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Date/App# patent app List of recent Freezing-related patents
06/23/16
20160178220 
 Building heating installation and methodology patent thumbnailBuilding heating installation and methodology
A heating installation for a building comprises at least one source of hot water; a plurality of heat emitter means operable by passage of a heated fluid there through; and control means for the heating installation, provided with at least two temperature sensor means, wherein the or each source of hot water is operatively connected to heat exchanger means, the heat emitter means are operatively connected by at least one heat emitter circuit to said heat exchanger means, and said heat emitter means and heat emitter circuit contain an operating fluid having a freezing point below 0° c. This, together with the circuitry indicated in figs.

05/19/16
20160141665 
 Fuel cell system and fuel cell system control method patent thumbnailFuel cell system and fuel cell system control method
To provide technology that is capable of inhibiting a decrease in starting properties of a pump in a low-temperature environment. A fuel cell system is equipped with a control unit, a fuel cell, and a pump.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


05/05/16
20160126576 
 Redox systems patent thumbnailRedox systems
A composition comprising a polyoxometalate and an additive tolerant to the properties of the polyoxometalate, wherein the properties of the polyoxometalate are maintained despite the presence of the additive, and wherein the additive is effective to reduce the freezing point and/or elevate the boiling point of the composition. Such a composition may be used in a fuel cell..
Acal Energy Ltd.


05/05/16
20160123485 
 Fluid control assembly patent thumbnailFluid control assembly
A fluid control assembly includes a valve coupled to a vehicle. A processor is coupled to the valve.

03/31/16
20160090491 
 Hot melt inks patent thumbnailHot melt inks
This disclosure includes a hot melt ink composition that includes at least one wax having a freezing point of from about 20° c. To about 45° c.
Markem-imaje Corporation


03/24/16
20160083637 
 Method for freezing and thawing ice particulate fluids patent thumbnailMethod for freezing and thawing ice particulate fluids
A frozen particulate slurry comprises a first component and a second component which are capable of forming a eutectic mixture. The slurry is formed by cooling a composition comprising the first and second components to a temperature below the freezing point of the first component to form particles of the first component, and then cooling to freeze a eutectic mixture of the first component and the second component.
The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania


03/17/16
20160080857 
 Three-dimensional air-adsorbing structure patent thumbnailThree-dimensional air-adsorbing structure
A three-dimensional air-adsorbing structure. The structure has a three-dimensional, unitary, skeletal, porous scaffold, air-adsorbing material particles, and one or more hydrophobic binders that couple air-adsorbing material particles to each other to form agglomerates and couples particles and agglomerates to the scaffold.
Bose Corporation


03/17/16
20160075847 
 Method of aerogel synthesis patent thumbnailMethod of aerogel synthesis
The present disclosure provides a method for producing an aerogel, the method comprising reacting at least one acid monomer with at least one diamino monomer in a first solvent under conditions appropriate to form a polyimide polymer; conducting a solvent exchange wherein the first solvent is exchanged for a second solvent, said second solvent having a freezing point, wherein said solvent exchange further comprises (1) submersing the polyimide polymer in the second solvent in a pressure vessel and (2) creating a high pressure environment inside the pressure vessel for a first period of time; cooling the polyimide polymer to a first temperature below the freezing point of the second solvent; and subjecting cooled polyimide polymer to a first vacuum for a second period of time at a second temperature.. .
Nexolve Corporation


02/25/16
20160051404 
 Cold compress for therapeutic cooling patent thumbnailCold compress for therapeutic cooling
A cold compress for therapeutic cooling that has a permanently sealed flexible elastic bag comprised of a water and water vapor impermeable film. The bag contains free-flowing spheres, each having a shell and containing a material having a freezing point appropriate to a cold compress temperature.

02/18/16
20160045368 
 Synchronized water and production and use thereof patent thumbnailSynchronized water and production and use thereof
A synchronized water is disclosed, in which all single water molecules at the same time are arranged in an identical way to a stable homogeneous microstructure, wherein said synchronized water in a distilled condition and at atmospheric pressure has a) a density of from 0.997855 to 0.998836 g/ml at 220c., b) a water temperature at the freezing point of from −6.7° c. To −8.2° c., c) a melting point of from 0.10c to 0.20c, d) a surface tension of from 72.3 to 72.7 dyn/cm at 220c, and e) a dielectric constant of from 82.4 to 82.6 f/m, as well as a method for preparation thereof and different uses thereof..
Akloma Bioscience Ab


02/11/16
20160040920 

Snow making method and apparatus


The system enables snow to be made at ambient air temperatures just above, or below, the freezing point of water.. .

01/28/16
20160024891 

Methods and compositions related to gelled layers in oil and/or gas wells


Methods and compositions for the prevention of the formation, breakdown, and/or removal of gelled layers in an oil and/or gas well are provided. In some embodiments, the compositions and methods comprise a concentrate, as described in more detail herein, where the concentrate comprises two or more surfactants.
Cesi Chemical, Inc.


01/28/16
20160024890 

Methods and compositions related to gelled layers in oil and/or gas wells


Methods and compositions for the prevention of the formation, breakdown, and/or removal of gelled layers in an oil and/or gas well are provided. In some embodiments, the compositions and methods comprise a concentrate, as described in more detail herein, where the concentrate comprises two or more surfactants.
Cesi Chemical, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021795 

Data center coolant switch


A data center cooling system has an indoor portion wherein heat is absorbed from components in the data center, and an outdoor heat exchanger portion wherein outside air is used to cool a first heat transfer fluid (e.g., water) present in at least the outdoor heat exchanger portion of the cooling system during a first mode. When an appropriate time has been reached to switch from the first mode to a second mode, the outdoor heat exchanger portion of the data cooling system is switched to a second heat transfer fluid, which is a relatively low performance heat transfer fluid (compared to the first fluid).
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160021794 

Data center coolant switch


A data center cooling system has an indoor portion wherein heat is absorbed from components in the data center, and an outdoor heat exchanger portion wherein outside air is used to cool a first heat transfer fluid (e.g., water) present in at least the outdoor heat exchanger portion of the cooling system during a first mode. When an appropriate time has been reached to switch from the first mode to a second mode, the outdoor heat exchanger portion of the data cooling system is switched to a second heat transfer fluid, which is a relatively low performance heat transfer fluid (compared to the first fluid).
International Business Machines Corporation


01/21/16
20160017200 

Heat transfer fluids and corrosion inhibitor formulations for use thereof


Heat transfer fluid concentrates include: a freezing point depressant, water, or a combination thereof; a carboxylate; an inorganic phosphate; an azole compound; calcium ions; and a water-soluble polymer. Ready-to-use heat transfer fluids and methods for preventing corrosion in heat transfer systems are described..
Prestone Products Corporation


01/07/16
20160000063 

Composition and preserving, transporting and storing living biological materials


Compositions and methods for preserving, transporting and/or storing natural and bioengineered living biological materials represent significant improvements over traditional compositions and methods for preservation, transport and/or storage of biological material by the virtue of their ability to significantly prevent and minimize loss of functional and physical (cell, tissue, and/or organ) integrity to occur in the biological material being preserved, transported and/or stored, particularly at temperatures above freezing point. The compositions and methods are also highly suitable for use in cosmetic procedures, in particular in transplantation of biological materials, especially for transplantation of autologous or allogeneic biological materials..

12/31/15
20150376874 

Water leak detection, prevention and water conservation systems and methods


A water leak detection and prevention system uses sensors, wires, and wireless transmitters, to monitor all plumbing fixtures (faucets, toilets, hose bibs, etc.) and water-using appliances (dishwashers, washing machines, icemakers, etc.). When water is being used at a plumbing fixture or a water-using appliance, the sensor shows water that is expected to be used at that location and communicates the usage and the amount of flow for that location.
Aqualock Global Corporation


12/31/15
20150376484 

Heat transfer fluids and corrosion inhibitor formulations for use thereof


Disclosed herein is a heat transfer fluid concentrate comprising: greater than or equal to 90 weight percent of a freezing point depressant; 16 to 80 ppm of magnesium ions; an azole compound; an inorganic phosphate; a carboxylate; and an acrylate based polymer, wherein the heat transfer fluid concentrate has a ph of 7-9.5 and the weight ratio of acrylate based polymer to magnesium ions is 1 to 25. The heat transfer fluid concentrate can be used to make a heat transfer fluid..
Prestone Products Corporation


12/24/15
20150369822 

Method t0 make an aqueous pour point depressant dispersion composition


The present invention relates to an aqueous pour point depressant dispersion composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer, preferably ethylene vinyl acetate (eva); a dispersing agent; water; optionally an aqueous freezing point depressant; and optionally a stabilizing agent wherein the volumn average particle size of the dispersed thermoplastic polymer is equal to or less than 1 micrometers and a method to make and use said composition.. .
Dow Global Technologies Llc


12/17/15
20150360926 

Apparatus for dispensing a fluid from a container and regulating a temperature thereof


An apparatus regulates a temperature of a fluid inside a container and dispenses the fluid from the container. The apparatus has a body with an axis, a cavity adjacent a distal end, a bore adjacent a proximal end, and a fluid inlet formed through the body to the bore.
Hewy Wine Chillers, Llc


12/10/15
20150355061 

Sample cooling device, autosampler provided with the same, and sample cooling method


There are provided a sample cooling device capable of effectively removing moisture in the air inside an accommodating chamber where a sample container is accommodated, and of preventing a problem caused by occurrence of frost, an autosampler provided with the same, and a sample cooling method. A first driving process of setting a set temperature of a dehumidifier section to at or below the freezing point, and a second driving process of stopping driving of the dehumidifier section or of raising the set temperature of the dehumidifier section to above the freezing point after the first driving process is performed over a predetermined period of time are performed.
Shimadzu Corporation


12/03/15
20150349360 

Fuel cell system and control method therefor


A fuel cell system includes an auxiliary machine electrically connected to a fuel cell, the auxiliary machine being driven by power of the fuel cell, a heater electrically connected to the fuel cell, the heater being configured to heat cooling water supplied to the fuel cell, and a warm-up control unit configured to warm up the fuel cell itself by the supply of power to the auxiliary machine and the heater during start-up of the fuel cell below freezing point. The warm-up control unit includes a water amount computation unit configured to compute a produced water amount on the basis of a degree of wetness and a temperature of the fuel cell and a generated power of the fuel cell during warm-up, the produced water amount being a water amount produced in an electrolyte membrane until the temperature of the fuel cell increases to a freezing point temperature, and an anti-freezing control unit configured to increase a power ratio of power to the heater in regards to the auxiliary machine during the warm-up when the computed produced water amount is determined to be larger than a threshold value..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


12/03/15
20150344802 

Positive friction control composition for railways


A friction control composition having high and positive factional properties for sliding steel surfaces includes a water insoluble hydrocarbon that enables a reduced water content, a rheological additive, a freezing point depressant, a friction modifier, and a lubricant.. .
The Whitmore Manufacturing Company


11/26/15
20150338138 

Display cabinets for frozen products


Display cabinet for frozen products comprising•a magneto caloric unit (1) having cold end (11) with a primary cold heat exchanger (6) and a hot end (12) with a primary hot heat exchanger (7), and•a cabinet suitable for containing frozen products the cabinet comprising a inner wall (2) limiting a volume (3) wherein frozen products can be stored, said cabinet having a secondary heat exchanger (4), wherein the secondary cold heat exchanger comprises circulating means (5) for circulating a low freezing point liquid between said secondary cold heat exchanger (4) and the primary cold heat exchanger (6).. .
Conopco, Inc., D/b/a Unilever


11/19/15
20150329756 

Ice-phobic substrates and coatings and methods for their preparation and use


Ice phobic coatings and substrates and methods of making and using them are described. Some embodiments provide for an ice-phobic coating including a hydrophobic entity bonded to a hydrophilic moiety, wherein the hydrophilic moiety is capable of lowering a freezing point of water.
Empire Technology Development Llc


11/12/15
20150323246 

Method and cooling a fluid beverage below a beverage's freezing point


The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for super-cooling a contained fluid by exposing a portion of the contained fluid to a temperature below a freezing point of the liquid while exposing a second portion of the contained fluid to a warmer temperature. The present invention establishes a temperature differential between the ambient air or fluid temperature within the cooler and a portion of a receiving element which receives a beveraged container.
Buz Box, Llc


11/12/15
20150320080 

Frozen aerated confectionary and its manufacturing process


The invention relates to process for the manufacture of an frozen aerated confectionary with an overrun of at least 15 vol. % and wherein the number average length of the ice crystals is at most 100 μιτι, comprising the following steps: a) providing a frozen aerated confectionary with an overrun of at least 15 vol.
Conopco, Inc., D/b/a Unilever


11/05/15
20150313671 

Bilateral cooling type semiconductor laser system for medical beauty use


Disclosed is a bilateral cooling type semiconductor laser system for medical beauty use, the contact window of which can make direct contact with the skin. The bilateral cooling type semiconductor laser system for medical beauty use comprises a semiconductor laser array, an optical waveguide located on the front end of the light emitting surface of the semiconductor laser array, a transparent contact window abutting against the light outlet end of the optical waveguide, a pair of cooling blocks and a first water throughflow block.
Xi'an Focuslight Technologies Co., Ltd.


10/29/15
20150308728 

System for regulating temperature of water within a food, ice, beverage cooler, or the like


A cooling system for containers holding chilled foods and beverages within chilled water, is defined by a thermally insulated cooler or other chilling vessel including a quantity of ice, water, food, and/or beverages, and a safely comestible liquid having a lower freezing point than water mixed in the water, the chilling vessel having an input conduit and an output conduit originating in the vicinity of the chilling vessel. In thermal communication with input and output conduits of the chilling vessel is an endothermic element for removal of heat from a defined ambient geometry about the endothermic element, the ambient geometry forming a part of a liquid loop including liquids within the chilling vessel and the endothermic element.

10/15/15
20150291871 

Antifreeze proteins for use in downhole fluids


Antifreeze proteins having an ice-binding site, such as those derived from the marinomonas primoryensis bacterium, may be used in additive compositions, fluid compositions, and methods for depressing the freezing point of the fluid compositions. The fluid composition may include the antifreeze protein and a base fluid, such as drilling fluids, servicing fluids, production fluids, completion fluids, injection fluids, refinery fluids, and combinations thereof..

10/15/15
20150289934 

Semiconductor laser system for laser medical cosmetology


A semiconductor laser system for laser medical cosmetology, comprising a semiconductor laser array (1), an optical waveguide (2), a boss-shaped transparent contact window (3) located at the light outlet end of the optical waveguide (2), and a refrigeration block (4) for conduction cooling of the contact window (3); the refrigeration block (4) consists of a base portion and a hollow head above the base portion; the front part of the hollow head presses against and is tightly fastened to the whole side wall of the contact window (3); the light outlet end of the optical waveguide (2) is located in the cavity of the hollow head, and has a gap between the waveguide and the inner wall of the hollow head; a thermoelectric semiconductor refrigerator (5) is disposed below the base portion of the refrigeration block (4); a first water supply block (6) is disposed below the thermoelectric semiconductor refrigerator (5); and a second water supply block (16) for heat dissipation is installed in the semiconductor laser array (1). The system employs a unique refrigeration structure design so as to cause the temperature of the face of the working end in direct contact with skin to approach the freezing point, and the structure is compact and stable..

09/24/15
20150266791 

Liquid electrically initiated and controlled gas generator composition


A liquid electrically initiated and controlled composition comprising an oxidizer, soluble fuel additive(s), and other optional additives to enhance the chemical or ballistic properties, or a combination thereof is disclosed. The liquid composition further comprises stabilizers to enhance thermal stability, sequestrants to minimize deleterious effects of transition metal contaminants, and combustion enhancers maximizing efficiency.
Digital Solid State Propulsion Llc


09/17/15
20150260433 

Magnetic cooling apparatus


A magnetic cooling apparatus includes first magnetic regenerators that pass a first heat transfer fluid and a first magnetocaloric material, second magnetic regenerators that pass a second heat transfer fluid having a relative lower freezing point than the first heat transfer fluid and a second magnetocaloric material having a relative lower curie temperature than the first magnetocaloric material, a magnet that applies a magnetic field to the first magnetic regenerators and the second magnetic regenerators, a hot side heat exchanger allowing the first heat transfer fluid to emit heat, a cold side heat exchanger allowing the second heat transfer fluid to absorb heat, and an intermediate heat exchanger allowing the first heat transfer fluid flowing between cold sides of the first magnetic regenerators and the second heat transfer fluid passing through hot sides of the second magnetic regenerators to exchange heat with each other.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


09/17/15
20150259588 

Corrosion inhibiting, freezing point lowering compositions


The present invention relates to corrosion inhibiting, freeze point lowering compositions comprising a mixture of a freeze point lowering agent and a corrosion inhibiting compound. The corrosion inhibiting, freeze point lowering compositions can be used in deicing brines or deicing solutions..
Rivertop Renewables


09/10/15
20150253067 

Method of, and , making frozen beverage, ice cream and other frozen confections


A frozen beverage device to convert a liquid beverage into a semi-frozen or frozen form has inner and outer walls forming at least one refrigerant cavity containing a refrigerant material with a freezing point below the freezing point of the liquid, the refrigerant material occupying at least 60% of the volume of the refrigerant cavity. The walls of the device can be squeezed to accelerate the heat transfer from the liquid to the refrigerant material; and the device may be placed in a squeezing apparatus.
Chill Factor Global Pty. Ltd.


09/10/15
20150251428 

Liquid discharge recording recovering liquid


A liquid discharge recording apparatus includes: a first liquid containing trimethylolpropane; a liquid discharge head configured to discharge the first liquid; a second liquid containing a solvent of which freezing point is less than 20 degrees celsius and of which specific gravity is not more than 1.12; and an absorber which is configured to contain the second liquid and which is configured to absorb the first liquid exited from the liquid discharge head, wherein a blending amount (% by weight) of the solvent in the second liquid is not less than a blending amount (% by weight) of the trimethylolpropane in the first liquid.. .
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


08/27/15
20150240007 

Polymerizable composition and production of resin shaped article


A polymerizable composition comprised of a mixture of a norbornene-based monomer and a metathesis polymerization catalyst which is solidified by cooling is provided. Preferably, the norbornene-based monomer has a freezing point of 20° c.
Rimtec Corporation


07/23/15
20150203735 

Antifreeze concentrate with corrosion protection and aqueous coolant composition produced therefrom


Antifreeze concentrate with corrosion protection which is suitable for coolants and heat transfer fluids and comprises freezing point-lowering liquids and also particular sulfur-comprising organic compounds, inorganic molybdate salts, inorganic phosphate salts and aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aromatic monocarboxylic, dicarboxylic or tricarboxylic acids as corrosion inhibitors. Aqueous coolant compositions which are suitable for cooling an internal combustion engine whose cooling apparatus has been made of aluminum using a soldering process using a fluoroaluminate flux can be obtained therefrom..
Basf Se


07/16/15
20150198597 

Method for monitoring parp activity in cells by parp activation


The current invention provides for improved methods for determining par, and uses thereof. These improved methods involve an incubation step at a low temperature, for example around, but above, the freezing point after a parp activation step.
Stichting Het Nederlands Kanker Instituut


07/02/15
20150184046 

Composition, preventing formation of frozen water or for causing the same to melt


A de/anti-icer composition comprises one or more de/anti-icer moieties and a marker material, the marker material being selected such that, after application of the de/anti-icer composition to a travelled surface, the amount of the marker material at or on the travelled surface at a given time correlates to the amount of said one or more de/anti-icer moieties on the said surface at such time. The presence of the marker material enables the user readily to determine the concentration of the de/anti-icer moiety or the freezing point of liquid on the travelled surface.
Esseco Uk Limited


06/25/15
20150175921 

High octane unleaded aviation gasoline


High octane unleaded aviation gasoline having low aromatics content and a t10 of at most 75° c., t40 of at least 75° c., a t50 of at most 105° c., a t90 of at most 135° c., a final boiling point of less than 190° c., an adjusted heat of combustion of at least 43.5 mj/kg, a vapor pressure in the range of 38 to 49 kpa and a freezing point of less than −58° c. Is provided..
Shell Oil Company


06/11/15
20150159106 

High octane unleaded aviation gasoline


High octane unleaded aviation fuel compositions having high aromatics content and a chn content of at least 97.2 wt %, less than 2.8 wt % of oxygen content, a t10 of at most 75° c., t40 of at least 75° c., a t50 of at most 105° c., a t90 of at most 135° c., a final boiling point of less than 190° c., an adjusted heat of combustion of at least 43.5 mj/kg, a vapor pressure in the range of 38 to 49 kpa, freezing point is less than −58° c. Is provided..
Shell Oil Company


06/04/15
20150153427 

Reduction of blockages in a cryogenic refrigeration system such as for magnetic resonance imaging systems


A cryogenic refrigeration system is provided having particular application in cooling a magnetic resonance imaging system. The cryogenic refrigeration system comprises a conduit arranged as a cooling circuit through which a coolant fluid is pumped, the conduit being in thermal communication with a least one cooled stage for cooling the coolant fluid to a first temperature, and wherein the conduit comprises a cryotrap in communication with the coolant fluid, the cryotrap being operable to remove contaminants from the coolant fluid by cryogenic pumping.
Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology Tools Limited


06/04/15
20150152365 

Composition for cleaning a heat transfer system having an aluminum component


Disclosed herein is a cleaner concentrate comprising: greater than 10 weight percent of a freezing point depressant, 0.5 to 35 weight percent of oxalic acid, and an azole compound, wherein weight percent is based on the total weight of the cleaner concentrate.. .
Prestone Products Corporation


05/28/15
20150147456 

Unitized frozen sauce products


The present invention is directed to a frozen sauce component having a high dissolved solids equivalent content and sufficient hardness in manufacturing to permit unitization thereof by cutting. The sauce composition makes use of oil encapsulated solids in a system comprising oil, water, and flavoring ingredients as required by a frozen dish wherein it is incorporated.
Conagra Foods Rdm, Inc.


05/14/15
20150132463 

Reduced-calorie partially-frozen beverages


The present disclosure provides for a reduced-calorie partially-frozen beverage, concentrate syrup, mix and a method for making a reduced-calorie partially-frozen beverage. The freezing point of the partially-frozen beverage is depressed through the use of an l-sugar, such as, for example, l-hexose monosaccharide alone or in combination with other freezing point depressants.

04/30/15
20150113866 

High octane unleaded aviation gasoline


High octane unleaded aviation fuel compositions having high aromatics content and a chn content of at least 98 wt %, less than 2 wt % of oxygen content, an adjusted heat of combustion of at least 43.5 mj/kg, a vapor pressure in the range of 38 to 49 kpa, freezing point is less than −58° c. Is provided..
Shell Oil Company


04/30/15
20150113861 

High octane unleaded aviation gasoline


High octane unleaded aviation gasoline having low aromatics content and a t10 of at most 75° c., t40 of at least 75° c., a t50 of at most 105° c., a t90 of at most 135° c., a final boiling point of less than 210° c., an adjusted heat of combustion of at least 43.5 mj/kg, a vapor pressure in the range of 38 to 49 kpa and a freezing point of less than −58° c. Is provided..
Shell Oil Company


04/16/15
20150104722 

Freeze-tolerant valve


A valve for reducing the likelihood of ice-related blockage in a fuel cell and methods for starting a fuel cell system. The valve includes a valve plate and coupling plate that are cooperative with one another within a valve body such that flexural forces imparted to the valve plate from a pressurized fluid are transferred to localized contact surfaces between the valve plate and coupling plate.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


04/16/15
20150103867 

Methods and detecting ice formation on aircraft


In one aspect, methods of detecting ice formation on an aircraft are described herein. In some implementations, a method of detecting ice formation on an aircraft comprises disposing an ice detector on an exterior surface of the aircraft, the ice detector comprising a probe surface and a pyroelectric material layer disposed on at least a portion of the probe surface.
The Boeing Company


04/02/15
20150091979 

Liquid discharge recording recovering liquid


A liquid discharge recording apparatus includes: a first liquid containing 2-pyrrolidone; a liquid discharge head configured to discharge the first liquid; a second liquid containing a solvent of which freezing point is less than 20 degrees celsius and of which specific gravity is less than 1.12 g/cm3; and an absorber which contains the second liquid and which is configured to absorb the first liquid exited from the liquid discharge head.. .
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


03/26/15
20150083374 

Closed loop ice slurry refrigeration system


A closed loop refrigeration system comprises an ice slurry mixture which comprises ice, water, and a freezing point depressant. The system also comprises a first storage device for storing the ice slurry mixture, and an agitator disposed in the first storage device.

03/26/15
20150083164 

Hose handling system and methods of use


Embodiments of the present invention include a hose handling system having a hose guide plumbed via a wash line to a fluid delivery device. The hose guide includes a pulley installed on a frame member, and a spray nozzle adapted to dispense a wash mixture.

03/19/15
20150075191 

Ice cube release and rapid freeze using fluid exchange apparatus and methods


An ice piece release system that includes a chilled compartment set at a temperature below 0° c., a warm section at a temperature above 0° c., and a tray in thermal communication with the chilled compartment. The tray includes a plurality of ice piece-forming receptacles and a cavity in thermal communication with the receptacles.
Whirlpool Corporation


03/12/15
20150068402 

Three-dimensional air-adsorbing structure


A three-dimensional air-adsorbing structure. The structure has a three-dimensional, unitary, skeletal, porous scaffold, air-adsorbing material particles, and one or more hydrophobic binders that couple air-adsorbing material particles to each other to form agglomerates and couples particles and agglomerates to the scaffold.
Bose Corporation


03/05/15
20150064319 

Method of injection of an antimicrobial composition for rapid cooling of poultry during processing


A method for rapidly cooling poultry carcasses during processing by injecting the carcasses with a composition including water and an antimicrobial agent. The composition may be in slush ice form or liquid form.

03/05/15
20150061666 

Sample-preparation method to manipulate nuclear spin-relaxation times, including to facilitate ultralow temperature hyperpolarization


A method of providing a material sample in a state favorable to retaining spin polarization includes cooling a material sample from a temperature above a freezing point of the material sample down to a second temperature below the freezing point of the material sample; maintaining the sample at about the second temperature for a period of about several hours; and reducing temperature of the material sample to a third temperature lower than the second temperature to provide the material sample in a state favorable to retaining spin polarization, where the steps of cooling, maintaining and reducing are performed in the absence of an adulterant material. The method of providing a sample of pyruvic acid in a state favorable to retaining spin polarization may include cooling the sample of pyruvic acid in the absence of an adulterant material from a temperature above a freezing point of the sample of pyruvic acid down to less than about 200 kelvin to provide the sample..
Bruker Biospin Corporation


03/05/15
20150060327 

Lubricant base oil and producing same


A lubricant base oil that is a hydrocarbon oil having a kinematic viscosity at 100° c. Of 2.0 to 9 mm2/s, a viscosity index of 130 or more, a freezing point of −30 to −5° c., and an sbv viscosity at −20° c.
Jx Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation


01/22/15
20150020852 

Substrate processing apparatus and substrate processing method


A substrate processing apparatus comprises: an air flow generator which generates a down flow by gas flowing from top to bottom around a substrate w held horizontally; a liquid film former which forms a liquid film by supplying a liquid on an upper surface of the substrate; a cooling gas discharge nozzle which discharges cooling gas of a temperature lower than a freezing point of the liquid to the liquid film and thereby freezes the liquid film; and a remover which removes a frozen film formed by freezing the liquid film from the substrate. The air flow generator reduces a flow velocity of the down flow when the cooling gas is discharged to the liquid film from the cooling gas discharge nozzle than when the liquid is supplied to the substrate from the liquid film former..
Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.


01/22/15
20150020850 

Substrate processing apparatus and substrate processing method


A substrate processing apparatus comprises: a liquid film former which forms a liquid film by supplying a liquid on an upper surface of the substrate w held horizontally; a cooling gas discharge nozzle which discharges cooling gas of a temperature lower than a freezing point of the liquid forming the liquid film to the liquid film; a thawing liquid discharge nozzle which discharges a thawing liquid to a frozen film formed by freezing the liquid film; a thawing liquid supplier which supplies the heated thawing liquid to the thawing liquid discharge nozzle via a pipe; and a receiver which receives the cooling gas and the thawing liquid respectively discharged from the cooling gas discharge nozzle and the thawing liquid discharge nozzle at the respective retracted position and guides the cooling gas and the thawing liquid to a common flow passage.. .
Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.


12/25/14
20140377644 

Nonaqueous solvent, nonaqueous electrolyte, and power storage device


A nonaqueous solvent that includes an ionic liquid and has at least one of the following characteristics: high lithium ion conductivity, high lithium ion conductivity in a low temperature environment, high heat resistance, a wide available temperature range, a low freezing point (melting point), low viscosity, and the like. The nonaqueous solvent includes an ionic liquid and a fluorinated solvent.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


11/27/14
20140350269 

Acetals esters produced from purified glycerin for use and application as emollients, lubricants, plasticizers, solvents, coalescents, humectant, polymerization monomers, additives to biofuels


It refers to a new group of acetal monoesters and diesters which have in its structure the ester function and cyclic ethers that give these products excellent properties as solvency, plasticity in polymers, solubility in polar and nonpolar means, spreadability, wetting, low volatility, non-toxicity and biodegradability. These properties make these products excellent candidates as solvents in formulations of pesticides, agricultural herbicides, for the paint and leather industry in domestic or industrial hygiene formulations; as plasticizers for polymers such as polyvinyl chloride, nitrocellulose, cellulose, acrylics, polyvinyl vinyl and its copolymers; as lubricants in industrial formulations, textile industry; as emollients agents which donate oiliness for the cosmetic industry; as wetting agents that are commonly used, and as biodiesel additives to reduce the freezing point and to improve its combustion..

11/27/14
20140350134 

Method of aerogel synthesis


The present disclosure provides a method for producing an aerogel, the method comprising reacting at least one acid monomer with at least one diamino monomer in a first solvent under conditions appropriate to form a polyimide polymer; conducting a solvent exchange wherein the first solvent is exchanged for a second solvent, said second solvent having a freezing point, wherein said solvent exchange further comprises (1) submersing the polyimide polymer in the second solvent in a pressure vessel and (2) creating a high pressure environment inside the pressure vessel for a first period of time; cooling the polyimide polymer to a first temperature below the freezing point of the second solvent; and subjecting cooled polyimide polymer to a first vacuum for a second period of time at a second temperature.. .

11/13/14
20140332216 

Pozzolan for use in a cement composition having a low heat of hydration


A method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprises: introducing a cement composition into a wellbore penetrating the subterranean formation, wherein at least a portion of the subterranean formation has a temperature less than or equal to the freezing point of an aqueous liquid, and wherein the cement composition comprises: (a) cement; (b) water; and (c) a pozzolan, wherein the cement composition has a heat of hydration of less than 50 btu per pound; and causing or allowing the cement composition to set in the wellbore after the step of introducing. The pozzolan can have a calcium oxide concentration of less than 15% by weight of the pozzolan, and the pozzolan can have a concentration of at least 15% by weight of the cement.

10/30/14
20140322389 

Beverages containing rare sugars


Zero- and reduced-calorie frozen carbonated beverages comprising rare sugars are provided herein. The beverages contain a freezing point depressant composition comprising at least one rare sugar and, optionally, one or more other freezing point depressant compounds.

10/30/14
20140321500 

Method based on inspection to avoid excessive maintenance of an automobile cooling system


The purpose of this invention is to overcome the defect of the present judgment method for automobile cooling system. It is an inspection method based on the aging degree of lubricating oil of the oil reservoir sensor.

10/23/14
20140312262 

Corrosion inhibiting, freezing point lowering compositions


The present invention relates to corrosion inhibiting, freeze point lowering compositions comprising a mixture of a freeze point lowering agent and a corrosion inhibiting compound. The corrosion inhibiting, freeze point lowering compositions can be used in deicing brines or deicing solutions..

10/02/14
20140294600 

Control device for electric pump


A control device for an electric pump, the electric pump pumping a cooling medium, the control device includes a controller configured to determine a presence of an abnormality in the electric pump when a temperature of the cooling medium is higher than a threshold value and the electric pump is locked. The threshold value being predetermined as a temperature that is higher than a freezing point of the cooling medium..

09/25/14
20140284342 

Insulated beverage apparatus and cooling device


A device for a beverage container may include a tubular member that is insulated and has an axis. The tubular member may further include an upper axial end and a lower axial end.

09/25/14
20140283583 

System for pipeline drying and freezing point suppression


Method for dewatering, pressure testing, hydrotreating, suppressing methane hydrate formation and suppressing solution freezing point in pipeline operations have been disclosed, where the solution used in the operations includes an effective amount of a metal formate salt. The metal formate salt solutions have a low viscosity, have a high density, have a low metals corrosivity, are non-volatile, have a low solubility in hydrocarbons, are readily biodegradable, have a low toxicity, are non-hazardous, have a low environmental impact, have a freezing point depression property forming water/formate eutectic point mixtures, and have a water-structuring and water activity modification property..

09/11/14
20140251590 

Seal support system


An apparatus and method for preventing the temperature of liquid inside a seal support system from falling below the freezing point of the liquid while maintaining substantially constant pressure inside the seal support system, includes a pressure vessel in closed loop fluid communication with a mechanical seal. The closed loop includes a feed line to the mechanical seal and a thermostatic valve for releasing liquid when the temperature of the liquid falls below a predetermined temperature.

08/14/14
20140228463 

Porous polymer structures and methods and articles relating thereto


A porous polymer structure may be formed by cooling a substrate to a temperature at or below a freezing point of a monomer, wherein the monomer is capable of free-radical polymerization; exposing the substrate to an initiator and the monomer, each in a vapor phase, wherein a concentration of the monomer in the vapor phase is above a saturation pressure of the monomer; converting the initiator to a free radical; crystalizing and depositing the monomer on the substrate; and polymerizing at least some of the monomer on the substrate, thereby forming a porous polymer structure on the substrate.. .

08/14/14
20140224638 

Method and desolvating flowing liquid


Methods and apparatus for desolvating flowing liquid streams while retaining temporal resolution of dissolved substrates are disclosed. A novel small-scale self-regulating spray dryer preserves temporal resolution while desolvating a liquid chromatography eluent stream and depositing the solute onto an optical surface for infrared spectrographic analysis.

08/14/14
20140224193 

Antifreeze concentrate with corrosion protection and aqueous coolant composition produced therefrom


Antifreeze concentrate with corrosion protection which is suitable for coolants and heat transfer fluids and comprises freezing point-lowering liquids and also particular sulfur-comprising organic compounds, inorganic molybdate salts, inorganic phosphate salts and aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aromatic monocarboxylic, dicarboxylic or tricarboxylic acids as corrosion inhibitors. Aqueous coolant compositions which are suitable for cooling an internal combustion engine whose cooling apparatus has been made of aluminum using a soldering process using a fluoroaluminate flux can be obtained therefrom..

08/07/14
20140220213 

Method and system for treating food items with an additive and solid carbon dioxide


Embodiments of the invention generally provide methods and systems that distribute an additive in solid carbon dioxide in an interior of food processing equipment. The additive may be injected into a flow of liquid carbon dioxide upstream of an expander at or adjacent to the interior.

07/31/14
20140214138 

Hybrid medical cooling pad with increased water flow area


A medical pad having a dual layer portion including a fluid circulation and containment layers and a single layer portion including the fluid circulation layer. The fluid circulation layer is for containing a first thermal-exchange fluid circulatable therethrough, with the medical pad being operable for thermal exchange between the first thermal-exchange fluid and a patient through a first side of the fluid circulation layer.

07/03/14
20140186502 

Method and system for treating food items with an additive and solid carbon dioxide


Embodiments of the invention generally provide methods and systems that distribute an additive in solid carbon dioxide in an interior of food processing equipment. The additive may be injected into a flow of liquid carbon dioxide upstream of an expander at or adjacent to the interior.

06/05/14
20140154666 

Erythrocyte preservation method


A method for preserving erythrocytes comprising the steps of obtaining an erythrocyte concentrate; subjecting the erythrocyte concentrate to a gas system that includes 65% to 100% by volume and optionally one or more ballast gases from 0% to 35% by volume; and, maintaining the erythrocyte concentrate that has been subjected to the gas system at a temperature that is above the freezing point of the erythrocyte concentrate and up to a temperature of about 30° c.. .

05/29/14
20140144473 

Method for in-situ cleaning of compressor blades in a gas turbine engine on an aircraft and compositions


Wherein the second liquid composition, has a freezing point of −10° c. Or below and is non-aqueous and hydrophilic..

05/22/14
20140138105 

Fire suppression fluid containing a carboxylate salt


An aqueous fire sprinkler fluid containing low carbon number carboxylate salts for freezing point depression is described. The salts may be used in conjunction with glycols.

05/15/14
20140134683 

Method for producing acrylamide


The present invention relates to a method for producing acrylamide comprising: supplying a raw material water to a reactor, supplying acrylonitrile to the reactor, and hydrating acrylonitrile using a biocatalyst, wherein a temperature of the raw material water in the supplying step of the raw material water to the reactor is equal to or more than freezing point of the raw material water and lower than the reaction temperature by 5° c. Or more.

05/08/14
20140128517 

Method for dissolving and degassing polymer, and producing porous film


A method for dissolving and degassing a polymer is described, including a dissolution/degassing step. In the dissolution/degassing step, a mixture containing the polymer and a solvent is agitated, in a pressure-reduced condition with a gauge pressure of −50 to −90 kpa and at a temperature lower than the boiling point of the solvent in the pressure-reduced condition but higher than the freezing point of the same, to dissolve the polymer and simultaneously degas the polymer solution, so as to obtain a polymer solution..

05/08/14
20140127516 

Composite for preventing ice adhesion


The present invention relates to a novel composite for preventing ice adhesion. A superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic surface with a hydrophobic, low freezing point liquid adsorbed onto surface asperities results in a durable, renewable anti-icing surface.

05/01/14
20140119983 

Heat transfer fluids and corrosion inhibitor formulations for use thereof


Disclosed herein is a heat transfer fluid concentrate comprising: greater than or equal to 90 weight percent of a freezing point depressant; 16 to 80 ppm of magnesium ions; an azole compound; an inorganic phosphate; a carboxylate; and an acrylate based polymer, wherein the heat transfer fluid concentrate has a ph of 7-9.5 and the weight ratio of acrylate based polymer to magnesium ions is 1 to 25. The heat transfer fluid concentrate can be used to make a heat transfer fluid..

05/01/14
20140119982 

Heat transfer fluids and corrosion inhibitor formulations for use thereof


Disclosed herein is a heat transfer fluid concentrate comprising: greater than or equal to 85 weight percent of a freezing point depressant, based on the total weight of the heat transfer fluid concentrate; 50 to 2000 ppm of lithium ions; an azole compound; an inorganic phosphate; a carboxylic acid; and an acrylate based polymer, wherein the heat transfer fluid has a ph of 7.0-9.5. The heat transfer fluid concentrate can be used to make a heat transfer fluid..

04/24/14
20140109788 

Liquid electrically initiated and controlled gas generator composition


A liquid electrically initiated and controlled composition comprising an oxidizer, soluble fuel additive(s), and other optional additives to enhance the chemical or ballistic properties, or a combination thereof is disclosed. The liquid composition further comprises stabilizers to enhance thermal stability, sequestrants to minimize deleterious effects of transition metal contaminants, and combustion enhancers maximizing efficiency.

04/17/14
20140102662 

Thermal energy battery with enhanced heat exchange capability and modularity


This invention provides a thermal energy battery having an insulated tank contains a multitude of densely packed plastic tubes filled with a phase-change material (pcm, such as ice) that changes from solid to liquid and vice-versa. Energy is stored when the pcm transitions from liquid to solid form, and released when the pcm transitions back from solid to liquid form.

04/03/14
20140094537 

Aqueous pour point depressant dispersion composition


The present invention relates to an aqueous pour point depressant dispersion composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer, preferably ethylene vinyl acetate (eva); a dispersing agent; water; optionally an aqueous freezing point depressant; and optionally a stabilizing agent wherein the volume average particle size of the dispersed thermoplastic polymer is equal to or less than 1 micrometers and a method to make and use said composition.. .

04/03/14
20140090434 

Pipe diameter expansion apparatus and pipe diameter expansion method


A pipe diameter expansion apparatus includes: a hollow cylindrical member that can be placed in a pipe filled with water, and through which a heat medium having a lower temperature than a freezing point of the water flows from one end to the other end; at least two plate-like fins provided to protrude outward from the cylindrical member; and a heat insulator that is provided between the two fins, and reduces heat transmission between inside and outside the cylindrical member.. .

03/20/14
20140081515 

Automotive friction assist system with improved traction


An automotive friction assist system with improved traction enables a motor vehicle to stop quickly and start easily on low friction surfaces, such as those present during icy conditions. The system operates by introducing more static friction points between the leading contact edges of wheels of a motor vehicle.

03/13/14
20140070136 

Heat transfer fluids and corrosion inhibitor formulations for use thereof


Disclosed herein is a heat transfer fluid concentrate comprising: greater than or equal to 85 weight percent of a freezing point depressant, based on the total weight of the heat transfer fluid concentrate; 50 to 2000 ppm of lithium ions; an azole compound; an inorganic phosphate; a carboxylic acid; and an acrylate based polymer, wherein the heat transfer fluid has a ph of 7.0-9.5. The heat transfer fluid concentrate can be used to make a heat transfer fluid..

02/27/14
20140056756 

Corrosion protection formulation for protection against zinc and cadmium corrosion


Corrosion protection formulation comprising (a) from 0.01 to 5% by weight of alkylamine ethoxylates as surfactant component, (b) from 0.01 to 10% by weight of corrosion inhibitors, (c) from 0 to 0.3% by weight of thickeners, (d) from 5 to <75% by weight of freezing point-lowering alcohols selected from among alkanols, glycols, polyalkylene glycols and glycerol, (e) from 5 to 90% by weight of vegetable and/or fatty oils, (f) from 0 to 5% by weight of water and (g) from 0 to 5% by weight of conventional emulsifiers. The formulation is particularly suitable for protecting zinc or zinc-plated components or surfaces or cadmium or cadmium-plated metallic surfaces against corrosion caused by runway deicing compositions used at airports..





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