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Refrigeration January USPTO class patent listing 01/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/25/2007 > 23 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070017229 - Child care storage having warming-in-water apparatus: A child care storage has a warming-in-water compartment in which infant foods contained therein are warmed up by a warming-in-water apparatus. The warming-in-water apparatus includes a cylindrical inner tub, the inner tub having an mounting groove at its inner lower periphery, a warming-in-water tub detachably inserted into the inner tub,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070017230 - Power supply with a cooling function: A power supply with a cooling function includes a power supply case, a thermoelectric cooling module and a cold side heat dissipation member. The thermoelectric cooling module disposed at an installation surface opening on the power supply case has a cold side and a hot side. The hot side extends... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070017231 - Method for ice removal under ambient air cryogenic vaporizers: In apparatus to convert cryogenic fluid to gas, a vaporizer having passages to pass the cool or cold cryogenic fluid in heat transfer relation with warming gas flowing downwardly through the vaporizer, the vaporizer having surfaces on which ice collects and from which ice falls to the base of the... Agent: William W. Haefliger
20070017232 - Wind effect mitigation in cryogenic ambient air vaporizers: Apparatus to convert LNG to gas, comprising a vaporizer having passages to pass the cool or cold LNG in heat transfer relation with warming gas flowing downwardly to discharge in multiple directions, and flow control means to control discharge of the gas flow in selected direction or directions, as a... Agent: William W. Haefliger
20070017233 - High efficiency apparatus and method for cooling produce: An apparatus for the efficient cooling of produce directed to the cooling of freshly picked produce in containers on pallets. The apparatus has a first opening for the entrance of stacks of containers to be moved through cooling enclosure. The stacks of containers are moved through to a first cooling... Agent: Michael A. Guth
20070017234 - Apparatus and method for dispensing frozen carbonated beverages: Frozen carbonated beverage apparatus and method is illustrated, and has a freeze chamber in which beverage is frozen wherein the addition of beverage to the freeze chamber is controlled in response to pressure in the freeze chamber. Controlling the addition of unfrozen beverage to the freeze chamber in response to... Agent: Pyle & Piontek
20070017235 - Energy-saving fuzzy control method and fuzzy control machine in central air conditioner: The present invention disclosures a central air-conditioning energy conservation fuzzy control method and fuzzy controller, including: micro-computer, input circuit, output circuit, protective circuit, communication interface circuit, power and micro-computer control program, it is based on the human (expert)'s rich experience and thought to form a fuzzy rule to make inference... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20070017236 - Cold control damper assembly: The gear motor provides the driving torque to the gate 60 through a cam-coupling 70, which has four switch detents 71, oriented to an internal shaft indexing means. Insulation members 20, 30 minimize condensation in the housing portions 40, 50 by separating the cold air flowing through housing from the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070017237 - Air conditioner compressor bypass: This invention describes a bypass valve, which allows a controlled, variable amount of Freon to continuously flow from the high pressure side of an air conditioning system to the low pressure side without passing through the compressor or radiator. Said valve is only fully closed when maximum cooling is desired.... Agent: David A. Rieck
20070017238 - Method and device for controlling the inside temperature of a refrigeration compartment, in particular of a refrigerator or freezer: In an electric refrigeration appliance having at least one refrigeration compartment, a refrigerating arrangement having an evaporator, and a control device that controls the refrigeration compartment temperature and that has a temperature sensor; the temperature sensor is located away from the evaporator and in a portion of a refrigeration compartment... Agent: Lowe, Hauptman, Gilman & Berner, LLP (itw)
20070017239 - Self-regulating temperature control system: A self-regulating cooling/heating system employs a variable flow manifold that allows the automatic re-direction of cooling/heating fluid (air, water, phase transition medium) to the areas of the cabinet or enclosure that requires the most cooling/heating. This enables a more efficient use of cooling/heating capability, sending the cooled/heated fluid to areas... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20070017240 - Refrigeration system with mechanical subcooling: A refrigeration system includes a primary compressor that receives refrigerant from an evaporator and delivers refrigerant to a condenser, a subcooling compressor that delivers refrigerant to the condenser, and a subcooler that receives refrigerant from the condenser. A first refrigerant flow path and a second refrigerant flow path pass through... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
20070017241 - Indirect-direct evaporative cooling system operable from sustainable energy source: Improved means for powering and increasing evaporative cooling in an indirect-direct evaporative cooling (IDEC) apparatus are disclosed. Sustainable energy from solar energy mixed with grid power, when needed, power the IDEC device. These DC and AC power sources are seamlessly merged in a unique diode interconnect unit. Improved means for... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20070017242 - System for heat refinement: The present invention relates to a system for heat refinement by utilizing waste heat in a conduct (6) comprising a first cycle (2), an evaporator (4) In which the circulating working fluid is evaporated to gas, a compressor (8) that compress the gas, a condenser (10) that condenses the gas... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070017243 - Coaxial-flow heat transfer structures for use in diverse applications: An coaxial-flow heat exchanging structure having a proximal end and a distal end for exchanging heat between a source of fluid at a first temperature and the environment (e.g. air, ground, water, slurry etc.) at a second temperature. The coaxial-flow heat transfer structure comprises: a thermally conductive outer tube section,... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq. PC Soundview Plaza
20070017244 - Compressor head, internal discriminator, external discriminator, manifold design for refrigerant recovery apparatus and vacuum sensor: The compressor head, internal and/or external discriminator, and manifold design in general utilize ball valves on the suction and discharge of a cylinder head in the recovery of refrigerant liquid and/or vapor. The device facilitates the flashing of liquid refrigerant pumped to the compressor which, in turn, assists to cool... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20070017245 - Refrigerator: An evaporator which enables respective side surfaces of an inner liner defining a storage compartment to be uniformly cooled to provide uniform distribution of temperature in the storage compartment. A refrigerator includes the evaporator positioned on an outer surface of the inner liner to absorb heat from the inner liner.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070017246 - Chiller: A chiller for a container such as a wine bottle is disclosed. The chiller includes an insulated reservoir. Located within the reservoir are one or more reusable cold storage packs, known as freezer bricks. The bricks define a cooling ring that conforms to the interior of the container and define... Agent: Larry G. Kepple
20070017247 - Thermodynamic cycle apparatus and method: A compressor and heat pump combination has an active chamber and a passive chamber, each with its own hot plate and cold plate. The two chambers are joined along an edge by a membrane that largely transmits pressure, largely insulates against temperature transfer, and prevents passage of gases from one... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20070017248 - Receiver dryer and receiver dryer integrated condenser: A receiver dryer for storing and drying a refrigerant for an air conditioner is integrally fixed to a condenser to form an assembly. A condenser has refrigerant flow passages and also has an opening portion for assembling a receiver dryer. In a body of the receiver dryer, a desiccant and... Agent: Christopher J. Fildes Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20070017249 - Freezer device: A refrigeration apparatus includes two sub passages which are branched from a main passage located between a condenser and an expansion part and which are connected to a compressor. On the sub passages are provided supercooling-use expansion parts, and supercooling-use heat exchangers for performing heat exchange between a refrigerant on... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20070017250 - Apparatus for the liquefaction of a gas and methods relating to same: Apparatuses and methods are provided for producing liquefied gas, such as liquefied natural gas. In one embodiment, a liquefaction plant may be coupled to a source of unpurified natural gas, such as a natural gas pipeline at a pressure letdown station. A portion of the gas is drawn off and... Agent: John E. Althouse
20070017251 - Cryogenic distillation method and system for air separation: Methods and apparatus for air separation by cryogenic distillation in a double or triple air separation column. The column in the system with the highest operating pressure is said to be operating at medium pressure. All the air to be distilled is pressurized to a high pressure, which is about... Agent: Air Liquide01/18/2007 > 24 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070012049 - Semiconductor based air conditioning device: The present invention mainly utilizes a specialized semiconductor ship, the so-called thermoelectric cooling chip, for producing the coldness. A cooling circulating member and a heat dissipating member are configured at the two sides of the thermoelectric cooling chip. The coldness produced by the thermoelectric cooling chip is delivered by a... Agent: Leong C Lei
20070012050 - Thermal method for ice removal under ambient air cryogenic vaporizers: This invention relates prolonging operation duration of ambient air heated vaporizers of cryogenic fluids; and more particularly concerns a method for enhancing ice removal under such vaporizers. Ambient air vaporizers have been used in the past to convert cryogenic fluids into warm gas. Because of the very cold surfaces inherent... Agent: William W. Haefliger
20070012051 - Method and apparatus of freezing large volumes: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for the batch or semi-batch freezing of a large volume of liquid and particularly, but not exclusively, to a method and apparatus for the batch or semi-batch freezing of a large volume of aqueous solution. A method is provided comprising the... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20070012052 - Interactive control system for an hvac system: An interactive system for controlling the operation of an HVAC system is provide that comprises a thermostat for initiating the operation of the HVAC system in either a full capacity mode of operation or at least one reduced capacity mode of operation, and a controller for an outside condenser unit... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20070012053 - Vapor compression system startup method: A method of controlling a startup operation in a heat pump water heater system prevents inadvertent shutdowns and/or low operating efficiencies via closed loop control of the system. The method includes choosing an expansion valve opening at startup near an expected steady state value to ensure high system capacity as... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20070012055 - Electronic referigeration control system including a variable speed compressor: A refrigerator is provided having a refrigeration system including a variable speed compressor, a condenser, a condenser fan, an evaporator, a variable speed evaporator fan. The refrigerator further includes multiple temperature sensors that communicate with an electronic microprocessor-based control system that in turn controls the operation of the refrigerator system... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070012054 - Electronic refrigeration control system: An electronic microprocessor-based control system for a refrigerator is provided having refrigeration components including a compressor, a condenser, a condenser fan, an evaporator, a variable speed evaporator fan. Multiple temperature sensors are provided to communicate with the electronic microprocessor-based electronic control system. The electronic microprocessor-based control system controls the operation... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070012056 - Variable capacity compressor control apparatus for vehicle: A variable capacity compressor control apparatus includes a variable capacity compressor equipped with a control valve, a valve controller connected to the control valve to determine its opening/closing duty ratio and output a compression-ratio control signal for driving the control valve with the opening/closing duty ratio determined, a flow meter... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070012057 - Displacement control mechanism for variable displacement compressor: A displacing device is incorporated in a displacement control valve. The displacing device includes a first pressure chamber, a second pressure chamber, a second bellows, a transmission rod, and an urging spring. The second pressure chamber communicates with a suction chamber. The interior of the second pressure chamber is a... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20070012058 - Cogeneration system: A cogeneration system is constructed such that the waste heat recovered from the engine is supplied to the heat pump type air conditioner through the waste heat supplying heat exchanger, thereby maximizing heating capacity and efficiency. A waste heat supplying heat exchanger connecting conduit is formed so as to guide... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070012059 - Ambient air curtain with floor air inlet: A refrigerated merchandiser that includes a case defining a product display area. The case includes a base supported by a support surface that includes a primary inlet and a secondary inlet disposed outside of the primary inlet that receives air from adjacent the support surface. A canopy disposed substantially above... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
20070012060 - Refrigeration cycle dehumidifier: Methods and apparatus that improve the effectiveness of a compression-based refrigeration cycle dehumidifier by allocating thermally distinct sections of the condenser to different air flows are disclosed. A bypass opening and divider plate direct ambient air to the refrigerant inlet section of the condenser. Air that has been cooled and... Agent: Everett Simons
20070012061 - Ice mold supply system for refrigeration appliances: An ice mold supply system for refrigeration appliances of the type comprising a freezer compartment (1), in whose interior is provided a support means (10) carrying at least one pair of median rails (30) on which is slidingly and detachably seated at least one ice mold (60). According to the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070012062 - Indoor unit of air conditioner: The present invention provides an indoor unit of an air conditioner, which is capable of improving the mounting accuracy between a front grill and a movable panel. An indoor unit of the air conditioner includes a main body casing, a front grill, a second panel, a driving machine, and an... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20070012063 - Cold fog generator and/or natural smoke/fog distribution system: A cold fog generator and/or natural smoke/fog distribution system comprising a semi-sealed expansion chamber with three orifices, an exhaust duct, an ice tray, an inlet orifice, a support apparatus, ice, a smoke producing means, said exhaust duct located within said semi sealed expansion chamber, said exhaust duct being affixed to... Agent: Law Offices Of Andrew Y. Schroeder
20070012065 - Natural smoke/fog distribution system: A method for use with a cold fog generator and/or smoke/fog distribution system comprising the steps of: (a) injecting expanding smoke into an inlet orifice utilizing a venturi effect to foster the full expansion of smoke once inside chamber, thereby (b) introducing smoke into an expansion chamber that will complete... Agent: Law Offices Of Andrew Y. Schroeder
20070012064 - One way venturi for use with a cold fog generator and/or natural smoke/fog distribution system: A venturi apparatus for use with a cold fog generator and/or smoke/fog distribution system comprising: a pipe having an air impeding object, a smoke producing means, an expansion chamber, and an ambient air chamber, said expansion chamber sized to fit with a smoke producing means, said expansion chamber sized to... Agent: Law Offices Of Andrew Y. Schroeder
20070012066 - Portable thermal treatment and storage units for containing readily accessible food or beverage items and methods for thermally treating food or beverage items: A portable refrigeration and insulation unit includes a hollow cartridge with a sealed cavity and a top wall including a plurality of wells extending from the top wall. The wells are configured to receive and thermally treat food or beverage items, in particular slush beverage products, where each well is... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20070012067 - Portable thermal treatment and storage units for containing readily accessible food or beverage items and methods for thermally treating food or beverage items: A portable thermal treatment and storage unit includes a housing with a thermal treatment chamber, and a support member secured to the housing and including a plurality of openings to receive and support food or beverage items such that a substantial portion of each of the food or beverage items... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20070012068 - Portable thermal treatment and storage units for containing readily accessible food or beverage items and methods for thermally treating food or beverage items: A portable thermal treatment and storage unit includes a housing with a thermal treatment chamber, and ports that provide a flow path between the chamber and an environment surrounding the unit to facilitate a flow of air into the housing, through the chamber, and out of the housing. The unit... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20070012069 - Insert for cooler: An insert for a cooler is sized and shaped for placement on a lower surface of the cooler while supporting foodstuffs placed on insert. Draining apertures on insert allow liquid to drain away from foodstuffs into a space below insert and thereby separates liquid from foodstuffs. Draining apertures are formed... Agent: Franz Bonsang C/o Protections Equinox Int'l Inc.
20070012070 - Air-conditioning loop with gas accumulator: An air-conditioning loop with a transcritical refrigerant including a compressor, a gas cooler, an evaporator, an expansion device, an internal heat exchanger for heat exchange between a high-pressure side and a low-pressure side, an accumulator on the low-pressure side between evaporator and the internal heat exchanger, and a gas accumulator... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
20070012071 - Lng facility providing enhanced liquid recovery and product flexibility: A single LNG facility, and operating method therefor, capable of efficiently producing LNG products that meet the varying specifications of different LNG markets.... Agent: Conocophilips Company - I.p. Legal
20070012072 - Lng facility with integrated ngl extraction technology for enhanced ngl recovery and product flexibility: Process for efficiently operating a natural gas liquefaction system with integrated heavies removal/natural gas liquids recovery to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) and/or natural gas liquids (NGL) products with varying characteristics, such as, for example higher heating value (HHV) and/or propane content. Resulting LNG and/or NGL products are capable of... Agent: Conocophilips Company - I.p. Legal01/11/2007 > 24 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070006597 - Cryogenic tank system: A cryogenic tank system wherein cryogenic liquid from a primary cryogenic liquid storage tank is subcooled by refrigeration generated by a cryocooler, passed into an auxiliary tank, pressurized, and returned to the primary storage tank, preferably by way of the cryocooler, thus cooling the storage tank contents and reducing the... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 557
20070006598 - System and method for cooling superconducting devices: A system is disclosed for cooling superconducting devices. The system includes a cryogen cooling system configured to be coupled to the superconducting device and to supply cryogen to the device. The system also includes a cryogen storage system configured to supply cryogen to the device. The system further includes flow... Agent: Patrick S. Yoder Fletcher Yoder
20070006599 - Apparatus and method for cooling super conductive body: Liquid nitrogen is filled in a low temperature vessel; an ejector that sucks liquid nitrogen by blowing a cooling agent (liquid or gas) such as low temperature helium gas or liquid helium of pressure higher than in the space within the vessel is disposed in the vessel; the liquid nitrogen... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20070006600 - Refrigeration device with adaptive automatic defrosting and corresponding defrosting method: A refrigeration device including a thermally-insulated housing enclosing an inner chamber to be cooled and an evaporator for cooling the chamber. The evaporator is arranged in an air passage communicating with the chamber through openings in a wall separating the evaporator from the chamber. A control device controls a heating... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070006601 - System and method for controlling air temperature in an appliance: An apparatus and method for controlling air temperature in an appliance. The apparatus includes an air cooling unit disposed in an airflow path and an air heating unit disposed in the airflow path and fluidically coupled to the air cooling unit by a refrigerant. The apparatus also includes a de-heater... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070006602 - Freezer apparatus: A refrigerator has a discharge three-way valve (8) for connecting the discharge side of a compressor (1) to at least either a hot water heat exchanger (3) or an air heat exchanger (6) and has a suction three-way valve (9) for connecting the suction side of the compressor (1) to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070006603 - Systems and methods for a temperature-controlled electrical outlet: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide an electrical outlet including a power output adapted to provide electricity to an electrically coupled device, a switch adapted to activate and deactivate the power output, a temperature sensor adapted to detect a temperature, and a control unit in communication with the switch... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20070006604 - Method of control for a refrigerated merchandiser: The present invention provides a refrigerated merchandiser including a case defining a product display area. The product display area defines a highest temperature zone and a lowest temperature zone. The merchandiser includes a first product simulator positioned in the highest temperature zone of the product display area to generate a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
20070006605 - Heating and cooling system: A heating and cooling system includes a compressor for pumping a heat medium through a tubing device, a primary heat exchanger coupled to the compressor, a control device coupled to the primary heat exchanger and coupled to a intermediate heat exchanger to control the intermediate heat exchanger either to dissipate... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esq.
20070006606 - Auger-type ice-making machine: An auger type ice making machine is provided with a freezing cylinder (21) into which water for making ice is supplied, an ice-scraping auger (23) for scraping ice formed on the inner surface of the freezing cylinder (21), and an auger motor (25) for driving the ice-scraping auger (23). An... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20070006607 - Closed loop air conditioning system: A closed loop air conditioning system for an aircraft includes a compressor stage including at least one power driven compressor, for compressing working fluid, a first expansion turbine over which compressed working fluid is expanded and cooled, a first heat load heat exchanger in which heat from a first heat... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
20070006608 - Oil checking device for compressor of air conditioning system: An oil checking device for compressor of air conditioning system includes an oil container connected to an high-pressure part of the air conditioning system to receive refrigerant and oil from the high-pressure part, the oil container being formed of a transparent material so that a user can observe the oil... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070006609 - Combined method and apparatus for recovering and reclaiming refrigerant, solvent flushing, and refrigerant recharging: A method and apparatus (10) for servicing refrigeration system (12) which provides a single device for recovering and reclaiming refrigerant, flushing the refrigerant system with solvent, and recharging the system with refrigerant. Refrigerant is recovered and reclaimed by withdrawing the refrigerant from the refrigeration system, vaporizing the refrigerant, removing the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20070006610 - Outdoor unit of an air conditioner: An outdoor unit of an air conditioner which is partitioned into a fan chamber disposed with a fan and a machine chamber other than the fan chamber and in which a heat-emitting part is disposed includes a casing and a impermeable plate. The casing is disposed inside the fan chamber,... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20070006611 - Circuit with two-step capillary tube throttling and receiver: A Thermostatic Flow Controller composed of two capillary tubes and a tube form receiver, placed in thermal contact with the suction line. It makes a robust, hermitic closed device, without any moveable parts, no need for adjustment or service and therefor suited for inaccessible placement—for instance encapsulated in isolation foam.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.01/04/2007 > 24 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
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