For Liquid Patents (Class 62/318)
  • Patent number: 10969125
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and process for purifying air. The system includes a housing and a plurality of inner and outer chambers. A solution of water and a biological reagent is configured to flow around the inner and outer walls of the inner and outer chambers while air is passed adjacent to this fluid flow. This causes an interaction between the air and the fluid solution to cleanse the air. The air is then discharged from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CLEAN AIR ZONE INC.
    Inventors: Serge B Hoyda, Corey L. Macphee
  • Patent number: 10828586
    Abstract: A filter assembly for a refrigerator appliance includes a filter housing and a filter locking mechanism pivotally mounted at least partially within the filter housing. The filter locking mechanism includes a locking arm defining a retention clip and a resilient arm that extends from the locking arm at an extension angle of less than 90 degrees. As a filter cartridge is inserted into the filter housing, the resilient arm acts like a spring to urge the filter cartridge out of the housing. After the filter cartridge passes or engages the retention clip, the spring force from the resilient arm urges the filter cartridge against the retention clip to secure the filter cartridge within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Simpson, Gregory Sergeevich Chernov
  • Patent number: 10718563
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a storeroom configured to have a pantry install part. The refrigerator also includes a pantry arranged in the pantry install part. The refrigerator also includes a filter case configured to receive a water filter and arranged in the pantry install part to be covered by the pantry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Bok Lee, Sang Chul Ryu, Jin Kyu Seon, Yong Bo Shim
  • Patent number: 10668495
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to basting food-related items. The food-related items may include baked goods, baking sheets, cake pans, cupcake pans, and the like. The food items may include pastries, baked good, pies, etc. The item to be basted, glazed, or otherwise deposited with a fluid is placed in a target area. A movable head is then able to move along a track and distribute a fluid over the fluid-related item. The item is stationary during the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Rogelio J. Anguiano, Monica Lopez
  • Patent number: 9027361
    Abstract: A water filter is provided. The water filter includes a casing with a filtering media disposed within the casing. The water filter also includes a plug and a water soluble support. The plug can impede a flow of water through the chamber in order to encourage replacement of the water filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Shaffer, William A. Baker
  • Patent number: 9010144
    Abstract: A refrigerator having a water storage vessel detachably mounted thereto, in which a supply passage configured to connect the water storage vessel, the ice making apparatus and the dispenser to supply the water in the water storage vessel to the ice making apparatus and the dispenser sage, a first check valve and a second check valve installed at a front position and a rear position of the one point of a first sub passage, to prevent water flowing backward to the water storage vessel, a third check valve and a fourth check valve installed at a front position and a rear position of the one point of a second sub passage, to prevent water flowing backward to the water storage vessel, and a pump installed at the third sub passage and configured to rotate the clockwise direction and the counter clockwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Min Park, Dong Jo Shin, Jae Koog An, Hae Ryong Jeon
  • Publication number: 20150096323
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator. In the refrigerator, a water purifying unit including a filter unit to purify water supplied from a water supply source is arranged adjacent to a drawer type storage container in an otherwise useless space of a storage compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon LIM, Jae Koog AN, Jong Eun CHAE, Sang Min PARK
  • Patent number: 8955349
    Abstract: In certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a water filter assembly for a refrigerator is described. The water filter assembly includes a door that includes a mover element for engaging a removable water filter such that in the closed position the mover element holds the removable water filter water inlet and water outlet in fluid communication with the water inlet and water outlet, respectively, of a manifold assembly, and in the open position the mover element allows for removal of the removable water filter which is not in fluid communication with the manifold assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Mitchell, Andrew Reinhard Krause
  • Patent number: 8935938
    Abstract: An assembly for filtering water includes a housing, a water inlet for supplying unfiltered water to the housing, and a water filter including an outer casing attached to the housing in communication with the water inlet and a filter medium within the outer casing, the water filter filtering the unfiltered water through filter medium to provide filtered water. A water outlet is attached to the housing for transferring filtered water from the outer casing to a device via the housing. Some sort of indicia is located on the outer casing, and an optical device detects a feature of the indicia to determine if the water filter is properly installed in the housing. Related refrigeration appliances incorporating such devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Reinhard Krause, Russell James Fallon, Jason Andrew May
  • Patent number: 8844307
    Abstract: An appliance includes a main body, and a door movably attached to the main body. The door includes a front, a back, a side surface extending from the front to the back, and a recess formed on the side surface. The appliance further includes a water filtration system including a filter that is disposed in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Reinhard Krause, Jeffrey Michael Colyer, Russell James Fallon, Vinayak Reddy, Lorina June White
  • Publication number: 20140260355
    Abstract: A refrigeration system includes a water circulation system and a replaceable water filter. The refrigerator includes a sensor that determines if a water filter is present, and a user interface that prompts a user to purge a water filter upon installation of a new water filter in the refrigerator. The water filter may include a memory storage device that stores information concerning the allowable life of the water filter, the remaining life of the water filter, and other information. Information concerning the remaining life of the water filter and other information can be displayed or otherwise communicated to a user by the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlppol Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald W. Guess, Melissa M. Bippus, Dennis J. Staley, Keith A. Snyder, John A. Laine, Li Y. Situ
  • Patent number: 8833100
    Abstract: Refrigeration devices that have a water dispensing system to dispense water to an exterior water dispenser from a water supply line have need of a water vessel for storing water under pressure within the refrigeration device until dispensed. The water vessel has an inlet for receiving water from the water supply line and an outlet for dispensing water to the exterior water dispenser. A plurality of pressure resistant walls are formed between the inlet and the outlet to form an internal volume to reservoir water within the water vessel. The water vessel is constructed to reservoir water within the vessel under hydrostatic pressure from the water supply line until dispensed through the outlet when requested by the exterior water dispenser and/or the icemaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyerholtz, Manoj K. Shrestha, Jeffrey J. Smale, Larry A. Lutz
  • Patent number: 8783055
    Abstract: A refrigerator in which a water tank and a filter, which have conventionally been located in a storage compartment, are installed to a rear surface of a door and are arranged in parallel to a dispenser, which expands a storage space of the storage compartment and shortens a water supply path between the water tank and the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Ho Yang, Sang Woon Jeon
  • Patent number: 8746003
    Abstract: A water filter assembly, and a refrigerator and a water purifier having the same, including: a manifold having a inflow path through which raw water flows in and an outflow path through which filtered water flows out; a case supporting the manifold; and a filter cartridge coupled to a lower side of the case such that it is separable and connected with the outflow port of the manifold, wherein a fluid flow control unit is installed between the manifold and the filter cartridge and rotates according to a rotation of the filter cartridge, the center of the rotation is the same as the center of an outlet of the filter cartridge, and the fluid flow control unit includes a disk having a connection hole allowing the raw water inflow path and an inlet of the filter cartridge to communicate only at a certain position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: WINIMAX Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chul Min Yoon
  • Publication number: 20140144172
    Abstract: A water filter is provided. The water filter includes a check valve positioned at an opening of a casing. The check valve regulates a flow of liquid through the opening of the casing. By regulating the flow of liquid, the check valve can hinder spilling of liquid contained within the water filter during removal or replacement of the water filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Timothy Scott Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20140144173
    Abstract: A water filter is provided. The water filter includes a casing with a filtering media disposed within the casing. The water filter also includes a plug and a water soluble support. The plug can impede a flow of water through the chamber in order to encourage replacement of the water filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Shaffer, William A. Baker
  • Patent number: 8656728
    Abstract: An assembly for filtering water includes a housing and a water inlet for supplying unfiltered water to the housing. A water filter includes an outer casing attached to the housing in communication with the water inlet and a filter medium within the outer casing. The outer casing has at least one portion that is at least partially translucent. The water filter filters the unfiltered water through filter medium to provide filtered water. A water outlet is attached to the housing for transferring filtered water from the outer casing to a device via the housing. An illumination device is mounted adjacent to the outer casing for selectively illuminating the portion of the outer casing that is at least partially translucent. Related refrigeration appliances incorporating such devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Alan Joseph Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8627675
    Abstract: Described in this application is an improved cartridge, such as a water filter, and housing for the filter. The filter is preferably of the push-in type and the filter housing includes an assembly to automatically set the water filter in position as a cover over the filter is closed. According to one embodiment, the assembly consists of a cover and lever linkage which engage complimentary protrusions on the water filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Whhirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kruckenberg, Jeffrey A. Spindler
  • Publication number: 20130133352
    Abstract: A refrigerator having a water storage vessel detachably mounted thereto so that water is supplied to an ice making apparatus or a dispenser, in which includes a bracket unit installed at a rear surface of a door, a water storage vessel detachable to the bracket unit, a pump to pump the water in the water storage vessel, a second passage configured to supply the water in the water storage vessel to the ice making apparatus and the dispenser, and a valve installed at a diverging point of the second passage, in which the water storage vessel includes a body having a storage space and a first passage, at least one portion of which is fixedly installed to intake the water stored in the storage space to supply the ice making apparatus and the dispenser if the water storage vessel is mounted to the bracket unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8375737
    Abstract: An ice maker for a domestic appliance comprises an ice tray, a water feed line which can be used to fill the ice tray with water, a water filter which is arranged in the water feed line such that it can be replaced, and a monitoring unit for calculating a value which is representative of the degree of wear of the filter. The monitoring unit has means for changing the representative value by a first fixed step width each time the ice tray is filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Hausmann, Peter Nalbach
  • Publication number: 20130031926
    Abstract: A filter assembly for fluid filtration having a push-activated lock and release mechanism. A push filter design activates a floating key lock upon insertion and extraction, where the filter key may be used simultaneously as a lock and as an identifier for particular filter attributes. The filter base may be situated inline, and in fluid communication, with influent and effluent piping, such as within a refrigerator. The filter housing assembly may be attached to, and removed from, the filter base by a push-actuated release. Upon insertion, the filter key shifts the filter lock longitudinally to receive interlocking segments. Upon extraction, the same axial push shifts the filter lock further to align the interlocking fingers within gaps that allow for easy extraction. The specific key lock design allows a user to identify and match certain filter configurations received by the mechanical support, and reject other filter configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: KX TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen P. Huda, Michael J. Sherman, Steven J. Haehn
  • Publication number: 20120324936
    Abstract: A water dispenser in a refrigerator door can include a filter casing in the door opening into the bottom of the dispenser housing. The filter casing can include a top wall positioned in the bottom of the dispenser housing, a head assembly at the bottom of the filter casing connected to the water supply and to a water outlet in the dispenser, and can include a filter casing drain. A filter cartridge in the filter casing can connect to the head assembly. The filter casing can include a filter retainer mounted adjacent the opening into the filter casing and can hold the filter cartridge connected to the head assembly in a first position and can release the filter cartridge in a second position. The filter casing can include a drain line leading from the filter casing drain to a pan outside the refrigerated space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: NIHAT O. CUR, TIMOTHY T. MURPHY, MICHAEL A. KAHWAJI, PAUL B. ALLARD, GUOLIAN WU, CLAITON E. AMARAL, MARCOS HEINZLE
  • Publication number: 20120285192
    Abstract: In certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a water filter assembly for a refrigerator is described. The water filter assembly includes a door that includes a mover element for engaging a removable water filter such that in the closed position the mover element holds the removable water filter water inlet and water outlet in fluid communication with the water inlet and water outlet, respectively, of a manifold assembly, and in the open position the mover element allows for removal of the removable water filter which is not in fluid communication with the manifold assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Mitchell, Andrew Reinhard Krause
  • Patent number: 8302422
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a refrigerator having a cabinet including at least one access area having an open face and a grill door for selectively closing the open face of the access area. The refrigerator can also include a water using accessory provided on the cabinet. The grill door can be selectively retained to the cabinet wherein a manifold is fixed relative to the grill door and fluidly couples the water using accessory to a water supply. A water treatment cartridge can be removably coupled to a casing such that when the cartridge is coupled to the manifold, the cartridge treats the water from the water supply for use by the water using accessory. The manifold can be located on the grill door such that the mounting of the cartridge to the manifold moves the cartridge from within the access area to outside of the access area as the grill door moves from a closed position to an opened position, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bryan Snider, Cory Tafoya
  • Publication number: 20120221198
    Abstract: A system of managing water production in a vehicle. The system comprises a water conducting element set to receive and conduct water generated as a product of an operation of a vehicle air conditioner of the vehicle to a water container, a gauge that measures the amount of water in the water container, and a manager that receives the measurement and instructs the operation accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: WATER-GEN LTD.
    Inventors: Arye Kohavi, Avi Peretz, Eliahu Maier
  • Publication number: 20120210740
    Abstract: A refrigerator with a water purifying arrangement includes a refrigerator door having a water supply passage along which water is supplied to the outside of the refrigerator; a case detachably mounted to the refrigerator door such that at least part of the case is exposed at the outside of the refrigerator door; and a water filter mounted to the case, and disposed at the refrigerator door such that water supplied along the water supply passage passes through the water filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Seongtaik KIM
  • Publication number: 20120144854
    Abstract: A filter assembly for fluid filtration having a push-activated lock and release mechanism. A push filter design activates a floating key lock upon insertion and extraction, where the filter key may be used simultaneously as a lock and as an identifier for particular filter attributes. The filter base may be situated inline, and in fluid communication, with influent and effluent piping, such as within a refrigerator. The filter housing assembly may be attached to, and removed from, the filter base by a push-actuated release. Upon insertion, the filter key shifts the filter lock longitudinally to receive interlocking segments. Upon extraction, the same axial push shifts the filter lock further to align the interlocking fingers within gaps that allow for easy extraction. The specific key lock design allows a user to identify and match certain filter configurations received by the mechanical support, and reject other filter configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: KX TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen P. Huda, Michael J. Sherman, Steven J. Haehn
  • Publication number: 20120125032
    Abstract: A refrigeration plant with refrigerant evaporator arrangement and process for parallel air and battery contact cooling. The refrigeration plant includes a refrigerant evaporator arrangement for parallel air and battery contact cooling, having with a refrigerant compressor and a condenser An evaporator with an assigned controllable expansion member for air cooling and an evaporator as a battery contact cooler with an assigned controllable expansion member for battery cooling are provided. A throttling member is located between the evaporator and the tap of the assigned controllable expansion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Graaf, Andreas Emmerich, Stephan Köster, Felix Girmscheid, Peter Heyl, Dominik Prinz
  • Publication number: 20120096888
    Abstract: A water tank includes a long water storage part and a partition unit including partitions to partition the water storage part into a plurality of storage spaces. Communication holes are formed at the partitions to allow the storage spaces to communicate with each other. Spatial efficiency and a first in first out effect are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sang Min Park, Jae Koog An
  • Publication number: 20120042677
    Abstract: A water filter assembly including a water filter housing and a manifold coupled to the water filter housing. The manifold includes an inlet and an outlet. Filters are disposed in the water filter housing. The water filter assembly has a door. The door is disposed on the water filter housing providing selective access to the water filter housing. The door is connected to the water filter housing to open and close to replace the plurality of filters. The water filter assembly also has a valve associated with at least one of the plurality of filters. The valve is manipulated from an opened to a closed position to close the inlet when the filters are removed from the water filter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Alan Joseph Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20120031120
    Abstract: A method and system for liquid purification and defrosting a freezing unit harvests energy released as heat from a condenser. Liquid received from a source into a first liquid storage container is heated using heat collected from the condenser using at least one heat conducting rod. A second liquid storage container connected to the first liquid storage container is maintained at a lower temperature than the first liquid storage container. As a first portion of heated liquid is transferred from the first liquid storage container to the second liquid storage container, bacteria in the first portion of heated liquid is denatured as a result of the temperature change, and the liquid is purified. Filters may also be used to improve purification. A second portion of heated liquid is transferred between the first liquid storage container and a freezing unit via at least one heat conducting pipe causing defrosting of the freezing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mayank Swarup, Tanvi Gupta
  • Publication number: 20120006046
    Abstract: A water feed system usable with a refrigerator having an icemaker and a dispenser, which assures efficient utilization of a storage space. The refrigerator includes a filter to purify water to be fed from an external water source to the icemaker and the dispenser, a water tank in which the water, purified by the filter, is stored so as to be cooled by interior cold air of the refrigerating compartment, and a valve provided at a junction of a hose connecting the filter to the water tank and the icemaker to selectively supply the water, purified by the filter, to the water tank or the icemaker. The filter, the water tank and the valve are received in a case so as to be integrally positioned in the refrigerating compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS, CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Koog An
  • Publication number: 20110314859
    Abstract: A refrigerator (100) includes a main body (150) with thermal insulation properties, a liquid cooling device (140) which cools a liquid introduced to an inside of the main body (150), and a purifying device (103) which purifies a liquid, and further includes a plate (172) which partitions the inside of the main body (150) in a vertical direction, wherein the purifying device (103) is disposed at an upper part of a storage space located below the plate (172).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Higami, Tatsuhiko Tsunoo
  • Patent number: 8038873
    Abstract: A refrigerator comprising a water conduit that is equipped with a socket for an exchangeable water filter and a monitoring unit for detecting the water throughput through the water conduit, said unit generating an alarm if the water throughput exceeds a threshold value. The monitoring unit can be deactivated if a water filter is mounted in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Buchstab, Hans Ihle, Andreas Kempte, Peter Nalbach, Michael Roth
  • Publication number: 20110232316
    Abstract: A cooling device includes a refrigerant inlet, a refrigerant outlet, a cooler including therein a refrigerant passage, an introduction tube communicating with the refrigerant inlet and a filter detachably disposed between the refrigerant inlet and the introduction tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Shogo MORI
  • Patent number: 8001801
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator having a water filter, a water filter housing, a water filter cap, and a tool for rotating the water filter cap. Engagement of the tool and the water filter cap and subsequent rotation of the tool thereby rotates the water filter cap and water filter. The tool includes a head portion and a body portion and the head portion is an inverse surface of at least a portion of the water filter cap for mating with the water filter cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Lee Coleman
  • Publication number: 20110126564
    Abstract: Systems and methods for Indirect Evaporative Cooling and for Two Stage Evaporative Cooling for conditioning fluids such as air are disclosed. The Indirect Evaporative Cooling Systems comprise scalable indirect evaporative heat exchangers formed with polymer substrates that have been treated to render one surface substantially hydrophilic while the other is substantially hydrophobic, with channels for passage of primary (cooled) an secondary (cooling) air streams between them. The Two Stage Evaporative Cooling System comprise an indirect evaporation component where the fluid is pre-cooled indirectly with the abovementioned scalable heat exchangers, followed by a direct evaporation stage where the pre-cooled fluid is further cooled directly by adiabatic evaporative cooling. The device employing these systems is scalable, energy-efficient, uses aseptic materials, filters/clean incoming fluids (e.g. air), circulates disinfected evaporating liquid (e.g. disinfected water and has enhanced performance efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: HMX SYSTEMS PVT. LTD.
    Inventor: Vaidyanathan Anandhakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20110116918
    Abstract: A method for assembling turbomachinery having combined particle separation device and flow regulating device is provided. The turbomachinery includes a casing; a compressor attached to an inside of the casing, the compressor having a shaft supported by bearings; and a cooling system mounted inside the casing and configured to cool the bearings of the compressor with a cooling fluid. The cooling system includes a particle separation device configured to separate particles from the cooling fluid, and a flow regulation device that fluidly communicates with the particle separation device without contacting the particle separation device. The flow regulation device is disposed adjacent to the particle separation device within a wall of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Massimiliano Cirri, Luciano Mei
  • Publication number: 20110079037
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a refrigerator having a cabinet including at least one access area having an open face and a grill door for selectively closing the open face of the access area. The refrigerator can also include a water using accessory provided on the cabinet. The grill door can be selectively retained to the cabinet wherein a manifold is fixed relative to the grill door and fluidly couples the water using accessory to a water supply. A water treatment cartridge can be removably coupled to a casing such that when the cartridge is coupled to the manifold, the cartridge treats the water from the water supply for use by the water using accessory. The manifold can be located on the grill door such that the mounting of the cartridge to the manifold moves the cartridge from within the access area to outside of the access area as the grill door moves from a closed position to an opened position, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Bryan Snider, Cory Tafoya
  • Publication number: 20110023504
    Abstract: A split type potable water extractor from ambient air and water dispenser is invented, comprising separate water generating block located outside a water use area and water dispensing block located inside a water use area. The water generator block cycles refrigerant through a condenser and an evaporator to create condensation by heat exchange with ambient air circulated by an intake airflow system. The condensate water is collected and purified in a cascade of bactericidal loop to remove impurities. The purified water is pumped to a dispensing apparatus that can be installed in the home or other area of water use separate from the water generating block. If any one of the functional parts or units of water generator is disabled the water generator immediately stops operating to deliver water to the tank of the dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Zohrab Melikyan
  • Publication number: 20100275633
    Abstract: A water filter device including a filter unit to receive water from an external water supply source and to purify the received water, a storage tank unit to store the water purified through the filter unit, and a case to receive the filter unit and the storage tank unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Koog An, Sang Min Park, Young Gwi Park, Jong Yeob Kim
  • Publication number: 20100212349
    Abstract: Refrigeration device comprising a water filter, which is housed in a central cavity of a coil condenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Ihle, Andreas Kempte
  • Publication number: 20100132395
    Abstract: A refrigerating plant includes a coolant fluid, a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, an evaporator, a collecting receptacle for collecting the coolant fluid, and a control device for piloting the expansion valve. The collecting receptacle is interposed between an outlet of the evaporator and an inlet of the compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: TEKLAB S.R.L.
    Inventors: Mauro Barbieri, Ezio Fornasieri
  • Publication number: 20100115989
    Abstract: An exemplary device and method for removing undesired substances from original water comprises a cooling circuit for cooling the original water to or below approximately Zero degrees Celsius, whereby the saturation level of the undesired substances in the original water is exceeded, thereby causing segregation of the original water into purified ice, undesired precipitated solids, and a waste liquid containing the remaining undesired substances (soluble salts). Means for removing the waste liquid from the purified ice, a heating circuit for melting the purified ice into purified water, a reservoir having an inlet for receiving the original water and an outlet for dispensing the purified water, and a first water purity monitor disposed adjacent the outlet for monitoring a first purity level of the purified water are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Zenon Chrysostomou, Evagoras Nikolaou
  • Publication number: 20100083676
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for extracting water from air in which a refrigeration system includes a cooling element to condense water from air. A first water vessel defines an inner volume. The first water vessel stores the water collected from the cooling element. An ozone device generates ozone inside the inner volume of the first water vessel. The ozone device provides the ozone to the water to resist bacteria and contaminants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: ISLAND SKY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas MERRITT
  • Publication number: 20100018238
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water filter unit for a refrigerator and/or freezer, wherein the water filter unit includes at least one base body and at least one receptacle for a filter cartridge, which is movable relative to the base body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: LIEBHERR-HAUSGERATE OCHSENHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Jûrgen Gerner, Heinz Rother
  • Publication number: 20090320510
    Abstract: A domestic appliance has a water conduit, in which a replaceable water filter and a valve are arranged, and a monitoring unit for calculating a value which is representative of the degree of wear of the water filter, which monitoring unit in each case increments the representative value by a given step width with a first delay after the valve is opened and, while the valve is open, at a time interval which is longer than the delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Nalbach
  • Publication number: 20090293528
    Abstract: A refrigerator comprising a water conduit that is equipped with a socket for an exchangeable water filter and a monitoring unit for detecting the water throughput through the water conduit, said unit generating an alarm if the water throughput exceeds a threshold value. The monitoring unit can be deactivated if a water filter is mounted in the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Buchstab, Hans Ihle, Andreas Kempte, Peter Nalbach, Michael Roth
  • Publication number: 20090266076
    Abstract: A power generating system including a working fluid circuit. The power generating system includes a condenser system in the working fluid circuit and a condensate polisher circuit. The condenser system receives a working fluid that includes steam or a combination of water and steam and condenses at least a portion of the working fluid into a condensate. The condensate has a temperature above a predetermined upper operating temperature. The condensate polisher circuit is branched off from the working fluid circuit and receives and treats said condensate from the working fluid circuit and returns treated condensate to the working fluid circuit. The condensate polisher circuit includes a heat exchanger that reduces the temperature of the condensate at least to the upper operating temperature and a condensate polisher that removes contaminants from the condensate to bring the condensate to a predetermined purity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Bellows
  • Publication number: 20090249814
    Abstract: An ice maker for a domestic appliance comprises an ice tray, a water feed line which can be used to fill the ice tray with water, a water filter which is arranged in the water feed line such that it can be replaced, and a monitoring unit for calculating a value which is representative of the degree of wear of the filter. The monitoring unit has means for changing the representative value by a first fixed step width each time the ice tray is filled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Hausmann, Peter Nalbach