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Refrigeration

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07/10/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140190182 - Magneto caloric heat pump with variable magnetization: A heat pump system that uses variable magnetization to control the amount of MCM subjected to a magnetic field is provided. More particularly, the amount of MCM subjected to a magnetic field can be selected based on the amount of refrigeration needed. As such, the heat pump system can be... Agent: General Electric Company

20140190184 - Cooling system for a machine and method of assembly of same: A cooling system for rotating machines, such as electric motors, is provided. A heat exchanger housing is coupled with the housing of an electric motor. At least one Peltier effect device is coupled to an outer wall of the heat exchanger housing. At least one outflow air passage and at... Agent: General Electric Company

20140190183 - Efficient chiller for a supercritical fluid chromatography pump: Methods and systems for pumping compressible fluids in high pressure applications such as high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) or supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) applications are disclosed. An improved cooling device for a pump head for use in a supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) system is described. A system for chilling a pumping... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20140190185 - System and method for preventing overheating or excessive backpressure in thermoelectric systems: A thermoelectric assembly and a method of operating a thermoelectric assembly are provided. The thermoelectric assembly includes at least one thermoelectric subassembly configured to be in thermal communication with a heat source and configured to be in thermal communication with a heat sink. The at least one thermoelectric subassembly includes... Agent: Gentherm Incorporated

20140190186 - Container: A container is described having a wall with a thickness defined by inner and outer surfaces, said inner surface defining an internal cavity for receiving fluid, the container having an opening through which fluid can enter/exit the container, said opening being connected to a fluid conduit at least a length... Agent: The Hymatic Engineering Company Limited

20140190187 - Cryogenic liquid conditioning and delivery system: A cryogenic liquid conditioning system with flow driven by head pressure of liquid contained in a cryogenic storage tank, and a cryogenic liquid delivery system with flow driven by pressure in the vapor space of said cryogenic storage tank. A heat exchanger, coupled to the cryogenic storage tank located below... Agent: Hebeler Corporation

20140190188 - Refrigerator appliance: A refrigerator appliance is provided. The refrigerator appliance includes an ice maker having a mold body. A temperature sensor is positioned adjacent the mold body of the ice maker. Utilizing measurements from the temperature sensor, a temperature of air within a chilled chamber of the refrigerator appliance and a temperature... Agent: General Electric Company

20140190189 - Unitary heat pump air conditioner having a compressed vapor diversion loop: Disclosed is a unitary heat pump air conditioner (HPAC) system having a refrigerant diversion loop configured to supply sufficient heat to defrost an external heat exchanger while not materially affecting the supply of heat to the passenger compartment of a vehicle. The HPAC system includes a refrigerant loop configured to... Agent:

20140190190 - Aircraft air conditioning system and method of operating an aircraft air conditioning system: An aircraft air conditioning system comprising a compressor adapted to generate compressed process air, an air conditioning unit adapted to cool and expand compressed process air supplied to the air conditioning unit from the compressor, and an energy converter adapted to convert hydraulic energy into electric energy. The compressor is... Agent:

20140190191 - Modular data center: Described are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, relating to an air module and control thereof. An air module can include a controller, an air intake module configured to receive first air from a first air source and to receive second air from a second air source, an... Agent:

20140190192 - Valve device, in particular for a refrigerating machine: The invention relates to a valve device for a refrigerating machine that circulates a refrigerant, which valve device is provided with at least one condenser and at least one evaporator. The valve device comprises at least one inlet, at which the refrigerant in the condenser can be fed to the... Agent: Bsh Bosch Und Siemens Hausgerate Gmbh

20140190193 - Refrigeration device with intensive refrigeration function: A refrigeration device, in particular a domestic refrigeration device, has at least one storage chamber, a cold generator which refrigerates the storage chamber, and a regulating unit which regulates the performance of the cold generator and can be switched between an operating state of low average performance in which the... Agent: Bsh Bosch Und Siemens Hausgerate Gmbh

20140190194 - Fluid system for hot and humid climates: A cooling system may include a desiccant wheel with a first section and a second section. An intake air supply may be connected to the first section, and an exhaust air supply may be connected to the second section. A heat pump may be provided and include a compressor, a... Agent:

20140190195 - Solar energy air conditioning system with storage capability: The invention utilizes concentrated solar energy in a novel air conditioning system which includes storage capabilities. The refrigerant circuit “high” pressure side is comprised of multiple solar concentrators placed between two positive rotary valves. The “low” pressure side is compromised of the evaporator coil with expansion valve. The refrigerant is... Agent:

20140190196 - Air conditioner: An air conditioner includes a printed circuit board to which a power device is attached; and a refrigerant jacket which is connected to the power device, and through which refrigerant used for a refrigeration cycle flows. The printed circuit board is accommodated in a switch box. The refrigerant jacket is... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.

20140190197 - Residential condensed vapor collection system and method: The present disclosure describes related generally to water conservation systems and more specifically to water vapor recovery systems. In some embodiments the system and apparatus can comprise a collection component coupled with an elongate collection member, a support member and a storage vessel. In some embodiments, the support member can... Agent:

20140190199 - Evaporative cooling fan using string-screen-fills as heat exchanger and fabrication thereof: The present invention involves an evaporative cooling fan including air cooling and vapor removal heat exchangers using string heat exchanger fabricated with string-screen-fill packs, which are formed of a multiplicity of string-screen-fill with string screens on both sides. The air cooling heat exchanger cools hot air by contacting with cold... Agent:

20140190198 - Modular data center: Described are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, relating to an air module and control thereof. An air module can include a controller, an air intake module configured to receive first air from a first air source and to receive second air from a second air source, an... Agent:

20140190200 - Container type refrigeneration system: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the transportation field, and provide a container type refrigeration system. The container includes an upper beam assembly, a lower beam assembly, a first end wall assembly, and a second end wall assembly, the upper beam assembly is spaced from the lower beam assembly... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140190201 - Cooling receptacle for vaccine bottles: The cooling receptacle for vaccine bottles has a lower portion and an upper portion removably attached to the lower portion. The lower portion has a lower wall, a first annular sidewall and an open upper end. The lower wall and the first annular sidewall of the lower portion are each... Agent: Umm Al-qura University

20140190202 - Refrigeration valve block: A service valve assembly that is designed to minimize leakage by reducing the number of leakage paths from the valve assembly. In addition, the service valve assembly is designed to permit connection to many different refrigeration systems and has higher flow capacity. The valve assembly is engageable by current servicing... Agent: Fas Test, Inc.

20140190203 - Cooling system: A cooling system that cools a heat generating source mounted on a vehicle includes: a compressor that circulates refrigerant; a first heat exchanger that performs heat exchange between the refrigerant and outside air; a decompressor that decompresses the refrigerant; a second heat exchanger that performs heat exchange between the refrigerant... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140190204 - Air conditioning system: A supplementary air conditioning system includes an indoor heat exchanger and an outdoor heat exchanger. The indoor heat exchanger is fanless and includes indoor tubes installed so as to be inclined to a ceiling of a room. The indoor tubes make diagonal contact with a high-temperature air zone in an... Agent: Gac Corporation

20140190205 - Method for liquefying natural gas with a triple closed circuit of coolant gas: A process for liquefying natural gas by; a) causing it to flow through three series connected heat exchangers, where gas is cooled to T3; T3 is less/equal to the liquefaction temperature of natural gas at atmospheric pressure; and b) causing the closed circuit circulation of a first stream of refrigerant... Agent:

20140190206 - Method for purification of carbon dioxide using liquid carbon dioxide: The present invention relates to a method for removing at least one contaminant from a gaseous stream substantially comprising carbon dioxide. More specifically said method includes the step of subjecting the gaseous stream to an absorption step in which the absorbent is liquid carbon dioxide.... Agent: Union Engineering A/s

  
07/03/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140182310 - Thermo-electric heat pump systems: This invention relates to providing energy efficient thermo-electric heat pump systems for iso-thermal transport and storage, of perishable goods, such as vaccines, chemicals, biologicals, and other temperature sensitive goods. Also this invention relates to providing energy efficient iso-thermal transport and storage systems, of perishable goods, which are compact, light weight.... Agent: Micro Q Technologies

20140182311 - Rectification unit for stirling refrigerator: A stirling refrigerator may include a compressing portion compressing operating fluid filling a housing by reciprocal motion of a piston, an expanding portion expanding the operating fluid compressed at the compressing portion by reciprocal motion of a piston, and a regenerating portion fluidly communicating the compressing portion with the expanding... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140182312 - Method and system for a portable refrigerant recovery unit load controller: A system and methods associated therewith for providing a load controller for a refrigerant recovery unit are disclosed. The load controller can be controlled to operate when the current drawn by the motor increases due to pressure changes caused by abnormal refrigerant flow or during activation of the motor in... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140182313 - Process control of temperature and humidity for electrical appliances: The present invention relates to a method of operating electrical appliances, specifically for air conditioner, which aims to limit the maximum temperature of an environment as well as its minimum humidity level, thus providing greater local comfort and better health conditions when compared with those already known in the art.... Agent: Whirlpool S.a.

20140182314 - Ice maker: Disclosed are various embodiments for systems, apparatus, and methods for making ice. According to some embodiments, a refrigerant tube is disposed within an ice formation cell. The ice formation cell receives a water stream, and the portion of the water stream makes direct contact with the refrigerant tube is frozen... Agent: Oxen, Inc.

20140182315 - Icemaker and method of controlling the same: An icemaker includes an ice tray configured to receive water, an ejector configured to rotate to eject ice made in the ice tray, and a heater arranged to contact the ice tray and configured to facilitate separation of ice from the ice tray by selectively heating the ice tray. The... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140182316 - Scaleable capacity indirect evaporative cooler: A scaleable indirect evaporative cooler system (10) fitted within a container incorporates a plurality of dry and wet passage heat exchangers (30) where the dry passages of the plurality of heat exchangers feed into a common space (32) from which conditioned air is delivered via a delivery fan (40) downstream... Agent: Seeley Interational Pty. Ltd.

20140182317 - Economized centrifugal compressor: A compressor (22; 260; 300; 400) has a housing assembly (140) with a suction port (24), a discharge port (26), and an economizer port (58). An impeller (154) is mounted to be driven in at least a first condition so as to draw a main flow of fluid through the... Agent: Carrier Corporation

20140182318 - Refrigerator, home appliance, and method of operating the same: A refrigerator includes a motor to drive a compressor, an output current detector to detect an output current flowing to the motor, a compressor controller to calculate a power consumed in the compressor based on the detected output current, a plurality of power consuming units, and a main controller to... Agent:

20140182319 - Thermal energy storage for temperature regulation in electric vehicles: A system to produce heated and refrigerated working fluids in an electric vehicle comprises a storage material to store and release thermal energy, an off-board energy source to provide thermal energy to said storage material, and a refrigerator. The refrigerator is powered by thermal energy from the storage material to... Agent:

20140182320 - Air-conditioning apparatus: An air-conditioning apparatus includes: an outdoor unit including a compressor, a first refrigerant flow path switching device, and a heat-source-side heat exchanger; a heat medium relay unit including an intermediate heat exchanger, an expansion device, a second refrigerant flow path switching device, and a pump; and at least one indoor... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140182321 - Condensate collection device: A condensate collection tank (1) for an air conditioning system is provided. The tank (1) comprises a body (20) for storing condensate liquid, a lid (10) releasably connectable to the body (20) to form the tank (1) and a mounting bracket (112) for fixing the lid (10) to a mounting... Agent: Charles Austen Pumps Limited

20140182322 - Plate heat exchanger and heat pump apparatus: Heat transfer plates each include, in a portion thereof forming a heat-exchanging passage, a corrugated portion including a plurality of top parts and a plurality of bottom parts provided alternately from a side thereof having a first inlet toward a side thereof having a first outlet. The heat transfer plate... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140182323 - Dispenser device for ice and water, components thereof and process of cleaning same: A low profile ice maker/dispenser and water dispenser having a high ice making capacity, for ice nugget manufacture is provided, wherein ice nuggets are metered out of a storage bin via a nugget dispenser outlet, and whereby water is dispensed via a water dispenser outlet. A refrigeration cycle is used,... Agent: Follett Corporation

20140182324 - Refrigerator: A refrigerator is described that includes a slim refrigerator door. The refrigerator includes a storage compartment, a refrigerator door to open and close the storage compartment, and an ice maker to generate ice cubes. The refrigerator further includes an ice bin—at the refrigerator door to receive the ice cubes generated... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140182325 - Ice maker: An ice maker includes an upper tray that includes a plurality of upper cells that each have a hemispherical shape and an ice making tube disposed at outer circumferential surfaces of the upper cells and configured to cool each of the upper cells. The ice maker also includes a lower... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140182329 - Air-conditioning apparatus: An air-conditioning apparatus includes a suction-injection pipe that introduces a refrigerant in a liquid or two-phase state into a suction side of a compressor, an expansion device that is arranged at the suction-injection pipe, and a controller that regulates the suction-injection flow rate of a refrigerant introduced into the suction... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140182326 - Heat exchanger for a heating, ventilation and/or air-conditioning unit: The invention relates to a heat exchanger (1) arranged to perform a heat exchange between a coolant (2) and an internal air flow (3) and comprising a bundle (8) formed by a first layer (4) and a second layer (6) through which the coolant flows, said first layer (4) being... Agent: Valeo Systemes Thermiques

20140182327 - Refrigerating apparatus: A refrigerating apparatus includes an insulation housing including an inner box. The inner box has side plates and first and second refrigerating circuits including a first evaporation pipe and a second evaporation pipe, respectively. The first and second evaporation pipes are disposed on the side plates. The first and second... Agent: Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20140182328 - Refrigerating apparatus: A refrigerating apparatus includes an insulation housing including an inner box. The inner box has first and second side plates and a first curved corner connecting the first and second side plates; and a first refrigerating circuit including a first compressor and a first evaporator constituted by a first evaporation... Agent: Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20140182330 - Evaporator with cool storage function: An evaporator with a cool storage function includes a plurality of flat refrigerant flow tubes and at least one cool storage material container. The at least one cool storage material container includes a container main body and a plurality of convex portions. The container main body has a first wall... Agent: Keihin Thermal Technology Corporation

20140182331 - Integrated process for ngl (natural gas liquids recovery) and lng (liquefaction of natural gas): The invention relates to an integrated process and apparatus for liquefaction of natural gas and recovery of natural gas liquids. In particular, the improved process and apparatus reduces the energy consumption of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) unit by using a portion of the already cooled overhead vapor from a... Agent: Linde Process Plants, Inc.

  
06/26/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140174099 - Heat exchanger having thermoelectric element: A heat exchanger having a thermoelectric element. A heat-generating pack defines therein a circulation space, and has a passage in an upper portion of one end and a passage in the lower portion of the opposite end. A heat-absorbing pack defines therein a circulation space, and has a passage in... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140174100 - Refrigerator with no-frost freezer: A refrigeration appliance comprises a freezer compartment in which air cooled by an evaporator is circulated by a fan and a thermoelectric device having a hot side in heat exchange relationship with the evaporator or with the freezer compartment and a cold side in heat exchange relationship with air within... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140174101 - Refrigerated point-of-use holding cabinet using peltier devices: A refrigerated point-of-use food holding cabinet keeps food products cold in compartments having cross sections that are substantially U-shaped. Food products are kept refrigerated using heat-absorbing, Peltier devices thermally coupled to the U-shaped compartment. An optional cover helps prevent food flavor transfers between compartments. Semiconductor temperature sensors and a computer... Agent: Prince Castle, LLC.

20140174102 - Heat-actuated double-acting traveling-wave thermoacoustic refrigeration system: The present invention discloses a heat-actuated double-acting traveling-wave thermoacoustic refrigeration system, comprising at least three elementary units; each elementary unit comprises a thermoacoustic engine, a thermoacoustic refrigerator, and a resonance device; the thermoacoustic engine and the thermoacoustic refrigerator comprise a main heat exchanger, a heat regenerator, a non-normal-temperature heat exchanger,... Agent: Llhan Thermoacoustic Technologies (shen_zhen) Co., Lto.

20140174103 - Systems and methods for oxidation of boil-off gas: A system in one embodiment includes a mixing module, an oxidation module, and a heat exchanger. The mixing module is configured to receive and mix a boil-off gas stream from a cryotank. The oxidation module is configured to receive the mixed stream, and to oxidize the boil-off gas in the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140174104 - Cryogenic storage tank system and auto flow path selector valve therefor: A cryogenic storage tank system and an automatic flow path selector valve for the same, in which maintenance is more convenient, the length of pipes is minimized, and the pressure of liquefied gas in a gaseous phase inside a cryogenic storage tank is automatically adjusted.... Agent:

20140174105 - Systems and methods for re-condensation of boil-off gas: A system in one embodiment includes a heat exchanger, a detection unit, and a controller. The heat exchanger includes a first passage and a second passage configured for exchange of heat therebetween. The first passage is configured to receive a boil-off gas stream of a first cryogenic fluid. The second... Agent: General Electric Campany

20140174106 - Cryogenic tank assembly: A cryogenic tank assembly includes a cryogenic tank having an internal volume that is configured to contain liquefied natural gas (LNG). The cryogenic tank includes an inlet and an outlet that are each fluidly connected to the internal volume. The assembly includes a recirculation conduit coupled in fluid communication between... Agent: General Electric Company

20140174107 - Self-powered energy conversion refrigeration apparatus: An energy conversion apparatus for a freezer includes a housing having a first region therein for receiving liquid CO2 for providing potential energy; a movable member rotatably mounted to the housing and having a second region in fluid communication with the first region and constructed to receive the liquid CO,... Agent:

20140174108 - Cold trap and mounting structure of cold trap: A cold trap includes a duct, which is for connecting a volume to be evacuated to a vacuum pump, and a cold panel surrounded by the duct. The duct includes an inlet flange at an evacuation target side and an outlet flange at a vacuum pump side. The outlet flange... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140174109 - Method for controlling a refrigerator, a control unit and a refrigerator: The invention relates to a method for controlling a refrigerator. The method comprises the steps of establishing a time interval of a certain duration, a first use of the refrigerator starting a first time interval, starting a subsequent time interval based on the start of the first time interval, and... Agent: Danfoss A/s

20140174111 - Background tank fill based on refrigerant composition: A portable recovery unit for automatically filling a background tank of blended refrigerant includes a main tank for holding recovered refrigerant from a vehicle A/C system which has a first chemical composition, and an auxiliary tank for holding an auxiliary supply of fresh refrigerant which has a second refrigerant composition.... Agent: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC

20140174110 - Use of r-1233 in liquid chillers: This invention relates to the use of chloro-trifluoropropenes as refrigerants in negative-pressure liquid chillers and methods of replacing an existing refrigerant in a chiller with chloro-trifluoropropenes. The chloro-trifluoropropenes, particularly 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene, have high efficiency and unexpectedly high capacity in liquid chiller applications and are useful as more environmentally sustainable refrigerants for... Agent: Arkema Inc.

20140174112 - Refrigerant vaporizer: A vaporizer has: an inlet (72); an oil outlet (90; 94); a vent (120); a hot gas inlet (132); and a cooled gas outlet (134). A gas flowpath (130) extends from the hot gas inlet to the cooled gas outlet. A vaporizer chamber (192) is downstream of the inlet along... Agent: Carrier Corporation

20140174113 - Pressure shock-induced cooling cycle: A supersonic cooling system operates by pumping liquid. Because the supersonic cooling system pumps liquid, the compression system does not require the use of a condenser. The compression system utilizes a compression wave. An evaporator of the compression system operates in the critical flow regime where the pressure in an... Agent: Pax Scientific, Inc.

20140174114 - Refrigerant charge assisting device, air-conditioning apparatus, and refrigerant charge assisting program: Operation data of a refrigerant circuit is acquired after an initial refrigerant charge amount of refrigerant is charged in the refrigerant circuit and operation of the refrigerant circuit is started, an internal volume of a high-pressure pipe 6 is computed from the obtained operation data and the initial refrigerant charge... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140174115 - Multi tray refrigerated chest for rapidly quenching beverages: The disclosure features various embodiments and aspects of a chest for quenching beverages. The chest can include a tank for holding a chilled mixture of ice and water, an ice maker adapted for making ice having an output for ejecting ice into a conduit in fluid communication with the tank,... Agent:

20140174116 - Evaporation cooler and pad: The evaporative cooler and pad operates on the principle of cooling the air by evaporation of water passing through one or more evaporator pads in the cooler. The evaporation of water cools the air as it is drawn through the cooler by an internal fan. The pads of the evaporative... Agent: Umm Al-qura University

20140174117 - Air conditioning apparatus: An object is to enable the dealer or user of an air conditioning apparatus to recognize that the heat dissipation amount of a heat exchange device is less than the heat dissipation amount expected of the air conditioning apparatus. A control device detects a hot water outflow temperature being a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140174118 - Heat pump device, air conditioner, and refrigerating machine: A heat pump device that can efficiently feed a high-frequency current to an electric motor and effectively heat a compressor includes a compressor including a compression mechanism configured to compress a refrigerant and a motor configured to drive the compression mechanism, heat exchangers, an inverter configured to apply a voltage... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140174119 - Cooling device comprising a pipe retainer: The present invention relates to a cooling device (1) comprising a refrigeration volume (3) wherein the foodstuffs to be cooled are placed, at least one cabinet (2) having an inner wall (4) surrounding the refrigeration volume (3) and an outer wall (5) with heat insulating material injected between itself and... Agent:

20140174120 - Evaporator heat exchanger unit: An evaporator heat exchanger unit for a heating cooling module for a motor vehicle is disclosed. In one aspect, the evaporator heat exchanger unit includes at least one collector expansion tank for collecting a refrigerant and one evaporator, by which at least a part of the refrigerant can be converted... Agent: Magna Powertrain Bad Homburg Gmbh

20140174121 - Evaporator with cool storage function: An evaporator with a cool storage function includes a plurality of flat refrigerant flow tubes which spaced apart from one another in a thickness direction of the plurality of refrigerant flow tubes to form spaces among the plurality of flat refrigerant flow tubes. The outer fins are disposed in a... Agent: Keihin Thermal Technology Corporation

20140174122 - Natural gas liquids recovery plant: A compact transportable apparatus for flexibly recovering natural gas liquids from a natural gas stream feedstock includes a replaceable segment on one or more natural gas liquids transfer lines that is removable in the field without cutting the line for replacement with different replaceable part, for example, a J-T valve... Agent:

20140174123 - Air separation method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for separating air in which production of the liquid products can be selectively varied between high and low production rates by varying the pressure ratio across a turboexpander used in imparting refrigeration with the use of a branched flow path. The branched flow path has a... Agent:

  
06/19/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140165594 - Magneto caloric device with continuous pump: A heat pump system having magneto caloric material positioned in a continuously rotating regenerator is provided. The magneto caloric material is staged so that as the regenerator is rotated, a portion of the material is cycled in and out of a magnetic field in a continuous manner. A heat transfer... Agent: General Electric Company

20140165595 - Use of unidirectional flow modes of magnetic cooling systems: A dual-mode magnetic refrigeration apparatus includes beds of magnetocaloric material, a magnet to apply a time-varying magnetic field to the beds, a heat transfer fluid (HTF), a pump to circulate the HTF, a hot side heat exchanger (HHEX), a cold side heat exchanger (CHEX), valves to direct flow of the... Agent: Astronautics Corporation Of America

20140165597 - Battery cooling: The battery thermal management device includes a thermally conductive structure and a thermoelectric module. The thermally conductive structure is coupleable to a battery and operable to provide a thermal path between the battery and the thermoelectric module. The thermoelectric module is operable to transfer heat between itself and the thermally... Agent: Alcatel-lucent

20140165596 - Thermoelectric arrangement for use in a cooling system of a motor vehicle and cooling system having such a thermoelectric arrangement: A thermoelectric arrangement for use in a cooling system (4, 6) of a motor vehicle has a thermocouple (8) with a first, heat-outputting thermal element (10), a second, heat-absorbing thermal element (12) and a conductor element (14) through which current flows. At least two cooling circuits (16, 18, 20) are... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c.f. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20140165606 - Air-conditioning apparatus for vehicle: An air-conditioning apparatus for a vehicle, which includes an evaporator core and a heater core disposed on a ventilation channel overlapping each other, and thermoelectric device having a heat generating surface and a heat absorbing surface. A cooling line including a first cooling channel through which cooling water circulates around... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140165601 - Clear ice maker: An ice making tray has an array of individual ice cube compartments. A mechanical oscillating mechanism is coupled to the tray and rotates the tray from a horizontal plane in opposite directions along an axis through an angle φ of about 20° to 40°, such that water in the tray... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165600 - Clear ice maker and method for forming clear ice: A clear ice maker having an ice tray with a thermally conductive cold plate, where the cold plate has a top surface and a bottom surface, with a thermoelectric cooling device thermally coupled to the bottom surface. Water is dispensed onto the top surface, and the bottom surface is cooled... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165602 - Clear ice maker and method for forming clear ice: An ice maker, including sensors to measure usage parameters and transmit the same to a controller. The controller is operably connected to a plurality of ice forming systems, and directs the systems to operate in a high energy mode or a low energy mode, based on the usage parameter. The... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165605 - Clear ice maker with varied thermal conductivity: A clear ice maker assembly for an appliance includes an ice tray rotatably coupled with a housing and horizontally suspended within an interior volume of the housing. The ice tray includes a metallic ice forming plate with a bottom surface, a substantially planar top surface and an edge portion. A... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165603 - Cooling system for ice maker: An ice maker having an ice tray horizontally suspended within a housing and a drive body rotatably coupled to a transverse axis of the ice tray and configured to oscillate the ice tray about the transverse axis. The cold side of a thermoelectric device is thermally coupled with a bottom... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165607 - Heated or cooled dishwasher safe dishware and drinkware: An actively heated mug or travel mug is provided. The mug or travel mug can include a body that receives a liquid therein and a heating system at least partially disposed in the body. The heating system can include one or more heating elements that heat a surface of the... Agent: Piatto Technologies, Inc.

20140165604 - Ice maker with rocking cold plate: An ice maker assembly includes an ice forming plate and a cooling source thermally engaged to a bottom surface of the ice forming plate. The cooling source is configured to freeze water coming into contact with a top surface of the ice forming plate. A containment wall surrounds the top... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165598 - Molded clear ice spheres: An ice maker adapted to make clear ice spheres includes a mold apparatus having a first mold portion and a second mold portion. The first and second mold portions further include mold cavity segments which define mold cavities when the mold apparatus is assembled in an ice forming position. A... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165599 - Thermoelectric ice maker: An ice maker has a mold with a first piece and a second piece. A cavity within the mold includes a first reservoir in the first piece and a second reservoir in the second piece that align to substantially enclose the cavity. A fluid intake aperture in the first piece... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165608 - Device and method for supporting a person: A device for supporting a person may include a thermoelectric generator configured to receive heat provided from the person. The device may further include a first heat conductor overlapping the first thermoelectric generator and configured to conduct the heat to the thermoelectric generator. The device may further include a second... Agent:

20140165609 - Air-conditioning apparatus for electric vehicle: An air-conditioning apparatus for an electric vehicle, which includes a main core disposed on a ventilation channel, and a thermoelectric device having a first surface and a second surface performing heat generation or heat absorption. An air-conditioning channel through which cooling water circulates around the first surface of the thermoelectric... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140165611 - Clear ice maker: An ice making tray has a water basin with a thermally conductive floor and a flexible grid positioned therein to define a plurality of ice making compartments. A motor is coupled to the basin to rotate the basin and grid to an inverted position, and a link is coupled between... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165610 - Method of producing ice segments: A method of making an ice structure comprising the steps of: providing a mold with at least two mold portions where the at least two mold portions come together to form a cavity that defines a shape of an ice structure; placing the at least two mold portions in thermal... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165612 - Controlling air conditioner modes: In various implementations, a request for operation of an air conditioner may be received. The air conditioner may include a cooling mode and/or a dehumidifying mode. In some implementations, a compressor speed for a compressor of the air conditioner may be determined, and which mode(s) of the air conditioner to... Agent:

20140165613 - Methods for operating sensors of refrigerator appliances: Methods for operating a sensor of a refrigerator appliance are provided. In the methods, at least one of a detection threshold of the sensor, a power output of a transducer of the sensor, or a gain of an amplifier of the sensor can be adjusted. Through such adjustments, accuracy and... Agent: General Electric Company

20140165614 - Smart storage of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals: A refrigerator and/or freezer unit and system for storing, monitoring, and maintaining a supply of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products in compliance with regulatory requirements. The unit contains compartments for each product type in multiple controlled temperature zones with sensors and readers to track product status and content. A user interface... Agent: Medchain Systems, Inc.

20140165616 - Air conditioning system with ice storage: An air conditioning system includes a condenser and an evaporator configured to remove thermal energy from a water flow through the evaporator via a refrigerant flow through the evaporator. A refrigerant conduit is configured to convey a refrigerant flow through the evaporator and the condenser. An ice storage tank is... Agent: Carrier Corporation

20140165615 - Ice cube shape manipulation via heat: An ice making device includes heating and cooling elements that control the formation of ice within a cavity. The ice making device may include one or more fluid inlets that supply liquid water to the cavity, and one or more fluid outlets that drain water from the cavity after formation... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165617 - Clear ice maker with warm air flow: An ice-making apparatus for an appliance having a housing with an interior volume and an ice tray horizontally suspended in the interior volume. The ice tray has a cold plate with a top surface and a bottom surface and a containment wall surrounding an edge portion of the cold plate... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165618 - Clear ice hybrid mold: A method of making clear ice spheres includes a providing a mold apparatus having a first mold portion and a second mold portion having mold cavity segments which define one or more mold cavities when the mold apparatus is assembled in an ice forming position. The mold apparatus includes a... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165619 - Clear ice spheres: A method of making clear ice spheres includes a providing a mold apparatus having a first mold portion and a second mold portion having mold cavity segments which define one or more mold cavities when the mold apparatus is assembled. A clear ice sheet is deposited in the mold apparatus... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165620 - Molded clear ice spheres: A method of making clear ice spheres includes a providing a mold apparatus having a first mold portion and a second mold portion having mold cavity segments which define one or more mold cavities when the mold apparatus is assembled in an ice forming position. The mold apparatus is then... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165621 - Rotational ice maker: An ice maker has an ice mold that includes a metallic piece and an insulated piece. A cooling source is thermally coupled to the metallic piece. A cavity is within the ice mold and has a first reservoir in the metallic piece and a second reservoir in the insulated piece.... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165622 - Twist harvest ice geometry: An ice maker assembly includes an ice making apparatus for an appliance with an ice making tray having a water basin formed by a metallic ice forming plate and at least one perimeter sidewall extending upwardly from a top surface of the ice forming plate. The ice making tray also... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165623 - Weirless ice tray: An ice tray may include a substantially planar body portion with a plurality of cavities that are not interconnected by weirs. The ice tray may include a body having raised portions between adjacent cavities to alleviate stress that may otherwise form in these areas. A water distribution system may be... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165624 - Multi-sheet spherical ice making: A unitary clear ice sheet is formed from a plurality of individual clear ice sheets which are fused together to give the unitary ice sheet a predetermined thickness. The fused unitary ice sheet is a clear unitary ice sheet due to the formation of the plurality of individual clear ice... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165625 - Compositions and methods for injection of sealants and/or drying agents into air conditioning and refrigeration systems: A method for maintaining a charged and pressurized air conditioning or refrigeration system, such method including introducing into the system fluid of the air conditioning or refrigeration system a hydrolytic drying agent, and distributing the hydrolytic drying agent throughout the system fluid; methods of maintaining a charged and pressurized air... Agent:

20140165627 - Method for chilling a building: A method for chilling a building includes the steps of: heating a working solution contained in a solar panel using solar radiation, separating the heated working solution in vapor and a concentrated working solution, condensing the vapor to liquid refrigerant, evaporating the liquid refrigerant, (i) in a building to be... Agent: Purix Aps

20140165626 - Use of r-1233 in liquid chillers: This invention relates to the use of chloro-trifluoropropenes as refrigerants in negative-pressure liquid chillers and methods of replacing an existing refrigerant in a chiller with chloro-trifluoropropenes. The chloro-trifluoropropenes, particularly 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene, have high efficiency and unexpectedly high capacity in liquid chiller applications and are useful as more environmentally sustainable refrigerants for... Agent: Arkema Inc.

20140165628 - Air-conditioning apparatus and control method therefor: An order in which parts of a heat source side heat exchanger are defrosted is determined on the basis of the heat exchanger capacity of the parts of the heat source side heat exchanger, the necessary heating capacity of the parts of the heat source side heat exchanger, and the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140165630 - Method for controlling defrost operation of a refrigeration system: The invention relates to a method for controlling a refrigeration system by establishing a defrost period during an initial defrost period. One or more compressors of the refrigeration system are monitored to establish if the one or more compressors are running, and a parameter representative of the one or more... Agent: Danfoss A/s

20140165629 - Method for controlling the defrost of an evaporator in a refrigeration appliance: A method for controlling evaporator defrost in a refrigeration appliance having a cooling circuit with a variable cooling capacity compressor is disclosed. The method includes assessing the cooling capacity of the cooling circuit and calculating the defrost time on the basis of such cooling capacity. Defrost time is preferably assessed... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165631 - Refrigeration compositions, refrigeration systems and methods of making, operating and using the same: One variation may include a product including a mixture including CF3CF═CH2 and a lubricating oil or grease wherein the lubricating oil or grease that reduces eliminates the likelihood that the refrigerant will ignite.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140165632 - Refrigerator control system and method: A control system for operating a refrigerator appliance is provided. The refrigerator has a variable damper, a variable speed fan, and a variable speed compressor. The damper position, evaporator fan speed, and compressor speed are determined through interacting feedback control loops based on the set point temperatures for the fresh... Agent: General Electric Company

20140165633 - Air compressor: An air compressor system is disclosed that includes a housing sized to enclose an air compressor pump as well as a dryer structured to remove moisture from air that is compressed by the compressor pump. The air compressor pump may be intermittently placed into operation, but the dryer itself is... Agent:

20140165634 - Apparatus and method for the sterilization, degassing and concentration of viscous products: A device for the evaporative cooling of a viscous fluid, the device including a vacuum chamber wherein the viscous fluid is cooled. The vacuum chamber includes a lower part wherein the viscous fluid is collected by gravitational force, and an outlet pipe, located at the bottom of a lower part,... Agent: Spx Apv Danmark A/s

20140165635 - Air-conditioning apparatus: A channel on an upstream side of a third expansion device and a channel on an upstream side of a second expansion device are connected during a heating operation, and medium pressure refrigerant generated by the third expansion device during the heating operation is introduced on a suction side of... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140165637 - Coupled air-conditioning device: A coupled air-conditioning device including a dehumidification system and a vapor compression-type refrigeration system which are connected through a pipeline. The vapor compression-type refrigeration system is a closed circuit including an evaporator, a compressor, a condenser and an expansion valve. The dehumidification system includes a desiccant-wheel with a regeneration area... Agent:

20140165636 - Precise air conditioning system fan control method and apparatus, and precise air conditioning system: A precise air conditioning system fan control method and apparatus, and a precise air conditioning system are provided. The method includes: obtaining an actual indoor temperature, and calculating a temperature difference between the actual temperature and a preset target temperature; comparing the temperature difference with threshold intervals to obtain a... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140165638 - Cooling device and electronic device made therewith: A cooling device of the present invention comprises an evaporation unit which contains a refrigerant, a condensation unit which performs heat radiation by condensing and liquefying vapor-phase refrigerant which was vaporized at the evaporation unit, and piping which connects the evaporation unit with the condensation unit; wherein the evaporation unit... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140165639 - Mobile cooling device: Provided herein are various mobile cooling devices. In some embodiments, a mobile cooling device provided herein includes a base comprising a reservoir and a lid; and a fan assembly dimensioned to fit within the base. In some embodiments, the fan assembly of a mobile cooling device can include a vent... Agent:

20140165640 - Outdoor unit of air-conditioning apparatus: [Solution] An outdoor unit 100 of an air-conditioning apparatus includes a bottom plate 4, a heat exchanger 10 mounted on the bottom plate 4, and a fan 11 sending air to the heat exchanger 10. The outdoor unit 100 includes a heater 12 provided on the bottom plate 4; a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140165641 - Distributor for evaporative condenser header or cooler header: A heat exchanger has heat exchange elements and an inlet header and an outlet header that fluidly communicate with the heat exchange elements. The inlet header has a fluid inlet. The heat exchange elements are connected to the inlet header along a length of the inlet header and are various... Agent: American Sino Heat Transfer LLC

20140165642 - Combined cascade refrigeration cycle apparatus: According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes a housing, two high-temperature-side refrigeration circuits and two low-temperature-side refrigeration circuits. Each of the high-temperature-side refrigeration circuits is configured to exchange heat with both of the two low-temperature-side refrigeration circuits by cascade heat exchangers. A hot-water pipe letting water or hot water through... Agent: Toshiba Carrier Corporation

20140165643 - Layering of low thermal conductive material on metal tray: An ice maker having a housing defining an interior volume, with an ice tray rotatably coupled with the housing and horizontally suspended across the interior volume thereof. The ice tray has ice wells, defined along the bottom by a bottom surface and the sides by an interior surface of at... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation

20140165644 - Refrigerated point-of-use holding cabinet using chilled liquid: A refrigerated point-of-use food holding cabinet keeps food products cold in compartments having cross sections that are substantially U-shaped. Food products are kept refrigerated using heat-absorbing, heat-exchangers thermally coupled to the U-shaped compartment. Refrigeration is provided by a chilled, re-circulating liquid that does not change phase as it circulates but... Agent: Prince Castle, LLC.

20140165645 - Thermal energy transfer device: A portable heat transfer device for transferring thermal energy to and/or from laboratory tubes, clinical vials, specimen vials, laboratory vials, serum vials, drug vials and laboratory containers is provided. The heat transfer device comprises an insulated, thermally conductive heat conduit system and base for the purpose of exchanging heat between... Agent: Biocision, LLC

20140165646 - Oil compensation in a refrigeration circuit: An oil separation device (14) for separating oil from a refrigerant-oil-mixture in a refrigeration cycle (1), the oil separation device (14) comprises a first refrigerant conduit having at least a first portion (16) with a first diameter (d1); a second refrigerant conduit arranged downstream of and connected to the first... Agent:

20140165647 - Evaporator with cool storage function: An evaporator includes a cool storage material container. The cool storage material container contains a cool storage material and is disposed in a second part of the spaces. The cool storage material container includes a container main body portion joined to the refrigerant flow tubes. The outward projecting portion extends... Agent: Keihin Thermal Technology Corporation

20140165648 - Purification of inert gases to remove trace impurities: A method for purifying an argon stream is provided. The method includes pretreating an argon waste stream to remove impurities to provide a pre-treated argon waste stream having argon, nitrogen, and hydrogen; cooling the argon waste stream to create a cold feed stream; and condensing the cold feed stream to... Agent: Air Liquide Process & Construction, Inc.

20140165649 - Purification of inert gases to remove trace impurities: An argon purification system is provided which includes a cryogenic heat exchanger, a cryogenic distillation column. The cryogenic heat exchanger is configured to remove heat from a pre-treated argon waste stream to create a cold feed stream. The cryogenic distillation column includes packing, a reboiler, and an overhead condenser, as... Agent: Air Liquide Process & Construction, Inc.

20140165650 - Heat exchanger and distillation column arrangement: A shell and tube heat exchanger and distillation column arrangement for an air separation plant utilizing such heat exchanger in which tubes for passage of a liquid that is used in condensing a vapor are located within a cylindrical shell. The tubes are arranged in an inner array of tubes... Agent:

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