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 new patent  Device and method for extending the lifespan of a shaft seal for an open-drive compressor

A device and method for extending the lifespan of a shaft seal for an open-drive compressor is provided. The device and method can also reduce and/or prevent deterioration of the shaft seal regardless of the operation condition of the open-drive compressor. ... Thermo King Corporation

 new patent  Method and system for predictive emission maintenance of an engine

Methods and systems for predictive emission maintenance of an engine. In one embodiment, a method for predictive emission maintenance of an engine is provided. ... Thermo King Corporation

Method and system for extending autonomous operation of a self-contained climate controlled storage unit

A method and system for extending autonomous operation of a self-contained climate controlled storage unit is provided. The embodiments of the method and system described herein can extend the run time of a battery source of a self-contained climate controlled storage unit prior to, during, or after transport. ... Thermo King Corporation

Sorption system in a transport refrigeration system

A transport refrigeration system (trs) and method of operating a trs having a sorption subsystem are disclosed. The trs includes a refrigeration subsystem and a sorption subsystem. ... Thermo King Corporation

Method and system for controlling the release of heat by a temperature control unit

Methods and systems for controlling the release of heat by a temperature control unit are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring a heat release condition of the temperature control unit. ... Thermo King Corporation

Systems and methods for monitoring belt tension and determining belt lifespan in a transport refrigeration unit

Methods and systems for monitoring belt tension and determining belt lifespan in a trs are disclosed. An embodiment of a self-tensioner can include a sensor connected to a self-tensioner in a belt driven system and a magnet that passes over the sensor to generate a signal. ... Thermo King Corporation

Systems and methods of controlling an association between wireless devices while in an assigned domain

Systems and methods of controlling an association between wireless devices in an assigned domain or bonded area of a transport unit are disclosed. Generally, the embodiments include identifying wireless devices in a bounded area, and establishing an association between the wireless devices. ... Thermo King Corporation

Electrical transport refrigeration system

Embodiments of an electrically powered transport refrigeration unit (tru) are disclosed. The tru may include a refrigeration circuit that includes an electrically powered compressor, an evaporator equipped with an electrically powered blower, and a gas cooler equipped with an electrically powered blower. ... Thermo King Corporation

Compressor low cost oil filter

An internal oil filter is installed at least partially inside a crankcase and/or an oil sump of a compressor. The internal oil filter can receive oil from an oil pressure regulator and filter the oil via filter media. ... Thermo King Corporation

Fluid level measurement

A system and method for determining a fluid consumption rate from a fluid tank is described. The fluid tank includes a fuel for an internal combustion engine and the internal combustion engine provides power to a powered system. ... Thermo King Corporation

Method of pairing a sensor node for a transport refrigeration system using an assisting device, an assisting device for pairing a sensor node and a pairing system for a transport refrigeration system

A method of pairing a sensor node of a transport refrigeration system with a coordinator node using an assisting device in a communication network is provided, the method includes: the assisting device obtains identification information of the sensor node; the assisting device connects with the coordinator node; the assisting device transmits the identification information of the sensor node to the coordinator node for the coordinator node to pair with the sensor node; the assisting device receives pairing status of the sensor node and the coordinator node; and the assisting device indicates the pairing status.. . ... Thermo King Corporation

Carbon dioxide injection in a transport unit

A system and method for maintaining a desired carbon dioxide concentration within an interior space of a transport unit during transport are disclosed. The method includes determining the carbon dioxide concentration within the interior space; enabling a carbon dioxide injection system when the carbon dioxide concentration is not at a set point value; and disabling the carbon dioxide injection system when the carbon dioxide concentration is at the set point value.. ... Thermo King Corporation

Systems and methods of powering a refrigeration unit of a hybrid vehicle

Systems and methods for providing power to a refrigeration unit or an air conditioner used on a hybrid vehicle. The system includes an accumulation choke, a pwm rectifier, and a frequency inverter. ... Thermo King Corporation

Method and system for detecting and managing an electrical phase loss condition in a climate controlled transport system

A method for detecting and managing an electrical phase loss condition in a climate controlled transport unit (cctu) is provided. The method includes monitoring a generator phase signal outputted from a generator of the cctu. ... Thermo King Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170274732

Method and system for defrosting a heat exchanger

A method for defrosting a heat exchanger of a refrigeration circuit is provided. The method includes monitoring a compressor suction parameter at a suction line to a compressor of the refrigeration circuit. ... Thermo King Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170248359

Simplified and energy efficient multi temperature unit

Methods and systems for an energy efficient mtrs are provided. In one embodiment, a refrigerated transport unit is provided that includes a multi-zone transport unit and an energy efficient mtrs. ... Thermo King Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170234591

Methods and systems for automatically adapting to an input power for a transport refrigeration system

Embodiments of systems and methods for a trs to automatically sense a voltage level and configuration of an input ac power provided by an ac power source and automatically adapt to the input ac power being used are provided. When the voltage level of an input ac power supplied to a trs changes, the trs can automatically detect the change of the voltage level, and adjust a winding configuration of a compressor motor of the trs and a voltage level of the trs based on the detected voltage level of the input ac power.. ... Thermo King Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214271

Methods and systems for automotive type transient protection of a solar charge source

Systems and methods are described herein for providing automotive type transient protection of a solar charge source. In one embodiment, a system is provided that includes a load and a solar charge source for providing dc power to the load. ... Thermo King Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191716

Controlling temperature using an unloader manifold

A transport refrigeration system (trs) and method of controlling temperature using an unloader manifold. The trs includes a heat transfer circuit, the heat transfer circuit includes a compressor with a first cylinder bank and a second cylinder bank, and an unloader manifold with a first end connected to the first and second cylinder bank and a second end connected to a hot gas line in the heat transfer circuit. ... Thermo King Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191590

Compressor gasket and method of preventing corrosion

A gasket in a transport refrigeration system (trs) and method of preventing corrosion in a compressor using a gasket. The gasket includes a body, where the body includes a fluid pass portion, and a flange that extends from the body. ... Thermo King Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170182869

Cascade heat transfer system

A transport refrigeration system (trs) includes a first heat transfer circuit including a first compressor, a condenser, a first expansion device, and a cascade heat exchanger. The first compressor, the condenser, the first expansion device, and the cascade heat exchanger are in fluid communication such that a first heat transfer fluid can flow therethrough. ... Thermo King Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170151859

Device and method for controlling operation of transport refrigeration unit

A transport refrigeration unit and a method for controlling the transport refrigeration unit, wherein the transport refrigeration unit has a controller device for operating a compressor of the transport refrigeration unit with a continuously-variable speed, which allows the compressor to run continuously but with a smooth gradient range of speed variations. The controller device allows the transport refrigeration unit to have a start-stop operation stage, continuous run operation stage, and/or a cycle-sentry operation stage.. ... Thermo King Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170136848

Fresh air control for a transport refrigeration unit

A system and method for controlling a transport heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) system having a fresh air intake is disclosed. The fresh airflow intake system includes a fresh air damper configured to regulate a flow of fresh air into the transport hvac system, an evaporator fan having at least a high-speed mode and a low speed mode, and a controller. ... Thermo King Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170136844

Methods and systems for coordinated zone operation of a multi-zone transport refrigeration system

Methods and systems for coordinated zone operation of the mtrs are provided. The method includes a mtrs controller determining whether a first zone environmental condition difference between a first zone measured environmental condition and a first zone desired set point environmental condition is greater than a first threshold. ... Thermo King Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170127705

Atmosphere control in transport unit

Methods, systems and apparatuses to help control atmosphere in a storage space, such as for example a storage space of a transport unit are disclosed. Generally, the embodiments herein are directed to provide a desired amount of nitrogen to the storage space to replace oxygen and carbon dioxide while removing the same amount of air from the storage space, which can help maintain a pressure balance between the storage space and the ambient atmosphere. ... Thermo King Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170112171

Controlled atmosphere system and method for controlling the same

A method for obtaining a desired atmosphere within an interior space during an initial startup phase of a cas is provided. The method includes a controller starting the cas while keeping the air compressor off. ... Thermo King Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170108263

Air supply system and method

An air supply system of an atmosphere control system is provided. The air supply system may incorporate features to condition an air stream before the air stream is directed toward an air separation device. ... Thermo King Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170082079

System and method for preventing unauthorized modification to engine control software or an engine control system

A system and method for preventing unauthorized modification to engine control software or an engine control system of for example, a refrigerated transport application is provided. Particularly, the embodiments described herein prevent unauthorized parties from inadvertently or intentionally making changes to the engine control software used for controlling the engine or the engine control system that could, for example, potentially bypass emission strategies implemented in the refrigerated transport application. ... Thermo King Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170059227

System and method of distributing airflow in a transport refrigeration unit

Systems and methods to distribute airflow in an internal space of a transport unit are described. The system can include a plurality of airflow strips extending in a direction from a first end wall of the transport unit towards a second end wall of the transport unit, the plurality of airflow strips providing a dynamic temperature distribution within the interior space by distributing discharge air blown into the interior space, wherein a first end of each of the plurality of airflow strips is attached to an interior wall of the transport unit.. ... Thermo King Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170057323

Methods and systems to control engine loading on a transport refrigeration system

Methods and systems for controlling a transport refrigeration system are provided. In one instance, the method includes identifying an operational mode change request for a heat exchanger unit of the transport refrigeration system. ... Thermo King Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170030307

Method and system for predictive emission maintenance of an engine

Methods and systems for predictive emission maintenance of an engine. In one embodiment, a method for predictive emission maintenance of an engine is provided. ... Thermo King Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170028810

Outer guard for transport refrigeration systems

An outer guard assembly or system is described, which may be used in transport units, such as for example in transport refrigeration including the units and/or systems thereof. The outer guard assembly or system includes transitions components to facilitate mounting to a trailer or container of a transport unit, so as to shift or transfer load of the mounting from the transport refrigeration unit to the trailer or container, on which the transport refrigeration unit is mounted. ... Thermo King Corporation








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