06164078 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 14 patents.

A cryogenic liquid heat exchanger system has a subatmospheric pressure reservoir, a tube, and an initial fluid ejector. The sub-atmospheric pressure reservoir has a vacuum exhaust. The tube extends through the reservoir. The initial fluid ejector has a suction chamber inlet that is functionally connected to the reservoir vacuum exhaust. The system may have a plurality of fluid ejectors connected to one or more exhausts either in series or parallel. The initial fluid ejector may receive one or more pressurized fluid streams, and the streams may be steam. A process for generating sub-atmospheric pressures in a cryogenic fluid heat exchanger reservoir includes the step of discharging an initial fluid stream into an initial fluid ejector having a suction chamber functionally connected to an exhaust of the reservoir. A process for generating sub-atmospheric pressures in a cryogenic fluid heat exchanger reservoir includes the step of using a fluid ejector to reduce the pressure in the reservoir. In either process, cooling cryogenic fluid is directed through the reservoir. The cooling cryogenic fluid may be liquid nitrogen or liquid hydrogen. In either process, an incoming cryogenic fluid stream is directed through a tube that extends through the reservoir. The incoming cryogenic fluid may be liquid oxygen or liquid hydrogen, or any other suitable cryogenic fluid.

Title
Cryogenic liquid heat exchanger system with fluid ejector
Application Number
9/262796
Publication Number
6164078
Application Date
March 4, 1999
Publication Date
December 26, 2000
Inventor
David L Gerhardt
Redondo Beach
CA, US
John E Davis
Claremont
CA, US
Timothy L Gaynor III
Cypress
CA, US
Michael V Merlin
Anaheim
CA, US
James F Weber
Moorpark
CA, US
Gene Rogers
San Pedro
CA, US
Tibor I Lak
Huntington Beach
CA, US
Agent
Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins
Agent
Donald E Stout
Assignee
Boeing North American
CA, US
IPC
F17C 5/02
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