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04/16/2015 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20150101352 - System for controlling thermal conductivity of electronic parts housing: A system for controlling thermal conductivity of a housing of an electronic part is provided. In particular, liquid is disposed within a hollow portion formed between an external wall body and an internal wall body of the housing and a magnetic field generating member is attached to an outer surface... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101353 - Air conditioning system and method for high-voltage battery of vehicle: An air conditioning system of a high voltage battery for a vehicle and an air conditioning method using the same include a first heat exchanger arranged in a housing of the high-voltage battery and a first blower for blowing air around the first heat exchanger. A second heat exchanger is... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101354 - Air conditioning system and method for high-voltage battery of vehicle: Air conditioning system and method for a high-voltage battery of a vehicle includes a first heat exchanger provided in a battery housing, and a first blower for supplying air to the first heat exchanger. A second heat exchanger is provided in an air extractor of a trunk room, and a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101355 - Air conditioning system and method for high-voltage battery of vehicle: Air conditioning system and method for a high-voltage battery of a vehicle are provided. The system includes a first heat exchanger that is disposed within a battery housing and a first blower that supplies air to the first heat exchanger. A peltier element is combined with the first heat exchanger... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101356 - Heat exchanger having thermoelectric element and method for manufacturing the same: A heat exchanger with a thermoelectric element having a tubular fluid channel extending in a longitudinal direction is provided. In particular, the fluid channel is bent at a middle portion to have a first portion and a second portion on both sides of the middle portion, and has an inlet... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150101357 - Machine for the production and dispensing of ice cream and the like, with improved control system: A machine (10) for the production and dispensing of food products such as ice cream and the like comprises a tub (11) containing a cylindrical evaporator (12) of a refrigerating circuit (13) and motor-driven helical mixer (14) which rotates coaxially inside the evaporator. The tub is also provided at the... Agent:

20150101358 - Condensate management system and methods: A condensate management system for an air conditioning condensate drainage system is provided. The condensate management system may comprise an inlet and an outlet; a primary condensate flow path from the inlet to the outlet; a check valve disposed along the primary condensate flow path; a flush path from the... Agent:

20150101359 - Modular refrigeration systems: The present application provides a refrigerated merchandising case. The refrigerated merchandising case may include a refrigerated product area, a rear panel with a roller channel and a number of support apertures, and a number of shelves with a roller and a number of attachment prongs. The shelves may maneuver along... Agent: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC

20150101360 - Air conditioner condensing unit for corrosive environments: An improved air conditioner condensing unit for use in corrosive environments, particularly salt water environments. The condensing unit comprises a compressor, a condenser coil comprised of refrigerant carrying tubing, which tubing contains from about 8 to about 19 fins per linear inch of tubing, and a motorized corrosive resistant shrouded... Agent:

20150101361 - Sealed system for an appliance: A sealed system for an appliance is provided. The sealed system includes a capillary tube for directing refrigerant from a condenser of the sealed system to an evaporator of the sealed system. A suction side conduit assembly is mounted to the capillary tube. The suction side conduit assembly includes multiple... Agent: General Electric Company

20150101362 - Heat exchanger, method of manufacturing same, and refrigeration cycle apparatus: A heat exchanger includes a plurality of plate-shaped fins arranged at intervals such that air flows between adjacent fins, each of the fins having insertion holes and a plurality of flat tubes extending through the fins such that a refrigerant flows through the tubes in a stacking direction of the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150101363 - Refrigerant distributing device and heat exchanger including the same: A header that has a configuration in which the header is connected to one end of each of a plurality of flattened pipes of a heat exchanger that flows a refrigerant in parallel to the plurality of flattened pipes disposed in parallel and an interior of the header is divided... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

04/09/2015 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20150096308 - 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:

20150096307 - Magneto-caloric effect element and thermo-magnetic cycle apparatus: A magneto-caloric-effect element has a plurality of element units. The element units have lengths, respectively. The element units have different Curie temperatures, respectively. The element units demonstrate magneto-caloric effects. Two adjoining performance distribution crosses at a cross temperature. A temperature in the rated operational status between two adjoining element units... Agent:

20150096309 - Process vessel cooldown apparatus and method: A system and method of use of same for cooling process vessels, particularly those having reactor beds inside such as hydrotreaters, hydrocrackers, and catalytic reformers as part of processing units, during unit turnarounds. While the process vessel is in normal operation or in a preliminary cool down phase, quench gas... Agent:

20150096310 - Ice maker assembly for a refrigerator appliance and a method for operating the same: An ice maker assembly and a method for operating an ice maker are provided. The method includes measuring a temperature of the ice maker and determining a first derivative of the temperature of the ice maker with respect to time. An operating state of the ice maker is established based... Agent: General Electric Company

20150096311 - Heat exchanger, and method for transferring heat: A heat exchanger is provided to efficiently transfer heat between air and a flow of refrigerant in a reversing air-sourced heat pump system. When the system is operating in heat pump mode, a flow of air is directed through the heat exchanger and is heated by the refrigerant. A portion... Agent:

20150096312 - Compositions based on 2,3,3,4,4,4-hexafluorobut-1-ene: A composition including 2,3,3,4,4,4-hexafluorobut-1-ene as a mixture with one or more hydrocarbon, hydrofluorocarbon, ether, hydrofluoroether or fluoroolefin compounds having a boiling point of less than or equal to 0° C. Also, the use of such a composition in heat transfer applications. Also, a heat transfer installation including a vapor compression... Agent:

20150096316 - Air conditioning system for a motor vehicle: An air conditioning system of a motor vehicle is provided herein, as well as a method for the same. The air condition system includes a refrigerant circuit including a compressor and an evaporator located inside the flow duct; an air conducting device provided downstream of the evaporator in the air... Agent:

20150096315 - Flash tank economizer for two stage centrifugal water chillers: A system (20) comprises the integrated combination of: a condenser (34) having a condenser water path leg extending from a water inlet (40) to a water outlet (42); a first expansion device (50); a flash tank economizer (60; 360; 420); a second expansion device (79; 190); an evaporator (72) having... Agent: Carrier Corporation

20150096314 - Heat pump: A heat pump is provided including a plurality of lines having refrigerant flowing therethrough. A reversing valve is provided including a selector mechanism having a plurality of cavities formed therein and extending therethrough. A source of motion is coupled to the selector mechanism for movement of the selector mechanism. Each... Agent: Carrier Corporation

20150096313 - System off configuration for climate control system: A system off configuration for an automotive climate control system is provided. The climate control system includes a compressor having two downstream flow paths. The two downstream flow paths may be selectively used to provide multiple modes of operation. When the compressor moves to an off condition the valves found... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150096317 - System and method for evaporative cooling of a heated apparatus: A system is provided for rapidly cooling a pot or boiler. The system includes a cylindrical or semi-cylindrical tube operatively connected to the pot or boiler. The tube also includes a means for attaching a water source or hose. Finally, the tube may also include a series of holes or... Agent:

20150096318 - Indoor unit of air-conditioning apparatus: An indoor unit of an air-conditioning apparatus includes a controller that controls a refrigeration cycle, an up/down air flow direction plate, and a left/right air flow direction plate, based on information of a person whose image is captured by an imaging device. When the refrigeration cycle is stopped, in a... Agent:

20150096319 - Heat pump system for vehicle: A heat pump system for a vehicle delays the change of the direction of a directional valve for a given period of time and then conducts the change of the direction of the directional valve, upon receiving the mode change signal between an air conditioner mode and a heat pump... Agent: Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp.

20150096320 - Heat pump device, air conditioner, and freezer: A heat pump device includes: a compressor including a compression mechanism compressing a refrigerant and a motor driving the compression mechanism; an inverter unit applying a voltage for driving the motor; an inverter control unit generating a driving signal for driving the inverter unit; and temperature sensors detecting temperatures of... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150096321 - Refrigeration apparatus: A refrigeration apparatus uses R32 as a refrigerant, and includes a compressor, a condenser, an expansion mechanism, an evaporator, an intermediate injection channel and a suction injection channel. The intermediate injection channel guides a part of the refrigerant flowing from the condenser toward the evaporator to the compressor, causing the... Agent:

20150096322 - Machine and method for the thermal treatment of liquid and semi-liquid food products: A machine for the thermal treatment of liquid and semi-liquid food products comprises: at least two tanks (3A,3B) for containing respective products to be subjected to the thermal treatment, at least one dispenser (4) for dispensing the product contained in said tanks (3A,3B), at least one stirrer (5) mounted inside... Agent:

20150096323 - Refrigerator: Disclosed herein is a refrigerator. In the refrigerator, a water purifying unit including a filter unit to purify water supplied from a water supply source is arranged adjacent to a drawer type storage container in an otherwise useless space of a storage compartment.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150096324 - Beverage cooling device: Described is a beverage cooling device adapted to hold a single beverage container therein. The beverage cooling device includes a substantially cylindrical container having a bottom, sidewalls, and an open top. A lid having a central opening can be secured to the open top so as to enclose the interior... Agent:

20150096325 - Refrigerators with a non-azeotropic mixtures of hydrocarbons refrigerants: A refrigerant circuit using a non-azeotropic mixture of hydrocarbons refrigerants comprises a compressor, a condenser, an expansion device, a first evaporator downstream the expansion device, a second evaporator downstream the first evaporator, a first heat exchanger to cause heat exchange between refrigerant downstream the condenser and upstream the first evaporator,... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20150096326 - Method for liquefying a hydrocarbon-rich fraction: A method for liquefying a hydrocarbon-rich fraction, in particular natural gas, by indirect heat exchange with the refrigerant blend of a refrigerant blend circuit is described, wherein the refrigerant blend is compressed, separated into a liquid phase which is rich in higher-boiling components (HMR) of the refrigerant blend and a... Agent: Linde Aktiengesellschaft

20150096327 - Transportable package having a cold box, low-temperature air separation plant and method for producing a low-temperature air separation plant: The invention relates to a transportable package for a low-temperature air separation plant which has a main heat exchanger (2a, 2b, 2c) for cooling feed air (1) and a double column (5) for separating the cooled feed air, wherein the double column (5) has a high-pressure column and a low-pressure... Agent: Linde Aktiengesellschaft

04/02/2015 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20150089960 - Magnetic air conditioner: A magnetic air conditioner includes heat generation disks of a hollow shape each having a magneto-caloric material and a thermal switch, and magnetic field application disks of a hollow shape each having a magnetic field application unit that applies a magnetic field to the magneto-caloric material, the heat generation disks... Agent:

20150089961 - Temperature-controlled storage module: A temperature-controlled storage module is disclosed. In one embodiment, a storage module is provided comprising a memory, a temperature sensor, a thermoelectric cooler, and a controller. The controller compares a temperature reading from the temperature sensor to a target temperature. If the temperature reading differs from the target temperature, the... Agent:

20150089962 - Liquid desalination device: A liquid desalination device includes an ice maker, a rotary tank, an impurities collection tank and a desalination collection tank. The ice maker has a freezer module, a liquid inlet and an ice outlet. The liquid inlet and the liquid outlet correspond to the freezer module in position. The rotary... Agent:

20150089963 - Central air-conditioning system and control method thereof: In a central air-conditioning system, regional flow balancing valves for controlling flow of water return branch pipes are arranged on the water return branch pipes, and energy balancing valves are arranged on water return pipes of tail-end fan coils respectively. A control method includes: detecting flow in the water return... Agent:

20150089964 - Cup assembly: a cup assembly includes a cup and a removable cooler block. The cup includes a base and a circumferential wall to commonly define a space for containing the liquid wherein at least one of the cooler block and the base is equipped with a magnet and the other with either... Agent:

20150089965 - Heat transfer compositions and methods: Compositions, methods and systems which comprise or utilize a multi-component mixture comprising: (a) from about 10% to about 35% by weight of HFC-32; (b) from about 10% to about 35% by weight of HFC-125; (c) from about 20% to about 50% by weight of HFO-1234ze, HFO-1234yf and combinations of these;... Agent:

20150089966 - Using weather data in heat pump defrost control: A method of operating a heat pump system is provided, the heat pump system having at least a controller and configured to operate at least two defrost cycles. The method comprises receiving, at the controller, weather data for a defined geographic area proximate to an installed location of the heat... Agent: Lennox Industries Inc.

20150089967 - Heat pump system for vehicle: A heat pump system includes air conditioning devices to adjust operations of cooling and heating a vehicle interior by circulating a refrigerant in accordance with a heating mode and a cooling mode of an electric vehicle, includes an outdoor condenser configured to condense the refrigerant, an expansion valve configured to... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150089968 - Aircraft air chiller with reduced profile: An improved aircraft air chiller unit particularly suited for an aircraft galley that requires refrigerated or cooled beverage/meal carts and/or chilled storage compartments. The chiller of the present invention takes the form of a line replaceable unit (“LRU”) and incorporates a liquid-cooled refrigerant vapor compression cycle, arranged in a housing... Agent:

20150089969 - Vehicle air conditioner: An interior unit includes a discharge water passage communicating with a drainage port and having a first space portion in which water inside an air conditioning casing flows down from a guide opening portion, and an upward wall portion and a downward wall portion which constitute a partition wall separating... Agent: Denso Corporation

20150089970 - Aircraft air chiller with reduced profile: An improved aircraft air chiller unit particularly suited for an aircraft galley that requires refrigerated or cooled beverage/meal carts and/or chilled storage compartments. The chiller of the present invention takes the form of a line replaceable unit (“LRU”) and incorporates a liquid-cooled refrigerant vapor compression cycle, arranged in a housing... Agent:

20150089971 - Air conditioner: A refrigerant circuit performs a cool storage operation in which a thermal storage medium is circulated such that a refrigerant having been condensed in an air heat exchanger and passed through an auxiliary heat exchanger is evaporated in the thermal storage heat exchanger. In a thermal storage circuit during the... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.

20150089972 - Heat pump device, air conditioner, and freezer: A heat pump device includes a compressor including a compression mechanism that compresses a refrigerant and a motor that drives the compression mechanism, an inverter that applies a voltage for driving the motor, a converter that applies a voltage to the inverter, an inverter control unit that generates a driving... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150089973 - Rotating air conditioner and method: A rotating air conditioner apparatus and method comprising an elongated shaft, whereby one or more of a condenser coil, an evaporator coil, and a compressor rotate around the elongated shaft. In one embodiment, balancing weights rotate with the shaft and are positioned to prevent uneven rotation of rotating air conditioner... Agent:

03/26/2015 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20150082809 - Electrocaloric cooler and heat pump: System and methods are disclosed for controlled thermal energy transfer. The system includes a thermal energy source, a thermal energy sink, spaced apart from the thermal energy source, an electrocaloric structure carried by a suspension and configured for alternating physical movement between thermal communication with the thermal energy source and... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20150082810 - Thermal rectification device: The first and second media are coupled via evanescent waves generated by surface phonon polaritons thermally excited on surfaces of the first and second media. First and second media made of the same material are disposed with a gap formed between for cutting off thermal conduction and the heat transfer... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho

20150082812 - Integrated ice maker pump: A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet, an ice maker disposed within the refrigerator cabinet, a pump fluidly connected to the ice maker and configured for pumping cooling media to the ice maker, and a motor operatively connected to the ice maker and configured to provide oscillating movement to the ice... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20150082811 - Adaptive thermoelectric cooling in a processor: In an embodiment, a processor includes a thermoelectric cooling (TEC) controller to obtain a platform cooling level associated with the processor; obtain a temperature associated with the processor; calculate a TEC power level based at least in part on the platform cooling level and the temperature; and provide the TEC... Agent:

20150082813 - Assembly for thermal insulation of a magnet in a magnetic resonance apparatus: An assembly for thermal insulation of an MR magnet system during such a transport has a container for accommodating an MR magnet, the container being equipped with thermal insulation, and the container has an opening for accommodating a cooling unit. The assembly further has a protective cap, such that the... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20150082814 - Method for controlling electric compressor of heat pump system for an automotive vehicle: Disclosed herein is a method for controlling an electromotive compressor in a heat pump system for a vehicle. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, an unexpected cutoff of a compressor attributable to overload and the generation of noise and vibration attributable to frequent restarts can be prevented... Agent:

20150082815 - Modified and controlled atmosphere system and method: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for creating and maintaining modified and controlled atmospheres (MA/CA) in a rigid sealable container having at least one refrigeration unit with an integrated oxygen reduction structure. The refrigeration unit provides the necessary ambient atmosphere movement for the oxygen reduction structure, such as... Agent: Fresh Food Solutions LLC

20150082816 - Apparatus and method for driving icemaker of refrigerator: An apparatus and a method for driving an icemaker for making ice cubes in a refrigerator. An ice-full state is sensed in such a way as to rotate an ejector and a cam gear in a reverse direction (opposite to an ice-ejecting direction), thereby preventing interference with the ice cubes... Agent: Scd Co., Ltd.

20150082817 - Low temperature cooling and dehumidification device with reversing airflow defrost for dehumidification and water generation applications where cooling coil inlet air is above freezing: A low temperature cooling and dehumidification system uses a reverse airflow arrangement to defrost a frosted cooling coil while not interrupting operation. Automatic air dampers are used to reverse the airflow at the proper time to initiate defrost of that section of frosted cooling coil. This system is useful for... Agent:

20150082818 - System and method of freeze protection of a heat exchanger in an hvac system: A system and method of heat exchanger freeze protection for an HVAC system by operating an indoor unit assembly and an outdoor unit assembly in a cooling mode and operating a fan at an initial airflow, operating a temperature sensor to measure a temperature value of a heat exchanger, at... Agent: Carrier Corporation

20150082819 - Method and apparatus for improving refrigeration and air conditioning efficiency: A method and apparatus for improving refrigeration and air conditioning efficiency for use with a heat exchange system having a compressor, condenser, evaporator, expansion device, and circulating refrigerant. The apparatus includes is a liquid refrigerant containing vessel having a refrigerant entrance and a refrigerant exit with the vessel positioned in... Agent:

20150082820 - Air conditioning device for vehicle: An vehicle air conditioner (1A) includes a duct (3) in which a partition member (4) forming a first flow path (3A) and a second flow path (3B) is provided, and a heat pump circuit (2A). In the heat pump circuit (2A), a first indoor heat exchanger (12A) that contributes mainly... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150082821 - Cooling device for a battery system, in particular of a motor vehicle: A cooling device for a battery system may include at least two battery units. The cooling device may include at least a first and a second cooling plate able to be flowed through respectively by a coolant. The first and second cooling plate may be arranged respectively for thermal coupling... Agent: Mahle Behr Gmbh & Co. Kg

20150082823 - Cooler, electrical component unit, and refrigeration apparatus: A cooler is placed on a power module to cool the power module with refrigerant through a refrigerant pipe, and includes a heat transfer plate having a groove into which a cooling pipe is fitted, and a presser plate configured to press the cooling pipe against the groove. The cooler... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.

20150082822 - Refrigerating apparatus: A printed board on which a power module is mounted, a cooling pipe that is a refrigerant pipe of a refrigerant circuit, and a cooler attached to the power module and the cooling pipe are disposed in a casing. A support member by which the cooler is attached to the... Agent:

20150082824 - Low temperature cooling and dehumidification device with reversing airflow defrost for applications where cooling coil inlet air is above freezing: A low temperature cooling and dehumidification system uses a reverse airflow arrangement to defrost a frosted cooling coil while not interrupting operation. Automatic air dampers are used to reverse the airflow at the proper time to initiate defrost of that section of frosted cooling coil. This system is useful for... Agent:

20150082825 - Adjustable transition for accessing box coils: Methods and systems are disclosed with regard to a transition used in air conditioning systems having box evaporator coils. One embodiment includes a method for accessing box evaporator coils. The method may include opening an access panel located on a transition having a first opened end and a second opened... Agent:

20150082827 - Dehumidifier: Disclosed is a dehumidifier, having a compressor, a condenser, an expansion device, and an evaporator through which refrigerant is circulated, including a casing having an air inlet and an air outlet formed therein, a first passage for drawing air through the air inlet, and discharging the air through the air... Agent:

20150082826 - System service transition: Methods and systems are disclosed with regard to a transition used in air conditioning systems. One embodiment may include an AHU, which may include a furnace, a motor and a blower. Further, the system may include a transition having at least one removable access panel, wherein the transition has a... Agent:

20150082828 - Natural gas fractional distillation apparatus: Disclosed is a natural gas fractional distillation apparatus. The natural gas fractional distillation apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a gas-liquid separator into which condensed natural gas flows and which separates the condensed natural gas into a vapor stream and a liquid stream; a gas separator... Agent:

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