Having Inlet Airway Patents (Class 454/254)
  • Patent number: 11566811
    Abstract: A door assembly for an air conditioner indoor unit includes a door mounting plate, a door, a guiding part, and a drive assembly. The door mounting plate includes a receiving groove and a guiding groove. The door is configured to be movable in a direction approaching and away from the door mounting plate. The guiding part is connected with the door, located at a side of the door facing the door mounting plate, and movably disposed in the guiding groove. The drive assembly is configured to drive the door to move, and is disposed in the receiving groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD
    Inventors: Liangrui Chen, Daijie Peng, Hanjie Hu, Zhiqiang Yang, Jianxiong Bai, Shouliang Song, Zeping Li, Wuzhong Wang
  • Patent number: 11397022
    Abstract: An air conditioner including an electrical-component box to accommodate therein electrical components on a lower surface of the air conditioner in an installation state in which the air conditioner is installed in a ceiling, wherein the electrical-component box includes an electrical-component box body having a box shape with a lower surface opened in the installation state, and including a body-side engaging portion protruding outward from a side surface, and a plate-like lid capable of closing the opening and including a lid-side engaging portion to be engaged with the body-side engaging portion, and wherein the lid is capable of being suspended from the electrical-component box body by engaging the lid-side engaging portion with the body-side engaging portion, and the lid includes a temporary item-placement portion on which items can be temporarily placed in a suspended state in which the lid is suspended from the electrical-component box body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Taro Nakamura, Yohei Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11299015
    Abstract: A vehicle air vent includes a primary vane system pivotal about a horizontal axis to direct an airflow from an outlet of the vehicle air vent in an up/down direction, a secondary vane system pivotal about a vertical axis to direct an airflow from an outlet of the vehicle air vent in a side-to-side direction. A primary vane of the primary vane system is co-located along an airflow path through the vehicle air vent with a secondary vane of the secondary vane system. The vehicle air vent further includes an airflow volume control system adapted to adjust the volume of airflow through the vehicle air vent, and a joystick controller adapted to independently operate the primary vane system, the secondary vane system, and the airflow volume control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Angel R. Munoz, Steven J. Leathorn, Aldair Ramirez Nopaltitla
  • Publication number: 20150126104
    Abstract: An air outlet apparatus defines: an air guide channel to pass through an airflow; and an air outlet to blow out the airflow passed through the air guide channel. The air outlet apparatus has a configuration: to guide a plurality of the airflows from a plurality of directions toward a collision area, the collision area being an area to allow the airflows to be collided with each other and at least part of the collision area being in the air guide channel; and to control an blowing air from the air outlet through the air guide channel in at least one of flow direction or convergence degree by controlling strengths of the airflows guided to the collision area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ooes
  • Publication number: 20150079896
    Abstract: Ventilation units of some embodiments comprise bases and housings which define (twist-on) quick attachment couplings via which the bases and housings releasable couple. Units of some embodiments comprise solar panels coupled to the housings and which are pivotable between stowed positions in which they are flush with the housings and extended positions in which they extend at an angle from the housings. Some embodiments provide units comprising bases, housings, and pivotable solar panels wherein the bases and houses couple to each other via quick attachment couplings. Units of embodiments further comprise locks to lock the quick attachment couplings in place and biasing members to bias the locks into their locked positions. Units of some embodiments comprise risers adapted to couple between the bases and housings and which are adapted to be mounted on angled roofs. Moreover, units can comprise fans and 120 VAC supplies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Roy R. Stocker
  • Publication number: 20150044960
    Abstract: A composite molded body includes a main portion formed of resin, a ventilation channel configured within the main portion, a gas permeable membrane, and two inserted members embedded in the main portion. The ventilation channel has a first ventilation path P1 extending in a direction intersecting the gas permeable membrane and has an opening end leading to the external air, and a second ventilation path extending in a direction different from the direction in which the first ventilation path extends and having an opening end leading to the internal space of the casing. The inserted member forms a portion of the second ventilation path and has a membrane supporting portion formed with a through hole. The through hole constitutes a portion of the first ventilation path, and communicates with the internal space of the casing via the second ventilation path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: TOKAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Hara
  • Publication number: 20150034290
    Abstract: An air handler configured with a second enclosure disposed within the first enclosure to create a continuous airflow passageway, wherein access to the second enclosure does not interrupt the continuous airflow passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Mercer, Barry W. Lee, Alice R. Walker, James Amick, Matthew Freers
  • Publication number: 20150022972
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cooling device, the cooling device including a case including a first region and a second region isolated from the first region, a first cooling unit arranged at the first region to cool a first heat generating unit using an outside air, and a second cooling unit arranged at the second region to cool a second heat generating unit using inside air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyuk Il KWON
  • Patent number: 8936508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air intake grid (11) having a mesh (12) provided with elongate elements (16), two adjacent elongate elements (16) crossing at a node (14, 15). At least one elongate element (16) is surrounded by at least one anti-icing member (20), said anti-icing member (20) having a downstream portion (22) matching the shape of said corresponding elongate element (16) and an elongate upstream portion (21) that is resilient and that vibrates under the effect of vortices generated by a flow of air (30) passing through said grid (11) after ice has become deposited (31) on said upstream portion (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventor: Gregorio Ameyugo
  • 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: 20140287673
    Abstract: A building ventilation system (1) comprising a central unit (2) and at least one electrical operating unit (3) for adjusting a movable member of a ventilation device, the central control unit (2) is connected to the at least one electrical operating unit (3) by two power supply wires (4) and configured to provide an operating voltage for operation of the at least one electrical operating unit (3) via the two power supply wires (4), wherein the power supply lines (4) are connected to an end module (5) and the central control unit (2) further is configured to provide a test voltage being lower than the operating voltage , wherein the end module (5) is configured to temporarily vary its load impedance with a predetermined pattern, and the central control unit (2) is configured to detect the temporarily varying load impedance of the end module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventor: Jesper Darum
  • Patent number: 8834242
    Abstract: A ceiling embedded type air conditioner is embedded in a ceiling surface and includes an outlet that blows out air conditioned air toward an indoor space, and a louver capable of changing a blow-out vertical direction of the air conditioned air at the outlet. If a state in which a wind direction position of the louver is set so that it is oriented to a wind direction position continues for a first prescribed time or longer, then the louver is temporarily changed to a wind direction position more downward than the wind direction position, and once again changed to the wind direction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunichi Uenaka, Shingo Onishi, Yukio Inoue, Tsunehisa Sanagi, Azumi Terakawa
  • Patent number: 8827781
    Abstract: A ceiling vent assembly consisting of a pair of opposed end panels and a pair of opposed side panels which defining a frame. At least one louver is pivotally mounted within the frame to be movable between an open position to permit airflow through the vent assembly and a closed position blocking airflow. The louver includes an upper surface defining a curvature and decreases in thickness at an outer edge. When in an open configuration, the louver permits air to pass through the ceiling vent assembly in a directed flow associated with the curvature of the louver upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The GSI Group, Inc.
    Inventor: James Aderman
  • Patent number: 8808073
    Abstract: An air passage open/close device includes a casing having an air passage, and a sliding door having a board member slidably located in the casing so as to open or close the air passage. The casing has a guide groove for guiding a movement of the board member. The guide groove has an upstream wall extending in a moving direction of the board member at an upstream side of the board member in an air flow direction, and a downstream wall opposing to the upstream wall at a downstream side of the board member in the air flow direction. The board member is configured to be elastically deformed when the board member is arranged in the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Tokunaga, Yukio Uemura, Yoshikazu Sakaki
  • Patent number: 8808074
    Abstract: Disclosed is a motorized diffuser which is shut when not in use and which reduces energy consumption in a building, eliminates the necessity of a maintenance hole, prevents contamination, has a simple configuration, and enables easy maintenance when applied in a cooling/heating system adopting a proportional air flow control scheme. According to the disclosed diffuser, a diffuser cone includes: a diffuser cone body which forms a fluid passage on the outer surface thereof which is disposed between the diffuser cone body and a diffuser casing when the diffuser cone is opened; a diffuser cone cover fixed to the diffuser cone body such that the diffuser cone cover can be assembled/disassembled to/from the diffuser cone body with a space therebetween; and a motor means fixedly installed in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Omnivent Corporation
    Inventor: Song Yee Kim
  • Publication number: 20140206271
    Abstract: A chilled-air duct for providing chilled air from an under-floor plenum space to electronics modules disposed in a rack or cabinet. The duct has a generally right triangular profile formed by a substantially vertical forward wall and a sloping rear wall. A single vent extends from a sidewall of the duct and alongside the forward wall to direct chilled air flowing through the duct to a space in front of the electronics modules. The vent extends from near a base of the duct to a top wall thereof. Air-blocks can be disposed in the vent opening to customize airflow from the duct. Flow and distribution of chilled air from the vent is at least partially equalized by the profile of the duct. The duct is freestanding and can be disposed alongside a rack or within a cabinet between a mounting frame and a sidewall thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Roland M. Ignacio
  • Publication number: 20140137739
    Abstract: A ventilation member is configured to be attached to an opening portion of a housing, and includes: an inner member configured to be fitted to the opening portion and including a tubular portion having a through hole configured to serve as a part of a ventilation path between a space inside the housing and a space outside the housing; and an outer member mounted to the inner member and covering a water-proof gas-permeable membrane attached so as to close an opening of the through hole. The inner member and the outer member have an exposed surface subjected to liquid-repellent treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoko ISHII, Youzou YANO, Yoshiki IKEYAMA
  • Patent number: 8727841
    Abstract: A vent apparatus (10) comprises a perforated screen (12), a door (18), a guide (24), and a handle (26), and a lever assembly (30). The door is adjacent a first face (13) of the screen and includes at least one arm (20, 22) that extends through at least one slot in the screen. The guide (24) is mounted adjacent a second face (14) of the screen. The handle (26) is in pivoting connection with the at least one arm and is operative to move relative to the guide to cause the door to move between a closed position (62) to an open position (64). A lever assembly (30) extends from the handle in pivoting connection with the guide. As the handle moves, the lever assembly is adapted to maintain the handle sufficiently close to the guide such that at least a portion of the handle is operative to slide along the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Eastern Company
    Inventors: Grant A. Lugas, Lee S. Weinerman
  • Patent number: 8715047
    Abstract: A ceiling-mounted air conditioner is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Young Joong Kim
  • Patent number: 8689820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Pneumatic System that can be employed within the residential environment. The system includes both a section mode and a pressure mode. Both of these modes, in turn, have both a low and a high pressure range. A variety of applications are disclosed for use in conjunction with the various modes of the system. These various applications are described in greater detail hereinafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: WFK & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Waldemar F. Kissel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8690999
    Abstract: Air treatment modules, systems and methods for removing contaminants from indoor air are provided. Device embodiments may include one or more air inlets, one or more air outlets and a plurality of inserts which each include at least one adsorbent material. The inserts may be arranged separate from each other to form a plurality of substantially parallel air flow paths between the one or more air inlets and one or more air outlets. The adsorbent material may be arranged for regeneration within the air treatment module using thermal swing desorption and/or pressure swing desorption. Related systems, methods and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Enverid Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Udi Meirav, Israel Biran
  • Publication number: 20140057546
    Abstract: A primary cover plate for covering at least part of an entryway. A primary ventilation port included in the primary cover plate for directing airflow through the entryway. A secondary cover plate slidably carried by the primary cover plate so that the secondary cover plate can be extended and retracted to accommodate different entryway size openings. A flexible sheet carried by the primary cover plate and being extendable to cover a portion of the entryway adjacent the primary and secondary cover plates to resist air flow through the entryway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Henry Bennie Marshall, III
  • Patent number: 8641493
    Abstract: An inventive cooling device for the air conditioning of an examination area of a medical examination device includes a temperature detection device for detecting a temperature in the examination area, an air conditioning device for producing air-conditioned air, an air discharge device arranged within the examination area, an opening directed toward the examination area to let out air-conditioned air and an air duct to transport air-conditioned air to the opening in the air discharge device and a control unit connected to the temperature detection device and the air-conditioning device to control the air-conditioning device based on data detected by the temperature detection device. The cooling device automatically determines and regulates a temperature in the examination area with fresh, air-conditioned air which has a positive influence on the well-being of the patient in the examination area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Katrin Wohlfarth
  • Publication number: 20140004785
    Abstract: A container date center includes a container and an automatic dustproof device. The container defines an air inlet. A dustproof mesh covers the air inlet. The automatic dustproof device includes a brush slidably abutting against the dustproof mesh, a drive apparatus driving the bush to move relative to the dustproof mesh, a wind speed sensor installed in the container and aligning with the air inlet, a controller controlling the drive apparatus, and a computer electronically connected to the wind speed sensor and the controller. A measured value of the wind speed sensor is compared with a predetermined value stored in the computer. The controller controls the drive apparatus to operate in response to the measured value being less than the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHAO-KE WEI
  • Publication number: 20130260667
    Abstract: A method and system for inhibiting the flow of air through a vent or vent plate within a living space. The present system includes a cover and side walls of a vent cover that are formed in the shape of the vent plate. Attached to the vent cover are magnets that are positioned on the vent cover to align with fasteners of the vent plate. The alignment of the magnets with the fasteners enables the vent cover to be securely attached to the vent plate via and prevent the flow of air from the living space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph Francis Agri, SR., Joseph Francis Agri, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130252535
    Abstract: A power generation system of the present invention comprises: a power generation unit (1); a casing (2) that accommodates the power generation unit (1); a ventilator (3) that ventilates the interior of the casing (2); a first gas flow passage (5), arranged inside the casing (2), for a flow therethrough of gas which flows as the ventilator (3) operates; and a second gas flow passage (6), arranged inside the casing (2), for a flow therethrough of combustion exhaust gas from the power generation unit (1), wherein within the casing (2), the second gas flow passage (6) merges into the first gas flow passage (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Yukimasa, Shigeki Yasuda, Junji Morita, Atsutaka Inoue, Hiroshi Tatsui
  • Publication number: 20130233306
    Abstract: A base is provided for installation of an HVAC system which allows for high efficiency air intake. The HVAC base and air return system provides for intake of air simultaneously through the bottom and side of a furnace unit. The HVAC base and air return system allow for installation and use of a wider filter box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Maximum LLC
    Inventor: RYAN L. SNOW
  • Publication number: 20130217317
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air-cooled generator, through which cooling air flows for the removal of heat loss, wherein the cooling air sweeps over boundary surfaces (23) acting as cooling surfaces and, in so doing, absorbs heat from these boundary surfaces (23). The heat transfer is maximized with minimal cooling air consumption since the boundary surfaces (23) are provided with distributed local elevations (24) enlarging the cooling surface and the heat transfer coefficient. In particular, local elevations in the form of pyramid-shaped or truncated-pyramid-shaped bodies (24, 26, 29) are preferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: ALSTOM Hydro France
    Inventor: ALSTOM Hydro France
  • Patent number: 8500525
    Abstract: An elevator cab ceiling includes an upper ceiling panel and a lower ceiling panel that are vertically spaced apart from each other with an intermediate ceiling cavity between them. An inlet duct is associated with the upper ceiling panel and an outlet duct is associated with the lower ceiling panel. The inlet and outlet ducts are horizontally spaced apart from each other and are fluidly connected to each other through the intermediate ceiling cavity to form a ventilation path. This separation of inlet and outlet ducts by an intermediate ceiling cavity reduces airborne noise transmissions that enter an elevator cab through the ventilation path. In one example, at least one baffle is installed within the intermediate ceiling cavity between the inlet and outlet ducts to interrupt a flow between the inlet and outlet to further reduce any transmitted noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Daniel G. Opoku, Murllo W. Bonilha, Wenlong Li, Goldino Alves, Vijay Jayachandran
  • Publication number: 20130189918
    Abstract: A base portion has a separation wall, and an air hole is defined in the separation wall. A case portion defines a first space with the separation wall of the base portion. A covering portion defines a second space with the separation wall of the base portion. A waterproof and breathable sheet covers the air hole. A water guiding portion is arranged adjacent to a surface of the sheet not to contact the surface of the sheet. The water guiding portion is located between the covering portion and the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ANDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ANDEN CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130122799
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for storing articles in a controlled atmosphere, comprising: at least one storage module capable of receiving the articles to be stored; a storage module provided with at least one shelf for positioning the articles, the storage module having a substantially parallelepiped shape, and having two substantially vertical and opposite walls between which the shelves extend, wherein the device is characterized in that shutters are provided, each shutter being positioned opposite one of the shelves, and between one of the two walls and the shelf in question, so as to prevent the gas from flowing vertically at the location of a shutter, and to allow the gas to flow only transversely along the shelf associated with the shutter in question.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme pour l"Etude et l'Ex poitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Vincent Maherault, Robert Briend, Marc Leturmy
  • Publication number: 20130112710
    Abstract: A hot melt dispensing system includes a container for storing solid hot melt material, a melt system, a feed system for transporting solid hot melt material from the container to the melt system, a dispensing system for administering liquid hot melt material from the melt system, and removable insulating material positioned to enclose a portion of the melt system during a dispensing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: GRACO MINNESOTA INC.
    Inventor: Graco Minnesota Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130109293
    Abstract: The apparatus or “chiller” uses an upward stream of ambient air drawn through the upright housing to cool crumb rubber particles that are deposited into and fall through the housing. The chiller includes an upright chiller housing and an array of internal baffles disposed within the lower section of the housing. Crumb rubber deposited into the chiller housing falls through the upward air flow within the chiller housing and cascades around and through the baffle array before exiting the chiller. The baffle array inside the lower section of the chiller housing slows the fall of the crumb rubber, thereby increasing the dwell time through the chiller to provide enhanced cooling. The baffle array also creates a more turbulent air flow through which the crumb rubber falls. The rising turbulent air mass enhances the transfer of thermal energy from the falling crumb rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: David M. Futa
  • Patent number: 8429922
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for improving the cooling of the attic of a building by increasing the air flow therethrough includes the use of an air diverter attached to an A/C condenser unit casing partially around the exhaust fan opening in the casing for directing air from the exhaust fan into an air stream through open space towards a building soffit. A separate air hood mounted to the building soffit captures the air stream and directs it through the soffit into the attic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Jimmy L. Freeman
  • Publication number: 20130102238
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air conditioner comprises a panel body (2) encasing side portions and a top portion of the air conditioner, a back housing (1) encasing a rear portion of the air conditioner, and a front panel (3) located in front of the panel body and closely connected to the panel body (2). The back housing (1), the panel body (2) and the front panel (3) define an inner cavity of the air conditioner, in which a heat exchanger, a control element and a ventilation component are arranged. An air outlet (4) is provided at a lower portion of the front panel (3), and an air deflector (5) is provided on the front panel (3) or on the panel body (2) and is configured to open and close the air outlet (4). An air baffle rib (8) is provided at a top portion of the air outlet (4) and extends towards the air outlet (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES, INC. OF ZHUHAI
    Inventors: Hui Zhang, Shaolin Chen, Jianqun Yang, Wenwei Ji, Zhi Meng, Jian Li, Liu Cao
  • Publication number: 20130084794
    Abstract: A system for producing at least one of solid or liquid carbon dioxide includes a combustor configured to produce an exhaust gas containing carbon dioxide, a compressor configured to compress the exhaust gas and a heat exchanger configured to cool the exhaust gas. An expansion chamber is configured to allow the compressed exhaust gas to expand and form the solid or liquid carbon dioxide and to separate the solid or liquid carbon dioxide from a substantially CO2 depleted gas. A supply passage supplies the CO2 depleted gas to said heat exchanger and a storage chamber stores the solid carbon dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Vitali Victor Lissianski, Laura Michele Hudy
  • Publication number: 20130065503
    Abstract: An air ducting shroud for a compressor assembly having a motor air duct having a blocking partition, a conduit in flow communication with the motor air duct and a motor cavity configured to accept a compressor assembly motor. The air ducting shroud can have a number of blocking partitions. The air ducting shroud can have a conduit to feed cooling air to the head area of a pump assembly. The air ducting shroud can direct multiple cooling air flows to cool the motor of the pump assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Gary D. White, Scott D. Craig, Christina Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130035029
    Abstract: The supply air unit (100) comprises a supply air chamber (10), at least one mixing chamber (20a, 20b), which opens into the air-conditioned room space, nozzles (60a, 60b), through which a fresh airflow (L1) is conducted from the supply air chamber (10) into the mixing chamber, a first heat-transfer unit (A), which comprises at least one heat exchanger (30a, 30b), through which a circulated airflow (L2) is conducted from the room space into the mixing chamber. The supply air unit also comprises a second heat-transfer unit (B), which is formed by at least one radiating element (50), which has a radiating surface (51), to which heat is transferred from the air-conditioned room space for cooling or from which heat is transferred into the air-conditioned room space for heating, and which radiating surface also comprises openings, whereby the radiating surface becomes sound-absorbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Halton Oy
    Inventors: Mika Ruponen, Panu Mustakallio, Risto Kosonen, Maija Virta, Harri Itkonen
  • Publication number: 20130023196
    Abstract: An integrated air handling system having a make-up air system that treats outside air and a recirculating system that mixes the treated outside air with building return air. The make-up air system may include a filter, a dehumidifier, a humidifier, a combination of a dehumidifier and a humidifier, and/or an exhaust fan. The mixed air is supplied to a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: MUNTERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Thomas FISHER, Bryan Keith DUNNAVANT
  • Patent number: 8355246
    Abstract: The invention provides modular air management devices for directing or diverting air flow within an equipment cabinet or enclosure to provide adequate cooling for non-“front to back” breathing electronic devices, and include a scoop assembly, a tray assembly, a vertical mount assembly, and a shroud assembly. The air management devices are designed to direct air flow to and from “side to side” breathing and “side inlet, rear exhaust” electronic equipment. The assemblies may be mounted inside or outside enclosure rails and may be augmented with fan assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventors: Manuel D. Linhares, Jr., Michael J. Tresh, David Lucia, Dan Murphy, Meagan Foley, Mark Dignum, Richard Latino
  • Publication number: 20130012118
    Abstract: A cooler, a cooler platform assembly, and a process of adjusting a cooler platform are disclosed. The cooler includes a cooling region, a discharge region, and a cooler platform positioned in the discharge region and proximal to a sloped interior section of the cooler. The cooler platform assembly includes a cooler platform, a sloped interior section of a cooler proximal to a first end of the cooler platform, and a vertical wall proximal to a second end of the cooler platform. The process includes adjusting a cooler platform from a retracted position substantially parallel to a vertical wall of a cooler to a deployed position substantially perpendicular to the vertical wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: HARSCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael GARNER, Jesse HINES, Charles BOWERS, Ben COLE, Richard KELSEY, Michael SHROYER, Tracy MABES
  • Publication number: 20120309285
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an improved food preparation table. Cooled air is passed over the top of each food pan individually, preventing the food from spoiling at high ambient temperatures. The sides of the food pans are also cooled at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Moe H. MAJORDY, Richard A. SEISS
  • Publication number: 20120295208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to an air feeding device for producing anodes in an annular kiln (10), comprising at least one kiln unit (“fire”) (11) having a heating zone (13), a firing zone (14), and a cooling zone (15), each having a plurality of kiln chambers (12) which are interconnected by heating channels (17), are formed as heat exchangers and are used to receive anodes, in said method primary air being introduced into the cooling zone by means of a primary air feeding device (21) for the passage of air through the kiln unit and, once it has passed through the firing zone, being discharged from the heating zone as flue gas by means of an exhaust device (22), wherein secondary air is fed into the heating zone in the direction of the primary air flow, upstream of the exhaust device, by means of a secondary air feeding device (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Domenico Di Lisa, Frank Heinke, Peter Krieg, Detlef Maiwald, Hans-Peter Mnikoleiski, Wolfgang Uhrig
  • Patent number: 8307486
    Abstract: An assembly used to scrape clean a vent pattern with a blade and catch or the scrapings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dean F Herring, Jason A. Matteson, Robert A. Myers, Philip M. Woodward
  • Patent number: 8251786
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protection device for ventilation ducts where at least one duct opening for the supply and/or evacuation of air is provided, in particular for fire protection of air conditioned rooms for information technology installations. To separate the protection zones in the event of an emergency according to high safety standards, it is suggested that said protection device comprises at least one protection slide that is supported in a vertically displaceable manner and furthermore includes a sliding mechanism by means of which said protection slide is movable from an open position to a closed position of said duct opening, said duct opening being completely covered by said protection slide in said closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Erwin Gasser
  • Publication number: 20120214397
    Abstract: The present application relates to an arrangement for reducing thermal energy loss through a sill assembly of the type used with a door or window. The sill assembly includes at least one sill member. The at least one sill member has a hollow region therein. The sill assembly further includes a baffle disposed within the at least one sill member. The baffle spans a length of the at least one sill member and divides the at least one sill member into a plurality of chambers thereby limiting interaction of warmer air and cooler air within the at least one sill member. The baffle reduces heat transfer through the hollow region via convection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Strycharske, Dale Wruck
  • Patent number: 8245724
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Pneumatic System that can be employed within the residential environment. The system includes both a section mode and a pressure mode. Both of these modes, in turn, have both a low and a high pressure range. A variety of applications are disclosed for use in conjunction with the various modes of the system. These various applications are described in greater detail hereinafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: WFK & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Waldemar F. Kissel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8235777
    Abstract: The described method and apparatus pertains namely to the HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) industry, though its many functions extend into any and all forms of air-fluid movement, metering, distribution, and containment. Essentially, the scope of operation of the method and apparatus encompasses all forms of scientific and engineering measurement dealing with fluid dynamics, fluid statics, fluid mechanics, thermal dynamics, and mechanical engineering as they pertain to precise, articulated control of air-fluid distribution and delivery. The described method and apparatus offers complete, comprehensive, and correct utilization of air-fluid movers and terminal devices under unique sensor logic control, from initial lab testing stages through to equipment cataloguing, selection, design and construction of any and all air-fluid distribution systems in entirety, whereas previously there was no such cohesive, total and terminal method of control for these systems or their components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Stanimirovic
  • Patent number: 8235776
    Abstract: The described method and apparatus pertains namely to the HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) industry, though its many functions extend into any and all forms of air-fluid movement, metering, distribution, and containment. Essentially, the scope of operation of the method and apparatus encompasses all forms of scientific and engineering measurement dealing with fluid dynamics, fluid statics, fluid mechanics, thermal dynamics, and mechanical engineering as they pertain to precise, articulated control of air-fluid distribution and delivery. The described method and apparatus offers complete, comprehensive, and correct utilization of air-fluid movers and terminal devices under unique sensor logic control, from initial lab testing stages through to equipment cataloguing, selection, design and construction of any and all air-fluid distribution systems in entirety, whereas previously there was no such cohesive, total and terminal method of control for these systems or their components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel Stanimirovic
  • Publication number: 20120190290
    Abstract: An intake flow device and system is disclosed. The flow device may be cylindrically shaped and flexible. An intake conduit may be fitted around the flow device, such that the intake conduit may retain a large diameter for increased air flow, rather than necking down. The flow device may incorporate compression ribs around its outer circumference for positively mating with the air intake conduit. The flow device may also include graduated portions and be configured to direct air to an air metering device. Guide vanes may also be provided within the flow device to control and direct air to the air metering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Shahriar Nick Niakan