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Refrigeration March listing by industry category 03/12Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/29/2012 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120073307 - Heat exchanger unit and thermal cycling unit: A heat exchanger unit according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a plurality of heat exchangers that includes magnetic particles therein; and a connection section that is provided between the heat exchangers to connect the heat exchangers, the connection section including a solid-core member, a porous body or a combined substance... Agent:
20120073308 - Apparatus and method for controlling the temperature of a black body: Provided is an apparatus for controlling temperature of a black body. The apparatus includes a black body emitting radiant energy of infrared rays; a first Peltier element adjacent to the black body, the first Peltier element having a 1a surface and a 1b surface that selectively emit or absorb heat;... Agent: Korea Basic Science Institute
20120073309 - Thermoelectric drinking apparatus and thermoelectric heat pump: A thermoelectric drinking apparatus has a feeding pipe, a cooling-gain circulating loop, a heating-gain circulating loop, an outlet pipe, and a thermoelectric heat pump. The thermoelectric heat pump has a cooling unit attached to the cold side of a thermoelectric chip, which has a cooling channel in its interior, and... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120073310 - Cryogenic vacuum break thermal coupler: A novel thermal coupler apparatus and method to couple a cryocooler or another cooling device to a superconducting magnet or cooled object allows for replacement without a need to break the cryostat vacuum or to warm up the superconducting magnet or other cooled object. A method uses a pneumatic actuator... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20120073311 - Refrigerant system and method for controlling the same: A refrigerant system and a method for controlling the same are provided. A refrigerant system includes: an outdoor heat exchanger disposed in an operating loop of the refrigerant system and configured to perform a heat exchange between outdoor air and a refrigerant; a compressor disposed in the operating loop and... Agent:
20120073312 - Systems and methods for use in freezing or thawing biopharmaceutical materials: A system for use in freezing or thawing a biopharmaceutical material includes a container means and a support member. The container means has a receiving cavity receiving the biopharmaceutical material therein. The support member is connected to and supported by the container means. A transmitter is configured to propagate an... Agent: Sartorius Stedim North America Inc.
20120073313 - Refigerant system and a control method the same: The present invention relates to the refrigerant system in which the refrigerant amount stored in the accumulator may be adjusted by the super cooling adjustment unit according to the indoor conditioning load. Therefore, according to the present invention, the flow refrigerant amount on the refrigerant cycle may be optimally adjusted... Agent:
20120073314 - Air cooling & humidifying device and method within buildings: An air cooling and humidifying device comprises an air supply unit, a high-pressure air generator, a low-pressure air generator and an atomizer. The air supply unit comprises several air vent, a high-pressure air chamber, and a low-pressure air chamber connected with the air vents. The high-pressure air generator is connected... Agent:
20120073315 - Ammonia-water absorption refrigeration unit: An ammonia water absorption chiller unit for drive temperatures of also less than 100° C. with at least one absorber arranged in a refrigerant cycle, wherein the absorber includes a fully welded packet of plates for an inner medium which is in turn placed in a casing for an outer... Agent:
20120073316 - Control of a transcritical vapor compression system: A transcritical vapor compression system includes a compressor for compressing a refrigerant, a first heat exchanger for cooling the refrigerant, an expansion device for decreasing the pressure of the refrigerant, a second heat exchanger for absorbing heat into the refrigerant, and a controller programmed to calculate a first energy difference... Agent: Thermo King Corporation
20120073318 - Refrigerant system with multiple load modes: A refrigerant system capable of operating at multiple capacity modes includes an evaporator, a multi-stage compressor assembly, a first fluid flow path, a second fluid flow path, a first valve, and a second valve. The multi-stage compressor assembly has a first stage and a second stage. The first fluid flow... Agent: Carrier Corporation
20120073317 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator includes a compressor to compress refrigerant, a condenser to liquefy the refrigerant supplied from the compressor, a capillary tube to decompress and expand the refrigerant supplied from the condenser, an evaporator to vaporize the refrigerant supplied from the capillary tube, a shutoff valve installed at an inlet of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120073319 - Co2 refrigeration system for ice-playing surfaces: A CO2 refrigeration system comprises a condensation reservoir. CO2 refrigerant is accumulated in the reservoir. The CO2 refrigerant circulates between supracompression and evaporation loops. The supracompression loop comprises a compression stage for compression CO2 refrigerant to a supracompression state, a cooling stage in which CO2 refrigerant releases heat, and a... Agent:
20120073320 - Atmospheric water generator: An atmospheric water generator includes a refrigeration system. The evaporators may be roll-bond evaporators. Fans cooperate with a radiator and the evaporators to induce an in-flow stream of air from ambient air into and through, firstly, the condenser, and secondly, the radiator. The in-flow stream of air is cooled by... Agent:
20120073321 - Refrigerator door mullion apparatus and system: A French-style refrigerator door is disclosed. The refrigerator door includes an actuator and a mullion bar rotatably mounted to the door. The mullion bar is responsive to the actuator to automatically rotate from a first position to a second position upon actuation of the actuator.... Agent:
20120073322 - Temperature-controlled cargo container with air distribution: The distribution of condition air into the cargo space of a temperature controlled container is improved. Conditioned air may be selectively distributed into the cargo space from a plenum beneath the cargo support floor through a plurality of longitudinally and laterally spaced apart openings through the cargo support floor. Side... Agent: Carrier Corporation
20120073323 - Refrigeration system connection fitting: A disclosed connector assembly for a refrigerant system mounted within an aircraft includes a metal seal disposed within a seal bore of a connector and compressed against a seal face of a nipple secured to the connector by a threaded member. The connector includes a seal bore that receives the... Agent:03/22/2012 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120067064 - Thermo-electric structure: The invention is a split-thermo-electric structure for cooling, heating, or stabilizing the temperature of an object or for electric power generation. The structure of the invention is comprised of one or more legs comprised of two or more layers of thermo-electric material and a connection layer (26) between each pair... Agent: Lamos Inc.
20120067065 - Cryopump system and method for controlling the cryopump system: A cryopump system includes: a plurality of cryopumps; a plurality of compressor units arranged to operate in parallel in accordance with a control output, respectively, to supply refrigerant gas to the plurality of cryopumps; and a cryopump controller operative to determine the control output for each of the plurality of... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120067066 - Freeze tunnel and methods of use: A freeze tunnel can have a conveyor configured to move food product from a first end to a second end. At least one first cooling unit and at least one first fan can be positioned on the first side of the conveyor, and at least one second cooling unit and... Agent: Conagra Foods Lamb Weston, Inc.
20120067067 - Installation and method for the production of cold and/or heat: An installation for the production of cold and/or heat has a driving and a receiving machine. The driving machine has means for circulating a working fluid GM, an evaporator EM, at least one transfer cylinder CTM that contains a transfer liquid LT in a lower part and the working fluid... Agent:
20120067068 - Receiver fill valve and control method: A heat pump includes a valve system that connects a receiver tank in fluid communication with an indoor heat exchanger, wherein the valve system, operating under a novel control scheme, works in conjunction with the receiver to control the heat pump's effective refrigerant charge. To avoid suction or discharge pressure... Agent: Trane International Inc.
20120067069 - Closed circuit food dehydrating process: The present invention discloses the special and unique process for a Closed Circuit Food Dehydration Process wherein the uniqueness of the present invention lies in the combination of chilling recirculating air within an enclosed chamber containing the food to be dehydrated to extract and remove latent moisture from within the... Agent:
20120067071 - Gas processing apparatus: Disclosed is a gas processing apparatus which can be operated independently of the feed flow rate of a process gas. The gas processing apparatus comprises a compressor (1), a first processing unit (2) at the downstream side of the compressor (1), an expander (3) at the downstream side of the... Agent:
20120067070 - Low temperature heat pump: A reverse cycle heat pump system having an indoor heat exchange coil, an outdoor heat exchange coil, a compressor, and a compressor discharge line, and operable in an indoor heating mode and an indoor cooling mode. The outdoor coil is substantially larger than the indoor coil, and the compressor is... Agent:
20120067072 - Methods, systems, and devices for controlling anti-sweat heaters: The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to anti-sweat heater systems for refrigeration units. More specifically, certain embodiments relate to anti-sweat heater control systems having one or more controllers that operate anti-sweat heaters independently of each other.... Agent: Supermarket Energy Solutions
20120067073 - Energy-saving air conditioner and illumination controller: An energy-saving air conditioner and illumination controller is applied to an interior space to regulate the air conditioner fan and the illumination device in the space according to the detected interior temperature, brightness, and status of users in the space. Therefore, a manual operation for regulate temperature and brightness is... Agent:
20120067074 - Separable heat pump and water heater: A water heater device with an integrated modular heat pump is described. The water heater device has an insulated glass-lined casing for storing water to be heated. One or more resistive heating elements are provided in the casing for heating water. A cold water conduit introduces water in a lower... Agent:
20120067075 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator includes a refrigerator main body having a storage space to store foods and a machine room to accommodate a part of a refrigerant compression cycle apparatus, a condenser disposed between a bottom surface of the refrigerator main body and a lower surface of the storage space, at least... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120067076 - Table top water dispenser having a refrigerator-cooled cold plate: Applicants provide a portable, modular table top system for dispensing chilled carbonated water, chilled non-carbonated water, and ambient (non-chilled) non-carbonated water therefrom. The table top water dispenser includes a cold plate that is chilled by evaporation of a refrigerant, which is part of a cold plate cooling circuit, which includes... Agent: Schroeder Industries, Inc. D/b/a Schroeder America
20120067077 - Torque estimating divice for compressor: A torque estimating device of a compressor for an ejector-type refrigerant cycle device includes a high pressure detector disposed to detect a physical amount having a relation with a high-pressure side refrigerant pressure of a refrigerant cycle, an evaporation pressure detector disposed to detect a physical amount having a relation... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120067078 - Cryogenic cooling system: An apparatus according to various embodiments can be configured to use a cryogen for cooling articles, particularly having applications for chilling extrusions. The apparatus removes thermal energy from an article by conductive and convective heat transfer. The apparatus allows for heat transfer from an outer surface of an article, and... Agent:
20120067079 - Nitrogen rejection and liquifier system for liquified natural gas production: A method for recovering liquefied natural gas from a gas mixture containing natural gas and impurities by subjecting the natural gas to a series of steps beginning with feeding a natural gas stream containing impurities to a nitrogen rejection unit; feeding the purified natural gas stream to a liquefier heat... Agent:
20120067080 - Mixed refrigerant compression circuit: A refrigerant circuit includes a first compression stage for compressing a mixed refrigerant gas, the first compression stage including at least a first compressor body and a second parallel compressor body, each compressor body including a suction inlet and an outlet, a first distribution means for splitting the flow of... Agent: Woodside Energy Limited
20120067081 - Process and plant for recovering argon in a separation unit for a purge gas used in the synthesis of ammonia: A plant for producing an argon-rich stream from a mixture formed by a purge fluid in an ammonia production plant comprises: at least one phase separator; a methane scrubbing column; a methane separation column; a nitrogen/argon separation column; a line for sending the mixture into at least one phase separator,... Agent: L'air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'etude Et L'exploitatin Des Procedes Georges Claude
20120067082 - Method and apparatus for producing at least one argon-enriched fluid and at least one oxygen-enriched fluid from a residual fluid: The invention relates to a method for producing an argon-enriched fluid and an oxygen-enriched fluid from a fluid resulting from a method for purifying of oxy-fuel combustion fumes, wherein said method comprises purifying the residual gas by a purification method in order to produce a gas enriched with carbon dioxide... Agent: L'air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'etude Et Expl03/15/2012 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120060512 - 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:
20120060513 - 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:
20120060514 - Tube picking mechanisms with an ultra-low temperature or cryogenic picking compartment: A tube picking mechanism is designed for use in an automated, ultra-low temperature (e.g. −80° C. or −135° C.) or cryogenic (e.g., about −140° C. to −196° C.) storage and retrieval system that stores biological or chemical samples. The samples are contained in storage tubes held in SBS footprint storage... Agent: Hamilton Storage Technologies, Inc.
20120060515 - Insulation, in an argon atmosphere, of a double-walled liquefied gas tank: A double-walled liquefied gas tank characterized in that one or more insulation spaces about the vat containing the liquid are filled with a mixture, consisting mainly of argon trapped by gravity, between the outer walls of the vat and: a) for the insulating space (2) located below the bottom wall... Agent: New Generation Natural Gas
20120060516 - Fuel gas supply system and method of an lng carrier: A fuel gas supply system of a vessel, such as an LNG carrier, is provided for supplying fuel gas to a high-pressure gas injection engine of an LNG carrier, wherein LNG is extracted from an LNG storage tank of the LNG carrier, compressed at a high pressure, gasified, and then... Agent: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
20120060517 - Method for supplying refined liquefied gas: A method for supplying a refined liquefied gas, in which prior to the supply of a liquefied gas stored in a container, the liquefied gas is refined by (1) determining the concentrations of impurities in the gas phase, then estimating the concentration of each impurity in the liquid phase from... Agent: Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
20120060519 - Cryopump and cryogenic refrigerator: A refrigerator includes a displacer coupling structure, wherein one of two coupled displacers protrudes into the other of the two coupled displacers to the extent that an end of a regenerator built in the one of the two coupled displacers positions itself inside of the other of the two coupled... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120060518 - Cryopump and filter device: A cryopump includes: a cryopump housing arranged to define an inner space of the cryopump from an outer environment; an exhaust duct arranged to connect with the cryopump housing so as to exhaust fluid from the inner space of the cryopump to the outer environment; and a filter structure. The... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120060520 - Input/output module and overall temperature control of samples: An automated storage and retrieval system for storing chemical and biological samples includes freezer chests maintained at an ultra-low temperature (e.g. −80° C.) or a cryogenic temperature. The freezer chests are located within a refrigerated (e.g. −20° C.) enclosure. Samples are loaded through a wall of the enclosure and are... Agent: Hamilton Storage Technologies, Inc.
20120060522 - Method for controlling an air conditioning system: An air conditioning method is provided. The method comprises when a refrigerant circuit is in operation and a temperature of an evaporator of the refrigerant circuit is lower than a temperature of a heat exchanger of a heating circuit, transferring heat from the heat exchanger to air passing through the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120060521 - Transcritical heat pump water heater and method of operation: A method for increasing efficiency of a transcritical heat pump water heater system is provided, as well as the corresponding system. The refrigerant, such as CO2, is compressed to a supercritical point and passed through a gas cooler that is wrapped at least partially around a water storage tank, wherein... Agent: General Electric Company
20120060523 - Evaporator coil staging and control for a multi-staged space conditioning system: A space conditioning system comprising an evaporator subunit (ES) and control subunit (CS). The ES includes at least three evaporator stages in a pathway of air flow through the ES. First and second stages are adjacent and have major surfaces substantially parallel to each other. A third stage is located... Agent: Lennox Industries Inc.
20120060524 - Air conditioner having an air dehumidifying device and method for operating such an air conditioner: An aircraft air conditioning system has a fresh air line connected to a fresh air inlet for supplying fresh air to the air conditioning system and a sorption device disposed in the fresh air line which contains a sorbent for taking up moisture from the fresh air flowing through the... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20120060525 - Apparatus and method for monitoring super-heating of refrigerant to improve compressor efficiency and lower energy usage: Apparatus and methodologies are provided to monitor temperature from at least two locations on an evaporator in a refrigeration system. Operational characteristics of one or more of the compressor, condenser and evaporator cooling fans are adjusted based on the difference in temperature between the two locations on the evaporator. In... Agent: General Electric Company
20120060526 - Refrigerator energy and temperature control: Apparatus and methodologies are provided to improve the refrigeration system by precisely controlling refrigerator compartment and heat exchanger temperatures through continuous modulation of device speeds or positions to match capacity with instantaneous load. A controller in a refrigerator is configured to provide a plurality of control loops to control various... Agent: General Electric Company
20120060528 - Gas treatment device: Disclosed is a gas treatment device that can efficiently regulate the temperature of a gas without being affected by load. Said device is provided with: a compressor (1); a heat exchanger; a separator; an expander (3); a refrigerant gas flow control valve (22); a branching channel (13); a first branching-channel... Agent:
20120060527 - Refrigerator: A motor driving device for a refrigerator is disclosed. The refrigerator includes a condenser to condense refrigerant, a fan module mounted to one surface of the condenser so as to blow air; a first circuit unit including a microprocessor to output a speed command signal and a filter unit connected... Agent:
20120060529 - Refrigeration system energy monitoring and diagnostics: A management center is configured to communicate with a controller for an energy consuming system at a remote location, to receive ambient temperature data corresponding to an ambient temperature at the remote location, to calculate a projected energy consumption value for at least one component of the energy consuming system... Agent: Emerson Retail Services, Inc.
20120060530 - Air conditioner: It is an object of the present invention to provide an air conditioner for inhibiting noise increase and heating performance degradation due to frost attachment onto an outdoor heat exchanger. In an air conditioner (1), a determining part (43) of a control unit (4) determines that the amount of frost... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
20120060532 - Heating dedicated air conditioner: A heating dedicated air conditioner includes a compression mechanism, an indoor heat exchanger, an outdoor heat exchanger, an expansion mechanism provided between one end of the indoor heat exchanger and one end of the outdoor heat exchanger, a four-way switching valve switchable between first and second states of connection between... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
20120060531 - Versatile environmentally conscious apparatus: Disclosed is a system to extract water moisture from the atmosphere, highly purify and condition the extracted water, and provide beverages for human consumption. In one embodiment, the device collects water-vapor condensation from filtered intake air, and then subjects the condensate to a series of purification filters and to a... Agent: Ecoloblue, Inc.
20120060533 - Pressure reduction system and vacuum treatment device: A depressurization system includes a plurality of depressurization devices, each of which includes a cooling; and a compression device. The compression device includes a compression unit, which is provided with an AC electric motor, and supplies a compressed coolant to each cooling unit at a flow rate corresponding to a... Agent: Ulvac, Inc.
20120060534 - Heat pump water heater: A heat pump water heater that includes a compressor, a condenser, an expansion device, and an evaporator. The condenser is in a heat exchange relationship with a water storage tank and includes a heat exchange coil with a first section and a second section. The first section has a first... Agent:
20120060535 - Heat pump water heater with external inlet tube: A heat pump water heater system includes a water storage tank and a sealed heat pump cycle with a compressor, a condenser or gas cooler, an evaporator, and a refrigerant. The condenser/gas cooler is disposed in a heat exchange relationship with at least a portion of the water storage tank... Agent: General Electric Company
20120060536 - Method and apparatus for tempering material: A method and apparatus for tempering material is provided. One or more liquids are atomized by at least one sprayer into droplets which are guided towards a surface of a hot material so that at least some of the droplets collide with the surface of the hot material and evaporate,... Agent: Beneq Oy
20120060537 - Chemical heat pump comprising an active surface: Chemical heat pump comprising an active surface. A chemical heat pump working according to the hybrid principle with an active substance and a volatile liquid whereby the active substance is in a reactor part 1 and the volatile liquid is in a condenser/evaporator part 3, while the volatile liquid is... Agent: Climatewell Ab (publ)
20120060538 - Heat pump apparatus: To provide a heat pump apparatus, such as a heat pump water heating apparatus, capable of efficiently supplying high-temperature water by increasing a condensation capacity to a maximum if the outside air temperature is low. The heat pump water heating apparatus is configured to include a first refrigeration cycle and... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120060539 - Cassette puller: A cassette puller for an automated storage and retrieval system that stores biological or chemical samples in freezers maintained at ultra-low temperature (e.g., −80° C.) or cryogenic temperatures includes a vertical sleeve into which the selected cassette is lifted. The cassette puller is mounted to a traveling gantry and transports... Agent: Hamilton Storage Technologies, Inc.
20120060540 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator in which a water tank and a filter, which have conventionally been located in a storage compartment, are installed to a rear surface of a door and are arranged in parallel to a dispenser, which expands a storage space of the storage compartment and shortens a water supply... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120060541 - Sample storage cassette for ultra-low or cryogenic temperatures: A storage cassette including a plurality of generally vertical compartments for storing sample tube racks and/or SBS formatted plates is constructed to be flexible along its substantially vertical axis thereby facilitating reliable robotic placement and retrieval of the cassette from nesting tubes located within a horizontal freezer compartment. Insulated walls... Agent: Hamilton Storage Technologies, Inc.
20120060542 - valve for a vapour compression system: A valve comprising an inlet opening adapted to receive fluid medium and at least two outlet openings, each being fluidly connected to a flow path being arranged fluidly in parallel, is disclosed. The valve comprises a first valve part (1) and a second valve part (3). The first valve part... Agent: Danfoss A/s
20120060544 - Refrigerator: The present invention relates to a refrigerator. The present invention improves a structure of a door and a storage basket, thereby making it possible to facilitate the storage and a drawing out of articles.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120060543 - Vacuum insulator for a refrigerator appliance: A vacuum insulator for portions of the refrigeration cycle of a refrigerator appliance is provided. The vacuum insulator can be applied to the suction line leading to the refrigerant compressor, the capillary tube leading to the evaporator inlet, and/or the capillary tube—suction line heat exchanger. An outer insulating layer is... Agent: General Electric Company
20120060545 - Condenser assembly for multiple refrigeration systems: A dual system refrigerator condenser assembly includes a first condenser tube member having a width and opposite connection ends, and a second condenser tube member having a width and opposite connection ends. The condenser tube members are disposed width-wise adjacent to each other and in a common plane. A plurality... Agent: General Electric Company
20120060546 - Receiver dryer: A receiver dryer for a motor vehicle air conditioning system includes an elongate housing, the housing having opposite ends and an external wall that extends between the ends, an inlet positioned in a first section of the housing for receiving condensed refrigerant from the condenser unit, an outlet positioned in... Agent: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
20120060547 - Motor for compressor, compressor and refrigeration cycle apparatus: A motor for a compressor comprises: a stator including a plurality of slots each having a slot opening, teeth formed between neighboring slots; and a rotor arranged at an inner side of the stator, a number of permanent magnet holes, the number of which is same as a number of... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120060548 - Refrigeration cycle apparatus: A refrigeration cycle apparatus which is capable of performing matching of the volumetric flow rate without performing pre-expansion it obtained. A refrigeration circuit includes a compression unit including a main compressor and a second compressor, a gas cooler, an expansion mechanism, and an evaporator interconnected with pipes, and a sub-compression... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120060549 - Heat exchanger for an appliance: An improved heat exchanger for an appliance is provided. More particularly, the present invention provides a new condenser for a refrigerator that is formed from a conduit wound into the shape of a conical helix. Extensions from the surface of the conduit provide additional area for heat exchange. A fan... Agent: General Electric Company
20120060550 - Heat exchanger for a refrigeration system: Heat exchanger systems described and illustrated here in include multiple stacked plates each defining an aperture, first and second flow ducts formed by the stacked plates, multiple inflow and outflow ducts formed by the apertures in the stacked plates, a first heat exchanger section defining a condenser including first and... Agent:
20120060551 - Refrigerating cycle device, air conditioner: Energy saving of a refrigerating cycle device is achieved by equalizing heat-medium inlet temperatures of a plurality of use-side heat exchangers. There are provided with a plurality of use-side heat exchangers, inter-heat-medium heat exchangers, a channel that connects the inter-heat-medium heat exchanger and the use-side heat exchanger, a heat-medium circulation... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120060552 - Method and apparatus for cooling a gaseous hydrocarbon stream: A gaseous hydrocarbon stream (10) is cooled to produce a liquefied hydrocarbon stream (20). The gaseous hydrocarbon stream (10) is cooled in one or more heat exchangers (140a) using a first refrigerant from a first refrigerant circuit (100) in which said first refrigerant is compressed in a first compressor (110)... Agent:
20120060553 - Natural gas liquefaction: The invention relates to a method for liquefying a hydrocarbon-rich feed fraction, preferably natural gas, against a nitrogen refrigeration cycle. A feed fraction is cooled against gaseous nitrogen that is to be warmed, and liquefied against liquid nitrogen that is to be vaporized. The feed fraction is cooled and liquefied... Agent: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
20120060554 - Method for separating off nitrogen and hydrogen from natural gas: The invention relates to a method for separating off nitrogen and lighter components, in particular hydrogen, carbon monoxide, neon and argon, from a feed fraction (e.g., natural gas) that is to be liquefied containing at least methane, nitrogen and hydrogen. The cooling and liquefaction of the feed fraction proceeds against... Agent: Linde Aktiengesellschaft03/08/2012 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120055170 - Thermoelectric cooling systems and engines: A space efficient system especially suited for use as an entirely self-contained stand-alone unit usable in any of multiple contexts where heating or cooling of a defined-volume or enclosure is required. Hot or cold sides of the thermoelectric assemblies face toward one another into a central airflow that enters and... Agent:
20120055171 - Fuel gas supply system and method of an lng carrier: A fuel gas supply system of a vessel, such as an LNG carrier, is provided for supplying fuel gas to a high-pressure gas injection engine of an LNG carrier, wherein LNG is extracted from an LNG storage tank of the LNG carrier, compressed at a high pressure, gasified, and then... Agent: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
20120055172 - Arrangement with at least one superconductive cable: An arrangement with at least one superconductive cable (1) is indicated which is arranged in a cryostat (KR) serving for guiding a cooling agent, wherein the cryostat (KR) includes at least one thermally insulated metal pipe to the outside of the cryostat (KR) is applied an electrically well conductive material... Agent:
20120055173 - Equipment and method for surface treatment by jets of cryogenic fluid: The invention relates to working equipment that uses one or more jets of high-pressure fluid at a cryogenic temperature, including a source (1) of cryogenic fluid connected to a mobile tool (4) including fluid-dispensing nozzles (11) for dispensing jets of high-pressure cryogenic fluid, and first and second protection enclosures arranged... Agent:
20120055174 - Electrocaloric heat transfer: Techniques for transferring heat from a heat source to a heat destination, and systems for transferring heat from a heat source to a heat destination are provided. More particularly, techniques and systems for transferring heat by utilizing one or more electrocaloric heat pumps are provided. An example heat pump may... Agent:
20120055176 - Air-conditioning clutch override device and method: Methods and devices that use an engine load condition of a vehicle, for example, the vehicle's engine intake manifold or plenum vacuum, to promote the efficiency of the engine. The methods and devices are operable to control the compressor of the vehicle's air-conditioning system, enabling the compressor to be shut... Agent:
20120055175 - Automobile hybrid air conditioning system: A hybrid air conditioning system for a combustion engine vehicle. When the combustion engine is running and a rechargeable battery unit is not at full charge, an electric machine is configured by an MCU control unit as mechanically coupled to the combustion engine, and a battery charger is configured as... Agent: Automotive Parts And Accessory Systems R&d Centre Ltd
20120055177 - Air conditioner and control method thereof: An air conditioner controls supply of refrigerant so that the refrigerant is first supplied to one or more indoor units in operation from an outdoor unit, and is then supplied to a hot water generator, thereby sufficiently supplying refrigerant to the indoor units in heating operation even when the hot... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120055178 - Heat pump apparatus and method for controlling regulating valve: It is aimed to provide a heat pump type hot-water supply outdoor apparatus that can control a temperature of a compressor shell, according to a water temperature of a water circuit and a temperature of the compressor. A heat pump type hot-water supply outdoor apparatus includes a refrigeration cycle including... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120055181 - Cooling system and defrosting control method thereof: A cooling system including an evaporator to exchange heat with air, a frost detector installed on the evaporator to detect frost, and a control unit to determine whether a current time corresponds to a frost detection point, to control the frost detector to operate when the current time corresponds to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120055179 - Dsm defrost during high demand: A method includes providing a standard supply of electrical power to a defrost heater during a standard defrost cycle for a refrigeration system of an appliance, detecting a high energy demand period during the standard defrost cycle, and enabling a reduced consumption of electrical power by the defrost heater in... Agent:
20120055180 - Isolated cold plate refrigeration system with user selected temperature control: An isolated cold plate refrigeration system provides a cargo compartment isolated from a cold plate compartment. A user defines the target temperature of the cargo compartment. When the temperature of the cargo compartment rises above the target temperature and cool air is required to reduce the temperature of the cargo... Agent: Johnson Truck Bodies, LLC
20120055182 - Co2 refrigeration system: A CO2 refrigeration system comprises a refrigeration circuit in which circulates CO2 refrigerant between a compression stage in which the CO2 refrigerant is compressed. A condensation stage is provided in which the CO2 refrigerant releases heat and is accumulated in a condensation reservoir. An evaporation stage is provided in which... Agent:
20120055183 - System and method for cooling a space in a vehicle: A system for cooling a space in a vehicle comprises a sorption wheel, at least one heat exchanger, at least a first humidifier unit and at least one fuel cell, wherein the sorption wheel is adapted for drying ambient air and for conveying dried process air to the downstream heat... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20120055184 - Centrifugal-chiller and method for controlling the same: Provided is a centrifugal-chiller including one variable-speed centrifugal-compressor and one constant-speed centrifugal-compressor and capable of high-efficiency operation. A centrifugal-chiller comprising a variable-speed centrifugal-compressor whose rotational frequency can be varied by an inverter and which compresses a refrigerant; a constant-speed centrifugal-compressor connected in parallel with the variable-speed centrifugal-compressor and operated at... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120055185 - Refrigeration apparatus: An extra low temperature refrigeration system consisting of a two-stage compressor that has an electronic controller. The electronic controller controls an electric expansion valve in the evaporator, which modulates the true superheat. There is also an electric pressure control valve in the condenser, which modulates the head pressure in cool... Agent:
20120055186 - Outdoor unit for air conditioner: An outdoor unit for an air conditioner according to an exemplary embodiment of the disclosure, comprising: a case forming shape and having a suction port suctioning outside air and a discharge port discharging the suctioned air; a heat exchanger accommodated inside the case; a fan that is accommodated inside the... Agent:
20120055187 - Device for stimulating adaptive thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue: A garment is provided which comprises (a) a first portion constructed from stretchable material that is form fitting to a user's physique and that extends across any of a user's collar bone, neck, upper spine, or armpit area; and (b) a cooling composition disposed in said first portion, said cooling... Agent: Hyper Wear, LLC
20120055188 - Ice cube tray and lifter: A combination ice cube tray and ice cube lifter includes a tray having a plurality of openings and a lifting device. The tray has one or more recesses, each of which has a bottom wall and side walls that extend upwardly from and contiguously around the bottom wall for forming... Agent:
20120055189 - Beverage dispenser for partially frozen beverages with an improved drive and sealing system: A beverage dispenser for partially frozen beverages includes at least one bowl for storing a beverage product, with a freezing cylinder positioned in the bowl and housing evaporator coils. The beverage dispenser further includes a cooling system for supplying a cooling medium through the evaporator coils to cool the beverage... Agent: Grindmaster Corporation
20120055190 - Fitting assemblies to provide fluid supply to ice and water dispensers in refrigerator doors: A fitting assembly is provided that includes a bracket comprising at least one fitting having a first opening and a second opening, in which the second opening includes at least one ledge on an inner sidewall of the fitting and the first opening is interconnected with a first tube, in... Agent:
20120055191 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator having an ice thermal storage device. The refrigerator includes a cabinet, a storage compartment defined in the cabinet, and an ice thermal storage device placed in the storage compartment. The ice thermal storage device includes a case including at least one heat transfer plate, and an ice thermal... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120055192 - Bottle chiller and method of manufacturing the same: A bottle chiller including a housing and an inner member positioned within the housing is presented, the inner member having a first portion and a second portion such that the first portion rests on the second portion, the inner member including a plurality of spaced apart openings. The first portion... Agent:
20120055193 - Motor-driven compressor: The motor-driven compressor includes a housing, a compression mechanism, a rotary shaft and an electric motor all disposed in the housing, and a resin film. The housing has a suction port and a discharge port. The compression mechanism is adapted to compress refrigerant drawn into the housing through the suction... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20120055194 - Vacuum sorption device: A vacuum sorption device includes a volume area, in which a sorbent which periodically sorbs and desorbs a refrigerant is situated and which is formed at least partially enclosed by a condenser. The condenser is bounded by an outer wall of the volume area and a further enclosure wall. Alternately... Agent: Viessmann Werke Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120055195 - Internal heat exchanger assembly having an internal bleed valve assembly: An internal heat exchanger assembly for an air conditioning system, having a substantial cylindrical cavity in which a helical coil tube is coaxially disposed within the cylindrical cavity. A bleed valve assembly is incorporated into the helical coiled tube, in which the bleed valve assembly is adapted to open at... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.03/01/2012 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120047911 - Control system for a food and beverage compartment thermoelectric cooling system: A controller for a thermoelectric cooling system comprises a sensor input that receives input from a sensor that measures a performance parameter of a thermoelectric cooling system. The thermoelectric cooling system comprises a plurality of thermoelectric devices electrically coupled in a combination of in series and in parallel with one... Agent: B/e Aerospace, Inc.
20120047912 - 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.
20120047913 - Cryogenic refrigerator: A cryogenic refrigerator includes a pressure switching valve with a rotational element for switching between channels. The cryogenic refrigerator includes a first member located on one side in a direction of a rotational axis of the rotational element; a second member located on another side in the direction of the... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120047914 - Method and apparatus for refrigerant flow rate control: Method and apparatus for refrigerant flow control are disclosed. One exemplary apparatus for controlling refrigerant flow comprises: at least one refrigerant inlet; at least one refrigerant outlet; a first valve coupled between the refrigerant inlet and the refrigerant outlet; and a second valve coupled between the refrigerant inlet and the... Agent:
20120047915 - Conveyor belt providing geysering effect: A conveyor belt for freezers includes at least one support member having an upper surface upon which product is supported for being conveyed, a lower surface opposed to said upper surface and at least one hole extending through the support member between the upper and lower surfaces for permitting fluid... Agent:
20120047916 - Thermoformed film belt freezer: An apparatus and method for chilling or freezing a product includes a freezer having a freezing chamber therein in which a cryogenic substance is provided, and an inlet and an outlet in communication with the freezing chamber; and a plastic film belt constructed and arranged to transport the product from... Agent:
20120047917 - Modular refrigerator and icemaker: A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a sealed system, a cooling recipient, and a heat pipe. To transport cooling capacity to the cooling recipient, evaporator in the sealed system includes a cold plate section with heat transfer surface. A cold end of the heat pipe is attached to the cold plate... Agent:
20120047918 - Piezoelectric harvest ice maker: An apparatus includes a mold body with at least one cavity configured and dimensioned to receive water to be frozen into ice. The mold body has a plurality of natural frequencies of vibration. Also included is an ice discharge mechanism configured to cause the ice to be removed from the... Agent:
20120047919 - Anti-sweat heater demand supply module using temperature and humidity control: A refrigerated 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. Sensors monitor ambient temperature and humidity, and the dry bulb temperature of a preselected region where incipient moisture would... Agent: General Electric Company
20120047921 - Dsm enabling of electro mechanically controlled refrigeration systems: An energy saving defrost control system for reducing power consumption of an electromechanically controlled refrigerator is provided. The system includes a defrost timer adapted to control a compressor according to an established run time, a defrost heater control operatively connected to the defrost timer and configured to activate a defrost... Agent: General Electric Company
20120047920 - Method and apparatus using evaporator fan power requirements to determine defrost cycle for a refrigerator appliance: A refrigerator and a method of operating a refrigerator to determine the time at which to initiate a defrost cycle is provided. Changes in the voltage provided to an evaporator fan are used to determine and/or predict when to initiate a defrost cycle. Adjustments to the timing of the defrost... Agent: General Electric Company
20120047922 - Direct cooling refrigerator and control method thereof: A direct cooling refrigerator having a circulation duct. The direct cooling refrigerator includes a cabinet, an inner case arranged in the cabinet and having an inlet and an outlet, a circulation duct coupled to the inner case at the outside of the inner case and having a suction port communicating... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120047923 - Heat pump humidifier and dehumidifier system and method: A heat pump system for conditioning outside air supplied to a building is provided. The system includes a pre-processing module that receives and cools air when the system is operating in a summer mode. A supply air heat exchanger is in flow communication with the pre-processing module. The supply air... Agent: Venmar Ces Inc.
20120047924 - Method and apparatus for controlling refrigerant flow: Method and apparatus for refrigerant flow control are disclosed. One exemplary method relates to a method of controlling a flow of a refrigerant in an appliance comprising a refrigerant flow controller and a refrigerant flow valve, wherein the refrigerant flow controller is configured to direct the refrigerant flow valve to... Agent:
20120047925 - Phenol stabilizers for fluoroolefins: The present invention relates to compositions comprising at least one fluoroolefin and an effective amount of stabilizer that may be at least one phenol or a mixture of at least one phenol with other stabilizers. The stabilized compositions may be useful in cooling apparatus, such as refrigeration, air-conditioning, chillers, and... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120047926 - Hydrofluorocarbon detection device: The present technology provides an illustrative hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) detection device that includes a decomposition component, a charged particle filter, and a sensing component. The decomposition component is configured to irradiate a gas sample with a radioactive element to decompose HFC gas under conditions sufficient to form hydrogen fluoride (HF) gas... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20120047928 - Air conditioning control apparatus: An air conditioning control apparatus mounted on an electric vehicle having a travel battery that supplies an electric power to a travel driving source, a battery charger that charges the travel battery with a power supply, and an air conditioner that conducts air conditioning in a vehicle interior, controls the... Agent:
20120047927 - Solid state control system: A control system to selectively control the operation of the compressor of a mini-split air conditioning system including at least one remote evaporator operatively coupled to the compressor to receive refrigerant therethrough, a sensor to monitor the operation of the evaporator and to generate an operating control signal to turn-off... Agent:
20120047929 - Methods and systems for controlling vehicle defrost units: Methods and systems are provided for controlling a defrost unit for a vehicle. A prediction is performed as to whether condensation has formed against a surface of the vehicle. The defrost unit is automatically activated when it is predicted that the condensation has formed against the surface. Another prediction is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120047930 - Dedicated dehumidifier and water heater: The disclosure provides an apparatus for heating water and dehumidifying air and a water heating and air processing system. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes: (1) a refrigeration circuit including an evaporator, a first condenser and a compressor, (2) a refrigerant-water heat exchanger having a second condenser fluidly coupled to... Agent: Lennox Industries, Incorporated
20120047931 - Fan motor controller for use in an air conditioning system: One aspect provides an air conditioning system, comprising a compressor housing, a motor having fan blades rotatably coupled thereto and located within the compressor housing. The motor has a rotation sensor associated with it that is configured to sense a rotation of the fan blades. This embodiment further comprises a... Agent: Lennox Industries Inc.
20120047932 - Cooling storage cabinet and method of operating thereof: When an internal temperature of a freezing compartment becomes lower than a lower limit temperature during R-compartment F-compartment alternate cooling, starting R-individual overcool preventing control is requested. Then, the rotational speed of a compressor is decreased by one stage and, subsequently, a three-way valve enters “R-side open state”, and individual... Agent:
20120047933 - Merchandiser including venting frame: A pan apparatus for a merchandiser including a case having a platform defining an opening. The pan apparatus includes a bottom wall and a plurality of sidewalls cooperating with the bottom wall to define a space for supporting product in the pan. At least two of the sidewalls each includes... Agent: Hussmann Corporation
20120047934 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator including support ribs provided on both side walls of storage chambers so as to support both sides of shelves, each of which includes a tempered glass panel on which food is placed, and stopper members provided at both sides of the lower surface of the tempered glass panel,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120047935 - Condensing gas package unit configured to drain condensate through return air duct or floor of unit enclosure: Air conditioning units packaged with condensing gas heat exchangers include a drain line connected to a collector attached to the heat exchanger. In different embodiments, the drain line, or a conduit for the drain line, may extend to the return duct opening for routing of the drain line through the... Agent: Nordyne Inc.
20120047936 - Appliance refrigeration system with final condenser: A refrigeration appliance, such as a refrigerator, includes a compression stage, a condenser stage, and an evaporation stage. The condenser stage includes a first condenser and a water-cooled final condenser operatively configured between the first condenser and the evaporation stage. A water source is in communication with the final condenser,... Agent: General Electric Company
20120047937 - Indirect evaporative cooling system: A light weight, mobile, cost effective indirect evaporative air/gas cooling system. Porous light weight high strength polypropylene plastic plates are used for dry air conduction while the spaces between neighboring plates filled with highly breathable fabric sheets or fibers are used for wet air conduction. Waters are sprayed onto the... Agent:
20120047938 - Ice making apparatus having rotational cutter: An ice making apparatus, including: a fixed cylinder; a drive shaft mounted to the fixed cylinder and rotated by a drive unit; a lower rotational plate mounted to the drive shaft; an upper rotational plate provided with an ice dropping hole and mounted to the upper end of the drive... Agent:
20120047939 - Refrigerator appliance with freezer compartment position-adjustable partitions: A refrigerator appliance includes a freezer compartment and at least one position-adjustable partition located in the freezer compartment. The at least one position-adjustable partition is configured to be selectively deployed in a first position such that a space is defined in the freezer compartment that causes a reduction in an... Agent:
20120047940 - Low charge heat exchanger in a sealed refrigeration system: A consumer refrigeration appliance, such as a refrigerator, includes a refrigeration system charged with a refrigerant and further having a compressor, a condenser, an expansion device, and an evaporator. At least one of the evaporator or condenser is a spine fin heat exchanger having a defined length of tube with... Agent: General Electric Company
20120047941 - Water recovery system sagd system utilizing a flash drum: A water recovery process for a steam assisted gravity drainage system for a heavy oil recovery facility, the process comprising a flash drum and a flash drum heat exchanger/condenser, wherein the water recovery process receives hot water produced by a facility at a temperature above the water atmospheric boiling point... Agent: Kemex Ltd.
20120047942 - Method, system, and production and storage facility for offshore lpg and lng processing of associated gases: A method, system and production and storage facility is disclosed for offshore LPG and LNG processing of associated gases. The system includes a first production facility and a second production and storage facility. The first facility receives and processes produced fluids to produce crude oil, water and rich associated gases.... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20120047943 - Process for natural gas liquefaction: A natural gas liquefaction process suited for offshore liquefaction of natural gas produced in association with oil production is described.... Agent: Dps Bristol (holdings) Ltd
20120047945 - Bellows valve for use in cryogenics: The invention relates to a valve including a circuit for a fluid conveyed into a valve body, a stopper that is movable between a rest position and an operative position from among an open position and a closed position of said circuit, and a resilient annular bellows system connecting said... Agent: L'air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'etude
20120047944 - Hydrate formation for gas separation: A gas separation or gas transportation process forms a gas hydrate from an aqueous feed and a gas feed having a hydrate P-T stability envelope. While in the presence of the aqueous feed, the gas feed is initially pressurized to an operating pressure and cooled to an operating temperature which... Agent: Marathon Oil Company
20120047946 - Method for separating off nitrogen from natural gas: The invention relates to a method for resolving a hydrocarbon-rich, nitrogen-containing feed fraction (1, 1′), preferably natural gas, is described, wherein the feed fraction (1, 1′) is separated by rectification (T1, T2) into a nitrogen-enriched fraction (5) and a hydrocarbon-rich, nitrogen-depleted fraction (10), and wherein the separation by rectification proceeds... Agent: Linde AktiengesellschaftPrevious industry: Power plants
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