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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
165288000 Plural temperature sensors 25
165299000 Flow of one heat exchange material controlled by temperature of another 12
165296000 Branched flow of heat exchange material 10
165300000 Flow of one heat exchange material controlled by its own temperature 9
165295000 Including mass flow sensor 1
20120006527METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING OUTLET WATER TEMPERATURE OF WATER HEATER - A temperature controlling device includes a setting controller, a gas valve, a burner, an inlet temperature sensor, a water meter, and an operational controller. User sets a desired temperature via the setting controller. The inlet temperature sensor senses an inlet temperature of water at an inlet of a pipe, and then operational controller calculates a difference between the inlet temperature and the desired temperature to get a total heat for heating water in a predetermined heating time and transfer the total heat into a total gas consumption, and controls the gas valve to supply gas to the burner with an amount of the total gas consumption in a predetermined heating time. After that, water should be heated to the desired temperature, and the operational controller controls the gas valve to decrease the gas supply for maintaining water temperature.01-12-2012
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20110198070MOTOR-VEHICLE WITH AN AUXILIARY COOLING SYSTEM INCLUDING ONE OR MORE RADIATORS CONSTITUTED BY VEHICLE BODY COMPONENTS - A motor-vehicle is provided with an auxiliary cooling system, having a low temperature cooling liquid, entirely independent from the cooling circuit of the engine and including a radiator located at the front part of the motor-vehicle facing the radiator of the cooling circuit of the engine. The auxiliary cooling circuit comprises one or more auxiliary radiators which are connected parallel to the radiator of the auxiliary circuit and which are constituted by motor-vehicle body components.08-18-2011
20130025842Warm Water Cooling - A method of providing cooled air to electronic equipment includes capturing heated air from a volume containing electronic equipment, cooling the heated air by more than fifteen degrees Celsius in an air-to-water heat exchanger, and supplying cooling water to the air-to-water heat exchanger at a temperature above a dew point temperature of the heated air.01-31-2013
20120160469ADAPTIVE COOLING USING POWER MONITORING - A method and system is disclosed for controlling cooling unit operational settings according to power dissipation levels in sub-equipment. The method and system includes an adaptive cooling controller which uses system configuration information to associate a particular cooling unit with particular sub-equipment, and further uses configuration information to associate cooling unit activity with respective sensors. At a given cooling unit setting, the adaptive cooling controller determines from sensor readings in the associated sub-equipment whether a cooling unit setting change is required according to the configuration information for the sub-equipment. The sensor readings may include both temperature and power dissipation readings. The method and system is particularly useful for overcoming the difficulty with accommodating sub-equipment changes of cooling unit controllers known in the art.06-28-2012
20100084125MICROCLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM - A heating/cooling garment is provided that comprises a microclimate system, as well as methods of manufacturing and using same.04-08-2010
20100071890Deicing System in Sodar Systems - A system for heating the sound-reflective mirror surface of a phased array monostatic sodar apparatus. The system has a heat source located at a position that is spaced from the mirror, a control system that controls the operation of the heat source, a working fluid that is heated by the heat source and used to transfer heat from the source to the mirror, and a delivery system that constrains the heated working fluid and delivers it from the heat source to the mirror.03-25-2010
20130037254Data Center With Low Power Usage Effectiveness - A system for providing cooled air to electronic equipment includes a data center having electronic equipment in operation, a plurality of on-floor cooling units, and a cooling water source. The on-floor cooling units cool air warmed by the electronic equipment. The cooling water source is configured to supply cooling water that reduces a temperature of the on-floor cooling units. The power usage effectiveness (“PUE”) of the system is less than 1.3, wherein the PUE is defined by energy used to operate the data center divided by energy used to run the electronic equipment.02-14-2013
20130075076APPARATUS - The disclosure relates to an apparatus including a first heat transfer element having a base plate, with a first surface for receiving an electric component and channels for transferring a heat load received via the first surface into a fluid in the channels, at least some of the channels protrude from a second surface of the base plate, and a second heat transfer element for receiving fluid from the first heat transfer element and passing a heat load from said fluid to surroundings. In order to obtain an efficient cooling, a phase change material is arranged at a second surface of the base plate between at least two of the channels, the phase change material absorbing heat by changing phase at a phase change temperature during operation of the electric component.03-28-2013
20130032325THERMOSTATIC CONTROL LED THERMAL MODULE - A thermostatic control LED thermal module includes at least one fan, a heat dissipation unit, a sensing unit and a controller. One side of the heat dissipation unit is mated with the fan, while the other side of the heat dissipation unit is attached to an LED unit. The sensing unit is electrically connected to the LED unit for detecting the temperature of the LED unit and generating a sensing signal. The controller is electrically connected to the fan and the sensing unit. According to the received sensing signal, the controller operates and processes to generate a control signal to control rotational speed of the fan so as to achieve an excellent heat dissipation effect.02-07-2013
20120205089METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AND MONITORING AN AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM OF A DATA PROCESSING INSTALLATION - A method and apparatus for controlling and monitoring an air-conditioning system of a data processing installation includes at least one server switchgear cabinet for accommodating electrical units. Controlling of the cooling power of an air-conditioning unit is performed in at least two distinct defined modes, wherein in a first mode the air volume capacity of a blower is controlled to a minimum value at a maximum defined temperature difference between sucked hot air and supplied cold air, and in a second mode the cooling power is controlled such that a maximum defined temperature for the cooling medium flowing from a heat exchanger is not exceeded. The method and apparatus provide energy-saving cooling of such data processing installations.08-16-2012
20090159259Modular heat pump liquid heater system - A heat pump liquid heater system comprises a liquid conduit to direct a flow of a liquid between a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet, and a plurality of heat pump liquid heaters. Each heat pump liquid heater comprises a heat transfer element to transfer heat to the liquid and a temperature sensor to detect temperature of the heated liquid. A controller controls operation of the heat pumps based on the detected temperature of the heated liquid. The liquid conduit through which the liquid flows includes a plurality of adaptor assemblies, each of which has a heat pump port adapted to receive a heat transfer element and a temperature sensor for extension into the liquid conduit.06-25-2009
20090159258Internal Gas Warming For High Pressure Gas Storage Cylinders With Metal Liners - A warming system for high pressure storage tanks for hydrogen and CNG gas fuel wherein a warming device is installed upon a tank port that is interconnected in thermal communication with a metal liner within the tank and heat derived from an on board vehicle heat source is transmitted by conduction from the tank port to the tank interior. Heating ameliorates mechanical stresses to the tank and the component parts of the tank assembly caused by the thermal conditions of the tank environment and thermal changes in gas temperature associated with the depletion of high pressure gas from the tank.06-25-2009
20130048265VARIABLE TEMPERATURE CHILLER COILS - A chiller coil system for an asymmetric gas turbine filter house includes a plurality of chiller coil modules arranged in a substantially vertical array, each chiller coil module provided with a cooled fluid inlet pipe and a fluid outlet pipe. Each outlet pipe is connected to a common return pipe and at least some of the inlet pipes are connected to the common return pipe. A mixing control valve is provided for controlling an amount of cooling fluid in the common return pipe to be added to at least some of the inlet pipes.02-28-2013
20120216999COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC APPARATUS - A vehicle includes a cooling system for electric apparatus that includes a lower cell, an upper cell that is disposed above the lower cell, and a converter that is disposed above the lower cell and that converts a voltage of electric power input to or output from the lower cell and the upper cell, in which the lower cell, the upper cell, and the converter are cooled by refrigerant, and the refrigerant inlets of the converter are disposed in the vicinity of a refrigerant outlet of at least one of the upper cell and the lower cell.08-30-2012
20130062047Data Centre Cooling Systems - A method of cooling a data centre having at least one hot aisle (03-14-2013
20120193086THERMAL PROBE - A temperature probe having a terminal attachment arrangement for securing and selectively releasing an electrical connection is disclosed. The temperature probe further includes a housing for sealing the temperature probe to a structure, such as a HVAC duct.08-02-2012
20130068446HEAT SINK APPARATUS FOR EXOTHERMIC ELEMENT - A heat sink apparatus for an exothermic element includes a first copper heat plate for accumulating heat of an exothermic element, a copper heat path for conducting the accumulated heat in an extended direction of the copper heat path, a second copper heat plate for dispersing the conducted heat, and a heat fin for discharging the accumulated or discharged heat to the outside.03-21-2013
20130068445Modification of a spatial temperature profile along a heat exchanging arrangement of a thermal energy storage and recovery device - A thermal energy storage and recovery device is disclosed which includes (a) an arrangement having first and second ends, the arrangement is configured for guiding a flow of heat transfer fluid between the first second ends, (b) a heat storage material thermally coupled to the arrangement such that along a physical extension of the arrangement a thermal interaction region is formed for thermally coupling the heat transfer fluid with the heat storage material, (c) a fluid terminal connected to the arrangement via a branch duct of the arrangement, the branch duct is located between the first and second ends, and (d) a control device coupled to the fluid terminal and configured that a flow of fluid through the fluid terminal is controllable such that within the arrangement a spatial temperature profile along at least a portion of the thermal interaction region is adjustable. A method and system are also described.03-21-2013
20130068444CONTAINER DATA CENTER - A container data center includes a cooling control system. The cooling control system reads a temperature of a container of the container data center and a direction of wind flowing across the container, and determines whether a first or a second cooling device of the container data center needs to be turned on according to the read temperature. The cooling control system further determines whether the read wind direction is the same to a direction of hot air expelled by the turned on cooling device. When the read wind direction is not the same as a direction of hot air expelled by the turned on cooling device, the cooling control system turns off the turned on cooling device, and turns on the other cooling device.03-21-2013
20120234529METHOD FOR ADJUSTING SEVERAL PARALLEL CONNECTED HEAT EXCHANGERS - A method is provided for adjusting several parallel connected heat exchangers supplied with a coolant medium. The aim of the invention is to simplify the adjustment. For this purpose, the method consists in a) determining a specific value of heat requirement for each heat exchanger in a predetermined time period; b) comparing the specific values of all heat exchangers therebetween and c) in modifying the adjustment of the heat exchanger having the lowest specific value of heat requirement in such a way that the heat requirement thereof is increased.09-20-2012
20120234528COOLING DEVICE OPERATING METHOD AND INSPECTION APPARATUS - A cooling device operating method which is capable of reducing power consumption of the cooling device used in an inspection apparatus. The method controls a cooling device which cools a wafer chuck on which a semiconductor wafer is loaded. The temperature of the wafer chuck is controllable through the cooling device and a heating device. Low temperature and high temperature inspections of the wafer can be performed under control of the controller, and the cooling device is continuously run through control of the controller for the low temperature inspection while it is stopped at least one time at the start of the high temperature inspection through the controller for the high temperature inspection.09-20-2012
20120234527SERVER ROOM MANAGING AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM - In accordance with embodiments, a server room managing air conditioning system includes: a first coil; a second coil; and an air supply fan. The first coil adjusts returned air of a server room to a predetermined temperature value lower than a supplied air temperature target value and dehumidifies the returned air. The second coil adjusts the returned air of the server room to a predetermined temperature value higher than the supplied air temperature target value so that the supplied air temperature target value and a supplied air humidity target value can be achieved when the returned air is mixed with air adjusted by the first coil. The air supply fan mixes the returned air and supplies the mixed returned air as the supplied air to the server room.09-20-2012
20080296009Computer Systems and Related Methods for Cooling Such Systems - Methods for cooling computer systems are provided, in which the computer system has a processor and a fan. An exemplary method comprises: determining a temperature threshold for operating the fan at greater than low speed; determining a temperature of the computer system; and throttling the processor if the temperature corresponds to the temperature threshold for operating the fan at greater than low speed. Systems also are provided.12-04-2008
20110272132ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR HEATING DRINKING WATER FOR ONE CONSUMPTION POINT OR TAPPING POINT - The invention concerns an arrangement for heating drinking water for at least one consumption point or tapping point, comprising a fresh water station having an inlet for cold drinking water, a heating device for heating a heat-transfer medium, a pump for circulation of the medium heated by the heating device through the fresh water station, a heat exchanger within the fresh water station for transfer of the heat generated by the heating device to the cold drinking water, and an instantaneous water heater arranged behind the fresh water station in the direction of flow of the already heated drinking water, having a control and regulating unit for controlling and/or regulating the temperature of the drinking water, which is distinguished in that between the instantaneous water heater and the fresh water station is a direct control and/or regulating signal link for nominal value adjustment of the temperature of the drinking water in the fresh water station by the instantaneous water heater. Furthermore the invention concerns a corresponding method.11-10-2011
20110284199Cooling Module - A cooling module comprises a heat sink, a cooling fan, a control assembly, a temperature sensor and a resilient heat conductor. The cooling fan facilitates cooling efficiency of the heat sink. The control assembly has a circuit board controlling rotation of the cooling fan. The temperature sensor is coupled to the circuit board of the control assembly and has a sensing face. The resilient heat conductor is disposed between the heat sink and the temperature sensor and has a first contact face and a second contact face, wherein the first contact face contacts the sensing face of the temperature sensor and the second contact face contacts a face of the heat sink.11-24-2011
20110284201Auxiliary Cooling Device For Connection To An Aircraft Liquid Cooling System - An auxiliary cooling device (11-24-2011
20110284202Vehicle air conditioner - A vehicle air conditioner includes a heating heat exchanger, a first temperature adjustment mechanism for adjusting a temperature of air to be blown toward a driver's seat side in a vehicle compartment, and a second temperature adjustment mechanism for adjusting a temperature of air to be blown toward a front-passenger's seat side in the vehicle compartment. In the vehicle air conditioner, the first and second temperature adjustment mechanisms are controlled to perform a one-seat priority mode control such that the temperature of air to be blown toward the front-passenger's seat side is lower than the temperature of air to be blown toward the driver's seat side, when only the driver is in the vehicle compartment and the heating condition is determined as the air conditioning state.11-24-2011
20110290470CONTROLLING UNDER SURFACE HEATING/COOLING - The invention relates to controlling an under surface heating/cooling. During a heating mode, the room temperature is increased by increasing the flow of the liquid in a supply loop (12-01-2011
20090250203Hot Water Supply Apparatus - The present invention provides a hot water supply apparatus capable of reducing energy consumption. That is, except during operation of heating water, when a detection temperature of a temperature sensor becomes equal to or lower than a set temperature, a circulating pump is operated and a compressor is operated at a second operating frequency having a lower frequency than a first operating frequency, thereby the compressor does not have to be repeatedly operated and stopped, and can be continuously operated in a state of reduced heating power.10-08-2009
20100155046TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AN ON BOARD INERT GAS GENERATION SYSTEMS - An apparatus for providing air at a given temperature to an air separation module has a first path for delivering air having a temperature to the air separation module, a second path for delivering air having a temperature to the air separation module, a heat exchanger through which the second path flows, the heat exchanger modulating the temperature of the air from the given temperature to a second temperature, and a valve for controlling an amount of air flowing through the second path whereby if the air delivered to the air separation module by the first path and the second path is below a temperature desired to run the air separation module essentially all of the air may flow through the first path.06-24-2010
20120024517Heat Cycle System - A heat cycle system includes: a refrigerating cycle system that circulates a refrigerant; a medium circulation circuit that includes a circulation pump for circulating a heat-transfer medium, and adjusts a temperature of a temperature control target with the heat-transfer medium; a heat exchanger that executes heat exchange between the refrigerant in the refrigerating cycle system and the heat-transfer medium in the medium circulation circuit; and a volume altering unit that alters a volume of the heat-transfer medium circulating in the medium circulation circuit.02-02-2012
20130098597AIR-SIDE FREE COOLING SYSTEM AND DATA CENTER - From a plurality of preset operation modes, an optimal mode is selected to let the supply air 04-25-2013
20090283252GAS HEATER - A method and apparatus for heating or cooling a fluid. An inlet conduit coupled to a plurality of distribution nozzles in fluid communication with a channel at the periphery of the apparatus. An insert and a sleeve cooperatively define a thin gap, in fluid communication with the channel, through which the fluid flows. Thermal inserts near the thin gap generate heat flux into or out of the fluid, which exits through an outlet conduit.11-19-2009
20090283253Device for evaporating calciferous water by means of electrical heating - Apparatus for evaporating calciferous water by means of electrical heating includes an injection nozzle connected to a spray hose arranged in the upper third of an evaporator immediately above a thermostat that is disposed on the bottom side of the evaporator, the distance between the injection nozzle and the thermostat being less than 15 mm, the steam hose being connected to the evaporator via a steam connector, the steam connector having an inside diameter of at least 5 mm, and the evaporator at an angle of inclination of 5° to 10°.11-19-2009
20090294117Vapor Chamber-Thermoelectric Module Assemblies - An apparatus includes a body containing a vapor chamber and having first and opposing second major surfaces and a thermoelectric module having first and opposing second major surfaces. The second major surface of the body is in thermal contact with the first major surface of the thermoelectric module. A heat sink has a first major surface in thermal contact with the second major surface of the thermoelectric module. The thermoelectric module is configured to control a flow of heat between the body and the heat sink.12-03-2009
20110203787METHOD FOR REGULATING THE TEMPERATURE OF A CLIMATE CHAMBER, AND A CLIMATE CHAMBER - A climate chamber and method for regulating a climate chamber. The climate chamber includes a temperature-controlled compartment containing a product such as hatching eggs, chickens, or chicks. The climate chamber also includes a fan which gives off heat during operation, a supply channel extending from the fan up to the compartment, and a temperature sensor provided in the supply channel. An air stream is supplied to the compartment by means of the fan via the supply channel. The temperature of the air flowing through the supply channel is detected by means of the temperature sensor. The rotational speed of the ventilator is adjusted as a function of the temperature detected by the temperature sensor for influencing the temperature of air displaced by the fan.08-25-2011
20110203786Waste Water Heat Transfer System - A waste water heat transfer system for actively transferring heat from waste water to incoming potable water to assist in heating the potable water. The system generally includes a holding tank for receiving wastewater, a heat transfer unit having a refrigeration system and a fluidly connected coaxial heat exchanger, wherein the coaxial heat exchanger receives warmed refrigerant that absorbs heat from the wastewater while travelling through the refrigeration system, a potable water inlet in fluid communication with the coaxial heat exchanger to circulate the potable water within the coaxial heat exchanger and absorb heat from the warmed refrigerant, a buffer tank to receive the warmed potable water from the coaxial heat exchanger, and a hot water heater to receive the warmed potable water from the buffer tank as needed. A controller circuit is used to activate and deactivate the heat transfer unit according to parameters, such as water temperature.08-25-2011
20120292008Integrated energy recovery systems - An energy efficient laundry facility comprises a space heating system, an air conditioning system, a plurality of clothes washers, a plurality of clothes dryers, a hot water storage tank supplying the washers, a source of cold water and conduit means interconnecting the aforesaid. Dedicated heat recovery units are associated respectively with the dryers and employ high temperature dryer exhaust air to heat water for supply to the storage tank. A controller and temperature sensing means regulate the flow of hot water from the dryers to the storage tank. High temperature water is directed to the top of the storage tank and lower temperature water to an intermediate point in the storage tank. Hot water from the dryers is also directed to the space heating system. Each heat recovery unit comprises a heat exchanger, a blower, a water circulation pump, a water temperature sensor, and a dedicated controller. The controller may also include a dryer exhaust pressure monitor, a pressure controller, and a variable speed blower drive. The heat exchanger is of the counterflow type and each recovery unit has its heat exchanger and blower arranged to provide for right angle air flow resulting in a compact unit for mounting atop a clothes dryer. Hot water may also be drawn from the storage tank for use in either an air or hydronic space heating system.11-22-2012
20080257538Heat Exchanger With Temperature-Controlled Valve - The invention relates to a heat exchanger with a temperature sensor and especially a heat exchanger usable for heating hot water using district heating water. The heat exchanger (10-23-2008
20120067562COOLING DEVICE FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE - A cooling device for an automotive vehicle of electric type, the cooling device being able to be powered up or powered down and including a cooling circuit capable of cooling an engine assembly including an electronic driver system using a coolant, the cooling circuit being controlled by a control system capable of keeping the device powered up when the vehicle is at end of mission and the temperature of the coolant is above a threshold temperature. The electric vehicle includes a battery charger assembly, and the cooling circuit is capable of cooling the charger assembly and the engine assembly.03-22-2012
20090200007HEAT EXCHANGER HAVING TEMPERATURE-ACTUATED VALVES - A heat exchanger includes a body having a plurality of cooling fins defining a plurality of channels therebetween. The heat exchanger also includes a valve positioned in a first channel of the plurality of channels. At least a portion of the valve includes a shape memory material having a thermal transformation temperature. The valve is movable between a first discrete position and a second discrete position. Fluid flow is allowed through the first channel when the valve is in the first discrete position above the thermal transformation temperature. Fluid flow is at least partially blocked in the first channel when the valve is in the second discrete position below the thermal transformation temperature.08-13-2009
20090229811HIGH TEMPERATURE ADJUSTABLE SENSOR HOUSING SYSTEM APPARATUS - A sensor housing system maintains a sensor—which is used in monitoring an extreme temperature environment such as a combustion unit—at a desired ambient temperature. The system comprises one or more sensors housed within an internal chamber and cooled by air or an inert gas. Gas within the chamber cools the sensor and then exhausts to a second internal chamber which, in turn, exhausts to atmosphere. Both chambers are housed in a directional ball pivot that provides access to the extreme temperature environment and adjusts the angle of the sensor. An air tube having a cobra sweep is directed toward the external surface of the glass wafer and directs a hot gas stream across the surface of the wafer. A failsafe device retracts the chambers from tie extreme temperature environment in case of power failure or if for some reason the sensor becomes too hot.09-17-2009
20090260796Passive Cooling In Response To Ambient Environmental Properties - A system for passively cooling an electronic component includes a conduit configured to carry a pressurized cooling fluid. The conduit has a plurality of delivery orifices configured to dispense the pressurized cooling fluid from the conduit to cool the electronic component. Each delivery orifice has a hydrogel mechanism associated therewith, which is configured to individually control each of the plurality of delivery orifices to automatically regulate flow of the cooling fluid in response to a variation in a property of an ambient environment surrounding the hydrogel mechanism. The property of the ambient environment is influenced by an operation of the electronic component.10-22-2009
20100175866THERMAL CONTROLLER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES - An apparatus is provided for controlling a temperature of a device by circulating fluid through a heat sink in thermal contact with the device. The apparatus includes a first fluid source (07-15-2010
20110174476Method and Device for Setting a Temperature Control System - A method of setting a temperature control system, in particular a hot water heating system, having a plurality of heat transfer devices through which a heating or cooling agent flows, includes the following steps: 07-21-2011
20100193176HEAT MEDIUM HEATING-COOLING APPARATUS AND HEAT MEDIUM TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD - Provided are a heat medium heating-cooling apparatus and a heat medium temperature control method, which can control the heat medium temperature stably and more efficiently. The heat medium heating-cooling apparatus includes a heat medium heating unit (08-05-2010
20090078400TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE FOR ON-BOARD BATTERY PACK - A temperature control device has a heat exchanger recovering heat from exhaust gas of an engine, a water circulating passage in which a cooling water is circulated while receiving the recovered heat, an air conditioning unit heating air with the hot cooling water of the passage to produce a temperature controlled air, an air duct, a water heater attached to the bottom surface of a battery pack, and an electric heater attached side surfaces of the pack. The conditioning unit blows the controlled air against the battery pack through the duct. The water heater receives the hot cooling water of the passage and raises the temperature of the battery pack. The electric heater subsidiarily warms the battery pack with heat generated from electric power of the pack.03-26-2009
20100193175Heat Sink Apparatus with Extendable Pin Fins - An apparatus for cooling a heat-generating component is disclosed. The apparatus includes a cooling chamber containing a liquid metal. The cooling chamber has a heat-conducting wall thermally coupled to the heat-generating component. A plurality of extendable tubes making up an array of cooling pin fins is attached to the cooling chamber. Each of the extendable tubes has a port end that opens into the cooling chamber and a sealed end that projects away from the cooling chamber. Moreover, each of the extendable tubes has an extended position when filled with liquid metal from the cooling chamber and a retracted position when emptied of the liquid metal. A pump system is included for urging the liquid metal from the cooling chamber into the plurality of extendable tubes.08-05-2010
20100212880AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE WITH IMPROVED SUNSHINE CORRECTION - An air-conditioning system for a vehicle, that includes a module for controlling the air-conditioning group for adjusting the temperature inside the passenger compartment to a setpoint temperature, the control module being capable of correcting the temperature adjustment in the passenger compartment based on a received sunshine value in the passenger compartment. The system further includes a mechanism correcting the sunshine value to improve the correction of the temperature adjustment inside the passenger compartment particularly in cloudy conditions.08-26-2010
20100230088STORAGE COMBINATION BOILER - A storage combination boiler system and a method for providing heating, comprising: a domestic combined heat and power (dchp) unit, which provides a heat output and an electricity output; a first piping system, containing fluid which is heated by the heat output of the dchp unit; a second piping system, containing fluid which is heated by transfer of heat from the fluid in the first piping system using a heat exchanger; and a storage vessel, located within the first piping system, downstream from the heat exchanger, for receiving and storing fluid within that first piping system so as to provide a thermal store for the heat in the first piping system.09-16-2010
20100236772MODULAR SCALABLE COOLANT DISTRIBUTION UNIT - An equipment cooling system and method employing modular scalable coolant distribution units that interface with each other to provide liquid cooling for computer data centers. The coolant distribution unit (CDU) permits the use of elevated water temperatures without increasing the load on the computer room air conditioning. A control unit processes environment data to control pump and valve components supporting redundancy and multiple primary and secondary coolant loops.09-23-2010
20100236771Heating plate and method for manufacturing it - The object of the present invention is a high-performance heating plate and also the method for manufacturing said plate. The heating plate is composed of two basic plate elements, each basic plate being composed, in turn, of a non-electrically-conducting plate on whose surface there is a resistive circuit for the purpose of establishing a surface for dissipation of the energy lost by the passage of the current through the resistive circuit. It is characterized in that, on the basic plate of this invention, use is made of conducting strips supplying power to the resistive surface and configured by means of spraying molten metal. The method that allows production of the plate of this invention makes use of electric-arc metal spraying machines.09-23-2010
20110083837TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD FOR SUBSTRATE MOUNTING TABLE - A temperature control system includes a heat transfer medium supply configured to supply a first heat transfer medium of a first temperature into a heat transfer medium path; at least one heat transfer medium storage provided between the heat transfer medium path and the heat transfer medium supply and configured to store a second heat transfer medium of a second temperature higher than the first temperature; a heat transfer medium supply control device provided between the heat transfer medium supply and the heat transfer medium path and between the heat transfer medium storage and the heat transfer medium path and configured to stop a supply of the first heat transfer medium into the heat transfer medium path from the heat transfer medium supply and to supply the second heat transfer medium into the heat transfer medium path from the heat transfer medium storage when a heating unit generates heat.04-14-2011
20110209863Climate Control in a Radio Network Node - The present invention relates to an arrangement (09-01-2011
20110100619Temperature Control Apparatus and Method for an Automotive Cooling System - A temperature control valve 05-05-2011
20110100618Data Center With Low Power Usage Effectiveness - A system for providing cooled air to electronic equipment includes a data center having electronic equipment in operation, a plurality of on-floor cooling units, and a cooling water source. The on-floor cooling units cool air warmed by the electronic equipment. The cooling water source is configured to supply cooling water that reduces a temperature of the on-floor cooling units. The power usage effectiveness (“PUE”) of the system is less than 1.3, wherein the PUE is defined by energy used to operate the data center divided by energy used to run the electronic equipment.05-05-2011
20100122808Temperature Management System for a 2CD Type Air Compressor - A temperature management system for an air compressor includes a plurality of cooling fans coupled to an intercooler of the air compressor; an electrical relay comprising a coil and contacts operated by the coil; and a temperature switch coupled to the coil of the electrical relay. The contacts are located between the cooling fans and an electrical power supply. The temperature switch opens at a temperature above a predetermined temperature at a high pressure inlet of a high pressure stage of the air compressor, thereby closing the contacts of the electrical relay which applies power to the cooling fans.05-20-2010
20110017443METHOD OF GENERATING HEAT - The invention provides a method for producing a supply of a heated fluid, which method comprises passing the fluid through a heat exchanger unit (01-27-2011
20100263854 HEAT EXCHANGER FOR A COOLING SYSTEM OF A COMBUSTION ENGINE - A heat exchanger for an internal combustion engine's cooling system, said heat exchanger comprising a main and an auxiliary circuit and comprising two separated regions, one large region communicating by means of a first radiator tank with the main cooling circuit and the other, small region communicating by means of a second radiator tank with the auxiliary cooling circuit, characterized in that the radiator tanks may communicate with each other through a connection aperture receiving a controlled closing element and in that a drive acting on said closing element is used to selectively open or close the said connection aperture.10-21-2010
20110209864THERMAL CONTROL DEVICE WITH NETWORK OF INTERCONNECTED CAPILLARY HEAT PIPES - The thermal control device comprises at least one network of capillary heat pipes, in which each heat pipe comprises a tube enclosing an essentially annular longitudinal capillary structure, for the circulation of a two-phase heat-transfer fluid in the liquid phase, and surrounding a central channel for the circulation of said two-phase fluid in the vapor phase. The tubes of at least two heat pipes of the network intersect and are interconnected in such a way that at each intersection of heat pipes forming a node of the network, an exchange of fluid in the liquid phase can take place by capillary action between the capillary structures of said two or more heat pipes, and such that, simultaneously, an exchange of fluid in the vapor phase can take place by free circulation between the central channels of said two or more heat pipes.09-01-2011
20110042059WASTE HEAT REUSING SYSTEM - When the detected temperature by the first temperature sensor is greater than the preset temperature value, the controller controls the airflow capacity of the waste heat inputted into the first intake apparatus to be reduced and controls the airflow capacity of the cold air inputted into the second intake apparatus to increase, therefore, the temperature of the waste heat inputted into the first intake apparatus is reduced. When the detected temperature by the first temperature sensor is less than the preset temperature value, the controller controls the heater to heat the waste heat inputted into the first intake apparatus, when the detected temperature by the first temperature sensor reaches the preset temperature value, the controller controls the first valve to open, to output the waste heat.02-24-2011
20110042058COOLING APPARATUS AND COOLING METHOD FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - An HV_ECU executes a program including: switching, if an operation is in an A/C intake mode and absolute value of temperature difference Thi−Tlo is larger than a predetermined value A and temperature Thi is smaller than a predetermined value B, the operation mode to a compartment intake mode; switching, if the operation is in the compartment intake mode, the compartment intake mode is requested to prevent increase in temperature difference, the absolute value of temperature difference Thi−Tlo is larger than a predetermined value A and temperature Thi is equal to or larger than the predetermined value B, the operation mode to an A/C intake mode; and executing a normal intake mode switching control.02-24-2011
20110036556Tumble Dryer with a Heat Pump System and a Method for Controlling a Heat Pump System for a Tumble Dryer - A tumble dryer with at least one heat pump system has an air stream circuit (02-17-2011
20110036555METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCHARGING A NON-LINEAR CRYOGEN SPRAY ACROSS THE WIDTH OF A MILL STAND - A method and apparatus for determining a non-linear cryogenic cooling profile (02-17-2011
20100307734METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HEATING AND COOLING - Method and device for storing thermal energy in, and recapturing thermal energy from, respectively, an underground energy storage (12-09-2010
20080251246Cooling Structure For Batteries and Electrical Units - A cooling structure for batteries and electrical units, that cools the batteries being driving sources of a motor mounted in a vehicle capable of traveling by a driving force of the motor and electrical units for driving the motor, the cooling structure including: a plurality of battery boxes that each contain one of the batteries; cooling passages that are each formed in each of the battery boxes, through which cooling air flows; a merging part where downstream ends of the cooling passages of the battery boxes are merged with each other; and cooling portions of the electrical units, that are provided on a downstream side of the merging part, wherein the electrical units are disposed on a downstream side of the battery boxes.10-16-2008
20110253360HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM AND HEAT DISSIPATION METHOD - A heat dissipation system suited for dissipating heat of a heat source. The heat dissipation system includes at least one flow channel, at least one electrode pair, and a control unit. The flow channel passing through the heat source has at least two openings. The electrode pair disposed in the flow channel is near the openings. The control unit is electrically connected to the electrode pair to control the voltage of the electrode pair, so that the electrode pair is discharged to ionize the air nearby, and to produce an ionized flow in the flow channel. The control unit controls a polarity and a magnitude of the voltage of the electrode pair to change the direction and the speed of the ionized flow, so that the ionized flow flows out of or into the flow channel from at least one of the openings. A heat dissipation method is also provided.10-20-2011
20120199338Device for cooling hot liquid food items to drinking temperature08-09-2012
20110259574ADJUSTABLE HEAT EXCHANGER - Disclosed herein is a novel, adjustable heat exchanger 10-27-2011
20100319903TEMPERATURE CONTROL APPARATUS OF WORKING MACHINE - Provided is a temperature control apparatus of a working machine that is inexpensive, energy-saving and capable of eliminating the temperature difference between a temperature in a room in which the working machine is installed and a temperature of a working area.12-23-2010
20100181062COOLING SYSTEM - An evaporative cooling system that can be used to cool fluid and to cool an air supply to a building. The air supply to a cooling tower in a first evaporative system also having a fluid pump and a heat exchange element is cooled by the heat exchange element of a second evaporative cooling system. As a result, the inlet air wet bulb temperature of the primary cooling tower will be reduced, enhancing the cooling capacity of the primary cooling tower.07-22-2010
20110168379COOLING UNIT HAVING A DEW POINT MONITOR - A cooling unit includes a fluid circuit through which coolant fluid is pumped. A portion of the fluid circuit is positioned within a space through which air flows. A sensor is positioned within the space. The sensor determines an ambient dew point of the air in the space. A parameter adjuster adjusts a parameter of the coolant fluid in the fluid circuit based on the ambient dew point in the space.07-14-2011
20110094726Refrigerator and control method of the same - A refrigerator having a valve to control the supply of a refrigerant to a plurality of storage chambers and a control method of the same. An opening time rate of the valve is changed based on modes of the storage chambers to control the amount of the refrigerant supplied to the storage chambers, thereby avoiding concentration of the refrigerant in one of the storage chambers and thus preventing refrigerant shortage in the other storage chambers. Also, left and right temperature deviation of each storage chamber is reduced, thereby achieving uniform temperature distribution of each storage chamber.04-28-2011
20110186283Constant Temperature Circulator - An constant temperature circulator for maintaining a liquid at a constant temperature including a housing that encapsulates a controller, a display, a heating element, a temperature sensor, and an electric motor having an impeller. The housing includes a first port and a second port that cooperatively define a chamber that encapsulates the impeller, an aperture and an opening, such that actuation of the impeller when the electric motor is activated by the controller moves the liquid from the aperture, through the chamber and to the opening.08-04-2011
20110146966Cooling Device - The cooling device has a fan having a fan wheel, and a heat sink, through which there is a flow for cooling purposes when the fan wheel rotates. The heat sink has guide vanes deviating from the radial direction and is embodied as an integral shaped part. In particular, the guide vanes are embodied in spiral fashion. The cooling device serves, in particular, for cooling an LED lamp.06-23-2011
20100025031MULTIPLE TANKS WATER THERMAL STORAGE SYSTEM AND ITS USING METHOD - A multiple-tank water thermal storage system and its using method belong to energy saving technology. The multiple-tank water thermal storage system includes at least two water tanks. There are an upper diffuser (02-04-2010
20120305231SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO REGULATE BODY TEMPERATURE - Systems and methods are disclosed for regulating body temperature. The system includes a housing that comprises compartments for a phase change material and a heat transfer material. The compartments are configured to transfer heat from the heat transfer material to the phase change material. A temperature sensor is used to determine when the phase change material has reached a pre-determined temperature. When the pre-determined temperature is reached, a release mechanism or lever is coupled to the temperature sensor to separate the phase change material compartment from the heat transfer material compartment or to remove the heat transfer material away from the phase change material compartment. The heated phase change material compartment can be used to regulate body temperature.12-06-2012
20120305232CONSTRUCTION MACHINE WITH AUTOMATIC FAN ROTATIONAL SPEED REGULATION - The present invention describes a construction machine with a drive unit and with a cooling system that comprises a fan. The fan is connected to the drive unit by means of a controllable viscous coupling, whereby the viscous coupling can be adjusted in such a way that a required fan rotational speed is set on the output side. The invention furthermore describes a method for the automatic fan rotational speed regulation for a cooling system in a construction machine.12-06-2012
20110162831DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device including a case having a transparent window that forms one side of a first air flow path, a display unit including a display surface that faces the transparent window to form the other side of the first air flow path, a ventilator to supply air to the first air flow path, and a diffuser disposed at an exit of the first air flow path and having a cross-sectional area that is gradually increased.07-07-2011
20110315368AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS - An object of the present invention is to provide an air-conditioning apparatus that can effectively utilize heat energy generated by a control unit. In an air-conditioning apparatus in which a main heat source unit having a main compressor, a main four-way switching valve, and a main heat-source-side water-cooling heat exchanger and a use side load device having a throttle device and a use side heat exchanger are connected by a pipeline so as to constitute a refrigerant circuit that performs cooling/heating by switching a circulation path of a refrigerant by the main four-way switching valve, a main control unit that controls operations of at least the main compressor and the main four-way switching valve is disposed in the refrigerant circuit as an evaporator that exchanges heat generated by the main control unit with the refrigerant.12-29-2011
20110155366GREY WATER HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM - A grey water to clean water heat exchanger and methods of use. A heat exchanger having a copper coil carrying clean water inside a grey water discharge pipe is described. The heat exchanger can use counterflow geometry. The heat exchanger has a controller that directs grey water through a bypass pipe whenever the grey water has too low a temperature to provide useful thermal energy. When the grey water is hot enough, the controller directs it through the heat exchanger to heat the clean water. A filter is provided to eliminate fouling of the interior of the heat exchanger. The controller provides an indication when the filter needs to be cleaned or replaced.06-30-2011
20120205090HEAT PUMP HOT-WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A heat pump hot-water supply system includes a heat pump hot-water supply device, a storage tank for storing hot water obtained by operating the heat pump hot-water supply device, and a control device for controlling starting/stopping of the heat pump hot-water supply device. The control device estimates an outside air temperature of a place where the heat pump hot-water supply device is installed and determines an operating time zone of the heat pump hot-water supply device based on an estimated value of the outside air temperature.08-16-2012
20120012300SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY ENGAGING COOLING FANS WITHIN AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY - A system and method for cooling an electronic image assembly having a plurality of channels place behind the electronic image assembly. A first fan may be used to force cooling gas through a first grouping of channels while a second fan may be used to force cooling gas through a second grouping of channels. Temperature sensing devices may be positioned so as to measure the temperature of the first and second groupings of channels. The speeds of the first and second fans may be adjusted based on the temperature measurements of the channel groupings. Additional fans with additional temperature sensing devices may be used for further accuracy and control over the temperature gradients of the electronic image assembly. Manifolds may be used to distribute/collect cooling gas to/from the channels.01-19-2012
20120055665SECONDARY PUMP TYPE HEAT SOURCE AND SECONDARY PUMP TYPE HEAT SOURCE CONTROL METHOD - A secondary pump-type heat source system includes: heat sources connected in parallel; a load system in which the heat source water flows; a primary pump supplying the heat source water to the load system; a secondary pump provided for each heat source and supplies the heat source water subjected to heat exchange in the load system to the heat source; and a heat source controller calculating flow quantity of the heat source water flowing in the heat source side and flow quantity of the heat source water flowing in the load system side by assigning a result from measurement by a water temperature sensor detecting heat source temperature to an operating characteristic of each heat source and controlling operation of the secondary pumps based on the calculation result.03-08-2012
20120061070THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A thermal control system for an electronic device comprises a negative temperature coefficient thermistor array thermally coupled to a heat sink. The negative temperature coefficient thermistor array may be disposed within a thermal conductive member. A power supply is electrically connected to the negative temperature coefficient thermistor array. A cooling device is electrically connected in series with the power supply and the negative temperature coefficient thermistor array. The negative temperature coefficient thermistor array is between the power supply and the cooling device. A rheostat may further be electrically connected, in series, between the negative temperature coefficient thermistor array and the power supply03-15-2012
20100200211Green Cooling System For Outdoor Areas, Heat Transfer Units, and High Pressure Washing Utilizing a High Pressure Pump and a Multi-zone Controller - The present invention relates to a high pressure multi-zone cooling system, including a high pressure pump and multi-zone controller, for cooling a plurality of normally air cooled air conditioning condensers, and/or refrigeration coolers, and/or heat exchangers. The system also may be used for independently cooling outdoor areas, and for pressure washing applications. The number of zones that can be cooled simultaneously is limited only by the maximum flow rates and pressures under which the high pressure pump can operate. Typical zones might be one or more air conditioner condensers or heat exchangers, one or more outdoor areas, or a combination of air conditioner condensers, heat exchangers and outdoor areas. Misting around an air conditioner condenser is normally off and is triggered only when the air conditioning unit's compressor is running. Misting of an outdoor area is activated by turning on the exterior or interior mounted wall switch controlling the zone for that outdoor area. The high pressure multi-zone cooling system also may be adapted for use in high pressure washing applications, which may be turned on by a switch on the multi-zone controller.08-12-2010
20120152515AIR CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE - A vehicle air conditioner includes a casing, an inside/outside air switching portion, a cooling heat exchanger, a dew-point detector, and a target temperature determining portion. The casing defines a passage through which air to be blown into a vehicle compartment passes. The inside/outside air switching portion switches between inside air and outside air modes. The cooling heat exchanger is arranged in the casing to cool air. The dew-point detector detects a dew-point temperature of air flowing to the cooling heat exchanger. The target temperature determining portion determines a target cooling temperature of the cooling heat exchanger to be lower than the dew-point temperature before a base time elapses, and maintains the target cooling temperature at a target cooling temperature that is set at the elapse of the base time after the base time elapses, in the inside air mode.06-21-2012
20120118555NOISE REDUCTION APPARATUS, METHOD, AND CONTAINER DATA CENTER INCLUDING THE SAME - A noise reduction apparatus is mounted in a container data center. The container data center includes a container and a number of servers mounted inside the container. The noise reduction apparatus includes a first sensor, a number of fan adjusting systems, and a number of temperature sensors. The first sensor is mounted at an entrance of the container. When a user enters the container, the first sensor outputs a first control signal. The fan adjusting systems slow down fans in the servers according to the first control signal. When the user leaves the container, the first sensor outputs a second control signal. The fan adjusting systems speed up the fans according to the second control signal. The temperature sensors sense temperatures inside the servers respectively. The fan adjusting systems further speed up the fans when the temperatures exceed a preset temperature.05-17-2012
20120118554Thermal Energy Storage System Comprising Optimal Thermocline Management - Methods for optimizing a thermocline in a thermal energy storage fluid within a thermal energy storage tank are disclosed. The methods comprise identifying a thermocline region in the fluid, adding thermal energy to a fluid stream extracted from the thermocline region, and returning the fluid stream to the tank at a plurality of locations above the thermocline region. The methods further comprise regulating the temperature of the fluid returned to the tank at a set point temperature by modulating the flow rate of the fluid stream and by changing the location from where the fluid is extracted from the tank.05-17-2012
20120125593COOLING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE - A cooler cools electric parts of a vehicle using heat medium. A radiator emits heat of the heat medium to air, and a valve changes a flow of the heat medium based on a temperature of the heat medium. The valve controls the heat medium to bypass the radiator when the temperature of the heat medium is lower than a first predetermined value. The valve controls the heat medium to flow through the radiator when the temperature of the heat medium is higher than or equal to the first predetermined value.05-24-2012
20120312521Beverage Cooling Device - A fluid cooling apparatus includes a first cooling portion have a first series of cooling elements with first cooling surfaces. A second cooling portion can have a second series of cooling elements with second cooling surfaces. The second cooling portion can be removably nested together with the first cooling portion such that the first and second cooling surfaces of respective first and second series of cooling elements can be positioned adjacent to each other with gaps therebetween to form cooling cavities for cooling fluid introduced into the cooling cavities.12-13-2012
20120247751SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HEAT TRANSFER TIMING - The heat transfer timing control system controls temperature of a battery using a heat source and includes, two temperature measuring devices, a heat calculation device, a power supply device, a temperature distribution determination device and a heat transfer timing control device. The temperature measuring devices measure temperatures at different position of the battery. The heat calculation device calculates amount of heat that needs to be transferred to the battery. The power supply device supplies to the heat source power corresponding to the amount of heat. The temperature distribution determination device determines whether or not internal temperature distribution of the battery is uniformed. The control device operates the power supply device to transfer heat from the heat source to the battery and then re-operates the power supply device based on the determination of the temperature distribution determination device to control time to transfer heat from the heat source to the battery.10-04-2012
20120247753HYBRID MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING TWO COOLING CIRCUITS - A motor vehicle having a hybrid drive and a transmission which is connected between the hybrid drive and an output drive. The hybrid drive comprises an internal combustion engine, an electric machine, an electric energy store and power electronics. The motor vehicle has a high temperature cooling circuit which includes a first radiator, for cooling the internal combustion engine of the hybrid drive, and a first low temperature cooling circuit, which comprises a second radiator, and a second low temperature cooling circuit which comprises a cooling system. The energy store of the hybrid drive and the power electronics of the hybrid drive are cooled, in a temperature-dependent manner, by way of the second radiator and thus by the first low temperature cooling circuit, or by way of the cooling system and thus by the second low temperature cooling circuit.10-04-2012
20120247752CONTROLLER FOR WORK VEHICLE COOLING PACKAGE - A controller and method for operating an air mover for a cooling system of a work vehicle. In one embodiment, engine coolant, hydraulic oil and charge air temperature data is measured. The temperature data is reconciled by using the largest required fan speed as the set point speed for cooling the heat exchangers with airflow. An air mover is operated at the set point speed to generate airflow across each of the heat exchangers.10-04-2012
20120160472METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PARALLEL OPERATION OF A MULTI-WATER HEATER - A method for controlling a parallel operation of a multi-water heater in which a plurality of water heaters are connected to each other in parallel, according to the present invention, comprises: measuring the temperature of direct water that flows into the multi-water heater; sensing a set temperature set by a user; calculating a temperature difference between the set temperature and the direct water temperature; and changing a reference value to additionally operate or stop each water heater according to the calculated temperature difference, thereby efficiently operate the multi-water heater even though the circumstance and conditions of use are changed.06-28-2012
20120160471APPARATUS FOR COOLING SAMPLES DURING ION BEAM PREPARATION - The invention relates to a cooling apparatus (06-28-2012
20120160470AIR CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE - An air conditioner for a vehicle includes a casing, a cooling heat exchanger, a cooling temperature adjusting portion, a dew-point detector, a target temperature determining portion, and a cooling temperature control portion. The cooling heat exchanger is arranged in the casing to cool air to be blown into a vehicle compartment. The cooling temperature adjusting portion adjusts a cooling temperature of air cooled at the cooling heat exchanger such that the cooling temperature approaches a target cooling temperature of the cooling heat exchanger. The dew-point detector detects a dew-point temperature of air flowing to the cooling heat exchanger. The target temperature determining portion determines the target cooling temperature to be a first target temperature lower than the dew-point temperature by a standard degree, and temporarily to be a second target temperature lower than the first target temperature.06-28-2012
20120132412SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER TRANSPORT METHOD AND SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER TRANSPORT APPARATUS - A semiconductor wafer joined to a carrier via a double-faced adhesive tape having an adhesive layer of a heating separation property is heated for removal from the carrier. The double-faced adhesive tape is separated from the semiconductor wafer on a holding table. Thereafter, an air nozzle preliminarily cools the semiconductor wafer for a given time during transportation with a wafer transport section. Upon completion of the preliminary cooling, the semiconductor wafer is placed on a cooling stage to cool it to a target temperature.05-31-2012
20120168144Thermal Diffusion Chamber Control Device and Method - Preferably, obtaining internal and external thermal measurement values of a sealed process chamber allows a control system to generate a control signal based on a comparison of the internal and external thermal measurement values to the predetermined value. The control signal is provided to a fluid handling system, wherein the fluid handling system modulates flow of a first fluid around the exterior of the sealed process chamber. The control signal is further provided to a closed loop heat exchange system, wherein the closed loop heat exchange system modulates flow of a second fluid within an interior cavity of the sealed process chamber based on the control signal. The control signal is still further provided to an open loop heat exchange system, wherein the open loop heat exchange system modulates flow of a third fluid within the interior of cavity of the sealed process chamber.07-05-2012
20120168143Thermal Diffusion Chamber With Heat Exchanger - Preferably, a frame supporting a containment chamber, a sealed process chamber confined within the containment chamber, a heat source module disposed between the containment chamber and the process chamber, and a fluid inlet box with a flow adjustment structure, the fluid inlet box in fluidic communication with an exterior of the sealed process chamber, the flow adjustment structure controls fluid flow around the exterior of the sealed process chamber. Preferentially, a thermal sensor is disposed within and contactingly adjacent a wall of the sealed thermal chamber, the thermal sensor measures an internal temperature value of the sealed process chamber, and a controller communicating with the flow adjustment structure and the thermal sensor, the controller sets a flow position of the flow adjustment structure to regulate fluid flow through the fluid inlet box, and around the exterior of the sealed process chamber in response to the measured internal temperature value.07-05-2012
20120168145DEICING LOUVERS FOR DATACENTER APPLICATIONS - A datacenter may use heat collected from a heat exchanger at the exhaust portion of a cooling system to heat inlet louvers for an atmospheric intake. The louvers may have fluid passages through which heated fluid may pass and cause the louvers to heat up. The heated louvers may operate during periods of snow, rain, high humidity, or other conditions to eliminate condensation, snow and ice buildup, or other problems. In some embodiments, a liquid may be passed through the louvers, while in other embodiments, heated air or other gas may be passed through conductive paths in the louvers. In a heated air system, holes in the louvers may allow the heated air to enter the incoming airstream to regulate the incoming temperature to the datacenter.07-05-2012
20090020281Cogeneration system - A cogeneration system of the present invention includes: an electric power generator (01-22-2009
20100326646METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A HOT WATER TEMPERATURE USING LOW FLUX IN HOT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM - Provided is a method of controlling the temperature of hot water in a hot water supply system. The flow rate of water flowing into the hot water supply system is measured. Water is preheated/circulated through an internal circulation path connecting a first diverging point, a second diverging point, and a heat exchanger, after a controller stops the combustion of a heating device when the measured flow rate is an operation flow rate of the water supply system or less. The temperature of the water circulating is measured. Predetermined temperature is settled above user set-temperature as preheating circulation-off temperature and predetermined temperature is settled below the set temperature as preheating circulation-on temperature, and operation of the heating device is started when the temperature is the preheating circulation-on temperature or less, and the operation of the heating device is stopped when the measured temperature is the preheating circulation-off temperature or more.12-30-2010
20120325455IN TRANSIT REFRIGERATION HEAT TRANSFER APPARATUS - An apparatus for providing heat transfer to a compartment includes a housing having a chamber therein for receiving dry ice and a first surface area exposable to a first space in the compartment for heat transfer; and a first assembly moveable with respect to the first surface area for covering a select portion of the first surface area to control heat transfer at the first space. The first assembly includes at least one pivotable louver.12-27-2012
20110226463TEMPERATURE DETECTING APPARATUS - A temperature detecting apparatus for adjusting heat dissipating angle of a fan according to status of heat sources, includes detection module, a comparison module, a control module, and a driver module. The detection module detects temperatures of the heat sources, and converts the detected temperatures to voltage signals. The comparison module receives the voltage signals, and compares the voltage signals with a reference voltage to output control signals. The control module receives the control signals, and turns on according to the control signals. The driver module drives a plurality of air guiding fins rotating thereon. A direction of current flowing through the driver module is adjustable when the control module turns on. The driver module drives the air guiding fins turning toward to guide air flowing to one of the heat sources according to the direction of the current.09-22-2011
20120298348AIR-CONDITIONING CONTROL DEVICE, AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM, AND AIR-CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD - The air-conditioning control device controls an air conditioner for changing an air temperature within an area, and includes a manipulation unit for inputting a required temperature; an adequate temperature setting unit for calculating an adequate temperature defined as a comfortable temperature for a user in the area using comfort evaluation; a control unit for performing selectively a first mode of controlling the conditioner to adjust the air temperature to the required temperature and a second mode of controlling the conditioner to adjust the air temperature to the adequate temperature; and a judging unit for judging whether or not a switching condition is fulfilled while the control unit performs the first mode. The control unit performs the first mode when the required temperature is inputted via the manipulation unit, and ends the first mode and starts the second mode when the judging unit judges that the switching condition is fulfilled11-29-2012
20120080179EXPANSION VALVE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS - A method of reducing a cyclical loss coefficient of an HVAC system efficiency rating of an HVAC system includes operating the HVAC system using a recorded electronic expansion valve position of an electronic expansion valve of the HVAC system, discontinuing operation of the HVAC system, and resuming operation of the HVAC system using an electronic expansion valve position that allows greater refrigerant mass flow through the expansion valve as compared to the recorded electronic expansion valve position.04-05-2012
20110240281Liquid-Based Cooling System For Data Centers Having Proportional Flow Control Device - A liquid-based cooling system provides a method of supplying a heated coolant fluid at a relatively constant temperature and pressure to one or more heat driven engines, such as adsorption chillers or heat pumps, by utilizing a proportional flow control device in association with each of a plurality of heat-producing electronic components to optimize the output of a plurality of liquid-cooled cold plates operatively mounted on such plurality of heat-producing electronic components. The proportional flow control devices may be electro-mechanical or solid state proportional control valves for water flow control. The proportion flow control devices are operatively connected to be actuated based upon the electrical signals typically generated to control the variable cooling fans of the electronic components.10-06-2011
20120318492COOLING SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - A space-saving, high-density modular data center and an energy-efficient cooling system for a modular data center are disclosed. The modular data center includes a first cooling circuit including a primary cooling device and a plurality of modular data pods. Each modular data pod includes a plurality of servers, a heat exchange member coupled to the first cooling circuit and a second cooling circuit coupled to the heat exchange member and configured to cool the plurality of servers, the second cooling circuit including a secondary cooling device configured to cool fluid flowing through the second cooling circuit. Each modular data pod also includes an auxiliary enclosure containing at least a portion of a distributed mechanical cooling system, which is configured to trim the cooling performed by a central free-cooling system.12-20-2012
20110265984CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SURFACE WATER HEATING FOR IRRIGATION AND FROST PREVENTION - A control system for a surface water heating system for irrigation is described. The control system comprises a controller, memory operatively coupled to the controller, a first threshold value stored in memory, a sensor operatively coupled to the controller, a geothermal heated water source, a heat exchanger, and a valve configured to regulate a flow of water between the geothermal hated water source and the heat exchanger. The controller performs a periodic comparison between the sensor input and the first threshold value. If the sensor input value falls below the first threshold value, the controller generates an instruction to open the valve. Some embodiments also comprise a second threshold value. If, after the valve has been opened, the sensor input rises above the second threshold value, the controller generates an instruction to close the valve.11-03-2011
20100230087Cooling using micro-plasma excited on transmission lines structure - One embodiment of the present invention uses transmission lines structure to excite micro-plasma. The excited micro-plasma will induce a gas flow to cool down heat sink assembly. The micro-plasma may be excited with a DC source, a RF source, or a microwave source. In one embodiment, the transmission lines structure may comprise a microstrip conductor, a stripline conductor, a conductor trace, a paired differential traces, a dielectric layer, a ground layer, a dielectric resonator, and a cavity. The transmission lines structure may have patterns to induce high electric field at local regions. The micro-plasma may be used to create local turbulence near solid surface to enhance the heat transfer efficiency.09-16-2010
20120279698TEMPERATURE CONTROL SETPOINT OFFSET FOR RAM AIR MINIMIZATION - An environmental control systems (ECS) for an aircraft in which bleed air is cooled with ram air, the ECS may include a ram air controller configured to control a rate of ram air flow responsively to a desired temperature of bleed air at a bleed air outlet and a bleed air controller configured to control a rate of bleed air flow responsively to a temperature lower than the desired temperature of the bleed air at the bleed air outlet. Collectively the two controllers may provide a minimizing of ram air usage for cooling the bleed air.11-08-2012
20120279699HEAT EXCHANGING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A heat exchange system for a vehicle may include a heat exchanger to transfer heat among a coolant, an automatic transmission oil, and/or a gear oil, an engine fluidly connected to the heat exchanger and adapted to deliver/receive the coolant, an automatic transmission fluidly connected to the heat exchanger and adapted to deliver/receive the automatic transmission oil, a differential apparatus fluidly connected to the heat exchanger and adapted to deliver/receive the gear oil, a pump adapted to pump the gear oil, and a control unit adapted to control the pump. A control method is also provided.11-08-2012
20130014931AUTOMOTIVE AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUSAANM HASHIGAYA; HidekiAACI ShizuokaAACO JPAAGP HASHIGAYA; Hideki Shizuoka JPAANM Fukumoto; NaokiAACI ShizuokaAACO JPAAGP Fukumoto; Naoki Shizuoka JP - A vehicle air-conditioning apparatus 01-17-2013
20130014930ENERGY CONSERVING CHILLING UNITS AND METHODS - The present invention relates to the methods and devices for using the ambient atmosphere to increase the energy efficiency of refrigerators and freezers. The invention generally provides energy-conserving chilling systems, devices, and methods, which involve a compartment in a case coupled to a fluid conduit and configured to be positioned within a building to allow passage of a fluid via the conduit from an exterior of the building to the case, thereby decreasing an interior temperature of air within the compartment.01-17-2013
20130014929Water chillerAANM Fain; AlexanderAACI San FranciscoAAST CAAACO USAAGP Fain; Alexander San Francisco CA USAANM Kudatsky; MichaelAACI San FranciscoAAST CAAACO USAAGP Kudatsky; Michael San Francisco CA US - A water cooler has a heat exchanger; a water inlet line through which water is supplied to the heat exchanger and a water outlet line through which the water flows out of the latter; a cooling medium supply line which supplies a cooling medium to the heat exchanger so that in the heat exchanger the water is cooled in the heat exchange with the cooling fluid.01-17-2013
20110139431ENERGY PRODUCING DEVICE - An energy producing device is provided that includes a heat exchanger section to provide a heat exchange material, and a thermal riser to receive the heat exchange material from the heat exchange section and to heat the heat exchange material based on a down-hole resource. The thermal riser may include: an outer spiral pipe to circulate the heat exchange material in a downward manner, and an inner return pipe provided inside the outer spiral pipe to receive the heat exchange material from the outer pipe after passing through the spiral pipe.06-16-2011
20130168074TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method of controlling the temperature of a liquid held within a reaction container in a chamber of a thermal cycling apparatus, the method including determining a sensed chamber temperature from a temperature sensor in the chamber, determining an air temperature using the sensed chamber temperature, determining a liquid temperature using the air temperature and selectively heating or cooling air in the chamber in accordance with the liquid temperature.07-04-2013
20120247750SERVER DEVICE, CONTROL DEVICE, SERVER RACK, RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COOLING CONTROL PROGRAM, AND COOLING CONTROL METHOD - A server device includes: electronic devices; a housing that houses the electronic devices; at least one fan; air volume control units configured to adjust a volume of cooling airflow which is generated by rotation of the at least one fan and is ventilated through the electronic devices by opening and closing of respective valves; a valve opening control unit configured to control valve opening degrees of the air volume control units so that temperatures inside the electronic devices become a given target temperature; a fan control unit configured to run the at least one fan at a fan rotating speed that achieves a volume of cooling airflow to make temperatures inside the electronic devices become the given target temperature at a valve opening degree higher than the valve opening degrees that the valve opening control unit controls.10-04-2012
20130092366Work Machine - A work machine includes a thermostat provided upon a path that conducts the cooling water to the radiator, and that opens and closes the path according to a temperature of the cooling water, a fan device that blows external air at the radiator, an output changeover switch that changes over output of the engine between high and low, a rotational speed setting unit that sets a rotational speed for the fan device according to the temperature of the cooling water, and a rotational speed adjustment unit that adjusts rotational speed of the fan device, wherein, within a temperature range for the cooling water in which the thermostat is fully opened from fully closed, the rotational speed of the fan device to be lower when the output changeover switch is changed over so as to limit the output of the engine.04-18-2013
20130126148SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A SWITCHABLE HEAT SINK - According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a system for selectively dissipating thermal energy includes a heat-generating structure, a first heat sink, a second heat sink, and a heat transfer element. The heat-generating structure generates thermal energy. The first heat sink is in thermal communication with the heat-generating structure. The heat transfer element is configured to be selectively positioned between the first heat sink and the second heat sink to establish a path for the transfer of thermal energy between the first heat sink and the second heat sink. Upon positioning the heat transfer element between the first heat sink and the second heat sink, at least a portion of the thermal energy from the heat-generating structure is allowed to travel through the first heat sink and through the heat transfer element to the second heat sink.05-23-2013
20110209862HEAT PLATE UNIT AND DOUBLE FACER FOR FABRICATING DOUBLE-FACED CORRUGATED FIBERBOARD - A double facer that fabricates a corrugated fiberboard and that includes heat plate units having thin walls aims at improving the heat conductive efficiency to fiberboard sheets in order to enhance responsibility to the setting temperature and concurrently avoiding thermal deformation of the heat plates due to a difference in temperature between the top surface and the bottom surface. The heat plate unit for fabricating a double-faced corrugated fiberboard included in a double facer that fabricates a double-faced corrugated fiberboards by gluing a single-faced corrugated fiberboard in a swath form and a linerboard together, the heat plate, being horizontally disposed and having a top surface on which the single-faced corrugated fiberboard in a swath form and the linerboard overlapping and being glued together travels, includes: a rib 09-01-2011
20130146273COOLED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM - A sealable module, cooled electronic system and method are described relating to cooling a heat generating electronic device. The sealable module is adapted to be filled with a first cooling liquid and a heat transfer device having a conduction surface defines a channel for receiving a second cooling liquid. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the conduction surface or housing is shaped in conformity with the shape of the electronic component. Control of the second cooling liquid is also described. Transferring heat between the second cooling liquid and a third cooling liquid features in embodiments. A method of filling a container with a cooling liquid is further detailed.06-13-2013
20130146274HOUSING FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - A housing for electronic equipment includes a fan and a plurality of coolant channels in a passage of a cooling fluid introduced by the fan. A passage width defined by a cooling member blocking the passage, the member being one of the plurality of coolant channels closer to the fan, is smaller than a passage width defined by a cooling member blocking the passage, the member being one of the plurality of coolant channels farther away from the fan.06-13-2013
20090183866Thermal control unit for semiconductor testing - A thermal control unit with a heat pipe that conducts heat away from a device under test during burn-in. The heat pipe has a heater that allows control of the rate at which heat is transferred from the DUT to the heat pipe. A sensor and controller are provided to control the heat in response to the measured temperature of the DUT. The sensor and controller control the heater to maintain the surface temperature of the DUT within a specified range.07-23-2009
20100307735METHOD FOR PREVENTING COAGULATION IN EXHAUST PIPE OF BOILER - A method and an apparatus are provided for preventing coagulation in an exhaust pipe of a boiler is provided. The method includes operating the boiler and executing a combustion stroke, determining if an ambient air temperature measured by an ambient air temperature detecting sensor is equal to or lower than a first temperature, shifting a 3-way valve to a hot-water location if the measured ambient air temperature is equal to or lower than the first temperature, executing an extinction stroke of a burner if the temperature of space heating water reaches a second temperature, and operating a circulation pump and a blower to exchange heat in a heat exchanger and to discharge warm air through an exhaust pipe, thereby preventing coagulation in the exhaust pipe of the boiler.12-09-2010
20120273185ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF LIQUID COOLED ELECTRONICS - A method, system, and computer program product are provided for controlling liquid-cooled electronics, which includes measuring a first set point temperature, T11-01-2012
20130153199PERFORMANCE AND NOISE CONTROL FOR A HEAT SINK AIR MOVER - A system and method for cooling a heat-generating device. The system comprises a heat sink base for contacting the heat-generating device, and a plurality of heat sink fins extending from the heat sink base, wherein the fins provide airflow passages that are open along a top, a first side and a second side. An ionic air moving device is disposed along at least one side of the heat sink for moving air through the airflow passages, and a fan is mounted adjacent to the top of the fins for moving air through the airflow passages. A controller selectively controls the airflow through the heat sink using only the ionic device, only the fan, or both the ionic device and the fan. A user or a system component may instruct the controller to enter a performance mode, an energy efficiency mode, or an acoustic mode.06-20-2013
20130153200SYSTEM FOR COOLING BUILDINGS CONTAINING HEAT GENERATING ELECTRONICS - A system for cooling portable facilities which include heat generating electronics, interior fans, a heat sink integrally serving as part of a wall or ceiling, and an outer heat pipe assembly in thermal communication with the heat sink allowing for heat dissipation. External fans pull external air over the outer heat pipe assembly. A first transducer monitors inner air temperature within the portable building, a second transducer monitors the outer heat pipe assembly, and a third transducer is secured proximate to a fin side of the heat sink. A controller is connected to the transducers, fans, and power supply. Computer instructions monitor temperatures from the transducers, compare the temperatures to preset limits, and individually or simultaneously actuate, regulate, or turn off the fans when monitored temperatures meet or exceed preset limits.06-20-2013
20130153201THERMAL DIFFUSION CHAMBER WITH COOLING TUBES - Preferably, a frame supporting a containment chamber, which in turn confines a sealed process chamber, is provided. Further, at least one fluid inlet box in fluidic communication with an exterior of the sealed process chamber is presented, in which the fluid inlet box includes at least a flow adjustment structure to control a fluid flow from a fluid source around the exterior of the sealed process chamber; and an open loop heat exchange system in fluidic communication with an interior of the sealed process chamber is present, within at least a portion of the open loop heat exchange system resides internal to the sealed process chamber.06-20-2013
20130153202THERMAL DIFFUSION CHAMBER WITH CONVECTION COMPRESSOR - Preferably, a frame supporting a containment chamber, with a sealed process chamber confined within the containment chamber, and at least one fluid inlet vessel in fluidic communication with an exterior of the sealed process chamber, the fluid inlet vessel including at least a flow adjustment structure to control a fluid flow from a fluid source around the exterior of the sealed process chamber; and an open loop fluid convection system in fluidic communication with an interior of the sealed process chamber, wherein the fluid convection system includes a rotary compressor assembly that extends into the sealed process chamber is disclosed.06-20-2013
20100314093VARIABLE HEAT EXCHANGER - Various apparatus and methods for thermally managing a heat generating device. In one aspect, a method of thermally managing a heat generating device is provided that includes placing a heat exchanger in thermal communication with the heat generating device. The heat exchanger has an interior space. A membrane is in the interior space between a first chamber and a second chamber. The membrane has a gas impermeable portion and at least one gas permeable portion to enable vapor bubbles in the second chamber to pass through the membrane at the at least one gas permeable portion and into the first chamber. A liquid is moved through the second chamber.12-16-2010
20110232893TEMPERATURE DETECTING SYSTEM - A temperature detecting apparatus for adjusting direction of airflow from a fan according to thermal status in an electronic device, includes a detection module, a control module, and a driver module. The detection module detects temperatures of a plurality of position coordinates in the electronic device and converts the detected temperatures and the plurality of position coordinates corresponding to the detected temperatures to first voltage signals. The control module receives the first voltage signals and compares the temperatures of corresponding position coordinates to output a position coordinate of the greatest temperature according to the first voltage signals. The driver module receives the position coordinate of the greatest temperature and directs airflow towards a position having the greatest temperature.09-29-2011
20110232892MICRO CHANNEL DEVICE TEMPERATURE CONTROL - A micro channel device processing apparatus includes a heating/cooling chamber configured to receive at least a sub-portion of a micro channel device and a fluid control system that controls a flow of a heating/cooling fluid in the chamber. A method includes controlling a temperature of a sample carried by a micro channel device installed in a micro channel device processing apparatus via a heating/cooling chamber of the processing apparatus. A micro channel device processing apparatus includes a heating/cooling chamber configured to receive a micro channel device carrying a sample and means for controlling a temperature of the sample in the chamber.09-29-2011
20110284200Transmission Fluid Warming and Cooling Method - A method for controlling the temperature of transmission fluid in a motor vehicle includes operating in an automatic transmission fluid cooling mode, a heater priority mode entered by disabling automatic transmission fluid heating, and an automatic transmission fluid heating mode which includes sending hot engine coolant to a heat exchanger for heating the automatic transmission fluid by transferring heat from the hot engine coolant to the automatic transmission fluid. The method switches to from a heater priority mode to a transmission heating mode base on a number of sensed conditions including sensed automatic fluid transmission temperature. The method also includes an automatic transmission fluid temperature regulating mode including measuring an automatic transmission fluid temperature and switching between the cooling mode and the heating mode based measured temperature.11-24-2011
20110308783FLUID-POWERED HEAT EXCHANGER APPARATUS FOR COOLING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - A heat exchanger is located in an electronic equipment enclosure as part of a system for transporting heat away from the electronic equipment. The heat exchanger comprises first and second coolant loops. The amount of electrical power consumed within the equipment enclosure is reduced by employing the motive force of the fluid being pumped through the first cooling loop to move fluid through the second cooling loop without the use of an electric motor. The velocity of fluid flowing through the second coolant loop is varied by controlling the velocity of fluid flowing through the first coolant loop.12-22-2011
20120000640METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR COOLING A COMPUTER - A heat exchanging system comprising circulating fluid through a tube coupled to an electronic component in a first part of a computing device and to a heat transfer plate in a second part of the computing device.01-05-2012
20120012299Proportional Micro-Valve With Thermal Feedback - A proportional micro-valve for regulating the temperature of an electronic component comprising a cooling subsystem associated with each thermal zone of the electronic component, a cooling circuit carries cooling fluid to a heat exchanger associated with each thermal zone, the flow of which is controlled by a valve element, which is in turn controlled by a sensing circuit which reacts to the temperature of the underlying thermal zone to proportionally increase or decrease the rate of cooling fluid flowing through the heat exchanger based upon the temperature of the thermal zone. Cooling fluid substantially continuously flows through the sensing circuit, regardless of whether the valve element is open or closed. The sensing circuit provides feedback to a temperature-responsive mechanical amplifier for opening and closing the valve element.01-19-2012
20130192814TIRE TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE - A tire temperature control device includes a temperature control unit that controls at least one of a tire temperature of front wheels and a tire temperature of rear wheels based on a temperature difference between the temperature of the tire on the front wheel and the temperature of the tire on the rear wheel of a vehicle. The temperature control unit controls, for example, the tire temperature corresponding to predetermined temperatures based on temperature characteristics that are related to maneuverability of the vehicle, fuel economy of the vehicle, and a friction coefficient.08-01-2013
20120024518SERVICE WATER HEATING UNIT - The invention relates to a service water heating unit (02-02-2012
20120031606Intelliaire Climate Controller - A user interface for climate control. The purpose is to save energy by bringing in fresh air at times when the outdoor air temperature is more desirable than the indoor temperature. Primarily the user chooses their own savings; during the hot seasons energy is saved by cooling the location cooler than the desired temperature; the greater the parameter chosen the greater the efficiency. If the desired inside temp is 70 and the night time low is 50 and you accept that then the location will cool to the lowest temperature you allow causing your air conditioner to come on much later in the day; if at all depending on parameters set. It works the same way in cold seasons, only in reverse. allowing you to freshen your indoor air. The interface can be set up to operate all air handling systems, exhaust fans, intake fans, furnaces air conditioners, ERV's etc.02-09-2012
20130199772CHILLED BEAM PUMP MODULE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD - Chilled-beam zone pump modules for controlling zones of a chilled-beam heating and air conditioning system, multiple-zone chilled beam air conditioning systems for cooling multiple-zone spaces, and methods of controlling chilled beams in multi-zone air conditioning systems. Embodiments include a pump serving each zone that both recirculates water within the module and chilled beam and circulates water in and out of a chilled or warm water distribution system through valves to control temperature. Different embodiments provide heating as well as cooling, use check valves to reduce the number of control valves required, adjust the temperature of the beam to avoid condensation, change pump speed to save energy or increase capacity, can be used in two- or four-pipe systems, allow for lower installation cost, provide better performance or control, improve reliability, overcome barriers to the use of chilled beams, or a combination thereof.08-08-2013
20120085528INTERDEPENDENT LUBRICATION SYSTEMS - A heat exchange system for use in operating equipment having a plurality of subsystems in each of which one of a plurality of working fluids is utilized to provide selected operations with there being an air and working fluid heat exchanger providing controlled cooling to cool at least one of the plurality of working fluids in its corresponding subsystem. In addition, a coupling heat exchanger is also provided connected to two of the subsystems to pass there working fluids therethrough, including the subsystem with the air and working fluid heat exchanger, to allow one of the connected subsystems to aid in cooling the other.04-12-2012

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