Having Outlet Airway Patents (Class 454/339)
  • Patent number: 11028857
    Abstract: An information handling system comprising a chassis supporting a central processor, a graphics processor, a memory, and a power source and a dual opposite combined blower and impeller system having a powered blower fan for rotating a plurality of blades within a dual opposite combined blower and impeller system housing where the dual opposite combined blower and impeller system housing includes first surface and a second surface oppositely disposed on either side of a rotational plane of the powered blower fan, a first side wall and a second side wall oppositely disposed to the first side wall. The dual opposite combined blower and impeller system housing includes a first blower outlet aperture in the rotational plane of the blower fan moving air in a first direction on a blower side and a second, curvilinear impeller aperture in the rotational plane of the blower fan moving air in a spread airflow in a second direction generally opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventor: Qinghong He
  • Patent number: 10022678
    Abstract: The technology encompassed by the current disclosure generally relates to membrane composites that can be used in acoustic venting assemblies. In one embodiment of the technology disclosed herein, a venting media composite has a microporous membrane layer and a coating on the microporous membrane layer to form a composite. The basis weight of the composite is at least about 0.5% higher than a basis weight of the microporous membrane layer without the coating. In some embodiments the composite has a decreased insertion loss than its membrane-only counterpart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Sanders
  • Patent number: 10000105
    Abstract: A ventilation duct for a motor vehicle includes an air inlet, a duct body, and a duct opening generally in a shape of a quadrilateral having first, second, third, and fourth sides. The duct opening further includes a generally L-shaped extension extending away from the first and second sides of the duct body, and a first seal attached to the L-shaped extension. The ventilation duct further includes an outlet generally in the shape of the quadrilateral of the duct opening. The outlet further includes an outlet assembly, a generally L-shaped seal extension, and a second seal affixed to the L-shaped seal extension. The outlet is installed in the duct body in a direction perpendicular to the airflow to maintain the seal around the assembly point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Edward Barrow, Jason Dilley
  • Patent number: 9394060
    Abstract: Embodiments of a heliport incorporate commercial and residential spaces with a plurality of helipads at multiple levels or floors, within a multi-story building. In various embodiments, the helipads cantilever out from the sides of the building or may simply span between oppositely faced sides of adjacent building structures. In some embodiments, the helipads extend outwardly from aircraft hangers and from commercial and residential spaces that extend into the building from the rear of the helipad. Rooftops associated with embodiments of the heliport include control tower facilities and additional helipads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: XTI AIR TRANSIT, INC.
    Inventor: David E. Brody
  • Patent number: 9317068
    Abstract: The technology encompassed by the current disclosure generally relates to membrane composites that can be used in acoustic venting assemblies. In one embodiment of the technology disclosed herein, a venting media composite has a microporous membrane layer and a coating on the microporous membrane layer to form a composite. The basis weight of the composite is at least about 0.5% higher than a basis weight of the microporous membrane layer without the coating. In some embodiments the composite has a decreased insertion loss than its membrane-only counterpart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Sanders
  • Patent number: 9207270
    Abstract: The present invention may include measuring energy usage of one or more appliances for a selected usage metric, receiving reference energy usage data indicative of energy usage of one or more reference appliances for the selected usage metric, comparing the measured energy usage of the one or more appliances for the selected usage metric to the one or more received sets of reference energy usage data for the selected usage metric, and reporting an amount of energy savings based on the comparison of measured energy usage of the one or more appliances and the one or more received sets of reference energy data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Caldeira, Alistair K. Chan, Daniel B. Cook, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Thomas J. Nugent, Jr., Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas Allan Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9075408
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhanced control, monitoring and recording of incoming chemical and power use, and emissions of electronic device manufacturing systems are provided. In some embodiments, integrated sub-fab system systems may monitor the energy usage of the sub-fab equipment. The tool can enter many different depths of energy savings modes such as idle (shallow energy savings where production equipment can recover to normal production with no quality or throughput impact in seconds), sleep (deeper energy savings where production equipment can recover in minutes), or hibernate (where production equipment may require hours to recover not to have impact on quality, or throughput) for the system. In some embodiments, the system may monitor and display all gas emissions in a sub-fab as well as the Semi S23 method reporting of CO2 equivalent emission. The system may monitor effluent process gases and energy use from the process tool and sub-fab equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Youssef A. Loldj, Maxime Cayer, Jay J. Jung, Shaun Crawford, Dana Tribula, Daniel O. Clark
  • Patent number: 9022845
    Abstract: A ventilated roof features an elongated vent having a vent opening and an elongated vent shingle supporting surface. The vent opening is in fluid communication with a slot defined by the top surface of a roof deck and communicating through the roof deck. An end cap has an end cap shingle supporting surface and is located adjacent to an end of the elongated vent. The vent and the end cap adjacent to the vent are supported in an equivalent spaced-apart relation to the top surface of the roof deck. The elongated vent shingle supporting surface, the end cap shingle supporting surface and the top surface of the roof deck provide a substantially continuous support to a shingle overlapping any two of those elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: John C. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20150107770
    Abstract: Provided is a side storage unit, including a cleaning chamber to receive a plurality of substrates, the cleaning chamber having a gas supplier to supply therethrough cleaning gases for removing fumes from the substrate, and a plurality of discharge openings to discharge therethrough a mixture of the fumes and the cleaning gases; a plurality of substrate holders arranged on an inner sidewall of the cleaning chamber and supporting the substrates in the cleaning chamber, each of the substrate holders having at least one gas injector connected to the gas supplier to supply the cleaning gases onto a surface of the substrate; and a discharge assembly connected to the discharge openings to discharge the mixture of the fumes and the cleaning gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Hyun-Sun CHOI, Tae-Hoon KIM, Jung-Bong YUN, Byeung-Wook CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150079893
    Abstract: A panel for ventilation and noise reduction and its manufacturing method are disclosed. A left side and a right side of the panel each include one or a plurality of ventilation holes, and a sound insulation board for sound insulation is set near each ventilation hole along an inner side of the panel, so that at least certain sound from the inner of the electronic device needs to bypass the board to pass through the ventilation holes; and the ventilation hole on the left side and the right side of the panel are opened in a staggered position, so that when the panel is placed side by side with another panel, air exhausted from a ventilation hole at an adjacent side of the panel does not form strong face-to-face blowing interference with air exhausted from a ventilation hole at an adjacent side of another panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Baosheng Li, Jun Zhao, Chengpeng Yang
  • Publication number: 20150065028
    Abstract: An electronic equipment enclosure includes a frame structure at least partially enclosed by a plurality of panels defining a compartment in which one or more electronic components are mounted and an exhaust air duct that is adapted to segregate hot air being exhausted from the compartment from cool air entering the compartment, thereby improving thermal management of the enclosure. The exhaust duct includes a lower duct section extending upward from the top panel of the compartment and an upper duct section telescoping upward from an upper end of the lower duct section. Each duct section includes four panels connected together by hinged corner fittings such that the section is collapsible. The upper duct section includes an outwardly flared portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: William KRIETZMAN
  • Patent number: 8968063
    Abstract: A method for installation of an adhesive vent over an aperture in a surface is described, the adhesive vent has at least one substantially straight serrated edge and an air permeable venting region, an adhesive region having adhesive disposed thereon surrounding the air permeable venting region. The method comprises providing an edge guide adjacent to the aperture, the edge guide adapted to inhibit motion in at least one direction on the surface, positioning the serrated edge on the surface such that the edge of the adhesive vent engages with the edge guide and pressing the adhesive vent onto the surface such that the air permeable region of the adhesive vent covers the aperture and the adhesive vent is fixed to the surface by the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B. Gifford, Michael Keough
  • Publication number: 20150041114
    Abstract: An air conditioning system having a supply fan for supplying air to a supply duct; a fan motor for driving the supply fan; and a controller for controlling a speed of the fan motor, the controller operating the fan motor at a first speed in a first mode, a second speed lower than the first speed in a second mode and a third speed lower than the second speed in a ventilation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: James Del Toro, Jade R. Reynolds
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8920225
    Abstract: A dishwasher having a water vapor vent structure is provided. The water vapor vent structure may include an outer cover having one or more water vapor vents, and an inner cover detachably mounted to the outer cover and having condensation channels for condensing water vapor. As water vapor is collected and maintained in the condensation channels for a period of time, condensation efficiency may be enhanced, and air quality in a room in which the dishwasher may be maintained at an acceptable level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Myong-Ho Kang
  • Patent number: 8888574
    Abstract: An exhaust apparatus provides a housing with at least one exhaust compartment disposed within the housing, and at least one draft damper repositionable to operate at orientations of about 0°, 90°, 180° and 270° with respect to a level plane of an exterior bottom surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: FSH Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Bredahl, John Michael Leete
  • Publication number: 20140242901
    Abstract: The present invention provides an airflow outlet of air-conditioning device, which comprises a main body having one end forming an entrance opening and an opposite end forming a plurality of outward-projecting curved ridges. At least one of the curved ridges has a side wall forming at least one through hole to allow air to pass through the through hole. The present invention allows airflows generated by an air-conditioning device to be conducted to the through hole to be discharged therefrom. Since the through hole is formed in a side wall, airflows do not blow directly down as that occurring in the conventional devices and instead blowing sideways so as to eliminate any potential risk of causing discomfort of persons located under the airflow outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: TREASURE UNICORN LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei-Ching Lee, Tzu-I Lee, Yu-Jieh Lee, Yu-Hsuan Lee, Peng-Chieh Lee, Po-Chang Lee
  • 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
  • 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: 8801511
    Abstract: An air-conditioning duct for vehicles with one duct mutually connected and fixed to the other duct is provided. One duct is formed by incorporating a first unit duct with a flange formed around an opening periphery thereof and a second unit duct with a flange formed around an opening periphery thereof in parallel. The other duct is formed by incorporating a third unit duct with a flange formed around an opening periphery thereof and a fourth unit duct with a flange formed around an opening periphery thereof in parallel. The flange formed on the boundary side of the second unit duct are fixed with one over another, and the flange formed on the boundary side of the third unit duct and the flange formed on the boundary side of the fourth unit duct are fixed with one over another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Kyoraku Co., Ltd., Inoac Corporation, Toyota Shati Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoto Tani, Hidetoshi Matsumoto, Hayato Kamigashima, Nobuhiro Ichimura
  • Publication number: 20140206277
    Abstract: A dryer vent stabilizing apparatus for use with a dryer appliance having a vent tube includes a base member having opposed front and rear edges and an upper surface on which to secure the dryer appliance. A first support member is operatively coupled to the rear edge of the base member, the first support member having opposed first support member ends and defining a lateral channel extending substantially between respective first support member ends. A vent engagement member is slidably coupled to the lateral channel of the first support member and selectively movable along the lateral channel between the respective first support member ends, the vent engagement member defining an aperture configured to receive the vent tube of the dryer appliance therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: James Schoenster
  • Publication number: 20140199935
    Abstract: A system for drying a container includes an air manifold. The air manifold includes a main body having multiple outlets and multiple arms. Each arm is coupled to a respective outlet, is disposed in a fixed position relative to the main body, and is configured to direct air received from the main body toward the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Steve Pucciani, Jeem E. Newland, III
  • Patent number: 8778066
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vacuum pump exhaust pipe of a chemical vapor deposition apparatus, wherein two ports of the vacuum pump exhaust pipe are respectively connected to a vacuum pump outlet and a scrubber, and anti-sticking inner pipes are installed inside the exhaust pipe and closely contacted with inner walls of the exhaust pipe. The present invention also relates to a vacuum pump of the chemical vapor deposition apparatus. Blockage hardly occurs in the vacuum pump exhaust pipe of the chemical vapor deposition apparatus and the relevant vacuum pump according to the present invention to solve problems of the easily found blockage in the exhaust pipe, wasting the manpower and the time for clearing the exhaust pipe and the effect to the uptime of the chemical vapor deposition apparatus in the prior arts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peng Chen
  • Patent number: 8758101
    Abstract: An improved exhaust fan housing, and exhaust fan assembly so characterized, is generally provided. The exhaust fan housing includes a first cylindrical or conical element, a second cylindrical element interior of the first cylindrical element, and a plurality of hollow vanes traversing an annular fluid passage chamber delimited thereby and uniting the first and second cylindrical elements. A central drive chamber, delimited by the second cylindrical element, is in fluid communication with ambient air exterior of the first cylindrical element via the hollow vanes. Each hollow vane is characterized by spaced apart wall segments which unitingly terminate so as to delimit a leading edge for each hollow vane, each of the spaced apart wall segments having a free end or a closed end delimiting first and second trailing edges for the hollow vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Khalitov, Andrew W. McClure
  • Publication number: 20140080403
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a ventilation unit configured to exhaust drawn-in air from an enclosure, and a detection unit integrated with the ventilation unit and configured to detect a vapor. Embodiments are directed to a collection mechanism configured to collect liquid, a detection unit configured to sample vapor emitted from the liquid of the collection mechanism, and a ventilation unit integrated with the detection unit and configured to exhaust the vapor subsequent to the vapor having been sampled by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Dean Matthew Erickson, Gary Cletus Mobley, JR., Len Alan Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140038510
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a modular fluid-handling system may comprise a fluid-handling unit and an exhaust duct coupled to and in fluid communication with the fluid-handling unit. The fluid-handling unit may be configured to exhaust air from an exhaust source in a substantially horizontal direction. The exhaust duct may be configured to redirect air flowing in the substantially horizontal direction from the exhaust source in a substantially vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Bailey, Ty Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20140017989
    Abstract: A power system enclosure is provided. The power system enclosure includes a box, and a ventilation system. The ventilation system includes an enclosure inlet, and an enclosure exhaust. The enclosure inlet and the enclosure exhaust are disposed outside the box. The enclosure inlet is connected to the box to allow entry of air. The enclosure exhaust includes an enclosure exhaust, and one or more gas detectors. The exhaust duct is connected to the box to route gases from the box. The gas detectors are disposed in the enclosure exhaust to detect and generate a signal indicative of a presence of carbon monoxide in the gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Solar Turbines Inc.
    Inventors: Sunder Ganesan, Lazaro de Jesus Herrera, Gerard Joseph Schnee, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130231042
    Abstract: A vent plate for an exterior wall of a building includes a plate body that has a first face facing the exterior wall, a second face facing away from the exterior wall, and one or more holes extending between the first face and the second face for receiving piping. One or more seals are positioned about the one or more holes and seal against the outer diameter of the piping received in the holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Gabe Coscarella
  • Publication number: 20130225065
    Abstract: A mobile communication device includes a heat transfer path to transfer heat generated in the mobile communication device to a heat exhaust component, in which the heat exhaust component generates air flow to exhaust heat out of the mobile communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Pantech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pantech Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130178146
    Abstract: An outerwear clothing article is disclosed. The outerwear clothing article may have an outer shell and at least one vent forming a passage through the outer shell. The at least one vent may have a closure element movable between a first position at which flow through the vent is substantially unrestricted, and a second position at which flow through the vent is restricted by the closure element. The outerwear clothing article may also have a sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of a temperature inside the outer shell, and an actuator controllable to move the closure element between the first and second positions based on the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: RYAN C. STOCKETT
  • Patent number: 8449359
    Abstract: A structure for connecting an air-conditioning duct to an air-conditioning unit; the air-conditioning unit 1 having a first air supply outlet 11 and a second air supply outlet 12 adjacent with each other, the air-conditioning duct having a first air passage and a second air passage adjacent with each other, wherein the first air supply outlet 11 and the second air supply outlet 12 include a U-shaped auxiliary wall 2 having a notched part K at one side therearound, a supply outlet boundary wall 130 separating the first air supply outlet 11 and the second air supply outlet 12, and a duct side step part Z is formed between an opening rim of a first duct 31 and an opening rim of a second duct 32, the duct side step part Z is contacted with is contacted with the supply outlet boundary wall 130 to install the air-conditioning duct 2 to the air-conditioning unit 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignees: Kyoraku Co., Ltd., Toyota Shatai Kabusiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoto Tani, Kouji Yamashita, Hayato Kamigashima, Nobuhiro Ichimura
  • Publication number: 20130040552
    Abstract: A device (10) is disclosed. It has a gas impervious barrier (12) configured to be located between an opening of a container (16) and a door (18) arranged to close the opening. There is a passageway (14) through the barrier, the passageway (14) providing a pathway between the interior and exterior of the container (16) for a gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: ASIA-WORLD SHIPPING SERVICES PTY LTD
    Inventor: Serguei Ivanine
  • Publication number: 20120322357
    Abstract: An enclosure includes a main body defining an opening, and a venting apparatus. The venting apparatus includes a first body defining a number of first vents, and a second body defining a number of second vents. The first body is fixed to the main body to cover the opening. The second body is pivotably attached to an outer surface of the first body. The second body may be rotated relative to the first body to partly overlap the first vents with the second vents to adjust the rate or volume of airflow permitted through a heat-generating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZI-XUAN ZHANG, XIAO-FENG MA
  • Patent number: 8303385
    Abstract: A stationary ventilating device for efficiently exhausting airflow converged above a plurality of airflow-guiding plates which are stacked up and assembled together is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Tai Up Park
  • Patent number: 8292706
    Abstract: The roof light system is composed by a roof unit (10), a light conduit (70) and a diffuser unit (80). A ventilation device has a ventilation tube (60) is separate and detached from the light conduit (70). The first end (60a) of the ventilation tube is connected with the roof unit (10) and the second end (60b) is positioned at a distance from the diffuser unit (80). The ventilation device may additionally have a branch tube (160).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Brent Møller, Per Jacobsen, Niels A. Larsen, James Eric Brinton, Leonard Kenneth Moody, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8267759
    Abstract: Sub-ducts and methods of exhausting into a generally rectangular and vertical main shaft are disclosed herein. A sub-duct of one embodiment includes hollow first and second portions. The first portion presents a generally flat attaching wall, a top side that defines an opening, and a bottom side that has an aerodynamic configuration; the second portion defines an intake opening, meets with the first portion attaching wall at approximately a ninety degree angle, and has a configuration complementary to a configuration of an exhaust duct. The first and second portions collectively define a continuous channel between the intake opening and the top side opening. The first portion may have a section of generally constant cross section extending from adjacent the second portion to the top side opening, and the second portion may have a generally constant cross section extending from the intake opening to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Subduct Riser Manufacturing, Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Edward McNulty, Brian William Ryglewicz, Mark Steven Sylvia
  • Publication number: 20120142266
    Abstract: Ventilator units, and methods for their use, are provided. Each of the ventilator units comprises a first flexible film, a second flexible film disposed opposite the first flexible film and attached to the first flexible film at at least two points, a first swellable portion attached to the first flexible film, and a second swellable portion attached to the second flexible film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Atsushi Niwa
  • Patent number: 8156931
    Abstract: A vent cap for a direct vent system. The cap may include a base plate and a semicircular outer housing secured to the base plate. A divider is coupled within the outer housing, with the divider forming in exhaust region and an inlet region. A heat shield is positioned within the semicircular outer housing in the outlet region. A direct vent pipe coupling is provided in the base plate and includes a first pipe having an outlet coupled to the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: M&G Duravent, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Jacklich, Eric Adair
  • Publication number: 20120083198
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a fluid cleaning system. The system can include a housing capable of being coupled to a building structure. At least one first intake, at least one second intake, and at least one outlet are disposed through a portion of the housing. A ventilating assembly is supported within the housing and is capable of generating a fluid flow. In some embodiments, at least one detection apparatus is in communication with the ventilating assembly. At least one shutter is operatively coupled to the housing. The shutter is configured and arranged to move between at least a first position and a second position. At least one filter can he supported within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Broan-NuTone Company , LLC
    Inventors: Richard R. Sinur, Brian R. Wellnitz, Stephen Swenerton
  • Publication number: 20120021680
    Abstract: A ventilation device for a building is provided. The ventilation device includes a pair of frame elements spaced a distance from each other to define a free passage extending between an inside of the building and an outside of the building in a clearance defined by the distance. A rotating cylinder is positioned within the clearance and is configured to rotate between a closed position in which the rotating cylinder substantially completely seals the free passage and an opened position in which the rotating cylinder substantially completely opens the free passage. At least two seals are configured to substantially completely seal the rotating cylinder at least at each frame element of the pair of frame elements in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: JOSEF GARTNER GMBH
    Inventor: Friedrich Gartner
  • Publication number: 20120003915
    Abstract: Device for stabilizing air-pressure in a mechanically enclosed environment, namely to a vacuum relief valve and/or air breather valve designed in particular to substitute the vent hose assembly and breather vent and thereby controls and dynamically regulates the pressure or vacuum of the desired area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Arun Kumar Sinha
  • Publication number: 20110294414
    Abstract: A method for installation of an adhesive vent over an aperture in a surface is described, the adhesive vent has at least one substantially straight serrated edge and an air permeable venting region, an adhesive region having adhesive disposed thereon surrounding the air permeable venting region. The method comprises providing an edge guide adjacent to the aperture, the edge guide adapted to inhibit motion in at least one direction on the surface, positioning the serrated edge on the surface such that the edge of the adhesive vent engages with the edge guide and pressing the adhesive vent onto the surface such that the air permeable region of the adhesive vent covers the aperture and the adhesive vent is fixed to the surface by the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Robert B. Gifford, Michael Keough
  • Publication number: 20110275305
    Abstract: A venting device for insertion into an opening (2) of an enclosure having a wall (3) with an interior surface and an exterior surface comprises a body (11; 21; 31) having an insertion portion (12; 22; 32) for insertion into the opening (2) of the enclosure and a head portion (13; 23; 33). The body (11; 21; 31) has a passageway (14; 24; 34) that extends through the insertion portion (12; 22; 32) and the head portion (13; 23; 33) for passage of a fluid from the enclosure (7) to the ambient environment (6). The venting device further comprises an air permeable, water impermeable venting element (15; 25; 35) covering the passageway (14; 24; 34). An engagement section (16; 26; 36) is arranged circumferentially about the insertion portion (12; 22; 32) for engagement with the wall (3) of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Lothar Egersdoerfer, Frank Jöpen
  • Publication number: 20110275306
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: OMNIVENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Song Yee Kim
  • Publication number: 20110259559
    Abstract: A system for heating and cooling a main floor of a building, including: a building having an attic, a main floor and a crawl space; an attic air blower system for moving attic air into the main floor; and a crawl space air blower system for moving crawl space air to the main floor, wherein (i) the attic air blower moves air from the attic into the main floor when the crawl space air blower moves air from the main floor through the crawl space to the exterior of the building; and, (ii) the attic air blower moves air from the main floor through the attic to the exterior of the building when the crawl space air blower moves air from the crawl space into the main floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Cyrous Gheyri
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110244783
    Abstract: A self-contained pre-manufactured roof top unit is used to circulate fresh air, heat or cool a building. The housing has a blower connected into a circulation system to circulate air into and out of the building. The unit has a pressure relief opening for connection into the building that is used to relieve air pressure buildup within the building. The pressure relief opening is part of a pressure relief passage that is independent of the blower and has an exhaust vent that opens and closes automatically in response to pressure differential between the building and ambient air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: GREIG J. TOLLAR
  • Publication number: 20110244782
    Abstract: An apparatus captures and evacuates air from an area above a body of liquid, particularly a swimming pool. The apparatus exhausts the contaminants and water vapor to an area outside of an enclosure housing the swimming pool. The invention comprises an assembly mounted to a wall adjacent the body of liquid. The assembly is comprised of a top section, opposing side sections connected by the top section, and at least one flange extending from an edge of at least one side section. The wall-mounted and bench assembly may be formed integrally, but also may be formed from two or more pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Donald Cyrus Baker
  • Patent number: 7997966
    Abstract: A cooling structure for an electricity storage device includes: a secondary battery generating heat; a DC-DC converter generating heat in a quantity different from that of secondary battery; an exhaust path for passing air after cooling secondary battery generating heat in a relatively small quantity, and led to the outside of a vehicle; an exhaust path for passing air after cooling DC-DC converter generating heat in a relatively large quantity, and joining exhaust path; and a circulation path connected to exhaust path upstream of an air flow beyond a position at which exhaust path joins, and led to the inside of a vehicle compartment. With this configuration, there is provided a cooling structure for an electricity storage device in which the suppression of both increase in temperature and decrease in inner pressure inside the vehicle compartment can be effectively achieved at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehito Yoda
  • Publication number: 20110189939
    Abstract: A ceiling air outlet has an elongated supply air chamber comprising a supply air inlet. At least one side chamber is located to the side of the supply air chamber. A nozzle inflows supply air from the supply air chamber into the side chamber. Each side chamber has an associated heat exchanger through which room air is induced into the side chamber as a result of induction. Each side chamber comprises an outlet opening. Each nozzle flows the supply air passing through it horizontally. The ceiling air outlet comprises on the underside facing toward the room to be ventilated, a flat element that covers the ceiling air outlet and is impermeable to air. Each outlet opening is oriented in alignment with its nozzle(s) so that the supply air flowing through each nozzle is not deflected. The room air is induced from above the upper edge of the ceiling air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Michael FEY, Klaus Kaysers, Klaus Niklas