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Refrigeration June invention type 06/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100154437 - Thermoelectric dehumidifier and enclosure vent drain assembly: Embodiments of the invention provide a dehumidifier and a vent drain assembly to reduce moisture in an electrical enclosure. The dehumidifier can include a thermoelectric module, a drain pan, and a fitting to release the collected moisture from the drain pan. The vent drain assembly can receive the collected moisture... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)
20100154438 - Ice thermal storage: A system, configured to be disposed in a information technology equipment rack for providing ice thermal storage, includes a tank configured to hold water, a heat exchanger disposed in water in the tank and configured to convey a two-phase liquid and vapor refrigerant and to transfer heat between the water... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100154439 - Cooling system using positive displacement cryogenic liquid pump: A cooling system employs a single-acting positive displacement bellows pump to transfer a cryogenic liquid such as liquid nitrogen from a storage dewar to a heat exchanger coupled to a measurement chamber of an instrument, wherein cooling takes place by vaporizing the liquid. Preferably, the capacity of the pump is... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20100154440 - Re-gasification of lng: The invention relates to a device for use in an LNG re-gasification system comprising a suction drum wherein said suction drum is sectionised by one or more baffles wherein said baffles are perforated. The invention further relates to a system and a process for use in re-gasification of LNG.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100154441 - Linear compressor with a gas spring: A refrigeration appliance, in particular at least one of a refrigerator, freezer and an air conditioning unit, includes a cooling chamber; a linear compressor having a piston housing; a compressor piston disposed within the piston housing and configured for reciprocatory motion along an axis within the piston housing; and buffer... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100154442 - Portable refrigerant recovery machine: A refrigerant recovery machine having two opposed and off-set pistons and its use are provided. The pistons are received in cylinders that are able to move depending on the alignment of the pistons. The two pistons in the compressor allow more volume of refrigerant than a single piston and because... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100154443 - Control method of refrigerator: The present invention provides a method of controlling a refrigerator, including a main body having a plurality of storage chambers; a plurality of evaporators installed to independently cool the plurality of storage chambers, respectively; and a refrigerant control valve for controlling refrigerant introduced into the plurality of evaporators, the method... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100154444 - Trans-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene for use in chiller applications: The present invention relates to refrigerant compositions containing trans-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233zd(E)) useful for chiller applications and processes using 1233zd(E).... Agent: Honeywell/fox Rothschild Patent Services
20100154445 - Cooling unit: A cooling unit for cooling an enclosed interior space of a vehicle. Also provided are methods of cooling the interior of the vehicle.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100154446 - Refrigerator and controlling method thereof: Disclosed herein are a refrigerator capable of preventing frost from forming on an evaporator by mounting a dehumidifying unit and a recycling unit on both sides of the evaporator, respectively, and a controlling method thereof. Cold air in a storage chamber is dehumidified as the air passes through the dehumidifying... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100154447 - Air conditioner: An air conditioner performs a refrigerant quantity judging operation to judge the refrigerant quantity in a refrigerant circuit, and includes a heat source unit, utilization units, expansion mechanisms, a first refrigerant gas pipe, a second refrigerant gas pipe, a refrigerant liquid pipe, switching mechanisms, temperature detecting means, and a controller.... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100154448 - Multi-mode cooling system and method with evaporative cooling: A air channeling sub-system may include a mechanical cooling section and a direct evaporative cooling section. The direct evaporative cooling section may be downstream from the mechanical cooling section. Cooling air is channeled through the air channeling sub-system and into the room. If a first set of control conditions is... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20100154449 - Regenerative electric drive refrigerated unit: The present invention affords a regenerative electric drive refrigerated unit for a conveyance vessel, thereby providing temperature cooling in a compartment of the conveyance vessel. An electricity generator powers a compressor unit in the refrigeration unit. The electricity generator is powered by a drive mechanism obtaining its energy from the... Agent: Montgomery Little Soran & Murray, P.C. Christopher A. Taravella, Esq.
20100154450 - Air conditioning system using dehumidifying cooling device: An air conditioning system using for a dehumidifying cooling device has developed that comprising a heating source for producing hot water, a heat exchanger for transferring heat from the hot water to circulating water, a circulation pump for circulating the resulting hot water heated in the heat exchanger, a heating... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon
20100154451 - Refrigerating apparatus: An optional unit (30) including a high pressure side compressor (31) and a gas-liquid separator (33) is provided between an outdoor unit (20) including a low pressure side compressor (21) and an indoor unit (40). During a defrosting operation, refrigerant discharged from the low pressure side compressor (21) defrosts an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100154452 - Portable electric cooler: The technology described herein provides a portable electric cooler for meat storage, tenderizing, and aging in a temperature and humidity controlled environment. The portable electric cooler includes a first and second sets of low pressure coils coupled to a compressor and three-way solenoid valves in order to alternate in a... Agent: George R. Reardon
20100154453 - Line set box for protecting refrigerant lines and method of use thereof: A line set box, and a method of use thereof, comprising a generally rigid conduit box panel having a removable front cover, wherein the box panel has knockouts and insertable sealing grommets enabling sealed passage of conduits from inside a structure to outside the structure. Thus, the conduit box functions... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100154454 - Air cooling device: A vest including inflatable tubes or chambers which receive cool air from a blower box. The vest includes an outer surface and inner surface, the two surfaces joined to defined a multiplicity of tubes. The tubes carry jets which may vent cool air, received form a remote cool air blower... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
20100154455 - Dehumidifying cooling device for district heating: Disclosed is a dehumidifying cooling device for district heating which comprises; a case having a first partition to divide the interior of the case into a wet channel and a dry channel and a second partition to divided the wet channel into a first wet channel and a second wet... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon
20100154456 - Race car luggage and/or cooler device: A piece of luggage is formed in the shape of a racing automobile and employs a paint and sticker scheme of a particular racing team. The luggage includes a frame that has sidewalls that include radial extensions. Zippers are arranged about the luggage to allow access to the various compartments... Agent: Faithful Fanatics
20100154457 - Hinge assembly and refrigerator having the same: An insertion-type hinge assembly may include a first hinge member including a mount unit and a shaft that is separated from and coupled to the mount unit, and that is positioned in parallel to the mount unit. The hinge assembly also includes a second hinge member that receives the shaft... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100154458 - Icemaker for a refrigerator: An automatic icemaker for a refrigerator is disclosed. The automatic icemaker includes an ice mold body having a front side, a back side, and a plurality of ice chambers for containing water therein for freezing into ice cubes, each ice chamber having a top opening having a frontal portion adjacent... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100154459 - Liquid flow control and beverage preparation apparatuses, methods and systems: Apparatuses, methods and systems for liquid flow control and beverage preparation are disclosed. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention include liquid flow control and beverage preparation capsules, pods, cartridges, pouches, systems, and modules for controlling and directing flow streams of liquid through a beverage preparation process. The... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20100154460 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator includes: a refrigerator body having a food storage space; a door opening/closing the storage space; a heat exchange chamber provided inside the refrigerator body and in which an evaporator is installed; an ultra-low-temperature storage separately provided in the storage space; and a supply unit directly supplying cooling air... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100154461 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator is disclosed. A freezing chamber evaporator and a chilling chamber evaporator are installed at an inner side of a partition wall that partitions a freezing chamber and a chilling chamber from each other. Accordingly, the freezing chamber and the chilling chamber have deep depths thus to have large... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100154462 - Domestic appliance: A domestic appliance including a door that has an inner wall and an outer wall, wherein each of the inner wall and the outer wall has longitudinal edges and transverse edges, and wherein the inner wall is connected to the outer wall along the longitudinal edges. A closing element is... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100154463 - Cooler for use with a beverage keg: A cooler is provided and includes a housing having a sidewall portion defining an open compartment of a size larger than a beverage keg. The housing also having a wall portion defining a partially opened base member configured to support the compartment and provide a seat for at least a... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20100154464 - Travel cooler with collapsible sidewalls: A portable cooler assembly includes sidewalls connected by a bottom wall. The sidewalls and bottom wall collectively define an interior space. A rim is attached to a top of the collapsible side walls, and a lid is supported on the rim and encloses the interior space. A base defines a... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20100154465 - Refrigeration apparatus: For the supply of refrigeration oil accumulated in an oil return compressor (90a) into a higher stage compression mechanism (11), an oil sump in a discharge pressure space defined in the casing of the oil return compressor (90a) and the downstream side of an oil separator (94) are connected together... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100154466 - Temperature-controlled cabinet: A temperature-controllable equipment cabinet comprising a diffusion-absorption refrigeration cycle system (5), an evaporator pipe (4) of the refrigeration system extending through a wall (9) of the cabinet and passing through a sealed enclosure (3) for containing a heat transfer liquid (12), the sealed enclosure extending across and forming part of... Agent: Clise, Billion & Cyr, P.A.
20100154468 - Air flow around blower resistor and at evaporator: A climate control system includes a compressor that circulates fluid between a condenser and an evaporator, an electric motor that drives a blower that includes a quantity of fan blades, and a duct fluidly coupling the blower and the evaporator. The blower forces air through the duct to the evaporator.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100154467 - Gas-liquid separator and refrigeration system with gas-liquid seperator: A refrigeration system includes a refrigerant circuit including a gas-liquid separator (18) and operating in a two-stage compression and two-stage expansion refrigeration cycle. In the refrigerant circuit, intermediate-pressure gas-liquid two-phase refrigerant having flowed through an intermediate expansion valve after flowing through an outdoor heat exchanger is introduced through an inflow... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100154469 - Process and system for liquefaction of hydrocarbon-rich gas stream utilizing three refrigeration cycles: A process is disclosed for liquefying a hydrocarbon-rich gas stream such as natural gas by indirect heat exchange with refrigerants in a cascade of three closed loop refrigeration cycles, namely pre-cooling, liquefaction and subcooling. Each of the closed loop refrigeration cycles utilizes a different refrigerant composition. The pre-cooling cycle utilizes... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100154470 - Method and system for producing liquefied natural gas (lng): A method and system for optimizing the efficiency of an LNG liquification system of the gas expansion type, wherein an incoming feed gas is first separated in a fractionation column by counter current contact with a cold reflux fluid, and a gaseous stream introduced into the heat exchanger system at... Agent: Christian D. Abel
20100154471 - Imported lng treatment: The process of treating imported heating grade source LNG to form engine fuel grade LNG, and/or produce power.... Agent: William W. Haefliger06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100146989 - Continuously rotary magnetic refrigerator or heat pump: The invention concerns a rotary magnetic refrigerator/heat pump able to operate in a continuously working process, able to be applied in industrial thermal processes and having a high efficiency and a low cost manufacturing. The rotary magnetic refrigerator (10) comprises a magnet (11), a magnetocaloric ring (12) and a fluid... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100146990 - Thermoelectric cooler for compressor motor: A refrigerant system has an electric motor positioned either inside or outside of a hermetically sealed shell containing a compressor pump unit and is mechanically coupled to drive this compressor pump unit. The electric motor has at least one thermoelectric cooler to cool, or assist in cooling, of at least... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100146991 - Thermo-electric heat pump systems: This invention relates to providing energy efficient thermoelectric heat pump systems for iso-thermal transport and storage, of perishable goods, such as vaccines, chemicals, biologicals, and other temperature sensitive goods. Also this invention relates to providing energy efficient iso-thermal transport and storage systems, of perishable goods, which are compact, light weight.... Agent: Fennemore Craig
20100146992 - Insulation for storage or transport of cryogenic fluids: A vessel storing or transporting a low temperature fluid includes an insulating material disposed between an inner tank and an outer shell. The insulating material is volumetrically compressed so that it exerts a reaction force that is equal to or exceeds an ambient pressure at the outer shell and/or supports... Agent: Tu N. Nguyen Cabot Corporation
20100146993 - Liquid nitrogen enabler: A method and apparatus for using liquid nitrogen to render crises safe, as in circumstances of hostage crises, entering Methamphetamine labs, purging the accumulating toxic or flammable gases, ending the dispersal of substances from aerosols and capturing the material dispersed by condensing it and sealing it in containers for disposal,... Agent: Denyse Dubrucq
20100146994 - Refrigeration apparatus and method for controlling the same: In a refrigeration apparatus having a plurality of compressors, which are connected in parallel and are operated, in an outdoor unit, a compressor (inverter compressor) is started surely after the stoppage of operation. In the refrigeration apparatus in which the outdoor unit 100 includes two compressors of a first compressor... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20100146995 - Air conditioning methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus are provided for enhancing the performance of air conditioning systems (heat pump and traditional) in both cooling and heating modes, in some exemplary embodiments using a controller providing electronic circuitry to enable three stage fan activation at the beginning of a cooling cycle and defeat and avoidance... Agent: George S. Gray
20100146996 - Data center cooling energy recovery system: A method and associated system is provided for cooling of a data center. The method includes providing coolant to multiple cooling elements in the data center using a heat pump refrigeration cycle to cool the coolant and provide a high temperature at the condenser. This allows the reclaiming of at... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Richard Lau
20100146997 - Controlling process for refrigerator: According to a method of controlling a refrigerator in accordance with the present invention, in the case in which a refrigerating chamber or a freezing chamber has to be cooled, the refrigerating chamber is primarily cooled up to a cooling temperature set higher than a target temperature region and the... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100146998 - Refrigeration apparatus: There is provided a refrigeration apparatus in which a refrigerant accumulating in non-operating outdoor units is supplied to an outdoor unit being operated in which a shortage of refrigerant occurs without starting the compressors of the non-operating outdoor units. In the control method for the refrigeration apparatus in which to... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20100146999 - Refrigerating apparatus: Refrigerant sent from a heat source side circuit (14) to utilization side circuits (11, 12, 13) is made to be single-phase liquid by using cooling means (36, 45) or a vapor-liquid separator (35). Variable-opening utilization side expansion valves (51, 52, 53) are provided in the utilization side circuits (11, 12,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100147000 - Adjustable bulkhead plate for bus rooftop air conditioner: To facilitate various distances between a bus rooftop mounted condenser and the air conditioning components below the rooftop, a bulkhead plate is provided with a pair of spaced tubes whose vertical positions can be selectively adjusted to accommodate any possible installation requirement of various possible rooftop shapes. A standard tube... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100147001 - Refrigerator having heat conduction sheet: A refrigerator having one or more heat conduction sheets is provided. The refrigerator may include main body having a cooling chamber formed therein, and a door that opens and closes the cooling chamber. One or more heat conduction sheets may be disposed on the main body, the door, or a... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100147002 - Defrosting apparatus of refrigerator: The present invention relates to a defroster, and more particularly, to a defroster in a refrigerator in which a damper mounted to an inlet to a circulating duct (60) controls air to flow in a reverse direction toward an evaporator (20) for maximizing defrosting efficiency by using not only radiant... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100147003 - Refrigerator: A mist atomizer is arranged in a first cooling duct including an outlet for vegetable compartment and an inlet for vegetable compartment. The mist atomizer is arranged near a gap of a lower basket and an upper basket. A refrigerator capable of efficiently collecting transpired moisture from stored food, sufficiently... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic
20100147004 - Heat pump or heat exchange device with periodic positive and reverse pumping: The present invention discloses that the conventional applications for heat pump or heat exchange devices are further made to be the functional structure having periodic positive and reverse directional pumping, wherein either one of the pumping flow directions of the primary side fluid piping for passing by primary side fluid... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100147005 - Method and apparatus for coolant control within refrigerators: A method for cooling an icemaker is disclosed. The icemaker includes an ice mold body having a channel for transport of coolant and a plurality of ice cavities. The method includes the steps of injecting a coolant into the channel, adding water to the ice cavities, forming ice cubes in... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100147006 - Refrigerant system with cascaded circuits and performance enhancement features: An improved refrigerant system incorporates at least two circuits arranged in a cascaded relationship. Preferably, the upper circuit utilizes a hydrocarbon refrigerant and preferably the lower circuit utilizes CO2 refrigerant. Preferably, the CO2 circuit mainly operates in a subcritical region. To improve the efficiency and capacity control of the cascaded... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100147007 - Hinge assembly for a refrigerator: A hinge assembly and a refrigerator using the assembly are disclosed. The assembly rotatably mounts an access door for a compartment of the refrigerator to part of refrigerator that defines the compartment. The hinge assembly has a body coupled to the part and a hinge manifold supported by the body... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100147008 - Ice making and water delivery apparatus: An ice making apparatus for a refrigerator is disclosed. The apparatus includes an ice making compartment; an icemaker disposed in the ice making compartment and including an ice mold body, the ice mold body defining therein a plurality of ice cavities for containing water therein for freezing into ice cubes,... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100147009 - Refrigerator with ice making room: A refrigerator with an ice making chamber is provided. The refrigerator may include a main body that defines a cooling chamber, and lateral wall passages formed at a lateral wall of the cooling chamber. A door that is rotatably coupled to the cooling chamber may be provided with an ice... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100147010 - Heat exchanger device for treating liquid food mixtures: A heat exchanger device for treating liquid food mixtures comprises a cylindrical chamber (31), heat exchange means (32) and a cylindrical rotor (33) having an outer diameter substantially equal to the inner diameter of said cylindrical chamber (31). According to the invention, said rotor (33) carries a helical recess or... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.
20100147011 - Ice-making assembly and refrigerator using the same: The present invention relates to an ice-making assembly for a refrigerator and a refrigerator including the same. According to the present invention, a freezing chamber door is provided with an ice-making assembly, and ice made by the ice-making assembly can be immediately drawn out to the outside by opening an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100147012 - Refrigerator having dispenser: Disclosed is a refrigerator having a dispenser, including a main body having a cooling chamber and a door for selectively shielding the cooling chamber. The refrigerator also includes a container accommodating unit and a communication chute that passes through a front surface of the door and guides content to a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100147013 - Multi-cylinder rotary compressor and refrigeration cycle equipment: A rotary compressor, in which formulas Rc<Rm+e and RC≧Rs+e are established, when the radius of a main shaft is Rm, the radius of a countershaft is Rs, the radius of a crankshaft is Rc, and the eccentricity is e, a connecting part has a A-periphery which is formed on the... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20100147014 - Freezing crack or distortion proof cooling utensil: The present invention relates to a cooling utensil, which is a proof of freezing-crack and distortion. More particularly, an internal cavity of the utensil is fully filled the water to freeze in the freezer for cooling the serving food, such as a law fish, fruit, cold noodle or beer to... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon
20100147015 - Collapsible coolers: A cooler includes a base; an upper rim; and a collapsible wall extending between the base and the upper rim. The cooler wall is capable of transitioning between a fully collapsed configuration and a fully expanded configuration and is stable in each configuration. Additionally, in transitioning between the fully collapsed... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20100147016 - Lubricating oil composition for refrigerators and compressors with the composition: A lubricating oil composition for refrigerators comprising a base oil which comprises as a main component a polyol ester compound obtained from a polyhydric alcohol selected from among pentaerythritol, dipentaerythritol, trimethylolpropane, and neopentyl glycol and a C4 to C20 aliphatic monocarboxylic acid and which has an acid value of 0.02... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100147017 - Refrigeration apparatus: There is disclosed a refrigeration apparatus capable of decreasing a load on a compressor and improving an operation efficiency. According to the present invention, in a refrigeration apparatus 1 of a so-called two-dimensional multistage system, an evaporator 34 of a high-temperature-side refrigerant circuit 25 and a condensing pipe 42 of... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100147018 - Refrigeration apparatus: In the case where one compressor that is operated by being connected in parallel is a compressor in which the discharged oil amount is small, and the other compressor is a compressor in which the discharged oil amount is large, the amounts of refrigerator oil in the compressors are made... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20100147019 - Condenser for an air conditioning system, especially an air conditioning system of a vehicle: The invention relates to a condenser for an air conditioning system, especially an air conditioning system of a vehicle, said condenser comprising a gill block and laterally arranged headers, the gill block comprising horizontal pipes, a condensing section and a supercooling section arranged above the condensing section. Said condenser also... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C. (b)
20100147020 - Rotary compressor and refrigeration cycle equipment: A rotary compressor, which contains a motor unit and compression mechanism in a sealed case, transmits the rotational power of the motor to the compression mechanism through a rotary shaft and crankshafts eccentrically provided in the rotary shaft, and compresses a refrigerant in the compression mechanism, wherein the rotary compressor... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20100147021 - Fluid separator comprising a central body: The invention relates to fluid separator comprising: —a throat portion (4) which is arranged between a converging fluid inlet section and a diverging fluid outlet section, the diverging fluid outlet section comprising an inner primary outlet (7) for condensables depleted fluid components and an outer secondary outlet for condensables enriched... Agent: Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Intellectual Property Department
20100147022 - Process and apparatus for removal of sour species from a natural gas stream: A process for removal of sour species from a dehydrated natural gas feed stream is provided. The dehydrated natural gas feed stream is cooled to conditions where a slurry of solid sour species and hydrocarbon liquids is formed together with a gaseous stream containing gaseous sour species. The gaseous stream... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100147023 - Gas liquefaction and separation device: The invention relates to cryogenic engineering. The inventive device for liquefying and separating gas and for releasing one or more gases from a mixture thereof, comprises, in series axially positioned, a prechamber (1) with gas flow whirling means (2) arranged therein, a subsonic or supersonic nozzle (3) with a working... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100147024 - Alternative pre-cooling arrangement: A natural gas liquefaction system, the system comprising a first precooling refrigeration system that accepts at least a natural gas feed stream, a second precooling refrigeration system that accepts at least a first refrigerant stream; and a cryogenic heat exchanger fluidly connected to the first precooling refrigeration system and the... Agent: Air Products And Chemicals, Inc. Patent Department06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100139289 - Heat transfer devices based on thermodynamic cycling of a photonic crystal with coupled resonant defect cavities: A heat transfer device exploits the properties of photonic crystal solids with resonant defect cavities to execute a thermodynamic cycle to accomplish the conversion between heat flow and useful energy in the form of a heat engine or heat pump. The device comprises a photonic crystal having at least one... Agent: Eric A. Gifford (raytheon Company)
20100139290 - Enclosure for surveillance hardware: The enclosure for surveillance hardware provided herein protects the hardware from external elements and from damage. The enclosure may be configured for a node of a peer to peer surveillance architecture or other devices, and for mobile or other applications. The enclosure may comprise a sealed component chamber and an... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.
20100139291 - Field-deployable electronics platform having thermoelectric power source and interchangeable power management electronics and application modules: A wrapped thermoelectric power source having an inner and an outer insulator is provided within a housing formed, at least partially, by an upper and lower thermal transfer elements. The thermoelectric power source including a plurality of coupled pairs of thin film materials possessing thermoelectric properties, the pairs disposed on... Agent: Raymond J. Werner
20100139292 - Temperature adjustable airflow device: A temperature adjustable airflow device includes a vortex tube having a high pressure gas inlet and cooled and heated outlets. A mixing chamber is provided having first and second ends, one gas inlet end at the first end and a gas outlet end at the second end, and an intermediate... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
20100139293 - Ultrafast food freezing equipment by direct contact with dosed liquid nitrogen: The invention is related to an ultrafast freezing equipment for food contained in a packing with multiple cavities, for public sale, by applying a liquid nitrogen trickle, in an amount enough to produce an ultrafast freezing of food. Liquid nitrogen is dispensed from a container at atmospheric pressure, vacuum isolated,... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
20100139294 - Cooling system having a bypass valve to regulate fluid flow: A fluid chiller system supplying cold fluid to a therapeutic wrap, in which a minimum level of fluid flow is provided through the heat exchange coils to insure that the fluid in the coils does not freeze. A fluid flow meter or pressure sensor connected inline with the inlet port... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100139295 - Device and method for automatically producing clear ice, and refrigerator featuring such a device: There is described a device (3) for automatically producing clear ice, having a water and ice-forming tray (5); a cooling device (7) located at the tray (5) to cool the water in the tray (5) to a predetermined freezing temperature; a drive unit (6) for oscillating the tray (5) about... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100139296 - Method and apparatus for providing additive fluids to refrigerant circuit: A refrigerant additive supply device can include an outer rigid container, an inner flexible bag positioned in the outer rigid container and defining a space therebetween where the inner flexible bag contains an additive without a refrigerant, a valve in fluid communication with the inner flexible bag, an actuator operably... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100139297 - Air cycle refrigeration capacity control system: The present invention describes a method and apparatus for controlling the operating pressure of a Reverse Brayton type refrigeration device 70 for the purposes of regulating cooling capacity and coolant inventory control.... Agent: The Boc Group, Inc.
20100139298 - Motor-compressor drive apparatus: Multiple compressors are connected to a common shaft of a drive motor. Provision may be made for selectively disengaging one or more of the compressors from its drive connection. The multiple compressors an preferably attached to opposite ends of a common motor shaft extending from both ends of the motor.... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100139299 - Refrigerator and full ice level sensing apparatus thereof: A refrigerator and an ice level sensing apparatus are provided. The refrigerator may include a main body, and an ice level sensing apparatus including an optical element for sending or receiving a signal, and an alignment device for aligning and maintaining alignment of the optical element in a preset direction.... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100139300 - Refrigeration and control method thereof: Disclosed is a refrigerator includes a storage room and having a cool air off mode in which supply of cool air to the storage room is cut off. Thus, a refrigerator having a cooling system in which a pair of evaporators are serially connected for a pair of storage rooms... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100139301 - Temperature control through pulse width modulation: A refrigerant compressor assembly for a refrigeration circuit controls the temperature within a temperature controlled space. The refrigerant compressor assembly includes a first unloading valve, a first valve actuator, and a first valve control system that adjusts the first valve actuator via a pulse-width-modulated signal, a second unloading valve, a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100139302 - Outdoor refrigerator: An outdoor refrigerator comprising a cabinet, a heat insulation board, a door panel and a condenser, wherein the heat insulation board is placed on the cabinet in order that a roasting stove is adapted to placing thereon without being damaged, a door panel is provided in front of the cabinet... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100139303 - Electrical refrigerator with vacuum preserving system and corresponding control method: An electric refrigerator includes a vacuum preservation system. The electric refrigerator includes a refrigerator body with a refrigeration compartment, and a vacuum preservation system inside the refrigerator body. The vacuum preservation system includes a vacuum preservation container inside the refrigeration compartment, a vacuum generation device for building up a vacuum... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100139304 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator, in which a main body includes a refrigerating chamber and a freezing chamber. A cold air generation chamber for the freezing chamber is provided on an uppermost part of the main body, communicates with the freezing chamber, and houses a freezing chamber evaporator. A cold air generation chamber... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100139305 - Ice making water tank for automatic ice making machine: The object is to provide an ice making water tank for an automatic ice making machine capable of stabilizing the operation of a float switch. As a means for achieving the object, there is provided an overflow portion 64 having a wall portion 58 to define a maximum water storage... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
20100139306 - Air cycle heat pump techniques and system: In one aspect, there is provided a heat pump system which comprises an enclosure and an electrostatic compressor. The enclosure is substantially filled with a first fluid and includes a plurality of compressor vanes, a heat exchanger, and a control module. The plurality of compressor vanes are responsive to electrical... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100139307 - Refrigerator with an improved air handler for quickly chilling a bin: A refrigerator with an improved air handler for a quick chill bin is disclosed. The refrigerator includes a first compartment, a second compartment and a bin disposed in the second compartment. The air handler includes a first conduit for supplying cooling air from the first compartment to the bin, and... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100139308 - Damper, air conditioning unit and vehicular air conditioning system: Provided are a damper in which strange sound (whistling sound) generated when the damper has a small opening degree is suppressed, an air conditioning unit, and an air conditioner for vehicle. The damper has a wall surface (33) for forming a channel for allowing air to flow in it, a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100139309 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator, in which a main body includes a refrigerating chamber and a freezing chamber. A cold air generation chamber for the freezing chamber, a cold air generation chamber for the refrigerating chamber, and a machine room are provided on an uppermost part of the main body to allow for... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100139310 - Container chilling apparatus and method: A method and apparatus for chilling a container are disclosed. In one embodiment, a portable container or wine chiller has an outer shell and may have a closure that holds the wine bottle in place. The wine chiller may have an insertable coolant, or may alternatively have a permanently affixed... Agent: Hurley Stanners, LLC
20100139314 - Refrigerant compositions and use thereof in low temperature refrigeration systems: A refrigerant composition. The composition has 25 to 35 mass % difluoromethane, 20 to 40 mass % pentafluoroethane, and 35 to 45 mass % tetrafluoroethane. The composition exhibits a positive superheat at an evaporation temperature of about −30° F. There is also a process for producing refrigeration and a refrigeration... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20100139313 - Refrigerant vapor injection for distribution improvement in parallel flow heat exchanger manifolds: Adequate distribution of a two-phase refrigerant flowing through a plurality of heat transfer tubes in a generally parallel manner is ensured. Tapping a portion of predominantly vapor refrigerant from an upstream location and delivering it to a downstream location where separation of liquid and vapor refrigerant phases is likely to... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100139312 - Refrigeration apparatus: A refrigeration apparatus (1) is disclosed which is provided with multiple systems of utilization-side heat exchangers (20, 30, 40) and in which liquid-side interunit piping lines (53, 54, 55) are combined into a single liquid-side interunit piping line in multiple systems of liquid lines. When the refrigeration apparatus (1) provides... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100139315 - Ejector refrigerant cycle device: An ejector refrigerant cycle device includes a radiator for radiating heat of high-temperature and high-pressure refrigerant discharged from a compressor, a branch portion for branching a flow of refrigerant on a downstream side of the radiator into a first stream and a second stream, an ejector that includes a nozzle... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100139316 - Operating system of liquefied natural gas ship for subcooling and liquefying boil-off gas: An operating system of a liquefied natural gas ship for performing sub-cooled liquefaction of boil-off gas includes a boil-off gas compressor, a cryogenic heat exchanger connected to a refrigerator system, and a first check valve and a first pressure control valve, installed in a pipe between a liquefied natural gas... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100139317 - Method of cooling a hydrocarbon stream and an apparatus therefor: A hydrocarbon feed stream is separated in one or more separators to provide a hydrocarbon stream and at least one methane-lean stream comprising a first ethane-rich header feed stream. The hydrocarbon stream is heat exchanged with at least one refrigerant stream to provide at least one cooled hydrocarbon stream and... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100139318 - Method and device for separating air by cryogenic distillation: A method and an apparatus for distilling air by cryogenic distillation is presented. The invention relates to an apparatus using a double air separation column comprising a medium pressure column and a low pressure column connected thermally together by a reboiler-condenser.... Agent: Air Liquide Usa LLC Intellectual Property06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100132379 - Low power dehumidifier: A low power dehumidifier includes a body, a desiccation element, and heat transfer elements. The desiccation element has a dehumidifying region and a recycling region. Each of the heat transfer elements has a cooling end and a heating end configured for high-temperature condensation and high-temperature heating, respectively, thereby effectively recycling... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100132380 - Thermoelectric heat transferring unit: A thermoelectric heat transferring unit for transferring heat between an enclosed space and outside of the enclosed space includes a thermoelectric module, a control module, an air intake duct, and an air return duct. The thermoelectric module includes an upper air flow chamber arranged on the enclosed-space side, a lower... Agent: Reed Smtih LLP
20100132381 - Low wear piston sleeve: Provided is a low friction, self-lubricating sleeve for use with a reciprocating piston in the compressor and/or the expander subsystem of a cryogenic cooler or other compressor type system. The sleeve is bonded to an outer surface of the piston, thereby positioning the sleeve between the piston and an inner... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20100132382 - Method and apparatus for orientation independent compression: The subject invention pertains to a method and apparatus for an orientation independent compressor. The subject compressor can be part of a vapor compression cycle system, and can use one or more of a variety of working fluids, including, but not limited to, refrigerants such as r-134a, r-22, CO2, and... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100132383 - Method of dispersing air, jets from air conditioning systems and mixing them with the ambient air of an enclosure for better comfort and apparatus to create the jets: The invention relates to a method and equipment for dispersing the air flowing out of air conditioning systems and mixing it with the ambient air of the enclosure to be conditioned. The quick mixing of the conditioned air jets will create better comfortable feeling of people in front of the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100132384 - Heat transfer systems using mixtures of polyols and iconic liquids: A thermal energy transfer system utilizes a composition containing one or more polyols, such as 1,3-propanediol, and one or more ionic liquids as a thermal energy transfer composition. There is also provided a method of transferring thermal energy and a process for temperature adjustment, either cooling or heating, using such... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100132387 - Compositions comprising fluoroolefins and uses thereof: The present invention relates to fluoroolefin compositions. The fluoroolefin compositions of the present invention are useful as refrigerants or heat transfer fluids and in processes for producing cooling or heat. Additionally, the fluoroolefin compositions of the present invention may be used to replace currently used refrigerant or heat transfer fluid... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100132386 - Electrochemical compressor and refrigeration system: A refrigeration system defines a closed loop that contains a working fluid, at least part of the working fluid being circulated through the closed loop. The refrigeration system includes a first heat transfer device that transfers heat from the first heat reservoir to the working fluid, a second heat transfer... Agent: Diberardino Law LLC
20100132385 - Refrigerator and operating method thereof: A refrigerator and a method of operating the same are disclosed. The refrigerator includes an inrush current preventing unit for preventing an excessive current from being applied when an input power is applied to the refrigerator, a bypass unit connected to the inrush current preventing unit to bypass the input... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100132388 - Air conditioning control device for vehicle: An air conditioning control device for a vehicle has an air conditioner for conditioning air in a vehicle interior, an input receiving unit for receiving inputs of both planned departure time of the vehicle and a target temperature in the vehicle interior, a pre-air-conditioning control unit for starting operation of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100132389 - Compressor and refrigeration apparatus using the same: A compressor includes a casing accommodating a refrigerant passageway, a compression mechanism and a pipe. The compression mechanism is disposed in the interior of the casing to discharge compressed refrigerant into the refrigerant passageway. The pipe extends from inside of the casing to outside of the casing. The pipe includes... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100132390 - Variable four pipe heatpump chiller: The invention is a 4 pipe geothermal heatpump heater/chiller device. It includes modular elements each having controllers on every module. A master controller may determine how many modules need to be in heating or cooling mode. The controlling of the modules and the switched four pipe arrangement would allow for... Agent: Orum & Roth LLC
20100132391 - Motor cycle air conditioning system: A Motor Cycle personal cooling system is disclosed that utilizes waste heat employing solid adsorption. The system includes an air distribution module and one or more desiccant chambers encircling the exhaust pipes of the Motor Cycle. Air blowers blow ambient air across the heat exchanger, cooling the air, transferring heat... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100132392 - Indoor unit of air conditioner: Grooves are formed on a back surface 22 of a tongue part 21 of a rear plate 3 which surface does not guide a flow of air.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100132393 - Air conditioner: Provided is an indoor unit of an air conditioner. The structures of the indoor unit, such as the relationship between an inlet and an outlet, the shape of a rear guide, and the relationship between the outlet and a vane, are improved. Therefore, the airflow of the indoor unit is... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100132394 - System for producing form-molded items of edible ice: A system for use in creating form-moulded items of edible ice from a mass of ice is provided, the system comprising mould boxes arranged in a circle, wherein a first opening is formed between two neighbouring mould boxes for extraction of one or more created items of edible ice from... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100132395 - Refrigerating plant: A refrigerating plant includes a coolant fluid, a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, an evaporator, a collecting receptacle for collecting the coolant fluid, and a control device for piloting the expansion valve. The collecting receptacle is interposed between an outlet of the evaporator and an inlet of the compressor.... Agent: Laubscher & Laubscher, P.C.
20100132396 - Ice dispenser: An ice dispenser includes a discharge mechanism (30) provided between an ice storage room (10) having an ice discharge opening (14) provided at a bottom portion, and a chute (20) for guiding ice received at a reception/delivery opening (22) arranged away from a position directly under the discharge opening (14).... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
20100132398 - Fluid machine and refrigeration cycle apparatus having the same: A fluid machine (10) includes: a closed casing (11) having an oil reservoir (16) in its bottom portion; a main compression mechanism (3) supplied with oil contained in an upper portion (16a) of the oil reservoir; a rotation motor (8); a main compression mechanism side shaft (38) for coupling the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100132397 - 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, an epoxy compound having 8... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100132399 - Transcritical refrigerant vapor compression system with charge management: A refrigerant vapor compression system includes a refrigerant-to-refrigerant heat exchanger economizer and a flash tank disposed in series refrigerant flow relationship in the refrigerant circuit intermediate a refrigerant heat rejection heat exchanger and a refrigerant heat absorption heat exchanger. A primary expansion valve is interdisposed in the refrigerant circuit upstream... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100132400 - Unit for ejector-type refrigeration cycle, and refrigeration cycle device using the same: A unit for an ejector-type refrigeration cycle includes an ejector, first and second evaporators connected in parallel to a downstream side of the ejector and configured to evaporate the refrigerant discharged from the outlet of the ejector, and a refrigerant distributor configured to distribute the refrigerant discharged from an outlet... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100132401 - Constructive arrangement inserted into a condensing unit provided with bidirectional flow: A new constructive arrangement inserted into a condensing unit provided with bidirectional flow, thus allowing the flow of the machine to be disposed either vertically or horizontally, according to the required application having a base to which an “L” shaped condensing coil is attached, and further receiving a compressor in... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100132402 - Apparatus and system for refrigerant compressor with liquid-suction heat exchanger: There is provided a refrigeration apparatus (100). The refrigeration apparatus (100) includes a liquid suction heat exchanger (LSHX) (110) and a compressor (120). The LSHX (110) and the compressor (120) are formed as an integral module (150). Disclosed combinations include tandem compressors (151, 152) and multiple integral module configurations (185,... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20100132403 - Drainpipe heat exchanger with heat storage: The present invention is a drainpipe heat exchanger to heat cold water using drainwater heat. A slit in a stiff exterior plastic sleeve with band clamps combine with internal hydraulic pressure to create a very high thermal contact force. Vertical and horizontal embodiments with and without protected heat storage are... Agent: Winston Mackelvie
20100132404 - Bonds and method for forming bonds for a two-phase cooling apparatus: Bonds and method for forming bonds for a two-phase cooling apparatus are disclosed. In one aspect of the present disclosure, the two-phase cooling apparatus includes an evaporator. One embodiment of the evaporator includes, a first layer having porous regions and non-porous regions, the porous regions having a plurality of through-holes... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20100132405 - Method and system for producing lng: A method is described for production of LNG from an incoming feed gas (1) on an onshore or offshore installation, and it is characterised by the following steps: 1) the feed gas is led through a fractionation column (150) where it is cooled a separated in an overhead fraction with... Agent: Christian D. AbelPrevious industry: Power plants
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