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20130030600SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT - Systems and methods for managing a programmable thermostat are described herein. One or more system embodiments include a programmable thermostat having a first management profile; a data acquisition subsystem; and a data analysis subsystem. The data acquisition subsystem is configured to receive thermostat data from the programmable thermostat, and the data analysis subsystem is configured to receive the thermostat data from the data acquisition subsystem, and determine a second management profile for the programmable thermostat based, at least in part, on the thermostat data.01-31-2013
20100145548FAN DRIVING CIRCUIT - A fan driving circuit includes a temperature sensor, a super input and output (SIO) chip, an integrator, a feedback circuit, and a control circuit. The temperature sensor is configured for measuring a temperature of a computer component and outputting a temperature signal according to the measured temperature. The SIO chip is configured for converting the temperature signal into a digital pulse width modulation (PWM) signal. The integrator is configured for converting the PWM signal into an analog signal. The feedback circuit is configured for processing a driving voltage powering a fan to dissipate heat from the computer component and outputting a feedback signal for to compare with the analog signal. The control circuit is configured for comparing the feedback signal with the analog signal and outputting a new driving voltage to control the speed of the fan.06-10-2010
20090171514METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE PRECISION AND RELIABILITY OF CIRCUIT HEATING CONTROL THROUGH A 1 - WIRE SENSOR - A method for improving the precision and reliability of the heating control for an anesthetic machine circuit, comprises: a 1-wire temperature sensor is positioned in the anesthetic machine circuit and electrically connected to a control unit. The control unit reads the ID and verification code of the temperature sensor according to 1-wire protocol and determines the validity of the temperature sensor. The control unit reads the temperature value of the temperature sensor and compares it with the target control temperature. The control unit then turns on the control switch when requiring heating such that power supply powers the heater and the circuit temperature rises, or on the contrary turns off the control switch and the circuit temperature drops according to a control algorithm. The average power of the heater is controlled by PWM method such that the circuit is operated at a predetermined control temperature. With the usage of the 1-wire temperature sensor, the problem of analog signal transmission error is solved, the use of the sensor is facilitated, a long-distance temperature detection and control is obtained. At the same time the digital signal form and interface protocol of the sensor have relative higher anti-disturbance performance and failure recognition function. Accordingly, the requirement on the interface connection quality is reduced, and the reliability is improved.07-02-2009
20110196548DEVICE FOR INDICATING ERADICATION OF A PEST INFESTATION - Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure include devices for monitoring and indicating the completion of eradication of a pest infestation in a space in which heating is utilized for eradication. In an exemplary embodiment, a device includes a sensor configured to sense temperature proximate the device, and a visual indicator configured to provide indication of status. The device further includes a processor that is connected to the sensor and visual indicator. The processor is configured to determine whether the sensed temperature exceeds the MINIMUM LETHAL TEMPERATURE, and configured to determine occurrence of completion of a minimum heating duration required for eradication in which the sensed temperature exceeds the MINIMUM LETHAL TEMPERATURE. The processor is further configured to activate the visual indicator subsequent to completion of the minimum heating duration, to thereby provide visible indication that the minimum heating duration for eradication of a pest infestation has elapsed.08-11-2011
20100082178SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DYNAMICALLY CHANGE DATA CENTER PARTITIONS - A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium being operable to perform a thermal analysis of a data center and overlay the thermal analysis on a map of the data center to provide an overlaid thermal analysis. Additionally, the computer executable code is operable to dynamically control at least one partition in the data center based on the overlaid thermal analysis.04-01-2010
20130079947SERVER AND HEAT DISSIPATION METHOD - A server and a heat dissipation method adapted for the server are provided. The method includes: sensing temperatures of two temperature sensors. Recognizing the two temperature sensors, determining a temperature difference between the two temperature sensors and obtaining a comparison result. Selecting one stored table according to the comparison result and acquiring fan running data recorded in the table. In addition, controlling the at least one fan to rotate according to the acquired fan running data. When a motherboard of the server is in one installation direction, the server selects corresponding fan running data and controls the at least one fan to rotate according to the two temperatures of the two temperature sensors installed at the two opposite ends of the motherboard. Therefore, the server can get a good heat dissipation effect in two installation directions of the motherboard.03-28-2013
20100100255CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER - A control device of a temperature controller, for adjusting the temperature of an environment having at least one active object, includes a first image sensor, a second image sensor, a process unit and a control unit. The first image sensor is for capturing a first image containing the image of the active object. The second image sensor is for capturing a second image containing the image of the active object. The process unit calculates a distance between the active object and the temperature controller according to the first and second images. The control unit controls an operational status of the temperature controller according to the distance calculated by the process unit. The present invention further provides a control method of a temperature controller04-22-2010
20100042265FREE -COOLING CAPACITY CONTROL FOR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS - An air conditioning system having a free-cooling mode. The system includes a refrigeration circuit have a compressor, a pump, an expansion device having a variable opening, and a controller. The controller selectively operates the system in the free-cooling mode by circulating the refrigerant through the refrigeration circuit via the pump. The system includes a free-cooling capacity control sequence resident on the controller. The free-cooling capacity control sequence adjusts the cooling capacity of the system at least by adjusting the variable opening based on the temperature difference between a working fluid temperature and a set point temperature.02-18-2010
20120185109INFRARED SIGNATURE MATCHING SYSTEM, CONTROL CIRCUIT, AND RELATED METHOD - An infrared (IR) signature matching system comprises a heating and cooling device, a plurality of sensors configured to detect information related to the IR signature of the heating and cooling device and a background environment, a controller operably coupled with the heating and cooling device and the plurality of sensors. The controller is configured to receive the information from the plurality of sensors and adjust the temperature of the heating and cooling device until the IR signature of the heating and cooling device and the IR signature of the background environment are at least substantially matched in a selectable sub-region of the IR spectrum. Other systems, control circuits and related methods for matching IR signatures and cloaking objects in the IR spectrum are disclosed herein.07-19-2012
20090125159HEAT DISSIPATING SYSTEM - A heat dissipating system includes a fan set and a monitoring module. The fan set has at least one fan. The monitoring module has at least one sensing unit, a controlling unit and a setting unit. The setting unit sets a plurality of parameter values. The controlling unit controls a rotation speed of the fan according to the parameter values and/or at least one measured value sensed by the sensing unit.05-14-2009
20090093917MONITORING SYSTEM - A monitoring system is provided that is capable of determining when the temperature of at least one point along a refrigeration unit is not within a standard temperature range known for the operation of the refrigeration unit at the at least one point. In particular, the monitoring system is capable of alerting a technician or operator if, after a predetermined amount of time has elapsed after the refrigeration unit is expected to start, the temperature of the at least one point along the refrigeration unit is not within the standard temperature range known for operation of the refrigeration unit when the compressor is running. The predetermined elapsed time may be of a length of time necessary to allow for the refrigeration unit to complete a defrost and/or delog cycle and recover from such cycle. The monitoring of the at least one point along the system may be accomplished by the monitoring of a thermocouple. Further, the monitoring system may include sensors to monitor (i) when the door of the refrigeration compartment of the refrigeration unit is, or has been, open, as well as (ii) the temperature in the refrigeration compartment. In this regard, the monitoring system may alert a technician or operator when the temperature in the refrigerator is not optimal, taking into consideration whether the door of the refrigeration compartment has been, or is, open or closed and, optionally, also taken into consideration whether the refrigeration unit is operating properly.04-09-2009
20110015803HIGH RATE METHOD FOR STABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF A SUBSTRATE - A method for multi-step temperature control of a substrate includes selecting a first set-point temperature and a second set-point temperature for the substrate, and selecting a first PID parameter set including a first proportional constant K01-20-2011
20110015802ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - According to an aspect of the disclosure, a home energy management system and method includes a temperature controlling apparatus comprising a user interface capable of receiving a user input to alter a temperature operating condition at a site. A memory is configured to store at least one temperature set-point received from a network. The user interface is a non-programmable user interface configured to not allow a user to input a temperature schedule at the user interface, wherein the memory is further configured to store multiple temperature set-points received from the network and a processor is configured to deploy a current set-point stored within the memory.01-20-2011
20130060399SENSOR-BASED THERMAL SPECIFICATION ENABLING A REAL-TIME METRIC FOR COMPLIANCE - An apparatus may include an integrated circuit die having a plurality of temperature sensors and a control unit integrated thereon. The control unit can calculate an average die temperature based on readings from the plurality of temperature sensors, compare the average die temperature to a specification temperature and control an off-die cooling system based on the comparison.03-07-2013
20090299544System and method for fan tray control and monitoring system - System and method for fan tray control and monitor system. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a fan control system. In the fan control system, one or more fan tray is housed inside a chassis, which provides power to the fan tray. The fan tray includes a communication interface for connecting to a controller module that is external to and separate from the chassis. Through the controller module, a user is able to view information associated with the fan tray. In addition, the user is able to adjust various fan tray parameters through the controller module.12-03-2009
20090271049ASSURING STABILITY OF THE SPEED OF A COOLING FAN IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that assures stability of the speed of a cooling fan in a computer system. During operation, a temperature of the computer system, an ambient temperature, and a current fan speed for the cooling fan are monitored. Next, a validated ambient temperature based on parameters including the temperature of the computer system, the ambient temperature, and the current fan speed is computed. Then, a control signal is generated in response to the validated ambient temperature, and the control signal is sent to the cooling fan to assure stability of the fan speed of the cooling fan.10-29-2009
20090030560TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR MACHINE TOOL - A temperature control system for a machine tool capable of quickly responding to an ambient temperature change. A mechanical section of the machine tool is surrounded by a machine cover. Gas of which temperature is controlled by a temperature controller is discharged from bearing portions of gas bearings in the mechanical section to a region surrounded by the machine cover through a pipe and a gas bearing channel. A branch pipe is provided for directly introducing a part of gas discharged from the temperature controller to a temperature sensor inside the machine cover. The temperature sensor measures the temperature of gas mixture obtained by mixing the gas introduced directly from the pipe with air inside the machine cover in a predetermined ratio. The result of measurement by the temperature sensor is fed back to the temperature controller to control the temperature of the gas supplied to the gas bearings.01-29-2009
20130166094OPERATING EFFICIENCY OF A REAR DOOR HEAT EXCHANGER - Improving the operating efficiency of a rear door heat exchanger, including: determining, by a ventilation management module, a temperature differential between two temperature sensors in the rear door heat exchanger, the temperature differential indicative of cooling efficiency in the rear door heat exchanger; determining, by the ventilation management module, whether the temperature differential is greater than a predetermined threshold; and responsive to determining that the temperature differential is greater than the predetermined threshold, taking corrective action by the ventilation management module.06-27-2013
20130166095Proactive Cooling Of Chips Using Workload Information and Controls - A method to reduce large temperature over/undershoot in a computer system. Using workload data, the method proactively modifies controls of mechanical cooling system to anticipate power and take appropriate actions to maintain temperature. Workload control modifies workload and scheduling to reduce power transients and subsequent temperature deviations. In addition, workload control allows more even distribution of temp across chips, allowing for even wear and reduction of small/ripple/noise temp oscillations. A system and program product for carrying out the method are also provided.06-27-2013
20090222146METHOD OF CONTROLLING A CELL THAT IS USED FOR THE RAPID COOLING OF A COOKED PRODUCT IN ORDER TO PRESERVE SAME - The invention relates to a method of controlling a cell that is used for the rapid cooling of a cooked product in order to preserve same, essentially comprising an insulated chamber, an interior air circulation device, a cold production element having a heat exchanger which is generally placed inside the insulated chamber and at least one probe which can be inserted into centre of the product. The inventive method comprises the following steps consisting in: taking a periodic measurement of the internal temperature of the product to be cooled and of the temperature of the ambient air in the chamber; and using said temperature measurements to determine a set value for the temperature of the ambient air inside the chamber regardless of the product type, product structure, product weight in the apparatus, product thickness, product packaging or the capacity of the apparatus. The set temperature value for the ambient air in the chamber is used to control the cold production element until the end of the cooling cycle in order to obtain an internal temperature at the end of the cycle that is less than a pre-determined end internal temperature using a cycle length of less than or equal to a pre-determined maximum cycle length. The invention is suitable for commercial and institutional catering and for the agri-food industry.09-03-2009
20100268398System Unit For A Computer - A system unit for a computer comprising at least one plug-in card provided with components and a ventilator for cooling the components, wherein the system unit is also provided with a controller for setting the ventilator speed as a function of a signal of a temperature sensor. Measures are provided which, irrespective of whether the system unit is integrated in a horizontal or vertical position, such as in a switchgear cabinet, effect a good level of cooling.10-21-2010
20110077797COOLING SYSTEM - A method of operating a cooling system for a hardware component is disclosed. The cooling system comprises one or more cooling devices and the method comprising the steps of monitoring commands that result in one or more operations for the hardware component, detecting a command that will result in a processing intensive operation for the hardware component, and operating a cooling device to cool the hardware component, in response to the detected operation. In a preferred embodiment, following the detection of a command that will result in a processing intensive operation for the hardware component, a predefined profile for the specific operation is accessed, and the operation of the cooling device to cool the hardware component, in response to the detected operation, comprises operating the cooling device according to predefined profile. The profile can be created automatically following previous operations.03-31-2011
20080312774Process of Controlling an Operation of Electric Kettle - A process of controlling an operation of an electric kettle includes the steps of initializing a microprocessor to detect a water temperature via a temperature sensor to set a system parameter; checking a status of a control circuit; determining a preserve temperature of the water; verifying the temperature sensor to protect the temperature sensor from being burnt; determining a condition of the water whether the water is needed to be heated up or preserved; and sending out a control signal to the control circuit in responsive to the condition of the water to heat up the water or maintain the water at the preserve temperature. Therefore, the present invention is adapted to accurately control the whole process of the electric kettle.12-18-2008
20120004788HEATING BLANKET WITH CONTROL CIRCUIT AND SAFETY WIRE - A safety wire for use in a heating blanket has a core, a heating wire wrapped around the core, and a guard wire spaced apart from the heating wire. In a normal mode of operation, the guard wire is not physically or electrically coupled to the heating wire, but in a breakdown mode of operation, the guard wire is electrically coupled to the heating wire. A TRIAC may be operatively coupled to the heating wire so that when the guard wire is electrically coupled to the heating wire, the TRAIC is turned on so that current flows from the heating wire to a fuse.01-05-2012
20110295443MANAGING AN INFRASTRUCTURE HAVING A 3D PACKAGE AND COOLING RESOURCE ACTUATORS - An apparatus for managing an infrastructure having one or more three-dimensional (3D) packages and a plurality of cooling resource actuators, each of the 3D packages including a plurality of heat sources, includes a heat source manager configured to determine heat load profiles of the heat sources. The apparatus also includes a cooling resource manager configured to determine capabilities of the plurality of cooling resource actuators to meet heat load demands of the plurality of heat sources based on the heat load profiles of the plurality of heat sources and an integrated thermal manager configured to match the capabilities of the plurality of cooling resource actuators to the heat load profiles of the plurality of heat sources.12-01-2011
20110295442Generating a Nonlinear Function for Fan Control - System and method for controlling a fan. A value may be received for controlling the fan. The value may include a first number of bits and may correspond to a linear function of temperature. A first value may be determined using a first number of bits of the value. A modification to the first value may be determined based on a second number of bits of the value. A new output value may be generated based on the first value and the modification to the first value. The new output value may correspond to a first nonlinear function of temperature. The new output value may be provided for controlling the fan.12-01-2011
20080234875Temperature control apparatus, processing apparatus, and temperature control method - Disclosed is a temperature control apparatus including: a resistance heater to have a characteristic such that a resistance value of the resistance heater changes dependently on a temperature thereof; a signal generator to output a control signal having two voltage levels of an on-voltage and an second-voltage; a switching section to flow a first current through the resistance heater when the voltage level of the control signal is the first-voltage, and to flow a second current having a current value smaller than that of the first current through the resistance heater when the voltage level of the control signal is the second-voltage; and a voltage measuring instrument to measure a voltage value across the resistance heater at the time when the second current flows through the resistance heater, wherein the signal generator controls the temperature of the resistance heater based on the voltage value measured by the voltage measuring instrument.09-25-2008
20100222938WIRELESS FOOD TEMPERATURE DETECTING DEVICE - The present invention relates to a grilling device, especially relates to a wireless food temperature detecting device, comprising: a temperature detecting unit, a controlling unit disposed on the processor of grilling device; said temperature detecting unit has a temperature detecting stick for inserting into the food which is prepared to be fried or roasted, and has a wireless emitting element electrically connected to said temperature detecting stick; said controlling unit has a wireless receiving element; said temperature detecting unit is controlling by signals transmitted between said wireless emitting element and said wireless receiving element. Compared to the conventional technique, the present invention controls the doneness of food by detecting the inner temperature of food. It is greatly convenient for the consumers to operate.09-02-2010
20100280680PROCESSOR COOLING MANAGEMENT - Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, a data processing system, and a computer program product for adjusting cooling settings. The computer implemented method comprises analyzing a set of instructions of an application to determine a number of degrees by which a set of instructions will raise a temperature of at least one processor core. The computer implemented method further calculates a cooling setting for at least one cooling system for the at least one processor core. The computer implemented method adjusts the at least one cooling system based on the cooling setting. The step of analyzing the set of instructions is performed before the set of instructions is executed on the at least one processor core. The step of adjusting the at least one cooling system is performed before the set of instructions is executed on the at least one processor core.11-04-2010
20120035783MONITOR AND CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVER MODEL - A monitor and control system includes a server model, a number of switches, a temperature sensor mounted in the server model, a monitor and control device, and a microcontroller. The switches are connected to the resistors to control current through the resistors. The temperature sensor is mounted in the server model. The monitor and control device is connected to the server model and configured to monitor and control the server model. The microcontroller is configured to switch the switches on and off and send temperature information sensed by the temperature sensor to the monitor and control device.02-09-2012
20090222147TEMPERATURE CONTROLLING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A temperature controlling apparatus determines a fan rotation speed from a surrounding noise and a fan noise, measures a temperature of a large scale integration (LSI) device or the like that is a controlled object, determines, in a cooling capacity range of the determined fan rotation speed, an operating clock frequency that falls within an allowable temperature range, and controls the LSI to be connected.09-03-2009
20100125377APPARATUS TO TEST SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF TESTING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING THE SAME - An apparatus to test a semiconductor device includes a chamber defining an inner space to receive a plurality of semiconductor devices, a temperature control apparatus connected to the chamber and configured to heat or cool the chamber to a predetermined level, and a control module to transmit an electrical signal to the temperature control apparatus to heat or cool an inner space of the chamber. As a result, the semiconductor devices can be exposed to heating and cooling environments having set test temperature values to selectively perform a test.05-20-2010
20090012655DIALYSIS FLUID HEATING ALGORITHMS - A dialysis fluid heating system includes a dialysis fluid heater; a dialysis fluid carrying element in operable communication with the dialysis fluid heater to heat a dialysis fluid; and a logic implementer configured to control the heater using (i) a heater input determined from a dialysis fluid temperature delta and a dialysis fluid flowrate, and (ii) a potential adjustment of the temperature delta using a measured dialysis fluid outlet temperature.01-08-2009
20120271482Information Processing Apparatus and Semiconductor Storage Drive - An information processing apparatus includes a case having a side wall formed with an exhaust port; a cooling fan configured to suction air inside the case and discharge the air through the exhaust port; a first circuit board on which a main processor is mounted and disposed in the case; and a second circuit board disposed in the case to align with the first circuit board along the side wall. Mounted on the second circuit board is a memory device, a memory controller that controls the memory device, and a temperature sensor. The memory controller performs a process to lower a temperature of the memory device based on a temperature detected by the temperature sensor.10-25-2012
20090088909Batch processing apparatus for processing work pieces - In a batch cleaning apparatus having a one-bath-type cleaning tank, control is performed such that an average temperature of cleaning liquid in the cleaning tank is uniform among different batches. The one-bath-type cleaning tank has a megasonic oscillator for cleaning objects to be cleaned. A control computer controls the supply temperature of pure water supplied from a pure water heating device to dilute chemical solution so that variation in solution temperature occurring during application of megasonic waves is compensated. The objects to be cleaned are cleaned with an average solution temperature kept at a fixed level for all the batches, while maintaining a high cleaning efficiency.04-02-2009
20090287361Command Input System - A command input system, includes: 1) an infrared camera for picking up an image of a sensing area, with which defines a certain part as a back face; 2) an extractor for extracting, based on an image data of the image picked up by the infrared camera, at least one of the following: a) a configuration of a hand, and b) a movement of a hand; and 3) a temperature adjustor for adjusting at least one of a hand temperature and a back face temperature so as to increase a difference between the hand temperature and the back face temperature.11-19-2009
20080288124System and Method for Moderating Computer Fan Speed - A system and a method for moderating computer fan speed are applied to a computer. The system comprises a temperature sensor, a fan and an adjustment circuit. The temperature sensor detects a temperature of a heat source to generate a temperature signal. The adjustment circuit receives the temperature signal, and extends the response time of the temperature signal to output an adjusted temperature signal to the fan, so that speed of the fan can be adjusted based on the adjusted temperature signal.11-20-2008
20080294297Control Method for Cooling an Industrial Plant - A method for controlling the cooling of an industrial plant with at least one electrical component, such as, for example, a transformer, and having at least one cooling element for cooling the electrical components, uses at least one sensor for measuring the temperature and/or the viscosity of the coolant in the cooling system. An optimal control of the cooling system can be provided by way of controlling the electrical components with selected control profiles taking into account specific data for the electrical components.11-27-2008
20090265045INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM INCLUDING COOLING DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - An information handling system can include cooling devices that are organized into zones. A method of using an information handling system can include setting a cooling level for each cooling device. Each zone can be associated with thermal data or regions within the information handling system, and a cooling demand can be determined for the thermal data or regions. A zone cooling level for each zone corresponds to a higher cooling demand from each zone's associated thermal regions, and a cooling device cooling level corresponds to a higher zone cooling level from each cooling device's associated zones. The method can be embodied as machine executable code for an information handling system. An information handling system can include cooling devices associated with zones, and can operate to set a cooling level for each cooling device by determining cooling demands in response to information regarding thermal energy generated by an electrical sub-assembly.10-22-2009
20090265044Preemptive Thermal Control by Processor Throttling in a Modular Computing System - A modular computing housing includes a housing structure having a plurality of component slots that each can receive one of a plurality of components, where at least one of the components includes a processor having an operating frequency. A cooling system provides airflow through each of said component slots. A thermal control system can be communicably connected to each of the component slots and each of the received component processors. When the thermal control system receives configuration data from each of the component slots, retrieves throttle data corresponding to the configuration data and directs at least one received component processors to reduce its operating frequency in accordance with the throttle data.10-22-2009
20080294296Chip overheat protection - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for controlling the temperature of an internal device while reducing or minimizing the involvement of the host. Thus, some of the heat monitoring and remediation work may be offloaded to the actual device itself. The device may monitor its own temperature and, in the event of high temperature, perform device specific heat reduction actions without involving the host. Furthermore, the device may, upon detecting temperature within a predefined range, alert the host of a high temperature condition in order to allow the host to perform temperature reduction measures. Also, the device may, upon detecting temperature within a predefined range, alert the host of an impending device shutdown and shut the device down. In addition, the device may periodically save its temperature into non-volatile memory in order to create a temperature log.11-27-2008
20100138075METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE INDUCTION HEATING SYSTEM OF A COOKING APPLIANCE - A method for controlling an inductive heating system of a cooking hob provided with an induction coil is disclosed. The method controls it in connection with a predetermined working condition, comprises assessing the value of power absorbed by the system, measuring a temperature indicative of the thermal status of at least one element of the heating system, feeding the assessed power value to a computing model capable of providing an estimated value of temperature, comparing the measured temperature with the estimated temperature and tuning the computing model on the basis of such comparison.06-03-2010
20120197459COOLING DEVICE, COOLING-CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE HAVING PROGRAM STORED THEREON - A first cooling unit is provided for an exothermic member and has a capability of cooling the exothermic member to a temperature less than an ambient temperature of the exothermic member by absorbing heat from the exothermic member. A second cooling unit has a capability of cooling the exothermic member by blowing air onto the exothermic member. A temperature of the exothermic member is detected. It is determined that whether or not the exothermic member is in a supercooled state based on a detection result. The cooling capability of the first cooling unit is decreased and the cooling capability of the second cooling unit is increased, when the exothermic member is in the supercooled state.08-02-2012
20100145547THERMOCOUPLE - A thermocouple for use in a semiconductor processing reaction is described. The thermocouple includes a sheath having a measuring tip and an opening at the opposing end. A support member that receives a portion of a first wire and a second wire is received within the sheath. The first and second wires form a junction that contacts the inner surface of the sheath at the measuring tip. A spacing member is secured at the opening of the sheath and receives the support member. The spacing member allows the support member, first wire, and second wire to freely thermally expand relative to each other without introducing compression or tension stresses therein.06-10-2010
20110270465TEMPERATURE SETTING METHOD OF HEAT PROCESSING PLATE, TEMPERATURE SETTING APPARATUS OF HEAT PROCESSING PLATE, PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM THEREON - An object of the present invention is to perform temperature setting of a heating plate so that a wafer is uniformly heated in an actual heat processing time. The temperature of a wafer is measured during a heat processing period from immediately after a temperature measuring wafer is mounted on the heating plate to the time when the actual heat processing time elapses. Whether the uniformity in temperature within the wafer is allowable or not is determined from the temperature of the wafer in the heat processing period, and if the determination result is negative, a correction value for a temperature setting parameter of the heating plate is calculated using a correction value calculation model from the measurement result, and the temperature setting parameter is changed.11-03-2011
20080319588Method and Control Arrangement for Terminating Accidental Switch on of a Deep Fryer Apparatus Not Filled with Oil - Method and control arrangement for terminating an accidental switch on of a deep fryer apparatus when it is not filled with oil, the apparatus comprises a vessel having closed bottom and sides, and a horizontally formed electric heating element for direct contact with the oil within the vessel. At one or more points of the inner space of the vessel the temperature is measured, by which the accidental switch on state of the apparatus is detected and terminated at the same time in such a way that a derivative of the temperature measured at the one or more determined points is defined. The heating power is automatically cut off to terminate switched on state when the value of the derivative exceeds a predetermined threshold value.12-25-2008
20090177334Method and System for Managing the Power Consumption of an Information Handling System - A method for managing the power consumption of an information handling system including a processor and an associated cooling system. The method may include providing power to the cooling system based on a performance/power balance setting, accepting a user input to adjust the performance/power balance setting, and adjusting the power provided to the cooling system based on the adjusted performance/power balance setting. The performance/power balance setting may define a balance between performance of the processor and power consumption of the associated cooling system.07-09-2009
20090187287CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM - The invention is related to a climate control system with one dimmable device capable of variably reducing the transmission of radiation through a window, and a climate control unit coupled to and adapted to control the dimmable device. The dimmable device includes at least one inherent conductive polymer and at least one ionic liquid. The dimmable device is controlled to change colours and/or dimming levels by applying a voltage pulse of a first electrical polarisation for darkening and a second reverse polarized voltage pulse for bleaching.07-23-2009
20090259348METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ROTATION SPEED OF FAN AND COMPUTER SYSTEM - The invention discloses a method for controlling a rotation speed of a fan and a computer system for performing the method. The method includes the following steps. (a) In an operating system, an operating interface is provided for adjusting the current rotation speed of the fan. (b) When the current rotation speed is lower than a predetermined rotation speed, or a current temperature is higher than a predetermined temperature, a warning message is shown in the operating system. (c) After the current rotation speed is readjusted, all processing programs continue to be run. Furthermore, the invention also provides a hot key function for users to conveniently adjust the rotation speed of the fan under the operating system.10-15-2009
20090254227MRI SYSTEM EMPLOYING SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET AND ITS MAINTENANCE METHOD - There is provided an MRI system in which magnetostatic field can be stably generated by keeping the cooling capacity of a cryocooler in a proper range. The magnetic resonance imaging apparatus using a superconducting magnet (10-08-2009
20080306633OPTIMIZED POWER AND AIRFLOW MULTISTAGE COOLING SYSTEM - A system for adjusting the operation of a cooling device includes a cooling device, an input sensory device, a control algorithm, and a controller that adjusts operation of the cooling device based on the control algorithm. An embodiment of the control algorithm approximates a plurality of substantially linear cooling curves to relate to portions of a non-linear cooling curve for the cooling device, the algorithm selects a selected cooling curve from the plurality of substantially linear cooling curves based on an input from the sensory device. The system and an associated method may be implemented to cool an information handling system.12-11-2008
20080306634Method of controlling temperature of a computer system - A computer-implemented method for controlling temperature of a computer system is disclosed. The computer system contains multiple modules and at least one cooling fan. The method contains the steps of collecting thermal data from a first set of modules, calculating an initial fan speed, collecting thermal data from a second set of modules, and recalculating the fan speed to adjust cooling of modules to desired operating temperatures.12-11-2008
20090024256CENTRALIZED MULTI-ZONE COOLING FOR INCREASED BATTERY EFFICIENCY - A system for managing battery temperature is described. The system may include a cooling system which may include a fluid. A cabin circulation subsystem may be coupled to the cooling subsystem and may utilize the fluid for cabin cooling. A separate battery circulation subsystem may also may also be coupled to the cooling subsystem so that it may additionally utilize the fluid for battery cooling. A control may be present in order to regulate movement of the fluid to the cabin circulation subsystem and/or to the battery circulation subsystem.01-22-2009
20090024257CONTROL SYSTEM - A pull-down control process for a chiller system is provided. The pull-down control process can override the capacity control process for the chiller system to pull-down the leaving chilled liquid temperature faster than the capacity control process. The pull-down control process can maintain pre-rotation vanes in a fully open position to pull-down the leaving chilled liquid temperature as quickly as possible to a predetermined setpoint.01-22-2009
20090198388Operation Ready Transportable Data Center in a Shipping Container - A movable data center is disclosed that comprises a portable container in which an operable computer system is assembled. A data link, power supply link and cooling system are provided through ports on the exterior of the container. The computer system is assembled to a rack that is secured to the container with a shock absorbing mechanism.08-06-2009
20120095615HEAT SINK SYSTEM AND HEAT SINKING METHOD HAVING AUTO SWITCHING FUNCTION - A heat sink system and a heat sinking method having auto switching function are disclosed. The heat sink receives a control command sent by an external device. An internal heat sink device is controlled according to content of the control command to control power ON or power OFF of a thermoelectric cooler of the heat sink device or to control power ON, power OFF, or change rotation speed setting of a heat sink fan in the heat sink device. Thus, the heat sink auto switches operations of the heat sink device correspondingly according to temperature changes of the external device.04-19-2012
20120095614ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR BOILER SYSTEM - An electronic control system for boilers uses remote sensors, data logging, and communications. The system allows the user to reduce the output temperature of a boiler system during times of reduced demand or for adjustments of seasonal functionality. The system has a processor unit for processing and displaying information, communication and for interfacing with a set of control relays. Integrated relays allow control of boiler operating temperature and set points. Microcontroller operated remote sensors provide data and logging feedback.04-19-2012
20110144825Cooling method and computer - A cooling method for a computer having at least one rack and a plurality of processing equipments mounted on the one rack, includes mounting the plurality of processing equipments on the one rack in a state stacked in a vertical direction of the one rack, and cooling the plurality of processing equipments mounted on the one rack, by operating a fan of at least one of the plurality of processing equipments in order to flow a cooling current in the vertical direction.06-16-2011
20100292864AIR CONDITIONER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Disclosed are an air conditioner and a method of controlling the air conditioner. The air conditioner includes at least one outdoor unit; at least one indoor unit connected to the outdoor unit to discharge hot or cool air to the inside of a room; and a communication device connected to the outdoor unit, wherein the communication device explores a terminal within a predetermined distance, receives a request from the terminal to communicate data with the terminal in a wireless communication scheme, and transmits operating state data of the outdoor unit and the indoor unit to the terminal.11-18-2010
20090204270METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUNDANT MANAGEMENT OF FANS WITHIN A SHARED ENCLOSURE - A method for providing redundant management of fans within a shared enclosure, comprising: detecting for an abnormal cooling condition in an enclosure configured for housing a first server having a first fan and a second server having a second fan; operating the first fan and the second fan to run at a nominal power state; and enabling the first server to assert the first fan to operate from the nominal power state to the high power state while enabling the first server to unconditionally force the second fan of the second server to operate from the nominal power state to a high power state through an overriding mechanism in the second server when the abnormal cooling condition is detected in the enclosure, the overriding mechanism being coupled to the first server.08-13-2009
20090204271Cooling Device For A Reaction Chamber For Processing A Biochip And Method For Controlling Said Cooling Device - The invention relates to a cooling device for a reaction chamber for processing a biochip and to a method for controlling said cooling device. The cooling device (08-13-2009
20110231030Minimizing Aggregate Cooling and Leakage Power - A mechanism is provided for minimizing system power in a data processing system. A management control unit determines whether a convergence has been reached in the data processing system. If convergence fails to be reached, the management control unit determines whether a maximum fan flag is set to indicate that a fan is operating at a maximum speed. Responsive to the maximum fan flag failing to be set, a thermal threshold of the data processing system is either increased or decreased and thereby a fan speed of the data processing system is either increased or decreased based on whether the system power of the data processing system has either increased or decreased and based on whether a temperature of the data processing system has either increased or decreased. Thus, a new thermal threshold and a new fan speed are formed. The process is then repeated until convergence has been met.09-22-2011
20090099705Temperature management system for a multiple core chip - A multiple unit processing system which processes tasks using a plurality of different processing units. Each of the processing units is individually monitor for temperature. A new task is assigned to the processing units based on their level of sale, based on their temperature, and based on the rate of change of temperature. In this way, the temperature of the multiple units can be managed based on the assignment of different tasks.04-16-2009
20120078438COMMISSIONING OF SENSORS03-29-2012
20120078437METHOD AND REGULATING APPARATUS FOR REGULATING A TEMPERATURE OF AN ENERGY ACCUMULATOR UNIT - A method for regulating a temperature of an energy accumulator unit is provided, which is in thermal contact with at least one cooling unit. The method has a step of determining a temperature difference between a temperature at a primary measuring site of the energy accumulator unit and a temperature at a secondary measuring site of the energy accumulator unit or cooling unit. The method has a step of selecting a control variable using the determined temperature difference and a predefined characteristic curve, the predefined characteristic curve representing a correlation between a control variable and a temperature difference or a variable dependent thereon. An actuator is actuated via a regulating unit using the selected control variable for regulating a flow of the cooling and/or refrigerating agent through the cooling unit in order to bring about the regulation of the temperature of the energy accumulator unit.03-29-2012
20080262659METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING AND ADJUSTING HEAT DISTRIBUTION OVER A PART BED - Methods and systems for controlling and adjusting heat distribution over a part bed are disclosed. In one embodiment, a technique for providing a calibrated heat distribution over a part bed includes determining the temperature distribution within a part bed, generating a zone heat distribution for a plurality of heat zones from the temperature distribution, analyzing the zone heat distribution to create an adjustment command to calibrate a heater for providing a substantially consistent temperature distribution within the part bed, and adjusting the heater based on the adjustment command.10-23-2008
20090248218ENVIRONMENT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A TRANSPORT UNIT - An environment control system for a transport unit defining a cargo space. The environment control system comprises a controller in communication with a user interface such that the user interface identifies to the controller one kind of cargo within the cargo space, an environment adjusting system in communication with the controller and operable to regulate environment conditions inside the cargo space, and a database in communication with the controller for storing an environment profile as a function of the one kind of cargo such that the environment profile includes a plurality of environment control parameters, each environment control parameter controls the environmental adjusting system for a respective predetermined interval.10-01-2009
20090132097VIRTUAL COOLING INFRASTRUCTURE - A virtual cooling infrastructure includes a demand manager having logical descriptions of a plurality of heat loads and the demand manager is configured to determine cooling load demands of the heat loads. The infrastructure also includes a capacity manager having logical descriptions of a plurality of cooling system components configured to supply cooling resources to cool the heat loads. The infrastructure further includes a service operator configured to map the cooling resources of the cooling system components to the cooling load demands of the heat loads.05-21-2009
20120035782SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device and a method for controlling heat reflux of the electronic device include setting a speed decrease value and standard temperatures for each of the first device and the second device. The control method further includes detecting a working temperature of the second device using a temperature sensor of the electronic device, if a speed of the second fan is at a full speed. The control method further includes reducing a speed of the first fan according to the speed decrease value, if the speed of the second fan is at the full speed and the detected working temperature exceeds the standard temperature of the second device.02-09-2012
20100241287AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL DEVICE, AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS, AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD - An air conditioning control device is used to control an air conditioner having a utilization unit and a heat source unit. The air conditioning control device includes a state detection unit and a mitigation control unit. The state detection unit is configured to detect an increased energy state where a space temperature of an air conditioning target space of the utilization unit is frequently below a set temperature of the utilization unit during cooling operation or frequently exceeds the set temperature of the utilization unit during heating operation. The mitigation control unit is configured to control the air conditioner so as to mitigate the increased energy state when the state detection unit detects the increased energy state.09-23-2010
20100222937HEATER CONTROL SYSTEM - A heater control system is provided that comprises a plurality of n banks of heating elements H09-02-2010
20100138074COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system including a chassis, a plurality of motherboards, a fan control module and a plurality of fans is provided. A plurality of motherboard position signal generating units is disposed in the chassis. Each of the motherboards includes a signal generating circuit and a board management controller. The signal generating circuit coordinates with one of the motherboard position signal generating units to generate a motherboard position signal. The board management controller receives the motherboard position signal and a motherboard working temperature signal to output a motherboard working state signal. The fan control module coupled to the board management controller of each of the motherboards receives the motherboard working state signals and generates a plurality of fan control signals accordingly. The fans coupled to the fan control module determine operation according the fan control signals.06-03-2010
20110130891HEATSINK WITH A PLURALITY OF FANS - In at least some embodiments, an apparatus comprises an electronic component and a heatsink for the electronic component. The apparatus further comprises a plurality of fans mounted to the heatsink. The plurality of fans comprises a first fan that provides an airflow for the heatsink and a second fan that selectively modifies the airflow.06-02-2011
20120143389FAN CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A computing device and method controls at least three fans installed in the computing device. Rotational speed of each of the fans is according to the temperature of a specific fan. The computing device reads the temperature of each of the fan by a baseboard management controller (BMC).06-07-2012
20120143390VACUUM PUMP - To provide a vacuum pump capable of performing temperature control using one or more heating devices or cooling devices fewer than the number of temperature sensors arranged in the pump.06-07-2012
20100305775SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING LOAD DYNAMICS IN A PUMPED REFRIGERANT COOLING SYSTEM - A pumped refrigerant cooling system for use in a row of equipment racks is configured to contain electronic equipment. The system includes a communication network and a refrigerant distribution unit in fluid communication with a chilled refrigerant supply and a heated refrigerant return. A cooling module is in fluid communication with the refrigerant distribution unit by a supply line and a return line. The cooling module is coupled to the communication network, and includes an evaporator and a fan configured to direct air over the evaporator. A sensor package is configured to monitor temperature and pressure reference points provided in the pumped refrigerant cooling system and the equipment racks. The system further includes a controller forming part of the cooling module and coupled to the communication network and the sensor package. The controller, based on information obtained from the sensor package, is configured to manipulate the flow of refrigerant through the evaporator by controlling the delivery of refrigerant to the evaporator and is configured to manipulate the flow of air over the evaporator by controlling the speed of the fan.12-02-2010
20130131885SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING AND MANAGING TEMPERATURE DATA - A fan control system for controlling the rotation speed of a number of fans includes motherboards corresponding to the fans, a network switch connected to the motherboards, a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server connected to the network switch, and a fan control board (FCB). The FCB gets port IDs and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses corresponding to the motherboards by reading a Media Access Control (MAC) address table from the network switch and an IP address table from the DHCP server, thereby reading the motherboard temperature from BMCs mounted on the motherboards to control the rotation speed of the fans.05-23-2013
20130131886BLOWER CONTROL DEVICE, BLOWER CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A blower control device changes a PQ characteristic in a second table so that an operating point (Q05-23-2013
20110172848SMART VISI-COOLERS - Systems, apparatus, interfaces, methods, and articles of manufacture for smart visi-coolers are provided.07-14-2011
20130138261THERMAL AND POWER MANAGEMENT FOR COMPUTER SYSTEMS - Improved approaches to providing thermal and power management for a computing device are disclosed. These approaches facilitate intelligent control of a processor's clock frequency and/or a fan's speed so as to provide thermal and/or power management for the computing device.05-30-2013
20110046812DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COOLING FAN CONTROL USING MEASURED AMPERAGE LOAD - A system and method for controlling cooling fans in a computing system using measured temperature and amperage load is disclosed. In one embodiment, a cooling fan control device (CFCD) includes a temperature sensing module for measuring an inside temperature of the computing system using a plurality of temperature sensors disposed within the computing system and for computing a temperature value during operation, a power measurement module for measuring amperage drawn by each of the plurality of cooling fans during operation, and a driving module coupled to the temperature sensing module and the power measurement module to adjust rotational speed of each of the plurality of cooling fans during operation to obtain a desired airflow across the inside of the computing system based on the computed temperature value, a desired temperature value, and a lookup table including temperature and amperage drawn versus airflow values associated with each cooling fan.02-24-2011
20110029151TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A STORAGE SYSTEM - In a temperature adjustment system and method for a storage system, a corresponding relationship between data transfer rates of the storage system and rotational speeds of electric fans coupled to the storage system is established. Real-time data transfer rates of the storage system are measured. If there is a continuous increase or decrease in data transfer rates of the storage system, a rotational speed of the electric fans is determined according to the real-time data transfer rates and the corresponding relationship. The electric fans are controlled to run at the determined rotational speed.02-03-2011
20110029153Cooling Provisioning Management In A Three Dimensional Package - In a method for managing cooling provisioning in a three-dimensional package containing a plurality of stacked die with a cooling system having at least one active cooling mechanism, at least one of workload on and an environmental condition at or around one of the plurality of stacked die is identified. In addition, at least one of the active cooling mechanism and the one of the plurality of stacked die is controlled based upon at least one of the identified workload and environmental condition.02-03-2011
20110029152Management System Operable Under Multiple Metric Levels - A system for managing a structure having cooling fluid configured to flow around and absorb heat from components contained in the structure includes a plurality of separate cooling mechanisms configured to absorb heat from the cooling fluid. At least two of the plurality of separate cooling mechanisms have at least one different level of a metric with respect to each other. The system also includes a controller configured to implement the plurality of separate cooling mechanisms in a staged manner to remove heat from the cooling fluid. The staged manner includes implementing the cooling mechanism having a relatively lower at least one metric level first and implementing a cooling mechanism having a relatively higher at least one metric level last, to cool the structure.02-03-2011
20110029154Management Of A 3D Package And Cooling System - In a method for managing at least one three-dimensional package and a cooling system having at least one active cooling mechanism configured to cool the at least one three-dimensional package, at least one of workload on and an environmental condition on or around the at least one three-dimensional package is identified. In addition, at least one of an active cooling mechanism and a three-dimensional package is controlled based upon at least one of the identified workload and environmental condition.02-03-2011
20100332048Refrigerating apparatus and method of controlling the same - Disclosed herein are a refrigerating apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The method includes lowering a temperature in a storage chamber to a freezing point temperature zone by adjusting cold air supplied to the storage chamber, and lowering the temperature in the storage chamber to a temperature below a freezing point by increasing an amount of the cold air supplied to the storage chamber, when it is determined that a temperature of articles stored in the storage chamber is stabilized in the freezing point temperature zone by the cold air. When the surface temperature and the center temperature of the stored articles are cooled close to the freezing point and are then cooled again to the freezing temperature below the freezing point, super-cooling of the stored articles is carried out for a short time, the surfaces and the centers of the stored articles start to freeze simultaneously.12-30-2010
20110046811TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER HAVING PHASE CONTROL AND ZERO-CROSS CYCLE CONTROL FUNCTIONALITY - The present invention relates to a temperature controller having phase control and zero-cross cycle control function that can be achieved at a low cost by controlling power that is supplied to a load, by generating a phase control signal or a zero-cross control signal according to control target temperature of a load, using a microcomputer.02-24-2011
20090312887APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THERMAL STABILIZATION OF PCB-MOUNTED ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS WITHIN AN ENCLOSED HOUSING - An apparatus comprises a matrix of thermoelectric devices for applying thermal gradients across an electronic component mounted in a PCB substrate within an enclosed housing. A matrix of thermosensitive devices are placed around the perimeter of the electronic component to measure thermal gradients associated with the component. A controller controls the matrix of thermoelectric devices based on the thermal gradients measured by the matrix of thermosensitive devices with a matrix of thermocouple coefficients.12-17-2009
20100217454DYNAMIC THERMAL LOAD BALANCING - A method for improving thermal efficiency in one or more data centers includes measuring a temperature at one or more computing devices having allocated thereto one or more computing workloads and determining whether the measured temperature exceeds a predetermined temperature threshold. If the predetermined temperature threshold is exceeded, sufficient computing workloads are migrated to one or more alternate computing devices to reduce the temperature at one or more of the computing devices to less than or equal to said predetermined temperature threshold. In accomplishing the method, there is provided a data orchestrator configured at least for receiving data concerning the measured temperature, determining whether the measured temperature exceeds the predetermined temperature threshold, and migrating one or more of the computing workloads to one or more alternate computing devices. Computer systems and computer programs available as a download or on a computer-readable medium for installation according to the invention are provided.08-26-2010
20110245991Fan Speed Duplication - A computer system retrieves a performance value that corresponds to a first fan's performance, which is controlled by a first fan controller. Next, the computer system generates a control setting based upon the retrieved performance value. In turn, a second fan controller controls a second fan based upon the generated control setting. In one embodiment, the first fan controller is an automatic fan controller and the second fan controller is a manual fan controller.10-06-2011
20090030559SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING A HEAT-GENERATING DEVICE - A method for cooling a heat-generating device, comprising setting a reference surface temperature of the heat-generating device, measuring a temperature of a surface of the heat-generating device, measuring a temperature gradient based on temperature measurements of two or more different locations on the heat-generating device, implementing a closed-loop control based on the reference surface temperature, the measured surface temperature, and the measured temperature gradient of the heat-generating device to compute a rate of application of a cooling material to the surface of the heat-generating device, and providing a command to apply the cooling material to the surface of the heat-generating device at the calculated rate to cool the heat-generating device.01-29-2009
20100131120METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that controls a temperature variation in a computer system. First, a performance parameter of the computer system is monitored. Next, a future temperature of the computer system is predicted based on the performance parameter. Then, a pitch of one or more blades in a cooling device in the computer system is adjusted based on the future temperature to control the temperature variation in the computer system.05-27-2010
20100057271CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that controls the temperature of a computer system. First, a performance parameter of the computer system is monitored. Next, a future temperature of the computer system is predicted based on the performance parameter. Then, exhaust air from the computer system is mixed with ambient air from outside the computer system based on the predicted future temperature, and the mixed exhaust air and ambient air are channeled through the computer system to control the temperature of the computer system.03-04-2010
20110251733TEMPERATURE THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENT BASED ON HUMAN DETECTION - A system comprises a first proximity sensor adapted to detect a human. The system further comprises logic coupled to the first proximity sensor. The logic adjusts a temperature threshold based on whether a human has been detected.10-13-2011
20110077794Sensor-Based Thermal Specification Enabling a Real-Time Metric for Compliance - An apparatus may include an integrated circuit die having a plurality of temperature sensors and a control unit integrated thereon. The control unit can calculate an average die temperature based on readings from the plurality of temperature sensors, compare the average die temperature to a specification temperature and control an off-die cooling system based on the comparison.03-31-2011
20110082602AIR CONDITIONING OPERATING DEVICE AND AIR CONDITIONING OPERATING METHOD - An outdoor air temperature information acquisition section acquires the outdoor air temperature, a room temperature information acquisition section that acquires room temperature, an air conditioner state information acquisition section that acquires information on the state of heat exchange type air conditioners and the outdoor air cooler, an estimated value calculating section for room temperature during outdoor air cooling calculating the estimated value for room temperature after switching to the complete outdoor air cooling mode that stops the heat exchange type air conditioner and carries out room temperature control by only increasing or decreasing the effect of the outdoor air cooler from the cooling mode mainly using the heat exchange type air conditioner. An estimated value display section for room temperature during outdoor air cooling, a switching instruction input section receiving the switching operation to complete outdoor air cooling from the occupant and a switching section carrying out switching to the complete outdoor air cooling mode according to the switching instruction.04-07-2011
20110077795DATA CENTER CONTROL - Systems and methods for data center control are provided. The data center includes a plurality of racks and at least one cooling unit. The racks including at least one server. Information regarding the at least one cooling unit, the at least one server, the plurality of racks, and at least one application is received. A rack based cooling metric threshold is also received. The systems and methods can determine a layout of the data center that minimizes total power consumption of the plurality of racks and the cooling unit while maintaining cooling performance at an acceptable level based on the threshold.03-31-2011
20110077796FAN CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A COMPUTER SYSTEM - A fan control system for a computer system is provided. The fan control system includes a power sensor and a controller. The power sensor detects the power dissipated by a target device in the computer system. The controller calculates a suggested airflow speed required for the target device and thus outputs a control signal for controlling a fan within the computer system according to at least the dissipated power.03-31-2011
20090018708METHOD FOR PRE-HEATING HIGH POWER DEVICES TO ENABLE LOW TEMPERATURE START-UP AND OPERATION - A method and system for utilizing the heat dissipated by quiescent IC leakage currents to control the start-up temperature of components. A temperature control sub-system utilizes a thermal sensor to sense the junction temperature of the component. When the temperature is below an operating threshold, the control sub-system applies power to the component, and the component is self-heated due to the quiescent leakage current inherent to the component. This quiescent self-heating property serves as a source of pre-heat to elevate the temperature of the component, until the temperature, as indicated by the thermal sensor, rises above the minimum specified operating temperature of the component. The system may then be reliably initialized by applying full system power, and triggering a hardware reset or defined initialization sequence/procedure. Once the component(s) is operational, self-heating continues to maintain the component's temperature above the minimum operating threshold.01-15-2009
20120203394Fan Speed Control from Adaptive Voltage Supply - Measurement circuit components are included in an integrated circuit fabricated on a semiconductor substrate. A method is provided for controlling the speed of a cooling fan provided to cool an integrated circuit in which includes the steps of receiving a voltage from a thermal diode, addressing a table of digital temperatures by incrementing the address of the table entries every clock cycle of a circuit clock, converting the addressed data to a second voltage representing temperature, comparing the first voltage to the second voltage, providing a resulting temperature when both the first and second voltages are equal, and adjusting the fan speed accordingly.08-09-2012
20120203393INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM SERVER ARCHITECTURE FOR IMPROVED MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION - An information handling system server chassis manages plural server resources disposed on sleds in chassis slots with a power supply control board that allocates power from one or more power supplies to the slots. The power supply control board interfaces with an external network and includes one or more network interface cards that provide an Ethernet interface with power distribution boards disposed on sleds in the slots. The power distribution boards manage application of power to server resources and communication by the power supply control board through the Ethernet interface to manage functions at the server resources.08-09-2012
20110035078SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN A COMPUTE ENVIRONMENT - A system, method and non-transitory computer readable storage medium are disclosed for managing workload in a data center. The method includes receiving data related to at least one of a current state of workload in the compute environment at a current time and future workload scheduled to consume resources in the compute environment at a future time relative to the current time, wherein the compute environment comprises a plurality of nodes in which compute resources are reserved by a workload manager for consumption, and controlling a cooling system to selectively modify a temperature of at least one node in the compute environment based on the data.02-10-2011
20110178653CONDENSATION DRYER WITH A HEAT PUMP AND RECOGNITION OF AN IMPERMISSIBLE OPERATING STATE AND METHOD FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF - A condensation dryer having a temperature sensor to measure a temperature of a coolant; a first comparator to determine a temperature difference between a first temperature of the coolant and a second temperature of the coolant that is measured after a period of time and to compare the temperature difference with a limiting temperature difference stored in a controller; a counter to ascertain a number of occurrences in which the temperature difference is greater than or equal to the limiting temperature difference; and a second comparator to compare the number of occurrences with a limiting number stored in the controller and to evaluate a number difference between the number of occurrences and the limiting number with respect to the presence of an impermissible operating state. A first impermissible operating state is indicated if the number difference is greater than or equal to a value stored in the controller.07-21-2011
20110160932TEMPERATURE CONTROL CIRCUIT - A temperature control circuit includes a microprocessor, a temperature detecting module, and a heating module. The temperature detecting module includes a thermistor and a first switch. The thermistor is operable to sense a temperature to turn on or off the first switch for outputting a detection signal to the microprocessor. The heating module includes a heater and a second switch. The microprocessor controls the second switch to turn on or off for making the heater works or stop working according to the detection signal.06-30-2011
20100004796TEMPERATURE REGULATING APPARATUS, EXPOSURE SYSTEM, AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - A temperature regulating apparatus which regulates temperature includes a heater, a temperature detector configured to detect temperature, a calculator configured to calculate a manipulated value based on an error between a target temperature and the temperature detected by the temperature detector, and a power controller configured to supply power, having one of a voltage and current controlled in accordance with the manipulated value, to the heater. The calculator includes a first calculator having at least a proportional element of the proportional element, an integral element, and a derivative element, and a second calculator configured to calculate a square root. The first calculator and the second calculator are coupled in series with each other.01-07-2010
20100004795PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD AND PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS - The invention provides a plasma processing apparatus capable of setting the temperature of the plasma processing chamber accurately to a specific state, and to perform highly accurate plasma processing while maintaining a constant plasma processing property. The plasma processing apparatus for subjecting a sample w to be processed to plasma processing within a plasma processing chamber 01-07-2010
20090287362MONITORED BURN-IN TEST APPARATUS AND MONITORED BURN-IN TEST METHOD - A monitored burn-in test method includes: subjecting an element set, including elements, to a writing process for writing data into each of the elements, the elements requiring a refresh process; subjecting the element set to the refresh process after the writing process; and interrupting the refresh process for a selected one or ones of the elements, when instructions for readout of data are supplied to the selected one or ones during the refresh process, and subjecting the selected one or ones to a readout process in accordance with the instructions.11-19-2009
20080281476METHODS FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS - A method of dynamic thermal management in a multi-dimensional integrated circuit or device is provided. The method includes monitoring on-chip temperatures, power dissipation, and performance of device layers. The method includes comparing on-chip temperatures to thermal thresholds, on-chip power dissipation to power thresholds and on-chip performance to performance thresholds. Also, the method includes analyzing interactions between temperatures, power, and performance of different device layers within the multi-dimensional integrated circuits. The method includes activating layer-specific thermal and power management within performance constraints on one or more device layers through actuators in the corresponding device layers, depending on the severity of heating.11-13-2008
20100324751APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT USE OF MIRRORED STORAGE CLOUDS - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for distributing data requests between data centers. A request module receives a data operation request from a client. The data operation request corresponds to mirrored data stored at a plurality of data centers. A metadata module maintains a set of data center cooling efficiency factors for each of the plurality of data centers. Each data center cooling efficiency factor comprises data relating to operational costs of a data center. A cost reduction module compares sets of data center cooling efficiency factors for each of the plurality of data centers to select the most efficient data center from the plurality of data centers. A response module sends the data operation request to the selected data center.12-23-2010
20080255710In-situ thermal margining of computer systems for enhanced reliability testing - Embodiments of the present invention provide a system that dynamically controls a temperature profile within a computer system by generating computer system activity. The system starts by receiving a desired temperature profile. The system then generates a load profile based on the desired temperature profile, wherein the load profile specifies operations to be performed by the computer system. The system next executes the load profile on the computer system to generate computer system activity, wherein the computer system activity causes the desired temperature profile in the computer system.10-16-2008
20110054715Systems, Program Product, and Methods For Synthesizing Heat Exchanger Networks That Account For Future Higher Levels of Disturbances and Uncertainty, and Identifying Optimal Topology For Future Retrofit - A system, methods, and user-friendly program product to optimize energy recovery for a process or cluster of processes under all possible combinations of given process changes and stream-specific minimum temperature approach values without enumeration, are provided. The systems, methods, and program product can include steps/operations to identify a set of common-structure heat exchanger network designs which allow for construction of a physically exchanger network easily retrofittable to accommodate time-dependent new operating modes, disturbances, and uncertainty schemes.03-03-2011
20110082601HEATING APPARATUS - Disclosed herein is a heating apparatus for a domestic or commercial building. The apparatus comprises a controller for determining whether there is a need for heating in the building and a computer system for installation in the building. The computer system includes a data store, a program store storing processor implementable instructions, and at least one processor coupled to the data and program stores for implementing the stored instructions to thereby produce thermal energy. The apparatus also comprises a thermal energy distribution means arranged for transferring the thermal energy from the computer system to at least one other location in the building, to a thermal energy storage means and/or to an industrial process. The apparatus is arranged to operate the computer system to implement processor implementable instructions, to thereby produce thermal energy, in response to the determination of a need for heating in the building. The apparatus may additionally comprise a computer network interface means for coupling the computer system to a computer network, and the computer system may be arranged for implementing processor implementable instructions received over the computer network interface means in response to the detection of a need for heating in the building.04-07-2011
20100292865Human User Interface Device With Thermal Controls - A system, comprises a thermal electric cooler (“TEC”) and a computer input device coupled to the TEC. The TEC is adapted to regulate a temperature of the computer input device via conduction.11-18-2010
20110118896Smart Environmental Control System For An Enclosure With Diagnostics - Environmental conditions within an enclosure containing critical equipment and devices are monitored and when outside of acceptable parameters corrective action is taken to modify these environmental conditions so as to bring them within acceptable limits. Unless an environmental condition is outside of an acceptable limit, no energy expenditure is made by the environmental conditioning equipment since it does not need to be in use. When the environmental conditioning equipment is called into operation, its environmental modification influence is monitored to determine if the expected environmental modification is occurring within an expected time period(s). If the expected environmental modification does not occur within the expected time period, and/or does not occur at an expected time rate of change, then an alarm is generated to indicate that maintenance may be required for the environmental conditioning equipment.05-19-2011
20090171513Information Processing Apparatus and Semiconductor Storage Drive - An information processing apparatus includes: a nonvolatile semiconductor storage device that is used as an external storage device, the device including: a printed circuit board; a nonvolatile semiconductor memory that is mounted on the printed circuit board; a memory controller that is mounted on the printed circuit board and controls the nonvolatile semiconductor memory; and a temperature sensor that is mounted on the printed circuit board and detects temperature within the nonvolatile semiconductor storage device; and a main controller that performs a process to lower the temperature of the nonvolatile semiconductor storage device based on the temperature detected by the temperature sensor provided in the nonvolatile semiconductor storage device.07-02-2009
20100114401Method and Device of Predicting the Level of Customer Amount, and Method and System of Controlling Temperature of Aircondiction by Using the Same - A method of predicting the level of customer amount is provided. The method at least comprises the steps of: (a) a counter counting person-time within a time period; (b) a processor checking whether a referenced customer amount of the time period is stored in a database if being at the beginning of the time period; and (c) the processor estimating the level of customer amount according to the referenced customer amount of the time period if the referenced customer amount of the time period is stored in a database.05-06-2010
20100228403CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING DYNAMIC ROTATION SPEED OF FAN, METHOD OF CONTROLLING DYNAMIC ROTATION SPEED OF FAN, AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING DYNAMIC ROTATION SPEED OF FAN - A first reception unit receives “ambient temperature” which is a temperature of surroundings where the computer is installed. A second reception unit receives “first device temperature” which is a temperature of a first device provided in the computer. A third reception unit receives “second device temperature” which is a temperature of a second device provided in the computer. A fan rotation speed indicating unit determines the rotation speed of the fan based on a comparison between the ambient temperature, first device temperature, and second device temperature which are received by the first to third reception units and a fan rotation speed description table describing a relationship between the respective temperature and fan rotation speed and instructs the fan to rotate at the determined rotation speed.09-09-2010
20100030395Heat Dissipation System for Computers - A heat dissipation system within a housing of a computer is disclosed. The heat dissipation system includes a heat dissipating fan, a temperature sensor, a rotation speed setting portion, and a performance control portion. The rotation speed setting portion is configured to change a rotation speed of the heat dissipating fan in a stepwise manner based on a threshold temperature and a measurement temperature measured by the temperature sensor. The performance control portion is configured to temporarily reduce the processing capability of a processor within the computer in response to a determination that the measurement temperature has exceeded the threshold temperature during a predetermined period of time.02-04-2010
20100030396SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TEMPERATURE OF A LIQUID RESIDING WITHIN A TANK - A water heating system including a tank to store water, a temperature sensor positioned to detect a temperature of the water, and a temperature control element configured to alter the temperature of the water. The system also includes a controller configured to control the temperature of the water based on a first temperature threshold during a first time period and monitor the amount of time that the temperature control element is in either the activated state or the deactivated state during the first time period. The control then determines a second temperature threshold for a subsequent time period based on the monitored amount of time.02-04-2010
20100030394METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REGULATING TEMPERATURE IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM - Embodiments of a system for regulating temperature in a computer system are described. During operation, the system estimates a thermal trajectory as a function of time in at least a portion of the computer system. Then, the system modifies a flow resistance of a cooling mechanism in a thermal-regulation system in the computer system based on the estimated thermal trajectory, where the flow resistance is modified to regulate a temperature of at least the portion of the computer system.02-04-2010
20110218694BATTERY PACK, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, EQUIPMENT SYSTEM, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BATTERY PACK COOLING UNIT, AND PROGRAM - A battery pack includes a battery cell, a temperature detection unit configured to detect a temperature of the battery cell, a cooling unit configured to cool down the battery cell, an information reception unit configured to receive first information whether electronic equipment is compatible with the cooling unit from the electronic equipment that is supplied with power from the battery cell, and a cooling function control unit configured to switch ON and OFF of the cooling unit depending on the temperature that is detected in a case where the electronic equipment is compatible with the cooling unit, and keep a drive of the cooling unit OFF in a case where the electronic equipment is incompatible with the cooling unit, based on the first information.09-08-2011
20090171512Optimized Control System For Cooling Systems - A cooling system for providing conditioned air to a facility includes a chiller or other cooling subsystem, a cooling tower subsystem and one or more air handling units or process cooling units. The cooling subsystem may advantageously include one or more chillers (e.g., variable speed chillers, constant speed chillers, absorption chillers, etc.) and chilled fluid pumps. The cooling tower subsystem includes one or more cooling tower units and condenser fluid pumps. In some implementations, the air handling unit has a cooling coil and a variable volume fan. In some implementations, direct expansion (DX) cooling systems comprise compressors, evaporators and air-cooled, water-cooled or evaporatively-cooled condensing systems. Such systems can be controlled to reduce energy waste, improve occupant comfort and/or improve the thermal characteristics of the process cooling unit. The cooling system further comprises a control system which is configured to evaluate a cooling load value at the air handling unit and use the cooling load value to calculate at least one operational setpoint. The operational setpoint may advantageously be selected to improve the energy efficiency of the overall cooling system.07-02-2009
20090198387PORTABLE COMPUTER AND METHOD FOR PREHEATING PORTABLE COMPUTER BEFORE BOOTING - The invention provides a portable computer. When a power input terminal of the portable computer is connected to a power source, a sensor senses the temperature of electronic components of the portable computer to provide a sensed temperature value. When the sensed temperature value is lower than a preset temperature value, a microprocessor controls an indication device to operate and controls the heating unit to heat the electronic components. When the sensed temperature value is higher than the preset temperature value, the microprocessor controls the indication device not to operate and controls the heating unit stop heating the electronic components.08-06-2009
20110307117SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEATING AND INSULATING CONTRAST MEDIA - A system for heating and insulating contrast media is disclosed herein. A thermal insulating cover sized to cover at least a portion of a contrast media container is provided with a heating element. A temperature sensor measures the temperature of the contrast media and communicates this temperature to a temperature controller, which controls the heating element in order to maintain the contrast media near a predetermined temperature. Temperature data is transmitted to a computer system by a data communicator.12-15-2011
20110144826ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING COOLING FAN AND DETACHABLE AIR FILTER AND CONTROL METHOD OF COOLING FAN THEREOF - The invention provides an electronic apparatus including a casing, a thermal sensor, a controlling unit, an air filter and a cooling fan. The air filter is detachably attached to the inlet of the casing. When the air filter is attached to the inlet of the casing, a partial structure of the air filter neighboring the thermal sensor blocks an airflow from flowing through the thermal sensor. In particular, when the air filter is attached to the inlet of the casing, or when the air filter is not attached to the inlet of the casing, the controlling unit always calculates a determined speed by applying the temperature sensed by the thermal sensor in a function of speed versus temperature, and controls the cooling fan operating under the determined speed to cool the electronic apparatus.06-16-2011
20120310440THERMOCOUPLE - A thermocouple for use in a semiconductor processing reaction is described. The thermocouple includes a sheath having a measuring tip and an opening at the opposing end. A support member that receives a portion of a first wire and a second wire is received within the sheath. The first and second wires form a junction that contacts the inner surface of the sheath at the measuring tip. A spacing member is secured at the opening of the sheath and receives the support member. The spacing member allows the support member, first wire, and second wire to freely thermally expand relative to each other without introducing compression or tension stresses therein.12-06-2012
20120310439POWER SUPPLY THERMAL PROFILE SELECTION MANAGEMENT - An electronic system employs multiple power supplies that provide electrical energy to components of the server system. Each power supply exhibits or experiences a uniquely different air flow within the system chassis. Different air flows correspond to different component temperatures for each power supply. Each power supply stores a collection of selectable thermal profiles that determine cooling element control within the power supply. Each thermal profile may correspond to a different physical location within the system. Thermal profiles provide each power supply with local environmental response correlations, such as between local power supply temperature and cooling fan speed. The power supply selects a particular thermal profile in response to determining the power supply's physical location in the system. The power supply instructs the cooling fan to provide an amount of cooling dependent on both the selected thermal profile and a sensed local environmental condition such as temperature.12-06-2012
20120041615FAN SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM - A fan speed control system includes a fan, a hardware device, a switch code module, and a basic input/output system (BIOS) module. The switch code module is operable to set a switch code. The BIOS module includes a memory unit, a switch code detecting unit, a searching unit, and a control unit. The memory unit stores a matching table of different switch codes and corresponding fan speed control curves. The switch code detecting unit is operable to detect the switch code set by the switch code module. The searching unit is operable to read the matching table and search which fan speed control curve matches with the switch code set by the switch code module. The control unit is operable to select the matched fan speed control curve to control the fan speed of the fan.02-16-2012
20120041614FAN SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A fan speed control system includes a fan, a hardware device, and a basic input/output system (BIOS) module. The BIOS module includes a memory unit, an edit unit, a searching unit, and a control unit. The memory unit stores a matching table of different hardware device numbers and corresponding fan speed control curves. The edit unit is operable to edit the matching table. The searching unit is operable to read the matching table and search which fan speed control curve matches with the hardware device number of the hardware device. The control unit is operable to select the matched fan speed control curve to control the fan speed of the fan.02-16-2012
20120065809SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN DATA CENTERS - System and method for controlling energy consumption in a data center. An embodiment includes: segregating hot air from cold air by preventing hot air exhausted from hot aisles from flowing into cold aisles; measuring temperature and relative humidity values of the segregated hot and cold air; detecting temperature and relative humidity values of outside air; mixing the segregated hot air with a volume of the outside air, the volume of the outside air depending on a result of the measuring and the detecting; measuring temperature and relative humidity values of the mixed air; comparing the temperature and relative humidity values of the mixed air and the temperature and relative humidity values of the segregated cold air to IT specifications; cooling the mixed air based on a result of the comparison; and providing the cooled mixed air in the cold aisles.03-15-2012
20120046800THERMAL RELATIONSHIPS BASED WORKLOAD PLANNING - A method, system, and computer usable program product for thermal relationships based workload planning in a data processing environment are provided in the illustrative embodiments. For a data processing system having a cooling correspondence with a cooling unit in the data processing environment, a determination is made of a fraction of an additional heat generation potential of the data processing system that the cooling unit will have to dissipate. Using the fraction and a cooling capacity utilization of the cooling unit at a given time, an expected cooling capacity utilization is computed. A workload on the data processing system is adjusted in response to the expected cooling capacity utilization exceeding a threshold.02-23-2012
20120046801HOT-WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM - Each of the water heaters 02-23-2012
20100250019METHOD OF HEATING TARGET DEVICE IN COMPUTER SYSTEM - A method is provided to heat a target device of a computer system by a heater equipped therein. The target device is heated to reach a target temperature through multiple temperature intervals. The method senses the current device temperature of the target device to compare with the preset interval temperature of the temperature interval and obtain a phase difference for adjusting a heating power. When heating the target device by the heating power, the current preset interval temperature of the current temperature interval is increased progressively by a preset temperature rising value to obtain the next preset interval temperature of the next temperature interval. Repeat the foregoing steps in every temperature interval until the preset interval temperature or the device temperature reaching the target temperature.09-30-2010
20080306635Method of optimizing air mover performance characteristics to minimize temperature variations in a computing system enclosure - A computer-implemented method optimizes air mover performance to minimize temperature variations in a computer system enclosure. The computer system includes one or more modules and at least one air mover. The method includes collecting thermal data from the modules; using the collected thermal data, determining a maximum value of the thermal data; comparing the determined maximum value of the thermal data to a current maximum value of the thermal data; using the determined and the current maximum values, determining a desired operating characteristic of the air mover; and adjusting the air mover to the desired operating characteristic.12-11-2008
20120010761OVERHEAT DETECTION SYSTEM - According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for preventing the failure of a system, which includes one or more pipes, or one or more cooling jackets, or one or more fluid cooled system components carrying a fluid, involves detecting one or more pressure levels of the fluid in the one or more pipes at one or more points, then comparing the detected pressure levels to a corresponding one or more predetermined limitation values. If the detected pressure levels exceed the corresponding limitation values, a shut-down signal is generated. The shut-down signal triggers the adjusting of one or more systems responsible for causing thermal variations of the fluid, preventing the system from failing while allowing the system to continue operation shortly thereafter.01-12-2012
20120016533TEMPERATURE MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - This disclosure is related to systems and methods for temperature monitoring of electronics, such as a controller or processor within a data storage device. In one example, a controller may be configured to determine an operation to perform and determine a temperature of electronics associated with executing the operation. The controller may then delay execution of the operation when the temperature is greater than a threshold.01-19-2012
20120022715SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING A HEAT-GENERATING DEVICE - A method for cooling a heat-generating device, comprising setting a reference surface temperature of the heat-generating device, measuring a temperature of a surface of the heat-generating device, measuring a temperature gradient based on temperature measurements of two or more different locations on the heat-generating device, implementing a closed-loop control based on the reference surface temperature, the measured surface temperature, and the measured temperature gradient of the heat-generating device to compute a rate of application of a cooling material to the surface of the heat-generating device, and providing a command to apply the cooling material to the surface of the heat-generating device at the calculated rate to cool the heat-generating device.01-26-2012
20110093133CONTROLLERS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING COMPUTERIZED GENERATION AND USE OF A THREE DIMENSIONAL SURGE MAP FOR CONTROL OF CHILLERS - A controller for a chiller includes processing electronics configured to detect a plurality of surge events. The processing electronics calculate a point for each detected surge event in at least a three dimensional coordinate system. The three dimensional coordinate system describes at least three conditions of the chiller when the surge event was detected. The processing electronics are configured to calculate a surface map for the at least three dimensional coordinate system using the calculated points. The processing electronics are further configured to control at least one setpoint for the chiller using the calculated surface map.04-21-2011
20120123608METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS FOR FUSER ASSEMBLY POWER CONTROL - A fuser assembly stepped power control system includes a controller that outputs control signals to independently control individual lamps in the fuser assembly. Multiple lamps are turned on with a delay between actuation of each lamp to reduce in-rush current. Control signals are output by the controller as a function of temperature error.05-17-2012
20120209449PROCESSOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL - A method of controlling cooling of a processor, including monitoring at least one parameter of a current status of the processor and determining in which of a plurality of value ranges the at least one parameter of the current status of the processor is located. If the at least one parameter is located in a first range, determining a first desired value for a cooling parameter, based on the processor temperature, using a first method, determining a second desired value for the cooling parameter, based on the processor temperature, using a second method, in which the value of the cooling parameter increases, in a manner indicating more cooling, from a low value for a low processor temperature to a higher value for a higher processor temperature and selecting a value of the cooling parameter as a function of the first and second desired values. If the at least one parameter is located in a second range, selecting a value of the cooling parameter of the processor using a third method, based on the processor temperature. Further controlling a cooling unit of the processor according to the selected value of the cooling parameter; and repeating periodically the monitoring, range determination, value selection and controlling.08-16-2012
20120065808Fan Speed Control Method and Related Computer System - A fan speed control method for a computer system is disclosed. The computer system includes a Central Processing Unit (CPU), a Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) and at least one computer fan. The VRM is disposed near the CPU, to provide electrical power required by the CPU. The method includes steps of disposing a thermal sensor near the VRM to detect an ambient temperature of the VRM; and controlling speed of the at least one computer fan according to the ambient temperature.03-15-2012
20120123609POWER SAVING METHOD FOR A TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED ELECTRICAL HEATING FOOD PROCESSING DEVICE - The present invention provides with a power saving method for the electrical heating food processing device of temperature-controlled, which applied the thermal sensor dynamic senses the temperature of the heater; and the microprocessor judges that whether the real-time sensed temperature signal is within the corresponding temperature interval, then deals with the data. The microprocessor judges that whether the continuous-time length of the corresponding temperature interval exceeds the preset time threshold on the basis of the judgment of the temperature interval. If does, reduce the temperature or shutdown the power, otherwise return to the normal working mode. It realizes automatically temperature reduction and automatically shutdown when the food processing device is unused. The temperature reduction automatically can reduce the temperature difference of the heater and the surrounding environment, which can realize the energy consumption reduction; the shutdown automatically can avoid energy wasting due to long period of empty load of the food processing device, which can realize the power saving.05-17-2012
20120158206REGULATING THE TEMPERATURE OF A DATACENTER - A method for regulating the temperature of a datacenter within an optimum temperature range includes predicting, using a computing device, a thermal load from a workload scheduler containing information on machines assembled in the datacenter to be turned on and/or off during a particular time period, and the thermal load of the datacenter associated with the work of the machines within the particular time period; and controlling at least one cooling system of the datacenter based upon the predicted thermal load within the particular time period under consideration of the thermal inertia of the datacenter by at least one of activating, controlling, and deactivating cooling resources of the cooling system in advance to maintain the temperature of the datacenter within the optimum temperature range.06-21-2012
20120072045METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE OF STEAM FOR A STEAM POWER PLANT - A state controller, in order to output a desired steam temperature as a controlled variable, feeds back several steam states in a superheater for superheating steam using a monitor, which calculates the steam states, and the desired steam temperature is forwarded to a further controller for controlling the temperature. In order to achieve a stable and accurate control of the steam temperature, it is proposed that the state controller be a linear quadratic controller.03-22-2012
20120109405CONTAINER DATA CENTER AND HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM THEREOF - A data center includes a container with a raised floor defining a number of openings, and a server system received in the container. The server system includes a rack and a number of servers received in the rack at different heights. Cooling air is released by a cooling device. A number of pressurizing fans are arranged under the raised floor aligned with the openings to drive the cooling air to flow upwards through the openings. A number of temperature sensors are mounted to the rack to sense temperatures of air flowing out of the servers. The temperatures sensed by the temperature sensors are transmitted to a computing unit. According to the temperatures, the computing unit adjusts the speeds of the pressurizing fans to make the cooling air within the container be better distributed for evenly cooling the servers.05-03-2012
20120072046Temperature Control System - The present invention relates to a transport container which provides mechanical and thermal stability for a load and which container is fabricated as the container is loaded. In particular, the present invention relates to a temperature control system for a container which can be readily transported on aircraft, such as an aircraft container. In the field of logistics, that is the field of movement and supply of produce and materials, in particular in the transport of intermediate and finished products, containers have been developed which safely protect from physical damage a wide variety of product. Food and pharmaceutical products not only need protection from physical shock and pressures but also require temperature stability during transportation; otherwise goods can be damaged and be unusable, whether such damage is apparent or not. The present invention seeks to provide a temperature control system for a transport container which can maintain goods within a narrow temperature range, can displace a considerably reduced volume before erection, is economical to manufacture, can readily and easily be constructed. The present invention further seeks to provide a transport container which is compatible with standard Unit Load Device specifications.03-22-2012
20090254226TEMPERATURE SETTING METHOD OF HEAT PROCESSING PLATE, TEMPERATURE SETTING APPARATUS OF HEAT PROCESSING PLATE, PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM THEREON - An object of the present invention is to perform temperature setting of a heating plate so that a wafer is uniformly heated in an actual heat processing time. The temperature of a wafer is measured during a heat processing period from immediately after a temperature measuring wafer is mounted on the heating plate to the time when the actual heat processing time elapses. Whether the uniformity in temperature within the wafer is allowable or not is determined from the temperature of the wafer in the heat processing period, and if the determination result is negative, a correction value for a temperature setting parameter of the heating plate is calculated using a correction value calculation model from the measurement result, and the temperature setting parameter is changed.10-08-2009
20110106332THERMAL PROTECTION METHOD AND RELATED SYSTEM FOR A COMPUTER SYSTEM - A thermal protection method for a computer system comprising a thermal detector, a controller, and an input/output system, the thermal protection method including the thermal detector measuring the temperature of the computer system and generating a temperature value, the controller comparing the temperature value and a threshold value, the controller periodically transmitting an over-temperature indication signal to the input/output system when the temperature value is not lower than the threshold value, the input/output system executing a temperature-lowering process when receiving the over-temperature indication signal, and the controller executing a compulsory thermal protection process when determining that the temperature-lowering process is unsuccessfully executed.05-05-2011
20110106331IMPENDING ICING PROBE WITH THERMAL ISOLATION PEDESTAL - In an icing condition detection system, a circuit provides an output representing impending icing conditions as a function of power consumption of a single element detector. A thermal isolation pedestal includes a detector support end that supports the single element detector and an opposite strut mounting end. A thermal isolation controller controls a thermal isolation pedestal temperature to thermally isolate the single element detector from a strut mounting end.05-05-2011
20120123607FREE COOLING SOLUTION FOR A CONTAINERIZED DATA CENTER - A heat exchanger system having an IT container having an inner chamber containing the media from which heat is to be pulled, and further having an outer surface to which is attached corrugated columns of thermally conducting material, cooling water pipes through the corrugated columns supplied with cooling water, at least the outer surface of the container and the corrugated columns is composed of metal and the outer surface of the container is separated from the inner surface by insulator material. It also contains a temperature monitor and controller for controlling the cooling system based upon the environment temperature to save energy.05-17-2012
20120221167TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD OF CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION DEVICE - There is a need for a method capable of distinguishing even a temperature difference between a susceptor surface and a wafer surface, and controlling the temperature by reflecting the temperature difference. To accomplish such a purpose, the invention provides a temperature control method of a chemical vapor deposition device that comprises: a chamber; a susceptor which is positioned on the inner side of the chamber to allow rotation therein, wherein a wafer is stacked on an upper side; a gas supplier which is disposed on the inner side of the chamber, and sprays gas toward the wafer; a heater which is disposed on the inner side of the susceptor, and heats the wafer; and a temperature sensor which is positioned in the chamber, and measures the temperature. The temperature control method comprises the steps of: (a) calculating the temperature distribution of the susceptor on the basis of a measured value of the temperature sensor, and dividing a section with relatively high temperature as a susceptor section and a section with relatively low temperature as a wafer section from the temperature distribution; and (b) controlling the heater by comparing a preset reference temperature with the temperature of a selected position of the susceptor section or the wafer section.08-30-2012
20120221166INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND FAN CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a housing, a heating element, a heating dissipating member, a fan and a controller. The heating element is disposed inside the housing. The heat dissipating member is attached to the heating element. The fan is disposed in the housing and configured to air-cool the heating element and the heat dissipating member. The controller is configured to control a rotational frequency of the fan. The controller includes a first control mode in which the rotational frequency of the fan is controlled so that a temperature of the heating element becomes not less than a certain temperature, and a second control mode in which the rotational frequency of the fan so that the temperature of the heating element becomes lower than the certain temperature.08-30-2012
20120130560TEMPERATURE CONTROL MODULE AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - Provided are a temperature control module and a temperature control apparatus. The temperature control module includes an input unit connected to a temperature measurement object to measure a temperature, a control unit comparing a temperature measurement value measured through the input unit to a preset target value to perform a proportional integral derivative (PID) control using the target value, thereby calculating an adjustment value when the temperature measurement value and the target value are different from each other, and an output unit outputting the calculated adjustment value to the outside under the control of the control unit.05-24-2012
20120166015POWER AND THERMAL OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESSOR AND COOLING - In some embodiments a processor is adapted to store a relationship of power as a function of temperature and voltage, wherein the stored relationship data is to be used for managing power in a system including the processor. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-28-2012
20120166014ADAPTIVE COOLING USING SYSTEM CONFIGURATION INFORMATION - A method and system is disclosed for controlling cooling unit operational settings according to a desired useful life target. The method and system includes an adaptive cooling controller which uses system configuration information to associate a particular cooling unit with particular sub-equipment locations, 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 in conjunction with a useful life target. 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
20120130559DSM ENABLING OF ELECTRO MECHANICALLY CONTROLLED REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS - A system for reducing the peak power consumption by a refrigeration system is provided. The system comprises a first electromechanical cold control calibrated to a first temperature setpoint, a second electromechanical cold control calibrated to a second temperature setpoint, said first and second cold controls each having a setpoint selector member operatively linked such that adjustment of one results in a corresponding adjustment of the other, a DSM module responsive to demand state signals from an associated utility indicative of at least a peak demand and an off peak demand state, and a DSM switching device responsive to the DSM module and operative to selectively render one or the other of the cold controls effectively operative to control the cooling system depending upon the demand state signal.05-24-2012
20120215373PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION IN COMPUTER COMPONENT RACK - A system and method are provided for use with a containerized data center that includes a rack, at least one computer component disposed within the rack, at least one sensor to measure an operating condition associated with the at least one computer component within the rack, a database including a plurality of algorithms configured to control environmental conditions of the at least one computer component within the rack, and an environmental control system to control environmental conditions for the computer component within the rack. In response to the measured operating condition associated with the at least one computer component within the rack falling outside of a setpoint range, thermal treatment of the computer component is achieved utilizing an algorithm that is selected from the database to control the environmental control system.08-23-2012
20120136501COMPUTER CHASSIS SYSTEM - A computer system contains motherboards, chassis management board and functional components. The motherboards have a micro control unit, and the functional components are electrically connected to the chassis management board, in which the micro control unit processes the data and passes the processed data to the chassis management board through a transmission line. The chassis management board receives and decodes the information from the micro control unit, then the chassis management board transmits the decoded information to the functional elements. The chassis management board also receives and passes the information returned from the functional components to the micro control unit through the transmission line.05-31-2012
20120136502FAN SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM AND FAN SPEED READING METHOD THEREOF - A fan speed control system includes a rack and a plurality of servers disposed on the rack. The fan speed control system further includes the management module and the fan module. The management module is coupled to the servers, and the fan module is coupled to the management module for dissipating the heat from the servers. The fan module contains the fan, the speed control module, and the main control module. The speed control module is coupled to the fans. The main control module has a primary communication port. The main module which enters the interrupt sequence receives the control signals sent from the management module through the primary communication port when any one of the main modules enters the interrupt sequence. The control signal is delivered to the speed control module for reading the fan speed.05-31-2012
20120253544MODULAR COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FANS OF THE SAME - A modular computer system includes a fan tray comprising a number of fans, a number of slots, and sets of temperature sensors. A shelf manager stores a table that records the relationship in distance between the slots and the fans, and the correlation relationship between the slots and the sets of temperature sensors. The shelf manager monitors the temperatures of different portions of each field replaceable unit according to signals from the temperature sensors. When there is one or more monitored temperatures exceeding a preset value, the shelf manager determines which of the slots corresponds to the one or more monitored temperatures, determines the number of sensors that have detected the high temperatures, and adjusts the speed of the one or more fans adjacent to each determined slot according to the determined number of sensors.10-04-2012
20120253543Controlling Operations of Vapor Compression System - A method and a system control an operation of a vapor compression system using a set of control inputs. A control value is determined based on an output of the operation of the vapor compression system and a setpoint for the operation of the vapor compression system. The control value is used to select at least a subset of the set of control inputs from a computer-readable medium, wherein the subset of control inputs, along or in combination with a function of the control value, forms the set of control inputs.10-04-2012
20120173037EXTENDED THERMAL MANAGEMENT - A method for managing thermal condition of a thermal zone that includes multiple thermally controllable components include determining thermal relationship between the components and reducing temperature of a first component by reducing thermal dissipation of a second component.07-05-2012
20120173036Thermal Cycling and Gradient Management in Three-Dimensional Stacked Architectures - A mechanism is provided for minimizing reliability problems in a three-dimensional (3D)) integrated circuit. A set of sensors are interrogated for current data. A direction of force and a magnitude of the force are determined based on the current data for each sensor in the set of sensors for each of one or more directions between the sensor and at least one neighboring sensor thereby forming a set of forces. Each of the set of forces is used to identify one or more points of stress that are at or above the predetermined force threshold. Responsive to identifying at least one point of stress that is at or above the predetermined force threshold, one or more temperature actuation actions are initiated in order to reduce at least one point of stress in the region where the at least one point of stress is identified.07-05-2012
20120123610Cooling Device Control - A computing system can include a monitor (05-17-2012
20090082911TEMPERATURE SETTING METHOD OF THERMAL PROCESSING PLATE, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING GPROGRAM THEREON, AND TEMPERATURE SETTING APPARATUS FOR THERMAL PROCESSING PLATE - In the present invention, a thermal plate is divided into a plurality of thermal plate regions, and a temperature is settable for each of the thermal plate regions. A temperature correction value for adjusting the temperature within the thermal plate is settable for each of the thermal plate regions of the thermal plate. The line widths within the wafer for which the photolithography process has been finished are first measured, and Zernike coefficients of a Zernike polynomial indicating a plurality of in-plane tendency components are calculated from the measured values of the line widths within the wafer. Then, the temperature correction values for the regions of the thermal plate to bring the calculated Zernike coefficients close to 0 are calculated using a calculation model indicating a correlation between change amounts of the Zernike coefficients and the temperature correction values. The temperature of each of the regions of the thermal plate is set based on each of the calculated temperature correction values.03-26-2009
20100010688Energy monitoring and management - A method of controlling energy use in a system comprising a plurality of computing resources arranged in at least one computing device is described. The method includes: defining a desired heat profile for a computing device which optimises airflow characteristics for the computing device; monitoring the energy use of at lease one computing resource; determining the heat generation of each computing resource at least partly on the basis of the energy use of the computing resource; and controlling the operation of one or more computing resources so that the heat generation of the computing device is optimised towards the desired heat profile.01-14-2010
20090037031System Comprising a Plurality of Incubators - A system comprised of a number of incubators each having a housing, a sample chamber placed inside the housing, a temperature control unit, and control electronics that control the temperature control unit. The sample chambers of the incubators can be heated and/or cooled. The housings of the incubators each have a closeable access opening for loading and unloading the sample chamber. The housings permit the incubators to be vertically stacked. The incubators each have a bus system that interacts with its control electronics. The bus systems of the incubators are interconnected via corresponding connecting elements, and the system comprises a central control unit that is connected to the bus system of one of the incubators of the system (master incubator). Over the bus system architecture, an individual controlling of the control electronics of all incubators of the system is made possible by a central control unit.02-05-2009
20120265364NETWORK BASED COFFEE ROASTING MANAGEMENT - The present technology automatically manages data associated with coffee bean roasting, reports data, helps track inventory of the data, and provides a mechanism for sharing the data with other users. The data may include coffee bean data, coffee bean roast data, cupping data for a roast, inventory data, predictions or suggestions for coffee bean or coffee bean roast data, and blends of coffee beans for roasting. The service allows a user to create an account with the roast management service, allow the service to manage the data, have reports and other information provided by the service, and manage personal account information with the service. Different types of coffee data can be uploaded to a network service, for example from a client roast logging application in communication with the roast management service.10-18-2012
20120265363Method of controlling heat-dissipating fan of computer device - The present invention relates to a method of controlling a heat-dissipating fan of a computer device, which is provided with a heat-dissipating fan, a controller, a first sensor unit, and a second sensor unit. The method of the present invention includes the following steps. First, the controller accepts a first signal and a second signal and controls the rotating speed of the heat-dissipating fan according to the first signal. Subsequently, the controller determines the first signal and the second signal. Next, the controller reduces the rotating speed of the heat-dissipating fan corresponding to the first signal to temporarily maintain the rotating speed at a constant to thereby reduce a noise value produced by the heat-dissipating fan.10-18-2012
20120232715ROOM THERMAL COMFORT MONITOR - A system for monitoring thermal comfort of a room. Sensor data concerning temperature, relative humidity, air speed and air flow may be collected from the room. The sensor data may provide thermal comfort level information about the room. The level information may be quantified in terms of a thermal comfort level index, such as a predicted mean vote, which can be used to identify one or more thermal comfort levels in the room with a numerical measure. The one or more levels may be portrayed as a visualization in terms of a 3D plot of temperature, humidity and air speed, several 2D plots, a dashboard, or other items. The visualization may easily enable one to see where setpoint adjustment is possible in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to save energy while maintaining thermal comfort acceptable to occupants in the room, whether during a heating season or a cooling season.09-13-2012
20120232716SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TEMPERATURE DATA FROM A MEMORY DEVICE HAVING A TEMPERATURE SENSOR - A circuit and method for providing temperature data indicative of a temperature measured by a temperature sensor. The circuit is coupled to the temperature sensor and configured to identify for a coarse temperature range one of a plurality of fine temperature ranges corresponding to the temperature measured by the temperature sensor and generate temperature data that is provided on an asynchronous output data path.09-13-2012
20120239220SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TEMPERATURE INSIDE ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMBER - In a method for controlling the temperature inside an environmental chamber using an electronic device, a target temperature T09-20-2012
20120239221Methods, Systems, and Related Architectures for Managing Network Connected Thermostats - A thermostat management system facilitates an automatic pairing of a thermostat with a thermostat communication account. The thermostat management system receives a public network address associated with a computer device on a private network accessing the thermostat management account. The system retrieves the thermostat metadata including a public network address associated with a registration of the thermostat with the thermostat management system. The public network address registered with the thermostat metadata is provided by a router on the private network and therefore should match the public network address used by computer devices on the private network. The thermostat management account is paired with the thermostat if the thermostat has the same public network address as the computer device accessing the thermostat management account. Pairing the thermostat management account to the thermostat allows the thermostat management account to communicate with the thermostat over the public network through the thermostat management system.09-20-2012
20110130890TEMPERATURE MEASURING METHOD, TEMPERATURE MEASURING APPARATUS, TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD, TEMPERATURE CONTROL APPARATUS, CORRECTION METHOD, AND CORRECTION APPARATUS - A temperature measuring method is disclosed in which, even when a sheet-like object has an uneven temperature distribution throughout itself, the sheet-like object is measured for temperature with accuracy. In this method, temperature measurement is conducted in a measuring area (S) where the sheet-like object (a) is to be measured for its physical quantity or in the vicinity of the measuring area during determination of the physical quantity by a physical quantity measuring means. One or more temperature sensors (06-02-2011
20120265365PROCESSOR COOLING MANAGEMENT - Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, a data processing system, and a computer program product for adjusting cooling settings. The computer implemented method comprises analyzing a set of instructions of an application to determine a number of degrees by which a set of instructions will raise a temperature of at least one processor core. The computer implemented method further calculates a cooling setting for at least one cooling system for the at least one processor core. The computer implemented method adjusts the at least one cooling system based on the cooling setting. The step of analyzing the set of instructions is performed before the set of instructions is executed on the at least one processor core. The step of adjusting the at least one cooling system is performed before the set of instructions is executed on the at least one processor core.10-18-2012
20080281475FAN CONTROL SCHEME - A fan control architecture is provided for controlling system fan(s) on a computing system that has multiple nodes, a system management network and a fan control module. On each of the nodes a management module is configured to collect system information thereon. In a main fan control scheme, a system management node controls the system fan through the fan control module according to the temperature data sent back from the management module of the other nodes through the system management network. The fan control scheme includes redundant path(s) connected between all the nodes and the fan control module to send high-temperature signals to the fan control module directly. In the case that a threshold high temperature is reached, the fan control module will set the system fan at a predetermined high speed according to the high-temperature signals.11-13-2008
20120323400OPTIMIZED TEMPERATURE-DRIVEN DEVICE COOLING - An optimized temperature-driven device cooling mechanism factors in power consumption of thermal management components, as well as processing components. A decision engine consults a knowledge base comprising information regarding power consumption and thermal impact of cooling components and processing components. The decision engine can delay additional cooling if the power consumption of cooling components is greater than the increase in power consumption of processing components due to increases in ambient temperature. The knowledge base is populated by published specifications and by empirically derived data that can be based on tests performed on components. Thermal management strategies can be user selected and can include strategies that avoid controlling certain components such as, for example, processing components, instead focusing only on cooling and other components. Cooling includes heat distribution, such as by transferring processing from one processing component to another.12-20-2012
20110238236DATA CENTRE AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DATA CENTRE COOLING - According to one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus for cooling a data centre. The apparatus comprises an air conditioning unit for supplying cooled air to a cold portion of a data centre, an airflow measurement device for measuring a rate of bypass airflow through a segregation between the cold portion and hot portion of the data centre, and outputting a bypass airflow signal indicative of the rate of bypass airflow between the cold portion and the hot portion, and a control unit arranged to receive the bypass airflow signal from the airflow measurement device and to output a control signal to a means for controlling a rate of the bypass airflow to maintain a predetermined rate of bypass airflow.09-29-2011
20100235014METHOD AND SYSTEM OF TEMPERATURE-CONTROL FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT - A method and a system of temperature-control for an electronic component are provided, in which a plurality of temperature sensors is disposed in each area of the electronic component. The temperature-control method includes obtaining a plurality of sensed temperature values; looking up a temperature-control table recording the relationship between a temperature-control threshold and a temperature-control operation set for each area; selecting the temperature-control operation corresponding to sensed temperature values greater than the temperature-control thresholds depending on the temperature-control table; and starting the temperature-control operation to make the sensed temperature values being lower than or equal to the temperature-control thresholds.09-16-2010
20100235013INSIDE TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE FOR COLD STORAGE - While an inverter compressor 09-16-2010
20110320062COMPUTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TEMPERATURE THEREOF - A method for control a temperature of a computing device detects a first CPU temperature T12-29-2011
20110320061TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTING DEVICE - A temperature control system and method can automatically adjust temperature of a computing device whether the computing device is in a closed loop state or an open loop state. The computing device includes a central processing unit (CPU), and a temperature sensor and a fan coupled to the CPU. The temperature sensor senses a CPU temperature of the CPU and an environment temperature of the computing device. The method sets a standard temperature, a first logic temperature, and a second logic temperature, and obtains the CPU temperature sensed by the temperature sensor. The method determines whether the CPU temperature needs to be adjusted according to the standard temperature, the first logic temperature, and the second logic temperature, and controls a rotational speed of the fan and a frequency of the CPU to adjust the CPU temperature under different rotational modes of the fan.12-29-2011
20130018523Indirect Thermal Fan ControlAANM Rubenstein; Brandon A.AACI LynnwoodAAST WAAACO USAAGP Rubenstein; Brandon A. Lynnwood WA US - Indirect thermal fan control is described. In one or more implementations, a speed of a fan may be adjusted based on indirect measurements of temperature. For example, a temperature of air entering an enclosure and a current draw of an electrical component within the enclosure may be determined. A speed of a fan may then be adjusted based on the temperature of the air and the current draw of the component to change a flow of the air over the electrical component.01-17-2013
20110160931TEMPERATURE CONTROL CIRCUIT - A temperature control circuit includes a microprocessor, a protection module, a temperature detecting module, and a heating module. The temperature detecting module includes a thermistor and a first switch. The thermistor is operable to sense a temperature to turn on or off the first switch for outputting a detection signal to the microprocessor and the protection module. The protection module is operable to control the microprocessor to work or reset according to the detection signal. The heating module includes a heater and a second switch. The microprocessor controls the second switch to turn on or off for making the heater work or stop working according to the detection signal.06-30-2011
20100087965Fan Speed Control - A method for controlling fan speed includes providing a fan that is in fluid communication with at least one heat producing component, detecting a temperature, determining a fan speed using the detected temperature and a nonlinear fan speed curve, and applying a control signal to the fan such that the fan operates at the determined fan speed in order to cool the at least one heat producing component.04-08-2010
20080234874Temperature Controlling Method and Temperature Controller - An object of the present invention is to accurately control temperatures of microorganisms or the like. In the present invention, a temperature controller comprises a plurality of cells for storing microorganisms or the like, heaters and a cooling section. The heaters selectively heat the plurality of cells, and the cooling section wholly cools the plurality of cells. When the maximum value of temperature of a plurality of places is not lower than a first lower limit, the cooling section is driven. When a temperature of one place is not higher than a first lower limit, the heater to heat the place is driven. When the maximum value is not higher than a second lower limit, the cooling section is stopped. When a temperature of one place is not lower than a second upper limit, the heater to heat the place is not driven.09-25-2008
20080221740Method for Estimating The Food Temperature Inside a Refrigerator Cavity And Refrigerator Using Such Method - A method of controlling the temperature inside a cavity of a cooling appliance provided with a temperature sensor inside the cavity and with an actuator for adjusting the cooling capacity of the appliance, the food temperature is estimated on the basis of a value from the temperature sensor and on a predetermined function of a status of the actuator.09-11-2008
20130178999MANAGING WORKLOAD DISTRIBUTION AMONG COMPUTING SYSTEMS TO OPTIMIZE HEAT DISSIPATION BY COMPUTING SYSTEMS - A thermal workload distribution controller receives, for each of multiple thermal controlled areas, at least one current thermal measurement from at least one separate thermostat node. The thermal workload distribution controller selects a particular thermal controlled area from among the multiple thermal controlled areas that is most optimal to receive additional heat based on the at least one current thermal measurement received for each of the thermal controlled areas. The thermal workload distribution controller distributes at least one workload to a server node associated with the particular thermal controlled area, wherein the heat dissipated by the server from executing the workload affects a thermal environment of the particular thermal controlled area.07-11-2013
20130179000AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT OF THERMAL REQUIREMENT - Methods and apparatuses to automatically adjust a thermal requirement of a data processing system are described. One or more conditions associated with a data processing system are detected. A temperature requirement for the data processing system is determined based on the one or more conditions. The performance of the data processing system may be throttled to maintain a temperature of the data processing system below the temperature requirement. Detecting the one or more conditions associated with the data processing system may include determining a location of the data processing system based on a measured motion, a state of a peripheral device, a position of one portion of the data processing system (e.g., a lid) relative another portion of the data processing system (e.g., a bottom portion), a type of application operating on the data processing system, or any combination thereof.07-11-2013
20110270464DISTRIBUTION OF COOLING RESOURCES USING HIERARCHICALLY IDENTIFIED COOLING MICROGRIDS - In a method for distributing cooling resources to a plurality of locations using a plurality of hierarchically identified cooling microgrids, conditions detected at the plurality of locations are received. Each level of the hierarchically identified cooling microgrids is a plurality of resource actuators configured to vary distribution of the cooling resources. Settings for the plurality of resource actuators in each of the levels in the cooling microgrid hierarchy that substantially maintain conditions at the plurality of locations within predetermined ranges are determined using a processor, while substantially optimizing at least one measure of performance associated with supplying the cooling resources to the plurality of locations.11-03-2011
20130138262HEAT SINK WITH ORIENTABLE FINS - A heat sink comprises a plurality of fins that may be positioned in a plurality of orientations relative to a heat-generating electronic component to which the heat sink is thermally coupled. A controller may be used to detect an elevated processor temperature and to activate a drive member to automatically adjust the orientation of fins on the heat sink. The fins may be moved and aligned with an air flow made over the heat sink. The adjustable-fin heat sink affords added flexibility in arranging a processor or other heat-generating electronic component on a circuit board. The orientation or position of the heat sink fins may also be automatically changed in response to a change in the air flow direction as manifested by a rise in the temperature of the heat sink or the heat-generating member.05-30-2013
20130124003Optimizing Free Cooling Of Data Centers Through Weather-Based Intelligent Control - Optimizing free cooling of data centers through weather-based intelligent control, including: receiving predictive weather information for the data center's location, wherein the predictive weather information includes information describing expected future weather conditions at the data center's location; receiving a predetermined target inlet air flow temperature for computing components in the data center; receiving excursion information describing acceptable temporary operating conditions during which the predetermined target inlet air flow temperature for computing components in the data center is higher than the sustainable inlet air flow temperature for computing components in the data center; and determining a free air cooling schedule in dependence upon the predictive weather information and the excursion information, the free air cooling schedule specifying periods of time during which cooling is provided with free air.05-16-2013
20100286843AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM CONTROL - Systems, devices and methods for generating a virtual mapping of a room are provided. A plurality of racks for housing servers, a plurality of position determining devices and a plurality of temperature sensors can be provided. A computer can be operatively connected to the plurality of position determining devices and the temperature sensors. Each position determining device can be associated with one or more of the temperature sensors. For each of the temperature sensors, position information can be obtained from the position determining device associated with the temperature sensor and the position information used to plot the temperature sensor in a virtual mapping of the room. The virtual mapping can then be used to visually represent a location in the room where a temperature measurement was taken.11-11-2010
20100286842Smart Temperature Measuring Device - A temperature measuring device having a smart chip, or electronic circuit, integrated therein is provided. The smart chip, or electronic circuit, includes at least a unique identification number or data specific to the particular temperature measuring device stored thereon. The electronic circuit further includes calibration data of the temperature measuring device stored thereon. A module controller of a temperature control system is configured to verify the unique identification number of the thermocouple assembly prior to allowing data to be transferred between the temperature measuring device and a temperature controller. A graphical user interface allows an operator to enter the unique identification number or data to verify the temperature measuring device and display an error message if the number or data entered is not equivalent, or does not match, the unique identification number or data stored on the electronic circuit.11-11-2010
20130158738HEAT DISSIPATION CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A heat dissipation control system comprises a sensing unit, an artificial neural network computing unit, and two heat dissipation units. The artificial neural network computing unit performs computation for controlling based on a plurality of electronic-device temperatures sent out by the sensing unit. The computation for controlling performs a back propagation algorithm on an objective function which is defined a as the square of an error function. Accordingly, cooling effects suitable for the heat dissipation units are generated in order to achieve an optimum heat dissipation effect.06-20-2013
20120029725SMART HYBRID THERMOSTAT - A system and method for controlling operation of a hybrid heating system that includes a heat pump and a gas heater is disclosed. Peak demand or pricing information is received from gas and electric utilities, and outdoor ambient temperature data is also fed to a smart hybrid thermostat. A controller processes this data and calculates overall efficiency of operating the heat pump versus the gas heater by accessing stored performance data relating to the heat pump in memory.02-02-2012
20120029724BATTERY THERMAL SYSTEM CONTROL STRATEGY - A method and system for controlling temperature in an electric vehicle battery pack which preserves battery pack performance and longevity while maximizing vehicle driving range. A controller prescribes a minimum allowable operating temperature in the battery pack, where the minimum operating temperature increases as battery pack state of charge and remaining useful life decrease. During vehicle driving operations, the minimum allowable temperature is computed, and a thermal management system is used to warm the battery pack only if necessary to raise its temperature above the calculated minimum level. By minimizing use of the thermal management system to warm the battery pack, energy consumption is reduced and vehicle driving range is increased, while not adversely affecting battery pack performance or durability. The same strategy is employed during charging, which reduces the amount of energy consumed from the grid for warming the battery pack.02-02-2012
20120035781Dynamically Adjustable Floor Tile For A Data Center - A dynamically adjustable floor tile for a data center including a plurality of perforations; and a dynamically adjustable aperture, wherein opening the aperture exposes one or more of the perforations to airflow through the floor tile and closing the aperture blocks one or more of the apertures to airflow through the floor tile.02-09-2012

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