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20100293965 - Method and system for reduced energy in a beverage machine: The disclosure provides an improved method and system for reducing energy in a beverage machine. The disclosure provides for a reduced operation of a mixer motor in the beverage machine that still allows for testing product conditions and ensuring product quality unique to the needs of beverage dispensing. The product... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
20100293966 - Vehicle air conditioner: A vehicle air conditioner includes a first heat exchanger, wherein air around the first heat exchanger is supplied into a vehicle compartment, a heat storage unit, an in-vehicle circuit that connects between the first heat exchanger and the heat storage unit, a second heat exchanger, wherein air around the second... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100293967 - Compressor system and method for gas liquefaction system: A system and method according to which a compressor having a first shaft is provided, and an aeroderivative gas turbine for driving the compressor is provided, the aeroderivative gas turbine including a gas generator and a power turbine coupled to the gas generator, the power turbine having a second shaft... Agent: Edmonds Nolte, PC
20100293968 - Piezo-hydraulic compressor/pressure oscillator for cryogenic cooling and other applications: In recent years piezoelectric actuation has been identified as a promising means of driving miniature Stirling devices. It supports miniaturization, has a high power to volume ratio, can operate at almost any frequency, good electrical to mechanical efficiencies, and potentially has a very long operating life. This invention uses a... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20100293970 - Cooler and method for cooling beverage containers such as bottles and cans: A cooler for beverage containers, comprising an outer holder (5) and at least one inner holder (17), received in the outer holder (5), provided with: at least a series of receiving positions (28) within the inner holder, for beverage containers (30); a cooling device (13) for froming an ice layer... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100293969 - Method and system for treating food items with an additive and solid carbon dioxide: Embodiments of the invention generally provide methods and systems that distribute an additive in solid carbon dioxide in an interior of food processing equipment. The additive may be injected into a flow of liquid carbon dioxide upstream of an expander at or adjacent to the interior. Injection of the additive... Agent: American Air Liquide, Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20100293971 - Compact rapid chilling device and compact method of rapidly chilling contained liquids: A compact rapid liquid chilling apparatus and method are provided. A liquid is placed in a container having an inherent void volume. The housing includes a container-securing space dimensioned to receive ice and maintain substantially all of the ice atop the container placed therein and in thermal communication with the... Agent: Pryor Cashman, LLP
20100293972 - Sensor assembly for detecting ice crystal formation on heat exchange surface and ice-making machine incorporating the same: A sensor assembly for detecting ice crystal formation on a heat exchange surface in an ice-making machine comprises at least one microphone monitoring the sound made by a rotating blade assembly within the ice-making machine during ice slurry formation. A filter filters the output of the microphone to remove background... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100293973 - Combined cycle exhaust powered turbine inlet air chilling: The advantageous features include any or all of: preheating the HRSG feedwater from an absorber of the AAR; distilling the ammonia vapor generated by said exhaust heat (preferably using non-adiabatic distillation); chilling the inlet air in more than one stage, each stage supplied by a different temperature evaporator of the... Agent: Donald Erickson
20100293974 - Airconditioning equipment, signal transmission method, and signal transmission method for air conditioning equipment: An air conditioning equipment having an in-room unit connected to one end of the refrigerant pipes and an out-room unit connected to the other end of the refrigerant pipes. The air conditioning equipment includes signal coupling portions which are respectively disposed at both end parts of the refrigerant pipes. Each... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100293975 - Air conditioner: An air conditioner includes a compressor, first and second heat exchangers connected with high pressure piping, low pressure piping connecting the second heat exchanger to a compressor suction port, a pressure reducing mechanism arranged to reduce pressure in the high pressure piping, a bypass passageway, a vessel connected to the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100293976 - Indoor unit and air-conditioning apparatus provided with the same: To provide a low-cost and highly reliable indoor unit and an air-conditioning apparatus having the same by obtaining a dew point temperature at the outlet side without installing a humidity sensor and a dew point temperature detector at the outlet side. An indoor unit includes: an evaporator, a blower, a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100293977 - Refrigeration system: The refrigeration system has an energy saving operation mode performing: a first action in which a compressor (11) and an internal fan (16) are driven while the cooling capacity of an evaporator (14) is regulated; a second action in which, when the blow-off-side air temperature in a cold storage is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100293978 - Expansion valve with a distributor: An expansion valve (1) comprising an inlet opening (2) and a distributor (4) being arranged to distribute fluid medium received from the inlet opening to at least two parallel flow paths (3). At least two outlet openings (3) are adapted to deliver fluid in an at least partially gaseous state,... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100293979 - Food serving bar: A temperature controlled food serving having at least one channel of thermally conductive material for receiving at least one food-holding pan. The at least one channel defines an elongate pan receiving cavity for placement of the at least one food-holding pan at any desired location along the cavity. A temperature... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20100293980 - Refrigerant distributor: A conical-shaped distributing member 41 is disposed in a refrigerant distributing portion 32 distributing refrigerant, an orifice 34 is disposed by being positioned at an axis 16X of the conical body, the orifice 34 is held by a stop ring 37, and the stop ring 37 urges the orifice 34... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100293981 - Dehumidifier: A dehumidifier is provided. The dehumidifier includes a base, a barrier installed on the base to divide front and rear portions of the base, a drain pan formed on an upper portion of the barrier to collect condensed water and provided with a water collecting hole through which the condensed... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100293982 - Heating and air-conditioning installation with a heat pump, the installation including at least one heat transfer fluid distributor unit with coupling to a plurality of heat collection and delivery circuits: The distributor unit (10) is coupled to a heat pump (12) and to various circuits for collecting (24, 28, 30) and for delivering (38, 40, 52, 56) heat, with the unit serving to provide selective interconnection therebetween in application of various predetermined combinational schemes for fluid distribution by automatically controlling... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20100293983 - Refrigerator: Provided is a refrigerator configured to expand the inner space thereof by improving the structure of a refrigerator door to achieve the slimness of the refrigerator door provided with an ice-making device, and the refrigerator is further provided with a basket or a special freezing chamber adapted for storing foods.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100293984 - Apparatus and method for dispensing ice from a bottom mount refrigerator: A bottom mount household refrigerator is provided with an apparatus to permit the dispensing of ice. According to one embodiment, a sealed ice making compartment is provided within the fresh food compartment. The sealed ice making compartment may be located at the bottom, at the top, or along a side... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20100293985 - Water dispenser for refrigerator freezers: A water dispenser mounted on a door of a refrigerator freezer that is provided with a spigot that is movable between inner and outer dispensing positions. The dispenser includes a dispenser housing having a dispensing cavity and the spigot is movably mounted in the top of the dispensing cavity. When... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100293986 - Water supply device of refrigerator: Provided is a water supply device of a refrigerator. The water supply device includes a dispenser housing, a removable water tank, a dispensing lever, and a valve unit. The dispenser housing is disposed at an opening of a refrigerator door. The removable water tank is disposed on a side of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100293987 - Multiple utility ribbon cable: An elongated polymeric ribbon is mounted to the cabinet of a refrigerator/freezer or the door and at least one electrical conductor is integrally formed in the ribbon, which also integrally includes at least one fluid conduit. In one embodiment, the ribbon is mounted in association with an elongated spine, such... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20100293988 - Device for retaining beverage cooling means within a vessel: A device (10) for retaining beverage cooling means (11) within a vessel (12) is disclosed. The device (10) comprises a vessel engaging portion (14) and means (16) for engaging the beverage cooling means (11). The vessel engaging portion (14) comprises biasing means (16) which biases the means for engaging the... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20100293989 - Compact sorption cooling unit: The invention relates to a compact sorption cooling unit, comprising at least one adsorber/desorber unit (1) having a heat exchanger and sorption material, at least one condenser heat exchanger (5), and at least one evaporator heat exchanger (6), wherein these building blocks are located in a common, vacuum-tight metal outer... Agent: Gerald T. Bodner Bodner & O''rourke, LLP
20100293990 - modular valve: The invention provides a valve comprising a house and a drum rotatable in the house. The house comprises a plurality of substantial identical tubular mid-section house members, a bottom house member, and a top house member. When connecting the house members to each other, a continuous outer wall surrounding a... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100293991 - Air conditioning wiring system: A wiring system for use in an air conditioning system comprising a printed circuit board having a perimeter and wiring receptacles located proximate the perimeter and wiring connectors. In one aspect, at least some of the wiring receptacles comprise two or more wiring sub-receptacles, and each of the wiring sub-receptacles... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20100293992 - Condenser and cooling device: In the condenser provided with two of the degassing chambers separated by a cooling fluid, communication between the degassing chambers is prevented even if a pressure difference is increased between the degassing chambers. The condenser has the housing having the vapor inflow port connectable to the discharge portion of the... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100293993 - 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
20100293994 - Hydrophilic composition and hydrophilic member having antifungal property: A hydrophilic composition and a hydrophilic member obtained by using the composition are provided, which composition contains a hydrophilic polymer having a specific structure of having a hydrolysable group in the side chain thereof in a content of 50% by weight or more based on the weight of the solid... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100293995 - Cooling system of a psychrometric mixture by coupling a condensation unit and an evaporation unit: A cooling system of a first psychrometric mixture having a condensation unit capable of condensing fluid contained in this mixture by direct contact with liquid comprising this fluid, the liquid being in the condensation unit at a temperature below that of the first mixture, and an evaporation unit capable of... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100293997 - Method and apparatus for cooling and/or liquefying a hydrocarbon stream: A refrigerant stream is provided at a refrigerant pressure, and passed through at least three heat exchange steps operating at different pressures. A hydrocarbon stream is passed through at least two of these heat exchange steps to provide a cooled stream. A fraction of the refrigerant stream is expanded and... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100293996 - Method and apparatus for liquefying a hydrocarbon stream and floating vessel or offshore platform comprising the same: A method of liquefying a hydrocarbon stream, such as natural gas, comprising at least the steps of : (a) partially liquefying a hydrocarbon feed stream (10) to provide a partially liquefied hydrocarbon stream (20); (b) passing the partially liquefied hydrocarbon stream (20) through a first gas/liquid separator (B) to provide... Agent: Shell Oil Company11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100287951 - Method and apparatus for flash frozen drinks mixes: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a system and method that formulates a drink mixer according to a predetermined recipe and then flash freezing the mix into the form of small frozen pellets. The pellets are used by a person to make one drink or a batch of drinks... Agent: Stockwell & Smedley, Psc
20100287952 - Temperature control system with thermoelectric device: Certain disclosed embodiments pertain to controlling temperature in a passenger compartment of a vehicle. For example, a temperature control system (TCS) can include an air channel configured to deliver airflow to the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The TCS can include a one thermal energy source and a heat transfer... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100287953 - air conditioning apparatus: A heat exchanger is provided having a first path and a second path through which air passes with heat transferred between the two paths. Exterior moist air is delivered to the first path together with a dissolved desiccant. An exothermic reaction takes place with heat transferred to the second path.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100287954 - Supersonic cooling system: A supersonic cooling system operates by pumping liquid. Because supersonic cooling system pumps liquid, the compression system does not require the use a condenser. Compression system utilizes a compression wave. The evaporator of compression system operates in the critical flow regime where the pressure in an evaporator tube will remain... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100287955 - Two-phase hydrogen pump and method: A hydrogen pump comprises a pump housing and a heating mechanism. The pump housing receives liquid hydrogen through a housing inlet. The heating mechanism vaporizes the liquid hydrogen into gaseous hydrogen. The pump housing releases the gaseous hydrogen through a housing outlet at a predetermined pressure level of the gaseous... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20100287956 - Controlled environment expander: Systems and methods are disclosed that expand environmental support for an HVAC system with an HVAC fluid circulating throughout by vaporizing a cryogen; and sparging the vaporized cryogen to dispense sparge bubbles to the HVAC fluid to cool the HVAC fluid.... Agent: Tran & Associates
20100287957 - Pipe-in-pipe in rcc for subsea transfer of cryogenic fluids: The present invention provides a subsea transfer system for cryogenic fluids comprising reinforced concrete conduits (RCC), and stationary rollers that are anchored to the bottom of RCC, and one or more pipe-in-pipe that is supported on rollers along with insulation in the annulus. Each RCC is pre-cast with spigot and... Agent: Xuejie Liu
20100287958 - Refrigerant compressor: Disclosed is a compressor (12) for a refrigeration system (10) including a housing (30) and at least one compressor impeller (24, 26) located in the housing (30) capable of compressing a refrigerant flow (14) through the compressor (12). At least one refrigerant pathway (44, 62) is located inboard of an... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Hamilton Sundstrand
20100287959 - Ice maker, refrigerator having the same, and ice making method thereof: An ice maker, a refrigerator including the ice maker, and an ice making method are provided. The ice maker includes a tray having a predetermined depth into which water is supplied to make ice. The ice maker includes an elevating unit to elevate a portion of the ice, and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100287960 - Modular air-conditioning system and method for the operation thereof: A modular climate control system, particularly for generating cold and/or heat, includes one or more modules, a working medium or coolant being condensed, liquefied, relieved and re-evaporated in a circuit in the modules, and the heat and/or cold generated in the process is delivered to corresponding secondary circuits via heat... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100287961 - Refrigerator and control method for the same: A refrigerator and a control method of the same are disclosed. A refrigerator includes a plurality of evaporators and a refrigerant path conversion device connected with the plurality of the evaporates, the refrigerant path conversion device controlling a path of refrigerant to perform defrosting operations for predetermined evaporators and cooling... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100287962 - Device and method for cooling an electric component for a vehicle: A cooling device for an arrangement with at least one electric component, particularly power electronics (1), for a vehicle, wherein the arrangement can be cooled by a fluid (2) using the method of evaporative cooling, includes a heat engine (4), in particular a steam turbine or a displacement machine for... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100287963 - Temperature-controlled storage device, particularly a cooling and freezing container for blood products: The invention relates to a storage device 1, particularly a cooling and freezing device for blood products, and a method for monitoring a temperature-controlled storage device 1. The temperature-controlled storage device 1 has at least one working capacity 23, the temperature of which is controllable by at least one temperature... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100287964 - Refrigerating apparatus: In a heat-source unit (15) which heats heating-medium water inside of a heat storage tank (16), a refrigerant circuit (30) is provided with a low-stage compressor (52), a high-stage compressor (62) and an expander (65) for power recovery. The low-stage compressor (52) is rotated by an electric motor (54) connected... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100287965 - Cooling garment: A new method of sandwiching evaporative cooling materials such as Polyacrylamide crystals in between two or more outer layers of thin membrane is disclosed. The Polyacrylamide crystals are retained through the heat welding—as opposed to the traditional stitching—of the outer membranes to each other. This allows for the resulting material... Agent: Eric Hanscom
20100287966 - Indoor unit of air conditioner: The present invention relates to a picture frame type indoor unit of an air conditioner for mounting a photograph or a picture on a wall. The indoor unit of an air conditioner includes a cabinet (10), a picture frame panel (30) mounted in front of the cabinet (10), and a... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100287967 - Indoor unit of air conditioner: An objective of the invention is to obtain a structure which allows a cleaning mechanism, such as dust removal means, for an air filter to be easily mounted in an indoor unit of an air conditioner that has an air filter on the intake side of an indoor fan. The... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100287968 - Indoor unit of air conditioner: Disclosed is an indoor unit having a dust storage container in which dust removed from an air filter is stored, and a dust collecting box into which the dust in the dust storage container is transferred by utilizing an effect of blown air. The dust storage container is provided with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100287969 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator is provided in which a refrigerant supplied to an evaporator is precooled to a dryness of nearly zero and is supplied in a single liquid phase to increase the amount of heat exchanged by the evaporator, thereby improving cooling performance or reducing the size of the evaporator. A... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100287970 - Ice bank fixation devicing for refrigerator and a refrigerator comprising the same: Provided are an ice bank fixation device for a refrigerator, and a refrigerator including the ice bank fixation device. The ice bank fixation device includes a first coupling part disposed at an ice bank and a second coupling part. The second coupling part is configured to keep the ice bank... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100287971 - Refrigerator and control method thereof: A refrigerator and a control method thereof are disclosed. A refrigerator is able to supply water preserved in a cool state to an ice maker. The refrigerator includes an ice-making chamber, an icemaker provided in the ice-making chamber, a dispenser for dispensing water, and a water tank connected to the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100287972 - Water tank for refrigerator and ice-making apparatus for refrigerator: Provided is a water tank for a refrigerator. The water tank includes a body part, a supply hole, and a supply part. The body part provides a space in which water for making ice is stored. The supply hole is opened to the outside of the body part. The water... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100287973 - Indoor unit for air conditioner: An indoor unit for an air conditioner includes a front frame, a main chassis coupled on a rear portion of the front frame, an air discharge vane provided on a lower end of the front frame to control a discharge direction of cooled air, and an connecting frame provided in... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100287974 - Insulation panels applied to or as a feature module: A refrigerator includes a cabinet defining an open storage space and having a rear wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. Each of the rear wall, first side wall, second side wall, top wall, and bottom wall include an interior liner... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20100287975 - Refrigerator door: A refrigerator door is provided. The refrigerator includes a door body filled with an insulating material, an exterior member on a front surface of the door body, a home bar frame around an opening opened in a side of the door body, a home bar cover coupled to the home... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100287976 - Cooler/ice box organizer: A new cooler/icebox organizer keeps items cold, contained, separated, and easily accessible. The organizer includes an ice guard that attaches to the inside of a cooler or ice box and an organizing unit that slides into and out of the ice guard. Ice is stored in the cooler outside of... Agent: Hyra Ip, PLC
20100287977 - Oil pump for a refrigeration compressor: An oil pump is applied to a compressor which comprises a shell (1) inferiorly defining an oil reservoir (3) and carrying: a cylinder block (2) in which is journalled a crankshaft (4) carrying a pump body of the oil pump, said pump body (11) having a lower end (lib) immersed... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100287978 - Thermal powered hydronic chiller using low grade heat: This invention employs an arrangement of flat plate heat exchangers and a pump that function as a thermal powered hydronic ammonia absorption chiller. Chilling is achieved by bubbling ammonia gas through a liquid refrigerant causing a reduction of the partial pressure of the refrigerant and evaporation with the absorption of... Agent: Robert Moreland
20100287979 - Heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning system including four heat exchangers: The invention relates to a heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning device (1) comprising an A/C loop (6) inside which a refrigerating fluid FR circulates and a secondary loop (10) inside which a cooling fluid FC circulates. The said device (1) comprising a first heat exchanger (8) between the refrigerating fluid... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20100287980 - Environmentally-neutral processing with condensed phase cryogenic fluids: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for utilizing a substantially condensed phase cryogenic fluid for the purpose of remediation and retrieval of, e.g., spilled crude oil and other “oil spill”-related products from marine/aquatic and terrestrial environments. In some implementations, systems and apparatus are provided for applying a substantially condensed phase... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100287981 - Processes for the recovery of high purity hydrogen and high purity carbon dioxide: The present invention provides for various processes for recovering high purity gaseous hydrogen and high purity gaseous carbon dioxide from the gas stream produced using steam hydrocarbon reforming, especially steam methane reforming, utilizing a H2 pressure swing adsorption unit in combination with either a CO2 pressure swing adsorption unit in... Agent: American Air Liquide, Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20100287983 - Hydrocarbon gas processing: A process and an apparatus are disclosed for a compact processing assembly to recover ethane, ethylene, and heavier hydrocarbon components from a hydrocarbon gas stream. The gas stream is cooled and divided into first and second streams. The first stream is further cooled, expanded to lower pressure, heated, and its... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100287984 - Hydrocarbon gas processing: A process and an apparatus are disclosed for a compact processing assembly to recover ethane, ethylene, and heavier hydrocarbon components from a hydrocarbon gas stream. The gas stream is cooled and divided into first and second streams. The first stream is further cooled, expanded to lower pressure, and supplied as... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100287982 - Liquefied natural gas and hydrocarbon gas processing: A process for the recovery of heavier hydrocarbons from a liquefied natural gas (LNG) stream and a hydrocarbon gas stream is disclosed. The LNG feed stream is heated to vaporize at least part of it, then expanded and supplied to a fractionation column at a first mid-column feed position. The... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100287985 - Liquefied natural gas and hydrocarbon gas processing: A process for the recovery of heavier hydrocarbons from a liquefied natural gas (LNG) stream and a hydrocarbon gas stream is disclosed. The LNG feed stream is heated to vaporize at least part of it, then expanded and supplied to a fractionation column at a first mid-column feed position. The... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100287986 - Air separation apparatus and method: The present invention relates to an air separation apparatus and method in which a pumped liquid oxygen stream is heated within a heat exchanger through indirect heat exchange with compressed air to produce an oxygen product. The liquid oxygen stream is pressurized in a range above about 55 bar(a) and... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 55711/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100281882 - Refrigerating system and method for refrigerating: A Refrigerating system (2) comprises a refrigerating circuit (4) having, in flowing direction, a compressor (8), a gas cooler (10), a first expansion device (12), an intermediate pressure container (14), a second expansion device (16), an evaporator (18) and refrigerant conduits (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) circulating a refrigerant... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100281883 - Self-contained heating or cooling suit: The inventive concept involves a garment or full body suit that covers the entire body of a wearer including the hands, the feet and the head. The garment can be used in either a cold or a hot environment. The heating or cooling system is controlled by a microprocessor that... Agent: Harry A. Romano
20100281884 - Thermoelectric management unit: Embodiments of the invention provide a thermal management unit including a housing, at least one fan, a plurality of thermoelectric modules, at least one heat sink assembly coupled to the plurality of thermoelectric modules, and controller providing power to the plurality of thermoelectric modules. The thermal management unit also includes... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (phx)
20100281885 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for cryogenic refrigeration: Cryogenic refrigeration employs a pulse tube cryo-cooler and a dilution refrigerator to provide very low temperature cooling, for example, to cool superconducting processors. Continuous cryogenic cycle refrigeration may be achieved using multiple adsorption pumps. Various improvements may include multiple distinct thermal-linking points, evaporation pots with cooling structures, and/or one or... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100281886 - Systems, devices and methods for freezing and thawing biological materials: There are provided a system and a method for cryopreserving a liquid biological material disposed in a bag having a longitudinal axis. The system comprises a bag holder for holding the bag, so that the biological material therein has a surface area S, and a volume V, a tank containing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100281887 - Anti-sloshing structure for lng cargo tank: The present invention relates to anti-sloshing LNG cargo tanks to mitigate a sloshing phenomenon. The anti-sloshing LNG cargo tank having a first barrier for preventing leakage of a cryogenic LNG, a second barrier and an insulation pad provided to supplement the first barrier, includes: an anti-sloshing bulkhead for partitioning a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100281888 - Method for cooling superconducting magnets: The invention describes a method for cooling at least one super-conducting magnet. According to the invention, the cooling of the super-conducting magnet(s) takes place exclusively by means of one or more helium flows which are at at least two temperature levels.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100281889 - Method of control of thermal energy module background of the invention: A control system measures the pressure/temperature of the refrigerant within a Thermal Energy Module having a heat exchanger and calculates the thickness of ice within the Thermal Energy Module. A controller calculates an integral starting from the moment when ice accumulation begins: I(t)=∫Tr(τ)*dτ where Tr is the refrigerant saturation temperature... Agent: Michael Burdett
20100281890 - Refrigerant charging system and method for using vapor-phase refrigerant: A refrigerant charging system and method for charging a refrigeration system with a vapor-phase refrigerant includes a refrigerant source, an input line, a sensor and a pressure regulator. The input line connects the refrigerant source to the refrigeration system. One or more valves are disposed between the refrigerant source and... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100281891 - Device and method for drying fluids conducted in closed circuits: A device for drying fluids conducted in a closed circuit provides a bypass line which can be switched in parallel to a pipe of the closed circuit that conducts a fluid via a first valve and a second valve. A first demoisturizer may be disposed in the bypass line. A... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20100281892 - Compartment cooling loss identification for efficient system operation: A galley cooling system comprises a plurality of galley cooling units each to be associated with separate galleys. A sensor senses a condition within each of the galleys. A control determines whether a sensed condition is indicative of efficient operation of a particular galley cooling unit, and the control is... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100281893 - Desiccant dehumidifier utilizing hot water for reactivation, and related method: An air conditioning system includes a refrigeration cooling coil in fluid communication with process air, a refrigeration circuit containing refrigerant, a heat exchanger in fluid communication with the refrigerant and water, the heat exchanger adapted to transfer heat from the refrigerant to the water, a hot water coil in fluid... Agent: Venable LLP
20100281894 - Capacity modulation of refrigerant vapor compression system: A carbon dioxide refrigerant vapor compression system and a method of operating that system are provided. The refrigerant vapor compression system includes a compression device, a refrigerant heat rejection heat exchanger and a refrigerant heat absorption heat exchanger disposed in a primary refrigerant circuit, and a compression device unload circuit... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20100281895 - Air conditioner: An air conditioner includes an indoor heat exchanger (radiator) and a controller. The radiator causes heat radiation to be performed with respect to air from a supercritical refrigerant during heating operation. The controller controls a room temperature by causing a high-pressure side pressure and a refrigerant outlet temperature of the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100281896 - Evaporative air cooler with multi stages cooling and or heating with or without cooling coil: An outdoor air cooler with two stages includes a first stage for cooling and humidification with constant wet bulb temperature. The air cooler has a first stage pump circulating water over the first stage evaporative cooling media operating at conditions having a constant adiabatic wet bulb temperature line. The first... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20100281897 - Motor current calculation device and air conditioning apparatus: A motor current calculation device includes a first wire, a current detecting unit, a decision unit, and a calculation unit. The first wire is configured and arranged to carry flow of a motor current that has been passed through a motor and a drive current that has been passed through... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100281898 - Apparatus and method for controlling operation of compressor: An apparatus and method for controlling an operation of a compressor are disclosed to enhance a compressor efficiency in each operation mode in operating a compressor in a power mode or power saving mode according to an external load. The apparatus for controlling an operation of a compressor, including: a... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100281899 - Gas-fired heat pump water heater: A heat activated (preferably natural gas, propane, solar or waste heat fired) absorption heat pump water heater and heat exchange system. The heat driven absorption heat pump system extracts low grade heat from the ambient air and produces high grade heat suitable for heating water for domestic, climate control or... Agent: Kremblas & Foster
20100281901 - Air conditioner for vehicle: In an air conditioner for a vehicle, in a heating operation for heating a vehicle compartment, when heating capacity is obtained by flowing a coolant through an inside of an indoor heat exchanger, the coolant flows directly in the inside of the indoor heat exchanger to heat air to be... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100281900 - Arrangement adapted for energy transformation: The present invention encompasses an arrangement adapted for energy transformation under the utilisation of an oscillating gas volume gathered in a space, where the reciprocal oscillating movement of the gas volume within said space is sustained by an energy supplying device and where a gas compression caused by the oscillation... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100281902 - Evaporator assembly for an hvac system: An air conditioning system for a vehicle includes a compressor, a condenser, a first sub-cooler, a metering device, and an evaporator assembly. The evaporator assembly includes an evaporator and a second sub-cooler. The second sub-cooler is arranged below the evaporator such that water condensation from the evaporator drains onto the... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100281903 - Evaporator and cooling device: Service life of the compressor is extended. The evaporator is provided with the housing having the suction port connectable to the suction portion of the compressor in order to evaporate at least part of a droplet or misty working fluid in the housing by a suction effect of the compressor... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100281904 - Dehumidification system for vehicle: A dehumidification system for a vehicle includes a duct and a desiccant dehumidifier. The duct includes inside and outside air inlets, an air passage, a flap, an air outlet communicating with the vehicle interior, a heat source and an outside air heat exchanger. The desiccant dehumidifier includes a desiccant rotor,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100281905 - Dehumidifier: [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] A dehumidifier includes a means for sucking the air of interest and absorbing moisture in the air and a means for heat exchange for the relatively high temperature air containing the moisture by means of relatively low temperature air sucked from a route different from the... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100281906 - 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
20100281907 - Heat pump device: A device for heating and cooling, respectively, includes a heat pump (1), a first heat exchanger (2) arranged at a first side of the heat pump (1), which first heat exchanger (2) is thermally connected to a first heat carrier being circulated in a first loop (10), and a second... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100281908 - Refrigerator with ice dispenser: A refrigerator having an ice dispenser, which comprises: a basket installed inside a door of the refrigerator; a home bar door installed at the door and configured to open/close the basket; an ice dispenser located at an upper portion of the basket; an ice container configured to store pieces of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100281909 - Reusable flow-down beverage dispenser: A reusable apparatus and process for dispensing, cooling and collecting a beverage are disclosed. In particular it relates to a beverage dispensers which may be used in a drinking establishment or party environment, which combines elements of decor or aesthetics with those of beverage cooling in a visible way. The... Agent: Gregory Stauf
20100281910 - Door for a cold storage device such as a refrigerator or freezer: r
20100281911 - Refrigerator: Provided is a refrigerator including a main body provided with a chilly storage, a refrigerator door rotatably coupled to the main body, a home bar at the refrigerator door, the home bar being provided with an opening, and a basket on an inside of the home bar, the basket being... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100281913 - Refrigeration system: The invention relates to a refrigeration system having a refrigerant circuit which comprises a plurality of evaporator paths and a distributor distributing refrigerant, wherein the distributor comprises a housing and a controllable valve for each evaporator path. The intent is to achieve a predetermined mode of operation of the refrigeration... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100281914 - Chilled water skid for natural gas processing: An improved chilled water skid for natural gas processing is provided. The skid includes an apparatus for out a refrigeration cycle. The apparatus includes an evaporator, a compressor, a condenser, a refrigerant reservoir and a control valve positioned downstream of the compressor and upstream of the refrigerant reservoir. The control... Agent: Husch Blackwell LLP
20100281915 - Pre-cooled liquefaction process: A system and method for liquefying a natural gas stream, the method including the steps of providing a dehydrated natural gas stream for liquefaction, pre-cooling the dehydrated natural gas stream in a pre-cooling apparatus, where the pre-cooling is performed by using a pre-coolant that consists essentially of a hydroflorocarbon (HFC)... Agent: Air Products And Chemicals, Inc. Patent Department
20100281916 - Process for the purification of an hydrocarbon gas stream by freezing out and separating the solidified acidic contaminants: The present invention concerns a process for removing acidic contaminants and C2+-hydrocarbons from a feed gas stream (1) containing methane and acidic contaminants and C2+-hydrocarbons, the process comprising cooling (2) the feed gas stream to a temperature at which solid acidic contaminants are formed and a liquid comprising C2+-hydrocarbons and... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100281917 - Apparatus and method for condensing contaminants for a cryogenic system: A system for removing contaminants from a gas, preferably through condensation and adsorption, followed by liquefaction of the gas.... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100275615 - Electrical lunch box: The enclosed component is a food container especially created to warm and cool food and/or beverages housed therein simultaneously and/or separately and to keep food and/or beverages housed therein warm and/or cold. The said container features two different compartments, a cooled and a heated compartment equally separated by an insulated... Agent: Rico Francois
20100275616 - Cryogenic refrigerator and control method therefor: A cryogenic refrigerator (10) which generates a cryogenic temperature by compressing and expanding a working gas in a closed loop (11). The cryogenic refrigerator comprises a bypass line (22) allowing a high-pressure portion and a low-pressure portion to communicate with each other, a gas storage tank (24) located midway in... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20100275617 - Foam/aerogel composite materials for thermal and acoustic insulation and cryogen storage: The invention involves composite materials containing a polymer foam and an aerogel. The composite materials have improved thermal insulation ability, good acoustic insulation, and excellent physical mechanical properties. The composite materials can be used, for instance, for heat and acoustic insulation on aircraft, spacecraft, and maritime ships in place of... Agent: Nasa John F. Kennedy Space Center
20100275618 - System and method for cooling fluid distribution: A system for distributing a cooling fluid in a room containing at least one heat generating component includes a primary heat exchanger having an inlet for receiving the cooling fluid, a heat exchange section configured to facilitate exchange of heat between airflow in the room and the cooling fluid, and... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100275619 - Cooling system for a battery system and a method for cooling the battery system: A cooling system for a battery system and a method for cooling the battery system are provided. The cooling system includes a housing having first and second enclosed portions, and a first evaporator and a first evaporator fan disposed in the first enclosed portion that recirculates air in a first... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100275620 - Apparatus and method for providing condensation- and frost-free surfaces on cryogenic components: Apparatus that prevents the buildup of frost or ice on plumbing in a cryogenic delivery system (10) and on cryogenically cold surfaces (14a) exposed to ambient air. The plumbing is sealed within a casing that includes a microporous membrane (14). A purge gas stream is fed into the casing at... Agent: Air Products And Chemicals, Inc. Patent Department
20100275621 - Dehumidification or dehydration unit for apicultural use: A dehumidification or dehydration Unit is comprised by a coil or heat exchanger of evaporation (1), a coil or heat exchanger of condensation (2), an expansion valve (3), a rejected heat air stream (4) by the condensation coil (2), a compressor (5) or another equipment for increasing pressure, a ventilator... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20100275622 - Absorption heat pump for extreme operating conditions: An absorption heat pump with a system for improving its efficiency under extreme conditions by bleeding off refrigerant downstream of the condenser and mixing it with the rich solution after this latter has been at least partially heated by the absorber and before it is fed into the desorber.... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP
20100275623 - Absorption heat pump with burner power modulation: An absorption heat pump in which to improve heat efficiency when under desorber power modulation conditions, heat is exchanged between the rich solution, before it enters the desorber, and the poor solution withdrawn from the desorber, before this poor solution is fed into the desorber.... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP
20100275624 - Air-conditioning system and controlling method for the same: An air-conditioning system and a controlling method for the same that is capable of improving the operational efficiency of the air-conditioning system are disclosed. The air-conditioning system includes a phase separator (500) for separating a flowing refrigerant into a gas-phase refrigerant and a liquid-phase refrigerant, an evaporator (600) for evaporating... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100275625 - Intelligent refrigerator for storing pharmaceutical product containers: Intelligent refrigerator system for storing pharmaceutical product containers, such as vials, ampules, syringes, bottles, medication tubes, blister packs and cartons, at the point of dispensing. Embodiments of the invention use product identification technology, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags and readers, to uniquely identify containers as they are added to... Agent: Law Offices Of Grady L. White, LLC
20100275626 - Air conditioning apparatus and refrigerant quantity determination method: An air conditioning apparatus includes a refrigerant circuit, first and second shut-off mechanisms, a communication pipe and a refrigerant detection mechanism. The refrigerant circuit is configured to at least perform a cooling operation. The first shut-off mechanism is downstream of the receiver and upstream of the liquid refrigerant connection pipe... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100275627 - Motor current detecting device and air conditioning apparatus: A motor current detecting device includes a first wire, an instantaneous current detecting unit, an average electric current detecting unit, and a calculation unit. The first wire is configured and arranged to carry flow of a motor current that has been passed through a motor and a drive current that... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100275628 - Capacity control systems and methods for a compressor: A system and method are provided to control the output capacity of a compressor in response to the outdoor ambient temperature. The outdoor ambient temperature is measured by a sensor. The measured outdoor ambient temperature is then used to control the output capacity of the compressor. The compressor is operated... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC
20100275629 - Liquid desiccant chiller: A thermally activated air conditioning system is disclosed that both dries and chills the air being conditioned. Drying is by a liquid desiccant subsystem, and chilling is by an absorption chilling subsystem. A very high COP (1.25) is obtainable owing to the use of reject heat from the absorption subsystem... Agent: Donald C. Erickson
20100275630 - Defrost bypass dehumidifier: A defrost bypass dehumidifier includes an air flow path with first, second and third segments in series from upstream to downstream and passing ambient air respectively to an evaporator coil then to a condenser coil and then discharging same. The air flow path has a bypass segment passing ambient air... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20100275631 - Refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit: The present invention relates to a refrigerator unit and/or a freezer unit comprising at least one heating device for the avoidance of condensate formation, characterized in that the heating device is a heating device which is not foamed in and which is arranged on or in the region of at... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20100275632 - Refrigeration system: A refrigeration system includes a compression mechanism, a radiator, an expansion mechanism, an evaporator and a π-type silencer 20. The π-type silencer includes a first silencing space, a second silencing space and a first communication path. The first communication path allows the first silencing space and the second silencing space... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100275633 - Water filter device and refrigerator having the same: A water filter device including a filter unit to receive water from an external water supply source and to purify the received water, a storage tank unit to store the water purified through the filter unit, and a case to receive the filter unit and the storage tank unit.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100275634 - Refrigeration apparatus: A refrigerant circuit (11) includes an oil separator (60) configured to separate oil from high pressure refrigerant, and an oil feed circuit (70) configured to feed the oil separated in the oil separator (60) to a compression mechanism (20) so as to cool the refrigerant in the course of a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100275635 - Ice making apparatus and refrigerator comprising the same: Provided are an ice maker and a refrigerator including the same. An ice maker is mounted on a rear side of a door. Flooding of water stored in an ice tray is prevented by a tray cover. Also, an ice bank storing ice made from the ice maker is taken... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100275636 - Cryopreservation device: A cryopreservation vessel of the present invention includes a vessel body which holds a low-temperature liquefied gas, a cap which closes an opening section of the vessel body and has a plurality of through holes that are formed so as to pass through in a vertical direction, and ampoule storing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100275637 - Water tank for refrigerator and refrigerator having the same: The water tank for a refrigerator, and refrigerator having the same, is capable of reducing a material loss, being easily manufactured, withstanding a high water pressure and easily adjusting a storage capacity according to demands by changing installation conditions. The water tank for a refrigerator includes a plurality of reservoir... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100275638 - Fluid machine: A sub-compressor (23) is provided between a compressor (22) and a power-recovery device (24). A refrigerant after preliminarily being compressed by the sub-compressor (23) is allowed to flow into the compressor (22). Since the sub-compressor (23) and the power-recovery device (24) have approximately the same temperature, heat transfer hardly occur... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100275639 - Refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit: The present invention relates to a refrigerator unit and/or a freezer unit having at least a first zone and a second zone in the inner space of the refrigerator unit and/or freezer unit, with a plurality of air circulation means being provided, with at least one air circulation means being... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20100275640 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator including a refrigeration generator and an insulated interior space. The insulated interior space may include molded parts having a core comprising a porous insulating material and an airtight envelope. An internal air pressure of the molded parts is lowered relative to an ambient air pressure of the refrigerator,... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100275641 - Recreational amusement: A recreational amusement (20) takes the form a cooler (21) having a toss-type game board (28) integrated with the cooler's lid (26). The toss-type game board (28) includes one or more cavities (29) in the top (27) of the lid (26). Provision is made for orienting the top (27) of... Agent: Wayne J Colton Inc The Milam Building Suite 1032
20100275642 - Portable cooler with disguised valuables compartment: A portable cooler of the kind used to store food and beverages and used to keep ice has a hidden compartment for safekeeping valuables. A disguised or camouflaged access door is provided in the outer wall of the cooler which permits entry to the hidden compartment. Thermal conductivity is provided... Agent: Joseph M Fowler
20100275643 - Heat exchanger: The disclosure is directed to a component (135) for a condenser (100). Condenser (100) includes a shell (110) having a vapor refrigerant inlet (112) and a liquid refrigerant outlet (114). Component (130) has a center channel (134) and at least two outer channels (135) and conforms to shell (110), thereby... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC
20100275645 - method and apparatus for cooling a process stream: The invention provides a method of cooling a process stream, the method comprising at least the steps of: (a) heat exchanging a first coolant supply stream in a first cooling circuit against a process stream at a first process temperature to produce a first coolant return stream and a cooled... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100275644 - Natural gas liquefaction plant and motive power supply equipment for same: A power supply equipment (71) for natural gas liquefaction plant that supplies power to a natural gas liquefaction plant for liquefying the natural gas having impurities separated by a natural gas purification equipment (70). The power supply equipment comprises an air compressor (74); a combustion unit (75) for burning fuel... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100275647 - Hydrocarbon gas processing: A process and an apparatus are disclosed for a compact processing assembly to recover propane, propylene, and heavier hydrocarbon components from a hydrocarbon gas stream. The gas stream is cooled, expanded to lower pressure, and fed to an absorbing means. A first distillation liquid stream from the absorbing means is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100275646 - Method of separating off nitrogen from liquefied natural gas: According to the invention, a first substream of the liquefied hydrocarbon-rich fraction (2, 2′) is applied to the stripping column (S) as reflux, whereas a second substream of the liquefied hydrocarbon-rich fraction (3, 3′) is fed to the bottom of the stripping column (S), wherein the second substream of the... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100275648 - Efficiently compressing nitrogen in a combined cycle power plant: A system and method for reduction of diluent gaseous nitrogen (DGAN) compressor power in combined cycle power plant. A vapor absorption chiller (VAC) may be utilized to generate and transmit cooled fluid, such as water, to one or more heat exchangers located upstream and/or downstream of at least one compressor... Agent: Ge Energy-global Patent Operation Fletcher Yoder PCPrevious industry: Power plants
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