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Refrigeration February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/12

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02/23/2012 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120042661 - Split thermo-electric cycles for simultaneous cooling, heating, and temperature control: The invention is new types of split-thermo-electric structures for cooling, heating, or stabilizing the temperature of an object or for electric power generation. In a first type of structure the transport of the electric current between the heat absorbing and the heat dispersing sides of the structure is disengaged from... Agent: Lamos Inc.

20120042662 - Indoor unit for air conditioner and control method thereof: Provided is an indoor unit for an air conditioner buried in a ceiling and including a heat exchanger with respect to an indoor space defined by a bottom surface, the ceiling, and a plurality of wall surface, including: a front panel where a suction part suctioning air of the indoor... Agent:

20120042663 - Cooling element with sub-cooling protection: A cooling element for cooling goods to be chilled is proposed, comprising a shell with at least one heat transfer wall for exchanging thermal energy with the goods. The cooling element further comprises at least one fluid space proximate to the heat transfer wall and at least one storage space... Agent: Ideapro Gmbh

20120042664 - Refrigerator and control method thereof: In a control method of a refrigerator having a storage chamber for aging of meat, an operation to keep the storage chamber at an aging temperature and an operation to cool the storage chamber to a cooling temperature lower than the aging temperature are repeated. This enables optimal aging of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120042665 - Reject heat driven absorption cooling cycle: An electric machine system includes: an electric motor; and an absorption cooling system driven by heat generated by the electric motor and configured to cool a primary cooling fluid that removes the heat from the electric motor to a temperature below an ambient temperature of an ultimate heat sink. A... Agent: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.

20120042666 - Demand response mullion sweat protection: An appliance such as a refrigerator receives a demand response signal indicating a peak demand period and operates the refrigerator in an energy savings mode by disabling an anti-sweat heater. A sensor on an external surface of the refrigerator enables the anti-sweat heater during the peak demand period if moisture... Agent: General Electric Company

20120042667 - Microprocessor controlled defrost termination: An apparatus and method are disclosed for terminating a refrigeration unit's defrost function. The refrigeration unit comprises an evaporator, a temperature sensor to measure the temperature of the evaporator during a defrost function, and a controller configured to calculate the rate of temperature change and terminate the defrost function when... Agent:

20120042668 - 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

20120042669 - Chiller apparatus containing cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene and methods of producing cooling therein: Disclosed herein are chiller apparatus containing cis-HFO-1336mzz. These chillers may be centrifugal chillers or positive displacment (e.g., screw) chillers and may comprise flooded evaporators or direct expansion evaporators. Also disclosed herein are methods for producing cooling comprising evaporating cis-HFO-1336mzz in the vicinity of a body to be cooled.... Agent: E.i. Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20120042670 - Refrigerator: s

20120042671 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator in which a right door that a user more frequently opens has a width less than that of a left door and a dispenser and a display unit are mounted at the center of a front surface of the refrigerator, resulting in enhanced usability. In the refrigerator, furthermore,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20120042672 - Air conditioner control apparatus, cooling system, and air conditioner control program: An air conditioner control apparatus 13 according to a first embodiment makes control to carry out a dehumidifying operation for removing moisture present in the interior of a room prior to execution of a cooling operation for cooling the interior of the room in which an indoor unit 11 is... Agent:

20120042673 - Heat pump: A heat pump including a boiler is disclosed. The heat pump may include the boiler which may be selectively operated based on a temperature of external air or an electric power rate per unit heat quantity.... Agent:

20120042674 - Air-conditioning apparatus: An air-conditioning apparatus capable of achieving enhancement of the system COP while suppressing product cost. The air-conditioning apparatus controls the difference between the temperatures of brine at a position before and at a position after an indoor heat exchanger or at a position before and at a position after an... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120042675 - Air curtain system for an open-front refrigerated case with dual temperature zones: An open-front refrigerated display case is provided having a medium temperature zone disposed above a low temperature zone in a generally vertically-stacked arrangement. A spillover airflow-diverting device is disposed between the medium temperature zone and the low temperature zone and is configured to direct spillover air from the medium temperature... Agent: Hill Phoenix, Inc.

20120042676 - Condensate evaporator for refrigeration apparatus: The condensate evaporator has a pan that is pivotally mounted on a fulcrum defined by two posts to depress the plunger of a switch as condensate collects in the pan. The switch and posts form a three point support for the pan on a flat surface. The switch is actuated... Agent:

20120042677 - Refrigerator water filter assembly: A water filter assembly including a water filter housing and a manifold coupled to the water filter housing. The manifold includes an inlet and an outlet. Filters are disposed in the water filter housing. The water filter assembly has a door. The door is disposed on the water filter housing... Agent:

20120042678 - Heat pump-type hot water feeding apparatus: A heat pump-type hot water feeding apparatus includes a cooling cycle circuit, a heat storage tank, and a hydro kit heat exchanging unit, wherein the hydro kit heat exchanging unit is connected to the cooling cycle circuit, wherein during a heat storage mode operation that stores heat in the heat... Agent:

20120042679 - Refrigerator: h

20120042680 - Icemaker with reversible thermosiphon: An apparatus includes a mold body with at least one cavity configured and dimensioned to receive water to be frozen into ice; a hollow sealed tube having an evaporator portion in thermal communication with the mold body and an offset condenser portion opposite the evaporator portion; a two-phase heat transfer... Agent:

20120042681 - Multifunctional rod for icemaker: An apparatus includes a mold body with at least one cavity configured and dimensioned to receive water to be frozen into ice; and a rod, the rod in turn comprising at least one of a heat source and a heat sink. The mold body is mounted to the rod such... Agent:

20120042682 - Cold drink dispenser system: A system for dispensing cold beverages. The system has a sealed enclosure containing an ice bath with a cold plate immersed therein and an ice system having an ice maker with a control mechanism operatively connected to said ice maker to maintain a predetermined quantity of ice in said ice... Agent:

20120042683 - No-frost refrigeration device: A no-frost refrigeration device includes at least one storage chamber for items to be cooled; and an evaporator chamber which is formed by a two-part first housing having first and second housing parts. The first housing part has, at least locally, a flexible surface, and the second housing part has... Agent: Bsh Bosch Und Siemens Hausger&#xc4 Te Gmbh

20120042684 - Refrigerator: The embodiment relates to a refrigerator. The refrigerator allows a user to easily draw in and out foods stored in a storage chamber.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120042685 - Preconditioned air unit with self-contained cooling modules: A preconditioned air unit for supplying preconditioned air to an aircraft parked on the ground, the preconditioned air unit comprising a main unit with a housing accommodating a flow duct with an air inlet for ambient air and an air outlet for connection to the parked aircraft, a blower connected... Agent: Axa Power Aps

20120042686 - Ejector-type refrigerant cycle device: An ejector-type refrigerant cycle device includes a compressor, a radiator, an ejector, a suction side evaporator disposed to evaporate refrigerant to be drawn into a refrigerant suction port of the ejector, and a discharge capacity control portion configured to control a refrigerant discharge capacity of the compressor. The discharge capacity... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120042687 - Evaporator with cool storage function: An evaporator with a cool storage function includes a cool storage material container disposed at least one of air-passing clearances formed between adjacent refrigerant flow tubes, and fins disposed in air-passing clearances on opposite sides of the cool storage material container. The cool storage material container includes a container body... Agent: Showa Denko K.k.

20120042688 - Heat driven concentrator with alternate condensers: A device and method for concentrating contaminants in a solution comprising contaminated sorbate and clean sorbate wherein the contaminated sorbate freezes at a higher temperature than the clean sorbate. By maintaining the solution at a temperature between the freezing point of the contaminated sorbate and the freezing point of the... Agent: Industrial Idea Partners, Inc.

20120042690 - Lng facility with integrated ngl recovery for enhanced liquid recovery and product flexibility: Process for efficiently operating a natural gas liquefaction system with integrated heavies removal/natural gas liquids recovery to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) and/or natural gas liquids (NGL) products with varying characteristics, such as, for example higher heating value (HHV) and/or propane content. Resulting LNG and/or NGL products are capable of... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20120042689 - Process for purifying natural gas and regenerating one or more adsorbers: One exemplary embodiment can be a process for purifying a natural gas by using first and second adsorbers. The process may include passing a feed including the natural gas through the first adsorber to obtain a purified natural gas product, regenerating the second adsorber in a heating stage, and regenerating... Agent: Uop, LLC

20120042691 - Vapor recovery system utilizing compression-condensation processes and related methods: An off gas extraction system cleans common sources of off gas, such as storage tanks and polluted soils. Off gas is extracted, followed by compression and condensation. Compression and condensation produce an off gas that can be reintroduced as a treated gas into the off gas source. Alternatively, a regenerative... Agent:

  
02/16/2012 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120036867 - Cooling towers: A method for the treatment of water used in a cooling tower, the method including the steps of withdrawing a portion of the water from a basin of the cooling tower, subjecting the water to a magnetic treatment, and withdrawing blow down water for use in irrigation.... Agent:

20120036868 - Magnetocaloric thermal applicance: A magnetocaloric thermal appliance (10) comprising at least one thermal module (2) with at least one magnetocaloric element (3) in contact with a heat transfer fluid and at least one magnetic arrangement (4) arranged so as to create a magnetic field in a gap (6) defined by the magnetic arrangement... Agent: Cooltech Applications S.a.s

20120036869 - Portable refrigerator with fuel cell system and operating method thereof: Disclosed are a portable refrigerator with a fuel cell system and an operating method thereof. The portable refrigerator with a fuel cell system comprises a case having a storage space, a fuel cell stack disposed in the case, a gas tank configured to store gas necessary to operate the fuel... Agent:

20120036870 - Method of both cooling and maintaining the uniform temperature of an extended object: A general method of cooling and maintaining the uniform temperature of an extended structure is provided with specific application discussed of keeping a superconducting coil at cryogenic temperatures in the presence of external heat loads that may be variable in space and time. The approach embeds the structure to be... Agent:

20120036871 - Devices and methods for producing ice beads from an aqueous mixture: The present invention relates to a device (1) for producing ice beads (10). The device (1) comprises at least one cooling device (18) for cooling a hydrophobic liquid (20) to a temperature of at least −5° C. and a receiving vessel (2, 102) having the hydrophobic liquid (20). Furthermore, the... Agent:

20120036872 - Method and apparatus for improving energy efficiency of an ice maker system: Method and apparatus for ice maker systems are disclosed. One exemplary method comprises the step of, in a harvesting cycle of an ice maker system wherein a heating element is turned on at a first time instance to generate heat to separate ice from an ice mold body formed in... Agent:

20120036873 - Low ambient cooling kit for variable refrigerant flow heat pump: Systems and methods for low ambient air temperature cooling in air-source based heat pump systems wherein an outdoor heat pump unit includes a discharge hood positionable over its fan. The hood including a damper that is openable and closeable as a function of outside temperature. The outdoor unit may also... Agent:

20120036874 - Active cooling of a compressor in an appliance: A system for cooling a compressor for an appliance includes a water source, a compressor having an outer shell, the compressor being configured to compress a refrigerant during a cooling cycle of the appliance, and a fluid heat transfer device. The fluid heat transfer device is configured to receive water... Agent:

20120036875 - Storage container with sensor device and regrigerator having the same: A storage container with a sensor device and a refrigerator having the same. A pair of electrode terminals is exposed from the lower surface of a sensor plate installed on the inner surface of the bottom of the storage container, thereby improving reliability in measurement.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120036876 - Heat pump system: A heat pump system includes a heat source unit having a variable-capacity compressor and a heat-source-side heat exchanger that functions as an evaporator for a refrigerant, and a plurality of usage units connected to the heat source unit and having usage-side heat exchangers that function as radiators for the refrigerant.... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.

20120036877 - Evaporative cooling condenser for household appliance: An evaporative cooling condenser for a household appliance cooling system includes a water source, a heat exchanger configured to contain a refrigerant, and a fluid heat transfer device, the fluid heat transfer device configured to receive water from the water source and apply the water to the heat exchanger for... Agent:

20120036878 - Low ambient cooling kit for variable refrigerant flow heat pump: Systems and methods for low ambient air temperature cooling in air-source based heat pump systems wherein an outdoor heat pump unit includes a discharge hood positionable over its fan. The hood including a damper that is openable and closeable as a function of outside temperature. The outdoor unit may also... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics Usa, Inc.

20120036879 - Refrigerator air duct: Provided is a refrigeration appliance (2) that includes a fresh food compartment (8) and a freezer compartment (4). An opening (16) is provided between the freezer compartment and the fresh food compartment to allow air to flow from the fresh food compartment to the freezer compartment and an air tower... Agent: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.

20120036880 - Portable air cooling system: A portable air cooling system having a housing having an air inlet, an air outlet, an exterior surface and an interior cavity. A fan is axially disposed within the interior cavity for generating an air flow drawn from the air inlet, through the interior cavity and discharged through the air... Agent:

20120036881 - Apparatus for breaking ice clumps: An apparatus for breaking ice clumps in a refrigerator. The apparatus includes an ice storage bin, an axle rotatably supported by an ice storage bin, an actuator operatively coupled to the axle and an ice breaker operatively coupled to the actuator. The ice breaker moves in a reciprocal manner upon... Agent:

20120036883 - Apparatus for purifying water: An apparatus for purifying water comprises: an ice making unit configured to make introduced water into ice cubes, and to store the ice cubes; a cold water unit configured to generate cold water by receiving the ice cubes made by the ice making unit; and a cooling unit configured to... Agent:

20120036882 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator is provided. Usability and efficiency of a storage space are improved in the refrigerator.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120036884 - Expansion valve and air conditioner for vehicles having the same: This document relates to an expansion valve and an air conditioner for vehicles having an expansion valve, which can branch and expand refrigerant supplied from a condenser, discharge the branched and expanded refrigerant to an evaporator, and differently control the degree of opening of first and second orifices through first... Agent:

20120036885 - Expansion valve comprising biasing means: An expansion valve (1) comprising an inlet opening adapted to receive fluid medium in a liquid state and at least two outlet openings (8), each being adapted to deliver fluid medium in an at least partly gaseous state, is disclosed, e.g. for use in a refrigeration system. The expansion valve... Agent:

20120036886 - Internal heat exchanger for a motor vehicle air-conditioning system: A heat exchanger is provided for a motor vehicle air-conditioning system with an outer tube through which a fluid and/or a gas can flow and at least one inner tube through which a fluid and/or gas can flow, which at least in sections and subject to the formation of an... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120036887 - Air-conditioning apparatus: A heat-source-side refrigerant cycle A in which compressor 11, an outdoor heat exchanger 13, a second refrigerant flow control device 25b, a first intermediate heat exchanger 21, a first refrigerant flow control device 25, a second intermediate heat exchanger 22, and a third refrigerant flow control device 25c are connected... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120036888 - Method and system for the small-scale production of liquified natural gas (lng) and cold compressed gas (ccng) from low-pressure natural gas: A system for the production of LNG from low-pressure feed gas sources, at small production scales and at lower energy input costs. A system for the small-scale production of cold compressed natural gas (CCNG). A method of dispensing natural gas from stored CCNG, comprising: dispensing CCNG from a CCNG storage... Agent:

20120036889 - Methane conversion process: A process for converting a gaseous hydrocarbon feed comprising methane to an aromatic hydrocarbon is integrated with liquefied natural gas (LNG) and/or pipeline gas production. In the integrated process, the gaseous hydrocarbon feed is supplied to a conversion zone comprising at least one dehydroaromatization catalyst and is contacted with the... Agent:

20120036890 - Nitrogen rejection methods and systems: Methods and systems for removing nitrogen from a natural gas feed stream. The systems and methods generally include a heat exchange unit, a separation unit, and a liquid methane pump unit, where the separation unit produces a liquid methane bottoms stream and a gaseous overhead stream enriched in nitrogen and... Agent: Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company

20120036891 - Air separation method and apparatus: An air separation method and apparatus in which a supercritical oxygen product is produced by heating a pumped liquid oxygen stream having a supercritical pressure, through indirect heat exchange with a boosted pressure air stream. The indirect heat exchange is conducted within a heat exchanger and a liquid nitrogen stream... Agent:

20120036892 - Air separation method and apparatus: An air separation method and apparatus in which a supercritical oxygen product is produced by heating a pumped liquid oxygen stream having a supercritical pressure, through indirect heat exchange with a boosted pressure air stream. The indirect heat exchange is conducted within a heat exchanger and a liquid nitrogen stream... Agent: Praxair Technology, Inc.

  
02/09/2012 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120031108 - Magnetic refrigerating device and magnetic refrigerating system: The magnetic refrigerating device according to one embodiment includes a fixed container filled with a refrigerant, the fixed container including a magnetic material container that is filled with a magnetic material and that can move in the fixed container and an elastic member provided at the end of the magnetic... Agent:

20120031109 - Magnetocaloric refrigerator: The invention is for an apparatus and method for a refrigerator and a heat pump based on the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) offering a simpler, lighter, robust, more compact, environmentally compatible, and energy efficient alternative to traditional vapor-compression devices. The subject magnetocaloric apparatus alternately exposes a suitable magnetocaloric material to strong... Agent:

20120031107 - Thermal generator using magnetocaloric material: A thermal generator (100) with at least one thermal module (110) comprising at least two magnetocaloric elements (111, 112). The thermal generator is characterized in that it comprises at least two magnetic assemblies (131, 132) in which one magnetic assembly (131, 132) subjects at least one magnetocaloric element (111, 112)... Agent: Cooltech Applications

20120031110 - Cryogenic refrigerator coupling structure: For providing a refrigerator coupling structure for enabling attaching/detaching and re-cooling of the refrigerator in a short time-period, by suppressing a heat movement from the refrigerator at the room temperature to an object to be cooled, which is cooled down to cryogenic temperature when attaching a cryogenic refrigerator thereon, while... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20120031111 - Direct contact turbo-chill chamber using secondary coolant: An appliance system that includes an appliance and a turbo-chilling chamber is provided. In one embodiment, the turbo-chilling chamber for chilling a beverage within a beverage container or a foodstuff is operably engaged to an interior surface of the appliance and typically includes a rigid outer wall; a flexible inner... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20120031112 - Turbo-chill chamber with air-flow booster: An appliance system including an appliance and a turbo-chilling chamber is provided. The turbo-chilling chamber has a main body portion that typically includes: a rigid distal wall surrounding a foodstuff receiving space that accommodates variously sized foodstuffs (beverage containers); a rigid inner wall having at least one aperture along the... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20120031113 - Method and apparatus for regeneration water: Ice condensed in a portion in a case in which a cryogenic refrigerator is installed, which is cooled by the cryogenic refrigerator, is melted by increasing a temperature of the ice to a melting point of the ice or higher. Then, while the temperature of the melted ice and a... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20120031114 - Method and system for producing clear ice: A method for making clear ice comprising: filling a water sump to a predetermined level; contacting a refrigerant to an evaporator; circulating water from the sump over the evaporator to form ice on the evaporator; monitoring the water level in the sump; and monitoring the conductivity of the water in... Agent: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC

20120031115 - Low pressure control for signaling a time delay for ice making cycle start up: A method of making ice in an ice making machine comprising: (a) compressing vaporized refrigerant, cooling the compressed refrigerant to condense it into a liquid, feeding the condensed refrigerant through an expansion device and vaporizing the refrigerant in an evaporator to create freezing temperatures in an ice-forming mold to freeze... Agent: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC

20120031117 - Evaporative cooler media kit and method of use: Evaporative cooler media kits and methods of use are disclosed. The media kit is for providing replacement media for use in one or more of a plurality of evaporative coolers. The media kit comprises a plurality of main media components, a plurality of distribution media components, a first width adjustment... Agent: Champion Cooler Corporation

20120031116 - System and method for accurately recharging an air conditioning system: A method of adding refrigerant to an air conditioning system. The method includes measuring a first pressure inside of the air conditioning system and a second pressure inside of a container that holds refrigerant being added to the air conditioning system. The method also includes comparing the difference between the... Agent:

20120031118 - Method and system for power control of ionic cleaners for ice machines using pulse width modulation: A method for decontaminating air in an ice making machine, comprising: controlling the level of ozone outputted from an ozone generator by modulating the voltage using pulse width modulation; and contacting the air with the ozone.... Agent: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC.

20120031119 - Atmospheric lapse rate cooling system: A heat transfer fluid can be cooled using the atmospheric thermal lapse rate. The heat transfer fluid can be ascended to a predetermined altitude above ground level where a temperature of the atmosphere is less than a temperature at the ground level. The heat transfer fluid can be cooled to... Agent:

20120031120 - Defrosting a freezing unit and liquid purification: A method and system for liquid purification and defrosting a freezing unit harvests energy released as heat from a condenser. Liquid received from a source into a first liquid storage container is heated using heat collected from the condenser using at least one heat conducting rod. A second liquid storage... Agent: Manipal Institute Of Technology

20120031121 - Air conditioner and method for operating an air conditioner: In an air conditioner having a refrigerant conducted in a cooling circuit, the cooling circuit includes, but is not limited to at least one vaporizer situated on a low-pressure side, a condenser situated on a high pressure side, a compressor connected between low-pressure side and high pressure side, and a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120031123 - Heat transfer arrangement and electronic housing comprising a heat transfer arrangement and method of controlling heat transfer: A heat transfer arrangement (100) comprises a refrigerant circuit (102), which refrigerant circuit (102) comprises an evaporator (104) adapted to be arranged inside an electronic component housing (112), a condenser (108) adapted to be arranged outside the electronic component housing (112), a first conduit (106) and a second conduit (110).... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

20120031122 - Method to improve heating temperature of heat pump and second-type high temperature absorption heat pump: The method to improve the heating temperature of heat pump and the second-type high temperature absorption heat pump both belong to the field of heat pump technology. We can get the corresponding second-type high temperature absorption heat pump based on the second-type low temperature absorption heat pump as following ways.... Agent:

20120031124 - Edge-lit indicator for an appliance dispenser: An indicator for a dispenser is disclosed. The indicator includes at least one display layer having at least one display surface surrounded by at least one edge surface, the at least one display layer being transparent in a direction of the at least one edge surface; at least one light... Agent:

20120031126 - Control system for an ice maker: A system for ice making includes a controller, a compressor, a condenser, an evaporator, a water sump, a curtain disposed adjacent to the evaporator, a water distributor in communication with the water sump to draw water from the water sump and distribute the water over the evaporator during an ice... Agent: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies,llc

20120031125 - Energy-saving system and container data center including the same: An energy-saving system includes first and second infrared emitters, first and second infrared receivers, an air conditioner, and a controller. The infrared receivers send out detecting signals when the infrared receivers do not receive infrared signals of the infrared emitters. The controller controls the air conditioner to adjust temperature in... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120031127 - Defrost fan control device: A defrost fan control device for a refrigerator is provided. The device comprises a container, a heat exchanger, a chamber, a suction pump, a condensate spraying device, an evaporation coil, and a blower. The suction pump is for sucking up the condensate from the container. The condensate spraying device is... Agent:

20120031128 - Heating and cooling circuit with self heat-up function for air-conditioning system of electric vehicle: The presently disclosed invention uses a heating and cooling circuit to produce both heating and cooling effects through one single air-conditioning unit. It operates in one refrigeration cycle to provide both heating and cooling effects to control the temperature in an electric vehicle's passenger compartment. It also includes a self... Agent:

20120031129 - Temperature controlled compartment and method for a refrigerator: A secondary loop temperature control circuit for a temperature-controlled region in a compartment of a refrigerator is shown. The secondary loop temperature control circuit has a reservoir, configured to have a medium flow there through. A first heat exchanger is in flow communication with the reservoir and is configured to... Agent:

20120031130 - Relay unit and air conditioning apparatus: A relay unit connected to one or a plurality of outdoor units and a plurality of indoor units by different pipeline systems, respectively, so as to exchange heat between a refrigerant circulating through the outdoor unit and a heat medium different from the refrigerant and to circulate the heat medium... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120031132 - Trailer refrigerating apparatus: A generator (40) and an engine (41) for driving the generator (40) are provided. In addition, an inverter section (70) for converting power output from the generator (40) and outputting the power and an electric compressor (22) driven by the power output from the inverter section (70) are provided. The... Agent:

20120031131 - Vehicle, in particular motor vehicle, having absoption refrigerating machine: A motor vehicle has a drive device or engine which generates waste heat. An air conditioning system cools a passenger compartment and/or at least one component of the vehicle. The cooling device is designed as an absorption refrigerating machine which utilizes the waste heat from the drive device, in particular... Agent:

20120031133 - Air conditioner: An air conditioner having a refrigeration cycle including a compressor, a radiator, a pressure-reducing device and an evaporator, a total heat exchanger for performing heat-exchange between outdoor air and air under cooling operation using the evaporator for a room to be air-conditioned, and for ventilating the room to be air-conditioned,... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20120031134 - Indoor unit of air-conditioning apparatus and air-conditioning apparatus: An indoor unit includes a heat exchanger provided on the downstream side of a fan and formed with a plurality of lower end portions in a vertical cross section from the front side to the back side of a casing, a plurality of drain pans provided below the lower end... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120031135 - Apparatus for producing flake ice and method for cleaning, descaling and/or disinfecting an apparatus for producing flake ice: An apparatus for producing flake ice from a liquid is, and a process for cleaning an apparatus for producing flake ice are disclosed. The apparatus is equipped with a rotatably disposed evaporator roller, a shaft on the evaporator roller, the shaft transmitting a torque from a drive unit to the... Agent: Maja-maschinenfabrilk Hermann Schill Gmbh &co. Kg

20120031136 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator is provided. Usability and efficiency of a storage space are improved in the refrigerator.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120031137 - Frozen beverage device: A frozen beverage device has a container and sealable cover to convert a liquid, such as a non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage into an at least semi-frozen slurry containing ice crystals. Freezing devices, which may have a range of shapes, contain refrigerant to form a thin layer of ice/ice crystals on... Agent: Hydro-turbine Developments Pty Ltd

20120031138 - Water supply apparatus in refrigerator: A water supply apparatus arranged in a door of a refrigerator, for conveying water to an icemaker of the refrigerator. The apparatus has a water tube for delivering water from a water source, a support block attached to an inner surface of the door, a fill tube assembled to the... Agent:

20120031139 - Indoor unit of air-conditioning apparatus and air-conditioning apparatus: An indoor unit includes a casing having a suction port formed on an upper portion and a blow-out port on a lower side of a front surface portion, an axial-flow or mixed-flow fan provided on the downstream side of the suction port in the casing, and a heat exchanger provided... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120031140 - Electric vehicle and thermal management system thereof: Disclosed herein is an thermal management system for an electric vehicle, comprising a heat generating component cooling device and a heat pump device, wherein the heat pump device comprises a compressor, a first heat exchanger, a throttling element and a second heat exchanger which are connected through pipelines and form... Agent: Hangzhou Sanhua Research Institute Co., Ltd.

20120031141 - Fluid machine, and refrigerant circuit and waste heat utilization device using the fluid machine: A waste heat utilization device (1) is provided with a Rankine circuit (4) including a fluid machine (10). The fluid machine (10) includes, inside a housing thereof, a drive section (22) configured to be driven by a working fluid introduced from an inlet port (33) and to discharge the working... Agent:

20120031142 - Ice bag with air release valve for therapeutic treatment: A system simultaneously applies compression and cooling to a body part. An ice bag has a removable cap for inserting ice and removing water. An air release valve in the cap allows release of air from the ice bag without removing or loosening the cap. A compression wrap is a... Agent: Hyper Ice, Inc.

20120031144 - Cryogenic system for removing acid gases from a hydrocarbon gas stream, and method of removing acid gases: A system for removing acid gases from a raw gas stream the system includes a cryogenic distillation tower. The tower receives and separates the raw gas stream into an overhead methane stream and a bottom liquefied acid gas stream. Refrigeration equipment downstream of the cryogenic distillation tower cools the overhead... Agent:

20120031143 - Process and appartus for removing gaseous contaminants from gas stream comprising gaseous contaminants: An apparatus and process for removing gaseous contaminants from a feed gas comprising methane and gaseous contaminants, in which the feed gas is cooled to obtain a slurry comprising solid contaminant, liquid contaminant and a methane enriched gaseous phase. The slurry is introduced into a separation device from which the... Agent:

  
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20120023969 - Cooling system of an electromagnet assembly: An assembly for a magnetocaloric refrigeration unit includes a magnetocaloric core. Electromagnetic coils may be wound around the magnetocaloric core. The assembly further includes one or more cooling structures to extract the waste heat generated from the electromagnet coils. In some embodiments, the assembly may include one or more magnetic... Agent: General Electric Company

20120023970 - Cooling and heating water system using thermoelectric module and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed herein are a cooling and heating water system using a thermoelectric module and a method of manufacturing the same. The cooling and heating water system using a thermoelectric module includes first and second substrates disposed to be spaced apart from each other, while facing each other; a cooling water... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics, Co., Ltd.

20120023971 - Refrigerator and method for controlling the same: The refrigerator includes a body, a door rotatably coupled to the body, a storage space in the body for storing goods therein, a camera unit mounted in the storage space for sensing an infrared ray from the stored goods to visualize a surface temperature distribution of the stored goods, a... Agent:

20120023973 - Method and equipment for improving the efficiency of compressors and refrigerators: Compressor with double compression chamber and gas purification process, having a set of movable mechanisms and fixed parts, and procedures for the preparation of refrigerators and hermetic compressors before filling with refrigerant gas, which greatly enhances the energetic efficiency and useful life of refrigeration compressors. Additional, by adding a process... Agent:

20120023972 - Refrigerant charging tool and method: Gas vaporizer for flashing liquid to vapor received from a source prior to introduction into a compressor or the like, such as in air conditioning or refrigeration systems. In certain embodiments the vaporize includes an adapter member for connection to a liquid source, a connector member having a plurality of... Agent: Uniweld Products, Inc.

20120023974 - Refrigerator and method for controlling the same: The refrigerator includes a body having at least one storage space for low temperature storage, a compressor in the body for compressing refrigerant, an evaporator for making heat exchange between the refrigerant from the compressor and air in the storage space, a frost removal heater for removing frost from the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120023975 - Refrigerator and control method thereof: A control method includes determining whether to perform a defrosting operation of an evaporator, closing a valve to prevent refrigerant from moving into the evaporator if implementation of the defrosting operation is determined, performing a refrigerant collecting operation, and opening the valve upon completion of the defrosting operation. Intercepting a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120023976 - Air conditioner and method for controlling the same: An air conditioner and control method thereof is provided which may be controlled to adapt operation to changes in power rates. The method may include receiving electric power related information, determining whether a current power rate included in the received information is higher than a preset reference value, determining occupancy... Agent:

20120023977 - Air conditioner and method for controlling the same: An air conditioner which may controlled to adapt to changes in power rates, and an associated method, are provided. The method may include receiving electric power information, determining whether a current power rate included in the received information is higher than a preset reference value, and supplying electric power from... Agent:

20120023980 - Refrigerator and controlling method of the same: Disclosed are a refrigerator and a controlling method of the same. A change amount of a refrigerating chamber temperature, or a change amount of a freezing chamber temperature may be calculated per time period, and a load corresponding driving may be executed based on the calculated change amount. This may... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120023978 - Refrigerator and driving method thereof: A refrigerator and a driving method thereof are disclosed. A primary compressor and a secondary compressor can form independent cycles together with corresponding evaporators so as to reduce unnecessary power consumption. Also, a backflow prevention valve is installed between the primary and secondary compressors to prevent an increase in pressure... Agent:

20120023981 - Refrigerator and driving method thereof: A refrigerator and a driving method thereof are disclosed. The number of vibration of each compressor, evaporation temperature of each evaporator, or an open time of a refrigerant switching valve is detected to determine whether the flow of refrigerant is biased so as to adjust a cooling capability of the... Agent:

20120023979 - System and method for providing efficient cooling within a test environment: In certain embodiments, a method for cooling includes providing a controller in communication with an auxiliary cooling unit and a primary refrigeration unit. A first chamber temperature measurement associated with an environmental test chamber is received, and the heat load associated with a target temperature is determined. Based on the... Agent: Raytheon Company

20120023982 - Waste heat air conditioning system: The present disclosure provides for a method and apparatus of providing air conditioning from a waste heat source. A vapor state expander is provided producing mechanical work, and a compressing unit is at least partially operative responsive to the mechanical work output of the vapor state expander. In another exemplary... Agent: Linum Systems Ltd.

20120023983 - Removable refrigeration unit: A merchandiser cooler is provided for chilling and/or freezing food and beverage containers. To facilitate service and/or repair of the cooler, the merchandiser cooler includes numerous refrigeration components that are divided between a removable refrigeration unit and permanent placement within a cabinet of the merchandiser cooler. The refrigeration components may... Agent: Sg Beverage Solutions, Inc.

20120023984 - Air conditioner: In a compressor shell built in an outdoor unit of an air conditioner, a compressor shell thermistor that detects a temperature of the shell is installed. Also, an outside air temperature thermistor that detects an outside air temperature is installed in an outdoor unit. The outside air temperature is compared... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120023985 - Preconditioned air unit with variable frequency driving: A preconditioned air unit for supplying preconditioned air to an aircraft parked on the ground, the preconditioned air unit comprising a housing accommodating a flow duct with an air inlet for ambient air and an air outlet for connection to the parked aircraft, a blower connected with the flow duct... Agent: Axa Power Aps

20120023986 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator includes a heat transfer unit, which transfers heat generated from a machine room within a refrigerator main body to a periphery of a home bar so as to remove dew formed at the periphery of the home bar, and an insulating unit for surrounding an outer circumference of... Agent:

20120023987 - Refrigeration demand response recovery: A refrigerator comprises a fresh food compartment and a freezer compartment and one or more power consuming features/functions including a refrigeration system for cooling the fresh food compartment and the freezer compartment. A controller is operatively connected to the one or more power consuming features/functions. The controller is configured to... Agent:

20120023988 - Desiccant air-conditioning system: To reduce energy consumption, a desiccant air-conditioning system is provided with: an air supply channel 1 that supplies outside air A1 that flows from the outside, to an object to be air-conditioned; an exhaust channel 2 that exhausts return air A2 that flows from the object to be air-conditioned, to... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20120023989 - Air conditioning apparatus: An air conditioning apparatus includes a compressor, an indoor and outdoor heat exchangers, an indoor fan, an outdoor expansion element, a refrigerant-pressure-perceiving part, which perceives a pressure of refrigerant sent from the compressor to the indoor heat exchanger, and a control part, which performs startup fan control in which the... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.

20120023990 - Hybrid electric water heater with external discharge ducting: A duct adapter system directs air flow relative to a hybrid water heater. The duct adapter system includes a collar adapted to surround a vent of a hybrid water shroud. The collar couples to standard duct pipe to extend ductwork to a heat pump portion of the hybrid water heater.... Agent: General Electric Company

20120023991 - Onboard vehicle compression storage system: A system, including a motion-driven air compressor, configured to compress air in response to motion of a vehicle, and an air storage enclosure configured to store a compressed air from the motion-driven air compressor, wherein the system is configured to deliver the compressed air to a vehicle subsystem to decrease... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20120023992 - Ultra-violet lamp and reflector/shield assembly: An ultra-violet lamp and reflector/shield assembly designed to be mounted in a commercial HVAC, and to other types of A/C units is described herein. The reflector/shield includes a reflective inner surface creating an illumination pattern and an outer surface shielding the UV lamp from the air flow. An orienting and... Agent:

20120023993 - Evaporator with integrated heating element: An evaporator coil includes a conduit having an interior passageway that provides a pathway for a flow of refrigerant. An outer wall of the conduit forms a channel having a longitudinal opening. The channel extends lengthwise adjacent to the interior passageway. The channel contains an electrical heating element that is... Agent:

20120023994 - Surge protector, an hvac unit including the surge protector and a method of testing electrical equipment: A surge protector, an HVAC unit including the surge protector and a method of testing electrical equipment employing the surge protector is disclosed. In one embodiment, the surge protector includes: (1) a first lead, a second lead and a third lead and (2) a protective network having three surge protection... Agent: Lennox Industries, Incorporated

20120023995 - Power transmission assembly and ice-making assembly using the same: An ice-making assembly for a refrigerator, which can effectively separate ice from a tray and a power transmission assembly for transmitting power to the tray are provided. The power transmission assembly includes a body unit defining an exterior of the ice-making assembly and a plurality of gear teeth protruding from... Agent:

20120023997 - Refrigerator: In a refrigerator, a cooling air duct for supplying cooling air to an ice making chamber is installed to be exposed from an inner wall face of a refrigerator chamber. Thus, the thickness of the refrigerator main body can be sufficiently secured, and accordingly, temperature of cooling air flowing through... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120023998 - Refrigerator with instant ice maker: The present invention relates to a refrigerator having an instant ice maker, and according to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a refrigerator including a refrigerator body provided with a freezing chamber and a refrigerating chamber; a first and a second ice maker disposed inside the refrigerator,... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120023996 - Twist tray ice maker system: Techniques for use in ice maker systems are disclosed. In one example, an ice tray apparatus includes an ice mold body formed substantially of a metal material, and a holder for holding the ice mold body, the holder including a rotation-stopping feature formed thereon. The ice tray assembly may be... Agent:

20120024000 - Ice making machine: Provided is a device for cooling a condenser of an ice making machine. Water and air are simultaneously supplied to the surface of the condenser, and heat of vaporization absorbed during evaporation of the water is used, thereby maximizing cooling performance on the condenser just with a small amount of... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120023999 - Refrigerator having ice transfer unit: A refrigerator includes: a refrigerator main body including a freezing chamber positioned at a lower portion thereof and a refrigerating chamber positioned at an upper portion thereof; an ice maker and an ice bank positioned at an inner side of the freezing chamber; an ice dispenser positioned at an inner... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120024002 - Refrigerator having multiple ice banks: A refrigerator includes: a refrigerator main body including a freezing chamber positioned at a lower portion thereof and a refrigerating chamber positioned at an upper side of the freezing chamber; an ice maker positioned at a portion in any of the freezing chamber and the refrigerating chamber; first and second... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120024001 - Refrigerator with ice dispenser: The present invention relates to a refrigerator having an ice dispenser, and according to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a refrigerator including a refrigerator body having a freezing chamber located at a lower portion thereof and a refrigerating chamber located at an upper portion of the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120024003 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a main body defining a refrigerator compartment and a freezer compartment, a door selectively closing the refrigerator compartment and the freezer compartment, respectively, a plurality of receiving members spaced apart vertically from each other in the refrigerator compartment, and a dispenser between upper... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120024004 - Beverage cooler: A beverage cooler is configured for retaining a plurality of beverage containers. The beverage cooler includes a rigid body defining a plurality of recessed surfaces that are each sized to receive at least a portion of a side surface of a beverage container. A cooling chamber is defined within at... Agent:

20120024005 - Beverage cooler: A beverage cooler for cooling one or more beverages and a method for assembled the beverage cooler are disclosed herein. The beverage cooler includes a frame member having a cooling chamber defined within at least a portion of the frame member, and a beverage support surface that is mounted with... Agent:

20120024006 - Household refrigerator: A refrigeration device, in particular a household refrigerator, includes a cooling chamber and at least one shelf for cooled products stored in the cooling chamber between interior walls of the cooling chamber. The shelf has a first planar shelf surface section and a second planar shelf surface section which is... Agent: Bsh Bosch Und Siemens Hausger&#xc4 Te Gmbh

20120024007 - Compressor for refrigeration and air-conditioning and refrigerating and air-conditioning apparatus: r

20120024008 - Heat source unit: A time for loading a refrigerant is shortened when a utilization unit of an air conditioner is installed. A heat source unit 1 includes a compressor 100; a heat-source-side heat exchanger 200; a refrigerant regulator 61 storing a refrigerant; an introducing pipe 62 which is a pipe that is branched... Agent:

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