Including Specific Cover Or Shield For Exterior Vent Opening Patents (Class 454/275)
  • Patent number: 10464411
    Abstract: A radiator support cover includes a plurality of gutter members and a plurality of external air supply vents formed between the gutter members. The external supply vents allow the external air introduced from a front grill of a vehicle to flow toward the vehicle engine. The gutter member includes an upper gutter member and a lower gutter member, which is positioned below the upper gutter member and displaced relative to the upper gutter member in a width-wise. The lower gutter member is arranged at a tilted angle with respect to the horizontal line. A notch is formed at the width-wise lower end of the lower gutter member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kuniaki Hasegawa, Kenta Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9356385
    Abstract: A connector C is configured so that terminal fittings (10) extending from a rear surface of a housing (20) are connected to a board (50) and a casing (60) for covering the board (50) is mounted on the side of an upper surface (20U) of the housing (20), and drainage grooves (37) which extend in a width direction of the housing (20) and opposite ends of which reach opposite side surfaces (20S) of the housing (20) are provided on the upper surface of the housing (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9150088
    Abstract: Provided is an automotive windshield cover structure for removably covering a windshield of a vehicle. The automotive windshield cover structure includes a windshield cover, a first extension portion and a second extension portion. Or, the automotive windshield cover structure includes a windshield cover, at least one air vent portion and at least one add-on portion. The automotive windshield cover structure covers the windshield of the vehicle effectively and blocks rain, snow or sunlight, such that the windshield cover cannot be removed from the windshield by wind or lifted by wind. The first extension portion and the second extension portion are adhered to and engaged smoothly and tightly with door receiving grooves at the left front and right front portions of the vehicle, respectively, when a door of the vehicle shuts, to prevent water droplets from being guided across the automotive windshield cover structure to flow into or seep into the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Formosa Saint Jose Corp.
    Inventor: Ming-Shun Yang
  • Publication number: 20150105012
    Abstract: A vent cover is configured for attachment to a downwardly-facing surface, such as a soffit panel of a building roof overhang. The vent cover includes a housing coupled to a base portion, the housing defining a fluid discharge outlet and fluid passageway, with the outlet being selectively blocked by at least one movable door. The door is hinged at its upper end portion and is biased to a closed position by gravity. A sufficiently high air pressure will raise the door and permit an outflow of air through the discharge outlet. Where separate inner and outer doors are provided, the outer door may be manually movable to its open position while the inner door remains closed, so that the inner door continues to restrict access to an interior of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Kalvin K. Vanden Bosch
  • Publication number: 20150087221
    Abstract: A night cover for a refrigerated merchandiser that is positionable to substantially enclose a product display area of the merchandiser. The night cover includes a first portion and a second portion that is disposed above the first portion. The second portion cooperates with the first portion to define a first surface area, and the second portion defines a second surface area and has an open section configured to permit ambient airflow through the night cover. A ratio of the first surface area to the second surface area is between approximately 7:1 and 18:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventor: Ken Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140364050
    Abstract: A vent sealing device includes first and second elongated tubular members having a funnel shaped cap along the upper surface for directing rain water into a vent pipe. A screen is positioned along the top of the device. A vent sealing system includes the vent sealing device and a roof attachment having an elongated base structure and a flexible sleeve protruding outward therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew McIver
  • Publication number: 20140364049
    Abstract: A generally planar blank made, for example, from sheet metal can be formed into a vent protector that can be mounted to an outer wall of a structure over the exhaust aperture of a vent to inhibit vertebrate wildlife from entering the vent. The vent protector forms an enclosure for receiving vent flaps that may extend outwardly from the wall of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Wally Couto
  • Publication number: 20140323031
    Abstract: In an outdoor unit of a refrigeration apparatus is a blow-out opening configured to deliver air from an air-blowing fan that is covered by a protective grill. The outdoor unit includes an eave part protruding in a direction along which the air is blown out from a top part of the grill. A top surface of the eave part has a water-leading part extending in a direction intersecting the direction along which the air is blown out. The water-leading part leads water dripping down onto the top surface of the eave part to at least one of longitudinal ends of the eave part and a middle of the eave part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Shunya Iino, Kazuyoshi Taguchi, Fumio Ohta, Minoru Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8827778
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover for at least one air-conditioning device arranged on a cladding element, in particular of a switchgear cabinet. The cover has a cover housing having a front wall and side parts connected thereto. The side parts keep the front wall at a distance from the cladding element. At least one holder for the cover housing is fitted to the cladding element. According to the invention, the holder comprises vertical hook elements into which the cover housing can be suspended by hook receptacles in the direction of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reiner Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8821226
    Abstract: A vent member (1) includes a support body (2) provided with a through-hole (3), a permeable membrane (6) closing the through-hole (3) in the support body (2), and a cover part (10) covering the permeable membrane (6). A ventilation hole (10a) is made in a ceiling portion (11) of the cover part (10) and a notch (10b) is made in a side wall portion (12) thereof. These ventilation hole (10a) and notch (10b) function as a passage for ventilation between the interior and the exterior of the cover part (10). The ventilation hole (10a) establishes a positional relation that it does not overlap a permeable region of the permeable membrane (6) in the axial direction. Further, the side wall portion (12) extends to the lower side in the axial direction below a position at which the permeable membrane (6) is disposed, and the permeable membrane (6) is protected entirely along a circumferential direction by the side wall portion (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Youzou Yano, Yuuta Shimazaki, Toshimasa Nishimori, Yuuki Sugou, Yoshiki Ikeyama
  • Publication number: 20140227960
    Abstract: A ventilation member includes: a first metal body including a flat portion having a first through-hole formed therein; an air-permeable membrane having a first principal surface and a second principal surface and placed on the flat portion of the first metal body so that the first principal surface covers the first through-hole; a second metal body including a flat portion having formed therein a second through-hole separated from the first through-hole by the air-permeable membrane, the second metal body being placed on a second principal surface side of the air-permeable membrane so that passage of air is permitted between the first through-hole and the second through-hole through the air-permeable membrane; and a joint portion fixing the first metal body and the second metal body to each other. The air-permeable membrane has a portion located outwardly of an outer end of the flat portion of the first metal body and an outer end of the flat portion of the second metal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoko Ishii, Youzou Yano, Kouji Furuuchi
  • Publication number: 20140220877
    Abstract: Improvements in the manufacture, mounting and implementation of dry open window (DOW) structures. Such structures comprise a plurality of louvers which, when viewed in cross section, have ā€œVā€ or ā€œWā€ shapes that enable air to pass through a window opening while substantially preventing precipitation to pass, the precipitation instead being captured by the louvers for collection or drainage. Apparatus for mounting a DOW structure in overlying registration around the periphery of an existing window opening may include four corner frame members around and containing the DOW structure. The frame members slidingly engage, with fasteners being provided to lock the frame members to one another when they form an assembled rectangle with dimensions corresponding to the periphery around a window opening. A plurality of components are then provided for mounting the frame members and DOW structure contained therein to the periphery of the window opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Zack Fang
  • Publication number: 20140148089
    Abstract: The present invention provides a moving device and dust cover. The moving device includes a moving cart and a dust cover; the dust cover forming a dust-prevention space over the moving cart; the dust cover including an air-driver device, a vent tube and an outer cover; the air-driver device being disposed outside of outer cover for sucking in outside air and driving air into vent tube; the vent tube being connected to air-driver device and outer cover, for flowing of the air sucked in by air-driver device into the dust-prevention space formed by outer cover so that the space forming a positive pressure with respect to outside of outer cover; the outer cover performing filtering on the air flown in through vent tube. As such, the present invention accomplishes a better cleanroom result and provides easy disassembly and flexible usability to reduce the cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co Ltd.
    Inventor: Xindi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8696419
    Abstract: A ventilation fan unit with a heater, including: a frame with an opening provided at the underside of the frame; a cover having an air outlet and an air inlet provided at the opening of the frame; a snail-shaped casing with an air exit provided in the frame; a circulating fan enclosed in the snail-shaped casing; and a heating portion including a spiral heater mounted at the air exit of the snail-shaped casing, wherein the heating portion is communicated with the circulating fan through the air exit, wherein an axis of a spiral shape of the heater is in parallel with a rotation axis of the circulating fan, wherein the rotation axis of the circulating fan is located obliquely above the axis of the spiral shape of the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Qiu Qian Liang, Xin Cheng Huang
  • Publication number: 20140094107
    Abstract: A ventilation cap includes a tube portion, a vent portion, and an upper portion. The tube portion is configured to releasably engage with a vent pipe. The vent portion extends from the tube portion to define a common pathway formed therein. The vent portion has at least three interconnected adjacent sides. Each of the sides includes one or more upright ribs, and multiple contiguous ribs laterally extending from the upright ribs to define openings in fluid communication with the common pathway. The contiguous ribs at one or more sides have an intermediate segment with an increased cross-sectional area. The contiguous ribs taper laterally from the intermediate segment to ends. The upper portion is disposed above the vent portion and connected to an upper end of the upright ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Alan Randleman, Daniel Kurtis Allen, Timothy Johann Lindner, Joseph Jeffrey Every, Michael Steven Koch
  • Publication number: 20140065944
    Abstract: A vent cover includes a body having an inner portion and a outer portion, a vent exhaust hole defined in the body through the inner portion and the outer portion, an enclosure defined between the inner portion and the outer portion; and a door movably coupled to the body, the door including a biasing portion and a door portion, the door moveable between a first position and a second position, the door in the first position at least partially covering the vent exhaust hole, the second position having a clearance between the door portion and the vent exhaust hole, the biasing portion enclosed within the enclosure of the body and including a biasing element biasing the door to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Hugh Chamness
  • Patent number: 8650833
    Abstract: A method for installing a roof vent includes the steps of providing a base component having an outer flange having a bottom surface and surrounding a central opening; providing a top cover; mounting the top cover on the base component over the central opening to permit the air to flow through the central opening, but to exclude water from entering the central opening; and welding a riser box on the bottom surface of the base component around the central opening, the riser box being sized and shaped to fit around the curb of the roof. The base component is then mounted onto the curb such that the base component covers the building venting aperture and the riser box fits around the curb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ross Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Barry Ross Polston
  • Publication number: 20130331023
    Abstract: A method and an article of manufacture are disclosed for covering structural openings, such as air vents, air intakes, and the like. In various embodiments, an exterior push or pull mechanism is used to attach and firmly hold a vent cover over an opening to form a substantially air-tight seal around the opening. A rigid or semi-rigid rod with an attachment mechanism at an interior end of the rod passes through the vent cover. The attachment mechanism includes a hook, a loop, a suction cup, a strong magnet, and the like. The push mechanism on the exterior of the vent cover includes a spring, a screw, and a shaft gripper, among others. The attachment and push mechanisms are configured to be easily operated with one hand from outside the vent cover, and also to attach the vent cover from a distance without touching the vent cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Fred Yalmeh
  • Patent number: 8511938
    Abstract: A flood flaps vent for sealing a building crawlspace includes: (a) a vent box portion including open opposite front and rear ends on either end of a vent passageway, the vent box including a top box portion with at least one flap slot adjacent a rear end portion of the vent box, and an opposite bottom box portion; (b) at least one flexible flood flap extending across the open rear end portion, with its upper edge seated in the flap slot, other side flap edges of the flood flap being unattached; and (c) a grate portion over the open front end portion of the vent box; the flood flap occluding the rear end portion of the vent box when it is in an at rest, home position. This simplified abstract is not intended to limit, and should not be interpreted as limiting, the scope of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher Kimpton Payne, Jothem Nevers Jayne, George Kimpton Payne, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8460075
    Abstract: An assembly for covering a grill of an air conditioning unit that fits through a wall comprises a rigid or semi-rigid cover having a top, a perimeter flange to which a flexible sealing material is affixed, and having sides, the top having four corner apertures for insertion of the cords. Four elastic cords have a hook at one end and having a barrel lock slideably engaged to a second end. The barrel locks of the elastic cords collectively urge the cover against the wall so as to create an air-tight seal between the cover and the wall. The cover is urged against the wall and prevents unwanted upward hot air flow and downward cold air flow in the winter when the air conditioning system is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Tom Mavroudis, Bill Caporale
  • Publication number: 20130065504
    Abstract: A retrofit mosquito screen cap attachment denies access to mosquitoes from entering a vent pipe connected to a subterranean septic or other fluid filled tank. It includes a mosquito screen pre-attached to a cap insertable over the one or more vertical open faces of the horizontal portion. The lower opening on the vertical downpipe is simply attached atop the open vent pipe. Preferably the pipe joint is made of PVC which is also the typical material of the vent pipe. A rigid PVC mosquito screening is used, which is bonded or sealed to the retrofit cap covering the pipe joint section. A robust material as opposed to a softer fabric screen is preferable to keep out bats or the beaks of birds attracted to hovering mosquitoes near the openings. The vertical orientation of the two vent holes helps keep debris from accumulating to clog the screened openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Thaddeus Alemao
  • Patent number: 8353279
    Abstract: A grill comprising a front, a rear, a grill base, a first grill door and a second grill door. The first grill door comprises an opening and is in hinged communication with the grill base. The second grill door is in communication with the first grill door via a hinge, which is disposed at a rear portion of the opening. When the second grill door is in a closed position, the second grill door seals the opening in the first grill door. A method of grilling comprising the steps of opening the first grill door, placing food on the grill base and closing the first grill door to cook food. The method further comprises the steps of opening the first and the second grill door during the cooking process, thereby creating a flue that urges smoke away from the front of the grill and towards the rear of the grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Tim Jackovitch
  • Patent number: 8353280
    Abstract: A grill comprising a front, a rear, a grill base, a grill lid and a grill door. The grill lid comprises an opening and is in hinged communication with the grill base. The grill door communicates with the grill lid via a hinge, which is disposed at a rear portion of the opening. When the grill door is closed, the grill door seals the opening in the grill lid. The grill lid includes a lifting-assist mechanism and the grill door has an opening-assist mechanism. A method of grilling comprising the steps of opening the grill lid, placing food on the grill base and closing the grill lid to cook food. The method further comprises the steps of opening the grill lid and the grill door during the cooking process, thereby creating a flue that urges smoke away from the front of the grill and towards the rear of the grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy Jackovitch
  • Publication number: 20130012117
    Abstract: A vent member (10) includes: a support body (4) having a vent passage (a vent hole (3)) between an interior space (22) and an exterior space (24) of a housing (20); a gas-permeable membrane (2) disposed on the support body (4) to close the vent passage (3) on the side of the exterior space (24); a cover (6) attached to the support body (4) to protect the gas-permeable membrane (2); and a laser welding portion (12) that joins the cover (6) and the support body (4) together. For example, the support body (4) is made of a first material that relatively easily absorbs laser light for forming a laser welding portion (12). The cover (6) is made of a second material that absorbs less laser light than the first material and can transmit laser light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kou Uemura, Youzou Yano
  • Patent number: 8349045
    Abstract: The present application provides a turbine inlet air filter system for an incoming flow of air. The turbine inlet air filter system may include a gas turbine engine, a chimney, a weather hood positioned on the chimney, and a filter house. The incoming flow of air flows through the weather hood, the chimney, the filter house, and into the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Etienne Rene Jarrier
  • Publication number: 20130005238
    Abstract: An air conditioner cover for an outside air conditioner is provided. The cover may include a shutter that has a plurality of slats. The shutter can have a side wall, and the slats may be pivotally mounted to the side wall. The slats can be capable of pivoting from a closed position to an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Donald M. Brandt
  • Patent number: 8342923
    Abstract: An assembly for covering a grill of an air conditioning vent in the winter comprises a cover having a frame that may have a hole on a top surface and sides including a compressible material along its perimeter for sealing a vent area. In one preferred embodiment, the assembly includes an elastic cord having a looped end and a free end, the looped end being of adjustable size and having two hooks slidably connected to the cord. The hooks are configured to attach to the grill and pulling the free end of the cord tightens the looped end and the hooks. The free end may be attached to the cover so that sliding a barrel lock up the cord urges the cover against the vent area and prevents unwanted upward hot air flow and downward cold air flow in the winter when the air conditioning system is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Tom Mavroudis, Bill Caporale
  • Patent number: 8333184
    Abstract: A fireplace including a body, a heating unit within the body, a duct within the body and in communication with the heating unit, an opening defined by a terminal end of the duct, an insert attached to the terminal end of the duct and arranged to dispel a heated air, and wherein the insert remains at a lower temperature than the duct during a heating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Heat Surge, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Gallo
  • Patent number: 8292708
    Abstract: A register cover (also referred to as a vent cover) for use in a building that has heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that utilize air registers. The register cover completely covers the register and secures to the register using a magnet in order to substantially block the flow of forced air through the register that is covered by the register cover. In the case of a non-metallic register, a method is disclosed for retrofitting the non-metallic register by placing metallic mounts on the register in order to secure the register cover over the register with one or more magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Elima-Draft Incorporated
    Inventors: Cheryl F. Viggers, Robert W. Viggers, Karen A. Poidomani, Kevin Poidomani
  • Patent number: 8216034
    Abstract: An air vent cover system for mounting within a duct has a pair of side walls, a top wall, and a bottom wall. The air vent cover system comprises a housing with an opening. A tensioning mechanism releasably maintains the housing within the duct by applying an outward force on two opposite walls of the duct causing the other two opposite walls to move inward against the housing. A non-pivoting, stationary grate is secured to the housing with the stationary grate having horizontal and vertical bars and the bars spaced from each other to maintain a child-sized hand from going between the bars. A cover grate is pivotally mounted to the housing and has a plurality of semi-circular slits for allowing maximum amount of air to pass therethrough. A latching mechanism secured to the housing and cooperating with the cover grate releasably maintains the cover grate against the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventors: Arlene Sona, Scott Herter
  • Publication number: 20120125389
    Abstract: A vent is provided for a tent or shelter. The vent is supported by a centrally located vent pole, the vent pole running lengthwise with the vent flap. The vent pole is formed of a construction that is resilient enough to support the vent during use, but is flexible enough so that the vent may be collapsed during storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: The Coleman Company
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Vaughn, Mitchell L. Wilgus, Yiyun Culp, John Z. Rose
  • Publication number: 20120028564
    Abstract: A vent comprises a vent body (1) having at least one air flow channel through the body between a front face and a rear face (2) of the body. At least one float controlled flap valve (13) is pivotably mounted within the body, the or each valve having a first, normal position in which air is permitted to flow through an air flow channel and a second position in which the valve pivots in the presence of water to seal the air flow channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Kelly
  • Patent number: 8087981
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing ventilation in a lower level of a building and for preventing mold and mildew from building up in an interior portion of such building while also preventing entrance of small unwanted animals. The apparatus comprises a frame member having each of a first predetermined shape and a first predetermined size and formed of a first predetermined material. A screen member is engageable with the frame member for attachment thereto, such screen member having each of a second predetermined shape and a second predetermined size and being formed of a second predetermined material. The apparatus is secured to the structure by one of masonry screws or is secured in new construction with bricks and brick mortar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20110250833
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an air duct blocking device for obstructing airflow through portions of an air duct system. The blocking device may include a support plate having an interior side and an exterior side and an adjustable fastener configured on the exterior side. The air duct blocking device may include a flexible connector having a hook at one end that is capable of attaching to a register boot. The flexible connector passes through the support plate and the adjustable fastener, and the adjustable fastener is capable of securing the support plate in a fixed position relative to the flexible connector. The air duct blocking device may include a substantially planar gasket configured on the interior side of the support plate that is capable of blocking airflow through the register boot when the gasket is held against the register boot by the adjustable fastener secured to the flexible connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Corey Breed
  • Patent number: 8033900
    Abstract: A vent assembly for attachment to a fluid discharge conduit of the type connected to a clothes dryer, room exhaust fan, or the like is adapted to reduce or prevent the trapping of dirt or lint as well as flapping or vibration of the door in windy conditions. A mount having an opening is received on the conduit and a door is pivotally received by the mount. The door is operable for displacement with respect to the opening between an open position and a closed position when engaged by a fluid, such as air from a clothes dryer, flowing through the discharge conduit. A hood is pivotally mounted over the door and mount opening, and is operable for displacement with respect to the mount when engaged by the door and/or by fluid flowing through the discharge conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: P-tec Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kalvin K. Vanden Bosch, Brian R. Dykstra
  • Patent number: 8025263
    Abstract: An bi-directional mounting bracket assembly is utilized in conjunction with exterior siding that covers sheathing of an exterior wall. A base member of the assembly has a mounting flange secured to the sheathing and a wall arrangement that projects outward with respect to the sheathing and from the mounting flange. Preferably, the wall arrangement supports a raised central panel used for mounting of fixtures. The wall arrangement preferably has four walls extending laterally between the mounting flange and the central panel. Spaced radially outward from the two adjacent walls are respective first and second drip ledges, and spaced radially outward from the other two adjacent walls are respective first and second baffle sets. When the assembly is mounted to the sheathing, a selective one of the two drip ledges is disposed substantially horizontally and beneath the wall arrangement for shedding of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: David James Bonshor
  • Patent number: 8007352
    Abstract: The present invention discloses that outside air flows into an APU room by using a difference in pressure of the inside and the outside of the APU room during driving of a bus to induct a natural convection in the APU room and thus cool an air drier provided in the APU room, and is discharged from the APU room. Accordingly, an increase in temperature of air drier is prevented and the high temperature compressed air generated in compressor is subjected to active heat exchanging in respects to the outside while passing through air drier, thereby preventing formation of moisture according to a change in temperature of the compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Keeyoung Yang
  • Publication number: 20110201265
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for combating sick building syndrome include a plenum that is at least partially bounded by fabric comprising at least one naturally occurring botanically based, antimicrobial, morbidity-inducing fabric and preferably a fan for introducing air into the plenum for passage outwardly through the fabric thereby to cleanse the air of microbes contributing to sick building syndrome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Alexander A. Messinger, Diana R. Cundell, Brian R. George
  • Patent number: 7926770
    Abstract: A multidirectional mounting bracket assembly is utilized in conjunction with exterior siding that covers sheathing of an exterior wall. The assembly has trim member that press fits to a base member along an axis disposed perpendicular to the exterior wall. The base member has a mounting flange secured to the sheathing and circumferentially continuous inner and outer walls disposed co-axially to one another and laterally projecting axially. The trim member has a facial plate disposed substantially perpendicular to the axis and a mating wall that press fits between the inner and outer walls. The outer wall carries a plurality of channeling features for cascading water on top of the mating wall. The mating wall generally carries a dam flange and preferably end dams for diverting water through weep holes in the facial plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: David Bonshor
  • Publication number: 20110059687
    Abstract: A data center includes a housing room that houses an information technology device; an air conditioning machine that cools air in the housing room and supplies the air under a floor of the housing room; a grille that allows the air supplied under the floor to circulate in the housing room; and a rack device that houses the information technology device. In the housing room in the data center, the rack device is arranged in such a way as to surround the grille. The information technology device is housed in the rack device in such a way as to take in air from a space surrounded by the rack device via the grille and discharge air to the housing room. The air conditioning machine is arranged at a side from which the information technology device discharges air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadashi Katsui, Junichi Ishimine, Seiichi Saito, Masahiro Suzuki, Ikuro Nagamatsu, Yuji Ohba, Nobuyoshi Yamaoka, Akira Ueda, Yasushi Uraki
  • Patent number: 7874287
    Abstract: The air intake apparatus provides for additional auxiliary air to a wood or pellet burning stove. The apparatus is provided in more than one embodiment for fit to more than one type of stove. The curved T-handle controls the damper sleeve for dampened control of the auxiliary air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventor: Wayne H. Freden
  • Publication number: 20100330897
    Abstract: A fresh air intake system for overburden drills with an air intake assembly mounted along the drill mast to access air at the greatest practical height above ground, an air filter assembly, and a pressure blower/circulating fan assembly to supply the cleanest air practicable into the operator's cab under positive pressure. The height of the drill mast is utilized to access cleaner air at greater heights, with the air inlet located strategically toward the top of the mast. The intake assembly includes a rain cap, an intake tube mounted along the drill mast, and a flexible section at the drill mast pivot point to accommodate raising and lowering of the mast without interference or obstruction. The air filter assembly is mounted in series with the pressure blower/circulating fan assembly, which operates with negative inlet pressure and supplies filtered air under positive pressure into the enclosed cab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Blake Allan Massey
  • Publication number: 20100300131
    Abstract: The cooling system supplements the cooling of a walk-in cooler by injecting outside cold air via an outside air intake. The system includes air intake ductwork adapted to vent cold outside air into the walk-in cooler and air return ductwork that circulates the air to provide cross-flow of the injected cold air. Inline fans are connected to an interior thermostat. Motorized dampers are connected to a thermostat with an exterior temperature probe. The system thermostats are set slightly cooler than any pre-existing thermostat operating the pre-existing refrigeration system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Urs Clavadetscher
  • Publication number: 20100233952
    Abstract: An assembly for covering a grill of an air conditioning vent in the winter comprises a cover having a frame that may have a hole on a top surface and sides including a compressible material along its perimeter for sealing a vent area. In one preferred embodiment, the assembly includes an elastic cord having a looped end and a free end, the looped end being of adjustable size and having two hooks slidably connected to the cord. The hooks are configured to attach to the grill and pulling the free end of the cord tightens the looped end and the hooks. The free end may be attached to the cover so that sliding a barrel lock up the cord urges the cover against the vent area and prevents unwanted upward hot air flow and downward cold air flow in the winter when the air conditioning system is not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Tom Mavroudis, Bill Caporale
  • Publication number: 20100190432
    Abstract: A register cover (also referred to as a vent cover) for use in a building that has heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that utilize air registers. The register cover completely covers the register and secures to the register using a magnet in order to substantially block the flow of forced air through the register that is covered by the register cover. In the case of a non-metallic register, a method is disclosed for retrofitting the non-metallic register by placing metallic mounts on the register in order to secure the register cover over the register with one or more magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Cheryl F. Viggers, Robert W. Viggers, Karen A. Poidomani, Kevin Poidomani
  • Patent number: 7735790
    Abstract: An bi-directional mounting bracket assembly is utilized in conjunction with exterior siding that covers sheathing of an exterior wall. A base member of the assembly has a mounting flange secured to the sheathing and a wall arrangement that projects outward with respect to the sheathing and from the mounting flange. Preferably, the wall arrangement supports a raised central panel used for mounting of fixtures. The wall arrangement preferably has four walls extending laterally between the mounting flange and the central panel. Spaced radially outward from the two adjacent walls are respective first and second drip ledges, and spaced radially outward from the other two adjacent walls are respective first and second baffle sets. When the assembly is mounted to the sheathing, a selective one of the two drip ledges is disposed substantially horizontally and beneath the wall arrangement for shedding of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: David James Bonshor
  • Publication number: 20100120353
    Abstract: A ventilation device is disclosed for covering duct openings in the floor or wall of a building or other unit containing heating/cooling ductwork. The device includes a ventilation cover member sized and shaped to cover the duct opening of a building heating/cooling ductwork system. The cover member has a peripheral portion overlapping the duct opening, an outer face, an inner face, a central opening to permit airflow through the cover member, and a plurality of depending edge elements that engage the interior periphery of the duct opening. A filtration basket is provided and has a plurality of spaced peripheral side panels, a bottom panel and an open upper end portion. An attachment member is disposed about the peripheral side panels proximate the upper end portion and is adapted for securing the open end portion of the basket to the cover member depending edge elements. The basket is sized and shaped to project into the duct opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Elizabeth S. Mellies
  • Publication number: 20100112929
    Abstract: A recessed fan inlet cover, for covering an enclosure inlet opening of an exhaust fan enclosure to provide an air flow channel into the fan enclosure while impeding sound emission from the fan enclosure, the fan inlet cover comprising: a cover frame having an outer peripheral edge extending outward of the enclosure inlet opening and having an inner edge defining a substantially planar frame surface, the frame having an upwardly recessed mounting surface joined to the inner edge with an arcuate wall, the mounting surface having an intake opening; and a cover plug mounted to the recessed mounting surface downwardly spaced from the mounting surface, the plug having a substantially planar plug surface co-planar with said frame surface, the plug having an outer peripheral edge with an inwardly projecting lip, the plug having a sound absorbing layer on an upper surface opposite said planar plug surface; wherein an air flow channel is defined between said arcuate wall and said lip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: AIREX INC.
    Inventor: Robert IANTORNO
  • Publication number: 20100081371
    Abstract: This invention is a modular all-season air conditioner cover (for ground supported or window supported A/C units). The cover includes fixed side wall intake air louvers interleaved around the main cover assembly side walls to shield the air condition unit from the outdoor elements without restricting intake air flow toward the A/C coils. In each embodiment of the invention, a plurality of interleaved exhaust face louvers having overlapping depending edges are included, that are both used to channel rain water away from the air condition unit and are free to articulate to and away from the A/C fan air exit face grate and the adjacent surfaces of the main cover assembly to which they are attached. The articulated louvers are moved from a resting to an open position by air pressure from the fan driven cooling air being drawn through the A/C unit coils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: Michael DINICOLAS
  • Publication number: 20100003913
    Abstract: One possible embodiment of the present invention could be a cover for sealing a ceiling-mounted HVAC vent comprising of a rectangular base with several edges; several rectangular cover walls, each cover wall being attached to a respective edge, the base and cover walls being originally arranged in a cruciform shape; wherein the cover walls provide a force fit upon the interior sides of a framework of a ceiling mounted HVAC vent to hold the cover in place within the hollow interior of the framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: John Patrick Sanchez