With Electrical Component Cooling Patents (Class 62/259.2)
  • Patent number: 10731907
    Abstract: A system includes an electronic power converter and a controller. The electronic power converter supplies power to one or more motor drives of an HVAC and/or refrigeration system. The controller obtains a plurality of pulse width modulation (PWM) algorithms. Each PWM algorithm has an associated harmonic signature. The controller further determines one or more resonance frequencies associated with the HVAC and/or refrigeration system. The controller also selects a first PWM algorithm from the plurality of PWM algorithms based at least in part on the harmonic signature associated with the first PWM algorithm mitigating the one or more resonance frequencies associated with the refrigeration system. The controller further operates the electronic power converter according to the first PWM algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lennox Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Palanivel Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10701838
    Abstract: A self-installing connector for a liquid cooling system of a datacenter component rack system. A datacenter component rack may include manifolds for conveying coolant to or from one or more datacenter electronic components for liquid cooling components of the datacenter electronic component. The self-installing connector provides a fluid connection between the manifold and a liquid cooling system of a datacenter electronic component. The self-installing connector may puncture the manifold at the time the datacenter electronic component is installed. The self-installing connector may form an opening in the manifold and secure one end of the self-installing connector into the opening upon installation of the datacenter electronic component into the datacenter component rack. The self-installing connector can separate at a dripless quick-disconnect coupling for datacenter electronic component maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan F. Conroy, Felipe Enrique Ortega Gutierrez, Luke Thomas Gregory
  • Patent number: 10697653
    Abstract: An air-conditioning system is provided, comprising: an air conditioner including a first fan having a first fan input configured to receive first input air, and a first fan output configured to generate a first output air stream in a horizontal direction, and a second fan having a second fan input configured to receive second input air, and a second fan output configured to generate a second output air stream in the horizontal direction; an air baffle including a first upflow duct attached to the air-conditioner and configured to direct the first output air stream into a first deflected air stream flowing in a first direction between 0 degrees and 45 degrees from vertical, and a second upflow duct attached to the air-conditioner and configured to direct the second output air stream into a second deflected air stream flowing in a second direction between 0 degrees and 45 degrees from vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Bush, Khurram Ali, Peter Christian Flynn
  • Patent number: 10665915
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a battery pack. The battery pack, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: multiple cell modules which include cells generating electrical energy; a tray which supports the weight of the multiple cell modules; and a frame which divides the space for arranging the multiple cell modules, and which extends in the vehicle length direction and the vehicle width direction, forming a supply flow channel through which air flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghoon Kim, Jaecheol Hwang, Seokmin Kim
  • Patent number: 10660239
    Abstract: A cooling system is provided which includes, for instance, a coolant circulation loop, one or more primary coolant pumps, and a fill and drain pump. The primary coolant pump(s) is coupled to facilitate circulating coolant through the coolant circulation loop, and the fill and drain pump facilitates selective filling of the cooling system with the coolant, or draining of the coolant from the cooling system. The fill and drain pump is integrated with the cooling system as a backup coolant pump to the primary coolant pump(s), and circulates the coolant through the coolant circulation loop responsive to an error in the primary coolant pump(s). The primary coolant pump(s) and fill and drain pumps may be different types of pumps, and the cooling system further includes a control system for automatically activating the fill and drain pump upon detection of an error in the primary coolant pump(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David L. Edwards, Gary F. Goth, Daniel J. Kearney, Peter W. Kelly, Francis R. Krug, Jr., Robert K. Mullady, Donald W. Porter, Allan C. VanDeventer, Randy J. Zoodsma
  • Patent number: 10660240
    Abstract: A method of servicing a data storage library includes providing an enclosure configured to surround at least one library access opening to form a chamber. The at least one enclosure has an access opening of sufficient size to permit an adult human access to the interior chamber, and the enclosure is configured to resist environmental conditions from the exterior of the enclosure from intruding into the chamber and to permit environmental conditions from the interior of the library to intrude into the chamber. The method also includes acclimating the chamber so that at least one desired environmental condition in the chamber is within a desired range of the corresponding environmental condition within the interior of the library. Additionally, the method includes accessing the interior of the library via the at least one library access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jose G. Miranda Gavillan, Brian G. Goodman, Leonard G. Jesionowski, Michael P. McIntosh, Shawn M. Nave, Kenny Nian Gan Qiu
  • Patent number: 10627199
    Abstract: A vessel (10) containing a fluid (liquid and/or gas) at pressure higher than atmospheric pressure which when evacuated from the vessel (10) lowers the temperature of the vessel and thereby creates a self-generated cold sink capable of absorbing thermal energy to maintain electronics and other temperature sensitive missile components within their operational temperature limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Denton, Christopher D. Strong
  • Patent number: 10628366
    Abstract: A method and an information handling system provide flexible interconnections between two endpoints and in particular to allow for the allocation and reallocation of PCI lanes. A flexible interconnect media system is capable of connecting a CPU to an I/O device. The flexible interconnect media system includes I/O slots that are each capable of receiving an I/O device, connection interfaces each correlated with an I/O slot, link taps with correlated ports for each CPU, and flexible interconnect media capable of connecting an open connection interface with an open link tap, whereby a connection between the CPU and the I/O device is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventor: Corey Dean Hartman
  • Patent number: 10624237
    Abstract: A two-phase liquid immersion cooling system is described in which heat generating computer components cause a dielectric fluid in its liquid phase to vaporize. The dielectric vapor is then condensed back into a liquid phase and used to cool the computer components. Using a pressure controlled vessel and pressure controller, the disclosed system may be operated at less than ambient pressure. By controlling the pressure at which the system operates, the user may influence the temperature at which the dielectric fluid vaporizes and thereby achieve increased performance from a given computer component. Utilizing robotic arms and slot-in computing components, a self-healing computing system may be created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TMGCore, LLC
    Inventors: John David Enright, Jacob Mertel
  • Patent number: 10595447
    Abstract: Energy efficient control of cooling system cooling of an electronic system is provided based, in part, on weighted cooling effectiveness of the components. The control includes automatically determining speed control settings for multiple adjustable cooling components of the cooling system. The automatically determining is based, at least in part, on weighted cooling effectiveness of the components of the cooling system, and the determining operates to limit power consumption of at least the cooling system, while ensuring that a target temperature associated with at least one of the cooling system or the electronic system is within a desired range by provisioning, based on the weighted cooling effectiveness, a desired target temperature change among the multiple adjustable cooling components of the cooling system. The provisioning includes provisioning applied power to the multiple adjustable cooling components via, at least in part, the determined control settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Milnes P. David, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 10563931
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cooling system includes an evaporator, which further includes an evaporator tube, a first mechanical wave emitter, and a control system communicatively coupled to the first mechanical wave emitter. The cooling system is configured to circulate refrigerant through the evaporator tube to facilitate heat exchange between the refrigerant and fluid surrounding the evaporator tube. The first mechanical wave emitter is configured to output first mechanical waves to the evaporator tube, and the control system is configured to instruct the first mechanical wave emitter to output the first mechanical waves to enhance nucleation of the refrigerant in the evaporator tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Mislak, Douglas A. Kester, Curtis W. Caskey
  • Patent number: 10533809
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments disclosed herein pertain to a cooling apparatus that includes a distributor plate and a conduit assembly. The conduit assembly allows a cooling fluid to flow downwards through a first set of holes in the distributor plate and onto a hot object placed below the distributor plate. The cooling fluid then flows upwards from the hot object into a second set of holes in the distributor plate. The first set of holes are shaped to offer a pressure increase to the cooling fluid flowing towards the hot object. The second set of holes are shaped to offer reduced resistance to the cooling fluid flowing away from the hot object. The distributor plate and the conduit assembly are fabricated from a material that is a heat insulator thereby preventing heat transfer from the cooling fluid flowing away from the hot object to the cooling fluid flowing towards the hot object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lionel Sherrer, Chris Richard Jacobsen, David Ryan Hobby, Todd Matthew Bandhauer
  • Patent number: 10527299
    Abstract: An outdoor unit for an air conditioner, and an air conditioner are provided that allow for effectively cooling a cooled part such as a power element, even when a refrigerant is not circulated, to prevent the part from being damaged by generated heat. Said outdoor unit and said air conditioner each include: a casing; a heat exchanger that exchanges heat between a refrigerant flowing therein and air; a blower fan that sucks air outside the casing and forces the air to pass through the heat exchanger; an electric parts box that has a board and a part to be cooled; and a cooling member that is thermally connected with said part and cools it with a refrigerant flowing therein, wherein the cooling member is arranged on an outer wall surface of the electric parts box in a path of the air blown by the blower fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi-Johnson Controls Air Conditioning, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Hashimoto, Takashi Ooishi, Masayoshi Murofushi
  • Patent number: 10527298
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an air conditioner having improved maintenance ability by arranging a fan to be attached or detached without removing a guide member. An air conditioner includes a main body with an opening formed in the bottom, a ceiling panel arranged under the main body for covering the opening, and having a sucking hole through which air is sucked in and a discharging hole through which air is discharged, a fan detachably installed inside the main body through the opening for guiding indoor air to be sucked in through the sucking hole in the vertical direction and discharged in the horizontal direction, a heat exchanger arranged in the radial direction of the fan to be separated from the fan for performing heat exchange on the air discharged from the fan and a guide member arranged between the fan and the heat exchanger in the radial direction of the fan to be separated from the fan for guiding the air discharged from the fan toward the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Goto
  • Patent number: 10442308
    Abstract: A battery cooling control device includes a controller that monitors temperature information of a battery, monitors vehicle speed information of a vehicle, determines an operating mode of the vehicle on the basis of the vehicle speed information and generates control information of a cooling fan by determining a control condition of the cooling fan that has been set to correspond to the operating mode of the vehicle, based on the temperature information of the battery and the vehicle speed information, and controls cooling of the battery by outputting, to the cooling fan, a control signal corresponding to the control information of the cooling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jung Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10436504
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a door defining an opening in the door, and a transparent display assembly that covers the opening and allows an inner space of the refrigerator to be visible. The transparent display assembly includes a front panel, a rear panel, an outer spacer configured to maintain a first distance between the front panel and the rear panel, a display disposed on a rear surface of the front panel, a light guide plate spaced apart from the display, and a first spacer configured to support the light guide plate and to maintain a second distance between the display and the light guide plate. The outer spacer defines a first injection hole configured to allow introduction of an inert gas to the outer spacer, and a first insulation layer configured to receive the inert gas between the front panel and the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangmyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10403423
    Abstract: A superconducting magnet system, including a cryostat, and a ride-through system for the superconducting magnet system include: one or more gravity-fed cooling tubes configured to have therein a cryogenic fluid; a first heat exchanger configured to transfer heat from the one or more gravity-fed cooling tubes to a cryocooler; a storage device having an input connected to the first heat exchanger and configured to receive and store a boiled-off gas from the first heat exchanger; and a thermal regenerator having an input connected to the output of the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Adolph Ackermann, Glen George Pfleiderer, Philip Alexander Jonas, Matthew Voss
  • Patent number: 10386085
    Abstract: The semiconductor-based air conditioning device includes at least a thermoelectric cooling chip, a cooling circulating member, a heat dissipating member, and a power provisioning and temperature controller. The cooling circulating member is joined to a cold production surface, and the heat dissipating member is joined to a heat production surface, of the thermoelectric cooling chip. Each of the cooling circulating member and the heat dissipating member includes a circulating box, a fan, and an auxiliary conduction device. Each circulating box is covered with fins and surrounding pipes. Each fan is located adjacent to corresponding fins. Each auxiliary conduction device includes an electrical pump. Fluid is stored and circulated in the surrounding pipes of each circulating box. Each electrical pump is configured to pump the fluid in a corresponding circulating box, and fluid is circulated to absorb the cold or heat from the thermoelectric cooling chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Chuan-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10379550
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for controlling a scalable panel cooling system having multiple cooling panels for cooling heat-generating components housed in a support structure. The method includes: dividing the support structure into areas, each area of the support structure capable of housing a heat-generating component; for each area of the support structure: providing a cooling panel adjacent the area of the support structure; determining whether the area of the support structure is housing an operational heat-generating component; in the case that the area of the support structure is housing an operational heat-generating component, activating the cooling panel adjacent the area of the support structure housing the operational heat-generating component; and in the case that the area of the support structure is not housing a operational heat-generating component, deactivating the cooling panel adjacent the area of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10366034
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method of tracking, using an automated infrastructure management (AIM) system, connections made using a breakout cable. The breakout cable comprises a plurality of breakout connectors at a breakout end of the breakout cable. The method comprises identifying a sequence for adding or removing connections involving the breakout connectors of the breakout cable, identifying events associated with adding or removing connections involving the breakout connectors of the breakout cable, and associating the breakout connectors of the breakout cable with added or removed connections based on the identified sequence and the identified events. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Yu Zhong, Ryan Enge, Lary Blake Van Scoy, LeaAnn Harrison Carl, Michael G. German, Danny L. Satterthwaite
  • Patent number: 10361103
    Abstract: A thermal system includes: a base member including at least one fluid passageway in which a two-phase fluid is disposed; a tuning layer secured to the base member; and a control system. The pressure of the two-phase fluid is controlled such that the two-phase fluid provides at least one of heating and cooling to the base member. The tuning layer includes a plurality of zones. The control system includes a plurality of sets of power lines in communication with the tuning layer, and a plurality of addressable control elements in electrical communication with the power lines and with the tuning layer. The control elements provide selective control of the tuning layer zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Kevin R. Smith, Kevin Ptasienski, Ray Alan Derler, Cal T. Swanson, Philip S. Schmidt, Mohammad Nosrati, Jacob R. Lindley, Allen N. Boldt, Sanhong Zhang, Louis P. Steinhauser, Dennis S. Grimard
  • Patent number: 10353446
    Abstract: Systems and methods of adaptive thermal control are provided for information handling system platforms that may be implemented to automate and scale fan control settings by making the fan control settings relative to a reported component thermal control parameter value from a component of an information handling system platform, such as a CPU or other heat generating component. In one example, bounds for system use of vendor or component manufacturer-reported thermal control parameter values may be set for system cooling so as to confine use of these values within information handling system platform limits characterized by a manufacturer of an information handling system platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Dominick Adam Lovicott, Hasnain Shabbir, Eric Tunks
  • Patent number: 10337390
    Abstract: A system and method for charging a plug-in hybrid vehicle can improve the on-board charging efficiency of the plug-in hybrid vehicle by adjusting a frequency of operation of a cooler when cooling an on-board charger (OBC) by circulating coolant when the temperature of the OBC rises while a high-voltage battery is being charged. The operations of a water pump and a radiator fan are controlled by determining whether the voltage of the high-voltage battery is within or out of a reference voltage range in which the on-board charging of the high-voltage battery is performed. This consequently prevents power from being unnecessarily consumed by operation of the cooler, such that the efficiency of charging is improved and the OBC is properly cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jang Hyo Lee, Kyu Jin Lee, Sang Hoon Yoo, Chun Hyuk Lee
  • Patent number: 10297880
    Abstract: A battery thermal management system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a battery pack, a coolant subsystem including a chiller configured to cool the battery pack, and a refrigerant subsystem including at least one evaporator. The coolant subsystem is arranged to exchange heat with the refrigerant subsystem within the chiller. A tap line extends from the at least one evaporator to the chiller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Lambert, Manfred Koberstein, Ali Jalilevand
  • Patent number: 10289323
    Abstract: A memory device including a controller for handling thermal shutdown of the memory device. The control system acquires temperatures of a plurality of non-volatile memory elements in the memory device from one or more temperature detectors at a first frequency. Upon determining that the temperature of one of the plurality of non-volatile memory elements is above a threshold, the controller activates thermal throttling for the plurality of non-volatile memory elements and flushes metadata from a volatile memory element in the memory device to the plurality of non-volatile memory elements for future recovery of the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nian Niles Yang, Varuna Kamila
  • Patent number: 10218015
    Abstract: An electrochemical fuel cell assembly comprises a fuel cell stack having a fuel delivery inlet and a fuel delivery outlet. The fuel cell stack further includes a number of fuel cells each having a membrane-electrode assembly and a fluid flow path coupled between the fuel delivery inlet and the fuel delivery outlet for delivery of fuel to the membrane-electrode assembly. A fuel delivery conduit is coupled to the fuel delivery inlet for delivery of fluid fuel to the stack. A bleed conduit is coupled to the fuel delivery outlet for venting fluid out of the stack. A variable orifice flow control device coupled to the bleed conduit configured to dynamically vary an amount of fluid from the fuel delivery outlet passing into the bleed conduit as a function of one or more of the control parameters: (i) measured fuel concentration; (ii) measured humidity; (iii) cell voltages of fuel cells in the stack; (iv) impedance of fuel cells in the stack; (v) resistance of fuel cells in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Pratap Rama, Paul Leonard Adcock, Jignesh Karsan Devshi Patel
  • Patent number: 10215472
    Abstract: Provided herein is a refrigerator with an improved coupling structure of a heat dissipation duct for dissipating heat generated in a display unit and having and applying the improved heat dissipation duct to a door having a thin thickness such that a problem in which a curve is generated at an exterior of a door when an inside of the door is filled with a heat insulating material is prevented. The refrigerator includes a main body, and a door, wherein the door includes a door cap coupled to at least one of an upper portion and a lower portion of the door, a display unit provided at a front surface of the door, a heat dissipation cover arranged behind the display unit, and a heat dissipation duct slidably inserted into the door through the at least one of the upper portion and the lower portion of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Won Koo, Sung Mo Kim, Po Cheon Kim, Sang Cheol Lee, Oun Gu Lee, Woo Chul Cho, Sun Hwan Joo
  • Patent number: 10209744
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a body, a heat source, an evaporator, a pipe, and at least one structural component. An inner space of the body is divided into a first space and a second space. The heat source is disposed at the first space and in thermal contact with the evaporator. The pipe is connected with the evaporator to form a loop and passes through at least one of the first space and the second space. At least a portion of the pipe surrounds and is in thermal contact with the structural component disposed inside the body. A working fluid is filled and is circulated in the loop. By absorbing heat in the evaporator, the working fluid in liquid state is vaporized to exit the evaporator. While passing through the pipe, the working fluid in vapor state dissipates heat to be condensed into liquid and flow into the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Wang, Jau-Han Ke, Wen-Neng Liao, Cheng-Wen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10201115
    Abstract: A chassis includes a compute device and a liquid cooling enablement module. The compute device includes a processor, a cold plate, and first cold and hot liquid lines. The first cold liquid line directs cool liquid from a first cold liquid interconnect of the compute device to the cold plate. The first hot liquid line directs heated liquid from the cold plate to a first hot liquid interconnect of the compute device. The liquid cooling enablement module is a modular self-contained component, and includes a second cold liquid interconnect, and a second hot liquid interconnect. The second cold liquid interconnect directs the liquid from the liquid cooling enablement module to the first cold liquid line via the first cold liquid interconnect. The second hot liquid interconnect directs the liquid from the first hot liquid line to the liquid cooling enablement module via the first hot liquid interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Robert W. Johnson, Robert Boyd Curtis
  • Patent number: 10164504
    Abstract: A power module for an electric machine. The power module includes a thermally conductive base having opposite first and second surfaces. The first surface is adapted for mounting the power module in conductive thermal communication with a heat sink. A MOSFET superposes the base second surface and is in conductive thermal communication with the base. A MOSFET driver superposes the base second surface and is operatively connected to the MOSFET. The transference from the power module of heat generated by the MOSFET and the MOSFET driver from the power module is directed along a primary cooling path to the heat sink through the base and a secondary cooling path to ambient air. The primary and secondary cooling paths are separate from each other. An electronics package and an electric machine including a power module are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventor: Michael D. Bradfield
  • Patent number: 10113245
    Abstract: A contact ring for an electroprocessor has redundant contact fingers, i.e., more contact fingers than needed for contacting a very narrow edge exclusion zone on a substrate such as a semiconductor wafer. The contact fingers have slightly different lengths so that they extend to different radial positions. By providing redundant contact fingers, and by slightly varying the lengths of the contact fingers, a sufficient number of contact fingers make contact with the electrically conductive surface in the edge exclusion zone to provide good electroplating results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10111362
    Abstract: A liquid-cooling heat dissipation device includes: a flow guiding shell body (1) formed with a first flow channel (13), a second flow channel (14) and a third flow channel (15), wherein a heat dissipation space (16) is defined by the above-mentioned three flow channels (13, 14, 15); a primary pipe (2) disposed in the heat dissipation space (16) and extended from the first flow channel (13) towards the second flow channel (14), wherein the primary pipe (2) is communicated with the first flow channel (13); a plurality of secondary pipes (3) disposed in the heat dissipation space (16) and extended from the primary pipe (2) towards the third flow channel (15), wherein each of the secondary pipes (3) is respectively communicated with the primary pipe (2) and the third flow channel (15). Accordingly, advantages of lowering the flow resistance and increasing the heat dissipation performance can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shui-Fa Tsai
  • Patent number: 10106012
    Abstract: An air-conditioner for a vehicle includes: a first circuit in which a cooling medium circulates; a heater heating the cooling medium; a first pump disposed in the first circuit; a second circuit cooling a heat emitting portion; a second pump disposed in the second circuit; an adjustment portion controlling a circulation amount of the cooling medium flowing in the first circuit and a circulation amount of the cooling medium flowing in the second circuit; and a control portion. The vehicle includes a regenerative device, and a storage device is charged with electric energy recovered by the regenerative device. When the regenerative device is recovering the electric energy and when it is determined that power in the storage device needs to be consumed, the control portion drives the heater to heat the cooling medium such that the power in the storage device is converted into heat energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Umehara, Shinsaku Isomura, Keita Honda
  • Patent number: 10063270
    Abstract: A case for cooling a portable electronic device, the case including a housing and a removable cartridge. The housing holds the electronic device and has a cartridge compartment for retaining the removable cartridge. The removable cartridge includes a set or sets of compartments for retaining substances configured to generate an endothermic reaction when mixed or combined. Pairs of compartments are separated by a divider configured to be selectively breached. The duration of the cooling effect may be extended by periodically breaching dividers of additional compartment pairs. The magnitude of the cooling effect may be increased by breaching multiple compartment pairs at once. The case may also include electronic components for monitoring the temperature of the electronic device and automatically initiating an endothermic reaction when the temperature reaches a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Oliver Coulter
  • Patent number: 10024556
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an outdoor unit of an air conditioner configured to cool a heating unit by making contact with the heating unit, a cooling unit applied thereto, and a method for manufacturing the cooling unit. An outdoor unit of an air conditioner comprises a compressor configured to compress refrigerant; a condenser configured to condense the refrigerant discharged from the compressor; a control box provided with an electronic component configured to control an outdoor unit of an air conditioner; and a cooling unit configured to cool a heating unit by making contact with the heating unit of the electronic component, wherein the cooling unit comprises a heat radiating member having one side thereof make contact with the heating unit; and a refrigerant pipe extended by penetrating through the heat radiating member and in which refrigerant is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Ho Choi, Wang Byung Chae, Hyung Mo Koo, Kyung Hoon Kim, Kyu Sang Park, Hyun Woo Park, Seung Ho Hong
  • Patent number: 10012416
    Abstract: A spot cooling device which separates injected compressed air into hot air and cold air to discharge the hot air and eject the cold air to a space or subject includes: a main body including: an injection port through which compressed air is injected; a cold air nozzle through which cold air separated from the injected compressed air is ejected; and a passage part connected to the cold air nozzle and the injection port; and a temperature control unit installed through the passage part so as to control an opening degree of the passage part according to temperature change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SEYANG MECHATRONICS. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Byung Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 9983057
    Abstract: An optoelectronic arrangement includes an optoelectronic semiconductor chip, a wavelength-converting element and a detector component, wherein the optoelectronic arrangement is configured to emit light with a first peak wavelength and to emit light with a second peak wavelength, the first peak wavelength is in the visible spectral range and the second peak wavelength is in the non-visible spectral range or the first peak wavelength is in the non-visible spectral range and the second peak wavelength is in the visible spectral range, and the optoelectronic arrangement emits the light whose peak wavelength is in the non-visible spectral range into a target area, and the detector component is configured to detect light backscattered from the target area and the peak wavelength of which is in the non-visible spectral range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Nils Kaufmann, Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 9964313
    Abstract: A heating control system including an air circulation fan, a heating unit, a memory, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to operate the air circulation fan at a first speed and the heating unit in a first configuration to achieve a first temperature rise where less than all of the burners are active. The microprocessor is further configured to compare the first temperature rise to a first temperature rise threshold and transition the air circulation fan to a second speed to achieve a second temperature rise when the first temperature rise is less than the first temperature rise threshold. The microprocessor is further configured to compare the second temperature rise to a second temperature rise threshold and transition the air circulation fan to a third speed when the second temperature rise is greater than the second temperature rise threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Eric M. Perez, Mark G. Beste, Steven Schneider
  • Patent number: 9929448
    Abstract: The invention refers to a cooling device (10) for a vehicle battery with at least one coolant line (12) and at least one separate clamping element (14), which is made of an elastic material, for pressing the coolant line (12) directly up against a flat surface of the vehicle battery. The coolant line (12) is flat, with an essentially flat upper surface (13) for contact with the flat face of the vehicle battery. The invention also concerns a vehicle battery assembly (100) with a vehicle battery that contains multiple battery elements (102) and a cooling device (10) such as that mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO KLIMASYSTEME GMBH
    Inventor: Roland Haussmann
  • Patent number: 9918409
    Abstract: A cooling system is provided which includes, for instance, a coolant circulation loop, one or more primary coolant pumps, and a fill and drain pump. The primary coolant pump(s) is coupled to facilitate circulating coolant through the coolant circulation loop, and the fill and drain pump facilitates selective filling of the cooling system with the coolant, or draining of the coolant from the cooling system. The fill and drain pump is integrated with the cooling system as a backup coolant pump to the primary coolant pump(s), and circulates the coolant through the coolant circulation loop responsive to an error in the primary coolant pump(s). The primary coolant pump(s) and fill and drain pumps may be different types of pumps, and the cooling system further includes a control system for automatically activating the fill and drain pump upon detection of an error in the primary coolant pump(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David L. Edwards, Gary F. Goth, Daniel J. Kearney, Peter W. Kelly, Francis R. Krug, Jr., Robert K. Mullady, Donald W. Porter, Allan C. VanDeventer, Randy J. Zoodsma
  • Patent number: 9854715
    Abstract: A flexible two-phase cooling apparatus for cooling microprocessors in servers can include a primary cooling loop, a first bypass, and a second bypass. The primary cooling loop can include a reservoir, a pump, an inlet manifold, an outlet manifold, and flexible cooling lines extending from the inlet manifold to the outlet manifold. The flexible cooling lines can be routable within server housings and can be fluidly connected to two or more series-connected heat sink modules that are mountable on microprocessors of the servers. The flexible cooling lines can be configured to transport low-pressure, two-phase dielectric coolant. The first bypass can include a first pressure regulator configured to regulate a first bypass flow of coolant through the first bypass. The second bypass can include a second pressure regulator configured to regulate a second bypass flow of coolant through the second bypass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: EBULLIENT, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Shedd, Brett A. Lindeman
  • Patent number: 9845975
    Abstract: In some embodiments, cooling devices with metal hydrides are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: Intel Corporation, University of Nevada, Reno
    Inventors: Dhanesh Chandra, Daryl J. Nelson, Muralidhar Tirumala, Anupam Kumar, Anjali Talekar
  • Patent number: 9832912
    Abstract: Disclosed is system, method, and rack stand portion for the advantageous cooling of computer equipment 305. The rack stand 200 includes a hollow body 210, 212 that may be formed of cartridges 2416. Gas from an airflow source 5204 is guided into the rack stand body and then into a sealed case of the computer equipment. Air flow is then guided out of the computer equipment for recirculation, exhaust, or other purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DHK Storage, LLC
    Inventor: David Klein
  • Patent number: 9807907
    Abstract: An air conditioner is provided. The air conditioner may include an electronic device, which may include a control component to drive a refrigerant cycle, and a cooling tube through which a refrigerant to cool the electronic device may flow. The cooling tube may be coupled to one side of the electronic device. The electronic device may include an electronic case having at least one through hole, an electronic board to which the control component may be coupled, the electronic board being disposed in the electronic case, at least one heat transfer plate disposed to contact the control component, the at least one heat transfer plate being coupled to the electronic case, and at least one heat sink, to which the cooling tube may be coupled, the at least one heat sink contacting the at least one heat transfer plate through the at least one through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hakjin Lee, Taegeol Kim, Seokhoon Jang
  • Patent number: 9791903
    Abstract: An air channeling sub-system may include a mechanical cooling section and a direct evaporative cooling section. The direct evaporative cooling section may be downstream from the mechanical cooling section. Cooling air is channeled through the air channeling sub-system and into the room. If a first set of control conditions is met, the air channeling sub-systems is operated in an adiabatic mode. The adiabatic mode includes channeling cooling air through the direct evaporative cooling section to evaporate water into the cooling air. If a second set of control conditions is met, the air channeling sub-system is operated in a hybrid mode. The hybrid mode includes channeling cooling air through the mechanical cooling section to remove heat from the cooling air and channeling the cooling air through the direct evaporative cooling section to evaporate water into the cooling air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan David Hay
  • Patent number: 9790701
    Abstract: A cooling container comprises a container housing with a chilled water storage tank including a first interface for receiving chilled water. The chilled water tank has a plurality of straight pipes joined by elbows connections to provide a folded path, the full path length being greater than the length of the container housing, and a second interface for outputting the chilled water. A number of interfaces within the container housing are configured to receive a chiller module or a free cool unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventor: William Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9795063
    Abstract: Disclosed is system, method, and rack stand portion for the advantageous cooling of computer equipment 305. The rack stand 200 includes a hollow body 210, 212 that may be formed of cartridges 2416. Gas from an airflow source 5204 is guided into the rack stand body and then into a sealed case of the computer equipment. Air flow is then guided out of the computer equipment for recirculation, exhaust, or other purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: DHK Storage, LLC
    Inventor: David Klein
  • Patent number: 9788462
    Abstract: A data center cooling system configured to cool one or more components of a data center thereby enabling a data center to be maintained at a higher overall temperature while still providing sufficient cooling to the components housed in the data center is disclosed. By maintaining the data center at a higher overall temperature, significant operational costs are realized due to savings in power costs. The data center cooling system may include one or more turbo-expanders having a rotary turbine positioned within a turbo-expander housing in which compressed air expands and drives the rotary turbine. The cooled expanded air is heated passing through a thermal transfer system that pulls heat from the data center component. The air is further heated passing through a brake system that generates heat by applying resistance to a shaft coupled to the rotary turbine. The heated air is exhausted outside of the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon K. Meredith, William Cottrill, Brandon B. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 9766668
    Abstract: A small form factor computer chassis is disclosed. The computer chassis includes a solid bulkhead that separates the computer chassis cavity into two thermal chambers. According to certain embodiments, a radiator that is oriented along the XZ plane and is along a wall of computer chassis helps remove heat from a liquid coolant arriving form a cold plate associated with a CPU and/or a GPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Michael Kinstle, III, Michael Hooper
  • Patent number: 9755399
    Abstract: A thermal stabilization system for a packaged diode laser. An outer thermoelectric cooler (TEC) stabilizes the temperature of the laser package and an inner TEC stabilizes the temperature of the laser diode element of the packaged laser. The inner and outer TECs may be controlled by electronics which is also stabilized in temperature, for example using resistive heating. The packaged laser may be mounted on a heat spreader mounted on the outer TEC and may be surrounded by an insulated covering on all sides other than the surface mounted on the heat spreader. There may also be a thermally conductive cap over the packaged laser, with the insulation arranged outside the cap if both are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Boreal Laser Inc.
    Inventor: John Tulip