Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA thermosiphon system includes a condenser and an evaporator fluidly coupled to the condenser by a condensate line. The evaporator includes a housing having an opening to the condensate line, a wick located in the housing, and a flow restrictor located in the housing configured to restrict flow of a working fluid from the condensate line onto a portion of the wick
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA heat-dissipating device includes a base and a plurality of heat-dissipating members. The base is formed with a plurality of joint holes. Each heat-dissipating member has an inserting section and an exposed section connected with the inserting section. The inserting sections are inserted into the joint holes in a close fit manner, respectively. The exposed sections are exposed outside a top surface of the base. The ends of the inserting sections and the bottom surface of the base are welded by a friction stir welding (FSW) manner with a solid-state joining structure. The present disclosure also provides a method for manufacturing a heat-dissipating device, which joins the ends of the inserting sections and the bottom surface of the base by a friction stir welding manner.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTIn a heat spreading module for a portable electronic device configured such that a heat pipe is attached along a metal plate with which a heating element is brought into close contact, and heat of a heated region of the metal plate with which the heating element is brought into close contact is transferred to a place on the metal plate apart from the heated region by the heat pipe, the heat pipe is configured such that a container is formed of a pipe, a portion of the container arranged on the heated region is a heated portion, and a portion of the container apart from the heated region is a heat dissipation portion that dissipates heat to the metal plate, and the heated portion is formed in a flat shape, and the heat dissipation portion is formed to be thicker than the heated portion having the flat shape.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA cooling apparatus includes: a plurality of evaporation chambers in which a refrigerant is accommodated; a steam path including a plurality of steam path branch portions which extend from the plurality of evaporation chambers, respectively, and a steam path body portion in which the plurality of steam path branch portions join with each other; a condensing chamber coupled to the plurality of evaporation chambers through the steam path; a liquid path including a liquid path body portion which extends from the condensing chamber, and a plurality of liquid path branch portions, which are branched from the liquid path body portion to be coupled to the plurality of evaporation chambers, respectively; and a check valve installed in the steam path and suppresses a reverse flow of the refrigerant from one evaporation chamber to another evaporation chamber among the plurality of evaporation chambers.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA liquid-cooling heat dissipation device includes: a flow guiding shell body (1) formed with a first flow channel (13), a second flow channel (14) and a third flow channel (15), wherein a heat dissipation space (16) is defined by the above-mentioned three flow channels (13, 14, 15); a primary pipe (2) disposed in the heat dissipation space (16) and extended from the first flow channel (13) towards the second flow channel (14), wherein the primary pipe (2) is communicated with the first flow channel (13); a plurality of secondary pipes (3) disposed in the heat dissipation space (16) and extended from the primary pipe (2) towards the third flow channel (15), wherein each of the secondary pipes (3) is respectively communicated with the primary pipe (2) and the third flow channel (15). Accordingly, advantages of lowering the flow resistance and increasing the heat dissipation performance can be achieved.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA non-contact power supply device is used in a processing apparatus including a moving unit movable inside a closed container. The device supplies electric power to the moving unit from outside the closed container. The power supply device includes a feed unit and a heat dissipater. The feed unit includes a feed line and a power supply transformer. The feed line has a feed region arranged inside the closed container along the moving direction of the moving unit. The transformer is arranged inside the closed container so as to be opposed to the feed region in a non-contact manner and is provided so as to move together with the moving unit. The heat dissipater includes a portion on one end side connected to the feed region so as to be capable of conducting heat thereto, and a portion on the other end side extending outside the closed container, so that heat generated in the feed region is partially dissipated outside the closed container.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA small form factor computer chassis is disclosed. The computer chassis includes a solid bulkhead that separates the computer chassis cavity into two thermal chambers. According to certain embodiments, a radiator that is oriented along the XZ plane and is along a wall of computer chassis helps remove heat from a liquid coolant arriving form a cold plate associated with a CPU and/or a GPU.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA tool-less heat spreader for dissipating heat produced by an electrical computing component includes a first section having a flexible thermal interface material for engaging either side of the electrical computing component; and a rigid heat shield pivotally connected to the first section, the rigid heat shield pivoting between one of a first position and a second position.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn extruded multi-port tube for use in a heat exchanger comprises a main body including an outer wall and a plurality of ports formed therein, each of the ports extending longitudinally from a first end of the main body to a second end thereof and configured to convey a first fluid therethrough. The outer wall of the main body includes at least one indentation formed therein. Each of the indentations is a portion of the outer wall deformed inwardly into a hollow interior of one of the ports and configured to increase a turbulence of the first fluid as it flows from the first end to the second end of the main body to increase a heat exchange efficiency of the heat exchanger having the tube.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA heat exchanger for cooling batteries in hybrid or electric vehicles comprises a plurality of spaced apart, discrete heat exchanger panels, each having a coolant inlet manifold section, a coolant outlet manifold section, and a plurality of coolant flow passages extending between the inlet and outlet manifold sections. The inlet and outlet manifold sections of the discrete panels are connected by tubes to define continuous coolant inlet and outlet manifolds, each having a coolant opening. The flow of coolant through discrete panels may be balanced by providing the fluid flow passages of the panels with various cross-sectional areas and/or hydraulic diameters, depending partly on the proximity of each panel to the coolant opening. In an embodiment, where the panels are formed from pairs of stamped plates, variation of the cross-sectional area and/or hydraulic diameter of the coolant flow passages may be achieved by deliberately offsetting the plates during assembly.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA heat exchanger for transporting thermal energy between an object that is adjustable in its temperature and a heat transport medium, comprising a thermally conductive main body formed with an inside space for guiding the heat transport medium, and guidance elements that are arranged in the inside space for guiding at least one separation wall that is insertable into the inside space for separating two subspaces in the inside space that can guide at least a part of the heat transport medium. The separation wall includes a through hole that connects the subspace together.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA heat exchanger for indirect heat transfer between a first medium and a second medium having a shell which has a shell space to accommodate a liquid phase of the first medium, and at least one heat-exchanger block having first heat-transfer passages to accommodate the first medium and second heat-transfer passages to accommodate the second medium, such that indirect heat can be transferred between the first medium and the second medium. The heat-exchanger block is arranged in the shell space so that it can be surrounded with a liquid phase of the first medium in the shell space. A plurality of cylindrical channels are provided in the shell space laterally to the heat-exchanger block and parallel to each other to conduct the liquid phase of the first medium.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA method for producing a latent heat accumulator may include filling a can body with a phase-change material in the liquid or solid aggregate state, and closing the can body filled with said solid or liquid phase-change material by flanging such that fluid cannot pass through.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA seal assembly includes a leaf assembly and a supplemental leaf assembly. The leaf assembly includes a first leaf having a first base section. The first base section defines a first fastening area for securing the first leaf to a diaphragm of the preheater. The first leaf has a first elongate section extending away from the first base section and terminating at a first distal end thereof. The leaf assembly further includes a second leaf that engages a portion of the first leaf. The second leaf has a second base section. The second base section defines a second fastening area for securing the second leaf to the diaphragm. The second leaf has a second elongate section extending away from the second base section and terminating at a second distal end thereof. The supplemental leaf assembly is secured to the first leaf and slidingly engaging the second leaf.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn offset fin for use in a heat exchanger includes a first corrugation structure and a second corrugation structure. The first corrugation structure includes a plurality of first fins aligned in a first direction. The second corrugation structure includes a plurality of second fins aligned in the first direction. The second corrugation structure is disposed in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, with respect to the first corrugation structure. The first fins and the second fins protrude alternately in a third direction orthogonal to both the first direction and the second direction, and each have a protruding shape cross-section. In the first direction, the second fins are disposed offset from the first fins. Each of the first fins includes a first side wall inclined with respect to the second direction, and each of the second fins includes a second side wall inclined with respect to the second direction, at a side opposite to a side at which the first side wall is inclined.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn indirect dry cooling system suitable for steam condensing applications in a power plant Rankine cycle includes an air blast chiller having a plurality of interconnected modular cooler cells. Each cell comprises a blower and tube bundle including inlet headers, outlet headers, and plurality of tubes extending between the headers. In one embodiment, the tube bundles form an A-frame cell construction being structurally self-supporting from a base. Each of the tubes may be finned. Cooling water circulating in a closed flow loop on the tube side between the air blast chiller and turbine steam condenser is cooled by ambient air blown through the tube bundles. The cooled water flows through a second tube bundle in the condenser which condenses steam. The heated cooling water returns through the air blast chiller to complete the cooling water cycle.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn air-conditioning apparatus includes an outside-air processing device including a total heat exchanger exchanging heat between outdoor air and return air, and blowing out the outdoor air from a supply-air outlet port into a room as supply air, an indoor unit including an indoor heat exchanger exchanging heat between the return air and refrigerant, and blowing out the return air from an indoor outlet port as indoor outlet air, a joining unit connecting the supply-air outlet port and the indoor outlet port to join the supply air and the indoor outlet air, an opening-closing unit arranged in the joining unit and opening and closing the joining unit, a supply-air temperature detecting unit detecting a supply-air temperature of the supply air, an indoor outlet temperature detecting unit detecting an indoor outlet temperature of the indoor outlet air, and a control unit controlling an operation of the opening-closing unit based on the supply-air temperature and the indoor outlet temperature.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA convector includes a stator made up of an array of fixed, parallel, equally spaced, equally thick, thermally conductive plates attached to a relatively thick thermally conductive plate. Convectors are provided with a rotor that is made up of an array of flat, rotatable, parallel, equally spaced, equally thick discs. The discs of the rotor are placed between the plates of the stator at relatively close proximity from the walls of the stator plates. Furthermore, the discs are keyed or held in place with the help of spacers and compression nuts to a hollow or a solid shaft. A clearance aperture, circular in shape, is provided on the stator plates. The shaft is held in place at both ends by roller bearings that provide the means for the shaft to rotate. To impart rotational motion to the rotor, the shaft is attached to an external device such as a motor.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA fluid control valve includes a cylindrical housing with at least one opening through a housing wall, a cylindrical main valve axially movably arranged inside the housing for controlling a fluid flow through the at least one opening and a main valve spring member acting on the main valve. The main valve includes a base wall defining a fluid control volume and fluid main volume in the cylindrical housing. The base wall includes an opening for fluidly connecting the fluid control volume with the fluid main volume. The fluid control valve further includes a pilot valve positioned at the base wall opening, which pilot valve is moveably arranged for controlling a fluid flow through the base wall opening, and an electro-mechanical actuator configured to act on the pilot valve for controlling the main valve via the pilot valve. A method for adjusting the axial position of a cylindrical main valve of a fluid control valve is also provided.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA conduit system for a gas turbine engine includes, a heat exchanger configured to cool fluid flowing therethrough having an inlet and an outlet, at least one by-pass in operable communication with the heat exchanger that is configured to allow fluid to exit the heat exchanger before reaching the outlet, and a conduit that is in fluidic communication with the outlet and the at least one by-pass.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn article is disclosed including a manifold, an article wall having at least one external aperture, and a post-impingement cavity disposed between the manifold and the article wall. The manifold includes an impingement plate defining a plenum having a plenum surface, and at least one impingement aperture. The at least one impingement aperture interfaces with the plenum at an intake aperture having a flow modification structure, which, together with the at least one impingement aperture, defines an exhaust aperture. The manifold exhausts a fluid from the plenum into the intake aperture, through the at least one impingement aperture, out the exhaust aperture, into the post-impingement cavity, and through the at least one external aperture.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTResin-free, flexible composites of graphite leaf, containing fillers other than natural graphite, which has higher thermal conductivity than conventional 100% natural graphite based graphite sheet/foil/paper, and methods of preparing such flexible composites. In a second embodiment, there is a thermal management system comprising at least one flexible composite as set forth just above, wherein a graphite surface of a flexible composite is in thermal contact with a heat source of a heat generating device.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA method for protecting occupants in the passenger compartment of a parked motor vehicle from exposure to dangerously elevated temperatures and CO2 concentration levels is based on control of vehicle systems by a central microprocessor in communication with CO2 and temperature sensors and a wireless communication module. The method implements a graduated, progressive series of warnings and responses as the cabin temperature and/or CO2 concentration levels reach certain designated setpoints, so that security-compromising steps, such as opening windows, can be deferred until less extreme measures have been exhausted.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA condenser has a core part having tubes, a first modulator tank and a second modulator tank. The first modulator tank is provided along a side portion of a header tank. The second modulator tank communicates with an interior of the first modulator tank and is provided along a lower edge of the core part in a gravity direction. An interior of the header tank is provided with a communicating space that communicates with the interior of the first modulator tank and an interior of the second modulator tank. The header tank has an introduction passage that guides liquid-phase refrigerant in the communicating space to a supercooling portion of the core part. A first connection part between the communicating space and the introduction passage is disposed on a lower side, in the gravity direction, of a second connection part between the communicating space and the second modulator tank.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe invention relates to a method for the production of a hydride reservoir having a hydrogenizable material, wherein at least one part of the hydride reservoir is produced by means of a 3-D printer.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTIn a radiating structure for a main spindle having a tapered bore formed at a distal end of the main spindle, into which a tapered portion of a tool holder is mounted, a key fixing member provided with a drive key is fixed to the distal end of the main spindle, and the drive key is fit into a key groove formed in the tool holder. This configuration prevents a phase shift in rotation direction of the tool holder arising from rotation of the main spindle. A radiating member which exchanges heat with an ambient atmosphere is provided to the key fixing member provided with the drive key.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA method of producing a complex product includes designing a three dimensional preform of the complex product, creating a three dimensional preform of the complex product using the model, depositing a material on the preform, and removing the preform to complete the complex product. In one embodiment the system provides a complex heat sink that can be used in heat dissipation in power electronics, light emitting diodes, and microchips.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA meshed cooling structure includes a cooling mesh and a thermally conductive component. The cooling mesh includes a plurality of mesh layers. Each mesh layer includes a plurality of cooling wires which are interlaced, and each cooling wire of each mesh layer has a caliber different from one another. The thermally conductive component supports and transfers heat to the cooling mesh. The thermally conductive component includes a base and a plurality of supporting bodies spaced side by side. A supporting height is formed between one side of each supporting body and the other side opposite to the one side. The one side of each supporting body supports and in contact with the cooling mesh. The other side of each supporting body is connected to the base. Each cooling wire and each supporting body are opposite to each other obliquely.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTHeat dissipation configurations and methods are described herein. A heat dissipation apparatus may include an individual piece of metal having a thermally conductive metal surface. The metal surface includes a plurality of ridges or protrusions extending from a base of the metal surface, wherein an air flow channel is provided between each two adjacent protrusions, therein providing a plurality of air flow channels. The apparatus is configured to dissipate heat for an electronic device having an active cooling source directing air through the plurality of air flow channels. In some examples, the heat dissipation apparatus is a vapor chamber, and the surface includes a section having a trough and a raised area or platform surrounded by the trough, wherein the raised area is configured to contact a microprocessor die in communication with the vapor chamber.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe present invention provides a heat dissipation film having high mechanical strength and flexibility, which is obtained by laminating a heat emission layer excellent in heat dissipation by infrared radiation, electrical insulation, and heat resistance on a metal film having excellent heat transfer efficiency. The present invention also provides a dispersion for heat emission layers for use in the production of the heat dissipation film, a method for producing a heat dissipation film using the dispersion for heat emission layers, and a solar cell including the heat dissipation film. The present invention provides a heat dissipation film including a heat transfer layer; and a flexible heat emission layer laminated on the heat transfer layer, the heat transfer layer being a metal film, the heat emission layer containing a water-insoluble inorganic compound and a heat-resistant synthetic resin, the amount of the water-insoluble inorganic compound in the heat emission layer being 30 to 90% by weight relative to the total weight of the heat emission layer, the heat emission layer having a thermal emissivity of at least 0.8 and a dielectric breakdown strength of at least 10 kV/mm.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTProvided are an aluminum cladding material having excellent corrosion resistance, a production method therefor, an aluminum cladding material for heat exchangers having excellent corrosion resistance, a production method therefor, an aluminum heat exchanger using said aluminum cladding material for heat exchangers, and a production method therefor. Said aluminum cladding material comprises an aluminum alloy core material and a sacrificial anode material layer clad on at least one surface thereof. The sacrificial anode material layer comprises an aluminum alloy containing 0.10 mass % or more and less than 1.50 mass % Si, 0.10 to 2.00 mass % Mg. Present therein is 100 to 150000 pieces/mm2 of Mg—Si-based crystallized product having a circle-equivalent diameter of 0.1 to 5.0 μm, 7 pieces/mm2 or less of Mg—Si-based crystallized product having a circle-equivalent diameter of more than 5.0 μm and 10.0 μm or less in the sacrificial anode material layer.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA subsea cooler has at least one pipe (1) and a housing (4). The pipe has an inlet (2) and an outlet (3) for a fluid to be cooled and comprises straight sections (5) connected by bend sections (6). The housing (4) encloses at least a part of the pipe and comprises an inner surface forming a flow channel (8) extending along and surrounding the pipe. The flow channel (8) is fluidly connected to an inlet (9) and an outlet (10) for a cooling fluid and a pumping element for driving the cooling fluid through the flow channel (8). At least one sacrificial anode (11) is positioned in the flow channel (8) such that the sacrificial anode is in electrical contact with the pipe (1).
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTAn aluminum-diamond composite that exhibits both high thermal conductivity and a coefficient of thermal expansion close to that of semiconductor devices, and that can suppress the occurrence of swelling, etc., of a surface metal layer portion even in actual use under a high load. An aluminum-diamond composite includes 65-80 vol % of a diamond powder having a roundness of at least 0.94, for which a first peak in a volumetric distribution of grain size lies at 5-25 μm, and a second peak lies at 55-195 μm, and a ratio between the area of the volumetric distribution of grain sizes of 1-35 μm and the area of the volumetric distribution of grain sizes of 45-205 μm is from 1:9 to 4:6; the balance being composed of a metal containing aluminum.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA method for making a heat exchanger assembly is described, involving generating a digital model of a heat exchanger assembly that comprises a heat exchanger core within a housing. The digital model is inputted into an additive manufacturing apparatus or system comprising an energy source. The additive manufacturing apparatus applies energy from the energy source to successively applied incremental quantities of a metal powder, which fuses the powder to form incremental portions of the heat exchanger core and housing according to the digital model. Unfused or partially fused metal powder is enclosed in a first region of the heat exchanger assembly between the heat exchanger core and the housing.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTThe invention concerns a heat exchanger (1) comprising an inlet tank (2), having a fluid inlet (4),and an outlet tank (3), having a fluid outlet (5),and a core (6) of tubes (7, 8) joining said inlet tank (2) and said outlet tank (3) together and creating a plurality of fluid flow paths (P1) from said inlet tank (2) to said outlet tank (3), wherein said tubes (7, 8) belong to a primary and a secondary group of tubes(7, 8). According to the invention said inlet tank (2) and said outlet tank (3) have header plates(9, 10), which form core interfaces and comprise throughout identical tube insertion orifices for both the primary group of tubes (7) and the secondary group of tubes (8).Further, the tubes being a member of the primary group are base tubes (7)and the tubes being a member of the secondary group are adaptation tubes (8), which differ from the base tubes (7) and a reused to locally change properties of the heat exchanger (1) in critical areas of the heat exchanger (1).
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA replacement tube plug for sealing the threaded junction between a tube plug and a bore in a plugsheet, the tube plug including a body part having proximal and distal ends, an outer threaded surface, a central bore open at the proximal end and at least one branch bore extending from and in fluid communication with the central bore and extending radially to the outer surface of the body part, and a method for delivering fluid sealant via the central and branches to the threaded junction of the tube plug and the plugsheet.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA heat exchanger having a circulation guide, the heat exchanger comprising: a heat exchanger body; an inlet port, which is connected to a bottom end of the heat exchanger body; a discharge port which is connected to a top end of the heat exchanger body; a top body tube installed at a top end of an inside of the heat exchanger body; a bottom end plate installed at a bottom end of the inside of the heat exchanger body; and combustion pipes, which each have a top end connected to pass through a floor surface of the top body tube.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA manifold including a body defining a chamber configured to receive a fluid, the body having a plurality of apertures passing therethrough and a plurality of channels engaged in the apertures and configured to receive the fluid from the chamber, each of the plurality of channels having an end defining an inlet that is in fluid communication with the chamber. Each channel defines a standoff defining a portion of the channel that is not in contact with the body such that the inlet is separated from the body by a standoff distance along the length of the channel and the standoff distance is a distance that is one or more times a hydraulic diameter of the inlet.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA heat exchanger for an internal combustion engine may include a base tube and a flange extending at least partially around the base tube. The flange may be formed as a forged piece.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTDisclosed are a liquid cooling block with a shunt design and its heat dissipating structure. The liquid cooling block includes a base plate, a cover plate, and a heat dissipating structure, and the cover plate includes a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet for a working fluid flowing in a chamber, and the heat dissipating structure is disposed between the liquid inlet and the liquid outlet and includes plural fins arranged separately with one another and in a direction from the liquid inlet towards the liquid outlet, and a shunt part connected between the fins and protruded from the fins, and a flow channel is formed between any two adjacent fins, so that a working fluid can pass through the liquid inlet and be divided by the shunt part to flow into the flow channel of the fins.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA liquid-cooled heat sink head includes a metal substrate, a first cover, and a plurality of heat dissipation fins. The first cover covers the metal substrate to form a heat exchange chamber and includes a first liquid inlet and a liquid outlet to allow a working fluid to flow in the heat exchange chamber. The heat dissipation fins are disposed on the metal substrate, are placed between the first liquid inlet and the liquid outlet, and are arranged sequentially from the first liquid inlet toward the liquid outlet. A liquid passage is disposed between each two adjacent heat dissipation fins. A portion of the heat dissipation fins are connected to the heat exchange portion, and at least one heat dissipation fin includes one opening to communicate with the liquid passages at two sides of the at least one heat dissipation fin.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA vehicle heat exchanger tube (2) comprises at least a first and a second separate fluid channel (14, 16). A tube stiffener (38) has a first stiffening portion (40) stiffening the first channel (14) of the tube (2), and a second stiffening portion (42) stiffening the second channel (16) of the tube (2). The first stiffening portion (40) comprises a first supporting surface (46) supporting the first larger surface (20) of the first channel (14), and a second supporting surface (48) supporting the second larger surface (22) of the first channel (14). The second stiffening portion (42) comprises a first supporting surface (56) supporting the first larger surface (26) of the second channel (16), and a second supporting surface (58) supporting the second larger surface (28) of the second channel (16).
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA phase change material container assembly for use in a thermal energy storage system. The container assembly includes a plurality of containers (plates, wedges . . . etc.) where the containers are generally flat and each approximating a segment of a ball or it may be a single device including features of a plurality of component containers as previously described. The components may be spherical segments, spherical wedges (ungula), hemispheres, spherical sectors, spherical caps or any combination. The plurality of containers are assembled to approximate a sphere's external perimeter. The plurality of containers are spaced apart to allow water, or other fluids, to flow between the plurality of containers.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA heat accumulator for storing thermal energy may include a container with a horizontally-extending longitudinal axis, and a heat storage material in the form of a plurality of stone-like elements contained in the container. The container may include a first opening formed at a first portion of the container, and a second opening formed at a second portion of the container, the second opening being vertically offset with respect to the first opening. An average diameter of the stone-like elements arranged in the first portion of the container may be larger than an average diameter of the stone-like elements arranged in the second portion of the container.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA heat accumulator for storing thermal energy may include a container having a horizontally extending longitudinal axis, and a thermal storage material. The container may have a first opening for inflow and/or outflow of a fluid, a second opening offset vertically opposite the first opening, and at least one fluid-impermeable plate which is inclined against an inflow and/or an outflow direction of the fluid.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTDisclosed is a cable comprising a core and a PCM layer surrounding the core wherein the PCM layer consists of a PCM composition wherein the PCM composition comprises a PCM and an ethylene copolymer; and the core consists of a yarn, strand, or wire each made of a natural or synthetic polymeric material or a metal. The invention is useful for thermal management in a variety of applications in such as, for example, automotive, building, packaging, garments, and footwear.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTLiquid-cooled heat sink assemblies are provided which include: a heat transfer element including a heat transfer base with opposite first and second sides and a plurality of thermally conductive fins extending from the first side, and with the second side of the heat transfer base to couple to a component(s) to be cooled. The heat sink assembly further includes a coolant-carrying structure attached to the heat transfer element. The coolant-carrying structure includes a coolant-carrying base, and a coolant-carrying compartment through which liquid coolant flows. The coolant-carrying base includes a plurality of fin-receiving openings sized and positioned for the plurality of thermally conductive fins to extend therethrough. The plurality of thermally conductive fins extend into the coolant-carrying compartment through which the liquid coolant flows. In one or more embodiments, the heat transfer element is a metal structure and the coolant-carrying structure is a plastic structure.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA heat exchanger is provided including a first manifold and a second manifold. The first manifold and the second manifold are separated from one another. A plurality of heat exchanger tubes is arranged in a spaced parallel relationship. The heat exchanger tubes fluidly couple the first manifold and the second manifold. A plurality of fins is attached to the plurality of heat exchanger tubes such that a first end of each fin is spaced apart from the first manifold by a first distance.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTEmbodiments are directed to obtaining a specification comprising at least one requirement associated with a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, and based on the specification, configuring a control system to control a movement of fluid back and forth across at least one regenerator device of the HVAC system and a mixing of the fluid with ambient air.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 ESTA heat exchange assembly in an air to air heat exchanger includes an arrangement, construction, and/or configuration of a combination of latent heat exchangers and sensible heat exchangers. The heat exchange assembly can minimize footprint required for the air to air heat exchanger, e.g. air handler, by avoiding the need for block offs and plenums, can support direct mounting of a bypass damper(s), can provide acceptable pressure drop ratings and provide good heat exchange efficiency and energy recovery performance. The arrangement and configuration of the sensible heat exchangers and latent heat exchangers of the heat exchange assembly have condensate management for example to provide frost protection.