With Gas Forcing Or Directing Means Patents (Class 62/314)
  • Patent number: 10874235
    Abstract: A portable air-conditioner system utilizing a removable pre-cooled beverage container is provided. The portable air conditioner system utilizing a removable pre-cooled beverage container has a hollow cylindrical housing having an internal thermal material wherein the housing has an open top end for receiving, for example, a removable standard aluminum 12 ounce can, glass, plastic bottle or the like. The housing has an internal pathway system which transports cooled air produced from the removable pre-cooled beverage container out toward the user with the aid of a fan located at the bottom of the housing. In an embodiment, the internal pathway is preferably spiral, but may also be serpentine or another suitable design. An electronic charging docking station may recharge the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Torilli, Timothy M. Downing
  • Patent number: 10845109
    Abstract: According to another aspect, the present disclosure relates to a system for modular adiabatic evaporative pre-cooling of a horizontal air-cooled commericial refrigeration condenser. The system includes an evaporative media with an air permeable construction. The evaporative media has a water absorbable construction. The system also has a water supply port for supplying the volume of water. The system also has a water distributer for distributing the volume of water supplied from the water supply port. The water distributer distributes the volume of water to the evaporative media. The system also includes a water drain port for draining the volume of water distributed to the evaporative media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CoVAP LLC
    Inventor: James D. Echols
  • Patent number: 10648682
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a building comprising more than one separate spaces and an air treatment system. The air treatment system comprises a central air drying unit fluidly connected to two or more local evaporative cooling units, wherein at least two local evaporative cooling units are each fluidly connected to a separate space of the building. The invention is also directed to a method to cool the air in two or more separate spaces by (a) drying ambient air in a central air drying unit to obtain a volume of dried air, (b) drawing in a part of the volume of dried air as obtained in step (a) to each separate space by means of an air displacement means and (c) using the dried air in a process of indirect evaporative cooling to obtain cooled air which is discharged into the interior of the separate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DUTCH INNOVATION IN AIR TREATMENT BV
    Inventor: Arthur Van Der Lee
  • Patent number: 10598394
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a cover, a trough connected to the cover, and a fan circulating air that is received from the sides of the cooling device. The area above the fan is enclosed by the cover. The cooling device also includes a pump for delivering liquid to one or more pads located in the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hale Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Craig Hale
  • Patent number: 9835353
    Abstract: An energy recovery ventilator cabinet containing a plurality of enthalpy wheels. The enthalpy wheels are substantially perpendicular to a stream of forced air, allowing the air to pass through the wheels. The enthalpy wheels are also disposed such that portions overlap, allowing multiple enthalpy wheels to be disposed in a smaller space than if the enthalpy wheels were placed side by side. This arrangement has led to energy recovery effectiveness similar to that obtained by a larger, single enthalpy wheel, but has the advantage of using less space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Justin McKie, Eric Perez, Bryan Smith, Steve Schneider
  • Patent number: 9719688
    Abstract: A transportable PCM (phase change material) module comprises a number of PCM packs; a housing for thermally insulting said number of PCM packs from a module's surrounding medium; spaces separating said packs and forming one or more channels for the flow of a fluid; said housing incorporating a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet; whereby, in use, fluid flows through said channels from said inlet to said outlet. A PCM (phase change material) pack comprises a laminate of a first conducting panel and a second conducting panel enclosing a portion formed primarily of PCM; wherein said portion of PCM incorporates thermal conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: VKR Holdings A/S
    Inventors: Mathew Holloway, Karina Torlei, Daniel Becerra, William Linsey Penfold
  • Patent number: 9675719
    Abstract: A staging control process for an evaporative media cooling system having a plurality of media stages is disclosed. In one step, a leaving air dry bulb temperature setpoint for air exiting the evaporative media cooling system is received or defined. In one aspect, an expected media exit dry bulb temperature is calculated for each media stage based on a dry bulb temperature and a wet bulb temperature of air entering the media cooling system and based on a measured or assigned condition of the media. In another aspect, an estimated combined leaving dry bulb temperature is calculated for different combinations of activated and deactivated media stages. Once the estimated leaving temperature is known, the method can then activate the media stage(s) associated with the combination that has an estimated combined leaving dry bulb temperature that is nearest to but less than the leaving air dry bulb temperature setpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Dri-Steem Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Allen Kirkwold, Cole K. Farley, James M. Lundgreen
  • Patent number: 9057563
    Abstract: A heat exchange apparatus is provided with an indirect evaporative heat exchange section and a direct evaporative heat exchange section. The indirect evaporative heat exchange section is usually located above the direct evaporative heat exchange section, and an evaporative liquid is passed downwardly onto the indirect heat exchange section. The evaporative liquid that exits the indirect evaporative heat exchange section then passes downwardly across and through the direct heat exchange section. The evaporative liquid is collected in a sump and then pumped upwardly to be distributed again across the indirect heat exchange section. The indirect heat exchange section is comprised of a plate type heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Carter, Zan Liu, David Andrew Aaron, Philip Hollander
  • Patent number: 9057564
    Abstract: A heat exchange apparatus is provided with an indirect evaporative heat exchange section and a direct evaporative heat exchange section. The indirect evaporative heat exchange section is usually located above the direct evaporative heat exchange section, and an evaporative liquid is passed downwardly onto the indirect heat exchange section. The evaporative liquid that exits the indirect evaporative heat exchange section then passes downwardly across and through the direct heat exchange section. The evaporative liquid is collected in a sump and then pumped upwardly to be distributed again across the indirect heat exchange section. The indirect heat exchange section is comprised of a plate type heat exchanger. An improved heat exchange apparatus is provided with indirect evaporative heat exchange section consisting of a plate type heat exchanger which provides more surface area per volume compared to other designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Carter, Zan Liu, David Andrew Aaron, Philip Hollander
  • Publication number: 20150128625
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for supplying air conditioned air to a residence or building interior. The method entails positioning a heat and mass exchanger to discharge conditioned air into the residence or building interior. Further, a rotatable desiccant wheel dehumidifier in positioned in fluid communication with the heat and mass exchanger. Supply air is received and treated in the dehumidifier, thereby supplying dry air to the heat and mass exchanger and exhausting hot humid air. The heat and mass exchanger is positioned and configured to received dry air from the dehumidifier and supply cooler dry air to the residence or building interior, or other target environment. A system is also disclosed for operating the described air supplying or air conditioning method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Donald Williams
  • Publication number: 20150121937
    Abstract: The refrigerator includes a thermally insulated box with a first board, a plasma device and a pipeline, all of which are embedded in the first board. The plasma device includes an atomizer with a water tank and a first fan, a plasma generator and a pipeline. The plasma generator is hermetically connected to the atomizer and has an electrode device. The electrode device includes a dielectric plate and a plurality of electrode rods embedded therein. The electrode rods are interlacedly electrically connected to an AC source. The pipeline is hermetically connected to the plasma generator and composed of an inlet section with an inlet, an outlet section with at least one outlet and a middle section communicating with the dielectric plate. The inlet is provided with a second fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Chung-Ping Lai
  • Patent number: 8979073
    Abstract: An insulated container including a body and a handle coupled to the body. The handle includes a cooling module that includes a fan. The handle is movable between a retracted position and an extended position causing the fan to move from a first position to a second position. The handle optionally includes one or more misting nozzles that are oriented to direct a fluid into the profile of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Kelli-Jean Lykins, Steven Lawrence Lykins
  • Patent number: 8973388
    Abstract: Even in the case of drop accident occurring due to a certain cause during transport or the like, it is intended by the present invention that any deformation of a motor support or a fan panel will not occur. A fan mechanism includes fan units having fan panels disposed vertically, motor supports mounted inwardly of said fan panels, motors mounted on said motor supports so that output shafts of the motors are parallel to the surfaces of the fan panels, fans positioned inwardly of said fan panels and driven by the motors, and spacers mounted to the motor supports so as to be positioned between the motor supports and a top plate or a bottom plate that serves as a bottom during conveyance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu General Limited
    Inventor: Yusuke Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8966924
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cooling a fluid are disclosed. The apparatus includes a pre-cooling chamber and a main tower in a generally side-by-side configuration. A cooling fluid flows generally transversely through the pre-cooling chamber and the main tower in order to cool the fluid to be cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Equinix, Inc.
    Inventor: Tikhon Suresh Pichai
  • Patent number: 8966925
    Abstract: A portable cooling device including an insulated housing and a water cooler system, whereby water stored in a reservoir, or alternatively water introduced into the system through a specific inlet, is directed through a boustrophedonic series of piping to an ancillary misting head and to at least one misting orifice disposed proximal to at least one fan, which fan is directable within a fan housing, when a chilled mist is directionably propelled from the device. The device has a power system including a photocell, a power inlet, and a battery, configureable to different situations to selectively engage the water cooler system and each fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony DeClementi
  • Publication number: 20150052930
    Abstract: A cooling system for packaged beverages includes a cabinet or housing which may be insulated. The housing has a door and may optionally include shelves. The user places a quantity of packaged beverages into the housing and, via a user interface of the system, identifies the package type and quantity of the packaged beverages in the housing. The system injects a measured amount of liquefied gas (e.g., liquid nitrogen) into the cabinet and prevents the door from opening for a predetermined period of time based on the package type and quantity selected by the user. The door is then unlocked, an optional alert may be sounded, and the user can open the door to remove some or all of the packaged beverages from the cabinet which have been cooled to between about 30 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Byrne
  • Publication number: 20150047382
    Abstract: An air dehumidification system includes a modified packed column air stripper for contacting humid air with a liquid desiccant. The dehumidification system also includes a solar distiller for regenerating the liquid desiccant through evaporation of water. The liquid desiccant may be a salt solution, more specifically, an aqueous solution of calcium chloride. The dehumidification system may also include an evaporative cooler for cooling dehumidified air exiting the air stripper. Condensate from the solar distiller may be directed to the evaporative cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF THE STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Owen P. Jappen, Daniel Munt, Victoria K. Baldwin, John Wright, Samuel Cochran, Ronald S. Besser
  • Patent number: 8943851
    Abstract: An evaporative cooler may include an evaporative cooler housing with a duct extending therethrough, a plurality of cooler louvers with respective porous evaporative cooler pads, and a working fluid source conduit. The cooler louvers are arranged within the duct and rotatably connected to the cooler housing along respective louver axes. The source conduit provides an evaporative cooler working fluid to the cooler pads during at least one mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: David W. Gerlach
  • Publication number: 20150011148
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for providing air to a room is provided. The arrangement comprises a first inlet for taking in air from the room, a first outlet for providing air to the room, a second inlet for taking in air from a space other than the room, the second inlet being connected to the first outlet and a second outlet for exhausting air to the space other than the room; the second outlet being connected to the first inlet. The arrangement further comprises a cooling duct connecting the first inlet and the first outlet, the cooling duct having a cooling module disposed therein for cooling air in the duct and a first flow control module for controlling a first airflow ratio between an exhaust airflow flowing from the first inlet to the second outlet and a cooling airflow from the first inlet to the first outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Cornelis Albert ZWINKELS
  • Publication number: 20140360217
    Abstract: A cooling system for use in a turbine assembly is provided. The cooling system includes a first filter configured to remove particles entrained in a flow of intake air, an array of nozzles downstream from the first filter, and a second filter downstream from the array. The array of nozzles is configured to facilitate reducing a temperature of the intake air, and the second filter is configured to repel cooling liquid discharged from the array of nozzles while allowing cooled intake air to flow therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy John Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20140352345
    Abstract: A heat exchange matrix includes a plurality of generally planar foils including a water retaining material, arranged in spaced, substantially parallel relationship. Each foil defines a main plane having a flow direction and a transverse direction and the foils include strips that extend a strip length in the transverse direction and are separated from each neighbouring strip in the flow direction and each strip is offset from the main plane by a distance that is different from that of its neighbour. The matrix may be provided in a flow channel for air to be humidified and cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: OXYCOM BEHEER B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Hakbijl, Johannes Antonius Maria Reinders
  • Publication number: 20140338865
    Abstract: A system for cooling heat producing components in a building includes a duct coupled to a room of the building and one or more air moving devices. The duct includes a constricted section. The air moving devices move air through the constricted section of the duct such that water in the air is converted from water vapor to water droplets. The water droplets are carried downstream from the constricted section in a two-phase mixture comprising air and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: PETER GEORGE ROSS, WILLIAM CHARLES BAUERLE, ALAN DONALD GILLOOLY, CHRISTOPHER ALON GOODNOW
  • Publication number: 20140340842
    Abstract: A system for removing heat from electrical systems includes a dehumidification device including a desiccant, an evaporative cooling device, and air moving devices, and an air flow control devices. The air moving device moves air through the dehumidification device, the evaporative cooling device, and the electrical systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: RICHARD CHADWICK TOWNER, JOHN WILLIAM EICHELBERG, MICHAEL PHILLIP CZAMARA, OSVALDO P. MORALES
  • Patent number: 8881543
    Abstract: There is provided a duct type air conditioner that solves problems of assembling properties and serviceability. The duct type air conditioner includes a front plate formed with a discharge duct mounting frame outwardly thereof so as to surround discharge openings, a fan mechanism mounted inwardly of the front plate by way of a fan panel interposed therebetween, a back plate formed with a suction duct mounting frame outwardly thereof so as to surround the suction opening, and a heat exchanger mounted inwardly of the back plate so as to face the fan mechanism. The fan mechanism includes two fan units having separate fan panels such as formed by dividing a fan panel into two panels, motors mounted on the respective separate fan panels, and fans positioned inwardly of the separate fan panels and driven by the motors. The respective fan units are mounted inwardly of the front plate by attaching the respective fan panels to the front plate on the inside thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu General Limited
    Inventor: Yusuke Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20140311176
    Abstract: A volumetric phase transfer heat dissipating system includes a base, a cap and an atomizing member. The base includes a plurality of conducting members. The cap is engaged with the base to form a chamber. The conducting members are disposed in the chamber and extended toward the cap. The cap includes an inlet connecting portion for being connected to a fluid transmission tube and includes an outlet connecting portion for being connected to a vapor transmission tube. The atomizing member is sleeved to the inlet connecting portion and disposed between the fluid transmission tube and the chamber. A working fluid in the fluid transmission tube flows into the chamber via the atomizing member and forms liquid on inner walls of the chamber and outer walls of the conducting members, and the liquid is vaporized after absorbing heat and flows out via the vapor transmission tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: MICROTHERMAL TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Hsien-Chun Meng, Chih-Chiang Ku, Che-Wei Liao, Wen-Kai Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140260369
    Abstract: An evaporative cooling system includes an evaporative cooler liquid-to-air membrane energy exchanger (LAMEE), a first liquid-to-air heat exchanger (LAHE), and a cooling fluid circuit. The evaporative cooler LAMEE is disposed within a scavenger air plenum that is configured to channel a scavenger air stream. The first LAHE is disposed within a process air plenum that is configured to channel a process air stream. The cooling fluid circuit is configured to circulate an evaporative cooling fluid between the evaporative cooler LAMEE and the first LAHE. The evaporative cooler LAMEE is configured to utilize the scavenger air stream to evaporatively cool the cooling fluid. The first LAHE is configured to receive the cooling fluid from the evaporative cooler LAMEE and to allow the cooling fluid to absorb heat from the process air stream to cool the process air stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: VENMAR CES, INC
    Inventor: Philip Paul LePoudre
  • Publication number: 20140263765
    Abstract: A spray nozzle of an outdoor unit is provided with: an air guide portion through which air flows; a water guide portion through which water flows and which causes the air flowing through the air guide portion to flow into water to form water containing a large number of bubbles; and a spray portion that is located downstream of the water guide portion in a direction of water flow and sprays, to the outside, the water containing a large number of bubbles which is formed in the water guide portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi You, Tadafumi Nishimura, Mamoru Okumoto, Yutaka Shibata
  • Publication number: 20140265462
    Abstract: A compact radiant barrier with applied cooling systems. In accordance with one embodiment, the invention may comprise a folding chair characterized as having a top radiant barrier and deployable radiant barriers on either side as well as the front and rear of the chair. The side radiant barriers are deployable extending down to the chair arms and even below. The invention may further comprise a forced air cooling fan that may be disposed on the lower surface of top component of the chair, in which the top component also operates as a radiant barrier, i.e., a reflective material such that solar radiation is not absorbed but is reflected back into the atmosphere. It is a further aspect of the invention that various elements of the radiant barrier, especially the top barrier, further comprise insulating properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Tom Fleming
  • Publication number: 20140260402
    Abstract: An enclosure having a base with a chamber for holding water, right and left side panels, front and rear frames for supporting grilles or other air passages, and a top panel. At least the base, the side panels and the top panel are blow molded as separate components each having an exterior wall and an interior wall, each wall having a contour which differs from that of the other wall, each wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, and each wall connected at its periphery to the other wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Sanjay Varma
  • Publication number: 20140250940
    Abstract: A fan support and storage apparatus for use in cooling a user's torso while the user is positioned adjacent the apparatus includes a base member having upper and lower portions. The apparatus includes a tubular support member having a first end operatively coupled to the base member and a second end opposite the first end. The support member has an elongate tubular configuration extending upwardly from the base member and supported in a vertical configuration above the base member. A fan assembly is slidably coupled to the support member and selectively movable therealong between the first and second ends of the support member. A fan drawer assembly is slidably coupled to the support member adjacent the fan member that is being slidably movable between the first and second ends of the support member. One or more accessory drawer assemblies may be slidably coupled to the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Barbara D. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8813518
    Abstract: The filter 3 is extruded to the outside of the casing of the air conditioner along the inner side of an open panel 15 which is provided at the front surface side of an air intake grill 14 and opened/closed at the time of the operation of the air conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu General Limited
    Inventors: Shinji Sugiyama, Makoto Shibuya, Akihiko Nojima
  • Patent number: 8800308
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for air conditioning, capturing combustion contaminants, desalination, and other processes using liquid desiccants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: 7AC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Vandermeulen, Jack I. Hanoka, Chaim Hanoka
  • 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: 20140190199
    Abstract: The present invention involves an evaporative cooling fan including air cooling and vapor removal heat exchangers using string heat exchanger fabricated with string-screen-fill packs, which are formed of a multiplicity of string-screen-fill with string screens on both sides. The air cooling heat exchanger cools hot air by contacting with cold water and vapor removal heat exchanger condenses vapor by contacting with cold water. Using such cooling or condensing function of the string heat exchanger, vapor removable and non-removable evaporative cooling fans are invented in the present invention. The vapor non-removable cooling fan is preferred to be operated in environmentally open area and the vapor removable cooling fan is operated in any places. Both evaporative cooling fans have an advantage to be operated in the high humid area. In the present invention, the fabrication methods of vapor removable and non-removable evaporative cooling fans are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Chong Mook Park
  • Publication number: 20140190198
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, relating to an air module and control thereof. An air module can include a controller, an air intake module configured to receive first air from a first air source and to receive second air from a second air source, an evaporative cooling module in fluid communication with the air intake module, and a mechanical cooling module in fluid communication with the evaporative cooling module. The controller can be configured to cause the intake module to mix the first air and the second air to form intake air, and selectively cool the intake air to form supply air by at least one of causing the evaporative cooling module to selectively cool the intake air, and causing the mechanical cooling module to selectively cool the intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: William Slessman, Steve Durand, Rose Gilbert, Andreas Zoll
  • Publication number: 20140182316
    Abstract: A scaleable indirect evaporative cooler system (10) fitted within a container incorporates a plurality of dry and wet passage heat exchangers (30) where the dry passages of the plurality of heat exchangers feed into a common space (32) from which conditioned air is delivered via a delivery fan (40) downstream of the dry passages of the heat exchangers. An exhaust fan 22 draws air from the common space (32) through the wet passages of the heat exchanger to a common exhaust space (34) before being exhausted to atmosphere via the exhaust fan (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: SEELEY INTERATIONAL PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: ROB GILBERT
  • Publication number: 20140174116
    Abstract: The evaporative cooler and pad operates on the principle of cooling the air by evaporation of water passing through one or more evaporator pads in the cooler. The evaporation of water cools the air as it is drawn through the cooler by an internal fan. The pads of the evaporative cooler and pad are formed of luffa sponge fibers. The cooler may include a device for dispensing antimicrobial and/or antifungal agents into the water reservoir of the cooler. Alternatively, the pads may be pretreated with antimicrobial and/or antifungal agents. A cooling fan is provided in the interior of the cooler to blow cooled, humidified air over the surface of the water in the reservoir before the water is passed through the evaporator pads, thereby increasing the cooling efficiency of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: UMM AL-QURA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: TURKI MOHAMMED ABDULKARIM HABEEBULLAH
  • Publication number: 20140165641
    Abstract: A heat exchanger has heat exchange elements and an inlet header and an outlet header that fluidly communicate with the heat exchange elements. The inlet header has a fluid inlet. The heat exchange elements are connected to the inlet header along a length of the inlet header and are various distances from the fluid inlet. A distributor is located inside the inlet header, which distributor forms a perforated wall between the fluid inlet and the heat exchange elements. The distributor provides back pressure to incoming fluid into the inlet header, wherein the fluid is evenly distributed between the heat exchange elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: American Sino Heat Transfer LLC
    Inventors: Zahid Ayub, Peng Peng
  • Publication number: 20140157813
    Abstract: A temperature control system of the invention recovers reaction heat in a reactor in which an exothermal reaction occurs, to control the temperature in the reactor. The temperature control system includes: a refrigerant drum in which vapor and a liquid refrigerant are stored in a vapor-liquid equilibrium state; a heat removing section arranged in the reactor to evaporate a part of the liquid refrigerant supplied from the refrigerant drum by the reaction heat; a Return line that returns mixed phase fluid of vapor and the liquid refrigerant generated in the heat removing section to the refrigerant drum; a Vapor outlet line that supplies vapor in the refrigerant drum to outside of the system; and a Replenishing line that supplies makeup water in an amount matched with an amount of vapor discharged to the outside of the system, to the Return line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: JAPAN OIL, GAS AND METALS NATIONAL CORPORATION, INPEX CORPORATION, NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD., JAPAN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CO., LTD., COSMO OIL CO., LTD., JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuzuru Kato, Eiichi Yamada, Kentarou Morita
  • Publication number: 20140130535
    Abstract: A counter-rotating fan system for evaporative cooling equipment. The system can include a first axial fan disposed in an air conduit of an evaporative equipment unit, a second axial fan disposed in the air conduit and arranged coaxially with the first fan, a transmission for driving the first axial fan and the second axial fan, and a motor for driving the transmission, wherein the direction of rotation of the first axial fan is opposite to the direction of rotation of the second axial fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: John V. SANTORO
  • Publication number: 20140123694
    Abstract: A cooling fan includes a body and a motor is connected to the body, the motor drives multiple blades. An atomizing device is connected to the body and has an oscillator beside which a blowing device is located. A guide pipe has the first end thereof connected to the oscillator and the second end of the guide pipe extends beyond the blades. A water tank is connected to the body and has a valve which is located corresponding to the oscillator. By the rotation of the blades, the atomized water particles are sent to cool the heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: HUNG HSING ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PING HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140116645
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for regulating the temperature and relative humidity of the air in a building having microporous external walls and external thermal insulation, including air circulation spaces provided between the walls and the thermal insulation, and a device for supplying the spaces with a controlled air flow, the device configured for supplying the spaces with air substantially saturated with water vapour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: TECH INGENIERIE SARL
    Inventors: Edouard Serras, Daniel Bezes, Nicolas Serras
  • Publication number: 20140116081
    Abstract: A self-contained evaporative air conditioner system includes a housing having a central chamber, a lower chamber, and an upper chamber; a heat exchanger positioned in the central chamber; an air nozzle and a water nozzle for creating a mist of water droplets suspended in air in the lower chamber; an ambient air vent for introducing non-pressurized ambient air to the lower chamber; a vacuum assembly for creating a partial vacuum in the upper chamber to draw the mist and ambient air through the heat exchanger to remove heat from the heat exchanger through evaporative cooling; a return air vent for receiving air to be conditioned; and a fan for drawing air from the return air vent through the heat exchanger to remove heat from the air without permitting the air to mix with the mist and ambient air drawn through the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Charles Ritchie
  • Publication number: 20140109610
    Abstract: A free-standing evaporative air cooling system includes a base, at least one air inlet and at least one cooling pad. A neck extends upwardly relative to the base and includes at least one upwardly-oriented air flow passageway in gaseous communication with the air inlet(s). At least one air outlet is disposed proximate to the upper end of the neck and is in gaseous communication with the air flow passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: PORT-A-COOL, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Leon Wulf, Kerry Lyman Shumway, Yun Seok Kim
  • Publication number: 20140096556
    Abstract: A solar air conditioner provides cooling by way of liquid evaporation. The solar air conditioner includes a liquid evaporation unit, a heat exchange unit, and a solar power generation unit. The liquid evaporation unit includes an outer housing and an inner housing. The outer housing includes a fan affixed to the top and an plurality of openings on the side wall. The inner housing inside the outer housing has a plurality of porous holes through which the liquid therein penetrates to the outer surface. The penetrated liquid comes in contact with the warm air drawn by the fan and evaporation subsequently occurs cooling the liquid inside the inner housing. The cooled liquid is then provided to the heat exchange unit for cooling a target area. The pumps and fans are powered by the solar power generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Hassan S. Emam
  • Publication number: 20140047858
    Abstract: An evaporative air conditioner system includes a heat exchanger having an inlet and an outlet and a plurality of passageways between the inlet and the outlet; a pump and nozzle assembly for introducing pressurized air and water to the inlet of the heat exchanger to create a mist of water droplets suspended in air; a vacuum assembly for creating a partial vacuum near the outlet of the heat exchanger to draw the mist through the passageways and to the outlet of the heat exchanger to remove heat from the heat exchanger through evaporative cooling; and a transfer mechanism for moving a medium past the heat exchanger to remove heat from the air without permitting the medium to mix with the mist drawn through the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: CoolFactor, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Charles Ritchie
  • Publication number: 20140047854
    Abstract: Combination of a water cooled condenser, a cooling tower, a compressor and several controlling components to combine into one single unit of a compound condensing system makes it much more efficient in operation. Layer arrangement is constructed where reshuffled or rearrangement is possible to give similar outcome. This helps saving of electrical energy, prolonging the life of compressor, in addition to minimize global warming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Nopparat Thipchuwong, Malee Kriangkanont
  • Patent number: 8631665
    Abstract: A portable cooling device including an insulated housing and a water cooler system, whereby water stored in a reservoir, or alternatively water introduced into the system through a specific inlet, is directed through a boustrophedonic series of piping to at least one misting orifice disposed proximal to at least one fan, which fan is directable within a fan housing, whence a chilled mist is directionably propelled from the device. The device has a power system including a photocell, a power inlet, and a battery, configureable to different situations to selectively engage the water cooler system and each fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony DeClementi
  • Publication number: 20130333408
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for drying and/or cooling an airflow, comprising: at least one cooling device for cooling an airflow, comprising:—at least one cooling channel with an inflow opening for the airflow for cooling and an outflow opening for the cooled airflow,—at least one evaporating channel separated from the cooling channel by a transfer wall and having an inflow opening which is connected for medium throughflow to the outflow opening of the cooling channel, and an outflow opening, and—means for wetting the side of the transfer wall directed toward the evaporating channel, and a drying device for drying the airflow, comprising:—a drying channel with an inflow opening for the airflow for drying and an outflow opening for the dried air-flow, wherein the outflow opening of the cooling channel of the or a cooling device and/or the outflow opening of the evaporating channel of the or a cooling device is connected for medium throughflow to the inflow opening of the drying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: OPTIMAIR HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Willem Meijer, Arthur Van Der Lee