Each opening has a seal around its perimeter. A seal is also arranged and located on the base plate about a perimeter around the supply air duct opening(s) and the return air duct opening(s). A cover can be connected to close one or more openings that are not being used with the unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey Charles MARKS
  • Publication number: 20140179219
    Abstract: A vending machine with selectable internal heating and internal cooling functions includes a cabinet and a heat transmitting system. The cabinet includes a heat source and a goods storage space. The heat transmitting system includes a first air inlet tube, a second air inlet tube, an air outlet tube, and a gas valve. The first air inlet tube connects the heat source to the gas valve. The second air inlet tube connects the goods storage space to the gas valve. The air outlet tube connects the gas valve to the outside of the vending machine. The gas valve can connect the first gas inlet tube to the second gas inlet tube to heat the goods storage space using heat generated by the heat source, or can connect the first gas inlet tube to the gas outlet tube to dissipate heat generated by the heat source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
  • Patent number: 8756887
    Abstract: An element for thermal insulation of a building, which is provided for attachment to an exterior wall of the building on the outside. The element includes at least one duct which is surrounded by portions of the element on all sides except for in edge areas of the element. In one or more individual areas of the element the at least one duct extends towards an edge of the element such that, when the element is attached to the exterior wall, at least one connection of the at least one duct to the exterior wall is formed at at least one desired location, through which air can be guided into the building or out of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventor: Gerd Hauser
  • Publication number: 20140169825
    Abstract: A blower pipe includes an inlet port, an outlet port, a flow path that connects the inlet port and the outlet port to cause air to flow therethrough and that are divided by a partition wall, and plural flow control members that are respectively provided in different parts in an air flow direction in each of divided passage spaces that are divided by the partition wall and that control the flow of the air, wherein the inlet port and the outlet port are constituted by plural opening portions, respectively, the plural opening portions that constitute the outlet port have elongated opening shapes divided by the partition wall, and a flow control member of the plural flow control members closest to the inlet port is provided in the vicinity of the bent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Yasunori MOMOMURA, Yuki NAGAMORI, Koji OTSUKA, Kazuki INAMI, Masafumi KUDO, Hideki OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140144176
    Abstract: An air conditioning system includes an air conditioning portion configured to condition a volume of air flowing there-through and an exhaust portion configured to exchange heat with the air conditioning portion through a working fluid. A portion of the volume of air exiting the air conditioning portion is mechanically diverted into the exhaust portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Luo
  • Publication number: 20140126926
    Abstract: A ventilation structure includes a duct unit between a heat generating structure and a heat insulating structure. The ventilation structure includes a heat generating structure side flow channel formed on the heat generating structure side in the duct unit to take in and let fresh air flow along a long side of the duct unit and a heat insulating structure side flow channel formed on the heat insulating structure side in the duct unit to exhaust air outputted from an exhaust system provided in the heat generating structure by letting the air flow and evacuate along the short side of the duct unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriaki TAKENAGA
  • Patent number: 8702483
    Abstract: An assembly of pipe hood and pipe unit for a ventilating fan, comprising a front cover, a rear cover and a pipe unit, characterized in that: a baffle is vertically provided in the pipe unit to divide the pipe into an air inlet pipe and an air outlet pipe on the left and right sides respectively; a partition plate is vertically provided in the rear cover corresponding to the baffle to divide the space enclosed by the front cover and the rear cover into an air inlet side and an air outlet side on the left and right sides respectively; an external air inlet opening and an external air outlet opening are provided on the outer side of the rear cover on the left and right sides respectively; an internal air inlet opening and an internal air outlet opening are provided on the inner side of the rear cover on the left and right sides respectively; an air inlet passage and an air outlet passage are formed in parallel to each other on the left and right sides respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yefan Weng, Guanxian Liang, Yu Feng
  • Publication number: 20140106659
    Abstract: A compartment cooling system includes a housing defining a substantially enclosed compartment, a flow of heated gas, a nozzle, and multiple tabs. The housing has an air inlet and an air outlet stack defining a flow path. The nozzle directs the flow of heated gas substantially in the flow path direction. The nozzle has an outlet end with a predefined shape. The multiple tabs are adjacent to and spaced about the outlet end. Each tab has a side adjacent the outlet end, and at least three sides in the flow of heated gas. The sides in the flow of heated gas form at least two corners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Haiping Hong, Chris Scolton
  • Publication number: 20130298592
    Abstract: A refrigeration unit is provided for conditioning air within a refrigerated chamber for housing perishable goods having an improved air exchange device for selectively admitting fresh air into the refrigerated chamber while simultaneously venting air from within the refrigerated chamber. The air exchange device includes a tubular member having a first chamber and a second chamber isolated from first chamber, the first chamber having an inlet in flow communication with a fresh air source and an outlet opening in flow communication with the refrigerated chamber on a suction side of the evaporator, and the second chamber having an inlet in flow communication with the refrigerated chamber in a discharge side of evaporator fan and an outlet opening in flow communication with a space exterior of the refrigerated chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Harold P. Hill, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130303073
    Abstract: An air handling system for handling air and contaminants within an indoor gun range is provided. The air handling system includes a conditioning unit coupled to the indoor gun range. An air supply assembly is coupled in flow communication to the conditioning unit and the indoor gun range, wherein the air supply assembly is configured to discharge air from the conditioning unit and into the indoor gun range. The air handling system includes an air recirculation assembly coupled in flow communication to the air supply assembly and the indoor gun range. The air recirculation assembly is configured to recirculate at least one of a first amount of discharged air and a second amount of discharged air to the air supply assembly. An air exhaust assembly is coupled in flow communication to the indoor gun range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: John Vogel
  • Publication number: 20130281000
    Abstract: An environmental control system of a building utilizes lower vents which open into lower portions of rooms of a building, and upper vents which open into upper portions of rooms of the building. When the system is operating in a heating mode, heated air is delivered into the upper portions of the rooms through the upper vents and air is removed from the rooms through the lower vents. When the system is operating in a cooling mode, cool air is delivered into the rooms through the lower vents, and air is removed from the rooms through the upper vents. Operating the heating and cooling modes in this fashion provides the most efficient operation of the heating and cooling system. A switching unit is used to selectively couple the inlet and outlet of an air handling unit to the upper and lower vents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Douglas A. Newcomer
  • Patent number: 8559175
    Abstract: A semiconductor cooling device for transferring heat from a semiconductor die (111). The semiconductor cooling device includes a heat dissipator (112) that may be thermally coupled to a semiconductor module (111) to be cooled for dissipating heat from the semiconductor die (111); a housing (150) in or on which the semiconductor die (111) is mounted; a fluid flow passage (153) for providing a forced fluid flow within the housing (150); and a fluid path (155) arranged to guide the forced fluid flow in a first direction between the fluid flow passage (153) and the heat dissipator (112) and further arranged to guide the fluid flow along the heat dissipator (112) in a second direction different to the first direction. In a particular embodiment, the semiconductor cooling device is used to dissipate heat from an array of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Koninlijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Bart-Hendrik Huisman, Nicolas Mignot, Hendrik Jan Eggink, Clemens Johannes Maria Lasance
  • Publication number: 20130267161
    Abstract: A baffle facilitates the flow of air from a first side of a data center rack into an intake on the opposite side of the data center rack. The baffle may be configured to couple to the bottom side of the rack. The rack itself may be located in a data center with at least one cold aisle and at least one hot aisle, such that cold air from the cold aisle may flow through the baffle and into an air intake of the rack facing the hot aisle. The baffle may additionally include fans to pull air into and through the baffle, and may include an air conditioning unit or a chiller system to cool air flowing through the baffle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Sanee Iqbal
  • Patent number: 8552874
    Abstract: Building vents and the associated vent stacks are an emerging security challenge. The vents may run the entire length of a building, providing a direct and substantially unobstructed path for gases and devices to be introduced into a building's interior. A security apparatus for the vent(s) of a structure may include a housing that may be positioned on a vent opening, such as a vent stack, and a gas monitoring apparatus and a motion detector. The gas monitoring apparatus may be used to detect a volatile gas in the vicinity of the housing and generate an alarm or signal when a gas is detected. The motion detector may sense the removal of the security apparatus from a vent and trigger an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Lloyd J. Wander
  • Patent number: 8545297
    Abstract: An air-flap device for a refrigerator and/or freezer for equipping a kitchen comprises an air flap (18) which is mounted so as to be pivotable about a first axis of rotation (20) between an open position and a closing position and which, in the open position, unblocks an air-passage aperture (16) for the passage of air and, in the closing position, blocks said air-passage aperture, at least substantially, against the passage of air, and said air-flap device also comprises a motorized flap-actuating mechanism for displacing the air flap in a pivoting manner. According to the invention, the flap-actuating mechanism comprises a movably disposed flap-actuating element (26) having a flap-engaging section (32) which can be moved, as a result of movement of said flap-actuating element, from outside the pivoting space of the air flap into said pivoting space in order, in doing so, to pass into engagement with the air flap and lift the latter out of one of the two flap positions towards the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: emz-Hanauer GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Georg Spiessl, Anthony Durfee
  • Publication number: 20130252534
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a deodorizing system for a waste receptacle with a venting system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a waste receptacle that contains a venting system which allows air to enter the receptacle when removing a trash liner, thus allowing the liner to be removed more easily than before. Additionally, as the air moves through the venting system and across or through a deodorizing media, a fresh scent, anti-bacterial agent or other desired effect is provided when the garbage liner is removed from the waste receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: John G. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130239889
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing tool and method for operating the tool are provided. The semiconductor manufacturing tool includes a process chamber in which plasma operations or ion etching operations are carried out and a valve assembly for opening and closing a valve that provides for loading and unloading substrates into and out of, the semiconductor manufacturing tool. While a processing operation is being carried out in the chamber, a valve assembly purge operation also takes place. The valve assembly purge operation involves inert gases being directed to the valve assembly area to prevent the buildup of particles and contaminating films in the valve assembly. Because the valve assembly is maintained in a clean condition, particle contamination is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ming Huei LIEN, Chia-Ho CHEN, Shu-Fen WU, Chih-Tsung LEE, You-Hua CHOU
  • Publication number: 20130231040
    Abstract: A temperature chamber in which a device is tested is connected to a temperature-controlled air source for controlling temperature of the chamber. The temperature chamber includes thermal insulation formed on side surfaces of the chamber. A universal manifold adaptor for directing the temperature-controlled air directly to a device being tested is connected to the chamber. The temperature chamber also includes an exhaust system. A self-closing cable feed-through module is connected to an outer surface of the chamber. The feed-through module includes a first portion and a second portion, wherein cables are fed through the first and second portions into the chamber in a first position and the first and second portions form a leak tight seal around the cables in a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Temptronics Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Cole, SR., Michael F. Conroy, Edward Lowerre, James Pelrin
  • Publication number: 20130225059
    Abstract: Materials, components, and methods consistent with the present invention are directed to the fabrication and use of micro-scale channels with a fluid, where the temperature and flow of the fluid is controlled through the geometry of the micro-scale channel and the configuration of at least a portion of the wall of the micro-scale channel and the constituent particles that make up the fluid. Moreover, the wall of the micro-scale channel and the constituent particles are configured such that collisions between the constituent particles and the wall are substantially specular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Forced Physics, LLC
    Inventor: Forced Physics, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130216213
    Abstract: A temperature controlled table has a hollow support base with a hollow table top portion. A series of air intake openings in the support base allow air to be drawn in from the outside and circulated through the table. A series of controllable vents arraigned on the outside edge of the table top allow users to control and direct the airflow. In one embodiment, a heating element is provided within the support base to heat air as it circulates. An ice tray is provided to cool air flowing through. In this way, the user can control the temperature in close proximity to the table to enhance their comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Brad Thomas
  • Patent number: 8498110
    Abstract: A container data center includes a container and a number of information processing systems arranged in two rows. The container includes a top wall, a bottom wall opposite to the top wall, and opposite sidewalls connected between the top wall, the bottom wall, and a raised floor supporting the information processing systems. Each of the sidewalls defines an outlet and an intake respectively to above and below the raised floor. Two groups of the fans respectively are mounted in the air outtake holes of the container. Two air ducts are respectively arranged between the sidewalls and the rows of the data processing systems. Air outside the container flows into the container through the intake to cool the information processing systems, and is guided to the corresponding outlets by the air ducts to be exhausted out of the container by the fans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chao-Ke Wei