With Heat Rejecting Element Enclosure Or Cooling Feature Patents (Class 62/452)
  • Patent number: 8899070
    Abstract: A method for preventing condensation on a surface of a domestic refrigeration device and a corresponding domestic refrigeration device having a refrigerated chamber, a refrigerant line, and a refrigerant circulation system structured to transfer heat energy from the refrigerated chamber into the refrigerant circulation system via the refrigerant line. The refrigerant line may include a heat-emitting section in heat-conducting contact with a trim strip of the refrigeration device running below the refrigerated chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Eckartsberg, Michael Kordon
  • Patent number: 8863546
    Abstract: This disclosure presents a stackable, multicompartment portable cooler with enhanced climate control and delivery features. The cooler may include adjustable vents for precisely controlling the temperature differential between adjacent compartments, a brochure receptor for including information about the delivery, and/or an automatic delivery flag for notification purposes. In addition, the cooler is modular and may be assembled/disassembled through the use of removable compartment dividers that subdivide the stacked main compartments into many subcompartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Oberweis Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Oberweis
  • Publication number: 20140260344
    Abstract: An appliance having a storage tank disposed on its back surface wherein the storage tank comprises a front cover and a back cover that matingly engages the front cover to form a liquid tight seal with the front cover. The storage tank further includes a phase-changing material disposed within the storage tank and a heat exchanger containing refrigerant tubing which transfers cooling from refrigerant tubing to the phase-changing solution. The storage tank, when fully charged with cooling capacity, maintains the food storage compartment at a temperature of 45° F. or less for at least 8 hours without activating a compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Tushar Kulkarni, Lorraine J. Westlake
  • Patent number: 8820111
    Abstract: One aspect provides a cooling system, and method of manufacture thereof, that has a housing having at least one condenser attached thereto and an auxiliary condenser attached to the housing. A refrigeration loop fluidly couples at least one condenser and the auxiliary condenser. A compressor forms a portion of the refrigeration loop, wherein the auxiliary condenser is interposed the compressor and at least one condenser within the refrigeration loop that forms a refrigerant path from the compressor to the auxiliary condenser and from the auxiliary condenser to at least one condenser. A fan located within the housing is positioned to force air through the auxiliary condenser and out of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC
    Inventor: Berthold Adomat
  • Publication number: 20140130526
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container device (1) for transport of a good to be cooled, such as a medicine, comprising a closable holding space (2) for the good to be cooled, a heat conductor (3), adjacent to the holding space, a heat buffer (5), thermally isolated from an environment of the container device and a heat pump, in thermal contact with the heat conductor, and the heat buffer, and configured for detracting heat from the holding space and transferring the heat to the heat buffer. The invention further relates to a method for transporting a good to be cooled, such as a medicine, comprising placing a good in a holding space of a above described device, distracting heat from the holding space with the heat pump via the heat conductor and delivering the distracted heat by the heat pump to the heat buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: PHARMA COOLING B.V.
    Inventor: Rene Kerkmans
  • Publication number: 20140096541
    Abstract: A personal safety system in the form of a refuge chamber includes at least one main room and a cooling device provided for cooling the ambient air of the main room in the form of a CO2 cooling system (10). The CO2 cooling system (10) has a heat exchanger (28) and a first and a second pressure reducer (20, 32) upstream and downstream of heat exchanger (28), respectively. The heat exchanger (28) has a plurality of alternatingly or cyclically usable cooling coils. A process is provided for the operation of such a refuge chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Matthias LÜHR
  • Publication number: 20140083131
    Abstract: Device for refrigerating the skewer of kebab meat directly on the rotary spit, after the latter has stopped turning, and for limiting the exposure of the skewer of meat to the ambient air, to insects and to dust. The invention relates to a device that allows the skewer of meat to be kept in position on the rotary spit by diffusing coldness released by the layer of eutectic gel contained in the jacket and frozen to ?18° C. It consists of a set of éléments that form the kebab cover comprising, according to embodiment 1, a layer made up of a multitude of pockets containing eutectic gel (8) inserted in a jacket (1) positioned around a disc (2) and resting on the upper part of the skewer of meat. The jacket will therefore adopt a cylindrical shape hugging the skewer and will be closed at the top and the bottom by laces (3). The jacket will be held vertically by magnetized male/female plastic fasteners (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Jacques Costa-Solar, Isabelle Abad
  • Publication number: 20140083118
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cooling a pourable or flowable product, with a vessel 1 for receiving and conveying the pourable or flowable product and a plurality of cooling zones 13a, 13b, 13c, which are formed along the vessel 1 in the conveying direction of the pourable or flowable product. According to the invention, the cooling zones 13a, 13b, 13c are designed such that they can be supplied with a respective cooling medium 15a, 15b, 15c independently of one another. The device also comprises a control means for controlling the cooling power of the individual cooling zones 13a, 13b, 13c independently of one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: TRIDELTA GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Lemke
  • Publication number: 20140060107
    Abstract: A temperature control system mounted in the chassis of a vending machine is quickly detachable as a single unit. The chassis comprise a base panel and a mounting panel substantially parallel to the base panel. The temperature control system comprises a bracket, a compressor, a condenser, and an evaporator. The bracket comprises a supporting plate and a pair of mounting plates fixed to the supporting plate. The compressor and the condenser are mounted on the supporting plate. The evaporator is attached to the pair of mounting plates and located above the compressor and the condenser. The pair of mounting plates engages with the pair of first gaps when the temperature control system is mounted in the chassis and the pair of mounting plates is simply disengaged away from the pair of first gaps when the temperature control system needs to be detached from the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140053593
    Abstract: In a refrigerator having a thermally insulating housing which surrounds a storage chamber and having a refrigerant circuit which comprises a compressor, a condenser, a restrictor and an evaporator which cools the storage chamber, the restrictor is arranged at least partially on a side wall of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Ihle, Thomas Bischofberger, Cuma Dülger, Panagiotis Fotiadis
  • Publication number: 20140047851
    Abstract: A system and method for bulk freezing is provided. In one embodiment, the system and method for bulk freezing includes a bulk freezing container adapted to hold at least one and preferably a plurality of bags holding a biopharmaceutical liquid. The bulk freezing container includes at least a first and second shelf having corrugations wherein the second shelf is vertically arranged above the first shelf with the bags disposed between the shelves. The bags and the corrugations of the first and second shelves define a plurality of substantially parallel flow channels through which a cryogenic cold fluid or a warming fluid is passed to freeze and/or thaw the biopharmaceutical fluid. In another embodiment, the bulk freezing system and method includes a bulk freezing container with a plurality of adjacent elongated chambers adapted for holding the biopharmaceutical fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Ying Zhou, Alan Cheng, Nigel Grinter, Zachary Fowler, Robert Sever, Ranko Bursac
  • Publication number: 20140000307
    Abstract: A cooling system (1), especially for cryopreserving biological samples (2), comprises a cooling chamber (100) delimited by a bottom area (110), side walls (120), and a top area (130), and a cooling device (200) for cooling the cooling chamber (100) using liquid nitrogen (220). The bottom area (110) is designed for direct cooling using the liquid nitrogen, and the cooling chamber (100) is dimensioned such that an operator (3) can access and move around in the cooling chamber (100). The bottom area (110) has a platform (111) which is permeable to vapor of the liquid nitrogen (220) and forms a support zone for the operator (3). Methods for operating the cooling system are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicants: Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Gesundheit und Umwelt GmbH, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Guenter R. Fuhr, Heiko Zimmermann, Bernd R. Kranz, Tomm Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130341395
    Abstract: A beverage circuit for cooling a beverage when the beverage flows through inside the circuit, the circuit comprising a hollow tube allowing the beverage to enter into or exit from the circuit; wherein the tube being wounded to form a plurality of multi-layered coiled columns, all of which being arranged substantially in parallel to each other and stacked together column-by-column, each of the coiled columns comprising a plurality of layers; wherein the tube having a cross-sectional width not exceeding 6 mm; and wherein each of the coiled columns having a layer-width not exceeding 60 mm; thereby allowing an entirety of the coiled columns to occupy a compact space while providing a substantial amount of external surface area for the portion of the tube along the coiled columns to allow rapid cooling of the beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Tony Yat-Tung Chan
  • Publication number: 20130340466
    Abstract: A filter device is presented for use with refrigerators. The filter device has a frame, a filter element and at least one connection member. The filter device is connected to a refrigerator thereby sealing the space below a refrigerator. Once in potion, the filter device forces air to pass through the filter element prior to accessing the coils of the refrigerator. This system helps to prevent the build-up of debris on the coils which reduces the need to clean the coils, improves the efficiency of the refrigerator and improves the longevity of the refrigerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Sharon K. Hines
  • Publication number: 20130305757
    Abstract: An integrated refrigeration and air conditioning plant working with environmentally friendly natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2) and an ozone friendly non CO2 refrigerant. The low temperature refrigeration is provided by evaporating CO2 and the fluid is used as a secondary refrigerant, predominantly in liquid mode, for medium temperature refrigeration. The heat rejection from CO2 occurs to another upper stage cascaded refrigeration system that operates with a ozone friendly non CO2 refrigerant. Since air conditioning applications require cooling at temperatures higher than refrigeration for food sector, cooling for this range is derived from the non CO2 refrigerant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Sarathy Conjeevaram, Paul Sheahen, Michael Visser, Srinivasan Kandadai
  • Publication number: 20130283845
    Abstract: An adsorptive cooling system includes: a first highly adsorptive structure positioned to receive thermal energy from a thermal energy source, the first highly adsorptive structure including: a first substrate; and a first carbon aerogel adhered to the first substrate, a second highly adsorptive structure positioned to receive thermal energy from the thermal energy source, the second highly adsorptive structure including: a second substrate; and a second carbon aerogel adhered to the second substrate, a cooling unit; and a circulation system adapted for circulating the refrigerant from at least one of the first highly adsorptive structure and the second highly adsorptive structure to the cooling unit to provide cooling from the thermal energy source and to return the refrigerant from the cooling unit to at least one of the first highly adsorptive structure and the second highly adsorptive structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Theodore F. Baumann, Joe H. Satcher, JR., Joseph C. Farmer
  • Publication number: 20130239606
    Abstract: A storage container can maintain a temperature inside a storage room not to cause a temperature distribution for a certain time even if the operation is stopped. In a storage container 1 storing preserved goods and having an electrical cooling function, the storage container 1 includes a container body 10 and a door 20. A space enclosed by the container body 10 and the door 20 forms a storage room 100. The container body 10 and the door 20 have respectively heat insulating portions 12, 22 and heat accumulating portions 14, 24. The heat accumulating portions 14, 24 are each made of at least one type of material that causes liquid-solid phase transition at a temperature between a controllable temperature inside the storage room 100 and a living environmental temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ide, Yuka Utsumi, Tomoko Kase, Mitsuhiro Koden, Shigeaki Mizushima, Katsumi Kondoh
  • Patent number: 8528357
    Abstract: An ice-making machine has a box-shaped lower housing with an ice storage bin, a box-shaped upper housing mounted on a rear portion of the lower housing, an ice-making mechanism within the front portion of a machine compartment in the upper housing, and a freezing unit installed behind the ice-making mechanism for supplying refrigerant to the ice-making mechanism. An open-and-close ice-access lid is pivotally mounted between the lower end of the upper housing and the the lower housing. An air intake passage introduces outside cooling air from the front face of the lower housing into the machine compartment along inner surfaces of one side wall and a rear wall of the lower housing. An air discharge passage is provided for passing the air after cooling to flow outward along inner surfaces of the rear wall and the other side wall of the lower housing to an exterior discharge from the front face of the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hoshizaki Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuo Kondo, Kiyoshi Yamaoka, Hideyuki Tashiro, Takeshi Ueda, Takashi Hibino, Akira Harata
  • Publication number: 20130160483
    Abstract: A refrigerator comprises a main body having an enclosable interior compartment, the compartment including at least one wall having and at least one channel recessed into the wall; at least one shelf mounted in the compartment; and a fixing rail mounted to the wall and within the channel so that the fixing rail and portions of the wall adjacent the channel are substantially flush. The fixing rail has a plurality of mounting locations for the shelf to allow adjustable mounting of the shelf relative to the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Cemalettin Hastürk, Andrew Roberson
  • Publication number: 20130160484
    Abstract: A refrigerator having an auxiliary cooling device is disclosed. The refrigerator may include a cabinet that includes a storage compartment to preserve food and a pipe for refrigerant arranged in the storage compartment to cool the storage compartment. a phase change material may provide auxiliary cooling for the storage compartment when the pipe is not operational. An enclosure for the phase change material may be provided around the pipe. The pipe may have a serpentine shape and the enclosure may be formed of a flexible material and shaped to corresponding to a shape of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Sangbong LEE, Taehee LEE, Younghoon YUN
  • Publication number: 20130118202
    Abstract: A freezer apparatus for a product includes a chamber; a mechanical refrigeration assembly having a portion thereof disposed within the chamber for reducing a temperature of the product; and a cryogen injection assembly disposed within the chamber for reducing the temperature of the product and operatively associated with the mechanical refrigeration assembly to provide power to move a flow of cryogen refrigerant through the mechanical refrigeration assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Michael D. NEWMAN
  • Patent number: 8348173
    Abstract: A portable temperature controlled container having a body including an internal chamber with an opening into the internal chamber; and a temperature control unit coupled to the body and displaced to be thermally coupled with a first portion of the internal chamber, the temperature control unit configured to selectively alter the temperature in the internal chamber by releasing a thermally controlled material into the internal chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ROYAL BIJOU
    Inventor: In Jae Shin
  • Publication number: 20120283093
    Abstract: Disclosed is a material capable of adsorbing carbon dioxide which is obtainable by compressing a mixture of a carbonious material selected from fossil carbons and/or graphite and a solid binder consisting of a disaccharide or glucose in powder form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Marco Mastrodonato, Massimo Prati, Ioana Veronica Micu
  • Publication number: 20120266619
    Abstract: A cooling system for use in cooling an interior volume. The cooling system includes a first cooling assembly that is positioned within a housing that defines the interior volume. The first cooling assembly facilitates cooling the interior volume of the housing. A second cooling assembly is positioned external to the housing in flow communication with the first cooling assembly. The second cooling assembly is configured to channel a cooling fluid to the first cooling assembly. A control system is coupled to the first and second cooling assemblies. The control system is configured to channel cooling fluid from the second cooling assembly to the first cooling assembly when a temperature of air external to the housing is less than a temperature of air inside the housing, to facilitate reducing the air temperature inside the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Bradley Douglas Shaw
  • Publication number: 20120266627
    Abstract: A refrigerator is disclosed. The refrigerator includes a refrigerator body having a storage chamber defined therein, a refrigeration cycle device for cooling the storage chamber, a chilling case for receiving a beverage container such that the chilling case surrounds the beverage container in a contact manner, and a rapid cooling device, having a case receiving part for receiving the chilling case, for cooling a coolant using the refrigeration cycle device and spraying the cooled coolant to an outside of the chilling case in a vicinity of the chilling case. A beverage is cooled in a state in which the beverage container is not in direct contact with the coolant, whereby the coolant is not present at the outside of the beverage container, and therefore, the beverage container is kept sanitary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Youn Seok Lee
  • Publication number: 20120260672
    Abstract: A refrigeration device for compostable materials, comprising, a recycling bin adapted to receive compostable materials, a liner element adapted to receive the recycling bin; and refrigeration means adapted for cooling the liner element wherein when compostable materials are positioned within the recycling bin and the recycling bin is positioned within the liner element, the refrigeration means cools the liner element, the recycling bin and the compostable materials positioned therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Jason Goodwin, Reginald Joseph Leblanc
  • Patent number: 8261563
    Abstract: An apparatus provides a high efficiency for refrigerator operation. The inclusion of a separate external evaporator and condenser that draws heat away from the common refrigerator condenser allows an increase in the intensity of the cooling process of the cooling agent, thereby diminishing electrical consumption, and decreasing the size and noise of the condenser. This is achieved by structuring the refrigerator condenser with the one tube for the cooling agent of the common refrigerator and another volume for evaporating the cooling substance of the external evaporator and condenser. Moreover, external system of natural cooling has a condenser that is located in the open air and connected to the evaporator with the help of vapor lines and condensed vapor lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Lev Khrustalev, Alex Mindich
  • Publication number: 20120090349
    Abstract: A refrigerator of the present invention includes a Rankine cycle heat engine and a refrigeration cycle heat engine which share a condenser, and drives a compressor of the refrigeration cycle by an expander of the Rankine cycle. A screw expander and a screw compressor are set up within a common casing, and the exhaust side of a rotating shaft of the screw expander is connected to the discharge side of a rotating shaft of the screw compressor. Preferably, an intermediate space in which an exhaust passage of the screw expander and a discharge passage of the screw compressor are merged together and connected to a condenser, and a coupling which connects the rotating shaft of the screw expander to the rotating shaft of the screw compressor is housed is formed within the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Noboru TSUBOI
  • Publication number: 20120047917
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a sealed system, a cooling recipient, and a heat pipe. To transport cooling capacity to the cooling recipient, evaporator in the sealed system includes a cold plate section with heat transfer surface. A cold end of the heat pipe is attached to the cold plate section of the evaporator. An internal refrigerating or freezing compartment, an external compartment, an ice maker, or an ice-making cabinet could be a recipient of cooling capacity. Air flowing around a warm end of the heat pipe brings cooling potential to the internal and/or external compartments. Icemaker and/or ice-making cabinet can be located in the freezing compartment, in the freezing compartment door, in refrigerating compartment, or in refrigerating compartment door. To facilitate heat transfer the warm end of the heat pipe is in heat transfer contact with an ice making cavity that receives and freezes water to ice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Alexander Rafalovich
  • Publication number: 20120047940
    Abstract: A consumer refrigeration appliance, such as a refrigerator, includes a refrigeration system charged with a refrigerant and further having a compressor, a condenser, an expansion device, and an evaporator. At least one of the evaporator or condenser is a spine fin heat exchanger having a defined length of tube with a spine fine material configured around at least a portion of tube. The tube has a reduced refrigerant side diameter that provides a reduced refrigerant side area defined by the tube length and refrigerant side diameter. The refrigeration system has a reduced refrigerant charge mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Brent Alden Junge, Martin Mitchell Zentner, Jeffrey Jessie, Jason Andrew May, Michael John Kempiak
  • Publication number: 20120023978
    Abstract: A refrigerator and a driving method thereof are disclosed. A primary compressor and a secondary compressor can form independent cycles together with corresponding evaporators so as to reduce unnecessary power consumption. Also, a backflow prevention valve is installed between the primary and secondary compressors to prevent an increase in pressure of the secondary compressor, or an auxiliary heat exchanger is installed at the outlet side of a second evaporator with high temperature to allow heat exchange of an outlet side pipe of a first evaporator with low temperature so as to shift a load of a freezing chamber into a relatively large refrigerating chamber, thereby improving efficiency of the refrigerator. In addition, an oil separator or an oil collection pipe is installed at the outlet sides of the compressors or an oil balancing pipe and an oil balancing valve are installed between the compressors, so as to uniformly maintain an oil amount between the compressors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Sunam CHAE, Juyeong Heo, Sung Jhee, Chanho Jeon
  • Publication number: 20120017632
    Abstract: A refrigerator is disclosed, which is able to mount an evaporator in a cool air generating chamber more easily for a short time. The refrigerator comprises a main body provided with a storage chamber; a cool air generating chamber provided above the main body and connected with the storage chamber; an evaporator provided inside the cool air generating chamber; and a support portion provided in the ceiling inside the cool air generating chamber and variably provided in a mounting direction of the evaporator to support the evaporator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jongsoo YOON
  • Publication number: 20110259038
    Abstract: A storage cabinet (16) is provided for an ultra-low temperature freezer (10). The cabinet (16) includes a base platform (62a), a plurality of side structural insulated panels (45, 50, 55) each defining a side wall of the storage cabinet (16), and a plurality of generally vertically oriented posts (40) extending from the base platform (62a). Each of the plurality of vertically oriented posts (40) has a slot (40a) for receiving an edge portion (45a, 50a, 55a) of one of the insulated panels (45, 50, 55) therealong. The slot (40a) may have a generally U-shaped profile that surrounds the edge portion (45a, 50a, 55a) of one of the insulated panels (45, 50, 55). At least one of the generally vertically oriented posts (40) has a channel (40c) that extends along a longitudinal dimension thereof, the channel (40c) being configured to receive one of insulation, tubing, or wiring of the freezer therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Dennis H. Smith, Todd Swift, Kevin D. Bramlett, Santosh Nerur, Walter Jeff Tipton, Wendell Morris
  • Publication number: 20110232307
    Abstract: A liquid refrigeration system for a thermally-insulated storage container includes a tank configured to store liquid air therein, a conduit system having a first end portion coupled to the tank and a second end portion configured to be positioned within an interior of the thermally-insulated storage container, a spray head coupled to the second end portion of the conduit system, a control system electrically coupled to the tank and the spray head to control the flow of liquid air from the tank to the spray head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventor: David Pickup
  • Publication number: 20110232303
    Abstract: A temperature regulation apparatus includes a dry ice module that encloses dry ice so that the module's outside surface is not hazardous to touch. Insulation, breathable material, or a combination of insulating and breathable materials, allows dry ice sublimation at a sufficiently slow rate within the attached dry ice module to control the ambient temperature in the area to be cooled. The dry ice module can be attached in a location that maximizes the dry ice cooling properties, typically at or near the top of the area to be cooled. Since sublimated carbon dioxide is heavier than normal air, it falls to the bottom of the area to be cooled and builds up. The venting placement in the dry ice module is based upon the make up of the dry ice module and the breathable materials inside of it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Robert E. Whewell, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110226002
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a condenser which is connected into a refrigerating circuit and embodied as a tubular heat exchanger having tube sections. At least one heat accumulator element is inserted into an installation interspace between the tube sections of the condenser. The heat accumulator element is arranged in spaced apart relationship to the tube sections of the condenser by at least one predefined air flow gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Cuma Dülger, Hans Ihle
  • Publication number: 20110126571
    Abstract: A cold appliance, such as a household refrigerator or freezer, comprising a cabinet (101) and a cooling module (102) and a cabinet panel for a household cold appliance. The cabinet comprises cabinet panels including two opposite side wall panels (1), a rear wall panel (4), and a top part (2), which are connected essentially perpendicular to each other by means of mechanical and/or glue joints. Each cabinet panel comprises an inner sheet (9), an outer sheet (8) and an intermediary layer (17) of a foamed insulating material, wherein each cabinet panel has an inner surface, an outer surface, and four edge surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Anders Selin, Marko Tapio Jokila, Sven Blomberg, Bernt Andersson
  • Publication number: 20100319363
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for rapidly chilling or heating a container of liquid is provided. The method may include angularly oscillating the container in the presence of a coolant to impart inertial flow to the liquid contained in the container. Various devices for achieving accelerated cooling of liquids are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: John T. Dieckmann
  • Publication number: 20100293970
    Abstract: A cooler for beverage containers, comprising an outer holder (5) and at least one inner holder (17), received in the outer holder (5), provided with: at least a series of receiving positions (28) within the inner holder, for beverage containers (30); a cooling device (13) for froming an ice layer between the at least one inner holder and the outer holder; pumping means (22) for drawing coolant from the at least one inner holder (17) and lifting coolant between the inner holder (17) and the outer holder (5); at least one overflow (32) for reintroducing lifted coolant into the inner holder (17)
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Ronald Johannes Mooijer, Hans-Peter Voss, Patrick Johannes Blom
  • Patent number: 7818976
    Abstract: A refrigeration device comprising a body, which has lateral walls and a rear wall and a condenser that is mounted on the exterior of the rear wall of the body. Said condenser extends over at least one of the edge zones of the exterior, behind which there is a respective lateral wall, when viewed from the direction of the depth of the body and a central zone of the exterior, behind which the interior of the body lies when viewed from the depth direction, is not covered by the condenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Nuiding
  • Publication number: 20090229278
    Abstract: An appliance system including a module removably mounted to an appliance, one or more removable gas canisters operably connected to the module, and a food retaining enclosed space operably connected to the module. The one or more gas canisters supply a modified atmosphere in the food retaining enclosed space to produce a modified atmosphere that enhances preservation of the food contained in the food retaining enclosed space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Carolina Biotti, Nhat O. Cur, Douglas David Leclear, Andrea Olivani, John J. Vonderhaar, Michele E. Wilcox
  • Patent number: 7549300
    Abstract: Provided is a radiating apparatus of a built-in refrigerator that can improve heat radiation in a machine room of the refrigerator installed in a built-in cabinet. The radiating apparatus includes: a refrigerator body installed in a built-in cabinet; a machine room disposed at a rear lower side of the refrigerator body; a compressor installed at one side of the machine room; a condenser and a blower fan installed at the other side of the machine room; and an airflow guide member installed between the blower fan and the condenser, for guiding a suction of an external air toward the other side of the machine room and guiding a discharge of an air that has exchanged heat in the other side of the machine room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chan Ho Chun, Yang Kyu Kim, Se Young Kim, Kyung Sik Kim, Hyoung Keun Lim, Youn Seok Lee
  • Publication number: 20090056369
    Abstract: An apparatus for chilling beverage containers such as bottles or cans includes a fluid tank containing chilling liquid cooled by a refrigeration unit and a membrane of collapsible thermoplastic polyurethane includes an internal chamber for supporting the container in the liquid, the membrane in the form of a shaped sleeve that surrounds the container to prevent the container coming into direct contact with the chilling liquid but which permits the liquid to transfer heat from the container to cool the contents of the container. A vacuum withdraws air from the internal chamber to draw the membrane into contact with the container and a drive arrangement rotates the sleeve and bottle. A refrigerated fluid supply system directs externally chilled fluid at the rotating membrane and recycles heated fluid for rechilling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Harvey S. Fink, Lawrence J. Nolan, Jerry J. Jagodzinski
  • Patent number: 6955055
    Abstract: The invention relates to a casing for receiving at least one energy storage device, whereof the temperature in the casing interior can be regulated to a predetermined temperature level. For this purpose the casing interior is thermally insulated and is in direct heat conducting connection with a heat transfer device, substantially the entire heat flow into and out of the casing interior taking place through the heat transfer device when the casing interior is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Knuerr AG
    Inventor: Heiko Ebermann
  • Patent number: 6854288
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus with two compartments operating at two different temperatures wherein a freezer comprising a storing volume adapted to receive products to be stored at a temperature below 0° C., an evaporator within said storing volume and a compressor located outside said storing volume, is fitted with a storing box, adapted to receive products to be stored at a temperature above the temperature in the storing volume, located within the storing volume, said box being fitted with heating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Good Humor—Breyers Ice Cream, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Adrianus Theodorus Uijen
  • Publication number: 20040112081
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus with two compartments operating at two different temperatures wherein a freezer comprising a storing volume adapted to receive products to be stored at a temperature below 0° C., an evaporator within said storing volume and a compressor located outside said storing volume, is fitted with a storing box, adapted to receive products to be stored at a temperature above the temperature in the storing volume, located within the storing volume, said box being fitted with heating means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Good Humor-Breyers Ice Cream,Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Adrianus Theodorus Uijen
  • Publication number: 20040011077
    Abstract: In a display cabinet (21) articles such as food placed on a shelf (20) can be kept cooler by having a heat pipe in the shelf with one end of the heat pipe (20a) cooled by the cabinet's cooling system (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventor: Graeme Gregery Maidment
  • Patent number: 6666045
    Abstract: A kimchi refrigerator which is capable of effectively using an interior storage space. The kimchi refrigerator includes a cabinet with two or more storage compartments provided in the cabinet storing kimchi and a machine room which is located in the cabinet and houses electrical devices. The machine room is arranged from a front of the cabinet to the rear of the cabinet at a position under one of the storage compartments, thus enlarging an interior storage space of one or more storage compartments under which the machine room is not located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yo-Hyun Song
  • Publication number: 20030005720
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refrigerator incorporating a condenser functioning as a backcover. The condenser is provided in one portion of the outer periphery of a machine room in a lower portion of the refrigerator while the machine is closed in other portions of the outer periphery so that air flow to/from the machine room is enabled only through the condenser to enhance cooling efficient and thus condensing efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sang Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 6354103
    Abstract: The apparatus is a heat exchange unit for cooling interior rooms of commercial and/or residential structures. The unit includes a compressor and blower mounted within a base. A lid of the base has an elongated heat exchange tube mounted thereon. The heat exchange tube has an interior liner with a coil structure mounted to the outside surface thereof. An outer liner enclosed the interior liner and associated coil structure. Both the interior and exterior liners are composed of a perforated metallic material. The vertical heat exchange tube is enclosed with a baffle at the top portion thereof. The baffle functions to force air moving upward to travel in an outward and downward direction toward the base and outside of the liners through the perforations. In an alternative embodiment, the vertical heat exchange tube may include a intermediate tube mounted between the interior and exterior tubes. The intermediate tube also has coils wrapped about the perimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventor: Fred Evans, Sr.