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Refrigeration March listing by industry category 03/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100071383 - Magnetic refrigeration device: A magnetic refrigeration device for transferring heat including a shaft rotatable about an axis, an inner magnet disposed at one of the axis and a radial distance from the axis, an outer magnet disposed a radial distance from the axis outside of the inner magnet defining a magnetic gap between... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100071384 - Refrigeration systems and methods for connection with a vehicle's liquid cooling system: An exemplary refrigeration system for cooling food or beverages may use a liquid cooling system of a vehicle. The refrigeration system may include a compartment in which the food or beverages may be placed and removed, a chilled liquid coolant system having a connection through which liquid coolant is received... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100071385 - Air-conditioning system for technical wear: The present invention relates to a thermoelectric motor (3) in which a material is interposed between the external plate (12) of a thermoelectric module and an external heat exchanger (4), to reduce heat resistance therebetween; the present invention further relates to a thermoelectric motor (3) in which the heat-carrying fluid... Agent: King & Spalding
20100071386 - Cooling device for installation in an aircraft: The present invention relates to a cooling device (20) for installation in an aircraft, in particular a passenger aircraft. The cooling device (20) comprises a heat exchanger (26) configured for flow-through of a liquid coolant for pre-cooling a cooling chamber (34) of the cooling device (20) to a temperature of... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100071387 - Method and device for cooling a liquid: The method for cooling a liquid (2) in which a coolant comprising a refrigeration-liquefied gas is introduced into the liquid (2) and the corresponding device (1) make possible, in an advantageously simple manner, the production of cooled liquids (2), which, for example, can be used as process water in the... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property
20100071388 - Method of producing metal plate type water, a metal plate type water production apparatus, a water collection metal plate, and a water collection metal element: By cooling a metal plate, a water film is generated on a surface of the metal plate due to dew condensation, in a linear increase amount process and at before stage of saturation, the generation water is flipped off, and the generation water film is peeled off forcibly from the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100071391 - Co2 refrigerant system with tandem compressors, expander and economizer: A refrigerant system utilizes an expander that provides a more efficient expansion process and recovers at least a portion of energy from this expansion process. At least a portion of refrigerant that has been at least partially expanded in the expander is tapped and passed through an economizer heat exchanger.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100071389 - Method and apparatus for highly efficient compact vapor compression cooling: The subject invention pertains to a method and apparatus for cooling. In a specific embodiment, the subject invention relates to a lightweight, compact, reliable, and efficient cooling system. The subject system can provide heat stress relief to individuals operating under, for example, hazardous conditions, or in elevated temperatures, while wearing... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100071390 - Method and apparatus for highly efficient compact vapor compression cooling: The subject invention pertains to a method and apparatus for cooling. In a specific embodiment, the subject invention relates to a lightweight, compact, reliable, and efficient cooling system. The subject system can provide heat stress relief to individuals operating under, for example, hazardous conditions, or in elevated temperatures, while wearing... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100071392 - Parallel flow evaporator with shaped manifolds: A method is provided for mitigating two-phase refrigerant maldistribution in heat exchange channels of a parallel flow evaporator. An inlet manifold of the evaporator includes a first stage, at least one intermediate stage, and a final stage. Each stage includes an expansion chamber, a contraction chamber, and at least one... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100071393 - Life support system: A life support system includes a refuge housing and a cooling system. The cooling system, which has a supply of liquefied gas and a cooling circuit, is operatively associated with the refuge housing. The supply of liquefied gas is operatively associated with the cooling circuit that contains a heat exchanger,... Agent: Fennemore Craig, P.C.
20100071394 - High efficiency heat pump with phase changed energy storage: The invention described herein represents a significant improvement in the efficiency of heating and cooling processes for applications such as buildings. The working fluid condensation process is time separated from the working fluid vaporization process. Work on the working fluid through a phase transformation is performed at a first time... Agent: Ray M. Alden
20100071395 - Portable cooler: A portable cooler has a thermally isolating outer shell defining an internal compartment for holding contents to be kept cool, such as, for example, food, drinks and temperature-sensitive medicine. The portable cooler has a door connected to the outer shell for providing unrestricted access to the internal compartment. The portable... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20100071396 - Cooling member: A cooling member for a variable speed drive is disclosed. The cooling member includes including at least two channels, each channel including at least one inlet and at least one outlet, a first passageway configured to provide fluid to the at least two channels through the at least one inlet... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC
20100071397 - Sterilization method, ion generating device, ion generating apparatus, and air conditioning apparatus: An ion generating device generates O2−(H2O)n (where n is a natural number) as negative ions and H+(H2O)m (where m is a natural number) as positive ions, and discharges those ions into the air so that airborne germs are killed through an oxidation reaction by hydrogen peroxide H2O2 or radical hydroxyl... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100071398 - Evaporator: An evaporator, in particular for a motor vehicle air conditioner, is provided that includes at least one block constructed largely of tube elements and rib elements, whereby it is possible for a refrigerant to flow through the tube elements, at least one section of the block being provided with a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100071399 - Easily-drainable dehumidifier: An easily-drainable dehumidifier that is designed to automatically or manually drain water stored in a water tank in accordance with a user selection is provided. The easily-drainable dehumidifier includes a case defining an exterior of the dehumidifier and provided with an air inlet and outlet, a dehumidifying unit that is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100071400 - Refrigerator with an ice maker: A refrigerator includes an interior and an ice maker that is arranged in the interior and has a removable ice tray. A central module of the ice maker is firmly mounted on an inner wall of the refrigerator and the ice tray is detachably connected to the central module. A... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100071401 - Refrigerator: Disclosed related to a refrigerator according to the present invention comprising a main body in which a cold air storage is provided; a door connected to the main body; a dispenser assembly mounted on the door; and a tray assembly selectively protrudably connected to the dispenser assembly therefrom in a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100071402 - Air conditioner: An air conditioner has a function of carrying a mist of charged minute water particles on a ventilated air being blown into a room. The air conditioner includes a blower blowing the ventilated air and an atomizing unit configured to be supplied with water and to electrostatically atomize it into... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100071403 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator is provided that has an interior that is surrounded by an inner shell, the interior for storing refrigerated or frozen products. The refrigerator includes a control system that has a cold generator. A temperature sensor is arranged in the interior, wherein the temperature sensor is connected to the... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100071404 - Refrigerator: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator, which prevents a filler unit from being worn away or broken. The refrigerator includes a main body, storage chambers divisionally provided in the main body, a pair of doors opening and closing one of the storage chambers, a filler unit rotatably connected to at least... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100071406 - Lubricant for compression refrigerating machine and refrigerating apparatus using the same: The present invention provides a lubricating oil for a compression type refrigerator including a polyvinyl ether-based compound containing an alkylene glycol or polyoxyalkylene glycol unit and a vinyl ether unit in a molecule and having a molecular weight in a range of 300 to 3,000; and an organic carboxylic acid... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100071405 - Two-stage expansion cooling system and evaporator thereof: An evaporator, applicable to a two-stage expansion cooling system, is used for receiving a high-pressure liquid working fluid. The evaporator includes a thermal-conductive block having a channel system. The channel system includes a high-pressure channel, a low-pressure channel, and a second stage expansion channel. The second stage expansion channel has... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP
20100071407 - Refrigerant system with intercooler utilized for reheat function: A refrigerant system is provided with at least two stages of compression connected in series. An intercooler is positioned intermediate the two stages and is cooled by an indoor air stream. The intercooler is positioned to be in a path of air flow passing over an indoor heat exchanger, and... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100071408 - Method of recycling licl salt wastes by using layer crystallization and apparatus for the same: Disclosed herein are a method of recycling LiCl salt wastes comprising radionuclides and an apparatus using the same. The method includes a) solidifying a LiCl salt contained in the LiCl salt wastes and contacting the outer wall of a housing, by charging a crystallizer comprising the housing having an internal... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100071409 - Method and apparatus for liquefying a hydrocarbon stream: A method and apparatus for liquefying a hydrocarbon stream (10) such as natural gas. The method comprises the steps of: (a) compressing the hydrocarbon stream (10) using one or more compressors (12) driven by one or more steam turbines (14) to provide a compressed hydrocarbon stream (20); (b) heat exchanging... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100071410 - Distillation process using microchannel technology: The disclosed invention relates to a distillation process for separating two or more components having different volatilities from a liquid mixture containing the components. The process employs microchannel technology for effecting the distillation and is particularly suitable for conducting difficult separations, such as the separation of ethane from ethylene, wherein... Agent: Neil A. Duchez Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, P.l.l.
20100071411 - Method and device for separating a mixture of at least hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon monoxide by cryogenic distillation: A method for separating a mixture of carbon monoxide, nitrogen, hydrogen and optionally methane by cryogenic distillation.... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property
20100071412 - Method and apparatus for producing high purity oxygen: A method and apparatus of producing high purity oxygen in connection with low purity liquid oxygen produced by a plurality of cryogenic air separation plants. The low purity liquid oxygen from the air separation plants is introduced into a distillation column of an auxiliary cryogenic rectification plant that is reboiled... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 55703/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100064695 - Flexible flow channel for a modular liquid-cooled thermal spreader: The present invention is a flexible liquid cooling loop for providing a thermal path between a heat source and a heat sink. The cooling loop includes a plurality of mechanically rigid tubing sections configured for being in thermal contact with the heat source and the heat sink. The cooling loop... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100064696 - Active control of an acoustic cooling system: An acoustic cooling system comprising a first transducer (3) adapted for cooling by generating sound waves, a second transducer (4) adapted for cooling by generating sound waves, and a signal-processing unit (6) adapted to generate a cancellation signal for noise generated by the acoustic cooling system. The second transducer (4)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100064697 - Heat pump comprising a cooling mode: A heat pump having a cooling mode includes a cooling evaporator coupled to an advance flow and a backflow. The cooling evaporator is brought to a pressure such that a vaporization temperature of the working liquid in the backflow is below a temperature of an object to be cooled to... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100064698 - Temperature control transport system: Embodiments of the inventive technology may involve the use of layered, insulated PCM assemblage that itself comprises: modular insulating foam material 8 that, upon establishment as part of the assemblage, defines inner foam material sides 9 and outer foam material sides 10; thin reflective material 11 established against (whether directly... Agent: Santangelo Law Offices, P.C.
20100064699 - Refrigeration-generation solar unit for an air-conditioning system, heat-generation solar unit, corresponding devices and corresponding control method: A refrigeration-generation solar unit is provided for an air-conditioning system. The system includes a first heat exchanger comprising: absorption machine including a boiler and evaporator, the evaporator including at least a second heat exchanger, and the boiler including at least a third heat exchanger; a plurality of solar collectors; a... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100064700 - Refrigerant system oil accumulation removal: A method and system for removing oil accumulation from refrigerant lines of a vehicle HVAC system having multiple refrigerant loops each having an evaporator is disclosed. The method for operating the system may comprise the steps of: monitoring a flow rate through at least one of the refrigerant loops; determining... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza
20100064701 - Hybrid environmental conditioning system: An environmental conditioning system has a compressor for compressor air in an air flow path. A turbine drives the compressor and is coupled to the compressor. An evaporator is in communication with the compressor. The evaporator is configured to cool air from the compressor.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100064702 - Combined operation and control of suction modulation and pulse width modulation valves: A refrigerant system is provided with a pulse width modulation suction valve and a second valve on a line that bypasses the pulse width modulation suction valve. This second valve has a variable opening. In this manner, the pressure within the compressor shell is maintained at the lowest possible level... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100064703 - Standby variable frequency compressor drive: A transport refrigeration system is provided with a variable speed compressor which is operated only in the low capacity perishable range of operation. In this way, the line voltage and frequency power can be used during high capacity operation and a relatively small inverter can be used to provide variable... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100064704 - Refrigerating appliance comprising an ice-making machine: A refrigerating appliance is provided that includes an inner compartment for storing refrigerated or frozen goods, a cold generator, a refrigerating appliance control system for operating the cold generator, a mains connection for supplying the cold generator and the refrigerating appliance control system with an electrical voltage, and an ice-making... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100064705 - Device for controlling a condensate lift pump, and corresponding capacitive detector and system: According to the invention, the lengths of said first level detection electrode (EOFF) and second level detection electrode (EON) are defined so as to come into contact with said condensates, when the condensates respectively reach said first level and said second level in said container (20); these electrodes are produced... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100064706 - Control device, method, and program of permanent-magnet type synchronous motor: There is provided a control device of a permanent-magnet type synchronous motor that sets a synchronous operation current at start-up in response to a current limiting value determined from the temperature of an inverter that supplies three-phase power to the permanent-magnet type synchronous motor, that monitors an output voltage or... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100064707 - Multi-stage compressor: A multi-stage compressor is provided that reliably prevents liquid compression in a higher stage compression mechanism and also prevents compression efficiency degradation resulting from overheating of injection refrigerant and from the lubricating oil being raised up together with the injection refrigerant. An injection circuit is branched into a plurality of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100064708 - Air conditioner: Disclosed is an air conditioner that provides a displaying apparatus that can present information on a predicted value of the integrated electricity per unit time, a predicted value of the electricity charge per unit time, and a predicted value of the amount of CO2 emission per unit time, at the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100064709 - Heat pump assembly: Heat pump assembly for seasonal balancing of temperatures in buildings, includes a heat pump (1) having a cold side and a warm side, respectively. The heat exchangers (2, 3) are connected to the cold and the warm side, respectively, in that one of the heat exchangers (3) is connected to... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100064710 - Self contained water-to-water heat pump: A self-contained water-to-water heat transfer system is provided that mixes hot water produced by a heat exchange with cold output fluid expelled from the heat pump to make source fluid. More specifically, in order to reduce the fluid flow rate required within a heat pump and substantially prevent freezing of... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20100064711 - Refrigerated display case with ice cream containers made of transparent material: The present invention relates to a refrigerated display case of the type comprising a bearing base and a top glass compartment with an intermediate wall provided with a series of openings, designed to receive from up downwards corresponding ice cream containers made of transparent materials, characterised by the fact that... Agent: Robert M Gamson Hodes Pessin & Katz
20100064712 - Refrigerated display merchandiser with microchannel evaporator oriented to reliably remove condensate: A refrigerated display merchandiser is provided that includes a microchannel evaporator positioned within the merchandiser such that both the fins and the tubes of the microchannel evaporator are vertically oriented or substantially vertically oriented with respect to a vertical axis of the refrigerated display merchandiser, thus more reliably ensuring removal... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100064713 - Bracket for thermal expansion valve bulb: A single bracket serves to both attach a TXV bulb to an outer surface of an outlet header and to place a securely hold the distribution assembly in a fixed position with respect to the TXV bulb. A pair of clam shell clamping members on opposite ends of a central... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100064714 - Data center: A data center includes an air-conditioned room, two rack rows formed on a floor surface of the air-conditioned room and each composed of a plurality of racks arranged in a horizontal direction, each of the plurality of racks housing electronic devices in multistage configuration, an air conditioner for conditioning air... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100064715 - Ice bank of refrigerator: An ice bank of a refrigerator is provided. The ice bank includes an ice accommodation chamber storing ice pieces made by an ice maker, and an ice pressing unit circulating the ice pieces by pressing the ice pieces for preventing sticking of the ice pieces in the ice accommodation chamber.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100064716 - Refrigerator with ice maker: Disclosed is a refrigerator having an ice maker including a main body having cooling chambers therein; doors by which the cooling chambers are opened or closed; and an ice maker comprising a frame disposed in the door, a tray rotatably coupled to the frame, and an overflow preventing unit formed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100064717 - Ice machines with extruded heat exchanger: A heat exchanger for an ice machine has the form of a cylinder. In some embodiments, the cylinder is made from an extrusion of a metal such as an aluminum alloy. The heat exchanger includes inner and outer cylindrical walls and one or more refrigeration passages positioned between the inner... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100064718 - Energy efficient modular cooling system: A modular cooling system includes a compressor and a microchannel heat exchanger for cooling a heat generating device such as a semiconductor.... Agent: Chancellor Ip
20100064719 - Fan motor assembly for blowing cooling air and refrigerator having the same: A cool air supplying fan motor assembly and a refrigerator having the same are disclosed. According to the cool air supplying fan motor assembly and the refrigerator having the same, because the fan motor assembly is configured to be compact, the capacity of a storage space of the refrigerator can... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100064720 - Single component flat panel cooling apparatus: The present invention is a unitary cooling apparatus capable of standard freezing time despite heavy insulation. One embodiment of the apparatus includes a zipper component which extends along the edges of a top surface and bottom surface allowing the top and bottom to be pivoted outward or inward and the... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC
20100064721 - Elevation adjustment apparatus for shelf in refrigerator: In order to allow a user to conveniently adjust the elevation of the shelf, simplify the structure not to generate noise, stably maintain the selected position of the shelf, and rapidly and considerably adjusting the elevation of the shelf, the present invention discloses an elevation adjustment apparatus for a shelf... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100064722 - Refrigerant system with pulse width modulation for reheat circuit: A refrigerant system incorporating a reheat circuit is also provided with pulse width modulation control to adjust the amount of refrigerant being compressed. In particular, in any dehumidification mode of operation, by activating the pulse width modulation control, sensible and latent components of capacity can be controlled independently and with... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100064723 - Refrigeration system: If the degree of opening of an electronic expansion valve (14) continues to remain below a specified degree of opening or if the degree of superheat of an evaporator (15) continues to remain above a predetermined degree of superheat, it is determined that the refrigerant circulation amount is in short... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100064724 - Flooded plate heat exchanger: The present invention discloses a heat exchanging apparatus including a plate type heat exchanger auxiliary vessel arrangement whereby the auxiliary vessel contains fluid in more than one phase to enable the corresponding plate type heat exchanger to be flooded with heat exchanger fluid in order to fully employ its heat... Agent: Orum & Roth LLC
20100064725 - Method and apparatus for treating a hydrocarbon stream: In a method of treating a hydrocarbon stream, such as a natural gas stream, a partly condensed feed stream (10) is supplied to a first gas/liquid separator (2), where it is separated into a gaseous stream (20) and a liquid stream (30). The liquid stream (30) is expanded and fed... Agent: Shell Oil Company03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100058772 - Batch freezer with cleaning system: A batch freezer for frozen food products comprises—a freezing cylinder,—a dasher designed to propel the product toward a discharge port of the cylinder, and—a refrigeration unit arranged for cooling the cylinder, wherein the discharge port can be selectively connected to a cleaning pipe leading from the discharge port into the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100058773 - Point of sale method and apparatus for making and dispensing aerated frozen food products: An apparatus for making and dispensing frozen aerated products includes a rotating horizontal freeze plate with an upper surface for receiving a chilled aerated mix. The chilled aerated mix includes, in one embodiment, a base that has been sufficiently aerated, and at least one flavor. The horizontal freeze plate rotates... Agent: Miller, Matthias & Hull
20100058774 - Refrigerator and/or freezer: The present invention relates to a refrigerator and/or freezer with an interior to be cooled for accommodating the goods to be refrigerated and/or frozen and with a magnetic cooler, wherein the magnetic cooler is at least partly arranged in the interior of the appliance.... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20100058776 - Bottle stand with active cooling: A bottle display stand with an active cooling function. The display stand includes a housing having an opening into which a beverage bottle may be inserted. A reservoir for containing a cooling medium is disposed inside the hollow housing. A pump, in fluid communication with the reservoir, recirculates the cooling... Agent: Pryor Cashman, LLP
20100058777 - Apparatus for cooling cassette magazines containing tissue samples: An apparatus for cooling cassette magazines containing tissue samples is described. The apparatus comprises a housing, a cooling device, and a transport apparatus for transporting one or more cassette magazines within the housing. The cassette magazines are introduced into the apparatus via an input chute and can be removed via... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.
20100058778 - Thermoelectrically powered indirect evaporative cooling system with desiccant dehumidification: Disclosed is a system for cooling using indirect evaporative cooling, dehumidification using desiccant, and a thermoelectrically powered heat exchanger. The thermoelectric heat exchanger pulls heat from the working air exiting the indirect evaporative cooler and injects that heat energy into ambient air that is then forced through a portion of... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20100058779 - Storage of natural gas in liquid solvents and methods to absorb and segregate natural gas into and out of liquid solvents: Bulk storage of natural gas or methane is facilitated by absorbing and storing the gas in a liquefied medium through the interaction of moderate pressure, low temperature and a solvent medium. Systems and processes are provided that facilitate the absorption of natural gas or methane into a liquid or liquid... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100058780 - Liquefied gas storage tank and marine structure including the same: The present disclosure relates to a liquefied gas storage tank and a marine structure including the same. The storage tank includes a plurality of liquefied gas storage tanks received in a plurality of spaces defined in a hull of the marine structure by a cofferdam and arranged in two rows.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100058781 - Refrigerant system with economizer, intercooler and multi-stage compressor: A refrigerant system is provided with a multi-stage compression system. An intercooler is positioned between at least two compression stages to cool a refrigerant, by heat transfer interaction with a secondary fluid, after it has been compressed in the lower compression stages to some intermediate pressure. The intercooler enhances refrigerant... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100058782 - Adsorber and its use in heat accumulators and heat pumps, or refrigerators: The invention relates to an adsorbent having a porous carrier structure, the pore walls of which are coated with a material which displays a temperature-induced reversible switching-over of the surface properties from hydrophilic to hydrophobic behaviour, the hydrophobicity increasing with rising temperature.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100058783 - Injection of refrigerant in system with expander: A refrigerant system incorporates an expander. At least a portion of refrigerant bypasses an evaporator and is injected into the compression process to cool main refrigerant vapor flow and compressor elements. In disclosed embodiments, the injected refrigerant may be partially expanded in the expander and routed either into the compressor... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100058784 - Method and apparatus for providing uniformity of vapour and liquid phases in a mixed stream: In method of providing uniformity of vapour and liquid phases in two or more streams derived from a mixed vapour and liquid stream (10), the mixed vapour and liquid stream (10) passes from a first heat exchanger (101) into a distribution vessel (12) via one or more inlets (14). The... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100058785 - Engine life predicting apparatus and refrigerating apparatus: A current detector and a voltage detector respectively detect a current value and a voltage value outputted from an engine generator. An operating block determines a weight constant on the basis of the current value and the voltage value, weights the operating time of an engine by using the weight... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100058786 - Low temperature showcase: There is disclosed a highly safe low temperature showcase in which an insulating wall and insulating side panels constituting a main body are provided with continuity in respect of design, whereby appearance can be improved. The low temperature showcase has a constitution in which insulating side panels are attached to... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100058787 - Low temperature showcase: An object is to prevent any gap from being generated in an abutment portion between an outer surface cover and a back surface plate or the like, whereby these components are provided with a sense of continuity, and the improvement of an appearance can be achieved. In a low temperature... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100058788 - Low temperature showcase: There is disclosed a low temperature showcase in which dew condensation occurring on transparent walls is efficiently decreased, whereby the lowering of visibility can be avoided, and a disadvantage that customer's clothes are made dirty can be suppressed. The low temperature showcase has a constitution in which insulating side panels... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100058789 - Air distribution system for temperature-controlled case: A temperature-controlled case is provided including a base having a deck, a tower having a cavity, and an improved air distribution system. The air distribution system provides enhanced air flow throughout the case and a more balanced cooling profile to maintain products at a more uniform temperature. The air distribution... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100058790 - Rotary type ultralow temperature refrigerant supply apparatus: The rotary type ultralow temperature refrigerant supply apparatus includes a refrigerant introduction pipe coupled to the super conductive rotor for supplying a liquid-phase ultralow temperature refrigerant cooled by the refrigeration system to the evaporator, a refrigerant withdrawal pipe disposed spaced apart from the refrigerant introduction pipe for withdrawing a gas-phase... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100058791 - Transport refrigeration system: Self-contained refrigeration units include evaporator modules, condenser modules, compressor modules, control subassemblies, and all other refrigeration components in compact interconnected modular packages. The modules, which are assembled in rigid or flexible self-contained monoblock refrigeration units, are installable, removable and replaceable as complete self-contained refrigeration units without requiring transport downtime for... Agent: James C. Wray
20100058792 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator including a main body having storage spaces and doors to selectively close the storage spaces, and a control panel with a display configured to input/output control information on the main body and a plurality of buttons, the refrigerator comprising: a brightness adjusting unit configured to adjust a brightness... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100058793 - Indoor equipment of air conditioner: In an indoor equipment of an air conditioner in which a heat exchanger, a blower, and a drain pan receiving a drain water having been condensed at mentioned heat exchanger below the heat exchanger are contained in an internal part of the indoor equipment housing including an air inlet and... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100058795 - Automotive dash board mounted evaporative cooling system: An Automotive dash board mounted evaporative cooling system. A small, light weight, portable square housing manufactured from molded plastic. The housing has two air intake doors that open up to a forty-five degree angle. These doors open from the top and have piece of cloth that can be cleaned and... Agent: Eric Schmitter
20100058794 - Low profile evaporative cooler: An evaporative cooler assembly includes a plurality of tubes extending from a refrigerant tank in a spaced relationship to one another with each tube defining a wet air passage. Each pair of adjacent tubes defines a dry air passage extending transversely to the tubes. Each tube includes a plurality of... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20100058796 - Ice bank for refrigerator: Disclosed is an ice bank for a refrigerator including: an inner case and an outer case forming one storage space having an opened top by being coupled to each other; and a coupling unit coupling the inner and outer cases to each other so that either one is relatively movable... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100058797 - Low temperature maintaning apparatus for food item: An apparatus for maintaining low temperature of a food item includes a first bowl member, a second bowl member, and a lid member. The first bowl member includes a first body portion, a first open top end portion, and a first closed bottom end portion. The first bowl member is... Agent: Intellipex PLLC
20100058798 - Coolant-circulation cooling device for computer servo: A coolant-circulation cooling device is provided for cooling a plurality of computer servos, including a compressor, a condenser, a coolant reservoir, an evaporation coil, a cooling head, and a pump. The coolant reservoir is provided with the evaporation coil in a wound condition and connected to the compressor and the... Agent: Leong C Lei
20100058799 - Suction valve pulse width modulation control based on evaporator or condenser pressure: A refrigerant system is provided with a suction pulse width modulation valve, and a pulse width modulation control for controlling this valve. System pressures, such as the pressure on the evaporator and the condenser are monitored. The measured system pressures are maintained within a band of acceptable lower and upper... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100058800 - Air conditioning apparatus: An air conditioning apparatus includes a supercooling heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between a high-pressure refrigerant and a low-pressure refrigerant. A high-pressure liquid refrigerant pipe is wound around an external periphery of a low-pressure refrigerant suction pipe. Preferably, the supercooling heat exchanger is disposed inside the indoor unit at... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100058801 - System for enhanced gas turbine performance in a liquefied natural gas facility: A system for liquefying natural gas that includes a process and apparatus for enhancing the performance of one or more gas turbines. Gas turbine power output can be stabilized or even enhanced using the interstage cooling system configured according to one or more embodiments of the present invention. In one... Agent: Conocophillips Company -IPServices Group Attention: Docketing
20100058802 - Method for liquefaction of gas: The present invention relates to a process plant and method for cooling and optionally liquefaction of a product gas, particularly for liquefaction of natural gas, based on a closed loop of multi-component refrigerant in heat exchange with the gas to be cooled and optionally condensed. The process plant is comprises... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100058803 - System for incondensable component separation in a liquefied natural gas facility: A liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that employs a system to remove incondensable material from one or more refrigeration cycles within the facility. One or more embodiments of the present invention can be advantageously employed in an open-loop refrigeration cycle to remove at least a portion of one or more... Agent: Conocophillips Company -IPServices Group Attention: Docketing
20100058804 - Purification or separation process using several out-of-phase adsorbers: A method of purifying or separating a gas using a number of adsorbers on phase-shifted cycles, and more particularly to the purification of atmospheric air, prior to cryogenic separation of the said air by cryogenic distillation is provided. More specifically still, it relates to the purification of air with a... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property
20100058805 - Air separation refrigeration supply method: A method of supplying refrigeration to air separation plants within an air separation plant facility in which a refrigerant stream is produced at cryogenic temperature within a centralized refrigeration system. Streams of the refrigerant at the cryogenic temperature are introduced into the air separation plants such that all or a... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 557
20100058806 - Backup power system for cryo-cooled elements in wind turbines: A cooling system is provided for supplying cryogenic cooling fluid to a thermal load. The system includes a cryogenic refrigeration system, a cryogenic cooling fluid coupled to the thermal load, and a primary power supply for providing power to the cryogenic refrigeration system. A backup power supply provides power to... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100050656 - Continuous food product cooling system: A multi-stage continuous liquid chilling system for chilling particulate food product with a chilling liquid. Particulate product is conveyed through a rotating drum as vanes inside the drum control and move the product from the inlet towards the outlet. As the product is conveyed it is tumbled and mixed with... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP
20100050655 - Device for the preparation and distribution of cold products: A device for the production and distribution of cold products, in particular for machines for the production of soft ice-cream, comprises a cylindrical chamber (12) equipped at one end with an inlet mouth (13) for a liquid food mixture and at an opposite end with an extraction tap (14) for... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.
20100050657 - Refrigerator and /or freezer: The present invention relates to a refrigerator and/or freezer with a magnetic cooler, comprising a cold heat exchanger for cooling the cooling and/or freezing space of the appliance and means for detecting a value representative of the temperature of the cold heat exchanger, wherein the appliance includes a control or... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20100050658 - Methods and apparatus for cooling electronic devices using thermoelectric cooling components: An electronic device can be provided with a heat-generating component, a heat-dissipating component, and a thermoelectric cooling component. The thermoelectric cooling component may be configured to create a temperature difference between the heat-generating component and the heat-dissipating component. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric cooling component is configured to use the... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100050659 - Vehicle air comfort system and method: Systems and methods are provided for conditioning air inside an enclosure. The systems and methods may comprise: (1) a plurality of flow tunnels for passage of a heat-transfer fluid; (2) a thermoelectric cooler in thermal communication with the flow tunnels for thermally conditioning the heat-transfer fluid in the flow tunnels;... Agent: Winstead PC
20100050660 - Refrigerated vehicle with an external refrigeration module and a refrigeration method: The invention relates to a mobile refrigerated vehicle comprising a refrigerated chamber housing for at least one refrigerated chamber contained therein, a tank for liquefied gas, an evaporator for the evaporation of the liquefied gas during the delivery of cold to the refrigerated chamber and an exhaust pipe for the... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property
20100050661 - Apparatus and methods for improving vibration isolation, thermal dampening, and optical access in cryogenic refrigerators: A cryogenic apparatus is provided having a nested thermally insulating structure, thermal links, a vacuum shroud, and a cryo-cooler. The nested thermally insulated structure holds a sample to be cooled while dampening the external vibrations caused by the cryo-cooler, the surrounding environment or cryo-cooler mounting surface. The thermal link is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100050662 - Workstation system: This invention resides in a workstation system comprising at least one work area and at least one partition adjacent the work area. The partition having a plurality of demountable screens, at least one of the screens having a cavity fluidly connected to at least one aperture in the partition. A... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20100050663 - Ice producing method: A method of forming ice in a refrigerator is disclosed. The method includes cooling a first storage compartment to a first temperature, cooling a second storage compartment to a second temperature, cooling an interior volume defined in a door to a third temperature, wherein the door permits and impedes access... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100050664 - Method and system for maintenance of an air-condition unit: It is provided a system for cleaning a blower and an air inlet filter of an air condition unit using condensed water. The system includes a reservoir for condensed water, a first sub-system for facilitating flowing pressurized liquid in a duct having spraying outlets, and a second sub-system for removal... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20100050665 - Method and apparatus for maintaining a uniform temperature in a refrigeration system: A refrigeration apparatus includes an air chiller including a fan, a storage enclosure defining a compartment, and a duct system. The air chiller blows chilled air into the duct system. The compartment has first and second openings, each of which is coupled to the duct system. Chilled air enters the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100050666 - Climatic chamber and control method therefor: r
20100050667 - Cooling with refrigerant feedback: Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for cooling an environment using a low temperature heat source. A cooling apparatus is provided. A refrigerant is vaporized from a refrigeration solution using the low temperature heat source. The vaporized refrigerant with part of the refrigeration solution is channeled to a separator.... Agent: Ashok Tankha
20100050668 - Refrigerant charge storage: A refrigeration system includes a compressor, first and second heat exchangers, and an expansion device. A refrigerant recirculating flowpath extends sequentially downstream through the compressor, first heat exchanger, expansion device, and second heat exchanger The system includes a charge storage system. The charge storage system includes first and second refrigerant... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C. (utc)
20100050669 - Air conditioning systems and methods having free-cooling pump-protection sequences: An air conditioning system having a cooling mode and a free-cooling mode is provided. The system includes a refrigeration circuit, two pressure sensors, a controller, and a pump-protection sequence resident on the controller. The refrigeration circuit includes a compressor and a pump. The first pressure sensor is at an inlet... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20100050670 - Web coating applicator with cooling and material recovery: Apparatus and method for applying a water-based emulsion of silicone fluid to a printed web required to be cooled, such that evaporative cooling of the web is promoted in addition to coating of said web with a silicone material. Water evaporated following the application of the silicone fluid to the... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20100050671 - Climate control systems and methods for a hybrid vehicle: Climate control systems are provided that are suitable for providing climate control functionality to a hybrid vehicle. The system is capable of operating in dual modes, depending on the present operational state of the vehicle. For example, the dual modes may be as follows: (1) when the vehicle is currently... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100050672 - Refrigeration device: A refrigeration device includes a control unit, and a refrigerant circuit in which a compression mechanism, a radiator, a refrigerant cooling unit, a first expansion mechanism, a liquid receiver, a second expansion mechanism, and an evaporator are connected in sequence. The control unit performs refrigerant cooling control whereby the refrigerant... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100050673 - Oil return algorithm for capacity modulated compressor: A control for a compressor motor is programmed to operate the motor at at least one low capacity and at least one higher capacity. The control is operable to estimate an amount of oil which will have migrated from said compressor shell, at least when the compressor is operating at... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100050674 - Refrigeration device: A refrigeration device includes a compression mechanism, a radiator, a first expansion mechanism, a liquid receiver, a second expansion mechanism, an evaporator and a control unit. The control unit minimizes the degree of pressure reduction by the first expansion mechanism when the refrigerant that flows from the refrigerant discharge side... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100050675 - Heat pump system: A heat pump system has a single heat source unit connected to at least one load unit to heat water to a high temperature. A hot water supply system 100 (heat pump system) includes a heat source unit 10 provided with a first compressor 11, a four-way selector valve 12... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100050676 - Cooling system: A cooling system has a configuration in which a cooling system for an inverter device and a motor generator also serves as a cooling system for a battery. In this configuration, a control device performs temperature-raising control of the battery when a battery temperature is below a prescribed temperature lower... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100050677 - Refrigeration appliance with an ice maker: A refrigerator includes an ice maker arranged in an interior compartment, and an illuminant integrated into a housing of the ice maker that illuminates a part of the interior compartment above the ice maker.... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100050678 - Air conditioner: outer diameter of a side plate of the centrifugal fan>outer diameter of the blade rear-edge part on side-plate side>diameter of the blade rear-edge part on main plate side>outer diameter of the main plate. In the centrifugal fan, the blade rear-edge part is positioned inside from a straight line connecting the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100050679 - Air conditioning system: An air conditioner includes: a compressor configured to compress refrigerant; an indoor heat exchanger configured to condense the refrigerant compressed by the compressor; an outdoor heat exchanger configured to evaporate the refrigerant condensed by indoor heat exchanger; a heater configured to transfer heat to the refrigerant condensed by the indoor... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100050680 - Ice producing apparatus: An ice producing apparatus for a refrigerator is disclosed. The apparatus includes a door configured to permit and prohibit access to an interior volume of a storage compartment of the refrigerator, the door defining therein a door interior volume; a fan disposed in the door interior volume; and a mold... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100050681 - Refrigerator having multiple icemakers: The refrigerator includes a main body forming the external appearance of the refrigerator, a freezing chamber and a cooling chamber divisionally provided in the main body, an ice making chamber separately provided in the cooling chamber to be thermally insulated, a first ice making unit provided in the ice making... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100050682 - Integrated air conditioner: An integrated air conditioner of high convenience capable of reducing the frequency of discharge of water collected in a drain pan by suitably controlling the operation of a water feed device according to the mode of use of the air conditioner. The air conditioner of the present invention has an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100050683 - Reserving apparatus of refrigerator: A reserving apparatus of a refrigerator having a door and a case that forms a main reserving chamber therein, comprises: a supplementary reserving frame that forms a supplementary reserving chamber at the door separately from the main reserving chamber; a partition member coupled to the supplementary reserving frame, for partitioning... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100050684 - Canteen cooling apparatus and method: A canteen cooling apparatus of the present disclosure has a cavity for holding a canteen. The cavity has a sleeve with a first layer and a second layer. The apparatus further has an inlet coupled to the second layer that receives a medium from a medium injection apparatus and an... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.
20100050685 - Multichannel heat exchanger with dissimilar flow: Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems and heat exchangers are provided that include multichannel tube configurations designed to promote flow of refrigerant within the multichannel tubes near the edges of the tubes that are contacted first by an external fluid. The tube configurations include flow paths of varying... Agent: Johnson Controls, Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder PC
20100050687 - Liquefaction of gaseous carbon-dioxide remainders during anti-sublimation process: The present invention relates to methods and systems for capture of CO2 from a gas stream by anti-sublimation, comprising the steps of evacuation of liquefied CO2 from a frosting vessel 1; evacuation of residual gases containing CO2 from the frosting vessel 1; and refrigeration of evacuated residual gases to a... Agent: Alstom Power Inc. Intellectual Property Law Dept.
20100050686 - Melt purification and delivery system: An apparatus to purify a melt is disclosed. A first portion of a melt in a chamber is frozen in a first direction. A fraction of the first portion is melted in the first direction. A second portion of the melt remains frozen. The melt flows from the chamber and... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assc., Inc.
20100050688 - Ngl extraction from liquefied natural gas: A process of extraction of natural gas liquids from a liquefied natural gas stream is disclosed.... Agent: Misley PCPrevious industry: Power plants
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