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20100155014SYSTEM FOR COOLING A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT TO A LOW TEMPERATURE, SUCH AS A PIECE OF MOTOR VEHICLE EQUIPMENT, AND ASSOCIATED HEAT EXCHANGERS - The invention relates to a system which is used to cool at least one piece of motor vehicle equipment to a low temperature, comprising a heat transfer fluid circulation loop. According to the invention, a low-temperature heat exchanger (06-24-2010
20100051228FLOW CONTROL VALVE AND HEAT EXCHANGER EQUIPPED WITH SAME - Provided is a heat exchanger which is divided into two regions through which heat exchange medium is flowed and an inlet side and an outlet side are integrally formed so as to simplify a construction thereof using a header tank of a double-tube structure type, and in which a flow control valve having a single body is disposed at one side of the heat exchanger so as to facilely control an amount of the heat exchange medium bypassed or flowed into each region.03-04-2010
20100116458Integrated hybrid heat exchanger using water head difference - An integrated hybrid heat exchanger may include a first radiator and a second radiator disposed up and down in parallel, a first radiator tank connected to both first end portions of the first and second radiators in common, a first baffle installed in the first radiator tank and separating an inner space of the first radiator tank into an upper space and a lower space, wherein the upper and lower spaces of the first radiator tank include a coolant inlet respectively and a first air bypass member having a passage therein, the first air bypass member installed on the first baffle and extending upwards with a predetermined length and configured to remove bubbles collected in the lower space of the first radiator tank through the passage of the first air bypass member by pressure difference between the upper and lower spaces of the first radiator tank.05-13-2010
20130037235EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY APPARATUS - Directly above a heat recovering unit (02-14-2013
20130037234AIRCRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL LIQUID COOLER AND METHOD - An aircraft may include an interior and a deployable liquid cooler. The deployable liquid cooler may include a deployable heat exchanger that may be fluidly coupled to at least one heat source of the aircraft. The deployable liquid cooler may receive a cooling system fluid from the heat source for circulation through the deployable heat exchanger. The deployable heat exchanger may be movable between a stowed position in the aircraft interior and a deployed position outside the aircraft. The deployable heat exchanger may transfer heat of the cooling system fluid to an environment outside of the aircraft when the deployable heat exchanger is in the deployed position.02-14-2013
20090159237VEHICLE FRONT STRUCTURE - A vehicle front structure including: a heat exchanger placed upright in a vehicle front part; a left air guide plate formed upright on a left side of the heat exchanger to extend frontward therefrom; a right air guide plate formed upright on a right side of the heat exchanger to extend frontward therefrom; a drain opening formed at a bottom of only one of the left and right air guide plates; and an air intake port for an engine formed above the heat exchanger, and arranged closer to the one of the left and right air guide plates in which the drain opening is formed, from a center of the heat exchanger in a left-right direction.06-25-2009
20100132915Cooling System for Aerospace Vehicle Components - A cooling system for removing heat generated by electrical components onboard aerospace vehicles flows coolant between an evaporator that removes heat from the component, and a condenser within the skin of the vehicle. The skin is formed from facesheets comprising multiple layers of polymer resin reinforced with meshes of single and double wall nanotubes. The nanotubes conduct the heat directionally so as to both distribute the heat over the skin and direct the heat to the outer surface of the skin where the heat can be carried away by air flowing over the skin. The skin may also include conductive carbon foam surrounding the condenser to reduce thermal resistance between the condenser and the facesheets.06-03-2010
20130087303SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR COOLING HIGH VOLTAGE PARTS OF A VEHICLE - Disclosed is a system and apparatus for cooling high voltage parts of a vehicle without reducing the size or comfort of the rear seat of the vehicle. In particular, a rear seat conduit having an inlet and an outlet and a high voltage parts (HVP) conduit having a first end and a second end is provided. The rear seat conduit is disposed within a rear seat of the vehicle, and is configured to receive cooling air from an interior of the vehicle into the inlet, route the cooling air through the rear seat conduit, and out the outlet. The second end of the high voltage part conduit is configured to receive cooling air from the rear seat conduit outlet, and the first end is configured to discharge cooling air onto the HVP.04-11-2013
20130032307THERMA-ZONE VEHICLE SYSTEM - A temperature adjustment system for a vehicle including a closed network of interconnected fluid pathways disposed in at least one of a headliner, a door, and an instrument panel of the vehicle. A fluid is disposed in the closed network. A fluid pump pushes the fluid through the closed network. The closed network is not open to an interior cabin of the vehicle and thermodynamically influences a cabin temperature of the vehicle.02-07-2013
20130087304EXHAUST GAS HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM - A powertrain includes an engine, an exhaust system including an exhaust passageway in fluid communication with the engine, an exhaust gas heat exchanger, a transmission having a transmission cooling system, a transmission heat exchanger, a heater core, a pump, and an engine coolant circuit. The engine coolant circuit provides fluid communication between the engine, the exhaust gas heat exchanger, the transmission heat exchanger, the heater core, and the pump. The exhaust gas heat exchanger is operatively connected to the exhaust system and configured to transfer heat between the engine coolant circuit and the exhaust system. The transmission heat exchanger is operatively connected to the transmission cooling system and configured to transfer heat between the engine coolant circuit and the transmission cooling system.04-11-2013
20130087305HEATING APPARATUS OF FUEL CELL VEHICLE - A heating apparatus for a fuel cell vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a fuel cell for generating electricity by a chemical reaction of oxygen and hydrogen, a cathode exhaust passage through which outside air introduced and supplied to the cathode electrode of the fuel cell so as to be used for the power generation reaction is discharged from the fuel cell, and an anode exhaust passage through which the hydrogen is discharged from the fuel cell. The heating apparatus further includes a branch passage which is branched from a branch point of the cathode exhaust passage and supplies the air discharged from the fuel cell to the vehicle compartment, and the anode exhaust passage is joined to the cathode exhaust passage on the downstream side of the branch point.04-11-2013
20120216983PARALLEL INTEGRATED THERMAL MANAGEMENT - Embodiments discussed herein are directed to managing the heat content of two vehicle subsystems through a single coolant loop having parallel branches for each subsystem.08-30-2012
20090095441CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE - A construction vehicle includes vehicle frames, an operator cab, a hydraulic oil tank, and engine, and an engine cover. The operator cab is mounted on the vehicle frames. The hydraulic oil tank is disposed to the rear of the operator cab and stores hydraulic oil. The engine is disposed to the rear of the hydraulic oil tank. The engine cover is a member that covers the engine. A rear face of the hydraulic oil tank and a front face of the engine cover are the same size in a widthwise direction. A rear end of an upper face of the hydraulic oil tank is positioned at the same height as a front end of the upper face of the engine cover. The upper face and side faces of the hydraulic oil tank are exposed to outside.04-16-2009
20120222833Active Louver System for Controlled Airflow in a Multi-Function Automotive Radiator and Condenser System - A vehicle thermal management system is provided that includes two or more heat exchangers configured in a non-stacked arrangement, where separate air inlets corresponding to each of the heat exchangers allow a direct intake of ambient air. Active louver systems consisting of sets of adjustable louvers and a control actuator are used to control and regulate air flowing directly into one or more of the heat exchangers, where the adjustable louvers are either adjustable between two positions, i.e., opened and closed, or adjustable over a range of positions. Air ducts may be used to couple the output from one heat exchanger to the input of a different heat exchanger.09-06-2012
20110308763FUEL EFFICIENT POWERTRAIN COOLING SYSTEMS AND RADIATOR MODULES - Embodiments of a powertrain cooling system and embodiments of a radiator module are provided for deployment onboard a vehicle. In one embodiment, the powertrain cooling system includes a first airflow path, a second airflow path, a primary radiator core positioned in the first airflow path, an auxiliary radiator core position in the second airflow path, and a first airflow valve positioned in the second airflow path upstream of the auxiliary radiator core. The first airflow valve is movable between a closed position wherein the first airflow valve impedes airflow to the auxiliary radiator core and an open position.12-22-2011
20090032212HEAT EXCHANGER HOUSING, HEAT EXCHANGER OR MODULAR UNIT HAVING ONE OR MORE HEAT EXCHANGERS, EXHAUST-GAS RECIRCULATION SYSTEM, CHARGE-AIR SUPPLY SYSTEM AND USE OF THE HEAT EXCHANGER - The invention relates to a heat exchanger housing (02-05-2009
20090014149Apparatus for cooling hydrogen recirculation blower for fuel cell vehicle - The present invention provides an apparatus for cooling a hydrogen recirculation blower for a fuel cell vehicle the apparatus including: a blower housing including an inlet and an outlet for hydrogen recirculation provided in a front part thereof, and an impeller and a motor for driving the hydrogen recirculation blower provided therein; a cooling passage, through which hydrogen is supplied to the blower housing to provide heat exchange, provided to the blower housing; and a hydrogen supply line, through which hydrogen is supplied to the cooling passage to cool the motor, branched from a hydrogen supply pipe and connected to the blower housing, thereby improving cooling efficiency of the motor and ensuring stability of the fuel cell system.01-15-2009
20130133855HEAT EXCHANGER FOR LPI VEHICLE - The heat exchanger may include a pipe unit mounted on a refrigerant line connecting a compressor with an evaporator of an air conditioning and adapted to flow a refrigerant and a LPG fuel returned from the engine, a first connecting member mounted at an end of the pipe unit to connect the pipe unit with the refrigerant line where the refrigerant line is connected to the compressor, and a second connecting member mounted at the other end of the pipe unit to connect the pipe unit with the refrigerant line where the refrigerant line is connected to the evaporator. The heat exchanger is configured so that the high-temperature LPG fuel is capable of exchanging heat with the refrigerant.05-30-2013
20120234513CONSTRUCTION MACHINE PROVIDED WITH HEAT EXCHANGER - Provided is a construction machine comprising: a heat exchanger with a core surface in an engine room; a top wall covering an air inlet chamber in the engine room and having a first air inlet; a duct including a main wall guiding air in the air inlet chamber to draw it through the core surface and a front wall facing the core surface and having a second air inlet; a cooling fan sucking external air onto the core surface through the second air inlet; and an air cleaner extending horizontally and orthogonally to an air guiding direction by the main wall. At least a part of the air cleaner exists in a vertical region where the second air inlet is formed. The air cleaner directs, toward the second air inlet, an air flow farthest from the duct, out of the air flow drawn downward through the first air inlet.09-20-2012
20110259545COOLANT CIRCULATION CIRCUIT - A coolant circulation circuit includes a pipe through which a liquid coolant cooling an object to be cooled circulates, and a heat exchanger cooling the coolant. The pipe has an inner circumferential surface provided with a plurality of bubble trapping regions capable of trapping bubbles and placed at a distance from each other in the circumferential direction and the axial direction of the pipe, such that air within the pipe can be divided and trapped in the plurality of bubble trapping regions.10-27-2011
20120085509Cyclonic Motor Cooling For Material Handling Vehicles - A material handling vehicle includes a cyclonic motor cooling system for a motor compartment that accommodates an ergonomically designed operator compartment. Together, the motor compartment and cyclonic motor cooling system include a generally cylindrical housing with a tangentially arranged cooling air injection port at a lower end and exhaust port at a radially and axially opposite end. An air blower directs cooling air into the compartment where a cyclonic cooling air flow and a vortex cooling flow is produced. The cyclonic air flow cools more effectively than conventional linear air flow while also reducing dust contamination and buildup of the motors in the motor compartment.04-12-2012
20080236783COOLING DEVICE FOR MOTORCYCLE ENGINE - To enable the close arrangement of right and left cooling fans that are common to each other and rotate in the same direction. A radiator is disposed forward of an engine, is horizontally lengthwise and is formed such that the center thereof bends to protrude rearward. A pair of right and left cooling fans is provided on the rear surface of the radiator. The left and right cooling fans have the same specifications, rotating in the same direction. A support plate is provided to surround the cooling fans, that is, to close left and right sides of, the upper side of and the rear of the cooling fans and open the lower side thereof. A partition portion is formed to project from the center of a rear wall to partition between the left and right cooling fans. Thus, the adjacent cooling fans can be prevented from interfering with each other and can be arranged close to each other.10-02-2008
20100032130VEHICLE WITH HEATING ELEMENT - The invention concerns a large vehicle 02-11-2010
20110214838VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONER - A vehicle air conditioner includes a first heat storage device having a first heat storage medium, a battery disposed under a floor of a compartment of a vehicle on a chassis side and a heat insulator covering the first heat storage device for insulating. The first heat storage device is disposed on and thermally connected to the battery.09-08-2011
20100084112HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING HEAT THEREIN - A hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and an electrical power storage unit. The engine and power storage unit are configured to provide motive power for the vehicle. The vehicle also includes a heater core in fluid communication with the engine, power storage unit and vehicle's cabin.04-08-2010
20100084111Liquid to liquid heat exchanger for a marine engine cooling system - A liquid to liquid heat exchanger for a marine engine cooling system disposes a tube bundle within a non-metallic shell, provides a thermostat within an integral portion of the shell, uses bolts that both push and pull respective end caps when rotated, and in one embodiment provides an integral deaeration reservoir to remove entrained gases from a liquid of a closed cooling system.04-08-2010
20090205802COOLING DEVICE AND VEHICLE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME - The present invention is a cooling device including a heat absorbing unit, provided with an inflow port of a coolant medium and a discharge port for discharging the coolant medium, sealing the coolant medium in parts other than the inflow port and the discharge port, wherein the heat absorbing unit includes an upper member having an installation surface where semiconductor elements serving as an object to be cooled are installed and a cooling surface serving as a back surface of installation surface, and a lower member forming a chamber having cooling surface as a part of an inner wall surface together with upper member. Injection ports communicating with inflow port for injecting the coolant medium toward cooling surface are provided and the discharge port is provided at a position lower than opening positions of injection ports in lower member. Thereby, it is possible to provide a cooling device of improving cooling efficiency and reducing cooling unevenness.08-20-2009
20080236781Heat Exchanger, Particularly a Charge-Air Cooler for Motor Vehicles - The invention relates to a heat exchanger, particularly a charge-air cooler for motor vehicles, comprised of a heat exchanger block (10-02-2008
20110139396Autonomous Fluid Mixing System and Method - A vehicle includes a fluid mixing system. The fluid mixing system includes a fluid and a heat engine. The fluid has a first fluid region at a first temperature and a second fluid region at a second temperature that is different from the first temperature. The heat engine includes a shape-memory alloy disposed in heat exchange contact with each of the first fluid region and the second fluid region. The heat engine is operable to mix the fluid between the first fluid region and the second fluid region in response to a change in the crystallographic phase of the shape-memory alloy to reduce the difference in the composition of the fluid bath between the first fluid region and the second fluid region.06-16-2011
20090008060Watertight Vehicle Airduct System - A duct for a vehicle includes an inlet fluidly coupled to an interior of the vehicle and an outlet fluidly coupled to the inlet. A buoyant closure member is disposed between the inlet and the outlet and is movable between an open position permitting flow between the inlet and the outlet and a closed position preventing flow between the inlet and the outlet. The buoyant closure member is normally in the open position and is movable from the open position to the closed position in response to a predetermined volume of water entering the outlet.01-08-2009
20080251235Electric vehicle thermal management system - An efficient thermal management system (10-16-2008
20080289794Vehicle cooling assembly having a protective screen - An air permeable protective camouflage screen is mounted in front of the air-intake side of a vehicle heat exchanger. The screen includes substantially horizontal and vertical intersecting walls, forming a plurality of apertures. The screen has at least two zones with apertures of different shapes for controlling air flow through the screen into the heat exchanger. The zones are oriented to allow relatively more air to pass into the first section of the heat exchanger having higher temperatures than the second section. The screen may include flaps mounted to the horizontal walls by living hinges, the flaps being disposed in the apertures when in a neutral closed position, being pivotable to allow air flow through the screen. The screen is substantially opaque when the flaps are in the neutral closed position, further camouflaging the heat exchanger, and the screen is made of non-corrosive material such as an organic polymeric material.11-27-2008
20080283214Heat Exchanger Mounting - A cooler block for an agricultural tractor comprising a cooler assembly mounted on a radiator and coupled to the radiator by upper and lower linkages. The cooler assembly can be moved between a first position in which the cooler assembly lies parallel to the radiator and a second position in which the cooler assembly is inclined relative to the radiator. The cooler assembly is pivotable about a pivot in the upper linkage that is itself movable relative to the radiator. The lower linkage allows the entire cooler assembly to rise and the pivot of the upper linkage to move away from the radiator as the cooler assembly is pivoted from the first to the second position. A detent is incorporated into one of the two linkages to retain the cooler assembly in the second position.11-20-2008
20080264600Apparatus for Conveying a Cooling Air Flow - The invention relates to an apparatus for conveying a cooling air flow for at least one heat exchanger, especially for motor vehicles. Said apparatus comprises a fan frame (10-30-2008
20080257525THERMAL CONTROL APPARATUS - Disclosed is a thermal control apparatus which comprises a base plate associated with a target object in a heat-exchangeable manner therebetween, at least one heat-exchange paddle attached to the base plate in such a manner as to be selectively deployed and retracted, paddle drive means provided at an end of the base plate and adapted to drive a deployment movement and a retraction movement of the heat-exchange paddle so as to change an angle of the heat-exchange paddle, and a heat transport element provided to connect the base plate and the heat-exchange paddle.10-23-2008
20110220318HEAT EXCHANGER FLOW LIMITING BAFFLE - A heat exchanger, such as a radiator, may transfer heat from a liquid and employ a first header tank, a second header tank, a plurality of tubes fluidly joining the first and second header tanks, and a baffle within one of the first or second header tanks. The baffle may be located in a header tank positioned substantially parallel or perpendicular to a surface upon which a vehicle employing the hear exchanger rests. The baffle may be a wall defining only one slot, a wall defining only one slot that is open through one side of the wall, a wall that defines a plurality of slots, or a wall that defines a plurality of holes. The heat exchanger may further employ fluidly isolated first and second tube and fin sections each defining a self-contained flow path for cooling different liquids. The baffle may slow coolant flow in a flow path.09-15-2011
20100258264THERMAL TRANSFER APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A thermal transfer means comprising, fluidly in series: a fluid supply conduit having a fluid inlet (10-14-2010
20110139395Heat Transport System and Method - A heat transport system includes a fluid, a heat engine, and a component. The fluid has a first fluid region at a first temperature and a second fluid region at a second temperature that is different from the first temperature. The heat engine includes a shape-memory alloy disposed in contact with each of the first fluid region and the second fluid region. The heat engine is operable to transfer heat from one of the first fluid region and the second fluid region to the other of the first fluid region and the second fluid region in response to the crystallographic phase of the shape-memory alloy.06-16-2011
20080314551Steering Wheel - A steering wheel having a central hub connected by at least one spoke to a rim. The steering wheel comprises at least one heat pipe within the rim. The heat pipe is thermally isolated from any external cooling arrangement and is configured to transfer heat from a first region of the rim to another region of the rim.12-25-2008
20090260775HEAT EXCHANGER, IN PARTICULAR AN EXHAUST GAS EVAPORATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A heat exchanger is provided, in particular an exhaust gas evaporator of a motor vehicle, including a heat exchanger block, a first axial terminating device and a second axial terminating device, in which the heat exchanger block has axial inlet openings and axial outlet openings, and in which means for forming a positive fit with the axial terminating devices are situated on the heat exchanger block, the means for forming the positive fit projecting at least partially over the axial inlet openings and/or over the axial outlet openings in the heat exchanger block in the axial direction, such that they may be situated radially next to contact shoulders of the axial terminating devices, thereby providing a heat exchanger that is particularly pressure-resistant in the radial direction.10-22-2009
20100163209Air Conditioning Unit and Vehicle Air Conditioning Apparatus - An air conditioning unit capable of suppressing a low frequency noise and a vehicle air conditioning apparatus are provided. The air conditioning unit includes a fan (07-01-2010
20120138260HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY COOLING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE - The present invention provides a system for cooling a high voltage battery by emitting cooling air from an outlet duct to the interior of a vehicle. More specifically, a battery case is mounted on/within an underfloor area formed within a lower section which extends from a front seat to a back seat. In order to collect air to cool the battery module, an inlet duct is disposed at the front end of the battery case and draws the cooling air from the interior of the vehicle. Once the air has passed through the battery case and/or over the battery module, the air is discharged at the rear end of the battery case through the outlet duct into the trunk of the vehicle.06-07-2012
20100243199HVAC MODULE INTERIOR WALL INSERT - A case for a heating, ventilating and cooling system may include a shell and a plurality of fins. The shell may define an interior volume and may include an air inlet, a first air outlet and a second air outlet. The interior volume may define an airflow path between the air inlet and the first and second air outlets. The shell may be in fluid communication with a blower. The plurality of fins may be disposed in the airflow path between the air inlet and the first and second outlets. The plurality of fins may extend into the interior volume and distribute a first predetermined airflow amount to the first air outlet and a second predetermined airflow amount to the second air outlet. A temperature of the first predetermined airflow amount may be substantially equal, or different by a predetermined amount, to a temperature of the second predetermined airflow amount.09-30-2010
20120193067VEHICLE ROOF DE-ICING SYSTEM - A roof heating system for opposing buildup of ice and snow on the roof of a large wheeled vehicle, such as a tractor drawn trailer. The system may comprise a fluid circulation system for transferring heat to the roof, including a first heat exchanger for obtaining heat from the exhaust system of the vehicle or alternatively, a tow vehicle, a second heat exchanger for delivering heat to the roof of the protected vehicle, and a powered system for circulating fluid from the first heat exchanger to the second heat exchanger. The system may comprise an electric motor driven pump to achieve circulation, a battery to power the electric motor of the pump, a recharging system for recharging the battery, and a switch to initiate system operation. The recharging system may be adapted to utilize AC power.08-02-2012
20100200190METHOD FOR COOLING AN ENERGY ACCUMULATOR - A method is disclosed for cooling an energy accumulator in a rail vehicle, using air. According to at least one embodiment of the invention, the air is fed to the energy accumulator directly from an already cooled or air-conditioned area of the rail vehicle. This occurs in particular when the temperature of the area is lower than the external temperature.08-12-2010
20100000708COOLING MECHANISM - The present invention relates to a cooling mechanism (01-07-2010
20090188646Orientation Structure on Side Plates for Cooling Fins in Automotive Heater Core - This invention involves orientation structure on the side plate for cooling fins in automotive heater core, which belongs to the field of auto parts technology. The structure includes the side plates (07-30-2009
20090114366HEAT EXCHANGER FOR VEHICLE - A heat exchanger for a motor vehicle includes a pair of tanks, a core part and a fan shroud. The tanks are arranged apart from each other in a lateral direction of the motor vehicle. The core part is located between the tanks. The fan shroud is arranged at one of a front side and a rear side of the core part, and the fan shroud is formed with a pair of fan ring portions in which a pair of motor fans is installed, respectively. At least one of an upper end portion and a lower end portion of at least one of the fan ring portions of the fan shroud is protruded from the core part in an upward and downward direction of the core part, and the fan ring portions are arranged at inner sides of the tanks in the lateral direction.05-07-2009
20090107649EXHAUST COOLING SYSTEM OF AN AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE - An exhaust cooling system of an amphibious vehicle operable in land and marine modes comprises an exhaust system to be cooled, at least one air-liquid heat exchanger, at least one liquid-liquid heat exchanger, and coolant liquid in thermal communication with the exhaust system to be cooled, the air-liquid heat exchanger(s) and/or the liquid-liquid heat exchanger(s) and heated by the exhaust system. When the amphibious vehicle is operated in land mode, the coolant liquid is cooled by the air-liquid heat exchanger(s). When the vehicle is operated in marine mode, the coolant liquid is cooled by the liquid-liquid heat exchanger(s). The air-liquid heat exchanger(s) may also be used on water. The vehicle may plane, and have retractable road wheels. The air-liquid heat exchanger(s) may be mounted at the front or rear of the vehicle, or elsewhere.04-30-2009
20120193068COOLING ARRANGEMENT FOR A COMPONENT IN A VEHICLE - A cooling arrangement is disclosed for a vehicle having a first component, a first duct, and a cooling fan configured to deliver air through the first duct to the first component when the cooling fan is operated. The cooling arrangement includes, but is not limited to, a second component, a port coupled to the second component, the port being accessible from a position external to the vehicle, and a second duct having a first end positioned proximate the port and a second end in fluid communication with the first duct. The second duct is configured to deliver air from outside of the vehicle to the second component when the cooling fan is operated while the vehicle is off.08-02-2012
20100300644TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SEAT OF VEHICLES - A temperature control system includes an air duct, an air-blowing device, a seat back temperature control unit, and a seat cushion temperature control unit. The air-blowing device urges air to flow through the air duct. The seat back temperature control unit and the seat cushion temperature control unit performs heat exchanges between air flowing in the air duct and air supplied to a seat back and air supplied to a seat cushion, respectively. The air duct forms a single air passage passing by the seat back temperature control unit and the seat cushion temperature control unit so that the air flowing in the air duct undergoes heat exchange with one of the seat back temperature control unit and the seat cushion temperature control unit and then undergoes heat exchange with the other.12-02-2010
20110005708HEAT EXCHANGER EQUIPPED WITH PARTITIONING MEMBERS FOR USE IN A VEHICULAR AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS - In a vehicular air conditioning apparatus, a first blower unit is connected by a connection duct to a side portion of a casing having respective air passages defined therein, and a second blower unit separate from the first blower unit is connected to a lower portion of the casing. In addition, air is supplied to the interior of the casing from the first blower unit and is cooled by a first cooling section of an evaporator, whereas air that is supplied from the second blower unit is cooled by passing through a second cooling section in the evaporator, which is separated from the first cooling section by a pair of first and second partitioning members.01-13-2011
20110005707HEAT EXCHANGER EQUIPPED WITH A PARTITIONING MEMBER FOR USE IN A VEHICULAR AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS - In a vehicular air conditioning apparatus, a first blower unit is connected by a connection duct to a side portion of a casing having respective air passages defined therein, and a second blower unit separate from the first blower unit is connected to a lower portion of the casing. Air is supplied to the interior of the casing from the first blower unit and is cooled by a first cooling section of an evaporator, whereas air that is supplied from the second blower unit is cooled by passing through a second cooling section in the evaporator, which is separated from the first cooling section by a partition plate.01-13-2011
20110240249FLUID TEMPERATURE STABILIZATION SYSTEM - A fluid temperature stabilization system may employ an exterior casing defining an internal cavity, one or more phase change material may be located within the internal cavity. A fluid inlet may be located at a first end of the casing providing access into the internal cavity, and an outlet may be located at a second end of the casing providing fluid access from the internal cavity.10-06-2011
20090065172Sealed Control Valve For A Fluid Flow Circuit - A control valve for a fluid flow circuit comprises a body that has a fluid inlet and at least two fluid outlets (03-12-2009
20090032213Exhaust heat recovery apparatus - An exhaust heat recovery apparatus includes an evaporation unit, a condensation unit, an evaporation-side communication part and a condensation-side communication part. The evaporation unit is disposed in a duct member through which an exhaust gas generated from an engine flows, and evaporates an operation fluid by heat of the exhaust gas. The condensation unit is disposed in a coolant passage through which a coolant flows, and condenses the operation fluid by radiating the heat to the coolant. The evaporation-side communication part connects the evaporation unit and the condensation unit for introducing evaporated operation fluid to the condensation unit. The condensation-side communication part connects the condensation unit and the evaporation unit for introducing condensed operation fluid to the evaporation unit. The condensation-side communication part is in contact with an outer surface of the duct member at least at a part.02-05-2009
20100212857SYSTEM FOR COOLING AND ADJUSTING THE TEMPERATURE OF APPARATUSES IN THE PROPULSION ASSEMBLY OF AN AIRCRAFT - A system for cooling and adjusting the temperature of apparatuses in the propulsion assembly of an aircraft, that includes first means for heat exchange between lubrication circuits of at least two of the aforementioned apparatuses and a heat-carrier fluid contained in a closed circuit, a second means for heat exchange between the heat-carrier fluid and at least one coolant, the first heat exchange means being arranged locally at each of the aforementioned apparatuses, the second heat exchange means being remote from the aforementioned first means, the closed circuit extending between at least two of the aforementioned apparatuses and the aforementioned second means.08-26-2010
20100038051COMBINED THERMAL PROTECTION AND SURFACE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM - The invention relates to a combined thermal protection and surface temperature control apparatus. In one embodiment, a combined thermal protection and surface temperature control apparatus comprises a porous member having an entrance side, a separate exit side, and a plurality of thermally conductive plugs disposed in the porous member. One or more coolant entrance channels extend through the entrance side, extend part-way through the porous member, and end within the porous member before reaching the exit side. Conversely, one or more coolant exit channels begin within the porous member, extend through a portion of the porous member, and extend through the exit side. The coolant entrance and exit channels may be parallel and may alternate. The channels may only extend across a portion of the thickness of the porous member.02-18-2010
20110100585COOLING APPARATUS - A cooling apparatus is provided for an electrical device that gives off heat during operation. The cooling apparatus has a housing (05-05-2011
20110000637Heat Exchanging Device for Construction Machine - To provide a heat exchanger assembly for a construction machine, which can facilitate attachment/detachment work of dustproof nets and can attach the dustproof nets with suppressed flapping. A heat exchanger assembly for a construction machine is provided with heat exchangers mounted on a frame for cooling a drive source mounted on the frame, a fan mounted on the frame for supplying cooling air to the heat exchangers, and dustproof nets arranged upstream of the heat exchangers in a flow of the cooling air produced by the fan. The dustproof nets are each provided with a net section held taut within a frame section, and a clipping part attached to the frame section. The clipping part is arranged such that it can be releasably fastened to a clipped part arranged on the corresponding heat exchanger. The clipping part is provided at its end portion with a bent portion. At least one of the bent portion 01-06-2011
20110247779FLEXIBLE DRIVE ELEMENT FOR AN ANGLED ACTIVE SHUTTER - A shutter system includes a first louver element having a first pivot axis and a second louver element having a second pivot axis. The first louver element is configured to rotate about the first pivot axis, and the second louver element is configured to rotate about the second pivot axis. The shutter system additionally having a flexible drive element connecting the first louver element and the second louver element to thereby substantially synchronize the rotation of the first and second louver elements.10-13-2011
20090126901EXTERNAL NOISE REDUCTION OF HVAC SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE - A HVAC system for a vehicle that includes a propulsion system, a frame, a passenger compartment, and a door coupled to the frame. The HVAC system includes a refrigeration circuit that selectively controls the temperature of the passenger compartment based on a sensed temperature within the passenger compartment. The refrigeration circuit includes an exterior heat exchanger, a first air moving device coupled to the exterior heat exchanger, an interior heat exchanger, a second air moving device coupled to the interior heat exchanger, and a compressor. The HVAC system also includes a controller that is operable to detect a condition of the vehicle that includes at least one of a position of the door, a location of the vehicle, and a load of the propulsion system. The controller is programmed to adjust the refrigeration circuit in response to the sensed passenger compartment temperature and the detected vehicle condition.05-21-2009
20090126902Air and coolant circuit configurations and control of fuel cell systems as power source in automotive, stationary, and portable applications - An air and coolant control system comprising: a heat source configured to receive air, generate heat, receive coolant, conduct the received coolant to a coolant outlet, and transfer the generated heat to the received coolant, thereby removing the generated heat from the heat source as the coolant is conducted out of the heat source; an air supply source configured to supply the air to the heat source; an air supply control system configured to adjust the supply of air from the air supply source to the heat source based on a dynamic feedback temperature characteristic from the heat source; a coolant supply source configured to supply the coolant to the heat source; and a coolant control system configured to adjust the flow rate of the coolant based on an estimated feed-forward heat source characteristic and to adjust the temperature of the coolant based on the dynamic feedback temperature characteristic.05-21-2009
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20120199314AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM - An air conditioning system for conditioning air in a passenger compartment of a motor vehicle includes a secondary cell or a fuel cell for driving wheels with a motor. The air conditioning system further includes a catalyst heater, an air conditioning duct, and an air conditioning fan. The catalyst heater generates heat by supplying a fuel and an oxidizing gas to the catalyst. The air conditioning duct is connected with an intake port and a blowing port. The air conditioning fan is provided in the air conditioning duct so that the air in the passenger compartment can circulate. The air in the air conditioning duct is conditioned by utilization of the heat generated with the catalyst heater so that the air in the passenger compartment is conditioned.08-09-2012
20110132570COMPOUND GEOMETRY HEAT EXCHANGER FIN - A compound heat exchanger includes a plurality of adjacent, continuous fins. Each fin defines a channel having an associated fin axis. A first portion of each channel extends along the axis, and a second portion of each channel is tortuous in opposing directions about the axis.06-09-2011
20110168348HIGH CAPACITY HEAT SINK - A heat sink is used to absorb heat produced by a vehicle. The heat sink uses a steam reformer to create an endothermic reaction between two fluids. Excess heat from the vehicle's engine is used to heat the reactor to facilitate the endothermic reaction. In some embodiments, the reactant fluids are pre-heated by absorbing heat from various components of the vehicle. Excess heat from the various components or from the vehicle engine is used to vaporize the fluids before the fluids enter the reactor.07-14-2011
20110094707SWITCHABLE RADIATOR BYPASS VALVE SET POINT TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY - A method of conserving energy during a heating event wherein a coolant is heated in a cooling system is disclosed. The method includes establishing a first set point temperature for a first point in the cooling system and establishing a second set point temperature lower than the first set point temperature for a second point in the cooling system. Normally, the coolant is maintained at the second set point temperature at the second set point in the cooling system. During the heating event, the second set point temperature is raised to substantially match the first set point temperature to reduce necessary heating of the coolant at the first point.04-28-2011
20090308565CART OCCUPANT COOLING SYSTEM - An open cart occupant cooling system is disclosed. The system includes a number of fan(s) each capable of delivering about 900 cfm of air flow, in a simulated 10 mph breeze, to the seating positions of the occupants. The fans are clamped to the cart roof struts, or other mounts, so as to direct a stream of cooling air toward the cart occupant(s). The fans are activated by a pressure or proximity sensitive switch upon an occupant alighting onto the seat of the cart. The cooling system can be retrofit with temporary hand operated clamps to mount the fans and be operated with either a plug in or self-contained rechargeable electrical supply and, if so desired, wired to a seat cushion operated pressure switch.12-17-2009
20100025006Electric vehicle thermal management system - A method for managing thermal loads within an electric vehicle using an efficient thermal management system (02-04-2010
20100155013USE OF FAN SHROUD TO VENTILATE ENGINE COMPARTMENT - A method and apparatus to ventilate an engine compartment of a vehicle.06-24-2010
20090173471COOLING SYSTEM OF HEATING ELEMENT - A cooling system of a heating element includes a passenger compartment, a heating element, a blower fan and a conducting duct. The blower fan is capable of sucking the air in the passenger compartment to supply the heating element with the air and cool the heating element. The conducting duct has one end portion connected with an inner space of the passenger compartment, the other end portion connected with the heating element, and an intermediate portion provided with the blower fan therein. The one end portion of the conducting duct is provided with a liquid trapping portion/part that separates the air and liquid contained in the air to prevent the liquid from entering the conducting duct.07-09-2009
20090218070Heat Exchange Device and Method for Producing a Heat Exchange Element for a Heat Exchange Device - The invention relates to a heat exchange device, in particular a vehicle radiator, for indirect exchange of heat between a first medium and a second medium, with a first guide section for routing the first medium and a second guide section for routing the second medium, the first guide section being formed by a thermally conductive heat exchange element consisting of graphite foam and being spatially separated from the second guide section, at least part of a second guide section being formed by the heat exchange element. The invention furthermore relates to a method for producing a heat exchange element for a heat exchange device, in particular for the radiator of a motor vehicle.09-03-2009
20100126692INTEGRATED HYBRID HEAT EXCHANGER WITH MULTI-SECTIONAL STRUCTURE - An integrated hybrid heat exchanger with a multi-sectional structure, may include a first radiator and a second radiator, and/or at least a coolant bypass member disposed between the first and second radiators, the coolant bypass member connecting one end portion of the first radiator and the other end portion of the second radiator so as to fluid-communicate between the first radiator and the second radiator.05-27-2010
20120067543THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE RING FOR A WHEEL ASSEMBLY - According to the present invention, a thermally conductive ring for a wheel assembly, which is inserted over a stud bolt that fixes a brake drum or disc of a vehicle to a wheel, is provided with a cylindrical main body having a cutaway portion in the lengthwise direction, and a heat-dissipating portion formed on at least one side of a surface and edge of the main body to increase the surface area. The thermally conductive ring of a wheel assembly facilitates the transfer of heat generated during braking and driving to the wheels and enables heat dissipation, to retain the initial design specifications of the vehicle while reducing the uneven wear of tires and one side brake, and improving cornering and ride quality.03-22-2012
20120111529FERRITIC STAINLESS STEEL FOR EGR COOLER AND EGR COOLER - A ferritic stainless steel suitable for use as an EGR cooler member, which can be Ni-brazed into an EGR cooler, contains, by mass, C: at most 0.03%, Si: from more than 0.1 to 3%, Mn: from 0.1 to 2%, Cr: from 10 to 25%, Nb: from 0.3 to 0.8%, and N: at most 0.03%, and optionally selectively contains (a) one or more of Mo, Cu, V and W in a total amount of at most 4%, (b) one or more of Ti, Al and Zr in a total amount of at most 0.3%, (c) one or more of Ni and Co in a total amount of at most 5%, and (d) one or more of REMs (rare earth metals) and Ca in a total amount of at most 0.2%, with a balance of Fe and inevitable impurities.05-10-2012
20120111528COOLING DUCT STRUCTURE FOR BATTERY UNIT - A cooling duct structure for a battery unit includes a cooling duct which is located above the battery unit, and extends toward an upper portion of an auxiliary mounting space. The cooling duct is separated into an upper duct and a lower duct in a middle portion thereof. The lower duct is fixedly connected to the battery unit, and can be mounted on the vehicle together with the battery unit. The upper duct and the lower duct, which are separated from each other, can be connected to each other when the battery unit is fixed to and mounted on the vehicle.05-10-2012
20090065171Cooling system for a motor vehicle - A cooling system (03-12-2009
20100243200SUCTION LINE HEAT EXCHANGER MODULE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME - A heat exchanger module configured for use in a vapor compression based climate control system including a suction line heat exchanger having a plurality of stacked plates configured to accommodate two separate fluid flow paths for heat exchange therebetween. The heat exchanger also includes a first inlet for flow of a high pressure subcooled fluid from a condenser to the module along a first fluid flow path, a first outlet for flow of a low pressure superheated fluid from the module to a compressor along a second fluid flow path, a second outlet for flow of the subcooled fluid from the module to an evaporator along a third fluid flow path, and a second inlet for flow of the low pressure superheated fluid from the evaporator to the module along a fourth fluid flow path. The module also includes a port block with a first conduit for the third fluid flow path and a second conduit for the fourth fluid flow path.09-30-2010
20100096101STACKED/BAR PLATE CHARGE AIR COOLER INCLUDING INLET AND OUTLET TANKS - The present invention provides a charge air cooler for transferring heat between a coolant and charge air including a charge air inlet tank, a charge air outlet tank spaced from the inlet tank, a housing connecting the inlet and outlet tanks to define a charge air flow path from the inlet tank to the outlet tank, and a plurality of plate pairs extending into the charge air flow path from, and substantially perpendicular to, a first wall of the housing. Each of the plate pairs can define a multi-pass path for the coolant. Elongated spacers can be positioned between adjacent plate pairs to define the first wall of the housing. The housing can include a second wall opposite the first wall, and the plate pairs can be spaced away from the second wall in order to accommodate differences in thermal expansion between the plate pairs and the housing.04-22-2010
20120118527Cooling System Apparatus for a Vehicle - A cooling system apparatus for a vehicle includes a reserve tank and a plurality of legs extending outwardly from the reserve tank. The reserve tank defines a chamber and each of the legs is configured for attachment to a radiator of a vehicle. The reserve tank and the legs are integrally formed as a unitary structure.05-17-2012
20120118528COOLING CONCEPT FOR FUEL CELL EMERGENCY POWER SUPPLY - A system is provided for cooling a heat-dissipating device in a vehicle with a fuselage, a passenger cabin, and a region pneumatically communicating with the previously mentioned, which region is situated outside the passenger cabin. At least one heat exchanger is provided for transferring heat of the heat-dissipating device to air, and at least one air conveying device for conveying air through the heat exchanger. The air conveying device is designed to convey air from the passenger cabin to the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is designed to subject the inflowing air to heat of the heat-dissipating device and to dissipate it to the region situated outside the passenger cabin, thus inducing mixing of the air that has been subjected to heat with the air present in the outside region, and inducing a return flow from the outside region to the passenger cabin by way of their pneumatic connection.05-17-2012
20120247710MULTI-BLOWER HVAC LAYOUT FOR IMPROVED EVAPORATOR PERFORMANCE - A climate control system of a vehicle includes an evaporator, a first blower, and a first blower passageway that receives air blown from the first blower. The system also includes a second blower and a second blower passageway that receives air blown from the second blower and that is fluidly independent of the first blower passageway. The system further includes a ducting assembly defining a common passageway that receives air from both the first and second blower passageways. The first and second blowers are configured to operate in parallel to deliver air to the common passage and across the evaporator.10-04-2012
20120160446VEHICLE CABIN HEATING COOLING AND VENTILATION SYSTEM - An air treatment system for a vehicle includes a first compressor selectively coupled to a first vehicle power source. A second compressor is selectively coupled to a second vehicle power source. A first heat exchanger communicates with an interior space in the vehicle. A second heat exchanger communicates with an environment outside the vehicle. A valve member, in a first position, couples an inlet of each of the first and second compressors to an outlet of the first heat exchanger and an outlet of each of the compressors to an inlet of the second heat exchanger. In a second position, the valve member couples the outlets of the compressors to an inlet of the first heat exchanger and the inlets of the compressors to an outlet of the second heat exchanger. A controller selectively actuates at least one of the first and second compressors and the valve member.06-28-2012
20120160445COOLER FOR AN AIRCRAFT COOLING SYSTEM, AIRCRAFT COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT COOLING SYSTEM - This disclosure relates to a cooler for an aircraft cooling system. The cooler includes a matrix body in which a plurality of coolant channels are designed and extend from a first surface of the matrix body to a second surface of the matrix body, allowing a coolant to flow through the matrix body. The matrix body of the cooler is designed to form a section of the outer skin of the aircraft.06-28-2012
20100186925RADIATOR - A radiator includes a heat exchanger, an upper auxiliary tank, a lower auxiliary tank, an upper main tank and a lower main tank. The upper auxiliary tank is mounted on an upper surface of the heat exchanger. The lower auxiliary tank is mounted on a lower surface of the heat exchanger. The upper main tank is arranged at the substantially same height as the upper auxiliary tank and at an offset position relative to the upper auxiliary tank in the plan view. The upper main tank is connected to the upper auxiliary tank via a coolant water conduit pipe, and has a coolant water inlet on a lower surface thereof. The lower main tank is arranged under the upper main tank at an offset position relative to the upper main tank in the plan view, and is connected to the lower auxiliary tank.07-29-2010
20120312499Device for Heating or Cooling Beverages in Vehicles - The present invention relates to a device for heating or cooling beverages in vehicles, whose purpose is to serve as a means for heating or cooling the liquid contained in a small container, thereby being of great use and service in any type of vehicle that includes air conditioning and heating. In particular, the device of the invention allows a beverage (coffee, baby bottle, soft drink, water, etc.) to be consumed at a given moment at an optimum temperature by simply connecting the device to the air conditioning or heating vent of the vehicle in which it is fitted (depending on whether the drink is to be cooled or heated).12-13-2012
20120312498INTEGRATED HEAT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN VEHICLE AND HEAT MANAGEMENT METHOD USING THE SAME - An integrated heat management system may include an engine system circulation line around an engine and a transmission circulation line around an automatic transmission. The engine system circulation line and the transmission circulation line may be integrated by a control valve having a plurality of input and output ports. The integrated heat management system controls opening and closing of the control valve in accordance with engine cooling water temperature and automatic transmission fluid (ATF) temperature, which may be changed after engine start-up, and implements a variety of modes for varying an engine cooling water flow. Therefore, the integrated heat manage system shortens an engine warm-up time, prevents a bad effect in a low-temperature state due to a fast temperature increase of the ATF, and satisfies performance required by a vehicle of which the fuel-efficiency may be improved and the efficiency may be increased in a high oil price environment.12-13-2012
20120247713METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BATTERY TEMPERATURE CONTROL IN A HYBRID OR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery temperature control system for a vehicle having a battery as a power source includes a battery module including at least one battery cell and at least one liquid distribution tube member positioned adjacent the battery module for circulating a non-conductive liquid therethrough. The liquid distribution tube defines at least one distribution port adjacent the at least one battery cell. A collection tray is connected to and positioned at one end of the liquid distribution tube member. A liquid pump communicates with the liquid distribution tube member for distributing the liquid throughout the liquid distribution tube member. A heat exchanger is disposed in the liquid distribution tube member to modify the temperature of the liquid. The distribution port delivers the liquid to contact the at least one battery cell in the battery module. The liquid tray collects the liquid after contacting the at least one battery cell.10-04-2012
20120247712COOLING PACKAGE ASSEMBLY FOR WORK VEHICLES - A cooling package assembly for a work vehicle. A plurality of heat exchangers cooperate with one another to define an interior of a cooling box. Single pass airflow is pushed across the heat exchangers. In one embodiment, the heat exchangers cooperate with one another to define a v-shape.10-04-2012
20120247711PUSHER AIRFLOW FOR WORK VEHICLE COOLING SYSTEM - Overhead pushed airflow for a cooling system of a work vehicle. In one embodiment, a cooling includes an interior defined by upstream faces of heat exchangers. An air mover pushes ambient air downward through said cooling box from overhead of the work and across the heat exchangers.10-04-2012
20120168115INTEGRATION OF A SURFACE HEAT-EXCHANGER WITH REGULATED AIR FLOW IN AN AIRPLANE ENGINE - The present invention relates to a surface air-cooled oil cooler (07-05-2012
20120186775COOLING SYSTEM - A cooling system for a vehicle having an engine and an electric motor, wherein the electric motor is arranged to generate a motor torque for driving the vehicle, the cooling system comprising means for transferring heat energy between the motor cooling means and the engine cooling means upon the occurrence of a predetermined criteria, wherein the motor cooling means is for controlling the temperature of the electric motor and the engine cooling means is for controlling the temperature of the engine.07-26-2012
20090020260Exhaust heat recovery apparatus - An exhaust heat recovery apparatus includes an evaporator and a condenser. The evaporator and the condenser form an operation medium circuit such that an operation medium circulates through the evaporator and the condenser. The evaporator has tubes and is disposed in a duct part through which an exhaust gas generated from an engine flows. The condenser is disposed in a heated fluid circuit through which a heated fluid flows for heating the heated fluid by condensation of the operation medium. The heated fluid circuit is separate from an engine coolant circuit through which an engine coolant for cooling the engine flows. The evaporator further has a fin between the tubes. The fin is provided with an operation force reducing portion that is capable of reducing an operation force applied to the fin due to a thermal expansion difference between the tubes, which are exposed to the exhaust gas.01-22-2009
20120227931METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE HOLDER FOR A VEHICLE - A method comprising a step of providing a cooling plate having at least one exposed cooling channel designed for guiding a cooling fluid. The method further comprises a step of providing a mounting unit designed for receiving and fixing at least one energy storage unit. The method finally comprises a step of connecting the cooling plate to the mounting unit, whereby the at least one cooling channel is closed.09-13-2012
20110017421VEHICLE SEAT AIR-CONDITIONER AND VEHICLE TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER - A vehicle seat air-conditioner includes a seat on which an occupant sits, a seat temperature adjustment device that adjusts the temperature of a conditioned gas, a blower that supplies the conditioned gas to the seat, a seat covering layer provided on a surface of the seat and facing the seated occupant, and a flow channel provided on an underside of the seat covering layer that pass the conditioned gas that is introduced by the blower. The vehicle seat air-conditioner is adapted to convey heat of the conditioned gas to an occupant side of the seat covering layer by directly blowing out a portion of the introduced conditioned gas to the occupant side of the seat covering layer, and to perform heat exchange with the occupant side of the seat covering layer by circulating a portion of a remainder of the conditioned gas through the flow channel.01-27-2011
20120318473COOLING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A cooling device for a vehicle includes a first radiator and a second radiator. The first radiator includes first tubes through which first coolant flows, and the second radiator includes second tubes through which second coolant flows. The second radiator is arranged downstream of the first radiator in a flow direction of cooling air, and the second tubes are elongated in a longitudinal direction different from a longitudinal direction of the first tubes. The second radiator is configured to cause a flow amount of the second coolant flowing respectively in the second tubes to be gradually increased with respect to a flow direction of the first coolant flowing in the first tubes.12-20-2012
20120080162TRAILER REFRIGERATING APPARATUS - In an attachment portion where a side edge portion of an opening of a trailer and a casing are connected together, a vertically-extending groove is formed in one of the trailer or the casing and a vertically-extending raised portion is formed in the other one of the trailer or the casing so as to be fitted into the groove.04-05-2012
20110265971AUXILIARY VEHICLE REST STATION - An auxiliary vehicle rest station for providing auxiliary utility services to a parked wheeled vehicle. The auxiliary vehicle rest station includes a caddy having wheels for transporting and maneuvering the device. The caddy is configured to be positionable at least partially beneath the parked wheeled vehicle. A boom is attached to and projects from the caddy to accommodate introduction of conditioned air through the boom into the vehicle. The auxiliary vehicle rest station includes an air conditioning system. The auxiliary vehicle rest station also includes a conductor for connecting the air conditioning system a power supply. Alternately, the auxiliary vehicle rest station may include a power supply system. The auxiliary vehicle rest station may also include data links for communication and entertainment systems.11-03-2011
20120090806AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM FOR AN AUTOMOBILE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM OF AN AUTOMOBILE - An air-conditioning system is provided for an automobile comprising an interior air-conditioning module, which can be connected in a heat-transporting manner to at least two coolant-carrying cooling circuits of the automobile via valves (e.g., controllable or adjustable valves). A controller is also provided that is configured to control the valves in such a manner that those cooling circuits having the higher coolant temperature can be connected in a heat-transporting manner to the interior air-conditioning module. A method is also provided for operating an air-conditioning system.04-19-2012
20100132916Supplemental Transport Heater for Tanker Trailers - A supplemental heating apparatus for use in conjunction with the coolant system of a truck engine provides a supplemental source of heat energy to the heat exchanger within a tanker trailer. The supplemental heating apparatus is activated when the truck engine is shut-off. A control system undertakes a testing cycle in which a circulator pulls coolant out of the tanker trailer and the temperature of the coolant is sensed after a delay of time so that the coolant from within the heat exchanger is tested. The burner draws fuel from the truck's fuel tanks to provide heat energy when the sensed temperature is below a threshold. The coolant is circulated between the boiler associated with the burner and the heat exchanger until the return coolant is raised above a second threshold. The testing cycle continues through a loop of a predetermined duration independent of the activation of the heating cycle.06-03-2010
20130020047Aircraft Precooler Heat Exchanger - A heat exchanger is provided. The heat exchanger includes a first member having an inlet at a first end and a first flange at an opposite end. The first member is made from a nickel-chromium material. A second member is provided having a second flange one end coupled to the first flange. The second member further having an outlet on a second end opposite the second flange. The second member is made from titanium.01-24-2013
20080236782THERMAL DISSIPATION IN CHIP - A system for dissipating heat from a semiconductor board includes a first substrate including an opening formed therein, a second substrate attached to a surface of the first substrate, and a microchip positioned in the opening and bumped to the second substrate. The system further includes a heat sink directly adhered to the microchip. A method of manufacturing a heat dissipating semiconductor board includes forming an opening in a first substrate and positioning a microchip in the opening. The method further includes directly adhering the microchip to a heat sink, bonding the microchip to a second substrate and boding a surface of the first substrate to the second substrate.10-02-2008
20100089546VEHICLE HEAT EXCHANGERS HAVING SHIELDING CHANNELS - A shielded heat exchanger and method of use in a vehicle is disclosed. The shielded heat exchanger may comprise a pair of spaced apart headers configured to contain a fluid flowing through the shielded heat exchanger, and a shielded tube. The shielded tube extends between the pair of headers and has a front edge. The shielded tube includes a flowing channel that operatively engages the headers for fluid flow through the flowing channel between the headers and a shielding channel extending parallel to the flowing channel between the headers along the front edge of the shielding tube, with the shielding channel configured to prevent flow of the fluid from the headers into the shielding channel.04-15-2010
20130168039AIR GUIDE STRUCTURE OF RADIATOR IN STRADDLE VEHICLE - An air guide structure of a radiator built into a straddle vehicle which exchanges heat between a cooling medium of a driving power source and ram air to release heat from the cooling medium. The air guide structure includes an electric fan provided at a core of the radiator such that it is disposed in close proximity to the core at a downstream side in a flow direction of the ram air, and a shroud provided to cover the electric fan from the downstream side and cover the electric fan from above and from both lateral sides, the shroud being open in a downward direction. The core of the radiator is provided with a ram air passage region outside of a portion of the core which is covered with the shroud when viewed in the flow direction of the ram air travelling through the ram air passage region.07-04-2013
20130175001AIR RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR PRECOOLER HEAT-EXCHANGER - A method for recovering air in an aircraft includes bleeding bypass air from an engine bypass, bleeding core air from an engine core, and placing the bypass air and the core air in a heat exchange relationship to produce heated bypass air and cooled core air. The method further includes directing the heated bypass air to one or more of: the engine bypass, a cowl de-icing system, and a wing anti-ice system.07-11-2013
20130092348VEHICULAR BATTERY COOLING DEVICE - The present invention provides a vehicular battery cooling device in which a rear seat is disposed on the upper surface of a rear floor panel. A battery pack is disposed on the upper surface of the rear floor panel at the rear of the rear seat, and an air intake duct extending from the battery pack to the vehicle front is installed between the cushion part of the rear seat and the rear floor panel. A concave part extending in the vehicle longitudinal direction is formed in the lower surface of the cushion part in the central portion in the vehicle width direction, an opening is formed at the front end of the air intake duct, and the air intake duct is formed so as to have a strength capable of supporting the weight of a passenger and is brought into contact with the lower surface of the cushion part.04-18-2013
20130139997AIR-COOLED FUEL CELL VEHICLE - The cooling performance on an air-cooled fuel cell and a radiator for cooling electrical equipment is improved in an air-cooled fuel cell vehicle. The air-cooled fuel cell includes: air inlets respectively at both side portions in a vehicle width direction; and air outlets and an exhaust duct at a central portion in the vehicle width direction, the exhaust duct configured to discharge air flowing out of the air outlets to a rear side of the vehicle. Intake ducts extending toward the front portion of the vehicle are respectively connected to the air inlets. Air intake ports of the intake ducts are respectively opened at both side portions, in the vehicle width direction, of a radiator and at positions closer to the front portion of the vehicle than the radiator.06-06-2013
20080202722Cooling system for a motor vehicle - The invention relates to an air-conditioning system for a motor-driven vehicle, having a refrigerant circuit (08-28-2008
20130146247Heat Exchanger for Vehicle - A heat exchanger for a vehicle may include an inflow tank provide with an inflow hole into which operating fluid flows, an exhaust tank disposed apart from the inflow tank by a predetermined distance and provided with an exhaust hole from which the operating fluid is exhausted, and at least one heat radiating unit provided with at least one coupling pipe formed by coupling at least one plate at which at least one protruding portion is formed along a length direction, and adapted to fluidly connect the inflow tank with the exhaust tank, wherein a connecting line is formed in the coupling pipe so as for the operating fluid to flow therein, and the operating fluid flowing in the coupling pipe is cooled by heat-exchange with another operating fluid that flows at an outside of the coupling pipe.06-13-2013
20130180682VEHICLE HEAT RELEASE STRUCTURE - A wire harness is threaded from a cabin exterior to a cabin interior. A heat releasing hose is provided by integrally mounting a main portion in the wire harness by taping and the like. A first end portion of the heat releasing hose branches from the wire harness within an engine compartment and is connected to a second terminus of an auxiliary hose provided to a lateral surface of a housing unit so as to enable heated air in a vicinity of a heat generator to flow therethrough. A second end portion of the heat releasing hose is positioned in a location in the cabin interior where air can be expelled.07-18-2013
20120018119Air conditioner for vehicles - An air conditioner for vehicles in which the probability of executing pre-air conditioning is increased so that it may be prevented that the inside of the vehicle cannot be often in a comfortable state before the driver gets into the vehicle. The air conditioner performs air conditioning of a vehicle having a traveling motor and an engine as drive sources and comprises a pre-air conditioning main switch. The crew permits operation of pre-air conditioning by turning the switch on. When the pre-air conditioning main switch is set on, an engine control section performs charge preference control where battery charge takes precedence of engine fuel consumption and performs normal control where engine fuel consumption takes precedence when the pre-air conditioning main switch is set off.01-26-2012
20120018118COOLING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE WITH HYBRID PROPULSION - A cooling system for a vehicle with hybrid propulsion, the cooling system including a hydraulic circuit, within which a refrigerant flows, with a main branch to cool of a thermal engine, and a secondary branch to cool electrical components and at least one common radiator, which comprises a first portion, that is normally used by the main branch of the hydraulic circuit and has at least two trays arranged at the ends, and a second portion that is normally used by the secondary branch of the hydraulic circuit and has at least two trays arranged at the ends.01-26-2012
20120043051AIR GUIDE DUCT STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE - An air guide structure for guiding outside air in front of the vehicle to equipment to be cooled. Ai air guide duct structure (02-23-2012

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