Including Specific Air Distributor (e.g., Register, Etc.) Patents (Class 454/284)
  • Patent number: 11149977
    Abstract: An air diffuser for supplying air to a space is provided, the diffuser having a central axis, a plurality of discharge elements arranged to guide an air stream towards the space and defining a face of the diffuser and a plurality of channels located about the diffuser central axis, with each channel formed between adjacent pairs of discharge elements. An adjustment mechanism is also provided for adjusting a discharge direction of an air diffuser, as well as methods of forming the air diffusers and adjustment mechanisms hereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KAIP Pty Limited
    Inventors: Yi Li, Sean Badenhorst
  • Patent number: 11099617
    Abstract: A combination information handling resource carrier and airflow impedance blank configured to populate a slot of an information handling system may include a carrier configured to carry an information handling resource and a removable airflow impedance element mechanically coupled to the carrier and configured to be readily removed in order to convert the combination from operation as an airflow impedance blank to operation as an information handling resource carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Eric M. Tunks, Daniel Alvarado
  • Patent number: 10935255
    Abstract: An air conditioner indoor unit includes a chassis and a face frame. The chassis extends along an up-down direction and includes a plurality of fastening structures arranged at upper end of the chassis and spaced along a left-right direction. The face frame includes an upper support, a lower frame, and two side connectors opposite to each other and connected between the upper support and the lower frame. The upper support includes a fastening member arranged at a rear end of the upper support. The fastening member is detachably fastened to the upper end of the chassis. The lower frame is detachably connected to a lower end of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD., GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiansong Wang, Qiang Qin, Xinchang Chen
  • Patent number: 10900670
    Abstract: An air conditioner indoor unit includes a chassis and a face frame. The chassis extends along an up-down direction and includes a plurality of fastening structures arranged at upper end of the chassis and spaced along a left-right direction. The face frame includes an upper support, a lower frame, and two side connectors opposite to each other and connected between the upper support and the lower frame. The upper support includes a fastening member arranged at a rear end of the upper support. The fastening member is detachably fastened to the upper end of the chassis. The lower frame is detachably connected to a lower end of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD., GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiansong Wang, Qiang Qin, Xinchang Chen
  • Patent number: 10553086
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention implements a detection sensor unit, a plurality of wireless intelligent control boards, and a remote control server, thereby enabling the implementation of a wireless detecting and recognizing function, a function of lighting disaster fire locations, a function of lighting a peripheral environment of the lighting and simultaneously ensuring site images through a camera photographing function so as to transmit the site images to a control center or a management center, a function of quickly extinguishing a fire by using a private fire extinguisher, a function of wirelessly warning and providing warning-light when surroundings suddenly become dark, a function of quickly informing a management center or a neighboring control center, and a function of quickly discovering the location of a disaster victim outside by using a location tracking function embedded as a wireless function, when an exit of a building has fallen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: In Taek Lim
  • Patent number: 10492331
    Abstract: A system for cooling a power distribution unit in a room of a data center includes an air handling system that supplies air to the room or removes air from the room through an opening in the room and an air directing device. The first end of the air directing device couples at the opening in the room. The second end of the air directing device couples with the power distribution unit at one or more openings of an enclosure of the power distribution unit. The air directing device directs air between the opening in the room and the one or more openings of the power distribution unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Towner, Robin McCulloch, Osvaldo P. Morales, Jonathan David Hay
  • Patent number: 10427502
    Abstract: An air freshener module is installed in a compartment slot formed in the dashboard of a vehicle. The module includes a body having a front section and a rear section. The rear section has an air inlet port that is adapted for coupling to the vehicle AC tube. The front section defines a plenum or interior housing space configured to receive an air freshener receptacle or holder that is movable between an open state and a closed state. The front end of the interior housing space defines an air outlet port. An air passageway extends between the air inlet port and the air outlet port. During operation, air admitted through the air inlet port is vented into the interior housing spaced occupied by the air freshener holder, enabling air to pass through an air freshener element and thereby communicate odorized air into the cabin. An adjustable closure regulates the amount of air delivered into the plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Armando Izaguirre
  • Patent number: 10363508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air filter housing for supplying air to a space, said air filter housing being configured to be arranged in a ceiling of said space, said housing having a mouth facing downward, said mouth comprising a sealing surface configured to receive a panel type air filter comprising a frame and a filter medium held within said frame, such that a sealing connection between said sealing surface and said frame is achieved, characterized in that said filter housing further comprises at least one resilient member arranged below the sealing surface such that when a panel type air filter is inserted into the mouth, the resilient member will be deformed by the filter frame as the filter passes the resilient member, and resume its original shape once the filter has passed, such that the filter is retained between the sealing surface and the resilient member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Camfil AB
    Inventors: Mathieu Hugues, Stefan Ljungström
  • Patent number: 10281639
    Abstract: A solid state lighting strip (100) for mounting in or on a panel support element (210) of a modular panel system (200) including a plurality of solid state lighting elements (110, 110?), a light extraction layer (120) and a glare reducing layer (130) is disclosed. The solid state lighting elements are arranged such that the light emitted by said elements is coupled into the glare reducing layer via the light extraction layer. The solid state lighting strip (100) can be used as part of a lighting system, a panel support element (210) and a modular panel system (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Fetze Pijlman, Wilhelmus Petrus Adrianus Johannus Michiels, Cornelis Gerardus Maria de Haas, Menno Van Baardwijk, Jochen Renaat Van Gheluwe, Siebe Tjerk De Zwart, Theodorus Johannes Petrus Van Den Biggelaar, Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg, Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen
  • Patent number: 10240804
    Abstract: A wall-mounted air conditioner indoor unit includes a housing having a front housing and a rear housing, main air intake portions formed on the housing, a mixed air outlet formed on a lower portion of the front housing, a non-hot exchange air inlet formed on the rear housing, and an air delivery apparatus disposed inside the housing. The hot exchange air passage has an upper portion with a size greater than that of its lower portion. A volute and a centrifugal fan located inside the volute are disposed inside the housing and above the air delivery apparatus. An air output portion of the volute faces the hot exchange air passage, and includes a surrounding portion extending to the air delivery apparatus and surrounding the hot exchange air passages, and air mixed cavities are formed between the surrounding portion and the hot exchange air passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER AIR CONDITIONER GENERAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongtao Wang, Tingtiing Guan, Jian Li, Zhongni Wu, Baosheng Yan, Guangfen Jia
  • Patent number: 10244308
    Abstract: An audio speaker having an adsorptive insert in a speaker back volume, is disclosed. More particularly, an embodiment includes an adsorptive insert having a rigid open-pore body formed by bonded adsorptive particles. The rigid open-pore body includes interconnected macropores that transport air from the speaker back volume to adsorptive micropores in the bonded adsorptive particles during sound generation. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wilk, Ruchir M. Dave, Scott P. Porter, Daniel T. McDonald
  • Patent number: 10160310
    Abstract: An air flap device for a motor vehicle, having an air flap member with a flow-through opening and having a plurality of air flaps, which protrude into the flow-through opening or pass through it and which are each mounted on the air flap member so that they can move between a blocking position as a working position and a feed-through position as another working position, wherein each air flap in its blocking position interferes with flow through the flow-through opening as intended to a greater extent than in the feed-through position, wherein the air flap device has, as one operating position, a closed position, in which each air flap of the plurality of air flaps is in the blocking position as the working position associated with the closed position, and has an open position as another operating position, in which each air flap of the plurality of air flaps is in the feed-through position as the working position associated with the open position, the air flap device having a drive device for supplying a dri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Röchling Automotive SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Domenico Solazzo, Anton Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10144269
    Abstract: An automobile air vent register is described. The register uses a pair of rotating vent cover doors and an elongate opening in a configuration providing good airflow control within a limited space. Exemplary methods and structures for controlling and directing airflow are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Yahong Zhang, Craig R. Wetzel
  • Patent number: 9949408
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding faceplate is configured to mount to a line-card slot of a multi-line-card electronic enclosure having an airflow cooling system. A perforation pattern in the faceplate defines an array of perforations in the faceplate, while a flow control sheet affixed to the faceplate and covering an adjustable percentage of the array of perforations in the faceplate from 0-100%, where an amount of airflow impedance caused by the perforations for the airflow cooling system is based on the percentage of the array of perforations covered by the flow control sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vic Chia, M. Baris Dogruoz
  • Patent number: 9851766
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include devices to cool the walls of a mobile computing device. In one embodiment, a louvered vent is formed within an external wall of a mobile computing device to create an air curtain between the external wall and a heat generating component to cool the external wall. In another embodiment, a nozzle vent is formed within the external wall of a mobile computing device to flow cooling air at a heat generating component to cool the heat generating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajiv K. Mongia, Sridhar V. Machiroutu
  • Patent number: 9644851
    Abstract: Displacement ventilation systems are generally poor performers when it comes to heating. The instant patent application discusses devices and systems for improving heating performance while retaining the benefits of displacement ventilation without wholesale co-location of independent space conditioning systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventors: Andrey Livchak, Rick A. Bagwell
  • Patent number: 9592464
    Abstract: This invention pertains to interchangeable, disposable, air filtration pads, which work in conjunction with its double-sided flexible magnetic gaskets and mats. This system works both for return and supply side of the HVAC system. This multi-adaptable double-sided magnetic mat system is easily attachable and removable and compatible to current factory vent plates, and HVAC systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Xavier Rex Prax
  • Publication number: 20150147954
    Abstract: An inlet duct system includes a duct body having a bottom wall and two side walls having at least one opening. An adjustable internal baffle is secured to the duct body such that the internal baffle can be positioned in multiple locations within an internal cavity defined by the duct body, inhibiting the flow of air between a front portion and a rear portion of the internal cavity. A first side duct is removably attached to the duct body and forms an air flow chamber that receives a fluid from an opening in one of the side walls and delivers the fluid above the duct body. A first side baffle is positioned within the air flow chamber, adjacent the internal baffle, inhibiting the flow of air between a front portion and a rear portion of the air flow chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Marrs, Edward R. Kello
  • Patent number: 9039499
    Abstract: An air guiding element (10) for an aircraft air conditioning system comprises a housing base body (12), in which an air inlet opening (14) and an air outlet opening (16) are constructed. A first flow control element (28) is arranged in the housing base body (12), relative to the direction of the air flow through the air guiding element (10), upstream of the air outlet opening (16). The first flow control element (28) comprises a plurality of air guiding channels (30) which are surrounded by a noise-absorbing material (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Gores, Andreas Edom, Thorsten Raible
  • Publication number: 20150140921
    Abstract: Described is a decorative air conduit for use with a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The air conduit is an elongated tube having a hollow interior volume through which air can flow. The air conduit preferably has a right triangular cross section such that it can be positioned at or near the intersection of a wall and a ceiling within a room. The air conduit includes apertures spaced at a fixed interval thereon that allow for air to escape the conduit. The apertures can be on an upper surface of the conduit or can be on an outer surface thereof. A decorative molding can be positioned on the outer surface of the conduit and may include apertures thereon. The decorative molding can include various ornamental embellishments, and the decorative molding conceals the air conduit while providing an aesthetically pleasing outward appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Yorgan Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20150140920
    Abstract: A ducted unit including a sound-insulated housing having a sound absorption coefficient of at least 0.05 W/m2 at 100 Hz and wherein the sound-insulated housing contains an air circulation unit to draw air through the ducted unit, wherein the air circulation unit is operated to spin between around 1200 and 750 revolutions per minute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SILENTAIR GROUP LIMITED
    Inventor: Phil Gillatt
  • Publication number: 20150133045
    Abstract: A front panel of an indoor unit of an air-conditioner is manufactured by dual injection so that the indoor unit has a beautiful design suitable for various interiors of an indoor space. The front panel of the indoor unit includes a suction grill in which a plurality of ribs are inclinedly arranged and are formed integrally with the front panel by dual injection molding. A sticking section to which a primary injection-molded part is fixed, a sealing section preventing an injection solution from flowing toward the primary injection-molded part during a secondary injection, and a scraping section formed between the adjacent ribs are provided at the ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Ho KIM, Jung Woo Ko, Jin Hyung Nam, Hong Yeol Moon, Jae Suk Park, Jae Sung Yoo, Hyun Jin Lim
  • Publication number: 20150133044
    Abstract: A cooling mechanism includes a plurality of support stands which is provided in a vertical direction over a plurality of stages in an atmospheric transfer chamber where a down-flow is formed, a plurality of support pins which is provided in each of the support stands and supports a target object in contact with the backside of the target object. The cooling mechanism further includes a plurality of air guide plates which is provided in the support stands and cools the target object supported by the support stand located at a lower stage using the down-flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Keita Kumagai, Yoshiaki Sasaki, Hirohito Kikushima, Hayato Itomi
  • Publication number: 20150111488
    Abstract: An air handler which allows modular assembly at a place of manufacture or outside of a building and modular transportation to a machine room of the building where the air handler will be installed, thereby achieving enhanced transportation convenience. In addition, in the air handler, a plurality of case panels may be assembled with a plurality of module frames via considerably simplified sliding coupling, providing excellent hermetic sealing. As such, manufacturing costs may be reduced due to a reduction in a number of components, and assembly time may be remarkably reduced due to a reduced number of assembly operations. This advantageously results in reduced labor costs and enhanced air conditioning efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Sangyuk SON, Kisuk Bang
  • Publication number: 20150111485
    Abstract: An air handler and a method for assembling an air handler are provided, in which a case panel may be assembled with a plurality of module frames via a considerably simplified sliding coupling providing excellent hermetic sealing. As such, manufacturing costs may be reduced due to reduction in a number of components, and assembly time may be remarkably reduced due to a reduced number of assembly operations. This advantageously results in reduced labor cost and enhanced air conditioning efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangyuk SON, Daehyuk KIM, Kyungjung LEE
  • Patent number: 9007763
    Abstract: An adjustable blocking arrangement for electronic hardware or computer racks, for preventing the undesired leakage of air through rack spaces not filled with hardware. An airflow control device is provided comprising a flexible web and a magazine adapted to receive the part of the flexible web that is not deployed. The device is adapted such that a length of the web may be deployed to sealingly block a space in the rack that is not filled with hardware modules, to prevent the flow of air through the space. The device may comprising a detection system adapted to detect the space in the rack that is not filled with hardware modules, and a processing system adapted to receive a signal from the detection system, and as a function of the signal to automatically deploy or retract the flexible web so as to sealingly block the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Emmanuel Tong-Viet
  • Publication number: 20150099454
    Abstract: The invention is about a connecting apparatus which ensures the connection of the flexible ventilation ducts to the main ventilation ducts, distribution points and all kinds of fan, device and ventilation equipment, and which, distinctly from the existing connecting apparatuses, is installed by being screwed onto the flexible ventilation duct and thereby where the flexible ventilation duct serves as a natural gasket by being squeezed, and which allows for a more leak-proof, more resistant, snore practical, more economic and more flexible connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: ISIL MÜHENDISLIK MAKINE VE INSAAT SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Kose Hikmet
  • Publication number: 20150099456
    Abstract: A mechanism for opening and closing a damper valve of a diffuser mechanism is provided. Embodiments of the invention include a damper construction that selectively alters the amount of air flow through a diffuser grille using a three-plate damper valve. The three-plate damper valve includes a manual plate, a fixed plate, and a motorized plate. The manual plate is manually rotatable around a central axis, while the motorized plate is mechanically rotatable about the same axis. The motorized plate is mechanically and/or remotely controlled using a stepper motor coupled to the motorized plate. Further, the diffuser mechanism includes a sensor for determining the location of the motorized plate with respect to a starting position. As such, multiple configurations of the manual plate and the motorized plate may be used to alter the air flow through the resulting channels of the damper mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. MCQUEENY, JR., JAMES E. MEGERSON, DAVID S. ALSTATT, PEDRO J. BERMUDEZ, J. PATRICK MCQUEENY
  • Publication number: 20150099453
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a recuperator segment uses metal tubes deformed into air cells in a waved configuration. The air cells are stacked one to another to form a double skinned recuperator segment providing cold air passages through the respective air cells and hot gas passages through spaces between adjacent air cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Andreas ELEFTHERIOU, Daniel ALECU, David MENHEERE
  • Publication number: 20150044031
    Abstract: An air disruption system for an enclosure includes an air delivery system, at least one plenum including an inlet fluidically connected to the air delivery system and at least one outlet, and a controller operatively connected to the air delivery system. The controller is configured and disposed to selectively cause one or more discrete amounts of air to pass into the at least one plenum and flow through the outlet creating a localized air disruption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alston Ilford Scipio, Dale Joel Davis, Sanji Ekanayake, Massoud Parisay
  • Publication number: 20150038068
    Abstract: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes vanes, vane shafts and, which are disposed at the ends of the vanes, vane bearings and, which hold the vane shafts and, and motors, each of which is mounted on a corresponding one of the vane shafts and each of which causes a corresponding one of the vanes to rotate, Each of the vane shafts is provided with a rib, and each of the vane bearings, which hold the corresponding vane shafts, is provided with a hook portion. When one of the vane shafts moves by a reference movement amount in a direction toward the corresponding vane shaft, the corresponding rib and the corresponding hook portion engage with each other, so that movement of the vane shaft is restricted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Naoya MATSUNAGA, Masaaki MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150031281
    Abstract: A ventilation unit intended to serve as a supply and/or exhaust unit integrated into an air duct system in a ventilation plant, includes at least two tube sections connectable with a common axis with mutually adapted dimensions, whereby at least one tube section constitutes a fixed part of the air duct system, at least one tube section is displaceable relative to at least one axially connected tube section, two tube sections connectable along their axis are mutually displaceable and form an overlap area at their connecting end parts, at least one of these tube sections has one or several openings in the tube wall at and/or next to the overlap area, and the flow of air through the openings that can be opened, can be regulated with respect to its magnitude and/or direction through displacement and/or rotation of the two mutually displaceable tube sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: INVENTIAIR AB
    Inventors: Martin Sello, Bengt Sello, Madeleine Gustafsson
  • Publication number: 20150031282
    Abstract: One version of the invention is a low-resistance, discharge-vent soffit frame. The inventive frame is deployed as part of a ventilation system in which air is discharged outside a building, such as a home. The frame includes a hollow connector having an intake opening and an output opening, through which air is directed to the home's exterior. The discharge-vent soffit frame typically includes two adjustable members—one on either side of the hollow connector—that attach between the eaves and side of a building. A low-resistance, discharge-vent soffit frame of the present invention is installed before, not after, a soffit is installed between the eaves of a building and the building side from which the eaves project.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Peter Nagan
  • Publication number: 20150020969
    Abstract: A processing chamber and a Faraday shield system for use in a plasma processing chambers are provided. One system includes a disk structure defining a Faraday shield, and the disk structure has a process side and a back side. The disk structure extends between a center region to a periphery region. The disk structure resides within the processing volume. The system also includes a hub having an internal plenum for passing a flow of air received from an input conduit and removing the flow of air from an output conduit. The hub has an interface surface that is coupled to the back side of the disk structure at the center region. A fluid delivery control is coupled to the input conduit of the hub. The fluid delivery control is configured with a flow rate regulator. The regulated air can be amplified or compressed dry air (CDA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Saravanapriyan Sriraman, John Drewery, Jon McChesney, Alex Paterson
  • Publication number: 20150024674
    Abstract: A system for protecting an agricultural field from frost damage, comprising: one or more induced flow apparatuses, each comprising an induced flow fan that has a primary air flow inlet, a primary air flow outlet, a secondary flow inlet and a secondary flow outlet wherein said primary air flow induces a larger volume of secondary air flow; a primary air flow impeller, powered by a motor, and a duct arrayed to conduct the primary flow from the primary flow impeller to the induced flow fan. The induced flow apparatuses are disposed to induce the flow of warmer, upper-level, air into a lower level, displacing lower, cooler, air in an agricultural field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Michael McGregor
  • Publication number: 20150017907
    Abstract: A cooling roof construction comprising a substantially horizontal roof having a weatherproof membrane, and where a perforated tile layer is arranged a distance above said membrane, where the space between the membrane and the perforated tile layer is connected by at least one conduit to an outside ambient space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: EXCELLENT HOLDING APS
    Inventor: Ole FREDERIKSEN
  • Publication number: 20150011150
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for providing in-lineup passive air distribution system designs, and for delivering more effective cooling for termination dense network equipment with high heat dissipation. In some embodiments, one or more air distribution units might be positioned in-line with one or more heat generating equipment. The one or more air distribution units might receive air from an HVAC system, and might distribute the received air to the one or more heat generating equipment. In some cases, the one or more air distribution units might distribute the received air to a position in front of and/or behind the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by an air intake device of at least one of the one or more heat generating equipment. Some air distribution units might comprise dowels for storing fiber slack. Some dowels might comprise an air shaft for distributing the received air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Pete A. Kawamoto, Diana L. Unser, Christopher M. Wills
  • Publication number: 20150011148
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for providing air to a room is provided. The arrangement comprises a first inlet for taking in air from the room, a first outlet for providing air to the room, a second inlet for taking in air from a space other than the room, the second inlet being connected to the first outlet and a second outlet for exhausting air to the space other than the room; the second outlet being connected to the first inlet. The arrangement further comprises a cooling duct connecting the first inlet and the first outlet, the cooling duct having a cooling module disposed therein for cooling air in the duct and a first flow control module for controlling a first airflow ratio between an exhaust airflow flowing from the first inlet to the second outlet and a cooling airflow from the first inlet to the first outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Cornelis Albert ZWINKELS
  • Publication number: 20150011155
    Abstract: Disclosed is an air deflector driving device, comprising a driving case and connecting rod (3). One side of the driving case is provided with a protruding opening (11), the connecting rod (3) is slidably provided in the driving case, and a tip (31) of the connecting rod (3) is limited in the direction perpendicular to the direction of movement of the connecting rod by means of the limiting structure. Furthermore, also disclosed is an indoor air conditioning unit using the driving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Hui Zhang, Shaolin Chen, Xianlin Wang, ZHI Meng
  • Publication number: 20140370800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved method of distributing fresh air into a building. The method comprises the steps of providing the fresh air; subjecting the fresh air to pre-cooling; channeling the pre-cooled fresh air into an air conditioning unit; and transferring the fresh air into the building's rooms. The fresh air displaces air within the rooms, which is exhausted out of the building without being channeled back to the cycle. The present invention aims to distribute fresh air into the building using an open air cycle to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) at less energy consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Adel Al ANSARI
  • Publication number: 20140357178
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air vent comprising a housing, an air inlet opening, which is located in the axial direction of the housing, and an air outlet opening, which is disposed opposite the air inlet opening, a first air guide surface, which has a first bulge and is disposed in the housing, and a second air guide surface, which has a second bulge and is disposed in the housing, wherein the first bulge points in a first direction and the second bulge points in a second direction, wherein the first direction and the second direction oppose one another and extend perpendicularly to the axial direction, wherein the first air guide surface and the second air guide surface are disposed at a distance from the housing, wherein a first air duct is formed by the housing and the first air guide surface, and wherein a second air duct is formed by the housing and the second air guide surface, wherein the first air duct is designed to convey a first volumetric flow of air—which can flow into the housing through the ai
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Doll, Stephane Londiche, Julien Seiller, Martin Schulz
  • Publication number: 20140349561
    Abstract: A ventilation system for an interior room is provided, having a first air suction device, a second air suction device, a suction volume control device, a first air conduction pipe, a second air conduction pipe, a vacuum generating device and a control unit. The suction volume control device affects an air flow from the first and the second air suction device to the first and the second air conduction pipe, respectively, wherein the control unit controls the suction volume control device so that the air flow from the first air suction device to the first air conduction pipe is controllable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Matthias Reiss, Ole Becker, John Kwee
  • Patent number: 8895933
    Abstract: A data acquired system is provided. The data acquired system includes a main structure with a cavity formed therein, the cavity having a bottom for mounting a circuit board with electrical components thereto, a fan assembly disposed on the main structure, and an airflow guide disposed within the cavity and configured to guide airflow from the fan assembly for heat dissipation of the electrical components, the airflow guide positioned at a distance above the electrical components to form a gap between the airflow guide and the electrical components, wherein a sidewall of the cavity is provided with an air vent corresponding to the gap such that the airflow passes through the gap and is discharged from the air vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jun Guo, Xiaoyan Zhang, Hailiang Liu, Zhuo Liu, Ashutosh Joshi
  • Publication number: 20140335777
    Abstract: The invention is a cooling system comprising adjacent cooling deltas (21, 31) being cooled by a cooling air and being arranged along a path (20, 30). The cooling system is characterised by comprising cooling deltas (21, 31) arranged in groups (22), the cooling deltas of a group (22) being arranged essentially in the same orientation and define an essentially straight path-section, wherein the path-sections of adjacent groups (22) form a zigzagged path (20, 30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Zoltan Szabo, Andras Dancsuly
  • Publication number: 20140335776
    Abstract: The disclosed concept includes a cooling device and method for enhancing cooling in an electrical or mechanical system. The system includes air therein for cooling the system. The cooling device includes a flexible elongated member having an inner core and an outer cover. The inner core is constructed of a batting material and the outer cover is constructed of a cloth material. The outer cover is at least partially sealed such that the inner core is contained within the outer cover. The flexible elongated member is positioned within a particular portion of the electrical or mechanical system and is utilized to form at least one air seal such that air is diverted away from an unintended path and toward an intended path for use in enhancing the cooling of an area wherein cooling is needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: JOHN AUSTIN COCHRAN, Jerry Sluder Wang
  • Publication number: 20140326797
    Abstract: Enclosure assemblies for managing air flow. Such assemblies include an enclosure and at least one inclined pathway in contact with the enclosure, each pathway including a pair of side wall portions and a top wall portion that collectively extend between spaced apart openings to define an air mass. One opening having a lower boundary and the other opening having an upper boundary, with the lower boundary being at an elevation higher than that of the upper boundary, such that when a temperature differential exists within a given pathway, warmer air will be trapped in an upper portion of the air mass and above the upper boundary, thereby impeding air flow from the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Bryn Gough Magee
  • Publication number: 20140323032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite coating systems and methods for the manufacture and reconstruction of condensate pans, floors or other internal structures of a heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) or heating ventilation air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) unit. The composite coating system comprises a base epoxy coating and a top surface coating. The base epoxy coating is substantially free of volatile organic compounds (VOC's) and adheres to the condensate pans, floors or other internal structures of the HVAC or HVACR unit to fill pinholes and to provide corrosion and water resistance, and the top surface coating provides a barrier to high thermal exposure of the base coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Bruce M. TORREY, Thomas R. Clinton
  • Publication number: 20140318733
    Abstract: A chilled beam system may incorporate a terminal unit to provide additional heating and cooling capacity including latent cooling. In a system, terminal units may be distributed and connected to cooperate with a primary air stream from a central air handling unit. The chilled beam and/or terminal units may employ features for enhancing heating mode operation. Control embodiments take advantage of the additional capabilities described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: OY HALTON GROUP LTD.
    Inventors: Rick A. BAGWELL, Janne SUMMANEN, Andrey V. LIVCHAK
  • Publication number: 20140318119
    Abstract: A cooling assembly having multiple coolers is disclosed. The cooling assembly may include a housing at least partially defining a first chamber and a second chamber adjacent to the first chamber and substantially isolated from the first chamber. The housing may also at least partially define first and second inlets configured to direct air into the first chamber in parallel, and first and second outlets configured to direct air out of the second chamber in parallel. The cooling assembly may also include a first cooler disposed in the first chamber, and a second cooler disposed in the second chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Electro-Motive Diesel Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Robert Svihla, Joshua David Schueler, Jeffrey Paul Nowak
  • Publication number: 20140308888
    Abstract: An air-conditioning indoor unit is operable in a Coanda effect use mode in which blown air from a blow-out port is diverted in a predetermined direction. The indoor unit includes a scroll leading conditioned air to the blow-out port, a Coanda vane in proximity to the blow-out port, and a controller controlling orientation of the Coanda vane. The Coanda vane alters an airflow direction of the blown air via the Coanda effect and turns the blown air into a Coanda airflow along a bottom surface of the Coanda vane. A convex shaped curved surface formed in the bottom surface of the Coanda vane has a radius of 50 to 300 mm. The controller adjusts the orientation of the Coanda vane away from a casing front surface as the Coanda vane separates from the blow-out port in the Coanda effect use mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Masanao Yasutomi, Masashi Kamada