With Evaporative Type Cooler Patents (Class 62/259.4)
  • Patent number: 10458666
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for providing a non-linear fluid stream into an environment for cooling purposes are disclosed. Such an apparatus includes a body portion and a nozzle, the nozzle being adapted to direct water into the environment. Such an apparatus may include a body portion having a flow channel defined therein for gas flow therethrough; and, a nozzle operatively disposed within the flow channel; said nozzle adapted to direct a liquid therefrom; wherein the channel and the nozzle are operatively disposed relative to each other so that a gas flowing through the channel and the liquid are combined into a fluid stream directed from the apparatus into the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: A-NIKS, LLC
    Inventor: Carlton E. Brown
  • Patent number: 10436482
    Abstract: A solar water source heat pump air conditioning system includes an air-water heat exchange system, an aqueous solution heat exchange system, a heat pump main engine, a concentration system, an energy recovery system and a condensate water recovery system. According to the present invention, solar energy in air is absorbed by utilizing the air-water heat exchange system and is provided for a heat pump. Cold-heat transfer is performed between the air-water heat exchange system and the heat pump main engine by adopting the aqueous solution heat exchange system, thereby avoiding frosting and pipeline pollution. Cold energy of air-conditioning condensate water is collected by utilizing the condensate water recovery system and then is used, thereby increasing efficiency of the heat pump main engine. Air flowing through the air-water heat exchange system is purified by adopting a haze purification system, thereby improving air quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hunan Dongyou Water Vapor Energy Energy-Saving CO., Ltd
    Inventors: Guohe Huang, Jianlin Cheng, Ruohuang Li, Tianfei Huang, Zhongwei Li
  • Patent number: 10352622
    Abstract: A direct evaporative cooler includes a liquid delivery system and an assembly of two or more plates. At least one plate of the assembly of two or more plates may include a top surface having a wicking material with an exposed surface for receiving a liquid thereon from the liquid delivery system, and one or more masks lining a portion of the exposed surface. The one or more masks may be impermeable to the liquid thereby preventing the liquid from evaporating through the one or more masks, and the one or more masks may be sized and shaped such that a wick rate of the liquid on the exposed surface exceeds an evaporation rate of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: F.F. SEELEY NOMINEES PTY. LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Slayzak, Robert Finley, Leland Gillan, Benjamin Manley, David Thompson, Daniel Zube
  • Patent number: 10113807
    Abstract: The invention relates to an indirect-type air cooler by way of which compressed charge air for an internal-combustion engine is cooled by means of a liquid, wherein the air cooler is constructed from stacked pairs of plates having fins which are disposed therebetween, and the brazed stack is disposed in a housing into which the charge air flows, flows through the fins and exits the housing again. The charge air exchanges heat with the liquid which flows in the plate pairs and which is introducible into the plate pairs via at least one inlet and via inlet-side plate openings which are flush in the stack and is dischargeable via at least one outlet by means of flush outlet-side plate openings. In order to further improve the performance potential of the air cooler, at least one venting element which extends to the exterior through an opening of the housing is connected to a liquid space within the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Modine Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Klaus Kalbacher
  • Patent number: 9807912
    Abstract: A heat dissipating system for a data center includes a return air area and an installation area. The return air area defines a return air damper and an air outlet, and the installation area defines an air inlet damper and an air outlet damper. The installation area includes a fan control unit, a humidity control unit and an electronic device. When the humidity control unit detects that the humidity value in the installation area is greater than a standard value, the humidity control unit controls the return air damper to partly open. Warmed air generated by the electronic device partly flows to the return air area through the return air damper, and the cold air and the warmed air are mixed. The mixed air is configured to dissipate heat for the electronic device, and the humidity in the data center is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui-Feng Wu, Hung-Chou Chan, Chih-Hung Chang, Ching-Bai Hwang, Chih-Yuan Lin, Pei-Pin Pai
  • Publication number: 20150143834
    Abstract: This discloses apparatuses for cooling individual server racks or electrical enclosures. These devices maintain target enclosure temperatures within plus or minus 1 or 2 degrees F. The devices employ industrial cooling using staged cooling towers to evaporatively reach temperatures below the wet bulb temperature of the ambient air. Methods for using such apparatuses are disclosed as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: R4 VENTURES LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Pavlovich Reytblat, Darrell Richardson
  • Patent number: 9021821
    Abstract: A ventilation device is provided for use in conjunction with systems and methods provided for cooling data centers. A Make-Up Air Dehumidification/Humidification Unit for the introduction of ventilation air and control of humidity within the enclosed space is provided to support other system components. An objective of the systems and methods according to this disclosure is to provide the necessary rejection of heat while providing a capability to limitedly add ventilation air and control of the absolute moisture content of the air within a data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Munters Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan Keith Dunnavant
  • Patent number: 8998691
    Abstract: An energy efficient and quiet air cooling system for a building structure is provided. The air cooling system includes an evaporator system mounted in the wall of the building, a remotely mounted fan, an air intake, and a sound and heat insulating duct. The fan is mounted in the attic and configured to draw air from the living area of the building through the sound insulating duct with sufficient power to create a negative static pressure in the living area. The negative static pressure in turn causes outside air to flow through the evaporator system which removes heat from the outside air. The cooled air is in turn drawn into the building and pulled into the attic through the duct and expelled through the attic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: QC Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana Charles Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8974274
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes an evaporative cooling system. The evaporative cooling system includes fans configured to circulate outside air at ambient conditions through an entry zone of a data center, and atomizers positioned upstream of the entry zone configured to spray atomized water into the circulating outside air. The atomized water evaporates in an evaporation zone and cools the outside air to produce cooled air, which is directed through racks of computers positioned downstream of the evaporation zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew B. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8966922
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus and method are provided for cooling an electronic subsystem of an electronics rack. The cooling apparatus includes a local cooling station, which has a liquid-to-air heat exchanger and ducting for directing a cooling airflow across the heat exchanger. A cooling subsystem is associated with the electronic subsystem of the rack, and includes either a housing facilitating immersion cooling of electronic components of the electronic subsystem, or one or more liquid-cooled structures providing conductive cooling to the electronic components of the electronic subsystem. A coolant loop couples the cooling subsystem to the liquid-to-air heat exchanger of the local cooling station. In operation, heat is transferred via circulating coolant from the electronic subsystem and rejected in the liquid-to-air heat exchanger of the local cooling station to the cooling airflow passing across the liquid-to-air heat exchanger. In one embodiment, the cooling airflow is outdoor air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    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: 8959941
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus and method are provided for cooling an electronics rack. The cooling apparatus includes an air-cooled cooling station, which has a liquid-to-air heat exchanger and ducting for directing a cooling airflow across the heat exchanger. A cooling subsystem is associated with the electronics rack, and includes a liquid-cooled condenser facilitating immersion-cooling of electronic components of the electronics rack, a liquid-cooled structure providing conductive cooling to electronic components of the electronics rack, or an air-to-liquid heat exchanger associated with the rack and cooling airflow passing through the electronics rack. A coolant loop couples the cooling subsystem to the liquid-to-air heat exchanger. In operation, heat is transferred via circulating coolant from the electronics rack, and rejected in the liquid-to-air heat exchanger of the cooling station to the cooling airflow passing across the liquid-to-air heat exchanger. In one embodiment, the cooling airflow is outdoor air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Milnes P. David, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madusudan K. Iyengar, Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 8955347
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus and method are provided for cooling an electronic subsystem of an electronics rack. The cooling apparatus includes a local cooling station, which has a liquid-to-air heat exchanger and ducting for directing a cooling airflow across the heat exchanger. A cooling subsystem is associated with the electronic subsystem of the rack, and includes either a housing facilitating immersion cooling of electronic components of the electronic subsystem, or one or more liquid-cooled structures providing conductive cooling to the electronic components of the electronic subsystem. A coolant loop couples the cooling subsystem to the liquid-to-air heat exchanger of the local cooling station. In operation, heat is transferred via circulating coolant from the electronic subsystem and rejected in the liquid-to-air heat exchanger of the local cooling station to the cooling airflow passing across the liquid-to-air heat exchanger. In one embodiment, the cooling airflow is outdoor air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Milnes P. David, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madusudan K. Iyengar, Roger R. Schmidt, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 8944152
    Abstract: A compact evaporator including a suction baffle system is provided for use in a refrigeration system. The suction baffle system includes a suction baffle and a passageway. The suction baffle includes a plurality of walls and is adjacent to the interior wall of shell. The passageway extends below one of the walls of the suction baffle toward the lower portion of the shell and is adjacent to the interior wall of the shell. A suction tube having an inlet is attached to the evaporator shell and the inlet is adjacent to the passageway and located partially below the suction baffle. The passageway minimizes the possibility of liquid carry-over in the suction tube that feeds into the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Satheesh Kulankara, Michael Lee Buckley, Mustafa Kemal Yanik
  • Publication number: 20150027156
    Abstract: An improved, energy-efficient HVAC system and method of use employing a solution that is run parallel to refrigerant lines in a chiller unit. The solution is directed through the chiller unit through its proximity to chilled refrigerant wherein the chilled solution, rather than refrigerant, enters an air handler or an air pump and used to adjust the air temperature to a desired level. The system and method permits the place of a refrigerant based system external an enclosed building and a non refrigerant based system position internal the enclosed building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Specialty Air Solutions and Design, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Bellamy, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150007601
    Abstract: Building cooling system involving circulation of a cooling liquid in a hydraulic circuit comprising at least one first tank (2), at least one second tank (4) in which at least part of one of its walls (4.1) are made of a porous material and at least one heat exchanger (6) connected in series through a hydraulic circuit, at least one hydraulic pump (8) placed between the first tank (2) and the heat exchanger (6), in which the second tank (4) is located outside the building, in which in which the system comprises means (10) of controlling circulation of liquid from the second tank (4) to the first tank (2), and when the system is in operation to cool the inside of the building, flow from the second tank (4) to the first tank (2) is interrupted and the hydraulic pump (8) circulates the liquid from the first tank (2) to the second tank through the heat exchanger (6), such that the second tank fills up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Commissariat a I'energie atomique et aux ene alt
    Inventor: Louis Stephan
  • Patent number: 8919144
    Abstract: A tower heat pump system equipped with a solar energy secondary heat source comprises a cold-heat source tower, a low heat source rotational flow heat pump, a condensate water separator, a supplementary device and a rear end loading system. The tower heating pump system can achieves negative pressure evaporation, cooling and refrigeration in a high-temperature high-humidity condition and efficiently absorb and improve low-temperature-level heat energy from the solar energy secondary heat source in a low-temperature low-humidity condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Qiuke Liu, Zhiqi Liu, Zhiyao Liu
  • Patent number: 8910491
    Abstract: A Modular Chiller System integrated into a single Standalone Rack Assembly having vertically positioned air intakes, heat exchanger, and an air deflector is disclosed. The orientation of the components in the Standalone Rack Assembly allows for maximum heat exchange from a rack of hot food items positioned coextensively to the Chiller System. Hot air from the food rack is received through the air intakes into the heat exchanger where chilled air is recirculated outward through said frame assembly. The Chiller System is portable and can be retrofitted to existing walk-in cooler configurations, or be embodied in standalone and portable refrigeration enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Flavian Iovanel
  • Patent number: 8899061
    Abstract: An industrial heat load evaporative cooling system. The system includes multiple cooling towers and includes cooling coil heat transfer equipment locally associated with an industrial heat load, with the system subject to command and control equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: R4 Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Mikhail Pavlovich Reytblat
  • Patent number: 8881998
    Abstract: A portable misting trailer system for preventing bodies from overheating and regulating body temperature, having a trailer frame with a first and second side bar secured to a portable trailer base, a plurality of arched tubes having a first and second end, the first end of each tube attaches to the first side bar, the second end of each tube attaches to the second side bar, a plurality of misting heads on the arched tubes fluidly connected thereto, a water system within the trailer frame having a storage tank fluidly connected to a water pump that is operatively connected to a power source which is operatively connected to an on-off switch, whereupon turning on the on-off switch activates the pump to pump water from the water tank into the plurality of the arched tubes, whereupon water would exit the arched tubes via the misting heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Sinkfield, C. Brian Hart
  • Patent number: 8857204
    Abstract: A computer server enclosure (such as in a server farm) evaporative cooling system. The system includes multiple cooling towers and includes cooling coil heat transfer equipment locally associated with a server enclosure or group of server enclosures, with the system subject to command and control equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: R4 Ventures LLC
    Inventor: Mikhail Pavlovich Reytblat
  • Patent number: 8783053
    Abstract: An evaporative cooling system that can be used to cool fluid and to cool an air supply to a building. The air supply to a cooling tower in a first evaporative system also having a fluid pump and a heat exchange element is cooled by the heat exchange element of a second evaporative cooling system. As a result, the inlet air wet bulb temperature of the primary cooling tower will be reduced, enhancing the cooling capacity of the primary cooling tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: McNNNAC Energy Services Inc.
    Inventor: Neil McCann
  • Patent number: 8783054
    Abstract: A counter flow indirect evaporative heat exchanger (10) having vertically stacked alternate counter flow wet (14) and dry (12) passages where the wet passages are wetted during operation of the heat exchanger by wetting means (50, 52, 53, 54, 70, 72, 74, 76) travelling vertically of the stack. Elongately wetting of a small plurality of the total number of passages (14, 12) of the heat exchanger (10) occurs at a time during vertical travel of the wetting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: F.F. Seeley Nominees Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert William Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20140165639
    Abstract: Provided herein are various mobile cooling devices. In some embodiments, a mobile cooling device provided herein includes a base comprising a reservoir and a lid; and a fan assembly dimensioned to fit within the base. In some embodiments, the fan assembly of a mobile cooling device can include a vent configured to divert a portion of airflow toward an electronic component attached to the base. In some embodiments, the electronic component is attached to the bottom of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Larry Canipe, Dale Raymond
  • Patent number: 8739558
    Abstract: The various embodiments herein provide an air conditioner system for providing cold and warm air in cars and buildings. The air conditioner system includes a chamber, a plurality of input air blades, a plurality of input air filters, an electrical ventilator, one or more wet heat exchangers, and one or more dry heat exchangers installed in the chamber, an outgoing air heat exchanger, an operation selection valve, an electrical circulating pump, one or more sets of water sprayers nozzles, one or more water sprayer pumps, one or more thermoelectric modules and a microcontroller unit. The passing of air through the chamber is automatically controlled by the microcontroller unit based on the operation of the system in the cooling or heating mode. The air is cooled in the cooling mode using the multistage water evaporation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Payman Enayati
  • Publication number: 20130255300
    Abstract: An air conditioning and ventilating system for a two-story building with a water tank disposed on the roof includes a first condenser unit and a first air handling unit for cooling a first set of primary cooled rooms and a first set of secondarily cooled rooms on an upper floor of the building. The system also includes a second condenser unit and a second air handling unit for cooling a second set of primarily cooled rooms and a second set of secondarily rooms on a lower floor and wherein the second condenser unit and second air handling unit are independent of the first condenser unit and first air handling unit. On both floors cool air from the first set of rooms is partially returned to the air handling units and partially recirculated into the primary cooled rooms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Qutaibah Al-Mehaini
  • Patent number: 8499576
    Abstract: Airflow cooling device including a cooling channel, an evaporating channel separated from the cooling channel by a transfer wall, outflow from the cooling channel going to the evaporating channel, and a lower critical solution temperature polymer at least partially covering the cooling channel side of the transfer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Optimair BV IO
    Inventor: Willem Meijer
  • Patent number: 8490422
    Abstract: An outdoor air cooler with two stages includes a first stage for cooling and humidification with constant wet bulb temperature. The air cooler has a first stage pump circulating water over the first stage evaporative cooling media operating at conditions having a constant adiabatic wet bulb temperature line. The first stage tank is supplied with water from external source. The second stage includes a second set of evaporative cooling media using water from the first stage media, which is equal to or lower than outdoor air wet bulb temperature. The temperature of air leaving the second stage evaporative media follows the adiabatic wet bulb temperature line toward the second stage tank water temperature thereby cooling humidifying the treated air to stable wet and dry bulb temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Alaa Abdulkareem Al Watban
  • Publication number: 20130152629
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling and purifying a stream of air comprises a building, a cooling tower, for cooling by direct contact with water, two purification bottles, each of vertical axis, a pipe for sending water to the cooling tower, a pipe for sending air to the cooling tower, a pipe for sending cooled air from the tower to the purification bottles and a system of valves and piping for connecting the two bottles to the cooling tower, this assembly being located inside the building, and the two bottles and the tower being outside the building, the two bottles and the assembly being placed on either side of a wall of the building, the bottles being placed along the wall and the tower being positioned between the two bottles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Patrice Cavagne
  • Patent number: 8459054
    Abstract: A multi-stage evaporative cooling system and method employing direct evaporative cooling at each stage. An exhaust fan is located between stages to expel warm air and partially depressurize the vapor space. An aspect of the present disclosure also describes the application of evaporative cooling to a pet shelter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Melvin E. Reece
  • Patent number: 8453469
    Abstract: A method of providing utilities to a computer data center is discussed. The method includes initially connecting one or more non-evaporative cooling units to a data center as primary cooling plants, obtaining a government-issued water permit, and after obtaining the government-issued water permit, transitioning primary cooling for the data center to one or more evaporative cooling towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Exaflop LLC
    Inventors: Andrew B. Carlson, Jimmy Clidaras
  • Publication number: 20130104572
    Abstract: Cooling of downhole components is effected using an expendable refrigerant, such as water. Refrigerant, in thermal communication with a component to be cooled, is evaporated in an evaporator. Vapor is removed from the evaporator and released into a borehole, in order to cool the component. A pump may be used to remove the vapor from the evaporator and force the vapor into the borehole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Rocco DiFoggio
  • Publication number: 20130061624
    Abstract: Modular datacenter element (100), comprising: a modular space defined by at least a bottom panel (120); and a front wall (110) having substantially the same length as the bottom panel, placed substantially vertically on the bottom panel; further comprising a plurality of racks for holding equipment, the racks being aligned in an opening in the front wall (110) along the length of the bottom panel (120); wherein a first side of the aligned plurality of racks is spaced away from a first edge along the length of the bottom panel at a distance substantially smaller than the width of the bottom panel, thus creating a ledge bottom part (126) between the first edge of the bottom panel and the plurality of racks. By creating a datacenter comprising multiple modular datacenter elements, a datacenter with efficient inspection possibilities and efficient air handling is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicants: KGG Dataxenter Holding B.V., Dataxenter IP B.V.
    Inventor: Cornelis Albert Zwinkels
  • Patent number: 8359875
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to cool compressors, condensing coils, and similar devices. The compressor or condensing coil is cooled by the delivery of water, which may be ambient temperature or chilled. In one embodiment, the water is delivered to a mesh filter or screen via one or more mist spray nozzles. Water conduits may be integrated with the filter frame. The method to control the delivery of the water is designed to conserve water. The control circuit comprises a microcontroller device which contains programming that receives inputs, including but not limited to, outside ambient air temperature, condenser liquid line temperature, relative humidity and electric current, and uses said inputs to provide a stepwise level of control (“solenoid open time”) of water delivery commensurate with outside air temperature and relative humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventors: Pat Matracea, Rick Earles, Susan Ann Beinor, Gregory Steven Cook, Arthur Joseph Flagg, Mark Thomas Marini
  • Publication number: 20130014531
    Abstract: An evaporative cooling system includes a housing that fits between a pair of wall studs of a structure. The housing includes a water pump, an evaporative pad, a water distributor, a motor, and a fan. In an embodiment, the wall studs are spaced about sixteen inches on center. This leaves about 14.5 inches between the studs, and the housing will preferably be about 14 inches in width to ensure proper fit. The unit may be about 3 to 6 inches in thickness and about 24 inches in height, protruding no more than about three inches from the inside wall. The housing also preferably includes a front cover. A ventilation grill can be installed on the exterior wall to facilitate outside air being brought into the system. In other embodiments, the studs are spaced differently (e.g., about twenty-four inches on center) or the unit is installed in a structure built using non-wood framing (e.g., SIP, ICF).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Gass, Jon Shrader
  • Publication number: 20120310029
    Abstract: System and Method is described that slows the release of contaminated water by rapidly freezing the ground water, including salt water, which permeates the area underneath the a contamination source such as a melted reactor, so that the resulting ice lens mitigates the extent to which radioactive water is released into the environment. The method here described may be used for this purpose through the accomplishment of two goals; first, a resulting reduction in the quantum of radioactive water released, per se, and secondly, a reduction in the level of particulate radiation reaching the environment due to slowed water flow velocities. Cooling channels in thermal contact with the water and soil evaporate a low boiling point liquid in order to cool the proximate water and soil. The low boiling point liquid is supplied by an insulated supply channel. The channels are bored into the earth using known boring/tunneling techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Harry V. Lehmann
  • Patent number: 8322156
    Abstract: An evaporative cooling device (40) is disclosed for cooling water or other liquids comprising a vessel (50) adapted to receive water or another liquid, said vessel comprising a vessel wall (53, 54, 55), an outer layer (90) of absorbent material and a wick (85) extending through said vessel wall, such that said wick is positioned to contact said water or other liquid within the vessel and is adapted to transport a portion of said water or other liquid through the wall by capillary action to said absorbent material, said wick being substantially impermeable to gas or vapor, so that the cooling device (40) can be connected in-line in an hydration system of the kind comprising a reservoir (12) and a drinking tube (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: BCB International Ltd.
    Inventor: Matthew Searle
  • Publication number: 20120279213
    Abstract: A cooling tower system is provided that can exhibit increased energy efficiency that cools a process fluid or the like. The cooling tower system includes a cooling tower unit and a thermoelectric device along with a working fluid loop. The process fluid may be used to heat a working fluid for the thermoelectric device before being sent to the cooling tower for cooling. Power generated by the thermoelectric device may be utilized to operate a component of the cooling tower such as a fan or a pump. The cooling tower is also utilized to provide cooling to condense the working fluid from a vapor to a liquid form wherein the cooling tower is used to remove waste heat from a process fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Spencer D. Conard, Eric Rasmussen, Glenn S. Brenneke, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Publication number: 20120260686
    Abstract: An evaporative cooling system to cool the attic space only, in communication with the duct system. The cooling system includes a humidistat and thermostat. To control the evaporative cooling unit, according to the threshold temperature in the attic. Unit will have a smoke detector for safety, once activated will deactivate the evaporative cooling unit. Also, each fan switch will have a high temperature safety device, in the event of a fire or excessive heat in attic area, which will deactivate the cooling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Ron W. Severson
  • Publication number: 20120222445
    Abstract: A hot-strip cooling device for cooling a hot strip that has been subjected to finish rolling while being conveyed over a run-out table. The device includes a plurality of cooling nozzles that are disposed above a steel strip and eject rod-like flows of coolant at an ejection angle tilted toward the upstream side in a steel-strip traveling direction; and purging means that is disposed on the upstream side with respect to the cooling nozzles and purges the coolant that has been ejected from the cooling nozzles and resides on the steel strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi UEOKA, Akio Fujibayashi, Naoki Nakata, Takashi Kuroki, Shougo Tomita
  • Publication number: 20120210739
    Abstract: A screen of evaporative cooling media (“screen cooler”) is provided that may be adapted to partially surround the exterior compressor unit of an air conditioner. In some embodiments, the screen cooler may screen the AC unit from the sun and exposure to other forces or events that could potentially harm the AC unit. In some embodiments, the screen cooler is adapted to receive an input of a liquid, such as, for example, water and periodically emit the liquid onto the evaporative cooling media to keep the media moist and cool the air being pulled through the condensing coil and entering the compressor. By cooling the air prior to the air entering the compressor, the efficiency of the AC unit may thereby be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Cary L. Cobb
  • Patent number: 8240167
    Abstract: A kit is described for use in freezing liquid within a first pipe of a given first diameter and a second pipe of a given second diameter less than the given first diameter. The kit includes a multi-section refrigerant chamber adapted for attachment around a pipe, the chamber having end mounting walls with openings having a diameter greater than the first given diameter; a pair of first adapter plates attachable to the outer faces of the end walls of the chamber sections, the first adapter plates having central pipe receiving openings with a diameter equal to the first given diameter; and a pair of second adapter plates attachable to the outer faces of the end walls of the chamber sections, the second adapter plates having central pipe receiving opening with a diameter equal to the second given diameter. A compressible gasket can be inserted between the chamber sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Michael T. Ingram
  • Publication number: 20120198880
    Abstract: Natural and/or Processed Hydrophilic Earthen Minerals (water loving rocks) formed into an air-water interface matrix will track only a few degrees above local wet bulb temperature with the addition of water. Coating surfaces, Building Roofs and Walls, with hydrophilic earthen rocks and adding water will cool the building mass below air temperature. Wet bulb temperature is the lowest temperature that can be reached by the evaporation of water only. It is the temperature you feel when your skin is wet and is exposed to moving air. The wet bulb temperature is lower than ambient air temperature, except during rain. Water is added periodically to maintain hydration and wet bulb temperature tracking. Hydrophilic Earthen Minerals are UV Stable, expand surface area for evaporation and are fireproof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: John Joseph Flaherty
  • Patent number: 8151578
    Abstract: A system for cooling computer systems in a room of a data center includes a dehumidification system and an air channeling sub-system. The air channeling sub-system includes a mechanical cooling section that removes heat from the cooling air and an evaporative cooling section downstream from the mechanical cooling section. The dehumidification system may be upstream from the mechanical cooling section and the evaporative cooling section. A controller for the cooling system selectively operates the mechanical cooling section and the evaporative cooling section in an adiabatic mode if a first set of control conditions is met and in a hybrid mode if a second set of control conditions is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Osvaldo P. Morales, Jonathan David Hay
  • Patent number: 8109109
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system for cooling residential spaces, such as a garage. The preferred embodiment of the invention comprises a steel security door modified with evaporative media to cool incoming air, a water supply and re-circulating subsystem and a large fan to move fresh air through the cool door, into one or more residential spaces, such as a garage and/or an attic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Weldon Louis Knape, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8079898
    Abstract: An energy efficient and quiet air cooling system for a building structure is provided. The air cooling system includes an evaporator system mounted in the wall of the building, a remotely mounted fan, an air intake, and a sound and heat insulating duct. The fan is mounted in the attic and configured to draw air from the living area of the building through the sound insulating duct with sufficient power to create a negative static pressure in the living area. The negative static pressure in turn causes outside air to flow through the evaporator system which removes heat from the outside air. The cooled air is in turn drawn into the building and pulled into the attic through the duct and expelled through the attic. The fan expels warm air into the attic, creating a positive pressure environment which causes the warm air to be expelled from the attic through natural vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: QC Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana Charles Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8074460
    Abstract: A device for adjusting a temperature and a humidity using a wind power is provided. The device includes an inlet; an outlet connected to the inlet; a sprayer spraying a nebulized liquid into the device; and an airflow sensor electrically connected to the sprayer for activating the sprayer when an airflow passes through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: An-Bang Wang, Chia-Fong Lee, Wen-Chin Tsai, I-Chun Lin, Fei-Yau Lu, Chih-Chieh Chen, Liang-Jenq Leu, Chuin-Shan Chen, Wen-Pin Shih
  • Publication number: 20110289954
    Abstract: A shoulder mounted hood cooling assembly includes a support, a blower carried by the support, and vents in fluid communication with the blower. The support when worn by a user positions at least a portion of the support adjacent the user's shoulder's and the vents are positioned to direct air exhausted from the blower to a neck or to a head or both the neck and the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Yajun-Edwin Zhang, Zhao Xia Jin, Mike Berg
  • Publication number: 20110283729
    Abstract: The purpose of Energy Mist Shield is to protect refrigeration condenser coils from getting moisture during evaporative misting process and to protect condenser coils from damaging with harmful mineral deposits contained in water and to ensure the cleaning requirements of condensers such as dirt, leaves and debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: GERALD D. HAVEN
  • Publication number: 20110256822
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes an evaporative cooling system. The evaporative cooling system includes fans configured to circulate outside air at ambient conditions through an entry zone of a data center, and atomizers positioned upstream of the entry zone configured to spray atomized water into the circulating outside air. The atomized water evaporates in an evaporation zone and cools the outside air to produce cooled air, which is directed through racks of computers positioned downstream of the evaporation zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Andrew B. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20110239683
    Abstract: A system for removing heat from components in a computer room of data center includes one or more air storage containers that hold compressed air, one or more compressors that supply compressed air to the air storage containers, and one or more plenums in fluid communication with at least one of the storage containers. At least one of the plenums can supply air to a computer room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Michael P. Czamara, Osvaldo P. Morales